Nov 07, 2014 4:28PM

Meet Angelyne — The Paris Hilton Of The 80s [Interview]

Crystal lover, spiritual guru and bad ass pink lady.
She needs no introduction, she is Angelyne. She is love, light and truth. People are drawn to her — she radiates an energy that is almost from another world.
She's a Hollywood legend, featured in films like Rock of Ages, Earth Girls Are Easy and the soon-to-be-released Terminator: Genisis. She's been portrayed in Futurama, in the new Aaron Paul cartoon Bojack Horesman and she'll be performing as part of Ariel Pink's Tinseltown Takeover. A muse to many and an embodiment of longevity as a West Hollywood treasure, Angeleyne and I get deep — discussing extensionalism, the power of knowing and higher beings — all while zooming around in her pink Corvette in between crystal shopping. 
 
 
Robert Lang: I remember the first time I knew of you was from the Moby music video 'We Are All Made of Stars' and then saw you driving down Hollywood Blvd. What do you love most about living in Hollywood and where would you take a tourist here?
Angelyne: I'd show them me of course, because I am known here and famous here! I would take them for a ride in my pink Corvette and drive around Hollywood and that's all they would need to do.
 
When did you get your start in showbiz?
I was in a punk rock band in the 80s called Angelyne and I put up a poster to gain attention for the band. It escalated into a billboard and it just got bigger and bigger, resulting in different billboards of myself spread all over Los Angeles! I still have one up today, which is on Santa Monica and Wilcox and it's a poster outside the Dragon Fly Club.
 
Have you embraced social media as you did with the billboards?
Oh no! I'm not interested in anything like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. I like to be accessible to my fan base by meeting them in person.
 
The billboards made you an icon. They were your niche so would you say your pink corvette is your niche now?
Yes, the pink Corvette has always been my niche. I have had ten now. When people see my car it's still known in their minds as iconic. I love the colour pink — it gravitates towards me. Magenta is the most powerful vibrating colour in the universe. I am geographically famous! My fame is sprinkled all over the world and I'm known everywhere in every country from Israel, Japan, China, South Africa and Australia.
 
 
I am on a mission to stop saying the word 'you' in a projective way. I listen to TED Talks all the time on the radio and recently, there was a conversation that really disturbed me. A dog physiologist was giving this talk about how she had a problem with this dog. She says, "when you can't even lick your paws and you can't even drink your water out of your dog bowl, you can't even eat your dog food out of your bowl and worst of all you can't lick your masters face.” I was astounded and turned it off straight away. Why is she saying you? I don't relate to licking my masters face, do you? I just realised that this has just got to stop! When I hear something that refers to me I take it in like a sponge because the mind is so powerful! 
 
The concept of coincidence should be banned too, because life is a work in progress and coincidence, taken out of context, could be destructive because people can act upon it and do something rash. Ellen Watts, who is a cosmic ordering coach, explains coincidence as follows: "In the fence there is a hole and you're looking through the hole. When a person looks through the hole they see the head of something and it looks like it could be the head of an elephant. The object keeps morphing and there is more pieces of it so they don't know what it is. When you stand back you can see that it's a snake thus you can see what the whole thing is. Intermittently a person can't tell what it is.”
 
I don't believe in coincidence as I think we are just old souls who don't recognise each other in the new life but we were meant to meet and are drawn to each other in this life. I think there is some puppet master up there, screwing around and having fun with what we do and — oh, I think I'll drop a coincidence over here and drop a little hint there because it's just too designed! I don't know who the puppet master is but I hope it's somebody wonderful and gracious who is helping us!
 
 
What does the term 'spiritual' mean to you? 
I'm on a quest.
 
What does higher consciousness mean to you?
Higher consciousness means feeling high and being touched with higher entities. When I was two-years-old, I knew where I came from and all this bad didn't happen. I'm not crazy; this is not a good place. I mean, I don't want to advertise that to people because it's better to say thank you for what I have. I have a charmed life. I do believe my goal is to have a pain-free existence, whether it's here in this lifetime or out of here. I don't know if that exists though, because the way things are done, is with pain. I lost my parents when I was little so I sought to become famous to regain the love I lost. I psychoanalyse myself to keep myself sane. The power of psychology is unbelievable!
 
