Something for Beatles fans, spiritualists, social historians and followers of Rudolf Steiner all in one fascinating volume! This is a Beatles anthology with a difference, bringing together several compelleing strands. It’s a study of the influences that formed the Beatles’ music, from spiritual movements, religious groups, esoteric philosophies and mystical teachings; a look at the famous “hidden” clues in the album covers; an investigation into the strange rumours that pursued them; and an analysis of the horror of the assassination of John Lennon – all within the context of the grey postwar world. You only have to hear some of the lyrics, listen to the music or look at the covers to know how much the band absorbed from all corners of the spiritual world, and which, because of their popularity, they brought to so many other people.
284pp, 234 x 155 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £14.99