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Second War

 

Occurrences:  3  (all lower case)

First Reference:  6th  Endowment 1:53

 

Thus is it needful that you understand with perfect knowledge the place whereon you stand; for even all who would take to their souls the teachings of Azrael, to live them with a true devotion, even these are from the Elohim which in the beginning did choose to aid the Azraella in the second war in Heaven.

 

 

See:  First War                              Refer to:  6th Endowment 8 — 13

 

 

Background

 

While the phrase “second war” [1] is used only three times in scripture, the series of events (or process) to which it refers is a prominent feature of the 6th Endowment and the “Song of God” narrative in general. Scripture describes two occasions in which the Nemesis of God, and Chief Demiurgos, Yaldabaoth, wages an attack against the realms of Heaven. The context behind the two wars encompasses a strategy conceived by First God (Areta and The One) to save Heaven from the dangers of complacency and mediocrity. The One determined it was necessary to bring forth two opposing powers which, as a result of their conflict, would invigorate and ultimately save Heaven through struggle and war. These opposing powers came to be represented by the Ahgendai and the Antipode. The Ahgendai are presently comprised of two individuals: Azraella Ahgendai and Mahaleenah Kai-Lucia. The Antipode eventually came to be known as Yaldabaoth, the Chief Demiurge.

 

Both wars were elements of a grand, divine scheme developed not only to renew and invigorate Heaven, but provide a pathway towards a more exalted type of Godhood and a new celestial kingdom of Heaven — the Kingdom of the Ahgendai. According to scripture, participation in the Second War was a foreordained and secret prerequisite for Gods and Goddesses to qualify for a this pathway of exaltation in the kingdom of the Ahgendai. As stated by The One:

 

For in the crucible of war did I intend two great and lasting benefits; for in the first benefit would all the Heavens be renewed and invigorated by the struggle of Light and Darkness; and in the second benefit would there arise the kingdom of the Ahgendai, possessing within its realms the greatest Gods of all, to stand beside my Azraella as warriors of light most fully knowing.

6th Endowment 1:28

 

Who then among the Gods would prove themselves most worthy, to become themselves far greater and filled with mighty powers? For among the Gods is it rightly known that beyond such powers as the Gods do wield, still is there found some greater power, and beyond the glory which can be seen is still a greater glory.

Who then among the Gods would choose to stand apart, to prove themselves through decisions and actions as those who would inherit; taking to themselves, after many tribulations, this far more greater prize which I would deign to offer?

For if the Azraella and his Daughter should be the forebearers of some greater kingdom, then who among the Gods already could be found those who would prove themselves the children; having proven themselves through some mighty test as those most worthy to strive?

6th Endowment 1:19-21

 

A significant component of this new path to glory features the incarnation of spirit on this very earth — a unique planet referred to as the First World, or the world of the First Power. In the opening of the 6th Endowment, The One reveals his intent in revealing details pertaining to the Second War, declaring it a means to inspire confidence and hope in the children of God. For, according to scripture, all spirit children incarnating here on this earth were counted among the Gods and Goddesses who strove against the Darkness in the Second War in Heaven, specifically, the battle of Gilliahmas.

 

Come then and I will reveal to you such strength and courage as you possess already, which strength and courage lies unseen and unregarded deep within the soul of you; for in ages past did you prove yourselves as those most worthy.

Thus would I reveal the mystery of that second war which engulfed the whole of Heaven; and in its telling shall you see the likeness of yourselves, and in the seeing take upon yourselves a new and shining confidence filled with hope.

6th Endowment 1:60-61

 

Behold then this mystery of mysteries, and in its telling take great thought to ponder well the course before you; for in the revelation of godly things would I have you strengthened and not as one made weak and feeble, becoming yourself instead as one awake and most aware of the God which walks among you, and of the power which lies within you to do much good.

6th Endowment 13:55

 

The Second War is presented as a crucial element behind God’s plan to advance Heaven towards increased glory and strength, while concurrently addressing perennial questions relating to who we are, where we came from, and the purpose for which we are here. Notwithstanding, many aspects of the Second War are steeped in mystery and inspire many questions.

