1. God said: Without evil preserved I the I'hin race, as the foundation of my light, wherefrom I could reach forth to the tribes of darkness.
2. For I fore-ordained not to go within darkness to battle it, but to stand without, and give an example of righteousness for man to look upon.
3. Neither planned I from the beginning that my chosen should labor without examples of cities and kingdoms of righteousness.
4. The evil man and evil priest, who are subjects to satan and his hosts, remain in evil,8 preaching righteousness without a city or kingdom of example. But my chosen go away by themselves and build their cities, as a testimony of their faith in the Father.
5. And they practice the fullness of my commandments by their lives toward one another.
6. To him who saith: THIS IS MINE, I have not spoken. To him who saith: MY HOUSE, MY LANDS, I have not spoken.
7. For inasmuch as these things belong to them, such men belong to such things, and not to me.
8. For illustration of which truth, I raised up separate from the world's people, the I'hins, who were my living examples of righteousness.
9. Think not, however, that the I'hins were the perfection of manhood and womanhood. They were not a developed race, nor righteous because of their own knowledge.
10. By the constant presence of my exalted angels, they were obsessed to righteousness, being restrained away from evil. They were my sermon before the tribes of druks and cannibals that covered the earth over; and, by virtue of signs and miracles, and by nonresistance, preserved I them.
11. For man of himself evolve only to power in evil; wherefore, O man, you should behold my dominion over the races of men, to work righteousness and good-will.
12. And my examples reached into the souls of the barbarians, so that, in after ages, I should prepare them to hear my voice, and to comprehend my commandments.
13. For it is the fullness of light amongst men, when, without my presence or the presence of my hosts, they should understand virtue and knowledge, practicing them of their own accord. In which time men should perceive that righteousness, and peace, and love toward one another, are the foundation of the happiness of the spirit, and the only light of its resurrection.
14. The Lord said: Think not that I came to one nation alone, leaving the others in darkness; I came not to one alone, but unto all the divisions of the earth. According to what was required for them at times, so held I my hand over them, and they accomplished that which was designed from the beginning.
15. It being not the will of Jehovih that man should be forever led, because, forsooth, his Lord saith; but that man should ultimately have the light of practicing good works organically, from infancy up.
16. The Lord said: A teacher that do all things for his pupil, also sacrifice his pupil; he who teach''' his pupil wrongly, sin against the Father; he who teach''' his pupil not at all, is accessory to evil. So stand the Lord, your God, over the children of men.
17. Behold, I have demonstrated that my chosen can maintain themselves unharmed amongst barbarians; also that by unrestrained marriages a sacred people is quickly lost amongst barbarians.
18. For man, witnessing terrible conflicts, should rather desire sons of strong limbs and arms and crafty minds, to do murderous work abundantly; from which condition he had no incentive to rise in gentleness and love, for the glory of the Spirit.
19. That I, your Lord, might show after-generations, first, that without my hand in the work, no good nor peace could come amongst men; and, second, that only by a race of I'hins, as examples of my power, through signs and miracles, could the barbarians be reached for their own good.
20. Not only did I leave the ruins of my cities which had no gates of entrance, and houses without doors of entrance, that you**** might have testimony of the race of I'hins, but I have shown you that only by such procedure could the barbarians be induced to a higher evolution.
21. Think not, O man, that I did not foresee the time when men should question whether the Great Spirit ever placed a Lord over the earth; and that man should say: Behold, there is no Lord and no God. For I foresaw these times, and provided angels to go in advance, to show, first, the evolution of the races of men from out of the lowest darkness; and, second, that the cause of the evolution came from the Great Spirit, and was directed unto righteousness; but had not been so, but for the Lord, your God.
22. For I left sufficient tribes unto this day, who dwell in darkness, even cannibals, as a testimony, that of themselves they possess nothing to cause a desire for evolution into knowledge, and peace, and industry, and love, and good works unto one another.
23. Will not man say: One people is raised up in consequence of the presence of their neighbor, and without a Lord or God, and the angels of heaven.
24. Now, behold, I have left savages at your door, and you**** raise them not up, but destroy them. Showing you, that even your wisest and most learned have no power in resurrection.9 Neither have I left any way open for the resurrection of barbarians, save by examples of Faithists (I'hins), who should practice righteousness and miracles.
25. And there should rise up those who will do these things, and they should succeed; and because of their success, they should also be testimony of the I'hin race, in whom I laid the foundation for the redemption of the whole earth.
