Sex and Rockets

Filename: sex-and-rockets.pdf
ISBN: 9781932595666
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Number of pages: 239
Author: John Carter
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Sex and Rockets in PDF and EPUB Rocket scientist Jack Parsons called black magician Aleister Crowley his mentor.


Strange Angel

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ISBN: 9780547545363
Release Date: 2006-02-06
Number of pages: 368
Author: George Pendle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Strange Angel in PDF and EPUB ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN PASADENA EXPLOSION screamed the headline of the Los Angeles Times. John Parsons, a maverick rocketeer who helped transform the rocket from a derided sci-fi plotline into a reality, was at first mourned as a scientific prodigy. But reporters soon uncovered a more shocking story: Parsons had been a devotee of black magic. George Pendle re-creates the world of John Parsons in this dazzling portrait of prewar superstition, cold war paranoia, and futuristic possibility. Fueled by childhood dreams of space flight, Parsons was a leader of the motley band of enthusiastic young men who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a cornerstone of the American space program. But Parsons's wild imagination also led him into the occult- for if he could make rocketry a reality, why not magic? With a cast of characters including Howard Hughes, L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert Heinlein, Strange Angel explores the unruly consequences of genius.


Secret Agent 666

Filename: secret-agent-666.pdf
ISBN: 9781932595338
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 288
Author: Richard B. Spence
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Secret Agent 666 in PDF and EPUB Aleister Crowley is best known today as a founding father of modern occultism and his influence can be found everywhere in popular culture. Crowley, also known as the Great Beast, has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence. Using documents gleaned from British, American, French and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 sensationally reveals Crowley's role in many government plots.


Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword

Filename: freedom-is-a-two-edged-sword.pdf
ISBN: 1561841161
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Number of pages: 96
Author: Jack W. Parsons
Publisher:

Download and read online Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword in PDF and EPUB Written around 1950, these essays are now, decades later, still strikingly prophetic. His introductory essays on Magick and Witchcraft are classics of lucidity. This volume makes available for the first time all of Parsons' surviving essays, edited by his wife and student, Cameron, in collaboration with Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta, the head of the O.T.O.


Wormwood Star the Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron

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ISBN: 1906958602
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Number of pages: 302
Author: Spencer Kansa
Publisher:

Download and read online Wormwood Star the Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron in PDF and EPUB In the first ever biography written about her, Wormwood Star traces the extraordinary life of the enigmatic artist Marjorie Cameron, one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from the American Underground art world and film scene. Born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, in 1922, Camerons uniqueness and talent as a natural born artist was evident to those around her early on in life. During World War 2 she served in the Womens Navy, and worked in Washington as an aide to the Joint Chiefs Of Staff. But it was after the War that her life really took off, when she met her husband Jack Parsons. By day Parsons was a brilliant rocket scientist, but by night he was Master of the Agape Lodge, a fraternal magickal order, whose head was the most famous magus of the 20th century Aleister Crowley. Gradually, over the course of their marriage, Parsons initiated Cameron into the occult sciences, and the biography offers a fresh perspective on her role in the infamous Babalon Working magick rituals Parsons conducted with the future founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard. Following Parsons death in 1952 from a chemical explosion, Cameron inherited her husbands magickal mantle and embarked on a lifelong spiritual quest, a journey reflected in the otherworldly images she depicted, many of them drawn from the Elemental Kingdom and astral plane. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Cameron became a celebrated personality in Californias underground art world and film scene. In 1954 she starred in Kenneth Angers visual masterwork, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, stealing the show from her co-star Anais Nin. The budding filmmaker Curtis Harrington was so taken with Cameron, he made a film study dedicated to her artwork entitled, The Wormwood Star. He then brought Camerons powerful and mysterious presence to bear on his evocative noir thriller, Night Tide, casting her alongside a young Dennis Hopper. Cameron was an inspirational figure to the many artists and poets that congregated around Wallace Bermans Semina scene, and in 1957 Bermans show at the Ferus Gallery was shut down by LAs vice squad, due to the sexually charged nature of one of her drawings. Undaunted, she continued to carve a unique and brilliant path as an artist. A retrospective of Camerons work, entitled The Pearl Of Reprisal, was held at LAs Barnsdall Art Park in 1989, and after her death some of her most admired pieces were included in the Reflections Of A New Aeon Exhibition at the Eleven Seven Gallery in Long Beach, California. Camerons famous Peyote Vision drawing made its way into the Beat Culture And The New America retrospective held at the Whitney Museum in 1995. And in 2006, a profile of her work was featured in the critically lauded Semina Culture Exhibition. The following year an exhibition of her sketches and drawings was held at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York. With so much of her life and work shrouded in mystery, Wormwood Star sheds new light on this most remarkable artist and elusive occult icon.


