Lead into Girled
Every girl is told that men are snakes. In the English language we have an idiom: `Good as gold.` Girls are often told they have to be this in order to receive some reward. Clearly the poisonous snake is an obstacle to their performance and, presumably, will heckle.
Gold is unadulteratedly pure, which is why the alchemist`s described it as the goal of their Great Work, which is the aurum philosophicorum as the elixir of immortality. This is because the snake, in the Garden of Eden, is the poisoner of what was destined to be immortal.
Adam and Eve were free to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life (Gen: 2.9), but the snake gave them the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil, which meant that they would taste death. Obviously Adam and Eve are golden in Eden but that becomes adulterated. The commonest form of adulterate is lead, and it is the bane of our existence that we are subject to TV murderers uttering lunatic phrases such as `Taste lead!` as they murder their victims with their guns. It is a simple deduction to assume that immortality is dependant upon the lead being taken out of the equation and the gold remaining pure.
It is one of the Commandments of God that we do not covet another`s woman; because that is adultery: therefore adultery represents what is adulterate in terms of the gold which is our relationship with woman. Because bullets are made out of lead they also represent what is adulterate in terms of our gold. It is the relationship with our souls, the female anima according to the psychology of the noted Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), and indeed the anima mundi, which is the soul of the world, that is threatened by men`s preoccupation with terror and murder.
In the Old Testament of the Bible the Shekinah (Ex: 40.35), the Glory of God, is feminine, and is the Spirit of God that dwells in the Tabernacle where the Ten Commandments are kept in the Ark of the Covenant. As the Paraclete (1 John: 2.1), or Holy Spirit, she is represented as God`s teacher upon the Earth after the Ascension of Jesus to God that follows upon Jesus` Crucifixion and Resurrection in the New Testament.
Jesus was nailed to the cross and his side was pierced by the Spear of Longinus (Matt: 27.54), which recollects the poisoning of Eve who appeared from Adam`s side in Eden. Longinus is looking for the Second Eve, which corresponds to the Shekinah, or whichever woman is the vessel she chooses to be her `vehicle` as the Holy Spirit that teaches in order to redeem.
In Revelation Shekinah is depicted as `the woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet` (Rev: 12. 1-18), a complexion oppositorum of male and female elements giving birth to the New Redeemer, which is a man. But a man who accepts the Holy Spirit, that is, the Shekinah as the informative spirit for the soul of mankind, that is, the anima or anima mundi. In short, the New Man is psychologically bisexual and has male-female attributes. These are, in Jungian psychology, Eros as the principle of relationships and relatedness, that is, love, and Logos as the discriminative tool that allows good judgement, and this includes the ability to invent or create that which is in accordance with the Will of God – and God is omnipotent good.
Guns are not necessary. God instructs us in the Bible `Love thy neighbor as thyself.` (Matt: 22.39) Because, if the Shekinah or Holy Spirit is in everyone, then oneself is everyone, and God is omnipresent, which makes men and guns redundant. They are therefore the poison spoken of in the Bible when God says that there shall be `enmity` between the serpent`s `seed` and that of `the woman`s`. (Gen: 3.15) God is omnibenevolent, and the Shekinah represents this benevolent aspect in the shape of Eve and her daughters. Unless man accepts this feminine principle, within as the Holy Spirit, as well as without in the form of relatedness and relationships that are loving towards woman and not adulterated with their lead poisoning, that is, terrorism, rape and murder, they shall be unredeemable and doomed to experience undendurable eternal pain forever, which is hell.
God is omnipotent, but it is God`s omnisicience that is the key to understanding. Jesus is described as `the Lamb of God` in the Bible, and Christians speak of being `washed in the blood of the Lamb` as redemptive. Neil Armstrong2 was the man on the moon (symbol of Eros, the feminine principle of relatedness and relationships that is to receive future integration), and in Oops I Did It Again (2000), Britney Spears (1982-) is the woman on Mars. She is Britney Lamb strong. This is God`s omniscience. It is revelation to us but God always intends it.
In Piece of Me (2007) Britney sings `I`m Miss American Dream since I was seventeen.` (1776 is `The Declaration of Independance` of the USA from the British Empire) while, in Oops I Did It Again, she sings `I`m not that innocent!` It is the American Dream to progress and develop in unthreatened innocence, and Manifest Destiny amongst the stars in Star Trek (1965-), for example, is its fulfillment. The Gulf War (2001-3) threatened the dream, but the USA is always ready to defend freedom and innocence, because it understands that, without the omnipotent power of God, innocent progress and development exists; but under threat.
