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Mystic-State Allusions in Led Zeppelin Lyrics


Led Zeppelin: In My Time of Dying. 1

Led Zeppelin: "Stairway to Heaven" 1


Led Zeppelin: In My Time of Dying


Meet me, Jesus, meet me

Ooh, meet me in the middle of the air [the godman who saves spiritually is met in the altered state]

If my wings should fail me, Lord

Oh, please meet me with another pair [the transcendent conceptual framework of terminology interpretation]

Oh, Lord, deliver me

All the wrong I've done ['wrong', 'harm', and 'good' are meaning-flippable]

Ooh, you can deliver me, Lord [my actions are not really in my own power]

I only wanted to have some fun [taking visionary plants accidentally led to ego death and enlightenment/salvation]

Oh, Saint Peter, at the gates of heaven

Won't you let me in

I never did no harm

I never did no wrong

Oh, I never did, did no harm

Did no harm

I've only been the young once

I never thought I'd do anybody no wrong

No, not once, oh  [all personal moral culpability is logically cancelled in principle by no-free-will belief, "I" as prime mover never did anything at all, never existed]

Oh, good  [gates of heaven open]

(Guitar Solo)

Oh, I did somebody some good .. I must have did somebody some good .. Oh, I believe I did ['wrong', 'harm', and 'good' are meaning-flippable]


Led Zeppelin: "Stairway to Heaven"

And if you listen very hard

The song will come to you at last

When all are one and one is all

To be a rock and not to roll

That verse is from what can be considered the peak of the ultimate Classic Rock song, Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin.  The full lyric and analysis:

Here is a partial analysis of the song:

And you know sometimes words have two meanings  [key terms of agency meaning-flip]

Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven [entire mental model transforms systematically]

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune

Then the piper will lead us to reason [entheogenic drunkenness is sober reason]

And a new day will dawn for those who stand long

And the forest will echo with laughter [Zen laughter at vanishing of delusion through meaning-flipping]

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow

Don't be alarmed now [self-control seizure panic reaction]

It's just a spring clean for the May Queen [Isis, the uncontrollable transcendent controller, who rules over the cosmos even including Fate, is exorcising your freewill demon]

Yes there are two paths you can go by [egoic vs. transcendent thinking]

but in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on [switch to the transcendent interpretive framework or mental worldmodel regarding self, world, change, time, will, and control]

And as we wind on down the road [a person's labyrinthine worldline frozen in spacetime, contrastible with a "moving through time" perspective]

Our shadows taller than our souls [egoic mental contruct of ego as control agent looms large in perception, but there is no substance to it (soul is delusion, only spirit is our real being, per Valentinian/Pauline body/soul/spirit model]

There walks a lady we all know  [Queen of Heaven, or fallen Sophia]

Who shines white light and wants to show [white-light pure-awareness perceptual feedback]

How everything still turns to gold

And if you listen very hard [profound mental relaxation, true meditation, relax knot of accustomed thinking, perceive, and let the alternate, transcendent worldmodel/perspective on thinking and controllership leap into view]

The tune will come to you at last [the meaning of this song and the transcendent meaning-network remapping key terms about personal control agency]

When all are one and one is all [nondual unity consciousness]

To be a rock and not to roll [become aware of the Platonic, frozen timeless block-universe perspective rather than the Aristotelian, moving-through time perspective]


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