I'm watching the CBS series Strange Angel. It is based on a true story about Jack Parsons, who along with others, pioneered rocket development in 1930's America.
"Strange Angel, a drama series created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and based on George Pendle's book of the same name, explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.
The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1930s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley."
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is derived from Jack Parson's initials. While researching Jack Parsons, I found a book called Sex and Rockets. It specifically mentions Charles Taze Russell.
Page 9 of this book says this: "Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, announced that the apocalypse would begin on October 2 — coincidentally or synchronistically, the very day Marvel Whiteside Parsons [who would later, as Jack Parsons, call himself the AntiChrist] emerged from his mother’s womb, or from even darker places, and began to investigate and meddle with this planet. (https://rawilson.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/sex-and-rockets/)"
In an ominous coincidence, Charles Taze Russell, whose "Russellites" now call themselves the Jehovah's Witnesses, predicted the end of the world would happen on October 2, 1914, the day of John Parson's birth, and just a couple of months after the start of World War I. When Russell announced to his congregation in Brooklyn, New York, that the end had begin, he meant the finale was not an instantaenous end to all things, but rather the beginnign of the end as outlined in the Book of Revelation - the appearance of the Antichrist and the harlot, Babylon the Great, being two of the key events. It is ironic that John Parsons, who would later attempt to incarnare Babylon and who would also sign an oath stating that he was the Antichrist, was born the very day of Russell's eschatological event.
The book Angels & Maggots written by Nathan Neuharth says: "Jack Parsons A.K.A. John Whiteside Parsons A.K.A. Marvel Parsons was born on October 2, 1914. This was the date Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, predicted that the end of the world would happen."
Any thoughts to all this?