“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” - Matthew 12: 30
Since we are now in the month of March, very close to Easter (which will be the 1st of April) - we want to approach this lecture from an Alchemical and Kabbalistic perspective.
The Four Worlds of Kabbalah and the Tetragrammaton
The first graphic that we will study here, is the Tree of Life, that usually is divided into Four Worlds. These Four Worlds are named; Atziluth; Briah; Yetzirah and Assiah. The first world, Atziluth, is the world of archetypes - the divine world that is also called the Logoic world, which is related with the Logos, the Word. Briah, which in Hebrew means creation, is the world of creation. Yetzirah is the world of formation. And, Assiah, is the world of matter and action. So, these are the Four Worlds that are related with the 10 Sephiroth on the Tree of Life.
In Kabbalah, we associate the first world with the letter Iod; the second world, with the letter Hei; the third world, with the letter Vav, and the fourth, again, with the letter Hei. Here is how we synthesize יהוה the name of God, in Kabbalah; Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, which can also be read as Ieh-veh. Of course, many Kabbalists state that (יהוה) Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei is unreadable, unpronounceable, and they are right - there are many names in the Hebrew language, in the Angelic world, that are written with these for letters. For instance, the name Ieh-Hovah, Jehovah, and many other names which are sacred, related with Angels. But, not all the Angels relate with this Tetragrammaton (which is the Greek word for the four letters - Tetra means four, and Grammaton, means lettered.) So, that is why, in Greek, when we pronounce Tetragrammaton we are saying a powerful mantra, which is addressing (יהוה) Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei. Kabbalistically, it is better to say the word Tetragrammaton, than to try to pronounce the four letters, because there is much confusion as to the pronunciation of those letters; and, sometimes, when speaking these four letters, people mistakenly pronounce the name of a fallen Angel, a demon - and that is wrong.
As you see there, on the right side of this graphic, we find the sacred name יהוה, again divided in four. The first, again, is related with י Iod. The second, related with יה Iod-Hei. The third related with יהו Iod-Hei-Vav, and the forth, related with יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei. So, this is how we Kabbalistically study, in synthesis, the Holy name of God. To explain this, mathematically, we know that the letter Iod has a value of 10; the letter Hei has a value of 5; the letter Vav, a value of 6, and the letter Hei a value of 5 again. So, if you add those letters together, you find that 10 + 5 = 15, + 6 = 21, + 5 = 26. If you then add the 2 and 6 together, you have the number 8. So, the Holy name of God is related with the sign of the infinite, which is the number 8, laying down.
But, also, in Kabbalah we state that the Holy name of God relates with the 72 names. Those 72 names are related with the second graphic. 10 + 15 + 21 + 26 = 72. So, this is how Kabbalah hides the 72 names of God. When you add together the 7 and 2, you have the number 9. Everything is mathematics. In order to synthesize this for our understanding in this very moment, we have to state that all of us remained 9 months in the womb of our mother. So, the number 9 is related with generation, gestation; this is why, in Kabbalah, all the numbers are holy, sacred, and always hide within them the meanings of everything that we teach and that which we have to learn. This is how we have to see the Tree of Life, in synthesis, in order to understand what it is that we are talking about here.
You read in the Bible the name Jehovah, in relation with the Tetragrammaton. But, in other lectures we have stated that in the world of Atziluth (the world of archetypes), every single Sephirah (or sphere in other words, of which there are 10 on the Tree of Life) has a divine name. We are not going to delve into every single name, only into one, in order for you to grasp what we are talking about. This second Sephirah, related with the letter Beth - which is the first letter written in the book of Genesis, forming the word, Bereshith, which is translated as, "In the beginning," - is called Chokmah. It is good to state that Chokmah, in Hebrew , is written CH-okmah, but is pronounced Chokmah (as in the German word achtung, a guttural sound from the throat) not with the CH sound of English (as in the word chisel, a sound which does not exist in Hebrew .) Chokmah means wisdom. Wisdom is the second Sephirah, and the divine name that is written with this divine Sephirah is the Holy name about which we are talking; Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei - that is the sacred name of Chokmah. That is why, Kabbalistically, we always state that the whole Tree of Life is related with Chokmah, and that is right. When you know that, you understand the Passion of Christ, because Chokmah, in Greek, is called Christ and his kingdom is in the heart, which is related with the Sephirah Tiphereth - that is the kingdom of Chokmah, the heart. So, everything that we do with the heart, goes directly to Chokmah.
If the Holy name of God (Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה, which Kabbalistically is 26 = 8) is the divine name of the Sephirah Chokmah in Atziluth, then the whole Tree of Life, is relate d with the 8, the infinite, since the Four Worlds of Kabbalah relate to the 72 names of God (Iod-10, Iod-Hei-15, Iod-Hei-Vav-21, Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei-26, which Kabbalistically is 72 = 9). Thus, the infinite, the whole universe, is synthesized in Chokmah, which is Christ, which is an energy. That is why when we talk about the Passion of Christ, we have to talk about Chokmah and we have to talk about Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, that encloses all of the archetypes, all of the sacred names of God that all of us have in potentiality but not in activity. What we need to do is to put those archetypes into activity, and we have to learn how. This is what we have been teaching throughout many lectures - what we have to put into activity, because this is what the Bible teaches. This is what Moses taught about, and many other books in the Bible explain.
So, if we talk about the Passion of Christ, we have to talk about the number 9 which as you see relates to the 9th Sephirah, called Yesod, the name of which means, "Foundation." The first letter of the word Yesod is Iod, which relates with Kether, and Sod, a word which in Hebrew means, "Secret." So, Yesod means, the secret of the letter Iod, Kabbalistically, but the world itself means foundation. We told you that the all of the names of God are 72 and 7 + 2 = 9. So, this is showing us that the Holy name of God is related with Yesod. This is something very important, because the whole Bible talks about Adam, and Adam relates to Yesod. We are going to explain how this is related.
The Kabbalistic Circle of Protection
There is a practice, a mantra, that you can pronounce in order to bring from the Atziluth the whole energy of the Tree of Life through the forces of Chokmah (which in Atziluth is the same sacred name of Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei) into your heart, which is the kingdom of the Christ, of Chokmah. You see many pictures of Jesus Christ pointing towards his heart, full of fire, because in it, in the letter Shin, the fire, are all the archetypes. Well, let us go very briefly into this graphic.
In Hebrew , it is written, Helion Melion, and then we find the word Tetragrammaton (which relates to the four lettered name of God.) When we say Tetragrammaton, we are creating a circle - it doesn’t matter how the big the circle is; it could be a circle around you, a circle around this room, a circle around this building... it is a circle of protection. Helion Melion means, "the upmost supreme" bringing that energy into your heart, because that is the kingdom of Christ in us. From there, we radiate His holy name, the Tetragrammaton, the name of Chokmah. Pronouncing this, we make a circle of protection. That is why in the centre of this circle we find the chakra Anahata, which is the chakra related with the heart, which has 12 petals. You can name these 12 petals the 12 tribes of Israel, or the 12 apostles... they are the same archetypes that are related with our heart. So, we have to, with our willpower and imagination united in vibrating harmony inside our heart, make a circle while praying to our God in our heart; "Make me a circle of protection around my body (or around this room.)" Then we pronounce the mantra Helion Melion Tetragrammaton; this is the way. If we observe the four letters written around the circle (יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei), we will notice that whether read in either direction we read Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei. There are many Gnostics that break their head, wondering, "from the right or the left?" It doesn't matter. In either direction, it is the same name. But, in Hebrew , of course, you write from right to left. However, once you do it, the name is seen around the circle on both sides.
That is one of the practices that Master Samael taught in his books, in order to protect ourselves. But, we have to know what it is that we are actually doing when pronouncing this mantra: We understand it. By placing there, in the centre of this graphic, the Anahata chakra with 12 petals, we are synthesizing a lot.
So, after that brief explanation of this practice, let us continue by discussing the Star of David.
