The Tree of Life
If we want to know the meaning of what is written in the Bible, whether the old or in the new testament, we have to learn a bit of Hebrew, since the real meanings of the scripture are not visible in any other language.
“And he said unto אליה Elijah, thou speak as one of the foolish women. Moreover, את־הטוב (Ath, the Logos), the good we shall קבל Kabel (receive) from the Elohim ואת־הרע and (Ath, the Logos), the evil shall we not קבל Kabel (receive)?” —Job 2: 10
“Hear counsel וקבל Va’Kabel (and receive) instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” —Proverb 19: 20
When we read קבל Kabel, “receive,” it is the root of the word Kabbalah, a kind of knowledge that is received from the divine to help us understand ourselves and our place in creation.
Kabbalah is not the intellectual or dogmatic knowledge held by one group or tradition, but in reality is an intuitive, even abstract knowledge “received” by all those who have awakened consciousness and earned it by following the instructions given by the divine. So, Kabbalah is the basis of the human being, and is also the basis of all religions. The Buddha did not use the word “Kabbalah” since it is Hebrew, but he taught Kabbalah, since he taught the truth about ourselves and our place in the world. This is true of every other great master, as well.
In relation with the Bible, we have to talk about the Tree of Life, which is a structure composed of ten sephiroth. These symbolize the structure of the universe and the human being.
Of the ten sephiroth, nine form three triangles, leaving one sephirah at the bottom (“sephirah” is the singular form of sephiroth, which is plural). So, the sephirah at the very bottom is called Malkuth, which is Hebrew for “kingdom.” Let us name the rest in English and Hebrew, so it will be easier to comprehend.
On the top of the upper triangle is the first sephirah, which is called the “crown” (Kether).
The sephirah on the right of it is second, and is named “wisdom” (Chokmah).
The sephirah on the left is the third, and is named “intelligence” or “understanding” (Binah).
Between the first and second triangles there is a "hidden" or "secret" sephirah that is considered separately, since it is the other tree in Eden: the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." In Hebrew it is called Daath, which means "knowledge." We will talk about that later. Just know that when we number the sephiroth, we generally do not count it.
In the middle triangle, the sephirah on the right is the fourth and is named “mercy” (Chesed). Sometimes this sephirah is named Gedulah, translated from Hebrew as “love,” yet Gedulah means “greatness.” In Hebrew Gadol means “great” and Gedulah means “greatness.” Nonetheless, the greatness in Gedulah is love.
The sephirah on the left is the fifth and is named “justice” (Geburah).
The sephirah at the bottom center of the middle triangle is the sixth and is named “splendor” (Tiphereth), yet it is also named “beauty” and sometimes “glory,” because in Hebrew there are many ways to say the words glory, splendor and beauty; these words relate to different aspects of the human soul.
On the lower triangle, the sephirah on the right is the seventh and is named “victory” (Netzach),
The sephirah on the left is the eighth and is named “glory” (Hod). In Hebrew Hod also means “splendor, majesty, grandeur, magnificence, gloriousness, grandioseness, grandiosity, greatness, princeliness, pulchritude, resplendence, solemnity, solemnness, gala.”
The sephirah at the bottom center of the lower triangle is the ninth and is named “foundation” (Yesod).
Beneath it is the tenth sephirah which is named “kingdom” (Malkuth). In the Bible we can find the words Malkuth (kingdom), and Malka (queen), and Melech (king). They all relate to this.
So, those are the ten sephiroth in English and Hebrew.
It is good to know that the “ch” sound of the Hebrew words Chokmah, Chesed and Netzach is pronounced differently than “ch” in English; it is not pronounced like for example in “challenge," instead it is spoken as a harder, guttural “G” from the throat. As an example, it is pronounced like the German word sieg.
The way that we must study these ten sephiroth is in relation with alchemy. Alchemy is the science of the transformation of energy into matter and vice versa. Everything that we talk about here, like meditation, runes, etc., all of these practices relate to alchemy – we take energy and transform it in our body. Eating is likewise a process of transformation of energy in our body; through our metabolism we transform different types of matter into energy – this is alchemy.
Alchemy is a word that derives from Al, which is a contraction of Allahالله in Arabic, meaning God; or Elah אלה in Hebrew which also means God or Goddess. So, Alchemy or Allah-Khemia is Al meaning Deity + Chemy, which is from the Greek khemia or khemeia meaning, ‘the Deity of Khemet-Egypt.’ Alchemy is the science of the transmutation of matter, or the dust of אדמה Adamah, the ground or Khemet, into energy by means of the breath of life or soul energy. Thus, according to Moses, Alchemy is the art by means of which יהוה, the essence of the Elohim within Khemet-Egypt, the dust of the earth, is transformed by the breath of life into different living sentient entities. As it is written:
“And יהוה אלהים formed Adam of the dust of אדמה Adamah (the ground), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Adam became a living soul.” —Genesis 2: 7
“Elohim said: Let (the dust of) the earth bring forth grass.” —Genesis 1:11
The cow eats the grass, thereafter the metabolism of the cow — through alchemy — transforms the grass into milk, and then by adding other elements from nature we transform the milk into cheese, and so on. The reality or state of things changing into other things is alchemy, and the intelligence that is transforming the energy within those things is God. Like the cow we also have a stomach that digests all that we eat and transforms that food into energy – yet, it is sad that we as consciousness, as souls, are not aware, cognizant, of that process. We are aware that we have a stomach only when we eat something that is not good for our body, because then we get a stomach ache, and when the instinctual agent of God, through our instinctual center, warns us with pain, then we say; “Oh, I have a stomach ache!” Yet, most of the time we are unaware of our digestive system. But who is that intelligent agent that is doing all of that digestive work? In Kabbalah we call it Binah, intelligence, the third sephirah.
In Kabbalah we relate the three sephiroth of the first triangle to our three brains. We associate them as follows:
- Head: Kether
- Heart: Chokmah
- Sex: Binah
We are three-brained beings.
- Intellectual brain in the head
- Emotional brain in the heart
- Motor-instinctual-sexual brain in the spine and sexual organs (the third brain relates to three centers).
The instinctual center at the base of the spine is controlled by Binah, intelligence. Yes, intelligence (Binah) digests your food, makes your circulatory system work. Binah, intelligence, regulates all of those systems that we have in our organism. Scientists, people that are called “doctors” study our organism, but indeed, they do not have a clue. They are just guessing and trying to control the intelligent system with drugs. A true doctor knows how to deal with the intelligence of those systems, and knows that those systems are related with the internal bodies – especially with the vital body, which we also work with a lot in our practices in order to charge the physical body with solar energy.
The three sephiroth of the second triangle are also related to our three brains.
- Chesed (mercy, love) is related to the head
- Geburah (justice) in the heart
- Tiphereth (splendor) in the motor-instinctual-sexual brain
We are explaining this in a simple way, but it can become more complicated. Let us give a simple explanation just to understand… The sixth commandment states “You shall not fornicate,” thus it relates to the sixth sephirah Tiphereth, which is lechery, related with the heart. It is written:
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in the heart.” —Matthew 5: 27, 28
Now, lets us consider the third triangle that we also relate to the three brains:
- Netzach (Victory): head. Netzach is in the head; it relates to the Hebrew word Metsach, “forehead.”
- Hod (Glory): heart
- Yesod (Foundation): sex
The last sephirah is Malkuth; it represents our physicality. So, Malkuth could represent the physical body or the planet earth, or many other things.
Once we kabbalistically and alchemically understand the structure of the Tree of Life, we can then use intuition in order to understand it better, because to study it only with the intellect is not enough. To really reach in-depth comprehension of the Tree of Life we need intuition.
