This is the Way HOOM

06 Dec

This is the Way HOOM

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Lecture by Father Paul Blighton
Tape 802 1/21/73


I’m going to talk about this because I’ve heard so many people talk about it in various ways for a long time, and no one seems to truly understand what we’re talking about.  And that is a passage in the Bible that says, “I am the Way.”  This is… I can understand why they don’t understand it, of course, but this is a very essential passage, and it is one of the things that the students all ask.  And recently I heard a couple of people talking about it, ministers, and I was a little bit shocked because they were talking about some sort of a celestial highway.


Well, it is in a sense, but that doesn’t make too much sense in working with a group of students, for instance when you’re teaching the Bible or when you’re teaching philosophy, even after they’ve got to that particular framework of the philosophy.  And it is very difficult to put it on paper; but I think we can do it, perhaps, so they can understand it.


You can find many volumes of discussion on this point, on this termination and what it means, and when you get all through, you’ve heard some very profound words and some very remarkable logic, but nobody’s really told you anything, or how.


To begin with, I want to relate one thing, and this is something that although we study about it in a number of ways, we do not generally relate to it.  We talk about power, force and energy, but that is the last thing on earth that anyone is ever going to relate to.  This is one of the things that we are very weak in, in both teaching the Testament and philosophy.  I notice this trend is much stronger today than it was when the order first started.


The people whom were less educated and less fit—and I don’t know that you can use that term, but yet it’s socially correct—less fit to teach the Testament and philosophy, related to it more in teaching the Testament and philosophy than they do today, those who are more educated, “nicer people,” should we say, and striving, I think, probably harder to understand and to teach and to be of service than they were then.


Anyone knows that wherever you go you leave your tracks behind you.  It doesn’t make any difference whether you’re consciously trying to or not.  In fact, when our first missionaries went out, one of the things that was very perplexing was that this group of missionaries, group of people that we had that could be sent, were still not adequately trained, as far as being equal to the job was concerned.  But He said He’d take care of ’em, so I said alright, they’re your boys and I have no right to hold them back.


And we sent them out, the first ten—well, there was a little more than ten, but to ten stations, ten cities—we sent them out and we sent them out for a purpose.  He distinctly said that they should travel by bus.  They should go over the highways and carry the light, in other words.  And so we did it and they went to their destinations, and by the grace and the power and the wisdom of our Lord, why, they established stations.  And we look at it and we say, “Yes, by the grace and power and wisdom of our Lord and His gifts to us, they established the stations.”


And then our people started to travel here and there in many cities and back and forth, and soon the order began to grow.  And there is—in the event of traveling and going back and forth from headquarters and to Chicago and various other places that are centers, main centers, the work of the order has spread.


Now it isn’t all what you say—and we’ll all admit that, of course—but our presence.  And of course we use this very nice little word that puts a whole volume all nicely compact in one little word, your.  You ask somebody what it is—”Well, it’s the spirituality of this person, and this is their presence.”  But they will always evade and avoid talking about what the presence is, mostly, these days.  Now I’ve listened for this; they never come back to the power, force and energy formula. For some reason or other, the intellectual person always avoids this, because he is avoiding the state of reality.


“Presence” is a very nice word.  It is colloquially correct, as far as that’s concerned.  It isn’t contrary to what the dictionary might—you might evaluate it for, but it tells you nothing.  Presence means that you were present.  Well, now just you being present could either be derogatory or it could be of great value.  The presence of Jesus Christ was of great value to the world.  But the presence of Lucifer, as we talk about the temptation on the mount, as the story in the Testament goes, certainly was of no value except to one, and that was our Lord in his temptation and demonstrating one of the initiations.


There are a lot of people whose presence you don’t particularly care for.  So this terminology in answering a question is a little bit ridiculous unless it’s just amongst us folks who know; and yet again I say it is avoiding an answer.  Because it is the of your being.  And you know, we are so prone these days to keep away from this energy factor radiation.  Your being.  What you radiate!


Now when you say, “well, it’s his presence,” that is a nice thing.  It doesn’t put any responsibility on this man that you’re talking about.  But when you say it’s his radiation, boy, that puts the responsibility right where it is—from him. Because responsible for his being and what he gives off.  Are we clear now on that?  Fine.  I’m not saying the word “presence” is incorrect, but let’s not cover up the reality.


