The Blue Book-Liber Caeruleus – Parts One to Five

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“More and more we are finding that mythology in general

though greatly contorted very often has some historic base.

And the interesting thing is that

one myth which occurs over and over again in many parts of the world

is that somewhere a long time ago supernatural beings

had sexual intercourse with natural women

and produced a special breed of people.”

Liber Caeruleus

[The Blue Book]

Liber IX
Publication in Class B
V.H. Fra. B.R.H., B:.B:.
An Holy Member of the Nine Unknown Men

“More and more we are finding that mythology in general

though greatly contorted very often has some historic base.

And the interesting thing is that

one myth which occurs over and over again in many parts of the world

is that somewhere a long time ago supernatural beings

had sexual intercourse with natural women

and produced a special breed of people.”

The Universe is the Practical Joke of the General
at the Expense of the Particular,
quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed.
But those disciples nearest to him wept,
seeing the Universal Sorrow.
Those next to them laughed, seeing the Universal Joke.
Below these certain disciples wept. Then certain laughed.
Others next wept. Others next laughed.
Next others wept. Next others laughed.
Last came those that wept because they could not see the Joke,
and those that laughed lest they should be thought
not to see the Joke,
and thought it safe to act like Frater Perdurabo.
But though Frater Perdurabo laughed openly,
he also at the same time wept secretly;
and in himself he neither laughed nor wept.
Nor did he mean what he said.

Brother Dannionand the Boxes of Knowledge Excerpt from:
Saved by the Light_
1994 by
Dannion Brinkley
Villard Books, New York
ISBN 0-679-43176-4

On September 17, 1975, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the telephone during a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending thousands of volts of electricity into his head and down his body, throwing him several feet into the air. His heart stopped, and he died.
When Brinkley revived in the morgue after twenty-eight minutes, he had an incredible story to tell. Saved By the Light, is the profoundly moving personal account of his near-death experiences — the second NDE occurring fourteen years later — and the resulting spiritual transformation that has completely altered his life.

After the lightning strike, Brinkley watched from above as loved ones and medics tried to to start his heart. When doctors pronounced him dead he was already traveling through a dark tunnel toward a spirit being, who led him into a crystal city awash in light and tranquility. Brought before thirteen angelic instructors in what he describes as “a cathedral of knowledge,” Brinkley was told of events that would shake the world before the year 2000 — including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Persian Gulf War, and America’s current economic crisis. Of the 117 revelations that he recalls, 95 have already come to pass.

The Boxes of Knowledge
I was able to count the Beings as they stood behind the podium. There were thirteen of them, standing shoulder to shoulder and stretched across the stage. I was aware of other things about them, too, probably through some form of telepathy. Each one of them represented a different emotional and psychological characteristic that all humans have. For example, one of these Beings was intense and passionate, while another was artistic and emotional. One was bold and energetic, yet another possessive and loyal. In human terms, it was as though each one represented a different sign of the zodiac. In spiritual terms, these Beings went far beyond the signs of the zodiac. They emanated these emotions in such a way that I could feel them.

Now more than ever I knew that this was a place of learning. I would be steeped in knowledge, taught in a way that I had never been taught before. There would be no books and no memorization. In the presence of these Beings of Light, I would become knowledge and know everything that was important to know. I could ask any question and know the answer. It was like being a drop of water bathed in the knowledge of the ocean, or a beam of light knowing what all light knows.

I had only to think a question to explore the essence of the answer. In a split second I understood how light works, the ways in which spirit is incorporated into the physical life, why it is possible for people to think and act in so many different ways. Ask and you shall perceive, is the way I sum it up.

These Beings of Light were different from the one that met me when I first died. They had the same silver-blue glow of that first Being, but with light that glowed deep blue from within them. This color carried with it a great sense of might and seemed to draw from the same source that traits like heroism come from. I have never seen the color since then, but it seemed to signify that these Beings were among the greatest of their kind. I felt as awestruck and proud to be in their presence as I would to be standing with Joan of Arc or George Washington.

The Beings came at me one at a time. As each one approached, a box the size of a videotape came from its chest and zoomed right at my face.

The first time this happened I flinched, thinking I was going to be hit. But a moment before impact, the box opened to reveal what appeared to be a tiny television picture of a world event that was yet to happen. As I watched, I felt myself drawn right into the picture, where I was able to live the event. This happened twelve times, and twelve times I stood in the midst of many events that would shake the world in the future.

At the time I didn’t know these were future events. All I knew was that I was seeing things of great significance and that they were coming to me as clearly as the nightly news, with one great difference: I was being pulled into the screen.

Much later, when I returned to life, I wrote down 117 events that I witnessed in the boxes. For three years nothing happened. Then in 1978, events that I had seen in the boxes began to come true. In the eighteen years since I died and went to this place, ninety-five of these events have taken place.

On this day, September 17, 1975, the future came to me a box at a time.

Boxes One Through Three: Visions of a Demoralized Country
Boxes one, two, and three showed the mood of America in the aftermath of the war in Southeast Asia. They revealed scenes of spiritual loss in our country that were byproducts of that war, which weakened the structure of America and eventually the world.
The scenes were of prisoners of war, weak and wasted from hunger, as they waited in the rugged prisons of North Vietnam for American ambassadors to come and free them. I could feel their fear and then despair when they realized one by one that no help would be forthcoming and that they would live out their remaining years as slaves in jungle prisons. These were the MIAs, those military men considered “missing in action.”

The MIAs were already an issue in 1975, but they were used as a starting point in the visions to show an America that was slipping into spiritual decline.

I could see America falling into enormous debt. This came to me as scenes of money going out of a room much faster than it was coming in. Through some kind of telepathy I was aware that this money represented the increase in the national debt and that it spelled danger down the road. I also saw people waiting in long lines for the basics of life like clothing and food.

Many scenes of spiritual hunger came from the first two boxes as well. I saw people who were transparent in such a way as to reveal that they were hollow. This hollowness, it was explained to me telepathically, was caused by a loss of faith in America and what it stood for. The war in Southeast Asia had combined with inflation and distrust in our government to create a spiritual void. This void was added to by our loss of love for God.

This spiritual depravity resulted in a number of shocking visions: people noting and looting because they wanted more material goods than they had, kids shooting other kids with high-powered rifles, criminals stealing cars, young men firing on other young men from the windows of cars. Scenes like these played out in front of me like scenes from a gangster movie.

Most of the criminals were children or adolescents that no one cared about. As I watched image after image, it became painfully clear to me that these kids had no family units, and as a result, they were acting like wolves.

I was confused because I couldn’t figure out how American children could be left to roam and murder. Didn’t they have parental guidance? I wondered. How could such a thing happen in our country?

In the third box I found myself facing the seal of the president of the United States. I don’t know where I was, but I saw the initials “RR” emblazoned beneath this seal. Then I was standing in the midst of newspapers, looking at their editorial cartoons. One after the other I saw cartoons of a cowboy. He was riding the range or shooting down bad guys in saloons. This vision was festooned with satirical illustrations from around the country from such newspapers as the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. The dates on the newspapers ranged from 1983 to 1987, and it was clear from the nature of the drawings that they were about the president of the United States, who projected the image of being a cowboy to the rest of the world.

I could also tell that the man in these cartoons was an actor, because they all had a theatrical look to them. One of the cartoons even referred to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and played off the famous scene in that movie in which the two outlaws jump off a cliff into a shallow pool of water. Yet despite the vividness of the newspaper clippings, I was unable to see the face under the cowboy hat. I now know that “RR” stood for Ronald Reagan, but at the time I had no idea who the ” cowboy” was. A few months later, when I was recalling these visions for Dr. Raymond Moody, the noted psychiatrist and researcher of near-death experiences, he asked me who I thought ” RR” was. Without hesitation I said, “Robert Redford.” He has never let me forget that mistake and ribs me about it every time we get together.

Boxes Four and Five: Strife and Hatred in the Holy Lands
Boxes four and five were scenes from the Middle East, showing how this area of eternal strife would reach a boiling point. Religion would play a large role in these problems, as would the economy. A constant need for outside money fueled much of the anger and hatred that I saw in these boxes.
In the first of these boxes I saw two agreements taking place: In the first, Israelis and Arabs were agreeing to something, but what was unclear to me.

The second accord was one that I could see in some detail. Men were shaking hands and there was much talk about a new country. Then I saw a collage of images: the River Jordan, a settlement from Israel that was spreading into Jordan, and a map on which the country of Jordan was changing color. As I watched this puzzling collage unfold, I heard a Being speak telepathically to me and say that the country of Jordan would exist no more. I did not hear the name of the new country. This agreement was nothing more than a front by the Israelis to create a police force composed of Israelis and Arabs. This was a very harsh police force, cruel and unyielding. I saw them wearing blue-and-silver uniforms and having a tight grip on the people of this region. So tight was their grip, in fact, that world leaders became highly critical of Israel. Many corroborators on both sides kept an eye on their own people and reported their activities to this police force. They served to make everyone suspicious, causing trust in these societies to disappear.

I could see Israel becoming isolated from the rest of the world. As things worsened, there were images of Israel preparing for war against other countries, including Russia and a Chinese-and-Arab consortium. Jerusalem was somehow at the eye of this conflict, but I am not sure exactly how. From newspaper headlines that appeared in the vision, I could see that some incident in that holy city had served to trigger this war.

These visions revealed Israel as being spiritually hollow. I had the sense of it being a country of strong government but weak morals. Image after image came of Israelis reacting with hatred toward Palestinians and other Arabs, and I was steeped in the sense that these people as a nation had forgotten God and were now driven by racial hatred.

The fifth box showed oil being used as a weapon to control the international economy. I saw images of Mecca and then of the Saudi people. While these images streamed before me, a telepathic voice said that oil production was being cut off to destroy America’s economy and to milk money from the world economy. The price of oil was going up and up, said the voice, and Saudi Arabia was making an alliance with Syria and China. I could see Arab and Oriental people shaking hands and making deals. As these images came to me, I could sense money being given by the Saudis to Asian countries like North Korea, all in the hopes of destabilizing the economy of the Asian region.

I wondered where this alliance began, and I was able to see a close-up of Syrians and Chinese signing papers and shaking hands in a building that I knew was in Syria. The date that came to me was 1992.

Another date came to me 1993-and with it came images of Syrian and Chinese scientists working in laboratories to develop a missile that could deliver chemical and biological weapons. Nuclear weapons were becoming things of the past, and these countries wanted to develop new weapons of destruction.

The boxes kept coming.

Box Six: Visions of Nuclear Destruction
Number six was terrifying. I was drawn into the box and found myself in a cool, forested area beside a river. Next to the river was a massive cement structure, square and foreboding. I was fearful and didn’t know why. Suddenly the earth shook and the top of this cement structure exploded. I knew it was a nuclear explosion and could sense hundreds of people dying around me as it took place. The year 1986 was given to me through telepathy, as was the word wormwood. It wasn’t until a decade later, when the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded near Kiev in the Soviet Union, that I was able to associate these pictures with an event. It was then that I made another connection between the vision in this box and the nuclear disaster in the USSR. The word Chernobyl means “wormwood” in Russian.
A second nuclear accident appeared in the box, this in a northern sea so badly polluted that no ships would travel there. The water was a pale red and was covered with dead or dying fish. Around the water were peaks and valleys that made me think I was seeing a fiord like those in Norway. I couldn’t tell where this was, but I knew that the world was frightened at what had happened, because radiation from this accident could spread everywhere and affect all of humankind. The date on the picture was 1995.

The vision didn’t stop there. People were dying and deformed as a result of these nuclear catastrophes. In a series of what seemed like television pictures, I saw cancer victims and mutated babies in Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, not hundreds or thousands of people, but tens of thousands, in a vast array of deformity, going on through generations. The poisons released by these accidents were carried to the rest of the world through water, which was tainted forever by this nuclear waste. The Being made it clear that humans had created a horrible power that had not been contained. By letting this power out of their control, the Soviets had destroyed their own country and possibly the world.

The box showed me the fear in people’s hearts that resulted from these nuclear accidents. As the images of this fear unfolded, I somehow understood that environmentalism would emerge as the world’s new religion. People would consider a clean environment a key to salvation more than they ever had before. Political parties would spring up around the issue of a cleaner planet, and political fortunes would be made or broken based upon feelings about the environment.

From Chernobyl and this second accident, I could see that the Soviet Union would wither and die, with the Soviet people losing faith in their government and the government losing its grip on the people.

The economy played a strong role in these visions. I saw people carrying bags of money into stores and coming out with small bags of goods. People with military uniforms wandered the streets in Soviet cities begging for food, some obviously starving to death. People ate rotted potatoes and apples, and crowds rioted to get at trucks filled with food.

The word Georgia appeared in a Cyrillic script, and I could see a mafia developing in Moscow that I assume came from the state of Georgia in the Soviet Union. This mafia was a growing power that was in competition with the Soviet government. In scene after scene, I saw mafia members operating freely in a city that I think was Moscow.

I felt no joy as I watched the Soviet Union collapse. Although Soviet-style communism was dying right before my eyes, the Being of Light was saying that this was a cautious moment instead of a glorious one. “Watch the Soviet Union,” he said. “How the Russian people go, so goes the world. What happens to Russia is the basis for everything that will happen to the economy of the free world.”
  Box Seven: The Environmental Religion
The seventh box held powerful images of environmental destruction. I could see areas of the world radiating energy, glowing like a radium watch face in the dark. Telepathically I could hear voices speaking of the need to clean up the environment.
These voices came out of Russia at first, but then the accents changed and I could tell that they were emanating from South America, probably from Uruguay or Paraguay.

I saw the speaker from Russia as he talked with zeal about our need to heal the environment. People rallied around him quickly, and he soon became so powerful that he was elected one of the leaders of the United Nations. I saw this Russian riding on a white horse, and I knew that his rise would come before the year 2000.

Boxes Eight and Nine: China Battles Russia
In boxes eight and nine were visions of China’s growing anger toward the Soviet Union. When these visions took place in 1975, 1 didn’t know that the Soviet Union would break up. Now I think the tension I saw in that vision was a result of the death of Soviet communism, which left the Chinese the leaders of the Communist world.
At the time, the visions were a puzzle to me. I saw border disputes and heavy fighting between Soviet and Chinese armies. Finally, the Chinese amassed their armies at the border and pushed into the region.

The main battle was over a railroad, which the Chinese took in heavy fighting. They then pushed deep into the Soviet Union, cutting the country in half and taking over the oil fields of Siberia. I saw snow, blood, and oil and knew that the loss of life had been heavy.

Boxes Ten and Eleven: Economic Earthquakes, Desert Storm
Boxes ten and eleven came in rapid succession. They revealed scenes of the economic collapse of the world. In general terms, these visions showed a world in horrible turmoil by the turn of the century, one that resulted in a new world order that was truly one of feudalism and strife.
In one of the visions, people lined up to take money out of banks. In another the banks were being closed by the government. The voice that accompanied the visions told me that this would take place in the nineties and would be the beginning of an economic strife that would lead to the bankruptcy of America by the year 2000.

The box showed images of dollar signs flying by as people pumped gas and looked distressed. I knew this meant that oil prices were accelerating out of control.

I saw thirteen new nations entering the world market in the late nineties. These were nations with manufacturing capabilities that put them on a competitive footing with the United States. One by one our European markets began to give their business to these countries, which slowed our economy even more. All of this led to a greatly weakened economy.

But the end of America as a world power came as visions of two horrendous earthquakes in which buildings were swaying and toppling over like a child’s wooden blocks. I knew that these quakes happened sometime before the end of the century, but I couldn’t tell where they took place. I do remember seeing a large body of water that was probably a river.

The cost of rebuilding these destroyed cities would be the final straw for our government, now so financially broken that it would hardly be able to keep itself alive. The voice in the vision told me that it would be this way while the images from the box showed Americans starving and lined up for food.

At the tail end of box ten came images of warfare in the desert, a massive show of military might. I saw armies racing toward one another in the desert, with great clouds of dust billowing from the treads of tanks as they crossed the barren ground. There was cannon fire and explosions that looked like lightning. The earth shook and then there was silence. Like a bird, I flew over acres of destroyed army equipment.

