Ouranon Poreuomenon, the Vertical Path to heaven
Poreuomenon is a Greek word derived from poreuomai, meaning “propelled, depart, transfer, to pursue the journey on which one has already entered, to continue on one's journey, to go beyond physical life, to follow somebody, that is: to become his devotee; to lead or order one's life.”
Ouranon is translated as Uranus so Gnostically, the title Ouranon Poreuomenon means “to ascend to heaven” or “ascension to heaven.”
In Kabbalistic terminology, heaven is - in the first instance - the psychological side of the Kosmos Human; although it is within the physical body (Malkuth), it is absolutely different and higher than it. This psychological heaven corresponds to the highest parts of the three-dimensional visible “heaven,” which is the planet’s atmosphere. Thus the psychological heaven does not belong to the physical earth.
When we read about the ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1: 9-11 regarding how He went to heaven, we read in Greek “Ouranon Poreuomenon” - Ouranon or Uranus meaning heaven and Poreuomenon which means a psychological initiatic development that the Initiate has undertaken. This means that the Bodhisattva - through initiation - went to a place where no believer can go; the Bodhisattva went to those spheres that in Kabbalah are named Sephiroth within the world of Yetzirah, that are hidden from the eyes of the flesh or to that which is earthly, tridimensional. Here the Bodhichitta is developed by ascending to his “Adytum,” which in Latin means “the Holy of Holies,” through the development of his Kosmic inheritance through the nine heavens.
Ouranon or Uranus is translated in Greek as “Heaven,” so according to Greek Mythology, Uranus was the father of Saturn (Binah). You see in the Tree of Life that Saturn is related with Binah, and Binah is an emanation of Chokmah, which in the Tree of Life is related with the zodiac and with the planet Uranus.
So in other words, when you read about the ascension of Jesus in the Bible, this ascension is written in Greek as “Ouranon Poreuomenon,” which means “the ascension into the heaven of Chokmah (Uranus).” This is why in the Nicene Creed it is stated:
He was made man (Ishim); and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate (the mind); he suffered and was buried; and on the third day he rose again according to the (Kabbalistic) Scriptures, and ascended into heaven (Ouranon – Uranus - Chokmah), and is seated at the right hand of the Father (Kether).
If you observe the Sephirah Chokmah in the Tree of Life, this is at the right side of Kether, in the Logoic Triangle related with the Three Primary Forces.
Here, there is something that we must understand: Jesus of Nazareth was an incarnation of the Cosmic Christ, the Solar Logos, Chokmah, so when he was talking, the Solar Logos was talking through him. In the Bible in John, chapter 14:6, we find that Jesus, when representing the Cosmic Christ or as a representation of the Solar Logos, said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” - John 14: 6
So, we have to study how this ascension or Poreuomenon has to be performed in each one of us, if what we want is to ascend up to heaven. Poreuomenon is the purpose of every soul on any planet; that is, to acquire the “Religare” (Latin word for Religion), which means the union (Yug in Sanskrit) with Kether (the Father who is in heaven), that union, Religare, religion, or Yug that the soul or the Buddhata wants from Malkuth (the physical world) is of course what is called ascension. We explained this ascension in different steps in the course entitled The Path of the Bodhisattva, yet here in this lecture we will synthesize it and we will point in detail in order for us to locate ourselves in the place that we are, and thus learn how to perform this Poreuomenon, this work, this vertical path, which is the path of the Bodhisattva.
As you remember, Peter is the first apostle, who according to tradition is the head of the church and the one who receives the responsibility from Jesus in order to develop his mission or in order to teach this development that Gnostically we are explaining here in different lectures. So Peter is related with the pineal gland, which is situated in middle of the brain; according to Descartes, the pineal gland is the seat of the Human Soul, and in it we find Willpower and the doors of heaven. Remember that we the Gnostics say, “our motto is Thelema”; that is Greek for “willpower.” The whole work that we have to perform is through willpower, which is under the regency of Peter. For better understanding, let me read for you what is written in Matthew 16:13-19:
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying:
Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets (here they are talking in synthesis about the law of reincarnation, because they knew that all the Prophets reincarnate).
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God (in other words, Jesus is an incarnation, an Avatar of the Cosmic Christ).
And Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jonah (this means “son of Jonah,” the Holy Spirit, because Jonah means “dove” in Hebrew; so Simon Bar Jonah means “Son of the Holy Spirit,” which is the Holy Trinity’s third component that is situated in the pineal gland. Thus, you find that Peter, the Human Soul, and the Holy Spirit are different aspects related with the pineal gland, the door of heaven): for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven (this means that Peter’s statement is not coming form this physical world but from Kether, the Father who is in heaven, and Kether is also related with the pineal gland. Remember that Kether in Hebrew means “crown,” which in Sanskrit is related with the Sahasrara Chakra, the Crown Chakra of one thousand Petals. So, behold, Kether is related with the Crown Chakra). And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. - Matthew 16:13-19
Peter has the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. These are represented by two keys: one Silver and another Golden; Gold and Silver are the metals representing the Man and the Woman. So Peter in the pineal gland through Thelema (willpower) is the one who opens the doors for us so that we can enter into Uranus (Ouranos, who according to Greek mythology is the God of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and Father of the Titans), into heaven, into the world of Chokmah.
According to Krumm-Heller, Dietrich the great theologian states that one must accomplish this ascension of Christ within all the parts of us, that is, to attain the Religare, the Yug or Union of the Mind (Man, Chitta) with Divinity (Buddhi, Chokmah, Kether), through four ways:
- To receive God (the Eucharist): transubstantiation
- Amorous Union (Sexual Magic): consubstantiation
- Filial Love (to feel oneself is a child of God): communion
- Death and Resurrection: realization
So we have to accomplish these four ways in order to perform the ascension to heaven; this is important because if we accomplish the four of them, we will attain the union, the Religare, the Yug with Kether the Father, which is our longing.
During the Gnostic Ritual we put ourselves in communication with the world of the Solar Logos, with the Egyptian "Ra," with Tum. - Samael Aun Weor
So when we talk about the Eucharist, we have to understand that this is related with the world of “Hod” and that through the bread and wine we connect ourselves to the three aspects of the Absolute (Ain, Ain Soph, Ain Soph Aur or Solar Absolute). We have to receive the Christ energy from the Ain Soph Aur through the Ray of Creation in order to charge the bread and wine in the world of Malkuth.
When we talk about the Eucharist we have to understand that the Buddhatas, the souls here in this physical world, need to be guided. Often, the disciples, the neophytes, the devotees, ask for guidance in this physical world; they want to know how to work in themselves, what to do, what steps to follow, and this is why we give lectures and instruct the different students that come into our school; nevertheless, we have to understand that the best instructor that exist in the universe is Christ, which is the Ain Soph Aur. No one can guide the soul better than the Lord. Behold here the necessity of eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Christ, which is a symbol that we accomplish when we perform the rituals of Hod, which are related with the Last Supper.
These ritualistic procedures were instituted by the Master Jesus of Nazareth before he entered into his Passion: this was the Last Supper. It is written that Master Jesus poured some drops of his own blood into the wine, as did his disciples who also poured some drops of their own blood; likewise, they placed their own flesh in the bread, of course, mixing it with the wheat, and mixing their blood with wine; this in order to unite the astral forces of Hod, of their Astral Solar Bodies, in order to accomplish a great mission for this humanity through the Eucharist. This is how it started.
