by Gerry Zeitlin

from OpenSETI Website

Spanish version



"They sought to overpower humanity in its psychological and perceptual functions... although they saw that human thinking was superior to theirs... For indeed their delight is bitter and their beauty is depraved. And their triumph is in deception (apaton), leading astray, for their own structure is without divinity."

Breathtaking, but what is that? Who said that? Of whom does it speak? Is it ancient? Is it contemporary? Is it correct? Is it relevant?

Open SETI is in some ways the opposite of SETI.


SETI is an extraordinarily "narrow-band" search arising from a most denatured strain of modern-day scientific/intellectual thought. Open SETI begins with being... open.


And what does one see, when open? Would you agree that one sees a magnificent planet inhabited by a humanity that is becoming demented, even by its own definition?


This humanity is fragmenting, at war with itself, and each faction looking desperately for salvation from its particular idea of deity. No small number of humans hope for help from another quarter: contact with extraterrestrial beings. Surely the SETI community derives at least some of its support from this dream. It manifests strongly among many "UFO believers" as well.

It will turn out that this dream of salvation has everything to do with our opening passage.

The passage is tight with ideas:

  • Some group attempted to overpower humanity

  • The field of attack was psychological and perceptual

  • Human thinking was superior to theirs

  • Something about their pleasure and beauty is off

  • They succeed, but only through deception because...

  • ...There is such a thing as "divinity"

  • ...It is implied that we have it

  • ...They lack it

These ideas form at least part of the "paradigm" for this page... which, has little to do with that of conventional SETI with its focus on detection, astrobiology, habitable planets, etc.

Our opening quote is from The Apocryphon of John, a Nag Hammadi text extensively discussed by the profoundly insightful author John Lash. What’s so breathtaking and challenging about it is that deep mind recognizes its antiquity and its possible truth and relevance to present times.

As Lash explains, this passage reflects the view of the Gnostics:

Their interpretation of the "myth of contact" is a unique expose of alien intrusion with a strong warning message for humanity. It may well turn out that the Gnostic view of intervention is indispensable to our vision of ourselves as a species.

The word "divinity" is key in that passage and throughout Lash’s pages. It is bound to be misunderstood, and the misunderstanding is itself a result of the intervention.


We are deviated from true human potential through delusional beliefs about Divinity.

For Lash and the Gnostics, the line of Divinity comes through our descent from the Earth - Gaia - and it is this connection that is the object of the intruders’ attack. They cannot actually do anything about it - it simply exists - but they can deceive us into turning our backs on it in favor of their own contrivances... such as several of our major religions.

Readers may wish to review the page Soul Technology.

Lash is speaking of Pagan Gnostics (not the later Christian Gnostics) whom he describes as powerful shamans, asserting that what they saw with their clear vision is as important to our understanding and our situation today as it was in their time.72

Notice that Lash refers to intrusion, warning, intervention, and self-vision.

Conventional thinking dismisses the thought of "alien takeover", claiming that if there had been any danger of that, the invasion and takeover would have occurred a long time ago. Indeed. Please integrate that statement with our list of paradigm elements above.

Remember: field of attack is psychological and perceptual. Where then should we look for evidence of this invasion?

On this page we will discuss three dimensions of control:

  • Intrinsic control suffered by many or all of us as the beings that we are, either through genetics or through our earliest post-natal if not prenatal environment.

  • Extrinsic or societal control -- extrinsic to us as individuals but deeply embedded in our social structures, again possibly through "inner" means working on a few very powerful individuals.

  • Parasitic control mediated by something that has been implanted into us... either physically or nonphysically in the sense of "mental parasites" or something infecting "higher bodies" known well in non-western and western occult or esoteric traditions.

These dimensions -- given that they even exist, which is something that needs to be considered -- do not necessarily operate independently of one another. Thus extrinsic control systems may be set up to operate through intrinsic characteristic or embedded parasitic systems (parasites).



Extrinsic Control

This image indicates the scope of the problem. It suggests a pincer attack engendering violently competing world views, and of course this is at only the top level.


