Monday, April 26, 2010

Jack Parsons and the Scarlet Thread

A spiritual conception occurred on another plane via the Sex Magicks of Aleister Crowley and Mari Desti. I believe this "Magickal Child" manifested on Earth as Jack Parsons (occultist, rocket scientist) on October 2, 1914. When Jack Parsons got involved with Aleister Crowley, the Beast was old. His health was failing, he was broke and reduced to selling love potions on Brighton Pier just to stay alive. He predicted the desperately needed arrival of a “rich man from the west”. This turned out to be Jack Parsons. I'm not going to get into Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard too much here, but they were Crowley's unofficial students during his final years. L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction author who later founded the Scientology movement and Jack Parsons, a rocket scientist who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, studied Crowley's work at length. They met when Jack opened an OTO Lodge in his childhood home in Pasadena, California, a once wealthy suburb of Hollywood. This branch was called Agape Lodge, and it was devoted to free love and experimental drugs. Hubbard became deeply involved in Parson’s Babalon Working. The purpose of the ritual was to draw a Scarlet Woman into Parson’s orbit who would then become impregnated, through a series of sexual rituals, with a Magickal Child, Horus, the avatar of the New Aeon.

Around the time of Jack Parsons birth, Crowley started receiving visions and trance-communications he called "The Alamantrah Working". The Amalantrah working was what Crowley termed "The Great Work" i.e. the intentional cultivation of spiritual growth. According to Crowley part of the great work involved "the establishment of contact with non-human intelligences". The purpose of the Amalantrah invocations, by Crowley's own admission, was to open an interdimensional portal that would allow him access to beings from other dimensions. Crowley was successful...he made contact. He sketched the being LAM (the beings we know as Grays) in 1918. Madame Blavatsky used the illustration in her book The Voice of the Silence, around the same time. Beneath the picture she wrote: "Lam is the Tibetan word for Way or Path, and LAMA is He who Goeth, the specific title of the Gods of Egypt, the Treader of the Path, in Buddhistic phraseology." The Stargate or stellar rift between time and space, created by Crowley's Amalantrah Working, created a portal through which Lam and other extra-cosmic influences can enter the known universe.

Hubbard and Parsons were especially interested in the interdimensional portal that Crowley had created via the Amalantrah invocations. It is interesting to note the time frame between Hubbard and Parsons allegedly reopening the interdimensional portal or "stargate" and the wave of extraterrestrial activity and UFO sightings that began with the Kenneth Arnold's sighting of nine "flying silver disks" over the cascade Mountains in June 1947, not long after the Roswell incident. This is when the United States Government made contact with extraterrestrial intelligences. I won't get into all that but if you've read this far, you probably already know the deal! Anyway, Crowley was concerned that Hubbard and Parsons were acting recklessly when dealing with higher energies. Having spent a lifetime mastering his interaction with supernatural forces, he considered them overconfident and inexperienced and told them as much, finally ceasing all communication with them. Neither man would be deterred and Hubbard and Parsons proceeded to work with the dormant portal that Crowley had left almost 30 years earlier.

Portrait of Jack by Marjorie Cameron

After a falling out with Hubbard and his first Scarlet Woman, Jack continued the Babalon Working with his Scarlet Woman the visionary, Marjorie Cameron. She arrived on Parsons’s doorstep when he returned from several intense nights of invocations in the desert. (she was programmed) After further magical workings together, Parsons and Cameron felt that they had conceived a Moonchild, as described in the novel of the same name by Aleister Crowley, although no physical child was born. Cameron had an abortion after conceiving a child within two weeks of meeting Parsons. A Moonchild was not concieved because Majorie was a programmed Blood Moon. The spiritual being that Jack felt he concieved was simply a realization the same of Moonchild (Star of Babalon) realized by Crowley. It takes more than one generation to manifest the Babalon Current into the world. The Goddess comes with Fire and Force, society would need a few generations to adjust. Jack Parson's blew up in a mysterious explosion. I believe he was murdered, this was orchestrated by Marjorie Cameron. She went on to appear in Kenneth Anger's film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, again as the Scarlet Woman. She also appeared in the films of Curtis Harrington, including his 1955 documentary about her art, The Wormwood Star. Without the Beast, the Babalon Working was left unfinished...or was it? I was born on Jack's birthday, October 2, 1975.

