BOOK OF APOLLO.
BEING THE HEAVENLY ADMINISTRATION OF APOLLO, AN ETHEREAN GOD.
1. Apollo, Son of Jehovih, resident of Pti'mus, in etherea, and God of Suf'ad and Don'ga and Tah, in the South Province of Buru, Orian Chief, controller of vortices, said:
2. I, Apollo, once a mortal, proclaim: First, wisdom, peace and patience unto all men, and comprehensive judgment whereof I speak; second, to perceive the reason of things, as to what seem''' to have been, and of what come after.
3. For the Great Spirit is all Harmony and Perfection, abounding in time and in worlds to accomplish all possible imaginings; wherefore, be you**** magnified in conception, not judging by the little understanding of mortals.
4. So that he that assert''' harmony being more to the order of Jehovih than that which is ill-formed or out of time, hath little reason to prove his assertion before a wise man. As one may assert that ripe fruit is nearer perfection than that which is green, which assertion is self-evident without proof, so, in the understanding of Gods in the management of worlds, are things past and present, not things past and present in fact, but more like the immature and the mature.
5. Since, then, man perceive that words, at best, are but slow and coarse representations of the soul's conception of things, how much farther distant lie a God's wisdom beyond the reach of mortal understanding! Remember, O man, that couldst you in a moment of time recollect all you hadst ever learned you wouldst be wise indeed. Wert you in tune with thyself, such would be your*** wisdom. To advance in such direction, whereby man become attuned, first with himself, then with his immediate surroundings, then with the magnitude of worlds, and then with Jehovih, so that he move, act''', and comprehend harmoniously, is to become one with the Father.
6. Which condition await''' all men, and is called in high heaven, Nirvana, because, to him that hath attained it, things past and things to come are as an open book. He can look back to his own beginning in the world, and even beyond, and withersoever he direct''' his eye, he can see and hear even as if the matter now were.
7. Marvel not, O man, that the Gods reveal the words and signs of things long since perished corporeally; the proofs he could give, you couldst not understand, for the basis of spiritual entity lie not within the measure of the corporeal senses. Nevertheless, Jehovih hath given you* comparisons; as a portrait of a man showe his looks even after his corporeal body hath perished; and yet, the picture is but a representative. To the spirit, a corporeal body is but a representative, being a manifested production of a spirit.
8. As out of corporeal things a new thing is produced and born into the world, so out of Jehovih is born the spirit of man; neither lead the corporeal the spirit, nor the spirit the corporeal; but Jehovih do all. Think not, then, that when the corporeal body is dead and molder''' back to original elements, that in like manner the spirit of man will resolve itself back into Jehovih, for spirit is not bound by similar rules. As the corporeal body growe by aggregating to itself, so not so growe the spirit of man, but by the opposite, which is giving away.
9. Remember, O man, the more you puttest forth your*** soul to give light and wisdom to others, the more you receivest; wherein you should comprehend in the reason of things everlasting life to the spirit of man. So also, to him that desire to comprehend Jehovih, let him describe the All Highest constantly. To him that desire to comprehend the etherean worlds, the homes of spirits long risen in Nirvana, let him describe them. Fear not, O man, that you should err; all the imagery you can devise is surpassed millions of times in the magnitude of the Father's kingdoms. Till you can shoot an arrow without striking the air, fear not for your*** weak thoughts shooting amiss in Jehovih's worlds.
1. I, Apollo, earth-born, of the continent Pan, submerged by Aph, the Orian Chief, by Jehovih's command, proclaim in the name of the Father, Creator of worlds, peace and wisdom unto all nations and tribes of men: First, against all vanity and self-conceit in the souls of men, wherein every cycle assert''' itself wise and great and learned, and the ancients, fools.
2. For the evidence of wisdom lie not in learning one thing only, but in the adaptation of man to Jehovih and His works. In which measure, the modern and the ancient stand not upon their judgment in the matter, but by Jehovih's.
