Sgt. Pepper and his Perpetually Perplexing Phallic Pyramid

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Notice anything right away from the mirrored image above? Was this intentional, or complete coincidence? I have always been intrigued by this particular perception of the Sgt. Pepper album cover, and with this article I am hoping to make a bit of sense to it. I do not think this image is coincidental at all… in fact, I think it says a whole lot about the Beatles and what they were going through at the time. Image originally posted and discovered by Horseloverphat at the SubliminalSyncrosphere, I was able to recreate the image myself (it really wasn’t hard, I don’t know why it took me so long.) In fact, it was incredibly easy and that is half the beauty of this formidable discovery.

The Breakdown:

This image was simply made by mirroring the album cover diagonally, from top left corner to bottom right corner. No magick involved there. You can even do this at home without photoshop, provided you have a copy of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and a trusty mirror. Notice the mirror-line goes directly through Paul’s waxwork dummy’s head. Another “Paul is Dead” clue? Perhaps it is… take from that what you will.


We have seen other versions of this iconic album cover using other methods of mirroring in previous posts. For example, when placing a mirror across the words “Lonely Hearts” on the drumskin, the words IONEI X ^ HE DIE appears, with the arrow pointing directly at “Paul” (or whoever that is in the blue uniform… does that look like Paul McCartney to you??). When placing a mirror on Diana Dors left elbow (our right) a walrus appears in the palm frond foliage. Same idea with Sonny Liston’s robe, place a mirror vertically there, and a Walrus (similar to the walrus costume worn on the Magical Mystery Tour album) can be seen. As amazing as that is, those mirrored images can not hold a candle to what we are seeing here. I am going to attempt my own symbolic interpretation of what I call “The Crowley Pyramid”, it may not be correct. I am probably not qualified to attempt such a feat- but I am going to give it my best shot.  There is quite a lot going on in the image, so bear with me while I attempt to explain the best I can with my rudimentary knowledge, vocabulary and skill set. Ready….? Here we go:

To the Toppermost:

The stone the builders rejected is now the capstone – Psalm 118:22

The way this cover photo was designed, allows the diagonal mirroring to stretch out vertically into a nearly perfect pyramid when rotated to the right 90 degrees. At the top of this pyramid we have two Crowleys’. This I interpret to be symbolic of the double-headed phoenix commonly associated with the 32nd and 33rd degrees of freemasonry.

4a810bac555e37fd0d7a2c29a55fcb93“The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges.  Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection… The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.”  -Manly P Hall The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy [p. p. 176-77]

There is actually much more associated with this symbol than I could ever dutifully explain here. If interested, or for further understanding, try here.  In a nutshell, the double headed phoenix could also be interpreted symbolically as the completion of the alchemist’s Great Work.  It is a symbol of androgyny, wholeness, being united, the absolute, perfection. Ultimately, it is the symbol of wisdom and immortality. We also have a huge black “X” under Crowley, this is highly significant and allows me to think that I am on the right path with this interpretation.

Symbolism of X:

  • X expresses the union of two things, as crossed swords or keys in heraldry, which testifies of alliances, and oaths and secrets kept between two people or a person and an organization or a god. It also has the connotation of sexual union, the crossing of bloodlines, or also the union of species or dimensions.
  • X is the symbol of the sun god, a simple rayed sun or star – Osiris – Rx is Horus Eye
  • Although a pyramid is usually perceived as it is viewed from the side, with triangular faces, it forms an X in a box when viewed from above. An obelisk viewed from above also presents an X in a box because it is capped with the benben pyramid. A pyramid with a separate capstone can be considered a pair of them.
  • The Pharaohs of Egypt were mummified with their arms folded over their chests forming an X. Also as symbol of Osiris.
  • X means cross as in crossing a boundary, crossing over or “trans” as transdimension or transformation (“An X is an ancient symbol for change or transformation.. .long associated in medieval and renaissance art with the coming of the Messiah who shall make all things new.” —Jim Tresner, 33° Scottish Rite Journal)
  • A phoenix rises out of the X’s. A person reborn as an identity without limitation, without restrictions, without moral code. Source

The Base/Bass in Flowers:

If we are to believe that this “pyramid” has anything to do with Crowley, as the “capstone” suggests, then we should be able to find other Crowleyisms as well.  Sure enough, we do.  Skipping around a bit, let’s take a look at the base of the pyramid and what that symbolism might infer.

