Jack Parsons: Darkside of the Moon

June 17th, 2009 by Voxx

BelarionToday, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm PDT, marks the exact time of the 57th Anniversary of Jack Parsons‘ tragic death.  Parsons, (born, Marvel Whiteside Parsons, and also known as John), was a brilliant scientist who was one of the main founders of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (affectionately known as “Jack Parsons Laboratories, by Parsons fans).

Jack was the inventor of solid rocket fuel, which was the single most important contribution to the Moon missions, for without Jack’s contribution, there never would have been a man on the moon (at least not within the time frame, it was achieved). For his contributions to the field of space exploration, Jack was given the honor of having not one, but two craters on the moon, named for him (albeit, both are on the dark side of the moon … amazingly appropriate.) Read about Parsons’ craters here.

Despite enough intelligence to have garnered him lasting fame for his contributions in the field of science and chemistry, it was Parsons’ secondary interest and practice of the Magick of Aleister Crowley, that has since overshadowed his more worldly legacy.

In 1939, at the young age of 26, Parsons was introduced, by Wilfrid T. Smith, to the magickal philosophy of Aleister Crowley, the head of the organization known as, the Ordo Templi Orientis.

Parsons life took a strange turn when he undertook a ritual he named,The Babalon Working, wherein he performed an intense Enochian Ritual, specifically designed to manifest an earthly incarnation of the Thelemic primal goddess, “Babalon.”

Much has been written about this extraordinary ritual, and its shocking, seemingly tragic outcome, in the form of two books, “Sex and Rockets“, and “Strange Angel“. (Purchase these books, via links listed below).

I have created several Astrological Charts regarding the highlights of Parsons’ fascinating life, which are available upon request, to serious Magicians, and those interested in the Jack’s magickal career.

In honor of Jack’s memory, there is a group on Facebook, dedicated to this amazingly talented man.

There is also a collector’s edition, Jack Parsons’ Memorial T-Shirt, available here.

Jack Parsons – Wikipedia Entry

Books about Jack Parsons: (Buy them by clicking below, and support this site!)

Love and Rockets

Strange Angel

Posted in Angels, Astrology, Black Magick, Celebrities, Enochian Magick, Hexes, Magick, Memento Mori, Pagan News, Rituals, Saints, Sexuality, Thelema, Weird News, Witchcraft | 9 Comments »


 

Isidore Lucien Ducasse: In Memoriam of Maldoror

April 5th, 2009 by Voxx

In Memoriam: The Father of Surrealism.

Today, I’m celebrating the birth of my favorite poet, Isidore Lucien Ducasse, more famously known as, Le Comte de Lautréamont. During his life, he completed writing only one complete book, but oh what a book it was!

Entitled “Les Chants de Maldoror”, (The Song of Maldoror) is one of the most mind-boggling, verbal hallucination ever written. If you have never read “Maldoror” (as it is often referred to), I suggest buying a copy today, in his honor. (Just scroll down this page, and you’ll see a link to buy the book from “My Book Club” on the right-side column).

For lovers of great surrealist poetry, take a minute to read a sample of this great artist’s work.

You can also read my special page, dedicated to Le Comte de Lautréamont, complete with an assortment of valuable links.

Let me know your thoughts upon reading this truly important, and startlingly original poet’s work. I’m sure that once you read his story, (and his poetry), you will reserve a special place in your library for the late, great Isidore.

Visit Le Comte de Lautréamont on Myspace.

Posted in Astrology, General, Holidays, Magick, Memento Mori, Mythology, Reincarnation, Saints | 1 Comment »


 

New Moon in Pisces (With Ritual)

February 24th, 2009 by Voxx

s moon 1 2 3 4The New Moon in Pisces will happen today at 5:35 pm PST (8:35 pm EST).

I thought I’d give you all a helpful mini-ritual to celebrate this new Lunar Phase:

New Moon in Pisces Ritual

Learn more about Moon Signs here!

Learn more about Moon Magick here!

Take a class on Astrology by clicking here!

