1. Swift messengers coursing the heavens, from far-off etherean worlds, bound for destinations remote, passed over the regions of Hored; and the high-raised travelers felt the discordant plots of satan's Lord God and his hosts, thus bent to overthrow the Great Spirit's happy world. And so they sent word of it to Cpenta-armij, through whose fields the great serpent moved along. And her Most High Council, one with the Creator, cast about to know the cause and treatment of the dastardly outrage.
2. Then spake Jehovih to His Daughter, Chieftainess, saying: The Lord God was duly honored in My name, and swore before Me to serve faithfully, forever, by his highest light. Hold you him to his purpose, and bind him in the world he hath assumed to rule for his own glory. And to his fellow-God, conspirators against Me, Who brought them into being, give you them full sway to destroy My worshippers. Let them raise the name of their God, and bait mortal kings and queens to glut themselves in the havoc of My chosen, the Faithists.
3. The earth near''' her greatest corporeal growth, and these self-assuming Gods should build monuments through their mortal emissaries, in the greatest divisions of the earth: Temples, and pyramids, and oracle-palaces, which should stand thousands of years as testimonies of the audacity of Gods and Saviors. To honor whom, the Lord God hath sworn to make angels and men suppliant slaves in heaven and earth.
4. For I will use the corporeal temples and pyramids they should build on the earth at the expense of My chosen, as testimony, in coming ages, of the oppression in the hadan-heavenly kingdoms of these self-Gods. Till which time I cannot teach mortals of the vanity of the lower heavens, save in the deserted ruins of their moldering monuments.
5. For in kosmon, mortals should know that even as the earth hath been a place of foolish sacrifice to persons born of woman, so were My heavens debauched in that day by similar oppression and cruelty.
6. Let him who is falsely crowned Osiris, build in the Osirian field, and him who is proclaimed De'yus, build in the hadan field, for the time should come when these testimonies should be required in the sum of earth and heaven.
7. For I will show them that without an All Highest Person there is no resurrection for angels or men. Of which they that are slaughtered, ten thousand millions, and bound by the Lord God, should swear, in kosmon, the fall of all things save Me.
8. Down to the lower heavens, to God in Craoshivi, sent Cpenta-armij swift messengers, with the words of Jehovih, comforting to God and his hosts, as to the wide plans on which the Father lie the destinies of worlds. And God received them, and now comprehended why, alas, his Diva came not, nor answered his call but by resigning.
9. But God, the true ruler of heaven and earth, now saw how the prosperity of the indulged heaven had made bad men out of most holy Gods, even as prosperity on the earth close up man's eyes against his Creator, making him an egotist in self, and vociferous as to Jehovih's shortcomings, according to man's views. And God remembered how he had prayed for the continuation of the light in heaven, which Jehovih granted him; and he repented now, saying:
10. O Jehovih, why said I not: Thy will be done; let darkness come! Had I not seen on the earth how night must follow day, and winter after summer; that I must need pray for endless light in a heaven where Thy sons and daughters are as yet but babes in the time and course of worlds? Mine own judgment should have shown me that spells of darkness should follow seasons of light in Thy lower heavens. For, then, had these half-tried Lords and Gods stopped to consider ere they rushed into so mad a scheme.
11. God called together the Holy Council in Craoshivi, and told them of the words of the Creator, through His High-Raised Daughter. Then the Council spake, all who chose, and the thirty millions listened. And, meanwhile, messengers fresh from Hored, the seat of rebellion, came in, bringing full news to Craoshivi of the proceedings of the Lord God, alias, De'yus, and his self-Gods and Goddesses.
12. When the full particulars had been related, and the Council had spoken upon it, then the light of Jehovih came upon God, and God said:
13. In the name of our Father, I will speak to these Gods and Lords and acquaint them with Jehovih's words. Yea, I will entreat them to return even as they were.
14. Then God, overwhelmed by the terrible adversity of the heavens entrusted to his keeping, as in a small degree the captain of a merchant's ship, far out at sea, meeting with a mishap of broken masts, stripped to the bulk, and rudder gone, powerless to save, feel''' the burning shame of incompetence before mariners, so God, before the High- Raised Chiefs of the etherean worlds, must helplessly view his shattered kingdoms.
15. With great sorrow God sent word to De'yus and his Gods, of Jehovih's warning; and he plead for them to return, as a father plead to a wayward son. Off went the messengers swiftly; and God, even though long schooled to adverse trials and suspensions, burned with impatience for his messengers to return, hoping that his sweet pleadings might yet reverse the scenes.