Now, Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way.”  Now, he had traveled this way before.  He had traveled the route of the great initiate and mastery.  He was one when he came here, or otherwise he wouldn’t have been called “Master Jesus.”  Now, what we mean by “The Way” is just exactly the same thing, only it has a lot of other deeper meanings to it.  Because he said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light.”


To begin with, when he said, “I am the Way,” he was telling us one thing: that he was traveling this route which we were going to travel, and by following his way of travel, that which he was traveling then and that same path, that same electrical path that he was leaving behind him, as well as the Word—’cause you know when you’re doing something that’s in accordance with the Master, and you know when you’re not.  And your little conscience or whatever you want to call it always rings a bell.


He said, “I am the Way,” and he meant just that. “I have traveled over this route that I am describing to you.  I have walked this Path that I am describing to you, and the things which I have done on this Path, that is the Way; that is my Way (by) which I am leading you to the Father.”


Now the Truth was the words that he gave and the teachings that he gave, and the Reality which he gave forth while traveling that Way.


The Light statement was because that Light had to pass through him.  Now this is something which I don’t think can be described, but he was the Christed one, the Messiah.  He was the one through which it was possible for the Light to come to the people of earth in this day, the way it is doing right now.  Now, he laid down this Path and this Way to lead us to this day that we are now in, and to accomplish this goal that we are now striving and working and accomplishing.  This is the goal that we are working for.  And the Light does come through him to anyone on the earth, because he is the Lord of the earth, so it must come through his body, to come to us.  Now, that is that simple.


If you were in the south and you’d had an escaped slave back during the slavery days, and he ran away and you found it out, you’d set a bloodhound on his trail, probably—and it has been done.  Well, how would the bloodhound know, because of what?  The vibration and the power and energy left behind from that man left a trail.  Now let’s not avoid realities.  These are realities.  That is the way it is.


Don’t try to cover it up with fancy words that excuse people, because that’s what we’re talking about. That’s why theology goes so far off the track, and that is why it is not understood by a lot of the people who are trying to read it and use it in many places.  If you do have the knowledge, the real wisdom, I could show you—and I will one of these days, take some books on theology and go over some controversial subjects and show you how many of these men are not too far wrong, and some pretty right.


But because of the words, the way they cover everything up, and they avoid three words:  power, force, energy.  Reality.  And we’ve gotten too far away from it, too far away from it.  We’ve gotten off the track of the Reality.


Now, I’m going to lay you down a little one, why you’ve got to be that rigid about your teaching. Because you aren’t going to raise people to the place where they belong and where they can accomplish the job they need to do, if they are not conscious of this.


Now Jesus said in the Testament, talked about in the Testament it was, talked about prayer without ceasing.  Now this takes another term here where you put the record there and then you let it run, and you automatically will find that you will pray.  Oh, not a long Lord’s prayer or anything of that sort, just a couple of words, just a good thought, just a thought on the Father.  You know, there’s more people break the First Commandment, and don’t know it, than you have any idea of. The other—yesterday, I think it was or the day before, I’ve forgotten which—I started to talk about something and it was regarding the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or Father and Mother. I started talking about Mary, and I just automatically corrected myself.  I wasn’t even thinking about it, and I said, “Oh.  The Father and—”.  And Tom looked at me and smiled and said, “Oh, yeah, yeah.”


I automatically corrected myself even as I was speaking about something:  that the Father’s name should come first.  When we pray it should come first.  It doesn’t make any difference whether we’re putting intercession to Mary or not. That should be an automatic thing with us, that the Father’s name, or Nameless Name, comes first; and then all of these other things.  And this should be so ingrained into us, and into our students, that they would not think of saying a prayer any other way, because this is a violation of the First Commandment.


Now I’ll give you another little one that’s right along this same line, and which will give you a reason why it is so essential that we understand Jesus and the Way.  Now there’s nothing that I have said here in these last few minutes that any student, any novice, couldn’t understand.  They might have a little trouble with the power, force and energy at first, but if you talk about this and these things, and you talk about power, force and energy and don’t try to cover it up, they’ll get to understand, because they’re not devoid of all science, by any means, and many of them quite well-schooled in it.  They certainly know that there is electrical energy around the human body, and they know and they’ve seen articles someplace in the magazines.  And there’s been lots of them, in one way or form or another, about what metabolism does, and so forth, and the energy it gives off, and so on and so on and so on.  And they’ll get the association.


