Ladies and gentleman, today we are going to discuss the different bodies that the Bible talks about; that is why the title of this lecture is “Kabbalistic & Alchemical Bodies.” With this we are emphasizing that the Bible is a Kabbalistic and Alchemical book that all of us should know how to interpret.
To begin, let us understand that Kabbalah is a Hebrew word that derives from the Hebrew word Kabal קבל, which means “to receive”; from this point of view, we understand that the Kabbalistic bodies are those bodies that we receive, that we are given, according to the Tree of Life. However, distinct from those bodies are the Alchemical bodies, which are the bodies we create through the science of Alchemy. In this lecture we are going to explain in which way we receive (according to the Tree of Life) the Kabbalistic bodies; and (through Alchemy) how we create the Alchemical bodies. In other words, we are penetrating into the mysteries of two Trees; we have often repeated that Kabbalah relates to the Tree of Life, and Alchemy to the Tree of Good and Evil (which are described in the Book of Genesis). These are the two trees we will be studying.
In this day and age many Christians, as well as Jewish religious people, talk about the way in which they are going to resurrect and be a part of the new order of things. They are of course interpreting the Bible, and other doctrines of the prophets, according to their beliefs. Today we are going to explain more about these erroneously held beliefs.
In the previous lecture we spoke about the Bible, and explained about the mysteries of Abraham (which represents the Innermost inside of us). In this lecture we are going to penetrate deeper into these themes related to Abraham; but for that we have to explain, according to the Tree of Life and Alchemy, about these bodies that the Master Hilarion IX spoke about. The Master Hilarion IX is named in the Gospels, in the Bible, as Paul of Tarsus—of course, Tarsus is the city in which he was born, and Paul is the name that he acquired when he was alive at that time in the Holy Land. In many lectures we say that each one of us has his inner name, the name that is related to the Monad, and the name of the Monad of Paul of Tarsus is Hilarion. Hilarion wrote many letters that are included in the New Testament, after the four Gospels; he explained many things, Kabbalistically, that people really do not understand because they are afraid of studying Kabbalah, in doing so ignoring that the whole Bible is Kabbalah, because Kabbalah means “to receive” from God all of the doctrine that we are explaining here.
In the first graphic of this lecture, in the first triangle of the Tree of Life you find the world “epouranios.” This word epouranios derives from the word Uranus, which in Greek means “Heaven”; specifically the Heaven related to the Sephirah Chokmah. When we correspond the different planets to the ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, we find that Uranus is related to Chokmah, which sometimes in Hebrew is called HaMazloth המזלות, which means the zodiac, all the 12 constellations of the zodiac. That is why we always state that when we talk about the 12 tribes of Israel, the 12 archetypes that descend from the Heaven of Urania, that Urania is Chokmah. That is why epouranios means “of Uranus,” “of Heaven.” This is what Paul of Tarsus explains, as we are going to read. But first let me give you a further explanation, in order for us to understand the meaning of epouranios. If you observe this graphic, you will see that we wrote the phrase “glory of the stars” to the left of Kether; those stars that the Bible always talks about are related with Uranus, with Heaven, with what we call the Heaven of Atziluth, the Heaven of the Father.
Now, in the second triangle of the Tree of Life we find the other word written by Paul: “pneumatikos.” The word Pneuma means “spirit” in Greek; so, “pneumatikos” relates to the spiritual bodies: Chesed (the Spirit) and Geburah (the Spiritual Soul). Beneath these two is Tiphereth, which is that part of the Monad that we have to work with, that which we call the human soul. “Soul” in Greek, is “psyche.” As you see there, the Sun is related to the second triangle, directly related with Tiphereth. So, when we talk about the pneumatikos bodies, we are addressing those bodies related with the world of Briah, the world of creation. Below this we find the third triangle, in which we find the bodies called “psychikos,” which belong to the World of Formation, Yetzirah. These bodies are joined to pneumatikos by Tiphereth, which as we said is the human soul, the human psyche. Below this we find Malkuth, the world of Assiah, where we find those bodies that are named by Paul of Tarsus as “epigeios”; meaning “over the surface of Gaea, the Earth, Malkuth.” Those epigeios bodies relate to that which we call the protoplasmic bodies, which are lunar, related to the Moon. When we observe the Tree of Life, we find that Yesod, the anchor or center of the third triangle, is governed by the Moon; the Moon rules Yesod and even Hod, but what is important to remember is that the Moon has its positive ray and its negative ray. This is why we put beneath Malkuth the words “lunar bodies,” in order to show that these are mechanical elements related to the Moon, and to the Wheel of Samsara, related to Malkuth.
The Wheel of Samsara is related with evolution and devolution; that is why these bodies (epigeios) relate to those subtle bodies of the mineral, plant, animal and humanoid kingdoms. In biology they study these epigeios bodies and only apply this concept to plants or certain species of animals, like insects, because epigeios means “above the surface of Gaea, the Earth.” However, we apply this word to those internal bodies that everybody has; the mechanical bodies, lunar bodies called emotion and mind are possessed by everyone, even the animals and plants. We know very well that when the physical body is tired, we go to bed in order to rest; indeed, people, animals, plants go into eternity, the fifth dimension, the astral plane, dressed with the lunar, protoplasmic epigeios bodies, which are submitted to the mechanicity of nature.
The other word to the right of Malkuth is “choïkos,” which in Greek means “that which is made of dust.” In this case, it is only applied to the physicality that we have. Thus, understanding this we have to make a distinction between the physicality (choïkos) and epigeios (internal protoplasmic bodies)—both of which are lunar and evolve and devolve in nature—and the other bodies that Paul called psychikos, pneumatikos and epouranios which are related with the spiritual prototypes, the 12 archetypes that all of us have within). Let us read what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15: 41-42:
“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead.”
That is a beautiful alchemical, kabbalistic statement only understood by those that know Kabbalah and Alchemy. One is the glory of the moon, the third triangle; one, the glory of the sun, the second triangle; and another is the glory of the stars, the first triangle: Uranos, pneuma and psyche, all of these bodies that we are going to talk about relate to the solar force.
It is written in Alchemy that we should transform the moon into sun; that is the first thing that we do in Yesod, when we know Alchemy. Above the Tree of Life, we find the Spiritual Absolute Sun, which relates to the same solar energy. But, in order to differentiate among the initiates that resurrect in different levels, Paul of Tarsus wrote that statement that only alchemists understand, and which we need to understand, in order to avoid falling into mistakes. Many people are waiting for what they call “the rapture” and it is because they do not correctly interpret what is written by this kabbalist and alchemist. For instance, when we talk about the epouranios bodies, we have to go into Buddhism; in Buddhism these epouranios bodies are called the Dharmakaya, the Sambhogakaya and the Nirmanakaya, and there is another body called Adikaya, or “body of light.”