We have examples of this method of study on the website, such as the lectures on the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Do you know how to read symbols? I mean symbols in general. Do any of you not know how to read symbolic representations in order to comprehend or describe something? Yes, you do, but you are not aware of it. Listen, the letters of the roman alphabet are also symbols, and all of you read books or lectures on the website, so, you are reading the symbols of the roman alphabet. So do you know how to read other symbols? Archetypes? People say no, but the truth is that you know, but you do not know that you know. When we enter into this type of intuitive knowledge, symbols represent more than complicated intellectual concepts. Let us suppose that people from Russia try to learn english: since they use another alphabet, they have to learn our symbols in order to understand the language. So when I see the writings in Russian, I have no idea what it means, but for them it is very normal. The same thing applies here; when you make the effort to study these symbols it becomes easy, but in the beginning, like with any language, it takes effort.
This intuitive language is studied in the internal planes. When Chesed, your Inner Being, wants to show you something, he uses the Kabbalistic, intuitive language of symbols, which you have seen in your dreams: the strange situations, feelings, and dramas of our dreams are the symbolic structures of the language of the internal worlds. As you use simple written symbols here to write messages in your language, likewise God writes with archetypical or intuitive symbols in the internal planes.
In the beginning of our spiritual development we have no clue about Chesed’s language that we receive in dreams and visions, thus we beg, “God, please talk to me in English.” But Chesed’s messages carry so much meaning that our language and alphabet is not sufficient in order to communicate them. So we need to make the effort to learn that language.
This archetypal knowledge that we are talking about is something that is everywhere, but because in our language we use different archetypes, we do not understand. Intuitive archetypal messages are what the great avatars, messengers, gave in the scriptures, like the stories in the Bible. The archetypical symbolic stories in the Hebrew Bible were written for people that understand that language. They are not literal history; instead, they are symbolic messages with incredible depth, but you cannot see it unless you know some Hebrew and Kabbalah.
"Woe unto the one who sees in the Torah nought but simple narratives and ordinary words. For if, in truth, it contained only that, we should have been able, even to-day, also to compose a Torah which would be, in very much another way, worthy of regard. In order to find only simple statements we should only have to betake ourselves to the ordinary legislators, among whom we could find valuable words in even greater quantity. It would suffice us to imitate them and to make a Law after their words and example. But it is not thus. Every word of the Torah contains an elevated sense and a sublime mystery.” —Simeon ben Yoḥai, Zohar
Moses, whose wisdom is written in the first five books of the Bible - which is called the Torah - delivered in them only the symbolic “body of the doctrine,” the outward form or symbols of the teaching. This symbolic body of the doctrine is written based on that archetypical language, and is then explained in The Zohar, the “spirit of the doctrine.”
"The narratives of the Law are the garment of the Law. Woe unto him who takes this garment for the Law itself! It is in this sense that David spake, saying, 'Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy Law' (Psalm, cxix. 18). David wished to speak of that which is hidden beneath the garment of the Law. There are fools who, seeing a man covered with a beautiful garment, look no further than that; and yet that which gives a worth to the garment is his body, and what is even more precious than that, his soul. The Law, too, has its body. There are precepts which one might call the body of the Law. The ordinary narratives which are intermingled are the garments with which the body is covered. Simpletons have regard only to the garments or narratives of the Law. . . . The better instructed pay no regard to the garment, but to that which it encloses.” —Simeon ben Yoḥai, Zohar
Between the Zohar (spirit of the doctrine) and the Torah (body of the doctrine) is the tradition, which among the Jews is called the Talmud. In that tradition, there are stories and tales that hide alchemy. If you do not know alchemy, then you do not know what you are reading. People in this day and age have the Bible, the symbolic body of the doctrine... which, as you know, has been translated into many other languages. Each literal translation has lost many archetypal meanings because of the fact that translators do not comprehend the original archetypical language. They do not know Hebrew alchemy, so they translate what they assume is meant. But, these archetypal Hebrew writings have different meanings that can only be understood when you have experiential comprehension of the science of alchemy.
For instance, one symbol that we often find in all religions is that of the baptism. All of you were baptized in your religion, whatever it is, yet people ignore that any ceremony of baptism is only a symbol. Baptism was introduced to Christianity, but it appears in every ancient religion. We gnostics know what baptism symbolizes; when we were visiting Israel, we assumed that the Kabbalists knew about this symbol, since in Judaism the ceremony of baptism is called the Mikveh, which is a pool, a fountain, where they immerse and pray, a type of baptism that they practice every Saturday in order to clean themselves from any impurity. Notwithstanding, when we talked to them we realized that they did not know the alchemical meaning of it. Likewise, the Christians who receive the baptism and do not know that ceremony symbolizes the transmutation of the living waters, the sexual energy of the priest and priestess, in the sexual act. Isaiah addresses this as follows:
“Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith יהוה.” —Isaiah 54: 1
Indeed, the majority of those who practice these symbolic, religious, water ceremonies have a lot of children. In the internal planes יהוה showed us that all of them are desolate, in darkness. Thus, we were really amazed, and wondered how it is possible that those people, even when knowing the Kabbalah, do not know these alchemical things… We learned that this is because Kabbalah can also be studied merely as a tradition. A lot of people now study Kabbalah, but not as practical Alchemical Kabbalists, since Alchemy is the only science that allows us to experience with cognizance each of the ten sephiroth.
We can talk about the sephiroth, but if we do not consciously perceive each of them, we are just theorizing. There is a cognizant way, which is by means of meditation, in order to experience each sephirah, even the highest one, Kether, directly in the world of Atziluth, which is the world of archetypes. Each one of us has our own Kether. In Christianity, Kether is called Father; Chokmah is called the Son; and Binah, the Holy Spirit.
Each sephirah has many levels of meaning and symbolic value. They relate to worlds, heavens, regions in the universe, while they also correspond to aspects of our consciousness. They also relate to us here and now, physically. For example, the pineal gland relates to Kether; the right side of the brain to Chokmah; the left to Binah. Chesed relates to the right arm or the right lung; Geburah to the left arm or left lung; Tiphereth to our heart, but it could also represent our soul. Our right leg or right kidney relates to Netzach; left leg or left kidney to Hod; sexual organs to Yesod; and, the feet to Malkuth. This is how we visualize the entire Tree of Life on the body.
So, we have to read biblical scriptures based on the sephiroth, we have to know many things if we want to know the meaning of what the prophets are saying.
Most importantly, we need to understand the Tree of Life spiritually in ourselves: in each one of us, within our astrological spiritual ray, we have the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, which are the three sephiroth of the upper triangle. Thereafter, we have second triangle, the Monad; namely, the Spirit, the Divine Soul and the Human Soul. Below that is the third triangle and the last sephirah, which together form a quaternary (four-part); namely, the mental body, the emotional body and the vital body, and at the bottom we have our physical body. So, this is how we are structured.
We advise you to study the Tree of Life, patiently, in all it’s parts, because in that way you will understand the books of Master Samael Aun Weor very easily. Master Samael doesn’t name the sephiroth in every one of his books, but he is always talking about them. Thus, when you read his books, you will know by means of intuition that he is talking about this or that sephirah even when the literal name is not there.
“The intellectual loses the sense of a sentence only for the lack of a period or comma. The intuitive one knows how to read where the master did not write, and to listen when the master is not speaking.” —Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
He writes specifically about the sephiroth in his books Tarot and Kabbalah, Alchemy and Kabbalah in the Tarot and at length in The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled, which was the last book that he delivered unto humanity before his death. The Pistis Sophia is a Gnostic Christian scripture that records the teachings given by Jesus after his Resurrection, and since he is a master of Kabbalah the teachings are based on the Tree of Life and the sephiroth. If we know Kabbalah, when we read the Pistis Sophia, we will then more or less understand the meaning of what Master Jesus is teaching there. However, when we read the explanation that the Master Samael has given onto each paragraph, then we will see a lot more. Notwithstanding, Master Samael has only explained a small part of what Master Jesus explains in Pistis Sophia. So, understanding the Tree of Life, Kabbalah is the main point.
