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SECRET RITUALS OF THE MEN IN BLACK

1: THE ROLE OF RITUAL IN THE UFO MYSTERY

IN the previous volume, Secret Cipher of The UFOnauts, we presented evidence that the UFOnauts themselves, along with certain terrestrial allies, have been communicating for centuries using several secret ciphers.

It would not be within the appropriate scope of this work to go into a detailed description of the transcription of The Book of The Law, but a brief background description is certainly necessary.

In the Spring of 1904 the already controversial occultist Aleister Crowley was on an extended honeymoon with his wife Rose in Cairo, Egypt. Following some foreshadowing events, Crowley was moved to take dictation from a “præterhuman intelligence” identifying itself as “Aiwass” for one hour each day from Noon to 1:00 PM for three consecutive days, April 8th, 9th and 10th.

During this hour, Aiwass, a more or less visible presence behind Crowley, dictated a chapter a day for what was to become Liber AL vel Legis or The Book of The Law. The Book is described as a Holy Book of the New Aeon, or New Age, then just arriving. It is, as a text, vivid, compelling, shocking and altogether unique. It can be read through in a single sitting.

It is not our task here to discuss further the merit of the Book itself. Other English language “trance channeled” materials were coming forth during the same period; The Cosmic Philosophy of Max Theon and his wife Alma Ware appeared during this same period, being also of North African origin. Oahspe appeared in New York a few years earlier. But, whatever else it is, the Aiwass book was and is quite unique.

Here we should confine ourselves to a single peculiarity of the Book. Several passages therein imply strongly that a hidden cipher or key existed within the text, which, it predicts, Crowley himself would never discover.

Despite this, at one point Crowley seems to have tried anyway. Of interest is a single page of the handwritten original manuscript, numbered page 16 of the third chapter. In addition to the hastily written text, which suggests the taking of dictation by one somewhat unused to secretarial functions, is a curious diagonal line running roughly from the upper left to lower right of the page, and a sort of cross, or plus sign (+) enclosed within a circle.

The text, cross and line all seem to have been written with the same pen at the same time, and both cross and line are specifically mentioned in the text itself. (“Then this line drawn is a key: then this circle squared in its failure is a key also.”)
 

The Square within the Circle [is one of] the most potent of all the magical figures.
-- The Secret Doctrine -- The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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"As the sky with its stars and constellations is nothing separate from the All but includes the All, so is the 'firmament' of Man not separate from Man; and as the Universal Mind is not ruled by any external being, likewise the firmament in Man (his individual sphere of mind) is not subject to the rule of any creature, but is an independent and powerful whole." -- This fundamental truth of occultism is allegorically represented in the interlaced double triangles. He who has succeeded in bringing his individual mind in exact harmony with the Universal Mind has succeeded in reuniting the inner sphere with the outer one, from which he has only become separated by mistaking illusions for truths. He who has succeeded in carrying out practically the meaning of this symbol has become one with the father; he is virtually an adept, because he has succeeded in squaring the circle and circling the square. All of this proves that Paracelsus has brought the root of his occult ideas from the East.
-- The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim Known by the Name of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings, by Franz Hartmann, M.D.

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Our scientific procedure is obviously the negation of the Absolute. That was an acute and happy remark of Goethe's: "He who devotes himself to nature attempts to find the squaring of the circle."
-- The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, by Houston Stewart Chamberlain

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The geometrician does not know the square of the circle.
-- De Monarchia of Dante Alighieri

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It is impossible to square the circle perfectly because of its arc.
-- The Convivio, by Dante Alighieri

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Although the CIA knew that the estimated 120,000 VC Self-Defense Forces (which Westmoreland described as "old men, old women and children") were the integral element of the insurgency, [Special Assistant for Vietnamese Affairs Director George] Carver, after being shown "evidence that I hadn't heard before," cut a deal on September 13. He sent a cable to [Director of Central Intelligence Richard] Helms saying: "Circle now squared .... We have agreed set of figures Westmoreland endorsed." In November National Security Adviser Walt Rostow showed President Johnson a chart indicating that enemy strength had dropped from 285,000 in late 1966 to 242,000 in late 1967. President Johnson got the success he wanted to show, and Vietnam got Tet.
-- The Phoenix Program, by Douglas Valentine

However, in addition there is a grid superimposed over the entire page, consisting of seven vertical and nine horizontal lines.

The top row has a series of letters, a through h, and, except for the upper left hand square, a series of numbers, 2 through 10 appear on the extreme left of the page. This grid was superimposed at a later date with another writing instrument. The page number, 16, in the upper right square, was added on yet a third occasion.

It is very easy to conclude that Crowley -- though the text itself suggests he would not succeed in finding “the key of it all” -- apparently attempted to do so, with no success.

The Book predicts that “one cometh after him” who would succeed. This is generally conceded to refer to Crowley’s student C.S. Jones, who did indeed uncover a key to the text some years later. The cipher or ‘code’ implied by the key was recorded by Jones in his magical diary for October 31st, 1918. A careful reading of this footnote reveals that the letters A, L and W, in some sequence, form the first three letters of a cipher.

Since the number Eleven is more than hinted at in The Book of the Law itself as a ‘key’ it theoretically is easy enough to note that, in standard alphabetical sequence, there are eleven spaces between A and L, and another eleven between L and W.
 

The Sacred Four: "Darkness," the boundless, or the no-number, reflecting the "Self-Existent Lord" Like a Mirror
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The Secret Doctrine -- The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

But many decades were to pass before a group in England calling itself the OAA, and its American counterpart, QBLH, were to complete the sequence and “obtain the order and value of the English Alphabet” as called for in The Book of the Law itself.

“This key we have been considering,” says an article in Thelema in 1980, “can be understood from either of two courses. 11 is the number of Magick, and when we number every 11th letter of the Alphabet, we arrive with ALW…P.”

The article, signed “D.P. AL” goes on to explain the other method, using the grid in the original manuscript described above.

“…when we complete all of the squares with the Alphabet, and carefully consider that the diagonal line is a Key herein, we shall again find the “order and value.’’

How this is done is described in an article from the same period by Carol Smith, writing in the British journal New Equinox.

“There are letters along the top of the page, and it would seem to be obvious to continue with the alphabet in the manner indicated, but the clue is in the numbers down the side. A is written instead of 1 which suggests that B is 2, C 3 and so on. Fill in all the squares on the grid in this manner, repeating the alphabet when one gets to Z.

To proceed to the next step the instruction is written on the page, for those who have eyes to see. ‘Then this line drawn is a key.’ The line is a diagonal across the square one gets the order of the English alphabet to be used in the English Qaballa. Whichever diagonal is read the order of the letters is obtained. There is only one order which can be obtained and all 26 letters appear in this order.”

Once the Order and value were obtained, it was discovered that a comparison of the numerical value of many mystifying words and phrases were explained in a meaningful way by finding words and values in the ‘code book’ itself, The Book of the Law, but also in other sacred texts from the same body of materials, termed “Class A” documents by Crowley.

The discovery was made by Jim Lees in 1976, and others including Carol Smith and Jake Stratton-Kent contributed to early experiments with the Cipher.

During the 1980s one initiate now known as Soror Ishtaria, an active member and now Outer Head of the QBLH, developed a computer program, Lexicon, which enables the researcher to quickly obtain the value of any word or phrase and compare that value to numerical values in The Book of the Law or, in theory, any text using standard English letters whatsoever.

Furthermore, Soror Ishtaria, by examining the cipher as a 26 pointed star (one point for each standard letter), discovered, with mainframe computer assistance, that by varying the “cycle” (the cycle we have discussed here is 11; that is, there are 11 spaces between each letter in order of value), without repeating any letter twice, one could obtain many alternate ciphers, each yielding, like the first, interesting and evidential results.

For some years this system remained the exclusive “open secret” of a small circle of occultists. When the present writer encountered the system, I quickly realized that this cipher was discovered in a manuscript said to be dictated by a præterhuman, perhaps Ultraterrestrial intelligence, calling itself “Aiwass”.

Did the system, I wondered, shed any light on UFO related contact cases?

Indeed it did, and this relationship formed the core of my earlier book, Secret Cipher of The UFOnauts. Contact names such as “Ashtar” and “Aura Rhanes” and “Orthon” were shown in a completely new light. Furthermore, certain cases contained what appeared to be intentionally “coded” or encrypted messages which, when intercepted, predicted future similar cases, or the future course of the same case.

But, unavoidably, I also took a look backwards, before The Book of the Law, and discovered that similar ‘coded messages’ were contained in, for example, the names of ‘control entities’ in classical trance mediumship, and in the purported names of Secret Chiefs or Mahatmas in Theosophy and occultism. This meant that the ‘code’ first revealed in a public manner in The Book of the Law did not originate in 1904 with the Book itself.