This magical ritualistic element is something that was not only performed by Jesus but by many other Avatars and Masters from the past. I.e. If you read in the Old Testament, there you find how Abraham celebrated the eating of the bread and wine with the King of the Earth Melchisedeck.
For this Melchisedeck, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretations King of justice, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace. Without (earthly) Father, without (earthly) Mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God abideth a priest continually. - Hebrews 7:1-3
Melchisedeck who has neither earthly Father nor Mother celebrated the Eucharist with Abraham after the defeat of the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, according to the Old Testament.
Genesis 14:18: “And Melchisedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”
Of course this ritualistic element was repeated in different epochs and in different temples. The mixture of the flesh and blood of the great Avatars in the beginning is a ritual that extends through the Eucharist, through the bread and wine, in any religion.
It is stated that when the Master Jesus knew that he was going to be crucified and thus to leave this planet (Malkuth), he wanted to maintain the presence of his help through his disciples and through all of those souls that eventually will enter into the path, through the Eucharist, because his own essence, his own Being (a Paramarthasatya, a Being from the Absolute, the Ain) was willing to execute this great sacrifice through these vehicles. Of course, his blood was charged already with the solar force of his own inner Being, just as the blood of all of his apostles with their own Beings, and that is why by pouring the drops of blood in the wine and small particles of their own flesh in the bread, they celebrated that ceremony as a beginning for the Eucharist; that is why it is stated that indeed the apostles and Jesus shared their blood and flesh together; and from that magical ritual that they performed two thousand years ago, the Solar Logos perpetuated his help by guiding the souls through the Eucharist.
The Archangels of Hod assist us: in Spring, Raphael; in Summer, Uriel; in Autumn, Michael; in Winter, Gabriel. These Archangels are vehicles of the Ain Soph Aur; through them the Solar Force, the Cosmic Christ concurs at the Gnostic rituals in order to assist us.
The Eucharist is not a property of the Catholic Church nor of the Orthodox Church, since it was performed by many religions of the past and is still performed in many religions today.
Since the time that the astral force of the Savior of the world was mixed with the planet Earth, when through the Eucharist (when it is performed in the right way) the people eat the bread, drink the wine, and pronounce special mantras and prayers, they are indeed uniting their psyche to the Solar Logos, to the Solar Absolute, to the AIN (the place or indwelling of the Paramarthasatyas). Remember that Jesus of Nazareth belongs to the AIN.
So, when the Eucharist is celebrated, there must be a Priest and a Priestess. The Priest and the Priestess become channels from the world of the Ain Soph Aur to the world of Malkuth, and through them the force of the Logos (that worked through the Master Aberamentho and his Apostles) enters and charges the bread and wine that the disciples drink and eat; thus, this is how the Solar Logos enters into the organisms of those initiates and guides them on the path of self-realization. For this, those celebrants must be serious in the work, because the Logos only enters in order to help, in order to guide the souls.
So it is impossible to attain the self-realization without the Eucharist. This is why it was celebrated and instituted not only by Jesus but by all the Avatars in the past. The Gnostics know that the Eucharist is something important, because it is through Hod, through the magical work of Hod, which is the world of the Son (Beni-Elohim), that we receive immediate assistance in this world of Malkuth. Remember that we stated in other lectures that we need to build the vehicle of the Lord inside of us; such a vehicle of the Lord is called Astral Body.
This is a true saying, if any one desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if one does not know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) - 1 Timothy, chapter 3: 1-5
The sexual act is the real consubstantiation of love in the tremendous psycho‑physical reality of our nature. – Samael Aun Weor
The Essence of Master Jesus, that is, the essence of the Cosmic Christ, incarnated in all the Avatars, enters into us and transforms itself into the seed, the sexual seed, the semen that we have to transmute. This is why the second aspect of this ascension that we must perform is called Amorous Union, in other words, the sexual act, sexual magic that is called “consubstantiation.” Therefore, the Priest and the Priestess that perform the transubstantiation, the Eucharist, must be, of course, in chastity; they must transmute the sexual force in the sexual act. This is why it is stated that the Priest or the Priestess must be married; this is how the priesthood was instituted in the past by Master Jesus. All the apostles and followers of Master Jesus were married; they were not single.
However, when a Master is already resurrected and has all of the solar bodies within, he or she can perform the Eucharist as a single person, even if he or she is not married; nevertheless, in order to perform the ritual of the transubstantiation of the Last Supper, that is, the Eucharist, a Priest and a Priestess have to be there present as symbol of the feminine and masculine aspects. Otherwise, that Eucharist, that Transubstantiation, is not performed, because it is through the two polarities that the solar force enters into the bread and wine. This is something that needs to be understood, because the Transubstantiation is the symbol of the Consubstantiation of man and woman in the sexual act through alchemy, through the science of chastity.
But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were (with Solar Bodies) even as I myself. But every one has his proper gift of God, one after this manner (Sexual Alchemy), and another after that (Solar Brahmacharya). I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them (with Solar Bodies) if they abide even as I (in Solar Brahmacharya). But if they cannot contain (better said: if they cannot sublimate their libido), let them marry: for it is better to marry (and sublimate their Christic sexual energy through the consubstantiation of love) than to burn (it through their lustful wet dreams). - 1 Corinthians, chapter 7: 6-9
Therefore, no fornicator, even if they receive the bread and wine of the transubstantiation, will acquire anything; understand: if the person is not in chastity, they will not acquire anything. Chastity is the prerequisite.
In Gnosticism, in order for any Gnostic to celebrate the Last Supper as was instituted by the Master Jesus, first, they must be in chastity and they must be observed to find out if they are serious; if they want to perform the Eucharist just for fun or curiosity, this would not result in anything. Thus, they must be very serious in their psychological work, that is, serious in the performance of their Poreuomenon. This is precisely what a serious Gnostic wants: to perform this Poreuomenon within, to be united to Chokmah, to Ouranos or Uranus.
The planet Uranus is the planet of Aquarius; the planet Uranus governs and directs the sexual glands and is 100% revolutionary. So in other words, we will say that Aquarius (which is represented by that Water Giver from heaven, Ouranos) is the Lord itself, because Aquarius or Ouranos is in Chokmah and from Chokmah he is delivering this energy, this force of the Cosmic Christ; this is the way we have to understand how the Eucharist works. Understand that we have to receive God through the Eucharist, and remember that God is not a person but an energy that emerges from the Ain Soph as the Ain Soph Aur, as the light that divided itself into the Holy Trinity (Kether Chokmah Binah), and the most beautiful atoms of the Ain Soph Aur shine in Chokmah, which is Ouranos, which is that heaven from where the Lord descends through the ray of creation into Malkuth when the Eucharist is performed as it should be performed.
So, during the course of this lecture, we will explain how this Poreuomenon is acquired and how we need the help of the Cosmic Christ in order to perform it, because no one can go into Kether but through Chokmah, the Cosmic Christ; this is why he said:
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me. - John 14: 6
Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day; for my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. - John 6: 53- 57
So Christ’s way is also the Amorous Union that is explained in many lectures and in many books of the Master Samael Aun Weor, where he explains about the transmutation of the sexual energy in order for that Christic ascension to be performed in the physical body, astral body, mental body and all the bodies.
Through this Amorous Union what we want is to create with that energy that descends within what we eat and drink, through the Eucharist, this is, to create through sexual transmutation that special vehicle that we call Astral body and that the Master Samael Aun Weor explains very well in his book The Seven Words, how we have to create our own particular individual Jesus Christ, which is the Astral Body. So, when this Astral Body is created, it resembles the Lord Christ within each one of us, and of course, this is only one step in the way towards Kether, because first we need to create this vehicle in order for the Lord to manifest, in order for the Lord to perform that Poreuomenon, that ascension in us.
