The Battle of Xanjipoorah
Yaldabaoth probes the Surinatha, seeking passage into Heaven – The Koshendai give
alarm, the armies of Light gather – All Gods and Goddesses go to Olaha Shinehah to
give comfort – The Darkness pierces the veils of Kathis to stand before the Light
– Yaldabaoth and Azraella exchange words – The Demiurge attack in the regions of
Xanjipoorah – Light and Darkness battle – Mahaleenah and Cherubim hold the Darkness
at bay – Though outnumbered, the Azraella matches move for move – Eight days of vicious
battle – Azraella tells Mahaleenah to retreat as rehearsed – Mahaleenah retreats
with her legions to Gilliahmas – Jehovah-Yahweh and two brothers follow after Mahaleenah
– Armies of the Demiurge divide: Jehovah claims Mahaleenah for himself – Yaldabaoth
intensifies his attack on the Azraella – Azraella retreats as planned to the Rift
of Korisedrah, Yaldabaoth eagerly pursues – Michael watches through the Tael, the
retreat of both the Ahgendai
1 And the Darkness swiftly gathered, to press itself against the boundaries of Surinatha,
which Surinatha is a sphere of light which does encompass even all the cosmos which
surrounds Olaha Shinehah and the Celestial Kingdom all together; being itself the
boundary which would hide within its brightness the boundless and eternal.
2 And from out of the depths of evil did the Lord of Chaos step forth to strike
against the sphere, against the Surinatha, to breach the light which outward shined,
permitting that he and all his dreadful hosts might pass unhindered into the realms
3 Thus did Yaldabaoth call forth the dimensions at his command to forge the fractals
into a key to turn the hidden prime, and with cunning insight he set himself before
the task, probing here and probing there, ever seeking to find the passage which
would yield and let him pass; even he with all his armies to storm the realms of
4 Yet while he searched and deeply probed, there was heard throughout the Heavens
a deep and great alarm, for the Koshendai did send out a quick alarm filled with
sudden dread; causing that from out of the Koliahmas should come the Azraella fit
for war and fearsome battle; having beside him his one and only Daughter; and behind
the two there quickly gathered the armies of the Light.
5 And in a place made foreordained they stood and in the stillness waited, every
legion quietly calm, every warrior ready, each in thought most fierce resolved to
meet the Lord of Doom and turn aside the flood, to cast it far away.
6 Now throughout the kingdoms of the Light did even all know of the coming of Yaldabaoth
and all his armies with him; seeking at the Surinatha to find therein a passage,
and in the finding cause that there should pour into the cosmos wherein the Heavens
dwelt, a flood of utter darkness filled with hateful rage.
7 For this cause did all the Gods and Goddesses and all the Lords of glory throughout
all the Seven Councils of Light, even they – none excepting, went swiftly unto Olaha
Shinehah to give comfort and encouragement to all the worlds therein.
8 Knowing beforehand that many would prove themselves most fearful and filled with
constant dread, being themselves haunted by memories of long ago when Yaldabaoth
first made war, to break in pieces the worlds of Olaha Shinehah, to cast them into
9 Thus in the day of shadows, Darkness crept within, pushing, seeping, inward creeping
into the realms of Light; sweeping aside the veils of Kathis, until there stood before
the Azraella, a vast and darksome horde; swarming, storming, fiercely bristling,
most eager for a fight.
10 Ten mighty armies, each commanded by a dreadful lord, facing down the Azraella
contempt behind their eyes, each convinced and full persuaded that they must surely
win; for in numbers did they exceed the armies of the Ahgendai, and at their head
there fiercely moved the very Lord of Doom.
11 And between the armies of the Darkness and the armies of the Light there fell
a mighty hush; and in the quietness did Yaldabaoth deeply stir, to shake the very
Heavens, to rouse himself to speak, shouting out across the distance in a voice which
loudly boomed, saying:
12 “I have returned O Azraella, and these my minions with me. How then shall you
stand against me, for I am mighty and made as many, having at my command a vast and
troubling swarm which even now would sweep you from the field, to become yourself
as chaff before a bitter wind.
