"History teaches us that persons who make others dependent on them are worshiped, whereas those who help them become independent are disdained or ignored. So long as 'God' is loved and 'Satan' hated there can be no liberation of the human spirit". -Thomas Szasz [The Untamed Tongue]
Here's a list of documentaries I highly recommend to those of you who are serious in studying philosophy, witchcraft, and the occult. Some of these documentaries are located in your local video stores and some of these videos are rare and hard to find. If you come across any of these documentaries you will not be disappointed when you decide to watch them and take in the wisdom contained within.
Love is the Law: Merlin
WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?! is a new type of film. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. The protagonist, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality. She is literally plunged into a swirl of chaotic occurrences, while the characters she encounters on this odyssey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge she doesn?t even realize she has asked for. Like every hero, Amanda is thrown into crisis, questioning the fundamental premises of her life ? that the reality she has believed in about how men are, how relationships with others should be, and how her emotions are affecting her work isn't reality at all! -Amazon.com
Anton LaVey was many things to many people: musician, magician, writer, wild animal trainer, police photographer, film buff, founder of a magical group, and possibly of a new religion, and yes... He was a Satanist.
This film contains never before shown interview material with LaVey, private photographs, and rare recordings, plus in-depth interviews with Blanche Barton, Peter Gilmore, Peggy Nadramia, Bob Johnson, Kenneth Anger, Michael Moynihan, Mitch Horowitz, Ruth Waytz, Larry Wessel, Margie Bauer, Jack Stevenson, and Jim Morton.
This film is one of the best documentaries of the occult to date. The Occult Experience is an excellent examination of occultism as practiced in different parts of the world and features interviews by many Occultists from various traditions including Z. Budapest, Janet Farrar, Selene Fox, H.R. Giger, Rosaleen Norton, Alex Sanders, Michael Aquino, and Lillith Aquino, Anton LaVey (archive footage).
Founded in 1966 in California by Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals, and moral panics. An American Satan is an immersive journey into what Satanism truly is and not what the fundies would like you to believe it to be.
Description: The journey through the Craft continues. This video continues where the first tape, "Discovering Witchcraft: A Journey Through the Elements," left off. Featuring Janet and Stewart Farrar and Gavin Bone, these films are for all those interested in the paths of Magic and Witchcraft. Introduced and produced by leading authorities in their fields, these new films are exceptionally detailed in their explanations of what Magic and Witchcraft really mean, and provide significant insights into the actual practice of the Western Mystery Traditions. The aim throughout has been to produce a series that will be of genuine value to solo practitioners, new groups, and lone students alike. Produced to professional standards, it follows the studies of a new initiate to the Craft. "The Mysteries" greatly expands upon the Inner Workings of ritual in regards to The Craft, and world-famous Witches Janet and Stewart Farrar, and Gavin Bone disclose in detail information gained in several! lifetimes of the practice of the Witchcraft. This video explains: Paganism, Witchcraft; Masculine-Feminine Polarity; Mysteries of Birth and Re-birth; The Coven; The Meaning of Magic; The Book of Shadows; The Burning Times; Persecution and Secrecy; The Circle; Drawing Down the Moon. What are the Mysteries? The Mysteries are the unending cycle of birth and re-birth, the descent into darkness and return into light. In The Mysteries, Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone and Stewart Farrar explain how the re-enactment of myth can serve to illustrate psychological and psychic inner realities, and demonstrate the use of myths and symbols in a ritual setting. The purpose of the Witch's Book of Shadows is discussed in depth, and the historical origins of the book are also described. This film also reveals, for the first time ever, a remarkable technique used by High Priestesses to facilitate the union with the Goddess during the "Drawing Down the Moon" ritual.
Discovering Witchcraft: A Journey Through The Elements (1998)
Description: Featuring Janet and Stewart Farrar and Gavin Bone, these films are for all those interested in the paths of Magic and Witchcraft. Introduced and produced by leading authorities in their fields, these new films are exceptionally detailed in their explanations of what Magic and Witchcraft really mean, and provide significant insights into the actual practice of the Western Mystery Traditions. The aim throughout has been to produce a series which will be of genuine value to solo practitioners, new groups, and lone students alike. This new film, the first in a series featuring well-known authors Janet and Stewart Farrar and Gavin Bone, was filmed entirely in Ireland, amid a magical landscape of ancient stone circles, 5,000-year old tombs, abandoned castles and rock carvings. Produced to professional standards, it follows the studies of a new initiate to the Craft, as she begins her exploration of the four mystical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire and the inner, spiritual realities they represent. For the very first time, you can accompany a new student of The Craft as Janet, Stewart and Gavin explain the symbolism and use of the Witches magical tools, the pentacle, cup, wand, athame and sword, and join her as she learns to work with Earth Energies by dowsing and meditation at ancient Places of Power. Contents include: The origins of modern Witchcraft, What witches believe Scrying and divination Witchcraft and healing Traditional herbal lore The tools of witchcraft The meaning of ritual The meaning and symbolism of the Elements Earth energy and places of power Invocation of the Goddess.
An up-close look at Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey and the satanic shenanigans filmed inside his infamous San Francisco "Black House" back in 1969, "Satanis, the Devil's Mass" (86 minutes) is a wonderfully documentary inside one of America's darkest pop-culture curiosities. Along with nude women decorating the altar to a man dressed as a bishop who gets his fanny whipped before climbing in a coffin, you're treated to interviews with LaVey and his flock along with various startled neighbors! Plus, after murdering her parents and setting the family home on fire, Cynthia Kyle becomes "Sinthia, the Devil's Doll" (77 minutes) when Lucifer forces her to wander through a psychedelic world of dreams in this ultra-bizarre mix of skin, daddy-lust and art-film exploitation from cult fave Ray Dennis Steckler. Remember, "If you're gonna b ea sinner, be the best sinner on the block!"
One man risked his life for what you will see, traveling to a distant, snow-covered land where strangers took him in a car, deep into the icy wilderness. There his journey began, through secret passages, into unholy rituals, to capture what has never been documented before. Few would dare to venture within the Church of Satan. And he will take you with him on this quest for truth, through a dark, controversial realm. Joshua P. Warren is the first outsider in over 40 years granted this level of access, and the first person EVER to document the Satanic Rite of Ragnarok. This Satanic ritual is included in its entirety, based on High Priest Peter H. Gilmore's The Satanic Scriptures.
The Burning Times is a 1990 Canadian documentary, presenting a feminist revisionist account of the Early Modern European witchcraft trials. It was directed by Donna Read and written by Erna Buffie, and features interviews with feminist and Neopagan notables, such as Starhawk, Margot Adler, and Matthew Fox. The Burning Times is the second film in the National Film Board of Canada's Women and Spirituality series, following Goddess Remembered.
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