Category : Thelema

Science and sex cults: rocketeer Jack Parsons hits the small screen | The Guardian

Making a television show is grueling, expensive and time-consuming, but it isn’t rocket science. Sometimes, though, as Mark Heyman points out, it’s pretty darn close. Heyman is referring to Strange Angel, a new series about the bizarre life of Jack Parsons, known in aeronautical circles as the father of modern day rocketry and to others as the Thelemite occultist who crossed paths with self-proclaimed prophet Aleister Crowley and Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard.

Strange Angel Review: Jack Parsons Gets TV Treatment on CBS All Access – Variety

The story of Jack Parsons — the very real rocket scientist upon which “Strange Angel” is based — is a bizarre combination of ego and ambition that quite literally blew up in his face, when a chemical experiment exploded and killed him in 1952 when he was just 37 years old. Parsons was fascinated by all things considered fantastical, whether that be traveling to the moon or the Los Angeles occult scene that eventually became his stomping grounds.

Homeland star Rupert Friend, Jack Reynor seen in first look at Strange Angel

Prepare to be intrigued — your first look at the upcoming CBS All Access series Strange Angel is here. The drama, inspired by a true story and based on the novel Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendle, stars Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Jack Parsons, a smart and ambitious blue-collar worker in 1930s Los Angeles. The show follows his exploits from his early days starting out as a janitor at a chemical factory with fantastical dreams that ultimately lead him to create the unknown discipline of American rocketry.

Antti Balk: The Law of Thelema – Aleister Crowley’s Philosophy of True Will

Very excited to hear of the availability of the latest from Antti Balk, author of one of my favourite books, Balderdash. This 646-page work, The Law of Thelema: Aleister Crowley’s Philosophy of True Will, will, I’m sure, be just as compelling.

Strange History Of Stele Of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu – ‘Stele Of Revealing’ Gave Birth To Thelema, A New Religion | Ancient Pages

Stele of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu is an ancient Egyptian artifact that is also known as the “Stele of Revealing”. Made of wood and covered with a painted plaster gesso, the stele was discovered in 1858 by François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette at the mortuary temple of the Dynasty 18 Pharaoh Hatshepsut, located at Dayr al-Bahri, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the… Read more »