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.’
Iconic American filmmaker Kenneth Anger has inspired generations of creative storytellers since the 1950s. He is a unique visionary who drifts from pure poetry within his magical filmmaking to sardonic gossip in his bestselling Hollywood Babylon books. In-between these extremes is a person who never tires of exploring his own creativity.
Kenneth Anger’s ghost haunts much of modern pop culture. Incongruous and sex-filled music videos, calendars with sweaty working class guys, a majority of queer cinema: a lover of the occult,… Read more »
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… Read more »
This from Ethan Foyle White’s personal blog, Albion Calling. Follow the link to a fascinating article… “Lucifer Over Luxor: Archaeology, Egyptology, and Occultism in Kenneth Anger’s Magick Lantern Cycle” has… Read more »
The Getty Images site remains a fascinating resource. Recent additions include what I’m given to understand is a previously unpublished photograph of Aleister Crowley (above) and some behind-the-scenes images from… Read more »
Once in a while we see a truly exceptional catalogue from specialist bookshops – often from Liber-AL.com, or from Weiser Antiquarian or Caduceus. This catalogue, though, from Midian Books in… Read more »
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… Read more »
Thelema Now! Guest: Brian Butler (38 minutes) On this episode of Thelema Now, Frater Puck speaks with Brian Butler, who performed Aleister Crowley’s The Bartzabel Working in Los Angeles. Great stuff! … Read more »
Lecture on Kenneth Anger, Aleister Crowley, and Egyptology at the Petrie Museum Thursday 6 November 2014 In October 2013 Ethan Doyle White attended the UCL conference on Monstrous Antiquities: Archaeology… Read more »
Judith Noble (Arts University College, Bournemouth) Kenneth Anger is a legend of avant-garde film and a key figure in the counterculture and the late 1960s occult revival. Tonight, a leading… Read more »
Short of spending time with the great man himself, a new show at Sprüth Magers offers a chance to get to know one of the most fascinating of all Hollywood… Read more »
Variety has reviewed the rather wonderful Anger Me documentary… Anger also summons the spirit of his occult mentor, the Gnostic magician Aleister Crowley, whose beliefs and practices inspire some of… Read more »
A review in The Independent of Stoned, the Brian Jones biopic, mentions: “The film shoots off all over the place, with Woolley indulging his taste for lavish period montages –… Read more »
Kenneth Anger has apparently completed filming-work on “Gnostic Mass” – or “Nasty Mass” as some of the less well-informed mainstream media outlets mispronounced it!