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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Shemtov » 02 Jun 2019 04:43

The next half of that Homily, that talks about Noah:
41. And Adam lived for a century and a millennium passed. 42.And the sons of Adam corrupted themselves, killing animals for food and drinking wine 43. (For the Prince of Lies had scattered the seeds of the wine-vine throughout the world.) 44. And they worshiped the Prince of Lies, and the angels that drove out Adam as deities besides me. 45. So I sent a soul named Noah to be born and rebuke them. 46. But they did not listen to him, and mocked him and his families. 47. So I told him to build an ark, and take his wife and three sons and their wives on board, 48. And all animals, to service him. 49. He did so, and I promised him that the earth will grow plants afterwards, but the wine-vine will be gone. 49. And he prostrated himself, and boarded the ark, and I sent a deluge, 50. Drowning all corrupt sons of Adam, 51. And quenching the fire that consumed where I made Adam. 52. The deluge was finished, and Noah went to the land where Adam was made, and called it Ta'or 53. (Meaning "Chosen [land]" in the divine language) 54. And he and his sons feasted on the first Saturday night, as Adam did. 55. And he grew vines saying: "These will not get me drunk, so eating them will rectify the sin of Adam. 56. But the Prince of Lies approached him and said "So says Theos, 57 Who I am an angel of, 58. Your thoughts are correct, and I must teach you how to make the grape juice sweet beyond sweet." 59. But Noah refused saying "Maybe you are the Liar, and this will make the juice into wine." 60. And the Liar laughed: "Who heard of such a thing?" 61. And five years passed, and every day the Liar came to Noah. 62. So he [Noah] said: "If you are the Prince of Lies, would you not have given up? 63. Woe to me, for I refused the messenger of Theos. 64. Teach me this method." So the Liar taught him. 65. And I was patient with him, hoping he would realize he was making wine. 66. But he did not realize, and made wine and drank it. 67 And the Prince of Lies said:So says Theos, 68. Now that sweet juice has been made, I desire a sacrifice of a lamb. 69. As Noah was drunk, he listened. 70. And I sent an angel to his sons "Your father has sinned! 71. Take this dew and pour it over his eyes to restore him to his senses." And they did so. 72. And Noah said "Woe to me! 73. Will Theos forgive again? 74. But I spoke to my angels: "A Decree! 75. I will create an uncorruptible soul to guide the sons of Adam and Noah, 76. And I will look into the future, and make in the same instant [as the soul] my Logos, a book, the Theologos." 77. And I had Adam come out of his grave and come to Noah. 78 So Noah said: "Woe to me! 79. Father Adam is here to drag me down to the grave". 79. I spoke to them: "Not so, 80. For have created an uncorruptible soul to guide the sons of both of you, 81. And I have looked into the future, and made in the same instant [as the soul] my Logos, a book, the Theologos. 82. And the soul will come down five times, and on the fifth time my Logos, a book, the Theologos will be with him. 83. And every time he is on Earth, you two will be reincarnated to help him. 84 Except for the first time, so he may reign at first alone" 85. So the two of them bowed. 86 And Adam returned to his grave and Noah lived another century. 87. Thus, a new order was established: That of the Chosen Soul, and my Logos, a book, the Theologos.
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Shemtov » 14 Jun 2019 04:28

Another Homily of the Theologos, "The Prohibition of Meat" (not sure which number):
1 A Homily from Theos, of his Logos, the Theologos: 2.Listeners and readers who believe! Hearken to my command 3. Do not harm any animal; do not cause them pain. 4. Do not cause any pain to them, [even when] they work for you. 5. For such they have been set aside: To bear the burden of mankind. 6. But not to Kill! 7. Who would be so cruel to hurt animals, who indeed possess feelings? 8. And who would eat their meat, when they are dead? 9. Do not be so cruel to kill them, unless they threaten you. 10. And even then, do not eat the meat [so] cruelty will not enter you. 11. And lust for flesh. 12. Causing you to kill animals, 13. Which is like murder, 14. For animals have feelings, 15. And causing the death any such creation is murder. 16. And eating their meat is like imbibing alcohol, 17. Causing confusion. 18. Even if you do not feel it, it is spiritual confusion. 19. I created you, so I know you will say: 20. "How can meat be forbidden? 21 Why does it taste so good to us" 22. But this is but a test.23. I created you, so I know you will say: 24. "Did not Mikhon and Yiseryel, who you say are the chosen soul command sacrifices?" 25. Far from it! 26. Mikhon's children entered dire straits in the days of Orikhalkos. 27. So Fotopuros was attracted after meat, and sacrifices.28. And Yiseryel preached against it. 29. But his helper were assassinated, and it was covered up. 30. And part of it was to add sacrifices. 31. The words are corrupted! 32. Hearken to my command. 33. And you will be blessed on the day of judgement 34. The day when the Liar is defeated. 35. The day when the Chosen is victorious. 36. The day of Righteousness. 37. Hearken to my command! 38. Then you will not have to fear on that day.
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Shemtov » 16 Sep 2019 20:57

