Oahspe, Book of Discipline; 33/11.11.
First on earth, monarchies, then republics, then fraternities, the latter order of which is now in embryo, and shall follow after both the others.
Where Man is going, and How he will get there
Jehovih's hosts in charge of providing for collective man's resurrection in Jehovih's kingdom know well the fields and markers and cycles through which man will pass. Oahspe gives man the general outline of where he is going---the perfection of his species and Jehovih's Kingdom on Earth. To understand this requires knowing man's origin and journey towards his destiny. And of this too Oahspe gives a concise history starting with the Book of Jehovih. In addressing that historical outline, these writings shall set forth much to fill in the tapestry with color and contours, substance and evidences, context and terrains, not only to show man the environment through which he shall pass, but how he shall arrive at the fullness of Jehovih's kingdom on earth and man's further destiny.
Although corporeal evidence shall demonstrate the effectiveness of some prophetic tools and cycles in particular, yet corporeal proofs are not the purpose of this series of writings. Neither is the goal conversion nor persuasion, but to share by laying out for the Faithist in as clear ways and terms as possible, where man is going, how he will go and what awaits him. And to put the Faithist in the way of discerning these things using his own judgment. And to use the tools set forth in this series so that using his own perceptions he can detect where man is going, how, and when.
Why bother? As the collective knowledge of heaven stands better than that of any single angel, so two minds stand better than one, and many mortal minds waking and uniting toward Jehovih stands better than just a few. For man to perceive the ways and means and labor of Jehovih's heaven and the government of His God, and learning to apply these on earth in fraternal concert---surely this stands better than remaining ignorant of our future? Has it not been justly said that those who focus only on this corporeal world awaken as babes in heaven requiring many years of catch-up, while their one-time peers who had studied the ways and means of heaven, are soon oriented and begin rising into glories?
To ameliorate that current deficit of man and to help him discern beforehand the coming seasons, are some of the fond hopes that went into this series. The birthing pains from bringing forth the series have now become as nothing in the light of its hope. May its existence prove fruitful to its purpose and to the birth of new, higher light among mankind.
As labor pains lay quickly forgotten in the joy of the approaching birth of this series, so the same shall come to pass for the Faithists in their labor pains toward the fullness of Jehovih's Kingdom on Earth. Even the uzian as he suffers labor pains toward the Fraternity Social Order shall in time rejoice because of that birth.
The birthing metaphor truly fits that which is occurring now. The Orian Chief Litabakathrava characterized the changeover from the Time of Seffas to the Time of Kosmon as a birthing process "like a new birth, brought forth in pain, and with much labor" (29/8.15). So, too, the changeover from one social order to another, as from Anarchy to Monarchy or from Monarchy to Republic, has proven to be as a birth brought forth in pain and with much labor. How much less, then, can man expect in the changeover from Republic to Fraternity Social Order?
The answer is not as dire as might be expected. For as man progresses from a more beastly condition in the early days of eoptia (the span of resurrectible man) toward a race unsuited for warfare, so he tends to increasingly eschew violence. Historically, man's change from anarchy to monarchy involved considerably more bloodshed and extreme violence than in the change from monarchy to republic.
Jehovih's Kingdom Provides for the Grades of Man
Oahspe, Book of Cosmogony and Prophecy; 38/8.17.
Prophecy is not guesswork. Absolute rules govern all things. A few individuals in a nation, or of a people, are a small matter.
In these writings when we speak of man we mean, unless otherwise noted, the summation of eoptian man's development. Eoptian man means those capable of eternal life, which is essentially the same as Oahspe's use of the general term "man". Because most of mankind had been living in the lower grades, so the low summation grade of man affected heaven's developmental programs for him. And these programs by necessity biased heavily toward the lower grades and their resurrection. Should we expect anything less for today?
Oahspe refers at various times to these lower grades as a group, calling them the king's people or the world's people or the Uzians. Their condition stands closer to the earlier, undeveloped or more primitive root stock of the crop of man. Yet while investigating them in relationship to our current times we should keep in mind that the sum of their individual behaviors comes from each of them being in resurrection, albeit in the lower stages of it, and that they tend to be weak and volatile in the practice of resurrection. The same will hold true for the times that are coming. For such are the lower grades.
Of course Jehovih's kingdom also provides for rise in the upper grades. And this higher nourishment which happens all along the path will become clearer to man as he proceeds through Kosmon. From man's beginning the I'hins stood at the highest end. By necessity of that time they received the most attention from Jehovih's kingdom. Afterward most attention turned down again to the bulk of humanity.
Because the I'hin crop averaged only about three percent of mankind, this meant that by far the greatest bulk of the total crop of eoptian man consisted of the I'huan-Ghan-Man chain and the lower-graded race of Mongrel (resulting from the false Ahura's doctrines which discarded circumcision), plus the resultant varieties between them all. Besides those, stand the I'hin replacements---the Faithists of Bon and now the Kosmon Faithist. And although those always play and played and shall play a crucial role, yet the main focus of heavenly programs for mortals (through the Lords and Lord Gods) ever stayed on the bulk of humanity save for some exceptions, usually of short duration.
These, then, constitute man of today and in numbers are close to the proportions shown in the i029 Tablet of Grade and Ingrade for the beginning of Kosmon (called Grades in the 1882 and 1891 editions). Later postings shall demonstrate the importance of each group and their role in the unfolding of kosmon. For now, consider man, in sum, in his rise through the social orders.
