The following text is transcribed from oral instructions given by Samael Aun Weor to a student. It is published in a book called Sacred Rites for Rejuvenation (2012) from Glorian Publishing.
The Sanskrit word yantra implies “restraint” or “firm support,” and can literally be translated as “machine, instrument.” The word yantra has different implications depending upon which tradition is using it.
In Hinduism, this term yantra is usually used in Hindu Tantra (esoteric teachings) in reference to mystical diagrams or forms utilized in meditation.
In Buddhism, yantra refers to a series of bodily movements taught in Buddhist Tantra to specially prepared students. The Indian Tantric Master Padmasambhava and his student, a Tibetan scholar and monk named Vairochana, are credited with establishing Buddhism in Tibet (especially Dzogchen) in the eighth century A.D., as well as setting the foundations for Tibetan medicine and a highly sophisticated series of physical and energetic exercises called “Yantra Yoga” (Tibetan: ‘khrul ‘khor) whose purpose was to establish a strong foundation for spiritual development. Today, these exercises are practiced in some of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, but kept only amongst the initiated. As Samael Aun Weor said, some of these exercises have been described publicly, but in an incomplete form.
The true Yantric exercises have some relationship with Hatha Yoga (now very popular in the West), Chi Gung, and various martial arts, all of which originated with the intention of keeping the physical body fit enough to withstand the intense demands of spiritual development. Clearly, Hatha Yoga and the martial arts have largely forgotten their spiritually-focused roots, the evidence of which is their complete inability to awaken the consciousness of their practitioners. The exercises described in this book, however, are very different, and when practiced faithfully, can awaken the consciousness and provide many other essential benefits.
Among the Tibetan Buddhist schools, there are several variations and lineages of Yantra Yoga. The exercises taught in this book are drawn from but not identical to those traditions. As stated herein:
“These rites are not the exclusive patrimony of anyone. There are some monasteries in the Himalayas and in other places where these rites are practiced, mainly in a monastery that is called “The Fountain of Youth”...
“I obtained some data from the mentioned monastery, which I know very well, and other data from other schools in India that I also know very well.” - Samael Aun Weor
These exercises have been known by various names, notably called by Gnostic students “the Tibetan rites” or “the lamasery exercises.” It is important to note that the term “lamasery” did not originate in Asia, but was invented by Westerners. Samael Aun Weor used the term as was conventional at the time he was teaching. However, in the spirit of continual improvement that he followed, and with respect to the tradition from which these exercises are derived, we prefer not to perpetuate the use of the term. Therefore, in this book we have exchanged the misnomer “lamasery” for the more accurate and appropriate term “monastery.”
It is necessary to know that in our human body, in our cellular organism, we have some chakras that we can qualify as specific, special for our organic vitality. They are like vortices through which Prana, life, enters into our organism. They are, namely:
So, these are the seven basic chakras [related to organic vitality; there are additional chakras in the organism]; again, these are important for the vitality of our physical organism since through these chakras, the life, Prana, penetrates into our Vital body, which is the seat of all organic activity.
For example, the laryngeal chakra maintains a close relation with the prostatic; this is why what we say, our words, must be carefully weighed. Likewise, we need to carefully avoid making very low or shrieking sounds when we speak; i.e., if we carefully observe decrepit old people, we can easily verify that when they speak they emit sounds that we could perfectly call shrieking; these sounds corrupt their sexual potency, or accurately indicate impotency. The same occurs with sounds that are too deep or cavernous; these also corrupt the sexual potency. Therefore, the male’s voice must remain within its normal range; likewise, the woman’s voice must not be too low or shrieking, because this corrupts her sexual potency due to the intimate relationship between the larynx and the sexual center.
The former statement could be challenged since the woman does not have a prostate; true, she does not have a prostrate, yet she has a chakra related to her uterus, and this plays a very important role in her body, as important as the prostatic chakra in the man. In the woman, we could call this chakra the uterine chakra, and we already know the importance of the uterus in the woman.
After this short preamble, and as a matter of information, for the benefit of our Gnostic brothers and sisters we are going to narrate something of great significance.
It so happened that sometime ago in India, lived an English colonel who was about seventy years old. He was retired from active military service and had a young friend.
The colonel heard about a monastery of lamas that existed in Tibet where old people become young, in other words, where many who arrived old left young. The method to accomplish this is something that I will transcribe later in a precise manner for all of you. At this moment I only want to explain how these six rites make it possible to bring back youth, which was the concern of the English colonel.
First of all, we must always seek to be in good health, because a healthy body is good for everything, withstands everything, and responds at all moments so that we can demand from it our material and spiritual work.
So, the first thing, as I already stated, is to cure the body and to maintain its resistance throughout our entire lifetime. Therefore, we must maintain it in good condition, because what can one do with a sick body? It is obvious that an esotericist, an initiate, must never be sick; illnesses and tormenting problems are for people who are not on the real path, is it not so? Indeed, those who are on the path should neither be decrepit nor sick, this is clear.
Therefore, this is why there is a series of very important esoteric exercises; i.e. much has been stated in esotericism, in Kundalini Yoga, about the Viparita Karani Mudra, likewise about the dancing dervishes or whirling dervishes. In Pakistan, in India, etc., the dervishes know how to execute certain marvelous dances in order to awaken certain faculties, powers, or chakras. Thus, it is urgent to know all of this if we want to have a youthful body and to develop the chakras. Therefore, let us study this series of exercises.
