First Reference:3rd Endowment 20:16 / 3rd Endowment 23:34
Thus on the first night when Kronus decided, himself, to lay with the woman to love
her, he spoke to her most softly in the ear, saying: “For you, my love, would I give
a name whereby all might know you; for this night shall I call you Yoshibeth.”
Summary: During the First Track of the world of the First Power, Yoshibeth (designated
a single time as ‘Yoshibeth Mahali’) was the name which Kronus Maximillius gave to
the woman with whom he fell in love and spent the rest of his life with (3:20:16,
3:23:34). She was appointed as the First Woman of the House of Kronus, to work side
by side with Kronus and be a leader and voice of authority among the other women
of the estate (3:19:40-64). Yoshibeth was the mortal manifestation of Areta and eventually
united with the soul of Kronus, to became the feminine aspect of First God (3:32:1-46).
Prior to receiving her name, Yoshibeth was among fifty women given to Kronus as a
customary gift from the Emperor. Kronus was immediately drawn to the woman, who later
showed initiative in speaking for the group soon after their arrival. As a result
of the woman’s courage and leadership, Kronus appointed her as the First Woman of
his house. Kronus broke established Drakonian custom by honoring the woman and giving
her a name. The name was ‘Yoshibeth’, which means “the house where love is born”
While women had lived in abject oppression and slavery for centuries, Kronus sought
to break the traditions of ages past and liberate the women of the empire. Yoshibeth
assisted Kronus in all of his efforts, standing beside him as his beloved companion
and supporter throughout all of their days together. Within the boundaries of their
estate, Kronus and Yoshibeth created a secret school for women. Such an endeavor
was considered unlawful, dangerous and defiant, yet their efforts eventually proved
a significant factor in starting a social revolution within the Drakonian Empire.
The relationship between Yoshibeth and Kronus represents the first of its kind during
the First Track of the world of the First Power (3:30:10-48). The loving union created
and nurtured by Kronus and Yoshibeth was a prominent factor in the advent of First
Soul — a miraculous adaptation which allowed Kronus’ memory and personality to remain
intact, despite his physical death. The soul of Kronus eventually became the masculine
aspect of First God, referred to as The One.
The Death of Yoshibeth
After Kronus died from heart failure at the age of forty-four (3:30:49), the empire
fell into chaos and civil war. The power vacuum arising from the death of Kronus
led to the assassination of the Emperor and a wide-scale effort to dismantle the
reforms that Kronus and Yoshibeth had brought about (3:31:11-17). Completely helpless
in his incorporeal state, Kronus watched as Yoshibeth was arrested, raped and tortured
(5:2:40-41). At the death of Yoshibeth, Kronus hoped there would arise from her body
a soul like his, yet at the moment of her passing he could perceive nothing of his
beloved that remained. Alone, yet conscious and aware, Kronus was consumed with sorrow
and grief (3:31:18-31).
The Reunion of Kronus and Yoshibeth
For a period of centuries or more, the soul of Kronus mourned the loss of his beloved
Yoshibeth. Affairs on the world of the First Power had digressed to a state of constant
war and desperation. After a failed weapons testing experiment by the Chen, the soul
of Kronus watched as all life on earth was slowly destroyed (3:31:35-65; 1:9:13-21).
Drifting with a burned and broken planet, Kronus remained alone in his anguish for
an unknown period of time until there eventually appeared a bright light, from which
the tender voice of his mother, Areta spoke (3:32:1-19). When Kronus shared his grief
for the loss of Yoshibeth, Areta replied, saying that she had kept watch over Kronus
throughout his life and had appeared to him in the day of his greatest need. When
Kronus asked when and how she had appeared to him, there came from out of the light
his dearest Yoshibeth, “alive and filled with glory” (3:32:20-21).
Areta as Yoshibeth
Yoshibeth reveals that she was a mortal manifestation of Areta, that she (as Areta)
had fashioned a mortal body to return to mortal life to be with Kronus in the form
of Yoshibeth (4:1:51). There is no discussion as to why Kronus was unable to perceived
any aspect of Yoshibeth’s soul at the moment of her death. Neither is there anything
said about why Areta refrained from revealing herself to Kronus for such a long period
of time after his death (3:32:1-30).
Thus was Kronus compelled to enlarge the school of women; and seeing that there remained
in his house just ten women only, even these did he appoint to teach, setting to
preside among them, the woman which he loved most dearly, even Yoshibeth Mahali.
3rd Endowment 23:34
For it was known among the men of greatest power, that wheresoever Kronus himself
would go, even there would Yoshibeth go beside him; to stand and move beside her
Beloved, being herself most faithful and devoted unto him.
3rd Endowment 30:8
And stepping out of the streams of intelligence, I turned myself again unto the world
of the First Power, and seeing that you were in need of some great soul to love,
I fashioned again a mortal body; and as the woman Yoshibeth, I came again into mortal
life whereby we might love each the other midst gentle breath and fiery passion.
4th Endowment 1:51
In what place then shall you find a good example, to see for yourself the power of
grace and love together mingled, like lovers in a dance? Go then and in the scriptures
Have you not read of Kronus and Yoshibeth? Have you not read of Moshe and Dedrah,
or of Abbahdon and Gaia, or even of The One and myself together in love forever?
Go then and let this prove a good example worthy of imitation; for in life is it
given that the child should imitate the parents, to follow in their steps.