If our ideas and solutions have not worked, then, some radical ideas must be in order! But these ideas must pass one crucial test: "Does this lead us to love God the Father above all and our neighbor as ourselves"? If not, then, it is a dangerously bad idea, not just radical! IT MUST BE OF LOVE BECAUSE ONLY LOVE CAN REBUILD OUR NATION. Said the Apostle John "Test the spirit [attitude, ideas, motives] whether it is of Christ or not." Only Love is of Christ!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Main Reason Why the Filipinos Never Win

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The Main Reason
Why the Filipinos Never Win
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The Four Time-Tested
Strategies to Win________________________________________

Agape Foundation (Agasoft)
April, 2011
PREFACE
When I said in the title of this book “Filipinos never win,” I mean that. And I am referring to real battle of life, not in sports, not in boxing where we have champions who dominate almost all weight divisions, not in gambling for in every million who lose every day, at least there is one who ‘wins’.

I am referring to real battles. To name just a few: Battle against poverty, diseases, death, sins, vices, crimes, immoralities; against economic suppression, against political oppression, against every kind of enslavement and bondage; against inferiority and mediocrity; against hopelessness and despair; against pains and sufferings. Against these things, we never win!

Different superior races continue to hoodwink us and enslave us economically, feeding us with food that kills whatever creativity and ingenuity that may have been left in us, thus, reducing us into mere robots, incapable of making our own decisions that can free us from all kinds of enslavement.

Aside from unkind foreigners, we are also being extorted, suppressed and oppressed by our own racial brethren, who studied management to rule over us.

So, who is the one who can truly save us? Who is he who can truly give us selfless sacrifice to extract us from place of prison?


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Why Filipinos have not won against these difficulties?

What is the main reason why Filipinos never won?

Why are we still slaves – slaves to foreign domination in almost all aspects of life?

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Like many other peoples, the Filipinos have been in constant battle against formidable enemies, against veritable odds… but perhaps more than any other people, we seem to have never won…or have still not overcome.

Poverty is still here… in fact, it’s increasing. We think poverty is the enemy and so we fought it, nail and tooth, without tiredness, our government having declared it as Public Enemy No. 1 ever since our children were born or even since where our memory can take us back to the past, so that most of our national resources as well as the total collective national I.Q. as well as our personal efforts and battles, have been harnessed aimed at the total annihilation of this enemy we call “Poverty” but still we fail?

We still live and breathe, but emerge without winning.

Why?

Probably more than ever, under the present administration of President Aquino, a massive amount of Twenty billion pesos (P21 billion) dubbed as Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) has been budgeted for this year 2011 to conquer poverty.

President Noynoy Aquino aggressively mobilized the Department of Social Welfare and Development to dispense this huge amount and he said there have been 400,000 families or about 2.8 million individual recipients of the cash aid.

But curiously, almost in the same breath, the national newspapers flashed the unexpected news… in the headlines yesterday, we can read the following:


“POVERTY INCREASED DESPITE MASSIVE EFFORT TO CURVE IT”

“PRESIDENT NOYNOY WONDERS WHY”

“RISING POVERTY, HUNGER MIRROR FAILED CCT”

“RISING POVERTY MAY POINT TO RISING CORRUPTION”

Let’s get into a few details of the statistics and findings.

• In November, 2010, survey, 18.1 % of the Filipinos or 3.4 million families were classified to be poor.
• Timed after the CCT was implemented, another survey recently conducted last March 4-7, 2011, showed that poverty has increased to 20.5 % or 4.1 million families.
• Specifically, food-poor Filipinos have increased from 36% to 40% (8.1 million families).

Of course, for those of you who live in the Philippines everyday and see, the figures are too small. Nevertheless, it shows one truth: POVERTY IS INDEED RISING – FAST RISING – VERY FAST RISING.

You can easily draw that conclusion basing on the following facts:

• Natural calamities have increased in fury and frequency, and therefore have destroyed more farms and livelihood, properties and lives; when before it was a small village, now and recently, the destruction spans whole towns and provinces;
• Unusual increase of terminal diseases like cancers, cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, STDs, AIDS and the likes are taking mothers and fathers or husbands away so early, living many orphans and widows behind – poverty is on the sharp rise;
• The much-promoted scientific technology using (a) inorganic fertilizers, (b) inorganic pesticides, (c) hybrid seeds, (d) GMOs, (e) dams-irrigation, etc., to supposedly increase farm production have caused Mother Earth and her environment not to cooperate, thus, food production is not only in static state…but also in decrease;
• When in the past, we seldom buy our rice abroad because we could grow them in our fields, now, we import much of the rice that we eat!?;
• The rise of crimes like pickpocket, robbery, kidnapping, and murder show that many have resorted to forcefully get food and money etc from others;
• The rise of the number of beggars in the cities etc shows that jobs and food are in record low;
• The unusual rise of prostitutions means women, who used to exclude it from their minds, are now using their bodies as the last product to sell in order to span the tide of hunger and poverty;
• Another heart-breaking scenes that give us a hint of poverty becoming unbearable are the following increasing incidents of:
o Mother tying her children inside their huts, and burning the hut, as then, herself;
o Mother mixing the meal soup with poison and drinking it along with her innocent children;
o Increasing number of people, men and women, young and adults, jumping at Mactan bridge in Cebu to death;
o A detected increase of mental ailments which show us that mentally, we are not able to cope the stress, the problems, the pains, the difficulties;
o Women/mothers/wives braving to leave families behind to find work abroad in the Middle East, Europe and America;
o Our seamen/mariners finding them in foreign ports, bars, motels and hotels, selling their bodies to foreigners and fellow Filipinos, and when asked Why do they do this? they would not mince to reply, This is quite better than our poverty at home, for at least we, women, survive and at best, we can send money to feed our husbands and beloved children left at home!

Since I heart that, my heart never stops to bleed… there is a river of blood in my heart that continues to flow….


Our national as well as individual effort have failed!

And despite our concerted and more focused attack on poverty, we seem to be failing more and more!

Why?

A few shocking answers, will start the road to enlightenment leading to final victory.

Here we go!

What is the main reason why Filipinos as a whole NEVER WIN?

First, WE FAILED TO IDENTIFY THE REAL ENEMY! We don’t know who or what it is, whether it be human or what.

Second, TO OUR SHOCK, OUR REAL ENEMY IS NOT HUMAN, NOT OTHER PEOPLE. We are wrong to compete or fight with our fellowmen!

Third, and TO OUR EMBARRASSMENT, POVERTY IS NOT THE ENEMY!

Stay reading. You are in for a greater shock…leading then to a great enlightenment. You will never regret to having read this book… a book which contains TRUTH – TRUTH THAT SETS YOU AND ALL FREE!

Continue on….


Table of Contents

Part 1 – Poverty is our friend, not enemy

Part 2 – The Four Time-Tested Strategies to Win

Part II:

The Four Time-Tested Strategies to Win

1. Know Thyself
2. Know Thy Enemies
3. Know Thy Savior
4. Know Thy Tools & Allies

You may be surprised to see me not naming our enemy or enemies by name or one by one. But that is not necessary I think. I have chosen to proceed mentioning the 4 strategies of fighting them and winning against them.

Foolishness?

“How can we fight them and conquer them if we don’t have identified them first who they are, what they are, where they are?”

Relax my friends. I know that. Actually, I do not fail to identify who or what they are, what their powers are, etc. For some reasons I do not know (laugh), I prefer to just go to the 4 methods of fighting and conquering them but along the way, you will meet the real enemy/enemies. I will make mention of them, along the way.

OK? Agree?

Good! OK. I think we shall fare very well, under this positive disposition. I need your open and positive frame of mind so you can quickly grasp the all-important lessons.

So, we shall proceed. And whatever you will find, take time to digest and assimilate.

STRATEGY NO. 1
Know Thyself


KNOW THYSELF, NO ALL AND EVERYTHING

KNOW MAN, KNOW ALL & EVERYTHING

ALL CREATION, BIG OR SMALL, RESEMBLES OR CORRESPONDS TO MAN

Thus, to know and understand man is to know all creation, spiritual and material, small and big.

Man is the ultimate pattern or standard of perfection for all creation. Man is the end.


[4] … And as such man originated in the narrowest sense for himself and also in general, because the whole of creation in all its generalness completely resembles and corresponds with a human, and because every singleness, from the largest to the smallest, of the whole spiritual and material creation also corresponds and must corresponds with a human, because man is the actual reason and final goal of the whole of creation. He is the final product to be won by all the efforts of God.
[5] And since man is that which God desired him to be and also achieved through all the pre-creations to which you stand here as incontrovertible testimony, everything in the heavens as well as the celestial spheres also corresponds to man, as Moses also indicated in his history of creation, and as also other tutors of mankind have done, although in a more veiled fashion…”
Great Gospel of John II/222
[New Revelation of Jesus Christ 5/64]
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Chapter 158
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ARBA'S WARNING AGAINST SATAN'S WICKEDNESS AND CUNNING. SATAN'S WEAKNESS. BEWARE OF YOURSELVES!

When the great enemy of life had disappeared Abba said to the children clinging to Him:
2. "Little children, did you hear what the arch-liar dared talk in My pres¬ence?
3. "Therefore, beware of him lest he talk you over and bring about your fall; for great is his wickedness.
4. "And his great slyness and cunning match his wickedness; so be three times as careful in front of him!
5. "He is a reprobate spirit who is not prepared to ever mend his ways or recognize Me as the sole God of all holiness, might and power, but is only intent on absolute power; always striving to weaken and finally completely destroy Me so that he may then assume all power over the heavens and all the worlds.
6. "Should he succeed in this, he would then in his immense hate towards Me want to destroy everything that now exists.
7. "And once he had succeeded in this, to bring about a new creation at his pleasure.
8. "However, in this new creation there would exist nothing of eternal duration, but the existence of everything would only depend on his utterly free arbitrary action and exist only for as long as it afforded him some sen¬sual pleasure.
9. "Once this had given him full satisfaction, an entire creation would promptly sink back into nothingness and another one again come into being for his sole pleasure!
10. "He would never create beings fully in his image - as for instance a man -, but rather a woman for his sensual gratification; however, she must be extremely sensitive so as to render her very receptive for all sorts of excesses to amuse him!
11. "In short, his ideas are so abominable that even a highest angel could not grasp them in their fullness; therefore, do beware of him!
12. "You are now guessing in your hearts saying: 'Why not destroy such a being which is so full of deadly wickedness?'
13. "But then I ask each of you: 'Which of you would go to the lowlands and kill Lamech, who is not a jot better than this enemy of life?'
14. "Or if I brought to you once more the enemy of life, preparing him so that you could kill him in all earnest, - would you do this even if he stood before you however full of wrath?
15. "Truly, you would all mightily hesitate!
16. "Behold, if even you hesitated and if possible withdrew, although your love is infinitesimal compared to Mine, how much less will I be able to do this, I Who am infinite, eternal Love Myself and am as well his Creator as yours, and am his God as well as yours, and his Lord as well as yours, and his still fatherly judge, just as I am your good Father in person!
17. "However, as far as this was possible the power of the will was taken from him. Therefore, you need no longer fear him in the least, but only beware of his slyness, which as such is powerless, so much so that you can fight it off more easily than you can a fly with a whiff of your breath, if you want to.
18. "So he can continue to live and forever make futile attempts to destroy us; for in this he will succeed as little as a gnat in combat with a mammoth.
19. "But again you are asking in your hearts: 'Wherein does the slyness of the enemy of life consist, which we should recognize and of which we should beware?
20. "For who can beware of something he does not know?'
21. "Little children, you are right in asking this in your hearts; but all the same your question is really futile. For the enemy of life can and may not approach anyone; thus he cannot seduce anyone with his cunning.
22. "However, if a man lets himself be seduced by his own heart, becom¬ing proud, arrogant, voluptuous, worldly and egotistical, then man himself spontaneously comes closer to the enemy of life, becomes one himself and is not seldom worse than the actual one in question of whose cunning you must beware.
23. "When the real enemy of life notices such a kindred neighbor beside him he no longer spares any effort to bind the one to him who in his great semblance to him had willingly approached him.
24. "Look, only then does the enemy's cunning to win over such a friend forever become effective!
25. “Therefore, whoever wants to escape the enemy's cunning shall be a faithful and watchful shepherd of his own heart turning the same carefully to Me! If you heeded this always, truly you can believe it, it would be easier for you to pull down the sun from the firmament than for the enemy of life to approach such a man with his cunning!
26. "So you shall not be fearful, - for nothing can happen without My per¬mission. However, if I do allow something, I have always the very best of reasons for it.
27. "In particular, beware of yourselves; for truly, apart from Me, noth¬ing is freer than your own hearts.
28. "So care for them in accordance with My will and you will be forever safe from the enemy's cunning.
29. "Understand this well; for you are protected against his cunning by turning your hearts to Me, but not in a self-willed manner to him! - Do you understand this?"


Earth and Moon,
Jakob Lorber at www.franky1.com
Chapter 44
Mineral, Plant, and Animal
(centrifugal and centripetal forces)

1 The plant kingdom is the transitional zone between the mineral kingdom and the ether, which descends from the constellations as dew to the animal kingdom.
2 Fundamentally, neither the plant nor the mineral kingdom exists in pure form since, in actuality, both kingdoms are animal kingdoms as well. Every mineral consists of many infusorial animal species; and within these species as many individual psychic intelligence specifica may be found. He who is in possession of just a small amount of the true wisdom of the spirit will not find it difficult to ascertain the fundamental intelligence specifica in every mineral as well as in every plant.
3 All you have to do is to ascertain the attributes of a mineral or a plant; then you will have also found the many different kinds of fundamental specifica, of which each is unique and therefore, with one intelligence, fulfills one particular purpose in a mineral. In order that a mineral may become what it is and what it should he, the different kinds of specifica that belong to the mineral must unite to form the particular mineral which is necessary in accordance with the order. If, for instance, we examine iron, and if we enumerate the individual attributes of this metal, we shall see what is necessary for its formation. Iron is heavy. This heaviness is caused by one specificum, which ascends from the interior of the Earth. That is why it always pulls in the direction of the place whence it was banished for long periods of time, even though it is now bound to this metal. The pull of heaviness in this specificum is the same as love for the below.
4 Notice furthermore the hardness of iron. This distinctive specificum conceals within itself the separate intelligence of total selfishness, and with it, of course, hardness towards any neighborhood. This specificum is also from below.
5 Furthermore, we discover that iron is pliable, which already signifies a higher psychic intelligence, a humble compliance. That is the reason why this specificum is already mightier than the first two. The first two lose nothing of their character through the presence of this specificum, but they have to act in accordance with this specificum. That is why the iron becomes more pliable and ductile when it is heated.
6 This condition corresponds to compliant humility. The more the compliant humility and the will are tested through the ordeal of fire, the more accommodating they become. This specificum is, however, still from below, but it is already of the good kind because it has learned to be obedient.
7 Another distinctive specificum is dissolution. Iron, as you know, may be dissolved either by acid or fire. The intelligence of freedom lies within this specificum; if it finds the opportunity to liberate itself, it carries along all the specifica mentioned before. This specificum also corresponds by nature to the centrifugal force, which would expand to infinity if it did not have its limitation.
8 Besides that, there is another attribute to prevent that from happening: an intelligence specificum that expresses unshakable perseverance. This specificum wants to withdraw within itself, and it is therefore the counterforce of the former. This specificum limits the one that strives for expansion, while the former centrifugal specificum controls the latter centripetal one.
9 Again we notice another attribute of this metal; it is the effortlessness with which it becomes red hot in fire. This is caused by the anger specificum in the iron, which is usually at rest. When stimulated, it devours all the other specifica and transposes them into its own condition. All the specifica which have been described until now come from below, and would not in any sense constitute, by themselves alone, the actual iron. The constitution of iron becomes possible only by the satiation of nobler specifica from the stars. How can these specifica be recognized?
10 When iron is rubbed, it acquires a metallic, acidulous odor. æ[his odor is a specificum with an intelligence which already attests to active love, just as in all acids and in unrestrained oxygen the well known vital air is present. In a spiritual sense it is active love, which in the actual sense is life itself. This specificum is the uniting principle of the specifica of iron. Not only does the specificum penetrate the iron completely, but the specificum also encompasses the iron with its own oxygen shell. That is where the odor of iron originates.
11 Another attribute of this metal is its great willingness to accept electricity. The cause is the same specificum in this metal; it is the intelligence of mobility, and with it the thirst for social unification. This specificum is not restrained like the earlier ones, but it is a specificum penetrating and encompassing this metal, the same as the aforementioned specificum. But since it is related Io the earlier ones, it will make a constant effort to liberate them and claim them for itself.
12 Usually it shows itself in the form of rust, which in time inverts and dissolves all the iron. The rust by itself is actually not the electric specificum that remains constantly free, but is the earlier specifica which are connected to this free specificum, and this specifica (rust) strives to become like this electric specificum. This specificum is therefore also from above.
13 Mother attribute of iron is its luster in a whitish gray color. This specificum carries within itself the quality of “peacefulness.” Only in peacefulness can everything be balanced, and as a result a smooth surface appears which is receptive to light like the surface of a mirror. This specificum is particular to all iron but is not firmly connected with it. And this specificum unites with it only when its surface is cleansed, leveled, and burnished. However, were its particles – which have come to complete rest upon the surface – to be destroyed through friction and corrosion, the specificum would be gone immediately at that point. The soul is only receptive to the light when she enters into the peacefulness of her spirit, because in the spirit the main principle is peacefulness. This is the reason why the ancient sages wished the departed nothing but peacefulness and light.



