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The Book of Spirits is by Jan-Anton van Hoek, is part of his book "Tekenen uit de Nabije Kosmos" (Signs from the Nearby Cosmos).
Original text is copyrighted by Jan-Anton van Hoek.
The Book of Spirits
The Book of Spirits, from the mouth of Emperor Noer, was inaccessible and hidden by taboo in the previous World Year. But now man's spirit has penetrated all the way to the periphery of cosmic knowledge. Many seers have paved the way for a human ability to understand all these higher things, in accordance with the values of the old world. Much information from the Nearby Cosmos has reached mankind. Nevertheless the dawn of a new era was necessary to bring this Book out again. After ample deliberation, we ( Jan-Anton and his spirit brother Rudolph) decided to make this happen, without adding much commentary. First, explaining the text and giving examples can be done in a later work; and secondly -and this consideration has heavy weight- these words are not open to more direct explanations than they already are in themselves, as they are clear for the true seer, who will gain cosmic insight sooner or later after reading the text, and who then will re-utter what the old words mean according to their own language or accent.
It is probably not too much to say that the Book of Spirits is not intended for use as a kind of spiritualistic manual, and is also not intended as a parapsychological dictionary The text is absolutely authoritarian, without being indoctrinating. In fact, the words are older than this world, because the earliest recorders must have received them from older sources, and in this way nothing has changed since the earliest of times.
The new World Year does not necessarily mean that something has changed in this regard. Only the way of accessibility and therefore understandability has become greater.
In association with spirits, nothing more than what Noer explained can be perceived, but in the text there is a wide area for your own discoveries, with all the advantages -and risks- thereof. In spite of certain secrets, gaining knowledge of the Spirit World is very advisable, because all things derived from it are good, and a lot of messages are waiting for interested people. Nature offers everything man is ready to discover in a very convincing way, and it is the same with the spirit world, which overlaps the world of nature for a great part, especially where there is great differentiation.
It demands a certain mental exercise to learn to value the Book of Spirits, which we shall render in the next pages, to its right value. Only those who will approach the great amount of information in the Book with great sense of self-discipline and at least a pure intention, will be able to also use it in a holy way.
We do not dare to give any measure for this, also because we do not want to wander in the sphere of the subjective: the subject by itself has already been sufficiently disreputed.
Nevertheless it is for the first time that, since the old Civilization perished, that these words are being repeated. With the freedom brought by the new times, they are being widely spread. Rudolf - as one now knows: my spiritual co-writer- was one of the few who, in the old World Year, felt and at certain locations also predicted, that radical changes would be necessary and would happen on the spiritual level. Rudolf -bearer of knowledge with still partially sealed mouth- : is now speaking through me, thus the pluralistic form I use in this part of the text.
Let us now turn our attention to the literal, unabridged text of the Book of Spirits.
The Book of Spirits
Thus Noer spoke in relating to the Gods:
" The Gods are the stadholders of Per and the regents of the Universe. They can be from different origins -coming forth from enlightened human souls, or in first instance already Godhead- and their power can differ, but they are all sovereign over the visible in the cosmos, and also over that what is concealed from the the human eye, unless it is also not observable for their own eye. Gods can lead a human life. Then their body is mortal, without having any influence on their Divine spirit. How different their power may be, it is terrible and fearful in comparison with the weakness of the mortal.
By nature Gods are patterns of security and stability, independent of what cosmic goal they may pursue. They are a refuge for those who seek support, as in their goodness they are relenting for the prayers of the sincere. This goodness is evocable for those who find the right words. Like all beings, of whatever nature they may be, Gods are subject to vibrations of light and spherical density, dependant on the way they are connected -temporarily- to a more or less materialized world.
