NPS 087

Now they encamped in the plains of Tonraza, and night fell upon them, then the most holy Travancus taught as follows: Behold that one will arise, in branches herefrom descending, or indeed several such ones, in differing branches, and the names of those ones will be what they will be, but let us name any among them such as Alcadir-Carestus; and such one in some branches herefrom may be male, in others female, but let us speak of such one as male. And Alcadir-Carestus will suffer and die, for he will be executed by those who love evil. Having so been executed, he will proceed unto the penal chamber - not for his own sins, for he will be sinless, or at least innocent of any sin great enough to merit that chamber - but for the sins of all who have ever lived or who shall ever live, in those branches in which he arose. And he will receive what they must receive, not as his due, but as something willing taken unto himself. Indeed, he shall enter into the penal chamber even on earth, in his very execution: for the due for his executioners is to be executed in the very same execution as he is, and thus in being executed he is already in the penal chamber, willingly receiving the due of his executioners. Indeed, it will be within his power to escape their clutches and live, yet he will chose not to, that he will thereby commence this great work. Then having died, he will continue on through the penal chamber, from the very beginning to the very end, in those there branches, indeed in all from there descending. Having completed this first part of his great work, he will appear to his disciples to confirm it to them, then he will proceed once again through the penal chamber, from beginning to end, appearing at the gate thereof to every soul which enters thereinto, offering it his companionship and guidance on the journey it is about to commence, saying, Wherever you must go, I have gone before you; follow me, and I will quicken your path, and increase its ease; but if you refuse my help, so be it, but you then must travel that long and arduous road alone, and without my help, no doubt much greater will be its length, and much greater its ardours. Then at last, having completed this task, he will appear to his disciples one final time, before ascending unto the heavenly glory. In every branch, such a one will arise, be they nearer or further distant; in any such branch, such a one shall arise once only in that branch and all those therefrom descendant; yet in other branches beside, another may arise in their place, and nearer to the end or further from it. Truly, that one will be anointed as a Prophet, anointed with remembrance; yet quite apart from their anointment and their prophecy, they will work this Great Work of Atonement, and there will come other prophets before and after them, there may even come others before and after with anointment, yet none before or after shall do this Great Work, only those besides.

Now they asked him, as follows: In two such branches from here arising, such a one arises. Now that one atones for all in the branches from them descending, and not for those in those beside - but what as to those before? And he answered, as follows: Both atoning ones separately suffer the due of those before. Then they asked: And which one guides those before? The holy Travancus said: The prior one sees only one guide before them, but the one is indeed two; for there is one experience that the guided one has of the guide, two experiences which the guides have of the guided. These experiences are identical as to their immediate content, but differ with regard to the internally generated experiences, as each has different memories, and the same experience may recall one matter in one and another in the other. Yet both say precisely the same things, and do precisely the same deeds, by the law of Maratrea. 

And they asked: Is an annointed Prophet omniscient? And he answered: By no means! For an anointed Prophet, being anointed with remembrance of the Sabbath, such one remembers it, whereas we cannot remember, yet may learn what we have forgotten - as one who has forgotten, remembers not their prior life, and even in learning many details of it, nonetheless does not remember any of them, but yet still that memory may at some time be restored to them. But though they remember the essence of the Sabbath, they remember not all the details thereof, or even most of them; nor do they remember things prior or subsequent thereto. And indeed, among the three Sabbaths, the anointment of remembrance extends only to the Earlier Lesser, not the Greater or Later Lesser.

And the holy Travancus said: Now all will come to know all, in becoming absolutely identical to she who knows all; but there is an order in which that knowledge is gained. By this order, the perpetrator shall know the pain of the victim long before the victim knows the pleasure of the perpetrator; the perpetrator shall know the pain of the victim even as they remain the perpetrator, but the victim will not come to know the pleasure of the perpetrator until they have long since ceased to be the victim. For the perpetrator is taught the pain prior to any unions, while the victim is taught the pleasure subsequent to many unions. And the victim, or those with whom they have been united in absolute oneness and identity, what they learn first is not the pleasure of the perpetrator in evil, but their pleasure in good. For everyone who commits a great evil, and finds pleasure therein, there is another branch in which they know like pleasure, not through evil, but through good; and the victim knows the pleasure of that other branch before the pleasure of the branch of their victimhood. Truly this ordering of knowledge is an ordering most moral.

And the holy Travancus said: For our Goddess so loved her children, every last soul among every universe, that she willingly became them in self-division and self-emptying: since she is their origin and source, she is also their certain destiny of return: none therefore can perish, for we share in her imperishable essence, in her beginningless-endless life: but for now we have but a dim and dusty fragment thereof, but that fragment will be restored to the fullness of its original glory.

Thus taught the most holy Travancus.