Yesterday’s post on Shpongle and a random encounter with a bio of Danny Carey have me thinking about my other favorite “occult” related band: Tool.
Despite not becoming a Mason or aligning himself with any other school of religion, Danny has maintained his heritages interest in occult studies. Endeavors into this realm have manifested periodically, such as the time he achieved insight into a hidden aspect of the unicursal hexagram utilizing an astral journey initiated through meditation and DMT. Danny then set up his drums into proportions utilizing the circle and square of the New Jerusalem and uttered a short prayer relating to the principles of the ace of swords from the book of Thoth. He then performed a ritual utilizing his new found knowledge of the unicursal hexagram to generate a pattern of movement in space relating to Fuller’s vector equilibrium model. The resulting rhythm and gateway summoned a daemon he has contained within “the Lodge” that has been delivering short parables similar to passages within the Book of Lies. Danny recommends as a device of protection and containment a thorough study and utilization of the underlying geometry of the Temple of Solomon for anyone purchasing their next record.
I’ve been meaning to read the Tool newsletters for some time now.
Oh, and poke around for info on some of Carey’s other projects.
December 14, 2004 at 9:11 pm
There’s an active (until recently) mailing list on the occult topics of Tool’s music on yahoo.
December 16, 2004 at 6:27 pm
Thanks for the heads up. I applied for the list.
December 18, 2004 at 10:36 pm
No problem. By the way, it took well over a week for the listowner to approve my membership, so no concern should be attached to what in these days I would call an unreasonably long delay.
I found a fairly high amount of noise to signal in my opinion on the list, but I also found a valuable amount of content in the list archives when I took the time to explore past discussions.