America's Dog Star Days
Remember the Order of the Solar Temple? In 1994 the neo-Templar secret society, founded by Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret, embarked on its very own cultic auto-destruct sequence, when 69 of its members, including children, either killed themselves or were murdered in their chalet-compounds in Switzerland and Quebec. (The trigger for the group's termination appears to have been the ritual slaying of a three-year old infant with a wooden stake, on order of Di Mambro.)
The OST was not just screwy and dangerous; it was also implausibly, yet undeniably, connected. Alex Constantine tells us to what in his Psychic Dictatorship in the USA:
French-Canadian journalist Pierre Tourangeau investigated the sect for two years. A few days after the mass murder, he reported that the sect was financed by the proceeds of gun-running to Europe and South America. Simultaneously, Radio Canada announced that Jouret's Templars earned hundreds of millions of dollars laundering the profits through the infamous Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), closed by authorities worldwide in 1991. Montreal's La Presse observed: "each new piece of information only thickens the mystery."
So this seemingly outlandish Order, which played out deadly Templar fantasies, were themselves yet another facet of the even more bizarre military-occult complex. Like the fascist-Masonic P2 Lodge, the Solar Temple violated the conventions most people presume for the world. And yet, there it is: one more crypto-criminal node in the international arms trade, laundering hundreds of millions through BCCI.
And because of the secret Order's deep and weird politics, we should pay some attention to its mythology. Perhaps particularly to the teaching that members would be reincarnated, after martyrdom, on a planet orbiting Sirius, the dog star.
Though Sirius must mean little now to most urbanites bedeviled by light pollution, for much of human history our nights were lit chiefly by the stars. And the brightest star in the sky - and the nearest star visible with the naked eye - certainly has loomed large in the Western Hermetic tradition.
Consider Freemasonry, from which the OST liberally borrorowed, and the high regard in which it holds Sirius, and with whom - Set/Lucifer - the star is identified.
In Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike writes that Sirius was "the inventor of language, grammar, astronomy, surveying, arithmetic, music, and medical science; the first maker of laws; and who taught the worship of the Gods, and the building of Temples." He adds that the "Blazing Star" pentagram of Masonic Lodges represents Sirius, the "Guardian and Guide of our Souls."
Alice Bailey, successor to Helena Blavatsky and founder of the Lucifer, later Lucis, Trust, went Pike one better, and claimed that Sirius was actually the source of a "higher form" of Masonry. She wrote:
One great fact to be borne in mind is that the initiations of the planet or of the solar system are but the preparatory initiations of admission into the greater Lodge on Sirius.... The first four initiations of the solar system prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation. that of "entered apprentice" of the Lodge Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood of Sirius. A Master, therefore, is one who had taken the seventh planetary initiation, the fifth solar initiation, and the first Sirian or cosmic initiation.
And from Bailey's The Rays and the Initiations:
These ancient mysteries were originally given to humanity by the Hierarchy, and were - in their turn - received by the Hierarchy from the Great White Lodge on Sirius. They contain the clue to the evolutionary process, hidden in number and words ...they veil the secret of man's origin and destiny.
Bailey's remark that initiations into Earthly orders are preparatory for admission into Sirius' Great White Lodge reminds me of our discussion here regarding the resemblance of UFO abductions to occult inititations.
Robert Temple, author of The Sirius Mystery, summarizes Bailey's views this way: "The Sirians have tried hard to civilise us without much success. Freemasonry is meant to be one of their civilising forces here. (Of course the corrupt Masonic lodges such as P-2 would form no part of this.)"
(Naturally Temple would find Bailey's remarks interesting, as his central "mystery" concerns the apparent oral tradition of the Dogon people of Mali that Sirius has a companion star, which it does, though it wasn't discovered by science until the mid-19th Century. Temple infers from the Dogon's teachings that they were visited in antiquity by Sirians. It's another discussion, but I'll just say here I'm not persuaded by Temple's work, nor convinced of the rigour of his methods.)
Kenneth Grant, student of Aleister Crowley and founder of the "Typhonian OTO" and its "Cult of Lam," writes in The Magical Revival that Crowley "unequivocally identifies his Holy Guardian Angel with Sothis (Sirius), or Set-Isis." Set, of course, will be familiar to those who've followed the career of Colonel Michael Aquino, who created the Temple of Set when he found Anton LaVey and his Church of Satan not serious enough in their devotion to the Left Hand Path.
