In relation to the sequence of lectures on the Zohar's alchemical precepts, we are going to continue on that theme, following the lecture “The Two Serpents of Eden.” So once again we should address the serpent in relation with the Hebrew letters as numerical living entities and in relation to our Divine Mother Kundalini, the magical brazen serpent or the divine brazen serpent of our magical powers. The title of this lecture is Prakriti, which is a Sanskrit word.
"Prakriti -- (Sanskrit) A compound consisting of the prepositional prefix pra, meaning "forwards" or "progression," and kriti, a noun-form from the verbal root kri, "to make" or "to do." Therefore prakriti means literally "production" or "bringing forth," "originating," and by an extension of meaning it also signifies the primordial or original state or condition or form of anything: primary, original substance. The root or parent of prakriti is mula-prakriti or root of prakriti. Prakriti is to be considered with vikriti – vikriti signifying change or an alteration of some kind, or a production or evolution from the prakriti which precedes it." - Theosophical Glossary
Master Samael Aun Weor addresses Prakriti, the Divine Mother in different books. In this Prakriti pdf's first graphic, we have a quotation from the book Parsifal Unveiled where we read:
Kundalini Yoga teaches in a brilliant way that the Bhujangini or serpentine power is found coiled three and a half times inside the coccygeal chakra (which is called of course the chakra muladhrara). The three coils represent the three gunas of Prakriti: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. It is an axiom of the occult wisdom that the remaining half tail represents Vikritis, the modification of Prakriti, the eternal feminine. - Parsifal Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
We can see that the Sanskrit word Vikritis is plural of Vikriti, which is very similar to Prakriti. The term “Kriti” joins them, which in Sanskrit means "to make" or "to do." Therefore Prakriti means literally "production" or "bringing forth." It relates to the forces of nature in itself because usually people translate Prakriti as nature but it is not nature as we know it but in its abstract manner.
Prakriti emerges from Mulaprakriti. The word “mula” means root. The prefix “Mula” is also found in “Muladhara”—“Mula” meaning root and “Dhara” meaning base or support. Thus, the chakra Muladhara, which is located between the anus and the genitalia, at the base of the spine, is where we have the root, the base or support of the power of Kundalini or Prakriti.
Hinduism associates Mulaprakriti—the primordial substance from which all the universe is created—with Parabrahman—the abstract intelligence within the Absolute. Mulaprakriti, the primordial substance is what we call the chaotic matter. In Kabbalah, we always mention that Mulaprakriti, or the root of Prakriti, is the Ain Soph, so the Ain Soph in itself is Mulaprakriti, the root of the Divine Mother Prakriti, where we find the three gunas in equilibrium.
These three gunas are called Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Sattva is in relation to the light, Rajas is in relation to action and Tamas is in relation to inertia which means all the possibilities for creation are there equilibrated within the bosom of the Divine Mother Space which is the Unmanifested Mother or Ain Soph as we kabbalistically call it.
So in the pdf's graphics, we find the image, the symbol, of Mulaprakriti, the Ain Soph within the space, carrying in her bosom the symbolic three primary forces. Master Samael Aun Weor always talks about the Ain Soph and tells us in his books that each one of us has his own particular Ain Soph, thus, within our Ain Soph we find the three primary atoms that are called in Sanskrit: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. They relate to the law of creation. These three primary forces when manifesting in the universe are what Christianity calls Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and what we in Kabbalah call Kether, Chokmah, and Binah.
These three primary forces have to awake all the creative possibilities of the Ain Soph, the Mulaprakriti, and this is why they appear in the universe. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit appear in in the universe in order for the Ain Soph to develop consciousness, knowledge, and this is precisely the main point here when entering into this topic.
The matter itself, as a primordial substance, Prakriti, exists in all creation; thus, we have to develop the intelligent power of Prakriti in order to manipulate, to equilibrate, to handle, her three gunas. This is why Master Samael explains that in the beginning of creation the three gunas enter into disequilibrium, yet they become equilibrated when we penetrate within the bosom of the Divine Mother, the Prakriti. This disequilibrium happens because the three primary forces within each one of us do not know how to control what we call creation or what the Bible called Beresheeth, Genesis. And this is precisely the meaning of the beauty of this creation. Hinduism teaches that this creation or production that Parabrahman (or the abstract intelligence of the space) can bring about into existence is only possible thanks to the Prakriti or the primordial substance. So, this is how the different levels of the universe appear when such intelligence enters into action. We address these levels in the lectures where we talk about the seven cosmos. Here we are just briefly commenting upon them.
Remember the three coils of the Kundalini serpent that are dormant in the Muladhara chakra represent the three gunas. It is obvious that in us the three gunas are imbalanced. The three gunas in Christianity are represented by the three traitors of Christ which are Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas; in Buddhism they are represented by the three daughters of Mara. The gunas are perverted in us as the three aspects of desire within our three brains, which we have to balance, because the Vikritis (modifications of the three gunas of the Prakriti) are in us, the outcome of the imbalance or the alteration of these three primary substances or elements, that the consciousness should learn how to handle through the Holy Trinity. Obviously when we do not have knowledge, when we are rooted in ignorance, in Tamas, we create only ego. This is why Krishna states that the Prakriti or the Vikritis, which are the modification of the three gunas of the Prakriti are: the four elements or Tattvas; the space as the Tattva Akash, the fifth element; the mind which is the sixth; the seventh, the intellect when we reach the humanoid level; and the eighth the ego that we have in abundance. All of these 8 modifications are Vikritis, the outcome of the modification of the three gunas. Vikritis have become perversions in us because we do not know how to handle the three gunas. This is why Master Krishna states that we have to balance the gunas in us in order to reach Self Realization. Let us read what the Bhagavad Gita says in relation to this topic:
"The Great Prakriti is my womb; in that I place the seed; thence, oh Bharata, is the birth of all beings! Whatever forms are produced, oh Kountreya, in any womb whatsoever, the Prakriti is their womb and I am the seedgiving father. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas these three Gunas (aspects or qualities) born of the Prakriti, oh mighty-armed one, bind fast the embodied to the body.
"Of these Gunas, Sattva which from its stainlessness is luminous and good, binds by attachment to happiness and by attachment to knowledge, oh, impeccable one.
"Know thou, oh, Kountreya, that Rajas is of the nature of passion, the source of desire and attachment; this Guna binds fast the embodied being to action.
"But know thou, oh, Bharata, that Guna Tamas is born of ignorance, deluding all embodied beings; it binds fast the embodied being, by heedlessness, laziness, and sleep [asleep consciousness, the sleep of soul, consciousness]."
So as you can see these three gunas are perverted within each one of us. This graphic shows us very clearly that the gunas are behind Krishna like three children because in reality the three gunas are just elements placed in our three brains with which we can work with. The Prakriti is independent from the gunas but the gunas emerge from her as children emerge from the womb of their mother. This is what we have to understand. So, in us we have the three gunas unbalanced; these are the materials with which we have created many egos. Yes, unfortunately because of our ignorance and lack of knowledge we have created only perversity. Every single being in the universe has the three gunas, thus, when we start awakening the Kundalini then the Divine Mother helps us to control or balance the gunas.
In the bosom of the abstract space or the Ain Soph the three gunas are equilibrated but when they enter into disequilibrium, creation starts. In us the three gunas correspond with the three coils of the serpent in the Muladhara chakra, and the half coil represents the Vikritis, which are the modifications that we need and could develop, but with intelligence. This is what we have to comprehend and understand about the three and half coils of the serpent which relates to the Kundalini, which everyone has but not awakened. The Master Samael states that when the serpent, that is coiled three and half times in the Muladhara chakra, awakens it emits a sound like the letter S. Like SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS and it starts its ascension through the spinal column.
We were previously talking about the serpent, and we will address it again in relation to Kabbalah, we will address how important is to understand what Prakriti is, to understand what the three coils of the serpent are in us, and what the symbols of these three coils are in relation to the Prakriti. The primordial substance Prakriti, the Gunas and Vikritis with which we can create and perform magical things are inside of us, if we know how to awaken it. Master Samael Aun Weor states in his book Parsifal Unveiled:
"Prakriti, the Divine Mother, is the primordial substance of nature. Several substances, different elements and sub-elements exist within the universe, but all of these are different manifestations of a single substance. The Great Mother, the Prakriti, the primordial matter, is the pure Akasha contained within the entire space. Mahamanvantara and Pralaya are two very important Sanskrit terms with which Gnostic students must become familiarized.
"Mahamanvantara is the Great Cosmic Day. Pralaya is the Great Cosmic Night. During the Great Day, the universe exists. When the Great Night arrives, the universe ceases to exist and becomes [dust] dissolved within the bosom of the Prakriti (which we said is the Ain Soph). The immeasurable infinite space is full of solar systems, which have their Mahamanvantaras and Pralayas. While some are in their Mahamanvantara, others are in their Pralaya. Millions and billions of universes are being born and dying within the bosom of the Prakriti. Every cosmos is born from the Prakriti and is dissolved within the Prakriti. Every world is a ball of fire that becomes ignited and extinguished in the bosom of Prakriti. Everything is born from the Prakriti; everything returns to the Prakriti. She is the Great Mother."
Regarding Parabrahman and MulaPrakriti, the intelligence and primordial substance and her modifications, the book of Genesis states:
"And Iod-Havah Elohim" (that in Sanskrit is called the Parabrahman, the intelligence of the absolute manifested in creation) "formed Adam from the dust of Adamah"
Obviously, in this case, the word Adamah—from the Hebrew language—relates to Prakriti, Adamah-"the mist of Mah," the Divine Mother, which represents the space, the Akasha, the primordial matter, and the dust represents the elements and substances or modifications of that primordial substance.
"Vav [the Kundalini] as mist, as Manna, went up from the earth, Vav watered the whole surface, [yes, the Kundalini] the mist of Mah. So, Vav, Iod-Havah Elohim formed Adam from the dust, the Manna, the mist of Mah. Vav breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; thus, Vav became Adam, a living soul.
“Vav, the Iod-Havah Elohim [Parabrahman] planted a garden [a Prakriti in Nature] eastward in Eden [in Yesod]; and there [as Anupadaka Tattva] he put Adam [the Adi Tattva] whom he had formed.