Another religious movement, which is loosely- very loosely- inspired by Mormonism, though only via the idea of LDS's D&C and Books of Abraham and Moses in The Pearl of Great Price, is Aslanism.
It was started by a "settled" Man of Theos named Aslan, who, given his namesake, gave much attention to The Book of Ta'or, which, despite the name, mostly revolves around the Saint Aslan, who was the ancestor of Mikhon, and was heir to Ta'or's Monotheistic settlement where the Yonataorans later settled (Note that the Book of Ta'or is a depaganazation of an oral, legendary history of the non-Greeks living in Ta'oria before Mikhon arrived, modified to connect with Mikhon, by saying he was "destined" to return to Ta'oria, given his patrilineal line was Ta'orian, not Greek, as the modifications after the depaganazation claimed.). This later Aslan was stricken by the fact his "settlement" was on a stream in the north of the Ta'oria Province, and the Book of Ta'or mentions how Aslan's pursuers were struck sick by Theos after crossing a stream in the same area, when he recovered Ta'or's head from the the latter's murderer, Skutias, so it may be buried with the rest of his body.

The later Aslan (from here on MoT Aslan- for Man of Theos- as opposed to St. Aslan) claimed that it was the same stream, and later claimed prophecy, saying he was also a descendant of St. Aslan, and that he would offer the Mikhonians an "extra covenant" to increase their standing in the afterlife. MoT Aslan said that based on a verse in The Book of Timotheos, those men that joined this extra covenant would be resurrected as a fighting force to help The Chosen in the End War (their wives would arise, too), and that they (and their wives) would afterward be immortal. To enter the covenant, one had to offer a Sacrifice on MoT Aslan's altar, and be "baptized" in the stream by those appointed by MoT Aslan. MoT Aslan would appoint them by taking those he had "baptized" himself and touching their forehead with an ungloved right hand. His right hand had to be gloved, unless with Theos' permission, as it was imbued with "the living spirit of The Covenant of St. Aslan", and he claimed to be able to preform miracles with it.Those in the extra covenant had to live on the settlement, and be buried right outside it. They could only leave for "special" circumstances, and had to hear the weekly"reading of Mikhonic Covenant Scripture" on the day of the week MoT Aslan chose that week, from MoT Aslan himself. They also had to celebrate extra feast days, and fast on the day MoT Aslan claimed St. Aslan died, and all meat they ate had to be sacrificial. Their children were given opportunity to adopt "standard Mikhonic life" or be "Baptized" when reaching majority. When MoT Aslan was to die, he was to remove his glove and press it to his successor's right hand, passing "the spirit" to him.

MoT Aslan codified these in an evolving book called The Book Of The Covenants and Commands of St. Aslan. He also claimed to have found buried in the settlement, three "Testimonies" The Testimony of St. Aslan , The Testimony of Mikhon and The Testimony of Yiseryel , as he taught that Yiseryel was but a herald of MoT Aslan, whose mention of an "Extra Covenant" was severely misinterpreted by both the King an Yiseryel's followers. He also established his movement soon after the death of Tasimon, and produced The Account of the Fall of Tasimon , which claimed Tasimon was supposed to be another herald but was tested by "The Prince of Lies", which drove him to "write blasphemies" instead of taking his actual role.
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by eldin raigmore » 17 Sep 2019 01:39

Kinda realistic-ish or realism-simulating. Verisimilitude, in other words. —— Creative, too!
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Shemtov » 17 Sep 2019 08:09