Young people do not appreciate the value of youth because they are young, yet old people do appreciate the treasure of youth. Thus, with the practices of the six rites that we will demonstrate, an old person can rejuvenate; in other words, if the person is old, he or she can recapture their youth. It is clear that if the person is young, he or she can remain young by means of these rites.
Any person can cure his pains with these exercises; among them, we will show here the Mayurasana; the kneeling position; the table posture that is shown in some sacred ruins, etc.; these are a synthesis of esoteric exercises, documented in India, Persia, Pakistan, Turkey, Yucatan, Mexico, etc.
I have read some of the publications out there; regrettably, they do not teach the fully equilibrated formula as it should necessarily be. Therefore, what I am going to teach to all of you is very important and it must be very well taught in South America and to all the brothers and sisters of the Gnostic Movement, so that old people can become youthful again; Gnostics who are seventy years old can, for example, become as if they were thirty-five or forty years old.
Some will question why I do not look younger. I will answer them that it is simply because I was not interested in preserving this physical body, but now, as I was informed that I could conserve this body for an indefinite time in order to initiate the Age of Aquarius, it is obvious that for this reason I have to practice these exercises.
Sometime ago I read a publication that had these rites in it; this was sent to me from Costa Rica. Notwithstanding, these rites are not the exclusive patrimony of anyone. There are some monasteries in the Himalayas and in other places where these rites are practiced, mainly in a monastery that is called “The Fountain of Youth”; however, even though many exercises are practiced there, I did not find the complete documentation of these exercises in the above-mentioned publication.
I obtained some data from the mentioned monastery, which I know very well, and other data from other schools in India that I also know very well.
When one takes the trouble of traveling a little through Turkey, Persia, Pakistan, etc., then, one can learn something about the dancing or whirling dervishes, etc. We need to reflect a little about what being on one’s knees symbolizes, since when one is a child, one unconsciously practices certain exercises.
Now, I am going to continue the very intriguing narration that I read in that publication, which is the very interesting story of that English colonel that I am going to write in detail so that all of you can have an exact and complete idea about the benefits that are acquired with the exercises that I am teaching here.
In the above-mentioned magazine, they wrote of the case of that seventy-year-old English colonel, who learned in India of the existence of a monastery in Tibet where people could rejuvenate. He invited a friend to come along with him. Yet, since his friend was young, obviously, he did not listen; the young man would have thought why should he go in search for a place to rejuvenate since he was already young.
On the day of the wretched old-man’s departure, his young friend—as is to be expected—laughed a great deal when seeing the wretched seventy year old man with his cane, bald head, a few white hears, very old, traveling towards the Himalayas in search of youth. In the mind of his young friend the following thoughts arose: “How funny is this old man: he already lived his life and wants to live it again.” Thus, he saw the old man leaving and the only thing it caused in him was laughter.
Interestingly, after about four months, the colonel’s young friend received a letter from the old man in which he was informed that the colonel was already on the track of the monastery called “The Fountain of Youth.” This, of course, caused only laughter to the young man; thus this subject-matter lingered.
Then, indeed, four years later, something happened which was no longer a laughing matter. Someone presented himself at the house of the young man and knocked at the door. Thus, the young man opened the door and said, “At your service; what can I do for you?”
The visitor, who appeared to be a man about thirty-five to forty-years old, answered, “I am colonel so-and-so.”
“Ah...,” said the young man, “Are you the son of the colonel who left for the Himalayas?”
The visitor answered, “No! I am the colonel himself.”
The young man answered, “That is not possible; I know the colonel; he is my friend. He is an old man and you are not old.”
The visitor answered, “I repeat: I am the colonel who wrote you a letter four months after my departure. In it I informed you that I had found the way to the monastery.”
Thereafter, the visitor showed his documentation to his young friend; indeed, his young friend was astounded.
What is intriguing about this is that during his time in the Himalayas in that monastery called “The Fountain of Youth,” the colonel saw many youths with whom he established friendships. There was not a single old man in that monastery; everybody was young. He was the only old person; all the others were people between thirty-five and forty years of age. However, after a while, when he had become very good friends with many of them, he discovered that all of them were more than one hundred years old. In other words, all of them surpassed his age, but none of them appeared as an old man. Obviously, the colonel was astounded, and thus he dedicated himself to the discipline of that monastery and succeeded in re-conquering his youth.
Well, I read the entire story in that publication which they sent me. Nevertheless, I personally know that monastery: I have been there; it is a very large building with immense courtyards. The males work in one courtyard and the female initiates in another. The female initiates in that monastery are not only Tibetan women, but English, French, German, and women from other European countries.
I have known since ancient times all the exercises that are taught in that monastery. I.e.:
I have long known the whirling movements of the Mohammedans; these dances constitute part of the esoteric aspect of Mohammedanism and are practiced—as I already stated—by the whirling dervishes.
As far as the kneeling position is concerned, that belongs to the special technical movements of esoteric mysticism.
As for the table posture, this is found in Yucatan.
As for the position which some call the lizard posture —which is an exercise meant to reduce the abdomen—it is documented in Hindustan, in Kundalini Yoga, and is simply called Mayurasana.
The laying position with perpendicular legs (upward feet) has abundant documentation. This has always been known as the Viparita Karani Mudra; we find it in many sacred texts.
Likewise, the famous Vajroli Mudra, which is useful for sexual transmutation for bachelors and bachelorettes; Vajroli Mudra also helps a great deal those who work with the Sahaja Maithuna.
Many publications have been printed concerning this series of exercises, yet they are not the exclusive property of any person, and as I stated, few are those who know the esoteric part of them. I know the esoteric part of them, not merely because of what might be said in the mentioned publication from Costa Rica, or the many others publications that we have read and which have published these exercises, but because I have known them since a very long time ago.
Indeed, I have known these rites practically since Lemuria. For example, I practiced the Viparita Karani Mudra intensely when I was reincarnated on the continent Mu or Lemuria, thus I know practically how very important this is.
Let us now enter into the practical aspect of this matter; let us teach to the brothers and sisters of international Gnosticism everything that I deliver from the Patriarchal Headquarters of the Gnostic Movement in the capital city of Mexico. It would please me very much if all of you learn these six rites that I am going to teach.
Indeed, I am going to teach you six rites; understand that these are not merely physical calisthenics, no! These are RITES practiced by the lamas who work in that monastery called “The Fountain of Youth.” They use a prayer rug, which is a small rug on which they perform these rite-exercises; on it they lie down, they kneel, they sit, etc.
Meditation and prayer correspond with each posture or sadhana; in other words, when they change a rite-posture, they intensify their meditation and prayer on any of the mystical aspects, in accordance to what they are beseeching for.
The Divine Mother Kundalini is the central focal point of each sadhana. Thus, when we are performing these exercises, we must be in perfect concentration and prayer; we are beseeching, begging to the Divine Mother for our most urgent necessity. Through Her, we can ask of the Logos. She intercedes for us before the Logos. She pleads with us. She begs for us. She has great power, thus we beg to Her, the Divine Mother, to intercede for us before the Third Logos, so that She may beseech to the Logos for healing, for the awakening of our consciousness, the awakening of any chakra, etc.
Each position is different and each implies an intensification of our prayer, our petition, our pleading, our begging.
In these exercises of meditation, concentration, and pleading, we may very well ask our Divine Mother to invoke, by Her own will, Her divine husband, the Third Logos, the very sacred Holy Spirit. We already know very well that the husband of the Divine Mother is the Holy Spirit.
It is necessary to beg and to intensely beseech our Divine Mother so that She may, in turn, beg and beseech Her divine husband to heal us, and to relieve us from any illness or pain that is afflicting us; this way, She will concentrate in the Logos, Her husband, the Arch-hierophant or Arch-magus (as He is named) so that He may come and heal this or that sick organ that is hindering the rendering of our work.
In these moments, we must identify ourselves as being one with the Logos, with the Holy Spirit and, in a tremendous, imperative way, we command the sick organ saying:
Be healed! Be healed! Be healed!
Work! Work! Work!
We must talk to the organ with true faith, with energy, with courage, since it has to unavoidably be healed.
We must definitely be concentrated on each cell of the sick organ, on each atom, on each molecule, on each electron of the sick organ, and commanding it to work, to be healed, to be cured, while being profoundly concentrated on the Logos, completely identified as being one with the Holy Spirit, who in those moments is performing the cure, the healing of the sick organ. Thus, in this way, the organ will have to be healed, it will have to be cured; this is obvious.
Therefore, it is commendable for each person to learn how to cure himself. Thus, through the strength of the Holy Spirit, we are able to cure ourselves; we are able to cure any illness. This problem of going around sick is very depressing, very painful, and those who walk on the path, as I have already stated, should not have the basis for being sick. So, these exercises develop the chakras and, on the other hand, they heal our organism.
Very important chakras exist, i.e. the one on the occipital, which is a door through which many forces enter into our organism; the frontal is another door through which vital forces penetrate into the organism, when their chakras are developed. The larynx, as I have already stated, has an intimate relationship with the prostatic chakra, which is the one related with both sexes, the male and the female; thus, the prostatic/uterine as well as the larynx are very important for the health of our organism. Another is the chakra of the liver: as you know, the liver is a true laboratory; we must develop the hepatic chakra in order for the liver to correctly function, because when the liver is functioning well, sequentially the organism also functions well.
There are also chakras of the knees; there are two, one on each knee, and these are vital for the human body. These vortices of strength must intensively spin in order for life—Prana, health—to enter into the human body.
Standing on their feet, the students extend their arms from side to side, forming the shape of a cross. Thereafter, they begin to turn around, to spin their body from left to right clockwise.
It is clear that the chakras will also spin with some intensity while performing this rite-exercise, and after some time of practice.
Let us imagine that we are standing in the center of a large clock; thus, we spin clockwise, this is, in the same direction of the needles of the clock, until completing twelve turns; it is clear that some will begin with few turns, yet the day will arrive when they will completely perform all the twelve turns.
We must whirl around with the eyes open, yet when we finish our turns, we must close our eyes in order to not fall, since we will be a little woozy according to the number of turns we are be able to perform. Thus, one day we will be able to perform the complete exercise of twelve turns. Students will keep their eyes closed until the dizziness has disappeared.
Meanwhile, they will keep their prayer, their pleading, and imploration to their Divine Mother so that She may plead and beg Her divine husband to grant us the healing of any particular sick organ. The student must be totally identified as being one with the Logos while intensely asking the Divine Mother for Her intervention on behalf of the student before the Logos.
We have to spin clockwise from left to right, because amongst the mediums (chanellers) of spiritualism, their chakras turn counterclockwise, from right to left, meaning in a negative way, and that way is useless. We, Gnostics, are not mediums or anything of the sort. Thus, we must develop our chakras in a positive manner.
Therefore, the system that I am teaching to all of you is marvelous, because it allows the development of the chakras and the healing of illnesses. All of the following rite-exercises complement each other.
We must start performing the exercise in a practical manner while concentrated on our Divine Mother Kundalini; our feet must be together in military style, firm, arms extended from side to side.
