9: THE EGYPTIAN CONNECTION
“The spirit of
ancient Egypt lay over all the land, tremendous in the dawn. The sunrise
summoned her. She lay prostrate before the deity. The shadows of the
towering Colossi lay prostrate too. The little humans, with their
worshiping and conquered hearts, lay deep within them.”
-- Algernon Blackwood, "A Descent into Egypt"
THE Priesthoods of ancient Babylon
and of Egypt had a fascination with the stars, the Sun and Moon, and the
cycles of the sky that is linked directly to their mythologies.
Explanations dismissing all such
interests as concerns with agricultural cycles tend to pale with recent
discoveries. For example, in discussing Judaic-Essene time
considerations at the time of Jesus, Dr. Barbara Thiering of the
University of Sydney observes,
“Terms with an
apparent vague meaning are, in fact, precise indicators of time...
The very close study of the chronology shows that there are terms
indicating not only years, seasons, months and days, but hours and
even minutes... The members of the community were, in fact,
astronomers, spending much of their exile in close study of accurate
ways of measuring time.”
Why the need for such precision?
Babylonian monuments frequently
depict local monarchs conversing with beings that are fish-like and
humanoid all at once, with the image of the Star Sirius hovering
overhead. The constellation Canus Major, the “Great Dog”, the principal
star of which is the ‘dog star’ Sirius was, for the Egyptians, the most
important constellation in the sky, upon which they oriented their
These ancient structures were
designed to catch the light of Sirius so that it would shine upon the
altar at the star’s rising and setting. The gods and teachers of old,
ancient even to the ancients, were said to be semi-aquatic beings from
the heavens, the precursors of civilization and the originators of
writing, technology and, indeed, of their very social order.
Much has been written (but,
perhaps, not enough) about the unusual devotion of the ancients to the
Star Sirius, and there are vestiges in North African mythology of a
knowledge of the binary nature of the Sirius system which should not
have been known before very recent times, if conventional history is
The ciphers and rituals given by
the Ultraterrestrial Visitors to early initiates have been modified and
blurred with time, but a remarkable amount of continuous, intact
tradition has survived in the world of alchemy, occultism and
The Enochian system of magick is
an obvious example of a linguistic and ritual survival.
The “Solar Secret” of freemasonry
shows a continuity of sky deity ideas, but can readily be rationalized
as a survival of an agricultural society’s understandable preoccupation
with seasonal events. Their lives depended on knowing when to sow and
when to harvest. But hours? Minutes?
The fascination and myths
associated with such stars and star configurations as the galactic star
cluster called “The Pleiades” or “the Seven Sisters” or Sirius or Orion,
from Egypt to Arizona are more peculiar.
Tracing Board, from Le
Sanctuaire de Memphis, by J. E. Marconis de Negré.
Cagliostro’s temple of Masonic
initiation. Note astronomical images in East. “The Sun is Osiris, the
Moon Isis, the comet is a modern substitution in lieu of the five
pointed, or Blazing Star which represented Sirius, Anubus, and Hermes.”
Albert Pike, THE BOOK OF THE LODGE.
“St. John and the 24 Elders” by
Dürer. Note the seven torches around St. John’s head. The 24 Angels are
Babylonian star-gods. The seven torches are the seven stars around
Sirius, as in the Tarot card “The Star”
(inset, lower right).
THE ULTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGIN OF THE MASONIC FRATERNITY
A number of authorities, including
Tau Michael Bertiaux, a Conservator of one branch of the Old Rite, have
suggested that the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry (Ritus Memphis et
Misraim, or Rite of the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt) is actually a
secret store house of UFO wisdom.
Kenneth Mackenzie’s 1877 catalogue
of “the latest form” of the Rite of Memphis lists the 63° as “Adept of
Sirius” but by the time of the distinguished Grand Master John Yarker’s
last revision of the Rite, ADEPT OF SIRIUS had been mysteriously omitted
in favor of SUBLIME KAWI (63°).
In the Secret Cipher of the
UFOnauts, SUBLIME KAWI has the same cipher value (149) as the more
elaborate degree which immediately follows it, the 63rd, or SAGE OF
MYTHRAS. The Word of the SUBLIME KAWI degree, interestingly, is
“Krishna” -- the name of a blue-skinned sky god who, according to the
Hindu religious tradition, incarnated in a teaching role upon Earth.
The 35th Degree, or “Knight of the
Temple” is a correlative of the ADEPT OF SIRIUS Degree. Its secret
Password is, in fact, “Sirius” or “Dog Star” answered by “Sothis”
another name for Sirius.
But, what does the substitution
mean? Does the ADEPT OF SIRIUS Degree contain a clue to the great arcane
tradition of the connection between Adepts and Ultraterrestrials?
In the New Aeon Cipher, we
discover that ADEPT OF SIRIUS carries the significant cipher value of
192. Scanning our personal cipher directory, The Book of the Law and
other New Aeon Holy Texts, we find that 192 = FOR THE STARS AND TWO.
Sirius is a double star, the smaller white dwarf twin invisible to the
ancients but known to the Bambera, Dogon, Bozo, Bandiagara and perhaps
other North African tribal peoples even today.
At least some of these peoples are
of Libyan Garamantes, or Greco-Berber descent, and thus connected to
ancient Greek, Egyptian and Babylonian tradition.
The number 192, “ADEPT OF SIRIUS,”
also yields BLUE AM I AND AN EGG (Sirius is the most prominent
blue-white star, and said to have dispatched teachers to the Earth in
luminous egg shaped craft), THE SCHEDULE FOR ALL, as Sirius was indeed a
‘calendar star’ for the ancient Egyptians, its helical rising being a
major concern of Egyptian priest-astronomers, marking the ‘Dog Days’
(July 3-August 11) the year’s hottest period.
The dispute then was how we were
to get the globe in sunder, for we were commanded to divide it in the
midst. The conclusion was that a sharp-pointed diamond would be best to
do it, and when we had thus opened the globe, there was no redness to be
seen, but a lovely great snow-white egg, and it mightily rejoyced us
that this was so well brought to pass, for the virgin was in perpetual
care least the shell might still be too tender. We stood around about
this egg as jocond as if we ourselves had laid it, but the Virgin made
it presently be carried forth, and departed herself, locking the door
behind her. What she did abroad with the egg, or whether it were
privately handled, I know not, neither do I believe it. We were again to
pause for one quarter of an hour, till the third hole opened, and we, by
means of our instruments, came upon the fourth stone or floor. In this
room we found a great copper kettle filled with silver sand, which was
warmed with a gentle fire, and afterwards the egg was raked up in it,
that it might therein come to perfect maturity. This kettle was exactly
square. Upon one side stood these two verses writ in great letters --
O. BLI. TO.
BIT. MI. LI.
KANT. I. VOLT. BIT. TO. GOLT.
On the second side
were these three words --
The third had but
this one word --
But on the
hindmost part stood an entire inscription, running thus --
Ignis: Aer: Aqua: Terra:
SANCTIS REGUM ET REGINARUM NOSTR:
Eripere non potuerunt.
Fidelis Chymicorum Turba
IN HANC URNAM
Now, whether the
sand or egg were hereby meant I leave the learned to dispute. Our egg,
being ready, was taken out, but it needed no cracking, for the Bird soon
freed himself, looking very jocond, though bloody and unshapen. We first
set him on the warm sand, the Virgin commanding that before we gave him
anything to eat we should be sure to make him fast, otherwise he would
give us all work enough. This being done, food was brought him, which
surely was nothing but the blood of the beheaded deluted with prepared
water, by which the Bird grew so fast under our eye that we well saw why
the Virgin gave such warning of him. He bit and scratched so devilishly
that, could he have had his will upon any of us, he would soon have
dispatched him. Now he was wholly black and wild, wherefore other meat
was brought him, perhaps the blood of another of the Royal Persons,
whereupon all his black feathers moulted and were replaced by snow-white
ones. He was somewhat tamer too, and more tractable, though we did not
yet trust him. At the third feeding his feathers began to be so
curiously coloured that I never saw the like for beauty. He was also
exceedingly tame, and behaved himself so friendly with us that, the
Virgin consenting, we released him from captivity. "’Tis now reason,"
she began, "since by your diligence, and our old man's consent, the Bird
has attained with his life and the highest perfection, that he be also
joyfully consecrated by us." Herewith she commanded to bring in dinner,
since the most troublesome part of our work was now over, and it was fit
we should begin to enjoy our passed labours. We began to make merry
together. Howbeit, we had still our mourning cloaths on, which seemed
somewhat reproachful to our mirth. The Virgin was perpetually
inquisitive, perhaps to find to which of us her future purpose might
prove serviceable, but her discourse was, for the most part, about
Melting, and it pleased her well when any one seemed expert in such
compendious manuals as do peculiarly commend an artist. This dinner
lasted not above three-quarters of an hour, which we yet, for the most
part, spent with our Bird, whom we were fain constantly to feed with his
meat, though he continued much at the same growth. After Dinner we were
not long suffered to digest our food, for the Virgin, together with the
Bird, departed from us, and the fifth room was opened, which we reached
after the former manner, and tendred our service. In this room a bath
was prepared for our Bird, which was so coloured with a fine white
powder that it had the appearance of milk. It was cool when the Bird was
set into it, and he was mighty well pleased with it, drinking of it, and
pleasantly sporting in it. But after it began to heat, by reason of the
lamps placed under it, we had enough to do to keep him in the bath. We,
therefore, clapt a cover on the kettle, and suffered him to thrust out
his head through a hole, till he had lost all his feathers in this bath,
and was as smooth as a new-born babe, yet the heat did him no further
harm. In this bath the feathers were quite consumed, and the bath was
thereby turned into blew. At length we gave the Bird air, who of himself
sprung out of the kettle, and was so glitteringly smooth that it was a
pleasure to behold him. But because he was still somewhat wild, we were
fain to put a collar, with a chain, about his neck, and so led him up
and down the room. Meantime a strong fire was made under the kettle, and
the bath sodden away till it all came to a blew stone, which we took
out, and, having pounded it, we ground it on a stone, and finally with
this colour painted the Bird's whole skin over, who then looked much
more strangely, for he was all blew except the head, which remained
white. Herewith our work in this story was performed, and we, after the
Virgin with her blew Bird was departed from us, were called up a hole to
the sixth story, where we were mightily troubled, for in the midst a
little altar, every way like that in the King's hall, was placed. Upon
it stood the six forementioned particulars, and he himself (the Bird)
made the seventh. First of all the little fountain was set before him,
out of which he drunk a good draught; afterwards he pecked upon the
white serpent till she bled mightily. This blood we received in a golden
cup, and poured down the Bird's throat, who was mighty averse from it;
then we dipt the serpent's head in the fountain, upon which she again
revived, and crept into her death's head, so that I saw her no more for
a long time. Meanwhile the sphere turned constantly on until it made the
desired conjunction. Immediately the watch struck one, upon which there
was going another conjunction. Then the watch struck two. Finally,
whilst we were observing the third conjunction, and the same was
indicated by the watch, the poor Bird of himself submissively laid down
his neck upon the book, and willingly suffered his head to be smitten
off by one of us, thereto chosen by lot. Howbeit he yielded not one drop
of blood till he was opened on the breast, and then the blood spun out
so fresh and clear as if it had been a fountain of rubies.
The Chymical Wedding
of Christian Rosenkreutz, by Johann Valentin Andreae
The Word “Sirius” itself equals 85
or THE DOOR. ADEPT OF SIRIUS also carries the same value as SECRET
MASTER, SECRET CHIEFS and NAME THE VOICE.
Curiously, in the Lexicon computer
search program selected so as to show numbers from the text of Liber AL,
ADEPT OF SIRIUS = 192 = THIS WHOSE SIGIL IS 69.