However the wrath of Gods can be evoked too. Then it is not easy to reconcile and often not attainable during one lifetime. Although Gods live a long time in comparison with many other spiritual beings, their immortality is limited. In their aeon long life span, they attain such a degree of perfection, that they dissolve completely into Per. Their cosmic task will then be taken over by a being previously lower in rank, but that by its increased perfection is high enough in spiritual hierarchy that he can attain Godhead. He would also be able to pass the God phase and go directly into Per, be it not for the fact that certain qualifications make him the perfect candidate to fulfill the Divine office. By this alone he has reaching in so much the centripetum of the dissolving Godhead, that he automatically arrives at his place, without mankind noticing a change in the attitude of the the Adored one.
In outer appearance the Godhead can show predominantly male or female characteristics, depending on pre-meditated, or executive appearance. Also, each male appearance has a female counterpart, and each female a male. In essence they form one unity in as much as one is incomplete without the other.
All Gods and Goddesses are surrounded with a host of acolytes. These acolytes are sometimes but not always their successors. Often it is they who appear in splendor to other spirits and to humans. Not everybody can bear the radiance of the Godhead itself.
In general it is possible for a Godhead to express itself threefold. First there is the Premeditated-Figure: the Godhead as out-of-itself-creating Force. Secondly, there is the Executive-Figure: The Godhead as converting-into-deed Ability. Thirdly, there is the Earthly-observable-Figure, which manifests itself into flesh.
Like many spirits, Gods can incarnate. From the moment that they, as a spirit, attain the rank of Godhead and succeed their predecessor, up to the time they themselves will go up into Per, they will incarnate a certain number of times, the number of which has been predetermined. The periods in between those incarnations can differ widely in duration.
The Immortals and the Gods of Luck in their many forms, in which people believe, only partially belong to the World of Gods. The Gods of Luck generally belong to the nature spirits in as much as they are not connected to the souls of ancestors who have not yet reincarnated. The Immortals -who are actually not totally immortal- the same applies. Nevertheless, some Gods really fulfill patrimonial roles.
Ruler-Gods will become more rare, but a few of them will help mankind to the end of Times, until also their golden Blood will be shed. After the Night of Misjudgment the blood being shed shall make golden Apples grow, which will be eaten by the Seer and the Blind. Then the holy Ruler ship will blossom again for the blessing of the cosmos.
Strong is the charisma of the true Gods: it will conquer all attacks. It will be thought that it has gone, but all the mud thrown upon it will not be able to prevent that the consecration and the splendor of the Gods will continue. Man cannot bring harm to the Gods. After heavy hands of desecration have rested upon true belief into Gods by mankind, man will return to the source of all eternity and of everyone's luck of life, and the Gods will smilingly receive them and provide them with prosperity. For man thousands of years may have passed but for him who is eternal, it is only a drop of one grain into the little hour glass he holds between his feet."
"It can be said that the Döwíli are of many shapes. Appearing to man and influencing his course of life, the human description of them is inevitably according to the distinction between good or evil Döwíli. This depends on if the action of a Döwíl corresponds with the pleasure feeling of man, or if it is the opposite.
Like the Gods, which they are close to and whose orders they often carry out, the Döwíli know male and female forms. They have students around them. For the human eye their appearance can take many forms, what makes an inexperienced observer easily confused, especially because not all Döwíli have frightful appearance. On the contrary, many of them are lovely and even like to take on dancing poses. Döwíli are not able to turn into Gods, but after a while they can dissolve into Per, just like the Gods. Their replacement also happens in an indiscernible way for the human eye. It happens according to a very complicated schedule, in which there is a distinction between higher and lower Demons.
Incarnation of Döwíli is normal business. Just like when they are not incarnated, they will fulfill a certain, more or less detailed task. As there are also Ruler-Demons, it is obvious that, when important rulers of which the divine birth is not certain, in many instances can be classified as belonging to kind of Döwíli. Also the Ruler-Demons can be lovely, but this is rather an exception. Many cosmically necessary blood baths are under their authority. In case of incarnation, Demons can be found in mankind in many different classes, including the aristocracy and the dynasties. Many Döwíli are, having entered the flesh, gifted artists, philosophers, priests, popular leaders, officers and other people who have a hold on the masses.
