A New Addition
The nature of the Cherubim – The Season of the Song – What is this ‘forever’ worth
without our little babes – Areta and The One dance within the stream – The children
of God – The Goieye nurture the infants of God – God goes to Paradise to teach their
children – The nature of exaltation – The bridge of mortal life – Choosing to follow
1 Thus were the earth and moon of the First Heaven made most beautiful and exceedingly
rare, being inhabited by all manner of strange and wondrous creatures which did fly
in the airs above, or which swam about in sparkling seas, or which walked upon the
2 But of all things great and small, beyond the things which are seen, or heard,
or touched, flew the angels of God, being themselves the very Cherubim which continued
steadily to increase in numbers and in power and in dominion, establishing among
themselves such principles of joy as would prove to the good of all.
3 For the Cherubim of Heaven bore not the burden of “I” or “me,” but were themselves
communal in nature and disposition, becoming altogether as one among themselves,
being beyond the taint of envy or jealousy or hurtful pride, seeing in the benefit
of one the good of all.
4 To find in the loving of one another the truest fulfillment and joy, being ever
anxious to uplift the heart of all living things through songs and gentle mirth,
striving always to increase the good through some kind and tender humor, being themselves
most deeply moved by some soft and rich emotion.
5 Now it came about that the presiding cherub of each House did gather among themselves,
being desirous to establish for the good of all a great celebration; for they determined
that there should be given, once a year, a great festival, to bring into one place
even all the Cherubim together.
6 And so the Cherubim were made to gather by the waters of the sea, upon a broad
and fertile plain, each according to their House and tribe, each according to their
Congregation, causing that there should be numbered a greatly swelling host, being
each in every bosom filled with soft emotions.
7 Thus did the cherubs rejoice together at the great festival, which festival was
quickly called the Season of the Song; for the heavens were filled with singing,
and there gathered among the cherubs a great many animals, being themselves desirous
to mingle and rejoice among the angels of God.
8 And there came to the Cherubim from the seas and oceans round about, the dolphins
and the whales; for hearing through the Tael of the Season of the Song, they were
desirous to rejoice also; playing in the ocean deep, each among themselves, calling
out above the waves in songs of joy for the cherubs to come and play.
9 So the Cherubim rejoiced for one hundred and twenty days without surcease, rejoicing
among themselves and all creation also, going out upon the land to sing to the animals
and to feed them a sweet ambrosia, flying also above the seas to touch and play with
the creatures of the deep.
10 And the world of the First Heaven was made content through the rejoicing of the
angels; and when the festival was made complete, then did the Cherubim return each
to their own domains, being themselves content and filled with great resolve to labor
at their many duties in bringing about the designs of God.
11 Thus was Heaven filled with peace and happy light, being itself made rich in
purpose and design; and God increased in wisdom and power and holiness, becoming
themselves most kind and gently tender to all which they had made.
12 Now on a certain day was the soul of Areta filled with yearnings, and she spoke
to The One, saying: “Behold, Beloved, this Heaven which we have made and ponder well
its many wonders.
13 For all living things, whether in the airs above, or upon the land or within
the ocean deep, even these produced after their own kind through the gift of procreation,
causing that all their offspring should inherit what we have made.
14 And so, my good and gentle Love, the time has come when we must likewise fashion
and procreate, to draw from all our tender passions the children of our spirit, both
sons and daughters filled with promise.
15 For what is this ‘Forever’ worth without our little babes, who will, themselves,
most surely add to all our work and many wonders the fulfillment of all our purpose,
to fashion of our living seed a world of Gods and Goddesses.
16 So come, my Love, into the stream and there seduce me sweet, and let us there
bring forth our kind and make our world complete; for the greatest joy of heart and
soul is to share with those you love the things of greatest worth.”
17 Now when The One heard these words of his Beloved, he drew her gently near; and
with a kiss spoke softly sweet, saying: “Then, my Love, let us fly and in that golden
stream give to each our many passions till the heavens fairly swoon, and by such
powers as we might have bring forth a host of children;
18 Which like stars that brightly glitter will fill the heavens round about with
full and joyful mirth; and in that moon called ‘Paradise’, teach them well of Heaven’s
way, to build in them some strong desire to follow you and me.
19 So let us go and tarry not, for I am filled with passion, to hold you close within
my soul while the golden stream pour through, to quicken well in life sublime such
seeds as we engender.”
