The Revelation of Arès is the
less mythical of all the so-called revealed writings.
So The Revelation of Arès is mythical notwithstanding,
Yes, it is, because it adresses man, so it can't but use man's
language, whatever, which is inevitably too poor to convey the Marvels
(33/8) and the Truth (28/6-10, 38/5) ; people
could not understand it, if it had failed to use words
parabolic, often just indicative and even wrong, but common in
human languages, to describe facts, objects or beings (devils,
rite, sacrifice, angelic legions, Beast and so on).
A myth tries, for better or worse, to solve the extreme
difficulty in communicating between subtle timeless worlds
(Rev of Arès vi/3) and the unwieldy gross earthly world.
However, The Revelation of Arès
has the important single advantage of being only made of all
that the witness has heard; it has not been distorted by the man's
books (16/12); it is close of what in the infinite space
will be the kind of communication between entities: Life,angels, souls.
This is why the Author of The Revelation of Arès has
made his witness the Strong Messenger (26/7), the prophet
that has stared Justice (35/9) in the face, in other
words the one that explains whatever is just, and that
teaches it (35/1).
The Revelation of Arès states to humans what they can
really hope for and why it is worth changing their lives
(30/11), even though its language remains in the brushwood
and the prickly bush (31/6-10) of the human parlance, it
fairly clears the crude ground of men, so that it lets
transcendence, the light of things unsaid show, and it nominates a
prophet to teach them. The Revelation of Arès
leads the way to right metaphysics for us, even though it is just
a glimmer within reach, but not the Truth or Light
out of reach of man, it is sublime as well as very simple.
The One (Rev of Arès xxiv/1) simplicity is love.
Throughout the Arès Word all originates from love and
hinges on it. This is an irreducible simplicity; it erases the
mythical dogmatism of religion, esotericism, and so on, the very
terms and complexity of which amount to superstitions and
sometimes to fetishisms and pose as the main cause of skepticism,
despiritualization and atheism.
We have to free the world from religion as well as
skepticism, despiritualization or atheism, in order to change
it (Rev of Arès 28/7). Such a task is very simple, as
people only have to live in penitence —absolute
love, forgiveness of all offences, absolute peace,
intelligence with heart and guts free from all
prejudices—, but it is a hard task which mobilizes whole life.
The Arès Pilgrim, when cursorily watched, looks like he or she
belongs in a religion, whether theistical (Judaism, Christianity,
Islam, etc) or nontheistical (skepticism or atheism which are
often practiced as religions). But the Arès Pilgrim, when watched
up close, proves to be quite different, though
disconcerting, because observers have difficulties in saying why,
as they lack visibility. The Aresian experience, however, is
utterly other than the experience usually observed among
believers. The Arès Pilgrim is aware that believing is not
that which secures salvation; it's acting that saves. The Arès
Pilgrim does not have or issue any dogma. The Revelation of
Arès teaches him or her that mankind nowadays very much
despiritualized cannot any more get the Truth, which
used to prevail prior and is to prevail (28/7)
subsequent to sin, but does not prevail at present.
Man is a sinner shrouded in darkness, who has only one
faint light, relative, scanty but redeeming, when he can get it,
which The Revelation of Arès calls the True
(xxviii/21, xxxiv/1-4). Basically, the True
advises man to live in Good, which consists in
unconditionally loving, forgiving and making peace,
finding spiritual intelligencefree from all
prejudices. The Revelation of Arès calls it changing
one's life (30/11), entering into penitence (8/6, 31/2, 33/13).
The rest is just myth. Man, by the way, is his own myth, a machine
so much concerned about his own mechanics that he cannot perceive
the immeasurable invisible power and light — the soul —
that he can give rise to through penitence in the wake
of the absolute Power and Light (12/4). Myth,
which certainly is an idea but an insubstantial one, never damns
anybody; it is redundant, it may only have a metaphoric potential,
which happens to be helpful in the world where imagination somehow
The soul outlives the flesh; this is called salvation;
it at the same time helps to change the world by giving
the atom of Life, which it is, to the polone
(xxxix/12-13), the soul of the aspiring changed world.
