In 1970, Jimmy Page, guitarist and founding member of Led Zeppelin, purchased the isolated Boleskine House in Scotland (by the Loch Ness), a manor previously owned by the infamous occultist, Aleister Crowley. Page had become obsessed with all things Crowley, and had already begun purchasing various Crowley-related items – what first piqued his interest in this is unclear, and how deeply he believed in the power of magick and his involvement therein also remain uncertain; however, we do know that he had a fascination with this dark topic, and weaved these ideas into his music and the band’s image. So, was it all a big marketing ploy? Did they really perform rituals on stage? Is there a difference between a “real” ritual and a “fake” one? What is the true power of music and performance? Where do we draw the line between acting and reality? Did Jimmy Page pull a Robert Johnson-style stunt and sell his soul to the devil in return for fame and success? Most importantly, though, how real is any of this so-called magick, if any of it? Can rituals, dark intentions, and made-up symbols truly have any effect on us and our reality? Lance Gilbert, author of, “The Led Zeppelin Curse: Jimmy Page and the Haunted Boleskine House,” is here on West of The Rockies to enlighten us a little about the link between Led Zeppelin and the world of magick and rituals, through his thorough research, as well as personal experiences. Visit WoTRradio.com for more info.