Season Of The Witch

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Season Of The Witch

So woah – and great to release this with it being the season of Scorpio and all. Via Phantasmaphile, and here is the blurb from the book’s Amazon page;

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-hop—and, 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.

 

So i always thought Motorhead’s Capricorn must have a deeper resonance and that David Bowie is clearly a witch of the highest order. Joan Jett? Shamanic as fuq.

Thoughts?

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Pegasus
Pegasus

Brian Auger & the Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll did a song called Season of the Witch….’you have to pick up every stitch-this is the season of the witch’.
The occult featured strongly with many English bands. Was it Robert Plant that bought Alistair Crowley’s ex abode in Scotland?

sweetpea
sweetpea

Donovan did it. If before or after them, I donl’t know. Didn’t research it. He also did “Atlantis” for those who are interested. He has a cool intro, telling a story.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Apparently, Donovan wrote Season of the Witch in 1966 which was why I felt Mystic got the connection in the first place.

His is Toro, Moon in Virgo. Gem Rising with Venus and Uranus in Gem/1st trine Libra Jupiter in 5th. Pluto and Mars conjunct in Leo

Lilith in Scorpio opposite Sun…was lookin’ for those witchy poo parts.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Forgot Gem Venus and Uranus are also conjunct his NN in Gem, 1st.

Gives rise to him just puttin’ that witchypoo right out there… And that he spent time with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Hurdy Gurdy Roly Poly one..

sweetpea
sweetpea

The only thing I would correct in his song, if I may, is that it was not “knowing her fate”, but his…

Lemuria (feminine) pre-dated Atlantis and She knew it would fail…

Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century

Donovan is a poor man’s Bob. Atlantis song does have that cool intro. Al Stewart is a better Scots song bard.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Ah, you just pissed is all..

Knew you all’s wouldn’t be quiet for long…so funny how you all feel so challenged by me…Good..

I was intuitively led to Donovan because there is a message for ya’lls from the Maharishi and The Holy Tradition of Masters..

Wake the fuq up. Move beyond your petty distractions..

sweetpea
sweetpea

p.s., Are you not Great?

“Hail YOU”…

Love you x

sweetpea
sweetpea

btw, I wrote that in sincerity in case it is taken otherwise. As Aries, it is my duty to be Great, no matter the cost because others depend on me to come thru. To get there feels like fuq however. Katman, please don’t take too much issue with me but please don’t just hit below the belt with Dylan. I don’t give a fuq about Bob Dylan… Summarize for my Gem rising and Mars what was so relevant to those times as I was just a little girl with him like with Donovan but I was not led intuitively to… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Alls good. I love getting Aries peeps started. I have good platonic stoushes with the other Cardinals. You gd for an argument. I got Sun in 1st haus sharing it with Uranus = shitstirrer. Plus SN in Aries along with Gary = in ya face bogan. I love to have a drink or 7 with ya.
On Bob he is, along with Pablo P, the greatest artistic influence of the last century. I am a Crab and will defend him against all poseurs!

Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century

Love ya, Sweetpea. Forgot my Katman name

swdeetpea
swdeetpea

Eh, don’t flatter yourself with getting me started love.

Such a convenient defense when dealing with an Aries.You were spoiling for a fight as you couldn’t stand not being able to comment on that thread after I busted all ass…

In any case, I trust my intuition…All else is just crap.

Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century

I love a fight. Diff btween Ram n Crab; we think first.
Come at me!!!

sweetpea
sweetpea

You just shown your ignoramous…is that what they call the monkey or some such? lol

Please, poor excuse…very stereotypical…I live with a male crab lol and was married to one for 16 yrs…

Hey, I gonna call a truce cuz I gotta go to bed.

but it was fun, eh?

🙂

And hell, don’t think I backin’ down biatch…x

Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century

I cant hat you. You are too nice.

sweetpea
sweetpea

x

Rox
Rox

Pegs, close… ’twas Jimmy. peace

sweetpea
sweetpea

Who knew this existed?

Myst, you one brill biatch and PIAB..

If ever I felt misunderstood and outcast….x

On another note…oh there are many, yeah? :0

But last massage patient last night was pissed thru and thru (I mean she nearly yelled during the session…Hello Mars in Cap?) as she was not called in proper form and reminded that she had an appointment…Hence she was late and I could only give her what I could.

Hello “taking responsibility for oneself”…Like I said somewhere before, don’t expect the world to fuqin’ spoon feed you…They’re too busy making sure they are fed, eh?

sweetpea
sweetpea

In other news, Gem daughter sent pics of their trip to the Grand Cyn and Sedona Arizona..(hadn’t even known they were going…I leave my girls free 🙂 )

Aries 7 mo little’en cried cuz she don’t like her new one piece with hearts bathing suit and apparently is constipated.

Oh dear…What does she not want to let go of? I mean we gets used to certain shits, right? Have plenty to let go of myself.

John Boman
John Boman

the same argument could be said for that other bastard art form, the comic book!

Z
Z

Caps make the best rock stars!

The Baroness
The Baroness

All I know if that this Taurus is strutting around town in her jeweled scorpion sandals. Sexy, sexy, wherever you are – come out and plaaaaaay!

CapToro
CapToro

Eek Mystic, this post has freaked me out a bit.. 2 nights ago I dreamt Bowie was walking down a steep path under the Vatican which felt ‘dark’. A bit of curiosity and Google research linked him to occult things..and now you’ve posted this 😮 !!!!!

lux interior is My Co-Pilot
lux interior is My Co-Pilot

Oooh, genius!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Astrology boy band.
My fave is Larry (Cancer):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT_9OUvmb5I&list=RDgT_9OUvmb5I#t=16

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sorry, didn’t think it would show vid here, just the link. Sorry again. (But the vid does exist – well worth watching)

Charley
Charley

Oh hell yes. This book looks amazing, it’s not out here yet but i’m going to get it as soon as it is, thanks for the tip off!

Music IS magic, it’s one of my most important tools. I had an amazing time travelling sex dream about Robert Plant a couple of weeks ago haha, epic and surreal.

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

I wanna have an ATTSD about Robert Plant!!!!
wahhhhh 😉

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

Love me my LeoRockGods: Jagger and Plant. Robert Plant has me seriously under his spell…always has…love him and his Pisces Moon…completely magical…ahhhhhhhh. Zepplin’s Physical Graffiti (the ALBUM) is like THE EVERYTHING. Don’t even get me started on the magic of the trickster, Mr.Gemini, Bob Dylan…

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

I remember when No Doubt released Return of Saturn…the magical Libra Gwen Stefani–beyond c o o l.

Having a magical musical day…thnx, MM!

CapToro
CapToro

Loved that album 🙂

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

I watched the eclipse in Scorpio to Black Sabbath. It felt right. It still does.

hdq
hdq

So perfect.

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Hidden Dragon Queen, come to my Google+ page where I fancy myself an astro vj & occasional disseminator of oddities. Binary wax in the staxx. Just go via my gravitar, link is therein. Locked & loaded in the sunshine of your volcanic love x

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

(On Google+ click on “posts.” Goofy ass setup, Google+ …)

hdq
hdq

Super cool!
My occult paradigm is irrevocably tied up with music. Direct line from abov

hdq
hdq

JFC phone typo madness obvs meant to stfu now. Sorry grrr

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Oh nooooo (in my best Ozzie voice from “Black Sabbath” song)

😛

x

flashfire
flashfire

Just one word, but repeated victoriously with a lighter flickering over my head: YES!