Their demon nature does not need to be frightful. It is ridiculous to have fear for Demons at onset, although respect and prudence are recommended. Demons are seldom truly blood thirtsy or cruel. However it can happen that they attack humans. The outcome is certain. In such a case the origin must always be found with the human who has insulted or challenged the Döwíl, or he has deserved a just punishment because of one or another cosmic misdeed."
Noer is then silent about the demons, but it can be understood that much of what follows about half-material, spherical spirits and nature spirits is also partly true for the world of demons, as it is not always clear what type of spirit one is dealing with, and narrow distinctions between the one and the other category are hardly present in the spirit of Noer. One restriction though that is hardly above the level of speculation: it is best to read the writings of Emperor Noer without being too concerned about these editorial commentaries. Nevertheless we can imagine the smile with which this World Ruler wrote his words, leaving what can be guessed unstipulated, knowing, knowing beforehand. In as much is known: because the Demons are around people, it is obvious that man should not be avoiding contact with them, but instead seek it. It would be really stupid to deny their existence. But we return back to the text of Noer.
In relation to the human-spirits, Emperor Noer says:
"The human body can serve as an earthly, temporal house for many kinds of spirits, but in the first place it serves the human spirit. From this it is clear that not all spirits in a human body are humans, although it is valid for the majority. Man himself, incarnated, can be in an animal or more spiritual phase, which can vary a lot -for those who understand and see- and what is always manifest in its radiation.
With corporeal death, the spirits leave the body. The bodies undergo decomposition as with all that is mortal. The spirits incarnate in other human bodies after passage of time. The Ancestors who have passed over can be subject to adoration, and sometimes with some justification. With those still on earth they are often persuaded to look further into the future than most people in the flesh can do. All this is possible because there can be a considerable time between two successive incarnations. There is also a lot of confusion between spirits of deceased ones with all kinds of other spirits, even up to the Gods. Some human spirits can become sources of torment. They usually manifest as ghosts, which also does not mean that every ghost is dangerous.
The human spirit is able to attain Enlightenment and then to become a Godhead, directly or by first becoming an acolyte. It is also possible for a human spirit to attain Enlightenment without first transforming into an other Order of Spirit. Man can also become a Döwíl, and there are occasion where he fuses with, goes up into or become functional equal to a nature spirit.
The spiritual types of people can do a lot for the enhancement of their Enlightenment, as the anachoreten (Souls who have withdrawn themselves, like hermits) do. They and others easily become in the sphere of holiness -rightly or not- with their environment. True Saints are usually incarnated higher spirits, like Gods, acolytes of Gods and certain Döwíli. When saints fulfill a certain faculty, then they are clearly -active or not- similar to Gods among mankind.
The spiritual appearance of man can also express itself in magic, nature magic and similar often useful things, and in the magnetism of the preponderance. Many people hallucinate in this, and there always have been swindlers in this area, but that does not mean that true witches and magicians are experienced beings, who often are useful for a good purpose and indispensable in the Nearby cosmos.
Spirits of deceased can be found as house spirits -in the midst of nature spirits which can also fulfill this role- and as guide spirits for protection and guidance of incarnated individuals.
Monarchs, at least when they are real Rulers, are a different kind of human spirit when incarnated. Their entire personal fate as spirit is usually connected with it.
Sometimes incarnated human spirits cause personal punishments, which are executed by higher spirits. In many cases these punishments are a one time deal only and concern the body. Man is then affected by death, disease, and the like, also brain disease, mental disease. More serious punishments are rare and are more likely to show up in the form of an autonomic reaction to man's evil deeds.
It is not up to man to make a distinction between humans and animals, especially not concerning the spirit.
It is certain that some humans are spiritually inferior to certain animals. For this reason alone one should limit the killing of animals to what is very necessary, and not eat their flesh. It is for certain that the founder of the world civilization was Bird-headed. It is also certain that Gods sometimes prefer to manifest in animal forms. It is also certain that many other spirits appear to mankind as animals.
Animals were not meant to be servants of man, but as co-habitants of this world. In this a certain equilibrium is present, which will be upset by man. Man will also upset the world of plants, the world of the earthly soil, the waters and the air -to his own decay.
