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Hey I was wondering if you would know if there's any interview out there where John shares his viewpoint on religion/ god. Would be interesting to know what his thoughts are on that subject. Anyways, I've been following you for a while and actually made a tumblr account just to look at awesome pics of John Frusciante on your account lol, so yea, I thank you for that. Bye.
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Let’s see… he has mentioned the topic of spirituality quite a few times but there isn’t just “one interview” where he talks only about that so I’m gonna give you some of his quotes where he says something about that:
Could you describe the spirits? “I think when you love somebody, you’re seeing something in their eyes your conscious brain isn’t trained to understand. Say, for instance, you love certain movie stars like I love Humphrey Bogart, Joe Dalessandro and Andrea Feldman… If I love those people, that means they have spirits inside them who are friends with me. These spirits connect all of us because they could be in one person one second and another person the next - they go around helping people out and we help them by being creative.” (2001)
“The subject of ‘spirits’ come up a lot when I talk about myself because I’m very influenced by that world, and I pretty much consider them largely responsible for my music and lyrics. I consider myself only responsible for working hard at being able to make myself open to the feelings that they have to offer me, and the ideas that they’ve had to give me. I’ve lived my life in a certain way, so I’ve been able to hear their thoughts, and I know how the ones that are close to me feel about things. I try to do the best in my life to work for them. I mean, they’re what have made my life meaningful, up to this point. I’m just trying to do everything I can to make life meaningful for them. Spirits tend to send messages to you as feelings. You may not know it’s a spirit talking to you, but you feel a feeling, you write a song from it. You’re taking something that already existed in another dimension before it was in your head. And when you turn it into a song, you’ve done something for the spirits by taking this thing that they’re a part of and making it something for everybody , or whoever gets the chance to hear it. So you’ve actually made their place that they live in bigger in this world, because most people wouldn’t be able to hear or feel the same thing. When I say ‘spirits,’ I’m not necessarily talking about people who are living in an afterlife. They’re inside people who are directly connected to the life we’re living. You have spirits inside of you, and when you’re hearing my music they’re hearing it, too. That’s the way I think of it.” (2001)
Guitar World Acoustic: When did your contact with the spiritual world begin?
Around the time the Chili Peppers were writing Blood Sugar Sex Magik. I started playing a little game with myself, where when I was playing guitar I’d say “Okay, I’m going to leave my body now.” And when I would do that, I found that the music coming out of me was much better than anything I’d ever done. It became obvious to me that these energies were possessing my body. I would just get out of the way and let the energies play my guitar for me. So I just started to have this natural sort of belief in these spiritual forces. And as my beliefs became more concrete, they started revealing themselves to me more. I always heard voices in my head as little kid, but now I had an excessive amount of voices in my head all the time. Having conversations with me. Telling me about the future. They’d say something was going to happen in two minutes - and it would. They would do these things to tell me they were in tune with and could see the future. Because the future has already happened many times. They don’t live in a dimension that has time, but they feed off the energies of people who do live in time.So by the time I quit the Chili Peppers in 1992, I was devoting myself to nothing but magical progress. I got to the point, five years later, where I could sit in a room with a ghost or an astral body for half an hour at a time. Which takes a tremendous amount of concentration. (2001)
“I don’t pray. I don’t meditate. I don’t ask for help from elsewhere. I just live my life. But I don’t think what we see is all there is. I’ve been made to be very aware that there is a lot more going on here than meets the eye. It was made very clear to me a few years ago. So I just try to be the best person I can be and know a lot can be going on behind my head when I’m not looking.” (2004)
After “time,” “God” and “death” are perhaps the two words that pop up most frequently in the lyrics (of Shadows Collide with People). “I probably just put God in there because it’s a big image. I don’t have any religious beliefs, and I’m not interested in that as subject matter. But I do like to use strong imagery- I Like screwing around with big ideas. To me, my lyrics are really funny. Like that line in “Carvel” about “sending a dummy to my God.” It’s just a joke, you know- the idea of not really dying and sending a dummy in your place. As far as death goes, it is one of the things that I do love writing about. It’s just my excitement at the though of dying. It’s just part of my joy, intertwined with my love for being alive. I can’t possibly embrace life without embracing death. It’s one of my favorite things to write about, in part because it’s a way of communicating with friends who are not living in this world. Also, I’ve been given enough of a glimpse of death to know that it’s something I have to look forward to. I especially believe that the more effort you put into doing a good job here on Earth, the more interesting the next life will be for you. So part of what makes me so happy to be alive is that I really am so excited about the prospect of dying. (2004)
(about The Empyrean) “Another ‘character’, if we could call it like that, is a ‘driving force’ which incessantly creates and keeps up all the existence. We can also call it an ‘energy’ that creatively drives an engine which, for us, is a brain. A term 'my true self’ is fine, too. It’s sometimes known to us as voices from our head… The more your acts deviate from your 'real self’, the more these voices will disturb you. They are a kind of a guide for you.“ (2008)
I hope this answers your question, and thanks again for your kind message :)