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WORMWOOD STAR - The Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron (tpb. 1st.)

KANSA, SPENCER

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ISBN 10: 1906958084 / ISBN 13: 9781906958084
Published by Mandrake of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2011
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Trade Paperback - 1st. Print - New - Wormwood Star traces the extraordinary life of Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995). Illuminating her early childhood and wartime experiences, the book also offers a fresh perspective on her role in the infamous Babalon Working magick rituals, that were conducted by her husband, the maverick rocket scientist and Aleister Crowley disciple, Jack Parsons, and the future founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard. Following Parsons death in 1952 from a chemical explosion, Cameron inherited her husband's magickal mantle and embarked on a lifelong spiritual quest, a journey reflected in the otherworldly images she depicted, many of them drawn from the Elemental Kingdom and astral plane. As well as her artistry, the biography also takes an in-depth look at Cameron's film appearances, and features reminisces from the many artists, poets and movie star friends she inspired along the way. Bookseller Inventory # 005375

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Title: WORMWOOD STAR - The Magickal Life of ...

Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the first ever biography written about her, Wormwood Star traces the extraordinary life of the enigmatic artist Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995), one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from the American Underground art world and film scene. Illuminating her early childhood and wartime experiences, the book also offers a fresh perspective on her role in the infamous Babalon Working magick rituals, that were conducted by her husband, the maverick rocket scientist and Aleister Crowley disciple, Jack Parsons, and the future founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard. Following Parsons death in 1952 from a chemical explosion, Cameron inherited her husband's magickal mantle and embarked on a lifelong spiritual quest, a journey reflected in the otherworldly images she depicted, many of them drawn from the Elemental Kingdom and astral plane. As well as her artistry, the biography also takes an in-depth look at Cameron's film appearances, and features reminiscences from the many artists, poets and movie star friends she inspired along the way. With so much of her life and work shrouded in mystery, Wormwood Star sheds new light on this most remarkable artist and elusive occult icon.

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"I was left very impressed with Spencer Kansa's treatment of Cameron. This  compassionate yet balanced portrayal makes Cameron's legendary status undeniable and understandable. This story really did need to be told once and for all, so hats off to him for doing it." Zeena Schreck, co-author Demons of the Flesh. 

"Wormwood Star is a fascinating and very, very well-researched look into Cameron's perplexingly strange life.  As a reader and longtime admirer of Cameron's work, I'm grateful for the attention Spencer Kansa paid to detail." Richard Metzger, DangerousMinds.com

"Wormwood Star describes a magickal woman and artist, not as a tragedy but as a true Babalon. A woman and creative being in her own right who, rather than change to the dictates of oppressive society, became a defining part of a changing one. Fabulous!" Charlotte Rodgers, author The Bloody Sacrifice.


"Wormwood Star is a superb effort on every level, incorporating impeccable research and very well observed viewpoints. It brought Cameron alive for me. This very well written, entertaining and exciting work deserves to be widely regarded as one of the best books of 2011!" Stephen Sennitt, author of The Infernal Texts: Nox and Liber Koth.

"Spencer Kansa brings to life the countless cabals and social occasions which Cameron enjoyed to the hilt. He might as well have been there when it all happened too, so authoritative is his knowledge and feel for the sometimes penniless world of the practicing magician."Joe Ambrose, OutsideLeft.com

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