- (Book of Saphah: Se'moin 56) A'ji
(Gau), semi-dark. There are places in the firmament of heaven not all
light, nor yet all dark. Ar'ji (Poit). When the earth passeth through
A'ji (Panic), it aggregateth and groweth. An abundance of Dar'ji in
the firmament giveth a cold year upon the earth (Kii). In the years of
Ar'jon mortals became warriors. Now it came to pass that for seven
hundred years the earth encountered not Ha'ji (Chine), and war ceased
on the earth, and men were gentle, and killed not any living thing.
Out of A'ghi maketh Jehovih a new world. Save your prophets understand
A'ji, they can not tell what the next year will be. Let man build
consecrated chambers in my temples that my spirits in heaven may come
and explain Ha'jhon, and they shall be provided against famine and
pestilence (Algonquin). The foolish man knoweth not A'jon, for mortals
can not see him.
- (God's Book of Eskra 11:4-5) As a'ji driveth the weak angels of
heaven to seek a lower field, so doth it on earth drive polluted
nations to war and to avarice and to death.
5. When yet but the second shower of a dozen years had fallen, mortals
in many nations of the earth rushed into war. And even the Faithists
began to clamor for kings and standing armies, with great captains and
generals, to lead them on to mortal dominion. (Book of Divinity
13:16-18) And in eleven days thereafter, behold, a'ji began to fall on
heaven and earth. The belt of meteoris gave up its stones, and showers
of them rained down on the earth, and the sun became as a red ball of
fire, and remained so for one hundred and sixty-six years. And the
peoples of Arabin'ya and Vindyu and Jaffeth fell from holiness; the
Zarathustrians gave up celibacy by hundreds of thousands, and married,
and begot children in great numbers; many women giving birth to twenty
and some even to five and twenty children. And some men were the
fathers of seventy children, and not a few even of a hundred. And the
Zarathustrians, even the Faithists with the mark of circumcision, went
and married with the mongrels, and they with the druks, so that the
foundations of caste were broken up.
17. So great was the power of a'ji that even the I'hins oft broke
their vows and lived clandestinely with the world's people, begetting
offspring in great numbers, not eligible to enter their sacred cities.
And yet mortals saw not the a'ji; saw their cities and temples as it
were, sinking in the ground; but they sank not; it was the a'ji
falling and condensing.
18. Jehovih had said: What I give that groweth the corpor, inspireth
man to corpor; what I give that groweth the es, inspireth man to es.
And in the days of a'ji, neither angels or men can enthuse mortals
with spiritual things, only they that are organically grown in spirit
- (Book of Divinity 15:8-10) With this possibility created He His
creations: that the earth giveth away of its substance into
atmospherea hundreds of years; and the fields become barren, and
produce not; and certain animals become barren and produce not, and
their races go out of existence. And He created man subject to the
same forces; and when the earth is in the giving-off period, behold,
man ceaseth to desire of the earth; he crieth out to his Father in
heaven for the light of heaven.
9. With this possibility created the Creator the earth and the heavens
above the earth: a time for the earth to give off its substance, the
which flieth upward hundreds of years; and a time for the earth to
receive from the atmosphere, surcharged from the regions far away, an
addition of substance, for hundreds of years. And when it is thus
receiving, it is called the time of a'ji, because that which falleth (condenseth)
10. When a'ji cometh upon the earth, the drujas come also. The days of
the darkness of earth are their delight; their harvest is in the rich
falling a'ji; it suiteth their laziness and their inclination to bask
about. They become in those days like an over-fed animal; and to their
masters, the false Gods, they become worthless, for they derive their
sustenance without labor. A'ji is their delight; but they are also
like a foolish man drinking wine with delight, who continueth till his
delight turneth to madness. So the drujas feast and disobey their
masters; and then they become boisterous and unruly, full of disorder
and evil intent, defiant, believing themselves to be Gods and
Goddesses. Like a beggar with a pocket full of money, who lacketh
discipline and determineth to glut his passions to the fill, so is it
with the drujas in the time of a'ji.
- (Book of Cosmogony and Prophecy 13:9) Thus, suppose a grade to run below thirty-three, but not as low
as twenty-two, and such a people fall under a'ji for a period of
sixty-six years, or even more, war, destruction, death and lust will
come upon that people. But suppose the same fall of a'ji come upon a
people graded above thirty-three, to sixty-six, war and intellect,
with oratory, music and remarkable men of genius will result. But, to
carry it still further, the same fall of a'ji coming on a people above
sixty-six, they will manifest in multitudinous Lords, Gods and
in superstitions, rites and ceremonies, which will all more or less
pertain to sexualisms.
(Book of Saphah Se'moin 57) Ji'ay (Panic). Ji'ya (Gau).
Semi-light. There are three places in the firmament, light and
semi-dark. The fourth is Corpor. Thus, ether, the most rarified place;
Ji'ay, the second place, less rarefied; A'ji, the third place
(nebulous places in the firmament), and fourth, the corporeal worlds.
As out of the ether I make A'ji, so out of Jy'ay make I corpor. (Kii.)
Hy'ghi (Chine). Beware of evil spirits in the time of Jy'ay, for they
shall train the corporeal senses of men to believe they lived before.
(Book of Cosmogony and Prophecy 8:1-2) Let ethe stand as one;
ji'ay as two; a'ji as three, and corpor as four. To ethe give motion
one hundred, or ninety-nine (as the case may be); to corpor give zero,
that is, no motion (of itself); to ji'ay give sixty-six; to a'ji give
2. Ethe, being the time of light, is named dan; ji'ay, the time of
fevers, epidemics, plagues; and a'ji the time of wars, dashing forth
with power and grasping; mi, the earth being the subject. (Book of
Divinity 9:3) And men's minds and hearts took after the nature of the
corporeal world, losing sight of Ormazd and His heavenly promises, and
they bethought them of the desires of earth, and of the pleasures of
flesh-life. Now during ji'ay there fell perpetual atmospherean
substance on the earth, and it was of the nature and kind of substance
of which the earth is made, but atmospheric, and this is that which is