The pneumatikos bodies relate to our own Monad (that we scarcely know anything about it), and are related with the Sun. When we talk about the epouranios bodies, we talk about the Cosmo-creators; they are the bodies that the Cosmo-creators, the Archangels use in order to engender forces in other levels of the Tree of Life. So, to find somebody with epouranios bodies is very rare; commonly, among the initiates, we find the pneumatikos bodies. For instance you have your Being, your Innermost, your inner Angel who is your own particular, individual pneuma, which is there, waiting for the moment in order to work in Initiation. That pneuma or Innermost is what Genesis call Abraham. Now, Geburah, the Spiritual Soul, is what Genesis call Isaac. These are the two bodies related to the pneuma, the Spirit: Isaac and Abraham, according to the Book of Genesis. It is necessary for us to study these matters in order for us to understand how Abraham and Isaac work within us, as they relate with choïkos, or what in the Bible is called Ismael or Ishmel, also created by Abraham.
When we investigate any physical body in this physical world, we discover that every single atom of that physicality is alive, because it contains a microcosmic Monad, a particle of Chesed, Abraham, within. This is what we call Ishmel or Ishmael ישמעאל, our own physicality, which, in Greek, is called choïkos. Unfortunately, within these choïkos we have the epigeios, which are those bodies related to animality that all of us have. These bodies relate to the lower aspect of the 5th dimension (Hod and Netzach), in the world of Klipoth, a Hebrew word that means “shells” and represents what in English we call Hell. Hod is the emotional animality that we have, and Netzach is the mental animality that we have in Klipoth, and the psyche is bottled up in those elements of epigeios.
Now, the work of Alchemy is to create a new Hod and a new Netzach and Tiphereth; the creation of these new, superior bodies is called Alchemy and this is what the Bible is referring to, when talking about the need “to be born again.” Nobody is “born again” just by believing in something; in the same way that you physical body was not created as a consequence of your mother’s and father’s beliefs, likewise your internal bodies cannot be born out of mere belief. The physical body is born of sex, and it is likewise the case for the superior, internal bodies; they are born of the same sexual energy, but through a different, hidden process that now we are unveiling for the sake of humanity, a humanity that is still waiting for the second coming of the Lord, yet they do not have even the first coming of the Lord within themselves. And this is what Paul of Tarsus talks about, very clearly for those that know Kabbalah and Alchemy. Now, there are a lot of people that have the Bible in their homes, but they do not know anything about Kabbalah, they do not anything about Alchemy and therefore, they are lost. That is why you find there that the solar bodies are related to the third triangle (psychikos); because everybody has the choïkos and the epigeios (the lunar bodies) within, but there is no glory there. As you see, Paul of Tarsus said “one is the glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars.”
So, understanding that, we are now going to read what the Master Samael Aun Weor wrote in the book of Tarot and Kabbalah; he said:
“All Kabbalists base themselves on the Tarot and it is necessary for them to comprehend the Tarot and study it deeply.” (When we say “Tarot” we can say “Torah”: they are the same thing).
“The universe was made with the Law of Numbers, Measurements, and Weight. Mathematics forms the universe and the numbers become living entities. One who penetrates Chesed, the pure and ineffable world of [Abraham the pneuma] the Spirit, can verify that in this region everything is reduced to numbers. This region is incredibly real. In this physical world, we do not see things as they are. We see merely the images of things. But when in Chesed, we can know the amount of atoms that form a table and the amount of Karma owed by the planet, as well as the amount of molecules that function in each organism. Chesed is a world of mathematics. It is a realistic world. In Chesed, one may believe that one is separated from the reality of the world; yet, one is actually in the reality. In a temple of Chesed, one can know the quantity of people who acquired the realization of their Being, and the quantity of those who did not. If one enters a kitchen, one knows the amount of atoms that are in the food that one is going to eat. This is an incredibly realistic world. In the world of Chesed, one knows who is truly a Human Being.”
So, Chesed is associated with Abraham, the Spirit. The negative aspect of Abraham (the Spirit, Chesed) is Malkuth; Malkuth is the very bottom of the Tree of Life. When we talk about the true Human Being, we see that he has seven bodies: the Spirit, the Spiritual Soul, the Human Soul, the mind, the emotion, the vital body and the physical body (that the Bible calls Ishmel). That is why we always insist that we have to learn the language of the Spirit (which is our Innermost). The Master explains in the beginning of the book Tarot and Kabbalah that the language of the Chesed is pure mathematics, Kabbalah in other words. So, if you do not learn the basics of Kabbalah, how are you going to understand the language of your own Spirit, the language of your own God? This is why people are lost in this day and age, because they do not like to study Kabbalah.
Christians think that the science of Kabbalah is from the devil, from Satan, ignoring that the world Kabbalah is Kabal קבל (“to receive”); it is to receive inspiration, light, comprehension, understanding, wisdom from God. Some students of Gnosticism, in different areas of the world, avoid the study of Kabbalah, not because they think that Kabbalah is from the devil, but because they are lazy and think that they can advance without knowing the basics... That is why Master Samael wrote many books of Kabbalah, in order for us to understand the language, especially of the Bible. That is why we see in this graphic of the Tree of Life, that the names given in the Bible to these pneumatikos bodies relate to the second triangle of the Tree of Life.
We are also going to talk about the Shekinah שכינה, which is the feminine force or glory of God esoterically hidden within symbolism of the wives of the patriarch Abraham. In the previous lectures we stated that Brahma and Saraswati of the Hindu pantheon are the same Abraham and Sara of the Bible. Saraswati or Sara represents that feminine aspect that Kabbalists call the Shekinah שכינה, the feminine glory of God.
Isaac, who is the son of Abraham, had a son with his wife Rebecca, named Jacob. The name Rebecca in Hebrew means “heifer,” a feminine cow. Here we find that this second triangle on the Tree of Life is the triangle of the Sun, in which all the attributes of Christ (Krishna in Hinduism) are placed in Isaac, again whose wife name was Rebecca, and who represents another aspect of the feminine Shekinah שכינה that the story of Genesis talks about. It is very interesting to observe that Krishna is related to Isaac, because in the Spiritual Soul we have the 12 archetypes of Israel that we have to develop; and Krishna has as his wife Radha, also called Radhika, very similar to Rebecca. This Radhika is one of the gopies (who are always around Krishna). Indeed, Krishna is called “the cowherd”; so, in other words, symbolically, all of those women around Krishna relate to the same thing, because he is the “the cowherd.”
In Hinduism, as well as in many mythologies, Malkuth, the physicality, is a cow, and the Spirit is, of course, the bull. Obviously, thanks to the spiritual force of Isaac or Krishna, he is taking care of the physicality (which is called Radhika or Radha). In Sanskrit this appears as a beautiful female, the wife of Krishna, but this is a symbol that we have to understand: that when we, as souls, pray to our inner Being in order to receive his glory, we are in the attitude of a female that receives. From that point of view, we are Radha, receptive, in the physical world. This is what the cow represents in mythology: the physical body, Malkuth. And, of course, after that you find that Isaac has two sons: Esau and Jacob, which are the duality, below and above. Jacob is the one who receives the inheritance of Isaac, according to the Bible, and Jacob had four wives. These wives of the patriarchs, whether Abraham or Isaac, and especially Jacob, represents the Shekinah שכינה, which is the feminine force or glory of God that we have to work with and that we are going to explain.
