Seventeenth Arcanum of the Tarot: the hieroglyphic of this Arcanum is the Radiant Star and the Eternal Youth. A naked woman appears in this Arcanum; over the earth she is pouring the sap of universal life from two jars, one made of gold and the other made of silver. If we carefully study the esoteric context of this Arcanum, we then discover perfect Alchemy. We need to work with the gold and with the silver, with the sun and with the moon so that we can incarnate the Star; this Star has eight points.
Indeed, the star of eight points is Venus. Whosoever attains the Venustic Initiation has the joy of incarnating the Dragon of Wisdom (the Inner Christ), the seventeenth Arcanum is Hope.
The Gnostic student must be very careful with the work of the Laboratorium Oratorium. Since the betrayal of the Sanctuary of Vulcan, the doctrine of Ahriman was spread to many places; this is the doctrine of the Nicholaitans that transform human beings into disgusting sub-lunar demons.
The left-hand adepts paint their doctrine a very beautiful hue filled with ineffable and sublime mysticism. Many are the brothers and sisters of the path that have entered this tenebrous path. The basic foundation of the doctrine of the Nicholaitans consists of spilling the Cup of Hermes. These offspring of darkness ejaculate the Ens Seminis during their practices of Sexual Magic. Billions of solar atoms are lost with the ejaculation of the Ens Seminis, which are replaced by billions of atoms from the occult enemy.
After the ejaculation, the creative organs collect these satanic atoms from the atomic infernos of the human being. When such satanic atoms intend to rise through the sympathetic canals to the brain, they are downwardly precipitated by the Three Rays: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When these types of tenebrous atoms descend, they violently crash against a master atom of the black lodge that resides in the fundamental chakra of the coccygeal bone. This atomic evil entity then receives a formidable impulse which gives him power to negatively awaken the fiery serpent of our magical powers (the Kundabuffer). In such a case, the fiery serpent descends downward to the atomic infernos of the human being and becomes the Kundabuffer (the tail of Satan). This is how the human being is definitively born in the abyss as a submerged sub-lunar type of demon. Many are the students of the luminous path that have gone astray by this dark path. It is good to remember that the great Masters of the sanctuary of Vulcan fell under this subtle temptation and were converted into terrible, perverse demons.
The Narrow Door
There are many students of occultism who are convinced that many paths exist in order to reach God. There are some who affirm that three paths exist; there are others who state that seven paths exist, and some others who believe that twelve paths exist. We state that the three, the seven and the twelve are reduced to one, which is sex. We have carefully studied the four Gospels and have not found within any of the four Gospels such an affirmation, which states that there are many ways in order to reach God.
Conclusion, such an affirmation is absolutely false; indeed such an affirmation is a sophism in order to cheat those who are naïve.
Jesus, the chief of the souls, only spoke about one gate and about one strait and difficult narrow path. He never stated that there were many ways to reach God. The great Master Jesus textually stated the following:
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. - Luke 13:24-28
Therefore, anyone who states the contrary is a flat-out liar.
Indeed, those who are saved are very few, because few are those who enter through that strait, narrow and difficult door of sex. Another door does not exist; it has never existed and will never exist!
The mechanical evolution of Nature does not save anybody; time does not save anybody. It is necessary to be born again, and this subject matter about birth has been, is, and will always be an absolutely sexual matter. Thus, anyone who wants to be born again has to work with the sap of life that is contained within the two sacred cups that the naked woman of the Seventeenth Arcanum has in her two hands.
The Three Rays
It has been stated unto us that there exist three rays of the realization of the Inner Self. These three rays illuminate only one door and only one path, this is sex. The three rays are: the Mystic, the Yogic, and the Perfect Matrimony. Nevertheless, one does not advance a single step on the path of the razor’s edge (spinal medulla) without the Arcanum A.Z.F.
Yoga has been taught very badly in the Western World. Multitudes of pseudo-sapient yogis have spread the false belief that the true yogi must be an Infrasexual (an enemy of sex). Some of these false yogis have never even visited India; they are Infrasexual pseudo-yogis.
These ignoramuses believe that they are going to achieve in-depth realization only with the yogic exercises, such as asanas, pranayamas, etc.
Not only do they have such false beliefs, but what is worse is that they propagate them; thus, they misguide many people away from the difficult, straight, and narrow door that leads unto the light.
No authentically initiated yogi from India would ever think that he could achieve the realization of his Inner Self with pranayamas or asanas, etc. Any legitimate yogi from India knows very well that such yogic exercises are only co-assistants that are very useful for their health and for the development of their powers, etc. Only the Westerners and pseudo-yogis have within their minds the belief that they can achieve realization of the Self with such exercises.
Sexual Magic is practiced very secretly within the ashrams of India. Any true yogi initiate from India works with the Arcanum A.Z.F. This is taught by the great yogis from India that have visited the Western world, and if it has not been taught by these great, initiated Hindustani yogis, if it has not been published in their books of Yoga , it was in order to avoid scandals. You can be absolutely sure that the yogis who do not practice Sexual Magic will never achieve birth in the Superior Worlds. Thus, whosoever affirms the contrary is a liar, an impostor.
In each reincarnation the human being is born under a different star. A wise man stated: “I raise my eyes towards the stars that will come to my rescue; nevertheless, I always guide myself with my Star, which I carry within my Inner Self.” Indeed, such a star is always the same; it never changes in any of our reincarnations; this is the Father Star. Thus, what is important for us is to incarnate the Father Star. Behold here the mystery of the Seventeenth Arcanum. When the sap that is contained within the cups of gold and silver is wisely combined and transmuted, it allows us to attain the incarnation of the Star. Christ is the Star, crucified on the cross.
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