The Three Eternal Truths
The Triple-Declamation of the Amazons
The Three Eternal Truths - the Drispeal - is the simplest possible
statement of Truth, and of the Message brought back to a darkening world
by the Amazons.
The first Amazons, who won back the world for a
time from the hands of the patriarchal barbarians, often confronted in
the course of their campaigns a spiritual ignorance almost as obtuse as
that which pervades modern society.
The foremost spiritual weapon
against this abyss of darkness was a threefold formula called the
Drispeal (triple-message) or the Three Eternal Truths. This was not
invented by the Amazons. As the name Implies it has existed from the
beginning; but it took on a particular importance for the Amazons as the
spearhead of their spiritual thrust in to the heart of darkness. For
this reason there was necessarily a tendency to concentrate upon the
most outward and obvious meanings of the formula - but it was never
forgotten that it contains depths of meaning which lie beyond all
measurement. The formula is as follows:
*One God alone, none other God than She.
*One Law alone, none other Law than Her Law.
*God became maid that maid might come to God.
first two declamations alone were spoken by every Amazon rayin
(princess) upon entering a territory previously occupied by the infidel.
It was both an explanation and a validation of their conquest, and a
declaration of their sacred mission. The primary meanings of these,
together with the third declamation, were taught to the people by the
White Amazons; and it was customary to make the declamation of the Three
Eternal Truths before every gathering, public and private.
Amazons were above all messengers of God, and the Drispeal was the very
essence of their message, for, as the White Amazon mothers taught, all
the Scriptures, all the teachings, and every part of wisdom are
contained within the Three Eternal Truths "enfolded like a rose within
the bud" More than this, the Three Truths themselves are all contained
in essence within the first Truth, and the first Truth is contained
within its first word: One.
The primordial matriarchal philosophy
has always taught "the One" as the most basic metaphysical definition of
God. She is the primordial Unity Who gives rise to all multiplicity,
the spaceless Point wherefrom all space proceeds.
the result of manifestation, and to say "manifestation" is always, in
some degree, to say "separation from God", and therefore "imperfection".
contemplate the One perfectly is to return to - to "become one with" -
the One, and thus to receive the consummation of the third Truth.
this it may be seen that the first Truth is not simply a formula
condemning the idolatry and polytheism of the barbarian. It is this,
certainly, but it is very much more.
To say "none other God than
She" is not merely to deny something, but to affirm that She is the "One
without a second', the Essence of all things; for while She is other
than all things, no thing is other than She.
The first Truth does
not merely refute the temporary and contingent heresies of a particular
time and place ; it refutes the abiding heresy of fallen creation - the
illusion that we are apart from God.
By perfect contemplation of
the first Truth, it is possible to eradicate this heresy from our
hearts, and when a soul succeeds In this, she will cease to be manifest,
having achieved complete Liberation.
Is this, then, to state that
all souls are a uniform "oneness"? Far from it. It is at the furthest
extreme from God - at the "outside" of the wheel of manifestation - that
we find quantitative multiplicity combined with qualitative uniformity
(this is the very essence of the "democratic" ideal).
centre of the wheel we find quantitative unity combined with qualitative
multiplicity (or rather plenitude, or totality): the One In Whom all
the possibilities,of manifestation lie immanent.
Since the true
essence of the Law is the perfect order and disposition of all things,
since all things lie in the One, and since multiplicity, or separation
from the One, entails, of necessity, a measure of imperfection, it is
clear that the Law can only achieve its perfect fulfilment in the One;
and thus the first Truth, and indeed its first word, contains the second
as well as the third Truth.
Already, then, we see something of
the inner meaning of the second Truth. On the most superficial level, it
became for the Amazons a proclamation of the establishment of a new
social order - or, more precisely, of the re-establishment of the
primordial social order in place of the illegitimate rule of the
But the term "Law" goes far beyond questions of social
government. Law is literally Order, or Thamë: the music of the spheres,
the harmony of the universe.
