Hey everyone I'd like to share my confusion with someone. First let me tell that I don't pretend to know any thrut better than anyone. I've just been asking questions to myself recently. This concern the occult aspect that seems to be important in tool art and a few other things related.
Ok I'll start here. Like a lot of you tool fans I've heard about Aleister Crowley. I haven't studied him yet but it seems like he is with helena Blavatsky one of the leaders of what we call the new age movement (and also considered the wickedest man in the world ... don't know about that ) . What's interesting is that Tool promotes new age philosophies too. (third eye, merkaba, kundalini rising ...) and Danny claims he reads a lot of Crowley's books ( might still be a joke , we never know ... ) .
Now the thing that I don't understand is that new age philosophies seems to become more and more popular nowadays. It is mixed with a lot of esoterism and beliefs that leads to think that humans were created by extraterrestrial beings and that we can become our own gods. My problem with this is that this belief ( be your own god ) is the main idea behind luciferianism and you can read here and there that high rank freemasons are into this too and that they are pushing this new age agenda. What a coincidence ...
What is interesting is that while meshuggah is very often compared to tool, They litteraly destroys the zen movement with their artwork for Obzen. It seems like they try to prevent from something with a new-age monk covered in blood. If you look closely to his arms and hands you'll see he is making the 666 sign with his hands
(confirmed by Thomas haake)
Plus in the lyrics for the song named "ObZen" they seems to be against some sort of "new-belief system"
"A new belief-system
Salvation found in vomit and blood
Where deprivation, lies
Corruption, war and pain is god".
Seems that new age might not be what it seems. Is there really anything to gain with the practice of occult art ? Someone knows more about this subject ?
Sorry if my summary is very easy and if there are grammar mistakes but english is not my native language.
Thanks for your time everyone, Love.