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Chapter 45
The Composition of Intelligence
Specifica in Living Beings

1 When the metal iron is hammered, it becomes elastic. This elasticity is also a specificum from above, and is identical with an orderly will power which does not change from one day to the next. If this power be deflected by any available means, it will immediately revert to its former direction. This specific force is one of the most widespread in the lower air sphere, and penetrates every atom of the air; that is why the air itself is elastic in the highest degree.
2 Even though this power comes from above, it penetrates the entire earthly globe, and it is the main reason for all movement within and upon her. It is the actual principle that causes movement and elasticity in all bodies. Only in fire does it wane, because it is set into too great activity – but this most important power cannot perish. When red hot iron seemingly loses it, the elastic power returns as soon as the iron has cooled off and is hammered again.
3 This specificum is related to the light, because it consists of light atoms. It is kept in exceedingly small transparent bubbles that penetrate into all pores of matter. If these pores are ground down and closed by hammering so that these elastic specifica bubbles cannot escape, they let their mighty presence be known when the iron is bent. They immediately force it back into that direction which most nearly corresponds to their depressed position.
4 Several naturalists have called these atoms of light “ætheric light monads.” The designation is correct, because the term “monad” signifies “the valence of one of a specific kind.” Since this specificum originates from the light, it is highly peculiar, particularly in its intellectual sphere. It loves peacefulness and seeks it with the greatest perseverance. And for the reason that the very principle of peacefulness lies within itself, any restriction causes it to seek its previous state of peacefulness, and thus when it is out of its equilibrium it exercises the greatest of motive power, which nothing can resist.
5 This is another new specificum, a new intelligence, in this metal. It shows itself working therein in the same manner as it does in plants and animals, leading to the conclusion that it is impossible for iron to be a dead body, because when it is stimulated by the proper means it contains the same intelligent power that is active in animals.
6 Of what, in fact, does this specificum consist? An extremely small spark of light in the aforementioned bubble. This little spark is an intelligence with a persevering psychic will that remains quietly in its prison as long as it is not stimulated by a thrust or pressure. If, however, it is beset when it streams into the bubble, it awakens in its shell and forces the walls asunder, as does the air to the walls of a balloon. Should the pressure or thrust be small, it discloses its existence through a trembling, through which the sound usually originates. Should, however, the pressure and the impact be stronger, then it tears its shell apart and scintillates as a bright spark of fire. That is why this specificum appears freely active when in fire and destroys everything it touches.
7 Now that you have become acquainted with the specifica in this particular metal, and as these are also present in the plant and animal kingdoms, what should prevent us from accepting that there is also animal life in metals and minerals? This is because the individual intelligences are always the same, be they minerals, plants, or animals, only with this difference: in minerals, only a few intelligences combined make their appearance, whereas in the kingdom of plants, and especially in the more developed animal kingdom, there is a larger quantity present and working together.
8 A mineral has anywhere from eight to twenty intelligences; many plants, on the other hand, have many thousands, whilst some animals have many millions; and human beings have countless intelligences from the stars and from the atomic particles of the Earth.
9 Animal life is not absent in minerals, with their greater or smaller number of intelligences, because these intellectual specifica disclose themselves to the experienced eye in various living animalistic forms.
10 If you had a microscope that could magnify six million times, you would discover, in a single drop of water, a large number of animal forms. These are the carriers of various individual intelligences, which continuously encounter one another with hostility, seize one another, and apparently destroy one another. In their place, new forms take shape, which integrate the earlier ones and virtually consume them. When such a form is sufficiently satiated, it comes to rest and sinks to the bottom.
11 After a large number of these forms have sunk, they adhere to one another firmly as related beings at rest. And this mass appears to the eye as seemingly dead matter. It is, however, only a multitude of captured individual intelligences which, when they dissolve again, may be reconnected alive in another form. This work is done by the spirits as well, as we have learnt about their activities in the plant kingdom.
12 It has been said that, in matter, in the metal or the mineral kingdoms, there are ten to twenty intelligences at work, and that in the plant kingdom there are up to a thousand times a thousand, and in the animal kingdom, on the higher levels, millions times millions, and in human beings the number of intelligences is infinite. That this is truly the case we shall explain by comparative examples.
13 Iron may be made red hot and reforged, what was at the front may be taken off and welded onto the back, and other changes may be made; yet the iron remains iron, the same as it was before the changes. And so it is with other metals as well.
14 Stones are closer to the plant kingdom, and therefore they have more specifica than metals. The simpler they are, the nobler and more abundant are their specifica. That is why stones cannot be restored to their former condition once they are destroyed. They remain, however, the same matter if a large stone be broken into many small pieces, but they cannot be united again in the same material mass, as is the case with metal through the element of fire, because fire changes stones into an entirely different state not comparable with the state of metals which have undergone the same treatment.
15 The reason for this is the multitude of intelligence specifica which have to be taken up in a larger organization, by comparison with the smaller organization of metals. When this new order is disturbed by the escape of several intelligences, then matter is no longer the same when compared to its previous composition.
16 For instance, take limestone in its raw state, then burn it until it becomes quicklime. In its original raw state, it may remain in the water for thousands of years; it will not dissolve; rather, it will become firmer, because in water several other specifica will unite with it. But if you throw a burnt limestone into the water, it will, within a few minutes, dissolve into white mush. The reason for this effect is that a number of specifica have escaped in the fire, which gave the former limestone its density and firmness. When water is added, more specifica are liberated, and the few that remain lose their connection, fall apart, and become this mush. When the water is removed from this mush, some of the liberated specifica return and cause this mush to regain some of its former firmness; then it is used in the construction of buildings as a bonding medium.
17 This example shows that stones cannot be changed like metals, without losing their original attributes. This applies even more so to clay; once baked, it loses its former attributes completely.
18 But how different it is with a common plant. There exists such a firm order that nothing may be changed, even by one atom, without causing harm to the necessary nature of the plant. The reason is that, even in the simplest plants, all specifica must be present in a well ordered manner, whereas in the mineral kingdom they are found separated and divided.
19 Take, for instance, a moss plant or a mushroom that grows from one day to the next. What is in the root cannot form the stem. Yea, even in the root there is already a firm order. A specificum that works southward in the roots would, if facing north, cause such a disorder in the plant that it would wither and perish.
20 That is why a gardener, in transplanting trees, should always take notice of the direction in which the roots and branches formerly pointed. When the direction is changed, the transplanted tree will grow either with great difficulty or not at all, because there is a considerable difference between the northerly and southerly active specifica. Especially sensitive in this respect are the conifers. They will wither if they are not transplanted in their former direction. This also applies to grafting; a twig taken from the northern side of a tree and grafted to the southern side of another tree will not grow, because the specifica are not the same.
21 That is why the smallest part of a leaf has yet another specificum; even though it has the greatest relation with its neighbor, it is not entirely the same. The order that exists here is so exact that no human understanding can fully comprehend its necessity. The farther you go into the extremities of a plant, the more abundant the number of the intelligences becomes, and the more immutable the order. However, in the twigs of young trees this order is not yet as firm; that is why they may be grafted onto other trees.
22 Now, if such an immutable order exists amongst the plants, so enabling them to become what they are supposed to be – namely, institutions of deliverance for the liberation of astral intelligences – how much more strict must the order be where the plant kingdom passes over into the animal kingdom?


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Chapter 46
The Boundaries among Nature’s Kingdoms
1 Naturalists have not, to this day, been able to determine where the mineral kingdom passes over into the plant kingdom, and the plant kingdom into the animal kingdom. What is the last and most complete plant, beyond which no other plant develops? And all the more, where will the first animal, of course still most incomplete, begin?
2 On the surface of the Earth, there are many plants that seem more animal in nature than plant. Then there are animals that resemble plants more than animals. There are also minerals that might be taken more for plants than for stones, and vice versa. Many animals still display plant like extremities, and there are plants that almost appear to be well developed animals.
3 Therefore, it should be understood that it is very difficult to determine an exact boundary, mainly because there is a great multitude of species of animals and plants that are hardly known, since most of these peculiar plants and animals grow in and inhabit the depths of the oceans.
4 For instance, it has not been fully determined yet if corals belong to the mineral, plant, or animal kingdom. The competent naturalist knows that corals are formed by kinds of worms which are very small; they adhere to one another and gradually form a coral twig. These tiny worms are animals. When they harden, their mass is as firm as precious stones. The form, however, that gradually develops by the joining together resembles a defoliated little tree with branches and little twigs. This makes this growth, agreeable to its manner of formation, a conglomeration of countless animals – as a mass a mineral, and as a form a plant.
5 In the oceans there are a multitude of large and small animals that obviously belong to all three kingdoms, considerably more than corals. Let us take, for instance, the great octopus. It is, without doubt, the largest animal on Earth; fully grown, it measures 930 yards in length (850 meters) and approximately 186 yards (170 meters) in width and thickness. This animal does not have a particular form; at times, when it comes to the surface of the ocean, it resembles a misshapen island, displaying sporadically abundant vegetation. On its back moss, seaweed, and even little sea trees grow frequently, and besides that you will even find many red rocklike elevations which are frequently thrown off by the octopus; they float on the surface of the ocean resembling dark red pumice stones.
6 In appearance, this animal resembles a plant and a mineral. When a small ship crosses over the back of this gigantic animal, the animal surfaces immediately and raises numerous brilliantly white arms, 56 yards (51 meters) in length and resembling elephant trunks, on all sides to the same height. This polyp squeezes the ship with its arms into its inordinately wide gullet and consumes it. Its stomach possesses a digestive power which nothing can resist, not even stones, metals, or wood; it absolutely consumes everything; nothing remains, not even the smallest particle. And since this animal digests so many different things, it explains why so many parasites of the vegetable and mineral kind appear upon its surface.
7 The question arises again: To which kingdom shall this animal be attributed? In accordance with its form it appears to be a mineral, like a piece of earth. Since several kinds of plants grow on this creature, it might also be considered a large ocean plant tuber, or an oversized, underwater carnivorous plant.
8 For someone who critically examines these points, it would be very difficult to place this being in a particular kingdom. And how difficult would it be for every naturalist to place the Earth herself in a particular category! The Earth is, in all probability, certainly a mineral, since she produces a multitude of minerals on her surface. But she is with the same certainty also a plant, because so many plants sprout from her; and it is even more certain that the Earth is an animal, because she brings forth animal life in abundance.
9 Ultimately, however, there is no such thing as a separate mineral, plant, or animal kingdom. There is only one kingdom, and that is the kingdom of beings with all their different forms. Originally, everything is animal, not mineral or plant. Herein lies the reason why the distinctive marks between the three putative kingdoms are so very hard to determine. Only in the order of the ascent of beings are separate levels present.

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Chapter 47
The Animal Soul and her Influence through Spirits,
and the Development of the Body
1 It has been mentioned often enough that the spirits in the mineral and plant kingdoms arrange the intelligence specifica in the proper order, into one being, and connect the sidereal and telluric. What remains to be examined is the formation or the transition of an animal out of the preceding kingdoms, and of what the tasks of the spirits therein consist.
2 a In every animal there is present, to a certain degree, a developed soul which is active by means of the so called nerve spirit which surrounds her in her body, which is still of a coarse matter.
b The animal kingdom is thus distinguishable from the plant kingdom, and even more so from the mineral kingdom.
c The animal now has a free soul, whereas the soul in the plant kingdom, and particularly in the mineral kingdom, is yet intermingled with and divided in matter, just like the spirit of wine in the grape.
d But where would this fiery spiritual anther be? In the grape, it is still very much divided and cannot express an effect, because in every individual grape, among thousands of specifica, only one such ætheric specificum is added.
e When, however, this individual specificum is extracted by distillation and gathered from many grapes, it then clearly expresses its power.

3 This also applies to the animal soul. The animal soul is an accumulation of a multitude of substantial ætheric specifica which already form a free intelligent being, and the more pronounced it is, the more of these different specifica unite into this one being. When animals engage in the act of procreation, the spirits drive these psychic soul elements into the physical organs of procreation and enclose them, at the moment of procreation, in a thin material coat (i.e. the skin). In this thin coat, the soul becomes active, and begins to put herself in order in accordance with her intelligence.
4 When the soul has established within herself this order in this first abode, then the spirits see to it that the soul, through organs which are developed particularly out of the mother’s womb, receives the appropriate nourishment, and therewith the building material for her future body. The soul forms this body herself, of course, under the constant guidance of the spirits.
5 a The development of the body is as follows: the ætheric substantial soul has first to bring her intelligences into order; this means that these intelligences bring themselves gradually in order in accordance with the laws of assimilation that reside within them.
b However, each of those ætheric, and now already physical, intelligence specifica carries within itself a complete idea that materializes itself into a particular form; this attribute of the soul passes over to the body during the period of formation.
c The body, when fully developed, is nothing but the typical form of the soul which was given to the womb of the animal at the moment of procreation.
d When the form in the mother’s womb is fully developed, and if the soul has produced the form of the body accordingly, the soul may rest for a certain time.
e Meanwhile, the body continues to develop further with the support of the soul through the nourishment taken in by the mother’s womb; the next activity of the soul begins in the main organs.

6 The pulse beat starts, the fluids commence their circulation, and nourishment is accepted by the stomach. And during this time the fetus becomes alive in the mother’s womb.
7 When all the organs have opened up and the nerves are satiated, and, through an electro magnetic process of fermentation, a nerve spirit related to the soul has formed within the organs, the spirits, with their will, come back again. They loosen the bonds between the fetus and the mother’s womb, and drive out the new being.
8 After birth, the newborn animal must be nourished for a short time by the mother’s body, just as, for instance, mammals are nourished with milk or fowl by the secretion of mucilage over their food. Amphibious animals are also nourished with milky mucilage which they discharge in the water or on land through a sap which the parents secrete from the nipples or mouth. During this time, the body develops further; on account of this development, the body is then capable of taking on nourishment by itself.
9 From this moment on, the soul which resides in the body begins to change the material specifica of the body into substantial specifica (“Substantial specifica” have a more permanent, enduring being. ED.) under the guidance of the spirits. During the life span of the body, the specifica thus develop into an ever richer soul. When the soul has reached the highest possible development, she neglects the body more and more.
10 The body wastes away through this process until it becomes very burdensome to the soul, and becomes completely unsuitable for any further tasks. Through the nerve spirit, it causes the soul pain; these pains contribute, however, to the loosing and liberation of the soul from the body. The soul is nevertheless recaptured by the spirits and placed on a higher animal level; this level is, of course, more complicated than the last one. At this level the soul becomes active in the same manner as described above.
11 The specifica of the departed body will be dissolved again, since they were not destined for independence but were gathered by the soul only for a dependent assignment. After the dissolution, the specifica are placed in a particular order, and form in the course of the advancing animal levels of the female psyche; the psyche which we have described thus far is the male psyche.
12 Here the question might arise: What happens to the specifica of discarded female bodies? They are united with the male specifica. That provides them with the ability to develop something male and something female within them on the next level. If the mother did not, at the same time, unite male and female specifica, with what would she develop the male, and with what would she develop the female? All this lies within the order of the soul, because the soul places her intelligences in accordance with the order of the Laws of Assimilation.


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Chapter 48
The Influences of the Spirits during the Procreation of Human Beings

1 There is very little difference between the procreation of a human being and that of an animal. The soul of a human being must be completely in existence. This means that she must unite all such substantial specifica as are dispersed throughout the whole universe, and these must be supplied to her from all sides. The soul is such a compendium of complete substantial specifica, a unification of the substantial specifica. The specifica in the soul, however, are mixed, so that it might be said that, before procreation, the soul is a snarl that must be disentangled in order that she may acquire her specified form. This disentanglement begins with the progenitive act, because it is there that the soul snarl is placed in the mother’s womb and enveloped.
2 Within this shell or envelope the intelligences that correspond with one another begin to approach and hold onto one another. The spirits provide them with the light in their shell so that they may accomplish this task. The substantial specific intelligences recognize one another in this light, segregate, take hold of one another, and unite. All this occurs at the urgent request of the spirits’ will, which are entrusted with the supervision. These spirits are what you would call “guardian spirits.” Angels and higher angels will also exert their influence. Every human being has at least three guardian spirits, two angels and one higher angel; and above these watches a seventh, Whom you know well.
3 From the moment of procreation, these guardian spirits and angels arrange themselves around the new soul, and care incessantly for the soul’s orderly development.
4 Once the soul, in her shell, has attained human form, the mother’s womb will supply her with the corresponding specifica. The soul employs this specifica to bind her intelligences together more firmly. When it has been accomplished, other specifica flow from the mother’s womb to the place of the new incarnation, and are employed for the formation of the nerves. The nerves are fibers which are seized and used by the soul to cause the body to make any possible movement. As soon as these tasks have been accomplished in both structure and connections, new specifica flow in. The new specifica are placed in order for the formation of the viscera. When the main viscera, with their most important organs, are developed, they are then connected with the main nerves.
5 With the addition of other specifica, the entire formation of the viscera will be completed. Most of the nerves come together in the head, mainly at the back of the head, where the soul also has her head. This is why the formation of the viscera begins with that of the head. The head is the picture corresponding most to the soul, because the entire intelligence of the soul concentrates itself through particular emanations in the head. And since the intelligence mirrors itself in its most complete form in the eyes, it may be best recognized there. All the emanations of the individual intelligences of the soul flow into the eyes, and therewith form their natural power of sight. And through the power of sight the eyes can form the outer world within themselves.
6 When the soul has completed this development with the assistance of the spirits, she is supplied with new specifica, and these will be employed for the formation of flesh, gristle, muscles, tendons, veins, and bones. Those things which belong together seize one another by themselves. When the spirits do not indicate to the specifica of intelligence the proper path through their wise guidance, the direction as well as the form may be wrong. When a woman who is carrying a child is in Hell with her thoughts and feelings, whither My good spirits and angels cannot follow her, a miscarriage usually results. Therefore, every woman should be urgently requested, while pregnant, to conduct herself as virtuously as possible.



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Chapter 49
The Development of the Human Fetus

1 When the soul has developed the gristle, muscles, bones, and veins, she attends to the outer extremities by bringing them to completion through the proper application of the specifica that belong to them. Once this has been accomplished, the soul withdraws into the viscera and begins to set the muscles of the heart into motion. Thus the organs first open with their own fluids, which are as clear as water. When this breakthrough has occurred, the soul sets the spleen in motion. This causes the spleen immediately to produce blood, which is conducted into the chambers of the heart, from whence it is driven into the organs.
2 Once the blood has completed its first cycle, the stomach is set into activity and begins to bring the nutritive fluids contained in it to greater fermentation. Through this process the nobler specifica are separated. The coarser, indigestible mucous liquids are expelled through the natural eliminatory canal into the amniotic sac. These are the eliminations of the child already physically alive within the mother.
3 When this fetus has spent three months alive in the mother’s womb, the soul, whose heart has grown quiet and reached a certain firmness, will receive an eternal spirit, placed into her heart with a sevenfold shell by an angel. No one should here entertain the idea that this is a material shell; it is a spiritual one, which is much stronger and more enduring than a material one.
4 Once the spirit has been placed into the heart of the soul – this happens to some children sooner, others later, and, among many, not until three days before birth – then the body matures quickly, and birth will soon occur. When the child is born, the lungs are set in motion. The child begins with every breath to take in a large amount of specifica, which is immediately used for the formation of the nerve spirit and the strengthening of the soul, which means in regard to her formal substantial being. The soul receives her internal nourishment of specifica and intelligence through the senses of the body, and everything is arranged in an orderly manner by the good spirits of this sphere. This explanation clearly discloses to you the spiritual sphere of the first region, and what is contained and occurs therein.
5 A more comprehensive or complete disclosure is not possible, because the spiritual cannot be portrayed with necessary clarity in earthly words. But whoso has the ability to enter into the spirit concerning what has been said here will soon be fully convinced of the truth, and will gain a deeper understanding.

