The Invisible College (1)
As explained in Open SETI, on the
Soul Technology page, there is a
type of matter having the same atomic and molecular structure as
physical matter, but whose particles are much less dense, and whose
gravitation does not interact with physical matter. This is called
astral matter in WiH.
Every human has a somatic soul, closely resembling the physical body
but made of astral matter, and an astral soul, also made of astral
matter, which comprises the more permanent self. Astral souls may or
may not equate to higher selves as discussed in
A Synthetic Myth.
Spirits are simply astral souls operating without somatic souls and
The Invisible College that is mentioned in occult literature does
indeed exist as a political organization of spirits.
Hundreds of thousands of spirits from worlds with advanced
technological civilizations have been sent to Earth by their
governments to work with the Invisible College to assist humans in
fighting a war to liberate ourselves from the oppression and
exploitation of Theocracy. This seems to be an
important form of interplanetary contact, which is why it is
discussed in the context of Open SETI.
Disembodied spirits are forced to incarnate after a few years. When
they do, they lose most of the memories they brought with them,
especially after repeated reincarnations. However, they, as well as
many native Earth people, can learn to communicate with the
discarnate Invisible College on a completely conscious level. This
requires "proper psychic training".
Any human being can receive telepathic messages from the
Invisible College members consider themselves ordinary people like
ourselves. Their previous bodies, on their home worlds, may or may
not have resembled ours, but they are based on the same basic
The home worlds possess what we would call advanced knowledge in
many scientific and humanistic fields. Of particular importance is
their capability with psychic energy that can produce changes in
astral matter. That technology was used to send them here, but they
were not able to bring their equipment with them.
Although there must have been other interventions over a long period
of time, the intervention of the Invisible College took place in the
late Middle Ages.
The Invisible College has been manipulating the
development of human civilization on Earth ever since.
Their motives are both
altruistic and selfish. Had they not
intervened, the human race would have evolved in directions that
posed a serious threat to their own worlds and space colonies. So
they are fighting a "preventive war" on their own behalf, but they
also feel the overwhelming majority of Earth people will support
their cause once they are able to explain the situation fully.
They operate mostly by influencing the subconscious minds of Earth
people. Although we might want to call this unethical, they maintain
that they taught us many of our philosophical concepts. They come
from civilizations that actually practice "human dignity and
rights," "individual sovereignty," "social justice," "consent of the
governed," and "equality of opportunity".
Anyway, they say, "We are
at war here, and we are fighting on your behalf as well as our own."
They must practice these social values, because they possess
technology that would totally eliminate individuality if they did
not have sufficient social, political, and ethical knowledge to keep
the technology under control.
Their societies live with this threat, and we will eventually have
to live with it too. But the greatest danger we face in the next few
decades (written in January 1987), is that Theocracy and our
exploding population will cause a spiritual cataclysm that will
destroy the human race as it now exists and threaten their
civilizations too if it goes unchecked.
They will probably be able to avert catastrophe and guide these
upheavals in constructive directions, but the fate of many Earth
people will still depend on their own actions.
information in WiH is provided to help us prepare ourselves.
The concept of a Theocrat as a human who chooses to exert power over
and ultimately to consume other humans, rather than to undergo
reincarnation, was introduced on the
Open SETI Soul Technology page.
Griffith's Invisible College contact states that many notorious
tyrants, conquerors, evil religious leaders, black magicians, and
criminals have become Theocrats after death, but so have some people
whom history calls saints or benign geniuses. This is due to the
well-known tendency of power to corrupt, not to mention the prospect
of achieving immortality (though most are eventually destroyed by
This has been especially true of people who were religiously devout,
and then found out the horrible truth about their Gods after death.
If they were too powerful for the Theocrats to enslave and devour,
some became members of the Invisible College to fight Theocracy, but
others became Theocrats themselves.
Theocrats as a class have ruled both the Earth and its astral plane
throughout most of human history. This includes most of the medieval
Popes and other religious leaders notorious for being cynical and
power-hungry. It also includes many famous occult leaders, from
Cagliostro down to
The Theocrats' method of absorbing energy from other spirits affects
their growth patterns, causing their astral soul to go out of
balance, and eventually driving them into irrational, insane, and
Theocrats acquire bands of enslaved spirits, containing from a
couple of dozen to several thousand, with the average in the low
The daily activities of a Fundamentalist Theocratic band organized
as Heaven are similar to a church service on Earth, except that they
go on perpetually.
The Theocrat in charge poses as the Lord God
Theocrats pose as Christ, various Angels
and Apostles, and so forth. God quotes the same Biblical passages
and preaches the same sermons as preachers in the corresponding sect
do on Earth, and the congregation joins in singing the same hymns.
Dead Fundamentalists in Heaven still have to confess their sins and
receive divine forgiveness. Christians in Heaven are kept in a
perpetual state of religious ecstasy which activates their psychic
powers under the control of their Gods. This collective energy is
then channeled to perform necessary functions.
Most of the activities have to do with the survival of the band and
especially its dictator, recruiting new members from among the
recently deceased, stealing souls from other bands, fighting to keep
the Invisible College from liberating members of the band, etc.
There is "Holy Communion", but as practiced in Heaven, there is
nothing more unholy. All members of a Theocratic band are offered
the Host, who is a rebellious or degenerating member.
Each Theocratic band works with a corresponding group of living
people, whether religious, occult, political, or of other common
interests: popular music, sports, or centered on other media.
Theocrats can be found hanging around almost any place where crowds
gather. (Remember that the astral plane is not a "place". It is
right here, but of a different density.)
Theocrats communicating telepathically to individual Christians when
they pray may call themselves God or Christ or the Holy Spirit...
what ever they believers expect. They also may claim to be angels or
saints or devils as appropriate.
Some people who deliberately become Satanists on Earth hold
positions of power in "Hell" after they die. The lower classes of
Hell are composed of Christians who believed the basic mythology but
had too little self-confidence to believe themselves "saved." Who
goes to Heaven or Hell is mostly determined by which particular band
of Theocrats gets to them as they're in the process of dying.
The Moslem, Hindu, and Buddhist mythologies are also Theocratic
institutions designed to imprison souls of believers in their own
forms of Heaven or Hell.
With the decline in fanatical belief in organized religion,
Theocrats have devised ways to persuade atheists and agnostics to
join bands organized as any type of community of spirits, such as
previously-deceased relatives or friends, or some famous person they
greatly admire, rock stars, politicians, movie stars, writers and
scientists, even fictional characters.
"Point-of-death" experiences in which the person's silver cord is
not actually broken represent a major mistake by the Theocrats
because they reveal information about the afterlife that the
Theocrats would like to conceal.
Sometimes, members of the Invisible
College show up during the encounter to warn the person that the
Theocrats are imposters who enslave and destroy souls. Although most
will not remember the experience consciously, many are affected by
it enough to become hostile to the Theocratic aspects of religion.
Theocratic religious sects often forbid deliberate mediumistic
contact with the spirit world precisely because of this need to
protect knowledge of the true nature of the afterlife.
Every single one of the ideas at the core of traditional deistic
doctrine is a lie:
Only God (under whatever name) is good; people are basically evil
and are incapable of improving themselves morally by their own
Only God is naturally immortal, but people can gain immortality
through proper service to the Deity.
Human beings can receive forgiveness for their
sins, and divine
strength to prop up their various weaknesses, by 'Letting God into
their hearts'... that is, by creating a powerful psychic bond
between themselves and the deity.
The important thing to realize about this whole body of lies is that
it makes people weaker and more evil than they already are, and
increases their dependency on the Theocrats.
Religious Mind Control
The methodology of religious mind control is what is known to modern
psychologists as "operant conditioning": altering behavior and
mental programming by positive and negative reinforcement on the
physical and sensory level.
But Theocrats strengthen this
conditioning by transmitting ideas and emotions directly into
people's subconscious minds by telepathy. And they use people's own
psychic powers to control other members of the congregation.
The key to the technique is putting people into a state of
consciousness best called the "religious trance" -- a mild hypnotic
trance in which the conscious will is awake but passive. People in
this condition are completely aware of what is going on around them,
and are recording these events in their memories exactly as they
would in a normal waking state. They are also capable of thinking
and acting voluntarily, but can do so only within certain very
definite limits without breaking out of the religious trance and
assuming normal consciousness.
People enter a very similar state when they read, listen to music,
watch television or a movie, listen intently to a lecture or radio
The passive state of the will is often called
"identification with the sensory intake," which means accepting the
sensory intake uncreatively and uncritically on both the
intellectual and emotional levels. It also means agreeing with the
ideas being presented and feeling the same emotions being described
in the song, story, play, etc.
This is a rather light trance. If the material being presented
begins to contradict the person's existing opinions or knowledge,
identification breaks down. He or she assumes full normal
consciousness and thinks, "I don't agree with this," or "I don't
understand this," or "This is wrong."
But identification with
sensory input can make people accept things they would reject if
they were fully conscious, as long as the input isn't controversial
or unfamiliar enough to break their concentration.
But this is just the first step in entering the religious trance
state. Once the conscious will becomes passive, electrical energy
within the nervous system changes slightly in character, assuming a
level closer to that during sleep than that during normal
wakefulness. In a person fully trained to enter the religious
trance, electrical activity stabilizes at exactly the right level to
allow an equal flow of energy into and out of the astral soul. This
allows the "astral will" to awaken partially, and creates a direct,
two-way link between the physical mind and the astral mind.
(Griffith's guide had explained that during incarnated life, a
human's physical and astral mind normally alternate in being
conscious, the former when "awake", and the latter when "asleep.")
This allows information to pass reasonably freely between the
physical mind and the astral mind and vice versa. Also, the physical
mind can receive impressions from the psychic senses of the astral
soul more or less directly. This type of trance is controlled by
outside sensory input into both the physical and astral minds. It is
a passive state used to control and brainwash people.
When religious believers say they "feel the presence of God" at
church services, they are referring to telepathic communication.
Most of this intake comes from other members of the congregation;
this is usually a more powerful influence than anything sent by
So there is a sort of "psychic chain reaction" that occurs, as every
member of the congregation influences the emotions and thinking of
every other member, like a box of matches catching fire or an atomic
chain reaction. This process creates a "religious group mind."
This state of religious ecstasy generates large amounts of psychic
energy. Part of that energy may be directly absorbed by any
Theocratic spirits present, but most of it is diverted back into the
physical mind of the members of the congregation to indoctrinate them
with whatever the Theocrats want them to believe or feel or do. This
is the essence of religious mind control.
In other words, a Theocratic spirit sends a telepathic message into
the minds of people in such a state of religious ecstasy, and they
generate powerful surges of telepathically-transmitted emotion that
program them to believe and act on the messages they receive. For
example, the idea "Abortion is murder" might generate powerful
feelings of hate, whereas "All Christians shall be as brethren"
might generate feelings of familial love among all the members of
People being controlled by this method enjoy it more than anything
else in life. It is highly addictive. Theocrats make the religious
mind-control process as addictive as possible to enslave believers.
The whole vicious circle of sin, guilt, and forgiveness was
deliberately designed to create a cycle of addiction that is almost
impossible to break.
The last thing Theocrats want is for religious believers to stop
sinning. That is why they made sexual pleasure a sin. Sexual desire
originates on the biochemical level and cannot be extinguished by
manipulating the programming of the mind. (In this context, "mind"
is defined as "The information stored in the brain, plus the
software for retrieving and processing that information.")
Theocrats do not confine their activities to religion and occultism,
but corrupt and control human beings through all activities that
produce certain states of altered consciousness. Examples include
using electronic media for passive recreational purposes --
listening to popular music over the radio or on recordings, watching
televised sports events and game shows, and playing the simpler
The Theocrats know a lot more about psychology than people do. In a
crude analogy with computers, it is as though people can handle data
input and output, and some have enough professional skills to modify
some programs slightly, but the Theocrats not only know the software
far more completely, but also have much easier access to the special
"command mode" used to modify it. This command mode is the
telepathic chain reaction used in religious mind control.
Of course, trained human psychics also have access to it, and so do
spirits in the Invisible College, but it is still extremely
difficult to free people from Theocratic control. The mind of the
average person is run by software designed by the Theocrats to keep
people from consciously finding out they exist. they simply can't
understand or believe it, because the very mental programs they use
for understanding and believing things, and drawing rational
conclusions from certain kinds of information, were designed by the
In their explanation of the Theocrats' programming techniques,
Griffith's guides note that memory storage and retrieval in the
human mind is a cumulative rather than an absolute process. Data has
to be received repeatedly, if details are to be recorded, and should
be periodically retrieved. Otherwise it will be automatically
An organism's behavioral response to stimuli depends on the quantity
and quality of reinforcement that it receives for performing that
response. What was described as the "religious trance state" occurs
in many different places besides religious services, enabling
Theocrats to practice mind control on crowds attending sporting
events, in gambling casinos, at political rallies, during
concerts of many types, and in a number of other places.
The Invisible College used the rock concerts, peace demonstrations,
"love-ins," and similar events of the Sixties for exactly the same
purposes. Before that, Griffith's guides state, they used meetings
of fraternal organizations, a variety of progressive political
meetings, and even the circuses and carnivals that used to visit
every American village and town, as the Theocrats used, and still
use, touring revival meetings. Both groups practice religious mind
control to reprogram people whenever they get the opportunity.
I personally was involved with an "esoteric group" which at the time
of the Apollo lunar landing in 1969 was asked to inject a certain
concept into the mass mind of the human race while it was distracted
or in a light trance state watching the landing on television. The
concept had nothing whatever to do with the landing event.
expressed as follows:
"Individual responsibility interacting social
The peculiar syntax was emphatically confirmed and
the reason for this is anything but obvious; no explanation was
This was the kind of mind control we are discussing here, and
I was participating as a sort of junior or apprentice controller!
This experience confirms that such activities do take place. I
believe it came from the Invisible College, not Theocrats.
Griffith's guides state that even though most of the individual
facts that make up the model of spiritual reality presented in this
book are already available to the public, very few people are
capable of assembling them into a coherent theory. This is because
the mental programs they use to draw conclusions from information on
spiritual subjects were deliberately designed by the Theocrats to be
illogical and irrational.
Seventeen years after the book was published, I have scanned the
Internet looking for any signs that the book had made an impact or
is even remembered today. I found only two or three references on
the Web, and to me they seemed to be from people who were completely
demented. This caused me momentarily to question my own sanity!
I decided to go with the model that the book is not that bad, and
that I am probably sane.
As part of the discussion being summarized here, the book goes into
a long description of how principles of positive and negative
reinforcement are used to maintain people's beliefs. Rituals, for
example, are of great value when they remain relatively stable. This
is one of the principal reasons why Theocratic religion is socially
and politically conservative or reactionary.
According to basic behaviorist theory, the book states, human
personality, including the mental programs that people use to
evaluate data and decide what is true and false, is conditioned into
them by their physical environment. Even if you leave direct
telepathic programming during religious mind control out of the
picture, people still receive their programming from both their
physical and social environments.
Programming from the physical
environment usually favors empirical thinking, which the Invisible
College strongly encourages, but that from the social environment
favors acceptance of doctrine on faith.
A large part of the customs and beliefs and instinctive emotional
reactions that make up this social environment were created by
Theocratic religion. The further back you go into human history, the
greater the percentage of people who were devout believers in
Theocratic religion and were subjected to religious mind control to
a significant degree throughout their lives.
In the Roman and Greek civilizations, the vast majority of the
populations were devout believers in Pagan religions that practiced
effective religious mind control. However, there were periodic
weakening of religious belief among certain elements of the
population, which allowed important occult, philosophical,
political, and scientific works to be written, works based on some
degree of empirical thinking.