Each branch roils with conflict and struggle.





One is reminded of the Hegelian Dialectic and its use of Thesis and Antithesis to reach a desired Synthesis. Although often criticized as a philosophical method, it is a time-honored technique of societal control.

How actually does the process work?


Continuing with the "science vs. religion" theme of the graphic, consider how the present comfortable stand-off came about. As Paul Von Ward (2004) recounts, scientists in the church-financed universities of the seventeenth century pursued research into the inner meaning of alchemy, numerology, astrology, divination, and spiritual matters.


Although this has not been documented, he wonders if the church did not come to fear that increasingly expansive and aggressive science would eventually discover evidence that the church had falsified documents about the life of Jesus and the history of YHVH. Perhaps they worried that science would in time provide natural explanations for the miracles claimed to be interventions from its supernatural god.

Since the church leaders knew this kind of information was potentially available, they engineered a deal between the financiers and the science researchers.

"You can have the funds you need for scientific research if you don’t question the church’s basic assumptions."

This arrangement made it possible for the church to keep the populace passive and fearful, while powering the transition from Renaissance science to the Industrial Revolution.

Kyle Griffith provides another view as to how the arrangement was established and what it means to us today, in his guest article The Copernican Compromise: Origin of the Materialistic Bias in Science.

In War in Heaven (1988), Griffith introduces another layer of controllers, the so-called "Theocracy", the force behind the religions; and the "Invisible College", which masterfully employs the Hegelian Dialectic to mold an advanced, space-faring human society. The two groups are in bitter conflict; we are the pawns in their game. The "War-in-Heaven" myth is contrasted with Lash’s Gnostic mythos in the Forum posting Gnosticism, War in Heaven, and Open SETI.

In America's Secret Establishment, Antony Sutton (2004) clearly describes how the Hegelian Dialectic method has been and continues to be employed by secret societies such as the Order of the Skull & Bones to guide our modern society through the sure control of its massive cultural organizations.

Guide to what? The control groups are structured as circles within circles, each receiving instructions from a member at its center, who in turn belongs to a still deeper circle. The ultimate purpose is lost to our view, unless we look at the world itself and understand that whatever its condition, and wherever it is going, this has been guided from the deepest circles.

The condition, of course, is one of monumental distraction from our nurturing planet.



Intrinsic Control

This deals with what we are (genetically) and how we think. The subject of our intrinsic nature and how it reflects intervention(s) will occupy much of the remainder of this page.

To understand how intrinsic control or intervention has worked, we need to be able to examine ourselves.

By this I mean that we, in ourselves - either our psychology if you accept Lash’s variety of intervention, or more conventionally our genetics - would embody the results of one or more "invasions". If there were several phases of invasion, then the results might be layered.

Do we see layering in our psychological makeup and/or our genetics? We most certainly do. I am suggesting a new way of looking at this.

Here is another quote:


Groups of advanced beings came here and found the planet inhabited by proto-humans, which they then genetically upgraded to the modern human form. Suitably advanced souls (that’s us) were brought in and allowed themselves to be attached to this new human evolution. At that point, the arts of civilization could be taught to these hybrid creations.

That suggestion of intrusion and intervention in human affairs has been advanced on several pages (see A Synthetic Myth).

That page explores the relation of humanity with a mysterious group of controllers. In support of the concept of intervention, the Synthetic Myth page reflects information that has surfaced in many fields, mostly outside the standard paradigm to be sure. You will find it suggested in UFO contact reports, open-minded studies of the literature of ancient civilizations, forward-looking interpretations of human genetics and fossil remains, and occult/metaphysical lore.

The question immediately before us is whether these two statements - the opening Gnostic one and the local one from these pages - can be sufficiently reconciled as to create a single initial position to explore here... or not.

Some group attempted to overpower humanity and The field of attack was psychological and perceptual vs. Groups of advanced beings came here and found the planet inhabited by proto-humans, which they then genetically upgraded to the modern human form.