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Chapter 50
The Soul and Spirit in a Human Being

1 The soul is the receptive organ for the countless ideas of the Prime Source, out of which she came forth like a breath. The soul is the carrier of forms, proportions, and practices. All these have been laid down in her in the smallest of envelopes.
2 The proper measure of all of these, comprised in one being, makes up a complete human soul. Since the soul consists of many different particles of intelligence, she is a compound body as such, and therefore may be divided into her parts again.
3 The whole universe is filled with the ideas of the divinity; even in a single monad all can be found – on the smallest of scales, of course.
4 Although the spirit is formless, he is yet the one who produces the forms. In other words, not until the forms are produced may the spirit effectively appear in them. Any force or energy, if it is to appear as a force or energy, must provide itself with a counteracting force. Only as a consequence of this point of support may the force express its effects and bring that power to its representation. Therefore the spirit is like the light that, in itself, continues eternally to be light. But it may not appear observable as light as long as there are no objects which it may illuminate. The light emanates continually and consistently, the sun being the best example of this. But without an object the eye cannot perceive its existence. A moonless night has just as much light emanating from the sun as a moonlit night. But in the first instance the light has no object in the ether, and that is why no one sees it, even though it is present. When, however, the moon, as a body, occupies that place during the night, the sunlight is immediately perceptible, because it strikes the moon and illumines it.
5 You can already recognize the spiritual effect of the light in Nature. On the earth, in the air, and in apparent matter, all forms of existence and development lie motionless together. But as soon as the light appears, the forms that lie together as if dead receive life and assume new forms. Now compare summer with winter, and the light’s spiritual activity will not escape you. Now you know what the spirit actually is: he is the light which produces itself out of its own warmth from eternity to eternity, and warmth is like love, and wisdom is like light. Even when a human being possesses ever so complete a soul but has little or no light at all, he will manifest little or no activity in his soul and also in his body.
6 When, however, light comes into the soul, she becomes active in accordance with the measure of light which is within her. The soul of a feeble minded human being is just as complete as the soul of a scholar. But the body of this soul is too plump, and allows only little or no light into the soul. The light spark that is placed in the soul cannot flare up, because it is compressed too much by the firm mass of flesh. The soul of a philosopher, however, lets more light through, for the fleshy matter has become looser through much study, and it does not compress the spiritual flame in one point. This is why little or no activity may be found in the first example. Yet in the second instance the individuum will find little or no rest because of too much activity.
7 Certainly we cannot speak of wisdom when everything becomes light in the soul. Here we can only speak of more or less light. This leads to the conclusion that, without spirit or light, everything is dead, while in the light everything can ardently and effectively develop and perfect itself.
8 Light in itself has no form, but it creates the forms, and as it forms them it works in them. The forms may be separate or connected, and new forms may be created in great variety. The light cannot be separated; instead it penetrates everything that is capable of receiving light. That which is not capable of receiving light remains within itself dark and dead.
9 It should be obvious that we are speaking here about the eternal, uniform light, which alone determines life; we are not speaking of the light of lightning or anger, which provides doubtful illumination for just a few moments. This light is like the light of Hell. There are also such flare ups in Hell, but each of them is followed by a much greater darkness.
10 Since we now know sufficiently the difference between the soul and the spirit, we should easily comprehend that the Earth, in her firmness, belongs to Satan’s captured soul, while her spirit is held and chained in indestructible fetters.


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STRATEGY NO. 2

Know Thy Enemies

Satan’s objective: To destroy God and us all

When the great enemy of life had disappeared Abba said to the children clinging to Him:

2. "Little children, did you hear what the arch-liar dared talk in My pres¬ence?

3. "Therefore, beware of him lest he talk you over and bring about your fall; for great is his wickedness.
4. "And his great slyness and cunning match his wickedness; so be three times as careful in front of him!

5. "He is a reprobate spirit who is not prepared to ever mend his ways or recognize Me as the sole God of all holiness, might and power, but is only intent on absolute power; always striving to weaken and finally completely destroy Me so that he may then assume all power over the heavens and all the worlds.

6. "Should he succeed in this, he would then in his immense hate towards Me want to destroy everything that now exists.

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Chapter 157

THE HOLY FATHER, SURROUNDED BY HIS CHILDREN. ADAM RECOGNIZES ABEL IN THE SECOND STRANGER. SATAN THE OLD LIAR'S ABORTIVE ATTEMPT TO ARGUE WITH THE LORD

Following this call they all rushed up to Abba, clustering around Him as best they could, and Abba commended the zeal of their hearts.
2. Since Adam was not so nimble on his feet as the others, it so happened that the others had Abba completely encircled by the time Adam caught up with them.
3. It irked the ancient a little that this time he was so little considered, and so he began in all seriousness to be sulky.
4. But Abba said to him: "Adam, why are you sulking? Did not two of us arrive? If you have no room here, look, there stands somebody else! Nestle against him. But first recognize him and then ask your heart which of us two is closer to it. I tell you that your own heart will loudly tell you why this time you arrived too late at My side.
5. "I tell you also that at present the stranger, whom you will soon recog¬nize, is better off than you are now. For he is already immortal; you, howev¬er, will at first have to completely die before you will attain to immortality.
6. “Thus, have a closer look at this My companion; and once you have recognized him, do tell us all as whom you have recognized him."
7. Here Adam was taken aback and, slowly turning around to the stran¬ger, began to scrutinize him from head to foot; and, since he was unable to recognize him he again turned to Abba asking Him:
8. "Abba, I cannot recognize Your companion. Who is he, and what is his name? Abba, do tell me lest the suspense kill me!
9. “That I and my descendants must first die in our flesh to the earth before our spirit will once more return to its homeland, I have known since the days of Abel; for he certainly became a sad example to us all.
10. "But despite all this I do not tremble; for I also know that I shall die in Your arms, just as I came to the earth from the same.
11. "But notwithstanding all this the stranger remains unknown to me as I cannot recognize him; thus, 0 Abba, do tell me through Your holy mouth who the stranger is."
12. “Thereupon Abba said to Adam: "So step closer to him, and it should become obvious whether you will recognize him or not."
13. And Adam stepped closer to the stranger. When he was only several steps away from him he suddenly gave a loud scream; for he recognized in the stranger his son Abel and promptly made to dash at him.
14. But Abel said to Adam: "Stop and listen! Your children have embra¬ced the right Father; why do you want to keep far from Him and in His stead embrace me, who am nothing compared to Him?
15. "So turn around quickly so as to reach Him Who alone is the eternal First Cause of all beings; otherwise you will die this very day still!
16. "Behold, on the very day today the great serpent was given free play; today it is even allowed to crawl around on this height. So hurry up lest it catch up with you before you enter into the sphere of life!
17. "Look across towards your cave; there he stands, the great enemy of life!
18. "So hurry, hurry, father Adam; for he is quick like lightning and wrathful like a provoked lion!"
19. Here Adam ran quickly to Abba, Who received him.
20. But suddenly the prince of the world stood in human form between Abel and the group clinging to Abba, and screamed, full of wrath:
21. "Almighty One, why are You persecuting me here in my sphere?
What have You to do with my creatures? Why do You want to snatch from me those who have not gone forth from You, but from me, thereby making me a childless father? Have You not countless legions of pure spirits sprung from You?
22. "Therefore, withdraw from the earth and from my entire great world¬ly realm; for this is my own, since it has gone forth from me, and not from You! With Your feet You trample on my property and are a thief in my realm; so withdraw from here!"
23. And Abba said to him: "Blasphemer, how full of lies your mouth is! If this is your property, whose property, then, are you yourself? Who told you to come into being, like other countless legions?
24. "What are you talking about a property? Show me a single plant on the ground of the earth, which you created, and I will give you the entire earth and the entire visible heaven for your property!
25. "Miserable liar, now you are trembling before Me because I have revealed your infamy. Why do you not tremble before yourself, since with each second you damn yourself deeper by an eternity through your great wickedness!
26. "Know that I am the Lord of heaven and earth! So withdraw; for this place is too holy for your feet!"
27. And the enemy disappeared from the height, howling and cursing.

Chapter 158

ARBA'S WARNING AGAINST SATAN'S WICKEDNESS AND CUNNING. SATAN'S WEAKNESS. BEWARE OF YOURSELVES!

When the great enemy of life had disappeared Abba said to the children clinging to Him:
2. "Little children, did you hear what the arch-liar dared talk in My pres¬ence?
3. "Therefore, beware of him lest he talk you over and bring about your fall; for great is his wickedness.
4. "And his great slyness and cunning match his wickedness; so be three times as careful in front of him!
5. "He is a reprobate spirit who is not prepared to ever mend his ways or recognize Me as the sole God of all holiness, might and power, but is only intent on absolute power; always striving to weaken and finally completely destroy Me so that he may then assume all power over the heavens and all the worlds.
6. "Should he succeed in this, he would then in his immense hate towards Me want to destroy everything that now exists.
7. "And once he had succeeded in this, to bring about a new creation at his pleasure.
8. "However, in this new creation there would exist nothing of eternal duration, but the existence of everything would only depend on his utterly free arbitrary action and exist only for as long as it afforded him some sen¬sual pleasure.
9. "Once this had given him full satisfaction, an entire creation would promptly sink back into nothingness and another one again come into being for his sole pleasure!
10. "He would never create beings fully in his image - as for instance a man -, but rather a woman for his sensual gratification; however, she must be extremely sensitive so as to render her very receptive for all sorts of excesses to amuse him!
11. "In short, his ideas are so abominable that even a highest angel could not grasp them in their fullness; therefore, do beware of him!
12. "You are now guessing in your hearts saying: 'Why not destroy such a being which is so full of deadly wickedness?'
13. "But then I ask each of you: 'Which of you would go to the lowlands and kill Lamech, who is not a jot better than this enemy of life?'
14. "Or if I brought to you once more the enemy of life, preparing him so that you could kill him in all earnest, - would you do this even if he stood before you however full of wrath?
15. "Truly, you would all mightily hesitate!
16. "Behold, if even you hesitated and if possible withdrew, although your love is infinitesimal compared to Mine, how much less will I be able to do this, I Who am infinite, eternal Love Myself and am as well his Creator as yours, and am his God as well as yours, and his Lord as well as yours, and his still fatherly judge, just as I am your good Father in person!
17. "However, as far as this was possible the power of the will was taken from him. Therefore, you need no longer fear him in the least, but only beware of his slyness, which as such is powerless, so much so that you can fight it off more easily than you can a fly with a whiff of your breath, if you want to.
18. "So he can continue to live and forever make futile attempts to destroy us; for in this he will succeed as little as a gnat in combat with a mammoth.
19. "But again you are asking in your hearts: 'Wherein does the slyness of the enemy of life consist, which we should recognize and of which we should beware?
20. "For who can beware of something he does not know?'
21. "Little children, you are right in asking this in your hearts; but all the same your question is really futile. For the enemy of life can and may not approach anyone; thus he cannot seduce anyone with his cunning.
22. "However, if a man lets himself be seduced by his own heart, becom¬ing proud, arrogant, voluptuous, worldly and egotistical, then man himself spontaneously comes closer to the enemy of life, becomes one himself and is not seldom worse than the actual one in question of whose cunning you must beware.
23. "When the real enemy of life notices such a kindred neighbor beside him he no longer spares any effort to bind the one to him who in his great semblance to him had willingly approached him.
24. "Look, only then does the enemy's cunning to win over such a friend forever become effective!
25. “Therefore, whoever wants to escape the enemy's cunning shall be a faithful and watchful shepherd of his own heart turning the same carefully to Me! If you heeded this always, truly you can believe it, it would be easier for you to pull down the sun from the firmament than for the enemy of life to approach such a man with his cunning!
26. "So you shall not be fearful, - for nothing can happen without My per¬mission. However, if I do allow something, I have always the very best of reasons for it.
27. "In particular, beware of yourselves; for truly, apart from Me, noth¬ing is freer than your own hearts.
28. "So care for them in accordance with My will and you will be forever safe from the enemy's cunning.
29. "Understand this well; for you are protected against his cunning by turning your hearts to Me, but not in a self-willed manner to him! - Do you understand this?"



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Chapter 51
Satana’s Soul

1 We already know that a soul may be re divided, because she is composed of countless particles of intelligence. This will occur either for total dissolution or in specific partial concentrations, in accordance with the kinds and various numbers of the united individual intelligences within, so as to assume corresponding formations.
2 There are many examples of this phenomenon in and upon the Earth. Look at the various metals, plants, and animals, which clearly provide you with many such examples whereby psychic or astral connections may shape themselves into the most peculiar formations. They are no more than external material pictures of internal soul forms, because the external form can only correspond to the internal one; as the internal power of formation, thus is the effect of the external form.
3 Such a division of the soul occurred when the first human pair was created, when out of one soul two souls came, because nowhere is it said that the Creator breathed life into Eve; instead, Eve came forth from Adam with a body and a soul. Into this second soul was also placed an immortal spirit; thus out of one human being and out of one soul came two, and yet they were one flesh and one soul. A division of the soul may easily be recognized in children, because the soul of the child is taken partially from the soul of the parents. The resemblance of children to their parents is proof of this. And what is foreign is what is dissimilar.
4 In the spiritual world, this divisibility is much more pronounced, and it manifests itself through countless strange phenomena. A soul whose conduct is not sufficiently trained in accordance with the Gospel appears in the spiritual world in the most varied of forms, down to animalistic forms, because the soul in her earthly life squandered parts of the specifica that were necessary for her complete formation. These specifica are no longer present when the soul departs from the body. That is why the form of the soul, outside of the body, can only be highly incomplete. Many souls that are overmuch inclined in one or another sensuous direction, and thereby attract an overabundance of specifica which their being can no longer accommodate, appear in the spiritual world as a multitude of the most peculiar and often ghastly aberrations.
5 When a human being here on Earth has an especially strong sensuous inclination, this inclination will reveal itself in the soul, because of the over abundance of such substantial intelligence specifica, which, in accordance with the spiritual order, no longer belong to the pure human form of the soul. In some human beings these abnormal inclinations of the soul are already recognizable in the earthly body. Indeed, this is not always the case, since the body does not react as easily as does the soul to foreign specifica. This will happen to the soul very early in life, or when the soul, as a consequence of parental sins, has inherited unsuitable specifica; then the specifica will appear noticeably in such a body, since the body is considerably more receptive at an early age.
6 The descriptions which have been given so far clearly prove that the soul may not only be divided again when she is materially firm, but also when she is already firm and free. It was mentioned above that the whole Earth belongs to Satan’s soul. This not only applies to the Earth alone – all the other celestial bodies are also developed from this one soul. This one soul is now dissolved in countless parts in these celestial bodies.
7 The spirit is not divisible. Wherever he be placed in a large or a small soul, he remains there as a unity. Even if Lucifer’s soul was once very large, it was only possible for one spirit to live in her. And this one spirit, which fell through his own volition, cannot dwell in the countless parts of his former primordial soul. His dwelling is limited solely to this Earth, which is inhabited by you.
8 All the other celestial bodies, although they are parts of his former soul, are free of this inhabitant. That is why the human beings of those celestial bodies, even though they are better by nature than the ones on Earth, can never completely reach the godlike heights, as can the children of Earth. In the Spirit of God, the Earth is the most distant and the very last, and that is the reason why, should she reform, she can become the highest and most godlike.
9 That is why I, the Lord, chose the Earth as the scene of My highest mercy, and created upon her soil all heavens anew. Every human being that is born on Earth receives a spirit from Me, and may, in accordance with the prescribed order, acquire the consummate filiation with God.
10 Human beings on other celestial bodies receive their spirits from the angels, because every angel is a child of God. Therefore each had to endure the path of the flesh on this Earth, just as did I Myself and every Archangel. This is why an angel has the creative power within, which he may take out of the abundance of his love and light and place in the new, developing human beings of other planets; and he may in this manner rear children in his name, like a god. These children are therefore only emulated, not true children of God. But they can acquire God’s filiation through an incarnation upon this Earth.
11 Behold, it is a disadvantage for human beings to be on Earth, because they live so close to the most evil of all spirits, who causes human beings so much anguish. On the other hand, human beings have an infinite advantage: they possess a mighty spirit from God, with which they can, if they only wish to, fend off this wickedness and thus become consummate children of God.
12 Someone might raise the objection: From whence were the spirits of human beings on other planets taken at the time when there were no human beings on Earth? Can it be safely assumed that other, much older, celestial solar bodies were inhabited by human beings billions of years earlier than Earth?
13 These objections may be answered thus: As mentioned before, the much older celestial bodies are descendants of one and the same soul. The larger the plant, the longer it takes to bear fruit. Place a grain of wheat and an acorn in the soil and ask yourself:
14 Which seed will bear fruit first? In a few months the grain of wheat will bring forth other grains of wheat, yet the oak will require many years. Infusoria can live through several hundreds of generations in one minute. The elephant requires over two years to bear its young, and approximately twenty years are required before they are procreative and conceptive. Now examine the difference: How many generations of infusoria would live when compared to one generation of elephants?
15 This example should enable you to understand that a primary sun, which is older by several decillions of earth years (a 1 followed by 60 zeros) than the Earth, which is several quintillion (a 1 followed by 30 zeros) years old, is considerably larger than the Earth in accordance with that proportion, and will much later broadcast its seeds to maturity. My intentions are well calculated, so that the fruits of all celestial bodies will reach maturity when the central point of spiritual creation has developed so far that its spiritual surplus of life may be implanted into the fruits of other celestial bodies.
16 However, it is true that human beings existed on the primordial sun Urka before the Earth was expelled from her sun. But these human beings have a different life span than the humans on Earth. When a human being on Urka is only ten Urka years old, he is already older than this entire Earth. This example should enable you to understand that the first born of this celestial body are still alive to this hour, and some that are born on Urka at this moment will live as long as Earth exists. It was definitely possible, in the time given, for Me and all the angels to endure the path of the flesh, and they, as My children, have already taken from the abundance of their life for a long time and implanted it into the children of other celestial bodies.
17 From everything that has been said thus far, the divisibility of the soul should be obvious to anyone who has a spirit and therewith light, especially the divisibility of the primordial soul that was created first of primordial spirit. And it should also be obvious that this Earth is the particular part of his primordial soul, which is now the only part that is inhabited by the primordially created spirit.


