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Occult Symbolism That Is Hidden in Plain Sight

My goal is to write articles that go against the flow to pique discussion, offer a different perspective and connect some dots.


Occult Symbols

There are many symbols and occult references that stand out in today's music culture. From the historical artifacts musical artists carry around today, it seems the occult world has never really gone away—in fact, it has become more flagrant and blatant.

The problem is that many are unaware of the meanings behind what they consider to be purely artistic entertainment with no real hidden meanings or agendas behind them.

However, there are many artists who promote their music using occult influences. The following evidence will show striking similarities with occult ideologies that are synonymous with popular mainstream artists in the music industry.

The following information presented will parallel accounts from ancient cultures to recent ones. There are too many similarities for it to be just a coincidence.

The music culture has aligned itself with something much more than just poetic lyrics and catchy sounds. The symbolic veil is thinning between the physical and spiritual realm, but many are too blind to see it. It is important to be aware of the occult agenda that is manifesting in greater force these days.

Kayne West: Masonic Rite Of Passage

Kanye West is a popular music artist who promotes his music with imagery that has deep occult meaning rooted in Freemasonry. The representation of the pillars behind him is ubiquitous with many cultures as an entrance or gateway that holds the key to power and enlightenment. Kanye West is pictured at the gateway as the chosen one representing the hidden rulers of the world that reside behind him.

The ancient Egyptian god Horus was considered to be the sky god who was represented in the symbol of the single all-seeing eye. The one eye is the most well known in occult symbolism and is where the Great Seal of the United States originates from.

The symbolism of Horus is very important in Freemasonry. The path of the initiate through the Masonic degrees is descriptive of the process by which the Eye of Horus is opened.

The pillared gateway is for the exclusive illuminated ones. Kanye West is seen wearing a Horus pendant that has importance and significant meaning, not only in ancient Egyptian culture, but in Freemasonry as well.

The horned females next to Kanye represent two goddesses of ancient Egypt, Isis and Hathor. Isis was the goddess of nature, magic, and motherhood. Hathor was the goddess of music, dance, and fertility. They are known as the protectors of the dead as they journey into the afterlife.

In the occult, the initiate symbolically dies and is reborn. Kanye West is standing under the Sword of Damocles as part of a Masonic ritual to obtain the 33rd degree. This rite happens in public, and the more there are witnesses, the more power is given. In a metaphorical sense, Kanye West kills off his former self and is reborn to receive power right in front of his public audience.

Taylor Swift: Masonic Initiation

In 2009, Taylor Swift was humiliated by Kanye West as she received the best female video award at the VMA's (Video Music Awards). Kanye interrupted her by taking the mic and said that Beyonce had the best video of all-time. As part of a Masonic initiation, Taylor Swift was to be humiliated in front of her peers when receiving her first prestigious award before the queen of the ceremony, Beyonce Knowles.

Proceeding the humiliation, Taylor Swift was allowed to have her moment appearing in a red dress with Beyonce who was wearing a dress of the same colour. As they both hugged, all of a sudden some text flashed above them on the TV screen as they embraced. The message or text was:


Many fail to see the symbolic display of Taylor Swift's initiation as being one of the chosen ones who is part of an exclusive inside group. The ordeal she had to go through was the rite of passage through an occult ritual that was performed in public music. Many cannot see that it is not just purely entertainment, but something much more sinister was taking place.


The Significance of the Number 40

Forty is the number of trial and privation in the Bible. There were forty days of the Great Flood and forty years Moses wandered in the desert. Christ was tempted by the devil while he spent forty days in the wilderness. In essence, forty is symbolic for choosing between life and death.

What you may find interesting is that every eight years the planet Venus forms a pentagram and returns to its original point every forty years with a forty-day regression. The number forty has significance in both mainstream religion and the occult.

Does the number 40 have any hidden meaning as it was flashed on the screens of all those who were watching the VMA awards that night?


Does this text have a subliminal or some hidden message? Can it be a message that could be deciphered by certain people?

Do you think it could mean, "Ready for the 40 Before the Apollyon Temple Order."

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name APOLLYON. - Revelation 9:11

The sacred occult number 11, such as the 11th day, of the 9th month, in the year 2001 (9+1+1=11).

The sacred occult number 11, such as the 11th day, of the 9th month, in the year 2001 (9+1+1=11).

Notice the name Apollyon in the Christian Bible verse, but also the chapter number and verse number. It is 9:11. Could this be a reference to an event that was to happen in the future?

13 is a prime number.

13 is a prime number.

