• verified badgeKharba Awraham posted an update in the group Group logo of The Ashavan-Faithist FellowshipThe Ashavan-Faithist Fellowship 2 months, 3 weeks ago  · 

    As we learn more about Faithism we will be introduced to a host of new words and terms that we may have never heard before, or we may have an entirely different defintion for.

    Over time these can be learned, so we should not feel we have to master all these names and terms from Day One. The World Teacher encouraged gradual learning as auspicious.

    That being said, I wanted to introduce you to some basic terms you will hear often and will want to know what they mean.

    First, let’s start with humans in the physical shell (i.e. “the flesh”).

    Whenever a being leaves one state of existence and enters another, in the Oahspe this is referred to as a “Resurrection”. The First Resurrection is being born into the atmospheric realm as a spirit being.
    The Second resurrection is to be born into the Etheric Realm. A being who exists in the Etherean Realm is beyond death. To leave one state of extistence and enter another is defined as a Resurrection.

    When we leave the flesh we are born into the realm of spirit as a Spirit person called an “Angel”.

    It is important to understand that life does not come to an end when we leave the flesh. It is only the beginning of a new life, higher realms of existence.

    As we continue to grow and develop we have the potential of ascending to higher levels of existence.

    Here is a brief list of some of the classifications of angels can ascend and serve:

    After a mortal becomes an Angel and exists in this state for a time, they may ascend to the level of an Asaph.
    An Asaph is an angel whose office it is to receive the spirit of a person when they die, and bring it to the place prepared for it.
    An Angel serving as an Asaph can then ascend to the level of an Ashar.
    An Ashar is a guardian angel. They are appointed over a person, to be with that person during their physical life. They then deliver the spirit of that person at time of their physical death, into the hands of the asaphs. They also keep the record of that mortal and bring that to the asaphs.
    An Ashar (or guardian angel) can then ascend to the next level: That of the Loo’is.
    A Loo’is (not sure if this is singular or plural) is an angel who provides the pre-natal condition for specific mortal births as are designed for special work by the Gods or Lords.
    Some angels who have worked at the level of a Loo’is may ascend to serve as Marshals or Marshalesses.
    A Marshall or Marshaless is an angel who has ascended to the rank of a Vice-Lord, one who assists a Lord in their duties.
    An angels serving either as a Loo’is or Marshal can ascend to the next level: A Lord.
    A Lord is an angel who has ascended to the rank and title of a God or Goddess of the earth, or of part of the earth; they are distinguished from a God in rank because a God or Goddess oversees both heavens and earth.
    The Lord who is ready may ascend to the rank of a God or Goddess (a Lord may also serve as a Vice God for a time, serving a God or Goddess.)
    A God or Goddess is an angel who has ascended in rank and who is sufficiently wise and powerful to take charge of an entire planet and its atmospherean heavens.
    Beyond the level of a God or Goddess of a world are the Orians or Orian Chiefs.
    The Orians exist in a realm called Nirvania (another name for Etherean Heavens), beyond the physical realm.
    Among the Ashavan, we would call this Bahisht or the Realm of Light. It is the Celestial Realm beyond the physical creation, itself.

    Note: In the Tablet of Creation we learned about life in the Celestial Realm of Light. Just as there is a whole framework within the physical creation, there is also a complex framework in the Etheriean Realms (Realm of Light).
    So, as we see, the death of the physical shell is not the end of a life, it is the beginning of the next phase of our existence in the Higher Realms.

    Holy Peace

    • There seem to be even more levels beyond Orian:

      “The mortal desireth to become a spirit; then his ambition is to become an etherean; next, an Orian; next, a Nirvanian; next, an Oe’tan, and then to travel in the surveys of magnitudes. But those ahead still call to us to hasten, because the glories ahead are still more surpassing in magnificence! Who, then, can approach the Unapproachable, All Highest! He Who fashioned the plan of all creations! Who is there that is not swallowed
      up with devotion and awe of Him Who is Ever Present, that extendeth beyond all limit, our Father, Jehovih!” (Ch. 17, Book of Fragapatti, Son of Yehovih)

      So according to this passage, we have beyond the level of God/Etherean (in charge of a planet and its atmospherean heavens):

      Orian: a ruler over Etherean worlds.

      Nirvanian: one of a council who appoint the Orians their places and duties.

      Oe’tan: an angel who has attained to the wisdom and power of making worlds.

      “Travel in the surveys of magnitudes”: beyond Oe’tan, one gets to travel and survey different etherean worlds.

      “More glories ahead that are still more surpassing in magnificence”: a step above just travelling and surveying etherean worlds…..God knows what this will be!

      Kind of trippy 🙂