Are Archons Greys?


Modern ufology usually postulates that aliens come from another planet or dimension. But what if they’ve been here since the dawn of time? The Gnostic alien theory by John Lash claims, that aliens are Archons, devoid and corrupt cousins of man put here by celestial forces that created humans as well.

The Archons were whispered about in texts after the burning of the library at Alexandra with some mention of these mysterious beings. But the powers that be spent 1,300 years cleaning up the records and had written out the Archons from our history. In 1947, texts were found in clay jars in Nag Hammadi in Egypt and, on these texts was a story of what the Nag Hammadi people, 2,000 years ago, thought the world was about.

The word Archon means a ruler and primordial. According to the myth, they were created by a celestial interdimentional entity, Sofia, who was pleiroma with other Aeons, and thus partly emancipation of wholeness of the Heavenly Father. The Archons are a spinoff of Sophia, and devoid because they had not been approved with the other Aeons.

This happened billions of years ago, before the solar system was born. These celestial consciousnesses are hard to imagine, since they come outside of space and time. A materialized neonate-type of Archon would appear to be quiet, psychotic and prone to lying.

John Lash

Archons are interdimentional inorganic beings, who reign and rule 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 build them. The first Archon, who created all others, is called Yaldabaoth (means 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 from it. Negative emotional energy gives them room to operate. They are psychic parasites capable to 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 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 foetal 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 A.D. They kept the Archons as a 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. Mr. John Lash says 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 main stream in religious sense. New age Gnostics have little to do with them. 

Psychonautics, Carlos Castaneda and the concept of spiritual reality

The word psychonaut means literally a sailor of the soul who uses altered states of consciousness to investigate 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 technologies. John Lash, David Icke and Graham Hancock for example have done such trips. Terence McKenna is probably most famous advocate in the use of psychoactive plants.  According to Mr. Lash, these plants aid “shedding the filters of conditioning and to commune directly with the planetary intelligence. “ 

Dr. Carlos Castaneda was a psychonaut, and his books record  apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian, Don Juan Matus, who plays mentor to Dr.Castaneda’s skeptical anthropologist. Dr. Castaneda manages to alter the parameters of perception and explore other worlds. In the process of his adventures, he encounters certain alien inorganic beings. According to Mr. Lash these are Archons, the small grey aliens.

To the horrified astonishment of Dr. Castaneda, the elder sorcerer Don Juan explains 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. 

Prof.  John Mack says:” 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 particular shaman’s experience or point of view.”

There is too a connection to modern alien abduction phenomena. Prof. John Mack talks about a different reality people have during an abduction and interaction with aliens. Many abductees feel that another spiritual reality is an essential part of abduction experience. This is because the aliens, who according to Mr. Lash do create a HAL’s or virtual realities. An abductee steps into a world where time-space is separate from our world. The aliens generate this using mind power. It is like a small parallel universe. Dr. Castaneda writes on his books of 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 did tell on her lectures of a case, where person was sleeping on a bed. Next the aliens came, did raise 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 revived she told she had been on a UFO and interacted with the aliens. This happened although two witnessed her body time the encounter lasted. Here, according to Mr. Lash a person is inside a HAL or virtual reality, her soul essence is with Archontic spiritual reality, which is real. It is not observed by the witnesses, who only see a levitating, glowing body of an abductee. 

Some Archon-ET hypothesis similarities to 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 the book UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse published in 1970, John Keel linked UFOs to supernatural concepts such as ghosts and demons.

In the book Passport to Magnolia Dr. Vallee describes how long and versatile the UFO and abduction/contact history is with the humanity. Mr. Albert S Rosales has collected 17000 humanoid encounters from 2500 A.D. to the present day showing all kinds of creatures being interested on humans. Dr. Vallee suspects that alien entities manifest themselves in forms the subjects expect them to be. Mr. Lash says Archons can do this via HAL/virtual reality capabilities. The motive is to camouflage the phenomenon.  In Haunting of America by Dr. Bill Birnes and Mr. Joel Martin describe paranormal phenomena like haunting and ESP something quite common, and in conjunction remarkable with historical events. Archons would be operating in the same spiritual world like 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 are only a part of it? Ancient Gnosticism suggests that there is life after death, and the Archons have something to do with reincarnation.

Linda Howe was told in the early 80’es by Richard Doty much controversial information, including a statement, that” EBEs said that souls recycle, and reincarnation is real. It’s the machinery of the universe.”  And that “extraterrestrials created Jesus”. And how the aliens possessed information about the past and the future via “yellow” and “red” books i.e. were interdimentional beings outside the space and time, like Gnosticism suggests. The extraterrestrials have also an interest of our souls, possibly in a predatory way. MJ-12 member has been asked to elaborate on this, and the answer was: “You don’t want to know that”.

