Lectionary Readings for Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapter 47, Chapter 48
1. Osiris, the false, on setting up a heavenly kingdom of his own, and dominion over
Arabin’ya, and Parsi’e, and Heleste, said: Let Te-in and Sudga pursue their course in
destroying; mine shall be in the opposite way.
2. Osiris, the false, said: Three kinds of bad people I have found in heaven and earth:
They that are forever finding fault with, and putting down, what others have built up; they
are most crafty in argument to find the flaws of others, the inconsistencies, errors and
shortness; but there is nothing in them to build up anything in heaven or earth. The next
bad man is he who findeth fault not only with all that hath ever been, but with all
propositions designed for a new state of affairs. He is as worthless as the shaft of a
spear without a head. The third bad man I have found is he who, seeing the faults
and errors of others, harpeth not upon them, but plungeth into work with something new
and bold, involving himself and others in disaster. And these three have the great
multitude, the world, to take care of! I alone am capable of destroying and building up.
3. The non-resistance of the Faithists hath ever made them dependent on the mercy of
their neighbors, in heaven and earth. They must be destroyed, and their doctrines also.
4. In destroying their doctrines, I must give something in the place. I have labored to put
away Jehovih and establish the Lord God; now to put away the latter and establish myself
as myself would take other hundreds of years. Better, then, is it, that since De’yus is cast
into hell, I take the names, Lord God, and De’yus, and Creator, and all such as are
acceptable in heaven and earth.
5. Neither will I rob them of their rites and ceremonies, but so add thereunto, that, by the
superior glory, they will accept mine.
6. Nor will I abridge mortals of their learning; but, on the contrary, be most exacting and
high in aspiration; for by this will I win the approval of the wise and learned.
7. Mortals love idols; therefore I will give them idols. Male and female will I give unto
8. Osiris then called Baal, Ashtaroth and Egupt into his heavenly Council chamber, and
said unto them:
9. Two idols shall ye inspire mortals to build unto me: and one shall be the figure of a
male horse, with a man’s head and chest and arms, and he shall point upward, signifying,
heavenly rest; and the other shall be the figure of a mare, with the head and breast and
arms of a woman. And she shall hold a bow and arrow before her, and behind her a sword
and a rose, signifying, for righteousness’sake. And the male idol shall be called Osiris,
and the female, Isis.
Plate 90. THE FALSE OSIRIS. Plate 89. ISIS.
10. For wherein I assert myself creator of all the living, I must show unto men that I am
male and female.
11. Which of a truth is the fountain of all that is in heaven and earth, wherein PROJECTION
and RECEPTION are the sum of all philosophy.
12. In which ye shall teach that to go forth is Osiris, and to rest in meekness is Isis; for
which the ancients used the bull and the lamb.
13. For I was a globe, boundless as to size, and swift as to motion. And I put forth a wing
for flying, and a hand for labor, by which are all things conquered and subdued. And
beneath the wing I set the Lamb of Peace, as a sign of the flight of the defenseless; but
under the hand I set the head of a bull, as a sign of my dominion.
14. And I made heaven and earth with wings flying forth, bearing the serpent and the sun.
Square with the world, and circumscribed, have I made all things, good and powerful.
15. And in man’s hand I placed the key to unlock the mysteries of the firmament of
heaven, and the power, and wisdom, and riches, and glory of the earth. Into his hand I
place a club, to slay the lion, or to subdue him.
16. For I am like unto man, having created him in mine own image; and I hold the key of
heaven and earth, and dominions over all the inhabitants I created on the earth. I am Tau,
I am Sed.
17. I am the light and the life, and the death. Out of myself made I all that live or ever
have lived. The sun in the firmament I set up as a symbol of my power. The stars, and the
moon, and things that speak not, and know not, are the works of my hand. Without me
nothing is, nor was, nor ever shall be.
18. Whoso goeth forth warring for the right is for me, and I am with him. With warriors I
am a god of war; with the peaceful I am a lamb of peace. To do, is of me; to not do, is not
of me, but of death. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, blood for blood, mercy for
mercy; but force unto all things, with will to conquer, for in these am I manifest unto
19. For in the beginning I created the world of mine own force; and this is my testimony,
justifying force even with violence when the greater good cometh to the greater number.
Hereon hangeth my law; in which any man can understand that had the Faithists fought
for righteousness, they would have long since mastered the world and subdued it unto
20. What, then, is the stratagem of Gods, save by some means to reduce men and angels
unto oneness in all things? When Osiris had thus addressed the three Gods, he waited for
them to speak. Baal said: This is a foundation; we have never had a foundation for men
nor angels. Ashtaroth said: This is a head and front to lead the world. Egupt said: The
wisdom of the Faithists was in having a direct course.
