April 23, 1922 – June 24, 1995
Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel had her magickal interest piqued by Jack Parsons whom she met at ‘The Parsonage’. The meeting was not long after Jack took part in a ritual to bring forth an ‘elemental’ woman. Cameron, with her striking red hair and blue eyes was regarded by him as this woman. The instant relationship that transpired included sex magic that was part of the Babalon Working, the rite invoking the birth of Thelemite goddess Babalon on Earth in human form.
After Jack died in 1952, Cameron continued with her magickal rituals which included astral work and blood rituals to communicate with his spirit. She later believed that the explosion that killed him was deliberate.
Ever the explorer and interesting character, she continued her pursued Tai Chi and Neo-Shamanic practice. Her spiritual interests were clearly broad and her faith in Thelemic ideas expounded by Crowley continued throughout her life.
When she died at the age of 73 in 1995, she underwent Thelemic last rites, administered by a high priestess of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
Strange Angel currently showing on CBS!
The pioneering rocket engineer and dedicated Thelemite Jack Parsons is back in the public eye thanks to CBS TV show ‘Strange Angel‘. The first series currently airing is wonderfully lurid and watchable! I wonder when Marjorie Cameron will make an appearance.
CBS describe thusly: Jack Parsons, a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.