The Significance of Prime Numbers in the Occult

Prime numbers have been used in the occult that have no divisors other than itself. They are believed by the Masons and the Illuminati to have special powers.

The Video Music Awards (VMA's) were held on September 13th, 2009.

Taylor and Beyonce's symbolic embrace with a momentary flash of text on the screen above them could be a message to the indoctrinated followers about a future event. These followers are those who have pledged loyalty and allegiance in exchange for fame and fortune. They would possibly know the mysterious and mystical hidden message behind the code.

Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

Sky Saxon

Sky Saxon

June 25th, 2009 is remembered for the deaths of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Sky Saxon. Careful planning was carried out according to the correct numbers if their rituals and sacrifices were to be successful.

In the occult, human sacrifice is also part of the ceremony.

Tragic events have occurred and were carried out carefully according to the sacred occult number 11. On the 11th day of the 9th month in the year 2001 (9+1+1=11) the American Airlines flight number 11 crashed into the world trade centre. United Airlines flight number 77 crashed into the Pentagon (11x7=77). The north and south Twin Towers were 110 stories tall (11x10=110). It happened on the 254th day of the year (2+5+4=11).

George Bush with a fireman wearing the number 164 on his helmet.

George Bush with a fireman wearing the number 164 on his helmet.

Also, on September 11th, 1990, George W. Bush gave a congressional speech about moving towards a New World Order. When President Bush visited New York after the attacks, he was pictured with a fireman with a helmet number 164 (1+6+4=11).

September 11th, 2001 is one of the biggest lying wonders of the world.

Unfortunately, many are blind to seeing the hidden meaning behind the current events that are taking place right in front of our eyes today.

 A tribute to the Illuminati and the all seeing eye.

A tribute to the Illuminati and the all seeing eye.

Occult Symbolism: The Mark of Ownership and Deception

Occult symbolism has become mainstream, but many do not recognize it for what it is because of the lack of knowledge about its origins. From music, fashion, and the entertainment industries there is a surge in occult symbolism that is hidden in plain sight. Symbols are created as a mark of ownership giving special significance to the one who uses it.

Symbols and imagery are a way to manipulate our thought process on issues on things such as economics, war, politics, and religion. The masses are obliging and embracing Illuminati ideologies to support their agenda of attaining a one-world-system that is disguised in ecumenical words like global, peace, unity, security and safety. There is a New World Order that is being promoted where a certain elite group has control over government, industry, and media throughout the world.

Many may call this conspiracy theory, but a New World Order is a phrase that has been used and documented by many world leaders. From the time of the Tower of Babel to today certain people have strived to take complete control of the world. The implementation of this agenda should be obvious, but many are too blind as they cannot see the pronounced ostentatiousness of what is happening right in front of their eyes. The paradigm shift is in full force as government and religious institutions are in alignment with this agenda.

We are in a time of utmost importance and urgency and wake up from the oppression and bondage of this world that the mainstream media promotes and expose their deception for what it is.

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. - Cicero, 42 B.C.


If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

— Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister

Are you awake or sleeping with the rest of the masses out there?

The current events and trends as they are unfolding today are part of a greater malevolent plan.

Seek the truth and you will find it and encourage others too as well.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is promoting a lot of glamour and hot scenarios in media due to Illuminati ?

Answer: You can usually see the Illuminati symbolism promoted in the media when looking at these things from an esoteric perspective.

© 2012 PlanksandNails

Comments Appreciated

Liam Randall on June 19, 2020:

People who have taken the time and energy to sign up and comment how much "time you're wasting" .. you just made your own point. If you were confident it were not true, why would you have to say anything at all?

Understand that the author has presented their case for pervasive, and profound occult manipulations on a whole societal level. The beauty of life is you have free will to disagree with the author. You are not bound or enslaved to his one and only point of view. This is ABUNDANTLY more important for trustworthiness than the material substance of his arguments (which are sound, though not conclusive). This fact alone that you are free to consider the evidence and not obligated to think anything at all, to me, lends enormous credibility to the possibility of a malevolent and secretly manipulated society.

A luciferian cannot ever make you hate God using logic. They can only do so through deception, whereby your free will to choose has been removed / subverted. Rational thinkers need to consider the argument in the forwards direction. If a person were going to do something evil that would harm you, would they present themselves as ugly and repulsive? No, obviously not. Evil will always present itself in the form of something sweet and attractive (not all attractive things are evil, this is not what I said). Rather than ask the backwards question "Why would somebody want to commit evil acts?" A rational person would ask "Why WOULDN'T someone want to commit evil acts?" But human emotion always gets in the way, and the majority soothe themselves by saying "It could never happen".

