He may have been exploring it towards the end’: David Bowie’s final music video ‘includes hidden references about his Kabbalah beliefs

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David Bowie’s final music video for Lazarus could contain hidden references about his Kabbalah beliefs.

The Space Oddity singer – who died on January 10 after losing his battle with terminal liver cancer – released the video days before his death and according to the Daily Mirror the clip had a hidden message about the religion which is a branch of Judaism.

The insider claims Bowie may have been ‘exploring’ his past beliefs in the lead up to his death.

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‘He may have been exploring it towards the end’: David Bowie’s final music video ‘includes hidden references about his Kabbalah beliefs’

By Joanna Crawley For Mailonline
11:45 27 Jan 2016, updated 13:03 27 Jan 2016
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David Bowie’s final music video for Lazarus could contain hidden references about his Kabbalah beliefs.

The Space Oddity singer – who died on January 10 after losing his battle with terminal liver cancer – released the video days before his death and according to the Daily Mirror the clip had a hidden message about the religion which is a branch of Judaism.

The insider claims Bowie may have been ‘exploring’ his past beliefs in the lead up to his death.

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Hidden meaning? David Bowie’s final music video for Lazarus could contain references about his Kabbalah beliefs according to an insider +7
Hidden meaning? David Bowie’s final music video for Lazarus could contain references about his Kabbalah beliefs according to an insider
In the video’s last shot, Bowie wears a striped top that resembles the one he wore on the album cover for his 1976 LP Station To Station, as he retreats backwards into a wardrobe.

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The 1976 image was taken by photographer Steve Schapiro, who did a photo shoot with Bowie in the outfit using chalk to do an outline of the kabbalistic tree of life, which is a classic descriptive term for the central mystical symbol used in the Kabbalah of esoteric Judaism.

The song Station To Station also contains the lyric: ‘One magical movement from Kether to Malkuth’.’Kether’ and ‘malkuth’ are two of the 10 elements of the kabbalistic tree of life.

Bowie was said to be fascinated with kabbalah during the time he recorded Station To Station.
And as he wears what looks like a replica of the striped shirt in Lazarus it might mean the legendary musician could have been ‘exploring’ his past beliefs in the lead up to his death.

A source has told The Daily Mirror: ‘There is absolutely no doubt this is a reference to that particular time in his life. David may have been looking into and exploring certain aspects of Kabbalah towards the end.

‘The fact this is the last image of him on video – and this is the outfit he was wearing – is surely significant.’

However, biographer Paul Trynka thinks his message about Kabbalah was ‘intended’ but is not the whole message. He told the newspaper: ‘Right around the time of Station to Station, David started wearing a crucifix, naming it as a treasured possession.

‘David often mentioned spiritual leanings, both Christian and Buddhist, but my take is he didn’t endorse one particular religion exclusively.

‘My guess is he was exploring the concept of death, the end of existence, rather than looking for a last-minute salvation.’