There are many indolent Gnostic students who say that Kabbalah is too complicated; they ignore that most of the Gnostic books are based on Kabbalah. This is why they are so easily confused: they do not study.
Moreover, when the students practice sexual alchemy, then the comprehension of the Gnostic doctrine becomes easy for them.
This is how we develop the discrimination to know when someone’s writings or teachings about the doctrine are wrong. However, indolent students do not know, because they do not study Kabbalah, so they are easily misled.
For instance, the second book of Moses which in Hebrew is called שמות Shemoth (“names”), translated in English as “Exodus,” simply recounts the departure of all of the archetypes of Israel from slavery in Egypt. All of the Monads transmigrate from the absolute abstract space in order to appear in the universe and in Kabbalah this transmigration or dispersion is called exile or diaspora. This is why many Kabbalists state that all souls here in this physical world are in exile; this is understandable. But if we write a book and explain that this exile or dispersion is equal to the Exodus or the departure of the archetypes which are in bondage within the matter (Egypt), is to fall into the absurd. In Kabbalah the word exodus does not mean exile, even if these two words sound similar. Exile or diaspora means the dispersion of the names (שמות Shemoth), the archetypes, from the absolute into matter (Egypt, the wheel of samsara); while Exodus or Shemoth means the returning of the names, the archetypes into their proper place in the Absolute. So, Exodus happens here in Malkuth, as we, exiled, descended from the top (the Absolute) into matter, into Malkuth, into the wheel of samsara. Thus, we are here at the bottom, Malkuth, Egypt. Below Malkuth is Klipoth, which is also called Hell, Averno, Inferno; Klipoth contains exactly the opposite of all of the sephiroth. Klipoth, unfortunately is where most of us are right now. We are trying to invert little by little the forces that we have in Klipoth in order to enter into the Tree of Life. Klipoth is the tree of death.
“Only by entering onto the path of inner rebellion, only by removing ourselves from the evolving and devolving paths of the Wheel of Samsara, can we become genuine, real and true humans.
“The intransigent exclusion of the doctrine of the transmigration of souls as taught by Krishna, the great Hindu Avatar, imprisons us in the dogma of evolution.
“In matters of esotericism, orientalism, occultism, etc., scholars have full freedom to write whatever they please; however, they must not forget the golden book, I mean the “standard of measures,” the Tarot...
“No one can violate the laws of the Tarot with impunity, without getting what they deserve; remember that the Law of Katancia, the superior karma, exists... There is responsibility in words...
“The dogma of evolution breaks the cosmic laws of the Arcanum 10 of the Tarot, violates the desiderata of the golden book... and leads many people into error.”
“Obviously every erudite occultist, all esotericists, must always call on the “standard of measures,” the Tarot (the Kabbalah), if they do not want to fall into the absurd." —Samael Aun Weor
So, if we are here studying this it is because we understand that we are in exile, and because we want to return into the Solar Absolute, that is, we want to be in the exodus. We are slaves of matter, of this physical world, as the Bible explains, but Moses, who symbolizes willpower, will take us out from that bondage in Egypt, and into Elysium, the promised land.
“And (אלה Eleh) are (שמות Shemoth) the names of the children of (איש-ר-אל, the fire of the God Ra) Israel, who were (ברוכים הבאים Baruchim Habim) welcome into Egypt (מצרימה Mitzrahimah, Malkuth, the earth); every (איש Ayish, fire) and his household came with Jacob (the human soul).” —Exodus 1:1
When we read what is written in Exodus 1:1, we find that the transmigration of the souls is explained very nicely in a Kabbalistic and Alchemical manner. However, this transmagration, exile or Diaspora of the archetypes of Israel into the earth, Malkuth or Egypt has to happen before in order for the Exodus to occur. Therefore, let us understand that exile and exodus are not one and the same.
But, if we do not know Kabbalah, we think, they are the same, as lay people and even some "Gnostics" believe, who say: “Oh, thousands of years ago the Jewish race emigrated into the land of the Pharaohs, and Moses arrived and took them back to the promised land in the Middle East.” This is what everybody thinks, literally, because they ignore that Exodus is the returning of the archetypes of Israel into the Absolute. This is explained by Moses in a completely Kabbalistic and symbolic manner; likewise, as the narrative of the symbol of Noah and his ark is kabbalistic.
As we see, now in these times, a lot of organizations are talking about the times of the end, and we are in them indeed. Behold, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados, etc… thus, little by little we are physically wiped out. So what do we have to do? We need an exodus. But, people think that the exodus means leaving one country and going into another country... ok so let us go in the exodus, let us leave England and go into Russia, but there are also earthquakes in Russia… wait, let us go in the exodus towards Japan, so we leave towards Japan, but there are atomic explosions in Japan. So anywhere we go there is some hazard. The truth is that as souls, we need to go out of this physical world. This is what we are learning through Gnosis, because in the end, it is not our physicality what we want to save. Why do we want to save our physicality? Sooner or later we are going to be old and die. What we want to save is our soul, because in reality our soul is trapped in this prison that we call the physical body. We are suffering here, where we are creating a hell for each other on this planet. Thus, in order to leave, we have to work psychologically.
And, let us not fall into the mistake of thinking: “If I belong to this Gnostic group, or any other group, I am going directly to the exodus.” The Exodus is something psychological. It doesn’t matter where we are and to which group we belong. If we are not working psychologically on ourselves, everything else is irrelevant. We could be the best friend of Jesus of Nazareth, it doesn’t matter. Personally, I met the Master Samael in Mexico, but if I don’t work on myself psychologically, that is completely irrelevant, worthless. We have to understand that we have to work on ourselves, in the same way that he did.
I remember one time that we were with him in the temple, and one of the students, one of the missionaries, asked him: “Master, please, can you help me to comprehend my ego?”
And the master said, “This is precisely the only thing that I cannot do for you. You have to comprehend your ego! Because if I comprehend your ego, you will remain ignorant. But if you build mastery on the comprehension of your own ego, obviously you will become a master.”
This is precisely the point. Many students think that we will comprehend their egos for them. Even if we would do that, like psychiatrists where you go to therapy and start singing your life story to them, as they try to analyze your traumas for you, in the end it would not help you.
If we want to be in the exodus you have to liberate your soul from its current condition. But we are full of lust, anger, greed, envy, pride, gluttony, laziness, etc. Each of these defects are multitudes of aggregates, and each one of them has a part of our soul. So if we annihilate our egos, we are then collecting the different parts of our soul from every single of them that we comprehend and annihilate. This is what it is to “collect the people of Israel.” The word Israel is a symbol for the igneous particles of God, all of the igneous parts of our soul, or all of the parts of our being. This is how “Israel” has to go in the Exodus.
It is written that all the people who were worshipping and serving the pharaoh were trying to go, but the sea swallowed them. These people are a symbol of the ego. So when you listen to this knowledge and you listen with your ego, then you imagine that one day you will go to the promised land or to heaven with your ego… but no, sorry, it is not like that. You have to die psychologically. We all have to die psychologically, in order to go into the exodus. Such is the truth of the whole matter. If you read the exodus you will see that they endure forty years in the wilderness, and finally after forty years they went into the promised land. This is a Kabbalistic symbol of the work that we have to perform in order to go into the Exodus.