"[So, from the Vav] out of Adamah [the Akasha] made Iod-Havah Elohim [Parabrahman] to grow every tree [living tattvic force] that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life [the spinal column] also in the midst of the [human] garden [which is, Prakriti, in the psychosomatic human nature], and the tree of knowledge of good and evil [the sexual creative force in the psychosomatic human nature].
"Vav, the river [נהרה – Naherah - light, brightness - Prana] went out of [Daath, the top of the spinal column, the upper] Eden to water the garden [his psychosomatic nature or lower Eden]; through Vav, from thence [from Yesod] it [the Akasha Tattva] was parted, and became into four heads.
"The name of the first is Pison [Tejas Tattva]: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah [Geburah], where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon [Apas Tattva]: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Ethiopia [Chesed]. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel [Vayu Tattva]: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria [Tiphereth]. And the fourth river is Euphrates [Prittvi Tattva]. And Iod-Havah Elohim" (Anupadaka Tattva) took the man [Adi Tattva], and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." - Genesis 2: 6-15
Adamah is represented here in this painting by Jofra where he shows us Prakriti, the Divine Mother, with her feet on the earth having a spiral galaxy as her womb from within which all the infinite possibilities of creation emerged into the universe.
In Gnosticism we teach that Prakriti, the Divine Mother, has five fundamental aspects. Every aspect as a fundamental primordial substance has the three gunas and Vikritis in order to create any universe. So, understand that in order to control the three gunas, we must know how to work with the five aspects of the Divine Mother Prakriti within our psychosomatic nature, since every single aspect of Prakriti has the three gunas.
Thus, in our case, when we talk about our own individual Divine Mother (everyone has their own) obviously, she has the three gunas. Thus, with Her help, we control creation. This is why the book of Genesis states that Iod-Havah Elohim (which in English is translated as “the Lord God”) formed Adam from the dust of Adamah. This Adam is the true man. The true human being is formed from the dust of Adamah. We will say, in other words, Iod-Havah Elohim formed Adam by wisely manipulating the three gunas and the Vikritis of the Divine Mother, simple as that; thus, by wisely manipulating the three gunas is how God creates. This is why we have to awaken the Kundalini which is coiled three and a half times in the Muladhara chakra. When that Kundalini awakens then God [through the Anupadaka Tattva] which in our case would be Binah, our own particular Iod-Havah Elohim, will begin controlling through the pineal gland the three gunas in us, in order for Adam to emerge in our own psychosomatic nature. That is precisely what we have to understand.
Iod-Havah Elohim and Adamah is the same Brahma-Prakriti or Purusha-Prakriti; they correspond to the divine active, creative male-female power of all religions. Iod-Havah Elohim as Brahama or Abraham, makes the world out of Adamah or Prakriti.
The same creative process that happens through Brahama in the universe happens through Abraham within the individual human being. It is the same process as when the cosmocreators control the three gunas of the Divine Mother Cosmos in order to create worlds, planets, but that is a matter of Gods. Eventually, if we reach that level then we can manipulate the three gunas of the cosmos but first we need to learn how to manipulate the three gunas in us and in this planet with Mother Nature in the fourth dimension. For that we have work with the three gunas in relation to the elemental magic or we will say the Elemental Fairy Mother because the Divine Mother as the fifth aspect is the Elemental Fairy Mother in us that relates to the forces of the fourth dimension, the instinctual forces in us. Obviously the Divine Mother guides us in the sexual magic in order for us to know what to eat because remember that the three gunas relate to the three types of food that we can digest in the physical body. We need tamasic food, rajasic food, and sattvic food; Master Samael explains this in his books. The Elemental Fairy female magician, the Divine Mother, is the one who tells us what to eat and what not to eat in our spiritual development and the control of the gunas when we are awakened. But when we are not awakened we have to follow what the Master Samael Aun Weor tells us in his books.
"There are three types of food: Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic.
"Sattvic foods are constituted of flowers, grains, fruits, and that which is called Love.
"Rajasic foods are strong, passionate, excessively hot, too salty, exaggeratedly sweet, etc.
"Indeed, Tamasic foods are constituted by blood and red meat. - Samael Aun Weor
We have to moderately eat all types of tattvic foods in order to control the three gunas. Yes, we have to control them, yet, understand it is the Divine Mother who helps us to control the gunas, whether it is Mother Nature or the Elemental Mother, or even Mother Death because in order to walk the path of equilibrium we must annihilate the three perverted gunas in us. Yes, in order to overcome the three furies in us we have to worship the Divine Mother Death; this, in order for Her to annihilate the perverted gunas that all of us have alive.
As we stated in the beginning, these three gunas are perverted in us because of our ignorance, we have transformed them into the three traitors of Christianity: Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas. They are also represented in masonry as the three assassins of Hiram Abiff, whom everyone has within, we can also refer to them in Buddhism as the three daughters of Mara; these are the same gunas.
We always see these three perverted modifications of the gunas in many different religions with different names. The point that we have to understand is this: they are a perverted creation that we have made because of our ignorance and the only one who can help us to balance them is the Divine Mother in any of Her aspects because, again, there are five aspects of the Divine Mother Kundalini.
Now if we follow the sequence of lectures that we gave last time in relation to the two serpents of Eden here again we are addressing the development of the Brazen Serpent according to the book of Zohar. So we are going to go deeper into this theme because people think that when we address the Kundalini serpent this is only related to India and not with the Bible, yet, the Zohar mentions this serpentine power in a very hidden manner, which we are going to unveil for the benefit of those who want to understand what the snake symbolizes in the Bible.
The First Precept
We were addressing the three Hebrew letters Iod, Vav, and final Nun in the previous lectures; they spell the word Ion. The word Ion reminds us of the eon because Iod, Vav, and final Nun can be read as eon as well. Now, there is a word that is very significant yet common in this day and age; this word is Zion, and what is Zion? Well alchemically speaking Zion is related to the alchemical work that we perform; let us read the following biblical quotation in accordance with alchemy, with Gnosis.
Therefore, here, said Adonai Jehovah, here I am in Yesod at Zion, A stone -- a tried stone, a corner stone precious, founded in Yesod; the faithful will not rush. - Isaiah 28: 16
The former is an alchemical statement. Isaiah 28: 16 is translated in many ways because there are many translations of the Bible, yet, the people who translate this particular verse are not alchemists, but we are alchemists and we know what we are talking about. For instance, the letter that we write before Iod Vav and Final Nun is the letter tzaddi that is commonly associated with the word Tzadik. When Kabbalists see the letter Tzaddi they say Tzadik which means righteous. When we observe the letter tzaddi, it looks like an inclined letter nun. In kabbalah we know that the letter nun is just a letter Vav bent on top and in the bottom. It is bent in the neck and bent at the base of the spine. So a letter Vav bent on top and in the bottom is shown in the shape of the letter Nun. Yet, the letter nun - shown in the shape of the letter Tzaddi - is inclined forward, this, in order to hold on its back - which is the letter vav, the spinal column – a letter Iod. In other lectures we explained that in the shape of the letter tzaddi we see the alchemical work with the cross, because the alchemical cross is the method that alchemists use in order to raise - along the spinal column - the Iod or shakti potential energy of Nun from the coccyx to the head. This is why next to the letter tzaddi we see the Tzadik or Lord Christ, Yeshua, carrying the cross on his shoulders; the vertical line of the cross symbolizes the man and the horizontal, the woman performing the sexual act. In other words, the word Tzadik is also associated with chastity.
"And I will betroth thee to me for ever; yes, I will betroth thee to me in [Tzadik-צדיק] righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies." - Hosea 2: 19
In the shape of the letter Tzaddi we see the Tzalem [Hebrew צלם] image of the lord carrying the cross from the very bottom of the spine, the coccyx towards the mount of the skulls which is on our head, the spinal column is precisely the Mount of Zion. When we alchemically inquire where is the mount of Zion - because the Bible talks about the mount of Zion - we immediately know and understand that word Zion is addressing the spinal column of the ones who work with alchemy.
Alchemical meaning of the word ציון Zion: The letter Tzaddi represents the alchemist; the letter Iod is the head of the alchemist; the letter Vav is the spinal column, the heart and sex of the alchemist; the letter Nun Final elevates the sexual energy through the spinal medulla of the alchemist; the foot of Nun Final reaches even the Klipoth of the alchemist. Thus through Nun is how the alchemist enters into the purification of the gunas. That is why the letter Nun, which means fish, is inclined in the shape of the letter tzaddi. This inclination also symbolizes humbleness, humility and the way we enter into the New Jerusalem or the New Zion.
"Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean [fornicators]." - Isaiah 52: 1
When people read the former quotation they think that the soul of a particular righteous person will eventually enter into a particular fortress, indeed, but that fortress is the spinal medulla. If you visualize the thirty-three vertebrae, that is the mount of Zion on which every alchemist works, because in order to enter into that יון eon, Zion ציון you have to be a צ Tzadik, meaning, the one whoknows the mystery of alchemy or righteousness.
Let us see how the Zohar unveils this so easily and beautifully for us. We explained about the Prakriti because it is precisely the Prakriti, the Shekinah, which is the brazen serpentine force, who ascends the Mount of Zion. If you observe your spinal column and your head you will see that it has a serpentine shape. Our physical head is on top of the spinal column, which has a serpentine shape; thus, this is why a human head is always the head of the serpent; this is why the biblical serpent is always drawn with a human face. The bible calls it the serpent of bronze or the brazen serpent and the tempting serpent of Eden. So,when we work in Zion we are working with the serpents.
