Can one ease one's way into the arcanum AZF? I realize once you walk the path of AZF you can't turn back else you will turn into a pillar of salt like Lot's wife and it would be like trying to ride a bike forwards and backwards at the same time. However when one gets a wife before they embark on the Great work of sexual magick there are many beautiful intimate things a man would want to do with his priestess which may include spilling the cup of hermes. I've already spilled the cup of hermes thousands of times in my life before I heard of this Arcanum AZF so whats just a few more times to enjoy beautiful union with my wife for a short period of time – maybe a week or so, or at very most a month that way I don't have to go the rest of my entire life with a nagging mind thinking “gee how I would love to do this beautiful intimate act with my wife and how I would like to try such and such with her”. Then after I got my desires finished with her then we will abstain from sex for about a month or so to accumalte fire and the christic seed and then start the path of the razors edge – the path of no return. After all, it is gnosis and one must find this truth for themselves not through dogma. Also I know you folks preach about getting rid of desire but is that really truthful? If that is so why would one burn incense in their house and listen to relaxing classical music and have beautiful flowers in their house and get massages, and why does Samael Aun Weor talk about being in “ecstasy” listening to the Angel singing in the Jinn state temple. I think the Arcanum AZF, the path of the razors edge is a good workable system which I will follow eventually so I can escape from samsara. But lets be realistic, if there was no desire we would marry an unattractive wife and there would be no beauty or art in this world, no desire for health or well being. Without desire you might as well stay in a dark closet all day until you die of starvation. I read Samael Aun Weor and I separate the wheat from the chaff. I don't believe everything he says like we should only listen to classical music -there is a lot of other beautiful music besides that. I have a mind of my own and don't blindly follow this man who gained his teachings from Krum-Heller. I don't blindly follow any one. The true gnostic must arrive at this knowledge through gnosis. Still I do like to weigh your opinions in my mind and reflect on them because I have the humility to realize I may not be right in everything. Also I don't know if I trust the bible for answers since it is a book that states you should not suffer a witch to live so I can't rely on a book of corruption for answers. So yeah if I ever get a wife I think I will fornicate with her in mutual joy for about a week or a month at most – and then enter the path of the razors edge. And Samael Aun Weor ain't right in everything - after all this fellow did say that at the end of the 20th century science would be able to read the akashic records.