The Goddess, the Eternal Feminine, and the Spiritual Potential of Women
With infinite joy I see many sisters of the international Gnostic movement gathered here.
Certainly, the female element, duly organized, could not be missing in this great event with worldwide repercussions...
The woman is the eternal love that flows and beats in everything that is, in everything that has been, and in everything that will be.
The pyramids of Egypt were never without a woman, since she was the vestal that initiated the great masters.
The temple of Delphi was never without a woman. We still seem to see her seated in the form of the Pythoness, back in the country of Greece. She predicted great events that would inevitably take place.
I am reminded of the case of Alexander the Great, the great conqueror of the world, the one who united Europe and Asia under his scepter, in the form of a great empire. Let us remember the "Gordian knot"; many Pythoness of Delphi in a state of ecstasy challenged the wisest men to untie that knot. None could. There was only one, who was Alexander the Great: he approached that knot, drew his sword and cut it into pieces. The Delphic priestesses embraced him saying, "You will conquer the world!" and certainly Alexander the Great conquered it...
See how throughout time the woman has guided the course of the centuries.
In the ancient Egypt of the pharaohs, the woman, become Cleopatra, taught the crowds. The Cleopatras of the Elephantine Island, in the Nile, made their words resound before the fire to teach the people. Let us remember the woman become a priestess of Thebes: the torches burned while she spoke to the crowds. A mummy of one was found many years ago and brought to the Western world. She was put into that great giant ship, which existed many years ago (a huge ship), and with great pain that ship went to the bottom of the sea. Unquestionably, that mummy possessed extraordinary powers, as great as those possessed by the women of the Elephantine Island, as formidable as those possessed by the Pythonesses of Delphi, as solemn as those powers possessed by the druid priestesses.
So, throughout the centuries the woman has shone beautifully.
The eternal feminine seethes and throbs in everything that is, in everything that has been, and in everything that will be. The great Alaya of the universe shines in each precious stone, in each tree and in each cosmos...
The eternal feminine is worshiped as Isis in the land of the pharaohs. She is worshiped as Astarte in the land of Persia. She is worshiped on the island of Crete with the grandiose name of Cybele. She is deeply revered in the Greek land under the name of Ceres...
I still remember those moments in which the Greek priest taught before the stone of Ceres, brought from some distant place. I still remember the precise memory in which the priests of Sais taught the people before the ancient gaze of the black virgin...
The woman has shone as a goddess and as a human. She carries the Horus child in her arms. Now she sings to him deliciously in his cradle, waiting for the morrow.
The woman, the eternal feminine, is a sunderable principle from the eternal masculine principle. God himself, with all of his greatness, splits asunder in order to become a woman.
The word Elohim (אלהים) also comes into my memory. Elohim (אלהים) created the world. The earth was created by Elohim (אלהים)... The Hebrew word Elohim (אלהים) means “goddesses and gods”. Thus, the word Elohim אלהים means the creator gods and goddesses of the universe. Elohim אלהים is formed from the words El אל masculine and Elah אלה feminine together. Elohim (אלהים) is El אל God and Elah אלה, Goddess, a feminine word, while Im ים is a masculine plural ending.
Any religion where there are no goddesses is half atheist, because Elohim (אלהים) is gods and goddesses...
So, it is absurd to suppose that only the male can reach the intimate self-realization of the Being. It is incongruous to think that only men can become Christified. In the name of truth we will say that if Elohim (אלהים) means goddesses and gods, then women have the same rights as men. Women can also reach Christification. They can reach as high as the male. The man can never be more than the woman, nor is the woman more than the man. If the man can incarnate the Christ in his intimate nature, the woman also has the same right...
I know Christified women. I have seen them. I am friends with them.
There is one who lives in old Europe. She shines due to her beauty. She has the intimate Christ inside her. She is of the Celtic race. She is a resurrected, immortal lady.
I know another, too, of the circle of cognizant humanity that operates on the different superior centers of the Being. She is an immortal druid, too.
So the concept that only men can reach Christification is false, because god is also a goddess, a woman.
In the name of truth I have to say, emphatically, that if Elohim shone through the Cleopatras of the Elephantine Island, that if Elohim shone through the vestals of Egypt and Persia, Greece, Rome and Syracuse, then Elohim also shines gloriously through the women of every time and age, and through the mother who cradles her child in her arms.
So in the name of the truth I have to say that women have the same rights as men, that men are never more than women, even if they pretend to be...
The universal feminine principle shines in every stone, in the singing bed of every stream, in a delicious mountain full of trees, in all of nature. The feminine principle shines in all of nature, in the bird that flies taciturn and returns to its nest to lull its children to sleep; in the fish that glides in the depths of the stormy sea, among the most terrible beasts of nature.
