having just brought the new Prince CD i have observed that the title is 3121. When added these numbers make that familiar old number SEVEN.
On the Cd is a track called THE WORD with the lyrics
"what is this new xhaltation that just i just cant explain.what r these new inspirations that i can get out of my brain........dont you wanna know the word?.........................but we got this new xhaltation talkin bout the word........ dont u wanna get saved/ "
Maybe Prince just likes a bit of symbolism and kabbalah?
The beauty of symbols is that they can serve so many purposes. And mean different things to different people, and those meanings can evolve as the person viewing them evolves.
The media is strewn with them, and many popular works are ingrained with esoterics. I remember Maat gave a good account of Walt Disney and some of his films a while back, as being but one example.
Before my fingers erupted in a year long battle against peeling skin making them raw/heal/raw/heal/raw (allergy to playing cards would you believe), I used to do magic (and card magic was my favourite by far), and I made a cloak to perform in, with a symbolic badge that is important to me.
The badge severed several purposes, and most people did not really pay that much attention to it. It was interesting to note those (women typically) who intensely watched it. In case anyone is interested it was the Great Pyramid showing some of its internal structures. And yes it had its golden capstone being replaced.
Must try to get back into it and learn some tricks that won't take my fingers apart.
Prince Rogers Nelson (to give him his full name) adopted the symbol as a protest against his contract with his music company, feeling they were restricting his creativity and musical talent, and by forcing him to meet the terms of the remaining years of his contract (in terms of album output) he felt he was being treated as an object and not a human. Hence he became TAFKAP, or Symbol.
I went over to the website to see if I could find out more about his inspiration for this album, www.3121.co.uk/
But there wasn't much there.
Someone I would definitely see in concert again, having seen both the Sign Of the Times and the Diamonds and Pearls concerts - superb.
Having had a listen to some of the samples I'm going get the album some time soon.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT