- Written by Samael Aun Weor
The great Hierophant Jesus Christ told Nicodemus,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
It is necessary to be born of water and the spirit in order to be able to enter the kingdom of esotericism, the magis regnum.
It is urgent to be born again in order to have the full right to enter the kingdom. It is urgent to become Twice-born.
This matter of the Second Birth was not understood by Nicodemus nor has it been understood by all Biblical sects. It is necessary to have studied comparative religions and have the key of the Arcanum A.Z.F. if we truly want to comprehend the words of Jesus to Nicodemus.
The different Biblical sects are fully convinced that they really comprehend what it means to be born again, and they interpret it in the most various ways, but certainly, even if they possess much Biblical erudition and document one verse with another, and try to explain one verse with another, or other verses, the reality is that they do not understand it if they do not possess the secret key: the Arcanum A.Z.F.
Nicodemus was wise, he knew the holy scriptures profoundly and yet, he did not understand and said,
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, the great Kabir then gave Nicodemus a Mayan type of answer,
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.
It is clear that the one who does not have information other than that of the dead letter, the one who does not understand the double significance of the Biblical verses, the one who has never known the Arcanum A.Z.F., interprets these words of the great Kabir in his own way with only the information that he possesses and believes that, with his sect’s baptism or something similar, the problem of the Second Birth is already resolved.
For the Mayans, the Spirit is living fire and they say,
We must unite what is above with what is below, by means of the water and fire.
Hindu Brahmins symbolize the Second Birth sexually. In their liturgy, a large golden cow is constructed and the candidate for the Second Birth has to pass through the hollow body of the cow three times, by dragging himself, exiting through the vulva, and thus he becomes consecrated as a true Brahman-Dwipa, or Twice-born: once of his mother and second by the cow.
It is in this manner that the Brahmins symbolically explain the Second Birth taught by Jesus to Nicodemus.
We have already stated in preceding chapters that the cow represents the Divine Mother, but the interesting thing is that the Brahmins call themselves Twice-born and their Second Birth is sexual, born of the cow and exited from within her womb through the vulva.
This matter is very thorny and the lunar race mortally hates it; they prefer to kill the cow and then insult everyone who talks about the mysteries of sex and the Arcanum A.Z.F.
The Brahmins are not Twice-born, but symbolically they are. The Master Mason is not truly a Master, but symbolically he is.
The interesting thing is to reach the Second Birth, and this problem is one hundred percent sexual.
Whosoever wants to enter into the land of the fourth dimension, into the Jinn valleys, mountains, and temples, into that kingdom of the Twice-born, must work with the rough stone, chisel it, shape it, as we would say in Masonic language.
We respectfully need to lift that marvelous stone that separates us from the land of the One Thousand and One Nights, from the land of marvels where the Twice-born live happily.
It is impossible to roll the stone, lift it, if we have first not given it a cubic shape with the chisel and the hammer.
Peter, the disciple of Jesus Christ, is Aladdin, the marvelous interpreter, authorized to lift the stone that closes the sanctuary of the great mysteries.
Peter’s original name is PATAR with its three consonants P.T.R., which are radical.
- P: reminds us of the Father who is in secret, of the Paters of the Gods, our Fathers or Phitaras.
- T: the Tau, the Divine Hermaphrodite, the man and woman sexually united during the act.
- R: this letter is vital in the INRI; it is the sacred and terribly divine fire, the Egyptian RA.
Peter, PATAR, the illuminator, is the Master of Sexual Magic, the generous Master who always awaits us at the entrance of the terrific path.
The religious cow, the famous Cretan Minotaur, is the first thing that we find in the mystical subterranean tunnel which leads to the Earth of the Twice-born.
The Philosopher’s Stone of the old medieval alchemists is sex and the Second Birth is sexual.
Chapter VIII of the Laws of Manu states,
A Kingdom inhabited above all by Sudras, full of impious men and deprived of Twice-born inhabitants, will totally perish rapidly, attacked by hunger and disease.
Without Peter’s doctrine, the Second Birth is impossible. We Gnostics study the doctrine of Peter.
Infrasexuals, degenerated people, mortally hate the doctrine of Peter.
Many are the sincerely mistaken ones who believe that they can attain Self-realization by excluding sex.
Many are those who speak against sex, who insult sex, who spit out their entire defamatory dribble in the sacred sanctuary of the Third Logos.
Those who hate sex, those who say that sex is gross, unworldly, animal, bestial, are the insulters, those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.
Whosoever pronounces himself against Sexual Magic, whosoever spits his infamy in the sanctuary of the Third Logos, will never be able to attain the Second Birth.
