The Occult Universe of David Bowie and the Meaning of “Blackstar”

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In the wake of David Bowie’s death, his last album, “Blackstar”, is his swan song, an enigmatic conclusion to a career punctuated by otherworldly alter-egos and esoteric symbolism. We’ll look at the meaning of “Blackstar” in the context of David Bowie’s career.

Very few artists can boast the longevity of David Bowie in the music industry, as his career spanned over five decades and produced 28 albums. Throughout the decades, Bowie migrated from one musical genre to another, and even from one persona to another, but a constant remained: He was surrounded by an otherworldly aura.

Through his work, Bowie turned himself into a musical ‘ascended master’, a Gnostic Christ-like figure who achieved a high level of illumination and who sought to communicate a cryptic message to humanity. While many of Bowie’s eccentricities could be attributed to drugs and rock and roll, one cannot paint a complete picture of this artist without mentioning his most enduring obsession: Western occultism.

David Bowie, born as David Robert Jones in 1947, is seen by some as a sort of ‘Renaissance Man’ whose professed ‘universality’ is an attempt to show the apex of evolution by reassembling the fragmentary pieces of our society; thus, he resembles many occultists.

However unlike most occultists, Bowie has considerable wealth, critical acclaim, penetrating intelligence, and enduring good looks; he seems set to go on to even greater heights and achievements. What next, godhead? There is a Faustian/Mephistophelean element here. How else can one explain the absolute zenith of this man’s worldly trajectory? In fact, there are people who are convinced that his brobdingnagian success is not without some kind of otherworldly assistance. (…)

Nevertheless, it can not be ignored that Bowie has constructed his public persona from the various parts of the puzzle that are at the roots of modern occultism. He was summoning up some of these pieces at the early age of 16.
– Peter R. Koenig, The Laughing Gnostic – David Bowie and the Occult

Throughout his career, Bowie often turned himself into a mere vessel as he lent his body to various personas who spoke through him, often communicating messages of deep occult significance.

Bowie’s final album Blackstar is no exception. In fact, it is a “meticulously planned” final chapter of the “Book of Bowie”, one that confirms the true meaning of his work and the occult inspiration behind it. Therefore, in order to understand Blackstar, one must first understand some of his most iconic imagery.

Occult Bowie

If one had to select a quote that would aptly sum up the Occult David Bowie, it would probably be this one:

“I’m closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley’s uniform
I’m not a prophet or a stoneage man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman”
Quicksand

In these four lines, Bowie reveals a source of his esoteric worldview: the secret society Golden Dawn.

“The Golden Dawn was a magical secret society, a crowning glory of the occult revival which flourished at the end of the 19th century and taught a unique blend of Jewish mysticism (called Cabbala or Kabbalah, also to be found in Bowie’s symbolism), astral travel, magic, yoga (also practiced by Bowie) and how to communicate with angels and demons. For this latter communion it was first necessary to empty the mind, to make room for the unknown to enter – something that bears a strong resemblance to Bowie’s ‘cut-up’ method of writing lyrics”.
– Ibid.

When Bowie states that he is “immersed in Crowley’s uniform”, he is referring to Aleister Crowley, the 20th Century British occultist who was a member of the Golden Dawn and a founder of the O.T.O (Ordo Templi Orientis). He was mostly known for his work in the realms of Sex Magick, Black Magick and his philosophy, the Thelema (read my full article about Crowley here).

Magick techniques have become popularised through the writings of Aleister Crowley who was once a member of the Golden Dawn, and later of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), which was (and still is) deeply involved with sex–magic. The public perception of both the Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templi Orientis are pseudo–masonic organisations where the aspirant (or member) goes through stages of ceremonial initiation wearing semi–Egyptian costumes — similar to the one Bowie wore for a photo session with Brian Ward in 1971.
– Ibid.

Aleister Crowley and David Bowie.
Aleister Crowley (left) and David Bowie (right) in the inner-sleeve of the CD version of Space Oddity.

In 1976 Bowie stated:

“My overriding interest was in Kabbalah and Crowleyism. That whole dark and rather fearsome never–world of the wrong side of the brain.”
– David Bowie, from “Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie” by Sean Egan

In a 1983 interview, Bowie added:

“I had this more–than–passing interest in Egyptology, mysticism and the Kabbalah. At the time it seemed transparently obvious what the answer to life was. My whole life would be transformed into this bizarre nihilistic fantasy world of impending doom, mythological characters and imminent totalitarianism.”
– David Bowie, Musician, May 1983

Considering the importance of occultism in Bowie’s life, the most iconic personas of his career take on an added level of significance, a level that is reinforced in Blackstar.

Major Tom

In 1969, Bowie released Space Oddity, a single that was cleverly released only nine days before the moon-landing of Apollo II, making it the unofficial theme of this historic event. The song introduced Major Tom, an astronaut who was launched in space and whose ultimate fate remained uncertain. The song indeed finishes with the words:

“Here am I floating ’round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do”
– Space Oddity

On an esoteric level, Major Tom represents the ascension of mortals towards divinity – an interpretation that is apparently confirmed in the 2015 video for the song Blackstar.

In 1972, Bowie introduces a new alter ego who instead descends to Earth from the heavens.

Ziggy Stardust

The two forms of Ziggy Stardust. One emphasizes the one-eye sign, the other features a circle on the pineal gland, aka the third eye.
The two forms of Ziggy Stardust. Left emphasizes the one-eye sign (from the album Alladin Sane) and the other emphasizes the pineal gland, aka the third eye (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars).

For his fifth album, Bowie introduced the alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous alien rock star who was sent by the “Infinites” to announce the coming of Starmen to Earth.

In Bowie’s visionary performance, civilization was going to collapse and the ‘Infinites’ would arrive. Ziggy Stardust was to announce the coming of these ‘starmen’ bringing hope. Ziggy is their prophet, the messiah who takes himself to incredible spiritual heights, and is kept alive by the devotion of his disciples. When the Starmen finally arrive, they take bits and pieces of Ziggy so they can manifest themselves as real physical beings. Eventually they tear him to pieces on stage during the performance of the song ‘Rock’n’Roll Suicide’. At the moment of Ziggy’s death, the Starmen take on his essence, and become visible.
– Ibid.

With Ziggy Stardust, Bowie embodied the archetype of the “dying god”, a savior sent from above who ends up sacrificing his life.

The androgynous nature of Ziggy Stardust occultly represents a state of a higher spiritual level. In occultism, the highest stage of illumination is achieved through the internalization of duality and the equilibrium between opposing forces –  good and evil, active and passive, male and female. This concept is symbolically represented by the horned, hermaphrodite god Baphomet. It is also represented in alchemical symbolism such as the Alchemical Androgyne.

“The symbol reproduced above is from a rare edition of the Turbæ Philosophorum published in Germany in 1750, and represents by a hermaphroditic figure the accomplishment of the magnum opus. The active and passive principles of Nature were often depicted by male and female figures, and when these two principle, were harmoniously conjoined in any one nature or body it was customary to symbolize this state of perfect equilibrium by the composite figure above shown.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages).
This symbol from the Turbæ Philosophorum (1750) represents a hermaphroditic figure as the accomplishment of the magnum opus. The active and passive principles of Nature were often depicted by male and female figures, and when these two principles were harmoniously conjoined in any one nature or body it was customary to symbolize this state of perfect equilibrium by the composite figure above shown.

Ziggy Stardust also embodies the opposite of the spiritual and the material worlds: While he represents a high level of spiritual illumination, he is also a bisexual, promiscuous rock star bent on heavy drug use.

Contrarily to Major Tom who ascended from Earth to the skies, Ziggy Stardust descends from the “heavens”. He is a “higher being” who takes the form of a human in order to communicate a message, not unlike Jesus Christ.

Station to Station

In 1976, Bowie released Station to Station, an album he claimed to barely remember recording, mainly due to heavy cocaine use. He even added that it was the work of “an entirely different person,”.

“Bowie himself remembers almost nothing of the album’s production, not even the studio, later admitting, “I know it was in LA because I’ve read it was”.

Despite this fact, the album dealt with heavy occult symbolism. The song Station to Station, referred to travel through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

“Here are we
One magical movement
from Kether to Malkuth”
–  Station to Station

“Kether” and “Malkuth” are two of the 10 elements of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life — the highest and lowest parts, respectively.

If you follow the path described by Bowie above, Keter to Malkhut describes the descent from Godhead to the physical realm. The theme of "descent from the heavens" has always been at the core of Bowies work.
If you follow the path described by Bowie above, Keter to Malkhut describes the descent from Godhead to the physical realm. The theme of “descent from the heavens” has always been at the core of Bowie’s work.

In a 1997 interview, Bowie expands on the “magickal” meaning of the song and how no mainstream sources ever addressed it.

“The “Station to Station” track itself is very much concerned with the stations of the cross. All the references within the piece are to do with the Kabbala. It’s the nearest album to a magick treatise that I’ve written. I’ve never read a review that really sussed it. It’s an extremely dark album. Miserable time to live through, I must say.”
– Q Magazine, ChangesFiftyBowie”, 1997

On the cover art of the album we find Bowie drawing the Kabbalistic Tree of Life:

Bowie drawing the Kabbalistic tree of life.
Bowie drawing the Kabbalistic tree of life.

Several decades later, in 2015, Bowie is confronted with his own mortality and feels the need to offer his fans one final offering. Blackstar takes all of the elements mentioned above (and more) to create one final, enigmatic, ritualistic drama.

Blackstar

Released two days before his death, Blackstar is David Bowie’s swan song in which he wraps up the mythology he has cultivated for five decades. The video of the same name is a tapestry of dark images. At the center of it all: A human being becoming a god.

The video begins with a dead astronaut on a remote planet.
The video begins with a dead astronaut on a remote planet.

Is this Major Tom? Are we seeing his final resting place?  A young girl opens the astronaut’s helmet and finds an ornate skull.

Inside the helmet is a jewel-incrusted skull, the perfect kind of artifact to be used during Black magick.
The jewel-encrusted skull represents the astronaut’s ascension into godhood.

The skull is then revered as some kind of artifact from the gods.

A "grand priestess" holds the skull amongst two rows of women who cannot help trembling in its presence.
A “grand priestess” holds the skull between two rows of women who cannot help trembling in its presence.

Sung in the matter of an incantation, the lyrics of the first verse allude to an occult ritual:

In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
Your eyes

In the video, the men and women are separated, which conveys the idea of two opposing energies (male and female). Both groups end up making us witness an indirect sex magick ritual.

On one hand, the women "assume the position".
On one hand, the women “assume the position”.
While three creepy masked strawmen, who appear to be animated due to something deeply unholy, move lascivously while crucified.
On the other, three crucified scarecrows (who appear to be animated by an unholy force), move their hips in a suggestive manner.

The combination of sex magick with the twisting of Christ’s crucifixion gives the video a strong “Crowleyian” direction.

In an interview, the director of the video, Johan Renck, discusses Crowley.

“Well, I’m a huge Crowley fan, I’ve always been. I tried to make a movie on his life a few years ago but we didn’t manage to put it together. I love Crowley for being an audacious man at certain point in time. I think he’s greatly misunderstood. He was a good guy, but he was portrayed as an evil man and he wasn’t.”
– Vice News, 
Behind “Blackstar”: An Interview with Johan Renck, the Director of David Bowie’s Ten-Minute Short Film

The name of the album itself, Blackstar, refers to an important occult concept: the Midnight Sun.

“Apuleius said when describing his initiation (vide ante): “At midnight I saw the sun shining with a splendid light.” The midnight sun was also part of the mystery of alchemy. It symbolized the spirit in man shining through the darkness of his human organisms. It also referred to the spiritual sun in the solar system, which the mystic could see as well at midnight as at high noon, the material earth being powerless to obstruct the rays of this Divine orb. The mysterious lights which illuminated the temples of the Egyptian Mysteries during the nocturnal hours were said by some to be reflections of the spiritual sun gathered by the magical powers of the priests. The weird light seen ten miles below the surface of the earth by I-AM-THE-MAN in that remarkable Masonic allegory Etidorhpa (Aphrodite spelt backward) may well refer to the mysterious midnight sun of the ancient rites.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Bearing in mind Bowie’s impending death, the lyrics of the song take on a very personal meaning:

“Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)”
Blackstar

Is Bowie referring to his own death? Is he referring to his spirit-less body being taken over by a Blackstar? This is yet another allusion to Bowie being “taken over” by a mysterious being who states:

I’m the Great I Am (I’m a blackstar)

“I Am that I Am” is the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name.

In the video, Bowie plays the role of three separate characters.

The "blind follower" with buttons instead of eyes. This character represents the simple man.
The “blind follower” with buttons instead of eyes. This character represents the simple, ignorant man.
The preacher propagating the "book of Blackstar"
The preacher propagating the “Book of Blackstar” – with dumbfounded followers behind him.
The "flamboyant trickster" who appear to have taken over Bowie's body and claimed to be the Blackstar.
The “flamboyant trickster” who appears to have taken over Bowie’s aging body with eccentric mannerisms.

The video, therefore, depicts the several layers associated with occult knowledge. There are those who are in direct contact with its “true source” while the blind masses are fascinated by a bastardized version of it, sold by charismatic figures. David Bowie indicates that he is, simultaneously, a blind simple man and an occult initiate – a Blackstar.

Lazarus

Bowie’s final video bears the name of a significant Biblical figure: Lazarus.

"The Raising of Lazarus" by Rembrant.
“The Raising of Lazarus” by Rembrandt

In the New Testament, Lazarus died of an illness and was resurrected four days later by Jesus Christ. In the context of Bowie’s terminal illness, the title Lazarus conveys the idea of immortality, while playing with the constant idea of him being from “another world”.

In the video, Bowie plays the role of the same characters as in Blackstar.

In the role of the "blind follower", we see Bowie as the simple man, the regular human who is physical weak, laying on his deathbed and scared of things to come.
In the role of the “blind man”, Bowie is an aging human who is physically weak, laying on his deathbed and scared of things to come.

Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now
Lazarus

From a dresser in the corner of the room (possibly symbolizing a portal to another dimension), emerges another Bowie, the flamboyant, eternally-young Bowie.

This Bowie is not dying - he even allows himself a few dance moves.
This Bowie is not dying – he even treats himself to few dance moves.

The costume worn by this Bowie refers to a specific relic from his past.

It is the same outfit as worn on the cover of "From Station to Station" on which he is seen drawing the Kabbalistic tree of life.
Bowie wears the same outfit as seen on the cover of “Station to Station” in which he is drawing the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

As stated above, according to Bowie, this 1976 album was written “by an entirely different person”.

In Lazarus, we witness the return of this immortal being.

With theatrical maneurisms, this Bowie begins writing feverishly inside a book, as if animated by a higher force. Is this the source of Bowie's inspiration throughout the years?
With theatrical mannerisms, this Bowie writes feverishly, as if animated by a higher force. Is this the source of Bowie’s inspiration throughout the years?
At one point we see the skull from Blackstar, implying that this Bowie possesses that secret occult knowledge.
At one point we see the skull from Blackstar, implying that this Bowie possesses that secret occult knowledge.

Although Bowie’s mortal body succumbed to physical illness (which is the ultimate fate of all humans), another part of him lives on, that otherworldly being who took over his body throughout his career.

The video ends with occult Bowie retreating back to the dresser and closing the door. That's all folks.
The video ends with occult Bowie retreating back to the dresser and closing the door.

In Lazarus, Bowie bids farewell to the physical world but reminds us that a part of him lives on … that same part of him that ascended into space as Major Tom and descended to Earth as Ziggy Stardust. This Bowie travels from the physical to the spiritual world with the same ease as he travels from “Station to Station” through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

In Conclusion

Although David Bowie’s career spanned several decades, produced 28 albums, and exploited all kinds of enigmatic concepts, one aspect remained constant: He projected the aura of an otherworldly being, one that did not really belong on Earth, that sometimes appeared to be either spiritually illuminated or demonically possessed.

His final album, Blackstar is a direct continuation of the “Bowie mythos”. Meticulously planned to turn his death into a work of art, the imagery of Blackstar ties together several iconic moments of Bowie’s career into one final narrative, one that confirms the extreme importance of occultism in his work.

Lazarus, Bowie’s final parting gift, conveys one important message: Bowie was a vessel to something greater, something deeper, something darker, and something more profound than most ever realized. Claiming “I am the Great I Am”, this Being gave Bowie the inspiration to become an immortal icon and lead his fans to rally behind the declaration that “Bowie is God”.

Was Bowie truly influenced by unseen occult forces or was he simply a brilliant entertainer with a penchant for dramatics? Bowie answered this question a long time ago:

“I’m closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley’s uniform
I’m not a prophet or a stoneage man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman”


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Lara
Lara

I tried to watch the Blackstar video. I had to mute it after a few seconds because of the dissonece of the voices. It’s very dualistic.

Also, I found the dancing of the two men and the people on the cross very other-worldly. I couldn’t watch the whole thing. Too much evil. I feel nausceous just remembering it.

Only someone who is completely spiritually blind would think this is artistic and innocent.

twennywun
twennywun

P***y…..

Deborah
Deborah

Lara I could echo your statement word for word! Unlike you, however, I unfortunately watched the whole video. The drumbeat was unnerving as well. My stomach is in knots.

HIStruth
HIStruth

Amen I totally agree. Next time you watch a video like that you can pray after watching it and ask GOD to remove any of those spirits from that video off of you in JESUS’ Name!

sporidium
sporidium

What rot. Demons can’t just possess someone through listening to evil music. Stop getting your doctrine from neo-Pentecostal snake oil sellers / anecdotes from false teachers and get it instead from the Bible.

chrysokerux
chrysokerux

”They travel the earth, through the air an water, looking for a host to posses.”
The bible does say that possesion without His protection is imminent, even through the AIRwaves.

Driscol
Driscol

Jesus is a demonic parasite infecting our species. You are just as bad as the crowley followers by pushing such filth onto the masses. Christianity only exists because it ruthlessly slaughtered and gleefully tortured and brainwashed people who refused to believe such nonsense. Christians should be put to the stake (as they did the pagans) for their crimes against the species.
They preach forgiveness while cutting off your arms. All crimes will be paid back, nothing will be forgiven of the wicked and their acts will be paid for in blood and pain.

Read
Read

Read Acts of the Apostles, and you’ll see how the very first christians lived, interpreted their scriptures and spread the gospel. And compare it to islam, how the first muslims lived, interpreted their scriptures and spread the quran. There’s a huge difference.

Ted Phillips
Ted Phillips

Are you a sadist or something?

Granddaddy
Granddaddy

You are confusing Christianity with Catholicism.

some
some

you are confusing Catholicism with your hatred. Catholics are christains and they did not mass slaughter anybody. Just christians. Burned by Pagans.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

Driscol~how much persecution have YOU suffered as a result of Christianity?? Yeah. That’s what I thought. I’ll agree that unspeakable things have been done in the name of “Christianity,” however, they were not true representations of Christ any more than the phony t.v. evangelists are. Anyone declaring such a murderous contempt for a percentage of humanity declares themselves a true PSYCHOPATH. Get help for your anger issues before they further manifest.

