When the cosmic night of the Lunar period had passed, the universe condensed into a nebula, as referred to by Laplace. It was the beginning of this physical-chemical epoch in which we presently live.
Nature recapitulated all of the former cosmic periods, which are allegorically described in Genesis:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” - Genesis 1:1-2
Those were the times of Laplace’s nebula, during which the Earth recapitulated the Saturnian epoch.
Then, the molecules of the dark heat nebula entered into friction under the powerful impulse of the lost word of the Creator, and that nebula ignited and became luminous.
That was the Hyperborean epoch, during which the solar atoms from the Solar epoch entered into activity. Our Earth was an igneous globe filled with the wisdom of the fire, and with the light that the fire produces. Thus, the Archangels (who were the human beings of the Solar epoch) were the beings who lived within that fiery globe. They expressed themselves with all of the plenitude of their wisdom.
“And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.” - Genesis 1:5-8
Here the Bible continues in reference to the recapitulation of the Solar period. Moisture was generated by the contact of that igneous globe with the surrounding interplanetary regions, which were cold. Enormous clouds were condensed, gravitating back to the source of heat in the form of rain; enormous seas and wells were formed, incessantly boiling upon the fiery globe. Thus, the clouds separated the waters of heaven from the waters of the fiery globe:
“And God said, let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He seas; and God saw that it was good.” - Genesis: 1: 9-10
The incessant boiling of the water wells surrounding the fiery core finally caused encrustation, and dry land appeared upon the surface of the fiery globe. Thus, the word of the Creator was accomplished when He said, “and let the dry land appear... And God called the dry land Earth.” This is how the first terrestrial crust called Lemuria was formed.
During that Lemurian epoch, the Earth recapitulated the Lunar period because the following law in life exists: before initiating its new manifestations, Nature has to recapitulate all of its former manifestations.
Therefore, whosoever wants to objectively know all of the evolving processes of humanity has to observe the human fetus from its very conception. Within the maternal womb, the human fetus recapitulates the whole metamorphosis of the human body from its very ancient origins.
The human body is nothing other than a scale of our igneous serpent. Thus, the solar universe is only a scale of the serpent of the Solar Logos of this Solar System.
When the serpent abandons the scale, the scale is disintegrated (this igneous serpent is the Kundalini, referred to in the chapter entitled The Staff of the Patriarchs).
The Mountain of Juratena
In Colombia there is a very high mountain named “Juratena.” This mountain is situated in the Vasquez territory, state of Bocaya. It is at the shore of the broad and profound waters of a river named Minero.
The peasants say that the mountain is “enchanted.” They tell the most ancient traditions about it. They say that when it is going to rain they feel the noise of enormous rocky boulders that roll towards the abyss, and when they want rain, it is enough for them to light the mountain with fire in order to have rain in abundance.
These peasants do not care a bit about the commentaries of scientists regarding these matters. As Goethe has stated, “Every theory is grey, and only the tree of the golden fruits of life is green.”
These peasants narrate that the summit of this mountain is accessible through some high steps of rock that were carved by very ancient hands. One of these peasants told the author of this current book how when drawing near to these millinery high steps, he was stopped by a rain of rocks thrown by invisible hands. He was close to perishing under the rolling weight of a gigantic boulder, which almost squashed him.
Another peasant explored the base of the mountain while following the course of the broad and profound waters of the river. He happened upon enormous boulders of granite that were bathed by the boisterous waters of the river, and then he found a gigantic temple inlaid within the living rock. This peasant tried to enter into the temple through the central door (since this gigantic temple had three doors), but he found himself surrounded by many serpent skins. Consequently, he flew away, terrified. Later on, he returned to this place in order to see the temple, yet he did not find anything. That temple had disappeared, as if it had been swallowed by those gigantic rocks.
I, Samael Aun Weor, visited that temple in my Astral body. The Masters who dwell there welcomed me with open arms. They led me towards the interior of this monastery, which was illuminated by a seven-armed candelabra of massive gold, similar to the seven-armed candelabra of gold from the Temple of Solomon. I then received from them secret teachings.
Theosophists believe that the Masters are only in Tibet, and some of them would like to travel there in order to follow the “chela-hood” (fellowship). Yet, the monasteries of the White Lodge are sprouting up all over the world.
In the East, the Mahatmas are called “Nagas”—that is to say, “serpents.” This is why all of the guardians from the sacred crypts of the temples of mysteries have the figures of gigantic serpents who only allow initiates to enter.
The poison of a snake kills, yet we can arrive at High Initiation with this poison, which is a “precious arcanum.” Listen to me, initiate reader, “the hiss of the snake is the base of life.” This statement is not for all readers, therefore, “He that hath an ear, let him hear.”
