1st Quarter Moon
Book of Fragapatti, Son of Jehovih. Chapter 1, Chapter 2
1. In Horub, an etherean world on the borders of the arc of Aza, in the procession of
Sayutivi, Cnod and Gorce, a region of light, of ten thousand earth years, and one
hundred vesperes, where reigned Fragapatti, Orian Chief of Obsod and Goomatchala
one thousand years; God of Varit, God of Lunitzi and Witchka, and Schleinaka, and
Dows, thirty thousand years; Surveyor of Gies, roadway and trail of Fetisi, and Mark,
seventy thousand years; Prim of Vaga, Tsein, Loo-Gaab and Zaan, forty thousand years.
2. Fragapatti said: To me Jehovih spake in the Council of Obsod, capital of Horub, where
sat my million Gods, our throne itself an arc of light, and there came from the Almighty’s
throne a greater light, all brilliant, and, with it, the Matchless Voice. Jehovih said:
3. My Son! My Son! Go to the red star, the earth. She cometh thy way; her coat is red
with mortal blood!
4. Fragapatti said: The Father saith: The red star cometh this way; her coat is red with
5. To their tables the Gods and Goddesses turned, to mark the time; and now, quickly, the
whisper ran to the million ears: The red star! The earth! Ye recollect, it was the little star
where Sethantes stood man upright, now agone some sixty thousand years. And Aph
crushed in her walls, and pruned her to the quick.
6. And then they overhauled the earth’s history, these Gods and Goddesses; measured her
course to learn just when she would pass; and they found five years and fifty days would
be her dawn of dan, her time to cross the arc of Aza. And as yet she roamed two hundred
7. Fragapatti said: That this sudden light hath given such long warning, so, great work
cometh anon. Let my swift messengers come; I will speak to them.
8. Then the marshals ushered in the swift messengers, saluting, before Jehovih’s throne.
9. Fragapatti said: Autevat, my son, the All Light fell upon me, saying: My Son, go to the
red star, the earth; her coat is red with mortal blood! Now, by her time, she standeth more
than two hundred years beyond the boundaries of Horub. For this, I called thee and thy
attendants. How long will it take thee to go thither and survey the earth and her heavens,
and return hither?
10. Autevat, well trained in such matters, said: Of the earth’s time, forty days. Fragapatti
said: What number of attendants wilt thou require for so great a distance? And Autevat
said: Twenty thousand.
11. Fragapatti said: Provide thee, then, all thou requirest, and go at once. And if thou shalt
find the inhabitants of the earth suitable for sacred records, commission thou the God or
Lords to send loo’is to raise up an heir for Jehovih’s kingdom.
12. Autevat said: Thy will and Jehovih’s be done. And, duly saluting, he and his
attendants withdrew, and, coming to Gat-wawa, ordered an arrow-ship of twenty
thousand gauge. In two days it was completed; and, during the time, Autevat had chosen
his attendants. And so he departed, swiftly, like a ray of light, Autevat and his attendants,
for the red star, the earth. To see what was the matter, that a God so far away as
Fragapatti was, could feel and know the flow of human blood!
13. For such is the all perfection of Jehovih’s Sons and Daughters. Even mortals can sense
things a little way off; but Jehovih’s upraised Gods feel the breath of the stars, and know
when they are disordered.
1. Fragapatti and the Council were deeply engaged in the Sortiv of an Orian arc, through
which the phalanx of Inihab and her constellation pass every thousand years; an etherean
region where the star, Unhowitchata, was dissolved, some twenty days agone, and cut
loose thirty thousand million bound spirits, wrapped in corporeality, by the chief, Avaia,
and his band of etherean Gods, who had drawn largely on the inhabitants of Ful, a garden
of Horub, in Fragapatti’s dominions.
2. And Avaia had quartered the dismembered hosts near Sortiv, where the light of the arc
fell sharply on them; to deplete which concourse, taxed the Gods for more help than was
at hand. To remedy which, Fragapatti’s hosts were extending the ji’ay’an fields of Uth and
lowering the grade suitable to the spirits of darkness rescued from Unhowitchata,
a prolific world, bringing forth imperfect human souls too abundantly for the quality.
3. And Inihab was near at hand, to pass the arc of Sortiv, with her hundred stars, many of
them larger than the earth, to seventy of which the inhabitants of Horub would need go as
redeeming Gods and Goddesses for the dawn of dan upon them. To apportion all of
which, Fragapatti and his million Council had work on hand, so that not seriously the
condition of the earth and her heavens weighed upon them.
4. But in forty days’ time, or in such period as would be forty days on the earth, Autevat
and his attendants, twenty thousand, with the arrow-ship of fire, returned from the earth
and her heavens, speeding close to Obsod, where the marshals received them, and
announced them to the Council. Fragapatti said: Let Autevat and his attendants approach
5. And Autevat went in, saluting, and stood before the Chief, Fragapatti. Autevat said: In
Jehovih’s name, and by His power and wisdom, am I here to proclaim of the red star and
her heaven: First, then:
6. It is three thousand one hundred years since great Osire sowed the seed of mental
culture amongst mortals, and it hath grown to be a giant, and a most merciless tyrant. To
learn whereof I speak, even God and his Lords, to honor thee, O Fragapatti, gave me
voice and word, and opened the libraries of their heavens, and accompanied me around
about the earth, to all nations, tribes and wanderers. To me, the God of earth said:
7. Greeting to Fragapatti, in the name of the Father! And to thee, His Son! Take thou this
record to Him, and His Council, in Horub. For I am powerless through my Lords and
hosts against such odds.