13 What say you now, O Azraella? What power shall save you seeing that even now
I am made greater than all your might? How then shall you stand against so many,
seeing that the very Gods have left you here alone with none but these paltry few
to stand beside you?
14 Yield therefore and save yourself, for shame and death await you, and oblivion
shall be your grave; and in the ages yet to come, none be found to speak your name
or fair remember, when here you struggled against the night and in the shadows fell.
15 Who then shall sing your song, or speak of all your glory? And you, O Azraella,
shall be as unremembered beneath the weight of time, and only shadows and broken
ruin shall mark the place where now you stand; and in the marching of the aeons,
in the turning of the wheel, you shall be forgotten and all the Heavens with you.”
16 Then did Yaldabaoth roar with vicious glee, and the armies of the Demiurge did
hiss and howl with great delight, causing that the regions of Olaha Shinehah should
wobble and stagger in moving the great Eternal Round; filling the worlds of the Telestial
and Terrestrial Kingdoms with a stark and sudden dread.
17 For great was the power of that dark and fearsome tide which stood against the
Light, for the dimensions at their command did assault with dreadful force against
the realms of Heaven; bending beneath the weight of all their numbers the primes
of Kadasarooya; causing that the armies of the Light should strain within the slip,
most eager to force an end.
18 But the Azraella stood most calmly forth and raising up his hand, the armies
of the Demiurge grew quiet and filled again with stillness, and the Lord of Light
spoke, saying: “Hail, dark brother, from me to thee fair greetings.
19 Long have I waited for you to come and renew our close relation. Why then these
dreadful threats, why all these dark intentions? Why such unfriendly hurtful postures?
Why threaten me with death? For words alone are not enough for you to win the day.
20 And though this moment I seem outnumbered, still have I sufficient to defend
the golden realm, to guard it well from dark destruction. For victory is given first
to the one who proves most daring, being in ourselves most firm resolved to withstand
the weight of all your forces which stand arrayed against us.
21 What then dark brother are we to do? For if today you came to speak, then let
us fair embrace. But if instead you wish a war, then let us now press on. For now
my ears are tired and weary of all your boastful prattle.”
22 Thus spoke the Azraella, while in the Deep there quietly watched both The One
and Areta together. And The One spoke to his Beloved: “The plan is set and traps
made ready, and now the fearsome struggle; that from this pain might come rebirth
and all things good shall seem as new and made most brightly shining.”
23 Now in the regions of Xanjipoorah did the armies of Darkness array themselves
against the armies of Light, and Yaldabaoth hearing the words of Azraella, became
himself disgusted and filled with hurtful spite, and giving forth his dread command
the Demiurge leaped forth to battle.
24 Ten dark lords of fierce demeanor, ten vast armies leaping across to the field;
acting as one they charged ahead to strike against the Light; their weapons keen,
their hearts made eager to wreak a mighty havoc.
25 And immediately did the Azraella and the Daughter take hold their fierce command,
to meet with firm resolve the onslaught of utter doom; for the Father and his Daughter
did lead the hosts of glory; to lead them into battle, standing themselves in the
foremost rank to meet the darkness face to face.
26 Now to Mahaleenah was there given command over some 300,000 of the Cherubim,
fit for war and fearsome battle; and those did fly over the irksome horde, unleashing
a hail of arrows; which arrows were most curiously made, causing that whensoever
an arrow should pierce the enemy, even that enemy would go captive into the dark
27 But the Azraella commanded by himself alone some 80,000 of the Seraphim, each
holding in their hands a brightly burning sword, and beside the Seraphim there moved
in silent ranks the might and fury of the Oggaliaphim; being numbered themselves
some 7,000 entities of flaming countenance which did strike terror into the heart
of darkness; causing that the enemy should shake and tremble, to face so strange
28 Greatly struggled the Darkness against the Light, each pushing against the other
looking for a weakness; move and countermove, reckless charging and desperate defense,
each side pressing hard against the other in the regions of Xanjipoorah, striking
here, feinting there, shocking fury upon shocking fury, while the Heavens held their
29 And Yaldabaoth, seeing the light of Azraella shining brightly in the fray, did
direct with eager zeal the masses of all his horde, seeking by weight of numbers
to crush the hope of God and all the Heavens with him; charging even all his minions
to win the day or be themselves consumed.
