Being contemporaneous with the Book of Aph, Son of Jehovih. As the latter is of heaven, so is the Lords' Book of the earth.
CHAPTER 1 Lords' First
The History of the Flood
11/1.1. Hear me, O man, I am the Lord, the God of earth, Son of Jehovih! I am one of your elder brothers. I, your Lord, with my brother Lords and Gods, in the name of Jehovih, speak, saying:
11/1.2. Peace and patience to all men, so that you may comprehend my words, and bear witness that heaven and earth in every part is Jehovih's, and that all men and women are His sons and daughters, worlds without end.
11/1.3. As over mortal kingdoms, there are kings; as over empires, emperors; as over armies, generals; so has Jehovih in His heavens crowned certain chieftains for times and places, and given them certain names, by which they have been proclaimed to men and angels, so that the discipline of heavens could manifest the glory and dominion of Jehovih.
11/1.4. In all time, honored in high heaven, and known to the people on the earth as Jehovih's Lord, Commander of heavenly light on earth, and Pacificator between All Light and All Darkness, and titled Lord of earth and Lord God, so have I and my predecessors, and my successors, been handed down for thousands of years among mortals.
11/1.5. So when it was said: The King said thus; and in after generations, if it is said: The King says thus; all men know it was not the same man, but was nevertheless The King, so I, the Lord, also proclaim the same thing of both my predecessors and successors; for all of them were, and have been The Lord.
11/1.6. For which reason, I, the Lord, by virtue of my own authority, and in Jehovih's name, proclaim the light and the darkness of the past. And as I have been exalted by the Father, so, too, are you all in waiting for your turn in the heavens above to become Lords and Gods and Goddesses.
11/1.7. To draw your souls up in heavenly aspirations, to become one with the Father in righteousness and good works, Jehovih sends His sons and daughters down to the earth, revealing the glory of His kingdoms in the etherean worlds.
11/1.8. But because of the darkness of man's soul, he sets himself up to mock the words of his Lord, saying: How can I become a Lord, or a God? Behold, his word has not been heard; none have written his speech.
11/1.9. Was it not so in all times on the earth? And because of this darkness among men, they have laid bare the iniquity of their own hearts. For out of the mouths of my chosen, who utter my words, come words of truth, love, wisdom, kindness, and the exaltation of virtue. But from those who deny me come corruption, war, avarice, |334| and the love of earthly things for self's sake.
11/1.10. Behold, they have quibbled about words and the meaning of words. One says: How much of this came from the Lord, and how much from the prophet? Making mathematicians of themselves on a matter separate from the subject of the righteousness of their own souls, which lies at the bottom |335| of God's desires.
11/1.11. Are not all words, at best, merely pictures and paintings for the spirit who finds them? And whether the Captain (Lord) or his private (angel) carry the light to the prophet, what does it matter to the man or woman who seeks to serve Jehovih by doing good works?
11/1.12. Some have said: Behold, I have given all I had to the poor, and I rise early and visit the sick; and in the night I sit up with them; and I gather up orphans and helpless ones, and make them so joyous of heart they thank Jehovih they are created into life. || Now, truly, all men know that such behavior comes from those who recognize my word, whether it comes from the mouth of a babe or the pen of a fool.
11/1.13. Who, then, shall not find delight in the word of the Lord? Do they not know that I am the same today, yesterday and forever? And in judgment, why will they not perceive that my word comes now as well as in the ancient times?
11/1.14. Behold, I am not for one man only, nor for one woman, nor for one book; but wherever the light of wisdom and the desire for virtue and holy deeds shine, there my speech will manifest. Is Jehovih not wide as the universe, and immutable? |336| And to be in harmony with Him, is this not the sum of all wisdom?
11/1.15. Therefore, if your Lord, or your God, has attained to be one with the Father, and he comes in dominion on the earth, with his millions of angels, who also know the higher light, and you are inspired by them to do Jehovih's will, what discussion shall man have against heaven or its representatives?