Jacob relates to Yesod, the sexual energy, called water in Genesis. When we talk about water, we enter into the subject of Eden. In many lectures we stated that Yesod is Eden, the fourth dimension, sex, that relates to four waters: the cerebral-spinal fluids of man and woman, and the sexual fluid of both of them. In these four fluids are hidden the power of the name of God, Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, which are the four rivers of Eden. Those four rivers of Eden are the four wives of Jacob: Lia (the one that is above), Rachel (who is below), and the maidens of each of them. The 12 children (archetypes) of Israel came into activity in Yesod thanks to Jacob, who is the one that works with these four aspects of the water, four aspects of the Shekinah שכינה. The female element in the Bible is always related to the Shekinah שכינה, the feminine glory of God, because God is male-female. In many lectures we have talked about Elah-Yam אלה-ים, the Sea Goddess, and El-Ha-Yam אל-הים, the Sea God, which, when we read literally are Elohim אלהים, which itself means gods and goddesses, a masculine-feminine plural word. Thus, in Alchemy, we have to work with those elements.
We explained in the first lecture how Abraham engenders, through Hagar, Ishmael, who represents the buddhadhātu, buddha-nature, in all of us; without the power of the Monad, of the Spirit, our physicality cannot exited, cannot remain alive. But we were fecundated through Hagar, the slave, meaning the way in which we are slaves to the laws of nature. However, even though we were created through fornication, through the orgasm, animal spasm, deep down in our inner buddhadhātu, we have our Buddha or Innermost, as any animal or plant has it; but we also have the epigeios bodies within and the choïkos, our physicality. If we as buddhadhātu love this knowledge it is because our inner Buddha or Abraham wants to enter into the Initiation, because it is he that enters into the initiation, and in order to enter into Initiation, he needs Ishmael (ישמעאל “he who listen to God”), the buddhadhātu, buddha-nature, within our physicality. As I say this, I remember that prayer taught by Moses:
"Listen, O Israel (שמע ישראל-Shema Israel, in other words, Ishmael-Israel ישמעאל-ישראל): Jehovah יהוה our Elohim-אלהים is Jehovah Echad יהוה אחד. And thou shalt love Jehovah יהוה thy Elohim-אלהים with all thine heart (emotions), and with all thy soul (in the pineal gland), and with all thy (sexual) might." - Deuteronomy 6: 4
In order for the 12 archetypes of Israel (ישראל) to listen (שמע) to God, our Ishmael (ישמעאל), the buddhadhātu, buddha-nature and our inner 12 archetypes of Israel (ישראל) have to be ONE, and have to be in chastity, because Abraham, who was an initiate, said to God: “I hope Ishmael ישמעאל finds grace under your eyes.” And God (the upper triangle) said to Abraham: “No, my pact is not going to be with Ishmael ישמעאל.” Why? Because he is a son of fornication. “The pact will be with Isaac, that is going to be born later.” But it is written that when Isaac was going to be born (through Sarah, not through Hagar), God commanded Abraham, and all of those who were adherents of his doctrine, to be circumcised; this is the beginning of the practice of circumcision. So, Abraham circumcised himself when Ishmael ישמעאל was 12. When you read that literally you think that he got the knife and cut the his prepuce, of Ishmael ישמעאל and everybody else there. That pact is a symbol that means chastity, to cut the animality, fornication; Abraham has to do it through Ishmael ישמעאל, because we are the physicality of Abraham. If our Innermost wants to enter into Initiation or Self-realization, he needs a physicality. So, Ishmel has to be circumcised, which is the esoteric symbol of entering into chastity; it is a symbol that Jews, Muslims and many other religions perform physically, but after having physical circumcision, they continue fornicating, and that is ludicrous. The symbol circumcision is to show us that we have to transmute, to be in chastity in the sexual act, and if we do that, Isaac is born.
It is not a coincidence that after the circumcision Isaac is born; that is telling us that in order for Isaac to be born, you have to be circumcised (meaning, to be in chastity, tantra, transmutation of the sexual energy). Isaac, even though he existed physically as a patriarch, symbolizes that development that we have to create within. The son of Abraham and Sarah has to grow from Yesod upwards, internally. In other words, Isaac grows inside Ishmael. In the First Initiation of Major Mysteries, when the fire of the Shekinah (Sarah) rises in the spinal column of any individual, that is Isaac, the First Initiation in the physicality; or what we call Kundalini. That Isaac rises within Ishmael. So, Ishmael and Isaac are interrelated, but Ishmael is older (12 years, Arcanum 12 of the Tarot).
To be circumcised means to enter into the apostleship, following the path, and if you perform that, Isaac will grow inside of you.
So, when we talk about Ishmael, and about Isaac, we talk about two aspects of the initiate: his phisicality and his inner development. We cannot separate those aspects. We cannot fall into the mistake, as people in this day and age do, that think that Ishmael are the Arabs and Isaac represents the Jews in this physical world… No, that is wrong. Arabs, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, we are all Ishmael. It is stated in the Bible that Ishmael had 12 children (the 12 physical tribes), related to the 12 zodiacal signs, physically speaking; but, Isaac is related to the 12 archetypes inside of those that enter into the Path. This is the only way in which we can explain the sacrifice of Isaac and how Ishmael was sent, and Sarah says: “I don’t want my son to be with the son of the slave.” This is something internal, esoteric; something that only the initiates understand. That is why Mohamed was born from Ishmael, and also Jesus. All of this humanity that exists in the physical world are children of Ishmael; but this only applies to those that listen to the world of God. If they follow the path (which in Kabbalah is the number 12, the apostleship), eventually Isaac will be born within them, thanks to their Father, who is Abraham.
In this physical world our mother is Hagar, the slave of the laws of nature. Hagar represents those women and men that want to physically have children; some of them interpret the Bible in the wrong way.
They said: “If Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, had many wives, this is how we men have to be”; in thinking in this manner, these laymen ignore that the antidiluvians were doing the same:
“And it came to pass, when Adam began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of Adam that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And Jehovah said, My spirit (Chesed) shall not always strive with Adam, for that he also is flesh (terrestrial) : yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were Nephilim (Lemurians) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohim came in unto the daughters of Adam, and they bare children to them, the same became Giborim which were of old, men of renown.
And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of Adam was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented Jehovah that he had made Adam on the earth (but not in heaven), and it grieved him at his heart. And Jehovah said, I will destroy (the terrestrial) Adam whom I have created from the face of the earth (Malkuth); both (the terrestrial) Adam, and (the intellectual) beast, and the (ego or) creeping thing, and the (sorcerers and witches or) fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” - Genesis 6: 1-7
Laymen preach that polygamy, fornication, adultery, etc. is right, but Isaac is not going to be born within us from polygamy or adultery. Isaac is born only when our Innermost, Abraham learns how to transmute the two alchemical forces of Malkuth, namely, Sah (the moon) and Rah (the sun), in other words, Sarah (Malkuth), Abraham’s wife; she represents these luni-solar alchemical forces.
