Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Goddess

Another one of those NIR types wrote a thought-provoking post recently based on a couple pictures pointed out by me of all people.

I was wondering if there might be a connection between this...



and this...



And so I asked our friend P(D)enny La(i)ne, who I felt could provide some expertise in the subject. Using some of Jarvtronics' recent revelations about the Sgt. Pepper album as a starting point, P(D)enny built a fascinating argument suggesting that the imbalance between the masculine and the feminine in our society will result in the collapse of the United States and the emergence of a One World Government. P(D)enny went on to say that this revelation, which is tied to Hopi Indian prophecy, is emanating from Paul's heart on the Sgt. Pepper cover.

My question to P(D)enny was prompted by my curiosity about the Goddess sculpture found on both the "Wings Greatest" album and the "Back To The Egg" album.



The sculpture also appeared in the strange ritual that kicked off the "Back To The Egg" television special.

I believe the Wings Goddess Sculpture is the work of Russian artist and fashion designer Romain de Tirtoff (also known as Erté). It certainly reflects his style. Paul's daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney (who was seven years old when "Wings Greatest" was released) credits Erté for being a major inspiration and even wrote the forward to a catalog of his works in 2004.

As P(D)enny noted in his article, it's funny that the Goddess appeared both on the last Wings release in the U.S. before the move to Columbia Records and the first release on the new label. The United States has a Goddess and her name is Columbia. The formal name of Washington D.C. or District of Columbia is a constant reminder of her image.

The Statue of Liberty is seen by many to be a representation of Columbia. That would explain this famous logo...



It does sound rather far-fetched that the Beatles, and Paul in particular, would somehow be involved in the fulfillment of ancient prophecy that restores the balance between masculine and feminine and creates the way for a New Order and One World Government. I'm rather embarrassed by my association with the concept at all, but that won't stop me from playing with it.

I don't see any Statue of Liberty on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. But, it is interesting that the Beatles would hold an Apple meeting in 1968 on a Chinese Junk while sailing around the Statue of Liberty. And if they had looked at her left hand during that meeting, they probably would have seen the Laurel Wreath she was holding.



Now, that is just silly to associate a Laurel Wreath with Stan Laurel, unless of course you are a stamp collector.



Silly yes, but let's go back to that strange "Band On The Run" video from the McCartney Years. Guess who makes an appearance...



Now check out those eyes...



"Making another magic transformation, find the right boy for the right girl"









So what was it that prompted a level headed NIR type like myself to query P(D)enny La(i)ne about the Statue of Liberty and the Goddess Columbia? In July, Paul McCartney was the sole guest on the David Letterman show. The show was aired on a network called the Columbia Broadcasting System and features an all seeing eye as its logo. On the particular day that McCartney appeared, Dave had two sight gags in different segments of the show featuring...you guessed it.





As John Lennon sang: If the Man wants to shove us out, we're gonna jump and shout:'The Statue of Liberty said come!"

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taf, you are getting eccentric in these post-phoney days--allowing your those NIR free association games to emerge in all of their guilty pleasure glory.

I say "Why not?" - all in good fun.

Tafultong said...

And I predict that the Phoney shall rise again...all in food gun.

Anonymous said...

Ol' Lady Liberty DID appear on Zappa's "We're Only In It For The Money", however.......

here's THIS, if you haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04JlvZZTQOI

Freakier than any PID vid!

vince

Tafultong said...

Vince said...

Ol' Lady Liberty DID appear on Zappa's "We're Only In It For The Money", however.......

here's THIS, if you haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04JlvZZTQOI

Freakier than any PID vid!


Wow! Forget Rock Band. I'll pay $300 for more of that. Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, though I'm creeped out by it, it's STILL cooler than those plastic-looking animations that are seen during the actual 'Rock Band' game!



vince

Anonymous said...

This is like watching a turtle race. Unbelievable.

gfinn said...

there will be no RA76 review, Mr. Tafultong?

