The Visions of Ecstasy (1989): Despite the short duration of just 19 minutes, the content was considered too unfit to lead the banning of the film in England. The contents described as blasphemous as it contained sexually explicit scenes with St. Teresa of Avila caressing the body of Jesus on the Cross . The film’s director, Nigel Wingrove, promoted the ban on the film in the European Court of Human Rights. In 2008 the blasphemy laws in the UK were repealed. In January 2012 the BBFC gave the film an 18 certificate with no cuts or alterations to the original film’s content.
Valeriya Melnik photographed by Emma Summerton for Exhibition 2012
st. john of cross
Nearing the holy period of the Thesmophoria…!
“Dionysos Thesmophoros…Iacchos Lyseios,
whether You rejoice in the scented temple of Eleusis,
whether in Phrygia You celebrate the Mysteries with the Mother,
or in Cyprus You delight yourself with Kytherea of beautiful crown,
or You exult in the sacred fields that yield wheat
with your mother, the august Isis clad in black,
beside the stream of Egypt with the nurses handmaidens…”
(Verses from the Orphic Hymn to Mise)
[Detail of Isis-Tyche restored as the younger Faustina in the clothes of Demeter- 2nd C. CE. Naples, Archaeological Museum)
This song is from the Thunder, Perfect Mind Cassette single.
Sex Death Rebirth Mini-Zine #1: Thunder, Perfect Mind
The Whip Angels - Thunder, Perfect Mind Cassette Single
Buy the zine here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sexdeathrebirth
Buy the limited edition cassette here: https://whipangels.bandcamp.com/album/thunder-perfect-mind-single