Here's the official video, Coldplay - Strawberry Swing.
I'll be providing several links, beginning with this set that should be useful for context.
- Decoding Viva la Vida, Coldplay's song & “Liberty Leading Her People” (pt 1)
- Decoding Viva la Vida, Coldplay's song & “Liberty Leading Her People” (pt 2)
At face value, the video is an entertaining superhero-rescues-captive-queen drama. While Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin poses on the floor, he is given the appearance of interacting with an artfully drawn world. It's a clever mix of stop-action animation and normal video that sets the costumed actor in scenes of colorful chalk drawings on a pavement stage. Each element conveys something of importance in the esoteric composition. I have to see this as a striking tribute to Stéphane Mallarmé, whose influence upon Coldplay became evident during an inquiry into the meaning of Viva la Vida's two videos. A study by the British Academy of Sound Therapy ranked the song, Strawberry Swing, as one of the most psychologically relaxing songs ever recorded, ranking in 5th place among those surveyed. There is a hypnotic effect, and that should not be taken in a figurative sense. The enchantment is real and influential, and it works toward the end that is concealed and revealed in the esoteric symbolism.
I'm going to start decoding the symbolism by identifying the scene that should be familiar to those of you who have been following recent posts to this blog. Like you see in this screenshot, Chris is sitting on the stove pipe hat of Eugène Delacroix, who painted himself into the scene of, Liberty Leading the People (1830).
This painting is featured on the Viva la Vida album cover and in the videos of the title song. The flag waving woman leading the revolution is Liberty, Marianne, the goddess. Concealed in the red of the painting's flag is a rose. She is that rose goddess who is known by many names. The name, Delacroix, means, “of the cross.” He painted himself under the hidden rose to embed the sign of the Rosicrucian order.
What is being demonstrated to us in Strawberry Swing's revolutionary battle scene is a resurrection. Chris, whose birth name is CHRISTopher, represents Christ, or Antichrist, to be more correct. He wears a mask to conceal his real identity. Only a relatively small number of people will be able to see past the mask and correctly identify the Antichrist. When we see him seated upon the hat of Delacroix-of-the-cross he is linked to the crucifixion. When a cloud of pipe smoke lifts him out of the scene it is a reenactment of the ascension of the resurrected Christ.
9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” ~ Acts 1:9-11
It's not the genuine that is intended to be modeled to us, except as it is the requisite foundation as a carrier for the imprinting of the false.
The rose goddess is on hand because she is the key to that resurrection. Isis raises Osiris into Horus. This exposes the meaning of Viva la Vida (live the life) as a reference to attaining the immortality sought by Rosicrucians and others on the left hand path, and all the goddess worshiping multitudes.
For confirmation of that insight, consider how the sign of Jonah was dramatized prior to the emergence of the resurrected Chris(t). At the video marker 1:39, Chris is swallowed by a sea monster. We see him shining a flashlight inside what must be the belly, with a fish that must also have been ingested by the sea monster. He seems to be flushed out as through a drain.
for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. ~ Matthew 12:40
The Son of Man was dead while he was in the heart of the earth. This is illustrated in the garments Chris-Jonah wears while inside the belly of the sea monster. First, his trousers and shoes become beige to suggest he is half dead. As he's being flushed into the drain, he's clothed entirely in beige as a sign of his complete death. At marker 2:15, when he is just about to emerge from the stove pipe hat (Delacroix - of the cross), his garments become like the rainbow. Rainbow - light - the light body of resurrection life. It's the sign of Jonah! Now he's living the life, Viva la Vida, as dead Osiris is raised into Horus in the presence of the rose goddess of the album cover. Liberty Leading the People. Victory over death. (“The last enemy that will be abolished is death” - 1 Cor. 15:26)
The watery scene presents an extraordinary view of the counterfeit baptism, the dipping of the anti-bread from heaven and anointing of unholy spirit. (The Sign for the Bride) Baptism is a death and resurrection symbol. Being wet and submerged in the water represents death and the subsequent emergence is the raising to life. When we are shown the superhero's emergence from his watery grave it is like unto what John was shown in Revelation 13.
1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; ~ Revelation 13:1-3
Death and resurrection; baptism. Chris was raised from the watery grave to sit upon the top hat as upon the throne given to him by the dragon. According to another version of the scenario, he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
The risen antiCHRISt ascended to exalt himself high up, higher even than the goddess herself.