Reyn
Reyn

That presumes that they EXIST. “They” do not exist. It’s all nonsense. We are living on a moderately sized planet circling a nondescript star in its green zone. That star itself resides in the outer spiral arm of a rather modest galaxy among the billions and hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. That is NOT to say that there are no spiritual beings, energy/etheric beings actually make sense as a part of a quantum reality. BUT those beings have nothing to do with the bible (sic) – as it, along with all other period religious texts are factually wrong and in constant conflict with themselves and each other. They are not going to be compelled by shouting the names of beings you worship at them and they are not going to be “cast out” if they have a method of getting “in” and want to be there. If they don’t, which I think rather likely, then they don’t. But the myth set? It’s almost entirely false and the Bible is just sad as a supposedly verbally inspired book from a superbeing who created all of this – so please, grow up and stop.

dgibb
dgibb

so you have tried occultism have you??

William Bennett
William Bennett

Eternity is a long time to be wrong!

We are spiritual beings in a temporary physical state.

When this temporary state ends the simple logic engendered by your apparently limited ability to understand anything beyond your flesh will determine your eternal destination.

Leigh
Leigh

Just hope you never wonder into a museum……No wonder what one might encounter there! Please go back and watch some Mr. Rodgers and real House wives of where ever, eat some hamburger helper and read your Christian Bible. It will all be OK…… just don’t think…….drink the kool-aid.

It is Mua
It is Mua

@Leigh I’m kinda thirsty here wish you had saved me some koolaid but you drank it ALL. Sheeple you!

Deborah
Deborah

I’ve WANDERed into plenty of museums, everything from art to natural history to modern science and tech. In fact, I used to volunteer at the McKinley Museum at the McKinley National Monument, before I moved away. You can still find my name on a volunteer of the year award plaque there though. God gave us brains. I tend to use mine. I grew up on Mr. Rogers. He taught some valuable lessons, some of which you could still stand to learn. I don’t watch the “real” housewives, as I am a housewife, and there is nothing real about them. I also don’t serve hamburger helper to my family either. Isn’t there MSG in that, along with a laundry list of other preservatives? The Bible isn’t required reading, so I don’t know what you have against it, but I am plenty cultured, so thanks for asking.

Cindy
Cindy

Right on Deborah!

Actually
Actually

Mischaracterization is an easy way of dismissing a point of view. The scriptures are constantly exhorting us to think about our actions and consequences. Some of the great scientific minds in history believed in the Christian God; Nicholas Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Blaise Pascal, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, William Thomson Kelvin, Max Planck.

never mind
never mind

The beauty of Bowie’s music is that it’s never been innocent.You obviously don’t get it…

Tommy
Tommy

He ‘got it’ exactly right; Bowie chose to give his life to the dark lord and was richly rewarded for it, for a life’s work of deceiving the masses into the secret society type influence of hidden darkness; is art brilliant when it is ‘programmed’ into you from the ‘channel’ you live by

Reyn
Reyn

There is no “dark lord” — of all the things in the Abrahamic religions, nothing is more nonsense in the latter versions (Christianity, Islam and Mormonism) than the idea of a “dark lord” — In the myth set that birthed all of these things, Satan was, at most, a lawyer whose JOB It was to advocate against G_d. Go ahead, ask a Jewish rabbi if I’m not right.

With all due respect, everything that you wrote Tommy is utter nonsense.

Toxic Lucidity
Toxic Lucidity

Read the Od Testament. It is sicker than this video.

Read
Read

The story would be much sicker for everyone if there was no Israel and Christ.

Reyn
Reyn

You do not know that, neither do I.

Hermers

Postnein
Postnein

The movements of the people are based on the original Popeye cartoons. Yeah, its that innocent.

Will
Will

Hmmm. I wonder if its a coincidence that demonically possessed people also feel nauseous when confronted with the word of God or any other Truth or goodness. I cant imagine that a mere music video could make any spiritually strong person physically sick. Maybe it was your demons being cast out by great music?

anna
anna

Hmmm. It seems that you have never heard of great music.
‘demons blind and deaf’ – true.

Reyn
Reyn

No ‘demonically possessed people” come from cultures that teach them that “demonic possession” happens. Therefore when they are psychologically damaged and it is blamed on demons, they react to the things that the mental construct that they have learned says they should. It’s that simple really. Yes, I’ve been on treatment teams. You’d be amazed what treatment rather than witchdoctory (disguised as something else because… modern religion, right?) does for those who are sadly, ill mentally.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

Reyn,

Try visiting an established paranormal hot-spot & perhaps you get the opportunity to experience ‘psychological manifestations’ you’ll have to explain away.. IF only life were that simple. You’re narrow-minded &/or well programmed.

anna
anna

totaly agree

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

Thank you, someone with common sense!!! Who doesn’t see real Satanic rituals on this video??? This isn’t just art, this is real.

Reyn
Reyn

No more than “Satan” is real – which is to say, not at all.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

Reyn~Rosalyn meant Luciferian. Oh, but wait! All of these prolific writers, artists, occultists (that of course doesn’t include high level politicians and world figures that outwardly profess one religion, while secretly practicing another) all professing their dedication to a Being that doesn’t exist?! You’re hilarious!!

bryce35
bryce35

amazing article.

Christel
Christel

To me, he was just a mere mortal man. Man wastes time seeking approval of each other, but who they should really seek approval of is God’s.

liz
liz

amen sister

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

The “all knowing” Christian God knew Man would waste time before God even made man because God is “all knowing,” and yet God made Man anyway knowing this. If God really wanted Man to seek God, God would of “all knowingly” made Man do so. BTW the Bible was written by Man. Just in case you didn’t know that.

Boardcaster
Boardcaster

No, the purpose is for man to rise above his own imperfection. People who know little on the subject of Christianity seem to think that God is a puppeteer who makes our lives play out as if following a script. The biggest gift is the power of reason, which it is up to us to use wisely; to make the right decision. For God to plan things to the “T” and mankind to just follow the script faithfully defies the whole point. Very common misconception these days though.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

Thank you for clarifying that God is NOT “All Knowing” which means he is also not ALL Powerful and Always Present either. Cheers

YoureaJoke
YoureaJoke

You’re lost and clearly confused. Just because God knows that you’re stupid, doesn’t mean He’ll interfere in the choices that you choose to make with your stupidity, because YOU made those choices. So when things go wrong, God is there waiting for you admit that you’re wrong and then help you correct it. He in fact IS all knowing. And ever present. Entire purpose of the free will that He gives you, is to give you the chance to seek and find HIM. So when you choose not to and instead do stupid things like try and disprove what His word says about His character, you push yourself deeper and deeper into that Godless abyss you’re sinking into. Where you come to conclusions like “God is not all knowing.”
Oh, but you are You know enough and have enough brain power up there in that vapid head of yours to confidently call the Creator of the Universe a farse.
That’s cute.

keykrazy
keykrazy

What did babies do wrong to be cursed under “Original Sin”? What did all the people who died in the Holocaust do wrong? Could you explain the greater good there? Would you say “God’s ways are not Man’s ways”?

If there’s something worth seeking there, i’m afraid you’ll have to provide an answer to the Argument from Evil. Otherwise i fear you may be preaching to the choir.

CF1020
CF1020

key, you can’t blame God for everything. Man has free will. You really think God is responsible for those tragedies? He would make people to have them suffer? You’re blaming the wrong one, here.

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Does man have free will? No one can control were we are born, when we are born, who our parents are, and what tragedies and great luck we may have throughout life. I think free will is concept with no basis. We can make the best of the hand dealt. But for many the game is rigged.

Bly
Bly

In my many years of traversing the rabbit hole of truth, I have come to this, which resonates with my inner self/my heart and soul. What we think of as reality is nothing more than an illusion and quantum physics is proving this to be true more and more every day. Love is the only truth, everything else is illusion, so we choose to incarnate in this illusory simulation that we erroneously believe to be real in order to grow, learn and evolve spiritually. This experience on earth is more or less a dream, albeit a hyper realistic one, where when we die we simply wake up from said dream. When you study up on many ancient cultures, the native Americans, shamanism, they all are similar with regard to the fact that when we die we go home, or wake up from the dream. The pain and suffering you see on this planet is very real from our perspective as humans, and must be stopped, but it is still illusory. I could go on and on, but will stop here and let you find your own path to truth. Just remember, if atoms are 99.999% empty space, how is it… Read more »

Brads
Brads

You can’t believe in God and good while claiming their is no evil.

whatever
whatever

‘born into sin’ literally means—you r born into a Lucifer Matrix.

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

What bullshit you are the joke

It is Mua
It is Mua

I think you are just mad at God. You are blaming him for all the things that went completely wrong in your life.

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Yes if there is a god ” he” is a blood thirsty, genocidal, maniac with no sense of fairness. The Bible is the bloody, testament to his sadistic soul.

Sally
Sally

Gravity is also not all powerful and always present either. I don’t know how much it knows though.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

God knows everything (1 John 3:20). He knows not only the minutest details of our lives but those of everything around us, for He mentions even knowing when a sparrow falls or when we lose a single hair (Matthew 10:29-30). Not only does God know everything that will occur until the end of history itself (Isaiah 46:9-10), but He also knows our very thoughts, even before we speak forth (Psalm 139:4). He knows our hearts from afar; He even saw us in the womb (Psalm 139:1-3, 15-16). Solomon expresses this truth perfectly when he says, “For you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind” (1 Kings 8:39).

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

The “all knowing” Christian God knew I’d write this before I typed it out. 😛

It is Mua
It is Mua

Indeed he did.

Mr.Mister
Mr.Mister

So, we are basically just his little experiment in free will then? Is he just watching and waiting to see what happens? But, that can’t be the case because as ‘Hmmm’ pointed out above:

“Not only does God know everything that will occur until the end of history itself (Isaiah 46:9-10), but He also knows our very thoughts, even before we speak forth (Psalm 139:4”)

When I apply the biggest gift given to us (reason) to Christianity it just contradicts itself all ovr the place.

kattetonnik
kattetonnik

AMEN to ALL that!

Brads
Brads

Why do married couples have children when they know they are going to be expensive, bratty, break things, time consuming, emotional, etc? Because it’s all worth it.

if God wanted robots to guarantee his worship, he would have made them.

It’s quite elementary.

Jesse Yandow
Jesse Yandow

Humans only need seek approval of their true inner selves – that is where God lives…

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

Humanism misleads as bad as religions who “think” they know it all. Like scientists don’t know the universe. We need to admit we don’t know “God.” Then perhaps we would fear and revere appropriately, and not treat the earth and all its creatures like a man made hell.

keykrazy
keykrazy

The Tao te Ching has a similar sentiment: He who says he knows, doesn’t know. He who says he doesn’t know, knows.

I don’t see Humanism as misleading, except if it assumes humanity is the “top” or “best” organism around. For all our progress, we still have war with others as well as with ourselves.

Degunk
Degunk

So did Tching know or or not?

That is not profound. That is confused.

sushipassion
sushipassion

You get what you focus on there is no other main rule.

No one will be able to share your perspective (Inner or otherwise) about reality. Therefor there are that many Earth’s. After you are done wrapping your head around that and moving through the struggle you will realize I AM has sent you.

The Way is coming back.

Blackstars are black sheep ! When you reveal (betray) Who is whom, they will throw the facts of life at you. Stone you with them.

For those who have the understanding with the eyes and ears, let them understand that the only sin is missing the mark.

The mark of not creating. Deliberately. The kind of creation that is built without hands.

You get what you focus on. Thoughts, beliefs, the magnet of emotions.

Mine mine mine! Say the three scarecrows upon the cross/burdens of the struggle with such weight. One that all must bare and bear.

I look forward to Christmas.

Jupiter Moon
Jupiter Moon

Absolutely beautifully spoken!

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

Be a Deist, then …like your Founding Fathers.

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

Religion isn’t bad. Religious people teach love, serve others… Bowie was against religions, because he was a p*******e, and a murderer. The truth will come out soon!

jilli
jilli

David Bowie wore his father’s crucifix all the time, even on camera and on stage. He only took it off when he was acting in films. Bowie was a thinker and because he was a visual artist, he explored humanity and the thoughts of humanity, and expressed his inner arguments visually and in music. That’s what artists do. They present an argument, but rarely conclusions. Their whole point is to make you think, not give you answers.

BTW: all us young kids growing up in London dabbled in the esoteric. there was one esoteric shop and we read all the books, read Crowley, drew circles. All Bowie’s comments on this are in the past tense (as shown above). The esoteric was just something else to explore and think about. Bowie grew out of it, as I did.

Bowie’s preferred philosophy was buddhism which he carried with him throughout his life. He had a zen master in Tokyo where he visited regularly. He questioned religions, and as he faced death he questioned their veracity in the Blackstar video. He was commenting on humanity, not himself.

Most of what is written here is libel and slander.

Anne Batchelor
Anne Batchelor

Yes, Jesse… and that’s what David Bowie was about

Jupiter Moon
Jupiter Moon

Well said!!! Amen to that!

Z
Z

careful, those words can be twisted by a psychopath inferring good men do nothing … allowing evil to triumph.

Hmm
Hmm

“Not only does God know everything that will occur until the end of history itself (Isaiah 46:9-10), but He also knows our very thoughts, even before we speak forth (Psalm 139:4”

It would be in Gods plan if evil were to triumph. Considering God made evil along side good.

Z
Z

be careful now.

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

The psalms were written by mortal men who claim to know / be illuminated / of the mind of God?

Solomon used demons to build the temple mount stones?

The David Bowie’s and Crowley of their time? but it’s ok for them? wow! twist twist twist.

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

And You “know” the Bible God may plan for evil to triumph vs. the Koran or the Hindu or the Maya God? wow no wonder we have war with no end.

Brads
Brads

Your statement shows how little you know about world religion.

Heinrich D. Bag
Heinrich D. Bag

Enjoy the weather up on the mountain!!!

Energeia
Energeia

@Z-Truth: “And You “know” the Bible God may plan for evil to triumph vs. the Koran or the Hindu or the Maya God? wow no wonder we have war with no end.”

Don’t be a fool. From ancient times until to today, the majority of wars are fought over resources, territory, and/or politics. Even when I was still agnostic, I was WELL aware of this fact. Heck in WW1, around 35 MILLION people were killed and if you have even a modicum of knowledge of history, you know that that war had zero to do with any religion (compare to the Crusades that people love to mention, which only had 3 million casualties). So if you want to end wars, get rid of the avaricious people who steal other nations’ wealth, resources, and territory for (more) power/political gain.

If you want to get more perspective on this, then I highly suggest that you get “Encyclopedia of Wars” by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod. Expensive but worth it for the amount of incredibly detailed info you receive!

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Pretty good post, why are all of these Evangelicals posting on a Bowie song I mean demons and all kind of s**t might infect them as they expose themselves to actual “ideas”. Why the hell do they care what Bowie thought, since they have all the answers and know the “real truth”.

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

We care, because some of us were victims of his evil. There’s a lot people hide, but as it did with Jimmy Savile, the truth always comes out some day.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

Energia~sorry to break the news to ya so late in your life, but ALL the wars for the past 150+ years have been manufactured by the Rothschilds! They create the conflicts, offer their solutions and finance all sides (w/avg individual being worth an est. $100,000). Stalin, Hitler and Mao were all bastard-offspring. I highly recommend you research Rothschild’s history and genealogy to obtain a more thorough understanding & more accurate depiction of world history.

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Wow a good one, your God must love suffering and war, probably drinks blood for fun.

Energeia
Energeia

@Z-Truth:

“The psalms were written by mortal men who claim to know / be illuminated / of the mind of God?”

Where EXACTLY did you find that? Sounds like someone’s taking scriptures out of context.

“Solomon used demons to build the temple mount stones?”

No need to go any further. It REALLY shows your lack of knowledge and wisdom when you use pseudepigraphs as a source to discredit the Bible.

“The David Bowie’s and Crowley of their time? but it’s ok for them? wow! twist twist twist.

Refer to my comments above.

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

It reminds me of the Tachyon machine/projector in Future World. be careful what prophecy you believe.

keykrazy
keykrazy

The Judeo-Christian god Yahweh is also quoted in Isaiah as the creator of Evil.

Not trying to argue, just trying to express we must take the good with the bad or what’s good for the goose should be for the gander as well, etc etc..

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

man attempts to understand “God”. i think a supreme being would know we can’t know its mind, and be understanding and decent about judging our ineptitude, but can we survive ourselves? we should value each other’s welfare and act together in mutual accord, not defer to a supposedly predestined nihilistic fate. until proven otherwise.

Adam
Adam

I can’t even understand what my wife is thinking half of the time. How the hell am I supposed to understand what god is thinking?

Brads
Brads

True Christianity is not about attempting to know or understand God. Christianity is about faith and knowing their is a savior. This article is a great example of how a guy born in the 1940s (pre-internet, media, etc) was duped into believing occultic beliefs. These occultic beliefs are running rampant now where it seems more obvious. No self-fulfilling prophecy here.

Brads
Brads

Please share that scripture. I have never read that.

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

if monotheism is true, a single god HAS to be the creator of Good AND Evil … who else would be there, to do it. That’s why bible thumpers had to invent Satan, in true monotheism, this would be blasphemy.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

keykrazy~that is incorrect. First, what you are referring to is a quote from KJV, which was written by Freemasons and intentionally mistranslated/corrupted to serve their purpose/agenda. Second, “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron/misnomer, as Judaism is directly opposed to Christianity!
Not attacking you or attempting to provoke an argument, only to inform you that ‘what’ you stated is patently FALSE. Please, don’t accept my word as fact~research it for yourself!

children of The One True God
children of The One True God

God did not “make evil”. God made creatures with free will who rebelled against him and from whom evil was born. “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

God didn’t create man, evolution did.

truther
truther

God Designed evolution.

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

OK, how weak is that argument used to use it when I was a 20 something preacher. Do you really think Genesis is true?

Jupiter Moon
Jupiter Moon

Lol…I ignorant….sad soul….sad….

Deirdre
Deirdre

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

Darkness as night. God created night and day, not darkness as evil.

thisizwhack
thisizwhack

Deidre~you are quoting the KJV which was written by FREEMASONS. You’re being deceived. Please research it for yourself: King James was a Freemason, as was Francis Bacon & others that contributed to the Bible’s (intentional) mistranslations.

Yeshua\'s Soldier
Yeshua\'s Soldier

He did not make it! But he has used it and allowed it for his purposes! It is a testing process

Palmer Eldritch
Palmer Eldritch

Still a great artist and overall good person and it’s sad that he died. Cancer is a b***h.

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

A good person??????????????????????????????????????????????????? You obvisouly don’t know him

sushipassion
sushipassion

Where exactly does God live again? In the Kingdom of God? And where exactly is the Kingdom of God?

