Lectionary Readings for Thursday, July 17th, 2019

Lectionary Readings for Thursday, July 17th, 2019

Book of Saphah M’hak, Chamber of Adepts



(This, then, is the upper chamber of the Panic age, and the Golden Chamber of the second
branch, Chine. Herein stand the Gods and Saviors of this day, even as the idolaters of the
ancient days had other Gods and Saviors in their days.)

1. SOUTH: If a man do evil, it taketh root in him, and will be entailed on his spirit, even
into the next world. But if a man practice righteousness it will also take root, and his
spirit will become as a star of glory in heaven.

2. WEST: If a man court evil companions in this world, he shall find them also in the spirit
world (Es). But if he constantly seek Jehovih, to and do his will, he shall find happiness
both here and hereafter.

3. NORTH: If a man minister unto others, so will he be ministered unto by the angels of
heaven. But whosoever would grow in all gifts, let him labor to become one with the
Father, and the Father will grow in him forever.

4. EAST: Naked bring I man into the world, saith Jehovih. But I provide others for him in
his infancy, that he may be fed and clothed. But when he is strong and wise, I command
him to provide for himself, that he may be an honor and glory in My handiwork.

5. Let no man shirk from the trials I put upon him, for in so doing he robbeth his own
(The Gowai and Initiates now march thrice around the Tablet, repeating the philosophy
and the examination that arise out of the Degree of Dawn, and the Light of High Noon.
When they have arrived at the West, the Washutaga sound the gong, and they halt thereat.
The West saith):

6. W.: Who cometh here?

7. I.: A Faithist in Jehovih.

8. W.: Who is Jehovih?

9. I.: The Great Spirit. He who is over all and within all. The Potent and Unseen. He it is
whose Ever Presence quickeneth into life all that live.

10. W.: Where is Jehovih?

11. I.: Everywhere, nor is there place without Him.

12. W.: What is His form?

13. I.: No man can attain to know His form.

14. W.: What is His extent?

15. I.: No man can attain to know His extent.

16. W.: Is He Person?

17. I.: Inasmuch as all the living are persons, so is He the All Person of all things.
Inasmuch as His Ever Presence quickened into life all that live, so is His Ever Presence
with the living, seeing, hearing and feeling every word and act of all men, women and
children on earth and in heaven.

18. W.: What interest hast thou in Him?

19. I.: He is my Father! He is within my soul. I am within Him, and a very member of His

20. W.: Whence came His name?

21. I.: As the wind whispereth E in the leaves, and uttereth O in the ocean’s surge and in
the thunder above, and Ih in the winter’s shrill whistle, so came the name E-O-Ih, which
hath become Jehovih, and Eloih, and Elohim and Wenohim.

22. W.: How was He discovered?

23. I.: The angels of heaven taught man of Him.

24. W.: Who are the angels of heaven?

25. I.: People who once lived on earth or other corporeal worlds?

26. W.: What is their form?

27. I.: Even as mortals, but being perfect.

28. W.: Where is heaven?

29. I.: Worlds unseen by mortals fill the etherean firmament above. These worlds are
heaven; these the spirit worlds; these the etherean worlds; these are the abodes of the
spirits of the dead.

30. W.: How came the angels from heaven down to the corporeal earth?

31. I.: In the Dan’ha they come direct; at other times they come through familiar spirits?

32. W.: Who are familiar spirits?

33. I.: Our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and other relatives and friends who have not
been long dead, and such other spirits as have not learned of or risen to the heavens above
earth’s atmosphere. Many of these abide on the earth and with mortals, some for a few

years, some for a hundred, and some for a thousand or more years.

34. W.: What is an idol?

35. I.: Anything that is worshiped, having form and figure.

36. W.: Who is God?

37. I.: A spirit with a heavenly throne believed by people in darkness to be the Creator
of all things. Familiar spirits have oft called themselves God, and so taught mortals.

38. W.: Who are Saviors?

39. I.: Familiar spirits who have kingdoms in atmospherea, which, by the ancients, was
called the lower heaven. Saviors are tyrants who make slaves of other spirits, who believe
in them. Their slaves are sent back to mortals as guardian angels or familiars, in order to
make captives of mortals after death, to augment the Savior’s kingdoms in atmospherea.

