The two witnesses that are entwined around the spinal medulla form the holy eight.
These two witnesses, entwined around the dorsal spine, form the Caduceus of Mercury.
The two sympathetic cords are situated on both the right and the left sides of the spinal medulla. The two witnesses rise, alternating from left to right, until they form a marvelous knot in the space situated between the two brows. They then continue until reaching the nostrils. The sympathetic cord from the right side rises and ends on the left side and vice versa. The cord that comes from the left side is cold; the cord that comes from the right side is hot. Cold is lunar; hot is solar.
The solar and lunar atoms of our seminal system rise through these two sympathetic cords until they reach the brain. When the solar and lunar atoms come into contact within the coccyx, the Kundalini inevitably awakens.
The medullar canal has an interior orifice that is normally closed among ordinary people. The seminal steam uncovers this orifice in order for the Kundalini to enter through it. In Gnostic Christian Yoga , there is a special exercise that is practiced in order to open this orifice more rapidly. This exercise is known as pranayama.
When the Kundalini rises victoriously from chakra to chakra, it unties the knots and the impediments that oppose its ascension.
It is necessary to warn the Gnostic brothers and sisters about the importance of polarizing the sacred fire of the Kundalini. Some devotees enjoy sexual passion daily even when they do not spill the semen. The result of such acts is the polarization of the fire within the chakras that are situated in the lower abdomen. This is how they lose the happiness of enjoying the lotus of 1,000 petals, the church of Laodicea. The lotus of 1,000 petals is the Diamond Eye that grants us the perfect ecstasy and the ineffable happiness of the human Gods. The church of Laodicea gives us the power to consciously project, in spirit and in truth, in order to travel within the regions of Nirvana.
Whosoever raises the serpent over the staff must be chaste in thought, word, and deed.
We must practice internal Meditation daily. It is also essential that we do not consume alcohol. We must always be clean, always tidy, and always pure.
The two witnesses have the power to awaken the Kundalini.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies; and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain nor in the days of their prophecy; and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will. - Revelation 11:4-6
Those who are working with the Kundalini must have an unbroken faith in the Divine Mother. She leads Her devotees by the hand. She leads Her children from chakra to chakra.
She is the one who assists Gnostic students and teaches, approves, and prepares them so that they can Self-realize themselves.
Every devotee must beseech his Divine Mother so that She can grant him the sacred fire.
Then, after the advent of the fire, every devotee must meditate upon his Divine Mother daily.
The Divine Mother will teach Her devotees, She will take them by the hand and guide them along the difficult path of the razor’s edge. This path is full of hazards from within and from without.
The Swami Sivananda gives us a useful prayer for Meditation upon our Divine Mother. The prayer is as follows:
Oh Divine Mother, I am all yours;
You are my only refuge and support.
Protect me, guide me, have pity on me.
You must know, oh brothers and sisters, that the Divine Mother will always respond. Without Her grace, it would be impossible to carry the Kundalini from chakra to chakra and eventually reach the church of Laodicea.
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