 

 

Second War Review

 

The Second War had two purposes or benefits: determine those of the Elohim [2] who would be worthy candidates for a new, more exalted class of Godhood; and renew and invigorate Heaven through pain and struggle (6:1:18, 52-54).

 

Much had changed since Yaldabaoth’s first attack against Heaven. After planting dark seeds of rebellion in the Arch-Angel, Shaemdiel, the Chief Demiurge and his bastard son, Jehovah-Yahweh, established their dominion in the First Cosmos. Throughout the millennia, Yaldabaoth set about organizing a horde of lesser demons into ten massive armies, each commanded by a Dark Prince, the most prominent of whom was Jehovah-Yahweh. Yaldabaoth made preparations, intent to launch yet another attack against the realms of Heaven (6:8:12-23). Yet, this was all a part of The One’s design — that the Nemesis prove a genuine threat to the realms and citizens of Heaven. In fact, it was the Azraella who inspired Yaldabaoth to create a dark army and attack the gates of Heaven in some future siege (5:17:19-33).

 

Having a keen understanding of Yaldabaoth’s nature, the Azraella determined both the timing and location of the various phases of battle that comprised the Second War.

 

Know then my brave and noble Daughter, that in the coming of Adam and Eve have I determined the time when war begins, perceiving deeply through subtle knowing the nature of Yaldabaoth; and in his coming against the Heavens have I determined that one place where he shall be defeated.

6th Endowment 3:47

 

 

The Azraella foreknew Yaldabaoth would launch his attack against Heaven with the advent of the first dispensation on earth, initiated by Adam and Eve’s "dawn upon the world of man” (6:3:47; 6:7:55). Yaldabaoth planned to initiate a simultaneous attack against both the realms of Heaven and Adam and Eve, believing that in doing so the Adaam would abandon the world of the First Power and return to Heaven to assist in its defense, thereby leaving the earth to be ruled by the Demiurge. Despite Yaldabaoth’s strategy, the Azraella was confident that Michael and Sher-el would remain steadfast in their responsibilities on earth (6:3:40-48).

 

A curious aspect of the Second War is its correlation to events and characters here on earth. For example, scripture presents Cain’s murder of Abel as the opening of the war, revealing how Shaemdiel’s oldest son was able to incarnate as Adam and Eve’s first child, “...even Cain who through an act of dreadful violence would start the war in Heaven” (6:8:20).

 

The reader is also presented with the seemingly paradoxical situation wherein Adam and Eve (the mortal manifestations of Michael and Sher-el) are able to continue to fulfill their duties in establishing the first dispensation on earth (6:8:46-55), while simultaneously (as Michael and Sher-el) serving primary roles in gathering and leading a heavenly host to the aid of Mahaleenah at the battle of Gilliahmas (6:9:64-65; 6:10:19-23). This situation is one of many interesting features presented by the scriptural account of the Second War. In the case of Michael and Sher-el, questions naturally arise pertaining to topics like timeline dynamics, time dilation, the bi-location of spirit/consciousness, and parameters surrounding the dream state of celestial beings.

 

The Second War consists of four distinct battles fought in different regions and dimensions located near or within the realms of the Celestial Kingdom. The name of each battle designates the region in which it was fought, including: Xanjipoorah, Korisedrah, Gilliahmas, and Soli-Endi-Muhat. After the initial confrontation between the forces of the Ahgendai and the Demiurge at the battle of Xanjipoorah (6:9:1-44), the Ahgendai feign retreat and separate, successfully splitting the ranks of the Demiurge in accordance with the Azraella’s strategy. While Azraella fought Yaldabaoth at the Rift of Korisedrah, Mahaleenah battled against Jehovah-Yahweh and two other dark Princes in the regions of Gilliahmas. It was there, at Gilliahmas, that the hosts of Heaven — led by Michael and Sher-el — came to the timely aid of Mahaleenah and her army. All forces converged for the final phase of battle pre-determined to take place in the regions of Soli-Endi-Muhat.