But the Greek and Roman philosophers
were just a tiny elitist group of intellectuals. The majority
viewpoint then was not that of Socrates, but that of the people who
condemned him to death.
The hold of Theocratic religion on most of Earth's living population
did not begin to weaken until the modern era, from about the 1300s
down to the present. And even today, the greater part of the
population is still subject to religious mind control.
civilization does program people with personality structures that
resist religious mind control, but the Theocrats have been able to
counter by resorting to electronic mind control.
Electronic Mind Control
In 1988, the year War in Heaven was published, Internet
communications protocols included remote logins, electronic mail,
bulletin board systems, newsgroups, and file transfers.
available to a limited community of mostly professional users. The
World Wide Web as an infrastructure of universal information sharing
was still several years into the future. Undoubtedly if the book
were to be updated, it would take up a discussion of the role of
the Web in supporting a sort of mass mind of humanity.
Griffith's guides begin the discussion of
electronic mind control by
noting that the technology works on two different levels, just as
religious mind control does.
Recall that religious mind control
works by putting people into an altered state of consciousness
similar to a light hypnotic trance and how the thinking and behavior
of people in such a religious trance can be influenced by what they
experience through the physical senses during the service. In other
words, the preacher's words can have the same effect as
post-hypnotic suggestions during regular hypnosis.
Electronic mind control does exactly the same thing, and often to an
even greater degree. It is also even more addictive than religious
mind control. Like religious mind control, electronic mind control
works on two different levels, one physical and one psychic.
The physical level can be directly observed with the physical senses
and analyzed with the conscious intellect. Many researchers have
described the uses of subliminals in media and how to spot them.
The psychic component of electronic or media mind control employs
completely different mechanisms and one needs to be careful not to
It is also important to distinguish between the psychic phenomena of
religious mind control, which function most efficiently when the
people or spirits involved are spatially close to another, as though
the effect were broadcast and subject to inverse-square-law energy
radiation, and a second, non-broadcast system for transmitting and
receiving energies between human souls.
Reminiscent of the old Greek
myth about the "Threads of Destiny" woven by the Goddesses called
Fates, threads actually exist, but they aren't woven by superhuman
beings. They are "transmission lines" of astral matter connecting
one soul to another, and they allow telepathic communications over
greater distances and with greater power than can be accomplished by
ordinary "broadcast" telepathy.
These threads are created spontaneously when astral souls come into
contact with one another while generating large amounts of psychic
energy. Whenever the astral mind is in the correct state of
consciousness, generating these threads is as natural and automatic
as the process that spiders use to leave a silk strand behind them
when they travel.
Added to the material about religious mind control
given in the previous section, this additional theoretical
information explains how television evangelists can exert a direct
psychic influence over their congregations from a distance.
The process has two possible starting points. First, people who
regularly attend Christian church services dominated by the
Theocrats are urged to watch certain television evangelists and to
listen to designated religious radio broadcasts.
Over the years, an
elaborate network of astral transmission lines has been built up to
link the religious broadcasters to the clergy of Theocratic
congregations all over the country, and through them, to the masses
of ordinary members.
These psychic threads are put in place when
radio and TV preachers
are invited to hold services at church conventions, or when a group
of churches hosts a large local revival meeting with a media
evangelist, or someone working for one, as a guest. This method is
used primarily to link the churches to the hundreds of second-rank
broadcast evangelists with regional or local media followings.
superstar evangelists who already have national followings reverse
this procedure: they invite the ministers and elders of selected
churches all over the country to visit their studios and become part
of the in-house congregation during their broadcasts. In either
case, psychic linkages are established between the media evangelist
and the local churches.
Some of the more ambitious TV evangelists have also directly linked
large numbers of ordinary members of Theocratic congregations - and
hundreds of thousands of new converts as well - into their
electronic mind control networks by periodically holding huge, live
revival meetings. (They are often held in major sports stadiums,
which, as will be shown shortly, is especially appropriate.)
why several of the major evangelists have started colleges, and why
one TV ministry even built its own imitation of Disneyland.
But the media networks used by the TV evangelists are not the most
important electronic mind control networks in the United States
The Theocrats have another mind control network that
enslaves large numbers of people who have little or no interest in
organized religion. It's centered around major spectator sports,
organized gambling, and the communications media that service both,
and it controls more people than all the Fundamentalist churches and
TV evangelists combined.
It doesn't program people's surface
thinking and behavior as thoroughly as Theocratic religion does,
because there's less verbal-intellectual content, but it's just as
effective at programming their subconscious minds into forming
instinctive opinions favorable to the goals of the Theocrats.
People don't have to be watching a sermon or listening to a hymn to
receive subconscious telepathic messages from the very same spirits
who control Fundamentalist religion; they only have to be in the
correct state of altered consciousness (which TV and radio produces
automatically in all members of the audience who haven't learned
specific techniques for preventing it), and they have to have the
transmission lines of astral matter implanted in the right part of
their soul, linking them into the network.
(This idea of connecting
lines to the right part of the soul reminds one of
Castañeda's mention of "shifting the assemblage point," a location
on the "luminous cocoon" of awareness where all the fibers of the
universe are focused into our perception of the universe.)
So live sports events and casino gambling serve the same function in
this network as church services and revival meetings do in the
electronic religious mind control networks. Compulsive gambling,
especially on sports events through an enormous electronic
bookmaking network, plays the same role as does the cycle of
sin/guilt/forgiveness in Theocratic religion.
And the Theocrats are now actively expanding this form of mind
control. Many states have legalized various forms of gambling that
plug people into the networks just described: state lotteries, horse
racing (including off-track betting), bingo, card parlors, etc. It's
no accident that gambling expands on both the in-person and media
levels as the Fundamentalist churches and TV evangelism decline.
Theocrats are shifting their attention to activities more natural to
the average opinions and lifestyles of present-day Americans.
Casino gambling in Nevada is one of the most important battlefields
in the war between the Theocrats and the Invisible College. Once
Theocratic spirits get their control threads on people gambling in
the casinos, they continue to send telepathic messages into the
minds of these people whenever they watch certain television
programs, especially sports events and game shows.
The Invisible College also uses the Nevada casinos but they will not
give a description of what they do there. But they do mention that
(as of 1988 at least) the electronic mental reprogramming networks
of the Theocrats and the Invisible College have their American
Headquarters in Las Vegas:
the Theocrats are mostly on the Strip and
the Invisible College is mostly Downtown.
At this point they suggest that Griffith put in some advice for
people who enjoy recreational gambling.
Griffith responds with the
advice that people who want to gamble do it in private games with
friends, or at local bingo or card clubs if such are legal where
they live. These forms of gambling can still plug people into an
electronic mind-control network, but they're less dangerous than the
Nevada casinos. Going to Reno or Vegas or Atlantic City to gamble
for fun would be like going “out on the town” in Saigon during the
There's a war on, and the innocent can get caught up
in it as easily as the combatants.
People who disregard this advice and go to Nevada to gamble anyway
can minimize the danger if they are careful to remain in a normal
state of consciousness. This means: don't sample the free drinks,
and above all, don't gamble for more than an hour at a time. If you
get at all intoxicated or spaced out from fatigue, the Theocrats can
put you into the same type of trance that people go into at
religious services, and start brainwashing you.
They can also make you lose more money than you intended to risk.
This now happens to the majority of people who go to the Nevada
casinos just to have a good time. Electronic interstate banking,
allowing cash advances on almost any credit card right in the
casinos, is partly responsible for this, but the major reason is
simply that the War in Heaven is hotter than ever before, and both
sides are generating a lot more psychic force.
Gambling is just as addictive as alcohol or heroin.
love to turn people into compulsive gamblers. That suits their
purposes just as well as turning them into Jesus-addicts needing
their weekly fix of “divine forgiveness of sins.”
The Invisible College does even more electronic mind control than
the Theocrats (1988), working mostly through popular music and pop
culture in general. Once people have been to a certain number of
live rock concerts, whether huge ones in sports stadiums or small
ones in clubs, then they are permanently linked into a media mind
control network run by the Invisible College, and they receive
subconscious telepathic messages every time they listen to the right
kind of music on the radio or on their own stereo systems.
lyrics perform the same function in this process as sermons do in
religious media mind control.
It's hard to hear the channeled messages in song lyrics. Most of
them are subliminal unless you go to special efforts to pick them
out word by word, and when you do extract them, they're written in
an elaborate jargon and code. People who are part of the mind
control network learn a deep instinctive understanding of this code,
but few can paraphrase the content of the messages into plain
The Invisible College does use sports and gambling for reprogramming
when they can seize control of part of the network, while the
Theocrats have a large and powerful following in the popular music
The Invisible College has a word of advice to conscious psychics and
magicians who may be hostile to all forms of involuntary mental
reprogramming: they can help people learn to defend themselves
consciously against it by, for example, employing “clearing”
rituals, which should be widely and publicly performed.
Of course, this will also knock out “beneficial mind-control
linkages” so they recommend people be prepared to create new
beneficial linkages of their own. But even if this is not done, it
is still more important to break the Theocratic linkages. The
Invisible College would rather see people completely free of control
linkages than enslaved to the Theocrats.
At this point, the discussion touched on sex and drug magic.
Millions of Americans now practice relatively advanced forms of sex
and drug magic without bothering to learn the intellectual knowledge
traditionally associated with such practices in both the East and
the West. Many such experimenters have been hurt trying this, but a
large number have gotten to the point where they can channel down
instructions directly from spirits.
However, because they have never
bothered to learn the associated spiritual, cosmological,
philosophical, and ethical systems, they are almost totally ignorant
of how to identify the political faction a particular spirit belongs
to on the astral plane, so their channeled information is usually a
mishmash from many different sources.
The Invisible College (2)
Note: The dialogs between
Kyle Griffith and his guides from the
Invisible College, as quoted or characterized in this section of the
notes and throughout the book, may give the impression that English
is the common language used between astral entities. Of course this
cannot be true, and even the status of language as we know it would
Indeed, Griffith clarifies this issue in a private communication:
"...neither the mind contained in the embodied astral soul nor the
astral minds of disembodied spirits use English or any other human
language. Instead, they use entirely different “pre-verbal” symbols
to encode information. The speech center in the physical mind then
translates these into ordinary human language."
The name “Invisible College” is just a collective term in common use
on the astral plane to describe all disembodied spirits who are not
members of Theocratic bands and are not merely lost souls wandering
around helpless because they can't function effectively in the
A synonym in wide use is “free spirits,” which
contains a play on words because “free” is used in two senses at
once. It means “free of Theocratic control” simultaneously with
“free to move around the astral plane at will and communicate
telepathically with other spirits.”
There are three main groups of spirits in the Invisible College:
enlightened ones, magicians, and space people.
Most of these spirits were highly advanced in
spiritual knowledge and the use of their psychic powers during life,
but they were also devout believers in some sect of the Eastern
religious system that includes Vedanta and Buddhism.
They were wise
enough to refuse to join the Theocratic bands associated with their
particular sect after death, because they could psychically perceive
the enslavement and exploitation going on in the various Heavens.
(Few of the Western occultists who have called themselves
“Illuminati” or some other synonym of “enlightened ones” join this
group after physical death; most become magicians or Theocrats.)
The enlightened ones could be very useful to the cause of the
Invisible College, but few of them are willing to stay on the astral
plane and help actively fight Theocracy. They believe that the
Theocratic perversions of Heaven they observe there, are illusions,
and that perceiving such illusions proves that they are not yet
advanced enough to liberate themselves from the cycle of rebirth.
they go back and live another earthly life, always hoping that the
next time they die they will be worthy to enter the true Heaven.
They consider the War in Heaven an illusion and run away from it,
back into earthly existence, which they also consider illusory.
The idea that much of the universe is “maya” or illusion is just
Theocratic propaganda, and the refusal of the enlightened ones to
help in the war against Theocracy is a perfect example of how
effective it is. Physical life on Earth is no illusion, nor is
existence as a disembodied spirit on the astral plane. What's
illusory is the claim of the Theocrats to be the Gods of various
religions, and the lie that their Heavens offer the human soul
What happens to saints in the Judeo-Christian religions after death?
Most become Theocrats if they are devout members of Theocratic
churches during life. However, some people who claimed to work
miracles through faith in religious doctrine have become magician
spirits after death. They were really occultists whose faith was
merely a sham to allow them to work within the religious
However, even some believers in the Western religious systems whose
psychic powers are highly developed are still quite vulnerable to
being enslaved by the Theocrats after death, whereas similar people
in the East often remain free of Theocratic control and go on
incarnating. This is because the Eastern religions teach belief in
reincarnation as part of their official doctrine.
The political structure of
Judeo-Christian Theocracy on the astral
plane is complex. The Theocrats in charge of bands force many
advanced souls within these religions to reincarnate, because such
spirits don't make very good subordinate Theocrats but are too
valuable to the religion as a whole to kill.
The average Theocratic spirit that has been described so far
realizes that religious doctrine and mythology are lies and is
cynically seeking immortality and political power. The enlightened
ones, although they possess a high degree of spiritual knowledge and
psychic development, still actually believe in the doctrine.
Therefore, if they joined a Theocratic band and observed first-hand
how it operates, they might rebel. Because of this, the leaders of
Theocratic bands usually persuade such spirits to return to Earth to
further the interests of the religion.
The Christian Bible contains references to this: the passages in
which various people ask Jesus if he is Elias or some other Hebrew
prophet returned to Earth. Liberal Christians often use passages of
this type as Scriptural authority to support reincarnation, which,
of course, they are.
Although Jesus denied that he was the reincarnation of any of the
Hebrew prophets, this was just a simple “No” to the specific
questions. He had a perfect opportunity to make a definitive
statement denying the existence of reincarnation, and he didn't take
it. This suggests that the author of the passage was an enemy of
Theocracy and knew elements of “the Great Secret” - that is,
everything this book is saying.
Getting back to the point, the Theocrats persuade many of the saints
in western fourth-stage Theocratic religion to reincarnate. Often
they become charismatic preachers who win large numbers of new
converts, or religious leaders who increase the power of churches
over the whole of society.
In the process, they may become so
corrupted by earthly power that they eventually become Theocrats.
This is the second major group in the Invisible College.
The term “magician” is used very loosely to refer to people who made
effective conscious use of their psychic powers while alive, and did
not voluntarily join a Theocratic band after death. It is a very
diverse group, and the spirits that compose it belonged to many
different cultures and social classes during life.
Many magician spirits belonged to the
Spiritualists, Theosophists, Rosicrucians, or other well-known Western occult groups during life.
Others belonged to occult groups that are usually labeled as Pagan
religions, such as Witchcraft, Voodoo, Santeria, etc. Still others
had been commercial fortune-tellers or psychic healers.
(Many of the
magicians in this last category considered themselves Christians and
performed their psychic activities “in the name of Christ.” However,
the Theocratic churches were afraid of their conscious psychic
activities and banned them from membership, so they kept their
freedom after death.)
In the East, many martial-arts experts, Yogis, Tantrists, Zen
Masters, Sufis, etc., become magician spirits after death, as do
people who make their living doing divination or practicing psychic
healing. The shamans of the surviving first-stage religions also
often join the magician spirits when they die.
These spirits all had wide practical experience with the operational
use of their psychic powers when they were alive. (This includes
some people who had possessed highly-developed psychic powers during
life but were never consciously aware of them.) The average magician
had definite religious beliefs during life, but these were not
strong enough to compel joining a Theocratic band after death.
