Gnostic Kabbalah 3: Yetzirah
To comprehend how the Ray of Creation works through the four manifested worlds of Kabbalah within the universe, imagine an overflowing fountain with lots of steps.
Each level depends on the level above. All come from the Ain Soph, the Absolute, the Unknown.
Each world above influences the ones below.
The World of Yetzirah is the World of Formation and of Angels.
The 10 Sephiroth in the World of Yetzirah are related to the four elements.
Kether, the first Sephirah in the world of Yetzirah receives the name of Chaioth Ha Kadosh (Hebrew: The Holy Creatures).
And round about the throne, were four beasts (creatures) full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion (fire), and the second beast like a calf (or an ox, symbol of the element earth), and the third beast had a face as a man (water), and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle (air). And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy (Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh), Lord God Almighty (Adonia, El Shaddai), which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, (Oh Adonia) O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. - Revelation 4: 6-11
For a more in depth comprehension, let us study the Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 1: 4-28:
And I looked (spiritually in the World of Yetzirah), and, behold, a whirlwind (a Ruach Elohim of Binah, the Holy Spirit, an Angel of Yetzirah) came out of the north (the upper part of the Tree of Life, Daath in the world of Yetzirah), a great cloud (of transmuted sexual libido), and a (bright) fire (the Angel) enfolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber (that contains the three primary forces: Father, Son and Holy Spirit), out of the midst of the fire (of chastity).
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures (Chaioth Ha Kadosh, the Four Animas of Alchemy). And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man (an Angel, intelligence).
And every one had four faces (because they manifest the intelligence of Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth), and every one had four wings (because their energy manifests in the physical, vital, astral and mental planes).
And their feet (in Malkuth) were straight feet (upright action); and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the color of burnished brass (because the base where these elements rest is the flaming forge of Vulcan; here the ‘lead’ of Saturn, Binah, the Holy Spirit, the “Man” and the ‘copper’ of Venus, Urania Venus, the Divine Mother Kundalini, the “Woman” are united to lift the Serpent of ‘Brass’).
And they had the hands (actions) of a man (of Yesod, the Angel that is born from the waters of chastity) under their wings on their four sides (on the physical, vital, astral and mental dimensions); and they four (solar bodies) had their faces and their wings (they share the same powers of the fire of chastity).
Their wings were (harmoniously) joined one to another (in the four solar bodies of the Angel); they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward (always performing the will of Kether).
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man (symbol of the Causal Body that exercise power over the water of Yesod), and the face of a lion (the Fire, Astral Body, Hod), on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox (the Earth, the physical body, Malkuth) on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle (the Air, the Mental Body, Netzach).
Thus were their (Angelic) faces (with symbolic attributes): and their (fiery) wings were stretched upward (because they are the outcome of the sublimation of the sexual libido); two (fiery spiritual) wings of every one were joined one to another (in the flaming forge of Vulcan), and two (Pingala and Ida, Od and Ob, the Two Witnesses) covered their bodies.
And they went every one straight forward (always performing the will of Kether): whither the spirit (the Angel) was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went (because they are the “Mercabah” “to Soma Heliakon” the garment of the Being).
As for the likeness of the living creatures (the four Animas of Alchemy), their appearance was like burning coals of fire (of chastity), and like the appearance of lamps that went over and over again in the middle (of the spinal medulla) of the living creatures; and the fire (of chastity) was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightnings (through the seven chakras of their spinal medulla).
And the living creatures ran and returned (in all of the World of Yetzirah) as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
“Now as I beheld (within the spiritual nature of) the living creatures (or solar bodies of the Angel of Yetzirah), behold one wheel (active element) upon the earth (or divine nature of the solar bodies) by each one of the living creatures (or solar bodies) with his four faces.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the color of a beryl (the Cubic Stone of Yesod): and they four (active elements) had one likeness (within the Brute Mercury, the semen or raw matter of the Great Work): and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel (atomic creative solar elements contained within the Mixture, the semen, or Mercury of the Wise base of the four wheels: Netzach, Hod, Yesod, Malkuth).
When they (through sexual alchemy) went, they went upon their four sides (or four solar bodies): and they turned not when they went (when their sexual hydrogens were transmuted).
As for their rings (or vertebrae within which these four active elements manifest throughout the spinal medulla of the Angels), they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings (or vertebrae) were full of eyes (chakras, powers) round about them four (solar bodies).