It is coming into my mind at this very moment how in this day and age some people talk about the reptilian people and how they make jokes about it. To tell you the truth a serpent is a reptile. Kabbalistically, Moses is a crocodile and a serpent, a reptilian, and every single master that awakens the Kundalini eventually becomes a reptilian being, which means a God, in other words. But not like that ridiculousness that you find on the internet. We also find reptilian initiates amongst the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl the feathered serpent, amongst the Mayans, Kukulcan and Wotan, are reptilian Gods. In the Bible God commands Moses to worship a reptile, a serpent:
"And Iod-Havah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live." - Numbers 21: 8
Listen, this it is not like many people think an actual brazen serpent or a snake that was alive. Ignorant people do not understand this alchemical symbol. We have to study alchemy in order to know what the serpent means, because Jesus of Nazareth, who carried the cross towards the mount of the skulls - which in Hebrew is Golgotha – did it, indeed, by worshipping, better said, by alchemically working with the same serpent that Moses worshipped in the wilderness, this is why Jesus said:
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up [to Golgotha]." - John 3: 14
Yes. Jesus was another reptile Master. In other words, an immortal, because the brazen serpent gives power to anyone who knows how to work with the Prakriti. The brazen serpent is a symbol of the Divine Mother Nature that is controlled, manipulated by the forces of the Holy Spirit when we know how. So in Isaiah chapter twenty eight verse sixteen, we read.
"Therefore, here, said Adonai Jehovah, here I am in Yesod at Zion, A stone -- a tried stone, a corner stone precious, founded in Yesod; the faithful will not rush." - Isaiah 28: 16
Adonai is the God of the Earth, Malkuth, and Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei is the Jehovah of the one who works with the sacred name of Jah. And who is the one who works with the sacred name of Jah? It is the alchemist who fills the gap of Hei [the Yoni, the Holy Grail] with his Iod [his phallus or Lance of Loginus]. Remember that we have said that God in the world of creation is Jah; thus, when Jah works, when Iod works with Hei then that Iod fills the gap of the letter Hei, thus the letter Hei is no longer Hei but Chet. And what does Chet mean? Chet means spiritual life by means of the union of the electric effluvia of the spinal columns of the male with the female thanks to the letter Iod. So the letter Chet, which is the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is the mystery of life “Chai,” because when you fill the gap of Hei with the letter Iod of “Jah”, the Iod protrudes from the Chet, then we have Chet and Iod, which is how we spell Chai which means life; thus Jah becomes Chai. This means that Jah is Chai, in other words, the letter Chet is the Iod filling the gap of Hei; thus, by doing so, that is, by raising the Iod or Shakti sexual potential through our spine during Sahaja Maithuna, we unite the two Vavs, or the two serpentine powers of the spinal column of man [Vav] and woman [Hei]; thus, this is how 'Iod' [the white dove, the Holy Spirit] creates through Chavah, Eve, the mother of the living. As we explained in other lectures, the Iod or Shakti sexual potential rising on the back of the letter Nun - which means fish - symbolizes the sperm and ovum transmuted into energy. This is the alchemical meaning of the letter Tzaddi.
If we observe the word Zion we will see two letters Nun and two letters Iod in it; the first Nun is an inclined letter Nun forming the shape of the letter Tzaddi, which is carrying a letter Iod on its back; both letters make the shape of the letter Tzaddi. The second letter Iod follows the letter Tzaddi and at the end of the word is the second Nun as Final. Again, the letter Iod symbolizes the Shakti potential of Nun, the fish or sperm; the Iod is the prophet Joshua, who is called the Son of Nun, Joshua in Hebrew means savior, Joshua in English is Jesus. This is why Joshua is named the son of Nun and also because Nun symbolizes Moses, the Leviathan. And why is Moses Nun or the Leviathan? Because Moses spells Ha-shem backwards, which is the serpentine power of Iod-Havah, the Shekinah, taken from the waters; and what do alchemists take from Ha-shamayim - השמים, the waters-Yam ים? They take השמ Moshe, Moses, Ha-Shem, the Name or Shakti potential of the Nun, the fish, which is the Iod in between the two Mems of מים Mayim. This is why Moses is called symbolically, the Leviathan, the Nun, which literally means fish in Aramaic.
"Can you draw out the leviathan with [וו two letters Vav] a hook...?" - Job 41: 1
Moses, the Leviathan really symbolizes the willpower that is developed when the alchemist, the righteous, draws out the Iod, the Shakti potential, from the Nun, the fish, the sperm and the ovum and sublimates this energy along the spinal column. Thus, willpower is Moses, who is the Nun, the Leviathan; and the one who faithfully follows Moses is the Iod, Joshua the son of Nun or the son of the Leviathan, Moses. In other words, as Moses lifted up the Shakti potential of the serpent in the wilderness, even so must Joshua, Jesus, the Son of Nun, the Son of Man, the son, the Iod of the sperm and ovum of man and woman be sublimated to Golgotha.
Let us follow now the Tzadikim sequence according to the Old Testament. Joshua is called a Tzadik, Joseph in Egypt is also called a righteous one, a Tzadik. Moses is also called a Tzadik. David is also a Tzadik, a righteous one. So, all the prophets are Tzadiks or Righteous. The Bible always states that we have to become righteous; yet, in order to become a righteous, a Tzadik, we have to perform the alchemical work explained in the shape of the letter Tzaddi. This is why its shape shows an inclined letter Nun, as if saying, be humble before God, the Iod, because the power of Kether rises like the letter Iod on the spine of the Tzadikim, and this means chastity. Such is the meaning of Tzadik. This is why the power of Iod-Havah says in Isaiah 28: 16: “Here I am in Yesod at Zion.” Who is in Yesod? In Yesod – Sex - are the two Nuns, the sperm and the ovum of Zion, meaning, at the base of the spinal column - that is Zion - the fortress, is where we have the Final Nun. Through Yesod we build the physical body and internal bodies.
So, Yesod is the very foundation of the spinal column and the tree of life. This is very clear, so, "Here I am in Yesod at Zion, a stone, the philosophical stone, the cubic stone of Yesod , the tried stone the corner stone precious, founded in Yesod; the faithful will not rush.” What do you understand when you read the former quotation? The faithful are also the righteous ones. “They will not rush” means they will not fornicate because when you are in the sexual act you should not rush. So, do not rush in Yesod; control the sexual act, control your fire. That is the meaning of “the faithful will not rush.” This is precisely an alchemical statement given by Isaiah to those who know the mystery of the letter Nun, the fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and as we already learned, Nun is in the shape of the letter Tzaddi and at the end of the word Zion.
Now, there is another letter that also has the letter Nun in its shape, and this is the letter Ayin, yet, the shape of the letter Ayin is different. The letter Ayin is another letter Nun but openly extended having the letter zayin as a vertical erected phallus in the middle of it. This means that the female sexual power of Zayin protrudes from the letter Nun, which as we already explained is a broken letter Vav. When we write Ayin and Tzaddi together we spell the word Otz, which in Hebrew means “Tree”. Therefore the word Otz - Tree - has two letters Nun: an inclined letter Nun in the shape of the letter Tzaddi and an openly extended letter Nun in the shape of the letter Ayin. Thus, alchemically speaking, the letter Nun is the base of Otz Chaim and Otz Daath, the tree of life and the tree of knowledge.
This is why the Kabbalists of the Zohar state that “out of Adamah made Iod-Havah Elohim to grow every tree [every alchemist] that is pleasant to the sight, and good for spiritual food; the tree of life also in the midst of the [alchemist] garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” So, all alchemists are trees pleasant to the sight and good for spiritual food. Indeed, because any alchemist, any white magician is a letter “Vav,” a Wizard of עוץ - Oz, a priest who works with the forces of Nun, the Divine Mother, the Prakriti in his spine.
"Bereshit Bera Elohim - בראשית ברא אלהים - In the beginning created Elohim." - Genesis 1: 1
Alchemically, these words are read: ברית-אש ברא אלהים Brith Esh Bera Elohim - Pact of Fire created Elohim.
"These words [בראשית ברא אלהים] are included in the first commandment which is known as "the fear of the Lord," the first step in the acquiring of true wisdom and knowledge. It is also called the beginning because it is the true gate through which we enter into the higher mysteries of the divine life and is the foundation upon which the world exists." - Zohar
When we read that the Zohar states that the words Bereshit Bera Elohim are included in the first commandment which is known as "the fear of the Lord," we understand that in order to comprehend this statement we have to be alchemists. In previous lectures, we explained that the word בראשית Beresheeth is broken as ברית אש Brit Esh which means Pact of Fire; ברית אש Brit Esh is also related to the circumcision or the pact of fire that we have to do in order to enter in to the mysteries. We know that circumcision is מילה Milah in Hebrew, but when we say ברית Brit in Hebrew this is associated with the pact of God with alchemists, which is in relation with circumcision which is the surgical removal of the foreskin (prepuce) from the human penis, which relates to sexual animal sensation. Circumcision is a ceremony practiced not only in Judaism but also in Islam and other minor religions. The cutting of the foreskin (prepuce) from the human penis, which is called circumcision, is a preamble to the sexual alchemical pact with God that the circumcised will eventually perform “in the beginning” if he decides to enters into the spiritual path that leads to Zion. This religious ceremony is very painful for the male child. Later on at his adulthood he will know the alchemical meaning of it. He then will learn that he has to cut from his Body, Mind and Spirit the Nephesh, the bestiality of his animal soul; for that he has to learn in the beginning how to transmute his sexual energy into willpower, this, in order to enter into the mysteries of the first commandment. Thus, if we do not practice alchemical chastity, we are not fulfilling the first commandment, even if we are physically circumcised. This is what Alchemists call ברית אש Brit Esh, and what, the Kabbalists in the Zohar state, is related with the first commandment.
"There are three kinds of fear, two of which are of no avail in the search after truth, and have no reference except to bodily or physical enjoyment and delight, and the preservation of wealth, and therefore are altogether unmeritorious. True fear is that affection which arises from a feeling of reverence toward the Holy One as being all powerful, the rootless root of all life and existence and in whose eyes the illimitable universe with all its inhabitants are as nothing. This is the fear which when exercised tends to bring nearer the time when the Divine Will shall universally prevail throughout the world." - Zohar
"The beginning of wisdom [Chokmah] is the fear of Iod-Havah, and the knowledge [Daath] of the Holy Ones is understanding [Binah]." - Proverbs 9: 10
When people read the former quotation they do not understand that such a fear is to be in awe. In order to be in awe of Iod-Havah we have to be in the sexual act because it is there when you experience the presence of Iod-Havah. Such is the fear, better said, the awe that we are talking about here. It is not that we have to be afraid of God or some divinity. The book of Zohar states:
"In uttering these words Rabbi Simeon was affected to tears and said: Woe unto me whether I speak or keep silence! For if I speak, sinners will know how to worship and serve the Lord, and refraining there from will thus add to their guilt, and if I keep silent then I keep back knowledge that ought to be imparted to you. The man whose fear springs from a dread of affliction that may assail him, falls under the power and influence of evil that becomes his tormentor. The only right fear is that described by scripture, as:
תחלת חכמה יראת יהוה ודעת קדשים בינה
"The beginning of wisdom is to be in awe of יהוה in Daath [where we find] the Holy Ones [Abba and Aima from] Binah." - Zohar
The word תחלת Teheloth “the beginning” is associated with לתחלב Le-Teheleb to emulsify, which is what alchemists do in ציון Zion, because Proverbs 9: 10 does not say בראשית Bereshit, the beginning, but תחלת Teheloth, which also signifies the beginning. But why is it not written Bereshit? It is in order to point at לתחלב Le-Teheleb because to alter the state of matter is what alchemists do. Alchemists emulsify when they mix, when they wisely transform elements within their psychosomatic nature while performing the sexual act.