Thus, after the creation of the Solar Astral Body, which is our own particular Jesus Christ, we have to create our own particular Buddha, our inner Buddha. This Inner Buddha is called in the Bible “the Lord Jehovah,” our own particular Jehovah, which is of course the ruler of the mind (Netzach). This is why when the Initiate enters into the fourth initiation of Major Mysteries, he creates the body of the mind, the Solar Mind and he receives the title of “Buddha.” This is the Mental Solar Body that is “similar to an angel” according to Nebuchadnezzar in the book of Daniel, where he explains that the fourth body is like an angel; this angel develops all the powers of the Holy Spirit; it is the Mental Solar Body.
Beyond the Mental Solar Body we have the Causal Solar Body, which is the vehicle of the Father; remember that the Causal Solar Body is related with Tiphereth. We stated that in Tiphereth we learn how to do the will of God, the will of the Father; in Tiphereth is where we learn about the First Law, because the second law (which is the written law, written in all religions) is just guidance in order for you to enter into the path, yet, once you reach Tiphereth, you are capable of knowing the First Law, which is the law emanated from your own particular Kether, your Inner Father who is in heaven, He is the First Law; but for that you have to reach Tiphereth. Then, of course, you have the three vehicles of the three primary forces: the Father who works through the Causal Body, the Son who works through the Astral Body, and the Holy Spirit that works through the Mental Body or the Body of the Mind. These are Hod, Netzach, and Tiphereth; these three bodies have to be created through Yesod, because when we talk about the Amorous Union, understand, that this is a ritual performed in Yesod.
In Kabbalah we teach that the Third Triangle of the Tree of Life is the Triangle of Magic; this triangle is made by Netzach, Hod, and Yesod. So we have to perform three types of magic in the triangle of magic, that is also call the triangle of priesthood. First we have to be a Priest or Priestess in Yesod with Sexual Magic; second we have to be a Priest or Priestess of Hod through the Eucharist, and third, we have to be a Priest or Priestess in Netzach by working with the mind in favor of others. These three types of priesthood are what we call magic; remember that magic is a way in which we influence our inner self, our psyche, that is what is call magic; it is not as people think “tricks that we are going to perform, outside.” Magic is something that we have to develop inside, in the psyche, or the development of the Bodhichitta, through sexual magic that is related with Yesod, through the Eucharist that is the magic of Hod, and the magic of Netzach - i.e. in this very moment I am working with the magic of Netzach, which is the mind that I use in order to give this lecture, thus, I am teaching, I am guiding the souls in my own way, at my own level.
So, in other words, you have to work with your three brains: in Netzach, the Father works through the Central Nervous System; in Hod, the Son works through the Grand sympathetic Nervous System, and in Yesod the physical body, the Holy Spirit works through the motor-sexual-instinctual brain, the Parasympathetic Nervous System. So, of course these three brains have to be under the guidance of the Human Soul, because these three aspects of the Priesthood are guided by Peter, the apostle, since all of this work that we are explaining here is done through the pineal gland.
When you are transmuting in Yesod, you are working with the pineal gland; remember that Peter has the Keys, meaning the power to control the two polarities, the silver and the gold, which in a single person are Ida and Pingala, the two polarities; yet in the married person is the willpower to control the female and male aspect in the sexual act and to transmute in order to build within the church, meaning, the Solar Vehicles of the Lord, because without Peter we cannot build the church, this is why Peter is call the Rock of Yesod. Behold the importance of Peter. This is why Jesus said: And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. This is because the Father through the pineal gland works in us, and the Holy Spirit works in us, and this is how through the pineal gland the soul walks on the path.
Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. - Luke 22: 42
Now, let us talk about the Third Aspect that we need in order to attain this Religare; this is Filial Love, to feel that one is a child of God, which is the Holy Communion. Behold communion comes from the words “common-union.” So, what is this common union? Well, when you are performing all of these priesthoods you are performing the holy common union, that is, you are uniting your inner-self to your inner Being. In other words, all of these priesthoods must be perform by uniting your self to your inner Being, this is the Holy Communion.
You have to remember yourself; this is what the Master Samael Aun Weor always emphasizes in all of his books. The Self is the Being and if one does not feel that one is a child of God, then how is one going to remember the Self (God within)? Of course this filial love or Holy Communion with God is performed in steps.
First, the consciousness must be in activity in the pineal gland by remembering the Self and by observing yourself, you are in a continuous union with your Inner God, because God has no form, yet he is Omnipresent, God is in the here and now.
When you are performing your sexual transmutation - whether through Pranayama or Sexual Magic - you have to remember your inner God, you have to feel that you are a son of God; this is why you have to pray. Master Samael always explains that you have to pray to your Inner Being during the sexual act; he says that the man has to represent the Holy Spirit and the woman the Divine Mother, and by remembering that, by praying as that is how you perform the sexual transmutation, this is how the energy rises in the ritual of Yesod or the priesthood of Yesod.
And of course in the priesthood of Hod when you are performing the Eucharist, you have to remember the Self, because when the Priest and the Priestess are performing the Eucharist, they have to remember God, this is why there are special prayers, special invocations in order to perform the ritual of Hod, where you have to invoke the Inner Being related with all the parts of the Tree of Life.
Thus, the ritual of Hod is not something that as a novelty we are going to do - as regrettably we find on the internet. There, we see many people that are making of the Eucharist a circus, where they adorned themselves with different costumes and thus they have fun because the Isis or Priestess appears naked; this, of course is a negative aspect of Hod (in Klipoth) where they perform the Eucharist through black masses.
Understand that a serious celebration of the Eucharist is something where all of the neophytes have to be serious in themselves and is not something that should be televised or be placed on the internet; the Eucharist is a union or a performance where you place yourself in union with God by performing filial love, feeling that when you are performing such an action you are a child of God, especially the Priest and Priestess. There are many Priests that perform the Eucharist and do not even remembering themselves; if they are identified with the exterior world, how are they going to bring the energy from the Ain Soph Aur? Thus you have to spiritually see; you have to know what is important, as Peter teach us. We must open the doors, the pineal gland, the doors of heaven, and have a Satori, a Samadhi, at least one time in our life in order to experience that which people call God.
We need to experience the Satori, the Samadhi, in different levels, thus, one day we may experience in Samadhi the Ain Soph Aur and even better the Ain Soph; then we will know from where that light is coming into ourselves when we are practicing the ritual of Yesod or the ritual of Hod or when we are teaching by working with the magic of the mind.
The mind is also another instrument of Priesthood. Missionaries, instructors that go and teach this knowledge everywhere, are working with the priesthood of Netzach. Thus we have not to be selfish, we have to be charitable and give the knowledge; that is the Priesthood of Netzach, and of course, there are different levels in Netzach, the world of the Elohim; so it depends upon the level of your Being how you deliver the knowledge. Thus, this is something that we have to understand when we are in this Gnostic Missionary Path, that not all the missionaries have the same level of Being. There are missionaries that like to frame other missionaries and to say that Gnosis, this knowledge, has to be delivered “in this way or in this other way,” etc., notwithstanding, we have to understand that the right way is the way of the Lord that expresses himself in different levels through all missionaries.
