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  The Curious Story of Jack Parsons

Art Posted by <Libanus> on Monday January 14, @11:56AM
from the naked-launch dept.

This website has been up for quite a while and it's certain that some of you may have seen it already. Nevertheless, I'd like to bring it up here for discussion.

The Laissez Faire City Times, a sort of free-market/Libertarian web publication, has on its website an extended fictional story about Jack Parsons called "Jack Parsons and the Curious Origins of the American Space Program". Written by a man known only by the name “The Magician,” the story is about a character named Frank who plunges himself into a wild and surreal ride investigating the Occult, Parsons, his life, and his death. The author obviously has a generous amount of scholarship concerning Parsons and this shows up in the work. He also throws in generous amounts of humor with chapter titles like “Axe Me No Questions” and “Sex and the Single Succubus”. There is also a televangelist named “Oral Jerry Swagger”.

The author now has 22 chapters and apparently is updating the story at irregular intervals. Judging from strategically placed links in the story, I'm wondering whether or not the story is just a vehicle for selling books that might be of interest to Libertarian-minded people. Take a look and see what you think. The story is entertaining if anything.


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**Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons**
by <Montana> on Saturday January 19, @10:39AM

Hi Libanus,

i hit this website with this story about Jack Parsons too and found it's brilliant and really fun to read. Latley i talked with Author/Magician Stephen Mace about Parsons and he told me his father worked with him and that he knew “Pasons was a memeber of some sort of sex cult” whats kind of funny if you know the books by Stepehen Mace…
I heard about there's a film to be produced about the story of parsons maybe “the magus” is in a way linked to this script?
93's
Montana (Berlin /Grmany)


**Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons**
by <Montana> on Saturday January 19, @10:44AM

Hi Libanus,

i hit this website with this story about Jack Parsons too and found it's brilliant and really fun to read. Latley i talked with Author/Magician Stephen Mace in an interview for a german Magick - magazine about Parsons and he told me that his
father worked with him and that he knew “Pasons was a memeber of some sort of sex cult” what's
kind of funny if you know the books by Stepehen Mace…
I heard about there's a film to be produced about the story of Parsons maybe “the magus” is in a way linked to this script?

93's
Montana (Berlin /Grmany)


**Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons**
by <Mordecai> on Saturday January 19, @04:40PM

I was told recently that experimental filmmaker (Tribulation 99, Sonic Outlaws, Spectres of the Spectrum, etc.) Craig Baldwin's latest film (I don't know the name) has a section that deals with Jack Parsons. If anyone has seen it, I'd be interested to know their reaction.


**Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons**
by Alcofribas Nasier on Thursday January 24, @01:04PM

I've recently gotten some email questions about Jack Parsons and I was wondering if anyone here could help me out. What was the name of the short film that was made a few years ago about Parsons, and what was the name of the JPL historian who appeared in it?

In compensation for these unreasonable requests, I offer up this link to Jack Parson's FOIA files, which some of you may not yet have seen.


Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons\\
by <Libanus> on Saturday January 26, @01:57AM
If it isn't the film that Mordecai mentioned above, then I'm not sure of which film you're referring to. I found this site dating from late 2000 talking about a script for Don Murphy's and Susan Montford's (the same folks that did Natural Born Killers) film adaptation of Carter's book (which does not yet seem to have materialized), but this is all I can find. Do you have any more info about it?\\
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Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons\\
by Alcofribas Nasier on Saturday January 26, @02:18PM
Different film. It had R. A. Wilson, who gave a cheesy plug for his then-new conspiracy theory book, and it was shown on videotape at Thelema Lodge on Parsons' birthday.\\
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  • |Re: The Curious Story of Jack Parsons\\
    by <Mordecai> on Saturday January 26, @06:06PM
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    I remember the film, but neither its name nor the name of the JPL guy, who seemed quite taken with stories of Parsons' “double life”. John would surely know.\\
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