We also see the universal feminine principle even in plants, in flowers; there we find the male and female organs, in the stamens and pistils.
The feminine principle shines in the stars, since they have masculine and feminine polarities together; and those rays of the eternal feminine, coming from the most distant stars, nestle in the heart of every woman who has shone with the dissolution of the ego and Christification.
So in the name of the truth we cannot help but feel admiration for the eternal feminine. God himself splits asunder, turned into a goddess, a woman, nestled with his love in the heart of the solar system.
The eternal feminine is the seat from which all life arises: at the dawn of the mahamanvantara, the logos makes chaotic matter fertile, makes the womb of the virgin-mother (of the eternal feminine) shine, so that life arises among the chaos, within the great womb of the universe...
So, there is no reason for the women of the Gnostic movement to feel sad or depressed, assuming that they only serve as vehicles for men who want to become Christified.
Really, they have the same right and reach the same heights...
If the woman is the vehicle for the man, through which he can become Christified, I must also tell you Gnostic sisters, that the man is the instrument, the mediating vehicle through which each one of you can reach Christification.
The columns "J" and "B" [Jakin and Boaz] of every temple are also present in the heart-temple; the male and female columns are not too close and not too far: there is a space between them so that light can pass between them.
The eternal feminine shines not only in that which has no name, not only in the universal spirit of life, not only in the stars that attract and repel each other (according to the law of polarities), but also shines within of the atom: within the ions, within the electrons, within the protons, in the most infinitesimal particles of all that vibrates and throbs in creation.
The eternal feminine, makes wonderful compass with the eternal masculine, to create and create again. The eternal feminine is God himself turned into a mother, a goddess who works intensively in this creation. The eternal feminine is the ray that awakens the sleeping consciousness of men...
The time has come for each woman to raise the torch of her word with her right hand to illuminate the path of men. With deep pain I have to say that men walk the line of entropy, that is, they walk in a downward, devolutionary path. The time has come for women to extend their right hand to men to lift them up, to regenerate them, to make something distinct out of them, something different.
The time has come for women to comprehend that in these times, the masculine element is in devolution. The time has come for women to fight intensively to regenerate men. Thus, women have a great role to play in this age of Aquarius, which is to regenerate the decadent masculine element.
In the name of the truth I have to say that love is the foundation of the intimate self-realization of the Being.
A perfect marriage is the union of two beings: one who loves more, another who loves better.
Love is the best religion accessible to the human species.
For there to be love, there needs to be affinity of thoughts, affinity of feelings, identical concerns.
The kiss comes to be, precisely, like a mystical consecration of two souls, eager to express in a sensitive way what they internally live. The sexual act becomes the consubstantiation of love in the psychophysiological reality of our nature.
Love, in itself, is an outpouring, an energetic emanation from the depths that we have inside, in our consciousness.
Observe, for example, an old man in love: those forces that flow from the intimate depths make the endocrine glands of the entire organism vibrate intensively, and these intensify their hormonal production; such hormones circulate through the blood vitalizing the entire physical body. Thus, the old man regenerates, rejuvenates, vitality shines in him.
Obviously, love is great in itself... to love, how great it is to love. Only great souls can and know how to love!...
For there to be love, there needs to be absolute affinity of feeling.
Love, in itself, is the height of wisdom; love cannot be defined, because then it is disfigured.
In the lands of the East, monuments are never raised to heroes, to men, but to women who know how to love. The eternal feminine is worshiped with various eastern names. She is the Hindu Shakti. She is the Divine Mother Kundalini. She is precisely the Word in its universal feminine aspect. In the East, love is appreciated more, much more than merely intellectual theories.
The priestesses of Japan, the women of love, were never desecrated there. They were considered very sacred.
In the world of ancient Greece, the vestals were always respected by all men, because, truly, they, themselves, were the priestesses of love.
God, in his feminine aspect, is the adorable Isis, the chaste Diana, and is also the great Alaya of the universe. God, as the feminine aspect of himself is the womb of all this creation. Indeed, the worlds would never have emerged from the chaos, from the great Alaya, if previously the eternal feminine had not existed. The goddess-mother, the universal womb, shines deep among the chaos.
The woman, in herself, has all the powers and attributes of the divine; the woman, in herself, must help the man.
The time has come to understand that the eternal feminine is the greatest power in this universe. The time has come to understand the state of transcendent and transcendental receptivity that women possess, namely, that intuition, that capacity that she has to perceive the truth directly for herself and without so many theories.
The time has come to understand that next to column "J" is column "B".
The time has come to understand that, within the atom, the masculine and feminine principles (ions and electrons) are organized and agitated intensively.
The eternal feminine, “the Goddess-mother, is the soul of the universe" as Plato said; she is the anima-mundi, crucified on the planet Earth.
