Ok, we all know that Jimmy Page has been a significant collector of Aleister Crowley material. His archive is reputed to be the most impressive still in private hands. He has published Crowley material – through The Equinox Bookshop – and he has worked behind the scenes to encourage the wider appreciation of Thelemic art and literature.
So, why doesn’t he make public quotes on the subject these days? Why does he keep such a low profile now?
Asinine recent posts on Internet Newsgroups may provide the answer! You can’t help but feel sympathy for the man when you see the nature of the material that’s posted online by ignorant bigits.
There seems to have been a bit of a flurry of these posts recently. The following – from alt.christnet.christianlife on 11 September 2004 by SamSpade – is typical and would be amusing if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s actually promoting a book that is a vicious diatribe against a quiet, wise and modest musician:
Title: THE ROCK-N-ROLL MUSIC OF JIMMY PAGE/LED ZEPPELIN: A WORSHIP OF LUCIFER IN THE FORM OF THE GREEK GOD, PAN
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Subtitle: “If people seek the ‘tune’ (the music’s hidden message) then Lucifer will lead them to Absolute Truth.” An entire nation has been seduced by these songs, especially The Stairway to Heaven. “Back to the old gods”, this Rock Music urges. Written by Tom Friend, author of
the book, “Fallen Angel”.
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“STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”
The story of this book is very complex; it is a detailed effort to present to the reader the facts that Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin boldly propagated the teachings of Black Magician Aleister Crowley and of the satanic, magical cult he founded, the “Argenteum Astrum” — which means “Silver Star” . The major doctrines of Aleister Crowley’s Silver Star are presented in the most famous and influential songs in the Led Zeppelin catalog — including Stairway to Heaven. This rock song has repeatedly been voted the most popular song in the history of rock and roll, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. To this day, the album with Stairway to Heaven on it sells four to five thousand copies a week in the United States alone. This album has sold a total of over 23 million copies in the United States; second only to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Stairway to Heaven album is loaded with Aleister Crowley’s bold Luciferian teachings.
The worship of Lucifer, in the form of Pan, was a theme through all of Aleister Crowley’s writings. Virtually all of Rock-n-Roll music recognizes Aleister Crowley as the spiritual headwaters from which the lyrics and the antics flow.
Black Magick Aleister Crowley – Headwaters of Modern-Day Rock-n-Roll
Edward Alexander “Aleister” Crowley was born in 1875 in England. He was born into a family that was part of a strict sect of evangelical Christians called “The Plymouth Brethren.” Crowley’s father was a prominent member of this sect. He was a preacher who used to travel to evangelize. The Crowley family was also wealthy because Aleister’s Dad was also a very successful brewer of alcohol. One can immediately see the obvious, apparent contradiction in being an evangelist of the gospel and a brewer of alcohol. This was a contradiction that little Aleister didn’t fail to recognize. Nevertheless, Crowley was encouraged by his father to love God and to want to grow in the Christian faith. Crowley was receptive to his father’s guidance initially. He used to love reading the Bible as a boy. He did state in his “Confessions” that he was fascinated by presentations of Satan and the Anti-Christ in the Book of Revelation. Nevertheless, he continued to study the Bible.
However, his father passed away when he was eleven years old. His family had placed him in a boarding school run by some members of “The
Plymouth Brethren”. According to Aleister, this school was supposed to be run by Christians — they had constant chapel services, and a Reverend. However, Crowley documented that the school was dominated with liars, homosexuals, and a number of other forms of wickedness explained in detail in Fallen Angel. This terrible hypocrisy was enough to turn Aleister Crowley against Christianity for life. Even before he attended this school, he admitted to possessing a love for “the enemies of Heaven” in the Book of Revelation; the events at the boarding school gave him the spiritual “green light” he sought to give himself over to Satan.