Temple arrangement of pillars,
globes, steps and altar in York Rite Second Degree ritual work.
Now “69” is a major key to the
sexual gnosis of the Adepti (HEXAGRAM PLUNGE also carries the same
value), but it is also the glyph, or symbol for the Zodiacal Sign
[Sirius],” according to Fred Gettings, “is of the first magnitude,
now in 13 degrees of Cancer…”
In ancient times Cancer the Crab
was the constellation of the Summer Solstice, marking the ‘dog days’
associated with Sirius. Cancer is still astrologically the Sun Sign
associated with the period June 22-July 22.
In Aleister Crowley’s incomparable
table of correspondences, 777, The Sign Cancer is associated directly
with Sothis (that is, Sirius) the Crab and Water (keeping in mind the
amphibious nature attributed to these primeval visitors), but also the
Sphinx and the word ABRAHADABRA as a magical formula, in this case the
eleven-fold key to the Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts.
Sirius is, according to some
unorthodox adepts, the Silver Star
which informs the Great White
Brotherhood directly. The Tarot Card known as “The Star” -- and sometimes
as “The Dog Star” depicts a nude female figure with one foot on land and
the other upon water, pouring a jug of water into the water and another
upon the land. In the background are the Tree of Life and the Tree of
Knowledge, associated in ancient legend with the Serpent of Wisdom.
Overhead is the ‘Dog Star’ Sirius
and seven smaller stars, thought to represent the traditional planets or
the “Big Dipper” in The Great Bear, but, just as likely, the Pleiades.
The amphibious Oannes from Sirius was said, like the Serpent of Wisdom
(also alluded to in the venerable card) to have brought Knowledge to
We are informed by an old Masonic
hold their grand festival on the day of St. John, not knowing that
therein they merely signify the fish-god Oannes,
the first Hermes,
and the first founder of the Mysteries…” (The name “Oannes” relates
directly to the modern name “John” -- see below.)
The nude woman is probably a
reference to the naked splendor of Nuit, the sky Goddess of the early
The Trees refer to a reptilian
source of knowledge, the feet and water interchanged referring to the
Ultraterrestrials’ alleged amphibious nature. While as divinatory cards
the Tarot is old but not ancient, the symbolism closely parallels bas
reliefs from ancient Babylon and Sumer, including the peculiar depiction
of Sirius itself, as the central star in the sky from the perspective of
It is strange that the Degree
substituted by the late venerable Grand Master, John Yarker, in the
Egyptian System of initiation, SUBLIME KAWI, has a value of 149 in
NAEQ6, the numerical exact equivalent of AIWASS’ law of the New Aeon, DO
WHAT THOU WILT.
KAWI itself has a value of 36, the
same as the variant spelling of AIWAZ originally favored by Crowley.
The SAGE OF MYTHRAS Degree has the
same value, and includes this curious dialogue between the Ceremonial
Guard and the candidate for admission to that Degree:
Dagon, an ancient variation of
GUARD: Thou seeist
a Griffin pushing a wheel before it. What does this emblem signify?
CANDIDATE: I consider the Griffin
to be an emblem of the Sun; and that the wheel which is parted by four
spokes, represents the 4 seasons.
GUARD: And this Cross called the
CANDIDATE: It is
formed of four (Greek letter) Gammas, joined at their points, and
represents the apparent revolution of the Sun.
GUARD: And this figure holding
forth the left hand?
CANDIDATE: It represents
GUARD: And this semi-nude figure, with head thrown to the right?
CANDIDATE: The sun is never
entirely covered at the same time to all the world.
GUARD: Why is the hair shorn off,
even to the roots?
CANDIDATE: It points out this
inextinguishable star has the faculty of rebirth.
This dialogue, which also refers
to an urn, strongly suggests the imagery found in the Tarot Card, “The
Star” (card #17) and likely confuses our Sun (Sol, card #19) with the
In the instructions for this
degree, a sun and myrtle tree form the background arrangement, and the
number seven is a repeated motif, as with the seven stars, also shown in
the Tarot Trump.
All of this strongly suggests that
the Knowledge of the Secret was, indeed, intentionally hidden in the
symbolism and structure of ‘High Degree Freemasonry’ including the
Egyptian Rite of Memphis and Misraim, as Grand Master Michael Bertiaux
lifeless system, which contained some rather interesting Egyptian
roots,” Bertiaux wrote, “was really quite remarkable. It was the
design for the computer and energy system of what we might now be
tempted to call something like a UFO object or projection from some
empirical or chaotic [occult power zone]; but, which at that time,
as strange as it might seem to the uninformed reader of these
matters, was posing rather inconspicuously as an Egyptian Rite of
Ancient Freemasonry with the name of ‘Memphis-Misraim’”.
The ‘Ultraterrestrial Connection’
with Freemasonry (and its initiatory predecessors in the “Mystery
Schools” of Ancient Times) is nowhere clearer than in the repeated use
of formal Ciphers in Masonic ritual.
Such Ciphers generally follow the
‘decoding’ rules found for many centuries in the Qabalistic System, and
seem to be designed for simple communication between initiates, on the
one hand, but to also serve the more occult purpose of allowing “deep
agents” of Ultraterrestrial penetration into Earthly civilization to
call attention to themselves through the use of key phrases in
In Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts,
I disclosed how the ancient Qabala of Nine Chambers had been employed to
develop the English-language Cipher communicated to Royal Arch Masons in
the York Rite down to modern times. Looking again into the Ark, the High
Priest takes out four pieces of paper, which he examines closely,
consults with the King and Scribe, and then puts together, so as to show
a KEY to the ineffable characters of this Degree…
The key to the ineffable
characters, or Royal Arch Cipher… consists of right angles, in various
situations, with the addition of a dot. By transposition, it forms
twenty six distinct characters, corresponding with the twenty six
letters of the English Alphabet.
That this is built on a structure
based on a Qabalistic code formed out of the 22 letters of the Hebrew
Alphabet is both extremely clever and indicative of a very long history.
The pattern is repeated with other Ciphers in the Masonic System.
In the 34th Degree of the Rite of
Memphis, The newly made “Knight of Scandinavia” is given a “Runic”
cipher. As we show elsewhere in this volume, this Degree is itself built
around the Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts, and is an allegory for the
Visitation of Ultraterrestrial teachers from Sirius in ancient times.
Another Cipher is given in the 64°, “Sage of Mythras” one of the oldest
and most elaborate of Masonic Degrees.
This cipher is similar to the
Royal Arch Cipher, and is called the “Ammanian Alphabet”. This Degree
not only refers to the origins of the Mysteries in the Ultraterrestrial
interventions here, but it contains internal evidence that the ritual
itself may be of Ultraterrestrial origin!
Part of the ritual is conducted in
the blue-white light of Sirius, and the “setting” is as in the Tarot
Card “The Star” which, as we demonstrate elsewhere, is not our Sun, but
a world beneath the Sun-star Sirius.
In the Memphis System, there are
also ciphers for the 75th and the 90th Degree. The latter alludes
to an ancient War between Ultraterrestrial forces for control of the
The cipher is much like that which
generated the rituals of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the
Babylonian Priests of the Fish-God
Oannes under the Light of Sirius.
The Fish-Crown of the Priest
(right) has been carried over into modern High Church regalia.
OR JOHN THE GOD IN FREEMASONIC LEGEND
DEEP within the bowels of Freemasonry, unknown to the vast majority of
“Blue Lodge” Free & Accepted Masons (F&AM) is a dual legend of the
origin of Freemasonry in remote antiquity.
In one version, the founder of
Freemasonry is said to be the Hebrew Patriarch Enoch, who “walked with
God” and did not taste of death. Enoch is often associated with the
Great Divine Being Metatron, and, in Elizabethan Occultism, the system
of Magick and the occult cipher which bears his name.
The legend of Enoch closely
parallels the story of the later Hebrew prophet Elijah, who was said to
have been taken alive into the Heavens in a Fiery Chariot. He is also
associated with the Babylonian astrologer Heabani, also said to have
been taken alive into the skies by the god Hea.
This legend is paralleled by
another associated with a mysterious being called “Oannes”. The
historian Berosus, and later Alexander Polyhistor, described Oannes, or
John as a sentient amphibious creature which emerged from the Persian
Gulf in ancient Sumer in the daytime to teach the arts and sciences to
At sunset, he returned to the
waters of the Gulf. One may find associations with various versions of
the Jonah legend, that of the fish-god Dagon, etc. Sumer appeared ‘out
of nowhere’ about 5500 years ago in southern Mesopotamia. No trace of
their culture or unique language have been found elsewhere. They
disappeared about 4000 years ago, having left a profound impact on
Babylonia and other civilizations in economics, the art of writing,
mathematics, astronomy, legal practices and architectural forms, as well
As noted above, one early Masonic
history has it that,
hold their grand festival on the day of St. John, not knowing that
therein they merely signify the fish-god Oannes, the first Hermes,
and the first founder of the Mysteries…”
At the time the orthodox Grand
Lodge was organized in the early eighteenth century, this was associated
with St. John the Baptist and celebrated on June 24th.
Later the date was shifted, and,
it appears St. John the Baptist was supplanted by St. John the
Evangelist, but John the Baptist remains the chief patron saint of
Freemasonry. The first three Degrees of Freemasonry, known collectively
as “Blue Lodge” Masonry, are also called “Johannite Masonry” -- that is,
the “Masonry of John”. We find this very revealing.
The “fish symbolism” of the Vesica
Piscis, usually translated ‘fish bladder’ but perhaps, more accurately,
‘Vessel of the Fish’ was incorporated into the great buildings of the
Knights Templar, and the legend of the death and rebirth of the High
Priest John is incorporated into Aleister Crowley’s play, “The Ship” --
in which the Vesica Piscis is also included.
At top of each pillar in
standard Masonic ritual are globes representing Earth (left) and the
The legend of the Oannes is
discussed in connection with Sumerian and Babylonian Sirius lore in
Robert Temple’s The Sirius Mystery, perhaps the only literate ‘ancient
astronaut’ book available.
Interestingly, Crowley, in his
Qabalistic 777 Table of Correspondences, associates “John the Baptist”
(key scale 23) with the sea gods Neptune or Poseidon, Water and the
Hebrew letter Mem, which ‘means’ (that is, represents) water.
The aquatic “god” Oannes or John
seems to be the primal key to the earliest contact between the
Ultraterrestrials and human adepts.
The Rite of the Seven Degrees
at London, by Pierre Lambert de Lintot.
The globe of the Universe in a
medieval illustration showing how to ascend to the stars in symbolic
SIGN OF THE FISH AND THE FISH-GOD FROM SIRIUS
THE Vesica Piscis is, at once, a
sign of Divinity and a sign of “Amphibiousness”. This suggests an early
origin associated with the great Initiator, the Fish God from Sirius,
known as John or Oannes.
Freemasonry,” Frater Achad tells us, “
Geometry is referred to as
the “first and noblest of the Sciences’’ and as “the head of all
One of the simplest figures is
produced by the intersection of two circles, thus forming what is known
as the Vesica Piscis.
“The curious and
marvelous properties of the Vesica Piscis and of the Rectangle formed on
its length and breadth, have been subjects of profound speculation…”
The term means ‘fish bladder’ and
was the Sign held most sacred by the early Christians, and was the basis
for much of the Church architecture of the Gothic period.
Kenneth Grant identifies the
Vesica with “the Gateway -- in this case the gate of ingress for alien
The Vesica shows up again in the
impression of the Right foot print of George Adamski’s space contact
ORTHON (Orthon has, as previously noted, the same cipher value as
Jesus), as cast by none other than the ‘secret master’ of the Adamski
affair, the enigmatic occultist and UFOlogist, George Hunt Williamson.
