Summary: The Fallen refers to Shaemdiel, the former Chief Arch-Angel of the realms
of Elohim, who was seduced by the cunning words of Yaldabaoth into prideful hostility.
The term also designates those of Shaemdiel’s lineage who chose to support their
father throughout his rebellion against the Elohim. The peak of Shaemdiel’s insurrection
occurred when he and his sons, having taken by force the spirit children of his lineage,
stood forth to battle against the heavenly hosts on the plains of Kuristan (E:9:1-75).
The situation continued to escalate, but was quickly diffused when Ahman arrived
with the Azraella and 30,000 Seraphim (6:2:7-14).
Many of Shaemdiel’s sons abandoned their father’s cause when Ahman offered them the
opportunity (E:9:64). Shaemdiel and those that remained loyal to him were declared
by Ahman as ‘fallen’, and cast out from the realms of Heaven to dwell in the cosmos
of the First Creation on the world of the First Power, where the Demiurgos had established
their dominion (E:9:66-75; 6:2:50-66).
Throughout Shaemdiel’s descent, his Beloved Rutheniel withheld her support and continually
made efforts to ease him out of his bitter thoughts and prideful endeavors (5:5:29-37).
While none of Shaemdiel’s daughters participated in the rebellion or were counted
among the initial group of those considered Fallen, it was determined by Rutheniel
(having been inspired by Mahaleenah) that in order to bridge a future redemption,
it was necessary that the Fallen sons be accompanied by their innocent Beloveds in
their eviction from Heaven. While Shaemdiel and his sons were allowed to believe
their Beloveds were genuinely supportive of the cause, the daughters (and those privy
to the plan) guarded the truth in silence, knowing they would play a crucial role
in the redemption of their fallen Beloveds and their father Shaemdiel (6:2:5-49).
The scriptures reveal how that behind the fall of Shaemdiel moved the subtle, preconceived
designs of The One, who assumes ultimate responsibility for Shaemdiel’s initial meeting
with Yaldabaoth and his subsequent rebellion (5:4:41-63; 1:4:24-41).
The Fallen in the world of the First Power
After arriving in the cosmos of the First Creation, Shaemdiel and his lineage were
promptly met by Yaldabaoth and Jehovah-Yahweh, whereupon terms of service were established
between the Demiurgos and the Fallen. It was during this meeting that Shaemdiel received
from Jehovah-Yahweh, the name ‘Lucifer’ (E:10:1-40; 1:4:31-41).
Descending to the world of the First Power, Shaemdiel was surprised to discover the
existence of evolutionary modern humans dwelling throughout the earth. This was fortuitous
for Shaemdiel as it allowed him the opportunity to go about his original plan of
establishing dispensations of his own and creating a glorified civilization based
on his philosophy of Immediate Recompense (E:11:6-27). Unfortunately for Shaemdiel,
Jehovah-Yahweh had already laid claim to life on earth, including humankind (E:6:1-35).
Thus began a heated conflict between Shaemdiel and Jehovah-Yahweh, each struggling
to establish dominion in the world of the First Power (E:11:28-53; 6:4:3-28). Midst
the competitive efforts of Shaemdiel and Jehovah-Yahweh, a division eventually occurs
among the native humans of earth: those who remained under the frightful rule of
Jehovah-Yahweh (referred to as screelings), and those that heeded the gentle teachings
of Shaemdiel (referred to as the Enoshahim).
Jehovah-Yahweh and the Fallen are unable to come to any peaceful arrangements and
a great battle eventually ensues. Yaldabaoth, the Chief Demiurge, interrupts the
fight and establishes a troubled truce between Shaemdiel and Jehovah-Yahweh. Shaemdiel
was given dominion over the Enoshahim, as well as the sky, rivers, streams and lakes.
Jehovah-Yahweh was given control over the land and sea and everything that lived
therein, except humankind (E:13:1-8; 6:5:38-54).
In the mean time, the Council of Elohim prepares to initiate dispensations of their
own on the world of the First Power (1:8:1-20). When Michael and Sher-el descend
to the earth as Adam and Eve, and begin mingling among the Enoshahim (c. 12,775 BCE),
both the Fallen and the Demiurge are caught by surprise (1:8:21-42; 6:8:1-15). Shaemdiel
and Jehovah-Yahweh both resolve to fight against the Adaam, hoping the Gods and Goddesses
of Elohim will abandon their cause and leave the world of the First Power.
