Aph Son of

In the time of the world twenty-four thousand years262 before the kosmon era, the great serpent being in the arc of Noe, in the etherean heavens, and of the Sum of Howt and ji‘ya eighty-seven, the earth and her heavens were in great darkness. But the spirit of E-O-IH moved upon His high-raised God, Aph, in etherea, to consecrate new dominions on the earth and her heavens. Aph said:

I, Aph, Son of E-O-IH, God in the arc of Noe, in Sum of Howt, in etherea, came to hada, heaven of the red star, in E-O-IH‘s name. In His wisdom, power and love, manifested in my own resurrection, to become companion to Gods, Goddesses and Orian Chiefs on the thrones of high heaven, proclaim:

To the atmospherean spirits of the earth, and to the spirits of the first, second and third resurrections,263 abiding on the earth or near it, either with mortals or without; to their God and Lords, and to their Savior, and to all holy ones raised up by E-O-IH for the redemption of men and angels:

The voice of E-O-IH, Creator of worlds, came to me, in the arc of Noe, saying:

I am the All Highest! My service extends forever. I do not go, but I am far away. I do not come, and yet I am near. My voice is in all places. The light of the soul of man hears Me. I speak in the vine that creeps, and in the strong-standing oak.

Hear the voice of your Creator, O angels of heaven. Carry the wisdom of My utterance down to mortals. Call them to the glories of the heavens and the broad earth. Behold, My voice is in the rocks, and in the wind that blows, and in all things that do not have tongues.

Show them My suns and stars in the firmament above; for they are My written words. My voice proceeds in the space of heaven; the wise angels of My exalted places hear the sound going forth. Listen to My speech, O spirits of the dead; proclaim Me, O Gods and Goddesses.

They look for Me, like they look for things;264 they listen for My voice, like they listen for a man‘s voice. And they do not find Me, or hear what I have spoken. Yet none can efface265 My words; My wisdom endures forever. Behold, I do not come as a sound to the ear; My voice goes quickly into the soul from all sides.

Teach them, O angels; they do not look in the right way; their ears are turned after loud claps and noises. They cry out: Alas, I do not hear the voice of E-O-IH; He has not spoken; no man has heard His voice; He is the All Silent, and dumber266 than the things He created.

They have turned away from My God and My Lords; they have shut themselves up in conceit and darkness. They have peopled the air of the earth with spirits of darkness, the drujas of men of darkness, and cannibals. Their fetals float back upon them; like devouring vermin they burrow deep in pollution.

Remember them, O God, My Son, and you, My Lords of earth. Have no pity, but be like a surgeon‘s knife upon them. You have told them, O God, that E-O-IH lives and reigns; His voice stands the All Highest. But they have mocked you and your Lords, and turned away, going after iniquity.

They are fearful lest they believe in My Person and My voice; but of their own gabble267 they have no fear. They criticize Me and My God and Lords; but they own268 that they do not know Me. They suppose My exalted heavens are without order and discipline; My captains they ignore, and the teachings of My holy ones are criticized by men of straw.269

Have they not said: Who is God, that I should adore? And the Lord, that I should listen? But I turn their eyes to the armies of earth; to the general and the captain. Then they say: Ah, our affairs on earth are officered and disciplined; we revere our highest, great captains.

Shall they turn God away, and the Lord? What shall the Creator do to please them? Is the name of My general (God), and My captain (Lord), not My own creation? Who founded the name of God and the name of the Lord? Why are they not pleased with My Gods and My Lords?

Hear Me, O you etherean Gods and Goddesses; they do not desire wisdom and resurrection. Their love lies in darkness. To eat, to sleep and to devour270 are the delights of their souls. The first lesson of life they have not learned; the first heaven of the earth is to them the All of the created worlds.

Hear My judgment upon them, O My holy angels long risen. For I have raised them up again and again; I have founded lower heavens for them so they could learn; but they fall the moment My Gods leave them alone.

Now I will carry away their heaven and earth, and they shall be seen no more forever. But the drujas and fetals shall be carried to Hautuon and cast into walls of fire.271 And they shall be divided up into groups; kin shall be torn away from kin, friend from friend, mother from daughter, and father from son; for they have become like absorbents, sucking one another continually.

And the walls of the fire shall go up around them without ceasing, and they shall not escape. And those who guard them shall keep them from one another, so that they do no evil. Neither shall they sleep nor rest, but they shall be stirred up and made to know that they are alive, and can exist independent of fetal (sucking).

