The purpose of this
article is to examine the suggestion that the current wave of UFO
activity that began in 1947 with Kenneth Arnolds sighting
over the Cascade Mountains was deliberately caused by a series of
magickal workings carried out by occultists. Over fifty years later,
the UFO wave is still being actively encouraged by certain secret
societies intent on using extraterrestrial knowledge to steer the
course of human evolution.
The name Aleister Crowley is synonymous with secret societies
and occult workings. Revered in occult circles as the master of
occult matters his name still evokes vehement horror in the minds of
some, who regard him as the anti Christ personified. A master
self-publicist and anti-establishmentarian, he adopted the
magical number 666 as his own and positively embraced "The Beast"
label the largely ignorant British press gave him in response to
What has a Hermetic magician and high ranking member of several
secret societies (The Freemasons, Golden Dawn, Order of the Silver
Star, Thelma and O.T.O) have to do with extraterrestrials, you may
The answer lies in the rather interesting drawing that Crowley made
in 1918. It shows an alien intelligence that he came into contact
with during a series of invocations called the Amalantrah
workings that he carried out in New York over a three month
period in 1918. Crowley was in the practice of sketching the beings
that he encountered during his evocations to add to the detailed
written records that he kept of all his magickal workings.
The Amalantrah working was part of
what Crowley termed ‘The Great Work,' the intentional cultivation of
spiritual growth. According to Crowley part of the great work
involved "the establishment of contact with non-human
intelligences" - in other words, beings that were not of this
world -- or what we would term extraterrestrials.
The purpose of the Amalantrah invocations, by Crowley's own
admission, was to open an interdimensional portal that would
allow him access to beings from other dimensions. One of the beings
that came through this portal, the one Crowley sketched was named
Lam. Lam it should be noted is regarded by occultists as
a generic entity rather than an individual being. The drawing seems
to bear a startling resemblance to the popular conception of a
The picture of Lam itself can certainly be considered genuine
as it has a verifiable history. Crowley actually included the
portrait of Lam in his 'Dead Souls exhibition' held in Greenwich
Village, New York, in 1919. It was also used as an illustration to
H.P. Blavatsky’s book
Voice of the Silence (below image) around the same time.
Beneath the picture
"Lam is the Tibetan
word for Way or Path, and LAMA is He who Goeth, the specific
title of the Gods of Egypt, the Treader of the Path, in
When the Amalantrah
working were complete, Crowley ensured that the portal he had
used to grant Lam access to our world was sealed.
The original drawing of Lam was given to
Kenneth Grant, one of Crowley’s
brightest students and eventual successor as head of O.T.O in 1945.
Grants interest in the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence) phenomena is long-standing and his position as
head of O.T.O has enabled him to pursue and develop this interest
among he membership of his organization.
In 1955 Grant announced the discovery of a trans-plutonian planet
called Isis. It was at this time that he established an order
called the New Isis Lodge OTO for the purpose of contacting
The story goes that in the late 1980s, Grant allegedly received
"messages" that led to him conclude that Crowley's portrait of Lam
could be used to provide a focus point for the extraterrestrial
energy that had originally been invoked in 1918. Why it took Grant
so long to realize this is unclear, as using such objects as a point
of focus is not uncommon in occult circles. Possibly it was the
scale of the activity that Grant realized needed to be increased to
allow the potential of Lam was to be fully realized.
To promote and regulate use of the portrait amongst his societies
members, Grant wrote a text called
the Lam Statement. The purpose of the Lam statement
"regularize the mode
of rapport and construct a magical formula for establishing
communication with Lam."
This coincided with
Grant's creation of a second subdivision of the O.T.O -- The Cult of
Lam. The invocation of Lam or the beings we know as Grays was
thus officially endorsed by O.T.O. Despite the fact that Crowley had
been meticulous in his sealing of the portal. In 1918, when
occultists invoked Lam, Lam entered through the portal that he
created. How is this possible? To answer that question we have to
examine the activities of two other well known occultists.
Two of Crowley’s unofficial 'students' during his final years were
L. Ron Hubbard, who later founded the Scientology movement,
and the charismatic Jack Parsons who founded the Jet
Propulsion Laboratories. The pair of them studied Crowley's work
at length, especially in relation to the interdimensional portal
that Crowley had created using his extensive occult knowledge.
Crowley was concerned at what he saw as the pair's recklessness when
dealing with higher energies. Having spent a lifetime mastering his
interaction with supernatural forces, he considered them
overconfident and inexperienced and told them as much, finally
ceasing all communication with them. Neither man would be deterred
and Hubbard and Parsons proceeded to work with the dormant portal
that Crowley had left almost 30 years earlier.
Thus in 1946, they began what is known in occult circles as
the Babalon workings. The intention was to use "sex
magick" to create a "child" in the spiritual realms. They would then
"call down" the spiritual baby and direct it into the womb of a
female volunteer (thought to be Marjorie Cameron, whom
Parsons later married) where it would manifest as "human" after the
usual nine month period of gestation. When born, this child would
incarnate the forces of Babalon -- the Scarlet woman of
Revelations which in occult circles symbolizes the dawning of
the Age of Horus, the new age. The Babalon working not only reopened
the portal, it also increased its intensity and made it highly
unstable. The Babalon workings were well documented and
many say seem to highlight Parson's and Hubbard's inability to close
the portal that they had reopened and which seemed to have slipped
from their control.
It's interesting to consider the time frame between Hubbard and
Parsons reopening the interdimensional portal or what we could
a stargate and the wave of
extraterrestrial activity and UFO sightings that began with the
Kenneth Arnold's sighting of nine "flying silver disks" over the
cascade Mountains in June 1947, not long after the Roswell incident,
were it was alleged that aliens --quite possibly Grays-- had crashed
in a flying saucer. UFO activity has been steady since then. It
could well be (although we can't say for sure) that these
extraterrestrial visitors are accessing the planet through this
reopened and highly unstable portal.
An interesting point is that both the Amalantrah workings and
the Babalon workings were conducted in America which seems to
be the place that attracts the most interest from the Grays,
suggesting that the site of the workings themselves provides a focus
point or a marker of some description for the Greys.
The Cult of Lam still continues to encourage its members to
Kenneth Grant has been quoted as saying,
"Lam is a Great
Old One whose archetype is recognizable in accounts of UFO
The Lam (or
Greys) continue to be invoked by the cult of Lam and encouraged
to interact with humanity in order to further the spiritual and
conscious development of mankind. On the subject of invoking Lam,
"To gaze into the
eyes of this entity is to invite potent contact. One feels an
immediate sensation of lightness, of weightlessness, and then a
sensation of falling...of being sucked into a vortex...."
This sounds very similar
to witness testimony provided by contactees who have encountered
The Stargate or stellar rift between time and space, created
by Crowley’s Amalantrah Working, created a portal through
which Lam and other extra-cosmic influences can enter the known
universe. Although Crowley himself was careful to seal this
portal on the completion of the working, subsequent magical
operations have served to reopen the portal and leave it in a state
whereby extraterrestrial beings can use it to access our world.
Whether or not this is
actually true, it is clear that many in occult circles do believe
that this to be the case and that the being known as Lam is in
fact a Gray. It is the intention of a certain occultists to
encourage the Grays' interaction with mankind, anticipating that
they hold the key to the spiritual evolution of humanity.