Nemenhah: The Thanksgiving Way, And The Smudging Ceremony, Recorded In The Book Of The High Place

Greeting all my relations,

We are approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday and I am reminded of The Thanksgiving Way taught by Jehovah the Creator to Father Adam and Mother Eve, so that they could again come into His Presence…

Consider yourselves Adam and Eve on this;

The Sacred and Ancient Path…

Only the Best of Feelings Should Prevail:

The Instruction is found in The Book of The High Place Vol. II

Forward
By
Phillip R. (Cloudpiler) Landis

According to the Temple Writings of the Nemenhah Prophet, Ougou, the principles, teachings, covenants and ordinances of the Temple, or High Place, were taught to all people, regardless of their sex, nationality or religious affiliation, and most especially to all children from the time they were old enough to understand the instruction.

It was the custom of those who officiated as Peli (the Order of Levi) to teach all the people the story of our Heavenly Parents, as well as the creation and of our first earthly parents, and to be certain that the recipient understood as best as they could the principles of the temple, prior to their being presented at the High Place to make sacred covenants there.

The teacher would make liberal use of that understanding of these things which the Holy Ghost confirms in the minds and hearts of the participants.

In the spirit of the Temple Writings of our forefather, Ougou, we present this work in the same manner in which it was presented to all the Nemenhah in ancient days.

All of the translators listed on the title page of this book are descendents of that same Ougou and we have taken the responsibility as his children, and also as teachers and as Healers, to convey this information to all of our children, both of our bodies and also of the Nemenhah and other Bands to whom this book may go.

This is our gift to our children.

It is given in the most sacred manner we know.

Therefore, because we are only men and women, we suspect that you who read these pages will find fault here.

We ask you, to seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost, that you may have discernment and that you will not reject because of the faultiness of our hands the very things of God.

If it be wisdom in God that you receive these things, then judge them by the same spirit by which you have received them.

The Lord taught many things to many people by employing stories and parables.

These conveyed to the heart and mind of the hearer a true sense of things even if every detail may not have been related.

The following relation speaks of times before times, when men and women worked their way to exaltation following an ancient and set path.

The players in the relation are our own relations.

Each of us are also included in the story.

Therefore, it is our story as much as it is theirs. 

All my relations!

For clarity, we have translated names into their corresponding English meaning.

Some of the names are difficult to translate.

For example, “Elohim” means “Heavenly” and is a plural, feminine denominative.

In Nemenhah, “Pa Elowe” means Mother in Heaven, and “ShiElowe” means Father in Heaven. “Elohim” means God the Father and God the Mother in Their united sense and connotes the Sealing Power.

We have, therefore, sought to make the names correspond to something more meaningful to the English speaker.

There are several voices in this relation.

When the ordinances of the High Place are performed by the people, each voice is represented by a separate person.

This avoids confusion.

The voices are:

Narrator                             ………………………………………………….                               

Elohim Heavenly Mother  …………………………………………………

Elohim Heavenly Father  …………………………………………………..

Peter                                   …………………………………………………….

Holy Ghost                       …………………………………………………….

James                                    …………………………………………………

Holy Ghost Elders           ………………………………………………………

John                                 ……………………………………………………….

Jehovah                            ………………………………………………………..

Preacher                          ………………………………………………………

Lucifer                                …………………………………………………….. 

Satan                             …………………………………………………. 

The Voice of the Mob     ……………………………………………………..

The Voices of Adam and Eve …………………………………………..               

Those who participate in the ordinances ought to have good and clear intention, for God will not be mocked.           ………………………………………………..

There should not be any manner of ill-will between those who participate together in the re-telling or reenactment of this relation…………………………..

Only the best of feelings should prevail.

The ordinances of the High Place are specifically designed for the Living.

Because of this verity, they are distinguished from the vicarious ordinances performed for and in behalf of the “Dead” in holy temples.

This distinction does not intend to denigrate the sacrifice for the dead, but great emphasis is placed upon what Telestial people may do in this life in order to be introduced into the Terrestial World and receive revelation and instruction from Angels, the Spirits of Men and Women made perfect in Christ, and even from the Savior  Himself, preparatory to being introduced at the veil to converse with the Father.

The vicarious work for the dead is carried on in another place, by other people of good intention, and the Holy Ghost does attend their sacrifice for the sake of deceased family members.

 The Thanksgiving Way.

