Did Aleister Crowley Communicate With Extraterrestrials?

Did Crowley channel an alien being called LAM, long before the modern UFO movement? Via Who Forted?, Patrick Fennelly reveals:

Throughout Crowley’s years as a magus, he often attempted to contact intelligences of the non-human variety. Through the uttering of ‘barbarous’ names, incantations, and ancient inscriptions and veiled verses, Crowley called forward all manner of spirits, daemons and invisible masters.

One particular ‘entity’ is the character known as ‘LAM’. Around 1917, in New York, Crowley drew the image of this ‘praeter-human intelligence’, after performing a ritual now known as the ‘Alamantrah’ working. During this experiment, a discarnate entity urged Crowley to “find the egg”, and it seems, at some point, Crowley experienced contact with this large headed entity we have come to know as LAM.What’s interesting about LAM, or, at least, Crowley’s drawing of large headed, small featured alien LAM, is the stark resemblance it bares to the popular image of aliens we have come to know since the UFO boom following the Roswell incident in the 40s. Yet Crowley’s image obviously far predates the UFO mania that followed the alleged alien crash and subsequent, apparent, alien visitations that followed.

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10 Comments on "Did Aleister Crowley Communicate With Extraterrestrials?"

  1. This is actually the premise of the third book of my Night’s Dream series, Artificial Gods. It will be out in January from Double Dragon Publishing.

  2. alizardx | Dec 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

    Did Timothy Leary? Did the Dogon?

    The test Crowley recommended to determine the validity of communication between humans and non-physical entities comes down to:
    1. What does it know that you don’t that can be tied to objective verification
    2. What can it do that you can’t?

    Of the alleged Leary, Crowley, and Dogon “contacts”, which come closest to passing this test?

  3. Antediluviancurrent | Dec 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm |

    The title of the article presumes that the Grey/UFO-phenomenon is extraterrestrial in nature and therefore that Crowley’s LAM must be an extraterrestrial of some sort as well because of the striking simularities between the two.
    Though I will admit that the simularities are striking indeed, the “Greys” are aliens, but not of an interstellar kind. I myself, and acquaintances of mine, have had our fair share of encounters with them not in physical but mental form.
    It’s been postulated that LAM was nothing more but a psychic self-portrait and that Kenneth Grant was a loony who thought too much of it. They fail to realize what psychic implies then. It’s fashionable in the occult community to give Grant a lot of slack, but I don’t join in that rhetoric. I have a thing for insane ‘bards’ that utter idiosyncratic nonsense and in the end see their babble turn out to be right.
    Remember that Crowley was using the Enochain Calls by dr. John Dee. He and his scryer Edward Kelley had their own strange encounters with — as they call them — “little men” who moved about “in a little fiery cloud.”

    Carl Gustav Jung’s thesis was that the UFO was the projection of a symbol of wholeness, a mandala, in response to the modern condition, by the troubled collective human psyche ( here the psychic comes into play ). The American occultist Michael Bertiaux, a LAM-contactee himself and of profound influence to Grant Morrison’s “The Invisibles”, spoke of them as the “subterranean burgeoning of Lucifer-Gnosis.”
    I tend to agree with both thinkers and see the Greys/LAM not as something we can categorize as either a group of individual entities or as simply psychic emanations from the individual ( which already presumes the existence of “the individual”, in this case Crowley ), but as a collective phenomenon seeking this particular form to communicate with humanity in the Aeon of Horus ( with Ra Hoor Khuit or for the sake of shock-value, Lucifer, as the ruling Lord of the incoming spiritual current of ‘Thelema’).

  4. your name | Dec 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm |

    regardless occult literature and lore is out of this world.

  5. Just read the other day that composer Karlheinz Stockhausen said he was from Sirius. Saying:

    “Other snippets of vitally important information then came to me through a couple of revelatory dreams. Crazy dreams, from which it emerged that not only did I come from Sirius itself, but that, in fact, I completed my musical education there.”

    And that:

    “…everything is music, or the art of co-ordination and harmony of vibrations. . . . The art is very highly developed there, and every composition on Sirius is related to the rhythms of nature . . . the seasons, the rhythms of the stars.”

    He even composed a piece by the same name.

    • kowalityjesus | Dec 9, 2012 at 1:49 am |

      Interesting source, though probably just another composition from deep in his psyche. If his music is the music of Sirius, and Bach is the music of Earth, then I think I was born in the right place, lol.

  6. serpentlove | Dec 9, 2012 at 12:57 am |


  7. Marklar_Prime | Dec 9, 2012 at 11:47 am |

    The combination of a delusional mind and heavy drug abuse IS perhaps the best way to go about contacting aliens.

  8. bugstomper2 | Jun 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm |

    The alien greys can contact you through the ‘astral plane’, which is as real as the ‘physical plane’. They also have the ability/technology to shift between the two. They can appear like ghosts, were only 5% of their physical self is in the ‘physical plane’ & the rest is still in the ‘Astral Plane’. Also why they can walk through certain material, like glass doors, as if it wasn’t even there.

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