Arcade Fire released a creepy video for the song Reflektor which is also the name of their latest album. Let’s take a look at some of the Illuminati and occult concepts that can be related to these…
The ‘Age of Reflection’ refers to the Romanticism period (1800-1840) of thought, both scientifically and intellectually. It essentially sought to unify man and nature through science; an opposition to the Age of Enlightenment that sought to divide out the two. Granted, the Age of Enlightenment had prominent Illuminati-Freemasonry ties and historical connections, considering how the two had roots through prominent intellectuals like Isaac Newton (known Freemason), Robert Boyle (known Freemason), John Locke (probable Freemason), and Francis Bacon (rumored Freemason). So one could say the Age of Reflection is in opposition to the practices of the Age of Enlightenment, and therefore the Illuminati. But I’m not going to. And the reason why is because the Age of Reflection believed in a concept of a ‘Golden Age’.
Romanticism had four basic principles: “the original unity of man and nature in a Golden Age; the subsequent separation of man from nature and the fragmentation of human faculties; the interpretability of the history of the universe in human, spiritual terms; and the possibility of salvation through the contemplation of nature.
The Golden Age concept is held near and dear to the Illuminati, as I explain in my book A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture:
Chapter 4- Ancient Cultures and Ancient Aliens
Sumerians, Egyptians, Golden Ages, Left vs. Right Brain, Greek Mythology, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Astronaut Theory
Chapter 7- The Moon and Saturn Matrix
Moon Matrix Theory, Virtual Reality Hypothesis, Quantum Physics, Illuminati Desires for a Golden Age, Saturn Obsessions, Saturn Symbolism & Theories
The Egyptians’ art showed their cultural values and what beliefs they held true. The long period of peace and prosperity of the Egyptian Golden Age implies that they were in tune with nature and interacted with gods. There was harmony and balance, and this is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs and art. The emphasis on the female is what leads some researchers to believe that the Egyptians started out with their golden age due to a female dominated matriarchy. Anthropologists claim there was never such a society, but alternative history theorists say otherwise.
So after you’ve read through that book you’ll see how the Golden Age could be what the Illuminati are striving for.
So let’s take a look at some of the more specific symbolism on the Arcade Fire ‘Reflektor‘ brand.
The song Reflektor has some questionable origin and lyrics. The concept of reflection and mirrors are commonly brought up by conspiracy theorists as a concept of mind control. Fritz Springmeier discusses mind control techniques and said this in an interview:
A lot of the therapists think they are dealing with a particular personality but they are dealing with its mirror image. The systems are programmed, created so that if somebody starts working with them there are all these defensive mechanisms that are triggered. One of the defensive mechanisms is to have mirror image alters take the place of who the therapist is trying to work with. So the therapist thinks they have done something but they have actually just played games. Mirror images of things within the programming itself so that when one particular personality tries to work on their mind’s programming, the mind is so confusing about what they still internally – that they can’t figure out their own mind.
The best manager is somebody who doesn’t have to spend a lot of time giving instructions to a person. If you are a slave master and you have to be constantly telling that slave what to do, and constantly correcting it, and making sure it’s doing its job, you become a slave to the slave.
What you want to do is create a human robot which will be self-directed and self-correcting so they create hierarchies of alters within the person and one of the things they do is create alter personalities within the person’s mind who think they are the programmer themself.
So, Ewen Cameron who was a programmer – his victim would have personalities within them that would think they are Ewen Cameron. Therefore they would carry out the abuse of other personalities as they would perceive Ewen Cameron would do it. That’s one use of mirrors. Another use of mirrors is if you are teaming two slaves together, let’s say you and are teamed. I would have personalities in me that think they are you and you would have personalities created in you that think they are me and it would further the binding process.
Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars had a video for a song called Mirror that had an Illuminati symbolism attachment to mind control:
The mirror is supposed to represent the MK ULTRA fracturing of the mind that happens in these musicians. They take on alter egos because the Illuminati puts them through Dissociative Identity Disorder traumatic events that breaks the mind up into compartments. The lyrics don’t necessarily support this theory much; but I thought I’d mention it.
Occultist/Theosophist Helena Blavatsky discusses some of Eliphas Levi’s (ceremonial magician who created the infamous Baphomet image) beliefs in black magic and the Indian schools of mystery in her book The Secret Doctrine (Hitler and Wizard of Oz writer Frank Baum particularly liked this book):
The first is erroneous; for if all that exists was evolved through (or via) it, it is not the astral light. The latter is not the container of all things but only the reflector, at best, of this all. Eliphas Levi writes: —
“The great Magic agent is the fourth emanation of the life principle (we say — it is the first in the inner, and the second in the outer (our) Universe), of which the Sun is the third form . . . for the day-star (the sun) is only the reflection and material shadow of the Central Sun of truth, which illuminates the intellectual (invisible) world of Spirit and which itself is but a gleam borrowed from the Absolute.”
