Etymologies, meanings, and definitions of spiritual, religious, and philosophical words beginning with the letter P.
(Sanskrit, alternately spelled "pancatattwa") Panca: “five.” Tattva: “essence; principle.” A Tantric ritual in which the five elements are transmuted. The five M’s are Maithuna (Sexual Magic), Madya (“Wine”), Mamsa (Meat), Matsya (Fish), Mudra (Grain).
(Sanskrit) The Five Objects of Desire, which symbolize the attributes of sensation that hypnotize the senses.
(Sanskrit) The five observances or aspects transformed through Tantra:
"...by the intelligent enjoyment of the five “M’s” (Maithuna, Madya, Mamsa, Matsya, Mudra), that is: woman, wine, meat, fish, and grains, we invoke the power (Shakti) of the elements, bringing it to the present within ourselves here and now."- Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
(Greek Πανδώρα, from πᾶν "all" and δῶρον "gift", meaning "all-giving", or "all-endowed") In Greek Mythology, Pandora was archetype of the first woman, created by Zeus and given attributes from all the Gods. Pandora's daughter Pyrrha (Fire) became the first mortal woman. (Pyrrha and her husband Deukalion alone survived the Great Flood, the same story as Noah). There are many variations of her story. Compare with Havah (Eve, "the mother of the living") of the story given by Moses in Genesis / Bereshit.
Aristophanes wrote in The Birds: "...[render worship] to Pandora, the earth, because she bestows all things necessary for life."
(Greek: pas/pan “all” and sperma “seed”) The hypothesis that “seeds” of life exist already all over the Universe, that life on Earth may have originated through these “seeds,” and that they may deliver or have delivered life to other habitable bodies.
(Sanskrit पापपुरुष) Literally, "villain, villanous man, rascal." From papa, "crime, mischief, vice, evil, sin, wrong" and purusha, "male, man, soul, spirit, human being."
"Nârâyana said: O Great Muni! Now I shall tell you the rules of Bhûta S’uddhi, i.e., the purification of the elements of the body. [...] Think, then, of the Pâpapurusa, the Sinful Man in your body. The size of this Man is that of a thumb and it is situated in the left abdomen. The head of him is represented by Brahmahatyâ (murdering a Brâhman); his area as stealing gold; his heart as drinking wine; his loins as going to the wife of his Guru, his legs as mixing with people who go to their Guru's wives, and his toes as representing other sins and venial offences. The Sinful Man holds axes and shield in his hands; he is always angry, with his head bent down and his appearance is very horrible. Inhale air through the left nostril thinking of “Vam” the Root Mantra of air and make Kumbhaka, i.e., fill the whole body with that air, and hold it inside, purifying the sinful man; then repeating “Ram,” the seed Mantra of fire, think the sinful man with his own body burnt down to ashes. Then exhale outside through the right nostril those ashes of the Sinful Man. Next consider the ashes due to the burning of the Sinful Man, as rolled and turned into a round ball with the nectar seed of the Moon. Think steadily this ball as transformed into a golden egg by the Seed Mantra “Lam” of the earth. Repeat then, “Ham” the seed Mantra of Âkâs’a and think yourself as an ideal being; pure and clear..." - S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam
"In imagination, the "man of sin" (Papapurusha) is burnt in mental fire, kundalini absorbs the centers, unites with Shiva, and then, redescending, recreates the centers, bathing them in nectar. By the mental representation of this process, the mind and body are purified, and the former is made to realize the unity of man and the Supreme Power, whose limited form he is, and the manner whereby the Universe is involved into and evolved from Shiva-Shakti. All these, and other rituals keep the mind of the Sadhaka occupied with the thought of the Supreme Power and of his essential unity with It, with the result that he becomes more and more that which he thinks upon. His Bhava, or disposition, becomes purified and divinized so far as that can be in the world. At length practice makes perfect in Sadhana, and on the arising in such purified and illuminated mind, of knowledge and detachment from the world, there is competency for Yoga. When in turn practice in Yoga makes perfect all limitations on experience are shed, and Nirvana is attained." - Shakti and Shâkta (ch 23 The Psychology of Hindu Religious Ritual) by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe), 
(Sanskrit, literally "the highest brahman") The Absolute or universal self.
