from a letter to Peter Koenig . . .
New Moon, August 1995 e.v., Pittsburgh
Dear Peter, 93!
Thank you for your
recent letter . . .
The questions you posed regarding the HGA in your letter are
interesting, and I've given
them much thought these last few weeks. ABRAMELIN is certainly an
interesting and powerful work, to be taken in dead seriousness and with
all caution, for I believe that after embarking on that working, there
is truly no turning back. Did I ever send you my paper on
I have recently received some intimations re the origins of the
HGA that I discuss there, and I think my intuitions must lie very close
to what might be of interest to the work of the OTOA:
"For long ages have the
Loa stood as Inner Contacts, which connect human consciousness with the
Stellar Current -- with the Current of LAM the terrestrial link.....Time
out of mind, the Loa first rayed to earth, infiltrating our planet as
star-seed from Outside, seeking immortality. Thus the Loa entering human
space-time at the Point of Crossing, Tiphareth, seeded life on Terra
with consciousness of Self by which each sentient being experiences
itself as distinct, and as divine..."
"The Loa stand in relation to beings more vast and more
mysterious: the Outer Contacts, the 'Pre-eval
of the Shadow . .
pre-figure the ancient Loa. These, the Old Ones, .
. . eternally
time-traveling from star-system to star-system via transmission
and mutation of information anciently encoded in sentient strands of
DNA, first pushed life on Terra toward forms more like themselves. And
in their progress from star to distant star, . .
. left behind .
. . seeds of
consciousness . .
"Human personality and dayside awareness are but luminous
flecks upon the vast ocean of primordial consciousness which is dark,
shadowed, hidden, . .
. our birth right as beings seeded from the stars,
. . .
So, for me, the HGA is mysterious and deep, best approached by
waiting, in silence, and in "absence".
I feel that many people think of their HGA as relating to dayside
ego-consciousness, which is certainly important - one must have an
integrated personality before one can safely pursue the magickal path -
but this is really only a starting-point to communion with the HGA
something that is whole, transcendent, and truly "other".
It is not of the personal ego, which, when fully realized, can be
understood as the existential "centaur"
phase of psychological development, but the HGA is of the transpersonal
ego, that part of us which reincarnates from existence to existence, the
immortal, the eternal Self that lay behind the ever-changing personal
masks, and our link to that first sentient stellar stream of
consciousness that seeded our race, and ever seeks to draw us outward to
In seeding human consciousness with this ability to link with stellar
consciousness, providing for their own immortality, the Loa also
provided the ability to form a direct link, which is the experience of
the "Knowledge and
Conversation" of the HGA. "Who"
do we connect with exactly when we do this? AC felt that Aiwass was
his own personal HGA, and KG has said as much of Aossic
probably has much to do with one's
magickal capacity, but at the very least, there is a feeling of
of alienness. It is not that one has come truly in touch with one's
innermost self, but that one has touched an emptiness, a loving
acceptance, the vastness of the sea, a omniscience, a
which is humbling, but at the same moment, heartening, one breathes a
sigh of release, one has "come
home". It seems to me that the
individual is particularized, or "belongs",
to the HGA, and not the other way around, and that their vastness might
encompass many. The feeling of individuality and uniqueness, I think
comes from the loving acceptance, the feeling of rightness and destiny
imparted, so that each person who has achieved the K & C realizes
that they have "no right"
but to do their Will, however fortunate or unfortunate that may turn out
to be in relation to judgments of the mundane world.
The Loa are certainly humankind's
benefactors in this, but it was those great transmundane intelligences,
in their time-traveling, who first seeded terra with DNA, and I believe
the Loa must have their own legends and beliefs concerning these
interdimensional beings, the Ancient Ones, and they stand in relation to
the Loa, as the Loa themselves stand in relation to the human race. LAM,
Aiwass, etc. seem to be of this order of being. Kenneth Grant, in
Fountain, page 241, implies that Aiwaz, Lam, and Aossic, are natives
to the Aeons of Maat, Ma-Ion, and Meon, respectively, which would give
Aiwaz a broader scope, with Lam associated with the "Daughter"
aspect, and Aossic having to do more with Daathian aspects. To me, it
feels as if Aiwass has "withdrawn",
and it is LAM who is currently concerned with shaping the evolution of
beings on this planet. . .
Until next time,
Love Is the Law, Love Under Will.