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.

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Credits

director

Kenneth Anger

Duration

00:38:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1954

Appears in

Anger Magick Lantern Cycle

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Anger Magick Lantern Cycle

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324917

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q6013823

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