Hear My voice, O God, and command your Lord to proclaim on the earth. Have I not made an example before mortals? See the carrion272 that rots in the field. Is it not the feast of the hyena, wolf and buzzard? Do worms not come to life in it and in turn devour the carcass that brought them forth?

What more is the earth (Pan) to these spirits of evil and darkness? What more is their first heaven than a place of perpetual devouring? Have they not made it a place of everlasting destruction? They visit their evils upon mortals; the young child cannot escape them, nor can the middle-aged, nor the old man, nor the old woman.

The heavenly kingdoms founded by Gods and Lords have become pest houses for drujas and fetals; there is no place left for founding the upright and virtuous in heart.

Are My Gods and Lords servants to an evil world? And shall they find only rottenness to deal with? Now I have answered in the firmament of My holy sons and daughters. I have called them from remote places in heaven to witness the work of My hand. For as I made the earth and its heaven, so do I rule over it to the same end for which I created it.

When they are short of My measure, I lengthen them out; when they run foul, I prune them to My own liking; for they are Mine. Behold, the fool has said: E-O-IH has made a failure! He has created a world for a certain purpose, but it runs foul of His mark!

Hear Me, O God, and through your Lords answer him in his conceit. Did I not quicken man into life in My own way? At zero I created him, and I said: Two roads I have made, O man. One leads to everlasting light; and the other to everlasting darkness.

Now I have shown him the darkness; it is My witness, through which man knows My word is All Truth. Why, then, should I not create the world, and men, and angels, that they go down toward everlasting darkness? Is it not by darkness and pain that I push man forward?273 Yes, the conceited man would fail himself were it not for the failures I set up before him. In what way, then, have I not created wisely?

Do I not have a right to do My own way? Are all things not Mine? If a man dies in the corporeal part, is he a failure? How else could man rise to My etherean worlds? Open his eyes, O My God and My Lords. He was not, and I created him. He presumes to look into My plans and judgments; by his little learning he exalts his conceit, and pretends to know all things.

I cause the grain to grow in the field, and the day before it is ripe I send wind and rains, and destroy it utterly. I bring forth man with shapely limbs and strong arms, but in the day of his prime I cut him down. I gave the passion of love to the mother, but I take away her first-born.

Do I not know that first, of all things, man shall be taught to know My power; and after that, My wisdom? Have they seen the places of the dead, and hell, and destruction? Teach them, O God; for their ultimate resurrection is My glory and My delight.

Shall man of earth say that the Creator was angry, and so sent the land beneath the ocean? He does not have wisdom to comprehend that in this day I cast out hell and destruction. The druj is his love, and, as vampires, they feed on each other to the ruin of both.

But I know what is for their own good; and My decree has gone forth.

I, Aph, Son of E-O-IH, high dwelling in the etherean worlds, and much trained in the change and tumult of corporeal worlds, answered E-O-IH, saying:

Father of Worlds; E-O-IH, Almighty! Your Son and servant has heard Your voice. Behold, my head is bowed, my knee bent to rush forth with the force of a billion, to the suffering earth and hada.

Hear me, O angels of the earth‘s heaven; from E-O-IH‘s everlasting kingdoms I speak, and by His Power reveal! || Again His Voice coursed the high heavens along where angels dwell, older than the earth. E-O-IH said:

Hear Me, O Chieftains, of Or, and of Oat,274 and in the plains of Gibrathatova. Proclaim My word to your hosts of swift messengers from Wauk‘awauk, Beliathon and Dor, and they shall speed it abroad in the a‘ji‘an mounds of Mentabraw and Rax of Gowh.

Hear My voice, O Goddesses of Ho‘etaivi and of Vaivi‘yoni‘rom in the etherean arcs of Fas and Leigge, and Omaza. Proclaim My decrees of the red star and her heavens; in the crash of her rebellious sides, I will harvest in the forests of Seth and Raim.

Hear My voice, O H‘monkensoughts, of millions of years‘ standing, and managers of corporeal worlds! I have proclaimed the uz and hiss of the red star in her pride and glory. Send word abroad in the highway of Plumf‘goe to the great high Gods, Miantaf in the etherean vortices of Bain, and to Rome, Nesh‘outoza and Du‘ji.

Hear Me, O you Orian Kings and Queens of billions of Gods and Goddesses: I have spoken in the c‘vork‘um275 of the great serpent of the sun! A wave of My breath speeds forth in the broad firmament. The red star flies toward the point of My sharpened sword.

