Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

General UFO stories

Moderators: ryguy, chrLz, Zep Tepi

Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby DrDil » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:45 pm

Image (Aetherius Society logo)

You may have seen a couple of weeks ago that the media carried a story about the Aetherius society or to be exact about their upcoming pilgrimages, there were several articles on this but here's the one I first saw:

RECORD numbers of UFO sightings are predicted over the coming bank holiday weekend as spiritual pilgrims gather to worship on a "holy mountain" in Devon. Members of the Aetherius Society will descend on Yes Tor near Okehampton on Saturday, August 28 to chant and pray, in the belief that the second highest point on Dartmoor is charged with spiritual energy. And if the ceremony provokes a similar response from the extra-terrestrial realm to their pilgrimage to Combe Martin two years ago, the skies could be littered with alien craft. When more than 100 followers visited Combe Martin in 2008, there were a record 200 reported UFO sightings across the UK.

Spokesman Mark Bennett said:

"For every step we take towards them, they take two towards us but we need to make the effort and make ourselves available…We need to work for peace and enlightenment, then they will be in a position to help us more."

The society was founded in the 1950s by Dr George King, who claimed the holy mountain sites were charged with spiritual energy by extraterrestrials from Venus and Mars. Dr King worked as a medium and followers believe his trance-like utterances are communications from superior life forms. The society arranges annual pilgrimages to the sites in order to tap into the "energetic imprint" made by a being they call The Full Aspect of Adept Nixies Zero Zero Three.

Source: ThisIsPlymouth

Here's a video I uploaded quite a while ago that gives a quick run-down on the Aetherius Society as well as accompanying George King and his followers on one of these mountain pilgrimages (as an aside when watching this video one can understand why rightly or wrongly- similarities have been drawn between the Aetherians and other UFO based cults). Click here for video, however as I originally uploaded it to DiscloseTV which doesn't embed here (I think) then here's a copy which someone else uploaded to YouTube:



Before I continue there are a couple of things I wanted to draw your attention to, firstly at the 3:20 mark George King states:

Which looked like the usual type of flying saucer, of which I have a, a, model here, it err, this is a, what we call a scout patrol craft.

And as well as calling it a “scout craft” it also looks remarkably like the “scout ships” which George Adamski was famous for allegedly photographing, have a look at the image below:

Image

As you can see there are four images, the bottom two are of the model that King is holding in the video, the one on the top left is the infamous ‘photograph' (that Kentaro Mori -amongst others- have reasonably alleged is not an original photograph at all but either a photograph that has been retouched with a pencil or actually just a pencil drawing) and finally the one to the top right is a replicate model of an Adamski scout ship as sold by Ethercraft.com.

Perhaps someone from the Aetherius Society could clarify that it was a model of an Adamski craft that King is holding, or is it as implied that King happened to witness the same make & model of Venusian scout ship that Adamski claimed to have seen in the early 50's (i.e. before King).

And secondly at the 4:40 mark George King (while preaching to his followers atop a mountain):

As you know we were informed from cosmic sources that there will be a period of, ah, emergency from October 23 rd until December 11th and that's why we're meeting here today, to finish charging this battery so that we have the power available at any time we need it.”

The reason I highlight this comment is that it somewhat conflicts with the specified, “Dates of Orbit” which as mentioned a little further down this post is the time when “Satellite No. 3” (a massive spacecraft) comes into orbit at set times each year, these periods are referred to as "Magnetization Periods" or "Spiritual Pushes" and are the most opportune time for these mountain pilgrimages, the dates of these orbits are being, April 18 to May 23, July 5 to August 5, September 3 to October 9 & November 4 to December 10.

Admittedly I could be accused of being a little cynical and especially so where organised religion of any denomination is concerned and I was hoping that perhaps someone more knowledgeable than myself could confirm that this ‘period of emergency' King references is a regular occurrence and so was more than just an excuse fabricated for the sole reason of getting his followers to convene on the mountain for the camera crew?

