This is a reprint of a blog post I wrote in 2014, which you can find on my website here. I drew on this material in my book, The Art of Losing Control.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog-post analysing the video for Blondie’s Rapture, and pointing out the voodoo, occult and mystic symbolism in it. I wondered if Blondie were into that sort of thing, or perhaps I was seeing things. It turned out they were, and one of them — the…