Brian Butler featured in the disinformation TV series and is Kenneth Anger’s main collaborator. His latest work, ‘Union of Opposites,’ is an experiment in ritual magick, combining the use of sound and light with the intent of creating a collective out-of-body experience. It will debut at Art Los Angeles Contemporary on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Brian told disinformation:
Aleister Crowley defines magick as “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” This statement provides the magickal formula in a very simple yet powerful way.
Union of Opposites is a public ritual performance that explores how the principals of magick operate in the astral and physical worlds. It is a live experiment with the participation of an audience. I have designed this working to activate the chakras in a specific order that is very unconventional. Given the advancements in science and technology since Crowley’s lifetime the rituals must be constantly revised in order to still be effective. The energy currents working in the world today are much quicker and powerful than just a few years ago. I have altered or even reversed many aspects of traditional ritual to conduct these forces.