Diagram above by ‘Mark Passio’

So.. This is a follow on from the ‘Die Antwoord x Roger Ballen x Illuminati Watcher – From Fringe to Pop to ‘(Oc)Cult’ Following’ post http://mafazine.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2018/04/01/die-antwoord-x-roger-ballen-x-illuminati-watcher-from-fringe-to-pop/

Basically I want to document a few of the instances where what was once secret or unknown particularly regarding the spiritual and transcendent is now becoming common knowledge or at least talked about and accessible. As a repercussion we are seeing an on mass spiritual awakening.

This maybe a looooong one as it will be a precursor to my critical research paper….

Looking a couple of ‘enlightened’ figures in the world of celebrity, as well as it being represented in music and literature and the appropriation of the esoteric and occult in fashion branding. Of course with the invention of the internet the access to knowledge is literally at the our finger tips but with the advent of fake news and post-truth the reliability of that knowledge becomes rather subjective.

Going to jump in with

Russell Brand

Russell Brand (Im sure you’ve all heard of him but…. from his website – https://www.russellbrand.com/Russell Brand is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor and presenter. He is one of the most recognisable and best-loved comedy performers in the world, with a series of sold-out tours, best-selling DVDs and a number of major film roles to his name.’) It is also widely known that he is a recovering drug, alcohol and sex addict…………  But what I am interested in is his recently found spiritual ‘addiction’ Russell Brand is an advocate for what he has described as the coming spiritual revolution.

Using his celebrity status to share his idea of the universal consciousness that is accessible to all but is being detracted and hidden from the general populous through a veil of distraction and dogma.
I think this is an interesting time I think that people tested once more in formulating a different society’ ‘what I believe in me is that certain cultural narratives are promoted that are beneficial only too elite these cultural narratives are not true I think of contemporary bipartisan politics is a meaningless spectacle designed to distract you from where power truthfully dwells’ he believes that the world needs to be looked at holistically, looking at the people as one as all equal and as all have the same rights. To then look at the resources as one and look at their availability and distribute them fairly.
He also describes the idea that the behind the interface of the 5 senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch there is also (an)other higher sense, higher frequencies, an innate sense of being which is in connection to a higher entity and that we are part of that entity as are all things and people and as such are one and are all connected, he asks us to look our selves as manifestations of a whole, one consciousness.

Which leads briefly onto Bill Hick quoting him from


“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.”
Bill Hicks again uses the mechanism of comedy to talk about some pretty ‘serious’ topics.

Another example of the recently enlightened is..

Jim Carrey
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Carrey ‘Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.’

He has also an advocate for ‘The Law Of Attraction’ which ill go into later, stating that in the process of using visualisation techniques, he wrote himself a cheque for $10,000,000 and left it in his wallet, only to walk away with $10,00,000 for the film Dumb and Dumber
https://youtu.be/OTK-TCCj6qA

Over the years, even as I’ve matured, it seemed that Jim Carrey as an actor did too… From slap stick comedy of Ace Ventura Pet Detective and The Mask to The Truman Show – the preface is of a man with in a reality tv show to Man On The Moon, in which Jim Carry stars as ‘real life’  comedian Andy Kaufman know for his play on reality from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_on_the_Moon_(film)  – Andy Kaufman created ‘performances so real that even his close friends were never sure where the truth lay’ this was the film that Jim Carrey credited as being the start of his endeavour to find himself behind Jim Carrey the actor, as with acting and being a comedian as with our own reality, where is the line between fiction and ‘the real’ drawn?

Fast forward and Jim Carrey is now doing interviews about what he believes to be the nature of reality and the self. Heres a youtube mix of philosopher Alan Watts and an interview about Man On The Moon and about a series of awakening that he has had.

Of course for an actor and comedian as successful as Jim Carrey, there will be his critics, saying that hes lost his mind. Which may be true.. But perhaps in doing that he has also lost his ego and lifted the veil.

