Sacraments of the Gnostic Church (2)
We must understand, we must comprehend all of these topics by utilizing the graphic of the Tree of Life. It is necessary for students to comprehend that the Bible and many other books are written based on the graphic of the Tree of Life. Christianity in this day and age has been lost in many interpretations of the scriptures because they ignore the study of Kabbalah, which is the Tree of Life. That's why we the Gnostics emphasize the study of this graphic, the Tree of Life, in order to know the messages given by the great Masters, including our Venerable Master, Samael Aun Weor, who stated that a true esotericist should be an Alchemist and a Kabbalist.
Remember that Alchemy is related to Daath, the tree of knowledge of the science of good and evil, and Kabbalah is related with the tree of life. These two sciences share the same roots. That is why when we talk about Kabbalah we address Daath- Alchemy.
Now, related with the Gnostic Church, we always state that the Gnostic Church is the church of our Lord the Christ, and we always emphasize that Christ is not a person but an energy, a force that connects all of Sephiroth of the Tree of Life.
We have to understand and comprehend how the great Master, Aberamentho (Jesus Christ) is associated with the Cosmic Christ and how he is the vehicle of that force that we call Christ, Avalokiteshvara, Kwan Yin, Chenrezig, etc.
To begin, we have to comprehend and understand that the goal of creation is to acquire Paramartha-which is a Sanskrit word that means absolute knowledge or absolute consciousness-and Paranishpana, which means absolute happiness. So in the universe, life exists because we have to acquire absolute knowledge or absolute cognizance of our own particular individuality in relation with the universe, in relation with the Absolute.
The beings who acquire absolute knowledge of themselves, absolute knowledge of the Absolute, are called Paramarthasatyas. The master Aberamentho-known on the Earth as Jesus Christ-acquired Paramartha and Paranishpana in previous cosmic days. Nonetheless, he renounced the happiness of the unmanifested Absolute in order to come into the universe and save human beings and gods; this is something that we have to emphasize, because it is related with the Gnostic Church.
When in Daath -which is the first abyss that we study, from where the universe emerges - the Elohim of glorious Dhyanis started to weave in the loom of God. When those Monads were contemplating the twilight of the uncreated light, they were sobbing, crying, because the uncreated light was sinking as a frightful setting sun.
When the cosmic day emerged or started, the Monads were resting in the Absolute, enjoying the happiness of the Absolute. But immediately when the cosmic day started they had to leave that uncreated light and emerge into the universe in order to establish themselves in the universe and thus pay the karma of previous manifestations.
When the Causal Logos began to move upon the face of Schamayim, the primordial waters of Daath, the Elohim said: "Do to not begin the dawn of the cosmic day yet." But useless was their begging and their lament. Compassionately, that Great Being (the Causal Logos) stopped for a while in order to read the Karma that they created in previous cosmic manifestations - the Karma of those resplendent children of the dawn. Of course, the universe exists because of karma and those beings knew the errors that were written in the Akashic records. So they knew that their pilgrimage into the universe was something very painful. This is the law.
The Elohim, or the Gods, prayed, they cried a lot, as did their Divine Mother with fervor, hence everything remained in silence. Amidst the quenched sobs of the Akashic waves, only the rumor of existence was heard.
By utilizing our imagination, we have to see the Sephirah Daath, which is where the Schamayim or primordial waters, the Akashic waters, exists, in accordance to Moses in the Bible; in the beginning, the Causal Logos or the Spirit of God (the Ruach Elohim) was hovering and creating, or initiating our present cosmic day.
The goal of all of those Elohim, Gods, or Monads is the goal of all the beings in the universe: to rest, to enter into the Absolute as Paramarthasatyas with absolute cognizance of themselves. But you cannot remain in the Absolute if you have either dharma or karma - debts or rewards. In order to enter there, you have to be balanced: no dharma, no karma. So in that way you become a Paramarthasatya, a dweller, an inhabitant, of the Absolute. You live within the bosom of the cosmic Father, which is not a person but the Absolute Abstract Space, incomprehensible to us.
So, let us imagine that moment when the universe was initiated, and how those beings were sobbing, crying, because they knew that creation had to descend from Daath into all the lower Sephiroth in order to crystallize in what we call Malkuth, the physical chemical Earth. Such a crystallization required a long unfoldment.
About that beginning, the Master Samael Aun Weor wrote the following. He stated in one of his books: "Then the Master Aberamentho, Jesus Christ as we know him on this planet Earth, the great Paramarthasatya, passed through the Dhyani-pasa." [This Dhyani-pasa is the rope of the Dhyanis or spirits, which in Theosophy is called the "pass not ring." The circle below which are all of those who still labor under the delusion of separateness].
Master Aberamentho passed that ring and came into the cosmic garden. He came from the bosom of the Absolute into the cosmic garden in order to save the gods whose innumerable virginal sparks or Jivas are devolving and evolving during this cosmic day or Mahakalpa.
Master Samael Aun Weor stated:
"I, Samael Aun Weor, was a witness of all of these things. I saw when the great being entered the sanctuary [the Gnostic Church]." - Mysteries of Fire by Samael Aun Weor
Why are we stating that this sanctuary was the Gnostic Church? Because creation always happens in Daath, the first abyss of the Tree of Life; Daath is Hebrew for knowledge, just as Gnosis is Greek for knowledge. So that is the first sanctuary that appears in creation: it is the holy church, or temple, or whatever you want to call it, related with Daath, with knowledge, where the forces of creation begin to act in the universe. So in that Gnostic Church, that sanctuary, the master Aberamentho, Jesus Christ, entered and signed a pact of salvation for human beings and Gods. He crucified himself on his cross. This is what happened in the beginning of this cosmic day. This great being, whom the people call Jesus Christ, Master Aberamentho, came from the Absolute, entered the Gnostic Church, and crucified himself there.
Why crucified? Because Daath is the dwelling of the two polarities that we call Abba and Aima, Father, Mother, the two polarities that are called in Hebrew Jah-Chavah: Jah is the Father, and Chavah or Eve is the Mother. In Tibet, these are called Yab (Father) and Yum (Mother): their union (Yab-Yum) is the root of creation. So to crucify himself on the cross of the first chaos means to initiate through the cross: the vertical beam of the cross represents the phallus, the horizontal represents the feminine yoni, and by the activity of those two forces, positive and negative, masculine and feminine, the universe emerges - the universe, which is what we call the son. That was his sacrifice: to enter into the cross (into the crossing of the two polarities) in order to assist those Elohim, in order to help them, in order save the souls of those Monads of that time in the future.
