Aetherius Society – Worlds Oldest UFO Religion

You may have seen a couple of weeks ago that the media carried a story about the Aetherius society or to be exact about their upcoming pilgrimages. 

There were several articles on this but here’s the one I first saw: 

RECORD numbers of UFO sightings are predicted over the coming bank holiday weekend as spiritual pilgrims gather to worship on a “holy mountain” in Devon. Members of the Aetherius Society will descend on Yes Tor near Okehampton on Saturday, August 28 to chant and pray, in the belief that the second highest point on Dartmoor is charged with spiritual energy. And if the ceremony provokes a similar response from the extra-terrestrial realm to their pilgrimage to Combe Martin two years ago, the skies could be littered with alien craft. When more than 100 followers visited Combe Martin in 2008, there were a record 200 reported UFO sightings across the UK.

Spokesman Mark Bennett said: 

“For every step we take towards them, they take two towards us but we need to make the effort and make ourselves available…We need to work for peace and enlightenment, then they will be in a position to help us more.”

The society was founded in the 1950s by Dr George King, who claimed the holy mountain sites were charged with spiritual energy by extraterrestrials from Venus and Mars. Dr King worked as a medium and followers believe his trance-like utterances are communications from superior life forms. The society arranges annual pilgrimages to the sites in order to tap into the “energetic imprint” made by a being they call The Full Aspect of Adept Nixies Zero Zero Three.

Source: ThisIsPlymouth

Here’s a video I uploaded quite a while ago that gives a quick run-down on the Aetherius Society as well as accompanying George King and his followers on one of these mountain pilgrimages (as an aside when watching this video one can understand why rightly or wrongly- similarities have been drawn between the Aetherians and other UFO based cults):

Before I continue there are a couple of things I wanted to draw your attention to, firstly at the 3:20 mark George King states:

“Which looked like the usual type of flying saucer, of which I have a, a, model here, it err, this is a, what we call a scout patrol craft.”

And as well as calling it a “scout craft” it also looks remarkably like the “scout ships” which George Adamski was famous for allegedly photographing, have a look at the image below:

As you can see there are four images, the bottom two are of the model that King is holding in the video, the one on the top left is the infamous ‘photograph’ (that Kentaro Mori -amongst others- have reasonably alleged is not an original photograph at all but either a photograph that has been retouched with a pencil or actually just a pencil drawing) and finally the one to the top right is a replicate model of an Adamski scout ship as sold by

Perhaps someone from the Aetherius Society could clarify that it was a model of an Adamski craft that King is holding, or is it as implied that King happened to witness the same make & model of Venusian scout ship that Adamski claimed to have seen in the early 50’s (i.e. before King).

And secondly at the 4:40 mark George King (while preaching to his followers atop a mountain):

“As you know we were informed from cosmic sources that there will be a period of, ah, emergency from October 23 rd until December 11 th and that’s why we’re meeting here today, to finish charging this battery so that we have the power available at any time we need it.”

The reason I highlight this comment is that it somewhat conflicts with the specified, “Dates of Orbit” which as mentioned a little further down this post is the time when “Satellite No. 3” (a massive spacecraft) comes into orbit at set times each year, these periods are referred to as “Magnetization Periods” or “Spiritual Pushes” and are the most opportune time for these mountain pilgrimages, the dates of these orbits are being, April 18 to May 23, July 5 to August 5, September 3 to October 9 & November 4 to December 10.

Admittedly I could be accused of being a little cynical and especially so where organised religion of any denomination is concerned and I was hoping that perhaps someone more knowledgeable than myself could confirm that this period of emergencyKing references is a regular occurrence and so was more than just an excuse fabricated for the sole reason of getting his followers to convene on the mountain for the camera crew?

Anyhoo, I uploaded the video a couple of years ago now and during the same period I spent quite a bit of time looking into the Aetherius Society and after being reminded of them I decided to see how the organisation and their website was doing, mainly for new information regarding the pilgrimages to charge the holy mountains.