Anyhoo, I uploaded the video a couple of years ago now and during the same period I spent quite a bit of time looking into the Aetherius Society and after being reminded of them I decided to see how the organisation and their website was doing, mainly for new information regarding the pilgrimages to charge the holy mountains.

However, what I considered to be the ‘good stuff' regarding ‘satellite number 3' was missing, namely the specifics of the magnetisation period/spiritual pushes during the (non)appearance of the giant UFO from which the cosmic masters bestow exactly the right kind of energy in order to amplify the prayers and intentions of the Aetherians, and by doing so ultimately help humanity to evolve. Apparently the energy of the sun is captured, filtered through the UFO and then directed towards individuals who are striving for the greater good on earth.

Whilst comparisons have been made in the past between the Church Of Scientology (COS) & the Aetherius Society in the past I believe the main similarities to be found are in the genesis of the respective religions, or more specifically the individuals and their motivations behind pioneering and moulding the belief systems into what we see today. Indeed there is some rather amusing anecdotal evidence suggesting entirely different and more cynical motives exist surrounding the circumstances that led to the forming of the Aetherius religion, one which involves King back in his days as a taxi-driver, copious amounts of alcohol, his search for a work associate and his entrepreneurial instincts. But as I say as this is essentially anecdotal evidence and so I won't elaborate any further.

The reason I draw this parallel now though is due to a different similarity, this being that the COS has publicly shied away from what is alleged to be the core belief of their religion, but more than merely shy away from it they publicly deny it and have even actively pursued legal action on the grounds of both copyright and trade secrecy to protect the secret of Xenu and the COS teachings about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events.

The following is paraphrased from the Xenu Wiki page:

Basically it's alleged that 75 million years ago the dictator of the Galactic Confederacy (any relation to Vrillon I wonder?) Xenu brought billions of his people to earth stacked them around volcanoes and promptly blew them up with Hydrogen bombs no less. The essences of these people remain earth-bound and attach/form themselves around modern-day humans and by doing so they cause the human spiritual harm. These events are known within Scientology as "Incident II", and the traumatic memories associated with them as The Wall of Fire/R6 implant. (The “implant" -past trauma- was "calculated to kill (by pneumonia etc) [sic] anyone who attempts to solve it").

But I digress as my point is that all of this which the COS founder (L. Ron. Hubbard) appropriately called the ‘space opera' falls under the remit of secret "Advanced Technology" (allegedly only revealed to members who have attained ‘Operating Thetan level III,' which is really only available to those who have contributed large amounts of money to the COS cause). And yet none of this doctrine which we have good reason to believe is the underlying constant, the core belief, the foundation on which the religion itself is built is to be found anywhere, whether that be published, sanctioned, promoted or endorsed by the COS.

Now back to the Aetherius Society and George King who also claimed that extraterrestrial beings were the ‘raison d'être' for his religion, it differs from the COS due to this doctrine forming not only the foundation but also the very structure of the religion, thanks to the wonders of the internet archive ‘wayback machine' (or in this case its mirror) the following is from the official Aetherius Society ‘About Us' page, (circa 2006):

Aetherius Society ‘About Us' - 2006

The Aetherius Society is a group of dedicated people cooperating with Ascended Masters to help usher in a New Age of Peace and Enlightenment upon our world.

We were founded in England in 1955 by a Western Master of Yoga, Dr. George King, in order to introduce a "Cosmic Concept" into the minds of searching and thinking people everywhere. Since that time, the Society's New Age and metaphysical teachings have spread to America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other locations around the world.

This Cosmic Concept depicts our true place in creation and has been specifically given at this crucial crossroads in the evolution of humanity.

It is a time in which we have begun to physically and scientifically journey outwards to the cosmos as well as a time when we are also being visited by extra-terrestrials. We are on the cusp of an entirely new era in our evolution and it is for this reason that this cosmic concept has been given.

