Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fragment 15.

15. The Melchiekz was the name of a race of warriors and the monarchy who controlled them. Long ago, Melchiekz were locked in a fierce battle with a race of squid-like beings called the Houtoutas. The Houtoutas were by not as cunning as the Meldiekz, but they were, nevertheless, very devious and brave. Sensing that the two sides were equally matched, the Chief Ruling Monarch of the Melchiekz sent his crown sorcerers to locate a parallel dimension in which the Melchiekz Empire had won the battle and had gone on to develop into a futuristic, energy rich Empire. His sorcerers located just one, in the year 3097. On the eve of battle King Melchiekz called upon all the power of the future Melchiekz Empire to defeat the Houtoutas; and they were successful in doing this. Later they destroyed the volcano that the Houtoutas worshiped as their God, as an offering to logic and reason.

Fragment 14.

14. When you meet with me, you see only all of the qualities of yours that I reflect. The rest I absorb, just like the petals of a flower or a brightly coloured flag. You will never see the real me, unless you compensate all that I am not, for all that I am.

Fragment 13.

13. Note on Meditation; Each breath, during meditation, is like a train moving from one station to another. 
As you breath in imagine that the air remains static, while it is your body which moves forward to absorb it. You are now ahead of yourself, having left your energy body in the dust. Then, just as you are about to breath out, imagine that your energy body rushes forward to meet with you from behind. As you exhale, your energy body catches up with your physical body. Repeat the process, as many times as is necessary.

Fragment 12.

12. Technology is a lower form of life, a cancer that a normal healthy biosphere reverts to when its countenance is off balance. Man must reconnect with nature to save himself from decrepitude. Whether you are traveling to or from the City, or even through it, look not at the road and the cars, but rather at the plants and the trees. You may be surprised at the dense forest that is always just on the horizon.

Even if it is only a weed, do not over look it, as weeds will crack cement with time.

Fragment 11.

11. While walking along the banks of a river one rainy afternoon, I discovered a cavern beneath this island nation wide. In it, I discovered a record of sleeping dragons who seeking thus the rainbow’s end did succour the princely gold. Now many years have passed, and I too have reached the rainbow’s end along the Sad Way that leads to the Golden Gate. I have witnessed the great signs that accompany the death of an adept; the Indonesian Volcano (2010), as well as signs in the sky; the lightning and snow storms, the Flower of Life.

Fragment 10a/10b.

10 (a). While the Blue Men have yet to experience the delightful ecstacies and tribulations of the ceremony, the Red Men are said to have already obtained the rite and passed along the passage. This is corroborated by the doppler shift of light rays from blue to red. The destiny of the Green Man (the perpetual initiate) is by far the most powerful, as he uses the lantern to light the way of the Middle Path. Beyond the path of the Blue Man lies only, perhaps, the Men in Black; of the shadow realm.

10 (b). Research into optical illusions, such as afterimages, suggest that our capacity to see different colours is dependent on the relative stresses and strains that light sensitive cells (called cones) are subjected to in the retina. The reason the colour blue is perceived, for example, is because light of a certain wave length is colliding with the cones in the retina. Furthermore, evidence suggests that the human eye is mechanically incapable of seeing the colour red, and that the vexing colour is merely a product of our minds. If this be the case, cells which were formerly subjected to a stimulus (eg. blue light) would be given time to relax, producing an opposite shift in direction, which the brain then percieves as the colour red. Green coloured objects may occupy a position which is fixed in the middle of these extremes.

Fragment 9.

9. The early Greek philosopher Anaximander, at one point, believed the earth to be cylinder shaped. This is rather an interesting transition between flat and spherical Earth concepts. In a 4 dimensional sense the Earth could, of course, be concieved of as a giant closed cylinder, or torus with the Sun at its centre. However, when this model is scaled back to just 3-dimensions, the issue of night and day–arising from the Earth’s rotation–starts to become a problem. In order to eleviate this problem, it must be assumed that the Sun is a relatively small object–about the size of our moon and at a similar distance– in a helical orbit around the cylindrical Earth. If we further assume this cylinder to stretch infinitely in both directions, then we can imagine an infinite number of these luminous objects in rotation about the central axis of the cylinder. A consequence of this model can more readily be seen in this diagram, where a man leaves his home on one region of the cylinder on 14/5/88 and reaches a foreign land basking in the Sun of the 17/5/88. If we assume that it has taken him three days in which to travel to this land, then we can be assured that this particular Sun will rise in his homeland on the 20/5/88. Just as each day has its own portents and characteristics, which the alchemists of old knew how to distil from the dew collected on the lawns, so might a man procure and distill dew from the same day in different parts of the world leading him to increase his knowledge of future events.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