Thereafter we begin to spin from left to right, while intensely asking for what we most need, above all, for the healing of the organ that may be sick. Thus, subsequently we may ask for our chakras to spin. It is clear that if we rotate clockwise, from left to right, in the same way as the needles of a clock that is seen, not on you, but in front of your sight, the chakras will rotate positively. Therefore, turn around and around at the rhythm that you consider convenient. Twelve turns is what is mandatory; however, if after you complete twelve, you want to continue up to thousand, well, that is up to you.
During the turnings that we are performing, we must be concentrated on our Divine Mother Kundalini, asking Her to call the Holy Spirit, thus imploring Him to heal us, begging the Logos to cure us. Moreover, we must open the sick organ by pronouncing unto it:
The former mantra appears in the book One Thousand and One Nights. People think that such a book contains, after all, simply very beautiful tales. They do not pay attention to that mantra. Nevertheless, “Open Sesame” is an authentic mantra. So, command the organ to open so that the healing vital energy will enter into you through it; thus, this is how the force of the Holy Spirit penetrates into the sick organ. It is clear that the organ becomes healed with the force of the Third Logos. Notwithstanding, we must execute all of this with much faith, much faith, and much faith.
Now, after your spinning exercise has finished, open your eyes. Lie down on the floor on your back—in other words, facing upwards—legs stretched out with your heels together, your arms also stretched but horizontally, extended from side to side so that you make the form of the cross with your body, looking upwards towards the ceiling of the house.
Here, you intensify your concentration; you intensify your meditation on the Divine Mother Kundalini, begging Her, imploring Her, to cure the sick organ that you want to heal. Likewise, at that moment, those who are not asking for healing can ask for any other necessity, such as the elimination of any “I,” any psychological defect or the development of any psychic power, etc. We have the right to ask, since this is the purpose of these exercises.
Thus, while lying down on your back on the floor, we supplicate and intensify our prayer, our petition, completely identifying ourselves as being one with the Third Logos. Therefore, the second position is to lie on the floor in the shape of a cross. We now know how to supplicate and ask in this position [see figure 2].
You have made your petitions while lying down in the shape of the cross; now raise your legs perpendicularly until they are in a vertical position. Here, it is no longer necessary to keep your arms extended and forming the horizontal line of the cross. So, move them so that with your hands you help to sustain your legs by holding them at the back of your knees, making sure that your legs are as vertical as possible without raising your buttocks from the floor, or more clearly stated, your waist must be very well placed on the floor, resting on the floor.
This is what in the East is called the Viparita Karani Mudra. In this position, all the blood flows towards the head. It is precipitated towards the cranium so that determined areas of the brain can be set to work, likewise in order to fortify the senses, to fortify our eyesight, since it is necessary to have good eyesight, a good sense of smell, touch, hearing, and taste, etc.
We must remain in this posture for some time, while intensifying our petition to our Divine Mother Kundalini, begging her, beseeching her to help us to attain, with the help of her divine spouse, the benefit, the healing, the faculty, the disintegration of any defect, etc., that we need.
Well, after some time with this posture, after having supplicated to the Divine Mother to bring you the Third Logos and after having totally identified yourself as being one with Him so that He may heal you or may awaken a particular faculty, etc., you finish the exercise.
Understand that before anything else, we must go to the practical aspect, since these exercises are also effective for the awakening of our chakras and as I have already stated, through them the Gnostic Arhat can enter the path of the awakening of consciousness. You already know the dance of the dervishes, the Viparita Karani Mudra, and the posture of the cross; remember that with our imagination we must open the sick organ by imperatively commanding it:
Open Sesame! Open Sesame! Open Sesame!
Comprehend that in each rite-exercise we must beseech our Divine Mother Kundalini so that She can plead to the Holy Spirit in Her sacred language. He can assist us and heal us of this or that sickness, according with the necessities we each have, etc. Thus some will ask for healing, others for the awakening of this or that power, others for the annihilation of this or that defect, etc…
Again, these rites are not merely physical aerobics, but six methods of prayer. It is a distinct system of healing and rejuvenation through prayer.
The lamas practice these six rites on a prayer mat; it can be a mat or a carpet or whatever we want to call it. There are so many words and each country has many names in order to name objects or things, and it is clear that one is forced to use different terms so that people may understand.
Naturally, with much patience, slowly, we have to become accustomed to these exercises. Thus the day will arrive when we will perform them easily. These are not meant to be done all at once, no!; we must condition our organism slowly, little by little, in order to perform these exercises better until they are performed correctly. As far as conditioning the body is concerned, some may take days, others weeks, other months, others years.
These rite-exercises are not for citizens of a particular country either. They are for all the Gnostic citizens of the world. I do not understand why people are bottled up within that which is called “patriotism.” They do not understand that “my country” and “your country” are the same country. People have divided the earth into parcels and more parcels and have placed a flag on each parcel, and chiseled a few statues for their heroes; they have filled the frontiers with savage hordes who are armed to the teeth, etc. Regrettably, this is what they call “my country.” It is very sad that the earth is divided into many parcels. The day in which the Earth will have to change will arrive; unfortunately, such a change on this planet is very difficult; thus, only after the great cataclysm will this planet be converted into one great country... Nevertheless, now let us limit ourselves to the exercises that I am teaching you.