Of course, here in Netzach is where we find Simon the Magician, who is the opposite of Peter. Simon the Magician does the same thing, that is, he delivers the knowledge but he is not following the Lord. Yet Peter follows the Lord, this is why the Keys of Heaven are delivered to Peter because we have to follow Christ. Simon the Magician represents all of those Kabbalists that know all about the Tree of Life and the Magical Work of the Third Triangle, or Priesthood, and who perform many esoteric things, as we explained, they perform the rituals of Hod, they deliver the Gnosis through Netzach, but they are fornicators in Yesod, so therefore they are just babbling, they are not connected to the Ain Soph Aur. Remember that the Lord said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” John 14: 6. And the life of the Ain Soph Aur is in Yesod and we must know how to handle it.
So, Peter through the pineal gland opens the doors of heaven, so that Christ as energy, the Son of the living God, enters within the initiate.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20
In order to understand this aspect of the doctrine that we are teaching here, let me read for you the Chapter 21 of the gospel of John, verses 15 to 19, in which is explained how the Lord delivers all of this work to Peter:
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these?
He (Peter) saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.
He (Jesus) saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
He (Jesus) saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?
He (Peter) saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.
He (Jesus) saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He (Jesus) saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.
Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
This spoke he (Jesus), signifying by what death he (Peter) should glorify God.
And when he (Jesus) had spoken this, he saith unto him, follow me.
So see how also in the previous quotation the Lord questions Peter three times; we already talk about the three denials of Peter, yet here again, the Lord is questioning him three times. Obviously, this is related with the three brains. Because the Buddhata, the sheep, the lamb, is precisely the symbol of the element with which we have to work through the three brains. Observe that the third time Jesus questions Peter, he becomes grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time, “Lovest thou me?” Well, if we start counting from above to below, we find that Yesod is the third brain (the sexual brain), this is the main thing, which everybody worries about; because the sheep, the lamb, are the representation of the soul. Remember that the Lord Christ is represented as a Shepherd, who is the one that takes care of the sheep, of the lamb. We are the sheep, we are the lamb that the Lord has to take care of. Yet, Peter is the one who is going to do it, in other words we would say, the Cosmic Christ, the Solar Force is going to do it through the pineal gland, through Thelema, through willpower, through the Human Soul, through Peter in each one of us.
When we study Kabbalah and Alchemy, we know that the Lord Chokmah is capable of doing anything, but Peter is the one who can opens the doors of heaven or to close them. All of this depends on the way we behave in this world through the three brains, this, in order to act with filial love, or in order to perform filial love, or as Moses taught in the first commandment:
Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (emotional brain - Hod), and with all thy soul (pineal gland - Tiphereth), and with all thy strength (motor-instinctual-sexual brain - Yesod), and with all thy mind (intellectual brain - Netzach). And Jesus added; and thy neighbor as thyself. - Luke 10:27
So, this is what we have to understand as filial love. Therefore, to feel that one is a child of God is something that we (as sheep, souls) have to do in the three brains through the pineal gland. Remember that if we are weak in the pineal gland, if we do not have the strength of willpower, then our own Peter is weak. This is why Peter was crucified upside down, to indicate that willpower has to control through the pineal gland, the three inferior brains, beginning with Yesod, because when Peter is crucified upside down, his head is in Yesod, meaning, willpower has to control the mind, in order to control sex, and from there we control the heart. From there we control the mind, heart, and sex, and this is how we love our God with all our heart (emotional brain), and with all our soul (pineal gland), and with all our strength (motor-instinctual-sexual brain), and with all our mind (intellectual brain), and our neighbor as our Self.
Did you understand this? This are precisely the steps, because when we are performing this Filial Love that is the common union or Holy Communion with God, from that level we perform the Eucharist, from that level we perform Sexual Magic (Amorous Union) and from that level we perform sacrifice or charity in behalf humanity. We always state that we have to work with the three factors, understand that these three factors depend on this Filial Love that we have to perform daily.
So, let us emphasize: the Poreuomenon is performed through the Eucharist (that is, to receive God), Amorous Union or Sexual Magic, and Filial Love. Do you see how all of these three are united?
Indeed, the drama of the life, Passion, Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is a cosmic drama that existed long before the existence of the world. - Samael Aun Weor
Let us now talk about the fourth, that is Death and Resurrection, which is the most difficult part: the Psychological Death.
Here we have to understand that we enter into heaven through the pineal gland when we attain the Samadhi, the Satori; thus, if Peter is not active, we cannot enter into the superior Sephiroth, thus, Filial Love, faith in the consciousness, in the soul, freedom within God, freedom within the light, is attained through the fires of Aries (the Ram, the Lamb); the fire of Aries are related with the head, related to Peter in the pineal gland, and in sex and in the heart. This is why the main letters in the name of Peter are P.T.R. This is why he is the stone, the rock in the altar of any church, of any temple, of any religion, i.e. the Kabba among the Muslims of Islam, that Kabba that rock is Peter P.T.R., the rock upon which Islam and any religion is founded.
This is why any ritual, any type of ceremony, is related with Peter, whose science is the science of Sexual Magic that we learn through the pineal gland. Thus, in order to be loyal to God, we have to develop Filial Love, and this is why in order to see if this Filial Love is developed through Peter, the Master Jesus asked three times to Peter, “Do you love me?” So, Chokmah from Ouranos, from the planet Uranus that governs that sphere of Christ, is asking through the pineal gland of each one of us: to the mind “Do you love me?”; to the heart “Do you love me?”; to the sex “Do you love me?” - in other words, are you working with the three factors? This is the meaning of it.
So, the Great Master Ashiata Shiemash stated the following in relation to the three brains:
- Faith of the consciousness is freedom within the Inner Mind, the Bodhichitta.
- Faith of feeling is weakness, it is in the heart and related with the Intermediate Mind
- Faith of body is stupidity, this is related with the Sensual Mind.
Again, the Master Ashiata Shiemash stated:
- Love of the consciousness or cognizant love evokes the same in response, cognizance, wisdom
- Love of feeling, related with the heart evokes only the opposite
- Love of the body depends only on type and polarity, chemistry.
Again, the Master Ashiata Shiemash stated:
- Hope of consciousness is strength, when you have hope consciously, knowing what you do, that is strength
- Hope of feeling, when you just have hope in something without knowing what, this is slavery.
- Hope of body is disease, since the physical body is just a transitory element or vehicle that we have.
Thus those who have hope in the body, and say that maybe in the future, in this physical world, we will attain something, have a disease, a type of defect that we have to annihilate.
So always remember all of these three aspects on the three brains: Faith, Love, and Hope, which we have to develop.
Thus by following the sequence of this chapter 21: 20-23 of the gospel of John we read:
"Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?"
You know John is the disciple that is depicted as leaning his head on the chest of Jesus. So, John is the one who asked Jesus in the Last Supper, “Lord, who is the one that is going to betray you?”
“Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop (the bread and wine), when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot.” This is the one who is going to betray me.
But who are the ones that receive the bread and wine? Are we not the ones who receive the bread and wine of the Eucharist? are we not the ones who have the ego or Judas alive; therefore, we are the ones who are going to betray the Lord, in other words, our own Judas or ego will do it. Thus, it is written: “And after the sop Satan entered into him.” Sequentially:
Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man (John) do?
