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Another Time And An Inner Place Pt 6
"Bounded by pillars at either end, the seven sacred sites lie under
the beneficial royal arch of the Milky Way."

Trevor was convinced that this powerful configuration is not static; he believed
that just as subliminal energies stream up and down through the chakras within
the human body, so similar forces, 'the Wouivre', surge northwards and
southwards along this great alignment of cathedrals. (*This is the reason behind
the construction of the "New Jerusalem" of sites in cities across the United
States and North America, as was attempted in other places around the world in
days past) Dowsers have discovered that powerful lines of energy intersect at
each of the sites along this route.

"There was a complex web of inter-connecting routes to Compostela
from all over Europe. The pilgrimage began to gain immense
popularity during the reign of Charlemagne (768-814 AD), but the
main guide for the intending pilgrims was published in the twelfth
century as the Codex Callextinus. Included on the various
itineraries were Amiens, St. Denis in Monmartre, Notre-Dame de
Apris, Chartres, Orleans, Tours, Poitiers, Le Puy and Toulouse.
"Most of the seven sites of the configuration were on different
routes to Compostela. Trevor Ravenscroft was convinced that
insightful pilgrims journeyed from Compostela to Rosslyn, calling at
each of the sites in turn. . . ."

In this configuration of the New Jerusalem of Solomon's temple,
Rosslyn was to be the center of the labyrinth, what would rightly
have been called The Holy of Holies?the position occupied now in the
newly constructed New Jerusalem of the North American continent by
Denver's International Airport. The other cities would be Salt Lake
City, UT; Torreon, Mexico; Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, MN;
Atlanta,GA; and Independence,MO.

"One of the keys to this puzzle proved to lie in applying an
understanding of the Druidic concept that the seven sacred sites
were the earthly equivalent of the seven chakras or energy centers
in human beings. This idea that there are seven earth power points
arcing across Western Europe from northern Spain to Scotland has
been confirmed from other sources. What relevance has that to
Rosslyn Chapel, other than the fact that Rosslyn is the seventh site
in the alignment (*the equivalent of the crown chakra)."

Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's deputy secretary of state, once
told Time magazine in 1992, that "In the next century [today],
nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a
single, global authority." This is the purpose behind the
construction of the New Jerusalem ?Solomon's grandest temple?"to
harness the seething energies of Lucifer" and manifest them here on
planet Earth in a single global authority.

Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a renowned Rosicrucian author, once wrote
a book about these energies and the `elite' race which who would one
day control them, as well as the `idyllic world' this would
supposedly create, remembering that homogenizing Mankind into one
controllable mass of energy is everything the New World Order seeks
to do. His knowledge of advanced ideas through his Rosicrucian
connections shows the level of information that has always been
available to those who were part of the elite secret societies.

Vril?the Power of the Coming Race
Chapter VII
"A ROOM to myself was assigned to me in this vast edifice. It was
prettily and fantastically arranged, but without any of the
splendour of metal work or gems which was displayed in the more
public apartments. The walls were hung with a variegated matting
made from the stalks and fibres of plants, and the floor carpeted
with the same.

"The bed was without curtains, its supports of iron resting on balls
of crystal; the coverings, of a thin white substance resembling
cotton. There were sundry shelves containing books. A curtained
recess communicated with an aviary filled with singing-birds, of
which I did not recognise one resembling those I have seen on earth,
except a beautiful species of dove, though this was distinguished
from our doves by a tall crest of bluish plumes. All these birds had
been trained to sing in artful tunes, and greatly exceeded the skill
of our piping bull-finches, which can rarely achieve more than two
tunes, and cannot, I believe, sing those in concert. One might have
supposed one's self at an opera in listening to the voices in my
aviary. There were duets and trios, and quartets and choruses, all
arranged as in one piece of music. Did I want to silence the birds?
I had but to draw a curtain over the aviary, and their song hushed
as they found themselves left in the dark. Another opening formed a
window, not glazed, but on touching a spring, a shutter ascended
from the floor, formed of some substance less transparent than
glass, but still sufficiently pellucid to allow a softened view of
the scene without. To this window was attached a balcony, or rather
hanging-garden, wherein grew many graceful plants and brilliant
flowers. The apartment and its appurtenances had thus a character,
if strange in detail, still familiar, as a whole, to modern notions
of luxury, and would have excited admiration if found attached to
the apartments of an English duchess or a fashionable French author.
Before I arrived this was Zee's chamber; she had hospitably assigned
it to me.