Magicians, living or disembodied, tend to be practical people, not
mystics or “true believers.”
Most of the spirit guides who assist occultists all over the world
in obtaining spiritual knowledge and in learning conscious control
of their psychic powers are magicians. The Theocrats are seriously
frightened of the work these spirits do, which explains why
Fundamentalist propaganda contains such stern warnings against
This accounts for the propaganda against Ouija boards and other aids
that help people achieve independent, consciously-controlled contact
with disembodied spirits. The warnings about demonic possession
through engaging in mediumistic workings are especially ironic, as
the spirit-contact that Fundamentalists achieve at services using
religious mind control are much closer to the descriptions of
“possession” than what happens to occultists when they hold
mediumistic conversations with spirits.
But passing information to people with conscious mediumistic powers
is one of the less important things magicians, do, because there
aren't very many conscious spirit mediums. However, the magician
spirits can communicate telepathically with a much larger segment of
the living population on a strictly subconscious level, and do so
Such spirits are responsible for many experiences
that people call prophetic dreams, flashes of insight, hunches,
intuition, instinctive knowledge, etc. However, some of the
experiences assigned these names are entirely the product of the
person's own subconscious imagination or psychic powers. There's
usually no way to tell the difference.
Griffith brings up a point that worries him and he believes may
worry some readers: he doesn't like the idea that a spirit or
another person can plant in his mind an idea that he will consider
the product of his own memory or creative powers.
This, he says, is
an invasion of his privacy and of his right to make decisions for
himself. It is a matter of ethics.
“Would you rather be drafted into the army to fight
against beings as evil as Hitler, or to fight on their side?”
Earth people simply don't have the psychic strength of spiritual
knowledge to remain neutral in the war between the Theocrats and the
If the Invisible College doesn't manipulate them
subconsciously, then the Theocrats will do so anyway. Their own code
of ethics applies the principle of “greatest good.” An individual
manipulated by both sides is better off than if he or she were
influenced by the Theocrats alone.
As to “informed consent,” this book and hundreds of similar attempts
to communicate the same information are intended to provide the
general public with the information they need to make a choice. They
call this “making a personal breakthrough in spiritual
consciousness.” They want people to learn enough about how mind
control operates to avoid situations that expose them to it.
Even now, when very few people are consciously aware of the nature
of Theocracy and the forces opposing it, the Invisible College
thinks their methods are still more ethical than those of the
Theocrats and their religions. Brainwashing people with religious
mind control is the Theocrats' strategy of first choice, whereas the
Invisible College employs such methods very sparingly.
When they work with people who are consciously learning occultism,
they try to inform them about exactly what is going on as well as
they can. The more spiritual information people learn and the
stronger their conscious psychic powers become, the more they are
able to avoid subconscious telepathic mind control by either side in
the War in Heaven.
For example, Griffith himself seems to be quite
capable of questioning them on ethical matters and making his own
value judgments about what he receives in the process of writing
Getting back to the description of what the magician spirits in the
Invisible College do: Placing information about Theocracy in the
minds of living people is only their second most important job. The
principal service they perform for the human race is assisting other
souls in reincarnating.
It's an old Spiritualist tradition that mediums and their spirit
guides offer help to the souls of the recently deceased who seem in
distress. Unfortunately, the traditional Spiritualists and those of
their spirit guides who held similar beliefs during life do harm as
often as good when they attempt to aid lost souls, because most of
them lack even the most rudimentary knowledge about Theocracy.
Instead of attempting to help such spirits reincarnate, they talk
about such lost souls being “Earthbound”, and they try to assist the
distressed spirits to enter the “higher astral.”
But the whole astral plane is in direct contact with the Earth, and
the only parts of it that give the illusion of not being closely
linked to Earth are those under the control of the Theocrats.
too often, when Spiritualists and similar occultists assist souls in
“entering the higher astral,” they are actually sending them
straight into the control of some band of Theocrats, to be enslaved
and devoured. That is because the majority of Spiritualists and the
magician spirits that serve as their spirit guides are too friendly
to deistic religion and too ignorant of the realities of life on the
This is beginning to change now, but it's still a
In many cases, people who had read a lot of occult literature during
life put up more resistance to understanding the true nature of
Theocracy than atheists, agnostics, and even some believers in
orthodox religion. It's actually easier to show religious people
that their Gods are impostors than it is to show occultists that
there are no “planes higher than the astral.”
The beliefs of the
former are easier to refute because they are simple and clear-cut.
The delusions of occultists are more complex and sophisticated.
of them tell us,
“OK, so some Heavens are really Hells of psychic
vampirism. I'm going to keep looking until I find one that's not.”
Unfortunately, there are Theocratic bands specifically designed to
entrap spirits like this, bands run by Theocrats who were occultists
themselves during life.
Griffith observes that the Invisible College faces the same problems
in dealing with people on the astral plane as he has in getting
people on Earth to accept the information described in this book.
There are thousands of years of false knowledge to overcome, and
virtually every body of available spiritual information is heavily
corrupted with Theocratic propaganda. It strikes him as miraculous
that the Invisible College was able to start teaching such knowledge
widely, both on the astral plane and on Earth.
He asks how this was
Griffith's guides state that about seven hundred years
ago, scientists from their world established two-way contact with
spirits on Earth's astral plane.
Accidents in interstellar
transportation had already marooned quite a few extraterrestrial
spirits on Earth, but they were not capable of communicating with
the societies they'd come from.
(Ironically, psychic machines
capable of establishing such communication existed on Earth's astral
plane, but none of the spirits who came here by accident possessed
the specialized skills for using them.)
Of course, such spirits were forced to reincarnate periodically, and
every time they did so, they lost a portion of their original
memories. This meant that Earth people remained ignorant of the
basic facts about spiritual reality, including the true nature of
the Theocratic spirits who claim to be Gods. There were always a few
spirits around who knew the truth, but they were seldom able to
communicate more than hints of it to others before they lost the
memory of who they were and where they came from.
The two-way contact roughly coincided with the beginnings of modern
There are numerous passages in occult
literature from the late Middle Ages on about telepathic
conversations between mediums and spirit entities who resemble
modern UFO-contactee descriptions of space people much more than
they do the traditional angels, demons, or spirits of deceased Earth
Several of these accounts include what appears to be
advanced information about physics, astronomy, and other sciences –
and is exactly that. The accounts that have survived are just a
small part of the whole.
As soon as this contact was established, spirits from advanced
civilizations started coming to Earth deliberately to attempt to
build an advanced civilization here. The fight against Theocracy is
a necessary negative step that has to be taken before the real goal
is accomplished, which is to make the Earth a fit place for human
beings to live.
The guides acknowledge that both traditional occult literature and
modern UFO-contactee stories lack sufficient detail to make them
credible. Usually, they're just full of truisms and banalities.
say that it's taken centuries to prepare people even to think about
what life in a truly advanced society would be like. The process has
to be done gradually, over a long period of time, and most of it has
been done on the level of action, not that of intellectual theory.
As to why the spirits from advanced civilizations couldn't take some
kind of direct action against the Theocrats right at the beginning,
it simply wasn't possible. The space people don't come here
physically, but as naked spirits transmitted across vast distances.
We come with a certain amount of knowledge, a small part of which we
can communicate directly to Earth people, and with psychic powers
that are highly trained but not especially powerful in terms of
force. The average Theocratic spirit is actually “stronger” than one
of us in terms of sheer ability to radiate psychic energy as a
The reason is that a normal spirit can transmit only limited amounts
of astral energy through the psychic powers – less than that which
can be radiated by the psychic powers of a similar spirit incarnated
in a physical body. But Theocratic spirits are not bound by this
limitation, because they don't keep their astral soul in a normal
Instead, they absorb energy from other spirits and grow
as much as they can. Abnormal growth gives them access to more
internal astral energy and hence stronger psychic powers than a
normal spirit possesses.
So they have been forced to use finesse rather than brute strength
in fighting the Theocrats, and also have been forced to enlist the
aid of living people in many different ways.
But couldn't they have used those psychic machines that were here?
Not until the present because the process requires large amounts of
astral energy. One of the reasons for assisting us in building a
physical technology is so that they could tap some of the psychic
energy raised by the electronic mind-control networks and use it to
repair and run psychic machines constructed of astral matter.
could have done it previously only by using the methods employed by
second-stage Theocratic religion: mass human sacrifices and mass
destruction of human souls.
This is far beyond the limits to which
they will stretch their ethics.
It is a means that no end will
Satan and Buddha
The whole mythology of Satan and the
Rebellion of the Angels
was the creation of spirits fighting Theocracy long ago, and the
original teachings of the Buddha contain similar elements.
Does using terms like “Satan” invite accusations of being
They respond that they have good reason to use
terms that encourage people to take a closer look at the Biblical
myths about Satan.
But the Invisible College rejects "worship" as
the term is usually defined:
"Absolute, unquestioning belief in and
obedience to a spiritual being or a body of doctrine."
Individual sovereignty is the most fundamental postulate of the
philosophy of the Invisible College.
Each person must assume full
responsibility for making value judgments on ethical and political
matters. The Invisible College never advocates absolute obedience to
ANY authority, even their own. They urge people to resist orders
from leaders if they disagree with them, and to use laws, customs,
and ideologies only as guides for making their own decisions on
specific issues. Assuming personal responsibility for running their
own lives makes people wiser and stronger.
to orders or fixed doctrine only makes them increasingly dependent
The concepts that Satan is a "God of Evil" who demands the same kind
of worship as
Jehovah or other Theocratic conceptions of deity, and
that he tempts people to do exactly the reverse of all the
individual ethical principles in the Judeo-Christian moral code, are
both Theocratic propaganda incorporated into religious doctrine to
keep people from understanding the Invisible College's original and
constructive purpose in creating the myth about Satan and getting it
incorporated into the Bible.
Satan has a much more favorable image in literature and folk
tradition in all the Judeo-Christian cultures than you'd expect him
to have if he was really the archetype of reversed Biblical morality
that religious doctrine claims he is.
Look at all the folk tales in which the Devil simply opposes the
puritanical, "blue-nose" aspects of Christian morality that say that
sex and other sensual pleasures are intrinsically evil. The
Invisible College has already pointed out the role these puritanical
doctrines play in the religious mind-control process.
The Theocrats want religious believers to feel
guilty every time
they feel sexual desire or enjoy any "pleasures of the flesh." The
guilt literally addicts them to attending church services that
subject them to religious mind control. When the Devil of folk
tradition says that sensual pleasure is not immoral in itself, then
he is actually advocating an ethical code superior to the
In ancient Hebrew, the word satan simply meant “adversary” or
“enemy.” The Invisible College communicated the myth about the
temptation of Adam and Eve by the serpent to some of the prophets
who wrote the Old Testament just to ensure that people who read
Judeo-Christian scripture would realize that Jehovah has enemies.
They also claim responsibility for other elements of that myth: that
disobeying Jehovah by eating the forbidden fruit enabled human
beings to discern good from evil, and that there was another secret,
that of the Tree of Life that would give people eternal life without
involvement with Jehovah or other Theocrats.
The material in the
Book of Genesis, even though it pertains to the
Creation and the earliest history of the Hebrews and the Jewish
religion, was mostly dictated to Jewish prophets after the Exodus.
Judaism started to adopt important elements of fourth-stage
Theocratic religion during the Egyptian Captivity, not long after
Akhenaton tried to change Egyptian Paganism into a fourth-stage
religion and failed. Fourth-stage Theocratic religions all have a
creation myth that includes the concept of Original Sin.
Even though first-century Judaism practiced animal sacrifices at the
Temple in Jerusalem, Judaism was almost entirely into the fourth
stage when Christianity broke away from it.
It started becoming a
fourth-stage religion at the time of Moses, though the process was
gradual rather than sudden.
Survival of limited amounts of animal
sacrifice was just an atavism. The core of Jewish doctrine from the
time of Moses down to the present has been that Jehovah is both an
angry, judgmental deity who condemns people for Original Sin, and a
loving God who forgives their sins after various acts of faith and
All the Christians did was assign separate names
to these two different aspects of the one deity:
Jehovah, or God the
Father, to the judgmental aspect, and Jesus, or God the Son, to the
As to the origin of the concepts of Satan and the
War in Heaven...
First of all, a fourth-stage Theocratic religion has no need for a
God of evil to tempt people into sin: the concept of Original Sin
itself makes any sort of Devil superfluous. However, if such a
concept survives as an atavism from an earlier stage of the
religion's development, it does no harm, any more than did the token
sacrifices of doves by the Jews at Jerusalem, as described in the
Judaism had originally been a polytheistic religion. Most of the
angels with names ending “iel” had originally been “God of ..."; for
example, "Barakiel - God of Lightning."
Therefore Judaism already
had a concept of "Satan" similar to the "adversary" or "trickster"
Gods in other third-stage religions. It was quite natural to
incorporate Satan into the creation myth to tempt people into
“Was the Hebrew Pagan deity Satan originally a
serpentine form like Damballa and some of the other African
Possibly. We really don't know.
What we're telling you here is
mostly derived from our knowledge of modern religious and occult
works, supplemented to some extent by rumors that have circulated on
the astral plane for thousands of years.
We have no exact historical
details on any of this, just educated guesses. However, the choice
of a serpent image for the deity that tempted people into disobeying
Jehovah is obvious if you realize that it was enemies of Theocracy
who dictated the myth in the form in which we know it.
The serpent was intended as a symbol of reincarnation, because
snakes shed their skins, leaving behind a casting that resembles a
dead snake to a casual glance, while the animal crawls on about its
business with a shiny, new, young-looking skin.
The Theocrats who
called themselves "Jehovah" did not want people to believe in
reincarnation, even though the fourth-stage religious concept of
"dwelling in the House of the Lord forever" was probably not known
to the Jews at the time the creation myth was first dictated.
Griffith asks if the concept of reincarnation was known to the Jews
at that time.
As we said before, we have no exact historical knowledge of the
time, just age-old rumor and inference from literature on Earth.
However, our best guess is that every human culture throughout
history and back into prehistory has had at least rudimentary
knowledge of reincarnation.
There are references to it in literature
from every culture we know about, including those in the ancient
Near East contemporary with the people who wrote Genesis, so we
assume the concept was known to them. More important, a small number
of people in every culture have always possessed enough conscious
past-life memories to re-establish rumors about reincarnation even
if a Theocratic religion has managed to suppress them.
Here Griffith asks who was opposing Theocracy at the time of Moses,
or whenever the myth concerning Adam and Eve and the serpent was
written, if the Invisible College has been in existence for only a
Exact names for the forces opposing Theocracy are actually arbitrary
We prefer to reserve the term "Invisible College"
to refer to the highly organized opposition to Theocracy that
started when large numbers of spirits from advanced extraterrestrial
civilizations started coming to Earth voluntarily about six or seven
hundred years ago.
However, small numbers of such spirits have been
accidentally transported to Earth's astral plane throughout history
and far back into prehistoric times, and many of them have tried to
fight Theocracy as best they could. One spirit with advanced
knowledge could have been responsible for the creation myth we're
The process by which the Theocrats dictate "holy writ" to religious
believers is, like that used for this book, some form of automatic
writing or other mediumistic reception of data from spirits on the
astral plane. The only difference is that the spirits involved are
Theocrats instead of members of the Invisible College.
Since it is extremely difficult for the mediums themselves to tell
exactly who in the spirit world is dictating to them at a given
time, Griffith's guides always review everything he receives from
them several times and leave him to be the final judge as to whether
what he has received is really from them or is Theocratic deception.
