Interpretation … of Stairway to Heaven

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Everyone else and their dog has had a shot at it, why not me?

(See the checkerboard flooring?  Duality!  Climb the stairs to get out of Duality.)

This song is very inspired / in-spirit. Many writers, oh heavens, many humans are inspired with wisdom that they themselves sometimes don’t even know the significance of, at least not when first inspired.

Are the words “satanic”?  … as so many people insist on saying?  I’d say not.  Are they occult?  I’d say so.  But many people wrongly associate the occult with satanism.  The symbology involved is actually Sacred Symbology.  It’s not “satanic” or evil.

Sacred Symbology IS very powerful though… which is why the cabal use it.

There is nothing inherently good or evil in the world, it all depends on the intention behind it.

It’s high time Joe Average uses the knowledge and power of the occult to work light in the world and quits shying from doing so because the cabal have propagandized them about the “evils of the occult” or because Joe can see the evils of the cabal who, yes, do indeed utilize the power of the occult.

It’s like all those superhero stories, “How do you choose to use your powers – for good or for evil?”


For a good overview of what magick and the occult are, expressed in more modern terms from a more recent understanding of the mind, etc. and how you can use them for your benefit, see the following video.  Much of what is discussed are good healing techniques.  Those two parts I always talk about that will lead to ascension – healing and Divine connection – can and are achieved through the proper use of magick.  “Proper” use?  All about Intention baby.  Really no more complicated than that.

A key point in this video that I always like to point out myself is that the “out there” is created “in here”.  Our Inner Causal Realm creates the World of Outer Effects.  The “out there” is a reflection of the “in here”.  By working on ourselves, on our own healing, on our Divine connection and guidance and where we put our focus, we can influence the world around us.

Self needs to be the top priority.

I’d heard it expressed once (and I paraphrase) that trying to fix the “out there” actually, ya know, out there, would be like if you stepped up to a mirror and saw you had something on your face and you went to wipe it off… in your reflection.  Doesn’t work so well.

This video actually communicates much of the same that I have expressed on this blog and yet in some cases it’s expressed in a slightly different way, which I love as it provides a bit of added nuance in understanding on these things.

Overall I thought this was a very good presentation, but I don’t agree with him on astrology, which he added towards the end, which is not about magick per se, as he himself says, so I wish he would have just left it out.  Astrology is more of an understanding tool, a way to understand the energies we chose to take on when we incarnated and it also explains the cosmic energetic environment / influences on Earthlings and on specific individuals.

He sees astrology as a “clock” which has nothing to do with the planets themselves.  Not true.  At a 3D level, energetic influences from the planets and distant stars / constellations (represented by the signs of the Zodiac) are absolutely real.  The science behind that is Torsion Field Physics – rotating / spinning celestial bodies put out a torsion field.  That is where the energetic influence actually comes from.


[Note: See post “Core…” for info on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for a way to quickly and easily release old subconscious programs that don’t serve you / aren’t healthy, etc.]


The meaning of the occult has been lost to most people, as has the word origin / the true vibration of many words. Human language, along with many other parts of human life, has gotten corrupted over time.

Some would say occult means “that which is hidden.”  Well, it did indeed become hidden because there were power-hungry people who wanted to use the power of the occult but didn’t / don’t want others to do so.  So, they wanted to hide it away for themselves and they would literally kill anyone else who knew of it, so that was plenty enough reason for everyone else to hide it away.

But the origin of the word “occult” means the “cult / culture” of “oc / ak” or light. Occult means the culture of light.

Even Life itself tends to reserve the disclosure of occult meanings only to those who truly want it.

People may not even think of the culture of light as going by that word “occult” but if they truly desire and intend to get to the truth of life, of this world and beyond, then such will, over time, be revealed to them.

But if someone does not truly desire to know and understand, then not even the truth knocking at their door or provided on a silver platter will get through to them.

We are in a world of duality and this song flat says it itself – two paths to take – so either you are moving towards the light or away from it.

One way to think of light is knowingness and not necessarily in a logical sort of way (although not denying that either) but more as an intuitive knowingness. And the complement would be darkness, which could be interpreted as ignorance, which ultimately results in disempowerment.


So, with this as a backdrop, I’ll interpret these song lyrics.

There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

In this context “gold” refers to materialism. This lady is trying to buy her way into “heaven”, basically trying to buy her happiness and joy through material things and lots of them. She also seems to have the means (money) to get what she wants.  At that level, money talks.

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.

When it comes right down to it, these lines are as much an explanation or a heads up for the listener of the song as describing what the character herself understands. They tell you that THAT is exactly what is going on here – same words having two meanings. And the lady of the song knows this too.  Is the “sign” she is seeing telling her one thing or something completely different?  Is she interpreting the “signs”, the subtle divine guidance, correctly?

In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

In this world of illusion, which does indeed have its good side, its brooks and songbirds, but nevertheless is still an illusion, it’s easy to have doubt and apprehension… what is real, what is not?  Do you put your energies into the illusion which is so tangible, seemingly so real OR do you put your energies into what you know in your heart of hearts to be the TRUE reality and yet which is so danged subtle.