20 Thus did The One speak well his heart’s desire, and in an instant did God go
forth into the Deep where the golden river flowed, being itself filled with life
and moved by gentle yearnings, ever striving within its flood to touch the soul of
God, and in that touch find sure release from the tide which gently bound.
21 For the particles which moved within were intelligent, ever seeking, themselves,
to fly above the flood whereby they might find fulfillment, becoming themselves as
the children of God whereby they might follow in their steps.
22 Yet were they unable themselves to do so great a thing; for the power which would
uplift them was found in such elements as did comprise the spirit bodies of The One
and Areta together, which elements were quick enlivened through the loving passions
of both the Father and the Mother.
23 Now The One and Areta came themselves alone to the golden stream, to lay within
the flood; and together did they move upon each the other in soft and loving passions,
gasping midst kiss and fiery breath in the arms of each the other.
24 And as they loved and sweetly moved in rhythms soft and dear, the streams of
intelligence did flow through the spirit of each together.
25 And in that fiery moment when The One and Areta did orgasm midst deep and clutching
spasms, there erupted from out of the Peshkaleah the purest essence of The One in
a hot and constant flow, to mingle in the waters of Zenoshalay, which waters contained
the purest essence of Areta deep within the womb.
26 Then did the intelligence mix together with the essence of The One and Areta
together, causing that in the very moment of their orgasm there should explode from
out of their spirit tabernacles together a greatly bursting light;
27 Which light contained the very spirit children of God, being themselves as particles
of gold mingled with particles of silver, being themselves of equal portion; for
the particles of gold were male, while yet the particles which appeared as silver
were most fully female;
28 Being themselves as small and helpless embryos filled with innocence and sweet
delight, possessing neither cognizance nor deeper knowing, being themselves as pure
and unaware of all things save the Father and the Mother only.
29 By such sweet and tender passions were the children of God brought forth; and
God called unto the presiding cherub of all the Pensieye and did give them charge,
saying: “Take these, my little ones, unto the world of Paradise and there place them
among the Goieye; for these, our precious children, are without knowing and filled
30 Thus is it expedient that we should teach them well, to build in them, through
small degrees, a sense of who they are; showing here and teaching there, each upon
the other, until at last they know full well the things most fully needed.
31 So take our babes into that Keep where the angels sweetly sing, and there most
gently watch with care till we should come and teach them. Let the children be at
ease upon that moon so fair, and in that day when they have need, even we shall come
with full regard in answer to their prayer.”
32 Now when God had spoken all these things, the presiding cherub of the House of
Pensieye did call out into the Deep, and there rushed forth a great many congregations;
and with gentleness and care did the Pensieye take the children of God to the very
doors of Paradise.
33 And there came forth to meet them the congregations of the Goieye, and the presiding
cherub of the Pensieye spoke to the presiding cherub of the Goieye, saying: “Gracious
sister, from me to thee fair greeting: Behold now this marvel and wonder which we
bring this day before you.
34 For here are gathered the children of God in infant state, being themselves most
precious and dear above all other things, being themselves unknowing and innocent
and filled with need; for this cause did God entreat that we should bring these children
unto Paradise, to place them in your care.”
35 Thus did the presiding cherub of the Pensieye speak; and the Goieye were filled
with joy to receive so grand a charge; and with care were the spirit children of
God received into Paradise midst songs of jubilation.
36 And entering in there was given to each cherub some twelve children each, which
children they received even as their own, to suckle each upon their breasts throughout
the day whereby they might awaken the children into awareness.
37 So the seasons passed and the children increased in knowing and in learning and
throughout the airs of Paradise did the children of God play among the angels, being
free of care or burden; for in Paradise were the children of God most deeply loved
with all manner of kind affection.
38 Now every day did the Father go forth into Paradise, and at the rising of the
sun would he sing unto his children, to arouse them from their rest; while at evening
tide would come the Mother to sing her lullaby soft and sweet to soothe the little
babes midst dreams and gentle sighs.
39 And the years did softly pass in Paradise, and in the twelfth year were all the
children self-aware and fully eager, possessing in themselves the beginnings of their
own likeness and manner.
40 Causing that the children which were male did play and frolic with the children
which were female, each being strongly drawn to know the likeness of the other, being
filled with a strong and needful curiosity.
