Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Devil's Gate

"The [Babalon] Working began in 1945-46, a few months before Crowley's death in 1947, and just prior to the wave of unexplained aerial phenomena now recalled as the 'Great Flying Saucer Flap'…Parsons opened a door and something flew in.”

-Kenneth Grant, O.T.O.

Rocketry! Space craft! Unspeakable rites unleashing Neosatanic magickal Gnostic deities! Ah, Devil’s Gate, the import of your name is lost on no-one.

(Taken from the historic, abandoned Flint Canyon Bridge.)

Jack “Belarion” Parsons and pals experimented with rocketry here, in the very spot—unbeknownst to them—Goddard had. (Now JPL, aka Jack Parson's Lab, stands a stone's throw to the north.) Parsons lived nearby on Orange Grove…where the cops were often called to break up parties where nude pregnant women danced in fire (and L. Ron Hubbard was shtupping everyone’s girlfriends).

The Gate is also known for multiple unsolved child disappearances. That, and the dangers of motoring near it when the blast from a solid-fuel booster (or tentacle of Cthulhu) can knock you into the Arroyo.

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