11/1.16. I declare freedom to all men in Jehovih's name, but with freedom I also give the experience of the Lords of earth. Permit, therefore, my prophets on all hands to embellish the pictures of the past in their own way; and to the extent that the pictures fortify faith in Jehovih and His Works, Power and Glory, be circumspect to desire nourishment from them. And rather than destroy that which is given in the name of Jehovih, go, and fall to work in like manner to build up His light in your own way. |337|
11/1.17. In this is wisdom; for those who strive for the light of my dominion shall receive my angels in my name; and by the words they find to express my commandments, they shall be known to be of me.
11/1.18. All words came from the Lord your God; by him, man was made upright on the earth. As the first race (Asu) went down into the earth, the second man rose up by my angels, becoming like Lords and Gods, and capable of knowing good and evil.
11/1.19. But as the light of a full grown man differs from that of a child's, so, in different degree, was the light of men; and those with the higher light were called Faithists, because they perceived that Wisdom shaped all things and ruled to the ultimate glory of the All One; but those of the lesser light were called Cain, the druk, because their trust was more in corporeal than in spiritual things.
11/1.20. And the Faithists were also called the chosen people, because they chose God, who is Lord over corpor; but the Cainites, the druks, were classed as enemies of the Lord, because they sacrificed by means of war and death, that which Jehovih made alive. And these two peoples have lived on the earth from the first, and even to this day.
11/1.21. And I, the Lord, Son of Jehovih, gave a certain commandment to man, saying: You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, your wisdom and strength. But man had little strength in this matter; neither did I ask for more than he could give. And another commandment was: You shall not kill; which had man obeyed, there would have been no war in the world.
11/1.22. In like manner I gave the light of heaven to all men, but my enemies perverted my words in order to justify themselves in sin. Yet the Father so dwells in man, that man can judge of truth and holiness. So if one man says: The Lord said, You shall not kill; and yet another man says: The Lord says, You shall kill; then let no man mistake which is of the Lord in fact. For the Lord does not make alive any man whom he desires to be killed.
11/1.23. And so, my word was perverted by man; and the little light which was not lost, man tried to obscure. Nevertheless, man multiplied and inhabited the earth over, building cities and nations, and prospering in certain seasons in all things earthly. But because my priority in coming to the earth was to develop the soul of man, and for his own ultimate happiness in the etherean worlds, I did not labor with those who did not heed me, but suffered them to go on in their own conceit. And they became divided against one another, and war, pestilence and diverse diseases came upon mortals, resulting in their further downfall.
11/1.24. And the spirits of those who denied me on earth, still denied me in heaven; and in their stubbornness and conceit, continued to dwell with man on the earth. So that in the course of time, the world was overrun by spirits of darkness who did not know heaven. And it came to pass that my enemies slew my chosen on all hands.
11/1.25. In four great divisions of the earth, Vohu, Jud, Thouri, and Dis (Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe) they did not leave one alive of the I'hin race. In Whaga (Pan) I had a remnant; and they were scattered far and near, in separate places hiding away from their evil pursuers.
11/1.26. I had said to them: Every living thing that grows up out of the ground shall be food for you; but everything within which is the breath of life, which is of blood and spirit, you shall not eat. Whoever sheds blood, in which is life, by that action invites his own blood and spirit to the spoil. In likeness of God, man was made heir |338| of the earth and all things on it.
11/1.27. Be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in remembrance of the Lord God of heaven and earth.
11/1.28. And I gave the circumcision as a measure of the boundary of my chosen.
11/1.29. But there were giants (druks) in those days and in time after that; and my chosen came to them, and they bore children to them also. And their flesh became corrupt, so that vermin inhabited them from their birth to their death. And they became rotten in the head with catarrh; and in the throat with ulcers and running sores; and in the lungs and joints with the poison of death. And the offspring that was born to them came forth afflicted with the sins of their fathers and mothers, to linger in misery or to die in infancy.
11/1.30. And they thus peopled heaven with untimely births and with spirits of darkness, who, in return, came back and re‑afflicted mortals.
11/1.31. And I said: I will destroy man from the face of the earth, for the flesh of man is corrupt; by the eating of flesh and unwise cohabitation he has corrupted his race upon the earth.