If we examine the legend of John
the Baptist, patron saint of Freemasonry, what do we find? A semi divine
teacher, associated with the prophet Elijah (Matthew 11:14, 16:14,
17:12; Mark 6:15, 8:18; Luke 9:19) who ascended alive into heaven in a
chariot of fire before many witnesses (2Kings 2:1-14), John stands half
immersed in the water, baptizing others into Wisdom by immersing them.
This apparently is an echo of that
more remote John, Oannes, the Sumerian-Babylonian half-fish, half man
who taught humanity by day, but returned to the waters by night. The
only surviving cult of John the Baptist, the Mandeans, live in
modern-day Iraq, the former Babylonian and Sumerian Empire.
His legend is often confused with
that of Jesus, the dying and rising god first illuminated by John (their
followers were in contention with one another for some time after John’s
Crowley rightly associates the
martyred Jesus with the martyred John, and, in his 777, gives the Tarot
Trump associated with both as,
“The figure of
a hanged or crucified man” with the title “The Spirit of the Mighty
The customary image of this Tarot
Trump is of a man Hanging in an inverted position.
This is similar to a relief on the
main gate of the Temple Precincts of the late Mayan City Tulum in the
Yucatan. The relief is often called “The Diving God” because of the
inverted image of a celestial being, and because of the unique coastal
location of “The Temple of the Diving God” at Tulum (the Mayans usually
built their cities inland), but seems more like a “divine being
descending from Heaven” rather than “diving”.
Crowley notes that in the Aeon
before that of Osiris, that of Isis or Water, this ‘hanged man’ is
instead “The Drowned Man” which takes us back to the approximate time of
the visit of the Oannes. The Hebrew name for Jesus, Yehesua, is
identical to that of the Old Testament wonder-working prophet, known in
English as JOSHUA.
JOSHUA = 50 = ODIN and FISH.
Joshua was the Son of Nun (that
is, son of the fish) and this also refers to a crucified sky god who
brings knowledge (as in Odin; see 34° Rite of Memphis, “Knight of
Scandinavia”). This is one of those eerie rare exact parallels; JOSHUA
and FISH having the same value points to this ancient cryptomasonic
tradition of the tutelary (that is, teaching) amphibious star gods.
In Masonic lore, the “two Johns”
of the New Testament get interchanged in the Eighteenth Century. John
the Evangelist is substituted for John the Baptist, but the latter is,
in magical lore, associated with the Astrological Sign Cancer and late
in the month of June, thus revealing, once again, the same origin in
Preoccupation with the apparent
movements of the planets and stars is conspicuous both among the ancient
priesthoods (including some which, like that of the Dogon people, have
survived into the present age), and in Freemasonry.
The Candidate for the Second, or
Fellow Craft Degree (FELLOW CRAFT = 125 = SOTHIS ABLAZE) is told at his
initiation that the last seven steps leading to ‘the Middle Chamber of
King Solomon’s Temple’ represent,
seven liberal arts and sciences, which are grammar, rhetoric, logic,
arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.”
These are, of course, the very
arts and sciences taught to humanity by the Gods of Sirius (Sothis) in
The candidate earlier is conducted by,
“two large brazen
pillars, one on the right and one on the left hand. The name of the one
on the left hand is Boaz, and signifies strength; the name of the one on
the right is Jachin, and denotes establishment…These are representative
of the two pillars erected at the outer porch of King Solomon’s Temple.
They are said to have been in height eighteen cubits, twelve in
circumference, and four in diameter.”
After an excruciatingly detailed
description, the conductor points to the top of the pillars.
“…on the top of
each (is) a globe, or ball; these globes are two artificial spherical
bodies; on the convex surfaces of which are represented the countries,
seas, and various parts of the earth, the face of the heavens, the
planetary revolutions; and are said to be thus extensive to denote the
universality of Masonry.”
(In 2nd Chronicles
4:12 the spheres are described as “pommels” in the King James Version.
The Jewish Publication Society gives the same word as “globes” but not
in the modern sense of a spherical world map.)
In the York Rite version of this,
one of the three most ancient Masonic Rituals, the candidate at last
arrives at the station of the Worshipful Master in the East, and his
attention is directed to a large letter “G” suspended behind and above
He is told it stands for
“Geometry, the first and noblest of sciences.”
This seems a late addition, as, in
the Misraim (Egyptian Rite) version, at the same moment, the Master
points to a blazing star and tells the candidate,
mystic star and let its recollection never depart from your mind. It
is the emblem of that genius, which elevates us to great things…”
The great Masonic authority Albert Pike boasted that “Sirius still
glitters in our Lodges as the Blazing Star.”
We need not hesitate to subject
the names of the pillars, nor of the degree itself, nor of its password,
to Qabalistic analysis, using the Ultraterrestrial Cipher.
That such names had double or
triple Qabalistic (hidden numerical) meanings was already acknowledged
in orthodox Masonic sources well over a century ago. Generally, a Hebrew
Qabala applies, but, as the spellings used here come from traditional
English language Masonic (and Elizabethan English) usage, they may well
yield to New Aeon Cipher analysis.
If FELLOW CRAFT = VAST SIRIUS,
then the pass word, SHIBBOLETH = 134 ought to refer in some way to a
passage from that Star System to our own, and so it does.
134 = SACRED VESSEL (the Vesica
Piscis, or cigar shaped ‘fish bladder’) and THE TRUTH. The pillars are
JACHIN = 71 = IS A STAR and BOAZ = 36 = SUN.
Put together, this tells us that
VAST SIRIUS IS A SUN STAR. The dual nature of Sirius is alluded to when
we combine the cipher values of BOAZ and JACHIN or 107, the value of TWO
PALACES and THE KEYS.
That the globes of the Earth and
Heavens are referred to could be used to speak against the antiquity of
this Degree. But three degree initiatory systems certainly date from
Furthermore, that the Conductor
dwells at such length upon these Globes (said to be hollowed in order to
conceal the archives of ancient Masonry), seems itself to be saying
something important. It is known that, in the ancient world, there
appear to have been accurate source maps of our entire planet. These
maps employ spherical trigonometry and implicitly solve problems of
latitude and longitude supposedly not solved until relatively modern
The source maps were still
available in Constantinople at the time of Piri Ibn Haji Memmed, who
drew a remarkably accurate World Map in 1513.
The source maps appear to have
been incredibly old; The Oronteus Finaeus Map of 1531 shows Antarctica
in detail, but was obviously drawn from a much earlier root map
constructed before the present ice cap overwhelmed the Antarctic Coasts.
Someone Knew the true nature of
the Earth and the Heavens long ago.
And, for some reason, the
journeyman Mason, down to the present moment, is shown such knowledge
existed. The ancient depiction of Oannes always show him carrying
something like a globe with a mesh suggesting latitude and longitude.
This curiosity is reinforced in a
dramatic fashion in the so-called “Higher Degrees” of Freemasonry; the
ones “Regular” Freemasons don’t want anyone to know about.
Foundation of the Royal Order,
by Pierre Lambert de Lintot.
13: “HIGHER DEGREE” FREEMASONRY AND THE ULTRATERRESTRIAL LEGEND
“In fact, he was
the universal teacher of all human learning; and, at sunset, this being
again plunged into the sea, and remained concealed from the eyes of men,
until light again dawned on the world.”
-- Mackenzie, Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia, article, “Oannes”
IT is not our task here to “prove”
or “disprove” the legend of the ancient amphibious visitors from the
Star System of Sirius, but, rather, to show that aspects of this legend
have survived and continued to motivate occult societies and Masonic
fraternities over a period of many centuries.
Further, we contend, aspects of
this mythos have been communicated in cipher form to adepts of modern
occultism, Theosophy, mediumship and UFO contacteeism down to the
The Standard Systems of
Freemasonry, orthodox or not, all begin with a Three Degree System,
sometimes referred to as “The Blue Lodge”, or Ancient Craft Masonry. As
we have shown, even at this level some aspects of the Legend survive.
Beyond this, in the “Scottish Rite” in America, an additional 30 Degrees
are offered and are generally accepted as “orthodox”.
Beyond the rank of
Inspector General of the 33rd Degree, there are a variety of additional
esoteric and (some say) “irregular” Degrees. In the system of the Rite
of Memphis, there are 97 Degrees in all, and many of these contain rich
evidence of a survival of the legend of Ultraterrestrial communication.
The very first of these Higher
Degrees, the 34th, called “Knight of Scandinavia,” offers the initiate a
secret “Runic Cipher” of its own, but, in its recitation of the
of the Norse God Odin’s quest for knowledge, are many hints of Ultraterrestrial communication.
Wotan in Teutonic myth,
is identified with Hermes, Thoth and other sky gods who, at great cost
to themselves (in some cases) come to Earth to teach humanity the
liberal arts and sciences. We again find reference to the Tarot Card
“The Hanged Man” in that the card is sometimes associated with Odin and
his doomed son, Balder. This makes the legend yet another version of the
teaching god John, or Oannes.
The 34th Degree is concerned with,
termed Occult or Secret. The temple is a square; the hangings of sky
blue, sprinkled with silver stars.”
Throughout the Masonic System, the
Star symbolism repeats itself again and again.
We are told that the “Sacred
Things” of this Degree will be delivered,
brought from Asgaard” that is, the high abode of the gods, by “Sigge,
the high priest of our all-father Odin… He it was who established in
Scandinavia the secret religious Mysteries and appointed as their
Guardian Twelve Great Pontifis.”
Fleeing the Roman General Pompeii,
he initiated the Norse King Gylphi into the Mysteries. The initiate is
told that before all else there is Muspelsheim, the luminous world.
Hidden or chained in the depths out of
sight, these monsters await their time. In like manner dark Surtur, with
his flaming sword, and the fiery sons of Muspel, lie in ambush in the
hot south country. They are preparing themselves for the decisive
battle, when heaven and earth, gods and man, are all to pass away....
Ragnarök. The destroyer lies in chains on the sharp ledge of rock; but
he is not bound for ever. When the salutary bonds of law are broken,
when discipline and morality, uprightness and the fear of God vanish,
destruction comes upon states and nations. This is what is to happen at
the time of which the legend now tells us. Nothing good or holy is
respected. Falsehood, perjury, fratricidal wars, earthquakes, Fimbul-Winter
(such severe winter as was never known before), are to be the signs that
the end of the world is near. The sun and moon will be extinguished by
their pursuers, the stars fall from the heavens, Yggdrasil will tremble,
all chains be broken, and Loki and his dread sons be freed. Then the
fiery sons of Muspel with dark Surtur at their head come from the South,
and the giants from the East; the last battle shall be fought on the
field of Wigrid. There the enemy’s forces are drawn up in battle array,
and thither Odin goes to meet them with his host of gods, and his band
of Einheriar. And now the mountains fall down, the abyss yawns showing
the very realms of Hel, the heavens split open and are lost in chaos,
the chief warriors, the strong, are all slain in that deadly fight.
Surtur, terrible to look upon, raises himself to the very sky; he flings
his fiery darts upon the earth, and the universe is all burnt up. Our
forefathers’ conceptions as to the last battle, the single combats of
the strong, the burning of the world, are all to be learnt from ancient
traditions, as we find them described in the poems of the skalds.
-- Asgard and the Gods, Adapted from the
Work of Dr. W. Wagner by M. W. MacDowall
"They say that when the world was born,
Krag was born with it -- a spirit compounded of those vestiges of Muspel
which Shaping did not know how to transform. Thereafter nothing has gone
right with the world, for he dogs Shaping's footsteps everywhere, and
whatever the latter does, he undoes. To love he joins death; to sex,
shame; to intellect, madness; to virtue, cruelty; and to fair exteriors,
bloody entrails. These are Krag's actions, so the lovers of the world
call him 'devil.' They don't understand, Maskull, that without him the
world would lose its beauty."
