Lectionary Readings for Friday, February 21st, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Friday, February 21st, 2020

Book of Osiris, Son of Jehovih. Chapter 1, Chapter 2


Chapter 1

1. Now came Osire, Son of Jehovih. To him, on his throne in Lowtsin, an ethereal world,
where his reign a hundred thousand years had illumined many a corporeal star, came the
Voice, Great Jehovih, Spirit over all, saying:

2. Osire! Osire: My Son: Forth from these immortal worlds, and grasp the perishable
earth in its debauched flight; and proclaim, with uplifted rod, thyself The One, the
commanding God. As an indulgent father treads softly by his infant son, guiding him
tenderly, and with wholesome advice, so have I, through My Gods and Chiefs, the red star
coaxed along for many, many thousands of years. But as a wise father turneth to his truant
son, of later years, commanding, thou shalt or shall, so now do I, through thee, My Godly
son, stretch My hand over the earth and her heavens.

3. Deep-buried she lieth, in anarchy, and by false Gods and false Lords, in war despoiling
her heavens, and casting down on the troubled earth her millions of spirits of darkness,
glutting themselves in crime. As driftwood, on a surging sea, now riseth high on towering
waves, and quickly plungeth down in the roaring waters, to rise and fall, and repeat
forever the ceaseless struggle, so do the spirits of the dead, of earth, rise in heaven to be
plunged back again in unending toil and darkness, on the low earth.

4. Where toil and struggle My most holy God and his Lords, powerless to divert the
terrible heedlessness of men and angels. Osire heard Jehovih’s voice, and summoned
swift messengers, well trained in the rise and fall of worlds, and bade them go to the red
star, the earth, in masterly speed, a million strong, and survey the affairs of mortals and
spirits, and quickly report back to Jehovih’s throne, in Lowtsin, promising succor to God
and his Lords of earth.

5. The swift messengers, with an arrow-ship, such as Gods, for speed and light work, use
to accomplish Jehovih’s will, shot forth through the ji’ay’an fields of darkness, midway
between the Serpent’s coils, and were soon deep hidden in the whirling atmosphere of the
warring earth. Meantime, Osire called to council about Jehovih’s throne, long-risen Gods
and Goddesses, and told the Voice’s words, that stirred his soul with compassion for those
but recently quickened to life by the Creator’s breath, who persisted in burrowing
their souls down in hada, heedless of the call and persuasion of a loving God and Lords.

6. Jehovih’s light overspread the Lowtsin throne of Osire, and curtained round the stars,
the Gods and Goddesses, with the full history of the earth and her heavens, so that all
were clear to comprehend His Almighty Wisdom. Yet not one was moved with haste to
answer; for scenes like these were their daily deliberation concerning the countless
millions of stars dotting the firmament. And then, slowly, one at a time, the speakers,
each a representative of a thousand Gods and Goddesses, gave utterance to Jehovih’s light
from their respective seats.

7. And when the multitude had spoken, and Osire, charged with the wisdom of all,
perceived from human souls how the light matched his own, as to him Jehovih spake, his
first sphere of commandant God, stood plain before him. And then he rose up, and stood

in the throne of Jehovih, mantled in white, like one new illumined with a great change in
his long life’s administration.

8. To Gods and Goddesses, he spake: Give ear, for now the veil of the arc of Se’ing
upraises before our hallowed shrine. As step by step, all things advance by Jehovih’s will,
and new roadways in etherea open up fields unexplored by traveling stars; so onward,
step by step, our own endless realm takes the course of manhood in its giant strides. By
you have the worlds of corpor and es been blessed for hundreds of thousands of years!
Your busy scenes in an old routine change now to higher advent, and an Orian arc cometh

9. As an oscillating star feedeth itself with a change of seasons, so hath Jehovih coursed
the wave of His traveling Serpents to give our etherean realms an endless life, diversified
by change of scenes and constant surprises, the glory of the soul.