11/1.32. And I, the Lord, called to my chosen, who were persecuted and hidden away in the valleys and mountains, even on the tops of the mountains, in the land of Whaga.
11/1.33. And I said to them: Because you have kept my commandments, come forth and hear the word of the Lord your God. || And they came out from their hiding places, thousands and thousands of them. And I sent my angels to them, saying to my angels:
11/1.34. Say to my chosen: This is the word of the Lord your God: You have found favor in my sight, for of all that are on the earth, you alone have kept my commandments; and you have seen righteousness in the seed of your generations.
11/1.35. Go, therefore, and build enough ships for my chosen, and get within, where none can pursue or destroy.
11/1.36. For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, even above the highest mountains; for I will destroy its corruption, and purge it of all uncleanness.
11/1.37. Take, therefore, food that is good to eat, and gather it into the ships; for the flood shall remain one hundred and fifty days, and you shall come forth and not find anything to eat.
11/1.38. And the angels of the Lord went to the Faithists in God and inspired them to build ships, both in the valleys and on the mountains; for two whole years they built them, and then they were completed.
11/1.39. And the angels of heaven numbered the ships, and there were one hundred and thirty‑eight. And the ships stood on the mountains and in valleys; but of all the ships that had been built, not one stood near the waters.
11/1.40. And the earth stood in the arc of Noe in the firmament of heaven, in the place and grade of six hundred in the a'ji'an roads, twenty‑four thousand years before kosmon.
11/1.41. And the Lord commanded the chosen to go into the ships; which they did; and in that same day the gates of heaven and earth were opened.
11/1.42. And the earth (that was Whaga) rocked to and fro, like a ship at sea; and the rains fell in torrents; and loud thunderings came up from beneath the floor of the world. And the sea came up on the land; first upon the valleys and then upon the mountains; so that the ships floated on the waters.
11/1.43. But the land was swallowed up, valleys and mountains; and all the living (on Whaga) perished, except the I'hins, who floated off in the ships.
11/1.44. And the Lord said: I numbered those who were saved, and there were twelve thousand four hundred and twenty; and these were all that remained of the first race of man that walked on two feet.
11/1.45. Behold, I will carry them to all the divisions of the earth, and people it anew with the seed of my chosen. ||
11/1.46. And Jehovih blew His breath upon the ships of His sons and daughters; blew them about upon the ocean; blew them to the east and west and north and south.
11/1.47. By the will of God, the ships were congregated into four fleets; thirty‑four ships into each fleet, except two ships, which were carried together in a fleet by themselves.
11/1.48. The Lord said: I will name the fleets of my chosen, and their names shall be everlasting on the earth. And the Lord named them Guatama, Shem, Jaffeth, Ham and Yista.
11/1.49. The Lord said: From these, my seed, I will people the earth over in all its divisions. And so that later generations, for thousands of years, may know the work of my hand, behold, I give them a sign, which is my covenant to them and their heirs forever:
11/1.50. Which is my crescent, in the form of a rainbow; and whatever people bear this, my sign, shall be a remembrance to me of my covenant. Nor shall they be destroyed from the inheritance that I have given to them.
11/1.51. And the chosen looked out of their ships; the sky was clearing, and a rainbow shone in the firmament; and by its light the land was found, where the Lord brought his people.
11/1.52. And in one hundred and fifty days from the beginning of the flood, the ships were brought into their respective places; for as the Lord destined them, so did they land in the different countries of the world.
11/1.53. The fleet named Guatama was carried eastward, and the country where it landed was also called Guatama. |339| The Lord said: From this place my chosen shall spread out north and south. But they shall not inhabit the lands to the east or west as far as the sea; for they shall be testimony in time to come, of this landing place from the continent of Pan.
11/1.54. God said: Permit my people to give names to the places where I lead them; for these names shall show in the Kosmon era, the work of my hand done in this day.
11/1.55. The fleet of two ships carried to the north was named Yista, which in the Whaga tongue, was Zha'Pan, which is the same country that to this day is called Japan, signifying, relic of the continent of pan, for it lay to the north, where the land was cleaved in two.
