Council of Nine is an alleged group of beings who correspond to the Great Ennead, a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology, who were channelled by a New Age group in the 1970s, spearheaded by Lab-9, a research team for paranormal phenomena.


In 1948, Andrija Puharich and Dr. James J. Hurtak setup a foundation in Glen Cove, Maine, called the Round Table Foundation. The team was called Lab-9 whose objective was to research the paranormal. Among noted psychics studied at the Foundation were the famous Irish medium Eileen J. Garrett and the Dutch clairvoyant Peter Hurkos (Pieter van de Hirk). In December 1952, Puharich introduced an Indian mystic named Dr D G Vinod, who began to channel The Nine or ’the Nine Principles’:

"I am the beginning. I am the end. I am the emissary. But the original time I was on the Planet Earth was 34,000 of your years ago. I am the balance. And when I say "I" - I mean because I am an emissary for The Nine. It is not I , but it is the group. We are nine principles of the Universe, yet together we are one."

The declaration above is typical of the channeled pronouncements of the Council of Nine, or just ’The Nine’.

Prominent members, associates, or interested parties of the Round Table Foundation included the influential philosopher and inventor Arthur M. Young, the socialite Alice Bouverie (née Astor), Lyall Watson, a supposed member of the Bronfman family, various scientists from Stanford Research Institute, and Hollywood's Jon Povill and Gene Roddenberry.[1] Transcripts show that Roddenberry was heavily influenced by communications with The Nine.[2]

Council of FiveEdit

In Santori's Alien Races the Council of Five succeeded the Council of Nine comprised of now five alien races. The head of this Council is the EMERTHER.

Church of SatanEdit

The council that governs the Church of Satan call themselves the Council of Nine.[3]

Greek mythologyEdit

In Greek mythology, Zeus and eight other deities gathered to form the 'Council of Nine'. The council members were Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus. Together this council created the first human woman, Pandora. She was adorned with "seductive gifts" by each of the gods, and then was given as a gift herself to Epimetheus.

Pandora happened upon a sealed large jar, which the Council was responsible for. Curiosity got the better of her, and she opened the jar releasing evils upon mankind. The myth of Pandora's box is a study in Theodicy.


Jon Povill posited that the hit sci-fi TV show that Gene Roddenberry had produced in the 60’s, Star Trek, was not actually his work, but had been channeled through him by the Council of Nine. UFO cultists in the 70’s and 80’s would make similar claims about Star Trek itself. (See Star Trek, Council of Nine).


  1. The Council of Nine (2005), by Wes Penre
  2. The Only Planet of Choice, The Universe, The Council of Nine (1993) by Phyllis V. Schlemmer
  3. Wikipedia, Council of Nine

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