Britney as Venus on Mars (Logos, as the power of good judgement or Word of God as Law and power of God as recently sheathed Sword after the Gulf War) represents `the woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet` giving birth to redemption. In Revelation the woman`s birthing is threatened by a dragon, which would be Saddam Hussein (1932-2009) and, as the undeveloped serpent of Eden is told by God in Genesis, there shall be `enmity` between the serpent`s `seed` and the woman`s. Those who fought against the dragon now grown into its strength are `washed in the blood of the Lamb` (Rev: 12.11), that is, they gave their blood for God.
Saddam Hussein represents sadism. The notion that that is what people are for. A perspective promulgated by the evil because sadism is what they are for. They would persuade us that Christ is a masochist and that `washed in the blood of the Lamb` is their invitation to torture the Lamb, which would be a lot of lamb if the Holy Spirit of God, the Glory of God that is the Shekinah were incarnate.
Britney Spears role is translatable as Britain née Lamb strong because Britain helped the USA and, in fact, a closer approximation is Brittany Lamb strong because Grande Brittany is the original name for Britain. It means bigger than Brittany in France from whence they came to colonize her, and the USA. She also represents the Spears of Destiny rather than the Spear of Destiny, which is what the Spear of Longinus that pierced the side of Jesus is known as. Britney Spears because the Shekinah is the Holy Spirit, which as the Logos is the Law of God as the Sword of God, but Spears represents the long term plan or Manifest Destiny of God`s Revelation, which is omniscience; and the goal, escape from sadism, is God`s plan for those who accept the Shekinah, her teachings as the Paraclete or Holy Spirit, and those who have been `washed in the blood of the lamb`, that is, fought for God, the American Dream and Manifest Destiny.
Oops I Did It Again is, therefore, a celebration. But Britney Spears rejects the American astronaut that woos her. He arrives in a spacesuit, so represents old technology, and she breathes the air of Mars, the god of war aquiescent in the presence of the goddess of love, as it were. In short, he represents the gun. Men who prefer sadism to God in heaven.
Britney has progressed and developed in innocence without threat, which is the American Dream and Manifest Destiny. Men represent a threat to that. This is why she says: `I`m not that innocent!` She is Manifest Destiny as the United States as Woman who is the conquering Aphrodite over Mars` god of war and she does not want her dream threatened, so she rejects the besuited old-stylee 50s high-tec gangster. Threatened innocence is what the American Dreamer has to cope with on Earth. On Mars, Britney `the strong Lamb of God`, is wise to it.
At one point in the video she gestures and all of the men collapse as if extinguished, which is what`s intended. She doesn`t want lead poisoning in her atmosphere: this is her `vehicle`. She prefers the Shekinah, the feminine Holy Spirit around her; and she can be sure the Glory of God is with her if she is surrounded by woman. She is girled, as it were, and her gold is not for the space-suited 50s artifact that represents their latest version of Al Capone (1899-1947) or Saddam Hussein.
She represents future `girled`, that is, the gold of a future which is that of young womanhood who worship the Lamb of God: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever!" (Rev: 5.13). Britney Spears has described herself as bisexual, and psychological bisexuality is what is required if mankind is to have a future. Depicted in alchemy as the aurum philosophicorum, there is also a hint of something else in alchemical texts which often refer to the hermaphroditus as an important aspect of the Great Work`s culmination.This is physical bisexuality as well as that psychological male-female complementarity which denotes those individuals able to incorporate the masculine principle of Logos and the female principle of Eros into their wholeness.
This also explains why one aspect of God sits upon the throne in Revelation and why the other aspect is `the Lamb`. Britney Spears and her male aspect are the future, which is represented by the futanar, that is, women representative of psycho-physical bisexuality that have a penis of their own. In Genesis God said there would be `enmity` between the serpent`s `seed` and that of `the woman`s`. Britney is `girled` or gold with Hermaphrodites because men`s sadism is sterile (old hat perpetual 50s) and only wants more flesh to torture; whereas woman - and woman with her own penis - denote eternal fecundity and immortal gold in heaven. Britney`s victory is as the spearhead of Manifest Destiny. Britney`s Spears are clearly the future of Woman.
1 Jung, C.G Psychology and Alchemy (CW 12), Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1944.
2 Armstrong , Neil `One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.` 2:56 UTC July 21, 1969.