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Billie Holiday, John Coltrane & The Life Of Eric Garner: The Spiritual Science Of Strange Fruit

The great music legend, vocalist Billie Holiday’s signature song “Strange Fruit, was released on April 20, 1939, which also happened to be the 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler.

Hitler at the time the song “Strange Fruit” was released was in his 6th year as  Führer of Germany.

Billie Holiday’s haunting delivery provides an instructive soundtrack to the vicious demonic violence, ritualistically performed against Black people on a regular basis.

Though originally released in 1939, the lyrics of the song unfortunately ring loudly today as very true.

Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and passed away on July 17, 1959.

The date of Billie Holiday’s passing was 55 years from when Eric Garner was brutally killed by the police in Staten Island, New York on July 17, 2014.

The number 55 was is reminiscent of another victim of white violence, Emmett Till, who was lynched in 1955 and whose death was a rallying cry for the Civil Rights Movement.

Eric Garner pleaded for his life as the racist police officers wrestled him to the ground, with one police officer using an illegal chokehold on him, while he said “I CAN’T BREATHE” 11 TIMES!

“Strange Fruit” indeed!

It is these kinds of repeated acts of police violence that led one international group to conclude:

“Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them,..”

According to Michael German, a former FBI special agent, white supremacist groups have infiltrated US law enforcement agencies in every region of the country over the last two decades.

The song “Strange” Fruit poignantly tells the story of this ongoing violent dynamic in the history of the United States that without regard or mercy claims Black lives:

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin’ eyes and the twisted mouth

Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin’ flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck

For the rain to gather
For the wind to suck
For the sun to rot
For the tree to drop

Here is a strange and bitter crop

The “South” over time has come to be a metaphor for oppression, with the recognition of the myth of the Northern Liberal and Abraham Lincoln.

New York City was the second largest slave holding region in the colonies, where more than 42% of New York City households held slaves by 1703, often as domestic servants and laborers.

Malcolm X said it best:

“When we say South, we mean south of the Canadian border.

America in its entirety is segregationist and is racist.

It’s more camouflaged in the north, but it’s the same thing.”

Malcolm X in an interview made the following observation:

“Lincoln said that if he could save the Union without freeing the slaves, he would…As for the Emancipation Proclamation, sir, it was an empty document.

If it freed the slaves, why, a century later, are we still battling for civil rights?”

The contradictions in the United States Malcolm X observed in his lifetime, would continue to exist to even after Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963.

Eric Garner was born on September 15, 1970, which was 7 years after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, September 15, 1963.

The white supremacist terrorist bombing claimed the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Carol Denise McNair.

The bombing took place two and half weeks after the March On Washington on August 28, 1963.

In response to the bombing of the Birmingham church that brutally killed the 4 little girls, John Coltrane wrote the comoposition Alabama in 1963.

John Coltrane lived from September 23, 1926 to July 17, 1967.

There is a timespan of 37 years between when John Coltrane passed away and when Eric Garner was killed on July 17, 2014.

Eric Garner’s life from birth was in synchronicity with historical and cultural symbols of violence against Black people.

Garner was born on the 7th year commeration of one of the most violent episodes of the Civil Rights Movement.

Furthermore, the day that Garner was killed, is shared with two cultural icons who passed away on the same day.

Both Billie Holiday and John Coltrane directly spoke to the conditions to that confronted Garner.

The metaphysical vibrational frequencies that Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Eric Garner have in common are expressed through numbers 7 and 13.

The numbers 7 and 13 have multiple meanings in both positive and negative expressions.

Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Eric Garner all made their transition in July, which is the 7th month of the year.

Furthermore, the three aforementioned persons passed away on July 17th in different years.

17 is the 7th prime number.

Billie Holiday is born on April 7, 1915. Observe the number 7 in the date!

The song “Alabama” by John Coltrane has 7 letters.

The Birmingham, Alabama church that was bombed is named “16th Street Baptist Church”. 16=1+6=7!

Eric Garner passed away in the year 2014.


Eric Garner was born on September 15, 1970 which was 7 years after the church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963!

The name Billie Holiday has 13 letters.

The title of John Coltrane’s song “Alabama” has the following value when using Full Reduction cipher of numerology:










The Number 13 is a feminine number and suggests that use of intuition.

The number 13 brings the test, the suffering and the death.

It symbolizes the death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit: the passage on a higher level of existence.

In Tarot, no. 13 card is named as Death, but it mostly means death of a struggling period and new beginnings.

The number 13 announces the ending of old cycles and the beginning of new ones. It encourages one to be patient and think positive.

The number 13 is guiding the spirit to believe in the possibility of turning problems and hurts, into something good which will help and move forward in life.

The number 13 draws attention to karma.

According to the mainstream western Christian view, the number 13 is an indication of corruption and evil.

The number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness.