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Chapter 52
The Law of the Division of the Soul

1 It has already been partially indicated, when the mineral and plant kingdoms were described, how telluric specifica continuously ascend in countless amounts which seize, unite, and order themselves in accordance with the will of the spirits that are placed above them. And, in a manner of speaking, all phenomena on Earth are each a part of Satan’s soul.
2 His division is in such a state in accordance with a secret law, that Satan himself becomes the first accomplice to his dissolution. Through his power, he wants to free his soul, and give her her former expansion or scope. That is why, internally, he burns continuously in his compressed, telluric, specific soul. Through this continuous burning, he wants to change seemingly firm matter back into a fully subtle substance. This effort will be allowed under orderly restriction, and for this purpose the organism of this Earth is so set up, and put in such an order, that the evil spirit must remain as continually and equally active in his perseverance.
3 He labors under the illusion that he has almost entirely liberated his imprisoned soul through this activity, and that is why he constantly ejects psychic specifica from the interior of the Earth. He knows little or nothing about the fact that these specifica are intercepted by mighty spirits and put in order in new consummate human forms.
4 The specifica that come from that place are, of course, of a purely hellish kind and are fundamentally evil. That is why they must ascend through an immense number of levels of creatures, and thoroughly ferment before they are suited to the organization of a human body and a human soul. The hellish attributes of these specifica show themselves clearly in the many beings which precede the human being. Observe the poisonous nature of almost all metals, the toxins in plants, the poison in animals, the great rage, especially in the carnivorous animals, and the horrible treachery of poisonous vermin – and the hellish wickedness of these creatures will not escape you. Yes, even among human beings this purely hellish attribute expresses itself in a very high degree, so much so that frequently there is little or no difference between many human beings and the Prince of Darkness.
5 This purely hellish evil was, through the descent of the mightiest specificum, the “Word of God,” first exposed to a new fermentation by which the hellish evil is being changed into heavenly good. But this does not occur all at once.
6 The specifica in the essential soul of a human being are indeed already heavenly pure, when she has been penetrated by the spirit. However, the body or the flesh of a human being is still evil in all its parts, still hellish. That is why this flesh must endure many humiliating trials, until it gradually becomes an assimilative part of the soul, which had already become pure at an earlier time.
7 This is why the body must die, in order to dissolve. The body must pass over in all its parts into all kinds of worms and, as such, again die and dissolve, and, following that, pass over into countless infusoria. These infusoria enter into the being of plants. The plants then decompose into various states: partially in earth, partially in fire, partially in the stomachs of animals. This continues until the last atom be dissolved and free; with some human beings this takes several centuries, and with some of the more conceited – those fools who love their flesh – even many thousands of years, until the bodies they leave behind have met with total dissolution. The essential, pure hellish yeast of every body will remain imputrescible for all times as Satan’s most essential main belonging, so that he will remain with a lasting body. Whatever of the soul’s substance may adhere to it, no matter how small, will be taken and incorporated in the soul of a human being.
8 That is how the whole soul of Satan will be gradually resurrected through many human beings, of which each and every one is more consummate than the entire earlier great spirit, that is, Satan. That each soul may receive a complete divine proportion, God will implant in her a new spirit from out of Himself. The soul may, through this process, become an entirely new being. This is the new creation which is altogether newly formed in the fire of divine love. The old creation will relapse into her dust and her unconsciousness grows continuously larger and will become more solid, and then will become the foundation of the new creation.

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Chapter 53
Satan’s Repatriation and Redemption

1 Many people might say: If this is so, it does not bode well for the hoped for reformation of the first fallen spirit and his cohorts, because if the most abject part of his soul, the dregs and slag of all matter, remains behind as the foundation of a new creation, then his spirit will also be held captive in this slag, because a spirit never abandons his soul, be she substantial or material.
2 I say: Yea, it does not appear well for the reformation and repatriation of this spirit and his cohorts. There exists, however, a spark of a possibility, but it is so small that it could hardly be perceived even with a microscope. Only on the main examination of this spirit will it become apparent, when he recognizes that all of his psychical substance has been taken away and has proceeded into the magnificence of God. Then there will no longer be a sun nor an Earth in the vast realm of Creation, because all visible bodies will have surrendered all of their prisoners. And physical matter will not be found anywhere, only the spiritual of a new Heaven and a new Earth. The old Earth will shrink like an apple that has gradually dried up. There will still be a remnant of all matter, namely the last slag of the genuinely Satanic, the most evil particles of psychical intelligence, which will not leave Satan’s spirit and those of his cohorts.
3 To determine when this will occur would be of no benefit to anyone, because upon this physical Earth it will not be experienced by any human being. And in the spiritual world, what happens to the filth will be of very little concern to a perfect spirit.
4 What will happen is that this spirit will be thrown in the firmest of slag shells into infinity, and his fall will never find an end. He will fall into the depth of depths, into the ocean of fury, and there he will find more torment the deeper he sinks into the ocean of fury, which becomes ever more violent and which has no bottom. Although this ocean of fury is the fire of all fires, it will not be able to dissolve this lodging.
5 And there it will be as it is written: “All wickedness has sunk into the eternal abyss, and it was devoured eternally, and there will be no longer any wickedness in all the spheres of infinity.”
6 As long as this Earth exists, it is possible for every spirit to embrace the path of repentance, humility, and reformation, and this includes even the worst spirit. Should, however, this time pass, the possibility of a return for times eternal becomes an impossibility. It will be yet quite a long time before the Earth shall have surrendered all her prisoners, because the Earth still has significant size. Several millions of earth years will yet have to pass before the Earth will take her last examination in the fire of the sun. That which will lend itself to dissolution will reach its freedom. But that which the fire of the sun itself cannot dissolve will eternally remain slag as a prison for the Most Evil One – and that will be the last and the eternal death.
7 It is likewise valuable for you to know where the actual abode of the Most Evil Spirit is located in this body of the Earth. The dungeon of this spirit is in the center of the Earth, not in the heart or in any other of her organs. The seat of this evil spirit is essentially the most solid center, into which everything presses, so that he will not move too mightily and thereby destroy the Earth. If he were given the least amount of freedom, he would not only destroy the Earth in the twinkling of an eye but the entire visible creation. Within him lies an immense force which can only be restrained by the heaviest of chains. Only I alone as the Lord was able to lay him in chains. Even though he is in bondage in this degree, he is able to breathe his arch evil into the ascending specifica. This breath of will is so mighty as to be able to implant death into all specifica of the soul, to which all human beings on Earth will forever remain subject, because everything organic is destructible and all matter carries within itself death and destruction.
8 All this originates from the breath of will of the most evil one, whose wickedness is indescribable, and of which you will never have the faintest idea. If you had the slightest understanding of the actual evil of this spirit, that alone would be deadly. Everything you have heard about this spirit is comprised merely of distant shadowy pictures that are enveloped from all sides by My protective mercy.



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Chapter 54
Satana’s Nature and Name

1 You have often heard and read that human beings give this evil spirit and his cohorts, commonly called “devils,” all kinds of names. I shall explain to you why and whence this arch evil spirit received all the different names, and who the devils actually are.
2 Satana, Satan, Leviathan, Beelzebub, Gog, Magog, the Serpent, the Dragon, the Animal of the Abyss, Lucifer, and many more names like this indicate him. Lucifer, or “Bearer of Light,” was his original name. Satana meant as much as “the Antipole of the Divinity.” This spirit, as Satana, faced the divinity as a wife her husband. The divinity would have propagated into his being her countless eternal ideas, so that they might have matured in his concentrated light. And through this a creation of beings would have come forth in the highest clarity from the light of this spirit. All infinity would have been continually more and more populated from out of this light. In an infinite realm there is room for the infinite, and eternities could fill this realm that never could become overcrowded.
3 But since this spirit had such a high designation, to be a second god next to Me, he had to pass, in accordance with his designation, the test of freedom. And as you know, he did not pass, because he wanted to rise above the divinity.
4 It was over a matter of rank that this spirit opposed the divinity. Since this spirit could never be allowed to rule, he became enraged and conceived the intention of annihilating the divinity. He would not have lacked the power for such a deed had not the divinity, in her eternal wisdom, severely imprisoned this mutineer and all his parts at the proper time. It may seem amazing that such power existed in this spirit as to enable him to resist the eternal divinity successfully. But the matter will be more readily understood when you consider that the divinity placed in this spirit, a complete second AI,” which, although created in time, was placed opposite the divinity with equal power in all realms of infinity.
5 This spirit, into which the divinity herself had concentrated her light, was propagated throughout the whole of infinity. That is why it would have been possible for him to seize and eliminate the divinity everywhere. Delusions of power awoke in him great vanity and self complacency in his light and in his infinite sublimity and power. He thereby forgot his Creator, the eternal divinity, and became inflamed in his impudence and hardened himself. At this point the divinity seized his specific being, formed out of him celestial bodies throughout the whole of infinity, and eventually shackled his spirit in the most restrictive manner, and banished him to the depths of the Earth.
6 In this position, this spirit is no longer Satana but Satan, because he freed himself from the eternal divine order. That means having the same pole as the divinity. You are aware of the fact that the same poles repel each other. Herein lies the reason that this being is now the farthest and the most opposite from the divinity.
7 The fettered spirit, divested of his soul, promised several times to better himself if he were permitted certain things. He could have succeeded, since he is now separated from all his evil soul specifica. He laid down the condition that he be divinely worshiped for a period of time. He promised that, should he no longer find any pleasure in this veneration, he would turn back and become a pure spirit. His wish was granted. Heathendom, which is almost as old as humankind, testifies to this situation. On Earth, the Lord reserved for Himself only a small nation of people. All others might, without detriment to their free will, comply unpunished with this spirit’s wish. Under these circumstances, diverse names emerged for this being, revered as god.
8 Since this spirit was not satisfied with anything, and interfered ever more with the divine order, he was taken again into more severe detention. After he had, at that time, recruited and groomed a multitude of like minded spirits from the human race, he acted and continues to act through these, his servants. A diabolus or devil is none other than a spirit that has grown up and been educated in Satan’s school.
9 It should not be interpreted thereby that these spirits were, in reality, educated in a special school of Satan. They developed by themselves to this level through the particular specifica which they took into themselves voluntarily out of the sphere of this spirit. And, because these spirits also have arch evil within them, that is why they are called “devils.” Although they are “students of Satan,” there is still a vast difference between Satan and them, because only their souls are evil, their spirits remaining pure, even though severely incarcerated, whilst the spirit of Satan is the actual evil. It can therefore happen that all devils can be saved before Satan, in his final fall, attains the fullest of maturity in evil.

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Satan’s Redemption Possible

Many people might say: If this is so, it does not bode well for the hoped for reformation of the first fallen spirit and his cohorts, because if the most abject part of his soul, the dregs and slag of all matter, remains behind as the foundation of a new creation, then his spirit will also be held captive in this slag, because a spirit never abandons his soul, be she substantial or material.
I say: Yea, it does not appear well for the reformation and repatriation of this spirit and his cohorts. There exists, however, a spark of a possibility, but it is so small that it could hardly be perceived even with a microscope. Only on the main examination of this spirit will it become apparent, when he recognizes that all of his psychical substance has been taken away and has proceeded into the magnificence of God. Then there will no longer be a sun nor an Earth in the vast realm of Creation, because all visible bodies will have surrendered all of their prisoners. And physical matter will not be found anywhere, only the spiritual of a new Heaven and a new Earth. The old Earth will shrink like an apple that has gradually dried up. There will still be a remnant of all matter, namely the last slag of the genuinely Satanic, the most evil particles of psychical intelligence, which will not leave Satan’s spirit and those of his cohorts.

To determine when this will occur would be of no benefit to anyone, because upon this physical Earth it will not be experienced by any human being. And in the spiritual world, what happens to the filth will be of very little concern to a perfect spirit.
What will happen is that this spirit will be thrown in the firmest of slag shells into infinity, and his fall will never find an end. He will fall into the depth of depths, into the ocean of fury, and there he will find more torment the deeper he sinks into the ocean of fury, which becomes ever more violent and which has no bottom. Although this ocean of fury is the fire of all fires, it will not be able to dissolve this lodging.
And there it will be as it is written: “All wickedness has sunk into the eternal abyss, and it was devoured eternally, and there will be no longer any wickedness in all the spheres of infinity.”
As long as this Earth exists, it is possible for every spirit to embrace the path of repentance, humility, and reformation, and this includes even the worst spirit. Should, however, this time pass, the possibility of a return for times eternal becomes an impossibility. It will be yet quite a long time before the Earth shall have surrendered all her prisoners, because the Earth still has significant size. Several millions of earth years will yet have to pass before the Earth will take her last examination in the fire of the sun. That which will lend itself to dissolution will reach its freedom. But that which the fire of the sun itself cannot dissolve will eternally remain slag as a prison for the Most Evil One – and that will be the last and the eternal death.


Earth and Moon, Chapter 53
Satan’s Repatriation and Redemption,
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Most Dangerous if in the form of Women

Satan is most dangerous in female form
Or when he uses a woman as instrument

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Volume 1, Chapter 20
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WHEN SATAN IS MOST DANGEROUS

And behold, from all sides black clouds gathered above the head of Cain and heavy lightning flashed in all directions accompanied by loud thunder. And hurricanes began to rage from all sides, hurling great masses of hail upon the fruit-laden fields totally destroying them. This was the first hail, which was thrown from the heavens, and the hail was a sign of Love without mercy as the Deity within It had once more been offended by Cain's crime against his brother Abel.

2.And the wicked Cain fled into his hut and found his wife trembling on the ground and beside her several of his mostly unblessed children lying like dead. And Cain shuddered, cursed the serpent, left the hut and found the stone the fleeing serpent had put in front of his door. He slipped on the stone and fell heavily to the ground and once more cursed the malice of the serpent and the deadly stone.

3. When he had risen again, his body sore, he went to the bank of the nearby stream to look for the cursed serpent and to destroy it.

4. Arrived at the river, he saw a horrible monster swim towards him. It was six hundred and sixty-six yards long and seven yards wide, had ten heads and from each head grew ten horns similar to a crown.

5. When this immense serpent had come quite close to him, it spoke from all its heads simultaneously, saying: "Well, you strong Cain, murderer of your brother, if you feel a match for me you may start with your work of destruction.

6. "Once when I was still weak in the grass, you were able to tear me to pieces and consume my flesh and blood, but now this would hardly be possible to you for the good food you have prepared for me from the blood of your brother has made me big and strong. If you are still willing to destroy me, you may begin to feed your vengeance with my blood. But since you have only ten fingers and not ten hands and are thus unable to seize all the heads simultaneously, the other eight will bruise you with their horns and consume you with their eight jaws.

7. Cain was terrified, fled from the sight of the serpent and cursed it again, realizing how mightily the serpent had deceived him. And he thought: "Now that my brother Abel is no more, who will now reconcile me with the forever just God? O you three times cursed serpent, you are my brother's murderer and now wanted to become mine too! Oh, if I knew that you would perish if I perished, seven times would I revenge his death on myself!"

8. And behold, the serpent was standing behind him in the form of an extremely charming young girl and spoke to him: "Do that, Cain, and I shall consume your flesh and drink your blood whereupon we shall again be completely one and rule all the world."

9. And Cain gazed at the pretty girl and said: "Yes, this is your true form in which you are most terrible. Whoever will see you with your ten heads will flee you like a judgment of the Deity. But he to whom you will come in this form will run after you, catch you and love you more than God. He will be the happiest man when you will seize him with your at all times deadly hands, and the people will erect you temples and altars and will lick your spittle and eat your dirt.

10. "Had I not seen you with the ten heads, I too would have become your slave. But now I know you well and detest you in this form even more than in the former ten-headed one."

11. Said the beautiful girl: "But Cain, how can you fear these tender limbs of mine, this soft bosom?"

12. "Oh, be silent," said Cain, "your tender limbs are serpents full of bitter venom, and under your soft, bloated bosom you have an impenetrable amour with which and by which your serpent's arms will crush my poor and weak face! For, shaped like this you will even make the giant Leviathan becomes your most obedient servant."


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¬Oh, what a difference there exists between the woman of that time and the woman of these days!
5. I tell you, among seven thousand there is hardly one who might not, owing to her vanity and love of finery, sometimes mark My words - within a second! - commit by a hundred deadly sins.
6. For, what is now their accursed mode of dressing like, particularly in public places?
7. I do not want to go into details. But this much I tell you, that in the city of Enoch, even in its latter days of utmost depravity, the worst whores dressed with greater modesty, keeping the most private parts of their bod¬ies better covered up than is now a woman of great modesty!
8. When at that time such a whore had an affair with a man, she was even at this moment of surrender veiled and covered up, so much so that the lust¬ful man saw nothing of her but that for which he came to her.
9. But nowadays even a ten-year-old female child is aware of her physi¬cal charms and keeps gazing into a confounded mirror. And once she is grown up and fully developed she would go almost half naked, if only it were the fashion and the local authorities allowed it.
10. However, what she does not dare do openly, she does in her heart and just plans and schemes to inflame and incite all men.
11. In truth, in very truth, say I, a woman in this time is worse than a hun¬dred thousand of the worst devils from the lowest hell. Those at least flee before My name; but such a woman only laughs at Me and My name and does not bend her knees before Me, let alone before My name, before which all the heavens, all worlds and all hells must bend their knees in rev¬erence.
12. Verily, verily, I tell you - as I have told many in this time, either open¬ly through audible words or through a secret thought in the heart - it would be better for everyone of the women of this time to be possessed by ten mil¬lions of devils! Of these she could be freed, for the might of My name would be sufficient to drive out the whole ten million of them.
13. But preach for ten years in My name to a decked-out female of this time, and she will not give up an iota of her shamelessness, love of finery, vanity and seductive ways.
14. Do you think that such beings will one day end up in hell, maybe the lowest? There you are mistaken. However evil and horrible it may be there, this place would still be too good for such beings; for all the devils and demons there flee before My name and must throw themselves down before any angel sent there to punish them. Would these worldlings do that too?
15. Therefore, they are being dealt with in an even for the highest angels unheard-of way.
16. When, soon, their miserable earthly life will have come to an end without any betterment and true inner repentance on their part, truly, this lot shall one day feel My wrath in its fullness and severity forever.
17. Behold, you My pure Ghemela, what an immense difference there is between you and the women and maidens of this time! What an abyss divid¬ing two infinities!
18. You, O Ghemela, are resting at My heart. But these, scorning Me, have strayed so far from Me that My always far-reaching hand cannot touch them ever. Look, they have strayed from Me to a second infinity, yes; they have strayed to the infinity of My bitterest wrath.
19. But no more of this, - lest I get angry before the time.
20. And now back to our good early time. -
21. When the high Abedam saw their deeply grateful hearts, He was again moved and said in a loud voice to them all:
22. "Verily, I tell you, who are from now on My chosen children, -- I shall not ever forsake you!
23. "As long as you will be turned to Me in your hearts I shall be with you all, blessing with My love everyone of you according to the degree of his love for Me and consequently for his brother. And those whose hearts are aglow for Me shall even behold Me, particularly if from the beginning of their life they have kept their hearts pure and have not easily succumbed to the world.
24. "Remember this promise in your hearts; for this is how you shall be and remain in all power, might and invincible strength because of this promise, wherefore all the natural world shall be subject to you.
25. "However, if you should ignore this promise in your hearts you will, according to the degree of your deviation, gradually lose your strength and will more and more alienate yourselves from Me and My ears will be closed to your entreaties.
26. "Heed this advice and ponder deeply in your hearts about Who He is Who has spoken these words. Amen."