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die:
Yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
John, is IEOUAMS, the Word; remember that we stated that John as Buddhata is related with the thymus gland and the Moon. Yet here in this passage of the gospel, John is the Buddhata already united to the Nous Atom, because through the Nous Atom (the Son of Man) in the left ventricle of the heart is how John becomes Bodhichitta. So, John is that Mind, that Chitta, that Buddhata in the thymus gland united to the Buddhi, which is Chokmah, the Nous Atom in the heart. Thus, we build the Bodhichitta through that Nous Atom in the heart that is united to the Mind that is the Chitta in the thymus gland. Therefore, the Bodhichitta is John, that we always state is the Intuitive Mind, which is that mind that is already united with the Lord. John is the abstract mind, the abstract man that is there tarrying in the heart. So, what shall this Man, this Bodhichitta, do?
Jesus said, “Do not you worry, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? You just follow me.” In other words, first, we have to perform the work of Peter that we have previously explained, this in order for John to enter into action. This action is related with the fourth aspect of these four statements that we are talking about. The fourth aspect is Death and Resurrection.
When we enter into these studies, we have to comprehend that we have to develop through the different aspects of the path. These aspects related with the bible, with the gospels, are synthesized in three disciples of Jesus: The first is Peter, the second is Judas, and the third is John. In these are synthesized the whole work.
First, we walk the path of Peter, Priesthood or Magic: Sexual Alchemy, Eucharist, and Filial Love. Peter is crucified upside-down in Romae, indicating through this that we must invert Romae, this is, to work with Amore (Love). The beginning of the work is love – Amore; the entrance of the initiation is Cognizant Love that is done through Peter, in the Crown Chakra, this in order to be born again.
So, first is Peter, which we already explained, that without Peter we cannot enter into the initiation; Peter is the door into the initiation, because Peter works through the Triangle of Magic or Triangle of Priesthood. Thus if you do not work in the Triangle of Priesthood, then you are not working with Peter. Peter works in the Priesthood of Hod through the Eucharist, in the Priesthood of Yesod through sexual magic (this, in order to build the Solar Bodies), in the Priesthood of Netzach in order to sacrifice our Self for humanity; this is Peter. So when we accomplish the second birth, then Peter has done his job, then the second aspect that is related to Judas comes.
Judas has to be annihilated; Judas is our ego. Understand that without the annihilation of the ego, there is no resurrection. Remember that Judas hung himself from a branch of the Tree of Good and Evil, this is how he killed himself, thereafter the Lord is crucified and resurrects; so, Judas has to die first. Thus, if Judas does not die, then the Lord cannot resurrect. Understand that this death is a psychological work that we have to perform. So Judas is related with different aspects of our egotistical self; yet in this case, he is related with the Vertical Path to Heaven, the Poreuomenon. Judas is related with the psychological death in the physical world of Malkuth. In Malkuth is where we attain the level of Ishim.
We enter into the World of Yetzirah, it is because we are coming from the world of Assiah - Malkuth. So, from the world of Assiah we have to enter into the world of Yetzirah; this is a world that we cannot see with our physical eyes. Thus, only those who develop the inner man, the psychological man, the Bodhichitta, can enter into the world of Yetzirah. Notwithstanding, for this to happen, there must be a resurrection in the world of Malkuth; such a resurrection is initiatic. Here the initiate has to annihilate the ego related to the 96 laws. These laws are related to Klipoth, the inferior laws of Malkuth. Thus, after the resurrection, the initiate enters into the superior levels of Malkuth as an Ishim or as the bible call these initiates, Prophets or true human beings. These aspects were explained in previous lectures.
So, related with this lecture, when Jesus resurrects from the dead (in Malkuth), he is ready to ascend to heaven. Understand that this resurrection (related with this lecture entitled Ouranon Poreuomenon, this resurrection of Jesus) is only related to the Sephirah Malkuth. This means that Jesus is coming from the Abyss, from the 96 laws of Klipoth in order to enter into the world of the Ishim. In Hebrew, Ish is man and Isha is woman, thus when we unite male and female in one, this is Ishim, which is only the first level of Yetzirah, thus in the bottom, Malkuth is where we find the Ishim.
So when somebody acquires the level of Ishim, he or she is a true human being in the complete sense of the word, since such a one has no ego in Malkuth; yet he or she has other psychological elements. Thus, he or she is only a human being or in other words, an Edenic man that appears resurrected and who enters into the Path of John. So, behold, John is tarrying there in order to acquire all of the levels of the ascension. The initiate has to ascend from Malkuth into Yesod, into Hod, into Netzach, Tiphereth, Geburah, Chesed, Binah, Chokmah, and Kether, this is, into the nine heavens.
Yet, no initiate can rise up into the nine heavens if first he does not emerge from the abyss. We are inhabitants of the abyss, we are dwellers of Klipoth; we are, in simple words, demons. This is something that people do not like to hear, but the truth is that we are demons who have the opportunity to become human beings.
When we enter into the Vertical Path, then we enter into the world of the Ishim. Yet the world of the Ishim is the path that we already explained here, thus, as Ishim we enter into what the Master Samael Aun Weor explains as the Second Mountain, after working with Peter and after working in the annihilation of Judas. This is how we gain the right to ascend to heaven.
Judas has to die hung in the tree of Good and Evil in Assiah, in order for the Initiate to walk in the Path of John, in order to enter into heaven, in order to perform the Poreuomenon, the ascension into Ouranos, the nine heavens of Yetzirah. Remember, Chokmah in Assiah is ruled by Uranus, the Zodiac, Ouranos, the starry heavens.
Thus this vertical ascension, this Poreuomenon to Ouranon, to Ouranos is performed in three steps:
The first step is related to Yesod, Hod, and Netzach: in Yesod, the Ishim transform themselves into Angels, this according to the scale of hierarchies given by Christianity, yet in Kabbalah we call them Cherubim. Thus the initiates or true human beings, the Ishim, transform themselves into Cherubim. So they enter into the world of Yesod and conquer the level of Angel (according to Christianity), thus, in Yesod the Ishim die; then they resurrect and ascend as Angels. So when the initiate ascends in Yesod, he acquires the level of Angel. Then, the Initiate as an Angel is entering into the world of Hod, which is the abode, according to Kabbalah, of the Beni-Elohim. Thus, as an Angel, the Initiate has to die in Hod, then resurrects and ascends as an Archangel, this level of Archangel is according to the hierarchical ranks of Christianity, because according to Kabbalah these are called the Beni-Elohim, which means “the Children of God.” Thus as a Child of God (or Archangel according to Christianity) the initiate enters into Netzach in order to work in the annihilation of those psychological elements related to Netzach, that is, to die in Netzach, and to resurrect and ascend in the world of Netzach as an Elohim; these Elohim are called in Christianity “Principalities.” This is how the initiate finishes the first step, that is, the first triangle as a Principality or Elohim.
Then, the initiate has the right to enter into the triangle of the world of ethics within the same world of Yetzirah; this is why the world of Yetzirah is called according to Kabbalah “the world of formation and of the Angels” or different hierarchies. This is how the initiate enters into Tiphereth, Geburah, and Chesed, the second triangle. Thus in Tiphereth, the initiate transforms himself into a Virtue; here is where the Master talks about the causes of the ego, where the initiate has to annihilate the cause of the ego; so see how high the initiate must be, this is how you have to understand this. Thus, the initiate dies in Tiphereth, thereafter resurrects and ascends in Tiphereth and becomes a Malachim or “a Virtue” of the world of Yetzirah. Then, as a Malachim from the world of Yetzirah, the initiate enters into the world of the Seraphim, which in Kabbalah are the hierarchies related with Geburah, these are called “the Potencies or Powers” according to Christianity; so in that level the initiate dies, resurrects, and ascends to heaven. Then as a Potency or Power, the initiate enters into the world of Jupiter, which is Chesed; here the initiate transforms himself into “a Dominion” or into what Kabbalah calls the Chasmalim. This is how the Bodhichitta is expanding, expanding, and expanding in the measure that the initiate dies, resurrects, and ascends in each Sephirah. This is what is called in the gospels the Ouranon Poreuomenon.
