Monday, June 9, 2008

Karma catches all.....

The Path to Enlightenment actually runs from 'here' to about 'here'...


The past slowly catches up with those too slow to move. This is a time of reviewing the problems and errors of the previous decade and making adjustment as extensively as one can. Failure to do so will result in chaos, dissolution and a quick exit from one's existence. That goes for cults and spiritual groups as well and the Aetherius Society is no exception.

Merely surviving as an item on a tour itinerary is not a reason to continue any longer. A pathetic existence as something from the past for tourists to gawk at is not realizing one's potential and neither is looking at buildings any kind of path to cosmic consciousness.....

Visionary Hollywood is a new Esotouric bus adventure hosted by San Francisco-based writer Erik Davis..... On this journey of exploration through the mystic realms of Los Angeles, you’ll join Erik on a guided tour of five extraordinary religious sites, meet followers of their respective faiths and explore the fascinating history of alternative religious practice in Southern California..... The Aetherius Society, a center for cosmic consciousness and healing founded in 1955 by UFO contactee Dr. George King...


No wonder then that the Aetherius Society removed MP3 sound bites from its website. They have reserved them for the tourists to hear "...actual recordings of an extraterrestrial voice conveying significant messages...", duh! Spirituality turned to money-making!

This year's astrological Pluto retrograde cycle should be telling when it comes to missed opportunities to move forwards on the spiritual path. For individuals, it will be hard enough but for organizations charged with teaching the spiritual path, it will be more severe.....

What is happening is that the Universe is moving us from a place of idealism (Sagittarius) to a place of practicality (Capricorn.) Sagittarius is hopeful and optimistic about the future whereas Capricorn sees things as they are. A giant Cosmic reality check is about to begin in all our lives. The Universe is urging us to look at what really is going on not what we would like to be happening..... The most important thing to remember for all of us in 2008 is to work hard (Capricorn) to create a future..... The next few years are critical years for humanity that will define forever our future on Earth. It will be the end of an old era and the beginning of an era of peace for those who are ready. Each of us has the responsibility to make it a wonderful future, each of us has enough power if we will allow it to shine.....

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lessons to be Learned..... "Nothing Sweet About Me"!



Can't imagine why an organization that supposedly represents Truth and exists to propagate their Master's teachings would want to suppress a short passage quoted from one of his books on a news/politics blog comment but that is exactly what happened last year.

A comment on the TruthDig.com website, also based in California, was deleted within hours apparently solely for that reason. The passage quoted was from the Nine Freedoms by George King from the chapter about Bravery and very appropriate in this age of illusory terror and Machiavellian state-sponsored hypocrisy.

It would sadly seem that ownership of copyright (and the Aetherius Press publishers) is now more important to the Society than their task of the dissemination of their Master's works. Profit and self-righteous exclusivity at work again despite the urgency for Truth in this age!

Then again, I wonder why the blog publishers were bending over backwards about a passage from a book that was already 46 years old? Hardly relevant to copyright restrictions and the editor who is also a professor of journalism at a university in California should have known better.....

Yet the Aetherius Society has had a problem for some time with its 'elephant in the living room' in regard to its teachings. Its founder had his own spiritual work and setting up a church was secondary. He was also far more advanced in his own mysticism than most of his pupils in the Society could ever contemplate catching up with.

The Society was intended to be for advanced metaphysical students who had already studied and searched for Truth and had acquired both a theoretical and practical grounding for themselves in Buddha's teachings, Hinduism, Daoism, etc etc, over a number of years. It was meant to be a vehicle for Service for those already on the Path, not a training ground for novices and certainly not merely an introduction to Eastern religion through puerile concepts of an Aquarian Age.

The problem was that it attracted attention from every kind of flying saucer enthusiast and New Age drifter in the 1950's - 60's. They didn't last long but their presence did enough damage early on to cause other more serious seekers to perhaps avoid what was a valuable path. Sadly, the Society still has that problem with its present bone-headed temple degree initiates and egotistical directors behaving merely as useless hangers' on.

Thus the Society has not yet been established well as a church as the mainly Anglo-Saxon congregation had little cultural perception of what real religion is really all about except in abstract. In Britain, the South Asian members were long kept in a kind of Cinderella existence and the migration of parasitic sun-seeking white Anglo members to California also adversely affected the development in America.

Likewise for Australia which has been its own white Anglo racist hell-hole in the South Pacific for long enough. As for Christianity, although some of their Master's channellings were attributed to the Master Jesus and he was brought up in a Christian family, that never made the Society Christian in any orthodox sense. Worse with the Western concept once the Sun-worshipping Pagans were overwhelmed by the contemporary materialistic Christians. Only the Eastern Orthodox churches have any understanding of Christianity as a religion which flows from Asia and Africa and Lebanon and Palestine in particular.

As it is, the Society and their Master's teachings languish sadly unappreciated and little understood awaiting some time in the future when different ethnicities will be able to more freely embrace and realize the full value of what has been left for those who come after. As the founder diligently studied and practiced Yoga and Buddhism for many years to gain his powers, a significant Asian following is the natural consequence in the future even if the church eventually has to be re-founded elsewhere on the other side of the Pacific.

The fact that George King was English is of little significance and never really was. An African-American membership has been stunted deliberately by racism in the Society in America although an African branch of the church exists in Nigeria. They have their own problems in Africa, though, in contending with the pervasive social influences of tribal princes, the military and Christian-Islamic conflicts.

The current Anglo-Christian membership base actually does little for the Society's teachings and it will not be until they have passed away that the real potential of the Aetherius Society as a service and healing organization will ever be realized. They do not have the depth of understanding necessary and many have already obstructed the Society's development as relatively useless kinds of dogs in the manger for long enough!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

When the Guru holds us spellbound, how can we ever truly be free?




Were George King's disciples tormented slaves of his "mastery"? Even he had to promise that "You will not be put out of the Society" for simply being unable to pay annual membership fees because of the fears that existed, whether he was responsible for the creation of those fears or not. In other words, a dividing layer had been established at some stage by the Society's Directors and 'inner circle' who were somehow dominating or intimidating the ordinary membership.

A further layer was eventually introduced to construct a kind of platform to support the power clique that was thus formed by enforcing an annual report on each member's individual performance and subsequently downgrading membership to merely a "friend" of the Society if all observances and obligations weren't dutifully met. Then the exclusive "Temple Degree" initiation was introduced for the most sycophantic followers after a minimum period of membership.

The effective result was to marginalize and disempower the majority of the Society's long-term members who had given years of unselfish service and had sought no reward. They were slowly replaced with a more self-seeking kind of disciple who coveted paper qualifications and position above spiritual development or service to mankind. The more inept but wily managed to climb aboard their band wagon.....

What punishment is the most dreadful of all? I believe it is the withdrawal of love and human connectedness. Such withdrawal is an immensely powerful weapon in the hands of those who are in a position to dominate and control others. When this withdrawal has been traumatic early in life, as it was for..... (they) who stood by helplessly as they saw their families torn apart by divorce, the search for love that will never be withdrawn, for perfect, miraculous love, becomes desperate......

In a religious cult, the leader is perceived as a deity who is always divinely right, and the devotee, always on the verge of being sinfully wrong, comes to live for the sole purpose of pleasing and avoiding displeasing the guru/god. The leader's displeasure comes to mean for the member that he is unworthy, monstrously defective, and, therefore, dispensable. The member has been conditioned to believe that loss of the leader's "grace" is equivalent to loss of any value, goodness, or rightness of the self. As the member becomes more deeply involved, his anxiety about remaining a member in good standing increases......









...I am defining a cult largely on the basis of the personality of its leader. In my definition, a cult is a group that is led by a person who claims, explicitly or implicitly, to have reached human perfection; or, in the case of a religious cult, who claims unity with the divine..... speakers and members present various kinds of misinformation about cult leaders.....

Not to say that there is anything wrong with aspiring to high ideals, or taking inspiration from those whom we idealize. I believe, with Kohut..... in the necessity, throughout the lifespan, for sufficiently idealizable significant others who provide self-object functions for the initial development, and later maintenance, of a cohesive sense of self. There is, however, an important distinction to be made between idealization and idolatry. Idealization that goes well enough functions to build a strong sense of self, and leads to the capacity for effective self-regulation and satisfying interrelatedness and mutuality. Idolatry, the ultimate form of defensive idealization, always implies submission and enslavement to one who dominates, controls, and possesses.

