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The Trippy Art (and Trippier Life) of Occult Artist Marjorie Cameron

After the war, Cameron moved to the Los Angeles area to join her family, who had moved there in the interim. While at the unemployment office, Cameron ran into an old acquaintance who asked her to drop by the house of a “mad scientist” that he wanted her to meet. That mad scientist was Jack Parsons, and his home was the Agape Lodge, which Cameron described as huge house that had supposedly been built by Anheuser-Busch. It was the U.S. outpost of the Ordo Tempi Orientis, a secret society run by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Parsons and Cameron instantly fell in love, spending two straight weeks together holed up inside the “lodge” in Parsons’ bed, which he claimed once belonged to Cardinal Borgia. Soon, the pair were married in a civil ceremony on October 19, 1946 in San Juan Capistrano.Not long before his wedding to Cameron, Parsons had begun associating with…
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