The biggest enemy of the human spirit is its own self-conceit, arrogance and delusion, and this will finally cause the body-man's demise. Man will be able to invent what he desires, or to found great realms as he wishes. But those will always perish to the evil of stupid pedantry. Thus, in a certain way, man is the fool of the cosmos, and nobody will find this tragic.
Noer digresses on a category of partly incarnated spirits:
"There s a group of nature spirits which, under certain circumstances, incarnate in the human body, especially the mountain, water and other nymphs. Vampires and sometimes tree spirits also happen to incarnate, the last ones often in the form of children who never reach maturity. They usually die as children. Although they are not dangerous, they can make people mad by their crying. There is no doubt about the aggressiveness of vampires. Their twofold nature of animal-spiritual existence makes it very difficult to categorize them in a particular class of spirit beings.
"The Angels are heavenly spirits that never incarnate and thus are different from the Gods, acolytes and Döwíli. Because they never take on a body up and until they unify with Per, they form a very reliable source of continuity in the spiritual system. To call the Angels is useless as their appearance can not be evoked. In most cases they themselves do not appear, but their lower spirits -angel servants- do this in their place. It is the rule that these angels servants succeed their master when he dissolves into Per. The forms in which angels and servants of angels manifest, can differ widely. They also can show diverse gradations of light brilliance and color schemes. The idea that angels are God's messengers is not true, because Per does not have a direct relationship with humans, and the Gods do not use angels as their servants, they only use their own surrounding spirits. At the most, angels, or rather angel servants, bring people impersonal cosmic messages, and they also appear as protecting spirits for cosmically important persons.
It is easy to confuse Angels with a related group of spirits, the Kámál-Hjinoe, who have a different cosmic function.
Kámál-Hjinoe are present in groups of twelve. One of them is always the highest in rank. For many people, their sight is already deadly, or at the least it leads to madness. That awe-inspiring is their immense and usually martial appearance. Usually Kámál-Hjinoe work together for one cosmic purpose or another, often in relation to an earthly happening or development. They are typical spirits of the Nearby cosmos, which does not mean that in more distant cosmic systems no similar groups would be present. Each Kámál-Hjin has a characteristic color in its form, sometimes also a mineral appearance. It is normal for them to show up with other spiritual authorities. These spiritual authorities can be many fold. Kámál-Hjinoe are not servants of man. At the right time also Kámál-Hjinoe will dissolve into Per. As with certain other spirits, their servants -a kind of Intelligences of high nature- succeed them when they go up into Per.
Kámál-Hjinoe are spherical spirits that never incarnate, like the Angels. Their area of interest however is different. Their role can be decisive with small or greater fate of the world. If an incarnated God is influencing the fate of the world in lesser or greater way, it is almost certain that is surrounded by Kámál-Hjinoe who are working closely together with him.
In human terms the power of Kámál-Hjinoe is immense. As they are easily irritated, it is advisable never to mock them and always approach them with respect. An angry Kámál-Hjin is one of the most dangerous beings in the entire cosmos, and even the Gods respect them. Kámál-Hjinoe from their side respect the Gods and work together with them loyally and continuously.
Kámál-Hjinoe are spirits that have a very strong sense of honor and a great capacity for affection. They can be very friendly and have warm means of expression. Those who have their friendship are truly their friends and are protected against any attack or danger. But when their anger has been raised, nothing but misery can be expected, what is especially true when their friends have been mistreated. They are worthy of praise!
In short, Kámál-Hjinoe are the best of what the cosmos has to offer to spirits. In rank they come immediately, together with Angels, after the Gods.
One could also count the not-to-the-earth-bound spirits to the spherical spirits, that is, the stratospherical spirits, the dance spirits and the spirits of sound, in as much as they are not bound to the earth. In essence they nevertheless are not that different from the nature spirits, only their location is different."
Apparently Noer did not find it necessary to give more information about these spirits. One can assume that one can find more information when reading about nature spirits, while stratospherical spirits may be similar to many nature spirits, dance demons with dance spirits, maybe partly with elves, and spirits of sound with earth-bound sound spirits.
