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That means it was impossible to write and record and release it in late 1971. Likewise, music reflects the consciousness of its Creator(s) at the time it was created, along with their past experience and their intention, as expressed in the lyrics or performance.
then I think that they happened to get the same idea of the writing of the lyrics of the song. So, in some sense, this song means something different to everyone.
My fave of theirs was "Kashmir" and "Immigrant"Now all this talk about the occult and back masking may sound very weird and possibly a boat load of silliness, however, one can not be attracted to the likes of Alleister Crowley (like Jimmy Page was) and not be drawn in to the darkness he lived within. Words and things have meaning and both Page and Plant meant them to have meaning.
In my humble opinion, YES, Stairway to Heaven is a masterpiece, with deep and enduring meanings, as well as offering practical advice for improving your life.
Interestingly enough, I heard an interview with the group, "Heart" (the Wilson sisters) and it was funny because they said they attended a Led Zep concert in their youth and experienced the same reaction I had!
They too were repelled by certain Zepplin's lyrics.
That being said, some meanings embedded in this song became obvious to me in the mid 1970s.
Surprisingly, the comments do not address some metaphorical or metaphysical aspects, and do not consider important cultural movements that were contemporaneous during the time of the initial creation and release of Stairway to Heaven.
I liked rock n roll as much as the next kid did, but their lyrics seemed overtly sexual in nature.