However, what I considered to be the ‘good stuff‘ regarding ‘satellite number 3‘ was missing, namely the specifics of the magnetisation period/spiritual pushes during the (non)appearance of the giant UFO from which the cosmic masters bestow exactly the right kind of energy in order to amplify the prayers and intentions of the Aetherians, and by doing so ultimately help humanity to evolve. Apparently the energy of the sun is captured, filtered through the UFO and then directed towards individuals who are striving for the greater good on earth.

Whilst comparisons have been made in the past between the Church Of Scientology (COS) & the Aetherius Society in the past I believe the main similarities to be found are in the genesis of the respective religions, or more specifically the individuals and their motivations behind pioneering and moulding the belief systems into what we see today. Indeed there is some rather amusing anecdotal evidence suggesting entirely different and more cynical motives exist surrounding the circumstances that led to the forming of the Aetherius religion, one which involves King back in his days as a taxi-driver, copious amounts of alcohol, his search for a work associate and his entrepreneurial instincts. But as I say as this is essentially anecdotal evidence and so I won’t elaborate any further.

The reason I draw this parallel now though is due to a different similarity, this being that the COS has publicly shied away from what is alleged to be the core belief of their religion, but more than merely shy away from it they publicly deny it and have even actively pursued legal action on the grounds of both copyright and trade secrecy to protect the secret of Xenu and the COS teachings about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events.

The following is paraphrased from the Xenu Wiki page:

Basically it’s alleged that 75 million years ago the dictator of the Galactic Confederacy (any relation to Vrillon I wonder?) Xenu brought billions of his people to earth stacked them around volcanoes and promptly blew them up with Hydrogen bombs no less. The essences of these people remain earth-bound and attach/form themselves around modern-day humans and by doing so they cause the human spiritual harm. These events are known within Scientology as “Incident II”, and the traumatic memories associated with them as the Wall of Fire/R6 implant. (The “implant” -past trauma-was “calculated to kill (by pneumonia etc) [sic] anyone who attempts to solve it”).

But I digress as my point is that all of this which the COS founder (L. Ron. Hubbard) appropriately called the ‘space opera‘ falls under the remit of secret “Advanced Technology” (allegedly only revealed to members who have attained Operating Thetan level III,’ which is really only available to those who have contributed large amounts of money to the COS cause). And yet none of this doctrine which we have good reason to believe is the underlying constant, the core belief, the foundation on which the religion itself is built is to be found anywhere, whether that be published, sanctioned, promoted or endorsed by the COS.

Now back to the Aetherius Society and George King who also claimed that extraterrestrial beings were the ‘raison d’être’ for his religion, it differs from the COS due to this doctrine forming not only the foundation but also the very structure of the religion, thanks to the wonders of the internet archive ‘wayback machine’ (or in this case its mirror) the following is from the official Aetherius Society ‘About Us‘ page, circa 2006:

Aetherius Society ‘About Us’ – 2006

The Aetherius Society is a group of dedicated people cooperating with Ascended Masters to help usher in a New Age of Peace and Enlightenment upon our world.

We were founded in England in 1955 by a Western Master of Yoga, Dr. George King, in order to introduce a “Cosmic Concept” into the minds of searching and thinking people everywhere. Since that time, the Society’s New Age and metaphysical teachings have spread to America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other locations around the world. This Cosmic Concept depicts our true place in creation and has been specifically given at this crucial crossroads in the evolution of humanity.

It is a time in which we have begun to physically and scientifically journey outwards to the cosmos as well as a time when we are also being visited by extra-terrestrials. We are on the cusp of an entirely new era in our evolution and it is for this reason that this cosmic concept has been given.   have been commonly seen since World War II

During World War II humanity once again found the power and means to cause global destruction through the use of atomic energy. We were in a position to allow our destructive tendencies to affect a system of life outside of our own world. If we destroyed this planet, it would affect the subtle balance of the Solar System itself. 

It became important for us to be watched to make sure this would not happen. It became important for us to be protected from the negative effects of our own actions and inactions. It became important to protect the life of the Mother Earth, herself, our great home.

