FANDOM


Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (23 April 1922 – 24 June 1995) was an artist, occultist, actress, and wife of rocket pioneer and occultist Jack Parsons. Cameron played a major role in the 1946 Babalon Working ritual.

Early life

Cameron was born in 1922 in Belle Plaine, Iowa, and graduated from Davenport High School in 1940. She enlisted in the Navy and served drawing maps and working with photographs.

Occult and Parsons

Cameron left the Navy after World War Two and moved to Pasadena where she met Parsons after he performed the Babalon Working, an occult rite to manifest the Goddess potential in society and throughout the human race. He said that she was at his home when he returned, and he believed her to be the entity he and L. Ron Hubbard had conjured.[1] Cameron identified herself with the Scarlet Woman, as did those around her.[2]

After further magical workings together, Parsons, Hubbard and Cameron felt that they had conceived a Moonchild, as described in the novel of the same name by Aleister Crowley, although no physical child was born.[3] They were referring to a spiritual entity. Cameron said that she had an abortion after conceiving a child within two weeks of meeting Parsons, so clearly a physical child was not the aim.[4] Aleister Crowley thought that their workings were idiocy (although he never met Cameron), and some believers feel that Parsons, Hubbard, and Cameron had unleashed a magical force on the world,[5] the goddess Babalon.[6] Paradoxically, at times Cameron herself was referred to as an incarnation of Babalon by Parsons, and later claimed this identity for herself, saying she had given birth to a spiritual child.[4]

Art and acting

Like many women interested in magic, such as Ithell Colquhoun, Vali Myers, Rosaleen Norton and the surrealist Leonora Carrington, Cameron was also an artist. Her art depicts many images of an otherworldly nature drawn from the Elemental Kingdom and the astral plane.

She played a prominent role in Kenneth Anger's film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, again as the Scarlet Woman. She also appeared in two films of Curtis Harrington, his ten-minute 1956 portrait, The Wormwood Star, which focused on Cameron and her artwork,[7] The Wormwood Star[7] and Night Tide (1961), where she starred as a mysterious woman credited as 'Water Witch'. A brief excerpt from The Wormwood Star can be seen by searching YouTube under 'House of Harrington Part 1" - the excerpt runs from 6:19 to 7:04.

See also

Notes

  1. [1] Joan D'Arc, Phenomenal World, Book Tree, 2000, ISBN 1-58509-128-6, p.133
  2. [2] Butler, Brian. Book of Lies. The Disinformation Company, 2003, ISBN 0-9713942-7-X p.207
  3. [3] Knowles, Christopher (2007) Our Gods Wear Spandex p.98
  4. 4.0 4.1 Carter, J. Sex and Rockets, Feral House, 1999
  5. [4] Magia sexualis p.137
  6. [5] Cyberculture Counterconspiracy p.114
  7. [6] Book of Lies p.209

References

  • Carter, John with an introduction by Wilson, Robert Anton, Sex and Rockets, (1999) Feral House
  • Kansa, Spencer. Wormwood Star: The Magickal life of Marjorie Cameron Mandrake UK, 2009.

External links


Thelema
Important elements
Thelema and religion
Godforms
Organizations
Personalities
Thelemite texts
Magick and ritual
Other topics
Categories
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Marjorie Cameron, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Author(s): WOSlinker Search for "Marjorie Cameron" on Google
View Wikipedia's deletion log of "Marjorie Cameron"
Wikipedia-logo-v2

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Marjorie Cameron, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Author(s): Johnpacklambert Search for "Marjorie Cameron" on Google
View Wikipedia's deletion log of "Marjorie Cameron"
Wikipedia-logo-v2

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.