11/1.56. And the Lord said to them: Behold, eight Hi'dan shall come and pass, and in that day, you shall be like a key to unlock the labors of heaven; for of all people you shall be reckoned the oldest in the world. And until I come and unlock the sea, you shall remain an exclusive people from all tribes and nations. |340|
11/1.57. Preserve, therefore, the names of my rites and ceremonies, and especially the names of land and water, and the firmament above, and ships that plow the water, and whatever sounds that man makes in the throat without the tongue and lips; for in the time of my glory on the earth you shall also be glorified. Preserve also peace, righteousness and industry, for you shall be a testimony in the later time, of the presence of my hand and of the Great Spirit also. Thus was Japan settled, and it continues to this day.
11/1.58. The fleet named Jaffeth was driven westward and north, and the country was called Jaffeth for thousands of years afterward, and is the same as that called Chine'ya (China) to this day.
11/1.59. The fleet named Shem landed to the south, and the country was called Shem for thousands of years afterward, and is the same as that called Vind'yu (India) to this day.
11/1.60. The fleet named Ham landed southwest, and the country was called the land of Ham for thousands of years, and is the same as that called Egypt and Africa to this day.
11/1.61. God said: Behold, my chosen shall manifest many signs and words common to one another in these different divisions of the earth.
11/1.62. They shall remember the flood.
11/1.63. They shall repudiate idols, but worship the Great Spirit, Jehovih.
11/1.64. They shall have the crescent.
11/1.65. They shall have the triangle.
11/1.66. They shall preserve the four days of the change of the moon as sacred days, and they shall be called mass (moon's) days [Sabbaths --Ed.].
11/1.67. They shall be circumcised.
11/1.68. They shall remember the seven tetracts: Dibbah, the enticing evil; Ra, the flesh evil; Zimmah, the joking evil; Belyyaal, worthlessness; Aven, vanity; Anash, delight in destruction; and Sa'tan, desire for leadership, which is the captain of death.
11/1.69. They shall have three great lights: Or, the All Highest; God, son of Or; and Lord (Adonya), executor |341| of heaven and earth.
11/1.70. They shall have three lesser lights: God's angels and Lords; the prophets; and the rab'bahs. |342|
11/1.71. They shall have three representative symbols of light: The sun, the moon and the burning flame.
11/1.72. The Lord said: And my chosen shall use these lights and symbols, signs and seasons, in all the divisions of the earth where I have settled them.
11/1.73. And in the Kosmon era I will come and show them the framework of my building, which I raise up to the Almighty.
11/1.74. God said: Now the world was of one language and one speech; in all the places of my people, they spoke alike, person to person. ||
11/1.75. Nevertheless, in all parts of the earth there lived ground people, who were black and brown, |343| and burrowed in the ground; and they had long arms and curved backs, and were naked and not ashamed, for which reason they were called Druks.
11/1.76. The Lord spoke to the chosen (the I'hins), saying: Behold the earth! I give it to you, to be yours forever.
11/1.77. Do not mingle with the druks, for they are without understanding and are not heirs to everlasting life.
11/1.78. Now many inquired of the Lord, saying: If these, having no understanding, are not heirs to everlasting life, how shall it be with our children who die in infancy?
11/1.79. The Lord said: This is a matter of the seed, and not of learning. Whoever is born from my chosen shall inherit my everlasting kingdom.
334 greed, covetousness, insatiable preying
335 foundation, deepest part, core, base
336 permanent, persistent, stable, durable, certain
337 That is, to the extent that they fortify faith in Jehovih, it is well to gain nourishment from the descriptions of the past; but take care to be judicious toward them. And if one discovers what seem to be errors, then instead of attacking or destroying, it is wiser to focus on that which one perceives to be the true nature of the past, and so build up Jehovih's light in one's own way, communicating (sharing) that light, as deemed wise.
338 inheritor; recipient of a heritage; beneficiary; given stewardship
339 The meaning of this word [Guatama] is: Four Tribes United in One. The word Guatamala or Guatemala, would therefore mean: The Earth Place of Four Tribes of Men United in One. See maps of Central America. --Ed.
