Paul Weston: Evocation Lecture

Paul will be presenting our lecture on Evocation in the Main Hall at 12.30pm,

Lecture: The Babalon Working

"The Babalon Working has achieved legendary status as one of the most power-charged and fateful occult events of the twentieth century. The cast of characters involved was extraordinary. Jack Parsons, doomed rocket scientist, Thelemic wildman, ‘the James Dean of the occult’. L Ron Hubbard, teller of wild tales and future founder of enduringly controversial religion, allegedly on a mission from naval intelligence. Marjorie Cameron, witch woman artist, incendiary presence. The basic details are well known so Paul will try and establish an enhanced perspective by seeing it as part of a greater Gnostic revival. In this context we shall hear from Philip K Dick and ponder the ‘Nag Hammadi plasmate’. Parsons’ belief in a major past life in the tradition also helps to shed light on the Babalon episode. Paul will also attempt to develop the sense of Hubbard’s involvement beyond his current status of a pantomime villain and present some contentious material suggesting he may have been more serious in his involvement than is generally believed. The lecture is extracted from Paul’s book Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus."

About Paul Weston:

A prolific author and lifelong student of the mysteries of Glastonbury, Paul's work takes him through the Thelemic and Arthurian currents to strange new places most can only dream of. Paul spoke on the events leading to the creation of Jung's Seven Sermons to the Dead, finding points of commonality with Crowley's Book of the Law experience and Liber Samekh, at the Autumn Session, leading into the wider discussion of Psychology and Magick.