When I began to investigate the secret words and legends in Rosicrucian and Masonic lore, and in occult rituals, I discovered that this code had been in use for some time, and had been preceded by other codes following the same rules for deciphering (otherwise called Qabala, Kaballah or Caballa) used in the Cipher of the New Aeon.

The truth became unavoidable: Ultraterrestrials and human Adepts had long been communicating in a code which we were now cracking, and all previous bets about the nature of the history of our planet itself were now on hold.

ASHTAR - Demon or UFOnaut?

2: ASHTAR - ANGELS, DEMONS OR MEN IN BLACK?

EARLIER ciphers were presented to initiates in a ritual context. This ritual context has, from at least the times of the Egyptian and Babylonian Priesthood, formed the bridge between human initiates and their Ultraterrestrial sponsors, sometimes associated with the double star system of Sirius, even in ancient times.

Thus, we find the ‘modern’ Egyptian Masonic Rite of Memphis conferring a secret Degree called ADEPT OF SIRIUS, the name of which, decoded using the eleven-fold cipher encrypted in The Book of the Law, means SECRET CHIEFS and, also, SECRET MASTER.

Fortified with the 1904 Cipher, we can take, for example, the case of Trevor James Constable, author (as “Trevor James”) of the seminal 1950s work They Live in the Sky, and an active experimenter today with Reichian Energies.

John A. Keel long ago noticed that UFO contact incidents seemed to step out of time in the usual sense. Without the UFOnaut Cipher, however, the predictive aspect of this non-linear factor can be lost.

In April, 1965, a piece of parchment was found wrapped around a glass vial containing some silver sand. This was the site of Arthur Bryant’s encounter with “Yam-ski” the newly made “ascended master” who emerged from a UFO the day after contactee George Adamski’s death half a world away. The parchment contained the Greek words Adelphos Adelpho (“brother to brother”).

Two years later, in December of 1967, student Tom Monteleone encountered a UFO being in Adelphi, Maryland. The name of the town should alert us to a probable ‘coded’ relationship to the earlier case. Monteleone was told by the entity he met that it was named VADIG. Later, he met Vadig in Washington, D.C. (where Adamski had died and was buried) in ‘civilian clothes’ several times.

On each occasion VADIG, as if for emphasis, closed his conversation with the phrase, “I’ll see you in time.”

Keeping in mind that one of Adamski’s main contacts had been Fir-kon, and that this name had been adopted by an Adamski and Williamson follower who disappeared without a trace, along with his partner ‘Ramu’ we are not surprised to find that VADIG = 51 = RAMU, but also, LODGE. The value again shows up in the recent ZARKON case.

As we have seen, the strange words and names that show up in Masonic Lodge settings are similar in form and purpose to those which show up in contact cases. They show up in modern cases of Angelic Visitation, which, in a sense, resemble the visitations of the Men in Black. The Hebrew word for “angel” literally means “messenger” and the names of these messengers are often equivalent to the names of Ultraterrestrial Messengers. They also show up in demonology.

The original “etheric” and “astral” contacts took place in the ‘50s, and are a lot like the Richard Shaver ‘hidden worlds’ material. It is of interest that an old acquaintance from both the lore of classical occultism and the legends of modern Ufology, known as “Ashtar” shows up in these contacts as well.

“Ashtar” is, in traditional occult circles, a demon of considerable power. In UFO lore, he is usually a “positive force” or is so identified by percipients. A variant name that shows up in UFO contact cases is ASHTAR SHERAN. Constable also was in communication with one ANDOLO. Interestingly, ASHTAR tells Constable which beings are “etheric” and “good” and which are “astral” and “satanic”.

He tells Constable that one of the bad guys, so to speak is ERANUS, who he identifies as Satan himself.

These contacts are somewhat puzzling, because they contain, when viewed in light of the Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts, aspects of deception on the part of certain Ultraterrestrial parties, and we note the pattern of even a bizarre humor entering the picture.

• ASHTAR SHERAN = 108 = FINGERS, while SHERAN by itself = 61 = TOES.
• ASHTAR = 47 = ATLANS (one of Shaver’s Ancient Races) and AEON.
• ANDOLO = 37 = AGE.
• ERANUS, on the other hand, yields 74 = SOLAR DISC and TERRA.
• ASHTAR (47) also yields DISC.
• Both ASHTAR (47 or 4+7=11) and ERANUS (74 or 7+4=11; note the 47/74 reversal) both reduce to the ‘code key number,’ eleven.

I should emphasize again that a reduction to eleven is usually only possible in significant cases, eleven being the “cycle key” to the UFOnaut cipher, as explained elsewhere.

• ERANUS = 74 = RIDDLE. It makes an anagram for SUN ERA = 74 = SOLAR DISC!
• SUN ERA = 74 = SOLAR DISC brings to mind Aleister Crowley’s anthropological observations on “Satan”.

He informs us that,

“The Devil does not exist. It is a false name invented by the Black Brothers to imply a Unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions…‘The Devil’ is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes… This ‘Devil’ is called Satan or Shaitan, and regarded with horror by people who are ignorant of his formula, and, imagining themselves to be evil, accuse Nature herself of their own phantasmal crime.

Satan is Saturn, Set, Abrasax, Adad, Adonis, Attis, Adam, Adonai, etc.

The most serious charge against him is only that he is the Sun in the South. The Ancient Initiates, dwelling as they did in land whose blood was the water of the Nile or the Euphrates, connected the South with life-withering heat, and cursed the quarter when the solar darts were deadliest…

But to us, aware of the astronomical facts, this antagonism to the South is a silly superstition which the accidents of their local conditions suggested to our animistic ancestors.”

Ashtar, on the other hand, is more suspect. He is frequently mentioned in the UFO literature.

Early contactee George Van Tassel mentions him in 1952 as, “Ashtar, commandant of station Schare” and a very powerful ruler.

Van Tassel’s Giant Rock conventions became the fountainhead of the entire contemporary New Age movement. Van Tassel’s trance channel group, in fact, included advanced students of Parmahansa Yogananda’s Yogic Philosophy.

UFOlogist Bryant Reeves told his wife Helen that Van Tassel,

“reminds me of a veritable modern ‘John the Baptist’ crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare ye for a new cosmic age’."

The occult literature has always considered ASHTAR, or Astaroth, a fallen angel, that is, a malevolent demon.

The Lemegeton (the Lesser Key of Solomon, or Book of Evil Spirits) tells us that Ashtar,

“discourses willingly on the Fall but pretends that he himself was exempt from their lapse”.

This sounds suspiciously like what ASHTAR was doing with Trevor Constable, and other contactees, particularly in America.

Interestingly also, The True Key of Solomon (Grimorium Verum, dated 1517 and allegedly translated from an earlier Hebrew source) tells us that ASHTAR migrated to America, presumably around the time of Columbus.

So, when ASHTAR SHERAN (= “FINGERS & TOES”) tells us to watch out for the “Satanic” ERANUS (= SUN ERA or SOLAR DISC), watch out for Ashtar. Constable, be it noted, has come to have a more wary view of his early communications experiences, for which he has our admiration.

The More Angelic side is represented here too.

METATRON, the classical angelic being said to be the ascended Patriarch Enoch and the “original man in black” who wrestled all night with Jacob in The Book of Genesis and gave him the name “Israel” has the value of 128 in NAEQ6, that of SPACE SHIP, TWO FOLD NAME (Enoch-Metatron; Jacob-Israel) and NEW AGE KEY.

TIME Magazine for December 27, 1993 features a cover story on “The New Age of Angels”. It offers a remarkably uncritical account of the New Age Angel Fad, which seems to have replaced dolphins, crystals, unicorns and fairies, all so trendy in the ‘80s.

Some of the accounts resemble the encounters with Men in Black in UFO lore or the ‘black man’ of medieval demonology, the major difference, as one expects from the New Age perspective, being that these visitors are taken to be benevolent in nature,

In the Summer of 1977 Ann and Gary Cannady were visited at a time of extreme stress in their lives. Ann had been diagnosed as having advanced uterine cancer, and was three days away from major surgery. Gary’s first wife had died of the same disease, and Ann’s diagnosis had been confirmed by repeated tests. The door bell rang, and Gary answered.

Standing on the step was a large man, a good inch taller than her 6-ft. 5-in. husband.

“He was the blackest black I’ve ever seen,” Ann says, “and his eyes were a deep, deep azure blue.”

The stranger introduced himself simply as Thomas. And then he told her that her cancer was gone.

