Defending Shaemdiel’s Daughters
Jehovah recoils in the presence of Mahaleenah – Mahaleenah subdues the whirlwinds
and lightning – Jehovah fumes and seeks to find a weakness – Recalling a past defeat:
memories of Sophiel – A woman calm and fearless – Jehovah makes one last attempt
at gaining an advantage – Exasperated, Jehovah leaves with a threat – Daughters of
Shaemdiel rejoice – Mahaleenah’s silent reverie – A battle soon to come – Daughters
reveal the intentions of their father Shaemdiel – The Council of Elohim gathers –
Determining those few who will initiate the first dispensation – Only the strongest
and most worthy – Adam and Eve to unknowingly trigger the war in Heaven – The Supreme
Quorum observes and ponders – Areta: “The stage is set and all the actors ready”
1 And in the seeing of Mahaleenah did Jehovah fierce recoil, glaring through most
baleful eyes upon the Daughter of Azraella; perceiving in her countenance an adversary
of great resolve standing implacably upon the shore; presenting in her graceful form
a warrior of light intent on giving battle.
2 Greatly rose the darkened form, Jehovah rising upward; spilling from his glooming
cloud bolts of lightning which crackled and boomed over the waters of the deep; and
there danced and coiled and violently twisted a great many whirlwinds which moved
against the Daughter.
3 But against these did Mahaleenah simply speak, and in an instant did the whirlwinds
turn against each other, to become themselves entangled and quick subsided; and again
did the Daughter speak and there leaped forth from out of her form a flash of brilliant
light which swallowed up the lightning;
4 Causing that there should fall upon the lands round about a great calm filled
with silence, which thing did fill the daughters of Shaemdiel with great hope filled
with wonder; and again Mahaleenah spoke to Jehovah but one word only, saying: “Go!”
5 And there erupted out of Jehovah a dreadful hissing sound, being himself reminded
of that occasion when he sought to war against a woman of light, even Sophiel; in
which confrontation he proved unable to frighten or subdue her, neither could he
by any means sweep aside her powers.
6 Thus in the seeing of Mahaleenah dressed for battle, and in witnessing for himself
the power of her word, he sought to find in her that one weakness which he might
exploit to his advantage whereby he might subdue her before the daughters of Shaemdiel.
7 Prompting that Jehovah should hover above the waters of the sea, pondering to
himself midst deep consternations; and at last he spoke, saying: “I am Jehovah, even
the god of all creation. Who are you that you should intrude upon me, to insert yourself
between the creator and his creation?”
8 Yet in the hearing did the Daughter of the Azraella answer not a word, but stood
herself as still as stone; and there gathered close behind her even all the daughters
of Shaemdiel, to give to her some good support in facing down the Demiurge which
like a dark and threatening cloud did hover above the waters of the sea.
9 And again Jehovah spoke with harshly bitter tones, saying: “Will you think to
rebuff me with silence only? What will you say of yourself? Speak, for I command
you: What madness compels you to stand alone against me, seeing that I have power
enough to crush you?”
10 But still would Mahaleenah not answer him and stepping forth she did strike her
sword against her shield, and again she spoke but one word only, saying: “Go!” And
there fell upon the land a great hush filled with expectations.
11 Pondered greatly Jehovah-Yahweh,
his rage he fierce restrained,
gazing deep upon
he wondered what might be gained.
12 Memories flashed within his mind,
of conflict once forgot,
darkly stirring recollections,
once before he fought.
13 Beside the waters of Oberon
near the sea of Tibereen,
a woman dressed in sparkling
her powers unforeseen.
14 Sophiel the beautiful,
Sophiel the wise,
standing quietly calmly musing
the bluing skies.
15 How fiercely burned the memory
when once so long ago,
a woman standing all alone
proved his greatest foe.
16 Fiercely glared the dark Jehovah
upon the shore ahead,
where stood another woman
filled his mind with dread.
