Imagine Dragons released a video for On Top of the World and it’s very obviously meant to show Stanley Kubrick symbolism for Kubrick’s two films The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I don’t think this is anything covert or conspiracy-ish; I just love The Shining (see my 40+ images for Illuminati symbolism in The Shining). In this music video they show us a version of history where the band The Beatles were actually the ones who were the ‘astronauts’ in the fake moon landing. So let’s take a look…
The first shot is Danny from The Shining riding his big wheel. Notice the tin-foil hat; indicative of a conspiracy theorist. He also has the all seeing eye with that Snogard sticker (which is also on Danny’s shirt). Snogard is a term for ‘dragon’ which is obvious a reference to the band’s name, possibly an apparel company tied to the band?? I don’t know; there’s not a ton about it online:
The window says ‘Stan and Brick’ = Stanley Kubrick:
The crowd is watching the Apollo moon launch, which is tied into The Shining because the conspiracy theory behind it is that the Apollo moon landing was faked and Kubrick was the man who shot the fake footage (see my link for the details on that):
Did you notice the word ‘Monolith’ at the bottom of the TV? Monolith is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is the film that the government supposedly funded in exchange for Kubrick shooting the fake film landing. The monolith is the large rectangular rock that shows up to help the evolution of humanity. 2001 used front screen projection, which theorist Jay Weidner argues is the proof for the fake moon landing, based on the footage.
Here’s the carpet from The Overlook Hotel in the background:
The house number is 2001; again a link to 2001. We see this as the first Beatle to leave for the fake moon landing:
Here we see the second Beatle getting in his yellow Beetle (no puns intended here), which is the car from the film The Shining, even though Stephen King’s Beetle was red:
Here’s the red one from the film that Kubrick swapped out because he and King were at odds:
Here’s the third Beatle, who is presumably Paul McCartney, which I’ll show you here in a second. But for now, take a look at the checkered Freemasonry floor in his glasses:
Take a look at the Freemasonry compass and square in the upper right corner, and also the All Seeing Eye in the triangle above Paul’s head. The band has some ties to LDS Mormonism, which has its own connection to Freemasonry since the founder Joseph Smith was a former Freemason (and subsequently took much of the same symbolism and ideals with him to create the LDS church). On the left you’ll see the Calumet Baking Powder from the film, the cowboy statue from the manager’s office, as well as the typewriter. And the Gemini twins are obviously a reference to the dead twins Danny see in the movie:
Here’s that portrait of McCartney I was mentioning earlier:
I’m not sure if this is meant to reference Jack Nicholson because it’s the Easy Rider outfit, or if one of the Beatles wore this (if you know please comment), but here’s another Beatle:
Here we see a reference to Room 237, which is the room that Danny goes into and sees the ghosts. 237 is important in theories because it was considered the miles from Earth to the moon back in the ’60s when Apollo 11 happened (237,000 miles). Scenic Overlook is reference to the The Overlook Hotel. Notice the red, white, and blue tires, which the film The Shining is full of as themed colors:
Very obviously The Beatles with this famous shot:
Here’s the red eye which is HAL from 2001:
Once they get inside the studio, we see the obvious agenda of the fake film landing:
And finally we see director Stanley Kubrick behind the scenes:
This video isn’t the first to reference to The Shining, because the film Toy Story did it as well, (see Cracked.com for more):
I’ve got the full symbolism breakdown (which mirrors the post somewhat, but goes into further details slightly) in my book A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture as well if you’re interested:
I explore links between all of the Illuminati conspiracy theories, the music, film, and entertainment industry’s infiltration, and brainwashing symbolism found in all of these venues (e.g. the All Seeing Eye, pyramids, etc.). Ancient cultures, Nazis and occult worship still play a key role in today’s control system, and I provide insight into these topics, including a never before released review of the controversial and banned documentary of Princess Diana’s murder Unlawful Killing. This film has never been released and I was able to watch a copy of it and detail its findings in this book.
More original theories are presented such as Rihanna’s occult origins, red dragons and their symbolism, and the Illuminati eugenics program being deployed through a transhuman robotic agenda. I also explain how David Icke’s theories of the Moon Matrix and Saturn Worship operate to manipulate us into a false reality.
I wrap the book up with a conclusion of what actually works out of all this mess. It includes an assessment of David Icke’s reptilian shape shifters explained through a legitimate cognitive style model theory in academia called ‘Adaption-Innovation’ theory.