Updated June 6, 2012
In our first article on Rihanna (“Rihanna The Illuminati Princess: Pushing the Satanic Agenda”), we detailed how throughout her career, Rihanna has been a promoter of sinful rebellion, promiscuity, sexual deviance and satanic imagery. Her streak continued with her latest video for her single “Where Have You Been.” A dance club song about hooking up for fornication, the video reveals much darker imagery in line with the Satanic Illuminati symbolism of past Rihanna performances. Here is the video:
The Beast Emerges From The Sea
As we noted before, Rihanna repeatedly promotes overt sexual promiscuity in her video. Where Have You Been opens with a topless Rihanna wearing body paint and pasties to look as if she has scales of a sea creature. She emerges from a lake as a mermaid-like sea creature. The video is trying to establish that Rihanna’s character is not entirely human. The imagery is similar to that of the vision of the Antichrist the Apostle John sees in Heaven as recorded in the Bible’s book of Revelation.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. – Revelation 13:1
The Antichrist, the satanically-empowered False Messiah of the end times, is a man, but is also referred to as “The Beast” indicating he may not be entirely human (more on that below). It is also interesting that Rihanna is made up to resemble the mermaid. In mythology mermaids were fish-human hybrids and said to be related to Dagon, the god of the Canaanites and Philistines in the Bible. The Philistines were heated enemies of God and ancient Israel, God’s chosen nation to bring His message to the world. The Bible records a time when the Philistines stole the ark of the covenant, the most holy item in Israel. It was a box that contained the 10 commandments, the rod of Moses and manna, the bread which came from Heaven to feed the Israelites in the wilderness. The Philistines, wanting power for themselves, stole it:
When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. – 1 Samuel 5.
As will always be the case, in the presence of the true God, the false gods of the occult fall.
The Third Eye of Illumination
At the climax of the video, Rihanna, moving in slow motion has several images of herself emerge from her body, indicating that the spiritual imagery in the video has begun. In the photo above, Rihanna, along with multiple images of herself raises her head back as if in worship and a light with the Third Eye of illumination on her forehead shining. Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree Freemason and one of the greatest occult researchers of all time, writes:
The exact science of regeneration is the Lost Key of Masonry, for when the Spirit Fire is lifted up through the thirty three degrees, or segments of the spinal column and enters into the domed skull, it finally passes into the pituitary body (Isis), where it invokes Ra (the pineal gland) and demands the Sacred Name. Operative Masonry, in the fullest meaning of the term, signifies the process by which the Eye of Horus is opened..In the human brain there is a tiny gland called the pineal body, which is the sacred eye of the ancients, and corresponds to the third eye of the Cyclops. Little is known about the pineal body which Decartes suggested…might abode the spirit of man. – Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 227
In the occult and New Age mysticism, such as Kundalini, the Third Eye symbolizes achieving inner enlightenment and accessing greater spiritual powers such as psychic ability, channeling spirits and out of body experiences. If this seems “out there”, consider the fact that there are thousands of sites on the internet today devoted to ways of opening the Third Eye. As the world moves more and more into New Age mysticism and the occult, the interest in activating the pineal gland had increase (the pineal gland is real and resides in the forehead. It is a gland that responds to light and initiates sleep). Opening the Third Eye is a concept that has resonated along many, many different cultures in history, from the chakra point to the Cyclops of Greek Mythology, who had the single eye on his forehead opened, symbolizing Third Eye illumination.
In Kundalini, the third eye is a “chakra point” that must be opened in conjunction with activating the pituitary gland. Yoga helps to achieve this occult ritual:
Shiva yoga is a form of yoga practice which concentrates on awakening the pineal gland. This gland is often dormant because our third dimensional self is usually focused on the outer sensate world rather than the higher spheres. Shiva yoga teaches that cosmic light descends to meet the individual through the optic thalamic nerve connection of the crown chakra. Once the Kundalini has risen to the pituitary gland, it merges with the cosmic light which the pineal gland has received in the third ventricle… The opened Third Eye is also known as the Middle Eye of Shiva, the Eye of Horus, and the Horn of the Unicorn. (source)
According to occult experts like Manly P. Hall, symbols serve both as a message to the initiate and as a means of imbedding an image in the mind of the viewer. In certain voodoo rituals, the practitioner would dance to summon spirits to possess them. To no surprise the stylist for the video said they were going for a “voodoo feel.” In voodoo dance spells can be cast on someone by watching them and in voodoo beliefs, just touching the demon-possessed dancer can lead to harm. As with much of the occult, there are also sexual rituals involved as well and Rihanna brings her usual over-sexualized moves and gyrations to this video. In the image below, she writhes on the floor while her dancers lay on their backs with their legs spread.