The inhabitants of “tierra llana,” state of Zulia, Venezuela, make the serpents flee when they pronounce the following mantras:
Oooooooooooo Ssssssssssssssssss Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Ooooooooo Sssssssssssss Ooooooooo Aaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Sssssssssssssssss Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
The vowels of these mantras are I.A.O., which are combined with the tremendous letter S. “Here is wisdom; let him that hath understanding, understand.”
Even though grammarians do not say so, the letter S is also a vowel.
Together with the priestess-wife, while connected during Sexual Magic, we have to pronounce the three vowels I.A.O., because I.A.O. is the name of our serpent...
To clarify this chapter, we will say this: the Polar epoch corresponds to the Mercurial intelligence of the serpent of the Logos (the heat).
The Hyperborean epoch corresponds to the serpent’s solar atoms (the fire).
The Lemurian epoch corresponds to the lunar atoms of the serpent of the Logos (the humidity).
Our Kundalini is also formed from solar and lunar atoms and from a synthesis of omniscient atoms. Hence, the wisdom of seven eternities is integrated within the serpent.
The woman is the vestal of the temple; thus, the fire of the temple is lit by the vestal. In ancient times, the fire was guarded and lit by the vestals. This symbolizes that only the woman has the unique capability of lighting her husband’s fire of Kundalini, which is the fire from our body or our temple. The temple of the very high, living God is our body and the fire of this temple is the Kundalini, which our vestal-spouse lights by means of the same sexual contact, or Sexual Magic, as taught in the book The Perfect Matrimony or the Door to Enter into Initiation, and as well within this current book.
In this present time, the Roman Catholic Church has totally lost this tradition. That is why we see that in this Roman Church the fire of the temple is lit by acolyte boys, an action that is not only an absurdity, but moreover, a very grave sacrilege and an insult to life itself.
Continuing on, we say that the former cosmic periods actually exist within our seminal atoms, and it is merely enough to learn the technique of interior Meditation to enter into their dominions.
The door to enter into those powerful atomic civilizations is in our sexual organs.
The pralayas and manvantaras are happening within an always eternal instant. Past and future are joined within an eternal now.
Time does not exist! It is the mind of the human being that is in charge of dividing the eternal now into past and future!
The powerful Saturnian, Solar, and Lunar civilizations still exist in the depths of our seminal system. We can enter into their dominions by means of interior Meditation. The transition of the Consciousness from one state into another is what we erroneously call “time,” but these states of Consciousness are in a successive enchainment within an eternal now.
Therefore, the human being must learn to always live in the present, liberating himself from all types of pompous theosophy, religious sectarianism, country and flag fanaticism, religions, intellectualism, yearning for accumulation, and general attachments. All of these hedonistic parrot cages are nothing but dens of business and tyranny. We gain nothing from their gibberish, because they serve only to fill us with prejudices and absurd fanaticism!
The entire wisdom of all ages is within ourselves. Past and future are joined within an eternal now!
All of the cosmic wisdom is within ourselves. The solar atoms initiate us into the wisdom of the fire. The lunar atoms initiate us into the very ancient Neptunian-Amentine wisdom. When these solar and lunar atoms make contact, the sacred fire awakens and we convert ourselves into Gods.
During nights of the full moon, the lunar atoms make contact with the Silver Shield of our Mental body. At that time we are able to receive the teachings of the lunar wisdom by means of Meditation. Seven lunar Ethereal currents exist. The civilization of our ancient Earth-Moon intensely lives within them.
The solar and lunar civilizations live within our interior worlds and we can visit those civilizations by means of profound interior Meditation.
The solar and lunar civilizations, which intensely palpitate within our own internal worlds, initiate us into their profound truths. They take us to the great illumination by means of the awakening of the sacred fire of Kundalini through Sexual Magic.
Our seven chakras are seven internal churches, and each one of these seven churches contains the wisdom of a cosmic period. When we have opened the seven seals from the seven churches of the human book with the sword of the Kundalini, then the seven churches deliver to us the whole cosmic wisdom of the seven cosmic periods of the Mahamanvantara. This is how we become omniscient...
The book of the Apocalypse (Revelation) says the following:
“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer and there was given unto him much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
“And the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.” - Revelation 8:1-4
Here, the Apocalypse refers to the book sealed with seven seals, the book that is within our organism with its seven churches. It clearly tells us that only the Lamb can open its seven seals with the sword of the Kundalini.
The Lamb is our interior Angel—that is to say, our Innermost. When the seventh seal is opened (the seal that is related with the church of Laodicea, situated on the head) then the Lamb teaches that the seven Angels of the seven trumpets are the same seven Angels of the seven churches.
The Angel with the golden censer is our Innermost, who triumphantly enters into the White Hierarchy along with his Diamond Soul. He becomes another Perfect One among the community of the Elected Ones...
“And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” - Revelation 8:5
Here the Apocalypse tells us that when we have opened the seventh seal with the sword of the Kundalini, then the seven churches open their doors for us and teach us the wisdom of the seven great terrestrial periods, which correspond to the seven great cosmic periods.
The eighth chapter of the Apocalypse continues in reference to the seven Angels, stating that when they consecutively sound their respective trumpets, the great cosmic events are successively occurring.
These seven Angels are the Angels of our seven planets who direct the seven chakras of our organism and also the seven terrestrial epochs.
Therefore, the seven terrestrial epochs are directed by seven cosmic hierarchies and the whole wisdom of all of these seven epochs is within our seven chakras... Our terrestrial period has seven epochs.
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
“And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.
“And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.” - Revelation 10:1-3
This Angel is the hierarch of the seventh epoch. The rainbow symbolizes our present terrestrial period, which started with the rainbow (Genesis 9:12-13). This happened in Atlantis, because Lemuria was a recapitulation of the Lunar period.
The little book that the Angel had in his hand is the book of human evolution. It is the book sealed with seven seals; yet, it is the book already without seals. It is the human organism of the one who has already opened the seven seals—it is the body of the Master. It is the cosmic wisdom of the one who has already reached deep realization of the Self.
“And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.” - Revelation 10:3
Here the Apocalypse tells us about the lost word, about the sacred syllable that the seven thunders of the seven chakras uttered with their voices. These voices are the seven notes of the lost word. The sacred syllable opens the seven chakras and so each chakra has its own keynote. “He that has an ear, let him hear. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding understand.”
The lost word shall be found in the seventh epoch.
“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.” - Revelation 10:4
Each note of the lost word encloses tremendous unutterable secrets. Each note of the lost word is the keynote of a terrestrial epoch. Thus, the keynote of the Egyptian civilization is one note, and another is the keynote of the Hindustani civilization, and so forth, successively.
In the days of the seventh epoch, the lost word shall fulfill completely the mystery of the kingdom of God. The Swedish mystic-philosopher Swedenborg said the following when referring to the lost word: “Search for it in China, and maybe you will find it in the great Tartar.”
The black magicians of Sodom use the mantra “Mathra” (they pronounce it Mazra) for their demonic goals. They assert to their disciples that “Mathra” is the lost word; yet, in reality, this word is the name of a temple of black magic of ancient Atlantis and is at the same time a mantra for black magic. Thus, “Mathra” is not the lost word.
In India, the Arahats were persecuted because they possessed the sacred syllable. In China, the disciples of Tathagata possess the lost word.
In Tibet, the lost word is very well protected, for here is where the Maha-Choan abides.
The lost word shall be found in the seventh epoch.
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he had declared to his servants the prophets.
“And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things that are therein, that there should be time no longer.” - Revelation 10:6, 7
The initiate who is already united with his Innermost is liberated from the illusion of time, because past and future are joined within an eternal now.
Each one of the seven terrestrial epochs finishes with a great cataclysm, which is symbolically described in the Apocalypse in the following way:
“And the first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon earth: and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” - Revelation 8:7
This was the first cataclysm of the first epoch.
“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
“And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” - Revelation 8:8-9
This was the end of the second epoch.
“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
“And the name of the star is called Wormwood and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” - Revelation 8:10-11
This was the end of the third epoch.
“And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” - Revelation 8:12
This was the end of the fourth epoch.
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.” - Revelation 9:1-2
The abyss is the Avitchi, which is a submerged plane of Consciousness, where only the weeping and gnashing of teeth are heard. Here enter the souls who have horns on their foreheads. The horns on the forehead are the mark of the beast. In this present time, the abyss is open and millions of demonic souls are entering into the abyss.
“And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abbadon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” - Revelation 9:11
We are in the epoch of wars because they are necessary, since war produces millions of dead. Thus, the souls who have horns on their forehead enter into the abyss. (Any clairvoyant can see the demonic souls).
“And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.
“Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, ‘Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.’
“And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.” - Revelation 9:13-15
This will be the sixth epoch. In that epoch the human demons will be taken into the abyss again, after a very good opportunity for progress has been given to them.
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” - Revelation 11:15
In those future times, the Earth will be more Ethereal and only the human beings who have reached the angelic state will live in it, because the millions of demonic souls will definitively go into the abyss where they will be disintegrated throughout the ages. This is the Second Death!
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