The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

United States, 1954

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Episode number 2 of Series “Anger Magick Lantern Cycle”.
A convocation of magicians assume the identity of gods and goddesses in a Dionysian revel, Lord Shiva, the magician awakes. The Scarlet Woman, whore 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. The vintage of Hecate is poured. Pan’s cup is poisoned by Lord Shiva. The orgy ensues - a magic masquerade at which Pan is the prize, Lady Kali blesses the rites of the children of light as Lord Shiva invokes the godhead.



Kenneth Anger







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