Antero Alli

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Antero Alli was born 11 November 1952, in Finland. Alli currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released as films. Alli is also a professional astrologer and has authored books on experimental theatre, astrology and Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness.

Film and theatrical work[edit]

Alli refers to his forty years of work in experimental theatre as paratheatre, a term borrowed from the writings of Jerzy Grotowski.[1] He conducted private paratheatrical workshops in the Bay Area (1977–83 and 1996–2015), some of which have evolved into public productions and provided the material for his films. In late 2015, he relocated to Portland Oregon to continue his paratheatrical work.[2]

Between 1976 and 1999, Alli wrote and directed a series of stageplays exploring mystical themes in Circles (1976), Coronation at Stillnight (1977), The Conjunction (1978), Chapel Perilous (1983), Animamundi (1989), and Hungry Ghosts of Albion (1999). Between 1992 and 2002 Antero co-curated the Nomad Film Festival, a Pacific coast touring venue featuring short experimental films and videos.[3] Since 1993, Antero has redirected his focus to the creation of underground feature-length art films with mystical themes such as The Oracle (1993), The Drivetime (1995), Tragos (2001), Hysteria (2002), Under a Shipwrecked Moon (2003) and The Greater Circulation (2005), a cinematic treatment of Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke's Requiem For a Friend. In 2015, he quit making feature films to return full-time to creating intermedia ritual-based theatre works such as "Turbulence of Muses" (Dec 2016), "Bardoville" (May 2017), and "Soror Mystica" (Dec 2017)


Alli's books span a number of subjects, but all share common themes with his paratheatrical efforts: archetypes, personal mythology and the use of ritual to transform consciousness. Like his colleague Rob Brezsny, Alli proposes a free will approach to astrology, which advocates providing clients with the information to make decisions instead of deterministic predictions. In Towards an Archaeology of the Soul (2003), Alli presents a detailed account of the theories and processes that go into his own paratheatrical creations.

Between 1991–95, Alli was editor/publisher of Talking Raven Quarterly, a Seattle-based literary journal featuring the writings of Robert Anton Wilson, Hakim Bey, and Rob Brezsny among others.[4]

In Spring and Fall 2006, Alli taught a course on his book AngelTech at Robert Anton Wilson's Maybe Logic Academy.[5]


  • Alli, Antero (1987). AngelTech. New Falcon. ISBN 1-56184-009-2
  • Alli, Antero (1988). All Rites Reversed: Ritual Technology for Self-Initiation. New Falcon. ISBN 0-941404-81-1
  • Alli, Antero (1988). The Akashic Record Player: A Non-Stop Geomantic Conspiracy. New Falcon. ISBN 0-941404-91-9
  • Alli, Antero (1993). Letters, Essays and Premonitions. Vigilantero Press/Vertical Pool.
  • Alli, Antero and Sylvie Pickering (1996). The Vertical Oracle. Vertical Pool. ISBN 0-9657341-0-2
  • Alli, Antero (1999). Astrologik. Vertical Pool. ISBN 0-9657341-0-2
  • Alli, Antero (2003). Towards an Archeology of the Soul. Vertical Pool. ISBN 0-9657341-2-9
  • Hyatt, Christopher S. and Antero Alli (1988 then 2006). A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe. New Falcon. ISBN 1-56184-241-9
  • Alli, Antero (2009). The Eight-Circuit Brain: Navigational Strategies for the Energetic Body. Vertical Pool. ISBN 978-0-9657341-3-4
  • Alli, Antero (2020). "State of Emergence: Experiments in Group Ritual Dynamics". The Original Falcon Press. ISBN 978-1-935150-71-8


  • Requiem for a Friend (1991; 40 min)
  • Archaic Community (1992; 80 min) a paratheatre video document
  • The Drivetime (1995; 88 min)
  • The Oracle (1993; 70 min)
  • Lily in Limbo (1996; 27 min)
  • Tragos: A Cyber-Noir Witch Hunt (2000; 105 min)
  • Roadkill (2001; 27 min)
  • Hysteria (2002; 83 min)
  • Under a Shipwrecked Moon (2003; 96 min)
  • Orphans of Delirium (2004; 82 min) a paratheatre video document
  • The Greater Circulation (2005; 93 min)
  • The Mind is a Liar and a Whore (2007; 92 min)
  • The Invisible Forest (2008; 111 min.)
  • To Dream of Falling Upwards (2011; 125 min)
  • Flamingos (2012; 90 min)
  • dreambody/earthbody (2012; 80 min) a paratheatre video document
  • The Book of Jane (2013; 117 min)
  • Out of the Woods (2015; 111 min)
  • The Vanishing Field (2020; 72 min)

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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