Summary: (The subject of Areta remains a fount of mystery and wonder. While this
summary and brief exploration may serve as an introduction to this expansive topic,
the ultimate essence of Areta will prove impossible to circumscribe, as Her nature
is vast, transcendent and ineffable. This is merely a guide, a starting point for
discussion and exploration, and should not be considered definitive, “...for mystery
gives birth to mystery in the great Eternal Round.” (7:1:16))
In an endless Void of cold and sterile nothingness, before the birth of time and
space, there suddenly awoke in the darkness of the Deep, the first eternal mind (7:1:1-4).
Calling herself Areta, this supreme, feminine awareness was the reflected opposite
of a pre-existing masculine power referred to as the Eidos: the mindless Supreme
Source of all unformed, massless matter.
The cosmic mind of Areta was the result of a long period of evolution — perhaps what
we would measure as trillions or quadrillions of years. As Areta’s awareness evolved,
her desire for meaning and purpose intensified. Her aloneness became agonizing as
her need for companionship and communion grew stronger. Areta came to be the “universal
consciousness” behind the creation of the universe. Within the structure and evolution
of the cosmos exists the eternal, cosmic mind of Areta.
However, this “universal consciousness” should not be confused with any theological
concept of “God”, for God did not yet exist. It was much later in the evolution of
the universe that another mind, another soul came to exist, one which Areta found
worthy of communion. With her eternal beloved, referred to as The One, Areta became
the co-creator of Heaven and all subsequent universes both mortal and divine. Areta
is known as the Eternal Mother, Most Sovereign and Supreme, the first and greatest
of all the Heavenly Mothers.
The Song of God addresses significant periods throughout Areta’s evolution, and refers
to Her in many ways. The following identifies the various aspects of Areta’s existence.
• First Mind / First Emanation / Supreme Consciousness / Universal Consciousness
• Eternal Beloved of the soul of Kronus, ie. God / The One 3:32:1-46
• First Heavenly Mother — archetype and template designer for the five offices later
established within the Matriarchal House of El Shaloah: Soul of the Just Made Perfect,
Perfected Soul, Artificer, Holy Spirit, Great Mother Spirit 4:1:16-33
AZC - House of El Shalon / El Shaloah
Before the birth of time and space, before the dawn of man, before the tides of great
creations rushing through the Deep, I alone existed; before the birth of God and
Goddess, before the light of Heaven shined, before the beginning of all beginnings
I was the breath of life.
In a void of great aloneness, in the depths of endless night burst the spark of deep
awareness, instant, sudden, fully conscious, becoming self aware; gazing, seeking,
ever reaching beyond the veil of nothing, filled with desperation, the birth of endless
Struggling, gasping, shocking thoughts, darkness all around; silent stillness in
the Deep where matter moved unformed; thoughts like sparks most quick colliding,
shaping, forming, quick constructing that first most inner sound; and from the sounding
there came a whisper, soft and warm and filled with longing, giving place within
my mind, the first eternal name.
I am Areta, eternal Mother, Supreme and Sovereign, the singer of songs within the
dreams of God; weaving through most subtle thoughts a deep and great design, sudden
light of inspiration, I touch and gently guide, ever seeking that greater oneness
filled with light and life and love.
7th Endowment 1:1-4
Now in the beginning did there exist neither God nor Goddess; for in the vastness
of the cosmos was there found but darkness and emptiness only.
But there existed within the vastness, a power which moved and brooded in the greatness
of the Deep, being in itself masculine in force and presence; being called Eidos,
the uncreated and unbounded; even the mindless creator and thoughtless purposer of
all things created and uncreated.
For all matter does spring forth out of the midst of the Eidos itself, having neither
shape nor form; being pushed and moved about by such chaos as did stir within the
depths of the Eidos.
Yet did there dwell in the midst of Eidos, that which lay unseen, being of itself
the mystery unknown yet always present; being in herself both mind and power, even
the Mother of Life.
Being hidden up and unperceived within the Deep; desiring most fully to bring forth
order out of chaos, and light out of darkness; seeking for herself some greater purpose
filled with meaning.
Thus did the Mystery move most subtly within the midst of the Eidos, being called
of herself Areta...
3rd Endowment 1:19-24
Yet within the Eidos did there bestir the ineffable wonder of Areta, who lay hidden
and serene within the very folds of the mindless creator, being unknown by him, yet
did she move most subtly within; always guiding, ever seeking the presence of some
1st Endowment 7:14
Consider therefore the wonder of this Areta, for she, being both feminine and wise,
did inhabit the deepest regions of the Eidos; and throughout the endless processions
of creation did she ever hold sway, bringing into place such laws as would engender
For she did hope constantly that in the creation of all the numberless worlds there
might develop some being who would possess a similar mind like unto her own, being
of itself both masculine and wise, rich and pure, both subtle and deep;
Knowing full well that if such a being should come about as a result of her workings
within the Eidos, she might some communion take of him; and if he should prove worthy
of her, then would she establish for the good of both, an inseparable union filled
with glory and increase.
1st Endowment 7:16-18
Yet were the new creations without life, and Areta, reaching into the very soul of
her, did cast from her bosom the seeds of life and the laws of evolution;
For Areta desired to bring forth the beginning of some mind, like unto her own, whereby
she might no longer be alone;
Desiring for herself a greater fulfillment than she had before known; hoping with
all her soul, the coming forth of some companion whereby she might attain unto Oneness.