Gnostics:            Attack was psychological and perceptual
Synthetic Myth: "Attack" involved a "genetic upgrade"
Both:                 The encounter occurred here between pre-existing races

This comparison highlights a key position in Lash’s description of Gnosticism: Actual genetic manipulations do not occur; they are simulated through the use of virtual reality technology.

As far as Open SETI is concerned, that is an open question, and an incredibly important one.

Human thinking was superior to theirs and Something about their pleasure and beauty is off. and We have "divinity"; they lack it; this is why they succeed only via deception. vs. Advanced souls (that’s us) were brought in and allowed themselves to be attached to this new human evolution.

The two positions are completely parallel. Each implies an inherent superiority of human consciousness over the mysterious "they". The root of this superiority could be "divinity". Whatever it is, this needs exploration.

In Lash/Gnostics the deed was/is achieved via deception. In Synthetic Myth, human souls "allowed" it. No intrinsic contradiction there. We have not yet seen whether or not the term "soul" is found in Lash/Gnostics. The remaining loose end is the point about teaching the arts of civilization.



Parasitic Control

From the Wikipedia article about parasites:

"A parasite is an organism that lives in or on the living tissue of a host organism at the expense of it. The biological interaction between the host and the parasite is called parasitism. Parasitism is a type of symbiosis, by one definition, although another definition of symbiosis excludes parasitism, since it requires that the host benefit from the interaction as well as the parasite."

"Parasites are generally smaller than their hosts, absorbing nutrients from the host’s body fluids, but this is far from a universal strategy."

In fact there are many strategies, relating to what the parasite requires from its host, and how the parasite is going to get it.
An important class of strategies incorporates a modification of the host’s behavior in order to achieve a result beneficial to the parasite and not necessarily beneficial to the host -- it could be fatal to it.

Examples seen in nature include that of the parasitic wasp Hymenoepimecis sp. that attaches itself to a spider host, inducing it to build a special web that will be used by the pupating wasp after it kills and eats the spider (Parasite’s web of death).

The parasitic Nematomorph hairworm develops inside grasshoppers and crickets. When mature, they "brainwash" their hosts, causing them to plunge into water, enabling the worms to emerge and swim away to find mates. The grasshoppers or crickets are for their troubles left dead or dying (Parasites brainwash grasshoppers into death dive).

Many other examples of parasitism in nature could be provided.

"...there is a parasite that attacks a certain type of crab and eats up all nonessential soft tissue inside of it, but leaves the basics that allow locomotion---key muscles, the optic nerves, etc. It is then able to take over this partly hollowed out crab and use it in the manner of an Imperial Lieutenant in the Star Wars fantasy operating an Imperial Walker.

"Rabies is caused by a parasite, and it produces a particular sort of madness that will cause an infected mammal, even a human being, to want to bite or otherwise cause bloodshed with other mammals thereby opening a vector, an avenue of transmission, for the parasite."

That was from Jonathan Zap, whose complete article Mind Parasites, Energy Parasites and Vampires takes us over the edge to where we need to be if we hope to understand this particular dimension of human control.

The point here is that parasitism could be a form of interaction not only among lifeforms in nature, but between ourselves and other types of entities, whether we call them extraterrestrials or anything else. And this interaction is capable of modifying the desire and intention of humans, enforcing behavior that is quite alien to their previous nature, but is felt to be of their own volition.

Interesting, yes?

Alain Gossens, of the website that has become something of a strategic partner of Open SETI, sharing interviews and articles, surveys this field with an emphasis on Gnosticism and the works of Carlos Castaneda, in Possession and Predation - Aliens, Flyers, Clones, and Reptilians: The Enigma of Extraterrestrial Parasites.

By including this reference to Gossens’ article here, we are not implying a transitive endorsement of all the material he covers. His is a survey and it is a good and useful one. But with Gossens’ article, we have opened the issue of attempts to control human activity and destiny by and through parasitic entities.

