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R.Daneel Olivaw
12-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Don't know if anyone else has seen this? I think MM resembles the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten:
http://achanjati.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/akhenaten1.jpg
http://achanjati.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/akhenaten1.jpg

Peaches
12-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Doods. Akhenaten is my all time favorite Egyptian pharaoh, I'm like, obsessed with everything about him and his reign. One time I went to an exhibit in a museum, and they had a giant colossal bust of Akhenaten on display and I almost started to cry, it was so beautiful. Uhmmm...*egypt nerd*

Back on topic. Yeah, Manson bears resemblance to Akhenaten. :D

S.D.
12-31-2010, 10:18 AM
Just to let you know Olivaw, I thought this subject was (and has been in the past) ripe for discussion, but as part of the normal Manson picture topic it might not have received as much attention analytically, so I've syphoned off your initial post as the start to a topic designated solely to Marilyn Manson and Ancient Egypt.

Manson's basic physical resemblance to Akhenaten is awesome, and not a comparison I had encountered before, thank you for that. There's a few thoughts touching on Egyptology in this topic on Aleister Crowley: http://www.providermodule.com/forum/showthread.php/2887-Aleister-Crowley-amp-Mechanical-Animals
But that's obviously related to the man himself rather than the entire study of Ancient Egypt. I'll add the pictures Manson had taken for Rolling Stone mummified in a Sarcophagus also:-


http://www.providermodule.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_MA_Promotional_166.jpg http://www.providermodule.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_MA_Promotional_167.jpg


Apparently the theme for the shoot was actually the magazine's idea, but I don't imagine Manson would have agreed to it if he wasn't sure it coincided with his own vision. Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood and the end of the Twentieth Century were also proclaimed "The Age Of Horus" by Manson, you can read his original essay HERE (http://www.providermodule.com/media/features.php?v=f/ageofhorus), and there is a Nachtkabarett article on the topic also: http://www.nachtkabarett.com/theOccult/AgeOfHorus

I did some reading into mummification a few years ago, both the process and hot sands of Egypt reminded me of Holy Wood, specifically A Place In The Dirt and "Of Red Earth" also. There's plenty more, I had notes and discussed the subject with other fans at various points, but I can't remember them all this moment. If I dig through all my stuff I'll hopefully find some more material. Until then I'd love to read others deriving any potential influence between Ancient Egypt and Manson.

Procrastinator
02-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood and the end of the Twentieth Century were also proclaimed "The Age Of Horus" by Manson, you can read his original essay HERE (http://www.providermodule.com/media/features.php?v=f/ageofhorus), and there is a Nachtkabarett article on the topic also: http://www.nachtkabarett.com/theOccult/AgeOfHorus

At first, it appeared strange to me that Manson had titled his essay Age Of Horus, as the first thing that comes to my mind with the mentioning of this name is, The Sun. And I thought, there cannot be an age of The Sun, because according to theories I believe in everything revolves around it. But after reading the essay, and particularly the word enlightement, it all became clear. Because in my opinion, that's what Holy Wood is about. Last year, I became a research (at first out of personal interest) on symbols, religion, mythology and history which created many links to Holy Wood in my head, and inspired me to attempt to write an essay about it. Sadly, circumstances forced me to forget even thinking about this kind of stuff, but I hope that one day I will have something valuable to share with you guys, I still keep some of the notes I took.

Anyway, I would just like to point out as an interesting fact that I'm sure some of you may be aware of, that Jesus Christ, suspiciously similarly to Horus and many other ancient pagan deities, has also been born as a result of immaculate conception on December 25th, baptized at the age of 30, had 12 disciples he travelled about with, healed the sick and walked on water, had been called 'lamb of god', betrayed, crucified, burried for three days and thus resurrected. And if we look at all these deities as nothing but an impersonification of The Sun, it would lead us to believe that Christianity is based on Astrology (strongly present in both Ancient Egypt culture and Holy Wood), which I personally find very amusing.

S.Hal0mega.B
02-09-2011, 11:12 PM
At first, it appeared strange to me that Manson had titled his essay Age Of Horus, as the first thing that comes to my mind with the mentioning of this name is, The Sun. And I thought, there cannot be an age of The Sun, because according to theories I believe in everything revolves around it. But after reading the essay, and particularly the word enlightement, it all became clear. Because in my opinion, that's what Holy Wood is about. Last year, I became a research (at first out of personal interest) on symbols, religion, mythology and history which created many links to Holy Wood in my head, and inspired me to attempt to write an essay about it. Sadly, circumstances forced me to forget even thinking about this kind of stuff, but I hope that one day I will have something valuable to share with you guys, I still keep some of the notes I took.

Anyway, I would just like to point out as an interesting fact that I'm sure some of you may be aware of, that Jesus Christ, suspiciously similarly to Horus and many other ancient pagan deities, has also been born as a result of immaculate conception on December 25th, baptized at the age of 30, had 12 disciples he travelled about with, healed the sick and walked on water, had been called 'lamb of god', betrayed, crucified, burried for three days and thus resurrected. And if we look at all these deities as nothing but an impersonification of The Sun, it would lead us to believe that Christianity is based on Astrology (strongly present in both Ancient Egypt culture and Holy Wood), which I personally find very amusing.

Very good. I look forward to more results from your research.