17 Unlike the daughters
which stood around her,
she filled the air with power,
in light most brightly shining
she seized the very hour.
18 The woman stood with sword and shield,
a woman calm and fearless
by the sea,
a warrior brave and peerless.
19 Gazing straight into his eyes,
her posture made him shudder,
hidden powers seemed
and set his soul aflutter.
20 Fierce resolve and grim intent
she stared Jehovah down,
daring the Demiurge to
make a move,
her glory was like a crown.
21 Pondered, pondered dread Jehovah,
within – the memories seared,
when once before
he fought and lost,
and this he greatly feared.
22 Too much to lose at last he thought,
too little to be gained,
he would not risk
yet advantage could be feigned.
23 And so Jehovah-Yahweh did gather the sum of all his might, which like a dark
and billowing cloud did swallow up the airs above the sea; and in a deep and rumbling
voice he spoke at last to Mahaleenah, saying:
24 “Woman of light, most pale and thin,
how weak you seem to me,
standing there upon
before the troubled sea;
25 What silly pride would have you make
so dread a foolish stance,
when I alone with
could crush you with a glance?
26 So stand you down and fast repent,
and I will quick forgive,
speak to me a humble
and I will let you live.
27 Lay aside your shield and sword,
and let us find agreement,
for hurt and death
in war are found,
while safety is in appeasement.
28 Behold again my fearsome might
consider the daughters round you:
why endanger the
ones you love
and have them suffer too?”
29 Thus spoke the Demiurge and in the hearing did Mahaleenah continue as before,
to stand in silence upon the shore, causing that Jehovah should grow weary and filled
with exasperation; and slowly did the darkness begin to fade itself away, permitting
again the sun to shine, to cast its light as diamonds upon the sea.
30 But in the leaving did Jehovah rumble forth a great forewarning, speaking into
the airs, saying: “Prepare well yourself, O silent woman, for we again shall surely
meet; and in the meeting bring forth war.
31 In that day shall you quickly speak, to plead mercy from my hand; and in that
day will I not hear you, but shall instead consume you in the midst of all my indignation;
for there shall be for you no place of safety or of refuge, but despair and death
only. Prepare. Prepare. For we again shall meet and in the fray reveal at last, which
of us is greater.”
32 And when he was gone away, the daughters of Shaemdiel did quick rejoice, to sing
and dance beside the waters of the sea, and Mahaleenah to herself did smile, for
she had faced alone the dread Jehovah, causing that he should retreat until some
33 But in the quietness of her mind did Mahaleenah speak against Jehovah, saying:
“In God alone I fully trust,
in God my soul doth rest
so strike most hard with all
and do your fearsome best.
34 Let Heaven judge between the two,
let light or darkness prove,
which is stronger
and made most worthy,
and round the Heavens move.
35 For here upon the world of man,
beyond the darkest night,
I stood alone against
against your fearsome might.
36 So do your worst and hold not back,
and of my strength take measure,
for I would
prove my great resolve,
and this shall be my treasure.
37 To reveal in me my Father’s strength,
that I can conquer all,
for in my soul I
that I shall never fall.
38 So strike most hard, let fly your rage,
for I shall never yield,
but shall instead
hold on to God,
and he shall be my shield.
39 For here upon the golden shore,
beside the sparkling water,
I proved at last for
all to see:
I am my Father’s Daughter.
40 So come again most feared Jehovah,
quick – come without delay,
and I will prove
the strength of God
when meeting in the fray.
41 War and battle within me stir
like fire within the blood,
the realms of Heaven
I will defend
against the darkest flood.
42 Do not delay O darksome prince,
but come and face this Daughter,
and I shall prove
that right is might
and work a fearsome slaughter.”
43 Such were the words which Mahaleenah spoke within the quietness of her mind while
gazing deep into the great eternal, to see revealed before her eyes a war that was
soon to come; which war would shake the whole of Heaven.