As I left the box, the date 1990 came into my head. That was the year of Desert Storm, the military operation that squashed the army of Iraq for occupying Kuwait.

Box eleven began with Iran and Iraq in possession of nuclear and chemical weapons. Included in this arsenal was a submarine loaded with nuclear missiles. The year, said a voice in the vision, was 1993.

I saw this submarine powering through the waters of the Middle East, piloted by people I knew to be Iranians. I could tell that their purpose was to stop the shipping of oil from the Middle East. They were so praiseful of God in their speech that I had the sense that this was some kind of religious mission.

The missiles that occupied the desert of the Middle East were equipped with chemical warheads. I don’t know where they were aimed, but I do know that there was worldwide fear of the intentions of the Arab nations that had them.

Chemical warfare played a role in a horrible vision of terrorism that takes place in France before 2000. It begins when the French publish a book that infuriates the Arab world. I don’t know the title of this book, but the result of its publication is a chemical attack by Arabs on a city in France. A chemical is put into the water supply, and thousands drink it and die before it can be eliminated.

In one brief vision I saw Egyptians rioting in the streets while a voice told me that by 1997, Egypt would collapse as a democracy and be taken over by religious fanatics.

The final visions from box eleven were like many images we now see of Sarajevo: modem cities crumbling beneath the weight of warfare, their inhabitants fighting one another for reasons ranging from racism to religious conflict. I saw many towns worldwide where desperate citizens were eating their own dead. In one such scene, Europeans in a hilly region of the world were weeping as they cooked human meat. In rapid succession I saw people of all five races eating their fellow humans.

Box Twelve: Technology and Virus
The eleventh box was gone and I was into the twelfth box. Its visions addressed an important event in the distant future, the decade of the nineties (remember, this was 1975), when many of the great changes would take place.
In this box I watched as a biological engineer from the Middle East found a way to alter DNA and create a biological virus that would be used in the manufacture of computer chips. This discovery allowed for huge strides in science and technology. Japan, China, and other countries of the Pacific Rim experienced boom times as a result of this discovery and became powers of incredible magnitude. Computer chips produced from this process found their way into virtually every form of technology, from cars and airplanes to vacuum cleaners and blenders.

Before the turn of the century, this man was among the richest in the world, so rich that he had a stranglehold on the world economy. Still the world welcomed him, since the computer chips he had designed somehow put the world on an even keel.

Gradually he succumbed to his own power. He began to think of himself as a deity and insisted on greater control of the world. With that extra control, he began to rule the world.

His method of rule was unique. Everyone in the world was mandated by law to have one of his computer chips inserted underneath his or her skin. This chip contained all of an individual’s personal information. If a government agency wanted to know something, all it had to do was scan your chip with a special device. By doing so, it could discover everything about you, from where you worked and lived to your medical records and even what kind of illnesses you might get in the future.

There was an even more sinister side to this chip. A person’s lifetime could be limited by programming this chip to dissolve and kill him with the viral substance it was made from. Lifetimes were controlled like this to avoid the cost that growing old places on the government. It was also used as a means of eliminating people with chronic illnesses that put a drain on the medical system.

People who refused to have chips implanted in their bodies roamed as outcasts. They could not be employed and were denied government services.

The Final Visions
At the very end came a thirteenth vision. I don’t know where it came from. I didn’t see a Being of Light bring it forward in a box, nor did I see one take it away. This vision was in many ways the most important of all because it summed up everything I had seen in the twelve boxes. Through telepathy I could hear a Being say, “If you follow what you have been taught and keep living the same way you have lived the last thirty years, all of this will surely be upon you. If you change, you can avoid the coming war.” Scenes from a horrible world war accompanied this message. As the visions appeared on the screen, the Being told me that the years 1994 through 1996 were critical ones in determining whether this war would break out. “If you follow this dogma, the world by the year 2004 will not be the same one you now know,” said the Being. “But it can still be changed and you can help change it.” Scenes from World War III came to life before me. I was in a hundred places at once, from deserts to forests, and saw a world filled with fighting and chaos. Somehow it was clear that this final war, an Armageddon if you will, was caused by fear. In one of the most puzzling visions of all, I saw an army of women in black robes and veils marching through a European city. “The fear these people are feeling is an unnecessary one,” said the Being of Light. “But it is a fear so great that humans will give up all freedoms in the name of safety.” I also saw scenes that were not of war, including many visions of natural disasters. In parts of the world that had once been fertile with wheat and corn, I saw parched desert and furrowed fields that farmers had given up on. In other parts of the world, torrential rainstorms had gouged out the earth, eating away topsoil and creating rivers of thick, dark mud.

People were starving in this vision. They were begging for food on the streets, holding out bowls and cups and even their hands in hopes that someone or something would offer them a scrap to eat. In some of the pictures, people had given up or were too weak to beg and were curled on the ground waiting for the gift of death.

I saw civil wars breaking out in Central and South America and the rise of socialist governments in all of these countries before the year 2000. As these wars intensified, millions of refugees streamed across the U. S. border, looking for a new life in North America. Nothing we did could stop these immigrants. They were driven by fear of death and loss of confidence in God.

I saw millions of people streaming north out of El Salvador and Nicaragua, and more millions crossing the Rio Grande into Texas. There were so many of them that we had to line the border with troops and force them back across the river. The Mexican economy was broken by these refugees and collapsed under the strain.

As these visions ended, I had the amazing realization that these Beings were desperately trying to help us, not because we were such good guys, but because without us advancing spiritually here on earth, they could not become successful in their world. “You humans are truly the heroes,” a Being told me. “Those who go to earth are heroes and heroines, because you are doing something that no other spiritual beings have the courage to do. You have gone to earth to co-create with God.” Go Back  

The Nine Unknown MenSub-Figura vel Liber Caeruleus

Excerpt from:
The Dawn of Magic
1960 by
Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier
Anthony Gibbs & Phillips Ltd., London

The Nine Unknown Men

This tradition goes back to the time of Emperor Asoka, who reigned in India from 273 B.C.

He was the grandson of Chandragupta who was the first to unify India. Ambitious like his ancestor whose achievements he was anxious to complete, he conquered the region of Kalinga which lay between what is now Calcutta and Madras. The Kalingans resisted and lost 100,000 men in the battle.

At the sight of this massacre Asoka was overcome. For ever after he experienced a horror of war. He renounced the idea of trying to integrate the rebellious people, declaring that the only true conquest was to win men’s hearts by observance of the laws of duty and piety, because the Sacred Majesty desired that all living creatures should enjoy security, peace and happiness and be free to live as they pleased.

A convert to Buddhism, Asoka, by his own virtuous example, spread this religion throughout India and his entire empire which included Malaya, Ceylon and Indonesia.

Later Buddhism penetrated to Nepal, Thibet, China and Mongolia. Asoka nevertheless respected all religious sects. He preached vegetarianism, abolished alcohol and the slaughter of animals.

H.G. Wells, in his abridged version of his Outline of World History wrote:

“Among the tens of thousands of names of monarchs accumulated in the files of history, the name of Asoka shines almost alone, like a star.”

It is said that the Emperor Asoka, aware of the horrors of war, wished to forbid men ever to put their intelligence to evil uses.

During his reign natural science, past and present, was vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena.

Asoka founded the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men.

It is still thought that the great men responsible for the destiny of modern India, and scientists like Bose and Ram believe in the existence of the Nine, and even receive advice and messages from them. [cf. Phyllis Schlemmer’s modern “Council of Nine” which “channeling” sessions have drawn such notables as Uri “Spoon-Bender” Geller, physicist Dr. Andrija “SPECTRA” Puharich (who once noted that Geller’s entity was Horus/Hawk-like in appearance — another story for another time perhaps) and, of course, societal sci-fi metaprogrammer extraordinaire Gene “Star Trek” Roddenberry -B:.B:.]

One can imagine the extraordinary importance of secret knowledge in the hands of nine men benefiting directly from experiments, studies and documents accumulated over a period of more than 2,000 years.

What can have been the aim of these men? Not to allow methods of destruction to fall into the hands of unqualified persons, and to pursue knowledge which would benefit mankind. Their numbers would be renewed by co-option, so as to preserve the secrecy of techniques handed down from ancient times.

Examples of the Nine Unknown Men making contact with the outer world are rare. There was, however, the extraordinary case of one of the most mysterious figures in Western history: the Pope Sylvester II, known also by the name of Gerbert d’Aurillac. Born in the Auvergne in 920 (d. 1003) Gerbert was a Benedictine monk, professor at the University of Rheims, Archbishop of Ravenna and Pope by the grace of Otho III.

He is supposed to have spent some time in Spain, after which a mysterious voyage brought him to India where he is reputed to have acquired various kinds of skills which stupefied his entourage. For example, he possessed in his palace a bronze head which answered Yes or No to questions put to it on politics or the general position of Christianity. [cf. “Max the Crystal Skull” of current notoriety -B:.B:.]

According to Sylvester II this was a perfectly simple operation corresponding to a two-figure calculation, and was performed by an automaton similar to our modem binary machines. This “magic” head was destroyed when Sylvester died, and all the information it imparted carefully concealed.

No doubt an authorized research worker would come across some surprising things in the Vatican Library.

In the cybernetics journal, Computers and Automation of October 1954, the following comment appeared:

“We must suppose that he (Sylvester) was possessed of extraordinary knowledge and the most remarkable mechanical skill and inventiveness.

This speaking head must have been fashioned ’under a certain conjunction of stars occurring at the exact moment when all the planets were starting on their courses.’ Neither the past, nor the present nor the future entered into it, since this invention apparently far exceeded in its scope its rival, the perverse ’mirror on the wall’ of the Queen, the precursor of our modern electronic brain.

Naturally, it was widely asserted that Gerbert was only able to produce such a machine because he was in league with the Devil and had sworn eternal allegiance to him.”

Had other Europeans any contact with this society of the Nine Unknown Men? It was not until the nineteenth century that this mystery was referred to again in the works of the French writer Jacolliot.

Jacolliot was French Consul at Calcutta under the Second Empire. He wrote some quite important prophetic works, comparable, if not superior to those of Jules Verne. He also left several books dealing with the great secrets of the human race. A great many occult writers, prophets and miracle-workers have borrowed from his writings which, completely neglected in France, are well known in Russia.

Jacolliot states categorically that the society of Nine did actually exist. And, to make it all the more intriguing, he refers in this connection to certain techniques, unimaginable in 1860, such as, for example, the liberation of energy, sterilization by radiation and psychological warfare.

Yersin, one of Pasteur and de Roux’s closest collaborators, was entrusted, it seems, with certain biological secrets when he visited Madras in 1860, and following the instructions he received was able to prepare a serum against cholera and the plague.

[Yet in these current Eschatological Times of Trouble, have these hidden secrets slipped into the hands of vile and profane individuals such as Wolf “Herr Doktor AIDS” Smuzness and, of course, “Oppie’s boys” over at the LANL labs? -B:.B:.]

The story of the Nine Unknown Men was popularized for the first time in I927 in a book by Talbot Mundy who for twenty-five years was a member of the British police force in India. His book is half fiction, half scientific inquiry.

The Nine apparently employed a synthetic language [Enochian? -B:.B:.], and each of them was in possession of a book that was constantly being rewritten and containing a detailed account of some science.

[Note here the Qabbalistic “synchronicities” in the subjects of the Nine Books. -B:.B:.]

The first of these books is said to have been devoted to the technique of propaganda and psychological warfare.

“The most dangerous of all sciences,” wrote Mundy, “is that of moulding mass opinion, because it would enable anyone to govern the whole world.”

[Indeed, cf. the Rockefeller-funded exploits of such notables as Harvard’s Dr. John Mack and CSETI’s Dr. Steve Greer along with such other notables as the military/intelligence community’s Psyop (psychological warfare operative) Extraordinaire Michael “Temple of Set” Acquino, Dr. John “LSD, Dolphins ’n Sensory Deprivation Tanks” Lilly, The BABALON Bunch (i.e. Crowley, Parsons ’n Hubbard), etc. etc. etc. -B:.B:.]

It must be remembered that Korjybski’s General Semantics did not appear until 1937 and that it was not until the West had had the experience of the last World War that the techniques of the psychology of language, i.e. propaganda, could be formulated.

  • The first American college of semantics only came into being in 1950. In France almost the only book that is at all well known is Serge Tchocotine’s Le Viol des Foules [i.e. “The Rape of the Masses,” no doubt a take-off on Ortega y Gasset’s classic socio- logical work of the same name. -B:.B:.] which has had a considerable influence in intellectual political circles, although it deals only superficially with the subject.
  • The second book was on physiology. It explained, among other things, how it is possible to kill a man by touching him, death being caused by a reversal of the nerve-impulse. It is said that Judo is a result of “leakages” from this book.
  • The third volume was a study on microbiology, and dealt especially with protective colloids.
  • The fourth was concerned with the transmutation of metals. There is a legend that in times of drought temples and religious relief organizations received large quantities of fine gold from a secret source.
  • The fifth volume contains a study of all means of communication, terrestrial and extra-terrestrial. [Keep in mind this is circa 250 B.C.E. -B:.B:.]
  • The sixth expounds the secrets of gravitation.
  • The seventh contains the most exhaustive cosmogony known to humanity.
  • The eighth deals with light.
  • The ninth volume, on sociology, gives the rules for the evolution of societies, and the means of foretelling their decline.

Connected with the Nine Unknown Men is the mystery of the waters of the Ganges.

Multitudes of pilgrims, suffering from the most appalling diseases, bathe in them without harming the healthy ones. The sacred waters purify everything.

Their strange properties have been attributed to the fact that they contain bacteriophages. But why should these not be formed in the Bramaputra, the Amazon or the Seine? Jacolliot in his book advances the theory of sterilization by radiation, a hundred years before such a thing was thought to be possible.

These radiations, he says, probably come from a secret temple hollowed out in the bed of the Ganges.

Avoiding all forms of religious, social or political agitations, deliberately and perfectly concealed from the public eye, the Nine were the incarnation of the ideal man of science, serenely aloof, but conscious of his moral obligations. Having the power to mould the destiny of the human race, but refraining from its exercise, this secret society is the finest tribute imaginable to freedom of the most exalted kind.

Looking down from the watch-tower of their hidden glory, these Nine Unknown Men watched civilizations being born, destroyed and re-born again, tolerant rather than indifferent, and ready to come to the rescue — but always observing that rule of silence that is the mark of human greatness.

Myth or reality? A magnificent myth, in any case, and one that has issued from the depths of time — a harbinger, maybe, of the future?

The Aliens of

the Golden DawnSub-Figura vel Liber Caeruleus

Excerpted from:
The Dawn of Magic
by Louis Pauwells y Jacques Bergier
1st published in France under the title
“Le Matin des Magiciens”
1960 by Editions Gallimard, Paris

Adolf und die Ubermen von der Golden Dawn

In the history of Hitlerism, or rather in certain aspects of this history, everything happens as if the whole conception on which it was based has baffled the ordinary historian so that, if we want to understand, we shall have to abandon our positive way of looking at things and try to enter a Universe where Cartesian reason and reality are no longer valid.

We have been concerned to describe these aspects of Hitlerism because, as M. Marcel Ray pointed out in I939, the war that Hitler imposed on the world was a “Manichaean war,” or as the Bible says, “a struggle between gods.” It is not, of course, a question of a struggle between Fascism and Democracy, or between a liberal and an authoritarian conception of society.

That is the exoteric side of the conflict; but there is an esoteric side as well. This struggle between gods, which has been going on behind visible events, is not yet over on this planet, but the formidable progress in human knowledge made in the last few years is about to give it another form.

Now that the gates of knowledge are beginning to open on to the infinite, it is important to understand what this struggle is about. If we consciously want to be men of today, that is to say, the contemporaries of tomorrow, we must have an exact and clear picture of the moment when the fantastic first invaded the realm of reality.

This is what we are now going to examine.


