God said: In the time of Osiris, your Lord provided for the light and knowledge that had been with the I‘hins, to be merged into the new races, the Ghans and I‘huans. This foundation was laid by the Lord and his angels.
Before this time, the I‘hins could not inspire the barbarians to make leather and cloth; nor could they inspire them to industries of any kind in the ways of virtue and peace.
The Lord provided the inhabitants of the earth with oracle houses; in which, the Lord could speak face to face with mortals, through his angels, chosen for this purpose. In this manner the Lord taught mortals.
Persuading them to industries, peace and righteousness, imitating the ways of the I‘hins.
Teaching them about the stars, sun and moon; showing them how to find the times and seasons of the earth.
Inspiring them to observe the stars, and to name them, which names are preserved to this day. ||
I have established landmarks, says the Lord. What I do, man cannot do. I lift the barbarian up; he gives up his cruel practices by my command.
I call him to the observation of the stars, and he heeds my voice.
Behold, O all you who say there is no Lord, I have left a remnant of barbarians. Go try your hand. Let them, who find the cause of the progress of man to come of the earth [i.e., physical causes –ed.], go raise up the barbarian.
I say to man: Go commune with the spirits of the dead, and man does it. I say: Come away from such worship, and fall down before the stars, and man does it.
E-O-IH said: My Lord, My God, go; call man to one thing today, and let him worship it. And tomorrow call him to another, and let him worship it. For man shall fall down and worship everything in heaven and earth. By trying them man shall know them. For in the day of My glory, kosmon, man shall put away all worshipful things except Me, his Creator. ||
The Lord God said: Through his worshipful talents man can be raised up. Even as to great learning, man will not pursue it till he first worships it. ||
In the time of Osiris, the Lord named the stars in heaven after the legendary names of Gods and Lords. And the Lord did not teach that man should worship them, but that he should learn their glory and majesty in the firmament.
But man forgot the Creator because of the wonder of His works. Even to this day, man inclines to view as substantial and real, things that are seen, and to reject the All Potent, which is unseen.
This was the command of God: for man to learn corporeal things as well as spiritual. And I, the Lord, carried away the spirits of the dead, not permitting man and angels to commune together. For they had done this previously, and, so, both had rejected the higher heavens.
E-O-IH says: It is not the plan of My heavens for the spirits of the dead to remain on the earth forever, engaging in mortal servitude and practices.
Behold, the way of My kingdom is upward; man on the earth shall seek to rise upward, rather than call the angels of heaven downward.
And so the Lord carried away the spirits of the dead, and he turned man‘s judgment to learning the glories of the lower kingdoms (corpor).
And man advanced in great learning; both of the sun, moon and stars, and of all things on the face of the earth.
The Lord said: These signs I have given man, so that he may comprehend the cycles of his Creator: When spiritual research is chief among men, they do not advance in science, art, or inventions, that belong to the earth. But when man is bereft of spiritual aspiration, he advances in corporeal knowledge, inventions, and investigations.
These signs foretell the changes being wrought on mortals by the hand of the Almighty, through His Gods and Lords.
God said: Behold, I raised up great kings and queens on the earth; and I gave them pageantry, rites and ceremonies, like that in heaven. And these (the rulers and grandeur of court life) I made to be an object of aspiration by the multitude, so that they would learn to provide themselves with the luxuries of all created things.
For I did not desire man to become spiritual until the earth and all manner of savage beasts and serpents were subdued. Otherwise man would have descended into impotence, and failed on the earth.
I have left these testimonies before you to this day: that the spiritual man inclines to shut himself up in seclusion and prayer; but the Osirians go forth to work manfully. ||
In those days the Lord established reciprocities between kings and queens. And they proceeded in this manner:
The central kingdom was called the sun-kingdom, and the others were called satellites. And the chief ruler was called THE SUN-KING, or KING OF THE SUN.
And the king maintained an observatory, for determining the times and seasons of the sun, moon, earth and stars. The name of the observatory was TEMPLE OF THE STARS (OKE‘I‘GIT‘HI).
The Lord said to man: Build a chamber for God within the temple of the stars.
And so man built it. And the Lord chose seers, one for every STAR CHAMBER; and the seer sat within, with a table before him, on which sand was sprinkled. And the Lord wrote in the sand, with his finger, the laws of heaven and earth.
Thus God gave to man the names of the stars and their seasons, and the seasons of the sun, moon and earth.
And the seer gave the table to the king; and the king proclaimed its words. And God gave man sacred days, for feasts, and rites and ceremonies; and they were set according to the times of the moon and stars.
And the king, by command of God, caused the people to watch the stars, moon and sun, so they would know the sacred days.
The Lord said: I have days for planting, and days for reaping, days for sailing of ships, and days for males and females. By the stars in the firmament, and by the moon‘s changes, man shall learn to know my times and seasons.
So man took to learning from the stars, moon and sun, to ascertain the will of God.
And nowhere in all the world did man prosper so greatly in the Osirian philosophy as he did in Par‘si‘e, and in Jaffeth (China), and most of all among the shepherd kings.
Great became the wisdom of man in that day, and his power and glory were greater than had ever been since the world began. He established mighty kingdoms and sub-kingdoms, over the lands of Jaffeth, Shem, Par‘si‘e, and Arabin‘ya (Ham).
He excelled in building temples and palaces; and in all manner of inventions; in fabrics of linen and silk, and wool and fine leather; in writing books and tablets; in mathematics; in laws and reciprocities; in navigation, and in inland travel; in making thermometers, barometers, magnetic needles, telescopes and microscopes; and in chemistry and botany.
Truly the philosophers of those days knew the mysteries of heaven and earth.
And man grew no longer thankful to God and his Lords; but man became conceited, saying:
The Gods are fools! All things are Nature, and of growth. Man had become wise in spite of God and his Lords. All things evolve into higher states; it is the natural order. Neither is there any All Person, E-O-IH! He is void, like the wind. ||
And God saw the conceit of man, and he said: Behold, he whom I have raised up, turns against me. Now I will go away from man for a season, so that he may learn wisdom. Behold, man shall also find that many of his fellows whom he raises up, turn against him also.
So the Lord departed out of the star chambers; and, lo and behold, the places became filled with spirits of the newly dead, who did not know the heavens above or the way of the Almighty.
And man inquired of them: Behold, you are now a spirit! Tell me, is there any God, or Lord, or E-O-IH?
And the spirits, desiring to flatter man, and also not knowing the heavenly kingdoms, answered, saying: No, there is no God, no Lord, no All Person, E-O-IH!
So the kings issued edicts, commanding the people to no longer worship God, or Lord, or E-O-IH!
But woe, for the judgment of kings and queens. Man, having inherent worship in his soul, ceased indeed to worship God and his Lords, and even E-O-IH; but, instead, he took to worshipping the stars.
Now, the spirits manifesting in the temples advised one thing through one seer, and something else through another; for they were of little knowledge, and wholly unorganized.
So, presently, the kings took to war against one another. Anarchy ensued, and man fell to destroying all the glories he had made.
Thus again, after three thousand years, man went down in darkness; again fell under the obsession of drujas, and again became a barbarian.