Griffith realizes that he has to be responsible for that, to ensure
that what he receives is internally consistent and agrees with his
own rational judgment based on the evidence available in his memory.
The Invisible College finds it easier to send anti-Theocratic
messages to the prophets of Theocratic religions, who don't normally
question divine revelations, than it is for Theocrats to deceive
conscious “Spiritual Revolutionaries” (a term Griffith and the
Invisible College were promoting when this book was published).
This is exactly what happened with the myth about the serpent and
the Fall. A spirit hostile to Theocracy managed to dictate the story
to one of the Hebrew prophets, and somehow it survived long enough
in folk tradition to be written into the Old Testament. And the
Invisible College is glad it did, because it reveals some important
spiritual truths to anyone capable of understanding them.
One is that
Jehovah has an enemy who communicates with people and
urges them to rebel. Another is that these messages of rebellion are
involved with ethics and morality.
"Right and wrong
are only what I tell you they are, and they are absolute values that
Satan, on the other hand, says,
"Use your intellect to
determine what is right and wrong in a given situation, because such
value judgments are highly dependent on the environment you're in at
a given time."
Since the latter statement is rational and the former
irrational, people are put into conflict with Theocratic religious
doctrine every time they use their intellect to make rational value
The doctrines of organized religions have to be accepted on
because they are not rational. This religious myth is one of the
The Theocrats don't want people to become consciously
aware of the basically illogical nature of absolute moral doctrine,
but there is nothing they can do about it. The more highly developed
a person's rational intellect, the less likely he or she is to
accept religious doctrine on "blind faith."
The serpent myth is only a minor detail in Judeo-Christian
mythology, but it has been very important over the centuries in the
fight against Theocracy. And it's also obvious why the
Judeo-Christian Theocrats countered it with further mythology about
Satan as the Father of Lies who goes around telling people it's good
to kill and steal and otherwise do the opposite of the religious
The Theocrats tried to obscure the information about using the
intellect to make ethical decisions on a rational basis. They added
many extraneous details to the mythology about Satan. For example,
they included the idea that telepathy, mediumship, and other
psychic powers are either "works of God" or "works of the Devil."
This allows them to forbid religious believers to communicate with
spirits hostile to Theocracy without revealing various facts about
spiritual reality that the Theocrats wish to conceal.
And then there's all the propaganda about
demonic possession. As was
discussed earlier, the irony of the whole concept of "possession" is
that the Theocrats themselves practice something rather similar to
it when they program people into becoming willing slaves through
religious mind control.
The important thing to remember whenever possession is mentioned is
simply this: no spirit, Theocrat or otherwise, can actually force
living people to do things contrary to their conscious will and
their customary ideas of right and wrong. Even religious mind
control can only reprogram a person's opinions and beliefs one small
step at a time: it's a slow, gradual process, not a sudden, dramatic
It's very important for the reader to realize this.
However, even gradual reprogramming can produce some extremely evil
and violent people if it continues over a whole lifetime. There are
plenty of people in this country right now who are emotionally and
morally capable of "killing a Commie for Christ" or acting on the
literal meaning of the Biblical passage, "Thou shalt not suffer a
witch to live."
However, this has nothing to do with the sudden,
violent "possession by evil spirits" that Fundamentalist propaganda
spreads around so freely, and that many serious occultists also
That, fortunately, is a myth.
The Tree of Life
As the serpent myth represents the concept that
people have the right to determine good and evil for themselves
through the free exercise of the conscious intellect, the Tree of
Life represents certain essential details of the breakthrough
information - the concepts that people can only achieve immortality
through reincarnation and that the "eternal life in heaven" offered
by deities is a delusion.
However, you must remember that the
of Life is mentioned only so the Theocrats can gloat that they
prevented people from gaining this knowledge. The secret referred to in this passage is not just immortality, but
the complete knowledge that Theocratic spirits have about the nature
of the soul, reincarnation, psychic powers, etc.
spirit who dictated these passages tried to communicate the whole
breakthrough and failed.
The beginning of Buddhism is a similar case in which enemies
of Theocracy tried to help people make the breakthrough but didn't
After the Buddha achieved enlightenment, he made some
statements that seemed self-contradictory, at least on the surface.
He attributed his spiritual progress to his own efforts, not to a
"gift" from omnipotent deities. He also stated in so many words that
ordinary people could achieve enlightenment through practicing the
proper psychic development techniques.
But at the same time, his
statements about reincarnation appeared paradoxical. He said that
achieving enlightenment meant that he no longer needed to
reincarnate, but he also said that he would continue to do so to
help other people achieve enlightenment.
The Invisible College guides attempt to explain this.
that what the Buddha called his enlightenment is actually a version
of the breakthrough – that is, he became consciously aware of
exactly what the Vedantic Gods really are and how they operate. But
the words in which his followers wrote down his knowledge are
They understood the most important part of his message quite
clearly: the path to enlightenment is the disciplined practice of
various psychic development techniques. Notice too that the Buddha
himself didn't limit his followers in which specific techniques they
used, because part of his knowledge must have been that different
techniques work better for a given individual than others.
quite vague on this, and Buddhists ever since have practiced a wide
variety of techniques drawn from Yoga, Tantra, and other sources
However, the basic teachings of Buddha are anti-deistic whereas
those of Vedanta were highly deistic.
Many modern Buddhists believe
that if they personally achieve enlightenment, their souls will
merge with the soul of Buddha into Nirvana, a "state of blissful
nothingness." Vedantic doctrine in the time of the Buddha already
taught that enlightened souls would merge with Brahma or some other
God. This doctrine was grafted onto the Buddha's teachings after his
death, when Buddhism was taken over by the Vedantic Theocrats.
Buddhism was originally founded to fight Theocracy, as were
Gnosticism and some forms of early Christianity.
The Buddha implied
by his own example that the enlightened were capable of transcending
reincarnation but deliberately chose not to do so in order to be of
service to the human race. The Buddha realized he could become a
Theocrat and remain on the astral plane indefinitely, but he refused
to do so for ethical reasons.
This interpretation of the early
Buddhist teaching is possible for people who have already made the
breakthrough from some other source, but it is not stated clearly
enough in the writings themselves to make finding and understanding
it very easy.
Even though he founded a major religion, the enlightenment the
Buddha achieved was still only a partial breakthrough. Much of what
he learned from the Invisible College was on a subconscious level;
it is reflected indirectly in his various teachings and practices as
described by his followers after his death when they wrote the early
literature, but much of it never came out in so many words in his
He didn't actually say that the Vedantic Gods are evil beings who
eat souls, or that enlightened souls need to reincarnate for their
own good as well as that of living people. This vital information is
implied, but never directly stated.
For example, the Buddha did
teach that animal sacrifices and "austere practices" - by which he
meant self-torture, starvation, etc. - are not mandatory for one to
achieve enlightenment; but he didn't antagonize the Vedantic
majority around him, or their Gods, by saying that "The Gods are
evil." However, after his death, the legends portrayed the Vedantic
Gods as "worshipping" the enlightened Buddha, implying at the least
that they had no power over him.
It is also important to remember that the Buddha was preaching to an
audience with far different religious beliefs from those of modern
Westerners, or of modern Buddhists, for that matter.
The Vedanta of
his time was a third-stage Pagan religion based on large-scale
animal sacrifice and orgiastic rituals, but its doctrine also
included many atavistic myths surviving from the first stage. As
well as being the priests of third-stage Vedanta, the Brahmins also
functioned as first-stage shamans who insured that various spiritual
beings were "fed" to keep them from eating human souls after death.
Direct references to the Gods as "Eaters of Souls" occur in Vedantic
hymns used in the Soma ritual.
Griffith observes that most of the Buddha's actual sermons or
lectures seemed to be on ethics, similar to the Vedantic ethics of
the culture he lived in, which contained many inconsistencies.
guides reply that he preached a version of the Vedantic ethical code
and religious customs stripped of some of the worst
self-contradictions, like the concept of non-violence co-existing
with animal sacrifice and with various forms of violence against
oneself in the name of religious practice.
However, it is easy to
misunderstand what he was actually doing, which was to separate
ethics from the process of achieving enlightenment.
In other words, says Griffith, he said
living ethically was
important, but not directly related to the psychic development that
causes enlightenment. Again, this interpretation is possible from
reading the Buddhist literature, but the point is not made clearly
enough for most people to understand it.
Certainly most modern
Modern Buddhism, except for a few occult groups associated with it,
is a Theocratic religion. Buddhists feel that their ethical conduct
as well as their psychic development practices will earn them
enlightenment by pleasing various incarnations of the Buddha, all of
which are imagined to co-exist as Gods similar to the
This is not what Buddha taught at all.
Certain Zen masters, whom I class with the occult minority
within Buddhism, have said things like, "There are no Gods, there
are no Buddhas.”
When they do this, they are fighting against the tendency of the
majority of Buddhists to worship the Buddha as a God, instead of
seeking enlightenment through their own efforts and practicing
ethical conduct for humanistic reasons - to serve their own
interests and that of other people - instead of to earn divine
Zen masters have even told students who were drifting into
"Contemplate the Buddha as a piece of dried shit."
This anti-deistic, anti-Theocratic teaching is even more evident in
the doctrines of some of the Eastern occult secret societies
involved with the martial arts.
These secret societies have often
worked under the direction of the Invisible College to fight against
the control of both religion and politics in China and Japan by the
That's why they sometimes tell initiates, "We are
devils," because they are literally fighting against the "Gods," in
the sense of fighting deism and defending the idea that people can
achieve enlightenment through their own efforts.
However, you have to be careful when you read about secret societies
of this type, because many of them have fought for the Theocrats at
one time and against them at other times, depending on the
personalities and beliefs of the members.
The Age of Reason
In this War in Heaven text,
The Age of Reason refers to the work of
the Invisible College in the old Masonic and Rosicrucian lodges
several hundred years ago, when these organizations had so much
influence over the development of modern civilization.
They wanted initiates on the lower levels to be reprogrammed to
accept what's now called the "Philosophy of the Age of
Enlightenment." [It's unclear if this is meant to be synonymous with
"Age of Reason."]
This included the form of political liberalism
sketched out in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights,
support of capitalism and industrial technology, a progressive
attitude towards innovation in science and the arts, reliance on
rational pragmatic decision-making over dependence on tradition, and
a general attitude toward life that was constructive, optimistic,
The Invisible College realized it wasn't possible to
turn most of those people into high-level psychics or magicians or
to teach them much about the true nature of Theocracy; they just
wanted to turn them into what would be defined in the United States
today as “good average citizens".
Two types of consciousness-raising programs were used within the
one trained initiates in the lower degrees to become
rational atheists and political liberals;
the other, more advanced,
program, taught high-level occult knowledge and conscious control
over the psychic powers.
The first of these programs always had many more members than the
second. Initiates who learned to accept the Masonic philosophy often
became immune to falling into a religious trance during the rituals.
This is an example of the difference between the way the Invisible
College reprograms people's minds and the way the Theocrats do.
Invisible College continually plants information in the subconscious
"Think for yourself. Don't accept anything without
evidence. Do what you feel is best under the circumstances rather
then just accepting what someone tells you.
You can become a better
person if you only learn how to do so. Judge yourself realistically:
you are neither a self-righteous saint nor a miserable sinner, but
simply an ordinary human being with free will and control over your
This is almost the opposite of the
Theocrats' programming that takes
place during Fundamentalist Christian services. They want
worshippers to say "Thy will be done," and submit completely to the
telepathic influences they receive, as well as to obey religious
doctrine to the letter.
The method of the Invisible College tends eventually to liberate
initiates from the influence of religious mind control: the more
people are affected by the reprogramming process, the less
motivation they have to enter the religious trance, which involves
voluntarily allowing the conscious will to lose control.
The more people become accustomed to
making decisions rationally and
forming an accurate appraisal of their self-worth, the less likely
they are to fall into a religious trance during rituals.
individuals in one of the old lodges reached this stage of being in
a normal state of consciousness during the rituals most of the time,
they automatically progressed to one of the "higher" degrees and
assumed one of the numerous positions of subordinate leadership.
Initiates on this level were expected to study the lodge's
traditions, mythology, and doctrine intensely on a strictly
intellectual level. This wasn't done at rituals that employed the
religious trance, but through ordinary reading and tutorial study,
exactly as if the initiates were learning history or mathematics.
This is the level that tried to replace Christian faith with
"worship of the Goddess of Reason," and then went into a philosophy
that would be called "scientific materialism" and "rational
This middle level of initiation was intended to
produce a personality type similar to one very common in American
society today -- the millions of people who are not very much
interested in spiritual matters of any kind, but are chiefly
concerned with their personal survival and happiness here on Earth.
Some of them call themselves atheists or
agnostics, but just as many
profess nominal belief in Christianity or some other religious or
occult system. However, regardless of what they say they believe,
spirituality has very little emotional impact on their daily life.
People like this are still either a slight majority or a very large
minority in American society.
When they started this process several centuries ago, the influence
of Theocratic religion was still so strong that it was easier to
turn people into atheists or agnostics than to teach them directly
about spiritual reality.
People were taught to relate positively to
the material world, and to the advanced civilization that was
beginning to develop around them, as more than just "a vale of tears
to pass through on the way to Heaven."
The Invisible College wanted
the relationship between people and their earthly environment to
become more important than their relationship with "God" and
religion. The Invisible College had to proceed step by step, using
the methods of behavioral psychology, which are based on knowledge
of how the human mind is actually programmed.
consciousness (religious trances) and environmental reinforcement
are the most important factors to consider here.
First, they took people who had been raised within Theocratic
religion and had been entering the religious trance during church
services all their lives. They manipulated them into attending the
rituals of the Masonic and Rosicrucian lodges.
These rituals also
employed the religious trance and, on the lower levels of
initiation, taught a doctrine that was not so alien to the average
lodge member's existing Christian beliefs that it broke the trance.
During these rituals, lodge members were gradually reprogrammed to
become more rational in their thinking and more materialistic in
their emotional goals for their lives. The social environment of the
lodge increased their self-esteem, so they no longer thought of
themselves as "miserable sinners in need of salvation" but as "free
men under God," and eventually as "free members of a brotherhood of
Lodge members received positive reinforcement through religious mind
control during lodge rituals. This made the members feel good while
they learned various philosophical principles quite different from
those at the core of Fundamentalist Christianity even though phrased
in many of the same terms.
One very important thing to realize here
is that the basic ethical philosophy of the eighteenth-century
Freemasons was very, very similar to the moral codes of the various
Theocratic Christian sects of the day. At least ninety-five percent
of the individual precepts were the same. In fact, there is only one
fundamental difference between the two codes of conduct, which
affects a small number of separate ethical precepts.
"Your duties are:
to obey the will of God as you perceive it during church services
and in private prayer and meditation;
to obey religious doctrine and tradition as you learn it on the
to follow the dictates of your conscience and intellectual will."
By contrast, the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment says,
to follow the dictates of reason as applied to the knowledge you
learn from your environment;
to work for your own survival and happiness as long as you don't
harm other individuals or society in general by so doing;
to work for 'the greatest good for the greatest number,' which
sometimes involves greater or lesser degrees of self-sacrifice."
These statements are diametrically opposed in theory, but in the
routine circumstances of life in a reasonably stable society, they
produce behavior that is almost identical.
In other words, both the
Christian and the
Freemason valued a work ethic, tried to avoid
harmful excesses of all kinds, etc. The difference is not in what
people did in the way of detailed, routine ethical behavior, but in
the long-term effects that the two radically different philosophical
codes had on total personality development.
