November 21, 2018

5 The Curse- Statues of Gold

‘In the introduction we discussed the legend of the Led Zeppelin Curse potentially being the result of Jimmy Page’s occult interest leading to the band’s (alleged) pact with the Devil. We also referenced the curse put upon Page by experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. In the previous two chapters we went over the occult symbolism and (possible) rituals Page injected Led Zeppelin’s recorded music and performances with. In this chapter we will discuss who Kenneth Anger is, how he met Jimmy Page and what led Anger to curse the rock star.

Kenneth Anger- the name says it all, doesn’t it? Like Page, Anger is an occultist and devotee of Aleister Crowley. He is also an underground filmmaker and author. I’ll give you a sense of this guy’s vibe. He’s got a large tattoo across his chest that reads ‘Lucifer’. Look him up online; he’s a scary looking dude and I know Anger would just love hearing that description of him. But to be fair, Lucifer means different things to di...

August 30, 2018

Chapter 8- Conclusions and Culpability

We’ve gone over Led Zeppelin’s descent, which resulted in John Bonham’s death and the end of the original incarnation of the band. Also covered were the post-Zeppelin/Bonham years and the curse’s effect on what was left of the group. Could all of this bad luck just be due to general life circumstances; stuff that can happen to anyone and was just magnified by Zeppelin’s fame and Jimmy Page’s innocuous occult hobby? But then again, maybe the accidents and deaths were karma or payback related to an alleged deal the band made with nefarious, invisible forces? Or did Kenneth Anger’s Curse of King Midas seal Zeppelin’s fate? As I’ve said all along, it’s impossible to prove either way as this is all very subjective. But of course, I’m going to share my opinion…and it’s just that, an opinion.

This definitely isn’t a black or white issue and I’ll have to delve into another band’s history to make my case. Before Kenneth Anger met Jimmy Page he was involved w...

July 6, 2018

I’m sure some of you have heard about the supposed backmasked Satanic messages in Stairway to Heaven’s lyrics. Backmasking is a recording technique in which a message or sound is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. It can be traced all the way back to Thomas Edison who invented the phonograph in 1877. Edison thought that music in reverse sounded very interesting and made note of it.

Stairway to Heaven allegedly has an ominous message hidden in the following passage:

‘If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now, it’s just a spring clean for the May Queen.

Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.’

When played in reverse this is what can supposedly be heard by some…

‘Oh here’s to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan. He will give those with him 666. There was a tool shed where he made us suffer, sad Satan.’

Back in 1981 a Michigan ministe...

June 30, 2018

Since we’re on the topic of concerts and being on the road, there are rumors of JP practicing occult rituals in hotel rooms. I’ve come across this several times online and yes, it could very well be absolute BS but that’s what has circulated and it’s not just one mention; there is enough to make you wonder. This segues nicely into our next topic of sex ritual groupie experimentation. However, I think it’s important to clarify what we mean by ritual as quite often (whether consciously or not) there are negative connotations attached to the word.

Just because one practices a ritual doesn’t make them evil or have malicious intent. A ritual could very well be focused on bringing good things into your life and creating harmony, etc. In fact, that’s what all magick is intended to do; use the power of the mind to harness what’s available within and without to create anything you want. However, there’s often a problem with this. When you willingly try and tap into the invisible worlds, regardle...

June 22, 2018

Sure, there are deaths aplenty connected to the Zeppelin Curse but the main target / focal point seems to have gotten off scott-free. Well, not exactly. The results of a curse can be a slow burn as well. Jimmy Page’s heroin addiction is a smoking gun. The majority consensus was that JP’s playing ability suffered significantly from his heavy smack use starting around 1975. I suspect that some sort of magickal working occurred at or around this time. Whether it was by Page, Kenneth Anger or the both of them doing spells separately is anyone’s guess. Remember that Robert Plant’s car accident in Greece occurred in 75’ too.

With heroin you go into such a deep, dreamlike state that you can be ‘worked on’ more effectively by spiritual tapeworms or soul infections. During JP’s long-term heroin stupor, I’m sure that many astral beings permanently grafted themselves onto his energy field. The addiction certainly stifled his creativity which we’ll discuss shortly. Also; this sort of vampiric slow-...

