The Telestial Kingdom - - The First Principality
The One returns home – Children are separated according to their heart’s desire –
Three kingdoms of glory to be created – Bridging kingdoms: eternal progression –
The Telestial Kingdom of Glory – The first principality of the Telestial Kingdom
– Tabernacles of flesh and bone – The Day of Renewing – Dimensions and unseen barriers
– The Principles and Rights of Friendship and Continued Associations
1 And the angels sang in winged flight, sending into the airs of Heaven the anthems
of their joy, twirling and soaring with cheerful glee, swooping low above the earth
in a quick and happy rush, then mounting again the gentle winds to chase the clouds
along, to fling themselves with wild abandon in the midst of Heaven’s light;
2 Being themselves most deep delighted at the returning of The One, seeing in the
whole of God together, that good and blissful state where love is rich with promise
and life is filled with hope.
3 Thus in the returning of The One did Heaven rejoice aloud; and into the arms of
God did the Father and Mother meet with kisses and fiery breath, being each most
happy to receive the other’s love through the rhythms of their soul;
4 Pouring into their life together the sum of all their joy, being each most anxious
to give the fullness of their love, carrying each other but swift away through the
passions of their heart, being each solicitous and always grateful in the giving
and receiving of soft affections laced with fire.
5 And the days to weeks did softly rush, and the season quietly turned, and on a
certain day did The One and Areta go walking by the sea to watch the angels play,
which very angels were themselves as one heart, one mind, one soul, being in each
most deeply devoted and filled with thoughtful care in the loving of their God.
6 Now as The One held Areta close beside him, he gave to her a full report of that
second dispensation which did move upon the earth, to touch the lives of every man
and every woman who must live the mortal life.
7 And Areta, in the hearing of all his words, spoke to her Beloved, saying: “Behold,
my Love, how the children have begun already to separate themselves, each according
to their heart’s desire, which desire is made the reflection of their truer selves,
deciding even now that portion of God which they would take for themselves only.
8 For there are many which see in the mortal life, the only life worthy of consideration,
treating with cool disdain the things which move the spirit, striving now with many
efforts to gather such riches and power and fame as the mortal life would offer;
9 Becoming themselves as those distracted while the spirit is left forgotten, being
itself alone within the flesh, having for itself no voice, for the body will not
hear, having for itself no eyes, for the body of the flesh cannot see beyond the
shadows of the day.
10 Such as these, believing in themselves that the flesh of the body is the only
self, become themselves as one consumed and ever desperate, filled with many hurts;
ever willing to trade away the goodness of their spirit for the gain of some advantage,
becoming in themselves devoid of love and wisdom, rejecting for themselves the only
truth for the sake of ego only.
11 Still do others in the living of mortal life acknowledge the movement of God
in the affairs of men, yet being themselves unwilling to full embrace the doing of
12 Becoming themselves ever quick in the paying of lip service to God and spiritual
things, but always going along their way, becoming themselves as one unmoved, untouched,
13 Being themselves never at peace or fully content in the seeking of their God,
but becoming themselves both pushed and harried, first by the demands of the ego
without, then next by the spirit within, yet being themselves unable to decide the
way which they should go;
14 Believing in themselves of God and Heaven, but becoming as unconverted in the
doing of goodly things, ever striving in one moment to touch the soul within, but
in the next letting go to pursue the lustings of the flesh.
15 These are they which receive the things of God with joy at first hearing, but
soon do the joys fade away because of many burdens, which burdens do weary the heart,
causing that they should prove themselves variable and inconstant with regard to
16 Becoming in themselves neither hot nor cold, being in their minds ever tormented
between the cravings of the flesh and the longings of the spirit, being themselves
neither alive nor dead to spiritual things, but ever proving themselves without devotion
and lacking in faith.
17 Yet consider, my Love, how there are those few who desire the things of God with
open hearts, proving themselves most eager to do and to be as the Father and Mother
which brought them forth midst fire and light and loving passions;
18 Yielding themselves before the whisperings of the soul within to touch the mind
of God, seizing hold with anxious hands to draw all Heaven near whereby they might
become holy even as we are holy, filled with wisdom and tender love;
19 Being in themselves filled with faith and constant hope in reaching forth to
God, believing deep within the heart that even they shall quick receive the light
which in us shines, becoming through godly actions as those most truly converted;
20 Casting forth into the world the love which comes from God, being always anxious
to speak of heavenly things, even in the midst of those who cannot hear, being themselves
most constant in the living of the godly life.