Magick Socialism

“At bottom,” said Rauschning, “every German has one foot in

Atlantis, where he seeks a better Fatherland and a better patrimony. This double nature of the Germans, this faculty they have of splitting their personality which enables them to live in the real world and at the same time to project themselves into an imaginary world, is especially noticeable in Hitler and provides the key to his magic socialism.”

And Rauschning in an attempt to explain the rise to power of this “high priest of a secret religion,” tried to convince himself that several times in history,

“whole nations have fallen into a state of inexplicable agitation. They follow the flagellants’ procession, or are seized by St. Vitus’s Dance…. National-Socialism is the St. Vitus’s Dance of the twentieth century.”

But where does this strange malady come from? To this question he failed to find a satisfactory answer. “Its deepest roots are hidden in secret places.”

It is these secret places that we feel we ought to explore. And it is not a historian, but a poet who will be our guide.


P.J. Toulet and Arthur Machen

“Two men who have read Paul-Jean Toulet and who meet (probably in a bar) imagine that that means they belong to an aristocracy.”

Toulet himself wrote that. It happens sometimes that important things are suspended on a pin’s head. It is thanks to a minor but charming writer, unknown despite the efforts of a few admirers, that I first heard the name of Arthur Machen, practically unknown in France.

After some study, we discovered that Machen’s works (there are some thirty volumes in all) are, from a “spiritual” point of view, more important than those of H.G. Wells.

Pursuing our researches on Machen, we discovered an English Society of Initiates with a very distinguished membership. This society, to which Machen was indebted for an experience that had a decisive influence on his inner development and which was a great source of inspiration, is unknown even to specialists. Finally, some of Machen’s writings, in particular the text we shall be quoting, throw into clear relief an uncommon notion of the nature of Evil, which is quite indispensable for an understanding of those aspects of contemporary history we are examining in this part of our book.

Before entering into the heart of our subject we would therefore like to say a few words about this curious man, beginning with a little literary digression concerning a minor Parisian author, P.J. Toulet, and ending with a vision of a great subterranean gateway behind which lie, still smoking, the remains of the martyrs and the ruins of the Nazi tragedy which disrupted the whole world.

The paths of “fantastic realism,” as we shall see once again, do not resemble the ordinary paths of knowledge.


A Great Neglected Genius

In November 1897 a friend, “somewhat given to the occult sciences,” brought to the notice of Paul-Jean Toulet a novel by an unknown thirty-four-year-old author entitled The Great God Pan. This book, which evokes a primitive pagan world, not entirely submerged but still cautiously surviving and occasionally releasing among us its God of Evil and his cloven-hoofed angels, made a profound impression on Toulet and started him on his literary career.

He began translating The Great God Pan and, borrowing from Machen his nightmarish decor with the Great Pan lurking in the thickets of our countryside, wrote his first novel: Monsieur du Paur, homme public.

Monsieur du Paur was published towards the end of 1898, and met with no success. It is not an important work, and might never have been heard of had not M. Henri Martineau, a great Stendhalian and a friend of Toulet, taken it upon himself, twenty years later, to republish the book at his own expense in the Editions du Divan.

M. Martineau was determined to show that Monsieur du Paur was inspired by Machen’s book, but was nevertheless an original work, so that it was through him that the attention of a few literary people was drawn to Arthur Machen and his Great God Pan and some correspondence between Toulet and Machen was brought to light.


For Machen, as is apparent in all his works, “man is made of mystery and exists for mysteries and visions.” Reality is the supernatural. The external world can teach us little, unless we look upon it as a reservoir of symbols and hidden meanings. The only works which have some chance of being real and serving some useful. purpose are works of imagination produced by a mind in search of eternal verities. As the critic Philip van Doren Stern has pointed out:

“The fantastic stories of Arthur Machen perhaps contain more essential truths than all the graphs and statistics in the world.”

It was a strange adventure that brought Machen back to literature. It made his name famous in a few weeks, and the shock this gave him decided him to devote the rest of his life to writing.

He found journalism irksome, and no longer wanted to write for his own satisfaction. War had just broken out. There was a demand for “heroic” literature. This was hardly his line. The Evening News, however, asked him for a story. He wrote it straight off, but in his own individual style, calling it The Bowmen. The newspaper published this story on 29th September, 1914, the day after the retreat from Mons. Machen had imagined an incident in this battle: St. George in shining armour, at the head of his angels in the guise of the old archers of the battle of Agincourt, comes to the rescue of the British Army.

The next thing that happened was that scores of soldiers wrote into the newspaper to say that this Mr. Machen had invented nothing. They had seen with their own eyes on the Mons front the angels of St. George mingling in their ranks. This they could swear to on their honour. Many of these letters were published. England, anxious for a miracle in her hour of peril, was profoundly stirred. Machen had been hurt when no notice was taken of him when he had tried to reveal the secrets of reality.

Now, with a cheap kind of fantasy, he had aroused the whole country. Or could it be that hidden forces rose up, in one form or another, summoned by his imagination that had so often been concerned with essential truths and was now, perhaps unconsciously, at work deep down within him? Dozens of times Machen insisted in the Press that his story was pure invention. No one ever believed it.

Right up to his death, thirty years later,Machen, now an old man, often reverted in conversation to this fantastic story ofthe Angels of Mons.

How We Discovered an English Secret Society

About the year 1880, in France, in England and in Germany some secret societies of Initiates and members of hermetic orders were founded to which a number of very influential people belonged. The story of this mystical post-romantic crisis has not yet been written. It deserves to be, as it might throw light upon the origin of several important trends of thought which have determined certain political tendencies.

In two letters written by Arthur Machen to Toulet we find the following remarkable passages. In the first, written in 1899, he says:

“When I was writing Pan and The White Powder I did not believe that such strange things had ever happened in real life, or could ever have happened. Since then, and quite recently, I have had certain experiences in my own life which have entirely changed my point of view in these matters….Henceforward I am quite convinced that nothing is impossible on this Earth. I need scarcely add, I suppose, that none of the experiences I have had has any connection whatever with such impostures as spiritualism or theosophy. But I believe that we are living in a world of the greatest mystery full of unsuspected and quite astonishing things.”

In 1900 he wrote as follows:

“It may amuse you to know that I sent a copy of my Great God Pan to an adept, an advanced ’occultist’ whom I met in secret, and this is what he wrote me: ’The book amply proves that by thought and meditation rather than through reading, you have attained a certain degree of initiation independently of orders or organizations.’”

Who was this “adept?” And what were Machen’s “experiences?”

In another letter, after Toulet had been to London, he wrote:

“Mr. Waite, who likes you very much, asks me to send you his best regards.”

We were interested to learn the name of this friend of Machen and to discover that he was one of the best authorities on alchemy and a Rosicrucian specialist.

We had reached this point in our researches into the intellectual interests of Arthur Machen, when a friend revealed to us the existence in England, at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, of a secret “initiatory” society of Rosicrucian inspiration. [See Nos. 2 and 3 of the review La Tour Saint-Jacques, 1956: ’L’ordre hermetique de la Golden Dawn’ by Pierre Victor.]


The Golden Dawn

This society was called the Golden Dawn, and its members included some of the most brilliant minds in the country. Arthur Machen was himself a member.

The Golden Dawn, founded in 1887, was an offshoot of the English Rosicrucian Society created twenty years earlier by Robert Wentworth Little, and consisted largely of leading Freemasons. The latter society had about 144 members, including Bulwer Lytton, author of The Last Days of Pompeii.

The Golden Dawn, with a smaller membership, was formed for the practice of ceremonial magic and the acquisition of initiatory knowledge and powers. Its leaders were Woodman, Mathers and Wynn Westcott (the “occultist” mentioned by Toulet in his letter of 1900).

It was in contact with similar German societies, some of whose members were later associated with Rudolf Steiner’s famous anthroposophical movement and other influential sects during the pre-Nazi period.

Later on it came under the leadership of Aleister Crowley, an altogether extraordinary man who was certainly one of the greatest exponents of the neo-paganism whose development in Germany we have noted.

S.L. Mathers, after the death of Woodman and the resignation of Westcott, was the Grand Master of the Golden Dawn, which he directed for some time from Paris, where he had just married Henri Bergson’s daughter.

A Nobel-Prize Winner in a Black Mask

Mathers was succeeded in his office by the celebrated poet W.B. Yeats, who was later to become a Nobel Prize-winner.

Yeats took the name of “Frere Demon est Deus Inversus.” He used to preside over the meetings dressed in a kilt, wearing a black mask and a golden dagger in his belt.

Arthur Machen took the name of “Filus Aquarti.” The Golden Dawn had one woman member [no mention of Fraulien Sprengel…? -B:.B:.]: Florence Farr, Director of the Abbey Theatre and an intimate friend of Bernard Shaw. Other members included:

  • Algernon Blackwood
  • Bram Stoker (the author of Dracula)
  • Sax Rohmer
  • Peck, the Astronomer Royal of Scotland
  • the celebrated engineer Allan Bennett
  • Sir Gerald Kelly, President of the Royal Academy

It seems that on these exceptional people the Golden Dawn exercised a lasting influence, and they themselves admitted that their outlook on the world was changed, while the activities they indulged in never failed to prove both efficacious and uplifting.


A Hollow Earth, A Frozen World, A New Man

The Earth is hollow. We are living inside it. The stars are blocks of ice. Several Moons have already fallen on the Earth. The whole history of humanity is contained in the struggle between ice and fire.

Man is not finished. He is on the brink of a formidable mutation [“alien hybridization” -B:.B:.] which will confer on him the powers the ancients attributed to the gods. A few specimens of the New Man exist in the world, who have perhaps come here from beyond the frontiers of time and space.

Alliances could be formed with the Master of the World or the King of Fear who reigns over a city hidden somewhere in the East. Those who conclude a pact will change the surface of the Earth and endow the human adventure with a new meaning for many thousands of years.

Such are the “scientific” theories and “religious” conceptions on which Nazism was originally based and in which Hitler and the members of his group believed — theories which, to a large extent, have dominated social and political trends in recent history. This may seem extravagant.

Any explanation, even partial, of contemporary history based on ideas and beliefs of this kind may seem repugnant. In our view, nothing is repugnant that is in the interests of the truth.


Against Nature and Against God

It is well known that the Nazi party was openly, and even flamboyantly anti-intellectual; that it burnt books and relegated the theoretical physicists among its “Judaeo-Marxist” enemies. Less is known about the reasons which led it to reject official Western science, and still less with regard to the basic conception of the nature of man on which Nazism was founded — at any rate in the minds of some of its leaders. If we knew this it would be easier to place the last World War within the category of great spiritual conflicts: history animated once again by the spirit of La Legende des Siecles.

Hitler used to say:

“We are often abused for being the enemies of the mind and spirit. Well, that is what we are, but in a far deeper sense than bourgeois science, in its idiotic pride, could ever imagine.”

This is very like what Gurdjieff said to his disciple Ouspensky after having condemned science:

“My way is to develop the hidden potentialities of man; a way that is against Nature and against God.”

This idea of the hidden potentialities of Man is fundamental. It often leads to the rejection of science and a disdain for ordinary human beings. On this level very few men really exist. To be, means to be something different. The ordinary man, “natural” man is nothing but a worm, and the Christians’ God nothing but a guardian for worms.

Dr. Willy Ley, one of the world’s greatest rocket experts, fled from Germany in 1933. It was from him that we learned of the existence in Berlin shortly before the Nazis came to power, of a little spiritual community that is of great interest to us.

Haushofer and the Vril

This secret community was founded, literally, on Bulwer Lytton’s novel The Coming Race. The book describes a race of men psychically far in advance of ours. They have acquired powers over themselves and over things that make them almost godlike. For the moment they are in hiding. They live in caves in the centre of the Earth. Soon they will emerge to reign over us.

This appears to be as much as Dr. Ley could tell us. He added with a smile that the disciples believed they had secret knowledge that would enable them to change their race and become the equals of the men hidden in the bowels of the Earth. Methods of concentration, a whole system of internal gymnastics by which they would be transformed. They began their exercises by staring fixedly at an apple cut in half…. We continued our researches.

This Berlin group called itself The Luminous Lodge, or The Vril Society. The vril [the notion of the ’vril’ is mentioned for the first time in the works of the French writer Jacolliot, French Consul in Calcutta under the Second Empire] is the enormous energy of which we only use a minute proportion in our daily life, the nerve-centre of our potential divinity. Whoever becomes master of the vril will be the master of himself, of others round him and of the world. [Reich’s “orgone“…? -B:.B:.]

This should be the only object of our desires, and all our efforts should be directed to that end. All the rest belongs to official psychology, morality, and religions and is worthless.

The world will change: the Lords will emerge from the centre of the Earth. Unless we have made an alliance with them and become Lords ourselves, we shall find ourselves among the slaves, on the dung-heap that will nourish the roots of the New Cities that will arise. [shades of Crowley’s Liber AL? -B:.B:.]

The Luminous Lodge [Silver Star, Argon Astron, L.V.X. and latter-day “Lightworkers” woven together in this Luciferian tapestry? -B:.B:.] had associations with the theosophical and Rosicrucian groups. According to Jack Fishman, author of a curious book entitled The Seven Men of Spandau, Karl Haushofer was a member of this lodge.

We shall have more to say about him later, when it will be seen that his association with this Vril Society helps to explain certain things.

The Idea of the Mutation of Man

The reader will recall that the writer, Arthur Machen, we discovered was connected with an English society of Initiates, the Golden Dawn. This neo-pagan society, which had a distinguished membership, was an offshoot of the English Rosicrucian Society, founded by Wentworth Little in 1867. Little was in contact with the German Rosicrucians. He recruited his followers, to the number of 144, from the ranks of the higher-ranking Freemasons.

One of his disciples was Bulwer Lytton.

Bulwer Lytton, a learned man of genius, celebrated throughout the world for his novel The Last Days of Pompeii, little thought that one of his books, in some ten years’ time, would inspire a mystical pre-Nazi group in Germany. Yet in works like The Coming Race or Zanoni, he set out to emphasize the realities of the spiritual world, and more especially, the infernal world. He considered himself an Initiate. Through his romantic works of fiction he expressed the conviction that there are beings endowed with superhuman powers. These beings will supplant us and bring about a formidable mutation in the elect of the human race.

We must beware of this notion of a mutation. It crops up again with Hitler, and is not yet extinct today.

Hitler’s aim was neither the founding of a race of supermen, nor the conquest of the world; these were only means towards the realization of the great work he dreamed of. His real aim was to perform an act of creation, a divine operation, the goal of a biological mutation which would result in an unprecedented exaltation of the human race and the “apparition of a new race of heroes and demigods and god-men.” (Dr. Achille Delmas)

[Perhaps these same neo-Nephilim Nazi “ubermen” are today clothed in the time and culture-appropriate sci-fi regalia of “alien”/human “hybrids” a la Whit Strieber, Harvard’s Dr. John Mack, and a veritable cornucopia of other associated – often Rockefeller-financed – socio-cultural metaprogrammers. -B:.B:.]

We must also beware of the notion of the “Unknown Supermen.” It is found in all the “black” mystical writings both in the West and in the East. Whether they live under the Earth or came from other planets, whether in the form of giants like those which are said to lie encased in cloth of gold in the crypts of Tibetan monasteries, or of shapeless and terrifying beings such as Lovecraft describes, do these “Unknown Supermen,” evoked in pagan and Satanic rites, actually exist?

When Machen speaks of the World of Evil, “full of caverns and crepuscular beings dwelling therein,” he is referring, as an adept of the Golden Dawn, to that other world in which man comes into contact with the “Unknown Supermen.”

It seems certain that Hitler shared this belief, and even claimed to have been in touch with these “Supermen.”

G.’. D.’. Mathers Meets the “Great Terrorists”

We have already mentioned the Golden Dawn and the German Vril Society. We shall have something to say later about the Thule Group. We are not so foolish as to try to explain history in the light of secret societies. What we shall see, curiously enough, is that it all “ties up,” and that with the coming of Nazism it was the “other world” which ruled over us for a number of years. That world has been defeated, but it is not dead, either on the Rhine or elsewhere. And there is nothing alarming about it: only our ignorance is alarming. [Indeed, those who forget history, etc. -B:.B:.]