A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay
That the Source was beyond our
Solar System is hinted at, in quoting the classical Voluspa:
“Formerly the sun
Knew not his place,
The Moon was ignorant of its powers,
And the Stars Knew not their stations.”
The latter has a double meaning,
because it clearly refers to different star constellations than those
seen on Earth, but has a New Aeon Cipher value of 408, the value of WORK
THROUGH THE SECRET CHIEFS, that is, the Ultraterrestrial Masters.
Further along, as the basic mythos
of the Northern Peoples is unfolded, the candidate is given to
understand that creation, including our world, is the root system of
great Tree. The many “cities” of the heavens are described, as is the
Spring of Wisdom from which anyone who drinks is called “Nimis” or
Here is one of the cipher tricks
which tells the initiate that this story ties into UFOlogy and is more
than a fable. Odin, who drinks from the Spring and is thus a Nimis, has
a cipher value identical with that of Albert K. Bender’s word of power
for calling his Ultraterrestrial visitors, “Kazik”.
ODIN = 50 = KAZIK. NIMIS has a
cipher value of 86, that of TREE. Remember, the Spring is pointedly at
the base of the Great Ash Tree Ydrasil, but also, to show that this
exact same motif continues to reoccur in modern UFO contact cases, NIMIS
= 86 = SOLIM SOLARA.
The world-ash Yggdrasil is the
tree of life of the Aryan people (the Fifth Root Race), it describes
their purpose in coming into being, their sacral fire. However, this
tree lives or evolves as something tantamount to the entirety of
humanity, as we think of its existence and power, and thus it is the
bearer of the struggle -- iconically as the warhorse -- of humanity. And
finally it will become the "wood of terror" by which humanity shall pass
away. It is also the wind-cold tree sung about in Wuotan's runic song.
And in this way the designation as "world-ash" is meaningful -- for ash
is the Ur-word ask, and in the three levels this means: 1.
arising, 2. the ash [tree], and 3. ashes (remnants of fire). Thus the
Ur-father of humanity is called Ask (arising) and man-ask,
"the arisen man" or the "moon arisen" (he who has his origins on the
moon) and is the origin of our conceptual term for mankind [Mensch].
(This world-tree will also lose all of its branches at the time of the
destruction of the Aryan world -- the Fifth Root Race -- and only the
trunk -- in the form of a cross! -- will remain standing. And only when
a new world blooms forth (the Sixth Root Race) will it once more turn
green in renewed greatness and glory.)
The main sanctuary [Halgadom] of
the gods, and their most holy stead, is near the world-ash, Yggdrasil,
the best and greatest of all trees because its branches spread out over
the whole world and reach up over the top of heaven. The tree has three
roots: the first reaches up to the Ases, the second to the rime-thurses
or frost-giants where ginnungagap once was, and the third root
sinks down to Niflheim to the smoking kettle (Hvergelmir), i.e. to the
ancient well of the primeval world where Nidhoggr (the one that crouches
low, who foments envy), the giant serpent, gnaws on the root from below.
At the second root, which reaches to the frost-giants, there exists the
well of Mimir (memory), who each morning drinks from the Gjallarhorn (gi
=give; all = all; ar =
horen = to bring forth -- i.e. "giving everything to the all
which is produced by the divine sun") and thereby takes in wisdom, or
cosmic knowledge, from this horn. At the first root is Urda's well,
where the gods hold court. From this spring emerged the Norns, fate,
which is also decided there. Every day the Norns take water out of
Urda's well and sprinkle it -- along with the loamy soil (loamy soil =
living matter), from down below -- on the ash tree so that its branches
do not wither (rebirth). The water from this well is so holy that
everything that goes into the well becomes white as an eggshell. The dew
that falls from the ash is called hunangsfall, honey dew, and is
the nourishment of bees. Two birds are fed in Urda's well and they are
called swans (suan = solar ancestors, ascent of the spirit) and
from these are descended all of the swans on the earth. In the branches
of the ash there sits an eagle who knows many things and between its
eyes sits a hawk called Vedfolnir (the one which flies highest). The
squirrel Ratatoskr (the one who scurries around) runs continuously up
and down between the eagle and Nidhoggr carrying words of contention
back and forth between the two in order to foment conflict between them.
Four hinds [walk] around among the branches of the ash grazing on its
buds. In Hvergelmir under the third root in Niflheim, there are so many
serpents (more worms than foolish ninnys can imagine) that no tongue can
name them, so says the Gylfaginning.
The Religion of the
Aryo-Germanic Folk: Esoteric and Exoteric, by Guido von List
Bear with me; I will explain.
In September of 1994 the present
author lectured at the 31st annual National UFO Conference on the Secret
Ciphers of the UFOnauts. A member of the audience gave me a small list
of words she said she had received in a recent UFO communication. The
first was a term, SOLIM SOLARA, which, she was told, was a “mantram to
ODIN, whose ancient name is the
numerical equivalent of the “calling mantram KAZIK” (1950s), becomes a
NIMIS by drinking from the Spring of Knowledge. NIMIS is the exact
numerical equivalent of SOLIM SOLARA, a mantram given for the same
purpose in the 1990s. All of this appears in a ritual last revised in
English in the year 1911.
The ritual goes on to inform the
“there are in
heaven very many pleasant cities, and none without a divine
The end of the world is described,
after which a new civilization,
out of the sea, which has overwhelmed the old, another Earth most
lovely and beautiful.”
Those who survive, the candidate
is told, shall be those that “neither the flood, nor the black
conflagration” can harm, i.e. those who are space borne or amphibious in
The senior initiator, termed “The Highest” now explains the reason for
this ritual mythological drama.
“There are in it,”
he tells the candidate, “traces of the primeval creed which taught that
humanity arose from a marriage of Heaven and Earth.”
He then creates the candidate a
Knight of Scandinavia, and gives the ritual secrets of the Degree.
The Pass Word, SIGGE, in New Aeon
Cipher, has a numerical value of 75, equivalent of ORDEAL X, the
Hermetic Secret Ritual for communion with Higher Beings, mentioned in
The Book of the Law, but very old and closely associated with “The Sleep
of Siloam” -- the ultimate initiation ritual of the Egyptians,
crucifixion and resurrection.
It is answered by OROMAZE, meaning
most pure light, with a cipher value (81) of
ALCHEMY, the secret occult
science of transmutation. ODIN, 50, or KAZIK, a word for summoning
Ultraterrestrials, is answered by AUTOPSIE (128), or SPACE SHIP (and THE
The Pass Word of the final
section, ABORIGENE (=138) explained in the ritual text as “society
without origin” is equivalent to TITANS & ATLANS, the aboriginal
inhabitants of the Earth in the Richard Shaver mythos, to say nothing of
classical mythology. As if to show that these cipher equivalents are not
arbitrary, ABORIGENE is answered by RUROSTA, or “truth” as the ritual
text describes it, and as 78 in cipher, TRUE.
In the “Closing Conference” the
meaning of the Degree is underscored:
“The will can
embrace worlds and raise itself towards Divinity…The Alchemists had
analogous doctrines, they supposed that the soul must pass through
the development of the Seven planets, before it reposed in the
center of felicity.”
The clue to the real meaning of
‘passing through the development of the Seven planets’ is found in the
very Next Degree, the 35th, or Knight of the Temple, which, we should
remember, is closely associated with the former ADEPT OF SIRIUS degree,
Particular attention is given in
this Degree to,
motion of the Stars, their velocity, distance, terms, and gravitation.”
In short, to celestial navigation.
The Pass Word is SIRIUS or DOG
STAR, answered by SOTHIS, another name for Sirius, as discussed before.
The Tarot Card “The Star,” sometimes called “The Dog Star,” and the
seven smaller stars depicted are sometimes said to refer to the seven
traditional “planets” while the large central Star ALWAYS refers to
Sirius, “the center of felicity.”
The card is occasionally referred
to as “The Star of the Magi” and, since it depicts nothing associated
with the Nativity of Christ, one would assume the reference is to the
ancient Persian Order of the Priesthood, the Magi, a prototype of the
Masonic Fraternity and the priests of the Oannes of Sirius.
The next Degree, the 36th, or
“Sublime Negociant” reveals that the 34th, 35th and 36th are something
of a “set”.
After having learned the mythos of
the teacher-visitor from Sirius, the 36th Degree proceeds with a
paradoxical “warning” against Star and ‘idol’ worship, with specific
reference to the,
observations of the Priests of Babylon, Chaldea and Sidon. It quotes a
chapter in the Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, being the protests against
star and idol worship. The labor is consecrated to
The Name of the Degree, “Sublime
Negociant” has the same Cipher Value as that of another Degree,
significantly named “Commander of the Stars”.
The various words both link it to
the Degrees preceding, and, bizarrely enough, to the Inner Circle of
Contactee Mark Probert. The Probert sessions, in the 1940s and ‘50s,
were, of course, influenced by the late Meade Layne, an occult initiate,
as we have elsewhere documented, and a student of the work of Frater
Achad, the “father of the Ultraterrestrial ciphers” in a very real
sense. The Degree itself dates back to 1780.
The Pass Word, MEUNITH = 128 =
AUTOPSIE, a word of the 34th Degree (see above) and TWO FOLD NAME.
A second Password, TZDIKIM (a
peculiar transliteration of the Hebrew Word for “Holy Sages”) has a
cipher value of 114, equivalent to THE NAME and, MAHARAJA NATCHA, one of
the Probert “Inner Circle” of Ascended Masters existing outside space
and time as guardians of humanity against alien invasion.
This, of itself, could be
coincidental, but, when we come to the ‘innocent’ passwords of the next
section, we find ABRAHAM = 60 = DJWAL KHUL another of the Himalayan
Adepts answered by BRAHMA, which, aside from pointing to the
relationship between the legendary idol maker from Chaldea who became
the founder of the Hebrew people and the first person of the Hindu
Trinity, BRAHMA = 59 = HIWA KAHN, or “Great Beast” -- the name Crowley
assumed at the time of taking the dictation of
The Book of the Law.
The Words of Recognition, SARAH =
23 = YADA, the name of another Inner Circle member, answered by WATI
SARIS = 97 = OROMAZ & ZAO, used in the same manner in the 34th Degree,
confirms that these Degrees are a set. Even the final Word of the
Degree, JEHOVAH = 67 = NATALLI, the name of yet another Inner Circle
At least three members of this
circle and a number of similar adepts are discernible in this brief set
of Masonic Words from a single Degree, the name of which has the same
value, 245, as THE SECRET CHIEFS.
ULTRATERRESTRIAL TRAIL IN OTHER DEGREES
BOTH the names of Degrees, and
their contents refer again and again to the lore of the stars in
general, the visits of the sky gods, their founding role in Freemasonry,
and their purposes among us.
“It has also
reference,” the text tells us, “to the Avatars or Savior Gods treated by
the Mysteries… Our Order is the depository of all that is valuable to
man, as it has preserved, in its temples that which the profane world
has long lost…”
The seven stars on the Jewel of
the 41st Degree point to the fact that “Stellar or Star worship was
succeeded by the Sun and Moon.”
In the “Prince of Light” or 42nd
Degree the candidate is told that “our Order is a social chain which
dates from the foundation of the world.” The Sign of the Degree is given
as “With index finger of right hand trace the stars; holding an
instrument with left hand.”
The Word and Password are JAH (or
Pole Star in old Arabian lore) and ORION.
The 47th Degree is called “Knight
of the Seven Stars”.
ancient of all Symbols, the 7 Stars of Ursa Major’s annual
revolution round the Mystery Sun, a talisman (swastika), the seven
sisters and their consorts in the Pleiades, one unfaithful.”