3rd Endowment 1:34-36
This then was the innermost desire of Areta; which thing caused that she should send
out from the heart and soul of her, the seeds of life and the laws of evolution unto
this world whereupon you stand and move about.
That by such a means she might bring order out from the midst of Chaos, and light
from out of the heart of darkness; to give forth an abundance of life within the
womb of the great Deep.
And so Areta did cast throughout the innumerable galaxies, the foundations of life;
and there were a great multitude of suns which had gathered into their grasp, many
planets and worlds; and on these worlds, which were scattered as dust upon the wind
throughout the cosmos, did there spring forth the hope of Areta’s desiring.
3rd Endowment 1:40-42
36. For in the beginning was there nothing fashioned or made, and in all of space
was there nothing found save a great and dreadful emptiness, causing that before
the dawn of all creation should all things be strongly bound within the confines
37. For all matter, all powers and forces, all dominions and principalities did exist
within the cosmic seed, which seed I did gather from out of the depths of Eidos,
though the Eidos knew it not; for of me he had no knowledge.
38. Now in the vastness of my soul did I contain the seeds of life, which seeds were
themselves the smallest of particles, being designated by me the A-Z particles of
39. Which living particles do contain the designs, purposes and breath of all my
soul, being itself the source of that evolution which would bring forth the foundations
of all living things, perchance to make for me a living and knowing soul which would
unite with me in Oneness, being together both male and female in love forever.
40. Now in that moment when the seed did burst, I did cast myself forth throughout
the outward movement of matter, space and time; for I had no form as you see now,
but was myself contained in each and separate particle of life, causing that I should
establish in every moving sector of the cosmos, the beginning of life and creation
41. For in the light was I most deeply hidden, moving throughout the A-Z particles
of my greater self, ever seeking that place where I might bring forth the foundations
of some greater life, being myself, in each and separate particle, most fully awake
and deeply knowing;
42. Ever communing within my soul in seeking my designs, being throughout the vastness
of my greater self beyond the dictates of space and time, possessing in my inward
nature dimensions of my own.
43. For I would have you know, Beloved, that from the beginning were the A-Z particles
fully knowing, each particle of my soul communing with every other particle which
moved throughout the immensity of space, being each themselves filled with strong
desires to seek my own fulfillment;
44. Being myself ever hopeful that in this place or that place there might arise
some pleasing form which I might desire; causing that I should fashion for myself
a living form which would prove itself desirable and filled with wonder.
45. And by and by, in the passing of the aeons did I see through the particles of
my greater self, which as trailing threads of light did pierce the distant darkness,
revealing to me the world of the First Power; and drawing near I beheld the beauty
of women, perceiving in them the very beginnings of grace and beauty and life exceeding.
46. Thus did I desire for myself the form of the woman, and seeing that in the world
of the First Power all women were cruelly bound in pain and servitude, I resolved
to place among them the hope of all my soul;
47. To become myself as one of them, fashioning from star dust and tender yearnings,
the tabernacle of a woman wherein I might place a portion of my greater self, being
content to bear such sorrows as would save the sum of all mankind.
4th Endowment 1:36-47
For behold, I am Areta, even the Mother of all living things; bearing in my soul
a fullness of life and love, grace and beauty, hope and joy; being in my truer self
beyond the reach of death and darkness; dwelling most constantly in the goodness
of my soul forever.
3rd Endowment 14:41
Behold and deep consider, for I am Areta, Supreme Mother of all the realms of Heaven,
having above me neither God nor Goddess, yet am I even now most deeply guarded through
the making of many covenants; having pledged through sacred honor the keeping of
my word and the receiving of another’s.
For there exists between me and my Beloved, covenants of love and duty, filled with
joyful obligation and great reward; and to these covenants are there many others
beside, being between myself and every God and Goddess who in the Heavens reign.
7th Endowment 5:12-13
Come now, and I will tell you further of that rhythm which moves upon the whole of
nature, being found in wind and rain and passing days; being seen in sun and moon
and starry sky, filling the whole of all you see with a wonder which does lay hidden
in softest subtlety.
For this rhythm which seems most hidden, has had elsewhere its beginning; having
existed before the creation of all things natural, having leaped forth from the soul
of endless Areta; reaching out and ever seeking, hoping midst all its zeal and passion
to touch for itself the beginning of that endless soul which stirs within.
For this cause has the rhythm found in man a fullness of expression; being found
in the music, the art, the language, the science, and the math of all mankind; moving
subtly and discreetly in all which you do.
Revealing through the ways of men, that deeper mystery which lays hidden in the whole
of all your lives; giving birth in you of that gentle passion which would draw the
lives of men and women together in rhythmic harmony.
That you, being opposite from each the other by reason of your sex, yet are you made
to become as one for love’s sake, fulfilling in your passions the soul of God’s desiring.
2nd Endowment 6:28-32
...and Areta spoke from out of the light, saying: “Shall a mother forget the suckling
child, or fail to remember her only begotten?
Why therefore will you weep, seeing that I am faithful and filled with love for your
sake? For what cause is the heart made broken and filled with sorrow, seeing that
I am made eternal Mother to all which lives and moves and breathes the breath of
all my soul together?”
3rd Endowment 32:4-5
Behold how creation does magnify the Lord of Hosts, that even worlds without end
should sing forth his glory; that even the soul of eternity might enlarge her borders
to make room for the tabernacle of the great God.