8. God said: From the time great Osire ascended to his etherean realm, our heaven yielded
ample harvests for one thousand five hundred years. And God and Lords succeeded in
regular order for every dan put upon the earth.
9. But then came a change, for the a’ji’an fields pressed close on every side of heaven, and
the souls of angels and mortals turned down to the gross earth. After which time, only
such as were already within the second resurrection came and strove for the upper worlds.
10. These depleted the constant rise, and left our colleges, schools and factories vacant;
for the hosts of es’yans, newborn from the earth, were stubborn in their much earthly
learning, spurning wise counsel and association.
11. And there were born from the earth into atmospherea, millions and millions of spirits,
who could not believe they were dead, but maintained they were confined in dark
dungeons, howling and cursing day and night.
12. For the seed of corporeal knowledge had taken root in the I’huan race. They
had learned the motions, names and places of the stars, the moon and sun; and
from these, prophesied the affairs of nations and men. And duly marked out, with maps
and charts, the destiny of things, according to the dates of corporeal births and
movements, attributing the highest central cause to the sun and stars in conjunction.
13. And thus they cast aside all spirit, even Jehovih, reasoning, that if the sun made
winter and summer, and grass to grow and die, so it ruled over animals and men. And so,
the temples built to observe the stars, before which men once fell down and worshipped
Jehovih, became the places of decrees to horrid deaths of all who taught of or believed in
14. And now rose a mighty nation on earth, of the I’huans, and called, Parsi’e, and they
ignored the decrees of Gods and Lords to build no city larger than two thousand souls;
forsooth, declaring the Lords and Gods to be but inspirations from the quickening
power of the sun and stars, made dark and personal by the credibility of past ages.
15. And so, in representation of the solar phalanx, they built Oas, a sun city, which
standeth to this day of a million souls, sworn to make it the central governor over all the
earth, and all other places tributary and paying for its glory. And over Oas they made a
king, and called him, KING OF THE SUN, to be to him and his heirs, successors forever.
16. And Oas was embellished and adorned above all other places that had been on the
earth; the fame of which spread abroad over Jaffeth and Shem and Ham, betwixt which it
lieth centrally. Its colleges became famous, and its observatories were of such
magnificence that their roofs were covered with silver and gold. The mirrors and lenses
and dark chambers within the towers were so constructed that the stars could be read as
well in the day as at night; and the records of observation covered more than a thousand
years, by men of great learning.
17. But now, alas, Oas aspires not only to be the central sun in knowledge, but in power
and dominion, over the whole earth. And so, from her ample treasures, she sendeth forth
armies to conquer and destroy, to gather and plunder, to build still greater her
18. So Jaffeth and Shem and Ham run red with human blood, whereat, I raised my
voice to high heaven, that Jehovih would send deliverance for the souls of men.
19. For of the millions slain, whose spirits still lie on the battle-fields in chaos, or madly
fighting some unseen horror of hallucination, none can be persuaded to come to holier
places in heaven; whilst hosts of them rush madly into Oas, to find even their souls
accursed by mortals.
20. God said: So the heaven of the earth hath fallen to the earth, save the I’hins and the
far-off I’huans, whose spirits my Lords gather in and prepare for the after resurrection.
But amongst the Parsi’e nation, none more believe the dead shall rise, nor that spirit is;
but that with the mortal death there is the end, to which the king hath made a decree that
never more shall man teach or preach of a heaven for spirits of the dead, nor proclaim a
Great Spirit, a Creator.
21. Autevat said: In such manner God disclosed the affairs of earth and heaven, now
dead-locked in everlasting destruction; which things, in fuller details, I with my
attendants, beheld in every land and kingdom. And as we sat in Vibhraj, in the sacred
circle, a light, a single star, appeared before us, even at the throne of God; and from its
center the book of heaven fell, as if to send broadcast before mortals the plan and will of
Jehovih, near at hand.
22. At this, God said: Tell me, Autevat, thou that travelest across the mighty heavens, and
art stored with the knowledge of Gods ruling over other worlds, what is the signal of this
light and sacred book? To which I replied: This, O God: The time hath come to earth to
prove to mortals the things whereof the Gods and Lords have taught. History shall no
longer be locked up privately with the chosen race, the I’hins; but it shall stand before
both saints and sinners.
23. Thou shalt prove the resurrection before these stubborn kings, the slaughterers of
men, that they may say, not as the I’hins, we believe the soul immortal, because
handed down from the ancients, but because it hath been demonstrated before our eyes.
24. God said: How shall this be? To which I replied: Not I, great God, can tell, for that
department is not in my keeping. But this much I know: Thou shalt send loo’is into the
city of Oas, and they shall raise up a su’is’ sar’gis of the fourth grade. All else leave thou
till Fragapatti cometh.
25. God said: To reach the fourth grade, will require five generations, which shall spring
from the I’hin race commingling with the I’huans. Go, then, O Autevat, to thy etherean
home, before the Council of Obsod, to Jehovih’s throne, and say to great Fragapatti:
An heir to the light of resurrection shall be born ere the dawn of dan of Horub.
26. Autevat said: On learning these truths, I took my leave, and rose and came swiftly
back to thy realm.
27. Fragapatti said: It is well. In the time of the next dawn of dan on the earth, I
will take a resting spell in which to fulfill Jehovih’s plan on earth and in her heavens.
28. So, saluting Autevat, who retired, Fragapatti proceeded with his Council in the
affairs of other worlds, making a memorandum of the time and place the earth should
near the plains of Horub, in the etherean worlds, some two hundred years yet to come.