Samael Aun Weor stated,
"I witnessed the dawn of the cosmic day and I give testimony of all of these things." - Mysteries of Fire by Samael Aun Weor
The Inner Nature of Jesus
Later, at the dawn of the fourth round (in which we are right now, this is the fourth round, it is called the Terrestrial Round), the Master Aberamentho sent his Buddha. We are here utilizing another word, Buddha, which is in Sanskrit and means "an illuminated one, an enlightened one," which in the Tree of Life is Chesed (the order of angels of Yetzirah who abide in Chesed are the Chasmalim ( brilliant ones ). Chesed therefore is the Brilliant One, our internal Buddha in accordance with the Tree of Life. Chesed is also called Gedulah, "goodness." But in Sanskrit we call it Buddha.
When he came out of the Absolute, Master Aberamentho was represented by the three primary forces (Kether, Chokmah, and Binah); that is the Logos, that is the Christ. So the Logos (Kether, Chokmah, and Binah) sent his Buddha (Chesed) in order for him to prepare himself in this valley of tears. That Buddha (Chesed) has a soul (Tiphereth) called Jesus, which is the soul who was born two thousand years ago in that holy land and received the name "Jesus Christ."
Let us understand that the word Jesus is actually Ieshua, and means "savior," and since from the very beginning he promised to help, he received the name of savior; but that is the name of the human soul of this great being, of the great Buddha Aberamentho that we are talking about here.
His Buddha lit his seven eternal lamps; in other words, that Buddha worked with the seven tongues of fire, the Pentecostal fire related with the seven Sephiroth that we find on the Tree of Life: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth. So he raised those seven serpents or seven candlesticks or seven spinal columns of his physical and internal bodies. Thus when his Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth, was prepared there in the Jordan, his resplendent Dragon of Wisdom - you see here another word, "Dragon of Wisdom," this is the same Christ in other terms - in other words, the Master Aberamentho entered into him in order to preach to humans and Gods.
So let us understand:
- Jesus is a human soul (Tiphereth),
- his inner Buddha is the Innermost (Chesed),
- and the highest part is Christ (Kether, Chokmah, and Binah: the Glorian), the master Aberamentho, which is the highest part of his Being.
So the sacrifice happened on that occasion in the beginning of this cosmic day. The commander of all cosmic Christs, Jesus of Nazareth, washed with his blood all the sins of the sanctuary and signed a pact between human beings and Kwan Yin, the army of the voice, Vishnu, Osiris, the great breath, or whatever we want to call that force, because it receive different names in different religions. In other words, there are many Christs, or Christified Adepts, but the highest of all of them is the Master Aberamentho, because he is a Paramarthasatya.
This is why Master Samael states that Jesus of Nazareth (Master Aberamentho) is the head of all the army of the voice. Jesus is the supreme conciliator between human beings and divinity. This is precisely what we have to comprehend and understand when we talk about the Christ. Christ is an entity, an energy that can be assimilated by any initiate who realizes his true nature. But those self-realized beings have to fight and sacrifice themselves in the universe for different humanities in order to gain the right to enter into the bosom of the Absolute. Jesus of Nazareth, the Master Aberamentho, gained that right in past cosmic days.
When somebody gains the right to enter into the Absolute, he abandons the universe forever. But the Master Aberamentho is a unique exception because he abandoned the bosom of the Father in order to help us. In other words, he is here because of his own will, but he is not a being that belongs to the universe, he belongs to the absolute, and this is something that we have to understand.
Master Aberamentho's help began from Daath, the Holy Gnostic Church of the Chaos (Daath), and from there the Gnostic Church unfolds in different dimensions. So of course, we explained in the previous lecture how Daath synthesizes the three primary forces, the three Amens. AMEN in Hebrew letters is Aleph, Mem, Nun, and is called "El Melech Naaman," which in Hebrew means "God, the faithful king" (El for Aleph, Melech for Mem, and Naaman for Nun). These are the three words (God the faithful king) made with the letters of the word Amen.
Thus, the three Amens are the three "Elohim Faithful Kings", or the three primary forces, the Trinity that descend through Daath. From there these "Malachim" descend into Tiphereth, which is the human soul. Thus you see how we explain through the tree of life how the Master Aberamentho came from the Absolute and entered into Daath in order to work as a Christ for this humanity. And how thereafter, he sent his Buddha, which is Chesed, and his human soul, which is Tiphereth; because indeed the whole work of the Buddha Aberamentho, which is the work of the Glorian Aberamentho, is done through Tiphereth, the human soul; thus, the human soul Jesus is Tiphereth.
"All things (through Daath) are delivered unto me (Tiphereth) of my Father (the Glorian): and no man (in Assiah - Malkuth - the Earth) knoweth the Son (of Man) , but the Father (Kether); neither knoweth any man (in Assiah - Malkuth - the Earth) the Father (Kether), save the Son (of Man), and he (the Earthly Man) to whomsoever the Son (of Man) will reveal him (the Glorian, the Christ). - Matthew 11:27
And therefore did the Jews (in Assiah - Malkuth - the Earth) persecute Jesus (the Human Soul), and sought to slay him (physically), because he had done these things on (the mysteries of) the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father (the Glorian, the Christ) worketh hitherto, and I (the Son of Man) work. - John 5:16-17
...for the works which the Father (the Glorian, the Christ) hath given me (the Son of Man) to finish, the same works that I (the Son of Man) do, bear witness of me, that the Father (the Glorian, the Christ) hath sent me.
And the Father (the Glorian, the Christ) himself, which hath sent me (as the Son of Man) , hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice (the Logos) at any time, nor seen his shape.
And ye have not his word (the Logos, Chokmah) abiding in you: for whom he (the son of Man, the Bodhisattva) hath sent, him ye believe not. - John 5:36-38
This is why we always address the middle column of the Three of Life in order to understand all of this.
The mantra of Tiphereth is:
אלוה ו דעת יהוה
Eloah va Daath. Iod Hei Vav Hei.
This is how we say it in esotericism. You see, that is the mantra that you utilize in order to be in contact with Tiphereth. I repeat, Eloah Va Daath Iod Hei Vav Hei. Tiphereth reunites all of the mysteries of Daath:
- אלוה Eloah is the feminine aspect of the Elohim, the Divine Mother.
- ו דעת va Daath "and knowledge."
- יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei is Jehovah in Daath.
So the whole of this is what is called a Bodhisattva.
Any Bodhisattva is Eloah Va Daath Iod Hei Vav Hei: a vehicle of Christ.
This why you find the Holy Gnostic Church in the sixth dimension (Chesed-Geburah-Tiphereth). From the sixth dimension, it descends into all the Sephiroth below and finally crystallizes in the fourth dimension (Yesod). In the fourth dimension, we find the sacred temple of the Gnostic Church. And in the physical plane, Malkuth, as we stated in the former lecture, when we utilize the sacraments of the Gnostic Church, we connect ourselves to the church of Yesod, of Hod, Netzach, and all the Sephiroth, directly into Daath and beyond, which is precisely the Ain Soph Aur, that in Egypt is called Ra. Amen Ra.
