January 15, 2013

'Submerged in Symbolism' - An occult analysis of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine

This is a great interview with Robert Richard Hieronimus. The main focus is his 2002 book, "Inside the Yellow Submarine: The Making of The Beatles Animated Classic," but it branches off into other areas of his life and work.

YouTube Video Description - [Channel: conspiroTV]:
In an interview recorded on June 26th 2012 to mark the latest re-release of The Beatles' 1968 animated movie 'Yellow Submarine' on DVD and Blu-ray, ConspiroTV' chats to symbologist, artist, author, researcher and radio-host Robert Richard Hieronimus Ph.D.

His 2002 book, 'Inside the Yellow Submarine: The Making of The Beatles Animated Classic' has been dubbed, "an indispensable companion to the movie." It not only features exclusive interviews with all the principle creators of the film, but also a unique analysis of the esoteric, symbolic aspects within the movie itself.

His occult perspective of the film is hardly a surprise given his life-long interest in symbols and ancient knowledge. In 1969 he founded the 'AUM,' America's first state-approved school of esoteric studies. In 1981, he recieved his PhD. for the doctoral thesis, 'An Historic Analysis of the reverse of the American Great Seal and It's Relationship to the Ideology of Humanistic Psychology.' Furthermore, his research on the Great Seal of the United States has been used in the speeches, literature and libraries of the White House, the US State Department and the Department of the Interior.

During the interview, he also talks about his long and often rocky dealings with The Beatles' company, 'Apple,' and the friendly and fruitful relationships he's forged over the years with some of The Beatles' trusted inner circle including the bands' long-time PR man Derek Taylor and famed record producer, Sir George Martin (who contributed the introduction to Robert's celebrated book). He also relives the night when he successfully assembled together most of the original crew-members of the movie for a 30th anniversary reunion TV special at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale Studios. However, the interview begins with memories of his early days as an album-cover and poster designer with 'Elektra Records' when he shared his knowledge of occult symbols with some of the biggest names in Rock music history, including Jimi Hendrix.

An accompanying in-depth article about the interview and the 'Yellow Submarine,' can be read at the website/blog 'Conspiro Media.':