“A journey through the various attempts artists, scientists and tinkerers have made to communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, from cameras to radiowaves.
“Strange Frequencies takes readers on an extraordinary personal and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own immortality. Bebergal builds his own ghostly gadgets to reach the other side, too, and follows the path of famous inventors, engineers, seekers, and seers who attempted to answer life’s ultimate mysteries. He finds that not only are technological innovations potent metaphors keeping our spiritual explorations alive, but literal tools through which to experiment the boundaries of the physical world and our own psyches.
“Peter takes the reader alongside as he explores:
the legend of the golem and the strange history of automata;
a photographer who is trying to capture the physical manifestation of spirits;
a homemaker who has recorded voicemails from the dead;
a stage magician who combines magic and technology to alter his audience’s consciousness;
And here’s advance praise from no less a figure than Alan Moore:
“With all human culture arguably evolved from Palaeolithic shamanism, Bebergal engagingly explores the uncanny overlap between an ancient landscape of occult ideas and today’s techno-saturated environment, from Victorian table-tilting to the digitally remastered voices of the dead; from confidence tricksters, through the desperate or delusional, to the artists and visionaries currently exploring this marvelous, ectoplasm-damp material. An absorbing, comprehensive guide to the high-definition séance parlor of the modern world, and a timely reminder that, in contemporary civilization, we are never more than a couple of centuries away from an alchemist.”—Alan Moore