”Join the male to the female in their own proper humidity, because there is no birth without union of male and female.” —Hermes
Treatise of Sexual Alchemy is a complete guide to sexual transmutation: the preservation and transformation of sexual energy, the basic requirement for spiritual development.
Alchemy was once the most respected science, venerated and practiced by pharoahs, kings and queens, priests and priestesses. Alchemy is the key of eternal life, and the way to liberate ourselves from suffering. To protect it, that knowledge was always hidden from the public.
"The Medieval alchemists hid the Great Arcanum among innumerable symbols and esoteric allegories. This was in order to save it from profanity, and in order for them to avoid being burned alive in the blazes of the Inquisition." —Samael Aun Weor
The symbolism of alchemy is rooted in the myths of the Greeks and Egyptians. Moses, an Egyptian priest, taught alchemy in his writings: Adam and Eve are the basic symbol of alchemy. Even Jesus taught alchemy: his “living waters” and “the stone the builders rejected” are the alchemist’s Mercury, whose development creates the famous philosopher’s stone.
Now, in these moments of intense suffering, the time has arrived for all of humanity to know the truth about alchemy. Here, Samael Aun Weor reveals that what was hidden by Hermes, Paracelsus, Basil Valentine, Roger Bacon, Villanova, Raymond Lully, Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel, are also hidden in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Judeo-Christian Torah and Bible. All are based on the same knowledge: humanity left Eden (“bliss”) because of sex, and can only return to Eden through sex. Alchemy is the method.
Most importantly, this book guides you to practice alchemy yourself. Those who are tired of suffering can experience liberation from day to day: by eliminating defects, liberating virtues, and devoting themselves to becoming pure expressions of the highest spiritual value of all: love.
"There is a secret in love. It appears to have been well described by Freud as “sublimation” of the creative energy, treating sex with profound respect. Obviously, man and woman are, we may say, like two parts of the same being. Man left Eden (Hebrew "bliss") accompanied by his spouse, and must return to Eden with the same spouse. In other words, we say: Man left Eden through the door of sex, and only through this door can he return into Eden. Eden is sex itself... We simply state that the sublimation or transmutation of the creative energy releases a radical, psychological, physiological, and biological transformation. The superhuman of Nietzsche can arrive through the transmutation of the sexual libido. Nevertheless, the first thing is to know how to love. Without love, it is not possible to obtain all of these prodigies. Have you observed that grand men always appear next to grand women? Next to Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni is Yashodhara, his beautiful wife disciple. Next to the divine Rabbi of Galilee is Mary Magdalene. Obviously, it would not have been possible for these grand men to have performed their grand labors, which changed the course of history, if they were not accompanied by their grand women. Man and woman are, indeed, truly, two aspects of one being; this is clear. Love in itself emerges from within the unknowable parts of our Being. I want to emphatically state that within our very selves, there, within our most intimate depths, we have our Being, who is invested with transcendental characteristics of eternity. The Being is the divine within us. Love is a force that emanates precisely from this divine prototype who exists within the depth of our consciousness. Love is a type of energy capable of performing truly marvelous prodigies."
Originally published in Spanish as “Tratado de Alquimia Sexual” (1953).