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|Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 1:10am On Apr 07, 2009|
From the “Land of shadows”
They move in terrifying rhythm to the sound of the drums, a mystical dance as intriguing as it is scary. In some mysterious way I am chained by lust and pride and still don’t know how I came to be here. The sulphuric stench is sickening and it seems we are near the sea because I hear the crashing of the waves. I am among other prisoners who are in chains too. The chants rise as hideous creatures come out of the shadows, grabbing the prisoners and dragging them to the cliffs edge. It is a full moon and I see a giant figure tearing at the prisoners flesh in pleasure and with glee. I hear clearly what the chants are now, Diablo’s, Diablos, Diablos. To my horror he points a crooked finger at me and two hooded creatures head towards me, pulling me out of the crowd. One of them removes her hood and to my utter amazement it’s my girlfriend Michelle. Her eyes are as black as coal and her voice as cold as ice. She drags me to the cliff as the chants get louder. Michelle it’s me I scream, don’t do this. At the cliff edge I see what lies below. A sea of lava. I beg, I plead, don’t throw me off, I turn to the second hooded creature, please, my girlfriend has gone mad I cry, somebody save me. The Diablos chants are at a fever pitch, the creatures tear at my flesh, lift me up and throw me off the cliff.
My pillow is drenched in sweat. Its 2.30a.m. What a nightmare. There is movement in my bed beside me so I put on the light then jump out of the bed in fright. Michelle sits up in bed, staring at me. The same cold dark stare. She speaks but it’s not her voice “you know” she says. She turns to an unseen being and speaks. You had no right to save him, he is full of sin, and he doesn’t deserve a second chance. I sit on the floor petrified. She turns to me and in a blood curdling voice says “we are everywhere”. She gets up, dresses up, looks at me one last time and walks out.
I sit on the floor for hours, until the sunlight streams through my window. I light a cigarette with shaky hands. My beautiful Michelle some kind of witch, I can’t believe it. I go to the drawer and check if my shotgun is still there. I already have blood on my hands so killing Michelle will just be one more. There is no way I am going out through some strange sick Naughty Lady. I take another glass of scotch to cool my nerves. What I really need is intimate healing I say to myself. So I call up one of my girls, Catherine. I know I treat her like dirt but I pay her good. After a night of sadistic hedonism I push Catherine away and drift off to sleep.
I open my eyes and to my utter horror I am back at the cliff edge. The Diablos chants, the sulphuric stench, the hideous creatures, all so real. No, this is just a nightmare I scream. Michelle is by my side; I turn to the other creature as she removes her hood and find out to my horror that it’s Catherine. She looks at me with coal eyes and says “I told you we are everywhere”. They tear at my flesh as the hideous creatures throw me of the cliff. A voice rings in my head as I fall into the darkness “we are everywhere”
Mr. Rod k, a man known mainly for the murder of the AAA family jumped out of his hotel room this morning. Written on the wall in his own blood were the words “they are everywhere”
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 2:12pm On Mar 22, 2010|
writers block oh writers block
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 12:37pm On Jan 19, 2011|
Give me strength, give me strength
help me rise like the phoenix
drown the banshees cry
save me from Lilith
and protect me from asmodeus
let Micheal come to my aid
and the stones of fire encompass me
lest the fallen cherub devour me
and the spirits of the nephilim possess me
give me strength give me strength
oh creator give me strength
written during the days of darkness
|Re: Land Of Shadows by holusormi(m): 4:29pm On Jan 23, 2011|
aslan,i love you a whole lot, u know dat?? ur writing is just superb,i actually find myself looking all over nairaland for your posts infact,i tried searching for ur username on google so i could read more of ur writeups but i didnt get anytin useful.its so cool.ive been an avid reader of ur posts since i read your , beginnings of love and death, and one funny story u wrote,altough its been long. but pls try to complete ur stories or poetry,they are always inspiring
|Re: Land Of Shadows by holusormi(m): 4:40pm On Jan 23, 2011|
pls i would love it if u could gimmie a link or an address where i would be able to read or acess some of ur oder writeups.i would really appreciate that, your greatest fan.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 11:13am On Jan 27, 2011|
@holusormi. Thanks a lot for your post; you kinda took me by surprise. For some years a circle of friends used to read racham ( a growing book with about 380 poems and some short stories). A couple of them had to leave for another country and asked me to post excerpts from racham from time to time and I guess that’s how I started.