When attending College, he was already proud of his homosexual behavior, drunkenness and drug use. While at Cambridge University, Aleister Crowley wrote a poem called “Alcedama – A Place to Bury Strangers In”. In that poem, Crowley wrote: “I was in the death struggle with self: God and Satan fought for my soul those three long hours. God conquered – now I have only one doubt left – which of the twain was God?”1
Crowley answered his own question by determining that Satan was his god. He went on to write: “I had been almost overwhelmed by the appalling responsibility of ensuring my own damnation and helping others to escape from Jesus.”2
Crowley’s hatred for Christianity was summed up in a book he wrote in 1910 entitled “The World’s Tragedy.” In that book he made a statement that reflected his life’s goal:
“That religion they call Christianity; the devil they honour they call God. I accept these definitions, as a poet must do, if he is to be at all intelligible to his age, and it is their God and their religion that I hate and will destroy.”3
Aleister Crowley went on to write dozens of books on the occult throughout his life, promoting Black Magic and all forms of spiritual wickedness, including astral projection, divination, rituals, human sacrifice, the Universality of Magick, and practically anything else that would help him achieve his stated goal — the destruction of the Christian faith.
Crowley believed that Christianity was a gloomy religion, full of despair. He referred to it as the “gloom.” In their song, “The Battle of Evermore”, which is Led Zeppelin’s version of the Holy Bible’s Battle of Armageddon found in the Book of Revelation, Robert Plant sings, “The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom and walked the night alone.” In their 1998 Grammy Award winning song, “Most High”, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant mocked Lord Jesus Christ openly to their fans concerning his Lordship with the lyrics, “David’s Seed talks through His paper crown.”
This statement reflects a deep mockery of Christ’s identification as the Son of David. Paul wrote in Romans 1:2-3: “…concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the Seed of David according to the flesh…”
Rock-n-Roll Stars Are Simply “Musical Mediums” Channeling Demonic Music
The statement that Christ has a phony crown reflects their belief that Lucifer is god, as taught them by Aleister Crowley. Another thing that Crowley emphasized to his readers was that musicians in Magick would be able to be ‘musical mediums’. When speaking of “Stairway to Heaven”, Robert Plant claimed to be a ‘musical medium’. He said the following about how he received the lyrics to the song: Plant recalled.
““ ‘I was just sitting there with Pagey in front of a fire at Headley Grange. Pagey had written these chords and he played them for me. I was holding a pencil and paper and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out the words: “There’s a lady who’s sure, all that glitters is gold, and she’s buying a Stairway to Heaven.” I just sat there and I looked at the words and I almost leapt out of my seat.’”4
In 1998, the year when Page and Plant conducted their last world tour, Jimmy Page said the following (taken from the Atlantic Records web site): “When we first got back together, it was so immediately apparent that the two of us were just channeling the music. That’s what we had always had, and it was so apparent that it was there. It was almost effortless.”
When commenting on the production of the album with Stairway to Heaven on it, Page made the following statement in the January 2002 issue of Guitar World Magazine: “If something really magical is coming through, then you follow it…. We tried to take advantage of everything that was being offered to us.” In their channeling of the music and lyrics to Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin presented the concept of worshiping the male/female godhead of the Qabalah, as taught to them by Aleister Crowley, believing that Lucifer is the god all over the world, irrespective of the name (except Christ), and that he has a female consort in the form of light. Understanding this occult belief, you will then understand these lyrics:
“There walks a lady we all know, who shines white light and wants to show….” (Lucifer’s female consort!)
The god form that they want the rock fan to worship in the song is Pan the Piper, the Greek God of the forests, who again, was presented by Aleister Crowley in no uncertain terms as Lucifer the Piper, the maker of music. The Holy Bible teaches that God created Lucifer as the celestial composer of music, with celestial pipes, in Ezekiel chapter 28:13. Listen as God speaks to Lucifer:
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” [Ezekiel 28:13]
The word, “pipes” (Strong’s #5345) clearly refers to music and to the flute, as we see when we examine the context of this same word in other Old Testament Scriptures.
“And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.” [1 Kings 1:40]
The Parallel Bible, the Amplified portion, reiterates that the pipes are a musical instrument:
“All the people followed him; they played on pipes and rejoiced greatly so that the earth resounded with the joyful sound.” [1 Kings 1:40]
Finally, Jeremiah records the definitive proof that “pipes” refers to a musical instrument:
“Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.” [Jeremiah 48:36]
The Amplified portion of the Parallel Bible again makes the meaning crystal clear:
“Therefore, My heart moans and sighs for Moab like flutes, and My heart moans and sighs like flutes for the men of Kir-heres; therefore, the remnant of the abundant riches they gained has perished.” [Jeremiah 48:36]
From these verses, you can easily see that God is stating that He created Lucifer as a musical being in Ezekiel 28:13. In much occult lore, the Greek god, Pan, is this musical representation of Lucifer, the god of “pipes” — the Piper.
