“The Gnostic Pentagram is the human figure (Damuth Adam דמות אדם) with four limbs, and one single apex which is the head. The sign of the Pentagram is also called the sign of the Microcosm. It represents what the Kabbalist Rabbis of the book Zohar call the Microprosopus.” - The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
Today, we are going to explain the mysterious Tetragrammaton, which is found written around the Microprosopus, and as the kabbalistic Hebrew Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה, upon the right arm of the flaming star. This, in order for us to understand how this Tetragrammaton is related with the four elements, and how it develops in the human being, called Adam אדם in Kabbalah, which is found written upon the left arm of the flaming star. For this it is necessary that we explain the words, Adam אדם, and Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה.
Here in this second graphic, we see the Tetragrammaton at the top: Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה. In the bottom, written in Hebrew letters, we find:
בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
Berashith Bera Elohim Ath HaShamayim Ve’Ath Haaretz
Literally translated as, “The beginning created the Elohim, Ath the heavens and Ath the earth.”
Observe the Hebrew word Berashith בראשית, which is the first word at the right of these Hebrew letters; from this word, we took the letter Resh ר, and we wrote Resh ראש, as you see in the middle of this graphic. Rosh ראש is a Hebrew word that means, “head.” It is curious to see that the word Esh אש (“fire”) is written after that letter Resh ר. This Esh אש has the numerical value of four: Aleph = 1, Shin = 300, 300 + 1 = 301 = 4. So, here we find the famous Tetragrammaton within the word Rosh ראש (“head”), the same letter Resh. This Esh אש (“fire”) or Tetragrammaton allows us to see the other five Hebrew letters of Berashith בראשית within that letter Resh ר.
Observe that with those other five letters of Berashith, we can form the word Shabbatai שבתאי, which is the Hebrew word for Saturn. In other words, we can clearly see here that Shabbatai שבתאי created אלהים Elohim, Ath Ha’Shamayam Ve’Ath Haaretz. Master Samael stated:
“The fourth degree of power of fire converts us into Arhats. The Mental Body (Netzach) also has its medulla and its serpent. The ascent of the Kundalini of the mind is achieved with the merits of the heart. We have spoken about the mind in Capricorn (from caper goat + cornu horn) because (the goat) is in the house of Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, and in such a planet live the green Hierarchies that gave humans the Mental Body. Capricorn, (the horned goat) is the door of heaven because it is in the house of Saturn.” - Practical Astrology by Samael Aun Weor
When climbing the four lower Sephiroth from Malkuth to Yesod, Hod and Netzach, that relate to physical, vital, astral and mental bodies—in other words, from the first, second and third degree of fire to the fourth degree of power— the Sephirah Netzach, the mind, in the world of Yetzirah, receives the name of Elohim אלהים. The Sephiroth Malkuth, Yesod, Hod and Netzach, relate to the kingdom of Jehovah Elohim יהוה אלהים, Binah, whose center of gravity is in the waters of Yesod.
Binah is ruled by Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, we have an atom of Binah in the pineal gland, the door of heaven, which in the Male Goat of Mendes is represented with a torch upon a horned goat head (letter Shin ש). The two horns of the goat (as well as those of Moses) relates to Binah בינה and Chokmah חכמה. Binah relates to the left hemisphere of the brain and Chokmah-Uranos to Aquarius, the right hemisphere of the brain. They form the Tetragrammaton of Esh אש (“fire”) in our Rosh ראש “head.” This is why the name Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה, the Tetragrammaton, relates to Chokmah and Binah in the world of Atziluth. Above them in the torch or pineal gland is Kether, the crown, ruled by Neptune, the superior waters of Chaos; in other words, Pisces, the fluid emanations of the Theomertmalogos, the Christonic substance of the Solar Logos. This is why it is written:
“And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat (letter Shin ש), and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into (Bamidbar במדבר) the wilderness (the fourth book of Moses): And the goat (the leviathan לויתן) shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat (the levithanin לויתנין, or crocodile תנין tanin of Levi לוי) in the wilderness (Bamidbar-Netzach במדבר)." - Leviticus 16: 21, 22
The Logos is the word, this is is why we also have that mysterious word Ath את, Aleph-Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Aleph 1 + Tav 400 = 401 = 5, which of course is the Microprosopus. Ath את, Aleph-Tav, encapsulates all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. If we kabbalistically add together the numbers of these 22, once again we find 4. This is very interesting, very important; the numbers 4 + 5 = 9 and relate to Ath את, which symbolizes Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון, the Macroprosopus, Arik Anpin in heaven and Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון, the Microprosopus, Seir Anpin on earth. The two of them relate to the famous יהוה Tetragrammaton, in Chokmah-Uranos and Binah-Saturn in Atziluth. Chokmah and Binah are emanations of Kether-Neptune, the waters of Aelohim, the Chaos.
As we see in the third graphic, “Chaos-Gae, Eros, the Greek Trinity, invites us to reflect.” - Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
According to Greek mythology, Saturn-Cronos took his power from Uranos, because in Atziluth Chokmah is Jehovah יהוה and Binah is Jehovah Elohim יהוה אלהים. Since, in Briah, the manifested universe, in heaven and on earth, Binah-Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn and his wife Rhea, the Shekinah, created the manifested Elohim, that is, Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון, the six lower sephiroth from Chesed to Yesod, in their image according to their likeness, namely, the Gods, Jupiter Neptune, Pluto, Juno, Ceres and Vesta.
In the book Treatise of Sexual Alchemy, Samael Aun Weor wrote:
“The earth is transmuted into water, the water into air, and the air into fire. Prithvi is transmuted into Apas, Apas evaporates into Vayu, and Vayu transforms itself into Tejas. All of these Tattvic transmutations are based on the Chaos, in other words, on the semen of Nature, on the Christonic substance of the Solar Logos.” - Samael Aun Weor
With this explanation of the Master Samael Aun Weor, we clearly see the Chaos of Greek mythology is indeed related with the Ain Soph Aur, the Solar Absolute, which is related with fire. On the right side of that mysterious graphic called Magnum Chaos, we see Gaea, or Gaia, the Mother Earth and with her, Eros, Cupid. This Eros is the same Anael, the prince of the Astral Light. So, Eros-Anael is represented in this trinity, and this brings to our mind the Absolute Abstract Space. We know that within the Absolute Abstract Space, we find the four elements that we name the Tetragrammaton. Master Samael Aun Weor very clearly explains that, within the atom of the Ain Soph, which is the primordial matter, the Mother Earth, substance, are the three primary forces: Kether-Chokmah-Binah, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, or the three primary letters of the Hebrew alphabet, or better said, the three mother letters. They are called the three mother letters because they are within the Ain Soph, the unmanifested matter, mother, earth. These three letters are Aleph, Shin and Mem.
Ashem אשם is a word formed by these three mother letters, and which has the curious translation of, “the accusor, or the guilty one, the origin of creation.” These three primary letters, together with the Ain Soph are what we call the unmanifested Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה, the Tetragrammaton, which is the representation or symbol of the four elements in equilibrium. The Ain Soph is the Earth, the primordial substance; Aleph is air; Shin is fire; and Mem is water. Behold here the four elements within the Abstract Absolute Space, in complete balance. That is why, when we name the Tetragrammaton, we are pointing at this truth. That is why the Microprosopus is a very strong symbol, very powerful, and one which we have to understand.
In the fourth graphic, we find the word Adam written in Hebrew, atop female and male bodies; next to this, we find the kabbalistic head of Adam Kadmon. The name Adam Kadmon Sheni means, “the other ancient Adam or the primordial Adam.” Adam Kadmon Sheni אדם קדמון שני, Sheni שני means, “the other,” or, “the second.” With this word Sheni שני, we are referring to the female. Often, when people talk about Kabbalah, they think that Adam Kadmon is a male. But, that is not the case. Adam Kadmon is an androgynous entity, a male-female symbol, which symbolizes the head. This head is itself symbolized by the three primary forces of the first triangle of the Tree of Life, Kether-Chokmah-Binah, which emanated from the Ain Soph, the unmanifested Mother. When those forces appear in the head, then we find Kether, which is the crown on top of the head. Next, we find Chokmah, which represents the right hemisphere of the brain, and then Binah, which is the left hemisphere of the brain.
This head is always depicted with the neck present. This neck is where we find the mysterious Sephirah Daath, which is represented by Father and Mother, which in Kabbalah are Abba and Aima-Elohim. In this Sephirah we find the second aspect of the Divine Mother, the manifested Mother, which manifests through the Word. Remember that the larynx of Adam Kadmon is a feminine uterus, within which Ath את, the Word, the Logos is gestated. The Word itself is Logos, in Greek. Remember that everything that was written in the book of Genesis, is from the Logos, the throat, the Word Ath את.
