Aleister Crowley, This Was Your Life

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It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment.
–Aleister Crowley, “Moonchild”

I’ve found that if you do enough research on conspiracy theories or the occult, all roads link back to Crowley. Magician, poet, author, mountain-climber, yoga practitioner, drug-addict, and occasional maniac, Crowley was one of the decisive influences on modern Western occult philosophy and practice. (And it’s pronounced “Croly,” by the way.)

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An Alternate History Of Jack Parsons, Part 4: The Once And Future Jack Parsons

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The world, though, was not ready for Jack Parsons.
–Peter Levenda, “Sinister Forces Book One”

And so here we have John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons, who essentially fulfilled the Horus mission by giving humanity the building blocks they needed to go to the stars. He was like Prometheus, like Enki…like Lucifer, bringing the fire of enlightenment to humanity.

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An Alternate History Of Jack Parsons, Part 3: Finding Babalon

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BABALON is too beautiful
for sight of mortal eyes
She has hidden her loveliness away
in lonely midnight skies…
—Jack Parsons, “The Book Of Babalon”

Jack Parsons eventually made it his life’s work to search for Babalon—the powerful elemental female force who rocks the universe.

He found her…but probably not where it is commonly believed he did. At least according to the alternate history.

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An Alternate History Of Jack Parsons, Part 2: The Beast And The Geek

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When I ordered the hit on you, I was worried that I was killing the golden goose. But, you see, it was just fate that you survived it, leaving one last golden egg to give. You really think that just because you have an idea, it belongs to you? Your father, he helped give us the atomic bomb. Now what kind of world would it be today if he was as selfish as you?
–Obadiah Stane, “Iron Man”

I. THE BEAST AND THE GEEK

The very best scenario—if you are so inclined—is that you are the “New Messiah.” The second best scenario is that you are the exclusive prophet of the New Messiah.

A far more troubling scenario is one in which you are the prophet of the New Messiah, but consider him to be somewhat “beneath” you—you consider him to be a punk, a nerd, a neurotic, a weakling, somebody unworthy of the title.

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