Note that The Account of the Fall of Tasimon was not so much a potshot at Tasimonism, but rather an answer to those who claimed that MoT Aslan was attempting a syncretism of Orthodox Mikhonism and Tasimonism, the latter of which he was mostly ignorant of, other then it was a "blasphemous" sect, that because it was a form of Monotheism, was allowed to function with some penalties. There were some Coincidences between the Aslanic Cult, and Tasimonism, the latter of which's Theologos contained a whole homily recasting the story of The Book of Ta'or, and other homilies referencing it heavily. There was also the aspects of demanding life in at least part of Ta'oria, MoT Aslan's insistence that all meat be sacrificial being seen as a watered down version of Tasimonian veganism, and the acceptance of Yiseryel as being someone important, though his message was corrupted. Thus The Account of the Fall of Tasimon was a way of answering those charges, by "admitting" the coincidences were not so, Tasimon was righteous at first, knew some details of MoT Aslan's coming, but due to temptation and "madness" "wrote blasphemies"
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Shemtov » 18 Sep 2019 00:27

An extract from The Testimony of Mikhon
A Testimony, by Mikhon, first King of The Yonataoran Empire, who entered into a covenant with almighty ADON THEOS, making him and his people the Chosen from the Unchosen.

When Theos first spoke to me, he told me of things I could not publicize. But he said that I will go on a campaign to the north, and camp at a stream on the Summer Equinox. Then I was to dig up a box, that an ancestor of mine, who did live here, buried, by the bank of the stream. For I am not of Greek origin, in truth. My ancestor was Aslan, the loyal worshiper of Theos, who fought to make Ta'oria also be worshipers of ADON THEOS. But he was slain, and his son, Iyetadon, fled to Ionia. And thus I was destined to return here

Thus, in the course of time, the story of my ancestor will be added to my covenant's sacred texts. And all will know of it.

But another line from Aslan will arise, and produce another Aslan, known as "Man of Theos". He will offer an extra covenant to my people, and the worthy will join.......

........Theos, how I await the day when my ancestors story is told. My sons' sons will rejoice, saying: Praise Theos, for he led the path of my father toward our father, ara. And the name of my ancestor will become great again. It will be regaled with praise to Theos, he will be a Saint, ara. Then, my flesh pines more for the day when the Man of Theos will come. The gift of a future rising and eternal life shall be his. All who see his truth will be enraptured with praise: Hail, Man of Theos, and Hail, King of the line of Mikhon, you are joined this day, ara.....
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Post by Shemtov » 14 Nov 2019 14:55

The first two chapters of The Apokalifis of Mikhon:
1. I, Mikhon was sleeping alone on my bed, when I was awakened by a great light 2. And a man whose eyes flashed fire and arms were of most brilliant gold inset with diamonds 3. was standing in front of me, yet I was not afraid. 4. And he spoke: "Mikhon, I am the angel of Theos, Naurayel", 5. And he gave me the Book of Laws and [the book] of Wisdom. 6. and then said: It is fitting that you shall be shown the heavens. | 7. And another like him descended, and said "I am the angel of Theos, Thoryel. 8. We shall ascend together 9. But before we ascend, I shall tell you of the structure: 10. There are seven heavens. 11. The lower three are what is seen by men. 12. The middle three are of Souls. 13. And the highest is the City of Angels.| 14 And he grasped me by my hand and we ascended to the lowest heaven. 15 And he told me to mark well that Angels, by the order of Theos, were there preparing pleasent winds for the sailors, 16. And good rain for the farmers, 17. And would open the Clouds for the day of Sun. 18. And we ascended to the second heaven, 19. And he old me to mark well that Angels, by the order of Theos, were there preparing storm winds to upset the sailors, 20. And flooding rains to upset the farmers, 21. And snow and hail to upset the travelers of the Land. 22 And thunder and lightning, and all manner of storm-clouds. 23. And we ascended to the Third Heaven. 24. There were the sun, moon and all the stars, and all their angels. |
Chapter II
1. And we ascended through a veil, for all heavens above the third have a veil below them. 2. And the fourth heaven was darkness, yet smelled pleasent, like burning pleasent incense. 3. He spoke: "This is where those souls who merit neither the Heavens above, nor Hell, rest until the day of Judgement" 4. We ascended through a veil, and there was a garden, 5. And he spoke: "This is where the souls of the righteous of the unchosen rest, 6. You had ancestors who worshipped Theos, they approach". 7. And they sang:
"Blessed is he who comes with the leave of Theos
8. This is the day we hoped for, praise Adon Theos
9. Blessed be him, and our hopes our not abandoned by him"|
10. And we ascended through another Veil, and Thoryel took some of it as a blindfold for me, for I could not see the sixth heaven. 11. And it smelled of frangrance beyond frangance and I heard singing:
12. "Hear, all ye saints, Adon Theos is one!
13. We shall sing to him, he, exalted greatly, Adon Theos
14. Our Strength and our song is with Adon Theos
15. Who indeed is like him, him, mighty Adon Theos?
16. There is no other like him, him, mighty Adon Theos
17. Our Strength and our song is with Adon Theos
18. Blessed are those for whom this is so, blessed are those Chosen by Adon Theos."
19. Then Thoryel spoke: "This is where the righteous among the Chosen sit. 20. But be not be disturbed, for blessed also blessed are those Chosen from the unchosen by Adon Theos". 21. I heard some of their discussions, but he permitted me not to write them down. 22. And I heard some of them eat, and every bite released more frangrance. 23. Thoryel spoke: "Gird yourself, prepare for the Seventh, Highest, Heaven, the City of Angels!" |
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Re: Yonataoran Religions