Why UFOs have been commonly seen since World War II

During World War II humanity once again found the power and means to cause global destruction through the use of atomic energy. We were in a position to allow our destructive tendencies to affect a system of life outside of our own world. If we destroyed this planet, it would affect the subtle balance of the Solar System itself.

It became important for us to be watched to make sure this would not happen. It became important for us to be protected from the negative effects of our own actions and inactions. It became important to protect the life of the Mother Earth, herself, our great home.

Since that time flying saucers, or UFOs, have been increasingly seen in our skies.

Some of these UFOs are from remote parts of this galaxy, manned by beings who are curious to observe our planetary culture in its challenges during this crucial time.

Many of these craft are from within our solar system and are manned by intelligences far more evolved than mankind. They are able to exist on higher levels of vibration than ourselves who mostly only inhabit the basic physical realm in this incarnation. These intelligences are now urging humanity to rise upwards into the realms of spiritual Light and the realization of universal Oneness.

Source: Aetherius Society About Us (2006)

Which as you can see seems to be the somewhat usual mantra of contactees, with this being especially true back when the religion was founded as it was amidst the entirely more innocent era of the 1950s, long before the ubiquitous grey's reared their -featureless- heads and their seemingly malevolent modus operandi was exposed and consequently ingrained in the psyche of a generation.

My point being that the revisionist ‘About Us' page which you now see in its place makes little reference to these majestic and other-worldly origins instead preferring to vaguely reference (almost absent-mindedly) their cosmic masters:

Aetherius Society ‘About Us' - 2010 (Current)

The Aetherius Society is a worldwide spiritual organization comprised of people dedicated to help heal and uplift humanity through spiritual action. We were founded in 1955 by the late Western Master of Yoga, Dr. George King, in order to help the Cosmic and Ascended Masters bring a state of balance back to humanity.

Our world is desperately out of balance. A relative handful of wealthy westerners have control of an unprecedented share of the world's resources, while millions if not billions suffer starvation or lack decent living standards.

Our world is accelerating into a world of selfishness and materialistic hedonism causing an increase in violence and terrorism around the world and a rapid depletion of Earth's resources.

The increase in worldwide pollution and violence, the decrease of Earth's resources such as oil and forests combined with the rapid increase in consumerism is propelling us down a dangerous and deadly slope to disaster.

It is up to each of us to try and halt this slide to disaster.

But How?

The solution is spiritual action, true dedicated tireless spiritual action for the many.

The Cosmic Masters, our spiritual elders from other worlds, have come again to help us in our time of need.

They have delivered their messages to the political and religious leaders, and have been ignored. They come now to you, with compassion and desire to help. They come with great hope, offering mystical tools of white magic that can give you the spiritual power available only to advanced adepts centuries ago.

These tools include advanced wisdom and powerful methods of spiritual energy invocation and manipulation, methods which include the Twelve Blessings, the Holy Mountains and the Cosmic Missions.

This website will present their Cosmic Wisdom - with the Spiritual Opportunities offered to all at this critical period in the total history of Earth. Enter in and learn how you can really help heal and uplift this, OUR WORLD.

Source: Aetherius Society


In fact, so watered down is their current statement of purpose (as it relates to their deities) that if it wasn't pluralised then with little effort it could conceivably apply to most mainstream religious doctrines:

The Cosmic Masters, our spiritual elders from other worlds, have come again to help us in our time of need.”

Which when compared and contrasted with the statement from the same only a few years ago (2006) then the now guarded nature of their belief quickly becomes apparent:

“It is a time in which we have begun to physically and scientifically journey outwards to the cosmos as well as a time when we are also being visited by extra-terrestrials. We are on the cusp of an entirely new era in our evolution and it is for this reason that this cosmic concept has been given.”

Which brings us full circle to the ‘good stuff' regarding the reasons behind their mountain pilgrimages which I mentioned at the start of this Blog post as once I went looking for it all I could find was broken links, if you visit their “Pilgrimages to Holy Mountains” webpage you will see what I mean:

The Nineteen Holy Mountains

Between 1958 and 1961, in a world mission known as Operation Starlight, 19 mountains around the world were filled with accessible spiritual energy.