We are emulsifying the primordial substance in the beginning of our alchemical work and that is the beginning of wisdom, which is also ברית-אש Brith Esh. the pact of fire. Such pact of fire is performed when we are in the sexual act and when we feel the fire in our sexual organs, such is the beginning of wisdom. If you know how transmute your sexual forces, that is the beginning of wisdom; through sexual alchemy by being a righteous one, a Tzadik, is how Prakriti, the Shekinah, rises in our spinal column in the city of Zion. If you do not do emulsify, you are just wasting your time because לתחלב Le-Teheleb, to emulsify, is associated with the first commandment, that is, to be in awe of Iod-Havah in the very sexual act.
Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai said in the Zohar, “For if I speak, sinners will know how to worship and serve the Lord” the sinners in this case are us the fornicators, who will know how to worship the Lord, yet, if we do not do it, we will add to our punishment, and this is why he is in tears. In other words, he says woe is me because if I explain this I will help the sinners to stop being sinners but if they keep doing what they are doing, which is fornicating, they will add more to their karma because they would know what they are doing.
"Whoever begins the divine life with it [with Brith Esh ברית-אש], begins well and observes all the other precepts which are included in it."
Did you understand that בראשית ברא אלהים In the beginning created Elohim? Or, did you understand that ברית-אש ברא אלהים Brith Esh Bera Elohim? In other words, did you understand that if you worship Iod-Havah in this alchemical manner you are creating an Elohim within you? because Bereshit created Elohim [our Monad], the heavens [our souls] and the earth [our solar bodies].
"On the contrary, whoever exercises it not breaks and violates them, and to him may be applied the words of the scripture:
"And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was upon the face of the great deep, and the spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters" - Genesis 1: 2
The former statement of Genesis 1: 2 is directly applied to the hypocrites who fornicate in spite of knowing that they should not. For them their earth, their psychosomatic nature is without form and void since darkness is upon the face of their subconsciousness, unconsciousness, and infra-consciousness and because the fire of the Holy Spirit of the Elohim who [in the pineal gland] moves upon the face of their sexual waters is always cast out “in the beginning,” thus, they self-remove the light from their heads; that is, they self-behead themselves by means of their abominable spasm, their filthy orgasm.
"Therefore in Genesis 1:2 is described the four kinds of punishments inflicted upon the ungodly [that is to say, upon those hypocritical fornicators]."
The book of Zohar states:
"Tohu (without form), the punishment of strangulation referred to by the prophet Isaiah 34: 11: “And he will stretch over her the measuring cord of [Tohu] confusion, and the plumb stone of [Bohu] emptiness.” The cord of Tohu ve Bohu, which ejects great stones by which fornicators are stoned, which is the second kind of punishment." - Zohar
How does the one who fornicates receives the punishment of strangulation?
During the contraction of the orgasm, the sphincters and prostate violently force the Christic solar light stored in the semen to be expelled out of the body. So, through the orgasm, Eve, the sexual cord name “Serpent Ida” stretches out, thus, stopping the flux of sexual creative life fluid from flowing towards Adam, the brain and leading it to unconsciousness and spiritual death by the increasing of a deficiency of the living Christic light.
When one is in chastity and transmutes the sexual energy, the Christic light stored in the semen is sublimated and nourishes the blood in the heart, which in turn feeds the brain. All the creative energy or sexual force is placed in the heart, the brain takes from the heart in order to be enlightened, awakened. But when you fornicate your punishment is by strangulation, meaning that the Christic light stored in the semen no longer goes up to your heart and brain, because through the orgasm you have stretched the cord Ida, thus, strangling yourself by preventing the Christic life and light of the sex and heart from rushing to the brain.
Remember that it is stated that Eve (the serpent Ida) ate of the fruit (the Christic light stored in the semen of our sexual organs) and gave to her husband (Adam, the brain). So that is the meaning of strangulation, where the brain is no longer in communion with the fires of the heart because we have strangled the Christic light from the blood through fornication.
Let us now talk about the second punishment where the cord of Ida, the cord of Tohu ve Bohu, ejects great stones by which fornicators are stoned:
"Therefore, here, said Adonai Jehovah, here I am in Yesod at Zion, A stone -- a tried stone, a corner stone precious, founded in Yesod; the faithful will not rush." - Isaiah 28: 16
The Lord abides in the stone, thus, when we eject the Lord then the stone remains without force, thus, we are spiritually killed with our own stone, this is also related to sex.
"During the sexual act, our seminal substance descends into its corresponding cavity... When this seminal substance is spilled, we then lose millions of Christic solar atoms [stones]. Instantaneously, these solar atoms [stones] are substituted by millions of demonic atoms [stones], which enter through the Brahmanic cord by means of the contractions of the genital orgasmic movements." - Samael Aun Weor
So, through the orgasm the Christic solar atoms of light are replaced by demonic lunar atoms or stones that kill us spiritually. Therefore, alchemically speaking, stoning is a physical and spiritual self-induced punishment.
So, let the hypocritical fornicator Pharisees that believe that they are without sin and who interpret the bible to the dead letter be the first ones to throw their defamatory Tohu ve Bohu stones of accusations against us, the Gnostics.
"The third punishment is darkness (choshek) or death by [passional] fire, as it is written: "When [as in the Garden of Eden] ye heard his voice out of the midst of the darkness, for [because of fornication] the mountain [of Zion] did burn with [passional] fire" (Deuteronomy 5: 23).
"Then spoke [the Solar Logos incarnated within] Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that [transmutes his libido] follows me [therefore] shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light [stored in the semen] of life." - John 8: 12
Darkness is simply the absence of solar light! The Solar Christ is the light that grants us awareness of the internal worlds and of our Inner God, but when we fornicate we violently force the Christic solar light stored in the semen to be expelled out of our body; thus, darkness is the only element that remains upon the face of our deep, our consciousness.
"Then Delilah [or Lilith, through the orgasm] drained [the strength of the sun out of] Samson['s gonads] and said, “The Philistines [psychic aggregates] are upon you!" Samson awoke from his sleep and thought, "I will go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that [because of the orgasm] Iod-Havah had left him. Then the Philistines [psychic aggregates] seized his [consciousness] and gouged [the Christic solar light] out [of] his [pituitary and pineal] eyes." - Judges 16: 20, 21
Thus, now we are bound with bronze chains and forced to grind grain in the wheel of samsara. And if we close our physical eyes and try to see within our own subconsciousness with the eyes of the spirit we find darkness and all of that filthiness of those egos or Philistines. Now, as Samson, we want to shake ourselves free, but this is not easy, for that we have to work hard in alchemy in order to overcome the darkness, because we made that darkness with our sexual behavior.
"The words: "And the spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters," refer to the fourth mode of punishment, viz., death by beheading with a sword. It is written: "And he placed at the east of the Garden of Eden, Cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life" (Genesis 3:24). This flaming sword bears the name of "Spirit" and symbolizes the infliction of death meted out to transgressors of the commandments of the law. - Zohar
In other words, fornicators self-behead themselves, because the sexual fire stored in their sexual creative waters that “in the beginning” should victoriously rise through their spinal column up towards their pineal gland - by means of the will of the Holy Spirit - is instead – by means of their evil will - cast out because of their filthy orgasm; thus, this is how they self-cut their heads off and send them down into the abyss.
This is what literally happened to this great initiate Zanoni (which, if you spell his name with Hebrew letters, it would be צאנוני with Tzaddi). Zanoni was an immortal Master but he fell in love with a singer in Naples Italy. He fornicated with her, thus, the outcome of his transgression was death by beheading. This is how Zanoni lost his head in the guillotine, a very cruel example of this type of punishment. Spiritually speaking one loses the head when one fornicates. Thus, this is how the Zohar explains these four punishments which are alchemically written in the beginning, in Genesis.
Thus, if we do not comprehend the first precept, which is “Brith Esh ברית-אש the pact of fire created Elohim,” we then do not comprehend the other precepts, because:
"Whoever begins the divine life with it, begins well and observes all the other precepts which are included in it."
Listen very carefully “Brith Esh Bera Elohim ברית-אש ברא אלהים the pact of fire creates Elohim,” בראשית ברא אלהים - Bereshit creates Elohim. This means that the pact of chastity and fire creates an Elohim within you but if you do not do it then you as a psychosomatic earth will remain formless and void and darkness will be always upon the face of your psyche and the Spirit of God will move away from the face of your creative waters, which as we already explained, such waters are your sexual waters.
The Second Precept
"Having described the first precept, viz., the fear of the Lord, come we now to the second which is intimately associated with it and never separated from it; that is, perfect love." - Zohar
Did you apprehend that? The former quotation means: after knowing how to transmute our sexual energy in the sexual act, we must know about perfect love. Because Brith Esh ברית-אש the pact of fire is not just sexual transmutation but also the development of perfect love.
"Which everyone should cherish and entertain towards their Creator. If it be asked, what is perfect love, it is love of perfection, the one great love, as it is written: "Walk before me and be thou perfect" (Genesis 17:1). Furthermore, the scripture says: "And God said let there be Light" (Genesis 1: 3). By the word Light is meant perfect love." - Zohar
In other words, by means of the fire - of Brith Esh ברית-אש the pact of fire - in the sexual act we have to sacrifice all of our animality, we have to annihilate our lust. We have to annihilate, to sacrifice our anger, etc. in other words, we have to work on the annihilation of our ego because through the sexual act which is the fear of the Lord is how we utilize the energy of our Divine Mother Prakriti or Brazen Serpent in order to balance our three brains, the three gunas, and this is precisely what we have to do in order to develop perfect love.
