The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas’ “Meet Me Halfway”

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The Black Eyed Peas’ “Meet Me Halfway” is a catchy song with deceptively simple lyrics. A viewing of the video, however, reveals the song’s true meaning: a quest for spiritual enlightenment, based on esoteric teachings. This article looks at the occult symbolism of the song and the video and explains its spiritual meaning.

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The path to illumination

I’ve known of The Black Eyed Peas since they were an underground rap group struggling for recognition. Apparently tired of anonymity, the group recruited Fergie, a sultry R&B singer, and set their focus on the pop market. Their desire to appeal to the lowest common denominator produced pop gems such as the ode to idiocy Let’s Get Retarded (which later had to be changed to Let’s Get it Started due to complaints) and eventually launched them to super-stardom. My lack of tolerance for corniness caused me avoid the group for years, but some readers sent me the group’s latest video, “Meet Me Halfway”. I was stunned by the incredible depth of the video. Its symbolism reaches deep into Mystery religions of antiquity and reveals tenets of esoteric schools such as the Kaballah. Pretty unexpected from the group also known for singing “My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps“. Here’s the video:

After viewing the video, it is fairly obvious that the director did not want to convey a simple love song.  It is about the union of the physical and the astral planes, of the male and female principles and between humanity and divinity. It is about the yearning of a being of the mundane world to seek a higher truth. The video is drenched with occult symbolism used in esoteric schools such as the Kaballah, Freemasonry, Theosophy, Gnostic Christianity and more.

Fergie, the Human Soul

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The video starts with Fergie lying down in a lush, green jungle. She is on the physical plane, on planet earth which is abundant with terrestrial life and life-giving humidity. She is the archetypal Eve in the Garden of Eden. Despite all the beauty surrounding her, Fergie is looking to the sky and yearning for “something more”, which is currently unattainable to her. She feels that there is something missing.

I can’t go any further than this
I want you so badly, it’s my biggest wish

Fergie is singing to her divine nature, to her higher self which seems infinitely far from her, yet it can still hear her. She went as far as humanly possible in her spiritual quest and she is asking her spiritual self to make a move towards her. She is heard.

Apl.de.ap, the Divine Soul

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Rapper apl.de.ap (yes, that’s his name) plays the role of Fergie’s higher consciousness, the missing piece needed to obtain spiritual enlightenment. He is dressed in garments reminiscent of eastern sages or mystics and is meditating. The fact that he is levitating, surrounded by an aura, rotating and multiplying himself further conveys this sense of ethereal, non-human presence. He is not a physical human, but Fergie’s spiritual counterpart. Apl.de.ap’s lyrics communicate that as much as Fergie wants to connect with her higher-self, the higher-self longs to reunite with Fergie as well. They were forming a single unit before she “fell” into material existence and they want to “become one” again.

Cool,
I spent my time just thinkin thinkin thinkin bout you
Every single day yes, I’m really missin missin you
And all those things we use to use to use to do
Hey girl, what’s up, it used to used to be just me and you
I spent my time just thinkin thinkin thinkin bout you
Every single day, yes I’m really missin missin you
And all those things we use to use to use to do
Hey girl what’s up, yo what’s up, what’s up, what’s up

Apl.de.ap’s character completes Fergie in every way. She is physical, he is spiritual; she is lives in terrestrial life, he is lives in nothingness; she is female, he is male. In alchemical terms, she is the Mercury and he is the Sulfur. This concept of “two souls” is all-important Kabbalistic teachings.

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Apl.de.ap uses a Torah Pointer to consult his map. In this esoteric context it is used for Kabbalistic studies. Does the Kabbalah provide the road map to enlightenment?
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Torah Pointer

Here’s an explanation of Kabbalistic philosophy using the Zohar’s (the most important work of Kabbalah) interpretation of the Genesis:

“The Zohar holds the concept of two Adams: the first a divine being who, stepping forth from the highest original darkness, created the second, or earthly, Adam in His own image.The higher, or celestial, man was the Causal sphere With its divine potencies and potentialities considered as a gigantic personality; its members, according to the Gnostics, being the basic elements of existence. This Adam may have been symbolized as facing both ways to signify that with one face it looked upon the proximate Cause of itself and with the other face looked upon the vast sea of Cosmos into which it was to be immersed. Philosophically, Adam may be regarded as representative of the full spiritual nature of man – androgynous and nor subject to decay. Of this fuller nature the mortal man has little comprehension. Just as spirit contains matter within itself and is both the source and ultimate of the state denominated matter, so Eve represents the lower, or mortal, portion that is taken out of, or has temporal existence in the greater and fuller spiritual creation.”
-Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings Of All Ages