Ok… So… Now a jump to Music..

Just going to name a few musicians whos lyrics directly reflect the above.

DubFX
https://www.facebook.com/dubfx/
A beatboxer, street performer turned studio/touring artist from Melbourne. His ‘lyrics address both general world events and contemporary angst, while suggesting individual-based revolution through self-determination and engagement. He also addresses issues of social importance, the most notable example being the song Society’s Gates, loosely based on the life of the philosopher Socrates.’ from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_FX

‘Western youth be in trouble cause they’re not playing rough
So I try to start a fire with a riddim that’s tough
We need a revolution but we can’t get enough
Of YouTube, FaceBook, InstaGram and that stuff
We need more social activity
Physically in this reality
There’s too much digital calamity
Oh let us be what we need for prosperity
But we keep on using up more than we need
And we build on slavery, power, and greed
And I weep every time that I watch TV
So I focus on my Jing and my Shen and my Chi
Soaking up pure infinity
Kundalini shakti for energy
We’re kissing goodbye to negativity
Oh let it be, just free your mentality

Full lyrics can be seen here https://genius.com/Dub-fx-so-are-you-lyrics

Temple Step Project
http://templestepproject.com/

‘Temple Step Project, Producers, musicians, Sound Healers and Neo Sharman’s. Their intention is to bring the vibration of scared ceremony to the dancefloor.’

“We stand at the threshold of a new dawning. Something deep within life is changing. An era is ending, And at the very core of creation, Something new is being born. We are awakening from a long, collective sleep, An in-vitro dreaming deep within the womb of our Mother Earth. We are awakening. A planetary birthing. Emerging from the amneotic fluid as a new species, A new man. A man of the stars. Birthing into a family of light. We are leaving behind old paradigms, Outdated modalities. And embracing our Selves As part of the whole. Fractal expressions of the unified field of consciousness. The power of a new generation. Walk with an open heart And naked eyes. Do something so vast on this planet On this planet, in this solar system, In this galaxy, inside this Universe. Countless universes and systems of worlds and dimensions Intersecting and inter-penetrating In a joyous experience of this present moment. All things are possible. Dare to dream, Make your dreams come true And let yourself fly. Be whole. Be conscious. Be free. Let go, and let life live you. Let life be the dancer, And simply become the dance. The power of a new generation. The cycle of being separate is closing. It is a great slipknot in our evolution Into multi-dimensional awareness. A new man will be born: Homo Celestus One who can live in peace on the Earth. One capable of moving through many worlds and dimensions. One who seeks to share energy and creativity In harmony in the spirit of cooperation. One who can transmit peace into other worlds And other planes of existence”.

Hed P.E.
https://www.facebook.com/hedpe/

A fusion of hip hop,punk, reggae, ska and heavy metal. Hed PE or Higher Education Planet Earth, Who’s lyrics talk about the esoteric, secret societies, law of attraction, conspiracy, truth and is connected to the The Truth Movement – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Truth_movement which started as a movement set on uncovering the truth about the 9/11 attack of the world trade centre but has diversified to various conspiracies such as plane chem trails, challenging power structures and even aliens.

‘Galileo was imprisoned by the church
For exposing that the earth was not at the center of the universe
So in 1616 they already had control
Of what they thought you and i were allowed to know
They knew the world wasnt flat
But that was knowledge we weren’t supposed to have
They knew all about the new world
Way before Christopher Columbus set sail
Witness the rebirth of Atlantis
And we’re all apart of it
What a beautiful fucking time to be alive, eh?

You know i’m not surprised the Illuminati had to keep it a secret
I’m surrounded by fucking idiots
Jesus fucking fucking christ’

Full lyrics here https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/hedpe/atlantisad.html

Also this is a track of the lead singer giving an over view on the bands take on things from Their Album Truth Rising, Bonus Cd ‘Skull And Bonus’ – A Conversation With Jahred About The Truth Movement


So… now.. Fashion… 

2 Brands that use the esoteric and occult within their style and philosophy. Both brands I am akin with although KILLSTAR is the only one Ive spent money on..