They invited the mysterious stranger inside, where he re-affirmed that she was healed. Ann asked, point blank, who he was, to which the stranger replied, ‘I am Thomas. I am sent by God.’ He then proceeded to perform a sort of laying-on-off-hands healing. Ann felt a burst of light and heat go through her body, and passed out. Subsequent testing showed no trace of the cancer, and there has been no recurrence.

The obsidian angel quoted Isiah 53:5 to the couple, a text concerned with healing through sacrifice. THOMAS = 62 = ORDER and SACRED and AIWASS & LAM in NAEQ6, thus identifying the commonplace name with the current of the present Aeon.

But, lest the omen be misunderstood, on the next page TIME gives another modern angelic account, a being seen by Melissa Deal Forth with her dying husband Chris Deal, comforting him and seemingly communicating to him a profound sense of peace. When her husband was discovered missing from his hospital bed only days before his death, she found him in the hospital chapel “with a man she had never seen before”.

He was tall, dressed rather like Chris usually did, in a flannel shirt, new Levis and lace-up work-boots that appeared as if they, too, had just been taken off the shelf.

The clothing of such visitors in UFO lore also often appear taken ‘directly off the shelf’.

“There was no real age to him,” Melissa says. “No wrinkles. Just this perfectly smooth and pale, white, white skin and icy blue eyes. I mean I’ve never seen that color blue on any human before.”

Students of MIB cases will recognize the basic fabric of all the visitation cases here.

3: THE MITCHELL SISTERS

CLASSIFIED Communications is a newsletter put out by Erich A. Aggen, Jr., an “old hand” in UFOlogy.

The April, 1994 issue carried some material on the classic UFO contact story of the Mitchell Sisters, who mysteriously disappeared in the early 1960s. Aggen gives us a condensed version of a 1959 speech by Betty and Helen Mitchell:

“We were contacted quite unexpectedly while we were shopping in St. Louis. We had gone into a sandwich shop for a coke,” Betty tells us, “when the contact was completed by the Space People.”

The two were ELEN and ZELAS, from THE LEAGUE.

Later, Helen informs us,

“I was alone in downtown St. Louis on business when I was again contacted by the space people and at their request went with them by automobile into Illinois where we drove to a heavily wooded area. There, I was told, was where they landed when they had business or contacts to make in St. Louis.”

The 38 foot saucer was parked out back. It had the usual sliding doors and domes.

Taken to the mother ship, Helen met Three Men, one of whom was ALNA, a ranking official. Helen also spoke about the Martian city named VRSS, and a contact from Venus named TREGON. These cases, with their mundane “on the street” somewhat humorous aspects (meetings in diners, driving in cars with aliens, etc.) have ALWAYS been a part of the UFO lore, and point up how intermeshed the phenomena are with daily life.

Aggen, in the same issue, also discusses a 1964 letter from a mysterious “Mr. N.Y.” concerning aliens from the Planet BAAVI, which orbits Proxima Centauri. In ancient times they constructed a base, now an astonishing ruin, at Baalbek in the Lebanon. In 1964 they were based in the Maldive Islands, using space ships called VAIDORGES.

These cases are another bonanza for the UFO cipher detective.

• ELEN = 66, a number that has shown up so often we hardly need trot it out again; Aleister Crowley’s Liber LXVI The Ritual of the Bloody Star, Gloria Lee’s 66 day death fast; MA ION (Frater Achad’s post 1948 Fellowship), the amphibious being OANNES = 66, etc.
• ZELAS = 41 = VALIS (The late visionary author Phil Dick’s name for the celestial “God-computer” Vast Active Living Intelligence System and the title of his last major novel)
• THE LEAGUE = 134 = FIRKON & RAMU (who, like the Mitchell sisters, mysteriously disappeared)
• VRSS = 32 = DOOR, suggesting it is not so much a city as a portal.
• TREGON, associated with Venus, = 93, the number of the Current of the Aeon, and equal to O TREE (the female aspect of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the right pillar base of which is traditionally held to be NETZACH or the Sphere of Venus)
• VENUS = 71 = JEWEL and IS A STAR. That Venus is perceived as a “jewel-like star” is hardly news, but the cipher value seems too close for coincidence. The “Mr. N.Y.” case has Shaverian overtones, and may be a kind of “safe passage” code
• BAAVI = 55 = DEROS. Not a group one would want to take up with

On the other hand,

• the craft called VAIDORGES = 100 = ENTER and NOT DEROS. This may be a bit technical, but by the cipher decoding technique known as “Theosophical Addition” - the value of Baavi and the value of Vaidorges both become ten and then one.
• BAAVI = 55 or 5+5=10, and 1+0=1.
• VAIDORGES = 100, or 10+0=10 and 1+0=1.

Ten is the operable number of the Piscean Age (Ten Commandments, Ten Spheres on the Tree of Life, etc).

In the New Aeon (Age of Aquarius), which began in March of 1904 of the common era, this becomes a bit suspect. VAIDORGES as such are NOT DEROS, but the pilots, BAAVI, are DEROS. All of the old machines, as Dick Shaver told us half a century ago, were developed by beings who were NOT DEROS, but Deros, according to the Shaverian mythos, are usually in control of them today.

Stay off of the VAIDORGES -- they may be a hazard to your health. But who is the ‘Surgeon General’ who built the warning into the names?

We have been noticing frequent manifestation of the Number of the New Aeon, eleven. More Elevens: Ray Palmer’s FACT (his way of decoding UFO stories) = 56 or 5 + 6 = 11, the number that is the KEY to the Cipher of the UFOnauts.

When RAP said he had a FACT to decode stories, this is what he meant. But who gave him the Cipher of the UFOnauts? The pulp fiction magazines of the 1930s and 40s were where Palmer started, and THAT arena was full of occultists, future UFOlogists, and the like.

Major Donald Keyhoe, H.P.Lovecraft and his circle, Col. Arthur Burks, L. Ron Hubbard and many others were involved, until television killed the entire genre in the early 1950s.

4: NEW AGE OR NEW ÆON?

THE term “New Age” was restricted, until the late 1960s, to a relatively narrow group of people, although the New Aeon concept has been present in esoteric circles from the beginning of the Twentieth Century. The popular culture of the 1960s brought the idea into focus for large numbers of people, which have continued to increase.

One of the first ventures beyond the immediate confines of the occult movement (which had a hard core of mere hundreds) was in Guy Warren Ballard’s I AM movement. The term I AM became, for many years, a kind of “cipher signal” held in common by those ‘in the know’ about the New Age movement. In the 1960s, the term I AM began to be replaced by the metaphysical cipher WE ARE ONE.

Both terms can be linked, through New Aeon Qabalistic Cipher, to Frater Achad.

FRATER ACHAD = 117 = CLEAR LIGHT. The Value 117 also makes specific reference to the predictions in The Book of the Law, which was dictated at the very dawn of the New Aeon, that C.S. Jones (Frater Achad, or Frater Parzival) would provide the key to decoding the Cipher.

FRATER ACHAD = 117 = A FEAST FOR A-L-W (the first three letters of the code); LETTERS; ORDER & VALUE; NEW SYMBOLS and I WHO SHALL SAY “NOT”. The word “NOT” is a major key to the cipher.

The other magical name or motto mentioned, FRATER PARZIVAL (the name Jones used as an O.T.O. member and eventual chief), has a value of 175.

FRATER ACHAD = 117 = CLEAR LIGHT.

FRATER PARZIVAL = 175 = LIGHT IN ME, suggesting a cipher link, just as the names are linked in the concept behind the Tarot Card “The Fool” which represents the completely blank slate on which the lessons of life are written.

To appreciate “I AM” as used here, we must recall the Biblical account of the incident of the Burning Bush.

“(Moses) gazed, and there was a bush all aflame, yet the bush was not consumed.”

We are informed that this was a messenger of the divine.

In this Close Encounter, Moses, asks the name of the god to whom he is speaking.

“God said to Moses, “Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh.”

He continued,

“Thus shall you speak to the Israelites: ‘Ehyeh’ sent me to you.”

“This mysterious and numinous phrase has puzzled scholars for generations. The phrase is translated variously as I AM THAT I AM, I AM WHO I AM, I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE, etc."

Whatever it means, and the JPS Hebrew-English translation leaves it untranslated, I AM is the standard translation, and the phrase that became the New Age “cipher key” in Ballard’s movement.

It is rumored that Ballard’s son Mark, who virtually disappeared during a period of legal trouble for his father, resurfaced as the famous trance channel Mark Prophet, one of the key players in the modern “New Age” movement.

