Satan Wants You

by Arthur Lyons

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" The basis for the new Aeon was to be the "Law of Thelema," thelema being the Greek word for "will". Its axioms were "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law", "Love is the law, love under will," and Every man and woman is a star," credos which precipitated a Crowley revival amid 1960's counterculturalists. Crowley began to search for a vehicle to spread his gospel, and in 1912 found it in a German secret society called Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O. The O.T.O had been founded at the beginning of the century by Karl Kellner, a rich German occultist and Freeman, who claimed to be following secret teachings dating back to the ubiquitous Templars. An early tract of the group proclaimed: "Our order possesses the KEY which opens up all the Masonic and Hermetic secrets, namely, the teaching of sexual magic, and this teaching explains, without exception, all the secrets of Freemasonry and all systems of religion."(Note 1) The O.T.O.s emphasis on sex in its rituals suited Crowley's personal tastes, and after an eventful meeting with Reuss, it was agreed that Crowley should take over as head of the British chapter. Crowley's brilliance, his penchant for poetry, and his unbounded lechery-- both homo- and heterosexual-- soon expanded the vistas of O.T.O. rituals. In 1920, with a small band of followers, Crowley moved into a farmhouse near Cefalu, Sicily, and founded his Abbey of Thelema, from which he hoped to see his gospel spread. It was here, away from the prying eyes of society, that he began to revive barbaric rites that had not been practiced since the the time of the Dionysian cults in ancient Greece. During one ritual in 1921, he induced a he-goat to copulate with his constant female companion and "Scarlet Woman", Leah Hirsig, then slit the animal's throat at the moment of orgasm. {more perverse rituals deleted} Crowley died in 1947, a poverty stricken drug addict, but several O.T.O. chapters survived him. One was the Church of Thelema in Pasadena California, under the leadership of rocket-propulsion scientist Jack Parsons, who had helped develop JATO (jet-assisted takeoff) during World War II. The church was a legacy of the Agape Lodge, started up in Hollywood by Wilfred Smith in the 1930's and frequented by the thrill-seeking movie-studio crowd. Squabbles within

1) King, Francis, Sexuality, magic and perversion, Seacaucus NJ Citadel 1972 p 97

Page 82 the lodge forced Smith to hand over stewardship of the group to his disciple, Parsons, who rechistened the lodge and moved into his own estate on the Pasadena's Millionaire Row, in the early 1940's.

It did not take long for for rumors to begin to circulate around the neighborhood of crazed sexual orgies and nightly procession of hooded, candle bearing figures around the Parsons grounds. The Brilliant but eccentric Parsons encountered his downfall in the personage of red-headed L Ron Hubbard science fiction writer and future founder of the pseudo-scientific Scientology movement (Note 2) It seems to have been Parson's friendship with Hubbard that spurred him to undertake what he considered his greatest magical feat--the attempt to bring the "Whore of Babylon" down from the Astral Plane and incarnate it in the womb of a living woman. On the first three days of March 1946, Parsons performed various incantations and had repeated sexual intercourse with a willing devotee while Hubbard acted as scribe. Upon hearing of Parson's project, a mystified Crowley wrote to the head of the his US O.T.O operation: "Apparently Parsons or Hubbard or somebody is producing a Moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts." Crowley did not have to worry, however. Parsons' "great experiment" failed to impregnate his earthly choice for Whore. To add insult to infertility, Hubbard shortly thereafter absconded with both Parson's girlfriend and $10,000 of his money. Parsons managed to catch up with Hubbard and recover as least part of the loot.

Note2: Scientology teaches that all personal problems and aberrations are the result of "engrams" or moments of unconsciousness caused by painful experiences and that once purged of the engrams through a program of analysis, one may become an " Operating Thetan" [O.T.] - a godlike being possessing superhuman powers.

for more information of the evils of Hubbards child Scientology see: