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The city and its gates.

30     And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred mea-sures
31     And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates north-ward: one gate of
         Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
32     And at the east side four thou-sand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of
         Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
33      And at the south side four thousand and five hundred mea-sures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one
          gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
34     At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher,
         one gate of Naphtah.
35     It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD
         is there.  
Or is it all men, oriz it all women, or iz it all men and all woman and all sentient beings, all of that,
Three cheers for the great THAT writ the scribe, not without a touch of, did I say irony, in the diet, or, wharrit date? or, wharrit date? or wharrit die yet?
AMEN to that said AlizZed.
Back’rrds in time scribe said Zed Aliz, without apparent reason, and goodness knowing why.
Thus writ that far yonder scribe of near and far.

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“The sequence of events which led up to the destruction of human memory and sense of purpose has never
been established with any certainty, but all the esoteric traditions are in agreement on the nature of the original mission. Intelligent life was introduced to earth in order that the earth itself might be brought to a state of perfection in fulfillment of its cosmic destiny. The Temple provided the model and ground plan on which the work was to proceed, and throughout the golden age it went accordingly. From their primeval state men had retained the ability to communicate with animals and with the life in plants, and were now able to provide for each species according to its various needs and preferences. Every nation had its particular place and function in the general scheme, and so it was for each community, family and individual. The order of life was nomadic or pastoral, regulated by orbits astrologically determined, which encompassed the various centres of fertility ritual,
and brought all the nation together for the great seasonal gathering at the central point of control, the temple.
Whatever their occupation, all men  

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worked to a common purpose, expressed in the appropriate language and symbolism of the different
crafts. The span of life was longer in those days, the gods were at the temple and the earthly paradise was at
     Suddenly the mythic rhythm is broken. Something happens, as the result of which the primal seperation of heaven and earth is re-peated in the departure of the gods. The cause of the trouble is doubtless still to be found in human nature, which provides the one constant factor throughout history and was therefore the chief object of study in ancient civilisations, as it will necessarily become in our own. As all philosophers have realised, the human condition is basically unsatisfactory. Men are awkwardly placed, deprived of the comforts of unconsciousness, yet not intelligent enough to com-prehend fully the circumstances of existence. It is possible for the soul to experience a more essential reality beyond the shadow world of normal perception, but such
experience is achieved at the ex-pense of the body, through ascetism, intoxication or hard and obsessive study. Nor are the dangers in the pursuit of knowledge merely physical. All who study the cabalistic science and the geo-metry and numbers of creation are attacked by meloncholy, some-times fatally, the suicide rate among cabalists being notoriously high. The Point is clearly made in Durer’s Melencholia. The garden of paradise,
symbol of the ultimate perfection of human consciousness, has many delightful inhabitants which are at the same time dange-rous beasts to whoever fails to recognise their nature and function; and of these the most treachorous
is the mercurial old serpent of wisdom, that leads men on in the search of the treasure of which it is in itself the venomous custodian. In every age there are those prepared to stake fortune and sanity on a quest which, if too
rigorously pursued, may to lead to loss of both, and there is no reason to suppose that the first men were more
content with their limitations than their de-scendants have been, particularly at a time when the advantages
enjoyed by the gods were apparent to all. The mythological accounts of jealously and warfare between men and gods are eternally true, for the situation they describe is ever renewed from the fact that human ambition for knowledge is more highly developed than are the means to satisfy it; but they may also be true in the most literal sense as records of the first and decisive episode in the human tragedy, the loss of direct contact with extraterrestrial life.
       We are now brought inescapeably to face the ultimate question concerning the nature of these gods and the
meaning behind the traditions of their former existence on earth. The gods, as  