Dr. George King, acting as a karmic representative of the human race, was needed to physically climb 18 of these 19 mountains. At a point on or near their summit, he entered into an elevated state and an initial Charge was sent through him into the mountain.

In this way, each mountain was charged with spiritual energy by the Cosmic Masters.

This energy is now available to all who expend the effort to climb these mountains to send out their prayers and healing.

Each contains slightly different energies and can be used by people to help the world and themselves in different ways.

It has been stated by Saint Goo-Ling, an ancient Ascended Master of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth, that the most potent spiritual practice in these days is to perform The Twelve Blessings on any of these Holy Mountains during a Spiritual Push.

Source: Aetherius Society/Pilgrimages to Holy Mountains

As I say the links don't work as you can see by this screen-shot of a mouse-over the “Spiritual Push” link you can see that the URL is broken/incomplete:

Image

So after a little manipulation I managed to access the page but with no images present, finally after searching for “Satellite number 3” using the search box available at the top of all of the Aetherius pages I managed to find a complete functioning page of the “Magnetization Periods” which is available here.

And after re-familiarising myself with the content then I believe that amidst the recent press coverage that its difficulty to locate and any the lack of any functioning links are conspicuous by their absence as the page in question seems to be similarly themed to the other information which has been removed (and which I highlight above).

Magnetization Periods

A Source of Spiritual Energy

Since the dark days of the fifties, for several periods each year, a massive spacecraft called Satellite No. 3 comes into orbit of our earth. These periods are referred to as "Magnetization Periods" or "Spiritual Pushes."

On board there is a fantastic array of radionic instruments, manned by spiritually evolved extraterrestrials, known as Cosmic Masters. This advanced spacecraft is able to transmit exactly the right energy to each person who is helping humanity in some spiritual way.

This uplifting energy is sent to all people who are engaged in some type of spiritual act, whether directly helping another or working to improve themselves spiritually. It makes no difference what race or religion they may be. It goes to Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslim, Taoists, Jews, all religions, including atheists if they are working for the common good.

During these Magnetization Periods the karmic effects of each spiritual action are enhanced approximately three thousand times, thereby speeding up the evolution of both the individual and humanity as a whole.

Image

Dates of Orbit: Satellite No. 3 comes into orbit at set times each year. The dates of these orbits are as follows:

• April 18 to May 23
• July 5 to August 5
• September 3 to October 9
• November 4 to December 10

Satellite No. 3 enters and leaves Earth orbit at 12:00 midnight G.M.T.

Tune into this Energy

Everyone can tune into this source of energy from Satellite No. 3, and you will be amazed at the difference this makes to all your spiritual practices and your true service to humanity.

The energy used by Satellite No. 3 comes directly from the Sun. The Sun, as has been known to the metaphysician and Eastern Masters for centuries, is the source for all prana or spiritual energy on Earth. The Third Satellite virtually magnifies this energy in a safe and highly effective manner, and directs it to those working for the greater good on Earth.

Source: Aetherius Society/Magnetization Periods


And at the foot of this text there is a disclaimer, sorry it's not a ‘disclaimer,' well it is but instead of stating such it is placed under the rather pompous heading of a, TECHNICAL NOTE':

TECHNICAL NOTE: There is a simple reason why this large spacecraft is not seen or detected by radar. A force field protects Satellite No. 3 and is capable of rotating radar and light particles in an arc of 180 degrees rendering it invisible. This is necessary in order to keep its presence a secret from humanity's rather active military forces. The Cosmic Masters prefer to help humanity without interference caused by undue curiosity at this time.

Perhaps the Aetherians have tapped into this force field and are using it to disguise the more outlandish aspects of their religious doctrine?!