41 For the children did watch most closely the doings and conduct of the Father
and the Mother in the loving of each the other; and in their eagerness to know and
touch the likeness of God, the children did imitate, which small and pleasing imitations
caused that God should smile and shake with loving laughter.
42 Now at the beginning of the twelfth year did God come to dwell in Paradise beside
their children, to walk and play among them, being themselves most attentive and
ever diligent to teach the ways of Heaven; for among themselves did God decide to
prepare the children well.
43 For they desired that their children should prove themselves most worthy in receiving
a fullness of the Father and the Mother; to become as Gods and Goddesses, to dwell
within the light.
44 Yet all these things according to the heart’s desire of the children only; for
God would force no child to dwell beyond their own desires or limitations; for the
glory of exaltation is not forced upon the weak, but is given only to the strong;
to become themselves, in every fashion, even as the Father and the Mother which brought
them sweetly forth.
45 And so God dwelt in Paradise, to be as truly Father and Mother to the children
which leaped from out of all their love for each the other; and daily did the God
of Heaven speak to the spirit children concerning the designs and purposes of God
and of that path called Hodos Alea.
46 Now the years passed and after seven years God did gather all the children into
one place together, both male and female and did bid farewell; pointing into the
sky above, causing that each child should see for themselves the first world of Heaven,
47 “Come, my children, and give us leave, for now we would depart; for it is given
that you should stay and here ponder the things of greatest worth; while we ourselves
must go to yonder world and prepare for us a home.
48 Rejoice, therefore, and do not grieve, for we shall be always near; to hear with
anxious hearts the desire of all your prayers; to prove ourselves as ever constant
and quick within the Tael.
49 For even we, a home will make, up there in yonder Heaven, where you might dwell
within the light; having achieved for yourselves the first glory of Hodos Alea; to
become yourselves mature and fully knowing of who and what you are, and the purpose
for which you live.
50 Therefore, my children, do not grieve; for even God shall build a bridge between
this paradise and yonder world; which bridge you must decide yourselves to journey,
being yourselves most willing and fully eager to touch the distant shore, and there
find a greater joy beside the throne of God.
51 For this bridge which we would build is called the mortal life, which mortal
life you have no knowledge or understanding; for in this Paradise, alone, have you
ever lived, being attended yourselves, by angels; having always the Father and the
Mother to walk beside you.
52 Know then my children, that it is not good that you should remain as innocent
forever, to remain yourselves as children only, possessing in yourselves no strength
or perceptive virtue; having no wisdom for you are without understanding; having
no righteousness to call your own, for of opposition you have no knowledge.
53 Therefore, is it decided that you, yourselves, should choose, to decide for yourselves
if here to stay or to follow after the Father and the Mother which brought you forth;
and if you would choose for yourselves to follow, then must you likewise become even
as we are;
54 To embrace to yourselves with willing hearts a fullness of wisdom, benevolence,
faith, justice, fortitude, beauty, and harmony; which very things are made the manifestations
of holiness, which holiness is the spark from which all Heaven is made to come.
55 For we desire that you should go from glory to glory, even according as you,
yourselves, decide; to grow in likeness and in image even as God himself did grow;
to progress from one estate unto the next, even worlds without end.
56 And if it so be that you decide to follow, to walk across the bridge from here
to yonder world, to become yourselves as mortal and filled with opposition, then
shall we walk beside you through the crucible of trial and constant learning.
57 For this path shall be for you a school, providing always that you should choose
between that which is less and that which is greater still; even until you should
gain a fullness; here a little, there a little, line placed on line and precept added
58 Becoming, even yourselves, through sure and subtle measures, the fulfillment
of all your dreams, being enriched and ennobled in all things good and praiseworthy;
having both your soul and countenance lifted up continually in joy and happy light.
59 So grieve not, my children, for if we go away, still shall we prepare a way whereby
you might come again unto the Father and Mother of your spirit; that where we are,
there might you be also, if it so be that you are willing.”
60 Thus did God speak unto the children, and in an instant were they gone, themselves,
away unto the world of the First Heaven; and the children were filled with loss and
within each bosom was there quickly felt a sudden ache filled with yearning.
61 Yet in the evening tide of each passing day did the Father and Mother sing together
from Heaven’s portals, to fill the world of Paradise with song; beckoning through
words of love that the children of God should follow; filling the hearts of all which
heard with strong desires filled with dreams.