The Star of David
In the book of Revelation, the 7 churches are explained. The book of Revelation states;
"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." - Revelation 4: 1-8
Regarding these 4 beasts; they are not only mentioned in Revelation. Ezekiel, also talks about these beasts, and the prophet Isaiah as well, but of course in different ways. We choose this one, which is in Revelation, the book at the very end of the Bible, because everybody talks about the book of Revelation. Here is a graphic which shows the four beasts of Alchemy. The lion is the symbol of fire; the calf is the symbol of earth; the man is the symbol of water and the eagle is the symbol of air. Behold the four elements of Alchemy that we have to work with.
In the quoted chapter, we read very clearly that he says that John says, I was, "in the Spirit." That means he did not experience these things physically; people talk about this and think that this vision John the Divine had in the Island of Patmos, was physical... no. He very clearly states that he was, "in the Spirit." The Spirit is Chesed on the Tree of Life. It is our own, particular Innermost. Obviously, for us to have our own Innermost seated in his throne, we have to reach the level of Human Being; the level of Adam, in other words.
The central nervous system, the brain and spinal medulla, in each one of our internal bodies, is the throne of God. So, not only in the physical body - this is also true in our Vital body; Astral body; Mental body; Causal body; Conscious body and the Spirit; the 7 bodies of Adam. So, the throne of God is the central nervous system. Our own particular inner God (which in Hebrew is written Aleph-Lamed and is pronounced El) is seated there. In order to have our own particular Spirit seated in the central nervous system of all of our bodies, especially the physically body, we have to be Alchemists; it is impossible to seat our Lord in his throne without being an Alchemist. It is not about believing, it is about knowing. In many lectures, we have said that this El, Chesed (which means Mercy) is in the book of Genesis called Abram, or, Abraham, or own Spirit.
Of course, as you see there, all of that which is being described in these verses, is beautiful. We have to have that. The 24 Elders are related with the 12 tribes of Israel, and the 12 apostles, in synthesis. If you add together the 12 apostles with the 12 tribes, you have the number 24, which is in relation with the Zodiac. Further, the Zodiac is related with Chokmah, which is the second Sephirah that we are addressing here, that hides all of this.
So, regarding these four elements or symbols of Alchemy, we have to explain how they are related with the Tree of Life. The lion relates to Chesed, the Spirit. The calf is related with Geburah, because this is the fire that descends into Malkuth, which is the earth. The eagle is Tiphereth. And, the man, as we explained, is Adam that is related to Yesod, which is the number 9. Why is Adam related with the number 9? Because Adam is the man made into the image of God. In order to have that image within us, we have to have the Spirit, the Consciousness, the Willpower, the Mind, the Emotion, the Vitality and the Physical bodies; 7 bodies. These are called the Zeir Anpin, in Aramaic. So, these 7 bodies belong to the true Human Being. All of those bodies, from where do they emerge? From where did this physical body, that we are using here, emerge? It emerged from the womb of our mother, 9 months after she engaged in a sexual act with our father. He impregnated her, placing his sperm into her ovum, and from that union, 9 months later came our physicality, which is called Malkuth. So, in the same way, that our physicality is a child of Yesod (sex, the number 9), so too is the whole Adam (the 7 bodies) a child of the number 9. It is not mere coincidence that the name Adam is written with 3 letters; Aleph-Daleth-Mem. Aleph is 1; Daleth is 4, which when added to 1 = 5; and Mem is 40. 40 + 5 = 45. And, 4 + 5 = 9. So the word Adam, Kabbalistically, is the number 9. This is not coincidence; this is because Adam is a child of Yesod, the 9th sephirah.
Through the number 9 we enter into Initiation, which means into the path of generation, in order to achieve what the Gospel of John calls, "to be born again." Of course, millions of Christians talk about being "born again," to be a "twice-born." And they believe themselves to be twice-born, merely by believing what is written there. But, we are talking about Alchemy; no one here is physically alive because his or her mother believed in what is written in the Bible. Our mother and father had a sexual act, and thus we are the outcome of that; physically speaking. How can we assume that in order to be born again, we can achieve that simply by believing... this is incongruent, absurd. Indeed, in the same way that our mother and father created our physical bodies, so too must we create our internal bodies, or become twice-born, but it just so happens that the procedure to achieve this is different. That is how the Man, Adam emerges. This is why the Gospels talk about the Son of Man. And who is this Son of Man? In Hebrew you write Beni-Adam - the child of Adam. But, since everybody believes that Adam was the first man that existed, a long time ago, and that we derived from him then we are already the Son of Man, the Son of Adam. But, Jesus talks about the coming of the Son of Man in order to suffer the Passion of Christ. People read that, but they do not understand, because the Son of Man is the outcome of Alchemy.
The Son of Man is the outcome of the creation of the internal bodies in the 9th sephirah Yesod, Adam - because Adam symbolizes the water of Yesod, where we create the Astral body, the Mental body, the Causal body, the Conscious Body and the Spiritual Body. When they are united, that is the Son of Man, whose centre of gravity is in the heart. It is the Christ, Chokmah, in the world of Briah, creation, who is the one that creates these solar bodies. That is why it is written in the book of Genesis that Adam was created in 6 days - 6 initiations. When we talk about the Son of Man, it is directly related to Tiphereth, because Tiphereth is the human Consciousness that we have to work with. This is how we can understand the Gospels. If we do not understand who this Son of Man is, we just end up lost. People think that the Son of Man is Jesus of Nazareth that came 2000 years ago. Yes, he was one of them. He reached that level. Moses was a Son of Man. Krishna was a Son of Man. Buddha was a Son of Man. Samael Aun Weor is a Son of Man. And all initiates that lift the seven serpents, related with the seven bodies, they are the Son of Man within themselves too. Even a woman; Madam Blavatsky was a Son of Man. The Master Litelantes, that we met many years ago in Mexico, she herself was a Son of Man, because she had the Son of Man within. So, this is not a matter of being male - Adam, man, male - no, we are talking about Alchemy. Whether we are male or female, this is the outcome that we have to achieve. Everything comes from the number 9. Adam is the number 9, that is why it is related with Yesod. Read Isaiah; read Ezekiel and you will find there the four beasts also. I don't remember in which chapter or which verse, but if you look for it, you will find it.
So, you see there? If we understand that, we understand the Passion of Christ, because Christ is Chokmah. When that Chokmah descends, as we explain in the second graphic, by pronouncing Helion Melion Tetragrammaton, he descends from his sphere in order to protect us. This is a powerful mantra. The whole Passion of Christ is even beyond that.
The Temple of Solomon
So to understand this in greater depth, we have to go into the symbol of what is written in 1st Kings, chapter 7, verse 21. You see this beautiful picture of the Temple of Solomon, or Masonic Temple if you want - because mason means builder. In Mexico, the builders of the Aztec and even Mayan pyramids were called the Toltecs, the builders, the ones that were chiseling all of those hieroglyphics. But, how in the Bible did they name these masons or Toltecs? The bible calls them the children of Israel. When you read the book of Exodus, it is written there that the children of Israel were making the bricks in order to build the pyramid for the Pharaoh, but this is a symbol. The children of Israel are the 12 forces that we see in the chakra Anahata that we have to work with in order to build the pyramids inside of us. The pyramid is a symbol of thought, the mind, Manas, the man.
Solomon the King wrote 1st Kings, but you'll notice that we instead wrote 1st Malachim; this is how you write "kings" in Hebrew , Malachim. There are 2 books written. The first book of Malachim and the second book of Malachim, or the book of Kings, in other words. Everybody thinks that these books are related with the kings of Israel - this is true, of course... but who is Israel? Israel is that force that we are talking about. And, Malachim is the name in the world of formation (Yetzirah) of Tiphereth. Malachim, in Hebrew , also means Angel. So, when somebody reaches the 5th initiation of the Major Mysteries, which is called Tiphereth, that person is called a Malachim, in Kabbalah; in Greek, an Angel. So, any Master of the White Lodge is an Angel, a Malachim, at that level. Regarding the books of Malachim, of the Kings, we of course have to know how to read them; these books are not written for everybody, they are written in a way that you need to understand how the Malachim, the Masters, the true Human Beings work with the Tree of Life.