Anonymous said...

gfinn said...
there will be no RA76 review, Mr. Tafultong?

August 29, 2009 8:11 PM

yes.
otherwise, everyone on this plane is going to DIE.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSLLxRmR3nY

Anonymous said...

boring and sooooooooooo faaaaaaaaar streched.

Anonymous said...

Amusing and yet utterly pointless post.

Anonymous said...

Taf, you forgot to mention every television show ever on CBS that was set in New York City and included shots of the Statue of Liberty in the opening credits and then any episode of that show which featured a Beatles reference of some kind.

Anonymous said...

This blog is starting to read like a typical conversation between potheads.

"What if our whole universe was just a molecule on God's thumb, dude!"

Anonymous said...

for post like that, taf, i can read NIR every day. no point in comming back to your blog ever again...

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3QSzfuPmWQ

Anonymous said...

Usually those with no talent bitch and complain the most.

Anonymous said...

Brian Jones' death to be re-investigated?
http://www.nme.com/news/nme/47044

Anonymous said...

P(D)enny built a fascinating argument suggesting that the imbalance between the masculine and the feminine in our society will result in the collapse of the United States and the emergence of a One World Government. P(D)enny went on to say that this revelation, which is tied to Hopi Indian prophecy, is emanating from Paul's heart on the Sgt. Pepper cover.

Yikes. This is why PID isn't about Paul McCartney. It's about NWO. Like all NWO and other conspiracy theories, someone takes an idea and then force fits clues to line up, and one could do this with virtually any theory. Why not Christian, Mayan, or Hindu prophecy? Exegesis is the practice of drawing out the intended meaning of a text. What we have here is the opposite sort of approach known as Eisegesis, whereby one reads into a text something that isn't there or that wasn't intended by the author.

But with fanatical beliefs, facts and logic are annoyances that get in the way of the zealot's agenda.

Sure, we could ask everyone involved in the Pepper cover whether they intended a complex geometric design involving Hopi prophecy, but if they said it was nonsense, it wouldn't matter, because the fans want to dictate what the artists (The Beatles) meant to say. The zealots distrust the artist, and think him either a puppet or a confederate of something evil (or, as the case may be, something cosmic or godly). They want to shape the Beatles' songs, lyrics, and album covers in their own image in line with their personal beliefs, the way all fundamentalists do, as they have done for millennia. All artists everywhere thank you for raping and prostituting the foundations of expression.

Maybe it's just me, but when people start looking to the cover of Wings Greatest Hits(!) in an attempt to tie it to a Hopi Indian prophecy, I think that may be what is known as "going off the deep end."

Sgt.Pepper ... said...

Paul

socash said...

I'M BACK DUDES!

http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/K2oLoBpFmho/hqdefault.jpg

MikeNL said...

the right album bootleg 09-09-09 promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umtgcOX3GeU&hd=1

U don't say! said...

And I predict that the Phoney shall rise again

the Phoeneyx rising from the arshes?

Anonymous said...

the right album bootleg 09-09-09 promo really great! WANT!!))

Anonymous said...

Keep at it, Sony Jim. You’ve always been one to three four and five. And now is the time for all Goodman to Benny up to the aid of their Company. I’ve had it with your insinnuendos, and will be taking my business to the next honest liar on the coroner of Jeckle and Hyde yer faces in shame, you wheezy bags of custard.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me, but when people start looking to the cover of Wings Greatest Hits(!) in an attempt to tie it to a Hopi Indian prophecy, I think that may be what is known as "going off the deep end."

August 30, 2009 12:33 PM

Amen to that. If Tafultong had not, if you'll pardon the expression, peppered his comments with jokes and innuendo I would have thought he jumped the shark at last, like a blog version of Iamaphoney's Blair Witch video. My speculation is that the Rotten Apple series has fallen so out of favor that he's just trying to come up with other things to write about.