There are a few other key observations to be made about this scene. They provide yet another notable witness to what I've been declaring is coming in a most critical hour, in the Spring of 2015.
When the lawless one is baptized, the other beast of Revelation 13 will be present as the baptizer. He will be the Pope, whose identity is redundantly embedded in the scene. Most obviously, the rose goddess Marianne is Marian, Mary. She is, without question, the icon who represents the Romish church. Her high priest is the Pope. The other instance of the Papal baptizer is pictured during the baptism in this screenshot. That identity is richly supported!
Chris(t) is the one being baptized. We see him illustrated as my Lord might have appeared in the River Jordan, standing waist deep in the water. The wet half is beige, dead. The fish is John the Baptist. The setting of the Jordan River is John's workplace, his office, which explains the office furnishings. According to John 3:30, John spoke thus about Jesus: “ He must increase, but I must decrease.” Chris shows up and the fish has to leave. The vacating of that office of “Old Testament” prophet (Matthew 11) is pictured by the office chair that lies overturned on the floor.
The baptizing high priest is clearly identified as the Pope when the fish dons a hat. The Pope wears a hat like that one, but think about it: Who wears the fish hat but the Pope? The Romish priesthood calls it a mitre, and the fashion of it is easily traced to Dagon. Dagon was worshiped in Mesopotamia as a god who was half fish-half man, a merman.
It is in the midst of this scene that a set of very transient images appears. As the fish walks by Chris we witness a transit of Venus, a celestial event where the planet appears to move across the face of the sun. The sequence consists of a few brief frames. Whenever there's a transit of Venus, the rare event draws the world's attention. Strawberry Swing leverages a celestial metaphor to demonstrate how Mary-Venus draws the world's attention to focus on her and her son, the sun god. In the moment where Venus transits the sun, the fish passes by Chris, revealing that they are one in meaning. Chris = sun (god); fish = Venus (goddess). Chris is photo realistic while the rest of the scene is a sketch, so he receives the visual focus for another metaphor. The sun is bright, while the transiting planet is dark as it occults the sun. The Antichrist is the center of attention, and all the other elements in the scene support him with appropriate context.
This impressive scene conceals and reveals several elements of the baptism and anointing. Here's the scenario. When the lawless one is baptized, he receives the anointing of unholy spirit that is the spirit of antichrist. Another way to express the dynamic is that Horus is departing the underworld, passing through the opened celestial Silver Gate to join with a chosen vessel, a man, to manifest bodily in this realm. Put yet another way, it's Isis, raising Osiris into Horus. Transformed, the god-man beast is the lawless one, revealed. The screenshot illustrates the material realm's Papal-fish baptizer approaching Chris(t) to perform his official duty. The ceiling fan pictures an inverted 5 point star, the alignment witches interpret to mean, spirit into matter. Antichrist spirit into flesh.
I believe the walking fish further represents the unholy spirit that makes both the Pope and the lawless one beasts (Rev. 13), which is a composite of Osiris, Isis, Horus. The phallus of Osiris is implicit in the fish, emphasized as the fish is wearing the glans penis hat.
“The fish form may be considered as a phallic symbol as seen in the story of the Egyptian grain god Osiris, whose penis was eaten by (conflated with) fish in the Nile after he was attacked by the Typhonic beast Set.” (Wikipedia - Dagon)
Isis collected the 13 pieces of Osiris and united them (Code 13, but that awaits another post). Isis magickally substituted another phallus to engage in the reproductive act that equates to the raising of Osiris into Horus. The fish symbol represents Christ (ichthus), to some, but only in ignorance because forbidden symbols are idols, the Devil's domain. The fertility signaling fish represents the phallus of Osiris, and, as the female bears many eggs, the fish also represents the fertility goddess of the sea, Venus, Stella Maris, the Mother of God, the Queen Bee. The fish represents the union of Osiris and Isis, Horus, produced when there is a union of spirit and flesh that manifests in this realm as the Antichrist.
The transit of Venus scene occurs at precisely 1:47 into the video. It pictures the 47th Problem of Euclid: Osiris union Isis producing Horus!
