And it came to pass that Noah and all the Children of Light, gathered at
Kamoya, walked up the ramp and into the ship of the sky, their eyes
filled with wonder at every step.
They were followed by great hoards of animals that entered the ship in
various ways. Birds flew up into the portal with ease, while most of the
animals took much longer, walking up the long switchback ramp.
Over one hundred people came down from the sky ship and shepherded the
animals who were small or crawled or moved slowly, leading some and
carrying others and taking care to keep all the animals in the center
away from the precipitous edge of the ramp.
And the animals, though wild, were all as docile as domestic pets and
resisted not at all to be touched by the people of the sky ship.
Once all the animals had boarded and the people of the sky ship had
returned, the ramp was drawn up inside the ship, and it silently lifted
high into the sky.
Though it appeared black from the outside, from the inside the entire
outer hull of the ship was transparent and the Children of Light looked
in awe and incredulity, touched somewhat with fear, as the ship rose
higher and higher into the sky and they saw the land below recede until
the details could no longer be seen.
The Children of Light were led into a large room and once assembled,
Jelatana entered, and standing on a dais, she addressed them, saying,
“Good people of light, it is an honor to be among you. I am Jelatana,
the leader, for a time, of the people of this ship.
I know you have many questions, for we have heard as you have asked them
among yourselves. I will answer them now that you may know we aspire to
be your trusted friends.
Some of you have wondered if we are Elohim. We are not. We are Alamars
created in the image of the Elohim, even as you are. But our people were
created and have existed long before your first ancestors were born upon
this world you call Earth.
We come from one of the tiny stars you see in the sky. I know you cannot
comprehend that at this time, but you each will be assigned a personal
teacher and in time your knowledge and understanding will grow, such as
We are from a planet like your Earth called Oolar. Like you, we honor
and follow the light of our Heavenly Father and Mother. Like you, we are
led by a prophet called by Elohim.
Elohim spoke to our prophet who lives on our home world, whose name is
Deltarni, and told him that your world was soon to suffer great
calamities because of the wickedness of the people, and that a ship,
even our ship, the Ark, was to
be sent to bring to safety the Children of Light and male and females in
multitudes of all the animals of Earth, before the great and dreadful
day when your Earth would begin to shake and convulse.
There is so much more to tell you, but much of it will be difficult for
you to comprehend without first having a wider foundation of
“Therefore, I invite you to turn and greet the person who shall now come
to you, males to males and females to females. These are your mentors,
and they will teach you step by step that your minds may be opened and
your understanding filled.
We shall be together for forty of your years. Very quickly I hope we can
become as one family, that you will be able to cherish your time among
us, and that all of us may grow from our shared experiences.”
Jelatana then stepped down from the dais, and the Oolarians who had been
assigned as mentors came forth from where they had been standing, along
the outer walls of the room, and came to greet those to whom they had
During the next weeks, the Ark
came down to hover over several other spots on Earth and lowered its
ramp to take up many more animals that had lived too far away to travel
to Kamoya, but had gathered at the call of Elohim.
They also came for forty-four more adults and their children, who were
Children of Light. Though they lived far from Kamoya and knew not the
people of Noah, Elohim the Mother had come to them in dreams, and they
were prepared when the ship of the sky came for them.
On the day that the last Child of Light was aboard the
Ark and the last animal had
been taken into it, Earth began to convulse, the ground began to erupt
liquid fire, the sky darkened, great torrents of rain began to fall, and
day became as night.
While one solar year passed with fury upon Earth, aboard the
Ark, despite the best
intentions of both the people of Earth and the people of Oolar, they had
not become as one family, and among most, the gulf between their
understandings of almost everything was very great.
And it came to pass that Noah and Jelatana sat down together, along with
her two counselors and the sons of Noah, to try to understand why the
chasm between their two peoples remained so wide.
Noah answered Jelatana’s query, saying, “Your people are aloof. They
speak to us in ways we do not comprehend, of things we know not. And
there are but 188 of us, but of your people there is no end, for you are
many thousands and we often feel very isolated because of our small
numbers and ignorance of almost everything you know and understand.”
“We have tried with great patience to teach our brothers and sisters of
Earth,” Rabak interjected, speaking directly to Jelatana, “but honestly
and truthfully, they are a very primitive people. We are so far advanced
from the reality they have known that even after a year, many of them
seem to still think we are Elohim and seem to make little effort to
understand the things we try to explain.”
“It is true,” added Gensai, also speaking only to Jelatana. “You try to
explain the simplest of things to them, such as how to grow a plant
hydroponically, and they simply stare at you as if their brain is
asleep. They seem unable to comprehend that plants can grow without
soil. Even though they can see it happening, they seem to think it is
some miracle of Elohim and not something that they can do.”
“We try to understand your ways,” interrupted Yapeth, the son of Noah,
“but it is difficult, for it seems that all we thought we knew is wrong,
and though we can see a new reality, such as plants that grow without
soil, the experience of our lives still tells us that we must have soil
to grow plants.”
“Nor are we accustomed to seeing people walk about with so few garments,
especially women,” added Ham, the son of Noah; “or to see women
commanding men. Our women have always wielded great power, more than
most men, but they do it in support of our community, in circles of
women, not as women in positions of power over men.”
