"... serving the memorable copyright of every witness." [Etznab Mathers]
"When someone answers a question about the foundations of a subject, it can change everything we know." [Prof. Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics, p. vii (2nd paragraph, last sentence), copyright 2006]
"People and organizations are searching for the lost knowledge of the worshippers of the Nine for their own purposes. They are about to undertake a momentous, perhaps even catastrophic venture: to hijack the mysteries for their own ends, even daring to attempt the unthinkable - to exploit the ancient gods themselves." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, p. 11]
"One of the most useful and colorful characters with whom Puharich [Dr. Andrija Puharich] surrounded himself at Ossining [NY] was Phyllis Schlemmer.... She founded the Psychic Center of Florida in Orlando, a school for developing psychics, in 1969. Her main spirit guide was an entity called 'Dr. Fiske', but in 1970 a new control simply named 'Tom' 'came through'. She assumed it must be her grandfather Thomas, who died when she was just five.... Turning back on her origins as a 'traditional' spiritualist medium communicating with the spirits of the dead, Schlemmer had begun to channel only extraterrestrials since the spring of 1974, when Puharich took her to meet a friend of his, an adventurer and explorer named Count Pino Turolla. At his Florida house Schlemmer went into a trance and again channelled Tom, to be told that he was not, as she had believed, her deceased grandfather, but an extraterrestrial. Tom was to become the main communicator of the Nine later, when Schlemmer assumed Horne's [Bobby Horne's] role." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 173-175] - [Brackets data added for clarity, E.M.]
"According to Tom, Jesus and Jehovah are one and the same, and have a special relationship with the Nine. Jesus was 'the last of us to visit planet Earth'. The Second Coming will take place as part of the mass landing, when Jesus will arrive as the Jewish Messiah." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, p. 191]
"The most complex and thought-provoking connection between the Nine and religion on Earth is found in The Keys of Enoch. Between its quasi-Biblical covers, it simmers with a hellfire-and-damnation Old Testament zeal, besides containing strong messianic and apocalyptic elements. For example:
And I was told by my guides, Enoch and Metatron, that I was not to eat of the false powers of the earth, nor encourage my seed to marry with the fallen spiritual races of the earth.
"This is rather worrying. The assumption that there are 'fallen spiritual races' with whom the righteous should not breed is insidious and, in such a seminal book, seems to us to be a little more than disquieting. The very concept of whole races being somehow genetically unworthy and of not measuring up to the standard of the 'righteous' is, surely, the thin end of a wedge with which history is only too familar. The religious scheme of The Keys of Enoch is very interesting in that it is calculated to embrace all the major religions in the USA - or rather, of the white United States. It is a mixture of Old Testament Judaism and Christianity, and also speaks approvingly of Mormonism (which Hurtak regards as the direct heir of the Heliopolitan priesthood - an exceptionally unlikely scenario). Hurtak [James J. Hurtak] says very little directly about Islam, although it is one of the dominant religions among African-Americans. He refers to Muslims obliquely - perhaps not unexpectedly - as 'the Children of Darkness', which perhaps reveals what is, for him, the identity of the villians in the imminent battle for the Earth. (Tom is fairly evasive about the Muslims but conveys a negative attitude based on their treatment of women, and says that Islam has - unfortunately, of course - been influenced by the 'Fallen One'.)
"Also rather disturbing is the Nine's attitude of the Holocaust. They uphold the Jews as the Chosen People, but remonstrate with them for not accepting Jesus - 'the last one of us' - as Messiah. Tom speaks of the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were exterminated by Hitler, with huge sorrow, yet claims it was an act of self-sacrifice and salvation:
The greatest portion of these six million came at that time to sacrifice self, to make your planet earth aware that there were those who would attempt to rule and control humanity.
