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Delusion: On Mormon and Masonic Symbolism in Matthew Barney’s CREMASTER Films

  • Ashley Crawford
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Abstract

On Mormon and Masonic symbolism in Matthew Barney’s CREMASTER 2 and CREMASTER 3. The Advent of the Mormons. Polygamy and Charisma—Joseph Smith. Mormon Apocalypse in Brian Evenson’s fiction. Cult Behavior. Matthew Barney’s Mormon Noir. The Cruciform and The Desert. The distension of the flesh. Recreating Ritual. Invisible Literature. Masonic Law and the novus ordo seclorum. The Automobile Cathedral. Ritual as Narrative.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley Crawford
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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