Why its within you.

Ye are as gods!

And saw that it was good. And not a moment sooner.

When what *you* see is good, when what *you* feel is good, you will change the world.

Ben
Ben

He was a mortal possessed by demons that sang through him. Hence he couldn’t remember recording the songs himself. End of story. Now those demons have left his body and live on, as he has died. Hence why bowie ‘lives on’ supposedly.

Noukio
Noukio

I think this is one of your best articles VC! I am a student of religion with a heavy focus on western esoterism and I could recognize so much of what I’ve been learning here. The alchemy, Crowleys influence, the kabbalistic tree (the ten sefiroth). Solid argument! Maybe I will take this as an inspiration for a research…

Andressa
Andressa

I suppose esoterism isnt a God thing?

Noukio
Noukio

Some of the biggest occultists and alchemists were christians. And religion isnt always about a god, God or gods, it could also be a worldview, a lifestyle or philosophy. Funny, in english religion just means believing in a God. In Dutch you have a compete different word for that: godsdienst. Religion (religie in dutch) in dutch has a much wider meaning, more like a set of believes. But then again, there are so many explanations of that word, just as there are so many different things to believe in. Its up to you what your truth is.

Gi
Gi

They were not real Christians God said you can only serve one GOD

Dain Q Gore
Dain Q Gore

Thank you for this statement. It always bothers me how narrowly people used the word “religion” to either connote the best thing ever or the worst thing ever about humanity. Some scholars have actually expanded the definition to include “cultural categories” that distinguish one group from another, but the majority of the internet needn’t sully their perception with nuance!

We need only look at how people respond to the deaths of people they never knew to know that there is a “religious” component to humanity, we just feel compelled to label it and compartmentalize it into what we perceive as the proper reality.

Noukio
Noukio

Thanks for this. Guess you’re the only one to understand what I was trying ro say. I almost never put comments here because It almost always ends up in judgement calls instead of an interesting discussion.. too bad 🙁

Finn
Finn

No, religion is ALWAYS about “a god, God, or gods”, that’s the very definition of the term, look it up. Everything else, like “the worldview”, etc, is philosophy.

Glossolalien
Glossolalien

Occultists and alchemists are not Christians, no matter what they say or do. Alchemy and the occult seek to obtain the god hood promised by Lucifer in the garden of Eden. Christ came to provide salvation for man’s sin of eating that fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They are truly opposite and they can never be the same.

TKP
TKP

That is a supremely ignorant statement. Alchemy and the Occult has nothing to do with the Christian Satan…. he’s all yours!

Glossolalien
Glossolalien

Something something about the greatest trick the devil ever told. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. You can’t just claim you’re not associated with something, listen I’ve tried but I still gotta pay that child support. The esoteric DNA leads right back to Lucy. You know that lightning bolt on Ziggy up there? It comes from the book of Luke, Satan loves to own how Jesus described him. Now do you have anything you don’t quite understand? I will be happy to explain it to you.

kevin faulkner
kevin faulkner

ALL Western alchemists were in fact devout Christians.

It is Mua
It is Mua

No they weren’t. Lol!

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Horseshit, anyone can say they are a Christian. What is a “Christian”? Define it, do you have to say the exact Pauline words to be one? If so, can you retract? Is Trump a Christian? Probably so by his behavior, It’s not an exclusive club for American Evangelicals. In my mind maybe the most selfish, brainwashed, ignorant, people on the face of the planet. One issue voters, I might add. Abortion….. the most horrible thing ever, except all of the wars and genocide and death over who is a “real Christian”.

LostCoin
LostCoin

Noukio, I find it very confusing that you say you are a “student of religion with a heavy focus on western esoterism”… not sure if that means you are a traditional student, as in one pursuing a degree from a fully accredited university, or if you are just saying you study this stuff on on your own. How can you be a “student” of this and say that “some of the biggest occultists and alchemists were Christians”?!? That is simply IMPOSSIBLE. Yes, I made the emphatic statement: IMPOSSIBLE. That would be like saying I can be a practicing Hindu and Muslim at the same time, or a Christian and an Atheist simultaneously. If you really know even a little about occultism, alchemy, and Christianity, then you would understand your statement is actually ridiculous, the same as saying white is black and black is white. Christianity shares NOTHING in common with the two belief systems you mention. Nothing. To put it simplistically, Christians believe in One God in triune form – YHWH, the God of the Bible; and have chosen to trust their lives to His son Jesus Christ, having realized they are NOT “gods” in themselves and therefore need to… Read more »

Jupiter Moon
Jupiter Moon

One word….. Pi

Dixie
Dixie

Esoteric means “only for a select few to understand,” and God has never been hiding from you. In fact, He inspired a bunch of books about Himself… I’m sure you’ve heard of the collection. Now, if you mean that the path to God is NARROW and only a few actually find it, then… no. Still wrong, because you CAN find it. Most don’t because they choose not to.

Marie
Marie

I’m quite certain that the Bible states that the path to God IS narrow, but it still remains findable

Perry Madison
Perry Madison

Esoteric simply means, ‘hidden knowledge’.

Kimbo
Kimbo

I totally agree with you Noukio. I have just begun my research. I will try to stay in touch here.

Mr. Soda
Mr. Soda

I’ll always remember David Bowie as he was introduced to children in the 1980’s in the film Labrynth.

And even as a child I knew there was something wrong with him.

Dixie
Dixie

I always knew there was something off about him. When we watch Labyrinth now, as adults, we sing “Pants, magic pants. Junk, magic junk!” instead of “Dance magic dance” or “Jump magic jump.” Hahaha! Dude had a serious codpiece issue in that flick!

nwNO!
nwNO!

This comment made me laugh. His balls had no place in a kids movie! Lol

Jellified Skunk
Jellified Skunk

Cept he wasn’t wearing a codpiece… A codpiece is worn on the outside of your clothing, and isn’t another name for balls and dicks. The lead singer of Cameo famously wore a codpiece on a regular basis in the 80’s.

liz
liz

extremely weird…

Madi
Madi

The first time I watched Labyrinth, I was entertained by the movie because I didn’t know about its secret messages, however, I felt that something was “off”about the movie.

Sean Ster
Sean Ster

I know, right? I loved weird, mind-bending flicks like the Dark Crystal and Time Bandits. But I never wanted to watch Labyrinth. There was just something creepy and somehow nauseating about that man that looked like a woman. And the movie’s whole schtick had this vague and gross sexual energy that I didn’t like.

it’s like, your parents exploding into dust after touching a chunk of concentrated evil? That’s cool. People stretching their faces into horrible abominations (like in Beetlejuice)? Awesome. But some woman-lookin’ guy dancing amongst puppets with his package sticking through his pants? Nnnnnno. Don’t wanna go down that road.

Manx
Manx

Don’t let your confirmation bias get the better of you.

Jupiter Moon
Jupiter Moon

Nothing MORE wrong than there is with each and every one of us ….. In my opinion and view I think bow ie was amazingly and beautifully lived. He was another blessing in disguise that has again been tragically overlooked by man

Sandy
Sandy

One of the best I’ve ever read.

WisdomCalling
WisdomCalling

Very solid observations VC. Thanks for this.

I’m one of those who can’t deny my attraction to Bowie’s music and charm. But it’s always been with a bit of unease because often, when I listened to him I felt I enjoyed it too much (if that makes sense). There was a pull totally unique to Bowie that felt like being seduced by something beautiful, with an underlying evil intent.

It was interesting that of all people, Madonna’s (the occult high priestess?) concert tribute to Bowie (in which she collapses into a heap after singing ‘rebel rebel’) was being promoted online right after his death.

Then there’s the strange tribute by Lorde also heavily promoted online. With the following sentiments:

“He (David) was a piece of bright pleated silk we could stretch out or fold up small inside ourselves when we needed to”.

Then speaking of when she met him: “I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit”.

Rose
Rose

I liked his music for a little while, too, but experienced the same thing: There was always something that felt…sociopathic, about it? I can’t explain. Something beautiful and hypnotic and ready to strike.

1prophetspeaks.com
1prophetspeaks.com

Join the discussion

demons have hypnotic power. and they are being prayed onto the records by the illuminati who are devil worshippers who pRAY them onto the masters and send demons to EVERY RECORD. Get rid of them

Bowie said “You will never convince me that Rock is not the devil’s music”
I THINK He said that on a video called Hells Bells made by a Christian which has quotes from many musicians about the spiritual source of their music. They all say they are chanelling spirits. Admitting they are possessed.
Christians channel the Holy Spirit. The pop stars channel demons. But if Any musician uses drugs that is an opening for unclean demonic spirit which transmit through the music, either live or recorded.

Mr.Mister
Mr.Mister

Tell me the truth. Were you home-schooled?

joen
joen

actually you mr.m. do your homework, evil intelligent spiritual entities, call it demons, jinns etc are behind many pop culture, also rock music. just google /youtube what the protagonists of rock music say about it, who is their chief commander they sold their soul to.

Leigh
Leigh

They sold their soul to SANTA CLAUSE….a mystic elf that would bring them free stuff once a year…now they have just transferred that tho a happy, patriarch religion that promises them GREAT STUFF at the end…..

Leigh
Leigh

And, if any of this really is real, tell Santa and your God, I am still REALLY unhappy about not getting that pony when I was 7.

gregor
gregor

Serious anger issues there, Leigh

It is Mua
It is Mua

Leigh, why do you hate on God so much if you don’t even believe in Him?

Leigh
Leigh

I vote yep……

MochaGypsy
MochaGypsy

I vote yes… Because on average, home-schooled children are better educated and socialized than children indoctrinated by government-run schools like yourself! lol

Whitedoves1
Whitedoves1

Do not worship Idol’s..says the Lord!

David
David

Crowley was a satanist. The author of confusion is Satan or satanism . I myself am not religious, all religions are just slavery and have all become corrupt anyway. But what I do believe in is that everyone is their own church, free thinking individual, everyone should Know Thyself! Know Natural Law, NOT ‘Do as Thou Wilt’ or ‘The End Justifies The Means’! Innocent people that have been murdered, bombed, tortured and raped. The children who have been victims of sick p********s! ‘Do as thou wilt’ ??? Aleister Crowley demanded nothing less than the elimination of childhood: “The beast 666 (as he called himself) adviseth that all children shall be accustomed from infancy to witness every type of sexual act” an actual quote! So all you idiots and bubble heads who say he was a good man are mentally sick, ignorant, or satanists spewing out your double think, dialectical spin to keep most humans [that don’t practice with the dark occult’s] more confused than ever.

Gi
Gi

The director of Black Star admired Crowley and claims he was a good man

liz
liz

so true David! 🙂

TKP
TKP

Such ignorance… just do a modicum of research and you’ll be embarrassed. Crowley was a fad occultist, an egomaniac, and a poor poet… nothing more. Bowie’s interest in the occult (which just means ‘hidden knowledge’ went much further than Crowley, whom he professed to be a ‘charlatan’ in an interview.

By the way, the only people obsessed with Satan…. are Christians. Most occultists don’t believe in him!

David
David

Satanism is a religion, its not a him! It’s a belief! Read books and the penny will drop. I deal in truths. Most awakened humans know ‘occult’ means hidden, well done TKP! You sound like the many agents out there, mind controlled fools who just can’t say no to that pay check. If not I do apologize. ‘Such ignorance’ ? ‘only people obsessed with Satan are Christians’ lol that’s a beauty. but so boring now it beggars belief. I suggest you switch that TV off, and start reading books, and keep an open mind dear boy. 2+2 does not equal 5 believe me.

S a Christian
S a Christian

Which is why you are so easily deceived by his multitude of guises and unending formulas/cabals , leading you down the rabbit hole with the promise of entrance into some ‘secret’ knowledge. You think you’re committing yourself to some mystical quest for hidden truth that will somehow be advantageous.
It’s just the opposite.
His first recorded words to man were: “Has God said…?” in Genesis, chapter 3, causing us to doubt that God’s intentions for us were as good as they could be. And he’s still doing it – making us think there’s ‘another way’ beside “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the Mouth of God.”
Christians have given God a bad reputation by misrepresenting Him. Let’s work to get it right, rather than working on endless ways to be ‘one man up’ with our secret knowledge from another dubious source. It really is a dead end.

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

….according to the Bible written by man. yes let’s get it right.

David
David

Slave.

Wanderer
Wanderer

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law”. This is always so misunderstood. I wonder if Crowley intended it to be misunderstood, like witches cauldron ingredients? At any rate, “What Thou Wilt” DOESN’T mean “whatever you want”. No, “will” is not “want”. Crowley believed “every man and woman is a star”. Therefore they naturally have their own individual place and path in the Cosmos. The Law is to understand that place and path and live by it and it alone. Simply put, “Do what thou wilt” means “Act according to who and what you are”. We are all individuals.

Susan M
Susan M

This article has an excellent history of David Bowie. I had not seen many of the photos and I’m very glad they were included. I have watched “Blackstar” and “Lazarus” and find them very moving. I have always loved David Bowie. He fought against the way society tries to force everyone into either a pink box or a blue box. He stood for the rights of all people to express themselves as who they are, not what society thinks they should be. I am very glad to have lived in the same world at the same time as David Bowie.

Andressa
Andressa

But can someone tell me if his death was a satanic sacrifice or was he really dying from cancer? He was 69 and today Harry Potter’s actor passed away at 69.. Its really weird.. Can somone explain it?

Alexandra
Alexandra

Celine Dion’s husband just died as well…but he was 73.

I noticed that as well!

23X3=69. Wonder if that has to do with anything?

sakurafleur
sakurafleur

69 on its side is the sign of cancer in astrology.

ALZ
ALZ

WOW!! Mind-blowing!!

Groundhogmum
Groundhogmum

Seems a lot of them are popping their cloggs! More like running for cover as they know the mess they helped create for us and the false idols leave us to stew in the mess they helped to create!

Gi
Gi

It is not a satanic sacrifice he died of cancer

Roger
Roger

Stop worshiping the worlds false idols. He told you in his videos what happened to him. He sold his soul to satan. If you were a true fan really you would seek after the truth.

liz
liz

yup! Satan came to collect. Good riddance to him.

Nathen Woods
Nathen Woods

Yup, and with any luck Satan will be right behind you too. Keep looking over your shoulder.

Death2Elites
Death2Elites

why would you wish that on anyone?

mich
mich

agreed but look at your nickname…why wish death to anyone???

TKP
TKP

Such a juvenile belief…. embarrassing!

Death2Elites
Death2Elites

you’re actually happy about that? He may have been an idiot for believing he was some kind of god, but he was a person, a very unfortunate deceived person who might now be suffering for all eternity.

trailer
trailer

Well…good for you I guess.

Tuesday kills
Tuesday kills

Go kill yourself Jesus w***e. F**k you

Robert
Robert

Big Pharma wants you TK.

kattetonnik
kattetonnik

Should’ve taken you instead.

matt
matt

bitter twisted comment from what is obviously a bitter twisted person..Bowie was giver..You are a parasite

Patrick
Patrick

He never said anywhere that he sold his soul to Satan. If you want to talk about false idols, look at how fundamentalist Christians idolize the Bible or how they idolize the image of Jesus or how they idolize the simplistic dualistic conflict between God and Satan. Just a bunch of near-blind sheep mindlessly bleating to one another and thinking that they speak the truth. Occult traditions reflect a deeper spiritual understanding of the cosmos, an attempt to find the meaning beneath the symbols. It’s not a path for the timid.

lee
lee

At last…. someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

W.O.M.O.N
W.O.M.O.N

Well said!!

Bolt Thrower
Bolt Thrower

When a person performs these blasphemous rituals and lives the life , a person HAS turned their lives over to SATAN aka The Devil Anti-GOG!
Apparently you don’t ,yet?

Got It !

Tuesday kills
Tuesday kills

F**k you Roger

ALZ
ALZ

Thank you, Roger.

kevin faulkner
kevin faulkner

Whose truth ? Yours ? Mine ? Theirs ? Ours ? No such thing as truth, its just a word used to validate subjective belief systems

Giddy
Giddy

@kevin Faulkner – I believe you. We share a subjective belief. F**k the truth!

Meme
Meme

So because the media says he died of cancer, it must be true right?

ShellyD
ShellyD

Your claim suggests it’s more likely to believe he died of a satanic ritual, that’s a lot more far-fetched. Many people die at the age of 69, and many of those deaths are from cancer., this isn’t odd or bizarre at all, you’re looking for something that’s not there.

ALZ
ALZ

With all respect, ShellyO, there are sooooo many things that ARE “there” in the world that we can realize if we ask Him to show us. I’ve learned a while back not to discount ….well, anything ~ not only in the world but in the Word.
(oy! i may come off sounding like a whacko, but oh well:) Satan is the father of lies, the greatest deceiver; he pleasures on nothing more than us dismissing all of this pure illuminati/evil evidence as “You’re seeing something that’s not there.” We can do the very same thing when something GoOD happens, “Well, yeh, but that could just be coincidental that (this or that) just so happened this way or that way” …even after we prayed for the outcome prior to it occurring.
Life is spiritual …& Spiritual …whether we live our lives in a spiritual manner or not.
Thank you =:)

Gi
Gi

It is appointed for man to die and after this judgement

DogBreath
DogBreath

6 – container/vessel
9 – Satan/Saturn
69 – as above so below – Satan/Saturn is manifest in the vessel/container – a reverse mirror image – within/without
db – mirror image, david bowie
69 is a reverse mirror image of db
so, Satan is manifest on the earth in the vessel/container (db=david bowie)
And
david bowie dies age 69 : db 69
The period of manifestation in this vessel ended, it was written in his name

jaamess44
jaamess44

I dont believe in any religion.
Any religion has always to do with money and worldpower and war.
So for me God and Satan doesnt excist, its only people who are stupid and give there life for some stupid words.

This is what David says about himself :

“I’m closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley’s uniform
I’m not a prophet or a stoneage man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman”

And i also think he has the potential of a superman, being a great talented ARTIST

ALZ
ALZ

Uhhhhh, then db believed in religion.
Dear James, i’m sorry you see religion in a negative light. It could only be bcoz you are not familiar with true religion, so you are drawing your own conclusions without any evidence, or you may have been a part of a congregation that wasn’t truly following God’s word, and i hope you are not drawing conclusions from TV evangelists =:) Not all are off the mark, but usually the bigger they are, the worst they are.
With love i say to you that on that Day, every knee will bow before Jesus & know that He is God. I hope you seek Him b4 that Day. Seek & you will find. Faith comes by hearing His word.
Good day =:)

W.O.M.O.N
W.O.M.O.N

Religion is why we have WARS…your God is better than my God…my God is the true prophet…NO Mine Is!!! NO MINE IS…NO YOU ARE WRONG AND YOU MUST DIE if you don’t accept my God!! NO you’re going to burn in Hell for not believing in the one and only Christian God!! You know the one that sacrificed his son for us sinners!! He died for you and you must drink his blood and eat of his flesh to be forgiven….Now repent you sinner and I will pray you find my one true God because he is the real God!!!

