Volume I – Chapter XVIII

Chapter XVIII

OF THE DESIRE OF KAHIE AND OF ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT BY TIHPHERES — OF THE WORK OF EVOLUTION BY TIHPHERES — OF DEVO AND OF BARASHINO — OF THE SEPARATION OF ZOY’S BEING BY DEVO


I

Aeons had passed; Kahi was discussing with Kahie.

— “We have done what we could to preserve, in their integrity, our beings and those of our Formations,” he was saying to her; “but, it is useless to hide from ourselves the fact that our force keeps diminishing; without sustentation, our bodies weaken ever more. If we do not receive some new revelation about what is knowable, separation of being awaits us.”

— “I have thought about it as you have,” answered Kahie; “nonetheless, we must preserve the perfection of being by all means possible and as long as we are able to. Let us then leave this earth, but only to pass into the region of Nervous State; there we will stand in the way of Devo and his Formations in their own fortress.”

“I know that there, for ever and ever, we will be able to materialize; we will go back up and come back down, thus keeping the path open until the restitution.”

— “I know this; nonetheless, it is our duty to retain the perfection of being and to avoid the loss of any State, because this loss is, in itself, the only positive evil, even though in the end it must turn to the advantage of everyone.”

— “We are too sensitive for our present environment,” replied Kahie; “it is the same for our Formations. We can not lose the memory of the glorious past and of this protective, elastic and luminous envelope that protected us. If, at least, we had a few less sensitive formations that could help us and serve us, we could still hold on for a long time.”

II

During that time, Tihpheres was taking Tzere to a long and large island that rose above the waters of the south sea.

There he prepared for her a garden of delight filled with all species of flowers, plants of varied colours and exquisite perfume, all shaded by trees whose serrated leaves were outlined against the clear blue of the sky. There the waves of the Ocean murmured their eternal song, at times like a majestic hymn of exaltation, and other times soft like a barcarole.

Tzere’s new retreat was covered with luxurious vegetation; there, the palm trees blended in with the ferns beside trees of rare spices, varied and tasty fruits or fragrant flowers. In the depths of the water, like on the surface of the earth, everywhere on the entire island, the Formations for Tihpheres were awaking for the first time to conscious life and evolution.

On the seventh day after their arrival, Tihpheres, deep in the sleep of contemplation, saw all that he had formed: the albuminous mass without form and without cells, which, until then, had not responded to his forces; the being composed of a unique cell, seeking with a continuous movement to unite, by duality, into another being with its congener; the awakening of the being to individual life; sensation and motility born of the instinct of preservation; the first evolution of the unique organ of nutrition and the rejection of that which is not proper to sustentation; the formation and evolution of the sensory organs; taste, smell, hearing and sight; the reflex movement and the duality of these sensory organs arising, in appearance, from simple exterior depressions, but due, in reality, to an aggregate of more evolved cells; rudiments of corresponding organs, put in rapport by nerves similar to threads, with what was to be the organs of touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight; later, these nerves branching out everywhere amongst the cells, awaking sensibility in the entire individual organism, capable of partially fulfilling the function of the sensory organs with which they were in affinity; in each individual being, in each grouping of cells even, were the rudimentary organs of the seven senses of clairsentience, clairaudience, clairvoyance, intuition, foresight, predilection and predilection.

He saw that in all cellular structure, each cell was capable, though in different modes, to evolve, grow and multiply itself by means of the duality of being.

He saw the perpetual fight for the preservation of self and the resulting evolution of the most resistant. He saw emerge, from time to time, beings who, by their capacity to receive the universal forces, aspired to a new evolution and who, at each progress, resembled him more, he who had infused his forces into them.

The most evolved, and those who resembled him the most were in great numbers. They could hold the vertical position at will; they had brown skin and were covered with fine hairs; their legs were arched, their arms long and their craniums high and narrow. They used as weapons tree branches, short and straight; they constructed for themselves huts of green branches covered with evergreen leaves; their faculties of imitation and assimilation were very developed.

Two of them preferred to stay close to Tzere’s place of rest. One day, Tihpheres had wandered into the forest with Tzere whom he had crowned with starry flowers; the next day, when the two beings approached Tzere’s place of rest, the female was wearing on her head a coarse garland of flowers. Tihpheres went to meet them, extending both of his hands. They approached timidly and examined him for some time; finally, the male put his hand into the right hand of Tihpheres, the female took his other hand and they returned to the forest.

