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

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.Continue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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 just appeared in the academic journal Present Pasts. The article is based on a paper which I presented at theContinue 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

  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!  Learn more at www.brianbutler.com Direct download:Thelema_Now_Brian_Butler.mp3 Category:general — posted at: 5:03 PM Related Images:Continue Reading

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 and the Uncanny in Popular Culture, and presented a paper on the subject of Archaeology and Occultism in the WorkContinue Reading

Good news regarding the availability of Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide (featuring Dennis Hopper). This from The New York Times: An upgrade also makes a dramatic difference with Night Tide, a slow-moving, richly atmospheric supernatural tale from 1961, closer in spirit to M. R. James than EC Comics, that was theContinue Reading

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 expert on esotericism and film considers the way in which Anger created and deployed a unique cinematic occult system inContinue Reading

What was it like back in the early days of the New York Occult Scene?  What really went on?  One of Thelema NOW!’s favorite guests tells all in his new book In the Center of the Fire.  A lot of questions will be answered and you will feel like youContinue Reading

Scarlet imprint: A Pleasure DomeBrighton Saturday July 21 201211am to 11pm Tickets £15 in advance. We decree a Pleasure Dome in the spirit of the visions of Coleridge and Kubla Khan. An opportunity to actively engage in the dreams and visions that will inspire a new generation’s Jubilee. This yearContinue 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