Moses taught Perfect Love to the multitudes by means of the brazen serpent.
"Perfect love is that which manifests itself in two different ways or aspects and merits only to be called such. There are those who love God if he grants them wealth, length of days, offspring, worldly prosperity and success in their business enterprises, but hate and disregard him if the wheel of destiny or the good law brings them misfortune and suffering. Perfect love is that which changes not, but continues and abides the same in all circumstances, be they joyous or adverse. We should therefore love God even if he takes from us life, health, yea everything we hold dear." - Zohar
So, understand that the two different ways or aspects of perfect love are associated with the first commandment, Jesus said:
"Thou shalt love Iod-Havah thy [Inner] Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind [and with all thy might]. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments [two different ways or aspects] hang all the law and the prophets." - Matthew 22: 37-40
Nevertheless, people are happy with God only when God gives them everything but when they are submitted to trials, when they face their karma, they then start complaining "Look what God did to me. I, who is a meek sheep; I, who is working for others; I, who is a righteous one; I who is in chastity, and look now I am passing this terrible ordeal.” Listen, those terrible ordeals happen because we need to develop perfect love. Perfect love is not just to say "oh God is perfect love." Master Samael says the Monad needs to reach perfection in mastery. When the Monad reaches the fifth initiation of major mysteries, it has gained the right to be named a Master on the Earth, but not a Master of perfection. Masters of perfection are different from those that only reach the fifth initiation of major mysteries. Masters of perfection have developed perfect love. Those who reach the fifth initiation of major mysteries know what love is to a certain degree. Yet, Master Samael Aun Weor stated: “only those who learned how to receive the negative impressions, the unpleasant impressions from the neighbors with gladness, with love, have developed perfect love.” Behold an instance of perfect love:
"And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.” And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, “If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.” And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, “If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” But the other answering rebuked him, saying, “Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.” And he said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” And Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” - Luke 23: 33-43
Nonetheless, we, in our own marriage, when our spouse is wrongly behaving, when our spouse is doing something unpleasant, there, we show very clearly that we have not developed perfect love. Master Samael said: alchemists must learn how to receive with gladness, with love, the negative impressions of their spouse. If your spouse is treating you badly learn how to receive that with love; yet, not with masochism, but with love, that is, by understanding that he or she is not perfect. This is easy to explain but difficult to practice when we are with our spouse, who indeed is the first one with whom we should learn perfect love. What about love thy neighbor as thyself in the street, our family, our acquaintances, the people who we do not know? We must also learn perfect love with them. Listen, if we make an inventory of reactions where we should have shown perfect love, all of us lose, right? All of us would be losers because we have the ego alive. About the trials in order to development perfect love it is written:
"And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
"And Iod-Havah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against Iod-Havah and against thee; pray unto Iod-Havah that he take away the serpents from us.
"And Moses prayed for the people. And Iod-Havah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live.
"And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. - Numbers 21: 5-9
The serpent of brass is an alchemical alloy done through sexual alchemy, it represents the very essence of the Shekinah, the essence of the Divine Mother upon a pole, upon our spinal medulla, by worshipping her Divine Presence on the sexual altar of love is how we manage to develop perfect love; she is the only one that can help us to develop perfect love, because she is the very essence of perfect love.
Listen, we worship the Divine Mother, the serpent of brass, not only by saying everyday: "Oh Divine Mother I love thee.” That is not enough! To worship the serpent of brass and live, means to annihilate those egos related with our unpleasant reactions against our neighbor, because the one who annihilates those egos is the Divine Mother. She knows that the three gunas are unbalanced in us. She knows that the three gunas are the three traitors, Judas, Pilate and Caiaphas in us. She knows that the three traitors are very alive inside of us. So Jehovah Elohim, the Holy Spirit, who is the husband of the Divine Mother, said: “Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live.”
So, if we cannot control the serpents that are biting us, those ordeals sent from Geburah, we do not develop perfect love, because we cannot if we have the ego alive. So, let us worship the Divine Mother, let us worship the brazen serpent, because “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” - Hosea 4: 6
Please understand that to worship the brazen serpent is not a matter of having a picture or a brazen serpentine sculpture or a live serpent in your home, no! To worship the brazen serpent means to work with alchemy, to work with “Brith Esh ברית-אש” the pact of fire by being a Tzadik, a righteous one, by riding the serpent from the coccyx all the way through Zion or that fortress which is the city of Zion, by carrying our cross on our back from the coccyx to the mount of the skulls, which is our own head. This is how we do it, yet, in the bible this is written with symbols. This is how alchemists understand this, otherwise it is worthless.
The Zohar continues associating perfect love with the fear of the Lord, or better said, with awe of the Lord during the sexual act, where we also develop perfect love by means of the annihilation of our egos, which relates to the second precept. It is stated:
"The fear of the Lord is inseparable from his commandments, especially that of perfect love, and happy the man in whose life and conduct they are manifested and conjoined, as it is written:
“Blessed is the man that is continually in awe: since the one whose heart is presumptuous, shall fall into evil.” - Proverbs 28: 14
For his fear and love are so associated that even if misfortunes assail and overwhelm, it matters not. He is unmoved and his heart becomes not hardened so that he falls into sin." - Zohar
Master Jesus gives an example of being continually in awe. In the gospel of Luke chapter 18 it is written:
"Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: 'God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.'"
Do you see how the Pharisee is acting? This is the Pharisee ego inside of us. When we start working with these teachings and we are in chastity and we are annihilating the ego all of sudden we are feeling better than others; if we practice meditation, we say: “Oh, this other person just comes here and listens to the lecture yet does not do anything, but I do mediation, vocalization; I annihilate my ego, so I am advancing, yet, these poor people who listen to the lectures and do not do anything, they are going to hell, I feel sorry for them.” Yes, this is how many Gnostics behave. Yet, the public that listens is precisely the Publican who recognizes that he is a sinner.
"And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: 'God be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted." - Luke 18: 10-14
Yet, to be exalted is not as many people think, “if I humble myself, I will be exalted and maybe I will, all of a sudden, receive a special invitation to come here and will receive a reward in front of everybody, thus, they will say "oh this man is so holy!" No! God will reward you in secret, so it is not to show off, to boast about humbleness. Yes, people think that in order to be humble we have to boast about it. Listen, that is not humbleness. That is to be like that Pharisee, who always protrudes through many Gnostics in this day and age. And not because I am lecturing about it, and not because I am saying it, this shows that I am not doing it, "oh they do it but I am not doing it!" no! I am also doing it. Listen, sometimes pride is silent! Sometimes we do not boast about it, but we think about it "oh yes I am good but I do not say it, because if I say it, I will show my vanity and that is not good,” so I boast about it in silence. Master Samael says that Gnostics should work on mystic pride and mystic vanity which in us is very strong unfortunately. Thus, if we want to develop perfect love we have to imitate David or Perseus.
David holds the head of Goliath in his left hand and his sword in his right hand after he decapitated him; Perseus does the same thing; he holds the head of medusa and holds also the sword after he decapitated her. Who is medusa? Who is goliath? It is that evil will that we have within. The evil will that is always ready to do wrong things, but not the commandments of the Lord. We develop perfect love when we alchemically accomplish the first commandment.
In the Bible, Samuel anoints Saul as King of Israel. Saul is written with the letters Shin Aleph and Lamed. These are the same letters that spell Sheol, Hell. Yet, Saul is how it is translated in the Bible. So, Saul means Hell. Saul was the first king of Israel. Now let us talk about Saul alchemically. Saul who was the first king of Israel symbolizes the alchemist that reaches the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries and who is therefore controlling his archetypes, his Israel inside, because Israel according to Kabbalah relates to the heart, to Tiphereth, Jacob, the Malachim. Thus, Sheol or Saul is a king filled with ego. Saul is a king, a Malachim, an angel, a Master of the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries but he did not killed Goliath as David did. He is a Sheol, hell or better said, a Hasnamuss, a Marut מארות with double polarity.
In Gnosticism we explain that all of us are Hasnamussen because we have ego and we have consciousness, two polarities, yet, to be a Hasnamuss with double center of gravity is different. This means somebody that has reached the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries and still has the ego alive, thus, making troubles with his ego, with his Sheol, hell. That is why when you read the story of Saul or Sheol in the Bible you find that he is an anointed one because he is a Master, a Malachim, a king, but he is not doing the right things and this is why God gives the kingdom to David. But who is David? David is not Sheol. The Master that reaches the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries is still filled with problems, with Klipoth, with Sheol, with hell; his egos emerge from Klipoth and make mistakes because his ego is alive; so Saul is Sheol. Yet, David is the one who kills Goliath and this is why the Bible states Sheol or Saul has slain his thousands yet David his ten thousands. This is a very alchemical kabbalistic statement. By studying the tree of life we know very well that the soul of Saul relates to Klipoth, but the soul of David to Malkuth.
Thus, when we read that David killed his ten thousands we then say ten means ten sephiroth. In other words David is a Master that reached perfect love or perfection in Mastery, it means that he not only perfected his soul in Malkuth, but also in Yesod, Hod, Netzach, Tiphereth, Geburah, Chesed, Binah, Chokmah and Kether. David developed his soul in all of the tree of life. Such is the work that the Master Samael Aun Weor performed along the Second Mountain. Thus, to achieve all of the levels in Yetzirah until reaching perfection in Mastery, is what the book of Zohar calls perfect love. Thus ten thousand is a symbolic kabbalistic quantity.
It comes into my mind right now a statement amongst the Gnostics, they say that the Master Samael stated that we have ten thousand egos. Thus, through meditation we inquired why the Master Samael said we have to annihilate ten thousand egos. Well that is an alchemical and kabbalistic statement. However, intellectuals think that the Master Samael was counting his egos. We do not think so, since he always said when parodying Virgil the poet of Mantua:
"Though we had a thousand tongues to speak and a palate of steel we would not be able to fully enumerate them all..."