I AM = 45 = NOT. I AM was replaced by the phrase WE ARE ONE = 112 = WHO AND WHAT I AM. It is also the value of Ballard’s student George Hunt Williamson’s magical name MARK III. WE ARE ONE also equals WORD OF THE LAW. NEW AGE = 79 = WILL KEY.

“Will” or, more properly the Greek form, “Thelema” is the Word of the Law of the New Aeon.

NEW AGE = 79 = ABRAHADABRA, the eleven-fold magical word that is the key to the rituals and to decoding the Cipher of the New Aeon.

5: ENOCH AND MUTAN MION

“By using a collection of different ‘glasses,’ or crystals, and special ‘shew-stones,’ Kelly was able to communicate with extraterrestrial intelligences. Dee directed the ceremonies, observed the proceedings, and carefully wrote down the results. It was in this way that the entire magical system which is called Enochian, originated.”
-- Gerald J. Schueler

THE cipher brought to light (or, in a sense, “hidden in plain sight”) in 1904 by Aiwass, the præterhuman contact associated with Aleister Crowley, was not the first magical cipher or system developed in the English-speaking world.

In 1581, Dr. John Dee and Edward Talbott, who took the last name “Kelly” as they began their work together, conducted a long series of Magical Workings which produced intense and detailed communication with Ultraterrestrial Intelligences of a high order. A language, cosmology (scheme of the universe) and a (now lost) set of practical instructions emerged, which foreshadowed the New Aeon Cipher, just as the Enochian ‘language’ echoed earlier Rosicrucian models.

Three hundred years later the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, organized by High Grade Freemasons associated with John Yarker and Kenneth Mackenzie and their esoteric approach to the Mysteries, took up the Enochian work as part of their late-Victorian “magical revival”.

The English magick of the culturally rich Elizabethan Era was to an extent perfected in the equally fertile Victorian Age. What developed was a reconstituted and perfected version of Dee and Kelly’s partially lost practical system of instruction for contacting Ultraterrestrial Entities, and for ‘astral’ travel (sometimes physical travel) to other celestial spheres (or “planets”) called “Aethyrs” or “Aires” of the Universe.

When Aleister Crowley, still rather fresh from the dictation of The Book of the Law, took up the exploration of the Enochian Aethyrs in 1909, he did so not far from the home of Max Theon, then himself taking the dictation of The Cosmic Philosophy associated with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light he had once headed.

These unique ethereal communications ended for Theon shortly thereafter with the untimely death of his wife, the gifted trance medium Alma Ware.

Crowley worked in these sessions with his disciple Victor Neuburg. Having done some preliminary workings during his active period in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1900, Crowley produced a truly remarkable document of Communication with Higher Intelligences, that is, Ultraterrestrial Contacts -- and Travel to Other Realms.

Published as The Vision And The Voice in his famous journal, The Equinox, it ranks as world-class mystical literature with methodical notes on the ceremonial methods used which could be reproduced by any dedicated experimenter -- though, it is true, not without some risk.

The implication here should not be underestimated; in fact there is good reason to believe that the 13th Enochian Aethyr, called “ZIM” transports the scryer directly to the Sirius planetary system, where one can meet the Oannes, or NOMMO as the Dogon (“people of the fish god Dagon”) call him, under the name NEMO.

This scientific methodology approaching mystical phenomena was in keeping with Crowley’s philosophy of “Scientific Illuminism” -- described uniquely as ‘the aim of religion, the method of science’.

The “Enochian Universe” consists of Thirty ‘Aethyrs’ or ‘Worlds’ each quite unique and inhabited by quite different entities.

Through a Ritual Opening of the Portal of the Adepti and the recitation of certain Enochian “Keys” or “Calls,” any specific Aethyr can be reached, and the contactee can interact with the inhabitants and function within the rarified environment.

In 1991-92, the present writer organized and conducted a series of 30 experiments with this very system, one each week over a thirty week period. This was preceded by two instructional Intensives devoted to educating prospective participants on the Enochian System of Contacting the Ultraterrestrials at various levels.

I took upon myself the Induction, but deliberately selected a number of relative novices for my ‘seers’ or contactees.

In this way any results would be relatively untainted by preexisting knowledge of what to ‘expect’. Due precautions were taken, but every one of the twenty or so participants (some of whom came and went as the long and challenging series of workings ran their incredible course) were told that this was, truly, Risky Business.

The results were quite spectacular, by anyone’s account. Conducted under the auspices of a Major Lodge of one of the Great Magical Orders of Antiquity, in the fashionable Temple located in a historic and elegant building mostly tenanted by a number of holistic health practitioners and environmental groups, every single amateur contactee was successfully propelled by us into the targeted ‘Aethyr’ or specific Ultraterrestrial Sphere I invoked, met with and had communication with the Entities or Forces of that realm, and returned.

In the process, eerie physical effects were frequently, almost routinely produced. On one occasion, at the critical moment of closure electrical power failed not only in the building but for a block in either direction from the Temple. Casual participants and hardened veterans alike sometimes saw Entities physically appear within the Temple during sessions, although all doors and windows were locked from the inside and monitored by my assistants and myself.

Some effects were ‘picked up’ by tenants in the building who were totally unaware of the Ceremonies, and sensitives several miles distant spontaneously and accurately sometimes ‘picked up on’ peak events.

Uncannily, a recap at the conclusion of each session revealed a startling degree of correlation with the experiences recorded by Crowley for the same Aethyr in 1909.

Although my amateur contactees (“scryers” or “seers”) were not particularly learned regarding such matters (they did not, in fact, even know one another very well for the most part), the parallel was so close at times that I resorted to switching scryers at the last minute for a particular session in case someone was ‘boning up’ on a particular Aethyr. It made no difference in the result.

Sometimes two contactees “co-scryed” the same Aethyr, interacting with one another rather like astronauts on the lunar surface or in space, as well as with the denizens of the Aire being traveled to. I had maintained substantial control throughout, acting as a kind of guardian. On one memorable occasion the contactee being in some difficulty, I took a (quite physical) consecrated magical tool (a sword, as it happens), and handed it “up” to the scryer, who was quite able to perceive, grasp and use it to unravel her predicament with it.

This was clearly a direct interaction between one plane or dimension of existence and another on an intentional basis. But, unlike in many UFO Abduction episodes, my scryer and I were calling the shots.

I realized that what we were utilizing here was something in the way of an ages-old “ritual technology” for producing human-alien contact. The ancient Priestesses of Delphi used such a technique, and the modern RA Material produced by the Kentucky-based contactee Lightlines group, centered around Carla Rueckert and the late Don Elkins, had been doing much the same thing when they would take perfectly ordinary people and, applying their own metatechnology, produce communication with the same group of Entities, even though they were careful to isolate one contactee from another.

I did not, then, “need” a talented medium like Mark Probert or Richard Shaver to produce meaningful results. Nor did I approach these Entities with undue reverence. In fact, assisted by an Ordained Exorcist, I routinely ended each session with a full scale Formal Exorcism.

Again, and this is very important, unlike the Adamski-type contacts, the place and time of contact was under our control, not Theirs. (This is aside from the question of whether classical contacts were in some sense ‘guided’ by a “secret magician” -- in the case of Adamski, perhaps George Hunt Williamson.)

This was human over alien, not the other way around.

Dee and Kelly had not been so lucky, back in Elizabethan England. Dr. Dee started out as a distinguished scholar in a world peopled by Bacon, Shakespeare, and the savants who gave us the King James translation of the Bible. Dee’s library was eventually looted by a mob and partially destroyed.

Kelly, for his part, contacted the Forces of the Seventh Enochian Aethyr, encountering an entity that sent him running forever from scrying, taking with him the pitiful remnant of Dee’s once-considerable fortune…and Dee’s wife. He disappeared into oblivion. A somewhat similar occurrence ended the famous “The Babalon Working” of John W. Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard in the 1940s.

Parsons claimed, after opening a Star Gate, that “BABALON is now incarnate on the earth in the form of a mortal woman.”

Hubbard went on to develop the influential Church of Scientology.

What Kelly encountered in the Seventh Aethyr, known as “DEO” -- was a female entity associated with Venus and the Tarot Card called “The Star.” This Arcanum, of unknown antiquity, usually depicts a nude woman next to a body of water with a blazing star overhead.

This, originally, referred to Sirius, which is similarly depicted in bas reliefs from the ancient Sumerian-Babylonian civilization, and the semi-aquatic nature of the Visitors ‘from’ the Sirius system called “Oannes”.

The Star Gate “Scrying Table” of Dee and Kelly served as a portal to other universes. Modern experiments reproduce these results.