We pointed out that Samuel Mathers was the founder of the Golden Dawn. Mathers claimed to be in communication with these “Unknown Supermen” and to have established contact with them in the company of his wife, the sister of Henri Bergson.

Here follows a page of the manifesto addressed to “Members of the Second Order” in 1896:

“As to the Secret Chiefs with whom I am in touch and from whom I have received the wisdom of the Second Order which I communicated to you, I can tell you nothing. I do not even know their Earthly names, and I have very seldom seen them in their physical bodies….They used to meet me physically at a time and place fixed in advance. For my part, I believe they are human beings living on this Earth, but possessed of terrible and superhuman powers….

My physical encounters with them have shown me how difficult it is for a mortal, however “advanced,” to support their presence…. I do not mean that during my rare meetings with them I experienced the same feeling of intense physical depression that accompanies the loss of magnetism. On the contrary, I felt I was in contact with a force so terrible that I can only compare it to the shock one would receive from being near a flash of lightning during a great thunder-storm, experiencing at the same time great difficulty in breathing….

The nervous prostration I spoke of was accompanied by cold sweats and bleeding from the nose, mouth and sometimes the ears.”

Hitler Claims to Have Met Them Too

Hitler was talking one day to Rauschning, the Governor of Danzig, about the problem of a mutation of the human race. Rauschning, not possessing the key to such strange preoccupations, interpreted Hitler’s remarks in terms of a stock-breeder interested in the amelioration of German blood.

“But all you can do,” he replied, “is to assist Nature and shorten the road to be followed! It is Nature herself who must create for you a new species. Up till now the breeder has only rarely succeeded in developing mutations in animals — that is to say, creating himself new characteristics.”

“The new man is living amongst us now! He is here!” exclaimed Hitler, triumphantly. “Isn’t that enough for you? I will tell you a secret. I have seen the new man. He is intrepid and cruel. I was afraid of him.”

“In uttering these words,” added Rauschning, “Hitler was trembling in a kind of ecstasy.”

It was Rauschning, too, who related the following strange episode, about which Dr. Achille Delmas, a specialist in applied psychology, questioned him in vain: It is true that in a case like this psychology does not apply:

“A person close to Hitler told me that he wakes up in the night screaming and in convulsions. He calls for help, and appears to be half paralyzed. He is seized with a panic that makes him tremble until the bed shakes. He utters confused and unintelligible sounds, gasping, as if on the point of suffocation. The same person described to me one of these fits, with details that I would refuse to believe had I not complete confidence in my informant.

“Hitler was standing up in his room, swaying and looking all round him as if he were lost. ’It’s he, it’s he,’ he groaned, ’he’s come for me!’ His lips were white; he was sweating profusely. Suddenly he uttered a string of meaningless figures, then words and scraps of sentences. It was terrifying. He used strange expressions strung together in bizarre disorder.

Then he relapsed again into silence, but his lips still continued to move. He was then given a friction and something to drink. Then suddenly he screamed: ’There! there! Over in the comer! He is there!’ – all the time stamping with his feet and shouting. To quieten him he was assured that nothing extraordinary had happened, and finally he gradually calmed down. After that he slept for a long time and became normal again…”

[Hermann Rauschning: Hitler m’a dit. Ed. Co-operation, Paris, 1939. Dr. Achille Delmas: Hitler, essai de biographie psycho- pathologique. Lib. Marcel Rivimere, Paris, 1946.]

We leave it to the reader to compare the statement of Mathers, head of a small neo-pagan society at the end of the nineteenth century, and the utterances of a man who, at the time Rauschning recorded them, was preparing to launch the world into an adventure which caused the death of twenty million men. We beg him not to ignore this comparison and the lesson to be drawn from it on the grounds that the Golden Dawn and Nazism, in the eyes of a “reasonable” historian, have nothing in common. The historian may be reasonable, but history is not.

These two men shared the same beliefs: their fundamental experiences were the same, and they were guided by the same force. They belong to the same trend of thought and to the same religion. This religion has never up to now been seriously studied. Neither the Church nor the Rationalists — that other Church — have ever allowed it. We are now entering an epoch in the history of knowledge when such studies will become possible because now that reality is revealing its fantastic side, ideas and techniques which seem abnormal, contemptible or repellent will be found useful in so far as they enable us to understand a “reality” that becomes more and more disquieting.

We are not suggesting that the reader should study an affiliation Rosy Cross-Bulwer Lytton-Little-Mathers-Crowley- Hitler, or any similar association which would include also Mme Blavatsky and Gurdjieff. Looking for affiliations is a game, like looking for “influences” in literature; when the game is over, the problem is still there. In literature it’s a question of genius; in history, of power.

The Golden Dawn is not enough to explain the Thule Group, or the Luminous Lodge, the Ahnenherbe. Naturally there are cross-currents and secret or apparent links between the various groups, which we shall not fail to point out. Like all “little” history, that is an absorbing pastime. But our concern is with “big” history.

We believe that these societies, great or small, related or unrelated, with or without ramifications, are manifestations, more or less apparent and more or less important, of a world other than the one in which we live. Let us call it the world of Evil, in Machen’s sense of the word. The truth is, we know just as little about the world of Good. We are living between two worlds, and pretending that this “no-man’s-land” is identical with our whole planet.

The rise of Nazism was one of those rare moments in the history of our civilization, when a door was noisily and ostentatiously opened on to something “Other.” What is strange is that people pretend not to have seen or heard anything apart from the sights and sounds inseparable from war and political strife.

All these movements: the modern Rosy-Cross, Golden Dawn, the German Vril Society (which will bring us to the Thule Group where we shall find Haushofer, Hess and Hitler) were more or less closely associated with the powerful and well organized Theosophical Society. Theosophy added to neo-pagan magic an oriental setting and a Hindu terminology. Or, rather, it provided a link between a certain oriental Satanism and the West.

Theosophy was the name finally given to the whole vast renaissance in the world of magic that affected many thinkers so profoundly at the beginning of the century.

In his study Le Thiosophisme, histoire d’une pseudo-religion, published in 1921, the philosopher Rene Guenon foresaw what was likely to occur. He realized the dangers lurking behind theosophy and the neo-pagan Initiatory groups that were more or less connected with Mme Blavatsky and her sect.

This is what he wrote:

“The false Messiahs we have seen so far have only performed very inferior miracles, and their disciples were probably not very difficult to convert. But who knows what the future has in store? When you reflect that these false Messiahs have never been anything but the more or less unconscious tools of those who conjured them up, and when one thinks more particularly of the series of attempts made in succession by the theosophists, one is forced to the conclusion that these were only trials, experiments as it were, which will be renewed in various forms until success is achieved, and which in the meantime invariably produce a somewhat disquieting effect.

Not that we believe that the theosophists, any more than the occultists and the spiritualists, are strong enough by themselves to carry out successfully an enterprise of this nature. But might there not be, behind all these movements, something far more dangerous which their leaders perhaps know nothing about, being themselves in turn the unconscious tools of a higher power?”

The Masonic/Templar ConnectionSub-Figura vel Liber Caeruleus

.:. Baphomet .:.
The Goat of Mendes
The practice of magic — either white or
black — depends upon the ability of the
adept to control the universal life force
— that which Eliphas Levi calls the great
magical agent or the astral light [A:.A:.
/ “orgone” / whatever -B:.B:.]. By the
manipulation of this fluidic essence the
phenomena of transcendentalism are
produced. The famous Hermaphroditic
Goat of Mendes was a composite
creature formulated to symbolize
this astral light. It is identical with
Baphomet, the mystic pantheos of
those disciples of ceremonial magic,
the Templars, who probably obtained
it from the Arabians.

Medieval Bricklayers and the Amerikan Magickal Mystery Tour

Following are some observations — both pro and con — regarding the highly secretive and oft misunderstood fraternity known as the Knights Templars.

The first batch of quotes comes from Manley P. Hall’s 1988 master- piece, “The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopaedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy” and the remainder reflect the painstaking research of one William Bramley in his epic Paradigm-Buster “The Gods of Eden” (Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-71807-3).

The true story of the life ofJesus of Nazarethhas been unfolded to the world, either in the accepted Gospels or in the Apocrypha, although a few stray hints may be found in some of the commentaries written by the ante-Nicene Fathers. [it was the Nicene council BTW which also yanked the

Book of Enochfrom the “cannonized” texts so searching ante-Nicene sources for clues becomes essential in our Quest for the “Holy Grail.” -B:.B:.]

“The facts concerning His identity and mission are among the price- less mysteries preserved to this day in the secret vaults beneath the “Houses of the Brethren.” To a few of the Knights Templars, who were initiated into the arcana of the Druses, Nazarenes, Essenes, Johannites, and other sects still inhabiting the remote and inaccessible fastness of the Holy Land, part of the strange story was told. The knowledge of the Templars concerning the early history of Christianity was undoubtedly one of the main reasons for their persecution and final annihilation.

“The discrepancies in the writings of the early church fathers not only are irreconcilable, but demonstrate beyond question that even during the first five centuries after Christ these learned men had for the basis of their writings little more than folklore and hear- say.”
-CLXXVII: Mystic Christianity, Hall’s “Secret Teachings”

“The Roman Collegia of skilled architects were apparently a subdivision of the greater Ionian body, their principles and organization being practically identical with the older Ionian institution. It has been suspected that the Dionysians also profoundly influenced Islamic culture, for part of their symbolism found it’s way into the Mysteries of the dervishes. At one time the dervishes referred to themselves as Sons of Solomon, and one of the most important of their symbols was the Seal of Solomon — two interlaced triangles [the “Star of David” -B:.B:.].

“This motif is frequently seen in conspicuous parts of Mohammedan mosques. The Knights Templars — who were suspected of anything and everything — are believed to have contacted these Dionysiac architects and to have introduced many of their symbols and doc- trines into medieval Europe.”
-CLXXV: Freemasonic Symbolism, Hall’s “Secret Teachings”

Origins of the Knights Templar

Behind the Crusades lay the Brotherhood. The Christian Crusaders were led primarily by two powerful knight organizations with intimate Brotherhood ties: the Knights Hospitaler and the Knights of the Temple (“Knights Templar”).

The “Knights Hospitaler” were so named because they operated a hospital in Jerusalem to help pilgrims in distress. The Hospitalers began operations in the year 1048 as a charitable order. Their purpose was aid and comfort. When the first Crusaders successfully captured the Holy City, the Hospitalers began to receive generous financial support from the wealthier Crusaders. In the year 1118, seventy years after their founding, the Knights Hospitaler underwent a change of leadership and purpose.

They were made into a military order dedicated to fighting the Moslems who were continually trying to recapture Jerusalem. With this change of purpose came a change in name; the Hospitalers were variously called the “Order of Knights Hospitaler of St. John…Knights of St. John of Jerusalem,” or simply, “Knights of St. John.” The Hospitalers had named themselves after John, son of the King of Cyprus. John had gone to Jerusalem to aid Christian pilgrims and knights.

There is some doubt as to whether the Hospitalers were founded as a Brotherhood organization. They reportedly did not function as one at the outset. However, they soon became affiliated with the Brotherhood network by adopting Brotherhood traditions and titles. They became ruled by a Grand Master and developed secret rites and rituals.

By 1119, one year after the Hospitalers had become a fighting order, the Templar Knights were in existence. The Templars originally called themselves the “Order of the Poor Knights of Christ” because they took solemn vows of poverty. Their name was later changed to “Knights of the Temple” after they were housed near the site where Solomon’s temple had once stood. Although the Templars and Hospitalers had a common enemy in the Moslems, the two Christian organizations became bitter rivals.

The Templar Knights began their existence as a branch of the Brotherhood. They practiced a deep mystical tradition and used many Brotherhood titles, notably “Grand Master.” Like the Hospitaler Knights, the Templars received large sums of money from well-to-do Christian crusaders. The Templars thereby became enormously wealthy and were able to transform themselves into an international banking house during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The Templars loaned large sums of money to European kings, princes, merchants, and to at least one Moslem ruler. Most of the Templars’ riches were stored in strongrooms in their Paris and London temples, causing those cities to become leading financial centers.

After the fall of Jerusalem and the final victory of the Moslems in 1291, the fortunes of both knightly orders changed. The Knights of St. John (Hospitalers) were forced to flee the Holy Land. They took up residence on a succession of islands during the ensuing centuries. With the changes of location came changes in name. They became the “Knights of Rhodes” after moving to the island of Rhodes. They were the “Knights of Malta” when they moved to that island and ruled it. While on Malta, the Knights became a major military and naval power in the Mediterranean until their defeat in 1789 by Napoleon.

After enjoying temporary protection under Russian Emperor Paul 1, the Knights of Malta had their headquarters moved to Rome in 1834 by Pope Leo XIII. Today they are known as the “Sovereign and Military Order of Malta” (SMOM) and have the unusual distinction of being the world’s smallest nation. Located in a walled enclave in central Rome, SMOM still retains its status as a sovereign state, although new Grand Masters of the Order must be approved by the Pope. SMOM runs hospitals, clinics, and leper colonies throughout the world. It also gives active assistance to anti-Communist causes and is surprisingly influential in political, business, and intelligence circles today despite its small size.

[Recent American members of SMOM have included the late William Casey (American CIA director), Lee Iacocca (chairman of the Chrysler Corporation), Alexander Haig (former U.S. Secretary of State), and William A. Schreyer (president of Merrill Lynch).]

The Templar Knights did not fare as well as the Hospitalers after the Crusades. They were forced to flee with the Hospitalers to the island of Cyprus, whereupon the Templars split up and returned to their many Templar houses (“preceptories”) in Europe. The Templars came under heavy criticism for their failure to save the Holy Land and rumors circulated that they engaged in heresy and immorality. Accusations were made that the Templars spat on the cross during their initiations and forced members to engage in homosexual acts. By 1307, the Templar controversy had become so strong that Philip IV the Fair of France ordered the arrest of all Templars within his dominion and used torture to extract confessions. Five years later, the Pope dissolved the Templar Order by Papal decree.

Many Templars were executed, including Grand Master Jacques de Molay, who was publicly burned at the stake on March 11, 1314 in front of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Nearly all Templar properties were confiscated and turned over to the Hospitaler Knights. The long and intense rivalry between the Hospitalers and Templars had finally come to an end. The Hospitalers emerged as the victors. The Hospitalers’ victory could not have occurred at a more fortuitous time for there had been serious discussion within Papal circles about merging the two orders — a plan which would have been completely unacceptable to both.

Despite the downfall of the Templar Knights, the organization managed to survive. According to Freemasonic historian, Albert MacKey, the Knights Templar were given a home in Portugal by King Denis after their banishment from the rest of Catholic Europe. In Portugal, the Templars were granted their usual rights and privileges, they wore the same costumes, and they were governed by the same rules they had before. The decree which re-established the Templars in Portugal stated that they were in that country to be rehabilitated. Pope Clement V approved the rehabilitation plan and issued a bull (official proclamation) commanding that the Templars change their name to ” Knights of Christ.” The Templars, or “Knights of Christ,” also changed the cross on their uniform from the eight-pointed Maltese cross to the official Latin cross.

The Templars became quite powerful in their new home. In 1420, King John I gave the Knights of Christ control of Portugese possessions in the Indies. Subsequent Portuguese monarchs expanded the Knights’ proprietorship to any new countries which the Knights might discover. The Knights of Christ became so powerful, reports Albert MacKey, that several Portugese kings felt compelled to curtail the Knights’ influence by taking over the Grand Master position. The Knights of Christ survived under Portugese sponsorship until well into the eighteenth century, at which time the Templar name re-emerged and took on renewed importance in the stormy political affairs of Europe, as we shall see later.

