Occult watch: of rock stars and 'aliens'
Recently we were in Nashville, Tennessee, and it was fascinating -- sauntering through a museum on the history of country-western and related pop music.
One always wonders how much of "hit" music is spiritually healthy and how much is less so or even from the evil one.
So very many issues seem to haunt famous musicians, most recently David Bowie, of the UK, and Prince, 57, from Minneapolis. The list of musicians who have died even younger than Prince -- much younger, in their twenties -- is a long one. One website had a list of 147 who died early, and it was dated a while back; others list those who have died precisely at age 27. Whitney Huston, Kurt Cobain, Selena, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye, Jim Morrison all went "before their time."
Elvis was 42, Lennon only 40.
Interestingly, a disproportionate number of these pop stars also claimed some kind of an encounter with "UFOs," "flying saucers," or "aliens," and practiced various forms of occultism.
We have long warned that at least some of the cases which are not outright imagining or tall tales may be the result of an influence that is demonic: deceptive spirits in a guise that will appeal to modern society just as leprechauns and fairies and gremlins appealed to previous generations.
It is called "transmogrification" (or call it shape-shifting, if you like; that's was the Navajos called it). Indians were well-acquainted with this manifestation of occultism and labeled luminosities in the sky "spirit lights" (not necessarily all evil; in other cases, there are claims that orbs are spirits of the deceased).
But this is to stray. Back to the rock stars.
Elvis. When he was born it's said an eerie light was seen over his family's home (a twin brother died at birth), and when he was eight, according to reports, this man who would become as famous as any modern musician has -- this man with such extraordinary talent -- claimed to have "telepathic" contact with space beings who showed him a man in white performing in front of throngs of people.
This made sense later in life -- when he appeared before crowds, bedecked in that color.
His hairstylist claimed to have had two "alien" encounters with Presley, one while crossing a Nevada desert, another at the superstar's home, known as Graceland. Both allegedly involved circular objects and flashing lights (rotating lights are also known to be reported by those struggling with deliverance).
Mick Jagger. The "bad boy" of Sixties rock claimed to have seen a cigar-shaped UFO "mothership" while camping with girlfriend Marianne Faithful. A year later the "mothership" was again seen on the eve of an infamous concert at Altamont Speedway in California, during which Hell's Angels -- acting as security for the band -- killed a man named Meredith Hunter.
Lennon. He once claimed to have seen a UFO hovering outside near the balcony of his Manhattan apartment. According to a website, on another occasion he was jolted awake at night by a mysterious force and spotting a glaring light coming from outside, left his home and saw four creatures with "big bug eyes and little bug mouths."
This is also how demons can appear.
Is it a coincidence that voodoo gods have been depicted as alien-like (the humanoid variety)?
Lennon's first band after The Beatles was called the "UFONO Band," in deference to his wife, Yoko, who like her husband has an interest in the occult. (Lennon was killed by a deranged man, David Chapman, who said "little people" had instructed him to shoot the mega-famous songwriter. Let us pray.)
Were drugs involved in these cases? Perhaps. If so: is it simple hallucination -- the brain's wiring jumping loose -- or might it be that drugs can open spiritual doors through which the wrong forces enter?
Bowie. He wrote songs with titles such as Loving the Alien and The Man Who Fell to Earth and said he once saw "a strange object hovering above a field" that seemed like a doorway to a dimension "beyond our own."
The list goes on.
Jimi Hendrix claimed to have seen one near Woodstock, New York, while driving back to Manhattan. A companion is quoted as saying that the road in front of them suddenly lit up, and a bright cone-shaped phosphorescent object right out of science fiction (or a hallucination) appeared. However, it was seen by both men. Several years later, many would claim to see UFOs at the famous Woodstock rock festival. (Hendrix once famously pleaded for help, believing he was possessed.) Prayer needs here.
Michael Jackson? He was close friends with "psychic" Uri Geller -- who claimed his spoon-bending phenomena came from aliens from the future.
What deception. We really should pray for these people, and that we are not likewise deceived.
(In a future "special report," we'll be mentioning what we learned personally about Geller.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival had a 1969 song called "It Came Out of the Sky." Elton John wrote a song called "I Saw the Saucers." The Byrds crooned about "Mr. Spaceman" (in a genre that even became known as "space rock").
There are rockers who have been attached to Loch Ness in Scotland. UFOs there, also. It's where Stairway To Heaven, about the "May Queen," was written. It's also where notorious occultist Aleister Crowley lived.
At any rate, point made. The tally goes on. Connections? Has modern music too often been inspired by actual darkness? Is this what causes such obsession, such frenzy?
Some believe that before he fell, Satan was the overseer of heavenly choirs (music).
One thing we can know is that music goes directly to the soul, which is why Satan may use it. There can be a mix of good inspiration (especially when lyrics lift the spirits) and darkness.
Evil spirits can grant things like fame and song, and certainly wealth, but there is a price to pay, perhaps, or at least injury to be suffered, in the end.
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