Ah'shong

When God and his Lords of heaven and earth had lost their heavenly dominion, the swift messengers, who constantly ply through the atmospherean and etherean worlds, bore the report to E-O-IH‘s kingdoms in etherea.

The earth had passed the ji‘ayan eddies at Shrapah, in the etherean roadway Hi-abalk‘yiv, and was heading for the eastern fields of Anakaron, having entered the dan‘haian arches of Vehetaivi, where the great kingdoms of the Orian Chief, Hieu Wee, lay with his millions of Gods and Goddesses and high-raised ethereans.

Into Hieu Wee‘s presence, the swift messengers came, fresh from the heavens of the earth, with their pitiful tales of woe that had befallen its inhabitants.

Hieu Wee said: I see the red star, the earth, O E-O-IH! I have heard the tale of horror. What shall be done, O Father?

Then E-O-IH spoke, saying: Call your tributary Chief, Ah‘shong. Let him hear the will of E-O-IH!

Then Hieu Wee sent for Ah‘shong, who had dominion over the fields of Anakaron in etherea, through which the roadway lay where the earth was to travel for three thousand years.

And when Ah‘shong came before the Holy Council of Hieu Wee‘s million Gods and Goddesses, the All Light fell upon the throne like a sun; and the voice of the Creator spoke in the midst of the light, saying:

Hieu Wee, My Son! And Hieu Wee answered: Here I am, Your servant, O E-O-IH!

E-O-IH said: Behold the red star, the earth; she enters the fields of Anakaron. She is dripping wet and cold in the ji‘ayan eddies. Her God and Lords are powerless in the spell of darkness. Send your son, Ah‘shong, to deliver the earth and her heavens. For behold, I will bring them to his door.

Then Ah‘shong spoke, saying: Your will be done, O E-O-IH. Though I have long been honored in etherea, with many etherean worlds to command, I have not as yet redeemed one corporeal world and her heaven from a time of darkness.

E-O-IH said: Go then, My Son, to the laboring earth and deliver her; but first appoint a successor for Anakaron.

Then spoke Hieu Wee, who was older than the red star, who had seen many corporeal worlds created; had seen them run their course, and then disappear as such. He said to Ah‘shong:

Send to both Wan and Hivigat, in etherea, and get the history of the earth and her heaven; and also obtain an account of her harvests of Brides and Bridegrooms to E-O-IH. And you shall call from my realms, as many million etherean angels as your labor may require, and with them proceed to the earth. There you shall establish a line of swift messengers between this place and yours, and, by the power of E-O-IH, I will answer your prayers in whatever you may need.

Then Ah‘shong went back to Anakaron, his etherean kingdom, and in the presence of his Holy Council, made known E-O-IH‘s will and his. And Ah‘shong called for sixty million volunteers, to go with him on his mission; and they came presently: some from Yohan; some from T‘seing; some from Araith; some from Gon Loo and from various other places in Anakaron; came in millions; as many as Ah‘shong called for.

So Ah‘shong raised up a successor to E-O-IH‘s throne in Anakaron, and he was installed and crowned according to the discipline of the etherean heavens.

And Ah‘shong sent swift messengers into the former roadway of the earth to obtain its history; its harvests of Brides and Bridegrooms.

Then Ah‘shong and his sixty million volunteers gazed toward the red star, and watched her as she coursed along in the arches of Vehetaivi.

Thus Ah‘shong, well skilled in the course and behavior of worlds, gathered together his millions of angels, trained in arduous enterprise and furtherance of E-O-IH‘s will. Quickly they framed and equipped an Orian port-au-gon, and illuminated it with fire-lights and bolts. And these sons and daughters of E-O-IH embarked and sped forth. A half a million miles, to the outskirts of Anakaron, where they stood close above the earth, so near that the sweeping moon would almost touch the down-hanging curtains of etherean fire. And here they halted, so that both mortals and angels belonging to the earth might see and fear; for E-O-IH made man so that by unusual sights he would become weak and trembling, so as to change him to new purposes.208

E-O-IH‘s voice spoke to Ah‘shong, saying: For three days and nights you shall stand in the firmament so that man on earth and in atmospherea may perceive the power and majesty of My chosen in heaven.

Ah‘shong said: On the fourth day, O E-O-IH, I will cross Chinvat;209 on the fifth, descend toward the earth. Bring me, O Father, Your messengers from the lower heaven. I will converse with them.

E-O-IH sent the angels of the earth and lower heaven up to Ah‘shong; disheartened they came, to know E-O-IH‘s will:

Ah‘shong said to them: The Father‘s hosts have come from their high estate and glorious ease, to redeem these fallen heavens and man on the earth. It is our labor to come in love to the helpless, and teach them how to sing in E-O-IH‘s praise. Then the swift messengers answered:

In the All Person‘s boundless love, may you find recompense for your holy words, most honored God. Down in darkness, long and earnestly, the Lords of earth have labored in unison with heaven‘s God, whose kingdom fell. Alas, our God, who ministered over the lower heaven, is crushed and humiliated. The enemies of high heaven, exulting in their spoil of E-O-IH‘s kingdom and His name, mock us, saying: Where is E-O-IH now? Where the Higher Light? O Faithists in an All Person boundless!

But now your high-shining sun, your ship of etherean fire, makes the sons and daughters of the earth and her heaven look up, fear and tremble. And when your Light appeared we made all haste in hope of succor.210 Our souls are more than filled with thankfulness; and in E-O-IH‘s name, we will go back and employ a million trumpeters to proclaim around the earth and heaven: E-O-IH HAS COME!

After due salutation the swift messengers departed; and Ah‘shong made all things ready for his descent at the proper time.