Modern ufology usually postulates that aliens come from another planet or dimension. But what if they’ve been here since the dawn of time? Autodidactic scholar John Lash has a most compelling theory rooted in Gnosticism: that some aliens are Archons, devoid and corrupt cousins of man put here by the same celestial forces that created human beings.
The Archons were whispered about in texts after the burning of the library at Alexandria which contained some mention of these mysterious beings. But the powers that be spent 1,300 years expunging the records and have practically written out the Archons from human history. In 1947, texts were found in clay jars in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. In these texts was a story of what the Nag Hammadi people, 2,000 years ago, thought the world was about.
The word Archon means “primordial” and “a ruler,” and exist in contrast to the Aeons, who, in Gnostic theory, are “any number of emanations of God, taking part in the creation and government of the universe.” “According to the myth, Archons were created by a celestial interdimensional entity, Sofia, who was pleiroma with other Aeons, and thus partly emancipated from the wholeness of the Heavenly Father. The Archons are a spinoff of Sophia, and corrupt because they had not been approved by the other Aeons.
This happened billions of years ago, before the solar system was born. These celestial consciousnesses are hard to imagine, since they exist outside of space and time. A materialized neonate-type of Archon would appear to be quiet, psychotic and prone to lying.
Archons are interdimensional inorganic beings, who rule and reign over matter. This makes them look godlike to humans, but they are incomplete entities, since they lack human consciousness and experience. They don’t come from any civilization, or create them, either. The first Archon, who created all others, is called Yaldabaoth (“breeder of the hive”). This “reptilian” leader is aggressive, territorial, and charged with demonic powers. The Archons wish to keep mankind under “the constraint of fear and worry,” because they feed off such emotions. Negative energy gives them room to operate. They are psychic parasites capable of mind control on many levels. But they are, and have been, without humans, and don’t need us for their survival. The Archons can’t inhabit earth, which is hostile to them. Archons are caught in a delusion that they created humans. They have no soul, only a hive-like, common mind.
According to John Lash, Gnostic texts describe two kinds of Archons, an embryonic or fetal type—hence, the Greys of modern UFO lore—and a reptilian type. They “abduct souls by night,” a precise description of modern ET abductions. Envy (covetousness) and arrogance (egomania) are their primary features. They are mindless drones, greedy for power over us and too cowardly to come out in the open and reveal themselves. They have no concentrating power, no innate faculty that would unite intention with attention. Gnostic gospel says, “The Archons cast a ‘trance’ over Adam… They put him into a sleepy state, but it was his perception they dulled… They make our hearts heavy that we may not pay attention and may not see. So we lose the reflection of the Divine Light within us.”
Ancient Gnostic seers detected and investigated the problem of alien intrusion before the first century AD. They believed the Archons to be the primary threat to humanity. Gnostic seers had to be skilled in non-ordinary reason to interpret the experiences they underwent in states of heightened perception. Lash cautions to not expect the Archons to be rational. What we learn about these entities will involve non-ordinary reason, but it will not be irrational nonsense. In general, “The mentality of the Archons “cannot be rectified,”” and, what’s worse, “the Archontic hive-mentality is not capable of development.”
In ancient Rome, Gnostics considered themselves as Christians, and lived in harmony with others for hundreds of years. They were mainstream in a religious sense. New age, “modern” Gnostics have little to do with them.
Psychonautics, Carlos Castaneda and the concept of spiritual reality
The word psychonaut literally means “sailor of the soul” who uses altered states of consciousness to investigate the mind, and address spiritual questions, through direct experience. Psychonauts tend to be pluralistic, willing to explore mystical traditions from established world religions, meditation, lucid dreaming and technology. John Lash, David Icke and Graham Hancock, for example, have gone on such journeys. Terence McKenna is probably the most famous advocate for the use of psychoactive plants. According to Lash, these plants aid “shedding the filters of conditioning and [facilitating the ability] to commune directly with the planetary intelligence. “
Dr. Carlos Castaneda was a psychonaut, and his books record his apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian, Don Juan Matus, who plays mentor to Dr. Castaneda’s skeptical anthropologist. Dr. Castaneda managed to alter the parameters of his perception and explore other worlds. In the process of his adventures, he encounters certain inorganic alien beings. According to Lash, these are Archons, the small grey aliens.