The Christian code took people deeper into bondage to the
the Masonic code liberated them from that bondage without
substituting any other master for "God." What's most important here
is that the Masonic initiates were taught to receive increasing
amounts of positive reinforcement from their material and social
environment, and decreasing amounts from religious mind control.
The Invisible College was using the significant increase in the
quality of individual life resulting from technological advances to
extinguish the influence of religious mind control over people's
emotional life and personality development.
Eventually, a great many members of the lodges became immune to
religious mind control and remained in a normal state of waking
consciousness during the rituals. More important, they taught these
same principles to their children of both genders, so the all-male
lodges eventually changed the average personality structure of the
The idea that people can significantly improve the quality of life
on Earth by their own efforts is one of the most important
strategies that the Invisible College uses in fighting Theocracy.
Its strongest point is that they don't need to use subconscious
emotional manipulation or intellectual persuasion to get people to
Just living and working within a modern technological
society proves the basic validity of a humanistic philosophy by
direct environmental conditioning.
On the conscious level, people
may think about the problems modern society has not yet solved and
yearn for "the good old days"; but on a deeper level, they know they
are as well off, on the average, as human beings on this planet have
Theocratic propaganda and religious mind control have
great difficulty extinguishing this intuitive feeling, because it's
caused by environmental conditioning rooted in physical reality.
So the disembodied spirits in the Invisible College telepathically
manipulated the subconscious minds of leaders in the Masonic and
Rosicrucian lodges to design their rituals and doctrines in certain
ways. Many of the individual elements of these rituals and doctrines
were drawn from the writings and practices of previous occult
groups, including some that were quite advanced in both spiritual
knowledge and psychic training techniques.
But the vast majority of
the men who actually incorporated these elements into Freemasonry
and Rosicrucianism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had
only the vaguest idea of what they were doing.
They read various
occult works, talked to members of many different occult
organizations, and incorporated those ideas that "felt right" into
the lodges they were founding or reorganizing. Of course, it was the
Invisible College's subconscious telepathic influence that guided
Not that the process was without conscious human conspiracy. There
were many different conscious conspiracies of advanced occultists,
in the seventeenth century and later, who believed they were
manipulating the development of the Masonic and Rosicrucian lodges
that were gradually beginning to have a major influence on the
progress of Western society toward what we now call modern
Practically every advanced occultist in Europe joined one or more of
these lodges at this time. And once they'd joined, they tried to
teach their particular school of knowledge to their lodge-brothers
and to influence the development of the lodge's doctrines and
rituals to conform to their particular preconceptions.
occultists included Cabbalists, Gnostics, Alchemists, Hermetics;
influences from all these spiritual systems are still visible today
in the Masonic and Rosicrucian doctrines.
There are spiritual knowledge and psychic-training techniques
brought from China and India by the Islamic Sufi sect and taught to
the medieval Knights Templar.
There's knowledge inherited from the
ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, and Babylonians, taught to the Masons
and Rosicrucians by Cabbalists, Gnostics, and Astrologers.
important source of psychic training techniques came from the
ancient Greeks by way of the medieval Alchemists: a system of
homosexual sex magic.
This is one reason why so many high-level
occult lodges were exclusively male for so long: they knew
homosexual sex magic techniques but not heterosexual ones.
always been some heterosexual sex magic in the Western occult
tradition as well, from both Middle Eastern and European Pagan
sources, but it's only been in the last century or so, after direct
contact was established with the Orient, that the two began to
become equally common.
Many of the occultists had some conscious knowledge of what the
Invisible College was doing, and were actively cooperating.
Unfortunately, some of them actively opposed the Invisible College
by trying to turn their lodge into a Theocratic Cult. Possessing
advanced occult knowledge doesn't automatically make a person
Even today, some of the advanced occult lodges
derived from the Masonic-Rosicrucian tradition are "Black Lodges"
(lodges under the control of the Theocrats).
It's extremely important to realize that Theocratic enslavement and
psychic vampirism are not things that happen only to disembodied
spirits after death. Living people can do virtually the same things
to other living people.
Black magicians can't literally devour other
people's souls the way the disembodied Theocrats do to other
spirits, but they can still deprive people of all free will and
self-esteem, and eventually drive them into insanity or suicide.
This can be done in a Christian context, as Jim Jones did with the
People's Temple, or in the context of almost any other religious or
Many of the modern cults are also examples of this
the Rajneesh Cult,
such groups aren't always openly identified as religious or occult
The Symbionese Liberation Army was such a group, and
so was the Manson Family. So are many terrorist groups, especially
those in the service of Islamic Fundamentalists.
A number of present-day rock groups are actually bands of living
Theocrats, enslaving their fans and draining energy from them at
concerts. This last type of living Theocrat is especially dangerous
right now, because such people can influence a large number of
people who listen to their music on records or over the radio, using
electronic mind control techniques that we will describe later.
of the worst things about this movement is that some of these people
have made the breakthrough.
They know what they are doing, and they
still do it.
In other words, a person can find out the truth about Theocracy and
"Fine. I'm going to found a cult based on religious mind
control while I'm alive; then, after I die, I'm going to control it
from the astral plane and become a Theocrat."
This attitude is becoming more and more common as more people make
the breakthrough and become consciously aware of the existence of
This is another main reason for having written this book:
to warn potential victims of this new type of mind control and teach
them how to avoid it.
More will be said about this fifth stage of
It is important to remember that people have been making the
breakthrough for centuries, in the sense of realizing that the
"Gods" behind many religious groups are simply the spirits of
ordinary deceased human beings playing politics and trying to remain
in positions of power on the astral plane for long periods of time.
But this knowledge, in itself, doesn't automatically make people
hostile to Theocracy.
Many advanced occultists have made a fatal error in not realizing
that Theocracy is what you might call a disease or abnormal state.
Remaining on the astral plane for long periods of time and absorbing
vital energy from other spirits is not a natural or healthy
condition for a human spirit. All Theocrats eventually become
degenerate and insane.
The Invisible College has always told this to
anyone capable of holding conscious telepathic conversations with
them, but they haven't always been believed. The illusion of
achieving immortality for the ego is a very powerful corrupting
influence. You can see why many occultists wouldn't want to listen.
The quality and completeness of a person's breakthrough knowledge
are very important. Until very recently, communicating many of the
individual details that constitute the breakthrough has been
It is much harder to understand Theocracy
without the background of many terms and concepts from recent
scientific discoveries: computer science, behavioral psychology,
modern physics, etc.
The presence of the lodges in Western society increased the number
of advanced occultists enormously, because they served as a visible
training ground for people who otherwise might never have had access
to psychic training and spiritual knowledge outside organized
The rituals and jargon of the lodges were secret, but
everyone knew approximately what went on inside them - or at least,
anyone with the potential to become an advanced occultist could
This meant that fewer people who had possessed occult
training in a past life would spend a "wasted" incarnation in which
they had no access to formal training.
The War in Heaven is not a conflict between
absolutes of good and
evil. It is completely a matter of politics, and neither side is
completely good or bad.
But the members of the Invisible College are
convinced that theirs is better than the side of the Theocrats by
any reasonable ethical standard.
Summing up, the Age of Reason was a major step in the progress of
Western civilization and a significant victory for the Invisible
College over the Theocrats in the
War in Heaven. During the period
from about 1700 to the 1960s, there was just as much improvement in
the average level of individual human consciousness as there was in
physical technology, scientific knowledge, and the design of social
and political institutions.
The goal was to break the hold of
religious mind control over the majority of people in the First
World, and it has been accomplished reasonably well. Large numbers
of people are still enslaved to Theocratic religion, of course, but
such belief systems no longer dominate the collective consciousness
of the society to the extent they once did.
Today, even the majority of people in the advanced Western countries
who consider themselves devout religious believers actually put
reason above faith, and humanistic concerns before blind obedience
to traditional doctrine. This was accomplished through the use of
the quasi-religious rituals of the Masonic and Rosicrucian lodges.
In other words, a form of religious mind control was used. And even
the most advanced magical lodges based on the Masonic/Rosicrucian
tradition still train their members with rituals that employ the
But now the word is being spread telepathically that
the Age of
Reason is ending and a new age is beginning.
Its starting point is
another major revolution in consciousness, as will be discussed
A Revolution in Consciousness
The modern struggle between the Theocrats and the
over the recreational and other uses of psychoactive drugs started
long before the Sixties; and the drug then involved was alcohol.
real reason that the Prohibition Amendment passed after World War I
is that the Invisible College suddenly stopped opposing the
anti-alcohol movement that Theocratic Fundamentalists had been
leading for decades.
In other words, they decided,
"Let the Christian Temperance Union
and the other prohibitionist organizations have their way; maybe
total prohibition of alcoholic beverages will fail so miserably that
it will convince the majority of Americans that puritanical laws
regulating intimate details of the personal lives of individuals are
a bad idea."
And this plan worked.
Government policy and general opinion in this society now treat
alcoholism more as a medical and psychiatric problem than as a moral
or criminal problem. This is actually a significant step forward for
the whole civilization: learning how to deal with a social problem
to minimize the total harm it does to the society.
Yet while Western society deals with the alcohol problem in a
reasonably sensible and sophisticated manner, it fails to apply the
knowledge learned from the "noble experiment" to psychoactive drugs
other than alcohol.
This is because the drug controversy is now one of the two or three
most important battlegrounds between the Theocrats and the Invisible
College. The key to understanding why involves certain side effects
of LSD and various psychedelic drugs closely related to it:
mescaline, psilocybin, etc., in both their pure and their botanical
Notice that most of the people who suffered "acid freakouts" during
the Sixties weren't permanently damaged by them. Consider also that
many of the drug users in the Sixties Movement who killed
themselves, committed serious crimes, or became insane enough to be
institutionalized, would probably have done something similar sooner
or later anyway, even if they'd never used drugs.
The Invisible College understood and expected this.
It was a
significant factor in their decision to take the risk of starting
the Psychedelics Movement. Yet there were casualties. The Invisible
College admits that and is sorry about it. However, they point out
once again that a war is being fought and it's our freedom, that of
the entire human race, that's at stake.
What was the Invisible College trying to accomplish and did it
The answer to the second question is,
“Yes, fairly well. Better than
As to the first question, they explain that repeated use of LSD over
several years makes fundamental changes in people's mental
They used LSD plus direct telepathic conditioning
techniques to significantly reprogram the minds of several million
Americans. They also used environmental conditioning through the
general emotional climate of the Sixties counterculture itself, as
expressed in its art, music, slogans, etc.
They created that emotional atmosphere simply to teach a certain
amount of idealism to young people who had been raised in average
Fifties American homes that almost completely lacked it. Throughout
their childhoods, they had been taught to value various shallow
forms of material success more than anything else. The Invisible
College was trying to push them in “the right direction,” and
advocating widespread use of the powerful psychedelics was their
principal means of doing so.
How did the reprogramming that the
Invisible College carried out
through the Sixties counterculture and psychedelics movement compare
in effectiveness with that accomplished through religious mind
control by Theocratic religious groups?
There is a tremendous difference, roughly that between doing
something using a high level of technology and doing it by human
muscle power, with the psychedelic drug being analogous to the
machinery. They did more reprogramming in a few years on more people
than the traditional religious Theocrats do in the same number of
Unfortunately, the Fifth-stage Theocrats now have access to mental
reprogramming techniques just as effective as those used by the
Invisible College in the Sixties; but this is a subject to be
The Invisible College let the Sixties Movement stop when they had
reached the limit of what could be programmed through the use of
It was extremely difficult just to program large
numbers of LSD users with a set of vague idealistic principles that
would make their opinion-forming and decision-making processes more
tolerant and flexible. It was totally impossible to start teaching a
detailed, sophisticated ideology.
The major reason for this is that the
Invisible College was working
almost entirely through people's subconscious minds, so that they
were absorbing short strings of data at random places in their
As long as these messages were simple, clear, and
positive, then they did more good than harm. It generally made
people more socially and politically liberal. If they had tried
using more complex material, it would have merely confused the
recipients, probably to the point of interfering with ordinary
In fact, most people in the Sixties counterculture
suffered temporarily from a significant degree of this kind of
confusion and impairment anyway.
The Aquarian Age
The Invisible College had nothing to do with putting the term
“Aquarian Age” into common use.
However, once large numbers of
people started using it entirely on their own, they invented their
own mythology around the rudiments of the Aquarian Age story and
have been transmitting it telepathically into the subconscious minds
of many different people. It now appears in messages channeled to
the New Agers, in popular song lyrics, and many different places in
fiction and poetry.
First, here's the basic astrological myth about the Aquarian Age.
The Age just ending was called the Piscean Age, after the
constellation of Pisces, the Fishes. It's an appropriate name,
because this was the Age of Christianity, which has the fish as one
of its symbols because in the Greek that the early Christians spoke,
the word for "fish" is also an acronym for the phrase "Jesus, the
Anointed One, God's Son, the Savior."
And the Age just beginning is
called the Aquarian Age after the constellation of Aquarius, which
represents a human being pouring water out of a jar.
Now, here's the
Invisible College's supplemental mythology about the
Aquarian Age, which centers around the concept of "water." In this
context, Water symbolizes spiritual power.
During the Piscean Age,
the human race on Earth resembled an enormous school of fish: they
were utterly dependent on the water, and had very little control
over it. They simply lived in it and hoped to survive.
The New Age symbol is the human being taking control of the water
that represents spiritual power.
However, if you take a closer look
at the astronomical mythology represented by the constellations,
you'll see that the water poured out by the Water Carrier is the
source of the great celestial river, the
constellation Eridanus that
runs from the celestial equator far down in the southern sky.
huge outpouring of spiritual power represents several things to be
covered later in the book:
Griffith mentions that he needs details like this for this book,
even when not directly connected to the point being discussed,
because they demonstrate that there's a an external creative
intelligence behind many of the intuitive flashes that inspire
people to create modern mythologies.
The guides respond with another example concerning several modern
UFO researchers who received telepathic communications containing
words in an unknown language from sources that identified themselves
as "space people."
Occultists later identified the words as
belonging to the "Enochian" language. Over three hundred years ago,
the English occultist
John Dee received a long series of channeled
messages in this language, and occultists still study it today.
reason the Invisible College telepathically transmitted Enochian
words like "affa" - meaning, very appropriately, "nothing" - to
the UFOlogists was to steer their thinking in a certain direction.
The Invisible College knew that if they published these words or
repeated them very much, someone with occult knowledge would tell
them where they came from.
It was just another way of supplying
evidence that there is a connection between what modern UFOlogists
call telepathic contact with space people, and the mediumistic
communication with spirits that occultists have been practicing
Even with evidence like this to guide them, most of the UFOlogists
The Invisible College keeps telling them,
"The Invisible College is composed of disembodied spirits. We're dead
people, not living beings from other planets. Some of us are
extraterrestrials, yes, but we're extraterrestrial spirits, not
They keep telling them this whenever they are in
telepathic contact, and the UFOlogists keep right on theorizing
about interstellar space travel and other dimensions.
The book's discussion next turns to the so-called "Sirius
This was a complicated ploy of exactly the same type as
the one just mentioned. They started sending telepathic messages
like "Sirius is very important" when they found out that news of the
explicit astronomical knowledge about the invisible companion of
Sirius in the Sudanese
Dogon Tribe's mythology was about to surface.
