John ‘Jack’ Whiteside Parsons; Hymenaeus Beta (Foreword)
The Teitan Press, York Beach, Maine, USA, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition, Limited Edition, limited to 418 hand numbered copies, this copy number 162. 88 pages. High quality sewn hardcover, printed on library-quality paper. Black and white frontispiece portrait photograph of Parsons. Striking black and white dust-jacket featuring a seldom seen photograph of Parsons on the front panel. Dust-jacket in protective mylar sleeve. In addition to being a a pioneering rocket scientist and loyal devotee of Crowley’s creed of Thelema, Jack Parsons was a staunch libertarian who vehemently opposed racism, the suppression of women, religious intolerance, sexual repression and anything else that diminished the rights of the individual. This book comprises three essays by Parsons: one never before published – “Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword”, “Doing your Will” (originally written as a lecture for Agapé Lodge) and the never before published “Freedom is a Lonely Star” . Edited, with a Foreword by Hymenaeus Beta. Out of print and highly collectable. As New/Fine.