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Season of the Witch : How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll (Reprint) (Paperback) (Peter Bebergal)

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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 Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hopand, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll.With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this 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.
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 Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today?s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hopand, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll.

With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this 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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Body + Mind + Spirit, Music
Sub-Genre: Mythical Civilizations, Genres + Styles / Rock, History + Criticism, Occultism, Composers + Musicians
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Peter Bebergal
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2015
TCIN: 31172251
UPC: 9780399174964
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2940
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