According to Karla Turner’s beliefs and research, aliens (Archons) have the ability to retrieve what we call the soul, to store it in a container, and to put it back into another body. Two traits, she had come to conclude, characterized alien behaviour above all: deceitfulness and cruelty.

 Dr. Turner says: “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 platform (grey bodies) to conduct their own agendas? Could it be that throughout the times some humans have been in alliance with the Archontic forces, to run their own or their group’s interests? Mr. Lash does not have an answer on 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 (away from the hive?) and, thereby, escape the entropic grip of the material universe in favour of the timeless realm of spirit.

Whitley Strieber suggests on his book the Key, that the aliens used in the past souls as tools, and that they were imprisoned to containers. Raymond Fowlers “The Watchers” has accounts of Out-of-body (OBE) experiences during alien abduction and that human race was being “watched” by alien beings. Abductions are coming strange indeed when they are not always appear to involve the physical body. This suggests of the duality of mind and matter, a thing obvious to Gnosticism.

In the book Intruders Budd Hopkins tells about abduction cases where aliens were interested on collecting genetic material from the abductees. Dr. David Jacobs firmly believes that aliens have a cross breeding program in order to create an alien-human hybrid race. Bob Lazar, while working at S-4, claims to have seen documents that claim 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 alien-human hybridization program could work, since the genome is so well protected by our creator. The ancient dream of Archons is to be born like humans to a paradise called Earth.

Reincarnation is believed in Buddhism and Hinduism, and some non-canonized Christian texts also talk about it. Many new age-movements and Scientology believes that souls reincarnate and have lived on other planets before moving on Earth.

John Lash and Gnosticism

John Lash is a self-educated free-lance scholar who combines studies and experimental mysticism to teach directive mythology. He has had remarkable experiences from the age of four, such as lucid dreams in which he encountered magical beings who assisted and helped him, as well as other beings who attacked him.

 On website, Mr. Lash presents a revision of Gnosticism, and clams 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. Mr. Lash describes these entities as inhumane, stupid, blind, imitative and distorted. They influence the way we perceive the world, not the world itself. 

Mr. Lash says that Archons did not succeed taking over us, and moved to plan B: “we’ll get them to become like us.” This takes us into the transhumanist agenda, an agenda that Archons desire. They are willing to “enhance” the human experience via the means of technology, and prolong life. They want humans as androids and abandon the human soul.

Winter Leeke, who considers himself as a Satanist, talks on recent interview merging of humans and machines, planned to happen by the year 2040. He calls this event as “singularity”, and it would mean the end of humanity as we know it. This is according to Mr. Lash Archontic; an alien idea is to prune us violently into building blocks of machinery. Or then, it could be disinformation to make people scared and quiet.

In ancient Gnosticism there was a saviour figure, many times Jesus, who wakes up humanity from the spell of the Archons. This leads to 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. Mr. Lash does not talk about the divine force of Heavenly Father or Barbelo (God’s acting thought) mentioned so often in Nag Hammadi texts. Apparently Mr. Lash thinks it is indifferent or disformation, since he does not believe on “salvationalism.”

 On an interview by Red Ice Radio, Mr. 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. Mr. Lash thinks goddess Aeon Sofia is impersonated on living earth as flora and fauna. She has a soul of an animal, and is a conscious interdimentional being, even guiding and steering earth through space. We live in her skin. Mr. Lash even recommends going into the wild and making a vow to Gaia Sofia, a promise to live in harmony with her.

According to scholar Gnostic sources, John Lash’s Gnosticism is more his private thinking, not that much related to current and ancient practises. He claims he found the only true way to Gnosticism. Mr. Lash thinks that the alien abduction phenomena could be done by the Archons.  On another interview he said UFOs, aliens and abductions could be psyops/blackops by the government.

Mr. Lash’s view is:” The planetary shift is leading to the close of the present world cycle in 2216 CE.”  Before this could a spiritual awakening.  Gnostics taught that nous, the spiritual intelligence endowed in humanity, could be blocked by Archons. They rely on humans remaining ignorant of their inherent spiritual potential. Mr. 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 flush physiological and hormonal secretions through the body. Also luminous epinoia or a proper use of human imagination can be used against Archons. Mr. Lash states that for 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.  Also people shouldn’t fear fill their hearts that is being fed by the media.

