And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
We, the brothers and sisters, teach to the human being how to build the temple with this great wonder that appeared in heaven in the times of the end.
This temple must be built upon the living rock, but this rock is filled with cactuses with sharp thorns that hurt the flesh.
The Son of Man is always born from the womb of a virgin.
Our adorable Savior bleeding upon his cross taught us the secret of the woman clothed with the sun, and the Venustic Initiation.
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! - John 19:26
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! and from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. - John 19:27
The name of this disciple was John, which is a name the sound of which must be divided into five vowels in the following way: I.E.O.U.AN. John is the Word; John is the son who is always born from the womb of a woman.
What we want to say with the former statement is that only by practicing Sexual Magic can we incarnate Christ within ourselves.
We will attain the Venustic Initiation only by working with the Arcanum A.Z.F.
The Word, Christ, is always born from immaculate conceptions. The Son of Man is always the son of a Virgin Mother.
This woman clothed with the sun, crowned with twelve stars, and the moon under her feet, is any woman who has reached the achievement of the secret degree of Virgin Mother. This is the Urania-Venus, the Queen of Heaven, who being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
This tenebrous dragon turns along with the wheel of the centuries. This dragon from darkness ascended from the abyss, and with the turn of the wheel this dragon will fall into the abyss.
This dragon from the abyss is the evil of the world, the Black Lodge, the secret enemy with his terrible evilness.
We will expiate our error with the number seven. The ten horns of the dragon are the symbol of the wheel of destiny. This wheel will turn and this beast will sink into the abyss.
The times of the end have arrived, and nobody knows with exactitude how many years these times of the end will endure.
This dragon of darkness is the prince of this world. This dragon of darkness is the psychological “I”, the myself, the ego which all of us carry inside. In short, it is Satan.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Certainly, thousands of bodhisattvas have fallen during this Age of Iron. So, the dragon of darkness stands before the woman in order to devour her child. The secret enemy wants to devour us.
Nirvana has epochs of activity and epochs of profound repose.
Since February 19, 1919, Nirvana entered into activity, because the times of the end have arrived and we need help.
On February 19, at 4:00 pm, the Virgins of Nirvana began to be born. Now, millions of Virgins from Nirvana are reincarnating in order to help us.
Now, it is amazing to contemplate these reincarnated Virgins who are living as simple maidens, as humble housemaids.
This is the great wonder which appeared in heaven; this is Venus-Urania, the woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet. She was born in order to be a Virgin Mother. This degree of Virgin is the Buddhic state.
This Virgin Mother, being with child, cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered, and the dragon of darkness wants to devour her child in order to impede the incarnation of Christ within ourselves.
The Antichrist abhors the Arcanum A.Z.F., and he does not want the Christ to be born within us.
Many are called and few are chosen.
Christ is born within the heart of the human being in the long nights of winter.
The Savior is born in the manger of the world in nights of bitterness, darkness, and tears.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
This woman clothed with the sun, crowned with twelve stars, and the moon under her feet, always brings forth a man child, the Son of Man, who, in these times of the end, is very strong and must rule all nations with a rod of iron. Certainly, the Son of Man is caught up unto God and His throne.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Every Virgin Mother lives in her own wilderness, far away from the world, the demon, and the flesh.
These Virgin Mothers create for themselves their own wilderness while they live in the world.
The Kabbalistic quantity 1,260 breaks down in this way: 1 + 2 + 6 + 0 = 9. Certainly, 9 is the Ninth Sphere, sex.
The Son of Man is born from within the fire and the water of the Ninth Sphere. It is here in this Ninth Sphere where every woman who has achieved the esoteric degree of Virgin is preserved for a thousand, two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his Angels.
So, Michael and all of us the brothers and sisters of the Ray of Strength fought against the dragon of darkness and against the tenebrous legions of the Black Lodge.
This fight against the dragon and his black Angels began precisely in the year 1950.
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
These battles within the internal worlds between the legions of light and the legions of darkness have been terrible and dreadful.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his Angels were cast out with him.
The great Black Lodge and all of its left-hand adepts normally abided within the distinct atomic regions of Nature.
As of the year 1950, the great battle between the White Lodge and the Black Lodge began.
