The progressive rock band Tool have long been favorites of the occult community due to their use of occult themes in their song lyrics and esotheric imagery in their album packaging and stage set ups. Possibly the most upfront regarding his occult interests would be drummer Danny Carey. The official Tool website states: “…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.
His own website includes a “library” page which includes pictures of his own collection of occult literature including a lot of enviable first editions – have a look! http://dannycarey.org/library/
On a more whimsical level, his webstore includes a wealth of magick-themed merch including, as well as numerous t-shirt designs…a drum towel? Here’re some descriptions of the goodies available for purchase:
*DRUM TOWEL FEATURES DANNY’S MODIFIED VERSION OF ELIZABETHAN MAGUS JOHN DEE’S MAGICAL DIAGRAM “SIGILLLUM DEI AEMAETH”. BLACK TOWEL INCLUDES DANNY’S NAME IN GOLD LETTERING. DIMENSIONS 16″ X 25″.
*MAGICALLY CHARGED ASPECTS OF ELIZABETHAN MAGUS JOHN DEE’S SIGILLUM DEI AEMETH. FRONT CONTAINS DANNY’S NAME SPELLED WITH A COMPOSITE OF THE ENGLISH-ENOCHIAN ALPHABET. [t-shirt]
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DANNYCAREY.ORG SHIRT. PRINTED ON A THICK COTTON T. LOGO ON FRONT AND BACK [t-shirt]