Like Crowley, it was Jack's intention to manifest an individual incarnation of Babalon, as well as to catalyze the emergence of that force in society. After Christ's Death, the Goddess aspect was driven underground. The church as we know it was built on the teachings of Christ's disciple Paul. But his teachings were incomplete, and became more fragmented and perverted over time. The true legacy of Christ was left to Mary Magdalene, who retreated to a remote cave for the rest of her life. From here she taught the Mysteries of Babalon to other women healers in secrecy. The Goddess has been kept alive through the Scarlet Thread...the bloodline of Mary Magdalene also known as the Holy Grail. Various Mystery Schools and prophets have fortold the return of the Goddess. It's this seed/thought that set Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons apart from other prophets and occultists.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mary Desti: the Mother of Invention

Thelemic Saint, Mary Desti was Aleister Crowley's second Scarlet Woman, Soror Virakam. She assisted Crowley in establishing the magical link with the praeterhuman minds that inspired him with one of his greatest works, Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4. Most consider this as his magnum opus. Her ability as a seer was great; a record of her oracular talent can be found in The Ab-ul-Diz Working. Her work also appears in Crowley's book, The Vision & the Voice. Out of all of Crowley's Scarlet Women, I identify with Mary Desti the most. She was an Irish/Italian Libra from Chicago, a single Mother and culture vulture! She owned a cosmetics firm called Desti Beauty Products, a shop called Maison Desti, in Deauville, France, and a New York City studio that sold art, perfume and clothing. I am also an Irish/Italian Libra from Chicago, a single Mother and culture vulture! I've owned and operated two businesses, an Intuitive/Outsider art gallery called Backburner and Beloved, an Esoteric Apothecary, where I sold art, occult goods and my handmade bath and beauty care products. Coincidence?

Mary Desti was life-long best friends with Isadora Duncan, the high priestess of contemporary dance. They were both unwed mothers and led extraordinaire Bohemian lifestyles and traved the world together. Crowley fictionalized both women as characters in his metaphysical novel, Moonchild. Its plot involves a magical war between a white lodge and a black lodge over an unborn child, the Moonchild. Mary appears as the character Lisa la Giuffria and Isadora as a character named "Lavinia King". (Incidentally, my birth given name is Lavona King.) On September 14, 1927 after having returned from a trip to Paris, Isadora and Mary went out to dinner to catch up with one another. After dinner, Isadora hopped into a Bugatti sports car with the agent from the car company. She was wearing a long, elegant, red scarf, and as Mary Desti looked on in horror, that scarf got caught in the axis of the spinning wheel. She was strangled and hurled from the open automobile in which she was riding and instantly killed by the force of her fall to the stone pavement. Mary went on to write a book called The Untold Story: the Life of Isadora Duncan.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson is one of my all time favorite's wizard music! My parents had a great record collection when I was growing up...

"and every day is the right day..."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sol Niger: The Black Sun


The Ancient wise men of Sumeria and understood how Royal Power came down from the heavens to direct human affairs. The Babylonians spoke of second sun, a Black Sun that beams evolutionary concepts into the mind of man. In the Egyptian mysteries Set is a Black God, Lord of the Underworld, Master of Black Light. The BEAST.In alchemy, the black sun, or “Sol Niger” represents the dark, destructive aspects of the sun.

Osiris’ original title of Khenti-Amenti, “Lord of the Western Darkness”. Isis, Goddess of motherhood, magick and fertility (Mary), her Son Horus (Jesus).

The Beast chose an avatar for this Aeon. Babalon chose her avatar as well, this Scarlet Moon will be unveiled on 11/11/11. (Mass Activation of the 11:11 Gateway)

"Master numbers energetically accentuate the meanings of single digits. They are considered to be some of the most powerful vibrations known. They are thought to symbolize raw untapped potential and assist one in achieving illumination. This energy is waiting to be harnessed by those who have the eyes to see."

