“I mean to say that we made a few laughs by inserting this, that, or that in a fun way. Some intellectuals have interpreted this attitude as if it were the only way to perceive things in a symbolic young generation, but we have taken seriously some parts of this role” -Lennon ( “Lennon remembers”), J. Wenner Straight Arrow Books, 1971, p. 97.
“…the ancient Egyptians worshiped Khepera, the rising Sun, and the sacred scarab was buried with the dead as the symbol of resurrection. For as the run rises from the darkness of night, so the divine spirit rises from the body that in no more. The life is eternal.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 42
Paul McCartney when the Beatles split formed new band called Wings, thus in effect being the Winged Beatle. The Winged Beatle is even a title of an interesting documentary which explores Paul McCartney rumored death, secret body double replacement, and other occultic subjects related to the beetles.
The cover was people “we like and admire” – Ringo Starr Hit Parade, Oct. 1976, p.14
“This serpent, Satan, is not the enemy of Man, be He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade “Know Thyself!: and taught Initiation. He is “the Devil” of the book of Troth, and His emblem is Baphomet, and Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection.” – Aleister Crowley Magick: In Theory and Practice p. 193
“. . . we were going to have photos on the wall of all our HEROES . . .” (Referring to Sgt. Pepper’s cover) – Paul McCartney Musician, Special Collectors Edition, – Beatles and Rolling Stones, 1988, p.12).
“The whole Beatle idea was to do what you want, right? To take your own responsibility, do what you want and try not to harm other people, right? DO WHAT THOU WILST, as long as it doesn’t hurt somebody. . .” (“The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono”, by David Sheff and G. Barry Golson, p. 61)
“We probably seem to be anti-religious. . . none of us believes in God.”-Paul McCartney of The Beatles Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15
In 1988 the Beatles released a compilation titled ‘Past Masters’. A person who has held the office of master in a Freemasons‘ lodge, guild, etc is called a Past Master. The compilation contains exactly 33 songs.