Let me clarify my use of the words "enlightenment" and "perfect." To be enlightened can simply mean to become wise, but it also means, especially in mystical traditions, east and west, that one has attained ultimate wisdom, the state of permanent oneness with God. The state of enlightenment in this sense refers to spiritual perfection. As for the word perfect..... I mean it to suggest absolute, total, immaculate perfection, that which would be ascribed to a Platonic ideal, or to the divine. Normally, we don't expect ourselves, human beings that we are, to attain this kind of ultimate perfection, but rather to be awed and inspired by it, and perhaps humbled. If, however, we are determined to ignore our human limitations, demanding absolute perfection of ourselves, we enter the realm of pathological perfectionism.

Idolatry and pathological perfectionism can be readily observed in some spiritual paths led by self-proclaimed "fully enlightened," or "perfected" masters, who are worshiped within their communities as perfect, living embodiments of God. This premise, that the master and God are one, sets a standard within the group for spiritual perfection which only the master has achieved. Any and all efforts of the followers must be judged by the standard the master sets.....



The problem of pathological perfectionism has its roots in parental failures in managing healthy omnipotence in the developing child. Traumatic misattunement, unresponsiveness and impingement by parents leads to the development of pathological forms of omnipotence, and the child must then seek an antidote to unbearable impotence. This may be externalized, as in cases of spiritual submission to others who are perceived as perfect, or as in the search for the perfect lover, who turns out never to be perfect enough; or internalized, where an internal masochistic slave strives desperately to fulfill insatiable demands for perfection from an internal sadistic master.....

Daniel Shaw, L.C.S.W. - from The Dark Side of Enlightenment: Sadomasochistic Aspects of the Quest for Perfection and Traumatic Abuse in Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My stroke of insight!

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Pity that some of the Society's "initiates" couldn't realize something one way or another too, uhh! But then again, it is also a rare quality amongst Harvard graduates!?!? Why they should listen to her.....




Why you should listen to her: One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor's brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness..... but there was something else - she became aware of the Reality of the Oneness of all Life! (blog Ed.)

Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right. From her home base in Indiana, she now travels the country on behalf of the Harvard Brain Bank as the "Singin' Scientist."

"How many brain scientists have been able to study the brain from the inside out? I've gotten as much out of this experience of losing my left mind as I have in my entire academic career." Jill Bolte Taylor

The 18 faults of a monastery - Visuddhimagga



In Buddha's day, when he announced he was about to pass away, some of his Monks described the place where it was to happen as "this mean place, this uncivilised township in the midst of the jungle, a mere outpost of the province!" They thought the Buddha should go to a large rich city to pass away so there would be expensive arrangements made for the funeral. The Buddha rebuked them:

'In times long past, Ananda, there was a king by the name of Maha Sudassana, who was a universal monarch, king of righteousness, a conqueror of the four quarters of the earth, whose realm was established in security, and who was endowed with the Seven Jewels. And that King Maha Sudassana, Ananda, had his royal residents here at Kusinara, which was then called Kusavati, and it extended twelve yojanas from east to west, and from north to south, seven.

'And mighty, Ananda, was Kusavati, the capital; prosperous and well populated, much frequented by people, and abundantly provided by food. Just, Ananda, as the Royal residents of the Deities, Alakamanda, is mighty, prosperous and well populated, much frequented by Deities and abundantly provided by food, so was the Royal capital of Kusavati.

'Kusavati, Ananda, resounded unceasingly day and night, with the ten sounds - the trumpeting of elephants, neighing of horses, rattling of chariots, beating of drums, and tabours, music and song, cheers, clapping of hands and cries of "Eat, drink and be merry!"'


The Buddha explained that persons should avoid a monastery unfavourable to the development of concentration and laid a map of the 18 faults of a monastery.....

The 18 faults of a monastery are:

"Herein, one that is unfavourable has any one of eighteen faults. These are largeness, newness, dilapidatedness, a nearby road, a pond, (edible leaves), flowers, fruits, famousness, a nearby city, nearby timber trees, nearby arable fields, presence of incompatible persons, a nearby port of entry, nearness to the border countries, nearness to the frontier of a kingdom, unsuitability, lack of good friends. One with any of these faults is not favourable. He should not live there. Why?

1. Firstly people with varying aims collect in a large monastery. They conflict with each other and so neglect the duties. The Enlightenment-tree terrace, etc., remain unswept, the water for drinking and washing is not set out. So if he thinks 'I shall go to the alms-resort village for alms' and takes his bowl and robe and sets out, perhaps he sees that the duties have not been done or that a drinking-water pot is empty, and so the duty has to be done by him unexpectedly. Drinking water must be maintained. By not doing it he would commit a wrongdoing in the breach of a duty. But if he does it, he loses time. He arrives too late at the village and gets nothing because the almsgiving is finished. Also when he goes into retreat, he is distracted by the loud noises of novices and young bhikkhus, and by acts of the Community (being carried out). However, he can live in a large monastery where all the duties are done and where there are none of the other disturbances.

2. In a new monastery there is much new building activity. People criticize someone who takes no part in it. But he can live in such a monastery where the bhikkhus say 'Let the venerable one do the ascetic's duties as much as he likes. We shall see to the building work'.

3. In a dilapidated monastery there is much that needs repair. People criticize someone who does not see about the repairing of at least his own lodging. When he sees to the repairs, his meditation subject suffers.

4. In a monastery with a nearby road, by a main street, visitors keep arriving night and day. He has to give up his own lodging to those who come late, and he has to go and live at the root of a tree or on top of a rock. And next day it is the same. So there is no opportunity (to practice) his meditation subject. But he can live in one where there is no such disturbance by visitors.

5. A pond is a rock pool . Numbers of people come there for drinking water. Pupils of city-dwelling elders supported by the royal family come to do dyeing work. When they ask for vessels, wood, tubs, etc., (120) they must be shown where these things are. So he is kept all the time on the alert.

6. If he goes with his meditation subject to sit by day where there are many sorts of edible leaves, then women vegetable-gatherers, singing as they pick leaves nearby, endanger his meditation subject by disturbing it with sounds of the opposite sex.

7. An where there are many sorts of flowering shrubs in bloom there is the same danger too.

8. Where there are many sorts of fruits such as mangoes, rose-apples and jack-fruits people who want fruits come and ask for them, and they get angry if he does not give them any, or they take them by force. When walking in the monastery in the evening he sees them and asks "Why do you do so, lay followers?", they abuse him as they please and even try to evict him.

9. When he lives in a monastery that is famous and renowned in the world, like Dakkhimagire, (1) Hatthikucchi, Cetiyagiri or Cittalapabbata, there are always people coming who want to pay homage to him, supposing that he is an Arahant, which inconveniences him. But if it suits him, he can live there at night and go elsewhere by day.

10. In one with a nearby city objects of the opposite sex come into focus. Women water-pot carriers go by bumping into him with their jars and giving no room to pass. Also important people spread out carpets in the middle of the monastery and sit down.

11. One with nearby timber trees where there are timber trees and osiers useful for making framework is inconvenient because of the wood-gatherers there, like the gatherers of branches and fruits already mentioned. If there are trees in a monastery, people come and cut them down to build houses with. When he has come out of his meditation room in the evening and is walking up and down in the monastery, if he sees them and asks "Why do you do so, lay followers?", they abuse him as they please and even try to evict him.

12. People make use of one with nearby arable fields, quite surrounded by fields. They make a threshing floor in the middle of the monastery itself. They thresh corn there, dry it in the forecourts, (2) and cause great inconvenience. And where there is extensive property belonging to the Community, the monastery attendants impound cattle belonging to families and deny the water supply (to their crops). (121)

Then people bring an ear of paddy and show it to the Community saying "Look at your monastery attendants work". For one reason or another he has to go to the portals of the king or the king's ministers. This (matter of property belonging to the Community) is included by (a monastery that is) near arable fields.

13. Presence of incompatible persons: where there are bhikkhus living who are incompatible and mutually hostile, when they clash and it is protested "Venerable sirs, do not do so" they exclaim "We no longer count now that this refuse-rag wearer has come".

14. One with a nearby water port of entry or land port of entry (3) is made inconvenient by people constantly arriving respectively by ship or by caravan and crowding round, asking for space or drinking water or salt.

15. In the case of one near the border countries, people have no trust in the Buddha, etc., there.

16. In one near the frontier of a kingdom there is fear of kings. For perhaps one king attacks that place, thinking "It does not submit to my rule", and the other does likewise,thinking "It does not submit to my rule". A bhikkhu lives there when it is conquered by one king and when it is conquered by the other. Then they suspect him of spying, and they bring about his undoing.

