UFO Conjectures

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Adamski's Orthon was a sacred Avatar?

George Adamski's Orthon, the alleged Venusian he met in the desert, supposedly left this shoe imprint (with an, as yet, undeciphered message):
This is a symbol [from The Illustrated Book of Sign and Symbols by Miranda Bruce-Mitford, DK Publishing, NY, 1996] representing the various aspects of the Buddha's being -- restraint, freedom, supreme intelligence, the force that breaks lust, et cetera:
And this is a symbol [from the same Bruce-Mitford book] representing the Vishnu's incarnation:
Was Adamski's Orthon a reality connected to the Far Eastern gods?

Adamski was familiar with Buddhist and Hindu theology, so did he concoct the Orthon shoe with a kind of reference to such theologies?

Adamski's elaborate hoax is fraught with esoteric and exotic references that either example a brilliant con man or a person who actually touched an ethereal connection to the gods, who interacted with early man (in India and elsewhere) as the Ancient Astronaut theorists would have it?



  • At best, cultural theft.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, November 06, 2014  

  • I thought George Hunt Williamson 'deciphered' Adamski's Venusian writings and the shoe prints, but cannot remember what the meanings were, if any.

    Since Williamson was also suspected of being a fraud, I guess his findings count for zilch.

    When he (Williamson) came to the UK, c. 1958, i.e. the year before Adamski did, there was some talk of him meeting the queen. This also, I believe, was a 'puff' for his publicity, nothing else.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, November 06, 2014  

  • Having gone to California myself to investigate that culture at that time, the "Aliens Want World Peace" had so many so called messengers and messages and communities, it was ridiculous.
    I am writing a memoir of that strange time. All of this was fomented to a great part by the Postwar Nuclear Arms race. A lot of these guys had former marginal jobs, like sign painters, hot dog vendors etc. Quite a few were old line socialists. Most made a better living getting kids to support them as gurus borrowing a page from India. One guy owned a chain of restaurants where kids worked for nothing except meals. They were opportunists in the worst sense of the word. Frauds and pathological liars who wanted others to support them....literally..give to the alien cause.
    Every time I read about one of these clowns, my blood boils.
    Messages on the soles of their shoes...I could write about five pages of reasons that idea is nonsensical.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, November 06, 2014  

  • RR-

    "People say she's crazy
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Well that's one way to lose these
    Walking blues
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes"


    ...maybe Orthon was from a planet called 'Graceland'?

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Friday, November 07, 2014  

  • Neither Adamski nor his associates have an ounce of credibility. Duensing has credibility.
    I think it takes no "brilliance" to create Adamski's hoax. An eclectically educated child with imagination could do it.

    By Blogger Rip Parker, at Friday, November 07, 2014  

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