Deo Genesis (The Second Book of Enubin) Chapter 1

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Deo-Genesis (The Second Book of Enubin) -

Chapter 1:

 

The Beginning:

 

Before time, space or any dimension existed, there was the One - also known as the Living and Eternal Word. This One was neither ‘Good’ nor ‘Evil’, for these cannot but limit the perception of such Majesty. Neither was the One ‘Light’ nor ‘Dark’, for these cannot but detract from a being of such magnitude. Neither was the One ‘Male’ or ‘Female’, for this being encompassed both and more. The One was all-sufficient; having neither need nor lack, for such a presence transcends all. This being either consisted of Creative Energy, or was the Source thereof. The One desired for nothing, save to create, for the Potential to become Kinetic. And thus the act of Creation began.

 

This is the account of the First Creation: In the vast expanse that was the One’s dwelling place, rang - for the first time - a fresh presence: The One spoke! The Voice said: “I desire that my being, in all its manifold glory, be expressed in my Work. Therefore I shall create after my own kind, like unto me, but different. Therefore - as I am One, so shall my first Creation be many, for one alone cannot express my true being.”

 

From these immortal words, as they were many, arose a multitude of beings. Each reflected the beauty and majesty of the One from whom they originated. These were they, who in the fulfilment of time, would be called ‘Gods’. As the One had no name, for none could accurately describe such glory, so these beings were given names. Each of these names reflected, be it ever so dimly, the glory of the Creator. These were the beings that eventually bore such names as: The Dagda, Zeus, Apollo, Shiva, Thor and Ra … to name but a few.

 

At this point, let it be said that these beings did not always bear the title of 'Deity', but like the rest of Creation, evolved ever towards this lofty position. They themselves endured hardship, strife, war, and even failure on the path of their own ascension. The records of their achievements, and their shortcomings, were later recorded in the great Myths and Legends of the human race, as well as the others who had developed the awareness thereof.

 

Because the One was neither ‘Male’ nor ‘Female’, so among the First Creation, these aspects took form as well. This gave rise to the likes of: Hecate, Danu, Venus, Aphrodite among the other feminine Deities, each later to be given the title of ‘Goddess’, as well as the traditionally male god-forms such as Mars, Lugh, and later, Yahweh and Allah.

 

 

 

 

Again the Voice spoke, saying: “Now begins the Creation of beings that reflect my glory, but are even less alike unto me. For I would be the All in all.” From these words arose the Second Creation. From this came the Angelic Host; Cherubim, Seraphim, Yakshas, Fravashni and even Valkyries, along with all manner of glorious beings. Just as the One had found voice, so the whole of Creation began to exult in praise of the Word from which they had been created.

 

All the First and Second Creation had been created in Light so that all could behold their glory, but now came the Great Divide. This schism - as much as it caused much pain, weeping and lament - was nonetheless a necessity. For one must recall that the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe is neither Light nor Darkness. Let it also be understood that those who were created were given freedom of will. This included the ability to revolt against the Hand that had made them. Up to this point, those that had been created reflected the Light. After the Great Rebellion that rent both First and Second Creation asunder, Creation would manifest Darkness as well. Thus began the eternal struggle to maintain the equilibrium that would accurately reveal the Glory of the Creator.

 

But Divine Justice would not allow such rebellion to go unchecked. Thus Light and Darkness were separated, each unto its own place. This was not done so that one should have dominion over the other, but so that in Pure Light there could be no Darkness, and in Utter Darkness there would be no Light. This was of necessity lest the one would seek to overthrow the other. Among those now called the ‘Fallen’, for to these it was denied the path of Ascension, there was an Archangel who led the Angelic Rebellion. With him was a third of the Heavenly Host. It was he that was later named ‘Satan’, the ‘Serpent of Eden’. In his fallen state, this being became consumed with hate, and perverted by his own malice. Those that followed him became distorted by their bitterness and arrogance. These became what are known as Demons. In time, more would be added as a result of the bitter imaginings of men, but more shall be said about that later.

 

 

 

 

The Material Universe:

 

For an aeion the One rested ere the next stage of Creation, until all the First Creation that remained in the Light had achieved the great Ascension. After this time, there reverberated through the ether once again the Voice of Creation. This time the result would be a Creation most unlike unto its Originator. Instead of being Spirit, this was Material. Instead of limitless, finite. Instead of eternal, but for a season. And yet, within this material, finite and temporal Creation, the glorious attributes of its Mastermind was reflected in the Realm of the Soul. Here the finite became infinite, having a beginning but no end. In its potential, limitation fell by the wayside, and the physical became the dwelling-place for the living spirit that indwells all existence.