3. For if the ancient was not perfect in his place, neither art you, O man, of this day. But before the Gods are all the ages adapted as Jehovih created them; judge not Him, for thy judgment is limited. That which was profitable to the soul of man, the Father revealed to the ancients; that which is profitable to the soul of man to-day, reveal''' He this day.
4. For which reason I, His Son, am come to fulfill my labor, even as all men, in time, must complete that which hath been assigned them.
5. To rebuke vanity and self-conceit in them that perceive not wisdom in things long past, but applaud themselves without just measure before Jehovih. Wherein the Gods perceive their vanity, and pity them, hoping rather to exalt their minds, that they may learn to perceive the Father's hand manifested in all things.
6. Turn your** eyes inward, O man, and look at the spirit of things; make thyself as a God looking down on a new earth, where man hath been quickened into life and attained to strength and learning. Behold his palaces and temples; his work in stone and iron, and gold and silver; his knowledge of the sun and moon and stars; with written books to read; with clothes for the body and shoes for the feet. With great generals, and armies of soldiers; and with the land cultivated.
7. Are these civilized? And war abounding! By what right hast you made thyself a judge, O man! Who hath measured the inhabitants of the earth and found them pure and wise? Do more people now live on the land in peace and happiness than in many of the cycles past? Because you are different in many excellencies, you should also remember that many great inventions are forgotten. The world hath been peopled over many times, and many times laid desolate.
8. Who hath been the chief enemy to man? Who is his chief enemy to-day? Is it not thyself? Think not, O man, that because a few people perceive the Higher Light the world is wise and good before the Gods. For in all ages there have been a few. Yea, to-day, there are a few more in number than in the ancient days. And this is the sum of the enlightenment of the world.
9. Hear me, O man of earth, and you**** angels of heaven: I proclaim harmony, symmetry and music. I am of the days of the fountain of these talents descending to mortals. I was as a shapely stone in Jehovih's edifice, and by hard toil a fashioner of the flesh mold of man and woman.
10. As the ear of one man hear''' music, and he cry out with delight: A tune! a tune! And as the ear of another man hear''' music, and he cannot discern, and he cry out: A noise! a hideous noise! Wherefore, then, should you**** not judge them, and say: The one hath an ear for music, and the other not? The one is one with the music; the other, being discordant himself, declare there is no tune, but only noise. To which will you**** give preference in judgment as to music?
11. Who hath not beholden Jehovih, the All Person? Who is it that cry out: I behold Him not? No harmony, no symmetry, no music, no complete whole? And to which will ye give preference in judgment? Is not the judgment of the perceiver higher than he who perceive not?
12. This declare I of Jehovih, that in all ages there are many who perceive the All Person, and many who deny Him. If, then, the lack of an ear for music make a man dumb to a tune, is it not the lack of spiritual harmony that that cause man to perceive not the everlasting presence of Jehovih, the All Person?
13. Hear me, O angels and men: Can a man learn to sing who hear''' not the harmony of a tune? How much less, then, can man, or the spirits of the dead, harmonize with the Eternal Whole if they perceive Him not?
1. I, Apollo, Jehovih's Son, proclaim an age when man on earth considered not harmony, nor symmetry, nor music, as Gods!
2. And Jehovih's voice came to me in the etherean firmament, and place of Pti'mus, saying:
3. Apollo, My Son, you God of Su'ad, God of Don'ga, God of Tah, behold the red star, the earth, she come through your*** dominions. Go you to her with your*** hosts, a sufficient number, and give her a new God, and call his name Apollo.
4. Behold, neither men nor angels on the red star comprehend the harmony of My works; and because of their own inharmony they deny Me, being blind to My Person. Go thou, My Son, and make them idolaters of harmony, symmetry and music, for a long season, that they may become organically attuned from the time of their birth upward.
5. I said: I perceive Thy wisdom, O Jehovih. And I called together a hundred millions of Thy sons and daughters, and told them what You hadst said. With one accord, they said: We have examined the red star since the time of Wan, and we perceive truly, the time hath come for your*** labor, O Apollo.