To the horrified astonishment of Dr. Castaneda, the elder sorcerer Don Juan explained how the human mind has been infiltrated by an alien intelligence: “We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile and helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so.”
The Yaqui sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of beliefs, our ideas of good and evil and our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, selfish and egomaniacal. The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind.
The late Harvard professor John Mack wrote that “a number of shamans with whom I have spoken, from native cultures of North and South America, Africa, and Australia, know of, or have had encounters with, beings that have properties much like the grey aliens that visit abductees in the United States and other Western societies. Each culture has its own name for them. According to these shamans, beings of this sort have been around for thousands of years and seem to have a great interest in the face of Earth, functioning as its scavengers or protectors depending on the particular shaman’s experience or point of view.”
There is too a connection to modern alien abduction phenomena. Mack talks about the different reality people inhabit during an abduction and interaction with aliens. Many abductees feel that another spiritual reality is an essential feature of the abduction experience. According to Lash, this is because the aliens create virtual realities, false realities, also known as HAL in abductee circles. An abductee steps into a world where time-space is separate from our world. It is like a small parallel universe. The aliens generate this using mind power. Castaneda documented human power sorcerers who can do the same. They have learned this skill from the Archons and at the same time lost something essential from their human soul.
Dr. Karla Turner lectured on an abduction case in which the subject was asleep in bed. The aliens came, raised her into the air, and a glow of silvery light surrounded her body. At the same time there was a UFO on top of the building. When the aliens left and she was revived, she explained that she had been on a UFO and interacted with aliens there. This happened although two witnessed her body remaining in bed for the duration of the encounter. Here, according to Lash, a person is inside a HAL or virtual reality, while their soul essence is with Archontic spiritual reality, which is another reality. It is not observed by any humans present, who only see the levitating, glowing body of the abductee.
Some Archon-ET hypothesis similarities with modern ufology
The interdimensional hypothesis (IDH or IH) is an advanced theory by Jacques Vallee that says UFOs and related events involve visitations from other “realities” or “dimensions” that coexist separately alongside our own. He called the ET/UFO phenomenon “a spiritual control system.” ET/cyborgs probably belong to the local planetary realm. Paranormal researcher Brad Steiger wrote that “we are dealing with a multidimensional paraphysical phenomenon that is largely indigenous to planet Earth.” In his book UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse published in 1970, John Keel linked UFOs to supernatural entities such as ghosts and demons.
In his book Passport to Magonia, Dr. Jacques Vallee describes how long and versatile UFO and abduction/contact history is with the humanity. Albert S. Rosales has collected over 17,000 humanoid encounters from 2500 BC to the present day showing all kinds of creatures being interested in humans. Dr. Vallee suspects that alien entities manifest themselves in forms the subjects are familiar with and/or expect them to be. Lash says Archons can do this via HAL/virtual reality capabilities. The motive is to camouflage the phenomenon. In Haunting of America, Bill Birnes and Joel Martin describe paranormal phenomena like hauntings and ESP occurring quite frequently in conjunction with remarkable historical events. Archons operate in the same spiritual world as ghosts. Gnostic myth states Archons do not sleep nor nourish themselves, i.e., are ghostlike. Is there a reality beyond our reality? Are the aliens and UFOs only a part of it? Ancient Gnosticism suggests that there is life after death, and that the Archons are linked with reincarnation.
In the early 1980s, infamous spook Richard Doty made many seemingly outlandish claims to Linda Moulton Howe, including these two: “EBEs said that souls recycle, and reincarnation is real. It’s the machinery of the universe” and that “extraterrestrials created Jesus”. He also told her that the aliens possessed information about the past and the future via “yellow” and “red” books, i.e., were interdimensional beings who existed outside of space and time, just as Gnosticism suggests of the Archons. The extraterrestrials also have an interest in our souls, possibly in a predatory way. A member of MJ-12 was asked to elaborate on this, and his alleged answer was “you don’t want to know that.”
