posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 06:04 PM
It is said that in the song Stairway To Heaven there is reverse lyrics, I have done quite a bit of listening and checking up and what I found almost
scares me. Versions of both the fowards and reverse speech and lyrics can be found here jeffmilner.com...
As if the song itself
isn't bad enough Boleskine House was built in the late Eighteenth Century on land acquired from the Church by the Honourable Archibald Fraser. The
house burned to the gound mysteriously and was bought and owned by Aleister Crowley a well known and self proclaimed Magickian and was deeply into the
occult. It Is said that Crowley used this house for only spent a few years of his life at Boleskine House, but a great deal of Crowley lore revolves
around the foreboding dwelling. His dark ceremonies reportedly stirred up so many evil spirits in the house that even he was helpless to command them.
After Crowley's death the house went through many owners finally being bought by Jimmy Page and that is where Stairway was eventually written.
The lyrics also form a reversal that says: There was a little tool shed where he made us suffer, sad Satan. Jimmy Page may have unconsciously used the
words tool shed to refer to the small outbuilding that was the oratory (Boleskine itself was the Toolhouse). The last stanza declares not only that
there are two paths that can be taken, but also that it is not too late to change roads. This last stanza contains the reversal It's my sweet Satan,
the one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is fake.
Their are references to "path," "forest," and "hedgerow" all of which are descriptive of the setting of the Boleskine mansion. The word Satan
itself may be a metaphor for the suffering and pain that occurred in and around Boleskine.
[edit on 11-7-2005 by project white halo]