The notes on the Degree inform us
fall -- scene changes -- flaming star shows the route the adept should
take…new calculation of numbers -- use and virtue of the mapped signs
of the Zodiac.”
In the following degree a “new
apparition of a Celestial Guide” appears. In the elaborate 49th Degree,
of the Pyramids”, the candidate is given “a globe round which is
twined a serpent, sustained by two open wings.”
A note, probably by John Yarker,
tells us “The Ancient Arabs believed the Pyramids were Antediluvian.”
That is, they were built before
the great Universal Flood described in many cultures.
In the 51st Degree an important
symbol is given; we are told “the Cabiric Prometheus stole the fire of
heaven to help mankind.” The Symbol is a ladder of 7 steps and above it
a star. This seems a clear reference to the Oannes legend. It also
hints, by the Word of the Degree, at the Richard Shaver antediluvian
The Word is SISIT, given as “the
Chaldean Enoch”. Its value is the same as the Shaverian ‘telepathic
broadcasting device’ of the ancient Titans (Prometheus was a Titan; the
Degree is named “Sublime Titan of the Caucasus”), or 80 = TELAUG.
The 53rd Degree is more explicit.
A brazier of fire is surrounded by a Phoenix and a Serpent. The phoenix,
in legend is the bird which burns itself to ashes and is reborn from the
The Candidate is told that,
forming a circle, is an emblem of eternity…The Phoenix is a still more
natural exposition…it symbolized the cycle of the Star Sirius or Sothis
of 1461 years.”
The Sign is to imitate looking
through a telescope. The Token is to join left hands and point to the
Star Sirius with the right index finger. The Word is PHOENIX, a symbol
of Sothis or Sirius, as the notes inform us.
We have spoken elsewhere of the
63rd Degree, “Sublime Kawi” in the Yarker version, but sometimes given
as “Adept of Sirius”. SUBLIME KAWI = 149, the same value as the
following (64th) Degree, SAGE OF MYTHRAS, already discussed, but a
Degree of Great antiquity and deserving of much attention.
It speaks of travel to the Stars
by the Adepts. The candidate is called “child of Earth” implying the
giver of the Degree is something else. The new initiate is given a
cipher script, a secret code similar to the later “Royal Arch” cipher.
Stellar, that is Star symbolism,
continues up through the Degrees. The 95th, or “Grand Conservator” has
as its jewel and symbol a four-pointed star inside a double circle with
a triangle in the middle, holding a jewel.
The Misraim, Ancient & Primitive,
York, and even Scottish Masonic systems all contain similar stories and
Memphis Ciphers, from Le
Sanctuaire de Memphis, by E. J. Marconis de Negré.
15: THE CENTRAL
PASSWORD - THE DREAM OF H1331
“A while back I
had a weird dream where I saw Crowley exactly as he looks in a picture
that is often used in books and magazines. He was sitting at a table
with a blackboard. He gave me a quizzical look and wrote “H1331” on the
blackboard. He kept gesturing toward the board and looking at me as if
he were trying to tell me something.”
-- Ron Bonds, Publisher, Personal Letter, 8/1/94
“…the mystery of which is that
SELF (God) is also SELFLESSNESS which is LA (Not) and for Numeration 31
the Three is One which is None, and the reverse of this Number is 13
which is Unity and Love.”
-- Frater Achad, Book 31
“Is a God to live in a dog? No!
but the highest are of us…”
-- The Book of the Law, II:19
“I wrenched DOG backwards to find
GOD; now GOD barks.”
-- Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies, Chapter 63
IN traditional (Hebrew) Qabala, AL
or “God” - spelled Aleph (1) Lamed (30) has a value of 31, as does LA or
“Not” spelled Lamed (30) Aleph (1), but derived in opposite ways.
In Qabala, the world is reduced to
nothing or, better NO-thing at the highest level, that is, the apparent
Opposites are resolved; anything is true only insofar as the reverse is
true also -- false, only insofar as the reverse also is equally false.
The Book of the Law, Liber AL vel
Legis, is, in a certain Qabalistic sense, then, the Book of ALLA or LAAL
or God and Not God; the Book of the Union of Opposites.
This provides a primary Key to
understanding the content of the Book, and the several curious uses of
the word “Not” (and of the word “God”) therein. If we take the “Dog” in
Crowley’s comments to refer to Sirius, the “dog star” of the
constellation called Canus Major, or the Great Dog, we see that the
GOD/NOT reversal is reflected in the English curiosity that “Dog” and
God” are the same word spelled in opposite directions.
The “Gods of the Dog Star” are
“gods” only relative to the primitive men they appeared among. This
speaks to the spiritual implications of human-alien contact.
The reverse of 31 is, of course,
13, the Hebrew value of “Achad” (as in Frater Achad, or the Number “One”
in Hebrew), also, “Unity” and “Love” -- the interplay of 31 (GOD) and 31
(NOT) are united in LOVE (13) and UNITY (13).
This is confirmed in another sense
in that 31 = GOD in Hebrew Qabala, while its reverse, 13 = EMPTINESS
(Beth (2) + Heh (5) + Vau (6) = 13).
In this sense, Publisher Ron
Bonds’ dream of Crowley pointing to “H1331” reveals the formula “Hebrew:
Emptiness is God,” which duplicates the meaning of Gotama Buddha’s Word
“Anata” or ‘No-Soul’ or “Emptiness is the Essence of all things” which
is the core Attainment of all schools of meditation.
The Fourth Principle:
Each Person Has A Genuine Identity
By “genuine identity,” we mean
something that is undeniable and yet ultimately
indefinable. We know we exist, and when we “look
at the looker,” we experience a peculiar
sensation of presence without articulation.
What is true of ourselves individually must be
true of all human beings, for surely our
experience of self-existence is not unique. Let
that person who denies his or her own existence
demonstrate their non-existence by some proof.
Little more need be said.
The Fifth Principle:
The World Genuinely Exists
There may appear to be a vast
gulf between our genuine identity and the world
around us, but without mind we would know as
little about the world as a rock, and be equally
unable to formulate ideas about it. Mind
reflects the light, sound, and other stimuli
arising outside and within our body, and creates
an image of the world in our mind that we call
The reflective capacity of the
mind is its “tautological nature.” The
“tautological nature of the mind” is a term
derived from the language of logic, that defines
a tautology as a statement that is always true,
like “A=A.” Similarly, the mind reflects what
is delivered to the senses and recomposes an
image of the world inside our awareness. Our
senses are portals into this inner theatre, and
our experience of the world is a marvelous
composition, an intricate reflection, of our
Because the mind creates a
reflection, and this is our only contact with
the world around us, some people question
whether the world is not in fact an illusion
that arises from the mind itself. Often called
“solipsism,” this notion is rejected by the
Oestian Path, because it requires belief in
something for which there is no evidence – a
mind separate from the world itself, in which
the “illusion of the world” could appear.
The Oestian Path takes a
common-sense approach to the world – we all see
it, therefore, it exists. The world is
reflected in our mind with variable accuracy,
and subject to our experience. Infants, for
example, are unaware of the existence of
separate objects. When an object is removed from
an infant’s field of vision, she does not seek
to discover its whereabouts – she accepts its
disappearance as a natural process in a world of
changing shapes and colors.
Once a child conceives of the
world as a gathering of separate objects, she
will identify and give them names. She sees a
silvery disk high in the sky and learns it is
called the moon. As the years pass, she adds
concepts to that name as we learn why it changes
from a crescent to a circle and back again, and
then we learn about the solar system and so
forth and so on, until gradually, a whole system
of astronomical concepts comes to envelop us,
and we can speak of galaxies, metagalaxies,
black holes, and the Big Bang. Our knowledge
expands exponentially, and yet it is a type of
knowledge of which Chuang Tzu said, “Great
knowledge makes all into one. Small knowledge
breaks things into parts. When there are parts,
they must have names. There are enough names.
One must know when to stop.”
It is not difficult to take a
rest from the activity of naming, the endless
pairing of perceptions with concepts, and the
interactions of concepts with each other. There
are many practices for loosening the net of
conceptual thinking, and a practitioner can find
lots of help and advice in developing this
ability. What is most helpful, however, is to
remember that the pre-verbal, pre-conceptual
awareness is present at all times, a few moments
of mental activity before the arising of names
and notions. By remaining at the level of
pre-verbal awareness, and watching as names and
notions arise and dissolve, one will lose the
sense of separation from genuine identity and
taste direct knowledge.
We must, of course, allow
ourselves to use names and notions to describe
our world to ourselves and each other. A world
of speechless beings is not our goal, but the
experience of wordless awareness is necessary to
self-knowledge and seeing the world and other
people in true perspective. With an
understanding of the distinction between objects
and the names we associate with them, and the
distinction between our genuine identity and the
self-description we call our self-image, we are
prepared to use the tautological nature of the
conceptual mind creatively. We can understand
that what we call things, and how we describe
ourselves and other people determines how we
experience life and choose to act. The
tautological nature of conceptual mind dictates
that things become more like what we think and
say they are.
Because things come to
resemble what we say they are, we must be
attentive to the names we give things, and be
certain those names are accurate. We are all
prophets of our own destiny in a very
substantial degree. Thus, in order to keep a
firm ground for wholesome growth under our own
feet, we must affirm, first, last and always,
that we possess genuine identity. The source of
this affirmation is as near as your own
existence. No one can deny his or her own
existence, and the very expression of the idea,
“I do not exist,” negates its truth. If you do
not exist, who is making the statement?
The tautological functioning
of our minds makes us vulnerable to believing
lies, accepting superstitions, and granting
superior status to those who wear badges of
authority. A considerable volume of speech and
imagery is directed at us daily, directed at
destroying our belief in our genuine identity.
Appeals to nihilistic sentiment abound, in
high-flown, scientific, philosophical and
artistic forms, and in crude, depressing
expressions common in popular culture. Thus, we
must actively repel self-denying, nihilistic
beliefs, and like removing poison darts that
would leak toxins into our bloodstream, discard
these bad ideas before they take root
tautologically in our own thinking. We should
clear the mirror of the mind so it reflects the
genuine existence of the world and the genuine
identity of our fellow living beings.
-- The Oestian Way,
by Charles Carreon
Then, again, if we take the Zero
to be Negation, AL (God), or Aleph (1) Lamed (30) is 1.3 or 13, while LA
(Not), Lamed (30) Aleph (1) is 3.1 or 31.
Keeping in mind that Hebrew is
written from Right to Left, this can be read as AL (God) is 31, while LA
(Not) is, in this sense, 13, considered using common numerals in an
English Language context.
One other association, pertaining
to New Aeon English Qabala Cipher Six (NAEQ6): It was through the ALLA/LAAL
31/13 paradox that Frater Achad was able to suggest the True Cipher
Value of the first three letters (A=1, L=2, W=3; ALW also being an anagram
for LAW as in The Book of the Law or Word of the Law) of the Cipher.
The fourth letter, counting Eleven
spaces again through the standard English Alphabet, is H=4.
Thus, in Ron’s dream, Crowley
seems to be calling attention to the next letter value H, after Achad’s
1331 work. H1331, then, confirms this work. It is significant that Ron
Bonds, of IllumiNet Press, was hard at work on publishing Secret Cipher
of the UFOnauts which uses that very ‘code’ generated out of the 1331
‘password’ of the Great White Brotherhood, at the time of his dream.
Achad noted that,
first got into touch with the Brothers of the A. A. the Pass word
was ‘There is No-God.’ This seems to confirm this Word, as the
central secret of A. A.”
Crowley described the experience,
which took place in the Algerian desert December 12, 1909 in this way:
“But the Angel
that was with me lifted me, and I saw the edge of the altar, as I must
call it…One of them bends forward so that I may whisper the pass-word.
