I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All Your Sisters And Brothers…In Spirit. And No Matter The Negative Circumstances And Conditions In The World…Fret Not…For All Things And All Conditions In This World…Are Ever-Changing – Ephemeral! Instead, Tho…Let Us Focus On And Keep The Faith In…Our Own “Mighty I AM Presence”…For It Is Our Life Stream; It Is Our Everlasting Strength And Power…Emanating From The Eternal Source Of All Life – In The Great Central Sun! And When We Acknowledge And Remain Faithful To Our “Mighty I AM Presence” – Believe It In Your Heart – That It Will Never Fail…To Be More Than Faithful To Us! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
(THE SECOND BOOK, CALLED, POEMANDER)
“Pimander: “Take heed what thou sayest, for I, the mind, come unto men that are holy and good, pure and merciful, and that live piously and religiously; and my presence is a help unto them. And forthwith they know all things, and lovingly they supplicate and propitiate the Father; and blessing him, they give him thanks, and sing hymns unto him, being ordered and directed by filial Affection and natural Love. And before they give up their bodies to the death of them, they hate their senses, knowing their Works and Operations.
Trismegistus: “Thou hast, O Mind, most excellently taught me all things, as I desired; but tell me, moreover, after the return is made, what then?”
Pimander: “First of all, in the resolution of the material body, the Body itself is given up to alteration, and the form which it had becometh invisible; and the idle manners are permitted, and left to the Demon, and the senses of the body return into their Fountains, being parts, and again made up into Operations.
And then being made naked of all the Operations of Harmony, it cometh to the Eighth Nature, having its proper power, and singeth praises to the father with the things that are, and all they that are present rejoice, and congratulate the coming of it; and being made like to them with whom it converseth, it heareth also the Powers that are above the Eighth Nature, singing Praise to God in a certain voice that is peculiar to them.
And then, in order, they return unto the Father, and themselves deliver themselves to the Powers, and becoming Powers they are in God. This is the Good, and to them that know, to be desired. Furthermore, why sayest thou, what resteth, but that understanding all men thou become a guide, and way-leader to them that are worthy; that the kind of Humanity, or Mankind, may be saved by God?”
When Pimander had thus said unto me, he was mingled among the Powers. But I, giving thanks, and blessing the father of all things, rose up, being enabled by him, and taught the Nature of the Nature of the whole, and having seen the greatest sight or spectacle. And I began to Preach unto men, the beauty and fairness of Piety and Knowledge.
“O ye people, men, born and made of the earth, which have given yourselves over to drunkenness and sleep, and to the ignorance of God, be sober and cease your surfeit, whereunto you are allured and visited by brutish and unreasonable sleep.” And they that heard me come willingly and with one accord; and then I said further:
“Why, O Men of the Offspring of Earth, why have you delivered yourselves over unto Death, having power to partake of Immortality? Repent and change your minds, you that have together walked in Error, and have been darkened in ignorance. Depart from that dark light, be partakers of Immortality, and leave or forsake corruption.”
And some of them that heard me, mocking and scorning went away, and delivered themselves up to the way of Death. But others casting themselves down before my feet, besought me that they might be taught; but I, causing them to rise up, became a guide of mankind, teaching them the reasons how, and by what means they may be saved. And I sowed in them the Words of Wisdom and nourished them with Ambrozian Water of Immortality.
And when it was evening and the brightness of the same began wholly to go down, I commanded them to go down, I commanded them to give thanks to God; and when they had finished their thanksgiving, everyone returned to his own lodging. But I wrote in myself the bounty and benevolence of Pimander; and being filled with what I most desired, I was exceedingly glad. For the sleep of the body was the sober watchfulness of the mind; and the shutting of my eyes the true sight, and my silence great with child and full of good; and the pronouncing of my words the blossoms and fruits of good things.
And thus it came to pass or happened unto me, which I received from my mind, that is Pimander, the Lord of the Word; whereby I became inspired by God with the Truth. For which cause, with my soul and whole strength, I give praise and blessing unto God the Father.
“Holy is God, the Father of all things. Holy is God, whose will, is performed and accomplished by his own powers. Holy is God, that determineth to be known, and is known by his own, or those that are his. Holy art thou, that by thy Word has established all things. Holy art thou, of whom all Nature is the Image. Holy art thou, whom Nature hath not formed. Holy art thou, that art stronger than all power. Holy art thou, that art stronger than all excellency. Holy art thou, that art better than all praise. Accept these reasonable sacrifices from a pure soul, and a heart that stretched out unto thee.
O unspeakable, unutterable, to be praised with silence! I beseech thee, that I may never err from the knowledge of thee; look mercifully upon me, and enable me, and enlighten with this Grace those that are in Ignorance, the brothers of my kind, but thy Sons. Therefore I believe thee, and bear witness, and go into the Life and Light. Blessed art thou, O Father; thy man would be sanctified with thee, as thou hast given him all power.””
The Divine Pymander, by Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, translated by John Everard, 1650.