One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race. – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1818

Probably the most prominent symbol in the entire image is the red hyacinths at the base of the pyramid. These, in my opinion have transformed the word “Beatles” into a erect phallus. It is also very close to the symbol for Mars or Iron in Alchemy- or for “male”  all of these are representations of the same basic idea- the phallus. This also in my opinion, is completely intentional. Why? Well, on the original, non-mirrored cover, next to the word “Beatles” there is a small circle of red hyacinths. That small floral circle is absolutely necessary for this symbolism to work in the mirrored image. Why put it there if unnecessary? Not knowing the treasure map that unfolds in the form of mirrored images on this cover, that red circle makes no logical sense to the rest of the cover. Except of course for “Be At Leso” which was discussed in a previous article, “Its all Greek to me“.

Consider what the Beatles did for nearly every popular musician that came after them.  The Beatles literally opened the flood gates for all sorts of new musical ambitions and talent to awaken or to be recognized. The “British Invasion” of the 1960’s was only the beginning. The symbolism of the word “Beatles” transformed into an erect phallus is symbolic of the musical seeds in which they planted. The evolution of popular music by way of this amazing paradigm-shifting album; Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.


If you know anything at all about Aleister Crowley, then you probably know that he was really into “sex magick”. His signature included a phallus hidden within the “A” of his first name. crowley-signature2Sex magick is one of the foundations of ritual within the OTO. The OTO has also been discussed on this blog several times, perhaps most notably in the “…Like a Rolling Stone” article. It was there that Spanish Tony of Rolling Stones fame admitted the some Beatles members were initiated into the OTO just prior to the completion of the Sgt. Pepper album. He also claimed that with a little help from their friends Kenneth Anger and Robert Fraser, the Sgt pepper cover was designed with Masonic and OTO symbolism to “let ‘them’ know that they know” or something to that effect. (See linked article for further information) I think this pretty much confirms that story to be true.

Just above the *ahem* red hyacinths, (or as my friend SageSigma would say; “the Male Generative Principle” haha) we have the transformed Frankenstein monster bust. Again, the Statue had to be placed in that spot intentionally for this symbolism to work. Frankenstein is symbolic in its own right.

The Monster

Mary Shelley’s 1818 story of Frankenstein has been said to be an allegory of the alchemist’s homunculus, giving life to non-life or  creation of powerful magical beings by alchemy. In my perception, that is exactly what we are seeing here. The Frankenstein bust is symbolic of semen from the phallus and we are witness to the creation of the new Beatles. The alchemic homunculi, created by magicians into powerful magickal beings. Sounds crazy right?? Maybe it is. At this point, nothing sounds crazy to me anymore. It actually makes perfect sense once you start to understand the symbolism happening with the Beatles (and so so so many others).

And given all of this, it is hard to dismiss the reversed ‘inner groove’ of the Sgt. Pepper album which seems to inform us: “We’ll all be magick Superman”

The ‘Inner Groove’ of the Pyramid:

We have discussed here on TheNumberNineBlog several layers of symbolism in regards to the Sgt. Pepper album, and from my perspective, all forms are symbolizing the same exact thing. Death, Resurrection, rebirth. The old, tired Beatles are dead and buried and the new Beatles have emerged like a Phoenix, raised from the ashes (or from the “X”s) into new, wiser, illuminated identities.

To solidify the idea of the homunculus, we can look up the center line of the pyramid, directly above the Beatles for a possible confirmation. It is here that we see this curious looking entity.


I interpret this curious symbol as that of a cow or bull. I can see a black-headed bovine with a white spot on its forehead, ears standing out horizontally to each side of its head. From my perspective, the entity seems to be sitting in meditating position.  Perhaps an Apis Bull of ancient Egyptian reverence. Ka in Egyptian is both a religious concept of life-force/power and the word for bull. See the sun disk resting upon its head? Is it Hathor?  (oddly enough- the “sun-disk” is actually Paul McCartney’s wax-dummy head transformed by the mirroring! “Ou Est Le Soleil, Dans La Tete, Travaillez“.) It could be all of those things, as well as another confirmation of the idea of the homunculi.