There was a third Christian knight organization during the Crusades worth mentioning: the Teutonic Knights. The Teutonic Knights were originally called the “Order of the Knights of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem.” Like the Hospitalers, the Teutonic Knights started as a charitable order. They operated a hospital in Jerusalem to aid Christians making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. In March 1198, the Teutonic Knights were given the rank of an order of knights, which made them into a fighting order. Like the Templars, the Teutonic Knights lived a semimonastic lifestyle, practiced initiation rites, and were ruled by a Grand Master. The Teutonic Knights permitted only Teutons [Germans] to become members. They also feuded a great deal with the Hospitalers and Templars.

Knights’ New [Golden] Dawn

As human history entered the eighteenth century, changes were occurring. The Inquisition was almost dead and the Bubonic Plague was dying with it.

Students of Masonic history know that the early 1700’s were an important period for Freemasonry. Masonic lodges in England had attracted many members who were not masons or builders by trade. This happened because Freemasonry was evolving into something other than a trade guild. It was becoming a fraternal society with a secret mystical tradition. Many lodges were quietly opening their doors to non-masons, especially to local aristocrats and men of influence. By the year 1700, an estimated 70% of all Freemasons were people from other occupations. They were called “Accepted Masons” because they were accepted into the lodges even though they were not masons by trade.

On June 24, 1717, representatives from four British lodges met at the Goose and Gridiron Alehouse in London and created a new Grand Lodge. The new Grand Lodge, which was called by some “The Mother Grand Lodge of the World,” officially dropped the guild aspect of Freemasonry (“operative Freemasonry”) and replaced it with a type of Freemasonry that was strictly mystical and fraternal (“speculative Freemasonry”). The titles, tools and products of the mason’s trade were no longer addressed as objects that members would use in their livelihoods. Instead, the items were transformed entirely into mystical and fraternal symbols. These changes were not made suddenly, but were the result of a trend which had already begun well before 1717.

A number of histories incorrectly state that the Mother Grand Lodge of 1717 was the beginning of Freemasonry itself. As we have seen, Freemasonry’s roots were firmly established long before then, even in England. For example, one Masonic legend relates that Prince Edwin of England had invited guilds of Freemasons into his country as early as 926 A.D. to assist the construction of several cathedrals and stone buildings. Masonic manuscripts dating from 1390 and 1410 have been reported. Handwritten minutes from a Masonic meeting from the year 1599 are reproduced in Albert Mackey’s History of Freemasonry. Freemasonry was so well-established in England by the 16th century that a well-documented schism in 1567 is on record. The schism divided English Freemasons into two major factions: the ” York” and “London” Masons.

The new Grand Lodge system established at the Goose and Gridiron Alehouse in 1717 consisted at first of only one level (degree) of initiation. Within five years of the Lodge’s founding, two additional degrees were added so that the system consisted of three steps: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. These steps are commonly called the “Blue Degrees” because the color blue is symbolically important in them. The three Blue Degrees have remained the first three steps of nearly all Masonic systems ever since.

The Mother Grand Lodge issued charters to men in England, Europe and the British Empire authorizing them to establish lodges practicing the Blue Degrees. The colorful fraternal activities of the lodges provided a popular way for men to spend their time and Freemasonry soon became quite the rage. Many lodge meetings were held in taverns where robust drinking was a featured attraction. Of course, many members were also drawn into the lodges by promises of fraternity and spiritual enlightenment.

The new Mother Grand Lodge was reportedly very strict in its rule forbidding political controversy within the lodges. Ideally, Freemasonry was to be independent of political issues and problems. In practice, however, the Mother Grand Lodge, which was established only three years after the coronation of the first Hanoverian king, supported the new German monarchy at a time when many Englishmen were strongly opposed to it. One of the earliest and most influential Grand Masters of the Mother Lodge system was the Rev. John T. Desaguliers, who was elected Grand Master in 1719. Desaguliers had earlier written a tract stating that the Hanoverians were the only legitimate sovereigns of England under the “laws of nature.” On November 5, 1737, he conferred the first two Masonic degrees on Frederick, Prince of Wales — a Hanoverian. During the ensuing generations, members of the Hanoverian royal family even became Grand Masters.

[Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), the ninth son of George III, was Grand Master for the thirty years before his death. Prior to that, his older brother, who became King George IV, had held the Grand Master position. A later royal Grand Master was King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria; Edward served as Grand Master for 27 years while he was the Prince of Wales. The most recent royal Grand Master to become a king was the Duke of York, who afterwards became King George VI (r. 1936-1952).]

The English Grand Lodge was decidedly pro-Hanoverian and its proscription against political controversy really amounted to a support of the Hanoverian status quo.

In light of the Machiavellian nature of Brotherhood activity, if we were to view the Mother Grand Lodge as a Brotherhood faction designed to keep alive a controversial political cause (i.e., Hanoverian rule in Britain), we would expect the Brotherhood network to be the source of a faction supporting the opposition. That is precisely what happened. Shortly after the founding of the Mother Grand Lodge, another system of Freemasonry was launched that directly opposed the Hanoverians!

When James II was unseated by the Glorious Revolution of 1688, he fled England. His followers promptly formed organizations to help him recover the British throne. The most effective and militant group was the Jacobite organization. Headquartered in Scotland and Catholic Ireland, the Jacobites were able to rally widespread support for the Stuarts. They staged many uprisings and military campaigns against the Hanoverians, although they were ultimately unsuccessful in recrowning the Stuarts. When the unsuccessful James II died in 1701, his son, the self- proclaimed James III, continued the family struggle to regain the British throne. A new branch of Freemasonry was created to assist him. That branch was patterned after the old Knights Templar.

The man who reportedly founded Knights Templar Freemasonry was one of James III’s loyal supporters, Michael Ramsey. Ramsey was a Scottish mystic who had been hired by James III to tutor James’ two sons in France.

Ramsey’s goal was to re-establish the disgraced Templar Knights in Europe. To accomplish this, Ramsey adopted the same approach used by the Mother Grand Lodge system of London: the resurrected Knights Templar were to be a secret mystical/fraternal society open to men of varied occupations. The old knightly titles, uniforms, and “tools of the trade” were to be used for symbolic, fraternal and ritual purposes within a Masonic context. In keeping with these aims, Ramsey dubbed himself the Chevalier [Knight] Ramsey.

Ramsey did not work alone. He was assisted by other Stuart supporters. Among them was the English aristocrat, Charles Radcliffe. Radcliffe was a zealous Jacobite who had been arrested with his brother, the Earl of Derwentwater, for their actions in connection with the failed rebellion of 1715 to place James III on the British throne. Both brothers were sentenced to death. The Earl was beheaded, but Radcliffe escaped to France.

In France, Radcliffe assumed the title of Earl of Derwentwater. He presided over a meeting in 1725 to organize a new Masonic lodge based on the Templar format being revealed by Ramsey. The Derwentwater lodge was instrumental in getting the new Templar system of Freemasonry going in Europe. Derwentwater claimed that the authority to establish his Lodge came from the Kilwinning Lodge of Scotland — Scotland’s oldest and most famous lodge. Templar Freemasonry is therefore often called Scottish Freemasonry because of its reputed Scottish origin.

[There is some debate as to whether Lord Derwentwater had also received a charter from the Mother Grand Lodge of England to start his new French lodge. Many histories state that he did, but some Masonic scholars aver that no record of such a charter exists and that Lord Derwentwater’s lodge was an unofficial (“clandestine”) lodge. It has been argued that the Mother Grand Lodge of England would not have granted Derwentwater a charter because his pro-Stuart political leanings were well known. As a footnote, Lord Derwentwater continued to remain politically active and he tried to join Charles Edward during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. The ship on which Derwentwater sailed was captured by an English cruiser. The Earl was taken to London where he was beheaded in December 1746.]

Ramsey’s Scottish Masonry attracted many members by claiming that the Templar Knights had actually secretly created the Mother Grand Lodge system. According to Ramsey, the Knights Templar had rediscovered the “lost” teachings of Freemasonry centuries earlier in the Holy Land during the Crusades. They brought the teachings back to Europe and, after their disgrace and banishment, secretly kept the teachings alive for hundreds of years in France, England, and Scotland. After centuries of living in the shadows, the Templars cautiously re-emerged by releasing only the Blue Degrees through the vehicle of the Mother Grand Lodge.

Ramsey claimed that the three Blue Degrees were issued only to test the loyalty of Freemasons. Once a Freemason proved his loyalty by reaching the third degree, he was entitled to advance to the “true” degrees: the fourth, fifth, and higher degrees released by Ramsey. Ramsey stated that he was authorized to release the higher degrees by a secret Templar headquarters in Scotland. According to his story, the Scottish Templars were secretly working through the lodge at Kilwinning.

To effect their pro-Stuart political aims, the Scottish lodges changed the Biblical symbolism of the third Blue Degree into political symbolism to represent the House of Stuart. Ramsey’s “higher” degrees contained additional symbolism “revealing” why Freemasons had a duty to help the Stuarts regain the throne of England. Because of this, many people viewed Scottish Freemasonry as a clever attempt to lure Freemasons away from the Mother Grand Lodge system which supported the Hanoverian monarchy and turn the new converts into pro-Stuart Masons.

The Stuarts themselves joined Ramsey’s organization. James III adopted the Templar title “Chevalier St. George.” His son, Charles Edward, was initiated into the Order of Knights Templar on September 24, 1745, the same year in which he led a major Jacobite invasion of Scotland. Two years later, on April 15, 1747, Charles Edward established a Masonic “Scottish Jacobite Chapter” in the French city of Arras. Charles Edward later denied ever having been a Freemason in order to squelch damaging rumors that Scottish Masonry was nothing more than a front for the Stuart cause (which it largely was), even though he had been a Grand Master in the Scottish system. Proof of his Grand Mastership was discovered in 1853 when someone found the charter issued by Charles Edward to establish the above-mentioned lodge at Arras. The charter states in part:

We, Charles Edward, King of England, France, Scotland, and Ireland, and as such Substitute Grand Master of the Chapter of H., known by the title of Knight of the Eagle and Pelican…

[“Chapter of H” is believed to have been the Scottish lodge at Heredon. Charles Edward is denoted as the “Substitute” Grand Master because his father, as King of Scotland, was considered the “hereditary” Grand Master.]

We have just discussed the founding of two systems of Freemasonry. Each one supported the opposite side of an important political conflict going on in England-a conflict which affected other European nations, as well. Both systems of Freemasonry were launched within less than five years of one another. Ramsey’s story of how the two systems came into existence therefore contains some rather stunning implications. His story implies that a small hidden group of people belonging to the Brotherhood network in Scotland deliberately created two opposing types of Freemasonry to encourage and support both sides of a violent political controversy. This would be a startlingly clear example of Machiavellianism.

How true is Ramsey’s story?

To answer this question, we must first take a brief look at the history of Freemasonry in Scotland.

Scotland has long been an important center of Masonic activity. The earliest of the old Masonic guilds in Scotland had been founded at Kilwinning in 1120 A.D. By 1670, the Kilwinning Lodge was already practicing speculative Freemasonry (although, in name, it was still an operative lodge).

The Scottish lodges were unique in that they were independent of, and were never chartered by, the English Grand Lodge even after they began to practice the Blue Degrees of the English Grand Lodge system. The Kilwinning Lodge itself had been granting charters since the early 15th century. It ceased doing so only in 1736 when it joined other Scottish lodges in elevating the Edinburgh Lodge to the position of Grand Lodge of Scotland. The new Grand Lodge of Scotland at Edinburgh adopted the speculative system of the English Grand Lodge, yet it still remained independent of the English Grand Lodge and issued its own charters. About seven years later, in 1743, the Kilwinning Lodge broke away from the Grand Lodge of Scotland over a seemingly trivial dispute.

Kilwinning set itself up as an independent Masonic body (“Mother Lodge of Kilwinning”) and once again issued its own charters. In 1807, the Kilwinning Lodge renounced all fight of granting charters and rejoined the Grand Lodge of Scotland. We therefore see substantial periods of time in which the Kilwinning Lodge was independent of all other Lodges and when it could very well have granted charters to Templar Freemasons. It was independent at the time Ramsey and Derwentwater claimed to have received authorization from Kilwinning to establish Templar degrees in Europe.

Some Masonic historians argue that the Kilwinning Lodge and other Scottish lodges still had nothing to do with creating the so-called “Scottish” degrees. They state that the Scottish degrees were all created in France by Ramsey and his Jacobite cohorts. Some Masonic writers contend that Templarism did not even reach Scotland until the year 1798 — decades after it had already caught on in Europe. Those writers further claim that the Kilwinning Lodge had never practiced anything but the Blue Degrees of the English system. Others believe that Ramsey, who was born in the vicinity of Kilwinning, claimed a Scottish origin to his degrees out of nationalistic pride and to help build a base of political support for the Stuarts in Scotland. These arguments sound persuasive, but historical documentation proves that they are all false.

First of all, we have already seen that Scotland was providing this era with important historical figures contributing to some of the changes being wrought by Brotherhood revolutionaries. Michael Ramsey is the third mysterious Scotsman of obscure origin we have seen help bring important changes to Europe. The other two were discussed earlier: William Paterson, who helped German rulers set up a central bank in England, and John Law, who was the architect of the central bank of France.

Secondly, the Scottish Masonic lodges were a natural place for pro-Stuart Templar degrees to arise. Scotland was strongly pro- Stuart and the Jacobites were headquartered there. Decades before the English Grand Lodge was created, many Masons in Scotland were already known to be helping the Stuarts. These Scottish loyalists used their lodges as secret meeting places in which to hatch political intrigues. Pro-Stuart Masonic activity may go as far back as 1660 — the year of the Stuart Restoration (when the Stuarts took the throne back from the Puritans). According to some early Masons, the Restoration was largely a Masonic feat. General Monk, who played such a pivotal role in the Restoration, was reported to be a Freemason.

Finally, there is incontroverted evidence that the Scottish lodges, including the one at Kilwinning, were involved with Templarism decades before 1798. Masonic historian Albert Mackey reports in his History of Freemasonry that in 1779, the Kilwinning Lodge had issued a charter to some Irish Masons who called themselves the “Lodge of High Knights Templars.” More than a decade earlier, in 1762, St. Andrew’s Lodge of Boston had applied to the Grand Lodge of Scotland for a warrant (which it later received) by which the Boston lodge could confer the ” Royal Arch” and Knight Templar degrees at its August 28, 1769 meeting. It is significant that St. Andrew’s Lodge had applied to the Grand Lodge of Scotland for the right to confer the Templar degree, not to any French lodge.

We have thus confirmed two elements of Ramsey’s story:

1) that Scottish lodges practiced Templar Freemasonry
2) that a Scottish Grand Lodge was granting Templar charters at least as early as 1762

We can safely assume that the Scottish Grand Lodge was involved with Templarism before that year because the Lodge would have had to establish the Templar degree before another lodge could apply for it. Unfortunately, there are no apparent records surviving to indicate just when Templarism began in the Scottish lodges. Ramsey and Derwentwater, of course, claim that the Templar degrees already existed in the early 1720’s. The Scottish lodges may well have been involved with some form of Templarism at that time.

Understandably, the Scottish lodges were highly secretive about their Templar activities. We only know about the 1762 Templar charter to St. Andrew’s Lodge from records found in Boston. One need only consider the fates of the two Earls of Derwentwater to appreciate the dangers awaiting those people, including Free- masons, who engaged in pro-Stuart political activity.

Not every element of Ramsey’s Templar story was backed by evidence. For example, Freemasonry itself was not started by the Templar Knights as Ramsey implied. The Masonic guilds which gave birth to Freemasonry existed long before the Templar Knights were founded. On the other hand, there is circumstantial evidence that Templar Knights may indeed have been the ones who brought the Blue Degrees to England.

As mentioned in Chapter 15, it is thought that the three Blue Degrees were already being practiced centuries earlier by the Assassin sect of Persia. The Templar Knights had frequent contact with the Assassins during the Crusades. During those periods when they were not fighting against one another, the Assassins and Templars established treaties and engaged in other amicable relations. One treaty even allowed the Templars to build several fortresses on Assassin territory. It is believed by some historians that during those peaceful interludes, the Templars learned about the Assassins’ extensive mystical teachings and incorporated some of those teachings into the Templar system. It is therefore quite possible that the Templars did indeed have the Blue Degrees long before they were established by the English Mother Grand Lodge.