Moses wrote five books. The first book is called Genesis, from Greek, meaning “origin, creation, generation, genesis,” which is from gignesthai “to be born,” and gynaika which is the word for woman in Greek, because the woman in the one that generates and throws us here into this physical world. All of us came out of the womb of a gynaika, a woman. That is genesis. Yet, kabbalistically, as humans, we have to be generated in the womb of our mother מלכותה Malkuthah; this is something that all of us, as initiates, know. This is why Jesus answered and said to Nicodemus:
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The Spirit blows where it listen, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” —John 3: 3-8
Nevertheless, in this day and age, lay people think: “Since I believe in Jesus, I am born again.” This is what lay people believe. Listen, Master Samael Aun Weor explains in his books that to be born again is a matter of knowing how to utilize the sexual energy, and this is what the first book of Moses, Genesis, talks about. Our physicality is called מלכותה Malkuthah, the “kingdom of the queen.” Malka מלכה, the Queen, (Mary, Isis, etc) has to give birth inside of us. Malkuth מלכות is the planet, the kingdom, and מלכה Malka is the queen or mother nature. Malka מלכה also represents the queen of our individual Malkutha מלכותה or physicality, which is part of the whole mother nature, right? So we have to learn how to be born from the waters of Malkutha מלכותה, our own physical nature. This is why all the practices that we perform are dealing with the Spirit, the solar energy, and the Moon, the water, the sexual energy. We have to learn how to be born again of water and of the Spirit, because “that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Women do not give birth by believing in something. If physically we are born through the sexual act, then likewise are we born spiritually; but, for this we have to know alchemy. Moses gives all the clues in the book of Genesis or Barashyth בראשית “In the beginning;” on the website you can find all the lectures that we already gave about Genesis.
We keep repeating and repeating it, because Genesis is where Moses placed the doctrine of being born again. Moses wrote: “And the (solar) Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” So, to be born again means to be born internally from the solar light by fertilizing the creative sexual waters of our physicality, because in order to be born again we need the creative sexual waters of our physical body.
And by what name does Christianity call the physical body? Or better said, what name was given to the physical body in the beginning of Christianity? The physicality that has to give birth again? Tough questions, right? But we should know. Our physicality was called Mary, which in Hebrew is Miriam מרים. Both names begin with Mem, which is the letter in Kabbalah that symbolizes water. So, Kabbalistically, our physicality is מרים Miriam. We like מרים Miriam better, since it has two of the letter Mem. We don’t know why מרים Miriam is translated into English as Mary, which is a name that is pronounced differently in other languages. So when we read Mary it is actually a name that addresses directly our own physical nature. Mary also symbolizes the Divine Mother Nature, and our own physicality is part of that nature. But in the way that we are right now, our physicality is Mary Magdalene.
Malkuth מלכות the very bottom of the Tree of Life is feminine. We always say that in the Tree of Life our physicality is a feminine sephirah, whether we are male or female. Mary also symbolizes our Divine Mother above, but here below, where we are, Miriam מרים symbolizes the two creative waters or two letters Mem of מצרים Mitzrahim-Egypt, our own physicality; namely, the cerebrospinal fluid and genital fluid that the righteous, the צ Tzadik, work with.
If we go up to the first triangle of the Tree of Life, Miriam מרים is Binah, the top left side of the Tree of Life. The left pillar of the Tree of Life is the feminine pillar, whose fifth sephirah is Malkuth. The fifth sephiroth of the right pillar, which is masculine, is the mind, Netzach. Only the left pillar goes completely down to Malkuth. And this is something very significant; this is why when we talk about מרים Miriam, we address Binah, and the left pillar, and also Malkuthah מלכותה, the Queen Mother Nature.
Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei Elohim יהוה אלהים is the sacred name of Binah in the world of Atziluth. Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה is also called the Tetragrammaton. Notice that when we pronounce Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, we pronounce the letter Hei twice - this is also precisely shown in English in the name Jehovah. The first letter Hei of Jehovah is a feminine letter that symbolizes our Divine Mother. And the second Hei is represented in our physical nature, in our physical body, it is that feminine part that is in exile, which the Kabbalists call the Schekinah, the shakti potential of Binah, the Divine Mother.
All of us have heard that we need to awaken the Kundalini, right? Well, Kundalini-Shakti is just the Sanskrit name of the Divine Mother, the Schekinah. In Christianity the Schekinah is called Mary, but as we said we prefer the Hebrew word מרים Miriam, because it is spelled with two of the letter מם Mem. Given that in Kabbalah the two letters מם Mem represent מים Mayim, water; and the name Miriam מרים hides very nicely the meaning of מים Mayim, water, which is that feminine aspect of god that is very hidden in the Bible.
People talk about Mary Magdalene - or better said, Magdalena - but most people do not comprehend the profound alchemical significance of this name. In Hebrew, Magdal מגדל means “tower” and נה nah means “to behold.” Thus, from these Hebrew words Magdal מגדל and נה nah, comes the word מגדל-נה Magdalene, “beholding-tower.” In Hebrew we say Miriam Magdalena מרים מגדלנה. By now most people have heard that Mary Magdalene and Jesus were husband and wife, which is true. Yet Mary Magdalene is Malkuth and Jesus is Chokmah manifested in Tiphereth. Thus, “Beauty (Tiphereth) is in the eye of the beholder,” this is what Jesus and Mary Magdalene, as master-souls, symbolize and represent to this humanity.
Therefore, when delving into the alchemical meaning of Miriam Magdalena מרים מגדלנה, we learn that we need to know how to sublimate מים Mayim, the creative waters of מרים Miriam, our physicality, towards our ר Reish (head), in order to “נה nah,” behold the Lord. Such alchemical sublimation is done through Magdal מגדל, a tower which is our own spinal column. The spinal column is Magdal מגדל, a tower, within which is the medulla, the womb of Miriam מרים , our physicality. So, Mary Magdalene represents our physicality, which we have prostituted, but which, by means of sexual alchemy, can become the priestess wife of Christ, the Solar Logos. This is why it is alchemically stated that Mary Magdalene, before entering into initiation, was a prostitute. The gospel of Luke states:
“And the twelve were with Jesus, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.” —Luke 8: 1, 2
Thus, our physicality is a prostitute! Since within our psyche we still carry those seven devils, namely; Lust, Anger, Pride, Greed, Envy, Gluttony and Laziness, which trade the doves, or precious sacred energy of the Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus said unto them that sold doves:
“Take these things (seven devils) hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.” —John 2: 16
And this is why the Apostle Paul stated:
“Now this (why) I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the (psychologically) dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.” —1 Corinthians 15: 50-56
Thus, by working on our physicality with the help of the Lord, we change our sexual, bestial behavior, and by means of sexual alchemy, we make our physicality virginal, holy; that is the first step. The Lord is the solar light that we must work with. The solar force is the Cosmic Christ that we must invoke, in order for him to help us to remove those seven sins out of Mary Magdalene, which physically is represented in us. The Lord is indeed the positive, masculine force. We are the negative, feminine force which is hidden in the word Miriam.
In Kabbalah, the first letter of Miriam מרים is Mem, which represents the waters or fluids of our head, which is represented by the letter Resh, which is the R of Miriam מרים. The letter Iod is the positive force, the Spirit of God, the solar energy, hovering in between מים Mayim, the superior and inferior waters. The letter (final) Mem, represents the genital fluids or waters; this is why we say that our physicality is מרים Miriam, and our spinal column, Magdalena מגדלנה, the Beholding Tower, since upon it is Mount Carmel, where Stella Maris, the Star of the Sea gloriously shines. So, in our physicality we have two types of waters or fluids, one above and the other below. This is precisely why Moses wrote:
“And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament (spinal column) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the (genital) waters (or fluids) which were under the firmament (spinal column) from the (cerebral) waters (or fluids) which were above the firmament (spinal column): and it was so. And Elohim called the firmament (Magdalena מגדלנה, the beholding tower of) Heaven.” —Genesis 1: 6-8
When laypeople read the former quotation, they imagine the ocean and the waters in the clouds, and indeed, this is also related to the planet; but, what is important is to apply such a quotation to ourselves, since we have those two waters in our physicality; because, alchemically, we are Miriam. So, we have to learn how to divide the waters from the waters. Which waters? The sexual creative waters.