Now, Jesus laid down the Way.  It was the Way for that two-thousand-year period, pretty near—close to that.  But now listen well to this:  we are extending Jesus’ way, and this will run for another one of those periods.  There are some things that have a new facet to them, a different application, perhaps, a shorter application or a more profound application.  But we are extending Jesus’ Way. We have picked up that Way.  We have said it and we will project and mark out that Way.  And that way in which we travel and what we do and what we say will go down in the history of mankind and in the Testament, will form the pattern of the Way that these people will have to travel to reach their attainment and the way, preparing themselves for Above.


We are already carrying the Light in a realistic way that they can see.  We are teaching the combined truths, of science, the Testament, and so forth.  These are the truths and we are bringing them together, the ancient Truth with it.  So we are marking the Way, and we simply say “the way in which the Holy Order of Mans teaches this”, or we teach this.  But be cognizant of this fact.  This is the extension of Jesus Christ’s statement and the Way; and you are borning it, and the millions that come after you will be exposed to it.


Nothing more than just what he did then, but which a lot of it was combed out by the famous theologians and other people that didn’t like some of these things.  But now we are reviving the ancient truth and we declare it in our declarations and strivings; and this is what we are doing.  This is the Way of the Master.  And it is extending that way into the future to guide human beings on their path.  And “he that believeth on me and seeth not”, the greater is the grace, of course.


Now, there isn’t enough to talk about really, except just that; that is the whole picture.  That really is the whole picture.  That is the kernel of many volumes trying to teach you a very simple thing.  And it is the Way in which he was traveling.  So we have taken on the job of producing his body, his being, his reality here on the earth.


If you will look back in your communion (ritual) and reread it again, you will find it there.  If you will reread your ordination, you will find your dedication to a solar priesthood.  And you will find that this explanation will carry with it a logical sound punch and a reality, and it will place you right in the middle of the job.


I’m sorry to interrupt you—I’ve found one thing that everybody, a number of people have asked me sometimes:  “Why don’t you put it on tape?  Why don’t you put it on tape?”  Usually because I’ve figured it’s too simple to bother with it.  And then I’ve begun to realize that sometimes some little things are sometimes more important than a lot of other fancy discourses, so I said, “Well, I’ll put ’em on tape and if they don’t like them, why, they don’t have to use them and they can put something else on.”


Now, do you get the meaning of what I’m driving at?  It is important.  In other words, we say that we are striving to become part of the body of Christ, and yet that’s another one of those statements that is just about as effluvious as anything else, and yet it is the real truth, you see.  The order has become now the body of Jesus here in its striving to drive forth and show the way for the next—to travel that way which we are asking the people to travel.  We have merely become the extension out of the other level of vibration into the earth for this.  Any questions?  Yes?


Q:  I notice it is a help to walk this way, to receive, to come in personally into the body through the communion, because you not only receive the body; you become part of it, because that’s reinforced.  To continue to do that is a great help in walking the Way.  But if I understand what you’re saying correctly, your last statement was pretty significant, then this is the second coming of Christ.


Well, I’ve never—let me put it this way.  I’ve never been told so, and I’m not egotistical enough to project anything of that type, and I’d be too scared to try, because …


Q:  Not you.  I said the order.


Well, alright, the order even; but I don’t know.


Q:  It says in the Book of Order, in the very beginning, that the order is the manifestation of the body of Jesus Christ, or the manifestation of the second coming of the body of Jesus Christ, not in a single personage, but in the many all being joined together.


Yeah.  Well, what I’m saying is, I haven’t—I’ve had this statement given to me by him, and I’ve given it just as it was given, apparently, but I haven’t seen the ramifications of it. Because I’m the doubting Thomas, you know.  I doubt and doubt and doubt until I get it all wrapped up, usually, before I give it to somebody else, and that’s why I say I haven’t it concrete in that way.  And what’s more, I consider it maybe important to us, but it would be of no use in our ministry particularly anyway, because nobody would understand that anyway, even though it’s so. Because they didn’t even understand the simple statement of “I am the Way”, so how are they going to understand that?