Pan s Daughter

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ISBN: 1906958505
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Number of pages: 310
Author: Nevill Drury
Publisher:

Download and read online Pan s Daughter in PDF and EPUB During the 1950s and early 1960s the Sydney-based trance-artist and Pan-worshipper, Rosaleen Norton, was well known in Australia as 'the Witch of Kings Cross' and was frequently portrayed in the tabloid press as an evil 'devil-worshipping' figure from the red-light district. Norton attracted attention from both the public at large and also the local police for engaging in bizarre pagan sex-rituals with her lover, the poet Gavin Greenlees. Details of these activities would surface from time to time in the local courts when Norton was defending her metaphysical beliefs and seeking to defuse claims that her magical paintings and drawings were obscene. Norton was also associated with the scandal that eventually engulfed the professional career of renowned musical conductor, Eugene (later, Sir Eugene) Goossens who had arrived in Australia in 1947 and became a member of Norton's magical coven six years later. Norton dedicated her magical practice to the Great God Pan and to a lesser extent Hecate, Lilith and Lucifer. She was also intrigued by the visionary potential of Kundalini yoga, out-of-the-body trance exploration and Aleister Crowley's Thelemic sex magick and combined all of these elements in her ritual activities. Pan's Daughter is the only biography of Rosaleen Norton and provides the most detailed and authoritative account of her magical beliefs and practices. First published in Britain by Mandrake in 1993, it is now reissued in a revised and expanded edition. "Brilliantly researched...outrageous and inspiring" Fiona Horne, author of Witch - A Personal Journey and Witch - A Magickal Year


Love Sex Fear Death

Filename: love-sex-fear-death.pdf
ISBN: 9781932595659
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Timothy Wyllie
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Love Sex Fear Death in PDF and EPUB The Process Church of the Final Judgment was the apocalyptic shadow side of the flower-powered ’60s and perhaps the most notorious cult of modern times. Hundreds of black-cloaked devotees, often wearing a satanic “Goat of Mendes” and a swastika-like mandala, swept the streets of London, New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Toronto, selling magazines and books with titles like Fear and Humanity is the Devil. And within the group’s “Chapters,” members would participate in “Midnight Meditations” beneath photographs of the Christ-like leader. Celebrities like Marianne Faithful, James Coburn, and Mick Jagger participated in Process publications, and Funkadelic, in its Maggot Brain album, reprinted Process’ “Fear Issue.” Process’ “Death Issue” interviewed the freshly-imprisoned Charles Manson leading to conspiracy hysteria in such books as Ed Sanders’ The Family and Maury Terry’s The Ultimate Evil. A lawsuit against Sanders’ Manson book led to the removal of its Process-themed chapter by Dutton. Love, Sex, Fear, Death is the shocking, surprising, and secretive inside story of The Process Church, which was later transformed into Foundation Faith of the Millennium, and most recently as the Utah-based animal sanctuary, Best Friends. Included will be text by Timothy Wyllie, a formative member of the Process and Foundation Faith organizations; interviews with other former Processeans; rare reproductions of Process magazines; never-before-seen photographs; and fascinating transcripts from holy books and legal actions. The special limited edition will be hardcover, signed, numbered, and slipcased, and it will include a facsimile edition of the notorious “Death Issue.”