16. Then came back the messengers, empty handed! Not one of the truant Gods had deigned to answer him. And God wept, scarce believing his messengers, that so great an insult could be heaped upon him, who had done nothing whereof any one could complain. Then Jehovih came and spake to God, saying: Weep not, My Son! He who followe his highest light from day to day, great is his glory; and in whatsoever he lose he should regain a thousand-fold. Behold, I will bring love to you* that you knowest not of: Remember you, as this season is upon the earth and her heavens, even so do I send a season like unto it upon all My worlds.
1. In course of time, word came to Ahura, in Vara-pishanaha, of the proceedings of the Lord God, now styled De'yus, and of the revolt of all the lowest heavens in one fell swoop. And Ahura remembered his own shortcomings, thousands of years ago, and the terrible bondage that came upon him in the end. And he knew De'yus, who had been a sub-God under him hundreds of years, under the name Anuhasaj, who had tried to break the lines in the arc of Spe-ta, in the resurrection of Ailkin.
2. So Ahura prayed to Jehovih, before the Holy Council in Vara-pishanaha, to know what he should say or do in the matter, or if nothing at all. Jehovih answered him, saying:
3. My Son, you are no longer a child. Address you the Lord God, or not address him, as seem''' fit in your** own eyes. Behold, I suffered you* to try the same road, that thou mightst understand Me and My kingdoms.
4. Thereupon Ahura determined to send word to De'yus, in his own name, and in his own way. Then, then, is what he sent, to wit:
5. To Anuhasaj, my one-time sub-God, greeting to you* in justice and wisdom. Wert thou inexperienced I would treat you* with respect. But you knowest you are false. And because you are false, you should reap in falsehood.
6. Behold, the day should come when your*** Gods will desert you*; for such is the tree thou hast planted in your*** kingdoms. This rule hold on earth and in all the heavens. Can that which is unborn, restrain its own birth? Or that which is not quickened into life, restrain the Creator's hand?
7. So also is it of him that sowe for self; he should reap a harvest of selfs. And your*** Gods will be for themselves, and your*** marshals, and all your*** hosts; every one pulling in an opposite way.
8. Not suddenly will these things come upon you*; for you should have a mighty kingdom and great honor and glory, such as no other God before you* hath had in these heavens. And your*** people should be jealous to serve you*, striving with all their might to outdo one another in worshipful obedience to you*. And your*** name, even the names De'yus and Lord God, should stand for a season the highest on the earth of all names that have ever been.
9. And yet the time should come that your*** names should be cast out of earth and heaven. Even the deeds that you should do should be the means of making thy names execrable.
10. Think not, O my Lord God, that you wilt deal righteously, and keep thyself holy. Behold, I, too, was a revolted God that sat up a kingdom for mine own glory. And, in the time of the beginning thereof, I was most resolute to practice righteousness in all things.
11. But the surroundings overcame me; for as I was allied to self, so selfish officers under me beset me on all occasions, and I was forced to find new places and new glories for them, or, by their grumbling, they would sow my fields with mutiny. I was powerless in the great kingdom I built up. You knowest the result.
12. Thinkest you the larger your*** kingdom, the greater will be thy power to avert your*** fall? My experience was the opposite of this.
13. I admonish you* in wisdom and justice; I know you are doing these things not for the raising up of the fruit of the earth, but for your** own aggrandizement and glory. And I say unto you*, the time will surely come when your*** Gods will do the same things against you*. And in that time the wise and learned and truthful will fly from you*, but the drujas and slaves will not leave you*; but you should be environed with them, and cast into hell.
14. You should heap misery upon millions of your*** subjects, but you should not escape the hand of justice: You should reimburse them every one. You hast cast your*** net in shoal water; your** own feet should be tangled in the meshes thereof.
15. Behold, I, too, once craved a great heavenly kingdom; now I weep day and night because I have it. And you, too, should experience the time of scalding tears, to be rid of that which you cravest even now.
16. Yet, how else should the dumb be raised in heaven? Who else should minister to the wandering spirits that overspread the earth? And the evil drujas? And the lusters, and foul-smelling? Should I say to you*: Go on, you self-presuming Lord God, the Great Spirit hath a rod in pickle for you*!