God are you proud of us we kill and die for you… all in your name…all for you!

Opine
Opine

“Religion is why we have WARS”. Not really, but they are indeed two branches attached to the same tree-trunk, the tree-trunk called “humanity”. Religion is a means used to AMPLIFY mankind’s individual opinions. War is a means used to enforce mankind’s individual opinions. Everything mankind believes and discusses are merely individual opinions. Do you see? I’m doing it right now. I cannot help it. I’m writing this under the personal assumption that what I’ve written is Truth and, therefore, any opposing viewpoint is thereby false. If I tell you there’s a God that supports my Truth, I’m seeking to amplify my Truth. If I go to war with you about my Truth, I’m seeking to enforce my Truth.

W.O.M.O.N
W.O.M.O.N

Nicely said

Toxic Lucidity
Toxic Lucidity

Religions is not why we have wars. If you were right, why is there that in Colombia we have had a civil war for so many years and none of the sides involved have killed in the name of any God or faith.

joen
joen

hi that is actually what Jesus taught about, he was against religion as far as I understand

Jellified Skunk
Jellified Skunk

That is true, accept in the case of Christianity. Jesus never intended for things to merge with the Roman Republic, and then for the pope to control the monarchies in countries, or for kings to kill people in his name, whether Catholic or Christian. That actually has ZERO to do with anything in the new testament. And when God killed people in the old testament, A. it was God, and he knows way more than we do and it was always for the good of the world. B. the same goes for when the Israelite’s were taking the prmised land, their folly was not killing everyone and taking on the Idols of those they were to eradicate. Problems because of that have continued on to today. Of course when people only study things written by atheist or gnostic or other unbiblical fringe Christian belief’s that go based off of books they were hundreds of years after the original books. Or based off of “revelations” which always contradict the old or new testament. Outside of Israel moving in to the Promised land and keeping people out, God has never sanctioned the mass killing of any culture or people. But again if… Read more »

trailer
trailer

………ok

Kimbo
Kimbo

His name was David Jones.

ALZ
ALZ

…I am thinking that you posted this in response to his initials being reversed, etc…???
But isn’t it interesting, & perhaps telling, that he changed his name from Jones (bcoz there was already a Davey Jones (Monkees))? He could have changed it to something other than a name that began with b, but he didn’t. Something to really consider, no?

Erica
Erica

symbol of ying and and also

Erica
Erica

ying and yang .. sorry phone

D D d
D D d

It comes with a manual usually. That will explain how to turn autocompletion off. Encourages growth of braincells too, I heared.

geoffrey bruce goodyear
geoffrey bruce goodyear

google images – cancer 69 ,,,, its the keystone to saturn,,,like obama and the XL( X- EL) KEYSTONE pipeline

geoffrey bruce goodyear
geoffrey bruce goodyear

then youtube stevie wonder ”going back to saturn” – and earth day cat stevens ,,going back to saturn , then google images the ” new yorker magazine march 2012 ” you will see on he cover saturn and the centre of the earth,,,then go google ” OPERATION ICE CUBE” ther you will find not only the cube but ice buckets that they collect dark matter in ,,,like cern or more correctly ,,CERNUNOS the stag or goart or gut , with shiva outside ,,,all saturnian,,,,BEL-SATURNIAN..thats wyh at the top of the church is the X and just underneath the BEL – its atomic, we have all been lied to a,,,about everything.

geoffrey bruce goodyear
geoffrey bruce goodyear

oh ,,,,and golden dawn is the return of the golden age of saturn,,,,AKA,,,,the fourth riech,,,new world order,,,dawn of a new day,,,etc etc

ALZ
ALZ

Golden Years whop whop whop
Hmmm, from the same album he said he doesn’t rmbr recording (S2S).

Patrick
Patrick

It’s a coincidence. Occult symbolism doesn’t equate to Satanism.

M. K. Styllinski
M. K. Styllinski

Good article.

Bowie was yet another one seduced by Crowleyian magick (doesn’t matter if it’s black magick or white magick since it’s all manipulation) and is therefore seen as some kind of demi-God. But this is abject nonsense. He’s just a pop star with manifest delusions of grandeur (much like Crowley himself) who may have let in occult forces which lent him “creative” wings to pen his songs. And this is a true Faustian bargain something that VS’s website offers as the abiding theme behind much of the music industry and its spellbinders as a whole.

TKP
TKP

Please educate yourself. Crowley was a fad in the 60s… a lot of people flirted with him and got over it. In a more recent interview Bowie said:

“I always thought Crowley was a charlatan. But there was a guy called [Arthur] Edward Waite who was terribly important to me at the time. And another called Dion Fortune who wrote a book called ‘Psychic Self-Defense‘.

The occult is not synonymous with that egomaniac!

Mel
Mel

Can you quote the article please?

Janie
Janie

New Musical Express 1997

Margaret
Margaret

Thank you for this article. The first time I heard of Bowie was in 1981. I have listened few songs, I have seen few music videos but I felt like staying away for an unknown reason. I have never bought any of his records, never went to any concert & almost never listened to his music. I just knew that he was a famous star and, sometime to time, I would read about him in the news. When I read that he had died, I just felt sad for his wife and his children. I watched part of the Black star video. Very bad vibes hit me. I had to stop it. Then I read your article which explains the bad vibes that I felt. Life is so strange. I have been struggling, but I have been happy my whole life because walking through joy and hardship in company of Jesus. It may sound stupid for some people, but to me, Jesus is The Light and Path. Therefore I feel sorry for people who do not understand Jesus’s Love and instead waste their energy, talent and life on the path of darkness.

TKP
TKP

Your bad vibes are from YOU and YOUR death cult. Go back to listening to one syllabled pop music if you can’t deal with anything remotely intellectual or mystical.

Poopstar
Poopstar

Agreed….

ketzalkoatl
ketzalkoatl

When I watched the blackstar video I literally wanted to throw up, watching and listening to the video gave me a weird sickness feeling, the music is just in a whole new level of weirdness and a lot of occultism is being advertised.
I’m wonder if D.B. was a pawn or a handler in the scheme, hard to tell…

Uberlegend
Uberlegend

True… he was probably both. Look at Iman – he may have been her handler. And they lived happily ever after until death came knowing…

Sharon
Sharon

What makes you think that David Bowie was Iman’s ‘handler’?

1prophetspeaks.com
1prophetspeaks.com

Join the discussion it is an incantation like the soundtrack from THE EXORCIST

Anonymous
Anonymous

That movie scares and scared/ the bejeezus out of me. Can’t watch it – can’t even *listen* to the soundtrack. Never liked Bowie…always felt he was too strange…and his music somewhat creepy. When something is good, you just know it – yes? And when it’s bad? I know this much…the farther we move away from the good, the harder it is to see the bad…and then when you’re mixed up in too much of the bad, sometimes, you can convince yourself it’s even good… and that’s trouble.

Manx
Manx

The thing that’s making you sick is you. You’re projecting all these negative emotions onto the video, you want it to be evil because then it validates your belief system. Your reality tunnel is built out of paranoia and boogeymen.

The Riddler
The Riddler

Bowie ,was very clever with the Blackstar video. A “blackstar” symbolise, immortality after death, as opposed, to the cult worship, of a living, “superstar”, with all the imperfections, of being a human being… He anticipated this & used the new testament, Christ crucifixion story, as a back drop… The blackstar bible, the preacher holds aloft, is the cult worship of the blackstar. The immortal pop star… The skull worshipers, vibrate from the energy from the ritual, symbolising, the pulsating energy of the blackstar. i.e. immortal life after death…. The dead Pharaoh’s, Caesar, Christ, Elvis , Michael Jackson, etc all became, “blackstars” & Bowie clearly, anticipated, similar adoration, in death…

Ky144
Ky144

Seek, follow and submit to Christ, love Him with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength and all your mind. Love your neighbor, but love your enemy also. Be baptized, so you may received the gift of the Spirit. His fruits are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control. Be His sheep, so He may guide you. He is the Light, in order to be able to see in the midst of darkness, you need Him. This world is full of darkness and the ones that don’t believe are blinded by the ruler of this world, but Truth can set you free. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 “Christ saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 “We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 And remember! “The fear… Read more »

nick durrer
nick durrer

He even turned his death into a form of art before he died. This puts him above all others who are flirting with Cults. It turned him into a Genius in comparison to the rest.

Bolden
Bolden

Anyone considered that he may not really be dead? What if this was just a publicity stunt to promote his new album.

liz
liz

could be since they are greedy mofo’s

Deirdre
Deirdre

Wondered that myself.

DarkStarAz
DarkStarAz

Well, one of the songs IS called Lazarus…

Ketzalkoatl
Ketzalkoatl

Maybe he will “resurrect” if a false prophet shows up soon…

C.
C.

I think he might have been annihilated alive in the cremation. Part of the contract. He didn’t look ill at all but he sure looked more and more tormented through the years. Perhaps it finally dawned on him the true price tag he had to pay and it was too late to get out.

S a Christian
S a Christian

This is incorrect. I read an article just yesterday about how he’d show up without eyebrows for rehearsals on the play “Lazarus” and confided only when he had to that he was receiving treatments for the cancer.

Madi
Madi

Interesting. Hadn’t thought of that…

Pomme_Bleu
Pomme_Bleu

I thought this might be the case, also.

Usually “mock” deaths have a calling card. Instances of the death and dates all have some type of occult significance and symbolism. Much like dying of CANCER at the age of 69 (69 is the symbol of the Cancer zodiac).

Also, having one of your final singles titled “Lazarus” seems to imply Bowie was prepared to “Rise from the Dead” after his “Death”.

I’m not sure if this is true or not, and I wouldn’t want to say yes for sure it was a hoax and be wrong, but the case can most certainly be made.

the_locust
the_locust

Bowie has all the markings of a tool, same as Lady Ga-Gag-me — a tool to be used by our secret oppressors to gain and keep more control over the populace.

Bowie was born in 1947 – the first year of the CIA (they love any sort of numerology).
Aleister Crowley was an Intelligence asset (Britain’s MI6 if I remember correctly) — he’s on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album (all on the cover are ‘spooks’ and other intelligence assets).
Bowie pushed the very themes which our secret oppressors use to control us — sexual confusion and bi-sexuality, aliens, drug use, and satanic rituals/religion.
These are all meant to destroy any power which our oppressors do not already have.

They destroy religion by pushing alternate systems of belief. They push drug use, so kids grow up to be mindless users, forever. They confuse people about sexuality (and other issues) so they become anxiety-ridden pill-buying customers for life.

Sheldon
Sheldon

You Certainly Have IT figured Out – WELL SAID.

lilian chapman
lilian chapman

dont put Bowie and Ga ga in the same sentence! what an insult to Bowie!

Madi
Madi

The only difference between Bowie and Gaga is that Bowie had much more talent. They might have shown the same symbolism in their music, but don’t compare the two!

Midi
Midi

Gaga stole ideas from Bowie. That is the only comparison between the two. Bowie had an interesting collaboration with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). Bowie was a helluva talent and a helluvan artist.

Doodle
Doodle

Big opportunity to peddle and re enforce the moon/space myths too with ‘Major Tim’ and his heroic space walk to repair a faulty electrical box. No need to panic anyone, no potential life threatening zone to be had here! All in a days work for our Space Station heroes.

Becky
Becky

That was a very disturbing video, I wish I hadn’t watched it. I never understood him when I was younger and now I know why.
That video was very dark.

Rose
Rose

I have a strange coincidence of a personal story tied to this. Lately, I’ve been purging my things of what I’ve uncovered to be deceptive, occultist work, in an effort to only keep things in my life that feel right and representative of my beliefs and what I’ve uncovered this past year.

Exactly one week ago, I took scissors to some Bowie CDs and “Labyrinth”, without regret nor resentment: I acknowledge his great talents but felt it was time to sever my ties with that work, with it being available in my life. A couple of days later, he died. I don’t think there’s any connection there it’s just interesting how timing can be.

Rose
Rose

Wait, it was actually Saturday afternoon I did so, making it especially strange to me. If the man had a nihilistic energy he was communicating to The World, he was awfully good at.

Rose
Rose

I don’t quite understand the down-votes on this. The point was that I experienced this very shortly before his death. I don’t know why. Anyone who misinterprets that as deception, is wrong.

liz
liz

rose who cares who agrees with you or not. you did the right thing by praying for him. Your better than me since I just saw evil anytime he was shown on tv. I actually was saying he got what he deserved by trying to lead people in the wrong path with his demonic music.

Rose
Rose

I hope to have the same done for me because even though I try, I’m sure I’ll fall short. Human ego always gets in the way :).

Gayla
Gayla

The down votes represent those that disagree with any salvation on his part, even though this is their wish, it does not make them right. God always gets the last say.

Wisdom Calling
Wisdom Calling

@Rose – I had a similar experience.

Last Saturday I spoke with a fellow Christian about Bowie and Black Star. I felt a strong sadness during the conversation as I pondered Bowie and the demonic influence upon him.

I felt moved to earnestly pray for him – for his salvation. A day later he died.

I believe this is evidence of God’s love for the simple, human man: David Jones.

God uses his church, the global body of Jesus’ followers, in accomplishing His Will.
His Holy Spirit prompts us to pray for people. Sometimes we have no idea why.

But the Bible teaches God is not willing that any perish, but that all come to repentance.
Like the thief on the cross beside Jesus who repented and was saved just before dying.
I believe David Jones was given the same opportunity right up until the end.

Where has David chosen to spend eternity?
My sincere hope is he is now resting in peace in the presence of Savior, free from the demons that used and abused him here on earth.

Rose
Rose

Agreed. I did say a prayer for him as I was doing so, too, though didn’t think much of it. It seems many people were praying for him at the same time. I do think he knew, in his final moments, where the truth was and hope he went towards it. He may be in a waiting place and I’ll pray for him, like I know I’d want and need someone to pray for me.

Xavier
Xavier

Salvation is personal. I don’t think you can pray for so one else to be saved and they would be, especially when they couldn’t care less of accepting Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Philippians 2:12 – “work out your salvation in fear and trembling.” Bowie believed in becoming a god NOT depending on God for salvation.

Wisdom Calling
Wisdom Calling

Thanks Xavier. You’re right. Salvation IS personal.

Philippians was written to “the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi” – to believers. Its not about obtaining salvation – it’s about the attitude of established believers in living out salvation. So, I don’t think it applies here.

But to clarify: I didn’t mean to imply Bowie was saved by my praying for him. Only that “maybe” – God prompted believers to pray for Bowie as part of His drawing him to Jesus. That’s speculation, of course.

From man’s perspective, Bowie seemed resigned to rebellion against God. But only God really knows for sure. The Apostle Paul was killing Christians when Jesus saved Him and granted him repentance. Before I got saved – people who’d prayed for me later said “We feared you were beyond salvation”. They couldn’t see my spiritual struggles or unseen work God was doing to lead me to Jesus Christ.

I HOPE Bowie repented and was saved before dying (as I hope everyone does!). But only God knows.

Xavier
Xavier

Wisdom Calling, thank you for your response. My understanding of salvation is that it is a journey starting with the confession that Jesus is the Son of God and your personal Lord and Saviour. After the confession, a Christian must stay close to God through the logos (Bible) and the rhema knowledge (experience of God through the Holy Spirit). God is the judge but if this was David Bowie’s swan song , delivered two days before his death, there seemed to be no repentance. Rather, it was a celebration of the dark arts and illumination meant for the mass media.

As you rightly noted, the message in Phillipians was given to Christians. I just find it odd that we as Christians need to be steadfast throughout our lives, otherwise there’s really no point working out our salvation, whereas David Bowie glorifies Satan all his life and then says a prayer, if at all, after his demonic swan song and spends eternity with God and the holy angels. Don’t get me wrong, we are required to have compassion on those who do not believe the gospel, however, God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7-9)

Wisdom Calling
Wisdom Calling

Xavier. Thanks! For the sake of VC, I don’t want to turn this into a theological thread. But I’ll say this. ‘Salvation’ is a one time deal. However, ‘Sanctification’ is lifelong. It sounds to me like you may be confusing the two?

We know that Paul did not mean “work so as to earn your own salvation.” Such a statement would contradict the whole of Paul’s gospel. What Paul did mean is to call the Philippians to put forth real effort into their Christian lives. This is not to work FOR their salvation in the sense of accomplishing it, but to work OUT their salvation – to see it evident in every area of their lives, to activate the salvation God freely gave them.

You pointed out well Bowie left us nothing to suggest a change of heart at the end of his life. So, really – there’s no argument from me on that. All along what I’ve been sharing is merely my HOPE, based on a personal experience, that David repented and was saved, like us – by God’s grace.

God bless you brother.

Xavier
Xavier

Wisdom Calling thanks again and God bless you too. No this shouldn’t turn into a theological debate but I don’t mean to say that one has to work for salvation. It is after all a gift of grace. What I mean is that once you make Christ your Lord and Saviour, we must abstain from the things that offend God, whether from the Bible (logos) or from revelations of the Holy Spirit (rhema).

S a Christian
S a Christian

Xavier
Let’s remember how those who worked all day and those who worked for part of the day received the same wages in the parable of the workers in the vineyard Matt 20:1-16

Xavier
Xavier

S a Christian, I totally agree with the message from the parable of the workers but a more apt parable concerning my opinion above is the parable of the man who found treasure in a field and sold all he had in order to own that field (Matt 13:44-46). I am saying that from all indication that Bowie never seemed to want to find that treasure or never answered the call to be a worker even for the last two minutes of the day. But God will decide that.

liz
liz

god bless you! The past 2 years I’ve been doing the same. I don’t bother with any type of secular music

Ithist
Ithist

Good and evil are concepts to leave behind on the spiritual path. Every human has beauty and ugliness. If you try to deny your ‘evil’ nature, you will only end up kidding yourself that you are good and others are evil. You think suicide bombers think they are evil? They think they are the most virtuous people on Earth! That “evil” you feel in connection with David Bowie is inside you, see. It is finding an outlet through associations with David Bowie. If not him, then something else eventually. It is not outside of you. You cannot run away from your own face. Best to learn to embrace life just as it is, no good, no bad- just this.

Rose
Rose

Absurdity and nonsense. I know I am imperfect mess, a human being. I wouldn’t elevate myself to thinking I could be “evil”. That requires the obsession of someone like a suicide bomber, who sees innocence and destroys it, as if they believe themselves a god. Of course he’s evil, he violates a fundamental of just exercise of power: To crush something more helpless, that has not personally attempted to kill you first.

Goodness does not require that sort of dominance and power currency. You make yourself vulnerable to others when you are good to them.

Godiex
Godiex

I thought I wouldn’t read a single intelligent comment in this section. You proved me wrong. Thanks!

In Oz
In Oz

Shame you didn’t think it might have been a good thing to give those CDs and video away.