It is said that the Creative Heart so desired to create again that it began to break out in glorious song. From this harmony, that filled the expanse of the Multiverse with its melody, emerged the First Races: Elven, Sidhe, Sylvan … amongst others. These were more akin to the First Creation than the Temporal, more spirit than flesh, and unsurpassed or even equalled in the physical dimension. Then the Living Word spoke again. From these immortal words arose the manifold races of men. Thus it is also said that from the first Divine Word there came a man, but from the first Divine Song there emerged an Elf.

 

First came the Oversoul - that part of the physical Creation that most accurately reflects the nature of the One who created it. A beginning it may have indeed, in the aeon ere time itself existed, but these have no end. Each incarnation brings with it a soul, that once that embodiment has ended, is united with the Oversoul. As the finite expresses in its finiteness the glory of the infinite, so the soul that indwells the being at each incarnation progresses until each soul is united in perfection with the Oversoul. Thus the Oversoul reflects the glory of its Maker in an ever-increasing degree of glory, as it gleans the resources that each incarnation brings with it.

 

This act of Creation filled the expanse of the Universe. In every Dimension there arose beings that would reflect the glory of the One that created them. Even in their diversity there was a united voice extolling the virtues of this wondrous Creator. Unlike their Originator, these creatures began in humble form, designed to grow and evolve in ever increasing glory. Far from being a single act, Creation at this level became a process. In modern times, this process became known as ‘Evolution’.

 

So too Creation’s perception of its origins. In order to aid in the comprehension of this concept, we will focus upon the development of human spiritual awareness: To begin with, early man had little concept of the Realm of the Spirit. Even if he did, he had no means by which he could express it, except in one aspect: That death was part of life rather than something to be feared. Mankind’s earliest perception of their origin, and their relationship with Creation and its Creator, as well as the other Spirit Beings, was simple. The underlying principle was that “All of Creation is holy, and Life Itself is Sacred.” This gave rise to Shamanism, also known - often in derogatory terms - as ‘Animism’.

 

The Shaman’s world was one where the Totem Spirits, those that filled the Skies, the Waters and the Earth, those whose energy stirred the winds, swelled the seas and rivers, filled the night sky with all its splendour, and gave rise to the manifold blessings of the Earth, would offer their wisdom with the spirits of those who had gone before - the Ancestors.

 

There was no concept of eternal bliss or everlasting torment, for the price of failure to adhere to the Spirits’ wills were plain as they were numerous: Drought - when the food-plants and water would become scarce and the animals they hunted would leave the hunting grounds. Floods - when camp-site and food sources would be washed away, and some of the clan would drown. Plague - when sickness ravaged the clan, claiming many lives …

 

Death, while still an integral part of the cycle of life began to be revered, as it would mean another ancestral soul would be added to offer wisdom and counsel to the Clan. Thus the Shaman’s task was firstly: To assure the continuous blessings of the Spirits that were present, and to entreat them that they might aid the Clan. If necessary, to appease these same Spirits if it became apparent that the Clan had incurred some strife that would otherwise befall them. Secondly: To prepare those who had passed on for their journey to the Spirit Realm. And Thirdly: To seek their advice and counsel by embarking upon various Vision Quests in order that his mettle could be tested.

 

At the same time, hers was the task of ensuring both Spiritual and Physical protection for the Tribe. Thus the Shaman would work closely with those warriors that had been appointed as Watchers. At the start of each, he would ask the Spirits associated with that time of day or night for their blessing and protection. This was either done verbally, or by ensuring that each watch was issued with the necessary items and libations in order to perform the rites themselves.

 

Thus, communication with the Divine took place with the manifold Spirits to act as intercessors and intermediaries. And so it remained until mankind abandoned the Hunter-Gatherer traditions, and adopted a more settled way of life, that of the Farmer. The only change was, that perhaps man became more aware that these Spirits - magnificent and glorious as they remained - were themselves ministering Servants to even greater Masters. Which is why the presence of idols and objects of worship began to appear.