“The hidden meaning in the stories of the patriarchs. They, we are told, all lived by the secret of Zeir Anpin (the lesser countenance), and thus each had four wives representing (יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei in) the Sephiroth: Chokmah, Binah, Tiphereth, and Malkuth of the Shekinah שכינה of Zeir Anpin. The entire physical world of the patriarchs was designed to mirror the structure and form of the spiritual dimension, thereby creating affinity and attachment to the Light of the Creator.” - Zohar
“Abraham also had four wives-Sarah, Hagar, and two concubines-as it is written: "But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had" (Genesis 25:6). concubines means two, (with Sarah and Hagar) there were four.
Isaac also had four wives, all contained within Rebecca, as it is written: "And took Rebecca", which is one, "and she became his wife," which is two; "and he loved her," which is three "and Isaac was comforted after his mother," which is four. Correspondingly Jacob had four wives, and all of them are one secret (the Shekinah).” - Zohar
Therefore, the development of the lunar and solar forces inside is something that we have to interpret and to understand alchemically, in order not to fall into the mistaken interpretations of the layman; that is, interpreting Genesis in the wrong way. The way that Genesis is written is in relation with archetypal names. For instance, laymen, in this physical world, only attribute the term “Jewish” to certain people that acquire and inherit such a name by tradition, by lineage. Laymen think that when the Bible talks about the Jews, the Bible is addressing only those people that live in the Middle East, and in the diaspora around the world. No, the word JEW or YEW is an archetype that develops inside of us, alchemically, whether we physically belong to that race or not.
Another example of the wrong interpretations of the layman is in Hinduism: there are Brahmins (members of the highest caste of Hindu priesthood) that people call the untouchables, and in doing so ignore that the real Brahmin is Abraham, Brahma, the Innermost inside, that we have to develop. That Brahma inside is truly what is untouchable, because you cannot touch physically what is spiritually inside. Physically, you can touch anybody, even those that are the so called “untouchables” in India, but Abraham or Brahma? You cannot touch it. If you fall into the mistake of interpreting this literally, then you will think: “Oh, the Brahmans in India are special people, they are clean, and they are pure; as well as the Jews, who are called the chosen people.” The Jews indeed are the chosen people, but this archetype is inside us, not outside; they are archetypes that we have to develop. This is what Paul of Tarsus talks about, but people do not understand.
Paul of Tarsus says:
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of anthrōpos humans, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also epouranios heavenly bodies, and epigeios terrestrial bodies: but the glory of the epouranios is one, and the glory of the epigeios is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead (those who die psychologically, those who are dead in their protoplasmic bodies, in their errors, defects and vices). It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a psychikos soul body; it is raised a pneumatikos spiritual body. There is a psychikos body, and there is a pneumatikos body. And so it is written, the first anthrōpos human Adam (Adam HaRishon) was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a giving life spirit (Adam Kadmon). Howbeit that was not first which is pneumatikos, but that which is psychikos; and afterward that which is pneumatikos. The first man (who enters into initiation, transmuting his corruption) is of the earth, choïkos earthy: the second man [Chokmah] is the Lord from ouranos heaven. As is the choïkos, such are they also that are choïkos: and as is the epouranios, such are they also that are epouranios (one thing is the Master inside and another thing is the physicality of the initiate). And as we have borne the image of the choïkos, we shall also bear the image of the epouranios. Now brothers, I tell you this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot 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 [the pineal eye], at [Binah] the last trumpet: for [the seventh angel sounded] the trumpet shall sound, and the dead (psychologically speaking) shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. [And there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. - Revelation 11: 15] 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. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our [Inner] Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." - 1 Corinthians 15: 39-58
So, Paul of Tarsus talks about all of these bodies that relate with the Tree of Life; unfortunately, the translation of this scripture really was ludicrous, and it is because those that made this translation did not know, did not understand Alchemy and Kabbalah. Paul of Tarsus also said:
"Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise (chastity). Now this must be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written: “Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.” Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman." - Galatians 4: 21-31
Both women are inside: if we are fornicating, we are creating through Hagar; if we learn Alchemy and transmute the sexual energy, we follow Sarah. These two women represent two aspects of the Divine Mother. Master Samael Aun Weor says that the two negative aspects of the Divine Mother (that are within ourselves) are Lilith (the mother of sexual abuse: homosexuality, lesbianism, pedophilia, and many other degenerations that are very abundant and very common in this day and age) and Nahemah (the mother of adultery and prostitution). If we follow those aspects, we are children of the slave woman, because the slave woman is submitted to the laws of evolution and devolution. Everything in this physical world is submitted to this law, even religions; as you know, they evolve and devolve. So, those people in Jerusalem and in other parts of this physical world are children of the slave. In Judaism they follow many traditions. Traditions are related to the world of Samsara, Malkuth, they are Epigeios, lunar as are the four seasons that reoccur constantly. יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei is the same Latin IAOH that reoccurs constantly in the four seasons of Malkuth. Cornelius Labeo in his book titled On the Oracle of the Clarian Apollo, stated:
“Clarian Apollo, upon being asked which of the gods was meant by IAOH, spoke as follows: ‘Initiates must hold their secrets—yet know! IAOH (יהוה) is Hades in the winter, Zeus in spring, Helios in summer, and IAOH in autumn.’"
I remember a long time ago, I give a Jewish friend The Perfect Matrimony to read, and he gladly read it. After that, he called me and said: “In our religion we know all of this.” And I said: “Yes, I know that. Do you practice it?” “Oh, let me tell you, between you and me: I only fornicate every Friday.” “But still you fornicate.”
Mormons, for instance, want to have a lot of children because they believe that in eternity they will reunite again with their wives and children; that is interpreting everything literally. After physical death we will reunite in eternity, the fifth dimension, but in Klipoth for the second death, which has a beginning and an end, because time is a circle and eternity is another circle. This is why Jesus said:
“And as touching the dead (the Epigeios), that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke unto him, saying, I (IAOH-יהוה) am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of (the Epigeios) the dead, but the God of the living (the three pneumatikos bodies): ye therefore do greatly err.” - Mark 12: 26, 27
“Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your traditions? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother (Binah): and, He that curseth father or mother (Binah), let him die the (second) death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother (Binah), It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying:
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” - Matthew 15: 3-9
So, if we create through fornication, even if we know the doctrine of Kabbalah and Alchemy, we are children of Hagar, the slave. In Christianity we follow many traditions: Christmas, Easter…in Judaism as well as in Islam too, but all of the followers of those traditions fornicate; they are not creating Isaac within, yet still they think that they will resurrect. That is why Paul of Tarsus had many enemies 2000 years ago; when he was following the Path of Christianity, of the Messiah, the fornicators did not like that: “we do not like this Messiah; that we have to transmute and have no children.” There is no resurrection for the flesh and blood that is corrupted, like us. This flesh and blood has to be annihilated, it has to be destroyed. But, before being destroyed, we have to take advantage of this corruption and to create, through Alchemy, that which is not corrupted (Isaac). That is why Paul says: “It’s a mystery, that from the corrupted body we create something that is not corrupted.”