In whatever event, the Lady, spectacularly erotic and “beyond good and evil” (that is, beyond Duality) in a way totally unpalatable even to a rogue like Kelly in the time of Elizabeth I or King James, told him,

“…I am Understanding, and science dwelleth in me; and the heavens oppress me. They come and desire me with infinite appetite; for none that are earthly have embraced me, for I am shadowed with the Circle of Stars, and covered with the morning clouds.”

Phrases such as “the heavens oppress me” in this instance, or “I come from a country much weaker than your own” in the INDRID COLD close encounter case, are generally made by entities from worlds which have been conquered by the Gray Aliens, unlike the Earth. Kelly ran, in terror and without understanding.

Crowley, scrying the same Aethyr on December 7, 1909 in the Algerian Desert, described her as,

“…the Daughter of the King. This is the Virgin of Eternity. This is she that the Holy One hath wrestled from the Giant Time, and the prize of them that have overcome Space.”

Even Crowley could almost not bear the intensity of the contact.

All of this closely parallels an episode in the short novel published by Ray Palmer in Amazing Stories in March, 1945. “I Remember Lemuria” launched the late Richard Shaver’s remarkable career as a mystic seer in the totally inappropriate context of a science fiction pulp magazine.

Shaver’s protagonist was Mutan Mion, an antediluvian hero of Inner Earth in the last thrashings of any kind of real civilization. Mutan Mion goes to visit the highest ranking NORTAN he can reach, the Nortans being the most ancient of space faring races who live in Deep Space away from the detrimental radiation of all Stars, in a state of virtual endless growth and near immortality.

As Mion relates it:

“We were drawn as by a powerful magnet toward a huge figure which was an intense concentration of all vitally stimulating qualities that make beauty the sought-for thing that it is...

“All of eighty feet tall she must have been. She towered over our heads as she arose to greet us, a vast cloud of the glittering hair of the Nor women floating about her head, the sex aura a visible iridescence flashing about her form.

“I yearned toward that vast beauty which was not hidden for in, nor it is considered impolite to conceal the body greatly, being an offense against art and friendship, to take beauty out of life...”

Compare this to Crowley’s Algerian vision of the Being of the 9th Aethyr (December 7, 1909):

“And this palace is nothing but the body of a woman . . .

“It is impossible to say anything about her. She is naked; her whole body is covered with fine gold hairs, that are the electric flames that are the spears of mighty and terrible Angels whose breastplates are the scales of her skin. And the hair of her head, that flows down to her feet, is the very light of God himself.”

Crowley is eventually shown into what he calls a ‘tower’by an Ultraterrestrial Being.

The ‘chamber’ is,

“furnished with maps of many mystical cities. There is a table, and a strange lamp, that gives light by jetting four columns of vortex rings of luminous smoke.”

The ‘tower’ is some kind of spire or turret, the ‘chamber’ some kind of alcove or containment. The description given is, however, bizarrely similar to that given by modern contactees of the interior of so-called ‘space ships’.

Crowley’s perception seems, on balance, far closer to the actual nature of the ‘place’.

This seems all the more plausible when we take cognizance of Crowley’s vision, six days earlier in the same location, in the 15th Aethyr:

“And behold! there is one God therein, and the letters of the stars in his crown, Orion, and the Pleiades, and Aldebaran, and Alpha Centauri, and Cor Leonis, and Cor Scorpionis, and Spica, and the pole-star, and Hercules, and Regulus, and Aquila, and the Ram’s Eye.

“And upon a map of stars shalt thou draw the sigil of that name; and because also some of the letters are alike, thou shalt know that the stars also have tribes and nations...”

It should be well noted that the 15th through the 1st Aethyr of the Enochian System are linked, according to Crowley’s experiences, by the being Nemo.

The English language based Cipher of the UFOnauts is less helpful here than usual. This seems to be the realm of Enochian and earlier Hebrew-based ciphers.

But, nonetheless, keeping in mind the cipher qabalistic principles are the same in all contexts, and with a nod to Shaver’s MANTONG concept (English is a bastardized reinvention of the primal language of the Universe, called “Mantong”), we note that the Aethyr’s Name, DEO, has a NAEQ6 cipher value of 38, the same as that of AIWASS, the intelligence which dictated The Book of the Law to Crowley.

If Shaver’s “Princess Vanue of Nor” is the Being of DEO, the great nude female entity with a sexual aura nearly unbearable even to the preeminent Sexual Magus of the Twentieth Century, Aleister Crowley, we may find her title CHIEF OF THE NOR ON QUANTO revealing, as its cipher 6 value of 297 is that of TEMPLE WHORE PRINCESS.

6: WHO DECIDES WHAT YOU CAN KNOW?

Genesis 3:5 (KJV)
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:22 (KJV)
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to Know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever:

Genesis 3:23 (KJV)
Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

John 10:34 (KJV)
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

A great deal is written -- though mostly in obscure sources concerning the legendary founding of an Ultraterrestrial beach head on the Earth in early Sumerian times by the fish-like (and man like) being from Sirius, the Oannes.

There is even some public speculation on the establishment of a Priestly caste, in Babylonia, India and Egypt, devoted to maintaining secret knowledge of this contact, and perhaps maintaining the contact thorough all of subsequent history.

Whether such contact is for good or ill depends upon who you read. The pro-Masonic writers tend to consider this a golden secret carried forward by the Knights Templar, founded by Hugh de Paynes and eight other French crusaders in 1118.

After enjoying prosperity and the patronage of Catholic Europe for some time, the Order was brutally suppressed by Church and State, but survived, according to Masonic legend, in Scottish Rite Freemasonry after the burning of the last Grand Master Iacobus Burgundus Molanus (I.B.M.) and many of his followers outside of Scotland.

The Templars were charged with the secret worship of a half human, half beast called “Baphomet” which some spiritual descendants embrace, while others deny vehemently.

Most tend to take on the patronage of St. John the Baptist, whose feast day, June 24th, is the old Feast of Oannes, as well as International Flying Saucer Day, in honor of Kenneth Arnold’s encounter on June 24th, 1947 with nine saucer-like objects.

Some of the properties -- and members -- of the Templar Order were taken over by the rival Order of the Knights Hospitaller, otherwise known as the Knights of Rhodes, after their conquest, in 1308 under Fulke de Villaret, of the Island of Rhodes from the Moslems. They are known more familiarly, and in a somewhat sinister context, as the Knights of Malta, to which island they retreated after the Moslems retook Rhodes.

Under that name, in modern times, they have been accused of exercising great influence over governments in Christian countries, and have been associated in contemporary conspiracy literature with the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Club of Rome, and the leadership of the crusade against Communism which dominated Western Political Thought from the end of World War Two until the breakup of the Soviet Empire in the 1990s.

Many of these groups, but particularly the Knights of Malta, are involved in privately “selling” cooperation between Ultraterrestrial Forces of dubious motivations and Terrestrial governments and industrial groups.

In February of 1937, on the eve of the Second World War, a representative of the Knights of Malta, an American (still living as I write this in 1994), met with the more esoteric leadership of the Third Reich in Germany. The meeting took place in a hidden SS retreat, and was attended by General Karl Haushofer, the senior initiate of the Black Lodge inside the German Reich.

The purpose of the meeting was to “sell” the Nazi regime on contact with what the young Maltese Knight called “the coming race”.

Asked by the present writer in 1979 what he meant by the term, he told me,

“the Ultraterrestrials, of course. The Germans had noted their ‘ghost rockets’ in Sweden, and were aware of their power. Most of the older Nazis present, though, were former members of the Thule Group or the archaic Vril Society, and took me to be talking about Tibetans or Aryan supermen or some such bunk. Except Haushofer, who knew better, and the ‘Man with the Green Gloves’ who, though supposedly a Tibetan himself, was certainly an Ultraterrestrial.”

The deal fell through when the Reich fell, and the Knights switched their attention elsewhere.

In the early 1950s U.S. President Eisenhower unknowingly bought into a similar plan proposed by the Knights of Malta to him on behalf of their Ultraterrestrial overlords, in the name of the anticommunist crusade of that period.

“Deviants” were rounded up, and unprecedented power was placed in the hands of the Military Industrial infrastructure throughout the decade, until Eisenhower, in a surprise farewell address, asserted his fundamental decency and libertarian patriotism and roundly denounced the whole deal, paving the way for the Kennedy era and a generation of progressive experimentation.

The Knights of Malta briefly found themselves sudden outsiders. A bloody worldwide orgy of assassinations and murders of progressive political and moral leaders quickly followed, and by the 1980s the U.S. Administration was safely in the hands of an aged ex-actor with degenerative Alzheimer’s Disease surrounded by a staff nearly totally dominated by members of the Knights of Malta. By the 1990s the anticommunist pretense could be dropped, the confused and restless citizenry disarmed, and the feeble opposition which remained could be easily coopted.

