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What is the TRUE meaning of Zoso?

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Ok, just to put this to bed. It is ZOFO not ZOSO. How do I know? When I was 17 back in 1981, me and a couple of friends waited to him outside his JP’s house in Windsor. He cane out and chatted with us for about an hour. I asked him and he said Zofo. I asked what it meant and he said nothing really, it’s just a doodle he did

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13 hours ago, Gravy said:

Ok, just to put this to bed. It is ZOFO not ZOSO. How do I know? When I was 17 back in 1981, me and a couple of friends waited to him outside his JP’s house in Windsor. He cane out and chatted with us for about an hour. I asked him and he said Zofo. I asked what it meant and he said nothing really, it’s just a doodle he did

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4 hours ago, Gravy said:

Haha why? 🤓

Only you can answer the question as to why you're being a dick.

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On 6/21/2018 at 12:13 AM, Ross62 said:

Only you can answer the question as to why you're being a dick.

What? Because im putting the record straight?

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On 7/8/2018 at 5:19 AM, AussieOzzieZeppfan said:

I'd like to know both the meaning&reason Bonham chose the 3 interlocking rings symbols?. 

Robert is quoted as saying “.....I suppose it’s the Trilogy-man,woman and child. I suspect it had something to do with the mainstay of all people’s belief. At one point though-in Pittsburg, I think-we observed it was also the emblem for Ballantine beer “

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The symbol is not created by JP, it isn't a word, it is made up of three symbols...  the Z, the Oso, and the underline attached to the Z.

Its a symbol that is made up of Astrological and alchemical correspondences relating to JP's birthsign. 

Although it is three symbols it has been put together along time ago.... the earliest I have seen is in a table of astrological, alchemical correspondences in a French occult book from the 16th century.

Its nothing complicated or mysterious but JP obviously played on the aura and mythology that grew up around the symbols, particularly his. If you think back to when the album came out and how long it was before we had access to the internet, it was very easy to maintain the mystery, and it was practically impossible to look it up. All part of the Zep aura.  

 

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6 hours ago, Victor said:

 

Its nothing complicated or mysterious but JP obviously played on the aura and mythology that grew up around the symbols, particularly his. If you think back to when the album came out and how long it was before we had access to the internet, it was very easy to maintain the mystery, and it was practically impossible to look it up. All part of the Zep aura.  

 

Exactly right, I should think. Too much has been made of this over the years and I’m sure Jimmy is somewhat embarrassed by the whole thing now -although he would of course never admit it. 

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Heres a few pics that may be of interest....

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On 8/31/2018 at 11:09 AM, Victor said:

Heres a few pics that may be of interest....

dumas.jpg.a39e9173c38b73871b36f0628889fb61.jpggrimoires.jpg.35538d19317c83a41ad4604ae0b892e3.jpgjpjjbsigils.jpg.adedd7a37e6a27fb3c6e08ce2ab5e59d.jpgoo-iii-p-313a.jpg.dc72417c677b7669fd79cb2f0feff8af.jpgledragonrouge.jpg.7c7ae303a81f14a6c254ce3230fe1377.jpgledragontitle.jpg.10b5bd1c70a6215115c2ef41687ada14.jpgledragontitle.jpg.10b5bd1c70a6215115c2ef41687ada14.jpgsandydennysigil.jpg.37f7c150305dd8447109717c4ca3c996.jpgtvi_031.jpg.761f50b92483bb980df2acaed94356cf.jpg

Well there it is,clear as daylight on Page 31 of whatever book that is -mystery solved then. JP just lifted it straight out pretty much exactly as it is -good work Victor !

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