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Terrestrial Kingdom

 

Occurrences:  41

First Reference:  Wisdom 18:4

 

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.

 

 

See:  Celestial Kingdom, Eternal Round, Heaven, Olaha Shinehah, Surinatha, Telestial Kingdom

 

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 new, more exalted kingdom. 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 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) is offers a total of twelve dimensions.

 

Exaltation in the kingdom of God is predicated upon living mortal lives throughout seven dispensations. 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).
 


Destruction of Terrestrial Worlds

When Yaldabaoth, the Chief Demiurge and Nemesis of God, initiated his first attack against Heaven, he besieged worlds of the Terrestrial Kingdom, believing such planets would be “easier to overcome because of the simplicity of their glory” (5:14:15-19). While the Azraella rescued all life held hostage by Yaldabaoth, the Chief Demiurge succeeded in destroying several terrestrial suns and planets (5:14:25-34; 5:15:50-51; 5:16:42-52).

 

 

Participation in the Second War

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.”

 

 

 

Notes/References:
 

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 the woman.

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 difference.

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 theosophers.

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.

4th Endowment 32:21-24

 

 

Terralee
Terrigai

“Chasm”

Terrestrial Kingdom

(millions of galaxies)

Telestial Kingdom

(hundreds of billions of galaxies)

Inner diameter:  5 billion light-years

Circumference:  15.7 billion light-years

(4:2:49)

Globular Cluster – 26 suns

(6:13:45)

1 revolution (Telestial) = 1 eternity = 17.5 billion years

Olaha Shinehah

(Great Eternal Round)

(Telestial + Terrestrial Kingdoms)

Celestial Kingdom

(Kolob)

7 suns (+5)

*Sizes, distances and apparent magnitudes are not to scale.