Thirteen represents all the governments created by men, and inspired by Satan, in outright rebellion against the Eternal.

According to the western Christian Bible, they are thirteen things that defile a person:

  1. Adultries,
  2. Fornications,
  3. Evil Thoughts,
  4. Murders,
  5. Covetousness,
  6. Thefts,
  7. Wickedness,
  8. Licentiousness,
  9. Guile, 
  10. Blasphemy
  11. Foolishness,
  12. Pride and
  13.  An Evil Eye

The act of violence committed against Eric Garner as well as Blacks throughout the history of America, are an expression of the collective commitment of whites to the 13 acts that defile a person.

The number 13 has different expressions from the western Christian viewpoint.

European esoteric thinkers and occultists have been able to incorporate the higher level understanding into western society as seen with the creation of 13 Colonies and the American one dollar bill.

According to Dr. Kwame Nantambu:

“In Kemet, commonly referred to as ancient Egypt, the number 13 was a numeric expression of empowerment. In its original context in ancient Kemet (Egypt), number 13 represented Transformation, Resurrection, New Life and Rebirth. It was spiritual, positive and powerful at its core.”

One writer states:

“The Ancient Egyptians believed that there are twelve steps on the ladder to eternal life and knowledge and to take the thirteenth step meant going through death into everlasting life, thus the thirteenth step it is said, that the soul reaches the source of itself and attains spiritual completion.
13 is the number they associated with immortality.”

The connection between July 17th connection between Billie Holiday, Eric John Coltrane and Eric Garner also is an echo of Kemet and the revered Sirius star system.

July 17th is during the the so-called “Dog Days” Of Summer, 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius.

The number 13 is a shared numeric vibrational frequency between the song titled “Strange Fruit” and Sirius.

The numerology of “Strange Fruit” is as follows when using the Reverse Full Reduction cipher:















The value of 76 associated with the song titled “Strange Fruit” is a veiled reference to 1776, which is also expressed as ’76 or the Spirit of ’76.

The connection between “Strange Fruit” and the “Spirit of ’76” is a metaphysical affirmation of the violence against people of African ancestry is a fundamental aspect of the creation of the United States of America.


The numerology of “Sirius” when using the Reverse Full Reduction cipher has the following value:










The 13th prime number is 41 and 41=4+1=5.

The planet that is governs the number 5 is Mercury.

According to one writer:

Mercury is the translator and shows how you know what you know. 

Mercury is your lens, and the shape you give reality. 

Mercury is the planet assigned to Gemini and Virgo zodiac signs.

Both John Coltrane and Eric Garner were born during the Virgo zodiac cycle.

The synchronicity shared between Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Eric Garner has expressed itself in planetary and numeric energies.

According to the narrative on record, Eric Garner was wrestled to the ground by the Staten Island, New York police officers, gasping for air, saying “I CAN’T BREATHE” 11 TIMES!

The act of being wrestled to the ground is a reference to the ruling element of the Virgo zodiac sign associated with John Coltrane and Eric Garner.

The ruling element of Virgo is the EARTH. The” GROUND” is a reference to the “EARTH”.

The earth element is also associated with the song “Strange Fruit”.

The recording of “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday, was released on April 20, 1939 which is governed by the Taurus zodiac.

Taurus like Virgo is an earth sign.

Eric Garner as previously stated was born on the same day as the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

The church bombing in 1963, occurred 18 days after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, in which he said the following:

“I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its Governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, which makes him a Capricorn, which is also an earth sign.

The word “earth” equals 52, which becomes 5+2=7, when using the Simple Gematria cipher, which is also known as the English Ordinal cipher of numerology.









The number 7 and 13 has appeared frequently in the synchronicity between Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Eric Garner.

The 7th Fibonacci number is 13.

The number 7 in esoteric terms is associated with the search for truth and mystical insight.

The number 7 is an indicator of major cycles and periods in life.

There are 7 days in the week, 7 deadly sins, 7 virtues, 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, 7 classical planets, 7 year economic cycle, 7 vertebrae in the neck, 7 layers of skin (2 outer and 5 inner), ocean waves roll in sevens, and the rainbow has 7 colors, to name a few.

The number 13 pertains to transformation of which is often mistakenly only viewed as physical death.

The message that is being communicated with the aforementioned synchronicity is summarized in the understanding of the EARTH element.

The first three letters in the word “EARTH” is “EAR”.

“EAR” is a reference to “LISTENING”.

The planetary and numeric vibrational frequency shared by Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Eric Garner are spiritually aggregated around the act to “LISTEN”.

The aforementioned three individuals offered something to listen:

The words of “Strange Fruit”, the musical eulogy of the song “Alabama” by Coltrane and the words of Erica Garner “I CAN’T BREATHE” reveal the consequences of the oppressive society inability to listen.

It is in genuinely listening that the transformation can occur.

Copyright © 2020 Visionthought

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