Did Jimmy Page's fascination with the occult, and magick lead to the string of accidents, addictions, and tragedies that befell Led Zeppelin in the mid to late 1970s? Richard interviews a dedicated occultist and founder of a Pagan Temple in London, Ontario and two authors who have researched Jimmy Page's strong interest in the teachings of Aleister Crowley, the most influential and notorious occultist of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Most Honoured Frater Archeus is the founder and current Magister of the Order of the Temple of Archallem (OTA), a practicing ceremonial lodge and initiatory society located in London, Ontario. He was also a founding member of The London Pagan Temple and has chaired several significant Pagan conventions.
A practicing magician as well as a dedicated occultist, Fr. Archeus has written and contributed to rituals in various traditions and capacities. He was initiated into the craft on the full moon of Friday, October 13, 2000.
Peter Bebergal is the author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll . He writes widely on music and books, with special emphasis on the speculative and slightly fringe. His recent essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker online, Slate, The Times Literary Supplement, The Quietus, BoingBoing, and The Believer. Bebergal studied religion and culture at Harvard Divinity School, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lance Gilbert is a writer of paranormal & occult fiction and nonfiction. Following a series of ghostly experiences in his early twenties, he became fascinated with exploring supernatural phenomena. Very soon thereafter, Lance experimented with an ancient spirit evocation book which resulted in frightening poltergeist intrusions. This led to further investigation and the eventual publishing of two well-reviewed, commercially successful books based on his personal experiences as well as those of others he met through research. Both books were written under pseudonyms and now Lance has decided to publish using his real name. His latest project is titled The Led Zeppelin Curse- Jimmy Page and the Haunted Boleskine House.