Today I listened to a podcast by California ceremonial magician Carroll “Poke” Runyon about Jack Parsons, himself a magician and rocket scientist of the 1940s.
Runyon argues that the Babalon Working of 1946 in which Parsons participated prefigured on the astral plane the rise of Goddess-centered contemporary Paganism in North America.
If you are not familiar with this corner of American occult history, including Parsons’ connections with L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, Philip K. Dick, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the podcast will bring you up to speed.
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Allen T. Greenfield was talking about this in the early 1990s in Green Egg Magazine.
That rings a bell. And of course Poke Runyon was writing in Green Egg too. Pre-Web, Green Egg was the place.
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