Now, when we go into the Bible, we find that Paul of Tarsus says:
“For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” - Galatians 4: 25-26
There are two Jerusalems: the Jerusalem from above (the Heavenly Jerusalem) has to be created through Alchemy, and it is only possible to create this when we know the mystery. The Lord, Chokmah will descend only in Tiphereth; this is what Zachariah said:
“And his feet will stand in that day upon [Tiphereth] the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem, on the east.” - Zachariah 14: 4
If you know Kabbalah, you know that the East is Tiphereth, and you know that the three mounts upon which Jerusalem is build, alchemically and kabbalistically speaking, are the three pneumatikos bodies: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But in those regions of the Spirit, they are called the Mount Golgotha (the Mount of the Skull), The land of Moriah (Geburah), and the Mount of Olives. So, the Heavenly Jerusalem is built on top of these three mounts: Chesed, Geburah and Tiphereth. If you add the other Sephiroth below (Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth), you find seven hills. This is how, from the bottom to the top, you build Jerusalem above, alchemically speaking. Do not fall into the mistake of wanting to create another temple here with bricks.
That is why in Chronicles 3: 1 is written: “And Solomon began to build the house of יהוה in Jerusalem, in mount Moriah.”
Mount Moriah is precisely Geburah in the left column or the tree of life, that land where Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei said to Abraham: “Go to the land of Moriah", which is three days, three sephiroth (Malkuth, Yesod, Hod) of journey, and sacrifice your child to me.” Geburah is fire, Chesed is water, Tiphereth is air. If you do not know Kabbalah and Alchemy you might think that Abraham was physically taking Isaac in order to kill him, on that mount in the Middle East. It is written in that way in other to confuse those that are unworthy. Right now, we are also unworthy, but we have to clarify this in order to understand, otherwise we do not comprehend.
The Arabs say: “the one that was going to be sacrificed was Ishmael, not Isaac, because we are descendants from Ishmael”; the Jews say: “No, it was Isaac, in accordance with the Bible.” But other scriptures say that it was Ishmael... but both were the children of Abraham. Both Ishmael and Isaac are going to be sacrificed. However, there are two children mentioned in the Bible, and yet only one (“your only son”). If you understand Alchemy and if you understand the Path of Initiation, you understand that your physicality is Ishmael (he who listen to God) and the one who is being created within you—through transmutation, thanks to Abraham and Sarah—is Isaac. So, the initiate, the Alchemist is Ishmael (physically) and Isaac (spiritually); they are the same being. Thus, both of them are going to be sacrificed in the First Initiation of Major Mysteries, when the physical body becomes chaste. Through transmutation Isaac is born (within Ishmel) in our physicality, and that fire that rises in the spinal medulla of the physical body is the sword that Abraham (Chesed) receives internally. Anyone who receives the First Initiation of Major Mysteries receives the sword of fire. So, any Master of the White Lodge, who is a Master of the First Initiation of Major Mysteries, has the sword of fire in his right side.
So, Jehovah Elohim said to Abraham:
"Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon (Geburah) one of the mountains which I will tell thee of." - Genesis 22: 2
The land of Moriah מריה is one of the mountains of the left column of the Tree of Life, which top is Binah, which is Jehovah Elohim, the Creator; Shiva, in Hinduism. In our physicality we carry all the impurities, so if Isaac remains there, he is going to be polluted; thus, through the fire, Isaac should be raised up to Geburah. All of us Gnostics know very well that Geburah, the Spiritual Soul, absorbs the values that we gain in the physical world; they do not remain in the physical world because those values belong to the Spirit. It would be a great mistake if those values remained in the physical body. Imagine the people that developed chakras and powers here, in a negative manner, those we call sorcerers, witches, etc; they do evil with those powers because they have the ego alive. Abraham (our Innermost) knows very well if we leave those spiritual values in the physical body, this egotistical Ishmael is going to use it in the wrong way. Therefore, Isaac has to be sacrificed, Ishmael too. Abraham takes Isaac, the spiritual fire from the physicality, to Geburah, to the land of Moriah. Many pictures of Abraham depict him with a knife or a sword, going to slaughter his son, because this is what many ignorant people did in the past, but the sacrifice is this: he takes the sword and cuts the silver cord in order for Isaac to remain in the land of Moriah, while Ishmael remains here.
Isaac is in the spinal column (the spiritual womb) and the physicality is that body that our mother and father gave us through fornication (Hagar). Now, God says: “Do not leave Isaac there, take him to Moriah and give him to Me.” He is above, Binah. Right before Abraham was about to cut the silver cord, an Angel appears and says: “Do not do it, because they are separated: Isaac is in Geburah, while Ishmael is in the physical world; they are united, but Isaac is no longer in the physical world.” And Abraham returns with Isaac to Malkuth, because he did not cut the silver cord. So there is a double sacrifice: Ishmael is sacrificed and Isaac is sacrificed, because they are separated.
Then, the Bibles narrates how Isaac continues the spiritual development, while Ishmel just tries to survive in this jungle of brick and steel in which we live. That is the equation that we have to resolve: the first part of the equation is to survive in this jungle, in which all of us are born; the second part of the equation is to develop Isaac, Jacob and all the tribes (or archetypes) of Israel, in the interior Initiation. So, when you see the sacrifice of Isaac, it is of the Initiatic Path. In the physical world, commonly, the initiate suffers a terrible sickness; physically he is very close to death. And when we investigate that initiate, we discover that internally he is passing that ordeal of the First Initiation of Major Mysteries, in which his inner values that he acquired (physically), like chastity, are going to be separated and sent to the land of Moriah (the land of Geburah). In that process, he is very close to death, very close, but never dies. When he recuperate his health, he says: “finally!” Now he has to continue on the Path, developing the spiritual values of Geburah, through Jacob; this, another step in which the initiate has to descend into Yesod.