About the rest of the spirit world, Noer wrote:
Many spirits have a well defined task to fulfill. Sometimes their outer appearance is connected to this. Humans with the second sight usually can observe spirits visually.
Light spirits come in many categories depending on the place and time they like to manifest. There is a certain relationship with elves and cobolts and also with true aerial spirits. However the light spirits distinguish themselves from these three kinds of spirits by their much bigger size and the fact that they are much more subtle. the same can be said of dance spirits and sound spirits. Sound and dance spirits are extremely susceptible to vibrations. They are beings for whom higher aesthetics are very important. Disharmonious sounds, clumsy movements can upset them and even anger them. their importance should not be underestimated, because they can send out strong vibrations that have a lot to do with the fate of man. In general, one can say that he who is clumsy in sound and movement, should not count too much on cosmic luck. By his own behavior he himself disturbs his aura, by which good vibrations have more difficulty reaching him, and thus he is exposed primarily to the anger of sound and dance spirits, but he is also a willing receiver of strongly negative forces. He who wants to live in harmony with himself and the cosmos should consider this.
Spirits which are strongly connected to place are empire spirits and city spirits. They are connected to a state, a power, a people. Sometimes their influence is limited to a very small area, usually a gate, a tower, a path. Many tribes adore these spirits as if they were Gods. This is understandable because their power can be immense, and a ruler must take that into account. If no respect is being paid, they can be very angry or retract in bitterness, neglecting their area of influence. If they decide to punish an area then all kinds of things can happen, like epidemics, wasted wars, bad harvests and so on. Usually they are happy with modest offers, although many of them demand clear recognition of their power, and they demand decent respect.
Related to them are servant spirits, which usually are beside the ruler. It is obvious that their function is parallel to that of the empire spirits. While the empire spirits are primarily occupied with political matters, the servant spirits are concerned with the well being of the ruler and his family. But there are more differences. Servant spirits are similar to guide spirits in function, but they belong to the order of nature spirits. Rulers who are in disharmonious connection with servant spirits, do not rule well. The ruler also has to take into account that his rulership is supported by his servant spirits, and that the empire can only be maintained by the work of the empire spirits.
For the flora, fauna, soil life and tasks connected to this, a category of nature spirits exist which are the elves, alvers, gnomes, kobolds, fees, nymphs, mountain nymphs, water nymphs, aerial and water spirits, tree spirits, and finally giants. Elves can be connected to water areas or to plants. In relation to these objects they shows a certain similarity to guide spirits. In general, elves are gentle. Their existence is relatively subtle, as they are closely connected with the object. Man should leave all these nature spirits undisturbed rather than adored. Their ruling task is important, and disturbances are handled badly. Their shortness of appearance does not mean that they dissolve after their object has disappeared, but rather that they can be placed somewhere else.
A bit more aggressive than elves are the alvers, who mostly dwell in and around pools and who are not really nice to humans, although it has to be said that this attitude often has a good reason. Alvers have magical power and a strong consciousness, and can attack humans in a powerful way and destroy them, but their power is usually limited to a very small area. An atmosphere heavy as lead is usually a characteristic of their presence.
Gnomes are also not fond of humans. They are usually short of stature, in contrast to the elves and alvers, who are much more ethereal. Gnomes are often extremely gruff, and if they expect a weakness they can be aggressive. As it is well known, they occupy themselves with minerals and the like. There are also forest gnomes who are occupied with a kind of sylvan garden work, and they are also as distrustful and grumbling as their subterranean counterparts. their stature varies, but almost never more than two and a half to three foot tall.
Cobolds are immensely more playful and subtle, and also much smaller. They belong to the most friendly beings in nature. One could say that they are childish of nature, but also helpful and cautious: Per's smile, incorporated in a nature being that although subtle is very well perceptible.