The Logos, the three primary forces–Kether-Chokmah-Binah–express themselves through Rhea, the feminine throat as the Word. Here you see how these three primary forces show the feminine aspect of Briah, creation, through the throat. This is what we call, Adam Kadmon Sheni. Why are we naming Adam Kadmon Sheni? It is because Adam Kadmon Sheni is Arik Anpin, in Aramaic, which means “the big face.” This big face is the Logos that manifests יהוה, the Tetragrammaton, through the throat. This big face is the one that talks and in the book of Genesis said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” But, remember, Abba אב and Aima אימא Elohim אלהים are the masculine-feminine force of God and Goddess manifested through the throat saying: “Let us make Adam (Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון) in our image, after our likeness.” Abba אב and Aima אימא Elohim אלהים in the throat make light with the Esh אש (“fire”) of יהוה that is hidden within the head of Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון.
The exorcism of fire relates to three Genii: Michael, Samael and Anael (who is the same Eros of the Greek trinity). Michael is the Genie that represents the sun and the lightning in the atmosphere; Samael is that fire that erupts from volcanoes, the same force which causes earthquakes; Anael is the Latin Lucifer, the prince of the astral light, which is in the heavens. If you observe these three Genii as they relate with our physicality, we find that Michael is above the head, the Solar Absolute, representing the Ain Soph Aur; Samael is below, in Yesod, the sexual fire, and Anael, the angel of love is in the heart; in the body, these three fires are what in Taoism are called Shen, Chi and Jing. That is why the exorcism of fire says:
“Michael, Genie of the Sun and lightning; Samael, king of volcanoes and earthquakes; Anael, prince of the Astral Light! Assist us in the name of the Christ, by the power of the Christ, in the Majesty of Christ!”
That fire is from above, which descends from Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון, like the power of the Solar Absolute into our three brains.
Now, let us continue with this mysterious Adam אדם, whose name is written on the left arm of the pentagram. If you add together the numerical value of the letters of the word Adam; א Aleph = 1, ד Daleth = 4, and ם Mem = 40, together that is 40 + 4 + 1 = 45, 4 + 5 = 9. The number 9 is very important; in Kabbalah, we study the 72 names of Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון manifested through the kingdom of Jehovah Elohim, Binah-Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn in Yesod. As you see in the graphic; Iod = 10, Iod-Hei = 10 + 5 = 15, Iod-Hei-Vav = 15 + 6 = 21, and Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei = 21 + 5 = 26. 10 + 15 + 21 + 26 = 72, 7 + 2 = 9. That is why the word Adam אדם has the value of 9, and this is because Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון represents the Macroprosopus, the “big face.” Alternatively, when we observe the Tree of Life, we see that it is comprised of four worlds: Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah and Assiah. To each of these worlds we can attribute one letter of the Holy Name of God: Iod to Atziluth; Hei to Briah; Vav to Yetzirah; and Hei to Assiah, which add to 26, which add to 8, the Infinitude that sustains everything through the number 9 that relates to Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון, the macrocosm, the “big face.” These four worlds are based on Chaos, the primordial essence, or in other words, on Tejas, Vayu, Apas and Prithvi, which are found within the Akash, the semen of Nature that contains the Christonic substance of the Solar Absolute and Gaea, the prima matter, along with the erotic principle of Lucifer; here again we see the Trinity of Greek mythology.
The number 9 is related with the 9th sphere, Yesod, a word which in kabbalistic letters has a numerical value of 8. 8 is the symbol of infinitude. That is why, when we talk about the infinite, we imagine the brain, the sex and the heart of Adam Kadmon אדם קדמון, because that force of creation resides in Yesod, which is the power that creates.
When we talk about Yesod, we talk about the element water; and, when we talk about the element water, we are talking about Adam אדם, who is represented in Yesod as water. Chaiah (“life”) emerges when the waters of the head and genitalia of man and woman, the four rivers of Eden, join as one through the waters of Yesod, sex. This is why it is written:
“Hear, (12 tribes, zodiac signs, archetypes of) Israel: Jehovah יהוה our Elohim אלהים is Jehovah יהוה, Echad אחד, one (in Yesod, sex)” - Deuteronomy 6: 4
Hear Israel: Jehovah our Elohim is Jehovah Echad. The word Echad has a kabbalistic value of 13; Aleph = 1, Chet = 8, Daleth = 4, 1 + 8 + 4 = 13, this number relates to the thirteen Attributes of Mercy, that the 12 children, the zodiacal signs, the archetypes of Jacob inherit; in other words, Jacob is 1, plus the 12 of the Congregation of Israel, inherit from above. 13 is always attributed to Kether. 1 + 3 = 4, יהוה the Tetragrammaton.
So, that is why the words that is, Adam אדם and Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה are written on top of the pentagram, on the left and right arms of the Microprosopus, because they relate to the Macroprosopus; or, as we say, the Microcosm is the expression of the Macrocosm.
So, this is the beauty of this star, this pentagram that has to be explained esoterically, in order for us to understand why Adam is written on one arm and Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei on the other arm of the Microprosopus, because they enclose the mystery of Adam, a mystery that we must understand. The letter Aleph, which is air, represents the two waters, the two Iods, the head and the sex, united by the letter Vav, which represents the spinal medulla. That is why the letter Aleph is in the word Adam.
The letter Mem, which is related with Yesod, means “waters.” But, the word Adam is written with final Mem, which is closed, unlike the normal Mem, which is open. Why is it closed? Because it symbolizes the fact that this is a closed loop; those waters circulate from the top to the bottom and back again, and never leave the forces, the system of Adam Kadmon.
In the middle of the word Adam is the letter Daleth. The letter Daleth encloses the Tetragrammaton, the four elements, the four letters of the name of God. That is why, in the book of Zohar, they state that when you pronounce the word Echad (which means “one”), you have to pronounce the letter Daleth with a greater emphasis than the other letters of the word. This is because the word Echad has the numerical value of 4, and Daleth synthesizes that firmament that has to emerge within us. In other words, we have to have, to create the 4 solar bodies: the physical, astral, mental and causal bodies. These are the four, which are the mystery of Adam. The letter Daleth is also related with Daath and Yesod, because, between Daath and Yesod, we find the Tree of Knowledge. Yesod contains the roots of the Tree of Knowledge, and Daath contains the canopy, the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. This is very important to grasp, in order to understand the esoteric movements of the Microprosopus, the esoteric movements that the Gnostics perform in order to form the star of 5 points, which is the representation of the 5 aspects of the Divine Mother Kundalini.
In order to understand this better, let us look at this mysterious graphic, which shows us the Microprosopus in heaven. In this graphic, we see how this symbol is moving; this movement represents the forces of the Solar Absolute, the fire. Isn’t it beautiful? Let us recite the exorcism of fire.
“Michael, Genie of the Sun and lightning; Samael, king of volcanoes and earthquakes; Anael, prince of the Astral Light!”
With this exorcism, we invoke the forces of these three Genii, and they emerge from the Solar Absolute, because the Solar Absolute is fire and light. This is why Master Aberamentho, the great Paramarthasatya said:
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one (Echad אחד); as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one (Echad אחד) in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one (Echad אחד), even as we are one (Echad אחד): I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one (Echad אחד); and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation (Yesod יסוד) of the world. O righteous Father, the (wicked) world hath not known thee: but I have known thee (in Daath דעת), and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” - John 17: 17-26
About beholding the glory, which the Father has given to Christ, brings to our mind the book of Ezekiel. Certainly, Ezekiel explains, in a very cryptic manner, how he saw the glory of Christ, the Tetragrammaton, or better said, the Microprosopus. He said:
“Once upon a time, the word Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה-דבר came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Sheddim שדים by the river Chebar; and the (Iod יד) hand of יהוה was there upon him. And I looked, and, behold, a tempestous spirit סערה רוח (Ruach Sah-Arh) came out of the north (the head, the pineal gland, from where all those forces descend), a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber (symbol of the Kether, Chokmah, Binah), out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness (Damuth דמות) of four (Chaioth חיות) animals. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness (figure) of Adam (Damuth Adam דמות אדם). And every one (Ehath אחת) had four faces, and every one (Ehath אחת) had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the (Kaf, כ) sole of their feet was like the (Kaf, כף) sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.” - Ezekiel 1: 3-7
This is how Ezekiel saw the four elements, descending from above to below. This is precisely why we always associate this descending from above to below with the exorcism of the air. It is very interesting to note that the word air in Latin is aeris, which, if you switch the E and place it before the S, you find the sign of Aries. It is very important to understand this association, because we are bringing that fire through the air, Aries, which is fire. Fire, in Hebrew, is written with Aleph-Shin, Esh; Aleph symbolizes air and Shin symbolizes fire. Isn’t this interesting?