But what of the occult societies that had carried the flame for centuries? What of the UFOlogy, conspiracy theory, metaphysical, and ‘White Lodge’ Masonic groups?

The Knights of Malta’s viewpoint infiltrated organized occultism and UFOlogy through the connection between William Dudley Pelley’s pro-Nazi Silver Shirts prior to World War Two, and the occult Black Lodge within the Third Reich, centered in the SS, the Ahnenerbe Society, and the appropriately named “Black Order” -- descended from such black magical bodies as the Thule Group and the Vril Society as detailed in Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts.

Pelley and his outfit were certainly tools for the Maltese Knights, and key figures in UFOlogy became involved, including George Adamski and George Hunt Williamson. Adamski was introduced to Williamson by Pelley, at a time when Adamski was trying to sell his contact story as science fiction to Ray Palmer, then a prominent publisher.

These initiates, not including the well-meaning Adamski, were knowledgeable about the Ultraterrestrial cipher, the Sirius-Oannes legend, etc. Interestingly, they were met with a spirited libertarian resistance from the very start by Meade Layne of Borderland Sciences, and his immediate successor, the late Riley Crabb, who ‘blew the whistle’ on the interaction between the U.S. Government, the Knights of Malta and Ultraterrestrials since at least 1954.

Layne was a True Adept, himself knowing the Ultraterrestrial Cipher and using it to make contacts of his own. Bill Webb of QBLH, an occult body that has done a great deal to reveal the Cipher to a broader public, recalled to us how Layne would visit him in Arizona in the 1950s, on his way to purported UFO landing sites. Webb, like Layne, had been a member of Dion Fortune’s Inner Light offshoot of the Golden Dawn.

The classic way of using the Cipher was to read published reports of alien encounters, such as those of Dan Fry, Truman Bethurum and Orfeo Angelucci, convert the planetary and personal names given by Ultraterrestrials to contactees to cipher, and infer where the next landing was going to occur. This seems to have been the HIDDEN PURPOSE of those high profile cases; to get publicized, so that scattered adepts in possession of the cipher would know where and when to make contact.

Ironically, Layne was so advanced that his sincere but less initiated successor Crabb was afraid of him, and would actually do ritual exorcisms of the BSRF once on Adams Avenue in San Diego after Layne’s departure, according to what I have been told by BSRF’s present leader, former Michael Bertiaux student Tom Brown.

In the meantime, after 1952 the CIA actively sought to infiltrate and disrupt private UFO groups. I was told by Major Dewey Fornet, the one-time Pentagon Monitor for the Air Force UFO Project, that the UFO wave in the Summer of 1952 during the exceptionally hot ‘dog days’ of July, completely overwhelmed the U.S. Defense system of those relatively technologically unsophisticated times. While UFOs were ‘dog’ fighting with jets and being spotted on radar in restricted air space over the White House and Pentagon, communication channels were so jammed that a ‘sneak attack’ by a more terrestrial enemy (i.e., the Soviet Union) would have gotten through virtually unopposed in the UFO generated confusion.

After that, the CIA determined to discredit the whole subject in earnest.

A major attempt to set up a civilian National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena was quickly coopted by the intelligence community, and many of the group’s leaders were military and intelligence personnel, including Director Major Donald Keyhoe’s classmate from the Naval Academy and one-time CIA Director, Roscoe Hillenkoetter.

Most of the ‘official sounding’ UFO groups of that period are now dead. Curiously, the survivors include the very independent S.A.U.C.E.R.S. of Jim Moseley, and the now fifty year old BSRF.

In its early days BSRF was closely associated with the group of sixteen high adepts or Ascended Masters called The Inner Circle, otherwise known as The Guardians. These entities, and those of their kind, humans become More Than Human seem somehow to ‘keep things in balance’ through the ages of wars in the heavens and infiltration by Ultraterrestrials who, though far beyond humanity in knowledge and power seem somehow afraid of us. Whatever they fear in us seems to be our only salvation.

Perhaps the early Gnostics had it right in turning the Genesis story on its head. In the Gnostic Version, as in the ancient Hypostasis of the Archons (“the reality of the rulers”) we find that the Serpent of Wisdom is the defender of humanity (in Hebrew Cipher “serpent” and “messiah” have the same numerical value), offering us the Tree of Wisdom and the Tree of Immortality, in opposition to The Authorities, or Celestial Rulers, who wish to keep us in ignorance and in the shadow of death.

The Serpent or Dragon is a close relative (mythically speaking) to our presumed benefactor, the Oannes, Prometheus, Odin and the other celestial Titans who, at great cost to themselves, steal for us the fire of heaven.

But, as the Yada di’ Shi’ite, Aiwass, G.I. Gurdjieff, Phil Dick or Frederich Nietsche would tell us, we are our own salvation or damnation.

This is the last thing government bureaucrats, Knights of Malta or goose-stepping Silver Shirts and fundamentalists would have you realize: You are not helpless. Resistance is not futile. Within humanity is some Seed of Greatness that even the very gods tremble at.

If there is any ‘message’ in this book, it is that we are, potentially, a very powerful race of beings.

This is, ultimately, a message of hope.

“The Book of Spells or of Conjurations is the Record of every thought, word, and deed of the Magician…

“Let the pen with which the writing is done be the feather of a young male swan -- that swan whose name is Aum. And let the ink be made of the gall of a fish, the fish Oannes.”
-- Aleister Crowley, BOOK FOUR.

 

7: HOW TO OPEN - OR CLOSE A STAR GATE

THE rituals of the orthodox Western ceremonial magick tradition conceal the technology for contacting Ultraterrestrials across barriers of time, space and ‘dimensionality’, but also for breaking such contact should this prove necessary, or for containing any force or being brought forth in this manner.

The immediate past source for such rituals are the medieval magical texts termed “grimoires” or “grammars” that is, basic instructional texts -- but their sources are much older.

A clue to the origin of such texts can be found, for example, in the introductory narrative of the Clavicula Salomonis, or Key of King Solomon.

In the 1888 translation by S.L. Mathers, we are told by 'Solomon’ the purported author,

“I suddenly beheld, at the end of a thickly-shaded vista of trees, a Light in the form of a blazing Star, which said unto me with a voice of thunder: Solomon, Solomon, be not dismayed; the Lord is willing to satisfy thy desire by giving thee knowledge of whatsoever thing is most pleasant to thee.”

What follows Solomon’s request for wisdom are various techniques for conjuring Celestial Powers and Beings, of controlling their energies and of sending them back to their places of origin.

These beings are named and described in detail, as are the planets and spheres of their origin. While the antiquity of some of this material is unknown, some of it shows a knowledge of ancient Gnostic Wisdom Literature unavailable in medieval Europe, suggesting a very ancient origin.

One ritual that invokes the Power of Contact that comes from the Stars is certainly of very ancient origin.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn polished the ritual as “The Bornless Ritual for the Invocation of the Higher Genius” in the late 19th Century, but a cruder version had been published in 1852 under the unappetizing title “Fragment of a Greco-Egyptian Work Upon Magic” and later reprinted by the great Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge in his turn-of-the-century book Egyptian Magic. [2]

In more recent times we have learned a great deal more about the Egyptian magical literature of the period following the conquest by Alexander the Great. Alexander, let us remember, was heir not only to the thousands of years of Egyptian occultism, but the similar traditions in Babylon and India, which nations he also conquered.

This ritual dates, therefore, at least to the last days of Egypt, but probably reflects an ancestry thousands of years earlier in Egypt, Sumer and India.

Popularly known as “The Bornless One” ritual, the title has been variously translated. The literal meaning is something like “The Headless One” but probably carries more the sense of either “the One Without Beginning” (“head” in the languages of this region often means beginning) or possibly “the one without a human head”.

The basic ritual, as translated (or interpreted) in The Golden Dawn, is intriguing enough in and of itself.

After some ritual preliminaries, the Celebrant (a Zelator Adeptus Minor), aspiring to the ‘higher Genius’ says, facing East:

Thee I invoke the Bornless One. Thee that didst create the Earth and the Heavens. Thee that didst create the Night and the Day. Thee that didst create the Darkness and the Light. Thou art Osorronophris, whom no man hath seen at any time. Thou art Iabas. Thou art Iapos. Thou hast distinguished between the Just and the Unjust. Thou dist make the female and the male. Thou didst produce the Seed and the fruit. Thou didst form men to love one another and to hate one another.

