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Born in Shropshire in 1919, George King was visited by a yogic
apparition in 1954 who told him that he had been selected by the
Hidden Masters to become the 'Voice of the Interplanetary
Parliament'. He had been chosen to represent spirituality in
its battle with materialism and would be helped by the Hidden
Masters themselves, who would visit humanity in flying saucers.
Some time after setting up the Aetherius Society to help him in
this quest, King revealed his full name to the world: Sir George
King, OSP, PhD, ThD, DD, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Aetherius
Churches, Prince Grand Master of the Mystical Order of St Peter,
HRH Prince De George King De Santori, and Founder President of
the Aetherius Society. Before the visitation, George had been a
taxi driver. More surprising than these claims is the success
King's Aetherius Society has enjoyed. In the 1950s he was able
to fill London's Caxton Hall for his rallies.
He was and is the champion of educated UFO spotters. One of King's
beliefs is that benign spiritual energy is constantly beamed at
Earth and it is possible to capture and store it in special
batteries. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife ('Lady
Monique King, Bishop of the American Division').
The Society has branches in Ghana and New Zealand and is run in
the UK from its office on the Fulham Road in London. There is a
benign anti-apocalyptic humanity behind the Society's aims and
some recruiting is done, especially on campus.
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