Thus, as a Dominion, the initiate enters into the upper triangle, or the Triangle of the Logos: Kether, Chokmah, and Binah. So, as a Dominion, the initiate enters into Binah, where the initiate has to meditate in order to annihilate certain psychological elements that the Master Samael Aun Weor explains very well in his book The Three Mountains. The initiate dies, resurrects, and ascends in Binah and becomes “a Throne” in Christianity, yet, these Beings according to Kabbalah are called Aralim. Thus, as a Throne or as an Aralim, the initiate enters into the Sephirah Chokmah in order to enter into the world of the Cherubim according to Christianity, because the Cherubim according to Kabbalah are in Yesod. In Chokmah according to Kabbalah these Beings are called Ophanim (the Wheels); finally, when the initiate enters into Kether, he becomes a Seraphim, this according to Christianity, yet in Kabbalah these Being are called “Chaioth ha Kadosh,” which when translated into English means “the Holy Creatures.”
These Four Holy Creatures or Chaioth ha Kadosh are mentioned in the book of Ezekiel in the Bible. There, he mentions them, in order to indicate that he is at that level, because these Four Holy Creatures, Chaioth ha Kadosh, are related to Kether in Yetzirah; Ezekiel states that these Four Holy Creatures are within Four Wheels (the Ophanim of Chokmah); this indicates that Ezekiel was already ascending at that level.
This is why in Gnosis we have the famous Prayer or Invocation of Solomon, where the initiate invokes his Being related with all of the forces of the Tree of Life in order to be united to all of the hierarchies of Yetzirah which are the Ishim, the Cherubim, the Beni-Elohim, the Elohim, the Malachim, the Seraphim, the Chasmalim, the Aralim, the Ophanim, and Chaioth Ha Kadosh; so when we perform such an invocation we attract those forces. Notwithstanding, the initiates have to ascend into those hierarchies by performing their Ouranon Poreuomenon. This is a work of serenity and patience where the Bodhichitta acquires all of those levels.
In the Vedas, according to the scriptures of the Vedas it is stated that in Kether we acquire complete dominion of the elements or Chaioth ha Kadosh – According to the Vedas: ATALA is the first plane, directly emanating from the Absolute. The hierarchies of the Dhyani Buddhas belong to this plane. They are in the state of Parasamadhi or Dharmakaya, a state in which there can be no progress, because they are completely perfect entities who only await the cosmic night in order to enter into the Absolute.
The second plane of the Vedas related to Chokmah is called VITALA. It has been said, that the celestial Buddhas that have emanated from the seven Dhyani Buddhas are in this loka or Sephirah.
The third loka, Sephirah, or plane of consciousness is SUTALA. It is the plane of sound. Buddha Gautama Sakiamuni reached such a plane in this world. This is the plane of the Hierarchies of the Kumaras and Agnishvattas.
ATALA is also the world of the mist of fire, the world of the Innermost and the upper triangle. The fourth loka of the Vedas is TALATALA, the fifth is RASATALA, the sixth is MAHATALA, and the seventh is PATALA, which is the Physical world
So, ATALA is also the world of the mist of fire, the world of the Innermost; VITALA is the world of the consciousness. SUTALA is the world of willpower. TALATALA is the world of the mind. RASATALA is the astral world. MAHATALA is the ethereal world and PATALA is the physical world.
The Monadic essences glow like virginal sparks in ATALA, they descend from ATALA in order to Evolve into PATALA. When we state that the Human Beings are in PATALA, we are referring to the ISHIM, who are those Human Beings that can control the elements.
The sacred fire of our Lord Jesus Christ is in VITALA.
The elementals of the universal ether are in SUTALA. The elementals of the fire are in TALATALA.
The elementals of the air are in RASATALA. The aquatic elementals are in MAHATALA. The humans, the elementals of animals and the Gnomes are in PATALA.
This classification is according to the old scriptures of the Vedas.
All of our seven cosmic planes are populated with elemental creatures.
The elemental creatures descend from the region of ATALA to the physical world in order to evolve through the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms.
The light descends plane by plane until reaching the physical world. It then ascends again to the ineffable region of Nirvana.
Everything comes and goes, emerges and reemerges, ascends and descends. Everything comes from ATALA and returns to ATALA in order to submerge itself in the end within the ineffable joy of the Absolute. - Igneous Rose by Samael Aun Weor.
So, this is how you have to comprehend and understand, how this ascension, how this development, how this union, how this Yug or Religare that we want to achieve is performed. First we have to be born again by creating the internal bodies and even after the creation of the internal bodies, that is, after celebrating the second birth, we have to keep performing these four steps in every level that we are reaching. I.e. - I remember the Master Samael Aun Weor when he was already at the top of the Second Mountain, he became a Seraphim according to Christianity, or according to Kabbalah he was a Chaioth Ha Kadosh. Yes, when I met him in Mexico, he was a Chaioth Ha Kadosh, he was in the same level of Ezekiel when he saw the Wheels (Ophanim) and the four Holy Creatures (Chaioth Ha Kadosh), and yes, Samael was completely clean, resurrected, and ascended into the world of Kether of the world of Yetzirah, thus, at that level, he was preparing himself in order to enter into the World of Briah, which is the other World above Yetzirah.
Understand, that in order to enter into the World of Briah, the initiate has to pass through the Ordeal of Job. Such an ordeal comes only after the ascension, when reaching the summit or the upper level of Yetzirah.
This is why it is stated that when Jesus started that ascension he disappeared from the Earth (Malkuth), thus after that no body saw him. Understand that this ascension is not in this physical world; people think that Jesus ascended physically in this tridimensional world and went to heaven, that Jesus went beyond the physical atmosphere, in space towards the other physical planets - no! The ascension is not explained in that way. We have to understand that the ascension is a psychological, initiatic ascension that the initiate performs in the World of Yetzirah, which in Kabbalah is a World immediately after Assiah – Malkuth. So everything that is performed in that ascension is outside of this tridimensional, physical world, as we already explained.
Thus this how Jesus ascended, and seated as Chokmah at the right hand of Kether, by precisely following these steps. Thus, precisely this is also the way that we have to perform the same; the ascension is not as the people think, that they have just to believe in Jesus by rising their arm aloft and immediately as it is written in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, they will go to the Father by meeting the Lord in the air.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are (with their consciousness) asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope (of consciousness).
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again (in all of the heaven of the Sephiroth of Yetzirah), even so them also which sleep in Jesus (that is, the Bodhisattvas) will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are (with the Ego or Judas) alive and remain (in the Vertical Path or Straight Path) unto the coming of the Lord (who is the Son of Man in the initiation of Tiphereth) shall not prevent them which are (with their consciousness) asleep.
For the Lord himself (as the Son of Man) shall descend from heaven (from Ouranos, from Chokmah) with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel (of Briah), and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ (in Yetzirah) shall rise first:
Then we (of the Vertical Path or Straight Path) which are (with the Ego or Judas) alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds (of Yetzirah), to meet the Lord in the air (of Yetzirah): and so (by accomplishing the Ouranon Poreuomenon) shall we ever be with the Lord (in Briah).