Finn
Finn

It’s their CDs, they can do whatever they want to with them, what’s the problem? They felt it was better to destroy them, so be it.

twennywun
twennywun

Shut up. Remember when books were burned in Third Reich because of idiots deeming it not to be ok content? To destroy such stuff instead of giving it away for free is a symptom of stupidity.

Curt
Curt

It’s ok, all they managed to do was symbolize the destructiveness inherent in Christianity (a religion that uses an device of execution at the center of their iconography). That single act of destruction does nothing to prevent David Bowie’s art from reaching audiences that appreciate it. Still a bit sad to see people so misled spiritually that they think occult = automatically evil.

Agnostic
Agnostic

I’m sorry but you are ignorant. You couldn’t just say that the cruxifix is inherent in christianity because it was a custom that keeps going in arab countries even today

Please inform yourself because in knowledge there is the truth, stop believing everything you read as true or you will end insane

1prophetspeaks.com
1prophetspeaks.com

Join the discussion
This reminds me of an experience I had years ago where I was visualizing cutting soul ties to a boyfriend who was controlling me and he got a headache. The explanation could be that Bowie was a vampire feeding off the energy of his followers and when you cut it he died. also it has been testified by
JOHN TODD who came from an illuminati bloodline that the record labels all have prayer rooms where they pray demons onto the masters of the records, sending demons onto every record. so it is important to GET RID OF THEM ALL.

meow
meow

Yes! Please feel free to send all David Bowie records and media to me and I will have them destroyed for you!

Poopstar
Poopstar

No, send them to me, especially Young Americans remastered version (2007) because that’s a really badass one!

ALZ
ALZ

WOW. I will come back to this site to continue reading all of these comments & replies, including the ones from & to Rose, but WOW, 1) I appreciate the conviction of just doing away with the stuff, but 2) i too ….MAN! i too enjoyed his creativity. He was my favorite. And i always tried to kid myself that all was good with him now …now that he married a woman …& how he said it was tough at first between them coz they had to figure out how the wedding would be with her coming from one religion and he from another (he may have even said Christian???)… But c’mon, that’z all it is is kidding ourselves if we don’t want to realize something’s not right. Look at who he did duets with?!! Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger,… You know people by the company they keep. But i give God the glory for bringing me to YouTube to watch Blackstar. I went to YT to watch something else (can’t rmbr) but one of the suggested vids was Blackstar ~ i’m sure it was there coz i watched a few Bowie vids the other day ~ but i thought “C’mon,… Read more »

steve
steve

Sorry to butt in , but saw something today about black stars .
Did you know the CIA commemorates it’s dead operatives with a black star on a wall of remembrance .
I’m sure you are aware of occult links to intelligence services .
Sad to see so many ungodly comments .
Aren’t we to keep seeking that which is good if there is anything as such ?
I have not seen any mercy shown to Mr Jones
We all chose to listen to him at various times in our lives so it all appears quite hypocritical to me .
Only YESHUA knows his heart and were Mr Bowie’s fruits wicked ?
Can anyone here claim to have known him ?
I never met him and I have never idolised any so called celeb as I see them as weak fallen people who make foolish decisions just as we all have done and no doubt continue to do on occaision .
Remember the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak .
Just keep testing the spirit , including your own .
We should be exercising the fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT don’t you think ?

Doodle
Doodle

Died at 69, that esoteric occultic number ‘As above so below’. Well planned death or is he really dead? A secret cremation without a friends and family funeral will hardly quell any rumours!
He didn’t look so ill (he always a bit gaunt and unhealthy looking anyway) and no one else seemed to be aware of a cancer battle. All very odd. Still, record companies will be licking their lips as his slightly over inflated importance is being peddled to later generations.
Hi ex wife Angie was also in ‘celebrity’ Big Brother at the time which did wonders for those ratings.

Gi
Gi

Maybe he did die but not of cancer but aids hence all the secrecy and hiding. im not expecting the family to be all out there but even the messages to the fans were so imformal iman or the son or publishers should have videoed a response the whole thing is werid

liz
liz

could be…they seem to make more money when they are dead. Oh the greed!

Deirdre
Deirdre

I wonder too about his death…Lazarus being the name of one of his songs and he says, that ‘he steps aside and another takes his place.’ Could they have cloned Bowie? That would be wild!

Poopstar
Poopstar

He was gaunt and unhealthy looking int he 1970s due to heroine and cocaine consumption! But he looked great in later years. And a lot of people were aware f his cancer, as you would know if you got out more (from obsessive internet chat rooms!).

Doodle
Doodle

Were you among the ‘lot’ who knew he had cancer Poopstar? The press reported that he kept it very secret apart from a few very close friends. Does that include you?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/david-bowie-died-from-liver-cancer-he-kept-secret-from-all-but-handful-of-people-friend-says-a6806596.html
‘It was shocking,’ Fox told The Telegraph.
He said: ‘Nobody knew.. Nobody even suggested there was anything.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402831/Friend-opens-David-Bowie-s-final-months-battling-cancer.html#ixzz3xbDY3wk2

So either:
1. ‘”A lot of people were aware” as you claim without foundation
2. Very, very few knew including those very close to him
3. He did not have cancer and died from or by something else
4. He has not died but publicly exited in a lucrative media whirlwind

Let the reader decide which is more likely also bearing mind that we are constantly lied to through all forms of media. Its not always a question of “getting out more” but thinking more.

Robert
Robert

I agree with your assessments on Bowie’s occultism. I think I did not want to see it, as Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Brian Ferry were my child hood diet of escapism & comfort. Also, when Bowie says; In the Villa of Orman…..it sounds like the Villa of All Men and the meaning I got was that All men are under the sway/power of the ruler of this world, satan, unless of course, one joins the Kingdom of Light.

Matt
Matt

Amazing article. One of the best, for sure.

big bob
big bob

Im 50 and when I watched david bowie on MTV I felt as if I was supposed to love his music and ideas, almost like your supposed to love ice cream. But the more I sat and watched I felt like I was strapped to a chair and forced to eat dozens of gallons of ice cream in the same sitting. I felt somewhat ILL and wanting to VOMIT as the characters and beat kept going to the chagrin of his moneyhandelers and those who got is illness/evil subliminal intentions.

I just never got it then, but now I do.

Thanks VC

fireonfox
fireonfox

We are talking about the death of David bowie a stage name ?
So where is David robert Jones ? He’s alive and living !

Gi
Gi

it could be who knows with these entertainers especially with dogdy funeral arrangements the family saying every body celebrate him as you wish very bizarre

Alisa
Alisa

My thoughts exactly. He looked the picture of health a week prior to his “death.” And smiling gleefully, as if the joke were on us. Perhaps he is putting the occult behind him. Thus killing BOWIE. He has recently referenced God’s love, and indicated that Iman believes in God. They appear to have a very strong, loving relationship. Perhaps the rock star, BOWIE, is dead. And as I was rewatching a video of his, where he seemed so happy, he clearly stated that his personnas were to help him deal with stage fright, and now he no longer has that, and goes by D JONES. CURIOUS…hmmmmm…

fauna
fauna

This was a well written article and although I’m not a Christian, I do enjoy reading Vigilant Citizen from time to time. I will say though, I noticed that in the ‘Lazarus’ analysis, you claimed that the quick writing could have been symbolic of how he was often ‘controlled’ or heavily influenced by some higher spirit. However, the way I see it, was that he had become increasingly aware of his own mortality since his diagnosis and perhaps worried that there wouldn’t be enough time for him to finish his final album, or parting gift, to the world. That’s also where I think the skull comes in. It stands as a ‘Memento Mori’ of sorts, to remind him that his youthful days are over and time is running out. He also seems afraid, haunted by death – the creepy woman/creature under his bed – and struggles to put his fear into words. As well as this, I would have appreciated if you had taken a moment to pay your respects to him and his family. We all die, yes, and whether you liked him or his music or not I think that if you’re going to write an article about… Read more »

aeris-eithne
aeris-eithne

Bowie is a brilliant theatrical artist, not a demonic conduit. Lazarus is a fitting epitaph. Yes, he resurrects an old persona of his, wearing the Station to Station costume to hearken back to his heyday (or it still happened to fit). So he wrote that album in a drug-fueled frenzy? Maybe he did the same with Blackstar, this time on cancer drugs; not unlike Mozart frantically slaving over his Requiem. Bowie recalls his zany, youthful energy and summons it to complete his opus. Doesn’t everyone on his deathbed relive his wildest times? The wardrobe isn’t an interplanetary wormhole (could be another “cloaked” reference; Narnia, anyone?). The jumpsuit-clad Bowie represents his glory days; when he exits the cupboard, bedridden Bowie dusts off his old self to harness the energy required to complete his work. Once done, he retreats backward, goes back on the shelf – knowing his body of work lives on in the eternal library of sound. Then he shuts the door, quietly, leaving us, for now.

Robert
Robert

No demon’s then AE? Drugs are used by the creative artistic types to get in touch with the spirit world.

aeris-eithne
aeris-eithne

Metaphorical demons, sure. Not real ones. “Demons” are part of the artistic struggle and what makes the work of many artists so compelling. Drugs made Bowie paranoid, that’s why he became spiritual in the first place. But he cleaned up, looked back and said, man, what a crazy time.

Liam
Liam

Google “The Villa of Orman”. You will see that that closet is a very dar, dark place.

anneb
anneb

Yes. I see this as an artistic expression of his fears as he is dying, an incredible personal & artistic achievement. rip david jones. You are loved.

Alpen
Alpen

Anyone noticed the one eye sign in “Blackstar” video? He was also a puppet… We can even see an illuminated triangle behind him when he plays the “flamboyant trickster” , as vigilant called him.

Polly
Polly

Yes, there was a fair bit of eerie one-eyed crap, I saw it too. I’m surprised VC didn’t point this out…. And even more so that illuminated triangle you mention he is inside also looks like the Masonic compass. Excellent article though, tied together all sorts I missed! I honestly didn’t recognise the Occult angle of Bowie until watching Blackstar. I’m less of a fan now because I’m sick of all this stuff, it’s dead to me. I don’t feel any fear, any more, it, and all related to it are becoming dead to me, I’m starting to shut them out of my existence and am starting to feel much happier for it. (I write this incase it helps anybody reading it!!)

Shame, as I was hoping this song was reference to the excellent (and non-occult referring to my knowledge) Elvis song, Blackstar, a big hero of David Bowie’s. Maybe that’s what one was meant to think though….Check it out if you haven’t heard it before….

Deborah
Deborah

You are the first person I’ve seen comment on the compass. I caught that one too!

Brother Nathanael
Brother Nathanael

Elvis Presley and David Bowie share the same birthday: January, the 8th.

DarkStarAz
DarkStarAz

One of the founding members of the Bay Area UFO Expo was once walking though the Hyatt Regencey in SF and saw Bowie walking around. Said he spent part of the afternoon hanging out with him and said he was as nice as he was intelligent.
I think when he presented his Peace on Earth Song with Bing Crosby, that’s truly where he comes from.
Outstanding article, TY VC!

mpo
mpo

Way to way overstate the importance of one incidental line (in my favorite Bowie song too). Remember the chorus, “don’t believe in yourself, don’t deceived with belief, knowledge comes with death’s release.” I have no doubt that Bowie, like so many drug-addled rock stars of the era dabbled in pseudoscience fairy tale s**t–half out of belief, and half out of fashion–and then moved on. He is making so many more references to contemporary visual arts, movies, and literature, but focus on the occult if it makes you good. In short, this is very interesting and well done, but I think we’re overdoing it a bit on summing up Mr. Bowie as occult-centered.
And to the comments that focus on how “weird” Bowie made you felt–it was his melodic, harmonic, and lyrical decisions that did that to you because he made a choice to sound different aesthetically, not spiritually. That “other worldliness” is called creativity and sounds your ear hadn’t been trained to accept yet.

aeris-eithne
aeris-eithne

I agree wholeheartedly! Bowie dabbled in a bit of everything – it was the era, baby! He was searching. Coke made him paranoid and he turned to rituals to ward OFF demons, not to court them, but then he got clean and made some of his best music yet (I mean, the Berlin trilogy?). He might’ve been otherworldly but became the patron saint of being different, and made his fellow freaks feel that much less alienated.

Dmart
Dmart

That quote is expressing main tenant of Christian faith which rebukes reason and logic. It was the in the song as a cultural norms chant as he as a young man tried to examine the meaning of his life.

moshibly
moshibly

WE LOVE U BOWIE may your soul rest in peace. You have contributed so much to the music world.

Gabriel
Gabriel

The man was a genius, who have read A LOT about everything, including occultism. He used his knowledge to further his art.
But, as always, people see what they want to see. “This was a Satanist, thas is a tool for the Illuminati etc.”. You can’t stand the simple fact that Bowie was a genius, a master of the art of selling his image. Maybe it’s time for you to put on your tinfoil hats.

B
B

GREAT article! Thank you!

Bright light
Bright light

The punchline at the end was amazing! Everytime i finish VC articles, i feel like applauding ! Bravo!

Yass
Yass

Why did David Bowie turned down knighthood I wonder. He can not be a bad man, he is refusing imperialism; the true evil.
I think he was an honest person. And a very talented person.

Unicornberry
Unicornberry

It is absolutely clear from his interviews that he was not evil, and refused not only imperialism, but also the whole idea of Hollywood. He led quite a secluded and peaceful life with his family. And he was thinking and worrying about humanity. It is not important whether he was a Christian or a Buddhist.. He doesn’t have to be anything just to fulfill people’s expectations..

debra
debra

why do you have to be Christian to be a good person? or be with god in the end? are the rest of us doomed? I think not .

Liz A. (A different Liz)
Liz A. (A different Liz)

Everyone derives different personal meanings from David Bowie’s music. It doesn’t HAVE to be perceived in any ONE way. For so many people, he is a positive figure that brought joy and happiness and creativity and individuality and inspiration to the world. Positive vibes, positive energy. So many amazing creative works would not have been inspired into existence if not for Bowie. Pious religious sentiments, unfortunately, don’t inspire much artistic creativity. Art is born from the full range of human emotions and experiences, both positive and negative. Sometimes art can be unsettling. And life would be boring without it. As an artist myself, not everything I create is meant to represent my personal spiritual beliefs, and that may be true for many other artists as well. And sometimes, you’re only left with questions. Art is a mysterious thing. So is spirituality. One must find their own meanings. (P.S. To the Christian fundamentalists: Kabbalah is not Satanism!)

Deborah
Deborah

There is NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING POSITIVE or JOYFUL in the Blackstar song or video. As for your opinion on “pious religious sentiments”, I deduce that you have never been in a chapel with voices lifted up to God. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Liz A.
Liz A.

I agree, that cathedral in the Netherlands playing “Space Oddity” was beautiful! 😉 So was the British cathedral playing “Life on Mars”!

I also agree that the video for Blackstar is frightening. But so is death. Not all art is sunshine and rainbows!

I was referring to Bowie’s entire body of work. His hits from the 60’s-80’s most definitely bring me joy! Church music could never replace that.

If you want to live in a world without rock music, feel free to time-travel back to the Dark Ages, or flip the station to the Christian inspiration channel. 😛

anon
anon

The buttons on David’s eyes remind me of the cartoon film “Coraline”, in which the bewitched parents are replaced with button-eyed copies. I have read about witches who place coins on their prey’s eyes so that they are bound, unable to open them. I do agree the button eyes symbolize the unenlightened, mundane man, ignorant of “the matrix”.

There is such a thing as white magick, you know. Not just black.

I think Bowie was true to himself (save a few lost years in the 80s, when he scored the mega-cash via Pepsi commercials and greatest hits tours). I don’t really see nefarious intent in David Bowie. Mick Jagger, yes. Bowie, no. As off the wall as he was, he understood the human condition brilliantly and related to the everyday man. He was self-actualized, in collaboration with the most high.

Nate
Nate

Came for the article, stayed for the crackpot comments lol

free your mind
free your mind

The problem with Aleister Crowley, is that he believed that unlimited pleasure was a good thing. That might be true in the space realm of consciousness in which there are no consequences for behaviors, but in the realm of physical energy, there ARE consequences for behaviors. He failed at making that all important connection. I always thought David Bowie was creepy.

Andrew
Andrew

Excellent article. After watching just the first minute of Blackstar on the day of its release, I knew it would be the topic of much discussion due to its obvious occult symbolisms. I’ve read several interpretations elsewhere and this one is definitely the best and most well researched.

Mary
Mary

Has anybody seen the so called thank you notes? On Bowies webite you can find his picture holding this blackstar book and on the left page is written ” Jimmy Fallon” and on the right page ” help me” . Fallon even jokes about it on you tube. I wonder whats up with the “help me” part? And why the reference to Fallon? Odd to say at least!

Wisdom Calling
Wisdom Calling

Mary – The Jimmy Falon spots bothered me too. It seemed like the “machine” was primed and ready to roll. “Bowie’s gone, we’ve got product to sell, and we need to make sure everyone sees it – let’s get it on prime time!”

Here’s an excerpt from Jimmy’s tribute “… we should all celebrate him for all the fantastic work he’s done. Download all of his albums. He has a brand new album called Black Star, just came out on Friday”. That’s a commercial – not a tribute.

Also, the image Jimmy shows on his show isn’t in Lazarus video. How did he get a custom image with Bowie holding the paper up at a perfect reading angle saying “Jimmy Help Me”? (Doesn’t look like photoshop).

Jimmy says “I think this is the character Lazarus sending me a message from the future”. Really? The “character” Lazarus? I thought it was just the song title. Is that weird? Maybe not.

Jimmy clearly had an insider knowledge, and a photo from the video uniquely prepared for him the day the video came out.

Tramaine
Tramaine

Woooooow…… awesome piece

Mauricio Fernandes
Mauricio Fernandes

A lover of Crowley s work??? If that doesn t say it all, I don t know what does!!!

Satan
Satan

Thank you David for everything. What a great and kind man that will be sadly missed.

Matteo
Matteo

I think the article has forgotten the fact that Bowie himself said he left believing in Crowlyan stuff a long, long time ago. He actually described himself as a post-modern Buddhist. If you google, you might as well find out many articles speaking about his interest in Buddhism. I believe some religous zealots with a lot of fear deep within themselves, are portraying Bowie has some kind of very powerful “dark priest”. When in fact, he was nothing more but a mortal trying to discover and understand the universe around him. He explored satanism (even admitted it) he explored christianism (said so himself too) kabbalism, etc. Just as he indulged in cocaine and then cleansed himself and move out. I think that a healthy path is that which is mindful and recognizes that indulging in excess or to live for gratification is in the end wasted time. Nevertheless, there are many that due to their upbringing and/or personality traits that have developed, end up consuming drugs or taking unnecessary journeys through rocky mountains. Howeever, every human is an always changing organism. Change is the only thing that exists. And so, judging the 69 year old Bowie for his beliefs in… Read more »

Debs
Debs

David told us that there was a family history of mental illness on his Mother’s side of the family. Even his brother (albeit, half), Terry, spent much of his life in mental hospital.