With a recognition of this possibility, we can begin to look at large-scale human activities for signs of self-destructiveness that could play into the needs and intentions of some other, alien, group. It would be easy to say that we do not need to look very far, but of course we do not wish to be making up excuses for our own behavior, or shrugging off responsibility for terrible events. What would be an appropriate approach to this issue?

Perhaps a good beginning would be to look for our own, unassailable, and immutable essence. This takes inner work.

And thus we open the dynamic for this page’s discussion. It is to explore the inner nature of humanity’s encounters with something other, and to try to understand as a human, what this has caused humans to be, and what, if anything, it has caused us to do.

We also will reflect this dynamic against a recent cosmological theory.


Metahistory, the work of John Lash and Joanna Harcourt-Smith, seeks to create or recreate what they call the "Gaia Mythos", an essential part of which is the "Gnostic Archon theory" which is derived from the old Gnostic lore.

What is an archon?


The term is mentioned many times in the Nag Hammadi texts. In terms of Metahistory, archons are a species of "predatory inorganic beings".

As a momentary aside, does that last phrase sound familiar to you? It would if you were a fan of the writings of Carlos Castaneda, who frequently used that very term.

In my 17 July 2004 posting to the Open SETI Forums II review of Paul Von Ward’s Gods, Genes, and Consciousness, I quoted from Castaneda’s The Active Side of Infinity:

"In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous maneuver - stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. A horrendous maneuver from the point of view of those who suffer it. They gave us their mind!


Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now."

Lash finds great concordance between Castaneda’s depictions and those of the Gnostics. See for example his article THE TOPIC OF TOPICS: Gnostic Parallels in the Writings of Carlos Castaneda, and the June 30 2005 interview with Karmapolis.

This interview brings out so much essential information that I cannot recommend it too highly. It is an indispensable introduction to the "ET/Archon Theory" or what I sometimes call the "Gnostic Archon Theory".

Here is a link to the Metahistory NAVIGATOR for ET/Archon Theory. This will provide further links to definitions of terms and to the entire theory.

There is so much on Lash’s site that it would be hard to encapsulate it on this page. However, a useful list of key points has been derived from an interview given by John Lash to Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM, March 19, 2005:

  • The gnostics were seers, initiates, and shamans.

  • They practiced many psychic arts and developed them to a very high degree.

  • They developed "Siddhis". They were remote viewers.

  • They were "qualified to see and correctly evaluate other worlds".

  • They were stargazers and cosmologists. Their history of the solar system matches modern understanding in remarkable ways.

  • They obtained their picture through direct observation.

  • A massive and deliberate destruction of their documents, including the burning of the library at Alexandria, took place from 150 CE to the middle ages. Only the Nag Hammadi Library documents survive.

  • These were discovered in December 1945.

  • They knew the structure of the Galaxy (the "pleroma") and the position of our solar system within it.

  • There is an infinite plenitude of other galaxies.

  • Occasionally, the Galactic core emits plasmatic surges.

  • The energy of these surges produces certain configurations in the Galaxy.

  • There are "tunnels" within our Galaxy. He says that astronomers discovered these in 2003.

  • The surges can give rise to certain forms of life.

  • From their perspective, before the earth became a living environment, the solar system surrounded it like a crust.

  • Early in the life of our solar system, a galactic surge produced a wave that created inorganic forms.

  • The earth is "captured" within the solar system.

  • The solar system is "inorganic". Only the earth within it is "organic".

  • The picture corresponds to today’s Gaia Hypothesis (Lovelock and Margulis) in which the earth is the only planet with a biologically alive atmosphere.

  • Other solar systems have biospheres similar to the earth.

  • The gnostics were specifically concerned with "alien" intrusions.

  • They described two types of aliens: reptilian and the "embryo" type that can be equated to modern "Greys".

  • They called the aliens "archons" (Greek: authorities).

  • These are equivalent to the "watchers" described in The Book of Enoch.

  • Archons were formed in the early stage of the solar system. Therefore they are inorganic beings.

  • Archons cannot and do not live on this planet with us.

  • The gnostics concluded that the archons are bullies. A predatory species.

