“‘Kundalini Stirs’ from Aleister Crowley’s The Rite of Sol with animation by Max Fleischer.
Public Domain footage from the Max Fleischer Superman cartoon The Arctic Giant.
Giant lizard breaking a dam and Kundalini? You do the math….”
You all may be familiar with the work being done by Eleusyve Productions to produce Aleister Crowley’s The Rites of Eleusis, and the video above is one track from the upcoming production of The Rite of Sol. Recently Eleusyve Productions sent out an email which I want to share:
“We’ve been continuing our efforts to bring Aleister Crowley’s The Rite of Sol, a rock opera to the stage. The soundtrack has been released, the parts have been cast, and we’re preparing for set building and rehearsals throughout the summer for what promises to be a fantastic production. So much to do!
I know many of you supported us when we raised money through Kickstarter to fund this production, and once again I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone at Eleusyve Productions. We would never have made it this far without you.
Money continues to be tight for us, and the cost of rehearsal and theater space have almost doubled. We’re budgeting carefully, and pinching every penny, but we’re also hoping that we can continue to count on your support.
Tickets are already on sale for The Rite of Sol, and while it is still many months out, any time you purchase tickets in advance, that helps us plan the event and cover our production costs. Please consider purchasing tickets early if you can. Go ahead and do it now… I’ll wait.
Additionally, we have a full catalog of earlier productions available on CD and DVD, as well as limited merchandise. Any purchase you make helps to fund future presentations. If you’ve already got copies, consider buying one as a gift.
Lastly, while the Kickstarter campaign is over, if you feel so moved please consider making a small donation. There are simple methods for doing so through the Eleusyve site. Classical era composers had wealthy patrons, modern composers get grants, we on the fringe rely on our wonderful friends.
Visit us at www.eleusyve.com, listen to samples, watch clips, and be inspired.
Thank you once again for supporting us.”
Yeah, so, consider helping to support the work they have done, are doing, and will do to bring The Rites of Eleusis to life and to music. You can check out the library for a bunch of information and the scripts of all the Rites of Eleusis, but do consider checking out these productions either in person or via one of the CDs or DVDs to help support the project.