17. Unsuitability is that due to the risk of encountering visible data, etc., of the opposite sex as objects or to haunting by non-human beings. Here is a story. An elder lived in a forest, it seems. Then an ogress stood in the door of his leaf hut and sang. The elder came out and stood in the door. She went to the end of the walk and sang. The elder went to the end of the walk. She stood in a chasm a hundred fathoms deep and sang. The elder recoiled. Then she suddenly grabbed him saying "Venerable sir, it is not just one or two of the likes of you I have eaten".

18. Lack of good friends: where it is not possible to find a good friend as a teacher or the equivalent of a teacher or a preceptor or the equivalent of a preceptor, the lack of good friends there is a serious fault.

Early Buddhist Monastic Tradition and Today

The Path of Purity

Dhammapada

Heroes of the Three Kingdoms - but sad about the book, though, uhh!


The Later Han Dynasty (AD 23-220) had long been in decline due to the influence of eunuchs in court affairs, even running the government, and corruption which spread as a result of meddling from other corrupt officials. As time passed, good men were driven from office..... while the corrupt continued to gain office for their own family and friends to increase their power.....

Zhuge Liang, the Minister of Shu's goal, was to restore the Han Dynasty, using magic and Taoist methods to help him. He would often predict the future and baffle his enemies with his tactics..... Guan Yu was the sworn brother to Zhang Fei and Liu Bei. Called "the Peach Tree Oath", the three swore to live and die together..... A great and renowned warrior, he used a curved blade called Black Dragon, and was given a fantastic horse..... A charismatic and humble fellow, Liu Bei was very popular..... He died after attempting to avenge the deaths of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.....


Could that have been the basis for George King's "three Adepts" and their mystical stories of adventure? Or, perhaps it always did take at least three souls to achieve anything worthwhile on the Earth?

So disappointing, though, that even in this computer age, a supposedly close disciple of the Master could not even be bothered to write about him in a clear or detailed manner.....

From: "douglas chalmers" ddchalmers@hotmail...
To: info@aetherius.org
CC: bkeniepp@aetherius.org

Subject: SAD ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK!!!
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 14:57':21 EST

ATT: MR. BRIAN KENEIPP, THE AETHERIUS SOCIETY - RE: "OPERATION EARTHLIGHT"

We must all give thanks to you for the help you gave our Master, H.E. Dr. George King in his latter years and for your personal efforts and dedication to the Aetherius Society. None of the information about Ascended Masters would have been available to you or to me without George King's having made it so. Given the times of "Desert Storm" and "The New World Order" (your country's creations), Operation Earthlight has turned this world around since then.

It is a disappointment that you couldn't have studied your subject material better before putting it into print. A book written by a disciple about his/her Master is expected to be a well written and important document. Have you really done justice to all of the subject matter you had to present? I think not. You have skimmed through important topics in the first part so that no-one outside of your Society would have a clue what you are talking about.

Anyone who can only afford to devote a couple of paragraphs to the Initiation of Earth and half a page each for Karma + Reincarnation obviously hasn't really understood what he is writing about. I know you've tried to set a series of events into perspective but is that really what you've got here?

You said that George King had "...devoted all of his time to the Cosmic Masters..." (p.21). This doesn't include anything about Karmalight or the Alien Mission, etc. Didn't you know that they were his main missions? Everything after them was a fortuitous add-on which we are all lucky to have.

You didn't explain Spiritual Pushes nor Prayer Power batteries at all well. Wouldn't it have been appropriate to quote from George King's books, transmissions, etc.? And you got so involved in reporting George King's telepathic messages that you didn't really properly explain Operation Earthlight anyway.

Most books written by disciples are very eloquent and knowledgable treatises on the lives and teachings of their Masters and the missions/religions that they have founded. There are plenty of good examples. Richard Lawrence is the weakest and most pathetic example you could possibly follow. The only thing worth reading in his first book was the bibliography. Knowing George King personally, you should have been able to see that for yourself.

The Cosmic Masters dropped us off "here" 18 million-odd years ago and will ship us off gladly to Planet X just as soon as the can get rid of us again (ref. "Maldek" and the asteroid belt - intro to The Nine Freedoms - blog Ed.). Don't think that any of them are new here or just recently arrived either..... Why don't you try raising Kundalini yourself and find out what a trance state is really like? Then you would know that your understanding of the Great White Brotherhood on. p.98 doesn't really do them justice.

Haven't you misquoted your/our Master? George King said "Karma is pressure". Since when did he say "...pressure towards conformity..." and what kind of conformity did you envision anyway? Monique's version? Some of your points and descriptions are very perceptive and demonstrate an excellent understanding. Its a pity they are so few and so far between. Your effort lacks the uniform standard and polish that were the hallmark of all of your/our Master's work.

George King went out of his way to explain that we don't live in "other" dimensions (like the "4th dimension") but you still seem to want to have a bet each way on p.11. Again, Karma is a "law" by which "forces" can be manipulated, not the other way around (p.28). This is not just Luke Skywalker's "the Force", you know.

You probably have as much positive potential as anyone else in the Aetherius Society and I hope that you will re-write and re-work the first part of your book at least once you have learnt what it is that you are supposed to be advocating. You obviously have the sensitivity to understand your/our Master. And he is still here, you know..... Why don't you try getting the "full aspect George King" to show you your path? Then you'll be in trouble, ha! ha!

Yours sincerely,

DOUGLAS CHALMERS http://homepagesmsn.com/SpiritSt/.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

King Pigsy - or "monkey magic"???


More monkey-business.....

All that has evolved from the years of living in the presence of the Master is the "Temple of Monkey", it would seem. These strange shortcomings can only be blamed on those who are not so much seekers after Truth as sojourners in life and, as George King once said, "They merely lived through those years instead of LIVING those years". In effect, they have insulted their Master and Teacher and one wonders what their actual purpose really was.....?

“In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order, but the phoenix can fly only when it's feathers are grown..... then came a stone monkey..... The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!"




Zhu Bajie is better known to Westerners as Piggy or "Pigsy". He is one of the three assistants to the Tripitaka, the Chinese monk, Xuanzang, who in 629 AD, together with the Monkey King, QiTian Dasheng, set out with the monk as his escort and aides on his hazardous and enthralling trek to India to collect the sacred Buddhist scriptures. These were the heroes of the romance the Journey to the West..... He is also known by his name in religion, Zhu Wuneng - Seeker after Strength.

In the story, Pigsy was the former Superintendent of Navigation of the Milky Way. banished to be reincarnated on Earth for assaulting one of the daughters of the Jade Emperor. Unfortunately a mistake was made and he entered the womb of a sow and was born half-man and half-pig. He was ordained a priest by Guan Yin and is portrayed on altars and in murals as a composite deity, a human with the head of a pig. He carries a nine-toothed muck-rake as a defensive weapon which he used to good effect during the long and arduous journey escorting the pilgrim monk, Xuanzang.

Although he is usually regarded China-wide as the epitome of gluttony, in Taiwan he is also revered by prostitutes who call on his divine title Shoushou Ye, offering him incense and chants morning and evening whilst calling on him to bring them rich guests, foolish and witless, to be fleeced.....


Essentially, all that is left of the Aetherius Society in Los Angeles is a base for those who are more dedicated to their own particular pursuits whilst using the Society to give them some form of credentials and purported authority or relevance.

Chrissie Blaze and Paul Nugent - one is an astrologer and the other is more useful for taking out the garbage, uhh.






What was worse were the supposed comrades and colleagues who befriended George King and the new Aetherius Society when he arrived in California many years ago. It turned out that they wanted to use him or at least his stories for their own gain in one way or another. But those in the Society who haven't a clue what they are talking about must be the most ridiculous, and especially if they are long-standing "initiates", particularly the English members who moved to California, supposedly to serve their Master.

George King had said that the UFO flying saucer and "space contact" stories would eventually become more and more absurd and they certainly did. Perhaps he had an inkling of who would be writing some of them in the end....? Well, it can only happen in America.....

Parked near the shore of the western-most reach of Lake Mead, east of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada is VICTOR ONE, a spacecraft from an extraterrestrial culture in which the name of Commander Valiant Thor is prominent. VICTOR ONE is northwest of Hoover Dam, southeast of Nellis Air Force Base, northeast of the town of Henderson and south of the Gypsum Plant. VICTOR ONE has been in this vicinity for almost 20 years. This awesome craft is the flagship of the fleet.....