Anonymous said...

hmmm
article on a NIR wacko, still no Rotten Apple 76 review.
That combined with the Berlin Suitcase fiasco.....sure seems like this whole thing is pretty well all the way down the hill.
socash looks like he's gained all the weight his wounded inner fat f&ck always wanted. mikey is posting about yoda cookies again.. this 9/9/9 thing is days away.. fires in california.. vince is repeatedly posting the same youtube video link claiming its the scariest thing ever.. etc..

Anonymous said...

and john lennon is alive.. did i mention that? so is paul.. and ringo..

Anonymous said...

OpenID gfinn said...

there will be no RA76 review, Mr. Tafultong?

August 29, 2009 8:11 PM


RA76 AUG 2
AUG 30 NO REVIEW

IAMAPHONEY FEELS SHUNNED

question is.... is he still a "big fan" of Tafultong's? and does Taf care if he isnt?

Anonymous said...

Iamaphoney DEMANDS a review! As Iamaphoney's #1 fan Tafultong has a responsibility to ONLY talk about Iamaphoney.

Anonymous said...

question is.... is he still a "big fan" of Tafultong's? and does Taf care if he isnt?

August 30, 2009 9:15 PM



if a video drops in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, and taf doesnt talk about it, does it really matter?

the answer is not only blowing in the wind....

ignore the prick, until there is the interview and some actual disclosure. and by prick i mean iamaphoney.

Anonymous said...

socash looks like he's gained all the weight his wounded inner fat f&ck always wanted. mikey is posting about yoda cookies again.. this 9/9/9 thing is days away.. fires in california.. vince is repeatedly posting the same youtube video link claiming its the scariest thing ever.. etc..

August 30, 2009 9:12 PM


whats the beef with socash?
got something against yoda?
got something against vince?


you seem like a hater...
damn hater

Anonymous said...

taf is working on a review as we speak, isnt that right?

Anonymous said...

vince is repeatedly posting the same youtube video link claiming its the scariest thing ever.. etc..

August 30, 2009 9:12 PM


damn i want to see this video! sounds great? whats the link?

/for the palm pilots too please!

Anonymous said...

ZZZzzz

Anonymous said...

I think Taf is backing away from Phoney now that the Nutters kids are showing themselves more and more in the videos. Not sure that he can actually "review" the latest vid, what kind of in-depth analysis can you really make about flash cards and elephants? We already know the idea is that Faul went to get surgery at the hospital there, and that Lennon considered trepanation. If he'd like to actually present the nurse, or provide a real interview, then it might be of interest.

Anonymous said...

Phoney is working on an interview as we speak, isnt that right?

still waiting said...

any damn place he chooses

the godess said...

Good post, tafultong.

Anonymous said...

goddess i mean :P

Anonymous said...

the big 40

Anonymous said...

there is a burning bush on my head, i trimmed to look like Liberty. over fences my neighbor spied, the following day i found he'd done the same. i said, what the hell is this? what the hell is this? what the hell is this?

LL Cool said...

Come

Directions to Macca said...

Take the L.I.E east , turn left at the farmer's market. 'Bout two miles ( as the crow flies), you're there.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?zenjltmtdey

socash said...
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Anonymous said...

I still wanna know how he does that...

Anonymous said...

Yoko plays a rockin' keyboard?
Since when?
She was "Linda" to John's 'Wings'?

Wiki Pedia said...

Wadjet was closely associated in the Egyptian pantheon with Bast, the fierce goddess depicted as a lioness warrior and protector, as the sun goddess whose eye later became the eye of Horus, the eye of Ra, and as the Lady of Flame. The hieroglyph for her eye is shown below; sometimes two are shown in the sky of religious images. Per-Wadjet also contained a sanctuary of Horus, the child of the sun deity who would be interpreted to represent the pharaoh. Much later, Wadjet became associated with Isis as well as with many other deities.

Anonymous said...

the big 50