 

Later the Clans and Tribes would begin to meld into nations, and this gave rise to so-called National Deities. Although most towns and villages would still have its own Patron, as indeed would each household and family, the need to express the newly formed nation’s unity made it necessary for national deities to emerge. Here began the interaction between Divine and follower as it had been intended since the beginning of Creation. Even as the Deities could communicate with the One, their Source, so too could the various nations live in fellowship with their Gods and Goddesses, and through them with the One as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Human Saga:

 

Thus was the stage set for the grand drama of human history. At this juncture, let it be said that this is but a microcosm of the whole, but one small act in an even greater epic saga. The Deities were allocated nations over which they were to rule as benefactors. Thus Canaan worshipped the Baals, Egypt Ra, Greece Apollo, Rome Zeus, and the Tuatha da Dannan ruled over the Celts … But amidst all of this, some Deities remained as yet without a people to serve and worship them. Two in particular were Yahweh and Allah.

 

In the city of Ur, a great metropolis in the heart of the Chaldean nation, lived a wealthy trader and owner of livestock. Perhaps in a vision, or mayhap audibly, one or more of the Chaldean Deities appeared to this man. What follows is pure conjecture as there is no record of this momentous meeting. The man was told of a ‘new Deity’ that sought a nation for Himself, and that it had been decided that the trader would be the founder of such a nation. This wealthy man sold the home in which he lived, and set off on a vision quest as instructed by his new Lord, who at the time was given the Tetragrammaton 'Y-H-W-H' as a title. He took with him his wife, his nephew and his family, and those loyal to him, along with livestock sufficient for the long journey. Through cunning diplomacy and policy he gained renown for both himself and his God, whom he later named Yahweh. He made allies with other nomadic peoples, and traded in many great cities of his day.

 

But one thing remained unresolved: Prior to his departure from Ur, the trader was promised that his descendants would form a great nation. The truth was in stark contrast to this grand promise. The man had no children, and neither he nor his wife would have been considered young enough to bring forth an heir, let alone a whole nation.

 

At one stage, the man decided to take matters into his own hands. He instructed one of his concubines to lay with him so that she - being somewhat younger than his wife - may conceive and bear him an heir. The tryst was successful - to a point - in that a son was born. But instead of bringing greater satisfaction, it made his wife jealous of his mistress, and his Deity displeased with him.

 

Against all odds - let alone the couple’s expectations - the wife became pregnant and bore a son. This caused great concern, because the question had to be resolved: ‘What to do with the first child?’ It was decided that he and his mother should be sent away to fend for themselves. In the desert both mother and child expected nothing but a slow death, when ‘the Angel of the Lord’ appeared to them. They were told, that not only were they going to survive, but the young boy would also become the father of a great Warrior Race.

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile the young heir was also promised that his descendants would form a people, whose renown would spread throughout the known world, and whose posterity would be recorded in the annals of history. The trader in question became known as Abraham, and his sons Ishmael and Isaac. Scriptures record that the former became the leader of the Ishmaelites, later to follow Allah as the Muslim nations, and the latter would be the father and founder of Israel. Hence not only were two great nations born, but two Deities were given the people they had been promised.

 

From this one may see that no single God has precedence over another, but that all have equal prominence in the history of human civilisation. This is of necessity because each individual - let alone each nationality - needs and thus perceives their 'God' or 'Goddess' in a unique way, according to his or her personality and experience. It has been written that “… no man should say to another: ‘You must know God in this way’, because all shall know Him, even from the most humble to the greatest …”

 

How shall a child who has never known his father behold and interact with his Source, except as a means by which his need of a father is fulfilled? Conversely, one whose mother was taken from her would perhaps desire the object of her devotion to meet her need for a mother. Some find that they need their Gods to lead them by law and decree, while others seek to explore that Perfect Law of Liberty spoken of in the previous volume. Thus - in order as to meet these many needs - the One appointed these Deities to fulfil certain portfolios. Some were Gods of War, others of Love. Some would be asked to bless the harvest, open the womb, make fruitful the livestock … while others were revered for their wisdom.

 

And so the stage was set: The Nations had their individual Gods as they did their individual language, way of dress, customs … in short: Their own identity. But this was not the end of the matter. Many believe that God - or the Gods - left humanity to their own devices once the system of nations and national Deities had been established. But how can progress take place unless the established systems are subject to change? Indeed evolution is a constant flow from a lesser form or system to a more efficient. Surely the same should apply to mankind’s spiritual development as well.

 

Until we meet again -

Namaste


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