Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons

Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons

English | March 10, 2005 | ISBN: 0922915970, 0922915563 | EPUB | 239 Pages | 8.5 MB

Jack Parsons was a brilliant scientist whose innovations in solid rocket fuel were responsible for Allied air victories in WWII as well as early advances in space flight. A cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, he was honored by NASA for his accomplishments when they named a moon crater after him.

But outside the laboratory, Parsons immersed himself in a shadowy world unknown to his professional colleagues ĘC a world where Parsons practiced occult rituals with his mentor, Aleister Crowley, a self-professed Antichrist. When Parsons befriended L. Ron Hubbard, who later ran off with Parsons's money and his wife, his life became even more peculiar. Ultimately, his increasingly obsessive experiments ĘC he aimed to create a creature with magical powers ĘC sparked a chemical explosion that killed him.


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