Do you see what I’m referring to?  Now this is important, this little combination of facts here is important to us, because we do not want to put into that Way, actively, things that we don’t want people to follow. That’s important.  Yes?


Q:  In other words, great numbers of people when they want to start going through initiations, they will have a tendency to go through them in the same way people of the Holy Order of Mans did?


A great deal.


Q:  Which is generally the same way the Master did..


That’s right.  He went—he had a little more tendency toward the ancient background put into a modern version—modern in that time, I mean, you see.  Remember that the old initiations and so


forth, while, they were just as personal and just as real as ours were—or are, I mean, and in the same way guided by the teachers, or the rabbi who many times was a teacher; just as simple and direct except that the student took a long time getting ready.


And this is where his statement came and why it came when he said, “All the mysteries shall be revealed.”  In other words, we’re going to cut off these performances in the temple and the pageantry and the mysteries—the enacted mysteries—and the plain simple reality will take place, you see.  And that’s what he did.  His journey toward Jerusalem and Golgotha was covered with these things which would have been in pageantry before, revealed in pageantry, but with him revealed in reality of life.  And this is what he was talking about when he said, “This is the Way.  I am the Way.  Follow me.”  Follow what I have shown you, follow what I have told to you; receive that Light through me which I came to reveal.  Does that answer your question, Dufford?


Q:  Yeah.  Well now, does that mean that he is, his path that he sort of carved or set, now that’s obviously the easiest one; but there still would be, might be others?  This is just a question, I guess … be asking it.  There still would be—the others would be there, but his would be the strongest to follow and the easiest to follow.


Well, because he brought this path into existence and projected it out as the Way for that coming time, therefore it—and due to the fact that he lived every act of it, it, because he was designated as the Messiah, and he took on the Christ and brought it to earth, you see.  So this was a mission of the Father which he took on, and with His Authority and where he said that “The Father gave unto me the Word, and I give it unto thee.”  So you see he was commissioning directly from the Father to us the Word; and in following the initiations he therefore projected for mankind on this planet.


Q:  So this is it now.


That’s right.  Yes.


Q:  So this is why in this Age they’re still trying to follow the pattern of an older Age and are having such a hard time.


That’s right.  That’s right.


Q:  It’s almost dead end then.


Pretty close to that.


Q:  Would you say these superseded all of the other paths that have been shown?


He reinstated.  This is—these initiations are not changed.  There is certain things added to them and certain things purified, I would say.  Not modified; purified.  Because it’s harder to live a distinct initiation consciously than it would be to take it on a more or less unconscious level, you see.


There are certain groups and certain schools that go through these, but it may take four or five lifetimes to go through one initiation.  But they’ll get through if the person has any willingness at all.  But there isn’t the distinct action there, conscious action, the willful acceptance, you see, to that particular experience.  And therefore there isn’t the greatest grace.


The reason the grace comes to us as it does is because we enact it, live it right down the line, morning, noon and night.  Oh, I know, we have chopped it down and all that sort of thing.  But that’s because we have to be kept at that level until it becomes part of you. And when it becomes part of you, then we can forget you and you’ll go right on doing. Yes? Who was it—somebody stuck up a hand. Oh, I saw somebody’s foot wiggle over there.  It thought it was somebody raising their hand. (laughter) Yes.


Q:  It says in philosophy that there are many paths but just one Way. 


That’s right.


Q:  Well, now it seems even maybe that the paths are getting short and quicker to joining right on that One Way.  But this is something that – aren’t the paths even disappearing?


No, the paths are there, but we must remember that a lot of the paths, a lot of the organizations, churches, mystic orders, various church orders and so forth, many of these things are racial religions or racial teachings.  They’re for a purpose.  They’re what we call—that is, they used to call them—and we don’t talk too much about them any more.  If you want something to disappear you don’t talk about it, you see.


They are race religions and they had a purpose and there was a need for them, but that need has been pretty nearly fulfilled, and therefore it will not be too long before they will no longer have a need in the world, and they will be supplemented by the enlargement, reeducation and coming into a greater uniformity—in groups.  There will probably be certain groups that will come together first, certain churches that will come together first, and then certain other ones.  And there’ll be—the numbers of them will be cut down and then those groups will get together and this group will get together and they’ll be cut down again, until you come into a unity, a one group.  They may not have total unity but they will work one with another, you see.  Yes?