And when the living creatures (or solar bodies) went, the wheels (active elements) went by them (because the wheels and the living creatures are the same solar bodies that manifest the four elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth in the Angel): and when the living creatures (or solar bodies) were lifted up (exercise power) from the earth (nature), the wheels were lifted up (because they are lifted up thanks to the sexual potency of the same solar bodies of the Angel).
Whithersoever the spirit (the Angel) was to go, they went, thither was their spirit (the Angel) to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the (Holy) Spirit of the living creatures was in their wheels (or active sexual elements).
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the (Holy) Spirit (that rises throughout the spinal medulla) of each living creature (or each solar body of the Angel) was in the wheels (active creative elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth of Nature).
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the color of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above (the chakra Sahasrara that connects all the solar bodies to Kether, the Glorian and the Ain Soph).
And under the firmament (Kether, the Glorian) were their (Fiery) wings straight (upright action), the one toward the other (harmoniously with Binah the Holy Spirit): every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their (Angelic) bodies.
And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings (as in the forge of the Cyclops), like the noise of great (transmuted seminal) waters, as the voice of the Almighty (El Shaddai), the voice of a crowd (of solar and lunar forces), as the noise of a (cosmic) host (of solar forces): when they rested (from their transmutation), they let down their wings (their alchemical activities).
And there was a voice (the Word) from the firmament (Kether) that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their (fiery) wings.
And above the firmament (Kether) that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne (Binah), as the appearance of a sapphire stone (because it has its foundation on Yesod): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (the Ancient of Days, the Angel) above upon it.
And I saw as the color of amber (that contains the three primary forces: Father, Son and Holy Spirit), as the appearance of fire (of chastity) round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of (solar transmuted) fire, and it had brightness round about (his aura).
As the appearance of the rainbow (with its seven solar colors within their seven chakras) that is in the cloud (or seminal vapors) in the day of rain (of Genesic waters through sexual transmutation), so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory (Hod, or transmuted Prana) of Jehovah Elohim (the Holy Spirit in Yetzirah). And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice (the Word) of one (Angel of Yetzirah) that spoke.”
The World of Yetzirah is related to third triangle of the Tree of Life:
- Netzach: Mind
- Hod: Astral
- Yesod: Vital
This third triangle and Malkuth receive influences of Yetzirah.
This is the Magical triangle.
Mag means priest. Priesthood.
Magic is the art of influencing nature with willpower, controlling the elements.
- Netzach = Air
- Hod = Fire
- Yesod = Water
- Malkuth = Earth
In this World of Yetzirah the name of God is manifested in different ways, represented by the four elements or four creatures with wings.
- Eagle: Mental
- Lion: Astral
- Man: Vital
- Bull: Physical
Chaioth ha kadosh: Hebrew for "The Holy Creatures." Chai = creature.
These four holy creatures are related to Kether, the top of the tree in the World of Yetzirah.
Yetzirah and the worlds above:
Atziluth = World of God, governed by Kether, represented in every Monad by the superior part of the Being.
In Yetzirah the superior part of the Being is named Yew, that places us in direct contact with our own particular superior part (also Jah). That part is in direct contact with the world of Atziluth. Every Monad has its own Yew.
Briah is the World of Archangels, governed by Chokmah, the Son, the Cosmic Chrestos. Christ is Universal; Christ has no form, but is individually manifested through all Archangels. Chokmah represented by the Zodiac.
Yetzirah is the World of Angels is governed by Binah: In Yetzirah all the forces of the Zodiac, “Briah,” are represented by the 24 Elders; Two for each constellation.
Archangels from Briah channel the energy of Atziluth into the World of Yetzirah:
From the galaxy, the zodiac belt goes into the solar system.
Archangels from Briah are messengers of the World of Atziluth.
All the Angels of every solar system are governed by the Law of Seven. This is how intelligence is organized.
- 7 eyes of the Lamb = 7 chakras that penetrate the four worlds.
- 7 horns = 7 mighty Rays governed by the 7 mighty Archangels.
Yetzirah: The Angels, through the 7 mighty Rays, govern the energies of the worlds of the solar systems.
The 12 constellations are related to the 7 Mighty Archangels:
- Aries is the House of Samael (Mars).
- Scorpio is the House of Samael.
- Raphael (Mercury) is in Houses of Virgo, Gemini.
- Uriel is in Libra and Taurus.
- Michael is in Leo.
- Zachariel is in Sagittarius and Pisces (Neptune, Jupiter).