340 It is true that the Japanese did remain an exclusive people until the dawn of kosmon, and that their belief is firm to this day that they are the oldest nation in all the world. The English word arc is Hak in both Japanese and Chinese, especially in the rural parts. Noe is Japanese for Lord, and No'eji is Chinese for spirit. Arc is Hebrew, and signifies a box, but more particularly a preserving box. Among the Phoenicians anything that was sacred was engraved with an arch on the front; for it was supposed to flatter the spirits who attended them, as much as to say, you are arc-angels. Is it not wonderful that the Japanese ports were opened by Americans and in the beginning of kosmon, and without war? Following in fact the manifestations of the spirits in America, as was prophesied in 1850. And the mark of the Faithist was still with them. --Ed.
341 person appointed to execute (carry out) the will of Or (Jehovih)
342 Singular is Rab'bah: father, priest, one who is ordained as head of a family, tribe or nation. [The modern Chinese omit the first syllable, saying "bah," signifying "father." --Ed.]
343 see footnotes 06/1.16<fn-WAR>, and 06/2.4<fn-stout>
CHAPTER 2 Lords' First
11/2.1. The Lord said: A wise physician amputates a diseased limb and so preserves the trunk to become healed.
11/2.2. Did I not see the rankness of the tribes of darkness, the druks; and that the proceedings of man would render the earth void?
11/2.3. What worth has all the world, if it does not bring forth heirs to everlasting life?
11/2.4. Behold, I saw that my chosen had become exterminated on all the divisions of the earth except Pan. And I saw that those who had been their destroyers had, in turn, nearly exterminated one another.
11/2.5. And I saw that by bringing the remnants of my people here, they could re‑establish themselves, and become the seed of a mighty people.
11/2.6. But, as for the land of Whaga (Pan), it was already in the throes of death. The druks had become a festering sore; and the spirits of the dead, tens of billions of them, would not quit their hold on mortals while life was on the earth.
11/2.7. And I sent my angels around the whole earth, and gathered in the spirits of darkness; gathered them to the land of Whaga.
11/2.8. And when my work was ready, I raised up my hand, as a surgeon that would lop off a diseased limb, and I cleft asunder the continent of Pan and sunk it beneath the waters.
11/2.9. And my angels conducted my chosen out of that land, and not one of them perished.
11/2.10. I said to the guardian angels whom I had given to man: In the lands where I will take my people, let them build mounds and walled cities, with ladders to enter, like the ancients. In all the divisions of the earth, they shall build alike.
11/2.11. For in the time of Kosmon, their relics shall be testimony that the I'hin foreran the I'huan, the copper‑colored race, all over the world.
11/2.12. So also, I, the Lord, will provide in the Kosmon era to discover the sunken land of Whaga, so that mortals may comprehend the magnitude of the work of the Lord. ||
11/2.13. In those days the I'hins did not dwell alone, but in cities and villages; and they were clothed. They tilled the ground and brought forth grains and seeds good to eat; and flax and hemp, from which to make cloth for covering the body. And their food was of every herb, root, grain, seed, and fruit, that comes from the earth, and is good to eat; but they ate neither flesh nor fish, nor of anything that breathed the breath of life.
11/2.14. They toiled by day, bringing the fruit of their labor within their cities; and they slept at night within their cities, and on mounds, so they would not be molested by beasts of prey or by serpents.
11/2.15. And every city had one rab'bah (head father), who knew the way of the Lord; by the rab'bah, the altars of the Lord were built, and the times of the sacred days foretold.
11/2.16. And the rab'bah made written records on stone; which they taught to their successors, and to whoever desired to learn of the Lord.
11/2.17. And the Lord remained with them; and they kept the commandments and multiplied exceedingly, in all the divisions of the world.
11/2.18. Nor was there in those days, any war in any land under the sun.
11/2.19. In three thousand years time, behold, there were thousands of cities and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants who had spread abroad over the lands of the earth.
11/2.20. And they had built ships and sailed abroad on the seas, and inhabited its islands, north and south and east and west.
CHAPTER 3 Lords' First
The Scriptures of that day
11/3.1. God said: So that my people may remain upright, behold, I give to them and their successors forever, certain sacred words which shall be to them the bond of my covenant.
