Esoteric Meanings of Modern and Ancient Religious Bedrocks

“Choking the Chicken”

No. I do not daily (sometimes multiple times… What?!! I may be getting older but I’m not dead!) endeavor to violently strangulate poultry. I’m not one to upset PETA.

A euphemism, double entantandra, metaphor, an alligorical story. Why? So as not to upset the little ones. To convey to a larger group an intent or message in public without causing uninitiated persons to become suspicious or curious.

“There’s a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure, ’cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.”

The ‘lady’ who buys that Stairway, in my opinion, is none other than the fertility goddess from the land mentioned in “The Immigrant Song”. Freyja, the most beautiful goddess in Vallhala, home of the Norse Gods, lusts after a golden fiery necklace made by 4 dwarfs. Fine craftsmen, short and ugly they are. And the only price they will accept for the “Necklace of the Brisings” is one night each alone with the goddess. Her lust for the flowing and enchanting necklace outweighs her distaste of the dwarfs, and she agrees to the price.

“…there walks a lady we all know, who shines white light and wants to show, how everything still turns to gold.”

And this is the necklace she wears as she weeps tears of gold-

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