Astrology, Occult, Paganism, Tarot, Witchcraft

Reading Recommendations

A collection of links to articles & videos I've come across recently that might interest AstroMagick Lounge readers.Recommended Reads: Hearken to the Witches Rune: Pagan Hippie Folk Shenanigans By Dave & Toni ArthurExcerpt: "The Arthur’s were much admired by fellow folkies for their dedication into researching and unearthing not just traditional song but also to… Continue reading Reading Recommendations

Music, Occult, Witchcraft

Celebrating Walpurgis Night with Black Sabbath & Aleister Crowley

One of my favorite Black Sabbath songs is "War Pigs" and it was recorded in 1970 as an antiwar anthem that evokes the occult but its message is timeless and its origins are fascinating. The track was originally called "Walpurgis" and was inspired by the international festival known as Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) celebrated on April… Continue reading Celebrating Walpurgis Night with Black Sabbath & Aleister Crowley

Art, Astrology

Zodiac 1969 – Harry Wysocki

Zodiac posters designed by Harry Wysocki The popularity of astrology in the 1960s led many artists to create work based around the zodiac signs. Companies also commissioned artists to create various products with an astrological theme and posters were a particular favorite because they were inexpensive to produce and trendy among teens and young adults.… Continue reading Zodiac 1969 – Harry Wysocki


The Folk Horror Revival

In case you haven't noticed, Folk Horror is having a moment. British director Ben Wheatley, who helped revive the genre with Kill List (2011) and A Field in England (2013), has a new film getting released this week titled In the Earth (2021). It is being described as a modern Folk Horror film with psychedelic… Continue reading The Folk Horror Revival

Art, Occult, Tarot

Bea Nettles’ Mountain Dream Tarot

In 1970 Bea Nettles had a dream while she was an artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. The ambiguous dream, which was partially inspired by her reading of Arthur Edward Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot, led Nettles to create the first photographic deck. Five long years later her… Continue reading Bea Nettles’ Mountain Dream Tarot