I am trying to understand "...and to sustain conscious shocks and voluntary sufferings within superior octaves."
an example defining a conscious shock is "... no process of change can occur without a special shock.... Thus, in order to transform ourselves into humans made in the image and likeness of Elohim, we need a shock, that is, the hidden, esoteric knowledge... and he or she could not become resurrected without a special shock. They need to descend, go down to the infernal worlds, to the Ninth Sphere, to disintegrate the demons of the dark moon. "
an example of a definition of sustain is from this post " The inhabitant of the body is the consciousness..." "...It is necessary to know that humanity lives with its consciousness asleep... When we come to the conclusion that the entire world lives asleep, then we comprehend the necessity of awakening" "...Many conflate temporary spiritual experiences with permanent realization. It is easy to initiate such states, but difficult to sustain and establish them in a lasting way...." " We lose awareness because of thoughts, feelings, sensations. While our psyche is distracted, our body goes through all of its motions mechanically. at any instant they could lose it all." "...transmutation is very important, If you skip days, you lose momentum and strength to sustain awakening... Master Samael said, “I found in the internal planes, the guardian of the temple who stopped me when I was entering the temple, the Gnostic Church, who said to me... you are stagnant... Because you forgot your mother... And he remembered, “Honor mother and father.” Thus, he started meditating on his Divine Mother and she started helping him in the annihilation of the ego. At that time, he had awakened some 60-70% of consciousness, but had become stagnate, since the ego was alive, and the only one that could disintegrate that ego was the Divine Mother...What happened to Gurdjieff, who awoke a lot, was that he pronounced himself against the Divine Mother, and that is why he became stagnated. Thus, this is good to know and to remember. "
and a definition example of octave is "...DO-RE-MI-FA-SOL-LA-SI-DO...with all their voice, sing... Each delicious symphony of the ineffable cosmos, each note... is the living incarnation of the Word... The seven notes of the musical scale are the foundation of all creation. The process of creating a new being (the true human being) is performed within the laws of the musical octaves. If we transmute the creative energy, we initiate a new octave in the Ethereal World, whose outcome is the birth of To-Soma-Puchicon (the wedding garment of the soul). We can consciously penetrate all of the departments of the Kingdom with this vehicle." "..."Sublimation or transmutation (in the Gnostic tradition) takes the base material of the sperm or ovum and elevates it to the mind in the form of energy. This is with the purpose of transmuting our desires, instincts, animal impulses, or egotistical drives into a more elevated spiritual ethic, culture, dispensation, and way of being. Therefore, what was once animal in us is transformed and made into something holy, sublime... You can expand and strengthen the consciousness to such a degree that it is awakened in the sixth dimension. In that world, there is no ego... It is a world as real as the physical world but vibrates at a level of nature that ego cannot enter. And beyond that, is the seventh dimension... And that is a world of such elevated nature, it is incomprehensible to us."