In the early Seventies, when the Invisible College started sending
such messages, the same information that later appeared in
Sirius Mystery was already known to certain anthropologists and
members of the occult and UFO communities, especially
This information is extremely impressive,
because it contains the period of revolution of the companion around
the larger star and the fact that this companion star is composed of
super-dense matter. The information is too detailed to be easily
accounted for by coincidence, and there is evidence that the Dogon
possessed the information before it was discovered by Western
scientists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Dogon got the information centuries ago. They may or may not
have gotten it second-hand from the ancient Egyptians, but they
could have. This and many other pieces of advanced astronomical and
astrophysical information have been in circulation among free
spirits for thousands of years.
Griffith asks if the
Invisible College sent out telepathic messages
about Sirius to get the attention of “materialists” like Robert
Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, and various UFOlogists, knowing they'd
encounter the information quite soon... since he presumes the
Invisible College knew in advance that
The Sirius Mystery was being
They reply that it's more complicated than that. If they hadn't
started the telepathic communications, several of these people would
have accepted the information about
the Dogon as hard
proof of physical visitations to Earth by
was, the Invisible College managed to complicate the issue in their
minds, and may have kept them from seriously misleading the
significant number of people who regard their opinions as
For example, Wilson made a connection between the modern Sirius
Mystery and the "Great star" legends of the Masons, Rosicrucians,
and various occult groups. The "Great Star" is also the "Great
Secret": a version of the truth about Theocracy. This same symbolism
is also being used by a number of different factions of spirits and
living people involved in the psychic warfare to be described later
in the book.
Some of them call themselves "cats" or "lions" and
refer to certain other types of spirits as "dogs" or "Sirians."
These terms refer to different details of the
physiology of the
astral soul, and there are spirits of each type in the service of
both the Theocrats and the Invisible College.
The remainder of this section is a slightly-edited transcript from
the book, of a dialog between Griffith and the Invisible College.
War in Heaven was published in 1988.
I also see another possible tie-in here. Ever since
wrote the ILLUMINATUS! books, he's had a following composed mostly
of counterculture people who publish underground magazines devoted
to discussing his work, and to similar material by Leary, Burroughs,
etc. Some of these people were part of the Sixties LSD movement at
the time when the media were full of anti-drug propaganda claiming
that LSD damaged the chromosomes, and that the children of everyone
who used it would be born deformed or mutated. My own opinion at the
time was simply that these claims were not supported by enough
evidence to take seriously, and history seems to have proven me
The claims that LSD causes physical mutations seem to be entirely
false. But this didn't stop certain members of the Sixties
counterculture from taking this "mutation" propaganda and turning it
completely around. In other words, they admitted that LSD causes
mutations, and not in the descendants of the people who take the
drug, but in the users themselves. And of course they claimed that
these mutations were extremely beneficial, turning acid-heads into
Now, I had enough scientific knowledge and plain common sense to
dismiss these claims as obvious nonsense, typical of the alternating
delusions of persecution and grandeur so common in the
counterculture at the time. And, on the purely physical level,
nothing has happened since to convince me that my snap judgment was
wrong. However, the belief that acid-heads are mutants in a literal,
physical sense and therefore superior to ordinary people has never
died out within the counterculture. It seems more common in the
counterculture today than it was in the Sixties.
Is the Invisible
College responsible for this?
Invisible College: Yes. Some of the people who are going to read this book and other
explicit writings about the War in Heaven, and who are going to make
the breakthrough and join the movement to teach others the truth
about the nature of spiritual reality, are going to describe
themselves as "mutants" of this type.
Griffith: Personally, I feel more like an alien than a mutant: I have
past-life memories set on other worlds, and I really don't feel
comfortable in any cultural group on this planet.
Invisible College: This is because you're here to help in the building of an entirely
new and more advanced civilization on Earth. And a large number of
the people who call themselves mutants are also of extraterrestrial
origin. That's another thing you'll want to concentrate on in your
future writings: helping these people realize who they are, and what
they're on this planet to do.
Griffith: During the Sixties, Timothy Leary often said that LSD helps people
unlock cosmic secrets that are encoded in our DNA; and at the time,
I found this concept completely incomprehensible. But he's still
saying the same thing today. For example, he said in NEUROLOGIC just
a few years ago that,
"Most of the characteristics formerly
attributed to the soul now describe the functions of DNA, whose
complex messages originate from higher intelligences in other solar
systems. The mission of DNA is to evolve nervous systems able to
escape from the doomed planet and contact manifestations of the same
amino acid seeding that have evolved in other solar systems."
is the relationship between the concept in this quotation, the acid
mutants, and the cosmology that you've already given?
Invisible College: First of all, there was never a physical seeding of amino acids to
start organic life. What actually happened was that disembodied
spirits went to planets that were ready for life to develop, and
created the amino acids by telekinetic manipulation of existing
organic molecules. They assembled these amino acids into physical
DNA using their own astral DNA molecules as templates.
When Leary and other scientists theorize that
the physical DNA
contains an evolutionary program that automatically causes new
species to develop, they are slightly misinterpreting messages that
we put in their subconscious minds.
What we are actually trying to
tell them is that evolution is guided by the psychic manipulations
of disembodied spirits, but most such scientists are still too
materialistic to accept such an explanation.
Their conscious minds
are unwilling to admit the literal existence of the soul and other
spiritual phenomena, so they try to stretch theories from physical
science to fit the evidence they discover. This sometimes causes
non-scientists who read their works to engage in speculations about
evolution and mutation that stray very far from reality.
[Challenges to Darwinism - Panspermia and Theories
of Guided Evolution concludes with a discussion of Rhawn Joseph's
“Evolutionary Metamorphosis” thesis. Logically, the statement you
have just read from the Invisible College should be taken as a
direct response to Joseph's idea, and in fact to the entire debate
sequence outlined on the page.]
What we're really telling all these people is simply,
develop conscious control over your psychic powers during your
present lifetime, so you'll have a better chance of surviving after
LSD and other psychedelic drugs are a dangerous but useful
tool for doing this, and so are many psychic training practices
derived from occultism and religion. We do want people to evolve;
but the evolution is spiritual, not physical.
However, there's a lot more to the
War in Heaven than just a
struggle between the Invisible College and the Theocratic spirits
who operate through organized religion and try to retard material
progress towards an advanced civilization on this planet.
last five years, as this book was being written, the power of the
religious Theocrats to influence the evolution of Western society
has steadily declined, but that does not mean this Spiritual
Revolution is going to be quick, easy, or bloodless.
What's actually been going on during the last twenty years [as of
1988] is that the Theocrats are preparing to achieve their
goal. Throughout recorded history, the Theocrats have falsely
pretended to be Gods. Now, because of the Earth's extremely high and
unstable population, they actually have a chance to assume Godlike
This is what the War in Heaven is really all about, and this
what we will describe in the next part of the book.
Elements of this and following sections concerning the nature of
spiritual beings, especially “the basic cosmology about the origin
and destiny of the human soul,” could not have been given earlier.
Also the Invisible College did not want to describe certain things
they intend to do in the future before they were fully prepared to
do them. The technical preparations have now been completed, their
psychic network is now in place and functioning, and it is safe to
Some advanced civilizations have a form of rapid interstellar travel
that makes it possible for disembodied spirits to travel from one
world to another at speeds much faster than the speed of light. When
they get to their destination, they incarnate there.
interstellar travel by spirits involves risks, and they sometimes
get lost in transit and end up on a planet other than the one they
intended to visit.
If the equipment needed to project spirits over
interstellar distances does not exist there, they are marooned. If
spirits find themselves marooned on a planet devoid of life, they
eventually die, unless other spiritual beings are able to rescue
This will be discussed further later.
Accidents like this do not leave spirits marooned in empty
interstellar space because the method of travel requires there to be
a large mass of physical matter at the far end. The problem arises
when that mass isn't the one intended.
In earlier communications that are not part of this book, the
Invisible College has said that some advanced civilizations of the
past have had a sort of religion that encouraged people to go around
the universe creating organic life on every planet that was
geologically ready for it. This statement was true as far as it
went, but it didn't mention that such civilizations were very
different from theirs - as different as a colony of social insects
such as bees or ants is from a herd of horses or a pack of wolves.
They had also mentioned (elsewhere) that the civilizations that sent
out such original missions of creation seemed to be enemies of the
civilizations ancestral to their own, and that their (the Invisible
College's) ancestors were partly responsible for driving them away.
But they didn't tell the full story.
This subject will be treated in
a later section. In the present section, they continue describing
how spirits create organic life on planets that are ready for it and
then guide the process of evolution until intelligent beings
But they point out that everything they say about the origin and
evolution of life on Earth is just scientific speculation. They're
reasonably sure it's accurate, but it's not based on detailed
Griffith asks why the Invisible College doesn't have access to the
histories of all the advanced civilizations going back millions of
Surely all such societies would have sophisticated equipment
for storing information, better than our present computers here on
Earth, so information about all of them would be easy to obtain.
Even if civilizations are always rising and falling, communication
between them should ensure that history and other information gets
passed along. After all, we Earth people, primitive as we are, still
possess many important written records of our own vanished
civilizations. But we don't, his guides point out.
We Earth people have a few
written records from the ancient Greeks, Hindus, Chinese, etc., but
there are still huge gaps in our knowledge.
To answer the question: Advanced civilizations don't use electronic
computers, nor do they store much of their data in durable physical
forms equivalent to books, photographic film, sound recordings, etc.
The equipment they use to store and process information is made of
living organic matter and is relatively fragile, so it's not that
hard for specific historical knowledge to be lost. Also, the
symbolic systems for storing data are neither alphabetic nor
digital, but are versions of the system used for memory storage in
the human brain.
Such systems are extremely complex, and translation
from one system to another is often very difficult.
As long as a particular civilization is viable, it retains the
information that the people in it want to retain. If it breaks up,
the souls of the people who survive the breakup go to other
civilizations, which have their own history, their own store of
information they consider valuable. So specific information about a
particular planet is often not available.
Here Griffith asks for some discussion of “the creation of the
The universe is cyclical. It really doesn't have a beginning or an
end. The Big Bang theory, which most of your scientists now accept
as proven, is valid; but it's just one component of a Steady State
theory that operates on a larger scale. There is another Parallel
Part of the universe that is contracting toward a Big Crunch, at the
point where/when Earth astronomers observe evidence of the Big Bang.
That part of the universe is composed of antimatter and time flows
The "heat death" points in our own part of the universe, the points
where particles of matter lose all their energy and motion, are also
the points at which particles become antimatter and pass into the
other part of the universe to start falling towards the Big Crunch.
In other words, the universe didn't really have an origin at all.
There wasn't a point in time when the universe didn't exist, because
the very definition of time is as a measurement of changes in matter
Therefore, time cannot exist unless matter and energy
also exist. It is simply a dimension as length, breadth, and height
are dimensions; and this makes it part of the universe, not
something independent of it.
Returning to the discussion of the creation and evolution of life:
the astral souls of all intelligent beings contain a template for
the DNA molecule and all the precursor chemicals that compose it. If
the surface waters of an Earth-like planet are close to the correct
temperature and have the right chemicals dissolved in them,
disembodied spirits with the proper technical knowledge can create
life by psychokinesis alone. There is no need to visit planets in
spaceships and "seed" them physically.
But this does not mean that organic life is always of the same type
as on Earth... or that DNA “as we know it” is the basis for all life
in the universe.
There are other kinds of organic life on the surfaces of other kinds
of planets, and also non-organic forms who live in the interiors of
stars, comets, gas clouds, and other bodies of matter.
They all have
different kinds of souls, composed of different kinds of astral
matter, and there is almost no communication between the different
kinds of life.
Even telepathic communication, while barely possible, is not really
feasible, because the different types of organic and astral life use
very different kinds symbols for communication, and also think at
different rates of speed.
Griffith asks about the possibility of building translating
equipment, as we do to allow data exchanges between different
computers. The response is that the analogy doesn't really apply.
All of our computers were designed by and for human beings. The
common denominator between two different computers is the person who
understands both. There is no such common denominator between people
and vastly different forms of intelligent life.
More about how intelligent life is created, and the relationship
between the body and the soul.
The human astral soul is both an
alien parasite or symbiote, and a natural part of a human being. All
mammals have astral souls, but the astral soul of a human being is
extremely different from the astral soul of an ape.
were radically altered by psychokinetic genetic manipulation to
become physically different from other apes.
The brain, the hands,
the sense organs, the general musculature, and the organs used in
standing and walking erect are all very different in humans from
those in apes. However, the scientists who recently started mapping
the DNA structure of anthropoid apes found it much more similar to
that of humans than they had expected.
genetic science begins to learn the details of how
structure is typically changed by random mutations, the scientists
will discover that the genetic differences between apes and humans
don't fit those patterns. They'll realize that the particular loops
in the DNA molecule that cause the genetic differences between
people and apes have an artificial or alien look to them.
because they actually are artificial, and the changes were made by
spirits from other worlds who were familiar with genetic patterns
different from those on Earth.
The somatic soul of the human species was genetically altered just
as radically as the body was, and is also very different from the
somatic soul of an ape. The human somatic soul's nervous system is
much more highly developed for transmitting and using astral energy,
and the attachment point for the astral soul is much more highly
This attachment point allows any human astral soul to
incarnate, including those used to incarnating in bodies very
different from human bodies on Earth. In other words, there is a
sort of standardization among human-type bodies on many different
worlds to allow them to be linked to a wide variety of astral souls.
There are often problems of astral tissue compatibility if body and
soul are too different, but it is still possible for many different
types of astral souls from many different worlds to incarnate on
One of the chief characteristics of intelligent beings compared with
similar non-intelligent beings is that both the body and the astral
soul show strong evidence of
neoteny. For example, many scientists
on Earth have noticed that an adult human being retains many
physical characteristics found in an anthropoid ape during infancy
or childhood, but lost in the ape as it matures.
When a neotenous salamander like an
axolotl retains its gills while
becoming sexually mature, the resulting neotenous adult is
physiologically more primitive, meaning that there is less
specialization of the tissues and organs than in a normal adult of
the same species. Human beings are physiologically more primitive
than other large primates such as gorillas, baboons, or chimpanzees.
This is especially true of the voluntary musculature.
It is well
known that all the great apes far exceed human beings in relative
strength, because of differences in the muscle structure. Notice too
that there's a marked gender difference in humans in muscle
structure as well. The adult female, with her smoother voluntary
muscles and a more extensive layer of subcutaneous fat, is more
primitive and more neotenous than the adult male.
Many technologically-advanced races of people use
engineering (modification of the genes before conception) and
biological engineering (modification of the body during
embryological development by the use of hormones and other
chemicals) to repress the development of the secondary sexual
characteristics and to increase the neotenous characteristics.
is why so many dreams and visions of space people show them as
There are three reasons why humans living under primitive conditions
were genetically engineered to have less sheer muscular strength
than ordinary apes.
The first is that if the process is properly
done, they gain considerably in coordination and are are much better
at doing delicate manipulations with their hands.
less muscular strength stimulates people's intellectual development
by encouraging them to use tools and develop technology.
reason is that neoteny significantly slows down the maturation and
aging process, giving people more time to develop their minds than
Since humans are physically immature and dependent on
others for so long while they are growing up, this also gives them
an opportunity to learn many things from their elders that they
might not learn if they became independent adults sooner.
Advanced human civilizations inhibit the secondary sexual
characteristics and certain kinds of muscular development even more,
for exactly the same reasons. They gain a longer lifespan, better
general health, and physical equality between the genders; and they
lose very little, because they don't need great physical strength
nearly as much as they need good balance, agility, and coordination.
If such a body is kept in good general muscle tone, it has greater
endurance against fatigue than a more heavily-muscled body and is
more resistant to many kinds of injuries.