The midnight sun lives in love with the woman; the midnight sun, the logos, loves the woman. She is Urania-Venus, the one who has the book of wisdom in her hands; she is precisely the vestal that is between the two columns in the Egyptian temple; she is the wife of the Third Logos...
Comprehending these principles, we (the men) must revere women, worship women, because without women we could not reach the intimate self-realization of the Being.
The feminine Yoni is represented by the Holy Grail, by the cup of Hermes and Solomon. It is, this delicious chalice, from which Christ drank at the last supper...
At this moment the memory or reminiscence of Abraham comes to me. It is said that when he returned from the defeat of the kings (because he fought against Sodom and Gomorrah), he found a great military fortress (in that place, later, Jerusalem, the beloved city of the prophets, came to be built). The legends of the centuries say that Abraham paid tithes and first fruits to Melchizedek, king of Salem. So, it was there that Abraham found Melchizedek, the genie of the earth. Melchizedek, after having celebrated the Gnostic unction, precisely with Abraham and his people, gave Abraham the Holy Grail, that wonderful silver chalice from which Christ drank at the Last Supper.
The chalice vividly represents the feminine Yoni, and for this reason it is worthy of veneration.
Through the centuries that chalice ended up in the hands of the Queen of Sheba. After a while, that lady, carrying such a precious relic, arrived in Jerusalem; she subjected King Solomon to different tests. One of them was, which I had to clarify, from a group of 25 young people, who were men and women. Those young people who came with the Queen of Sheba were similarly dressed; they were equally made up, arranged; They were of similar ages and it was difficult to define which were male and which were female... That wise king ordered those young people to wash their hands; and in the way they washed their hands he was able to know who were men and which were women, thus the great king emerged victorious. He received the precious jewel from the Queen of Sheba.
And when the great martyr of Calvary celebrated the last supper, it is said that such relic shone on the sacred table. In that relic Jesus drank the wine of wisdom; Therefore, the martyr of Calvary used the blessed chalice at the last supper.
When he was crucified, the earth shook. And Nicodemus (who was a wise senator of ancient Rome) collected in the blessed chalice the blood that flowed from the wounds of the adorable... He then kept the chalice in a secret place, in his house, underground; and he also hid the spear with which Longinus wounded the lord's side (wonderful phallic symbol).
When the Roman police raided the house of the great senator, indeed and truthfully, they found neither the chalice nor the spear. And that illustrious man was locked up in prison for many years.
When he got out of prison (with the chalice and the spear) he went in search of the Gnostic-Christians in the august Rome of the Caesars. But, indeed and truthfully, he could not last long in that place because Nero had started the persecution against our Gnostic ancestors; because it was the Gnostics who were thrown into the circus of Rome, to the circuses of wild beasts; It was the Gnostics who were persecuted, the Gnostics of the catacombs, the Gnostics who were devoured by lions...
The great Roman senator with the chalice in his right hand and the spear, left for the shores of the Mediterranean towards Catalonia (Spain). One night, in visions, he, that colossus saw an angel approaching him; That divinity told him: "That chalice has great power, because in that chalice the blood of the savior of the world is found, bury it there!" And he showed him the mountain of Catalonia (Spain), a place where there was a truly wonderful temple.
Nicodemus obeyed; And that blessed chalice (symbol of the female sexual organ) together with the phallic spear, was hidden in the marvelous temple of Montserrat, in the transcendent castle of Montsalvat...
Thus, dear Gnostic sisters who are attending today, it is good to comprehend what the Holy Grail is. The time has come to understand that without the blessed chalice (from which the divine rabbi of Galilee drank), it is not possible for men to achieve absolute Christification.
The time has come to understand that in every temple of the followers of the fraternity of the universal inner light, the Holy Grail always shines. It would be inconceivable that the Holy Grail was missing from the temple of some adept of the great light. Since in the Holy Grail is the manna of the desert, with which the Israelites ate for forty years.
In the ark of the alliance, inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple of Solomon, the gomer or sacred vessel was always enclosed, containing, precisely, the manna of the desert.
There, within the ark of the covenant was also not missing, Aaron's rod and the tablets of the law...
The Elohim who guarded that precious ark, touched each other with their wings and found themselves, precisely, in the state of the man and the woman during the sacred copulation.
When King Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers invaded the sanctum sanctorum, horrified they said: "Is this your god that you worshiped so much, the Iod-Havah of hosts?..." Obviously those people did not understand what the great arcanum is...
Thus, in the name of the truth, I will say that the eternal feminine also shines within the sanctum sanctorum, it shines in everything created, it shines in everything that is, has been and will be...
With great joy I am inaugurating today (1976), precisely, this female Gnostic congress; It is with great joy that I begin the august works of these beloved ladies.
