The Very Best Of Pagan News
352 pp., 6 x 8 in,
- Published: May 2, 2023
A fascinating glimpse into the pagan counterculture, from the “Satanic Panic” to “occulture.”
Delinquent Elementals: The Very Best of Pagan News collects some of the finest articles, news reports, interviews, and humor that appeared in this singular publication, providing a fascinating glimpse into the pagan counterculture. It charts the historical timeline of the Satanic Panic scandal of the late 1980s, documents previously uncollected information, and provides a wide selection of practical knowledge and insight into occult practice. It reveals how occult practitioners interacted with the wider culture—bringing about what is now termed “occulture”: the intersection of esoteric themes with popular culture, political activism, and the struggle for LGBTQ rights and recognition.
Wonderfully unpretentious and absurdly funny, this is the definitive guide to the magazine that redefined the nature of late-twentieth century occultism.