According to Karla Turner’s research, aliens (Archons) have the ability to retrieve what we call the soul, to store it in a container, and to put it into another body. Two traits, she had come to conclude, characterized alien behaviour above all: deceitfulness and cruelty. Dr. Turner stated that “aliens (Archons) can take us–our consciousness–out of our physical bodies, disable our control of our bodies, install one of their own entities, and use our bodies as vehicles for their own activities before returning our consciousness to our bodies.” Could it be that humans, possibly the military or others, are using Archontic platforms (grey bodies) to carry out their own agendas? Could it be that throughout time some humans have been in alliance with the Archontic forces, furthering their own or their group’s interests through the Archons’ diabolical means? John Lash does not have an answer to this.
In his book Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls, Nigel Kerner claims the Greys are seeking to master death by obtaining something humans possess that they do not: souls. Through the manipulation of human DNA, these aliens hope to create their own souls, apart from the hive, and thereby escape the entropic grip of the material universe in favor of the timeless realm of spirit.
In his book The Key, Whitley Strieber suggests that the aliens used souls in the past as tools, and that they were imprisoned in containers. Raymond Fowlers’ The Watchers has accounts of Out-of-body (OBE) experiences during alien abduction, noting that the human race is being “watched” by alien beings. Abductions are becoming strange indeed–they do not always appear to involve the physical body. This suggests the duality of mind and matter, a concept inherent in Gnosticism.
In his book Intruders, Budd Hopkins tells about abduction cases where aliens were interested in collecting genetic material from their abductees. Dr. David Jacobs firmly believes that aliens have a cross-breeding program with the goal of creating an alien-human hybrid race. Bob Lazar, while working at the S-4 sector of Area 51, claims to have seen documents stating that human beings are actually “containers,” and that mankind is the result of 65 genetic corrections by alien biological manipulations. John Lash does not believe that an alien-human hybridization program could work, since the genome is so well protected by our Creator, yet the ancient dream of the Archons is to be born like humans to a paradise called Earth.
Reincarnation is an accepted belief in Buddhism and Hinduism; certain non-canonized Christian texts mention it as well. The cult of Scientology and many new age movements believe that souls reincarnate and have lived on other planets before moving on to Earth.
John Lash and Gnosticism
John Lash is a self-educated scholar who combines studies and experimental mysticism to teach directive mythology. He has had remarkable experiences since the age of four, including lucid dreams in which he encountered magical beings who helped him, as well as other beings who attacked him.
On metahistory.org, Lash presents a revision of Gnosticism, and claims to present a complete restoration of the Sophianic myth of the Pagan Mysteries. He has developed a theory of the grey type of space aliens, or Archons, who want to take us over. Lash describes these entities as inhumane, stupid, blind, imitative and distorted. While they influence the way we perceive the world, they do not influence the world itself.
Lash says that Archons did not succeed in taking us over, and moved to plan B: “we’ll get them to become like us.” This echoes the transhumanist agenda, one which the Archons desire. They are willing to “enhance” the human experience via technology, and prolong life. They want humans to become androids and abandon our human souls.
In a recent interview, self-styled Satanist Winter Leeke recent discussed the merging of humans and machines, and how it’s “planned” to happen by the year 2040. He calls this event “singularity,” and it would mean the end of humanity as we know it. This, according to Lash,is Archontic; to prune us violently into building blocks of machinery is a very alien idea. On the other hand, this “singularity” could be disinformation to make people scared and quiet.
In ancient Gnosticism there was a saviour figure, many times Jesus, who wakes humanity from the spell of the Archons. This leads to a golden age of innocence and freedom. John Lash’s Gnostic view denies this. “The Gnostic Christos is an Aeon, a divine force that does not assume human form.” His message is clearly anti-Christian, against the ideology of divine redemption, but not against love, kindness and good works. Lash does not talk about the divine force of Heavenly Father or Barbelo (God’s acting thoughts), mentioned so often in the Nag Hammadi texts. Apparently, Lash thinks it is indifferent or disinformation, since he does not believe in “salvationalism.”
OI an interview for Red Ice Radio, Lash condemns all “Abrahamic” religions as mind control by the Archons. He sees nothing good in any religion, and considers it as an instrument of zombifying the human race. He believes that the alien abduction phenomena is the work of the Archons, but has also stated that UFOs, aliens and abductions, in some cases, could be governmental psyops/blackops.
He believes the goddess Aeon Sofia is personified on earth as flora and fauna. She has the soul of an animal, and is a conscious interdimensional being, even guiding and steering earth through space. We live in her skin. Lash recommends going into the wild and making a vow to Gaia Sofia, a promise to live in harmony with her.