Certainly, in this era of the water carrier, women have a specific, defined mission to fulfill, in the name of truth we will say that women, those of holy predestination, can lift men towards the regions of the light.
It is through the substance of love that the woman can redeem man, how she illuminates and leads her man to integral transformation.
The woman, the eternal feminine, envelops the entire planet with her glances of light. She, the ineffable, she, always representing the maternal principle, helps her man and leads him wisely to his own self-realization.
The woman, as a mother, raises her children; she gives them food, she clothes them, she nourishes them with her wise advice; she, as a maternal principle, representing the eternal feminine, leads them to the age of maturity.
Much later in time, when we remember our eternal little mother, the eternal feminine who helped us so much, we can only prostrate ourselves on the ground to adore the mother-goddess of the world.
If she has the power to form a child in her womb; if she has power to bring him into existence and nourish him and raise him up, if she has the power to transform her husband spiritually through sexual regeneration, she also has the power to cooperate in the great cause: to help the Gnostic Church and the Gnostic movement in general in a loving manner.
One is filled with joy when contemplating these beautiful ladies working feverishly to help humanity. One is filled with joy when seeing them making us host-bread or making us the eucharist-wine, with the sole intention of helping the solar logos in his feverish work with nature.
Love is what is fundamental, and the woman is love. Love is wisdom, and in the woman shines the brilliance of love and the sacred fire of wisdom.
Thus, we expect from women an increasingly intense work, with the purpose of making the Gnostic Congress (1976) a great event; We expect the best cooperation from women so that the Holy Gnostic Church can shine blazingly throughout the universe.
The woman, whether we symbolize her with the chaste Diana, or that we represent her with the beautiful Helen of Troy, or with the Gioconda of Leonardo da Vinci, is the fundamental cause of all our longings.
Within her is the basic impulse that can lead us to regeneration, and in her is the wonderful force that can transform us and make us true Elohim in the most transcendental sense of the word. She, whether we call her Minerva as wisdom, or Isis as love, the truth is that she encloses within herself the manna of the desert with which the holy gods are fed.
Blessed woman, in the flame of the brazen serpent of the nocturnal and profound sky of the desert we invoke thee!
Blessed woman, without thee, we men are worthless!
May peace be with you, ineffable women!
Samael Aun Weor has spoken for you!
An Instructor's Elaboration on the Lecture
Quotes from scriptures of kabbalah with commentary by a gnostic instructor (between parenthesis), as an elaboration on the lecture by Samael Aun Weor.
(The alchemical meaning of the two witnesses of the book of Revelation, which the book of Zohar calls the (מחזה Mechezeh) seers Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל).
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod (the letter Vav ו, the womb of the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה): and the angel (VeAzael ועזאל) stood, saying, Rise (your Kundalini), and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles (those who desecrate Aza עזא through the orgasm of the beasts): and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
And I will give power unto my two witnesses (Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל), and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These (Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל) are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These (Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל) have power to shut heaven, that it rains not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them (through the orgasm of the beasts). And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and (Mitzrahimah מצרימה) Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.” - Revelation 11: 1-12
The alchemical meaning of the letters of the (מחזה Mechezeh) seers Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל is as follows:
The shape of the letter Ayin ע of Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל contains an opened letter Nun נ (fish in Aramaic), symbol of spermatozoids and ovums that swim in the sexual creative fluids of Shaddai שדי and Elah-Yam אלה-ים, the sea Goddess, who control the letter Ayin ע, symbol of the feminine or masculine genital fluids. Through the two letters Zayin ז (one that protrudes above the open letter Nun נ and the other that follows it) the testicles or ovaries are connected to the pituitary and pineal glands, which are the Ayinim עינים or spiritual eyes within the male or female brain. So, the letter Zayin ז that protrudes from the letter Ayin ע, is a symbol of the sexual potency; so, the letter Zayin זין that protrudes from the letter Ayin ע relates to the female clitoris or to the male penis.