Wilder more improbable things have happened my friend. Use occam's razor. Stop trying to jump through hoops to rationalize the deceptive words and acts around you every day. Simplify.

Elantoh on February 17, 2017:

The danger of these well meaning sites on symbolism is they unintentionally reinforce untrue myths of god, satan, etc.

There is absolutely no empirical evidence that leads to proof of any of those myths. So what happens is an attempt at sharing logical facts of the significance of symbol power keeps people in the heaven/hell fear based mode.

Just because sociopaths believe in something like the satan myth to justify pathological behavior doesn't mean it is real except in their delusional minds.

Yes, mathematics and sacred geometry create amazing designs, healing formations, and basically are working with energy connecting the seen and unseen power, but boogieman beliefs tend to invalidate it to new comers.

justsomeguy on September 23, 2016:

the letter "J" appears nowhere in either the Latin or Hebraic alphabet(s)

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on January 31, 2016:

As a Freemason myself and having friends and family who are also Freemasons and also being as interested as I am in the true nature of the human mind, I have studied Freemasonry, occultism and the subconscious mind for a very large portion of my life. My father (who is very highly ranked in Freemasonry) would swear to this day that Freemasonry and everything associated with it is inherently good whereas I have come to the opposite conclusion. Freemasonry is absolutely packed with occult symbolism and acted out rituals which have been around a lot longer than Freemasonry has and this symbolism and these rituals are being used to further an agenda. Here's the exciting part for me: I know exactly how these symbols are being used and why, I know what they are being used for and I know the effect that they are having, I know the ultimate agenda behind them, I know how it all works and it all goes very deep and gets very scary. The scary thing is that most Freemasons themselves can't even see it - they have been "hoodwinked"! (a phrase very relative to Freemasonry, as I'm sure you're already aware).

Jojo1891 on December 01, 2015:

ll i must say i know some masons, people well educated, religious, altruist so no one would think freemasonary has something bad about it, but i did some reasearch .. You just have to read some of the books the high degrees write since Pike in Dogmas or basic introductions you find in amazon( most of masons cant go further than 10- 3rd degree.. You can search online about their symbols too . So their Great Architect isnot the same God for Christians or Jews for sure, their God is Lycifer , after finding out also found some interviews but those in youtube ( are some too fanatics) so is lycifer is their angel of light in the dark and their god .. I was wondering isnot Lucifer the rival of Jehovah?? You can search on the bible Ezequiel mentioned( supposedly to a king but it was to Satan behind the king) he says he was a cherubin full of wisdom and beauty he was perfect but he got to prideful thinking he could be God and convinced 1/3 of angels ( found in the book of revelations) to rebel agains God so he was throw away from heaven to earth as punishment . Grecoroman myths also call him the fallen Angel . Ok if his plan was to dare God and defeat him wouldnt he presented himself as the real God to the people of earth?? Ok so the story of Adam and Eve , he tempted her to eat from the apple

"For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."... Here come the eye of horus / eye of wisdom the all see eye . You have understand in hebrew there were no plural for eyes only eye. .. So if the whole population in earth through the years were here with Lucifer as their God ( these are of course theory no facts) but you have to understand if Egypt had all the wisdom from Lucifer ( by their gods , remember they were polytheist something that Jehovah didnt allowed).. Just imagine how since the beginning of times he have manipulated most cultures in the world .. Just check masonary uses piramids, and egypt symbols .. Were these great ancient cultures polytheist?? Sure greek, egypt, nazca, Inkas in Peru , mayas in mexico.. All using piramids shapes, adoring the sun and the moon, studying astrology , philosophy..etc ... But breaking Gods law( commandments) .. Later in life jesus came according to the Bible and was tempted .. Just search .. Says devil offered him his kingdom if he would accept him as his God ( refusing Jehovah) why??? Because he already was ruling behind the image of these gods .. Also Chorinthias 4:4 says the God of this world has blinded the mind of the people so they cant hear the gosspel of Jesus.. Who is the God of this world?he was talking about Lucifer... While i was reading the masonic book .. They have 3 pilars wisdom beauty and strength .. So they think you can get to be perfect once you change your cornerstone( soul) .. Was no lucifer expulsed from heaven for trying to be God? And his vanity? .. So now people talk about illuminati and many other groups .. I just think is too much coincidence they use similar if no same symbols..as i said masons try to improve humanity but there are levels, the higher you get , the more knowledge you acquire , most people join because they think is status,is fun etc.. They do have an agenda .. I cant say more simply because there are more things in secret .. Ohhh and catholic was corrupted by masons/ illuminatis from inside ( you see in the symbols/ in their painting, architecture, temples, etc) why? simply to destroy the faith in Jesus.. The church he wanted to fund isnot this one rich? Fake? Crimes? .. Not at all .. So very well planned ... Why choosing good people to fullfill the masonic/illuminti agenda?? Because no one could doubt from good people .. As i said most of them dont know the plans.. Read, see interviews to masons 32,33.. You will understand ..

