Thelema is a religion based on a philosophical law of the same name, adopted as a central tenet by some religious organizations. The law of Thelema is "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will." The law of Thelema was developed in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, an English writer and ceremonial magician. He believed himself to be the prophet of a new age, the Æon of Horus, based upon a spiritual experience that he and his wife, Rose Edith, had in Egypt in 1904. By his account, a possibly non-corporeal or "praeterhuman" being that called itself Aiwass contacted him and dictated a text known as The Book of the Law or Liber AL vel Legis, which outlined the principles of Thelema. An adherent of Thelema is a Thelemite.
The Thelemic pantheon includes a number of deities, primarily a trio adapted from ancient Egyptian religion, who are the three speakers of The Book of the Law: Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Crowley described these deities as a "literary convenience." The religion is founded upon the idea that the 20th century marked the beginning of the Aeon of Horus, in which a new ethical code would be followed; "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law". This statement indicates that adherents, who are known as Thelemites, should seek out and follow their own true path in life, known as their True Will. The philosophy also emphasizes the ritual practice of Magick.
The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun "will", from the verb "to will, wish, want or purpose." As Crowley developed the religion, he wrote widely on the topic, as well as producing more 'inspired' writing that he collectively termed The Holy Books of Thelema. He also included ideas from occultism, yoga and both Eastern and Western mysticism, especially the Qabalah.
Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) ('Order of the Temple of the East' or 'Order of Oriental Templars') is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th century. English author and occultist Aleister Crowley has become the best-known member of the order.
Originally it was intended to be modelled after and associated with European Freemasonry, such as Masonic Templar organizations, but under the leadership of Aleister Crowley, O.T.O. was reorganized around the Law of Thelema as its central religious principle. This Law—expressed as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and "Love is the law, love under will"—was promulgated in 1904 with the writing of The Book of the Law.
Similar to many secret societies, O.T.O. membership is based on an initiatory system with a series of degree ceremonies that use ritual drama to establish fraternal bonds and impart spiritual and philosophical teachings.
O.T.O. also includes the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (EGC) or Gnostic Catholic Church, which is the ecclesiastical arm of the Order. Its central rite, which is public, is called Liber XV, or the Gnostic Mass.
|Parsons with wife Marjorie Cameron, his ritualistic "Scarlet Woman"|
There was actually a theater production entitled 'Padadena Babalon'
L. Ron Hubbard
Babylon Working (long in-depth article)
MANDATE: Weird War - Jack Parsons and the Devil's Gate Dam
Outside Jet Propulsion Laboratories- at Devil's Gate Dam in Pasadena- we meet with Adam Gorightly and discuss Jack Whitesides Parsons- rocket sorcerer- his wife Marjorie Cameron- seminal LA-based artist and magickal muse- and L. Ron Hubbard- founder of Scientology. Adam discusses the Crowley-inspired Babalon Working- spanning Pasadena and the Mojave, tying up all three of them, and possibly the entire 20th century, in a chaotic magic ritual- opening up the floodgates on UFOes and 'alien' encounters over the following decades.
Adam describes connections with other contactees/unwitting ritual magicians and their strange ties to Parsons and Cameron- hinting at the supercharged occult network in California at that time.
BABALON WORKING Jack Parsons, hubbard, ect
The Babalon Working - Parsons, Crowley, Hubbard and UFO demons
Jack Parsons -- JPL, the Occult and L Ron Hubbard
Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, Jet Propulsion Lab,CERN and the pyramids!!
I don't really have an ending to this, but I can't help but think of two final loose ends. One is that it's possible that the work from Jack Parsons' exercise in "Thelemic/Mainstream Science" may have directly led to the work now being conducted by CERN with dark matter. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research; largely an international effort, started operation in 1954. Jack Parsons died in 1952. I believe that the dark occultists have now basically won this underground struggle, and use the Abrahamic religious vs. Atheism/secularist phony dialectic to deflect this a bit. However, in many ways they're now open about it for those who take their words and actions seriously... hidden in plain sight.
The second loose end is the dark side of all of this. The sordid history of Aleister Crowley, and others like Michael Aquino, are so bizarre that few would believe it. Metaphysics is just a part of what should be the definition of science. There are positive and negative aspects within this new frontier, and just because some have chosen to focus on the dark side of it doesn't dismiss the reality of this other world. CERN is proving that this "spirit world" (from our perspective) exists. They literally talk about it and perform elaborate rituals now for public consumption. It's likely that we need some help at this point in history... a divine providence.