NICUFO is directed by its founder, Dr. Frank E. Stranges, "who has lectured on the subjects of UFOs, space and science phenomena throughout the world. He is considered to be a leading authority on UFOs and space phenomena..." although he has never seen a real UFO never mind ever having spoken to an intelligent alien. He has met George King, though..... http://nicufo.org/books.htm


One of the most repulsive things about his hypocritically elitist ..."inner circle" made up of a "chosen few"... was the sharing of supposed personal messages from the Master Jesus and Valiant Thor with which he misled the credulous and the gullible as well as the lonely and those cast aside by the sneeringly contemptuously righteous inner circle of the Directors of the Aetherius Society. That they also continued to cultivate Dr. Stranges in direct contradiction of their Master's warnings also proves something else.....

See ..... "...the Kingdom of swine..." and Monkey Heaven and also http://www.greatsage.net/

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another "In Memorium" - Anita Mui

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All of the world's major religions were founded in Asia - that is anywhere between Turkey and Taiwan. Christianity is no exception (W.Asia and N.E.Africa) and the people of Asia don't need screaming Europeans or Americans to tell them how it should be done........


Anita Mui, singer, actress; Queen of Hong Kong until 2003 - "Treasure those beside you" and you will live the best of your life.....

According to their Master, the Aetherius Society was founded on the specific instructions of Chinese ascended Master Saint Goo-Ling (or GuLing - yet another nom de plume) who he occasionally channelled. That doesn't give them the right to simply usurp all things Asian whilst still essentially presuming that "the Great White Brotherhood" of ascended masters is a white supremacist clique somehow existing solely for their own ridiculous benefit. Hum sup lo, uhh!

Again though, apart from what they have already been told, their initiates and Directors still seem to have no real idea WHY the Aetherius Society was ever actually founded. Sadly, that will remain forever one of the great unanswered questions of Life along with the still unknown reason as to WHY the human race was ever created, uhh. Now they will never be able to answer either as well as having failed to follow Goo-Ling's wise caution to always "Be kind to one another".

To put it yet another way, as George Kind once said, "You weren't put on this Earth to be unhappy". I'm sure Anita Mui would have agreed!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pretentious "Temple Degree Initiates", fake Buddhism and other false claims




Having had access to a genuine guru, a Master who has attained true Enlightenment himself, has had a strange effect upon the inner circle of members and directors of the Aetherius Society. In actual fact, they themselves have little or nothing to show. It is all so much ineffectual hot air despite their perceived exclusivity.

They are not aware that they are following their Master's work in the world but not his own path of personal spiritual development. Not having had certain essential experiences themselves, they naively dabble in things that they have no real experience or understanding of and can't see the dangers or the pitfalls yet, like monkeys, they cannot let go. Obviously, he chose not to train them any further.....

In other words, they are "the Masters' apprentices" in name only. Despite their efforts, they do not realize that they still haven't really stepped upon the Path. They are blocked by self-delusion and conceit and they are so pre-occupied with their position in the world that they are open to deception and manipulation in the worst ways.



As a kind of Spiritualist Church, the Aetherius Society is neither specifically a Christian organization or a Buddhist one or Hindu or anything else as far as the established religions are concerned. Yet, latterly, that has not stopped them from usurping the trappings of Buddhism in particular and their website is now crammed with statues of Buddhas and other religions' deities.

They seem to be trying to fill a chasm which has opened as regards their own inability to perceive a path and to follow it. In other words, they are doing their best to ignore their Master's directions. In the end, they can only build up their own egos to a point of conceit and self-destruction. This is known as madness and, having wandered away, they now have no-one on the higher realms to guide them as a result.

Depending upon cleverly making their way in the world by fooling both themselves and others will be their downfall. It is best not to be exposed to such folly oneself as the consequences are pitiful yet severe. Mao's "long march" or Moses' "forty years in the wilderness" will seem as nothing when it all finally catches up with them.

Doting on disgusting little figures such as this (below) and statues which do not belong to them will give no support in their hour of need. Not sweeping their own doorsteps before advising others is a serious shortcoming. Another teacher, Swami Yogananda, once condemned it as the "spiritual laziness" of those not awakened.

Praying into radionic batteries is a fools' errand when one has not developed the necessary mystical skills. Not only are they unable to retrieve the energy successfully, they are themselves unclean vessels from which nothing useful can come. And what "adept" would want to manipulate their murky emotionally-colored energy of wants and desires out into the world and what possible good could it do anyway?

It is very wrong of the Society to put pictures of mudras being performed onto the internet for public viewing. That applies to this person who imagines he is achieving anything just by adopting a hand-sign without the inner knowledge that goes with it. They are fools but worse still is the picture on their site of a woman performing a mudra and breathing exercise. That is suggesting to people that it is harmless to undertake such a practice unsupervised by a real Master.

Additionally, the websites of some of the Society's branches advertise yoga training classes although the Society doesn't teach yoga and none of its Directors or initiates were ever trained in yoga the way their Master was himself. That was not his aim. As such, they should refer people on to an accredited yoga school or desist unless the class is being run separately by an independently accredited teacher. And, as none of them have achieved the very specific level of inner Self-Realization necessary, they should also desist in showing or teaching mudra as well. But then, America has crazy gun laws too, uhh.....

As with the proverbial lowly priest who swept the stables and prayed for the animals, it is the quiet and the meek and humble and unassuming who actually may be the most spiritual. The ordinary Reiki healer usually does far better work in their earnestness and dedication than the arrogant so-called Reiki master who has stupidly paid many $1,000's for his or her supposed mastership over others. There are no certificates or paper degrees for these things. It is all in the heart and the innate desire to serve one's Creator, uhh.

Hui-neng: "...our essence of mind, which is the seed or kernel of enlightenment, is pure by nature, and by making use of this mind alone, we can reach buddhahood directly..."

Friday, May 30, 2008

SETI doesn't believe in UFO's!

If there's one thing you can be sure of, its certain that these telescope arrays and so forth are not there merely to search for the odd UFO - or even ET. Astronomy is the game at SETI and UC Berkeley, nothing else, uhh.

If they can persuade you to part with some computer time, it to their advantage in a big way. This email (below) might have shocked some of those in Silicone Valley who fund that research..... but think of a Creative Principle or Original Cause which is behind even the "Big Bang" and the creation of Its universe.

That is to say that science has now accepted that there is a "god" and a "creation". Pity that they are still so subject to evolution here on Earth, though. Interpreting The Designer's laws is far different than trying to construct theories to suit your own self-styled ignorance.

After all, we are all merely a product of Its creation - including all the 'evolution' on Earth.....



Original Message -----
From: Douglas D. Chalmers
To: lab-notes edu
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 7:44 PM

Subject: SETI***WHAT!?!?

ATT: MR. JACK WELCH - College of Engineering - University of California - Berkeley

RE: Lab Notes article - UC Berkeley News Centre

Dear Professor,

Thank you for your website invitation to comment on your SETI research. After the US bombing everywhere from Belgrade to Baghdad "back to the stone-age", you all certainly do need something to make you feel clever again. SETI is not only a "long shot" - it gives you the feeling (illusion) that you are actually calling the shots. What utter nonsense.

The main problem, of course and as usual, is in the minds of the researchers. After looking for biological life on Mars and elsewhere, all you have discovered is that you have failed to discover that there is something that you don't know. That is, you have overlooked something fundamental or, more accurately, have failed to consider it. In other words, your egos have blinded you all to something right in front of you.

That is typical of the human race and leads one to the clues as to why no alien intelligences have bothered to openly contact us. Given our history as a belligerent race, why would anyone of real intelligence want to? After all, wouldn't it be courting disaster to invite communication with a pack of foul rapacious bastards? That is, after all, what we are, you know, and we on Earth would be generally seen as that by anyone from anywhere else.

Do we really think that other intelligences would be as dumb as, or more dumb, than ourselves? Of course, if you are only looking for protoplasmic lifeforms, how would you recognise really intelligent life from another planetary culture anyway? So SETI scientists think so? Oh? Are you sure?



It has recently been supposedly accepted that the fourth dimension is time. How many generations staring at clocks did it take to work out that simple piece of information? When so-called science finally discovers that we live in a framework of at least seven dimensions (its no good just postulating - you have to actually know what that really is), perhaps then will we be on the road to the kind of discoveries that would induce alien intelligences to bother contacting us.

I mean, how long will it take some "bright spark" (with suitable paper credentials, of course) to realise that the fifth dimension is motion. Clue: look at the large dial in front of you when you drive your automobile. These are, after all, all measurable dimensions in which we operate (or exist), aren't they?

