Of the silliest one of the silliest ten Time covers…

featured by Reason, I’m going to have to go with this one:


…if only because the article (click the image to read) combines a such a heaping level of nonsense about contemporary occultism with what was actually a decent review of historical occultism*. Plus, as Reason notes the occultism hysteria eventually gave us the Dungeons & Dragons hysteria… which produced some truly spectacular additions to the arts, like Mazes and Monsters. The reality, of course, is that it was all more like The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, but try telling that to a worried mom.

I should also note that if, after reading that article, you want to actually GAME 1970’s-style bad occultism – and why wouldn’t you – you absolutely need Mythic Vistas: Damnation Decade. The filmography section alone is worth the purchase price; it does a marvelous job at separating out the Crap Seventies Films Worth Watching from the Just the Crap Seventies Films.

Moe Lane

*Mind you, back then journalists ripped off actual encyclopedias, not Wikipedia.


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