Edit: After reading this post it seems I come of as being kind of rude, I don't mean it to be rude, so none of you take it like that please. I am
just giving my opionon on the subject
Crowley wasn't a "devil worshipper" just because some people don't understand certain things people do, does NOT make it devil worshipping. And
just because some of you probably disagree with the use "magick" that still doesnt make it devil worshipping either...
Jimmie Page was KNOWN to be into all kind of occult things, he doesn't even hide it I don't think. I believe there is all kind of interviews from
old rock magazines and all kinda stuff where the openly talks about all the stuff hes into.
Most people who are into this stuff don't hide or anything. I've been into the occult my ENTIRE life, but I don't worship any devils or anything
lol. And I openly talk about this stuff to whoever wants to talk about it. I also don't believe a lot of this stuff either, I just like to study it,
and I believe a lot of "magick"... etc doesnt work unless you have a actual belief in it. Because i've been into this stuff my WHOLE life and have
studied this type stuff for a VERY long time and i've never had ANY kind of strange paranormal experience or anything.
I think jimmie page was the same as me... he was probably just into studying all this stuff, who knows exactly what he believed, but I don't think he
"worshipped the devil" per se.
Oh and records in reverse thing... anyone who buys that and thinks its real is INSANE IN THE HEAD. Reason being you can take ANY RECORD EVER PUT OUT
and play it backwards and you will hear stuff like this. Also when things are played backwards it just sounds "creepy" so that adds to the effect
that there really is something to it. Also any of you who say you believe that reverse record stuff, you are basically agreeing with INSANE CHRISTIAN
FUNDAMENTALISTS from the 80s that made all that stuff up. Now in your daily life are those really the type of people you normally agree with?
There NOTHING to playing records in reverse, once again you can play ANY record pretty much in reverse and hear "strange things". That whole record
in reverse things reminds of the people who always see things in clouds or people who can find "anomolies" in ANY picture. All it is is overthinking
and its your brain making you THINK you are seeing/hearing these things.
Also its obvious by led zeppelins music that they were into this type of stuff (and you don't even have to reverse their music to hear that they are
into this stuff! The message is plain as day in most songs), I don't even consider it a "urban legend" because its true! Everyone who was alive
back ion the 70s KNOWS jimmie page and some of the other members where into occult and other such subjects (most people even considered it
Also they where HIGHLY influenced by old american southern black blues artists, and a lot of people used to associate those old artists with voodoo
and stuff (because voodoo is prevalent amongst black people in the south in the united states, its a stereotype, but its kinda true).
Theres even a story about the guy who was credited with creating "modern" blues music (robert johnson I think), the story goes he sold his soul to
the devil so he could play the guitar. I think thats where a lot of these ideas came from too.
They even used to do a lot of things people could consider "rituals" at a lot of their concerts (well not at all their concerts, but at some, I
believe there is even video somewhere) But the thing about a lot of that stuff they did on stage was none of it was "real" ritual, it was all just a
show. Most of the "rituals" where actually a combination of all kind of different occult practices and rituals, most of them had NO REAL MEANING
what so ever.
A lot of these things they did on stage where the same as what jimmie hendrix used to do. None of it had any meaning or anything, it just made for a
good show, and looked "trippy".
[edit on 28-6-2009 by The7thSeer]