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Bob Dylan Claims He Was 'Transfigured' in the Sixties: Kidding or Crazy?

Fergie 2012/09/18 20:00:00
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In the most recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Bob Dylan revealed some startling information about his past -- or should I say -- what he thinks happened in his past. After reading a book about the Hell's Angels and learning that a Hell's Angels leader with the same name as him (Robert Zimmerman) was killed in a motorcycle accident, Dylan came to believe that he is the transfigured form of the biker. (Some religions teach that transfiguration is the transformation from the physical form to the spiritual form.) It's unclear as to whether Dylan thinks he is possessed by the biker or is in fact a ghost of the biker.

Later in the interview, when pressed for more information on the matter, Dylan insisted "You can go and learn about it from the Catholic Church...You can learn about it in some old mystical books, but it's a real concept...So when you ask your questions you're asking them to a person who's long dead. You're asking them to a person that doesn't exist." Now this seems strange, even by Dylan standards, so I have to wonder if he's kidding (he does have an offbeat sense of humor) or if he's just gotten a little crazy through age. What do you think?

ROLLINGSTONE.COM reports:
In a startling stretch of his interview with Rolling Stone,Bob Dylan assigns a special spiritual significance to the death of Robert Zimmerman, the president of the San Fernando chapter of the Hells Angels, in the Sixties.
rolling stonebob dylan assigns spiritual significance death robert zimmerman pr

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  • Rocky Raccoon 2012/09/24 12:17:00
  • Griegg 2012/09/23 23:54:50
    Kidding
    Griegg
    He's marching to a different drummer.
  • Resp 2012/09/23 16:55:26
    Crazy
    Resp
    I think Dylan is becoming senile.
  • Jessi 2012/09/20 18:55:19
    Kidding
    Jessi
    If you think he is serious, perhaps you haven't paid enough attention to him.
  • tjhugh77 2012/09/20 03:17:44
    Crazy
    tjhugh77
    +1
    He could have been just messing around, but ya know, its BOB DYLAN......He HAS done ALOT of drugs...WOW!!!! hehehe ;)
  • stevmackey 2012/09/20 03:12:57
    Kidding
    stevmackey
    He went from acoustic to a electric band and effects. In my opinion I liked him better in his acoustic days. You could even understand him then. That was when his idol was Ramblin' Jack Elliot.
  • CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/19 22:35:03
    Crazy
    CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    Can you say drugs? Stupid hippie.
  • J.MaisOui 2012/09/19 22:19:36 (edited)
    Crazy
    J.MaisOui
    ...but geez!!!....how old is hat guy?! ...maybe theres something to that.....hes old enough to be dead. There were a lot of drugs at Woodstock..too
  • Emilio McAwesome 2012/09/19 21:37:02
    Crazy
    Emilio McAwesome
    Dude he's brilliant but we all know he's insane in the best of ways.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/09/19 20:08:03
    Kidding
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Heaven knows he did enough drugs to be "transfigured"
  • AdLib 2012/09/19 18:36:20
    Kidding
    AdLib
    He said it is a real "concept."

    Dylan was and still is a brilliant man. The 60's was a time when (some) people dared to step out of their conformity zone and embrace the idea that there's got to be something more to why we're here, something other than discovering what money, love, and sex have to do with the 'Meaning of Life'.
  • I. Car Rus 2012/09/19 18:09:18
    Kidding
    I. Car Rus
    +2
    This man does not suffer fools gladly, especially interviewers. I am sure he was laughing his ass off beneath his breath.
  • Torchy 2012/09/19 17:21:55
    Crazy
    Torchy
    +2
    Actually, my vote is for 'drugs.' And just craziness. The guy doesn't really seem to have a censor-chip built in, so even if he is just musing on the idea and not really serious, it might sound like he believes it.
  • Philo-Publius 2012/09/19 17:00:21
  • Sam 2012/09/19 16:30:09
    Crazy
    Sam
    +1
    tbh i thought he was dead anyway
  • J.MaisOui Sam 2012/09/19 22:27:03
    J.MaisOui
    Haaaa!!! ... :0)
  • Sperry23 2012/09/19 15:55:42
    Crazy
    Sperry23
    He always was a bit weird. Ask anyone in Hibbing, MN who knew him.
  • Fran-Halen 2012/09/19 15:32:44
    Crazy
    Fran-Halen
    Fame and drugs....transfigure me DAMMIT !
  • Sir_Smoksaloth 2012/09/19 15:17:55
    Crazy
    Sir_Smoksaloth
    +1
    But then, it's no different from any religious beliefs... What's the difference between believing in transfiguration and believing in angels / prayers / invisible god?