The two letters Zayin זין (one above the open letter Nun נ and the other that follows it) of Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל is the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it corresponds to the mysteries of the Shabbath שבת, the seventh day of creation, where:
Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה
“A mist goes up as Manna from the earth ואד יעלה מן־הארץ (the earth, our physicalities); and watered the whole face (the head) of HaAdamah האדמה, the ground (our physicalities).” – Genesis 2: 6
Which refers to the sexual desires experienced by the female (polarity, the Aza עזא of Yesod יסוד, sex, which is the Daleth ד of Ad אד, in the genitalia of Adamah אדמה, our physicality) towards the male (polarity, the pituitary and pineal glands (which are the Ayinim עינים or spiritual eyes within the male or female brain). The male polarity connects the Yam ים or cerebral-spinal-fluid, the sea of marrow, the brain with the letter Vav ו, the heart, the blood, the Dam דם of Adam אדם, through the letter Lamed ל of VeAzael ועזאל)." - Zohar
Now the origin of the letter Zayin זין, symbol of the female clitoris or the male penis is as follows:
“And Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים caused a deep sleep to fall upon HaAdam האדם (the letter Vav ו, the brain and heart), and (he, the letter Vav ו) slept (VeYishen ויישן): and he took (VeYkach ויקח) one of his ribs (the letter Zayin זין) and closed up (VeYsager ויסגר) the flesh instead thereof.” - Genesis 2: 21
“And HaAdam האדם said, this (Zath זאת) is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: for this (Zath זאת) shall be called female (Ishah אשה), because this (Zath זאת, that contains the letter Zayin ז and Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה) was taken out of male (Yish איש). – Genesis 2: 23
(So, this (Zath זאת) correspond to the letter Zayin ז and Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה, which is Elah-Yam אלה-ים, the sea Goddess, Chavah חוה, in the genitalia, whose power is in the letter Zayin זין, symbol of the female clitoris or the male penis; this is why:)
“And HaAdam האדם (through the pituitary and pineal glands, which are the Ayinim עינים or spiritual eyes within the male or female brain) called his (genitalia) wife's name Eve, Chavah חוה; because she (the open letter Nun נ (fish in Aramaic) of the letter Ayin ע symbolizes the male or female spermatozoid or ovum respectively, therefore, Chavah חוה) is the mother of all living, Chai חי.” – Genesis 3: 20
(Obviously, the two letters Zayin ז (one above the open letter Nun נ and the other that follows it) in Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל relate to the two sexual polarities that are represented by two ganglionic cords that are rooted in the ovaries or testicles which are connected to the pituitary and pineal glands, which are the Ayinim עינים or spiritual eyes within the male or female brain.
Now, it is written:)
“And (in the spinal medulla, which is in the middle of the (מחזה Mechezeh) seers Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל, that is the letter Vav ו, the womb of the goddess) Elah-Yam אלה-ים, created Ath-HaAdam את־האדם (within her womb with the power of Mi מי, Yam ים in reverse, the cerebral-spinal-fluid, the sea of marrow, the brain). In his image with her image (בצלמו בצלם) Elohim אלהים created him with her אתו; male and female created them (Athem אתם).” – Genesis 1: 27
(The shape of the letter Aleph א of Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל contains them (Athem אתם in Hebrew). So, Athem אתם clearly shows the letter Aleph א and Tav ת of Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה, likewise, the letter Aleph א and Mem final ם of Adam אדם). The upper letter י Iod = 10, and the lower letter י Iod = 10, in the right and left sides of the letter ו Vav = 6 of the letter Aleph א, make the addition of 26, which is also the value of the divine name, Iod-Havah יהוה, the Tetragrammaton.
The right upper letter י Iod symbolizes the upper waters, HaYam הים, the sea, or cerebral-spinal-fluid, controlled by El-HaYam אל-הים, the sea God. The left lower letter י Iod symbolizes the lower waters, Yam ים, the sea, or fluids of our genitalia, controlled by Elah-Yam אלה-ים, the sea Goddess.
The Zohar call these two female polarities Aza עזא, whereas, the two male polarities are call Azael עזאל, because the letter Lamed ל connects Tiphereth, the heart, the letter Vav ו of VeAzael ועזאל, with the pituitary and pineal glands, which are the Ayinim עינים or spiritual eyes within the male or female brain.
Behold the mystery of Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל, which the book of Revelation addresses as the two witnesses or the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.)
Therefore, “And (in the Vav ו, the womb of the sea Goddess, which is between Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל), Elah-Yam אלה-ים, (her Iod י) said, Let us make Adam אדם in our image, after our likeness,” has another and altogether different interpretation and meaning has been given of these words by the learned of former times, and is as follows:
They apply them (to Athem אתם, which clearly shows Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה and the letter Mem final ם, symbol of the creative waters of the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים) as spoken by ministering seers (who represent the two ganglionic cords) who (are called, “my two witnesses and the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth”), endowed with a (sexual) knowledge (Daath דעת) both of the past, the present and future, foresaw that Adam אדם would fall (into Klipoth from the Vav ו, the womb of the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים) and therefore they opposed his creation.
Furthermore, at the moment (when in the Vav ו, the womb of the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה) Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה or creative feminine Logos (her left lower Iod י) said to (the right upper Iod י of him) the Holy One: “Let us make Adam אדם in our image, after our likeness,” the (מחזה Mechezeh) seers Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל (who represent the lower left and upper right letters Iod י of the letter Aleph א) objected and said:
Why create Adam אדם (in the Vav ו, the womb of the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה) since thou foresee that he (as the brain) will sin and break thy law, along with the woman (the genital fluid) who will be formed from the passive light called darkness, as HaAdam האדם from the active light (the cerebral spinal fluid)?