In the Book of Genesis you find this statement:
“These [אלה] are the generations of the (solar bodies of the) heavens and of the earth [Be-hibaram בהבראם – when they were created,] in the day that יהוה אלהים [Binah] made the earth and the heavens.” - Genesis 2:4
And the Zohar states:
“[Behibaram בהבראם] is an anagram of be Abraham (“by Abraham”). The creation was brought about by the transposing of the letters of the concealing word, Bara ברא, into Abar אבר, the sacred principle on which the world was founded and continues to subsist. Mi מי [“who”] was the first aspect of the mysterious unknown who, when Bara ברא was transposed into Abr אבר, created [Eleh אלה, “these”]. To Abr אבר he took and joined the letter ה Hei, forming Abrh אברה, to [Eleh אלה, “these”]. He took and joined the letter י Iod, forming Elhi אלהי [“my God”], then of the two component letters of Mi מי, he took and added M מ to each of them and thus were formed Elohim אלהים and Abraham אברהם. Another explanation of the forming of these names is as follows: "The holy one took Mi מי [who] and joined it to [Eleh אלה, “these”] and this formed Elohim אלהים. He also took Mah מה [“what”], and joining it to Abra אבר [Bera ברא to create], formed Abraham.” - Zohar
So, Abraham אברהם means [“Abra אבר to create with Mah מה “what”]. Mah מה “what” represents the Shekinah שכינה; that is why when you say Behibaram it means, “created by Abraham.” In other words, what this chapter of Genesis explains alchemically, is that our Innermost (Abraham) has to create the Heaven and the Earth with the forces of the Shekinah שכינה. It is very clear that the Zohar states that Abraham made the Heaven and the Earth, and also explains that Jehovah Elohim-יהוה אלהים, that is, IAOH (יהוה) along with Mi מי “who” joined to Eleh אלה, “these”, made the Earth and the Heavens: both of them. This is only understandable when you comprehend that Jehovah Elohim, the left column, is from where Abraham emerges, from the epouranios bodies (which is Mi מי and Mah מה, the Holy Spirit, Binah). In other words, the Shekinah שכינה, the life-giving Spirit of the Cosmo-Creator, the Theomertmalogos, has the power to create the solar bodies through the Innermost within us. Regarding this alchemical creation, master Samael states the following:
“The sacred Absolute Sun gives us the example: from it emanates life (the Shekinah שכינה, the Theomertmalogos), which descends from region to region, but later it gathers its forces from the same life, that is, it receives a shock from the outside world and when it is received, it sustains itself.” “It would not be possible for the inhabitants of any system of worlds to immerse themselves into the bosom of the Sacred Solar Absolute without having been purified first. Obviously, they must eliminate (their ego and) the residual, we might say, subjectivity that has remained in their superior existential bodies (of their Being).......”
“It is clear that if this solar system had not been created, the Sacred Absolute Sun would have been dissolved... Now, through the external influx of forces that reach it, that system is sustained. Thus, it gives life; but in turn, it picks up forces from the outside world that maintain it; behold the law of the eternal cosmic common trogoautoegocrat.....”
“The line of sex forces in their descending process, obviously, cannot be interrupted; they normally originate vehicles, that is, they become the generating force through which species multiply. The children of fornication, the intellectual animals, do not ignore this …..”
“When the creator energy has descended from the higher worlds, when it has passed through its seven stopinder or magnetic centers, when it finally crystallizes in the physical world, it must receive a special shock, if what we want is to return it inwardly and upwardly, in order to make new (heavenly) creations, otherwise it will flow down to generate new (fornicator) organisms."
“When we analyze this issue, we understand the error of some abstaining monks and nuns: these individuals proposed to abstain in order to save the sperm, but since they did not know the science of transmutation, they degenerated frightfully; they were loaded with terribly malignant poisoninoskirian vibrations. It is clear that when the sperm does not receive a special shock, then it degenerates terribly, giving origin to the abominable Kundabuffer organ (tail of Satan within their Epigeous bodies)."
“The sacred Absolute Sun gives us the example: from it emanates life, which descends from region to region, but later it gathers its forces from the same life (Abraham), that is, it receives a shock from the outside world and when it is received, it sustains itself. This is how the (alchemist) esotericist should proceed. But by keeping the sperm, the monks and nuns went by the path of devolution. The degenerated sperm originated two classes of subjects: in the first case of these we see individuals too obese and loaded with fat, and in the second case, skinny and lean monks. Both classes were charged with terribly perverse poisoninoskirian vibrations, both are regrettable cases. This class of subjects are usually full of fanaticism and expert cynicism in high degree. Behold what the monks of the Inquisition are.
Thus, only through a special shock can the creative energy be transmuted, for the regeneration and intimate self-realization of the Being. Such a shock is possible only with sexual magic. So, without maithuna (tantra), regeneration is not possible...
I have spoken clearly so that you understand: we must imitate the sacred Absolute Sun (the Cosmic Christ).” - Samael Aun Weor
So, each one of us has their own Innermost, Abraham (אברהם) within, his inner Being who is the Son of the first triangle of the tree of life, that in turn emanated from the Sacred Solar Absolute. Thus, without the intervention of Chesed, Abraham (אברהם) and the first triangle of the tree of life, we cannot create anything within. We stated in other lectures that the throne of Abraham (אברהם), the throne of our own God (El-אל), the throne of the Holy Spirit (יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim) is the central nervous system. In the central nervous system (which is the spinal medulla and the brain) is where the Spirit sits, in order to start creating within us. This medulla and brain are united to the first triangle. How do we see that in us? We have three brains: intellectual brain (in the head), emotional brain (in the heart) and the sexual-motor-instinctual brain (in the area of the genitals); those are the three brains related to Kether, Chokmah and Binah (Father, Son and Holy Spirit); those are the three forces in our physicality.
People say: “I do not believe in the Trinity.” If that is the case, then you do not believe in yourself, because you are a trinity, a three-centered being (thoughts, feelings and actions). In the central nervous system you have seven chakras, seven magnetic centers, the seven churches of Assiah, that are related to the seven lower Sephiroth, that are Abraham (Chesed) to Geburah, to Tiphereth, to Netzach, to Hod, to Yesod and to Malkuth: those are the seven magnetic centers or seven churches of Assiah. That why it is called the throne of the Spirit, because Chesed (Abraham) is the Spirit that has to control the lower six Sephiroth below. He, Abraham (אברהם), the Spirit, forms a balance in the three brains, that is why we always work with the three brains. with thoughts, feelings and actions. When we are doing that, we have to remember God, to remember Abraham, to remember the Innermost. We pray: “Help me to balance my three brains, because You have to sit in my spinal column (the central nervous system).” God is not balanced in the three brains because of our errors, the vices that we have within.
In order for us to comprehend that Trinity, let us turn to the scriptures; of when Abraham is going to enter into the Initiation, and three Men appear to him:
“And יהוה (IAOH) appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord (אדני Adonai), if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant.” - Genesis 18: 1-5
You see that He is talking (“My Lord”) in singular; he is not talking in plural there. Further, why is it that there are three Men? This is a symbol of Kether-Chokmah-Binah, because after that triangle, the immediate Sephirah that appears is Chesed (Abraham). So, Abraham is the Spirit which is precisely in the oaks of Mamre, which of course exist in the physical world, but that esoterically represent that area of the Tree of Life which is in Daath. These three men are Kether-Chokmah-Binah (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) which are coming into his three brains. That is why He says “My Lord,” because he understands that these three forces (or epouranios bodies) are appearing to Him because He emanated from It.
