Summary: One of the seven Houses of the Celestial Kingdom, the House of Valhaladea
is an organizational body that is purely Matriarchal. In the realms of Elohim, the
Temple of Valhaladea is found on the world of Jeruel in Salem of Merigoth. This majestic
structure stands opposite of the Temple of the Archons. Both of these structures
comprise the great court of the Elohim (1:1:19-24). The Temple of Valhaladea serves
as the center of work for all of the Elohim’s Mother Arch-Angels, referred to as
The Mother Ahman of the Council of Elohim is Galendriel; she serves as the First
and Sovereign Mother of the House of Valhaladea. All holders of the Matriarchal Priesthood
receive their office, influence and power through the auspices of Galendriel.
Matriarchal in function, after the Order of Kolob, this is the house of mother Arch-Angels.
And although they are equal to Archons, they are not called Archons but are called
the Aretakai instead. This Adamic title refers to the supreme will of Areta as represented
throughout the working of all mother Arch-Angels within the Council of Elohim. The
work of the Aretakai begins in the Temple of Valhaladea (1:1:19-22).
The work and influence of the Aretakai flows from the temple down through all the
other houses represented in the Council of Elohim. While the Archons focus primarily
on that portion of Hodos Alea which deals with eternal progression, the Aretakai
deal with the secondary stage of Hodos Alea. That stage is called the ‘Path of Exaltation’.
Hodos Alea (at least as it pertains to the Elohim) consists of three primary stages:
1) the path of eternal progression, 2) the path of exaltation, 3) the enrapturing
and deification of the elect.
It is the House of Valhaladea which is responsible for the majority of creations
within the Celestial Kingdom of the Elohim. All cities, gardens, temples and structures
are first designed by the Aretakai. The peace, beauty and glory of Jeruel is maintained,
enhanced and made harmonious for the sake of beauty and glory. All living creatures,
great and small are cared for by the House of Valhaladea.
Now in the kingdom of God, on Jeruel did the Father of All assemble the hosts of
Heaven, each according to their house, and each according to their order and tribe.
And on his right did Galendriel in power and beauty quietly sit, being attended herself
by seven Mothers, most beautiful and fair, which were of the House of Valhaladea.
But at the left of Ahman did there also gather seven Arch-Angels of the heavenly
hosts, being themselves made rulers of the House of Archons; and there was foremost
among them, Michael, Fairest Son of Ashengaard, being made Chief Magistrate after
the Order of Melchizedek.
Temples of Valhaladea and the Archons
And coming to the city of Salem of Merigoth, which hung as a sun in the clouds of
glory, I beheld the beauty of the celestial worlds; and there was gathered a myriad
of congregations standing in the center court of Elohim, which as a great shining
sea of glass, did touch upon the Temple of the Archons and the Temple of Valhaladea.
For there stood at the east of the court the great house of many Fathers, being made
of pure white stone trimmed in gold, being dressed round about with many gardens,
green and flushed with flowers and trees of every kind.
And on the west of the great court stood the house of many Heavenly Mothers, made
in like manner of pure white stone, being trimmed round about with the silver of
Evandel, being also dressed on every side with all manner of gardens filled with
wonder and beauty exceeding.
And there came out from the House of the Archons and the House of Valhaladea many
great and shimmering lights, even lights of amethyst and lights of blue mingled together
with lights of golden hue; and together did the lights reach out into the heavens
to touch with perfect grace, the suns of Kolob and the suns of Ashengaard to bind
them forever as one.
1st Endowment 1:19-22
But in the regions of the Koliahmas, in the Heavens far beyond did Areta cause that
The One and the Azraella should observe even all these things; and again did Areta
speak, saying: “Behold.” And with the wave of her hand did they see the coming together
of the Council of Elohim within the city of Salem of Merigoth.
For there gathered in solemn assembly even all the Elohim at once together, each
according to their quorum, each within their House; and between the great temples,
upon a sea of blue sapphire did they array themselves for counsel.
6th Endowment 7:46-47
And there was placed in the center court of Salem of Merigoth, between the temples
of Valhaladea and the Archons, a memorial to those which fell from among the Elohim
in standing beside the Azraella and his Daughter in the battles of Gilliahmas and