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



The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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.

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“.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

The path to illumination

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

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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., the Divine Soul

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"


Rapper (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.’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.

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’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.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway" 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?

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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 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

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

Notice on the elephant the symbol of a double-headed eagle, which is very similar to the symbol of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

Is Freemasonry the “gateway” to Kabbalistic enlightenment?

The Pine Cone Staff 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:

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

Pinecone 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.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"


The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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, the two souls, to finally unite. All that is left to do is simply to walk through.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

The higher-self enters a pyramid-shaped gateway, representing the spiritual world and the triune nature of divinity

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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.

The Esoteric Interpretation of The Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway"

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!… 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 now here on earth during this special time of ascension. I am one of the thousands awaking to their infinite nature.


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..



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


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. I'm not one of those people who believe the end is coming within a few years but we are always closer to the end than we were yesterday! (Duh!) The only thing that Christians can do is keep praying, keep trusting and doing their part as the salt of the… 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.


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…


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 Oracle

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, even thought it's fiction.


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.


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 thank GOD in the name of Jesus that my mind and soul is filled with enough WISDOM, LOVE, AND JOY to interpret this video as a beautifully and brilliantly crafted expression of intellectual and spiritual enlightenment and inspiration. Furthermore, let me just say, just because something is linked to Freemasonry… Read more »



Please read the following:

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

Thank you



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 ! 🙂


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…


I think this video is beautiful. In watching it, I see a reenactment of the ancient mystery that's been hidden from mankind by the organized Abrahamic religions and the powers that be for centuries. The long slide towards darkness seems to have begun with the murder of Hypatia, as far as I can tell, at least based on what I know currently. I see the divine Sophia in Fergie's role in the vid. I see the Prince seeking the Pearl in the gnostic hymn, and longing to recall his true nature. I've thought about this a lot, and I think the powers don't want us to recognize our higher spiritual selves, to remember who we are or where we come from. They want to lull us to sleep with consumerism, wars, pharmaceuticals, fake food, hating each other because of religious differences, etc. Enlightened conscious beings will most definitely pose a problem for their agenda. But they can present this mystery play to the world at large on MTV, right there in plain sight, because most of the population of the planet is snoring away soundly, dumbed down on Abrahamic religion, pop culture, big pharma, the joke of a public school… Read more »


It facinates me how you know so much. Alot of the information is eye-openers for me. Have all these artists really surrendered and opened themselves up to all this torment just for the love of money, fame and fortune? What do their parents have to say about the video's they'r kids are making? Then that familiar phrase hits me…"Money is the root of ALL evil" .. I havent heard that song on the radio before nor do i have that track on cd. I am a fan of Josh Groben and Il Divo. But when i read the lirics above, the repetitive nature of it all, eventhough i dont know the tune, the repetitiveness is so entrancing. And Beyonce and Rihanna's music is just so catchy. I worry so much about the kids out there, they just sing these lirics without knowing the meaning of the words they are saying. Speaking these things into existance and over their lives. The tongue is a powerful tool, the Bible mentions that we should be careful of the things we say or speak over our live. These producers know so much and go into every little detail in the making of these videos.… Read more »


Oh also if u watch the video and u see turban and scarf you'll see a triangle mirror that shines. AND i think the fact that his voice changes the second time he says "I spend my time just thinkin thinkin thinkin bout you…etc" signifies that he is something supernatural.


To Sophie at #7, given that it has such a symbol, saying it is not totally clean put a sense of relativity on the video. The video is either good or bad (ABSOLUTE). With that being said, the video is not clean at all. Once a bit of truth is mixed with a lie, it is a total lie. Pure things are unadulterated, this video is adulterated, so therefore it is a bad video. There is intent on sending messages that the normal human would not get/understand unless pointed to. Pure things do not have hidden messages.


Did anyone else notice that right before the video is over, she is pointing at the sky and the other three band members form a triangular shape in the sky? Then they all fall to earth… oddly though four stars fall. So was she on earth then or in the sky? Or was there another entity that they have brought back with them.


I'm sorry if someone mentioned this already, but i'm not going through nearly 300 comments to ferret this out.

i think that your original assessment of the black eyed peas is right (though i admit they may be putting up a tremendous front): they are just another stupid band. I see no other articles on thus site pointing their occult involvement, and the lyrics that you posted for this song only vaguely have anything to do with the video.

this does not, however mean that i think there isn't anything here, just that i think you are looking in the wrong place. Bands don't always have a lot of say about their videos, they might have some ideas for what they want the video to be like, but just as often, they let other people take care of it. i think the person you should be discussing here is the person who MADE the video, it's writer or director or both.

If this is what you mean, then great, but i think you should make it more apparent.


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