The need for plans well made – Strengthening the Antipode – A school and teacher
for the Antipode: the Abyss and the Eidos – Fashioning an oracle to empower the Eidos
– Choosing a school for the Ahgendai – The oracle is cast into the Abyss – Anticipating
the strategies of the Nemesis – Olaha Shinehah, the mighty Chasm, and the Elohim
– Setting the stage for future a great drama – Revealing the Gods which would aid
the Nemesis – The twelve new suns of Ashengaard – Avoiding unrighteous dominion –
Five new suns for Kolob, seven for the Ahgendai – “Let’s see for ourselves how the
Gods will act” – Twelve new stars appear in Heaven’s night sky – The councils of
1 Now The One and Areta went walking by an ancient sea, strolling together side
by side and arm in arm; and The One spoke, saying: “Consider, my Love, how great
the depths of our designs must be. For if we would save our Heavens from the touch
of apathy, then must we plan most deeply well.
2 For the beginnings of our designs must we plan with great forethought, to make
a good foundation; lest we fail in our intent to make forever new this Heaven which
we love, causing to fade away in some far most distant future, the glory and dreams
of all Gods and Goddesses; to leave in dust and shadows, the glories and wonders
of all the holy places.
3 So come, my Love, and let us reason; and from our love and hope together find
for us some great confidence. For together are we made most strongly able; only let
us keep in silence the devising of our plans, for it is we alone who must bear the
burden of all we do.”
4 These are the words which The One spoke, and Areta replied, saying: “Yes, my Love,
let us plan together well; and all our counsel keep in silence hid. For we alone,
being both Supreme Father and Supreme Mother of all these Heavens, must bear in ourselves
the outcome of all we do.
5 Let us then begin with confidence, for we have determined already the coming forth
of some darker power filled with evil, and of that Savior who would withstand him.
6 Yet tell me Love and this thing consider well; for this Antipode which shall be
forced from out of the soul of you, even it shall prove both small and weak in its
beginning. By what means will it be made strong enough to threaten the very Heavens?
From whence shall come its dreadful power?”
7 And The One answered Areta, saying: “Hear then and I will speak the fullness of
my thoughts. For in the coming forth of the Antipode shall he prove as something
small and frail, even as a child drawn fresh from the womb.
8 For this cause is it needful that there be found for the Antipode a school of
strength and learning; a place where even all his hate might blossom into a fearful
rage filled with dread intent, becoming in his powers most deeply skilled, being
himself most fierce directed by an intelligence both cunning and deep and filled
with great resolve.
9 Know then that in preparing a school we must wisely choose; for there is but one
place only where he might flourish or altogether die. For in the Abyss must the Antipode
be taken and there be schooled according to his nature.
10 Yet tell me dearest: Who shall prove the teacher of so dread a child? For it
is necessary that he be guided and directed in the using of his hate; being fashioned
by one of equal mind and dread intent. Who then shall this teacher prove to be?”
11 And Areta answered, saying: “There is one only who can prove itself the teacher
of so dread a Nemesis as this Antipode is meant to be. For in the Eidos do you find
that mindless purposer and dread destroyer of all created things.
12 Thus is it needful, my Love, that we fashion a dark and frightful oracle which
will imbue the Eidos with both thoughtful mind and speech; whereby he might instruct
well the Antipode of God and Heaven; pouring into him the very darkness of the Abyss
filled with chaos.
13 For it is the Abyss which shall prove the school and the Eidos shall prove the
teacher. For it is the Eidos which rules the Deep, pouring from out of his powers,
the matter unformed, being himself cold and callous and cruel indifferent.
14 And when the Antipode shall grow in strength and maturity, then shall he prove
to us the power of his might. For on that day shall the Nemesis of God strike against
the Eidos, to steal from out of its depths, this darksome oracle which we shall make.
15 Yet being unable to subdue the vastness of the Eidos, the Nemesis of God shall
leap out from the Abyss, to stand himself alone and fully grown, to stand between
the darkness of the Deep and the light which comes from God; then in that moment
shall we see what he will do.”
16 So joined Areta in placing her hand upon the doings of The One, and hearing the
words of his Beloved, The One smiled midst deep and turning thoughts. And again did
Areta speak, saying:
17 “Consider this also, my Love, for it is of equal necessity that the offspring
of all our love be likewise schooled. For in the coming forth of so dread a Savior
shall both the male and female be richly nurtured in all our virtues, and this through
the pregnancy of the Azurgai.
18 By what means then shall the seed of the Ahgendai have revealed in them such
strengths and powers as will prove the equal of our Nemesis? For if the seed of the
Ahgendai be called by us the ‘Dread Savior’, how then shall the virtues of God make
him to appear as something dreadful to the darksome power?”
19 But The One answered, saying: “It is not to our Nemesis that our offspring shall
appear as something dreadful, but to the citizens of Heaven shall he appear as something
dreadful. For in his hands shall he wield the sword of war whereby he might strike
against the enemy.