  • According to the "First Apocalypse of James" (from the Nag Hammadi texts), "They will take away souls by theft." We would use the term "abduction".

  • The archons are still with us.

  • They are neither more powerful nor more evolved than we are.

  • They lack our evolutionary drive. They are like cyborgs; a robotic race that can imitate but not innovate.

  • From the "Second Apocalypse of James": "They are not over you but they are in the solar system with you and you must take account of that."

  • They must be kept in their place. They don’t observe their correct boundaries. Life on earth depends on observing boundaries. They intrude.

  • They envy us. They intrude into our reality and try to be like us. They envy our ability to innovate. That we are driven, goal-oriented. They are robotic. They lack what we have.

  • They operate only by imitation and by taking orders. They do not have our "intention".

  • There was no description of their hardware. The gnostics believed we needed to know about the "software" side.

  • They describe the archons as engineers and mechanics who live in the solar system and maintain it.

  • The archons are delusional and those who are associated with them become delusional.

  • The most important thing about them is the way they intrude into our minds.

  • Their technique of intrusion and mind control makes use of simulation. The coptic word for this is "HAL".

  • The intrusion probably plays a great role in mental illness.

  • They make something appear to happen that does not actually happen. They can induce a virtual reality experience.

  • Some mentally-ill people have perceived the archons but cannot deal with the experience. Gnostics taught how to deal with them.

  • Certain religious beliefs such as divine redeemer / messiah are injected delusions.

  • They observe our emotions as if they could absorb them and use them as their own.

  • They feed on our fear. It’s an energy that "gives them a kick" like a drug.

  • The word for "terror" occurs frequently. It is connected with "error".

  • What they are attempting is absurd. They can’t succeed, but they are driven to do it anyway.

  • Jacques Vallee: "The way to a man’s belief is through absurdity."

  • They can’t overpower us but we can abdicate.

Expanding on that last point, Lash writes:

In their attempt to intrude upon humanity, which has been ongoing for millennia, the Archons use a lot of bluff and bravado. they affect our minds to get us to believe they can do far more than they can actually do, but in so believing, we unwittingly surrender our power to them — the result is, they get their way with us, because we have betrayed our own capacities.


Hence the Archons claim to rule over humanity, and even pretend to have been our creators, as is recounted in the Sumerian cunieform record of the Anunnaki, accepted as true by Zecharia Sitchin and many other sincere investigators. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947 at the very moment the Nag Hammadi texts were initially recognized to be rare gnostic materials, contain explicit accounts of direct threats posed by reptilians.

Concerning the Sumerian cuneiform record, "accepted as true by Zecharia Sitchin and many other sincere investigators", John Lash points out that the Gnostics did not accept that record so easily. They knew these were recorded by scribes and pointed out that scribes were not historians, after all. They were skilled artisans, laboring in service to ruling families, officials, and high priests. What they wrote had been dictated to them by their superiors in that theocratic society.


And to Lash and the Pagan Gnostics, "theocracy" is a red flag.

Putting it bluntly, to the Gnostics, the creation of humanity via Anunnaki intervention, along with other ancient creation myths, was a delusion transmitted by Archons through their channels.

Now, the Gnostics had and have their own creation myth, derived not through channels and prophets but through observation by skilled shamans who are also scholars and historians. On his site, Lash says that he is attempting to recreate the Gnostic creation myth in which the Aeon Sophia becomes embodied in the Earth. The Earth is her body. This is connected with the Gaia idea, he says, and the two myths are going to converge.

One more descriptive quote: contains numerous passages on the ET/UFO enigma, treated in the perspective of gnostic teachings. Here and there I equate the Archons with contemporary ETs, those "alien" entities who seem to flit in and out of our world, particularly the Greys and Reptilians widely associated with UFO sightings, encounters, and abductions. There is, as everyone knows, a vast mythology developing about these entities.

...and Open SETI has from its beginning advocated the seeking of knowledge through mythology.