40. W.: How can a man escape the toils of false Lords, Gods, Saviors and familiars?

41. I.: He shall covenant with Jehovih every day of his life, and serve Him by doing good
works unto others with all his wisdom and strength. Nor shall he call in prayer on the
name of a Savior or God, nor any other spirit, but on the Great Spirit only. If he do this,
and eschew contention and war, and leadership, and earthly gain, and earthly
aggrandizement, then will etherean angels come and guard him in the name of Jehovih.

42. W.: Who are ethereans?

43. I.: Spirits who have risen above the bondage of the earth and its atmosphere;
spirits who can come only to such mortals as have attained beyond earthly desires.

44. W.: Hath it not been said: Swear not at all?

45. I.: Jehovih saith: Swear unto thy Father in heaven every day of thy life; and if thou
fail to keep thine oath, thou shalt renew it on the following day, with repentance.
But in all swearing it shall be for perfecting one’s self and for the glory of the Father.

46. W.: Thou hast spoken wisely. Go, then, to the east, and stand upright before Jehovih,
and there pray or utter an anthem of praise unto Him, that He may be glorified in thee,
and thy guardian angels have honor in their pupil.
(The M. and I. pass around the tablet; the E. soundeth the gong thrice; the I. maketh
informal prayer, and, at the termination, he repeateth with the M., as followeth:)

47. M and I.: Give ear unto me, O Jehovih! The vanities of the earth have no
countenance in my sight; they are as one cast down in the day of his triumph.

48. Neither doth flesh food enter my mouth; nor strong drink, nor substance that cometh
from an animal, or is part thereof; nor fish, nor worms, nor anything that breathes or hath
breathed. (And if the I. is a prophet he addeth, nor roots, nor seeds that grow in the field.)

49. In the air and in the fruits thereof is my substance; into the air riseth my spirit upward
unto Thee, O my Father in heaven!

50. Quicker hast Thou made my spirit than my flesh; quicker Thou my soul than the dust
of the earth.

51. Who can comprehend Thy handiwork? Who else but Thee knoweth the delight of my
soul unto Thee? Verily art Thou the comfort of the living, the solace of the dying and the
joy of the dead.

52. I was not, and I knew not. Thy hand moved and brought me forth, and lo, here I am!
Yea, Thy spirit moved upon Mi (mother earth), and I am one of the fruits thereof.

53. How shall I glorify Thee; and in Thy service how shall I render Thee recompense?
(During the last two verses the I. marcheth around the altar and arriveth at E. Four bells.)

54. E.: My brother (or sister), thou hast covenanted with our Father at Dawn and at High
Noon, saying: That that thou hast taught me will I proclaim, fearing naught that may
come upon me.
Go forth, then, and see to it that thou turnest not backward. Neither shalt thou raise up thy
hand to do any man hurt.

55. E.: Since the time of the ancients to this day the worshipers of the One Great Spirit
have been persecuted and abused by idolaters of Gods and Saviors.

56. E.: If, therefore, enemies accuse thee or assault thee, hear thou them patiently, but
press onward in peace to the end, and the Father will be with thee.
(The I. turneth to the south, face upward.)

57. I.: Such is my will unto Thee, O Jehovih! Thou shalt be the song of my life, Thou, the
theme of my delight. Unto Thee will I give praise without ceasing, and my prayers shall
be without number.
(He marcheth forth now in the order of opening Dawn. The E. retireth beyond the ark.
The Fesays lower the light to almost darkness, and the four drujas prepare themselves
in the druk, light the incense of sacrifice, and robe themselves in the orders of the four
great idolaters of the cycle belonging to the order. Meanwhile the I. goeth forth, saying:)

58. I.: I will go forth proclaiming Thee and Thy works, O Jehovih! In Thee shall Thy
children rejoice with great joy. Yea, the inhabitants of the earth shall turn away from evil
and learn to glorify Thee!

59. They have beholden the Rising Sun and the High Noon, and the stars in the firmament
above, and they shall sing unto Thee for Thy glorious works.

