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The Emerald Tablets ~ Tablet #2. The Halls of Amenti.

Deep in Earth's heart lie the Halls of Amenti,

far 'neath the islands of sunken Atlantis,

Halls of the Dead and halls of the living,

bathed in the fire of the infinite ALL.

Far in a past time, lost in the space time,

the Children of Light looked down on the world.

Seeing the children of men in their bondage,

bound by the force that came from beyond.

Knew they that only by freedom from bondage could man ever rise from the Earth to the Sun.

Down they descended and created bodies,

taking the semblance of men as their own.

The Masters of everything said after their forming:

"We are they who were formed from the space-dust,

partaking of life from the infinite ALL;

living in the world as children of men,

like and yet unlike the children of men."

Then for a dwelling place, far 'neath the earth crust,

blasted great spaces they by their power,

spaces apart from the children of men.

Surrounded them by forces and power,

shielded from harm they the Halls of the Dead.

Side by side then, placed they other spaces,

filled them with Life and with Light from above.

Builded they then the Halls of Amenti,

that they might dwell eternally there,

living with life to eternity's end.

Thirty and two were there of the children,

sons of Lights who had come among men,

seeking to free from the bondage of darkness those who were bound by the force from beyond.

Deep in the Halls of Life grew a flower, flaming,

expanding, driving backward the night.

Placed in the center, a ray of great potence, Life giving, Light giving, filling with power all who came near it.

Placed they around it thrones, two and thirty,

places for each of the Children of Light,

placed so that they were bathed in the radiance,

filled with the Life from the eternal Light.

There time after time placed they their first created bodies so that they might by filled with the Spirit of Life.

One hundred years out of each thousand must the Life-giving Light flame forth on their bodies.

Quickening, awakening the Spirit of Life.

There in the circle from aeon to aeon,

sit the Great Masters,

living a life not known among men.

There in the Halls of Life they lie sleeping;

free flows their Soul through the bodies of men.

Time after time, while their bodies lie sleeping,

incarnate they in the bodies of men.

Teaching and guiding onward and upward,

out of the darkness into the light.

There in the Hall of Life, filled with their wisdom,

known not to the races of man, living forever 'neath the cold fire of life, sit the Children of Light.

Times there are when they awaken,

come from the depths to be lights among men,

infinite they among finite men.

He who by progress has grown from the darkness,

lifted himself from the night into light,

free is he made of the Halls of Amenti,

free of the Flower of Light and of Life.

Guided he then, by wisdom and knowledge,

passes from men, to the Master of Life.

There he may dwell as one with the Masters,

free from the bonds of the darkness of night.

Seated within the flower of radiance sit seven Lords from the Space-Times above us,

helping and guiding through infinite Wisdom,

the pathway through time of the children of men.

Mighty and strange, they,

veiled with their power,

silent, all-knowing,

drawing the Life force,

different yet one with the children of men.

Aye, different, and yet One with the Children of Light.

Custodians and watchers of the force of man's bondage,

ready to loose when the light has been reached.

First and most mighty,

sits the Veiled Presence, Lord of Lords,

the infinite Nine,

over the other from each the Lords of the Cycles;

Three, Four, Five, and Six, Seven, Eight,

each with his mission, each with his powers,

guiding, directing the destiny of man.

There sit they, mighty and potent,

free of all time and space.

Not of this world they,

yet akin to it,

Elder Brothers they,

of the children of men.

Judging and weighing,

they with their wisdom,

watching the progress of Light among men.

There before them was I led by the Dweller,