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"Questioning [his] spiritual life [was] always&nbsp;... germane" to Bowie's songwriting.<ref name="DeCurtis2005"/> The song "[[wikipedia:Station to Station (song)|Station to Station]]" is "very much concerned with the [[wikipedia:Stations of the Cross|Stations of the Cross]]"; the song also specifically references [[wikipedia:Christian Kabbalah|Kabbalah]]. Bowie called the album "extremely dark{{nbsp}}... the nearest album to a [[wikipedia:Magick (Thelema)|magick]] treatise that I've written".<ref>{{cite journal|last=Cavanagh|first=David|title=ChangesFiftyBowie|journal=[[wikipedia:Q (magazine)|Q]]|date=February 1997|pages=52–59}}</ref><!-- Cites previous 2 sentences. -->{{efn|He later said he was influenced by his cocaine addiction and the "psychological terror" from making ''The Man Who Fell To Earth'', marking "the first time I'd really seriously thought about Christ and God&nbsp;... I very nearly got suckered into that narrow [view of] finding the Cross as the salvation of mankind".<ref>{{cite book|last=Egan|first=Sean|title=Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters|publisher=Souvenir Press Ltd|year=2015|isbn=978-1569769775|page=116}}</ref> }} ''[[wikipedia:Earthling (album)|Earthling]]'' showed "the abiding need in me to vacillate between [[wikipedia:atheism|atheism]] or a kind of [[wikipedia:gnosticism|gnosticism]]{{nbsp}}... What I need is to find a balance, spiritually, with the way I live and my demise."<ref name=Q97X>{{Citation | last=Cavanagh | first=David | title=ChangesFiftyBowie | journal=[[wikipedia:Q (magazine)|Q magazine]] |date=February 1997 | pages=52–59}}</ref> Released shortly before his death, "[[wikipedia:Lazarus (David Bowie song)|Lazarus]]"—from his final album, ''[[wikipedia:Blackstar (album)|Blackstar]]''—began with the words, "Look up here, I'm in Heaven" while the rest of the album deals with other matters of mysticism and mortality.<ref>{{cite web|last=Clement|first=Olivia|url=http://www.playbill.com/news/article/look-up-here-im-in-heaven-poignant-lyrics-to-bowies-lazarus-signal-his-farewell-378793|title='Look Up Here, I'm in Heaven' – Poignant Lyrics to Bowie's 'Lazarus' Signal His Farewell|website=[[wikipedia:Playbill|Playbill]]|date=11 January 2016|accessdate=18 January 2016}}</ref>
"Questioning [his] spiritual life [was] always&nbsp;... germane" to Bowie's songwriting.<ref name="DeCurtis2005"/> The song "[[wikipedia:Station to Station (song)|Station to Station]]" is "very much concerned with the [[wikipedia:Stations of the Cross|Stations of the Cross]]"; the song also specifically references [[wikipedia:Christian Kabbalah|Kabbalah]]. Bowie called the album "extremely dark{{nbsp}}... the nearest album to a [[wikipedia:Magick (Thelema)|magick]] treatise that I've written".<ref>{{cite journal|last=Cavanagh|first=David|title=ChangesFiftyBowie|journal=[[wikipedia:Q (magazine)|Q]]|date=February 1997|pages=52–59}}</ref><!-- Cites previous 2 sentences. -->{{efn|He later said he was influenced by his cocaine addiction and the "psychological terror" from making ''The Man Who Fell To Earth'', marking "the first time I'd really seriously thought about Christ and God&nbsp;... I very nearly got suckered into that narrow [view of] finding the Cross as the salvation of mankind".<ref>{{cite book|last=Egan|first=Sean|title=Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters|publisher=Souvenir Press Ltd|year=2015|isbn=978-1569769775|page=116}}</ref> }} ''[[wikipedia:Earthling (album)|Earthling]]'' showed "the abiding need in me to vacillate between [[wikipedia:atheism|atheism]] or a kind of [[wikipedia:gnosticism|gnosticism]]{{nbsp}}... What I need is to find a balance, spiritually, with the way I live and my demise."<ref name=Q97X>{{Citation | last=Cavanagh | first=David | title=ChangesFiftyBowie | journal=[[wikipedia:Q (magazine)|Q magazine]] |date=February 1997 | pages=52–59}}</ref> Released shortly before his death, "[[wikipedia:Lazarus (David Bowie song)|Lazarus]]"—from his final album, ''[[wikipedia:Blackstar (album)|Blackstar]]''—began with the words, "Look up here, I'm in Heaven" while the rest of the album deals with other matters of mysticism and mortality.<ref>{{cite web|last=Clement|first=Olivia|url=http://www.playbill.com/news/article/look-up-here-im-in-heaven-poignant-lyrics-to-bowies-lazarus-signal-his-farewell-378793|title='Look Up Here, I'm in Heaven' – Poignant Lyrics to Bowie's 'Lazarus' Signal His Farewell|website=[[wikipedia:Playbill|Playbill]]|date=11 January 2016|accessdate=18 January 2016}}</ref>
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== Spiritual references ==
== Spiritual references ==