“The Wormwood Star” is a “short film of the artist/ocultist Marjorie Cameron by Curtis Harrington” included on The Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection, including Marjorie Cameron reading her own poetry and the only surviving images of some of her lost artwork [HT Dangerous Minds]
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Occultural Film Series: Magick in Cinema at Northwest Film Forum on Thursday, April 5th at 7pm in Seattle, WA
You may be interested in “Occultural Film Series: Magick in Cinema” [also] which is going to be at Northwest Film Forum on Thursday, April 5th at 7pm in Seattle, WA. This appears to be the inaugural event for what is hoped to be an ongoing series, so even if you can’t make this one, consider keeping an eye out for future events.
“Thursday, Apr 05 at 07:00PM
Artist, writer and filmmaker Brian Butler presents a program that explores the occult as depicted in avant garde and experimental film. Magick has been defined by Aleister Crowley as “the science and art of causing change to occur inconformity with the will.” The short film is a perfect medium for modern occult ritual—utilizing sound light and color to alter the consciousness of the viewer. This program includes pioneers in the field of occult film as well as newer works by Brian Butler.
Death Posture (Brian Butler, 2011, 3 min)
The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (Ira Cohen, 1968, 20 min)
No. 17: Mirror Animations (Harry Smith, 1979, 8 min)
Wormwood Star (Curtis Harrington, 1956, 15 min)
Brush of Baphomet (Kenneth Anger, 2009, 7 min)
Night of Pan (Brian Butler, 2009, 7 min)
Union of Opposites (Brian Butler, 2012, 10 min)” [via]
“Established 2012 the Occultural Film Series features the esoteric and the occult in cinema. Embracing historical and contemporary examples in film and video of esoteric currents in moving pictures.
Co-hosted by the Northwest Film Forum and the Esoteric Book Conference.
Coordinators: Tobi Nussbaum and William Kiesel” [via]
Of course, the quoted definition of “magick” by Aleister Crowley can be found in “Definition and Theorems of Magick” from Magick in Theory and Practice:
“Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.”