Will.I.Am, the Vehicle

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Exploring the universe on the back of his elephant, Will.I.Am is the liaison between the spiritual and the terrestrial world. He could be called a “cosmic travel agent”. He is seeking the gateway that would allow Fergie and Apl.de.ap to unite again. This sense of travel is well reflected in his lyrics:

Girl, I travel round the world and even sail the seven seas
Across the universe I go to other galaxies
Just tell me where you want, just tell me where you wanna to meet
I navigate myself myself to take me where you be
Cause girl I want, I, I, I want you right now
I travel uptown (town) I travel downtown
I wanna to have you around (round) like every single day
I love you alway .. way

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Notice on the elephant the symbol of a double-headed eagle, which is very similar to the symbol of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
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Is Freemasonry the “gateway” to Kabbalistic enlightenment?

The Pine Cone Staff

Apl.de.ap gets up and starts his search for Fergie, his lost counterpart. He is the active principle searching, while Fergie is the passive principle, laying down on earth and waiting. Together they will become complete. In his walk through the cosmic desert, we can see that he is holding a very symbolic staff:

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Pine cone staff

Pine cones have always been occultly associated with spiritual enlightenment. Whether we look at ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks or Christians, the pine cone has represented the mysterious link between the physical and the spiritual worlds, which can be found in the human brain. The pineal gland, also known as the third eye, is represented by the pine cone in occult symbolism. It is taught by Mystery schools to open the doors to spiritual perception once the seven Chakras are properly activated.

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Pine Cone Staff of Osiris surrounded by the two serpents of the Kundalini. The staff represents the spine and the pine cone represents the pineal gland.
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Giant pine cone at the Vatican

Manly P. Hall explains the importance of the pine cone in Freemasonry and ancient civilizations:

“Sufficient similarity exists between the Masonic CHiram and the Kundalini of Hindu mysticism to warrant the assumption that CHiram may be considered a symbol also of the Spirit Fire moving through the sixth ventricle of the spinal column. The exact science of human regeneration is the Lost Key of Masonry, for when the Spirit Fire is lifted up through the thirty-three degrees, or segments of the spinal column, and enters into the domed chamber of the human skull, it finally passes into the pituitary body (Isis), where it invokes Ra (the pineal gland) and demands the Sacred Name. Operative Masonry, in the fullest meaning of that term, signifies the process by which the Eye of Horus is opened. E. A. Wallis Budge has noted that in some of the papyri illustrating the entrance of the souls of the dead into the judgment hall of Osiris the deceased person has a pine cone attached to the crown of his head. The Greek mystics also carried a symbolic staff, the upper end being in the form of a pine cone, which was called the thyrsus of Bacchus. In the human brain there is a tiny gland called the pineal body, which is the sacred eye of the ancients, and corresponds to the third eye of the Cyclops. Little is known concerning the function of the pineal body, which Descartes suggested (more wisely than he knew) might be the abode of the spirit of man. As its name signifies, the pineal gland is the sacred pine cone in man – the eye single, which cannot be opened until CHiram (the Spirit Fire) is raised through the sacred seals which are called the Seven Churches in Asia.”
-Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages

 

The Enlightenment

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Taboo literally “sees the light”

Taboo stares in awe at the sun, the metaphorical representation of divinity. The process of enlightenment has started. He is the bridge “to the other side”.

Let’s walk the bridge, to the other side
Just you and I (just you and I)
I will fly, I’ll fly the skies, for you and I (for you and I)
I will try, until I die, for you and I, for you and I, for for you and I,
For for you and I, for for you and I, for you and I

The Opening of the Gateways

After searching, Will.I.Am opens the portal which will allow Fergie and Apl.de.ap, the two souls, to finally unite. All that is left to do is simply to walk through.

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The higher-self enters a pyramid-shaped gateway, representing the spiritual world and the triune nature of divinity
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The lower-self enters a cube-shaped gateway, representing the material plane and planet Earth

Shooting stars soar across the sky, representing the completion of the alchemical wedding.

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In Conclusion

The video to the Black Eyed Peas’ Meet Me Halfway features many symbolic elements of esoteric spirituality. Many schools of thought have been mentioned here, such as the Kaballah, Buddhism, Alchemy and Freemasonry. This might be confusing for readers who are not acquainted with those concepts but you only need to keep one thing in mind: all of these schools teach different paths leading the same goal, which is spiritual enlightenment. It is the “Inner-Christ” of the Gnostic Christians, the “Great Work” of Alchemy and the “Lost Key” of Freemasonry.

