TEACHINGS FROM AN ANCIENT CIVILISATION
Wisdom Older Than Time - Genesis Antarctica
As revealed in “Pre-Destination”, the original Haakon Urn manuscripts were stolen in 1976, apparently by religious extremists. This was shortly before the book’s initial scheduled publication date. However, although most of the transliteration, translation and rewriting had been focused on the material for “Genesis Antarctica” itself, the team of experts at the Dickensen Institute had also worked on a number of other texts that appeared to be of particular significance in Zandernation culture.
The most notable of these is a brief, ten line “credo” (below), now referred to as “The Paradise Knowing”.
It was included in a small folio of documents found in the third urn to be opened, which also contained the “Book of Magres” and appeared to have been taken directly from the “Tables of Greater Scheme Design”. They believed it should be considered an integral part of the “Book of Magres” as it was one of the very few documents of all those found in the urns which could be said to reflect a Zandernation belief system.
FROM THE “TABLES OF GREATER SCHEME DESIGN” AND INCORPORATED INTO “THE BOOK OF MAGRES”
We are At One with Oneness.
We are At One with our Diversity.
We are At One with our Uniqueness.
We know ourselves to be the sum of all our lives.
We know ourselves to be the fruit of infinite dreaming.
We know ourselves to be Creators of our Worlds.
We cannot believe. We only Know.
We cannot hate. We only Love.
We cannot die. We only Live.
Our Destiny is to Evolve and Fuse As One with Oneness.
THE PARADISE KNOWING TEACHINGS
WE ARE AT ONE WITH ONENESS.
The notion of being “At One” with something implies being in harmony with it. So being “At One with Oneness” is recognition of having a bonding association with the source of all Creation. This is an abstract concept, perhaps a precursor of the Judeo-Christian notion that we all have a “Divine Soul”.
WE ARE AT ONE WITH OUR DIVERSITY.
This “At Oneness” does have infinite facets however, and is expressed as our Diversity, being the multiple manifestations of the Oneness that can also be referred to as the “Godhead”.
WE ARE AT ONE WITH OUR UNIQUENESS.
The multiplicity implied by “Diversity” is further developed to encompass our Uniqueness, presumably meaning the unique nature of our own individual paths of evolution.
The First Trinity may therefore be defined as being at once the Single Source, its Infinite Manifestations and its Singularity. We are one and yet multiple, individual components of a Greater, Unified Cosmic Scheme. These notions will be familiar to anyone who has studied systems of belief in any depth. However, to see them expressed in this cryptic way suggests there were distinctly esoteric aspects to the underlying foundation values on which Zandernation society was built.
WE KNOW OURSELVES TO BE THE SUM OF ALL OUR LIVES.
This statement unequivocally reflects the Zandernation people’s ability to recall previous incarnations. It is not a statement of belief, but of an irrefutable knowing. It explains much about the way the society developed once it was left to its own devices. It does however also imply that this ability should contribute to evolutionary development since “ourselves” must be the “sum” of all lives lived by each “Self”.
(NB: the original text of this Second Trinity is not clear as to whether we should be talking about “ourselves” or “our selves”. The second option does perhaps have broader implications).
WE KNOW OURSELVES (OUR SELVES?) TO BE THE FRUIT OF INFINITE DREAMING.
We are not exactly sure what this statement is referring to. Does it mean individual dreaming that is infinite in scope? Or that there are an infinite number of dreaming states? Or even levels of awareness? Although “The Dreaming” does appear several times in “The Song of Gorin”, particularly with reference to Esperon, its appearance in the “Knowing” would imply there is a more far-reaching significance behind it. Nothing in any of the documents deciphered by the Dickensen Institute teams before the manuscripts’ disappearance throws any further light on this issue. If the lost texts are irrecoverable (which seems probable), we may never learn the answer to this question.
[We should also not forget that “The Dreaming” as a pre-creation state lives on in Australian Aboriginal culture. See “Genesis Antarctica Pre-Destination”, Chapter X.]
WE KNOW OURSELVES (OUR SELVES?) TO BE CREATORS OF OUR WORLDS.
On one level, these words give us to understand that the Zandernations had a very clear idea of the role they had to play in shaping their personal existences. It is a statement of responsibility, implying that they too believed “You reap what you sow”.
There could be another dimension to this statement, though. For in view of their relationship with the Aerauma and their notion of being “At One with Oneness”, this could imply an (implicit or explicit) awareness of Creation at a much higher level.
WE CANNOT BELIEVE. WE ONLY KNOW.
This Trinity consists of three very cryptic precepts. The first of these restates the fundamental reason why the Zandernation people did not need to be told what to believe. They knew what to most of us is unknowable - the purpose of Life, the truth of Creation, the real nature of “Death”, etc.
WE CANNOT HATE. WE ONLY LOVE.
With the breadth of understanding enjoyed by the people of the Golden City, this precept comes as no surprise. They knew how to embrace life in a way we have long forgotten.
WE CANNOT DIE. WE ONLY LIVE.
Once again, and for the second time in the “Paradise Knowing”, we find reference to life’s inextinguishable nature. It also serves to introduce the final line, highlighting the vital role played by evolution.
OUR DESTINY IS TO EVOLVE AND FUSE AS ONE WITH ONENESS.
The entire Zandernation philosophy is summed up in this line. Evolution. Fusion. Oneness. Attaining the point at which being “At One with Oneness” becomes “As One with Oneness”. The first describes an aspiration, a fervent desire to evolve, while the second expresses the ultimate goal of attainment.
We are indebted to Dr. Neaker for this insight into the “ethos” of the Zandernation people. We invite you to bear it in mind when reading the “re-telling” of “The Song of Gorin”, as it does explain a number of reactions and attitudes that we, in our “modern” world, might otherwise find difficult to accept.