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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.
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.
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.
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