In the context of this website, where many videos analyzed present sinister messages, many people will want to ask me: Is this video good or bad? My answer is: It is what you want it to be … and what you want it to be will probably be a result of your religious background and your personal beliefs. The message of this video is pure occultism, as in “the representation of spiritual truths through symbolism”, and it represents the beliefs of the true “Illuminatus”, those who genuinely seek spiritual enlightenment. The satanic, mind-control symbols seen in previous articles are corrupted, negatively charged, occult byproducts. The same way male and female principles, positive and negative energies and light and darkness exist, so exists “good” and “evil” occultism, often typified by white and black magic. The good will inspire people to reach to the sky and ask a higher truth to “meet them halfway”, while the evil will leave them confused and tormented, obsessed by materiality and screaming to nobody in particular “Let’s get retarded”.

 

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Anyone else notice ap is the flipped reverse of de? ap is de upside down! ap.de.ap… is a pyramid. The points on each p is the bottom on both sides, , the point on the d is the top.

I also would like to leave another perspective on this video. It is far from the occult symbols and possible elitist nature of artists and people at the "top" who control the world's economy. To me this video represents on one level the different types of beings being called to remember that they are all connected through out the cosmos. Fergie, very well could represent a being of the higher angelic realm, the others could also symbolize their own dimensions and realities as different beings. The interesting thing is at the very end they all turn into falling stars and come down to earth. Could this be a way to get the message across that earth is a convergence point of many older souls and younger souls reuniting as ONE? There are many people discovering that as infinite energy, they have experienced life incarnated from somewhere else in the cosmos… Read more »
I am a big fan of the BEP and was actually taken aback when I saw this video. They have not really made one like this before and right off the bat I could see eastern symbolisms and such. I believe, however, that the actual music and lyrics didn't really match the video but somehow it was used as an excuse to do it. It's just blatantly obvious and don't be FOOLED by free masonry!!! Once you get to the highest levels you begin to realize it's no joke, and that you are in fact worshiping Lucifer. I am not shocked however how the music and movie industry has become more and more obvious yet still the world is blinded to what it is seeing. It's just the simple truth and as much as I hate to say, it's not going to get better It's only going to get worse.… Read more »

When I first heard this song, I thought: " Wow, very nice and catchy song". But when I saw the video, my first impression was the similarity with the movie "Contact" starring Jodie Foster. I also got a bit depressed. Fortunately I found comfort in The Word of God and His promises. And for that I don't need that so called journey from the BEP or other higher-conscience seekers.

Wow, I never realised the video had so much imagery going on. Thanks for this article.

i praise the Lord for there such a website like this that are exposing these kind of occult stuff..

I dont know anythin about occult but i am happy that its giving me some ideas, now i am more careful & i am so blessed..

I pray that these may reach millions of people, so they will be aware that it is now indeed the last days..

Lets all join our hands in prayer that these artists will know that what they are doing is not right, i think they do not know trhat they are doing these things..

They have a director & its the director that is making them do these things..

God bless us & keep us always, IN JESUS NAME..

HALLELUJAH!!!

The good will inspire people to reach to the sky and ask a higher truth to “meet them halfway”, while the evil will leave them confused and tormented, obsessed by materiality and screaming to nobody in particular “Let’s get retarded”.

Who will join them in gettiong retarded? these guys(black eyed peas) are the least talented in the industry. You can corroborate that from thier lyrics, very plain and least poetic, basically, no ingenuity. May be they sacrificed that for thier retarded state. VC keep doing this great job. Its unimaginable how a fool, i've been. LORD HAVE MERCY…

This song is disturbing to , that’s why I looked up, because I wondered anyone else had a similar reaction. It actually makes me feel physically ill, nauseated.

this hurts my head.. lol i am confused by many of this. but im learning. this sounds so messed up and the symbols are so obvious..

horrific

wow!!! extroardinary and interesting! I just came here from watching the video. I googled "black eyed peas meet me halfway music video explained" because I could just sort of sense that there was something more behind it. very cool article!

Are you really sure we have nothing to worry about the message or truth that this production delivered? I'm sincerely asking, since 'Rock That Body' reached to the public in a very sinister manner afterwards. Remember the best way to give something shape is by contrast.

You've really opened my eyes, to allot of things, VC. Thank-you! 🙂

The multiple faces represent the levels of Avatar between the physical and the highest avatar…

pleace i want to be a member how can i get your forms of regstration.

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I don't think they have 'studied' or are that smart to do it in purpose to do that kind of symbolisms…

It's so f*****g true 🙂 there is a video that explains the meaning of the song

Ok so I am still confused is this bad or good, or bland?