"Some hours after the waking up which is described in my last
chapter, I was lying alone on my couch trying to fix my thoughts on
conjecture as to the nature and genus of the people amongst whom I
was thrown, when my host and his daughter Zee entered the room. My
host, still speaking my native language, inquired, with much
politeness, whether it would be agreeable to me to converse, or if I
preferred solitude. I replied, that I should feel much honoured and
obliged by the opportunity offered me to express my gratitude for
the hospitality and civilities I had received in a country to which
I was a stranger, and to learn enough of its customs and manners not
to offend through ignorance.

"As I spoke, I had of course risen from my couch; but Zee, much to
my confusion, curtly ordered me to lie down again, and there was
something in her voice and eye, gentle as both were, that compelled
my obedience. She then seated herself unconcernedly at the foot of
my bed, while her father took his place on a divan a few feet

"But what part of the world do you come from," asked my host, "that
we should appear so strange to you, and you to us? I have seen
individual specimens of nearly all the races differing from our own,
except the primeval savages who dwell in the most desolate and
remote recesses of uncultivated nature, unacquainted with other
light than that they obtain from volcanic fires, and contented to
grope their way in the dark, as do many creeping, crawling, and even
flying things. But certainly you cannot be a member of those
barbarous tribes, nor, on the other hand, do you seem to belong to
any civilised people."

"I was somewhat nettled at this last observation, and replied that I
had the honour to belong to one of the most civilised nations of the
earth; and that, so far as light was concerned, while I admired the
ingenuity and disregard of expense with which my host and his fellow-
citizens had contrived to illumine the regions unpenetrated by the
rays of the sun, yet I could not conceive how any who had once
beheld the orbs of heaven could compare to their lustre the
artificial lights invented by the necessities of man. But my host
said he had seen specimens of most of the races differing from his
own, save the wretched barbarians he had mentioned. Now, was it
possible that he had never been on the surface of the earth, or
could he only be referring to communities buried within its entrails?
"My host was for some moments silent; his countenance showed a
degree of surprise which the people of that race very rarely
manifest under any circumstances, howsoever extraordinary. But Zee
was more intelligent, and exclaimed, "So you see, my father, that
there is truth in the old tradition; there always is truth in every
tradition commonly believed in all times and by all tribes."

""Zee," said my host, mildly, "you belong to the College of Sages,
and ought to be wiser than I am; but, as chief of the Light-
preserving Council, it is my duty to take nothing for granted till
it is proved to the evidence of my own senses." Then, turning to me,
he asked me several questions about the surface of the earth and the
heavenly bodies; upon which, though I answered him to the best of my
knowledge, my answers seemed not to satisfy nor convince him. He
shook his head quietly, and, changing the subject rather abruptly,
asked how I had come down from what he was pleased to call one world
to the other. I answered, that under the surface of the earth there
were mines containing minerals, or metals, essential to our wants
and our progress in all arts and industries; and I then briefly
explained the manner in which, while exploring one of these mines, I
and my ill-fated friend had obtained a glimpse of the regions into
which we had descended, and how the descent had cost him his life;
appealing to the rope and grappling-hooks that the child had brought
to the house in which I had been at first received, as a witness of
the truthfulness of my story.

"My host then proceeded to question me as to the habits and modes of
life among the races on the upper earth, more especially among those
considered to be the most advanced in that civilisation which he was
pleased to define as "the art of diffusing throughout a community
the tranquil happiness which belongs to a virtuous and well-ordered
household." Naturally desiring to represent in the most favourable
colours the world from which I came, I touched but slightly, though
indulgently, on the antiquated and decaying institutions of Europe,
in order to expatiate on the present grandeur and prospective pre-
eminence of that glorious American Republic, in which Europe
enviously seeks its model and tremblingly foresees its doom.