Thus, you understand that you have three brains (thoughts, feelings and actions) but you are one physical body; it is the same with God, the Logos. It is written there that these three Men are going to Sodom and Gomorrah to destroy them. We spoke about that in another lecture. When He says: “If you find 50 just people, are you going to destroy them?” “No, if I find 50 (Geburah), no.” “If you find 45, are you going to destroy them?” “No, if I find 45, I won’t destroy them.” “If you find 40 (Netzach), are you going to destroy them?” “No, if I find 40, I won’t destroy them.” “Just a minute, if you find 30 (Hod), are you going to destroy them?” “No, if I find 30, I won’t destroy them.” “If you find 20, are you going to destroy them?” “No, if I find 20, I won’t destroy them.” “But if you find 10 (Malkuth)?”… You see, this is the sequence, kabbalistically, from Abraham down to Malkuth. And the Lord says: “No, if I find 10, I won’t destroy them.” Only10 just (chaste people, that are transmuting the sexual energy) that are following the Path of the Spirit. If these Three Forces descend to New York, they would not find any, because sodomy is very common now, they preach it.
So, this is the sequence: the Three Primary Forces destroy the people that have no spiritual goodness, no spiritual development, the polluted seeds. God wants to find something good: initiates from Geburah, or Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, or Malkuth. When He goes there, He finds Lot, the only one worth saving. Lot means “hidden”; the meaning of this name is that the doctrine is still in Sodom, but hidden… nobody there cares about it. Now, here, we are unveiling Lot (that which is hidden); maybe in the future those Forces will come—because, while the Three Forces create, they also destroy—from epouranios down to choïkos, to find how many people are doing the Work. This is how the Word, the Forces descend; but, They descend through the three brains. Remember: all of this is within us, not outside.
Now, what Abraham creates, through the power of Elohim, is precisely that symbol that we find in the work of William Blake: Elohim creating Adam inside. Now we are going to talk about this matter, in order for you to understand what an idol really is, esoterically speaking. The word idol comes from Latin idolum, “image, mental or physical; form’ from Greek eidolon. In Gnosticism, we call the Astral Body the eidolon. This word eidolon means, "appearance, reflection of oneself in water or a mirror, also mental image, apparition, phantom”; it also means, “any material image, statue,” from eidos “form” from the Latinized form of Greek -oeides, “form,” related to idein “to identify,” eidenai literally “to idein-tify, to recognize, mental perception.”
And Elohim said:
“Let us make Adam in our image, after our likeness.”
“And Iod-Havah Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” - Genesis 1: 26; 2: 7
You might say that God was creating an idol; in very clear English: He was creating an idol, because that is what “image” means. People say: “Let us not worship idols,” but God created an idol and that idol is Adam; an image of Him. So, the commandment that is written in the Bible: “You shall not worship any image,” means any image that was not created by Him. Do you understand that? Close your eyes and observe yourselves within and see: how many images do you have of yourself? People believe themselves to be holy; people believe themselves to be chosen; people see themselves in different ways, believing many things: those images of our selves are false idols.
In this lecture, we are teaching how to create that image made in the likeness of God. Only god can create that; that is why Abraham, who is the Son of God, can, through us, create Isaac, Jacob, etc. This brings what we call the tzalem of God, the image of God within. That is the commandment. It is not as people think: “Oh, I believe only in one God; I do not know where that God is, but I believe in Him, and I do now worship idols.” Because they call the statues, depictions of divinity, etc, “idols”; but the Bible say that God made Adam with clay. So what then? Are we not idols? No, we are false idols and that is another thing.
This is what the commandment states: “you shall now worship false idols (within),” because if you observe in meditation all that you have within your psyche, you will see all of those false idols. Does Isaac—who Abraham made in accordance with the commandments of Iod-Havah Elohim—exist within you? If Isaac is not within you, then you have a false idol, an image, a thought, a belief. “Oh, I am Christian; that is why I am going to be safe; because I believe in what the Bible said.” The images that you find in any religion are symbols of archetypes that you should comprehend. Whether you believe in them or not is not the point; you have to not create any false image. It is not said “do not believe in idols”; it is said: “do not create (false) idols.” If you are a fornicator, you are making a lot of idols (within).
We end this lecture here, because you might have questions; but first, let us explain first why Isaac has to be absorbed by Geburah in the land of Moriah. Jesus says: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment (your corrupted physicality). For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old (the traditions) is just fine,’ they say.” - Luke 5:36-39
The new wine is that which you build inside; if you mix it with the old, corrupted stuff that you have, you ruin it; you create an abortion, a hasnamuss. Do you have questions?
Questions and Answers
Audience: Let’s say you have an [object] and you feel you turn it into some type of idol with the face of God. Is that possible that … it represents…?
Instructor: You mean that if you believe in that god and say…?
Audience: ...if you treat it as some divine entity?
Instructor: Well, there are many ways to make idols. The easy way is to watch “American Idol.” You see, the people are making an idol of somebody else because he sings very well and his appearance is very handsome, young, whatever... so we make an idol of him. But the people that do that also have idols within. There are people that do not watch “American Idol”; in other countries they are imitating those programs and trying to follow the “American way,” but the idol really is within.
Of course, you can also idolize your wife, your girlfriend and to have an image of her (which usually everybody does that). Sometimes you have dreams, then she appears there and seduces you; and then you fall, you fornicate with her, and then in the physical world you are angry. It is your own fault. I do not deny that that person may come also, because there are female black magicians sent by the Black Lodge in order to make those people that are trying to be chaste fall, but most of the falls that people have (sexually speaking) are because of the images that they have created, those idols they idolize: lust, pride, vanity. That is why we are entangled in the world of idols. We have to destroy them, but this is something psychological. It is not that, “Oh, because I believe in Jesus, idols will disappear”. No. There are many people that believe in Jesus, and they have a lot of idols within. The worst thing is to worship your own self or the other’s self, idols that people created. The only way in order not to worship idols is by destroying the red demons of Seth, our errors, our vices, the unbelievers. We have to destroy those idols inside; those are the egos.
Our egos do not care about this doctrine; they just want satisfy themselves, and this is all. We have to follow Abraham, Isaac… that is just the beginning. Malkuth makes that sacrifice of faith. After the First Initiation of Major Mysteries, you are gain and enjoy clairvoyance, clairaudience, and many things that that fire in the spinal column of the physical body gives you. Then, all of a sudden, you do not have it. “What happened? I am falling?” No, it was taken from you, because you are still filthy. Annihilate your ego and maybe then you will enjoy it. In the first initiation you have to be sacrificed in the land of Moriah, because that good wine has to be taken from you; if you want to enjoy that good wine, well, annihilate your ego, then that wine will pour in you. But you have to dress with a new solar garment, and that is only the beginning. After that follows other steps.
Audience: Could you go back to the slide where you mentioned the first Adam and then the Adam Kadmon.
Instructor: That one.