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Freud and more effectively, Jung demonstrated, inhabit the un-conscious mind in the forms of certain images and patterns of thought which are not simply the products of an individual’s lifetime ex-perience,
but have an independent existence of their own. Those who understand this to be the case may accept it as the complete explanation of the reality and function of the gods, and many believe that they only attain form within
the human mind, that their physi-cal appearances are projections of the imagination. Yet Jung himself
understood that this point of view merely reflects the limited beliefs and knowledge of its time. In Alchemical
Studies he tells the story of an African soldier who threw away his rifle, was court-martialled and claimed that a
spirit in a tree had ordered him to do so. Jung comments that it would be difficult at the present time to suggest
anything further than the spirit was projected by the soldier into the tree and appeared to speak from there while
in fact its voice was inside the man. But he continues that this interpretation is the product of a certain level of
understanding; the reality of the unconscious part of the psyche, once accepted, supposes also the reality of its
      The ancient belief was that all the gods are represented in human nature, but exist also as physical beings. Indeed, no other view was possible in the light of personal experience of the gods prescence and of the benefits of revelation. Throughout his work on the Greek myths the great philologist Wilamowitz insists, The gods are
there.’ They no longer inhabit our world; we have lost contact and can not now know how it was for those who once saw them. Walter Otto writes in Dionysus, ‘If we were in a position to feel once more what it means for a god to be in our immediate presence, only an experience of this imminence could open our eyes.’
     As the earliest myths are the most complete and perfectly evolved so it is with living ritual, the social
structure and the canonical Temple. There is no gradual approach to the gradual knowledge from which all the
great historical civilisations descended. It was the primeval state of human consciousness, a creation, we can only presume, of the gods themselves. This is the unanimous report of all sacred histories, whose interpreters are generally in agreement that human intelligence is of divine or extra-terrestrial origin. As Walter Otto notes, ‘The serious observer can not doubt that the dances and evolutions of cultus were set in motion and given form by contact with the divine.’ It is scarcely possible to prolong an examin-ation of the ancient order of life, sustained by the institution of the Temple, without becoming aware that it could not have been of  

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human construction. The conclusion is inevitable: the earth has known a higher intelligence than our own, and we, as a species of terrestrial animal, have received the gift of knowledge together with the spirit through which it may ever be renewed.”
     “…It is only within recent years and among those of European education that the suggestion of prehuman
intelligent life on earth is seen as in any way remarkable. But there is now such a vast weight of authority
committed to the opposite view, that the obvious has become unfamiliar…”
So many political and academic institutions of the present time are founded on erroneous theories of history, that the facts which tend to contradict them must necessarily be suppressed…”

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“…Everywhere the beginning of the historical period coincides with the greatest achievements in architecture,
science and engineering, which are even then recognised as imperfect in comparison with those of still earlier
times. Yet books are still written which purport to trace the recent growth of civilisation from primeval savagery, and many more are conditioned by this same belief.The theory of human evolution derives from the opinions of this age, which have not been held in any other,…”
     The people who are now called primitive are like all other men the degenerate descendants of an age when
the Temple was estab-lished universally. In their case, however, the decline of the old order has disturbed the
balance of their societies in favour of the yin element 1080, so that, neglecting to exercise the intellect, they live
by custom and intuition, deprived of the positive will to adapt to changing circumstances. Thus, withdrawn beneath the protection of the earth spirit, which assumes in this situation the character of an aged chrone, they approach their watery dissolution at the same time as the nations which have advanced under the spell of the number 666 prepare for the cataclysm by fire.
     It is emphasised in all sacred histories that, on account of the fall and the departure of the gods, the human
race became subject to the terrestrial cycles of death and rebirth that effect both individuals and societies. Following the initial disaster, The Temple was reconstituted all over the earth and the work of redemption
continued as before. But the certainty of former ages could never again be achieved and the second Temple
gradually gave way under the pressure of time, for the art of predicting and evaluating the current influences
was never restored to perfection. Ever since the first break between heaven and earth, the cycle of disasters, each
followed by an attempt to regain the secrets of the perfect Temple, has grown progressively more rapid. Egyptian
traditions record dynasties of gods ruling for 10,000 years, followed by patriarchal reigns, first of 900 and then of 200 or 150 years, and finally the historical kings with the present life spans, The earliest Chinese empires were longer established than  