"Sattva, Rajas and Tamas were unbalanced; therefore, the Mahamanvantara dawned. The yogi must liberate himself from Sattva, Rajas and Tamas to gain the right to enter into the Absolute. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas will be in perfect equilibrium again at the end of the Mahamanvantara; thus, the universe will sleep again within the profound bosom of the Absolute, within the supreme Parabrahman, the Nameless." - Samael Aun Weor, Kundalini Yoga
"...the great word ‘Tat’ means Para-Brahman Itself, the Eternity. This is the symbol used for that Lord who is beyond all definitions and arguments. This Lord is the embodiment of Supreme Knowledge itself. That is, He wishes to be in the form of Knowledge Absolute." - Swami Sivananda, Lord Siva and His Worship
(Sanskrit) supreme spiritual happiness, "supreme bliss."
(Sanskrit) From parama: uppermost, artha: meaning. Literally "supreme reality, supreme truth" or "absolute existence." Paramartha is the Absolute, the Reality.
(Sanskrit) Para, “absolute, supreme.” Parama, “that which knows, or the consciousness.” Artha, “that which is known.” Satya, “existence, Truth.” In synthesis, “The supreme knowledge of all that exists: TRUTH.”
1) A being of very high development; an inhabitant of the Absolute.
2) The ultimate truth, as opposed to conventional truth (samvriti-satya) or relative truth of the manifested world.
(Sanskrit, "perfections" or literally, "that which has reached the other shore") In Buddhism, the paramitas are six or ten virtuous qualities or states of consciousness and also the path to perfect them. They are (1) charity, or alms-giving (dana); (2) discipline, or observance of precepts (sila); (3) forbearance, or patient resignation (ksanti); (4) energy or exertion (virya); (5) concentration or meditation (dhyana); and (6) wisdom (prajna). Although there are usually said to be six paramitas, sometimes their number is expanded to ten (with the addition of expedients/means, vows/prayer, power, and knowledge/pristine awareness).
(Sanskrit. Tibetan: yongs su mya ngan las 'das) The state of total cessation of all sufferings, disturbing emotions, and their psychological sources. This term is usually used in reference to the passing away of a buddha or practitioner.
(Sanskrit, alternately parinishpanna, paranishpana, or parinishpana; Tibetan: Yong-Grüb) "Absolute truth," or "Absolute happiness." From "para" which means "beyond" and nishpanna, sometimes translated as "knowledge," "completeness," "perfection" or "happiness."
(also known as the Chief Feature by students of G.I. Gurdjieff) See The Revolution of the Dialectic, by Samael Aun Weor, chapters 2-4.
"Awakening is only possible by destroying the “I,” the ego. We have to recognize with complete clarity that each person has his own Particular Characteristic Psychological Feature (PCPF), which we have spoken about many times before. Certainly, each person has his own particular characteristic psychological feature, this is a fact. Some will have lust as their characteristic feature; others will have hatred; for others it will be covetousness, etc. The feature is the sum of several particular characteristic psychological elements. For each PCPF, a definitive event, a precise circumstance, always occurs. What if a man is lustful? There will always be circumstances of lust in his life accompanied by specific problems. These circumstances are always repeated. We need to know our PCPF if we want to move on to a superior level of the Being and eliminate from within ourselves the undesirable elements which constitute our psychological feature." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
"This most divine plane of the cosmos is named “The Pass Not Ring” in the first volume of The Secret Doctrine by the Master Blavatsky. If we consider the cosmos as a great tree with its roots in the Absolute, then these roots will be the “Pass Not Ring” because no one can pass that plane, not even the greatest Gods of the cosmos can pass beyond that ring." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
Quoted from the Online Etymology Dictionary: "late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from O.Fr. passion, from L.L. passionem (nom. passio) "suffering, enduring," from stem of L. pati "to suffer, endure," from PIE base *pei- "to hurt" (cf. Skt. pijati "reviles, scorns," Gk. pema "suffering, misery, woe," O.E. feond "enemy, devil," Goth. faian "to blame"). Sense extended to sufferings of martyrs, and suffering generally, by early 13c.; meaning "strong emotion, desire" is attested from late 14c., from L.L. use of passio to render Gk. pathos. Replaced O.E. þolung (used in glosses to render L. passio), lit. "suffering," from þolian (v.) "to endure." Sense of "sexual love" first attested 1580s; that of "strong liking, enthusiasm, predilection" is from 1630s."
