Pregnant with her first child, and beginning a slide into an abyss of heroin use, [Anita] Pallenberg, then 26, had a preoccupation with black magic that led her to increasingly fantastical realms. ‘I had an interest in witchcraft,’ she recalled later, ‘in Buddhism, in the black magicians that my friend, Kenneth Anger, introduced me to. The world of the occult fascinated me.’Continue Reading

Load up the Jimmy Page soundtrack and enjoy this slice of perfection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWYr72xlQIQ&feature=share  Continue Reading

A review of Lucifer Rising: British Intelligence and the Occult in the Second World War by Nicholas Booth… In 1941, after Rudolf Hess made his notorious flight to Scotland to negotiate an alliance between Britain and Germany against the Russians, the panic-stricken authorities in Berlin blamed his eccentric mission onContinue Reading

Branding and product placement cast dark shadows over everyone eventually – even occultists such as Kenneth Anger who this weekend debuts a new gallery project, Lucifer Brothers Workshop, at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair in Santa Monica, California. Anger, at 88, is best known for his Magick Lantern CycleContinue Reading

Magician’s apprentice Mark Pilkington on the celluloid sorcery and psychedelic Satanism of the 1960’s baddest boy. From the light of the projector emerges a darkness that is hard to shake. Acid-drenched imagery fills the screen: a hanged man kicks and shudders as the life leaves his body; naked, face hiddenContinue Reading

Jimmy Page on Lucifer Rising When did you first meet Kenneth Anger? “I’m trying to think. I can tell you when I first became aware of him. I was already aware of Anger as an avant-garde filmmaker. I remember seeing two of his films at a film society in Kent.Continue Reading

There’s no reason to expect a man who chooses to go by the name of Anger to be an easy customer, especially when he has a reputation to match. And it’s not just that Kenneth Anger doesn’t suffer fools gladly; as a longtime follower of Aleister Crowley’s teachings, he’s beenContinue Reading

CARMICHAEL MAN DELVES INTO LED ZEPPELIN STAR’S PAST SACRAMENTO BEE, THE (CA), METRO FINAL, Sec. ENCORE, p EN6 24-05-1987 By David Barton Jimmy Page, the guitarist and producer who piloted Led Zeppelin to the status of most popular rock group of the ’70s, has long had an interest in theContinue Reading

Magician’s apprentice Mark Pilkington on the celluloid sorcery and psychedelic Satanism of the 1960’s baddest boy. From the light of the projector emerges a darkness that is hard to shake. Acid-drenched imagery fills the screen: a hanged man kicks and shudders as the life leaves his body; naked, face hiddenContinue Reading

Symphony for the devil As an exhibition celebrates his Invocation of My Demon Brother, the film director Kenneth Anger talks to Morgan Falconer about Mick Jagger, all-meat diets and seeing the funny side of Satanism 13 September 2004 Kenneth Anger’s synopsis of his 10-minute “attack on the sensorium”, the 1969Continue Reading

Look back at Anger He’s been a child star, cult film director and bestselling peddler of Hollywood scandal. Now in his seventies, Kenneth Anger is back with three new films, an exhibition presented by that ‘bitch’ Anita Pallenberg and plans to publish the last in his Hollywood Babylon trilogy, aContinue Reading