PlanksandNails (author) on July 28, 2015:


I prefer Cheerios to Life, but thanks anyways!

Rex Steel on July 28, 2015:

You people have to get a life talking about this be is a waste of time

Jenny Jones on June 17, 2015:

pro de lato = for the broad

Jon Peloquin on March 30, 2015:

Hopefully they are just preparing Kayne to be sacrificed at the groove soon. They are less scary with him as one of their puppets.

PlanksandNails (author) on February 06, 2014:


As you know there is a lot of symbolism hidden in plain site. Occult symbolism is a medium for carrying a particular subliminal message. I am not familiar with the WakeMed logo, but once you recognize what they are they jump out at you wherever you go.

turtledove on February 03, 2014:

I recently noticed the logo for WakeMed hospital in Durham is a circle (the sun/sun god Ra) with a zoomed in caduceus staff and part of the head of rahs protector the god Set on the right side. Nobody in the area recognizes any of it.

PlanksandNails (author) on April 30, 2013:


Thank-you for stopping by and pointing out the flow issues with this article. I will look into them and iron out the wrinkles. Your assessment is much appreciated.

Zack Love on April 30, 2013:


This hub is very fascinating and has a ton of great information. Portions of the article seem to be disjoint and not flow smoothly. The picture with the caption "A tribute to the Illuminati... the all seeing eye." and the Astronomy map below it (with text to the left). I would have put this below the bold text about "RDFO IL 40 PRO DEL ATO" and below the picture of taylor swift to keep the natural flow about this.

The large picture about the tribute of the illuminati break up your text about RDFO IL 40 and I would have preferred to keep reading about it rather than pick up about it again after reading the text"Forty is the number of trial..."

Nicole S Hanson from Minnesota on April 16, 2013:

Interesting, I hadn't heard or read about this before.

PlanksandNails (author) on April 11, 2013:


You are right, "It is through His unadulterated blood that will see us through."

The deception in these times is that the blood of Jesus Christ is being marketed everywhere is an adulterated version of the Gospel, and many are falling for the counterfeit. As we weigh and test everything, filter it through the Word of God, and ask for the discernment of the Holy Spirit, we will not be deceived.

Thank-you for you encouragement. It is good to hear from others who are taking heed also. God Bless!

Laston on April 09, 2013:

Very important.

I don't say this to make you feel better, but rather agree with you to the word for the days are evil and many have been made to wonder after the beast. Wide is the gate that leads to destruction and many are on the same.

Please, take note Jesus tells His disciples when they ask Him about His coming. And He simply start by "take heed that no man deceiveth you!" I refuse to be deceived, and have a strong resolve to follow the Lord. You are one of the guys that refuse to be deceived too. Lets hold on to the cross of Christ our Lord. It is through His unadulterated blood that will see us through.

PlanksandNails (author) on March 13, 2013:


Occult symbolism does have meaning; otherwise it would not be symbolic of anything. All it would take is to educate yourself more on the particular subject to find their meanings. The evidence I presented can be researched to their origins, but I get the feeling you have no interest by your disdainful comment. If you feel my life is meaningless and has no purpose by what I have written in this article, then it would simply reveal the shallow extent and scope of your research abilities.

Veronica on March 13, 2013:

You know, I find it funny that before December 21 2012 people were absolutely sure that there were too many end of world prophecies for it to be a coincidence. I mean WAY too many. Yet there WERE coincidences and the world didn't end. Sometimes somethings are simply "fluke" and sometimes people go out of their way to find meaning in the meaningless in order to feel as though they have purpose in their otherwise meaningless lives, the latter of which is what's happening here.

bhaby alsie on February 22, 2013:

thanks for this deeper info.im still looking forward to know more about this thing,keep up and God bless :)

PlanksandNails (author) on January 22, 2013:


There are many Christians who are unaware of the occult symbolism that has infiltrated our society. I believe that even basic understanding of what they are and what they mean would help many see what is hidden in plain site. Many are ignorant of the evil behind what these people do in front of the masses.

Thank-you for stopping by.