Necronomicon Files

Filename: necronomicon-files.pdf
ISBN: 1578632692
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Number of pages: 342
Author: Daniel Harms
Publisher: Weiser Books

Download and read online Necronomicon Files in PDF and EPUB This work explores all the aspects of Necronomicon, from its first appearance in H.P. Lovecraft's science fiction to its ongoing pervasive appearance in cult and occult circles. It illuminates the depth of the creative process and the transformations of modern myth.


Virology

Filename: virology.pdf
ISBN: 9780470023860
Release Date: 2007-08-15
Number of pages: 358
Author: John Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Virology in PDF and EPUB Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authors have produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA’s proteins – all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelled to enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presents summary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.


The Moonchild

Filename: the-moonchild.pdf
ISBN: 0877281475
Release Date: 1970
Number of pages: 336
Author: Aleister Crowley
Publisher: Weiser Books

Download and read online The Moonchild in PDF and EPUB This is a novel by Crowley about a magical war between a white lodge ( led by Iff ) and a black lodge ( led by Douglas ) over an unborn child, the "moonchild" of the title, with the action moving between London, Paris and a villa in Naples. It was written in 1917 in New Orleans.


Aleister Crowley

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ISBN: UOM:39015013498392
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Harpercollins

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Magic in the Modern World

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ISBN: 9780271079875
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Number of pages: 216
Author: Edward Bever
Publisher: Penn State Press

Download and read online Magic in the Modern World in PDF and EPUB This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic have worked to legitimize their practices through an overt embrace of evolving forms such as esotericism and supernaturalism. Taking a two-track approach, this book explores the complex dynamics of the construction of the modern self and its relation to the modern preoccupation with magic. Essays examine how modern “rational” consciousness is generated and maintained and how proponents of both magical and scientific traditions rationalize evidence to fit accepted orthodoxy. This book also describes how people unsatisfied with the norms of modern subjectivity embrace various forms of magic—and the methods these modern practitioners use to legitimate magic in the modern world. A compelling assessment of magic from the early modern period to today, Magic in the Modern World shows how, despite the dominant culture’s emphatic denial of their validity, older forms of magic persist and develop while new forms of magic continue to emerge. In addition to the editors, contributors include Egil Asprem, Erik Davis, Megan Goodwin, Dan Harms, Adam Jortner, and Benedek Láng.


ABC for Book Collectors

Filename: abc-for-book-collectors.pdf
ISBN: 1584561122
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 232
Author: John Carter
Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library

Download and read online ABC for Book Collectors in PDF and EPUB John Carter's classic ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc. -- Book Jacket.


Demons of the Flesh

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ISBN: 184068061X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 398
Author: Nikolas Schreck
Publisher:

Download and read online Demons of the Flesh in PDF and EPUB In the first comprehensive and unflinching overview of the erotic initiation and sexual sorcery essential to the mysterious magical tradition known as the 'Left Hand Path', this complete guide covers an enormous array of taboo and previously forbidden practices. Penetrating the veil of secrecy and obscuring the ecstasies and dangers of a way of magic that can be a powerful instrument of psychic transmutation, this is a sometimes disturbing, always inspring study of the shadow side of eros.


The Key of the Abyss

Filename: the-key-of-the-abyss.pdf
ISBN: 9781430301608
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Number of pages: 360
Author: Anthony Testa
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online The Key of the Abyss in PDF and EPUB The Babalon Working In 1946, Jack Parsons went alone into the Mojave Desert and made contact with a force he identified as the Mother of Abominations in the Book of Revelation. Parsons recorded the event in what became one of the most notorious documents in the history of Western Occultism; Liber 49, the Book of Babalon. A star from heaven fallen 1n 1909 Aleister Crowley performed a ritual that mirrored an event described in the Book of Revelation; the opening of the Abyss. He spoke the words that evoked the Abyss, allowing the Demon Choronzon to manifest on Earth for the first time in recorded history. The Black Pilgrimage With Liber 49 as his guide, Parsons began a series of ritual experiments that would continue throughout the remainder of his tragic life. In 1949 he went "into the Sunset" to the edge of the universe and there received the Secret of Secrets, the Key to the Abyss. Includes Concorance with English Kabbalah values for Liber Al vel Legis and Liber 49