21. Osiris said: Then will I revise the doctrines of earth and heaven. I will not say this is
for De’yus, nor the Lord, nor God, nor Osiris, nor Apollo, nor any other God. But I will
give that which all save Jehovihians can accept.
22. For I will allot unto God all things, not defining which God, or what God, but God
only; the rest will I manage in Agho’aden, my heavenly kingdom.
23. Go ye, therefore, to mortals, and revise the things of De’yus unto God; and if mortals
question of the oracles to know who God is, say ye: He is Osiris, to the Osirians; Apollo,
to the Apollonians; Isis, to the Isisians; he is the Creator, the master, the all, out of whom
were created all things; he who created man in his own image; who dwelleth on a throne
24. But if they question further, asking if he is the ever present, answer them: Nay. And if
they say: Is he Jehovih, the Great Spirit? answer them, Nay.
25. For I will not suffer one Faithist to dwell alive on the face of the earth.
This tablet belonged to the Egyptians in the Mosaic cycle,
And was of the established religion of that day.– ED.
1. In Haikwad, in Parsi’e, dwelt king Luthag, a man of great wisdom and kingly power.
His capital city, Sowruts, lay on the border of Fonecea, and had twelve tributary cities,
each city being ruled over by a king.
2. And great drouth came upon the regions ruled by Luthag; and, being a king of
benevolence, he sent inspectors far and near, to find a country of water and good soil. But
alas, they found not what was desired.
3. Luthag consulted the oracles, and behold, the angel, Egupt, came and answered
the king, saying: Send thou thy seer and I will lead him. So the king sent for his
high seer, and told him the words of the oracle. The seer said: Wherever the God
touched thee, suffer thou me to touch also, and perhaps I can hear thy God speak.
4. The seer touched the king in the place, and at once the God spake to him, and he heard.
So it came to pass, the God led the seer into Egupt, which at that time was called
South Arabin’ya. The seer knew not the country, and he asked the God. The spirit said:
Behold, the land of Egupt. Thus was named that land, which is to this day called Egypt.
5. The seer found the land fertile and well watered; and he returned to Parsi’e
and informed the king. Thereupon the king commanded his people to migrate to
Egupt. And they so went, in the first year fifty thousand, and in the second
year one hundred thousand; and for many years afterward an equal number.
6. These things occurred in the seven hundredth year of the reign of De’yus in Hored. And
in the space of two hundred years more, behold, the land of Egupt was peopled over with
millions of people; for the drouth and famines in countries around about drove them
7. Luthag sent his son to govern the land of Egupt, and he made it tributary to the
kingdom of Sowruts. The son’s name was Haxax; and when he was old and died, he left
the governorship of Egupt to his son, Bakal, who broke the allegiance with Parsi’e and
established all of Egupt as an independent kingdom. Bakal’s son, Goth, succeeded him;
and Goth enriched his kingdom with great cities and temples, and places of learning, and
founded games and tournaments. Goth’s daughter, Rabec, succeeded him; and was the
first queen of Egupt. Rabec still further enriched the great land with cities and places of
learning. Thus stood the country at the time De’yus was overthrown in his heavenly
kingdom. And now for seventy years the Gods, Osiris, Baal, and Ashtaroth, and Egupt,
had not much power with mortals.
8. And during this short period, the shepherd kings migrated into Egupt in vast numbers;
and, in sympathy with these, and of kindred faith, were the followers of Abraham, the
Faithists, who also migrated rapidly into Egupt.
9. Meantime the kingdom had passed from Rabec to her oldest son, Hwan; and to his
oldest son, Naman; and to his oldest son, Sev; and to his daughter, Arma; and to her
oldest son, Hotha; and to his oldest son, Rowtsag.
10. And here stood the matter when Osiris resolved to revise the records of mortals and
angels as regardeth the history of creation by God; which he did according to his own
decrees, which were as hereinbefore stated.
11. So it came to pass that through the oracles, king Rowtsag bestowed upon the libraries
of Egupt the history of the creation of heaven and earth, with the origin of sin, and the
creation of man, the first of whom was thence after called Adam, instead of A’su,
adopting the Parsi’e’an word instead of the Vedic.
