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The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome – Kenneth Anger's 1954 cult film dedicated to Aleister Crowley

“The film is derived from one of Aleister Crowley’s dramatic rituals where people in the cult assume the identity of a god or a goddess. I wanted to create a feeling of being carried into a world of wonder, and the use of color and fantasy is progressive. In other words, it expands, it becomes completely subjective — like when people take communion and one sees it through their eyes. … Lord Shiva, the magician, awakes. The Scarlet Woman, w***e of heaven, smokes a big, fat joint; Astarte of the moon brings the wings of snow; Pan bestows the grapes of Bacchus; Hecate offers the sacred mushroom, yagé, wormwood brew. The vintage of Hecate is poured. Pan’s cup is poisoned by Lord Shiva. The orgy ensues — a magick masquerade at which Pan is the prize. Lady Kali blesses the rites of the children of light as Lord Shiva invokes the godhead with the formula ‘Force and Fire’. Dedicated to the few; and to Aleister Crowley; and the crowned and conquering child.”

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lgageharleya
lgageharleya
3 months ago

I swear they keep cloning stars. That woman looks exactly like Caroline from Vampire Diaries.

frenchtoast2000
frenchtoast2000
3 months ago
Reply to  lgageharleya

I remember seeing a Egyptian actress from the 50s who looked just like Jennifer Lawrence. Her name is Zubaida Tharwat.

lgageharleya
lgageharleya
3 months ago

They are very similar. There are a couple tells I’m not seeing in most photos but they are strongly alike, especially with the heavy eye makeup. Thanks!

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour
3 months ago

I am too afraid to watch this.

frenchtoast2000
frenchtoast2000
3 months ago

I’m pretty sure this was the film that got him put in prison or was threatened to be put in jail for producing p**n.

Regina Lively
Regina Lively
3 months ago

I thought it was boring.
The operatic music sounded Satanic.

Anton
Anton
3 months ago

what a filthy pile of decadence and cacophony, i wonder what sort of “people” enjoys this kind of degenerate “art”