The next day, Tihpheres saw them building a hut of branches on the confines of the forest, close to his dwelling; without making any noise, he detached from the trees a vigorous and beautiful creeping plant and crowned the hut with it; the two beings were delighted by this; he then gave them honey and spices; finally he educated them.

Little by little they ceased their long excursions into the woods, returning there only to gather their food. They took pleasure in following Tihpheres, in imitating his gestures or his speech.

They soon had two young ones and Tihpheres took care of the education of these new beings with great interest .

He had followed their evolution from the moment of their conception; he had seen the dual cell develop, divide and subdivide itself, fold itself gradually into a double membrane, the more evolved cells surrounding the less developed ones. He had seen them share, according to their varied capacities, in the elaboration of a whole regular cycle of beings of which he had followed, step by step, the evolution: first from the amoeba to the synamoeba or multiplied amoeba, then from the hairy ciliary to the gastroeada with its orifice destined to receive food and its digestion cavity, and to the beings which possessed a rudimentary spine.

He had followed their evolution to the form of the first true vertebrate, observing first the beings with no head, no brain, no limbs and no heart, then the acranians which were developing with heads and brains protected by the cranium, hearts, limbs, jaws, one nasal cavity, soon doubled in the primitive fish, and also fitted with two pairs of limbs or fins.

At the epoch in which the latter lived, certain amphibians had progressed considerably; their progress, first stimulated by self preservation, then had for motive the preservation of the species. Their conception, to insure this, had been realised by the formation of a triple envelopment proper to serve simultaneously as a protective and sustentative sphere for their young. From it, they had all that was necessary for their Formation, just as when the great Formers had drawn from their protective spheres all the materiality necessary for their own Formations, from the densest to the most ethereal.

The evolution had been very swift; the being coming from the protoplasmic mass, who conserved their original type, had come closer and closer to the human form, until finally, at the sixth period of their evolution, they had given birth to the two beings which we have talked about. Tihpheres who was now holding their brown and hairy hands was infusing into them his own forces and, at the same time, was uniting them by desire and will to the great work of the Formations of Brah-Elohim.

During the whole time of the Formation of these two beings, in the triple envelopment of protection and sustentation inside the mother, Tihpheres had provided the mother with all that she desired, with all that was suitable to her well-being.

At their birth, the two beings were truly in the similitude of man, though they only imperfectly reproduced the features of their Former or even the most ordinary type of man.

Their language was limited to monosyllables; their faculties were rudimentary, with the exception of those of assimilation and imitation; but their advancement was very swift.

At the seventh era, Tzere awoke; she went with Tihpheres to the home of Kahi, bringing a man and a woman of the evolved race.

“I remembered your words and understood their wisdom,” said Tihpheres. This is why we evolved and perfected this man and this woman whom we bring. Being less sensitive and less perfected than us, having lost nothing but on the contrary having continuously gained, full of energy and consequently, courage and gaiety, they will be able to serve you by interposing themselves between you and that which lacks harmony in your surroundings.”

Kahi and Kahie welcomed the beings with tenderness.

— “It is perfect”, said Kahi; “now our life on earth will be considerably prolonged. These little one have the right to our care and to our affection; by origin, they are one with us since their Former and ours proceed likewise from the Attribute of Justice of the Cosmic Cause.”

— “However,” replied the First Emanated, “it is not through the Former of these beings, but only through the one who formed you and yours that the Attribute has become one with its Emanation.”

When Tihpheres and Tzere had left the vast stretch of land that had long been their dwelling, the most evolved Formations of Tihpheres were soon surrounded by those of his race who had seen their Former take them by the hand and show them the greatest of consideration.

— “We have witnessed the departure towards the north of the one who you have followed; we come to you so that we may also become in his similitude.”

— “Learn then that the change of form takes place gradually and that, while one generation conceives, another one accomplishes,” he answered. “All that I can do for you is to make known to you the concepts that were revealed to us by the Powerful and Beautiful One, and this is how you will perfect your own.”

— “We know that this is all that you can do and that you show goodwill.”

They stayed together, living in peace, evolving and perfecting each other.

III

At that epoch, Zoy was discussing with Devo whose home was in the region of clouds and fog in the remote south.

— “The First Emanated and the one who thwarted me, have left their home, taking with them two children that resemble them much though they are less perfect than the Formations of Kahi,” she was saying.

— “What you tell me there is serious,” replied Devo. “The Formations of the First and Second Emanation of the Attribute of Justice will necessarily be in affinity with one another whatever their secondary origin may be, and this union will render my work more difficult.”

