The Choronzon Machine

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule and the Metamorphic Ritual Theatre


Devised by Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company, Directed by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule and Rain Fisher Wolf, written and edited by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule & Music by The HarleQuintet.

In the ritual theatrickall-musical device we call The Choronzon Machine the Audience Initiates follow the Fool Initiates’ journey through the Great Wheel of the Taro / Rota, as he cycles through different refractions of Self as reflected through the archetypes of the Major Arcana. On one hand this is a personal journey as The Fool with a child’s innocence heedless plunges past the dweller on the threshold and into the Abyss.

Though a series of ordeals he confronts and accepts the shadow of Choronzon as he progressively opens to ever more layers of complexity in the hidden mechanisms of the Universe. The journey brings him eventually full circle back to the innocence of zero, but with a new layer of wisdom and understanding…

The play also has a socio historical aspect, as the Fool apprehends the escalating frenzy of progress and technology in the post-modern world.

Who controls the Machine…?


Evan Flux as the Emperor from the Choronzon Machine (photo by Saskia):

Mugwort Lycanthrope as one of the 3 and a third jackals from The Choronzon Machine (photo by Saskia):

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule as the Hanged Man and Bird-Masks of Maat on the Tree of Life in Pentagrammaton (photo by Ben Last):

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule as Odin hanging 'pon the World Tree (Video still from 'Le Pendu'):

Video stills from Yoka's 'BeastWoman' performance at the Melbourne launch of SilKMilK MagiZain s p o o l # 3:

Video stills from Yoka's 'BeastWoman' performance at the Melbourne launch of SilKMilK MagiZain s p o o l # 3:

Pentagrammaton chakra weaving (photo by Ben Last):

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