17. Yea, He answer''' the ambition of men and Gods sooner or later; in a way they think not of, He bring''' them up with a round turn.
18. You are like a man desirous of great bulk, that shut up the pores of the skin of his flesh; you seekest to shut up the course of the heavens that rise out of the earth, upward forever. And as the one choke up with a foul smell, and die, so should it be with thy kingdom. Behold, the way of everlasting light is outward; onward, away from the corporeal world; but the way of darkness is toward the earth.
19. Sayest you the spirits of the dead should not rise away from the earth? And, in their ignorance of the higher heavens, become guides to mortals!
20. Behold, you hast traveled far; and you struttest about, saying: It is enough; I, the Lord God, have traveled in the far-off heavens; stay you**** at home, and work for me forever, that I may be glorified!
21. Wilt you say: I, the Lord God, I, De'yus, am the only Son of the Void! Behold, by kingdom lie in a little corner! Come and worship me, the Lord God, and you**** should see me on my throne!
22. Or wilt you say: The impersonal space, senselessness, by accident fructified itself in corporeal substance, and became me, the Lord God, in size of a full-grown man, and then I created all the creations! Wherefore let men and angels fall down and worship the man, De'yus, who dwell''' in Hored, a ripple in the lowest heavens!
23. I profess not love to you*, Anuhasaj, but justice toward them beneath you*. For thou should hoodwink mortals, and even angels of little experience, to believe you wert the very Creator; but your*** Gods know you* as to who you art, and the Gods above you* know also. All your*** days at most have been but two thousand and seven hundred years! And the time should come upon you* that you should be forced by your** own fault to assert you wert the very Creator, whose worlds have run thousands of millions of years! Who can carry so great a falsehood as this! And not carrying it, it should fall down on you* and on your*** people, and take root and spread abroad till your*** place and your*** Gods' places are the foundation of nothing but lies.
24. For the rule hold in all places, high and low, that according to the seed sown so should be the harvest, whether good or bad. Nor can any man or God alter this rule, or bend it to the right or left.
25. If it be Jehovih's decree that some one should make the name of God, and Lord God, and De'yus, execrable on earth and in heaven, it may be well that you hast put thyself into the yoke to that end. Yet I would not have you* so, could I prevent it.
26. You wert one time my sub-God, and I remember you* well; you wert young and full of promise. My judgment spake to me of you*, saying: A sub-God, to be proud of for thousands of years! But my judgment was not Jehovih's. My love for you* was early nipped in the bud. For you wert forever talking of thyself. You madest your*** neighbor Gods sick by forever relating your*** experiences and your*** prophecies as to what you wouldst do.
27. And when Jehovih encompassed me about in mine own evil, you didst tantalize me because I had not followed your*** advice. Now I repeat unto you*, I could not follow any one's advice. And you, too, should be environed about, and be unable to follow any one's advice. For such is the bondage of the Godhead, save we cut ourselves loose, making Jehovih the Head and Front, and ourselves His servants. For the God should not only be the greatest in his kingdom, but the most menial servant of his people; forever throwing off responsibility, and forever urging his subjects not to idolize him, but Jehovih! Forever showing them that their God is nothing more than themselves; that they must stand alone, and become, not slaves to their God, but independent beings full of manliness, having faith in the Great Spirit only.
28. By which the God bind not himself nor his people; giving full sway to the love of liberty in every soul, but in tenderness and love that harmonize with Jehovih's proceedings.
29. Now when you camest back to me, after I was delivered out of hell, and my kingdoms raised to Vara-pishanaha, you didst profess to understand these things, and of a truth, to love this philosophy. And you didst pray fervently to Jehovih, repenting of thy former ways, taking part in the rites and ceremonies.
30. Then I opened my heart to you*. My much love for you*, as when I first knew you*, returned upon me a thousand fold. In joy and in tears I fell upon you*, and I praised Jehovih that He had sent me so sweet a love.
31. In each other's arms we repented, and we swore our mutual love forever. Then we both saw the way of Jehovih clear, and He made us strong and wise, full of rejoicing.
32. And we fell to, hand in hand, laboring with drujas, dark and most foul, teaching them day and night, forever repeating to their stupid minds. And when we were both well nigh exhausted thousands of times, and we slacked up, and withdrew for a short spell, we rested in each other's arms!
33. Then we reasoned and philosophized on the plans and glories of Jehovih's works; hopefully watching signs of progress in our wards. O the glory of those days! O the richness of your*** wisdom and love to me in those days of darkness! For a hundred years we toiled thus, and I was blessed, and my people were blessed by thee, you star of our love.