Here we have copied the verse that says:
"And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof (יכין prepare) Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and he called the name thereof (בעז in the strength) Boaz.” - 1 מלכים Malachim 7: 21
This is how the Masons, in any temple of Masonry, upon entering into the temple, salute the two pillars; Jachin and Boaz, and then enter into the centre. The centre is the stone about which we are talking, the 9th Sephirah Yesod, where the man enters. Jachin means prepare... prepare what? Prepare your Spirit, because Jachin relates to the right pillar of the Tree of Life. Do you see? This is Jachin, and this is Boaz. Now, Boaz, in Hebrew , also means the goat. You can translate it either way. Who is this goat? The goat, the scapegoat, that can pay your sins - it is not the literal animal, as people think, used to pay the sins of your faults, it is related with the left, because the goat relates to Binah, Saturn, Capricorn astrologically speaking. So, you have to work with Saturn, with the death of your sins and that is Boaz. When you are here, physically, Malkuth, in your physical body and you want to enter into the central pillar of the Tree of Life, you have to work with Jachin and Boaz in order to enter into the temple inside of you. The temple is you, and the 7 Sephiroth. Of course, in the symbolism of masonry, they have beautiful temples but none of those masons have them inside; to have the temples in the physical plane is beautiful, it is nice, but you have to chisel the rustic stone and make it completely cubic. This is what you see, precisely, in this graphic.
The rustic stone is on the left, the side of the goat, where we have strength. On the right, we have the chiseled cubic Stone of Yesod. This is the work that we have to do Alchemically; we have to take the rustic stone, which is the sexual energy that we have, and with patience, with the hammer, willpower, the chisel of the Consciousness, united in a vibrating harmony, we have to make it perfectly cubic. This is one of the secrets of masonry. This is how we prepare ourselves to reach the level of the Son of Man. Each one of us can become the Son of Man, the Son of Adam, the Man of Yesod.
Here you see many symbols, and we are not going to explain all of them because they are very profound, but the two columns in particular are very common in Masonry and you need to understand their symbolism in order to enter into the secrets of Masonry.
Each secret of Masonry relates with the compass and square - these are the tools that any mason uses, any Israelite, any Toltec. If you read the Pistis Sophia, written by the Master Samael Aun Weor, you will read the explanation regarding these things, and how they all relate with the secret of Alchemy, which is also written in the Bible and why we quote the Bible. If you want to be a King, you have to reach the level of Malachim, but that is internal. This is beautiful symbolism. So, that is why in this knowledge, we revere, honor two Masters - Samael Aun Weor and Litelantes. Samael Aun Weor could not have given what he gave without the help of the female. They are Jachin-Boaz. Somebody says that all of the religions are phallic - this is true, because all are based in Yesod. The male has the phallus... but what can a man do with his phallus, without the female? Can he create? No. So, he needs Boaz. And what can Boaz, the female, do without Jachin? Nothing. We need the two columns in order to sustain the temple; we need Jachin and Boaz. In this way, we always respect Master Litelantes and Master Samael Aun Weor. Every time that I have an experience in the internal planes with Master Samael, Master Litelantes appears. When I invoke Master Litelantes, he also appears. And I say, yes, I understand, because they are the two columns of the temple. The problem here is that both Masters are tough... very tough, severe. I like that. It is what this humanity needs; Jachin-Boaz. Understanding this, it would be stupid to criticize the Master Litelantes, because that would be to walk into the temple limping. You have to walk with both feet. Anyway... let us go further into the topic, in order to understand this, because this is very interesting.
Sexual Alchemy: the Passion of Christ
The Lord Jesus says, very clearly, in the gospel of John:
"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad."
This is a sexual statement. Because, when we know Alchemy, we know that we have to gather the forces of the Lord in us. If we do not gather those forces, we scatter them abroad. In order to explain that, he says that those forces, the sexual forces, are the forces of the Holy Spirit. After that, he says;
"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men."
Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit; the sexual energy. That is why if you don't gather, you scatter abroad... the two ways.
"And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man (the real Human Being), it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
People repeat this, but they ignore that the sexual energy is precisely יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim, Binah, the Holy Ghost. If you do not keep it, if you do not know how to transmute it - which is what we teach here, because we have many books that teach you how to do that, so there is no excuse in this day and age - you cannot achieve this work.
"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit."
“And יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim planted a garden eastward in Eden (Yesod); and there he put Adam whom he had formed. And out of (האדמה HaAdamah) the ground made יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.” - Genesis 2: 8, 9
When we work with these two trees, the Zohar states:
"Jehovah Elohim יהוה אלהים (Binah)” denoting the celestial father and mother; "every tree that is pleasant to the sight," the Just; and "good for food," the middle column consisting of the sephiroth Kether, Tiphereth, Yesod, Malkuth, and from which proceed those stores of food by which the righteous are sustained and which, when mankind becomes purified and enlightened, will contribute to the life of the world. Then will every one take of the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden, and eat and live for ever more.” - Genesis 3:22
"The scripture states that "יהוה אלהים (Binah) created Adam, in the likeness of אלהים Elohim made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” signifying Israel who existed in the divine thought or mind before the creation of the world, and afterwards was created in the likeness and image of אלהים Elohim. Offspring, life and the means of (spiritual) subsistence proceed from the middle column of the sephirotic Tree of Life, called in scripture, "Israel (Tiphereth) is my son, even my firstborn" (Exodus 4. 22), and that nourishes all the world (Malkuth).
"It is written, 'And He formed Adam.' In these words is expressed the mystery of the formation of Adam from the right and left pillars of the sephirotic Tree of Life. Adam was composed of two natures, the animal or lower self (the left) and the spiritual or higher self (the right), and this is because the former is necessary for the development of the latter. It is the lower nature of Adam that excites the female principle. It is a tradition that the north that symbolizes the evil principles seeks attachment with the female and therefore is she called Ishah, a term compounded of two words, esh (fire, man) and Hei, signifying the genitalia or female principle. The higher and lower self cannot become united and harmonized so long as sexuality and carnal desire are dominant. The term Adam has already been explained, that at first it designated androgynous being, but afterwards became sundered and separated.”
“The higher nature takes its origin from the right pillar of the sephirotic Tree of Life, but the lower from the left pillar, and is embodied in the female and becomes unified in it, as it is written, 'His left hand is (in Daath) under my head and his right hand doth embrace me’” (Song of Solomon 2. 6).- Zohar
Thus, the right pillar of the Tree of Life is the male (Jachin), and the left pillar of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is the female (Boaz). Why, was it not perhaps Eve, the Tree of Knowledge, the left pillar that gave the forbidden fruit to Adam, the right pillar?
We are talking here Alchemically about the two sexual polarities that we have inside, which are the fluids of אד Od and אב Ob, from where the cords of Ida and Pingala, ( Hebrew עד Od and עבד Obd) emerge.
Ancient letter Teth
Yesod (the inferior waters) is where the fluids of Od and Ob meet; the meeting place of man and woman, the centre of the Sexual Alchemical Cross symbolized in the shape of the ancient letter Teth (the ninth letter, the ninth sphere). The superior waters, that sexual Alchemical Cross in the centre of Teth is Daath, where Shiva-Shakti meet. The top left of the horizontal beam of the cross is Binah and its bottom left is Malkuth; the top right of the vertical beam is Chokmah and its bottom is Yesod. The bottom left (in the male) is Pishon, and the bottom left (in the female) is Euphrates, whereas Gihon and Heddikel relates to the head of male and woman respectively. This is how the Heavens and the earth create!