60. Thy unseen heavens will I proclaim, and for the inheritance thereof shall people
eschew war and earthly aggrandizement.

61. Yea, all people shall rejoice with me for the glory of the earth, and for Thy kingdoms
above. Unto Thee shall they sing with rejoicing all the days of their lives, and Thy voice
shall come upon them.
(Here boundeth forth from the N.-E. the druj, which of this day is Brahma of the
Zarathustrian ancients, and he flieth madly upon the I.)

62. B: Halt! vain man! Blasphemer of the Zarathustrian law! I have heard thy insulting
tongue. Thou raisest up thy voice against the wisdom of the ancients. Know, then, that the
All Spirit spake to Zarathustra, the All Pure, who was the incarnation of All Light, born
of the virgin Mi. This is the Zarathustrian law; the holy light of earth and heaven; the
Brahman religion. Whoever since then saith: Lo, I hear the Voice, or lo, I see the Hand, is
a blasphemer, an imposter! Have a care of thy speech!

63. I.: I would teach man to be happy and to rejoice in the Father over all!

64. B.: Insulting man, and of a truth a most wicked teacher. Man should torture his flesh,
and by long fasts and abhorrent labor, make the earth hateful in his sight. Do thou not
this, and thou shalt return to the earth a wandering spirit to afflict mortals.

65. I.: Nay, I would make the labor of earth a joy and thanksgiving, having faith in the
Great Spirit, Jehovih!

66. B.: O Brahma! O Zarathustra! Go, barbarian! Out of my sight! Thou insulter of the
ancients! Thou contaminatest the sacred land of Brahma! Begone, begone! Thou that
reverest not the caste of men!
Here the I. escapeth past B., who retireth to his druk. Again the I. goeth forth.)

67. I.: Rejoice, O ye inhabitants of the earth. Jehovih liveth and reigneth, and ye are a
glory within His works!

68. Fear not, O my beloved. His hand is over all. His wisdom knoweth your just deserts.

69. Go not backward, O all ye people. He is ever at your hand in wisdom and strength.

70. A nurse provided He for the newborn, and the spirit of the full-grown man is in his

71. With your eyes, O my beloved, go not back to the ancients, nor seal not up your souls,
and He will give you light.

72. Arouse ye up, O ye inhabitants of the earth! He is the same, yesterday, to-day and
(Here boundeth forth from the S.-E. druj, which in this cycle is Buddha, and he assaileth
the I. violently.)

73. BU: Hold! Thou man of darkness! Barbarian, hold thy tongue! Insulter of the ancients!
Blasphemer against great Buddha! Who can hear the Voice? Thou!

74. The All Light descended to the earth incarnate form in Gotama Buddha. Who’er since
then saith: I can hear the Voice, is an imposter, a breeder of revolt against all truth.

75. I.: I proclaim the living Presence.

76. Bu.: Heedest thou not the Ahura’Mazdian law! To establish Buddha on earth, more
than a hundred millions have been slain in war! This day the Buddhists have twenty
million soldiers. Wouldst thou insult this mighty power? Turn the nations loose in
blasphemous song?

77. I.: I would lift man up from the bondage of the ancients.

78. Bu.: Nay, begone, or thy blood be upon thy head. Thou defilest the holy land of
Buddha. Out of my dominions! thou that heedest not the caste of men! Begone!

79. I.: But hear me—(The I. succeedeth in passing him.) Bu.: Nay, I will not. I will
scourge thee with stripes! (Whipping him.)

80. (As he graspeth the chastening rod the I. maketh his escape. Bu. retireth to his druk.
The I. goeth forth again.)

81. I.: Better art Thou, O Jehovih, our Living Father, than the dead ancients. Better Thy
love than the dominion of the whole earth.

82. Who shall fear when our Father in heaven is also within us. Who shall take anger to
his soul for the darkness of men?

83. Glorify Him, O all ye people, in praise and thanksgiving. He speaketh in the song of
the bird. He painteth the flowers of the field with His own hand.

84. Of all the living, man alone turneth away from Thee! Man alone setteth up an idol on
earth or imagineth one in heaven, and worshipeth it.