Any devotee who fulfills the sacraments of Daath, of the Holy Gnostic Church, can receive the Holy Spirit in order to become a priest. Those who want to fulfill the duties of priest or priestess must become completely chaste and holy. They must accomplish with the sacraments of the Gnostic Church.
The Gnostic Church is the Church of our Master Aberamentho, Jesus Christ. Such a church is not of this world. Remember when Jesus was in front of Pilate, the Roman governor (which in esotericism symbolizes the mind, the intellectual mind), Jesus said to him,
My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. - John 18:36
So now you understand - as the Master Jesus himself said - his kingdom is not of this world; it is not of this physical plane. But, here in the physical plane we receive assistance, because the holy Gnostic Church that was instituted by him, by the promise that he made in the beginning of this cosmic day, was spread in the catacombs of Rome by the first Christians.
The Gnostics and the Egyptian Rituals
The Gnostics of that time, who were the first Christians, were performing the sacraments of the Church: rituals from Egypt. Mary, the physical mother of Jesus was a vestal in the temples of Egypt. When we talk about Egypt we have to understand that the Bible states very clear that Moses came from Egypt, Abraham was in Egypt as well. They studied there just as Jesus did, since we know that Jesus was educated in Egypt.
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child [Jesus] and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word... - Matthew 2:13
Egypt was the source of wisdom, of knowledge, of ancient times from the beginning, from that Neptunian-Amentian epoch that we are talking of here, which is the beginning, the creation. The names that were utilized at that time two thousand years ago were Egyptian names. Remember that at that time, Christianity was not known as we know it now, and the ancient Christians or Gnostics utilized the Egyptian names that Jesus instituted when he was doing his ministry among the Jews.
This is why in this day and age, we, the Gnostics, still utilize the Egyptian names, but now we explain them. We explain that Osiris-Ra represents the three primary forces: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Kether, Chokmah, Binah). Amen-Ra is the same thing because "amen" represents the three primary forces, the three main letters of the word amen. So Amen-Ra, Osiris-Ra, etc. both represent that.
Understand that the "idols" the Bible talks about Moses rejecting and that Mohammed destroyed are not physical statues, but ideologies, fanaticism, dogmas, that existed at that time, because people were worshipping "idols," meaning images in their own mind or their own intellect, interpretations of their own religions, etc. Those are the idols that the bible refers to. Still, people have idols. For instance, if we do not work seriously in ourselves, we can even make an idol of Jesus of Nazareth within our mind. We can make an idol of Buddha. People who worship "idols," are call " fanatics." The Bible calls them "Pharisees." These are people who have built a great, elaborate ideal in their mind, and they worship that ideal.
We can even make an idol of Samael Aun Weor. And that is precisely the danger when we enter into any religion, or Gnosis as in the case of Brutus:
But suddenly something unusual happened. One day he entered the Sanctuary (the Gnostic Church) with an aggressive attitude... He stormed! He thundered! He flashed! He became an insulter. At that time I confined myself to forgiveness and blessing. Later he menacingly withdrew (from the Gnostic Church)... That ego had returned to its old deeds with its well-known slanders and threats. Such absurdities and unfounded defamation had as its background certain baseless dreams in which he saw me (Samael Aun Weor) in very dark streets committing fabricated crimes. It is manifestly clear that the perverse spirit which he saw in his absurd dreams was an ego (Idol) he created himself in Ancient Rome... This ego of Brutus assumed (an Idol shape with) my very own form and figure under his subconscious impulses. It is fitting to comment that one of his other egos assumed a Jesus Christ-like (Idol) form and entrusted him with a mission to assassinate me. This he publicly declared in the square... “That man (Brutus),” said the Angel, “has awakened in evil and for evil.” I confirmed this some days later upon encountering him (awakened) in the superior worlds... - Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
This is why in the previous lecture we stated that the first commandment is "you shall not have any image of any Elohim before me." This is what God said. "You shall not have any image of any Elohim before me." When we read "before him," it means your Inner God. Do not make any image of any Elohim when you connect to your Inner Being. Because "you shall love thy God with all your mind, with all your heart, with all your strength, with all your soul." This implies psychological work. As long as we have images, false images in our mind about God, we are worshipping idols in a certain level.
Psychologically speaking, this humanity worships idols 97% and worships God only 3%. We have to annihilate, little by little, our defects, vices, and errors in order to not worship idols.
So, understand what the Gnostic Church (Church of Knowledge) is: the Gnostic Church does not accept the worship of idols. The Gnostic Church demands that we destroy the idols we have erected within our own mind. This requires strong psychological work upon ourselves.
This is why the sacrament related with "confirmation" occurs when we are "teenagers." At that symbolic age (having developed some maturity in our study of the teaching) we have to "confirm" the work that we are doing in our three brains.
In order to work with the three brains, we have study Gnostic psychology and to know how to meditate. The answers that the Master Jesus of Nazareth gave to the young rich man is a message that we have to understand psychologically, because the rich man represents each one of us.
And, behold, one came and said unto him, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"
And he said unto him, "Why callest thou me (the Human Soul) good (Goodness - Gedulah)? there is none good but one, that is, God (El - Chesed, the Innermost): but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
He saith unto him, "Which?" Jesus said, "Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
The young man saith unto him, "All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?"
Jesus said unto him, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me."
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19-16-23
The riches or wealth that the Bible points out has to do not only with materialism, with money, but also has to do with that form of materialism related with the mind, which is the complex of being "more"; when you feel that you are "better than," or "holier than," "superior than," this is what is written in the Bible as "to be rich," or to have "more."
Unfortunately, psychologically speaking, all of us have that complex of being "more," or "wealthier" than others. So, when you enter into your teen years, at that age, if you remember or if you observe yourselves, you always have that complex of trying to be better than others. It is because the hormones of the physical body are developing and you want to find your place in the universe, in the world.
So the complex of being "more" is hidden in the symbolism of the young man who at that young age came to Jesus.
Jesus said unto him, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me."
The poor in this case are those that lack the knowledge Christ is teaching through his Church. The disciple has to help to give the Christic doctrine to the poor. But as well, the disciple has to get rid of all the defects, vices, and errors that we have in abundance.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great (psychological) possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That a rich man (with an abundance of mental possessions) shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, "Who then can be saved?"
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:16-26
And in order to finish with this statement, let us read what Master Jesus said to an intellectual man.
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, "which is the first commandment of all?"
And Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
"And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
And the scribe said unto him, "Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God." And no man after that durst asks him any question. - Mark 12: 28-34
In other words, you have to make of your own God one in yourself. You have to love thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, with all thy soul, with all thy strength. And love thy neighbor as thyself. These commandments enclose all of the commandments. If you fulfill them, you are doing well.
When people read Mark 12:28-34, they do not realize that Master Jesus is addressing the essence and the three brains that we have:
- the mind, intellectual brain
- the emotional brain
- the soul that is related with the pineal gland
- the strength, which is related with the motor/instinctive/sexual brain where we find the strength, the energy to be alive, to act.