Seriously though and as far as organised religions go then I personally find the beliefs of the Aetherians are mild-mannered when compared to the vast majority of their counterparts and indeed their members are amongst the most unassuming that I'm aware of. This was originally going to be a short Blog post covering the reasons for their mountain pilgrimages but I guess I was just a little disappointed to see that they are apparently trying to publicly distance themselves from the core beliefs espoused by King that previously and unambiguously defined their fundamental belief-system.....
User avatar
DrDil
On A Quest for Reality
On A Quest for Reality
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:55 pm


Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby jack » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:55 pm

Thanks for posting this. So much of UFO folklore can be traced back to the late 1940 and 1950s. I think there are strong parallels between the developments of new age religious aspects of UFO folklore and the rise of spiritualism:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism#Origins

Spiritualism came in response to burgeoning Natural Philosophy (which later became science) and the idea that the spirit is scientifically open to study. Funny to look at as something that was a cultural response to science became one of the gold standards of irrationality (and that so many otherwise smart people believed in it).

I think what later became referred to as new age UFO philosophy again came as a cultural response to scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of the universe and our place in it (paralleling spiritualism):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newage

A discourse reflected in literature which probably started as far back as Voltaire's Micromegas:

http://wondersmith.com/scifi/micro.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microm%C3%A9gas

If science, through Darwin and attempts to understand the universe have weakened mainstream religions, and spiritualism is old hat, seems to me new age UFO religions (and people who have new age UFO beliefs but not members of a organised religion) have mopped up those who would have called themselves spiritualists. Really speeding up from the late 1940s onward because spiritualism was in decline. New age UFO = spiritualism + space rockets.

As a pro-science atheist I'd probably upset friends by saying this, but in some ways I think it's in part down to scientific philosophy poorly addressing (not, generally, in the public discourse) what would be referred to as "spiritual" (or side-effects of evolution and culture, plus a wet bag of electrons called a brain and body, as I'd put it :lol:).
jack
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:05 pm

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby DrDil » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:17 am

jack wrote:Thanks for posting this. So much of UFO folklore can be traced back to the late 1940 and 1950s. I think there are strong parallels between the developments of new age religious aspects of UFO folklore and the rise of spiritualism:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism#Origins

Spiritualism came in response to burgeoning Natural Philosophy (which later became science) and the idea that the spirit is scientifically open to study. Funny to look at as something that was a cultural response to science became one of the gold standards of irrationality (and that so many otherwise smart people believed in it).

I think what later became referred to as new age UFO philosophy again came as a cultural response to scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of the universe and our place in it (paralleling spiritualism):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newage

A discourse reflected in literature which probably started as far back as Voltaire's Micromegas:

http://wondersmith.com/scifi/micro.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microm%C3%A9gas

If science, through Darwin and attempts to understand the universe have weakened mainstream religions, and spiritualism is old hat, seems to me new age UFO religions (and people who have new age UFO beliefs but not members of a organised religion) have mopped up those who would have called themselves spiritualists. Really speeding up from the late 1940s onward because spiritualism was in decline. New age UFO = spiritualism + space rockets.

As a pro-science atheist I'd probably upset friends by saying this, but in some ways I think it's in part down to scientific philosophy poorly addressing (not, generally, in the public discourse) what would be referred to as "spiritual" (or side-effects of evolution and culture, plus a wet bag of electrons called a brain and body, as I'd put it :lol:).

Hi Jack,

I’ve also sort of approached the contactee aspect as an extension of the new-age doctrine and I wrote the following elsewhere a couple of years back (apologies if it's not fluent as it was a reply to someone) and it was actually a Blossom-Goodchild inspired discussion about *Vrillon" of "Ashtar Command" fame :D :

‘Channelers and Oracles’?

Your ‘channeler’ is my ‘charlatan’ and oracles, what, so you believe our future can be predicted?

If that is the case then the future is predetermined, already charted and wrote. Which if is the case then no amount of warnings or messages from beyond the stars/grave/dimension can alter what is coming so why bother?

‘Christian prophets’?

