ARCANE EXCAVATION & OCCULT EXPLORATION
Welcome! The AstroMagick Lounge is an occult arts & entertainment site dedicated to exploring the age of Black Aquarius* – a period of occultism that permeated popular culture during the 1960s-70s and is currently experiencing a revival. With one foot in the past and the other in the present, I’ll be taking deep dives into occult topics while pursuing arcane amusements with a lighthearted sensibility. I hope the end result will be a bubbling cauldron of delightful & diabolical discoveries that will encourage readers to cultivate their imaginations, pursue their curiosity and contemplate their dreams.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Kimberly Lindbergs is a Rondo-nominated writer, mixed media artist and practicing Pagan who has nurtured a lifelong fascination with the occult. Her film journalism has appeared in numerous publications and online outlets including TCM.com, FilmStruck, Publishers Weekly, Cineaste Magazine, Cinedelica, Fandor, The Cultural Gutter, and on her own award-nominated blog Cinebeats.com. She brings her infectious enthusiasm, creative eye and passion for research to everything she does. As a result, her work has been singled out by a number of publications such as The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, The Irish Times, The Guardian, and Time Out.
*The term ‘Black Aquarius’ was originally used by British broadcaster & author Matthew Sweet in his 2015 BBC radio program for Archive 4.
“The age of Black Aquarius matched the late Victorian craze for the occult in its intensity and popularity, and certainly drew from some of that era’s obsessions – dark dimensions, secret rites, unearthly energy – but filtered through ‘the permissive society’, through a hugely eclectic counterculture, swinging sexual liberation and new kinds of consumption and lifestyle.Matthew Sweet