“It is true, no lie, certain, and to be depended upon, the superior waters agree with the inferior waters, and the inferior waters with the superior waters, to affect One Truly Wonderful Alchemical Work.” —Hermes Trismegistus
Master Samael Aun Weor explains that we have to work with the sexual waters, or better said, the sexual creative waters, which are polarized into positive and negative, or, masculine and feminine. What are the masculine waters? These are the cerebrospinal fluids. We know that the brain and the spinal medulla float in that fluid, which is called the positive aspect of the creative force, or sexual energy, of the Holy Spirit. And the other fluid, the feminine waters, are the sexual fluid that we have in our genitalia. In Gnosticism, we call this fluid semen, whether in the masculine or feminine genitalia. The ovum floats in the feminine semen and the sperm floats in that masculine semen; these waters are symbolized by the letter Mem. This is why, when we write the word Miriam, the first Mem is follow by the letter Resh, which represents heaven or the head, the waters of heaven, the waters of the head, the energies of the father. The letter Iod is in the waters of Yesod, the sexual genital fluids, or the energy of Malkuth, the mother. This is why physically we are Miriam. So let us save the waters of Miriam, Malkuth.
Regrettably, humanity does not know about this. Humanoids enjoy spilling the waters of Miriam, they only know how to utilize the creative forces of the waters in the animal way. Moses wrote:
“The beginning created Elohim, Ath the heaven and Ath the earth. And Vav, “The womb of the earth” was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the abyss. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters. And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.” —Genesis 1: 1-3
The Spirit of Elohim emerged from within the darkness of the abyss of Malkuth, the Earth, the Mother, and got lost in the bosom of the Father, the Absolute Abstract Space.
Thus if we want to be born again, we need to be born from the womb of Miriam (Malkuth), because only Magdal מגדל, the womb of Miriam, can give birth to the Son of the Elohim inside us. Christ is the light of the world, the light of Malkuth, the light of the Schekinah energy inside us; Christ is a force, not a person.
Is this too complicated or is it understandable? In Christian terms it is quite easy to comprehend this.
Now, let us talk about the sephirah Geburah. You heard that this root race is controlled by the fifth angel, right? The fifth angel is Samael, and Samael governs Geburah; Geburah and Samael are one. If you read the Zohar you will see how Geburah and Samael are always related. Why? Because Samael is responsible for this root race. We are at the end of this root race, so this is why this doctrine that we are receiving is from Geburah. Thus, anyone who wants to enter into the path has to receive the fire from Geburah. As for instance, when we read the Christian scriptures, we find that the angel Geburael is the one who announces the birth of Christ.
In the invocation of Solomon we say, “Oh Geburael,” which is the same as Gabriel, because in Hebrew you write both names in the same way. So Geburael is the one that goes and says to Mary, “You are going to have the son of God.” This is because the fire of Geburael is the one that has to engender the light in us. If you are Muslim you will know that Gabriel is the one that teaches Mohammed, the one who dictated the Quran to him. Christ, the Light, is working through Geburael, through the El of the sephirah Geburah. It is easy to see it in Islamic and also in Christian terms, since Gabriel is one of the angels which is close to Binah, Jehovah-Elohim. In Briah, the world of creation, the sacred name of the angel of Geburah is Samael. When we say Geburael, in the invocation of Solomon, we also say; “Oh Gedulael,” which is love, or greatness, and this is Zachariel. So, Gedulael is Zachariel, and Geburael is Samael. It is the same as if we say we are Americans, because we come from America, but we have also a name. Thus, any angel from Geburah is an angel of justice. And the head of that sephirah is Samael.
So, the whole story of this root race is very complicated, and if we don’t know how to read the Bible, we don’t understand who Christus-Lucifer is, right? Christus-Lucifer is the one that was beautiful in Geburah, but when descending became the very ugly Satan within each one of us. What we have to do now is to whiten Satan and make of him Lucifer again, the brightest star.
Lucifer means “light bearer.” Luce or Lux is latin for light, and fer is carrier, or bearer, but we can also translate Fer as force, so Lucifer means light and force, because fer or force is also fire, and both are related with the sexual force. So, when we talk about Lucifer we are talking about the carrier of the light, which is the fire, right? When we make a bonfire, that bonfire gives light, thus, that is precisely Lucifer; meaning, the light, the fire from above, trapped with the matter. Lucifer is Prometheus, who gave the fire to mankind and was punished for it: bound to the stone, matter. When we burn pieces of wood, we are freeing Lucifer from its prison; thus do we use the bonfire, Lucifer, in order to clean and warm ourselves in different ways. This is how we do it by means of the fire of the candles in any type of ritual. Thus, through the sexual alchemical act we steal the light and fire of Lucifer, in order to become enlightened with that force; we liberate the light from the fire. What fire? The sexual fire. That is Lucifer, one of the aspects or meanings of it. The catholic church made of Lucifer something evil. The truth is that Lucifer is inside of us but is no longer bright; it is dark, because of our ego, now it is Satan. But Satan is the same force but trapped in the matter. When that force is free from the matter and free from sin it is Lucifer, or Prometheus. So, there are as many Satans as many people on this planet. Jesus said:
"I am (lux mundi) the (solar) light of the world (and his countenance was as the sun when it shines in his strength. - Revelation 1: 16) If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the (lucem vitae) light of life." - John 2: 12
“I am the root and the offspring of David, and (הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, the praised son of the dawn) the bright and morning star.” —Revelation 22: 16
“And he that overcomes (Satan), and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him (הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, the praised son of the dawn) the morning star.” —Revelation 2: 26-28
And how many הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, praised Children of the Dawn (Lucifers), do we find? Well, only those who overcame their Satan, those who liberated the light from their darknesses. Jesus is Lucifer, Moses is Lucifer, Samael is Lucifer, Buddha is Lucifer, completely enlightened.
When we learn how to love, we then liberate Lucifer from his prison, from the ego, from the darkness, then he grants us wisdom; he grant us “Lux” (light).
“And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehendeth it not.”
Wisdom in Greek is Sophia, from Sophis “wise, learned,” and love is Philos. A philosopher is a wiseman, a lover of sophia, a lover of wisdom, a lover of Christ.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave (הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, the praised son of the dawn) his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes (whose being places faith or confidence) on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
“For God sent not (הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, the praised son of the dawn) his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
“He that believes (he whose being places faith or confidence) on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed on (הילל בן שחר Hilel Ben Shachar, the praised son of the dawn) the name of the only begotten Son of God.
“And this is the condemnation, that “Lux” light is come into the world, and men loved darkness (Satan) rather than “Lux” light, because their deeds were evil.
“For every one that does evil hates “Lux” the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
“But he that does truth comes to the light (and bears the light), that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” —John 3: 16-21
The translators of Isaiah 14: 12 translated הילל Hilel into the Latin word “Lucifer.” They translated הילל Hilel as Lucifer, because Lucifer in Latin means bearer of light. Nevertheless, Satan is the negative polarization of the light, the negative polarization of Lucifer, in us. Satan is not as the ordinary people think it is; they think that Satan is an individual spirit, who is out there controlling the minds of everybody. No! Satan is multiple, as we already said: there are as many Satans as there are people on this planet. You have your own Satan, I have my own Satan; so, we have to transform Satan into Lucifer. We have to whiten our own Satan - who is that same Lucifer, but black - because within us he, is fallen. It is because of the way that we behaved sexually that he is black. This is why Jesus said, “I am the Lux (the light) of the world,” which is Christ, and who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” So, we need to liberate the light from the darkness, through Alchemy.
This is why we enter into this path, because he is the way to help Prometheus. If you want to understand Lucifer, read in Greek or Roman mythology the story of Prometheus. There it is explained. He steals the fire from heaven in order to give it to man. Because of that he is chained to the rock, which is the rock of Yesod, the sexual force, which is the stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.
“The stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner. That is the sexual rock a chief corner stone; elect, precious, and the one who believes (the one whose being places faith or confidence) on it shall not be confounded.”
