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|Geographical areas:||New England|
|Key tenets:||Unity of God|
|Legal Religious Head||Eren Scott|
|The Final Prophet||Wematin (Symbolic, not yet revealed)|
Spiralism is a religious belief centered around the area of Novemia, where countries such as Eresamia and Korpan are located. It is a monotheistic religion that bases its ideals on the idea that the Spiral, a location in Eresamia is the center of the Earth, and the location of the creation of Adam, the figure from the Book of Genesis in the Bible.
Unity of God
Spiralists hold that God is a single entity, in contrast with ideas such as the Trinity, or many polytheistic religious groups. According to Spiralists, God is a single entity who created the universe and all within it. Spiralists hold that there is no being or object in the universe that is like God, and that his image is beyond the mental capacity of a human being in their 'base-state'. In contrast to religions like Islam, Spiralists claim that through the use of cannabis one is able to experience a state of 'holiness', in which it is possible to see God through the use of one's senses, that meaning that God is not a being one can see, more than a being one can feel.
Creation of the Earth
Spiralists hold that man was created by God eight million years ago, and that the Universe had been created another four million years before that. Spiralism claims that the universe was created in 'a spiral fashion' starting from the heavens and going through space. This is to say that the Earth and heaven exist in the same universe. The universe moved in a spiral fashion through what is called 'The Nothing' until it formed its center on Earth. The Spiral, the holy center of Eresamia, is said to be the end of the Spiral of the Universe, and thus the center of the Universe. It would have taken four million years for the Spiral of the Universe to be completed, if this is true.
Four Million years after the creation of the Universe, God began the creation of what was upon it. According to the Spirella, the Holy Text of Spiralists, man was the last thing to be created. In the first chapter, simply known as 'Creation', one can read; "..once he had created the Universe, God created the waters of the Earth, filling the empty spaces of the oceans, and flowing through the rushing rivers. He then created plants, so that they might draw nutrients from the water. He then created animals, so that they might feed upon the plants. He then created man, so that they might rule over the plants, animals, the oceans, and the Earth, in his name."
According to Spiralists, the first man created by God was Adam, as held by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Adam was created in the center of the Spiral in Eresamia, as it was the center of the Universe, contradicting the view held by Christians and Muslims that Adam was created and lived in the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden is said to be a place on Earth, called 'Novemia' by the Spirella, the region that is now dominated by Eresamia. The story of the Forbidden Fruit is still held true. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, it is said they were exiled from Novemia by God. Their descendants are said to be the Pocumtuck Native Americans, rather than the Hebrews.
Spiritual use of Cannabis
According to some Spiralists, the spiritual use of Cannabis is allowed. The Spirella refers to a plant simply called 'The Holy Plant', which once smoked causes its user to 'Experience the love of the Lord, God'. Some Spiralists considered this 'Holy Plant' to be Cannabis, though this view is not necessarily canon, nor is it an obligatory practice. It's said that those who smoke cannabis are able to 'see' God through their senses, though not neccesarily lay eyes upon him, giving the impression that God is not a being that can be seen, but rather a feeling, similar to a pantheistic view of God, though not necessarily the same.
Angels in Spiralism are a central part of its lore and history. Angels are one of the four sentient creations of God, the others being the Humans, Spirits, and Demons. Angels are said to be the speakers of God, also known as the 'Word-Givers'. Angels are those who bring the scripture to Messengers and Prophets. Angels, in contrast to the beliefs of Islam have limited free-will, allowing them to speak for themselves, but not disobey the commands of God. This means that the Christian view that Lucifer was an angel is incorrect according to Spiralists. The Angel Achak is said to be the main speaker of God. Comparisons between Achak and the Angel Gabriel have been made by Spiralists.