34. When we raised them up, my wards, four thousand millions, were lifted a small way up out of darkness, and our far-off Goddess, Atcheni, needed one who was great, like unto you*, to travel in other regions. And I parted with you*. My soul was as if divided in twain.
35. For hundreds of years you traveledst and became rich in knowledge; but not to return to me, to my bursting heart! What more can I say? You are in my place, and I am in mine; but Jehovih is with Wisdom, Love, Truth and Fidelity, for these are his abiding places.
1. De'yus replied not to Ahura, God of Vara-pishanaha, but sent the messengers away without a word. And satan came again to De'yus, saying: Send word to your*** Gods to be firm, for this day hath Ahura and the God of Craoshivi beset them to return to Jehovih's worship.
2. De'yus feared nevertheless, so he inquired of satan what was the best great thing he could do. Satan said: O Lord, my God, this is the best thing you can do: For all the Divan laws destroyed, make you De'yus laws instead. Why should you follow in the footsteps of the ancients?
3. The Lord God said: Yea, yea! I will not be bound by the laws of the ancients, but I will have laws of mine own, and they should be called the LAWS OF THE LORD GOD.
4. Satan (self) said: These, then should be your*** words, O Lord God, which should be the laws of De'yus, to wit:
5. I, the Lord God, have made self-preservation the first law.
6. You should love the Lord your*** God with all your*** soul, your*** heart and mind.
7. Him only should you worship now, henceforth and forever.
8. You should not worship Jehovih; He is void; He is nothing.
9. Nor should you worship any idol of anything, on the earth or in the heavens of the earth.
10. Whoever worship anything save me, the Lord God, should be put to death.
11. Behold, I am a God of justice and truth; I am a God of anger; vengeance is mine.
12. I have a gate at the hill of Hored; my guardians are cherubims and seraphims, with flaming swords.
13. Whoever raiseth his arm against me should be destroyed; to do my will is the sixth law.
14. Whosoever put the mark of the circumcision on a male child should be put to death.
15. Neither should any man do evil for evil's sake; nor by violence oppress any man, woman or child.
16. Whoever exalt''' me on earth, him will I exalt in heaven.
17. Whoever overthrowe other Gods, save the Lord God, who is the De'yus of heaven and earth, him will I exalt in heaven.
18. Now it came to pass that these decrees of the false God were established on the earth. And the names Dyaus became paramount to all other Gods in Vind'yu and eastern Parsi'e; and the name Te-in, in Jaffeth (China), and the name Lord God, in Arabin'ya (Egypt). And these peoples had now a new sacred book given to them. And yet all of these names represented only angel only, Anuhasaj, a one-time mortal.
19. Prior to this the Faithists on earth were taught non-resistance; to ignore leadership; to return good for evil, and to dwell together as brethren.
20. But now, because of the decrees of Anuhasaj, alias De'yus, Faithists were led astray, becoming warriors, and aspiring to become kings and rulers.
21. Nevertheless, many of them still called themselves by names signifying Faithists, but changing their belief from the Great Spirit to a God in shape and figure of a man, with attributes like a mortal.
22. And mortals in these countries made images of cherubims and seraphims, having flaming swords; and images of Anubis holding a pair of scales; the same as is made to this day, and called JUSTICE.
23. In addition to these earthly decrees, Anuhasaj, alias the Lord God, made heavenly decrees between his own kingdom and the kingdoms of his Gods. The chief decrees were: That, for the first one hundred years, all angels borne up out of the earth should fall into their respective divisions, and should belong as subjects to my Gods, to be appropriated by them in their own way.
24. That after the hundredth year, my Gods should deliver to me one-tenth of their subjects of the highest grades.
25. De'yus made two hundred laws in reference to the kingdoms of his Gods, as to their boundaries and ornamentation, providing great pageantry and countless numbers of heralds, staff-bearers, musicians, and players of oratory (theatricals), besides innumerable servants and decorators, so that the pageantry might be in great splendor.
26. When he had completed these forms and system of government, he sent an invitation to his Gods to again feast with him, that they might ratify his laws and receive them.
27. And it thus came to pass that the laws of De'yus were ratified and accepted by the Gods; and they went away rejoicing, returning to their respective kingdoms, where they fell to work at once to provide themselves in their glory.