So, he also said: “the day, date and hour does not matter” likewise, the exact intellectual quantity of egos!
We do not think that when he was annihilating his ego he worried about knowing the exact number of psychological aggregates he already annihilated and kept counting them to finally reach 10,000. But we comprehend that the count he was doing was kabbalistic. We understand that he first annihilated the egos in relation to Malkuth and then, as he explains in the three mountains, he continued with the Enneagram, from Yesod until finally reaching Kether, the top of the tree of life in the world of Yetzirah or the world of formation, where he achieved perfection in mastery, that is to say, ten thousand kabbalistically speaking. So, please do not say that we have ten thousand egos because that is ridiculous. The many egos that we have are innumerable, we know this! Understand, ten thousand means perfecting Malkuth, Yesod...etc., until Kether, all of this in the world of Yetzirah in order to achieve resurrection. That is what David and Perseus represent.
"Saul [שאול] has slain his thousands, and David [ודוד] his tens of thousands." - Samuel 18: 7
See the letters that spell “And David” - Vav Daleth Vav Daleth. David means Boiler in Hebrew. Such a boiler is precisely Zion, the spinal column, because we have to boil our creative waters with the fires of the Kundalini, the fires of Prakriti, this, in order to balance the three gunas, which are perverted in any initiate that has the ego alive. David did it by means of “Brith Esh ברית-אש” the pact of fire, by being a Tzadik, a righteous one, and by cutting off the head of Goliath.
Saul reached mastery because in order to reach mastery you have to kill a lot of egos. You have to kill a lot of bestiality within in the first mountain, but the second mountain is more difficult. Saul did the first mountain but David did the first and the second mountains. In this day and age in Gnosticism there are many Masters that reach the level of Saul, Sheol, Hell. They killed a thousand, but the only one who killed ten thousand is Master Samael Aun Weor because he reached the top of the second mountain, and developed perfect love, that is, perfection in mastery; such is the meaning of ten thousand. And is not as many people think that every time they meditate they say today I killed one and in another meditation, this time I killed two, they meditate again and say, now I killed three, now five and so on and so forth. And get anxious because they have to keep ahead, since they want to reach ten thousand. So, the way of the fool is ludicrous. We have to study kabbalah and alchemy in order to understand what we are doing in relation with the slaughter of the ten thousand in all of the levels of the mind, because Aleph means thousand in Hebrew; thus, ten thousand also means to work with the three primary forces because the letter Aleph symbolizes the spinal column or letter Vav, the firmament that divides the waters from the waters; these two waters are represented in the two letters Iod, which are above and below the transversal letter Vav that makes the shape of the letter Aleph. This letter means thousand and represents the alchemical personal work that we have to do with the two waters in the central pillar of the tree of life, the letter Vav, our spinal column, in each one of the ten sephiroth.
Thus. If we do not know alchemy and kabbalah then we wrongly interpret what the Master Samael said and what other Masters said, as some people who literally interpret what is written in the Bible and say, “Oh David killed ten thousand people and Saul only killed a thousand since at that time, women were dancing and singing and worshipping David because he was a bigger killer than Saul.” This is a common interpretation because people do not understand that all of this is a psychological symbol. So, do not read the bible or any other sacred book literally. Otherwise ignoramuses might think that in order to be a great initiate one needs to kill people.
In this day and age religious ignoramuses launch people into "holy wars;" thus, fanatics go and kill their brothers, believing that after that they will go to paradise with their egos of assassination alive. They did not even kill their thousand egos, let alone their ten thousand; their ego is very fat. As in Saul [שאול] Sheol or hell, the three gunas, the three traitors, are very fat and alive within them.
Other Gnostics state that the three gunas are related with three aspects of the Divine Mother when the Master Samael clearly stated:
"We must search with infinite yearnings within each one of us for these three assassins of the secret master, so that, finally, on a given day (the date, day and hour does not matter), we will exclaim with all of the strength of our soul, “The King is dead, hail to the King!”
"It is clear that the first treacherous one is indeed the loathsome demon of desire.
"It is unquestionable that the second disloyal one is the horrifying demon of the mind.
"It is evident, clear, and definitive that the third traitor is the vile demon of evil will.
"Judas is the first. He is the one who sells the secret Christ for thirty silver coins.
"Pilate is the second. He always washes his hands and declares himself innocent; he never recognizes himself as guilty.
"Caiaphas is the third. He never does the will of the Father; he abhorred the Lord and still is abhorring Him.
"The origin of these three evil ones is indeed extremely tenebrous. It is indubitable that they are an outcome of the frightful perversion of the three gunas." - Parsifal Unveiled
The Divine Mother has five aspects; yet, they state that the three gunas relate to three of those five aspects. This is ridiculous. Every aspect of the Divine Mother has the three gunas within it because the three gunas are just the primordial matter with which the Divine Mother works in any universe; thus, don't mistake the Divine Mother with the gunas.
One thing is your mom and another thing is you. Your mom is your mom but the outcome of your mom is you. The gunas come from the Prakriti but they are not the Prakriti itself. Do not mix things.
"Whosoever wants to be born again, whosoever wants to achieve Final Liberation, must eliminate the three Gunas of the Prakriti from their nature.
"The one who does not eliminate the Guna Sattva becomes lost within the labyrinth of theories and abandons the esoteric work.
"The one who does not eliminate Rajas fortifies the lunar ego by means of anger, covetousness, and lust. We must not forget that Rajas is the very root of animal desire and the most violent passions. Rajas is the root of all concupiscence. The latter, in itself, is the origin of every desire. The one who wants to eliminate desire must first eliminate the Guna Rajas.
"The one who does not eliminate the Guna Tamas will always have the consciousness asleep. He will be lazy. He will abandon the esoteric work due to slacking, inertia, laziness, lack of willpower, lack of warmth, lack of spiritual enthusiasm. He will be a victim of the foolish illusions of this world and he will succumb to ignorance." - Samael Aun Weor
Vikritis means modification or the outcome of the three gunas, yet Vikritis and the three Gunas are not the Divine Mother. They are the outcome of the primordial substance, Prakriti, which is the Divine Mother in any of Her aspects.
The Third Precept
Now let us study the third alchemical precept. There are actually fourteen precepts that we must study. Why fourteen? Because fourteen is the letter Nun, the fourteenth Arcanum called temperance, which is the way the alchemist mixes in his firmament, his spinal medulla, the superior waters with the inferior waters.
“When the septenary man is sexually united with the septenary woman, the sum is the fourteenth Arcanum of the Tarot.” - Samael Aun Weor
The third precept teaches that the Lord of the universe is an all powerful being who is Iod Havah and also claims his unity by the reciting of the six words of the Shema that correspond with the sixth direction in space, with a fixed intention to do his will. The word One (אחד, ehad) in the Shema should be equal in duration to the pronunciation of the six words. This is why the scripture says:
"Vav Elohim said, Let the waters [מ Mem] under the heavens [א Aleph] be gathered together into אחד ehad one place, and let [ד Daleth] the dry land appear: and it was so." - Genesis 1: 9
What we have just read is the third alchemical precept according to the Zohar. But if you don't have the clue of alchemy and kabbalah you will not understand it. Let us unveil it in order for all of us to understand, because we are in the time of the end. First the Shema is the prayer that the orthodox pray every day in the morning and in the night. It says:
"Listen Israel Iod Havah is our Elohim Iod Havah is one."
שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד
"Shema Isreal Iod Havah Elohim Iod Havah Ehad."
This prayer has six words in total. The prayer proclaims the unity of God but how do you understand such a unity? First, because the evening is the woman and the morning is the man. "And the evening and the morning was one day." But in order to make that one day we have to unite man and woman in the sexual act. This is why we find the letter Chet in the word Ehad, Aleph, Chet, Daleth. What is Aleph? It is the spinal column with the two waters, whether in the man or in the woman. The upper waters are the cerebral spinal fluid, and the lower waters are the sexual fluids, and the two are divided by the spinal column. That is the shape of the letter Aleph, alchemically speaking. In synthesis what is the letter Chet? We already explained that the letter Chet is the man and women uniting their spinal fluids, in other words, uniting their Vavs, their trees of lives; since, the letter Chet means life. Do you comprehend the alchemical sexual point of this matter?
So when the Aleph of the man is united with the Aleph of the woman Chet then emerges from them, then we have “אח Ech” and this word means sibling, brother. Then by adding to them (the siblings, Adam and Eve, the “אח Ech”) the letter daleth (fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which represents the tetragrammaton יהוה) we make of them a unity, אחד Ehad – ONE. This is why the word Ehad means one. Such is the alchemical explanation of Aleph, Chet, Daleth, Ehad, One. The prayer says: “Hear Israel Iod Havah Elohim is one;” comprehend that Israel is one in the sexual act, because all the archetypes of Israel are one in the heart. And when we say Shema Israel, understand that in Kabbalah, in Alchemy, the words listen, hearing, and Israel, are associated with the letter Vav. So when we say hear, listen Israel, we are saying: Listen with your heart, with your soul, with your consciousness through your spinal column, why? Because in your spinal column you have your seven chakras, and in order for the soul, “Israel” to listen to God you have to develop the seven churches of Assiah.
There is no way that someone will understand God or hear God if they do not have the Seven Chakras developed in their letter Vav, their spinal column. And Israel means your archetypes, all the parts of your soul. So, in order to hear we have to develop our buddha-dhatu, the chakras the Kundalini.
What becomes one? The sexual fluids of אלה-ים Elah-Yam, our Sea Goddess [the mist of Mah - האד-מה] become one in our heart, during the sexual act, says the wife; Who becomes one? The cerebral spinal fiery fluids השמים ha-Schamayim of our God, the Sea God אל-הים [the rain המטיר of Mi] become one in our heads, during the sexual act says the husband. The Who and the What of husband and wife become one during the sexual act, their יהוה become one. The King along with the Queen in Malkuth during the alchemical sexual copulation while concentrated on their Pineal Gland vocalize: Meeeeeeeeeee; immediately after they concentrated on their heart and vocalize: Maaaaaaaahhhhh; and while visualizing the shakti potential of their sexual fluids rising from the bottom of their spine towards their pineal gland and storing it within their hearts, while being in awe, they vocalize: YoooooooooooooM: "Hear oh Israel יה Iod-Hei, Mi and Mah, from Yesod, unite to Vav in Tiphereth by means of Daath become one "day"; therefore, during the sexual alchemical copulation, our Elohim [IAO] יהו Iod-Hei-Vav, Kether, Chokmah and Binah, within our ה Hei, our physicality, is today, היום, because "Elohim called the light Day.”
