Jack Whiteside Parsons





Jack Whiteside Parsons

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born
in The United States
October 02, 1914

died
June 17, 1952

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons and published as Jack Parsons), was an American rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology. He was one of the principal founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corp. He was also an occultist and one of the first Americans to take a keen interest in the writings of English author and Thelema's founder Aleister Crowley.


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More books by Jack Whiteside Parsons…
“Freedom like charity, begins at home. No man is worthy to fight in the cause of freedom unless he has conquered his internal masters. He must learn control and discipline over the disastrous passions that would lead him to folly and ruin. He must conquer inordinate vanity and anger, self-deception, fear, and inhibition.”
Jack Whiteside Parsons, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation