There are few modern love stories as passionate and poignant as the relationship between rocket scientist Jack Parsons and his artist lover, Marjorie Cameron. At once a muse, occult student and primal force of nature – a woman he proclaimed as his ‘elemental’ in a letter to Aleister Crowley – Cameron fascinated, troubled and inspired Parsons.
Songs for the Witch Woman is a project born from this turbulent love story. A series of poems written by Parsons reveal his feelings toward his often absent lover. And beside these words are images from the hand of Cameron, illustrating and echoing the intimate themes.
I have questions here. HEAPS of questions.
Marvel “Jack” Parsons was a Rocket Scientist and aspiring Shaman. He had this mad love affair with a beautiful Witch. He had no formal education but founded the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. He was clearly Hot. He was embezzled by L.Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. He was investigated by the F.B.I. for witchcraft and/or being a spy. He believed in free love.
How come i have never heard of him till now and how come this is not a major movie?
I mean, god. Okay so Marvel (top points also for epic actual first name) was Libra, with Gemini Rising and Moon in Pisces. He had an exact Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Aquarius. He died in a “mysterious explosion” that is, of course, the subject of conspiracy theories.
Marjorie Cameron – whose sensational work is about to be exhibited in her hometown L.A. – was Taurus and a beauty, with a spectacular Moon-Lilith-Uranus conjunction in Pisces (that clearly blew Parsons mind) and Pluto on her North Node in Kataka. THESE PEOPLE! Some of her work…thoughts?