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.

The west is associated with endings or death – “my spirit” is crying to leave this world. This is not the spirit’s natural world but is an illusion for the sake of experience.

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

I’ll say I’m not sure of exactly how to interpret these lines but I’ll go ahead and say that the divine has many ways to send you messages and I’ve often joked that for those who refuse to “see” the signs, who deny the guidance, I’ll say, “How many more ways can the message get sent to you?  What is left?  Smoke signals?”

The voices of those who stand looking?  *shrug*  ?  Those beings who are outside the illusion of this Earthly realm, those of the higher realms, putting their voices into the person’s thoughts… ?

And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.

If we ask for guidance, we will get it. “Ask and ye shall receive.”

And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

A new day, a new creation will indeed manifest for those who commit themselves to its creation, who are diligent, then there will indeed be much joyous laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.

If there is a stirring beneath the surface, inside you, it’s a chance to cleanse and purify yourself. Flow with it.

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.

In this world of duality, a free-will realm, you can move to the light or away from the light, but even if you’ve chosen darkness, albeit perhaps unconsciously, you can always choose again and turn back to the light.

Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,

When you catch the “spark”, when you get some clue of the divine message, you just can’t shake it, it does indeed make your head hum and the divine is calling you to follow its guidance.

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

The divine guidance is often subtle. Are you tuned in to catch that subtle guidance?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.

As we move through our earthly lives, we move further into darkness / ignorance / disempowerment / separation from spirit (shadows) and further away from our conscious awareness of our souls.

And also, again, here is reference to the West, which is endings / death – your shadow would be “tallest” / longest when the sun is low in the sky, like about to set in the West.  The metaphor being that as we go further into life, towards the west, the end of our life, the memories of our Earthly life can seem much bigger than our connection to our own soul, which feels like a very faint and still fading distant memory.

There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.

Is this lady we all know, is she the Holy Spirit?

Let’s diverge a bit to talk about that…. The way that Catholicism presents the Holy Trinity is with “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit / Ghost”.

Now let’s think about this for a minute, eh.  What exactly is this Holy Trinity metaphor pointing to?  In a nutshell, it’s about 2… mmm… entities (beings?  forces?) uniting and creating yet a third entity.  Ok, so a metaphor for that which contained “Father and Son” would also contain “Mother”.  It takes a Father and a Mother to make a Son.

But the PTWs (powers that were, the cabal in all its various forms over time) created an imbalance in this world by creating a patriarchy, hiding feminine energy from the world / other people in any way they could (not too difficult as the feminine is the “hidden”, the subtle side of duality naturally anyway), while maintaining the knowledge and power of it for their own use.  So, the feminine aspect became the “Holy Spirit”, hidden under another name.

In the Holy Trinity metaphor:

The Father is God – All That Is / Prime Creator / Divine / Infinite Light / the “void”/ INFINITE POSSIBILITIES  (many names, one God) – Heaven

The Son is the physical realm, human / incarnate soul, masculine energies – Earth – and…

The Mother / Holy Spirit, feminine energies, is the connection between Heaven and Earth.  And this connection can be seen from our human perspective as Intuition, Inspiration, Imagination (all the “in-” words / wards, inwards, which is where you will find all these things).  It’s how the Divine gets information (another “in-” word / ward) to us.

“The Lovers” card from the Gilded (covered with gold!  love the synchronicity) Tarot deck represents this relationship:

The masculine energies (material, worldly, physical, human realm) look to the feminine energies (intuition, etc.) for information, who in turn look up to the Divine for information.

For an interesting perspective on the Holy Trinity, kinda from a science angle and yet told in layman’s terms, see the book “Punk Science – Inside The Mind Of God” by Dr. Manjir Samanta-Laughton.

So, in the song… the Divine wants to shine the light for you and show you… gold! And in this case, here is a word already used in this song, which now has a different meaning, just like the lyrics told you sometimes words have!

Early in the lyrics it meant money and materialism, but now it’s more to do with alchemy, with turning lead into gold, which is a metaphor for changing a mundane level human into a god, which is their true essence. And “Hu” was a god and hence “hu-man” means “god-man”.

And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.

If you learn to recognize the divine’s subtle guidance and do whatever you have to do to hear it, you will indeed hear it.

When all are one and one is all

When you again realize your own personal wholeness and unity, then also see your unity with all else, but this order is significant – unify all parts of your own individuation first – recognize and reconnect with your soul and your creative powers – then you can truly unify with other beings.

To be a rock and not to roll.

Be committed, firm, diligent in knowing the truth, in knowing your true divine and powerful self, be a rock…and in not getting caught back up into the world of illusion and distraction that wants to keep you from being your powerful and divine self, do not roll back into ignorance and disempowerment and separation from the divine / spirit / your soul.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

… not with money, but by doing her inner work.

And THAT is the true way to Heaven.


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