Selecting for an example of the social life of the United States
that city in which progress advances at the fastest rate, I indulged
in an animated description of the moral habits of New York.
Mortified to see, by the faces of my listeners, that I did not make
the favourable impression I had anticipated, I elevated my theme;
dwelling on the excellence of democratic institutions, their
promotion of tranquil happiness by the government of party, and the
mode in which they diffused such happiness throughout the community
by preferring, for the exercise of power and the acquisition of
honours, the lowliest citizens in point of property, education, and
character. Fortunately recollecting the peroration of a speech, on
the purifying influences of American democracy and their destined
spread over the world, made by a certain eloquent senator (for whose
vote in the Senate a Railway Company, to which my two brothers
belonged, had just paid 20,000 dollars), I wound up by repeating its
glowing predictions of the magnificent future that smiled upon
mankind--when the flag of freedom should float over an entire
continent, and two hundred millions of intelligent citizens,
accustomed from infancy to the daily use of revolvers, should supply
to a cowering universe the doctrine of the Patriot Monroe.

"When I had concluded, my host gently shook his head, and fell into
a musing study, making a sign to me and his daughter to remain
silent while he reflected. And after a time he said, in a very
earnest and solemn tone, "If you think, as you say, that you, though
a stranger, have received kindness at the hands of me and mine, I
adjure you to reveal nothing to any other of our people respecting
the world from which you came, unless, on consideration, I give you
permission to do so. Do you consent to this request?" . . .

". . . "What is vril?" I asked.

"Therewith Zee began to enter into an explanation of which I
understood very little, for there is no word in any language I know
which is an exact synonym for vril. I should call it electricity,
except that it comprehends in its manifold branches other forces of
nature, to which, in our scientific nomenclature, differing names
are assigned, such as magnetism, galvanism, &c. These people
consider that in vril they have arrived at the unity in natural
energic agencies, which has been conjectured by many philosophers
above ground, and which Faraday thus intimates under the more
cautious term of correlation: . . .

"These subterranean philosophers assert that, by one operation of
vril, which Faraday would perhaps call `atmospheric magnetism,' they
can influence the variations of temperature--in plain words, the
weather; that by other operations, akin to those ascribed to
mesmerism, electro-biology, odic force, &c., but applied
scientifically through vril conductors, they can exercise influence
over minds, and bodies animal and vegetable, to an extent not
surpassed in the romances of our mystics. To all such agencies they
give the common name of vril.

(This is the natural and neutral force inherent in Mankind once he
has regained his 12 strand DNA. It is the energy of Creation that
can be used for `good or evil' purposes.)

"Zee asked me if, in my world, it was not known that all the
faculties of the mind could be quickened to a degree unknown in the
waking state, by trance or vision, in which the thoughts of one
brain could be transmitted to another, and knowledge be thus rapidly
interchanged. I replied, that there were among us stories told of
such trance or vision, and that I had heard much and seen something
of the mode in which they were artificially effected, as in mesmeric
clairvoyance; but that these practices had fallen much into disuse
or contempt, partly because of the gross impostures to which they
had been made subservient, and partly because, even where the
effects upon certain abnormal constitutions were genuinely produced,
the effects, when fairly examined and analysed, were very
unsatisfactory--not to be relied upon for any systematic
truthfulness or any practical purpose, and rendered very mischievous
to credulous persons by the superstitions they tended to produce.
Zee received my answers with much benignant attention, and said that
similar instances of abuse and credulity had been familiar to their
own scientific experience in the infancy of their knowledge, and
while the properties of vril were misapprehended, but that she
reserved further discussion on this subject till I was more fitted
to enter into it. She contented herself with adding, that it was
through the agency of vril, while I had been placed in the state of
trance, that I had been made acquainted with the rudiments of their
language; and that she and her father, who, alone of the family,
took the pains to watch the experiment, had acquired a greater
proportionate knowledge of my language than I of their own; partly
because my language was much simpler than theirs, comprising far
less of complex ideas; and partly because their organisation was, by
hereditary culture, much more ductile and more readily capable of
acquiring knowledge than mine. At this I secretly demurred; and
having had, in the course of a practical life, to sharpen my wits,
whether at home or in travel, I could not allow that my cerebral
organisation could possibly be duller than that of people who had
lived all their lives by lamplight. However, while I was thus
thinking, Zee quietly pointed her forefinger at my forehead and sent
me to sleep. . . .