20 Thus shall it come to be that the Gods and Goddesses of Heaven shall see in him
that fierce and dreadful Savior who would rescue them from evil and defeat; yet for
all their love for him, still will they fear him.
21 For his might shall prove greater than all the Heavens, yet in his person shall
he prove most equally kind and ever gracious; hiding well the fullness of his powers
until the day of war and fearsome battle.
22 Where then shall we send the very seed of all the Ahgendai, whereby they might
be schooled; being forced by fearsome teachers to draw from their soul a fullness
of strength and power?
23 For it is certain that such virtues in which they are fully nurtured shall restrain
them from the doing of any evil; becoming for them that sacred light which would
guide them through the darkness.
24 Thus is it needful, that at the birth of our offspring, even then must the Azurgai
take the child unto the very Abyss; which Abyss will have within both Antipode and
Eidos; and these, both well together, shall prove themselves as fearsome teachers.
25 Yet this comfort will I give: For it is not possible that the seed of the very
Ahgendai should be destroyed; seeing that both male and female were brought forth
in love, and nurtured well by sacred virtue.
26 Let us then with confidence place the seed of all our hope within the very Abyss,
to see for ourselves what shall become; and when at last they should be made as both
mature, then shall they leap from out of the darkness, to behold at last the Father
and Mother which brought them forth.
27 What say you, Love: Shall we this thing, both also do?” And Areta pondered deeply
all her heart and soul. And looking upon the face of her Beloved, she spoke, saying:
“Yes, dear Love, even this shall we also do.”
28 Thus were Areta and The One made both resolved to send into the great Abyss the
Antipode and the seed of the very Ahgendai; being themselves confident that both
would be well benefited.
29 And going to the edge of the great Deep, The One and Areta forged together a
dark and fearsome oracle which would give to Eidos the power of thought and speech;
and when they were completed, they took the oracle and into the great Abyss did they
cast it, causing that the very depths of chaos should shudder from the power of it.
30 Then did Areta speak, saying: “It has begun, this path which we would take to
make the Heavens new and brightly vigorous. Yet tell me, Love, by what means shall
our Nemesis attack the very Gods, seeing that between the kingdoms of the lesser
light and the kingdoms of the greater Light there is a Chasm which even the Nemesis
shall not have power enough to cross?
31 For it is certain that in his leaping out from the womb of darkness, the Nemesis
of God will quickly attack the kingdoms of Olaha Shinehah; which kingdoms even the
Dread Savior shall protect most subtly.
32 But seeing in the distance the great shining lights of the Celestial Kingdom,
how shall this Nemesis proceed in carrying out the whole of our designs against the
very Gods and Goddesses of Heaven; for the barrier of the Chasm have we fashioned
whereby only the Gods may traverse?”
33 And The One answered her, saying: “Rightly, Love, have you seen the problem which
must face the Nemesis of God. Yet consider also all these things:
34 For the gateway of the Abyss lies nearest to Olaha Shinehah, causing that the
Nemesis shall first see the lights and glories of the lesser kingdoms; and in accordance
to his nature, he will attack with all his might and fury.
35 Yet shall the lesser kingdoms prove too great by way of numbers; for the Olaha
Shinehah is made as a great ring of glowing light which surrounds completely the
kingdoms of the very Gods; which ring of light is composed of many billions of galaxies,
bearing each in themselves, millions upon millions of worlds both telestial and terrestrial.
36 But in leaping forth out of the Abyss, the Nemesis shall attack with violent
fury the Olaha Shinehah; and being unable to overcome so vast a realm, he shall turn
to see in the distance the worlds of the Celestial Kingdom.
37 For the Celestial Kingdom possesses these seven suns only, and around each sun
does there move just three celestial worlds where the Gods themselves do live; and
around each celestial world move the moons of Paradise where the ministering angels
of God have made for themselves some happy abode.
38 Thus shall the Nemesis of God sit himself down to gaze upon the kingdoms of God,
believing in his soul that if he could but cross the mighty Chasm, even he would
defeat so few worlds as those on which the Gods themselves do live.
39 But consider this also, my Love, for the Olaha Shinehah is apportioned unto the
Council of Elohim; being appointed themselves as the rightful administrators and
guardians of so vast a realm.
40 Thus when the Nemesis of God shall attack with violent fury the kingdoms of the
lesser light, even then shall the Elohim become all aware; and not this only, for
when there shall arise to defend the lesser kingdoms that Dread Savior whom we love,
even of him shall the Elohim become aware of also.
41 And so shall we set well the stage whereupon there shall unfold a great drama
filled with mystery; which mystery will provide for the Nemesis some small means
by which he may trouble deeply the first kingdom of the greater Light, which kingdom
is that of the very Elohim.
42 For it is needful that there should come out from the Elohim, those Gods which
would aid the Nemesis; believing always in their soul that they act rightly and not
amiss for the good of all; even though the Elohim should stand against them.
43 For it is given that even all the Gods and Goddesses shall bear in themselves
the capacity to do both good or evil; even as it is given that even every God should
bear within some slight, yet happy imperfection.”
