Witching hour

The Daily Grail reviews Peter Bebergal’s Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll, a book that goes directly on my reading list:

A key part of the fascinating nature of the book is that Bebergal isn’t dealing simply in goats and pentagrams; gods are invoked from multiple pantheons, from the African Eshu to the Greek and Roman deities Pan and Dionysius, and ‘the occult’ describes everything from voodoo to Eastern mysticism. And it’s not simply a book about tips of the hat to the occult in music, but about the shifts in culture and mindset that guided and influenced the musicians.

That description, and the fact that the review is illustrated with a Black Sabbath band shot, are instant incentives for me to get hold of this!

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