- Lots of controversial imagery and makeup. No elaboration needed.
- Really, do you need to ask? [ Click here ]
Entertainer and rock star Marilyn Manson, who once stated that Crowley was one of his favorite authors. On his album Antichrist Superstar, the sentence “When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you” supposedly rephrases a line from Liber AL vel Legis: “Begone! ye mocker; even though ye laugh in my honour ye shall laugh not long: then when you are sad know that I have forsaken you.” The line from Disposable Teens “I never really hated a one true god but the god of the people I hated” is believed to be a rephrased version of the line from Confessions “I did not hate God or Christ, but merely the God and Christ of the people whom I hated.” Also, in the song Misery Machine the chorus goes, ‘We’ve gotta ride to the Abbey of Thelema.’
The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead have a song on their 1975 album “Blues For Allah” called King Solomon’s Marbles
- Not really a lot of explanation needed. Or rather, too much explanation needed. Their voluminous body of work is packed with references to all manner of spirituality, including Islamic Sufism (obviously not in a good way). o_0 They’re almost like their own little religion, that’s how famous they are, and that’s how famous their fans/followers are who try to decipher all the meanings.
Click here <– Members of the Grateful Dead were at Bohemian Grove 2008
The 2008 film Chemical Wedding is a fictional story about the resurrection of the 20th century occultist Aleister Crowley. Written by Bruce Dickinson–yes, THE Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden–and Julian Doyle, it is best described as a low budget horror flick
^ Crowley’s mentioned in the Arrivals.
More references to Crowley in Moonchild on the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album.
:neutral: Just read the lyrics to the songs. This one’s pretty overt.
Any elaboration needed?
From ‘Quicksand – David Bowie’:
I’m closer to the Golden Dawn, immersed in Crowley’s uniform of imagery…
“Rock has always been THE DEVIL’S MUSIC . . . I believe rock and roll is dangerous . . . I feel we’re only heralding SOMETHING EVEN DARKER THAN OURSELVES.” (Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976)
Ministry have also referred to Crowley in lyrics and sampled his voice on the track “Golden Dawn” from their Land of Rape and Honey album. The band reiterated in their album Psalm 69, in the eponym song the last lines “The way to succeed or the way to suk eggs” are borrowed from the Book of lies.
Devotes a song to Aleister Crowley on his solo album Blizzard of Ozz, titled Mr. Crowley which was “about Crowley’s struggles and beliefs”.
Manic Street Preachers
Feature Crowley in the video for their song You Love Us.
“I’m the devil’s advocate. We have our own worshippers who are called ‘groupies.’ Girls will give their bodies to musicians as you would give a sacrifice to a god.” (Peters Brothers, What About Christian Rock, p. 17)
Not a lot of elaboration needed.
From ‘Jump In The Fire’:
“Follow me now my child . . .
DO JUST AS I SAY . . .
Jump by your will or be taken by force I’ll get you either way . . .
So reach down grab my hand walk with me through the land
COME HOME WHERE YOU BELONG
So come on JUMP IN THE FIRE.”
From ‘The Prince’:
“Angel from below . . .
I WISH TO SELL MY SOUL . . .
DEVIL TAKE MY SOUL
with diamonds you repay I don’t care for heaven
so don’t you look for me to cry
AND I WILL BURN IN HELL from the day I die.”
In his film House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie used an actual recording of Crowley himself reading his poem “The Poet”.
Controversial imagery and makeup.
- Has had album covers banned.
- Frontman Maynard Keenan during a performance (cross-dressing):
The line “As below so above and beyond, I imagine” is a quote from one of the Seven Aphorisms of Summum.
“As below so above and beyond, I imagine” is also a direct reference to Hermeticism and the Emerald Tablet.
^ Summum = Click here = Pyramids, Aliens or Inter/extra-dimensional beings, Egyptian gods
Click here = European Occult/mysticism
American progressive metal band Tool is heavily influenced by Crowley’s works, ranging from Danny Carey’s Enochian Magic Board, supposed references to Qabalah in Lateralus, and citations by Blair MacKenzie Blake on the Tool newsletter to name a few.
Song: Forty Six & 2
Click here is cited as the major influence by Wikipedia. Kabbalah spin-off.
A Perfect Circle
- Composed of members of Tool, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, etc
One of their singles, 3 Libras, had this cover:
Looks like the pyramid, but instead of an eye, what’s that in the middle? That symbol is not new to rock and roll:
See the entry under Led Zeppelin for more.
Jimmy Page. :neutral: I think everybody’s heard the accusations of satanism.