Proclaim My voice in the Orian fields of Amal and Wawa; let the clear-tongued Shepherds of Zouias, Berk, Gaub, and Domfariana, fly with all speed in the road of Axyaya, where the red star‘s vortex first gathered up its nebulae, millions of years ago, and on the way, say: E-O-IH has decreed a pruning-knife to a traveling world.

Shout it abroad in the crystal heavens of the summering Lords of Wok, Ghi, M‘goe, and Ut‘taw; call them to the red star speeding forth. Lo, she skips like a lamb to be shorn; her coming shock lies slumbering low. Let them carry the sound of My voice to the ji‘ay‘an swamps of exploded worlds, boiling in the roar of elements, where wise angels and Gods explore to find the mystery of My handiwork.

Tell them I have spoken, the earth and her heavens draw near the troughs, in the etherean seas of My rich-yielding worlds. I will scoop her up like a toy, and her vortex shall close about like a serpent hungry for its prey. Proclaim it in Thessa, Kau, and Tin‘wak‘wak, and send them to Gitchefom of Januk and Dun.

Hear Me, O Kriss‘helmatsholdak, who have witnessed the creation of many worlds and their going out. Open your gardens and your mansions; the seine276 of My fishing-pole is stretched; countless millions of druj and fetals will fall into My net. My voice has gone forth in Chem‘gow, Loo and Abroth, Huitavi, and Kuts of Mas in the wide etherean fields of Rod‘owkski.

Haleb has heard Me; Borg, Hom, Zi and Luth, of the Orian homestead, and Chor, where the central tones of music emanate, from Goddesses older than the corporeal worlds.277 To them the crash of worlds is like a note created, and is rich in stirring the memory with things long past.

I have spoken, and My breath is a floating world; My speech is written in the lines where countless millions of suns and stars travel, and in the midst of the etherean firmament of the homes of Gods. Let them shout to the ends of the universe; invite them, in My name, to the hi‘dan278 of Mauk‘beiang‘jow.

Send swift messengers to the regions around the location of the great serpent, with the words of My decree; bring the Lords and Gods of Wan, Anah, Anakaron, and Sith.

Call up Ghad, Adonya, Etisyai, Onesyi, and the hosts of the upraised, for the pastime of E-O-IH‘s sons and daughters in the high heavens, draws near.

O angels of hada of the red star, and you, O God and Lords, upraised and mighty, with countless hosts, and quick answering the thoughts of mortals, hear the words of Aph, Son of E-O-IH:

When I was in the Orian arc of Noe, and the red star passed the Utswowldayark, in the etherean group of Vorh, the voice of E-O-IH came to me, saying: Go, My Son, deliver the earth. Take with you all whom I may send.

And I examined the records of the stars of heaven, and of the earth, and the accounts of E-O-IH‘s harvests, and I perceived the bondage and labor of the red star were of the seventh magnitude in the advance of habitable worlds.

When His voice called the legions in high heaven, myriads279 of shapely stars moved in from every side, even from below and above the earth; and these were ships of fire coursing the firmament, in which rode the Gods and Goddesses, called by E-O-IH to the labor of earth and hada.

Closing in on every side they came, nearer and more compact, and brighter, with sparkling pillars of fire, and down-swaying curtains of light, till all the space surrounding the earth was hedged in with this army of E-O-IH‘s etherean ships of fire.

Again I heard the Father‘s voice, saying: O Aph, My Son, My holy one, listen to the voice of E-O-IH, Creator of Gods and Goddesses:

Behold, I sent My Son, Neph, to the red star, with wisdom and power. Long has he been gone, struggling with the black darkness of men and angels.

As a valiant soldier rushes into the heaviest part of battle, and forgets himself in desperate contest, but does not cease to struggle on, against all odds, even so, for three thousand years, My God Neph has hoped to save the whole limbs of the earth (the continents).

From My holy place I have watched the battle for everlasting life; but the too prolific earth contributes more to the corporeal than to the spiritual man. And now I bring My legions to the rescue of My valiant Son, Neph. Send word to him, O Aph, My Son. Proclaim to him and his Lords, and to his ethereans, My just decrees. || Aph said:

And I sent swift messengers down to hada, informing Neph, Son of E-O-IH, of the march and presence of Gods, and of the decree of the Father; and I added to it, saying: O Neph, Son of E-O-IH, come here, bringing your hosts with you.

Presently Neph answered me in E-O-IH‘s name, saying: O Aph, Son of E-O-IH, I come! My prayers are answered. All praise to the All Highest!