Now, kneel on the floor towards the east, that is, place yourself on your knees, towards where the sun rises and bow down your head a little: only a little, not too much… afterwards you must perform three Pranayamas as follows:
Shut your left nostril by placing the index finger of your right hand on it, then inhale air through the right nostril; after the inhalation, close both nostrils with the index finger and the thumb; hold your breath for a few seconds, then uncover only your left nostril and exhale all the air through it. Now keep the right nostril shut with your thumb on it while inhaling the air through the opened left nostril, then press both nostrils again with the thumb and index finger. Repeat this exercise two more times until you complete three inhalations and three exhalations through each nostril; understand that these three inhalations and exhalations are equivalent to three complete Pranayamas.
Remember to use only the index finger and the thumb exclusively from the right hand, and that is it. You close one nostril with one finger while inhaling through the opposite nostril, then you close both, and uncover the opposite nostril, etc. It is a back and forth kind of play that you perform from one nostril to the other, that is, when you close one, you uncover the other and vice versa.
Once you have finished your Pranayamas, lower your head again and enter into prayer to the Divine Mother Kundalini Shakti, beseeching to your Devi Kundalini for what you need, etc.
Now, while in the kneeling position, backwardly incline your body, making an acute angle with it while keeping the kneeling position. Your arms must be kept straight touching the body lengthwise. Incline your body backwardly as far as you can and keep that position for few seconds, while begging, beseeching, imploring to the blessed Mother Kundalini, to intercede for us before the most sacred Holy Spirit so that the benefit we are requesting, whether for healing or any other purpose, can be granted to us.
This exercise is performed in a considerably short time because it is strong or difficult to execute, yet it is very good in order to make the body more agile and to burn some toxins. What is important is to perform it as best we can.
Remember very well that in each exercise, it is necessary to beg, to intensely beseech, to even cry if necessary, in order for our Divine Mother to call upon the Third Logos in order to heal any given sick organ for us.
Remember that She is the mediator, the one who can invoke the Logos who is Her divine spouse, the most sacred Holy Spirit, Shiva, as He is called in the East, the Arch-hierophant, the Arch-magi, the First Begotten of Creation, the Swan of living plumage, the white Dove, the immortal Hiram Abiff, the Secret Master, whom we all committed the error in the past of murdering; yes, we murdered him when we committed the original sin. This is why we need to resurrect Him from among the dead, and exclaim with all the forces of our heart: The King is dead; long live the King!
Now perform the following position: sit on the floor, place your hands backwardly on the floor and stretch your legs so that the trunk of your body that is somewhat backwardly inclined, is resting on your hands, your heels together, yet the tip of your feet opened like a fan, and your head and eyes looking forward. Here, we once again make our petition, our supplication, with much faith and devotion to our Divine Mother.
Now, in order to execute the following exercise, let us bend our legs a little until the soles of our feet are placed on the floor. Then we must elevate our buttocks and our belly or abdomen, so that our body is in the position of a table; our knees, abdomen and face must form one straight, horizontal line.
Our face must remain looking upwardly towards the ceiling of the house. The body must be supported by the hands and the feet, thus forming, as I already stated, a human table [see figure 7]. While in this position, we must intensify our imploration and supplication to our blessed Mother Devi Kundalini, asking her to invoke her divine husband, the most sacred Holy Spirit, so that he can come and execute the cure we need. This has been explained to you several times, but it is good to insist upon it so that you do not forget that these rites are not just something physical; they are something different. Thus, each exercise needs imploration and supplication in order to be complete. Understand that exercise and supplication must be equilibrated.
Before studying the rite-exercise called Mayurasana, let us now repeat exercise #4, but here it will be number 8. So, it is necessary to perform again three Pranayamas. I repeat, these are already explained in exercise #4.
Then, after having performed the three Pranayamas (which at this point will be exercise #8), we place our body in the position of a lizard; this is why Mayurasana is also called the posture of the lizard.
Many people used to practice the lizard posture, precisely in order to eliminate their bulging abdomen, in other words, what we call the belly, or that horribly inflated and unhealthy abdomen filled with fat.
The ninth exercise is performed by executing motion between two positions:
First Position: hold the body like a lizard as follows: hold your body up with straight arms by placing the palms of your hands on the floor; stretch your legs back and straight, and sustain the rest of your body on your feet, your tiptoes, with your face looking forward. The back, neck, buttocks, legs, and heels must maintain a straight line, just like a lizard.
Second Position: while keeping your arms and legs straight, lower your head, tuck it to your chest as much as you can, and lower the knees, legs and abdomen. Thereafter, repeat this movement: downwards, upwards, downwards, upwards, etc.
Here, we implore to our Divine Mother to activate all of our chakras.
When lowering the head and tucking it below the chest as much as we can, we must also lower the knees, legs and abdomen together, without moving the hands and feet from their initial position, then we rise to the position of the ninth exercise, then we lower to the position of the tenth exercise, up and down, up and down, etc…
From the tenth position of the Lizard, where we have our head well tucked under our chest, without moving our hands and keeping our arms in a straight position and keeping our head well tucked underneath our chest as much as we can, with straight legs, we advance few short steps forward, until our body becomes a human arc.
Resting on our hands and feet and with the head well tucked underneath our chest, forming a perfect human arc, we must enter into prayer, asking, begging, beseeching, as I have already taught you, to our Divine Mother for what we most need; underneath your body cars and carriages can pass through, since it is forming a type of human arc.
Now, after having prayed for a while in the arc position, we bend our knees a little in order to lower our body, and then lift our hands from the floor; we get up, in other words. We stand straight up on our feet, thus finishing with the exercise.
Remember that with this position of the human arc, just as we have shown it, we make the blood to rush towards the head and the lymph to cleanse and irrigate all the cranial zones.
