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It's Just a Jump to the Left...: The Unauthorized Guide to Occult Symbolism in the Rocky Horror Picture Show Paperback – March 4, 2016
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Isaac Weishaupt is the publisher for IlluminatiWatcher.com and author of "A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture." He’s been interviewed on several radio shows and featured on numerous major news & media websites for his explanations of Illuminati symbolism and conspiracy theories in the realm of music, television, film, and pop culture.
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by Al Willen
Forty years ago, I started and ran my first company; a business-to-business advertising agency specializing in promoting musical albums and bands. I loved being a professional musician, but hated being on the road for 350 days of each year, so I wanted to stay in NYC as a studio musician, engineer, and producer. But more than that, I wanted to help struggling (and deserving) new artists a chance at the “gold ring.”
Little did I know when I started my company, in my apartment, that it would become wildly successful. Before long I was promoting virtually all new album releases, across all labels, to record stores, commercial radio stations, student stations, and national TV networks. My twice-weekly “insider's newsletters,” point-of-purchase displays, and music videos got noticed and gave professionals in the music business the ammunition to best highlight bands, and more importantly, new bands. You see, I have a “sixth sense” when it comes to finding hit songs, and new groups. And people in retail, and in media began to realize that, especially when they started making money based on my recommendations.
One of the new albums which came across my desk was this freaky “concept” musical called “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (RHPS). I didn't get any info about the album other than it was the sound-track for a new movie, based on an underground musical of the same name. I didn't see the movie when I promoted the album. I didn't realize the heavy alternative sexual lifestyle that the musical/movie pushed. And I certainly didn't realize a potential occult or Illuminati tie-in. But I liked several of the songs very much. To me, RHPS was simply a parody on bad Sci-Fi movies, like Ed Wood's “Plan 9 From Outer Space” … or Roger Corman's flicks of which one was also made into a musical/movie called “Little Shop Of Horrors” in the 1980s. When I did see RHPS, I was attracted to the audience participation aspects rather than any “hidden occult or sexual” messages. It was a bit-of-fluff that was fun to see with friends on Friday nights, especially armed with our newspapers, squirt guns, and umbrellas.
Taking a jump into current-day, Isaac Weishaupt – “The Illuminati Watcher” – has written a new book about the RHPS. Even though I was given a free preview copy of the book, it would have been something I would have purchased because it deals with (a) the occult (b) music and (c) a project that I had a hand in making successful.
I'm not going to get into what the “Illuminati” allegedly is other than the fact that it was a secret organization that supposedly died down, but now has been reborn bigger and badder with the intent of creating a “New World Order” based on a Left-Handed Path. This New World Order is an evil dictatorship where most people are slaves of the global elite. Sounds crazy, right? But it also sounds uncomfortably familiar to those of us that follow world events.
More importantly, as a Demonologist, I've noticed an marked increase in extreme paranormal events over the past few years. Demons (as in “Fallen Angels”) are finite in number, yet these types of cases, and those involving Negative Elementals, are on the rise. So what's different? The answer is that more and more people are “dabbling” with left-handed magick, opening up portals that have no business in opening. Additionally, the moral values of our society are breaking down, and the people who have consciously decided to take The Left-Handed Path away from The Creator, and toward Lucifer, are very well organized, and have material resources and “connections” that frankly dwarf those of their counterparts, “The Light Workers.” So regardless of whether there really exists an “Illuminati” or not, some very bad people are now in highly visible positions within our government, organized religions, entertainment industry, and our media.
And that scares the hell out of me.
What I like about Weishaupt is that he isn't a “religious zealot” who tries to convince others that an Illuminati exists based on Bible quotes or half-baked theories. He presents what he considers to be “the facts” and let's readers decide for themselves if there is any merit to his claims.
In this case, and in his book, Weishaupt shows readers the underlying messages presented in RHPS via the various occult signs and symbols presented in that film. He did an exhaustive and thorough job in this effort.
Weishaupt's book isn't an “easy read.” If you really want some light entertaining reading, look elsewhere. Large parts of it sound more like something that a psychology graduate student would present as his/her master's thesis. But that's good, because for every “ Weishaupt book” there are a thousand which present “proof” in the form of sensationalized drivel.
Did Weishaupt convince me that the RHPS is Illuminati brainwashing at work? No. Quite frankly, when RHPS came out, ever person who was writing a musical was pushing the envelope on religious and/or social values. Virtually overnight “wholesome” musicals like “Sound Of Music” were replaced by “Oh Calcutta,” “Promises Promises (The Apartment),” and “Hair.” Even “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Godspell” were considered blasphemous by portraying Jesus as either a “selfish narcissist” or some lazy “hippie bum.”
Did Weishaupt convince me that an Illuminati really even exists? No.
So on that level, Weishaupt failed. But honestly, I don't think any single book can convince me that something this nefarious is even possible. It is too fantastical. (But so is what I do: Fight Demons.)
But I did give this book, “5 Stars,” because Weishaupt is a meticulous researcher and scholar who presented sound arguments in support of his theories. I don't know anyone who could have done a better job in this respect. As an extra bonus, and of special importance to me, Weishaupt successfully does what most Demonologists do: take seemingly isolated and unrelated facts, and shows the “connections” that tie them into one powerful synergy. For me, this book is priceless.
So, I would absolutely recommend “It's Just A Jump To The Left.” Even something as innocuous as this silly little musical can/did have an subliminal impact on society if even a fraction of what Weishaupt is saying is true.