Alchemist’s Homunculus in a vial

A medieval text known as the “Liber Vaccae” or “Book of the Cow” lays out the homunculus creation formula in bizarre detail. The process begins by mixing human semen with a mystical phosphorescent elixir (called ‘sunstone’  THINK- Sun Disk) and ends with a newborn homunculus emerging from a cow.  Okay,  I am not going to go into further detail here… to be honest it gets really really gross, and I will spare you the details. (They say it’s symbolic… gosh I hope so!) If you are of a strong mind and stomach, and desire to know more try here. Otherwise, that’s as far as I am going.  The important idea here is that given the symbols present, we seem to be dealing with a creation story ala the OTO or Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East (whichever you prefer). And ultimately, symbolically, The creation of the ‘Illuminated’ Beatles. This idea is only further cemented with the transformed drum skin.

…the coming together
O.T.O. Lamen

It’s not perfect… but in my opinion completely reminiscent of the OTO lamen. Given the tools they had, I’d say that’s a direct hit.  The familiar vesica piscis, the fiery graal, the dove, and the triangle all present within the transformed drum skin! How did they do this?!? The palms surrounding the vesica piscis could also be symbolizing androgyny. This symbolism seems to keep within the same theme interpretations I have laid out here.

“In alchemical traditions, the palm tree is a symbol of androgyny as it possesses the perfect integration of both male and female attributes. This is an alchemical achievement – to be wholly, pristinely balanced – equally united with polarity. “ Source

With all the symbolism on display here, it is quite the challenge to dismiss all of this as coincidental. If there was only one, maybe two symbols that stood out here- then I could dismiss it (maybe) as coincidence. However, this is much much more- and taken on the whole, basically confirms everything.

The Conclusion(?):

What on earth does it all mean? Were the Beatles initiated into the O.T.O. during the summer of love 1967? Or were they lucky men who  “Made the Grade” having reached the toppermost of the poppermost? Were they simply paying homage to Crowley? Did they know what they were getting into? Or had they been there all along? OR.. was this the work of a couple of associate accomplices (Fraser, Blake, Anger) that wanted to make a statement that they had infiltrated the greatest band in history- to “let ‘them’ know that they know what ‘they’ know“?

I don’t pretend to have the answers.  I do not know anything for certain. I could be completely interpreting this incorrectly. There could be nothing there for me to interpret in the first place. If this is intentional (I do believe that it is) how is this possible? What an amazing feat!

All in all, I believe this is some type of creation story involving the Beatles. The “Loveable lads from Liverpool” are no longer among the living.  Rather they have symbolically buried their mop-tops and Beatle Boots having achieved illumination among their fellow “lonely hearts” brethren. That’s how I am choosing to interpret this anyway.

The Magicians, Magical Mystery Tour 1968

‘Nothing is Real’ as John said…  So what is the illusion and what is the reality? Do I take the blue pill or the red pill? Yikes! I could ask a million questions and not get any answers.  But I am still here.  Still trying to make sense of it all. Desperately trying to figure out ‘what the hell happened to the Beatles’ and their influence on the 60s generation and beyond.

Notice anything else I may have missed? What do you see in this very curious mirrored image? I appreciate your feedback in the comments as always.Thank you so much for reading.

I want to give a big THANK YOU to all my friends at Strawberry Fields Beatles Mystery Group- they truly make this possible, and I am forever grateful and humbled by the power of their minds!! Thank you for the help, encouragement and inspiration.  David Plate, K, David Aames, and all the rest!! xoxo




  1. I forgot Crowley was at the top of this pyramid. Great work. There is no chance he is at the top, the phallic symbol, the OTO-ish symbol, the Phoenix thing…are all a coincidence. The occult networks are that cryptic and meticulous. One of the creepier things I just caught is the Maryln Monroe blond looking at that floppy doll looking girl.

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    1. Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write that. I appreciate your thoughts. I also indeed see many Biblical undertones in the Beatles songs and story- and the Nephiluum have indeed come up before. Any truth that Sir Paul has six toes on his left foot??

      Anyway, thanks again. I enjoy your blogs as well.

