Author: lashtal

Treadwells Talks: Abbé Boullan, Paris’s Satanic Priest

Looks like a very interesting lecture by Madeleine Le Despencer at Treadwells, Bloomsbury, London: The notorious priest Abbé Joseph-Antoine Boullan was known a bogeyman among 19th century Paris occultists who misrepresented his unique erotic Catholicism. In his lifetime, Boullan went from a rising star within the church of Rome to a defrocked priest running a heretical ministry  in which sex was sacrament, Women were consecrated bishops, and preparations were made for a coming age of Luciferian feminine power.   He inspired JK Huysmans, Michael Bertiaux, Maria de Naglowaska and others; tonight we will look at the life, work, and impact of...

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Great moments in Scientology journalism: When Alex Mitchell blew the lid off ‘Babalon Working’

Interesting piece from The Underground Bunker: It’s one of the most epic journalistic exposes in Scientology’s history, and one that every serious Scientology watcher should have a copy of — Alex Mitchell’s 1969 Sunday Times of London piece that revealed L. Ron Hubbard’s involvement with rocket scientist Jack Parsons and their 1946 sex magick rituals which Parsons referred to as “The Babalon Working” experiments. Today, it’s one of those things we take for granted, that Hubbard and his Pasadena pal spent 1946 turning the ideas of English occultist Aleister Crowley into a series of odd rituals in pursuit of...

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Who is Kenneth Anger? | Picturehouse Blog

Kenneth Anger is one of the greatest underground filmmakers, and is often categorised within the world of experimental or artists’ film. But his influence is too broad and his films – all of them shorts – too exceptional not to be known and appreciated more widely. He apparently prefers to be referred to as an ‘independent’ filmmaker, saying: “I don’t work for anyone else and I’ve never wanted to. I want maximum freedom with minimum restrictions. I never knocked on the door of any studio.” Source: Who is Kenneth Anger? | Picturehouse...

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Let the Ceremonies BEGIN

‘Deep inside Northeast Florida’s hidden realm of the occult…’ An early self-promoter, Crowley believed any publicity was good. By the early 20th century, Crowley declared he was “The Great Beast 666.” The press took the bait, with headlines warning of “The Wickedest Man in the World.” When he died in 1947 at age 72, Crowley left a magickal system both impressive and a bit inscrutable, plus more than 60 published works on everything from the Qabbalah and Tarot to poems and plays. Notable Crowley followers have included pioneering underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger and Led Zeppelin’s guitarist/leader Jimmy Page, rumored...

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