The Archangel Sakaki



       "As competent Sacred Individuals later explained to us in confidence, the line of this comet's path had to cross the path of the planet Earth.  And as a result of the erroneous calculations of a certain Sacred Individual who dealt with matters of world-creation and world-maintenance, these two concentrations had to pass through the point of intersection of their trajectories at the same moment. Owing to this error, the planet Earth and the comet Kondoor collided, and collided so violently that from the shock, as I have already told you, two large fragments broke off from the planet Earth and flew into space.

     "This shock entailed these serious consequences because this planet had arisen so recently that its atmosphere, which might have served as a 'buffer,' had not yet had time to be completely formed around it.


     "Of course, my boy, our Endlessness was at once informed of this general cosmic misfortune.  And immediately, a full commission of angels and archangels, specialists in the work of world-creation and world-maintenance, under the direction of the Great Archangel Sakaki, was dispatched from the Most Holy Sun Absolute to the solar system Ors.

     "The Most High Commission came to our planet Mars, since it was the nearest to the planet Earth, and from there began its investigations.

     "The sacred members of this High Commission promptly reassured us by saying that there was no longer any danger of catastrophe on a great cosmic scale."




Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, page 78


Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.