on June 30, 2004
The Occult Experience film was produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd in 1987, then later released on VHS in 1992 and approximate running time is 87 minutes. This rare, less than 10,000 copies made is an award-winning documentary that covers the subjects of Witchcraft and the Goddess Movement, Satanism, Shamanism, Christianity, Druidism and Egyptian ritual magick found across North America and Europe. In addition, this award-winning documentary also provides the viewer with an inside look into the Solitary practice as well as a look into Circles, Groves and Covens, each with its own spiritual customs through revealing interviews and filmed rituals by Z. Budapest, Alex Sanders, Janet & Stuart Farrar, Margot Adler, Selena Fox, Michael Aquino and Olivia Robertson to name just a few in a close up look into the various spiritual practices of old and new.
on November 5, 2004
This is a solid documentary from the 80s that I recommend this to any Pagan, Witch or Occultist. It's entertaining and covers a broad area of topics. It's just a cool find; especially interesting in a sociological sense. Plus, many of our elders are featured such as Janet Farrar and Alex Sanders -- even H.R. Geiger!
on January 22, 2007
The Occult Experience was a great way to see some people that are not usually seen. Some I actually have met in the years that I went to Pagan festivals. It was wonderful to see Margot again, and took me back to the days when we talked. It was also great to see Stewart and Janet Farrar and to see the eccentricity that is legendary of Alex Sanders. The only negativities I had was the addition of the Radical Christian exocism. It seemed out of place. I felt that the section on Giger was out of place tooIt also didn't draw enough of a line between the differences betrween Witchcraft and Satanism, though that was explained. It overall was trip down memory lane.