Notice the throne sitting in the background. The women on their backs are facing it, the women standing up are dancing towards it and there appears to be a smoky image residing in the seat. Who is the throne for?
At 1:50 in the Where Have You Been video, Rihanna and her dancers form a pose of an eye with Rihanna in the center (B&E: Thanks to reader Banji for pointing this out):
Of course all of this effort to access spirits, attain psychic powers and perform rituals of “ascension” are the basics of witchcraft, which is strictly forbidden in the Bible:
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. –Deuteronomy 18:9-12.
God strictly forbade these practices as sin. They involve contacting evil spirits and rebellious fallen angels who are under the leadership of Satan. It is an invitation and evocation of demonic spirits to enter one’s life and body. The idea of occult enlightenment and awakening goes back to Satan (the “Light bearer”) and his initial offer of godhood to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
“Now the serpent was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods…” – Genesis 3:1-5.
Notice the devil twisted God’s commands and lied to Eve with the promise that she would not die, her eyes would be opened and that she would be a god. This has been Satan’s primary deception since the beginning of humanity.
This is why it was an abomination to God. The Philistines, the enemies of God who worshiped the fish-man god Dagon, were descendants of the half angel-half human Nephilim hybrids. Their leader was a giant named Goliath who was approximately 9 feet tall. Many are familiar with the Bible account of David and Goliath, but there are more details to notice. David, who in the Bible was a foreshadow of Jesus Christ, defeated Goliath (a foreshadow of the Antichrist) by hitting him with a stone in his forehead:
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. (1 Samuel 17:44-49)
The giant Goliath was killed by a stone to his forehead, the location of the occult Third Eye and like the statue of Dagon, he fell before David. It is also interesting to note that the Mark of the Beast that will be instituted by the Antichrist in the end times can be placed on the right hand or the forehead. Will there be a link to the Third Eye when it is being offered to the world?
Enter The Goddess
The final spiritual imagery of the video shows Rihanna with many arms. Even secular entertainment articles wrote that in this image she is mimicking the god Shiva, also known as The Destroyer, in Hinduism. Here is a statue of the many-armed god:
Notice that it is “Shiva Yoga” that opens the Third Eye. In the a list of “Internal Names” for Satan in the Satanic Bible, the name Shiva is listed. And in the Bible there is an evil angel in the bottomless pit of hell with a similar name: “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). Abaddon means “destroyer” in Hebrew.
Interestingly, Newsweek Magazine made a cover of President Obama looking like the god Shiva.
UPDATE — Rihanna’s American Idol Performance
During the finale of American Idol, Rihanna performed Where Have You Been and continued her use of occult imagery. As seen in the video below, she begins the performance in an illuminated pyramid capstone, a satanic symbol, as we detailed in our initial Rihanna article. Notice there is also an image of a pyramid capstone on the screen in the background as well as the three horizontal stripes used by her mentor Jay-Z on the cover of his Blueprint 3 album.
As the world moves closer to the end times, the paradigm shift to open society up to occult mysticism is being ramped up more than ever. Symbols and dances that would have startled Bible-literate Christians a century ago are now “just another hot video to dance to” for churches today, many of whom are even teaching yoga themselves. This is why sticking to the truths of the Bible is so important. Satan and his minions can influence the lost to promote his images and his religion to the world on a regular basis. The lure of “higher consciousness”, “spiritual ascension” and “divine light” never gets old.
But it is futile to try and ascend without God. It is just a distraction from the truth that we are created beings and sinners who are guilty in God’s eyes and need forgiveness. We can become at peace with God and receive eternal life. But it is done through Jesus Christ. If you are not a Christian, again we urge you to look at the numerous occult and sinful images being put out in society today and realize that there are forces that are battling for your soul. But Jesus Christ has defeated all of them. Which is why it just takes faith in Christ’s sacrifice for sins to receive Him:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” – John 6:47.