There is less to tell about fairies that one might think, because most of the forms of manifestation that are attributed to fairies are not at all fairies. They belong to any group -often appearing in female form- of benevolent spirits. A real fairy is a being related to the elves, but it is more inclined towards humans and animals, and with a distinct magical meaning. Fairies sometimes act as a kind of guiding spirit for magicians, mostly women.
There are many kind of nymphs, as was mentioned before. Their meaning as nature spirits should not be underestimated, although their power of action is very localized, as with all nymph-like beings. Good examples are mountain nymphs, water nymphs and forest nymphs. Light spirits and water spirits have a male aspect; the nymphs are female. Aerial and water spirits have similarities with alvers, but their radius of action is greater, especially with the aerial spirits, and their power is in keeping.
And finally, giants, they are similar to gnomes, but they can have impressionable dimensions. They like to inhabit primal forests and mountainous regions. They are very short-tempered and dangerous, but they are certainly not the most intelligent beings on earth, although there are exceptions, among which are some striking ones.
A man of stature can rule over giants, but a weak person will be destroyed without hesitation. Giants are very material and can be easily perceived by those who have the second sight even in the smallest degree. They have a tendency to be carnivorous and they enjoy noise. They are scared of experienced magicians and of certain scents.
A subdivision of spirits appearing in animal forms is composed of werewolves, weretigers, wolfspirits and similar spirits. It is generally known that these are extremely dangerous to humans. A strong will is necessary to keep them at a distance, even for someone knowledgeable in those affairs, or for an experienced priest. Were-spirits are aggressive and apparently evil. However, the enormous energy they can generate can be put to service by an experienced magician, and then used for good things. Furthermore, some were-animals guard graves and they prevent dishonoring of women. All this is dependent on time and place.
The rest of the spirits are to be divided into plant spirits, tree spirits, water spirits, aerial spirits, fire spirits, earth spirits, mountain spirits (no nymphs), swamp spirits, house spirits (non-human), ice spirits, building spirits, cave spirits: in short, spirits inherent to relative ephemeral forms of expressions of nature, whose importance and power are relatively place dependant.
When associating with all spiritual beings, it is better for man to have a respectful attitude, and not be too daring, especially not with less patient spirits. Being careful is always necessary, as is a great degree of understanding and discipline towards the sphere of existence of the spirits.
This is recommended for the solitary who is destined to survive, because after centuries man will affect the soil he stands on in such a manner, and affect their surrounding world in such a degree that the spirits in the affected areas will retreat grumpily in growing numbers. When the situation will reach a point of intolerance they will fight back with disastrous consequences for mankind. They also will be the ones who will at last destroy the planet when man will sufficiently wreck the planet. In the wood stripped areas heat will rule as if from twelve volcanoes, or chill as if from dozens of ice fields. Quakes will penetrate the earth crust, which shall crumble and collapse. Trees and other vegetation, left by their spirits, will dry up and break apart. Subterranean vapors will rise up through cracks in the earth and suffocate every lung or gill. The sun will be blue, the moon fiery red, the stars will be pale dots, and the sea will steam and boil in a deadly chaos.
The spirits will grasp all the stretched out hands of Per, but those people who will not be worthy to be taken up in time, will not see these Hands.
All vegetation will be shriveled, like all life curling up in cinders. Per's burst of laughter will sound over the self-conceited civilization of man, like a clay object broken into pieces. Arya, the Bird headed, will jeeringly behold what will happen: continents will break apart, mountains will cave in, oceans turn into mountains and lakes into cliffs, clouds into avalanches of stones, trees into clouds of descending trunks, while the earthly mass is like a rain of scorched black soil. What once was fertile is now barren and singed. Sand covers the ruts of what once were cities. Vapors, almost tangible, suffocate what is left of life. A hand encompasses the equator, and squeezes the last drop of life out of this unfortunate sphere that was once the earth. Laughter resounds and barren pieces of earth scatter into the universe.
He who will be taken away on time will experience doom. therefore honor the spirits because it is the gross arrogance of man that will introduce this disaster. Let this be a lesson given by an old man and ruler."
This is the end of the Noer's Book of the Spirits.