June 16, 2018

Kenneth Anger, for lack of a better word, is an angry person and not one to forget a slight. Many years after the 1976 curse he had gone on record indicating that he hadn’t let go of the Lucifer Rising soundtrack dispute. Anger's salvo of caustic energy seems to have stunted Jimmy Page’s creative growth and seal him into a permanent stasis of sorts. We'll never know for sure but it’s rather curious, don't you think?

It's common knowledge that Page is very keen on a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, ever the passive one, would surely be aboard. However, the self-professed golden god Robert Plant is a rock block, if you will. Since the late 70’s he's been in the driver's seat when it comes to the direction of the band. He could take it or leave it and has all the control because there’s no way they could do the band’s legacy any justice without all three remaining members involved. Interestingly enough, once Plant distanced himself a bit from Led Zeppelin he cultivated a successful solo care...

June 12, 2018

Do you love horror movies and/or the paranormal?

Did you know that certain movies with occult and supernatural themes are connected to bad luck and even death?

Have you ever had disturbing dreams or upheaval in your life for days or even weeks after watching scary films?

Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep comes a book on the horror genre like no other. Horror movies give us a delightful rush, but does it come at a cost much higher than the price of a ticket at the box office?

The Secret Life of Horror Movies delves into the parallels between what happens onscreen and how this entertainment bleeds into our real lives. It also investigates the film-making process and the origin of those brilliantly creepy ideas that coarse through the minds and keyboards of screenwriters and directors.

From haunted movie sets depicting ghosts, possession and murder to the tragic ends of actors who thought the blood would stop flowing when the director yelled ‘cut!’ we’ll explore the fine line be...

June 6, 2018

Although whispers started behind the scenes in the mid 70’s, the curse talk really picked up steam when rock journalists fed the flames tying three significant occurrences together. Robert Plant’s 1975 car crash, his son’s tragic and mysterious death in 1977 and then John Bonham’s death in 1980 were the key events that gave birth to the Led Zeppelin Curse. Sure; previous to this, unfortunate things happened to Zeppelin from time-to-time that could easily be chalked up to everyday life. However, from 1975 forward, bad luck enveloped the band on a regular basis. An ominous black cloud followed them everywhere they went. Let’s have a look.

In March of 1975, during their North American tour, a woman from Charles Manson’s family confronted an executive of Zeppelin’s record company urgently demanding to speak with Jimmy Page. VP Danny Goldberg, sensing it was best to placate this seeming nutter, asked her to write down a message for JP and then said he’d get it to him the following night. Lyn...

April 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered where the scary stuff in your favourite horror films comes from? Yes of course, screenwriters think up all of the frightful and gory scenarios. Or it’s adapted from a Clive Barker or Stephen King novel, right? Sure, that’s one point along the path of creating a Halloween or Friday the 13th but maybe, just maybe…the writer is not the point of origin for the story’s original concept. Perhaps it was someone or someTHING else’s idea?

Ok, this might be a stretch for a few of you and I’ll request that you suspend your disbelief for just a moment and consider the possibility that your favourite horror movie came from the mind/consciousness of a being that resides just outside of our physical reality. Ridiculous, you say? But such things can’t be proven! That even sounds like the PLOT of a horror movie. Yes, I know, quite an assertion but please hear me out. Just as such a theory cannot be proven, it cannot be disproven either, right? Another question, a very important qu...

March 10, 2018

Given that you are a paranormal enthusiast or at least very curious about the subject, have you ever wondered if your thoughts are entirely your own? I'm sure you are familiar with the concept that our thoughts create our reality. I say concept because some feel that the jury is still out on this but personally, I do agree with it. So if the pictures, movies and words we generate with our minds really do spill out into our third dimensional, solid realities can our thoughts be manipulated by invisible energies? Can ghosts hijack this power and live in and/or around your body to reap the benefits of the things they are creating through you?

Once you start reading about and investigating the paranormal you're on their radar. Your energy field is 'tagged' and your aura glows in a certain way which differentiates you from the others going about their daily lives not thinking about or 'vibrating' to the supernatural. You are now on a very exciting and potentially dangerous adventure. But the...

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