 Mr. Lash doesn’t know if parasitic Archons go away, nor will they do that. On the other hand he refers Dr. Castaneda: “Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has been momentarily interrupted by extraneous forces.”

  Mr. Lash seems to think, that higher forces don’t care us. Lash says, the trick 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 on his studies on mythology, experiences with entheogens and Gnostic practises.  As such, his material and alien hypothesis are interesting and many times thought provoking. On the other hand Mr. Lash has very little if any proof for his claims. Is Lash’s Gnosticism only an esoteric system to himself?  Is it a religion among others? More knowledge on the subject can be found at his very large collection of writings from the page

Interview of John Lash

Mr. Lash was kind to answer shortly some questions to UFO Digest via email.

UA: On Nag Hammadi texts there is mentioned many times a saviour figure, some times called Jesus. He is an announcer who wakes up humanity from Archontic spell. As well as Heavenly Father and Barbelo. What are your thoughts about this as well as other Aeons? Are they real and do they have any role on the fate of humanity?
JLL: The gnostic soter 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 NHL. The Coptic initials IS are used. What IS means is open to interpretation.
UA: The alien abduction phenomena. Are Archons or people with them culprits of the phenomena? Could it be possible?
JLL: 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 humans subjects.
UA: What are your eschatological views? You mention the year 2216 as an end of a cycle. Can you elaborate? Is there a world wide “spiritual awakening”? And if, who would be behind it?
JLL: 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.
OM: You talk Kundalini activation as tools for protection towards Archontic influence. Can you tell in layman terms how this could be done on a wider scale?
JLL: No, I have no formula or advice for Kundalini work for people at large, on a wider scale.
UA: How your views differ from a religion?
JLL: 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 see freemasonry?
JLL: Frauds. Freemasonry is not worth thinking about.
UA: What kind are your moral and ethical views in general? Do you, for example believe in brotherhood of men, equality, love and tolerance to others? Do you renounce yourself of violence?
JLL: 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: How do you see in general the future of humanity?
JLL: It’s impossible to predict anything.

Do Archons dream of robotic sheep?

But what if John Lash is right? What happens if we take his views and current knowledge of UFO phenomenon and predict future? The material is from Mr. Lash’s latest interview on Red Ice Radio. The result is something out of Philip K. Dick’s Blade Runner.

 According to Mr. Lash the Archons have interacted with people in all times. Our culture, ideologies, religions and values are infiltrated with Archontic ideas.  Some people, probably a part of elite have been secretly co-operating with the aliens from the beginning of history. Interdimentional Archons manifest themselves as space aliens from other civilizations, angels and as UFOs, but this is deception.

The aliens manipulate humans, since they are interested from soul energy. They feed from it.  Archons produce human misery in every culture and country. They have possibly founded secret societies and use the occult to bring people closer to them.

All main stream thinking has a hostile attitude towards studying their existence. Science considers UFOs, aliens and paranormal little more than figments of imagination. 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 on the mercy of our drives.  And have a creed to money, which they make a synonym to success and freedom. Off from the quiet life and with Leonard Cohen’s words: “Your private life will suddenly explode.” They would make the popular culture all culture there is with rampant violence, sex and drugs.

To end this misery we would merge with the machines that would make the selected few immortal.  The industrial elite rule the planet and mankind. Archons will make an imitation of man, an artificial human and present him as a messiah of new age world religion that ends other all religions. The transhumanist agenda wins, the people form a machinery of human androids who serve one god and ruler. Our soul essence is uploaded into a perfect body that endures stress and time. Our minds are programmed as such, what is needed for the great work for invisible rulers. There is no human misery, but humans as we know are no more.

Is this a future we want to have? Probably impossible for most is to imagine tens of billions had faith in God, prayed and suffered for nothing. Would people really give up free will to something so alien?  Archons have had thousands of years to assimilate us with them with little success. Wouldn’t people fight back?  Could the powers that be really force us on this new world order?  Are Archons biblical Satan and his troops? Is there a happy end, with or without religion? Or could Archons just be one man’s fantasy? These questions remain unanswered.


Jay Weidner on Rense Radio 14.7.2010
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A dialogue of Budd Hopkins and John Mack, John Hancock Hall, Boston, 1997 video.
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Winter Leeke on Coast to Coast AM 27.10.2011
John Lash on Red Ice Radio interviews between years 2008-2011
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Raymond Fowlers The Watchers 1991
Budd Hopkins: Intruders 1987
Karmapolis interview of John Lash 2005

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