For the armies of Yaldabaoth are far too great in number and their strength must
we divide. Retreat therefore with all your forces to the regions of Gilliahmas, which
region lies across the mighty Chasm near the world of Jeruel.
Summary: Gilliahmas refers to a region located in the Celestial realms of Elohim.
During the Second War in Heaven, a great battle was fought at Gilliahmas between
the armies of the Demiurgos and the Gods and Goddesses of Elohim. Those who fought
at Gilliahmas unknowingly became candidates for a new kingdom of Heaven, the kingdom
of the Ahgendai.
Overview: The Second War in Heaven had its beginnings in the regions of Xanjipoorah,
where Yaldabaoth marshaled his ten princes and their vast armies against the outnumbered
legions of the Ahgendai, led by Azraella and his daughter, Mahaleenah (6:9:9-25).
After eight days of vicious conflict (6:9:44), Mahaleenah was given the cue to retreat
with her forces (300,000 Cherubim / 7,000 Seraphim — 6:9:26,50) to the regions of
Gilliahmas, located near the Elohim’s chief planet Jeruel. The rehearsed exodus was
part of greater plan to divide Yaldabaoth’s forces and give the false impression
that Mahaleenah was fleeing out of fear (6:9:44-48). It was also pre-determined by
Azraella that the Gods and Goddesses of Elohim who were observing the battle would
view the retreat of the Ahgendai as a sign of impending defeat, for the armies of
Darkness far outnumbered those of the Ahgendai (6:9:64-65). It was Azraella’s intent
from the beginning to see who of the Elohim would set aside their peaceful nature
and rush to the aid of Mahaleenah (6:11:19-21).
As Mahaleenah fled with her forces to Gilliahmas, one third of the Demiurge horde
chased after, being led by three dark princes, including: Jehovah-Yahweh, Emanu-Elish,
and Dagon-Erat (6:9:47-54). When Michael, Chief Archon of Elohim, saw how the forces
of Light had been separated and that Mahaleenah would soon be overwhelmed by the
Demiurgos, he summoned a meeting with Ahman and Galendriel, and put forth his petition
to assemble the Council to see if any would volunteer to go to the aid of Mahaleenah
(6:10:1-33). With Ahman’s consent, Michael and his Beloved Sher-el gathered the Elohim
and put forth their plea. When the entirety of the Council unexpectedly volunteered,
Michael determined that a ‘tenth part’ of the Elohim be chosen at random to go to
war (6:10:35-38). It was also determined that a “call to arms” be sent throughout
the Terrestriel Kingdom to see if any would be willing to join the Elohim in aiding
Mahaleenah (6:10:39). Taking a ‘mighty host’ from the Terrestrial Kingdom and a tenth
part from the Council of Elohim, Michael and Sher-el led the forces of Light to Mestroyka
Ridge where preparations were made to enter into battle (6:10:38-41).
While the Elohim organized its forces, the battle at Gilliahmas continued to intensify
as Mahaleenah and her army struggled against the vast hordes of the Demiurgos. With
the sudden arrival of Michael and the Heavenly host, the battle turned and the Demiurgos
began to fall beneath the relentless rush of angels (6:11:29-33). Fearing defeat,
Jehovah-Yahweh summoned for Yaldabaoth to abandon his fight against the Azraella
and rush to Gilliahmas to assist the dark princes. After four days of desperate battle,
both sides took a reprieve, each seeking a weakness that would sway the battle in
their favor (6:11:40-45). While Mahaleenah and the forces of Light had held their
ground against the three dark princes, they were unaware that Yaldabaoth was fast
approaching with his massive army.
But on the third day of their respite was there felt throughout the region, a tremor
and a rumble which grew by steady measures; for in the distance far away did Yaldabaoth
rush to battle and with him a vast and mighty horde, which soon did shake the regions
deep, to fill them up with dread.
And there rose up around the Mahaleenah on every side, the fearsome armies of Yaldabaoth,
to surround at once the armies of Heaven into a grip which none could quick elude,
becoming in a dreadful instant held fast in place before the Lord of Doom.
6th Endowment 11:46-47
Seeking to reach the Chief Demiurgos, Mahaleenah charged into the demon ranks. The
battle roared back to life as the armies of Light and Darkness clashed. Michael,
Sher-el and forty Archons rushed to the defense of Mahaleenah in all her boldness,
for Yaldabaoth had gathered his might and was fully intent on facing the Daughter
in personal combat (6:11:51-60). Despite their noble efforts, the Archons proved
no match for Yaldabaoth’s power, and twelve of the angels were shattered into oblivion,
with six others incurring serious injury (6:11:60-62).
Having witnessed the destruction of the twelve Archons, Mahaleenah fiercely attacked
Yaldabaoth, astounding him with her power. Yet the Chief Demiurge struck back, stunning
Mahaleenah and shattering her shield. Recovering quickly, Mahaleenah deftly moved
to strike Yaldabaoth deep with her sword, but Yaldabaoth quickly countered, piercing
the light of Mahaleenah. Seeing their Commander struck down, the forces of Light
reacted swiftly, and in an impressive act of oneness, charged straight into the
face of Dread Yaldabaoth.
And in that moment, within a stark and bitter instant did even all the hosts of Heaven
turn from battle and in a fiercely mighty rush they flew swift as lightning into
the face of Yaldabaoth, being themselves beyond the terror of dark oblivion, but
becoming themselves as oblivion fiercely rushing to swallow up Yaldabaoth.