Further circumstantial evidence is that during the Crusade era, the Templars were at the height of their power in Europe. They owned properties throughout the Continent. Their holdings and preceptories in Scotland were especially numerous. When the Templars abandoned the Holy Land after the Crusades, they eventually returned to their preceptories around the world, including Scotland. After the Templar Order was suppressed throughout Europe, many Templars refused to abandon their Templar traditions and so they conducted their activities in secrecy. Some secretly-active Templars joined Masonic lodges, including lodges in Scotland and England. It is therefore conceivable that Templars were the conduit through which the three Blue Degrees traveled from the Assassin sect, through Scotland, to the Mother Grand Lodge of 1717.

Some Freemasons may view any attempt to connect the Blue Degrees with the Assassin sect as an effort to discredit Freemasonry, even though the connection was suggested by one of Masonry’s most esteemed historians. In discussing such a link, it is important to keep in mind that the assassination techniques employed by the Assassins were never taught in the Blue Degrees. The Assassins possessed an extensive mystical tradition that extended well beyond their controversial political methods. Furthermore, the Assassins had borrowed many of their mystical teachings from earlier Brotherhood systems. The Blue Degrees may have therefore begun even earlier than the founding of the Assassin organization.

Whatever the ultimate truth of the origins of the Blue Degrees and Scottish Degrees may have been, both systems gained great popularity. The Scottish Degrees eventually came to dominate nearly all of Freemasonry. On continental Europe, the center of Scottish Freemasonry proved to be Germany, where the same small clique of German petty princes we have been observing soon emerged as leaders in the new Templar Freemasonry.

Here a Knight, There a Knight

Even after the collapse of the Stuart cause, the Knight degrees remained popular and spread rapidly. The pro-Stuart slant vanished in favor of an antimonarchial philosophy in some Templar organizations, and a pro-monarchial sentiment in others. Freemasons practicing the Templar degrees played important political roles on both sides of the monarchy vs. antimonarchy battles going on in the 18th century, thereby helping to keep that issue alive in such a way that people would find it something to continuously fight over.

For example, King Gustavus III of Sweden and his brother, Karl, the Duke of Sodermanland, had been initiated into the Strict Observance in 1770. In the following year, one of Gustavus’s first acts upon assuming the Swedish throne was to mount a coup d’etat against the Swedish Riksdag [parliament] and reestablish greater powers in the Crown. According to Samuel Harrison Baynard, writing in his book, History of the Supreme Council, Gustavus was assisted largely by fellow Freemasons.

The Knight degrees also found a home in Ireland when they attached themselves to the Order of Orange. As we recall, the Orange Order was a militant organization patterned after Freemasonry. It was founded to ensure that Protestantism remained England’s dominant religion. Members of the Orange Order vowed to support the Hanoverians as long as the Hanoverians continued their support of Protestantism. The Knight degrees were grafted onto the Order of Orange in the early 1790’s, by which time the Stuart cause was nearly dead. The Orange Order’s Templar degrees were, and still are today, called the “Black Preceptory.”

Although the Orange Order and the Black Preceptory are supposed to be equal in status and link, entry into the Black Preceptory is accomplished only after a person has first passed through the degrees of the Order. According to Tony Gray, writing in his fascinating book, The Orange Order, the Black Preceptory today has eleven degrees and “a great deal of secrecy still shrouding the inner workings of this curious institution.” Approximately 50% to 60% of all Orange members become members of the Preceptory. The Orange Order itself continues to be strongly Protestant and anti- Catholic, and in this way it contributes to some of the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland today.

Another interesting chapter in the history of the Templar Degrees concerns the creation of a bogus “Illuminati.” “Illuminati,” as we recall, was the Latin name given to the Brotherhood. In 1779, a second “Illuminati” was started in the Strict Observance Lodge of Munich. This second bogus “Illuminati” was led by an ex-Jesuit priest named Weishaupt and was structured as a semiautonomous organization.

Openly political and anti-monarchial, Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” formed another channel of “higher degrees” for Freemasons to graduate into after completing the Blue Degrees. Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” had its own “hidden master” known as the “Ancient Scot Superior.” The Strict Observance members who were initiated into this “Illuminati” apparently believed that they were being initiated into the highest echelons of the real Illuminati, or Brotherhood. Once initiated under strict vows of secrecy, members were “revealed” a great deal of political and antimonarchial philosophy.

Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” was soon attacked, however. Its headquarters in German Bavaria were raided by the Elector of Bavaria in 1786. Many radical political aims of the Illuminati were discovered in documents seized during the raid. The Duke of Brunswick, acting as Grand Master of German Freemasonry, finally issued a manifesto eight years later, in 1794, to counteract Weishaupt’s bogus “Illuminati” after the public scandal could no longer be contained. Joining in the suppression of Weishaupt’s Bavarian “Illuminati” were many Rosicrucians. Despite the repression, this “Illuminati” survived and still exists today.

Many people have mistakenly believed that Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” was the true Illuminati and that it took over all of Freemasonry. This error is caused by Weishaupt’s express desire to have his degrees become the only “higher degrees” of Freemasonry. One can still find books today which theorize that Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” was, and still is, the source of nearly all of mankind’s social ills. A careful study of the evidence indicates that Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” is actually a red herring in this respect. Although Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” did contribute to some of the revolutionary agitation going on in Europe, its impact on history does not appear to have been as great as some people believe, despite the enormous publicity it received.

The social ills which have sometimes been blamed on Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” existed long before the birth of Adam Weishaupt. What did take over nearly all of Freemasonry in the eighteenth century were the Templar degrees, which were not the same thing as Weishaupt’s “Illuminati.” The true significance of the Bavarian Illuminati is that is was an antimonarchy faction allowed to operate out of Strict Observance lodges; meanwhile, the Strict Observance was generally considered pro-monarchy and it supported pro-monarchy causes, as in the Swedish Ricksdag overthrow mentioned earlier. This made the Strict Observance a source of secret agitation on both sides of the monarchy-versus-antimonarchy conflicts for a number of years — another example of Brotherhood Machiavellianism.

The worldwide transformation of human society announced in the Rosicrucian Fama Fraternitis gained momentum as Freemasons and other mystical network members led numerous revolutions around the world. The uprisings were not confined to Europe; they spilled across the Atlantic Ocean and took root in the European colonies in North America. There they gave birth to single most influential nation on Earth today: the United States of America.

American Phoenix

When European colonists sailed to North America, the Brotherhood organizations sailed with them. In 1694, a group of Rosicrucian leaders from Europe founded a colony in what is today the state of Pennsylvania. Some of their picturesque buildings in Ephrata still stand as a unique tourist attraction.

Freemasonry followed. On June 5, 1730, the Duke of Norfolk granted to Daniel Coxe of New Jersey one of the earliest known Masonic deputations to reach the American colonies. The deputation appointed Mr. Coxe provisional Grand Master of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It also allowed him to establish lodges. One of the earliest official colonial lodges was founded by Henry Price in Boston on August 31, 1733 under a charter from the Mother Grand Lodge of England. Masonic historian Albert MacKey believes that lodges probably existed earlier, but that their records have been lost.

Freemasonry spread rapidly in the American colonies just as it had done in Europe.


The philosophical importance of Freemasonry to the American Revolutionaries can also be seen in the symbols which the revolutionary leaders chose to represent the new American nation. They were Brotherhood/Masonic symbols.

Among a nation’s most significant symbols is the national seal. An early proposal for the American national seal was submitted by William Barton in 1782. In the upper right hand corner of Barton’s drawing is a pyramid with the tip missing. In place of the tip is a triangular “All-Seeing Eye of God.” The All-Seeing eye, as we recall, has long been one of Freemasonry’s most significant symbols. It was even sewn on the Masonic aprons of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other Masonic revolutionaries.

  • Above the pyramid and eye on Barton’s proposal are the Latin words Annuit Coeptis, which means “He [God] hath prospered our beginning.”
  • On the bottom is the inscription Novus ordo Seclorum: “The beginning of a new order of the ages.”
  • This bottom inscription tells us that the leaders of the Revolution were pursuing a broad universal goal which encompassed much more than their immediate concerns as colonists.
  • They were envisioning a change in the entire world social order, which follows the goal announced in the [Rosicrucian] Fama Fraternitis.

Barton’s pyramid and accompanying Latin inscriptions were adopted in their entirety. The design is still a part of the American Great Seal which can be seen on the back of the U.S. $1.00 bill.

The main portion of Barton’s design was not adopted except for one small part. In the center of Barton’s proposal is a shield with two human figures standing on either side. Perched atop the shield is a phoenix with wings outstretched; in the middle is a small phoenix burning in its funeral pyre. As discussed earlier, the phoenix is a Brotherhood symbol used since the days of ancient Egypt. The phoenix was adopted by the Founding Fathers for use on the reverse of the first official seal of the United States after a design Proposed by Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress. The first die of the U.S. seal depicts a long-necked tufted bird: the phoenix.

The phoenix holds in its mouth a banner with the words E. Pluribus Unum (“Out of many, one”). Above the bird’s head are thirteen stars breaking through a cloud. In one talon the phoenix holds a cluster of arrows; in the other, an olive branch. Some people mistook the bird for a wild turkey because of the long neck; however, the phoenix is also long of neck and all other features of the bird clearly indicate that it is a phoenix. The die was retired in 1841 and the phoenix was replaced by the bald eagle — America’s national bird. (image left)

Freemasons consider their fraternal ties to transcend their political and national divisions. When the War for American Independence was over, however, the American lodges split from the Mother Grand Lodge of London and created their own autonomous American Grand Lodge.

The Scottish degrees soon became dominant in American Freemasonry. The two major forms of Freemasonry practiced in the United States today are the York Rite (a version of the original English York Rite) and the Scottish Rite. The modern York Rite has a total of ten degrees: the topmost is “Knights Templar.” The Scottish Rite has a total of thirty-three degrees, many of which are Knight degrees.

The influence of Freemasonry in American politics remained strong long after the Revolution was over. About one third of all U.S. Presidents have been Freemasons, most of them in the Scottish Rite.

[In addition to George Washington and James Madison, Freemasons in the Presidency have been: James Monroe (initiated November 9, 17751), Andrew Jackson (in. 1800), James Polk (in. June 5, 1820), James Buchanan (in. December 11, 1816), Andrew Johnson (in. 1851), James Garfield (in. November 22, 1861 or 1862), William McKinley (in. May 1, 1865), Theodore Roosevelt (in. January 2, 1901), William Howard Taft (in. February 18, 1908), Warren Harding (in. June 28, 1901), Franklin D. Roosevelt (in. October 10, 1911), Harry S. Truman (in. February 9, 1909), and Gerald Ford (in. 1949).

The list of prominent American Freemasons also includes such people as the late J. Edgar Hoover, founder of the F.B.I., who had attained the highest (33rd) degree of the Scottish Rite, and presidential candidate Jesse Jackson (in. 1988). Famous American artists have also been members, such as Mark Twain, Will Rogers and W.C. Fields.]

The influence of Freemasonry in American politics extended beyond the Presidency. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have had a large Masonic membership for most of the nation’s history. In 1924, for example, a Masonic publication listed sixty Senators as Freemasons. They constituted over 60% of the Senate. More than 290 members of the House of Representatives were also named as lodge members.

This Masonic presence has waned somewhat in recent years. In an advertising supplement entitled, “Freemasonry, A Way of Life,” the Grand Lodge of California revealed that in the 97th Congress (1981-1983), there were only 28 lodge members in the Senate and 78 in the House. While that represents a substantial drop from the 1920’s, Freemasonry still has a good-sized representation in the Senate with more than a quarter of that legislative body populated by members of the Craft.

The Voices at VanTassel’s

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“The voices at Van Tassel’s were like no others I have ever heard.”Dr. Ralph E. Lapp

Chapter 3 – Finding a New Pathway
by Dr. Ralph E. Lapp

“…the scientific community has been corrupted or silenced by military domination.”

My introduction to UFOs came through Major Donald Keyhoe’s books “Flying Saucers Are Real,” “Flying Saucers From Outer Space,” and “Flying Saucer Conspiracy,” which rightly rank as UFO classics.

Major Keyhoe laid the basis for establishment-type ufology by collecting verified data, recounting dependable sighting stories, and endlessly chasing down evidence. This approach essentially regards UFOs as extraterrestrial spacecraft, and has high confidence in existing scientific theories and those who adhere to such theories. Purely mechanistic speculations are made from this seemingly safe base in reality.

Personal experience forced me to diverge from this approach, but I pay unreserved tribute to the integrity, courage, and perseverance of Donald Keyhoe.

A professional U.S. Marine Corps officer and pioneer aviation writer, Major Keyhoe, risked a sound reputation and his literary career when he took up flying saucers. Through his books and labors with NICAP, he has made large personal sacrifices to make the world aware of alien visitation.

He did this on the basis most likely to find the widest acceptance, working diligently to keep the subject respectable. Like all pioneers he had plenty of mud thrown in his face.

Keyhoe had been treated shabbily by official Washington and unchivalrously on many occasions by the broadcasting industry and the press. I once saw the sound deliberately shut off while he was speaking on TV. For years, he urged a formal UFO project by top scientists with Federal backing. The Colorado University project under Dr. Edward Condon nominally provided the elements for which Keyhoe had long asked.

Within a short time, he found that NICAP data supplied to the Colorado project were not being properly utilized and he withdrew NICAP support. Keyhoe has always deserved better than he received from official sources. He is an idealist in realist’s clothing and this field would not have been as far along as it is without him.

On the basis of the evidence Keyhoe presents in his book, a rational person is compelled to accept the presence of UFOs, although not necessarily to accept that they are spaceships and nothing else.

Keyhole’s books and other classical UFO literature left me puzzled by one element I found sharply anomalous. There has been no communication between these alleged spacecraft and human beings. Such a silence did not jib with my own personal experience of the way our own world is run.

Practically all my life up to the time I learned about UFOs, I had been a professional in communications, both in a technical sense and in the realm of ideas.

As a staff writer for radio programs in New Zealand in my teens and also as a radio actor, I eagerly learned and applied the art of communicating ideas from the written word via the human voice. In a technical sense, I qualified myself as a broadcasting engineer and as a shipboard radio officer.

In this latter capacity, under the flags of both New Zealand and Great Britain, I traveled all over the world before I was 25. This experience made me aware of the role played in civilization by communications because of my daily involvement in this field. The living standard of any country could be measured by its communications development – a criterion valid to this day. The more refined the communications of a given country, the greater its technical advancement and the higher its living standards.

Communications are an index of technological achievement and material progress. The American people were able to see their astronauts aloft and walking on the moon, and to broadcast the spectacle simultaneously to the world. American communications are un surpassed and there was no insuperable difficulty to communication with earth from the moon.

To me it was logically untenable that a civilization capable of building a spacecraft would not be capable of communicating adequately. While I tended to accept Keyhoe’s general view that there had been no orthodox radio communications with humans by UFOs , it seemed obvious that UFO designers and operators would be using a different system of communication to earth man’s radio, as far beyond our methods as ours are beyond the tree trunk drum or Indian smoke signals.

There seemed to me to be no rational dissent from such a view.

The propulsion methods employed by UFOs were generations in advance of anything planned by our brightest minds. The vehicles traveled in multiples of the best speeds attainable by mechanical aircraft. Communications development must have proceeded synchronistically with these technical advances. Earth life has taught us this lesson in our own experience.

Our communications have progressed from the invention of the wireless telegraph to modern television within the lifetime of human beings who are still living. By the middle 1950s, under the stimulus of the space program, scientific attention was already turning to so-called extrasensory perception, or ESP, as a possible means of space communications.

By November, 1958, the august Westinghouse Corporation, citadel of corporate and scientific orthodoxy, had set up studies into mental telepathy as a means of long distance communication, under the direction of Dr. Peter A. Castruccio.

Other corporations with pipelines to the Federal treasury have since followed this lead.

