Hear you and listen you, O children of KHEM, to the words that I give that shall bring you to Light. You know, O men, that I knew your fathers, aye, your fathers in a time long ago. Deathless have I been through all the ages, living among you since your knowledge began. Leading you upward to the Light of the Great Soul have I ever striven, drawing you from out of the darkness of night.
Know you, O people amongst whom I walk, that I, Thoth, have all of the knowledge and all of the wisdom known to man since the ancient days. Keeper
have I been of the secrets of the great race, holder of the key that leads
into life. Bring up have I been to you, O my children, even from the darkness
of the Ancient of Days. Listen you now to the words of my wisdom. Listen you
now to the message I bring. Hear you now the words I give you, and you shall be raised from the darkness to Light.
Far in the past, when first I came to you, found I you in caves of rocks. Lifted I you by my power and wisdom until you didst shine as men among men. Aye, found I you without any knowing. Only a little were you raised beyond beasts. Fanned I ever the spark of your consciousness until at last you flamed as men.
Now shall I speak to you knowledge ancient beyond the thought of your race. Know you that we of the Great Race had and have knowledge that is more than man's. Wisdom we gained from the star-born races, wisdom and knowledge far beyond man's. Down to us had descended masters of wisdom as far beyond us as I am from you. Listen you now while I give you wisdom. Use it and free you shalt be.
Know you that in the pyramid I builded are the KEYS that shall show you the WAY into life. Aye, draw you a line from the great image I builded, to the apex of the pyramid, built as a gateway. Draw you another opposite in the same angle and direction. Dig you and find that which I have hidden. There shall you find the underground entrance to the secrets hidden before you were men.
Tell you I now of the mystery of cycles that move in movements that are strange to the finite, for infinite are they beyond knowledge of man. Know you that there are nine of the cycles; aye, nine above and fourteen below, moving in harmony to the place of joining that shall exist in the future of time. Know you that the LORDS of the CYCLES are units of consciousness sent from the others to unify THIS with the ALL. Highest are THEY of the consciousness of all the CYCLES, working in harmony with the LAW. Know THEY that in time all will be perfected, having none above and none below, but all ONE in a perfected Infinity, a harmony of all in the ONENESS of ALL.
Deep beneath Earth's surface in the HALLS of AMENTI sit the Seven, the LORDS of the CYCLES, aye, and another, the Lord from below. Yet know you that in Infinity there is neither above nor below. But ever there is and ever shall be ONENESS of ALL when all is complete. Oft have I journeyed to the HALLS of AMENTI. Oft have I stood before the LORDS of the ALL. Oft at the fount of their wisdom have drunken and filled both my body and Soul with their Light.
Spake they to me and told me of cycles and the LAW that gives them the means to exist. Aye, spake to me the LORD of the NINE saying: "O, Thoth, great are you among Earth's children, but mysteries exist of which you know not. You know that you came from a space-time below this and know you shall travel to a space-time beyond. But little you know of the mysteries within them, little you know of the wisdom beyond. Know you that you as a whole in this consciousness are only a cell in the process of growth.
The consciousness below you is ever-expanding in different way from those known to you. Aye, it, though in space-time below you, is ever growing in ways that are different from those that were part of the ways of thine own. For know that it grows as a result of your growth but not in the same way that you didst grow. The growth that you had and have in the present have brought into being a cause and effect. No consciousness follows the path of those before it, else all would be repetition and vain. Each consciousness in the cycle it exists in follows its own path to the ultimate goal. Each plays its part in the Plan of the Cosmos. Each plays its part in the ultimate end. The father the cycle, the greater its knowledge and ability to blend the Law of the whole.
Know you, that you in the cycles below us are working the minor parts of the Law, while we of the cycle that extends to Infinity take of the striving and build greater Law.
Each has his own part to play in the cycles. Each has his work to complete in his way. The cycle below you is yet not below you but formed for a need that exists. For know you that the fountain of wisdom that sends forth the cycles is eternally seeking new powers to gain. You know that knowledge is gained only by practice, and wisdom comes forth only from knowledge, and thus are the cycles created by Law. Means are they for the gaining of knowledge for the Plane of Law that is the Source of the ALL. The cycle below is not truly below but only different in space and in time. The consciousness there is working and testing lesser things than those you are. And know, just as you are working on greater, so above you are those who are also working as you are on yet other laws. The difference that exist between the cycles is only in ability to work with the Law. We, who have being in cycles beyond you, are those who first came forth from the SOURCE and have in the passage through time-space gained ability to use Laws of the Greater that are far beyond the conception of man. Nothing there is that is really below you but only a different operation of Law.
Look you above or look you below, the same shall you find. For all is but part of the Oneness that is at the Source of the Law. The consciousness below you is part thine own as we are a part of thine.
You, as a child had not the knowledge that came to you when you became a man. Compare you the cycles to man in his journey from birth unto death, and see in the cycle below you the child with the knowledge he has; and see you yourself as the child grown older, advancing in knowledge as time passes on. See you, WE, also, the child grown to manhood with the knowledge and wisdom that came with the years. So also, O Thoth, are the cycles of consciousness, children in different stages of growth, yet all from the one Source, the Wisdom, and all to the Wisdom returning again."
Ceased then HE from speaking and sat in the silence that comes to the LORDS. Then again spake HE unto me, saying: "O Thoth, long have WE sat in Amenti, guarding the flame of life in the halls. Yet know, we are still part of our Cycles with our Vision reaching unto them and beyond. Aye, know we that of all, nothing else matters excepting the growth we can gain with our Soul. Know we the flesh is fleeting. The things men count great are nothing to us. The things we seek are not of the body but are only the perfected state of the soul. When you as men can learn that nothing but progress of Soul can count in the end, then truly you are free from all bondage, free to work in a harmony of Law.
Know, O man, you should aim at perfection, for only thus can you attain to the goal. You you should know that nothing is perfect, yet it
should be your aim and your goal." Ceased again the voice of the Nine, and into my consciousness the words had sunk. Now, seek I ever more wisdom that I may be perfect in Law with the ALL. Soon go I down to the Halls of Amenti to live beneath the cold flower of life. You whom I have taught shall nevermore see me. Yet live I forever in the wisdom I taught.
All that man is is because of his wisdom. All that he shall be is the result of his cause.
Listen you, now to my voice and become greater than common man. Lift thine eyes upward, let Light fill your being, be you ever Children of Light. Only by effort shall you grow upward to the plane where Light is the All of the All. Be you the master of all that surrounds you. Never be mastered by the effects of your life. Create then ever more perfect causes and in time shalt you be a Sun of the Light.
Free, let thine soul sour ever upward, free from the bondage and fetters of night. Lift thine eyes to the Sun in the sky-space. For you, let it be a symbol of life. Know that you art the Great Light, perfect in thine own sphere, when you art free. Look not ever into the blackness. Lift up thine eyes to the space above. Free let thine Light flame upward and shalt you be a Child of the LIGHT.