The Angel prompts me to whisper: ‘There is no God.’ So they let me pass,
and though there was indeed nothing visible therein, yet there was a
very strange atmosphere, which I could not understand.
“Suspended in the air there is a
silver star, and on the forehead of each of the guardians there is a
“…I think the difference in the
way the English and Hebrew Alphabets are written, “ Achad noted, “is a
good symbol of this, the direction is different, so that the same two
letters might stand for either LA or AL according to the manner in which
we look upon them. The great value of this Word lies in the fact that
the self-same symbol contains the ideas of Nothing and Something,
without any change in itself, and this seems to be the one Symbol that
gets over the difficult transition from NOT to ONE.”
It is also true that if 13 be
taken for LA, and 31 for AL, and H for itself, it forms an anagram for
ALLAH, the Islamic name of deity and, from a magical perspective, the
Word of the Magus Mohammed.
Medieval map showing pre-Ice
Age Antarctica in detail.
16: IN SUMMARY: A RADICAL REVISION OF THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH
IN ancient times there appear to
have been complex and sophisticated maps of the entire surface of the
While most of these source maps disappeared with the burnings of the
Library at Alexandria, which survived until the 7th Century, that of
Carthage which the Romans destroyed, and other repositories of
traditional wisdom, enough fragmentary source maps remained in
Constantinople and elsewhere for medieval cartographers to formulate
imperfect copies of world maps and area maps of great antiquity and
accuracy, though their own inferior knowledge allowed many errors,
including those of projection, to distort some features.
The medieval portolano charts, the
famous world map of Piri Muhyi ‘l-Din Reis of 1513, the Oronteus Finaeus
world map of 1534 and others all suggest a very ancient knowledge of
latitude and longitude, all the continents including Antarctica, the use
of complex trigonometry, etc. in the source map or maps. In some of
these maps Antarctica appears with ice free coasts and running rivers,
and glaciers are shown in various areas, also indicating an incredibly
While some effort has been made to
link this knowledge to prehistoric civilizations, no such civilizations
are known to have existed. An aerial survey, perhaps shared with early
human civilizations is suggested.
From very early times the oldest
civilizations show a great reverence for certain stars, particularly
Sirius, the brightest Star in the heavens, in the constellation Canus
Major, the “Great Dog”.
Interest in the Sun and Moon had
obvious agricultural meaning, but the attempt to link the extremely
early Egyptian fascination with the double star Sirius as being related
to the beginning of the Flooding of the Nile is brought into question by
the world wide attention to that brightest of the fixed stars. The
Sumerians and later Babylonians often depicted Sirius as a sort of wheel
in their great works of art, and the Anasazi peoples of the Southwestern
North American Continent built special Temples to catch the rising and
setting light of Sirius on significant days, as had the early Egyptians.
The Anasazi, whose origins and
even real name are unknown, appeared out of nowhere and disappeared in
pre-Columbian times. The Sumerians were of similar unknown origin; they
The two thousand year old Moose
Mountain medicine wheel in Canada is also oriented to catch Sirius in
its rising at Midsummer dawn, as are more recent Amerindian medicine
wheels. The similarity between the medicine wheels in North America, and
the depiction of Sirius in Babylonian plaques (as in the Lamashtu
Plaque) is remarkable.
Within the structure of
Freemasonry is a continuation of the reverence for Sirius, and of an
ancient legend of a humanoid but fish-like being, called the Oannes, who
brought to ancient Mesopotamia the working tools of civilization, law,
writing, architecture and culture. The Oannes established an initiatory
priesthood to carry forward this knowledge, and this forms the core of
The Oannes is often depicted as a
fish man with Sirius over his head, or that of his (later) priests. He
is said to have spent the days among men, and the nights in the depth of
the Persian Gulf. The Byzantine Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Photius
(820-893) informs us the beings arrived from the sky in luminous eggs,
which put down in the Gulf.
The fish god symbolism shows up in
the stories of the Mesopotamian god Odocon, or Dagon, later taken up by
the Canaanites, the Phoenicians and at last the Carthaginians, before
their destruction by the Romans. The story shows up in the form of the
wonderworking prophet Joshua, the son of Nun (Yeheshua, the fish’s son)
later reflected in the story of Jesus (Yeheshua), whose sign was the
fish (Vesica Piscis, or Vessel of the Fish), whose chief disciple was a
fisherman called “The Big Fisherman”, who could walk on water and
produce fishes miraculously.
His card became “The Hanged Man”
formerly “The Drowned Man” .
The Freemasons revere yet another
guise of the same story, John the Baptist, whose feast day, June 24th,
coincides with the Summer Solstice and the ancient feast day of The
Oannes, “Oannes” meaning “John”. The Grand Lodge of Speculative
Freemasonry was founded on June 24, 1717, in honor of that Saint. It was
on June 24th of 1947 that the traditional ‘first’ flying saucer sighting
took place in the Pacific Northwest.
The Oannes myth has been linked to
the Celtic Guoydion legends, and the Jonah or Ionas of Babylonia, Hebrew
and Chaldean myth. The Biblical Jonah is swallowed and disgorged by a
great fish to teach in the Babylonian City of Ninevah.
The symbolism continues to the
present time. In the reign of Henry VIII Cardinal John Fisher was
martyred for his loyalty to Roman Catholicism and opposition to the
King’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon. He was executed on June 22nd,
1535, the traditional day when the Sun enters the Sign of Cancer, which
is associated with Sirius and the “Dog Days” of Summer because of
Cancer’s former association with the Summer Solstice.
John Fisher was made a Saint by
the Roman Catholic Church in 1935, with June 22nd given as his feast
day. Consider the date, his first and last names.
Still more recently, Philip K.
Dick, the visionary author of V.A.L.I.S. (“Vast Active Living
Intelligence System”) and other modern Gnostic works, who associates
VALIS with the Vesica Piscis, experienced a profound mystical
transformation in 1974. Shortly before his death he told Greg Rickman
that, being in tremendous pain from a tooth extraction:
I came home and I
was in great pain. He hadn’t given me any pain medication and my wife
called the pharmacy. I was in such pain that I went out to meet the girl
when she came. She was wearing a golden fish in profile (on a) necklace.
The sun struck it and it shone, and I was dazed by it. I asked her what
it was and she said it was a sign worn by the early Christians, and
instantly the world transformed into the apocalypses.
It is amazing that when someone
else spouts the nonsense you yourself believe you can readily perceive
it as nonsense. In the VW Rabbit as I had listened to Linda and Eric
rattle on about being three-eyed people from another planet I had known
they were nuts. This made me nuts, too. The realization had frightened
me: the realization about them and about myself.
"There is no 'Zebra,'" I said.
"It's yourself. Don't you recognize your own self? It's you and only
you, projecting your unanswered wishes out, unfulfilled desires left
over after Gloria did herself in. You couldn't fill the vacuum with
reality so you filled it with fantasy; it was psychological compensation
for a fruitless, wasted, empty, pain-filled life and I don't see why you
don't finally now fucking give up; you're like Kevin's cat: you're
stupid. That is the beginning and the end of it. Okay?"
You said it yourself: the universe
is irrational because the mind behind it is irrational. You are
irrational and you know it. I am. We all are and we know it, on some
level. I'd write a book about it but no one would believe a group of
human beings could be as irrational as we are, as we've acted."
Valis, by Philip
The profound change in
consciousness lasted a year. Dick eventually became a follower of UFO
contactee Benjamin Creme. His last work published in his lifetime was
The Divine Invasion, just before his untimely death ten years ago.
"I will always speak the truth to
you, Herb Asher," the boy continued. "There is no deceit in God. I want
you to live. I made you live once before, when you lay in psychological
death. God does not desire any living thing's death; God takes no
delight in nonexistence. Do you know what God is, Herb Asher? God is He
Who causes to be. Put another way, if you seek the basis of being that
underlies everything you will surely find God. You can work back to God
from the phenomenal universe, or you can move from the Creator to the
phenomenal universe. Each implies the other. The Creator would not be
the Creator if there were no universe, and the universe would cease to
be if the Creator did not sustain it. The Creator does not exist prior
to the universe in time; he does not exist in time at all. God creates
the universe constantly; he is with it, not above or behind it. This is
impossible to understand for you because you are a created thing and
exist in time. But eventually you will return to your Creator and then
you will again no longer exist in time. You are the breath of your
Creator, and as he breathes in and out, you live. Remember that, for
that sums up everything that you need to know about your God. There is
first an exhalation from God, on the part of all creation; and then, at
a certain point, it starts its journey back, its inhalation. This cycle
never ceases. You leave me; you are away from me; you start back; you
rejoin me. You and everything else. It is a process, an event. It is an
activity -- my activity. It is the rhythm of my own being, and it
sustains you all."
"It is not a good universe that I
strive for, nor a just one, nor a pretty one; the existence of the
universe itself is at stake. Final victory for Belial does not mean
imprisonment for the human race, continued slavery, but nonexistence;
without me, there is nothing, not even Belial, whom I created."
"The power of evil," Emmanuel
continued, "is the ceasing of reality, the ceasing of existence itself.
It is the slow slipping away of everything that is, until it becomes,
like Linda Fox, a phantasm. That process has begun. It began with the
primal fall. Part of the cosmos fell away. The Godhead itself suffered a
crisis; can you fathom that, Herb Asher? A crisis in the Ground of
Being? What does that convey to you? The possibility of the Godhead
ceasing -- does it convey that to you? Because the Godhead is all that
stands between --" He broke off. "You can't even imagine it. No creature
can imagine nonbeing, especially its own nonbeing. I must guarantee
being, all being. Including yours."
"A war is coming," Emmanuel said.
"We will choose our ground. It will be for us, the two of us, Belial and
me, a table, on which we play. Over which we wager the universe, the
being of being as such. I initiate this final part of the ages of war; I
have advanced into Belial's territory, his home. I have moved forward to
meet him, not the other way around. Time will tell if it was a wise
The Divine Invasion, by Philip K.
All serious magical rituals are a
hidden advanced technology, concealed in a cipher now revealed. The Ultraterrestrials have been our teachers, puppet masters, body
snatchers, lovers, and slave masters. Among us are Adepts who are in
league with them, from the ancient priesthoods of light and darkness, to
the Hidden Church of Light or Great White Brotherhood, and the Dark
Lodges or the Black Lodge.
Other adepti have raised
themselves beyond the human condition and, as Ascended Masters are at
once our ancestors, benefactors and an indicator of what we, as humans
can become. Hitler met the “New Man” and was frightened by him. He was
neither Aryan nor German, but the Georgian Mystic G.I. Gurdjieff.
The Ultraterrestrials, behind
smoke, mirrors and illusion both need us and are afraid of us.
THE ROCKET SCIENTIST & THE GURU -- STARGATE 1946
“At about the same
time that Parsons was trying to incarnate an extraterrestrial entity, he
also claimed that he had met a Venusian in the desert of New Mexico -- an
odd foreshadowing of the claims of later ‘contactees’ such as George Adamski in the early 1950s.”
-- Jay Katz, Saucers of the Illuminati 
THE so-called “Babalon Working”
conducted by John Whiteside Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard between January 4
and March 4, 1946, has been the object of much speculation,
mythologizing and wonder.
This speculation is due in part to
the involvement of two charismatic and brilliant Bohemians of that
period. Parsons (1914-1952) was a major force in the early development
of solid fuel booster rockets, for which work the International
Astronomical Union eventually named a Lunar Crater in his memory. He was
an O.T.O. member from 1941, and served for a short period as Master of
Agape Lodge O.T.O. in the 1940s. He died under mysterious circumstances
in an explosion in 1952.
The other participant, pulp
fiction author La Fayette Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), eventually founded
the Church of Scientology and has been the center of stormy controversy
in the decades since.