The name of Sexual Magic in Sanskrit is Maithuna. Peter’s doctrine is the Maithuna and Jesus said,
Thou art Peter (rock), and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The key of the Maithuna is the black lingam inserted into the yoni, attributes of the God Shiva, the Third Logos, the Holy Spirit.
In the Maithuna, the phallus must enter the vagina, but the semen must never be ejaculated or spilled.
The couple must withdraw from the sexual act before reaching the spasm, in order to avoid the spilling of the seminal liquid.
Restrained desire will transmute the seminal liquid into creative energy.
The sexual energy ascends up to the cerebrum. This is how the cerebrum is seminized; this is how the semen becomes cerebrized.
The Maithuna is the exercise that permits us to awaken and develop the Kundalini, the igneous serpent of our magical powers.
When the Kundalini awakens, it ascends along the medullar canal of the spinal column.
The Kundalini opens the seven churches of the Apocalypse of Saint John. The seven churches are situated on the spinal column.
The first church is Ephesus and corresponds to the sexual organs. The sacred serpent coiled three and a half times sleeps within the church of Ephesus.
The second church is Smyrna, located at the level of the prostate; it confers upon us the power over the waters.
The third church is Pergamus, located at the level of the navel; it confers upon us the power over the fire.
The fourth church, Thyatira, is located at the level of the heart and confers upon us the power over the air and many other powers, such as voluntary unfoldment, the Jinn’s power, etc.
The fifth church is Sardis, located at the level of the creative larynx; it confers upon us the power of the magical ear, which permits us to listen to the voices of the superior worlds and to the music of the spheres.
The sixth church, Philadelphia, is located at the point between the eyebrows and confers upon us the power to see the Internal Worlds and the creatures that inhabit them.
The seventh church is Laodicea. This marvelous church is the lotus of one thousand petals located in the pineal gland, in the superior part of the cerebrum.
Laodicea confers upon us the powers of polyvision, with which we can study all the mysteries of the Great Day and the Great Night.
The sacred fire of the Kundalini successively opens the seven Churches, as it slowly ascends along the spinal canal.
The igneous serpent of our magical powers ascends very slowly according to the merits of the heart.
When the solar and lunar forces of the sexual energy make contact in the Triveni, near the coccyx at the base of the spinal column, they have the power of awakening the sacred serpent in order for it to ascend along the spinal canal.
The sacred fire, ascending along the spinal column, has the form of a serpent.
The sacred fire has seven degrees of power. It is urgent to work with the seven degrees of the power of fire.
Sex, in itself, is the Ninth Sphere. The descent to the Ninth Sphere was, in the ancient mysteries, the maximum ordeal for the supreme dignity of the Hierophant.
Buddha, Jesus the great Kabir, Hermes, Zoroaster, Mohammed, Dante, etc. had to go through this maximum ordeal.
Many are the pseudo-esoteric and pseudo-occultist students who, upon reading occult or pseudo-occult literature, would like to immediately enter the land of Jinn marvels, into the bliss of continuous ecstasy, etc.
Those students do not want to understand that in order to be able to ascend, one must first descend.
It is necessary to first descend into the Ninth Sphere; it is only in this way that we can ascend.
The magisterium of fire is very long and tremendous. If the student commits the mistake of spilling the cup of Hermes, he loses his prior work, and the igneous serpent of our magical powers descends.
All the esoteric schools mention five Initiations of Major Mysteries. Those initiations are very intimately related with the magisterium of fire.
The sacred fire has the power of fecundating the sacred Prakriti of the Initiate.
We have already stated this and we will repeat it again: the Prakriti is the symbolic five-legged sacred cow.
When the Prakriti is made fertile within the Initiate, the Solar Bodies are gestated within her womb by the action and grace of the Third Logos.
The solar race, the Twice-born, have Solar Bodies. Yet ordinary people, humanity in general, belong to a lunar race and only have lunar bodies (bodies of a lunar type).
Pseudo-esoteric and pseudo-occult schools mention the Theosophical septenary, the internal bodies, but they ignore that those vehicles are really protoplasmic, lunar bodies.
The laws of evolution and devolution are contained within those protoplasmic, lunar bodies of intellectual animals.
The protoplasmic, lunar bodies are certainly the common property of all the beasts of nature.
The protoplasmic, lunar bodies are derived from a remote mineral past and they return to the mineral past because everything returns to its original point of departure.
The protoplasmic, lunar bodies evolve to a certain point, which is perfectly defined by nature, and then initiate their devolving return to the original point of departure.
