RURAL GOTHIC: CULT Video package
A two-day online weekend of talks (and a theatrical performance!) on the subject of Cults, presented via Zoom on 24/25 July 2021.
This video package comprises all of the presentations and Q&A sessions from the event. Presenter list:
Helen Hawa-Diggle: Echoes of a Demagogue: How Sound and Music Fuelled Jonestown
An analysis of the music of Jonestown… and its echoes in popular culture
Katherine Foyle/Caoimhe Doyle: What We Undertook A Few Months Ago...
A psychogeographic pilgrimage of Dublin inspired by the rituals of the secret society of Acéphale, started by Georges Bataille in 1930s Paris.
Howard David Ingham: How They Get You: A Primer on Brainwashing in Popular Culture and the Real World
An exploration of what it really means to be brainwashed.
Justin Mullis: The Witch-Cult in Weird Fiction
How a work of dubious scholarship transformed the popular imagination.
Hermetic Arts: APRIL
Meet the positivity guru for the YouTube generation, in this unique show from Hermetic Arts.
Dr Sam Hirst: 17th and 18th Century Sects
Alys Manuel: “At Our Lowest”: Cults and Sects in The Magnus Archives
An analysis of the presentation of cults in the popular podcast series.
David Whitworth: The Presentation and Use of Cults in Modern Horror Tabletop RPGs
Cults, the tabletop stories told with them and the stories we can tell with them.
Sympathy for the Devil: An Interview with Neil Edwards
A chat with filmmaker Neil Edwards about his documentary Sympathy for the Devil: The Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement and the history of a misunderstood sect.
Kirby Kellogg: Songs of Love and Two Minutes’ Hate
The history of cult music, in all its complexity.