Known in Sanskrit as Bodhisattvayana or Paramitayana. The Direct Path to complete enlightenment, in which all of one's karma is accounted for, and one becomes an incarnation of the most profound wisdom-love, called Christ, Chenresig, Avalokitesvara, Kuan-yin, etc.
"The initiate must travel, with determination, along the Path of the Razor’s Edge. There are terrifying abysses on either side of this difficult road. On the difficult path to the dissolution of the ego, there are complex passages which have their roots precisely in the real path. Obviously, from the Path of the Razor’s Edge multiple paths diverge which lead nowhere. Some of them take us to the abyss and despair. There are paths which can transform us into the majesties of this or that zone of the universe. However, they can never return us to the bosom of the Eternal Universal Cosmic Father. There are fascinating paths of a most holy, ineffable appearance; unfortunately, they can only lead us into the submerged devolution of the infernal worlds. In the work of the dissolution of the “I,” we need to devote ourselves completely to the Innermost Christ. At times problems appear which are difficult to resolve. Suddenly the path is lost in inexplicable labyrinths and we do not know where it continues. Only absolute obedience to the Innermost Christ and the Father who is in secret can, in such instances, wisely guide us. The Path of the Razor’s Edge is full of danger, both inside and out." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
The seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it symbolizes "the mouth." "We speak Grace (we communicate knowledge through Peh, the mouth) that we do know (in Daath), and testify that we have seen (with Ayin)." Its Kabbalistic value is 80.
Penance, Penitence: from Latin nom. Pænitens (Pene, Penis + Tense): the state in which the sexual energies of the Holy Spirit enter through the nervous system into the mind and liberate the soul from any mental tension. This is how the Initiate, through sexual dynamics, consciously attains the absolution from any psychological aggregate.
Pænitens (Pene, Penis + Tense): Let us acknowledge that the clitoris (located at the anterior part of the vulva, the most sensitive point of the feminine organism) is that magnetic centrifugal point which provides a woman's aura with suitable currents of energy. The sexual energies of the Holy Spirit in the female organism vibrate in that small elongated erectile organ. The female clitoris has the same evolutionary origin as the male penis but provides different functions. Any enlightened clairvoyant can perceive the magnetic centrifugal forces that initiate their course from the clitoris.
“True repentance has its foundation in the sexual mysteries.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"When the Kundalini rises to the region of the navel, it bestows the power of control over the fires of volcanoes. The church of Pergamus is located in this region of the navel. This chakra has ten petals. The fire elemental of the Wise is the element of this chakra." - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
(Greek Περσεφόνη, literally "bringer of death" or "destroyer"; also known as Kore, Κόρη, "virgin") A symbolic character from Greek mythology of central importance in the famous Eleusinian mysteries. She embodies many very sophisticated and complex esoteric teachings that have been kept secret by initiates of the mysteries.
"Sokrates : There were certain priests and priestesses who have studied so as to be able to give a reasoned account of their ministry [i.e. the priests of the Mysteries]; and Pindar also and many another poet of heavenly gifts. As to their words, they are these : mark now, if you judge them to be true. They say that the soul of man is immortal, and at one time comes to an end, which is called dying, and at another is born again, but never perishes. Consequently one ought to live all one's life in the utmost holiness. `For from whomsoever Persephone shall accept requital for ancient wrong, the souls of these she restores in the ninth year to the upper sun again [i.e. reincarnation]; from them arise glorious kings and men of splendid might and surpassing wisdom, and for all remaining time are they called holy heroes amongst mankind.'" - Plato, Meno 81a (Greek philosopher C4th B.C.)