30 But there flew above the armies of Yaldabaoth the Cherubim of Mahaleenah, striking
here and there with anxious heart to hold back the bitter flood, casting down upon
the foe the rain of many arrows; sending into the dark Abyss a great many of the
31 For in the directing of the Cherubim did the Daughter prove a wise commander,
holding firm with cool resolve; speaking out above the din of battle, saying:
32 “Yonder stands my Father,
the foe he holds at bay,
so let us dare and hold not
and we shall win the day.
33 Press on, press on, do not relent,
for we shall never yield,
against the foe we
must strike hard,
and sweep them from the field.
34 Come my darlings and prove your strength,
let swift your arrows fly,
let fall the
rain upon the foe,
as lightning from the sky.
35 Behold my Father bravely stands
with Seraphim by his side,
with firm resolve,
he stems the fearsome tide.
36 So fight my darling beauties,
let strength your heart take wing;
keep high your
spirit and hold not back,
and make the Heavens ring.
37 Sound the trump and sally forth
and hope your shield shall be,
hold your ground
and press the fight,
turn back this darksome sea.
38 Press on, press on, press nobly on,
for we shall never yield,
against the foe we
must strike hard
and sweep them off the field.”
39 In this manner did Mahaleenah sing throughout the Tael, causing that the Cherubim
should fight with cold efficiency, unleashing down upon the foe a deluge of stinging
arrows; yet for all their noble valor, many of the Cherubim did fall from the airs
above, becoming themselves most sorely wounded by the weapons of the Demiurge.
40 Yet did the Cherubim fight to retrieve the wounded, to carry them back to safety,
to return again themselves to the foremost place of battle, and there continue on
in fighting beside their Mahaleenah, for the Daughter did fight with sword and shield;
cutting, slashing, fiercely striving to sweep the enemy from before her.
41 Never yielding or relenting, but striving on and on, pushing, holding, standing
firm, then pushing hard again; fighting on with great resolve though she herself
was wounded; yet on and on she fiercely fought never giving ground, facing down the
enemy which sought her quick destruction.
42 But in the center of the greatest conflict, where good and evil clashed, Yaldabaoth
pressed his armies against the legions of Azraella, threatening here, charging there,
seeking to overwhelm; probing, maneuvering, always seeking to outflank the Light
43 Yet move for move the Azraella matched, though he himself was sore outnumbered,
leading against the Demiurge one charge upon another; turning, clashing, brightly
flashing, deftly spinning midst the fray, causing that the very Demiurge should prove
themselves confused and uncertain when facing Azraella.
44 Thus in the center of the battle, a maelstrom of rage and hurt and fierce resolve
did boil and seethe within the dread engagement; for eight days the battle raged
with many sorely wounded, and there came through the Tael the voice of Azraella,
speaking to the Daughter, saying:
45 “Now my Daughter, as we rehearsed, you must now depart. Gather unto yourself
therefore even all the Cherubim, and to these shall I assign a legion of the Seraphim,
and with these must you quick away.
46 For the armies of Yaldabaoth are far too great in number and their strength must
we divide. Retreat therefore with all your forces to the regions of Gilliahmas, which
region lies across the mighty Chasm near the world of Jeruel.
47 Only in your passing flash brightly forth and draw attention to your leaving,
causing that the Demiurge should believe that you retreat in fear and chaos; and
there shall leap forth to follow after you even one third of all Yaldabaoth’s forces,
being eager to give you chase and seize a victory of their own.
48 So fly my child as we rehearsed and let us divide the armies of Yaldabaoth, for
even I shall soon retreat; causing that Yaldabaoth should quick give chase, to follow
me with dread intent wherever I should lead him.