Then we saw in hada, the ship of Neph and his faithful hosts being prepared to ascend; and that which was seen from my ship was also seen by the myriads of E-O-IH‘s vessels surrounding the earth. And my place became like a central throne, to which the hosts in their ships, now made speed, swift and orderly.

And as they arrived, the ship of Neph rose from hada. Meanwhile, my ship rested on the borders of Chinvat, in the Schood of Hein,280 and seven agus281 from the moon.

Again the voice of E-O-IH came to me, saying: My Son, make fast282 your ship, for your place shall be the head of the army of My hosts. And let your consorts283 extend in a line from your place down to the earth, for this shall be the delivery of those whom I shall cut off.

So I made fast, and my messengers sped to the concentrating forces of heaven, informing the etherean groups on E-O-IH‘s ships, of His commandments. And now Neph came, his ship filled with his long-laboring hosts. And I greeted him and said to him: By the power and wisdom of E-O-IH, the continent of Whaga is to be cut loose and submerged, and her heavens carried away. Return to the earth; and from all the divisions of earth and heaven, bring all the spirits of darkness to Whaga, so that I may carry them away. || Then Neph and his hosts viewed the imposing scene and returned back to earth.

Quickly, now, the ships of fire formed in line, extending from my place down to hada, where Neph and his Lords of the earth rested, whose hosts extended to all the divisions of land and water, embracing the various heavenly kingdoms previously built by the Lords.

And in the line of the etherean ships the plateaus of rank were stationed; and the hosts of Gods and Goddesses took their places, according to the rank of wisdom, power and love manifested in the etherean departments from which they came; with the two Orian Chiefs at either extremity.284

And I divided the line into sections, each with two hundred and fifty ships, and there were one thousand sections. And every ship was contracted ten thousand fold,285 which was the force required to break the crust of the earth and sink a continent.286

Along the line I stationed sentinels and talesmen,287 and inexhaustible numbers of messengers so that E-O-IH‘s voice and His sons‘ voices could traverse to every part in a moment of time. And after that I formed the tube of transit, which extended in front of the ships, and from the earth to beyond Chinvat; and I filled it with the earth‘s atmosphere even up to the high end, where it joined Io‘sank, where I planned to deliver the drujas and fetals of those who were to perish in the ocean of the earth.

For every ten sections I appointed one hundred marshals and one God, and for every ten Gods one Chief in Emuts;288 according to their rank in the heavens from which they came, so I appointed them. These, then, are the Chiefs in Emuts, namely:

Agar, of the order of Achav, Son of E-O-IH, in Bowitch, from the corporeal star Godad, raised in Ben, of a‘ji seventy, of seven hundred thousand years as inhabitant of Gon.

Hoe‘ghi, Son of E-O-IH, Marsh‘wan of Hadom and Ag, nebulae four and Petrath; swift messenger of Jun, of the corporeal star Alanx, of one million two hundred thousand years as inhabitant of Roth‘wok in Jois.

Fist‘humitaivi, Daughter of E-O-IH, ji‘ya‘an Oods‘lon in Kaih; Goddess of Ine; Goddess of Ad; Governess of Wal‘wal, of the corporeal star Ter‘wig, and of the plains of Exwer and Gohen, in the etherean arc of Labis, of one million three hundred thousand years.

Hi‘ata, Daughter of E-O-IH, and nurse of Hue‘enbak, in fifty-seven a‘ji, of the corporeal star Heats, a milkmaid, Goddess of Luf, Goddess of the plateau of O‘banf, in etherea, rank ninety, and of two million years as inhabitant of Nud and Ix.

Gon‘leps, Son of E-O-IH, God of Ney, God of Aper, God of Don, God of Mu, God of Reau; physician of Bo, and of Ir, and of Jan‘er; marshal of Kute and Oblin of Sharar, in etherea, of the a‘ji‘an field of Do; of seven hundred thousand years as inhabitant of On‘lof and Rick‘tus.

Neo, God of Lun and Hintaya; God of Mors, and of Thespune; Master of Peh and Savior of Woh‘haggai, a‘ji plain seven, and risen from the corporeal star Se‘etiyi, and inhabitant of Sirne one million seven hundred thousand years.

Sicci, Goddess of Nu, in Loots and Rab; Goddess of Bad; Goddess of Ture; Goddess of Red, a‘ji twenty, from the corporeal star Ith‘mule, inhabitant of Suga one million years; inhabitant of Ranna one million two hundred thousand years.