6. I said: Send an oniy'yah to the heaven of the earth and deliver her God and Lords and all persons capable of the second resurrection. And say you**** to God and his Lords: Thus saith Apollo, Son of Jehovih, and God of three etherean worlds: Greeting in the name of the Father, and love unto you all. For your glorious work I have assigned seven Teres and Don'ga. Thither gather you**** your hosts, where is prepared a place of rest and comfort. The earth and her heaven should be left in darkness for thirty of her days, having neither God nor Lords.
7. So my legions departed for the earth in an etherean ship of fire, led by Tu'ain, Goddess of Proe'king, a place of great learning in the etherean mountains of Horatanad; and they delivered according to my decrees, and the earth was without a God and Lords for thirty days.
8. And the voice of Jehovih came to me again, saying: Hear your*** Creator, O My Son, thou that sprangest from the land long since submerged, who has spanned many of My worlds, behold, the legions of Sue and his mighty resurrections are still preserved to mortals and angels earth-bound: Of the Gods and Goddesses who danced and sang before men; and of the uneven match between spirits and Gods.
9. Profiting in this, the people of the red star have become rich in rites and ceremonies, and preferring the swift-footed to the slow, the nimble to the clumsy, the loo'is have well laid out the road to your*** success.
10. So, I perceived beforehand how I should proceed when I landed in the lower heaven and her earth.
11. When the time came, I departed, still remembering my native star with well treasured pride. And that all things should express the labor Jehovih put upon me, my oniy'yah excelled in beauty all other etherean vessels that had ever descended to the earth.
12. How should I comprehend Thy magnitude, O Jehovih? What is the journey of a God before You*? We build a ship for a hundred millions, and are vain of its size and beauty; but when we launch out into Thy etherean realms, we fain would hide our faces in shame of our vanity. We sail through a thousand of Thy crystal worlds and talk of great distances, but the mirror of Thy boundless creation lie still before us. We recall the red star, our native home, a single gem amidst the countless millions Thou hast cast into the universe, and we are speechless because of Thy Awful Extent.
13. Wherein hast You not excelled Thyself, O Jehovih! In one moment, we behold Thy Vastness; in another, Thy Microscopic Hand in the smallest ethe'ic wave, and in the spear of grass down on the swift corporeal stars. We applaud You* for Thy handiwork, and yet ere our thoughts have overrun the smallest part, You turnest our eyes inward to the soul of things, an endless wonder.
14. How should I comprehend Thy designs, O Jehovih? You drivest me back to the time Thy angels came and stood man upright, saying: Be you a man; and be you a woman! But they would not.
15. Again and again, Thy pitying hand stood them up, and Thy voice came, saying: Talk, O man! Come, you should help to perfect thyself. But man was slow in perceiving wisdom; that which came to his flesh he loved.
16. I remember the earth, O Father! Men and women with long hair hanging down; and hands with claw nails, fierce and war-like. And hair in tufts and short-curled. Whose eyes were drawn down like a lion's, and mouth wide and falling open, like a dog that is tired.
17. Therefore You hast called me, O Jehovih; and I perceive Thy double purpose: For a man left alone would select and mate, and evolve to terrible war! And You storest here an idol to unfit him for cruel deeds.
18. So, from Thy etherean realms, wherein for fifty thousand years Thy Gods and Goddesses had trained me to comprehend the discipline of Thy created heavens, I came, descending, down, down to the red star, where You first quickened me into being, that I might fulfill Thy mandates.
19. Thy hand took me up, Thy hand sent me down; I had learned not to fear; the tree of faith had grown in me; I knew the secret of All Power. As a mortalgo into a dark cavern, where the air is damp and unacceptable to the nose, so came my hosts, O Jehovih, out of etherea into the vortex of the earth, the dull atmosphere.
20. Thy voice came to me, saying: Go around the earth with your*** oniy'yah, My Son. Stir up the atmosphereans; they that know no higher heaven. Behold, they have mutinied against My God and Lords; have rejected My preferred wisdom. Their delight is in war and the deeds of mortals. As men on earth gather round to witness beasts in battle, so gather these countless millions of spirits to witness kingdoms of mortals in war, and fire, and plunder. And by their presence urge men to cruelty and cunning horrors.