He also owned Crowley’s Loch Ness estate, Boleskine House, from 1971 to 1992.
Guitarist Jimmy Page of Zeppelin is a devout follower of Satanist, Aleister Crowley, who proclaimed himself as “The Beast 666.” In 1971, guitarist Jimmy Page bought Crowley’s Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness where Crowley practiced his Hellish, Satanic sex-magick rituals, including human sacrifices.
Crowley is the old man pictured on the cover of Led Zeppelins fourth album (IV, Zoso, Runes etc).
Page also composed the original music for Lucifer Rising, a film by Kenneth Anger heavily influenced by Crowley.
The Aquarian Conspiracy, a key New Age “handbook”, bears a similar symbol. New Agers freely admit it represents three inter-woven “6″s or “666″.
The three esoteric “6″‘s separated.
Plainly displaying the interlocked “666″.
^ “New King James Version” of the Bible (quite a few Christians hate it for some reason)
The pseudo-Christian rock band, P.O.D., albums is gushing with occult symbols. One of P.O.D.’s logos is the ‘triquetra’. The triquetra is Latin for “three cornered” and signifies the power of three. The triquetra is very popular in witchcraft, representing the threefold nature of the Witchcraft Goddess as virgin, mother and crone. As Christianity was polluted with many pagan symbols, the triquetra was falsely adopted by some Christians as symbolizing the Trinity.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger composed the soundtrack to another Crowley inspired Kenneth Anger film, ‘Invocation of my Demon Brother’.
The song “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones, is the official anthem for the Church of Satan. In it, Lucifer speaks in the first person and asks sympathy for all who meet him. Lead singer, Mick Jagger claims that Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, help inspire their music. Their album titled, “Their Satanic Majesties Request”, leaves no doubt to their allegiance!
The track Synchronicity II, from the album Synchronicity by The Police, is said to be partly inspired by strange events at Boleskine House while Jimmy Page was the owner.
^ Boleskine House = Crowley’s estate.
Former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo used the alias “Anton Crowley”, (In reference to Anton LaVey from “Satanic Bible” fame, and Aleister Crowley), to avoid lawsuits while recording for his many side-projects.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is an admirer of Crowley, and the songs, ’666′ , ‘I’m Around’ , ‘Emptiness’ and ‘Look On’ (from his solo album, ‘Inside of Emptiness’) are all inspired by Crowley.
Place Aleister Crowley among other influential figures on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
I mean, he has a personal guru and all, dabbles alot in astro-theology (“Starz”), and writes songs about the Luciferian light (such as “Bring the Light”). He’s also clearly clued in on conspiracy stuff and 2012 (“Doomsday Clock”).
Currently popular, not a lot of info. Ran into this tidbit on a random website:
one of Linkin Park’s members (the DJ, I believe) learned the Masonic alphabet and has featured it in DVDs and videos for the band.
Plus they’re the band of choice for Freemason/Occult-imagery-loaded films like Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, picked out by Michael Bay.
They’ve also collaborated with Jay-Z, famous for an alleged association with Freemasonry.
This is like most new music, you won’t find a lot of hiddin meanings because… there aren’t many. It’s mostly just garbage because the new breed of listener is just way more stupid than the people who listened to music 10, 20, or 30 years ago.
Do I need to bother?
Lyric from Circle: “There’s a sacred place where Razel keeps safe”
From a forum where Slipknot fans tried to figure it out:
Even before the creation of the Kabbalah, Jewish tradition and lore was filled with mysticism. A Samaritan legend claims that the source of sorcery was a Book of Signs, which was delivered to Adam after the Fall. In Jewish mythology, the arcane text is known as the Book of Adam or the Book of Razel, the latter title being the one most often mentioned in cabalistic texts.
Razel = Raziel?
Raziel (Heb. רזיאל “Secret[s] of God”), is an archangel within the teachings of Jewish mysticism (of the Kabbalah of Judaism) who is the “Keeper of Secrets” and the “Angel of Mysteries.” He is associated with the Sephira Chokmah (the second of ten) in Olam Briah, one of the Four Worlds of Kabbalistic theory.
Just google them. Look at them.
Too much about Kurt Cobain to get into, just Google him. Lots of anti-Cobain Christian sites abounds:
Cobain was “obsessed with Anton LaVey” (Mojo Magazine, Sept. 1999, p. 86). Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan and the author of the Satanic Bible. So obsessed was Cobain with Satanist Anton LaVey that he sought to enlist LaVey by having him play cello on Nirvana’s Nevermind album
song: Homebound Train:
“When I was just a boy
THE DEVIL TOOK MY HAND
Took me from my home
He made me a man . . .