It has been said: “There is a fine line between Genious and Insanity.” I believe David traveled that line. I believe he used his love of the arts as an outlet/ tool to ‘keep’ his sanity, most especially during the early half of his career.

Then, gaining sole custody of young Duncan became the catalyst for his getting himself cleaned up and sorted out…..just as many young parents have had to do–myself included. Parents always want their children to have a better life experience than what they experienced….I felt the same.

Gaelen
Gaelen

Much classier than the younger generation.

Jorge
Jorge

I think you give Bowie too much credit. He was involved in a lot of stuff, but in the end I don’t think he really even knew what he was talking about. Bits and pieces, sure. But that’s the trap of the occult, bc the creature can never fully grasp the mind of the Creator or know all Truth. but that’s what the occult offers…not belief, but Truth, and the power to control it. Ha. That’s the original lie, still playing out today. (And btw, if everyone on here, including VC, thinks they knows all the answers and interpretations, you’ve been fooled, too. Better to allow for the humility that says you don’t all the answers.)

marcbell
marcbell

Jesus was into the occult more than Bowie. Jesus did his secret ritual, fasting , meditated in the desert etc. He was a man same as Bowie. We are all damaged goods in a world we never created looking for truth and wholeness. Jesus told you not to judge others but here you xtians are condemning Bowie to hell. Shame on you all.

anon
anon

Thank-you. The frantic, fear-drenched Xtian paranoia in these replies is draining Vigilant Citizen of its intellectual and analytical message. Bunch of cowards cursing people for doing what their creator has directed them to.

Again, are any of these foaming at the mouth “Christian” types on this message board vegetarian? With the overconfident, condemning b.s. you’re all spewing, you BETTER be. Those who cast the first stone, etc.

Jesus was a vegetarian, remember…

James
James

Not all these people are Christians. I certainly am not, but I can see quite clearly that Bowie chose darkness or light in the end. His final message was self absorbed and disturbing. He could have done so much more to help the world. Maybe he could have helped use his music to point out how western powers are destroying the world using proxy armies such as ISIS, Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda and the Ukrainian Nazis? Maybe he could have spoken up and used his music to expose their war crimes and how they are robbing their own people to feed the beast of the war machine? Maybe he could have helped enlighten people about how the US and its EU vassal states destroyed Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Gaza, thus causing the largest refugee crisis since WW2? What a waste of a life. We could have had a decent musician who could have carried a positive message exposing all the corporate media lies and obfuscations. Instead we got a self flagellating man child with a god complex traipsing back into a close filled with Occult satanism. Thanks Bowie, you sucked in the end.

Ken
Ken

Had he done so he might not have lived to 69.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

I find it extremely fascinating that one of the most important figures, or symbols, for the occult, is no where mention anywhere in the VC article. Not once.

It was the Black Moon of Lilith, the Death Demon Goddess of the Black Moon.

Most people know this “Moon Phase” as the New Moon.

The New Moon is really a “Death, Dark, Black” Moon.

The Black Moon of Death is ALSO called the Black STAR.

Go ahead, and look up the Moon Phase for Bowie’s death., January 10th, 2016. David Bowie Died on the Night of the Black Moon of Death. The Black Star, the Black Pentagram, the Slayer of Death. David Bowie

Died of Cancer… at age 69 years old. 69 is the Sign of the House of Cancer. Which is the complete polar opposite side of the Zodiac Wheel in relation to January. The Zoo, or the Animal Wheel, that is cut in TWO, the Dia

Pilgrim
Pilgrim

Fascinating article. From the stills, the Blackstar video looks disturbing. I used to be a fan but gave away/sold all the records etc as it felt like worship and did not give me peace. I would describe myself as a mystical Christian since I am not a “literalist” and am open to all positive forms of faith. The occult is something I avoid and I am sad to read that Bowie was more involved with it than I’d realized.

Nadia
Nadia

Please stop with the mathematical satanic equations and whatnot. It’s embarrassing seriously just stop it, People die! Even celebrities do! *gasp*
Read more science everyone. And stop this nonsense

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

Go ahead, look up the Moon Phase for Bowie’s death., January 10th, 2016. David Bowie Died on the Night of the Black Moon of Death. The Black Star, the Black Pentagram, the Slayer of Death.

John C. Withwick
John C. Withwick

Amazing article. I always knew there was something about Bowie that didn’t sit right.

ramona
ramona

This Bowie is not dying – he even treats himself to few dance moves. lol that was funny. I noticed in the the pic with the hermaphrodite that there were 13 heads-the 13 satanic bloodlines?

Jack
Jack

Less than a week after Bowie died, I heard a instrumental “Muzac” cover of “The Man Who Sold the World”. It was a pathetic commercfialization of a beautiful, haunting song.

Exploring inner or outer space can be a very dangerous undertaking. This was David Bowie’s subject matter. I have no desire to judge Bowie in any moral sense. I have studied Crowley’s works and I don’t like Crowley as a human being.

I would say that less than 1% of the public has any ” true” understanding of The Left Handed Path and what it means. Hell, most of these people go to a church, synagogue or mosque and understand nothing of theirown religions, much less the esoteric ones.

“Those who know,don’t talk. Those who talk, don’t know.”

R.I.P. Starman David Bowie.

Altair
Altair

Great article Vigilantcitizen, but some of the people this site attracts! They seem to be full of hate and their own self-righteousness.

If Bowie was so evil how come his son, the film director Duncan Jones is so ‘normal’? How come Bowie in interviews says how proud he is of his son’s honesty and goodness? How come most of the people who knew Bowie directly talk of his kindness, humour and humility?

His playfulness and humour comes across in interviews, e.g. the one from German TV, even when he had to put up with the sycophantic but unsavoury prying of Jonathan Ross?

Yes, he was screwed up as a young man and messed himself up with drugs up to the early 1980s. However he sorted himself out.

You mistake his curiosity and through his art his wish for people to think for themselves for personal idolatry.

findelkind
findelkind

His son is an entirely different person so i don’ t understand your point.And don’t ever forget that “the road to hell is made from the best intentions” or something like this.No one said that Bowie was a mean person,bad to others,non-generous and such.But what he really had in his soul…you don’t know,i don’t know,no one knows.That he was an occultist and that he served dark purposes,lays at anyone’s judgement.I used to be a big fan of everything rock and roll and everything underground and everything weird and off the wall but since years now,i find nothing artistic to all these.To me,they are pure demonic,music,cinema,singers,actors,film directors,painters,artists,all of them are just lost souls.And along with them,we are lost as well.But that is only my opinion.

München11
München11

Not sure if this is covered in the comments below. But something that weirded me out was the mention of the name Lazarus in this song by Bowie.
Alan Rickman (also 69) portrayed a Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest.
Odd coincidence, or something more meaningful?

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Lazarus is etymologically related to Osiris.

Unicornberry
Unicornberry

Here you are – the cult of Osiris and Isis. David even told the video director that his video is about Isis. It’s not a surprise.

Susannah
Susannah

Excellent article! Not a huge fan of Crowley for various reasons, but definitely a fan of David Bowie, as well as a long time student of the Western esoteric tradition. I have no doubt that DB was moved, informed and motivated by occult forces–as are we ALL. Unfortunately, many uneducated and superstitious people think that “occult” means evil (check out some of the foolish comments below) which it assuredly does not. It means hidden and subtle (which all forces in the universe essentially are, despite the efforts of religion and science to explain, analyze and categorize them.)

Free mind
Free mind

So deep and scary to think of the suffering he will endure in the afterlife. As we know once you sell your soul to the devil, you don’t get a happy afterlife.

Guest
Guest

Who said he sold his soul?

Andressa
Andressa

If you want to be successful in the industry you need to sell your soul

GUEST
GUEST

Sour grapes.

liz
liz

exactly! all of hellyweird and the music industry are sick and twisted

Joe
Joe

Soul is priceless. To not achieve is to save (rather than sell) one’s soul. But what good is it to simply save it? (think: the parable of the talents).
In the end the temptation to sell out is always there but in general, “God wouldn’t give someone an amazing gift and then expect them not to use it.” perspective. <3

liz
liz

what you really think the man had talent??? he screamed demonic from the beginning of his career like all others like him. he deserved what he got. one less demon to deal with.

lilian chapman
lilian chapman

moron! what a pathetic comment !

Guest
Guest

These comments are such a turn off. Love the article but sad to see who the majority of readers are.

John C. Withwick
John C. Withwick

Don’t worry, the vast majority don’t make any comment, they don’t feel the need to. The religious zealots feel the need to push their world view on others constantly. It’s how it stays alive.

Robert
Robert

Why are you reading then John, if it is only meaningless vanity? Symbols that mean nothing, or do they? When you question everything, you do find answers.

WisdomCalling
WisdomCalling

Sooo… John C. Withwich pushes his worldview that it’s only religious zealots feel the need to push their world view, and yet is blind to the his foolish hypocrisy.

In other words – when you (John) share your worldview – it’s cool. But when others share their worldviews different from yours – it’s worthy of reproach?

How convenient that must be.

liz
liz

good one. lmao!

liz
liz

pot calling the kettle black????

Robert
Robert

Muslims, secularists, atheists? Whoever do you mean Guest?

Momo
Momo

Guest, comments are not here to turn you on. Everyone can tell what he wants. If some wants to believe in God it’s their right ok ? you have the right to not believe.

what the fuck is to fill out here
what the fuck is to fill out here

oh babybaby sweetheart your so hot and smell like a hot totty i love yuor beuatiful eyes and that gorgeuas hair do. are you turned on yet?

WBPound
WBPound

What Free Mind says is true. Heaven and Hell aren’t mythical made up places. Both exist. The reason you will find so many followers of Christ on this website is because followers of Christ (if they are authentic) have had their spiritual eyes opened, and choose to no longer live in the matrix, much like the VC. Whether VC follows Christ or not, I do not know, but all his research and work directly corroborates the Bible and the reality of the spiritual realm.

mpo
mpo

Yessirree…the disjointed mythical musings of anonymous people in the Middle East about a Jewish apocalyptic preacher who f****d up and got killed forcing his followers to make sense out of it with sophistic incoherent juggling surely sums up reality for nearly 7 billion people, the majority of whom don’t believe in Jesus’ divinity. But, keep on believing–I for one embrace nothingness as surely the only real heaven anyone would really want. Eternal life? Really now?

Robert
Robert

mpo – you have one incredibly sad worldview. Are you following your beliefs? Why don’t you get a job in Hollywood, DC or New York and chase the gold, the glory and the girl/guys? I’ll let you in on a secret though mpo, once you got it all and you’ve had your fill…..you’ll feel EMPTY. You need the One who can eternally satisfy & fill you with love.

Truth
Truth

And I’m guessing you’ve achieved all that fame and money and are talking from experience about how “empty” you feel. I’m sure all the successful people on the planet are completely unfulfilled and didn’t have the chance to do such a brave act of just choosing one day to believe in one of the hundreds of faiths in the world and being absolutely certain it’s the one and only true one. Keep on dreaming and deceiving yourself you mediocre sheep.

Robert
Robert

I’ve experienced what I have stated – I used to protect those types. All that glitters is not gold Truth. I’ve seen those who had their fill and they are unhappy, unsatisfied. Contentment comes with and from Godliness.

RayRay
RayRay

I disagree! Reading the comments is the comic relief.

Andressa
Andressa

Youre not God to judge

Dixie
Dixie

God gave you a brain to discern right from wrong. Criticism is useful when it comes from a place of love. How I wish some of my friends would have stopped me from doing some stupid things in my life. But not one person did. Not one person loved me enough to tell me to STOP. I would have listened. Sometimes, you’ve got to intervene and point out each other’s iniquities – not because you want to be right but because it’s the right thing to do.

Dixie
Dixie

Right? I mean, God is merciful. Say a kid is abused by religious people, using Jesus as a means to harm him, so he never accepts Him as a Savior. I think God has great mercy on people like that. However, when you knowingly and purposefully mock Christ and indulge in any form of anti-Christ worship, especially helping to blind others from the true Light, then yeah, I think God sends you straight to where you’ve wanted to be all along. Except this time, Satan’s not smiling or offering cash and fame. We send ourselves to hell, really. All because we don’t want to follow a few simple rules – rules that are in place, not to keep us from having fun and living life, but to keep us safe from those who wish us harm. Like any good parent who tells their kid they can’t do dangerous things, God loves us too much for our own comprehension. What a great example Bowie could have been for the world, if he had used his immense talents for righteousness. “And may God’s love be with you.”

liz
liz

well deserved, don’t you think?

Altair
Altair

It’s best not to take the Blackstar video too literally. From the interview with the Director, Johan Renck, you can see that it was a collaborative effort between him and Bowie. But they did not intend to provide a clear narrative, other than to dwell on themes like mortality. Yes some was influenced by Bowie’s Crowley period, and it would be nice to think the astronaut does represent the end of Major Tom. But given Bowie’s playfulness with images, as evidenced in some of his song lyrics over the years it is unlikely we are supposed to take any sort of insight into his end beliefs from it. It’s just art. After all, we now know he wanted his ashes to be scattered in a traditional Buddhist ceremony – hardly Satanic.

FITGIRL
FITGIRL

Its still pretty crazy! Your right, there really was no clear narrative on that one!

Unicornberry
Unicornberry

Indeed… Instead of judging David but assuming his personal beliefs, which is a dead end way of thinking anyways, it is much better to extract something of importance from his work which he left as a heritage to those who are interested. I mean there are so many books, paintings etc, not necessarily of bibleic charachter. For instance, there is Faust by Goethe – surely we can’t only read the Bible and burn all the rest claiming it’s of satanic origin. Not to forget about other religions which also lead people to The One and Only. It is rather important to remain God’s child for each one of us and do as best we can to follow Gos in our daily lives, which I believe David did at the end of the day, living peacefully with his family. He found Love.

Rebecca
Rebecca

One of the things that struck me about the skull is that it’s decorated like saints’ relics often are. That would make it seem like the skull is that of a human, but a very special human. It’s also interesting to me that in the three personalities you talk about in Blackstar, they all have the same outfit on, so they’re not completely separate. Maybe they represent three stages or roles of the same person. The Third is doing typical David Bowie dancing, not really random movements. Also consider the bandages over the eyes are the same as what the scarecrows wear.

~JC~
~JC~

Brilliant. I was never *true* Bowie fan (having not listened deeper than “greatest hits”), but it was eye-opening to view this interpretation. So much symbolism used throughout his career. It’s incredible that even he was surprised the media did not delve deeper into some of his darkest work.

It’s no surprise we’re represented by a mask with buttons for eyes. A mask that can be removed, but many choose not to.

simon
simon

(cont’d from below)
Western society has now reached such levels of confusion in sexuality,morality and spirituality that for the most part has left people bewildered and bemused, with no real direction in life but to acquire ‘things” and have pleasure in any way but beyond that most people have lost the moral compass as to what is right and wrong or what is moral or immoral.Anything goes.

Vigilant Citizen thank you for your articles over the last few years which have enlightened me over the causes for debasement of music and the depravity we see in the world of entertainment .

simon
simon

Thanks for this insightful article on Bowie whose songs have touched many, including me, very deeply over the last 30 years.

Bowie’s themes were often “other worldly”.Whilst powerful and melodic his songs often contained themes of underlying disconnection and disorientation which perhaps acted as a catalyst for the ongoing implosion in society and erosion of any unified value and belief systems in our western society.Many of us felt this disconnect and “angst” that it caused in our youth and felt that Bowie was reaching out to us with his music.
(Of course i now realize that there were darker and powerful forces that were “inspiring” Bowie and his music.)

Amy
Amy

I was surprised that the article didn’t mention the woman who appears to be controlling David Bowie throughout the Lazarus video. She is under the bed, then at the foot of the bed directing his movement with her hands. And then again when he is writing she is under the desk manipulating him as if she was a puppet master. And then at the end he retreats into the closet moving like a tinker toy or puppet. I assumed she was supposed to be symbolic of a handler and he was doing as he was told. The main theme in the lyrics of the song Lazarus is “some day I’ll be free”. I thought that whole song and video was an expression of the torment he has experienced through his life at the hands of those who controlled him as an MK Ultra slave.

aeris-eithne
aeris-eithne

If he were an agenda-pushing pop star puppet wouldn’t his rise to fame have been a lot more meteoric? It look a lot of work and tries and failures before he reached icon status. The woman in the video could represent his fans as “puppet master” or his psyche, or any type of unforeseen pressure, pushing him to complete his work.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 6 – He was supposedly an outsider artist, but he was deeply involved with the Establishment as the first artist to financialize himself with the release of Wall Street bonds based on his future royalties, and he became one of the go to references for the increasingly bizarre world of the high end fashion industry. Other occult artists can’t stop referencing him, either, like Gaga with her copycat lightning bold facepaint.

fireonfox
fireonfox

Well there going to be making alot of money on the death of David Bowie ? We going to hear his music every where and in all kinds of Ads , Soon ,
The Man who sold the World ?

Weirded out
Weirded out

I haven’t gone through all the contents but had anyone mentioned Iman’s bizarre ‘#rise’ hash tag since Bowie’s death? When I saw she was using that, that’s when I started to wonder if there was something odd happening. Then Rickman died and a child start Michael Galeota died several days ago at 31 from natural causes?? Weird stuff, not sure what to make of it all.

BittersweetSymphony
BittersweetSymphony

That “Rise” hashtag was creepy. I thought of “Lucifer Rising” when I saw that.

Nume
Nume

So that would explw why he chose a African woman fo marry. Iman looks like an Egyptian goddess and he was into Egyptian occultism.

anon
anon

Iman played an ancient Egyptian queen in Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time” video.
Iman is so beautiful, she has a thirty second cameo in “Out of Africa” and she completely derailed the movie for me! I lost all interest in Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. I wanted the story to shift to the mysterious
servant character – IMAN!

Gi
Gi

HE loved Iman Iman is not from egypt

Jef
Jef

Bowie’s film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ probably has a place somewhere in this discussion.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074851/

Guest
Guest

Wow this gave me chills. Very cool. I love Bowie.

Mark Edwoods
Mark Edwoods

Great article and confirms the sense of other worldliness that I’ve always felt about Bowie. It’s interesting how much of his work (music/film) encompassed alien and mystical themes.

Rebecca
Rebecca

Wow, I’ve listened to Bowie for decades and just never caught all the hints he dropped lol. Thanks for the article.

Meggles
Meggles

I bet you do, you freaky old bastard you.

James
James

Bowie is jamming out with the McJaggernauts.

noir
noir

I think you mean Dancing in the Streets with Mick Jagger.

Kyle
Kyle

Does the space cold make your nipples go pointy, Bowie?

DancingGold
DancingGold

Is this is a freaky, freaky dream Bret?