85. Proclaim Him with great joy, O my beloved; there is but one All Person, the Great
Spirit, Jehovih.
(Here boundeth forth from the N.-W. the druj, which, of this cycle is Christian. He
assaulteth the I. violently and in rage.)

86. C.: Fanatic! Infidel! Blasphemer against Christ! Sayest thou God hath lungs and
lips, and a voice, and thou canst hear Him? O thou insulter of this enlightened age!

87. Only the ancient prophets could hear Him. Then God descended to the earth,
incarnated himself in a woman, and was born of a virgin, becoming Christ, the Savior of
the world! Christ is the lamb of peace! He is the fountain of love. Christ saith: I am the

life and the light!

88. I.: I know only one Great Spirit, Jehovih.

89. C.: Thou liest! Thou disturber of the peace! Thou infidel to the holy book and
Christian law! To establish Christ on earth, a hundred millions have been slain in war!
Know thou, this day, the Christians have seven millions of soldiers, and the mightiest
ships of war on the globe!

90. I.: I teach peace and love!

91. C.: Hold thy tongue, infidel! Christ saith: Think not I am come to send peace on earth;
I am not come to send peace, but a sword; Christ saith: I come to set man at variance
against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her

92. Before Christ shall every knee bow and every tongue confess him Lord of all. Down
on thy knees, infidel, and confess to him. Down!

93. I.: Never. To none but great Jehovih.

94. C.: O blasphemer against the Lord! Now will I bind thee for heresy behind prison
bars, and thy sacred books confiscate. (He seizeth a cord.)

95. I.: Nay, bind me not. I would but raise up my fellow-men.
(The I. escapeth.)

96. C.: Dog! Desecrator of religious liberty, begone out of this fair land of meekness and
(C. retireth to his druk. The I. goeth forth again.)

97. I.: Hear ye Him, O all ye people of the earth, and ye of heaven above. His voice is in
the air, and in the stones of the earth. Yea. He speaketh in the sun and moon and stars! All
things in heaven and earth are the expression of His soul.

98. Make merry, O ye inhabitants of the earth. Jehovih is Ever Present, and none can
counterfeit Him. Open your ears that ye may hear His Voice, and your eyes that ye may
behold His Person!
(Here wearily cometh forth from the S.-W. the druj, which, in this cycle, is Mohammed,
and he raiseth a stick and preventeth the I. passing.)

99. M: Foolish man! Thou talkest to the wind. Only the ancient prophets could hear the
voice. Mohammed was His prophet. Go, then, read the prophets of old, and study the
koran. Since Mohammed, no more wisdom can come into the world.

100. I.: I would raise up the ignorant and debased.

101. M.: Nay, thou art a fool! The ignorant and debased are as God made them. They are
content; disturb them not.

102. I.: I would make their labor light.

103. M.: Be wise. Yesterday thou wert born; to-day thou livest; to-morrow thou diest, and
the next day thou wilt be forgotten. Go, then, procure wine and women, and feast thyself
while thou mayst.

104. I.: I teach a higher life.

105. M.: I want no higher life. This world is good enough for me. God is just. He hath
provided heavens for angels. The earth he made for man, and to man gave he passions to
be indulged. Otherwise he had not given them. Therefore I will have of the earth its
sweetness whilst I may. God hath already made all things; all is finished. Man hath
nothing to do but seek pleasure and die.

106. I.: I would make the life of the peasant a pleasant one.

107. M.: Thou disturbest my kingdom. To establish Mohammed, a hundred millions have
been slain in war. The Mohammed hath this day two millions of soldiers. That is
sufficient. Depart thou, then, out of the honest land of the Mohammed, and may God’s
holy book and the koran enlighten thee.
(Here he passeth the druj, and the latter goeth to his druk.)

108. I.: Alas, O my Father, who art Ever Present! Yesterday I was puffed up with great
joy, but the four quarters of the world (druks) have risen up against me. To-day I am cast
down in sorrow.

109. The inhabitants of the earth are bound down by the little light of the ancients; but
Thy Great Light of Living Presence they put afar off. What shall I do, O Father, that I may
contribute to the founding of Thy kingdom on earth? O give me light, that my labor be
not vain!

