Is everybody in? Then let the ceremony begin…Oliver Stone’s 1991 The Doors is the most brilliant depiction of the Dionysian aspects of Rock and Roll ever put to film. It is also possibly the first representation of Wicca in American popular culture.
Jim Morrison’s philosophy is made plain at the beginning, as his (well, Val Kilmer’s) voice is heard narrating a student-film made at UCLA. “Nature said that all Great Things must first wear a Terrifying and Monstrous Mask, in order to inscribe themselves on the Heart of Humanity. In seance, the Shaman leads a sensuous panic- acts like a mad-man- a professional hysteric. Have you ever seen God? Mandala?”