If you have read my two bestselling books Saboteurs and Shadowland, you may already be aware of the basic history of “The Babalon Working” and related connections between Hillary Clinton and her close occult political circle. If not, you can read a summary here.
The infamous “Babalon working” conducted by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory rocket scientist Jack Parsons and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard allegedly opened a gate that fueled the modern UFO era that ensued a few months later. Occult scholar Kenneth Grant writes, “The [Babalon] working began just prior to the wave of unexplained aerial phenomenon now recalled as the ‘Great Saucer Flap.’ Parsons opened a door and something flew in.”[i] While we are eager to explore such a connection, the writings of Crowley and Parsons offer little support to a correlation with Babalon, much less the workings causation of the modern UFO era. It seems far more likely that this infernal Babalon portal smoothed the way for ideas like California’s transgender law and the widespread cultural acceptance of same-sex marriage.
Thelema is a philosophy defined by the maxim, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” It comes from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law, which was channeled by an incorporeal demonic intelligence named Aiwass.[ii] Thelema is a narcissistic ideology that undergirds several esoteric magic societies like the A∴A∴ and the Ordo Templi Orientis that fundamentally oppose God’s moral law. Satan targets sexuality because procreation is the human capability that comes closest to the divine. As a result, it’s not too surprising that sexual perversion and “sex magick” are essential components of occult rituals. Parsons and Hubbard’s “working” entailed all sorts of aberrant sexual activity.
In Thelemic literature, Babalon has three conceptual aspects: 1) the Gateway to the City of the Pyramids, 2) the Scarlet Woman, and 3) the Great Mother.[iii] The first aspect seems the most promising for our investigation into a possible UFO connection. She serves as a portal for sorcerers, but probably not in the way one might expect. An occult reference explains:
Within the mystical system of Crowley, the adept reaches a final stage where he or she must cross the Abyss, that great wilderness of nothingness and dissolution. Choronzon is the dweller there, and his job is to trap the traveler in his meaningless world of illusion. However, Babalon is on just the other side, beckoning. If the adept gives himself to her—the symbol of this act is the pouring of the adept’s blood into her graal—he becomes impregnated in her, then to be reborn as a master and a saint that dwells in the City of the Pyramids.[iv]
In other words, the adept’s great hope is reincarnation as a master and saint in the City of the Pyramids. It sounds promising to obtain an honorary position in an exotic location like Egypt, but, in reality, it only amounts to the same old “oneism.” Rather than dwelling in a glamorous metropolis, the residents of the so-called city are disintegrated. According to Thelemapedia, “They have destroyed their earthly ego-identities, becoming nothing more than piles of dust (i.e. the remaining aspects of their True Selves without the self-sense of ‘I’).”[v] Monism offers no distinctions, no justice, no hope, and no love…nothing but dissolution and absorption into the meaningless whole. Occultism promises a beautiful city, but only delivers disintegration.
The second “scarlet woman” aspect of Babalon seemed to be not much more than an honorary title for Crowley’s female sex magick partners, of whom seven were given the title.[vi] The third aspect “Great Mother” borrows from the book of Revelation’s “Mother of Harlots” imagery and is an important figure in Crowley’s “Gnostic Mass.” Again, while depraved, blasphemous, and pantheistic, these aspects do not seem to link to flying saucers.
Parsons’ and Hubbard’s motive was largely self-gratification, but the working explicitly stated the goal of transforming traditional values. The rituals were aimed at incarnating the archetypal divine feminine and changing culture through her influence. It is a matter of record that feminism, homosexuality, and pantheistic monism were sowed into public consciousness from the ivory towers of academia shortly subsequent to Parsons’ dark invocation:
The ultimate goal of these operations, carried out during February and March 1946, was to give birth to the magical being, or “moonchild,” described in Crowley’s works. Using the powerful energy of IX degree Sex Magick, the rites were intended to open a doorway through which the goddess Babalon herself might appear in human form.[vii]
Parsons believed that he and Hubbard accomplished the task in a series of rituals culminating in March 1946. Parsons’ biography preserves a celebratory statement regarding her embodiment in the womb.