21 Bearing always that happy light which in them burns, giving forth for all to
see the brightness of those deeper things which move even as a mighty river within
the depths of all their soul to fill the void of common days with songs of inward
22 Enduring through grace such trials as do rush upon them from time to time, feeling
themselves as always blessed in the knowing of their God;
23 Speaking to those who likewise suffer words of encouragement and strength, proving
themselves by what they do that they are the sure fulfillment of all our hopes, to
become themselves the very Teraphim which would follow after God.
24 Consider then, my Love, how the children of our soul have divided themselves,
through the desires of all their heart, and look you well with thoughtful eye upon
this Heaven which we have made.
25 For in all the creations of the First Cosmos, and in this cosmos which we have
made, there is nothing which can compare to the beauty and fashion of the earth and
moon which do shine for the joy of all.
26 See, then, how that in this one Heaven is it not good that all our children have
just one glory only, causing that those which would be holy and wise and always faithful
in following after God should have no glory greater than those who seek not after
God but who contented themselves only with the lesser things.
27 Let us, therefore, set within this Heaven three kingdoms which shall prove as
separate and apart; for it is good that our children should inherit for themselves
that portion of our glory which they would decide themselves to take;
28 Becoming in each themselves the one which chooses the place where they shall
prove most happy and deeply blessed, to please themselves as they desire, being fulfilled
as they themselves shall deem.
29 Thus shall we lay that sure and certain pathway wherein even all our children
might progress from lesser to greater in the kingdoms of God, according to their
desire and no other beside, to decide for themselves the place where they would dwell,
to feel themselves blessed and full content in the kingdom of their choosing.
30 But even though our children should take to themselves the things which would
prove less, still let us build between the kingdoms of Heaven such bridges as would
lead to greater glory, causing that those who should desire, in some far and distant
time, even these might take to themselves a greater glory than they had ever known
before, to draw themselves ever closer to the heart of God;
31 To take to themselves through small degrees a portion of ourselves whereby they
might yearn for still far greater things than they have ever dreamed, becoming in
likeness unto us, being drawn ever nearer to that glory which would give birth in
them the seed of some eternal increase, even worlds without end.”
32 Now these are the words which Areta spoke to her Beloved; and The One did answer
her, saying: “Well have you spoken, my good and tender Love; for all these things
which you have thoughtful pondered have I, myself, likewise seen.
33 Let us then act as one together, and in this place which we call Heaven fashion
for our children three kingdoms of glory; that in such kingdoms where they might
dwell, even all might grow and become as they themselves might choose.
34 And these three kingdoms shall we make as one together in the hand of God to
be called hereafter the Telestial Kingdom of Glory, being itself fashioned for the
benefit of all our children, providing that everyone separately should find among
the three lesser kingdoms of the Telestial Kingdom a place of happiness and life
35 For in these three kingdoms shall be found the principalities wherein our children
shall live as they desire, finding therein the fulfillment of such dreams as shall
rise up from out of the very heart and soul together.
36 Let us, in this present moment, determine the place and boundary of such principalities
as shall comprise this Telestial Kingdom of Glory; that in the moving of the dispensations
we might make known to all our children the height and breadth and depth of that
kingdom wherein they must go to decide themselves the glory they would take.”
37 Such words did The One speak, and pointing to the moon of Paradise which moved
round and round the first world of Heaven, The One spoke again, saying:
38 “Behold, my Love, that yonder moon which glows so brightly forth; this then be
the first principality of the Telestial Kingdom, for there unto shall we send forth
the children which cared not for God and spiritual things while in the mortal life,
thinking only of such things as would please the flesh of the body while the spirit
and soul were left in want and deep despair.
39 For in this first principality shall they find a good and happy life, filled
with many blessings, being made to become again as husbands and wives, fathers, and
mothers, sons and daughters throughout the moving of their life.
40 For it is expedient that they participate through small degrees in the likeness
of our glory, even though they prove unable in their present state to embrace the
sum of who we are, being themselves constrained through some lesser vision to choose
the lesser portion.
41 Thus for their sake is it most needful that all who should inherit this Telestial
Kingdom be given tabernacles of flesh and bone, whereby they might experience again
the passions of men and women; for in the loving of each the other shall they feel
the presence of something far greater still which would lie as deep and calm within
the very midst of them.
