Sex-Cult Rocket Man – JSTOR Daily

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The appeal of the astral plane proved stronger [for Jack Parsons] than the pull of outer space. Parsons was even master of the Agape Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis, the Los Angeles headquarters of English occultist Aleister Crowley’s religion of Thelema—at least until Crowley “lost faith in Parsons” and had him removed as master.

With his occult fascinations, drug use, and his relationships with those who had communist connections in the 1930s, Parson’s FBI file marked him as one red hot potato. There was no chance he’d get back in the space race. His fellow “suicide squad” member Frank Malina was in fact Red-baited right out of the country. Meanwhile, former Nazi Party member Wernher von Braun became one of the leaders of the effort to put Americans on the Moon, his connections to slave labor and mass murder swept under the rocket’s red glare.

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The Wernher von Braun reference is just an attempt to add some moral outrage irony to the fact that yes, Professor Braun was an honorary member of the SS, and a former Nazi party member, as were the other German scientists involved in Rocketry. (Otto Rahn for example). This fact was NOT swept under the cover of “the rocket’s red glare.” He was controversial at the time and had to be “de-Nazified”. You forget to mention that the Soviets also had ex-Nazi scientists working for them.