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Marjorie Cameron Parsons
Born 1922
Belle Plaine, Iowa, USA
Died 1995
Los Angeles, California, USA


Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995) 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.

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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.

Cameron left the Navy after World War Two and moved to Pasadena where she met Parsons after 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 any of the participants personally), 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 and incarnation of Babalon by Parsons, and later claimed this identity for herself, saying she had given birth to a spiritual child.[4]

She played a prominent role in Kenneth Anger's film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, again as the Scarlet Woman. She also appeared in the films of Curtis Harrington, including his 1955 documentary, The Wormwood Star, which focused on Cameron and her artwork,[7] and Night Tide (1961).

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  1. ^ [1] Joan D'Arc, Phenomenal World, Book Tree, 2000, ISBN 1585091286, p.133
  2. ^ [2] Butler, Brian. Book of Lies. The Disinformation Company, 2003, ISBN 097139427X p.207
  3. ^ [3] Knowles, Christopher (2007) Our Gods Wear Spandex p.98
  4. ^ a b 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

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