Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius - the weirdly
great wave of occultism that swept through British popular culture in
the 1960s-70s. From journals like the Aquarian Arrow to the diabolical
novels of Dennis Wheatley, lurid accounts of satanic cults in the Sunday
papers and the glut of illustrated books, part-magazines, documentary
film and TV drama, it was a wildly exuberant seam of British pop
"And while dark forces were summoned in the grooviest of
Chelsea flats they were being unearthed in the countryside too, a
fantasy of pagan ritual and wicker men, of tight-lipped locals and blood
sacrifice at harvest time."
"Contributors include Mark Gatiss,
Katy Manning, Caroline Munro, Kim Newman, Highgate Vampire hunter David
Farrant and Piers Haggard, director of 'The Blood on Satan's Claw'."