All of these are very special exercises that help to terminate with the belly or paunch; I do not know why people love to maintain their bulging stomachs filled with fat: ironically they call it “the curve of happiness.” We must never have our stomach filled with fat. Understand that with this exercise, we say goodbye to our potbelly.
Now let us learn the Viparita Karani Mudra in a special manner in order to rejuvenate the body. The Viparita Karani Mudra as an twelfth exercise is as follows: Lie down on your back on the floor with your buttocks and legs against a wall, that is, raise your legs and place them in a vertical position against a wall. For this posture place your buttocks and legs very close to the wall while your lower and upper back rests on the floor; hands and arms rest on the floor parallel to the body.
This exercise is special in order to perform a great work that can only be executed by the most sacred Holy Spirit, within our organism.
In our brain we have a moon that makes us the most lunar beings in this world; thus, for the reason that the moon is in our brain, our actions are negative and lunar. On the other hand, we have a marvelous sun in the umbilical region (solar plexus). Thus, from the time we exited paradise, the luminous sun that was in the brain was transferred to the umbilical region (solar plexus) and the cold moon went up to the brain.
Therefore, understanding that we have this alteration in our organism, while we lie down in that position, we beg to the most sacred Holy Spirit to execute a transplantation within us: that is, to transfer the moon from our brain and to settle it in our umbilical region, and to simultaneously transfer the luminous sun from our umbilical region (solar plexus) and to settle it in our brain.
It is clear that it is essential to practice the Viparita Karani Mudra incessantly, constantly, permanently, just as we are showing it, and to beg, plead, beseech the Holy Spirit to grant us the grace of making this mutation, that is, to place the moon that we have in our brain in our umbilical region and to transfer the sun that we have in our umbilical region to our brain.
This is a labor that only the Third Logos can perform, and the Viparita Karani Mudra is the precise, necessary posture for it. We must profoundly implore and beseech, while concentrating on the Third Logos, so that He may come and perform the transplantation of the moon to the umbilical region and the sun to the brain.
This Viparita Karani Mudra is a truly marvelous rite in order to attain the rejuvenation of the physical body. To re-conquer everlasting youth is urgent and necessary, since the body should remain young and vigorous in any initiate who marches upon the path of the razor’s edge.
Whosoever achieves the performance of the Viparita Karani Mudra straight for three hours will defeat death and will re-conquer everlasting youth. Nevertheless, we must begin by performing for no more than five minutes at a time, and thereafter we increase the time gradually, slowly, patiently; for instance, increase it by one minute daily.
For those who aspire for the rejuvenation of their body and for the healing of all sickness, here we give them this marvelous formula: the Viparita Karani Mudra. Understood?
So, in the Viparita Karani Mudra we ask the Third Logos for the rejuvenation of our physical organism or to heal us from any malady or sickness, to replace the old cells for new cells, etc. Start with five minutes and add progressively one minute every day until reaching the maximum of three hours. It is evident that in order to achieve the three hours, a long time is necessary, maybe several years of constant practice, yet those years of constant practice are equivalent to defeating death by means of the famous Viparita Karani Mudra.
“The esoteric Viparita Karani teaches scientifically how the Hindu yogi, instead of ejaculating his semen, raises it slowly through concentration in such a way that a man and woman can eliminate the animal ego while united sexually. The esoteric Viparita Karani teaches how, through concentration, the “yogi slowly raises the semen, in such a way that man and woman can attain Vajroli. As stated in the Viparita Karani: “This practice is the most excellent one, the cause of liberation for the yogi; this practice brings health to a yogi and grants him perfection.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
We are now entering into the study of the sixth rite that is precisely the Vajroli Mudra, which is the rite related with the transmutation of the sexual energy, which is the finest type of energy that is generated by the physical organism; it is, better said, the subtlest force with which the human body works.
The human vehicle has certain very fine channels through which the sexual energy circulates; this energy cannot circulate through other channels, because when the sexual energy bursts into other channels, it is clear that a catastrophe takes place. The sexual energy is a wonderful, explosive force that we must learn how to direct wisely, if we truly want the inner realization of the Being.
Indubitably, the Vajroli Mudra is a very special rite for bachelors and bachelorettes, even though it can also aid married people. Specifically, we can say that with the Vajroli Mudra the bachelors and bachelorettes have a fundamental system in order to sustain themselves in Brahmacharya—that is, in chastity.
Man and women who do not have spouse must sustain themselves in Brahmacharya—of course, until the day in which the bachelor acquires his priestess and the bachelorette her husband.
Many bachelors and bachelorettes would like to fulfill their sexual functions here, there, and everywhere with different partners—that is, to fornicate—yet, that is prohibited for the aspirants to the Adepthood. Bachelors and bachelorettes who truly aspire to reach the Adepthood cannot mix sexually with different partners, because by doing so they violate the Law—that is, they break the Sixth Commandment of the Law of God.
Celibates must firmly maintain themselves in Brahmacharya until their spouse arrives to them, and it is not possible for them to maintain their Brahmacharya if they do not know how to transmute their sexual energy.
Whosoever wants to learn how to transmute the sexual energy must know in depth the Vajroli Mudra, since if they do not know it, they do not know, because they do not have the science for sexual transmutation.
Vajroli Mudra has—among other things—an advantage especially for bachelors, in spite of being unmarried, to preserve their sexual potency—that is, not to lose their virility. Normally, an organ that is not used becomes atrophied; if one ceases to use one hand, then that hand becomes atrophied; if one ceases to use a foot, then that foot does not work anymore. Likewise, if one ceases to use one’s creative organs, then they simply become atrophied and the man becomes impotent; then, such a man is already marching with a deficiency.
