Thursday, December 13, 2007

Led Zeppelin Defies Gravity to Rise Again

Led Zeppelin played its first full reunion show since 1980, when the band split up after bassist John Paul Jones found drummer John Bonham dead in his bed after an evening of heavy vodka consumption. The mainstream media of the world hailed the show as part of a successful trend of reunions by artists like The Police, Van Halen, etc, but failed to recognize just how BIG this event was. In a way, it is fair to say that it simply could not get bigger than this. Elvis is dead and there's only two Beatles left. To fully understand how big the Led Zeppelin reunion was, just visit the RIAA website and research album sales.

Led Zeppelin are the heaviest of the elite recording artists who have sold in excess of 100 million albums in America....

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Aleister Crowley on 9-11

Speculative historians, conspiracy theorists, and alternative thinkers have long been aware that history has at the very least, coincidental overtones of occultism behind major events. Adolf Hitler was a member of the Thule Society and adopted the ancient symbol of the swastika, which he reversed for the Nazi emblem, in the same way that some Satanic cults inverted the pentagram. The Pentagram is variously cited as the symbol of man or the planet/goddess Venus, the origin of Rosicruciansim (the pentagram as compared to the petals and pistula of the rose), or a geometric representation of the cycle of earth on the galactic plain (as in Mayan 2012 “End Time” theories, for example). The murder of the Romanov Family after the Bolshevik Revolution also had definite occultic implications. Above the freshly slaughtered corpses of Nicolas II and his family, his Bolshevik murderers wrote in blood the letter “L” three times in three different languages—Lamed (Hebrew), Lamed (Samaritan script), Lamda (Greek)—a Qabalistic symbol of bloody sacrifice and the “killing of the king.” (1) The Tarot, wrote famous magician Eliphas Levi “…The ancient book wherein, under different images, is consecrated all the ancient practice of magical science.”

Some modern observers with an eye for occultic symbolism have also noticed occultic symbolism in the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. It is not the purpose of the article to speculate on the perpetrators of the 9-11 attack, whether they were Islamic occultists or Western occultists, but merely to provide some perspective of the occultic symbolism that may have been present in the terror attacks. The date 9-11 itself rouses suspicion, because George Bush’s father, namesake, and ex-President of the United States chose that date for his famous “more than one small country, it’s a big idea, a New World Order,” speech following the 1990-91 Gulf War. Ten years later to the day, the terror attacks on the World Trade Center took place.

Aleister Crowley, the brilliant yet sexually deviant and drug addicted occultist who formed the Ordo Templi Oreintis (OTO) and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (which still exist with worldwide membership today), wrote some very important works on numerology, the Tarot, the Qabala, and tables of correspondence between the allegories of Christianity, Judaism, (Minoan) Gnosticism, etc. Within the texts of Gematria, 777, Magic In Theory and Practice, and Sepher Sephiroth, Crowley offers some perspective on key elements of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, should the occultic point of view be of relevance to the historical record.

Welcome to World Affairs & Rock-n-Roll

This is the blog that is based on the belief that if either (a) the leaders of the world knew how to rock, or (b) the rockers of the world were the leaders, there would be world peace and prosperity for all.

To appreciate this blog you will have to not only suspend any prejudices you might have about the rock and roll culture, but also any pre-conditioning you have about how the world really works. It has often been said that history is written by the victorious, though another aphorism of western culture states that between two sides of every story there is a cold hard truth. In the case of warfare, the cold hard truth is usually best understood by the frontline soldiers who suffer and die, as well as the refugees and civilian victims. In the case of bipartisan fighting over healthcare or fiscal policy, as examples, the cold hard truth can be read in the faces of those who can't afford medical treatment or lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. This blog is meant to step away from dialectic propaganda and see things how they really are.

Since the very nature of such issues, even when not addressed from an existentialist perpective, can be rather maudlin, we balance this inquiry of socio-/econo-/politico-/BadCo-/Morocco/etceteraco thought with lots of good old rock and roll. Rock music, of course, being the sound of blood, sweat, tears, and sex, amplified into the most profound rhythms and melodies of the human condition. Here is why Rock & Rollers could and should rule the world, because we are in touch with such vibrations.