Have you ever done past life regression?
When I was four-years-old, I used to say that I was a queen in another life and it helped me be the billboard queen that I am today. I was fascinated with ancient Egypt, just fascinated! I wanted to save the world. I consider myself to be a leader, that's what I am. Magazines have said that I have come from the future to show people the way. I never said that, they deduced that from a People or Time magazine article. What I want to do is create a pathway for the human spirit to be able to graduate out of here, the right way, so that they don't have to come back here. Who wants to come back here? This is not the place…this is not it!
 
I have been told that I have lived 13 past lives.
How do you really know that? It could be 13 memories in your mind. I don't know it all. What do you know? There is only one thing that I believe in and know. Think about it. What is the one thing you know for sure? It's to feel safe, loved and secure. In general, all people know is their feelings. They don't know if there is a God or a higher presence and if this place doesn't feel right, you have to figure it out! People are afraid of dying.
 
I know there is an after-life and we are all here for a reason.
All I know is how I feel and we are trying to do the best we can and we need to move forward to a pain-free existence. That is my goal. How can we make that happen? There is Ying and Yang energy here and it rains on good and bad people. There is no prejudice with good and bad people around here. We are all just moving forward, switching the energy like the ocean, back and forth. Good comes in like the tide and swoosh, in comes the bad and then swoosh — in comes in the good again.
 
 
Who are you?
[laughs] I am an entity who is experiencing this reality and I experience the good and whatever the bad is, therefore I am nothing more than awareness and I would like the bad to stop. How can we get out of this trap where the bad is always happening? It's a human condition. Am I getting too heavy for you? 
Does critical mass have to happen? Does everybody have to be there? Critical mass could make everybody so upset that it's intolerable. 
 
 
Have you experienced an outer body experience?
I have had an outer body experience and I don't think I would recommend it to anybody. I hope it will help me get out the right way. I have heard of people who have had outer body experiences whether it was near death or floating out. I floated out and it was so euphoric but I was disenchanted with everything that was here, because it is so much better to be there. The second time it happened it was terrible and I didn't want to come back here.
 
 
Angelyne invites me to drive with her in her Corvette to take me to a crystal store in Silver Lake but first we clean her wind screen. We arrive at Spellbound Sky Studio, it is modern and a chic boutique featuring a diverse assortment of metaphysical crystals and minerals run by Mark Phillips and Martin Anguiano. Both veterans of the fashion industry who worked independently as designers for high profile labels and in their own line Prototype. Adorned on the wall is one of Angelyne's signed posters. They love her. They pump Angelynes song 'Animal Attraction'. I gift her a heart-shaped baby blue Angelite stone, which is for connecting with your guardian angels, spirit guides and to enhance serenity and intuition. In return she gifts me a heart-shaped Jasper tiger's eye which is used to increase life force, vitality, strength and to channel positive energy and balance.
 
Can you communicate with spirit guides so they can guide you and answer your questions? 
I'm not on that page, because I am in direct communication with my higher self. When you go to sleep, is it peaceful for you? I have been waking up out of my peaceful state into this shocking outer body again. The body is encapsulating this spirit and I want my spirit to be free. In fact, I can't believe I'm here sometimes. 
 
My spiritual guide told me I have two more lives left and then I will enter the spiritual realm.
I don't want any more lives. This is my last life and I am happy with this. When you die you leave your DNA in the world and everybody gets a piece of it.
 
What legacy would you like to leave behind?
As respect as people show Nikola Tesla as an awesome man. He did something that no one else could do, invent. I want to be regarded in the same sense — as an awesome entity that paved the way as a leader to free the human spirit to a pain-free paradise existence.
 
Photo/text: Robert Lang