- Orifiel is in Capricorn, Aquarius.
- Gabriel is in Cancer, etc.
The 12 Planets are related to the 7 mighty Archangels. There are 12 planets; the other 3 are after Pluto.
Elohim (Hebrew) means Gods and Goddesses.
Third triangle is the House of Binah, Holy Spirit.
The name of God in Atziluth related to Binah is Jehovah Elohim.
Jehovah Elohim has his center of gravity in Yesod.
In Atziluth this represents the Monad in each God that is divided into two.
The Holy Spirit in Yetzirah works through Yesod.
The particular Jehovah Elohim of all Archangels works through the 7 mighty Rays.
The 7 mighty Rays connect all Monads that exist.
In Yetzirah we find all the billions and trillions of Angels.
All the billions and trillions of Angels are self-generated Monads = Self-realized.
This means that they have the four solar bodies: Astral (Lion), Mental (Eagle), Causal (Man), Physical (Bull).
These Monads are called Angels in Christianity, Devas in Hinduism, Gods in many other Religions.
When we talk of non-generated Monads then we name the vital body as a symbol of the man and not the causal body.
Non-generated Monads are those who do not have solar bodies.
Whether or not a Monad is a self- or non-generated Monad, it is always connected to one Ray of the 7 mighty Rays.
Certain Archangels are related to certain elements.
- Samael = Fire
- Gabriel = Water
- Raphael = Air
These Angels also control elements of Nature.
Angels are under control of Archangels (Cosmocreators), the channels of Atziluth.
The energy of Atziluth is channeled through Archangels into Angels.
In Yesod (fourth dimension), we find Eden, the Terrestrial Paradise of all the Angels.
Hod/Netzach is the fifth dimension.
Eden in the physical body is the sex that is related to the vital body in the fourth dimension, the place where all the Monads are working.
In the Maya, Aztec, Hindu, Egyptian cultures we find all the Angels related to the elements.
In Judaism (Hebrew) they call the Angels Malachim: Malachim means "Kings and Queens of Nature." In the Sepher Yetzirah (Book of Formation) we find lots of names related to Angels.
The four elements channel the energy of the 24 Elders.
In this solar system there is one God that governs all of the moons. Our moon organizes all the forces of the whole planet in the four kingdoms (four elements).
The Monad or God that controls (in the fourth dimension) all the forces that descend into the planet Earth, above all the Angels, is Jehovah. Nobody can do anything without consent of Jehovah.
Do not confuse the Individual Jehovah Elohim of every Angel with the Lord Jehovah. Each of us has our own Jehovah Elohim.
In Buddhism we learn that each person has their own Buddha (Monad). Gautama the Buddha taught this.
We have our own particular Jesus Christ (He develops, has to be formed within each of us). Jesus of Nazareth taught this mystery.
We have also our own Moses within: will power.
The Lord Jehovah teaches about our own particular Jehovah Elohim.
The Lord Jehovah was the highest initiate of the past cosmic day.
Jehovah controls all the moons of this solar system. Jehovah controls the Positive Ray of Moon. Gabriel controls our moon (Selene). Jehovah controls all moons.
No energy reaches earth except through Jehovah.
All Angels control all the non-generated Monads.
These non-generated Monads are not Masters, but Elementals.
Monads in the process of evolution control the forces of nature under the guidance of the Angels of Yetzirah.
Every Monad is related to a Ray, and every Ray is related to the elements.
Angels do no work except under the directions of Jehovah.
Jehovah created the earth under the direction of the Elohim.
This work was through the Angels, not “by his own hands.”
When we enter into initiation, we enter into the commands of Jehovah.
The Gods punish this humanity because we destroy nature, they try to balance nature, and so many bodies must die.
The planet Earth must give birth to two more root races.
There will be many earthquakes, etc., in the last effort to help us.
This humanity mocks the Gods (Angels), and thinks that the Gods (Angels) are merely the fabrication of ancient civilizations.
But the Gods (Angels) give us the opportunity to enter into the higher worlds to meet them.
The Pennate Gods control different parts of earth; lakes, rivers, cities etc. (read The Magic of the Runes by Samael Aun Weor)
Angels of certain families gives you according to your deeds. They are doing their duty.
Everything is connected in Nature.
Jehovah Elohim works with forces of the moon.
24 Elders work with forces of the galaxy.
7 Mighty Rays work with forces of the solar system.
Jehovah works with forces of the moon.
The Monads whether self- or non-generated work under the direction of the Angels who are commanded by the Lord Jehovah.