So to love our God with all our heart is to build for the Lord the solar astral body (Hod) and to work against all of those defects that we have in the heart: self-esteem, fear, pride, vanity, etc.
To love our God with all of our mind means to build for our inner God a solar mental body (Netzach) that will serve the lord, and for this we also have to annihilate the defects and vices that we have in the mind.
To love our God with all our soul is to build for our Inner God that which will be the vessel for the soul: the Causal Solar Body (Tiphereth).
So then, in order for us to have those three bodies (astral, mental, and causal), we have to start delivering all the sexual, motor, and instinctual strength and power of our physical body to God.
Of course, we have to work against the obstacles, because we are rich - psychologically speaking - and we have to become poor.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:3
To become poor in spirit is something that you have to acquire by psychologically working on yourself. It is not something that you will acquire by believing in something. You have to work psychologically.
Thus, by doing this you prepare yourself for the fifth sacrament, which is matrimony. Matrimony is the sacrament that all of us should prepare for and perform after our teen years: when a man reaches 21 years of age and a woman at least 18. That is the earliest age for us to be married [because before that the organism is not yet matured enough].
The sacrament of Matrimony was not instituted in order to reproduce ourselves as animals. Jesus did not come and institute the sacrament of Matrimony in order for us to multiply like animals. The sacrament of Matrimony is the way we have to learn to unite the Amen: the Aleph, the Mem, and the Nun, which were explained in the previous lecture.
- א Aleph is the wind in Kabbalah, the air that is blown, the breath of God that is blown into the nostrils (as the oxygen that nourishes the blood) of the human being.
- מ Mem is the water (the outcome of the oxygenated blood), the living water that is in the sexual organs that we should know how to handle in the matrimony; Mem is the Ens Seminis of the Alchemists.
- נ Nun is the fish. In Aramaic, Nun means fish. It is the fish (sperm), the salt of the earth that you have to transmute.
So that is the meaning of the word Amen.
This is precisely why in the sacrament of Matrimony we begin the first steps towards Christification, or the realization of the three primary forces (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), in the soul, in the body, in the mind, and in the spirit.
It is also in the sacrament of Matrimony where we accomplish the mysteries of baptism that Christian children are taught. Yes, they receive the sacraments of baptism as a symbol; now as adults they have to perform that baptism in the Sacrament of Matrimony with action.
Now, when I talk about baptism, it also comes into my mind the tradition of the Hebrews when the child is born: for them, the baptism is to circumcise the males, to cut the flesh that gives the animal sensation to the phallus of the male. So that is the similitude or comparison between baptism and circumcision. But if you receive the circumcision when you are a child, and if you marry just to multiply like animals, then you are not performing the circumcision of the spirit, which is the main thing. As Paul of Tarsus has stated:
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. - 1 Corinthians 7: 19
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law (Thou shalt not fornicate): but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. - Romans 2: 25-29
But of course, that circumcision was a pact between God and Abraham in order to teach them chastity.
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant (the Great Arcanum) shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. - Genesis 17: 10-13
What is the real and essential circumcision? When a couple marries then they can know what real circumcision is: they perform the sexual act and avoid the animal instinct, which is represented by the flesh of the phallus of the man. And thus man and woman start to transmute their Mem, their water, of the word Amen, which is the sexual energy, the sexual matter; they transmute their water into wine. This is why Master Jesus made that miracle of alchemy, transmuting water into wine, or what we call the transubstantiation.
What is the transubstantiation? The transubstantiation is the change of one substance into another. The water is one substance. The wine is another. Jesus made that transubstantiation in the marriage in Cana of Galilee, not because he wanted to give wine to drunkards in order to be happy, because a prophet, an Avatar does not do that. Everything that an Avatar or a Prophet does is with a purpose. So the transmutation of water into wine in the marriage in Cana of Galilee was made with the purpose of teaching to the married couple that they should not perform the sexual act like animals, but they should transmute their sexual waters into the wine of the spirit.
That transubstantiation is symbolized by the Eucharist, you see. Now we go back into the sacrament of the Eucharist, which is called the first communion. The word itself clarifies everything. Comm-union. The first communion means "the first common union." In this case, in the matrimony, the first common union is the sexual act. All of us come from that communion, or that common union of man and woman. This is why we are here; because all of us are children of a man and a woman united in the sexual act.
The beginning of Priesthood is the transmutation the living waters of sexuality into the wine of the spirit in the Perfect Matrimony.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. - John 2: 11
The transmutation of water into wine was made by Jesus in order to teach the transubstantiation, which is a miracle that occurs in the first communion when, in the Church, the priest who represents the Holy Spirit is transforming the bread and the wine of the Eucharist; the priest charges the bread and wine with solar force, of the Ain Soph Aur, which is Ra, the forces of Christ that descend in that ceremony.
Of course, in order for a priest to do that he has to have previously performed in himself the other sacraments; if a priest does not know what we are talking about here, how is he a priest? Many priests in different churches of Christianity ignore this. But a Gnostic Priest cannot be thus without upholding the sacraments.
In order to be a Bishop, you have to be married. A Bishop is somebody that oversees; he is a watcher who has the chakra of clairvoyance awakened.
A bachelor can be a priest. He can be a priest-monk. The way of the monk starts when you are single, when you are not married; the way of the monk is a preparation for the marriage. But a true priest, like a true bishop, is married, not single.
In order to develop the sacrament of priesthood, which is the sixth sacrament of the Gnostic church, you have to be married; you have to baptize yourself with your sexual waters, which is the baptism. You have to receive the first communion, you have to endure all the ordeals, etc.; this is precisely why the institution of the sacrament of matrimony was instituted, because in the matrimony we fulfill all of that.
Let me transcribe for you what is written by Paul of Tarsus in his first letter to Timothy, chapter 3, verse 1-16, related to a true priest or bishop.
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice (a monk), lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the (Gnostic) church of the living God (Shaddai-El-Chai), the pillar and ground of the truth.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (sexual seed), justified in the Spirit (that rises in the spinal column), seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
You see a point here: that a bishop, a priest, can have children because he is married.
Mostly what we need to know is this: "For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?"
Remember that the church of God comes from Daath down to Yesod, which is related with sex.
Many of these great priests in the beginning, like Peter the apostle, were married because they knew about the mystery of Daath. But later on with time they lost the tradition and they remained mere monk-priests: only half of what is necessary.
Priesthood is related with the three lower Sephiroth that we find here: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod; the mind, the heart, and the sex, the strength.
