This week we’ll begin a series of blogs based on an unpublished book I wrote in 1972 while teaching college courses on U.S. military bases in then West Germany. The book is written in the prophetic style of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (1923) so it will be quite different from any of my weekly blog essays of the last eight months. I hope you enjoy it. RRF
The time is coming, says the lord, when I will make a new covenant with Israel and Judah. It will not be like the covenant which I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand and led them out of Egypt. Although they broke my covenant, I was patient with them, say the Lord. But this is the covenant which I will make with Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will set my law within them and write it on their hearts; I will become their God and they shall become my people. No longer need they teach one another to know the Lord; all of them, high and low alike, shall know me, says the Lord, for I will forgive their wrongdoing and remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
In the Name of God, let us proclaim a New Human Race. Here in a city once the spacious seat of a deigning duke, now the narrow garrison home of fighting forces from three nations, let us proclaim the One who will put an end to fighting and will use the forces of the Inner Self to create a New World, the world of the New Human Race.
In the Beginning...
Humanity was created in the Near East. Adam—our father, our mother, and our child—was created pure in the Garden of the Near East. Adam was neither Eastern nor Western, Black nor White, Jew nor Gentile, Woman nor Man. Adam was the beginning of humanity, pure in his Source, calm in his Inner Self—in close and frequent contact, still, with ADA, the source of All. Adam, the atomic beginning of all that is human, gave birth to Eve. Then humanity could unfold in its variety, and the various forces available to our Race—the material, vegetable, animal, and human—could begin to exercise their influence, for good or ill, over the Inner Self.
Adam and Eve, as willed by God, produced offspring, who were the source of society. From these offspring came the Jews, the greatest and the least amongst peoples. The Jews, in the beginning, were the People of God, chosen to be a people of priests. But even these priests, caught up in the forces coursing in Man, lost their belief, their Contact with the Great Source of All. Even these priests founded churches and cults and hierarchies, built not on true Receiving but because of the pressure of the Passions: of anger, and greed, and lust, and pride. Even these priests, these people of priests, lost their way and became a people of slaves, forced to labor in the desert for the stormers of heaven, who did not receive.
Then God sent His Messengers, one by one, to redeem humanity from the slavery it had fallen prey to—a slavery of the Inner Self to the Passions and the Lower Forces, the instruments of the Passions. And each of these Messengers, armed by God with the Power to act, succeeded for a time to wean the people away from the slavery they had come to love: the slavery of the Higher to the Lower Self. But in turn, each of these Messengers, who had received, was replaced with a religion, and what had been receiving became rules, and what had been life became death. And the people returned to their accustomed chains. And the cycle began anew.