My short stories are meant to be exactly that “short stories”; not homers odyssey or some never ending tale. My work is a tad bit demanding and I only get to sift through racham (my book) when am on a break. For now all I need for racham to grow is to look into my beloveds eyes, hear my lil niece laugh or watch the beggar in the corner and my pen starts to flirt with paper. I hope you continue to enjoy my write ups and I will post whenever I have a break. Thanks again .Aslan333
|Re: Land Of Shadows by helium44(m): 12:29pm On Jan 28, 2011|
Nauri boy!!! i dey see your hand o! How lag na, i dey jonse for abj here o! so boring mehn! but my training is going just fyn. I'l forward you some of my recent writings. see ya sn.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 11:07am On Jan 29, 2011|
lets hope d transfer works out, parliament dey miss u
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 12:12pm On Jan 29, 2011|
It's the first time I've come across you work but I really find it so beautiful and this is such a pleasant surprised to find in Nigerian medium. I'm not a writer but am so i love with books and writers that I think I am intrinsically linked to them. I started a blog last week which I thought was one way of at least committing myself to actually write something about anything, even of only a paragraph. Guesse what was my first blog called: the Book Clib and it's the one it seems people are viewing them most. I'd love for you and your fans to visit but more importantly, with your permission I'd like to post your work there now and again and of course I would give full credit to the writer. I just think more people should see what you write, it is a gift.
now I have two point I want to share with you about this specific piece, one is a negative and the other a positive, I am not any kind of expert and I would hate to offend you but I hope you will consider this one. My favorite paragraph contains both:
I sit on the floor for hours, until the sunlight streams through my window. I light a cigarette with shaky hands. My beautiful Michelle some kind of witch, I can’t believe it. I go to the drawer and check if my shotgun is still there. I already have blood on my hands so killing Michelle will just be one more. There is no way I am going out through some strange sick[b] naughty[/b] woman. I take another glass of scotch to cool my nerves. What I really need is intimate healing I say to myself. So I call up one of my girls, Catherine. I know I treat her like dirt but I pay her good. After a night of sadistic hedonism I push Catherine away and drift off to sleep.
1. this paragraph is like the rush of heat you get before an , hits when making love, if you know what I mean and then that word (naughty) is so weak it breaks the momentum and leads to a deflation. Children who write on the dining room wall are naughty, a child that breaks your favourite CD is naughty, a witch can in no way be in that category of predictive adjectives. We need a word with punch, like: evil,flagitious, heinous, iniquitous, sinful, ungodly, nefarious, villainous, what do you think?
2. I absolutely and absolutely love the juxtapositioning of sadistic hedonism. It is such a superb depiction of what happened that night without going into the gory details.
Simply put my brother I am head over heels with adoration and love with your work. [url=http://fabulosityworks.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-club.html[/b]]http://fabulosityworks.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-club.html[/url]
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 12:23pm On Jan 29, 2011|
Did you write this poetic peice? I'm gonna die of ecstacy
Give me strength, give me strength
|Re: Land Of Shadows by iice(f): 3:14pm On Jan 30, 2011|
|Re: Land Of Shadows by afrosays(m): 12:46pm On Feb 01, 2011|
But, we really are everywhere?
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 2:38am On Feb 02, 2011|
@ x-factor, thanks for your comments I always love constructive criticism. I have been to your blog and would love to have your S/A friends read my words. Concerning the word “naughty” it wasn’t in the original post I think the word I used was too vulgar and so the software/mod replaced it with the word naughty; I saw the same replacement of a few words e.g. m.o.r.o.n to not-so-smart in my other thread too. Needless to say it breaks the rhythm of the story I am just happy you noticed. Thanks once again and I hope to hear more from you
@ iice thanks
@afrosaya yes we are everywhere
|Re: Land Of Shadows by iice(f): 4:17am On Feb 02, 2011|
No. . .thank you!
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 6:29pm On Feb 03, 2011|
Can I then recommend that you post in more than one site because that is incredibly frustrating to the reader and I can't imagine how you must feel about your work. I'd like to see if there's a way you can send directly to my blog to be saved as draft and then I'll publish once I've formatted if this is agreeable to you or let us know if there's somewhere else we can access your original pieces.