— “It is not all,” said Zoy; “the parents and the immediate ancestors of these two children are still in the place of their birth; already those of their race are grouping themselves in order to perfect themselves and attain as much as possible the similitude of man.”

— “Those of ill will,” said Devo, enflamed with anger, “always announce bad news. Who will find a remedy for this?”

— “Those who can not control themselves always have harsh words,” replied Zoy. “I, myself, have found the remedy.”

As Devo remained silent, unable to find the calm required to express his ideas, Zoy continued.

— “You require beings in the similitude of man for yourself and for your Formations, do you not? Arrange for the place of their evolution to sink under the waters, such that everything that lives there is destroyed, and you will thus be able to separate their physical forms to possess them.”

— “This idea is worthy of the one who imagined it,” replied Devo, “but it will not be easy to execute it, since the Former will extend his protection upon all of his Formations and the battle will be formidable.”

— “While I was going up into the clouds with celerity, I was witness to a great change in the dwelling of this Former who has fought you for so long, and I learned many things.”

— “Tell me everything.”

— “Those who gave birth to the two children who left the island with their Former have, like their ancestors, met the First Emanated on the edge of the forest at sunset and told him:

“We are now more advanced in all things than those who inhabit the forests and who are numerous; allow us to be the leaders of this country; we will govern and perfect. As long as you remain among us, we will be nothing, but if you leave us, we will be, to the non-evolved people of the forests, powerful and marvellous leaders.”

Anxiety appeared on the face of the First Emanated, but he remained silent.

“It must be so,” they continued; “our desire is that you govern us no longer. If there are some amongst us who desire to follow you, let them do so.”

The two children approached saying: “Most certainly, we will follow Tihpheres wherever he goes.”

— “Those are bold deeds,” said Devo; “but from where did these ideas come? Perhaps from you, bearer of bad news.”

Zoy started laughing.

— “When the First Emanated learned that the two children were ready to follow him,” she said, “his face became serene again; nonetheless, he was not satisfied as he said firmly and in a quiet voice:

“Listen: you are running to your doom; there are enemies against you whose strength you know not. If I was forced to separate myself from you in body but not in will, I could protect you even in my absence, but if you separate your forces from mine, of your own will, I will no longer be able to protect you.”

“We ask nothing of you but to leave us here and free,” they responded of a common accord.

“We will remain in our home,” said Tihpheres, “during three days and three nights, so that you can find us if you change your mind. In the opposite case, we will leave. Only, think well on this; ensure that the want and the desire you manifest are really your own and not that of another.”

They waited for three days and three nights and no one came. So then, slowly and after having stopped on the edge of the forest for some time, the First Emanated and the two children moved away towards the north. On route, they met no being that resembled them; only two couples of beings walking on four legs followed them.

— “I have no doubt that these four beings are the lion and lioness of Aba; the Kavo and the Kava of Ama,” replied Devo.

— “I know neither Aba nor Ama nor Kavo nor Kava,” answered Zoy; “as for the animals, you have guessed well for the first ones; but the second ones were white dogs, bigger and stronger than any I have ever seen.”

Long after the light of the aura of Tihpheres had faded in the region, there still remained a radiance in the grove where Tzere had rested.

Immediately after the departure of Tihpheres, the Formations did not dare approach the East because they saw there the multi-colored light that frightened them.

On the eighth day, amidst a luminous splendour resembling a prismatic sphere, appeared a light fog of oval shape shining with silver; on the ninth day, this silvery shining was enveloped by a sapphirine blue; on the tenth day, the clear and radiant sapphirine light was enveloped by a golden light; on the eleventh the golden light was veiled by a matte blue; on the twelfth day, a form similar to that of man appeared in the middle of the oval; it had an aura of pale pink splendour; on the thirteenth day a veil of carmine light that shone and radiated through dark and changing clouds developed around it; on the fourteenth day a being came out of the center of the prismatic splendour; he was of perfect form and enveloped in the Nervous Degree of the Physical State. He lay down in the grove where Tzere had rested and fell asleep, in the sleep of assimilation.

During that time, the Formations of Devo were activating and concentrating the subterranean fires under the vast stretch of land that Tihpheres had left and suddenly, a formidable detonation was heard as if all of the thunders of the sky, the roaring of the waves and the bellowing of the winds had merged; the earth was raised and then it sank slowly into the waters.