Fortunately, with the Vajroli Mudra bachelors can preserve their sexual potency for their entire life. However, I am not saying, and I clarify this, that an individual can create the superior existential bodies of the Being with the Vajroli Mudra; no! I am not making these types of affirmations. Neither am I stating that with the Vajroli Mudra one can attain the inner realization of the Being. Whosoever wants to attain inner realization has to work in the Forge of the Cyclops—this is clear.
It so happens that with the Vajroli Mudra one is only working with a single force; in the case of the man, he works with the masculine force, and in the case of the woman, with the feminine force, and nothing else. In order to create the superior existential bodies of the Being, something more is necessary; it is required to work with the three forces of nature and the cosmos: the masculine force (in the man), the feminine force (in the woman), and the neutral force (that in the sexual act conciliates the masculine and feminine). As I have already stated, the masculine force is the Holy Affirmation, the feminine force is the Holy Negation, and the neutral force is the Holy Conciliation. It is clear that in order for creation to occur the three forces are necessary; this is why the Sahaja Maithuna is indispensable in order to create the superior existential bodies of the Being.
Common and ordinary people do not have the astral, mental, and causal bodies because such bodies have to be created, and they can only be created by means of the Sahaja Maithuna or Sexual Magic. Nevertheless, I repeat, the Vajroli Mudra serves the bachelors since they do not have wife, and bachelorettes since they do not have a husband, and it also helps the couples that are working with the Sahaja Maithuna, because it helps them to sublimate and transmute their sexual energy. Therefore, the Vajroli Mudra is very useful for bachelors and bachelorettes and for married couples. Well, now after this explanation, I am going to teach the technique of the Vajroli Mudra.
Standing in a steady position, looking forward, place your hands on your waist with your thumbs towards your lower back—thus making with your arms the shape of a jar’s handles—then inhale air until totally filling the lungs. Next, put the palms of your hands on top of your thighs and incline your body forward—not towards the sides nor backwards, but forward as when one is assuming a reclining position or making a profound prostration—thus, continue lowering the palms of your hands little by little until reaching your knees. As you bend, simultaneously you must exhale the air, so that when you are already touching your knees your lungs are completely empty of air.
Once in the leaning position, we are prepared to continue the sequence of the exercise. Here, still, we have not inhaled the air: our lungs are completely empty. Now, we continue the exercise by raising the hands in the direction of the creative organs—yet, we must not fill the lungs with air—now we perform a massage on the prostate, so that the vibration touches the prostate and the transmutation of the sexual energy is performed; we must perform a massage not only on the prostate, but we must also perform a massage with firmness upon the sexual organs. Then, as soon as we perform the massage over the creative organs, we must slowly raise the body to an upright position; thus, we straighten the body while our feet remain united and firm on the floor. Now, with the body straight, we place the hands on the waist, thus with the arms making again the shape of a jar’s handles.
Once we have performed the massage and have placed the hands on the waist, we inhale until filling our lungs with air, and sublimate the sexual energy to the brain through the channels Ida and Pingala. Then, we exhale slowly and repeat the same procedure three times.
Regarding the massages over the prostate/uterus and the sexual organs, there are three types:
It is obvious that for men a strong massage on the prostate and sexual organs produces the erection of the phallus, this is clear, this is how it is; this is why the third type of massage is advisable for bachelors. Thus, when the phallus is erected, the transmutation of the semen into energy is produced, which one raises to the brain.
Regarding married men, the first or second types of massages are convenient for them, nothing else; rather, the first type is more than enough since they have a wife and of course they bring the phallus to a complete erection by means of the Sahaja Maithuna.
So, here I have taught you what in the East they call Vajroli Mudra.
In the case of women, the Vajroli Mudra is the same, with the difference that women must perform the massages over their left and right ovaries and over their feminine organs—to be more precise, over the vagina or yoni. This is how the transmutation of the sexual energy takes place in women.
The same applies to the married woman, although she does not need a strong massage, only a soft one; bachelorettes need a little stronger massage in order to produce the transmutation of their sexual energy; it is necessary that that energy raises to the brain.
Therefore, it is necessary to have a great force of willpower during the Vajroli Mudra; no lustful thought must cross the mind of the student. It is necessary to control the senses; it is necessary to subjugate the mind.
When one practices the Vajroli Mudra, one needs to be concentrated on the Divine Mother Kundalini, or on the Third Logos. If one is concentrated exclusively on the sexual organs and forgets the Divine Mother and the Third Logos, then one does not sublimate the sexual energy, and one goes against the Cosmic Law.
Moreover, take into account that if the human being does not have enough purity in his thoughts, he can degenerate himself and become a masturbator. For the impure and masturbators will be the abyss and the second death, where only weeping and gnashing of teeth are heard.
Therefore, the Vajroli Mudra is for completely chaste men and women who truly are willing to follow the path of absolute chastity.
The strong—very strong—Vajroli Mudra can only be practiced once a day, and for this it is necessary for the individual to be very serious and respectful of their own body; this for bachelors and bachelorettes, since a married man does not need to practice a strong Vajroli, because he attains erection with his priestess wife. Likewise, a woman who has a husband does not need to practice strong Vajroli, because she transmutes her energies with her husband. Therefore, married couples must perform extremely soft massages during the practices of Vajroli; what one is aiming is to elevate that subtle and delicate creative energy to the brain.