480 Therion (LAM the Alien)

Kenneth Grant says that Aliester Crowley made contact with an extra-terrestrial lifeform, called LAM, during a group of seances known collectively as the Amanthal workings. But on closer inspection, the Amanthal transcripts reveal no mention of any entity called LAM, or any encounter that might be construed as extra-terrestrial in a nature. Clearly, Grant is mistaken in this regard.

The only evidence for the Crowley's encounter with an extra-terrestrial named LAM, comes from this drawing that is currently in Grant's possession. Crowley claimed to have sketched the mysterious figure from life, and it appears on the cover of Crowley's critique of Helena Blavatski's The Voice of Silence, along with this subtext;

THE WAY; LAM is the Tibetan for Way or Path and LAMA is He who Goeth, the specific title of the Gods of Egypt, the treader of the Path, in Buddhistic phraseology. Its numerical value is 71, the number of this book.

It seems to be stretching credulity that Crowley should associate Tibetan Buddhism with the Ancient Egyptians belief system. But when we consider it, both religions are obsessed with death and the idea of death. To this effect, both cultures possess a Book of the Dead, which are detailed manuscripts designed to help initiates navigate the realms beyond. The symbol of the lotus features prominently in Tibetan Buddhism, just as the Blue Lotus does in Egyptian ceremonial rites. And, lest we forget, the Eye of Ra and the structure of the pyramid are common archetypal manifestations of meditation, in general. Note; the Egyptian word 'ankh' means to go and is used to denote a talisman carried by Egyptian Pharaohs and God's. "He who Goeth" must therefore mean He who travel on the Path to the Land of the Dead, and never returns again - in mortal form.

Another point of interest with this image is the number 49, which appears stylistically rendered in the bottom left hand corner of Crowley's LAM drawing. A member of the now defunct website the bapists head proposed that what Crowley was referring to Fragment #49 of Helena Blavatski's text The Voice of Silence, which clearly mentions 'the Path' in relation to meditative states;

49. Thou canst not travel on the Path before thou hast become that Path itself.

I believe that Crowley is only referencing this fragment incidentally, and that the real message is something far stranger. In 1909, eight years before the above picture had even seen the light of day, Crowley embarked upon a spiritual visionary quest to open the 49 gates of Enochian Magic. This magical system is said to allow the practitioner to converse with the Angels, and was developed by Sir John Dee and Ed Kelley in the 16th Century AD. Enochian Magic is also claimed to be a fully-fledged language, and it may be of interest to note that 'LAM' in Enochi translates as the path. The Keys to these Gates were presented by the 49 magic squares in Liber Loagaeth, of which Dee had this to say;
I am therefore to instruct and inform you, according to your Doctrine delivered, which is contained in 49 Tables. In 49 voices, or callings: which are the Natural Keys to open those, not 49 but 48 (for one is not to be opened) Gates of Understanding, whereby you shall have knowledge to move every Gate…
But you shall understand that these 19 Calls are the Calls, or entrances into the knowledge of the mystical Tables. Every Table containing one whole leaf, whereunto you need no other circumstances.
The 49 Calls, in fact, only number 18, but variations of an additional call produce 30 separate Keys or Aethyrs. As you can see by this reproduction of the 30 Aethyrs, they are all words 3-letters in length;

1. LIL 6. MAZ 11. ICH 16. LEA 21. ASP 26. DES
2. ARN 7. DEO 12. LOE 17. TAN 22. LIN 27. ZAA
3. ZOM 8. ZID 13. ZIM 18. ZEN 23. TOR 28. BAG
4. PAZ 9. ZIP 14. VTA 19. POP 24. NIA 29. RII
5. LAT 10. ZAX 15. OXO 20. CHR 25. VTI 30. TEX

Crowley detailed his experiences with these 30 Aethyrs in his book Liber 418; The Vision and the Voice. The similarity between the title of this book and the title of Helena Blavatski's The Voice of Silence is to be understood, and may have been a factor in Crowley choosing that work to critique to begin with. Crowley's relationship to the angels is characterised by an aggressive stance; Crowley routinely murders the angels if they do not give him what he wants. In light of Crowley's disregard for all things forbidden, we can assume that he was also hellbent on uncovering the 49th, or forbidden key. I believe that he has revealed it in the subtext of this drawing to be; LAM.