 

 

Significant Passages (Pre-War)

 

 

• Predicting the Second War in Heaven         6:3:40-45        6:6:43-45          6:7:55

 

Azraella’s grand intent behind the Second War       6:11:20-24    

 

Gods/Goddesses of the Celestial Kingdom descend to Olaha Shinehah to give comfort and encouragement        6:9:7-8

 

• Demiurge breach the Surinatha — Initial confrontation with the Ahgendai        6:8:56-58 — 6:9:1-21

 

The armies of the Demiurge charge against the Light        6:9:23

 

 

...And The One spoke to his Beloved: “The plan is set and traps made ready, and now the fearsome struggle; that from this pain might come rebirth and all things good shall seem as new and made most brightly shining.”

6th Endowment 9:22

 

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Forces of Light —  Army of the Ahgendai        (6:9:26-27)

 

Azraella Ahgendai

• 80,000 Greater Seraphim

• 7,000 Oggaliaphim

 

Mahaleenah Kai-Lucia

• 300,000 Cherubim

 

Heavenly Hosts     (6:10:1-42)

• a tenth part of Elohim

• a “vast and mighty host” of Terrestrial citizens

 

Organized and led by Michael and Sher-el after observing the Ahgendai separate and retreat from Xanjipoorah. The hosts rush to the aid of Mahaleenah during the Battle of Gilliahmas.

 

Reinforcements      (6:11:26-28)

• 400,000 Cherubim — led by Murel-Sundii-Mahali

• 220,000 Seraphim — led by Abdiel the Commander

 

The reinforcements were secretly prepared by the Azraella to aid Mahaleenah and the heavenly host at Gilliahmas if necessary. The forces gathered at Kolob’s Cluster, but were never dispatched.

 

 

 

Forces of Darkness — Army of the Demiurge     (6:11:54-57)

 

   Yaldabaoth

   

         Kalliform

 

              Dark Princes (10)   — Each Prince commanded a vast army    (6:1:48-51)

1. Jehovah-Yahweh

2. Emanu-Elish

3. Dagon-Erat

4. Apuis-Ra

5. Osceo-Ka’in

6. Tapari-Chemoshi

7.   ?

8.   ?

9.   ?

10. ?

 

     Doud  (millions)

 

     Kezan  (tens of millions (?))

 

 

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Weaponry, Abilities, Outcomes

 

During the Second War, the nature of battle between the Demiurgos and the forces of Light is presented as both primitive and visceral. Combat is multi-dimensional, which poses a challenge in comprehending the scope and nature of the various engagements. The number of dimensions, primes and fractals at one’s disposal determines the power and potential danger presented on the battle field. For example, the Terrestrial host and members of the Elohim led by Michael and Sher-el were equipped and trained in the use of twelve dimensions. Yet, the Doud were capable of destroying these celestial citizens, being armed with weapons that could “pierce at once the twelve dimensions of Heaven” (6:8:16). The ten Dark Princes of Yaldabaoth possessed even greater power, controlling nineteen dimensions. Yaldabaoth could access twenty-three dimensions (5:13:56-58). The Ahgendai (along with Azraella’s personal guard) had control of twenty-four dimensions (5:12:13; 5:13:71-75).

 

Both factions were equipped with weaponry and trained in the art and strategy of warfare and combat (6:8:16-18; 6:10:40). The Demiurge were deadly, and posed a genuine threat to the citizens of Heaven. It seems that most of the Demiurge were armed with either swords or spears created from “darkest matter, which weapons could pierce at once the twelve dimensions of Heaven, to cast into oblivion the one who should be pierced” (6:8:16). Dark Princes were likely armed with swords and shields also (6:11:36).

 

The Cherubim fought with bows and “arrows of cunning design and power”, while the Seraphim held swords of flaming fire and shields of “curious design and function” (6:3:23-24). It is not clear what members of the Terrestrial host and the Arch-Angels fought with, other than being equipped with “weapons of power and mystery” (6:10:40).

