May 25, 2014
By James McCarthy (NO RELATION TO DAVID)
Dozens of members of The Aetherius Society will be climbing Snowdonia's Carnedd Llewelyn this summer to send out spiritual energy
A wacky sect who believe Jesus was an alien are visiting Wales to worship a mountain they say is rammed with martian power.
The Aetherius Society think 19 global peaks were charged with alien energy after London cabbie George King was ordered to climb them by “cosmic intelligence” in 1958.
Luckily for the UK-based organisation nine are in Britain – including Carnedd Llewelyn in Snowdonia and Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons.
“Carnedd Llewelyn is one of 19 mountains around the world that the Aetherius Society revere as holy,” group secretary Richard Lawrence said.
“On August 23 we are arranging a pilgrimage. There may be dozens of people going up there.”
In sci-fi flick Close Encounters of the Third Kind character Roy Neary becomes obsessed with a mystical mountain after a brush with little grey men.
“The purpose of going up is to send out spiritual energy for world peace and to pray for the betterment of humanity,” Richard said.
Yoga enthusiast King went up the mountains after insisting in 1954 he had been instructed: “Prepare yourself! You are to become the voice of interplanetary parliament.”
He also claimed he had psychic powers that let him understand the universe’s secrets.
“One of the first things George King was instructed to do was climb certain mountains,” Richard said. “Of the 19 he climbed 18.”
Richard says on each of these George was zapped by ETs but he did not ascend dormant volcano Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.
“He was told it was not necessary and that was charged without him,” Richard said.
“By charged I mean spiritual energy. You might call it prayer based healing energy.”
Christ is not the only one the group think was from space.
“Some of the great figures of history were extra terrestrials,” Richard said.
“We believe Jesus and Buddha came from another planet and Krishna came from another planet,” Richard said.
Jesus and Buddha were from Venus but Krishna was from Saturn – the “most advanced planet,” according to the religion.
All the “great religions” are from one “cosmic source.”
The group also claim Chinese philosophers Confucius and Laozi were ETs.
“These were advanced beings coming to help us and give certain teachings in some cases,” Richard said.
“To help humanity without interfering with us too much.”
Richard has not been up all the holy crags.
“I have been on 10 of the mountains around the world,” Richard said. “I have always experienced a burst of energy on them.
“The climbs are quite demanding, I find, and then at the top we raise our hands and join in prayer.
“When I feel a burst of energy it could be strong heat in the palms or a tingling sensation throughout the body.”
The society believes one day a messiah will visit earth in a flying saucer with magic more powerful than all armies.
“There are records of interplanetary activity,” Richard said.
He accepted his religion might not be everyone’s thing.
“It’s unusual, is it not?” he said.
Contacts With The Gods From Space, by George King and Richard Lawrence, is published by The Aetherius Society priced £9.99
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