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Aleister Crowley’s influence on Sting and Fabri Fibra

Aleister Crowley’s influence on Sting and Fabri Fibra
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Having written much about Aleister Crowley and his influence upon pop-occulture, we will, herein, continue considering personage who have looked to the to mega therion / the great beast for inspiration. Find our previous articles on Crowley here—which range from L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology to Damien Echols (of the West Memphis Three-WM3 murders infamy) and much, much more.

The following is translated from Paolo Baroni’s Italian site, “Tutti Pazzi Per Crowley [Something about Crowley],” Centro Sangiorgio, December 27, 2013 AD.


“During an interview with the American pornographic magazine Penthouse (January 1984), Sting, former bassist and voice of The Police, said he was a ‘thelemite.’ That is, a follower of the philosophy of the English black magician.

In an interview to the magazine PH, speaking of a particular Tarot deck, Sting said: ‘These cards were designed in the 40s under the supervision of Aleister Crowley. They are totally amazing.

When he was alive, Crowley was known as ‘the most evil man in the world’ and ‘The Great Beast.’ My favorite Tarot card is Death. Oh, Oh! here it is. How strange that death is always in shape. However, I find it amazing how strong the feelings it inspires me.’ [“The King of Pain,” PH, January 1984 AD, p. 31].”

Sting is also a practitioner of tantric sex magick; the very sort which got Grant Morrison possessed (see video here).


“Fabrizio Tarducci, better known as Fabri Fibra…sparked some controversy with the song Mr. Simpatia [Mr. Sympathy, this was within an album which contained] strong criticism of the Catholic Church. Two years later (2008), the release of Liar, snapped new critical to always explicit language of his lyrics, and in particular the rapper was sued after a concert for contempt of religion because of a nasty piece of music in which the rapper was deemed to have made offensive references to the crucifix.

His sixth album War and Peace (Universal Music, 2013), contains a song I Called You. In it, the controversial rapper in addition to blaming the clergy, mentions the name of the English magician.

In addition, remember that we have pointed out that this rapper has a rather negative reverse message [he is referring to backmasking which is a recording technique whereby a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward] in the song Commercial [and] High Sale.

For the uninitiated, the Alta Vendita was a creation of the lodge of the Italian Carbonari (and therefore a branch of Freemasonry) between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries strove to break down the Catholic monarchies and to infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church from inside. In this passage, Fabri Fibra refers to this Masonic sect precisely when he sings:

‘Overthrow the throne, the boss, rhymes with throne,’ then added with irony ‘The title of this piece is ambiguous / You make too many trips / I subliminal messages you see them everywhere as massage parlors.’

Fiber (or whoever wrote the lyrics) must be well versed in these things since the beginning of the same piece sings, ‘Paper revenge, revenge card.’ Only a connoisseur of Italian Freemasonry may know that one of the leaders of this sect was called redeemer, ‘he who avenges.’ Not bad, the Mason Crowley would be proud of so much erudition!”


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