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Hidden messages in Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" when played backwards?

Isaiah 29:16
"They turn everything upside down! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay; that the thing made should say of him who made it, He didn't make me; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding?"

This verse is of course interpreted by many Christians as referring to Satan, and those who follow him. After all, Satan was but also a creation of G-d. It was Satan, the serpent in the garden who first told Man they could be equals to G-d. And the classic Satanism/luciferianism is all about exactly that.

It is well known that Led Zeppelin purchased the Boleskine House, previously owned by infamous Satanist Aleister Crowley. The band continued the tradition of satanic black masses and occult rituals at the house.


One of the lines in the song when played backwards apparently refers to a "toolshed" where Satan "made (the band members) suffer". It so happens allegedly, that Aleister Crowley had a nickname for the Boleskine House when he lived there, and it was 'the toolbox'.


Turning things upside down and backwards is a well known Satanic hallmark. The inverted Pentacle Star, the Goats Head Pentagram, is the universally accepted "Satanic" symbol.

Here is Obama's "Yes We Can" backwards as "Thank you Satan"


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ChristianAnarchist's picture

However you play Led

However you play Led Zeppelin, I like it...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Sorry, but Led Zeppelin

Sorry, but Led Zeppelin ripped off too many songs for me to consider them genuine anymore. I grew up thinking Led Zeppelin actually wrote their own original songs.

"Really makes life a drag, I don't think that's right."


Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Jimmy Page admits that he

has ripped off many old blues records to create "some" of his Zeppelin tunes. Jimmy voluntarily has paid royalties to the families of many of those artist families out of fairness and respect.

As a musician I can tell you that we rip each other off all the time. The I IV V formula is the most common progression in pop music, it makes up probably about half of the songs we play and listen to.

My biggest influence as a guitarist is Ritchie Blackmore and the best advice I ever got was from Ritchie when he said the best way to come up with a good riff is to steal it. YouTube Ritchie Blackmore and watch the video where he shows you the songs that he ripped off to create some of Purple's best known tunes. We all do it to one extent or another either consciously or unconsciously and as musicians we are ok with it as long as you don't do like Coldplay does to Joe Satriani and just blatantly rip off a melody without changing a thing.

It's a fine line that we all walk. If we didn't most of the great tunes we all love would not exist. Lighten up.

Hey, I love me some Zep too...

Pretty shady though...

This is really displayed as a microcosm of the Satanic/occult influence in the entertainment industry, and beyond.

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Having accepting Jesus Christ

Having accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I still love Zeppelin. God created music. There is nothing sinful about music. lyrics on the other hand..... But I love Zeppelins music and will listen to it till the die I die.

They Sold Their Souls For Rock N Roll

I can hear the laughs now with the title, but I assure you it's not a joke. The Lord opened my eyes to the trash I was listening to years ago.

They Sold Their Souls For Rock N Roll (Part 1 of 4)

Another youtube is:

God's View of Secular Music (Part 1 of 2)

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25

that is Liberty.. it is their

that is Liberty.. it is their Soul correct? Hopefully they will see the truth before they pass but the music is good.

Point is there's more going on behind the scenes...

..than most people could imagine.

This is just a little demonstration of how they are involved in little things all around the world, and hide in plain sight.

We need to understand the true nature of the enemy we face, the New World Order, if we can ever hope to defeat it...

As another famous British rock band, the Rolling Stones, who wrote about Satan a lot said in one of their great songs... "But what's troubling You is the NATURE of my game..." - 'Sympathy For the Devil'

Sun Tsu - Art of War - 'Know your Enemy, and Know Yourself.
Jesus - 'Know thyself'.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Save yourself some trouble

Just play this one forward, lol.


(I wonder what it says if you play it backwards)

He's the man.

No trouble at all...

Just sharing a little "weird stuff" info with the DP crowd...

It's just an interesting piece of historic novelty that I thought could start an interesting discussion.

I don't get where all the down-votes are coming from though?

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Bill Hicks says it best on this subject!


"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I've been to that house


It looks just like any other house from the front.

But the backyard is creepy. It's all flat and has gravel on top of what appears to be croncrete. There are 2 separate levels in the back yard. Both flat. There are gargoyles by the back door, and small gargoyles on the steps leading up to the second level.

The cemetery below the house, on the other side of the street, sits on a ledge overlooking Loch Ness.

There is a garage at the bottom of the driveway that has purple doors.

I have pictures! But not many. As I was sitting in the driveway, in my Vauxhall Viva, behind the house, (trespassing, I know....)A Scottish Gentlemen, who had come from the house, approached me. I ask him if Jimmy Page lived here. He replied "aigh" I asked him if I could meet him, he said "no". I asked him if I could take some pictures, he replied "aigh, the best thing you can do is back out the driveway". I didn't fully understand what he had said initially, as he had a heavy Scottish accent, so I asked him again if I could take some pictures, and he again said "the best thing you could do is back out the driveway". I now understood what he had said. He looked rather serious, so I hopped back in my Vauxhall Viva and backed out the driveway. Lol.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

When I first heard of this

When I first heard of this on the playground in grade school I went straight up to my room after school, put Zoso on the turntable, and started spinning it backwards by hand.

