The Major Mysteries, a book by Samael Aun Weor

The Seven Serpents

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Mexico always presents astounding surprises. In the Museum of Aztec Culture of Mexico, there is a strange stone upon which is chiseled the figure of a decapitated man; the head of this strange personage has been replaced by seven serpents, the virile phallus of this mysterious personage is shown in a state of erection; the shape of his phallus is modestly symbolized by a palm (symbol of victory). These types of phallic symbols are abundant in both the Aztec and Mayan cultures.

A very special veneration was rendered to the serpent in the Temple of Quetzalcoatl in Teotihuacán; here we see the rattlesnake chiseled on the unconquered walls of that mysterious sanctuary.

This is the Kundalini, the igneous serpent of our magical powers that Hinduism talks to us about. On this strange stone the Aztecs teach us two things: First, the Kundalini has seven degrees of power; second, the Kundalini is totally sexual.

The Kundalini is the sum total of the seven serpents, two groups of three with the sublime coronation of the seventh tongue of fire which unites us with the One, with the Law, with the Father. This is related to the septenary constitution of the human being which Theosophy talks to us about.

Therefore, considering these issues under the light of these theosophical truths, we sustain that each organ is septuple in its internal, metaphysical constitution and our spinal column is not an exception; this is also septuple in its constitution. Seven nervous centers exist along our spinal canal; these are the seven churches to which the Apocalypse (Revelation) of St. John refers. These seven churches enter into activity with the sexual fire of the Kundalini; this is how the seven fiery serpents respectively open the seven churches in each of our seven bodies.

The Kundalini’s sexual fire awakens with Sexual Magic; yes, in the union of the phallus and the uterus is found the key of its power, on condition that the sacred wine (exiohehari) is never ejaculated, not even a single drop.

Ancient Aztecs practiced Sexual Magic in order to awaken the Kundalini. Couples of man and woman underwent entire months caressing and loving each other and even in sexual connection within the sacred patios of their temples; however, they knew how to control their animal ego in order to repress seminal ejaculation. Thus, this is how they transmuted their pure waters of life into seminal vapors, and these vapors were transmuted into Christic energies. Then, these Christic energies were bipolarized into solar and lunar currents which ascended through Ida and Pingala.

When the solar and lunar atoms make contact in the coccygeal bone, the Kundalini, or Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, awakens.

Seven serpents are represented in the figure of the decapitated man: The first serpent belongs to the physical body; the second serpent to the Ethereal Body; the third to the Astral Body; the fourth to the Mental Body; the fifth to the Body of Willpower; the sixth to the Body of the Consciousness; the seventh to the Innermost, our real inner Being. These are the seven portals of initiation. These seven serpents rise in a successive order; these are related to the first seven great Initiations of Major Mysteries.

We exited Eden through the door of sex and only through that door can we enter once again; other doors do not exist. Eden is sex itself.

The seven serpents grant us power over the earth, water, air, the universal fire of life; over the Tattvas of the ether.

The seven serpents awaken within us telepathy, intuition, the occult ear, clairvoyance, intuitive vision, and omniscience. The seven serpents transform us into Gods.

The figure of the decapitated man found in the Museum of Mexico is a remarkable treasure of ancient wisdom.

Love is the foundation of practical magic. Thus, in the Aztec temples, men and women adoring each other awakened Quetzalcoatl, the sacred serpent, the terrible igneous serpent of our magical powers.

Our destiny is to love, our destiny is to adore; there is nothing in the world that can overcome the force of love. When two beings (male and female) adore each other, intellectual theories are forgotten, thus, it is better to love than to read, yes, the ardent kiss of a man and a woman who love each other has more power than the theories of spiritualist schools. When a man and a woman unite sexually in a trance of love, they have the power to awaken the Kundalini and to open the seven churches of their spinal column; even the Gods are children of a trance of love. Blessed be love. The one who has never loved does not know anything about life. The flame of the spirit must be enlivened with the power of love. For this we must kill the animal ego.

In the beginning we must be intensely sexual, thereafter we must renounce sex. In the beginning we have to develop powers, thereafter we have to renounce them. Some people do not understand the former statements and act awkwardly, as when someone want to take part in a horse race without having a horse, or if they have it, they want to begin the race facing towards the rear of the horse instead of its head; yes, some wretched people understand everything in reverse; in other words, they want to renounce sex without first having awakened the sacred fire or they want to renounce powers without first having acquired them. How foolish they are; renouncing to something that they do not have, yet, they are incapable of renouncing to what they have.