The first Truth speaks of the One God
before and beyond all manifestation. The second Truth speaks of the
perfect and harmonious manifestation of all things from Her.
or unfallen creation is by definition in perfect harmony - or perfectly
Lawful, to say the same thing in another way. On the manifest level,
the Law is no less expressed in the movements of the planets about the
sun, or in the law of gravity than in the laws of human government. And
on the human level, law is not simply a political or even a moral
matter. The food we eat, the way we greet one another, theclothes we
wear, can all be thamë or athamë. Art and craft, music and
story-telling; all are subject to the law of thamë.
is a much-quoted Aristasian saying: "there are two ways of doing
everything - the right way and the wrong way. " This does not mean "the
practical way and the impractical way', it means the lawful way and the
unlawful way, the harmonious way and the disharmonious.
In fact, it is only in the human realm that there can be anything other
than the Law. A star cannot but pursue its allotted course; the law of
gravity is never broken; a dog can only behave as a dog. It is only maid
who can "desert her post".
This is in the very nature of maid: "she who has the power of choice".
To say "none other law" means not simply that there should be no other law, or that we should follow no other law. It means what it says - that there is no other law. Any movement away from the primordial Law of Dea is in fact a measure of chaos.
as any patriarchal "law" maintains any degree of order, that is because
It has retained something of the one true Law. Insofar as it has
rejected that Law, it is in disorder.
That is why patriarchal
history is a list of wars, revolutions and disruptions and why the last
patriarchal form of government, which is being forced upon the world by
the power of money and bombs, is based on permanent, institutionalised
"opposition". The very name of the "party" system is based on the word
to "part" or sepatate and is thus founded upon the very reverse of the
Human life was designed to be a way back to the One; a
path of salvation; but to that at end, every part of our life must be
in harmony: our work and our clothes, our music and our stories, our
homes and out loves, all should be according to the Law of harmony, that
the world may be a bridge leading to Heaven. That is the meaning of the
The word '"maid' is closely related to "may" , the
verb of possibility. Maid is "she who has power to choose". She alone
can choose, against the Law, to fall below the Norm of manifest
creation. Yet, conversely, she alone can choose to transcend manifest
creation and return to the One. It is for this reason that she is the
centre of the manifest universe (we must remember that while, on
non-earthly planes of being, non-human creatures are central, by virtue
of their very centrality they are still defined as maid).
"greatness' inherent in this position is reflected in the etymological
connexion of maid with "mag", meaning "great", as in magnify,
magnificent and mighty - it is significant that 'might' is also the past
tense of 'may' .
Maid is neither matter nor Spirit. She is
psyche, or soul, which stands between the two and may give herself to
either. This is what is meant when we say that God became maid - not
that She became a physical human being, but that She descended to the
level of psyche.
Yet while maid is what she is because she has
used her power of choice to transgress the Law and turn away from the
One; God, becoming maid, made all Her choices perfectly; She is not
fallen maid, but perfect Maid. All Her acts were made in obedience to
Her Mother, Who is Her Self (even as She is the Self within all souls).
is also etymologically linked with Maia, the first person of Werde -
the creatrix and embodiment of the illusory world of matter for maid is
the centre and pivot of this world. It Is through the redemption of maid
that the whole world maybe redeemed, and it is through the perfect
sacrifice of God the Daughter, the one perfect Maid, that maid may be
The third Truth also encompasses other, more detailed, aspects of reality. For example, the fact that God becomes maid, while maid comes to
God makes clear the seeming paradox of the downward continuity of the
Absolute with the relative, and the upward discontinuity of the relative
with the Absolute (She is other than all things, nothing is other than
She), which is the basis of all cosmological understanding.
structure of the Drispeal corresponds to many other aspects of reality.
Most notably, it is an image of the Trinity: the One preceding all
manifestation is the Dark Mother; the Law, implying manifestation,
belongs to the Mother Creatrix; whilst God-become-maid is, of course,
On another level it belongs to the primordial
thesis-antithesis-synthesis dialectic (which long predates its misuse by
Hegel and Marx):
Thesis: The One without a second.
Antithesis: Manifestation; the differentiation of "things" (maia) from Dea.
Synthesis: The reconciliation of "things" with Dea by the Perfect Mediatrix, Who is at once Dea and maid (maia).
Amazons were the world's first missionaries because they lived in the
first epoch in which the world had need of missionaries. We live in the
last. There are many similarities between their time and ours, not the
least of which is that the time has come once again for the declamation
of the Three Eternal Truths.