Journals, a newsletter and an autobiographical
note from James M. Martin. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1943, Martin was a
writer, activist, attorney and founder of a number of occult organizations.
This collection contains journals documenting Martin's life in Los Angeles and
Texas in the early 1970s, an issue of his self-published newsletter for
Servants of the Star and Snake, as well as an autobiographical timeline written
by Martin in 1995.
James M. Martin was born on March 23, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas. In
the early 1960s, Martin attended Texas Christian University and received
degrees in English and Journalism. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles
and attended film school at the University of California at Los Angeles. While
living in Los Angeles he was active in anti-war and counterculture movements
and earned a living as an editor and contributor to several Los Angeles-based
magazines and newspapers. It was during this time that Martin entered into one
of his first homosexual relationships.
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