Michael Jackson Album art Deconstructed.

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I have long been aware of a connection between Michael Jackson and myself,  he was raised Jehovah’s Witness as I was.  When he got disfellowshipped I wasn’t allowed to listen to his music anymore.  I got disfellowshipped by an elder from his congregation whose bragging rights were that he was from the congregation where Michael got disfellowshipped from.  When I got a job after being on the street off and on for 5 years, it was at the Woodland Hills Whole Foods.  I drove past his congregation on my way to work.  I once met his brother Tito shopping there.  He was rude.

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the archangel Michael incarnated as Jesus.  He was named after Michael the archangel, I was named after Jesus Christ.  When he died I was miserable, I cried, not because I worshipped him like his fans but because of a heart felt connection and deep understanding.  I made a painting to commemorate his Mahasamahdi because, like myself, he was a Maha Jagad Guru.

Mahasamādhi (the great and final samādhi) is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one’s body .[1][2] A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who has attained the state of nirvikalpa samadhi, will, at an appropriate time, consciously exit from their body. This is known as mahasamadhi. This is not the same as the physical death that occurs for an unenlightened person.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasam%C4%81dhi

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I bought the Michael album after his death, which kind of sucked, there were only a few good songs on there.  But recently I took a closer look at the album art, and I noticed some interesting things I hadn’t seen before.  First of all it seems to be a kind of visual homage to the Beatle’s Sargent Pepper album in which the show all of the influences on the Beatle’s music.  But I also noticed a kind of flow, from up and right to down and left.

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On the right hand, which is Sol-ar, it says Sol-ve as in Sol-ution or Sol-vent and on the left hand it says Coagule, as in to Coagulate or Congeal.  What you see is a movement and a transition from Michael from his black heritage to some manner of Shamanic death with the zombies and occult symbolism (MJ got disfellowshipped for “occult themes” in the Thriller video).  Also you see a straw man of himself (Oh I wish I had a brain) crucified like Jesus with letters underneath him (INRI).  Notice a rat sitting on a swing chewing bubble gum.  Perhaps representing his missing childhood being stolen by someone and replacing him.  A dark skinned Roman statue with Fascist, Nazi-esque, Eagle symbolism paves the way for his career.  He is shown with peacock feathers behind him symbolizing pride.  You see an alien space ship, ponder that Steven Spielberg never turned on Michael and both of them seem to have an intense interest in aliens, Michael did a cameo in MIB asking if he could be agent M.  Notice how his right side is mostly red and black colors but that is also the side with the white cherub.  Notice the bilateral symmetry in the album cover.

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No notice the right side or his left side.  Notice the presence of the Egyptian symbolism in his clothing that represents Osiris, the god of Life, with Isis and Nephthys embracing them in their wings.  Notice a golden idol standing proudly and staunchly in defiance of his earlier self and childhood.  Notice that he is praising this image of himself.  Notice the cameras.  Notice he is leaning left?  Notice a black Peter Pan?  refusing to give up on the childhood he was robbed of?  Notice the Rabbit Riding a Motorcycle a Caricature of him-self, from the same video Steven Spielberg appears in?  As Michael “Exits stage Left”.  Notice the gavel in the tree that looks like the tree is flipping the bird?  True story, my dad once gave a sermon in which he used Michael Jackson’s glove as a metaphor for showy display of one’s means of life.

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Etymology[edit]

From the direction in theatrical scripts: “Exit stage left“, thus marking the disappearance of a character from the stage in the normal manner.

Noun[edit]

exit stage left (plural exits stage left)

  1. (idiomatic) An orderly and uneventful departure, timed so as not to detract or distract.  [quotations ▼]

Verb[edit]

exit stage left (third-person singular simple present exits stage left, present participle exiting stage left, simple past and past participle exited stage left)

  1. To exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.  [quotations ▼]

  2. (imperative) Leave the scene, and don’t make a fuss.

Notice the burning of the memories?  Notice the exodus of the children?  Notice the money that was created?  Notice the winged male figure embracing the female figure above Africa?  As though MJ is giving consolation to Janet in the Afterlife?  Now if you weren’t raised Jehovah’s Witness you won’t notice how similar the art on the bottom right is to their propaganda.

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Now we are going to discuss some other oddities.  What appears to be our mutual obsession with King Tut.  Now I had this epiphany before this album came out.  This blog is named after this Image because of a shamanic experience I was having be sure to click the link and check the time stamp.

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One final oddity, you will notice some similar images in his painting and mine which I only noticed a few days ago.  And I know it’s from that video in which he turns into a space ship….and I know the flash is from a camera but it also means something else.  It represents a star.

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But it’s not just that, the predominantly red side for him is also predominantly red for me, and the predominantly green side for both of us is on the left, also the recurring depiction of the peacock as representing pride.  Their is also the element of bilateral symmetry in both images.

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