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New Arts Libra. The artwork for this album was done by Roy Nachum after Rihanna approached him to do so. On the album front and back cover we see an image of Rihanna as a child with a golden crown upon her head. Crowley is worshiped by many occultists for his revelations and ground breaking work in ritual magick. His life was devoted to ushering in a new age of mankind called the Aeon of Horus in which the child is the new form of god. He believed that he would be the one to usher in the end of Christianity with this new time period, and rock bands like the Beatles, Doors, and Led Zeppelin all contributed to his influence in pop culture by placing him on their album artwork as well.
It makes you blind. The crown is a metaphor to appreciate small things in life. The balloon is lighter than air and is a metaphor for escaping reality. This essential step in the initiation process is what it takes to reach the top of the initiation ritual ladder. Finally; in Drake depicted her as the antichrist when he placed her image with the numbers ; as if to warn us of this upcoming event….
You can see that she is shown the golden crown to pursue which was Jay-Z who found and signed her. Is it Jay-Z? Is it the cosmos? The second diary entry is fairly straight forward. In it we see Rihanna entering the studio to record her albums and start to get a taste of power. We see the colors of black and white yet again on the hair of the guardians to the studio- which will later be revealed as the twin pillars of Boaz and Jachin.
The third video is where things begin to delve deeper into the occult belief system, X010112406761 - W.* - Circle Of Dead Demons : Part 2 (CD. Supposedly there is a demon that exists within that one must overcome in order to make it past Crowley called it Choronzon, HP Lovecraft called it Chtulu.
We see Rihanna enter the room in her white garments; symbolizing the purity that will soon fade away. Across the room lies the black veil that she must pierce. In her way is the demon of the Abyss Choronzon or Chtulu. Rihanna must have the courage to face this demonic entity before she is granted permission to pass. Edward Kelly and John Dee fathers of Enochian magic first wrote of this entity, and Crowley further elaborated on it when he instructed his initiates that they must confront Chornozon in order to destroy their ego and achieve enlightenment.
Choronzon confirms that Rihanna has been given the proper key to enlightenment only those that are deemed worthy and ready to enter into the initiation rituals are allowed to pass. After Rihanna passes through Choronzon and the dark veil she recognizes her new form- that of the enlightened alchemist. In alchemy there is a process every practitioner must go through that transitions through different phases in order to convey the occult teachings.
This blackening has been depicted by many celebrities that have allegedly gone through similar metamorphisis:. So it seems that Rihanna is the latest to depict herself as the blackened initiate of alchemy. In doing so she realizes her shadow side- the dark version of Rihanna.
Another extra image found in the hidden footage is that of a paper that has the tale of Rihanna. The fourth chapter picks up with the darker path one must take into this process. We see a man with a Album) demonic tattoo on his back that appears to be the archetype of the horned demon-god Moloch aka Satan or Baphomet. In the hidden Album) we see Rihanna selling us on the idea of symbolism.
Good and evil resides in everything- as does it the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Rihanna is in a bathtub of water that represents the journey into another dimension; which I describe in further detail in a post on the symbolism of water and the bathtub.
This denotes a place where one can attempt to purify themselves or even cross over into this other dimension. In the bonus footage we see the crowned child god approaching the bath with a cube which turns out to be a music box. The cube represents the Gnostic idea that the world is actually an evil place that God created to entrap us. Obviously this is a heretical idea, but they think that Lucifer was the one who actually tried to help us escape this cube-trap.
In the beginning we find her claiming to plunge into the darkness the Abyss where her power multiplies. In the bonus footage we see the men in strange positions. Notice the one with the All Seeing Eye the man X010112406761 - W.* - Circle Of Dead Demons : Part 2 (CD the white hair shows us.
The crowned child god is responsible for awakening the masses. This is what Rihanna believes her journey is intended to do. Her True Will is to instill this belief system upon millions of unsuspecting fans. Rebelling from authority e. Rihanna is the enlightened one and the illumination of Lucifer is shown here. Lucifer is known as the torch bearer- much like the Statue of Liberty is the incarnation of Semiramis. The goddess is capable of carrying the torch and enlightening the masses- as does Rihanna here.
They eventually know there is a higher purpose which Rihanna seeks to fulfill here. We see that reflected in the opening message as well. Rihanna takes the left hand path but we first see the Egyptian bust behind her. The ancient Egyptian mystery schools were believed to be where the ancient sorcerers of Atlantis bestowed their knowledge after the collapse of their advanced civilization. These represent the wealthy elite who cash in on the artists and their albums. We see them counting dollars and in the bonus footage one of them even dies doing so; only to be replaced by another man in waiting.
She finds that there is something more valuable than the money she has from the album sales; and that is the enlightenment she has received from this Album) ritual process. In this final chapter we see the revelation that the beginning is the end and the end is the beginning. In a very Alice in Wonderland-esque occult ritual ; Rihanna has been guided through the various principles of the occult and has found her way back to the beginning.
She smiles and gazes up in the sky and sees the moon lighting up the cosmos- suggesting the symbolism of the moon goddess. Is it nonsense? Absolutely not.
The Abyss is empty of being; it is filled with all possible forms, each equally inane, each therefore evil in the only true sense of the word—that is, meaningless but malignant, in so far as it craves to become real. We may now consider further what is meant by Neschamah. It is the human faculty corresponding to the idea Binah, Understanding; which is that aspect of the divine consciousness which corresponds to the Female Idea. It receives, formulates and transmits the pure divine consciousness, which is represented by a triangle for the Trinity whose apex is the essence of the true self.
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