Q:  I was looking at this that you used to teach, with the temple, the arrangement of the temple.




Q:  The falling of the second veil of the temple.  This brought the then race religions of the world, which would be in your outer court there, up into the—up in closer to the holy of holies.


Yes closer, but not there.


Q:  Closer.  So that as this took place, the entire structure of the world itself changed.  And as this dissolves, as this framework of things dissolves, the way that they have always been working, one with the other, one against the other, or whatever—as these walls and separations dissolve them-selves, then you’re going to have just the one temple.


Yeah, yeah.  Let me put it this way, excuse me.  Let me put it this way.  There is the law of adhesion and cohesion.  Now there’s—excuse me for doing this, but—there’s an example of the difference about talking about something with just words, or power-force-energy!  There is the law of adhesion and cohesion.  I explained everything that he said; you see?  Yes?


Q:  No, I wasn’t …


There is the law of adhesion and cohesion.  If you understand these two words you know what, the whole works that he was talking about and why it happened.  Now, you can’t do this with literal words, that is, descriptive English doesn’t do it.  But when you do it with power, force and energy, it does do it, and it describes it perfectly because it describes its actions, you see.  We have to use a few words with it, but in some ways if you make it structurally right, but you convey immediately.


If I say cause and effect, there’s a big plus sign or minus sign pops up on the register, you see, and this is it.  It don’t make any difference what it is, what you’re talking about, what you’re thinking of, what you’re referring to, in any way, shape or form, whether it’s in this age or twenty thousand years ago.  Plus and minus describes cause and effect.


Yes, go ahead.  You didn’t finish yours; I’m sorry.  Alright.


Q:  Now we’re talking about radiation, from people, and right now, now if you’re talking about the path, like there’d be a path from a man where he is inward … to the Father in the raising up of vibration, like the path of initiation …(?)…


Don’t mistake this word “inward”.  This is another thing that has put a lot of “bushwah” in the way.  You’re talking about—use the word “inward” in a— Now I’m not saying that you mean this wrongly.  I’m saying that you’re using it with a wrong connotation, in according to what I see.  When you talk about going inward, you’re talking about raising in vibration to the point of the Self and soul.  Yes, but that doesn’t describe it, does it?


Q:  What, the words “going inward”?




Q:  (Inaudible)


Well, that’s because you already know it.  Alright.  If you’re going to project something, then speak about it so all people know it, then you’ll change the mass mind.


Q:  So you’d say going inside?


Rising upward.  You see?


Q:  Rising upward.  Well, what I was going to ask is right now, she’s talking about paths.




Q:  Couldn’t you say that—alright, we’re a catholic order, so do we say that this path is a catholic path or Holy Order of Mans path?  What I’m getting at is—


Well, it’s according to how you, what connotation you put to the word “catholic”.  If you used it in its true sense, you’d say, “Yes; because it’s universal.”


Q:  Well, what I was going to ask is this.  We say that you can … to a person.  A person comes to me and, you know, a public student, and you’d say you can attain or go upward in vibration, and you can attain this through any path that will lead to the Way. 


Well, talking about radiations of people, and a group of this people, their radiations, right now it appears to me that this path that we are on, through the Way, whatever you want to call it—Holy Order of Mans or catholic—is now easiest, speaking in a practical way, because I see so many people who are radiating so strongly on this path.  Well now, it seems to me that in another religion until somebody—I don’t know if it would be from our group or from somewhere, with the reality—lives in that religion and we would teach this, but it would be easier now to reach the Way through this path because of the way we are setting the path we are on.


Yes, but you see what we’re up to is to change the mass mind of that other organization.  Not change it but add to it.  Correct it.


Q:  Wouldn’t that take people with a strong radiation, living that religion?




Q:  Carving that path for them, for reaffirming it.


Yeah.  That’s why the more you are conscious that you are sending out this—of course, the hippie had it, your “vibes”.  (laughter)  It’s true.  But it didn’t strike a note with the other people.  You can say “the radiation of a person’s being”, and of course a colloquial “churchianityist” could accept that.  A new word, put that one down.