Holiness of the People of Pocomtuc
According to Spiralists, the Native American tribe of the Pocomtuc are considered to be God's 'Holy People' similarly to the Hebrews in Judeo-Christian beliefs. In Spiralist scripture, the descendants of Adam would go on to become the Pocomtuc tribe. They would be called many names, Israelis among them. Spiralists claim that the idea of Israel being in the location it is most commonly accepted in is a common misconception that has been spread by 'the false Messiah, Jesus Christ'. The area in and around Franklin County, where the Pocomtuc were located is considered to be the Holy Land of the Bible and Torah, with the Village of Peskeompscut, today known as w:Franklin County, Massachusetts being the ancient City of Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem is said by Spiralists to not be the true city, and instead be named after it. There is no evidence to back these claims.
Prophets and Messengers
According to Spiralists, there have been many Prophets and Messengers that have been sent to the Earth, split into two main groups. The first group is known as 'The Ancients', and consists of Prophets sent between the creation of the Earth and the sending of the Messiah. The Ancients started with Adam, and went down to the Prophet Askuwheteau, which means in the Algonquian Language 'He keeps watch'. He was said to be 'The Watcher of Peskeompscut', appointed by God to look over and Protect the City until the coming of the final line of Prophets. Between Adam and Askuwheteau were Prophets that are mentioned in the Bible, such as Abraham, Isaac, Moses, David, and many others. Their stories seem to be modified and changed according to the history and geography of the Franklin County area.
The second group of Prophets are the Prophets leading up to and including the Messiah, who was said to be the savior of the Pocomtuc people. There were five of these ‘Modern Prophets’, all of them being members of the Pocumtuc Tribe. Those prophets were Kestejoo, Matunaagd, Mukki, Etlelooaat, and Eluwilussit.
Kestejoo is an Algonquian name meaning ‘Slave’. This name was apparently given to him directly by God, symbolising his obedience and worship of the Lord. Kestejoo became a Prophet at the age of seventeen when he visited what is now known as Mount Sugarloaf. It was there that God sent the Angel called Achak to him. Upon seeing Achak, Kestejoo was said to drop to his knees in fear. Achak is said to have said “Rise up, Kastejoo. The love of God is upon your shoulders. Kastejoo remained on Mount Sugarloaf for a full year learning God’s commandments, living off of river-water and fruits for that year.
When he left the mountain, he headed straight for his home village of Nonotuck, modern day Northampton. When he began to speak to word of God to his people, initially they laughed at him and rejected him, calling him the ‘Little Priest’ because of his height and age. However, over the years he slowly gained followers, establishing a small community outside the village. Nothing major happened during his time as a Prophet. He is seen as a ‘gate-keeper’, preaching the word of God to the Pocumtuc people while they waited for the Messiah.
Kastejoo spoke to the people of the Pocumtuc people for fifty years, calling them to worship God and reject the tribal pantheism and polytheism that dominated Native American society. At the age of sixty seven Kastejoo died on Mount Sugarloaf, surrounded by his followers.
Matunaagd was a Prophet sent by God around a hundred and ten years after the death of Kastejoo. He was born Kitchi, meaning Brave, but was declared ‘Matunaagd’ after his success in battle against neighboring tribes. Matunaagd means ‘He who fights’ in the Algonquian language.
Originally a war-cheif, Matunaagd was spoken to by the angel Achak when he was fourty years old, calling on him to fight in the name of God against the Mohack tribe who threatened the existence of the Pocumtuc people. Matunaagd prostrated before the angel for a short time, before lifting himself to his feet, taking his spear in hands. He looked into the sky, lifting the spear somewhat. “Lord of the Earth, my God, holy one of Peskeompscut, guide my spear and my arrows, and bring your people to success.”
When the Mohack tribe reached the borders of the Pocumtuc nation with an army of a thousand, Mutunaagd was there waiting for him with an army of two hundred. The war-chief of the Mohack tribe laughed, pointing at the army. “This is the best the Pocumtuc can provide”, he said mockingly according to the Spirella. The battle was won by the Pocumtuc with only three lives being lost, whilst the Mohack tribe losing five hundred and eighty.
Matunaagd remained chief and Prophet of the Pocumtuc people for another eight years, before dying at the age of fourty eight. He is called ‘The Prophet of the Arrow’ due to his military leadership during the defense of the Pocumtuc people.
