Twilight Book Series, tale of Romeo and Juliet or Demonic Chanelling/Possession
July 6, 2011 8:02pm CST
Ok so lets say we skip all the masonic/religious symbolism on the art cover of Stephanie Meyers books since she says it wasn't her choice and get down to how she came up with the books and the character names. She has said in interviews she had vivid dream of the story of the two and that she was inspired to write the book. You can watch it her in her own words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdhBmDZK6uw&feature=related OK now onto the names: Edwards name before he became a vampire was Edward Masen this has meaning in both the first and last names Edward was Aliester Crowley's real first name and Masen of course is a variation of Mason, of which Crowley was a 33rd degree before he founded the OTO. Cullen of course is rumored to be a very powerful family that were involved in witchcraft and brought it to the America. Tyler Crowley here again we see satanist Aleister Crowley's name appear again. Jacob Black this of course is from the bible Jacob being the one who wrested with an angel and was given the name of Israel. Black might be either a pun at them being in the dark as if the lineage of Jacob is in the dark. Of course they are all portrayed as werewolves so they are beasts. Ephraim Black (Jacob's grandfather) is actually the grandson of Jacob in the bible and the second oldest of Joseph who was blessed above his older brother. I could go on and on about the names but there is no point really either you are going to think it is all coincidence or you are going to see that there are just too many coincidences and check the rest of it out yourself. The only other thing I would like to add is that Stephanie also had another dream she talked about "I had this dream that Edward actually showed up and told me that I got it all wrong and like he exists and everything but he couldn't live off animals... and I kind of got the sense he was going to kill me." "It was really terrifying and bizarrely different from every other time I've thought about his character". http://www.twilightgear.net/Twilight-news-and-gossip/stephenie-meyer-reveals-details-of-new-dream-about-edward-cullen/2493 I am not a big believer in coincidences my feeling is that too many coincidences mean something is not right and someone is pulling strings even if we can't see those strings. So should I break out the tinfoil hat or are you like me and think that there is no such thing as repeated coincidences? Also feel free to point out any coincidences I missed or names that I didn't go over.
7 Jul 11
I don't think Stephanie Meyer is intelligent enough to be able to weave all these occult symbolism that you presented here. In my opinion, the only thing she's capable of is bad literature. These books are simply just terrible.
• United States
7 Jul 11
You want to know how she came up with the basis for the story? She probably had a quiet, lonely childhood that left her with few great loves, leading her into a subconscious desire to be ravaged by a vampire. Twilight is ultimately a story that tells of a girl who is an outsider and finds another outsider to be with. Definitely not Romeo & Juliet. The books simply speak to the empty hole that many young girls have, thinking they will never find a soulmate, wishing a dark and dangerous man would come and sweep them off their feet. "James Dean" syndrome. As for the religious symbolism, see DarkJoev's post. Have you considered that your ability to find and put together these "coincidences" could be the work of a dark force controlling you? If not then it's not fair to think that of her. If so, you should quit bowing to the voices in your head. Ultimately, if you are proposing the success of these books is somehow tied to dark forces, I'm tempted to agree. There is no reason for these to enjoy the popularity they do and thousands of swooning, foolish girls very well could be playing into some evil plot. Oh well, teenage girls are pretty evil anyway. It doesn't take much to get them in the Devil's camp.
• United States
7 Jul 11
I to think that at some point you go over just one to many coincidences but as a writer I know that alot of other things that you read can come into your writing and I remember in a interview it came out that Ms.Meyers is Mormon which take it how you will. So that would explain the Biblical names popping up. Also as a writer she most likely did research into witchcraft and other things around that whole thing so that she could pull off this variation of what we believe to be traditional vampires. Also this was a story that she wrote for here daughter who is into vampires. I think in this case you might need to break out the tin foil.