What have any of them EVER prophesised that would still justify or warrant them being labelled as prophets? I don’t doubt many of them believed that they WERE speaking to ‘angels’ or ‘cherubim’ but it most certainly doesn’t make it fact.

And I daren’t get started on Adamski et al otherwise I may not be able to stop myself!!

<snip>

Personally I don’t want messages telling me how to act or live PERIOD. And even more so when I’m expected to accept the entity -from whence the message originated- actually exists on faith alone. If the entity is ‘culturally approved’ or not is a moot point, whether they’re standing in front of me or not is a moot point. I’m pretty fair and non discriminatory like that as if they’re telling me how I should live then they’re all treated with equal disdain.

<snip>

But it’s hardly original in its meaning or even unique in its alleged source as it’s just a 1950’s throwback to the much more innocent era of the contactee’s.

Still reeling from the sheer horror of the Second World War with its blitzkrieg campaigns and vile concentration camps which all but decimated an entire generation, the populace en masse were searching for salvation of any description, a glimmer of hope, a promise of greener pastures, a light at the end of the tunnel irrespective of who or what was tending it. Or more simply, “Hope,” the profound kind, the kind of which hadn’t been needed as much since it came hurtling out of Pandora’s box.

Nagasaki & Hiroshima were still smoking, a testament to the deplorable advancement of mankind and the depths we were capable of plumbing in the name of freedom. The mastery of the atom serving as a constant and painful reminder that no conflict would ever be the same and of ultimately how worthless human life had become on a scale never before grasped and still not completely understood.

Enter the contactee’s with their elusive space brothers and messages of love and peace from beyond our world.

Is it any wonder that initially they were embraced by a horrified and confused populace?

A populace that was merely searching for some meaning; any meaning would have been sufficient simply so they as a civilization could fathom their own existence.

A search for certainty, any certainty in a futile attempt to restore some semblance of order to the chaos that had engulfed the world, a world which inevitably left people feeling powerless and unable to influence or fashion their own destiny in any way, shape or form.

You talk about cultural influences?

That’s how I believe the space brothers came into being but more importantly why they were so widely embraced. They were the manifestation, an externalisation of a sense of despair so foreboding that the sense of hopelessness was palpable, in that way they can indeed be compared to God/s throughout mans history as they offered the promise of personal and planetary salvation, as well of course as complete destruction if these respective demands were not fulfilled.

Simply put they were mirroring and objectifying the deep-seated anxieties of a fatally fractured collective psyche, a collective appeal for understanding before it’s too late.

I believe this is why any and all messages from the aliens warn us of impending doom, i.e. unless we change our fundamentally flawed thinking and practices, this is usually by warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons/wars and destroying our planet by irreversible ecological pollution.

GIMME A FREAKING BREAK!!

Like we need any off-planet entities to tell us this!!

I believe it’s no more than the religious impulse simply retooled by the collective psyche for the dawning technological age, a phenomenon and yearning that has surfaced and resurfaced throughout human history like a cultural collective dream, a personification of everything we know we should be, but also that we suspect we will never completely fulfil.

Each century and culture has their harbingers of dramatic change, fantasies that something better or worse is just around the corner. Whether that be messiahs, Gods, catastrophes, prophets, oracles, higher intelligences, demonic manifestations, scientific advances, redefining physics and the laws of the universe, collective awakening etc. etc. etc.

The 50’s happened to be the turn of the contactee’s and now some hoaxer intercepts a TV signal in the late 70’s espousing this culturally refined morality, this ethical high ground and they espouse this from their allegedly superior ivory tower beyond the stars and you say, “We can pretend that we are all "above" this kind of thing.”


No pretence here, none whatsoever, I absolutely 100% guarantee it.

As far as I’m concerned Vrillon can take his pretentious NEW-AGE DRIVEL and shove it straight up his Ashtar command!!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I feel that the core message of the contactee phenomenon is/was both predictable and predicted, well, predetermined anyway (in a culturally defined sort of way :wink: ) .....


