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The popularization of the idea of the Grey alien is commonly associated with the Barney and Betty Hill abduction claim, which purportedly took place in New Hampshire in 1961, although skeptics see precursors in science fiction and earlier paranormal claims; Grey aliens are also famed from earlier depictions of the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. Some sources in the UFO community describe the Grey aliens as artificially created/modified race used by other alien races as servants or even slaves to execute tasks such as abductions and others. Whatever the origin, the Grey alien has since emerged as an archetypal image of sentient non-human creatures and extraterrestrial life in general, as well as an iconic trope of popular culture in the age of space exploration.
The Nag Hammadi material contains reports of visionary experiences of the initiates, including first-hand encounters with inorganic beings called Archons. Gnostic teaching explains that these entities arose in the early stage of formation of the solar system, before the Earth was formed. Archons inhabit the solar system, the extraterrestrial realm as such, but they can intrude on Earth. Interestingly, this Gnostic insight accords closely with the view of Jacques Vallee, who maintains that ET/cyborgs probably belong to the local planetary realm. Vallee also proposes that the ET/UFO enigma is a "spiritual control system," a phenomenon that "behaves like a conditioning process." (Messengers of Deception). This is exactly what Gnostics said about the Archons: they can affect our minds by subliminal conditioning techniques. Their main tactics are mental error (intellectual virus, or false ideology, especially religious doctrines) and simulation. Archons are predatory, unlike a wide range of non-human and other-dimensional beings also know to the Gnostics, beings who are benevolent or neutral toward humanity. Physical descriptions of Archons occur in several Gnostic codices. Two types are clearly identified:1. a neonate or embryonic type. 2. a draconic or reptilian type
The magician, having drawn his circle, is here shown invoking the various elemental beings, who are emerging from their respective haunts. From the earth at his feet come the gnomes, from the water the undines, from the fire the salamanders, and from the air the winged sylphs. In like fashion, we observe the Modern Magicians (Greer, Mack, Boylan, Strieber, et al) employing their Holy Scientific Protocols to invoke the "Little Grey Space Alien" Elementals of our day; languishing in the terminal errata of their absurdly inappropriate culture-bound mythos.
"The salamanders are as varied in their grouping and arrangement as either the undines or the gnomes. There are many families of them, differing in appearance, size, and dignity. Sometimes the salamanders were visible as small balls of light. Paracelsus says: "Salamanders have been seen in the shapes of fiery balls, or tongues of fire, running over the fields or peering in houses." (Philosophia Occulta, translated by Franz Hartmann.)
although I don't get the money making scheme part.
you never see them trying to promote ways of achieving Gnosis
yet there is evidence that occult knowledge is used by people of secret societies, Skull and bones and Freemasons as examples.
But remember the devil or evil itself would find a use for them if such was possible especially even if they were alien if there own nature was a conflict between good and bad as would seem so much to be the case with the human race right here on earth.
Undoubtedly some UFO phenomena is demonic in nature, some may be angelic in nature as well.
originally posted by: ManyMasks
So this "archetypal" image or original form of a grey is dated from 1947.
of course many will also know of the entity that was purported to be summoned by Aleister Crowley in 1904...
... In like fashion, we observe the Modern Magicians (Greer, Mack, Boylan, Strieber, et al) employing their Holy Scientific Protocols to invoke the "Little Grey Space Alien" Elementals of our day; languishing in the terminal errata of their absurdly inappropriate culture-bound mythos.
so here i have gave some earlier interpretations of the UFO and Alien phenomenon and i ask the question.
why do they have to come from another world? when we originally thought they are of this world, and not only have we not disproved this idea that is just as plausible if not more than the general narrative, but we ignore it as if its crazy or something.