Visionary, author, and lecturer Paul Weston returns to the show in podcast episode 118 to conclude the conversation about his wonderful book, Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus. Paul was our guest previously in podcast episode 106.
Weston begins the interview by discussing LAM, the object of a portrait drawn by Aleister Crowley in 1917 which resembles the descriptions of grey aliens and was included in a version of H. P. Blavatsky’s The Voice of the Silence with extensive commentary by Crowley. Subsequently, it appeared in Kenneth Grant‘s The Magical Revival as “… an extra-terrestrial Intelligence with whom Crowley was in astral contact in 1919.” (p. 84)
From there we move to the Babalon working of 1946 and John Whiteside Parsons. Paul notes that Marjorie Cameron may have seen UFOs shortly after the working concluded, but before the acknowledged public debut of the UFO mystery in 1947. Next we transition into a discussion of the colorful and shady personalities of the early days of UFOlogy. The high-strangeness and absurdity that is characteristic of this field is undeniable. We briefly survey the Sirius mystery and Cygnus mystery before talking about ultra-terrestrial intelligence, à la Aiwass. This leads into Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law) and its implications with regard to the cipher code. This cipher is the basis of the English Qaballa and ties directly into consideration of contact with the ‘other.’
Paul concludes the interview by assessing the current state of affairs with regard to the New Aeon, reiterating the themes of overturning old forms and rapidly accelerating change. This age of transformation, technology, and individuality affects us all and by consciously choosing to engage with it in a creative manner, we each have the potential to realize the Aeon of Horus.
Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus is billed as a “historical and cultural esoteric extravaganza,” and it delivers. If you want a book that spans the subjects of history, Magick, psychedelia, and UFOlogy, Paul Weston has it. Highly recommended!
In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Paul Weston provides background on the Grail Legends and Arthurian Tradition based on his excellent book Mysterium Artorius. (Also be sure to check out the free Interview with Vadge Moore as well!)
Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus by Paul Weston
“The Dikpala of the Way of Silence – The Lam Statement” by Kenneth Grant
“The Mysteries of LAM” – A Lecture by Michael Staley
“Contactee” Wikipedia entry
Liber Thirty-One by Frater Achad
The Key Of It All by George Mortimer
outro music by Phil Rey – “Stormbirds“