Laymen say, “That rock is Christ,” yes, in Christ is life; and the life is the light of men. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life; the life is the sexual Christic force in our genitalia, the life in the rock or Petros; no one comes unto the Father, but by transmuting that living creative sexual Christic force.
The wisdom of Petrus, or Peter, is the wisdom of sexual transmutation. The apostle Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, is related to the pineal gland, from it he controls the sexual glands.
“When Jesus beheld Peter, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.” —John 1: 42
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock (of Yesod) I will build my church (in Laodicea); and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And (in the pineal gland) I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind (in Muladhara) on earth shall be bound (in Sahasrara) in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” —Matthew 16: 18, 19
When we transmute the sexual energy we develop willpower, represented in Peter; he is the apostle that extracts the sexual force from the stone of Yesod. Hidden within the rune Perth is the explanation for this. So, Peter was the first pope of Rome right? Rome, in Latin, is Romae, which when read backwards is Amore (love). The Priest and Priestess in Ephesus, the Church of Love, develop Peter in the pineal gland, in the Church of Laodicea or Sahasrara, the chakra of one thousand petals.
Sexual Alchemy was hidden in order not to prostitute the doctrine. Yet, in this day and age, it is given openly and explained in every single mystery, and it is because we have no time. This humanity is disappearing, it is being wiped out, therefore those who want to be saved by their own work, here is the wisdom. In the ancient times, in order to receive this doctrine the neophytes first had to endure many years in the monasteries and prove that they really love the lord by being a celibate monk or a celibate nun, and by performing prayer and meditation, and different practices that were taught in the monasteries. After years they were tested. If they passed the test the masters would tell them the secret of Iod, the secret of Yesod, which is: “Now you have to continue being celibate, but connected with a spouse of the opposite sex that is going to marry you. Do not lose your Christic force. You kept it for years and now you have to take another step on the stairs of chastity.”
In this day and age you come here stumbling on the rock. But God is merciful, and the doctrine is being given very freely, very easily. So easily that nobody appreciates it. Only a few.
Sequentially, in order to explain the sephirah Geburah, we associate Gabriel with Geburael. This means that Samael-Geburah, the king of fire, through the blood of the heart, gives sexual strength to Gabriel in Yesod, sex. The strength of Geburah is ruled by Mars and the Sun. During the sexual act, the solar strength of גברה Geburah is reflected by the moon in Yesod, sex.
“Geburah, Buddhi, has exclusively been considered Martian. This is a mistake, because in the world of the Spiritual Soul, who is feminine, we find the lion of the law that is solar. Thus, we find the severity of the law in Geburah, but as well we find the nobleness of the lion. Therefore, the Buddhic, intuitional world is completely solar.” —Samael Aun Weor
In Hebrew the first three letters of גבריאל Gabriel and גברהאל Geburael spell גבר Gibor the name of the male force of Elohim in Geburah. The head of the sephirah Geburah is Samael. However, Gabriel is the archangel or archetype associated with the moon in Yesod, right? But if you studied astrology, you know that Samael is related with Aries, which is in the head, but also in Scorpio, which rules the sexual force. So when you study Samael in the sign of Scorpio he is Gabriel, because the Moon reflects the solar force of Geburah. Thus Gabriel is in Yesod - meaning, in our sexual energy - reflecting the force of Elohim-Gibor in us. So, that is Gabriel; he is the archetype that reflects the male force of Geburah in Yesod; Gabriel gives virility “און Aun,” strength and willpower, yet according to our sexual behavior we give birth either the גברים Giborim, solar bodies or הרמשת haromeseth (moving creature) that is, egos or children of fornication. About these moving creatures, egos or children of fornication, it is written:
“And Elohim created every living moving creature, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their (מינה minah) sex. (Genesis 1: 21) What is this נפש חיה Nephesh Chaiah (living Animal)? It is Lilith, the mother of (Egos or) the elementaries, which (through the orgasm) the (sexual) waters brought forth abundantly and ministered to their growth and increase... The first children brought forth by Eve (the sexual organ) were begotten by (the fires of) Samael who appeared to her riding on the back of a serpent, and were therefore not endowed with human bodies.” —Zohar
This means that the strength of the solar fires of גברה Geburah-Samael descend through “Ida” the lunar serpent and penetrate the waters of Yesod-sex of the earth, Malkuth, our physicality and are lost through the orgasm of חיות Chaioth, the beasts; thus, through the orgasm is how we, rational mammals, facilitate the growth and the enlargening of our egos. This is how fornicators fortify Lilith, the black moon, an eighth submerged klipothic sphere, the mother of all sexual depravation.
Now, regarding the גברים Giborim it is written:
“And in the sixth month (6 the lovers) the angel Gabriel was sent from God (Elohim Gibor) unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin (a chaste woman) espoused to a (chaste) man whose name was Joseph (IO-Cephas), of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary (Miriam, Malkuth).” —Luke 1: 26, 27
When we read the former quotation we imagine that the angel Gabriel is in front of Mary telling her: “Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son (a גברים Giborim), and shalt call his name Jesus.”
Let us study the former quotations kabbalistically. Who is above the sephirah Geburah? It is the Holy Spirit, the white dove, in the sephirah Binah. Thus, Elohim-Gibor, from Geburah, is coming down to our body - which is Miriam, Mary - and announcing, “Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.” And this is because you are in chastity and you really deserve it. So Binah, the Holy Spirit, will descend through Geburah into Gabriel in Yesod and you will become pregnant with Christ, the solar light. Thus, Chokmah (Christ), through Binah, descends into Geburah, which is the force of Elohim Gibor coming into your body Malkuth; this is how you have to understand this. And this is what is called an immaculate conception. Immaculate inside of you, because you are chaste. Of course, we symbolize that birth as being through the feminine body; it is better, because Malkuth, the woman symbolized here, is feminine. The master that 2,000 years ago represented that archetype in that drama in the physical world was the Virgin Mary, the Virgin of Mount Carmel, who we know as the mother of Jesus of Nazareth. She represented that archetype in all of that drama. Jesus represents the whole Christic force coming from above through the Holy Spirit, because Jesus, the savior, which is Christ, can come down only through the Holy Spirit. Binah is the Holy Spirit, and Jesus is the Christic force that in Kabbalah, is called Chokmah. Christ enters in through the pineal gland, and from there, goes down into Malkuth, the body. That is called the Venustic initiation. If you read the gospels in the Kabbalistic way you will understand them easily. The birth, life, death and resurrection and all the miracles performed by Jesus Christ is something that has to happen within us.
All of the personages in the gospels are archetypes. From that point of view, we will say that each one of us has his own particular individual Gabriel. Each one of us has his own particular Miriam. Each one of us has his own individual particular Jesus, and also his own individual particular Samael. We met of course the Master Samael in Mexico, but it is a blessing if that archetype becomes active in us. And that is the point. To understand that is very important, because people mistook Jesus of Nazareth, the Master Aberamentho that came 2000 years ago individually, as being the one that saves. But, each one of us has to put into activity their own particular Jesus Christ, that archetype within that is the one that saves us. Yet, we have to do a lot of work in order for that archetype to develop in us.
That archetype is called Jesus Christ because Jeshua means “savior” and Christ esoterically means “fire.” It is something inside. Now, in which way does he do it? Well... read the gospels, because the Master Aberamentho came to teach that, just as the Buddha came to show the way in which our own particular Budhha could be enlightened. Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni came in order to teach that. If you study Buddhism you know that all of us have the Buddha-datu, which is that particle of Buddha, inside of us. Likewise, every single sephirah acts in accordance with our own particular zodiacal sign.
We could take a whole week to talk about this; here we are just touching the surface because this is very deep, right? But what we want you to understand is that all of that is inside us. And we have to comprehend that here, in Malkuth, the very bottom; and that is because if we do not understand this in Malkuth, the very bottom, how are we going to be able to understand the top? When we study how the higher levels are associated with Malkuth, we have to start working with the energies of Malkuth because as above, so below, all that is above is inside Malkuth, as energy, as archetypes. Thus, when we do runes and this or that practice, we put ourselves physically, psychologically, spiritually, in contact with all of that which is above.