Behold the twelve tribes of Israel in the narrow - Tzar צר - waters - Mayim מים - or Mitzrahim מצרים "Egypt", Malkuth, our Physicality
When we perform the exorcism of air, we read in Latin:
Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas, et inspiravit in faciem hominis spiraculum vitae. Sit Michael dux meus, et Sabtabiel servus meus, in luce et per lucem. Fiat verbum halitus meus; et imperabo spiritibus aeris hujus, et refraenabo equos solis voluntate cordis mei, et cogitatione mentis meae et nutu oculi dextri. Exorciso igitur te, creatura aeris, per Pentagrammaton et in nomine Tetragrammaton, in quibus sunt volunta firma et fides recta. Amen. Sela, fiat. So be it.
The Spirit of God hovered above the waters and breathed into the face of man the breath of life. Be Michael my leader, and Sabtabiel my servant, in and by the light. May my breath become a word, and I will rule the spirits of this creature of air; I will curb the steeds of the sun by the Will of my heart, by the thought of my mind, and by the apple of the right eye. Therefore I do exorcise thee, creature of air, by Pentagrammaton, and in the name Tetragrammaton, wherein are firm Will and true faith. Amen. Sela: Fiat. So be it.
Michael "מי כאל" means, “who is like God”; Michael is the king of fire, the king of the Sun and lightning. Sabtabiel is Shabbath-Abi-El, Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, our Abbi-El אבי-אל , father God, the Genie of Shabbatai (שבתאי)-Saturn in Yesod. Abbi-El אבי-אל means “my Father-God,”; in Daath, Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, is Binah, the father of El אל, which is Chesed, our Inner God.
Michael and Sabtabiel are named in the powerful exorcism of the air. But, do you realize that these names, Michael and Shabbath-Abi-El, are the two forces that here below in Taoism are named Yin and Yang, and in Hinduism Ida and Pingala? They are those forces that have to rise, as spirit, into Rhea, our throat, in order for our word to emerge from our breath; this, in order for us to command the spirits of the air, and to “refreaenabo” which means to curb the “equos,” the steeds, horses. This word Equos is very interesting, because if you replace the letter E with A, we find the word Aquos, water. Which reminds us that the Equos were created by Neptune, the king of the Aqua of the ocean.
The exorcism of Air relates with all of the forces that come from above, from our head, and that descend into our Aqua or Eve, our genitalia. Thus, we must curb, control the Equos or animal sexual forces, in order to raise them again as the superior Aqua of the Air, Aquarius, towards our throat, in order for our throat to thunder with the fiery lightning of the word through this exorcism. As we always say, Adam is represented by the brain, whether we are female or male; the brain is always Adam. Through Adam Kadmon, the forces of Esh אש, fire, descend into our sex, and if we elevate those forces, then we make the firmament, which is Daleth, the four solar bodies that we need to create, according to the Tetragrammaton, in order for us to create the true Adam or Adam Ha’Rishonאדם הראשון, in the sixth day of Genesis.
The fire, Esh אש or יהוה, descends from the sign of Aries, which is the first sign of the Zodiac, which rules the head. If you observe the graphic of the Macroprosopus, the four elements of Ezekiel, remember that the first movement that we have to do, when forming the microcosmic star, is to raise our hands to the top of our head. With this action we form the first triangle of the Tree of Life, which is Adam Kadmon, represented by Kether-Chokmah-Binah, and Daath in the throat.
“For יהוה thy Elohim אלהים is a consuming Esh אש (fire).” - Deuteronomy 4: 24
This Esh אש (“fire”), is what we call Echad, the unity. That is why Adam has the letter Daleth in the middle, because that unity is the unity of the four elements of Alchemy. As Ezekiel says:
“And they had the hands of Adam”
Hand, in Hebrew, is Yod, Iod-Daleth; Iod = 10, Daleth = 4, 10 + 4 = 14, 1 + 4 = 5. 5 fingers. When we elevate our two hands to the top of our head when performing the microcosmic star, we have the number 10, the tenth letter Iod, because with both hands we have 10 digits, and those digits are the 10 Sephiroth of Adam Kadmon in Atziluth. This is why it is also a representation of Kether, because Kether represents the first letter, the Iod, of the sacred name Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה.
“And they had the hands of Adam under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of Adam אדם, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. - Ezekiel 1: 8-11
The former passage shows us how to unite the wings of each animal: two above, which form the first head, the head of the Tetragrammaton, which is related with the air, and with fire. That is why we find in the sign of Aries, in this painting of Johfra, the magician making the letter Aleph; one Yod (hand) below, and the other Yod (hand) above, united by the spinal medulla. This is how we understand how the air and the fire are together.
After we form the first triangle, we then perform the second movement of the star, which is, we lower our hands to the level of the throat, in order to demonstrate that the trinity is the origin of the duality of Daath. Here we find the words Chaioth Ha Kadosh, a Hebrew phrase which in English means, “the sacred animals.” Below this, we find the word Shtáyim, which means “two” in Hebrew. The number 2 is directly related with Venus, with Taurus. Here we see on the left side of this graphic, the symbol of Taurus, where Aries is defeated by the love of Venus. Flying in the air is Cupid, Eros, Anael, prince of the Astral Light. These are beautiful symbols.
Why did we write Shtáyim שתיים in Hebrew? Because, if you add together the value of the letters, they have the value of 13, and 1 + 3 = 4. That means that in the throat we have the sacred expression of the Tetragrammaton, through Rhea, the feminine throat of the cow, Aleph אלף the head of the cow פרה of Taurus. Here, in this lecture, I am talking to you with the use of my Aleph אלף, the head of the cow, the feminine throat; there is where the word is gestated.
“And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit (Aleph אלף, air) was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. As for the likeness (Damuth דמות) of the (Chaioth חיות) animals, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the אש Esh, fire, went forth lightning.” - Ezekiel 1: 12-13
It is also written:
נעשה אדם בצלמנו כדמותנו
Na’aseh Adam Betzalmenu Kidmutenu
Let us make Adam in our image as our likeness
“The cerebrospinal fluid and the semen are the two poles of the sexual energy. The angel has the two poles upwards, towards his head. The common and current human beings and the demons have one pole upward and the other downward. They form the brain with one pole, and they fornicate (orgasm) with the other pole.” - Samael Aun Weor
The cerebrospinal fluid carries the image (Tzalem צלם) and the semen carries the likeness or figure (Damuth דמות), both of which crystalize in the spermatozoid or ovum, represented by the letter Nun (“fish”) of the word Na’Assiah נעשה and Nu (נו) at the end of Betzalmenu Kidmutenu “our image, and our likeness or figure.”
Isn’t this beautiful? In the throat we have Iod-Hei יה, the father-mother, Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn and Rhea, the Shekinah, who are Jah יה, which is written at the end of Hallelujah הללויה. Aima and Abba-Elohim, Binah, are united in Daath, the throat.
Following the esoteric movements of the microcosmic star, after the esoteric symbol of the throat, we extend our Yods (hands) outwardly, to the left and right of our body, and our wings are opened. With this third movement we enter into the mysterious symbol of Gemini, which is the sign of the twins, Gemini, the woman and the man, the separate sexes, which in the pentagram (the Macroprosopus) are represented by Adam and Eve, with the sign of Mars. The symbol of Mars to the right, the male; the symbol Mars on the left, with the cross, the female. There is where we find the apples atop of the canopy of the Tree of Knowledge. Isn’t this interesting? The formation of Adam and Eve—the separation of the sexes at the top of the Tree of Knowledge—happens for only one purpose: to unite them below in Yesod. That is why Ezekiel says:
And the (soul life of the Chaioth חיות) animals ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the (soul life of the Chaioth חיות) animals, behold one wheel (Ophan אופן in Yesod) upon the earth (Malkuth) by the (soul life of the Chaioth חיות) animals, with his four (elemental) faces (fire, air, water and earth). - Ezekiel 1: 14, 15
Here in Gemini we find the male female eagles or spiritual elements spliting at the level of Daath, and how this mysterious spiritual androgynous force unites into one at the level of Yesod by means of the sexual fire of two male female dragons, that arise from the sun and the moon, this androgynism is synthesized and symbolized in the caduceus of Mercury that the female and male hold with their left and right hands respectively. This explains how the dragon, Lucifer or Leviathan לויתן, descends from the canopy of the Tree of knowledge to tempt the naked Adam and Eve at Yesod, the very bottom, which is the symbol of the sign of Scorpio. Do you see how from Gemini the forces of Mars, the air—because Gemini is a sign of air—the wings of mercury descend carring the image, the Tzalem, into the brute mercury or semen that become the likeness, which is represented by the baboon, thus, image and likeness cross themselves on the genitalia of Adam and Eve at the level of Scorpio, which is sex.