Speaking of encounters and abductions, Malou Zeitlin notes that since the perpetrators, whoever or whatever they are, seem to be involved in people’s lives from their earliest days, they may be making use of the process well-known to naturalists as imprinting. She explains the concept in an excerpt from a private letter.

She also reminds us of "stories of visits to young children...the little friends, the little doctors, so-called imaginary playmates, etc."

These are so widespread that they have come to be considered just a part of childhood development. Perhaps they are a part of all childhood development. That is just the point, isn’t it? Readers who are familiar with the "UFO phenomenon" are aware of how often these stories blend into the encounters of later years. The "little doctors" remain "doctors" of a sort. Still little, but more problematic.

Imprinting can be used to insert what computer hackers call a back door - a means of entry that remains, unnoticed, for future use. If widespread in our society, this can allow any desired ideas or choices to be inserted into the group mind, dynamically, as needed.

If Lash can demonstrate that ETs of our contemporary experience are the very Archons of the gnostic seers, a powerful support for the objective reality of these beings will have been established.


Moreover, the deep philosophical insight of the gnostics then becomes a resource for understanding who the beings are and what they are doing or trying to do here with us.



Interpretation by Cliff "Web Bot"

Cliff Web Bot”, another student of the Nag Hammadi texts, reports that this literature discusses “incorrigibles” on “incorruptibles”, which would be our frequently-encountered Grays, that do not have bodies or minds as we would understand them. They are “like really smart ants”, capable of independent thoughts, yet their thoughts are directed by a common interconnection, an overmind.

This information, he says, is also found in Sanskrit, Egyptian, and Taoist texts, some of which have not been translated from the original. “Web Bot” has some ability to read in the original Sanskrit.

The incorruptibles, their common megamind, and ourselves, were all originally created by a very remote “creator group”.

In this process, humans were given the capability of guiding their own growth. The megamind does not have this, and unfortunately has become very envious and jealous of it. It has essentially “gone insane” and no longer does the bidding of its master.

Thousands of years ago, working alone, and through its hive-minded robots, the megamind manufactured the three major western religions and their concept of an external saviour, a God to be worshipped, and a heavenly state in which one can continue to worship, eternally. This of course is intended to deprive humans of their hated innate capability and to control them.

The “nasty little gray bandidos” manipulated and placed the powers that be, to manipulate the rest of us.



Aeons, the Myth of Sophia... and the Galactic Superwave?

These gnostic scholars may have provided a Rosetta stone for the use of Open SETI, and perhaps in another way as well. A key element of gnostic philosophy is the role of the Aeons.


Quoting from the Metahistory lexicon:

An Aeon is a god understood, not in theological terms, but in terms of the physics of consciousness. Aeons are not entities but processes that may best be conceptualized as immense currents, but currents that are alive, self-aware, sensuous. The Goddess Sophia who becomes embodied as Gaia is an Aeon, hence the Aeon Sophia.


Aeons are gendered.

Lash points out that the gnostic records are fragmentary and inconsistent in meaning.


Like blocks in a LEGO set, the fragments can be assembled to support many different points of view. Lash interprets the gnostic system as describing the plunge made by Sophia from the Galactic core to the outer reaches of the Galaxy. Similar ideas occur in several classical systems of thought.

Something like Sophia’s plunge may appear elsewhere in Open SETI as well, in the form of the Galactic superwave detailed by Dr. Paul LaViolette, to whose work we referred earlier on this page. The necessity - urgent necessity - of understanding the Galactic superwave is just possibly, according to LaViolette, the reason for the elaborate system of pulsars striving for our attention.

LaViolette discusses the problem of the Galactic center and superwaves in several of his books. It is in Earth Under Fire (1997) that he provides the most information about the object at the center, a highly-luminous unresolved radio source designated as Sgr A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A-star").

Astronomers are convinced that Sgr A* is a single body, he says. It is the most massive celestial object in the Galaxy. Its diameter is unknown, but it has been determined to be smaller than the diameter of Jupiter’s orbit. This relatively tiny region generates a fierce wind of cosmic ray electrons and protons rushing outward at very close to the speed of light.

