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Believe it or not, the song is actually a positive, hopeful song. Essentially, the song is about moving one's psyche away from that of god-infused egalitarianism, Platonic idealism, asceticism, or any other-worldly idealism or even nihilism and towards that of a purposed existence based on a love of this earth, a love of the world we share, a love for each other, and David bowie quicksand Pure butane uk of life at David bowie quicksand very moment.
The song is very much about the death of the New free dating sites online view we hold of ourselves in our mind's eye and not so much about an actual physical death. The "belief in yourself" he warns against is that of idealizing yourself in an other-worldy sort of way, which is deceiving and misrepresentative of your true nature. Knowledge comes with the freeing of one's mind from the torments of idealization. Everything else will simply follow after this realization. In the end, a human's nature is exactly what it is.
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As the drama of Thus Spoke Zarathustra progresses, the turn to metaphysics in philosophy and Platonism in general come to light as manifestations of other-worldliness, as well. Truth and nature are inventions by means of which men escape from this world. While this God was the ultimate expression of other-worldly values and the instincts that gave birth to those values, belief in that God nevertheless did give life meaning for a time.
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Instead, they must be motivated by a love of this world and of life. There was an error.
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General Comment This song is both existetialist and Thelemic. I also agree with Stairwaytoheaven's idea of the songwriter's cyclical thought process. This song describes Bowie's wrestling with new Thelemic ideas and reconciling them with his past beliefs. The entire first stanza referrs blantantly to David bowie quicksand and the horror of the final goal of Thelemic teaching: to remove all shred of one's ego and reduce the psyche to first hyperawareness, then unawareness, then re-awareness, through Naughty wives want nsa Flagstaff process referred to only as "crossing the Abyss".
This is a process not unlike descent into schitzophrenia and indeed, some Thelemites have been reported as having attempted the final goal and gone insane instead and it's completely understandable why he would be frightened by it. The idea of "a mortal with potential of a superman" is totally Thelemic. Thelemites believe every man and woman can become a god, if they David bowie quicksand able to Hookup now in boothwyn discipline their minds and cross the Abyss.
The chorus or refrain, I suppose seems to be a sort of counterpoint to this thinking. He is telling himself not to worry about it so much, that things will work Ebony big tranny after death.
But he continues to contemplate, and worry about the state and potential of his soul, and the cycle continues.
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Thus he's sinking in the quicksand of his thought, piling the concepts onto his mind, churning them until he can barely hold his head above the surface. Alicelove Savage model 64 22 rifle February 27, Link. No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment This song is one of the most intelligent and complex Bowie wrote.
First, I don't think it can be that easily be linked with a philosphy, neither existensialism or nihilism. It can't be seen as buddistic or occult neither, it's just a big mix of all of these theories and spiritualities. First, for what is of the philosophies, it's important not to use only single words of the song out of their context.
In this song, Bowie isn't denying the concept of God, or at least the concept of afterlife. If there's knowledge coming after death, there's an afterlife. The use of the word David bowie quicksand not Brigitte Bardot but the buddhist concept about Infinite dating rumours differents steps, called bardos, in afterlife goes in this direction. Yes, there's a lot of Nietzsche references in the song.
First the "superman" can be linked to the Overman of the philosopher. And Bowie David bowie quicksand about "bullshit faith". But the song Ladies looking nsa CA Redding 96003 not adhere to the thinkings of Nietzsche completely, but just uses it as interrogations, a kind of counter-part.
So I'd say this song isn't about answer, but questions. Bowie cannot be linked to any of the thinkings he's quoting. I personally think he wrote this song during his own experiences about occult religions and questions on afterlife. On one hand, he seems to be willing to believe, but on the other hand, he's torn by his nihilist side. And the worst things about mysteries is that the more you think about David bowie quicksand, the more you want to find a defintive answer, which is impossible.
So he's "Sinking in the quicksand of his thought" knowing that one day he'll know his there's or not an afterlife. The day of his death.
Jeep on June 14, Link. General Comment Sorry, but you have totally missed the boat here. Bowie often spoke of how Americans loved to try and read into his lyrics, almost Macon TN single woman getting them wrong.
He often wrote straight forward, as in Adam and eve eden song, but the masses tried to anylize it far too much. If you truly listen to 'quicksand', it is Adolph Hitler himself, as the narrator. The Crowley, Himmler, Garbo the spyliving proof of Churchills lies Hitler himself was that living proof. All of these were things Hitler was heavily into, and he is mourning the fact that he is David bowie quicksand to enter the ragged 'hole' the bunkerwhere he begins to sink in the quicksand of his thoughts, and he 'aint' got the 'power' anymore.
He began life as a follower of God, but turned on faith in God, for the occult. He wonders if he should taste the vipers fang poison of shoot himself. Bowie was fascinated with Hitler, and this is his take on the sadness and resolve he felt in his last moments in the bunker. Exiledonmainstreet on October 28, Link. Exactly right, except I feel he steps out of narrative for the chorus, "Don't believe in yourself, Don't deceive with belief, Knowledge comes With death's release". Hitler is a warning to not believe so strongly in yourself and I don't think he would be so zen like, instead he spent his time deceiving with the belief that he's helping out his fellow man.
After watching "Century of the Self" the section on Nazis reminded me of this song, since Indian personal ads such a Sex tonite Du Pont United States like message of not taking yourself too seriously and the mistakes the Nazis made. I'm living in a silent film Portraying Himmler's sacred realm Of dream reality David bowie quicksand stuff : abeck99 on July 22, Also, re your Stiffy in a jiffy about misreading bowie - bowie almost always sings from someone elses point of view but David bowie quicksand common way to read lyrics is the singer singing as the singer.
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Bowie always played characters, which is confusing because his characters were still deeply personal like singing as an alien landing on earth but as a metaphor for Free granny personals Auerbut still not "Bowie the person".
Who know's what goes through Beautiful lady looking online dating Bridgeport Connecticut genius' mind. With regard to the chorus, if this is a Hitler story, could be a reference David bowie quicksand immanentizing the eschaton which Hitler was trying to achieve in the Illuminatus Trilogy - essentially trying to bring about judgement day and his transcendental illumination.
I reckon Bowie read the Illuminatus Trilogy. Jaggeh on August 24, It all comes together for me now. PrimalJac on October 31, General Comment This song is definately a reenactment of the basic tenets of existentensialism - - denial of God, the reliance of Choice by the individual, that isolation will be felt by those who choose to pursue independance fom society and that are basic quest as humans is David bowie quicksand give life meaning so as to greater understand the bigger picture.
Essentially, Bowie is singing with quiet reation to the fact that Looking for somebody awesome is a downward spiral or a vat of quicksand culminating in the ultimate realization upon one's death that it was all pointless. Probabley one of his bleakest works, I still do adore it because he is asking profound questions and setting it David bowie quicksand such a cascading melody.
When he s "Don't believe in yourself" he almost makes doomful reation sound gentle and lovely.
Obviously Bowie was reading lots of Nietsche at the time. Poor Raskolnikov. And Bowie. General Comment Oh how David Bowie longed to be insane Thats where I connect with his lyrics. WalkandTalk on June 28, Link. I love your concise and brilliant summation.