Posted in Astrology, Magick, Nature, Pagan News, Rituals, Tarot, Thelema, Wicca, Witchcraft | No Comments »


 

Solar Eclipse in Aquarius: Into the Maelstrom

January 27th, 2009 by Voxx

SolarEclipseThe New Moon in Aquarius created a Solar Eclipse on Sunday, January 25th, 2009 at 11:59 pm (PST). The eclipse occurred at 6º Aquarius, a quite favorable degree, sub-ruled by Neptune. It’s a good thing the degree itself is so positive, as having a Solar Eclipse happen so close to President Obama’s inauguration has made me a bit nervous.

I’ve always found that solar eclipses really do tend to portend serious challenges, in whichever astrological house they occur (and even as I write this, I just heard that a volcano in Alaska has just become active again!)

New Moon Info: The chart of the New Moon in Aquarius occurred when the Ascendant was at 0º Scorpio, promising that the ensuing Solar Eclipse will have very intense ramifications for those with Scorpio rising — that means President Obama, amongst others.

As the great astrologers of old have stated, that “the stars cast their shadows” before major events. Some of the craziness that has been grabbing the headlines as of late, consist of senseless slayings, such as the gang kids in Miami who were gunned down by an AK-47; as well as a relative replay where a young Asian student from Virginia Tech brutally killed a female student with a knife. No doubt, we’ll continue to hear startling stories such as this for the next six months.

About Aquarius: Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, which makes it a highly-volatile sign — for good or bad. Sudden outbursts of rage and joy alternate, making for quite a wild ride.

Ordinarily, a Solar Eclipse by itself is intense enough, but right now the astrological energies are really unstable — what with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, and Saturn retrograde in Virgo making unsettling aspects to Uranus in Pisces, it’s no wonder that everyone seems to be whirling down into a maelstrom of madness.

If you want to find out how this most recent Solar Eclipse is going to affect you, it might be time to call me to get a Psychic Reading to prepare yourself for the uncertain times ahead.

Mini-Healing Ritual: In the meantime, light a pale blue candle, and take a Lavendar bath and find some time to meditate on balancing your emotions. It’s going to be one of those days — for the next 365 days in a row.

Posted in Astrology, Earth Changes, General, Magick, Nature, News, Pagan News, Politics, Superstition, Weird News | 3 Comments »


 

Aleister Crowley’s Greater Feast

December 1st, 2008 by Voxx

s_univ.jpgToday is the 61st Anniversary of the death of the avatar of Western Magick, Edward Alexander Crowley (more famously known as Aleister Crowley). Thelemites (those who follow the magickal tenets of Crowley) refer to this special day as Crowley’s Greater Feast.

As a Thelemite, I always observe the Holy Days of Thelema, and earlier today remembered to meditate on the special energy of this day; however, at 11:34 pm (PST) the remembrance hit me full force. I felt his spirit must have left close to this time all those years ago.

Of course, today’s observance of the anniversary of Crowley’s death is extra special, as it’s also the day of a rare Jupiter/Venus Conjunction, an Astrological signifier of blissful union.

After looking over the Astrological Chart of Crowley’s death (December 1st, 1947), I saw that the Sun was at 9 Degrees in the sign of Sagittarius. I suddenly realized that this exactly conjoined one of my karmic planets at the exact degree. No wonder the path of Thelema called out to me so strongly in this incarnation!

In closing, I’d like to end this post with one of the more stirring passages from Crowley’s own Liber XV (The Gnostic Mass), wherein the Deacon of the Mass states:

“Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills; yea, the accomplishment of their wills. AUMGN. AUMGN. AUMGN.”

Wherever you are Frater Perdurabo, I hope you can see the beauty of the legacy that lives on in all of your magickal children.

Aleister Crowley Magickal Links:

Aleister Crowley’s Astrological Birth Chart

A Short Biography of Crowley

Aleister Crowley on Wikipedia

The Book of the Law (In English)

The Book of the Law (in Egyptian Hieroglyphs)

Aleister Crowley Memorial Page

Posted in Astrology, Black Magick, Magick, Memento Mori, Thelema | 3 Comments »


 

 

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