8 That is, with the world's people. The Brahmans, Budhans, Christians and Mohammedans all come under this class. None of them have a single city or nation as an example of freedom from sin. They preach love and peace, and the charity of doing to one another as they wish to be done by, loving their neighbor as themselves; but none of them have even the smallest kind of a city that practices such a mode of life; being, therefore, false to their professions. Hence, their inspiration is called of satan, prince of evil. Their acknowledgment of impotence to carry out their doctrines only proves their obsession of the world.
9 It is a fact patent to all intelligent people that the aborigines of all countries are never redeemed to so-called civilization, but exterminated only. The Americans have nearly exterminated the Algonquins; and the British are fast exterminating the natives of Australia and other islands. By the term miracle is understood, "spirit manifestations."
1. Thus the Lord established the five peoples who were saved from Pan; and he commanded them to preserve Panic words in their respective countries, and they so preserved them,10 many of which exist to this day.
2. Here follow, then, what became of these I'hins, to wit:
3. Those that came to Guatama survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became extinct as to tribes.
4. Those that came to Jaffeth survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became extinct as to tribes.
5. Those that came to Shem survived twelve thousand years, and then became extinct by amalgamation.11
6. Those that came to Ham survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became extinct by amalgamation, and even after this Jehovih preserved them in all the world as a scattered people.12
7. Those of Guatama attained to one thousand large cities, and three thousand small cities, being more than four million souls. And they never had any king or queen, or other ruler, save the Lord, who ministered unto them through the city fathers. And they retained their sacred name of Guatama to the last; but the I'huans called them Oech'lo'pan, signifying, people of another world.13
8. And in course of time they became diminutive, and desired not to marry. And there came great darkness (ocgokok) on the earth, with falling ashes, and heat, and fevers; and so the Lord took them up to heaven.
9. Those of Jaffeth attained to two thousand large cities, and seven thousand small ones, being more than eight million souls. And they retained the name Jaf-fa, to the last; but the I'huans called them Tua Git, signifying, people of spirit light.
10. And there came a'ji on the earth, and it touched them with impotency, and they brought forth no more heirs; so the Lord took them home.
11. Those of Shem attained to six hundred large cities, and two thousand small cities, being more than two million souls. Neither had they any king, but served the Lord through the city fathers. And they retained their name, Shem, to the last; but the I'huans called them Sri-vede-iyi, signifying, people of the true light, woman-like. And impotence came upon them, and they disappeared, even as a drop of water in the sunlight, and no man knew when they ceased to be.
12. But hoping to preserve their seed to the Lord, many of them married with the I'huans; but their children became I'huans also, neither having the silken hair nor the musical voices of the I'hins, nor the light of the upper heavens.
13. Those of Ham attained to one thousand two hundred large cities, and three thousand small cities, being four million souls. But, being of mixed colors, they did not become impotent. But they broke the law of God more than all other Faithists, being of warm blood; and they mixed greatly with the I'huans. And they had no kings nor queens, serving the Lord only, through the city fathers. And they retained the name of Ham to the last, when they ceased to exist as a separate people, because of their amalgamation with the I'huans.
14. The tribes that went in the two ships to the north land (Japan), no man could draw the line, after a thousand years, between them and the I'huans, for they mingled therewith, and were lost, as I'hins. Nevertheless, they redeemed the barbarians into wisdom and peace.
10 Many Japanese words, Chinese words, East Indian, Central American, Algonquin and Phoenician words, are nearly identical in sound and meaning, especially as spoken by the uneducated. The sound, "An," sharp, plays a conspicuous part.
11 Nevertheless in hundreds of years after, there came into Shem I'hins from Jaffeth who survived thousands of years. See First Book of God, XIV, v. 11.
12 See Book of Eskra, chap. IX, vs. 13, 14, 15.
13 The North American Indians still have a legend of the mound-builders, that they were people who came from another world and dwelt on earth for a long season, to teach them of the Great Spirit, and of the Summer Land in the sky.
1. God said: In the time of Osiris, your*** Lord provided for the light and knowledge, that had been with the I'hins, to be merged into the new races, the Ghans and I'huans. By the Lord and his angels was such foundation laid.
2. Before this time, the I'hins could not inspire the barbarians to make leather and cloth; nor could they inspire them to industries of any kind in the way of virtue and peace.
3. The Lord provided unto the inhabitants of the earth, oracle houses, wherein the Lord could speak face to face with mortals; through his angels, chosen for this purpose, did the Lord thus teach mortals.