In a fragment from his writings, Parsons, exhausted and exultant, declared his work a success. He believed that Babalon, in the manner of the Immaculate Conception, was due to be born to a woman somewhere on earth in nine months’ time. “Babalon is incarnate upon the earth today, awaiting the proper hour for her manifestation,” he wrote.[viii]
Accordingly, one would expect a female child to be born in late 1946 or early 1947. Ritual magic aimed at the birth of the archetypal divine feminine has little to do with the modern UFO wave and more to with feminism and the mandatory prohibition of all forms of distinction, including gender and sexual preference. An influential feminist born in 1947 offers the most promise for identifying the putrid fruit of Parsons’ infamous ritual.[ix] That would be none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even so, it does not dismiss the occult connection to unexplained aereal phenomenon in the slightest.
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As documented in Exo-Vaticana, the correlation between the occult and UFO phenomena is real and has been noted by scientists who study the subject, like Hugh Ross and Jacques Vallee. In addition, astronomer Paul Davies wrote, “No clear distinction can be drawn between UFO reports and descriptions of religious experiences of, say, the Fatima variety.”[x] A transparent link between Thelemic occultism and flying saucers is displayed in a film of one of its most prominent proponents.
In Kenneth Anger’s film, Lucifer Rising, the immortal Lucifer is summoned to earth, ushering in the “New Age of Horus” based on occult philosophy. Anger is a confessing Thelemite and underground filmmaker whose “role in rendering gay culture visible within American cinema, commercial or otherwise, is impossible to overestimate.”[xi] In the film, Lucifer’s arrival is heralded by an armada of flying saucers flying over Egypt. A condensation of the plot reads:
Lava erupts and the goddess Isis awakens, calling to her husband Osiris. In a room far away a man wakes up, sits on a throne in his apartment and somehow spears a woman in a forest far away, then climbs into a bathtub to wash off the blood. Later, the moon awakens the goddess Lilith, a magick ritual summons Lucifer, and flying saucers appear over Luxor, Egypt.[xii]
British scholar Mikita Brottman wrote, “Anger intended Lucifer Rising to stand as a form of ritual marking the death of the old religions like Judaism and Christianity, and the ascension of the more nihilistic age of Lucifer.”[xiii] Indeed, that luciferian age is what we documented at the beginning of this chapter and, recalling the first aspect of Babalon, the scene symbolically depicts the “Gateway to the City of the Pyramids” ushering in a fleet of glowing luciferian light ships.
The portal of choice for occultists, medicine men, and shamans are mind-altering substances. In the New Testament, the English word “sorcery” translates from the Greek pharmakeiōn, from which the later word “pharmacy” was derived (Galatians 5:20; Revelation 9:2, 18:23, 21:8, 22:15). The term was adopted into modern use because the original “pharmacists” were mixing potions to bring one into contact with the spirit world like a modern druggist would make cough syrup. Indigenous peoples worldwide have identified a multitude of drugs for accomplishing the task. Hume states, “The ingestion of perception-altering substances is commonly acknowledged cross-culturally as a way to journey into the non-material world of spirit.”[xiv] Although scant, there is a small body of scientific evidence concerning such biochemical portals.
Psychiatrist Rick Strassman’s landmark study, using the psychoactive compound N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), was the first human psychedelic research in the United States after twenty years of censure. The study employed sixty volunteers—screened to prefer stable folks with positive past psychedelic drug experiences—who were injected with DMT under clinical supervision at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Strassman was a tenured associate professor of psychiatry. Strassman, a Buddhist, holds degrees in biological sciences from Stanford University and an MD with honors from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and further studies at University of California, Davis. His groundbreaking research became a best-selling book and documentary.