Cheers.
User avatar
DrDil
On A Quest for Reality
On A Quest for Reality
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby Access Denied » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:47 am

Nice rant there DrDil… :)

Thank you for posting that fascinating and well researched exposé on the Aetherius Society. Who knew the UK has their very own Adamksi clone? I for one didn’t.

That video is… yikes!

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but Venus doesn’t look like a very nice place to be from…

Image
Men go and come but Earth abides.
User avatar
Access Denied
1 of the RU3
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:32 am
Location: [redacted]

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby You Can Call Me Ray » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Access Denied wrote:Thank you for posting that fascinating and well researched exposé on the Aetherius Society. Who knew the UK has their very own Adamksi clone? I for one didn’t.


They are a bit too close (to us) for comfort, AD. They are not just in the UK. They have a very strong contingent right here in SoCal. Back in the day (late 80s, early 90s) when I was also investigating the roots of Scientology and the OTO here in the Pasadena area, I also ran across a branch of Aetherius in the San Gabriel Valley.

Bet ya didn't know that Mt. Baldy was designated one of those "holy mountains" by George King? Yep. I hiked to the top of Baldy with some of these nutjo.... err... spiritual folk and watched them perform the same "spiritual battery charging" exercise as seen in the above video.

Not surprising, a lot of psychology students seem to fall for this stuff. I guess they just have much more open minds than the rest of us, eh? :lol:

Ray
The Universe is an Integrated System. Operational, Functional, and Physical.
User avatar
You Can Call Me Ray
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1914
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:49 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby DrDil » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Access Denied wrote:Nice rant there DrDil… :)

Thank you for posting that fascinating and well researched exposé on the Aetherius Society. Who knew the UK has their very own Adamksi clone? I for one didn’t.

That video is… yikes!


Thanks for the kind words AD (rant included!! :D )


After I made my initial Blog post an online friend (Joe McGonagle of uk-ufo.org) contacted me with the following images from an Aetherius meeting (2000 in Matlock, Derbyshire - UK) apparently it was staged under false pretences as it was alleged to be about recent UFO sightings in the area but was actually an “Evangelist recruitment campaign”(!).

Obviously the admission:

Image

The ‘altar’ and the Adamski-esque Venusian scout-ship:

Image

The infamous Satellite #3:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Cheers.
User avatar
DrDil
On A Quest for Reality
On A Quest for Reality
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby RICH-ENGLAND » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:05 pm

Hi all.

im from hull, england, i went to a ufo lecture in hull around 1996 which was organised by hufos, the hull ufo society and the aetherius society who i hadn't heard of at the time, i have been interested in the subject for years and that was the first (and last) lecture i had been to.

i was expecting a good talk with decent pictures/videos and explanations of the backgrounds and subsequent investigations behind each one, instead what i got was a few extremely bad pictures with little to no information whatsoever and that made up about 5 minutes of the hour and half plus time i was there, the rest was taken up with some mindless far out new age drivel, i had convinced a couple of friends and my then girlfriend to come with me to what i thought was going to be a lecture on an interesting subject but ended up as a long shameless religious recruitment rant and book plug.

i would seriously advise anyone to stay well away from any aetherius "ufo" event and if you do go then save yourself embarrassment and dont convince anyone to go with you....

ps) just as a side note, after looking at their table cloths etc, i have a question, did purple ohm lsd come from them or did they come from purple ohm lsd?....

thanks

rich
ATS HAS TURNED INTO A "BALLOONATIC" ASYLUM
User avatar
RICH-ENGLAND
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:06 am

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby DrDil » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:12 pm

RICH-ENGLAND wrote:Hi all.

im from hull, england, i went to a ufo lecture in hull around 1996 which was organised by hufos, the hull ufo society and the aetherius society who i hadn't heard of at the time, i have been interested in the subject for years and that was the first (and last) lecture i had been to.