Much Love and more kudos to you,
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 6:39pm On Feb 03, 2011|
Plz email original Land of Shadows to: Tallstar101@gmail.com
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 4:21pm On May 30, 2011|
THE THIRD AGE
In the beginning there was the council of one; he who existed as a triune relationship of love. He spoke and worlds came into being. He created the firstborn as expressions of his love. And many gifts did he bestow upon them. With the creation of the firstborn the Elohim also brought forth many wonders and diverse beings, many who came to be known to the firstborn as the lower order. Thus did the universe come into being and the first age begin. The Elohim gave the firstborn authority and governance of the universe and for each ones work a power was bestowed upon him. Thus were the firstborn scattered in the universe, reporting their stewardship from time to time to the Elohim. The lower orders came to know them as angels’, sons of the Elohim. And there was peace in the universe.
Yet not all the sons of Elohim dwelt abroad for it was given to some to dwell with him; and great power and wisdom was bestowed upon them, for theirs was a special honor, and many honored them for they beheld the face of the Elohim and dwelt in his presence. They came to be known as the glorious ones; and chief in beauty amongst them was Lucifer, the guardian cherub. Many gifts were given to him and the stones of fire were made known to him. As Lucifer went forth many spoke of his splendor and praised the Elohim for such wonder.
Thus with time Lucifer grew with pride and spoke more of his splendor. And would rather the worlds spoke of his beauty and not of the Elohim. But the Spirit of the Elohims glory filled the uniElohim'snd many spoke little of Lucifer’s splendor when they felt the Spirits presence. Then latent envy grew in Lucifer’s heart. And when Eohim the Son went forth, LucifeElohimched as the lower orders worshipped and his brothers bowed in adoration and he knew none would see his splendor as long as they could behold the Son, he knew none would see his beauty as long as they could behold the Spirits glory. He knew none would come to him as long as they could feel the Fathers love.
Thus thoughts were formed in his heart and he spoke words to his brethren. He spoke to many great in strength how much greater it would seem if the strength of the Elohim wasn’t known. He spoke to those in authority how much more it would seem if they answered to no one. He spoke to the lower orders, asking why they can’t usurp the powers of the firstborn and rule the universe. Yet the Spirit knew the thoughts of Lucifer’s heart and Elohim the Son spoke words of love to him.
Yet Lucifer heart was filled with the glory that could be his and he went forth to the chief princes and the kings of old, to the lower orders and his brethren the sons of Elohim. And even though he felt the Spirits pleadings in his heart he walked abroad planting seeds of deceit until there were murmurs among his brethren, and questions in the council of the glorious ones. And he gathered around him beings of like mind some greater in strength though less in beauty or wisdom. We will rule the universe; he proclaimed and subject the lower orders to our control, for do we not excel in beauty and strength? Do the lower orders not look upon our glory with awe? We are the firstborn of the Elohim and should rule as he. In their error they saw only the Elohims power and became blind to his Elohim'shey saw only his beauty and became blind to his holiness. They saw only his splendor and in so doing corrupted their own. And many meetings were held and the Spirit spoke in the gathering of powers then there were arguments back and forth. And the Spirit was grieved, yet Lucifer was pleased.
Then the Father roared and his children came to him. And creation beheld his majesty. And many shed tears for the grief of the Elohim for they had never seen him sad. And he spoke to his children, words of love. He counseled those who would err. What have I withheld from you? He asked. I have given you the universe yet some would desire my throne. Yet I am Father and you are children and so shall it err be, for there is only one God and err shall be only one. Then many were angered at their brethren because of the grief they saw and many turned back from the seeds planted in their hearts. Then the Son came forth from the Elohim. He called many out and took them to the rivers of life; there he spoke words of love. Lucifer’s heart was filled with hate but he kept his thoughts to himself for he saw that the Fathers love had quelled the uprising and many were angered at him. So he hid the malice in his heart and for a season there was “peace”.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by IZUKWU(m): 12:13pm On May 31, 2011|
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 6:58am On Jun 03, 2011|
Aslan its been a while, how far.
Please email the original draft of The Third Age for me.