It is fair to say that the Arès Pilgrims are reformers, but
only etymologically, because they do not constitute a religion.
One can comprehend what an Arès Pilgrim is well, if you comprehend
that he or she has begun unravelling the mystery of his or her own
life on the Way to Life(24/3-5),
the path (25/5, xxvii/6, etc.). We can only see a crumb of Life's Light, that is,
the True. As for the Truth, it still is just a
dream ; it cannot be but future (Rev of Arès 28/7).
Around the snippet of Light he or she can detect,
therefore, the sinner can only see the immense night of myths. But
from The Revelation of Arès something very important has
sprung up, now the sinner can clearly tell the night
from the faint Light, the myth from the True.
So we are back to the Sermon on the Mount
catastrophically forgotten about, which states that chasing Evil
and the wicked is violence and that therefore Evil chasing Evil
can only generate Evil. Life, even a little bit of Life,
can only engender love and light. The Arès
Word reminds us tacitly throughout that all we have to do is
spread Good to eradicate Evil, the myth of which is the
Beast (22/14). "Never death at any time," said Buddha; an
Arès Pilgrims says the same, though he or she is not a Buddhist,
because he or she always engenders life even that of his or her enemy
(Matthew 5/44), because every life comes from Life
and can return to Life just at the cost of penitence,
which is hardly asking too much.
All you have to do is not follow a religion, but be the Salt
of Life. The Salt invisible though well felt
in food represents the baffling experience of the Way,
the direct line from finite life to the infinite Life (17/3).
I have no word to mean endless life, even eternal life is
inadequate, but I can live that life, because it is potential in
the Father's image and likeness (Genesis 1/26)
which belongs in any human being. The indescribable Infinite
is the Way travelled by the Arès Pilgrim. It is better
to fly with this mystery than with dogma.
The Arès Pilgrim prays freely (Rev of Arès 10/10). The
prayer is not even compulsory in the Aresian Assembly,
as long as penitence is being built.Uttering
the Word (of Arès and any piece of Word similar to it)
in order to accomplish it is the only real piety
(35/6). Jesus said, When you are to pray, go into your
room, shut the door, and pray your Father there (Matthew 6/6),
but he did not say how to pray ; the way your pray arises as a
result of the way you do penitence, which is different
depending on the penitent. There is just one Way,
that of love made up of a lot of paths (25/5),
virtually as many paths as human beings on Earth.
The second word should read Revelation.... not Recelation
We'd better fight on that mystery rather than (not thab) on a dogma
Thanks dear prophet for writing also in English...what a worker!
With infinite love Ernest
Ernest K. Geneva (Genf), Switzerland (Schweiz)
Thank you very much, brother Ernest, for reporting spelling
mistakes. I have corrected them.
It comes as no surprise that there are typing mistakes in my English
translation, as I do not have anybody to proofread it among those
nearest to me. Am I a great "worker" ? No, I am not particularly. I
just work on whatever I have to work as God's herald.
I pray along with you evry day, brother Ernest.
Bonjour, Frère Michel, juste quelques suggestions de correction:
"A myth tries, for netter or worse" better
"has stared Justice" has seen or has stared at
"We'd better flight on that mystery rather than on a dogma."
It is better to fly with this mystery than with dogma.
Dawnel D. in Western Brittany
I very much thank you, sister Dawnel, for notifying me that
corrections are needed.
About "has stared Justice", I forgot "in the face".
About "flight on that mystery" I forgot "have a flight...",
but I for some reason considered putting "have a flight on board
that mystery" and I eliminated "board" in order to make the metaphor
less meterialistic, which was quirky. "Fly with" is the right
translation. Thank you for it very much.