This is part 1d of an outline of the Kore Kosmou fragment from Egypt. In the last segment, divine souls were incorporated into the bodies of humans.
The sentence was given by God for transgressing his divine law, which was a decree to stay in the assigned galaxy as a builder and Watcher of
creation. Because the beings could not stay in one place, they were locked in darkness within human form. Part of that darkness is outlined below in
an amazing description of the removal of direct dimensional vision.
By this disastrous sentence direct vision is denied to us; we can see only by the aid of the outer light; these are but windows that we
possess--not eyes. Nor will our pain be less when we hear in the air the fraternal breathing of the winds with which no longer can we mingle our own,
since that will have for its dwelling, instead of the sublime and open world, the narrow prison of the breast!
Direct vision might be comparable to the ability to see from higher dimensions. Imagine being able to see temporal dimensions and not simply seeing
from spatial dimensions. With sight of temporal, an entity would be able to see past and future as we see the horizon beyond our own view. This
might also include the ability to see around and through objects. When we look at a building, we only see the face we are looking at. Imagine being
able to have direct vision to the other side. Part of the penance delivered was being locked in darkness.
O Master and Father, so quickly become indifferent to Thy handiwork, appoint a term to our penance, deign to bestow on us some last words, while
yet we are able to behold the expanse of the luminous spheres!"
Here, they ask for guidance for the penance they will endure.
"O Souls; you shall be governed by Desire and Necessity; after me, these shall be your masters and your guides. Souls, subjected to my sceptre
which never fails, know that inasmuch as you remain stainless you shall inhabit the regions of the skies. If among you any be found to merit reproach,
they shall inhabit abodes destined to them in mortal organisms. If your faults be light, you shall, delivered from the bond of the flesh, return to
heaven. But if you become guilty of graver crime, if you turn away from the end for which you have been formed, then indeed you shall dwell neither in
heaven nor in human bodies, but thenceforth you shall pass into those of animals without reason."
In this paragraph, we note the hierarchy of existence locked to a planet. First Heaven, then air and skies, then mortal organisms locked in rebirth,
then animals without reason. Here, we find a possible contradiction with the Corpus Hermeticum. In the Corpus, Hermes states that humans cannot pass
to animal nature apart from reason. I say possible contradiction because he then goes on to state that animal nature is comparable to human by
office. In other words, there are lower and higher animals by nature. We are locked into an animal body that then exhibits the animal we are
compared to. If we see his comments in this light, then this is only symbolism for our nature. The book of Enoch makes the same comparisons, as does
the Corpus Hermeticum.
Having thus spoken, O my son Horos, He breathed upon them and said, "It is not according to chance that I have ordained your destiny; if you act
ill, it will be worse; it will be better if your actions are worthy of your birth. It is myself and not another who will be your witness and your
judge. Understand that it is because of your past errors that you are to be punished and shut up in fleshly bodies. In different bodies, as I have
already told you, your re-births will be different. Dissolution shall be a benefit, restoring your former happy condition. But if your conduct be
unworthy of me, your prudence, becoming blinded and guiding you backwards, will cause you to take for good fortune that which is really a
chastisement, and to dread a happier lot as though it were a cruel injury.
The most just among you shall, in their future transformations, approximate to the divine, becoming among men, upright kings, true philosophers,
leaders and legislators, true seers, collectors of salutary plants, cunning musicians, intelligent astronomers, wise augurs, instructed ministrants:
all beautiful and good offices; as among birds are the eagles which pursue not nor devour those of their own kind, and do not permit weaker ones to be
attacked in their presence, because justice is in the nature of the eagle; among quadrupeds, the lion, for he is a strong animal, untamed by slumber,
in a mortal body performing immortal toils, and by nothing tired nor beguiled; among reptiles, the dragon, because he is powerful, living long,
innocent, and a friend of men, allowing himself to be tamed, having no venom, and, leaving old age, approximating to the nature of the Gods; among
fishes, the dolphin, for this creature, taking pity on those who fall into the sea, will carry them to land if they still live, and will abstain from
devouring them if dead, although it is the most voracious of all aquatic animals."
Having spoken these words, God became an Incorruptible Intelligence (i.e., resumed the unmanifest).
The rising and falling nature of mankind is the beast we overcome. Sacrifice of the beast in the temple is symbolism for this process.
After these things, my son Horos, there arose out of the earth an exceeding powerful Spirit, unencumbered with any corporeal envelope, strong in
wisdom, but savage and fearful; although he could not be ignorant of the knowledge he sought, seeing the type of the human body to be beautiful and
august of aspect, and perceiving that the souls were about to enter into their envelopes:
Here, we first hear of a Spirit that will Lord over the new creatures as they enter their new bodies. We can compare this to the Lord of Hosts in the
Bible (Yahweh) and the Snake he made in Genesis 3. Yahweh can be said to be strong in wisdom, savage and fearful; seeking knowledge. All of these
are descriptions of the Snake that Yahweh produced. By this office he holds, we can have the ability to see why the Lord is such a vengeful and
jealous spirit in the Old Testament. If his office is that of a warden, raising men to higher natures (as Helios is said to do with the Cattle and
Sheep in herds), then we have a motive for his actions. Less than a produce of his own fallen nature, we see that his office demands this work of
toil on the soul of the beings inhabiting the host body.
Here is what he says:
In the next post, I will show what he says about man. Are his words true to our current future condition?