Published in 2000, DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes a case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul’s movement in and out of the body, facilitating birth and death experiences, as well as deep, meditative states. More than half of the subjects reported similar experiences interacting with nonhuman beings, described by experiencers as “alien space insects”[xv] and “reptilian and humanoid.”[xvi] Furthermore, the resulting testimonies were remarkably consistent with near-death experiences, alien abductions, and various occult techniques.
The resulting evidence shocked Strassman, who conceded to himself, “This sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard about in my therapy patients’ dream life. It is much more bizarre, well-remembered, and internally consistent.”[xvii] The uniform testimony of those who participated in the study was that the beings they interacted with were real. Author and consciousness researcher Graham Hancock asks, “Are they simply quaint ‘brain fiction’? Most mainstream scientists would say so—although they cannot explain why evolution should have installed identical, highly imaginative Gothic novelists in all our brains. Or could it be that these strange, complex, universal experiences with evolving storylines are in some way as real as those we take for granted in normal states of consciousness?”[xviii]
Most Western scientists simply assume that all such experiences are subjective hallucinations produced by a drugged brain. However, there is really no good reason to accept the reductionist interpretation. Strassman points out, “However, just as likely as the theory that these worlds exist ‘only in our minds’ is that they are, in reality, ‘outside’ of us and freestanding.”[xix] We believe this is true and, at first encounter, we were surprised that someone trained in Western schools would be open to the reality of the spirit realm, that is, until we discovered Strassman is an accomplished Buddhist.
In 1984, Strassman obtained “lay ordination in a Western Buddhist order,”[xx] which probably explains why he seems eager to jettison the materialist consensus. In the introduction, he proposes. “DMT can allow our brains to perceive dark matter or parallel universes, realms of existence inhabited by conscious entities.”[xxi] Frankly, it seems that way to us as well, and it is noteworthy when scientists discover evidence for spiritual realities the Bible disclosed thousands of years ago about the relationship between man’s physical body made from the clay and God-breathed, immaterial soul.
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Instead of thinking of the brain as biological meat computer, Strassman offers the “receiver of reality” model for brain function. Like a television receives its content from the airwaves, consciousness or the mind resides outside of our bodies. If so, it explains why altered states of consciousness “change the channel” and allow one to view programming from other realms.[xxii] Strassman corresponded with Oxford professor of physics David Deutsch, a proponent of the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics and the author of The Fabric of Reality, concerning DMT altering the brain to work as a receiver of information from parallel worlds.
Deutsch, a pioneer in quantum computing,[xxiii] believes contact with such worlds is possible, but only through complex algorithms using the computers of the future. When Strassman proposed the idea that DMT facilitated biological quantum computation, it seemed impossible to Deutsch, because such technology required a temperature near absolute zero. However, chemists have continually developed processes allowing superconductivity at higher and higher temperatures. Strassman suggests that DMT similarly changes the brain’s physical properties so that quantum computing takes place at body temperature, accessing parallel universes.
We assert something like the above theory can be true without accepting the Many Worlds Interpretation. In chapter 8 (“The Science of Portals”), we discuss why we find the MWI absurd. Rather than regarding these as infinite possibilities, we interpret these as very real intrusions into the spirit realm where the immortals dwell. Consider Graham Hancock’s assessment of the beings he encountered on psychedelics:
My intuition was that I had been afforded glimpses, however brief and however distorted by my own cultural preconditioning, of beings that are absolutely real in some modality not yet understood by science, that exist around us and with us, that even seem to be aware of us and to take an active interest in us, but that vibrate at a frequency beyond the range of our senses and instruments and thus generally remain completely invisible to us.[xxiv] (emphasis added)
Psychedelics are a consciousness portal to the immaterial realm—but are not necessarily a safe one. Strassman offered concerning the spirit molecule:
It pulls us into worlds known only to itself. We need to hold on tight, and we must be prepared, for spiritual realms include both heaven and hell, both fantasy and nightmare. While the spirit molecule’s role may seem angelic, there is no guarantee it will not take us to the demonic.[xxv]
In fact, it explains the biblical prohibitions against sorcery just as well as the most educated Christian apologetic.