11/3.2. The Lord said: Seven degrees of sacred rites I bestow upon my people. And no man shall take the second till he has learned all the words of the first; nor shall he take the third till he has learned all the words of the second; and so on. Man shall learn all my sacred words; from mouth to ear they shall be learned, by every man and every woman of my people. |344|
11/3.3. Listen, then, to the words of the servants of the Lord:
11/3.4. I will serve the prophets of the Lord my God.
11/3.5. Heal my flesh, O God (Iod), and cure poison.
11/3.6. The Lord is my spirit (s'pe) unseen in the heavens.
11/3.7. He is all power, wisdom, love, and anger.
11/3.8. He can heal, and he can tear the flesh, and strike dead.
11/3.9. His prophets have his good grace; they can hear his voice and interpret him.
11/3.10. The Lord is my guardian; ten times a day I will remember him.
11/3.11. God who is Lord can stop blood; choke it up, O Lord.
11/3.12. He gave blood‑stopping as a power of the prophet's hands.
11/3.13. Confound my enemies, O God.
11/3.14. The ashars (angels of the Lord) shield me.
11/3.15. I will honor the I'hins, the sacred people of God. They are my brethren.
11/3.16. This was the first lesson. Also the Lord said to his prophets: Go to the druks and sit them on the ground in a circle, and you stand in the center, saying: Behold, O druk, the Great Spirit has spoken; I have heard His voice. His words are holy words; whoever learns His words shall have power over sickness and poison, and the flowing of blood. And, if a woman, she shall become fruitful and have great rejoicing. Hold up your hands and repeat the words of the Lord.
11/3.17. And it was so, the prophets taught the words of the Lord. First, the first degree (as shown above); and when that was mastered, then the second:
11/3.18. Blessed is the name of the Lord. He can make me alive after I am dead, and this is all he requires of me, to say: Blessed is the name of the Lord. In the morning I will say it; at noon I will say it; at night I will say it: Blessed is the name of the Lord.
11/3.19. I will wear clothes to hide my nakedness, because God requires it of me.
11/3.20. I will not steal, nor speak untruth.
11/3.21. If my brother takes what is mine, I will not be angry, nor judge him; but I will lay the matter before the prophets of God.
11/3.22. I will do no violence, for it is God's commandment.
11/3.23. This, then, that follows, was the third:
11/3.24. I will have only one wife; I will not go after other women while she lives. (I will have only one husband; I will receive no other man while my husband lives.)
11/3.25. I will permit no man or woman of poison (leprosy) to come near the oe'ugah [camp --Ed.]. In the Lord's name, I will drive them away.
11/3.26. I renounce |345| them; nor will I mingle with them, for it is God's commandment.
11/3.27. The fourth commandment was:
11/3.28. I forswear |346| the hunt; but whatever comes, and is fit food for man to eat, I will kill it. |347| I will take up fish in the name of the Lord, for they suffer no pain.
11/3.29. I will till the soil, gather roots to eat, and weave fibers of barks for clothing, and live like the I'hins, the chosen people of God.
11/3.30. I renounce murderers; nor will I marry with them, nor live as they live; they are the enemies of the Lord God.
11/3.31. I will curse no man, woman or child, for it is the Lord's commandment.
11/3.32. I renounce anger and all weapons of death; they are enemies of the Lord.
11/3.33. If a man injures me, I will lay the matter before the Lord's prophet, for his judgment is holy, says the Lord.
11/3.34. If a woman entices me, I will go secrete myself and repeat the sacred words.
11/3.35. I will respect the times of woman, for she is the gift of the Lord to be man's helpmate.
11/3.36. When my wife has a newborn child, I will do her labor for forty days, for it is God's commandment.
11/3.37. The fifth commandment, which is:
11/3.38. The four days of the moon are the Lord's; on those days I will not labor.
11/3.39. I will keep sacred the four days of every moon, and I will repeat the sacred words of the Lord three times.
11/3.40. And when the prophets say: Behold, the Lord says this is a sacred day; then I will keep that day holy, for the prophets hear the voice of God.