I want to post it bit there are a few things I don't understand which I think nairaland changed.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by X_factor(f): 6:59am On Jun 03, 2011|
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 3:22pm On Jun 04, 2011|
In the time of celebration; during the galaxy games the one who is now known as Abaddon observed the pleasures in the universe and remembered the words of Lucifer for he too desired worship; but he kept secret his desires because he possessed great authority. Then thoughts formed in his heart and he sent word for Lucifer because he knew Lucifer possessed great wisdom and secret meetings were held and many kings were called. Still many rejected the summons for they remembered the Fathers grief.
Then in the gathering of many Lucifer spoke again. We can subject the lower orders to our rule. We can shut all out from the glory of the Elohim , then ours will shine. For if we can not conquer the Elohim by power, we can rule by deceit. Then he spoke to the watchers, guardians of the chosen world. Why must you guard a world not your own? Why must you prepare for the coming of the unknown? And many watchers argued amongst each other for secret desire had grown in their hearts and Lucifer fanned the flames. And those who followed Lucifer in later days came to be known as the zophim (fallen watchers).
And there was open rebellion in the heavens; Lucifer called to many of the lower orders, speaking of the chosen world and all its beauties and the beauty of their worlds lost its appeal and they all followed Lucifer to the chosen world, that which is now called earth, cherubs and seraphs, archangels and watchers. Yet some were reluctant to follow for the Elohim had forbidden the firstborn to dwell on the earth, this he had prepared for the unknown. And Lucifer called to them. What will do Elohim do? Does he not love us? Will he not plead? And if by grief we can topple him from his throne then so bet it. Then many were gathered to the earth great in strength and splendor. But they erred for they had never seen the Elohims anger; they had never felt his wrath. For in the beginning there was no sin and no need for such. And Lucifer placed his throne in Eden, the garden of God with Abaddon by his side.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 5:21pm On Jun 11, 2011|
Those were dark days indeed. For many wondered at the silence of the Father; why he didn’t crush the rebellion and answer Lucifer’s defiance. But with time those who are now called the elect came to a deeper understanding of themselves, for when tempted they would reply “what is the worship of a thousand beings if it costs the Fathers smile ?what is the beauty of a thousand worlds without the Sons mirth ?and how lonely a throne would be without the Spirits presence. Thus creation was divided into two parts, the elect who loved the giver of gifts and the fallen who loved the gifts.
But while most of creation stood fast against the temptations of Lucifer and ignored his summons there were those among the elect who burned with righteous anger against the fallen. They held meetings and approached the abode of glory seeking audience with the Son, desiring to know the will of the Father. Among those who came were many archangels some who are known by name. Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Peliel; and as they approached the throne the silence of the Father was broken for the Son spoke. Hear me, the time of testing is over for the fallen have hardened their hearts against my Spirit and chosen apostasy, they have abandoned they path I laid before them and brought chaos into my kingdom therefore you shall cast them out of the sanctuaries they have defiled and remove the evil from my dwelling place.
And as he spoke word came from distant worlds and a great cry of anguish rose before the Fathers throne for Abaddon and his angels had unleashed terror upon the lower orders, all who refused his allegiance. Then Michael rose among the seven with a loud battle cry and his angels knew it was the cry of war
|Re: Land Of Shadows by daprofo: 12:38pm On Jun 14, 2011|
aslan333, your writings are really great, Your works inspire a reawakening of the fervid embers of my writing desires in a country like ours, I pray you get to the zenith of your dreams, Nigeria indeed has talents, im reading your work for the first time and would like to read more of it, do you have e-books or online stores selling your works where i can place an order?
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 7:04pm On Jun 22, 2011|
In swift flight and through hidden paths Asmodeus approached the fading beauty of the chosen world. With trouble in his heart he approached Lucifer with tidings of war. Lucifer sneered as Asmodeus proclaimed “they come with the zealot Michael” and Lucifer replied we have the might of Leviathan; for as Lucifer had fallen because of pride in his beauty so had Leviathan fallen because of pride in his strength. A mighty principality was Leviathan. A great champion during the games and one it seemed none could conquer in battle.