Some astronomers have suggested that Sgr A* is a black hole, a gravitational singularity that voraciously gobbles up surrounding gas. This gas, they say, would radiate profuse quantities of electromagnetic radiation just before irrevocably disappearing past the black hole’s dark event horizon, the boundary past which even light cannot escape.

This activity seems frankly counter-intuitive. In fact, astrophysicists are quite comfortable with the paradox of a black hole voraciously eating everything coming near it, including light itself, while paradoxically radiating truly prodigious amounts of energy. This is surely one of those impossible things that are required to be believed before breakfast.

That would not be necessary in LaViolette’s physics and cosmology, in which there are no black holes anywhere. The reasons for this, as explained in SQK and Gravitation, have to do with the finite gravitational potential fields at the center of subatomic particles, and the genic energy radiation pressures associated with mass concentrations.

In conventional astrophysics, the energy we see coming from around "black holes" is said to be the last scream of matter before being crushed out of existence. But as noted, this doesn’t really make any sense, and anyway, LaViolette’s "genic energy" is a much better explanation. That goes for Sgr A* as well.

According to LaViolette, the ancients were aware of all this. They did not portray the Heart of the Galaxy as a region of matter annihilation, but as one of matter and energy creation, a cosmic wellspring giving birth to all the matter in the Galaxy. However, such reaction centers can at times erupt with such force as to affect worlds even at a galaxy’s most distant perimeter.

LaViolette has called this "The Mother Star."

In Open SETI Physics we wrote:

A major portion of Genesis of the Cosmos is devoted to the concept that SQK (sub quantum kinetics) is actually an ancient science, encoded for us in well-known myths - for example, the Egyptian myth of Osiris, Isis, Set, and Horus (representing etheron states and dynamics) as well as the Hindu gods.


The very idea that greater wisdom and knowledge may have been possessed by our ancient forebears is itself utterly at variance with the beliefs of modern society...."

LaViolette does not mention anything of gnosticism, the Aeons, or Sophia. However, he has clearly found remnants of gnostic knowledge in many classical mythologies.


For example, in Earth Under Fire, he writes of the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus:

The splitting of his head...suggests an explosive conclusion. Athena, who springs forth from Zeus fully armed with shield and spear, would then signify the outburst of cosmic rays violently emitted from the Galactic center.

Now, to LaViolette, the ancients understood something equivalent to his SQK theory, and built mythical metaphors to encode and preserve their understanding for future generations.


However, we wonder. This would make the physics primal, and the myths, carriers of the primal information. But that is what we would say, in today’s materialistic mode. Could it be more as has presented by Metahistory and the Gaia concepts, in which our world is indeed sensate through and through?

It is tempting to continue this line of thinking as far as comparing Sophia’s action with LaViolette’s Galactic superwave.


However, the analogy does not seem to hold up. Sophia plunges out into the Galactic arms in a torrent of energetic (and sensate) current. She does this but once, and this results in many things, including the birth of the human race. On the other hand, the superwave is explosively emitted along a broad front, and this takes place repeatedly, having been observed several times within human history.

For now, we conclude that while many mythologies testify to the gnostic story, and to some characteristics of the Galactic core, if we are looking for a parallel within modern astrophysics, the superwave would not be a prime candidate.





With all of the myths provided on this page, it would seem that our quest for understanding has now begun. However, it has just begun. Many points on this page need to be expanded and they will be expanded over a period of time.


For now - and to bring us back to our original subject of greys and controllers - we leave you with one more quote from John Lash, taken from his article The Gnostic Theory of Alien Intrusion, a guest column in the magazine "Phenomena":

Gnostic texts use mythological language to describe actual events in prehistory as well as long-term developments in the human psyche. According to the ancient seers, Archons cannot access our genetic makeup but they can fake an intervention. Considering the confusion of humanity in modern times, a faked intervention would be as good as real.


This typifies the Archon tactic of getting us to imagine and believe things that are not true, and to accept simulation for reality. In this way, gnostics taught, these alien cousins can deviate the human species from its true and proper course of evolution.