Listiac‘ca, Goddess of Man; Goddess of Hirze; Goddess of Som and Nye; Weaver of Olt‘bak and Agimus. Rank ninety, raised on the corporeal star Mem; inhabitant of Das‘sawig and Gabriomety two million nine hundred thousand years.

Tussica, Goddess of Kol; Goddess of Lowst and Wittawhaggat; Goddess of Du‘e‘jhi and Loo of Maggatza; Goddess of Ep; Goddess of Gek of Hennasshalonkya; Goddess of Tur in the ji‘ay‘an swamp of Dobbokta, fifty-five, raised on the corporeal sun Nitz, of the serpent Tan, inhabitant of Tayay‘hitsivi, two million years; inhabitant of Palla one million seven hundred thousand years.

Fiatisi, Goddess of Lubbuk; Goddess of Saran‘ya, in Gowlolo; Goddess of Iz, Goddess of Serl; Goddess of Lok‘low; Goddess of Um of a‘ji, seventy-five; Goddess of Wartz and Do‘e‘huitta; Goddess of Crayya; Goddess of Bak‘hoo; Goddess of Teel and Ros‘itz; Goddess of Mutz‘mutz; Goddess of La‘errets of Wouk‘humhowtz; Goddess of Bil and Dusk‘wan‘guessel; Goddess of Ork‘sa; Goddess of Unksoot; Goddess of Sl‘huitta; Goddess of Shein; Goddess of Isa; Goddess of Ham; Goddess of Reikowow and Shuitit; Goddess of Daing and Gou‘wok; Goddess of Faitta‘zammel; Goddess of Zittayya‘howb of the gardens of Zittayya‘bauf in a‘ji seven; surgeon of Hualla; surgeon of Bos; surgeon of Rappaya; surgeon of Lum‘zon; nurse of Paigga of Semathais; nurse of Zid; nurse of Loo‘see; nurse of Home; nurse of Briathath; Queen of Ouppa; Queen of Rog‘ga, disciplinarian of Tuh, of Kaibbi‘summak, of Tootz‘mutz, of Bir‘bir, of Ctenski, of Rivvia, of Soon, of Hadab, of Fussuhowtz and Ceres; raised on the star Planzza, swift messenger in Bal and Wawa‘lauk five hundred thousand years; swift messenger in To‘wakka and Runfwot five hundred thousand years; inhabitant of Terashash one million years; inhabitant of the fields of Ni‘jayay one million years; inhabitant of Gun five hundred thousand years; maker of corporeal roadways five hundred thousand years.

So Fiatisi outranked all other Gods and Goddesses, and was special guest of honor to Aph, Chief over all the rest.

And the star that was Fiatisi‘s etherean ship was stationed near the earth, so that she could better oversee the deliverance of the spirits that were to be freed by the submersion of the land of Whaga; and of these spirits there were more than twenty-four billion four hundred million, of whom more than three billion were fetals, familiars, and spirits in chaos.

E-O-IH said: Aph, My Son, put a wall of pillars of fire around the land of Whaga; plant them close together, like a hedge. For the false Gods and false Goddesses of hada, when perceiving their habitation going down into the water, will endeavor to escape to Jud and Vohu, and other countries.

But you shall not let even one escape; for they have migrated to this division of the earth because of its sumptuous productions, the better to feast their evil desires.

And you shall spread a net around the borders of Whaga, against the line of the ocean and to the high north mountains; and the net shall encompass the continent of Whaga, and its height shall be a thousand miles, and in thickness, so deep that no spirit of darkness can escape and find the way abroad.

And when you have spread the net, you shall send a sufficient number of ethereans of great power to the large kingdoms in hada, and to the false kingdoms. And you shall also send a sufficient number of ethereans down to the earth, to Whaga, so that each and every mortal, whether man, woman or child, shall have five to attend them. And those who go to mortals shall take sufficient birth-blankets with them; for at the time of destruction, when the mortals go down in death, your servants shall receive the liberated spirits on the birth-blankets, and carry them to the atmospherean column of ascent. And here your hosts shall receive them, and provide them with food and clothes, as is required for es‘yans.

But it shall happen that many who perish in the waters, will be mothers with children in the womb, which live by fetal, as is proper in My sight, for I created them so.

Therefore, give special care to all such fetals, for they are without sin. And when the mother is dead corporeally, and the fetal also, bring away their spirits, but together; and provide a volunteer angel of fetal power, and deliver the infant spirit to her to be nurtured until the proper time of weaning; and in the same place, provide a home for the mother of the child, so that she may inherit its love and mirth.