i was expecting a good talk with decent pictures/videos and explanations of the backgrounds and subsequent investigations behind each one, instead what i got was a few extremely bad pictures with little to no information whatsoever and that made up about 5 minutes of the hour and half plus time i was there, the rest was taken up with some mindless far out new age drivel, i had convinced a couple of friends and my then girlfriend to come with me to what i thought was going to be a lecture on an interesting subject but ended up as a long shameless religious recruitment rant and book plug.

i would seriously advise anyone to stay well away from any aetherius "ufo" event and if you do go then save yourself embarrassment and dont convince anyone to go with you....

ps) just as a side note, after looking at their table cloths etc, i have a question, did purple ohm lsd come from them or did they come from purple ohm lsd?....

thanks

rich

Hi Rich and welcome to the forum,

Ahh, purple ohm's, jumpers for goalposts……

(Although if I did know what you were talking about I would venture I was always a microdot kind of guy :wink: ).

Anyhoo it predates them both and is actually a mystical syllable:

Aum is commonly pronounced as a long or over-long nasalized close-mid back rounded vowel, though there are other enunciations pronounced in received traditions. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra. The Māndukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable. The syllable is taken to consist of three phonemes, a, u and m, variously symbolizing the Three Vedas or the Hindu Trimurti or the three stages of life (birth, life and death ).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum

Cheers.



(P.S. Nice avatar – “Ahh pigsy"!! :D )
User avatar
DrDil
On A Quest for Reality
On A Quest for Reality
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby RICH-ENGLAND » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:20 pm

Hi Dr Dil and thanks for the welcome.

i knew the symbol was old, my little joke was more to do with the colour they have in use and the "far out" nature of their belief system. lol

thanks

rich

ps) behave yourself pigsy or i'll turn you into a proper pig!.
ATS HAS TURNED INTO A "BALLOONATIC" ASYLUM
User avatar
RICH-ENGLAND
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:06 am

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby the|exx » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:17 pm

Access Denied wrote:I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but Venus doesn’t look like a very nice place to be from…


Valiant Thor would beg to differ! [-X

|exx 8)
They're coming to take me away, Ha-Haaah!
- Dan Burisch
User avatar
the|exx
On A Quest for Reality
On A Quest for Reality
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby smcloughlin » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:18 pm

Hello,

I'm currently a student at the University of Leeds researching a hypothetical documentary about cults and new religious movements in the UK.
We're looking for people willing to share their stories with us, would you know anybody who would be interested?
All research is confidential, can be anonymous and will only be seen by my tutor and other group members as the documentary will not actually be made.

Would really appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,
Sarah
smcloughlin
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:05 pm

Re: Aetherius Society - Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

Postby chrLz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:11 am

smcloughlin wrote:Hello,

I'm currently a student at the University of Leeds researching a hypothetical documentary about cults and new religious movements in the UK.
We're looking for people willing to share their stories with us, would you know anybody who would be interested?
All research is confidential, can be anonymous and will only be seen by my tutor and other group members as the documentary will not actually be made.

Would really appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,
Sarah


Nope.. but I'd offer this page for essential reading:
http://www.skepticalmind.com/personal_stories.html

It's a small collection of emails from people who were, at the time, followers of Nancy Lieder, who made various claims about being contacted by aliens (after she found an unwrapped starburst in a packet - a very obvious sign that they were calling on her...) and that a rogue planet was going to hit earth in the late nineties, early noughts. Each time her predicted date passed, she came up with new excuses, yet people still hung on, and there are still followers.

Those emails give an indication of the damage that can be done to families and kids - you have to wonder how those folks are surviving now... Oh, and Nancy advised people to euthanase their dogs - and her own healthy young dog was a casualty of her insanity.. Please note that the following item (a radio interview with Nancy) may be distressing to some folks..
"To wear the mantle of Galileo, it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment. You must also be right." - Robert L. Park (..almost)
User avatar
chrLz
Moderator
 
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:47 am


Google

Return to UFOs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 15 guests

cron