"Tom also explained that the atrocity of the Holocaust was necessary for the creation of the state of Israel, an important part of the plan for Earth. Essentially the victims chose to be incarnated at this time and place and to be victims of the Holocaust as a selfless act of sacrifice to make us all aware that evil people existed... At this point the thought occurs that Tom may represent the gods of our solar system but in this case surely our own morality has the edge? Aren't we already aware of the existence of evil? Did we really need the horrible deaths of 6 million people to bring it home to us? (And Tom shares with many the misconception that the Holocaust only involved Jews. Of course, many thousands of others were killed by the Nazis, including members of specific groups such as gypsies, homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses.) In any case, are we alone in finding Tom's sweeping pronouncement about the Holocaust deeply offensive?" [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 193-195]
"From the accounts of contact with the Nine, it is obvious that Puharich steered his 'contactees' very much in the direction that he wanted them to go. When he first hypnotised Uri Geller, who then began to speak of extraterrestrials, it was Puharich who asked whether or not they were the 'Nine Principles' spoken of by Dr Vinod twenty years before. Perhaps not suprisingly, the answer was yes.... Similarly, when Puharich put Bobby Horne into a hypnotic trance and he began to speak the words of an extraterrestrial intelligence called Corean, Puharich suggested to him that it was really the Nine, and the 'entity' immediately agreed. In fact, one of Puharich's close colleagues during this time, Ira Einhorn - who has his own part to play in this story - confirmed Puharich's determination to turn all psychic communication into contact with the Nine, and that he was 'humanly directing' the pattern of the channelling." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, p. 216]
"There is another aspect of Synarchy. The concept of nine legendary leaders plays a large part in its philosophy. They derived this from a fusing of two legends. One was a tale brought from India and popularised by a French diplomat and travel writer, Louis Jacolliot (1837-90), which told of the Nine Unknown Men, a secret group said to have been formed by Asoka, the third-century BCE Buddhist emperor of India, to secretly rule the world. The other tradition was that of the Knights Templar, founded by nine French knights shortly after the First Crusade. The Templars were believed by Saint-Yves d'Alveydre to have represented the supreme expression of Synarchy in the medieval world, because they had almost total political, religious and financial control during the two centuries of their existence yet remained at heart a secret, heretical order whose real agenda was known only to its membership." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, p. 264-265]
"We were amazed to discover that links between the modern phenomenon of the Council of Nine and various occult organizations and esotericists such as Synarchy, Aleister Crowley and Alice Bailey had already been brought together with a 'Council of Nine' as far back as the 1930s. Under the bizarre pseudonym of 'inquire within'', research by Christina Stoddard, former head of a schismatic Golden Dawn order called the Stella Matutina, appeared in two books, Light-Bearers of Darkness (1935) and The Trail of the Serpent (1936). They sounded a warning about the creation of new religious belief systems by apparently independent - but in fact connected - groups. Stoddard herself, like Schwaller de Lubicz and Alice Bailey, held extreme right-wing views, but even she was disturbed by what she saw as the increasing iron grip of Synarchy on the esoteric world.
"Stoddard discussed Saint-Yves's Synarchist objectives, specifically the control of the three pillars of society, political, religious and economic institutions. She pointed out that this seemed to be happening in the religious sphere. Unlike the days when Christianity was the only sanctioned religion in the West, there were many different belief systems, making this area harder to control. To reverse this trend, the religions must first be unified, not by trying to supplant them, but by absorbing their main elements and effectively creating a new global religion. The best way of achieving this goal would be for some authoratative and charismatic leader to take control by explaining that God or the gods have, over the course of history, revealed certain truths to different people, which manifested as apparently disparate religions. But they all emanated from the same God. All that was needed was an understanding of the fundamental principles and the higher levels of spirituality to which mankind may now aspire. Tellingly, Stoddard gave as the prime example of this Synarchist synthesis the doctrines of Alice A. Bailey.
"The Trail of the Serpent describes a secret rivalry between Reuben Swinburne Clymer and H. Spencer Lewis, who both claimed to be the legitimate head of American Rosicrucianism. Clymer (a 32nd degree Mason), claimed that he had been given his authority by no less a person than the social reformer Paschal Beverly Randolph (1825-75) - a friend of Abraham Lincoln - whom the European Rosicrucians had authorised to take the Order to America in 1852, many years before H. Spencer Lewis founded AMORC. The resulting dispute led to Clymer taking the matter to court, which found in his favor and accepted his registration of the title 'Rosicrucian' in 1935.