11/3.41. When the I'hins worship before the altar of the Lord, I will keep on the outer circle, for the I'hins are the chosen servants of God.
11/3.42. When the I'hins march forth, following the prophets, I will come after, for I will honor the Lord's chosen.
11/3.43. When the prophets say: Pitch the tents here, I will comply, for the prophets cannot err.
11/3.44. The sixth commandment, which is:
11/3.45. I will provide for the sick, and for the woman with a newborn child.
11/3.46. I will give, first to the I'hins, second to the druks, and lastly keep for my own self.
11/3.47. To warriors, I will give in time of sickness, but when they are healed, I will say: Go your way.
11/3.48. And if a man or woman is sick from poison, I will go to them. But before I go in I will say: O Lord, my God, in your name I go on a dangerous business; come through your ashars and protect me for your sake.
11/3.49. For the Lord can shield me around, and I shall not receive the poison.
11/3.50. The seventh commandment, which is:
11/3.51. I will keep these holy words secret in the name of the Lord my God.
11/3.52. When the Lord commands, saying: Go here, or go there, or build a city here, or a house or an altar; then I will do the Lord's bidding. ||
11/3.53. Thus the Lord established laws among men; and because of the sacredness of the Lord's words, man treasured them and kept holy the commandments of God. ||
11/3.54. Now I, the Lord, reveal in this, the Kosmon era:
11/3.55. My angels were with the chosen in the days of these sacred scriptures.
11/3.56. And when the words were repeated for the stopping of blood, behold, my angels compressed the veins. The words themselves did not stop the blood, but it was by the words that mortals came into concert with my hosts.
11/3.57. And when a man went into the presence of dangerous diseases, repeating the sacred words, behold, my angels enveloped that man with my unseen blankets, and the man was protected from the disease.
11/3.58. Without such words, there could be no concert of action between mortals and angels.
11/3.59. Do not think that your Lord taught a foolish thing; nor that the mumbling of words by my prophets was without wisdom and forethought by the Lord your God. ||
11/3.60. Now in those days the Lord caused the rab'bah to make a wheel, and hang it beside the altar. And its meaning was: As this wheel is without beginning or end, so is the Creator. Whoever turns the wheel once around has said: In you, my God, I trust.
11/3.61. And the Lord made an image to stand at the extreme of the altar, |348| where only holy men and women could pass, and the Lord called the emblem Fete, |349| signifying, beyond me there is no appeal.
11/3.62. And the form of fete was a circle having an all-light center, with four dark corners cut off. And the Lord explained the meaning, which was:
11/3.63. There is a central light within man seeing clearly, but the four dark corners of the world (ignorance, lust, selfishness, and anger) beset |350| him on all sides.
344 These seven degrees are also called lessons or commandments in the verses that follow.
345 reject, foreswear, refuse association with
346 quit, give up, renounce
347 It will be observed here that the druks had a different law given to them; for the I'hins killed nothing, and neither ate fish nor flesh. --Ed.
348 Apparently this means the Fete was situated a short distance in front of the altar, so that only the holiest of men and women could draw near the altar.
349 See image i033r07a. More is given later in Oahspe regarding Fete.
350 harass, beleaguer, plague, bedevil, besiege, attack, surround, hem in, assail
351 see image i033r03f Gau
11/3.64. And the Lord made an instrument and called it gau, which was a triangle with a plumb line from the upper corner; and across the plumb line was a hollow reed for seeing through; and at the bottom end of the plumb line a weight was attached, which pointed to marks on the lower border of the triangle. |351| And the Lord explained to the prophets how to use the gau for proving all things, such as calculating the height of mountains, and the velocity of running waters, and how to lay the foundations of the temples, so that they would be square with the world. And the prophets taught the I'hins, but with them the mysteries were kept secret from all other people. So that, in after time, came the saying: Even the wicked were compelled to employ the I'hins, and were thus beholden to the Lord.
11/3.65. In all, there were two hundred and eighty signs, emblems, symbols, and implements given by the Lord to his people; and when they were all completed the Lord taught the prophets the meaning; and these became the sacred language of mortals in all the divisions of the earth.
END OF THE LORDS' FIRST BOOK