(Latin personae: mask) There are two fundamental types of personality:
Solar: the personality of the inner Being. This type is only revealed through the liberation of the mind from samsara.
Lunar: the terrestrial, perishable personality. We create a new lunar personality in the first seven years of each new physical body, in accordance with three influences: genotype, phenotype and paratype. Genotype is the influence of the genes, or in other words, karma, our inheritance from past actions. Phenotype is the education we receive from our family, friends, teachers, etc. Paratype is related to the circumstances of life.
"The personality is time. The personality lives in its own time and does not reincarnate. After death, the personality also goes to the grave. For the personality there is no tomorrow. The personality lives in the cemetery, wanders about the cemetery or goes down into its grave. It is neither the Astral Body nor the ethereal double. It is not the Soul. It is time. It is energetic and it disintegrates very slowly. The personality can never reincarnate. It does not ever reincarnate. There is no tomorrow for the human personality." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"Our personality has to become more and more passive..." - Samael Aun Weor, from the lecture "Knowing How to Listen"
"The human personality is only a marionette controlled by invisible strings... Evidently, each one of these I’s puts in our minds what we must think, in our mouths what we must say, and in our hearts what we must feel, etc.Under such conditions the human personality is no more than a robot governed by different people, each disputing its superiority and aspiring to supreme control of the major centers of the organic machine... First of all, it is necessary, urgent and imperative that the Magnetic Center, which is abnormally established in our false personality, be transferred to the Essence. In this way, the complete human can initiate his journey from the personality up to the stars, ascending in a progressive, didactic way, step by step up the Mountain of the Being.As long as the Magnetic Center continues to be established in our illusory personality we will live in the most abominable psychological dens of iniquity, although appearing to be splendid citizens in everyday life... These values which serve as a basis for the Law of Recurrence are always found within our human personality."- Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
"The personality must not be confused with the “I.” In fact, the personality is formed during the first seven years of childhood. The “I” is something different. It is the error which is perpetuated from century to century; it fortifies itself each time, more and more through the mechanics of recurrence. The personality is energetic. It is born during infancy through habits, customs, ideas, etc., and it is fortified with the experiences of life. Therefore, both the personality as well as the “I” must be disintegrated. These psychological teachings are more revolutionary than those of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. The “I” utilizes the personality as an instrument of action. Thus, personalism is a mixture of ego and personality. Personality worship was invented by the “I.” In fact, personalism engenders egoism, hatred, violence, etc. All of this is rejected by A-himsa. Personality totally ruins esoteric organizations. Personality produces anarchy and confusion. Personalism can totally destroy any organization... The personality is multiple and has many hidden depths. The karma of previous existences is deposited into the personality. It is karma in the process of fulfillment or crystallization. The impressions which are not digested become new psychic aggregates, and what is more serious, they become new personalities. The personality is not homogenous but rather heterogeneous and plural. One must select impressions in the same manner that one chooses the things of life. If one forgets oneself at a given instant, in a new event, new “I’s” are formed, and if they are very strong they become new personalities within the personality. Therein lies the cause of many traumas, complexes and psychological conflicts. An impression which one does not digest may form into a personality within the personality, and if one does not accept it, it becomes a source of frightening conflicts. Not all the personalities (which one carries within the personality) are accepted; the latter giving origin to many traumas, complexes, phobias, etc. Before all else, it is necessary to comprehend the multiplicity of the personality. The personality is multiple in itself. Therefore, there could be someone who may have disintegrated the psychic aggregates, but if he does not disintegrate the personality, he will not be able to attain authentic enlightenment and the joy of living." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
"The personality is energetic. The personality takes form during the first seven years of childhood and is strengthened with time and experiences... The Mental Body, the Body of Desires, the Ethereal Body, and the Physical Body integrate the personality... We must finish with the personality and with the “I” in order for the Being to be born within ourselves." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
from Latin Pharaonem, from Greek. Pharao, "Great Initiate, Great Priest," a title given to the Emperors of ancient Egypt.