Post by Khemehekis » 24 Nov 2019 03:09

Ooh, I want to hear what's in the City of Angels!

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Post by Shemtov » 09 Dec 2019 20:44

Chapter III:
1. We ascended to the City of Angels, the highest heaven. 2. And it was a square with its corners to the cardinal directions. 3. On each corner there was a tower, 4 On top of which was a ladder leading to a platform of diamond. 5. And the floor and the towers were of gold. 6. And we approached the west tower, the tower of Rafyel, and entered it. 7. There the angels prepared the cures which Theos would tell them to bring to the afflicted of the living, whose affliction was due to pass. | 8. We approached the north tower, the tower of Gābiriyel, and entered it. 9. And in it was a great forge, and weapons were being made. 10. Thoryel spoke: "Theos is angered by the wicked at all times, 11. So these judgement weapons are made and stored, 12. And when he turns his wrath against the wicked, he commands the angels of the north [tower] to come forth, armed, 13 To execute vengeance upon the wicked, when the time is proper."| 14. We approached the east tower, the tower of Nauryel, and entered it. 15. There Nauryel stood before a great light, 16. And before him were baskets of prayers, 17. And he took the light and placed it on the prayers. 18. And cast them up to Theos.| 18. We approached the east tower, the tower of Mēkyel, but did not enter it. 19. For it would be too great for me to bear. 20. But I heard the angelic hosts within sing as follows:
21. Holy in Kindness is Theos!
22. Holy in Judgement is Theos!
23. Holy in Righteousness is Theos!
24. Legions of Angels he commands; we are glad to do his word.
25. He controls all in the heavens and on Earth.
26. Great is his eminence.
27. Fortunate is all creation when he rests his eminence in its place.
28. He shall reign in holiness
29 For Holy in Kindness is Theos!
30. He shall reign in holiness
31 For Holy in Judgement is Theos!
32 He shall reign in holiness
33. For Holy in Righteousness is Theos!|
34. Then we returned to the tower of Nauryel, 35 And climbed the ladder leading to the platform of diamond. 36. And there was a wall of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds all about, with a gate in each corner. 37. I heard an angel approach, and he spoke: 38. "I am Amtētyel, guardian of these gates, which, you, mortal, cannot enter. 39. Theos rests his eminence here. 40. And when he does, the city trembles, 41. And I blow a trumpet, and the angels fear and rejoice. 42. And all recite this song:
43 Holy in Kindness is Theos!
44. Holy in Judgement is Theos!
45. Holy in Righteousness is Theos!
46. Legions of Angels he commands; we are glad to do his word.
47. He controls all in the heavens and on Earth.
48. Great is his eminence.
49. Fortunate is all creation when he rests his eminence in its place.
50. He shall reign in holiness
51 For Holy in Kindness is Theos!
52. He shall reign in holiness
53 For Holy in Judgement is Theos!
54 He shall reign in holiness
55. For Holy in Righteousness is Theos!
56. And all angels hasten to hear his word. 57. And when the day of judgement arrives, the heavens of souls shall vanish. 58. And the righteous will sing that song. 59. Living in this city, those of the fifth heaven in the plaza below, and those of the sixth heaven on this platform." 60. And Thoryel entrusted me to Nauryel, to descend, where I would be shown visions of the future.
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