So, where did all those aliens go who we thought might be there in out solar system? Well, I'll ask you another question - where do "you" come from before "you" are born and where do "you" go to after "you" die. Answer: two sets of "you" ? - not really. Think about it - aren't we already all living in a multi-dimensional framework and existing in a subtle state around which we have grown a more gross physical body?

Does that mean that there is more than one framework of dimensions and do we simultaneously exist in all of these or, at least, can we move between them? You find out! How? Why should I tell you?

So, why wouldn't alien intelligences be more intelligent than us an why wouldn't they have discovered that it is not necessary to live in a gross form which ages and decomposes? That would surely solve a lot of social and logistical problems, wouldn't it? Then, how does one communicate with such intelligences? Again, you would have to make yourself so good in their eyes that they would want to? What!?!? That wouldn't go down well with the egos on your grants board (or wherever you get your funding from), would it?

So, if these alien intelligences (in whatever kind of bodies they inhabit) don't care to recognise your inflated egos or dubious qualifications, what, then, will they take notice of? Well, of course, another truly intelligent person who is sensitive enough to perceive that there is more to life than "eating, shitting and copulating". Sounds like you need a real scientist on your team, doesn't it? Where do you find them, these days? After all, how many "scientists", could
actually devise a table of elements for elements which they hadn't yet discovered, as the pioneers of your craft did (and so forth)?

Yes, I think you are merely running out of ideas. Perhaps, then, you will really have to come up with some original thoughts. Oh, drat!?!?

Yours sincerely,

DOUGLAS D. CHALMERS
Melbourne, Australia.



William J. Welch
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

Specialty areas: Formation of stars, dark dust clouds, Michelson interferometer array, and Allen telescope array

Research projects: In collaboration with other researchers and students in the Radio Astronomy Laboratory and Astronomers at the Universities of Maryland and Illinois, we have developed a Michelson Interferometer Array for millimeter wavelengths at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory of the University of California, located near Mt. Lassen in the northern part of the state. This instrument can form high-resolution images with good spectral coverage of regions of star formation. What we "see" is radiation emitted by trace chemicals in each dust cloud: HCN, CO, etc. The pictures show remarkable objects and processes such as energetic winds and outflows ejected from protostars and massive, rapidly rotating gas clouds with disk shape that are probably the early stages of star clusters. This instrument has operated as the Berkeley Maryland Illinois Association Millimeter Array since 1988. At the present time, this instrument is being combined with a similar array at Caltech which will be located at Cedar Flats in the Into Mountains of southern California. The new combined instrument will be known as CARMA. A new activity at the Hat Creek Observatory in which I am involved is the development of a novel large centimeter wavelength radio telescope, the Allen Telescope Array. This instrument, a joint project with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, will carry out sensitive studies of the ISM and the distant universe, as well as searches for technological evidence of complex life on other planets.
http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/forefront/spring2006/seti.html

http://sciencematters.berkeley.edu/archives/volume4/issue32/story1.php


Farewell Good Brothers (1992): A look at the "Contactees" who, back in the 1950s, claimed to have been contacted by friendly aliens from the planet Venus. They pioneered flying saucer mythology..... includes Frank E. Stranges and George King. Does anyone have a copy of this video to upload? Indeed, "farewell" if peoples' opinions today are as narrow as the reviewer's ridiculing "their belief that the "space brothers" are offering a message of salvation for humanity..." but then, the film was made as a kind of mockery perhaps anyway?

The Ray Nielsen fiasco - a "pet poodle" out of his depth.....

An email to which a satisfactory answer was never received from either the Aetherius Society's headquarters in Los Angeles or from their errant bishop, Ray Nielsen, in New Zealand. The magazine's editor in Brisbane, Australia was also too embarrassed to reply after having published an uninvestigated and uncorroborated special report on the Aetherius Society......

Original Message -----
From: douglas au
To: monique org
Cc: Aetherius Society LA HQ
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 10:01 AM

Subject: Re: INSIGHT MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2004 ISSUE***R.NIELSEN***

ATT: MS. MONIQUE KING - DIRECTOR 
 
Dear Monique King,
 
Kindly refer to the FOLLOWING EMAIL>>>> of 12th October to Ms. Samantha Moore, office manager, Insight magazine in Brisbane, Australia (http://www.insightpublishingcompany.com/) regarding certain statements made by your irresponsible bishop, Mr. Ray Nielsen, as their guest editor in February this year.
 
I was not aware until recently that you have all now marginalised, diminished and usurped your Master's role and his life's work. If Ray Nielsen ever thought he could project into the lower astrals and achieve anything, he might have some claim to having played a "...key role...". We all know that this is not the case.
 
I am sending this message to you to give you the opportunity to do something about controlling and disciplining your worthless emissaries. Expounding something other than the Truth will inevitably have a negative effect on the minds of all those young people who are being subtly misled into Mr. Nielsen's selfish ego constructs. That was never what George King wanted from any of you.
 
Thank you and good day.
 
DOUGLAS CHALMERS

***************************************** 
 
douglas.chalmers@earthlink... wrote:
 
Hello Samantha,

Thank you for your kind words in replying to me and your prompt response in sending me a copy of your February back-issue of Insight. Whose is the beautiful face on the cover? I noticed an article on page 32 but no information about her. Any clues?

I noted with interest the articles on George King's "Aetherius Society" by Ray Nielsen and others. It is good to see that the work of a real enlightened master is still being promoted.

Unfortunately, I must disagree with the statement by Ray Nielsen (editorial, p.3) that "...for over 40 years, I have.....played a key role in The Aetherius Society's mission...". That is not what he spent at least 30 of those years doing and it is only since he was made a bishop of the Aetherius "church" that he has done anything like that. I know these people and it was not like that. Nielsen was George King's personal assistant and that was all.

It was always very much George King's organisation when he was alive and it was he who solely played the "key role" in spreading the teachings he received through mediumship or channelling whist in a 'positive' self-induced trance state as well as LIVING those teachings and diligently attending to whatever tasks his teachers or masters gave to him or directed him to do. No-one else was really capable of the depth of knowledge and, in those dark days of the 'cold war' global madness, the real bravery it took to competently deliver those messages of TRUTH to a desperate but ignorant world.

In fact, George King could have just as easily and with much less risk to himself made himself popular and wealthy by promoting himself as "guru" this or "yogi" that as many have done. Instead, he chose to follow the path he was given because he could see that it would help the world and all people by that much and more than by merely catering to his own personal benefit. That, and the truth in the words that were spoken, proved him to be the real article in every respect.

Sadly, if you look at it on their website, that portrait photo of George King which you printed has been 'colourised' more recently by his followers to give him a 'California surfie' look with blond hair and blue eyes! As you can see by the other photo you printed, he actually had black hair and brown eyes - a 'look' which is now becoming much more popular in California these days with the Latino (and Asian) influence finally taking precedence as it once was long before.

If anyone had ever dared to look at George King when he was in one of his "power" states with The Force flowing through him, they would have seen something else quite different again:-

  "Oh, to look again into those Awe-ful Eyes
   Death.... and Life.... and Beyond.....
    Forever and  ever"


Only one who can travel freely between the worlds ("heaven" and "hell") and can fearlessly meet whatever is there has that appearance. Even those Buddhist meditation masters who I have met who have had  "diamond light" in their eyes, and with all credit due to them, have not had that kind of power or spiritual development.

When my mother was the organiser of the Queensland branch of The Aetherius Society (in about 1960), I recall that she had once complained that the then very small Aetherius Society was in danger of becoming the "Ray Nielsen society" when he was assisting with its running while George King spent much time doing his essential work. It would seem that is also why he was more recently "encouraged" to leave their headquarters in Los Angeles and go far away to the other side of the world. Well, now I guess he can have it his way over here.

It is disappointing to find that those who were fortunate enough to live for years with their master have still not given up their silly egos or whatever else is holding them back from truly benefitting themselves from his valuable guidance and teaching. Nielsen and Co seem to be only able to recount what their master has done in the past but still have not been able to put it completely into the context of the present. That is still worthwhile but it does not give people NOW what they really need.

You only have to look at the healing (etheric/ spiritual) instruction video that the Aetherius Society put out a few years back to see that Ray Nielsen doesn't really have a clue when it comes to the way he was waving his hands about in that pathetic demonstration. I've seen real healers at work and not even George King would have done his hands-on healing anything like that - and they had the cheek to grizzle when I told them so!