    It's all the same delusion...
  • S123 Sir_Smo... 2012/09/19 22:04:19
    S123
    Most people who belive in those things don't think that they are god or an angel, though.
  • Sir_Smo... S123 2012/09/19 22:11:33
    Sir_Smoksaloth
    They do call their god "Father", so they must think they are children of an invisible entity right? As I said, just another point of view on the same delusion... ;o)
  • J.MaisOui Sir_Smo... 2012/09/19 22:28:29
    J.MaisOui
    For sure... :0)
  • jacktown kid 2012/09/19 15:13:01
    Crazy
    jacktown kid
    he is off the wall
  • MissAshley 2012/09/19 15:04:20
    Crazy
    MissAshley
    That came way outta left field
  • Icono1 2012/09/19 14:31:48
    Crazy
    Icono1
    +2
    He is just stone cold crazy and is having a good time with it.
  • Cleaver62 2012/09/19 14:22:06
    Crazy
    Cleaver62
    +1
    And I thought he just couldn't sing.
  • Seonag 2012/09/19 14:13:03
    Crazy
    Seonag
    The drugs did it!
  • Joker 2012/09/19 13:59:18
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/09/19 13:27:14
    Kidding
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +1
    lll
    ppp

    Very Eerie
  • Professor Wizard 2012/09/19 13:17:34
    Crazy
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    Bob is one hell of a song writer, and Musician...

    but he really needs to stop talking! : )

    If you do enough drugs, it alters how you think.. and if your thinking wasn't quite what everyone would perceive as normal to start with... it gets even more interesting.
  • $$*gat*... Profess... 2012/09/19 19:43:54 (edited)
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    Dylan is playing RS n ppl who believe lies like an paper fiddle.. The man is brilliant.,he knows RS was out to trash him, RS thrives on trashing Dylan..So he turned the tables.. The dude has been doing this for years
  • lovemykiddos 2012/09/19 12:57:35
    Kidding
    lovemykiddos
    +3
    Dudes done more drugs than anyone not named Keith Richards, but I think he is awesome to mess with a journalist like this.
  • L1 2012/09/19 12:13:01
    Crazy
    L1
    Uh... sure... Ok?
  • phil 2012/09/19 12:09:21
    Crazy
    phil
    Lots of good acid
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/09/19 11:11:40
    Crazy
    YourCompanionCube
    uh......?
  • jc 2012/09/19 11:00:37
    Crazy
    jc
    I like Dylan's music.But, the man is out to lunch!
  • sue 2012/09/19 09:47:17
    Crazy
    sue
    +1
    I think he's a little off his nut, but big time drug can change people like that, shame it din't change his horrible singing.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/09/19 09:24:17
    Kidding
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    What those drugs do for you.
  • $$*gat*$$ BL39 2012/09/19 09:00:28 (edited)
    Kidding
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    +2
    Dylan knows to trash rolling stone in such a beautiful way.. He knows that no matter what he says RS will find a way to trash him.. Dylan knows RS r hacks. So he played them like a plastic fiddle.. Gotta love this dude
  • I. Car Rus $$*gat*... 2012/09/19 18:11:31
    I. Car Rus
    +1
    right on! you get it.

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