Even a 10-watt mentality could project the likely results of 50 years of such work, since science has almost routinely achieved any goal to which sufficient resources are applied. Blowing up the entire planet or extinguishing its life, is achievable today because men wanted this power. College educated killers by the thousands have donated their lives to explosives and the slaughter of children, and it seemed inconceivable that Lifepositive scientific work aimed at the mastery of telepathy would not be just as successful.

Scientific mastery of telepathy in 50 years seems reasonable. Similarly reasonable is the proposition that entities utilizing propulsion methods 50 years or more ahead of ours would have communications 50 years ahead of ours. On the basis of what we on earth have been driven to explore, therefore, we might expect the aliens to be using telepathy.

This expectation is reinforced by their non-use of radio in any mode we are capable of detecting, although UFO entities have at times communicated with pursuing USAF pilots via their VHF radiotelephone receivers.

In an ever-broadening investigation of the UFO subject, with my attention drawn to the communications anomaly, I became aware of the contact stories. Involving encounters of various kinds between alleged extraterrestrials and human beings, these stories already made up a bulky literature by the middle 1950s. I tackled them to see what I could find out about UFO communications. I began to hear about psychic communications with which I entered a new and wholly alien world.

Breaking down my structural resistance to such things was a primary problem. Such resistance is present in all persons who have been given either religious or scientific training.

Religionists consider such communications to be “of the devil.” Scientists consider the same area to be one of fantasy and illusion. I had been raised as a Christian Scientist. In that benign and tolerant religious system, the occult and psychic were deemed things better left alone.

The discs continued in the skies, and the communications problems could not be ignored. Already I detected an unhealthy and irrational fear, outwardly manifesting as ridicule, among the many trained persons of my acquaintance to whom I broached my general theories about communication with space entities.

Friends in the aircraft industry passed on rumors of a man living in the high desert of Southern California who claimed to have telepathic contact with the entities piloting the flying discs.

Thus I came meet Mr. George Van Tassel, a pioneer in such communications, who later died in 1978. His distinction in this world was to obtain from his other-world communicants, advanced technical information.

This technical information is impenetrable to conventional scientific knowledge and to the mechanistic mind. Armed with the revolutionary discovery of the orgone energy – to which UFO intelligences have extensively referred to as “Primary Energy” – Van Tassel’s early communications become a technical bonanza.

Any trained scientist whose thought processes have been functionalized will be able to penetrate most of the early Van Tassel communications, and conceivably could create instruments and devices of a wholly new character.

At the time I went to see George Van Tassel at Giant Rock, (below image) he was regarded by scientists as a crackpot. Most laymen who came in contact tangentially with his writings undoubtedly regarded him as just another flying saucer nut.

History will probably have a different verdict.

Investigators in this field must learn to participate – to bore in with the body, mind, and heart as a total human being – if they are to find their way to the truth.

The old, on-looking, withdrawn, and purportedly objective approaches have failed in this field. The case of George Van Tassel, as I experienced his doings and as they influenced me, is an example of how participation and the use of all one’s personal resources of experience can open doors in UFO research. Sometimes the consequent problem of how to get some doors closed again becomes critical but one must dare to do in order to know.

Giant Rock derives its name from a colossal boulder that rests near the end of a remote, dry-lake airstrip in the high desert of Southern California. Around the Giant Rock, Van Tassel had created through the years a small living complex including a restaurant and his own home. He had also created the physical facilities for his annual spacecraft convention.

In the days when I first visited Van Tassel’s place, he used to conduct communications with UFO intelligences from a chamber hewn out of the ground beneath the Giant Rock. There was no technical apparatus for this communication.

Stumbling down the rough stairs in semi-darkness, one was seized by the horrendous possibility that the giant boulder might roll and crush the chamber, complete with occupants. There were usually about sixty or seventy persons present at these seance type gatherings, varying from college professors to ordinary working people, and always including a sprinkling of reputable and successful businessmen.

Van Tassel’s preparations for contact consisted mainly of focusing the minds of all present into an energetic unity. Songs were sung in unison. Prayers and chants followed. Then came silence as Van Tassel waited for contact. Singing, chanting, and prayers constituted the “call” phase of communications, differentiating the group of people with their common desire for contact with UFO intelligences, from the random psychic racket of the ordinary world.

The call phase is intended to stand out above the psychic background noise as a strong radio signal does above radio noise and weaker stations. Such a call in radio receives the immediate attention of any skilled operator monitoring the particular frequency in question. He reads the signal if it is code and if the person signaling is calling him, he answers.

Van Tassel in effect functioned as a psychic radio operator, focusing the power of his transmitter – the biological energies of his gathering – to attract the attention of someone with whom he wished to communicate.

His calls were answered. Out of the darkness from Van Tassel’s direction would come booming the most dynamic and powerful voices I have ever heard. For years as a youngster, I studied voice and speech and as a young radio actor put these studies to practical use. I was always around accomplished radio actors and announcers, and on this account was extremely voice and speech conscious. I understand fully the art and technique of changing one’s voice so as to act out an entire radio play doing two, three, or sometimes more, separate voices.

The voices at Van Tassel’s were like no others I have ever heard.

George Van Tassel was an ordinary man and not highly educated. He spoke well but did not have an unusual vocabulary. He made occasional grammatical errors like most people. The intelligences that spoke through Van Tassel, utilizing his vocal apparatus as though it were a physical amplifier or transducer for their own thoughts, made no grammatical errors.

The intelligences flowed in strong, forceful language without a split second of hesitancy. The effect was like having Orson Wells present, orating at the height of his powers.

Several of these intelligences would speak, one after the other. There was in each case a distinct change of the speech pattern, pace, voice timbre, accent, and subject matter. No radio actor could have done it. Van Tassel’s vocal mechanism provided a sound carrier, as it were, upon which all these other voices were impressed. There was no doubt that they were speaking through Van Tassel, not only because of these objective facts, but also because of something that I experienced, and therefore learned, by actually being there.

I found that I could hear, in a new way to me, the thoughts of these beings before they were transduced by Van Tassel’s vocal apparatus. The effect was akin to monitoring a tape recording, the broadcast of which is briefly delayed. I knew what Van Tassel was going to say before he got it out as audible sound. Prior to this time, I had no psychic abilities or experience with any kind of psychic phenomena. All of it had been to me a tightly closed book. Now it was opening.

Blundering in where angels might be terrorized, I asked Van Tassel how he was able to develop his receptive ability. He gave me certain routines to follow. Not aware at this time of any element other than idealism in connection with UFOs, I followed Van Tassel’s indications with diligence and persistence. Once, at a later time, I became for a brief minute, the ” loudspeaker” used by these strange intelligences.

There was no doubt that communication was being carried on by these means, no matter what official science might think of it all. On one occasion in my presence, and subsequent to their promise to do so, luminous UFOs manifested in profusion above the nearby desert until dispersed by Marine aircraft from the 29 Palms base that were scrambled on intercept. The troglodytic professor on the USAF payroll may smile but he does not know.

The New Knowledge is the property of those who participate and I was unequivocally convinced that the entities piloting the discs were quite capable of communicating with human beings, without any need for radio apparatus. My empirical work had begun with a little research involving my own psycho-physical person.

With consuming interest I read the technical matter that these intelligences had communicated to Van Tassel.

My electronics background was insufficient to penetrate this material but everything about it seemed to throb with life, even though it was beyond my comprehension. Reading the communications was an adventure in itself. Worlds within worlds, densities within densities, energies, polarities, ethers – material with no seeming connection to earthly concepts – but all of it discussed with an overlay of good humor and love. From this time on, I began to think that just being an ordinary man might be an advantage in investigating this subject. I had only a little junk to jettison before tackling this New Knowledge.

The communications referred often to the primary energy in connection with spacecraft propulsion, and I knew that there was at this juncture no readily intelligible connection with earth science.

There was something missing – something crucial -from the ever-multiplying trivia of modern knowledge at human disposal. Intuitively, I got on the trail of that missing something right then. These intelligences were doing things differently than us, and our men of science weren’t trying to find out the answers. They were trying to kill UFOs, and pouring their energies instead into the rackety and uncertain fireworks at Cape Canaveral.

In “They Live In The Sky,” I detailed my first psychic experiences and will not, therefore, repeat them here. Suffice it to say, that by persisting with the techniques learned at Giant Rock, I set the stage for an eruption of the unseen worlds into a consciousness – mine – not prepared for such an impact. Becoming sensitive suddenly to spectra of vibrations with which one is totally unfamiliar can be an unhinging experience.

In recent years, the so-called “psychedelic revolution” has exposed untold thousands of persons to the consequences of chemical tampering with consciousness. All such forcing open of doors is destructive of orderly inner development, no matter what the academic qualifications of its advocates.

There was in my case no visions of the unseen worlds or astral phantasmagoria but I did develop extreme sensitivity to telepathic impulses. I found that I could barely control the situation. In daily business life in the aviation industry, I would hear a sentence psychically before a client ever spoke the words physically. When the telephone rang, I knew who was calling before I picked up the instrument.

A constant struggle soon ensued for control of my physical vehicle – myself against unseen interlopers. I was fighting continually against various forms of automatism. Anyone who doubts the reality of occult things would have no doubt whatever concerning them were they to endure an experience of this order. I emerged from it all with a solid respect for the reality of the occult that I have never subsequently lost.

My difficulties were extreme and I felt that I was slowly losing my battle to retain my mastery of myself. I bitterly regretted having ever meddled in UFO communications. The “intelligences,” into whose realm I had broken, poured confusing rubbish into me. There did not seem to be anyone to whom I could talk about my difficulties without already seeming to be “around the bend.” All was not lost, however, for a great man was at hand.

Dr. Franklin Thomas was a publisher of many small UFO books as the owner of the New Age Publishing Company in Los Angeles.

Many of these books dealt with the things I had stumbled upon. He used to give lectures in his Glendale Boulevard book shop on Friday evenings and I resolved to attend.

Franklin Thomas was a diminutive, slight, sharp-featured man, wrinkled of face and generally shabby. He seemed indifferent concerning his physical person. His lectures were delivered in a soft, low-pitched voice but with a lucidity that I found enthralling. He could cover the esoteric aspects of widely divergent subjects in such a way that he constantly wrought seemingly unconnected things into a higher synthesis. I knew that he could assist with my problem.

He was heavily burdened in his struggling business and his health was failing. He knew he was dying and, at a period when he needed all of his reserves of strength, he spent as little time as possible after his lectures talking to those who pressed him with questions. He listened carefully to me. There was an understanding nod and a knowing glint came into his eye. I asked him help me. He agreed.

He was the most accomplished occultist I have ever known, an adept and master teacher functioning as one of us in the workaday world, but otherwise something much more. At a time of loose talk about the occult and occultism, to have known and been taught by Franklin Thomas was an occult experience in itself.

This shabby little man had conscious control of the hidden forces of nature, and he wielded his powers in setting me free. I became, in a short time, complete master in my own house again and the ability I had forced on myself to function telepathically was brought under control. This was the first step toward suppressing the faculty entirely.

The essence of gaining control was to confine the receptions to a given time of day and never to depart from this regimen. Then it became every other day, every third day, and finally the spurious door to the unseen was closed and sealed. Every student of esoteric matters who wishes to make genuine progress in the development of his inner life, will find the avoidance of psychism and psychic phenomena – as an involved party – absolutely essential.

During this period when I had these daily contacts and before all such activity was halted, some information was passed to me concerning the UFO mystery in many of its aspects. I had learned, through Franklin Thomas, how to sort out the otherworld telepaths. Those intelligences which would seek to communicate without controlling had what seemed to be the valid information.

Through Franklin Thomas and his gentle guidance, I began to discern that the mystery required a sound working knowledge of occult science for its overall comprehension. My knowledge of these things was so limited that it was absurd to think that anything of great value could be passed through me. I was an inadequate instrument for any such purpose. Recognition of this fact by me accelerated my phased withdrawal from psychic activity.

During these limited contacts, information was nevertheless passed from the “other side” that went against many of the commonly accepted conceptions of UFOs. Later publication of this material was to make me a sort of pariah even in the wayout UFO field. The truth is unwelcome in this world and it hurts because of its innate power to disturb.

The entities I contacted conveyed to me, in essence, the following basic information:

1. UFOs are space ships but their vibratory makeup is not fixed in the physical-material density. They are mutants.

2. UFOs have their main existence in a density that is invisible to human beings of normal vision.

3. The intelligences behind the space ships are various orders of etheric beings; that is, beings differently constituted to man and normally invisible to him, yet capable of materializing at will when necessary or required.

4. A war is in progress for the mind of man, a veritable battle of the Earth that will determine the future course of evolution.

5. There are negative forces from beneath man seeking to drag him down and positive forces assisting him to fulfill his destiny in freedom.

6. There are normally-invisible living things in space that are not space ships.

7. Space is filled with primary energy currents of which existing earth science knows nothing.

8. Infrared film, exposed between dawn and sunrise in high, dry locales will frequently objectify invisible objects of various kinds living in and passing through the atmosphere.

This information permitted the formulation of a skeleton UFO theory and also opened a pathway to obtain objective proof of the presence of UFOs. The latter would come to hand only if the communicating intelligences had told me the truth. I had work to do, both of a theoretical and empirical nature.

At this point, Franklin Thomas had a serious talk with me. I pass on now his fundamental wisdom.

“You have reached a point where you have a sort of assignment – a task to discharge. I cannot tell you where it will lead – to discovery or to disappointment – but I can tell you with certainty that success, if it is to come to you, demands that you cut off all psychic activity and abandon it entirely.

Everything for you, henceforth, must be in the full light of consciousness, with no communication of any kind with any unseen forces, no matter what their purported wisdom. Contact must be with your own High Self – Your Atma – and nothing inferior to that.”

This advice was followed. All psychic activity was terminated.

My experiences had convinced me that the disc occupants communicated by means of thought transference – telepathy in its many variants – and that communication with earthlings would be unlikely via any other method. Communication seemed to require either that the human being surrender in some way the function of his organism to beings that he could not see or that new devices for manipulating the primary energy of which these entities spoke would have to be designed.

These new cosmic electronics would use biological energy. Experience has already shown that such devices were quite different to, and enormously advanced over, anything possessed by earth men. Later on, my adventures would bring me to a remarkable personality who had made revolutionary strides into cosmic electronics but, for the moment, I did not know where to begin.

I did know, in a fashion that permitted of no contradiction, that if ever UFOs were to be understood and comprehensive theoretical approaches made to the subject, I would have to resign myself to years of study and research. This endeavor would, by its very nature, lie outside the boundaries of official science.

Despite the resources and facilities that they commanded, the official scientist were getting nowhere in penetrating the UFO mystery, and my brushing personal involvement with the technology behind UFOs taught me why they failed and would continue to fail: humans were looking in the wrong places for their answers, and they were looking in the wrong way.

Man, to their mode of cognition, was $2.98 worth of chemicals organized in a complex way. Complexity of organization was held to be the only difference between man and the chair on which he sat. I was already interested in the energy that propelled me across the room. When I asked learned physicians about this energy and what it was, I found that they became angry. Already I was beginning to think that there might be a functional identity between my personal power source – the biological energy that drove me across the room – and the energy that drove the discs across our skies. Learned, able men with the highest academic qualifications were evading confrontation with both.

Franklin Thomas continued to tutor me in his quiet way. Everything he taught me concerning occult knowledge was given to me in such a way that I could dovetail it with something I could personally observe in the outer world. When I reported having noticed something different about a common feature of our environment – thereby illustrating that I had dynamically understood and applied his teachings – he would give me something more.

He steered me to the work of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian philosopher, scientist and founder of the Anthroposophical Society. The scope and sweep of this universal genius was staggering. As I plunged into Anthroposophy, I realized that I was in contact with a body of New Knowledge and a methodology for penetrating the unseen worlds that was wholly healthy and demanded the best that was in me for its pursuit and application. My whole life began to change.

