Friday, May 26, 2017

Appearances


Arwine, John

  • An Annapolis classmate of Robert Heinlein’s who resigned before graduation and went into publicity work. 1
  • A friend of L. Ron Hubbard’s. 2

Cameron, Marjorie

Campbell, John W.

Crowley, Aleister

de Camp, Lyon Sprague

Germer, Karl

  • Wikipedia: Karl Germer
  • Crowley named him his “personal agent and representative in the United States of America12
  • Outer Head of the Order of the Ordo Templi Orientis, 1947 – 1962
  • Claimed in a September 1942 letter to Jane Wolfe that “I have never, in an outer formality, been initiated either into the A…A… nor the O.T.O. for that matter.” 12

Goldstone, Lou

  • Science fiction illustrator. Brought Hubbard to the Agape Lodge in August 1945. 14

Heinlein, Robert A.

Himmel, Nieson

Hubbard, L. Ron

Jameson, Vida

Laning, Cal

  • Annapolis classmate and friend of Robert A. Heinlein

Leffingwell, Roy

  • Agape Lodge Master after Jack Parsons stepped down. 19

McMurtry, Grady

Northrup-Hubbard, Sara

Parsons, Jack

Parsons-Smith, Helen

  • First wife of Jack Parsons. Sister (perhaps half-sister) of Sara Northrup. 21, 22
  • Married Wilfred T. Smith.

Rogers, Alva

  • Resident at the Agape Lodge.23

Schneider, Max

  • Co-founded the Agape Lodge in Pasadena with Wilfred T. Smith 24
  • In plans for the future of the OTO, Schneider discussed as a potential leader for a lodge in Beverly Hills. 25
  • Translated Crowley’s Book of the Law. 24
  • “He was an IX°, thus in possession of Crowley’s “Emblems and Modes of Use”24

Scoles, A. B.

  • Annapolis classmate of Robert A. Heinlein28
  • Director of the first Dianetics operation in Los Angeles in 1950.29

Smith, Wilfred T.

  • Agape Lodge Master before Jack Parsons. 3031
  • Charter member of Agape Lodge #1, Vancouver, Canada. 32
  • Married Helen Parsons.

Symonds, John

  • Wikipedia: John Symonds
  • Crowley’s literary executor
  • Author of  The Magic of Aleister Crowley (1958), The King of the Shadow Realm (1989) and The Beast 666 (1997). 33

Van Vogt, A.E.

  • Early Dianeticist
  • Cybernetics

Williamson, Jack

Winter, Joseph Augustus

Wolfe, Jane

Yorke, Gerald

Notes

  1. See Heinlein’s Dedications.
  2. See The Revolt of the American Nuclear Physicists.
  3. “Briefly, Parsons was attempting to invoke and incarnate an Elemental or Familiar Spirit … a ‘Moonchild’ in the purest sense.” Cornelius, J. E., Ed. (2005). In The Name Of The Beast A Biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Berkeley, RedFla.
  4. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets, Feral House (p. 130)
  5. “Upon her honorable discharge from the service in 1945, she moved to Pasadena where her parents were then living and where she became a fashion illustrator and perhaps attended art classes. Disillusioned with mainstream culture, she became an enthusiastic supporter of jazz, frequenting the black clubs on Central Avenue. Her life was forever changed, however, when an old Navy friend took her to the home of Jack Parsons. Instantly struck by Cameron’s dramatic red hair and intriguing looks, Parsons was convinced she was his “Scarlet Woman,” the incarnation of what he had been searching for in his “sexual magick” experiments.” http://www.cameron-parsons.org/cameron.html
  6. “Marjorie Cameron, born in Belle Plain, Iowa on April 23rd 1922. She had recently been released from the Navy where she worked as a mapmaker for top military commanders, later termed the Joint Chiefs of Staff.” Cornelius, J. E., Ed. (2005). In The Name Of The Beast A Biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Berkeley, RedFla.
  7. “Cameron had served in the WAVES during WWII, at which time she had been stationed in Washington, D.C. She had also served as an aide to the Joint Chiefs of Staff there, after entering the Navy as an Apprentice Seamen on December 9, 1942 at Chicago, Illinois. She was honorably discharged from Washington, D.C., as a photographer on November 16, 1945, after which she moved to Los Angeles, where one of her Navy friends took her to Agape Lodge. Interestingly, Cameron, Hubbard and Heinlein were all in the Navy. A Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the FBI had no file on her.” Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons, Feral House.
  8. Wikipedia: History of Dianetics
  9. Ref. Wonder’s Child by Jack Williamson: http://www.xenu.net/archive/oca/wonders.html
  10. Published Hubbard’s “The Analytical Mind” in Astounding Science Fiction Vol. XLVI, No. 2, October 1950.  Ref. Hubbard, L. R. (1950, 2 October). The Analytical Mind. The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed. Vol. I, pp. 37-51). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
  11. Campbell apparently told Jack Williamson that he was the Treasurer of the (Dianetics) Foundation. Ref. Wonder’s Child.
  12. http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/white.htm
  13. http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/white.htm
  14. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons, Feral House (p.101)
  15. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons, Feral House (p.103)
  16. See The Worlds of L. Ron Hubbard Part 2 by Frederick Pohl
  17. See Obituary Malcom Jameson; also here.
  18. TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 3 pages, dated 15 January 1947, to William J. Holt, “Inside Information” Office, The Saturday Evening Post, signed “Robert A. Heinlein.”
  19. Cornelius, J. E., Ed. (2005). In The Name Of The Beast A Biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Berkeley, RedFla. (p. 101)
  20. In the Name of the Beast A biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, a disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley by J.Edward Cornelius (p. 98)
  21. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons, Feral House (p.93)
  22. Wedding date: April 26, 1935. Pendle, G. (2005) Strange Angel The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, Orlando, Harcourt
  23. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets, Feral House (p. 102)
  24. http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/sunrise/book.htm
  25. Cornelius, J. E., Ed. (2005). In The Name Of The Beast A Biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Berkeley, RedFla. (p. 98)
  26. http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/sunrise/book.htm
  27. http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/sunrise/book.htm
  28. Sprague de Camp wrote, “After Pearl Harbor, early in 1942, I joined the Navy as a reserve officer. Bob Heinlein had an Annapolis classmate, Cdr. A.B.  Scoles with whom he had kept up. Scoles had been appointed director of the Materials Laboratory of the Naval Air Material Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Scoles wanted to lure to his unit a few Science fiction authors with technical back-grounds, to see what they could do.” Retrieved 24 January 2011 from http://www.spacekb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/space-history/2801/Heinlein-s-Role-in-Pressure-Suits
  29. HCOPL Financial Planning Tips; HCOPL Legal and Dissemination; HCOPL: Income Flows and Pools Principles of Money Management.
  30. Carter, J. (1999) Sex and Rockets, Feral House.
  31. J. E., Ed. (2005). In The Name Of The Beast A Biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Berkeley, RedFla.
  32. Ordo Templi Caliphate History of Ordo Templi Orientis by Sabazius X° and AMT IX°.
  33. (Telegraph UK obit.)