The Redemption of Shaemdiel and the Fallen
According to scripture, Shaemdiel and his sons and daughters are eventually rescued
by Azraella and Rutheniel from the domain of the Demiurge (2:12:1-62). According
to Azrael, the Fallen have since returned to the Elohim and are working out their
redemption. While designs of the Fallen are still playing out on the world of the
First Power, Shaemdiel and his sons are no longer exerting efforts to frustrate the
dispensations of God.
5th Endowment 4:41-63 The fall of Shaemdiel is preconceived by The One
5th Endowment 5:14-79 Early indicators of Shaemdiel’s overzealous pride
Wisdom 15 Ahman converses with Shaemdiel prior to the
eviction of the Fallen
Enlightenment 5 Ahman seeks the counsel of The One concerning the
rebellious deeds of his son
Enlightenment 8:6 - 9:75 An account of events leading up to the conflict on
the plains of Kuristan, Shaemdiel and his sons are declared ‘Fallen’ and cast out
of the realms of Heaven
1st Endowment 4 The One discusses the value of opposition and imperfection,
and reveals details surrounding the fall of Shaemdiel
6th Endowment 2 No daughters are counted among the Fallen – Conflict
on the plains of Kuristan (review) - Mahaleenah speaks to Rutheniel – Rutheniel speaks
to her daughters – The Fallen are ushered from Heaven to the First Cosmos
Consider then the falling down of Shaemdiel, for he being a mighty prince, being
himself Chief Archon did fall from Heaven’s glory; becoming himself cast out, and
many children with him.
For his offense was born of an overzealous pride; which pride caused that he should
act against his quorum as though he alone were wiser; to become himself impatient
and filled with deep contempt against the very Gods which loved him. [...]
And so it was decided the path which we would take, permitting that Shaemdiel should
follow after the pride of his heart; which pride caused that he should seek to war
against the Celestial Kingdom, even as Yaldabaoth did war against Olaha Shinehah;
Having himself been seduced by the dark reasonings of the Lord of Chaos to see in
the glories of the highest realms something paltry and thinly pale; becoming himself
fearful and filled with anger against the workings of Hodos Alea whereby he might
supplant it with another, made of his own devising.
6th Endowment 1:22-23, 29-30
In that day were my sons and daughters divided, and one third did follow the words
of the deceitful one, and with great fury did they rage; upon the plains of Kuristan
did they gather to war against God.
Thus, on the plains of Kuristan, near the city of Mitanni, did all Heaven rise up
with a holy zeal to frustrate the whole of Shaemdiel’s design; and Shaemdiel was
cast from the heavenly place and unto the world beyond all beginnings was he made
1st Endowment 4:18
Now in the falling down of Shaemdiel did many sons follow, being themselves devoted
to the Father they loved, believing in their heart that in Shaemdiel was there found
the surest way whereby the glories of Heaven might be increased beyond measure.
Yet of his daughters did none fall down, having been constrained by their Mother
from the follies of an overzealous pride filled with vain imaginations; finding in
their Mother’s counsel the assurance that even the Fallen might be redeemed; and
this through subtlety, guided by the light of love.
6th Endowment 2:5-6
Consider then that among the Fallen are there no women to be counted, for the daughters
of Rutheniel have chosen well to cleave to God, even against their Father’s wishes;
that in the doing of what is right they might prove a benefit in reaching forth to
6th Endowment 2:28
And though Shaemdiel believed fully within himself that he has set hard his heart
against us, yet is he made already within to bring to pass the subtleties of my will
concerning that world which lies beyond all beginnings.
For through the eyes of Shaemdiel are we made to see continually the workings of
the Demiurge, that in this epiphenomenon of good and evil there might arise the beginning
of many new souls, which thing would cause to be added glory upon glory, even worlds
1st Endowment 4:39-40
Yet shall I forget not the Fallen which came from the midst of me, to abandon forever
the children of light; for how shall a father forsake the son of his loins; or again,
how shall a mother forget the suckling child?
For from my hand have I caused to shine the greatest power of all, even the power
of redemption; for I am he who drew from the darkness light, who brought forth out
of chaos order and purpose.
Let us therefore frustrate further the dread Yaldabaoth, to take from his grasp the
very Fallen which once did dwell in Heaven, for even Shaemdiel would I set free of
all his sin, to release him from the darkness which he himself created through an
overzealous pride filled with a hurtful ego.
Thus shall you place before him the path which leads to repentance and sure redemption;
which path even you must devise through deep and subtle movings, weaving through
the events of ages yet to come that path which would bring him quick before you,
whereby you might heal him of all his hurt and anger.