And before our God are all things forever present, for unto him is nothing lost or
vanished away. For our God is surely the fount of great mercy, that even he should
grant unto all who will, a kingdom of glory; whether Celestial, Terrestrial, or Telestial,
according as they are able to bear. For these kingdoms did the Eternal One establish
and ordain from the beginning.
Summary: The Terrestrial Kingdom was the second realm of glory to arise midst the
progression and evolution of God. After the First God (The One and Areta) had exceeded
the glory of the First Heaven (known as the Telestial Kingdom), they set about laying
foundations for a new, more exalted realm. God also created a means whereby their
children could achieve this more glorified state, to follow in the steps of their
Heavenly Parents (4:32:3-21). This pathway, or process, towards greater glory is
referred to as the ‘Hodos Alea’. Living mortal lives is a primary aspect of Hodos
Alea and necessary for advancement along the pathway of eternal progression.
Since its creation, the Terrestrial Kingdom has expanded to include millions of inhabited
galaxies. While the dominion of the Terrestrial realm is impressive, the Telestial
Kingdom has a much greater population, counting galaxies in the hundreds of billions.
Existing as one aspect of the great Eternal Round, the galaxies of the Telestial
and Terrestrial Kingdoms are organized in a great circular ring, referred to as the
Olaha Shinehah or the “kingdoms of the lesser light” (E:3:18). While the Telestial
Kingdom makes up the center core of the Olaha Shinehah, the galaxies of the Terrestrial
Kingdom spiral around the “outer corridors” of this center core (5:14:18).
Principalities of the Terrestrial Kingdom
Little is revealed in scripture regarding the number of dimensions, primes and fractals
which govern the Terrestrial estate. However, it is known that the first Terrestrial
world created and inhabited by The One and Areta was bound in seven dimensions (4:32:6).
By way of comparison, the highest estate of the Telestial Kingdom is governed by
five dimensions, while the third Heaven (the Celestial Kingdom) offers a total of
Exaltation in the kingdom of God is predicated upon living mortal lives over the
course of seven dispensations. At least initially, the dispensations for Terrestrial
citizenship differed from those portrayed in the 4th Endowment in that they were
tailored to “perfect the love between the man and the woman” and establish the foundations
of Emzahdeah (4:32:11-12, 19). It is assumed that Terrestrial citizens possess physical
bodies of flesh and bone.
In contrast to the city-filled worlds of the Telestial Kingdom,
scripture describes Terrestrial worlds as “idyllic”, filled with quaint villages
and simple hamlets. Citizens of this realm are known to be “masters of many spiritual
arts; possessing among themselves the greatest of craftsmen, gardeners, artists,
poets, musicians, mathematicians and theosophers” (5:14:16-18).
During the Second Demiurgic War against Heaven, it appeared as if the Ahgendai were
losing ground against the armies of the Demiurge. Hoping to lend support to the forces
of Light, the celestial Council of Elohim initiated a “call to arms” throughout the
Terrestrial Kingdom seeking volunteers to join with a celestial host in defending
Heaven and supporting the Ahgendai in their efforts against the Demiurge. A “vast
and mighty host” from the Terrestrial Kingdom joined with a tenth part of the Elohim
to be led into battle by Michael the Arch-Angel (6:10:39). These Terrestrial citizens
were given access to the same power and glory as celestial citizens. Up to five percent
of the heavenly host was slain or wounded during the Second War (6:12:22).
Azrael’s Commentary — Adamic Language; para. 4-5
[...] “The written form of the Adamic language was almost entirely adopted by God
from the written language of the Cherubim, and came to be called: Eno Adaam, or low
Adamic, and proved very useful in conveying complex ideas while creating the Telestial
Kingdom of Glory. This written language is represented by no less than 5,000 characters
within a single alphabet. Those characters are called oracles. They are called oracles
because they reveal the hidden mind of God.
But with the creation of the second Heaven, the Terrestrial Kingdom, the language
of Eno Adaam was not enough. A language of power had to be created for specific purposes
peculiar to the second Heaven. This was necessary because the Terrestrial Kingdom
possessed more dimensions than the first. And those dimensions possessed more primes
and fractals which low Adamic proved incapable of affecting, controlling or manipulating.
This problem was solved by the creation of new oracles. These oracles became known
as the oracles of the Kai. The word Kai means: power.”
Now when there were established firmly the first twelve assemblies of God, each having
achieved through mortality the glory of both dreams and effort, God did withdraw
from the First Heaven.
And together did The One and Areta fashion a bright and newer world filled with greater
glory, being bounded within and without by seven dimensions; and to this world gathered
the many congregations of the Shulieye and the Pensieye, being eager themselves to
follow God with a joyful heart filled with song....
And on the newer world would even all the Cherubim gather in the season of rejoicing,
for this world did God establish to be the foundation of a far greater glory, becoming
itself the second Heaven which God did call the Terrestrial Kingdom of Glory.
Causing that between the first and second Heaven should be built a bridge over which
all who should desire might cross over, receiving to themselves a glory and a joy
far greater than they had ever known.
For the bridge which God built was made of many mortal lives, being again guided
by seven dispensations; yet were the dispensations of the second Heaven unlike those
of the first, but were themselves fashioned to perfect the love between the man and
Being hopeful that by so doing the children of the second Heaven might come closer
still to a truer likeness of God, having perfected within themselves the rule of
holiness, establishing within themselves the first foundations of Emzahdeah.
4th Endowment 32:5-6, 9-12
...for between the worlds of the telestial and terrestrial was there seen a great
For the citizens of the telestial realm possessed great technologies, being proud
of such accomplishments as were achieved through the knowing of many sciences; having
in their worlds great shining cities of glass and chromed steel; being themselves
starfarers which traded between all the distant worlds within their galaxy.
But in the terrestrial realm were worlds made like the gardens of paradise, having
no cities of glass and steel, but having small, quaint villages and hamlets whose
citizens were made the masters of many spiritual arts; possessing among themselves
the greatest of craftsmen, gardeners, artists, poets, musicians, mathematicians and
5th Endowment 14:15-17
Thus did God fashion the Terrestrial Kingdom in all its many parts, establishing
well the flow and rush of Hodos Alea, and through the aeons the second estate grew
in number and power and glory.
And God was pleased that from out of the many assemblies of all their seed, still
would many seek to follow after; yet still were they unable to create spirit children
of their own, seeing that their souls were not perfected.
Then did The One gaze into the midst of the great Eternal Round, looking with thoughtful
eye into the bosom of the Deep, fashioning within his thoughts a third Heaven rich
with promise and great fulfillment.
And when he was completed, he gathered to his heart his own Beloved, and together
did they swiftly fly into the Chasm deep and wide, and there did they lay the foundations
of the Celestial Kingdom; believing each within their souls that even some of their
children would seek to follow, to become themselves like God the Father and the Mother.