 

The Azraella and Mahaleenah were both equipped with battle armor and fought with a sword and shield, all of which was forged by the Azraella in the fires of Mount Negurah (5:14:57-62). The Oggaliaphim, who served as Azraella’s personal guard, were powerful weapons in and of themselves. As creatures of pure energy manifesting as pillars of fire, the Oggaliaphim used their abilities during the Second War to transform themselves into enlarged versions of other creatures, like dragons and lions (5:13:69, 6:9:27, AZC — Oggaliaphim).

 

With the exception of the four Dark Princes destroyed by the Ahgendai, none of the Demiurge were actually killed. Instead, upon receiving a “fatal” blow, the demons were immediately transported and imprisoned in the depths of the great Abyss (6:9:26,30,62; 6:11:4,31; 6:12:23). The fate of these captives is not addressed in scripture.

 

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Summary of Battles

 

Battle of Xanjipoorah         (6:9:23-60)   (Xanjipoorah)

 

• Location:  outside of the Celestial Kingdom, closer to the Olaha Shinehah (?)    (6:9:46)

• Duration:  8 days (6:9:44)

• Casualties:  1 million Doud cast into the Abyss (6:9:62)

 

After eight days of furious battle and in accordance with the pre-established strategy to divide Yaldabaoth’s forces, Mahaleenah retreated with the Cherubim and 7,000 of the Seraphim. The armies of Jehovah-Yahweh, Emanu-Elish and Dagon-Erat followed Mahaleenah and her forces across the Chasm to the regions of Gilliahmas (6:9:44-54). Azraella continues to fight Yaldabaoth, but eventually retreats to the Rift of Korisedrah, followed closely by the Lord of Chaos and seven massive armies (6:9:57-62). 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).

 

Observing the retreat of the Ahgendai and fearing the potential loss of Heaven, Michael and Sher-el sought out Ahman and Galendriel to determine a course of action (6:9:64-65; 6:10:1-33).

 

“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

 

 

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.

6th Endowment 11:20-22

 

With the armies of Light and Darkness split, Mahaleenah and Azraella battled the Demiurge at the same time in different locations. While Mahaleenah was fighting at Gilliahmas, Azraella (who had continued to battle at Xanjipoorah for a period of time) was fighting Yaldabaoth at the Rift of Korisedrah. The first phase of battle at Gilliahmas occurred while Azraella fought Yaldabaoth and his armies at the Rift of Korisedrah.

 

 

Battle of Gilliahmas      (6:9:64 — 6:10:64... 6:11:14 — 6:12:27)   (Gilliahmas)

 

All citizens from the Terrestrial Kingdom who responded to the ‘call to arms’ were given the keys to twelve dimensions, making them equal in power to the Gods and Goddesses of the Celestial Kingdom (6:10:40). 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).

 

On the seventh day at Gilliahmas, Yaldabaoth arrived from fighting Azraella at the Rift of Koriseedrah. Mahaleenah fought Yaldabaoth face to face, during which battle her shield was shattered by a blow from the Chief Demiurge (6:12:9-14). While Malaheenah succeeded in piercing Yaldabaoth, the Lord of Chaos countered with a wounding blow. Seeing Mahaleenah fall, the Forces of Light swarmed to attacked the Chief Demiurgos in “an act of supreme oneness” (6:12:14-19). This auspicious moment was perhaps the most significant event during the Second War. Having recovered from her wounds, Mahaleenah led the retreat to the designated location of the final phase of battle: Soli-Endi-Muhat.