Lee Sayer
Lee Sayer

Also, knowing the Laurel Canyon history with all those kids who’s dads had connections to the CIA, military, and the occult, it makes sense that many of the British stars would also be somewhat controlled/steered. IE: Tavistock. All of the above loved young chicks too… IE: Part of the MK program. Maybe hanging out with Jimmy Savile? Partying at Chateau des Amerois??? As well, many showed in plain sight much occult imagery in their videos, as you have shown here. From the song Dollar Days on Blackstar there’s this quote: “Those Oligarchs with foaming mouths come now and then.” Hmmm.. So many questions. .. . Like, how did Bowie write a song about the moon launch before it even happened? Perfectly catching that zeitgeist. Especially since the moon landing was a hoax. Was it to push the moon agenda??? To this day! Was Bowie like Kubrick? Perhaps someone on the inside who showed the “Illuminati agenda” through coded messages in his art. Either secretly or with the sanctioning of TPTB… In my opinion, many of these people who were thrust into stardom by TPTB, as they got older, started becoming annoyed by their puppet masters/handlers etc… Then began turning against… Read more »

Gold Star
Gold Star

I found this article interesting and but disappointing VC, I hoped for more. There is a tone of Bowie worship in its content that I find distasteful, an almost a lick lipping reverence. Bowie was not a god, he was a manipulative, manipulated weirdo, an actor who displayed all the signs of being mind controlled – an anti messiah – a puppet who couldn’t actually write or read music, profligate and sensual – designed to help usher in the fake space race and split up family with drugs and promiscuity. The characters he portayed were most likely alters, caused by a difficult childhood marred by madness and abuse.

Hellyn
Hellyn

From what I know of Davids belief was the ‘Great Work’, The work of the self and on the self to an understanding of the core self. Understanding the workings of the universe outside the mundane structure we live here on earth. The delusions, illusions, the shadow self, sourcing that truth from with in. He was aware of old teachings that have been denigrated into negative pursuits in the comparison of the patriarchal main stream religion of control and keeps the sleepers a sleep via the demiurge, false god. He freed himself from this control hence the power of his influences on many awake to understand the Great Work and know that this body we have means nothing, it is the stardust we are made of that is the connects us from this mundane bondage.

unknown
unknown

is this the Great Work also alluded to by Robert Fripp, as from Gurdgieff !?

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 8 – And The Man Who Fell to Earth clearly references fallen angels and the fallen state of man. There are some disturbing MK Ultra undertones to that film in retrospect, with the FBI and the CIA both capturing and experimenting on the alien character played by Bowie, and something similar appears to be happening in some of his Black Star video material. A final word on the possible esoteric origins of the original material for The Man Who Fell to Earth is found on the first edition book cover, prominently featuring the one eye symbolism:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Fell_to_Earth_%28novel%29

anon
anon

Read the book. The movie is, surprisingly, an almost literal adaptation of the (very good) book. I have never seen such perfect casting in my life. When the writer describes the alien, you can’t help but think, “David Bowie”. Thin, gentle, described as “easily mistaken as homosexual”, and as an alien, he weighed only 60 or so pounds (but looked heavier).
As in the film, the alien becomes an alcoholic when he realizes he might not accomplish his mission.
My takeaway was the greed, folly, lust, greed, hunger for control – the low levels of human need – were a fairly fast-acting poison on the alien.
I would research Walter Tevis.

Carl B
Carl B

Just to put it out there. Kabbalah is not Abraham/Moses and the prophesy of Isaiah. Which works with Christianity all as one God.
The religion of Bowie and Hollywood and all the (Prince of) air (waves) and banking media is B’nai B’rith, gentile freemasonry, hinduism, Satansism, Communism and NewAgeism all “honeycombed” together.

Either you think Lucifer/Satan is the illuminator of man or the destroyer.

Bowie has layed his hands/cards on the table and got your attention.

Occult moral relativism and “dark deeds are holy” are not for me.

Your turn.

Synickel
Synickel

Bowie was the epitome of a human used by demonic forces. Made to take on degrading and humiliating characters, he was the poster child of what satan does to make humans look and act as stupid and degraded as possible.

As is the case with possessed people, his artistry was oxymoronic. He had numerous songs that were really quite good musically and lyrically. Most of them were worse that a teenage garage band, sound-wise and lyric-wise. He was too obsessed with putting forth his occultic drivel, that the lyrics often were just horrible and non-lyrical.

It’s a sad day. The next thing he will know is awaking in the second resurrection, the one saved for those who rejected the true God. He will sadly see who the True I Am is.

Finn
Finn

I wouldn’t be surprised if david bowtie was not really dead, and this was some kind of covert operation for the fake alien invasion aka project blue beam. If david came down from a spaceship at lets say Coachella he would be truly worshipped as a god.

LTM
LTM

I just knew you’d be on this one ASA, and couldn’t wait to see what you’d round up for us to read! Excellent in-depth analysis.

Durga Sharan
Durga Sharan

You’re missing a vital point here, referring to BLACKSTAR. Look up DARK STAR by the tribe of Dogon.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

Look up the Moon Phase for Bowie’s death., January 10th, 2016. David Bowie Died on the Night of the Black Moon of Death. The Black Star, the Black Pentagram, the Slayer of Death. THAT’S the vital point missing here.

liz
liz

interesting…

DarkStarAz
DarkStarAz

I just did!
I think Bowie is back home, back to Sirius B…

heis
heis

Bowi’s indirect referance to jesus christ in his song lazarus show’s a man in fear of death guestioning what god he is gonna meet ,if he was wrong all his life ,he may be in big trouble thus the referance to lazarus

dharmen
dharmen

poor guy. you don´t f**k around with energy like this. you keep it very quite and must be aware of the danger. he indulged and made a show out of it. ego. i clearly stay away from it and that is my advise to everybody

Deborah
Deborah

I thank VC for warning us not to watch Miley Cyrus’ BB Talk. I only wish they had done the same with Blackstar. I felt physically ill after listening to and watching it.

Girlwithoutatail
Girlwithoutatail

The majority of the reader comments purporting to be a response to this article are far more disturbing than anything you’ll find in David Bowie’s Blackstar.

Lee Sayer
Lee Sayer

Good article. (PLEASE READ THE 2ND HALF OF MY COMMENT BELOW) Any thoughts about him being MK’d??? There’s been a lot of chatter about him being a Tavistock experiment. It’s interesting that the first time the world saw him was when he was 16. He went on a Brit TV show as head of the “Long Hair Society” (or something like that)… Was his role always part of the NWO agenda? Pushing gender bending? AKA: population reduction ala Bruce Jenner etc? Or if not gender bending, perhaps simply occult androgyny? He was basically the first star to openly announce he was gay. (NOTE: I am not homophobic. Merely pointing out facts) It sorta goes along with the Beatles occult stuff. Them having Crowley on Sgt Pepper and constantly flashing hand signs etc… And we all know Lennon was murdered by an MK’d assassin… Likely Harrison too. Were they going to blow the whistle? Then of course we have Jimmy Page and his Crowley obsessions… And again, he was featured on Brit TV when he was just 14. Coincidence??? I mean, how many people really get to be on TV before they become famous? Disney kids obviously. (AKA: Walts MK agenda…… Read more »

findelkind
findelkind

Hello,i am Greek so please don’t judge me by my bad english 🙂 The first time the public saw the young David Jones was – i think – not on TV but in the theatre,playing a role at some theatrical play,the name of which i sadly don’t remember now. I would also like to add the fact that his life was too much influenced from his older brother Terry,who was the one who introduced young David to the world of London,Soho,music,etc. He was a half brother but one much beloved by David.He was diagnosed with schizophrenia,was then forever thrown to a hospital for the mentally diseased and would eventually commit suicide.David Bowie was fully concerned that this disease might affect him as well,so to me it’s no surprise that he invented all these weird characters,in order to escape from this reality. Something else i would like to contribute to the discussion is that Bowie got actually crazy,or to put it better,on the borderline of insanity,during his LA years,when he actually was fed on milk,peppers and cocaine.This was his diet actually.He reportedly made exorcisms on his pool at his villa in LA,because he could see the face of Satan or whatever… Read more »

Altair
Altair

Your English is good enough for us to understand your meaning, don’t worry.

As Stravinsky said, “Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal”. It is certainly part of the folk tradition and even classical musicians have ‘stolen’ (if you like) melodies from that. Now perhaps you could be positive and name us some great modern artist musicians who haven’t stolen anything from anyone and are 100% original. And I do stress “great”. Thanks…

findelkind
findelkind

Altair,
thanks for your comment about my English,which btw,i think remains bad 🙂
But maybe i didn’t put it right when i wrote about stealing.I know exactly what you mean and i agree with what you have written in your comment.I only wrote that because i read a lot about Bowie since his passing (?),in forums or anywhere else where common people like us can comment about,and i noticed that the majority believes that everything he made was absolutely original,when it was not.But that doesn’t mean that what he did,he didn’t do artistically good.At some point,all great artists steal and that’s a fact.
Thanks too for putting this into the conversation.

Johnny Organ
Johnny Organ

Whilst I don’t agree with the final conclussion and I’ve no intention to discuss it; it’s just based the facts presented in this article and my own personal view on the evidence;, I have to say this was an exceptional piece of journalism. Well researched and brilliantly put together. Enough to help me decide almost ultimately what I think of David Bowie’s legacy and the imagery he used throughout his illustrious career. Fantastic.

cindy
cindy

Was Bowie truly influenced by unseen occult forces? YES. The freemason luciferian music industry only supports those artists that sell their minds and bodies to the luciferian Show Business. If David Jones (bowie) became one of the most powerful and inffluenciable singers of all time is because he used his career to promote THE ELITE BELIEFS!
IS really like in the movie STARRY EYES, if you don’t sell yourself to the show business industry you are never going to become famous nor powerful. ONLY THE ELITE chooses who becomes the NEXT STAR!

Altair
Altair

In making these allegations you should offer some evidence.

Z-Truth
Z-Truth

Any decent all knowing supreme being must know that we can’t verify all these religious stories written during the twilight of human history – all claiming to be the one truth. Any decent all knowing supreme being would understand if we admitted we don’t know and simply gave it our best effort to be universally good, by treating all things with love and respect while defending our self and forever seeking more truth.

OldGreg
OldGreg

The video is dripping with Illuminati symbology.

1prophetspeaks.com
1prophetspeaks.com

Sometimes people tremble in the presence of God but the devil has counterfeits of God The spirit on this video is NOT of God – it is demonic. Many churches have been infiltrated by counterfeit spirits and people can not tell the difference because they have no spiritual discernment.

Todd came from an Illuminati bloodline and became a Christian in the 70s and made this video. He says he controlled the record labels which have prayer ROOMS WHERE THEY PRAY DEMONS ONTO THE MASTERS AND ASSIGN DEMONS TO GO TO EVERY RECORD.
Bowie said “You will never convince me that Rock is not the devil’s music”
I THINK He said that on a video called Hells Bells made by a Christian which has quotes from many musicians about the spiritual source of their music. They all say they are chanelling spirits. Admitting they are possessed.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 3 – Tantra involves combining the male and female energies of the kundalini in the cup of the skull to create amrita, the nectar of immortality, a transformative secretion of the interaction between the pineal and pituitary glands. Some branches of tantra use ritual skull cups for magical purposes and this kind of cup is associated with Bhairava, the most terrifying and annihilating form of Shiva. I think the decorated skull in Black Star refers to this, and I have seen Bhairava referred to as the ‘Dark Star’ in tantric writings.

Gi
Gi

He was loved by God and God gets no pleasure in theoring anyone to hell. But I found his Black star video disturbing frighting occultic i wonder if all this secrecy about his funeral is because they are doing rituals what about hiw ife daughter and son i pray they come to knowledge of the truth . I see the respect their privacy but even the message to the fans is quite cold informal as Eltim John said no one really knew David Bowie. His wife stated David Bowie and David Jones are two very different people. Maybe the spirits that lived in him are passed on to his son or daughter who knows??

Roger
Roger

God is angry with the wicked everyday. Its in the bible. Was loved by what God? Bowie chose to follow the devil and not God.

liz
liz

I get what you are saying, but he went into this knowingly. I don’t sympathize with someone like that. he chose his demonic path. and even sicker, more than likely has his kids in this as well.

Uberlegend
Uberlegend

I knew it!! A few days before he passed, I was reading up on him on wikipedia. Initially, i was reading about Iman – and how she came to be. And then it moved onto David and as soon as i read about Ziggy star dust and the spiders from Mars i was like : YIP – industry pawn for sure!! He was the original alter ego persona long before Madonna or Lady Gaga or Beyonce.
He was truly deep in it – as is Iman. But hey, that’s the price you pay for being so “iconic”.
I really hope he accepted Jesus Christ as His personal Savior before he died.

Robert
Robert

Madonna passing out whilst singing rebel rebel is a huge tell. Kabbalah and the occult – boy Hollywood and LA must be an immense stronghold.

debra
debra

I thought the blind man was I am the great I am-the gnostic view of the old testament god being blind and thinking he is the only god of power. I really want to try to comprehend this video but it is fragmented to me-is it him he’s portraying and his life or impending doom or is he acting like all the gods of religions he has studies

Unicornberry
Unicornberry

There are so many layers of thoughts and explanations… It is a riddle that I would definitely like to solve, but I guess there are as many answers to this as there are stars in the sky…

daniel
daniel

To me, “Blackstar” is Bowie simply dropping the spores of his blasphemous occult beliefs into society, hoping to pass the spirit and tradition on to the next generation. Even the theme of the video seems to be all about the impartation / transference of the demonic energies (accrued through honoring the “knowledge” of the ancients’ practices / “mystery religions”) from leaders past to leaders present and / or future – depicted quite openly by the demonic energy being transfered / bestowed through an ancient bejeweled skull (the soul / knowledge) upon the new “chosen one” / cult leader, the rest of the initiates trembling in the presence of the energy. This theme again might be some inference as to his hopes that his work, and the video, will themselves be vehicles / talismans for the transference of the demonic energies into the next generation (the viewers) – which would infer that he (but probably other artists as well) is revealing the truth: he is involving (or seeking to involve) the viewer in the very ritual (just as one of Lady Gaga’s performances was revealed to have been modeled after or suggestive of some kind of occult sacrificial ritual) he is… Read more »

daniel
daniel

Correction
…infer that he is revealing the truth: he (but probably other artists as well)…

Addition
The energy is being transferred to one person in particular but the rest of those involved in the ritual are still under the influence of the energy – just as it is that though there was only one Crowley yet many others were affected through the one.

daniel
daniel

“…is simply dropping the spores of his…”
Clearly, he is openly declaring himself to be a preacher of the cult of the “Blackstar”. There are many, many levels to this idea strewn throughout the video, but I have better things to do than invest my resources into unraveling them all. The bottom line, for me, is that this stuff is worthless.

findelkind
findelkind

A good article,although it surprises me that there is no mention to the word Bluebird that is repeatedly heard on the song Lazarus.Bluebird used to be a code name for MK Ultra.Additionally,in some parts of the Blackstar video,we see the inner of a pyramid shaped place,where weird things are happening.Always these pyramids,it is getting boring actually.

Liam
Liam

In the “New Killer Star” video there are more clues about the bluebird. It appears at the end and the beginning. Note the nuclear reactor always in the background and the fact that the people are holograms smashing and burning their own hands while doing subservient labor and being distracted. Much to see here.

Palmer Eldritch
Palmer Eldritch

In the Lazarus video, what do you think the girl under Bowie’s bed is supposed to represent? Is she one of the women in the video before? She does look like she would want to harm him. Maybe she wants to take the skull back, assuming one of the Bowie characters stole it from them.

And in Blackstar I wonder if the he “trickster” character and the prophet character aren’t actually the same person, once how they present in public, and once in private, like a false prophet who shows his true colours when no one is around.

PS: I love your interpretations of music videos!

pammief
pammief

Thanks for the intelligent, thought-provoking analysis of Bowie’s work, as always V.C.. I understand that there may be more than one side to Crowleyism, not just evil . Some researchers of rock history have suggested this. And it would be nice if those who haven’t yet graduated Sunday school yet would read something, anything before leaving their simple-minded comments. For example, a history book , on your Roman created religion. There is more to spirituality than black and white –good and evil. try to remember Bowie as a thinking man and an artist using symbolism.

A123
A123

Well written article. One of the best here. Anyone else think some of the images/characters were like the wizard of oz? The clothing worn by the female actress reminded me of the Kansas clothing she wore. The scarecrows, crucified. Dorothy+ corwardly lion (girl with tail). The dead austronaut (mtv award , man on the moon)? Snarky faces David makes when holding the black star bible, poking fun at religion itself? Eyes wide shut transe dance movements? Orman sounds like Iman. Perhaps Iman was his bright shining light, in the center of it all? Many one eyed shots. One of his eyes has kohl liner, the other none. A nod to the all seeing eye? The article ties up any mysteries. Well done, great turn around time.

findelkind
findelkind

Spot on !Thanks also for filling a void in my own interpretation about the video.I could not get the meaning of the girl’s tail,now it seems to clear up things.Thanks again.

ALZ
ALZ

WOW, 1) I appreciate the conviction of some of you to decide to just do away with Bowie’s music that you might have in your collection, but 2) i too ….MAN! i too enjoyed his creativity. He was my FAVORITE(aside from the hits). And i always tried to kid myself that all was good with him now …now that he married a woman (again) …& how he said it was tough at first between him & Iman coz they had to figure out how the wedding would be with her coming from one religion and he from another (he may have even said Christian???)… But c’mon, that’z all it is is >>kidding ourselves if we don’t want to realize that something’s not right. Look at who he did duets with?!! Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, Lennon(Google “devil horns yellow sub” if ur wundrin why i included John here)… You know a person by the company they keep. But i give God the glory for bringing me to YouTube to watch Blackstar. I went to YT to watch something else (can’t rmbr what) but one of the suggested vids was Blackstar ~ i’m sure it was there coz i watched a few… Read more »

ALZ
ALZ

…”Something In The Air”….

ALZ
ALZ

…”Can You Hear Me”, “Right”….

sbun
sbun

who was the woman that emerged from the wardrobe at the beginning and hid under his bed?? at one point i thought it was death coming for him, reaching for him? but it’s at that point that the camera flips over and he is now (presumably) on the ceiling facing down (no longer at risk from her). then she appears again under the table as he’s writing. at one point it looks as though her hand motions create his hand motions. like she is the source of his writing. like automatic writing – which we know is demon-controlled. so is she a demon? is she his muse? is she, in fact, death (reaching out for him from under the bed) who then becomes his muse? (in the writing of these songs, this album?) at the beginning SHE comes out of the wardrobe, but at the end HE’s the one that goes in. is she heralding him (pushing him?) to go where she came from? is he now her, or is he just going to where she came from? perhaps she is, in fact, a spirit. perhaps entering the wardrobe is, in fact, death. the place where body becomes spirit. so… Read more »

James
James

If you Google the Tumblr feed “The Villa of Orman” it leads to answers to more mystery about the images in the videos. The blog feed came out 3 days before the Blackstar video in November. The images are the same from the video therefore many believe Bowie posted this photo feed himself as clues for fans. Unfortunately, they are very dark clues. The closet is there with the girl half out of it. The closet pic was added to the feed right before the Lazarus video came out further solidifying the belief that this was Bowies Tumblr feed. The image matched the video that had yet to come out. Many of the images there are quite disturbing and lead me to believe that Bowie was immersed in darker things than fans realized. Pity he could have left the world with a positive message instead of such self obsessed darkness.