We hear the lyrics “it’s just a reflector” all throughout the Arcade Fire song, which are very close to Blavatsky statement “only the reflector” and the song ends with the repetition:
It’s a reflector
It’s just a reflector
Just a reflector
But I see you on the other side
It’s just a reflector
But I see you on the other side
We all got things to hide
It’s just a reflector
But I see you on the other side
Did you see that statement “see you on the other side?” That’s occult stuff too. I talk about this in my post Kaballah conspiracy theories & Illuminati symbolism in pop culture:
When broaching the concept of evil, some of the Kabbalah teachings display it through a shadow Sephirot and call it the “Other Side.” It is also referred to as the “evil twin,” and this “Other Side” is represented by evil spirits known as the Qliphoth. The Hermetic Qabalah actually tries to make contact with the Qliphoth spirits as part of the self-realization process (unlike the Jewish Kabbalah).
Take a look at some of the artwork on this album, it closely resembles the Tree of Life in the Kabbalah:
It’s on the bottom left of that album cover. Here you can see it on a concert promo:
Here’s the Tree of Life:
It’s not quite the same, but pretty similar considering all of the occult type lyrics.
Here’s the symbol shown on the video that different conspiracies are being cooked up over:
Here’s an interesting one I read on IlluminatiMindControl, which reinforces some of the influences that the band has gone on record saying they had for the album (Haitian rara music, the film Black Orpheus, and a dreary philosophical essay The Present Age):
In Haitian voodoo, veves represent spiritual figures of the astral forces and in the course of voodoo ritual ceremonies, the reproduction of the astral forces represented by the veves obliges the loa spirits to descend to earth.
For example, the veve for the voodoo spirit Ogun, who presides over war, is below:
The video features use of the number nine and various concepts of mirrors and reflections. The number nine is dissected on NME.com:
Their recent viral marketing campaign, utilising graffiti, posters and billboards of new album title ‘Reflektor’ scattered across the globe, culminated in the release of the single of the same name on 9/9 at 9 PM, a date extensively teased by “999” references in the campaign’s artwork. The number 9 is clearly important – not just as a memorable release date, but also as something with more symbolic significance. Anton Corbijn’s striking video for the song features “nine” prominently, hinting at a deeper numerological purpose.
In some Hindu traditions and for the Baha’i, 9 might symbolise completeness, whereas in areas of China it can represent power. “Reflektor” has nine letters, and is laid out in a pattern that mimics Haitian veve patterns, a Voudou symbol used in rituals (and in the band’s new logo). Perhaps this is simply a gesture towards the Haitian influence on the record? Yet the album’s cover – Rodin’s sculpture of Orpheus and Eurydice – implies a different direction. Rodin initially created the sculpture (of Orpheus attempting to free his lover from the underworld) for his monumental Gates of Hell, illustrating scenes from Dante’s Inferno. As Dante wrote about nine circles of hell, maybe this suggests some kind of link to the epic poem? Meanwhile, some fans have found references to the Hebrew mystical numbers 3 and 7 in material on the band’s website; others discovered coded meanings within the letters themselves. Not to mention that 999 is 666 upside down…
I’ve also heard some talk about the 9 being a snake, or a mirror of the snake in the 6 through the number-occult theorist Marty Leeds. Here’s a pretty cool breakdown of the numerology from Marty:
Getting back to the mirroring/reflection stuff; the idea of symmetry and reflection is conveyed by a lot of religious and spiritual concepts (both occult and non). Heaven and Earth mirror each other and we see this in the Freemason square and compass. If you listen to more on Marty Leeds you can hear the breakdown of the compass (equating to the spirit world or Heaven) as a 3, and the square (equating to the measurable, physical world, or Earth) as a 4.
Ceremonial magic also uses concepts of mirroring through sigils and symbols, as does the Hermeticism concept of As above, so below:
Symmetry is found all over the natural world, as God (or the Great Creator as the Masons call Him) shows us the importance of symmetry and mirroring in the human brain, the human body, the Earth, and any other aspect of balancing (e.g. Yin and Yang). There is even a song on the Reflektor album called Supersymmetry.
Eliphas Levi drew this concept on his talisman of the Star of David image:
I lifted that image from a FASCINATING article on Parareligion.ca about David Bowie and his occult ties. In fact, Bowie appears on the song for Reflektor, bringing us full circle in tying relationships between the occult and Arcade Fire.
If you haven’t seen the video, take a look, let me know what you find in it: