The seven columns of the temple of wisdom are double and are made of burning fire. These are the seven degrees of the power of fire; these are the seven serpents. After receiving the Crown of Life, we have to raise the double of each column; these are the Seven Serpents of Light of the “I Am.”

We need to become dwellings of the Lord by means of the lighting of our candelabra of seven branches. Christ, as the child of God, as the child of Bethlehem, is born within our heart.

Uselessly Christ in Bethlehem was born
If within our heart his birth is forlorn.

His crucifixion, death and resurrection on the third day from among the dead were in vain,

Unless his crucifixion, death and resurrection, be set up within each one of us again.

The “I Am” is born within us as a small child and has to grow slowly, because nature does not make leaps.

The birth of Christ within us is the Nativity of the heart. Before Jesus, many initiates incarnated Christ. After Jesus, a few of us have incarnated Christ, and in the future many will incarnate him. Yes, the Spirit of wisdom (Ruach Chokmah-El) is constantly born in the manger of the world in order to save humanity.

Thus, Jesus Christ had to patiently lift up each one of his Seven Serpents of Light. Understand that there are Seven Serpents of Fire and Seven Serpents of Light. The ascension of each one of the Serpents of Light is a very arduous and difficult task; indeed, it is the terror of sanctity, love, and law.

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Jesus began by raising the first Serpent of Light, which is related with the physical body. Each vertebra demands difficult virtues and frightful sanctities. Thus, as the first Serpent of Light reaches each vertebra, we enter into each one of the thirty-three holy chambers of the temple. This serpent makes us kings of the abyss, which is one of the seven unutterable secrets.

The Seven Serpents of Light belong to the mysteries of faith and of Nature. These are the seven eternal Calvaries. Thus when the ascension of the first serpent is completed, the first initiation in the mysteries of faith and of Nature is attained.

When the initiate awakens the second Serpent of Light, he can then practice Sexual Magic only once a week.

Very much later in time, the initiate becomes nonsexual, in other words, he enters to enjoy the delights of love without sexual contact. Here is when we are already omnipotent gods. These are inviolable laws.

Friday is the day for Sexual Magic. This is how the Ethereal Body becomes absolutely christified with the Second Serpent and we return into Eden where Lord Jehovah welcomes us. This is how we become inhabitants of Eden.

The christified Ethereal Body is the golden body, the wedding garment of the soul. With this garment we can enter into any department of nature and travel within it in order to serve in the Great Work.

The wedding garment of the soul is crystalline like water. This is the Soma Psuchikon. It seems to be made of pure glass, and it grants us continuous cognizance. It is governed by the rays of the moon. It resembles an ineffable maiden.

The third Serpent transfigured the Astral body of Jesus, and it shone like the sun on the Mount of the Transfiguration, with the majesty of the “I Am.”

The fourth Serpent of Light christifies the mind absolutely. We then have the mind of the Lord, and when He expresses himself through this mind, we are ineffable gods who shine like Christ.

The fifth serpent converts the human will into an ineffable Christ. We then have the will of the Lord.

The sixth Serpent of Light christifies the Consciousness. We then have the Consciousness of the Lord.

The seventh Serpent of light christifies the Innermost absolutely. We then utter the seventh word; this is, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” [Luke 23:46]. We are then the ineffable, powerful, and divine Christ.

These are the seven terribly divine Golgothas. These heights are achieved by loving, by adoring our spouse. Men and women have the same rights.

These seven Serpents of Light are the Seven Seals of Apocalypse (Revelation), which only the Lamb, the “I Am,” can open. Love is the greatest happiness of the universe. Love transforms us into Christs. Gnostic homes are filled with Chastity, love, and beauty.

In the patios of the Aztec temples, many couples of man and woman remained for entire months adoring each other and sexually connecting without ejaculating their semen. This is how men and women attained realization of the Self. This is the doctrine that Christ taught in secrecy to his seventy disciples. This is the holy doctrine of the “I Am.” “I am that bread of life.” “I am the living bread.” “Whosoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day” [John 6: 48, 51, 54].

In order to become as gods, we have to ingest the flesh and blood of the “I Am.”

Nevertheless, we know that all of those “super-transcended” people of Spiritualism, Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, etc. are puffed up with such pride that they believe that everything in life is as easy as blowing glass in order to make bottles. Therefore, it will not surprise us if they will profane the revelations of this book by boasting of being “super-transcended” and alleging that they are also receiving the Crown of Life. Yes, these abusers will now increase in number everywhere, and the “Christs” will appear in bunches, a kind of “super-crowned” harvesting.

So, beware, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. - Mark 13:22, 5, 6

Moreover, false Christs will appear even within the Gnostic Movement.

There will not be a single medium-chaneller from spiritualism without the mania of boasting of having received the Crown of Life.

We, the inhabitants of the Sacred Island, give you these warnings in order for you not to be cheated by the Antichrists.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. - Matthew 24:23

With this book we initiate the Age of Aquarius, but we know that humanity is not yet prepared to understand this book. Therefore, we warn you of the danger, in order for you to not fall into the abyss of perdition. They will abuse this book worse than they did with the Bible. Therefore, seek your resplendent and luminous “I Am.” Practice Sexual Magic and sanctify yourselves totally.

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." - Matthew 24:35

Right now, your two witnesses are dead because of Fornication, but you must resurrect them. “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom” [Revelation 11:8]. When your two witnesses resurrect with Sexual Magic and when they stand upon their feet, great fear will fall upon the tenebrous ones. “And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies” [Revelation 11:5].

Now beware that when your two witnesses are dead, you do not yet possess your Christic powers, and therefore, the tenebrous ones can easily deceive you. Beware of the false Christs, beware of the Spiritualists, namely, Theosophists, Rosicrucians, Aquarianists, etc. since those people state that they follow Christ, nevertheless, indeed, they follow their “divine impostors.” They do not even know what the Christ is. Yes, none of those tenebrous ones know what the “I Am” is.

The divine Master Jesus said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life” [John 14:6], nonetheless, Spiritualists do not understand this, and instead of seeking their resplendent and luminous “I Am” within themselves, they prefer to go around following their sublime impostors—yet they allege that they are following Christ! How cynical they are!

What a muddy hypocrisy, God of mine! They abandon their resplendent “I Am” and thereafter they come with the sophism that there are many paths, and that one can reach Divinity through any path. How cynical they are! Master Jesus did not talk to us about so many paths. Jesus only said: “I Am (is) the way, the truth, and the life” [John 14:6].

The Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor

This chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor.

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