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      1. You’re very welcome! And, I know as little of “Sir Paul” as I can possibly get away with–he is so disturbing to even look at, to me! But, about the idea he might have 6 toes even on just the one foot–that just could be a real possibility, come to think of it. If he came from a line associated with the ‘elitists’, or “the Royals”, there is a good possibility he could have 6 toes, yes! They have ‘tainted’ DNA, not just tainted blood, and they honestly do believe they are descendants of Jesus Christ, through his non-existent marriage to Mary Magdalene. They are disturbing, as well as disturbed! So, they are not just gnostics, they are satanists–but, I think that, possibly, only the higher-ups within the ‘Royal circles’ know exactly what they truly believe. The rest more than likely think it’s all ‘real neat’, and ‘fun’, and don’t take it as seriously as they would if they only knew. As with the masons, it’s not until they get higher up in the organization, that they are finally told what the organization is all about–by that time, they’ve taken oaths of secrecy so that, if they tell anyone any of the secrets they already know, they won’t simply be flushed out of the organization–no–their penalty for ‘betrayal’ of the org. is death.

        Over on YouTube someone has made a video called “The Walrus”, about the death of Paul–no one knows for certain just how right, or wrong, they might be about the circumstances, but they do weave in lots about the MKUltra mind control that they believe Paul fell victim to through his association with Dr. Asher–hypnotism is one thing they use to get people to do their bidding, and they use trigger words or phrases to motivate their victims. In the video they have Paul taking a phone call from Dr. Asher, and he must say some trigger word, because they have Paul immediately going into a trance of sorts, then he gets up, and goes into his car and drives off, only to crash it–he’s bloodied, but gets out and runs into a field, and with outstretched arms, he greets the morning sun–then, after he falls back down, someone approaches him, stands over him–then, shoots him!

        Before that takes place, they have him find a book of their ‘law’ on a bench, and it’s open to the page that tells someone who betrays them what their penalty for betrayal is–death–and, it shows a picture of a man hanging upside-down, while tied up, and I don’t believe that man in that book lived through it! Then, in the video, they show Paul being kidnapped, and tortured, and beat up, and let go. He stumbled home, and calls his dad, and they take those pictures of his beaten face–one of which we’ve seen on the internet, with the explanation that he was in a moped accident.

        That’s their take on what happened–I doubt its accuracy, unless they do have inside info that’s real. Because, as much as I wish I didn’t believe this, I think Paul was a satanic sacrifice, and was put through things that we really don’t want to know about, they were probably so extremely violent. 😦

        However, I do have my own personal info on how they use that hypnotism, and I just thank God they were never able to hypnotize me–right away I realized I wasn’t hypnotized, but was so afraid of what might happen if the dr. trying to hypnotize me realized I really wasn’t hypnotized, I actually feared for my life. I’d never had anyone try hypnotizing me before, but the guy automatically thought he could immediately put me ‘under’, then tell me to do whatever he wanted me to do–I must have prayed myself silly, calling out silently to the Lord to please help me, and get me out of there!!!

        It was one of the most harrowing experiences of my life, and was totally unexpected–but, that dr. must have assumed I was ‘one of them’–one of their victims–so, he simply went ahead and tried to get me to do whatever he wanted me to do–I think after a few minutes he must have realized I wasn’t really hypnotized himself, so he brought the ‘session’ to a close, and I thanked God for protecting me, since I really had feared for my life.[!]

        This whole subject is very dark because it involves those who are so evil I don’t think we even really understand how evil they are, and we tend to underestimate them because of that. To me, Paul was an angel–I mean a real angel-in-disguise–I know that sounds ridiculous on it’s face, and over-the-top silly, but the Bible does speak about “angels unawares”[Hebrews 13:2 KJV], and for us to be sure and entertain strangers due to that fact. It’s due to what I see when I look into his eyes even in his black and white photos–I can’t really describe what I witness when I do that, but I do have something to compare it to, and this is not an insult to Paul at all! It’s when I look into my dog’s eyes–not every dog’s eyes, either, just the one I have right now–I told my husband that there is something extra special about Major’s eyes–each time I look right into his eyes, I experience the same thing I do when I look into Paul’s eyes in the photos–purity–nothing but purity.

        That might sound natural when it comes to a dog, since animals are pure and innocent creatures–but, when I see the very same thing in a human beings eyes–that, to me, spells holiness of some kind–purity is not something known to exist in human beings, due to our sinful nature–however, purity would be something a good angel of God possesses–I know it sounds dumb, and I’m sorry if it’s so dumb-sounding that I shouldn’t have said anything about it, but I am so sure of this, and I feel like shouting it out to the whole world–just the way Paul said he felt in the song, “I’ve Just Seen A Face”–he wanted the whole world to know that he’d met ‘her’–a special someone whom he’d fallen in love with–well, that’s not something I would tell the whole world when it comes to this, but I do wish I could shout it out to everyone that I believe they killed one of God’s holy-ones-in-disguise, who may not even have known that about himself, as to who he really was to God.