Both men were students of magick,
especially the sexual magick of Aleister Crowley.
According to Bent Corydon, Hubbard
once confided in his son, Ron Jr.,
techniques and powers I alone have refined, improved on, applied my
engineering principles to. Science and logic. THE keys! My keys to
the doorway of the Magick; my magick! THE power! NOT Scientology
power! MY power! The real powers of Solomon…”
Then, in 1955, I went to work in the Scientology office
in London. I noticed a woman in the office doing strange things with
strange people in the office, so I investigated her. I found out she was
a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. I got very angry at her
and broke into her apartment, where I found dozens of little code pads.
They looked like little milk pads with a whole mess of letters and
numbers on them. I had people follow her to the Russian Embassy. I
finally wrote a long report to my father about her. He was furious. He
told me not to investigate anymore, not to write anymore, not to tell
anyone what I had found out, to destroy all my evidence. I yelled at
him, "The goddamn Russians are running around the office and doing God
knows what." He yelled back. "I want 'em there!" He told me that she was
placed there by the KGB with his knowledge and consent. This really
bothered me. My grandfather, who was a lieutenant commander in the navy,
had impressed me with his red-white-and-blue honor and integrity. He was
an officer of the old school. 180 degrees different from my father, in
fact, I credit him a great deal with my ability to get rid of
Scientology and get my head straightened out, because his patriotism had
gotten through to me and made me sour on what my father was doing in
dealing with the Russians.
Penthouse: Was this why you became disenchanted with Scientology?
Hubbard: It was the beginning. I began
to see that my father was a sick, sadistic, vicious man. I saw more and
more parallels between his behavior and what I read about the way Hitler
thought and acted. I was realizing that my father really wanted to
destroy his enemies and take over the world. Whoever was perceived as
his enemy had to be destroyed, including me. This [was the] "fair game"
policy since the beginning. The organization couldn't exist without it.
It keeps people very quiet.
Penthouse: Do you mean killed?
Hubbard: Well, he didn't really want
people killed, because how could you really destroy them if you just
killed them? What he wanted to do was to destroy their lives, their
families, their reputations, their jobs, their money, everything. My
father was the type of person who, when it came to destruction, wanted
to keep you alive for as long as possible, to torture you, punish you.
If he chose to destroy you, he would love to see you lying in the
gutter, strung out on booze and drugs, rolling in your own vomit, with
your wife and children gone forever: no job, no money. He'd enjoy
walking by and kicking you and saying to other people, "Look what I did
to this man!" He's the kind of man who would pull the wings off flies
and watch them stumble around. You see, this fits in with his
Scientology beliefs, also. He felt that if you just died, your spirit
would go out and get another body to live in. By destroying an enemy
that way, you'd be doing him a favor. You were letting him out from
under the thumb of L. Ron. Hubbard, you see?
Penthouse: It's been said that many
Scientologists have similar philosophies.
Hubbard: Yes. Many are sadistic, just
like he was. Very Teutonic, very Gestapo.
Penthouse: Do you think they would stop
Hubbard: Many wouldn't. The one
super-secret sentence that Scientology is built on is: "Do as thou
wilt." That is the whole of the law. It also comes from the black magic,
from Alistair Crowley. It means that you are a law unto yourself, that
you are above the law, that you create your own law. You are above any
other human considerations. Since you came into being by an act of will,
you can do anything you will. If you decide to go out and kill somebody
-- bam! -- that's it. An act of will. Not connected to any emotions or
feelings, not governed by any ethics or morality or law. They are very
vicious people. Totally into attack. Most people think these people are
so insane and wild and berserk and unpredictable. Not to me. Insane
people are very predictable, because they're trapped on the same mental
and spiritual merry-go-round and all they can do is go round and round.
For years I've been able to counter them -- to stay alive -- simply
because I was one of them. I had a helluva good teacher.
Penthouse: Was your father violent in
his behavior with his family?
Hubbard: Not to me. But he beat up a
lot of women very badly. Blood, black eyes, busted teeth, the whole
thing. He beat the holy hell out of women. His rages were incredible.
I've read reports of the kinds of rages Hitler used to have, and they
sound just like my father's. He was especially touchy about food. He
would always have somebody else at the table sample everything on the
table before he'd eat it. I've seen him pick up an entire dinner table
and throw it against the wall if he didn't like the food or thought it
was suspicious. He got very strange in the fifties. He had to have his
clothes washed and washed and washed. He would take showers half a dozen
times a day. I have often wondered if all of this might have been caused
by the massive amounts of drugs and medication he took.
Penthouse: Did your father take a lot
Hubbard: Yes. Since he was sixteen. You
see, drugs are very important in the application of heavy black magic.
The personal use of drugs expands one's conscious ability to break open
the doors to the realm of the deep.
Penthouse: What kind of drugs did he
Hubbard: At various times, just about
everything, because he was quite a hypochondriac. Cocaine, peyote,
amphetamines, barbiturates. It would be shorter to list what he didn't
Penthouse: Did he encourage you to do
Hubbard: Well, he used them with me. He
was a real night person. We used to sit around all night, sit around his
office or home, get loaded up, and talk. He had a pretty liquid tongue.
He loved to talk. And of course, in the fifties, he decided that I was
the heir apparent, so he wanted to teach me everything he knew. He
started me out by mixing phenobarbital into my bubble gum, when I was
ten years old. This was to induce deeper trances in order to practice
the black magic and to get an avenue to power.
Penthouse: How exactly would this work?
Hubbard: The explanation is sort of
long and complicated. The basic rationale is that there are some powers
in this universe that are pretty strong. As an example, Hitler was
involved in the same black magic and the same occult practices that my
father was. The identical ones. Which, as I have said, stem clear back
to before Egyptian times. It's a very secret thing. Very powerful and
very workable and very dangerous. Brainwashing is nothing compared to
it. The proper term would be "soul cracking." It's like cracking open
the soul, which then opens various doors to the power that exists, the
satanic and demonic powers. Simply put, it's like a tunnel or an avenue
or a doorway. Pulling that power into yourself through another person --
and using women, especially -- is incredibly insidious. It makes Dr. Fu
Manchu look like a kindergarten student. It is the ultimate vampirism,
the ultimate mind-fuck, instead of going for blood, you're going for
their soul. And you take drugs in order to reach that state where you
can, quite literally, like a psychic hammer, break their soul, and pull
the power through. He designed his Scientology Operating Thetan
techniques to do the same thing. But, of course, it takes a couple of
hundred hours of auditing and mega-thousands of dollars for the
privilege of having your head turned into a glass Humpty Dumpty --
shattered into a million pieces. It may sound like incredible gibberish,
but it made my father a fortune.
Inside the Church of
Scientology: An Exclusive Interview with L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., by
Hubbard Sr. made clear he was
talking about the sex magick central to the OTO system, but with a
“Sex by will, Love by will -- no
caring and no sharing -- no feelings… Sex is the route to power. Scarlet
women! They are the secret to the doorway. Use and consume. Feast. Drink
the power through them. Waste and discard them.” 
The idealist Jack Parsons could
hardly have understood what sort of man he was dealing with here; he
wrote Crowley in February, 1946:
“About three months ago I met Ron…
He is a gentleman… He moved in with me about two months ago, and
although Maggy and I are still friendly, she has transferred her sexual
affections to Ron.” 
While Parsons was convinced that
Hubbard, as he wrote Crowley, “…is in complete accord with our own
principles”  and proceeded to enter into a joint financial venture
with the future Father of Scientology, Crowley was writing his eventual
successor as O.T.O. Grand Master, Karl Germer,
brother’s account he has given away both his girl and his money --
apparently it’s the ordinary confidence trick.” 
Parson’s friend Alva Rogers, who
witnessed these events as they unfolded, described Hubbard’s role in
“Ron was a persuasive and
unscrupulous charmer, not only in social groups, but with the ladies. He
was so persuasive and charmingly unscrupulous that within a matter of a
few weeks he brought the entire house of Parsons down around poor Jack’s
ears. He did this by the simple expedient of taking over Jack’s girl for
extended periods of time.” 
It was against this background
that Parsons and Hubbard embarked upon “The Babalon Working” -- an
elaborate sexual magick experiment designed to bring Babalon into
The whole concept of the “Magical
Child” has several distinct interpretations.
In the more orthodox and
traditional view, sex magick is employed to Manifest, by an act of Pure
Will, a magical being the material basis of which are the sexual fluids
themselves. A more literal interpretation holds that magical ritual such
as “The Star Sapphire” will produce a
“Moon Child” -- that is, a living
child who serves as host to a super-being, that is, the child is an
“avatar” in Eastern terms, or an Incarnation of the Divine in Western
Yet a third interpretation is that
sex magick is, simply, the “Yoga of Sex” and the “Magical Child” is the
Transformed Sex Magician Himself!
Hubbard and Parsons were
ostensibly aiming at the second, literal interpretation; to manifest a
Scarlet Woman willing to conceive a child who would embody the
transformative goddess-being Babalon.
Crowley wrote Germer:
“Apparently Parsons or Hubbard or
somebody is producing a moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I
contemplate the idiocy of these louts.” 
The reaction was certainly
Crowley’s successor as Grand
Master of the O.T.O. in the 1980s, Hymenaeus Beta, noted that an
adequate chronicle of Parsons’,
“now -- famous ‘Babalon Working’ of
1946 EV has yet to be published… Most published accounts focus on his
friendship and falling-out with Church of Scientology founder L. Ron
Hubbard without appraising the larger issues of what was actually being
attempted, and why.” 
Certainly, Parsons’ own
description of the Working is based in the fundamentals of Ceremonial
and Sexual Magick.
In “The Book of Babalon -- January
4 - March 4, 1946 EV” Parsons outlines the entire experiment, including
the reasons for it:
“The present age
is under the influence of the force called, in magical terminology,
Horus. This force relates to fire, Mars, and the Sun, that is, to power,
violence and energy…
“This force is completely blind,
depending upon the men and women in whom it manifests and who guide it…
“The catastrophic trend is due to
our lack of understanding of our own natures. The hidden lusts, fears,
and hatreds resulting from the warping of the love urge, which underlie
the natures of all Western peoples, have taken a homicidal and suicidal
“This impasse is broken by the incarnation of another sort of force,
called BABALON. The nature of this force relates to love, understanding,
and dionysian freedom, and is the necessary counterbalance or
correspondence to the manifestation of Horus.”
Thus far, Parsons is reasoning in
a sound manner.
Keep in mind, however, that he is
working with his ‘friend’ Hubbard, then in the very process of making
off with Parsons’ money and lover; a man who was to tell his son, Ron
Jr., a few years later, to use and discard Scarlet Women. In what sense
“scarlet?” the younger Hubbard asked.
Scientology ‘Source’ replied, “the blood of their bodies; the blood
of their souls… bend their bodies; bend their minds; bend their
wills; beat back the past.” 
This is the grossest perversion of
Nature is cruel; but I too am a Sadist.... The word
"Sadist" is taken from the famous Marquis de Sade, who gave supreme
literary form to the joys of torture.
The Book of Lies, by Aleister Crowley
Best of all are fluids and
secretions, notably blood and one other of supreme importance to the
continuity of life. When you can get these still alive to their
function, it is best of all. That is why it is not so highly recommended
to tear out and devour the heart and liver of your next-door neighbour;
you have gone far to destroy just that which is of most importance to
you to keep alive.
-- Magick Without Tears, by
One last word on this subject.
There is a Magical Operation of maximum importance: the Initiation of a
New Aeon. When it becomes necessary to utter a Word, the whole Planet
must be bathed in blood. Before man is ready to accept the Law of
Thelema, the Great War must be fought. This Bloody Sacrifice is the
critical point of the World-Ceremony of the Proclamation of Horus, the
Crowned and Conquering Child, as Lord of the Aeon. The whole matter is
prophesied in The Book of the Law itself; let the student take note, and
enter the ranks of the Host of the Sun.
