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The Babalon
Babalon
Working was a series of magic ceremonies or rituals performed from January to March, 1946 by author, pioneer rocket-fuel scientist, and occultist Jack Parsons and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.[1] This ritual was essentially designed to manifest an individual incarnation of the archetypal divine feminine called Babalon. The project was based on the ideas of Aleister Crowley, and his description of a similar project in his 1917 novel Moonchild.[2]

Contents

1 The Babalon
Babalon
Working rituals 2 The Book of Babalon, Liber 49 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

The Babalon
Babalon
Working rituals[edit] When Parsons declared that the first of the series of rituals was complete and successful, he almost immediately met Marjorie Cameron
Marjorie Cameron
in his own home, and regarded her as the elemental that he and Hubbard had called through the ritual.[3] Soon Parsons began the next stage of the series, an attempt to conceive a child through sexual magic workings. Although no child was conceived, this did not affect the result of the ritual to that point. Parsons and Cameron, who Parsons now regarded as the Scarlet Woman - Babalon
Babalon
- called forth by the ritual, soon married. The rituals performed drew largely upon rituals and sex magic described by English author and occult teacher Aleister Crowley. Crowley was in correspondence with Parsons during the course of the Babalon
Babalon
Working, and warned Parsons of his potential overreactions to the magic he was performing, while simultaneously deriding Parsons' work to others.[4] The Book of Babalon, Liber 49[edit] A brief text entitled The Book of Babalon, or Liber 49, was written by Jack Parsons as a transmission from the goddess or force called Babalon
Babalon
received by him during the Babalon
Babalon
Working.[5] Parsons claimed that Liber 49 constituted a fourth chapter of Crowley's Liber AL Vel Legis (The Book of the Law), the holy text of Thelema.[6] See also[edit]

Babalon Goddess movement Libri of Aleister Crowley Scientology and the occult Sex magic Works of Aleister Crowley

References[edit]

^ Urban, Hugh B. (2011). The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion. Princeton University Press. pp. 39–42. ISBN 9780691146089. The aim of Parson's " Babalon
Babalon
Working" was first to identify a female partner who would serve as his partner in esoteric sexual rituals; the partner would then become the vessel for the "magickal child" or "moonchild," a supernatural offspring that would be the embodiment of ultimate power.... According to Parson's account of March 2–3, 1946, Hubbard channeled the voice of Babalon, speaking as the beautiful but terrible lady....  ^ Urban, Hugh B. (2006). "The Beast with Two Backs". Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, And Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism. University of California Press. pp. 135–137. ISBN 9780520247765. The ultimate goal of these operations, carried out during February and March 1946, was to give birth to the magical being, or "moonchild," described in Crowley's works. Using the powerful energy of IX degree Sex Magick, the rites were intended to open a doorway through which the goddess Babalon
Babalon
herself might appear in human form.  ^ Pendle, George (2006). Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 263–271. ISBN 9780156031790.  ^ Sutin, Lawrence (2002). Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley. Macmillan. pp. 412–414. ISBN 9780312252434.  ^ Pendle, George (2006). Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 263–271. ISBN 9780156031790.  ^ Nichols, Larry A.; George Mather; Alvin J. Schmidt (2010). Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions: Revised and Updated Edition. Zondervan. pp. 1037–1038. ISBN 9780310866060. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Staley, Michael (1989). The Babalon
Babalon
Working in Starfire (Vol. 1, No. 3). London: BCM Starfire. The Book of Babalon
Babalon
from Sacred-Texts.com The Book of Babalon
Babalon
from Hermetic.com Kaos Magazine 14, dedicated to Babalon
Babalon
Working.

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Personalities

Aleister Crowley Kenneth Anger Allan Bennett Émile Brugsch Mary Butts Marjorie Cameron Lon Milo DuQuette J. F. C. Fuller Karl Germer Kenneth Grant Allen H. Greenfield Lady Frieda Harris Leah Hirsig Christopher Hyatt Hymenaeus Beta Augustus Sol Invictus Charles Stansfeld Jones George Cecil Jones Carl Kellner Rose Edith Kelly Grady McMurtry Marcelo Ramos Motta Victor Benjamin Neuburg Jack Parsons Israel Regardie Theodor Reuss C.F. Russell Wilfred Talbot Smith Leila Waddell
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The Book of the Law
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