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Occurrences: 2 (case usage is inconsistent: 2015 edition)
First Reference: Wisdom 24:19
So shall the righteous be brought before all the heavenly hosts; before the Seven Houses of Heaven shall the worthy be gathered.
See: Celestial Kingdom, Councils of Light, Elohim, Quorums (twelve)
Summary: In the Celestial Kingdom of Heaven, each of the seven Councils of Light is organized into seven Houses, with each House containing within itself twelve Quorums (AZC — Elohim). The twelve quorums carry out all the duties, functions and responsibilities of each House within their given mandate. While the same Houses and the Quorums exist throughout all seven Councils of Light, the mandates of each vary according to the Council (see diagram below).
The seven Houses are grouped into three ‘Holy Orders of Ascension’. The First Order is associated with the Council’s chief planet. The Second Order is associated with the Council’s chief sun, while the Third Order pertains to the entire Celestial galaxy, referred to as Kolob. Shown below are the seven Houses of Heaven and the Order to which each House corresponds, *as pertaining to the Council of Elohim (E:3:1-4).
Seven Houses of Heaven Presiding Priesthood
First Holy Order of Ascension
(Order of Jeruel)*
House of Mithron Patriarchal / Matriarchal
House of El Shalon Patriarchal
House of El Shaloah Matriarchal
Second Holy Order of Ascension
(Order of Xanathea)*
House of Shevas Matriarchal (primarily)
House of Sabaoth Patriarchal (primarily)
Third Holy Order of Ascension
(Order of Kolob)
House of Archons Patriarchal
House of Valhaladea Matriarchal
The House of Mithron was the first House to be established by Areta and The One (First God) during the initial development of the First Heaven, the Telestial Kingdom (4:9:19). It is the largest of the seven Houses, and is responsible for the dominions of Paradise, as well as all the worlds of Olaha Shinehah (AZC — House of Mithron, para. 7).
On Jeruel did the Elohim gather, in Salem of Merigoth did the Lords and Gods assemble themselves in solemn array.
Before the throne of Ahman did the congregations of Heaven draw nigh; and there was foremost among them the House of Archons and the House of Valhaladea, being made after the Order of Kolob.
And there were also added unto these the House of Shevas and the House of Sabaoth, being in their fashion made after the Order of Xanathea.
To these also were gathered the House of El Shalon and the House of El Shaloah, and the House of Mithron, being of themselves fashioned after the Order of Jeruel.
Seeing then the gathering of the seven houses, Ahman rose up to speak; and standing upon the porch of the temple, he spoke to the assembly, saying: “To you, O children of Light, give forth an eager heart, and be you filled with holy expectation. [...]
Decide therefore, what we the Elohim should rightly do; that in each house of this our glory, the quorums of God might act as one in all holiness and joy; being each to each bound by love and gentle wisdom whereby we might serve well this Heaven which we love.”
Thus did Ahman speak, and Galendriel rose to stand beside her sweet Beloved, and she spoke, saying: “How speak the Lords and Gods of Eloheim regarding the words of Ahman? Will you give assent?”
Then did each house rise up to give assent; first from the House of Valhaladea did all the women rise up to say: “Amen!” Then in like manner rose the House of Archons, and with a mighty shout they cried: “Amen!” And each house according to their order and standing rose up to give assent.
And hearing all these things, Galendriel spoke again, saying: “Let then the Mothers rise up and in your quorums deliberate on these things.” And immediately did all the women rise up of one accord, each going forth to gather unto their quorum, according to their house.
Again did Galendriel speak, saying: “Let then the Fathers rise up and in your quorums deliberate on all these things.” And in like manner did all the men of Elohim rise up as one, each seeking out his quorum according to their house.
5th Endowment 5:3, 9-13
[...] “The office of Soul of the Just Made Perfect is an initiatory office, and those who achieve this first step along the path of exaltation are often referred to as the ‘Initiates of Glory’. Here you first learn what it means to work among the Gods of Elohim. It is literally, on the job training.
Not only will you be called upon to supervise the work of the Teraphim, you will be required to spend a great deal of time working with each of the Seven Houses of Heaven in order to more thoroughly familiarize yourself with the full scope of Heaven’s many and varied endeavors. This is much like an internship which is meant to give you a working knowledge of each House’s function and of their inter-locking relationship to each other.”
Azrael’s Commentary — El Shalon & El Shaloah (House of): 1. Soul of the Just Made
Perfect, para. 1-2
Seven Councils of Light
Shem El Koreem
El Jor El