"I HAVE spoken so much of the Vril Staff that my reader may expect
me to describe it. This I cannot do accurately, for I was never
allowed to handle it for fear of some terrible accident occasioned
by my ignorance of its use. It is hollow, and has in the handle
several stops, keys, or springs by which its force can be altered,
modified, or directed--so that by one process it destroys, by
another it heals--by one it can rend the rock, by another disperse
the vapour--by one it affects bodies, by another it can exercise a
certain influence over minds. It is usually carried in the
convenient size of a walking-staff, but it has slides by which it
can be lengthened or shortened at will. When used for special
purposes, the upper part rests in the hollow of the palm, with the
fore and middle fingers protruded. I was assured, however, that its
power was not equal in all, but proportioned to the amount of
certain vril properties in the wearer, in affinity, or rapport, with
the purposes to be effected. Some were more potent to destroy,
others to heal, &c.; much also depended on the calm and steadiness
of volition in the manipulator. "They assert that the full exercise
of vril power can only be acquired by constitutional temperament--
i.e., by hereditarily transmitted organisation--and that a female
infant of four years old belonging to the Vril-ya races can
accomplish feats with the wand placed for the first time in her
hand, which a life spent in its practice would not enable the
strongest and most skilled mechanician, born out of the pale of the
Vril-ya, to achieve. All these wands are not equally complicated;
those entrusted to children are much simpler than those borne by
sages of either sex, and constructed with a view to the special
object in which the children are employed; which, as I have before
said, is among the youngest children the most destructive. In the
wands of wives and mothers the correlative destroying force is
usually abstracted, the healing power fully charged. I wish I could
say more in detail of this singular conductor of the vril fluid, but
its machinery is as exquisite as its effects are marvellous.

"I should say, however, that this people have invented certain tubes
by which the vril fluid can be conducted towards the object it is
meant to destroy, throughout a distance almost indefinite; at least
I put it modestly when I say from 500 to 600 miles. And their
mathematical science as applied to such purpose is so nicely
accurate, that on the report of some observer in an air-boat, any
member of the vril department can estimate unerringly the nature of
intervening obstacles, the height to which the projectile instrument
should be raised, and the extent to which it should be charged, so
as to reduce to ashes within a space of time too short for me to
venture to specify it, a capital twice as vast as London.

("" Shades of the plasmoid weapons talked about earlier, and the
destruction of an ancient Indian city by such a weapon that it still
bears enough radioactivity to be dangerous to modern man. As Lytton
full well knows, these devices were commonly used in Atlantis, and
in part, brought about its destruction).

"Certainly these Ana are wonderful mechanicians--wonderful for the
adaptation of the inventive faculty to practical uses.

"I went with my host and his daughter Zee over the great public
museum, which occupies a wing in the College of Sages, and in which
are hoarded, as curious specimens of the ignorant and blundering
experiments of ancient times, many contrivances on which we pride
ourselves as recent achievements. In one department, carelessly
thrown aside as obsolete lumber are tubes for destroying life by
metallic balls and an inflammable powder, on the principle of our
cannons and catapults, and even still more murderous than our latest

"My host spoke of these with a smile of contempt, such as an
artillery officer might bestow on the bows and arrows of the
Chinese. In another department there were models of vehicles and
vessels worked by steam, and of a balloon which might have been
constructed by Montgolfier. "Such," said Zee, with an air of
meditative wisdom--"such were the feeble triflings with nature of
our savage forefathers, ere they had even a glimmering perception of
the properties of vril!"