Dangerous Women


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Chapter 2
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The Lord’s Comments on Women of Today

And all were beside themselves with joy and in their hearts thanked Abedam for this promise, which is truly a Promise of all promises, com¬prising the only true life and all living power and might to conquer all things.
2. Thus, these patriarchs, well aware of this, all strove for it zealously, indeed, their sole concern was the winning of My love and of the grace con¬nected with it, the striving for it being the only school and chosen task of their earthly life. Wherefore their children at the age between six and ten years were wiser and immeasurably more sensible than in this darkest, truly most abominable Time of all times are the greatest scholars, who now hardly know more than at that time the infants at their mothers' breast knew.
3. For at that time mother's milk seldom contained, even in a material sense, more than do the greatest moth-riddled libraries of the scholars of this so-called Age of Enlightenment.
4. And what does mother's milk now contain? - I would rather not say! ¬Oh, what a difference there exists between the woman of that time and the woman of these days!
5. I tell you, among seven thousand there is hardly one who might not, owing to her vanity and love of finery, sometimes mark My words - within a second! - commit by a hundred deadly sins.
6. For, what is now their accursed mode of dressing like, particularly in public places?
7. I do not want to go into details. But this much I tell you, that in the city of Enoch, even in its latter days of utmost depravity, the worst whores dressed with greater modesty, keeping the most private parts of their bod¬ies better covered up than is now a woman of great modesty!
8. When at that time such a whore had an affair with a man, she was even at this moment of surrender veiled and covered up, so much so that the lust¬ful man saw nothing of her but that for which he came to her.
9. But nowadays even a ten-year-old female child is aware of her physi¬cal charms and keeps gazing into a confounded mirror. And once she is grown up and fully developed she would go almost half naked, if only it were the fashion and the local authorities allowed it.
10. However, what she does not dare do openly, she does in her heart and just plans and schemes to inflame and incite all men.
11. In truth, in very truth, say I, a woman in this time is worse than a hun¬dred thousand of the worst devils from the lowest hell. Those at least flee before My name; but such a woman only laughs at Me and My name and does not bend her knees before Me, let alone before My name, before which all the heavens, all worlds and all hells must bend their knees in rev¬erence.
12. Verily, verily, I tell you - as I have told many in this time, either open¬ly through audible words or through a secret thought in the heart - it would be better for everyone of the women of this time to be possessed by ten mil¬lions of devils! Of these she could be freed, for the might of My name would be sufficient to drive out the whole ten million of them.
13. But preach for ten years in My name to a decked-out female of this time, and she will not give up an iota of her shamelessness, love of finery, vanity and seductive ways.
14. Do you think that such beings will one day end up in hell, maybe the lowest? There you are mistaken. However evil and horrible it may be there, this place would still be too good for such beings; for all the devils and demons there flee before My name and must throw themselves down before any angel sent there to punish them. Would these worldlings do that too?
15. Therefore, they are being dealt with in an even for the highest angels unheard-of way.
16. When, soon, their miserable earthly life will have come to an end without any betterment and true inner repentance on their part, truly, this lot shall one day feel My wrath in its fullness and severity forever.
17. Behold, you My pure Ghemela, what an immense difference there is between you and the women and maidens of this time! What an abyss divid¬ing two infinities!
18. You, O Ghemela, are resting at My heart. But these, scorning Me, have strayed so far from Me that My always far-reaching hand cannot touch them ever. Look, they have strayed from Me to a second infinity, yes; they have strayed to the infinity of My bitterest wrath.
19. But no more of this, - lest I get angry before the time.
20. And now back to our good early time. -
21. When the high Abedam saw their deeply grateful hearts, He was again moved and said in a loud voice to them all:
22. "Verily, I tell you, who are from now on My chosen children, -- I shall not ever forsake you!
23. "As long as you will be turned to Me in your hearts I shall be with you all, blessing with My love everyone of you according to the degree of his love for Me and consequently for his brother. And those whose hearts are aglow for Me shall even behold Me, particularly if from the beginning of their life they have kept their hearts pure and have not easily succumbed to the world.
24. "Remember this promise in your hearts; for this is how you shall be and remain in all power, might and invincible strength because of this promise, wherefore all the natural world shall be subject to you.
25. "However, if you should ignore this promise in your hearts you will, according to the degree of your deviation, gradually lose your strength and will more and more alienate yourselves from Me and My ears will be closed to your entreaties.
26. "Heed this advice and ponder deeply in your hearts about Who He is Who has spoken these words. Amen."




WOMEN’S FLESH - THE MAIN CAUSE OF NOAH’S FLOOD

The Household of God I
Volume I
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76. "Then I fell down and promptly began to pray and implore the Father of love and of all stirring life to give in His mercy a brightly shining little flame of grace from above so that my eyes might behold the formida¬ble magnitude and vast extent of dark death. And when I had for some time implored the holy Father, suddenly a powerful voice called my name, say¬ing: 'Rise quickly and look into the great abysses of the darkest death! Here at the spot of the tenth broken column adultery is denoted, destroyed by which the lower half of love is lying spread out in the deepest abyss of death, whereas the upper half of grace is hanging on the endless, brazen arc of heaven and will not descend to the broken pieces before the base of this column is cleansed of the dirt of the serpent The ground is the earth, a sinful house, and the dirt of the serpent is the so attractive flesh of all the women from the city of Enoch in the lowlands. Therefore, woe betide the earth which has become saturated with the blood of the brothers who because of the wanton women have cruelly murdered one another and sat¬urated the earth with their blessed blood! Soon I will let great floods gush forth from heaven to destroy all flesh because of the enticing flesh of the women through which all the waters here surrounding the tenth column were consumed. Oh, do make a show you splendid, enticing flesh of all the women, as the most insidious children of the dragon! Oh, make a show, you alluring food of worms from the pit, you stench on My honor! You bathe and wash yourselves daily in the best water prepared with all kinds of herbs and spices, rubbing the finest oils into your skin to make your¬selves even more enticing so that you may seduce the eternal, holy Father's children.
77. "An eternal curse shall be upon you. This say I, Jehovah, God the Almighty, the Eternal. Soon I will prepare for you a bath, which will serve you eternally for bathing and smearing yourselves to your heart's content.
78. "'How this will happen I will now show you, Kenan, in the light of the eternal, holy Father's grace. Therefore, you shall rise on your now also quite darkened column and look down to the lowlands where you will see what is going to happen soon!'
79. "And hear, you fathers and children, I promptly rose and gazed with great amazement into the depth of death. I saw numerous of our children leave the mountains and happily hurry down to the daughters of men to unite with them and even beget children, strong sons and charming daugh¬ters. Then I saw the sons become cruel rulers, murdering and slaughtering the poor, helpless children of men and streams of blood of the brothers and children of men were flowing. These streams of innocent blood were mightily crying aloft to the brazen arc of heaven.
80. 'Then heaven burst asunder and from the shining breach emerged an angel flying with great speed to Lamech's love and said: 'You shall now prepare the box of grace, Noah, as the Lord faithfully bade you do already quite a while ago, and take refuge in it with all the Lord bade you take. For behold, already the curse-laden earth is burning in countless places, ignit¬ed by the judging wrath of the eternal God! As you can see, the accusing blood has now mightily shaken the grace of heaven. Therefore, the holy Father has resolved to wash the earth of this curse and thereby to fertilize it for a better race which will soon go forth from you, His Noah, the only one who has remained faithful.'
8L "And behold, you beloved fathers and loving children, when the shining angel had in a hurry spoken thus to the love of Lamech, the brazen arcs of heaven suddenly burst asunder and from the yawning chasms and fiery crevices were gushing forth enormous torrents of steaming water, as the eternal, holy Father's grace, to extinguish the fire and one day redeem the guilt on the sinful earth.
82. "When the floods began to fill the low places of the earth I saw countless generations emerge from them and, lamenting, seek the heights of the mountains. I saw the most attractive women with the whitest bodies, the daughters of men, fearfully and exhausted with bleeding fingers climb the most rugged crags and there on dizzy heights stretch their bleeding hands towards the yawning cracks of the fiery heaven and cry in despera¬tion for comfort and help. But all their crying was in vain, and with the floods, which with ever increasing force were gushing along the yawning, fiery clefts of the brazen heaven, fiery whirling winds pushed with great force the most tender human children, burning and singeing them, from the so laboriously climbed crags of the mountains down into the raging tor¬rents as a lamenting food of death.
83. "The fiery winds, as soon as they had here and there cruelly freed a crag of the mountains from the tenders, whitest and most attractive flesh, kept raging and calling with gruesome scorn: 'So bathe and wash and smear yourselves, you infamous, enticing food of the devil and his helpers. Adorn yourselves in the fragrant arms of eternal death and receive the award for your untiring efforts which caused all the generations of the earth to fall, beginning with Adam right to the last inhabitant of the curse laden earth, and walk the deadly path of all the enticing flesh!'
84. "Thus called the raging, fiery winds whenever they had freed one or the other sheltering crag of the laboriously climbed heights and ridges of the mountains.
85. "But this so ghastly killing and murdering of the sinful flesh of the voluptuous women and of all the earthly sons and children of heaven, deceived and thus fallen through their seductive craftiness, did not last very long, for soon I saw vast waters surge and heave all over the highest mountain peaks. And except for me, no living being could be seen or any sound heard, except the surging of the waves of the newly formed great water against my faintly shining column.
86. "Through the nine preceding cases, I was already used to seeing, as soon as the waters had filled the endless depths of death, a shining column rising nobly above the surging surface of the waters. And if previously the column, as was the case with the ninth, was not immediately fully visible to the searching eye of Kenan, it still did not take long and Lamech, emerged from heaven, was seen upon it laying down the law. But now none of the columns could be seen.
87. "I waited for a long time and was amazed when, instead of the col¬umn, I saw the box of grace swimming towards me on peaceful waters. And when it had reached the spot where I felt the dark column had presented it¬self to me, the blind seer, the raging waves receded and the box of grace remained standing on a very tall, now softly shimmering column, which had risen from the waters.
88. "And now when the shining box of grace was completely free from the heaving waters, a sparkling window in its roof was opened from which soon some gentle doves were emerging and briskly flying away across the waters.
89. "However, the lively doves, flying to and fro, did not remain long above the waters as, except for the column of the box of grace, they did not find anything where they could after a long flight alight for a needed rest. And so they flew quickly back to the box of grace, searched for the sparkling window and entered it.
90. "And when the sparkling window had once more been closed, vio¬lent fiery winds began to blow endlessly far in all directions across the to me infinite seeming surface of the heaving great waters. Due to the violent, fiery winds masses of clouds were rising with lightning speed from the heaving surface. This mighty raging of the winds did not last long and soon here and there high mountain peaks began to appear above the mirror of the water. Some of them were even becoming green and soon resembled pretty gardens.
91. "When the searching, happy eye of Kenan was seeing this, the sparkling window in the roof of the box of grace opened again and soon once more doves came out and briskly and with great speed flew towards the mountain peaks which had already become green, circled them and then alighted on freshly grown branches where they stayed for quite a while. But then they returned to the waiting box of grace, loaded with sprouting twigs.
92. "And when this had taken place within a short time, the floods began quickly to recede and mountains and delightful fields with fertile soil began miraculously soon to rise from the sinking surface of the waters and became green, animated by the warming rays of the sun, turning into love¬ly meadows and gardens abounding with fruit.
93. "At the spot of the column, land was miraculously growing all around the column, rising higher and higher until the box of grace came to rest on the sprouting earth. And look, the window in the roof of the box of grace sparkled once more and a large flight of lively doves flew out of it with great speed and probably never returned to the open window in the roof of the box of grace.
94. 'Then Noah, as the love of Lamech in the box of grace, saw that the waters had completely receded and began to open its doors to let out all the saved animals and gradually also his children and women. When with quaking hearts and trembling feet they had stepped upon the sprouting earth, they prostrated themselves and in view of the shining open box of grace thanked and praised the Lord as the only merciful savior from such a deserved judgment by the eternal, holy God's wrath.
95. "When they had done this for quite a long time, full of gratitude and love for the holy, eternal Father, there appeared a shining angel bringing Noah a joyful message from the sublimely radiant heaven around which a colorful bow was twining. And hear what the shining angel spoke:
96. "'Listen, Noah, you sole bond of My love. From you I will one day awaken the seed of life which will powerfully rescue from death the count¬less prey it has swallowed as I am sorry for the flesh down there under the now hardened floods of sin. Therefore, I will one day send a mighty savior and never again punish the quaking earth with such judgments. The color¬ful rainbow shall at all times tell the peoples that until the end of time this will never happen to the earth again. But what will happen then, is known only to Me, the eternal Father!'
97. "And listen, you beloved fathers and also you loving children! This is all I have seen and faithfully heard; and I have truly passed it on to you. You wisest fathers and children full of love may interpret it, for the mean¬ing of such strange dreams out of God is hidden from me."

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The Nature of Sin – What is Sin?

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Chapter 177
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28. After these words he was silent and fell weeping to the ground; and all his brothers did the same.
29. And Abedam said to Enoch: "Behold, no one has as yet found Me as he has. He has indeed sinned in his blindness, but when he had recognized Me he became greater than all who are present here. For he considers himself the most lowly and unworthy. Therefore, let us go to him and his brothers and raise them. In truth, Kisehel has today ignited for Me the most glorious sacrificial fire, for he has let himself be fully consumed by the fire of his love, since he wanted to become all love. And I tell you: He has become that.
30. "So let us go to him and comfort him. What you will there be seeing and hearing has as yet never occurred to you. And so let us go. Amen."


Chapter 178

KISEHEL'S PRAYER OF CONTRITION

And so they went to where the seven were lying on their faces. There, bid by Abedam, they waited for a while and listened to Kisehel who, lying on the ground, prayed and held the following soliloquy:
2. "Oh, I extremely poor and low sinner! What have I done? I have boasted before God with my endlessly great folly, which I regarded as con¬sistent wisdom, downright adoring it in myself!
3. "In His mercy He showed me only a tiny spark of His boundless wis¬dom which once has arranged heaven and earth and has given me miser¬able worm full of ingratitude this so wonderful existence, - and I am already lying helplessly in the dust.
4. "What would have happened to me if He had shown me more than just a little spark of His boundless, eternal, unfathomable wisdom?
5. "O how I would have been so suddenly annihilated as if I had never existed!
6. "But His immeasurable goodness, His boundless love, His unlimited mercy spared my unspeakable insolence. Instead of promptly punishing me only too deservedly with eternal destruction, which throughout my life at every moment of my most unworthy existence I have deserved a hundredfold, He forgave me my unspeakable guilt and sent me to this place that I might seek and recognize Him within me and then return to Him!
7. "I, the greatest and most unworthy sinner, am to return to Him! O earth, better open up and swallow me completely! For even though I feel that I have become all love towards Him, could eternities ever wipe out my sacrilege as if I had never sinned before Him?
8. "O You holy Father of better children! No, no, •- this cannot and must not happen, for You, good Father, You are holy, super-holy. How could I sin before You once more, and even worse?
9. "It is enough, forever enough that I have sinned before You once when I was blind and unable to recognize You. But what could this sin be called if I, having now as a dusty worm before You recognized You, still went before Your holy countenance knowing to be a sinner?
10. "Oh what a terrible thought! I, a sinner before God, - no, no. O holy Father, You are so exceedingly good and will not wish to punish me poor¬est sinner so very hard?
11. "I certainly would have deserved the most severe punishment, but when I think how unspeakably I now love Him, feeling this love even in every one of my hairs as if it contained a thousand hearts full of burning love, this would then counteract the punishment I deserve for I would only want to follow the mighty promptings of my heart Therefore I will here weep over my great folly. And though I have never, as far as I know, been of any use to the earth, now my tears shall moisten its ground. Maybe some thirsty little grassroots will be refreshed by them, or maybe die from the hard tears of a great sinner?
12. "Yes, yes, you much nobler little root, my sinfully hot tears of remorse do not hold any blessing, for they are flowing from the sea of my wickedness and might well choke and kill you. And so I will let my tears run into the sand, the dry, hot sand and not rise before I have either spent all my tears or the just, holy God and Father may send me a messenger advising me of a well-deserved sentence.
13. "Yes, if punished with eternal banishment I would feel better, in the farthest corner of the earth more at peace than here at this hallowed place where to be I feel so unworthy.
14. "O quiet solitude, where are you that I may find you and there, with¬out a witness to my great misery watching and mourning for me, die for my sin, yes die completely forever?
15. "Only now have I found the right solution. Nothing can expiate my sin before God, except death, the ceasing to exist. For once the wrongdoer has come to nothing then with him the sin has come to nothing too. And so for him who no longer exists everything else has also ceased.
16. "But what if possibly there does not exist any annihilation before God? Could God ever forget anything?
17. "And what continues to exist in God's indestructible, eternal memo¬ry, can that ever pass away?
18. "Are we now something different from free representations out of God's everlasting memory before God Himself?
19. "Who will ever be able to eradicate himself from this forever mighty memory of God?
20. "O God, You great, holy Father! Only now do I understand that all men and all beings are nothing before You. You alone are All in all!
21. "I also see that all men, sinners and righteous, are incapable of any¬thing before Y au. You alone are All in all!
22. "If someone is righteous before You, holy Father, what is his merit?
Nothing, - for it is all only Your great mercy.
23. "He who is a sinner before You, what is he? A miserable nothing, since he wanted to be something and did not first bear in mind that he is nothing before You.
24. "So what is the difference between a sinner and a righteous one?
Now I see it clearly: The sinner is a great fool because he imagines and acts as if he were something before God out of himself, whereas the righteous one realizes his nothingness and that whatever he has is purely God's, the holy Father's, mercy.
25. "This is the light of the righteous, but the sinner's night is his great delusion.
26. "O great, holy Father, I now see only too clearly that I cannot hide from You ever, as You are everywhere All in all. But I also see that Your mercy is infinite. O do not be angry with me, but in Your endless fatherly compassion have mercy upon me, a poor, blind sinner. And whenever it pleases You, let Your holy will allow me, if at all possible, to be the very least among those on whom You have bestowed Your mercy. O holy Father, Your holy will be done! Amen."
27. Then he fell silent and wept aloud into the earth, and his brothers wept with him.
28. But also Sethlahem and all the others including Enoch were so deeply moved that they began to weep with them; for Kisehel's speech had ignited an unexpected great light for them.
29. And Abedam pointed out to them that here there were more than ten thousand sacrificial altars fully ignited.
30. But Sethlahem said to himself in his heart: "O you poor brothers, your great misery is all my fault. If I had only known all this in advance I would have you tear me to pieces rather than cause this suffering to you.
31. "O Abedam, You glorious, most loving Father! Do have mercy upon him!"
32. But Abedam answered him: "Have no concern about your brother, but see that you become like him. For truly I tell you: A person who does not become like him will one day in the realm of everlasting life remain inferior before him.
33. "Do understand this and be no longer concerned for the one living.
Amen."


