cuteye69 asked: Hey, can you recommend me some other movies like the holy mountain? I presume you must be into this kind of thing.
So, I’ve made a couple posts about this over the years but I’ll save you the time and facepalm of digging into my archival fuckery.
The Holy Mountaineering Unorganized List of Rad Occult Themed Movies That Are Not The Holy Mountain, 2014®
The Saragossa Manuscript
A very Polish comedy with so many stories inside of stories you can forget who was where and that’s kinda the point. One of the few films I’ve ever seen that has similar effects as hallucinogens the first time viewed.
Occult elements- Strange journeys through wastes, hauntings, Qabalists, enhanced religious conversion techniques, and of course the Spanish Inquisition, which no one expected.
Kenneth Anger’s Thelemic art house cinema explosion. For this film I’d suggest ketamine. Be aware, this film is more of a motion and there is no verbal dialog whatsoever.
Occult elements- Jimmy Page holding the Stele of Revealing looking longingly at a picture of Aleister Crowley and literally every single other scene in the movie. This is the most Occult film you’re ever going to see.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
Another Anger flick with no dialog and heavy on occult symbology and general weird shit. The premise is more or less a High Mass for the Gods. This film also features some influential people in their own right like Marjorie Cameron and Anaïs Nin.
Occult elements- All of it. The whole film
Basically any other Kenneth Anger film
Because I don’t wanna go through them one by one.
The Ninth Gate
If you judged this movie by the cover you might not want to watch it. Johnny Depp is an antiquarian book dealer who gets brought into a touch of weird occultiness trying to find a client a particular occult book.
Occult elements- Antiquarian books on ceremonial magic and some fiery sex magic.
Eyes Wide Shut
Honestly this movie barely made the list because it’s the most overrated film in this category and The Ninth Gate is actually better for the occult aspects of weird rich people as portrayed by Hollywood stars. The actual shots in this movie as well as the sets make it worth seeing.
Occult elements- Pseudo initiations, sweet robes, and the rich and powerful being creepy and generally untrustworthy.
Any Alejandro Jodorowsky film you haven’t seen yet
Most of his films have very prevalent occult themes, especially regarding attachment and false attainment.
Occult elements- Spiritual Journeys nearly always with people who represent material attachment and a boat load of other stuff.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
I’m reasonably certain that director Terry Gilliam is not a freemason but this movie is rife with the symbolism of freemasonry. The plot is pretty straightforwardly about the choices a person makes with the opportunities they get, but the execution and storyline are a bit convoluted at times.
Occult elements- Lots of freemasonic symbols and scenarios, deals with the devil.
The Wicker Man (1973)
This is a film about sacrifice. Mostly the human kind. Sir Christopher Lee is a leader of a group of neopagans that are under suspicion after people become uncooperative in a disappearance investigation. There is a lot of 1970s style folk singing and neopagan stuff presented as being ancient, like most neopagan stuff. Oh, also, don’t watch the Nick Cage remake unless you want the bees.
Occult elements- Neopaganism, May Poles, fire jumping, baccian rituals, human sacrifice.
Season of the Witch (1972)
This movie is seriously some hilarious Shirley MacLaine meets the first few rounds of private practitioner wicca books kinda shit. It’s kind like a fictionalized documentary of how housewives in the 1970s got into witchcraft. Also, the Donovan song of the same title is in the movie.
Occult elements- Lots of really silly neowicca and satanism as the hardcore practice.
So, that’s all I got for you right now, I’ll add to this as I remember things I forgot.
Reblogging for those that haven’t seen this yet and also because lack of OC right now.