Regarding the genital fluids in Malkuth, our physicalities, the bible states:
"And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place (Yesod, the genitalia), and let the dry land (gamete) appear: and it was so. And Elohim called the (gamete) dry land (Spermatozoon and Ovum) Earth; and the gathering together of the waters (of Od and Ob) called he Seas (the prostate and uterus): and Elohim saw that it was good. And Elohim said, Let the (effluvia of the) earth (gametes) bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. - Genesis 1: 9-12
"The word AUR, means light. This light (of Chokmah which is enclosed within the human gamete) was treated (by means of sexual Alchemy) and became enclosed as an embryo (in the coccyx, and entered the central pillar, spinal medulla) as a principle of life, made it fruitful, and this is what is called in Scripture "fruit tree, yielding fruit whose seed is in itself," Genesis 1:29; and as this life principle, entering into the covenant, caused itself to become manifested as solar matter, so as it produces the solar bodies, by means of the great and ineffable divine name of Elohim, יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, that operates in the creation of Adam." - Zohar
Regarding אד Od the left pillar of the Tree of Life the bible states:
“And (אד Od) a mist goes up from the earth (Malkuth), and waters (אב Ob) the whole face of (האדמה HaAdamah) the ground (our physicality). - Genesis 2: 6
Regarding אב Ob the right pillar of the Tree of Life the bible states:
“As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you (Chesed) shall be (אב Ob) father of a multitude of nations.” - Genesis 17: 4
“And of (האדמה Ha'Adamah) the ground (Malkuth) made Jehovah Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden (the central pillar), and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil (right and left pillars).” - Genesis 2:9
“The Tree of Life (in the central pillar) is the Kundalini, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is the semen (in Alchemy semen is the sexual fluid in both sexes). Both trees are from the garden of God.” - Samael Aun Weor
Regarding the sexual fluids in both sexes, these are related to Chokmah and Binah. Both sephiroth contain the holy name in themselves, namely, יהוה Jehovah and יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim respectively; through Alchemy, Binah in Daath creates from Chokmah a river that goes out of Eden, as the bible states:
“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.”
“The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.”
“The land of Havilah is our own physical body, and the gold of this land is the solar atoms from our seminal system—that is to say, the semen’s potable gold.
“And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.”
“This second river is the cerebrospinal fluid, which is the other pole of our seminal system. With it we encompass the whole land of Ethiopia—that is to say, the whole of our head and throat, since we form the brain and throat with (אב Ob) the cerebrospinal fluid.
“And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.” - Genesis 2:10-14
“The river that goes toward the east of Assyria and the river Euphrates are the two poles of the woman’s seminal system.” - Samael Aun Weor
Regarding Adam and Eve or אב Ob and אד Od George Adoum, a great Master, stated:
Od אד is Eve is חוה Chavah "the complement of life" our physical genitalia. "Eve is instinctual desire, or we can call her, 'evil will' the sexual instinct that all of us have, that always invites to animality." Remember that אב Ob or Adam relates to the brain. When Jehovah spoke to Adam and said, "Where art thou?” Why are you hiding from me?" Adam answered, “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” And Adam said: אד Od, the evil will, the instinct, the sexual instinct that you gave me (in other words, the female, the sexual organs... whether we have a phallus or a vagina - that is חוה Chavah, the woman Eve, the mother of the living) made me eat, and I ate." Who made this sexual organ "eat" of the forbidden fruit? The sexual force, the sexual instinct. You know, in animals, they obey their instinct and by obeying the instinct, they reproduce. But, we are intellectual animals, we have to control that אד Od, or instinctual mist that waters אב Ob, the whole face of (האדמה Ha'Adamah) the ground. That is why Jehovah said to Adam, control your wife, control your instinct, control you genitalia; do not eat from that fruit as an animal. Otherwise, you will be stagnant, and you will not enter into the kingdom of the Human Being. When the animal feels the sexual instinct in their sexual organ, they go and fornicate; the eat the fruit. And, when it's asked of the Consciousness, the will, "Why did you do that?" it responds, "Well, the serpent beguiled me." What is the serpent? It is the sexual force that descends from above. Isn't that beautiful? That is precisely in relation with our body; Adam and Eve. That is why Jesus says;
"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
The heart, the Kingdom of Christ.
"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things."
We have a lot of desire. Unfortunately, our 12 tribes (archetypes) are trapped in our emotions; self-esteem; pride; vanity... related with the heart. We have to overcome that animality in us.
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
Look at the graphic that we put here. What do you think that graphic represents? Let us see if you have intuition. It is obvious that in the back is an Angel, and in the front, is somebody making an effort, shown in the arms... trying to restrain something. Here we find Jacob's garment of Chastity resting, as a claw of a beast, on (האדמה Ha'Adamah) the ground. This is the most eloquent visual representation of Jacob fighting with an Angel. There are many paintings of this subject, but they portray Jacob and the Angel as though they are wrestling... no. Here, it shows exactly what the fight is truly about. Elohim-Gibor is the force that descends from Geburah into our body, that gives us the sexual strength. Everybody has that sexual strength in עשה Assiah, Malkuth, the kingdom of אדמה Adamah or אדום Edom, their physicality. When it enters into the body, it becomes what the Bible calls, עשו Esau - the sexual strength. Jacob is fighting with עשו Esau, but you do not see עשו Esau because עשו Esau is the עם Om of his own עשה Assiah or physicality, you instead see him fighting with an Angel; but, the Angel is just very gently touching Jacob's arm. This fight is in the 9th sphere. It is in sex. When Jacob - which symbolizes Tiphereth - is fighting against his own animality, transmuting the sexual energy, making great efforts... as much work as he does, transmuting the sexual force, Elohim-Gibor, the one that gives the sexual strength, says, "Here is more for you." And then he feels it in the sexual act, and has to keep transmuting and transmuting, all night as it is written in the Bible:
“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a איש Ish, man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me. And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince you have power with עם אלהים Om Elohim and with עם אנשים Om Enoshim, and has prevailed.” - Genesis 32: 24-28
You see the Angel? It is just lightly touching him. That Angel touches the horse, the cats, the lions, the dogs... all the animals of the animal kingdom, and that is why they feel that instinctual force and thus they multiply. "But, do you want to become a Human Being? Ok." Says the Angel, "Control this." And as Jacob is transmuting; "More for you, (more) strength." It is always a fight, every time you go into the sexual act. And that is why the Bible says that Jacob passed the whole night fighting with Elohim, and with Enoshim. Behold the words that says עם Om. Om-Elohim עם אלהים and עם אנשים Om-Enoshim (Om עם is the sexual force that descends from Geburah into the intellectual animal.) This is how we have to transmute the sexual עם Om from the right and left pillars of the Tree of Life. It is described very clearly in the Bible. In other depictions of this subject, you see them struggling and fighting as you would see on tv, like wrestlers. No; fighting against Om-Elohim עם אלהים means fighting against the Demiurge. Who is this Demiurge? They are the forces that descend from Atziluth into the mineral kingdom, the vegetable kingdom, the animal kingdom and the intellectual animal kingdom; and עם אנשים Om-Enoshim are the forces that descend from our particular Chesed-Abraham and Geburah-Isaac, our Monad, Atman Buddhi. You have to defeat that force in yourself, then you acquire that force and you reach the level of Human Being by rising Israel (Tiphereth) in the central pillar, since; “Israel is (Tiphereth) my son, even my firstborn" (Exodus 4. 22), in other words Israel is the child of Abraham and Isaac, right and left pillar of the Tree of Life) and that nourishes all the world (Malkuth, the Temple of God, our physicality through Yesod).
The Sign of Jonah
"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying: Master, we would see a sign from thee."
In the same way that people in this day and age say, "Give us a miracle, a sign, in order for us to believe in this," so too were they doing with Jesus; "Give us a sign, so that we can follow you, and will believe in you."
"But he answered and said unto them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” - Matthew 12: 30-40
Despite what Jesus said, people read that and do not understand it, because it is Kabbalistic, Alchemistic. For instance, let us make the addition here: 3 days and 3 nights equals 72 hours. 7 + 2 = 9. Why was the Prophet Jonah in the belly of the whale for 3 days and 3 nights? And why is Jesus comparing the whale with the earth? The earth is Malkuth, and if you went to the centre of the earth in your Astral body, you would find Hell, and the earth has 9 spheres. 9. You see, everything is Kabbalistic here. But, he says 3 days and 3 nights, because we know very that there is no night without the day, and there is no day without the night. In the work that we are going to do, we experience spiritual nights. When we suffer, and we think to ourselves that we are working very hard and see no outcome or results of our work, it is because we are in a spiritual night; whereas in other times, when we are working, we attain to many experiences (day, light, beauty) ... that is why, in the spiritual night, many initiates get disappointed, discouraged and leave the path. But, as Jesus says very clearly, there are nights and days; the 72 hours, when added together, make 9. It is not that, literally, there are 3 days... that is a symbol.