110. E. (with four bells): My friend, the Great Spirit beholdeth thee at all times and
places; and since thou hast been faithful to Him, so have His etherean spirits ministered
unto thee. And now that thou asketh for light from our Father, thy words are not in

111. E.: Repair thou, then, into Dehabalizzah (Golden Chamber), where the voice of self
and dispute never enter; and thou shalt learn of the mysteries of the dominions of the
Gods and Saviors; after which thou shalt learn to apply thy labor that it not be vain, but
profitable to the world and a glory to Jehovih in founding His kingdom.

112. I.: Angels of heaven lead the way!
(Here the W., the I., and spirits (if present), who have taken on corporeal forms, lead the
way, ascending to the Golden Chamber. Within this chamber the lights give a golden
color, and the roof of the chamber is blue, with golden stars, twinkling. On the E., W., N.
and S. are altars with the sacred instruments for measuring, surmounted with golden
colored flags. Here are represented, the spider’s net, the ant-house, the broken implements
of war, the sacred wheel of the ancients, the Sun at Morn and at High Noon, the
representative idols of all nations and religions. In the E. and W. and N. and S. stand the
angels of triumph. In the midst of the chamber stand the tablet and altar of the ancients.
Above the E., in letters of fire, is the name J
EHOVIH. Above the W., in letters of fire, is the
name E
LOIH. Above the N., in letters of fire, is the name ELOHIM. Above the S., in letters of
fire, is the name E
OLIN, and suspended from the center, in letters of fire, is the name
H. In the extreme druk’a, in golden letters, is the word MI, and in red, is the word
M! When the I. and the W. and the angels enter the chamber, low, sweet music saluteth
them, and they march around the central altar in single file thrice, arriving at E. as the
music ceaseth. Five bells are sounded, and the I. and W. and spirits face about to the E.)

113. E.: Who cometh here?

114. I.: One anxious to learn how best to serve the Father, that his life may be fruitful
unto others.

How easier it is to bend a young sprout than a full grown oak! saith Jehovih. Have not the
Gods and Saviors in the lower heavens discovered this, and so set guardian spirits and
familiars over the newborn? What wonder is it that men are stiff-necked in the doctrines
of the ancients? Spirits of darkness urge them on, and they delight in war and earthly

dominions, for the benefit of their Gods and Saviors. Neither know they that they are
servants to spirits of darkness; and they glorify themselves in caste, and in riches, and
dominion, and in becoming rulers and chief leaders.

116. Jehovih saith: Let My chosen be wise after the manner of the self-Gods and Saviors,
and also seek out infants and little ones and become guardians over them, but unto
righteousness and good works, teaching them peace and love, and to live in harmony, and
to abjure war and earthly profit.

117. As much as ye do this, especially teaching spirit communion, so do ye lay the
foundation for My etherean spirits to come and abide with them as guardians during life,
and even after death.

118. Neither shall ye circumscribe them in any of the talents I have given them, especially
in the love of liberty, but perfect them in all things, teaching them to live in families of
tens, or twenties, or hundreds, or thousands, even as in the olden times, holding all things
in common, and being as brethren, one with another.

119. Waste not your time in discoursing with those who, having heard, will not practice
My commandments. Nevertheless, to as many as come in your way, ye shall say: If ye can
not curb your self-desires in this world, neither can ye in the next; and if ye can not live in
a brotherhood of peace and love on earth, neither shall ye find a brotherhood of peace and
love in heaven.

120. I.: I have heard Thy wisdom, O Jehovih, and I swear unto Thee, with all my soul, I
will fulfill these Thy just commandments with all my wisdom and strength. Help me, O
Father, to this end, for Thy Glory forever and ever. Amen!
(Responses, Amen, from E., W., N. and S., and other places within the chamber.)