Thus in an act of supreme oneness, even all the Cherubim and all the Seraphim, with
all the mighty Archons also, being themselves attended by the armies of the Terrestrial
Kingdom, even all these vast and mighty hosts did focus upon that single place where
Yaldabaoth darkly stood.
What a hurtful shock struck Lord Doom, what dreadful, shocking pain; to be himself
with all his princes cast back into the darksome flood of all the Demiurge together;
causing that even all the Demiurge should stand in shock at seeing so dread a sight.
6th Endowment 12:16-17
Having recovered from the blow with assistance from Michael, Mahaleenah quickly announced
retreat to the Cleft of Soli-Endi-Muhat, where the Azraella was patiently waiting
to enact the final stage of battle (6:12:18-21).
Celestial/Terrestrial Host Total slain or wounded: 5%
Archons destroyed: 26
Armies of Yaldabaoth Demiurge captured and made to dwell in the Abyss:
• Every stage of the Second War, including the battle of Gilliahmas, had been previously
planned and rehearsed by the Ahgendai, with contingencies in place. 6:9:45-49,
55-56; 6:11:19-22; 6:12:19, 48
• The retreat of both Azraella and Mahaleenah from the regions of Xanjipoorah was
meant to inspire members of the Elohim to come to the aid of the Ahgendai and help
defend the realms of Heaven. 6:7:50; 6:9:55-56; 6:10:4-8
• Fearful for the Ahgendai and the potential loss of Heaven, Michael and Sher-el
sought out Ahman and Galendriel to determine a course of action. Michael put forth
his reasons for summoning the Elohim to battle. Arguments for and against participation
are put forth, and important questions are addressed: How to preserve both sacred
obligation and divine nature? 6:10:1-33
• Those who volunteered to go the defense of Mahaleenah knew they were facing the
possibility of oblivion. Twenty-six Arch-Angels perished in the battle of Gilliahmas,
along with many Cherubim and Seraphim. 6:10:24-25; 6:12:22
• In personal combat, Mahaleenah destroyed the dark prince Emanu-Elish. 6:11:32-37
• With the exception of certain dark princes destroyed in combat, the Demiurgos were
not slain, but rather, were transported to the Abyss upon receiving a blow from a
warrior of Light. 6:12:23
• All who fought in the battle of Gilliahmas became candidates for a new, more advanced
kingdom of Heaven, the kingdom of the Ahgendai. Inclusion into this new aspect of
progression began with incarnating on the world of the First Power. Thus, any spirit
incarnating on this world earned the opportunity via participation in the battle
of Gilliahmas. 6:9:55-56; 6:11:19-22; 6:13:47-51
Azrael’s Commentary - Cherubim
[...] In the first and second war of Heaven, the Cherubim served with extraordinary
valor and steadfastness (Enlightenment 9:5-31). During the battle of Gilliahmas,
the Cherubim could be heard singing to each other over the din of battle. Their courage
and eagerness to defend the Heavens against the dreadful onslaught of Yaldabaoth
was inspiring and sometimes tragic. During the second war of Heaven many thousands
of the Cherubim fell in battle. Their memorial can be seen in the regions of Sha
Malan El Marish. There you will see an exquisite nebula of extraordinary brightness
and color, in the shape of a cherub rushing into battle.
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• The word ‘Gilliahmas’ occurs 26 times in scripture
— the same number of Arch-Angels that fell during the battle.
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Thus is it imperative that there should be found among the Elohim, and even throughout
the realms of our domain also, all those who would for the sake of Elohim, lay aside
their sacred nature and in the doing seize with firm resolve a hard and pressing
Taking upon ourselves the repaying of the debt, to rush in haste to the aid of Mahaleenah
and in the doing relieve the heart of Azraella concerning the Daughter he does most
deeply cherish; permitting that he might more freely act in fighting dread Yaldabaoth,
even as we shall stand beside the Daughter in defending Gilliahmas.
6th Endowment 10:19-20
“It has begun, this dance of mine: step and counterstep, move and countermove. One
small move to another added. And behind the whole of my design turns still another
turning; to reveal to me even all those who would become to me as offspring, to create
forever the generations of the Ahgendai.”
6th Endowment 9:56
Thus in the choosing did a tenth part of Elohim stand with Michael and Sher-el in
the paying of honor’s debt; being themselves most joyful eager in going to the aid
of Mahaleenah in the regions of Gilliahmas.
And added to the tenth part was there also appointed that the “call to arms” be sent
throughout the realms of the Terrestrial Kingdom whereby as many as would might join
themselves to Michael; and there came out from Olaha Shinehah a vast and mighty host,
being each and every one eager to prove a help to Mahaleenah.
6th Endowment 10:38-39
Seeing therefore that Yaldabaoth had fled away to attack the Mahaleenah, the Azraella
went straightway to Kolob’s Cluster, for he worried not for Mahaleenah, seeing that
in every move and countermove of war and battle he had set forth a subtle design;
having established through most cunning wisdom the achievement of many goals.
For it was his intent from the beginning that the Elohim should choose for themselves
who would go to the aid of Mahaleenah, being compelled by honor to take upon themselves
the mantle of war; knowing himself beforehand that in the choosing would they make
as candidates those who would become the sons and daughters of the very Ahgendai.
Becoming themselves through the heat of war and bitter fury unsuited for the Elohim,
having changed from those who knew not the ways of war and fearsome strife to those
who were as masters; needing for themselves a place and a glory more suited to their
new and pressing nature.
This then proved the reason why Mahaleenah should flee from the battle of Xanjipoorah
to go in haste to Gilliahmas, and why the Azraella should likewise call retreat;
instilling within the Elohim the fear of dreadful loss and the call of pressing honor.