Then a loud call was given and the hosts of fallen gathered to the chosen world. And as the seven archangels of the elect approached; Uriel left for the oppressed worlds; for the deeds of Abaddon had grieved his heart and he deemed himself protector of its inhabitants. Then Michael bade him god speed and victory in battle as he stood with the elect facing the might of the fallen.
Then Leviathan put on a form of great terror and went forth into battle and many of the elect fell to his strength as leviathan plunged them into the death-sleep. And the battle was fierce as the sons of Elohim drew energy from the stars to harm one another, and the galaxy was plunged into darkness. Thus Michael saw that only little lights remained in the galaxy of the chosen world and he called to the elect to withdraw from battle. And the elect carried many who had been cast into the death-seep to a place of safety where they tended their wounds. And the fallen gave shouts of glee as Lucifer savored his victory.
Then Uriel approached abaddon and took upon himself a form of light and many of the fallen saw him as a shooting star; but abaddon knew it was Uriel and went forth into battle but he was not strong enough and fell to uriels might. Then abaddons angels heard of the victory of the fallen and rescued abaddon from uriels might, carrying him to the galaxy of the chosen world. And Uriel and his angels gave chase and came upon the great battle. There Uriel saw the host of elect that had fallen into death-sleep and the great darkness that covered the galaxy of the chosen world and grief filled his heart. He called to Michael and the other archangels and asked if they sought word from Elohim the Spirit before battle? Then Michael in his haste to do battle realized his error. Then Uriel spoke amongst the seven “would you underestimate the wisdom of Lucifer so great a being? Would you forget the strength of Leviathan mightiest of foes? Even I who would do battle with Abaddon sought word from the Spirit. Come let us seek counsel from the Spirit and go once again to battle.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 7:05pm On Jun 22, 2011|
Hi daprof I'll send you a mail
|Re: Land Of Shadows by cinorita: 7:31pm On Jun 26, 2011|
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 3:42pm On Jul 07, 2011|
Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chamuel, Japheal and Raguel knelt as they felt the presence of the Spirit. And there was peace in their hearts. Then Gabriel, loved of the Father spoke amongst the seven. Oh Spirit of splendor; meaning of life. How do we conquer the strength of leviathan; how do we defeat the wisdom of Lucifer. For the ways of the fallen are strange to us. There is no honor in battle; no mercy in defeat. Then Elohim the Spirit looked upon them with love. Hear me; you who are filled with zeal for your maker. Your lives will forever be entwined with the chosen world and the chosen race to come. And you Michael will go forth into many battles against the fallen leading the elect of heaven; and you shall drive them from the heavens, for pride comes before a fall and a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. And Michael knew what he must do.
Michael went forth to the gathering of the fallen and called to them “I would have word with your king” then the fallen gave shouts of victory and Lucifer rose from the chosen world thinking Michael came with terms of surrender. As Lucifer approached with all his splendor Michael called to the fallen “was your battle won by beauty? or are the fallen so foolish to choose beauty over strength? Then Lucifer perceived Michaels’ intent and cast dark matter towards him but Michael protected himself with the force of one and left for the abode of the elect.
Then there was dissension in the camp of the fallen, for leviathan heard the words and deemed himself worthy of the throne but Lucifer thought otherwise. Thus leviathan took his angels and left the camp of the fallen; and during the age of man he was known by many names Neptune, Poseidon, the great sea serpent, and many woes did he visit upon the sons of men. And in the chaos that was among the fallen the elect attacked and the fallen fled from the onslaught. Then the archangels focused their energy on leviathan and he fled to the outer darkness.
Now in the heat of battle Lucifer showed not courage but cowardice and fled from the chosen world. Thinking to himself “I will return to my former dwellings” but Michael gave chase. As Lucifer approached the dwellings of high order cherubim he beheld Elohim the Son and fear gripped his heart so he turned on Michael and prepared for battle. And a great dance of death took place and Lucifer was cast forth and fell like lighting towards the chosen world.
Then Abaddon seeing all was lost called the fallen to destroy the chosen world and thereby pierce the Sons heart for he knew how well the Son prepared for the coming of the chosen. Then the earth was destroyed in the battle and the galaxy was plunged into darkness and the elect left the galaxy knowing the fallen were forever confined to the outer darkness and the universe was safe.
