2005: Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons was one Hell of a guy, and not just because he might have been the Antichrist. John Whiteside Parsons was born in 1914, a child of wealth and privilege in unholy Los Angeles. His father took a hike while Parsons was a teen, and like so many other kids, young Jack successfully summoned Satan to assuage his loneliness. Hey, haven’t we all been there? The departure of his father also left Parsons with an Oedipal fixation on his mother, according to his biography Love and Rockets (the author adds that later in life, Parsons is rumored to have filmed himself working through his complex through the novel approach of actually having sex with Mom). Parsons was a bit of a wunderkind in two key areas — the occult and rocket science. Parsons legitimate claim to fame was in the latter field. He was by all accounts a […] Read More

1996: Aleister Crowley and the LAM Statement

© 1996 By Ian Blake Thus far in my articles on the paranormal I have tried to convey an impression of pragmatism and common sense, dealing almost exclusively with the brain, its functions and — more especially — its dysfunctions. My aim has always been to explain various types of phenomena without explaining them away. Magic and the occult have been mentioned on a number of occasions, but only in passing, as a side issue, as it were. In the main I have confined myself to “armchair UFOlogy”, leaving the wider implications (magical, spiritual, etc.) to other, possibly more capable hands. It is a fact however, that one seldom gets very far in these areas without coming across occult doctrine in one form or another, usually updated and translated into “new age” jargon. In this article I intend to examine some of the more esoteric aspects of UFOlogy, hopefully […] Read More