I am [name and grade] of the Order of the R.R. et A.C., thy Prophet unto whom Thou didst commit Thy Mysteries, the ceremonies of the Magic of Light. Thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which nour-isheth all created things. Hear me Thou. For I am the Angel of Paphro Osoronophris. This is Thy true Name, handed down to the Prophets of the Sun.
What follows are ceremonial vibration of what are called “barbarous names” -- largely meaningless words not unlike the “funny names” associated with contacteeism, mediumship and the lore of the Secret Chiefs.

Our interest is immediately aroused. Though “The Bornless One” (or “The One Without Human Head”) is an old ritual, with words far older than the English, as we have established, the Cipher Rules of Qabalistic analysis were in use with earlier codes used by Ultraterrestrials and Human Adepts long before the rise of modern English speaking cultures.

But there is more.

Aleister Crowley rewrote the ritual again in the early 1920s, under the name “Liber Samekh”, apparently primarily to ‘correct’ the strange nonsense words “with the significance of the BARBAROUS NAMES Etymologically or Qabalistically determined and paraphrased in English”.

Since this was the period just after Frater Achad’s Book 31, the “key” to The Book of the Law, and following Crowley’s main contacts with high-level Ultraterrestrial Chiefs including Aiwaz or Aiwass, Lam, Amalantrah and Abuldiz, such alterations might be expected to restore the old ritual to something of its Ultraterrestrial origin, and so it does. [3]

When the UFOnaut Cipher is applied to all of the “barbarous names” as Crowley revised them in 1921, all but one of them produces the same values as the names given in modern Ultraterrestrial contactee cases, occult Secret Chiefs, starry wisdom, or Crowley’s own contacts with higher beings, in some readily obvious combination.

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The entire argument for the Aleister Crowley (Thelemic) Canon is based upon contact with discarnate intelligences of unknown provenance. Crowley himself is quite clear upon this matter in a postscript of a letter to a student written in the mid-1940s, published in Magick Without Tears as “Do You Believe In God?”

Yet, some of the Crowlean establishment exhibits remarkable resistance to any attempts to link Crowley’s communications to the whole modern literature of trance channeling and contactism. This is true of the obviously related RA and Seth materials, as well as the more outré experiences of Rex and Ray Stanford or the late George Hunt Williamson.

This tendency reflects nothing so much as,

“… a priori fallacies full of ignoratio elenchi, non distributio medii, non sequitur, and sometimes sheer Hobson Jobson,” as Aleister Crowley put it himself.

To those few of us trained in both occultism and UFO lore over many years, the parallels are remarkable. If nothing else, we deal here with similarly constituted mythologies.

While I have no doubt that there is a most special quality in The Book of the Law, it diminishes it not at all to note that its advent was under similar circumstances to the dictation of OAHSPE a few years earlier, The Cosmic Philosophy of Max Theon contemperaneously, and the RA Material in more recent years. Quite the contrary, in fact.

The notion that such association somehow diminishes the “respect” the occult is accorded in the public mind betrays a true disconnection with general convictions; far more people in industrialized countries are apt to credit the UFO phenomenon than occultism, as major pollsters have noted for many years. The Yankelovich Partners conducted a survey on behalf of LIFE Magazine January 12-13, 2000.

They found that:

• 30% of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth
• 1% claimed alien contact
• 6% claimed to know someone in contact with aliens!
• 6% claimed to have seen UFOs
• 43% thought UFOs were real (a plurality -- 42% did not think so)

THESE ARE STARTLING NUMBERS FROM A MYTHIC STANDPOINT, IF NOTHING ELSE. IT AMOUNTS TO SAYING THAT NEARLY 3 MILLION AMERICANS CLAIMED UFO BEING CONTACT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY!

The most recent scientific panel on UFOs, in fact, convened by the Society for Scientific Exploration in 1997, concluded that,

“there may be more to UFO evidence than just verbal reports of what people seeing in the sky. Some UFO evidence may be worthy of scientific investigation.”

The international panel was co-chaired by Prof. Von Eshleman of Stanford University and Dr. Thomas Holzer of the High Altitude Observatory, and included:

• Stanford’s Prof. Peter Sturrock
• Prof. H.J. Meloshof the University of Arizona
• Prof. James Papike of the University of New Mexico
• Dr. Guenther Reitz of Cologne
• Dr. Bernard Veyret of the University of Bordeaux
• Prof. Charles Tolbert of the University of Virginia

The subject is not taken lightly, nor should it be.

One should examine the relation, for example, between the image of the mysterious being called “Aiwass” as seen by Crowley in 1904:

“He seemed to be a tall, dark man in his thirties, well-knit, active and strong, with the face of a savage king, and eyes veiled lest their gaze should destroy what they saw,”

...and Malcolm X’s 1949 vision of the also mysterious Wallace Fard:

“He wasn’t black, and he wasn't white. He was light-brown-skinned, an Asiatic cast of countenance, and he had oily black hair.”

Or that Crowley’s rather well-known sketch of the being Lam resembles anticipates, in fact -- the large headed beings described in many more recent UFO Abduction Cases. This does not denigrate Crowley’s work, but it does place it in the context of the mythos of our times, which, to my mind, enhances its plausibility.

To this I must add the foot note, meaning no personal disrespect to any parties who might identify themselves with this critique, that I personally know a number of highly placed, competent and erudite champions of magick and mysticism who are almost entirely uninformed on the subjects of UFOlogy and Forteana, and the lore of spiritualism, trance channeling and the contactee subculture that has developed over the last hundred years.

The author of this volume has spent some thirty five years studying these phenomena, both in terms of the literature and inextensive field research efforts. I have spent nearly as long a time in the study of magick, mysticism and parapsychology. My challenge to those skeptical of the linkage between these fields on either side of the question is to cross reference with some diligence before dismissing what, for some of us, is obviously a part of one continuum.

For example, in the core ritual given above, the phrases,

“Thou art Osorronophris, whom no man hath seen at any time. Thou art Iabas. Thou art Iapos,”

...becomes, in Crowley’s version,

“Thou art ASAR UN-NEFER (“Myself made Perfect”): Whom no man has seen at any time. Thou art IA-BESZ (“the truth of the matter”). Thou art IA-APOPHRASZ (“the Truth in Motion”).”

These yield the values in NAEQ6 of 144, or STAR KNOWLEDGE, 82 or A LEAGUE, and 114, or THE NAME, a standard Hebrew euphemism for the unutterable four-fold name of Deity. (It also has the same value as our “old friend” from the Mark Probert channelings, MAHARAJA NATCHA.)

Keeping in mind that the latter, which I once termed “the silliest of the silly names” refers to one of Sixteen Transtemporal Ascended Human Adepts who form A LEAGUE called the Guardians of Humanity outside of Time and Space in the contacts of Probert some decades after Crowley’s revisions, and that Probert worked with Meade Layne, a one-time adept of a rival body to Crowley’s A. A., descended from the Golden Dawn, we read this as,

“Thou art STAR KNOWLEDGE, whom no man hath seen at any time. Thou art of A LEAGUE. Thou art THE NAME. Thou art PROTECTOR OF EARTH.”

(“Maharaja Natcha” may also be decoded as the less humorous “of the Sixteen Protectors of Earth” because of the double name’s cipher values 114 = THE NAME).

The intriguing phrase,

“Hear me Thou. For I am the Angel of Paphro Osoronophris. This is Thy true Name, handed down to the Prophets of the Sun”

...in the Golden Dawn version becomes, for Crowley,

“Hear Thou Me, for I am the Angel of PTAH-APOPHRASZ-RA: this is Thy True Name, handed down to the Prophets of KHEM.”

Now PTAH-APO-PHRASZ-RA has the value 158, or that of Crowley’s own major Ultraterrestrial contacts AMALANTRAH & ABULDIZ, but why does he switch the phrase “Prophets of the Sun” -- a phrase consistent with Crowley’s own philosophy, for “Prophets of KHEM” with the capitalization in the original?

Khem is an early name for Egypt, but its value in the UFOnaut cipher is 59, that of BRAHMA.

If we recall that, in the Hindu mythos, the sky god Brahma rides a ‘swan’ which makes the sound “Aum”, both the change in “The Bornless One” ritual, and Crowley’s mysterious advice on keeping a personal magical book quoted at the beginning of this section begin to make sense.

He said,

“Let the pen with which the writing is done be the feather of a young male swan -- that swan whose name is Aum. And let the ink be made of the gall of a fish, the fish Oannes.”

The name of that book is given as “Thelema,” or “Will”. All of this tells us that Crowley certainly was privy to the legend of the “fish god” of Sirius, Oannes, the originator of writing, flying from the heavens in a bird-like vehicle making a strange humming sound.