The appearance of the wheels (Ophanim אופנים Chokmah in Yetzirah) and their work was like unto the colour of an aquamarine: and they four (Malkuth, Yesod, Hod and Netzach) had one likeness (דמות אחד Damuth Echad): and their appearance and their work (of sexual alchemy in Yesod) was as it were a (male) wheel (Ophan אופן of light revolving) in the middle of a (female) wheel (Ophan אופן of fire in Malkuth). When (their soul life went) they went, they went (through the waters of Yesod) upon their four sides: (Pishon פישון, Gihon גיחון, Hiddekel חדקל and Phrat פרת) and they turned not when they went. - Ezekiel 1: 16,17
Here we have to study in depth the symbols of the Male Goat of Mendes, that every body is afraid of. Remember the goat of Capricorn is the Leviathan symbol of Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn. The goat is an animal that has an incredible cliff-climbing skills; this is why the symbol of the Male Goat of Mendes has hooves instead of human feet, indicating that, if we want to reach the level of Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון, the Microprosopus, Seir Anpin on earth, we have then to climb the mountain of initiation.
Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון is what Master Jesus calls, “the Son of Man,” in other words, the Son of Adam Kadmon. Adam Ha’Rishon אדם הראשון’s center of gravity is Tiphereth. He is what in Pistis Sophia is called the Child of the Child. The Child is Chokmah, who is one with Binah and Kether, the Father. Tiphereth is the Child of the Child, the Son of Man, the son of Adam Kadmon. As Chokmah is one with Kether and Binah, likewise Tiphereth is one with Chesed and Geburah.
The male goat of Mendes points at the white moon and the black moon, or in other words, Nahemah and Lilith, which are under the earth, and which we have to control by disintegrating the animality that we have within. This male goat sits on the cubic stone of Yesod, atop Malkuth, the earth, indicating that he dominates it.
The Male Goat of Mendes symbolizes the four elements: we have an atom of Binah (intelligence, Saturn, Shabbatai שבתאי) in the pineal gland, the door of heaven, which in the Male Goat of Mendes is represented with a torch alit with flame, on top of his head, and which together with the horns forms the letter Shin ש, which represents fire.
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify (Shabbatai שבתאי) your Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 5: 14-16
The two hands (Iod יד) represent the two letters Iod (יוד) of the letter Aleph א united by the Vav ו, symbol of the spine where its wings emerge as the symbol of air.
Underneath, below its chest, we see the letter closed Mem ם rising as a symbol of water: water above, the rainbow; water below, Yesod. The caduceus of Mercury, that some think is just the symbol of Zayin זין, the phallus of the male goat, but it is not only that; the Caduceus of Mercury does not only represents Zayin זין, the phallus, listen, the head of the letter Zayin זין also represents the entrance of the vaginal canal. This is why Zayin זין is the seventh letter after the sixth, the letter Vav or spinal column in both genders. The two serpents are the two cords, Ida and Pingala, where the Yin and Yang arise, whether in the female or in the male.
This esoteric symbol is called the male goat of Mendes, because the goat is a symbol of Capricorn, and Capricorn rules the knees, and relates to Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, which is earth, the symbol in Alchemy of the salt.
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour (the Spirituous earth), wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." - Matthew 5: 13
This is why we have depicted this male goat of Mendes as white, because it represents the salt, the salt of the earth. The fire is the sulphur, which is the salt of fire; the water also has salt. The energy that rises as sublimated salt is the symbol of air. The four mercuries are: brute mercury, soul of the mercury, fecundated mercury (which is represented by the feminine breasts), and dry mercury, which is the animality that must be disintegrated.
The goat of Mendes and its four elements is the symbol of the dragon, the Leviathan לויתן, which is on top of the earth, because above Malkuth is Yesod, sex, where the four rivers of Eden converge, which is the habitat of the crocodiles (תנין tanin) of Levi (לוי), the Levitanins or Leviathans לויתן; this is why the head of the goat has the microprosopopeia upon the forehead.
“Thou hast broken the head of leviathan לויתן, Thou makest him food, For the people of the dry places.” - Psalm 74: 14
So, this is a positive symbol that represents all of that which we have to control: we have to control the black and white moons, Lilith and Nahemah, with the microprosopopeia. That is why Ezekiel says:
“As for their rims, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rims were full of eyes (stars) round about them four (Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah, Assiah).
And (during sexual alchemy) when the (soul life of the Chaioth חיות) animals went, the wheels (אופנים Ophanim or four kabbalistic worlds) went by them: and when the (soul life of the Chaioth חיות) animals were lifted up (or sublimated) from the earth (Malkuth), the wheels (the אופנים Ophanim) were lifted up (or sublimated).
Whithersoever the (Chaiah חיה, “life”) spirit (of Binah, the Shekinah) was to go, they went, thither was their (Chaiah חיה, “life”) spirit to go; and the wheels (the אופנים Ophanim) were lifted up over against them: for the (Chaiah חיה, “life”) spirit (of Binah, the Shekinah) of the living creatures was in the wheels (the אופנים Ophanim or four kabbalistic worlds).
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up (or sublimated) from the earth (Malkuth), the wheels (the אופנים Ophanim) were lifted up over against them: for the (Chaiah חיה, “life”, the holy) spirit (of Binah, the Shekinah) of the (Chaioth חיות) animals was in the wheels (the אופנים Ophanim).
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the (Chaioth חיות) animals was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.”
“And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of Shaddai (שדי), the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.” - Ezekiel 1: 18-24
When they “let down their wings,” it symbolizes the fourth movement of the energy of the star of five points that came from the Solar Absolute, and whose journey ends in Yesod, the Ninth Sphere, Scorpio. We see how the wings of the Microprosopus are pointing from Yesod to the legs of the Microprosopus. Observe the symbol of Scorpio, the knight fighting the dragon. That dragon or Leviathan is in the sexual force. This is very interesting. Of course, Scorpio is a water sign. If you observe the movements of the microcosmic star; first, we have the fire in Alpha, the air, with open wings, and when they descend into the throat, it represents earth, because Taurus (Aleph) is an earth sign. Fire, earth, air and water, the four elements are there in the movements of the microcosmic star. Thus, when we arrive at this sign of Scorpio, which is the house of water, we have received the superior forces of the Tetragrammaton, in relation with the elements fire, earth, air and water, when reaching the root of the Tree of Knowledge, the letter Omega of the five pointed star. Here we find the Tetragrammaton as Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, related with the letter Daleth or the door entrance into Daath, initiation.
What is written, from verses 18-24, relates to the work with the dragon the Leviathan in us, because we are the ones that exist in this physical earth called Malkuth. That is why the sign of Sagittarius is the first sign that we find after we cross our hands over the dragon in Scorpio, because we have two choices: to ascend by performing the fifth and last movement through Libra, Virgo, Leo and Cancer, by taming the dragon in Scorpio, this in order to return on its back, between its wings to Binah as true human beings, as Adam, or to continue descending into the ninth sphere of hell through devolution. In this case, we do not perform the fifth movement, that is, we do not elevate our hands to our heart; observe that in the heart is Tipheret, the Son of Man. But, if we are Gnostic, we transmute the energy; if we want to create Adam within, which is Daleth, the mystery of one, which is Echad, we have to elevate our hands from Scorpio to Leo, and then from Leo to pass through resurrection into Binah. This is why Ezekiel continues saying:
“And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness (Damuth דמות) as the appearance of Adam אדם above upon it.” - Ezekiel 1: 25-26
In Alchemy, the Mem of Adam is a symbol of water. This is why Adam is placed in Yesod, and the Aleph of Adam is a symbol of air in Tiphereth. Adam is the true human, that emerges from the transmutation of the image, and likeness, the two fluids that join in the waters of Scorpio. That is why we read that when we reach Scorpio, everybody has to learn Alchemy, because this descent of the four superior elements, into our sex, happens to everybody; but, only those that know the mystery of Daath, the Tree of Good and Evil, represented in the middle of the pentagram by the Caduceus of Mercury, and which relates to the exorcism of the water, are able to raise their hands from Scorpio in order to perform the fifth movement, which is to perform the miracle of the unity, the Daleth, the four solar bodies within. In Latin it is written:
Fiat firmamentum in medio aquarum et separet aquas ab aquis, quae superius sicut quae inferius, et quae inferius sicut quae superius, ad perpetranda miracula rei unius. Sol ejus pater est, luna mater et ventus hanc gestavit en utero suo, ascendit a terra ad coelum et rursus a coelo in terram descendit. Exorciso te, creatura aquae, ut sis mihi speculum Dei vivi in operibus ejus, et fons vitae, et ablutio peccatorum. Amen.
Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it separate waters from waters, so that which is above may be as that which is below, and that which is below as that which is above, to perform the miracle of the Unity. The Sun is its father, the Moon its mother, and the wind has carried it in its womb, it ascends from Earth to heaven and descends again from heaven to Earth. I exorcise thee, creature of water, that you may be for me a mirror of the living God in his works, and a fount of life, and an ablution for sins. Amen.
The exorcism is describing how to perform the miracle of the Unity, which is the firmament, the Microprosopus in the midst of the waters. Obviously, we have to make the firmament in the midst of the waters, and to let it separate the waters from the waters; the superior waters from the inferior. Obviously, the superior waters are what we called the waters of Aquarius, and the inferior, the waters of Scorpio.
From there, the aqua of the air (Aquarius), through the letter Aleph of Adam, those superior forces descend from above into the lower waters, the final Mem of Adam. We have to learn Alchemy in order to know how to make the firmament, in order for the letter Daleth, to appear in the middle, in the spine. The firmament is represented by the letter Daleth, which is the fourth letter. We have to create the true human being, Adam, within. That true human being is the physical body, astral body, mental body and causal body: Daleth, the Tetragrammaton. This is how we perform the miracle of the Unity in us. That is the kabbalistic mystery of the word Adam. This iswhy it is written:
“And יהוה אלהים took Adam אדם and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” - Genesis 2:15
From where did He take him?
From the four elements—fire, air, earth and water—which form the basis of Adam's אדם physical body (or garden) and are symbolized by the words:
“And an (Akashic) river went out of (the upper) Eden (in Daath) to water the garden (our physicality), and from thence it was parted (into male and female) and became into four heads (Yin and Yang, within each of them)” (Genesis 2:10). - Zohar
“The Astral Body is not an indispensable tool for the intellectual animal; it is a luxury, a great luxury that very few can afford. Nonetheless, the intellectual animal has a Molecular Body, a Body of Desires (Kama Rupa), which is similar to the Astral Body, but is of a lunar type, cold, ghost-like, spectral.
The intellectual animal does not have a Mental Body, but he possesses a subtle, lunar, intellectual animal vehicle (Inferior Manas), which is very similar to the Mental Body, but of a cold and ghost-like nature.
The intellectual animal does not possess the Causal Body or the Body of Conscious Will, but he has the Essence, the Buddhata, the Embryo of the Soul, which is easily confused with the Causal Body.
The subtle bodies that Leadbeater, Annie Besant, Steiner, and many other clairvoyants studied in the wretched ordinary intellectual animal are the lunar vehicles.
Whosoever wants to attain the Second Birth must build the Solar Bodies for themselves: the authentic Astral Body, the legitimate Mental Body, the true Causal Body (or Body of Conscious Will).
There is something that can surprise Gnostic students: the Astral, Mental, and Causal Bodies are of flesh and blood, and after having been born from within the immaculate womb of the Divine Mother, they need to be nourished for their growth and development.
There are two types of flesh: the first is flesh which comes from (sinner) Adam; the second is flesh that does not come from (sinner) Adam. The Solar Bodies are of flesh that does not come from (the fornication of the sinner) Adam” - Samael Aun Weor
When we create the astral, mental and causal solar bodies, we see then the fire, water and air, the three primary forces of the Solar Absolute related with the 7 ray-colors of the rainbow and with the 12 archetypes, the 12 signs of the Zodiac, the 12 tribes of Israel, which everybody has within. When we start transmuting the waters of Scorpio, Ezekiel says:
"And I saw as the colour of amber (the three primary colors, the three primary forces), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins” - Ezekiel 1: 27
Amber is that planetary formation, in which the three primary forces of the solar absolute are blended in equal proportion.
The loins are related to the kidneys, to the sign of Libra. That reminds us of the law of the scale, Anubis and his 42 judges. People think that just by avoiding the orgasm, and transmuting the sexual energy, everything will mechanically appear within them, but they do not observe that the first sign that is within the body and above Scorpio is Libra. Do not forget that Libra is above Samael-Scorpio.
Master Litelantes was of the sign of Libra, and that is why she represented the law that even Samael has to obey. These two Gurus represent Jachin Boaz, those who prepare the initiation; this is why after Samael passed away, Litelantes continued, but many initiates preferred to follow the south and not the west. The south is underneath the west; the south is ruled by Andramelech, the head of the Hasnamussen that are underneath Boaz (בעז), the symbol of the male goat of Mendes, underneath the left pillar.
“The lords of the law will continue to be Rulers as long as their human persons respect the law. This is easily comprehended when we know that the lords of the law are also reincarnating, and for that reason, they possess a human body.” - Samael Aun Weor
In Scorpio, Samael prepares us to return the fluidic animal forces upwardly, in accordance with Libra, the law of karma. We cannot mock the law. We have to obey the law first, and that law is what we call Torah in Hebrew, or Dharma in Sanskrit. If we obey the law, then the energy, the quintessence–which is the Divine Mother–will emerge in the “middle,” in our firmament. You have to pay what you owe, the karma, in the initiation, because Libra is the first sign that we pass through, as we ascend. Ezekiel continues:
“even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain (the rainbow), so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness (Damuth דמות) of the glory of יהוה. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one (Echad אחד, in other words, the Tetragrammaton) that spoke.” - Ezekiel 1: 27-28
Ophanim, revolve and shine!
Chaioth Ha’Kadosh, cry, speak, roar, bellow!
“Hear, Israel: יהוה our אלהים is אחד יהוה” - Deut. 6: 4. אחד Echad = )1+8+4 = 13, 1+3 = 4 = יהוה
Echad אחד contains the four forces of יהוה as a unity, because Virgo is the quintessence of our sexual energy; the Kundalini is the outcome of the pancatattva. The five tattvas of nature make what we call the sexual matter of the Microprosopus, which is in the water, and which rises to the air, which is Libra.
As we continue ascending the energy inwardly, we discover that, in that returning of the fire the next sign that we find is Virgo, the Divine Mother. That is why it is written in the book of Genesis:
“And Elah-Yam ים אלה (“Sea-Goddess”) said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto (Echad אחד) one place, and let the dry land (Daleth ד) appear (in the astral body, mental body, causal body and in the physical body): and it was so.” - Genesis 1: 9
Master Samael says:
“Prakriti, the Divine Mother (Elah-Yam אלה-ים, “Sea-Goddess”), is (the Shekinah) the primordial substance of nature.
Several substances, different elements and sub-elements exist within the universe, but all of these are different manifestations of a single substance.
The Great Mother, the Prakriti, the primordial matter, is the pure Akasha contained within the entire space....”
“Let us remember the sign of the infinite, the horizontal eight which is equal to the number five, which when read literally is “infinite equal to five,” in other words, the infinite is equal to the Pentalpha, equal to the ineffable cow with five legs, equal to the star of five points or the starry, regular pentagon, which stopped Mephistopheles when he came to the bewitching invocation of Dr. Faust.....
“And Jesus said to his disciples: “I am come forth out of that First Mystery (Alpha), which is (Omega) the last mystery, that is the four and twentieth mystery (the Weaver).
Even though the First Commandment, the five Impressions of the Great Light, the five Helpers, and the entire Treasury of the Light are under (Libra) the law of the scale, they are contained within the First Mystery in their final synthesis.” - Pistis Sohia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
The Glory of the Shekinah, the Pentalpha, the five aspects of the Divine Mother Kundalini, are found represented in the Pentagon at the center of the esoteric Pentagram.
"To define these five aspects is indispensable for the good of all and each one of our students:
- The unmanifested Kundalini
- Ineffable ISIS, chaste Diana (Wisdom, Love, Power).
- The Greek Hekate, the Egyptian Proserpine, the Aztec Coatlicue (the Queen of the infernos and death, terror of love and law).
- The individual, particular Mother Nature (the one who created our physical body).
- The instinctive, elemental, female Magi (the one who originated our instincts).
We can and must work in the magisterium with these five powers of the Pentalpha...”
“Gnostic students must not find it strange if we affirm that the particular Prakriti of each human being even has her own individual name. This means that we also have a Divine Mother within each of us. The comprehension of this is fundamental for the esoteric work.” - Samael Aun Weor.
