Left ; The Alchemist | Alejandro Jodorowsky in 'The Holy Mountain', one of Manson and the band's admitted favorite, highly influential film.
Right ; Twiggy Ramirez on the 2008 'Rape of the World' tour in his "witch's" guise stage outfit, evoking 'The Alchemist' Alejandro Jodorowsky in the film 'The Holy Mountain'From left to right ; Alejandro Jodorowsky in the oft-Manson-referenced film 'The Holy Mountain', Charles Manson during a parole hearing in the 1980's and infamous drag queen Divine, in the film 'Pink Flamingos' which was sampled heavily throughout 'Portrait of an American Family'.
Early Marilyn Manson flier bearing a xerox of Richard Ramirez, 'The Night Stalker', in his infamously fear inspiring courtroom pose with pentagram inscribed on his palm. In fact, I have a lot to say, but now is not the time or place. I don't believe in the hypocritical, moralistic dogma of this so-called civilized society. Some authorities trace the three-legged Triskelion to at least thirteen hundred years before the birth of Christ.
I need not look beyond this room to see all the liars, haters, the killers, the crooks, the paranoid cowards--truly trematodes of the Earth, each one in his own legal profession. And no one knows that better than those who kill for policy, clandestinely or openly, as do the governments of the world, which kill in the name of God and country or for whatever reason they deem appropriate. It is extremely valued as an amulet against the evil eye. This figure is known as the Triquetrum and is used instead of the Triskelion whenever one desires the forces of speed it represents.
The following is a quote by Twiggy from 1997: I want to continue to break the barrier between male and female," said Ramirez, whose drab dresses, dreadlocked hair and motley makeup make the strongest physical statement in the band.
"I think I got my first erection when I tried on my mother's underpants growing up.
It's just a side of me that I feel comfortable with as well.