No-one can heal without demonstrating true LOVE - that is all it takes and the technique is secondary. No amount of "stage performance" (like Shamans or so-called Philipino "faith" healers) ever does anything except in the mind of those looking on and possibly the patient if they are ignorant enough. I don't know what Nielsen thought he was up to but it wasn't anywhere up to the standard one would expect from a sincere disciple of a real master.

In all those years, none of his followers seem to have fully grasped the essence of what George King was doing. You would expect most of them to have attained enlightenment by now but they seem to still be proving that they haven't applied themselves diligently enough. Except for the teachings of the masters and the story of George King's achievements, any failed ShaoLin monk would be able to put them to shame. Instead, they have, for the most part, been so pre-occupied with their "position" in their church instead of going out into the world to demonstrate the power of real love in action as they were required to.

George King once referred to "...you robed ones..." in a rueful lecture on their woeful failures including their apparent inability to follow the pointed advice of the ascended Chinese master who had instructed George King to found the Aetherius Society to "be kind to one another". You only have to listen to the lectures on cassette of a couple of their "bishops" to find what pointless prattling they have limited themselves to in the past instead of trying to live up to the example of their master. I hope they can do a little better than that now. That is why George King alone played the key role in disseminating the teachings and any decent student of metaphysics or mysticism would be impressed by his clear forthright lectures and vast genuine knowledge of his subject.

Thanking you for your kind assistance.

DOUGLAS CHALMERS

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Misleading "benefits" of membership

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Looking at the Aetherius Society's "Membership" section on their website, the following is expressly stated (an extract):-

The Aetherius Society is a Spiritual Order, which was brought into being not by man, but through man by The Cosmic Masters Themselves! It is an organization devoted to Spiritual action and the spreading of the Cosmic Teachings with which it has been entrusted.

Membership is a major Initiatory step.

Members of The Aetherius Society feel very privileged to be part of this Spiritual organization and to be able to give Service to humanity in the many practical ways made possible by our Dr. George King, who lived from 1919 to 1997.

To become a Member is a major initiatory step in a person's path of Spiritual development. Such a step opens the way for the karmic opportunities and initiations, which are available to members.

Access to the greatest Cosmic Teachings ever given to Earth;
Direct cooperation with The Cosmic Masters through world-saving missions;
Participation in our mission to help heal and uplift mankind;
Participation in our missions to help heal The Mother Earth;
Opportunities for great Spiritual advancement.

We invite all Spiritually minded individuals who wish to support the aims and objects of The Aetherius Society and cooperate with our world-uplifting activities, to apply for Membership..........

Full Membership

Full Membership entails a definite level of commitment to the Society and its global mission of world peace and enlightenment...........

During all official functions a link is created between the attenders on the physical plane and the attendees of the Temple of The Aetherius Society on the higher mental planes. Members also often hold their own Services at home to send out much needed Spiritual energy and healing to the world........

Annual Questionnaire

At the end of each Earthyear, Full Members are asked to detail their cooperation with The Aetherius Society activities throughout the year on a questionnaire, such as observance of Commemoration Dates, First and Last Hour of a Spiritual Push, regular Twelve Blessings Services performed in their homes each week, etc. Through this we can make sure that your Spiritual work for our great cause is recognized in an appropriate manner. Based on this information, future awards and Initiations will be assessed.

Certificates Of Merit

There are three basic categories of Certificates of Merit, which can be obtained after three years of Full Membership. These are awarded for regular participation in official activities, for financial support, and for direct help in the work of The Aetherius Society. As soon as two such Certificates have been earned, the Member can apply to sit for their Temple Degree examination.........

Help On Your Demise

Full Members of The Aetherius Society benefit from a unique Service when they pass on to the other realms. Our Spiritual Master, His Eminence Sir George King, arranged for Full Members who have passed over to be met by entities of a high caliber who will help them personally during the transition period.

Spiritual Protection

All Members, whether Full or Associate, come under the Spiritual protection of the Group Soul of The Aetherius Society - an organization of tremendous karmic potency because of the great good it performs for the salvation and enlightenment of humanity. The largest and most potent part of the Group Soul is active on the Higher Mental Realms of Earth.........




"Saint Gu-Ling's" mother-in-law!



In particular, I believe that some members were deceived over the long term and induced by such membership conditions and assertations to fear for their personal spiritual progress, even after they died and passed on, if they did not continue to support the Aetherius Society in every possible manner during their lifetime.

In fact, they were most probably eventually so fearful of their own personal spiritual situation that they failed to realize that they were not acting in their own best interests and to the extent that personal service had become the sacrifice of any reasonable regard for their own individual rights.

Those so-called benefits of "Help On Your Demise" and "Spiritual Protection" were latterly always uppermost on the minds of some members and I believe that their personal unresolved fears and anxieties made some vulnerable and that was played upon if not preyed upon by the dubious claims of imagined spiritual benefits both during their lifetime and later upon whatever spiritual realm they supposedly eventually found themselves as a deceased discarnate entity.

In examing their claims, despite whatever spirtual abilities their Master, George King, had in the past, not one of the people running the Aetherius Society has in any way any personal ability whatsoever to manifest their touted promises of either "Spiritual Protection" to members or of "Help On Your Demise" to members and it is mischeviously conceited of them to continue such erroneous assertations after their Master's passing.

The fact that George King, as the founder of the Aetherius Society, made those claims himself many years ago was and is questionable in itself as, even if he actually had that rare psychic or spiritual ability, such promises would certainly have had some effect upon the minds of members of the Society. It would seem that the more devoted members were, the more gullible they became and the more naively susceptible they were as the result of being part of the founder's "very privileged" society.

There is no doubt that the surviving directors of the Aetherius Society are behaving arrogantly and pompously in asserting themselves as leaders of "a Spiritual Order, which was brought into being not by man, but through man by The Cosmic Masters Themselves..." and that to become a Member is in any way "a major initiatory step in a person's path of Spiritual development..." whilst they are running things for their own self-styled aggrandizement.

I can hardly imagine that such a path of egotistical delusion and deceit could any longer be called "spiritual service" or even be construed in any way to be a path of genuinely helping others and the world at large. They are instead profitably bargaining their way in the world with false blandishments of imaginary "karmic opportunities" and of supposed spiritual "initiations" that they themselves are not spiritual enough to be able to perform, if they are totally honest with themselves.

Thus there is no doubt that some members were induced one way or another over their years of membership in the Aetherius Society to erroneously believe that they could eventually buy their way into Heaven. There was obviously the likelihood of some negative result and one wonders how many other individuals who were once members of the Aetherius Society were eventually affected by that and fears of things that could supposedly happen to them upon the spirit realms of the dead and departed.

All that I can now see as a benefit of membership being offered is that you get to dress up and parade around in some kind of pretentious robes and pass yourself off as a "Temple Degree Initiate", uhh.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Great Tantra Challenge

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Just aside from the main topic, I mention this as an example of challenging the established lies and distortions which continue to prop up all vested interests in this world......

Sanal Edamaruku..... challenged India's most "powerful" tantrik (black magician) to demonstrate his powers on him. That was the beginning of an unprecedented experiment. After all his chanting of mantra (magic words) and ceremonies of tantra failed, the tantrik decided to kill Sanal Edamaruku with the "ultimate destruction ceremony" on live TV. Sanal Edamaruku agreed and sat in the altar of the black magic ritual........

By doing so, Sanal Edamaruku has broken the spell, and has taken away much of the fear of those who witnessed his triumph. In this night, one of the most dangerous and wide spread superstitions in India suffered a severe blow.....

Tantriks are creating such a scaring atmosphere that even people, who know that black magic has no base, can just break down out of fear, commented a scientist during the program. 
It needs enormous courage and confidence to challenge them by actually putting one’s life at risk, he said.....


I'm not so sure that "mantra and tantra have no power" but this  tantrik priest (or was he an actor?) certainly couldn't manifest anything but meaningless words and ineffectual actions......





But the most evil people in modern society are not the religionists but the legalists who still cling to their power at any cost. The judiciary hide behind a veil of privilege and immunity from prosecution just as politicians (usually lawyers) do in their cowards' castles.

From there, through fear they can control people with impunity in a society which still holds onto an ancient punishment mentality and a false belief in imprisonment as a solution to its problems. Yet another FAKE religion, uhh!

The Man and the boys.....

The difference between ENLIGHTENMENT in the Master and the ego nature as manifest in some of the  Aetherius Society "Temple Degree Initiates" and Directors........ more obvious still in some other pictures - and certainly woefully apparent in their lame lectures and irrelevant writings, uhh!