Scarlet Moon Rising

Scarlet Moon Rising ~ Babalon voluntarily decended into the underworld, to awaken the power of the Beast for the purposes of Initiation. So far as the ‘sinful’ nature of the Scarlet Woman is concerned, it is interesting to note that in Hebrew the word “sin” actually means “thorn” and “clay”. Thorny plants such as the acacia or rose symbolise the horns of the crescent moon. The moon itself, like the clay shaped by the hands of the divine potter, is a symbol of the body and the natural soul. Liber AL vel Legis describes the Scarlet Woman as being “a moon” (I: 16); as a moon, she is containment and receptivity, as well as the division into parts of cyclical, phasic existence.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

THUNDER, PERFECT MIND ~ Gnostic Poem 100, AD

I was sent forth from the power,
and I have come to those who reflect upon me,
and I have been found among those who seek after me.
Look upon me, you (pl.) who reflect upon me,
and you hearers, hear me.
You who are waiting for me, take me to yourselves.
And do not banish me from your sight.
And do not make your voice hate me, nor your hearing.
Do not be ignorant of me anywhere or any time. Be on your guard!
Do not be ignorant of me.

For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one
and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband.
I am the midwife and she who does not bear.
I am the solace of my labor pains.
I am the bride and the bridegroom,
and it is my husband who begot me.
I am the mother of my father
and the sister of my husband,
and he is my offspring.
I am the slave of him who prepared me.
I am the ruler of my offspring.
But he is the one who [begot me] before the time
on a birthday.
And he is my offspring [in] (due) time,
and my power is from him.
I am the staff of his power in his youth,
[and] he is the rod of my old age.
And whatever he wills happens to me.
I am the silence that is incomprehensible
and the idea whose remembrance is frequent.
I am the voice whose sound is manifold
and the word whose appearance is multiple.
I am the utterance of my name.

Why, you who hate me, do you love me,
and you hate those who love me?
You who deny me, confess me,
and you who confess me, deny me.
You who tell the truth about me, lie about me,
and you who have lied about me, tell the truth about me.
You who know me, be ignorant of me,
and those who have not known me, let them know me.

For I am knowledge and ignorance.
I am shame and boldness.
I am shameless; I am ashamed.
I am strength and I am fear.
I am war and peace.
Give heed to me.
I am the one who is disgraced and the great one.

Give heed to my poverty and my wealth.
Do not be arrogant to me when I am cast out upon the earth,
[and] you will find me in [those that] are to come.
And do not look [upon] me on the dung-heap
nor go and leave me cast out,
and you will find me in the kingdoms.
And do not look upon me when I am cast out among those who
are disgraced and in the least places,
nor laugh at me.
And do not cast me out among those who are slain in violence.
But I, I am compassionate and I am cruel.
Be on your guard!
Do not hate my obedience
and do not love my self-control.
In my weakness, do not forsake me,
amd do not be afraid of my power.
For why do you despise my fear
and curse my pride?

But I am she who exists in all fears
and strength in trembling.
I am she who is weak,
and I am well in a pleasant place.
I am senseless and I am wise.

Why have you hated me in your counsels?
For I shall be silent among those who are silent,
and I shall appear and speak.
Why then have you hated me, you Greeks?
Because I am a barbarian among [the] barbarians?
For I am the wisdom [of the] Greeks
and the knowledge of [the] barbarians.
I am the judgment of [the] Greeks and the barbarians.
[I] am the one whose image is great in Egypt
and the one who has no image among the barbarians.
I am the one who is hated everywhere
and who has been loved everywhere.
I am the one whom they call Life,
and you have called Death.
I am the one whom they call Law,
and you have called Lawlessness.
I am the one whom you have pursued,
and I am the one whom you have seized.
I am the one you have scattered,
and you have gathered me together.
I am the one before whom you have been ashamed,
and you have been shameless to me.
I am she who does not keep festival,
and I am she whose festivals are many.
I, I am godless,
and I am one whose God is great.
I am the one whom you have reflected upon,
and you have scorned me.
I am unlearned,
and they learn from me.
I am the one whom you have despised,
and you reflect upon me.
I am the one whom you have hidden from,
and you appear to me.
But whenever you hide yourselves,
I myself will appear.
For [whenever] you [appear],
I myself [will hide] from you.
Those who have [...] to it [...] senselessly [...].