Chapter 179

THE NATURE OF SIN AND HOW TO PREVAIL OVER IT

After this brief reminder to those present the high Abedam still waited for a short while and then went to Kisehel, still lying on his face on the ground, and said to him:
2. "Kisehel, rise to everlasting life, you have truly found it.
3. "I, Abedam Jehovah the Eternal, your good holy Father, have come to you Myself to help you rise. Therefore, rise without fear for, behold, I have obliterated your sin forever because you have seized Me with the love of your heart as until now none of My children on this earth has seized Me. So rise, endowed with great wisdom, which you received through your love, and with great power, which came to you from your love, to which even all inanimate and animate things shall submit and, finally, endowed with life eternal. For truly - you will not ever taste death, as by your love for Me you have in everything mortified your flesh.
4. "He who dies as you have now died in his love for Me and to whom I then come to truly awaken him, indeed, he is not awakened for this time, but for life in eternity.
5. "I tell you: Whoever will not, like you, win eternal life will have to wait in the beyond for a long time until the day of release for the dead comes.
6. And so rise and help up also your brothers and all your children, and then follow Me. Amen."
7. When Kisehel had heard the voice of the Lord, he sighed deeply, got to his feet and was as if benumbed by overwhelming gratitude and joy so that he was shaking all over and unable to utter a single word.
8. Then Abedam stepped up to him, touched him once more and said:
9. "I tell you: Be and remain steadfast and all fear shall be banished from you forever and with the fear also every sin, even the possibility of falling anew. For what you will be doing now you will be doing in My name and in My love. And if someone acts and speaks in My name and in My love, how could then a sin be thinkable?
10. "I will tell you now what sin actually is, how a man can sin and how he can refrain from sinning.
11. "That is a sin when someone feels an urge within him, sees its advantage, chases after it and seizes it with his desire, changes it into something of his own and then acts in his own interest. From the spoil of such an urge, which self-love concealed within it, there arises an evil men¬tality permeating the entire person and darkening his mind so that he can no longer distinguish the true from the false and the good from the bad.
12. "However, if someone feels some urge within him, but thinks by himself: 'O Lord, I recognize that You have touched me. This urge comes from You, O Father! Your boundless goodness has shown mercy to me and wants to strengthen me unworthy one in true meekness and in true love for You. O Father, to do this is unworthy of me as You have made me recog¬nize by the tempting urge. All the might is Yours, all power is Yours, You alone are the Lord of heaven and earth. Let me do only what befits me before You, O holy Father, namely, to love You as Your child. But remove graciously this higher urge for action once more from me, as You have given it, for it is a divine power. If I poor and still weak created being and child acted according to it, I would be a being that would have to feel in this point equal to You as I would want to act with this power of Yours to which You alone have a right. Therefore take Your holy power away from me unworthy one and let me remain in my childlike love for You, O holy Father!'
13. "Behold, if I find such humility with someone, do you think I would then take the urge of My power away from him?
14. "Oh no, I tell you, I will then bless this urge in him and will awaken him Myself with the same urge for eternal life. And thus, by the same means by which a man, un sanctioned, might have become a gross sinner, he will be actively united with Me forever and then be able to do the same out of Me a thousand fold and not ever be sinning. For what he is now doing is no longer out of himself, but out of Me.
15. "Do you think that the sinner does anything else but My will?
Indeed, no, I tell you! No one can touch even a hair on his head without My will.
16. "Now you are thinking: 'How can he sin who acts according to Your will? '
17. "I have already shown you what the nature of sin is, and I will now add an example to make it clearer to you.
18. "Someone might be seized with mighty anger at some action of his brother, so much so that he could kill his brother as Cain did. However, he quickly pulls himself together and recognizes where this urge has come from. Yet it is not sufficient to recognize this, but the meek recognition of this powerful foreign urge will soon let him realize that I alone am Lord over life and death. In this realization the one thus touched by My power will sink down before My holiness that has come so close to him and return to Me what is Mine with an honest and immensely grateful heart.
19. "Then I will not take back My power which had seized him, but bless him with this power and awaken him to everlasting life,
20. "Thereupon he will go to his brother and convert him, that is, slay him for the world and with the abundance of My power reanimate him for eternal life.
21. "Who will then be able to say that he has sinned against his brother?
22. "But he who after recognizing the foreign urge within him acted as if unauthorized, though with My power, would he not be a gross sinner like Cain who perverted My power within him when seized with anger and slated his brother?
23. „Thus every sinner, when he has recognized his folly in time and returns to Me full of remorse and love, will be like one righteous from his birth when he puts down before Me everything he had taken unlawfully and then meekly turns back to Me. Truly I tell you, all his sins will be for¬given be their number as the sand in the sea. Nothing shall be taken from him and he shall become great according to the extent of his remorse, humility and love.
24. "But all the more woe betide the stubborn one! - And so, Kisehel, all your sin has come to nothing, and since you have recognized what is Mine within you, you are now as if you had never sinned.
25. "Therefore, you shall now become strong and follow Me, together with your brothers, to your children, Amen."


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Chapter 55
The Importance of Knowing Evil

1 It is difficult to fight an enemy that you see and know; how much more difficult would it be to fight an enemy that you neither see nor know? That is why it is necessary to explore such an enemy, so that you know how to deal with him in order to be victorious in the forthcoming battle. That is why it is of great importance for the eternal life of the spirit to know Heaven and Hell thoroughly.
2 It is not the purpose of angelic spirits and of human beings to cleanse and care for Heaven, but only that which was, from time immemorial, unclean. That is why it is much more important to know the place of filth more thoroughly than the place of cleanliness. Only the place of filth must be cleansed; when it is clean, Heaven will make its appearance on its own.
3 It would be absolutely foolish if you were to ask someone constantly to point out and praise only his good characteristics, and never to think about his bad characteristics, nor to exercise self criticism. Goodness does not require praise, because it stands out by itself. But it is absolutely necessary that every human being go after his evil thoughts and desires, and work to eliminate them. It is much better if you say, “Lord, be lenient and merciful with me, a miserable sinner!” than to say, “Lord, I thank Thee that I am not like other people, such as the customs officials and all the other sinners!”
4 Judge for yourself which is the more important of the two: to know the ground you walk on, or to know the firmament on which no one has yet hurt himself. The ground carries us; therefore you must know how firm it is, whether there be chasms, and how you may avoid them. Whosoever wants to avoid evil must know it first; otherwise, he remains an immature child. That is why it is very important to explore evil thoroughly, so that each may easily recognize it within himself.


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Chapter 56
Phantoms and Possession
Regression of a Soul from having become human back to imprisonment in the the lower kingdoms of the minerals, plants and animals

1 Most of you have read about peculiar cases of possession, but you do not have the particular knowledge of how these possessions come about, whence and under what circumstances. For your information, here is a dramatic portrayal.
2 Satan, who has a multitude of evil followers, has his cohorts come among human beings at certain times. They are given the task of leaving no stone unturned so as to entrap any soul for the court of the prince of all evil and lies. The evil ones thereupon proceed on their secret path upwards to the upper world. They mask their intentions as adroitly as possible, so that any good spirit which they might encounter will not become suspicious. Should such a good spirit ask for a reason, the evil ones will give a respectable answer and implore their mighty keeper to let them ascend, so that they may find the opportunity to remedy many of their past evils and better themselves.
3 In the kingdom of good and evil spirits, nothing is more respected than free will, provided that the intentions of these spirits be not too evil. They will be allowed to ascend, of course, under constant secret observation. Since this permission is mostly abused, they cannot object when they return to more unpleasant conditions than those in which they were before.
4 What do these evil ones do when they ascend to the upper world? Some of these spirits of human beings, which, during their earthly life, were very haughty and rich landowners, proceed to their castle, if it still exists. These they haunt, because they want to make people aware that there is a treasure hidden in the castle. When these people become aware of this, they implore the evil spirit to show them where and when to dig in order to find the treasure.
5 Then the evil spirit shows them all kinds of signs, indicating where the treasure is supposedly buried. The people dig, but find nothing. They continue their search with the greatest of zeal. And that is when it happens that such a hellish spirit chooses a victim, and causes him to be possessed. And the easiest way whereby this can occur is when food and drink are taken in and it is forgotten to ask Me for My blessings. Once such a haunting spirit has achieved his purpose, then the haunting in the old castle is usually at an end.
6 When a haunting spirit has entered a human being, he immediately explores that person’s heart. The spirit soon knows his weaknesses, and begins to breathe in his evil inclinations, wishes, and desires. When these are accepted by the heart with approval, the evil one remains quietly as an observer, to see how such a human being gradually, in accordance with these hellish inspirations, begins to act. When a human being has sufficiently fulfilled the will of the inherent evil spirit, then this spirit usually causes a deadly ailment in the flesh. Through this the evil spirit seeks to wrench the corrupted soul as quickly as possible from the physical body and deliver it as booty to his lord and master.
7 However, the outcome is never in accordance with the plan of such a spirit. As soon as the soul leaves the flesh, be she good or evil, she will always be received by angels. The evil spirit will be severely disciplined and returned to his master, where he will receive another very severe punishment. And such a failure will not be sent up too soon again.
8 The soul, with her inherent spirit, is placed by angels into such a state that she gradually recognizes how she conducted her earthly existence. If she is willing to convert, she will go higher and higher. Should she be obstinate, it will lead her more deeply downwards, and thence to severe punishment. Should this not cause her to return, she may freely, in accordance with her own will, proceed on a trial run into Hell. Should the soul like it there, she may then remain there in accordance with her inclinations. Should she not like it there, she may then return. That occurs very rarely, however, since Hell is filled with all kinds of promising enticements. There are countless deceptions for bringing a soul closer to the actual being of Satan, so that she may become a part entirely concurring with him.
9 Of course, that will never happen, because every soul contains her own spirit, and she cannot detach herself from this spirit. This pure spirit is the opposite of Satan’s spirit. When such a soul wants to get closer to Satan, the spirit within her opposes her as a judge, imposes punishment, and torments the soul like an inner fire. Through this torment, the soul is removed as far from Satan as possible, so that she may better herself. If she continues to better herself, it becomes easier and easier for her, the closer she comes to the purity of her inherent spirit.
10 Should this improvement continue, and if she attains the condition of her spirit, then the soul may reach bliss. Because this is the difference between bliss and damnation: in bliss the entire soul passes over into the spirit, and the spirit is then the actual being. In damnation, the soul wants to expel the spirit and take on another, namely Satan’s spirit. But since the spirit within her has the opposite polarity, he practices the counter force which repels her severely from Satan. The closer a soul comes to the being of Satan, the more severe is the effect of the spirit within her towards the spirit of Satan. This reaction is a very painful feeling for the soul. And that is where the suffering and pain in Hell come from. This reaction shows itself in appearance as an inextinguishable fire; that is the worm in the soul that never ever dies, and whose fire never becomes extinct. This is one and the same fire that causes the highest bliss in an angel and the greatest calamity in a devil.
11 From this description, you may form the proper idea of the nature of Hell and of Satan’s practices. It is, of course, not the only method by which Satan attempts to capture souls for himself through his cohorts. Should these spirits be of a better kind, they will not be interfered with to take into their possession the flesh of innocent human beings, and even the physical bodies of children. But the souls of these human beings are carefully protected, and are guarded in the heart from insinuations. If an emigrant of Hell who is less wicked wants to do something good, then he may partake of the grace and mercy which such an innocent human being enjoys. Should such a spirit behave improperly and carry on all kinds of foul play in the body which he causes to be possessed, be will either soon be cast out or will be quieted in this body.
12 At times, several spirits are permitted to take possession of one body. But they must promise beforehand that they seek only their salvation in this body, and their wish will be granted. Such spirits do not follow the advice of the angels; rather, they turn directly to the Lord. They insist stubbornly that only in this manner can they reach the Lord. Thus their wish is complied with, because the angels let those spirits with which they are entrusted learn through their own experiences.
13 Upon the path of taking possession, the desired results are not achieved most of the time. That is why such permission is only granted once, and very seldom for a second time. Then another path is taken, namely the path of judgment, punishment, and pain. A proud soul can endure much; however, when it becomes too unbearable for her, she turns back for a while.
14 The main evil of the soul consists of the reproaches which she makes against herself as soon as she feels better, which arise from Satan’s insinuations. They are not of repentance, but that she lets herself be intimidated and driven back by torment. If she had endured the pain, she would have become one with Satan’s might, and the magnificence of the Lord would have come to an end. Through these delusions the soul usually returns with even greater wickedness. In lower Hell, there really exist those that will not give up these delusions for a continuous, ever increasing torment and pain, and find, in a way, a triumph in this, when they resist the Lord even in the greatest of torment. Their obstinacy is so great that even the full force of the fire of wrath will not make them turn back. But in days to come, after their spirit has been taken away, they will have to tolerate, with their center, the voyage into eternal destruction. Do not be too dismayed about being possessed, because almost every human being has such guests in his body. Why and how, we shall learn to understand from the description which follows.



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Chapter 57
Carnal and Sensual Pleasures


1 You know that certain human beings, male and female, are much afflicted with carnal desires, while there are others whose sensuous carnal nature is almost totally impassive. Such human beings do not react even if they are exposed to the most delightful flesh, whereas others would again enter into a frenzy at the sight of feminine charms. Yes, there are fools who, at the sight of a female, fall in love to such a degree that they completely lose their senses if they cannot have such a woman as their wife or, at least, for occasional sensuous pleasures.
2 The reason for such carnal inclination, especially if it expresses itself severely, frequently lies in being possessed with one or even several lecherous carnal devils.
3 How do these devils enter the flesh of such a person? Human beings themselves prepare opportunities without number or measure. Such carnal devils live especially in all “heating” (that is, alcoholic) beverages, in wine, in beer, and particularly in all distilled spirits. When people drink such alcoholic beverages and become severely inebriated, they have with certainty accommodated at least one or more carnal devils in their bodies. Once these carnal devils are in the flesh, they itch and torment the genitals in such a severe manner that human beings cannot but satisfy this enticement in sensuous pleasures.
4 These carnal devils are nothing but impure souls of departed human beings who were very much addicted either to drinking or to carnal sensuousness. The reason for entering the flesh of a living human being is for the improvement of the carnal devil, because the flesh was their element. They carry on in their new abode in a considerably worse manner than they did when they were in their own flesh.
5 When these corrupt souls carry on too unrestrainedly and begin to ignite their impure desires more and more, they often cause many dangerous diseases. The guardian angel spirits allow this, so that the soul of ailing human beings may not totally perish in a furious rage of the flesh.
6 Such so called hot beverages are the first means through which these carnal devils enter a person’s flesh.
7 The second path is just as dangerous as the first, and it is attending a dance! You may safely assume that, at any such dances, there are at all times at least ten times as many invisible, flesh addicted impure souls present as there are guests. Under certain circumstances it is easy for them to enter the flesh, which here is severely stirred up and exceptionally susceptible to that type of filthy soul riff raff. This is also why people who have attended such a ball feel an actual aversion to anything higher or sublime. This may easily be observed, especially in cities. And as far as students are concerned, it often happens that those who were once diligent students do not think about books or learning after such a dance, but do think continuously about the white neck, bosom, arm, and so on of a female, and have the eyes of the object of their affection constantly on their minds. Their senses are occupied with nothing but the object at the dance, which gave them such great pleasure.
8 This is why so many students give up their studies. Many, instead of studying the sciences, study only for their daily bread in order to become, as soon as possible, married with their lovely dance partners, such as they may be. And if such a couple actually marries, they are as incompatible as man and wife as the day is with the night.
9 The initial time such a married couple spends together is spent strictly in sensuous pleasures. Therefore, in a very short time all the specifica are completely used up, which specifica should have been dedicated to the formation of power for procreation; and this is usually followed by fatigue of the flesh. In such cases, the carnal devils that inhabit such a human being seek a way out by suggesting, as would a family doctor, that such a soul look for other flesh.
10 Thus the wife soon becomes disgusting to her husband, and vice versa. She gradually begins to look for young paramours; the husband, however, will usually go out at night to get a “fresh air.” And such a relation continues until such a married couple become weary of each other; soon they divorce, or merely go their separate ways. Such occurrences – which are presently the order of the day – are the fruits of the ball or dances and such like, and the consequences of possession of the above mentioned evil patrons of the flesh.
11 At first, this state of possession does not express itself with the same severity in everyone as it does in some, such as those who, through alcoholic drinks, have accommodated such unclean spirits within themselves. The spirits which come out of these hot drinks may be easily removed by means of a strong prayer for the soul by her spirit, whereupon a normal condition of the flesh is restored. The alien spirits which were attracted through the pleasures of dancing are not, however, so easily removed. It requires a considerable amount of fasting, prayer, and self denial, through which the soul unites more and more with her spirit. The spirit then reaches through the soul and throws the evil riff raff out of the house of the soul.
12 What would such a couple generally do while at a dance? Besides dancing, they would usually eat and drink throughout the dance, and afterwards they may eat even more than normal, because they want to “replenish their energy,” which is the same as a guarantee to the carnal devils of a lifelong pension and lodging in their souls and blood. The physical body of many male and female dancers, when they have accommodated too many such guests, will in a very short time cease to exist, because these malicious carnal imps, who are no longer able to find any more room in the kidneys and parts of the genitals, prepare their dwellings also in the spleen, liver, and lungs. Wherever such an emigrant from Hell makes his home, he kills the flesh wherein he dwells. The consequences of this are hardening of the spleen and liver, consumption of the lungs, and emaciation. When two or more enter the lungs, they then cause galloping consumption.
13 The Lord says: “I tell you that you may be assured that most human ailments originate from their hellish inhabitants, for which they themselves have paved the way into their own flesh; many already begin the school of Hell in their youth, and these are the true children of the world. These human beings do not sense that they are accommodating foreign guests of the dirtiest kind. These spirits not only seek to place the mood and flesh of the landlord in a sensuous mode, but also work in this manner upon the soul to the extent that she begins to find pleasure in all kinds of worldly things.”
14 These worldly things, especially for females, are “fashion”! The charming flesh must be covered in accordance with the prevailing fashion, the hair must be curled, and the skin must be embrocated with well scented potions. For men, there must be the ever present hellish tobacco, and many young dandies, if they have a little money, will frequently smoke as much in one day as ten poor people spend to buy enough bread to feed themselves.
15 You should also know what the spiritual significance of this fashionable smoking is. These evil inhabitants make every effort to familiarize the soul, while living a physical life, with the hellish vapors and stink of tobacco. Therefore, after the soul leaves the body, she does not become aware of her stinking company immediately, nor does she sense early enough that this fine company, completely unnoticed, is leading her into the third Hell.
16 It has already been said that each soul, after the death of the physical body, comes first into the company of angels, whereat their evil company must yield in the twinkling of an eye. It happens in this instance as well. But such a soul does not remain permanently in the company of the angels, but instead is placed in a position whereby she may restore herself completely. In other words, she is brought to a place where, through free activity, she may regain the necessary specifica for her restoration that she squandered on this world.
17 Here the aforementioned evil carnal company can approach such a soul unnoticed, although these hellish beings stink pestilential to a soul that is pure to a certain degree, and such a soul easily notices their presence. But a soul whose sense of smell has been so dulled no longer notices the approach of evil company. And we certainly cannot mention the sense of sight, since the soul does not have sufficient light yet, as the viewing of the soul comes only from the inside. Therefore she can only see that which is within her, but not that which is outside of her.
18 Such spirits are outside of such a soul, and that is why she does not notice them. However, through the sense of smell she can perceive their presence and determine exactly where they are. Once she has accomplished this she can withdraw into her spirit, and soon she will be able to see where her enemies are located and what their intentions are. Once these hellish spirits notice that they have been detected, they flee immediately. A hellish spirit can endure everything, but not the brilliant eye of a pure soul, and much less that of an angel. And in order to protect themselves from My eyes, they erect mountains as cover.
19 You may easily conclude from this why I often rallied against this highly detestable smoking of tobacco. You have likewise been given to understand how the excessive carnal desire in a human being comes into existence, whither that leads, and how human beings can protect themselves.