The first day is the day that we have already explained, in which the initiate has to be born again. That is the first day. When the initiate is born again, when he has created all of the bodies and has become a Son of Man, he then faces the situation; to follow the Spiral Path (which is the path of Heaven) or the Wilderness (the Straight Path that Moses showed very clearly in his book of Numbers) in which he has to fight against all of them that oppose the entering into the Promised Land. But, of all of those that oppose the initiate entering into the Promised Land are not outside of us, but are inside. All of them are inside. That is why Moses is the one that, in many lectures, we have stated relates to Tiphereth, willpower. Moses is born in the Nile. You know the story of Moses, he was abandoned in the river Nile, and was found by Malkuth, the daughter of the Pharaoh; all of this is a very beautiful symbol. The water; symbol of Yesod, symbol of Mem, symbol of Adam. Moses is the Causal body of Tiphereth, the Son of Adam in Yesod, the Son of Israel in Malkuth, the first born of God; Moses or משה Moshe, rises as willpower from the Mem, waters of Yesod, the Nile in Malkuth, the bottom of the central column of the Tree of Life, and goes up to Tiphereth, to join the Shin, the fire, the Monad, namely Chesed, Geburah and Tiphereth, to see the Logos in the Hei of Daath; to see who? Who is the Logos that Moses sees in Daath? Jehovah! יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, Chokmah. And in Daath is where Moses decides to enter into the Wilderness, or the direct path in other words. And Jehovah, Chokmah, says, go back to Egypt and bring back my people, bring back the children of Israel; those are all of the archetypes that we have to liberate through Meditation, through a lot of work of Alchemy. But, for that, we have to incarnate Christ, that is why this is shown in the Bible when Moses threw the staff that he held in his hand (symbol of his spinal column and the central pillar of the Tree of Life), and that staff becomes a serpent, and that serpent becomes a staff. Then, he makes the arrangement with Jehovah-Elohim, and he returns back into Malkuth (Egypt) - but, this happens in the world of Tiphereth. The Son of Man vibrates in the world of Tiphereth; this is Moses, and in Tiphereth, the heart, is where we find Chokmah, who always works in the 9th sphere, Yesod.
We have to create Moses inside of us. We will say that every single Master of the White Lodge has Moses inside. There are as many Moses’ in the world as there are Masters of the White Lodge. Moses is inside of Krishna. Moses is inside of Jesus. Moses is inside of Rama, etc. That is why we gave a lecture explaining about the transfiguration of Jesus, when he sees Moses there, because he is inside of him. Of course, Moses, the great legislator, existed - he is a great Master - but, we are putting to one side all the historical incarnations of the Masters in order to focus on the archetypes within us that they represent, so that we may understand the Bible. This is how the Bible is written, in relation with the archetypes - not the private life of those Masters that came in order to teach these things... you are not reading about the private life of the Master Jesus when reading the gospels, they represent something else; they are talking about the archetypes that each one of us carry within. If you do not know how to read this, you enter into confusion, as happens in this day and age.
So, a man of Yesod from the house of Levi, took Malkuth as wife, a daughter of Yesod, Levi. And the woman Malkuth conceived, and bore a son, and his name was Moses, who from Malkuth rose to Tiphereth. So, when he decided to walk in the wilderness, he went back into Egypt in order to work three days and three nights in the center of Malkuth. Thus, he started working with the Lord as the Son of Man. In the first day, Moses, along with Chokmah, raises the light in the physical body, in the vital body, in the Astral body, in the mental, in the body of willpower, in the Buddhic body and in the spiritual body. When those bodies are shining, it is because the Son of Man (represented by Moses and all of the bodies inside, we will say the children of that man) has received the Lord, the Christ. This is how the Lord descends in order to suffer the Passion; that Passion that we are going to celebrate in April, astrologically speaking. We know very well that sometimes Easter falls in March, and other times in April, because that is related with the movement of the Sun. The Sun is the physical body of Chokmah. But here, we are talking about the Passion of the Christ in relation with Initiation.
The first day, is when the Lord Chokmah becomes human within you. But, in order for the Lord Chokmah to become human within you, you have to be a Human Being first; you have to be a Son of Man, a Son of Yesod, the son of Adam, because the Lord only descends in the Son of Man. So, we have to have Moses within.
When the Lord descends from Chokmah (as Christ within Tiphereth), he becomes the Son of Man and we then form inside of us that which is called Jesus Christ, which is a synonym of the Son of Man and which is also a synonym of the Son of God, Chokmah. Thus, Chokmah, united with Tiphereth, is the descent of the Son of Man, because the Son of Man (Chokmah-Tiphereth) descends into Malkuth as Jesus Christ; that is the first day. You see? Until now, we have been explaining only the first day. There are 3 days, and 3 nights.
"There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
We have explained what it is to be born again; in order to see the Kingdom of God, we have to receive the light of Chokmah, the Christ. Then, once one is born again, through Alchemy, we receive that light and that union pushes us to work in Alchemy even further, internally. This is written in the gospel of John.
"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 wind blows where it listen, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."
You see? It is one thing to be born of the flesh... we are all born of the flesh. But, to be born of the Spirit means to take the spirit of the sperm (the sexual force) and to raise it in the spinal column; this is how, little by little, we raise the inner Man within, by the Spirit, not by the flesh. I do not need to explain to you how we are born by the flesh; everybody here is born by the flesh.
"Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?"
This is the same thing that people ask when we explain these things; "How can these things be?"
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a Rabbi of Israel, and do not know these things?"
How many Rabbis can tell you about this? To know Kabbalah and to know about the Bible or the Torah is easy, but, to practice sexual Alchemy? That is not easy. Even this Nicodemus, in the time of Jesus, did not know what he was talking about. And Jesus asked how he could be a Rabbi of Israel and not know of these things. Jesus assumed that they should, but they didn't.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things (sexual Alchemy), and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"
He is talking about the necessity of being born again with sexual Alchemy, the transmutation of the sexual energy. If people do not get that, how are they going to understand if we start talking of heavenly things; as we were explaining in the beginning of this lecture to you, about the Tree of Life and everything in relation with Kabbalah.
"And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man (Tiphereth) which is in heaven."
You see? The Son of Man is in Heaven. We are here on earth. In order for us to experience that, we have to be in Tiphereth, and Tiphereth has to descend, as Moses did, down; but he is in Heaven. Do you know where Heaven is? People believe in Heaven. The one that is in Heaven does not need to believe in Heaven; he visits Heaven and converses with the Angels - that is a true Gnostic. This is what is called the True Man, the Son of Man.
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That means that, when we face that which we have explained in the wilderness (the direct path), Moses descends down with the Lord in his heart, and has to lift the serpent of light in the 7 bodies, in order for Christ to absorb the Human Being. When the Lord absorbs the Human Being, then you find Jesus Christ within you; this is the coming of the Son of Man. It is not like people think; "We will be lifted up to Heaven." No, no man will ascend into Heaven but the Son of Man which is in Heaven; and, he has to descend first. He then explains in the Book of John that the true Human Being has to believe, that is, to trust in him completely:
That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever (in Tiphereth) believes (or trust) in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son (from Chokmah) into the world (of Malkuth) to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that (in Tiphereth) believes (or trust) on him is not condemned: but he that believes not (the selfish Pratieka Buddhas) is condemned already, because he has not believed (or trust) in the name (יהוה) of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light (from Chokmah, the top of the right pillar of the Tree of Life) is come into the world, and men loved darkness (the left pillar) rather than light (the right pillar), because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are accomplished by God. - John 3: 15-21
Many Pratieka Buddhas from Nirvana do not believe in the Lord Chokmah, thus they prefer to go into the Spiral path, thus, the descent of the Son of Man never happens within them. Understand, this belief is not a matter of blind faith as people think.
Listen, Be is “to be”; to be or not to be. Be-lieve means to hold dear within your heart, be-live, be alive with it.
Lieve from live "having life, not dead," a shortening of alive, from of fire, coal, etc., "burning, glowing;" of things, conditions, etc., "full of active power;" sense of "containing unspent energy or power."
It is not a matter of thinking about it, but of having it in your Consciousness.
In the beginning, you have to study the doctrine. You study the doctrine in the books of the Master, in the Bible; this is good, positive. But, if you think that just because you blindly believe in what is written there, that you are going to ascend, you are wrong. We need practical knowledge. We have to lieve (live); we need to experience it in Tiphereth. What we read, we have to experience inside; then, we will say, "Oh, this is what is written there. Now I am living it, I understand it." It is not a matter of blind faith, but awakened faith, practical faith. That is why it is written, "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." That world is ourselves. When he descends, he descends for the 1st day, and the 2nd day.