THE ANTILIFE
https://www.theantilife.com/

Apparent in their name, this is a brand centred around the ideas the interplay between counterculture, nihilism, various forms of theology and consciousness.
When describing their brand they say ‘The Anti Life is a Higher Consciousness Revolution Movement. A lifestyle & state of mind.’

KILLSTAR
https://www.killstar.com/

In their own words – ‘KILLSTAR is an alternative clothing and lifestyle brand with roots in the UK and USA.
KILLSTAR are paving the way for a neo-dark lifestyle choice worldwide while channeling emotional power and raw energy into every thread. If you’d rather give thumbs up for individuality and let your freak-flag fly high than submit to the fashion industry ‘norm’ – KILLSTAR will be a vortex of dark delight. Mixing fashion forward ideas, statement graphics and an ocean of black garments [if it’s not black, put it back], KILLSTAR celebrates the strange and unusual with open arms.
KILLSTAR urges you to reclaim your freaky side and join the weirdos!’

Again a nihilistic as well as the spiritual but often the absurd and ironic attitude with a fantastic ability to capture bold designs and symbols and images appropriated from Hinduism, Buddhism, Thelma, Satanism(Christianity), Egyptian mythology, aliens and cats

Literature 

So many… But Ill briefly discuss 2 that started me off on this trail…

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

A best selling self help book which offers techniques to help live a healthier and happier life. Based on the now popular ideas of mindfulness, which are in turn based on Buddhist traditions. Eckhart Tolle explains in plain english, the psychology of an over active mind are understood and the methods of taking oneself out of ones life narrative, away from the created self, the ego, to quiet the mind. To place you outside of the anxiety and worry over the future and out of the hang ups of regret from the past, to become present in the moment and access ‘The Power Of Now’ Having sold tens of millions of copies and into 33 languages, it has to be said that this will have some impact of the consciousness as a whole.


The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret is based on the Law Of Attraction with a fairly simple idea which is to get everything that you want ask, believe, and receive the words of which based on a quote from the Bible – Matthew 21:22: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” In practice it talks about setting intention, getting into a mindset of gratitude and abundance and in believing that you will get what you wish, your wish comes try. Byrne says ‘The law of attraction says that like attracts like, and when you think and feel what you want to attract on the inside, the law will use people, circumstances and events to magnetize what you want.’ and goes so far as to say we all have a genie inside of us waiting to help. To back up her claims she trawls through history finding examples of this being uncovered, she quotes Paulo Coelho the writer of ‘The Alchemist’ “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The pseudoscience of it is that we are all energy vibrating and our conscious intention is sent out to the universe like radio waves and mysteriously manifests this frequency in physical form. Again.. a game changer having sold 20 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages

You can get the gist of it here

So… thats about it…2 obvious oversights on my part are, where this resurgence is manifesting in contemporary art and also in the spiritual practices themselves and while maxing the words past 2000 at present I feel these sections should be investigated individually. This is only a fraction of the what i’d like to call evidence to support the idea that there is something bubbling, something is building, its been here for years, perhaps even before us, perhaps since the beginning of time. Within humanity a resurgence is happening, a reinvestigation into the phenomenal. Sure theres a lot of nonsense out there, but there is also a lot of innate sense if you take the time, all you need do is be open to the possibility and I believe it will become apparent…

CHANGE IS COMING!

But what happens when(if) we wake up to be living in a world where all is known? Forget the self defeating irony hidden under the veil of agendized POST-TRUTH society. I look forward to an open, empathic and fulfilling POST-ESOTERICA universe of abundance and equality.

Share the knowledge.

Ill leave you with this….

‘And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.’ (Tentatively accredited to Nietzsche, yet dated 2003)

Blair Zaye