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those that came later, and the same process of degeneration is admitted by most other races. The evidence of history is thus in ac-cordance with the statements by shamans and magicians that their spiritual
powers have long been in decline. Even in times of renais-sance the recovery is only partial. The megalithic
revolution, which swept the entire world between two and three millennia before the birth of Christianity,
soon lost its momentum and the nations again fell apart. Some the Greeks in particular, sought to regain the time
of inspiration by philosophy and reason; the Egyptians continued to preserve the canon and the Jews the Temple; everywhere the traditions of the former world order were upheld by priests and initiates.. But despite all attempts at recovery, the primeval secret is lost. The settled habits of agriculture with the decline of the pastoral  life
inhibited communications, binding men closer to the earth both physically and in spirit. The extra-terrestrial
strain, grafted onto human stock, grew weak as the parent body reverted towards its material origins. Even the long anticipated revival, which coincided with the month of Pisces and the birth of Christ, was a comparatively
feeble movement, soon spent; within two centuries the spirit of Jerusalem was again captive in Roman Babylon.”
Oh lookee thee hear scribe, said the Zed Aliz Zed, just in the magic trick of time, the calvary’s arrived.  

Holy Bible
Scofield References
St John

Chapter 1 A.D. 30.

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“And the Jews passover was at hand and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15    And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep,
        and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16    And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of
17    And his disciple remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18    Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these
19   Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20    Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in build-ing, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21    But he spake of the temple of his body.
22    When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remem-bered that he had said this unto them: and
        they believed the scrip-ture, and the word which Jesus had said”
St. Mark.   A. D. 33       3 x 3 = 9

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Chapter 15  

Jesus crucified

24   “And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should
25    And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26    And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27    And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
28    And the scripture was ful-filled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
29    And they that passed by railed on him wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that de-stroyest the
        temple, and buildest it in three days
30    Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were
        crucified with him reviled him.
And when the sixth hour was come, there was a darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which
       is being interpreted, My God My God why hast thou forsaken me ? ”
Notwithstanding the sum ofany other numbers the far yonder scribe,
noted that the sum of verse numbers 32 + 33 + 34 was 99
And that the word crucified contained 9 letters, crucify 7



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All who study the cabalistic science and the geo-metry and numbers of creation are attacked by melancholy, some-times fatally, the suicide rate among cabalists being notoriously high. The Point is clearly made in
Durer’s Melancholia. The garden of paradise,symbol of the ultimate perfection of human consciousness, has many delightful inhabitants which are at the same time dange-rous beasts to whoever fails to recognise their nature and function; and of these the most treachorous is the mercurial old serpent of wisdom, that leads men
on in the search of the treasure of which it is in itself the the venomous custodian.”

At this juxtoposition, of  neither  an either, or ether, of the cross, in the juxtaposition of a cross moment.
The Aliz Zed entered, not a moment too soon, without the within, of Alcheringas cave. Az ever, never descending into that  far yonder deepnes, or ascending beyond the horizon of dreams, where, within the permanence of  that tie me  time, dream time, time still stands still, remaining, az  far away az never iz, ever clothed at hand.


‘Time present, and time past, is perhaps contained in time future, and time future contained in time past.’


Said by TS,  with a hint of a nod, to the nodding donkey.


Then as the scribe, and always accompanying shadows watched, from within their own mind’s I even.
They, whoever they are, experienced without amaze,
the drowning of the
Zed Aliz Zed
after enduring such az iz a suitably spanned immersion, the Aliz Zed resurface from out  the in of that oft veiled, seething, ceaseless, activity
iz the breathless state, and, az it were spring forth.
Magiking,  from out the in of
yonder well, an anciently owd, book of books.
Az the eyes of the I’s, of those beings, being the all and sundry, of each and everybodies
I in the I
of the beholder, looked upon the living word
book they saw within the ever of the never,
iz in the ever, of forever and a day.
very book, lay open, at just the right page.
Thus did they, whosoever they might be, awaken. And upon
awakening, did’st pass without mote, through the
I in the I
of the need of.
Thus writ the scribe.


As for this work, said Alizzed, twer buried within the labour of others, animatedly suspended
awaiting THAT moment.
Lost and found, deep within The Magic Mountain.