He claims he has found the only true way to Gnosticism, but according to scholarly Gnostic sources, his Gnosticism is his own brand, scarcely related to current and ancient practices.
Lash believes that a “planetary shift is leading to the close of the present world cycle in 2216 CE,” preceded by a massive spiritual awakening. The Gnostics taught that nous, the spiritual intelligence alive in humanity, could be blocked by Archons. They rely on humans remaining ignorant of their inherent, individual spiritual potential. Lash sees activation of Kundalini forces as tools of protection. Arousal of Kundalini produces ecstasy, triggers super consciousness, opens the occult faculties, and releases waves of healing energy that release physiological and hormonal secretions through the body. Also luminous epinoia or the proper use of our imagination can be used against Archons. Lash states that to have a good life we need goodwill, innocence, transparency, communication and play. We can build immunity to Archons by strengthening our vital bond with Gaia-Sofia, the living planet. And one more thing: people shouldn’t fill their hearts with the mindless fear constantly stoked by entertainment and the media.
John Lash doesn’t know if we’ll ever be rid of parasitic Archons; they certainly won’t go away on their own. He quotes Castaneda: “Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has been momentarily interrupted by extraneous forces.”
Lash believes the Archons do not care for us at all. The trick, he says, is to get past the extraterrestrial tricksters to the real magic of life on this earth. He seems to be a visionary and a prophet having faith in his studies of mythology and his experiences with entheogens and Gnostic practises. As such, his material and alien hypothesis are intriguing, thought provoking. On the other hand, he has very little–if any–proof for his claims. Is Lash’s Gnosticism only an esoteric system unto himself? Is it a religion among others? Substantial material on the subject can be found at his archive: www.metahistory.org.
Interview with John Lash
John Lash was kind enough to speak with UFO Digest via email.
UA: Many times, the Nag Hammadi texts mention a savior figure, sometimes called Jesus (as well as Heavenly Father and Barbelo). He is an announcer who wakes up humanity from the Archontic spell. What are your thoughts about this as well as other Aeons? Are they real and do they have any role in the fate of humanity?
JL: The Gnostic soter (“healer” or “bestower of health”) is an illumined teacher who imparts knowledge of the cosmic order and human potential, not a Jesus-type messiah who performs self-sacrifice for humanity. Humanity always needs illumined teachers to educate the species in how to develop its true potential. Gnostic eduction has nothing in common with salvation. The assumed historical Jesus is never named specifically in the Nag Hammadi Library. The Coptic initials IS are used. What IS means is open to interpretation.
UA: The alien abduction phenomena. Are Archons or people in collusion with them culprits of the phenomena?
JL: I believe that some alien abduction may be due to black op mind control experiments. Others may be due to the virtual reality manipulations of the Archons who are capable of temporarily inducing a trance state in human subjects.
UA: What are your eschatological views? You mention the year 2216 as an end of a cycle. Can you elaborate? Will there be a world-wide “spiritual awakening”? And if so, who would be behind it?
JL: I have no eschatological view. I base the date 2216 on astronomical data. It is simply the zero hour of the 26,000-year cycle of precession. I do not see a spiritual awakening for humanity at large at this time.
UA: How do your views differ from a “religion”?
JL: Religion demands faith and prevents untestable propositions. Gnosis is an alternative to religion that does not demand faith. It is an open path of experimentation using propositions that can be tested, changed, corrected, and rejected.
UA: What are your views towards H. Blavatsky and A. Crowley? What do you think of Ecclesia Gnosticae Catholice? How do you view Freemasonry?
JL: Frauds. Freemasonry is not worth thinking about.
UA: What are your moral and ethical views in general? Do you, for example, believe in a brotherhood of man, equality, love and tolerance towards others? Do you renounce violence?
JL: I am not an idealist in human values. I do not renounce violence but consider the right use of violence to be essential for social health.
UA: In general, how do you picture the future of humanity?
JL: It’s impossible to predict anything.
Do Archons dream of robotic sheep?