What is the second day? It is death. That is why everybody is afraid to walk into the wilderness; it is a fight against yourself. It is a matter of a death, passion. Read the Gospel, you will see everything that happens to Jesus; he is accused of many things, and he suffers death on the cross. That cross is the symbol of the phallus and the vagina; sexual Alchemy. The Lord descends 3 days and 3 nights to work there, in the inner heart of the Earth. There are many pictures, many stories, that talk about Jesus going into Hell and liberating Abraham, Jacob, Isaac and all the prophets. People that do not understand what they are reading think, "What? All of those prophets that wrote the Bible, and the Old Testament, were in Hell, waiting for Jesus of Nazareth, the Master that came 2000 years ago to teach this?" No. The gospel is talking about the archetypes. All of our archetypes - beginning with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all of the tribes - are trapped in our ego. They have to be liberated. The ego belongs to Hell, inferno, to the 9 inner layers of the earth. The archetypes have to be liberated; that is the Passion of the Lord. Even the word passion is related with the sexual energy. The Lord has to disintegrate all of the enemies of God. Where are all of the enemies of God? Inside of us; they are not outside. Outside there are people, wretched like us, without knowledge, fighting in order to survive in this hell of a world in which we live. But, the true thing is; we have to work the second day and that second day is related with the world of formation. The world of formation is the world of Yetzirah, which the Master Samael Aun Weor wrote about very cleverly in his, "The Three Mountains." All of the work of the second mountain, all the 10 Sephiroth of Yetzirah, rising until he reaches the top (the Seraphim, in Christianity); Chaioth Ha Kadosh, in Kabbalah, which is Kether. That is the second day.
In other lectures, we explain the conversation between Jesus and Peter (Peter as an archetype sits in the pineal gland, the archetype which controls the sexual glands, this is why the doctrine of Peter is the doctrine of Sexual Alchemy). This is why it is written:
“Then came Peter to Jesus, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” - Matthew 18: 21, 22
"Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?" Who is me? It is Peter in the pineal gland.
If you do not know what we are talking about, listen; Peter as an archetype vibrates in the pineal gland. So, Peter asks, "How many times do I have to forgive those fornicators that sin sexually against me? 7 times?" Seven times related to the 7 bodies. And Jesus answered, "No. Not 7 times, but 70 times 7 you have to forgive." This is Kabbalah. If you do not know Kabbalah, you will say to yourself, "70 times 7? My goodness," Maybe it is a random number that Jesus gave? No. Jesus was a Rabbi, the Divine Rabbi of Galilee. 70 times, because the world of Yetzirah is formed by 10 Sephiroth. Master Samael explained in his book, "The Three Mountains" that in order for the Son of Man to rise to the Heaven of the Moon, he has to descend into the hell of the Moon. In order for the son of Man to ascend into the Heaven of Mercury, he has to descend into the hell of Mercury, etc; because, “no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” Master Samael explain it in the Three Mountains very well, but in synthesis.
The earthly man has 49 levels in hell. Where do we find the 49 levels of the mind? You see? 7 x 7 = 49. The 49 levels of the mind are not in Heaven, they are in hell. They relate to the protoplasmic Mental body that we have, it is animalistic. We divide it in 7 times, because the Son of Man has 7 bodies. The opposite of the Son of Man, is Satan, the ego that we have, related with the 7 capital sins; lust; anger; pride; envy; vanity; laziness; gluttony. This is basically what we are, the opposite of the True Man, the Son of Man. We are the seven capital sins, the beast of seven heads, the ego. Thus, each ego relates to each body in 7 levels, because each body has 7 levels. 7 x 7 = 49. Multiply these 49 levels of hell; 49 levels of the Moon; 49 levels of Mercury; 49 levels of Venus; 49 Levels of the Sun; of Mars; of Jupiter; of Saturn... and to ascend all the way up the world of Yetzirah, and you have 490 levels. Thus the second day is 70 times seven.
It is not easy. You have to know the 49 levels. Not only in Malkuth, your physical body, but in all of the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life in the world of Yetzirah, the world of formation; that is to accomplish the second day in the heart of the earth. A very hard work. For that you have to meditate. So, it is not about believing, or because you believe in Jesus that you are going to be awakened in the 490 levels of heaven of the world of Yetzirah, in the second mountain. No. That is the Passion of Christ; a very long work that we have to perform.
And, after we have finished, they say, "Congratulations, you have finished the second day. But, now you have to pass the third day." You see? Because there are 3 days. And, the Lord has to do it within you. Without the Christ, without the Lord Chokmah (wisdom) we cannot do it; it is impossible. Christ is the only force that is pure. But, here we are talking about Chokmah, Christ, that descended within the Son of Man because in Tipehereth we have decided to go into the wilderness, into the direct path.
“Pistis Sophia (Greek: Πίστις Σοφία "Objective Reasoning in Wisdom") is forgiven in the ninth repentance. It is necessary to receive and posteriorly to attain the qualification of the eight Initiations. The Ninth Hour (Chokmah) comes, after having passed through the eight great qualifications which correspond to the eight Initiations. The secret number is known in the Ninth Hour. The initiate then enters the Archangelic group to which he belongs. Now we explain why Pistis Sophia (Objective Reasoning in Wisdom) is forgiven in the Ninth Hour.” Excerpt from The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor.
So, the third day is the qualifications of all of that which we have achieved, Alchemically and psychologically. For instance, when we go into university, the college, the school, we are there studying; and when the time comes, they say, "Let us qualify you. We will test you, to see if you understood everything and whether you pass everything." The qualification relates to every alchemical work, it relates to 8 years or the synthesis of יהוה, which is 26 = 8, which the divine name of Chokmah. 8 physical years. The first year, you are qualified in the first initiation. And, every year for initiation. When you reach the 7th, they say, "Ok, let's see if you can resurrect within Jehovah-Elohim and he within you." Now, at the very end of this third day, you have to pay what you owe to the Holy Spirit. And what do you owe to the Holy Spirit? You were a fornicator in many lives, an adulterer; “wicked and adulterous.” You have to pay that with your life. You will receive an impure sickness, and if you pass the 8th year, if you resurrect; meaning, if you return into the primordial matter of which you were made, pure, then you will be triumphant. This is why the tree days, that is, the 72 hours are reduce to 9, the ninth hour, the hour in which the 72 archetypical names of God resurrect within the initiate.
Jonah was one of the prophets that passed through the 3 days, and he explained that in his book, which is 4 chapters. But, Jesus synthesizes it even more, when he says, "Well, if you want a miracle, a sign, in order for you to believe in me and follow me? I will give you only one sign; the sign of Jonah." Because, in the same way that Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale, so too will the Son of Man be 3 days and 3 nights in the centre of the Earth. What is the centre of the Earth? It is Yesod, where the Son of Man, Tiphereth, is born. Your heart (Tiphereth) working in Yesod, within yourself. Jesus gave, with his own life, the example. That was the big sign that he gave. But, people are identified with the miracles that are written in the gospels, like when the lame that cannot walk start to walk again; well, all of us are lame. We do not walk spiritually very well. But, when we understand, and begin to practice Alchemy, we will start to walk very well. You may not always see things, experience things, because we live in the night, in the umbra (shadow in Latin)… How do we say man in Spanish? Hombre, because that is the shadow of God. Hombre/Umbra/Man/Adam, it is the same thing. It is through suffering that Passion, that the initiate resurrects at the third day. It is not as the people think, when they literally read it; "Ok, Jesus died on Saturday... so that means that he is going to resurrect on Wednesday." This is reading that literally. It is talking Kabbalistically. Those 3 days are symbolic days. The Master Samael Aun Weor says, "You can perform those 3 days in 40 years." Well, that is also Kabbalistic, because the Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 years. But, people take that literally, and think it is literally 40 years... Well, the Master did all that work in less than 40 years, because he was already walking the path for the third time. And, those 3 days, are the end of the second mountain. Just the end of the second mountain. Then, the initiate enters into the third mountain; but that is only for resurrected Masters. If somebody comes here and tells me. "I did the three mountains already." I will ask, "Are you a physically resurrected Master?" Because, as the Master says, in order for you to be a resurrected Master, your physical body, your Astral body, and all of your internal bodies have to be elastic, ductile. "Or are you confusing these three days about which the Master Jesus speaks with the 3 mountains?" Do not confuse them. Those 3 days are related with the 1st and 2nd mountains only.
