The Lords' Third Book
BEING COTEMPORANEOUS WITH THE BOOK OF APOLLO, SON OF JEHOVIH. AS THE LATTER BOOK IS OF HEAVEN, SO IS THE LORDS' BOOK OF EARTH, FOR THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME.
1. IN the time of heaven known as the arc of Rupta and Mos, the Lord descended to the earth in a sea of fire, to the land of Guatama.
2. And the Lord spake over the land and over the waters, calling and speaking: Where are the I'hins, the chosen of the Lord? Speak, O man; come forth at the call of thy God.
3. Then spake man, answering to the call of God, saying:
4. More than a million; more than two, more than four millions, are thy people, O Lord!
5. The Lord inquired: Where are my people? Where is the place and boundary of the sacred people, the I'hins, whom I delivered in the time of the flood?
6. And man answered, saying: From the head of the Ca'ca'tsak, the mountain river of rivers (Amazon). In Thes'onka, wide as the ocean, and the mountain plains of Om (Mexico). To the great cities of O'wan'gache and Nathon; and Neshesh, and Tesumethgad, and Naphal; and Yeshuah, by the Lake Owane (Nicaragua), here standeth the tower of Rakowana, shining with copper and silver and gold. And by the river Raxaa and her lake, Jon'gan. And over the plains of Go'magat (crescent) and Takshan, where p. 111b they build great boats with sails of cloth, and beams across. And to the north land of Uphsic and E'chaung, where beginneth the still river Eph'su (a canal), running to the wide oceans, Vid and Sajins (Lakes Superior and Michigan), where the I'huans dig deep down and bring copper and silver and lead in boats to the King of Avaya, I'huan monarch and good protector.
7. The Lord said: The greatest place of all thou has not named. 1 Thine eyes have not seen, thine ears heard not. Search, therefore, and be wise. Man said:
8. I was ashamed before God, so I set out to get great learning to know of what the Lord spake. And I traveled one year to the north, and many moons to the south and east. And I found a rab'bah 2 of great learning, both in books and spoken words; and not a few prophets of the Lord in the great cities. So I inquired, saying: Which is the greatest place of the Lord's chosen? And, lo and behold, they answered even as I had answered the Lord. Then I came to the city of Ta'zuntqua, a place for the yearly dance in the valley of On-out-si, where the rab'bah's temple is covered with copper, polished; and I asked the same question. For the che'ba within me desired to make a record of all things valuable; but, alas, I got no other answer than the echo of my own words.
9. God said: Where are my chosen? Where is the greatest place of the I'hins? Thou hast shown me the I'huans, their great cities and kingdoms; their places of great learning. But the greatest of all, thou hast not shown.
10. Man answered: I know not, O Lord. Speak thou?
11. The Lord said: In amongst the I'huans are the I'hins, the little sacred people. The little cities in the suburbs of the large cities of the I'huans, these are the greatest cities.
12. Man inquired of God: How can that be? Behold, the I'huans are three to one, compared to the I'hins!
13. The Lord said: These that build temples of hewn stone, and cover them with polished copper, are not my people. These warrior kings, that fortify their cities with soldiers, are not my people. They are not great.
14. But these are my chosen, that live in mounds, and in cities with wooden walls, and clay walls. They are the greatest of all people. They p. 112b dress not in gaudy colors, nor ornament themselves with copper and silver and gold.
15. They are the people of learning. They survey the way for the canals; they find the square and the arch; they lead the I'huan to the mines, where lead and copper and silver are buried. These are a great people.
16. Without them the I'huan could not build his own house; he could not find the level for a canal; nor provide the square of his temple. The I'hins are the greatest people.
17. My chosen have shapely legs and arms, and feet and hands; and their hair groweth long and straight, white and yellow.
18. The Lord said: Because the I'huan is of all shapes and sizes; and of all grades and judgment, even down to the ignorance of a beast, behold, he is bringing forth heirs of darkness.
19. Come unto the Lord, O ye that are chosen. Ye have built houses and temples for the I'huans, but of what avail are these things?
20. Behold, they are at war, tribe against tribe, nation against nation. They no longer hearken to my rab'bahs, the priests of my chosen.
21. Go to, now, ye shall build temples unto God.
22. Then the I'hins inquired the meaning of the word of God.
23. The Lord said: Long have I prophesied through my chosen, the I'hins. Now will I raise up prophets amongst the I'huans, the copper-colored race.
24. This is the temple ye shall build unto the Great Spirit and His kingdoms in haden. 3
25. Two peoples there are before my judgment, saith the Lord: The one that heareth not the voice of God, nor knoweth him; but the other people know me, and endeavor to obey my commandments.
26. And God was weary with laboring for the I'huans; for they went more after the way of darkness than light.
27. And the Lord called hence his guardian angels, leaving the I'huans alone for a season. And spirits of darkness came upon them and obsessed them.
28. And in that same time the Lord caused his chosen to display the mould p. 113b of their thighs, and their short shapely arms. And the I'huans tempted them, contrary to law. So, it came to pass, that the I'huan women boasted of their conquests, bringing forth heirs of more shapeliness.
29. Now, in course of time, these heirs grew to be men and women; and, behold, they had the gift of prophecy, and of seeing visions and of hearing the voice of the angels of heaven. And they were called Ongwee-ghan, signifying, good shaped men.
111b:1 In another place described, this country seems to have been inhabited first in Central of South America, and to have embrace South America, Mexico, Texas, and the Western Mississippi, whence a canal extended to the Lake Superior mines. Further research now shows that these wonderful people also extended over a large portion of and part of Kentucky, and a large portion of and part of Kansas. The extent of the country shows that not less than 4,000,000 could have occupied it.
111b:2 The modern Chinese omit the firs syllable, saying "bah," signifying "father." The usual spelling of the Hebrew word rabbi is not phonetically true. The "i" is sounded more like "oi," and the accent is on the second syllable. "Ra" usually signifies earth or mortal, and, if accented, destroys the spiritual value of the word. The Hebrew pronunciation should be "r-r-b-boi," accented on the second syllable. This would specify spiritual father or priest; while the pronunciation "rab'bi," accented on the first syllable, makes the meaning "earthly priesthood," which is nothing.
112b:3 Haden is both the Chinese and Algonquin name for sky. Phnicians said, Aden; the modern Hebrew, however, is sha-chag. Aven is the mythical Hebrew for an undefinable place or idol. Some scholars trace the English word Heaven to the same source. Galgal is a condition of the mind.
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