What are the symbols on the new RUSH album?
Symbols on the new RUSH album (Clockwork Angels). What do the RUSH symbols mean?
Can you tell me what the symbols on the new RUSH album are?
I am a big fan of the rock band RUSH. They always have symbols in their album covers. But THIS new release is ALL symbols (the album is called Clockwork Angels, and features the hit single, Caravan).
I don't know where to start to figure out their meaning. Would you mind taking a look at them, then maybe steer me in the right direction to figure out their meaning?
I will attach a jpeg of the symbols so you can see.
Avia's response to
"Symbols on the new RUSH album" question:
Around the clock symbols are:
Two: Purification (sometimes interchangeable with a square cross, which is an earth symbol
Eight: Etheric oil, it could also be Quicklime
Each of these symbols is vast in complex meanings depending upon which esoteric system you consult.
Also, bear in mind these are artistic renditions. Slight differences in strokes in even the simplest symbols can mean something different. For example, the Brimstone symbol is also a doppleganger for Glass depending upon the placement of cross sections.
I've written about some of these symbols (see links below).
You should also do your own research for further meanings of the symbols on the RUSH album. Try Wikipedia, your library, Adam McLean's Alchemy website
, or even a university might help. Here are my resource links:
It might even be worthwhile to contact the band manager for further information on the RUSH symbols and the band's intention. Clearly, the symbol meanings here are layered
For example, I can read meanings of the symbols as they are assigned to their specific hours (numbers). So, a look at symbolic number meanings
might be revealing too.
Of course, the creator/designer/author of this album cover would be the source for full symbolic disclosure.
The RUSH symbols on this album are a grand examples of using symbols for personal (or in this case, group) expression. There is deeper meaning here. The superficial level of meaning can be intuited by RUSH's audience, but the deepest layer of meaning might be known only to a few (the author, of course, and a scant percent of people who are like-minded and could follow this line of interpretation).
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!