Audience: So you said the first Adam was related to Spirit, Tiphereth, Geburah?
Instructor: What the Bible calls the first Adam (Adam HaRishon) emerges when you create the Astral, Mental and Causal Bodies; that is Adam HaRishon, or a Master of the Major Mysteries. But Adam Kadmon, the second Adam, is different; this Adam is a Lord from Uranus. In other words this is Chokmah descended within Adam HaRishon (first Adam), in Tiphereth. That is the incarnation of Christ that descends and makes of that union with Adam HaRishon, the Son of Man. So, the Son of Man is a mixture of Uranus with the earth. When you see somebody that is following the Direct Path, then you see his physicality that we called choïkos (the earth); but the internal Man, the spiritual Man, is the Son of Man (which is in Tiphereth). It is a union of Chokmah, the Lord, the Christ with the Human Soul. He enters there in order to transform that Adam HaRishon into Adam Kadmon. This is an alchemical transformation; that is the “second coming.” No one reaches those heights without first creatimg Isaac within. Do not worry about Ishmael, because Ishmael is here, listening this lectures. Another question?
Audience: You mentioned that Jacob is related with Tiphereth, and you also said he is related to Yesod. Could you explain a little bit more?
Instructor: This relation of Jacob with Tiphereth and with Yesod will be explained in the next lecture, because it is very Kabbalistic and very long.
Audience: Can you explain why, in the Tree of Life, you have the 5th dimension in Klipoth?
Instructor: Well, 5th dimension, eternity, is related with two bodies, or two Sephiroth: Hod and Netzach. Yesod belongs to the fourth dimension. The bodies that we were talking about in the first image (the epigeios bodies) relate to the world of eternity; that is why we stated that these bodies are created when we were minerals, and then when we were plants they were evolving, then animals, and then finally humanoid. The evolution of those epigeios bodies (the protoplasmic bodies) happens in the 5th dimension; the souls going through that process of evolution are what we call the elementals of nature. In that mechanical process of evolution they develop to a certain point; after that they devolve and fall into Hell. They evolve in the surface of the earth, because this is what epigeios means, “above the surface of Gaea, but they devolve (and are disintegrated) in Klipoth, always in the 5th dimension.
The fourth dimension itself is time, related to Yesod. Time is a circle; it has a beginning and an end. In the circle of time we create the choïkos body, this terrestrial physical body that we have. We are born in time and, eventually, we will die in time and return into eternity. Eternity is another circle beyond time; it is not a straight line, as the people think. “Eternity begins here and ends nowhere.” We enter into that circle every time that we die physically; and, in accordance with the Law of Reoccurrence, we will return to a new body. So, eternity spits us out and we fall into time. Every time that we die physically, we return into eternity. But, when we finish the 108 lives that are given to us as an opportunity in this physical world to do what it is our inner Abraham wants us to do, if we fail to accomplish that, then eternity swallows you. At that point you have no more opportunities in the circle of time, and thus you enter into Klipoth. In that eternity, your (epigeios) bodies will be disintegrated in eternity; but even eternity has a beginning and an end. When the bodies are disintegrated, that circle ends, and the soul emerges from Klipoth without defects, without errors, totally clean, totally pure again onto the surface, in order to start another cycle in time. This is the process of evolution and devolution. Those that do not know Kabbalah and Alchemy think: “If you enter into Hell, it will be forever.” That would be unjust. Klipoth, hell, is a process of purification, so that the essence, cleansed of all its impurities, can once again attempt to walk the path of Initiation.
Audience: You stated that the elementals (the epigeios) eventually fall into the Klipoth?
Instructor: Yes, they do
Audience: Can you talk about the relationship between that and if you finish your 108 lives and all of your defects, your egos, your own epigeios, they are destroyed within Klipoth? It is a relationship between those two: the elementals and our own bodies and our own psyche?
Instructor: Yes, those epigeios bodies are what we call the protoplasmic bodies (emotions and thoughts) within which the psyche is bottled up. We evolve on the surface of Malkuth; we call those souls in that process elementals; they are the gnomes and pygmies of the earth, sylphs of the air etc. The humanoid kingdom is us, the level we are in now. We at this level are humanoid, not Human Beings. These are two different things. In order to belong to the Human kingdom, to be a true human being, we have to create Isaac; if we do not do that, then those epigeios bodies eventually will be destroyed, because they degenerate, they become gross.
If you see the epigeios, for instance, in the irrational animals, these are still beautiful elementals that do not know anything about good and evil. They still enjoy happiness. But, as soon as those animals enter into the humanoid kingdom and gain the intellect, reasoning, they start devolving, because instead of using the intellect in the service of God, we use it only to do evil. Our epigeios bodies right now are monsters. If we compare, for instance, the epigeios bodies of a lion and if we see it clairvoyantly, those bodies are beautiful; the level of being of that lion is very high. However, if we observe the rational animals, the intellectual animals of this world, we will see that there is no comparison: we look like monsters in comparison to the animals. All we see are epigeios bodies that believe or do not believe in God, and that think they are superior; but, if we put that humanoid in front of a lion, we will see who is superior. We invent weapons of mass destruction because we are weak, but Paul of Tarsus says that from that weakness we can create something powerful, if we enter into chastity. Irrational animals cannot do it because they do not have intellect, they fornicate, but they are not blamed, because they do not know right or wrong, they merely follow their instinct. But we have the capacity to know, to reason, to rationalize virtuous or degenerated action, and to choose accordingly; we have the scriptures, the scriptures, that we can choose to follow or to ignore.
If you want to exit this vicious circle of evolution and devolution, well, enter into the kingdom of the Human Being. And, you are here because you want to enter… well, you have the books, you know the Path. It all depends on your Abraham, because you are weak, so do not forget God. Remember God always, otherwise your destiny will be to go down, because the epigeios bodies belong to nature, to eternity, the 5th dimension. Even the choïkos bodies belong to nature. So, we have to be born again. Another question?
Audience: When you were talking about Elohim and Abraham; and you said that the root “Abra” means “creation” or “creating”; is that related to Abraxas and also to that magical word “Abracadabra”?
Instructor: Yes, they have the same root. “Abracadabra” and “Abraxas” are powerful words that hide mysteries. The Bible, which is the book that shows us all the way, is where we find all of these archetypes that show us what to follow. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob existed, but they came to represent a prototype; this is what Moses wrote in the Torah, mathematically. Jesus, Master Aberamento, represented and brought the doctrine of that beautiful archetype from Uranus, which incarnates in Adam HaRishon. But people did not understand; they think that the personality of Jesus, the Master that came 2000 years ago, will appear again and take all the people that believe in Him to heaven. That is ludicrous. “Flesh and blood doesn’t inherit the kingdom of God” says Master Hilarion: it is very clear. So, that is why we are not afraid of death; that is why we are born here in this physical world: to die. But before dying, let us work in order to take something really valuable into our psyche; at least in the first level, the psychikos bodies. Thank you very much.
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