Duran Duran released a song in the ’80s called The Union of the Snake and it raised many questions. It was actually quite controversial (or so the 80s on 8 DJ on Sirius satellite radio said). I searched around and found a quote from the band about the meaning of the song:
Q: “What about the song ‘Union of the Snake’?
A: “I’ll tell ya. The union of the snake is the union of the snake and the man. The snake symbolizes a kind of subconscious power force or strength, and the song is really about the fears of the subconscious mind breaking through to the conscious mind.”
He outright tells you its occult meaning right there. This stuff coincides with David Icke’s discussion on the power of implanting messages into the subconscious and how they can play out it in the Matrix “real world.” The union is the hybridization of reptilian alien beings and the elite human bloodlines of Illuminati. The post that I found the quote above from was a forum thread, and they proceeded to say it was a political statement. That’s pretty ignorant, the guy says it openly and clearly that it’s esoteric knowledge.
Check out the single’s album cover, you can see the All Seeing Eye (covered in the Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: The All Seeing Eye and 666 Hand Gesture post):
In the video Union of the Snake it features the guys from the band being tracked by a reptilian being across the desert.
And then out of nowhere, a lady in red shows them to a cube shaped elevator (heavy Saturn symbolism with the color red and the cube; although I’m sure every elevator has a cube shape, so that part of the argument is weak). The lady in red is occultist Aleister Crowley’s Scarlet Whore of Babylon. You can read more on Aleister Crowley and his influence on the entertainment industry in the Aleister Crowley & the Illuminati magick trance on the entertainment industry post. I also go into further detail on the importance of Saturn and cube symbolism in the Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: Saturn and the Black Cube post:
The cube is merely the three dimensional version of the four-sided square, which corresponds to the physical realm and material world; yet another link to the cube being the building block of nature (with ‘nature’ being the material world). We can also logically see that the number four is represented in many forms of our established world. There are the four seasons, the elements (air, fire, earth, and water), signs of the zodiac, cardinal directions, and countless other places.
The Tetractys, or tetrad, is the triangular shape composed of ten points which was a secret, mystical symbol to Pythagoras. It appears in various forms, one of which is arguably the Kabbalah. The ten Sephirots of the Kabbalah correspond to the ten points of the Tetractys. If you take 7 of the 10 points to form a cube, you are left with three dots that represent the ethereal invisible nature of the world, while the 7 of the cube represent the material, three dimensional world.
Doesn’t that seem like what we’re looking at here since the band themselves admitted this video had an esoteric tie-in?
She leads him underground into what appears to be the lair for these reptilian/human hybrids and we see tattered, abused children. This is part of Icke’s message; these Illuminati types abuse children to ‘feed’ the reptilian fourth dimensional Illuminati beings. The fear and emotion set off by these pre-pubescent children is the ultimate feast for these ‘aliens.’ These reptilian beings have been discussed in Ancient Aliens and even the Bible. The Bible even discusses the abuse and sacrifice of children to the god Ba’al, (the same owl figure seen in Bohemian Grove).
There is also a jester wearing the masonic imagery of a checkered outfit juggling for whatever reason.
Once the character gets down there, a malevolent being is seen and one of the abused children tries to make a run for it and you see the reptilians chase him. The character and the child escape via the cube/elevator and we see them crawling back through the desert. Sparks and showers of flames come from the Heavens and we see the character take a look at them and simply pass out. He comes to the next morning and all he sees is the scepter that the malevolent being underground had, and then hops a ride with a Native American.
The video ends here, with several unanswered questions. There are questions because it’s not meant to be understood by the masses, it’s simply symbolism meant for the initiated to understand, not the layman. Check out the lyrics and see if you can make any sense out of them:
Telegram force and ready
I knew this was a big mistake
There’sa fine line drawing
My senses together
And I think it’s about to break
If I listen close I can hear them singers
Voices in your body coming through on the radio
The Union of the Snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline
Nightshades on a warning
Give me strength at least give me a light
Give me anything even sympathy
There’s a chance you could be right
The Union of the Snake is on the climb
It’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Gonna move up to the borderline
Commenter fleurdamour points out the alchemical connections here:
It’s also about the Ouroborous, an alchemical symbol of the Self, and raising the Kundalini.
And re: the lyrics, nightshade is a deeply magical plant, and the line about ‘give me a light’ could be a reference to Illumination. I also think the line about the ‘voices in your body coming through on the radio’ refers to a state of heightened consciousness of the archetypal collective unconscious when the inner and outer worlds start synchronistically interacting on a much more stimulated and unified level than normal.
You can see on that wiki link that there is talk of the Illuminati symbolism of the sun:
Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche. The Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann writes of it as a representation of the pre-ego “dawn state”, depicting the undifferentiated infancy experience of both mankind and the individual child.
I go into further detail on the importance of triangles, pyramids, and the sun in the Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: Triangles, Pyramids, and the Sun post:
The symbol of the triangle is commonly held to have a much deeper and esoteric meaning than the basic geometric shape we common-folk see. The symbolism, or meaning, of the triangle is usually viewed as one of spiritual importance. The Christian faith views the three sides of the triangle as the Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Ancient Egyptians believed the right sided triangle represented their form of the Trinity with the hypotenuse being the child god Horus, the upright side being the sacred feminine goddess Isis, and the base is the male Osiris. This concept was kept in a sort of ‘chain of custody’ when the Greek mathematician Pythagoras learned much from the ancient Egyptians and then applied it to geometry. He even went as far as to set up one of the first schools of mystery with a religious sect that practiced his philosophy, mathematics, and conferring of esoteric principles. In theory, the secret societies, cults, occultists, and other nefarious groups, collectively known as the Illuminati, maintain all of this knowledge and use it in a much different manner.
If you’re looking for more 80’s Illuminati symbolism, check out my post about Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams music video.