That is why Virgo is related with the womb in females, and with the belly in males. The four and twentieth mystery, the Divine Mother is within; she rises in the spinal medulla, which is the letter ו "Vav," the esoteric womb of the Divine Mother. This, in order to create the astral, mental and causal bodies. She has already created the physical body, even though, as Ezekiel shows us, it is animal in nature. The most difficult work is to transform the animal into human.
Following the ascension of the solar energy, we reach our own, particular Apollo or solar force, which is the sign of Leo, the heart. Here we find the true human beings. In the book of Genesis, we find that Leo is related with Judah. Of course, Judaism is the doctrine of the heart, of the true man. Only when we reach the heart do all the serpents of fire and of light reach the heart, the kingdom of Christ, that is why it is written:
“The Twelve Aeons are within us, here and now. The Twelve Aeons are atomic. The Twelve Aeons are related with the twelve Zodiacal orders. Leo is the most exalted among the twelve orders.
Let us remember the “Lions of Fire,” the “Lions of Life,” the “Igneous Shapeless Breaths,” the Triple Divine Powers, who emanated from the active, omnipenetrant and omniscient Okidanokh.
These “Lions of Fire” are Kether, Chokmah, and Binah, true Dragons of Wisdom.” - Samael Aun Weor
“Judah, your brothers will praise you: Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; Your father`s sons will bow down before you.
Judah is a lion`s whelp. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, As a lioness. Who will rouse him up?
The scepter will not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler`s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.
Binding his foal to the vine, His donkey`s colt to the choice vine; He has washed his garments in wine, His robes in the blood of grapes:
His eyes will be red with wine, His teeth white with milk.” - Genesis 49: 8-12
Obviously, the goal of the Solar Absolute is to create solar men. A solar man is a man of Judah, a Jew, in other words. These solar men exist in the superior dimensions of nature. To acquire the powers of the heart is very difficult. Not everybody is a Jew, from this point of view. Remember, we are addressing Judaism from the esoteric point of view; nobody reaches the heart if they are fornicator. We have to transmute the waters of Samael-Scorpio.
Adam Ha’Rishon is the Son of Man in Tiphereth, the Son of Adam Kadmon; Adam Kadmon is the primordial Adam, but Adam Ha’Rishon is the first emanation of that primordial Adam, one who has astral, mental and causal bodies within.
From the heart, in order to return into Binah, in the upper worlds, we find, between Binah and Tiphereth, the mysterious sign of Cancer before us. Cancer is a word that elicits fear in people. Cancer is the sign ruled by the Moon; the Moon is Microprosopus’s mother. The Divine Mother Schekinah works very hard in the initiate that reaches Leo. The initiate that reaches the level of Judah, the initiate the becomes a true Jew, has to work with the Moon. Why? Because the physical body that we have was created through fornication, animal fornication. That is a fact. Thus, we have to transform our physicality into a solar physical body. That is the main point of this work. That is why Master Samael wrote:
“This matter about entering into the ultra-sensible worlds with the (resurrected) physical body appears to be strange to the theorists because they know nothing else but how to theorize; but to people who comprehend, this does not seem strange since, of course, this is as old as the world. In not so distant times, the physical body evolved and developed within the Astral World; so what is the big deal?.....”
“The sacred Raskoano (death) is full of inner beauty. The truth about (psychological) death is only known by the one who has experienced its deep significance.
The Moon carries away the deceased and brings them back. The extremes touch each other. Death and conception are intimately united. The path of life is formed by the tracks of the hooves of the horse of death.
The disintegration of all the elements that constitute the physical body originate a very special vibration, which invisibly passes through time and space. The vibratory waves of the deceased are similar to television waves that carry images.
The embryo is to the waves of death, as a screen is to the waves of transmitting stations. The vibratory waves of death carry the image of the deceased.....”
“This is how the design of someone who agonized and died, comes to crystallize within the embryo.” - Samael Aun Weor
If we apply the former quotation to the process of resurrection, we will understand. The Moon is the mother that rules the feminine aspect of the Shabbath. Shabbatai, which is Saturn. This is why Yesod, which is the kingdom of Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn, is governed by the Moon, because the Divine Mother is the one that performs all the work of creation, and annihilation of the ego. When the initiate is prepared, they enter into the process of Cancer. This brings to my mind the type of karma which is non-negotiable. We have to pay the karma of fornication of past lives, that is why initiates, before reaching Binah, the Holy Spirit, have to pay that karma first, and as a consequence, they die. But, as the Master explained in this excerpt, all the images and forms of the initiate that dies pass in the fourth dimension into a higher octave, in order to form what we call, the resurrected body. That is why every Master has to die and to resurrect with a new solar, immortal physicality. That is why Master Samael died before physical resurrection.
I remember talking with the Master in Mexico. I said to him, “Master, why don’t you travel in the fourth dimension, in the Jinn state, so that you can come to our lectures without us having to go through the hassle of collecting money to bring you in a plane?” He said, “Well, because, physically, I am not a resurrected Master, yet. But, in 1978, I will do that easily. This is because a resurrected Master, a Master that has finished the Second Mountain, created Chaioth Ha Kadosh, the holy, sacred creatures that relate to Kether. Those Chaioth Ha Kadosh are four: physical body, astral body, mental body and causal body, all solar. With the solar physical body we can enter into the fourth dimension, fifth dimension body, sixth dimension… all dimensions. But, the physical body that I have now is not solar, it has to be purified, and that is the process of physical resurrection. When we enter in that process, we enter into the fourth dimension, Yesod, which is ruled by the Moon. But, after that, we have to pay for our crimes against the Moon, against the Divine Mother, which every body has done. When we pay that, we receive the resurrected body which is immortal. But, before that, no. Once we have that, we gain the right to enter into the Third Mountain.”
Let us now explain the other Zodiacal signs that relate to the legs of the Pentagram. Yes. Let us explain the symbolism of the two legs of the pentagram. For this, let us recite the exorcism of the earth, that we use to control the forces of Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn that are beneath.
"By the pole of lodestone that passes through the heart of the world, by the twelve stones of the holy city, by the seven metals that run inside the veins of the earth and in the name of Gob obey me, subterranean workers..."
Underneath the Earth, we find the other symbols: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces; fire, earth, air and water, that relate to the thighs, knees, calves and hooves of the Male Goat of Mendes. The right thigh of the pentagram relates to the Sun, as you can see in the graphic; the right knee to Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn. Pechad (“fear”) is written on the left thigh of the pentagram, and it relates to the Moon; this is directly pointing to sex. Kofer (“atonement”) is written on the left knee, and relates to Shabbatai שבתאי, Saturn. Pechad (“fear”) reminds us of:
“ But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” - Genesis 2: 17
“Pierce (סמר sumar – literary, to be nailed) thou my flesh with thy Pechad פחד (fear): for I am afraid of thy judgments.” - Psalm 119: 120 ” - Psalm 119: 120
This word Pechad also ends with the letter Daleth, which reminds us of the power of Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, the Tetragrammaton in regard to the four rivers of Eden which are represented by the four wives of Jacob, Tiphereth.
“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a male (איש - fire) with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince (of the astral light) hast thou power with (יהוה) Elohim אלהים and with Enoshim אנשים, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Penial פניאל: for I have seen Elohim אלהים face to face, and my life is preserved. And as he passed over Penial פניאל the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.And as he passed over the Penial פניאל (gland) the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.” - Genesis 32: 24-31
Kofer is related with what Isaiah said here:
“For I am יהוה thy Elohim אלהים, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Mitzrahim מצרים (Egypt, your physicality) for thy Kofer ( (יום כפר day of atonement), Cush כוש (Chesed) and Saba סבא for thee.” - Isaiah 43: 3
What is this Saba? Saba means grandfather. Who is this grandfather? It is the father of Chesed. In order to understand that, let us descend into Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac.
Isbener Aldane stated, “I raise my eyes towards the stars, from where help will come to me, but I always follow the star that guides my Innermost.”
“When the heart of the solar system began to throb, after the profound night of “Pralaya,” at the beginning of the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, the Unmanifested First Logos (or Theomertmalogos) from the great breath fecundated the Akash, and our seven planetary Logos emerged, shaping the Akash, or primordial matter, with the fire of life, in order to construct this solar system within which we are evolving.
These (Sabim סבים) sublime architects of life saw that we were merely unconscious “rays” (Glorians) of the supreme Parabrahman (the eternal Father, always obscure, whom we call “the Absolute”). Those exalted (Sabim סבים) prajapatis, or divine angels, were the ones who endowed those unconscious rays of the Absolute with that which today we call “Monad,” or better yet, “Innermost.”