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Chapter 58
The Devil of Play and the Rearing of Children

1 Other kinds of human beings have, from early youth on, a particular inclination towards all kinds of games. They are unable to spend their time on anything else but dallying and playing. This inclination is awakened by shortsighted parents who ceaselessly provide little children with all kinds of toys, with the intent of guiding them towards activity.
2 Verily, this is just another way by which evil souls of departed human beings gain entrance into the flesh of such children. These children are constantly driven by the spirits that dwell within them to possess more and more toys. Some children have so many toys that it represents a considerable amount of money for their parents. The children become so occupied with these games that they no longer take interest in anything else.
3 This Devil of Play that takes root in early childhood unites within himself a constant addiction for play and entertainment, later on for material greed, and finally, in addition to this, a disguised lust for power. This devil is the most difficult to cast out of a person.
4 If children must have pastimes, would it not be better if they were given such things for toys that, in one respect or another, relate to My childhood on Earth? (Reference The Childhood of Jesus, by Jakob Lorber. ED.). Thus good inclinations would be implanted in the children. And they would, as they grow older, enthusiastically inquire in detail regarding the significance of their toys. Under such circumstances, a spiritual teacher would certainly have a more pleasant task in setting up a new vineyard, would soon harvest remarkable fruit as well. But in the instance here, the opposite course has been taken: instead of I leaven, the child is being prepared, at a very tender age, for I fell, which will triumph in the end.
5 Such human beings consider themselves to be good, righteous, impartial, and, in accordance with their worldly bent of mind, completely virtuous; that is why they think that as far as they are concerned, no improvement is necessary. But it will take much time and effort in the spirit world to complete the task of setting these human beings on the path of perfection. Because for them I do not exist at all, or I am nothing more than a wretched moralizer of olden times, whose morality has no value now, since a much better one has been nowadays invented.
6 In the spirit world, circumstances are, of course, quite different; as the saying goes, “There blows a different wind.” It is, however, a Wind of Grace, but for those people it smells worse than the plague. That is why they avoid those places where they could meet such a Wind of Grace. But I tell you, in days to come many of this class of human beings will enter into the final filth of matter. (Where Lucifer’s spirit is being held captive. ED.).
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Chapter 59
The Nature and Consequences of Anger
1 We shall, further, unveil another very dangerous kind of possession. It consists of being possessed in the earthly flesh by the Devil of Anger. This is the most dangerous of possessions, because the Devil of Anger not only possesses the body of such a person, but also a multitude of evil ministering spirits come with him.
2 Anger is the most glaring contrast to love, and it forms the essential main ingredient of Satan. Anger cannot exist without nourishment; therefore it is constantly surrounded by countless nourishing spirits, on which the Devil of Anger sucks and which he consumes. Since love cannot exist without nourishment, which is to be loved in return, so anger cannot exist without anger in return. Let us see what kind of riff raff surrounds anger for its succor.
3 Hate is the main provider for anger, followed by haughtiness. Out of this comes forth selfishness, envy, greed, adultery, fornication, and contempt of everything divine, the greatest of disdain for other people, murder and bloodshed, lust for power – and, in the end, a complete lack of conscience. These are the assistants of the Devil of Anger, each of whom has a considerable multitude of evil subordinate spirits, which are easily recognizable in the most manifold passions of a human being possessed by anger. This evil spirit is just as difficult to cast out of a person’s flesh as it is to extinguish a fire that has seized every part of a large house. In this instance, there is no other remedy but to let it burn down to the last beam, and then examine the cooled ashes to ascertain whether there is anything left that the fire has not consumed.
4 Since this Devil of Anger is very wicked, we must gain the understanding as to how this ejection from Hell enters into the flesh of a human being. This spirit does not enter with time into a person’s flesh, but is placed in it during the act of procreation as a seed of Hell. And since it determines the progress of the flesh, it must be there. The seed itself does not reach a level of independence unless the newly born human being obtains the opportunity to develop it.
5 Not until such a person is subjected to the wrong upbringing will this evil substance gather in the liver. Once this substance is present in the fullest measure, it awakens the independence of the Devil of Anger. Soon he takes the whole soul captive and draws her into his sphere, through which a human being becomes a real devil in a very short time.
6 For many, it is not necessary that this carnal devil fully attain his own independence and that the evil evaporation of specifica spread through the whole body; it begins in the blood, which flares up easily when it approaches satiation with this specificum. Through the blood it enters into the nerves, through these into the nerve spirit, and through the nerve spirit into the soul. When the nerve spirit has penetrated the soul, then that person is already half a devil, and it is not advisable to associate with such a human.
7 Such people are easily recognizable, because they flare up severely over any minor thing that touches them in the very least, and they are immediately ready to curse and fight. They may be compared to a red hot iron, that by itself seems to be perfectly quiet. But throw the lightest of sawdust upon the iron, and immediately smoke and flames emerge.
8 For children that are so inclined, all of this may be avoided through a proper upbringing. The greatest evil in bringing up children is pampering. The child realizes soon how he can be naughty without being punished. Then he will attempt and dare constantly to become more and more disobedient. If the parents then punish such a child very little or not at all, the child has already reached a certain solidity in anger. Soon he becomes impetuous and demanding, and literally commands that he be given what he asks for. If the fulfillment of his desires is denied, he becomes infuriated, impudent, and presumptuous.
9 Should the parents be intimidated by that, and give in to the impetuous demands of the child, then the child has already reached the first degree of devilish independence. Thereupon the adolescent child begins to pose as a brutal lawgiver to his parents. At this point it would not be very beneficial if the parents did not yield to the desires of their ill bred child.
10 When such a child gets older, taller, and stronger, the life of many such parents would not be safe if ailments did not restrain the carnal devil of such children. Only ailments cast out this carnal devil to a certain degree, especially during the time when he has taken control of the blood. Scarlet fever, heat rash (miliaria rubra), skin rashes, smallpox, and other ailments are the means of elimination of this destroyer of human nature. Only these ailments cast this evil specificum out of the blood.
11 I come to the assistance of these angry children by allowing ailments to manifest. But once an ailment is over, it is spiritually and physically beneficial for the parents and the child to assume a sense of reasonableness and to rear the child in accordance with My order. But if they pamper the child even more after the ailment, the circumstances that follow are usually much worse than before. Because when this carnal devil that is in the child notices that the path through the blood has not been successful, he then attacks the nerves. Once he has seized these, the child becomes extremely sensitive, which the parents usually consider to be an ailing condition. Because of this, they give the child everything he desires, in order not to irritate him because of supposedly weak nerves.
12 At this point, I have to intervene again and afflict the flesh of I he child with dysentery and a severe cough in order to drain off this specificum from the nerves. This helps the body of such a child for a while. It is almost better if such a corrupted body be taken earlier from the soul of such a child, even before the carnal devil seizes his soul. Parents who have very few children usually pamper them too much, and that is why I take their children from them.
13 Since I pursue a higher purpose with human children than their being merely vain toys for immature parents, I have no alternative but to take the children away from such parents and hand them over to My angels for their further education. I usually choose those children that are pampered by their parents. The excessive love of parents is usually the cause of their death. If I let them live in accordance with their body, their soul would sooner or later become the property of Hell. That is why the death of the body is better, so that the soul remains preserved for Heaven. That is why no one should be surprised that so many children die in their youth, and often even in the cradle, because I know best why I take them so early from this world. It is better that they become weak spirits of Heaven than strong spirits of Hell on Earth.
14 But occasionally, because of the world, it must happen that these spirits of anger grow up. When the parents sufficiently and vigorously oppose in time the obstinacy of such children, these children can become useful and diligent human beings in one or another field of endeavor. When, however, their anger is challenged, they may easily become brawlers, rebels, and frequently tormentors of mankind. That is why, when they discover anger, vanity, self conceit, selfishness, and unruliness in their children, it should be close to the heart of the parents to oppose these passions with all their power. It might well be that these children might become very diligent and useful human beings, because by a resolute and firm upbringing of the child the evil anger fire specificum (anger belongs to the element of fire. ED.) can be changed into beneficial energy through a psycho chemical process.




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Chapter 60
Fighting Anger

1 Since the Devil of Anger is such a dangerous being when it is in possession of human flesh, it often becomes necessary to kill the physical bodies of whole generations through plagues and other devastating ailments, before this devil has the opportunity to draw the souls completely into his being. Above all, it is of great importance for every person who has to develop his own soul, as well as those of his children, that the proper diet be followed, through which not only the soul may be saved but also the physical body of a human being, to enable him to reach a very old age. This, of course, cannot happen when few know this diet and fewer still comply with it.
2 How should a person be taught from birth, and how should he be educated so that, when he reaches maturity, he is capable of observing this spiritual and physical order of diet? Only thus will he be able to reach a quiet old age, so that by attaining this old age he will forever secure a true and firm continued existence for his soul.
3 When it is obvious in the cradle that a child is of a very sensitive nature and may be easily irritated by all manner of influences, such a child should be nourished only with such foods as do not heat the blood, but gently cool it.
4 When a mother breast feeds her child, she should refrain from all alcoholic drinks and safeguard herself from all irritating emotions, because she will thus place specifica in her breast which are nourishment for the Spirit of Fire. She should refrain from such foods and drinks that require too much bile for their digestion. Legumes, especially beans, cannot be recommended at all to such a mother. However, moderate amounts of meat broth, roasted flesh of clean animals, gruel from wheat, rye, and white corn, and barley and rice cooked in water are beneficial, provided they be not cooked in whole milk.
5 When a mother does not breast feed her child, but when, instead, a wet nurse feeds the child – which is not a very good thing to do – it should first be ascertained what kind of person she is, and if she be a good and gentle soul, then secondly she must keep the same diet, and have control over her emotions, and must observe what has been specified for the mother as well.
6 If the mother or wet nurse breast feeds, the child should be weaned from the breast once the first teeth begin to show. With the teeth, the memory begins to develop.
7 Wheat pollard cooked and mixed with pure honey would be the best nourishment for a child who is inclined to be very temperamental. Water of barley sweetened with honey is also very good. Good, but even better yet, are cooked figs and cooked St. John’s bread, that is, carob. For certain older children, a light lentil stew would be good.
8 Milk from animals is not at all to be recommended at first, because at times the animals are not healthy, and often, during I he winter, they do not produce healthy milk. Some animals are also hot tempered, and their milk would disagree greatly with a temperamental child. Not until children are one or two years old may they be nourished with milk which is diluted with water.
9 On the other hand, it will never harm a child to eat cooked fruit sauce from time to time. Apples and pears especially are very wholesome for the cleansing and toning down of the blood. Such children should not be given any meat until they have their second set of teeth. Should these children eat meat before this, their blood will become too excited, their flesh too fat, and their glands will be clogged with phlegm, and thereby many ailments will develop.
10 When children of a very excitable nature, or who are highstrung, begin to walk and talk, they should be occupied with all kinds of soothing, beneficially uplifting children’s games for their minds. And attention should constantly be paid to the fact that the temperature of these children should not be raised, either by movement, and much less even by the emotions; everything that might cause any anger must be removed.
11 If you notice, however, that one or another child, despite all caution, succumbs to fits of temper, the proper punishment should never be missed. But it should not be done by spanking the child immediately. It would be much more effective and advantageous to withdraw, within reason, his nourishment, because nothing heals anger faster than hunger, since hungry people do not have their minds on a revolution. On the contrary, when they are satisfied they cannot be trusted at all.
12 It is very good for children, if they have to be punished for these reasons, to be made to understand that the Heavenly Father did not send them any bread because they were naughty. As soon as they are good and ask the Heavenly Father for bread, He will then allow the parents to give them something at once. Children are thus made aware of God, and it will be deeply impressed upon their young souls continually that they are dependent upon God in all things, and that He is the most reliable retaliator for everything, be it good or bad. When these children become truly quiet and well mannered, then one must not overlook showing them, in an understandable manner, how they give the Heavenly Father great joy day in and day out, and that He calls them morning, midday, and evening, “Let these dear children come unto Me!”
13 When children are guided in such a manner, there will be few objections later on; if they are not guided, it will be somewhat more difficult to get them onto the proper path, and the old proverb fulfills itself: that an old tree cannot be bent, except at times by lightning and storm, when such a tree frequently suffers harm.
14 When such children are fully grown and have developed total self knowledge, but occasionally show noticeable signs of exaggerated irritability, it should then be recommended to them that they live moderately in everything, go to bed early and rise early, and abstain for longer periods of time from alcoholic drinks and the meat of unclean animals. And they should not visit places of excitement for the wicked enjoyment of the audience, especially places where there are dancing and games. Such places have to be avoided by these hot heads for long periods of time; some even have to avoid these places forever.
15 It is also very good for these individuals of both sexes to marry early, because the libido of a hot head is considerably stronger than that of a gentle human being. Most importantly, these people should, besides natural health care, pray often and read spiritual books, or have them read to them should they not be able to read. That will strengthen their souls and loosen the shackles of their spirits. The spirit will become completely free when he reaches for My love. Since such human beings are subjected to much greater temptation than others, they are therefore also much closer to My grace. They are those human beings out of whom something great can come when they are on the right path, because they have the proper courage within themselves. Out of these human beings come, spiritually speaking, ships built of oak, and palaces made of marble in My kingdom. Out of sponges and reeds, nothing better will come of them than what they contain.


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Chapter 61
Addiction to Rank amongst Arrogant Humans
1 Anger is just as evil and harmful as addiction to rank, which is often the reason for anger. A humble human being cannot be irritated easily, whilst a haughty person becomes angry immediately. This addiction is the actual main devil amongst human beings, and is very closely connected with Satan. Children will not be seized by this evil spirit until they have attained some level of self recognition.
2 At an early age, when children can hardly speak, tendencies in this regard may already be detected. When you observe several children at play, you will notice that one child will attempt to control the others. Even a child that can hardly speak finds it pleasing when others pay homage to him. This urge is especially strong among those of the female gender. They begin to beautify themselves at an early age, and whoever wishes to ingratiate himself with such a girl need but praise her beauty often. Should you find another girl, however, to be more beautiful, the first will shed secret tears, at the very least.
3 In boys, strength is of greater importance than beauty. Each of them wants to be the strongest, and conquer his friend. A boy will furnish proof of his strength by every means at his disposal, so as to be acknowledged by his peers as the strongest and most feared.
4 You already notice the presence of the evil satanic demon in such children. That this demon should immediately be dealt with should be a natural conclusion – even when no one has a higher and deeper understanding of these tendencies of the soul – because addiction to rank can soon lead to the grossest of vices.
5 A girl who has a craving for admiration becomes coquettish very early, and in this condition she is right where Satan wants her to be. And in the instance of the boy, he will soon turn out to be a quarrelsome ruffian, with nothing more sacred to him than himself.
6 These people soon become calumniators and judges over God and all things. They know everything better, and their verdict is the only right one, because they are the ones that made the verdict. What will become of them in the future? When their foolishness is clearly shown to them they explode, and when they are no longer capable of employing verbal persuasion they use physical force. Where a horse bucks, Socrates and Cicero yield.
7 If everyone wants to be superior, then addiction to rank and anger strut along together. Their servants are insidiousness and pretense. This devil of addiction to rank in human flesh is the source of all evil in mankind, and fully equal to the lowest and deepest hell, because in him all evil is united. Would there ever have been a war if this demon had not corrupted humanity?
8 Humanity has deposed God, and today place this demon of arrogance on the throne, just as they did in former days. That is why mankind deserves to be tyrannized from above as well as from below, because it finds the greatest pleasure in raising its own children as tyrants.
9 That is why you should raise your children in humility, so that they themselves prefer to be the last rather than the first. Then the tyrants would soon have no alternative but to give up, because they would have no help or assistants.
10 I gladly permit the power of authority to grow, so that the fools below are given something which humbles them and which shows them how they should be and not how they are. And that is why those rulers are empowered by Me – those who oppress mankind as much as possible. And they do right, because men deserve nothing better so long as they insist on domineering themselves. That is why proper humility should be the firm foothold of your existence. Then the evil demon of rank will leave you and all tyranny will come to an end.
11 Behold, that is the path to bliss, here and in the beyond. You have to build a house from the ground up. Whoever wants to better mankind must first better himself and live properly, then all others will follow. As long as My teachings are not obeyed completely and in everything, it will not get better here, whether for individuals in the beyond or in general. But whoever obeys My teachings in their entirety will be well here as well as in the beyond. A humble soul soon finds her way in all situations. And since such a soul is the closest to Me, she is at all times assured of the safest and best help.