10. As thus Osire, the Mighty, with a soul full of words, engraved by Jehovih’s hand,
discoursed on the glories awaiting the high worlds, where he and his brother Gods and
archangels dwelt in the All Perfect, there came back, hastening, as with Omnipotence
impelled, the swift messengers from the slow earth, with their etherean arrow-ship
shooting like a meteor on fire. Then came Hagan, spokesman of the messengers, before
Jehovih’s throne, his mantle turned back, and his eyes radiant with sure knowledge,
saluting in Jehovih’s sign and name. He said:

11. O Osire, Jehovih’s Son, and ye Gods and Goddesses, as the All Light gave Voice to
our far-seeing God of Lowtsin, so stand I here to corroborate, in Jehovih’s name. The day
of sweet persuasion to the earth-born, and their countless angels down in darkness,
is done. Lo, the race, the Ghans, planned by Jehovih from the foundation of the world,
now standeth triumphant on the earth. As Jehovih led the I’hins in paths fortuitous, by
gentle words and love, but left them not strong before the warring elements, so hath
He created upon the earth the masters who shall subdue it, to the triumph of Gods.

12. Not like lambs are the Ghans, but lions untamed, born conquerors, with seed to learn
and reason toward all things, faith in mastery, but not faith in Jehovih. As a man having
two sons, the one low-strung and passionless, the other in ceaseless mischief and desire
for havoc, because of the fullness within, so stand the twain, the I’hins and the Ghans, on
the earth. And when they die, and enter heaven, the first, the I’hins, go like lambs, as they
are directed; but the second, the Ghans, still full of inherent stubbornness and self-will,
unheed the God and Lords, and mock at them. Back to the earth these well-formed and
stately souls come, and set up heavenly kingdoms of their own, in darkness, and fain
pursue with most relentless zeal their former enemies.

13. By their loud clamor and inspiring acts, they break up the weak Lords’ kingdoms and
despoil them of subjects, proclaiming heaven and earth free to all. Whereby, even hapless
souls in the lower heaven have been persuaded to fly from the hospitals and nurseries
back to mortals, and there fasten themselves as fetals, shutting up their eyes against all
further light.

14. So, mortals have given themselves up to doing the wills of the spirits of darkness,
making spoil and desolation a holiday.

15. We then came to God, Jehovih’s Son, whose throne lieth in Gau, and he said: Take
this message to Osire, Jehovih’s Son, God of Lowtsin: Greeting, in the Father’s name.
Behold, the arc of Se’ing is at hand. Send thou, O God, a ship, and deliver my hosts, four

thousand millions. With that, and in due salutation, we hastened hither.

Chapter 2

1. Osire said: In the name of the All Light, I will have fifty millions of conquerors to do
my will, on earth and in heaven. But first, send ye an es’elene, with suitable attendants,
to deliver God, his Lords, and their hosts, the Brides and Bridegrooms of Jehovih.
And leave ye the earth in darkness thirty days. Meantime, let my builders provide me a
ship for my hosts; and let the heralds go abroad in Se’ing, announcing this, my decree.

2. Jehovih said: Think not, O man, I gave talents to men differently on earth, and there to
end, making My exalted places to be even shorn and alike. Not so created I man; but as
one on earth is mild, and leadeth on by smooth words and persuasive behavior; and as
another, by quick perceiving and strong will, plungeth in headlong; even so carry I them
onward in My high heavens, perfecting them in their bent, but with wisdom and love, till
each becometh as a sun in his sphere.

3. Fear not, O man, that I have not labor for them in high heaven: I have worlds to be
nurtured and coaxed at times; worlds to be pruned at times, and commanded; by most
severe authority made to know that All Power lieth in Me, through My Gods and Lords.

4. For these exalted extreme Gods I have places in the firmament, and worlds numberless,
whereon they dwell as stars in My heavens. Thither make I roadways for My traveling
corporeal worlds, where lie My etherean fields of pasture, to glorify Me, and lead on the
mortal born. So, now, to My commanding God, Osire, who ruled in Lowtsin most
amiably, with equals, but was high-strung with impatience toward self-willed ignorance, I
brought the undisciplined earth to feel his giant power.

5. Say’ah, scribe of Ctaran, thus described the scene: Osire had spoken; his word had gone
forth. Heaven was stirred up; Gods and Goddesses knew that work was on hand, knew of
its order in this place in the firmament. The earth had sons, at last, worthy the will and
service of Gods. Osire, impetuous and much-loved God of Lowtsin, was going to visit
these earth-sons, and wash them clean, and put jackets on them.