Interestingly, LAM in the Enochian language is pronounced 'el-ah-em' - or 'elohim', the name of God. So,  according to this logic, what Crowley has depicted in his drawing is not an alien, but God himself. Well, what did you expect him to look like?

Now that we have established that the 49th Key is LAM, and that this translates to the Hebrew name for God, Elohim, we can see why it is that this piece of information is afforded such a secretive (or forbidden) position in Dee's and Kelley's magical system. But while LAM may have been the message afforded to Crowley; via the angels, I feel that there could be a different one for me personally, at least.

The distinctly mathematical nature of the Enochian Keys may have had something to do with the fact that John Dee was distinguished mathematician of his time (as well as the Queen Elizabeth's chief cryptogorapher). However, the reference to there being 48 keys to the magic squares in the Liber Loagaeth does have several bona-fide mathematical comparisons. These come in the form of, but are not limited to;
The 48 actions of GL (2,3) I feel that it is interesting to note a number of highly esoteric symbols in this group of actions, including; the swasticah, the Star of David, the Masonic Double Square and Masonic artist Matthew Barney's Field Emblem. 

If, for example, we consider each of the 48 actions of GL (2,3) as being like a separate key (or Call), we can thereby construct a 49th key by combining all of the previous 48. Such an action would serve no real world function and could, in that sense, be described as forbidden. Such an action might take this form;

This crystalline image is like a stepping-stone on the way to more elaborate higher-dimensional analogues, such as the 24-Cell; a hypercube superimposed on a hyperoctahedron. Vincent Bridges, in his video Enochian Alphabet II - The Ancient Language of Angels, discusses the possible relationship between the 24-Cell and the Round Tablet of Nalvage (another of the Enochian Tables). I arrived at similar conclusions independently, and now believe that the exact shape must be a truncated 24-Cell, as this has 192 vertices, conforming to the 192 angels of Enochian lore. More research will be needed to prove whether I am right or not, in this regard.

Proponents of the extra-terrestrial view on the origins of LAM routinely refer to a magickal rite, known as the Babylon Working. This working is said to have taken up where Crowley's efforts left off, and was performed by Jack Parson's and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1946. If true, this would mean that Scientology is the largest organisation to have inherited the Thelema, and consequently Enochian principals and values, the world has ever seen. This means that Tom Cruise, as front man for the organisation, is in a uniquely prized position, as the OT VIII; the arch-Therion, the Octonion of the Thelama; to unlock a new realm of angelic information. At age 48 he is also in the pen-ultimate phase in his existence to do so. What will July 3rd 2011 bring for Cruise, as he proceeds towards the 49th Gate or year. I, for one, choose not to speculate.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fragment 8.

8. Every situation that you can possibly find yourself in has an appropriate internal mental state attached to it. This mental state has its origins within the Godhead. This means that all external situations are merely aspects of the Godhead. As 'aspects' are an attribute of geometry, and Geometry is again related to God, we must determine that these internal and external states (being one and the same) lie along trajectories which are angled and measured equally. As Socrates said; But although you are a philosopher you seem never to have observed that geometric equality is mighty, both among Gods and men; you think that you ought to cultivate inequality or excess, and do not care about geometry.

Fragment 7.

7. The energy that fills the cosmic egg is very similar to that which fills the egg of concentration mentioned in Note on Meditation; fragment 4. The affinity between meditation, the Seal of Silence and the Eye of Ra, suggest this much already. It is concievable that from out of this egg could arise a new panoply of Gods, just as occurred with the Egyptian Ennead in times of old.

Fragment 6.

6. In the beginning, the Ogdoad were positioned at the 8 cardinal points of an inter-dimensional void. A simple lapse in concentration may have caused an imbalance between their perfect harmony and so the Cosmic Egg was formed. When this egg hatched it revealed the Eye of Ra, who then created the Universe and all of the other lesser Gods. The cosmic egg is filled with an energy that is one step below the zero-point energy of the void. This energy is comprised of innumerable infinitesimally small plasmate-like creatures, who behave as a single entity through the combined inter-dimensional fields of light and gravity. These fields come from the fifth figure (or dimension) of the Ogdoad.