What if John Lash is right? What happens if we take his views and current knowledge of UFO phenomenon and attempt to cast the future? Lash’s recent interview with Red Ice Radio conjures images seemingly extracted from Philip K. Dick’s cranium; he claims that the Archons have interacted with humanity since their creation. Our culture, ideologies, religions and values are saturated with Archontic ideas. Some people, some faction of the “elite” have been secretly co-operating with the aliens since the dawn of time. Interdimensional Archons manifest themselves as space aliens from other civilizations, as angels and as UFOs, but these are deceptions.
The aliens manipulate humans, since they are interested in soul energy. They feed from it. Archons produce human misery in every culture and country. They have possibly founded secret societies and have used the occult to draw humans closer to their presence.
All mainstream thinking has a hostile attitude towards studying their existence. Science largely considers UFOs, aliens and the paranormal as little more than figments of our overactive imaginations. Archons have in fact created materialistic science to distort the truth, to keep people in the darkness. Their dream is to make us drones like them by creating war, famine, mental retardation, hate and disgust. We ought to be cynical, remote controlled and at the mercy of our basest drives. They encourage financial gain, fostering the belief that it is synonymous with success and freedom [shades of John Carpenter’s They Live? –ed.]. They delight in popular culture filled with sex, drugs and rampant violence. They would like to drive us crazy us with mindless stimuli; as in these Leonard Cohen lyrics: “Your private life will suddenly explode.”
To end this misery we would merge with the machines. Our soul essence will be uploaded into a flawless body impervious to stress and time. A selected few would become immortal. The industrial elite would rule the planet and mankind. The Archons will make an imitation of man, an artificial human and present him as a Messiah of a new age world religion that annihilates all other religions. The transhumanist agenda wins, as the new human androids serve one God and ruler. Our minds will be programmed for maximum benefit for the work of our new invisible rulers. There will be no human misery, but humanity as we know it will cease to exist.
Is this the future we want? It’s hard to conceive that the faith and suffering of billions, and their prayers to God, would be for nought. Would people really give up free will to something so completely (and literally) alien? The Archons have had thousands of years to assimilate us, with little success. Wouldn’t people fight back? Could the powers that be really force us into this new world order? Are Yaldabaoth and his hive-mind Archons the biblical Satan and his fallen angels? Will there be a happy ending, with or without religion? Or could Archons just be one man’s fantasy based on crumbling beliefs? More, as they say, will be revealed.
Jay Weidner on Rense Radio 14.7.2010
The Apocryphon of John II 22: 14-10, through 27-20
Gilhus, The Nature of the Archons, p. 40).
Prof. Ismo Dundenberg: The hidden wisdom of Nag Hammadi 1999(Nag Hammadin kätketty viisaus)
John E. Mack. Passport to the Cosmos. p. 163
A dialogue of Budd Hopkins and John Mack, John Hancock Hall, Boston, 1997 video.
Karla Turner: UFO Abduction: The Secret Agenda” (1993) Google video
The Art of Dreaming, 1993. ISBN 0-06-092554-X. (Review of don Juan’s lessons in dreaming.)
The Active Side of Infinity, 1999). ISBN 0-06-019220-8. (Memorable events of his life.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Vall%C3%A9e Jacques Vallee, Wikipedia
Richard Dolan: UFOs and the national security state: Cover up exposed 1973-1991) (p. 303, 308,353)
Winter Leeke on Coast to Coast AM 27.10.2011
John Lash on Red Ice Radio interviews between years 2008-2011
Nigel Kerner 2010: Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls: The Conspiracy to Genetically Tamper with Humanity
Whitley Strieber: The Key: A True Encounter (p.53)
Raymond Fowlers The Watchers 1991
Budd Hopkins: Intruders 1987
Karmapolis interview of John Lash 2005
Photo above right John Lash – http://shiftfrequency.com/john-lamb-lash-the-gnostic-theory-of-alien-intrusion/
Mr. Usko Ahonen (Cand. Med) studied medicine in Kuopio, Finland, and worked as a physician for seven years in Finnish hospitals and in the military. Now he has a new career as a newspaperman in a local weekly tabloid Kiuruvesi. Mr. Ahonen had studied Finnish UFO contactees and abductions as a team leader in FUFORA, the Finnish UFO Association. He had a Military abduction experience in 2004, which shook his world view fundamentally. Mr. Ahonen is also in politics and a vice-councilman of Kiuruvesi county council representing the Liberal-Democratic party. He teaches medicine for beginners at his local community college.