But this is according to the information found in fragmentary texts, written by diverse pagan orders and priestesses in the centuries leading up to the time of the advent of the Christian church... and interpreted by John Lash with the aid of his considerable intuitions.


Remember, this information concerns events going back into the very night of time, relating even to the formation of the planet Earth. It is reasonable to expect that as we shift the focus farther and farther back in time, it becomes more and more vague, until perhaps we are working with the allegories found in the scriptures, stories, and sayings of the peoples of the world.

That is usually the case but - beyond all expectation - we have been able on a sister website (The Chronicles of the Gírkù), in cooperation with the extraordinary French author Anton Parks, to shine a klieg light on the most distant, pre-human, times of origin and bring it all into very sharp focus.

We will lead you to these pages in a moment, but first, for readers who are familiar with the terminology used by John Lash and other gnostics, a concordance will be useful:






Divinities (Aeons) of the Pleroma

Kadištu (life designers)

Creator divinities of the Earth
Creators of the original human being of Genesis

The Aeon Sophia
slave of the angels called

murdered by her son An

Tehom (Leviathan)

Sophia's fall into matter (Earth or solar system)

Plunge into the depths of the ocean after her destruction

Destruction of Leviathan

(daughter of Sophia)
the mystical Eve
the tree in the garden
Tree of Knowledge (with the aid of Sa'am)

(daughter of Tiamata)


Tree of life and death




(son of An and Nammu)


Great Archons

Lahamu, Lahmu, Ansar, Kisar, An


Chief of the Great Archons

Directed by the "god" An

blend of An, Enlil, Enki
Created "Adam" of Gen 2.7


created by Sa'am-Enki
defective, should have been destroyed immediately
An's great territorial administrator (Šàtam)



created by An

commanded by Yahvé


We could go on with endless concordances, but this should give you a sense of what lies in store.

You can also see here the endless possibilities for mischief to be perpetrated on the future human mind (the subject of this page, after all), which is the problem we live with today. Few can challenge the universally-accepted toxic beliefs without opening themselves to terrible accusations. However we do what we can, and that is why you should read The Chronicles.

One more point: John Lash makes much about the ability or inability of archons to conduct actual genetic operations as opposed to creating the deception that genetic operations are underway. It is almost a religious or metaphysical precept in his brand of gnosticism as to what is possible and what is not.

As presented by Parks, genetics represents a strategic technology.


With this technology, An was able to create his massive Anunna ("Anunnaki") military force in practically no time at all, and with that, to wreak terrible havoc and capture this solar system. We are living in the result... in fact, we are the result.

It is no wonder that the technology is closely held. Some groups have it; some do not. Clearly, having it or not is not a matter of values or metaphysical truths; it is a matter of possession, nothing more.

The famous "greys" do not have it. However, they may participate in operations as helpers.


Now you can continue with The Chronicles of The Gírkù...






  1. Perform an Internet search on the combination of terms SETI salvation. The results are sobering.

  2. See Lash’s discussion of intervention theory.

  3. "Web Bot": a pseudonym. His website, Half Past Human, may not be fully enlightening on first view as to what "Web Bot" actually does.

    Linguist and computer scientist Clif "Web Bot" uses web "robots" to retrieve many millions of conversation fragments and documents from the web, and subjects them to deep linguistic analysis, uncovering trends that reveal emerging social and geophysical phenomena.

    The information loosely quoted here was taken from his Sept 8 2005 interview with Alex Merklinger on Mysteries of the Mind.

  4. Independent clarification of the terms "Pagan Gnosticism" and "Christian Gnosticism" is needed here. In fact there are other strains as well, as the prominent Christian Gnostic development drew from diverse earlier sects and literatures: Greek, Judaic, and Asian.

    As an analysis of the origins of Gnosticism would be beyond both our scope and capability, we refer readers to an ongoing rather balanced discussion at the Everything University website: gnosticism.

    Lash himself treats this problem at length and definitively in his forthcoming book, Dreaming Sophia.