In the mineral past, the virginal sparks, the Monadic waves, caused the emergence of protoplasmic bodies, with which the mineral elementals, the gnomes or pygmies, garbed themselves.
The entrance of the mineral elementals into the evolution of plants produced a change in the protoplasmic bodies.
The entrance of plant elementals into the irrational animal evolution provoked, as is natural, new changes in the protoplasmic, lunar bodies.
Protoplasm is always subject to many changes, and the entrance of the animal elementals into wombs of the intellectual animal species gave these lunar bodies the aspect that they now have.
Nature needs the intellectual animal mistakenly called a human, just as he is, in the state in which he now lives.
The entire evolution of protoplasm has the creation of these intellectual machines as the objective.
Intellectual machines have the power of picking up the cosmic energies of infinite space, unconsciously transforming them, and then automatically transmitting them to the interior layers of the Earth.
Humanity in its entirety is an organ of Nature, an indispensable organ for the planetary organism of the Earth. When any cell of that vital organ (humanity) is too perverse or fully completes his time of one hundred and eight lives without having produced fruit, it ceases to be born so as to precipitate its devolution into the Infernal Worlds. If someone wants to escape from that tragic law of protoplasmic devolution, he must create the Solar Bodies for himself through tremendous super-efforts.
In all the elements of Nature, in every chemical substance, in every fruit, exists its corresponding type of Hydrogen, and the Hydrogen of sex is Si-12.
The fire, the Fohat, fecundates the Womb of the five-legged sacred cow, but it is only with the Sexual Hydrogen Si-12 that the Solar Bodies are formed, are crystallized.
Within the seven notes of the musical scale, all the biological and physiological processes are carried out, and the final result is that marvelous elixir called semen [sexual energy, regardless of gender].
The process is initiated with the note Do from the moment in which the food enters the mouth, and continues with the notes Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La, and when the musical Si resounds, the extraordinary elixir called semen is already prepared.
The Sexual Hydrogen is deposited in the semen and we can move it on to a second superior octave Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti, through a special shock.
This special shock is the sexual restraint of the Maithuna. The second musical octave causes the Sexual Hydrogen Si-12 to crystallize in the extraordinary and marvelous form of the Solar Astral Body.
A second shock of the Maithuna causes the Sexual Hydrogen Si-12 to move on to a third superior octave Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti.
The third musical octave will originate the crystallization of the Sexual Hydrogen Si-12 in the magnificent solar form of the legitimate Mental Body.
A third shock will move the Sexual Hydrogen Si-12 to a fourth musical octave Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si.
The fourth musical octave will originate the crystallization of the Sexual Hydrogen in the form of the Body of Conscious Will, or Causal Body.
The one who already possesses the four Solar Bodies (known as the physical, Astral, Mental, and Causal bodies) is afforded the luxury of incarnating the Being in order to become a True Human Being, a Solar Human.
Normally, the Being is not born, does not die, nor does it reincarnate, but when we already have the Solar Bodies, we can incarnate the Being; thus, this is how we indeed are able To Be.
Whosoever knows, the word gives power to; no one has uttered it, no one will utter it, except the one who has the Being incarnated.
Many Gnostic students will ask themselves why we do not mention the Vital Body and why we only count four bodies, excluding the Vital; the answer to this question is that the Vital Body is merely the superior aspect of the physical body.
In the Third Initiation of Fire, the Solar Astral Body is born. In the Fourth Initiation of Fire, the Solar Mental Body is born. In the Fifth Initiation of Fire, the Causal Body, or Body of Conscious Will, is born.
The only objective of the five Initiations of Major Mysteries is the fabrication of the Solar Bodies.
In Gnosticism and esotericism, one understands that the fabrication of the Solar Bodies and the incarnation of the Being are known as the Second Birth.
The Solar Bodies gestate within the womb of the Prakriti. The Being is conceived by the deed and grace of the Third Logos, within the womb of the Prakriti.
She is a virgin before childbirth, in childbirth and after childbirth. Every Master of the White Lodge is the child of an immaculate virgin.
Whosoever attains the Second Birth comes out of the Ninth Sphere (sex).
Whosoever achieves the Second Birth remains totally prohibited from having sexual contact again, and that prohibition is for all eternity.
Whosoever attains the Second Birth joins a secret temple, the temple of the Twice-born.
The ordinary intellectual animal believes that he is a Human Being, but in reality he is mistaken, because only the Twice-born are true Human Beings.
We knew a Lady-Adept of the White Lodge who fabricated her Solar Bodies in merely ten years of very intense work in the Ninth Sphere. That Lady lives with the angels, Archangels, Seraphim, etc.
