As the Chief Arch-Angels of Elohim, Michael and Sher-el were appointed to oversee
the seven dispensations of God on this world — referred to as the world of the First
Power. In addition, they were chosen to establish the first dispensation, to serve
as Adam and Eve in laying the foundations of civilization among the Enoshahim (evolutionary
modern humans) and preparing the way for the incarnation of spirit children (6:3:44-45;
6:7:48-56; W:16:46). This crucial task was foreknown to be fraught with challenge,
as both the Demiurge and the Fallen had previously claimed the earth as their own
and were battling amongst themselves for dominion.
During the Second War against the Demiurge, Sher-el and her Beloved organized and
led volunteers to go to the aid of the Ahgendai Goddess, Mahaleenah, during the battle
of Gilliahmas (6:10:1-38). Together, they led forty other Arch-Angels in defending
Mahaleenah against the massive armies of the Demiurge (6:11:32—6:12:63).
Scripture relates only a single incident in which Sher-el communes with mortal humans.
Prior to Yasher-Baal’s second siege against the holy city of Zion, Sher-el descended
to comfort and counsel Bashia and the high priestesses who were praying in the temple.
During the auspicious visitation, Sher-el assures the Matriarchy that Zion would
be delivered from the evils of Yasher-Baal. In addition, Sher-el reveals the importance
of getting the woman Japhia outside the walls of Zion, to unite with her husband
Methuselah, thereby ensuring the Matriarchal and Patriarchal priesthood remain intact
upon the earth (B:17:26-50).
Divine Lineage of Sher-el
Areta — Supreme Mother of All
Galendriel — co-Ahman of Elohim
Sher-el — Chief Aretakai of Elohim
Sophiel — Holy Spirit / Great Mother Spirit
Beginnings 17:26-50 Sher-el communes with the high priestesses of Zion
5th Endowment 16:1-41 Sher-el and Michael attempt to console Shaemdiel amidst
Yaldabaoth’s first attack
6th Endowment 7:47-57 Sher-el and Michael are appointed to initiate the first
dispensation on the world of the First Power
6th Endowment 10:1-38 Michael and Sher-el During the Second War, Michael
and Sher-el petition Ahman to convene the Elohim and call for volunteers to assist
6th Endowment 11:32-51 Michael and Sher-el lead forty Arch-Angels and a heavenly
host to aid Mahaleenah at the battle of Gilliahmas
And the Ancient of Days spoke unto the Teacher a great parable, saying: “In the beginning
did Michael and his Beloved together dream, and Adam and Eve came unto the earth
that God might breathe into man the breath of life, whereby the children of men might
possess a living soul.
Now this great Prince, even Michael, determined the season in which the spirits of
men, whether male or female, might go forth unto the earth. And when the time appointed
drew nigh, Michael did come down unto the earth with his Beloved, clothed in the
flesh of mortality, even in the skins of animals, that the world might receive the
spirits which Emmanuel did fashion according to his love for Sophiel, even the Great
Which thing caused that First Man should seek for some deliverance against the bitter
judgments of the Demiurge; and in the time appointed, we did send unto the earth
even Michael that he might establish the first of many dispensations.
And he did walk upon the earth to dwell among the children of men, and there was
with him his own Beloved, and Adam and Eve prospered upon the earth throughout all
the days of their sojourn, teaching unto the children of men an abundance of goodly
1st Endowment 2:17-18
Yet of those who would come as Adam and Eve do I know full well, having myself plumbed
their depths, and their resolve have I fully measured; for in Michael and Sher-el
have I found no degree of variance regarding the deeper mysteries of God, being themselves
relentless in the living of their faith.
Thus in the diligence of Adam and Eve shall the Demiurge fail in forcing God from
the world of First Man; causing that the dispensations of light should roll forth
throughout the darkness, lifting high what now seems common, making noble what now
6th Endowment 3:44-45
For there gathered in solemn assembly even all the Elohim at once together, each
according to their quorum, each within their House; and between the great temples,
upon a sea of blue sapphire did they array themselves for counsel.
And there was it appointed by Ahman and Galendriel that Michael and Sher-el should
go themselves to the world of the First Power, and there begin the dispensations
of God, for they desired to bring about the designs of Areta and The One; being hopeful
themselves that in the doing they might reclaim the very Fallen, to bring them home
6th Endowment 7:47-48
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
But if they would continue in the world of the First Power, to move throughout the
dispensations, then must they also meet the criteria which the Azraella had established;
not knowing beforehand the standard to be met, causing that they should trust in
faith and hope together, committing themselves to the will of God till the day of
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.
So was it appointed by the Elohim that Michael and Sher-el should go to the world
so far beyond, which very world was uncreated by God; having likewise appointed six
others which would head dispensations of their own, having proven themselves worthy
of every honor, even as Michael and Sher-el.