Devil Worship: The Sacred Books and Traditions of the by Isya Joseph

By Isya Joseph

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At this time he commaned Gabriel to bring two pieces of the sel White Pearl; one he placed beneath the earth, the other stayed at the gate of heaven. He then placed in them the sun and the moon; and from the scattered pieces of the he hung in White Pearl he created heaven as ornaments. the stars He also which created fruit-bearing trees and plants and mountains for ornaments to the earth. ® Then the Great God said: "O Angels, I will DEVIL WORSHIP 38 create Adam and Eve; and from the essence of Adam proceed Sehar bn Jebr, and of him a separate community shall appear upon the earth, that of Azazil, shall Melek Ta'us, which is the sect of the sent §eih *Adi bn Musafir from the land of Syria, and he came (and dwelt in Mount) Lalis.

They still have another assembly. "the road of the kochaks/' around lecting his neck, goes wood their backs. when This The wood it is called each, putting a rope up the mountain. they bring is After to §eih *Adi, carrying colit on used for heating purposes and for the emir's cooking. During these assemblies the sanjaks are passed around. In the first place they are washed with water made sour with sumac in order to be cleansed from The water is given away in drinks for In return money is taken.

One of them must travel in the province travel in a fixed order, differing They each year. Every time he goes out, the traveler must cleanse himself with water made sour with summak (sumac) and anoint himself with an oil. He must also lamp at each idol that has a chamber. This is the law that pertains to the sanjaks. The first day of our new year is called the Sersdlie, light a the beginning of a year. It falls on the Wednesthe first week in April ^^ of On that day there day must be meat in every family.

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