The lyrics that promote this worship of Pan, in conjunction with the teaching of spiritual regeneration (spiritual rebirth – “born again Satanism”) are as follows:
“And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, then the Piper will lead us to Reason. And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter.”
As is presented in Fallen Angel in several examples, Aleister Crowley (and Eliphas Levi before him) presented the word “Reason” as meaning, Absolute Truth. The lyrics tell the student of Aleister Crowley that if people seek the “tune,” i.e., the music’s hidden message, then Lucifer will lead them to Absolute Truth. This, in turn, will cause a new day to dawn (spiritual rebirth) which will cause the forests to echo with laughter. Ritchie Yorke, a personal friend of the band, wrote about this spiritual rebirth in his book, “Led Zeppelin – The Definitive Biography”:
“The appeal of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ as a musical piece is self-evident: its lyrics seemed to embody the individual’s prevailing quest for a spiritual rebirth.”5
In his biography of Led Zeppelin, “Hammer of the Gods – The Led Zeppelin Saga,” Steven Davis also wrote of the spiritual regeneration implicit in the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven:
“With its starkly pagan imagery of trees and brooks, pipers and the May Queen, shining white light and the forest echoing with laughter, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ seemed like an invitation to abandon the new traditions and follow the old gods. It expressed an ineffable yearning for spiritual transformation deep in the hearts of the generation for which it was intended. In time, it became their anthem.”6
Aleister Crowley wrote something identical to what Davis wrote in his Occult Encyclopedia of Initiation, “The Equinox”:
“‘ARCADIA, night, a cloud, Pan, and the moon.’ What words to conjure with, what five shouts to slay the five senses, and set a leaping flame of emerald and silver dancing about us as we yell them forth under the oaks and over the rocks and myrtle of the hill – side. ‘Bruised to the breast of Pan’ – let us flee church, and chapel, and meeting room; let us abandon this mantle of order, and leap back to the heaths, and the marshes, and the hills; back to the woods, and the glades of night! Back to the old gods, and the ruddy lips of Pan!…till the glades thrill as with the music of syrinx and sistrum, and our souls are rent asunder on the flaming horns of Pan.”7
The worship of Lucifer, in the form of Pan, was a theme through all of Aleister Crowley’s writings. Jimmy Page has always been an open student of Crowley the Black Magician, and Led Zeppelin was his band.
Following the teachings of Crowley, Jimmy Page and company were successful in placing his doctrines in many of their songs, including “Ramble On,” “Black Dog,” “The Battle of Evermore,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “No Quarter,” “The Song Remains the Same,” “Kashmir,” “In The Light,” “Achilles Last Stand,” and “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” just to name a few.
Led Zeppelin even went so far as to command the fans to sell their souls to the Devil in their concert film, “The Song Remains the Same.”
In Fallen Angel, you will realize the entire spectrum of occult teachings presented by Aleister Crowley; when combined with other renowned occult authors, you will understand the truth about Led Zeppelin’s worship, and propagation, of Lucifer. These occult teachings are thoroughly refuted by this author, presenting the truth of the gospel, including the Biblical Absolutes of Truth. This book has been written to inevitably glorify Lord Jesus Christ, especially in the heart and mind of the rock fan who needs to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. The evidence is overwhelming, yet factual, with the Word of God presented as the absolute authority for faith and practice. The objective reader, if a Christian, will be thoroughly equipped to witness to the rock culture; and the lost sinner will see and appreciate his need for salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The book demonstrates that the End of the Age is clearly upon us, and that Rock Music is playing the “Pied Piper” to hundreds of millions of people, leading them into a worship of Lucifer. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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1 Aleister Crowley, Aceldama, A Place to Bury Strangers In. A
Philosophical Poem. By a Gentleman of the University of
2 Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, pg.67
3 Aleister Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, pp. xxviii-xxxi (preface)
4 Ritchie Yorke, Led Zeppelin – The Definitive Biography, pg.136
5 Ritchie Yorke, Led Zeppelin – The Definitive Biography, pg.137
6 Steven Davis, Hammer of the Gods, pg.133
7 Aleister Crowley, The Equinox, Vol. I, No.1, pp.174-175