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Old 03-13-04, 01:02 PM   #27 (permalink)
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"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
~~ Aleister Crowley

Crowley has had a great influence on rock & roll. Aleister Crowley was a large motivation and interest for many of the rocks bands back in the day. Not only did Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page own Crowley's Loch Ness estate, Boleskine House, from 1971 through 1992, but the even the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Ministry had references to him in song and so on. The International Times voted Crowley “the unsung hero of the hippies.” Ozzy Osbourne called Crowley “a phenomenon of his time.” On the back cover of the Doors 13 album, Jim Morrison and the other members of the Doors are shown posing with a bust of Aleister Crowley. David Bowie referred to Crowley in his song “Quicksand.” Bruce Dickinson said: “… we’ve referred to things like the tarot and ideas of people like Aleister Crowley.” Sting had studied him,Daryl Hall ( of Hall and Oates) admits that he follows Crowley. Marilyn Manson has a referance to Thelema in the song “Misery Machine.” Do a quick goodle on Thelema and Crowley to where that goes.

As you can see, this is a large reason why so many Christians had a hard time with rock and roll. To sad they just could not sit back and enjoy it eh? To many folks get caught up in the "evil" of this world. I laugh at it, cuz I love this side of rock, and thankfully it happened.
Beau Medlar

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