44 Now when the daughters of Shaemdiel had finished singing and dancing, they gathered
quick around Mahaleenah to wake her from her reverie; giving to her even all their
gratitude in being delivered from the dreadful presence of Jehovah-Yahweh.
45 And by and by they did speak to her of all those things which they had observed
in the world of the First Power; revealing to Mahaleenah the designs and intentions
of Shaemdiel their Father, and how he was determined to work dispensations of his
own devising whereby he might prove the rightness of the Law of Immediate Recompense.
46 But in the regions of the Koliahmas, in the Heavens far beyond did Areta cause
that The One and the Azraella should observe even all these things; and again did
Areta speak, saying: “Behold.” And with the wave of her hand did they see the coming
together of the Council of Elohim within the city of Salem of Merigoth.
47 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.
48 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
49 Yet in only the beginning of the first dispensation was there appointed those
few which would enter into the world of the First Power, for even this world did
the Azraella claim for himself and his posterity, forever and anon.
50 Stating before the Elohim that in attaining for themselves some greater glory
was there a criteria given, which criteria would reveal itself in a war still yet
to come; but which in the present, such criteria would safe reside in the mind of
51 For in setting forth that certain standard was it permitted that only the strongest
and most worthy of the Elohim should go to the world of the First Power; for in this
world so far away was there an evil far greater than any before endured in the living
of a mortal life.
52 Thus was it appointed that even those few who would begin the first dispensation,
even these must prove themselves as worthy if they would return to the world of the
First Power; to be born again and again, whereby they might strive to attain for
themselves the greatest glory of all.
53 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 of God.
54 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
55 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.
56 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.
57 And among the Elohim was there great solemnity, each knowing for themselves such
rigors and challenges as laid in wait to meet them, for even all the Gods and Goddesses
were deep forewarned that on the world of the First Power was there an evil far greater
than they had ever known.
58 Thus did The One and his son, the Azraella, behold the great commemorations of
the Elohim regarding the beginning of the dispensations of God.
59 For in the regions of the Koliahmas did the Supreme Quorum of Heaven gaze midst
thoughtful ponderings, being themselves both anxious and apprehensive regarding such
events as soon must come to pass; causing that each and several scene should act
and re-act against another, yet all for the good of all, to bring about the designs
60 Yet again did the Supreme Mother wave her hand before the grand etherium of Koliahmas,
saying: “Behold.” And immediately did they bear witness of Yaldabaoth and all his
mighty hosts filled with armies dressed for war, being themselves most eager to move
against the Heavens whereby they might put out forever, the light which shined so
brightly from afar.
61 And still in another instant did they behold yet another scene which sparkled
like the morning dew, for even Shaemdiel had gathered again even all the Fallen and
did reveal to them all his hopes and dreams for creating dispensations of their own;
which thing caused a great rejoicing filled with “Hallelujah” and “Maranatha – amen!”
62 For even the Fallen did know that the world whereon they dwelt was unmade by
God; having themselves laid claim upon it whereby they might prove the worthiness
of Shaemdiel their Father.
63 Believing as they might that in the working of their dispensations might they
reclaim the glory which now seemed lost, to reside as victors within the Heavens,
having put to shame the very Elohim which once had cast them out.
64 Then did Areta speak at last, saying: “Consider how that even now the stage is
set and all the actors ready to perform their several parts; being themselves uncompelled
by us to act against their interest, but shall choose themselves the way which they
65 And each, as sovereign, shall write their part while we ourselves observe; being
careful ourselves to not intrude, except to set aright the holy; to place within
the midst of turmoil that light which in the darkness shines, giving hope to all
who choose to follow.
66 Let us now begin and be ourselves committed, directing through those who choose
to follow, the way to greater glory.” Thus spoke the Supreme Mother of all the Gods
of Heaven; and The One and the Azraella spoke together, saying: “We will begin.”