Beef Magazine – 198(?)
By Hubertus Ceder in West Berlin
to the Shrine by Hagenpaws
Nina: I was born in East Berlin and just moved two years ago into West Berlin. I remember Nina singing when she was still in the East, she would give flames of hope to many young people. Nina is an exceptional contemporary figure. Her music, her performances, her life are a synthesis of humor, love and faith.
Beef: What is your relationship to the arts?
Nina: Art is the juice of life. Without Art we would be poor and bored. True Art knows no competition among the artists, as we are all very different and unique personalities. Everybody possesses super power within, it does not matter how you name it, God, life energy or cosmic awareness. Art has to be positive.
Beef: How do you get in touch with your inner power?
Nina: I switch off my brain, I become just a vehicle. I have faith, and with faith nothing is impossible. I am applying that completely to my life. It is great fun. I am in ecstasy because I love life.
Beef: You are shocking some people, because you are talking so much about God?
Nina: Yes, but those are people who do not know what art is. They think that art is to be shocking, but I believe that art is to be happy. In my shows people might be shocked but they also have fun.
Beef: Do you have any insights for the future of humanity?
Nina: I talk about it in the song 'Russian Reggae.' It is a prophecy given by the holy spirit. There will be a big shift, maybe some military government will press a button and so we will be evacuated with UFO's into a new world. It will be Heaven on Earth until the souls who never had faith finally understand that you have to aim for the positive.
Beef: Will everyone be evacuated?
Nina: No, not the bad ones.
Beef: Who is bad and who is not?
Nina: I have no opinion, I am merely the megaphone of the Holy Spirit, and I am art, and art has not opinion, art is art.
Beef: Can one say that God and love are the same?
Nina: You can ask him that yourself. He will answer every question. All you have to do is believe in it. The answer is in your own tik tak, in your own intergalactic memory bank, and when the answer comes, you will melt down on the ground with happiness. I also find it fantastic that one can get news and information in one's dreams that one can really apply afterwards. About 2 years ago, I dreamt about numbers, but they did not have anything to do with gambling but with different experiences in different years of my life. The dream situation is very good, it has something to do with the situation you are in the moment. If you are in need of a plane, because you need to go somewhere, you'll surely try to find a passport and tickets in your dream. But if you believe that you can always make contact without a telephone, then it can happen, that you can fly yourself in your dream.
Beef: Is there such a thing as an earthly Nina, one that goes shopping in the supermarket?
Nina: Oh, yes, I have a lot of fun, life is so much fun, because one can play so many jokes in the streets, because most people who go out don't think much, but when I go out I am always prepared to meet interesting people.
Beef: Is there such a thing as conventionality for you?
Nina: Boredom, yes, isn't that something dreadfully conventional? Luckily there is the telephone, and I can bother my best girlfriend. And, of course my library. I have accumulated a superb collection of books over the years. In L.A. I have met people who are known as mediums, and who for some reason or other are capable of receiving spirits. Either through trance or automatic writing. And those spirits also make themselves known through the voice of those people, like that: 'Good evening, Seth is talking. I am a spirit from a higher dimension. I have lived seventeen lives, but I want to give you courage tonight, courage to keep on going. Have courage, and when you go out on the streets, just say, hello, I love you, instead of passing each other in such a lethargic way.'That can happen.
Beef: Maybe you should get into politics and do something to change the governments?
Nina: How could you do that? How do you want to push down any government? If you rebel the army shoots you, you have to be positive if you want to be convincing. When you close yourself down, certain frequencies have no chance of reaching you. You can also push this too far, it is why some people don't believe in angels. I can go out of my body and fly to the astral plane at any time.
Beef: What do you do when you are not meditating or playing music?
Nina: I telepathize. . .I create visions. I visualize what I want, every day.
Beef: Why do you think there is so much untruth and corruption even among those that call themselves spiritual?
Nina: Well like with the Catholic Church, they have thrown away their God into a zoo! So now people feel confused. But the ones who have ears can hear. Most people have put Heaven and God up above into the sky. But Heaven is here, if you wish to. Love. Give love!
Beef: What is freedom for you?
Nina: I don't know anything about freedom. I only know about art and music.
Beef: Who is Nina Hagen?
Nina: Do not attempt to give any definition. It would be easier to catch a fish with soapy hands.