Then the council of one spoke. The Father chose an elect among the children to come and gave them as a gift to the Son. The Son chose to reveal the Father to man and bring him glory and the Spirit chose to dwell within them carrying the Fathers presence to the ends of the universe.
Then the council of one spoke. The Father chose to offer his Son as a gift for redemption. The Son chose to redeem with his blood because of the joy of a great family that would be his and the Spirit chose to make them holy living temples for all creation to see. And the Spirit of God moved upon the formless mass the earth had become; and God said “let there be light”
And God saw the light was good. (Genesis chap. 1vs 1-3)
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 10:49am On Feb 23, 2012|
Chaos and confusion, hopelessness and despair. The fallen gathered on the wasteland the earth had become. Observing the aftermath of the great battle many trembled with fear
For though they knew their rebellion was wrong they never thought the Elohim would cast them out. Thus Agramon cried to the minions of fallen "we are doomed, for
The wrath of the Elohim will fall upon us. And many blamed Lucifer for the fall and hated him so. And Leviathan approached Lucifer with Dagon by his side to cause him harm but Lucifer cried out "stay your hand, for if the Elohim wanted to destroy us he would not have sent our brethren, he would have done so himself.
Nay the Elohim will not destroy us for we complete the perfect number of the firstborn. Who will replace us? Will the Elohim tear the fabric and unity of his creation?
And even if he creates new brothers we will make them as us. And these words gave the fallen great pleasure for they felt safe from the wrath of the Elohim.
Then Lucifer spoke the same words that drew the fallen to the earth. “Come let us possess the material world”. For the firstborn are spirits and the material
World with all its sensuality was not theirs to possess and Lucifer had seen his brothers interest and in many such ways drawn them to his side.
But not all the fallen held Lucifer in high esteem and there were frequent battles in the
Wastelands of the earth, for many claimed ownership of certain territories; still many longed for the beauty of their former dwellings
|Re: Land Of Shadows by firestar(f): 1:17pm On Feb 25, 2012|
They still abound
And are viscious as ever
That the guileless not see any clearer
That sheep be led astray
Dousing the light. . .
Hold a lamp and spare
Are You equipped?
From Him get your armour.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 12:19pm On Mar 08, 2012|
On the highest mountain of a distant world Michael sat watching the angels that guard the way to the abode of light. For though the fallen hated their maker they still desired the beauty of the abode they had left behind. Still many of the elect felt the loss of their brethren and wondered like the fallen what the Elohim would do. For their sin was great and deserving of punishment but how could the universe bear the loss of so great a number of their brethren? For though the elect and fallen were sworn enemies there was a time they were brethren still. As he observed from the mountain Uriel approached in a chariot of fire bearing tidings of great joy for the Elohim had begun the recreation of the earth.
The Elohim said “let there be light” and the morning stars sang for joy. For out of chaos new beauty was born, out of darkness came forth a new song. And angels great and small gathered to watch the recreation of the earth and the coming of the chosen ones. Now the fallen also observed the recreation of the world and fled in terror from the ElohElohim'ssence. Gathering on the Ahriman wastelands they trembled with fear, anticipating judgment. Then the Father spoke “Hear me my children and all who would disobey, now it shall be revealed to you the chosen humans and why they are called so. With time they will multiply and fill the earth and replace the number that fell from grace. I know the end from the beginning and none can thwart my will.
Now when Lucifer heard this his heart was filled with fear for if the humans filled the earth then the perfect number would be complete and their judgment sure. And he knew many amongst the fallen who were his enemies; chief amongst them leviathan, would have his throne. So he withdrew to the rivers of Ahriman and there dwelt on his fading beauty for he realized now that he was but a reflection of the Elohim and the malice of his heart did corrupt his splendor. By the rivers, Michael approached him in secret with words of wisdom. Hear me oh mighty one. Once so glorious, born of light. Have you not seen the error of your ways? For no one, neither the firstborn nor the lower orders know the extent of the ElohimElohim's or his love. Come let us gather your brethren and plead with the Elohim maybe he will find for you a solution. But Lucifer replied “will an archangel speak words of wisdom to one who is filled with wisdom? Will Lucifer answer to you when he refused the summons of the Elohim? Nay I am Lucifer the glorious one and the worlds must see my glory’. Then Michael was angered and would do battle but many of the fallen had gathered to Lucifer’s side. Then Michael left for the abode of light.