Then, like birds of prey, Devo and his Formations, hidden by thick clouds, rushed in to take possession of the bodies of the Formations of Tihpheres.

IV

When life had just about disappeared, they took hold of the people of the forest. Devo, seeing that after a prolonged struggle life was slipping away, even from those who Tihpheres had developed with such care, thought to take possession of the one who was the father of the two children; but the being who had fallen asleep in the sleep of assimilation got up all of a sudden and stood in the eastern part of the island; gathering around him what remained of the evolved Formation, he said:

— “Listen, Devo; you are free to take possession of the inferior and non evolved Formations but this one I claim for myself.”

So then Devo, taking possession of the nearest form, tried to land on the Eastern part, but he was not able to do so.

— “Who are you,” he cried out, “you who dares to fight against me thus, to usurp these forms which are not yours and which I have prepared for myself and my chosen?”

“I am Barashino,” he answered. “I came out after you, but I have always passed before you; I have always pre-empted you, here like everywhere else.”

Devo then saw, coming out of the dense carmine aura of Barashino, forms in his own similitude, twelve in number; they took possession of the twelve bodies of twelve beings that Tihpheres had developed.

Devo could only hold on to the body he had take in haste, because no other had been prepared for him. An so his Formations, like him, had had taken on the forms of the people of the forest, these form that we have described, brown and hairy, with arched legs, with long arms, with high and narrow skulls, with prominent jaws. When they saw themselves clothed thus, they burst into bitter ramblings and, as if to taunt themselves, they seized the females whom they made their own.

And then, seeing that they could in no way reach the oriental part of the island which was covered with mutating argentine fogs and veiled from their sight, they made their way as best they could towards the western continent by swimming or carried upon floating tree trunks and interlaced branches. Finally they landed and rested for some time. Then they noticed that Devo was not with them.

Zoy seeing that the vast expanse of land was starting to sink said to Devo:

— “I will return into the cloud that brought me here and will re-enter into the body I left behind; then, walking on the waters, I will return. In the mean time, you can take the form of the one who is in the similitude of man, more perfect than all the others that are here; thus will we be able to use at will the materiality of the earth for Formations.”

When she returned, she saw a dark and hairy form thrashing in the water and trying in vain to reach the oriental part of the island.

Devo, as it was him, noticing her cried out:

— “Come quickly; help me in the struggle against the one who has taken the evolved forms of Tihpheres and left me these inferior forms.”

“Never;” she answered, “never will I touch such a hideous form.”

Devo, exasperated by his defeat and by the horror he inspired in Zoy, approached her, seized her and held her under the water with all of his strength, separating her states of being. Before the body had time to sink, winged creatures of his formation cast down upon it and tore it apart.

Left alone, Devo remained close to the island, searching for a way to reach the evolved Forms of which Barashino had taken possession. It was only on the fourth day that he abandoned all hope and rejoined his fellow beings, in the land in the west that faced the island.

V

There were thus four species of beings in the similitude of Kahi on earth: those of Kahi and Kahie; the most evolved ones of Tihpheres; those who had been taken by Barashino and his own, and those who had been possessed by Devo and his Formations. Devo, Barashino, Tihpheres and Kahi therefore shared the dominion over the material sphere.

Kahi learned of all of these events from the mouth of the second passive Formation who was one with Sheth.

— “The affinity is so great between all of the beings that Tihpheres brought us and our own Formations that we are as one; but these other Formations, possessed or taken on by Devo and Barashino, can cause a lot of trouble on earth,” he said.

Then, by the intermediary of Shorah, Sheth asked Kahi:

— “Who is this Barashino?”

— “He is the one who, after Devo had tried, in the sixth epoch of classification, to touch the Etherealities, came out and influenced that which is between the exterior Nucleolus and the Pure Passive Pathotism or Cause of the Etherisms, which Cause is to the Ethereality what the most rarefied pathotised atomic and molecular matter is to the materialities.”

— “How did he come into this dense material state?”

— “In truth, I do not know; however I sentient nothing abnormal nor marvellous in this since the First Emanated, who is now in our midst, was able to penetrate all the way to this pathotic veil and IE has evolved there under the protection of Elohim, leaving in each State and Degree, in a sphere of sustentation, a form in his own similitude.”

“When a pioneer has cleared and prepared himself a path, it is no big matter to follow him.”

— “Has Barashino come here as a friend or an enemy?”

— “He has come to accomplish his own plans and to fulfill his own desires. How can the Cause be sustained where personality substitutes itself for the Cause?”

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