Who would want to follow these latter-day pigs yet they so pretentiously style themselves as worthy to take over the mantle of leadership of a spiritual organization founded by an Enlightened Master thus usurping the Society for their own purposes and a lesser agenda as regards the Master's mission!?!?

Richard Lawrence - usurper


John Holder - pretender


One of the worst things that ever happened to the new HQ of the Aetherius Society in Los Angeles in the 1960's - 70's was that the useless crew from the London HQ of the organization migrated on some kind of permanent holiday in the sun. Actually, that was more like what the English once called "a bugs' flitting" and it had a harmful effect in many ways upon the white racist Orange County folk they happily found themselves with (those nice white policemen protecting us from those awful black folks, uhh).

To this day, the Aetherius Society in the USA has failed to attract any substantial ethnic representation in its membership from the African-American community or the more recently enlarged Latino and Asian communities. It is also questionable as to whether its Anglo or European membership would not have increased more significantly without the English continually turning up to run things their way.



Even more shameful though, and again to suit their whims, they colorized their Master's hair and eyes in his picture on the front of their website so that he appeared as some kind of pathetic out-of-date blond and blue-eyed California surfer. He always had black hair and brown eyes which is now, of course, a look more popular  than ever with the Asian and Latino communities to whom California really always belonged.

Leaving the Aetherius Society

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Like another well-known yoga organization, "leaving" is an imperative once one discovers that things are no longer working successfully or that you are not receiving the individual respect or support to which you should be entitled or that Service is no longer "the jewel in the rock" of their supposed attainments.

Other cults had problems with their gurus as well as with the management but that was not the real issue with the Aetherius Society. The founder was perhaps a little too pre-occupied with his own mission to be able to prevent some of the ego problems that arose from time to time. Perhaps his authority was even usurped?

Back in the early years in London,  it had already become known as "the Ray Nielsen society" after one of the members who eventually became employed as the Master's personal assistant or 'batman'. That people like that were later made bishops of the Society's church was consequently a serious error but it was never rectified.

Inevitably, though, the effects on the members of having a guru or master are extensive whether the master is a good person or not. How that is handled or appreciated by the organization's management became a problem for the Aetherius Society once the Master had entrusted things to the directors. All dissent was totally suppressed.

In some ways, the beliefs and mannerisms of the Aetherius Society have grown to become strikingly similar to Scientology, particularly with regard to their "operation Prayer Power" and some absent healing techniques. See Tom Cruise Indoctrination Video: "When you're a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help... We are the way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures." So much for "the study of truth...".

In comparing those situations, there is a lot to be learned by studying the Leaving Siddha Yoga website and the writings of Daniel Shaw, LCSW, a psychologist specializing in abusive cults.....

More disturbing..... was the increasing rift in the organisation as Muktananda’s health failed and his close personal control slipped away. Followers began to side either with the "ambitious and dominant" Gurumayi or her younger brother Nityananda. After Muktananda’s death elements within the organisation..... and the relentless jockeying for power by some members - ran unchecked.

"Most people were only intereseted in being part of a powerful organisation. It became blatantly corrupt. It reached the point that there was no free speech any more..... Too many people were no longer even attempting to live the teachings - which simply, were to recognize God in everyone. It had become a cult."

Dan makes no secret that he always felt more empathy with Nityananda, previously called Subhash, than with the "sharp and controlling" Gurumayi.....


See http://www.leavingsiddhayoga.net/ and go to http://www.leavingsiddhayoga.net/frames2.htm and check their articles such as:-

Leaving the Ashram; O Guru, Guru, Guru,
Agitators at the Ashram; The Emperor's Tantric Robes, 
The Heart of the Secret: A Personal & Scholarly Encounter with Shakta Tantrism in Siddha Yoga,
etc, etc, etc

Also see http://www.danielshawlcsw.com/ and his articles at http://www.danielshawlcsw.com/publications.html on similar issues:-

The Dark Side of Enlightenment; On the therapeutic action of analytic love;
Traumatic Abuse In Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective;
Psychoanalysis, Meet Spirituality: And This Time, Get It Right;
Madness and Evil: Book Review of "The Sullivanian/Fourth Wall Community,
etc, etc, etc

Aya Ueto - Achieving "cut-through" in the world of illusion.....

The Earth is a Dangerous Place - The World View of the Aetherius Society



Now that the Aetherius Society has "the great Truths..... released to Terra through metaphysical means...",  are they really living by those TRUTHS or are they merely using them as building blocks for their own self-centred and illusory aggrandizement?

An extract from an article in the Marburg Journal of Religion regarding the Aetherius Society by John A Saliba, University of Detroit, Mercy Religious Studies Department, Michigan:-  

The Earth is a Dangerous Place - 1) Intro.....

Of the UFO organizations listed by Melton (1996) in his encyclopedia, the majority are quite harmless and not prone to violence. While many look forward to an age when human life will be improved through contact with aliens, only a few maintain that the end of the world is imminent, or that the advent of the flying saucers is about to happen, or that the aliens are nefarious and dangerous entities intent of destroying humankind. This paper[1] examines a contemporary flying saucer religion, namely, the Aetherius Society, and attempts to show, by an examination of its world view, that it does not fit into the foreboding scenario found especially in the popular media....... and aim at depicting the Society's world view from the "inside out" rather than from the "outside in." It will reproduce, and reach conclusions from, data provided by the Aetherius Society itself. Such an approach is justified both from practical and theoretical point of views. From a practical viewpoint, there is so little scholarly information on the Society that one has no choice but to rely on its publications and on the researcher's interactions with its members......


2) The Aetherius Society and its Founder

The Aetherius Society, one of the most well-known flying-saucer religions,[3] was founded in the mid-1950s by the late George King (1919-1997) who claimed to have received continual communications, through physical contact, trance, and telepathy, from various extraterrestrial beings who stem mainly from different planets in our solar system. His eminence Dr. George King, as the members of the Society usually address him, has been lavished with innumerable titles, academic degrees, and honors.[4] He is credited with countless skills, accomplishments, and missions (Cosmic Voice, vol. 16, May 1977: 1-8). He is regarded as a charismatic leader by the society's members and is referred to in its literature as an author, inventor, metaphysician, occultist, prophet, psychic, spiritual healer, spiritual leader, teacher, yogi, and Aquarian master. The following dedication in tribute to George King at his death sums up the high esteem in which the Society's members hold him (Cosmic Voice 1997):

To his eminence Sir George King, Beloved Master and Cosmic Avatar whose long life of selfless Service and sacrifice is the example to all who would dedicate their lives to God through practical Spiritual Action, and thus bring a New Age of Peace and Enlightenment to the Earth for the benefit of their fellow man [sic].


Roy Wallis (1974) describes King in classical Weberian terms, namely as a mystagogue who "offers a largely magical means of salvation." The reason for this is probably because King created and directed a number of spiritual and occult techniques and invented artifacts which seem to have magical power........








3) Organization

The Aetherius Society, which gets it name from the pseudonym of a being from Planet Venus who first contacted George King, is probably the most well-organized Flying-saucer religion........  Its work is closely linked to the directives of the Cosmic Masters who are believed to use the Society as an essential tool for the purpose of achieving universal peace and world enlightenment..... Its members participate in this noble task and become "builders of the New Age"........ The Aetherius Society harbors and encourages good relationships with other religions from which it incorporates several religious themes and spiritual goals. Unlike some of the new religious organizations, the Society does not proselytize........ Its members, however, believe that the Society has a function that is not being fulfilled by the other faiths. In one transmission from one extraterrestrial named Mars Sector 6, King maintains that it was revealed that "the orthodox religions have been given every opportunity to make known the great Truths. They have failed because they have chosen to exercise petty free will........  More recently, Richard Lawrence (1997), reflecting on the future of the Society after King's death, writes: "Over and over again, the plans and teachings of great Avatars have not gone ahead correctly after their lifetime. Ours is greater than any previous spiritual legacy, but it will work only if we make it work."