        This thing has truly impressed me so much, and is now what continues driving me forward to find out as much as I can as to what exactly did happen to him–I want justice for him, if that can be realized–but, if it can’t, just knowing I’m among those who are trying to obtain justice for him is good enough for me.


  2. I have enjoyed reading through as many of your blog entries as possible in one sitting. Since I am a Christian, I come at this from a Biblical angle. That means I view what is going on with the Hyacinth phallic symbol as being what occurred in the 6th chapter of Genesis, in which it says:

    “1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

    2. that the sons of God[the fallen angels] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

    3. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

    4 There were GIANTS in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” [Genesis 6:1-4 AKJV][all verse structure changes and emphasis, mine]

    The phallic symbol points towards what appears to be the torso of a human being–hopefully a female one–and, the purpose the fallen angels had with blending DNA of two or more species was to create what we call a Chimera, in which God would not place a human soul–that enabled the fallen angels to inhabit that Chimeric body themselves, so they could do what they had planned here on earth. That, and the total moral corruption it led to, which also led to the giant-sized Nephilim, or the Titans inhabiting the earth, is why God caused the flood to encircle the earth, and drown them all except for 8–Noah and his family–with Noah being the only one who did not have corrupted DNA by that time.

    They are again at it apparently, and Chimeras have probably been created by this time[creating 3-strand DNA–we have 2-strands in our DNA], during this age, and I believe, as many do, that this is the endgame and God will be bringing it all down on their heads soon enough, and ring down the curtain on this time, period. I think what they tried to believe is that, somehow, Paul McCartney was linked with the great warrior king, Arthur–MccArtney–they want desperately for Arthur to return, to lead them–guess where, and into what? Into the “Valley of Decision”, to meet Christ, at the battle of Armageddon–they will meet their ultimate defeat there, too, but since it’s satan’s army they are attempting to put together, he won’t even allow himself to face facts about what’s going to happen there. God’s word says that, once the Lord is finished with them there in that valley, the blood will rise to the horses’ bridles.

    So, after what I believe happened with the real Paul, [once he was sacrificed, and replaced by Campbell], is that possibly two of the remaining original Beatles joined forces with Campbell in free masonry. What happened after that, when John finally seemed to have enough of it, and of Campbell, so left, and the group disbanded, is something I don’t know, but would enjoy finding out. It’s as though John jumped off the deep end of the pool only to discover it held no water. I wonder, though, is all.

    I wonder now if they didn’t kill Paul so that, some day, they hope to re-create him usin ghis DNA, so that his image-come-back-to-life will be that of what they dream about–King Arthur–returned to lead them? It sounds weird, but those people are into flat-out ‘Weird Science’, and they make the creation of the Frankenstein monster, by Mary Shelley, sound like a normal day in high school biology class.

    Thank you for all you’ve written on this subject. I look forward to continuing reading the rest of what you’ve written, and anything in the future that you write on this subject. I think you are definitely on the right track.


  3. Hello, thank you for citing myself as the “original source” – I found this mirrored image bout 10 years ago. Usually people just steal my research and pass it off as their own…I find countless examples (including this) and many, many others. I like to thank those that reference me as the source.

    It wasn’t my created picture to begin with, I got the image from Nothing Is Real (PID website, from user Skyward, circa 2006/7), along with a host of others that they’d done. It was myself that spotted the “OTO/Crowley” homage etc, and from the raw image. The user who provided it didn’t notice its significance.

    That said, and by way of thanks, I’m going to link you to my latest post. It’s a real head spinner, but then I’ve been doing this sort of thing for more than 15 years! 🙂

    Kind regards.



    1. Hey! Thank you!
      When I was preparing for this article, I went back to link to your article that had the mirrored sgt. pepper image in it, and I was sad to see that it was no longer available. I am glad though, that you are still writing new articles, and using the 9/11 Crowley pyramid motif (it is very important- it is all connected)! I find your work absolutely fascinating. Thank you for all that you do. And thank you for pointing out the original “dicoverer” of the pyramid, I will make note of it. I am always happy to give credit where credit is due.


  4. Something I found recently….take a look at the original Sgt peppers album art sketch by Lennon…look on that sketch where one puts the mirror to make the diagonal image happen!


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