Wow…so..The Lord works in mysterious (no pun intended) ways. I had just watched this video and read this article today and then I just got back from seeing the movie Charlie St. Clare. By the way…it wasn't because Zac Effron was in it. I despise him. Anyway…WOW! The message in that movie is the exact SAME as in this video. Thank you vigilant. Had it not been for this article I would have been just as blind as everyone else to the true meaning of the movie. I sincerly urge everyone to see it just so that you can see what's being force fed to us everyday.

Vigilant Citizen, research the deeper meaning of thyrsus of Bacchus. This reference is a very interesting one having more to do with entheogenic rituals than a name that was given to that particular gland in the 17th century, the reference to the pine is very deep in meaning and will reveal an aspect of christianity that most people well feel compelled to reject, do not forget that these concepts date back to the very beginnings of civilization.

I hope you read this.

the motive of the heart matters most regarding things like this but still,ignorance is not an excuse.

I don't know whether to thank you, or laugh at you for this one. The more I watch this video, the more I fall in love with it. As someone else commented, just because there are occult images in the video, doesn't nessessarily make it sinister or bad. The video to me is very beautiful and leaves me with a positive feeling. The fact that there is such a strong spiritual aspect to this makes it even better for me. I have believed for years that there is more than one Illuminati, and one brach is out for human enslavement, and the other is out for enlightenment and to wake up humans to the truth. The probem is that it is hard to tell the differece between the two because they use the same symbolism. Read Robert Anton Wilson's Illumantius Trilogy, he has a very interesting take on all this,… Read more »

Nice article, i guess it really depends on how you view it through your beliefs since recently a Christian band Haste The Day, made a cover to the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYJRPAGAMA&fe

Something I notice at the opening of the video is that the camera moves to the dog star before going down to earth…. keep up the good work.

You nailed it with this one.

you really are the bomb….these articles are amazing….thanks for the lesson,this is awsome

There is definately Good and bad artists out there…Could you write up about any good artists leaving good messages behind their music…i think the Band called MUSE is a perfect example of GOOD….especially the track called UPRISING…..Great lyrics

arr :/ got a bit confusing but its okay

Ok, I must be the biggest idiot to walk this earth because my first interpretation of this video was life as it is through all stages. For me it was history meets the present meets the future. I didn't see anything sinister about the video at all. So I Googled it, fearing I might be missing something, and as I read through all these comments, it saddens to me see how far we will reach for "evil". We think we are a step closer, or a cut above, or more knowledgeable of the esoterica and we actually come across as more ignorant (and self-righteous) than the masses we think we are so different from. We sound like mere educated fools. After reading the majority of these comments and breakdown from VC, coupled with MY OWN interpretation/first impression, I can reduce that this video is open to many interpretations and I… Read more »

Lisa,

Please read the following:

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Letters of Paul, General Epistles, and Book of Revelation

Thank you

You know what else is strange? At the end of the music video, they show orbs going down to a road, which is very similar to the one in "Imma Be". Maybe "Imma Be" is a continuation, after Fergie and the others have achieved "Illumination"…. ???

Some scary stuff man…but good article

The first time I saw this I thought to myself that Michael Jackson MUST have had a hand in this. Turns out that he and Will.I.am. collaberated a few years back, and that this song is part of an effort to transform consciousness through music….in a POSITIVE way, of course.

I used to Love B.E.P…their first song 'where is the love?' made me think…but now it's like…wow…what happened to them…

Hi,

I don't see what is bad too in this clip.

It's the most beautiful "commercial" clip and music i've ever heard

for me it represent the love story between Isis and Osiris

Fergy spread an intensive energy trough my body ! 🙂

wow thats exactly wat i thought it said "for illuminati" instead of for you and i its too clear it doesnt even sound like for you and i

i guess that spanish didn't get it..

well, I really apreciated your explaination. Thanks!

aMAzin! 🙂

nagaura hola Black eyed peas me encant todas tus canciones son los maximo ..!! habla y demuestra tu estilo de vida ..!!y me gusta mucho como haces lo videos y la cordiografia daria lo q fuera para conocerte y compartir contigo unos de tus videos ..!! cuidate te deseo lo mejor y mucho exitos y q sigas brillando como la estrella q eres ..!!

hi i'm a new fan of yours 🙂 love your thorough & elaborate jobs explaining about the hidden symbols & meanings…

but, may i suggest you look at another video clip by Goldfrapp, the song's title is Rocket? i don't know but i thought i saw a lot of symbols [i saw it on Channel V while reading your blog, as you may have guessed!]

thanks a lot 🙂

Well,i see nothing bad in this video..and those of beyonce jayz and lady gaga..those are just expression of the old age..what has really happened then needs to be triggered as in for entertainment..and not for any other purpose..because i dont see a way where what they do promote them to suck it in people's watching mind..its clue less and i see no reason to hold again it…but its good that you analyze it..it only makes the video and song more interesting when we kinda know the depth meaning in spirit…thanks vigilant

Please check out my new article about the BEP video, "Imma Be / Rock that Body".

http://publicvigil.blogspot.com/2010/04/imma-bee-

"Imma Bee the Future – Selling Transhumanism to the Masses using Psychological Warfare".