Adam Gorightly, in "Ritual Magic, Mind Control and the UFO Phenomenon," writes how, in the 1950s and '60s, alleged contactee George Hunt Williamson is said to have "summoned forth certain denizens purportedly from Sirius, conversing to them in the same 'Enochian' or 'Angelic' language used by John Dee and Aleister Crowley." Williamson also claimed that a secret society on Earth had been in contact with Sirius for "thousands of years, and that the emblem of this secret society is the eye of Horus, otherwise known as the all-seeing eye."
In "Sorcery, Sex, Assassination, and the Science of Symbolism" (available in Jim Keith's anthology Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History), the late James Shelby Downard argues that a Sirius cult exists today at the highest levels of US military intelligence. Downard goes so far as to say that the viewing chamber of the Palomar Observatory is used for its rituals, which evoke those of ancient Egypt, and are performed in the star's focused light.
And according to David Ovason's book The Secret Architecture of our Nation's Capitol, Freemasons oriented and consecrated Washington to the astrological representation of Lucifer, Sirius.
More here on Washington's Masonic grid:
According to occultic/Satanic doctrine, the upper four points of the [inverted Pentagram] represent the four elements of the world, Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. The bottom fifth point represents the spirit of Lucifer. [As in the Baphomet pentagram, where it points at the goat.] ... In the street layout of Washington D.C., the fifth point is the White House, a symbol placement which represents the intention that the spirit and the mind of Lucifer will be permanently residing in the White House.
In the map above, beginning from top left to top middle:
1. Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Scott Circle in the middle, form the top three points of the Devil's Goathead of Mendes, one of the most important types of the Five-pointed Devil's Pentagram.
2. Washington Circle forms the extreme left-hand point of the Goathead.
3. Mt. Vernon Square forms the extreme right-hand point of the Goathead.
4. The White House forms the fifth and bottom point of the Goathead.
There is a 666 evident in the most important top three circles of the Goathead, Dupont Circle, Scott Circle, and Logan Circle. Each of these streets has six major streets coming into them from all angles of the circle. This type of encoding is so typical of the occultist.
You can't be Sirius?
It's not my contention that entities from Sirius are now, or ever have been, an influence upon human affairs. Rather, I would suggest that the Sirius mythology is a purely human construct, a very ancient and very natual one, which has been exploited by trickster, transdimensional entities much closer to our home. (John Keel's ultraterrestrials, who may reside a "vibration" or two away from our own reality.)
That Sirius would be of global significance to both ancient and modern human cosmologies should be no surprise. After all, "intrinsically", Sirius is 20 times brighter than our Sun, and more than twice as massive. Now consider what our mediocre and virtual dwarf star must look like from Sirius. It's highly unlikely we would be noticed at all by hypothetical Sirians, let alone the object of their intense study going back millenia.
Yet entities have claimed to be from Sirius. Well, naturally they have. They've claimed a lot of things. The entities with whom we share hyperspace found a ready-made cult, as Cortez did in Mexico. And not just the Sirius cult, when we consider such things as the possible counterfeit apparitions of the Virgin Mary. The human religious impulse has been exploited for millenia, and not just by humanity. Why would transdimensional entities disabuse the primatives living behind their veil of flesh of the notion that they are Sirian gods? Hell, it sounds like a party. And since when have such tricksters told us the truth about anything?
I know how crazy this sounds. But as I've said before, how crazy any of this sounds to us is beside the point. In fact, its craziness can be a stumbling block to our apprehending the processes at work. Because what is at work is only tangentially about us, even though it could get us all killed - or worse. It is about those for whom none of this is crazy: not the ceremonial robes, not the ritual sacrifices, not the reverence for Sirius, not the worship of Lucifer. Hey, not even the laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars in arms deals.
In Cosmic Trigger, Robert Anton Wilson writes that "July 23 is the day when, according to Egyptian tradition, the occult link is most powerful between Earth and Sirius." The 23rd is the Sumerian and Egyptian New Year, when Sirius rises from behind the Sun. This marked the beginning of the "Dog Days" of Summer, which the Egyptians observed until September 8, "when the last rituals to Sirius were performed."
Is this really why the elite will gather next month in Bohemian Grove? To celebrate New Year's in July?
Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.