Zoso (Jimmy Page’s Emblem)

Called ” Zoso “ because it resembles a word, this glyph is one of four enigmatic symbols appearing on the cover of rock group Led Zeppelin’s album Four. Each member of the band chose a personal emblem for the cover; this symbol was chosen by guitarist Jimmy Page as a personal emblem.

The symbol is probably derived from a sixteenth century treatise by mathematician and occultist Girolamo Cardano, where it is used to represent the planet Saturn for purposes of magic. Page is a Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn, and Saturn, of course, is the planetary ruler of lead. The symbol also bears a strong resemblance to characters of the “alphabet of the Magi,” a seventeenth century text used exclusively for fashioning magical talismans. What it means personally to Page is unknown, as he has never publicaly revealed its meaning, but his interest in magick and Crowleyanna is well known. (He even operated an occult bookshop called “Equinox” for a time.) Page’s symbol appears among symbols of the OTO in ephemera related to Kenneth anger’s film “Lucifer Rising.”

 

An astute reader points out that the emblem is also found among the Saturn talismans pictured in the nineteenth century necromantic fantasy “Le Grand Grimoire,” a sensationalist version of the Grimoire of Honorious.  The work would have been easily accessible to Jimmy as a collector of occult oddities.

 

 

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Mark September 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

You won’t find the answer in the King James version of the bible. Look instead to the Rick James version…

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Sergio April 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

C’mon! This is not a secret anymore…it’s just the Saturn’s sigil that Page took from an old grimoire called ” Le dragon rouge” . Saturn rules Capricorn, Page’s astrological sign. There is a lot about that if you Google this and there’s nothing related with the Devil or demoniac. Page would not be a fool to wear demoniac symbols instead of his worship with Crowley.

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Anonymous guitarist April 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

* Satanist

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Anonymous guitarist April 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

Well some rock bands were obviously satanists for some stupid reason. Even some modern progressive heavy metal bands as well. But for Gods sake not all of them were like that. Was Eddie Van Halen a sataist? Hendrix? Clapton ? Lenny Kravits? Poison Stevie Ray Vaughn? Etc.

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Keith March 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

We should all be very careful of what we hear or lisen to. Our brain picks upon things without u knowing it. Put things in our heads that are evil. Out to destroy and devour our mind body and souls. We fight a battle not of flesh and blood but of spiritual principalities. Put on the armor of God. Because there is a war going on.

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Anonymous March 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

We should all be very careful of what we hear or lisen to. Our brain picks upon things without u knowing it. Put things in our heads that are evil. Out to destroy and devour our mind body and souls. We fight a battle not of flesh and blood but of spiritual principalities. Put on the armor of God. Because there is a war going on.

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Amadeus Rock January 6, 2014 at 6:13 am

so apparently just about everyone who was made famous in rock n’ roll were a bunch of devil worshippers. wow! they were right (the people who warned us)

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Dawnatilla the Hun December 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Jimmy Page as disciple of Crowley. Yeah. right. To me the whole band is a bunch of arrogant jack offs. despite their contribution to music.

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