49 For cunning plans have I set forth, deep and made unseen, causing that the very
Demiurge should find themselves in desperate places, unable to use the vastness of
their numbers; becoming themselves hemmed in on every side by dimensions ill perceived
by all the lords of doom.”
50 And hearing the words of her Father, Mahaleenah commanded quick the trumpet blast,
peeling out above the roar of battle, the anthem of retreat; which anthem did alert
even all the Cherubim and immediately did they all leap after the Daughter, to follow
wherever she might lead; and with them flew a legion of the Seraphim, being themselves
51 Like a bolt of fiery lightning, they flashed across the Deep, causing that Jehovah
himself should look to see; and espying in the vanguard of those which seemed to
flee a woman dressed for war, bearing upon her arm and in her hand both sword and
shield, he did most dark remember.
52 And with a roar and a hiss he called unto his brethren closest to him, and there
leaped at once to follow: Jehovah-Yahweh, Emanu-Elish and Dagon-Erat, and with them
leaped the armies at their command; racing quickly after the Daughter which seemed
to flee in fear.
53 And Jehovah commanded fiercely against his brothers, saying: “The woman you see
alone is mine, therefore leave her unto me; for I would finish what once she started
and bring her down in ruin, for I would avenge myself against her.”
54 Thus did Emanu-Elish and Dagon-Erat yield the prize to Jehovah, being themselves
in fear of him; and with fierce intent they followed after the Cherubim, perchance
to overtake, hoping each within themselves to win a victory all their own against
the very Gods.
55 Seeing therefore all these things, the Azraella did smile in the midst of terrible
battle, to see for himself the armies of the Demiurge divide and quick give chase;
and to his Father and Mother he spoke through the Tael, saying:
56 “It has begun, this dance of mine: step and counterstep, move and countermove.
One small move to another added. And behind the whole of my design turns still another
turning; to reveal to me even all those who would become to me as offspring, to create
forever the generations of the Ahgendai.”
57 Now when the forces of Mahaleenah were drawn back to the regions of Gilliahmas,
even then did Yaldabaoth press all the harder against the Azraella, sending against
the Seraphim and the Oggaliaphim one division after another; battalion following
battalion, brigade after brigade, charging into the ranks of Azraella like the waves
of an endless sea, lashing out against the Light which stood against the Darkness.
58 And many of the Seraphim became themselves most sorely wounded in the midst of
fearsome battle, yet even though they themselves were sore beset, still would the
wounded not cease to fight or give to Darkness a single inch of ground, but continued
on beside their comrades filled with good resolve.
59 Swords and shields like thunder clashing,
darkness raged against the light,
holding firm with all his might.
60 And when there came that certain moment which he had foreordained, Azraella gave
command and loudly blew the trumpet blast which shook the Heavens round; and in an
instant did the army of Light flee itself away; rushing in a great retreat to a place
called the Rift of Korisedrah.
61 For there would Azraella seek advantage against the massive forces of the Demiurge,
to press them hard within the Rift; causing that Yaldabaoth should be unable to mass
the sum of all his might against the Light of God.
62 Seeing therefore the sudden retreat of Azraella, Yaldabaoth roared in great delight,
believing himself the victor and filled with boastful pride, even though in the battle
of Xanjipoorah the Demiurge did lose among themselves some one million of the Doud
which were cast into the great Abyss.
63 And in a mighty leap did Yaldabaoth pursue with haste, even he with all his armies;
flashing fiercely in the Deep to press his dark advantage; pursuing with most eager
heart, following after the Azraella where ever he should lead him.
64 But there watched throughout the Tael, even Michael the Chief Archon of all the
Elohim; and seeing first the retreat of Mahaleenah and then the withdrawal of Azraella,
even he proved most dismayed; and reaching throughout the Tael he sent an urgent
65 And in Olaha Shinehah the Father heard, even Ahman the Father of All, and through
the Tael did he reach forth to touch the heart of Michael; and quickly did they confer
among themselves concerning the things which they should do.