Take me [... understanding] from grief,
and take me to yourselves from understanding [and] grief.
And take me to yourselves from places that are ugly and in ruin,
and rob from those which are good even though in ugliness.
Out of shame, take me to yourselves shamelessly;
and out of shamelessness and shame, upbraid my members
in yourselves.
And come foreward to me, you who know me
and you who know my members,
and establish the great ones among the small first creatures.
Come foreward to childhood,
and do not despise it because it is small and it is little.
And do not turn away greatness in some parts from the
for the smallnesses are known from the greatnesses.

Why do you curse me and honor me?
You have wounded and you have had mercy.
Do not separate me from the first ones whom you have [known].
[And] do not cast anyone [out nor] turn anyone away
[...] turn away and [... know] him not.
[... him].
What is mine [...].
I know the [first ones] and those after them [know] me.

But I am the mind of [...] and the rest of [...].
I am the knowledge of my inquiry,
and the finding of those who seek after me,
and the command of those who ask of me,
and the power of the powers in my knowledge
of the angels, who have been sent at my word,
and of the gods in their seasons by my counsel,
and of the spirits of every man who exists with me,
and of the women who dwell within me.
I am the one who is honored, and who is praised,
and who is despised scornfully.
I am peace,
and war has come because of me.
I am an alien and a citizen.
I am the substance and the one who has no substance.

Those who are without association with me are ignorant of me,
and those who are in my substance are the ones who know me.
Those who are close to me have been ignorant of me,
and those who are far away from me are the ones who have
known me.
On the day when I am close to [you],
[you] are far away [from me],
[and] on the day when I [am far away] from you,
[I am close] to you.

[I am ...] within.
[I am ...] of the natures.
I am [...] of the creation of the spirits.
[...] request of souls.
[I am] control and the uncontrollable.
I am the union and the dissolution.
I am the abiding and the dissolving.
I am the one below,
and they come up to me.
I am the judgment and the acquittal.
I, I am sinless,
and the root of sin derives from me.
I am lust in (outward) appearance,
and interior self-control exists within me.
I am the hearing that is attainable to everyone
and the speech that cannot be grasped.
I am a mute who does not speak,
and great is the multitude of my words.

Hear me in gentleness, and learn of me in roughness.
I am she who cries out,
and I am cast out on the face of the earth.
I prepare the bread and my mind within.
I am the knowledge of my name.
I am one who cries out,
and I listen.
I appear and [...] walk in [...] seal of my [...].
I am [...] the defense [...].
I am the one who is called Truth,
and iniquity [...].

You honor me [...] and you whisper against [me].
[...] victorious over them.
Judge then before they give judgment against you,
because the judge and the partiality exist in you.
If you are condemned by this one, who will acquit you?
Or if you are acquitted by him who will be able to detain you?
For what is inside of you is what is outside of you,
and the one who fashions you on the outside
is the one who shaped the inside of you.
And what you see outside of you,
you see outside of you;
it is visible and it is your garment.

Hear me, you hearers,
and learn of my words, you who know me.
I am the hearing that is attainable to everything;
I am the speech that can not be grasped.
I am the name of the sound
and the sound of the name.
I am the sign of the letter
and the designation of the division.
And I [...].
[...] light [...].
[...] hearers [...] to you
[...] the great power.
And [...] will not move the name.
[...] to the one who created me.
And I will speak his name.

Look then at his words
and all the writings which have been completed.
Give heed then, you hearers
and you also, the angels and those who have been sent,
and you spirits who have arisen from the dead.
For I am the one who alone exists,
and I have no one who will judge me.

For many are the pleasant forms which exist in
numerous sins,
and incontinencies,
and disgraceful passions,
and fleeting pleasures,
which (men) embrace until they become sober
and go up to their resting-place.
And they will find me there,
and they will live,
and they will not die again.