 Jehovah taught our First Parents through the temple ordaninces, covenants and ceremony, then removing the veils inside them, so that light and knowledge began to change them, and The Holy Spirit could bring them to;

The Terrestrial World while in the flesh, they had experienced the mighty change and were brought into the Presence of Jesus Christ and He would bring Adam and Eve up to the Celestial World of Elohim Heavenly Father and Elohim Heavenly Mother

And Adam and Eve after their second anointing by the Creatorwould be sealed by The Holy Spirit of Promise, Who is The Holy Ghost!!!

Creator Taught in Ougou’s Book of The High Place Vol.II Chapters 2-3

104) Elohim Heavenly Father:

Jehovah.

Because the Man and the Woman have chosen disobedience, they must leave Our presence.

Cast them out of this beautiful valley into the lonely world.

Place a veil in the Man and the Woman as wards to guard the valley so that they may not come back into it and eat the fruit of the Tree of Life and live forever in this fallen state.

Provide a way for them to return again into that state of being capable of withstanding and sharing the glory of Our countenance.

We will provide a Savior for them, in accordance with the Atonement to which We covenanted before the world was made.

If they choose obedience and strive with their might to rise up again from their fallen state, we will bring them upon the Way and instruct them.

If they remain faithful and do good continually, they will finish their work.

105) Jehovah:

I will do all that you have commanded, Elohim Heavenly Father.

I will take up the valley We set apart for the Man and the Woman and I will make of it a Way to which they may attain only if their intentions and their hearts prove to be good and faithful.

Upon this Way they may be instructed by their grandfathers and also by My own presence.

106) Elohim Heavenly Father:It is well. Jehovah, make coats of skins and place them upon the Man and the Woman. (Bundle) Cause them to understand that this will be a protection for them and a symbol of their devotion one to another.

They shall show not their nakedness unto any other than their own spouse and this will be a help and a protection for them.

107) Jehovah:It shall be done.

108) Narrator:Each of you have covered your nakedness with clothing.

See to it that this clothing is always modest and it will serve to protect you from the temptation that Lucifer places in the hearts of men that leads to the corruption of the gift of procreation.

The evil one will use any means to corrupt the work of the Father.

Always remember this and cover your nakedness accordingly.

109) Narrator:

Then Elohim Heavenly Father retired to the Heavens and watched from a distance.

110) Jehovah:

Adam.

Because you chose to listen to the voice of Lucifer instead of that of the Father, you are
cursed to live in the lonely world.

By the sweat of your face you must earn your living, for you have chosen the natural Man and, if you remain in that choice, dust you shall be.

111) Jehovah:

Eve.

Because you chose to listen to the voice of Lucifer over that of the Father, you are cursed
also.

In suffering shall you bring forth children.

Nevertheless, it is by this gift that mankind is saved.

112) Jehovah:

Adam.

If you will covenant with Me that you will seek My face and obey My will;

I will teach you the Law of Obedience and the Gospel.

Through this Thanksgiving Way, you may overcome your fallen state.

113) Adam:

Jehovah, I now covenant with You that I will seek Your face and obey Your will.

114) Jehovah:

Eve, if you will covenant with Me that you will seek My face and obey My will, even as the Man has done, I will make you Husband and Wife, and I shall teach you the Law of Obedience and the Gospel.

Through this Thanksgiving Way, you may overcome your fallen state.

115) Eve:

Jehovah, I now covenant with You that I will join with my husband and seek Your face and obey Your will even as my husband has covenanted.

Break for Instruction

Chapter Three

1) Narrator:It is at this point in the ordinance of the High Place that marriages may be solemnized.

This is the earthly marriage and begins the covenant of marriage entered into by the man and the woman.

It is part of the Law of Obedience and the Gospel, but is only made eternal by the power of the Holy Spirit of Promise, the token of which is the Second Anointing.

Resume Session

2) Jehovah:

We desire all to receive this Law and this Way.

All arise.

Each of you covenant, as this Man and this Woman have done, to seek My face and obey My will, in whatever form I may choose to give in the generations of your lives.

Each of you bow your head and say, Yes.

3) Jehovah:

It is enough.

That will do.

Because of the pure intent of your hearts, you shall be instructed in all that you must do to regain the state from which you have fallen.

You shall learn how faith and commitment to the Thanksgiving Way makes it possible for the suffering of one to make up for that which you cannot change.

Now go forth into the lonely world.

Build a home and an Altar.

Offer your oblations unto Me;

And I shall send messengers to you from time to time.