Every human being has his Innermost, and every Innermost has its (Saba סבא or) Father who engendered him; this (Saba סבא) is our Father who is in heaven....”
“This needs an explanation, let us see:
Our (Saba סבא) Father is, first of all, a flame of burning fire, and all flames are susceptible to the fiery expansion and development, unfoldment, evolution, and independence of each of its sparks. Perform an experiment with any flame and you will see that the flame can spread everywhere, and that each of its sparks can become an independent flame.
Now, take this example to the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, and you will comprehend how your celestial Father engendered your Innermost.” - Samael Aun Weor
Remember that the symbol of Pisces, which represents the feet symbolically, at the very bottom, the 9th sphere of the earth, also relates to the pineal gland. Pisces is governed by Neptune, and Neptune controls the pineal gland. The pineal gland is related with Neptune, Poseidon.
In his hands, Neptune-Poseidon has two fish. These two fish represent the two forces of the Monad, which are called Chesed and Geburah. These Sabim placed within our Glorian what we call our Innermost. This is how we understand how our Innermost is related with one of the 7 Cosmo-Creators, our Ray, but also represented with the 12 Zodiacal signs, the 12 archetypes. Pisces is in the feet because we walk with our feet (such as the goats of Capricorn do with their hooves), towards the summit of the mountain, which is the pineal gland, ruled by Neptune. Remember we have an atom of Binah, the Holy Spirit, in the pineal gland.
But, if we don’t want to sublimate the waters of Scorpio, then from Scorpio, we continue downward, into Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a symbol of a Hasnamuss.
“The Masters who do not dissolve the lunar ego become hasnamussen. A hasnamuss is a subject with a double center of gravity. The Master garbed with his Solar Bodies, and the lunar ego garbed with its lunar vehicles, constitute a double personality, a hasnamuss.
The hasnamuss is one half angel and one half beast, like the centaur of Sagittarius. The hasnamuss has two inner personalities, one of an angel, and the other of a demon.
The hasnamuss is an abortion of the Cosmic Mother, a failure. If the Gnostic student dissolves the lunar ego before the Second Birth, he is completely cured. He solves his problem ahead of time, and secures his success.
Whosoever invokes Andrameleck in the internal worlds will have the most tremendous surprise, because either the demon Andrameleck or Andrameleck, the Master of the White Lodge, can attend. This person is a hasnamuss with a double center of gravity.
The dissolution of the lunar ego is fundamental in the Great Work. Those who attain the Second Birth feel the necessity of eliminating the lunar bodies, but this is not possible without first having dissolved the lunar ego.....”
“The comprehension of any defect is fundamental, indispensable, when one wants to eliminate the small “I” that personifies it, but the work of elimination in itself is impossible without the help of the sacred, five-legged cow.
The Divine Mother eliminates broken bottles. Each small “I” is a bottle within which a fraction of the Essence is engrossed. This means that the Essence, the Buddhata, the Soul or fraction of the Human Soul that every intellectual animal has, has become thousands of fragments, which are bottled up.” - Samael Aun Weor
That is why the Master Samael always used Andramelech as the representation of the Hasnamussen. That is why we say in the conjuration of the seven: “By Samael Tsabaoth, and in the name of Elohim Gibor, get thee hence, Andramelech!” Obviously, Andramelech is a Hasnamuss. The Master explains that Andramelech is a centaur.
Eliphas Levi places Andramelech in Malkuth, because the physical body of any hasnamuss is the outcome of fornication in Scorpio; remember, Scorpio is ruled by Mars. But, those that fornicate, that do not overcome the ego, become children of Andramelech, who is the negative ray of Mars. That is why it is not surprising that the initiates that fornicate, and that awaken in evil and for evil, they are still connected with Samael, because Andramelech is the one that rules Malkuth, the head of the Hasnamussen, who awake above and below. There are many types of Hasnamussen, but when we point at Andramelech, we are pointing at those initiates that do not obey the law, that forget that the two Gurus, Samael and Litelantes, represent Jachin and Boaz.
That is why we find that Capricorn represents greed. Those subterranean workers that the conjuration of the earth names are those gnomes and pygmies that fall enslaved to greed, to gold, to money, fame, etc. That is why the male goat of Mendes is represented by the head of a goat, because that head of a goat represents the Saturnian-Capricornian mind of those Hasnamussen that do not control the inferior forces of the four elements.
“All the trillions of Monads that animate the human organism have to obey the owner, the chief, the principal Monad (our Inner God, the Innermost)....”
The Monads or vital genii are not exclusive to the physical organism; within the atoms of the internal bodies many orders and categories of living Monads are found imprisoned. The existence of any physical or supersensible, angelic or diabolical, solar or lunar body, has billions and trillions of Monads as its foundation.
The lunar ego in itself is a composite of atoms of the secret enemy. Unfortunately, the Monads or vital genii are prisoners within such atoms.
Now we will comprehend why occult science states:
“The Demon is God inverted.”
To each atom corresponds a vital genie, a Monad; all the infinite modifications, all the innumerable transformations, are the result of the varied combinations of Monads.
Within the three cerebrums of the human being, Nature deposits a certain amount of vital values; when these vital values are depleted, death is inevitable.
The three cerebrums are:
1. the intellectual center
2. the emotional center
3. the motor center
After the death of the physical body, the ego, garbed with its lunar bodies, continues in the Molecular World.
Three things go to the cemetery, to the sepulcher:
1. the physical body
2. the vital body
3. the personality” - Samael Aun Weor
If you observe Sagittarius, it is ruled by the element fire; Capricorn is ruled by the element earth; Aquarius is related with air; and Pisces with the water. We have to control those four elements, as the Master Samael mentioned in many of his books, in order to transmute them and elevate them through the four ordeals of the elements, that the Masters of Libra qualifies, when we are entering into the path. Behold here the importance of the law of karma. If you do not qualify yourself, you cannot pass. You have to pass Libra in order to awaken your Divine Mother Virgo, the Virgin, the Kundalini. It is clear how Libra, Virgo, Leo and Cancer are the signs related with the return to Binah; but, for that, we have to control Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. The waters of Pisces represent the boisterous lower waters of Yesod, the ninth sphere, that we need to sublimate; the waters of Aquarius represent the elevated fluids, that surround our brain and spinal medulla and float within, which we need to purify. This is the esotericism of the movements of the star of five points.
If we do not elevate our arms from Scorpio to Leo, that means that we prefer to go down, to the inferior lunar forces of Lilith and Nahemah, and to awaken in evil and for evil.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranos and Saturn, thus, it relates with the knowledge of the creation of the solar bodies, and the death of our animality, as the Master Samael explains in the book of Astrology. Obviously, Aquarius is the sign in which we are right now, and we are teaching this Aquarian doctrine, how to create the miracle of the unity within us; in other words, how to create the four solar bodies. Remember, the physical body is the most difficult part. because before resurrection we have to die psychologically 100%. Master Samael says that to transform the donkey into a human being is the most difficult task, and that is the last task that initiates have to perform within the waters of the Moon in Cancer. If we do not, we go down with the infernal moons Lilith and Nahemah.
Audience: Who is the celestial father that engendered our Innermost? In the earlier part of the quote you provided on Pisces, it sounded like one of the 7 Cosmo-Creators engendered the Innermost, but the latter portion of the quote seems to indicate that our own Glorian engendered the Innermost. So, who engendered the Innermost?
Instructor: Our own Glorian is formed by the Ain Soph and the 3 primary forces: Kether-Chokmah-Binah. That is our Glorian, which is unconscious. But, in order for these 3 primary forces to start working in the esoteric path, one of the 7 Cosmo-Creators engenders the Innermost within any one of those Glorians.
So, we have in this case, our own, particular Glorian, which is the ray of the Absolute, and our Innermost, who is a child of Saba. Saba is the Sabim, the Archangels that were engendering, within each ray, the Innermost. That is why it is written:
“I raise my eyes towards the stars, from where help will come to me, but I always follow the star that guides my Innermost.”
Audience: Is the goat of Mendes related to the first line of the Bible, Berashith Bera Elohim? If so, can you please explain.
Instructor: Taish is the Hebrew word for “goat.” Bera Taish could be one of the interpretations of Berashith. If you read the chapter that we placed here in the graphic, Jews have the custom of placing their sins on top of the head of a living goat. That living goat is not the animal itself, but the living goat forces that we have in the knees. We have to do that, in order to amend our defects and vices, by working with these forces of the goat. That is the beginning. We will say that Bera Taish is the creation of the Adam within through the transmutation of the forces of the goat, which is our own salt, our own animality. This is how Elohim makes Adam into his own likeness.
