Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Justified And Ancient

Here is an interesting question (at least to me it is)
Who were the dance band KLF, talking about in their song "Justified and Ancient"?
Here is the song:

According to this Wiki entry, Klf referred to themselves as, "The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu", a title  derived from Robert Anton Wilson's "Illuminatus Trilogy" In the song however, they are talking about someone other than themselves as evidenced by, "They" and "They're"
Before we go any further, I am fully aware that looking for meaning in pop lyrics, is usually a fruitless exercise, yet there is something which stood out about this song.
Here is an excerpt from the lyrics:
All bound for Mu Mu Land
All bound for Mu Mu Land
(hey hey)
All bound for Mu Mu Land (justified)
(hey hey)
All bound for Mu Mu Land
(Bring the beat back!)

They're Justified, and they're Ancient,
And they like to roam the land.
(just roll it from the top)
They're Justified, and they're Ancient,
I hope you understand.
Here is a clue, Mu is believed to be a lost continent somewhere in the Atlantic, a bit like the fabled Atlantis, which was believed to be inhabited by an advanced civilisation. Some also believe that this civilisation achieved its advanced status through contact with inter-dimensional beings.
Call them "Extra Terrestrials", if you're believe in UFOs, "Watchers" if you read the book of Enoch, "Secret Chiefs" if you're into Crowley.
New Agers call them "Hidden or ascended masters", while certain interpretations of the Bible would have them known as "Sons" or "Angels of God".
In Hinduism they are known as Avatars, and in almost every culture there is reference to these beings as "Gods".
So could it be that Drummond and Cauty of KLF were writing about these inter-dimensional beings?
I think they were.
There is a general belief within occult and new age circles, that humanity will realise a New Atlantis, an age where justice, equality, understanding, peace, love and harmony, will prevail, and it will be once again, through connecting with these beings, whatever their names may be.
Justified? yes, with a legitimate mandate to influence the affairs of mankind. Take your pick which culture's mythology you wish to examine. However, beware because justification does not necessarily equate to benevolence.
Ancient? It would appear so since most tradition places them at a time before the existence of mankind.
Maybe its all my imagination. Anyway, here is a map of Mu.

1 comment:

  1. "if you're believe in UFOs..."

    Ach you are pressing my buttons again. Why does the choice for so many people, about so many things, have to be between believing or not believing? Why can't we just acknowledge possible possibilities but accept that we may not know? There seems to be a pathological aversion to admitting uncertainty.

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