You shall know them to be messengers from the Father because they will teach of Four Sacred Directions. (cj note…Smoke of Insence a purifying smoke, sacred smoke, smudging ceremony)

This shall be a token by which you may know them when they come.

Now, you must go out of this Valley which I created for you and live in the wide world and I must place between us a barrier, or veil, which shall separate you from the place where I may dwell with you for a time.

You must be apart from My face and My presence until you have proven worthy to once again be one with Me.

When you come again unto Me and have been instructed and prepared, I will cause the veil to be taken up and I will take you back into the presence of Father.

4) Adam:

I will follow this Thanksgiving Way.

5) Eve:

I, too, will follow this Path.

For I know that, though it may prove to be strait, the Path of the Creator is a good road.

6) Narrator:

Adam and Eve emerged up out of the sheltered place where they had spent their spiritual
infancy into the Telestial World and they called it a lone and dreary world, a world that was filled with wonders and also dangers, and a world where they could not daily walk and talk with all things living.

A barrier was placed in their minds between them and the place where the Creator walks and they were left alone.

Then Adam and Eve began to explore their new world and discovered that it was ;

From their previous home.

They studied them and learned what was good for food and what was not;

(cj note…Our First Parents were Naturopaths)

what could be used for clothing and for shelter.

They found that their new home was not sheltered and was filled with danger.

7) Narrator:

They also found that it was beautiful and filled with wonders.

8) Narrator:

The Man and the Woman are seen to walk about conversing and gesturing to the many plants and animals around them.

9) Adam:

Let us do as we were commanded and seek the face of the Creator.

We will take of this world, limbs, skins and stones, and we will build a place wherein we may seek His face.

10) Eve:

It is good that we act upon the commandments we have been given.

11) Narrator:

Adam took tree limbs, animal skins and stones and built a place where he and Eve could pray.

And when they went down into the place and offered up their thanks for everything that they had learned, they began to be visited by spirit beings.

Every day they were visited by different instructors.

And Adam built an altar and offered an oblation to the Lord.

12) Adam: Oh God! Hear the words of my mouth!

Oh Father! Hear the words that I am praying!

Oh Lord! Can You hear the words of my prayer?

13) Angel of the Lord:

Why do you offer sacrifice at this altar?

14) Adam:

I know not, save that I was commanded to do so.

15) Angel of the Lord:

That which you shall do in this place and upon this altar is in accordance with the
Law of the Gospel.

You shall offer sacrifice here that shall be in the likeness and similitude of the
sacrifice of the Only Begotten Son of the Father.

It is good that you are obedient to the commands of your Lord.

16) Narrator:

And when Adam offered his oblation unto the Lord, Satan was also attracted by the
commotion.

He appears as a wise old man.

—That is a portion of the record of The High Place.

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As explained in UCNM

Chief Cloudpiler’s Handbook:

Chapter 5:C2201-Public Oblations

“In the previous chapter you learned about the Nemenhah Unipi Ceremony, and you saw how the Ceremony of Smudge, or Ceremonial Incense, was incorporated into ceremonies of many different kinds, which were utilized in the Dailey Sacred Medicine of our ancestors.

The use of Incenseis found in ceremony all over the world.

It is my personal belief that it is one of the first of Sacred Rites taught to The First Man and The First Woman by The Creator. The Sacred Records of The Nemenhah, Mayntinah Archives, Vol. II, seems to bear this out.”

” The Thanksgiving Way is still celebrated in every Nemenhah Ceremony of Healing preformed today, when The Nemenhah Medicine Wheel is employed.”

” The Ceremony of Smudge is a common thread which hints at a common history of all indigenous Americans, and ultimately all people.

Sacred Smudge Herbs Commonly Used :

One of these Herbs is Sage;

Sage: Cleansing

There are many varieties of sage, and most have been used in smudging. The botanical
name for “true” sage is Salvia (e.g. Salvia officinalis, Garden Sage, or Salvia apiana, White
Sage).  It  is  interesting  to  note  that  Salvia  comes  from  the  Latin  root  salvare,  which
means “to heal.” There are also varieties of sage which are of a species separate from
Salvin Artemusia. Included here are sagebrush (e.g. Artemisia californica) and mugwort
(Artemisia  vulgaris).  We  have  seen  both  Salvia  and  Artemisia  sub-species  used  in
smudging.

 We will be talking more about these ancient herbs for smudging in our next post…

cj …….I love Nemenhah!

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