Since that time flying saucers, or UFOs, have been increasingly seen in our skies.

Some of these UFOs are from remote parts of this galaxy, manned by beings who are curious to observe our planetary culture in its challenges during this crucial time.

Many of these craft are from within our solar system and are manned by intelligences far more evolved than mankind. They are able to exist on higher levels of vibration than ourselves who mostly only inhabit the basic physical realm in this incarnation. These intelligences are now urging humanity to rise upwards into the realms of spiritual Light and the realization of universal Oneness.

Source: Aetherius Society About Us (2006)

Which as you can see seems to be the somewhat usual mantra of contactees, with this being especially true back when the religion was founded as it was amidst the entirely more innocent era of the 1950s, long before the ubiquitous grey’s reared their -featureless- heads and their seemingly malevolent modus operandi was exposed and consequently ingrained in the psyche of a generation. 

My point being that the revisionist ‘About Us’ page which you now see in its place makes little reference to these majestic and other-worldly origins instead preferring to vaguely reference (almost absent-mindedly) their cosmic masters: 

 Aetherius Society ‘About Us’ – 2010 (Current)

The Aetherius Society is a worldwide spiritual organization comprised of people dedicated to help heal and uplift humanity through spiritual action. We were founded in 1955 by the late Western Master of Yoga, Dr. George King, in order to help the Cosmic and Ascended Masters bring a state of balance back to humanity.

Our world is desperately out of balance. A relative handful of wealthy westerners have control of an unprecedented share of the world’s resources, while millions if not billions suffer starvation or lack decent living standards.

Our world is accelerating into a world of selfishness and materialistic hedonism causing an increase in violence and terrorism around the world and a rapid depletion of Earth’s resources.

The increase in worldwide pollution and violence, the decrease of Earth’s resources such as oil and forests combined with the rapid increase in consumerism is propelling us down a dangerous and deadly slope to disaster.

It is up to each of us to try and halt this slide to disaster.

But How?

The solution is spiritual action, true dedicated tireless spiritual action for the many.

The Cosmic Masters, our spiritual elders from other worlds, have come again to help us in our time of need.

They have delivered their messages to the political and religious leaders, and have been ignored. They come now to you, with compassion and desire to help. They come with great hope, offering mystical tools of white magic that can give you the spiritual power available only to advanced adepts centuries ago.

These tools include advanced wisdom and powerful methods of spiritual energy invocation and manipulation, methods which include the Twelve Blessings, the Holy Mountains and the Cosmic Missions.

This website will present their Cosmic Wisdom – with the Spiritual Opportunities offered to all at this critical period in the total history of Earth. Enter in and learn how you can really help heal and uplift this, OUR WORLD.

Source: Aetherius Society

In fact, so watered down is their current statement of purpose (as it relates to their deities) that if it wasn’t pluralised then with little effort it could conceivably apply to most mainstream religious doctrines:

“The Cosmic Masters, our spiritual elders from other worlds, have come again to help us in our time of need.”

Which when compared and contrasted with the statement from the same only a few years ago (2006) then the now guarded nature of their belief quickly becomes apparent:

“It is a time in which we have begun to physically and scientifically journey outwards to the cosmos as well as a time when we are also being visited by extra-terrestrials. We are on the cusp of an entirely new era in our evolution and it is for this reason that this cosmic concept has been given.”

Which brings us full circle to the ‘good stuff’ regarding the reasons behind their mountain pilgrimages which I mentioned at the start of this Blog post as once I went looking for it all I could find was broken links, if you visit their “Pilgrimages to Holy Mountains” webpage you will see what I mean:

The Nineteen Holy Mountains

Between 1958 and 1961, in a world mission known as Operation Starlight, 19 mountains around the world were filled with accessible spiritual energy.

Dr. George King, acting as a karmic representative of the human race, was needed to physically climb 18 of these 19 mountains. At a point on or near their summit, he entered into an elevated state and an initial Charge was sent through him into the mountain.