Dominique Broomfield MEd from Colorado, USA on January 15, 2013:

Very interesting hub! It is amazing how the unsaved people boldly do unrighteousness, but many professing to be Christians are ashamed and refuse to take a stand to combat evil. Many are just standing by, allowing their world to be poisoned without fighting for what is holy.

PlanksandNails (author) on March 08, 2012:


Here is a link that you may find interesting that digs deeper into the hidden meanings and messages in the music industry.


The messages that are being portrayed are not simply coincidences, but have a real agenda behind them.

Thanks for reading and having an interest in this subject.

God bless.

Theeyeballkid on March 05, 2012:

This is quite a revelation Planks. Thanks for all the information, I am definitely looking further into this.

To be honest I have always had a strong dislike to many of the musicians you mention in this article and what they stand for (materialism, self importance, vanity), but I have never thought to connect the dots.

Keep up the great work.

(BTW my username is nothing to do with the all seeing eye, its named after a lighthearted Tom Waits song, I started to get a little self conscious when commenting on this hub LOL)

PlanksandNails (author) on March 05, 2012:

CJ Sledgehammer,

Thank-you for the encouraging comments. I am glad that your interest was piqued.

("I read recently that Tim Tebow has been seen hanging out with Taylor Swift.")

The way I look at it is that you are either a victim or a target of Satan, there is no in between. With that perspective, and the evidence portrayed in this hub, the question could be asked, who is the victim and who is the target between the two?

The only standard to weigh and test is the Word of God. The Word of God is a measuring rod that detects improper behaviour and apostasy.

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? - 1 Peter 4:17

PlanksandNails (author) on March 05, 2012:


Indeed, the Good News needs to be spread more than ever.

Unfortunately, the true Gospel has been infiltrated with one that is sycretistic, which tries to fuse many different religions and occult practices together as a way to Jesus Christ.

The true Gospel is better portrayed by exposing the counterfeit versions for what they are. Just as in the world, as well as in the church body, many are ignorant to the practises and teachings that are blasphemous towards God.

The church building is no longer a safe place as religious apostasy has become rampant. It is time to take a stand for genuine truth and expose deception. Obedient faithful submission to Jesus Christ leads to surpassing victory.

And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. - Hebrews 11-32-34

PlanksandNails (author) on March 05, 2012:


Here is some more info to peruse if you are interested. Super Bowl is 173 days (1+7+3+11) from the start of the London Olympics.

The Super Bowl half-time show was a occult ritual that is undeniably full of Satanic and Illuminati symbolism that is blasphemous towards Jesus Christ.

If you were to watch Madonna's show its entirety and parallel it with Genesis 3:1-5, 14-15, Exodus 25:12-22, 1 Kings 7:15-21, Isaiah 6:1-3 you will see the mockery it is making.

It is the mockery of the God of the Bible, where man thinks that they can become gods themselves. Madonna was invoking Isis. Madonna stood between the Masonic pillars called Jachin and Boaz as described in the above Scripture reference in 1 Kings, which were built at the entrance to King Solomon's Temple. The concept of the pillars in the occult is a gatweay or entrance to the divine realm.

It is important to understand that the spiritual realm and the forces are real. The all-seeing-eye, Horus, is Lucifer.

Madonna is a follower of Kabalistic teachings where one of the main proponents of the religion was Eliphas Levi, an occultist, alchemist, and satanist, who was mentored by Aleister Crowley.

Thanks for your comment and I hope you can connect some more dots to the agenda behind the spreading of occult imagery behind the biggest stage acts in the world.

CJ Sledgehammer on March 03, 2012:

Planks, I believe this may be our first meeting, but I must admit, it was most enjoyable. :0)

I read recently that Tim Tebow has been seen hanging out with Taylor Swift. I have always suspected Tebow of being a religious show-boater (who is in violation of Matthew 6:5), but we will just have to see where this leads.

I look forward to reading more of your Hubs and I really did appreciate your personal profile. If you are interested, I read some of your commentary over on JReuter's site and decided to pay you a kindly visit. Glad I did.

Interesting commentary, thought-provoking, and well written. Voted up!

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

Isaiah Michael from Wherever God leads us. on March 03, 2012:

Planks excellent work you have posted here. I know many will say there is nothing to it but this is the world we live in. It is time we stand up and preach the true Gospel and reduce the population of hell.

Theeyeballkid on March 03, 2012:

Fascinating hub, a year ago I would have thought you were crazy but nowadays I'm not so sure. The Madonna half time Super Bowl was another example which had a lot of brazen symbolism in it.

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