Remember that Tiphereth, the human soul, is precisely the one who through the Causal Body performs in the physical world, which is Malkuth, the priesthood. When you find someone who says "I am a priest," you are talking with a soul of somebody that is in that physical body. So the human soul Tiphereth through the Causal Body performs the will of God in the physical body, thus, this is how he is learning how to love his own God with all of his mind (Netzach - the mental solar body), with all his heart (Hod, the astral body), with all his strength (Yesod, the sexual force). This is the priesthood. And this is why in all religions it is still known that in order to become a priest you have to take care of your sexual energy.
Most of priests of the Roman Catholic Church are celibate, or they try to be celibate. But in the Bible it is written about how some Pharisees who did not know how to be a priest asked Jesus as follows:
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. - Matthew 19: 3-12
In order to serve God, in order to work with the forces of God, you need the two polarities. Man and woman, male and female; nobody can create life only with one polarity. And they say in the sacraments, if you work in the sacraments with only one polarity, how are you going to do it? How is it going to work? We need to study the sacraments, or the three Amens, that always work with the priest and the priestess. This is how it was in the beginning in the Church of Rome, or the Gnostic Church, in the catacombs. The Gnostics have always had their priestess who is called "the Isis," and the priest, who represents Osiris of ancient Egypt.
"Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
This is why some monks say, "If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry."
"All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it."
What is a eunuch? According to the dictionary, a eunuch is somebody whose testicles are cutoff, which were made eunuchs of men. But there are some eunuchs, who "were so born from their mother's womb" - these are the Twice-born, who built the Solar Bodies in other lives and thus no longer need the sexual act, such as the 14th Dalai Lama who observes Solar Brahmacharya. But there is another type of eunuch who Jesus addressed: the eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.
In other words, to become a eunuch for the kingdom of heaven's sake is a mystery of alchemy. It doesn't mean that a man must go and cutoff his testicles in order to become a eunuch for the kingdom of God, because:
He that is wounded in the testicles, or hath his privy member cutoff, shall not enter into the congregation (Ekklesia, the Church, the Yoni) of Jah-Chavah (in Daath - Gnosis). - Deuteronomy 23: 1
You have to work in yourself with your spouse first, in order to accomplish the sacrament of matrimony; then later you can earn the right to be beyond the need for the sexual mysteries. But first, in order to understand this statement that Master Jesus gave in Matthew, let us read one verse of Corinthians.
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none. - 1 Corinthians 7:29
How is it that those that have wives be as though they had none? Listen, these are those who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake, because they understand how to become one flesh with their wives without spilling their semen, without reaching the orgasm of animals. In other words, when you know the mystery of alchemy, then you do not reproduce yourself like an animal, and you transmute with your spouse your waters into wine. This is the way for you to become a eunuch for the kingdom of heaven's sake; in other words, a Priest. This is explained in John 3: 28-30 as follows:
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.
Kabbalistic and alchemical explanation:
Ye yourselves bear me witness that I (the Human Soul) said: I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He (Chokmah united to Tiphereth – the Human Soul, is the Malachim) that hath the bride (Malka, Malkuth, the Woman, the Yoni, the Church, he) is the bridegroom (the Priest, the Nous Atom): but (I, the human soul in Yesod am) the friend of the (Son of Man, the, Nous Atom, the) bridegroom, which (phallus’) standeth and (through the Blood, the Holy Spirit) heareth him (the Christ energy and) rejoiceth greatly (in the sexual act with the bride on the stone) because of the bridegroom's voice (or Logos): this my joy therefore is fulfilled (in Yesod - Sex). He (Christ) must increase, but I (the sinning soul) must decrease. - John 3: 28-30
To understand more about this, Samael Aun Weor wrote The Perfect Matrimony and many other books where he teaches how to become a eunuch for the kingdom of heaven's sake; which means, how to learn sexual magic, sexual transmutation, in order to become a real Bishop, priest, or priestess of God.
The Magic of the Priesthood
The one who receives the development of priesthood is capable of performing magic, which is a word that scares many Christians; yes, when they hear the word "magic" they panic. But the word magic comes from "mag" in an ancient language from Persia, and means priest. A priest is a Mag, a Magician. The Three Magi were three priests.
Why is a Mag a priest? Because according to Kabbalah, the priesthood has to be performed in these three Sephiroth: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod. These are the three types of priesthood that anybody develops when entering into the Sacrament of Priesthood. Yet in order for you to develop this 100%, you have to annihilate your ego. This is something that we have to comprehend and understand.
Christ, which is an energy that descends from above, has to be developed in the human soul. Understand this. Comprehend this. See in the Tree of Life, we repeat: Tiphereth is the human soul, and Malkuth is the physical body of that human soul. That human soul has to conquer or dominate these four Sephiroth that are below Tiphereth.
- Netzach - the mind
- Hod -the emotional astral body
- Yesod -the vital strength, sex
- Malkuth - the physical world or physical body
Malkuth is Hebrew for "the kingdom." Malkuth is the kingdom because in order for there to be a kingdom, we need a queen and a king; if there is a kingdom without a king, there is no kingdom. If there is a kingdom without a queen, there is no kingdom. So, the priest and the priestess are the king and the queen, which in Hebrew is called the Malachim.
Why are the king and the queen called the Malachim in Kabbalah? Meleck means "king." Malka is "queen." Both together are Malachim. Malachim is a name found in Tiphereth, in the world of magic, or priesthood, which is the world of Yetzirah. This is why Tiphereth is called Malachim. Sometimes in the Hebrew language they name the angels Malachim. Or Malachim can mean the prophets. Malachim: the masters.
Our goal is to become a Malachim, yet, for that, remember that Malachim is the sacred name of priesthood for the soul. So the soul that is a Malachim has to exercise power in the four lower Sephiroth, and the lower Sephiroth are the ones that have the ego.
- Starting from with the mind: Netzach
- Hod is the heart, negative emotions
- The sex is Yesod.
These three Sephiroth, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod, manifest in Malkuth, in the physical body, through the three brains.
- the intellectual brain
- the emotional brain
- the sexual/instinctual brain
In the Bible, Master Jesus always shows his power of priesthood. For instance, when the multitudes are listening to him and he is teaching the great lecture, the great preaching in the mountain about the blessings, "Blessed be the poor," etc.
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
And they did all eat, and were filled.And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. - Mark 6:34-44
So, he performed what people call a miracle. In other words, he performed the priesthood of Yesod. He has power in Yesod, which is the fourth dimension. Master Jesus placed all of those multitudes into the fourth dimension in order to feed them with fish; of course, there is also a symbol there hidden within that miracle, within that prodigy that he performed as a real priest, because Jesus was a priest in accordance to the order of Melchizedeck, meaning, the priesthood of those people that understand the sacraments of the Gnostic Church from the Chaos, from the beginning; because Melchizedeck is the Causal Logos of the Earth.
So then it is written that the great priest Jesus fed all those men, women, and children, and gave them fish and bread. That is only possible by knowing how to enter into a higher dimension, the fourth dimension, into that dimension that we call the land of Avalon, Eden.