Now the world of spirits was filled with wonder at man for he was a spirit that lived within a physical body. Many of the firstborn and the lower order observed man with pleasure, praising the Elohim for such wonder. And the elect praised the Elohim for given authority to man, for the fallen who would subdue others to their will were themselves now subject to man. Lucifer too observed them for he had heard the command of the Elohim to man concerning the forbidden fruit and watched to see if man would disobey. But with time he saw that man would not disobey yet he was powerless to cause them harm for the Elohim fellowshipped with them. So he devised a subtle plan to restore his fading beauty and his glory amongst the fallen.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 6:58am On Mar 18, 2012|
From far and wide they came to the Elohims throne room; Spirits great and small for the ‘day of gathering’, when all who are pure stand before their maker. As they entered his presence waves of light flowed over them filling the universe with such joy that the heavens burst forth in praise. Many stood enthralled by such beauty. Many stood awed by such power. And he who sat upon the throne sang words of deep melody as a Father sings for his child for they were his delight. Then all creation bowed in worship until the melodious pleasure was too much for their bodies to contain and the river of fire too powerful for them to behold. And when they left the throne room they knew how dear they were to the Elohim. They knew they were loved. And the lower orders spoke to their brethren of the beauty they had seen yet each one described something different. Each ones experience was unique. And those who dwelt in distant worlds returned in the companionship of the Spirit.
The firstborn too returned to their dwellings and those who lived with the Elohim returned to their sanctuaries. Now Gabriel was deep in thought as he left for the council of powers, where the archangels gathered for fellowship. And as he walked by the rivers he saw the Spirit standing above the waters and he bowed in worship. Rise Oh Gabriel, loved of the Father. Where do you hurry to? Yet Gabriel was slow to answer. Why do you not speak Gabriel, what fills your thoughts? And Gabriel rose to his feet saying “I wonder at a God so powerful that billions of his creation could not stand in his presence for long. A God so loving that he speaks to all his creation as he speaks to me now; And a God so approachable that the humans bask in your fellowship in the garden of delight. Do you worship me because of my power or because of my love Gabriel? That I cannot answer my Lord for you are power, you are love. Then the Spirit laughed saying Gabriel you still have much to learn, but this is not what you would discuss with your brethren at the fellowship of archangels is it? No my Lord, Gabriel replied, we will speak of other matters, matters that weigh heavy on our hearts. Then would there be room for one more at your table Gabriel? No honor could be greater my Lord. And the Spirit of glory went with Gabriel to the fellowship of archangels.
In mirth and laughter Gabriel and the Spirit of glory entered the council of powers and all archangels bowed in worship. And from their silence Gabriel spoke. ‘Will we be silent because the Spirit made his presence known? Let us speak for even our thoughts are not hidden from him. Then Uriel rose in the gathering of powers and spoke to all. The destruction of Abaddon upon the inhabitants of the lower orders weighs heavy upon my heart and I would have my vengeance; and though the Elohim has brought order form the chaos of the first battle, there still remains a place where chaos reigns. Why must this be so? And why must the fallen roam free? And in this Raphael did add “yes my Lord for we all have seen the fallen lurking around the Garden of Eden and we loathe having them taint its beauty. All things have a purpose the Spirit replied, even the chaos you see. With time it will be revealed to you. Yet if my children love me they will obey my commands. You obeyed and are now my elect. Let the humans too choose. And the archangels trusted their maker for they knew his love for his creation was truly great.
|Re: Land Of Shadows by aslan333: 3:06pm On Aug 31, 2012|
Leviathan sat upon a dark throne with wounded pride, his humiliation at the defeat by the elect and loss of honor amongst the fallen filled his heart with bitterness as he thought of his former glory when he walked among the mighty ones. Dagon (a spirit of the line of leviathan, lesser in strength but mighty still) approached leviathan with soothing words and subtle hate. Who is Lucifer to rule the fallen? He asked. Gather the mighty ones and take what is rightfully yours. Rule by terror and the rest will follow. Rule by strength and the millions of fallen will bow in submission. Now Agrammon heard the words of Dagon and left in swift flight to the abode of Lucifer. I come with tidings of war he said and Lucifer knew it was leviathan. What is your price for this information Lucifer asked? A place in your kingdom Agrammon replied, for Agrammon was a lesser spirit and knew that the line of leviathan valued only strength and would have no use for him in their kingdom. When Lucifer heard all he rose saying to Abaddon now will the fallen know why I frequent the Garden of Eden. Yet it seems leviathan has made my plan come sooner. It is not the nature of kings to flee when they hear tidings of war, Abaddon replied, stay and fight! Nay Lucifer replied. As the Father of lights does say, wisdom is better than strength and this will I show amongst the fallen. Stay and hold the mighty ones till my return. And Lucifer left for Eden while Abaddon called all who were loyal to him to stand by his side against Leviathan, Dagon and the mighty ones.