Wherefore comfort one another with these (Gnostic) words. - 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
Thus, understand that the ascension is a serious work that we have to perform. First Peter, then Judas, and then John; but, how are we going to perform the work of John as people think, that they are going to go into heaven just by believing; no one is going to perform the Ouranon Poreuomenon just by believing in Jesus, meanwhile they have their ego or Judas very alive. No one can resurrect or ascend with Judas alive within them, moreover, how are they going to resurrect and ascend if they did not work with the priesthood of Peter?
Understand, that first we have to walk on the way of Peter, then the way of Judas, and then the way John; these are the steps for this Christic work to be done. This is how it is written in the Bible, because this is how this has to be performed. This is how we have to understand this, otherwise we fall into many mistakes, as the fundamentalists of this day and age, that think that only by believing or reading the Bible is how this is done.
Fundamentalists think that they will go in the rapture into the physical clouds and this is how the Lord will come to them; they ignore that the Lord comes through initiation in order to take the initiate into the different levels of the world of Yetzirah, so the ascension does not happen in this physical world. The heaven of the ascension is in the first instance the psychological side of the Kosmos Human which is absolutely different from the physical body (Malkuth), although it is inside of the physical body of the initiate yet higher than it; it is Yesod in the first step, and Kether in the last, within the world of Yetzirah. Thus the first heaven of the ascension corresponds to Yesod, the far side of the visible physical heaven, or the planet’s atmosphere, which is the Moon in Yetzirah. Thus, the heavens of the ascension do not belong to the physical earth – Assiah, but to the world of Yetzirah. The only thing that unfortunately we find in the atmosphere in this day and age is smog.
Question: Are the Beni-Elohim the same children of God written in the Bible?
Answer: When you read in the bible about the children of God, this is related with Hod, the Beni–Elohim, Beings that are already at that level, but also could refer to those Bodhisattvas who are already resurrected. The Bible states that the Beni-Elohim descended in the Earth, in Assiah, in Malkuth, and took women; unfortunately when you read the bible’s different translations, these Hebrew names from Yetzirah are always translated as “Angels.” The translators do not make those differences, yet if the readers were to read the right translations, then they would understand better. Unfortunately, people do not know Kabbalah, thus they just translate Hebrew names in the wrong way.
Question: Why people think that they are already children of God?
Answer: People believe that because they belong to a church or to a certain denomination or religion they are already children of God. However, let us understand that we are children of God; but the question is, in which level are we children of God right now? We will say, we are children of God only in 3%. This is why we explain that in the beginning of this work we have to experience the Filial Love, that is, to feel that one is a child of God; yet we start in the level that we are, which is the level of Klipoth. We cannot say that we are in the level of Malkuth, because all of us psychologically speaking are dwellers of Klipoth. Thus from Klipoth we start entering into the world of Malkuth through the work of Peter, and by annihilating Judas we enter into the World of Malkuth as a child of God, in other words, as an Ishim, as the Bible states. And from that level we continue developing that Filial Love, thus when reach the Level of Chokmah, that Filial Love within the Son of God is the right Filial Love. Master Jesus was at that level; Master Samael was at that level in Yetzirah, this is why Master Samael said: “I am the Son of the Logos of Mars,” but then, he did not have ego within, he was clean completely. But how are we going to say, “I am the child of such or such Monad,” when we have the ego very alive? That would be a joke of very bad taste, thus we have to be frank, we have to say, “Well, I am a child of God only in a 3%; I am trying to achieve more percentage of the level of Filial Love through my psychological work, through my alchemical work.” That is of course a process that takes years. So it’s not by raising the arm aloft and saying: I am a child of God.
Question: When we enter into the levels of the Sephiroth, are we at that moment in the same level?
Answer: No! All of us have different levels in each Sephirah. As for instance when we are in meditation, remember that we state that Peter has the Keys of the doors of Heaven, so when we meditate and enter into a Satori or Samadhi, we escape as Buddhata, as Essence, as Soul through the pineal gland, then you experience a Samadhi in Yesod, Hod, Netzach or in any of the nine heavens. Then, in those heaven, the inhabitants or citizens that are already established through their hard work, welcome you and teach you, but of course, we are in a very low level in comparison, because we just beginners, and even if you create the bodies and start ascending according to initiation and enter into their level, you discover that you are developing, that you are ascending according to your own inheritance and according to the level of Objective Reasoning of the Bodhichitta that you are acquiring. For instance, if we investigate the Master Jesus of Nazareth, Master Aberamentho in Hod, then we discover that he is a very high level; then if we investigate the Master Samael, we discover that he is also there, but he is not as high as the Master Aberamentho. This is why in the World of Hod you find all the Archangels that have different levels of Objective Reasoning, understanding or comprehension, yet all of them are Self-realized in Hod. As when somebody in this physical world receives the title of physician, there are many physicians, but each one is skillful in different things. Thus, the Beings in the different worlds of Kabbalah are specialized in something, because they are developed in different levels.
Related to Hod, we already stated that the Archangels work in Hod through the Eucharist. Master Samael explains how the Archangels work through the Eucharist.
The Archangels of Hod assist us: in Spring, Raphael; in Summer, Uriel; in Autumn, Michael; in Winter, Gabriel. These Archangels are vehicles of the Ain Soph Aur, through them the Solar Force, the Cosmic Christ concur at the Gnostic rituals in order to assist us in our Path. So these Archangels work as you see, through the four seasons, in different levels in order to help us, because they manage different forces, and as well when you enter into this Sephirah Hod, you will develop there according to your own level according to the Path.
Question: Are the archangels relates with the elemental forces?
Answer: Of course, all the archangels are related with all of the forces of Nature, they control them. But really, any Archangel controls the forces of Nature according to the commands of Jehovah.
This is a good question, because when you investigate the Tree of Life you discover that the name of Jehovah enters into action in the world of Chokmah. Yes, the name of the divinity in Chokmah is Iod, Hei, Vav, Hei, which is pronounced Iod-Chavah or Jehovah.
In other words, this Jehovah that is related to Chokmah in the World of Atziluth is Christ itself; this is why the Bible states that all of the Archangels who work under the command of Jehovah, who work in this physical world, in the mechanicity of Nature, in the forces of the elements, work according with the Law; This is how all of the Monadic Essences that come from above work.
So when you work with Magic or Priesthood, you have to do your work with the Archangels, because the Archangels work through Chokmah through the elementals in order to perform the magical works that we want to perform on your own behalf or on behalf of humanity. I.e. in this moment that we are teaching - Master Samael explains in his book Igneous Rose - that when we teach this doctrine we are working the magic of the Pomegranate Tree, which is a tree that is a symbol in Masonry; both columns or one of the columns of the temple in Masonry have a pomegranate fruit in its top. This is because the elemental related to this Pomegranate Tree is related to charity, friendship.
So when we want to make friends or charity on behalf of humanity, we are working with the magic of the Pomegranate Tree, whose archangel is Uriel; so it is a Venusian Monad or Elemental. There are many rituals in which the Gnostics can perform benefits for humanity, that little by little the Gnostics are learning in order to apply them to their life and unto their path.
You must have the books Occult Medicine and Igneous Rose by Samael Aun Weor, since in them he explains about Elementotherapy or the work with the elementals. In Igneous Rose, the Master explains how to work with the mind according with the Buddhic path.
