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The Occult Experience (1985)

An examination of occultism as practiced in different parts of the world.


Frank Heimans


Nevill Drury (narration script), Paul Ricketts (narration script)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Adler ... Self - Occult Author
Michael Aquino Michael Aquino ... Self - Temple of Set Founder
Lilith Sinclair Lilith Sinclair ... Self - Temple of Set
Anton LaVey Anton LaVey ... Self (archive footage) (as Anton La Vey)
Dean Shilton Dean Shilton ... Self - Anglican Church (as Rev. Dean Shilton)
Selena Fox Selena Fox ... Self - Wiccan Witch
Alex Sanders Alex Sanders ... Self - King of Witches
Janet Farrar Janet Farrar ... Self - Wiccan Witch
Stewart Farrar Stewart Farrar ... Self - Wicca Witch
Rosaleen Norton Rosaleen Norton ... Self - Witch (archive footage)
Z. Budapest Z. Budapest ... Self - Dianic Wicca
Louisah Teish Louisah Teish ... Self - Witch
Garry Penhall Garry Penhall ... Self - New Testament Christian
Ruth Penhall Ruth Penhall ... Self - New Testament Christian
Olivia Robertson Olivia Robertson ... Self - Fellowship of Isis
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An examination of occultism as practiced in different parts of the world.

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A Great Occult Documentary
3 September 2006 | by buddha32See all my reviews

This is a fantastic, yet somewhat herd to find documentary on the Occult in America. Running the gamut to include Wicca and Pagan religions (Alex Sanders makes an appearance as do Janet and Stewart Ferrar), Satanism in various forms (Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, and Michael Acquino, founder of the Temple of Set), and the occult-influenced art of H.R. Gieger (best known for creating the Alien from "Alien"), this film is informative, entertaining, and a must see for anyone with an interest in magic and the occult.

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Okultno Iskustvo See more »

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