When the voice ceased, Aph, Son of E-O-IH, looked over the hosts, as if in search of a sign that the time had come; but again E-O-IH spoke, saying:

In the misfortunes of a fallen world, I created food for the warm love of My etherean Goddesses. See them here in millions; each one in hope of receiving a prize of that which was lost in darkness, and to thus raise up sons and daughters who shall rejoice in everlasting paradise. Do not think that I gave the talent of love only to a mother for her child, and there the talent ends; for as the talent in its incipient289 age binds her soul to her child, so does the same talent, in My Goddesses, overspread a helpless world.

Are they not like midwives and mothers to thousands and millions of souls being delivered from corporeal bondage into everlasting light? And who can number them? Here stands a hundred million from Laygas; a hundred million from Inopta; two hundred million from Karduk; a hundred million from Buchk; two hundred million from Nin; two hundred and fifty million from Luth‘wig; a hundred million from Pied; two hundred million from Raig; fifty million from Naivis; two hundred million from Dak‘dak, and two hundred and fifty million from Od.

I spoke in the etherean firmament, and they have answered Me. But they do not come as curiosity seekers, nor with empty arms; but, see them, arrayed with their thousands and millions of small equipments suited to the newborn! What thing is there under the sun that they have not remembered to bring with them in some part, whether regimen or drapery, to rejoice the souls of those who are to be cut off from corpor?

E-O-IH said: Now I will bewail you, O earth. The glories of your heavens that are past and gone, shall be a lesson to the Gods. Your heaven Hored, once the place of the wisdom of My Son, Sethantes, upraised, behold it is measured and gone down. And Moeb is no more. Yeshuah is fallen. Where the plateaus of many resurrections once floated, there are now miring290 vampires and millions of souls that neither hear nor see, but are ceaselessly burrowing deep in everlasting darkness.

The plateaus are broken up, the substance scattered and unorganized; nor is there a vestige left to show the glorious work of the Gods from earth‘s past days.

Hear Me, O Gods and Goddesses, for in witnessing these deep miseries, the soul is quickened to retain great wisdom: Thus I created man; out of darkness I created him; and My holy angels taught him to walk upright, and gave him My commandments so that he could advance to eternal light. But because man did not obey the commandments of My God and Lords, he fell. Nevertheless, a few obeyed the commandments and did not fall, raising up heirs for the glory of My heavens above.

I have made an example of this kind of man, on all the corporeal worlds I have created; for those who did not fall, became exemplars291 before the fallen; for having faith in Me and My works, they did not question My wisdom and justice.

But of those who fell, this is the history: They questioned first, My Person; next My Wisdom; then My Justice; finally My Power. And after that proclaimed the folly of God and his Lords; consequently they usurped292 to themselves to say: There is nothing higher than man. And they said of themselves: I am the highest.

Hear My voice, O Gods and Goddesses; for, as out of a contrary wind I give a mortal sea-captain a wholesome lesson, or as out of a severe winter I give a corporeal farmer a lesson in providing for his household, even so, on the brink of a wicked world, I give you a lesson in the management of My kingdoms. For, from this time forward, the earth shall not fail, nor her heavens above her. How, then, shall My Gods not rule over her in wisdom and power?

Since many angels assumed they were the All Highest, they put aside the commandments, one of which was: to not permit the spirits of the newly dead to return and dwell with their mortal kindred; for they, not knowing about the higher heavens, will teach falsely concerning E-O-IH and His everlasting kingdoms.

And it came to pass, that when one commandment was set aside, the others were also; and it followed that the spirits of the newly dead, who were without knowledge of heaven, led mortals in their own way.

For they dwelt together and slept together; and in dreams and visions, mortals judged themselves to be wise, not knowing they were obsessed in sleep; and for the desires of the flesh, they found acquiescence in spirit,293 having no higher God or Lord.

And as one spirit returned and fastened itself on a mortal, so did another and another, till hundreds and thousands of spirits dwelt in one corporeal body, often driving away the natural spirit that I gave at the time of conception. And these mortals did not know it; and they became void of direct purpose because of the confusion of soul, and were worthless on the earth.

E-O-IH further said: From this time forward, for a long season on earth, the spirits of the es‘yans shall not be permitted to return and dwell with mortals. But the earth shall be encompassed on all sides with walls of emun,294 and supplied with ashars to bear away the spirits of the dead in the hour of death.

But there shall come a time when mortals are capable of comprehending these matters, at which time, their kindred spirits shall return at intervals from their holy labors in heaven, to see them and talk with them face to face.