Apollo, Son of E-O-IH, resident of Pti‘mus, in etherea, and God of Suf‘ad and Don‘ga and Tah, in the South Province of Buru, Orian Chief, controller of vortices, said:
I, Apollo, once a mortal, proclaim: First, wisdom, peace and patience to all men, and comprehensive judgment concerning that which I speak. Second, to perceive the reason of things, as to what seems to have been, and of what comes after.
For the Great Spirit is all Harmony and Perfection, abounding in time and in worlds to accomplish all possible imaginings; for which reason, be magnified in conception, not judging by the little understanding of mortals.
So that he who asserts harmony to be closer to the order of E-O-IH, than that which is ill-formed or out of time, has little reason to prove his assertion before a wise man. As one may assert that ripe fruit is nearer perfection than that which is green, which assertion is self-evident without proof, so, in the understanding of Gods in the management of worlds, are things past and present, not things past and present in fact, but more like the immature and the mature.
Since, then, man perceives that words, at best, are just slow and coarse representations of the soul‘s conception of things, how much further lies a God‘s wisdom beyond the reach of mortal understanding! Remember, O man, that if you could recollect in a moment of time all you had ever learned, you would be wise indeed. If you were in tune with yourself, such would be your wisdom. To advance in such a way that man becomes attuned, first with himself, then with his immediate surroundings, then with the magnitude of worlds, and then with E-O-IH, so that he moves, acts and comprehends harmoniously, is to become one with the Father.
Which condition awaits all men, and is called in high heaven, Nirvania, because, to him who has attained it, things of the past and future are like an open book. He can look back to his own beginning in the world, and even beyond, and wherever he directs his eye, he can see and hear as if the matter was happening now.
Marvel not, O man, that the Gods reveal the words and signs of things long since perished corporeally; the proofs they could give, you could not understand, for the basis of spiritual entity does not lie within the measure of the corporeal senses. Nevertheless, E-O-IH has given you comparisons; as a portrait of a man shows his looks even after his corporeal body has perished; and yet, the picture is only a representative. To the spirit, a corporeal body is only a representative, being a manifested production of a spirit.
As out of corporeal things a new thing is produced and born into the world, so out of E-O-IH is born the spirit of man; neither does the corporeal lead the spirit, nor the spirit the corporeal; but E-O-IH does all. Do not think, then, that when the corporeal body is dead and molders back to original elements, that similarly the spirit of man will resolve itself back into E-O-IH, for spirit is not bound by similar rules. As the corporeal body grows by aggregating to itself, not so grows the spirit of man, but by the opposite, which is giving away.
Remember, O man, the more you put forth your soul to give light and wisdom to others, the more you receive; and in this, you shall comprehend, in the reason of things, everlasting life to the spirit of man. So also, to him who desires to comprehend E-O-IH, let him constantly describe the All Highest. To him who desires to comprehend the etherean worlds, the homes of spirits long risen in Nirvania, let him describe them. Fear not, O man, that you shall err; all the imagery you can devise is surpassed millions of times in the magnitude of the Father‘s kingdoms. Till you can shoot an arrow without striking the air, fear not for your weak thoughts shooting amiss in E-O-IH‘s worlds.
I Apollo, earth-born, of the continent Pan, submerged by Aph, the Orian Chief, by E-O-IH‘s command, proclaim in the name of the Father, Creator of worlds, peace and wisdom to all nations and tribes of men: first, against all vanity and self-conceit in the souls of men; for in every cycle man asserts himself wise, great and learned, and the ancients, fools.
For the evidence of wisdom does not lie in learning one thing only, but in the adaptation of man to E-O-IH and His works. In which measure, the modern and the ancient do not stand upon their own judgment in the matter, but by E-O-IH‘s.
For if the ancient was not perfect in his place, neither are you, O man of this day. But, by the Gods, all the ages are adapted as E-O-IH created them; do not judge Him, for your judgment is limited. That which was profitable to the soul of man, the Father revealed to the ancients; that which is profitable to the soul of man today, He reveals this day.
For which reason I, His Son, have come to fulfill my labor, even as all men, in time, must complete that which has been assigned them.
To rebuke vanity and self-conceit in those who do not perceive wisdom in things long past, but who applaud themselves without just measure before E-O-IH. And the Gods perceive this vanity and pity them, hoping rather to exalt their minds, so that they may learn to perceive the Father‘s hand manifested in all things.
Turn your eyes inward, O man, and look at the spirit of things; imagine yourself a God looking down on a new earth, where man has been quickened into life, and attained to strength and learning. Take a look at his palaces and temples; his work in stone, iron, gold and silver; his knowledge of the sun, moon and stars; with written books to read; with clothes for the body and shoes for the feet; with great generals, and armies of soldiers; and with the land cultivated.
Are these civilized? And war abounding! By what right have you made yourself a judge, O man! Who has measured the inhabitants of the earth and found them pure and wise? Do more people now live on the land in peace and happiness than in many of the past cycles? Because you are different in many excellencies, you shall also remember that many great inventions are forgotten. The world has been peopled over many times, and many times laid desolate.
Who has been the chief enemy to man? Who is his chief enemy today? Is it not yourself? Do not think, O man, that because a few people perceive the Higher Light, the world is wise and good before the Gods. For in all ages there have been a few. Yes, today, there are a few more in number than in the ancient days. And this is the sum of the enlightenment of the world.
Hear me, O man of earth, and you angels of heaven: I proclaim harmony, symmetry and music. I am of the days of the fountain of these talents descending to mortals. I was like a shapely stone in E-O-IH‘s edifice, and by hard toil, a fashioner of the flesh mold of man and woman.
As the ear of one man hears music, and he cries out with delight: A tune! A tune! And as the ear of another man hears music, which he cannot discern, and he cries out: A noise! A hideous noise! Why, then, shall you not judge them, and say: One of them has an ear for music, and the other has not? || One of them is at one with the music; the other, being discordant himself, declares there is no tune, but only noise. To which will you give preference in judgment as to music?
Who has not seen E-O-IH, the All Person? Who is it that cries out: I do not see Him? No harmony, no symmetry, no music, no complete whole? And to which will you give preference in judgment? Is not the judgment of the perceiver higher than he who does not perceive?
This I declare of E-O-IH, that in all ages there are many who perceive the All Person, and many who deny Him. If, then, the lack of an ear for music makes a man dumb to a tune, is it not the lack of spiritual harmony which causes man to not perceive the everlasting presence of E-O-IH the All Person?
Hear me, O angels and men: Can a man who does not hear the harmony of a tune, learn to sing? How much less, then, can man, or the spirits of the dead, harmonize with the Eternal Whole if they do not perceive Him?