Yes, in the very sexual act, from the bottom to the top of our spinal column, there are not more Gods but One. The prayer states “Iod Hei Vav Hei יהוה is one.” Because יה Iod-Hei is Jah when the Iod י fills the gap of the letter ה Hei then you form the letter ח Chet that represents the two forces of חיה Chaiah the soul of Binah. The same happens with וה Vav-Hei of the Holy Name יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, the ו Vav fills the gap of the second letter ה Hei; thus, we have two letters ח Chet, one above and the other below. The ח Chet below is שדי אל חי Shaddai El Chai in Yesod, the Elohim made with Brith Esh ברית-אש, the pact of fire in the lower Eden, with the sexual union of husband and wife. And the ח Chet above is נשמת חיים Neshamah Chaim in Daath, the breath of the Elohim above in the upper Eden, formed with the union of two Akashic breaths, Abba and Aima Elohim.
Abba and Aima united in Daath, the throat, the upper Eden, and Husband and wife united in the sexual act in Yesod, the lower Eden, are יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, the lower Elohim below and the upper Elohim above; and all of this forms a unity in the alchemical sexual act. This is the reason why the scripture says:
ויאמר אלהים יקוו המים מתחת השמים אל־מקום אחד ותראה היבשה ויהי־ כן
"[The] Vav [the serpent of the upper] Elohim said [in the sexual union], Let the [sexual] waters [of מ Mem] under the heavens [ofא Aleph] be gathered together into [Yesod, the lower ח Chet of] אחד echad - one place, and let [ד Daleth] the dry land appear: and it was so." - Genesis 1: 9
The waters under the heavens are united in the sexual act. Who and what are the waters under the heavens? Our cerebral spinal fluid and the semen are the waters under the heavens. We are in Malkuth and we are under the heavens because the heavens of Yetzirah, the heavens of Briah, the heavens of Atziluth are above Malkuth, and our physicality is Malkuth. So the waters under the heavens are gathered together into one place when we perform the alchemical sexual act; this is how we gather המים Ha-mayim, the waters of our cerebral spinal fluid and our sexual fluid in the alchemical sexual union of husband and wife, who when alchemically physically united form the lower letter ח Chet, חי life. This is how we unite the waters under the heavens into one place.
What is that place? That place is the spinal medulla, the pole, where we lift the serpent of brass when we transmute our sexual energy, when we unite the Shakti potential of our sexual waters. This is how we lift the serpent of brass upon our spinal column. So the spinal medulla is the one place where the waters are gathered together. “And let the dry land appear.”
What is the dry land that appears? The dry land that appears is Daath, knowledge in the solar bodies; because from thence, from Daath, the upper Eden, flows down Vav, the river [Hebrew נהרה – Naherah - light, brightness - Prana] the Shakti potential of Elohim. And the river parted, and comes into four heads, the four points of the letter Daleth, the four rivers of the lower Eden.
“The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.”
The land of Havilah is our own [dry land] 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: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.”
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: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.” - Genesis 2:10-14
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 men, because woman is the door of Paradise, and this door is always towards the east. - Samael Aun Weor
The letter Daleth is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Daleth points to the four rivers which are under the heavens. When the Shakti potential, the spirit of their waters, gathers together in the spinal medulla, then the dry land appears. This dry land also represents the solar bodies. So when husband and wife through sexual alchemy know how to gather all of these solar forces together inside of them, they are then born againof the water and of the Spirit.
Genesis 1: 9 means that the waters of the rivers running into the ocean [of marrow which is your head] may testify of the unity of the six directions. Stress should be laid also upon the letter ד "daleth" in the word אחד echad (one), the numerical of it being equal to four and indicating the four directions of the rivers. For this reason this letter in the word אחד echad (one) occurring in this verse is always written larger than the other letters. The attestation of the six points or directions having been made, should be confirmed by six other words: ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד Blessed be the name of the Glory of His Kingdom for ever and ever. - Zohar
Now the first prayer above: “hear oh Israel Jah Havah is our Elohim Jah Havah is one,” has six words. And the second prayer below: “blessed be the glory of His kingdom forever and ever,” also has six words. Six above and six below, what do these two prayers symbolize? They symbolize the unity.
Six above represents the six sephiroth that form the true man, the Inner Man: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod. These six sephiroth are represented by the six masculine protruding points of the six pointed star. Malkuth, which is a feminine sephirah, represents the physicality that receives, captures, the six attributes of the true man, the Inner Man. Malkuth also represents Eve, who receives, captures, the six attributes of Adam. The female is always receptive, thus, the six below are represented by the six feminine entrances, the six feminine openings of the six pointed star that receive the six masculine protruding points of the six pointed star.
Do you understand that we are talking about the star of David? When we count the six masculine protruding points plus the six feminine entrances or openings, symbols of man and woman in the star of David, we then have twelve vortexes. That's why the Master Samael states that the star of David has twelve points, not six. This is why Jacob, Israel, Tiphereth, the Sun, engendered through Vav, the river [Hebrew נהרה – Naherah - light, brightness – Prana] twelve tribes, children, archetypes in Malkuth. These twelve archetypes are the offspring of the four rivers in Malkuth, represented by the four women of Jacob; better said, the twelve tribes of Israel are the offspring of the Sun through the four rivers of Eden. These four rivers represent the creative sexual waters of husband and wife in the alchemical sexual act. This is kabbalistic alchemy when you know how to interpret, when you know how to read, otherwise you fall into mistakes.
In recognizing this [sexual] unity [of these rivers of Eden] symbolized by the letter ד "Daleth," Adam walks on dry land that [Prakriti] brings forth [as archetypes] trees and fruits. This also is why Elohim called the dry land, earth, which is [Malkuth] twice mentioned, land and earth being one and the same. וירא אלהים כי־ טוב - Zohar
Prakriti is the primordial land, earth, Adamah, ground, because in Hebrew the word Adamah means also earth above and below. This is how you see it alchemically.
“And Elohim saw that it was good,” symbolizing the unity above and the unity below. When this took place the earth [the Prakriti] was able to bring forth fruits and flowers." - Zohar
Thus, by means of this Sexual alchemical work we become in awe of the Lord and we also develop perfect love within, and by the union of the solar light extracted from the four rivers of Eden between husband and wife the dry land appears, which are the astral, mental, and causal bodies. Then our inner Elohim will say "I see this is good" because then your astral, mental, and causal solar bodies operate as one unity within, thanks to Vav, the serpent of brass that rises in the spinal medulla, because through that womb is how she creates.
"[The] Vav [the serpent of the upper] Elohim said, Let the [sexual] waters under the heavens be collected into one place, [so that] Vav, the dry land appears: Vav was so." - Genesis 1: 9
As we see, everything happens in our spinal column. The three and a half coils of the serpent are symbolized in Mexico by Quetzalcoatl, who in the beginning emerges from the mouth of a serpent. The half coil is represented by the face of a man being born from the serpent, a man who later must be swallowed by the same serpent. Do you see? There are many interpretations of this symbol, yet, in my understanding, this is simple. When the three coils, which represent the three gunas, awake harmoniously within, then the half coil, the true man, appears. The man is engendered within our spinal column. Thus, it is the serpent that gives birth. This is why in Gnosticism, we say all the gods are children of Nut, the divine mother. Nut is Prakriti. She represents the serpent that rises, the brazen serpent that was healing the Israelites in the wilderness, the serpent that rises in the spinal column and gives birth, beginning with the astral body. This is why you see the face of Quetzalcoatl protruding from the serpent's mouth. Quetzalcoatl represents the astral body, the very beginning of birth.
Nobody can be born again if he does not lift up the serpent of brass as Moses did it in the wilderness, because to lift the brazen serpent is same as to lift up the Son of Man, the son of our sexual waters.
This serpentine force is called Kundalini in Sanskrit, the Christic force that rises in our spinal column and that builds the city of Zion, our fortress which is our spinal column, when we are righteous, a Tzadik, when we work with the Nun. This is how "Vav, the dry land appears" because really every single body that we create is the offspring of the serpent, beginning with our physical body, even though our present dry land physicality was not created in chastity. This is why John the Baptist called all of the people that were born from fornication vipers; he did not call them serpents:
"But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." - Matthew 3: 7-10
So, our dry land physicality is not the offspring of the brazen serpent because we are vipers, that is, the offspring of the tempting serpent of Eden. Yet, through the sexual work of alchemy, we will become children of the brazen serpent and will be called plumed serpents, feathered serpents or serpents of brass like Moses, because we developed Prakriti, the Divine Mother inside of us, which is Adamah. From the dust of Adamah, the earth, Jehovah Elohim formed Adam. Thus, this is also symbolized in the Aztec pantheon by gathering all the waters all the seas of Yesod and this is what we call a good sexual alchemical work.
Questions and Answers
Question: I had trouble understanding what the Vikritis is?
Answer: Whatever we do with the three gunas is Vikritis because the three gunas are the basic elements within the bosom of the divine mother the Prakriti and they are granted unto us because we have to learn to be Elohim. Whatever we do with the three gunas is Vikritis.
Question: Related to the explanation of the four punishments from the Zohar that associate them with the earth formless and void, darkness upon the abyss and the spirit of Elohim hovering upon the face of the waters; I have troubled understanding how strangulation and stoning and decapitation, etc., relate to it.