Chiseled Stone of Yesod
Regarding Resurrection and Ascension, Master Samael Aun Weor answered in one of his lectures, as follows:
"Student: This means that the philosophical stone, sex, is one point, and the (ascension to the) Absolute another, right?
Samael Aun Weor: Indeed, these are two different points.
In any case, let me tell you: if you work in the Laboratorium Oratorium of the Third Logos, it is obvious that you are crystallizing the Sexual Hydrogen SI-12 in your life, whether in the form of the superior existential bodies of the Being, etc., yet, the maximum crystallization of the Third Logos within you is when Binah in its entirety definitely remains within you. That is the Philosophical Stone made flawless, properly prepared, with which you can make all the portents of high magic.
Student: We must complete the three mountains for this, or no?
Samael Aun Weor: No! For the philosophical stone we must perform only two mountains [Initiation and Resurrection]. The Mountain of Ascension [Third Mountain] is something different.
In any case, you need to crystallize all the energy of the sperm within you, only thus you can elaborate the stone within you. In other words, that stone is elaborated with the Sexual Hydrogen SI-12 and high voltage energy." - Questions about the Great Work by Samael Aun Weor
Of course, there are many types of resurrection; spiritual resurrection; resurrection in the fire; resurrection in the light; initiatic resurrection, and many other types of resurrection. But, what we are talking about here is the 3 days and 3 nights that the Master Jesus was explaining about in the gospel. This is what we have to understand and comprehend what the Passion of Christ is, what we are reading in the four gospels. The gospel of Luke (the calf); the gospel of Matthew (Adam); the gospel of Mark (the lion); the gospel of John (the eagle). The four gospels, the four creatures; all of that is Alchemy. All of that is written in that way in order for us to study that, and comprehend it. But, do not read the Bible, or any sacred book, any Alchemical book, any Kabbalistic book in the same manner in which you would read a newspaper, because you will become lost. Everything is numbers, mathematics. One time, they asked the Master, “But Master, this Kabbalah and Alchemy is too difficult!” And the Master responded, “Difficult for you, but not for your Innermost.” Chesed, the Innermost, Atman the Ineffable lives in the world of the Spirit, and in that world, everything is mathematics. If you do not know mathematics, or have any basis in arithmetic, you will not comprehend the world of your own Innermost. If you ever enter into Chesed in Samadhi, when you see a table, you see the reality of that table; meaning, the amount of atoms of which it is made. If you were to see any person there, just as we are gathered here, you would know which of the people seated before you, listening to you, is self-realized and which are not. In the world of Chesed, the world of Abram (Abraham), the world of Brahma, everything is mathematics. So, if what we want is the union with the Spirit, we must know at least the basics of mathematics. That is why we teach Kabbalah here, because people have to know this… it is related with Spirit, it is the world of the Spirit; the world of intuition says the Master Samael, related with mathematics. It is not the mathematics that you learn in school, but something that you learn through Meditation, through readying, studying, what is written in the Bible. But, do not read it literally; the Bible is written with 22 letters, the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the 22 archetypes. There’s only 22… easy. If you learn and study, you will know what you are reading. This is why it is written:
“I (Tiphereth) was in the Spirit on the Lord's day (Chokmah), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, what you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Assiah (the world of matter and action)” - Revelation 1: 10, 11
Question: You know when you talked about the 3 days and 3 nights of Jonah, and you said that is 72 hours, which is 9. Can you also say that the 3 days are the masculine aspect, and the 3 nights are the feminine aspect, the 3 being the 3 brains of the man and the woman in union, which is 6, the lovers? So, you could say it’s the 6 in the 9.
Instructor: Indeed, it’s true, the 3 brains of the man and the woman in union in Yesod are 6 within 9; the mystery of 3 within 6 and 6 within 9. The 6 is also related to the 6 wings of the 4 creatures of the book of Revelation. The 6th sephirah is Tiphereth, meaning the Consciousness, centered in Tiphereth, with many eyes, meaning many chakras, many centers with which you can comprehend. When you awaken those eyes, those senses, those chakras, and then you go and study, you will begin to understand what you are reading, because the Bible is a book written by initiates, for initiates. And, 6 + 9 = 15, and 15 plus 3 = 18 = 9. Now, 18 is occult enemies and 15 is the number of the devil, scary right? But, that is the truth. In other words, 15 and 18 are your numbers… mine too.
Question: What can you tell us about the egotistical personality of Samael Aun Weor?
Instructor: Well, when Master Samael Aun Weor died, the egotistical personalty that he had didn’t exist any more. It was completely eradicated by Chokmah, it didn’t exist. That is why we don’t like to name the egotistical names that the Masters had, because that name didn’t exist… when I met Samael aun Weor, he was passing through the process of the third day, thus his egotistical personality didn’t exist within him, at all. It was Samael Aun Weor that was the one who was passing through the Passion of the Lord, in himself, in order to resurrect as Samael Aun Weor, in order for Samael Aun Weor to be a resurrected Master. This is what happened. And, of course, this is the Passion of the Lord that the Master Samael Aun Weor taught in his books. But, unfortunately, many Gnostics do not read and do not meditate on what they read…. They do not comprehend. They think that Samael has to come again. They are waiting for the second coming of Samael Aun Weor, just as many Christians are waiting for the second coming of Jesus. Samael is an archetype. As Logos, Samael is in charge of this root race. If you want to experience the second coming of Samael within you, you have to reach the level of Tiphereth. Then, the Master will come, at your own level. He is an archetype that exists in every single human being. This is what we have to understand, regarding the Master Samael – he is a Logos. That is why we explained that Elohim-Gibor is the positive Ray of Mars; the Bible says that Jacob was fighting against Om-Elohim and Om-Enoshim. Om-Elohim is the strength of Elohim-Gibor (Geburah) in the physical body. This is precisely the fight that any Gnostic, whether female or male, does inside when in sexual Alchemy. That force touches the left arm of the Alchemist, and when they touch the left arm of the alchemist, then the alchemist feels the strength of his animality (Esau); then you have to fight. When you defeat the עם Om of Esau, you also defeat the Om of Elohim-Gibor.
Question: People seem to have a difficulty knowing the difference between that strength, the sexual strength, and lust. Could you make any comment on that?
Instructor: The difference between sexual strength, and lust? Well, sexual strength is something that you feel in your sexual organs. Any human being feels when they are charged with sexual energy. That sexual force comes from Geburah, or what the Bible calls the river Pishon, in men. That River Pishon goes down into the sexual organs, and gives him an erection. He feels it. But, another thing is his lust. Lust is created when that person fornicates; when he does that, he is feeding the animal lust, through many lives. That is why, when we are born, we are born with lust. But, every other day, or every single day, depending on the temperament that you have, you feel the sexual energy there. But, if you do not know how to transmute it, then your lust will take over it. That is Esau.
Question: Your lust will do what?
Instructor: Your lust will take over it, will control it. This is normal in any intellectual animal, or human being… we say human being, but this is out of respect; in reality, we are not human beings, but intellectual animals, with the possibility of becoming a Human Being if we defeat the forces of Elohim-Gibor (that descends from Geburah, into the sexual organ). That is precisely the problem; when the man or woman is fighting against that force (that comes normally in animals and plants) and you want to create, to be born again, to transmute that force, it is easy… if you have no lust. The fight is double there, because you have to not only fight against that force - that normally, as animal, you throw away - if you want to elevate it, and transmute it, in order to create the Man inside of you, but you also have to fight against the lust that you have created in this life, and past lives, which says to you, “What the heck are you doing? Enjoy, and fornicate.” Your lust is an animal inside of you. Everybody has that. Your lust justifies itself in your mind, in your heart and in your sex. You see how this degenerated, wicked and adulterous generation, as Master Jesus says, wants a sign? But, they do not care. They worship degeneration. They reason their degeneration very well, intellectually… they call it evolution. Just put the “D” in the beginning; devolution. That is the right word; returning into the past, becoming more animal, bestial, becoming like ordinary animals. The instinct of the animal, when they feel that force instinctually, is to unite sexually. That is normal among animals. Sometimes they try to do that among the same gender, like male dogs, because they don’t know… but they never copulate, because there is no way. Only among male and female. But, in the intellectual animal kingdom, it is different. The intellect tells you how to do it, in a very wrong way, and, you justify your degeneration in many ways.