 

Location (Gilliahmas):  In the realms of Elohim, near the world of Jeruel  (6:9:46)

 

• Forces of Light:  Mahaleenah + 300,000 Cherubim + 7,000 Seraphim  (6:9:50)
Michael and Sher-el arrived with 40 Arch-Angels and a host of volunteers

 

• Forces of Darkness:  Armies of Jehovah-Yahweh, Emanu-Elish, Dagon-Erat  (6:9:52)

 

Duration:  4 days of battle — Michael and the heavenly host arrives sometime during this period
2 days off — Armies of Light and
Darkness pause to regroup and seek an advantage (6:11:42-45)
7th day — Yaldabaoth and his armies arrive; forces of Light battle then retreat to
Soli-Endi-Muhat (6:11:42-46)

 

• Casualties:  Armies of Mahaleenah  —  Total slain or wounded:  5%

Archons destroyed:  26    (6:12:22-23)

Armies of Yaldabaoth   —   Emanu-Elish destroyed by Mahaleenah

Total Demiurge captured and made to dwell in the Abyss:  20%

 

 

The Battle of Korisedrah    (6:9:57-63 ... 6:11:1-18)  (Korisedrah)

 

After battling the armies of the Demiurge for eight days in the regions of Xanjipoorah, the Ahgendai initiated Mahaleenah’s planned retreat, along with her Cherubim forces and 7,000 Seraphim. As she fled to the regions of Gilliahmas, the Azraella continued to fight Yaldabaoth and his seven remaining armies at Xanjipoorah. The battle was vicious, with neither side giving ground.

 

Azraella eventually initiated the next phase of battle, and as practiced, withdrew his forces to the Rift of Korisedrah (6:9:60). It was there that Azraella led the vast Demiurge hordes through a narrow gateway between the folds of constricted dimensions, manipulated by the Koshendai (6:11:1-2). Upon exiting the other side, the forces of Light quickly turned upon the ranks of the Demiurge which were pressed and choked by the narrow confines of the Rift. Azraella and his army proved successful in working a mighty slaughter against the Demiurge.

 

Realizing he had been led into a trap, Yaldabaoth called retreat, hoping the Ahgendai would follow the Demiurge back through the Rift. Yet Azraella was content to hold his ground. Yaldabaoth proceeded to battle the Azraella in hand to hand combat, yet he was thrown back into the Rift again and again. After his attempts to break apart the Rift failed, Yaldabaoth withdrew his forces to consider what next to do. It was then that the Chief Demiurgos heard in his mind a cry of great alarm from Jehovah-Yahweh, who had lost his advantage at Gilliahmas with the arrival of Michael and the heavenly host. Hoping to draw the Azraella from his fortified position, Yaldaboath resolved to rush to Gilliahmas and attack Mahaleenah, believing Azraella would come to her aid (6:11:16-19).

 

Instead of going to Gilliahmas, the Azraella and his army traveled to Kolob’s Cluster, where he had foreordained the secret gathering of additional forces, including 400,000 Cherubim  led by Murel-Sundii-Mahali, and 220,000 Seraphim led by Abdiel the Commander (6:11:26-27).

 

• Location (Korisedrah) : unknown — near the portals of Alu-Shali   

• Forces of Light:  Azraella + 73,000 Seraphim + 7,000 Oggaliaphim   (aided by the Koshendai)

• Forces of Darkness:  Yaldabaoth + Kalliform + 7 Princes and their armies

• Duration:  7 days (?)

• Casualties: (?) The Demiurge suffered considerably greater losses than the Azraella’s forces.

 

 

The Battle of Soli-Endi-Muhat   (6:12:19 — 6:13:43)   (Soli-Endi-Muhat)

 

While the Azraella traveled from the Rift of Korisedrah to meet with reinforcements at Kolob’s Cluster, Yaldabaoth was rushing to Gilliahmas to amass his entire army against Mahaleenah and the Heavenly Host. After the armies of Light waged a united counter-attack against Yaldabaoth (6:12:14-19), Mahaleenah announced retreat to Soli-Endi-Muhat. For it was there that the Azraella had determined to enact the final phase of battle, having fashioned a trap — a massive, yet hidden vortex which connected the realms of Heaven to the cosmos of the First Creation.