6. Osire said: In written words will I set down explicit laws for these unruly false Gods,
the Ghans, and give them bondage, like the people of other worlds. O that they had had
discipline before, instead of sweet persuasion!

7. Say’ah said: When some Gods give command, the people move along; but when Osire
decreed, the whole heaven of Lowtsin ran. And quickly, now, the mandates were filled;
the ships were built, first, the es’elene, commanded by Yok, and equipped with five
million souls, and started off in hot haste to the earth to deliver God and his Lords, and
such Brides and Bridegrooms as were prepared for the resurrection. Next, the ship, Buer,
an adavaysit, built for Osire and his hosts, fifty millions strong.

8. Osire said: That no adventure run foul, let swift messengers be stationed along the
roadways; and they shall announce the proceedings of my Gods and Lords, and their
whereabouts. And, even so, was the order of heaven executed. And time came, and
passed, and the earth was stripped from her God and Lords, and on her, and her heavens,
darkness reigned.

9. Then Osire left his high place, and with his hosts, aboard the etherean ship of fire, sat
out toward the earth, at break-neck speed; for such was the disposition of this most

determined God. Nor halted he at Chinvat, the boundary of the earth’s vortex, but sped on
with banners and curtains flying, and most martial music to stir up the souls of his hosts
to sudden tittle.

10. Down he came to the earth with his fire-ship, and sped round about it, to learn its
weak and salient points; and next rose up a little to view the atmospherean spirits who
had presumed defiance toward high heaven. In the place where Gau had been (whose
God, a most holy one, had learned to rule by love for eight hundred years, and was
unappreciated by the crude boasters, the unlearned druj), there stood now, castles and
mansions of the false God, Utaya, round whom a million of sentinels armed for battle
were stationed to protect him, the false, and do his will.

11. Hither came Osire, and over the battlements raised his ship, and brought it even into
the arena of the Council of hada. Then, halting, bade his marshals proclaim his voice:

12. Come forth, O Utaya; behold my power! Thy sentinels stand appalled. I raised my
hosts by higher law, and stand on my feet in thy citadel.

13. Utaya said: Strange and audacious God! From what unmannerly region hast thou
sprung? Know thou, Gods should kneel outside my walls, and beg to know my will, for
an audience. Then Osire determined to hear his arguments, and thus spake:

14. From Great Jehovih, I am come! I kneel to none save Him. To do His will in
reverence am I come in power and majesty. But erst I demolish thy pitiful walls, and
cast thee down, suppliant, to do my will, tell me wherein excusest thou thyself to
turn from the exalted heavens, and build here a kingdom of slaves, for thine own glory?

15. Utaya said: O thou jester! Erst I demolish thee and thy ship, and enslave thy hosts as
mine, I will, then, pacify thy worthless curiosity, that thou mayest hereafter know thy
lesson well. But first, thou has mocked me for my slaves: what more are thy hosts?
Hast thou not tampered with their too willing love by stories of thy unseen Jehovih,
and persuaded them to suffer thee to lead them on to glory? Now I declare before thee,
there is no Jehovih, no All Person! Hence, thy philosophy is founded on falsehood.
The space is before us; the worlds are before us; there is nothing more. Let him
who will, assume a kingdom; let him who will be a slave, be a slave. I am Apollo!

16. Osire said: When I shall have cast thee down, thou mightest say it was merely because
it so happened that one was stronger than another. So, then, that thou mayest remember
my words are more in wisdom than in blind force, hear me whilst thou canst, for it is not
long that I can talk to such as thou: He who admitteth the universe moveth in harmony
and discipline, already admitteth the All Person, Jehovih. He who denieth the All Person,
Jehovih, denieth unity in all things. If all things are not in unity, then are all things
divided, one against another. Whoever holdeth this, is a disintegrator; and whoever
holdeth that all things are a unit, is a unitor. Wherefore, if there be greater strength in
unison than in isolation, then therein hath unison won the battle and become the All

17. Touching the matter of slaves: There is but One Master, and He ruleth over all; but it
lieth in the power of each and every soul to attune himself with the All Person, which is
freedom. Of such are my hosts. Thy slaves attune themselves to thee; they cannot rise
higher than thou; my hosts have the universe for their model. Because thou canst not find
the Cause of thy coming into life, why not say thou: A name I will call Him, and it shall
be Jehovih!