There is the difference in—a word may be perfectly correct, but due to colloquial use carries a connotation which misinforms the other person.  For instance, you walk up to the average individual and say, “I’m catholic”; that’s perfectly true.  You are, because this is a universal thing, a universal school, an order.  But the first thing he thinks of is Roman Catholic, not even Greek Catholic or Nestorian or anything else.  So you have to be careful with this word too, you see.  Yes?


Q:  Now if I’m to understand right, we’re not a path; we are the way.


That’s right.


Q:  We’re not a path to it.  We may go out and work with others to raise them up in the path to the Way.


That’s right.


Q:  The Holy Order of Mans is the way.


Q:  What’s our path then?  Do we have to have a path to get to that Way?  To start to…?


Not when you are.


Q:  This is again what we were saying, that the way that you—the things that you did in the world that led you to the Holy Order of Mans was your path. That was the path that you followed to come unto the way.  Once a person has walked to the front door of the Holy Order of Mans, he’s put his foot on the way.  When he’s endeavoring to become conscious of the reality, he has found the way.  He is here now.  But things that he did in the world that led him to that point, that was his path, that led to the way through which he can come to the attainment of that reality.


You see, we have no quarrel with Buddhists or any of these people, because many of the teachings of Buddha was the same as Jesus, and we work with them and we associate with them.  We associate with Sufis.  The Sufis just wrote me last week and asked—one boy, I’ve got to talk to him a little more, wants to come over and project the work that Dr. Sam used to give in the, from the Hebrew Bible.  And he wants to associate with us.


Well, we made a contact, of course, during this Christmas eve communion.  Things happened that were more universal than what you probably know.  And we’re working through these things.  There are many people that have come to us and been the ties from other organizations to us. And they have carried their message, in the form of a tie, and then went their way.  They took whatever path that they were going to take to try to go ahead with.  For some reason they couldn’t stay.  Now, I’m not saying it was right, I’m not saying it was right for them to do this, but I’m saying that this is what happened.


So we have no quarrel with any other religion or any faith, but we do have to keep in mind what we’re doing and how important it is that we learn to think this way so that our actions and the trail we leave behind us, the trail we leave behind us, will be sufficient and strong and in the right direction; and the right methods and procedures will be used that will lead people directly to the Christ and to the Light, that the same process and method of illumination will work.


Now this same thing happens in realization, that sometimes people get a little slovenly with some of these things and they don’t work with them.  Well, keep right after them just as if they’d never had ’em.  It is important that a person not only receive the Light, but nurture it.


You remember in the old moon service where it says—I think it’s the moon service or solstice service—it speaks about the twelve loaves of bread that were ground—grown, ground and nurtured by man?  Well, this is the same thing.  You receive it, then you’ve got to take care of it.  You’ve got to preserve it and increase its strength and life.  You’ve got to give it consideration, and not reach for something else until you’re able to take care of what you’ve got.  You’ll get the something else just as quick as you can handle what you’ve got, rightly.  Yes, Josephine.


Q:  You could say that what’s different between a path and a way would be like a religion and a holy order.


That’s right.


Q:  We couldn’t be a path, because we are a holy order.


That’s right.  All you’ve got to think about, if you want to graphically think about it, is to take the time that Jesus came on earth and passed through the initiations and what he, how he lived while he was here, what he did, what he taught, and the ancient teachings:  and this is the Way, the thing that he produced, that he projected.  This is the Way.  He said, “I am the Way.”


Now, this has been worked on, and now we’re going to go ahead with that.  But now he is Lord of the earth and we’re going to have to have somebody to project for this next two thousand years.  So with much deliberation and great length of debate, and so forth, we took this job on, you know?  And so now we project as we live and work with this, with the consciousness of what we are doing.  And the reality of what we’re doing is laying down the way for Jesus, the Lord of the earth, for this next two thousand years, you see.  Well, I say two thousand; you know time is—we don’t know what it is, but it’s there.  Yes?


Q:  (inaudible)


He wasn’t two thousand, he wasn’t Lord of the earth two thousand years.  The Piscean age did not take possession of the earth right after ascending to the Father.


Q:  (inaudible; perhaps referring to Isis?)


Did you ever try to take something away from a woman?  (laughter) Oh, that’s a nasty remark; I apologize, ladies.


Q:  Oh, that’s the first question I was going to—


Well, all through, if you go back, and the, you know, historical, history of nations and peoples and races, you will find that it is referred to…


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