 

As Mahaleenah led the retreat from Gilliahmas, the surviving Archons of Elohim held the Demiurge at bay, allowing the Terrestrial host to gain ground in their withdrawal (6:12:21-38). Arriving at Soli-Endi-Muhat, the Daughter was briefly reunited with her Father before gathering the Terrestrial host to enter through the vortex — an act previously rehearsed by the Ahgendai (6:12:46-49). Withstanding one last personal attack by Jehovah-Yahweh, Mahaleenah led the Terrestrial host through the vortex, to suddenly disappear from the field of battle. Flying through the heart of the seven suns of Ashengaard which anchored the great vortex, Mahaleenah and the Terrestrial host were healed of their wounds, to arrive safely in the system of Mahaliel (6:12:50-63).

 

With the disappearance of Mahaleenah and the Heavenly host, Yaldabaoth seethed with suspicion and rage. Assigning Jehovah-Yahweh with five other Princes (?) to attack the legions of Seraphim and Cherubim, Yaldabaoth took the three remaining Princes to launch a surprise attack against the Azraella in the hidden folds of the twenty-third dimension (6:13:7-8). The Azraella was struck off balance and left exposed by Yaldabaoth’s sudden attack, but the Oggaliaphim came quickly to defend, giving the Azraella time to recover. Despite a united charge against the Azraella by the Dark Princes Apuis-Ra, Osceo-Ka’in and Tapari-Chemoshi, the Ahgendai destroyed all three of Yaldabaoth’s sons in a blazing fury of vicious battle.

 

With the death of his three sons, Yaldabaoth leaped to attack the Azraella. There ensued the “most terrible struggle of all, each combatant striking blow for blow against each other” (6:13:20). Slowly, the Azraella and his troops gave ground, yielding most subtly to give the Demiurge a false impression. Closer and closer the Forces of Light moved toward the invisible vortex. Then suddenly, with shocking power, the Azraella threw Yaldabaoth back into his own ranks and quickly leapt into the vortex with his forces following close behind. Seeing the sudden retreat of Azraella and the armies of Light, Yaldabaoth rushed quickly in pursuit, with his army of doom following close behind. There, in a sudden quiet instant, the realms of Heaven were rescued from the threat of war and destruction (6:13:20-29).

 

The armies of Light and Darkness flew through the vortex, passing through each of the seven suns of Ashengaard. While the warriors of Light were refreshed and healed as they passed through each sun, the legions of Darkness were filled with dread and apprehension, being pulled inexorably into the heart of each of the seven suns. While the armies of Light were restored to health, the ranks of the Demiurge (except for Yaldabaoth) became progressively confused, to forget who and what they were and from whence they came (6:13:32-36). Exiting from the seventh sun of Ashengaard, the Demiurge found themselves back where they had begun — in the regions of the First Cosmos. The armies of Light found refuge on the moon of the seventh moon of Mahaliel (6:13:37-43).
 

 

Location (Soli-Endi-Muhat):  Near the center of the Celestial Kingdom, in the region surrounding Factor X

• Forces of Light:  Armies of Azraella and 620,000 reinforcements + Archons of Elohim (a part of the Heavenly Host)

• Forces of Darkness:  Yaldabaoth and his legions — less one Dark Prince: Emanu-Elish

Duration:  unknown

• Casualties:  Three Dark Princes destroyed by Azraella:  Apuis-Ra, Osceo-Ka’in, Tapari-Chemoshi

 

Conclusion

 

According to scripture, twenty-six Arch-Angels were destroyed at the Battle of Gilliahmas. A memorial was built on the world of Jeruel between the temple of Archons and the temple of Valhaladea to honor those of the Elohim who perished in battle. A cluster of twenty-six suns was also placed in the regions of the Chasm which separated the Celestial Kingdom from Olaha Shinehah. Each sun was named after one of the fallen Arch-Angels (6:13:43-44). A memorial was also created to honor those of the Cherubim which fell in combat. According to Azrael’s Commentary:

 

“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.”

Azrael’s CommentaryCherubim , para. 3

 

As the Forces of Light found refuge in the Ahgendai kingdom (which was hidden in the folds of the twenty-fourth dimension (6:13:38)), the legions of the Demiurge exited the vortex in a state of temporary amnesia. Yaldabaoth was the only one to retain his faculties, confused by the disappearance of his enemies and troubled at how he could have ended up back in the realms of the First Cosmos. Over time, the Demiurge were brought back to a “slow remembrance of who and what they were, recollecting...the nearness of certain victory over the Heavens far beyond” (6:13:39-42).

