Babalon Diaries #10. Podcast Interview with Author Paul A. Green

Babalon Diaries # 10. The Author: Paul A. Green

This is Part 10 to a series of posts about my adventures during 2005, leading up to the performance of Paul Green’s play Babalon. The story is full of cloak and dagger, initiatory strangeness, chaos, and hysteria. It shows what can happen on the Magical path if one is not careful…

Directed by occultist, Alison Rockbrand, Babalon was performed on December 16, 2005, at the John Gielgud Theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to a sold out audience of London’s finest occultists and magicians. If you want to listen to it, click Radio QBSaul: Archives: Babalon. I played Marjorie Cameron/Babalon. I am called Angela Murrow because I had to hide my identity.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a powerful Magician?

Rocket Scientist, Jack Parsons, was one.

Author, Paul Green, tells his story in the play Babalon and in the interview below.

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On this interview Paul discusses his discovery of Jack Parson’s story, bits of history about Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, L.Ron Hubbard, and Marjorie Cameron.

Also putting in an appearance: Montague Summers,  Kenneth Grant, Kenneth Anger, MacGregor Mathers and Paul Green’s dad.

I hope you enjoy this fascinating interview.

Babalon Radio Podcast at Radio QB Saul

If you want to listen to podcasts of our December 5, 2005 performance of Babalon, the links are just below.

Babalon: Part One

Babalon: Part Two

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Some of the books that Paul mentions in the interview can be found below. Just click the widget. It will take you to Amazon.


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4 thoughts on “Babalon Diaries #10. Podcast Interview with Author Paul A. Green

  1. I just listened to the first part of the interview with Paul and enjoyed it immensely! Hearing his step-by-step account of the play’s genesis is fascinating.

    If I understood correctly, Adrian Lord was in touch with the authors of 2 or 3 plays about JP. Perhaps instead of trying to raise Hollywood interest, it might be possible for Adrian or someone to produce an evening (or short season) of the plays with the same actors playing the same parts in the different versions? That would certainly make for a memorable event.

    Anyway, I shall hold off listening to the 2nd part of the interview until tomorrow so as not to have a surfeit of a good thing!

    I should add that Paul’s book ‘The Qliphoth’ arrived in less than a week from Canada, so anyone contemplating ordering a copy should have no qualms about doing so.

    As for the film ‘Night Tide’ in which Cameron appears, it is a very effective atmospheric little film which transcends its meagre budget. I find it especially enjoyable because I know the locations very well having lived in the Venice Beach area. Arlene may recall that when I first intended to show it to her, I found that the DVD case was empty, which was quite mysterious as I had no recollection of lending it to anyone. I found a replacement on Ebay but it turned out to be from a different company and the picture quality wasn’t as sharp as the original. The director, Curtis Harrington, was part of Cameron’s circle and made an elusive documentary about her artwork, ‘The Wormwood Star’, which Erik Davis is showing in Seattle this week – lucky Arlene!

  2. I’m so glad you enjoy the interview!
    I can’t wait to see Wormwood Star. I was awaiting for the bus last week and a girl was putting up posters with the famous triangle hat picture of Crowley on it. It was for the film!
    Its only $6 to attend as well.
    I’ll write a review of it for the blog.
    Tell your friends!
    Thanks Michel.

  3. Thanks for your kind comments on the interview, Michel. Re your suggestion of an evening of Parsons plays, it would be interesting, but it would be a big project. I don’t know what Adrian’s doing these days…

    I look forward to comments on Wormwood Star. Confess I haven’t seen Night Tide

  4. Its a great idea though isn’t it?
    Wormwood Star was only shown in excerpt. It is gorgeous. The speaker John Erik Davis, who was very good by the way. he said the film used to available on Canyon Video on VHS. Now it is tangled up in legal problems with Cameron’s estate.
    Too bad. Its very different to Nigh Tide and looks like art in the painterly sense of the word.
    Cheers,
    Arlene

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