Then spoke (the sea Goddess, Elah-Yam אלה-ים, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה) Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה and said in reply to them (Athem אתם):
Through woman, against whom ye object, shall ye yourselves (as the two witnesses and the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth) fall and lose your glory and state, as it is written:
Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל, Adonis and the sea Goddess , Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, HaElah-Yam האלה-ים
“And (the Bodhisattvas of past cosmic days, through the two letters Iod יי of Ayinim עינים, their pituitary and pineal “spiritual eyes” within the sea of marrow, their brain, which are the two ganglionic cords, called) the sons (or Beni HaElohim בני־האלהים, which are two olive branches that emerge from the genital fluids of Shaddai שדי and the sea Goddess) HaElah-Yam האלה-ים (named in the Zohar, the (מחזה Mechezeh) seers Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל) saw (with their spiritual vision, מחזה Mechezeh), Ath-Benoth, the daughters of HaAdam את-בנות האדם (the Valkyries of Geburah), were (physically) fair and they took them wives of all which they chose.” – Genesis 6: 2
"The ones, who see the vision (Hebrew Mechezeh מחזה) of Shaddai שדי are (the Beni HaElohim בני־האלהים of Hod הוד, which are the two olive branches that emerge from the genital fluids of Shaddai שדי and the sea Goddess, HaElah-Yam האלה-ים) as we explained. Therefore, they were punished, and they were punished above (in the brain), and they were called 'seers,' as it is written:
“And (the Vav ו, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה, which is the branch, the heart, that emerges from there, from the two, saw that) "the light מול מחזה (from the left) was against El-light אל־מחזה (from the right; three seers) in three ranks” –1 Kings 7: 5
(The two lights from the left and right) are the seers Aza and Azael, who are:
"Those who saw the vision of Shaddai שדי, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:" - Numbers 24: 4
The students of Rabbi Simeon said: Master! Were not Aza VeAzael עזא ועזאל (as the two witnesses and two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth) correct in saying that Adam אדם (in the Vav ו, the heart) through the woman (the genitalia) would sin and transgress?
To this remark Rabbi Simeon replied: It was on this account that Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה said unto them (Athem אתם):
"Before accusing them (Athem אתם) ye should see to it that ye are better and stronger and purer than they.
Adam אדם (in the Vav ו, the heart) will fall and sin by one woman (his genitalia) alone; ye (as left lower and right upper letters Iod י of Aleph א) will fall and be seduced by many. Adam אדם (in the Vav ו, the heart) will repent, but ye (as left lower and right upper letters Iod י of Aleph א) will become obdurate and hardened in your sin."
The students said again to Rabbi Simeon, since sexual desires and impulses were the cause of sin and transgression, wherefore do they exist?
Rabbi Simeon said: If the Holy One had not created a spirit of good that emanates from the active light, and spirit of evil that emanates from the passive light or darkness, Adam אדם would have been a neutral ignorant kind of being unable to distinguish and contrast things essential to mental growth and spiritual development and progress; therefore was Adam אדם created (in the Vav ו, Tiphereth, the heart with) dual in nature, endowed with sexual feelings from the left and rational functions from the right and orderly discharge of which, or otherwise, he enjoys or suffers, as it is written:
“See I have set before thee this day, Ath the life and Ath the good (את־החיים ואת־הטוב), and Ath the death and Ath the evil (ואת־המות ואת־הרע)” – Deuteronomy 30: 15
Why then, said the students, was Adam אדם thus created (in the Vav ו, Tiphereth, the heart with) with a power of choosing and determining his future? Would it not have been better to have formed him with no desires and inclinations except for the just, the true and good, and thus have avoided becoming the cause of such disturbance in heavenly regions?
Rabbi Simeon said in reply: It was necessary that Adam אדם should be created thus in order that the good law might operate and be an incentive to spiritual progress and development. Now the law in its jurisdiction operates in two ways in the dispensation of justice, promising rewards to the righteous and decreeing punishment to the guilty and sinful; therefore, is it written:
“Verily there is a reward for the righteous and punishment for the wicked.”
And Adam אדם must therefore be created and adapted for the reception of these different effects, namely, rewards and penalties.
The Divine Being desires that good should prevail throughout the world, as the scripture saith:
“For thus saith Iod-Havah יהוה that created the heavens; HaElohim האלהים himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am Iod-Havah יהוה and Ain אין, there is no one else.” - Isaiah 45: 18
Furthermore, the good law is as it were a judicial robe to Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה, and if Adam אדם had been created without (ethics or) moral tendencies and with an inclination liable to be diverted to evil as well as good, then would Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה have been like a poor man without garb or raiment. The one who commits sin despoils in a manner Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה (Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה) of its robe and incurs punishment and condemnation; as on the other hand, the one who observes and practices the commandments of the law, is accounted as meritorious as one who arrays Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה with a robe or garment.