"This young Gy was a magnificent specimen of the muscular force to
which the females of her country attain. Her features were
beautiful, like those of all her race: never in the upper world have
I seen a face so grand and so faultless, but her devotion to the
severer studies had given to her countenance an expression of
abstract thought which rendered it somewhat stern when in repose;
and such sternness became formidable when observed in connection
with her ample shoulders and lofty stature. She was tall even for a
Gy, and I saw her lift up a cannon as easily as I could lift a
pocket-pistol. Zee inspired me with a profound terror--a terror
which increased when we came into a department of the museum
appropriated to models of contrivances worked by the agency of vril;
for here, merely by a certain play of her vril staff, she herself
standing at a distance, she put into movement large and weighty
substances. She seemed to endow them with intelligence, and to make
them comprehend and obey her command. She set complicated pieces of
machinery into movement, arrested the movement or continued it,
until, within an incredibly short time; various kinds of raw
material were reproduced as symmetrical works of art, complete and
perfect. Whatever effect mesmerism or electro-biology produces over
the nerves and muscles of animated objects, this young Gy produced
by the motions of her slender rod over the springs and wheels of
lifeless mechanism.

"When I mentioned to my companions my astonishment at this influence
over inanimate matter--while owning that in our world, I had
witnessed phenomena which showed that over certain living
organisations certain other living organisations could establish an
influence genuine in itself, but often exaggerated by credulity or
craft--Zee, who was more interested in such subjects than her
father, bade me stretch forth my hand, and then, placing her own
beside it, she called my attention to certain distinctions of type
and character. In the first place, the thumb of the Gy (and, as I
afterwards noticed, of all that race, male or female) was much
larger, at once longer and more massive, than is found with our
species above ground. There is almost, in this, as great a
difference as there is between the thumb of a man and that of a
gorilla. Secondly, the palm is proportionately thicker than ours--
the texture of the skin infinitely finer and softer--its average
warmth is greater. More remarkable than all this, is a visible
nerve, perceptible under the skin, which starts from the wrist
skirting the ball of the thumb, and branching, fork-like, at the
roots of the fore and middle fingers. "With your slight formation of
thumb," said the philosophical young Gy, "and with the absence of
the nerve which you find more or less developed in the hands of our
race, you can never achieve other than imperfect and feeble power
over the agency of vril; but so far as the nerve is concerned, that
is not found in the hands of our earliest progenitors, nor in those
of the ruder tribes without the pale of the Vril-ya. It has been
slowly developed in the course of generations, commencing in the
early achievements, and increasing with the continuous exercise, of
the vril power; therefore, in the course of one or two thousand
years, such a nerve may possibly be engendered in those higher
beings of your race, who devote themselves to that paramount science
through which is attained command over all the subtler forces of
nature permeated by vril. But when you talk of matter as something
in itself inert and motionless, your parents or tutors surely cannot
have left you so ignorant as not to know that no form of matter is
motionless and inert: every particle is constantly in motion and
constantly acted upon by agencies, of which heat is the most
apparent and rapid, but vril the most subtle, and, when skillfully
wielded, the most powerful. So that, in fact, the current launched
by my hand and guided by my will does but render quicker and more
potent the action which is eternally at work upon every particle of
matter, however inert and stubborn it may seem. If a heap of metal
be not capable of originating a thought of its own, yet, through its
internal susceptibility to movement, it obtains the power to receive
the thought of the intellectual agent at work on it; and which, when
conveyed with a sufficient force of the vril power, it is as much
compelled to obey as if it were displaced by a visible bodily force.
It is animated for the time being by the soul thus infused into it,
so that one may almost say that it lives and it reasons. Without
this we could not make our automata supply the place of servants."
"I was too much in awe of the thews and the learning of the young Gy
to hazard the risk of arguing with her. I had read somewhere in my
schoolboy days that a wise man, disputing with a Roman emperor,
suddenly drew in his horns; and when the emperor asked him whether
he had nothing further to say on his side of the question,
replied, "Nay, C?sar, there is no arguing against a reasoner who
commands twenty-five legions."

