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"The [Babalon] Working began in 1945-46, a few
months before Crowley's death in 1947, and just
prior to the wave of unexplained aerial phenomena
now recalled as the 'Great Flying Saucer Flap'...
Parsons opened a door and something flew in.
"A Gateway for the Great Old Ones has already been
established -- and opened -- by members of the O.T.O.
who are en rapport with this entity [Lam, an extra-
terrestrial being whom Crowley supposedly contacted
while in America in 1919]."
-Kenneth Grant, O.T.O
'The light system of the house failed at about 9 pm. Another magician [Hubbard] who had been staying at the house and studying with me, was carrying a candle across the kitchen when he was struck strongly on the right shoulder, and the candle knocked out of his hand. He called me, and we observed a brownish yellow light about seven feet high in the kitchen. I brandished a magical sword and it disappeared. His right arm was paralyzed for the rest of the night.'
Lam is known to be a link between the star systems of Sirius and Andromeda.
Lam is the gateway to the Void. Its number, 71, is that of "NoThing", an apparition.
Lam, as a Great Old One, whose archetype is recognizable in accounts of UFO occupants.
Lam has been invoked to fulfill the work set afoot by Aiwass; as a reflex of Aiwass.
Lam as the transmitter to AL of the vibrations of LA via MA, the key to the Aeon of Maat.
Lam is the occult energy beaming the vibrations of Maat and may proceed from that future aeon.
originally posted by: TrueMessiah
What's interesting here is the time correlation between Parsons rituals and when a man by the name of Kenneth A. Arnold made what is considered to be the first widely reported UFO sighting of 9 silver disc like craft in Washington state on June 24, 1947.
On June 24, 1947, the civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine objects, glowing bright blue-white, flying in a “V” formation over Washington’s Mount Rainier. He estimated the objects’ flight speed at 1700 mph and compared their motion to “a saucer if you skip it across water.” (In newspaper reports of Arnold’s sighting, this description was mistakenly taken to mean that the objects were shaped like saucers, leading to the popularization of the term “flying saucer” as a synonym for UFO.) Though Arnold said he initially thought what he had seen were test flights of military aircraft, the military later said they had been conducting no test flights during the time of the incident. A prospector on Mt. Adams saw the objects at around the same time as Arnold, bolstering his story.
Interesting read I'll give you that but, this part here about the Arnold 'Sighting'
He never said they were 'Disc Shaped' but rather he claimed they were Crescent Shaped or what we now know as a "Flying wing" type craft. Small point to be sure but I'm a stickler for details.
I have no real feeling about Crowley's entity aside from seeing similarities in many archetypal human records.
I only have this to suggest or recommend before you judge either Aleister Crowley or Jack Parsons based on what you've heard about them ... two short pieces of their writing that changed the way I thought about the two of them and about "the occult" in general.
What Is Magick? - Crowley
Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword - Parsons
These are both relatively short pieces and I think necessary before you judge either man fairly.
If you look into this, I think you'll find that at the time Parsons' efforts were actually in conjunction with that Scientology nutbag, L Ron Hubbard. Crowley was actually pretty appalled at what they were doing.
Pretty funny story once you find out how Hubbard left Parsons.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: TrueMessiah
Aliester Crowley died in 1947 and was an alumni of Malvern College.
So he must have been born to an affluent family. I always wonder how
he was seemingly so supported, thru a life of continental drift?
He received a large inheritance from his father which was enough to finance his shenanigans throughout most of his life. He could travel at will and never really had any sort of need to work, so he was free to "practice" as he pleased.
Book VI : Liber O (1909)Book VI : Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae
In this book it is spoken of the Sephiroth and the Paths; of Spirits and Conjurations; of Gods, Spheres, Planes, and many other things which may or may not exist. It is immaterial whether these exist or not. By doing certain things certain results will follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophic validity to any of them.
There is little danger that any student, however idle or stupid, will fail to get some result; but there is great danger that he will be led astray, obsessed and overwhelmed by his results, even though it be by those which it is necessary that he should attain. Too often, moreover, he mistaketh the first resting-place for the goal, and taketh off his armour as if he were a victor ere the fight is well begun.
It is desirable that the student should never attach to any result the importance which it at first seems to possess.
By doing certain things certain results will follow