42 For it is in their sexual expressions of love and passion that shall build in
them the need for some far more greater place, being themselves ever led by small
degrees, causing that they should continue in yearning for things beyond themselves;
which things are made to rest in the bosom of our glory forever and ever.
43 Let, then, even all who would inherit for themselves this first principality
dress it all about even as they shall choose, to build for themselves such homes
and cities as would fill them up with joy and purpose together.
44 And to this shall we permit that they should progress as far as their heart desires
in the building up of their kingdom, to increase in themselves such arts and sciences
as will enrich their lives;
45 Causing that if they should journey forth to distant stars, even there shall
we provide worlds most beautiful and rare, whereby they might inhabit them; and even
these worlds shall we add to the kingdom of their glory, to be as theirs forever.
46 Now seeing that we would make even the least of our kingdoms a place of life
and joy, let us take measures to protect our children against the touch of such mediocrity
as would make the lives of our children to appear as tiresome and filled with weariness;
47 Causing that even all who live should despair of their life and purpose in the
kingdoms of the lesser light; to have the meaning of their life and glory stripped
away through some endless repetition.
48 Let us, therefore, give to those who would inherit a place in this Telestial
Kingdom, the Day of Renewing; for in that day when a child should view their life
with a tired and weary heart, then shall they stand themselves before the very winds
49 And in that moment shall the body of their flesh begin to glow in a bright and
glorious state, and in an instant shall the spirit be released of the body to be
born again anew in some other life filled with bright and happy expectations; for
the flesh of their previous body shall drift away as star dust upon the winds of
50 But consider, my Love, how this world of the first principality shall prove less
than the world of the second principality; for unto the first principality shall
we give three dimensions, even as in mortal life.
51 While unto the second principality of the Telestial Kingdom shall we give five
dimensions; and to each dimension shall we assign one prime only, and to each prime
shall there be given one fractal.
52 And between the world of the first principality and the world of the second principality
shall we place an unseen barrier to separate the one glory from the other, causing
that each principality should prove itself sovereign and complete within the boundaries
of its estate.
53 For even though both worlds should know deeply of each the other, still shall
they prove unable of themselves to cross the chasm which even now does separate both
worlds from each the other.
54 Yet notwithstanding all these things, still shall we grant to even all our children
the Principles and Rights of Friendship and Continued Associations, which very principle
and right shall become the law which the House of Mithron shall administer.
55 For in the mortal life do the children of our soul forge for themselves a great
variety of friendships, which friendships do prove necessary to the happiness of
the spirit and soul together.
56 And even though in the kingdom of Heaven one friend should inherit the first
principality, while still another friend inherits the second or third principality,
yet is it needful that the friendship of both continue; for in the absence of such
friendship is there found the loss of something dear, and in this loss would all
Heaven be made less because of it.
57 For friendships are a precious thing, and this we must protect for the joy of
all our children together; for friendship is a gift of the heart from one soul unto
another, which very friendship even death cannot pale or break asunder.
58 Thus through the Principles and Rights of Friendship and Continued Associations
shall every kingdom and principality become most deeply aware of each the other,
to share through friendship the mysteries and wonders of all greater and lesser glories
in the kingdoms of our power;
59 Causing that every man and every woman might go beyond the boundaries of that
kingdom wherein they dwell, to see again the friend they love most deeply, if it
so be that they should petition the House of Mithron for love’s sake only.
60 And not this only, my good and tender Love, for even though the first principality
of the Telestial Kingdom shall prove less than the second, still shall the glory
of the first principality far exceed the dreams of mortal men, to stand itself far
beyond the imaginings of every man and every woman who lives the mortal life.”
61 Thus did The One speak to his Beloved of the first principality of the Telestial
Kingdom; and hearing these things Areta did give a quick and happy consent to stand
beside the Beloved as one in heart and soul and mind.
62 And there beside the Crystal Sea did they hold each other, to mingle midst kiss
and tender touch; and there upon the sands they stood to watch the angels play, chasing
each other throughout the skies midst soft and happy songs;
63 Sending into the airs of Heaven the anthems of their joy, twirling and soaring
with wings outstretched between the heavens and the earth, swooping low to touch
the sea in a quick and mighty rush then mounting again the gentle winds to chase
the clouds along.