Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lucifer's Technologies: Hoyle's Hypothesis

Pazuzu installed at the ICA 
in 2008.
For real.

"Suppose we are actually living in a multi-dimensional time track with the same space, including a young primeval world, our own and a much older world with advanced technology, all ageing and developing side by side, conscious and sometimes stirred by the presence of the others - strange ships in the sky, images of ancient creatures, the imprudent antics of poltergeists and strange noises like the creaking of bedsprings from an empty room.  
"These time tracks spin around like separate grooves of a gramophone record, each playing a different score until given a sudden jolt when the needle jumps a track, imposing for a very short period an unintelligible tune upon its neighbour before being returned to its own groove again."
 Wing Commander Sir Peter Horsley, former Equerry to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip


As we've established, the figure of Lucifer seems to be a demonization of several ancient gods and heroes, including the civilizing figures such as Oannes, Prometheus, Osiris-Dionysus and most important perhaps, Cadmus. 

But the term 'demonization' itself is revealing since the ancient Greek conception of daimones was identical in most ways to the Judeo-Christian conception of angels, particularly guardian angels.

In most ways, but not all. The term daimon originally referred to a spirit that was both protector and bringer of knowledge. The Romans called the daimones genii, the root of the term genius. You've probably heard that if someone was particularly gifted a Roman would say she had a genius, not that she was a genius.

Church fathers like Augustine dismissed the distinctions pagans made between good daemons (eudemons) and bad ones (kakodemons), though the idea of heavenly angels and fallen angels already existed as a corollary (particularly in the Book of Enoch).

But Augustine in particular was deeply influenced by the stark, simplistic dualism of Manichaeism, the Mesopotamian Gnostic faith he held before his conversion. Splitting hairs just wasn't his style.  

Another Apeulius quote by Augustine may just shed an important light on all the information we've just covered here:
The same Apuleius, when speaking concerning the manners of demons, said that they are agitated with the same perturbations of mind as men; that they are provoked by injuries, propitiated by services and by gifts, rejoice in honors, are delighted with a variety of sacred rites†, and are annoyed if any of them be neglected.  
Among other things, he also says that on them depend the divinations of augurs, soothsayers, and prophets, and the revelations of dreams, and that from them also are the miracles of the magicians. 


There are those who believe the Roswell event was real but don't believe it had anything to do with extraterrestrials from another star. 
The so-called Collins Elite, the alleged secret society within the Department of Defense, have an entirely novel take on the crash:

Beyond any shadow of doubt at all, the strangest belief of the Collins Elite was that relative to the Roswell affair of July 1947. In what is certainly a unique fashion, they came to believe that nothing - extraterrestrial or otherwise - crashed at Roswell. 
Rather, the group concluded that the event was "staged" - a "Trojan Horse"-type event provoked by demons trying to deceive us into accepting the idea that vulnerable ETs had crashed at Roswell, and were responsible for the wave of Flying Saucer encounters that gripped the nation in the summer of 1947. 
For the Collins Elite, the "alien debris" and "memory metal" said to have been recovered at the crash site on the Foster Ranch, New Mexico (which is shown above, in a photo I took in February 2011), were nothing less than the result of diabolical "demonic alchemy." 
In other words, the group formed an opinion that these strange entities "weaved" the materials, then had them manifest on the Foster Ranch, thus creating the image of a crash of something exotic from the skies. 
But, what of the bodies said to have been found at the site? Well, the Collins Elite had an answer to that issue too.  
Their members claimed to have read reports suggesting that no literal bodies were ever found at Roswell - at all. Rather, they maintained that certain "biological materials" were recovered.

Although comparisons have been to the Golems of Jewish folklore, what this all sounds like are variations on the homunculi, the artificial beings created in the Alchemical legends. See if a couple of names pop out at you here:
The guests thereupon ascended to the sixth floor, where stood a small altar resembling that in the King's throne room. The bird drank from the little fountain and was fed with the blood of the white serpent which crawled through the openings in the skull. The sphere by the altar revolved continuously. 
The watch struck one, two, and then three, at which time the bird, laying its neck upon the book, suffered itself to be decapitated. Its body was burned to ashes, which were placed in a box of cypress wood. 
Virgo Lucifera told C.R.C. and three of his comrades that they were lazy and sluggish "labourators" and would therefore be excluded from the seventh room.  
C.R.C. and his three friends were set to work moistening the bird's ashes with specially prepared water until the mixture became of doughlike consistency, after which it was heated and molded into two miniature forms. 
Later these were opened, disclosing two bright and almost transparent human images about four inches high (homunculi), one male and the other female. 
These tiny forms were laid upon satin cushions and fed drop by drop with the blood of the bird until they grew to normal size and of great beauty. Though the bodies had the consistency of flesh, they showed no signs of life, for the soul was not in them. 
The bodies were next surrounded with torches and their faces covered with silk. Virgo Lucifera then appeared, bearing two curious white garments. -- The Chemical Marriage of Christian Rosencreutz, as quoted in The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Palmer Hall
This of course was the foundational text for the Rosicrucians, who of course would later be identified with the rose and cross. Or should I say the Roswell-icrucians?

