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Mesmerizing: An excerpt from Antero Alli’s experimental film ‘The Greater Circulation’

Here’s a profoundly haunting and mesmerizing excerpt from The Greater Circulation, the 2005 film directed by legendary underground filmmaker Antero Alli — who is also, of course, the author of Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection, which presents a thoroughly heady exploration of Timothy Leary’s and Robert Anton Wilson’s eight-circuit model of consciousness.

Film description: “Parallel timelines collide when a small theatre troupe in present day Berkeley prepares to stage Rilke’s lyrical lament ‘Requiem For a Friend’, while simultaneously the poet is writing his ‘Requiem’ a hundred years earlier in a Paris hotel room. Past and future intersect when images of the staged performance infiltrate the fevered dreams of the transported poet.”