"Clymer claimed that the doctrines of his society, the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, were endorsed by a secret order that directed it from France - called the Council of Nine. He published a letter from them in 1932, which proclaimed:
This is the new Dispensation, and the work of the Spiritual and Mystical Fraternities must be re-established throughout the world, so that all peoples may be taught the Law and thereby enabled to apply it towards universal improvement as the only means of saving mankind... We, the Council of Nine, have selected your organization, as one of the oldest in America, to help do this work.
"The letter was signed by the excessively immodest 'Comte M. de St. Vincent, Premier Plenipotentiary of the Council of Nine of the Confraternities of the World'. As with the Synarchist ideal, Clymer's group - as Stoddard points out - professed to embrace the esoteric side of all religions'. Another title of the Council of Nine, according to Clymer, was the 'Secret School', which will prove to have extraordinary significance. The important point here is that the term 'Council of Nine' was in use in the 1930s, specifically linked to the same politico-esoteric milieu in France that spawned Schwaller de Lubicz." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 287-289]
"The change of direction in the Nine's communications at the beginning of the 1970s, and the development of more distinct overtones in their message, occured once they had established themselves and could start to spread their propoganda. But just what are the Council of Nine and their message being used for? Why are so many prominent leaders in so many fields keen to promote them, with greater or lesser degrees of openness, as in the case of Richard Hoagland and his message of Cydonia?
"There is, in our view, an over-riding need for caution here. Alarm bells may be heard clear and strong, for true or false, now the Nine have become the property of the intelligence agencies, it is wise to be vigilant - and perhaps even afraid." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 287-289]
"In 1973 the United States government commissioned a report from SRI International entitled Changing Images of Man, edited by Willis W. Harman and O.W. Markley, which conclude that the spread of what it termed 'the new values' - spiritual and ecological awareness and self-reilisation movements - is become virtually unstoppable. This would bring about a transformation of society (particularly in the United States) that would radically undermine 'modern industrial-state culture and institutions' and result in 'serious social disruptions, economic decline, runaway inflation, and even institutional collapse'. This report anticipates a lessening of trust in authority and a reaction against a regimented, tightly controlled society. It also suggested ways of preventing this worst-case scenario by identifying existing institutions or traditions that could be used to control and contain the impetus of the new movement. Significantly, it recommended as one of the best solutions the tradition of Freemasonry. [...] What is particularly significant is that this report was produced by SRI International at the very time that they were heavily involved with the CIA and the US Defense Department. Imagine how it must have made alarm bells ring in the corridors of power, especially as it stressed that such a transformation of society was inevitable. The only recourse for those in positions of power and authority was for them to actively hijack the belief systems that underpinned this social unrest, moving it in whatever direction gave them the greatest advantage and retaining their control over the masses." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 318-319]
"A new religion is taking shape in the name of the Great Heliopolitan Ennead. Already, as we have seen, many obey their instructions to the letter. But in that case, the Ennead must have undergone a remarkable metamorphosis over the millennia, since it was not the custom of the Egyptian deities to give orders or commandments. One distinctive feature of the religion is that its gods did not demand to be worshipped like the later wrathful and tyrannical Yahweh. [...] While - or perhaps because - we personally have no problem with the concept of the Egyptian gods, and, in fact, have enormous respect for that ancient religion, we have no hesitation in denouncing the Council of Nine as imposters. They are not and could never be the Nine gods of the Great Ennead because, among many other reasons, they are ignorant, divisive, and show none of the true characteristics of the archetypes they are supposed to represent. But even if - suspending disbelief temporarily - they really are who they claim to be there is still, surely, a case for rejecting them: if the mighty Isis herself were to utter the same kind of pernicious nonsense as do the Nine, it would be within our rights as fully mature, thinking human beings to reject not only the message, but even the great goddess herself. Whether or not this is the only planet of choice, free will is our greatest weapon against the wiles of the insidious and subtly currupting Nine. No one needs gods like that." [The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 334-336]
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