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Unraveling the Meaning of Marilyn Manson's New Teaser Video

Marilyn Manson's new teaser video, by which he announced his new record label Nuclear Blast and introduced us to new music after nearly four years, is also rich with imagery and symbolism in its brief one minute and ten second duration. It's not clear if this teaser is complete in itself or just a portion of something else to come, nonetheless I observed a possible explanation as to what we may be looking at, and I wanted to share my thoughts and open it up to criticism so we can arrive at the truth. From what we have gathered so far, we know that Manson is bringing back the imagery of the Tryptich ( Antichrist Superstar , Mechanical Animals , Holy Wood ), with a special emphasis on the revolutionary theme of Holy Wood , since a parallel is being drawn to what inspired its creation (Manson being blamed for inspiring the Columbine shooters, the cancelation of his tour that ensued and his ultimate comeback) with Manson's current troubles of accusations against him and his s

The Vampiric Nature of the Accusations Against Marilyn Manson

When Marilyn Manson was first named and accused of domestic abuse and sexual assault on social media in February 2021, and I read through the various statements against him, my suspicions immediately arose when they started using common language and describing something similar in style to how Bram Stoker slowly but ultimately reveals in his novel Dracula that Dracula is a vampire preying on and controlling his victims. And when the court complaints against Manson were being made public months later, and you can even see it in Evan Rachel Wood's documentary Phoenix Rising , they went even further in narrowing down every aspect of their relationship to Manson as them gradually realizing he was a monster and he was someone they needed to escape from. For those unfamiliar with the novel Dracula (though I'm sure everyone knows the basic story), here is a brief summary to help you understand how it unravels: Brief Summary of Bram Stoker's Dracula In Bram Stoker's horror no

'Session 9', Repressed Memories and the Marilyn Manson Cases

In the summer of 1995 my mother was working the morning shift in a Honey Dew Donuts in a small section of a convenience store in Framingham, Massachusetts. It was a short term job as she was transitioning back into a career as a hair stylist, which she had stopped for about 6 years due to my family owning a few restaurants mainly while I was in High School. It was typical donut shop work, making coffee and serving donuts for customers. My mother had a frequent customer that came for his coffee almost daily. He was, as she describes him, a very nice man, pleasant to serve, a professional look. I was in college at the time, and not up on the local news, so one day my mother calls me and tells me how a frequent customer of hers that she saw almost daily and was friendly with, was on the news and had been arrested for the murder of his wife. The name of this man was Richard Rosenthal, a 40-something year old financial officer at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance.

Grey Rocks and Flying Monkeys: My Thoughts on Evan Rachel Wood's Interview With Dr. Ramani Durvasula

On October 5, 2013, Evan Rachel Wood was interviewed on the YouTube show called Navigating Narcissism hosted by Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a licensed clinical psychologist. The premise of this show is to "help you spot red flags and heal from the narcissist in your life." It is a nearly two hour interview, which I will offer my thoughts on chronologically as I listened. You can listen along as I make some relevant points:   1. First thing I want to point out is that Evan was not 18 when she began dating Manson. They met for the first time in July 2006 (her birthday is September 7th), when she was 18 and he was 37, and were just friends for many months. They did not begin dating until January 2007, when Evan was well into being 19 and it was around Manson's 38th birthday. Evan now says it was only a few months after they met that things got romantic, which would still put her 19, but in 2007 both were emphatically stating in interviews that the romance didn't spark between