The miracle of transubstantiation which is performed in the Sephirah Hod or that is related to the Sephirah Hod is a miracle that is performed not only in Christianity; the transformation of the bread and the wine into the Eucharist is a miracle that can be performed by any priest who follows the sacraments that we are explaining here.
Jesus transformed the water into wine in the mysteries of Yesod, that is the priesthood of Yesod, to transmute the waters into wine. To make the wine and the bread the vehicle of the flesh of Christ is another magic, another priesthood that any initiate has to perform, not only in front of the public, but in privacy. Why? Because the Cosmic Christ, which is an energy, needs to guide you and you need to be guided by him. The lord, the Cosmic Christ (Chenresig, Vishnu, Avalokitesvara, Quetzalcoatl, etc) is not a person, even though he utilizes his avatars, messengers, prophets in order to teach, in order to perform miracles. Christ is an energy that has to be assimilated by each one of us, by every Tiphereth, by every human soul. And this human soul in the physical world Malkuth has to fight against another abyss, another chaos, which is below, called Klipoth. In that abyss, in that Klipoth, we have lust, anger, greed, vanity, laziness; that is our subconsciousness, our unconsciousness, or infraconsciousness, and everybody carries their own Klipoth, that abyss, inside. All of those enemies of the lord - "the unfaithful ones" is what Mohammed called them - need to be annihilated. We need to enter into our own Klipoth and make light in the darkness.
How do we make light in the darkness? First, in this physical plane in which we are. We need help. So therefore, Jesus instituted the Eucharist, the "last supper," which is a miracle, a magical ceremony, in which the priest brings the solar fire of the Ain Soph Aur from TUM (which is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the three forces or three Kayas), Jah-Chavah, or Jehovah as is translated in the Bible, which descends through Daath, and from Daath descends directly into the soul, which is Tiphereth. And the soul receives it, and places it into the bread and the wine of the Eucharist when he is blessing it.
So, the priest is a channel of Christ in that very moment, and he becomes a prophet. But that priest who is performing the Eucharist must uphold in himself all of the sacraments. It is impossible to channel the force of Christ if you are a fornicator, or in other words, if you are losing your sexual matter. The Lord (the solar force) needs a channel to flow through. When the priest blesses the wine and pronounces the sacred words it is in order for that solar light to enter through his hands and into the wine and bread of the Eucharist. When he delivers the Eucharist to the students, to the neophytes, to the devotees, when they eat that bread and drink that wine, they receive solar atoms that came down through that channel into Malkuth. By eating the bread and the wine, those solar atoms go into the heart, and in the heart, strengthen the Nous atom and then they receive energy in order to comprehend themselves, in order to start doing their work and to be united with their Inner Father. Remember, Christ said: "No one goes to the Father but through me."
The Eucharist is one of the channels through which the Lord the Cosmic Christ manifests. But I repeat, listen carefully: if the priest is a fornicator, that miracle does not happen. First you have to perform in yourselves the other sacraments, in order to perform the Eucharist, in order to bring that energy down and help others.
It is not necessary to belong to the secret chambers in order to perform the Eucharist. Samael Aun Weor explains [in The Seven Words] that every single Gnostic student can have an altar at home and, after performing the sexual transmutation, can bless the wine and the bread before consuming it. Moreover, married couples can perform the Pancatattva ritual [as explained in The Mystery of the Golden Blossom]; they can have on their altar a small piece of fish and a small piece of meat to eat after sexual transmutation. With the blessing of such rituals, you charge yourself with your own energy. You eat the four elements: the water in the fish, the fire in the meat, the earth in the bread (the wheat), and the air in the wine or in the grape juice. We said wine, but it should not be with alcohol, it should be with grapes, what we call "wine" is simple grape juice.
So the Eucharist is a sacrament where the Lord is present. That is why when Jesus performed that miracle at the last supper, his inner Being Aberamentho, who is the head of all the Christs, of all the energy in this planet, was present there. We the Gnostics connect to that ceremony through the performance of the rituals of the last supper. Every single Gnostic ought to have an altar with the crucifix that symbolizes the Lord, the Christ that sacrifices, the Divine Mother, and can perform the Pancatattva ritual with the four elements. In different religions they celebrate this in different ways. But I repeat: in order to have the strength, the force, the priest and the priestess have to be in chastity; they have to transmute the water into wine. They have to transmute the sexual energy; otherwise it does not work, because the Lord IS the energy, the force. And that is the sacrament of Hod.
The Sacrament of Netzach
The sacrament of Netzach, which is related to the mind, is the performing of the priesthood of nature. I remember when we were in Mexico, Master Samael Aun Weor was performing the ritual of Netzach, the mind, with a lot of people. First, he gave lectures, and after that he healed them in their minds, in their hearts, and in their physical bodies by utilizing the magic of Netzach, which is really simple: to put yourself in contact with the forces of nature, the elementals of nature, the plants, the flowers, the animals; all that is related with the mind.
Jesus also performed that sacrament: he was utilized sacred mantras. Of course, the word "mantra" is not written in the Bible because mantra is a Sanskrit word. Yet, the gospels records some words that Jesus pronounced. For instance, he pronounced a sacred word in order to heal the deaf.
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him,
"Ephphatha," that is, Be opened.
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. - Mark 7:32-35
Or mantras in order to perform physical resuscitation:
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her:
"Talitha cumi;" which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. - Mark 5:38-42
Those are sacred words, mantras, that only have power when you are performing the sacrament of priesthood, which is related with Peter. Remember that Peter is the one who has the keys. Master Jesus said:
That thou art Peter (in the pineal gland), and upon this rock (of Yesod) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. - Matthew 16:18,19
We individually have to be a church, a temple of God. Peter, seated in the pineal gland, has to control through the pineal gland the three priesthoods, because the pineal gland is related with Tiphereth, the soul, you see?
Descartes said, "The pineal gland is the seat of the soul."
Which soul? The human soul, Tiphereth.
Peter is in the pineal gland because he is one with the priest, who is Tiphereth, the human soul. Peter, who has the keys of the kingdom of heaven, through that the soul, works with the stone in the sexual matrimony, sexual magic, the sacrament of the holy matrimony. Through the stone or altar of Hod he performs the Eucharist in order to help the neophytes.
In ancient times, the priests performed the Eucharist on the altar of Hod in order to receive the new souls (consecration) and in order to receive the strength of the Lord in themselves through the ritual of the Eucharist, as well as to receive the first communion, the baptism, also the confirmation, as symbols. Also on the altar of Hod they celebrated the ceremony of matrimony, and also they receive the vows of priesthood in the Gnostic Church.
Nevertheless, if we receive all of these symbolical sacraments in a church and we do not perform them inside of ourselves psychologically, then it is useless, because every man has to be a priest and every woman a priestess in accordance to the order of Melchizedeck, in order to perform what we call the extreme unction, or the healing of the soul, body and mind.