And wouldn't you just know it, another variation on the "Innovation Ring" popped up in another unlikely place*, in this case a collection of lectures on Rosicrucianism by Rudolf Steiner, published in 2000.


UFO lore is filled with speculation that Greys are in fact biorobots of some kind, if not in fact actual homunculi. The reported robotic movements and tasking that is cited in abduction accounts is used as evidence for this theory. But for some, such as the Collins Elite, those explanations are far too conventional.

And for others, the cosmology leapfrogs over the relatively typical demonology of the UFO Demonologists and heads straight for Hypostasis of the Archons, the ancient Gnostic text that makes the Collins Elite look like starry-eyed optimists. 

Archon theory would come from the most unlikely of sources one fine spring day- in fact, it would be stated with great authority and confidence by one of England's most respected scientists.....


Sir Fred Hoyle was a British mathematician, astrophysicist and astronomer best known as the foremost proponent of the steady-state theory of the universe, that being that the universe is constantly creating matter to keep its density constant as it expands. Hoyle was no toiler- he was the cream of the crop (he's credited with coining the term "Big Bang"):
Hoyle was educated at Emmanuel College and St. John’s College, Cambridge, and spent six years during World War II with the British Admiralty, working on radar development. In 1945 he returned to Cambridge as a lecturer in mathematics. 
Hoyle was elected to the Royal Society in 1957, a year after joining the staff of the Hale Observatories (now the Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories). In collaboration with William Fowler and others in the United States, he formulated theories about the origins of stars as well as about the origins of elements within stars. Hoyle was director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy at Cambridge (1967–73), an institution he was instrumental in founding. 
He received a knighthood in 1972.
Hoyle received a knighthood after calling a press conference on May 10, 1971 and making the following claims to a startled press corps:
“Human beings are simply pawns in a great game, being played by alien minds, which control mankind’s every move. 
“These alien minds come from another universe, one with five dimensions. Their laws of chemistry and physics are completely different from ours. They have learned to shatter the TIME/SPACE barriers that restrict us."
These super-intelligent entities are so different from us that to apprehend them or to describe them in human terms, is impossible.
These entities seem to be totally free from any such physical restrictions as bodies, and they are more like pure intelligence. 
They seem to have the ability to be almost anywhere in the universe in a matter of seconds.
These aliens are everywhere—in the sky, on the sea, on earth. They have been here for countless eons and they have probably controlled the evolution of Homo sapiens. All of what man has built and become was accomplished because of the ‘tinkering’ of these intelligent forces.
Try to imagine a prominent scientist giving such a speech today- the firestorm would be unquenchable. Good luck getting tapped for a knighthood, he'd be drummed out of the business entirely. But as we saw with men like Horsley and Goddard, this was no obscure clockpuncher, crunching numbers in a back office somewhere. Hoyle was at the top of his game.

How similar this all sounds not only to the wildest speculations of left field UFOlogists but also to the Caxton Hall speech given by Goddard in 1969, which we encountered in our post on Rear Admiral Herbert Knowles.

What got into these men, by all measures at the summit of achievement in their respective fields, that they make such seemingly incredulous public statements? What exactly did they have to gain?

Although Hoyle gave no indication that he was sourcing from Hypostasis, this was a great refinement of Archon theory from the Gnostic days. Hoyle's ideas wouldn't make much of a mark on the world of science, unsurprisingly, but in the world of occult UFOlogy and UFO demonology Hoyle's pronouncements can't possibly be understated.

John Keel would be paying attention and Hoyle's words would have more of an impact on his 70s and 80s work than he would probably have wanted to admit. 

Friends of Keel would note that he became increasingly paranoid and pessimistic throughout that time and some have speculated that he may have had an upsetting encounter or event that deeply shaded his thinking.

Archon theory seems to have had an influence on Alchemical thinking as well, probably absorbed through anti-Gnostic tracts from early Church fathers. 
Hall would write this in 1928 in Secret Teachings of All Ages, telling much the same story of Yaldabaoth only with Lucifer in the villain's role:
In another part of his writings von Welling also says that there was no material universe until Lucifer, attempting to perform the cosmic alchemy, misused the Schamayim, or the Divine Fire. 
In order to reestablish the Schamayim which Lucifer had perverted, this universe was formed as a means of liberating it from the dark cloud within which it was locked by the failure of Lucifer's attempt to control it. These statements clearly emphasize the fact that the early philosophers recognized in the Bible a book of chemical and alchemical formulæ. 
Here is the Gnostic fall, from Divine immateria to the Hell of the material world. And although you might hear all kinds of nonsense to the contrary, the magic at work here seems to be distinctly anti-Gnostic, a rush to embrace the material, to embrace incarnation. Salvation through the material, literally so; running through materialism into a kind of immortal materialism, the promises of immortality of Transhumanism, of cryogenics, of gene editing.