4) Major Beliefs

The beliefs of the Aetherius Society are rather complex. As an organization that promotes occult wisdom, it incorporates ideas from various religious traditions. Reference to God is common in its prayers (King 1966), though the planetary beings appear to occupy the central stage in the members' spiritual lives. Its main beliefs are listed as follows: Service to mankind........ Some of the major beliefs and goals of the Society are summarized in "nine freedoms," which express its goals as well as the stages of spiritual development open to all human beings (King 1963). These freedoms consist of (1) bravery; (2) love; (3) service; (4) enlightenment....... 5)


Interplanetary Beings

One of the Aetherius Society's main beliefs is the existence of a kind of pantheon of beings, referred to as Interplanetary Intelligences, who form a spiritual hierarchy concerned with the welfare of planet Earth. These beings, unlike the aliens of abduction accounts,[17] are for the most part benign, compassionate, peace-loving, and dedicated to the service of others and, scientifically and spiritually, millions of years ahead of the human race here on Earth. They live in a paradisial state and place, where old age, disease, natural disasters, and wars do not exist.....  Martians are described as having brown skin without any blemish or wrinkle..... Some of the teachings of the Aetherius Society have led one scholar, Robert Ellwood, to place the Society within the Theosophical tradition. The literature of the Aetherius Society in the late 1950s and early 1960s exhibits both great concern for the dangers of atomic warfare and fallout as well as excitement about UFO sightings. Accounts that the planet Earth is under attack by evil cosmic forces and references to the coming of the next cosmic Master,[18] may have led Ellwood to interpret the struggles with evil forces as apocalyptic in nature and to conclude that "like the Adamski teachings, Aetherius can be thought of as apocalyptic theosophy"..... In fact, some of the transmissions from the Masters suggest that the end is far from near. Master Aetherius, for example, is recorded to have said that the "Third satellite will continue to come into Orbit of your Earth for many centuries to come" (King c1975: 6, 30). He has also given to King the dates for the next 1,000 years during which Satellite No. 3 will be operating round the Earth (King, c1975: 34ff.). The society believes that we are on the verge of a great millennium, the Age of Aquarius, which is described as follows (King 1996: 85):

In the Age of Aquarius we will see a merging of science and religion; a breaking down of the barriers between different religions and cultural and racial groups; the introduction of mysticism into orthodox thinking to bring a deeper realization about the meaning of life in all aspects; and, above all, a much clearer realization and recognition of the importance of Service to humanity.


Even though one of the goals of the Society is to prepare for the eventual coming of the next Master, there has never been any attempt to specify the time of his arrival. King has stated that when the next Master will arrive, he will come as an adult in a spacecraft and present irrefutable credentials to the Earth's leaders. Though it is said that he will come "shortly," his arrival will depend on whether there are enough people prepared to receive him........ Members of the Aetherius Society are not preoccupied with an imminent catastrophe that will mark the end of the world. Rather they believe that the Earth faces periodic disasters of vast proportions. These calamities, which may stem from both internal and external sources, can, and have been on several occasions, averted. They are not inevitable or fatalistic. Thus, for example, there was an urgency to the early messages King received from the Space Intelligences. Some of these beings, referred to as the "Lords of the Ineffable Flame of the Logos of the Earth," are endowed with unlimited power and could, if necessary, prevent human beings from destroying the planet through atomic warfare ..... Others visit the Earth regularly to protect it from the wrong thoughts and actions of humankind and to help humans to live according to God's laws so that dangerous situations may be interrupted and prevented from harming the human race...... The cosmic battles with evil forces or intelligences also bear some resemblance to the fundamentalist Christian concept of "spiritual warfare," shorn of its imminent apocalyptic content..... The Society's literature contains several records which corroborate their belief that the Earth had been on the brink of annihilation.....





7) Main Operations and Missions

In practice, much of the work of members of the Society is dedicated to conducting and/or maintaining several major operations and/or missions, some of which confirm the members' preoccupation with the perils to which the Earth is exposed. Among these missions are..... (1) Operation Starlight, a Mission which began in Holdstone Down in Devon, England, in July 1958, and continued till August 1961. During this period 19 select mountains were charged with spiritual energy that can be radiated to uplift our world by anyone who prays unselfishly on them. Located in different parts of the world..... they can be used to send out spiritual energies to the world by anyone who, with pure and selfless motives, climbs them and prays for peace and enlightenment.....


8) Ritual Practices

The rituals of the Aetherius Society, which can be rather elaborate, are carried out on a weekly basis and on special commemorative occasions. The temple (often a small room) where the services are held is usually decorated with religious symbols that include a photograph of George King and a portrait of the Master Jesus. Members sit either in a circle or in rows facing a sanctuary area where religious objects are displayed and from where the officiating ministers lead the congregation.

Every week the following services are held: (1) a prayer meeting that includes a short meditation period, the recitation of some segments of the Twelve Blessings of Jesus, and petitions for the healing at a distance for anyone who has requested to be placed on the healing list; (2) a service dedicated to Operation Prayer Power; (3) a private healing service; and (4) a regular Sunday service, during which taped instructions or lectures of King and messages from various planetary beings might be played.

On a yearly basis the start and/or completion of several of the Missions and Operations are commemorated. Pilgrimages to the Holy Mountains, charged with spiritual power during Operation Starlight, are periodically made by devoted members of the Society.....

Various other spiritual practices are also encouraged. Instructions for spiritual healing, correct breathing exercises for promoting mental balance and spiritual well-being, healthy drinking and eating habits, and aura cleansing exercises can be found in the Society's literature..... Yoga plays an important part in the lives of the Society's members since it is the means by which an individual comes into contact with his or her Higher Self and thus acquires the knowledge and understanding of truth.....


9) Future of the Society

The future of new religious movements has been one of the concerns of scholars studying them (Bromley and Hammond 1987). Sociologists tend to look on new religious groups as dynamic organizations subject to change. New movements can remain marginal in the society in which they sprung; or they could simple die out because of internal conflicts and/or outwards pressures. They could alternatively grow into larger bodies and become established religious groups. This, in the opinion of Stark and Bainbridge, is not very plausible. They think that "all contemporary cult movements contain too much magic to become really successful mass movements"..... and they expect no single new religious movement to become a dominant force in Western culture.

The future of the Aetherius Society depends very much on what happens in the aftermath of the demise of its leader. Even during the last few years prior to King's death, there seems to have been very little speculation among members of the Society on this issue. Some believe that George King will not be succeeded by another Master as the Primary Mental Channel. One transmission from the Master Aetherius states explicitly: "When George King--as you call him--has to vacate the terrestrial body he now inhabits, he will not be replaced" (King c1975: 7). Other maintain that in the unspecified future a Cosmic Intelligence could come to Earth and be the next Master with a mandate to act as the spokesman for the Interplanetary Intelligences.

What will happen to the Aetherius Society is open to several speculative possibilities:


(1) After the death of it's founder, the members will disband and the Society will cease to exist. This is unlikely to happen since, as Gordon Melton has remarked, "the death of the founder rarely proves fatal or leads to drastic alteration in the group's life"..... It has, in fact, not happened. Rather the Society, a year and half after King's death, is continuing to operate with no visible changes in the religious lives of its members.

(2) The Society will split into several branches as happened to other religious movements. There is no indication, however, that any rifts between members have occurred and there are no signs of factions within the Society. The Board of Directors is carrying on business as usual and there is no evidence of internal conflicts between individuals vying for control. The relatively small size of its membership is likely to militate against divisions..... (Ed.???)

(3) The Society will become an institutionalized religious organization with authority and charisma vested in itself. The succession of authority, necessary if the organization is to survive, will pass from George King to the membership or board of directors. This is what is apparently taking place. The fact that the Society has been a well-structured organization with a well-defined religious agenda favors such institutionalization. As Gordon Melton (1991: 8) has pointed out "once the founder articulates the group's teachings and practices, they exist independently of him/her and can and do develop a life of their own."

To some extent the Aetherius Society had already begun the process of institutionalization before King's death. Its leader made provision for the continuation of the society's missions. He not only established the Board of Directors which would provide a mechanism for governance, but also stated explicitly (King 1989) that after he is gone, the members of the Society will still be able to cooperate with the uplifting, healing, and inspiring spiritual energies sent from Satellite 3.

Less than two years after King's death, the Aetherius Society has already assumed the task of continuing King's work....... Another example of the move towards institutionalization is the exercise known as a "Spiritual Push." Since the 1950s the Society's members have believed that a massive spacecraft, known as Satellite No. 3 and manned by the Cosmic Masters, came into the Earth's orbit to beam the correct energy to those people, irrespective of their belief or nationality, involved in helping humankind...... There are set times, four every year, when this satellite is believed to come into orbit and radiate its energies......

It is, therefore, likely that the Aetherius Society will continue to function as a small religious movement or organization where belief in flying saucers is central and whose main mission is to protect the Earth from evil forces and prepare it for the millennium.......