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Chapter 62
All Kinds of Human Laments
1 Human beings have many complaints. Some complain about bad times and how everything thereby becomes more expensive and more difficult. Others are furious about the government, believing that everything is its fault. Another again blames everything on the clergy, and some blame it on all the luxury. In brief, everyone is blaming the cause of all the world’s current woes on someone or something else. But none of these complainers ask themselves whether they have somehow contributed to this change for the worse in circumstances, while perhaps they themselves have made such contribution and perhaps still do.
2 I hear a father complain about the luxuries of these times just after he has bought his daughters expensive dresses. What would you say to such a person when he accuses luxury? Nothing other than that if luxury displeases you, why do you then let your pride urge you to buy such expensive dresses for your daughters? Instead of complaining, begin to dress your children simply. Perhaps you will find other people who will follow your example, and they in turn will find others. Then, little by little, these luxury items will disappear, because there will be no one to buy them. Can he who does not improve himself demand that other people improve?
3 Many merchants complain immensely about taxes, but they do not realize that they are the inventors of this governmental plague, since they frequently charge their customers a tax ten times higher in their profits. When a human being ruthlessly exploits his fellow man, how can he then demand from the government what he himself altogether lacks? I have the following comment to make: human beings always arrange things in such a manner as to please themselves, and I arrange the government in accordance with their model. By whatever gives them the greatest pleasure, so I set up the government. Who takes a greater tax from his brothers than a profiteer? From this you may learn that human beings are at all times among themselves the cause of their own troubles. That is why these woes will remain until those who cause them change.
4 The house owners of the cities complain severely about property taxes. When a tenant is late with his rent, they will quickly bring legal action against him, followed by seizure of his belongings and eventual eviction. That is why property taxes increase; and this will continue as long as necessary, until the hearts of the property owners become softer and they give a room in their house free of charge to the poor.
5 All these types of punishments are necessary, and they will become increasingly tougher. I say: whosoever is not satisfied with the quiet, fruitful soil of the Earth should go to sea and learn the difference between peace and tranquility, and motion and storm. Should storms at sea not swallow him whole, and should he love the sea, then he may return to it. Yet the solid earth remains still, just as, in spite of learned innovations, the ancient words of God continue to exist, and My mercy$ is there just as well for everyone that seeks it. As for those who do not care for My mercy but are interested only in innovations, purely because of an interest in rank and property, they may go to the Devil with it. Such a person may rest assured that no one in My heavens will shed a tear for him.
6 As far as the grumbling about clericalism is concerned, such lamentations do not reach My ear. I have arranged things in such a way that anyone has access to My word if he but wants it.
7 This shows you that nothing is of value to Me except a pure, loving heart, and proper belief in Me. He who is not satisfied with that, and to whom the word of the preacher is more sacred than that which I Myself have spoken, may remain in his blindness. And he to whom an expensively constructed house of prayer is holier and more exalted than a pure heart, which is a temple of the Holy Ghost, should go there.
8 How could all the cathedrals in the world enhance My honor? I never looked for My honor on Earth, but only for belief and love. Any other vain salute such as makes an idol out of Me, the only eternal, true, living God, is an atrocity to Me, because I want to be worshiped in the spirit and in the truth dwelling in the living heart of human beings.
9 When people recognize Me as their God and Father, and love Me as such above all, and keep the commandments of love towards their brothers, that is true worship. A cathedral cannot contribute towards the greater glorification of My name because it does not show what I am, but only that which vain and arrogant human beings are capable of.
10 But he who would admire My strength and greatness should go into Nature and look up at the sun, the moon, and the stars. There you will certainly find enough through which you can recognize God’s omnipotence. Instead of statues and paintings in cathedrals, you will find real, live human beings, and other creatures. And instead of all the ornaments in these cathedrals, magnificent forests and meadows that give evidence of the might, greatness, and wisdom of their eternal Creator may be seen. Such observations can raise the human heart to the greater glory of God. Although wisdom be victorious over stupidity, do not believe that fools will cease to exist; their kind will remain as long as Hell exists. The question is often raised as to why I allow so many atrocities, and why I do not destroy this old idolatry with lightning and fire from Heaven. Since I did so in ancient times, why not now? Let us grow the wheat with the tares, and the time of harvest and winnowing will come. He who knows eternity is never pressed for time. He who would remain stupid may do so, but he who would become wise knows where to knock.


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Chapter 63
Ceremonial Ecclesiasticism
1 Where is the benefit in all the churches that are filled with idolatry, and that indicate the observance of all the different kinds of foolish self renunciation? The most sensible thing to do would be to let the stream take its course. When it reaches the ocean it must give itself up. And it would be just as foolish to swim upwards against this stream, because the more vigorously you resist the waves, the stronger will they strike your brow. The best solution is to let the stream flow, as and whither it flows – but distance yourself in your heart from it as far as you can, and seek the secure path to pure truth.
2 As an individual, it would be folly to oppose something that has established itself more and more as a certain norm over the centuries. It would be like a war between one soldier against a thousand: what could one man do against so many? The same applies to anyone who would oppose a common order that has been in existence for a long time. Even if his opinions were absolutely correct, what could he do if the great majority are blind and deaf?
3 I never look at the exterior of a human being, but at all times only at the interior. Therefore, any honest Christian may cheerfully attend a divine service in a house of prayer; if he be with Me in his heart, no harm will come to him.
4 But he who is annoyed by this divine service should remain outside, because no one is forced to attend. And even if one were to be so forced, it would not be harmful, because it is nonetheless better to perform a certain devotion in a house of prayer than to go hunting or gambling on holy days, or to conduct usurious business, or to scheme intrigues, or such like.
5 Should you not like the sermon, then observe the verses of the Gospel that have been read. You will gain enough to enable you to reach eternal life, if only you follow the few verses properly. Therefore you lose nothing when you enter a house of prayer, where you may still find something that reminds you of Me. But he that renounces himself out of mere hate towards such idolatry does not gain anything better, but usually something worse. This leads Me to the question: Of what benefit will it be to you?
6 In My lifetime on Earth, the temple at Jerusalem was solely a temple of idolatry. It was by no means a house of God. Yet I, as Jehovah, prohibited no one from visiting the temple or making his offering. I Myself frequently preached in the temple, and there forgave the adulteress her sins. My students were never prohibited from visiting the temple. Why should anyone here be annoyed at going into a house of prayer? If one enters a house of prayer truly in My name, then I will be with him. And as long as I remain there, he should be able to remain there.
7 And besides that, no one should summon lightning and brimstone from Heaven until I hurl it. I know best when it will be needed.
8 As long as it please the majority of human beings to support this ecclesiasticism under all kinds of circumstances, that is how long it will last. He who finds these pompous ceremonies pleasing may continue to remain with them, and he will also continue to be a fool.
9 Whosoever seeks Me sincerely will also find Me. I will accept him, and I will prefer him to a whole world of fools. The reason I do not do much about these things is because of the general circumstances, and why I allow them to occur is a sign for you that these things are of very little importance to Me.
10 Since there are, however, some individuals who love Me above all, such human beings mean more to Me than the whole world. I will let such individuals revel in all the fullness of My grace, and I will offer the dregs to the world in her folly. One human being means much more to Me than a whole world full of fools. How often has the grass been mowed on some meadows? How is that possible? Because the grass grows again. This also applies to humans on Earth who are fools and want to remain fools.





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Chapter 64
Dreams and their Interpretation
1 The following is an account of particular visions, of good as well as bad people, which originate either from Heaven or from Hell. That is why it is absolutely necessary to obtain correct information, and instructions in proper behavior, in order to know how to conduct oneself in the presence of such phenomena.
2 There are many different kinds of visions. The most common and well known types of visions are nocturnal dreams. Here the question arises: Who actually dreams, and what are the pictures in dreams?
3 During an ordinary sleep, only the soul dreams. This dreaming is none other than a chaotic viewing by the soul into her own circumstances. But then dreams have no orderly connection with anything, and are similar to pictures in a kaleidoscope which change with every movement and never appear again precisely in the same manner.
4 The reason for this incoherent viewing of circumstances and circumstantial pictures is that the soul herself is not in contact with the outer world, and especially not with her spirit. These kinds of visions are of no benefit to the soul, except that, after such a dream, she should remember in what absolute state she is.
5 If you summarize all your dreams and, wherever possible, even write them down, the soul will get a good picture of herself; such a summary will show her how she is within herself – what her main desires are, her endeavors, and how her whole being is actually made up, and also how she will be made up when she has completely loosed herself from the flesh.
6 These types of dreams are called forth in the soul neither by the hellish nor by the heavenly spirits, but are entirely the soul’s own product, of which she remembers at times more and at times less, and soon she does not remember them at all. In normal people it depends entirely upon the composition of their nerve spirits. If the nerve spirit be more inclined towards the soul, a person possesses the ability to remember almost every dream. If, however, a human being is more inclined towards the physical body, then he will have little or no reminiscence of his dreams at all. This is usually the case with people who are very sensuous and material.
7 But it is considerably different with certain clear dreams when it seems to the dreaming person that the phenomena are reality. When he awakens it is very difficult for him to decide if it was a dream or reality. Such visions or dreams are not dreams that belong to the soul but the result of those spirits that surround her, be they good or evil. If they are evil, the soul and her body will awaken from such dreams utterly exhausted. If, however, these visions are the work of good spirits, then upon awakening the soul and body will find themselves in an invigorated state.
8 Both types of visions will be allowed only for the benefit, and not the detriment, of the soul. In terrifying visions she should find a warning, and in good visions she should find strength. The reason why these visions become so clear is that the spirits first loosen the nerve spirit from its physical service and connect it with the soul. In such a state the soul has a feeling of naturalness, because she is in union with her nerve spirit, and is therefore stronger in order to be able to accept and retain through the senses of the body the stronger and more significant dream pictures.
9 The viewing of the somnambulant or medium belongs to this category of inner visions, as well as the viewing during the so-called anesthesia. These visions have within themselves a certain meaningful connection, and a particular order, too, because here the soul is being told the truth by the spirits surrounding her. In such visions the soul is frequently shown future events by the spirits, and this is not difficult for the spirits, since they know the order of things that unalterably must follow one after the other, and they themselves are the producers of this order.
10 This kind of vision may be considered of some value. However, no one should consider this to be an unalterable fate, as the heathens once did. Nevertheless, beyond that, no one’s free will should ever be infringed upon. If someone seriously wants something different from that which a spirit has shown him in a vision, then he should turn only to Me. Then things will change, provided that the person believes and trusts; and this is why he turns to Me, because I alone can change all things at a moment’s notice. Therefore you should not be too deeply concerned by these visions, which quite often occur; because if they are good you do not have to worry, and if they are evil they may be changed. Of course, for those who firmly believe in these visions and expect that I have less power than they do, it might possibly become a flat – that is: “Let it be done” – which takes place.
11 Human nature is indeed so weak that often it even willingly and faithfully follows all kinds of future events from the simplest of dreams. In addition, human beings have already made certain rules whereby certain things must occur agreeably to those dreams. These regulations of dreams, and their (so to speak) certain consequences, are naturally just as extraordinarily stupid as the one who regulates them. There are dreams about water which are said to represent the death of a relative or acquaintance. Fire supposedly represents a lie or joy. Bread, manure, and dreams about weddings are considered to be prophecies of a death in the family. When you dream of bees it means a fire is to erupt; when you dream of ants there will be a flood, or you may expect many worries. Grasshoppers, crickets, and birds signify war, not to mention dreams about winning the lottery. Such pictures that present themselves to the soul in a dream are, however, analogies of the state of the soul, but by no means prophecies of future events.
12 Verily, such a belief is evil; it will cause great harm to the soul, because the soul, by becoming accustomed to these things, entirely abandons her faith in Me.
13 Even though such simple dreams belong only to the soul, these foolish pedantic interpretations belong, in accordance with that philosophy, to evil spirit scoundrels. These crawl into the flesh when such opportunities arise, as the blow flies and flesh flies crawl on a heap of flesh, and draw out of it such, like astral soul dream visions, and then persuade the soul into such absurd prophecies that are nothing but the filth of such evil spiritual flesh flies.
14 I tell you this so that you may know what to think in future about dreams, and what you should in reality think of real visions, which we shall discuss in due course. Every phenomenon has, however, its corresponding purpose as well as its corresponding reason, excluding imaginary follies.



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Chapter 65
Superstition

1 The third kind of so called vision derives from the highly superstitious assumption that particular natural occurrences have a prophetic connection with an event which will take place in the future. It should not be new to you to what inconceivably foolish secret intrigues some people resort to in order to find out in advance something about their ill fated future.
2 The first fools are the calendar makers, who, without an iota of wisdom and often in a most ridiculous manner, try to predict the weather for each and every day. Among these are some who date these days in accordance with so called critical days. Who is the Lord of the weather, I or the critical days? Or would you consider Me so unwise as to establish particular days of the year as harbingers of future weather?
3 Human beings judge future weather in accordance with these critical days, but they do not know the great critical days of their hearts, which would reveal to them the main weather of their future eternal life. People would act properly if they observed more the circumstances of their hearts and gained the understanding that there is continuous bad weather in their hearts, which probably originates from such multifarious critical days as those of play, of eating, of drinking, and of fornication, followed by days of idleness, of hard heartedness and slander, and many other such days.
4 Human beings should take such critical days into consideration; then many storms, lightning, thunder and hail, and snow and ice upon their hearts would not happen. And if such bad thunderstorms did not occur, the spirit could step out of his little chamber into the free world of the heart, and proclaim to the soul the critical day of eternal life. As long, however, as the aforementioned critical days cause these evil things in the heart, people will remain what they were, namely animals, such as will hardly be accepted in Heaven.
5 There are also human beings who consider weather makers to be sorcerers or black magicians of some variety. These weather makers offer all kinds of folly under the title “Remedies for the Weather.” In the first place, among the remedies for dispersing bad weather are the so called weather masses of Roman Christianity. A second remedy is the so called blessing of the fields, either by the local clergy or a mendicant friar, whose blessings are supposed to be much more effective. The third remedy against approaching thunderstorms is the so called ringing of the storm alarm (usually the ringing of bells. ED.), besides which there is shooting with blessed gunpowder, the burning of willow catkins as incense, the burning of blessed candles, and finally the erection of high weather crosses which are supposed to pose an obstacle to the weather witches.
6 Through what dreadful nonsense does the common man stray away completely from the fact that God is the only Weather Maker, and all one has to do is ask God for good weather?
7 This kind of superstition has very severe consequences, since the part of mankind that still has a good heart will utterly lose confidence in God. And that is the impact of Hell, which in this manner takes charge of the minds of human beings. Light should he given to the nations, and not darkness. At the proper time, I Myself will ignite a light for these nations, and they will then know how to thank these benefactors of darkness properly.
8 Another kind of superstition that falls into this category consists of the so called symbols of fortune or misfortune, to which almost all human beings, especially those of the Roman Catholic religion, pay attention. Such folly may exist from the highest class of society down to the lowliest of farmer’s huts. These symbols are a legacy of the heathens. The cause is that such folly is affected mostly by evil spirits that descend from heathendom, and such are not considered to be an error of the soul. They have not developed sufficiently fully to be in Hell; they do, however, still possess free passage to the Earth’s surface in order to obtain proper knowledge and become better beings. These spirits join with many human beings, attach themselves to their physical bodies, and affect with their heathendom the roots of the soul, through which the soul then reaches these foolish assumptions. Many people, however, understand that these things cannot possibly be based on truth; but when they encounter such an occurrence, they begin to doubt their understanding, in the opinion that there might be some truth to it. A true Christian should never entertain such doubts.
9 A much more evil sort of tool for unraveling the future is “fortune telling” with cards. This evil game has caused many people much unhappiness. That is why everyone should avoid such fortune tellers. There are as many major devils on their premises as there are cards. If a fortune teller predicts something which does come true, it is accomplished with the help of evil spirits. Avoid those prophets or prophetesses lest you become prisoners of Hell.
10 A newer kind of unveiling of the future is attempted through mediums. When a medium has reached the desired deep sleep through magnetization, the magnetopath should only record such information as the medium provides voluntarily. The medium should not be coerced to speak, since coercion is very harmful to the health of the medium; wait patiently until the medium begins to speak on her own. You may ask a question only when the words she utters are not clearly understood.
11 Medial exploration through the laying on of hands should be carried out only by believers on believers. When some conceited, godless pundit places a person into a magnetic sleep by means of artificial manipulation in order to gain some particular information or to conduct some scientific experiment, such a magneto path is a devil. It would be much better for such a medium to be possessed by a real devil than to be abused by a godless magnetopath without conscience.
12 I tell you this so that you will know what to do if you are ever subjected to such a stale. I will bless every magnetopath who places his hands upon the ailing in My name so as to bring them healing. But the other kind of miracle workers and futurologists had better stay away from Me.
13 Also, you should make everyone aware that they should not reveal the future to other people through such special means until hey are mature enough to judge such predictions properly. Definite predictions about the future are not only harmful in the highest degree for every soul but are also nonsensical, since a definite future does not exist because everything is in accordance with the free will of human beings.
14 I gave every human being a free spirit, and every human being should make every effort to affect the rebirth of his spirit. When this comes to pass, the future will be revealed to such a person. But as long as that has not happened, there is actually no “future” for such a human being. Above all, seek the kingdom of God; everything else will come by itself.


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STRATEGY NO. 3
Know Thy Savior

STRATEGY NO. 4
Know Thy Tools & Allies
• The Holy Spirit/7 Spirit-Powers
• Chakras
• The Angels
• The Saints
• The Galactic Beings of Light
• The Good Woman-Wife


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