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And Parsons, maybe he was into darker magick.
And I wanted to add that I don't personally see the occult roots of the space program here, but the science fiction roots of the space program. I think as much is also expressed by the interviewees in the OPs video.
Anyhow, that's enough of that for me for the time being, if you want to see a Jack Parsons analogue from essentially the same era Google "Don Blanding" and check out his art and poetry. No, they had nothing to do with one another, I am only trying to illustrate how particular times shape particular men and women and they in turn re-express the zeitgeist through art, literature, science and poetry.
It is the mystery of fashion and design (maybe an example would be my avatar, which is a crop of an image of an iphone case).
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For way more info about Parsons, Hubbard, etc.. and much more tangential information watch this lecture by author Peter Levenda:edit on 21-2-2014 by nitro67 because: (no reason given)
Parsons and Cameron had decided to travel to Mexico for a few months. On the day before they planned to leave, June 17, 1952, he received a rush order of explosives for a film set, and he began work on it at his house. In the midst of this project an explosion destroyed the lower part of the building, during which Parsons sustained fatal wounds including an amputated right forearm, a broken left arm, both legs broken, and a "gaping hole" in his jaw. Despite these critical injuries, Parsons was found conscious and groaning in pain by upstairs neighbors. He attempted to communicate with arriving emergency services, who rushed him to the Huntingdon Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead around 37 minutes after the explosion, aged 37
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Been interested in this particular subject for a few years now. Caught a youtube video about "Jack" a few years back and have been looking into research on him since. Its odd that someone so intwined into the formation of JPL and has his crater on the side of the moon we never see , is so steep into the occult "Black magic" of Alistar Crowley. The whole Mystery Babalon magic ritual in and of itself should give pause to most people as its implications indicate that he was trying to set into motion the end times prophecies of revelations.
Ok, some occult obsessed westerner did some initial work that helped create the JPL.
This is a cute factoid. Little more than that. I don't know what bearing it has on any science done today at JPL. And by the blatant erasure of his name from their history JPL has pretty much spoken their stance on it.
Today we're diving into a subject I find to be criminally unexplored in the conspiracy community: John "Jack" Whiteside Parsons. For those of you who aren't familiar with Mr. Parsons, he was an experimental rocket scientist whose work helped the United States win wars and reach the moon. He also performed black magic rituals with L. Ron Hubbard, declared himself to be the Antichrist and masturbated onto "magical" tablets in hopes of creating a "Moon Child" fit to live in outer space that would destroy and rebuild the world as we know it.
What's most remarkable about all of this is that the majority of it isn't conspiracy at all--Parsons' occult connections and bizarre proclivities are well documented historical facts. The greatest conspiracy lies in the fact that he his name is barely mentioned in science and history books despite his being an absolutely instrumental figure in the development of rocket science. When we toured Jet Propulsion Laboratories (one of the institutions he helped create) for the segment, every founder was mentioned by name except for him.
We had the pleasure of interviewing two authors of books on Parsons as well as L.A. historian Norman Klein for the segment (also look out for some very special footage of the late, great Robert Anton Wilson taken from a Parsons doc by YouTube user Cybervue). What have you guys heard about Parsons, and why do you think such a blatant (and true!) conspiracy hasn't been discussed more in our community? Let's get a good discussion going to prepare for next week's DTOM episode that dives deeper into the specifics of the Moon Child and Parsons' vision for the future, I'm really interested to hear what everyone has to say!