Gone forever was the craven search for “messages” from spacemen. Dr. Steiner had presented in modern scientific form, for modern consciousness, the necessary cosmo-conception and valid indications for the renewal of human life and culture along functional lines. His work was not confined to things normally deemed of the spirit.

He went deep into such seemingly compartmentalized realms of thought as medicine and economics, pedagogy and biology, pharmacology and zoology, drama, philosophy, and agriculture. Everything he touched, he renewed and revivified.

Jules Saurwein, the Paris savant who had known all the great thinkers of the times, deemed Steiner the most impressive figure in European cultural life in the 20th century. With my mounting suspicion of orthodox conceptions, I contrasted the two or three lines devoted to Steiner in the encyclopedias with the overwhelming, massive literature he left his fellow humans. I could not square the incomprehension and the sequestration of Steiner’s genius with the inflated biographies in the same encyclopedias out lining the lives of the life-killing developers of nuclear weaponry.

Franklin Thomas presented me with a monumental book entitled “Man or Matter” by Ernst Lehrs, Ph.D., one of Steiner’s own students. An electrical engineer and mathematician, Dr. Lehrs presented in this book not only the history of man’s cognitive impasse – out of which has sprung the Great Impasse of ufology – but also the method of surmounting these difficulties.

All of it was presented in a healthy and modern way on the bedrock laid by Goethe and later modernized and expanded by Steiner.

Lehrs spread himself out over such seemingly unrelated disciplines as optics, biology, meteorology, geology, botany, and mechanics, unifying these diverse fields in a functional approach so that one could see the inner connections they all bore to each other. This book had a decisive influence on me.

I had already begun field research in UFO photography. I was putting to the test the fundamental suggestion for photographing invisible presences in the atmosphere of the earth that had been given to me during the final phases of my experiments with psychic communication.

Man or Matter” acquainted me with the Goethean approach to optics, light, and color; and, the more I experimented, the more Goethean I became.

Lehrs also dealt in detail with the visual ray or eye beam – a ray of biological energy by which consciousness is carried outside the body to objects in space. Armed with this knowledge, some simple occult exercises, and conventional cameras with conventional infrared film, I began the practical field work.

The knowledge involved and methods employed will now be described.

Uncle AL & The Sirians
Sub-Figura vel Liber Caeruleus   Excerpt from:
The Pyramids of Montauk
1995 by Preston Nichols and Peter Moon
ISBN 0-9631889-1-7
Sky Books, Box 769, Westbury, NY 11590

Aleister Crowley and the “Sirians” “The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu is in the Khabs.”
Aleister Crowley The most important aspect concerning the discoveries made in the previous chapter is that they explain key aspects of our ancient heritage. As was already said, The Book of the Law leads us into the Great Pyramid with a line drawn at a 26’ angle. We are also led to the Sphinx when the anagram of Bast appears in the book. This leaves us in the middle of two ancient wonders and right next to Cairo, the city of Mars. It has already been demonstrated that Egypt as well as many other aspects of our civilization have fashioned themselves to serve as a tribute to the planet Mars, but there was another heavenly body that was held in even higher regard: the star Sirius.

Shining as the brightest star in our heavens, the Egyptians based their entire calendar on the movement of this sacred star. It was already indicated that he Great Pyramid was built to synchronize with Sirius so that the star would shine through the hole to the Queen’s Chamber at a precise moment. Esoteric writings indicate that the light shining through the shaft was meant to impart the starlight of Sirius to an initiate during a ritual. If Egypt was so fascinated with Sirius, it stands to reason that the ancient civilization of Mars had a similar reverence for the star. In fact, the geometric shapes on the planet Mars have been said to be built in tribute to Sirius.

According to one legend, the face on Mars was in honor of the god or solar logos known as Sukon. The Sirians settled Mars through his permission. He has also been identified as Set or Seth. The reason the Sirians settled Mars was because it was at that time in the cradle orbit of life. Taking 720 days to get around the sun would have resulted in the most preferable weather that was conducive to civilization at that particular time period.

In The Montauk Project, it was the Sirians who provided the Montauk chair used for the time experiments. It was a Mr. X who had approached me and told me that he had been involved in negotiations to obtain the chair. This man also told me of Crowley’s ability to manipulate time and was the first to suggest that the Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Project were both resulting effects of Crowley’s magick.

All of this is very ironic when one looks yet deeper into Crowley’s secret connections. Crowley was not only involved in the OTO but was also a member of an arcane secret society known as the A:.A:. (Argenteum Astrum) or the Order of the Silver Star. The “silver star” referred to is Sirius itself, the most prominent in the heavens and positioned as the chief star in the ancient constellation “Phoenix”. The ancient Assyrians and Phoenicians both derive their name from this legacy.

Crowley identified the Order of the Silver Star as the Illuminati itself. As he was considered to be the head of the Illuminati, the correspondences continue to run even deeper. The heart of his magical current was inspired from Sirius and there was much tradition to back this up. In occult tradition, Sirius is the Hidden God or “the sun behind the sun”. As the moon reflects the sun, so does the sun reflect Sirius. This concept was expressed in The Book of the Law when Crowley wrote “The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu is in the Khabs.” The word Khab means star while Khu refers to light. What is being taught here is that collective “wisdom” often assumes that the stars emanate light. The truth of the matter is that the stars are in the light and are merely reflecting it. It was in this sense that Crowley and the ancients who worshipped Sirius were worshipping the light of creation. Sirius was the brightest star, therefore it reflected the most light and was the most powerful.

According to the ancient Egyptians, there was a special occult link between Sirius and the Earth when they were at their closest distance. In other words, more universal light was being reflected from Sirius than at any other time of the year. This link was found to be most powerful during the Dog Days of August (Sirius is known as the Dog Star) which run from July 23 rd to August 23rd. Some consider them to peak out as late as September 8th. This aspect of Sirius is very synchronistic if you remember the theory referred to in The Montauk Project that the biorhythms of the Earth run every twenty years on August 12th (the last occurrence was 12th August 2003). This date is not only the anniversary of Crowley’s wedding, the Philadelphia Experiment and the culmination of the Montauk Project; it is right in the center of the Dog Days. Of course, the Montauk chair was supposed to be supplied by the Sirians. Obviously, if this whole incredible Montauk scenario is true, it stands to reason that the Sirians might have an idea or two about how to make a chair that resonates with the consciousness of time.

According to information from the Montauk story, the Sirians were technical creatures and were not very political. According to Al Bielek, the Sirians look very human in some respects. They are muscular but have vertical slit eyes, like a cat’s eyes. They wear a covering over their hair, and it is suspected that they are bald. Sometimes they have strange things on their ears which could be communicating devices. They are approximately six feet in height and can pass for humans in the proper attire. At Montauk, they were generally affable and did their job.

Not too much else has been said about them, nor do I have anything more to add from that quarter. What is important is that they seem to have a rather strong correspondence in the information that is being revealed.

A book entitled The Twelfth Planet by Zecharia Sitchin documents very well that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrial critters since time immemorial. This work traces the activity back to ancient Sumeria which is exactly where the Sirians settled. All of this not only places the Sirians at the focal point of our planetary theology, it makes them a center of all sorts of alien activity.

Crowley studied this time line at its source when he examined the ceremonial rites of the Sirians or ancient Sumerians, whatever you want to call them. In history, these beings were known as the shepherd kings and they were called the Yezidi. Their prophet was Yezid and Crowley discovered that he was a reincarnation of him.

As Crowley studied these ancient Sumerians and their rites, he learned they were sexual in the extreme and orgiastic. The ceremonies were all done in synchronization with the stellar revolutions. Many eventually found-their way into the Roman and Greek mystery schools. These ancients looked at the primitive urges in a much different way that “civilized” society does today. Not unlike animals in mating season, they recognized instinctually that revolutions of the universe coincided with sexual urges that enabled one to gain access to invisible worlds or other dimensions.   In the Hindu tantric arts which is known as the yoga of love, these urges would be better defined as kalas which are units of time or vaginal vibrations. If one reduces space and time to its male and female aspects, it is easy to grasp that Mother Nature is going to have undulations that correspond to the vagina. Earlier in this book, the vesica pisces (image left) was illustrated. This was an eye shaped glyph that resulted as the second act of creation unfolded. It is not only the shape of an eye, it is known as the Eye of Horus or as the Eye of Set (Sirius). When this “eye” is in a vertical position, it is symbolic of the vagina.

As the geometry of space and time unfolds in the evolutionary process (which is known as Mother Nature), there are processes and repetitions that mimic or harmonize with what we know as the sexual process. These very energies are incredibly powerful as they make creation a reality. Of course, the morphogenetic grid is the blueprint that becomes reality. It is in this manner that the ancient Sumerians or Sirians did orgiastic rites. They were honoring the undulations and unfoldments of geometric evolution by linking their consciousness through the sexual process.

We all know that we go into a different state of consciousness during the sexual act. As it is a creation process, it is not hard to relate that we can then have an effect on creation when in this form of consciousness. When we engage in sex, we are tapping into the blueprint that made the whole universe possible.

As Crowley studied this information, he saw that the ancients understood what they were doing in their orgiastic rites. Of course, if you were to walk in on an orgy today, you might find that the procedure has degenerated into an unholy mess. On the other hand, magical energies would definitely be present.

All of this brings us back to Bast, the goddess of witchcraft and sexual magick in the Egyptian pantheon. If you ever had the urge to do anything of a bizarre sexual nature, you were entering the realm of Bast. Who exactly was she?

Often identified as the Egyptian cat goddess, Bast is one of the most ancient forms of Babalon, the Mother goddess. Bast is portrayed as both a cat and lion. As the goddess of sexual magick, she ruled over lust and sexual heat. It was her job to see that all potentialities manifested and had their day in the sun. Bast is readily identified as the Beast because she The Sacred Cat of Bast 664-525 B.C.; Late Period, Dynasty 26; Bronze; height 26.4 cm ” presided” over the vast sexual experiments of Atlantis (and later Egypt) which gave rise to mermaids, minotaurs, centaurs, Pegasus and the like.

Bast’s legacy gives us at least two words in our modem lexicon. The word “bastard” was derived from the Pandora’s Box that opened with the unrestricted breeding practices that were common during her reign. During the reign of the goddess, paternity was not an issue. Marriage came into being in large part due to the need to preserve a patriarchal structure for inheritance and succession purposes. When the father god took over, he made parentage an issue and punished women who bore children outside of the established tradition of wedlock. This is not so much a moral issue as a power issue.

Amazon cultures were known to be able to breed without the use of a male. Because the human body is primarily androgynous, a separation of the sexes is not theoretically necessary for procreation. This contention about the Amazons is backed up by the fact that the zona pellucida (the reproductive body in the female which contains a sack) can be penetrated by a latent male protein within the inherited genetic structure of the female that the body thinks and treats like a sperm. This results in a virgin birth.

It could be argued that the Amazons were unbalanced in the direction of the female energies. Whether or not that is true is not the point. Their culture and the general goddess culture of that time period was supplanted by a patriarchal culture that has attempted to subjugate women to the most unbearable of conditions. The male forces established control. Morality was then generated by the power elite of that particular civilization.

On a very primal level, the purpose of the female energies is to regenerate through the sexual organs. This is the gateway to immortality for the beast or animal form of the species. Only through the female genitalia can the beast project its image into a future circumstance and thus obtain perpetual life for his/her kind. Bast symbolized this and also the idea of uninhibited breeding practices which is sometimes known as “catting”. This is the derivation of the word “cunt“, common slang for the vagina but almost always used in a derogative sense.   This word is so taboo that it has earned its way onto the “list of seven dirty words” that cannot be used on television or radio. As you can see, Bast’s influence has no small part in our culture. One can easily see that the rancor and enmity that generally accompanies the words “bastard” and “cunt” derives from the ancient criticism of the culture that was prevalent during the time of Bast.

Crowley’s concept of the Scarlet Woman or Babalon is another name for the goddess Bast. Scarlet is chosen because it is the color of blood (also the color chosen for the cover of The Book of the Law). As stated earlier, blood represents the passage of the moon and the menstrual period. The lunar calendar is therefore the calendar of Bast and represents the true time line. This is in direct opposition to the Gregorian calendar that was given to us by the decree of Pope Gregory, the same pope who authorized The Inquisition.

In regard to her lunar aspect, Bast’s offspring were known as children of the moon, hence the name moon child. In the previous chapter, Crowley was identified as the incarnation of the Priest Ankh-af-an-Khonsu which equates to the Priest of Mentu. As Khonsu also refers specifically to the moon, Bast can be identified as the Priestess of Mentu with regard to her lunar aspect. It is in this respect that Bast could be considered to have presided over the sexual and genetic experiments that are said to have occurred at Montauk.   In what is an amusing correspondence, there are usually various cats that roam the picnic area near the lighthouse parking lot at Montauk. They have no apparent home but are always well fed by the tourists who sometimes take one home for a pet. These cats are known as the “Montauk Cats”. I was once told that if you follow the cats before a rainstorm, they will lead you to the underground.

Although Bast’s correspondence with Montauk is a bit obscure, Bast was glorified in ancient Egypt as the Sphinx. She had the loins of a lion, symbolized by the constellation Leo and the top half of a virgin woman, symbolized by the constellation Virgo. The Sphinx had breasts at one point, but these were defaced as the patriarchal culture established its foothold. The face was also altered at one point to look more like a chimpanzee. This desecration of the Sphinx prompts an important question: why did we get a chimp?

The answer lies in our genetics. Human evolution on this planet has been primarily restricted to the biology of the ape. It was said previously in this book that Rh positive blood refers to the rhesus monkey genetics being present in the human system. Rh negative implies an alien blood type. One can also see a resemblance to apes in human beings. If you don’t believe me, just go to the gorilla exhibit at the zoo. The word “monkey” itself gives us an interesting play on words. “Mon” refers to Montu, Montauk or the earlier definitions provided for that phoneme while “key” refers to the “key to Montauk”. Although there is some contention about it amongst scholars, “Monkey” derives from the Dutch word monnekijn which traces back to the Roman word monne, the origin of which is uncertain. The handwriting is on the wall. Manikan means little man or an imitation of man. Monne is intimately related to the root words already covered.
  The word “ape” is said to be borrowed from a Teutonic word yet there is argument and some say it is really from the Celts. It all becomes clear when we consult the derivation of the word “apex”. This means several interesting things. It is the highest culminating point of time and also refers to the vertex of a triangle or the conical top of a pyramid. Apex strongly suggests the concept of the Tower of Babalon or the mountain aspect of Montauk. The word itself derives from tip, specifically referring to the tip of a flamen’s cap. (A flamen was a priest or magician in ancient Rome, the word deriving from the Sanskrit word brahman.)
  Orangutan derives from oran which means man and utati which equates to forest. The word oran is Malaysian word which is suspiciously close to Orion. Chimpanzee derives from “pan” which means all embracing. It also refers to Pan, the god of the forest and fields. He was quite sexually active and Crowley wrote a lot of poetry about him.
  Gorilla was coined as a word by the real life Doc Savage based upon a West African word for a race of hairy women. It is a direct reference to a genetic specimen that we don’t see or hear too much about today. You can read the book Mother was a Lovely Beast by Philip Jose Farmer for more information along this line. The point of all this is very clear and the phrase “to monkey around with” takes on a whole new meaning. Somebody monkeyed with our genetics in quite a literal sense. In the time of Bast, all types of genetic samplings were embraced. The conquering influence chose to propagate a similitude with the apes through the morphogenetic grid of evolution.

Bast established that human consciousness could become a lower form it if chose to or that the lower forms could obtain the equivalent of human consciousness. This is a sacrilegious teaching to many, but it was highly regarded as the truth in times past. The city of Bubastis was found by archeologists to contain a multitude of mummified cats who stood as guardians of the temple. The reverence to Bast was intense.

The Book of the Law teaches us that the propagation of life is completely unrestrictive in its nature. All potentialities are real and this is accomplished through the evolving geometries that lie beneath the blue print of evolution. The goddess Bast champions the unrestricted potential of all creation. Our limitations in evolution are influenced by those who dominate the morphogenetic grid but are essentially determined by our own free will and choice in the matter.

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