An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Bebergal, Author of “Season of the Witch: How the Occult How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll”
Date: Friday, December 12th
Admission: $10 ( Tickets Here )
Location: The Morbid Anatomy Museum; 424A Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Produced by Morbid Anatomy Museum and Phantasmaphile
Drawn largely from research and ideas related to his new book “Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll,” author Peter Bebergal will present a multi-media presentation of the ways in which the aesthetics and mythos of rock and roll have been deeply influenced by the painters, writers, and composers of the 19th century. Bebergal will narrate a secret occult history of rock that owes its mystique to people like Aubrey Beardsley, Austin Osman Spare, Alphonse Mucha, Alexander Scriabin, and others, as well as the pomp and circumstance of the magic fraternities of that century’s Occult Revival.
Peter Bebergal is the author of “Season of the Witch: How the Occult
Saved Rock and Roll,” “Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood” and “The Faith between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God” (with Scott Korb). He writes widely on music and books, with special emphasis on the speculative and slightly fringe. His recent essays and reviews have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Quietus, BoingBoing, and The Believer. Bebergal studied religion and culture at Harvard Divinity School, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.