While we can neither confirm nor deny whether any person is an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, rumors of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s status as a ceremonial magician and a Thelemite have circulated for decades. The stories were no doubt promoted in part by Page’s ownership of Boleskine House until the early 1990s, and the esoteric symbols on the cover of Led Zeppelin IV. There’s more, but what might interest Thelemic fans now is that they can buy Zeppelin-themed Vans footwear and apparel for a limited time, celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary.
David Bowie’s music imagery is also well known for its occult symbolism. Fans will be happy to know that Vans are launching four kicks, each inspired by one of the rock icon’s most famous albums. According to Esquire, “Each sneaker is as different as the eras of Bowie’s famously ever-evolving aesthetic. The Old Skool is cut in sleek leather, while the Sk8-Hi features a suede upper and the Slip-On includes Vans’ signature checks in a faux-fur style. The line will reportedly drop on April 5th.”
How to choose? You decide!