I’m going DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
On the homebound train.”
In Smash Hits magazine, Bon Jovi says: “. . . I’d kill my mother for rock and roll. I WOULD SELL MY SOUL.”
LIMP BIZKIT star FRED DURST has become the latest celebrity to dabble with ancient Jewish mysticism.
The rocker is practicing Kabbalah, which counts BRITNEY SPEARS, MADONNA and BARBRA STREISAND among its followers, and he’s hoping the ancient teachings will help him cope with depression.
He says, “I am just reaching around, grabbing for something that can help me.”
Durst admits he previously dabbled with Scientology, but decided it didn’t help solve his personal problems.
The rocker has been prescribed medication for his depression, but he refuses to take pills.
He’s convinced that finding a girlfriend will be a major help: “I just feel like if I was f***ing in love with someone… I keep telling myself that’s the answer.”
^ That last bit is interesting, seems like the general condition with youth.
An Incubus is a male equivalent of a Succubus. A djinn which rapes women. :neutral: Seriously, wtf?
“The energy of devils and angels is the same energy; it’s how you use it. It’s fuel. There is a saying: If you scare all your devils away, the angels will go away with them. You know, the halo and the horns are the same thing. I mean it’s OK to be spiritually horny – that’s what creative genius is all about. Geniuses don’t have time to think about how it’s going to be received… they don’t have time to think whether people like it or not, is it morally right, will God like it?” (Carlos Santana, Rolling Stone, magazine, March 16, 2000, p. 87).
“…you meditate and you got the candles, you got the incense and you’ve been chanting, and all of a sudden you hear this voice: ‘Write this down’ ” (Carlos Santana, Rolling Stone magazine, March 16, 2000, p. 41).
Besides promoting homosexuality and cross-dressing, people allege you can hear ‘Hail Satan’ when playing Walk This Way backwards.
The album is based on concepts from the life of 17th-century esoteric scholar Johannes Bureus.
^ Click here
Song: Hell’s Bells
“I got my bell
I’m gonna take you to hell
I’m gonna get Ya SATAN GET YA”
Song: Highway to Hell
“Ain’t nothing I would rather do
GOIN’ DOWN, PARTY TIME
My friends are gonna be there too . . .
Hey Satan, paid my dues . . .
I’m on the way to the promised land
I’m on the HIGHWAY TO HELL.”
I have no idea. Eddie Vedder’s been in feuds with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. He’s collaborated with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The lyrics to Satan’s Bed are interesting:
it’s not all been said…been said and done…
i’ve never slept in satan’s bed
although i must admit…still visits my place
uninvited, as you know, he don’t wait
never shook satan’s hand, look see for yourself
you’d know it if i had, that shit don’t come off
i’ll rise and fall, let me take credit for both
jump off a cliff, don’t need your help so back off
One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam was criticized early on—most notably by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain—as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion. However, over the course of the band’s career its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make music videos and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame.”
However, they did also cover The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil within one of their own songs… but only an instrumental bit.
[continued from Pearl Jam]
But does collaborating with Nusrat mean anything? Nusrat also collaborated with Peter Gabriel of Genesis. The same Peter Gabriel who bought and converted a Masonic Temple into his new home. And is also reputed to be at least interested in (if not practicing) Kabbalah. Interestingly enough, an entire album he made with Genesis stars a character named ‘Rael’. No idea if there’s any correlation to the Raelian religion (UFO/aliens religion, like Scientology meets Judaism/Kabbalah).
Guns N’ Roses
Just search for their close relations to a lot of the more notorious bands like Iron Maiden, KISS, Rolling Stones, and others from whom they draw inspiration.
The Skull motif is from the Skull and Crossbones, a symbol created by the Knights Templar.
This seems more like indirect homage or tribute to the message of other bands rather than being malevolent themselves.
They had a popular cover of The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil.
From ‘Show No Mercy’:
“Warriors from the gates of hell . . .
In lord Satan we trust.”
From ‘God of Thunder’:
“I’m lord of the wasteland, a modern day man of steel
I gather darkness to please me and I COMMAND YOU TO KNEEL
Before, The God of thunder, the god of rock ‘n roll
I’LL STEAL YOUR VIRGIN SOUL!”
^ 1992 MTV VMAs.
“We were doing witchcraft, trying to make witchcraft music.” —Brian Wilson quoted in Nick Kent’s The Dark Stuff (pg.27.)