Study of Beelzebub's Tales




40 Beelzebub Tells How People Learned and Again Forgot About the Fundamental Cosmic Law of Heptaparaparshinokh


“As I later chanced to learn, this same Theophany was once pouring a certain mixture onto a marble slab to dry, consisting of the extract of the plant then called ‘Patetook,’ pine-resin, and cream of the milk of the then famous what were called ‘Khenionian goats,’ so that after its hardening a mastic should be obtained, used for chewing after eating; when for the first time he noticed that in whatever way and in whatever quantity this mixture was poured onto that marble slab, it always—concentrating in the same way—assumed after the final cooling a form composed of seven definite plane surfaces.