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Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by John Carter - First Edition - 2000 - from Zed Books (SKU: x01639)

Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons

Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by John Carter - First Edition - 2000 - from Zed Books (SKU: x01639)
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Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons

by John Carter

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ISBN 10
0922915563
ISBN 13
9780922915569
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Venice: Feral House, 2000. 8vo. 229 pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

Synopsis

In his short 37 years, John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons embodied at least several different roles in one tormented but glorious life.By day, Parsons' unorthodox genius created a solid rocket fuel that helped the Allies win World War II and NASA send spacecraft to the moon. Co-founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corporation, a lunar crater was named after Parsons.By night, Parsons called himself The Antichrist when he performed Aleister Crowley's Thelemic rituals to create a new sort of human being that would finally destroy Christianity.In a Pasadena mansion, the dark, handsome Parsons hosted soirees for the emerging literature of science fiction, visited by writers such as Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and none other than L. Ron Hubbard, who later founded the Church of Scientology. With Hubbard playing his "Scribe", Parsons enacted dark "Babalon" rituals to help foment a new occult age. Jack Parsons died suddenly in a huge, mysterious explosion that even today cannot be definitively explained. Was it murder? Suicide? Or just an accident?

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Bookseller
Zed Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
x01639
Title
Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons
Author
John Carter
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0922915563
ISBN 13
9780922915569
Publisher
Feral House
Place of Publication
Venice
Date published
2000

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