The Monads are connected to the Rays through the three atoms; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
The Monad has these three parts connected to its Ray.
Consider an electric utensil which uses the three forces. When it is connected, then electricity passes through.
Three forces = positive, negative, neutral.
The Ray with which your Monad is connected determines how the forces are coming into your Spirit.
The different names of Hierarchies or Angels related to the 9 Heavens:
- 1st Angels
- 2nd Archangels
- 3rd Principalities
- 4th Virtues
- 5th Potencies
- 6th Dominions
- 7th Thrones
- 8th Cherubim
- 9th Seraphim
("Archangels" is used here in a different way to how we are otherwise using it. Here it is in relation to the World of Hod.)
In Kabbalah we study the 10 names of the legions/Angels or self-generated Monads.
The non-generated Monads are failures; they belong to the World of Assiah.
In Malkuth the legions are called Ischim.
- Ish = Man
- Isha = Woman
- Ischim = Plurality of Human Beings. Monads that have created the four bodies.
These Ischim are the Initiates who are commanded by their own particular individual Moses.
These are Monads that have already overcome the circle of Nahemah; adultery and fornication and all the aggregates related to this circle, lust, anger...
In the case when the Monad does not control the four elements related to the four bodies of sin, the Monad becomes a hasnamuss.
A hasnamuss is a Monad that has created the four solar bodies but did not kill the ego: a hasnamuss is an angel above (the Monad) and a demon below (the Ego).
The centaur represents this double center of gravity.
The 7 capital sins are the opposites of the 7 mighty forces.
When the Lamb does not have the 7 horns then it still has defects.
The Human Soul has to be perfect to reach even the first level of Yetzirah.
Krishnamurti was Ischim, preparing to climb to other spheres.
We create the solar bodies, eliminate the ego, and so enter into the mysteries of the nine spheres.
- Cherubim = Strong Ones (Yesod).
- Beni Elohim = Children of God.
- Elohim (have control of the mind).
- Malachim (in the world of Tiphereth).
- [Above all: Chaioth ha Kadosh: The Four Holy Creatures.]
This is the scale that Jacob saw when dreaming: the Ladder to Heaven.
The Chaioth ha Kadosh are the Seraphim of Christianity, these are beings that prepare themselves to enter into the World of Briah, Cosmocreators.
Nirvana is related to all these levels where Angels are trying to perfect themselves.
The Invocation of Solomon calls all the powers of the four worlds of Kabbalah, invoking all legions of Divinity in accordance to your Ray to perform your magical work.
In Netzach: (Mind) we find Hermetic magic, of Hermes, Mercury. The way we work in secrecy to help others, using the forces of the Elohim for the many. Build Solar Mind.
In Hod (Astral) we find Natural magic - ritualistic, sharing the forces. This is Emotional, the rituals of all religions. We find rituals in all religions; this is the way we share these forces. We need to awaken the forces of the Monad. The highest type of magic is when the Innermost is acting through it.
In Yesod (Vital body) we find Sexual Magic - the Secret of Secrets.
The Monad has to work in all these three forms of magic according to the Order of Melchizedeck.
The highest initiates can control the elements and even have to go into the earth and control the evil forces; this is a much harder work.
Any Angel has its powers in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives power to every single Monad.
In Hod we also have ceremonial magic, the Transubstantiation, the Eucharist, the Last Supper of Jesus: a powerful magical ceremony.
But for this it is necessary to be skillful in sexual transmutation.
The energy of the Holy Spirit controls Nature.
Angels with the power of the Holy Spirit can control the elements.
We work with the energy of the Holy Spirit to be born again, to be born in different spheres.
In Hermetic magic we have Theurgy; it is possible to even materialise the Angels in the physical world, as for instance in the work of the Great Initiate Iamblicus.
The ego performs Necromancy - the invocations of demons - utilising the forces of the infradimensions.
As soon as we are in chastity, the Angels according to your Hierarchal Ray are helping you.
Lots of practices do not work because we do not deserve the results.
Many priests in many religions perform rituals and there are no forces present because they do not transmute the sexual energy.
To be able to invoke, we have to work with sexual transmutation.
We perform the Conjuration of the Four to get the positive side of the elements.
There is a good mantra to start with, to develop intuition, which awakens the doors for the Monad to guide you. Om Masi Padme Hum opens the chakra of the heart. (see “Revolution of Beelzebub” by Samael Aun Weor).
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