"Though I had a secret persuasion that whatever the real effects of
vril upon matter Mr. Faraday could have proved her a very shallow
philosopher as to its extent or its causes, I had no doubt that Zee
could have brained all the Fellows of the Royal Society, one after
the other, with a blow of her fist. Every sensible man knows that it
is useless to argue with any ordinary female upon matters he
comprehends; but to argue with a Gy seven feet high upon the
mysteries of vril,--as well argue in a desert, and with a simoom!
(*Recent studies with water and with light show the effects that
consciousness has on shaping there form and their effect. "Jim
Carter's theory is that in a perfect world an entire living system
could easily be constructed of nothing but this single substance and
this would probably be the matter of bodies. Theories aside, there
are two liquids at work in the human body. One is called water and
the other is always referred to as a fluid. Today there is a billion
dollar business built around the collection and distribution of the
water found in blood. It is called "Blood Plasma.")

"Amid the various departments to which the vast building of the
College of Sages was appropriated, that which interested me most was
devoted to the arch?ology of the Vril-ya, and comprised a very
ancient collection of portraits. In these the pigments and
groundwork employed were of so durable a nature that even pictures
said to be executed at dates as remote as those in the earliest
annals of the Chinese, retained much freshness of colour. In
examining this collection, two things especially struck me:--
firstly, That the pictures said to be between 6000 and 7000 years
old were of a much higher degree of art than any produced within the
last 3000 or 4000 years; and, secondly, That the portraits within
the former period much more resembled our own upper world and
European types of countenance. Some of them, indeed, reminded me of
the Italian heads which look out from the canvas of Titian--speaking
of ambition or craft, of care or of grief, with furrows in which the
passions have passed with iron plowshare. These were the
countenances of men who had lived in struggle and conflict before
the discovery of the latent forces of vril had changed the character
of society--men who had fought with each other for power or fame as
we in the upper world fight.

"The type of face began to evince a marked change about a thousand
years after the vril revolution, becoming then, with each
generation, more serene, and in that serenity more terribly distinct
from the faces of laboring and sinful men; while in proportion as
the beauty and the grandeur of the countenance itself became more
fully developed, the art of the painter became more tame and

"But the greatest curiosity in the collection was that of three
portraits belonging to the pre-historical age, and, according to
mythical tradition, taken by the orders of a philosopher, whose
origin and attributes were as much mixed up with symbolical fable as
those of an Indian Budh or a Greek Prometheus.

"From this mysterious personage, at once a sage and a hero, all the
principal sections of the Vril-ya race pretend to trace a common

The portraits are of the philosopher himself, of his grandfather,
and great-grandfather. They are all at full length. The philosopher
is attired in a long tunic which seems to form a loose suit of scaly
armour, borrowed, perhaps, from some fish or reptile, but the feet
and hands are exposed: the digits in both are wonderfully long, and
webbed. He has little or no perceptible throat, and a low receding
forehead, not at all the ideal of a sage's. He has bright brown
prominent eyes, a very wide mouth and high cheek-bones, and a muddy
complexion. According to tradition, this philosopher had lived to a
patriarchal age, extending over many centuries, and he remembered
distinctly in middle life his grandfather as surviving, and in
childhood his great-grandfather; the portrait of the first he had
taken, or caused to be taken, while yet alive--that of the latter
was taken from his effigies in mummy. The portrait of the
grandfather had the features and aspect of the philosopher, only
much more exaggerated: he was not dressed, and the colour of his
body was singular; the breast and stomach yellow, the shoulders and
legs of a dull bronze hue: the great-grandfather was a magnificent
specimen of the Batrachian genus, a Giant Frog, pur et simple. (A
jibe at Darwin's thoughts on the origins of the species?all the rage
during Lytton's time, but obviously a joke to those in the know, as
well as a veiled reference to our reptilian creators.)