This truth is symbolized by the garment with fringes or borders (tzitzith ציצית) as it is written:
“For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.” – Exodus 22: 27
The former referring to Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה. When anyone offers up an insincere prayer, the destroying seers pursue after that one, as saith the scripture:
“Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she (Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה) dwells among the heathen (those who enjoy the orgasm of the beasts), she finds no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits (of Mi מי and Mah מה).” - Lamentations 1: 3
Therefore, we pray that:
“But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.” – Psalm 78: 38
Moreover, it is also written:
"And Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים formed Ath HaAdam את־האדם of the dust of the Manna of HaAdamah (Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה), the ground עפר מן־האדמה and breathed into his nostrils the souls of life or Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים; and HaAdam האדם became a Nephesh Chaiah נפש חיה, living soul." - Genesis 2: 7
The souls of life or Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, are the children of Israel. Here the word Vayitzer וייצר (formed) is written with two letters Iod יי, indicating that the Holy One formed (Vayitzer וייצר) HaAdam האדם with two souls, the higher and lower souls; the one divine (the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים), the other earthly (the Nephesh Chaiah נפש חיה), and impressed upon his form the divine name, יוי, expressed by the two spiritual eyes (Ayinim עינים) and the letter Vav ו between them, thus, (forming the shape of Aleph א) the numerical value of these letters Iod י, Vav ו, Iod י, is 26, which is also the value of the divine name, Iod-Havah יהוה.
It is on this account that scripture saith:
“From the top of the rocks (Tzurim צרים) I shall see Him” - Numbers 23: 9
The word Tzurim צרים (rocks) denotes also forms, so that Balaam who uttered these words, meant that in viewing the forms of Israel, he beheld and recognized the divine name.
Another comparison of Israel with this divine name is in the two tables of stone containing the law and representing two letters Iod יי, the letter Vav ו symbolizing what is written on (the male or female, spinal medulla of) them. Ath HaAdam את־האדם also in himself represents the union and blending (in the alchemical sexual act of husband and wife), together (with Ath HaShamayim VeAth HaAretz את השמים ואת הארץ) the higher and lower Schekinah שכינה, symbolized by the repeating of the Shema שמע (listen), morning and evening.
The union of the two natures in HaAdam האדם is also referred to in the words:
“This (Zayin Ath זאת Zath, Eve, Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Chavah חוה, is also Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה) is Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” – Genesis 2: 23
We also read that Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים planted Ath HaAdam את־האדם, that is, (the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, or the children of) Israel, in the sacred garden of Eden, as it is written:
“And Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים took Ath HaAdam את־האדם and put him in the garden of Eden” – Genesis 2: 15
Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים; who is (Jah יה), the heavenly father and mother; “Garden, Gan גן” the lower Schekinah שכינה; “in Eden עדן,” the heavenly mother Schekinah שכינה; “Ath HaAdam את־האדם,” the middle column of the sephirotic tree of life; from which was formed his wife, and who being his delight (Eden עדן) should never be separated from him.
It was then that the Holy One planted (or breathed into the nostrils of Adam אדם, the souls of life or the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים of) Israel, who are the holy branches of the world, or, in other words, a (solar) race purer and better than those that had formerly existed; as it is written,
“(IF) thy people also shall be all righteous (chaste): they (their Yirshu יירשו, the two letters Iod יי) shall inherit the earth (Aretz ארץ) forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands (Iodi ידי, my two letters Iod יי; the first Iod י above in Iod-Havah יהוה, the second Iod י below, since the tenth letter correspond to the tenth sephirah Malkuth), that I may be glorified.” - Isaiah 60: 21
“And out of the ground made Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; and the tree of life (VeOtz Chayim ועץ החיים) also (with the two letters Iod יי) and the tree of knowledge (VeOtz Daath ועץ הדעת) of good and evil, in the midst of the garden (the letter Vav ו, the spinal medulla).” – Genesis 2: 9
“Iod-Havah Elohim יהוה אלהים” denoting the celestial (Jah יה) father and mother; “every tree that is pleasant to the sight,” the Chaste; and “good for food,” the letter Vav ו or middle column consisting of the sephiroth Kether, Daath, Tiphereth, Yesod and Malkuth, and from which proceed those stores of food by which the righteous are sustained and which, when mankind becomes purified and enlightened, will contribute to the life of the world.