In Gnosticism, we have many ways in order to heal the sick. It is not something that we invented in this epoch. These are rituals, these are ceremonies from ancient times, very old, that we were performing in Rome in the time of Jesus. We were performing them in Egypt in the time of Moses, and beyond, in Atlantis, with Noah; these are ceremonies in which we heal the sick physically, mentally, emotionally.
Why? When we say "we" heal, it is not accurate, because it is not "we" who do it, but the superior beings who assist us, because we invoke them. Through the different invocations that we know and teach, we can invoke the angels, masters, devas, in order to assist us in the healing of others. But remember, I repeat: to perform these rituals of healing, which are the sacrament of the extreme unction, the power of the priest, we have to know the law of karma very well, because you cannot break the law of karma with impunity. Every single healing, or everything that we do, we always invoke our inner Being and ask permission of the lords of the law because there are sicknesses in the mind, in the heart, and in the physical body that are Kamaduro, which are not negotiable. We have to make the effort in order to heal, but if the sickness is karmic, at least we have made the effort to heal. If it is not karmic, then automatically the neophyte, the soul, is healed in his mind, soul, and body.
So we know all of this because the Master Samael Aun Weor left us a lot of practices in order to perform the priesthood of Yetzirah, in which we learn:
- the priesthood of Yesod, which is sexual magic,
- the priesthood of Hod which is the Eucharist,
- the priesthood of Netzach, which is related with the mind, and in which we send the energy through prayer chains in order to heal the sick or in order to reject negative forces.
You can also perform all of this individually. We have published in websites and books all of those secrets, all of those clues, for you to utilize them. But remember, we need to work very hard in the annihilation of our ego in order to accomplish the sacraments given from the beginning by Christ, by the Master Aberamentho.
The Rituals of Christ
Anyone who pronounces him or herself against any of these sacraments is a black magician. Anyone.
Magicians of darkness justify their hatred for the rituals of bread and wine in many different ways. Sometimes they give the gospels the most whimsical interpretations of their fantasy. Their own Subconsciousness betrays them. They try to do away with the Last Supper in any way possible. They hate the Last Supper of the Adorable One.
Our disciples must be alert and vigilant for these types of dangerous subjects.
Anyone who hates the rituals of the Last Supper is a Black Magician.
Anyone who rejects the bread and wine of the Gnostic Unction rejects the flesh and blood of the Christ.
These types of people are black magicians. – The Perfect Matrimony by Samael Aun Weor
If they pronounce themselves against any of these sacraments, they are not pronouncing themselves against any physical institution, because the physical institutions that are here in the physical world are just physical institutions that we form in order to deliver this knowledge. But Christ is the one who manifests when we are working with the forces of Christ, namely when we transmute the sexual energy, when we perform the rituals of Hod, the Eucharist, and when we are working with Christ by performing healings, etc. Through Yesod, Hod, and Netzach, we work with Christ, which is an energy. So, if you pronounce yourself against any of these three priesthoods, you are pronouncing yourself against Christ. So therefore, you become a black magician.
There are many black magicians who work in Klipoth and who know many rituals and prayer chains, but they do not obey the sacraments of Christ, So therefore, in Klipoth you have the negative polarity of all of this that we are teaching here. That is why Samael Aun Weor explained in his book, The Perfect Matrimony, that there are black masses. Those black masses are celebrated in the physical world (Malkuth), but they do not channel Christ: they channel the forces of Klipoth.
There are people who gather in churches who are not in chastity; they accept homosexuality, lesbianism, and all of that degeneration. So, when they perform the ritual of the Eucharist they channel forces from Klipoth, from the abyss, not from above, because in order to channel from above you have to accomplish the sacraments given by the Master Jesus.
Samael Aun Weor explained in The Perfect Matrimony that there are many individuals in this day and age who cunningly explain that "the Eucharist is bad for your soul, that the Eucharist is dangerous for your development," so therefore they advise not to perform it. Those who state such a thing are black magicians because they are pronouncing themselves against Christ. In this they are not pronouncing themselves against us, the Gnostics, but against Christ, because Christ manifests through those rituals.
When they say "be careful with the practices that are in the book of medicine," or in other books that Samael Aun Weor wrote "because they are black," they are pronouncing themselves against the healing forces of the mind that work through Christ.
Although such people who claim these things call themselves Gnostics, that does not mean they are truly Gnostic. Anybody can use that word easily. It is easy to open your mouth and say, "I am a Gnostic."
These blasphemers against Christ gather and teach wrong things to the public. This is why we are teaching these lectures here and explaining that it is vital for us to understand that everything is in relation with Kabbalah, and if we study the Kabbalah that Christ teaches to us, we can defend ourselves from many beautiful but mistaken teachings.
Anyone who says that the rituals of Hod are dangerous, or the rituals of Netzach are dangerous, are pronouncing themselves against the Lord Christ. Anyone who pronounces themselves against the rituals of Christ is against Christ. That is why the Lord said through the lips of Master Jesus:
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. - Matthew 12: 30
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. - John 6: 53-57
This is a warning, because, I repeat: there are many so-called Gnostics who think they are following this master or that master who teaches that the rituals of Hod are bad. What is bad is to have the ego inside and to participate in those rituals without practicing meditation in order to annihilate their ego. Because, listen carefully: in order to perfectly perform the ritual of Yesod, or the sacraments of Hod and Netzach, in order to perform them perfectly, in order to perform the priesthood of Melchizedeck 100% perfectly, you have to annihilate your ego.
Whosoever is born in the superior worlds must reduce their ego to dust in order to become free of the lunar bodies so as to exercise all of their priestly power of high magic; because the Master who has not yet dissolved the pluralized “I” nor eliminated the lunar bodies cannot yet exercise their priestly powers, because he has not cleansed his heart of impurities and false wisdom. - Samael Aun Weor
This means that those who are being born as Master Monads in Tiphereth, in the internal planes have to work very hard (in Klipoth) in order to annihilate their ego; "because the Master (the Monad) who has not yet dissolved the pluralized “I” nor eliminated the lunar bodies (of Klipoth) cannot yet (through Tiphereth) exercise their priestly powers (of Yesod, Hod and Netzach), because (in Malkuth, physical body) he has not cleansed his heart of impurities and false wisdom.
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. - 1 Corinthians 15:46-48
Samael Aun Weor performed the rituals of the priesthood of Yetzirah in Mexico as a heavenly man, very powerful. Why? Because he did not have ego.
But for us, with ego, we perform it as natural man, in accordance to the level of consciousness we have awakened. But little by little, as we advance in the annihilation of the ego, that power of priesthood of Melchizedeck is developed until we reach 100%, and we then become priests of God or heavenly men in accordance with the order of Melchizedeck.
But we have to start as natural men from the beginning, doing this priesthood, this work, in accordance with our level because we need help in order to go ahead, because we have a lot of karma to pay.
