On 25/09/2010 20:31, Kenneth Rees wrote:

It's an interesting journey - perhaps more so if  never before encountered -
usually told from the perspective of Jack Parsons - of which there are 
two very good biographies
"Strange Angel" & "Love and Rockets" - h
e was the founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab as well as a disciple of 
Aleister Crowley et al -
Her images from Kenneth Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure dome are 
iconic (at least so for Thelemites)
but there is a lot more to tell and often magical women's biography gets 
less attention than the male founders of magical styles ??
Its also a commentary on chaotic lifestyles and thelema?



> Hi Mogg,
> this looks really interesting!  I must confess to have never heard of 
> her. Presumably there are several pics in the book and examples of her 
> work...
> Ken
> --- On *Sat, 25/9/10, mandrake /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
>     From: mandrake <[log in to unmask]>
>     Subject: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] Wormwood Star - The Magickal Life
>     Of Marjorie Cameron was: no posts?!
>     To: [log in to unmask]
>     Date: Saturday, 25 September, 2010, 8:29
>     Ken
>     Dont think there's a technical problem - but here's something to
>     think about
>     Wormwood Star - The Magickal Life Of Marjorie Cameron By Spencer Kansa
>     isbn 978-1-906958-08-4, £12.99, 250pp, illustrated
>     In the first ever biography written about her, Wormwood Star
>     traces the
>     extraordinary life of the enigmatic artist Marjorie Cameron
>     (1922-1995),
>     one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from the American
>     Underground art world and film scene.
>     Illuminating her early childhood and wartime experiences, the book
>     also
>     offers a fresh perspective on her role in the infamous Babalon
>     Working
>     magick rituals, that were conducted by her husband, the maverick
>     rocket
>     scientist and Aleister Crowley disciple, Jack Parsons, and the future
>     founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard.
>     Following Parsons death in 1952 from a chemical explosion, Cameron
>     inherited her husband’s magickal mantle and embarked on a lifelong
>     spiritual quest, a journey reflected in the otherworldly images she
>     depicted, many of them drawn from the Elemental Kingdom and astral
>     plane.
>     As well as her artistry, the biography also takes an in-depth look at
>     Cameron’s film appearances, and features reminisces from the many
>     artists, poets and moviestar friends she inspired along the way.
>     With so
>     much of her life and work shrouded in mystery, Wormwood Star sheds
>     new
>     light on this most remarkable artist and elusive occult icon.
>     Wormwood Star chronicles the fascinating life of a most extraordinary
>     artist and occult icon
>     Publishers
>     PO Box 250, Oxford, OX1 1AP
>     +44 1865 243671
>     homepages:
> <>
> <>
>     On 24/09/2010 21:02, Kenneth Rees wrote:
>>     Hi Dave,
>>     I received no mails from the ASM forum for quite a few days now.
>>     Could there be a problem somewhere along the line?
>>     best,
>>     Ken