4. Persuading them to industries, and peace and righteousness, after the manner of the I'hins.
5. Teaching them of the stars and sun and moon; showing them how to find the times and seasons of the earth.
6. Inspiring them to observe the stars, and to name them, which names are preserved to this day.
7. I have established landmarks, saith the Lord. What I do, man cannot do. I lift the barbarian up; he give over his cruel practices by my command.
8. I call him to the observation of the stars, and he heed my voice.
9. Behold, O all you**** that say there is no Lord, I have left a remnant of the barbarians. Go try your hand. Let them that find the cause of the progress of man, to come of the earth, go raise up the barbarian.
10. I say to man: Go commune with the spirits of the dead, and man do it. I say: Come away from such worship, and fall down before the stars, and man do it.
11. Jehovih said: My Lord, My God, go thou; call man to one thing to-day, and let him worship it. And to-morrow call him to another, and let him worship it. For man should fall down and worship everything in heaven and earth. By trying them should man know them. For in the day of my glory, kosmon, man should put away all worshipful things, save Me, his Creator.
12. The Lord God said: Through the worshipful talents man can be raised up. Even as to great learning, man will not pursue it till he first worship it.
13. In the time of Osiris, the Lord named the stars in heaven after the legendary names of Gods and Lords. And the Lord taught not that man should worship them, but that he should learn their glory and majesty in the firmament.
14. But man forgot the Creator because of the wonder of His works. Even to this day man incline to view as substantial and real, things that are seen, and to reject the All Potent, which is Unseen.
15. This was the command of God (Osiris), for man should learn corporeal things as well as spiritual. And I, the Lord, carried away the spirits of the dead, not suffering man and angels to commune together. For heretofore they had done this, and so had, both, rejected the higher heavens.
16. Jehovih saith: It is not the plan of My heavens for the spirits of the dead to remain on the earth forever, engaging in mortal servitude and practices.
17. Behold, the way of My kingdom, is upward; rather should man on the earth seek to rise upward, than that the angels of heaven go downward.
18. Hence the Lord carried away the spirits of the dead, and he turned man's judgment to learning the glories of the lower kingdoms (corpor).
19. And man advanced in great learning; both of the sun, moon and stars, and of all things on the face of the earth.
20. The Lord said: These signs have I given to man, that he may comprehend the cycles of his Creator. When spiritual research is chief amongst men, they advance not in science, nor art, nor inventions, that belong to the earth. But, when man is bereft of spiritual aspiration, he advance in corporeal knowledge, and inventions, and investigations.
21. These signs foreshow the changes being wrought on mortals by the hand of the Almighty, through His Gods and Lords.
22. God said: Behold, I raised up great kings and queens on the earth; and I gave them pageantry, and rites and ceremonies, after the manner of heavenly things. And these I made as an aspiration to the multitude, that they might learn to provide themselves with the luxuries of all created things.
23. For I desired not that man should become spiritual until the earth and all manner of savage beasts and serpents were subdued. Otherwise man had descended into impotence, and failed on the earth.
24. These testimonies have I left before you* to this day; that the spiritual man incline to shut himself up in seclusion and prayer; but that the Osirians go forth to work manfully.
25. The Lord established reciprocities between kings and queens in those days. And this was the manner thereof:
26. The central kingdom was called the sun-kingdom, and the others were called satellites. And the chief ruler was called THE SUN - KING, or KING OF THE SUN.
27. And the king maintained an observatory, for determining the times and seasons of the sun, moon, earth and stars. The name of the observatory was TEMPLE OF THE STARS (Oke'i'git'hi).
28. The Lord said unto man: Build you a chamber unto God within the temple of the stars.
29. And man so built it. And the Lord chose seers, one for every STAR CHAMBER; and the seer sat therein, with a table before him, on which table sand was sprinkled. And the Lord wrote in the sand, with his finger, the laws of heaven and earth.
Plate 69. STAR WORSHIPERS.
30. Thus gave God to man the names of the stars, and their seasons; and the seasons of the sun and moon and earth.
31. And the seer gave it to the king; and the king proclaimed the words thereof. And God gave man sacred days, for feasts and rites and ceremonies; according to the times of the moon and stars gave he them.
32. And the king, by command of God, caused the people to watch the stars and moon and sun, so they would know the sacred days.
33. The Lord said: I have days for planting, and days for reaping, and days for sailing of ships, and days for males and females. By the stars in the firmament, and by the moon's changes, should man learn to know my times and seasons.
34. So man took to learning from the stars and moon and sun, to ascertain the will of God.
35. And nowhere in all the world prospered man in the Osirian philosophy as in Parsi'e, and in Jaffeth (China), and chief of all were the shepherd kings.