The more I read about the greys - the more they remind me of the Gnostic conception of Archons - inorganic beings that have thier own realm, but are
irressistably drawn to interfere in the human realm - they are a conciousness quite different from our own individualised minds - here is an excellent
essay about them.
In my usual habit of attempting the impossible, I propose three definitions, or three levels of definition:
Level One: Cosmological
In Gnostic cosmology, Archons are a species of inorganic beings that emerged in the solar system prior to the formation of the earth. They are
cyborgs inhabiting the planetary system (exclusive of the earth, sun and moon), which is described as a virtual world (stereoma) they construct by
imitating the geometric forms emanated from the Pleroma, the realm of the Generators, the Cosmic Gods.
The Archons are a genuine species with their own proper habitat, and may even be considered to be god-like, but they lack intentionality (ennoia:
self-directive capacity), and they have a nasty tendency to stray from their boundaries and intrude on the human realm. Archons are said to feel
intense envy toward humanity because we possess the intentionality they lack.
The Gaia Mythos describes how the Archons were produced by fractal impact in the dense elementary field arrays (dema) of the galactic limbs, when
the Aeon Sophia plunged unilaterally from the galactic core. See especially Episode 10. This event is also described in detail in Alien Dreaming.
Level Two: Noetic-Psychological
In Gnostic psychology, the noetic science of the Mystery Schools, Archons are an alien force that intrudes subliminally upon the human mind and
deviates our intelligence away from its proper and sane applications. They are not what makes us act inhumanely, for we all have the potential to go
against our innate humanity, violating the truth in our hearts, but they make us play out inhumane behavior to weird and violent extremes.
Left to our own devices, we would sometimes act inhumanely and then correct it, contain the aberration. Obviously, we do not always do so. In the
exaggeration of our insane and inhumane tendencies, and in extreme, uncorrected deviance from our innate intelligence, Gnostics saw the signature of
an alien species that piggy-backs on the worst human failings.
Hence, Archons are psycho-spiritual parasites. Yet as offspring of the Aeon Sophia, they are also our cosmic kin.
As inorganic entities of two types, embryonic and reptilian, Archons can at moments penetrate the terrestrial atmosphere and terrorize humans,
although there is no reason or order to these forays, for the aliens cannot remain for very long in the biosphere and, anyway, they have no master
plan to accomplish here. The ontological status of the Archons is dual: they exist both as an alien species independent of humankind, and as a
presence in our minds, rather like a set of programs operating in our mental environment. The risk they pose by invading our mental software is far
greater than any physical risk they might pose by erratically breaching the biosphere.
Working through telepathy and suggestion, the Archons attempt to deviate us from our proper course of evolution. Their most successful technique
is to use religious ideology to insinuate their way of thinking and, in effect, substitute their mind-set for ours. According to the Gnostics,
Judeo-Christian salvationism is the primary ploy of the Archons, an alien implant.
Our capacity to discern alien forces working in our minds is crucial to survival and co-evolution with Gaia who, as Sophia, accidentally produced
the Archons in the first place. (This comment belongs to Level One, the cosmological definition, but as so often happens with Gnostic teachings,
noetic and cosmic elements tend to merge.)
By recognizing and repelling the Archons, we claim our power, define our boundaries in the cosmic framework, and establish our purpose relative to
Gaia, the indwelling intelligence of the planet.