It is published on a new blog started by fans of Vigilant Citizen, which deals with similar themes to what VC explores here. It’s called Public Vigil, which is a tribute to VC and all its loyal readers.

There are many other articles about Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, and more.

Enjoy!

Till now, the illuminati, the freemasons, were the bad guys.. what makes you change your mind??? Now, they are actually on a spiritual path, the Kabbalistic spiritual enlightment??? What about the red demon ritual, the Bafhomet, the replacement of the top of the pyramid with a false one etc etc etc which are clearly satanic symbols? Pls don't get influenced by the illuminati snake-like ways……….

The symbolistic of meet me half way is according with the ancient knowledge of Tantra Yoga, the female has a better activation of the 3 lower chakras, the male has a better activation of the superior 3 chakras and they meet at the middle, at the level of Anahata Chakra, the level of the soul, the pherfect balance. By this they can become whole again, the Glorious Androgin, like the Creator… the domain is imensely vaste…

Did anyone mention Saturn in the background? ALSO….the square cube she is entering represents Saturn.

VC thanks a million for this site. i think the freemasons have or are about to start working on the Nigeria movie industry(aka:Nollywood)

Ok so the video's got a lot of "symbolism" .But really if one surely looks into any and I mean ANYTHING one wont fail to come up with connections. It wouldn't be very hard for someone to arrive at a Buddhist or even Islamic version of enlightenment. Mind you, that is basically what all these religions,sects and cults are devoutly seeking from their respective deities. So many inferences can be drawn from this video

okay i dont know much about this but this is a satanic song as there are pyramids go through history of pyramids! thanks

Lots of love from

shanzay

I'm a huge Black-eyed peas fan. I'm kind of glad that you did not mention devil worshiping instead spiritual enlightenment. Though I can not explain that free masonry sign on the elephant. I still think that the black eyed peas is Ok. Because all there other songs seem to not contain a message and is easy to understand.

I just hope the whole music industry is not corrupted. But if I compare the black eyed peas music to music like Lady gaga I think their is a stark difference. I don;t have to interpret their songs like I do with lady gaga or rhianna

I find all you tell about the video and the song amazin although I feel another intepretation.

It seems to me as she departed (died) and he is looking for her through spiritual development. Think about it, is another explanation.

From the lyrics it seems like they know each other and they want to meet again. He misses her, he reminds all things they do…it looks like he is who was left here alone. (Icould be the opposite but sounds better that way).

In the video she isn't living in planet Earth, it looks like that place called summerland or the park…that kind of place described in many books about the other side. He is the one who looks like seeking soul development.

She goes through a cube…the simbol of material world because she isn't there, and the opposite for him.

Think about it, it could be another meaning for the song.

Dear VigilantCitizen, While you are entitled to blog your opinion about other people's art and music, I find it rather disturbing that you must apply an esoteric view on it all the time. I am not trying to be rude or sound immature by any stretch, I just feel that art is art and shouldn't be scrutinized and criticized so tightly applying meanings from other peoples views of secularism, polytheism, and monotheism is not a healthy way to lead a healthy life. Maybe you should just realize that some individuals are just trying to express their depression and emotions through song, dance, and a healthy conventional medium as opposed to resorting to waging a war with Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan over oil and crude resources as well as trying to control entire continents. These people are just expressing how they feel, and if that comes across as…a higher being of some… Read more »

Ok,let's pretend that there's nothing satanic about

the words or the video of meet me halfway.

(A song that i totally love by the way but one

that i still decided to stop listening to because of

the doubts of it's goodness.)

Here's what's strange to me

and what people on this forum

seem to forget or not notice.

When you take out the cd,you

can clearly see the lightning

satanic S sign below the group's

name.

This sign has been used in

music for at least 40 years.

It's almost impossible for

people in the music industry

not to know about it's meaning.

So it doesn't really matter

if meet me halfway is good

or bad because the group

is making clear with the lightning

S sign where their priorities lies.

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