News Summaries from ICSA Periodicals
The Aetherius Society, founded in 1955 by George King, is a UFO religion that came about as a result of what King described as “contacts with extraterrestrial intelligences” or ”Cosmic Masters.” A cottage on the eastern bank of Loch Ness is owned by the cult, where members apparently cooperate with the gods from space, according to the Herald. The property at Inverfarigaig, which has four bedrooms, is about sixteen miles from Highland capital Inverness and has its own private pier that members launch boats from. The group, headquartered in Fulham, has also confirmed that it purchased the cottage sometime in the 1970s. (Scotsman, 07/24/15) [IT 7.1, 2016]
Pilgrimage to Welsh Mountain to Impart Spiritual Energy
Dozens of members of The Aetherius Society, who believe Jesus and other historical figures including Buddha, Krishna, Confucius, and Laozi were aliens, will climb Carnedd Llewelyn in Wales this summer to transmit spiritual energy from a mountain they say is packed with Martian power. Society members think 19 global peaks were charged with alien energy after London cabbie George King was ordered by “cosmic intelligence” in 1954 to climb them.
Group secretary Richard Lawrence said, “The purpose of going up is to send out spiritual energy for world peace and to pray for the betterment of humanity. … He explains that King climbed 18 of the 19 peaks specified, and that on each ascent “…was zapped by ETs.” Richard has “…been on 10 of the mountains around the world. I have always experienced a burst of energy on them. The climbs are quite demanding … at the top we raise our hands and join in prayer.”
Richard said The Aetherius Society believes Jesus and Buddha were from Venus but Krishna was from Saturn—the “most advanced planet,” and that all the “great religions” are from one “cosmic source.” The Society believes that these “advanced beings [were] coming to help us and give certain teachings in some cases … to help humanity without interfering with us too much.” The Society believes a messiah will one day visit earth in a flying saucer. Richard said his religion might not be everyone’s thing: “It’s unusual, is it not?” (Contacts With the Gods From Space, by George King and Richard Lawrence, is published by The Aetherius Society.) (Wales Online, 5/25/14) [IT 5.3]
The New Zealand chapter of the Aetherius Society, a UFO religion, says that rising numbers of unidentified-flying-object sightings across North Island could be explained by the fact that the group is holding a conference in Auckland this week. (Auckland Now, 5/28/12)