Amalantrah and Lam = The Bomb?
I have to admit, the first time I read the Amalantrah working and saw the picture of Lam, I took it to be a glyph and a prophecy of the atom bomb. The whole "it's all in the egg" seemed to me a direct reference to this egg :
I took the "all" to be the atoms that make up everything and provide the force behind the bomb.
That and the fact that to me it looks like a mushroom cloud right in the middle of Lam's head. It's mighty thin conjecture based just on that, but I was wondering if this line of conjecture had ever before come up regarding Lam and the Amalantrah working? If so could someone point me to the related material? I cannot find it via communication with the great god Google, although this is probably a defect in my technique or because this line of thought is just silly.
I know the conspiracists regard the Amalantrah working as Crowley opening up a gate, which years later was reopened by JW Parsons by force. While I put little stock in conspiracy theory, it led me to contemplate whether Crowley had opened a gate and let in the current that would lead to the creation of the atom bomb, which upon its detonation acted as a key to another gate which let in beings hostile to man's existence.
I have absolutely zero proof that any of this is even possible and I am not trying to convince people that this is truth or anything more than my own seedling of a strange idea. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Although not expressly connected to LAM or Amalantrah, Killing Joke's recording The Courthauld Talks cites both Nema and Kenneth Grant in conjunction with the Lovecraftian Mythos, cracking "otherdimensional Gates" and the development of the atomic bomb. You may find it of interest.
I've never heard of that line of speculation before. I've been interested in the Amalantrah Working for many years now, and have developed my own ideas of what the phrase "it's all in the egg" portends. Neverthless, it's good to come across other speculations too, whether they resonate with me or not. I do most certainly agree with you, though, that there the phrase "it's all in the egg" is connected with the portrait of Lam. Or, to put it another way, that this phrase "it's all in the egg" develops as the kernel of the Working, and the portrait encapsulates this.
I think you’re on to something. But I don’t think the egg in the Amalantrah Working is identical to the atom bomb as evidenced by these passages:
T: ``What is the work of this week end?''
T: ``Geburah applied to what?''
A: ``The egg. The egg is resting on the point of mountain tops, very sharp. Water around, lotus flowers on it.''
T: ``Egg is symbol of some new knowledge, isn't it?''
A: `` Gimel. Lamed. '' ( = spring, fountain.)
T: ``What does that mean?''
A: ``I don't know; followed symbol of mountain and lotus flower.''
T: ``How are we to break open the egg?''
A: ``In plain language it means Thou art to go this Way.''
T: ``That isn't plain language. How are we to get this new knowledge?''
A: ``Don't ask questions too fast. Sow the wild oats; go into the ( . . . ) into the Mother . . . (T[herion]: You bet, you bet.) (A[rcteon]: I think you're both getting off the trolly.) . . . to be born again.''
T: ``What about the Mass of the Holy Ghost?''
A: ``That hasn't anything to do with it. You've shattered everything. I'll have to establish connection all over again. Going into the Mother to be born again, you get a New Life and then the Earth is covered with wonderful flowers, and bees come to the flowers to get honey to store, and the honey is stored elixir. I see a hill very steep. (I think ( . . . ) is played out.) Mother standing ( . . . ) down washing child. I don't know if she's to save it or go after it or what. Lotus flower on water again.''
Arcteon: ``How does this apply to breaking open the egg?''
A: ``No . . . the egg is in the lotus flower. Daleth. Resh. Gimel.'' (207 = the open clear light of day = walled, fenced.)
Now compare the above with this alchemical engraving by Michael Maier from Atalanta Fugiens:
Liber Al, II:49. I am unique & conqueror. I am not of the slaves that perish. Be they damned & dead! Amen. (This is of the 4: there is a fifth who is invisible, & therein am I as a babe in an egg.)
"Harpocrates is the Babe in the Egg of Blue that sits upon the lotus flower in the Nile. He may be termed the 'God of Silence' and said to represent the Higher Self and be the 'Holy Guardian Angel”
Frantisek Kupka, The Beginnings of Life (1900 – 1903), aquatint
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y9JCP1wazVo/R ... /kupka.jpg
The “egg” is really the Egg of Spirit.
However, it may not be a coincidence that with the advent of the Atomic Age at Trinity, the Roswell Incident happened shortly thereafter in the vicinity. I'll let you connect the dots 😉
Thank you for the swift replies. You have all given me much to ponder.
Michael Staley - Thanks, I was hoping you would weigh in. I thought if anyone would know about this line of thought, you would.
kidneyhawk- I appreciate the tip to Killing Joke, I hope to find time to listen to the Courtald talks soon. Hopefully with a transcript.
tai, the last link in your post doesn't work for me. It gives a 404 error, can you repost? Also, you caused me to connect some dots I hadn't considered, thank you.
On second thought, there is another layer:
Geburah emanates from Binah/Babalon – the Pillar of Severity - and I definitely see a link between Babalon and development of the atom bomb. If so, the onset of the Atomic Age would constitute a birth process for humanity.
Btw I fixed the link via my previous post.
Like tai, I regard the extract he posted as of great importance. There is an interesting passage in a subsequent session on 16th June 1918 which in my opinion bears on this. As with all session records for the duration of the Amalantrah Working, "T" is Crowley who was putting the question, and "A" is Amalantrah communicating through the seer, usually as in this case Roddie Minor. There are some interpolations by Crowley in the record.
Wizard very natural -- usual folk there.
T: Symbol for next week?
A: 245. (perfect man; gall; RVCh AL (Spirit of God).)
T: Explain, please.
A: 83 explains one side of it. (83 = dew, wave etc.)
74 explains rest (74 = ??? etc.)
83 = Gimel
74 = Lamed
33. Spring, fountain
Perhaps all means the way is clear.
In view of the connection, set out in the previously quoted passage, of the egg with Gimel (83) and Lamed (74), this passage is interesting. Here Gimel and Lamed are again mentioned, this time as the two sides of Perfection which are integrated in Adam Qadmon, the Perfect Man. and RVCh AL, the Spirit of God. Reference to Perfection suggests the Tao ("The Way").
83 and 74 combine as 157, the number which Crowley assigned to his reworking of Legge's translation of the Tao Teh Ching. He completed the reworking during his Magical Retirement at Oesipus Island in the summer of 1918; and he relates in the Preface how he evoked Amalantrah to elucidate certain obscure passages. The attribution of 157 to this reworking, then, reinforces the identification of Perfection with the Tao.
These connections are tenuous, but to my mind significant.
Wow, Michael, I’m right on your wave-length!
It’s so funny because as I was meditating on OTCOT over the last few days, my mind was flooded with images and impressions. I am definitely picking up the transmissions coming through KG’s words.
As I see it, the question of Adam Qadmon is central to what this current is about. But there are so many layers to this question and the nature of these transmissions.
THE EGG OF THE ATOM = 245 too, which is what was 'split' open both mystically and literally with the breaking of the Auric Egg of Adam Qadmon and the Atom itself.
incidentally 666 - 245 = 421, THE EGG
(and THE WORK OF THE EGG)