“Message From Thee Temple”: Magick, Occultism, Mysticism, and Psychic TV

Dines, Mike and Grimes, Matt R. (2021) “Message From Thee Temple”: Magick, Occultism, Mysticism, and Psychic TV. In: Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats. Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781350086920

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Using the Psychic TV’s debut album, Force the Hand of Chance (1982) as an investigative framework, this chapter seeks to investigate, scrutinise and illuminate Psychic TV’s past and on-going relationship with magick, occultism, mysticism and paganism. Through a semiotic and discursive analysis of Psychic TV and TOPY’s multi-media texts, performances, rituals and interviews, this chapter unpacks the significance of magick, occultism and ritual in asserting Psychic TV’s occupying of an interesting ‘cult’ural and philosophical space between music, performance art and the practice and exposition of ‘chaos magick.’

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 14 January 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Popular Music; Religion; Psychic TV; Temple Ov Psychick Youth; Magick; Magic; Occultism; Mysticism; Spirituality
Subjects: P300 Media studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Dr Matt Grimes
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 10:38
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9501

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