Also, most advanced human
societies reproduce entirely by
ectogenesis, so there is no need for
people to be capable of ordinary mammalian reproduction.
advanced societies have separated sexuality from reproduction.
Why create the human body by having it grow inside an adult as a
parasite, when it can be grown much more efficiently in an
Notice the paradoxical attitude that so many
Earth women have about bearing children: on one hand, they know the
future of the human race may depend on it, but on the other, they
also know it's damaging to the body and seriously interferes with
other aspects of adult life. Especially, pregnancy and child-rearing
are ready-made excuses for placing women in an inferior social
However, sexuality itself still exists in all advanced human
societies for emotional, social, and psychic reasons.
androgynous people you see in your dreams are all sexually
functional males or females. On the average, advanced humans tend to
be more sexually active than primitive humans, because their
physical and mental health are better, and because they don't have
to work as hard for basic survival.
Many Earth people have an instinctive feeling that the soul is an
"alien parasite" attached to the body.
The somatic soul of a human
being contains many structures not found in the souls of other
primates. Some of these produce a form of neoteny in the body;
others could cause the brain to develop into a high-quality
bio-computer; and still others allow astral souls of many different
types to incarnate in human bodies.
This gives many people the
feeling that there is something alien about the soul.
The Invisible College has stated that
Gods don't exist. That
statement is completely true in the context in which they used it.
Throughout human history on Earth, some spirits have pretended to be
Gods, using a definition of the term that allows them to rule over
human beings without being accountable for their actions. These
definitions assert that Gods are greatly superior to humans in
wisdom and morality, encouraging people to let deities deny them
their rights to consent of the governed.
However, the human spirits making these claims are simply lying.
They are not superior to ordinary people except in possessing
certain forms of knowledge and power; and in moral terms they are
significantly inferior because their very existence depends on
enslaving and exploiting living people and other disembodied
spirits. Since pretending to be Gods is one of the chief sources of
Theocratic power, the Invisible College attacked it very strongly in
an earlier section of this book.
Now it is time to look at spiritual reality from an even larger
perspective, and to deal with the idea that intelligent beings
greater than humans actually exist. There are two types,
"elementals" and "Gods," and their description will begin in the
next section of this book. However, this segment concludes with the
assurance that everything previously stated about Gods and human
rights still stands.
The elementals and Gods that are about to be
described are still not morally superior to humans, and it is our
duty - the duty of advanced human civilizations on other worlds and
people on Earth as well to stand up to these beings and demand our
rights as sovereign individuals.
Elementals and Gods are the same kind of entity structurally, though
they differ enormously in personality and behavior.
You might say
that Gods are civilized elementals. So, for our descriptions of how
the astral bodies and minds of these beings function, we'll use the
general term "Elementals."
On one level, Elementals are specialized types of Theocratic bands.
They are very large composite spirits containing thousands of human
astral souls very closely linked together. On another, they are
sentient creatures in their own right, with personalities and
emotions quite different from those of ordinary human beings.
thing we want to stress: Elementals and humans are not two races of
beings, but different forms of one race. The astral DNA template of
both is identical, but humans are the individual form and Elementals
are the composite form.
Composite physical life forms exist on Earth. The bees, ants,
termites, and other social insects are the most intelligent of
these. The Elementals bear the same relationship to humans as an
ordinary honey-bee colony does to a primitive, solitary bee or wasp.
Griffith asks whether colonies of social insects have a single very
highly developed soul or group mind, since the behavior of a whole
colony shows much more intelligence than the behavior of an
The nature of group minds depends on the amount of control they have
over their individual members. There are roughly four levels of
control, though each “intergrades” with the next.
These can be
verbalized as cooperation, persuasion, coercion, and compulsion.
Cooperation is working with others because your mutual interests
coincide, and the joint effort is of mutual benefit without major
concessions on the part of either party involved.
essentially barter: "I'll do this for you if you'll do that for me."
Coercion is similar, but the barter is negative: "I'll do harm to
you unless you do some particular thing for me."
direct control of someone else that transcends that other person's
Earthly societies operate mostly by cooperation and persuasion, with
some coercion and only a small amount of compulsion. A bee colony
operates entirely by compulsion, almost in the same way that your
brain operates your body through the nervous system.
Human societies resist becoming a true composite entity, for two
First, people have highly developed brains and are fully
intelligent as individuals.
Second, each person has a separate
astral soul with an astral will that resists outside control.
possible to control the minds of living people by psychic compulsion
under certain circumstances, but this is very difficult. People
strongly resist such control because of their highly developed
brains and souls.
A bee colony is a composite entity because individual bees don't
have large enough brains to support true intelligence and because
they don't have individual astral souls.
A colony of social insects
has a single astral soul that is linked to the body of every
individual in it. The brain of a bee has very limited capacity for
storing information, and little programming for processing data.
Instead, the individual uses telepathy to pass information to the
astral mind of the hive.
This group mind processes and stores the
information received from individual bees and does the thinking for
the entire hive, passing down its orders by telepathy.
The collective mind of a bee colony shows intelligence far beyond
the reasoning and memory-storage capacity of an individual bee. In
fact, in certain narrow areas, this group mind displays a level of
intelligence almost equal to that of human beings.
One example is
the colony's ability to direct the physical changes that individual
bees go through during the course of their lives to perform
different specialized functions: gathering food, cleaning and
repairing the hive, rearing the young, defending the colony from
enemies, swarming to produce a new colony, etc.
A bee colony is
actually better organized in terms of division of labor than a human
Another example is the colony's ability to control the temperature
within the hive, using a biological central heating and air
conditioning system. When the group mind perceives that the hive is
too hot inside, certain bees are instructed to act as living
ventilator fans. They cling to the walls of passageways leading to
entrances of the hive, and circulate cool air by beating their
When the hive is too cool, the entrances are sealed with wax;
but the bees serving as fans keep on circulating air, which evenly
distributes the heat generated by the metabolism of all the bees in
Human societies are superficially similar to composite entities, but
they aren't true composites, because individual people have
independent intelligence and will. However, the human astral soul
has a strong potential for forming composite entities while it is in
a disembodied state, because souls can literally link themselves
together, as was described in the section on Theocratic bands.
is much more compulsion in a Theocratic band on the astral plane
than in any totalitarian society on Earth, because Theocrats attach
their silver cords to other spirits and control them as directly as
the human brain controls the hands.
The structure of a Theocratic band as described earlier is similar
to a wheel: the spirit controlling the band is the hub, and the
subordinate spirits are the spokes. Notice that the world's oldest
surviving religion, Vedanta, uses such a spoked wheel as its symbol.
The rayed sun used by many other religions is the same symbol, minus
the rim of the wheel. However, the rim is extremely important,
because it indicates that a Theocratic band naturally produces a
structure of astral matter separate from the individual souls
attached to it.
In other words, over the course of time, a Theocratic band develops
its own astral soul and astral mind that is the equivalent of the
composite astral mind of a bee or ant colony.
This is another important reason why Theocratic spirits don't
achieve true immortality. The longer a Theocratic band lasts, the
more it develops into a composite entity with a mind of its own. At
first, the controlling Theocrat completely dominates the group mind,
but eventually that mind becomes powerful enough to become
independent, and the band becomes an elemental.
The term "Elemental" reminds
Griffith of the Windigo legend.
North American Indian mythologies describe the
Windigo as a huge,
powerful disembodied spirit that is capable of both reasoning and
speech, though it behaves like a predatory animal, not a human
being. The legends say it eats the souls of the dead on the astral
plane, and can sometimes kill living people and devour their souls
as well. The Windigo is one of the most frightening spiritual
monsters in human mythology.
Similar beings are described in mythologies from all over the world,
but only a few Elementals have become as dangerous as the Windigos.
Most of the Elementals that have formed on Earth so far have been
less dangerous than a large Theocratic band controlled by the spirit
of some human tyrant.
Most Elementals that become independent of
their creator are no more intelligent than a human infant or a
predatory animal. In most cases, the Elemental stays in one place,
feeding on the disembodied souls of animals or humans that approach
it. It was conditioned to do this while still under the control of
Griffith assumes this is why so many myths speak of magic spells to
"chain" evil spirits in one place.
And it also explains why
primitive religions performed sacrifices and rituals to placate the
spirits that inhabited specific places. Elementals lived there, and
feeding them made it safer for living people to travel by the place.
Sometimes the "spirit of a place" was an Elemental, sometimes a
Theocratic band. It really didn't matter; both wanted to be fed
through sacrifices and rituals. The uninhabited areas where such
sacrifices were made were very often places where large-scale
religious sacrifices of humans or animals had once been conducted,
where a city had once stood, or where large numbers of people had
died in a battle or disaster.
Any of these activities would have
formed Theocratic bands, which may have later turned into
Most Elementals of this type are not particularly dangerous, because
they were formed by first- or third-stage religions, and aren't
particularly large or powerful.
However, the second stage religions
that practiced mass human sacrifices created Theocratic bands that
eventually formed Elementals of vast power. Second-stage Theocratic
bands had to be extremely large because this was the only way they
could exert enough power over their living slave populations to keep
the whole society from collapsing. Invariably, such bands quickly
Many ancient cities that practiced second-stage Theocratic religion
were abandoned after being conquered by their enemies. Carthage is
one example, and the Judeo-Christian Bible mentions several more. No
one wanted to live on the site for a long time, because of the
presence of large and dangerous Elementals. Of course, if people
avoided the place long enough, the Elemental would die of
starvation, making the area safe for human habitation again.
Windigos were a related phenomenon, except that the Elementals
didn't remain where they were first formed. The Windigos had
originated in those areas where the Incas, Mayas, and
Aztecs practiced second-stage Theocracy.
When a new Elemental formed in
this region, the other Theocratic bands attached to those tribes
didn't try to chain it to one place, but worked magic to drive it
far away. Some of these banished Elementals went all the way to
North America and gave rise to the Windigo legend. Others went to
the southern tip of South America, where the Aurucanians have
Similar things have also happened during modern wars. The fate of
Hitler and a number of the other top Nazi leaders and their Theocrat
friends on the astral plane after the surrender of Germany in 1945
is an example.
Griffith wonders about the persistent rumors that Hitler didn't
really die at the end of the war, but successfully fled Germany. He
suspects that Hitler did commit suicide in that bunker, but
immediately took charge of a band of Nazi Theocrats on the astral
plane, and is probably still “up there” today, sustained by the
psychic energies of creeps and misfits who continue to wear the
swastika and practice the Nazi creed of bigotry and violence.
The truth, says the Invisible College guide, is much stranger than
that. Hitler and hundreds of other Nazi leaders fled as disembodied
spirits to Japan to assist their Theocratic allies there. They hoped
that a D-Day-type invasion of Japan would prove too costly to the
Allies and that Japanese Fascism would survive after a negotiated
At this point, both the German and Japanese Theocrats had access to
enormous amounts of energy from the millions of victims of World War
Two, and they deliberately manipulated the American government into
dropping the atomic bomb to provide them with even more victims.
Their hope was to create an Elemental and use its vast psychic power
either to turn defeat into victory on the Earth plane, or to flee to
Fortunately, the attempt failed, and the
Theocrats involved were
devoured by the entity they were trying to create.
still survives on the astral plane, and will become an important
focal point in the struggle between the Invisible College and the
Theocrats in the future.
Griffith: Does this mean that the
Theocrats themselves may be
natural enemies of the Elementals?
This is quite true. That's why the third and fourth stages of
Theocratic religion were invented: to allow Theocratic bands to
remain stable on the astral plane for long periods of time. However,
either a Theocratic spirit has to reincarnate or else its band will
eventually turn into an Elemental. That's a fact of nature.
The fact that human beings tend to create a technology that allows
the planet's total population to increase steadily is another factor
preventing Theocratic spirits from becoming truly immortal. It's
true that a rising population generates new souls in large numbers,
which in turn increases the number of souls on the astral plane that
are easy prey for Theocratic spirits.
But this superabundance of
souls is a mixed blessing, because it encourages Theocratic bands to
grow so large they go out of control and turn into Elementals. This
is why Theocratic religions often try to inhibit technological
progress, but such a policy is self-limiting.
Griffith: I see what you mean. If the
Theocrats keep their
particular society from developing technology at the same rate as
neighboring societies, it's likely to be conquered from outside. Can
you tell me why human beings have this instinctive drive to achieve
Technological progress is caused by a process of Darwinian natural
selection that works on the whole society.
Technology allows a
society to survive natural disasters, defeat enemies in war, and
develop the natural resources available to it more fully. All these
give it an advantage over any society that doesn't do these things.
Cultures that encourage their members to work for technological
progress survive better than those that don't.
But this particular cycle contains the seeds of its own destruction:
technological advancement on a primitive planet like Earth
invariably causes the human population to increase to the point
where exploitation of natural resources seriously upsets the
planet's ecological balances.
Most people on Earth are now aware
that a population bomb is ticking toward explosion.
Scientists are predicting that this rape of the planet's resources
will destroy the Earth's biosphere and cause the extinction of the
human species, or, at the least, destroy technological civilization.
Others are more optimistic. They predict that almost everyone in the
underdeveloped countries will die of plagues and famines, but that
the advanced nations will survive the crisis with most of their
population and technology intact.
Biologists on Earth already know that population explosions in a
particular species followed by massive die-offs are quite common,
and usually are not a sign that the species is headed for
extinction. Overpopulation/die-off cycles are commonest in
successful species that are trying to extend their range but are
blocked by environmental barriers. The process often creates new
variants of the species that can survive in a wider variety of
We are reasonably sure from our experiences on other planets that
Earth's biosphere is not so fragile that it can be destroyed by the
actions of human beings, except possibly by a massive nuclear war.
We are also reassured by the fact that the populations of all the
technological advanced societies on Earth are already reasonably
stable, even in countries like the Soviet Union  where the
official government policy is to encourage population growth.
However, we still broadcast telepathic messages that urge people to
take an alarmist position on overpopulation and possible destruction
of the Earth's biosphere.
If Theocratic spirits and Elementals didn't exist, there would be a
massive die-off of poor people, especially in the Third World, and
then the Earth's population would stabilize and an advanced
civilization would develop.
Unfortunately, Elementals do exist, and
they may eventually destroy all human life on Earth, possibly all
organic life of any kind as well, unless we are able to stop them.
We've already described how an increasing population forms new
souls. If there is an abundance of human astral souls at a low stage
of development in the astral plane for the Theocrats to recruit or
feed upon, Theocratic bands tend to grow larger and larger, making
the creation of new Elementals more common.
Right now, Earth has
more Elemental spirits than it ever had before in its history. And
this is a very dangerous situation.
As long as the Earth's population goes on increasing, the existing
elementals and Theocratic bands have a steady supply of new souls to
feed upon or recruit. But when massive human die-offs occur, vast
numbers of new souls will be stranded on the astral plane at once.
This overabundance of souls will cause thousands of embryonic
Elemental spirits to start growing very rapidly towards adulthood.
Once a young Elemental reaches a certain critical mass it becomes
able to seize and capture souls psychokinetically against their
will, something that ordinary Theocratic bands cannot do because
they lack the necessary psychic energy.
As such an Elemental grows in size and psychic power, it can
forcefully capture disembodied souls at a higher and higher stage of
spiritual development; if it becomes big enough, it is able to
devour ordinary Theocratic bands, and finally even the astral souls
of living humans. If this happens, then most of the planet's human
population, living and disembodied, can end up being taken over and
eventually devoured by a small number of elementals.