BittersweetSymphony
BittersweetSymphony

If you want to delve deep into the influences which inspired David Bowie’s career, I highly recommend reading “The Laughing Gnostic- David Bowie and the Occult” by Peter R. Koenig. (www.parareligion.ch/bowie.htm) This gives many quotes from Bowie, and gives fascinating details about his life and interests.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

I don’t think those are scarecrows, I think they represent a human sacrifice.

fireonfox
fireonfox

This is like something from The Witchfinder General ,
It’s all a show people .

Gold Star
Gold Star

My own take on Dark Star is that it predicts the deification of Bowie after his death and the on-earth rituals that have actually taken place since his ‘passing’. It is a hideously twisted video and I wish I hadn’t seen it ( it corrupts the viewer and that is what it was designed to do on a mass black mass scale). The make shift shrines which have sprung up and thousands weeping is beyond comprehension. These are the same fans who savaged him for Tin Machine, but that’s all forgiven now he’s ‘dead’. The masses feel a connection to the empty music they were manipulated into liking as a youth and that is enough to propel him to an idol to worship. Some are even demanding he be brought back to life. This is the crazy world we live in.

Jerry
Jerry

Quite an excellant article!

Charles Russ
Charles Russ

V C -grand slam article. David Bowie , Beatles , Led Zeppelin , Rolllng stones & many
Others. Have had a Robert Johnson ” crossroads” moment . It’s disturbing to see
People sell their souls to satan for temporary fame & money.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 9 – Sorry, I had to break up the above long comment due to ridiculously small word count limits. System told me I was posting comments too quickly, too. Vig, I truly hate this new comments system, it’s the worst I’ve ever seen.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 5 – There is a qliphotic edge to Ziggy, too – the Infinites are cosmic travellers who use black holes to move between universes, and have to tear Ziggy apart like a Dionysian grain god sacrifice because they need the matter and energy of his body to manifest. This sounds exactly like what conspiracy theories say about reptilian aliens and their need for blood to manifest in this dimension. The black hole angle sounds like the door to the qliphoth that is called Da’ath, the gateway to the Abyss found just below the highest three sephirot on the tree, and the wardrobe in Lazarus seems like another reference to that otherworldly gate. I think maybe his project called Outside is about the same thing.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 4 – There is also a book called Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent about meditating on this aspect of Shiva to awaken light within oneself toward Samadhi, union with the divine. There are clear references to 2001 in the Black Star video, a film about an astronaut who ascends to heaven and is reborn as the Starchild. This also carries definite echoes of the Starman in Ziggy Stardust.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 1 – Station to Station is especially interesting in light of the kabbalistic imagery. Bowie is wearing black and white clothing, which are the colors of the qliphoth, the dark side of the tree of life. Also the stripes on that suit are of a pattern from heraldry called bend sinister, meaning they come downward from the left. Often a ceremonial sash like the kind worn by royals or military is affixed from the left shoulder down to the waist on the right.

Dave
Dave

the line in Blackstar “in the villa of Ormen” – Ormen is a scandinavian word for “serpent”!
On the day he died, it was interesting satanist “musician” , Marc Almond was called in as a pundit to talk about Bowies life on National UK radio and TV.

TKP
TKP

Marc Almond is not a satanist…. most people into the occult do not believe in Satan. Please educate yourself.

Dave
Dave

Almond not a satanist? With respect, please educate yourself: “Jeff said that Boyd was in town doing some work, and was I interested in meeting him and being initiated into Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan? Boyd himself was an ordained minister in the church. (I knew that Anton was a fan of mine and, though I’d never met him, I had an open invitation to call him when in San Francisco.) Not being one to turn down a theatrical moment and a chance to be relegated to the bad book, I immediately said yes. The initiation was to take place in a small grotto in a wood at the home of Rose, the singer with the group Strawberry Switchblade, very near the place where the Hellfire Club used to meet in the last century. “On the day, I hired a long black limousine for the occasion and went to the appointed place at the prearranged time. Boyd, Jeff, Peter and Rose were waiting for me – Boyd wearing his dog collar, his black beard and piercing eyes suitably Satanic. The others took a short walk into the woods while Boyd said the secret words to me in private. I was… Read more »

Dixie
Dixie

Let’s not forget that when Bowie was 15, his friend George Underwood, wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. If he started getting into esoteric crap at 16, perhaps that slap did something metaphysical to him as well? Just a thought.

Deirdre
Deirdre

Very interesting…as the eye is the lamp of the body/soul…

Patriotgirl 2010
Patriotgirl 2010

Not sure he is dead. Some may think he actually is alive, but is playing a new part. Going into the closet may just be him exiting from the Entertainment stage of the Illuminati. He was way to peppy in that video to be “dying”. Just my opinion.

Alisa
Alisa

yes totally agree!

aeris-eithne
aeris-eithne

The video was shot over a year ago. People with cancer can diminish slowly or overnight.

stevieb
stevieb

Ironically a life of arrogance and greed for spiritual ‘knowlege’and power….I shudder to think what has become of, or where Bowie’s soul is now. All of this occult desire…did he ever consider God?

Abc
Abc

Great article!

Robert
Robert

Psalm 90:10 says; The days of our life are seventy years—
Or even, if because of strength, eighty years;
Yet their pride [in additional years] is only labor and sorrow,
For it is soon gone and we fly away.
This would be the minimum age a man/woman could expect to live. Bowie & Rickman did not get their allotted years. Sixty Nine is also occultic for illicit physical & sexual union.
Also, Symbolism
Represent the perfection reached by those which liquidated their Karma, as a reward of the tests passed.

Uberlegend
Uberlegend

Thanks for sharing! I also found it very strange that thy both died at 69. There has to be MAJOR symbolism here!!!

Ryan
Ryan

Rickman also mentioned Golden Dawn in the movie Die Hard.

Audrey
Audrey

They both died from cancer and someone stated above that the horoscope symbol for cancer is 69! Food for thought.

Gi
Gi

God like production quote : Holy Cow! Did David Bowie know he was a fallen angel? Why did he make that statement in his song, Blackstar?

Look what the Bible says about Wandering stars….

Jde 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

And he called himself a Blackstar. Do wandering stars (fallen angels) become blackness, hence, “Blackstar?”

jenny
jenny

I’m just relieved he limited this godlike ambition to artistic excentrism.

Cookie Jones
Cookie Jones

Can’t say that this article dissapoints. Thank you

Will
Will

“On the other, three crucified scarecrows (who appear to be animated by an unholy force), move their hips in a suggestive manner.”

The scarecrow is moving its hips in a “suggestive manner” because its supposed to be Elvis Presley, another dead music icon. Look at what it’s wearing. Thats the exact outfit from the Jailhouse Rock video.

debra
debra

this explains lazarus I think. when he came to ny looking for “your ass”. he was exercised by a white witch. she looks a lot like that lady in the video too. Wallis Elmlark was the “white witch” who exorcized David Bowie during one of his cocaine-fueled, paranoid periods — the “Thin White Duke” phase, during which he recorded Station to Station. Elmlark was a habitué and teacher of the New York School of Occult Arts and Sciences on Fourteenth Street in New York. She was friends with Jimi Hendrix, Mark Bolan and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, with whom she recorded a never-released album called The Cosmic Children. Sid Smith, a King Crimson biographer wrote: In June 1972, Fripp finished recording an album with a Wiccan journalist, called Walli Elmlark. The album was called The Cosmic Children. Side one consists of Fripp and Elmlark in conversation where she outlines her experiences and commitment to Wicca. On side two, she talks to DJ Jeff Dexter about cosmic children—spirits from other places who take physical forms such as Hendrix, Bolan, Bowie and Mike Gibbons, drummer with Badfinger. Talking to NME’s Simon Stable, Fripp stated: “The function of the album is to reach… Read more »

Altair
Altair

Bowie moved to the U.S. in 1974, initially to New York and then to Los Angeles before departing with relief to Switzerland in 1976 – and later to Berlin to cleanse his serious drug habit. It is quite possible he tried this ‘exorcism’ in LA.

Altair
Altair

One thing strikes me – there is enormous concern for this musician. Was he a Christian or not? Did he believe, was he Saved in the end? As has been pointed out, only his family and closest friends would know.
Is there another musician or celebrity for whom there was such concern when they died? If not, what is special about David Bowie? Is it because his work shows he struggled to believe all his life? Is it because he articulated honestly the dilemma so many of us seeking truth endure?
Lord, I kneel and offer you
my word on a wing
And I’m trying hard to fit
among your scheme of things
Sweet name, you’re born once again for me

Sharon
Sharon

Altair I have been trying, since DB died, to find some evidence that he underwent a conversion to Christianity, but have so far failed, unless it happened on his deathbed. What I have found, is an interest in Buddhism and the occult. His final work, the Blackstar album and video, was surely strongly indicative of where his beliefs/thoughts/feelings lay towards the end, and it isn’t very encouraging.

Altair
Altair

His final album, perhaps, but not his last work – thinking he had more time he left behind five demos we’re told, which may see the light of day. The Blackstar album was conceived early in 2015 so may not actually be his final statement.

Altair
Altair

The Bluebird is seen in many cultures as a symbol of happiness, possibly freedom too – see Wikipedia. It was codename for MK Ultra for one year. Now, in the context of Lazarus the song, which do you really think is Bowie’s most likely reason for the image?

debra
debra

I also noticed the bluebird thing being mk and maybe he is saying he is finally released?

Lisa
Lisa

I think Bowie would be impressed

Julian
Julian

Where did all these religious fanatics come from in the comment section? It’s scary.
Great article btw.

fonestar
fonestar

I remember David Bowie (and Annie Lennox) scaring me when I was a kid. They just didn’t seem “right”.

MeMe
MeMe

This somewhat echoes the article “The Laughing Gnostic: David Bowie and the Occult.” (Google it.) There is, within the week since Bowie’s death, a great deal of conspiracy-theorizing and symbol-decoding discussion about him, this album, and his interest in the occult. Some people think that he faked his death, or that its date was precisely planned in a Luciferian pact, or . . . I don’t know what to make of it. A friend of mine, who died in his mid-50s from a “battle with cancer” shorter than 18 months looked skeletal and frail. In his final photos and in the videos, Bowie appears robust and not physically depleted, though his movements and expressions are those of an elderly man addled by aging. I’ve heard of people suddenly dying of cancer after a long remission, or weeks after having been diagnosed, but usually it’s a case of “goin’ down slow,” of wasting away, and having too little energy to walk. The last time I’d seen my aforementioned friend alive, a couple weeks before his death, he was asking me to pick him up off the floor. He certainly wasn’t making a smiling appearance at the opening of his new musical… Read more »

fireonfox
fireonfox

Thats what I think ? The joke on us /Now buy my Albums I need even more money ?

David Bowie
David Bowie

Join the He did seem fitter than ever before. His upper body had more weight and thickness to it than anytime I’d seen him previously. You would think that with Liver cancer he would have deteriorated quite a lot more. I’m thinking he’s whisked himself away to a secret island where the illuminati hang out and get extra gay.

Jellified skunk
Jellified skunk

Hands down one of yourmost objective and well-written articles.

William L De Sousa
William L De Sousa

Beautiful. Bowie is a true and complete artist.

Wandering
Wandering

The devil comes to kill steal and destroy. That said if u have a problem with Christ or Christians then then take it up with Jesus. Talk to him about it. People blame Christans when we are sinners like everyone else. Only difference we are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. God is all knowing but we still have free will. How you ask? God knows every thing that you could say or do before u do it this is not limited to one out come. If you had a choice between a cough or sneeze God knew you had 2 possible choices, but you still got to choose the one you wanted. Hope I cleared that up for the devils advocate. The more dislikes I see the more I know the non believers heart strings were tugged. One more thing there are fakes in every group, even in the Christian Churches people who will do the work of the devil. Read La Casas landing and what the fake Christians did when they went to spread Christianity.

Kimbo
Kimbo

I read this article and then even researched it. I watched The Blackstar video as I referenced it to this article. It is an educational directory through the video. I had always believed that Bowie was super/human. I do not understand all the religious KJV Bible reference’s as it appears the commentators have not read nor understood the article.

zidders
zidders

Cue all the religious asshats.

Deborah
Deborah

Well bless your heart.

nwNO!
nwNO!

I couldn’t help but notice that the three crucified “straw men” also are blinded with button eyes. The one on the left appears to be a Jew. Are these three meant to represent the major three religions of the world: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Quite bold of the artistic I must say. I don’t know about anyone else by I had a definite sense of discomfort while watching this video. Very card and unsettling.

München11
München11

Also felt very unsettled and uneasy watching the video. I couldn’t keep my eyes on it, I kept looking away.

OldGreg
OldGreg

In the video he turns and follows the black star = Saturn = Satan to become “illuminated” as the preacher character. He dances before the all seeing eye in the attic shots giving you glimpses of the illuminated eye.

“We were born upside-down (I’m a star’s star)
Born the wrong way ‘round (I’m not a white star)”

What is these two lines? Is this related to the sinful nature of man? We are born not what God wanted us to be, but sinful because of the fall of man?

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour

Comment Part 7 – There are other strange goings on in Bowie’s oeuvre – in The Man Who Sold the World, he passes himself on the stairs, an as above so below reference, and I think also one to the kabbalistic tree with its two sides like an Escher staircase. There may be an even more esoteric meaning below that – Adam Kadmon is the universal man, and one meaning of the tree of life is as the representation of his body. Fallen Adam would be the Man Who Sold the World by partaking of the fruit of the qliphotic tree.

presbytopia
presbytopia

this guy was literally a walking one eye symbol!

Nowoolovermyeyes
Nowoolovermyeyes

I watched jimmy fallon on last thursday before bowie died. He showed the scene of bowie writing theatrically. He noticed bowie was writing the way jimmy does with his thank you note segment on fridays. Then bowie held up a note book with a drawing he just did of a man drowning and it said HELP ME Jimmy! After reading this i thought maybe the real bowie was asking for help from all that has gone on in the decades of his music and he is realizing where he is going when he dies is not an enlightened place.

anna
anna

‘his brobdingnagian success is not without some kind of otherworldly assistance’ – think this explains many of the “giant strides” different celebrities – voiceless, pathetic … without occultism they simply nothing, nix…

Shawn
Shawn

Contrast the title – Blackstar – with Daniel 12:3: “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

Those people who have the light of Jesus Christ shine – as “bright stars” – while those who reject Christ remain as “dark stars”….blackstars.

Nothing special about being a black star at all. As “great” as Bowie was, his lamp will be put out in obscure darkness.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

Wrong. It was the Black Moon of Lilith, the Death Demon Goddess of the Black Moon. Most people know this “Moon Phase” as the New Moon. The New Moon is really a “Death, Dark, Black” Moon. The Black Moon of Death is ALSO called the Black STAR. This is why they placed a Black Moon Star, the Black Pentagram, under the Torch of Diana (Princess Di, Diana). The one who bares the torch. Diana Lucifera. The Black STAR of David Bowie is the Black Moon Star of Death. Go ahead, and look up the Moon Phase for Bowie’s death., January 10th, 2016. David Bowie Died on the Night of the Black Moon of Death. The Black Star, the Black Pentagram, the Slayer of Death. David Bowie Died of Cancer… at age 69 years old. 69 is the Sign of the House of Cancer. Which is the complete polar opposite side of the Zodiac Wheel in relation to January. The Zoo, or the Animal Wheel, that is cut in TWO, the Dia

Glossolalien
Glossolalien

Nice analysis, but Shawn was simply contrasting those who bear the light of Christ with those who do not.

Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)
Black Moon of Death (BlackSTAR)

I understand, but Shawn is still wrong.

liz
liz

great link to the two.

Truth Troubadour
Truth Troubadour

Interesting interpretation of Bowie’s “Occult Universe”. But I was expecting some review of his fascination with fascism and the National Front, at least for a period, which hurt his public image. It is said to have been a factor in provoking the start of Rock Against Racism along with Eric Clapton’s derisive remarks aimed at the very people that gave him the gift of the blues. Maybe it was all mental dysfunction due to the drugs and alcohol. Did the Nazi fascination with the occult play any part in Bowie’s fascination with the occult? Or was it all just a strategic publicity stunt?

zulu-X-treme
zulu-X-treme

A great read, thank you

hope
hope

the quoted song Quicksand is written in the voice of Hitler as he sits in his bunker contemplating suicide. … “and I ain’t got the power anymore… don’t believe in yourself, don’t deceive with belief, knowledge comes with death’s release…ahhhhh…”

Rick Williams
Rick Williams

Bowie was not a God
Just a mortal genius with the heart of an angel

anneb
anneb

I notice the jeweled skull is also in a concert video during his Thin White Duke period. In a Youtube video of a concert, he carries the skull a few times and repositions it on stage. I wonder what that meant to him?

Altair
Altair

Can you let me know which song or concert this is please, thanks…

fireonfox
fireonfox

There also being rumours of him not dying of cancer, But having AIDS ?

Blackstar is one weird Video thats not up lifting at all for one that would like to go the way of a buddhist ,
No light in it ? or am I missing the point ?
records are selling well .

BluBoy
BluBoy

Great article VC and thanks for all the comments guys. 🙂

debra
debra

looking at it again I think the candle burning supposed to be his soul. that he was there a long long long time bc according to ancient teachings after death the soul goes through many stages and the skull was when finally reached divinity.
I think the various characters he portrays are different versions of go we worship and the end is a warning to us about worshiping false gods religions using black and Crowley like he once did the affect it can have on the spirit.

debra
debra

does anyone think he was some type of occult sacrifice that he knew would happen? “on the day of execution?”
or was he just brilliant artist that dabbled with too much drugs and occult in his youth and its all distorted

Altair
Altair

“Like, how did Bowie write a song about the moon launch before it even happened? Perfectly catching that zeitgeist.”

Can’t let you get away with that and feed people’s prejudices: please study the lyrics to Space Oddity, released September 1969. There is no reference to a Moon landing in the song. The character Major Tom (nearly wrote Tim!) is in orbit AROUND the Moon. This was as far as they got with the missions immediately preceding Apollo 11’s “giant leap”.

Apollo 8 (1968) and Apollo 10 (May 1969) missions both orbited the Moon, so Bowie was not predicting anything in 1969, only reflecting on what it may feel like to be in orbit looking back at Earth and towards the Moon.

Also the so called examples of fakery have bee rationally rebuffed – please check out the arguments and clear your heads!