44 Such were the words of The One, and Areta spoke again, saying: “Tell me, Love,
by what imperfection will such Gods think to aid that very Nemesis which attacked
at the first, the kingdoms of Olaha Shinehah?”
45 And The One answered, saying: “Concern yourself not overmuch because of this
thing. For this I tell you with deep knowing: that such Gods as would aid the Nemesis
will do so only because they believe that it is Heaven they seek to aid and not that
dark power which would seek to destroy them.
46 And that imperfection which would cause that some Gods should trouble the very
Heavens is the pride of great accomplishment; believing among themselves that such
accomplishment will give to their words some greater weight in the councils of Elohim;
causing that they should think themselves wiser than all the rest.”
47 Now Areta thought deeply upon the words of The One, and taking him by the hand,
she spoke, saying: “Tell me, Love, what great accomplishment shall such Gods do which
will prove greater than the accomplishments of all others?”
48 Then did The One smile with hidden knowing, and he spoke, saying: “Behold, my
Dear, how that in the Celestial Kingdom of Glory there are given but seven great
suns; and around these do the celestial worlds move in glory and splendor.
49 Let us therefore, both you and I together, fashion for the Celestial Kingdom,
twelve new suns of resplendent glory; being made themselves as brightly blue and
ever burning super stars, which stars we shall call the suns of Ashengaard; for since
the birth of the Celestial Kingdom have there been no new suns added.
50 These suns shall we place in the vastness of the great Chasm nearest to the world
of Jeruel, causing that the very Elohim should take great council regarding them.
51 Then shall we but wait and see if there be those Gods who would act alone among
themselves in moving the suns of Ashengaard, to bring them ever closer to the suns
52 For if such Gods should deign to act, to presume among themselves the desires
of the Elohim, then shall we find among such Gods those who would aid the Nemesis
of God; believing all the while that they act rightly and not amiss, being themselves
blinded by a willful pride.”
53 And Areta spoke again, saying: “But, Love, what shall we do if there are no Gods
which would act before the will of Eloheim be known? What if there be in none of
the Gods of Eloheim, this pride which would cause them to act presumptuously?”
54 Now hearing these things, The One thought deeply, and turning to his Beloved,
he spoke, saying: “Let us see first what effect the suns of Ashengaard shall have
upon the councils of Elohim; then shall we see more clearly how we must proceed in
the working of our designs.”
55 And hearing all these things, Areta saw in the words of The One, a great and
piercing wisdom; and she spoke, saying: “Can you see, my Love, how you would avoid
in us the sin of unrighteous dominion? For by your word shall we create twelve most
beautiful suns, great and richly rare, to place in the depths of the great Chasm.
56 Causing only that the Gods should choose for themselves how to act before the
beauty of our creation; to decide for themselves to act as one within their quorum,
or to rise up against it for the sake of some deep and hidden pride.
57 Thus, by your word would we withhold our hands from complicity in the falling
of the prideful, preventing that we should coerce or compel that any should act against
58 Let us, therefore, do even as you will; for I see already a need for such suns
as we shall make. For I would add to Kolob but five new suns, which suns shall place
within this Heaven, twelve suns altogether.
59 But of those seven which shall remain, even these shall we give to the Ahgendai,
whereby they might create for themselves a kingdom of their own; permitting that
generations of the Ahgendai might find room sufficient to grow and prosper in a realm
of their own designing.
60 Thus shall this Heaven be joined through the suns of Ashengaard with the Heaven
of the Ahgendai, to work together hand in hand throughout the generations of eternity.
How say you, Love, will you find in my words a wisdom worthy of your own?”
61 And The One smiled sweetly upon Areta, and holding her close to his bosom, he
spoke, saying: “Let us do according to your word and see for ourselves how the Gods
will act within the Elohim. For I perceive already that there is one who will aid
us in the carrying out of all our plans, even though he knows it not;
62 Choosing for himself to act against his quorum, setting aside the desires of
his Heavenly Parents so that he might appear as someone greater than all the rest;
possessing in himself a prideful zeal which would shake the very Heavens.
63 And if it so be that he should fall, and other Gods with him, then shall we set
forth some means to restore the fallen, whereby we might heal the Heavens of so great
a breach, to restore in joy the Council of Elohim.”
64 Such was the counsel between The One and Areta, and going forth together, they
fashioned twelve great suns of exceeding size and beauty; fusing into their cores
the seeds of endless life, to set them in the Heavens.
65 Now in the kingdom of God was there a great commotion, for there appeared in
the night sky, twelve stars together clustered, twinkling in their blue brightness
with a wondrous and fiery glee.
66 And all the Gods took notice and wondered at the mystery. And Ahman spoke to
Galendriel, saying: “Behold, my Love, the suns of Ashengaard have come upon us. For
this I discerned through the whispering of the Tael.
67 For it is certain that the God beyond us all, would increase forever the glories
of the Heavens; to bring forth something new and filled with expectation. Let us
then gather from afar, the councils and quorums of Elohim, that we may decide rightly
what we must do regarding them.”