Some of the more interesting “barbarous words” offered by Crowley:

• A-THELEBER-SET = 192 = ADEPT OF SIRIUS
• THIAF = 70 = SPACE
• KOTHA = 45 = I AM
• DIATHARNA [THORON] = 86 = BEWARE [ORTHON = 68]

“Thoron” is an anagram; it could be made out as “Jesus beware” as well, but, also, the mantram for calling UFOs only recently received by a modern contactee, SOLIM SOLARA.

The whole term DIATHARNA (86) THORON (68) is of exceptional interest in our quest. The reversal of numbers 86 & 68 is probably a Cipher “Flag” to initiates to pay special attention. We can nevertheless become quite impressed with its depth, especially as it shows up ONLY in connection with Crowley’s version with the words “corrected”.

SOTHIS FISH MAN, or fish-being of Sirius is one cipher meaning of DIATHARNA THORON, as is the related FISH MAN JESUS (recalling the original association between Jesus, John and immersion in water). TITAN CRAFT is another meaning.

We find names familiar from the modern contactee lore:

• ASALON-AI = 54 = CARL ARDO
• AEOOU = 57 = BALORAN
• ISCHURE = 99 = GREGORNO
• ABRAFT = 76 = KIMI
• BAS-AUMGN = 90 = GARCIA SAI
• SABRIAM = 83 = FIRKON, etc.

Lest anyone think this forced or coincidental, keep in mind that this comes from a standardized list of ONLY ABOUT THIRTY of the most common contact names, most of them listed as such in The Revolt of the Free, pp 105-107.

Virtually all of them show up. But, for occultists, most interesting is the name “FF” having the value 36 = AIWAZ, the original name for what Crowley called, “mine own guardian angel.”

In the text of Liber Samekh, Crowley simply wrote FF,

“Mine Angel! Mine initiator! Thou one with me - the Sixfold Star!”.

8: RITUAL FOR CALLING DOWN OANNES

THIS is a Ritual for the invocation of the “Beings Without Human Head” -- that is, the Oannes and the “Fish-headed Ones” from Sirius. The Ritual is performed by a single Celebrant (although others may be present), holding a black mirror so as to catch the Light of the Sirius Star System at its rising.

It is most effective at Midsummer.

The English-language based recensions of,

• Charles Wyclifie Goodwin (1852)
• E.A. Wallis Budge (1901)
• the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (“The Born-less One Ritual”)
• Aleister Crowley (“Liber Samekh”),

...have been diligently compared, and the context of the ancient Greco-Egyptian ‘original’ carefully taken into consideration.

The so-called “barbarous names” have been interpreted in the light of the Oannes mythos of ancient Babylon, and attributed according to the methods of New Aeon English Qaballa Cipher 6, or NAEQ6, as well as applying the principles of Scientific Illuminism as developed in magick, mysticism, UFOlogy and trance channeling in the Twentieth Century.

To Invoke the Stellar Beings, form around yourself the circle of protection, assume the Dragon Asana, gaze at the Image of Sirius in your mirror, and say:

I call thee, the one without human head, that did appear upon Earth from the heavens, that did come by day and go by night, that came in the light and disappeared into the depths of darkness.

You are an Adept of Kawi, the bornless, from the Knowledge Star whom no human hath seen before you arrived; you are the Fish Joshua, called John, called by the sacred word “Kazik”; you are Zarif, Abrasax; you have distinguished the worthy from the unworthy among us, male and female, you taught us to sow and harvest of old, you have taught us why we love one another or hate one another.

I am one with Orion thy prophet, called Moses, to whom you did commit your Mysteries in the ancient days, the ceremonies of Egypt and of Babylon and of Israel; you taught us chemistry and agriculture, and all things unknown.

Listen to me!

I am a messenger of The Luminous Ring, this being your True Nature and Ours, handed down by the prophets of Babylon, of Egypt and of Israel.

Listen to me!

Ra, from Space; Ashtar & Orthon! Adept of Sirius, Secret Chiefs! Nortans from the cold spaces between the stars! Orion, called by many names of old and today, O V.A.L.I.S., Aiwass, Lam, Araru from the depths of Space!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

O ships like unto the Star of Morning, from Schare, you, Clinnel, from Quanto, O Abuldiz of the Nortans!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Aenstria! Mentar! Ramtha & Seth, Carl Ardo! Without Peer in this World! Symbolical Lords Hanford, Baloran, Gregorno! Mighty One with no human head!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Soltec, Baloran! I AM V.A.L.I.S., AIWASS, LAM, O Kimi, and O Soltec!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Araru! Markon! Garcia Sai! Rama Desk’ka! Aiwass!

I am your Prophet in this time and space. Come in the Power of the Light of the Sacred Star, as now I behold it! Come in the Wisdom of the Stars; Come in the Benevolence of your Presence! The Light comes to me with healing in its wings. Unto you, Wise, Mighty, Incalculably long of Life, be praise and glory unto the end, who has permitted me, to partake of your Wisdom and Might, to penetrate thus far into the Sanctuary of your Mysteries.

May this serve the Greater good, let the influence of your Celestial Companions descend unto my head, and teach me the value of Teaching the Wisdom as you have taught our ancestors, in such a way that I shrink not in the hour of testing, but that my name may be written among the stars, and that my wisdom may stand in the presence of the Great Adepts, in that hour when the Sun of humankind is manifest before the Gods of Sirius, and their names shall be known as in the most ancient times.

Out of the darkness, let that Light arise. Before I was blind, but now I see. I am the Dweller in the Invisible, the Reconciler with the Inefiable. Let the blue white brilliance of the Celestial Beings Descend!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

You from Clarion, Baavi, Ashtar, Baavi, in Space. Manco! Omodra! Hanford! Fir Kon! Called Aiwaz of the six-fold star. Lazaris! Manco! Othra! Who spoke to Theon, Aiwaz of gold, O! Abuldiz! I say: SOLIM SOLARA! Orthon, appear unto me.

[The Oannes appears.]

I am he, the Being without Human Head, having sight and feet, Strength, and the Fire of Immortality from the very Stars! I am he, the Truth. I am he who loathes that ignorance and disaster shall be wrought in your world. I come with roaring and flashing, showering down my light upon this Earth. I am he whose mouth seems to shoot forth flames.

I am he the Giver and Shaper of the Light of Star Knowledge. I am that grace which descends from the Heavens unto your World. The Heart Girt with a Serpent is my Name.

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

I AM SANANDA! SUCH ARE THE WORDS!

[The License to Depart, or Exorcism, is given.]

Cagliostro Received at a Lodge, ‘Drawn by a Brother Mason, a witness of the scene.’

_______________

Notes:

1. Aiwass was not Crowley’s only contact. There is considerable discussion in UFOlogy of LAM, the being Crowley sketched that so closely resembled later UFO-related beings described in modern close encounter cases. His encounter, in 1896, with two “little men” in the Swiss Alps was mentioned in Jacques Vallee’s Passport to Magonia catalogue of close encounter cases. Crowley’s “magical mountain” -- Mt. Mealfuorvonie near Loch Ness in Scotland -- is said to be a UFOnaut base.

2. Charles Wyclifie Goodwin’s translation of the ancient papyrus was published in 1852 as “Fragment of Greco-Egyptian Work Upon Magic.” Wallis-Budge reprinted it at the turn of the twentieth century in Egyptian Magic, and the Golden Dawn began using it as the “Bornless One” ritual shortly before. The Greek original was recently reprinted in the outstanding definitive edition of Book Four edited by Hymenaeus Beta. Crowley certainly worked on the ritual for a number of years, terming it “…the most helpful and exalted of all magical instructions” in his autobiography. Crowley approached the matter imperfectly (his own assessment) in The Equinox Volume I Number VIII. His perfected version, Liber Samekh, Theurgia Goetia Summa (Congressus Cum Daemone) Sub Figura DCCC was presented to one of his key students at the Abbey of Thelema in1921. It remains an instructional document of the A. A. to the present day, and, as such, may rest safely upon its stand-alone great merit.

3. “The research community has consistently failed to address the real issues posed by flying saucers, which relate not to propulsion systems, aerodynamics and the like, but to the human psyche and the magical currents that inform it.” -- Alec Hidell in Chronicles of the Grey Lodge.

Note: The “True Name” of this being at the beginning is given, in some traditional sources, as “Paphro Osorronophris” and by Crowley as “Ptah-Apo-Phrasz-Ra”, the latter having the cipher value of Crowley’s “contacts” AMALANTRAH & ABULDIZ together.

If one adds the value of the traditional spelling to Crowley’s alternative, or 158 + 217 we get 375, the exact value of the Name the being gives at the other end of the ritual, “THE HEART GIRT WITH A SERPENT.”

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