Book of Fragapatti Chapter 17, Chapter 18
1. On the way to Zeredho, Fragapatti and his hosts in the avalanza were joined by a ship
of a thousand million explorers from the north regions, a thousand times farther than the
north star, of the seventh magnitude of light, even three higher than Fragapatti. Ctu, the
Chief in command of the expedition, greeted in the sign, JEHOVIH‘S NAME, the which
Fragapatti answered; and by certain signals the ships approached and made fast, the
es’enaurs of the twain singing and playing the same anthem, five millions of voices, and
half as many trumpeters.
2. Then Ctu came near to Fragapatti, saluting, and the hosts stood in line, so they might
hear what was said. So, after due ceremonies, and acquainting each other who they were,
whence they came, and such like, then spake Ctu, saying: I see thou hast thy ship
ballasted with a north magnet?
3. Fragapatti said: This is but a five years’dawn, and I teach my hosts how to ballast that
they may the better read the maps and roadways and stars and suns. Of these, my hosts,
five hundred millions have become capable of being delivered into etherea, save in
cosmogony. I am providing them, that when they shall have ascended, they may not be
lost in the etherean worlds, or be dependent on others.
4. Ctu said: What is the length of this serpent? Fragapatti said: Seven and one-eighth
Hoitumu. And he asked Ctu what distance he had come from his home; and Ctu said:
One million four hundred and twelve thousand eight hundred and thirty and two
5. What time hath thy journey yet before thee? Ctu said: Five hundred thousand years!
Then Fragapatti inquired how many star-worlds Ctu had so far passed on his journey, and
Ctu said: Twenty thousand star-worlds we have passed, some smaller than this red star,
and some ten thousand times larger. Some of them yet liquid balls of fire, some newly
crusted over, some with atmosphere and water and earth and minerals not yet separated,
but boiling, seething, whirling; some firm and just entering the age of se’mu; and some
old and worn out. And one we passed which had become barren as to living creatures;
and the God, through whose pastures it passed, dissolved and dissipated it before us,
having invited thousands of millions of guests to witness the scene.
6. Of atmospherean worlds we have passed more than ninety thousand; some of
them larger than the vortex of this red star, and capable of giving homes to a
million times a million of inhabitants; and yet, on many of them, there were no people.
7. Thus they discoursed on the size and wonder of Jehovih’s kingdoms; but their numbers
and descriptions only the Gods themselves could comprehend, they were so vast; and
when they had about concluded, Ctu remarked:
8. The mortal desireth to become a spirit; then his ambition is to become an etherean;
next, an Orian; next, a Nirvanian; next, an Oe’tan, and then to travel in the surveys of
magnitudes. But those ahead still call to us to hasten, because the glories ahead are still
more surpassing in magnificence! Who, then, can approach the Unapproachable, All
Highest! He Who fashioned the plan of all creations! Who is there that is not swallowed
up with devotion and awe of Him Who is Ever Present, that extendeth beyond all limit,
our Father, Jehovih!
1. When they drew near Zeredho, Ctu, with his ship and hosts, withdrew, duly
saluting, and they sped on their journey. But Fragapatti halted on the borders of
Zeredho and landed seven hundred millions of his hosts, the others remaining aboard.
2. Again the avalanza put forth. Fragapatti said: Now will I visit Yaton’te, Lord God of
North Guatama, and see what he hath accomplished, and perchance he will accompany us
to Ipseogee, to see Hapacha, my well-loved God of the West Wind.
3. Now, when they came to the sea of Ctevahwitich, they rose the avalanza fifty thousand
miles, for the benefit of Hoab and his hosts, for here lieth the roadway of Tems, whither
pass countless numbers of fleets filled with students in the dismembered warks belonging
to the earth.
4. Here the students learn the process of condensation, and the process of dissolution of
meteoric stones and small planets, such as a mortal could walk around one of them in a
day. On the outer extreme of this sea, the nebulae is in constant waves, where the
vortices play, condensing and bursting, like whirlwinds on the earth or corporeal ocean.
5. Here Fragapatti explained, saying: In this thou shalt behold the wisdom of Jehovih, and
the uniformity of His works. Here lieth the first belt away from the earth capable of
having nebulae condensed into meteoric stones. All nebulae lying nearer than this to the
earth’s surface is either attracted to the earth or repulsed from it. Compute, therefore, the
distance of this belt from the earth, together with its density, and thou shalt find that it is
the same distance that the wark belts are, with the stars in the firmament of the size of the
earth, and of its density and velocity. The first wark belt of the sun is, therefore, the place
of its nearest planet; the second wark belt is the place of its next nearest planet, and
so on; and these wark belts are all graded in distance accordingly as I have spoken.
6. Jehovih hath said: Two ways have I created for My mathematicians to prove My
works; one is, to measure that which is near at hand, in order to determine that which is
far off; the other is, to observe that which is far off, in order to determine that which is
near. For, since man could not measure the wark belts of this world, I provided him with
means to determine the wark belts of the sun, so that he might the better comprehend his
7. That man might find still further evidence of the earth’s wark belts, I created the nearest
one with different densities, so that not every year on earth would be alike as to heat and
cold. And in certain cycles of dan I condense the first wark belts so that the sun seemeth
to mortals as if in eclipse. For it is upon this belt that My cycles of dan’ha give either light
or darkness to mortals spiritually.
8. Let man compute My times for his own profit; I created the first wark to gain in
rotation faster than the earth, one year for every eleven. So that when the wark hath made
twelve of its own years, the earth shall have completed eleven years.
9. Fragapatti caused the avalanza to be driven in amidst a forest of whirlwinds, to
illustrate and to explain, so that the hosts might observe. He said: Thou shalt perceive
now, that such stones as are condensed beneath the apex fall to the earth, whilst those
ascending frequently rise toward the lighter plateau and explode, to be attracted back
within the wark belt. This belt compareth unto the cloud belt near the earth. Thither the
wind currents make rain-drops and snow-flakes; here the currents make the first nebulous
formations that come under the name corpor.
10. Whilst Fragapatti was thus discoursing, the avalanza rocked to and fro, and many of
the people perceived now, more than ever, the knowledge and power required by angels
and Gods, to contend successfully with the elements. But the beauty and grandeur of
these fountains, these fire-spouts, and whirlwinds on fire, together with the roar and
whistling of the flying stones, so enraptured Hoab and his hosts, they could do naught but
look and wonder at the glory thereof.
11. For seven days and seven nights did Fragapatti and his hosts travel in this wark belt,
observing and studying these miniature worlds, creating and dissipating; and on the
eighth day the avalanza was lowered beneath the currents, and they sailed direct for the
kingdom of Yaton’te, Lord God of North Guatama, piloted by messengers well acquainted
with the course. But not being in a much frequented roadway, they encountered few ships
or processions of other Gods.
12. Yaton’te had been apprised of Fragapatti’s coming, and had accordingly notified his
kingdom, and summoned seventy of his Lords to his capital, which was named after
himself. So Yaton’te commanded his otevan to be put in order and lighted, and having
provided five hundred es’enaurs in addition to his crew, together with his Lords and ten
thousand attendants, went forth to the borders of Hagak, a thousand miles, to meet
13. But, lo and behold, the otevan was only as a small boat is to a ship, when compared to
the avalanza. And, accordingly, when they approached each other, Fragapatti caused the
front of the avalanza to be opened, and at this place the otevan entered within the walls
and was made fast. And the hosts of the otevan came out and were received with great joy
by Fragapatti and his people.