Then will everyone (who is not a fornicator but chaste) take (from the Vav ו, the spinal medulla and the two letters Iod יי, the two witnesses or the two olive trees, of the letter Aleph א) the tree of life (VeOtz HaChayim ועץ החיים) in the midst (of their letter Vav ו, the spinal medulla) of the garden (their physicality) and eat and live forever more.” - Genesis 3:22
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil symbolizes (the Ruach רוח, the thinking soul, of) those whose intellectual faculties are directed only to phenomenal objects that can be seen and handled, and by whom the presence and operation of Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה in their nature (their letter Vav ו, the spinal medulla) in the life of nations and in the Nephesh נפש, the animal soul of (the children of the fallen Adam לבני־אדם שנפל themselves) are unrecognized and ignored; and thus it will be until the times of error and darkness pass away; then will they also (with objective reasoning) become proselytes of the divine life of whom it will be said:
“Iod-Havah יהוה alone (in their Ruach רוח, as objective reasoning) is their leader and there is no strange god in their midst (of their letter Vav ו, their spinal medulla).” - Deuteronomy 32: 12
Then, human nature transformed and enlightened and purified, mankind will become as a tree that (as inside as well as outside), in its stately form and beauty, is pleasant to the sight.
The tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil occasioned (the souls of life or Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, named the children of) Israel to fall into error which they should have avoided and remembered the divine command admonishing them:
“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 die the death.” - Genesis 2: 17
Thus, pain and penalty of spiritual death involving loss of union with the Divine, without which there can be no interior enlightenment, no spiritual development.
This command with its twice repeated warning, “thou shalt die the death מות תמות,” refers also to the (souls of life, the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, named) children of Israel who endured two great calamities, the destruction of the first and second temples (which means) the loss of the higher and lower Schekinah שכינה or manifestation of the Divine presence in their midst (of their letter Vav ו, their spinal medulla), as expressed and typified in the words:
“And (HaMayim המים) the waters (Mi מי and Mah מה through the orgasm of the beasts) shall fail from the sea (מהים), thus (through the orgasm of the beasts) the river shall be wasted and dried up.” - Isaiah 19: 5
Which then became resolved in Ain Soph, the Boundless One, (Urania-Venus אוראניה נוגה, Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה) whence it emanated at first.
This aridity or state of dryness will not however continue always, for when (the souls of life, the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, named children of) Israel comes out of captivity (from Malkuth) then will the river that was dried up and wasted go forth again out of (the upper) Eden to water the garden (Gan גן, the lower Ath את, the Schekinah שכינה), and divine knowledge (Daath דעת, Gnosis) cover the earth (Malkuth) as the waters (Mi מי and Mah מה of Mitzrahimah מצרימה) cover the seas.
This recurrence and reappearance of the Divine Presence amongst mankind is mystically referred to in the words:
“Then shalt thou delight thyself in Iod-Havah יהוה; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth and feed thee with the heritage (the souls of life, the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, named children of Israel) of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Iod-Havah יהוה has spoken it.” - Isaiah 58: 14
The word Anag ענג (delight or joy) in this passage of scripture is composed of the initial letters of “Eden עדן,” Nahar נהר (river), and Gan גן (garden, is preceded by two letters Tav תת, which indicates two physicalities). Then also shall be accomplished and fulfilled the words of scripture:
“Then Moses (the causal body of Tiphereth, the human soul) and (the souls of life, the Neshamoth Chayim נשמת חיים, named) the children of Israel shall sing" - Exodus 15: 1
Not sang, as generally translated, for error and idolatry symbolized by Pharaoh and his hosts (of black magicians of Netzach נצח, the mind) will (again) be destroyed and pass away forever. Furthermore (about the two letters Tav תת, which indicates two physicalities), we read:
“And a river (Nahar נהר) went out of Eden (Eden עדן) to water the garden (Gan גן); and from thence it was parted and became into four heads.”- Genesis 2: 10 - Zohar
Master Samael Aun Weor stated:
“The name of the first is Pison פישון: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.” – Genesis 2: 11, 12
The land of Havilah is our own physical body, and the gold of this land is the solar atoms from our seminal system—that is to say, the semen’s potable gold.
“And the name of the second river is Gihon גיחון: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Ethiopia.” – Genesis 2: 13
This second river is the cerebrospinal fluid, which is the other pole of our seminal system. With it we encompass the whole land of Ethiopia—that is to say, the whole of our head and throat, since we form the brain and throat with the cerebrospinal fluid.
“And the name of the third river is Hiddekel חדקל: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates הוא-פרת.” - Genesis 2: 14
The river that goes toward the east of Assyria and the river Euphrates are the two poles of the woman’s seminal system. Therefore, the woman is towards the east of us, because she is the door of Paradise, and this door is always towards the east.
Eden is sex itself. Thus, the Tree of Life is within Eden itself.” – Samael Aun Weor