Dana and Anton, Agent V and Agent M appear on Alyson Dunlop’s XFiles (ADXFiles) to discuss Aliens and the Occult. Topics include Aleister Crowley, Aiwass, LAM, Austin Osman Spare, Chaos Magic, sigils, KIA Invisible Agents, childhood experiences, liminal states, crocodiles, cats, aliens and Operation Intruder. There is also some classic music in the interludes. Enjoy!
This book expands upon the previous book by the same author ‘Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts‘ and I recommend that book is read first. That said this book does spend its first section recapping that material to some extent, and adding to it with new cipher material.
It also examines in greater detail the idea of an amphibious entity from Sumerian myth named Oannes, that apparently came to Earth from Sirius, and the connections between this deity and St John, the patron of Masons, the name John being derived from Oannes.
Just as I felt perhaps this recap was going on slightly too long we are presented with a revised ritual of ‘the bornless one’ based upon the findings. It being modified to contact John or Oannes, and make use of many of the secret names unveiled by the cipher in the first part of the book and in the previous volume.
I happened to be reading these two books out loud to my partner and so when I read the invocations in the ritual aloud I felt the strangeness they conjured in the room. Luckily my partner interrupted so we didn’t summon an extraterrestrial, or hapless lost tourist named John, on this occasion, but we do feel inspired to try it, or a further modified version of it, out on some occasion in future.
All in all I really enjoyed this book. I think I would have prefered if it had more rituals and less recap of the cipher material, but this doesn’t detract from it being a good read.
When I obtained this book I wasn’t aware that there was a more recent edition, which the author recommends instead of this version, so I’m not sure what I may have missed out on by getting this older ‘IllumiNet Press’ 1994 edition.
However the book describes a cipher discovered in Aleister Crowley’s ‘Book of the Law’, this being in the form of letters in the English alphabet each having a distinct numerical value, with words and phrases being assigned a numeric total. This seems similar to experiments in Gematria and numerology that will be familiar to most students of the occult. However in this case secret names can be used to conceal references to phrases and words with an equal value in ‘The Book of the Law’ and other key texts by Crowley.
This cipher was discovered and elaborated on by a series of Crowley’s magical students, who named it English Qaballah, or EQ. It has also been called NAEQ, cipher 6 and the ALW cipher. Allen Greenfield, on coming across their research decided to apply the cipher to some of the weird names found in UFO contact cases and the accounts of magicians and psychics that claim to have channelled material from extraterrestrial intelligences, including Crowley himself, with some startling correspondences.
He records his findings in this book, which goes a long way towards creating a ‘field of high weirdness’ in an open reader. I recommend this to any magician seeking to work with extra-terrestrial or ultra-terrestrial intelligences in their magic, along with its companion volume, ‘Secret Rituals of the Men in Black.’
My interest in the cipher, and use of it in my own spirit contact cases, lead me to develop the EnigMagick software, which finds matches for any phrase or number in Liber AL or other texts.
A map of the universe showing the galaxies colour coded by their proximity to our own: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~dfabricant/huchra/2mass/public.php#mapping
Pretty awe inspiring…
Photographer Nick Risinger spent a year travelling the world to create a complete and highly detailed photographic map of the night sky, which can browsed here:
The ouroborus of the milky way, with its serpent eye and open jaw appears quite striking…