-- Magick Without Tears, by
Akbar Pasha came here for blood: a drop of your
blood, my dear; Cyril's and mine are not in his power -- you saw how
contemptuously the boy played up to his trick! So I persisted in
offering him salt, and nothing but salt...."If he accepts salt it limits
his powers to injure the house where he accepts it, or its inmates; and
it exposes him to a terrible riposte. Why he should want your blood --
that is another question, and a very serious one. Unfortunately, it
implies that he knows who you are, and what we purpose for you. If he
had it, he could influence you to do his will; we only wish that you
should be free to do your own. I won't insult you by telling you that
you can go scatheless by the simple process of returning to your
ordinary life. I've been watching you, and I know you would despise me
for suggesting it. I know that you are ignorant of what may lie before
you, but that you judge it to be formidable; and that you embrace the
adventure with both hands."
-- MoonChild, by Aleister
Thus also Iliel's stagnant mind bred fearsome
things. Hour after hour, the pageant of diseased thoughts passed through
the shadowy gulfs of her chaotic spirit. Actual phantoms took shape for
her, some seductive, some menacing; but even the most hideous and cruel
symbols had a fierce fascination for her. There was a stag-beetle, with
flaming eyes, a creature as big as an elephant, with claws in constant
motion, that threatened her continually. Horribly as this frightened
her, she gloated on it, pictured its sudden plunge with those ghastly
mandibles upon her flanks. Her own fatness was a source of curious
perverse pleasure to her; one of her favourite reveries was to imagine
herself the centre of a group of cannibals, watch them chop off great
lumps from her body, and seethe them in the pot, or roast them on a
spear, hissing and dripping blood and grease, upon the fire. In some
insane or atavistic confusion of mind this dream was always recognized
as being a dream of love. And she understood, in some sub-current of
thought, why Suffragettes forced men to use violence upon them; it is
but a repressed sexual instinct breaking out in race-remembrance of
marriage by capture.
-- MoonChild, by Aleister
The Chinese (till Europe infected them) murdered all but
a few selected female infants, and consequently lived in peace and
prosperity for two thousand years.
-- The Vindication of
Nietzsche, by Aleister Crowley
A very convenient doctrine:
all this -- I wish one could teach it to the English wife, for ever on
the groan as she is that she is neglected, and then crying out again
when one gets her with child. The solution of the sex-problem is given
in the Arab proverb, "Women for children, and boys for pleasure." I
strongly advocate the putting of women in their proper sphere; they
should breed, nurse, educate, and perform those physical tasks for which
their coarser nervous system and lack of intelligence fit them. But no
woman is a fit companion for a man; she of necessity degrades him.
Luckily, in the case of the best men, she disgusts him. How many women
have left any mark on history, save by the excess of their impudicities
and whoredoms? We must exclude those born to queendom. I can think of
but one, Jeanne d'Arc, an example of the opposite abnormality,
-- The Scented Garden
of Abdullah the Satirist of Shiraz, by Ordo Templi Orientis
The latter merely observed in the
“We do opine
that it is better and easier that the other party should be in
ignorance of the sacred character of the Office. It is enough if
that assistant be formed by Nature signally for the physical task,
robust, vigorous, eager, sensible, hot and healthy; flesh, nerve and
blood being tense, quick, and lively, easily enflamed, and nigh
Crowley is telling us that a
partner in sexual magick should, ideally, in his opinion, be involved
for the sake of sensual pleasure, pure and simple.
Hubbard is telling his own son how
to enslave minds, bodies and souls. Parsons, who wrote extensively on
the subject of freedom, could have had no idea of what type of person he
was engaged in High Magick with.
In any case, Parsons goes on to
“In January 1946 I had been
engaged in the study and practice of Magick for seven years, and in the
supervision and operation of an occult lodge for four years , having
been initiated into the Sanctuary of the Gnosis by the Beast 666, Fra.
132, and Fra. Saturnus . At this time I decided upon a Magical
operation designed to obtain the assistance of an elemental mate.” 
In a sense, deprived of his former
lover, Parsons was ‘going for broke’ in looking for a partner to create
a magical child with;
“All or nothing --
I have no other terms,” as he put it to Crowley. 
Beginning on January 4, 1946 at
9:00 PM, Parsons and Hubbard employed the powerful Enochian Air Tablet,
using an Air Dagger, parchment talisman, invocations, conjurations,
Enochian Calls and invocations, and appropriate banishings. 
According to Parsons, at various
times over subsequent days, wind storms were raised, electrical power
was disrupted (January 14), during which Hubbard allegedly had a candle
knocked from his hand by Something; several witnesses saw a “brownish
yellow light about seven feet high”  which Parsons banished. 
On January 18 Parsons and Hubbard
were out in the Mojave Desert when Parsons suddenly had an epiphany, and
realized the experiment was accomplished. 
“I returned home,”
he tells us, “and found a young woman answering the requirements 
waiting for me.”
For the next month he invoked
BABALON with her as his partner, “as was proper to one of my grade” 
-- in other words, by the sexual Eucharist of the Mass of the Holy Ghost.
While his magical partner visited
in New York, on February 28, Parsons returned to the Mojave, and
received a “communication” he referred to as Liber 49, The Book of
Babalon, which identifies its source as Babalon Herself. It should be
noted that Hubbard was also away then.
Liber 49 asserts, among other
“The working is of nine moons… And
she shall wander in the witch-wood under the Night of Pan, and know the
mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent, and of the children that are
hidden away… I will provide the place and the material basis, thou the
tears and blood… Thy tears, thy sweat, thy blood, thy semen, thy love,
thy faith shall provide. Ah, I shall drain thee like the cup that is of
me, Babalon 
…Let me behold thee naked and lusting after me, calling upon my name…
Let me receive all thy manhood within my Cup, climax upon climax, joy
upon joy… Gather together in the covens as of old… Gather together in
secret, be naked and shameless and rejoice in my name.” 
It is interesting that much of
this anticipates the emergence of Wicca, at a time when Gerald Gardner
in England was only beginning to formulate his ideas. Parsons spent much
of the remainder of his short magical career writing on the subject of
In any event, when Parsons
communicated the Good News to Crowley, the old Magus was perplexed, or
amused, or, conceivably both.
He wrote Parsons,
“You have me
completely puzzled by your remarks. I thought I had a morbid
imagination, as good as any man’s, but it seems I have not. I cannot
form the slightest idea what you can possibly mean.”
Apparently undaunted, upon
Hubbard’s return Parsons prepared to impregnate his magical partner,
impressed by a vision Hubbard had “of a savage and beautiful woman
riding naked on a great cat-like beast.”
According to Francis King’s
High Priest and had sexual intercourse with the girl, while Hubbard
who was present acted as scryer, seer, or clairvoyant”.
This occurred on the first three
days of March, 1946.
The aftermath is the subject of
much rumor, and points out the high significance of sexual magick.
is the true Key to Magick,” said Crowley, “that is, by the right use
of this secret man may impose his Will on Nature herself…”
Hubbard took off with Parsons’
former partner and the funds of their joint enterprise. Parsons caught
up with Hubbard in July of 1946 in Miami, having to evoke Bartzabel 
to raise a storm at sea, forcing Hubbard back to shore.
Ron Hubbard nevertheless married
Parsons’ former lover the following month, and went on to write
Dianetics -- The Science of Mental Health and, eventually, to organize
the Church of Scientology, built on a hidden mythos of a 75 million year
old disaster in which the inhabitants of a 76 planet galactic federation
were blown up by a dictator named Xenu.
This science fiction ‘space opera’
from Hubbard’s pulp fiction days forms a bizarre underpinning to an
already bizarre story. 
For the rest of it, it depends
entirely on whom you talk to. Was a “magical child” -- conceived ritually
March 4, 1946, born into this world as Babalon Incarnate on or about
“nine moons” later, on or about December 4, 1946? Is such a being, a
woman of about 50, alive today? Or was there a more ethereal ‘birth’
perhaps, on a spiritual level, the true “birth date” of Gardnerian Wicca
and its various descendent bodies, and on a more material level, the
birth of modern ‘second wave’ feminism.
Surely, the timing of the Babalon
Working and the arrival of the Post War Baby Boom is simultaneous in an
eerie sort of way. UFO buffs have of late been touting a theory that
Hubbard came to Parsons with a purpose more grandiose than “the ordinary
In pulp magazine circles, he had
encountered any number of occultists and border occultists (Talbot
Mundy, Col. Arthur Burks, Major Donald Keyhoe, Ray Palmer and Richard S.
Shaver come to mind  and had already formulated the core of the
“inner Scientology teaching” outlined above.
He wished to bring this other
world into Manifestation, but lacked the technical knowledge to do so.
So, he came to the innocent sex magician Jack Parsons. In this version,
the Babalon Working, guided by Hubbard, had little to do with “Babalon”
and more to do with the hideous Old Ones of the H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu
“A door opened; something came
through” is the essence of this thesis, and the appearance of the first
“flying saucer” case the following year is considered, in this outré
rumor, not coincidental at all.
The Babalon Working permanently
alienated Parsons from Crowley, but the work of the ill-fated rocket
scientist has more recently been reevaluated in a more favorable light
by present day occultists and UFOlogists alike.
Memorabilia from Jack Parsons’
4. In point of fact, Adamski had
been trying to sell his Venusian story as science fiction several years
earlier - that is, at about the same time as Parsons alleged experience
in New Mexico.
5. Quoted from L. Ron Hubbard,
Messiah or Madman? by Bent Corydon and L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. (Lyle Stuart,
1987) p. 307.
6. op.cit. pp. 255-56.
7. op. cit. p. 256
8. op. cit. p. 258
9. op. cit. p. 259
10. op. cit. p. 257, but
frequently quoted in various sources; See also Crowley’s novel
11. Freedom Is A Two Edged Sword
by John W. Parsons (Falcon Press/O.T.O. 1989) introduction by Hymenaeus
Beta, p. 7
12, Corydon & Hubbard, op. cit. p.
13. De Arte Magica.
14. Agape Lodge O.T.O.
15. This is a significant “crew”
of initiators, indeed. The Sanctuary of the Gnosis refers to the Ninth
Degree of the O.T.O. System, the most exalted of the regular initiatory
degrees. The Initiators here mentioned are Aleister Crowley, the then
Grand Master of the Order, W.T. Smith, the U.S. National Grand Master,
and Karl Germer, who served after Crowley’s death as Grand Master until
the early 1960s.
16. The Collected Writings of Jack
Parsons, p. 2 Part One, The Book of Babalon, introduction, “Conception”
17. Corydon & Hubbard, op. cit. p.
18. This is standard ceremonial
magical ritual practice.
19. Book of Babalon, Parsons, p 6;
also quoted by Corydon & Hubbard, op. cit. p. 256
20. These are common side effects
in serious magical rituals.
21. This is, of course, the same
area that the Adamski Orthon contact took place a few years latter, the
area in which Dr. Wilhelm Reich, M.D. conducted his experiments with
shooting down UFOs with Orgone Energy, and various other UFO-related
22. Marjorie Elizabeth Cameron (b.
1922 - d. 1995), or the future Ms. Parsons; see Freedom Is…op. cit. Also
The Magical Link, Spring-Summer, 1995. “
23. Book of Babalon, op. cit, p. 4
24. After Liber Cheth, a Class A
Holy Book of the Thelemic Canon.
25. Book of Babalon, op. cit. pp.
26. A powerful magical being.
27. Corydon & Hubbard, op. cit. p.
28. Except for Mundy, the present
author has met with all of the pulp writers mentioned here.
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