"Strange Angel": Tracing a short, explosive life - 2005-02-27

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F6.png "Strange Angel": Tracing a short, explosive life February 27, 2005, Clark Humphrey, Book Review, Seattle Times

One striking example of this left brain/right brain duality is John Whiteside Parsons (1915-1952). One of the founding fathers of Los Angeles sci-fi fandom, he was friends with such authors as Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein, and he even lost a girlfriend to pulp writer and future Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. He was also a devotee of British occultist Alistair Crowley; Parsons' Pasadena mansion regularly hosted black masses and "magickal" group sex rituals.


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