Indeed, this path is very difficult; this is the path of the razor’s edge. Understand, that only the one who has become christified can renounce sex, and only the one who is already prepared to enter into the Absolute can renounce his powers. Yet, the pseudo-Theosophist, pseudo-Rosicrucian Aquarianists, etc., do not understand this.

Jesus Christ said, “I Am the way, the truth and the life.” [John 14:6] Yet, people do not understand this.

People are not concerned with their resplendent “I Am,” because instead of seeking within themselves, they prefer to go after impostors; yes, instead of seeking their resplendent “I Am” within themselves, they become henchmen of mystical thieves who disguised themselves as Christs. They follow bandits who disguise themselves as saints, who exploit them and lead them to the abyss. This is how people are, how foolish they are: they despise their “I Am the way, the truth and the life.” What an unwise behavior: they disregard their “I Am” in order to follow the wicked, nonetheless, they say that they are seeking the truth.

Understand, that when Jesus said, “I Am the way, the truth and the life,” when he said “I Am,” he was not addressing his persona, since to self-proclaim his own person is more than ludicrous, it is unwise. Thus, to think of Jesus in this manner is beyond stupidity. The Master taught to us through the phrase “I Am” that the Inner “I Am” is the only way. Thus, through this phrase He did not talk to us about many ways in order to reach the truth, but only one; in none of the four Gospels do we find him showing us many ways. He only said, “I Am the way, the truth and the life.”

Let us then enter the strait and narrow path that leads to light; that door is sex.

We met a terribly mystical wretched old woman, who looked at sex with repugnance, as something vulgar, dirty, and gross; she considered herself to be totally chaste and pure. When we studied her Satan (her Guardian of the Threshold) in order to know her purifications, we were surprised and had to defend ourselves, since her Satan attacked us in a horrible manner. The sexual appetite of that wretched soul was terrible; what happens is that the body of that sick old woman was no longer functional for her passionate satisfactions, that was all.

Many state, “Sex is vulgar, I am chaste and pure, I am very spiritual; I am no longer enticed by the lewdness of sex,” etc. Yet, when we examine the Satan of those “super-transcended mystics,” we verify that those souls are filled with a terribly suppressed sexual appetite. Satan is very robust and strong within the fornicators.

Only those who manage to ride the donkey, only those who tame the beast, are capable of transforming their Satan into a beautiful child filled with beauty. But we have to ride the donkey; we must practice Sexual Magic, to really face the beast in order to tame it and overcome it; this is the only way to attain chastity.

So, those wretched souls who look at sex as something repugnant, what they are really doing is defending their Satan, keeping it fat, robust, and strong. Indeed, when these type of male and female mystics return to reborn in new physical bodies, they get involved in the most horrible carnal passions.

Of what use is to boast about being an ineffable mystic if within us Satan is huge, robust, and strong, and waiting for opportunities to satisfy its passions? This is like the devil celebrating Mass.

Therefore, let us work with our seven serpents; let us Christify ourselves; and only when we become as Gods, then we will go beyond the sexual act. Then, we will enter into the Heavenly Jerusalem riding the donkey; then we will really be chaste because we will have killed the beast.

So, chastity is the foundation of sanctity. However, some most-holy sanctimonious pseudo-masters of many orders of Aquarius are fornicators and adulterers. They have been the cause of many broken marriages; naturally these hypocrites of Aquarius keep silence about this, why do they keep silence about it? Indeed, we should not put our nose into what is not our business; nonetheless, we must never hide crimes because we become accomplices of crime, and many preachers of Aquarius hide their crimes while publicly preaching doctrines that must be examined. We must examine the fruits of all preachers; we must not hide our crimes, all cases are fruits that must be carefully examined:

“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” - Luke 12:2, 3

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” - John 8:34

Christ said, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” - Matthew 7:16 Thus, the fruits of the tenebrous ones are tenebrous, like the tenebrous one who left his wife and his children and told another tenebrous one, “Here I leave you my wife; you can use her if you wish.” Can such a man be an initiate? Can men who take communion and perform such things be initiates? Can a school lead by a sanctimonious hypocrite be of a white order?

Generally, these pseudo-masters and henchmen abandon their wives and children; thereafter, they declare themselves “Saints of Aquarius.” Hence, upon which moral bases do these Aquarian devotees stand in order to boast of being white initiates?

The Major MysteriesThis chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor. The print and ebook editions by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization) are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.

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