All three of the Oolarians laughed at the words of Ham, and Gensai said
unto him, “We are more modest than the people of most worlds in the
coverings of our bodies, and if you have trouble with our attire, we
best not take you to Feyranth or Yobnog or any of the many worlds where
they wear no clothes at all, but adorn themselves only in jewelry and
thin harnesses embedded with jewels.”
“The Elohim permit such things even while our world is to be up heaved
for far less!” exclaimed Shem.
“Why would the Elohim be concerned with nakedness?” asked Gensai in
honest confusion. “It is how they created us. It is not nakedness that
is a sin, but immoral acts that are committed, whether naked or clothed.
We observed your world as we approached, and it is the most immoral we
have ever seen. The fact that most of the people wear a great deal of
clothing to cover their nakedness has not prevented their descent into
“As for women commanding men,” interjected Jelatana. “I suppose you put
me at the top of that list, but aboard the
Ark, there are none that
command, neither men nor women. Each of us only serves the others in the
ways we are most capable and at their discretion.
I did not seek out my position. Even as our prophet is called by the
Elohim, so I was called by my people aboard the
Ark to lead them because of my
experience. On any day, I may step down by my own choice, or they may
call another to take my place. It is an honor to be called to serve our
brothers and sisters however we can.”
Shem was about to reply, but Noah held up his hand so that he would
refrain. And Noah spoke unto them all, saying, “We are speaking much of
our differences, and surely there is a great gulf. But I failed to
discern how we are attempting to walk a common path that leads to a
greater good for both our people and the feeling of one family that we
both have claimed to desire.
“And there is more to consider here than simply learning to understand
the ways of one another or for us to comprehend even a small part of
your greater knowledge.
For through all of this journey, my people are grieving. They are
hurting terribly in their hearts as they look through the walls of your
ship each day and watch their world, their home, the place where they
left many loved ones behind, wracked by the most awful storms, with
mountains falling, the seas rising, and many other terrible calamities
that strike dread into their hearts, even though they are here safely
aboard the Ark.”
The Oolarians nodded their heads in understanding with the words of
Noah, and after consulting among themselves for a couple of minutes in
their own language, Jelatana said unto him, “We have not sufficiently
considered your pain at what you see transpire each day upon your world,
nor done enough to help you comprehend our world, which is the
Ark. You are the prophet among
us, Noah, what would Elohim have us do?”
Noah considered her question for a moment and closed his eyes and
reached out to the Elohim in his mind. And they answered him as quick as
he thought his question, and Noah opened his eyes and spoke unto those
in the room, saying, “It is not enough that you teach one-to-one with
personal mentors, for it is too much like a parent and a child, even a
If we are to be with you for thirty-nine more years we have more than
enough time to learn all that you know, if you will teach us in a
Therefore, set up schools for us that we may all gather, as we are
prepared to understand that which is taught, both children and adults,
and teach us line upon line, knowledge upon knowledge that we may come
to a fullness of understanding.”
Hearing his words, Noah’s sons nodded in agreement, but Jelatana and her
counselors conferred quietly among themselves and seemed far less
enthusiastic. And Jelatana spoke unto Noah and his sons, saying, “For
you and the other Alamars that will survive on Earth, it is important
that you evolve in your knowledge and society on a path of
self-discovery, otherwise both as individuals and as a people, you will
develop weaknesses of judgment.
If we were to teach you all that we know and then put you back upon the
Earth among people who are even more primitive than you are, you would
be like gods to them and the chance of creating an imbalance of society
and civilization, between those with greater knowledge and those
without, would be too great.
Perhaps not you, but surely your descendants would be tempted to
exercise dominion over the other people of the Earth, and this is not
the way of the Elohim.”
Noah nodded his head in agreement and said unto her, “You speak the
truth in all that you say, Jelatana, and I know not how this will be
resolved. But you asked me to inquire of the Elohim as a prophet, and
this I did and the answer I gave unto you is the light they gave unto
And it came to pass that despite the misgivings of the Oolarians,
according to the word of the prophet Noah as he said Elohim had spoken,
schools were set up on the Ark that the people of Earth might learn all that the Oolarians had
The Oolarians taught them as they would their own children from their
earliest days in school. Thus, they learned the Oolarian alphabet and
language as well as their history and the history of the entire universe
that was known to the Oolarians.
Some progressed more than others because of their greater desire and
perseverance, and these were sent to schools of specialized learning
beyond the basic education. Thus, some of the people of Earth became
knowledgeable in many of the advanced sciences of the Oolarians
involving healing and engineering and manufacturing and other fields of
And the people of Noah reciprocated, passing on their knowledge of Earth
plants and herbs and of sewing and weaving and many other skills to the
As all aboard the Ark were devoted to the Elohim, Noah gained a special place among
them, for he was a prophet of Elohim, and the Oolarian Prophet lived far
away on their home world, a place none on the
Ark had ever been.
Among the higher priesthood of both the Oolarians and his own people,
Noah taught the greater paths and powers of spirit, and the kinship of
spirit that formed between all of them was very strong indeed.
A special bond also formed between many of the women, as the Oolarian
women knew of the Celestine powers given by Elohim only in theory and
none had actually ever attempted to manifest their inherent gifts.
Thus, it became the great delight of the women of Earth to teach their
Oolarian sisters how to use the Celestine gifts of power the Elohim had
given to all Children of Light, but that were most easily manifested by