This is why we must study the Tree of Life; because it is important for us to understand the path, otherwise we will not comprehend the Kabbalistic statement that says:
“Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” —Revelation 1: 7, 8
Now, the sun, the solar Christ is what comes with clouds (a visible gaseous bodies of very fine droplets of water suspended in the atmosphere), the almighty solar Christ sunrises (alpha) and sunsets (omega), is today, was yesterday and is to come tomorrow. However, many people read the former quotation literally, and literally think that the Lord Jesus will appear in the clouds to take the selected ones. Thus, ignoramuses are claiming “We are the group that the Lord will save!” Yet, others answer and say: “No we are the ones!” In Christianity we find different sects who have conceive different fanciful ideas about the rapture, and this is because they read the scriptures literally. Regrettably, those who study Gnosticism often still think likewise; the many do not get it... They do not understand that in order to be selected, first of all, we have to fill our seven churches or chakras with solar energy in order to feel the call from within, the call from our Inner Being, our Monad. This is not a call as the Jehovah’s Witnesses practice, who go from door to door explaining the Bible superficially, ignoring its in-depth Kabbalistic meaning. The Bible cannot be explained if we do not know what the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge symbolize. And Kether, Chokmah and Binah cannot be explained to people by going from door to door! Especially when they do not have the slightest inclination to study this. I’m sorry but that’s the way it is.
Even for us it is very difficult; do you know how many lectures are on our website about the topic? Hundreds; and still people do not understand, right? So, it is good to mention this, because in Gnosticism, presently, there are a lot of different Gnostic groups, and many of them think that in order to do the work we have to belong to their groups. But when we seriously study this doctrine we find that no, we do not need to belong to their groups; what we need is to work on ourselves. We have to study the doctrine, but we don’t want to convince you about it so that you “belong” to us.
Let’s imagine for example that we will say to each one of you who live in a different country, “If you go to other Gnostic groups you will be ejected from our organization!” Dumb, right? That will be wrong. The work is inside, not outside. But, unfortunately, there are many groups like that, very fanatic... but what can we do? Maybe one day they will understand.
There are different types of fanaticism; it all depends on the Gnostic group. I have heard of Gnostic groups who say that, even if you practice the three factors of the revolution of the consciousness very seriously, namely; chastity, meditation and charity, but do not belong to their group, you are wasting your time. Such a statement is completely untrue, ludicrous. From where they got that I don’t know. What we have to do here is to study the doctrine, and to practice it very seriously with our consciousness, this, in order to be faithful to the Avatar of Aquarius, who is Samael. His doctrine is verified in the consciousness and not in the intellect; all of the archetypical forces are inside us, in the consciousness.
Master Samael Aun Weor talked about the extraterrestrials, that is, humans from the heavens or sephiroth, the planets or spheres above Malkuth, the earth; he said that in a given moment they will contact us and help us in the exodus, this is true. They, in a given moment, can help us physically, but if we don’t work on ourselves psychologically, how are they going to help us? In accordance with our own experience, they contact our consciousness and help us internally. If I am saying this it is because they are doing that with me. They are helping me, because I am doing my work. But if I stop the work on myself, they would say, well he doesn’t want to work anymore, why would we keep helping him. In the same way, if you want to be helped, you have to work seriously on yourself. Even if they don’t come physically. Because for a physical encounter you have to be prepared. Nonetheless, what is better is the internal encounter, because then they start guiding us and helping us in our psychological work, no matter where we physically are. This is how we start understanding and comprehending that it is not about saving your carcass, but your soul, your consciousness, which is what we are addressing here. Since, sooner or later, as we know, we are going to physically die. Or is there somebody here whose physicality will not die? Unless the physicality is mummified, there is no way to preserve the physical body. However, we are not in the times of Egypt, so we have to face physical death. And, why would we choose to mummify our body anyhow? Do you know why mummification was practiced at the time of Egypt? Because at that time, there were many great initiates, fully developed. Thus, when they were dying physically, their physicalities were mummified for one purpose; that purpose is precisely for these times. So, the soul of those initiates will come and will liberate those mummies. Thus, the way those souls will help, will be through the atoms of those mummified physical bodies, which, in the past, were in contact with forces, sacred natural forces, that will be freed in order for us to receive that spiritual benefit. But if we mummify our present bodies, what benefit would humanity receive in the future? It would be terrible! And this is because the type of bodies that we have are degenerated, and psychologically interrelated with us… bad. I personally don’t want to mummify my body, I want to burn it. Well, I cannot, but I hope that the one who will be in charge of my funeral will burn it completely, and I hope that I will receive a better body. Nonetheless, regarding mummification, it is the Inner God of the initiate who is the one that decides. Each one of us has their Inner God inside, their Inner Being, who is doing the real work, we are just doing what he commands.
Chesed fulfills the work, we, the souls are doing the job down here, but we don’t know what Chesed’s plans are. We do not know whether if in this life the work will be completed. The only one who I know of that completed the work in his recent life is Samael Aun Weor. As for the rest; unfortunately, Master Samael said that from Venezuela and Colombia, will come a harvest of hasnamussen, meaning people with a double center of gravity, two polarities. Masters inside, but with the ego very fat. Those Hasnamussen will have to return; they will have to come back again in order to do their psychological work. Are we one of those? Yes, we are, because we have ego. And, we are doing our best, coming here and teaching everywhere, in order to pay what we owe, and we enjoy doing it, but the annihilation of the ego is God’s business, not ours. Why? Because God is the only one that can destroy it. Our duty is to comprehend our egos, so that out Divine Mother will destroy them - if we deserve it... because there is always karma involved.
It is not easy to disintegrate the ego, especially the ego of lust. Other egos are easier, they are not as strong as lust. Thus, in order to disintegrate our egos of lust, we have to work very hard, very hard, and finally our Divine Mother will disintegrated them. Because lust is related with the karma of adultery and fornication, etc. Study the Pistis Sophia Unveiled, then you will understand. Comprehension is our duty, but annihilation comes always from God.
To begin changing our sexual behavior is good, yes, it is a good step to take to change our sexual behavior. To stop fornicating and committing adultery is a good and necessary step, but it is not enough; the next step is to comprehend lust because the egos are still inside. It is like those alcoholics who go to alcoholics anonymous; they stop drinking for many years and all of sudden they get drunk again… Why? Because the egos are still inside. So you have to meditate and comprehend them in order that your Divine Mother can destroy them. Only then have you done a good job, because the delinquent is disintegrated. But we have a lot of those delinquents inside; they like to commit delinquency, all those different defects. When you no longer feel any desire for that which you were accustomed to having desire for; not in your heart, in your mind, nothing... as and example; if you are a man, and you see a naked woman, and your reaction is as a baby seeing his mother, if you reach that level of chastity, you are blessed. But, that is a very long path. And if you still feel that lust, that desire, even if you don’t act on it, meditate on that desire, because you shouldn’t feel anything. But not to feel that is not easy. Master Jesus of Nazareth says:
“It is enough to look on a woman, to lust after her, in order to commit adultery in the heart... For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile the mind…”
These are the things we like to think about. Who is the thinker? If you do not have, in your heart, the willpower to control your mind, then it is controlled by your desires, and that’s precisely the problem. For instance, if you have thoughts of killing somebody, who is thinking that? It is you! Because you are the only one that knows that you are thinking that way. We need to comprehend, to become conscious of that.