So, since the year 1950, the henchmen of Lucifer and Ariman, the followers of the Bons and Drukpas (who are the enemies of the Fourth Path), along with the Nicolaitans and the Tantric Anagarikas, have been entering into the abyss.
Certainly, the Avitchi of the Hindustani is the same abyss. This abyss is also the Klipoth of the Kabbalah. These Klipoth are atomic, tenebrous, and sublunar.
The antithesis of these Klipoth is a super-divine atom that is related with the church of Laodicea, or the lotus of one thousand petals.
We are this super-divine atom, when inwardly arriving to our final synthesis. The name of this atom is the “Ain Soph.”
This Ain Soph is our atomic star. This star shines full with glory within the Abstract Absolute Space.
The abyss is the antithesis of the “Ain Soph.” The abyss is the fatal shadow of the Ain Soph. This Ain Soph is omniscience and happiness. [See illustration on page 164].
The tenebrous of the lunar path dwell within the abyss.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before God day and night.
The accuser of our brethren is the black dragon. The accuser of our brethren stoned, poisoned, and crucified the prophets. The accuser of our brethren is the Black Lodge.
Now, the saints of the Lord will become victorious. They have defeated Satan.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they love not their lives unto the death.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Satan, full of anger, will bring the war between the East and the West.
Full of anger and knowing that he has but a short time, Satan will precipitate the atomic war.
Wars of death and dreadful cataclysms will occur in this century.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast out into the earth (and into the abyss), he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and a half a time, from the face of the serpent.
In these times of the end, the nirvanic women fly into the wilderness of their own life, far away from the face of the tempting serpent.
Many of these women become nuns for a while. The great majority of them are maids within family houses. Thus, this is how they earn their daily bread. Thus, this is how they serve with humbleness. They have the two wings of the great eagle of the Spirit and fly into the wilderness.
Certainly, these Virgin Mothers suffer the unspeakable, since for them, life in this world is a wilderness.
They complain because of lost time, since they do not find a man who wants to christify himself in this terrible wilderness.
So, they remain in their wilderness for a time, and times, and a half a time, that is to say, they remain in their job, their work, for a time (the routine of their job), and times (movements into other houses, offices, jobs) and half a time (the hour, the moment, when in the wilderness of their life, the man for whom they were waiting appears).
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
The tempting serpent of Eden tempts these women (who are symbols of the woman clothed with the sun) and try to make them sexually fall, but these Virgin Mothers transmute their creative energies and fly high with the two wings of the Spirit.
This philosophical earth—that is to say, this physical organism—swallows up the flood that the dragon casts out of his mouth, and transmutes this into light and fire.
This flood is the Universal Solvent of Alchemy, the Lapis Philosophorum, the pure gold or Summa Materia, which is also called Menstruum Universale.
This is the essence that the dragon casts out of his mouth that we must transmute in order to fly with the two wings of the Spirit as eagles of light.
Thus, this is how the Urania-Venus defends herself from the tempting serpent who made Eve-Venus sin.
There exist various types of women; let us know them:
The first, Eve-Venus, is the animalistic, instinctive, and brutish female.
The second, Venus-Eve, is the very human female, who loves when she finds a sexually passionate male who knows how to love her.
The third, Venus-Urania, is the very human, conscious woman filled with the deepest of both spiritual and human feelings.
The fourth, Urania-Venus, is the Mother of the Son of Man, the Virgins of Nirvana. This is the woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet. This woman is crowned with twelve stars, which are the symbol of the seven churches and the five senses, in other words, the twelve faculties.
Only the woman can establish justice upon the face of the Earth, because she has the power to awake the flaming fire within the man. The clue is found in the Arcanum A.Z.F.
The woman is the one who delivers the sword to man. She is the Urania-Venus with the sword in her hand.
She is before the Cosmic Scale in the Eighth Arcanum. She is the mother of the Son of Man.
She is the one who wants to bruise the head of the tempting serpent in order to tame it and raise it through the medullar canal.
Disgracefully, as Goethe said, “The law of the woeful and severe man inquires, fights, and agitates. What he needs the most is what he knows the least.”
The man (human being) needs the Arcanum A.Z.F., but he does not know it. This is what he needs the most, but this is what he knows the least.
Now we, the brothers and sisters of the temple, teach this Arcanum, but the dwellers of the Earth abhor it.
Urania-Venus is tempted by the dragon, but the dragon is defeated.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
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