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way (of chastity); for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
So also Christ (within the Son of Man) glorified not himself to be made an high priest (a Malachim); but he (the Glorian) that said unto him, Thou (Tiphereth) art my Son, to day have I begotten (Chokmah in) thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou (Tiphereth) art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedeck.
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son (of Man), yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedeck. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
For when for the time ye ought to be Masters, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become (Monks) such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat (Sex).
For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe (youngster).
But strong meat (Fire) belongeth to them that (are Married and) are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. - Hebrews 5: 1-14
Questions and Answers
Q. Do the different hierarchies, gods angels, whatever, have different levels of consciousness or perfection in accordance with the development of Christ within them?
A. Yes of course. Christ is the source of enlightenment, of knowledge, of wisdom in each one of us when we start working on this path. So he gives that in different levels. The goal of any initiate is to reach the Venustic initiations in order to receive that special help from the savior, in which Christ enters as a savior into that Bodhisattva, into that human soul who already reached mastery into Tiphereth [for more on this, study the course The Path of the Bodhisattva]. And of course, Christ will develop the objective reasoning of that bodhisattva according to the circumstances, according to the karma, in order to acquire another level of objective reasoning. So the gods, the angels, devas, whatever you call them, masters, prophets, have different levels of understanding, different levels of comprehension, because the light shines in different levels, different powers. The prophets are like bulbs, receptacles that shine the light of Christ, the solar light, in accordance to their own development and capacity. That is something that you have to develop with your psychological work. According to that level is also how you deliver, and how you see things and comprehend things.
In another lecture we stated that there are six levels of objective reasoning. Master Jesus of Nazareth, Master Aberamentho, has the level that we call Anklad, which is very high. Very high. Those of the other levels that are below him do not comprehend him yet. Jesus has a level that belongs to the bosom of the Absolute but of course when we develop our own particular level, then the Master Jesus teaches us what we need to learn, what we need to know. Since he is at the top of all levels of objective reasoning, he is capable of teaching each one of us. In other words, He is capable of saving our souls and spirits because he already reached that level. That is why he is a savior. This is what we have to understand. He is what we call the Patriarch of the Gnostic Church. In the Gnostic Church are many patriarchs. Master Samael Aun Weor is another patriarch of the Gnostic Church.
In order to become a patriarch of the Gnostic Church, you have to totally annihilate your ego, then you become a channel of the Lord completely. A Bodhisattva with ego still is in process; we can not call him a Patriarch. Maybe an Apostle or Bishop, because in order to be a Bishop you need to be married to develop. But from Bishop you have to go to Apostle; an Apostle is somebody who incarnates the Lord. A Bodhisattva who follows the direct path is an Apostle. And from Apostle he can become a Patriarch if he annihilates the whole ego. If he does not annihilate the ego he cannot become a Patriarch, since a Patriarch is a vehicle of Christ, something very high; for the Gnostic Church, is a very heavy title. There is an Archbishop of the Gnostic Church in the internal worlds named Master Huiracocha, but he cannot be an Avatar because he still has ego. This is why I said the Master Samael is an Avatar, a Patriarch, because he annihilated his whole ego, but those people that call themselves "patriarchs" here in the physical world while still having the ego alive are just a joke of a very bad taste. They might be bishops or priests. You can become an Apostle if you follow the direct path. But in the strict sense of Kabbalah, alchemy, we need to work very hard in order to become Patriarchs.
Do not pronounce yourselves against the rituals of Hod or against the rituals of Netzach, because those who do so are pronouncing themselves against their own Lord. That was precisely the mistake of "Brutus" who pronounced himself against the rituals, against the Patriarch of the Gnostic Church, and abandoned the temple in the internal planes, while insulting and doing bad things to the Master Samael Aun Weor. This is written about in The Mystery of the Golden Blossom.
Q. What about different ways of pronouncing Iod He Vau He?
The Tetragrammaton, the sacred name of God, in accordance to Kabbalah, is Iod He Vau He, which in the Bible is translated as Jehovah. Kabbalistically, we say Iod Havah, but we can also say Jah-Chavah, so there are two ways to say it. Jah-Chavah, because Jah - remember the word hallelu-jah means "worship Jah." Jah in this case is Kether, Chokmah, Binah, the three primary forces together. That is Jah, which vibrates in Kether. Hallelu-jah: worship, praise Christ above. When that Jah expresses itself as creator, it does it through Daath. That Jah needs Mem, the water, which is Havah, Eve, or Aima the Mother. So when we say Jah-Chavah, we are pointing to Daath, that is Jah Chavah. Or as what we call Jehovah, the creator, this is a force that expresses in every single Elohim, every single God.
Do not mistake that with Jahve, because Jahve is a completely negative name related to the boss of the black lodge in Klipoth; he is a demon. In order to write the name of that demon in Hebrew, unfortunately you utilize the same four letters of Jehovah, and that is why the black lodge intentionally mistakes or mingles that name with Iod He Vau He, because that is how you write it in Hebrew. Jahve is not Jehovah, Jahve is a demon of the black lodge.
Q. What benefits have a single person with an altar at home? Does he have the same benefits of a married couple?
A. Of course not. The married couple is working with the three forces when they perform the transmutation. The single person is receiving help in accordance to his own level. Remember, a single person channels only to his own level. If he wants to channel higher forces, strong ones, he needs a woman, while the woman needs a man. The woman united in the sexual act with the man works with positive, negative, and neutral, which is the sexual connection. And those forces develop in the physical bodies of both, so they channel higher forces, or the three primary forces.
A single person can channel forces also, but in accordance to his own development, and will bring into the physical body the forces of Christ if this person is in chastity, if he is working himself and receives that help. That is why those single people who are in need of more strength can to go to a Gnostic center where they celebrate these rituals. They will need to gain the right to enter in order to receive the force that is always channeled by a priest who is married and is working with the sacraments.
Singles can also perform the unction at home. The book called The Seven Words, which is in the Glorian edition of Logos, Mantra, Theurgy, is where the Master Samael explains all of this for singles and for married people. Singles can do that ritual.
All of these sacraments are necessary. Do not think erroneously that we can self-realize without them, no. If they were instituted by the Master Jesus and given to us by the Master Samael Aun Weor, it is because they are necessary. If you think you can do it without it, well try, we will see how far you can go.
In The Yellow Book, Samael Aun Weor wrote some of the symbols you need to have on the altar, and in The Golden Blossom and The Perfect Matrimony he explains about the Pancatattva ritual. You have to have a place where you can be magnetized; have your altar in order to bring the forces of the Lord down, because we need the Lord. "Nobody goes to the Father but through me," said the Lord, the Cosmic Christ. And through Tiphereth, the human soul in the pineal gland, he strengthens our three brains: Yesod-Sex, Hod-Heart and Netzach-Mind.
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