The below scene from the film highlights the occult ceremony / orgy

The foregoing scene is then followed by:

And then by this:

Unmasked, Tom Cruise is saved from his fate by one of the prostitutes who vouches for him. Red Cloak asks her if she understands what this will entail - she confirms she understands. The next day she is found dead from a drug overdose. In other words this is a group of people who do not muck around; they're deadly serious.

Rob Ager, a British filmmaker has published an analysis of Kubrick's film that runs to over two hours. His conclusion is, more or less, that Kubrick was suggesting that a tantric magic sex cult featuring VIP's was at the heart of the American elite (if I understand him correctly anyway?).

I found Ager's film analysis fairly good in some areas, but the fact is that his actual knowledge base is far too limited - for example, the depth of his knowledge on the occult and deep politics is really very amateurish and minimal imo. Having said these things, he does provide some interesting insights that I found useful. He focuses quite heavily on Alastair Crowley's and his occult organisation O.T.O., which we've covered in some detail on this forum in the past. Crowley and the OTO was very much involved in Tantric sex magic and personally used tantric techniques specifically to gain money and power.

Today, I think we can fairly safely say that in the light of what we now know about the Jeffrey Epstein affair and his suspicious death, that Kubrick really was on to something in Eyes Wide Shut.

I'll close this post with the very peculiar interests of John and Tony Podesta, Hilary Clinton's friends and campaign manager. The Podesta's have an interest in the occult - specifically of the Alastair Crowley variety:

WikiLeaks: John Podesta Invited to Bizarre Occult Ritual, 'Spirit Cooking'


A newly released WikiLeaks email sheds disturbing light on the the spiritual proclivities of the Podesta brothers.
In the email, Tony Podesta forwards an invitation to attend a "spirit cooking dinner" from performance artist Marina Abramovic to his brother John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton campaign. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Abramovic is considered "the grandmother of performance art."
A spirit cooking dinner is an occult ritual started by Abramovic that derives from the religion of "Thelema," founded by noted British occultist/Satanist Aleister Crowley.
Practitioners of the bizarre and gory ceremony mix blood, breast milk, urine, and sperm together and use the mixture to paint messages on the walls.
In the June 28, 2015 email, Abramovic wrote:
I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining? All my love, Marina.
Tony Podesta forwarded the email to his brother John Podesta, asking him:
Are you in NYC Thursday July 9 Marina wants you to come to dinner.

Abramovic allegedly uses pig blood "as a medium to connect the spirit world with the material world."
In Thelema, "spirit cooking" is considered a sacrament "meant to symbolize the union between the microcosm, Man, and the macrocosm, the Divine, which is a representation of one of the prime maxims in Hermeticism":
The ritual takes place in the kitchen, which is considered the heart of the home. The goal of the ceremony is to convert matter into energy so spirits can feed on it. Marina "...derives her inspiration from the popular belief that the spirits still need food even though it is no longer solid, but in the form of light, sound, and emotions."In the video dated from 1997 called Spirit Cooking, Marina is seen writing in blood various statements, including "Mix Fresh Breast Milk With Fresh Sperm," "Fresh Morning Urine Sprinkle Over Nightmare Dreams," and "With a Sharp Knife Cut Deeply Into Your Middle Finger Eat The Pain." The video shows Spirit Cooking appearing to be a combination of an artistic performance and an occult ceremony.
Marina Abramovic has said that the context in which a ritual performed in is what defines its intention. If it is performed in a gallery, then it is art. Yet, if its performed in a private setting then it is much more intimate and spiritual.
Since the event to which the Podestas were invited took place at Abramovic's "place," it is reasonable to assume that those involved were there for something more "intimate and spiritual" than merely watching a performance. Note also that the brothers are on a first name basis with "Marina."