by Vadge Moore
from DragonKeyPress Website
What is this Typhonian Tradition and how is it linked to the Merovingian/Grail Bloodline and the Priory of Sion as described in Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh’s book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail?
According to Kenneth Grant, a leading exponent of this Typhonian Tradition, and head of the Ordo Templi Orientis (a magical organization that was once headed by the one and only Aleister Crowley) this tradition is part of a current of magical force and occult lore dating back to Sumeria and pre-Dynastic Egypt.
Originally known as the Draconian
Tradition it is a magical current “based on initiated knowledge or
gnosis of the Fire Snake.” The Fire Snake is also known as the
Kundalini or the Ophidian Current; the basis of all true initiation.
According to Mr. Grant, Typhon is,
Set is the brother of Osiris in the Egyptian Pantheon. Set, Osiris’ dark brother, chopped Osiris up into many pieces, leaving him for dead. Set was also the prototype for Satan.
Set was the “black god”.
He was known as “he who is below.” He was banished to the underworld by his “twin” Horus for killing Osiris. The Nephilim were banished to the center of the earth for disobeying God by mating with the daughters of men and teaching them the “forbidden” arts. In this publication the Nephilim have been identified as the Fathers of the Merovingians.
Set was generally considered to be a vile, vicious god baneful to men.
But there are enough aspects of this god that link him to the ancient Sumerian myths, the basis of the Merovingian mythos
published in this magazine, to show that Set is to be identified
with the same gods and characters that make up these Mythos. He may
have been considered baneful towards some races, but not the race of
We will recall that the Merovingian race was sired by a water beast known as the Quinotaur. This Quinotaur took the form of a sea-bull. Crowley’s personal seal was of a sea goat.
Grant, writing of Crowley’s Seal of the Beast, says:
Grant writes as a footnote;
Is this a reference to the race of the
This ties in with The Book of Enoch and the Hosts above and the fallen, banished Nephilim below.
This also reminds us of the twins or brother gods in Sumeria called Enki and Enlil. Enki, the infernal of the two, represents Set and Enlil represents Horus (although in this context Enlil would also be Osiris).
In ancient mythologies names and stories can be switched and one god can also be an attribute of another. It’s best to keep this in mind when studying this type of material. Set kills Osiris as Enki kills Enlil. As it has been shown in another article of this publication, Enki is associated with Cain, and Cain was a very bad boy.
Enki was an infernal god that has been identified, in this
publication, as siring the Merovingian race.
Aiwass is the “minister” of Hoor-Paar -Kraat who is another aspect of Set.
In Crowley’s Book of the Law, Aiwass puts Crowley in touch with the gods now in charge of this planet.
This is significant as Crowley describes Aiwass as also manifesting as a man not just a god. This is what we have discovered in this magazine regarding the gods of ancient Sumeria who appeared as gods, men and kings. They seemed to straddle the fence of the divine and mortal worlds.
Enki has been associated with Set (in Tracy Twyman’s article The Merovingian Mythos - Its Symbolic Significance, and it’s Roots in the Ancient Kingdom of Atlantis) who is also Satan.
It is significant that Crowley identified himself as, “The Great Beast 666.”
In one of Grant’s glossaries we read:
Grant, writing of the “eye of the void” of a primal African cult says:
The Elohim are messengers from on high
bringing “knowledge” down for mankind, similar to the Nephilim. They
are also associated with Set, or the Chaldean form of Set, Shaitan.
Couldn’t Makaru be a form of Merovee who spawned the Merovingians, and was sired himself from a sea-bull?
Tracy Twyman has already written of the connections
between Lovecraft’s Necronomicon Mythos and the Merovingians in her
Dead But Dreaming: The Great Old Ones of Lovecraftian Legend
Reinterpreted as Sumerian/Atlantean Kings.
They are said to be the shells or the husks of the dayside of the Tree. But according to Kenneth Grant they are actually the first, primal manifestation of all things. In terms of Lovcraftian lore they are the Ancient Ones or Great Old Ones of the Necronomicon.
They are the first primal void of Nothing before there was something.
They have been considered evil by Qabalists and Occultists for centuries only because they represent the terrible blackness of the void and the complete destruction of what we understand as ego, which seems horrific to us. These Qlippoth reside in what is known as the Tunnels of Set.
These Tunnels are behind or beneath the Day Side of the Tree of Life as the Nephilim reside beneath the earth. As terrifying as these “beings” may seem, Grant says they are here to enlighten us, as the Nephilim were. Why is the abode of these beings called the Tunnels of Set?
This is what is known as the Typhonian
Tradition that Kenneth Grant speaks of.
The denizens of the Tunnels of Set, which are behind the Tree of Life, or beneath have been considered “evil” and bestial and are known in the ancient Hebrew texts of the Qabalah as the Qlippoth. The Qliphoth, according to Grant, are actually of benefit to the initiated in order to take them to another level of initiation.
Now here is the kicker: according to E.A. Wallis Budge,
As is well known to anyone reading this
publication, the Merovingians were notorious for their red hair and
it was believed that this is where they received all of their
Grant says, in a footnote;
Crowley, in his Book of Thoth, writes;
Pre-1947 because, as Grant says, that year was the modern explosion of accounts of UFO “sightings” around the world.
I am not partial to the literal belief in UFO’s. I believe, as Dr. Carl Jung believed, that these UFO sightings are a product of our unconscious veiling of an ancient human experience. Enough said.
This “bringing to earth” of the Sangraal by UFO’s is the modern day equivalent of the Nephilim, the Outer Ones, or the Elohim earthling “knowledge” and siring a new race of “kingly” beings for this world. Kingly i.e., the Merovingians.
Merovingian blood is the blood of kings, the kings or gods from
ancient Sumeria and beyond.
The Outer Ones are also the Qlippoth or the Ancient Ones of Lovecraftian lore.
That the Typhonian Tradition
and the Merovingian Tradition share the same important symbols seems
to be much more then a mere coincidence.
According to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, the authors of The Templar Revelation,
Picknett and Prince got this information from the Dossiers Secrets of the Priory of Sion.
The bees, which are a recurring symbol of the Merovingians are, in the Typhonian Tradition, represented frequently as the humming or buzzing sound that occurs before the appearance of the Great Old Ones or “beings” proper to this tradition.
Kenneth Grant’s wife Steffi Grant illustrated the cover of her husband’s book Beyond the Mauve Zone with an image of two bees holding a crystal.
As for the fleur de lys, in the Typhonian Tradition it represents the ‘kingly man’ that Crowley extols and the inheritor of the Grail Bloodline.
In The Vision and the Voice, Crowley is “conversing” with his Holy Guardian Angel Aiwass, who says:
Throughout all of Kenneth Grant’s books there are references to ideas, archetypes, and images related to the Sumerians, the Merovingians and especially to the mythos that Tracy Twyman has been uncovering in this publication.
There are references that I haven’t even mentioned. For instance, the bat wings discovered at Rennes le Chateau that in the Typhonian Tradition represent the inversion of the senses that lead to enlightenment and occult knowledge.
I agree with Grant that Henry Lincoln’s research has,
It seems that the farther down this road we go, the closer we get to the truth.