The Master Samael delivered all of the knowledge through his books. It is not as some people think that he wrote many books as a mistake, no! - all the books that he wrote were written for a reason, which we are explaining here. Some ignoramuses believe that the rituals of Hod are not necessary, yet these are necessary even before the final Resurrection, because Christ is the one who takes you through the initiatic way. Christ is the way, thus without the Eucharist, without the Magic of the lower triangle Yesod, Hod, and Netzach, we are just fooling our selves.
Question: You explained that when you met the Master Samael, the Master had already completely annihilated his ego and reached Kether; that he had reached the World of Yetzirah and was preparing to enter into Briah.
What confuses me is that in the Kabbalah Course, the Four Worlds are mentioned to be: Atziluth - Kether/Chokmah/Binah, Briah - Chesed/Geburah/Tiphereth, Yetzirah - Netzach/Hod/Yesod, and Assiah – Malkuth.
Answer: It is also stated that the First Triangle is governed by Kether, the Second by Chokmah and the Third by Binah.
Each one of the four Worlds of Kabbalah has Ten Sephiroth: Atziluth is governed by Kether, Briah is governed by Chokmah, and Yetzirah is governed by Binah. In other words, each world is a Tree of Life in itself!
Question: How is it that Master Samael had reached Kether and was only beginning to prepare to enter into Briah, when Briah is mentioned to be Chesed/Geburah/Tiphereth?
Answer: Remember that the Bodhichitta is related to Yesod, Hod, and Netzach, the Triangle of Priesthood; the Bodhichitta is Johanan who after his decapitation develops through the nine heavens in the world of Yetzirah:
Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John (Johanan the Bodhichitta), What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment (solar bodies)? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger (my Bodhichitta) before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women (through Sahaja Maithuna in Yesod) there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven (of Yetzirah) is greater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist (the Bodhichitta) until now the kingdom of heaven (of Yetzirah) suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force (better said, by death, resurrection and ascension in the nine heavens).
For (in the world of Assiah) all the prophets and the law prophesied until John (Johanan the Bodhichitta).
And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah (Helios, the Solar Logos), which was for to come (in the solar bodies).
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. - Matthew 11: 7-15
Thus, Master Samael Aun Weor reached Kether, the summit of the world of Yetzirah (the World of Formation) and of the different levels of Being in relation with the Nine Heavens, which are above Assiah (Malkuth - the Tridimensional world of Matter and Action).
He became a Seraphim in the heaven of Kether, which is beyond the Empireum; the most elevated beings of Yetzirah are the Seraphim, this according with the hierarchical ranks of Christianity; because according to the ranks of the Tree of Life in Kabbalah these Beings from Kether are called Chaioth Ha Kadosh (The Holy Creatures).
These nine developments can only be practiced by an Ishim (a Master who has resurrected in the fire and in the light and has annihilated the egos of the 96 laws of the world of Klipoth below Malkuth- Assiah).
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth (Malkuth Assiah) did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many (solar) bodies of the saints (Bodhichittas ) which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection (in the fire and in the light), and went into the holy city (the Heavenly Jerusalem in the world of Yetzirah), and appeared unto many (Masters). - Matthew 27: 51-53
Question: If Master Samael had reached Yetzirah (Kether) and was preparing to enter into Briah, would Briah then be the Ain Soph Aur?
Answer: No, the Ain Soph Aur is the Immanifested Solar Absolute; and the world of Briah is the World of Creation and of Archangels (Dhyani-Bodhisattvas). The Dhyani-Bodhisattvas are related to Chesed, Geburah, and Tiphereth, the Second Triangle of the Tree of Life, and who achieve psychological death, resurrection, and ascension in the world of Yetzirah.
After having passed through the nine heavens of the world of Yetzirah, comes the Ninth Hour; that is reached after having passed through the eight great qualifications in eight years of the ordeal of Job.
Thereafter, the initiate receives a secret number in the world of Briah. Thus the Initiate enters into the Archangelic group of the world of Briah to which he belongs. So, through the ordeal of Job the Initiate enters into Briah.
Binah, the Third Logos, the third aspect of the Trinity, incarnates within these resurrected human beings of Briah; thereafter the Inner Christ ascends within these resurrected Adepts up to the terrific Mysteries of the Thirteenth Aeon.
Every Resurrected Adept from the world of Briah has completely liberated himself from the original sin (Kamaduro and Karmasaya).
And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul (through Yetzirah); the last Adam was made a quickening spirit (through Briah).
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is psychic (Yesod, Hod, Netzach); and afterward that which is spiritual (Tiphereth, Geburah, Chesed). 1 Corinthians, chapter 15: 45-46
Question: This leaves me with many questions! Can you explain how it is that the Master reached Kether in the world of Yetzirah and was preparing to enter into Briah? I do not fully understand how there are really four Trees. Since the Master already reached Kether, I am confused as to what Sephiroth on the Tree he had been working towards when he was preparing to enter into Briah. Since there are four Trees, and the Master reached the heights of Yetzirah (Kether) and was preparing to enter Briah, would that mean that the Master had to ascend from Malkuth to Kether again in the world of Briah?
Answer: Study Chapter 43 "The Resurrection" in The Three Mountains.
The world of Briah is the World of the Resurrected Archangels, who work in the Third Mountain under the guidance of their own God. Their goal is to incarnate their own Chokmah in Briah, Kether in Atziluth, and Ain Soph in the Solar Absolute, in order to develop their consciousness through tremendous psychological revolutions beyond good and evil.
Question: Or, since the Master reached the heights of Yetzirah (governed by Binah) does that mean, in synthesis, that when the Master was working towards Briah, that would really mean the sphere of Chokmah, since Chokmah governs Briah?
Answer: This means that after reaching the heights of Yetzirah (governed by Binah) he has to incarnate Binah in order to have the right to enter into Briah, the world of Chokmah.
Question: Aren't these nine developments part of the Second Mountain? Doesn't this also include the egos of the Black Moon (Lilith), beyond 96 laws?
Question: What confuses me is that Master Samael reached Kether (in Yetzirah) but did not incarnate his First Logos.
Answer: Third Logos = Yetzirah; Second Logos = Briah: First Logos = Atziluth
Question: So to reach the height of Yetzirah (Kether, at the end of the Second Mountain) does not signify the incarnation of Kether?
Answer: When the initiate reaches the height of Yetzirah, he is ready to pay his Kamaduro and Karmasaya in order to resurrect within Binah, the Holy Spirit.
Question To incarnate Kether is the work in Atziluth, in the Third Mountain, correct?
Question: I was under the impression that the entrance into Kether, or the entrance to becoming a Seraphim, signified the incarnation of Kether?
Answer: This only signifies the entrance into the realms of Kether in the world of Yetzirah.
Question: As well: since Chokmah is in Briah, and Kether is in Atziluth, what about Binah? Is the incarnation of Binah accomplished at the height of Yetzirah, with Resurrection?
Question: To resurrect is to become absorbed within Binah, correct? And this is only accomplished with the death of the Second Mountain?
Question: Finally, is the Divine Solar Absolute Prototype that Master Samael mentions at the end of The Three Mountains the Ain Soph?
The planet Uranus is the planet of Aquarius; the planet Uranus governs and directs the sexual glands and is 100% revolutionary. So Aquarius is represented by the Water Giver, Christ, the Ruach-Chokmah-El from heaven (Ouranos),
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of (Aquarius - Aqua-Aerius) water (Aqua) and of the Spirit (Aerius or Ruach-Chokmah-El), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." - John 3: 5
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