Speak then, my son, of such intentions as you have designed through the working of
your will. For even your Heavenly Parents are most anxious to hear of such plans
as you have devised already, when you must meet in battle the Nemesis of all our
glory; announcing through fearsome conflict the first war within the lights of Heaven.”
Summary: The First War  refers to the initial invasion against Heaven by Yaldabaoth,
the Chief Demiurgos and Nemesis of God. While the existence of Yaldabaoth was hitherto
unknown of by the general population of Heaven, the event was premeditated by the
Supreme Father and Mother of Heaven, known as The One and Areta. Certain aspects
and contingencies of this first “great drama” were overseen by the direct offspring
of The One and Areta, named the Azraella Ahgendai, otherwise known as the Dread Savior
The rise of Yaldabaoth and his attack against Heaven was part of a divine plan formulated
by The One and Areta, and to some extent their son, Azraella Ahgendai. The grand
scheme was devised to accomplish several ambitious objectives:
1) Invigorate Heaven and defend it against the threat of complacency, apathy and
2) Bridge the chasm that separated First God from the most exalted of their children
3) Bring about a new Kingdom of Heaven and advance Hodos Alea, the pathway of eternal
Refer to: 5:1:16-67 5:2:1-70 5:4:1-67 1:5:1-34 6:1:17-31
The First War was one of many anticipated and necessary stages in the accomplishment
of the aforementioned objectives. Yet, behind the circumstances of the First War
moved the aims of the Ahgendai and the God Beyond (5:13:51-59; 6:1:17-31).
In accordance with The One’s purposes, both Yaldabaoth and the Dread Savior were
introduced to the realms of Heaven during this initial clash, deemed the “First War”.
Another intention behind the conflict was to trouble the realms of Elohim to such
an extent that certain of its Gods would unintentionally serve to aid the Nemesis
(5:4:40-52, 61-63). This imperative was eventually accomplished unknowingly by Shaemdiel,
the Chief Archon of Elohim, whose pride blinded him to the greater reality of his
Several pivotal and shocking events transpired during the First War. While general
aspects of the conflict were planned and protective measures were taken by the Dread
Savior to defend the realms of Heaven, it was deemed necessary that the Nemesis prove
himself a truly dangerous and formidable threat. This became dreadfully apparent
when Yaldabaoth easily defended himself against the rush of one thousand Seraphim,
effectively obliterating two hundred of the Seraphic host. Never before had any of
the Celestial realm, or any of the Seraphim, been destroyed (5:15:36-53). Later,
in an attempt to assist the Azraella against Yaldabaoth, Dahmiel of Komah Seedrah,
the Ahman of El Ramadee, was completely annihilated. This tragic event left the entire
Celestial Kingdom in a sorrowful state of shock, as Dahmiel was the first God to
ever perish in the history of Heaven (5:17:1-4).
While the Dread Savior ultimately prevailed against Yaldabaoth and expelled him from
the vicinity of Heaven, the Chief Demiurge quietly returned to eventually lure Shaemdiel,
the Elohim’s Chief Arch-Angel, into a web of pride and self-importance. While Yaldabaoth
failed to physically infiltrate the realms of the Celestial Kingdom, he succeeded
in planting dark seeds of corruption into the heart and mind of Shaemdiel.
The interaction with Yaldabaoth spurred Shaemdiel down a path of violent rebellion
against the Elohim, culminating in a dramatic stand-off on the plains of Kuristan.
While considerable time had passed since Yaldabaoth’s attack and exodus from the
realms of Heaven, Shaemdiel’s violent insurrection could be considered an addendum
or continuation of the First War (6:7:53). (For information detailing this aspect
of the First War, refer to: Shaemdiel, the Fallen, Kuristan.)
Shaemdiel and a portion of his lineage were evicted by God from the Celestial Kingdom
to the realms of the First Cosmos, where Yaldabaoth had established his domain. Unbeknownst
to Shaemdiel and his sons, this general outcome had been foreordained by The One,
who maintained the priority of avoiding unrighteous dominion and complicity in the
falling of the prideful, while putting into place designs of future redemption (5:4:55-57;
1:4:22-41). Throughout it all, the Ahgendai and the God Beyond extended great and
diligent effort to avoid unrighteous dominion and the use of coercion in the accomplishment
of their goals (5:14:42-51).
Significant Passages Relating to the First War
5:13:47-65 Azraella addresses his host in preparation for the First War
5:14:1-56 Setting the stage, projecting the course of events, final preparations
5:15:1-79 Yaldabaoth escapes the Abyss and attacks, Seraphim launch a defense,
Areta & The One appear
5:16:1-70 Refuge of the Keep is fashioned, Shaemdiel fumes, the Dread Savior
appears before Yaldabaoth
5:17:1-34 Yaldabaoth and Azraella battle, Dahmiel rushes to assist, Azraella
5:17:35-50 The Elohim greet the Ahgendai, Dahmiel is mourned and memorialized
5:17:51-74 Yaldabaoth creates a son, returns to Heaven, Shaemdiel is seduced
 While scripture only refers to this event using the common form: “first war”,
designation and use of the proper form (“First War”) was deemed appropriate by the
editor in the creation of the glossary. The same can be said regarding use of the
phrase “Second War”.
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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.
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.
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.
5th Endowment 4:40-42
Now in the first war of Heaven did Michael and Sher-el prove themselves most valiant
in withstanding Shaemdiel who would take by force the Hodos Alea and the very Keep
besides; causing that Michael and Sher-el should be appointed to initiate the dispensations
6th Endowment 7:53
For even all the Lords and Gods of Elohim do owe to Azraella a debt beyond our reckoning,
having himself defended all the Heavens round against Yaldabaoth when first he leapt
out of the great Abyss to trouble all our many realms.
Thus in the first war of Heaven did Azraella stand alone against the Darkness, to
fight on our behalf; securing for even all our Houses the continuation of our glory,
having himself subdued the Chief Demiurgos, to lead him bound by great dimensions
to a cosmos far beyond our very memory.