Occult #6: Spirit World Magazine

9-30-2010 8-00-21 PM

Here's an odd little magazine from the seventies, appropriate for the Halloween season - Spirit World (1971).  Undoubtedly, it was capitalizing on the occult phenomenon that had swept the US and Western Europe.  Occult oriented literature fit nicely n a world where The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby topped the box office,

This particular magazine was illustrated and edited by none other than Jack Kirby.  And it's chock full of superstitious hocus pocus: premonition, black magic, bizarre rituals, UFOs, etc. There's an illustrated rundown of Nostradamus' predictions which specifically (according to this magazine) says France will be destroyed in 1983! How embarassing.

This mag has been lovingly scanned so you can download the whole shebang here.  If you don't already have a CBR reader get one here.  Enjoy!


  1. Oh my god. If the world was to end in 1983 I would not have been born. lol

  2. I must say that the good doctor who introduces and links the stories has a striking resemblance to Stephen King from some years ago when he wore a beard! Well, that makes it up for being on the wrong end of foreseeing Paris's destruction in 1983!..