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Season of the Witch : How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
by Peter Bebergal


Overview - This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll from the Beatles to Black Sabbath and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world.
From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presleytothe Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, fromthe dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin tothe Masonic imagery of today s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed lifeinto rock and hip-hop and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behindthe emergence anddevelopmentof rock and roll.
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Overview
This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll from the Beatles to Black Sabbath and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world.
From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presleytothe Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, fromthe dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin tothe Masonic imagery of today s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed lifeinto rock and hip-hop and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behindthe emergence anddevelopmentof rock and roll.
With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminatesthis web of influences to produce the definitive work on how the occult shaped and saved popular music.
As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical ideals gave rock and roll its heart and purpose, making rock into more than just backbeat music, but into a cultural revolution of political, spiritual, sexual, and social liberation."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780399167669
  • ISBN-10: 0399167668
  • Publisher: Tarcher
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 252
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Rock
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism
Books > Music > History & Criticism - General

 
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