"Among the pithy sayings which, according to tradition, the
philosopher bequeathed to posterity in rhythmical form and
sententious brevity, this is notably recorded: "Humble yourselves,
my descendants; the father of your race was a twat (tadpole): exalt
yourselves, my descendants, for it was the same Divine Thought which
created your father that develops itself in exalting you."
"Aph-Lin told me this fable while I gazed on the three Batrachian
portraits. I said in reply: "You make a jest of my supposed
ignorance and credulity as an uneducated Tish, but though these
horrible daubs may be of great antiquity, and were intended,
perhaps, for some rude caricature, I presume that none of your race,
even in the less enlightened ages, ever believed that the great-
grandson of a Frog became a sententious philosopher; or that any
section, I will not say of the lofty Vril-ya, but of the meanest
varieties of the human race, had its origin in a Tadpole."

"Pardon me," answered Aph-Lin: "in what we call the Wrangling or
Philosophical Period of History, which was at its height about seven
thousand years ago, there was a very distinguished naturalist, who
proved to the satisfaction of numerous disciples such analogical and
anatomical agreements in structure between an An and a Frog, as to
show that out of the one must have developed the other. They had
some diseases in common; they were both subject to the same
parasitical worms in the intestines; and, strange to say, the An
has, in his structure, a swimming-bladder, no longer of any use to
him, but which is a rudiment that clearly proves his descent from a
Frog. Nor is there any argument against this theory to be found in
the relative difference of size, for there are still existent in our
world Frogs of a size and stature not inferior to our own, and many
thousand years ago they appear to have been still larger."
""I understand that," said I, "because Frogs thus enormous are,
according to our eminent geologists, who perhaps saw them in dreams,
said to have been distinguished inhabitants of the upper world
before the Deluge; and such Frogs are exactly the creatures likely
to have flourished in the lakes and morasses of your subterranean
regions. But pray, proceed."

". . . ."In fine, the adherents to this theory presumed that in some
remote period the Frog race had been the improved development of the
Human; but that, from causes which defied rational conjecture, they
had not maintained their original position in the scale of nature;
while the Ana, though of inferior organisation, had, by dint less of
their virtues than their vices, such as ferocity and cunning,
gradually acquired ascendancy, much as among the human race itself
tribes utterly barbarous have, by superiority in similar vices,
utterly destroyed or reduced into insignificance tribes originally
excelling them in mental gifts and culture. Unhappily these disputes
became involved with the religious notions of that age; and as
society was then administered under the government of the Koom-Posh,
who, being the most ignorant, were of course the most inflammable
class--the multitude took the whole question out of the hands of the
philosophers; political chiefs saw that the Frog dispute, so taken
up by the populace, could become a most valuable instrument of their
ambition; and for not less than one thousand years war and massacre
prevailed, during which period the philosophers on both sides were
butchered, and the government of the Koom-Posh itself was happily
brought to an end by the ascendancy of a family that clearly
established its descent from the aboriginal tadpole, and furnished
despotic rulers to the various nations of the Ana. These despots
finally disappeared, at least from our communities, as the discovery
of vril led to the tranquil institutions under which flourish all
the races of the Vril-ya."

""And do no wranglers or philosophers now exist to revive the
dispute; or do they all recognise the origin of your race in the

""Nay, such disputes," said Zee, with a lofty smile, "belong to the
Pah-bodh of the dark ages and now only serve for the amusement of
infants. When we know the elements out of which our bodies are
composed, elements common to the humblest vegetable plants, can it
signify whether the All-Wise combined those elements out of one form
more than another, in order to create that in which He has placed
the capacity to receive the idea of Himself, and all the varied
grandeurs of intellect to which that idea gives birth? The An in
reality commenced to exist as An with the donation of that capacity,
and with that capacity, the sense to acknowledge that, however
through the countless ages his race may improve in wisdom, it can
never combine the elements at its command into the form of a

""You speak well, Zee," said Aph-Lin; "and it is enough for us short-
lived mortals to feel a reasonable assurance that whether the origin
of the An was a tadpole or not, he is no more likely to become a
tadpole again than the institutions of the Vril-ya are likely to
relapse into the heaving quagmire and certain strife-rot of a Koom-

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