All creating a new kind of pyramid cult, a doctrine of immortality dependent on a powerful priesthood. The new moguls of Silicon Valley seem particularly fixated on the idea, as if their wealth and power can defeat the Great Equalizer. 

What is far more likely to happen is that they will find out that their wealth and power will be as fleeting as human life itself and that they offer nothing that can't be copied by a new ascendancy, which is actually already beginning to take shape. Very little of what the new moguls proffer is truly essential and all of it is vulnerable to cultural backlash.  

The inarguably brilliant Ray Kurzweil clings tightly to the belief that bodily immortality- whether biological or via some kind of electronic intermediary- is inevitable and indeed, imminent. But there's still not a glimmer of evidence that this immortality will be made manifest any time soon. If at all.

Now we hear the increasing drumbeat of artificial intelligence and robotics, but is this simply a repeat of the revolutions that neuroscience and nanotechnology were supposed to bring about 25 years ago? Or is this in fact the ultimate endgame of the postwar technological revolution? 

Is replacement by intelligent machines the endgame of Humanism, after all? Or is there another game at work, one running in a parallel track to the brave new world of Darwin, Dennett and Dawkins?

Hoyle didn't stop at extradimensional aliens when it came to blaspheming against the totalitarian dictates of the Scientistic elite. Along with Chandra Wickramasinghe, Hoyle went straight to the heart of the Holiest of Holies, the untouchable dogma, the new Divine Right of Kings.
Yes, Hoyle rejected Darwinian evolution in favor of a radical kind of  panspermia, most notably spelled out in the book Evolution from Space. Hoyle would state that the idea of life arising ex nihilo was nonsense, claiming "there is not a shred of objective evidence to support the hypothesis that life began in an organic soup here on Earth." His co-author would write:
The facts as we have them show clearly that life on Earth is derived from what appears to be an all pervasive galaxy-wide living system. Terrestrial life had its origins in the gas and dust clouds of space, which later became incorporated in and amplified within comets. 
Life was derived from and continues to be driven by sources outside the Earth, in direct contradiction to the Darwinian theory that everybody is supposed to believe. 
It is believed by neo-Darwinists that the full spectrum of life as we see it today as well as in the past is accounted for by the steady accumulation of copying errors and the consequent development of variety as a primitive living system is copied billions upon billions of times. 
It is stated according to the theory that the accumulation of copying errors, sorted out by the process of natural selection, the survival of the fittest, could account both for the rich diversity of life and for the steady upward progression from bacterium to Man. 
In our recent book Sir Fred Hoyle and I have argued strongly against this proposition. We agree that successive copying would accumulate errors, but such errors on the average would lead to a steady degradation of information.  
What the fossil record does show beyond doubt is that new properties of life at the level of expressed genes have been introduced by successive experiments. Only when these experiments were successful did the changes endure. Lines with unsuccessful or inoperable gene additions simply died away.
With this Hoyle and Wickramasinghe placed themselves in a small but potent camp of secular dissenters against Darwinist, and as such naturalist and mechanistic, determinism.

It should be noted that another scientific luminary went even farther in his theories of the extraterrestrial origins of life. One with a rather unique qualification to speak of such things.

Author Michael Drosnin, who pioneered a postmodern kind of Kabbalah with his bestseller The Bible Code, made a remarkable discovery while applying his software to a passage in Genesis:
Francis Crick’s directed panspermia was used by Michael Drosnin as scientific support for what he read out of the “Bible Code” in the following encrypted message from a block of type 32 characters wide by 12 high from Genesis: “DNA was brought in a vehicle.” This message is crossed by another: “your seed.” Nearby is the message: “In a vehicle your seed.” From this Drosnin concludes: 
When I found that encoded in the Bible, I couldn’t believe it. It seemed like science fiction. DNA, the molecule of life, sent to Earth in a spaceship.
I wondered if any reputable scientist would even consider such a fantastic idea.
Drosnin went straight to the source for corroboration, Francis Crick. A Nobel laureate and the co-discoverer of DNA, one of the great breakthroughs of the post-Roswell era, Crick also drifted away from Darwinist dogma later in his career.
“Is it possible,” I asked Crick, when I reached him at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California, “that our DNA came from another planet?”
“I published that theory twenty-five years ago,” said Crick. “I called it Directed Panspermia.”
“Do you think it arrived in a meteor or comet?” I asked.
“No,” said Crick. “Anything living would have died in such an accidental journey through space.
“Are you saying that DNA was sent here in a vehicle?” I asked.
“It’s the only possibility,” said Crick.

The "only possibility." Rather definitive, don't you think?


* Members of the Facebook group have found some strange examples of the Innovation Ring used in unlikely, distinctly un-Zen places. 

NOTE: In yet another one of the amazing coincidences that fall like raindrops all over this story, Shelter Island attendee Linus Pauling was also hot on the heels of discovering DNA and might have beaten Watson and Crick to the finish line but was hampered by security issues related to his antiwar activities.