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Originally posted by zerotolerance
I think it was just a rumor started after Jimmy Page admitted he was interested in learning about the black arts.
Originally posted by Bripe Klmun
This is no Urban Legend.
Originally posted by Jimmy910130
Stairway to heaven is a masterpiece, it is, and always will be, the greatest rock song eer to grace this earth..
Originally posted by robnz
My interpretation after hearing it played backwards was a little different. I thought I heard: "Oh heres to my sweet Satan. The one whose litte path would make me sad whose power aint fake. He'll give you give you 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan."
"Until approximately 1985, Page owned and lived in Crowley's former house, "Boleskine," a sprawling farmhouse on the shores of Loch Ness, sometimes called the "Toolhouse" Boleskine was originally purchased in 1900, by Crowley, for almost twice its value, because it met certain requirements of the Books of Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage. These requirements included windows and a door that opened to the north toward a secluded structure that was to serve as an oratory. It's commonly assumed that a small outbuilding to the far right was the oratory"
"Crowley stated in his diary that "shadowy shapes" used to escape the oratory and enter the house. It's been reported that during subsequent rituals these "shadowy shapes" were unleashed with dire effects on visitors, staff, and a few hapless visitors from nearby Foyers."
"According to Davis, Jimmy Page was quoted in Roadrunner magazine discussing further cases of madness and mayhem including the story that Boleskine was once the site of "a church that burned to the ground with the congregation in it."
"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 reported "shadowy figures" may be those who have stood for so long in the smoke, but are promised the dawning of a new day."