Now losing all hope that Adam would sin on his own, Lucifer had observed Adams love for Eve and took the form of a serpent(for many a times Lucifer had seen Eve play with the serpent and knew it to be one of her favorite pets) waiting for Adam to leave he approached her with subtle words; enticing thoughts. Now in the midst of Lucifer’s words Elohim the Spirit spoke to Eves’ heart “you are to rule the creation, he said, not be taught by it”. But just as Lucifer had enticed the fallen with the Elohims glorious power at the expense of his character, his love; so he did with Eve and in desire she ate of the fruit.
Immediately Eve ate the fruit she knew she had been deceived and in tears called to Adam. As Adam approached he knew something was wrong for he felt loss within him, he felt alone. In tears she explained all and Adams heart was torn within him. Could he live forever without Eve by his side? There was none like her. No he said to himself, and though he was not deceived he ate of the fruit choosing rather to die with her then to live forever without her. On that day their spirits died and they became as Lucifer, having a sinful nature. And the authority over the earth that was once Adams became Lucifer’s.
Now Lucifer who was still in the form of the serpent was filled with pride at his victory and the pain he had brought upon the Elohim. And he watched Adam and Eve with pleasure. Now Elohim the Son came to fellowship with the humans as was his custom and hearing his footsteps they fled in guilt. Calling to them Adam blamed the Elohim for giving him Eve and Eve spoke of the serpents’ deception. Then the Elohims anger was kindled and he spoke punishment to them all. But Lucifer knew not the magnitude of his punishment as he fled from the Lords presence. Now while the Elohims anger is fierce, his love is eternal and he called to the humans speaking words of love to them. Turning to Adam he said “why had you no faith in me? Did you think I would find no solution to Eve eating the fruit? And turning to Eve he said “you were drawn by glory but you will learn that glory shines forth from within. But now you have the nature of sin, to live forever in this state watching all the burdens your sins cause will be a burden to great for you to bear. You will not eat of the tree of life until your spirits have been reborn. Until then men will live for their appointed time then rest in the dust of the earth and their spirits return to me. For dust you came from and to dust you will return.
The fallen raged in battle for though leviathan, Dagon and the mighty ones were greater in strength Abaddon and those loyal to Lucifer were greater in number and it seemed for a while the forces were evenly matched. Then Lucifer came filling the battlefield with his glory and all looked to him. “The earth is mine, he proclaimed. And the humans are mine to rule; slaves who must obey. Soon the world will be filled with the sons of Adam. Pledge allegiance to me and I will divide the earth amongst you, giving you lordship over its territories. Then leviathan looked upon the waters of the earth and the mighty creatures that dwelt within and he said “their form will be mine” and Lucifer gave him authority over the waters’ giving many gifts to the mighty ones of leviathan.
Then Elohim the Spirit appeared in a form terrifying to behold and from the chaos of the first battle he prepared an eternal dwelling place for the fallen. For the Elohim did not create hell, he prepared it from the destruction caused by the fallen. Then the Father spoke “now the elect do know that everything has a purpose, even the chaos once left untouched for the earth will not be the eternal dwelling place of the fallen neither the sons of man slaves to sin forever. For they are the chosen ones and my loves rests upon them.”
And the fallen beheld the lake of fire with terror and dismay. And the fallen trembled with fear at the deep darkness for they were created from light and such darkness was terrifying to them. And all hated Lucifer for bringing so great a punishment upon them. And all while swearing allegiance to Lucifer knew they must obey the Elohim, not out of repentance but from fear.
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