Mukki (meaning ‘Child’) was the third ‘Modern Prophet’ of the Spiralist faith. He was sixteen when he was made a Prophet, and was named Mukki by the angel Achak to symbolise God’s care for him as a child. Mukki lived and preached in the city of Peskeompscut only sixty years after the death of Matunaagd, when belief in God was still strong. People were hesitant to accept the claim of someone so young, but when God allowed Mukki to hover in the air for thirty seconds, the people of Peskeompscut prostrated to him.
Mukki established and build the ‘Totim’, which is compared by some to the Kaaba in Islam. It was a small temple in the middle of the Village of Peskeompscut, where Mukki preached and gave the word of God to the people. It is considered a holy-center in the Spiralist faith, second to that of the Spiral itself. Mukki was the first of the Modern Prophets to make a pilgrimage with his followers to the Spiral. It was his pilgrimage that established the modern form of prayer accepted by Spiralists. Walking the Spiral from outside to in three times, followed by prostrating to the center of it, proclaiming “Praise be to God”.
Mukki died at the age of thirty inside the Totim on October the 8th, which is a day considered by Spiralists to be the date that Adam was created.
Etlelooaat, ‘he who shouts’, was the third Modern Prophet. He was named after his loud voice, which he used to preach to the people of Squakeag, modern day Northfield. He was born a hundred years after the death of Mukki in Peskeompscut inside the Totim to Nadie, a descendent of Mukki. When he turned twenty two, God sent Achak to him, telling him he must leave Peskeompscut to Squakeag, who’s people were still burried in a state of polytheism. Etlelooaat arrived in the village and immeiatle began to preach to them, often shouting from high hills and tree-stumps to them. He was rejected throughout his entire time preaching, and died alone at the age of fourty. He is considered to be a spiritual martyr to Spiralists.
Eluwilussit, who’s name means ‘The Holy One’ is considered to be the Messiah of the Jewish people. Spiralists believe that Eluwilussit was the Messiah, contradicting the view of Christians that the historical Jesus Christ was the Messiah.
Eluwilussit was said to be born two centuries after the death of Etlelooaat at the dawn of the 1st century, around a hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ. Eteleooaat was born in Peskeompscut, just outside the Totim. He grew up normally, but was spoken to by God when he reached the age of twenty five. During his pilgrimage to the Spiral, he decided to sleep in the center of the Spiral, allowing the rest of the pilgrims to retreat to a small camp south-east of the Spiral, which would eventually become the capital of Eresamia.
In his dreams Eluwilussit is said to have seen the face of God himself, something that can only be seen by the Messiah according to the Spiraella. At sight of it he fell to his face, prostrating to the figure. It is said that God himself spoke to Eluwilussit, telling him his mission.
Over the next ten years Eluwilussit would unite the villages of the Pocumtuc tribe under one banner and one faith, dispelling any signs of pantheism and polytheism. For tribes all around the Pocumtuc area, the village of Peskeompscut became a holy center, a place of pilgrimage and trade. This would continue for many centuries, even into the modern era. Eluwilussit made two major prophecies, one of which has happened.
In the Spirella we read him say; “Eluwilussit said unto us; “I say to you today, the day of destruction will not come until the village of Peskeompscut has been destroyed by an army of white. And I say to you today, the day of judgement will not come until a Prophet of white re-builds it.” Spiralists consider the ‘Destruction of Peskeompscut’ to be a prophecy of the Battle of Turner's Falls, where the forces of Captain William Turner massacred the Native Americans of the village, destroying the final traces of early Spiralism. This ‘Prophet of White’ has not yet come, though many have said that he could be from among the Novemian micronations. Most Spiralists call this ‘Prophet of White’ Wematin, which means ‘Setting sun’ in the Algonquian language, as this Prophet is to be the final Prophet of God, sent to the people of the Poctumtuc region, and the rest of the world.
Eluwilussit died at the age of thirty-five, lying on a bed of straw in the center of the Spiral. His body upon death was said to descend into the heavins, moving slowly in a spiral-like fashion according to those who witnessed it.