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 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!"