Doors to other realms and realities


Deus ex machina

One way to immerse yourself in the festive spirit is to watch thematically appropriate films throughout the day. Here are some recommendations:

Kallirrhoëia = February 14
The Last Circus dir. Álex de la Iglesia
Candyman dir. Bernard Rose
Mandy dir. Panos Cosmatos

Kathegemonia = March 17
300 dir. Zack Snyder
Gangs of New York dir. Martin Scorsese
The Lair of the White Worm dir. Ken Russell

Kapnobatia = April 20
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical dir. Andy Fickman
Lo dir. Travis Betz
The Holy Mountain dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Komos = May 1
Wicker Man dir. Robin Hardy
Manôushe: A Gypsy Love Story dir. Luiz Begazo
The Lickerish Quartet dir. Radley Metzger

Klodonia = June 14
Stage Beauty dir. Richard Eyre
V for Vendetta dir. James McTeigue
Mad Max: Fury Road dir. George Miller

Kolotia = July 3-4
The Doors dir. Oliver Stone
Inception dir. Christopher Nolan
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus dir. Terry Gilliam

Kibotia = August 1
The Cell dir. Tarsem Singh
Labyrinth dir. Jim Henson
Hellbound: Hellraiser II dir Tony Randel

Kirkoia = September 2
Dangerous Beauty dir. Marshall Herskovitz
Sirens dir. John Duigan
Burnt by the Sun dir. Nikita Mikhalkov

Kephalaia = October 14
Spirited Away dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Lady in the Water dir. M. Night Shyamalan
I Kill Giants dir. Anders Walter

Kakodaimonia = October 31
Boys in the Trees dir. Nicholas Verso
Baskin dir. Can Evrenol
Nightbreed dir. Clive Barker

Kairosia = November 28
The 13th Warrior dir. John McTiernan
Fight Club dir. David Fincher
Apocalypse Now dir. Francis Ford Coppola

Katabolia = December 31
Fellini’s Satyricon dir. Federico Fellini
Legend dir. Ridley Scott
Krampus dir. Michael Dougherty


  1. This isn’t my system- even though I still follow you- but I love that you have done this. I think things like coming up with inspirational and thematic movie suggestions for your system is why I still follow. It’s genuinely inspiring.


    • Thank you for such kind words. I do hope folks will take these ideas and run with them – for Dionysos and any other Gods. Our traditions should reflect and shape our experiences in the world today, not just be a tepid imitation of what was done in the past.


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