As a Bantu saying goes, "My
friend is not dead, as I am alive," I can
correspondingly say, "My forebears, my brothers and
sisters in humanity are not dead, because I have been a
penitent to get a soul, be made
a God (Rev of Arès 2/13) and, if I rekindle
my soul = my image and likeness of
the Creator, I will succeed in saving them, saving the
The intellect is indiscriminately named soul,
or mind, or spirit by rationalists, because they see it
as one and the same brain function. The mind admittedly
partakes of the intellect; it is an invisible tool of
the flesh just as an electroma-gnetic wave is
an invisible tool of the radio, but the soul
partakes of absolute Life (Rev of
Arès 24/5), a premise of which it is from this
world's days onwards.
It turns out that for the time being I
mortify myself (Rev of Arès 33/34) for three
persons lately deceased: nefew Philippe, sister Andrée,
sister Chantal, but others join us by night when I pray
with them, because there are infinitely more disembodied
people than embodied ones in the space, and even I do not
mention angels! I cannot see or feel the souls,
which are weightless, immeasurable, intangible,
invisible, inaudible, abstract. Energies? Consciences?
Plain qualities? The three of them they are probably. They
are as mysterious, real and present as the Wholly Other or
life most certainly. Like Him, or like it, they are
everywhere, over there in the infinity or right next to my
shoulder. In other words I know almost nothing about them.
In a human being, as long as the heart beats, the soul
exists in a man or woman, that has made it for
himself or herself (Rev of Arès 17/3), just as
art exists in the artist. You cannot tell a clear
white man (Rev of Arès xvii/12), that has a soul,
from the artist, that has art, whenever you pass him or
her in the street. However, a soul always arises
out of Good, that deifies and eternizes the
creature, whereas an artistic work arises out of the mind,
even a genius's masterpiece is at best felicitous and may
sometimes generates evil. Good is not
necessarily the outcome of the mind's
production. The overlap between the mind and the
soul has arisen out of the fact that men have
forgotten to tell them apart.
Men need souls to make Life just as
they need artists to make Art.
The soul is invisible but as real as strength or
gravitation and it results from the work of Good
or from Good achieved.
Among a lot of features there exists an especially
noteworthy feature throuch which The Revelation of
Arès removes us from religion and sends us back to
the genetic spiritual life, which makes us proceed from Life
again. This feature is the soul, but man
has to want it, grow and develop it; working on oneself to
create one's soul is called penitence
in The Revelation of Arès.
Just as every Arès Pilgrim knows and every ripe corn
ear or potential Arès Pilgrim presumes, to be a penitent
means to live up to love,forgiveness,peace, and to reason with intelligence
spiritual and utterly free from fear and
To be penitent enables
anybody to create a soul for himself and so
doing not only find salvation on death day, but also
become a co-creator together with the Creator. Indeed we
the world (Rev of Arès 28/7).
Jesus called the soul the soul in
1974. The Father called it the ha en 1977. The h
is silent; I added it to save readers from mixing up ha
with the English indefinite article a (and a = has
and à = at or to in French).
My soul or ha, when I die,will
be the sail thanks to which I will join the Heavenly
Fleet (Rev of Arès 17/4). Should I fail to become a
good man or a penitent, so I should be
deprived of a soul, I would be but a specter
roaming through the frozen darkness and be more
miserable than the blind worms in the depths of
necropoles (Rev of Arès 16/15, 4/7), that is,
nothing but a corpse rotting in a graveyard.
But if I have got a soul, it will survvive and I
will turn into a scrap of the global Sanctity, Might
and Light (Rev of Arès 12/4), an element of the
What is the soul as a substance? I do not know
it any more than I know what substance God is made of. But
as true as God exists, the soul exists. My soul
is my reciprocity in Good just as I am the
reciprocity of God in the world — Genesis
1/26-27 states that I am the image and
likeness of the Creator.
What little I know about my soul I know only
through The Revelationof Arès : My soul
has not been brought forth by my mother's womb (Rev of
Arès 17/3) ; it is the produce of the Good
that I have achieved
(31/6) by penitence (30/11).
There is no word for soul in the Bible. The
Hebrew word nefeš (= throat) is usually translated by soul,
but actually means breath, vital force, (human or animal)
life, live being, even person at times. When bound to a
personal pronoun nefeš means I, you, he, etc. Nefeš is a
vital element, but not an immortal one. From the
Gospels nefeš is translated by Greek ψυχή (psyche) with
either a biologic sense or the meaning of life surviving
death and prone to be rewarded or punished. The notion of
immortal soul is very crude in the Bible.
The Quran, for its part, mentions three kinds of soul :
The soul as the instigator of evil (ammâra), the soul that
is forvever reproaching itself (lawwâma), the soul
appeased and back to God, contented and approved
(Mutma'inna, Sura "The Dawn" 89/27-28). The gap is less
wide between the Quran's and The Revelation of Arès's
soul, but they are not the same, yet
I would rather not dwell on the concepts of the soul in
other religions, notably in the Far East.