Answer: Ok. It is a good question, and simple to answer if we know kabbalah and alchemy. To begin, concentrate your mind on your spinal column. your brain and your spinal medulla that float in the cerebral spinal fluid, and on your stones, which is Yesod because in those waters is where the Spirit of God hovers. Those are the waters, thus, when you are not a fornicator, when you are in chastity, God shines as light in there. That light is the flame of the sword that rises in the spinal column to the brain, that is the flaming sword, which is light, which is the same Spirit, because that Spirit is the Divine Mother and is also Christ. Christ is born from the Divine Mother and is also related to the throne of your Innermost. That is the sword that you receive when you are in chastity; the power of that sword is the word that is expressed through the tongue of your mouth, the tongue is the tip of that sword. Thus, if you have that light in your spinal column that means that your Vav, your spinal medulla is enlightened with the seven chakras. Thus, you can hear the words of your Inner God very clearly and write and understand what other Masters wrote in different books because they also heard the voice of their Inner God and they wrote what their Inner God commanded to them.
So obviously right now we are Tohu ve Bohu, formless and void so, that is what we are now, but when we were in the animal kingdom, in the plant kingdom and mineral kingdom that light was shining in our spinal column because the spinal column of the elementals of minerals, plants, and animals are always enlightened, because they are innocent, but when the elementals enter into the humanoid level and fornicate, when they do not do Beresheeth Bera Elohim or Brit Esh Bera Elohim, they then expel the Elohim within, because they fornicate. We, the intellectual animals, fornicate, therefore we do not follow the first commandment and that is what the book of Zohar states regarding Beresheeth Bera Elohim. We killed; we expelled the Elohim within, because we continue being animals.
Thus, when we were in chastity all the light of the spinal medulla, all of the light of our sword, was going into our heart and our heart had superlative intuition which understood God, the highest. But when we fornicated, strangulation happened, meaning that the light no longer went into the brain. We are self-strangled because when one strangles another person one prevents the flow of the blood from entering into the brain and also the breath of God from entering the lungs, thus the circuit of breathing stops when someone is strangled. Thus, fornication is strangulation too because when we fornicate we strangle ourselves, we become formless and void, empty of life, since your stones are sending your life down and therefore the light that before was rising up is now going down and you remain in darkness, thus, the spirit that is the Iod in your pineal gland, that was hovering upon your waters, withdraws from your head; thus, you suffer decapitation because you fall headlong into the abyss.
Question: You talk about the need for sexual alchemy and I read about some masters that perform the sexual act in the astral plane instead of the physical plane, so, can we perform the sexual act in the astral plane instead of the physical plane?
Answer: No! There is a reason why we have physical bodies, if that was true why would we have physical bodies? What would be the reason for the physical bodies to be created if that theory was true, that we could just do the work in the astral plane? Many masters that have astral bodies can do many works that we cannot do, that is true, but we, beginners, need the physical body, Malkuth, the queen Prakriti.
You see, our physical body is Prakriti really, but because we do not respect the Divine Mother our three gunas are in turmoil. They are the three brains, the three traitors. Through them we only create bad things and because of those Vikritis we cannot control the gunas, but the Divine Mother helps us. This is why the Buddha is seated under the Bodhi tree controlling the three gunas, and this is why a serpent is behind holding him floating upon the waters. That serpent is the Divine Mother.
The same happens with Moses in the wilderness. He is teaching the people to worship the serpent of brass, which is the Divine Mother, because the people are being punished and suffering because of the passionate serpents that come from above because they have the ego alive. So Moses taught them how to worship the serpent, which is precisely the development of the fires of the spine in Zion by being a Tzadik and in that way we enter into the path in the physical world, because we begin from the bottom. If you have the astral body then you will know what to do with the astral body but if you do not have the astral solar body, but rather the body of desires named kama rupa, the lunar astral body, then what are you practicing in the astral plane? So tell me about your dreams what kind of dreams do you have? Wet dreams?
Thus, if what you experience in the astral world is wet dreams, indeed, those dreams are not related with mastery but in relation to the perverted Guna Rajas that we have to control, and only the Divine Mother can help us to do it, this, in order to escape from Klipoth, the bowels of Malkuth, the shadow of the tree of life, because the inferior astral plane, Hod, relate to Lilith, the abode of the fornicators. So, those who physically or astrally reach the orgasm during sexual copulation, have no part in the tree of life, which is Israel, especially the middle pillar. So their place is in Klipoth deep down inside the bowels of Malkuth, and not beyond. Indeed, because the fornicator intellectual beasts of the earth draw out their spirit from within their spines.
This is why Hod, the astral body, is the first body that we have to create. And only the Divine Mother can help us from the very foundation of the tree of life. Thus, we first have to annihilate the egos from the bowels of Malkuth and she will help us do it. We have to balance the gunas in the physical body and in every body of Zeir Anpin till reaching forty nine levels.
Question: What about Dakinis?
Answer: Dakinis are female masters that materialize in the physical plane in order to help great initiates to reach chastity in the physical plane and to perform other works. They are astral female masters for male masters, not for beginners. The only things that can materialize for beginners are demons, as well as vampires and incubi or succubi.
Question: Are the gunas perfectly balanced in every Master?
Answer: No! They are not, because if they were, they would not be in manifestation. Creation happens because the three gunas of the Ain Soph are unbalanced. Only the Paramarthasatyas have perfectly balanced the three gunas in themselves. If they want to appear in creation they can do it, but just because of their compassion. Yet all of us who manifest in the universe, in creation, do so because the three gunas are unbalanced within us, and not only in the physical body but in all of the bodies. I understand that perfection in mastery or what we call perfect love relates to compassion, the perfect balance of the gunas in each body and to the six degrees of objective reasoning. The Divine Mother, the unmanifested Prakriti is the one that helps any bodhisattva to enter the Absolute.
"Swami Vivekananda has said that tempting gods appear when the initiate tries to enter into the Absolute, they offer to make him a king of certain zones of the universe, so that he does not become liberated. These tempting gods have not been able to become liberated, thus, jealous of their own hierarchy, they tempt the candidate to prevent his entrance into the Absolute. Those beings are a thousand times more dangerous than humans..... through many Mahamanvantaras those Gods liberate themselves from the planetary masses to finally enter the indescribable bliss of the Absolute. Nevertheless, there are certain Logoi—like the God Sirius, governor of about eighteen million constellations—who still have not managed to be liberated from the cosmos, in order to enter the Absolute." - Christ's Will by Samael Aun Weor
"Behind the unmanifested Prakriti is the unmanifested Absolute. It is necessary to first enter within the unmanifested Prakriti [the Ain Soph] before submerging ourselves within the bosom of the unmanifested Absolute [the Ain]." - Esoteric Astrology by Samael Aun Weor
Master Samael also explains about this very clearly in The Three Mountains.
Sequentially, when the bodhisattva reaches the top of the second mountain, everybody says: Sheol, Hell, killed a thousand but Samael Aun Weor along the second mountain his ten thousands, that is to say, David killed his ten thousands, because David represent the spinal column. David is the symbol of the spinal column with the fire of the Divine Mother Kundalini balancing the three gunas.
Question: Gnosis states that Yogananda and Sivananda annihilated some percentage of their egos. Yet I never read or heard them talk about the annihilation of the Ego, can you clarify this?
Answer: Yes, in the Kriya Yoga of Yogananda, the bad psychological tendencies, which are what we call ego - from the Latin or Greek languages - are named with different Sanskrit words. Even Sivananda talks about these bad psychological tendencies but he does not call them “egos.” The Latin or Greek ego is called in Sanskrit Asura, meaning demon, and its evil tendencies are: Asuya: Jealousy or envy; Kama, Lust; Mada, Pride; Lobha: Covetousness, greed; Krodha: Anger, wrath; etc. In this lecture we talked about the gunas and Sivananda talks about how to balance the gunas. In Buddhism these evil tendencies are called samskaras. In us, the evil tendencies from the three gunas are called Vikritis, these are the outcome of the unbalance of the gunas. Yogananda eliminated these evil tendencies on a certain level because in order to destroy the ten thousand evil tendencies as David or Samael Aun Weor did we first have to reach Mastery. We have to awaken the consciousness first; that is, we have to annihilate our one thousand, which is the level of Saul. Once we annihilate one thousand then we keep ahead and along the world of Yetzirah, like David, we annihilate our ten thousands.
Question: Can you explain in which manner are the three traitors related to the three gunas?
Answer: Okay, let us read first what Master Samael Aun Weor states about this matter:
“The origin of these three evil ones is indeed extremely tenebrous. It is indubitable that they are an outcome of the frightful perversion of the three gunas.” - Parsifal Unveiled
Therefore we understand that each of the three traitors is related to all three of the gunas because obviously the demon of evil will, which is Caiaphas, is related to the three unbalanced gunas in the causal world; Judas the demon of desire is the outcome of the unbalanced gunas in the world of Hod. We can also say that Judas relates to Rajas, strong desire, but Caiaphas, which is also called evil desire, relates to Rajas as well. Pilate which is the demon of the mind is also associated with desire but in the mind, Netzach.
But when we talk about the gunas we can also say: Sattva which is knowledge, wisdom, is in the head; Rajas, desire is in relation to the heart, with the emotional brain; and Tamas, inertia, doing nothing...laziness, sleep, relates to the motor brain. Yet the gunas have many subdivisions that we know and learn when we advance on the path, otherwise we will just utter intellectual concepts, like many gnostics who still think that they have to literally annihilate ten thousand egos, because they do not understand kabbalah and alchemy. Yes, they literally think that they have exactly ten thousand egos to annihilate; that in kabbalah is called limited stupidity, in other words, blind faith and vulgar belief set up in klipoth as intelligence and knowledge.
Question: What can you tell us about Solomon. Is he related to the third mountain?
Answer: Shelomah, Solomon is related to the last work that the Initiate does on top of the second mountain, which is when the Initiate is transmuting his mercurial bodies into pure gold after having annihilated his ten thousand egos. The initiate enters as Solomon into the third mountain, which is something very high only for Gods. But, do not worry about that right now.
Question: What does Bodhisattva mean?
The bodhisattva is bodhi and sattva, wisdom and knowledge.
Question: Was William Blake a great Initiate?
Answer: Well, I personally like William Blake's paintings to illustrate my lectures because, in my opinion, they very well suit some kabbalistic statements, but not only his paintings. Obviously William Blake was an initiate because when you see his drawings it is pretty obvious that he knew what he was doing. Yet, at his time it was not permitted to publicly and clearly talk about esotericism. So, when I see his work it is obvious for me that he knew about esotericism. What level of mastery he achieved, that I do not know; what I indeed know is that I like his drawings.
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