In this way, each mountain was charged with spiritual energy by the Cosmic Masters.

This energy is now available to all who expend the effort to climb these mountains to send out their prayers and healing. Each contains slightly different energies and can be used by people to help the world and themselves in different ways.

It has been stated by Saint Goo-Ling, an ancient Ascended Master of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth, that the most potent spiritual practice in these days is to perform The Twelve Blessings on any of these Holy Mountains during a Spiritual Push.

Source: Aetherius Society/Pilgrimages to Holy Mountains 

As I say the links don’t work as you can see by this screen-shot of a mouse-over the “Spiritual Push” link you can see that the URL is broken/incomplete:

So after a little manipulation I managed to access the page but with no images present, finally after searching for “Satellite number 3” using the search box available at the top of all of the Aetherius pages I managed to find a complete functioning page of the “Magnetization Periods” which is available here.

And after re-familiarising myself with the content then I believe that amidst the recent press coverage that its difficulty to locate and any the lack of any functioning links are conspicuous by their absence as the page in question seems to be similarly themed to the other information which has been removed (and which I highlight above).

Magnetization Periods   
A Source of Spiritual Energy 

Since the dark days of the fifties, for several periods each year, a massive spacecraft called Satellite No. 3 comes into orbit of our earth. These periods are referred to as “Magnetization Periods” or “Spiritual Pushes.”

On board there is a fantastic array of radionic instruments, manned by spiritually evolved extraterrestrials, known as Cosmic Masters. This advanced spacecraft is able to transmit exactly the right energy to each person who is helping humanity in some spiritual way.

This uplifting energy is sent to all people who are engaged in some type of spiritual act, whether directly helping another or working to improve themselves spiritually. It makes no difference what race or religion they may be. It goes to Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslim, Taoists, Jews, all religions, including atheists if they are working for the common good.

During these Magnetization Periods the karmic effects of each spiritual action are enhanced approximately three thousand times, thereby speeding up the evolution of both the individual and humanity as a whole.

Satellite Number 3

Dates of Orbit: Satellite No. 3 comes into orbit at set times each year. The dates of these orbits are as follows:

• April 18 to May 23

• July 5 to August 5

• September 3 to October 9

• November 4 to December 10

Satellite No. 3 enters and leaves Earth orbit at 12:00 midnight G.M.T.

Tune into this Energy

Everyone can tune into this source of energy from Satellite No. 3, and you will be amazed at the difference this makes to all your spiritual practices and your true service to humanity.

The energy used by Satellite No. 3 comes directly from the Sun. The Sun, as has been known to the metaphysician and Eastern Masters for centuries, is the source for all prana or spiritual energy on Earth. The Third Satellite virtually magnifies this energy in a safe and highly effective manner, and directs it to those working for the greater good on Earth.

Source: Aetherius Society/Magnetization Periods

And at the foot of this text there is a disclaimer, sorry it’s not a ‘disclaimer,’ well it is but instead of stating such it is placed under the rather pompous heading of a, TECHNICAL NOTE ”:

TECHNICAL NOTE: There is a simple reason why this large spacecraft is not seen or detected by radar. A force field protects Satellite No. 3 and is capable of rotating radar and light particles in an arc of 180 degrees rendering it invisible. This is necessary in order to keep its presence a secret from humanity’s rather active military forces. The Cosmic Masters prefer to help humanity without interference caused by undue curiosity at this time.

Perhaps the Aetherians have tapped into this force field and are using it to disguise the more outlandish aspects of their religious doctrine?! 

Seriously though and as far as organised religions go then I personally find the beliefs of the Aetherians are mild-mannered when compared to the vast majority of their counterparts and indeed their members are amongst the most unassuming that I’m aware of. This was originally going to be a short Blog post covering the reasons for their mountain pilgrimages but I guess I was just a little disappointed to see that they are apparently trying to publicly distance themselves from the core beliefs espoused by King that previously and unambiguously defined their fundamental belief-system….. 

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