Drugs, Sex, Magick & JPL: The Bizarre Story of the Enigmatic Founder of America’s Modern Space Programme .
29. Let her be dedicated, consecrated, blood to blood, heart to heart, mind to mind, single in will, none without the circle, all to me.
30. And she shall wander in the witchwood under the Night of Pan, and know the mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent, and of the children that are hidden away.
—Jack Parsons, Liber 49, 1946
Jack Parsons was the co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL; colloquially dubbed Jack Parson’s Lab). He led the Agape Lodge of Aleister Crowley’s Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), and was associated with scientists, thinkers, and writers prominent in their time; Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert A. Heinlein. Jack Parsons’ extracurricular interests included explosives and solid rocket fuels. He was an avid practitioner of magical rituals the likes of which were performed by Anton La Vey, the former head of the Church of Satan in San Francisco, & the notable British Occultist & 33° Freemason Aleister Crowley. A brilliant scientist, & poet with a masterly command of the secret language, Jack Parson’s remains one of the most perplexing & enigmatic figures in the American Space Programme’s modern History.
It was not until the advent of WWII that Rocket Science had the full interest of Government, albeit only for its military applications. With it Jack Parsons & his rocket research team was allocated much needed funding & support, support that was not entirely financial. The Californian research facility specialized in the expertise of solid rocket propulsion & instrumentation, in conjunction but not in collusion with the Robert Goddard Liquid Fuel experiments being conducted outside of Roswell New Mexico. In Jack Parsons the Jet Propulsion Laboratory gained a highly specialized & unprecedented intelligence into the nature of exotic new technologies.
So important was Parsons to Rocket Science that NASA felt compelled to name a crater on the Moon after him, aptly & rightly, situated on the satellite’s dark side. Paradoxically he remains relatively unknown outside of the small clique of Space Flight devotees, & it is more through his association with Aleister Crowley that his name is heard of, if at all by the wider community. Parsons was the man responsible for the whole space programme, outside of Robert Goddard & Von Braun, yet he remains a relative unknown. The founder of American Rocketry was an Occultist, thereof henceforth cementing rocket science to black magick.
Charles Taz Russel the founder of the Jehovah’s Witness’ postulated that the Apocalypse in the form of an Anarchist-Communist uprising, would begin on October 2nd, 1914, the birth date of Jack Parsons. He claimed that the End of Days as foretold in the Book of Revelations would be ushered in by the emergence of the Anti-Christ & the rebuilding of Babylon the Great. In reference to the Bible, the name for NASA’s Space Programme, Apollo, written as Apollyon is the Old Testament name for the Devil. Subsequently, the occult inspired Nazi’s who developed America’s space programme embedded names such as Mercury, Saturn, Columbia, & Atlantis into the NASA lexicon, names invoking old world Gods.
Aleister Crowley, the self proclaimed beast of Revelations was intrinsically connected to Jack Parsons, the engineer & founder of JPL- the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which was essentially the precursor to NASA. In an isolated stretch of land North of Pasadena, on a 165 acre plot outside of Oruro Seco lays The Californian Institute of Technology known as JPL. Jack Parsons was an enigmatic Cal-Tec chemist who revolutionized rocketry by adding the chemical Potassium Chlorate to the black powder rocket ignition systems common at the time.
Parsons studied Magicianship under Crowley & was said to have been chosen as his successor. He was eventually appointed head of the Pasadena chapter of The Order of the Eastern Temple. The objective of the order was to advance Humanity by contact with Higher Intelligence. The founders of these schools of Western Magical Tradition claim they are in direct communion with said Higher Intelligences who call themselves The Secret Chiefs of the Great White Brotherhood. In one such contact in Cairo on April 1904, Crowley opened a dialogue with an entity called AWAS from which was transcribed the Book of the Law.
In this book, the cannon of western magical practice, AWAS states-
“I am a God of war & vengeance, choose the an island & fortify it, done it about with enginery of war. I will give you a war engine & with it you shall smite the people & none shall stand before you I am the warrior lord of the 40’s…”
– ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will, there is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect’.
*It is believed that the war engine being referred to was the Tank.
In another communication, this one occurring at Montauk Island New York, Crowley made contact with an entity called Lam, meaning path maker or path finder in the Tibetan language. Crowley’s depiction of this extra-dimensional being resembles the modern day ‘grey’ alien. The narrative concerns a lotus flower looking to the summit of a rough mountain peak where an object shines like the sun on water, a seed that waited replanting. Could this be an allusion to the black monolith depicted in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? (Clarke was a 33° freemason.) Lam also speaks of a sudden enlightenment like a lightning flash & makes reference to Mars as the God of war, as the path that will lead to this enlightenment. These themes were adapted in the Blitzkrieg or lightning attacks of WWII & worn as lightning bolts on the uniforms by the officers of the S.S.
Parsons met up with L.Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles in the 1940’s. He imparted his knowledge of Crowelian Magick to Hubbard & the two set about conducting alchemical rituals at the future site of the Palomar Observatory, which runs along the 33° parallel.
This series of special projects conducted in the California desert in 1945-46 were performed by Parsons & Hubbard for the express purpose of opening an inter-dimensional gateway that had been sealed since antiquity. This allowed other inter-dimensional entities called the ‘Old-Ones’ access to our space/time continuum, resulting in extra-dimensional contact.
Marjorie Cameron admitted to participating in a ritual the Babylon Working devised by Parsons, Hubbard & Manhattan Project Scientists at the Los Alamos Atom Bomb Research Unit headed by Robert Oppenheimmer. Cameron claimed Parsons, assisted by Hubbard inseminated her while channelling the spirit of the antichrist.
Hubbard would later betray their friendship in a bad business deal & by running off with Marjorie Cameron, then Parsons’ wife. Cameron claimed she originally came from Mars & that the engine AWAS referred to was the Flying disc; that it would spirit her away thus avoiding a catastrophe due to occur on Earth at a future date. Hubbard claimed he was Crowley’s true heir, was working for Naval Intelligence, & went on to become the founder of the Church of Scientology. It was at this time that Parson’s occult work intensified in a series of rituals under Crowley’s tutelage.
The “Babylon Working,” although largely dismissed by conventional historians, was the quintessential moment in modern techno-mysticism — an ephemeral but synchronistic shadow of the explosion that heralded the atomic age.