There you are, I have just said all I know about the soul.
That is not much, but that is reliable, as I have got it
from the Father. Which is not what the authors that deal
with the soul say. I have just read "About the
soul" by François Cheng. I have been very pleased to read
the handsomely written book. But what new has it told me ?
Nothing. With much talented culture the book relates all
that thinkers have thought of the soul ever since
antiquity: Leozi, the Tao, Buddha Shakamyuni, Plato,
Aristotes, Maimonides, Pascal, religions, Simone Weil
among many. I have seen what I had seen already, that is,
that no thinker or religion has considered the soul
as the result from the Good achieved by the
human being that owns it. Only The Revelation of Arès
reminds mankind of this fundamental.
All men on earth have forgotten what the soul
is; it is an entity that any human who has stopped
sinning (Rev of Arès 30/11) knowingly or
unknowingly adds to his or her native entities, which are
the flesh and the mind. So does the
incomplete man becomes complete (17/7).
It should be noted that even unbelievers may be haunted by
remorse torments. Every day news says that atheists
themselves brood over historical abominations of mankind:
wars, persecutions, slavery, colonialism, imperialism,
fascism, communism, injustice, exploitation of man by man,
destruction of nature, terrorism. They clearly can see a
continuity of horrors in parallel to good deeds.
Unbelievers maintain their own feelings of remorse as well
as urgency procedures against evil when it comes up from
anywhere else, just as in days of old the fire
guards looked after the fire, which might be of use to
cook the food or heat the house as well as cause
disastrous arsons. Why do unbelievers forget about the
very plain fact that it would only take a specific
education of children gainst evil to recreate the world in
intelligence, in other words to have a lot of souls
coming to life? Why do they forget that men have
undoubtedly give birth to barbarians, freaks and finally specters
roaming throughout the frozen darkness (Rev of Arès
16/15), but they also have deep down kept the means
to change life into bliss?
It is very strange that we nowadays are living through a
situation of one-sided repentance, the one that the
rationalistic side requires, the side of those who cloak
themselves in reason so that they may more convincingly
claim that we are just dreamers, cranks, even though we
pursue the same objective as theirs. that is, conquering
Evil, only by ways different from theirs, that is, not by
the law, only by personal efforts to be good, in other
words by the soul each one makes for himself or
herself through penitence? Therefore, the soul
is not the least issue of a tragical contradiction.
Unvelievers laugh, because the soul cannot be
seen under a microscope? But can the mind, ot remorse,
or untruthfulness, or love be seen
under it? No, it can't. Remorse (Rev of Arès 8/5),
for instance, is nothing but the triumph of the spirit of
surrender in the face of History, which unbelievers think
is inevitable. We shout to them, No! History is not
inevitable! We have to beat it and then start all over
again, begin another way of life. The Arès Pilgrims along
with all of the good men, the men of the
coming time (30/13) are not people repenting of
sins, but penitents, human beings with a soul,
the best weapon againt evil and death.
Good can triumph over Evil and it draws
its Power from the soul or ha.
When a combination of the Word achieved (Rév
d'Arès 35/6) — Let your Sanctity prevail over us !
(12/4) — and the Will of penitence
— so that we do Your Will (12/4) — is fulfilled,
the soul or ha is born, added to the
force that is building up the future myriad of souls
or has, which will some day send the Evil
Beast dying below the horizon (22/14).
Religion has nothing to do with that. Just live
according to the Sermon on the Mount, which
has not founded any religion, and you will make a volcano
(L/6) of triumphant Good active
again. Eden is not a fertile soil Garden
(xxviii/21) with trees of wood and flowers of
flesh, but Life, that will conquer the Universe,
the blooming of the happy Whole.
What can we see in the modern man ? We usually see the
thinking animal, that used to sleep on the shadows
(Rev of Arès vii/2). But let's bear in mind that he
is Adam's son, the offspring of a race
(25/4, xii/5) deified by the Creation.
What the Maker changed the animal into a lamp
(Matthew 5/15, 6/22) with, a lamp that
could produce the Light (12/4), be His Image
and Likeness(Genesis 1/26)? With the
soul, of course! The soul is God within
man. God asks us to rekindle the soul within us,
because we possess a part of Himself, and because we share
the Life He lavished on us when we piece
ourselves together again, Life which is no more
than life in the mortal flesh, nothing bit the
shadow of Life. Then an infinite Bliss
follows on from it, the Father's Bliss along
with our bliss, which are as One (xxiv/1).The
Revelation of Arès's Vigil 17 is fundamental on
this point. Mankind en masse is empty wheat (xxvi/8).
The good wheat (xx/19) has become scarce, it is
the ripe ears, those that can get a soul.
But a soul is stronger than a thousand minds
and fleshes without souls. Our mission
has forever been striving to find the penitents who
are going to save the world.