18. And now began Utaya with a long discourse, the which Osire waited not to hear, but
turned to his marshals, saying: Break ye down the walls of Gau, and raise me ten
thousand pillars of fire. I will here rebuild Jehovih’s kingdom. Let the es’enaurs chant,

19. To which the astonished Utaya stood silently, as if to know if it were real, or but a
frenzied dream, that any one should so unrecognize his power, now well established for
three hundred years.

20. Out of the ship came the hosts, and without command, or waiting to know their parts,
but every one in time to the music, taking place in the citadel. Osire strode forward, and
by the majesty of his power, overturned the throne of Utaya, the false God, and heaped
the rubbish aside. Then, stretching forth his hand, he said:

21. In Thy name, O Jehovih, and by virtue of Thy power, in me vested, do I here
command the elements to do my will, and raise me a throne worthy of Thy Immortal
Son! And with his voice, his hosts, in concert, quickly piled the adamantine seat,
and hung it round with transparent tapestry, woven with the elements of silver and gold.

22. The while the laborers of Osire overturned the walls of Utaya’s city, and set free his
millions of slaves, even whilst Utaya’s officers, panic-stricken, dropped on their knees,
pleading for pity, or fled precipitously off to the earth. And Utaya, conjecturing the
worthlessness of his stuff, compared to that which descended from the higher
heavens, shouted and called in vain to his most steadfast zealots in time of peace and
easy rule, beholding them, in thousands, vanquished without even a cruel deed or word.

23. Not long the fray lasted, for Osire’s work was as if a man were overturning the toys of
a child; and Utaya, to prove his faith in himself, stood sole spectator, unmoved from his
tracks, but helpless, wondering what should come next. But now Osire, with no words of
explanation or excuse, ascended the new throne and gave the sign, I
which was answered by his mighty hosts; when, behold, from the vault of heaven above
there descended mantles of light, matchless in brilliancy!

24. Utaya was himself illumined, and all his former evil deeds and cruelty stood out in
huge black spots, quailing before the sea of light; for round on every side stood millions
of souls, all pure and transparent, washed by the ordeal of time and holy works. But Utaya
was not all evil, or short in owning an honorable adversary; and so, quickly
comprehending his awful plight in the midst of Purity, first let fall a tear, the which, in
pity, blinded him from witnessing further his dire humiliation; and next, with blubbering
of a beaten school-boy, he cried out:

25. Enough! Enough! Thou God, Almighty! Take me hence, from thy dissolving fire! I
was but wont to witness some great God’s deeds, to find proof of mine own

26. But Osire was not new to such a situation, and proceeded with the affairs of heaven,
appointing officers and laborers, and apportioning his High Council to do Jehovih’s will,
and so left Utaya to sweat a while in his own torments.

27. O give me relief, cried Utaya, thou God of heaven and earth! I consume, I burn in
Purity’s flame! For pity, turn down the consuming light!

28. Osire halted from his labors long enough to answer thus: All Light cannot cease for
convenience of one man; clothe thyself, O false one, with robes of darkness, and hide thy
cruel butcheries. Thou, that wouldst have made slaves of my hosts, should be of holier

metal than to plead for help. Behold, not one of thy slaves have I taken, or asked to bow
in obedience. To the righteous, the worlds are free; only evil men and evil Gods quail
before Jehovih’s ceaseless fire!

29. Meanwhile, Utaya hustled close around himself his glittering robes, and pulled his
flashing crown down over his scalded eyes, which worthless fabric but fed the fury of the
All Light, from the throne of God, Osire’s resting-place. The slaves of Utaya had fled, or
lay piteously prostrate, speechless with fear and wonder. Over these the hosts of Osire
watched, and hastily took them beyond the now rapidly rising pillars of fire, where they
were housed temporarily.

30. Still the voice of Utaya rang aloud for help and pity; but to him none came. Then he
saw that the prostrate victims fared better and were less conspicuous; so Utaya cast
himself prostrate, along with the rubbish of his former throne. Whereupon Osire sent
Yesta, sister of Atonas, Goddess of Opsa, in etherea, to rescue him, and mantle him
around with balm from the upper heavens.

31. So Yesta and her band took Utaya hence, far beyond the boundaries of the new-laid


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