 

All heavenly citizens who survived the war found themselves on the moon of the seventh moon of Mahaliel. Sometime after the war, a great Convocation was held, during which the Azraella revealed a new pathway to greater exaltation, which pathway was established upon incarnation on the world of the First Power (6:13:46-54).

 

And to all which were gathered did the Azraella speak, to apportion to those of the Elohim an inheritance among the Ahgendai, if they should so desire; to become themselves as sons and daughters of a new and differing order of Godhood; to stand forever beside the Azraella and his Daughter in keeping forever young the Heavens which they loved.

For on the world of the First Power would even all who stood beside the Ahgendai in fierce and hurtful battle be given the promise of a far more greater glory; for those of the Elohim which had served in battle, even these would become as sons and daughters of the Ahgendai if it so be that they should regain anew their holiness in the world of the First Power.

While all those which were come from the Terrestrial Kingdom to fight against the Darkness, even they would become as ministering angels on the moon of the seventh moon of Mahaliel, if it so be that they should strive with all diligence in bringing about the designs of God in the working of the dispensations in the world so far away.

And between the lesser and the greater was there placed the workings of a new and differing order of Hodos Alea whereby any who should have desires might become themselves as the sons and daughters of the Ahgendai, having proven themselves as those most worthy upon the world of the First Power.

6th Endowment 13:47-50

 

 

Notes/References:

 

[1] The phrase “second war” is never presented in scripture as a proper noun (“Second War”). However, I (the editor) have chosen to capitalize this phrase (as well as the phrase “First War”) for use in this Dictionary.

 

[2]  In addition to members of the Elohim, citizens of the Terrestrial Kingdom were also included in the “call to arms” request for volunteers to assist the Ahgendai in defending Heaven against the Demiurge. These citizens were given access and training in twelve dimensions, making them equal in power to citizens of the Elohim. The “Heavenly Host” includes both Terrestrial and Celestial citizens who followed Michael and Sher-el to assist Mahaleenah at Gilliahmas.

 

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Now in going to the world of the First Power would Adam and Eve prove the trigger which would set in motion most dire events, though they themselves did not know it, neither did the Elohim possess forewarning; for even all were made most eager and filled with joy in establishing the dispensations of Hodos Alea.

6th Endowment 7:55

 

Now in the regions of the Void did Yaldabaoth create weapons of war for all his mighty hosts, each army being armed and fiercely trained; for each Doud did Yaldabaoth arm with spear and sword, made of darkest matter, which weapons could pierce at once the twelve dimensions of Heaven, to cast into oblivion the one who should be pierced.

And Yaldabaoth fiercely ordered the training of the hosts, each army compelled to practice in tactics and maneuvers, even till the hosts of Darkness did move as one together; each moving in support to form some great design which would sweep away into oblivion the forces of Light arrayed against them.

To prove at last, through darkest strategies, the victors over God; having cast into most glooming shadows the light and joy of Heaven, to crush at last the very One from whom the Heavens sprang, enthroning within the realms of God this Yaldabaoth who darkly rules.

So began the path to war where Light and Darkness meet, for on the world of man did Shaemdiel set forth his hand to trouble Adam and Eve, to weigh them down in sorrow; having called out from among his own, another of the Fallen who would foreshadow his dark design.

For there was numbered among the Fallen the eldest son of Shaemdiel who in former days of light and glory did hold the keys of mystery; and even this one did Shaemdiel call forth to be the son of Adam and Eve, even Cain who through an act of dreadful violence would start the war in Heaven.

Knowing himself that in the doing might distress and grief press hard against the very Adaam, to spring up within their midst; for Cain did afflict the heart of Adam and Eve, perceiving their instructions through a wounded, hurtful pride.

6th Endowment 8:16-21

Season of the Song
Self-Created One