Film Rite of Mars Screened at Dutch Music Festival

This past April, Baphomet Chapter Rose Croix and Aurora-Eos Chapter Rose Croix, both chapters of O.T.O.,  sponsored a performance of Aleister Crowley’s The Rite of Mars at Alombrados Oasis O.T.O. in New Orleans.  This performance was part of a series of performances of the Rites of Eleusis that have been organized by Baphoment Chapter Rose Croix, and was the first of the performances of Rite of Mars, which has also been performed at Scarlet Woman Lodge O.T.O. in Austin and Bubastis Oasis O.T.O. in Dallas.  The performance in New Orleans included a cast including members of Scarlet Woman Lodge, Alombrados Oasis, and Pelican Camp O.T.O. in Baton Rouge.

(Disclosure: I have been involved with these productions, helping assist with direction of the Rite and running sound and lights.)

During the New Orleans performance, a film crew took video footage of the rite, with permission from the organizers and cast, for the purpose of producing a video to show behind the Baton Rouge sludge metal band Thou’s performance at the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands.  Thou also performed at Alombrados Oasis early in April before heading to Europe for the festival.  Below you can find some videos of the Thou’s performance, showing the video production from the Rite of Mars performance in the background.

This second video gives a good sense of the crowd at the performance.

Grant Potts

Professor of Philosophy and Religion, O.T.O. Initiate, Dad.

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