Took me a few hours to finally find it (the school yard rumor didn't include the exact verse). After a while of going back and forth over 'there's still time to change the road your on - Iyyyy Looooooooooove sAtun' I looked up and the sun had gone down and it was pitch black in my room - terrified the hell out of me and I couldn't move to go for the light switch across the room for a few minutes - never did that again.

i dont believe in the whole led zipplin or beatles backwards

but there might be some truth in playing the spoken word backwards.

several years ago, out of curiosity, I downloaded some audio software and purchased a microphone for my laptop.

I tried it out on myself. recorded about 20 seconds of me talking. played it backwards. and boy, was I amazed that what I was saying forwards, I was also saying backwards.

I was so frightened by the results, I never did it again.

Try this one...

"The Daily Paul is a Great Website"

When spoken backwards it says, "Paula Abdul is a lobbed Apple"

Honestly you can make up anything at all and hear it in the lyrics played backward.

What a bunch of malarchy

Hey Archons', we are taking our planet back and there's nothing you can do about it!

my teenage daughter went through a phase

Backmasking songs with the computer, starting with this one. She then branched out to the contemporary Christian music. Very interesting stuff.

As a musician, Christian music is evil.

As a Christian, Christian music sounds evil.

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I am dusk icon. anagram me.

Yeah, a lot of weird New Age theology communicated

in that stuff. Check out TobyMac's song from the album Eye On It:


Lord only knows what that says it backwards.

We've heard strange voices talking about broken wings on some of the CCM we've played backgrounds.

Old time preachers were maybe right rock and roll, TV are all ways the devil transmits and brainwashes people. I like a good song, but I listen to stuff much more carefully now.

Vinyl and Cassettes

During the time Stairway to Heaven was published music was played on Vinyl and/or 8-track cassette, reel-to-reel, and later the more traditional cassette....Problem with playing a song backwards is I was never able to do this with either of these devices...
Have those that discovered this done any further research and applied it to movies, T.V. sitcoms, children's cartoons, etc?
What's the point if you can't play it backwards?
There may be many other things going on...such as...Do you use a cellphone? Watch T.V.? use the internet? Maybe there are "signals" being beamed at you and you are not even aware of it, it has an effect on you...Hey, Maybe this is what's causing people to go "ape crazy with guns" nowadays...Someone has an agenda to make guns look bad and they're using these devices to influence the weak minded souls? Lot of stuff just happen that way, especially when there are millions of songs...Really?
Have you recorded and played back everything you've ever said? Maybe you've said some pretty dastardly things too. Huh?

Subliminal Messges

They existed in the sixties.

Watch the closing anthem shown when tv stations used to shut down at 1AM. There is a video on youtube. Interesting stuff.

I don't believe Led Zeppelin were into this.

The Beatles thing to was a gag.

It is not just messages...

it is a whole different song played backwards.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche



Oh it is? ... ok...


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If you have a vinyl album...

and you navigate to the lyrics "It's just a spring clean for the May queen" then turn the record backwards by hand you will hear something that resembles "My sweet Satan". And don't pin the Boleskine House collectively on Led Zeppelin.... that is purely a Jimmy Page thing.

Now granted Aleister Crowley was an occultist and all around weird dude but there is nothing to suggest that he was a Satanist in the respect that he worshiped the antithesis of the deity that we in the Christian sphere call God.

There is plenty to suggest Crowley was a Satanist...

He literally called himself "The Beast 666".

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we spun the vinyl LP backwards on my friend's father's turn table when I was a kid AND IT SAYS IT!! Oh, how freaked out we were. So naturally, we had to do it again and again and again. And her father freaked out that we had ruined the needle.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar ---Freud

[Simon Singh] used the Stairway To Heaven lyrics to make a point: "A dramatic and shocking demonstration of how your brain gets fooled to see something that is not there because of your biases, prejudices and expectations."

Simon Singh http://www.dailypaul.com/270001#comment-3413436

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir


If you play Oobladi-ooblada backwards, you hear "I devil he devil" very clearly (yes I have an old-fashioned record player). But I believe some bands did it just for the free extra publicity, blowing rumors out of proportion.

The Beatles were also into Aleister Crowley, and 'satanism'...

They even put Crowley's face on the album cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

One eye symbolism and 666 symbolism can also be found throughout Beatles album covers, and their music.

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More Beatles trivia

Watch this short movie to learn more about them http://www.geniusthemovie.com/

This movie is made by a Christian ministry for the purpose of sharing Jesus.

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25