Is Hotel California satanic?

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Hotel California

Recently, I heard the song called Hotel California by Eagles on a television show. I was instantly intrigued by the lyrics (“Kill the Beast”, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969”, “Stab it with their steely knives,” and “You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave“) linking to rumoured satanic theories. The Church of Satan was rechristened by Devil worshippers under the name Hotel California and a place where the Satanic Bible was written.

Anton LaVey

The courtyard of a Spanish-styled inn, there was an unrecognisable, terrifying silhouette, arms spread to welcome and entrap the pure and naive souls. Many people assumed that the exuberantly sinister figure on the balcony was Anton LaVey, was the founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of LaVeyan Satanism.

Album Cover

However, the song, Hotel California was never associated with Satanism. The album cover was shot at the Beverly Hills Hotel and the imagery was about the gradual decline of innocence because of the materialism and overindulgence of the music industry. The figure on the balcony was a random lady who would not even have been noticed if it was not for poor lighting and her being delayed for the photoshoot.

What is Satanism?

Thank you for reading, fellow humans.

71 thoughts on “Is Hotel California satanic?

  1. Nice! Great information about song satanic hotel california. I would like to listen to that song and then update you that which devil is it and is it scary or not 😂😂
    Like to see more informative blogs from you.

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  2. This was such an interesting read! I love posts like these. I genuinely didn’t realise what the actual definition of satanism was until now!

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  3. It’s one of my all time favourite songs. The lyrics are fantastic – I know there has been lots of discussion over the years as to whether they are satanic or not. Either way, it’s still a fabulous song – especially the intro!

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  4. I didn’t think it in such a way. Music is an art, and this song is one of the success. Media has the power to twist the minds of their followers. Unless you experience it first and then we can judge 🙂


    1. I do understand but did you read the whole blog, I deciphered what others were thinking and how silly it is to give a song meaning due to ignorance and misinterpretations etc.


    1. did you read the whole blog? why is it an insult? if you read the whole blog then you can understand why these theories are so silly and irrelevant to this amazing song ………


  5. This is really interesting. I have never really thought about what those lyrics in this iconic song meant but it’s quite chilling when you think about it! I wonder if any of the theories are true.

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  6. Wow, such an interesting post. I had no idea of this theory and I actually had a wrong idea of satanism, but thanks for letting us know the actual definition.
    I’ll listen to the song and pay more attention to the lyrics, now I’m intrigued!

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  7. Is it bad that I’ve heard this song a million times and never thought of this? haha. I’ve just always chalked it up to the 70s being weird.

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