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Thread started 07/10/06 4:22pm

OuzoPower

Prince Symbol -- The Meaning

I found this information on a website about
alchemy symbols
The Prince symbol is very similar to the alchemy symbol for soapstone
It signifies the veil between this life and the next
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Reply #1 posted 07/10/06 4:24pm

FrancerulzV99

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Reply #2 posted 07/10/06 11:00pm

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Ahh, a good old "prince" thread... Haven't seen one of them in a while wink

Yeah, the symbol is a mix between the traditional male and female symbols along with and an alchemy/soapstone symbol.

Alchemy is the ancient art of turning base metals into pure gold (which is, of course, impossible according to modern science). For thousands of years rulers were always interested in being able to manufacture pure gold from everyday materials and would go to crazy lengths to try and find its secrets. Whoever owns the gold makes the rules so they say...

However alchemy is also seen as a spiritual journey. As alchemists embark on a life long task of trying to do something that is seemingly impossible, it is also a metaphor for turning oneself, your inner soul, into "gold". Hence the term "alchemy" has become synonomous with change/inspiration/growth etc.

It's interesting that there are a lot of references to "gold" and "alchemy" in Prince's 90s work - 3 Chains 'O' Gold, Goldnigga, The Gold Experience "...until the stud in your mouth turns gold" (Mad Sex), "... the alchemy occured most in the Muse" (The Rainbow Children) etc...

Not that I'm saying Prince knows the secrets of alchemy lol, but it's certainly something that he related to back then (the life long struggle between him and WB perhaps?) and incorporated into his music (and the now famous symbol).
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Reply #3 posted 07/11/06 12:54am

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toejam said:

Ahh, a good old "prince" thread... Haven't seen one of them in a while wink

Yeah, the symbol is a mix between the traditional male and female symbols along with and an alchemy/soapstone symbol.

Alchemy is the ancient art of turning base metals into pure gold (which is, of course, impossible according to modern science). For thousands of years rulers were always interested in being able to manufacture pure gold from everyday materials and would go to crazy lengths to try and find its secrets. Whoever owns the gold makes the rules so they say...

However alchemy is also seen as a spiritual journey. As alchemists embark on a life long task of trying to do something that is seemingly impossible, it is also a metaphor for turning oneself, your inner soul, into "gold". Hence the term "alchemy" has become synonomous with change/inspiration/growth etc.

It's interesting that there are a lot of references to "gold" and "alchemy" in Prince's 90s work - 3 Chains 'O' Gold, Goldnigga, The Gold Experience "...until the stud in your mouth turns gold" (Mad Sex), "... the alchemy occured most in the Muse" (The Rainbow Children) etc...

Not that I'm saying Prince knows the secrets of alchemy lol, but it's certainly something that he related to back then (the life long struggle between him and WB perhaps?) and incorporated into his music (and the now famous symbol).



hmm kinda sounds like Ps cds of late.


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Reply #4 posted 07/11/06 1:00am

FrancerulzV99

lazycrockett said:

toejam said:

Ahh, a good old "prince" thread... Haven't seen one of them in a while wink

Yeah, the symbol is a mix between the traditional male and female symbols along with and an alchemy/soapstone symbol.

Alchemy is the ancient art of turning base metals into pure gold (which is, of course, impossible according to modern science). For thousands of years rulers were always interested in being able to manufacture pure gold from everyday materials and would go to crazy lengths to try and find its secrets. Whoever owns the gold makes the rules so they say...

However alchemy is also seen as a spiritual journey. As alchemists embark on a life long task of trying to do something that is seemingly impossible, it is also a metaphor for turning oneself, your inner soul, into "gold". Hence the term "alchemy" has become synonomous with change/inspiration/growth etc.

It's interesting that there are a lot of references to "gold" and "alchemy" in Prince's 90s work - 3 Chains 'O' Gold, Goldnigga, The Gold Experience "...until the stud in your mouth turns gold" (Mad Sex), "... the alchemy occured most in the Muse" (The Rainbow Children) etc...

Not that I'm saying Prince knows the secrets of alchemy lol, but it's certainly something that he related to back then (the life long struggle between him and WB perhaps?) and incorporated into his music (and the now famous symbol).



hmm kinda sounds like Ps cds of late.


sad


Prince's CD's of late have been gold to you?!?!?!
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Reply #5 posted 07/11/06 4:55am

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The Alchemy symbol aside, I always pictured the prince symbol as just being a combination of his old male/female symbol and a simple musical horn.
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Reply #6 posted 07/11/06 6:54am

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I always thought that the symbol looked a little bit like his guitar. tease nuts
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Reply #7 posted 07/11/06 7:26am

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Okay, just because we've got a bunch of "new" members, does that mean we have to rehash ALL the fave threads - there's a version of "Is Prince Gay?" (in this case it's "What if.."). Where's "There's this video of P with MJ and JB.." or just plain "P v MJ"? We could also do with a version of "Was the 80s the best Prince era" and a few "Fave/worst Prince song/album/video".
Fill up the forum with those and this place will be hopping!!!
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Reply #8 posted 07/11/06 7:38am

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Reply #9 posted 07/11/06 7:45am

raddahone

very interesting...thank U...sunshine ur way...isn't it neat how we all can learn so much when we share?...i dig St. Germain...haven't read much of what is available on alchemy w.r.2. St. Germain, but know that He is super neat and really has an awesome respect for Gold that is referenced in several of the I AM series books. LoveU
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Reply #10 posted 07/12/06 5:05pm

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Se7en said:

The Alchemy symbol aside, I always pictured the prince symbol as just being a combination of his old male/female symbol and a simple musical horn.


here we go again.....
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