By working very intensely in the Ninth Sphere without allowing oneself to fall, one can carry out the work of fabricating the Solar Bodies in ten or twenty years, more or less.
The lunar race mortally hates this science of the sacred cow and instead of accepting it, prefers to find escape routes and justifications with flashy and hypocritical phrases.
The red-capped Bons and Drukpas, the black magicians, practice Black Tantra [Editor’s Note: the author later clarified this statement. Read Drukpa in the Glossary]. They ejaculate the semen during the Maithuna; it is in this manner that they awaken and develop the abominable Kundabuffer organ.
It is urgent to know that the Kundabuffer organ is the tempting serpent of Eden, the sacred fire projected downwards, Satan’s tail, whose root is in the coccyx. The abominable Kundabuffer organ fortifies the lunar bodies and the ego.
Those who live postponing the Second Birth for future lives end up losing this opportunity, and once the one hundred and eight lives expire, enter the Infernal Worlds, where only crying and the gnashing of teeth are heard.
Diogenes sought a Man with his lantern in all of Athens and did not find him. We must seek the Twice-born, the true men, with the lantern of Diogenes. They are very rare to find.
Many pseudo-occult and pseudo-esoteric students abound who say they want to attain Self-realization, but since they are lunar, when they get to know this science of the Ninth Sphere, they become outraged. They curse us, they launch against us their entire defamatory dribble and, if we were in the times of Esdras, they would immolate the sacred cow, saying, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”
The road that leads to the abyss is paved with good intentions. It is not only the perverse who enter the abyss; let us remember the parable of the sterile fig tree. The tree that does not put forth fruit is cut and cast into the fire.
Magnificent students of pseudo-occultism and pseudo-esotericism also live in the Infernal Worlds.
Scorpio is a very interesting sign. The poison of Scorpio mortally wounds the enemies of the Maithuna, the puritanical insulters who hate sex, those who blaspheme against the Third Logos, the perverse fornicators, the degenerated ones of infrasexuality, homosexuals, masturbators, etc.
Scorpio governs the sexual organs. Scorpio is the house of Mars, the planet of war, and in sex is the root of the great battle between white and black magicians, between the solar and lunar forces.
The lunar race mortally hates everything that has the flavor of the Maithuna (Sexual Magic), White Tantra, the sacred cow, etc.
The natives of Scorpio can fall into the most frightening fornication, or totally regenerate themselves.
In practice we have been able to verify that the natives of Scorpio suffer a lot in the first half of their life and even have a love that causes them great bitterness, but in the second half of their life, everything changes; their luck noticeably improves.
The natives of Scorpio have a certain tendency towards anger and vengeance; they forgive someone with great difficulty.
The women of Scorpio are always in danger of remaining widows and going through many financial needs during the first part of their lives.
The men of Scorpio suffer much misery during the first half of life, but, due to experience, they improve the second half of their existence.
Scorpios are ambitious, reserved, frank, and energetic.
The natives of Scorpio are true friends, sincere, faithful, capable of sacrificing themselves for friendship; but as enemies, they are very fearful, vengeful, and dangerous.
The mineral of Scorpio is the magnet. Its stone is the topaz.
The exercise of Scorpio is the Maithuna, and is not only practiced during Scorpio but all the time, continuously, until achieving the Second Birth.
However, we must warn that one must never practice the Maithuna two consecutive times in the same night. It is only permitted to practice once daily.
It is also urgent to know that one must never force one’s spouse to practice the Maithuna when she is sick, or when she is menstruating, or in the state of pregnancy, because it is a crime.
The woman who has given birth to a child must wait for forty days (after childbirth) before she can practice the Maithuna again.
The Maithuna does not impede upon the reproduction of the species, because the seed always passes to the womb without the need of spilling the semen. The multiple combinations of the infinite substance are marvelous.
Many are the students of occultism who complain because they fail, because they suffer seminal discharges, because they do not succeed at avoiding seminal ejaculation. We advise those students to do a short exercise of five minutes every Friday (if the case is very serious) or a short exercise of five minutes daily (if the case is not that serious). After one year with these short exercises (of five minutes) of the Maithuna, one can lengthen them by five minutes more for the following year, and by the third year one can practice for fifteen minutes daily. In this manner, little by little each year, one can lengthen the amount of time of the exercise of the Maithuna until becoming capable of practicing for one hour daily.
This chapter is from Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology (1967) by Samael Aun Weor. It is included in the print and ebook editions of Practical Astrology by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization), which are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.