The great danger is that the subject is in the hands of an unknown intelligence. The Bible warns that angelic appearances can be deceiving (2 Corinthians 11:14). Paranormal authors Brad and Sherry Steiger offer the “thesis that the aliens, angels, spirit guides, demons, and gods or goddesses encountered by unaware, yet somehow receptive percipients may actually be the product of a multidimensional intelligence that masks itself in physical forms that are more acceptable to humans than its true image—if it does, indeed, have a perceivable form at all.”[xxvi] Apparently, there is some consensus that immortals can shape-shift or transform their physical bodies.
It seems fair to argue that the Bible supports the possibility of travel to the spirit realms via altered states of consciousness. Examples include: Jacob’s vision of the “gateway of God” seen during a dream; Ezekiel’s vision of God’s throne (Ezekiel 1); Isaiah’s vision of the throneroom (Isaiah 1); Paul questioning whether he was out of his body (2 Corinthians 12); Peter’s statement, “in a trance I saw a vision,” (Acts 11:5); Paul writing, “I was in a trance” (Acts 22:17); and John’s statement that he was “in the Spirit” (Revelation 1:10). God uses altered states, but it seems they are by His will rather than by the experiencers’ will. Dreams, visions, trances, and out-of-body travel are all supported as real “portals” in Scripture, but the practice of inducing them via psychotropic substances, Eastern meditation techniques, or rituals is forbidden as sorcery.
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[i] As cited in John Carter, Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons, new ed. (Los Angeles, CA: Feral House, 2004) 188.
[ii] John Greer, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, 9781567183368.
[iii] “Babalon” in Thelemapedia, http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/Babalon#Babalon_as_the_Gateway_to_the_City_of_Pyramids
Accessed February 22, 2015.
[iv] “Babalon as the Gateway to the City of Pyramids,” Thelemapedia http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/Babalon#Babalon_as_the_Gateway_to_the_City_of_Pyramids (accessed February 22, 2015).
[v] “City of the Pyramids,” Thelemapedia, http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/City_of_the_Pyramids (accessed February 22, 2015).
[vi] “The Scarlet Woman Aspect” in Babalon, Thelemapedia http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/Babalon#Individual_Scarlet_Women (accessed February 22, 2015).
[vii] Hugh B. Urban, Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006) 135–37.
[viii] George Pendle, Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, 266.
[ix] Hillary Rodham Clinton (October 26, 1947), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, https://www.readyforhillary.com/splash/hillary. —However, it seems she was born a few months too late, according to Parsons, who thought she was incarnate in the womb by March 1946 requiring a December 1946 or January 1947 birth date.
[x]Paul Davies, Are We Alone? (New York: Basic Books, 1995) 133.
[xii] Lucifer Rising (1981), 366 Weird Movies, http://366weirdmovies.com/102-lucifer-rising-1981/ (accessed February 28, 2015).
[xiii]Jack Hunter, Moonchild: The Films of Kenneth Anger (London: Creation Books, 2002) 8.
[xiv] Hume, Portals, 117.
[xv] Rick Strassman, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, (Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press, 2001) 8.
[xvi] Ibid., 191.
[xvii] Ibid., 314.
[xviii]Graham Hancock, Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, rev. ed. (New York: Disinformation Co., 2007) 270.
[xix] Strassman, DMT, 54.
[xxi] Strassman, DMT, xvii.
[xxii] Strassman, DMT, 311.
[xxiii] David Deutsch, ”“uantum Theory, the Church-Turing Principle and the Universal Quantum Computer,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A 400, 1818 (July 1985) 97–117, http://web.archive.org/web/20030915061044/http:/www.qubit.org/oldsite/resource/deutsch85.pdf.
[xxiv]Graham Hancock, Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, rev. ed. (New York: Disinformation Co., 2007) 101–2.
[xxv] Strassman, DMT, 55.
[xxvi] Brad Steiger; Sherry Steiger, Real Encounters, Different Dimensions and Otherworldly Beings (Visible Ink Press, 2013) Kindle Edition, 139–141.