Thursday, May 11, 2006
REMEMBER LAM ?
That's the name of Aleister Crowley's spook. There is an article in the "Excluded Middle Magazine" from 1996 by Ian Blake, titled "Aleister Crowley and the Lam Statement" that's worth reading . The article concerns the "Amalantrah Working", a Crowley magickal ritual of evocation. In the article you can learn that:
1. The details are unclear, but it seems that some stage during the proceedings he underwent a form of contactee experience involving a large-headed entity now known to occultists as Lam.[Egg of Spirit??? - ct]
2. Lam, (whose name derives from the Tibetan word for "way" or "path")...
3. [Crowley's successor Kenneth Grant's] interest in CETI (Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence)-type phenomena is of long-standing duration. In 1955 for instance, he announced the discovery of a trans-plutonian planet called Isis, and simultaneously established an order called the New Isis Lodge OTO for the purpose (among others) of contacting higher intelligences....Grant allegedly received 'strong intimations' to the effect that Crowley's portrait of Lam "is the present focus of an extraterrestrial -- and perhaps trans-plutonic--energy which the OTO is required to communicate at this critical period..."
4. ...individual members of the OTO...have established contact with the magical entity known as Lam.
5. ...the name Lam is the Mantra; and the Tantra is the union with the dikpala by entering the Egg of Spirit represented by the Head.
6. According to a recent edition of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) journal KHABS, "the central concern of magic is communion with discarnate or extraterrestrial intelligences." It is to this end that much contemporary occultism is predicated. As long ago as 1918 Aleister Crowley conducted a series of experiments in what would today be termed channeling, or "induced contacteeism."...
Since then, several occultists, notably Michael Bertiaux in the 1960s and a group of OTO initiates in the 1970s, have carried out similar magical workings. What is more their efforts in many cases have been crowned with remarkable success--at least if the official OTO party line is to be believed. [emphasis mine - ct]
First time I've seen it spelled out clearly as channeling in an OTO article, an unequivocal violation of the First Commandment.
If this is what all contactee events amount to, then it would at least appear that the priest, Msgr. Balducci, is engaged in supporting a sinful pursuit, assuming that he has given his approval to the activities of Dr. Richard Boylan. And it would also seem that Focolare's involvement with people from PEER, of the John E. Mack Institute, another group that supports belief in UFOs, is questionable.
It's been quite a series of connecting dots!