These adult Elementals are then forced to leave their planet of
origin in search of a new food supply. They can travel interstellar
distances. Advanced civilizations can usually defend themselves
against such beings, but they can depopulate whole planets at a
lower stage of civilization very easily.
This is why the Invisible
College is intervening in the evolution of human society on Earth.
The natural order of the universe is for people (not necessarily in
Earth-type human bodies) to start developing an advanced technology
under the control of Theocratic spirits. Such a world never gets
beyond the second stage of Theocratic religion, but it does develop
enough technology to allow the human population to reach into the
billions. When it does, a nuclear or biological war suddenly reduces
the population, and the Elementals and the Theocrats start fighting
among themselves over who controls the planet, and which Elementals
will reach adulthood.
Within a few years after this point is reached, the adult Elementals
leave the planet and go off into deep space. Sometimes the sudden
growth and violent end of the human civilization destroy the
planet's biosphere, and sometimes the biosphere survives but human
beings do not.
More commonly, a few living people and a few
Theocratic spirits survive and the whole cycle begins again and runs
its course over a period of thousands of years.
Griffith: How do the Gods differ from the Elementals?
Invisible College: On the structural level,
a God is simply an adult
Elemental, a huge colony of astral souls that lives in deep space
and absorbs the astral energy radiated by certain stars.
The desire to form a composite entity is programmed into the astral
template of every human soul. This is a major reason why so many
living people desire wealth, fame, political power, and other
symbols of having control over others that simulate being the
guiding force of a composite entity. The ambitious earthly
politician, the aspiring despot, the "Man Who Would Be King," is
just acting out in the physical plane what his astral soul may be
programmed to do on the astral plane.
Disembodied astral souls do the same thing when they become
Theocrats. Readers have asked why Theocratic spirits would want to
remain on the astral plane indefinitely if they must feed on other
This is the answer. Almost every human culture has produced some
version of the saying, "A man is a God in embryo," and it's true.
However, the astral template also can program the soul to act as a
sovereign individual, which is why there are free spirits as well as
The extension of this influence to living people creates
the desire for freedom and individuality on Earth as well.
Griffith: This dichotomy is a partial answer to the age-old "problem
of evil." However, you are implying that both the desire for
individuality and the desire to form a composite entity are just
natural biological drives, too fundamental to be judged by terms
like good and evil.
Invisible College: This is why human beings have a characteristic
similar to neoteny.
Elementals are the adult form, but without a
truly intelligent composite soul; they are more like animals than
people. Gods are also the adult form, but have a highly developed
composite mind. The civilizations you call "space people" are made
up of individuals that reject the adult form.
A long time ago, the people on a particular planet developed
sufficient technology to allow them to flee into deep space before
adult Elementals developed and depopulated their world. After the
Elementals had matured and departed, the people returned to their
planet, whose biosphere had been badly damaged, and lived in space
colonies circling the world.
By the time the planet again became fit
for human habitation, they had no desire to return. They had become
fully adjusted to life in their self-created environment, and their
knowledge and technology had reached an extremely high level.
Since the population of their space colonies was low, they were able
to prevent the cycle of Theocracy from re-establishing itself, but
their society eventually found itself threatened with extinction
through sheer stagnation. After a certain number of incarnations in
a stable, "perfect" society, people became suicidal. Large numbers
volunteered to be teleported as disembodied spirits to far-away
planets in order to create life or guide the evolution of existing
life towards the development of intelligence.
New souls replaced those who departed on suicidal missions of
creation, but this didn't stop the overall stagnation of the
culture: the generations who underwent their evolution in a
civilized environment with little real challenge became suicidal
through boredom even more quickly than those who had evolved
struggling to survive. Eventually, they tried to figure out a way to
balance life between danger and security - to create a dynamic
cycle that would allow advanced human cultures to survive
They forced some of their people to re-colonize their planet under
the most primitive of conditions, letting the natural evolution of
human society occur there. They allowed the advance of technology to
cause a population explosion, and didn't interfere when Elementals
started to develop.
However, they manipulated the development of the planet's
civilization much as we are doing on Earth today. Their purpose was
to interfere with the natural human life-cycle in a way that would
allow sovereign individual humans to live in peace with Elementals,
so that both could realize their full positive potential and
eliminate the negative aspects of the individual/composite
The result was the creation of the first true Gods.
When the planetary population reached the saturation point, and a
mass die-off of souls at a low stage of spiritual development
allowed Elementals to grow to maturity, the advanced civilization on
the space colonies in the vicinity of the planet managed to tame or
capture some of these vast spiritual creatures, and tried to turn
them into civilized people instead of wild animals. Elementals have
the potential to be Gods, but they don't realize it unless raised by
Elementals don't have peers in the natural cycle of their evolution
because they are the composite form of another race. We individual
humans are their parents as well as their children, but we also have
a destiny of our own which conflicts with theirs.
This is why the
space people interfere with this natural cycle of
human evolution. They raise Elementals to be fully human and
civilized by teaching them to accept a symbiotic relationship with
individual humans. Remember, an Elemental is similar in structure to
a Theocratic band, and it has a place in its astral body for
individual humans to attach to it.
In a primitive, animalistic Elemental, these attachment points
remain empty when the creature reaches maturity. To produce a God,
human astral souls attach themselves to these points as the
Elemental is growing and try to control it. If it overcomes them and
remains an animal, then it may have to be killed. If the spirits win
and tame the Elemental, it becomes a God.
A God allows human spirits at an advanced state of development to
attach themselves and travel with it when it leaves its planet of
origin and travels into deep space. These spirits are mentioned in
Earth mythologies as "the sons of the Gods," "Elohim," and by many
Once the young God becomes fully conscious, they stop
controlling the God, and it stops trying to control them. Both
cooperate for mutual benefit.
As the Gods travel through the universe, the Elohim who ride on them
can visit planets and create life there, or guide the evolution of
existing life, without having to die in the process as the original
Missionary Spirits did.
The God cannot approach the gravitational
field of a planet very closely, but the Elohim can do so and return,
using psychic technology that the God creates within itself. Another
thing the Elohim do before they leave a planet is to create an
elaborate and self-sustaining network of astral machines, which
remains there for future use.
Much of what the Invisible College is doing on your planet right now
makes use of such machines, which were left on Earth's astral plane
by the Elohim when one of the Gods seeded your planet in the remote
past. It might have been hundreds of thousands of years ago, or
millions of years. The devices are constructed of organic astral
They are machines, but they are also alive as plants are
alive. This is why they were able to survive for unimaginable
periods of time. The equipment is capable of defending itself from
Theocrats and all but the largest Elementals, and of sustaining
itself indefinitely. It possesses an artificial intelligence like a
computer, but does not have true volition or creativity.
itself but it does not reproduce or evolve.
Griffith: Do the Elohim and
Gods return to a planet when it reaches
the "Last Days" and new
Gods are about to be born? Most Earth
mythologies imply this.
Invisible College: No. The
Gods normally visit a planet once. After
that, they can call to their children when they are ready. The
Elohim can return to a planet, using the same type of teleportation
equipment that we use. Many of the spirits in the Invisible College
are in fact Elohim.
Griffith: Are Elohim and space people different races, or the same?
Invisible College: We are both the same race or species in a genetic
sense, because our astral souls are capable of incarnating in the
same types of bodies.
There is not a single race of space people or
a single race of Elohim, though; there are actually several of each
that we are in contact with. Your occult literature has for many
centuries used the word "Elohim" to refer to the beings we're
talking about, just as it has called space people angels. In
general, the difference between the space people and the Elohim is
simply that those who live in space value physical technology and
life in a physical body more than the Elohim do.
normally incarnate immediately after death, though they can function
quite well in the disembodied state if there is reason to do so. The
space people possess a high level of psychic technology, much of it
learned from their friends among the Elohim people, but rely on it
less to meet their total needs than they rely on physical
The Elohim have cultures that reverse the patterns described above.
They incarnate in bodies only for specialized reasons, such as
coming to Earth to assist with the birth of new Gods. By choice,
they spend most of their time in the disembodied state, traveling
the universe with the Gods, or living in the astral planes of
advanced societies like and unlike ours. Some cultures of space
people have a very strong relationship with the Elohim, and others
The ones who do often live with a lower level of physical
technology than those who do not; for example, they live on the
surface of planets rather than in space stations, and would rather
use biologically-engineered plants and animals than machines of
metal or plastic. They, like the Elohim themselves, make more
extensive use of machines constructed of living astral matter then
we ordinary space people do.
Another major difference between space people and the Elohim is
equally difficult to describe. It has to do with group minds and the
relationships between individuals within the society. The Elohim
like to link their astral souls together using methods that are
superficially similar to the way spirits are linked together in
Theocratic bands on Earth.
However, the Elohim are civilized, moral
people, and would never control or exploit one another when they do
this. Their group minds compare to Theocratic bands as sexual
intercourse between lovers compares to rape. We space people, on the
other hand, do not link our souls together in this fashion except
very briefly for specialized purposes: education, psychotherapy,
It should be pointed out that these differences between cultures are
matters of esthetics, not morality or level of evolution. Both
groups are good in the moral sense and highly advanced in the
Of course, the cultural differences between the
two groups often create political friction arising out of
conflicting goals and values, but this can be beneficial and
stimulating to both sides if handled correctly on the social level.
An individual can change from one group to the other, as a person on
Earth might emigrate to another country and become naturalized.
Whole societies have made this change in the past on the collective
level, and adopted a new technology and culture.
Over the last six hundred years, both
space people and Elohim have
been coming to Earth in ever-increasing numbers.
Many of your
greatest minds were directed by astral souls from advanced
extraterrestrial civilizations. And your whole modern Western
civilization is the creation of our political organization on Earth,
the Invisible College.
However, not all the space people on Earth are our agents.
is not confined only to primitive planets. Even advanced societies
still have a minority of people with an insane lust for power, and
use planets like Earth as places of exile for them.
After spending a
few lifetimes here, either they will reject their Theocratic
tendencies, and become rehabilitated by joining the Invisible
College and assisting in the birth of the new Gods and an advanced
human civilization on Earth; or else they will be devoured by
elementals during the Last Days, as the new Gods are reaching
Griffith: This confirms all these rumors I've heard about Earth's
being used by other worlds as a hospital, or insane asylum. But
doesn't the presence here of people with Theocratic mentalities and
advanced extraterrestrial knowledge make survival and spiritual
development more difficult for the native Earth people? How do you
justify this ethically?
Invisible College: Most of the memories are removed from the exiles'
minds before they are sent here, so they don't have the same type of
knowledge that our regular agents have. The majority of them have a
vague feeling of being alien to earthly society, but very few
possess conscious memories of life on other worlds, and they have no
technical knowledge at all. However, they do possess high
intelligence and control over their psychic powers: these are
essential functions of the astral mind that we don't have the right
to tamper with.
Griffith: Science-fiction writers often assume that advanced
societies handle their crime problems by reprogramming people's
minds to rehabilitate them. Why don't you do this to your criminals
instead of sending them here?
Invisible College: We do employ such methods, but only on the less
serious cases. Every advanced society that's tried to eliminate all
crime and insanity from the population has ended up destroying
itself. It's impossible to program destructive tendencies out of the
mind without also eliminating good qualities like creativity. So
exile is the lesser evil. And having a few extraterrestrial
Theocrats here doesn't affect the average Earth person at all:
They're really no different from your own native Theocrats, and
there's no shortage of those. The presence of such people on Earth
really has no overall effect on events here, especially since about
half of the exiles eventually rehabilitate themselves and fight on
Griffith: My personal psychic experiences and my past-life memories
tell me that the exiled criminals and the agents sent here to direct
the War in Heaven are only a small minority among the
extraterrestrial spirits now incarnating on Earth. What kind of
people are the rest?
Invisible College: There are two main groups: refugees from
physical, wars and disasters, and young souls seeking development in
the challenge of this hostile environment. Both come here to be in
at the beginning of a new civilization.
Griffith: Everything you've just described sounds like what has
happened on Earth during colonization of a new area. The American
West was settled by exactly the same groups: a cadre of
professionals who assisted the others, refugees fleeing poverty or
oppression, young people seeking opportunity, and a minority of
criminals running from the law. Australia is an even better example:
it started as a penal colony, and later attracted the other types of
immigrants as well.
Invisible College: That is a very good analogy. And the presence of
large numbers of typical colonist types here ought to make your
readers feel better: the voluntary immigrants wouldn't come here
unless they believed that their chances of surviving and prospering
on Earth were reasonably good.
Griffith: Just what are the risks? What are the best and worst
things that can happen on this planet, and what is your prediction
of what will actually happen?
Invisible College: On the positive side, psychic equipment for
controlling the development of the embryonic Elementals into
instead of all-devouring monsters is functioning extremely well.
seems to be completely adequate for its job when the time comes. We
also have plenty of spirits trained to operate the equipment, and
others to work with the embryonic Gods, as well as Elohim to guide
them home when they are ready to leave the planet.
On the negative side, the
Theocrats still have far more influence on
Earth than we'd like, considering your state of technological
development. We're not worried about the eventual outcome of the
battle with them. The Invisible College is going to win, because we
now have much better access to psychic technology than the Theocrats
However, unless the control of Theocratic spirits over your
technology can be broken fairly soon, the Earth's biosphere will be
seriously damaged before the Last Days.
It's going to be a near
Griffith: Are you referring to things like the destruction of the
ozone layer by organic halogen compounds, the greenhouse effect,
Invisible College: These are only two out of a long list of
symptoms, and not even the worst ones. For example, some of your
medical researchers are becoming aware that insecticides and other
poisonous chemicals cause mutations in bacteria and viruses that
create new diseases, but they have not yet realized just how great a
potential danger this is.
Over fifty million years ago, the
dinosaurs became extinct because of diseases caused by chemical
pollutants released by the impact of large numbers of comets with
the Earth during a visit of the Sun's astronomical companion, the
Griffith: What happens if the Earth becomes uninhabitable after the
majority of the population dies off during the last Days and the new
Invisible College: It may be possible to start an advanced
civilization of reasonable size on space colonies, as has happened
on many other worlds. This is the most probable outcome, the way
things look right now.
However, if there is large-scale nuclear or
biological warfare, the last Days may come so soon and be so short
that this won't be possible. That's the worst-case scenario, and if
it happens, we will simply have to evacuate as many souls as
possible to other worlds, using the same psychic equipment that we
use to control the Elementals.
Griffith: Well, that sounds better than the prospect of universal
death that everyone on Earth would face if the extraterrestrial
spirits weren't here.
Invisible College: It is, but it still isn't a good situation. Only
astral souls above a certain state of development can be teleported
out of here. Weaker souls would not survive the journey.
Now, all of
the agents and immigrants and even the rehabilitated exiles are
strong enough to survive the journey out as they survived the
journey in, but many Earth people aren't. This means that many
ordinary Earth people will die under these conditions... but they
will survive if this planet continues to support physical human
life, or if it's possible to build space colonies in time.
Griffith: Knowing this, it's easy to see why you're pushing the
Age movement and the resurgence of occultism so hard. You want
people to strengthen their astral souls through practicing
development techniques, because that increases their chances of
survival, no matter what happens.
Invisible College: Psychic development alone does not guarantee
survival. Theocracy on Earth is now entering a fifth stage of
development, which is based on
electronic mind control instead of
religious mind control, and on belief systems with no obvious ties
to organized religion.
Fifth-stage Theocracy can entrap living
people into group entities similar to Theocratic bands by linking
their souls together with ties of astral matter, and people capable
of entering the psychic trance are not as resistant to it as they
are to the religious stages of Theocracy.