In the case of a married man, it is enough, as I already stated, for a slight massage on the prostate and sexual organs; likewise for the married woman, a slight massage on the ovaries and the uterus. A very subtle and smooth massage does no harm in any way, thus it is possible to practice a slight massage whenever we work with the six rites taught in this book, without the slightest damage. Thus, this is how the sexual energy is constantly, incessantly sublimated, and used for our regeneration.
I am therefore, speaking in a very clear manner so that you can understand me. This system as I have taught it to you here is the Tibetan system. I repeat that it is necessary to perform it with purity and without lust, nor evil, passional thoughts; otherwise, if the students misuse these teachings, then the sword’s edge turns against them and they can tumble into the abyss.
So, I believe that the Gnostic brothers and sisters have understood the purpose of the Vajroli Mudra. Again, I am not tired of repeating that this is the most practical and precise system of sexual transmutation for bachelors and bachelorettes.
After teaching the practice of Vajroli Mudra, I must state the following: The fatal antithesis of the Vajroli Mudra is the horrifying, impure, and abominable vice of masturbation. Those who practice masturbation sink into the abyss in order to suffer the second death, because of the crime of having had profaned their own body, because of having—with their perverted deeds—insulted and profaned the Holy Spirit, the Third Logos.
Therefore, be very careful, brothers and sisters who practice the Vajroli Mudra, of not falling into the abominable and repugnant vice of masturbation. The Vajroli Mudra is something very holy, very sacred; a tremendous chastity, a great sanctity, an enormous love to the very sacred Holy Spirit and the Divine Mother Kundalini are required in order to practice it.
I must also clarify that I am not stating here that with the Vajroli Mudra one is going to awaken the Kundalini, or that one can create the superior existential bodies of the Being; no! The Vajroli Mudra only transmutes the semen into energy, and that is all.
It is already clear that in order to awaken the Kundalini it is necessary to have the cooperation of the three forces of nature and the cosmos, as we already stated, but it is worthwhile to remember it once again so that you may record it very well in your minds. The first force is the Holy Affirmation, the second force is the Holy Negation, and the third force is the Holy Conciliation; the latter unites and conciliates the other two. Therefore, the Kundalini can only be developed by means of Sexual Magic or Sahaja Maithuna—in other words, with the cooperation of the three forces. The man has the positive force, the woman has the negative force, and the Holy Spirit conciliates both; thus, the Divine Princess Kundalini awakens with the fusion of the three forces.
The superior existential bodies of the Being cannot be created with a solitary force. The man has one force: this is the Holy Affirmation. The woman only has the negative force: this is, the Holy Negation. It is only possible to perform creation with the union of the three forces: the positive or masculine, the negative or feminine, and the neutral that coordinates and mixes both.
Transmutation is always indispensable, since it is an organic and fundamental necessity.
Well, it was necessary to have spoken clearly on this aspect, since the Vajroli Mudra—which is a marvelous system for transmutation for bachelors and bachelorettes—is practiced, for instance, in India, in Tibet, and in that monastery named “the Spring of Eternal Youth.”
So, the objective of this system is to elevate the creative energy to the brain. In other words, this is how we seminally nourish the brain and this is how we cerebrally nourish the semen.
The term Vajroli Mudra comes from Sanskrit vajra, “thunderbolt, lightning, diamond, adamantine,” and mudra, “mystical seal.” In various Asian traditions, the term refers to practices in Hindu and Tibetan Yogas, albeit with an incredible amount of variation and even opposing uses. Some vajroli techniques (such as the one taught by Samael Aun Weor) are positive and valuable, but most of those known to the public are degenerated, ranging from useless to dangerous.Readers may also be surprised to discover that the Vajroli Mudra technique taught by Samael Aun Weor does not correspond to the versions known by aficionados of Eastern mysticism. It is in the interest of the student to meditate on the disparity, and consider well how reliable and sincere a source of knowledge the general public (or even the so-called experts in Tantra) may be, especially those who make their living from their “expertise.” One such popular technique, taught widely in many different schools of Tantra, is briefly described by Samael Aun Weor:
“It causes us great horror to know that the tenebrous black magicians of the Drukpa clan (those who are dedicated to the fatal and horrible black tantra) ejaculate the seminal liquor during their practices of black magic. These black magicians have a fatal technique that enables them to reabsorb the spilled semen. Such a technique is known as black vajroli. This practice is completely negative; therefore we do not even want to explain the procedure. We know that there exist many people with very weak mentalities, who could easily be led into practicing such horrible black tantra. Karma would then fatally fall upon us. The spilled semen is mixed with feminine “verya” (feminine semen) and afterwards it is re-absorbed. Thus, it is horribly recharged with atoms of the secret enemy. These are satanic atoms that are collected from the atomic infernos of the human being. The inevitable result of this black tantra is the descent of the serpent towards the atomic abyss of Nature. This is how the human personality ends. It is definitely disconnected from its Divine Spirit. The human being is then transformed into a demon.
“The Arcanum A.Z.F. (Oordhvarata) was practiced within the ashrams of ancient India. At that time, yogis were prepared for sexual magic with the white vajroli. Unfortunately, the brothers and sisters of the temple committed scandalous acts, which discredited sexual magic. The Gurujis then pulled the curtains of esotericism shut, and the Arcanum A.Z.F. was forbidden.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
Obviously, the Vajroli Mudra technique taught in this book belongs to the Tantra of chastity and is directly opposed to the Vajrolis taught in the Tantric schools of fornication, whether in the East or the West, which are very popular and widespread in these dark times.