The word Damuth (“likeness”) represent precisely those four animals that we need to create within, through controlling the male goat of Mendes, which is the symbol of the four elements. But, unfortunately, the people of this planet Earth do not control this male goat of Mendes; rather, it is the male goat of Mendes that controls them, because they fornicate, as the goats, the animals fornicate. These people become Hasnamussen, individuals with a double polarity.
Audience: Why do the conjurations of earth, fire, water and air vary slightly, where they are written in the book “Major Mysteries” by Samael Aun Weor?
Instructor: In order to explain the conjurations, or we will say, the exorcisms of the four elements, we have given many lectures before. But, this lecture is explaining how these exorcisms relate to the four elements, in relation with the performing of the practice of the microcosmic star, and how they relate with the work that we have to do inside.
Master Samael was teaching different steps, but, he knew all of this. That is why we are explaining these things, in order to show how the 12 zodiacal signs are related in our physicality. People that are ignoramuses say, “There are some tribes that are missing, and the only tribe that now exists is the tribe of Judah.” These people relate these esoteric matters to the people that live in the Middle East, those called the Israelites… The point is this: the 12 tribes of Israel exist; they have never disappeared from the Earth, because they relate to the 12 zodiacal signs. So, the 12 tribes are everywhere. Not only on the surface of the Earth, but within us too, as you see in the graphic of the 12 zodiacal signs in relation with our physicality. But, now, here, we are explaining how you transmute the forces of the male goat of Mendes, the four elements, in order for Adam to emerge, with the knowledge of good and evil. The true Adam is an Elohim, knowing good and evil; and, you can only know evil by transmuting Pisces, Capricorn, Aquarius and Sagittarius, and sending them up, mixing them with the other signs.
Audience: Can we say that transformation or sublimation of the Tattwas has its corollary in the transformation in Chinese Alchemy in the transformation of Jing into Chi into Shen, transformations which all take place within the Earth, the laboratory.
Audience: When you mentioned going down through Sagittarius, as opposed to raising the hands to Leo, can one go down consciously? Bringing light into darkness, in order to control the legs of the Pentagram. Or does one work to control those by bringing the hands to Leo?
Instructor: The point is that they are the main defects that bring us down. First is Sagittarius, which is lust. If you fornicate, you go down. Then Capricorn, which relates with greed; pride relates with Aquarius. You have to control the goat of Mendes, which is associated with Satan, which is Lucifer going down, but it has the two polarities. You have to control the two Moons, Lilith and Nahemah, in order to not fall into hell. The Master says that there are four doors through which all go into hell: lust, anger, greed and pride. Envy relates with Pisces. If you read the Divine Comedy, you find that envy is associated with Judas, treason; you betray the law, you betray the divine forces, by being enslaved by your own ego. This is how initiates awake in evil and for evil.
Audience: So, by bringing ones hands to Leo, is one preparing to go down to work with the ego?
Instructor: To bring the hands up to Leo symbolically represents the creation of the astral, mental and causal bodies; that is what it is to bring the forces of Scorpio up to the heart. That is a process of creation. After that, you have to understand that Chaioth Ha Kadosh is the name of the creatures in Kether. There is only one creature that is not solar, which is the physical body, which is the goat in other words. You have to transform that goat into a human being, and that is the process from Leo, passing through Cancer, paying your karma. That is why the Master says that the karma of fornication is cancer, associated with the sickness of cancer, but also associated with the passing from the heart and returning into Binah, the Holy Spirit, through paying the Karmasaya and Kamaduro, which relate to the sign of Cancer.
Audience: You mentioned that the number 13 is related to Kether. Why is that? How can we see that relationship?
Instructor: It is related with the 13 Aeons. The Zohar explains that 13 is related with Kether, because there are 13 heavens. After you reach the heaven of Kether, which is the 10th, Kether enters into the Ain Soph Aur, Ain Soph and Ain, and completes the work.
Audience: Samael describes how we can know what ray we are from by the transverse lines on the forehead? But, does the line only count if it runs completely through the forehead? Could you explain how to identify this correctly?
Instructor: I will answer this question with my own lines. I have four strong lines, from left to right, but a little above the top line, I have another line that is short. In talking with the Master Samael he told me that I belong to the ray of Mars, the fifth ray, and you can see a little bit of another line above your head. This is how you discover this, physically. But, it is better to discover the ray to which you belong internally.
Audience: You mentioned Master Samael Aun Weor, and how he had to acquire the solar bodies in order to travel into hyperspace. Firstly, I thought that he was already a resurrected master, that is, that he had already overcame the Second Mountain, and was an inhabitant of the Ain Soph before reincarnating himself into this world, in Colombia? So, why would he have spoken to you in that way, claiming that he was not able to place himself into the fourth dimension, because he had yet to acquire the solar bodies, which he told you he would get in 1978? I thought that a master of the Ain Soph has the serpents risen, that is of the First Mountain. And secondly, is this prophecy made by Samael Aun Weor something that has to be worked inside of ourselves, regarding the completion of the Pistis Sophia?
Instructor: That is a very long question, but I understand. To begin, you have to understand that the Master is a Dyani Bodhisattva, in other words, a lion cub. He was a fallen Bodhisattva. The Master never falls, but the Bodhisattva was fallen, and he explained that in many of his books. So, he recapitulated all of the initiations. Obviously, his physicality was transformed in the last year of that processs; from ‘77-’78, all of that year he was transforming his physicality into a resurrected physicality, in order to finish the Second Mountain. He was recapitulating that; obviously he had already accomplished the First, Second and Third Mountains in Lemuria, and in the Moon. He explains that. He was doing this process for the third time, but when I talked to him, he said, “Well, I am now only in the summit of the Second Mountain. I am waiting for the process of resurrection , and that will finish next year, 1978, and I will be a resurrected Master.”
You have to understand that, in order to resurrect physically, you have to resurrect in the fire, and you have to resurrect in the light, first. It is a long process. In order to resurrect in the physical body, you have to qualify yourself, and to reach” “Chaioth Ha Kadosh, Cry! Speak! Roar! Bellow! Kadosh! Kadosh! Koadosh!” And to emerge from the very bottom. “Shaddai (which is a very strong word) Adonai Iod-Havah, Eheieh Asher Eheieh!” That is the whole work.
That is why he told me, “I am not a resurrected master yet.” But, he was talking to me, because I understood; I knew that he was a resurrected Master in the fire and in the light, but physically, he was not yet resurrected. He achieved resurrection in 1978, and the body that he has now is an immortal, solar physical body, that belongs to the 4th dimension. All of the resurrected masters belong to the 4th dimension. And with that physicality, he said, “I will visit you, I could go even to the Absolute if I want, because it is solar. But right now, this puppet (addressing his physicality) is not solar, yet.”
That is the work that the Master accomplished, three times in the Second Mountain. After 1978, he entered, with that resurrected body, into the Third Mountain. This is very important to know.
Audience: “We Samael Aun Weor, tell ye, in the name of the first mystery of Pistis Sophia and the Savior of the world that I will unveil the remaining part of the Gnostic Bible in the half of the half of the time.”
Please elaborate on this prophecy.
Instructor: The half of the half of the time. The time is related with the three days and three nights of Jonah in the whale. These three days and three nights are of the Second and First Mountains. The first day is the creation of the solar bodies; the second day is the incarnation of Geburah and Chesed; the third day, resurrection. That is that prophecy of the half of the half of the time. But, what is the “half” of that time? Well, half of that time is Tiphereth, because in Tiphereth, if you follow the direct path you raise the serpents of light, in order to accomplish the second day; that is the half of the half of the time. He will come back, in order to unveil that, meaning that, in order to comprehend this, you have to incarnate the Logos.
The half of the half of the time is 6, Vav, Tiphereth, because the half of the time is 12, since time itself is the Divine Mother, 24, the Weaver.
In other words, time, Chronus is Saturn Binah, the Holy Spirit and Mary, Father-Mother of the Savior, because Binah is Saturn-Time, and Mother Death, two aspects of the same Sephirah, but also, the energy of creation. Binah is Shiva and MahaKali, the creator/destroyer.
When the Master Samael said in Pistis Sophia Unveiled: “We.” Who is “we”? “We” is Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Michael, Samael, Zachariel and Orifiel; that is “We.” Saba (the grandfather) has to reincarnate. The Popul Vuh talks about that. Who is our grandfather? It is the father who is in heaven, our own particular Christ, among those 7; and the father is the Innermost who came from Daath. We have to raise through Him. But, for that, we have to reach the half of the half of the time, which is Tiphereth, the 5th initiation of the Major Mysteries.
Thank you very much.
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