Links from Kenneth Anger’s movie, The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, will take you to the origins of Scientology.. Marjorie Cameron, the scarlet woman on the cover and the star of the movie, was married to Jack Parsons, a founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, followed Aleister Crowley‘s teachings of Thelema. Parsons befriended Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, another Crowley follower.
Patsons’s life moved into soap opera territory when he slept with his wife’s sister, Sara Northrup, who later on runs off with Parson’s best friend, Hubbard. Marjorie Cameron came into Parsons life in a manner best described as Weird Science – as in the movie. Parsons performed a ritual to bring forth the elemental woman of his dreams – the Scarlet Woman.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m just a dude writing a novel; which involves a fertility cult. The Pleasure Dome film depicts fertility cult initiation, Anais Nin appears in the film, as Astarte – I wrote a post abut her.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a documentary attacking Tom Cruise’s religion. I suspect Hubbard stole many ideas from Parsons, whose mind burned too bright. Hubbard obviously had a talent for social manipulation, but I suspect the science ideas came from Parsons. Thelema borrowed from Hinduism, Egyptian mythology, Rosicrucianism, and many others.