I remember one time when I was giving a lecture in California. A person asked, “Can you explain to me regarding homosexuality please… but be careful before you answer!” I said, “Why? What did I do? I didn’t say anything yet.” “Be careful, because I have many friends that are homosexuals.” I said, “Well, you don’t want to be offended, I am sorry but… I also have friends that are in Gnosticism, and they are homosexuals. But, if you ask me what homosexuality is, I will explain what it is to you, in the right way. And, I don’t care if I hurt my friends, or your friends.” What is true is the truth. I understand that in this day and age nobody wants to hurt anybody, but… in a lecture of Alchemy and Kabbalah, you have to give the explanation, and to not be afraid. None of us is an Angel, but we have to regenerate ourselves. You see? Generation, re-generation, de-generation; there are many words related with generation. What we want, is to regenerate ourselves, because we are degenerated.
Question: Would you recommend any mantra to keep building the right energy, for a single person.
Instructor: Yes, of course. Any individual can learn to transmute the sexual energy as a single person. This type of practice is easy; we have many books in which we explain the science of Pranayama, with which you can transmute your sexual energy by knowing how to use your nostrils. Remember that the Bible says, “And Jehovah-Elohim blew into the nostrils of Adam the breath of life, and Adam became a living soul.” These two nostrils are connected with the ovaries, and the testicles. So, if you know how to breath, and to concentrate in your sexual organ, you can transmute the sexual energy so that you might begin to experience the light of your sexual force in your body, physically and psychologically. In this way you can prepare yourself, so that if you eventually marry, in your case, a man, that also knows the science of Alchemy and you will practice what Jacob is doing there; transmuting the sexual energy in the very sexual act, which is very difficult. As a single person it is very easy. You can learn as a single person, but in the sexual act, it is much more difficult, because you have to fight against your own animality. If you are doing the exercise as a single, you can have a lustful thought you can say to it; “Get out of here thought, let me concentrate in my Inner Being, in my Lord, so that I can transmute this sexual energy.” As a single person, you can pass through the 9 initiations of the Minor Mysteries, but if that person wants to enter into the Major Mysteries, that person has to be married. The work always involves working with Om Elohim-Gibor and Om-Enoshim; your own forces, and the forces of God. When Jacob won, Elohim said, “Well, you fought against Elohim, and against man, and you won. Now, I am going to tell you your sacred name. Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel.” And that is because he started working with the forces of his own archetypes.
There are many books that you can find on our website that explain transmutation for singles, for example, “The Yellow Book” within which you find the practice of Egyptian Pranayama; the practice of transmutation for singles. That is the best book to study in order to learn about this practice. There are many other practices in many other books, but that one is especially effective for singles. If you practice that as a single person, you will see how you will awaken and see things with your Alchemical work.
Question: What age do you recommend for kids to start (practicing transmutation)?
Instructor: Well, for kids… they have to at least form their personality, and to learn what is positive and negative. Of course, they can also learn how to transmute the sexual energy through respiratory exercises. But, you have to know how to teach them, at their own level. Even though the ego, in this day and age, is very old; maybe their physicality is very young, but their ego comes from many lives. And, when you start teaching them the right way, they will learn. Practically, you have to teach them Pranayama, because the sexual energy is always being built, at any age. In the male, for instance, the first testicular cape (or level) builds from the ages 0-7. The second from the ages 7-14. And the third level from 14-21, which is when the testicles begin developing the spermatozoids, and that is when they feel the sexual impulse, the sexual urge, through the male hormone testosterone. If they do not learn how to control it, they will find, very easily, in school, college, university, a friend that will teach them how to masturbate. There are many doctors among the intellectual animals that teach that it is normal… yeah, that is normal, among animals, but not among humans. With patience, you can teach your children.
Question: Talking about singles and transmutation, sometimes single people feel like they don’t get anything accomplished because they don’t have that partner. But could you talk about how you could awaken 50% of the Consciousness, like Yogananda and others did… that there is a certain amount that you can awaken as a single person.
Instructor: Yeah, a single person can awaken very much, but at a certain level. If a single person wants to awaken more and more, he needs to work with the two polarities - Jachin and Boaz – in order to enter into the temple. That is symbolically speaking, but Alchemically speaking, you have to have Jachin and Boaz inside of you, and out, the man and the woman.
Question: Is 50% just a number? Because you only have half…
Instructor: This is Kabbalah. Of course.
Question: Because you don’t have the other half, it’s like 50%, right?
Instructor: Well, if you are single you can reach 50% of development, because you are only half; from that point of view. The other 50% you cannot reach. Why? Because you are only half of the 100%. The 100% is the woman and the man. 50% is a single man or single woman. At that level, it is 50%, Kabbalistically speaking. 100%, in Kabbalah, is 1, Aleph, the breath.
Now, Kabbalistically, to enter into the 50%, Master Samael says, in one of his lectures, “All those men and women of good will…” Well, what is good will? Tiphereth.
Question: Can you accomplish this work with your wife or husband if they don’t understand all of this?
Instructor: Yes, because what you need is the sexual impulse of your husband in order to do it. But, of course, it is very difficult, at a certain level. There are many Gnostics that I know, that have started in this work – men, that is, women, I do not know – and they reached high levels, and were transmuting while their partner said, “I don’t like this,” and they said, “It’s ok, just let me work.” And in doing so, they were advancing. But it is difficult, it is not easy. The best thing is for both the husband and the wife to be in agreement, and to practice together; but, for that, both of them have to know about it first, to study the doctrine in order to understand it. Because to ask of your spouse to do this, without first explaining it, or them understanding it, they will say, “What is this? This is weird.” That is why we need to explain first, and then to practice.
Question: How do you develops the keys to understanding some of these passages in scripture? It seems like the only way to understand it, is if someone interprets some of it for you, and gives you the keys. How is it that you’re supposed to develop it on your own?
Instructor: Well, the only key you need to understand and comprehend this doctrine, is sexual transmutation. That is the only key. As you keep working, transmuting and advancing in this path, your comprehension and understanding becomes bigger and bigger and bigger, because that same light is giving you comprehension. For instance, this lecture that I am giving is the outcome of a lot of Meditation, comprehension and experience, that I give to the public freely, because free is how I receive it. But, I also point towards the fact that you have to know Kabbalah, and Alchemy, at your own level. And whatever you comprehend, is what you need, and little by little, your comprehension increases. Remember, Elohim said, “Let there be light” and there was light. And that light shines in the darkness, in different levels. Or, as the gospel of John says:
"In the beginning was the Word (יהוה), and the Word (יהוה) was with Elohim ( יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim), and (יהוה) the Word was (אלהים) Elohim.
“The same (Word יהוה) was in (Daath) the beginning with (the Logos) God (Chokmah). All things were made by it (the Word יהוה); and without it (the Word יהוה) was not any thing made that was made. In it (the Word יהוה) is life; and the life (of Yesod) is the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
“There was a human being sent from (אל El) God (Chesed), whose name was John (IEOUAMS). The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light (of Chokmah), that all human beings through John might believe. John was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light (of Chokmah). That was the true Light, which lights every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him (the Word יהוה), and the world knew him not. He (the Word יהוה) came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on ( יהוה) his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of ( אל El) God (Chesed). And (יהוה) the Word (or divine name of Chokmah) was made flesh, and dwelt among us (alchemists), and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses (Tiphereth), but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (Chokmah, the letter ש Shin, the fire, INRI, Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra).
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son (Chokmah), which is in the bosom (heart) of the Father, he has declared him (through the letter ש Shin in his name Ieshuah (יהשוה)” - John 1: 1-18
Thus, If you allow that light to shine more and more in your darkness, you will understand not only the Hebrew Bible, but other sacred books, that are written in the same way.
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