4.23.19: The Work Of The Wand

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“I’m the harbinger of the eschaton. I can also do project management.”
–Me

Welcome to Butterfly Language, a look at the world inside and outside my head!

The man on today’s post header is, of course, the ever-lovin’ Jack Parsons. I’ve talked about Jack quite a bit here…maybe too much, maybe not enough.

The trailer for season two of the TV show (loosely) based on his life, Strange Angel, has recently dropped:

This season, Jack apparently gets a sigil carved into his chest—you know, just like in real life!

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To briefly recap: Jack Parsons was a brilliant rocket scientist who was also into heavy occult stuff. He performed rituals in the desert with L. Ron Hubbard which, in the opinion of this writer, opened up “portals” allowing all types of extra/intra-dimensional entities to get through to out world (you know…just like in the first Avengers movie!).

While the Hubbard incident gets all the fame, it’s what happened later—after Parsons was blacklisted from his industry & his erstwhile friend stole his woman, money, and even boat (!)—that I think was even more important.

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As Parsons detailed in his Book Of The Antichrist:

Now it came to pass even as BABALON told me, for after receving Her Book I fell away from Magick, and put away Her Book and all pertaining thereto. And I was stripped of my fortune (the sum of about $50,000) and my house, and all I Possessed.

Then for a period of two years I worked in the world, recouping my fortune somewhat. But that was also taken from me, and my reputation, and my good name in my worldly work, that was in science.

And on the 31st of October, 1948, BABALON called on me again, and I began the last work, that was the work of the wand. And I worked for 17 days, until BABALON called me in a dream, and instructed me on an astral working. Then I reconstructed the temple, and began the Black Pilgrimage, as She instructed.

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does this look like a man who would have been irresponsible with magick?

So Parsons was basically throwing in everything including the kitchen sink at this point. Because…he had nothing to lose anymore.

We should also note that somewhere in all this, he took Aleister Crowley’s Oath of The Abyss—which is pretty heavy machinery, if you believe in all this hocus-pocus. Wrote Parsons: “And thereafter I returned and swore the Oath of the Abyss, having only the choice between madness, suicide, and that oath. But the Oath in no wise ameliorated that terror, and I continued in the madness and horror of the abyss for a season.”

Which is all to say…go watch the new season of Strange Angel…I’m not sure how very accurate it is, but it’s nice that Jack has his own TV show!

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Time for more republished links via yours truly…

First up are more reformatted journal entries. Many are for the same dates we are currently traveling through once again, and there’s probably some resonance there…

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11.10.16: Palm Tree Garden

1.31.17: The Pendulum Swings One Way, The Pendulum Swings The Other

4.19.18 B: Getting To Know You, 50 Questions

4.29.18: The Man With No Name

4.30.18: Witches’ Night

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5.2.18: The Cryptic Quatrains Of Nostradamus & Other Absurdities

5.4.18: Strategic Delusion™ For Beginners

5.7.18: Does THIS Look Like A Homicidal Maniac To You?

5.10.18: I Hate It Here

5.14.18: Prophecy Girl

5.15.18: A Synchromystic Symphony

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More Rabbit-Holy Goodness…

On This Day The World Didn’t End: The Harold Camping Story

USA Today Article Promises: “You Will Get Chipped”

The Spy Cats Of The CIA

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Uri Geller Claims He Was Hired By The CIA To Investigate The JFK Assassination

Six Degrees Of Frank Olson

The White Noise Of Violence In Pop-Culture

Has NASA Made It Easier For Aliens To Invade Earth?

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Ancient Grimoires…

The Voynich Manuscript Has Been Decoded! (Not?)

Dan Brown Paying To Digitize Ancient Occult Texts For The Public

The Ritman Library Digital Archive Of Occult Texts Is Online: Here’s Some Selections

Digitizing The Vatican Library

SCIENCE!!!!

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The Effect Of Smartphones On Dream Quality And Recall

Study: Computer Screens Mess With Sleep And Pineal Gland Function

“Shapeshifting” Bacteria Found On International Space Station

Does It Matter If The Shroud Of Turin Is Proven By Science Or Not?

Actual Science Confirms: Your Consciousness Continues After “Death”

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The Conclusion Of The Fabulous Bruno Borges Story…

Weird New Twists In Bruno Borges Case

Bruno Borges’ Family Makes Publishing Deal For His Decoded Books

Marketing Bruno Borges

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Bruno Borges Book Becomes Bestseller

Inside The Mind Of Bruno Borges (Possibly)

Bruno Borges Comes Home

Bruno Borges To Give Away TAC Books For Free After Friend Sues Him

“F” Is For Facebook (“T” Is For Tumblr)…

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Through A Facebook Darkly

Will Mark Zuckerberg Become President Of The U.S.?

Hey, Was My Facebook Info Shared With Cambridge Analytica???

The One Where Tumblr Sends Me An Email About All The Bots I Followed

And finally…Our Grand Dystopian Future!

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Suppose They Gave A Future And Nobody Cared?

Netflix Boss: Future Of Television May Be “Pharmacological”

The Great Self-Driving Car Conspiracy (Part 1 Of Possibly Many)

The U.S. Government Hypes The Driverless Car Once Again

Earthers Vs. Offworlders

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Key Self-Driving Car Bill Passes U.S. House Of Representatives

Will The Dawning Of The Tesla Trucks Mean The End Of The Truck Driver?

The 2nd Machine Age: Robots Set To Make up 30% Of Workforce by 2025

Technological Vs. Spiritual Evolution

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Have a good Tuesday, folks!

I know I will!

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