Shadowcaster​:​: The Alchemical Visions of Zosimos

by Shadowcaster

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This album/performance was based entirely on the dreams recorded by Zosimos of Panopolis in or around the year 300AD. It depicts subjects related to Alchemy, including what Carl Jung believed to be the oldest known depiction of the homunculus in alchemical literature.

Like other works of Shadowcaster the performance of the album was only performed once and only 108 CD's were made and distributed. A video recording was presented at the Denver Underground Film Festival in 2011 and it received the award for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM that year.

The performance included the insertion of hooks into a collaborator and his body being suspended by ropes from a semi-temporary structure which had to be designed and built inside of the building.

Fire, sigils, interactive multimedia, strobes and a woman painted entirely bronze were all used to further convey the symbolism.

Ultimately, the entire performance was a part of the first illegal ritual in the United States since the banning of the Ghost Dance in the 1800's. Immediately following the performance The Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba hosted a "death curse" on the Monsanto corporation which violated the Food Libel Law as the second act of this enigmatic show. Thus, all performers involved faced the threat of felony for performing in this show.

For information on Food Libel Laws see the link below.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_libel_laws

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released October 7, 2011

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