12. And these records were the same from which Ezra, three thousand years afterward,
made selections, and erroneously attributed them to be the doctrines of the Faithists, who
were called Iz’Zerlites. And the records of the Faithists were not kept, nor permitted in the
state records, but kept amongst the Faithists themselves, for they were out-lawed then,
even as they are to this day, because they would not adopt the Saviors and Gods of the
13. Rowtsag’s son, Hi-ram, succeeded him; and Thammas, his son, succeeded Hi-ram.
Thammas was a seer and prophet, and could see the Gods and talk with them
understandingly. Thammas was succeeded by his daughter, Hannah; and she was
succeeded by Hojax, who was a builder on the TEMPLE OF OSIRIS, commonly called the
14. In honor of the prophet of De’yus, the first mortal servant of Osiris, whose name was
Thoth, Hojax named himself Thothma, which is to say, God-Thoth; for Osiris told
Hojax: Thou art the very Thoth re-incarnated; and behold, thou shalt be God of the earth.
15. Thothma could hear the Gods and talk with them understandingly. And to him, Osiris,
through his angel servant God, Egupt, gave especial care from his youth up. At the age of
sixteen years, Thothma passed the examination in the house of philosophy, and in
astronomy and mineralogy. At seventeen he passed THE BUILDER’S SCHOOL and the
HISTORIES OF A THOUSAND GODS. At eighteen he was admitted as an ADEPT IN LIFE AND DEATH,
having power to attain the dormant state; and to see without his mortal eyes, and to hear
without his mortal ears. At nineteen, he ascended the throne, it being the time of the death
of his father and mother.
16. For because Osiris desired to use Thothma, he sent his destroying angels, and they
inoculated the breath of Hannah and her husband, and they died by poison in the lungs.
17. Osiris, through his servant God, Egupt, thus spake to Thothma, saying: My son, my
son! Thothma said: I hear thee, O God, what wouldst thou? Osiris said: Provide thou a
dark chamber and I will come to thee. Thothma provided a dark chamber, and then Osiris
through his servant God, came to him, saying:
18. Thou hast great wisdom, but thou forgettest thy promise! Thothma said: In what, O
God? Osiris said: When thou wert in heaven, thou saidst: Now will I go down to the earth
and re-incarnate myself, and prove everlasting life in the flesh. For many years Osiris had
told this same thing to Thothma until he believed faithfully he had so been in heaven, and
returned, and re-incarnated himself for such purpose.
19. And he answered Osiris, saying: Like a dream it so seemeth to me, even as thou
20. Osiris asked Thothma what was the greatest, best of all things. Thothma said: There
are but two things, corporeal and spiritual.
21. Osiris said: True. What then is wisdom? Thothma said: To acquire great corporeal
knowledge in the first place; and in the second, to acquire spiritual knowledge. But
tell me, thou God of wisdom, how can a man attain the highest spiritual knowledge?
22. Osiris said: To come and dwell in heaven and see for one’s self. Thothma said:
How long shall a man sojourn in heaven in order to learn its wisdom? Osiris said:
One day; a hundred days; a thousand years; a million years, according to the man.
23. Thothma said: If one could leave the corporeal part for a hundred days and travel in
heaven for a hundred days, would it profit him? Osiris said: To do that is to master death.
Behold, thou hast already attained to power of the dormant state. To control the course of
the spirit; that is the next lesson.
24. Thothma said: Behold, O God, I have attained to the power of the dormant state,
even as the magicians who submit to be buried for ninety days. Yea, and I go hence
in spirit, and see many things, but my soul is like a breath of wind, and goeth at random.
25. Osiris said: Provide thou me a temple, and I will come and teach thee. Thothma said:
How to keep the body so long, that it be not damaged, that is a question? The magicians
who have been buried long, and being dug up and resuscitated, find their bodies so
damaged that they die soon after.
26. Osiris said: Thou shalt build a TEMPLE OF ASTRONOMY, and dedicate it unto Osiris,
Savior of men and angels, God of heaven and earth. And it shall be built square with the
world, east and west and north and south. And the observing line shall be with the apex of
the Hidan vortex, which lieth in the median line of the variation of the north star (Tuax).
27. In the form of a pyramid shalt thou build it; measure for measure, will I show thee
28. And thou shalt provide such thickness of walls that no sound, nor heat, nor cold,
can enter therein; and yet thou shalt provide chambers within, suitable for thyself and
for thy chiefs, and thy friends, who are also adepts. For I have also provided the
earth unto heaven, and heaven unto the earth; and my angels shall come and dwell for a
season on the earth; and my earth-born shall go and dwell for a season in heaven;
yea, they shall come to me on my throne and behold the glories I have prepared for them.
29. Nor shall my temple be exclusive, but open unto all who will pursue the philosophies
of earth and heaven. For which reason thou shalt build it with the sun, moon and stars;
and it shall be a testimony unto the nations of the earth that thou art the highest of all
mortals, and first founder of everlasting life in the flesh. For as the angels of heaven can
return to the earth and take upon themselves corporeal bodies for a season, so shalt thou
master thine own flesh to keep it as thou wilt. For this is the end and glory for which I
created man on earth.