This screenshot of the transit exposes several levels of symbolism. You may see in it a gender merging androgyny (Baphomet / Adam Kadmon) as the fish becomes one with Chris.
Here's a screenshot during the baptismal sequence where it looks like Chris is entering a UFO.
The golden light beaming from the flashlight makes allusion to another classic painting, The Baptism of Christ, by Aert De Gelder (1710). A disk appears in the heavens from which a light beams down to illuminate the baptism. There's a UFO-alien presence suggested, and the scene finds a match during the London Ceremony, Beijing Olympics, which is another bean spilling Occult presentation.
All the elements present in the scene of the transit of Venus are fit symbols. The ceiling fan that signifies spirit into matter is also the 5 point star of Horus and the goddess. When the fish is under the star, think, star+fish, Venus.
In the Pope's baptismal office one should find an altar, and so we see the table.
There is a hall tree for hanging hats and garments. A tree is a goddess symbol. Their version has the form of a Maypole, which is a pole piercing a ring near the top. It's slightly obfuscated, with their fertility utility being embellished to better blend into the scene. The symbol of the magickal operation of the May Queen's sexual congress with the green man, Osiris is perfectly fit for the context.
The presence of the goddess of magick is evident throughout the video in what looks like a manhole cover in the upper left of the frame. Sometimes it resembles the 8 point star of Inanna-Ishtar. It's a beacon of her influence. For another insight into the meaning in this particular scene, consider that, “Dagon's consort was known only as Belatu, "Lady". Both were worshipped in a large temple complex called E-Mul, "House of the Star". ” (Wikipedia - Dagon)
A manhole provides access to underground utilities. In symbol, it's the portal to the underworld, the Duat, which is known as the celestial Silver Gate. On the other side of the chalk-drawn room is a door. It's the Golden Gate, opposite the Silver Gate. Supporting that identification, we see the expression of the Zodiac in the celestial setting of the transit of Venus with the fish in the water between the two stargates. The Silver Gate is located between Taurus and Gemini. Opposite that in the circle of the Zodiac is the Golden Gate, between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Between those stargates are the water and fish, Aquarius and Pisces. You could see the Milky Way as the water in this baptismal regeneration room. Theosophists identify the Milky Way as “the storehouse of celestial bodies-to-be” and a “kosmic nursery,” which has a direct bearing here.
If you're thinking about how smart the producers of the video are for encoding these things or how smart I am to figure stuff out, you're really missing the point. What you're seeing is the work of devoted servants. There is a warring in the heavens, and earthly agents are engaged. Ephesians 6:10-17.
Another striking celestial stargate transit sequence appears at the close of the video when a man walks his dog through the set on a leash. The dog is Anubis, the dog star, and the man is Osiris, Orion, until they pass through the moon and Isis to transit the Silver Gate. As they emerge from the Duat, the dog walker's identity becomes Horus. Chris(t) had just departed the scene, being welcomed with applause and warmly embraced. That modeled the reception of the lawless one at his apocalypse. The dog walk complements that scene's earthly-material perspective by looping back to illustrate the celestial-heavenly perspective. We hear the sound of passing traffic like they opened the door and left it open. Traffic lanes were opened for vehicles traveling down the celestial highway.
Remember I, Pet Goat II? There are notable parallels that validate that interpretation! As you can see in this screenshot of the "pet goat's" enclosure, the stick figures picture a man walking a dog on a leash. I recommend reading this post, Part 3 - Celestial Stargates - Isis, the Dendera Zodiac & I, Pet Goat GEMINI, to get more out of this parallel. Additional celestial symbolism in the Auschwitz camp set includes the bank of lights as the Pleiades. The peculiar barbed wire that looks like crows represents Corvus, the crow, on Hydra, the serpent. The 4 principle stars of Corvus serve stargazers as pointers to Spica, the alpha star in Virgo, implying the presence of the goddess. (As another link between the video scenes, I note that the Nazi guard dog would have been a German Shepherd, and the dog of Strawberry Swing looks like a mongrel of that same breed.)
Watch Coldplay - Atlas (Hunger Games - Catching Fire) to see the Zodiac and movements in the heavens featured. Watch for the appearance of a giant eye that is very obviously identified as Chris' Lord. Horus.
More to follow - Lord willing!