Man has but one ancestor, who shall forever remain nameless.
As He is man's first father, He is known as the
Creator. As He is of Infinite Infiniteness He is
called the Absolute. As He conceived first the Great
Goddess of Wisdom, who gave Him the Divine Child,
He is called the Lord.
Now the Great Goddess of Wisdom was not of mankind
at first, but took form as a snake. One day gazing
upon the world she had the idea of it being an egg
and entwined herself around it. Through such maternal
instincts love was born into wisdom and the Child
responded, and hatched from the World Egg. He was
first man but did not know it. Instead he searched
the heavens for his true home.
The Creator looked upon the scene from his distant
abode, but was not troubled. The Great Goddess was
troubled, and shed her form becoming a female. After
practising three designs she called upon the Child.
Then the Child knew the truth of destiny but was
too late to return, as the World Egg had hatched
new creatures who sought dominion over his likeness.
So matrimony with the Goddess gave him new life,
and for each of her three designs they conceived
seven men. Then they taught each of their brood
a skill, that they may be supreme in their art and
so establish dominion over their own world. The
first became a king, the second a wise man, the
third a magician, the fourth a mediator, the fifth
a lawyer, the sixth a poet and the seventh a builder.
They became reborn anew on the world, defeated their
enemies and became man's original ancestors.
The Creator looked upon the scene from His distant
abode, and intervened for the first time.
"Man must realise his true destiny lies with me,"
He said to the Goddess and the Divine Child. "To
stop him revering his ancestors and not us ~ his
true family ~ I will limit his duration. Let him
exist for four hundred and ninety times only. Then
shall he learn his true nature, else I will banish
him from any part of my domain. But I will grant
him my fiery essence to light him through the darkness
of his sevenfold existence. Just as a candle, he
can provide his own light until after a day he is
all burnt up and must await for his wax to be refashioned.
Then his sevenfold ancestry can rekindle his flame."
The Goddess and the Divine Child agreed with Creator,
and He acknowledged their agreement.
"Man will not have to suffer my further indulgences,
lest he refuses persistently to heed my words. I
decree that he will only know me after he has known
you both so you can share his leadership between
you. After his every day you can see the brightness
in his ray, and refashion him accordingly."
And the mother and child gave thanks, and the Creator
gathered new titles through His speech of lawful
intention which the trinity wish you to remember.
He had become the Lord of the Seven Rays and Lord
of the Seven Days, and He was still the Absolute.