And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
This beast with seven heads is this fornicating humanity. The ten horns are the wheel of destiny on which this beast rises up from the abyss and, turning, falls again into the abyss.
The ten crowns upon his seven heads signifies that this beast sovereignly reigns during this Age of Iron or Kali Yuga.
Nevertheless, when the wheel of destiny spins over its axis, this beast will tumble into the precipice.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
We, the brothers and sisters of the temple, saw a new symbol when we examined this wounded head of the beast that was healed.
We saw a man like unto a gorilla, filled with a malignant intelligence. This dreadful and terrible gorilla-man was steering four beasts in front of him, he himself being the fifth. These four beasts were chained and he was steering them in front of him.
We understand with this symbol that the wounded head is the perverse human being of this fifth Root Race, the human beings of the present.
This malignant race launches a fratricide and barbarian war, and is healed after being mortally wounded. This is why all the world wonders after the beast.
Certainly, also the internal bodies are wounded in the battle. However, they are healed with the help of the Masters of Medicine.
And they worshipped the dragon (Satan) which have power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?
Everybody in the world believes themselves to be civilized; they worship the beast. Everybody worships the “I,” the myself, that Satan which all of us carry inside.
People live within evilness. Everybody loves the beast, and they wallow in the mud.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
This beast has prominence during the whole Kali Yuga and is reigning with sovereignty. This beast is the great harlot whose reign is finishing.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name (with atheism), and his tabernacle (with Fornication), and them that dwell in heaven (the Saints).
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them (many initiates have fallen): and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
This entire humanity capitulated before the great beast that rose up from the abyss and that is already falling into the abyss.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
In the Koran, the Book of Life is called “Aliin,” and this contains the conduct of the just ones and Angels.
The Book of the Lost Ones is called with the name of “Syyin” among the Mohammedans.
The good and evil deeds are weighed on the scale of the cosmic justice.
Those who are not written in the Book of Life are already sinking within the dreadful abyss.
Only the Gnostic faith can save the lost ones.
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
The Law is the Law. Whatever we do we must pay for! The Saints know the Law, therefore they are patient.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, that the times of the end have arrived. So, he that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity. He who killed with the sword must be killed with the sword.
We can be saved only by entering into the Ark of Science. We departed from Eden through the door of sex, and only through that door can we enter into Eden again. Eden is the same sex.
Nobody can enter into Eden through false doors. The Law is the Law. We came out through one door and only through that door can we enter again. This is the Law.
The Magnum Opus is the science of sexual transmutation. We must make the energy of the Third Logos (the Holy Spirit) return in ourselves inwardly and upwardly. Thus, this is how we convert ourselves into Gods.
In this great work of the alchemist, the water and the oil is necessary. We need half water and half oil.
Those who despise the water fail in the Great Work, because we can only illuminate ourselves with our own spiritual oil when we have pure waters of life (accumulated semen).
What be these two olive branches, which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
These are the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. - Zachariah 4:12, 14
In synthesis, these are the two witnesses that are born from the lake. They emerge from the seminal vessels (testicles and ovaries).
The transmuted sexual energy, which is the pure golden oil, flows through these two olive branches.
Those who affirm that many paths leading to God exist and that sex is just one of them, really despise the pure waters of life. Therefore, they fail and sink into the abyss.
Verily, verily, I say unto you that in the whole of eternity, only and absolutely one strait gate and only one narrow and difficult way which leads unto light has been known. This gate and this way is sex.
Strive to enter in at the strait gate (sex); for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. - Luke 13:24
Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leads unto light, and few are those who find it. Our adorable savior Jesus Christ never said that there were many ways; He clearly and without question spoke only of one gate and only of one way (sex). (See John 10:7- 9; 14)
We, the brothers and sisters of the temple, invite you, beloved reader, to study the four Gospels. In these Gospels you will prove to yourself that only one strait gate and only one narrow and difficult way exists.
The preachers who affirm the existence of many ways leading unto God ignore that in the Great Work we need half oil and half water.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and they which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
This beast that has two horns like a lamb and that speaks as a dragon is the materialistic science of the dwellers of the earth.
Certainly, this great beast is double, because it has a mind that speaks of great wonders.
This materialistic science plays with what it ignores, and stumbles in the darkness.
This materialistic science deceives the dwellers of the Earth because of the miracles that it has power of performing in the sight of the beast (humanity). These miracles are: war missiles, space missiles, radio, television, ultra-modern airplanes, atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs which make fire come down from heaven over indefensible cities, atomic submarines, deadly rays, etc.
All of these inventions of this materialistic science, which is the beast with two horns, are the miracles with which it is deceiving all who dwell on the Earth.
Therefore, these deceived human beings worship the beast, and they say, “There is no one like unto the beast! Who is superior to this beast?”
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
The followers of this materialistic science are poisoning the multitudes with their theories. Thus, this is how the image of the beast speaks.
Those Saints who do not worship the image (theories) of the beast are killed, incarcerated, and hated. Certainly, this beast with two horns is terrible.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
The mark of the beast is the two horns on the forehead. Millions and billions of human beings already have the mark of the beast on their foreheads and in their hands.
All of these souls with the mark of the beast are lost, and since the year 1950, they have been entering into the abyss. This human evolution totally failed.
Certainly, this world is already lost, because in the worldly trade, nobody can buy or sell, save those who have the mark of the beast on their forehead and in their hands. Thus, this is how worldly trade has become.
The number of the great beast is six hundred and sixty-six, and it is the number of a man, because this is a Kabbalistic number which is broken down as follows: 6 + 6 + 6 = 18. Then, when we make the addition of the number eighteen in itself, we have the following: 1 + 8 = 9.
Nine is sex. Nine is the human being, because the human being is the child of sex.
In summary, the Eighteenth and the Ninth Arcana are contained in the number 666. The Eighteenth Arcanum is the abyss, darkness. It is sexual temptations that the initiate must fight against. The Ninth Arcanum is the Ninth Sphere (initiation).
The Gods judged the great harlot whose number is 666.
The sentence of the Gods was: To the abyss! To the abyss! To the abyss!
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