121. E.: By Thy Power, Wisdom and Love, and in Thy Name, O Jehovih, do I receive this
Thy son (or daughter), and proclaim him brother (or sister) of the Golden Chamber! In
Thy name, O Father, I proclaim him in all the earth and in heaven above by these Thy
solemn rites, for Thy glory. Amen!
(Responses. Amen! Now cometh the Dan of Su’is, bearing the regalia. Next to him come
the du’ji, seven young girls, representing the seven stars, bearing the symbols of Industry
and Peace, and they form around about the I. a crescent facing the E., so that the E.
formeth the eighth star betwixt the horns of the crescent. Hoo’artyo, in golden lace,
cometh from the W. and proceedeth to give the signs and pass-words. After this the
youngest child present mounteth the k’sam, and in proper words (which are withheld from
publication) proceedeth to clothe the I. in the golden fleece. Hoo’artyo giveth the
injunctions of the ancients, and the D. calleth forth the Tablets of the moon, and the
studies of the stars, and enjoineth prayer. The magi now illustrateth on a tablet
(blackboard) the prophecy of the rise and fall of nations, the origin of man and language,
how the corporeal world is governed by the es world, and giveth the I. the key of
The I. is now required to give:

122. The Panic name of the twenty-five signs.

123. To trace the names down through the languages to the present period.

124. To designate the place in the heavens where the present sign would be situated.

125. The position of the altar in the temple.

126. To give the cyclic dates of the signs.

127. What group of stars, according to the Panic names, gave the field 1, 2, 3, and of 4, 5,
6, and of all the others, and the period of time of grouping them?

128. Why is this degree called M’hak, or Golden Chamber?

129. Why were the four days in each moon set apart as mass days, or sacred days?
At what period, according to the Panic names, was the first mass ordained on earth?

130. What was the position of the great serpent (solar phalanx) at that time?

131. To the last question the I. respondeth: Alas, O Avaya (priest), I have not traveled so
far. The Avaya saith: Then I will prepare thee for another degree. The I. respondeth: So
be it. Here endeth the M’hak degree, with music and prayer.
(The accompanying Tablet showeth the moon days, and order of prayer and anthem, as in
the ancient times:)

[for interpretation, see preceding Tablets]


1. S.: By what authority approachest thou the Chamber of Adepts?

2. I.: As Jehovih created me, so I am.

3. S.: What canst thou do?

4. I.: I labor more than sufficient to provide for myself. I govern my passions and
corporeal desires; I never speak in anger, or even think in anger, or hatred or envy. I never
talk of myself, or what I can do, or what I have done, so as to laud myself. Neither do I

seek to justify myself, by words or arguments, for errors which I may have committed. I
contend with no one for anything, or principle, or knowledge of my own. I administer
unto others for their corporeal and spiritual resurrection and happiness.

5. S.: Wouldst thou not contend for right and justice, against wrong and bondage?

6. I.: Alas, I might be in error as to what is right or wrong, or justice, or bondage. Nay, I
contend not at all; neither do I resist; nor set up my judgment against any man’s. The light
of the Father which I receive, that declare I unto others.

7. S.: What else hast thou attained?

8. I.: To adapt myself to others, so as to be desired by them. I have taught myself to
love to wait on and assist the low and depraved; to wash them and provide them with
comfort. I have overcome all desire to serve myself for self-sake in any way whatsoever.

9. S.: What are thy possessions?

10. I.: Nothing. I have put away all earthly possessions.

11. S.: What are thy qualifications?

12. I.: Try me.

13. The initiate is now tried as to his capacity to see spiritually, whilst blindfolded, and to
hear spiritually something beyond the reach of mortal ears. Then he exhibiteth the power
of angels to write on the tablets before the altar, in presence of witnesses. After this the
initiate asketh the angels to lift him to the ceiling, and this is also accomplished in
presence of witnesses. Next he casteth himself in trance, and the angels come in sar’gis
and talk to the people. After this he goeth out of his mortal body, traveling in spirit to a
neighbor’s house, seeing and hearing what is there, and making his spirit manifest unto
that place; and then he returneth and re-inhabiteth his own body. Thus endeth the trial.)

14. S.: Thou art found worthy of the most sacred Order of Adepts. What hopest thou to
gain by this initiation?

15. I.: By meeting with like fellows, the soul of man findeth a haven of rest, after which
man cometh forth again invigorated for arduous labor.

16. (After this, followeth the ceremony of passing the arch, and attaining to the foot of the
throne of light, where the initiate maketh his vows to Jehovih. Music bells, etc., etc.,

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