Last night I appeared on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis to talk about the symbolism of Prince’s death happening around the same time as Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and the erection of the Syrian Baal arch in London. It was a follow-up to a show I did last month in which I predicted that something evoking apocalyptic imagery would happen around this date, and other things would happen as well, leading up to Walpurgisnight and Beltane (April 30/May 1), a pagan holiday that seems to be sacred to the House of Windsor (thus Prince William timed wedding to be around this time in 2011, for instance).
In the interview Clyde and I talk extensively about Prince’s beliefs regarding the Apocalypse, which influenced his lyrics, including the Purple Rain metaphor. He believed that in the End Times the sky would turn purple, and purple rain would descend from above. It is noteworthy that Niagara Falls was colored purple on Thursday for the Queen’s birthday, and coincidentally Prince, who was associated with that color, died that day. Many people assumed that the waters were so colored to honor the musician. In addition, many buildings around the world, including the Eiffel Tower and the Superdome, were deliberately bathed in purple light to honor him. I failed to realize that Passover started last night while we were on the air, a celebration of the time when Jews put blood on the outside of their buildings to appease the angel of death.. It is an eight-day celebration that will continue until April 30th this year, coincidentally right before Beltane.
There is one more interesting connection. Lambs were of course the traditional sacrifice at the temple for this holiday (and Jesus came to represent this Lamb to the Christians). But the poor sacrificed doves. Leviticus 5:7 tells us:
Anyone who cannot afford a lamb is to bring two doves or two young pigeons to the Lord as a penalty for their sin—one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
So this is really the day “when doves cry,” when they are put to the knife. The Passover Feast begins with the blowing of the shofar. I mentioned in the interview the theory that the horn featured in Prince’s name symbol might be a stylized version of the shofar.
I may write more about this if I have time.