Comprehension is necessary in order to know how to react. If you are a practical individual gnostically speaking, you will know how to react in certain situations. As an example of this, let us talk about the great Gnostic Saint, Francis of Assisi:
During the times of the crusades, Francis, with a few brothers of his order, sailed across the Mediterranean to the war zone. Francis understood that to cross during wartime into the enemy lines was a risky plan and the outcome of this could be death or imprisonment. Francis was preaching Christianity to them. Thus, the sultan’s Muslims counselors warned him that Francis’ preaching might violate Islamic laws.
When Francis realized that the sultan might kill him, he was so happy. He said: “Oh, yes please, do it,” because he wanted to die crowned with the glory of martyrdom. So, he wasn’t afraid of death. Thus, the sultan, surprised by the saintliness of Francis, instead of killing him, he offered Francis a great quantity of valuable presents, but Francis refused all of them. As you see, the devil within is very attached to external things and to our individual personality. The consciousness is not afraid of death. But we of course would cry, “please don’t kill me.” So this is how it is when you are at a certain level. Master Jesus, for example, was crucified, everybody was mocking him, yet, knowing that he was going to die, he said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”. This is because his level of comprehension was very high. To reach that level is a long path, now we are at the very bottom. If we compare our work with a building, are we on the first floor? No, we are in the basement.
Regarding comprehension; the intellect is the first level, thus, through the technique of meditation we dive into deeper levels that our Being also reaches through initiations. Master Samael explained we have seven levels, or the true man is constituted by seven levels. However, when we are not twice-born, when the archetypes are just there in potentiality but not in activity, those levels are very subjective, shallow levels. If we multiply the seven levels by seven, then we find the forty-nine levels of the mind; this is what Solomon the king in Ecclesiastes calls: “Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” In those short words, are described the seven lower sephiroth of the Tree of Life, which are the seven levels of Adam, the human being. We are talking about symbols. So, how many vanities are described? They are seven, why? Because vanities is plural and implies two. And vanity is one, so vanity of vanities is three, namely; Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth. And since it is said twice, it is three again, namely, Netzach, Hod, Yesod. The two triangles make 6 vanities. Finally, “And all is vanity means,” they all are trapped in Malkuth, which is the 7th vanity.
"Therefore whosoever slays Cain (the mind, the killer of הבל Abel, which means vanity), vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” —Genesis 4: 15
Each vanity is sevenfold, meaning, each sephirah has seven parts or soul-breaths that are connected to the seven lower sephiroth. Thus, seven multiplied by seven equals 49 vanities. Do you see the Kabbalah there? It is easy to see, but if you don’t understand, you think that Solomon is talking about vain people that like to go to the store and buy beautiful clothes and make-up and all of that.
When you study the tribe of Levi, it is related with the left side of the Tree of Life, and also to evil. The right relates to good, and the left to evil. The right is Adam and the left is Eve. Many women might say, “So, we, women are evil”… The reality is that the woman, our physicality is what is related with evil. So the woman, Eve, kabbalistically speaking, is the physicality. Either male or female, that is Eve. Malkuth was taken from Yesod, from the Tree of Life, from above, and made into physicality, that’s Eve.
Eve our is mother, matter; any type of matter is the mother. If you know Kabbalah you will understand that. Whether it is very heavy or very light matter, it is the mother, and it is the Mem. In space it is called the Akash, that is the Mem of space. Our physicality is the lower Mem. Those masters in ancient times that were reaching high levels of self-realization, obviously, their matter reflected that and they were mummified for these times. Others are preserved for the golden age of the future root race. Those mummies will be active again in the future root race, and the masters will receive that information because it is held within the atoms. And how will the great civilizations of this root race emerge again in the next root race? They will emerge in a higher octave… and that’s why we have certain elements like the mummies that will be active at that time and in a higher octave; they will elevate that force. In the golden age, everything is pure, in the silver age too. But, in the copper age there will be a decline. Well, not at our level; degeneration will occur again, but not at the level as it is right now. And that time will be the last opportunity for those who cannot do it in these times; that will be a worse situation than even now, because it will be the last opportunity on this planet. It would be sad if we do not do it. Having this great opportunity, being given this doctrine so openly, and not taking advantage of it.
Usually, in other times, the first prerequisite one must have, in order to acquire the knowledge that is freely given in this moment, the first requirement, is to be awakened. All the great alchemists of the middle ages for example were awakened. They knew how to travel in the astral plane. And in order to get that, they were working very hard. Usually the knowledge was received in the internal planes, not in the physical world. Now, in this day and age for example, if one is very interested in this type of knowledge but had never heard about Gnosis and Alchemy, all he must do is to go on the internet and he will find it. In the middle ages, no. There was no internet. So, we are very lucky indeed.
We have to know ourselves; we have to know our own Being. Every single atom of our physical body is controlled by a minute Monad that belongs to our Being; better said, the consciousness of every single atom in our body belongs to our Monad. In order for our Monad to create the body that we have, the Monad sends many particles of his own electricity, or energy, in order to activate every single atom of every system of our organism. So the consciousness of our body belongs to our Monad, and no one else. Another thing is this; when we eat any type of plant or animal food, then we are eating the atoms of another Monad whose body was sacrificed for us. Our metabolism transforms those atoms, but our Monad is the one who controls all of that process. And this is how our body is kept alive. But our atoms are controlled by our own Monad, otherwise the realization of our Being would be very difficult.
Nonetheless, another truth is that we have many egos or psychological aggregates within. These defects interfere in the realization of our own identity, thus, instead of the Monad controlling the atoms of our bodies, it is these egos the ones who are controlling them. For example, when you go out and booze, it is not your Monad that tells you, “Go and get drunk!” It is your ego of drunkenness. This is an ego that we have to disintegrate, because it is an intruder, a psychological aggregate that does not obey your Monad. That ego is a demon inside of you. Monads don’t booze. Demons enjoy boozing. Demons also talk through mediums or channelers, who say, “Oh here now is Master Jesus talking through me.” No! Master Jesus has his own body and can speak for himself. He does not need a medium or channeler to do so. But a demon will do that, a demon will possess you. To a certain degree all of us are possessed by different psychological aggregates, psychological vices, etc that unfortunately are inside of us. We have to annihilate them. It is through their death that we are unite our consciousness with our Monad, through the process of cleaning our own psychological house.
In the second sephirah, which is named Chokmah, wisdom, all human souls are one. But not down here, only up there. Now, if we meditate here, well concentrated and in control of our mind, we will leave our physicality with the consciousness awakened. In the state of Satori, any soul can ascend into the world of Chokmah and if we concentrate on John the Baptist - because at the level of Chokmah, everyone is one - then you will become John the Baptist. If you concentrate on Jesus of Nazareth, the Buddha, or Krishna, then you become Jesus or the Buddha or Krishna.... this psychological phenomenon happened to me, I was concentrating on Krishnamurti, and all of a sudden I was feeling myself being Krishnamurti. So am I now Krishnamurti? No! Because, when I, as a soul returned into my body I was myself again. So, this happens when we are experiencing Vishnu up there in Chokmah, and when we return, we are no longer that, we are again in the physical plane where we are who we are.
We could have another experience in another sephirah, but for the self-realized masters, they reside in Chokmah and all of them are one. And of course our consciousness can be there also, but it would be like a mosquito buzzing around the light. If we experience Chokmah we realize that Chokmah is Yehidah, Vishnu, the soul-light who has different incarnations, different individualities. We have to strive to be united with that soul. Individuality is required in order to be one with Chokmah.
Individuality is that state of being in which we have acquired the understanding of each part of our Being and the capacity to control it. … We have to build individuality. We have never had it. Individuality is something sacred that we have to build. Like Master Jesus said, we have to be born again; only then we are an individual. Indeed, right now we are a collective of psychological aggregates. The first step in order to be an individual is to create the solar astral body. That is the first step. And then you are an individual after death, otherwise you are just a collection of many egos. That’s sad but it’s the truth. Right now, apparently, we are individuals because we have the physical body, and we feel as individuals, physically speaking. But, after death that individuality disappears.
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