Man's Period of Anarchy on Earth
Man's period of Anarchy first devolved with him turning from the guidance of Jehovih's Lords. Following this, man came to habitually ignore the Lords. Eventually the "ignoring" became ingrained ignorance. This resulted in man fighting without restraints or control (during the 4th era). And this further devolved into cannibalism which led to the rise of Baugh-ghan-ghads securing an alpha position and forcing the beast-man to obey a ruler albeit for evil purposes.
Jehovih then inspired man over the course of dan'has and generations to increasingly desire a less evil alpha-beast. This lesser-of-two-evils alpha-beast-man (a strong baugh-ghan), was in essence a higher grade alpha-beast-man than the followers of a Baugh-ghan-ghad. Eventually these alpha-beast-men ruled over what generally could be considered tribes, each consisting of a collection of factions including warrior groups, food-getting groups, and what could loosely be called families.
These tribes varied in traits ranging from a wolf-pack type with virtually no compassion and minimal cooperation within the tribe, to eventually a type with more intra-tribe compassion, cooperation and intelligence. This latter type would later grow to develop some sense of cooperation between tribes. But wherever they ranked on that developmental continuum, survival remained the tribes' concern, and tribal leaders ruled to that end. Nevertheless under these tribes man did grow toward and into a somewhat sense of community. That is, each band or pack within the tribe organized itself to some extent as a family within a group of families that was the tribe (a collective of the packs / bands). Thus man moved toward community.
Man's Period of Monarchy
When beast-man had thus sufficiently developed to become obedient to authority and with some sense of the advantages of external cooperation between tribes, Jehovih's Lords inspired man to the Monarchy social order---a collection of tribes ruled to benefit them collectively. Thus these early kings would begin to rule man to better ends. And through the success of gaining safety and preservation of the collective social group, the kingdoms would grow beyond a survival focus to improve the lot and lives of the people in the kingdom. Yet war was rarely a stranger for long.
Eventually, monarchies moved toward developing international rules of warfare (see, e.g., 24/11.21) and codes of conduct for its military including the personal behavior of its soldiers to curb them and thus push atrocious behavior to the side of the main toll-road of militarism. For besides being costly, war is, after all, a form of hell; and hellions are notoriously difficult to control---so monarchies ultimately settled for what essentially amounted to frowning on such side behavior. To receive a mark of disfavor from the king could mean the end of an administrator's advancement or career. So to eliminate that possibility the frown would domino its way down to the military line-officer who, if he desired to advance or even keep his rank, now had incentive to keep his hellions sufficiently disciplined.
Man's Republic Period
In monarchy's later times when man had evolved sufficiently and in enough numbers to believe he could rule as well as, if not better, than the king, the time ripened toward man desiring to rule himself. Although that culminated in instances of man forming a republic social order, yet monarchies savagely fought to crush any emerging or existing republics. Hence the early republics of man in Bon had to fight monarchies and anarchies near constantly to establish themselves, and once established had to continue fighting for survival.
Too, the early established republics had so many other flaws that sooner or later they could not sustain their republic. One of their greatest flaws was that they found no effective way to keep evil (the beast) from penetrating the high offices of the republic---so that sooner or later they fell back into monarchy. But collective man's growth during the time of the early republics had nonetheless forced subsequent monarchs to grant man in their kingdoms more leeway to express his freedom. This opened the way for man to learn to more wisely govern himself and his personal affairs.
Eventually man grew in capacity to collectively govern himself sustainably. Thus the time became ripe for man to establish irreversibly the Republic Social Order in 1788. But again the beast in man rose up and would not permit a peaceful founding within Monarchy's claimed territory. So the colonies of America united to throw off the shackles of monarchy, and after victory, hobbled along weakly as a loose confederation for a few years till sufficient numbers perceived the need for a stronger central government---a federal government. At the time in comparative though precarious peace, man consequently established the Republic Social Order with some help from Jehovih's kingdom.
Although the new Republic Social Order kept many of the flaws of past republics, including slavery, yet its Constitution would prove a sufficient example for other nations to establish their own variety of a republic social order. The USA Constitution would also prove adequate to hold somewhat in check the beast in man from destroying the Republic, and to slow the beast's rise toward monopolizing levers of social power. It would also, to some extent, hold the beast at bay till man sufficiently learned what he needed to know about ruling over his own behavior---private and public. So that in his maturing self-discipline the time could ripen for the emerging and the irreversible establishing of the Fraternity social order. Bear in mind, though, that man can choose to aim his developing self-discipline toward Jehovih and His Light or toward the beast. Yet Jehovih provides even for those who choose the beast---ultimately they reduce their own power and effectiveness as simultaneously Jehovih through His kingdom provides for their awakening, as we shall see in one or more later posts.
Because of the times we are in it is possible to a considerable degree for Faithists to see why for man such things occurred; and to see how man may or shall proceed through the times and their propitious seasons already set out for him. And perhaps along the way we shall find clearer or fresh signs and patterns that can help explain today's landscape and indicate the nature of tomorrow's roadway in our journey toward the fullness of Jehovih's kingdom on earth. Next time we look at fraternity and beyond, as the next steps in man's progression.
This article is PART 3 of Prophesying with Cycles for the Coming of Jehovih's Kingdom on Earth (The posting titled "The March 2020 turning point" was PART 1 of this series).
All Oahspe references are from the modern language edition: Oahspe Standard Edition