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Babalon Working

This video is a trailer for Brian Butler’s “Babalon Working” posted by MOCAtv. There was a screening on Sept 19th, which means this is a belated mention, but you can be on the lookout for the next showing.

“MOCAtv Presents a Screening and Performance Event by Los Angeles Artist BRIAN BUTLER at MOCA Grand Avenue, September 19th, 2013.

World Premiere of Brian Butler’s Preternatural Odyssey film BABALON WORKING featuring Paz de la Huerta and the performance TRANSMIGRATION.

To occult artist Brian Butler, aesthetics are ‘magick.’ Elevating mystic practices to the status of art—or elevating art to the status of ritual—Butler’s films and performances are themselves Orphic ceremonies and Satanic rites. Pentagrams, triangles, liturgical hoods in red, white, and black, these iconographic shapes and costumes have a sacred as well as aesthetic function. The arresting imagery and trance-inducing editing of his latest short film The Babalon Working: a Shortcut to Initiation are no exception. Butler’s mentor and collaborator Kenneth Anger once compared making a movie to casting a spell. Perhaps this film will make that assertion literal: The Babalon Working was a ritual devised and practiced by occult master Jack Parsons to manifest Babalon, the divine feminine. Watch and wait.”

Jack Parsons – Rocket Scientist and Magus

You might be interested in “Jack Parsons – Rocket Scientist and Magus” by The Hermetic Hour

 

“The Hermetic Hour for Thursday February 2nd, 2012 with host Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on the life and times of America’s most famous and notorious ceremonial magician John (Marvel) Whiteside Parsons. You don’t have to be ‘a rocket scientist’ to understand the secrets of magick — but Jack Parsons actually was a rocket scientist, and he not only established the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA’s JPL) in Pasadena, but also ran the Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. from a mansion on Orange Grove that members called ‘The Ghastly Gables.’ Parsons has a lunar crater named after him — on the dark side, of course. We will trace Jack’s fantastic career from the depression years through WW II, and the the post war era. Our references will be John Carter’s (Warlord of Mars?) book ‘Sex and Rockets’ (1999), our own conversations with Lou Culling and Cameron Parsons, our own 1976 Seventh Ray publication of Parson’s ‘Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword.’ We’ll discuss the ‘Babalon Working,’ and the Cal Tech drama department’s recent stage play ‘Pasadena Babalon.’ Launch time: 8:00 p.m. Thursday — five, four, three, two, one…Blast Off ! (Io Pan !)”

 


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