Sunday, January 30, 2011

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

I was watching the History Channel about a month ago when a documentary came on called The Beatles on Record (produced by Apple Corps Ltd). 

Towards the end there is a part about how Disney made a cartoon based on The Beatles song Yellow Submarine  (see at 2:11 in the Video below).

I really enjoy The Beatles music and the cartoon has lots of pretty, swirly psychadelic colors.

It's also full of Rainbow, Sun, and possibly Egyptian/Atlantean symbology. 

Other than that there's no particular point to this post—just a conglomeration of thoughts.  My brain has been too weighed down lately with earthly cares to do an in-depth sync analysis.

But here's a few Synchro-licious tidbits I did manage to catch:

#1:  According to the documentary, Disney specifically requested the song Yellow Submarine (out of all the other trippy Beatles songs they could have chosen).

The cover shows The Beatles standing on top of a mountain with the submarine underneath it.

Jake Kotze has sychromystically linked Mountains to Pyramids.  And The Beatles group name syncs to the scarab beetle worshipped by Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the sun god Khepri.

#2:  The Yellow Submarine reminds me of those anachronistic machines pictured in the hieroglyphs of Ancient Egyptian Pyramids.

#3:  Could the Submarine be an underwater symbol linking ancient Egypt to the Lost Civilization of Atlantis which Plato claimed was submerged under the ocean?

So we sailed on to the sun,
Till we found the sea green,
And we lived beneath the waves,
In our yellow submarine
—from the lyrics to the song "Yellow Submarine"

In the cartoon, John defeats the tyrannical "Blue Meanies" by singing the song "All You Need is Love". 

I think that's a particularly appropriate message right now as the people of Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Haiti fight for basic human rights. 

Eventually, The Beatles look through a telescope and see more, even meaner Blue Meanies coming.  They determine "there's only one way to go out: Singing!". 

The cartoon ends with The Beatles singing "All Together Now".

That sounds a lot like President Obama's 2011 State of the Union speech where he said, "We will move forward together, or not at all...".

My vote is for together.

"And in the end the Love you take is equal to the Love you make."
The Beatles