"When the Kundalini reaches the mid brow it opens the Church of Philadelphia. The point between the eyebrows is known as the Eye of Wisdom. The Father dwells within this magnetic center. The chakra of the midbrow has two petals; it is the throne of the mind."- Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
The physical body.
An Alchemical symbol with a very deep and complex meaning. Primarily, the Stone represents the Intimate Christ dressed with bodies of Gold. When acquired, this stone gives powers over nature. It is lost when thrown in water (through fornication). When the stone is dissolved in (sexual) water, then the metallic Spirit is melted, and interior Magnes escapes. It is said when this happens, one dissolves the stone in water on Saturday (Saturn = death). The Philosophical Stone is passes through phases of development: black, red & white. It is also the Cubic stone of Yesod (Parsifal Unveiled), the stone that Jacob anointed with oil and "a Stone of stumbling, a rock of offense." Nicolas Valois: “It is a Stone of great virtue, and is called a Stone and is not a stone.” Thus, this stone in synthesis, is the sexual energy. "The Philosopher’s Stone is the semen. He who practices Sexual Magic every day is working with the Philosopher’s Stone." - Samael Aun Weor, The Manual of Practical Magic
In western culture, the word is derived from the Greek words philo- "loving" and sophia "knowledge, wisdom." Originally, the pursuit of philosophy in the West was hand in hand with religion, and thus was an engagement of the entire psyche (heart and mind) seeking to experience divine principles.
In Sanskrit, the word for philosophy is darshana, derived from dris, "to see," which imparts the same point of view of all original philosophies: the longing to experience the true nature of consciousness or Being.
(Greek) One of the rivers of Hades in Greek Mythology.
“The pineal gland is situated in the superior part of the brain and is the queen of all glands... The sexual glands and the pineal gland are found to be intimately correlated. The potency of the pineal gland depends upon the potency of the sexual glands. The atom of the Holy Spirit is in the pineal gland. The atom of the Son (Christ) is in the pituitary gland. The atom of the Father resides in the magnetic field of the root of the nose... The pineal gland is the window of Brahma, the diamond eye, the eye of polyvoyance.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
The masculine/solar channel of energy that entwines up the spinal column and is related to the Being. Also called Adam (Christianity) and Od (Kabbalah).
(February 19th to March 20th) The twelfth sign of the zodiac. Ruled by Neptune and related to the element water.
“Pisceans are of a will that is stronger than steel. Pisceans are intuitive and profoundly sentimental. All Pisceans have to go through two homes or two marriages during the course of their lives. Pisceans are extremely sensitive and everything impresses them easily. At times, the natives of Pisces are profoundly melancholic. Although they live in everything, the natives of Pisces are separated from all the vanities of the world. The Piscean has a tendency to have two jobs, two different dispositions. From within the sea of Pisces comes forth the Star of the Magicians. From the sea of Pisces come forth all the Messiahs. All the events of the life of the Piscean repeat themselves. The good is repeated for them, as well as the bad. When good luck comes to them, it comes from all sides, and when bad luck comes, it too comes from all sides.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Manual of Practical Magic
(Greek πίστις, literally "faith, trust" derived from Πειθώ peitho, meaning "to prevail," "to grow in confidence," or "persuasion") Has levels of meaning, both positive and negative.
In esoteric psychology, the second to the lowest of the Four States of Consciousness. This level corresponds to the so-called "vigil state" of the common person, within which the person believes they are awake but is nonetheless submerged within their own fetid and subjective psyche, driven by unperceived impulses and desires. "Pistis is the world of opinions and beliefs. Pistis is belief, prejudices, sectarianism, fanaticism, theories in which there does not exist any type of direct perception of the Truth. Pistis is that consciousness of the common level of humanity." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"Pistis signifies “power.” Sophia means “wisdom.” Unquestionably, the power is in the Fohat, which means in the Fire. The authentic Wisdom is converted into Fire. There exists the Fire of the fire, the Flame of the flame, which is the astral signature of the Fire. Obviously, Christ-Wisdom is the astral signature of the Fire." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
One of the daimons or spirits (that of Trust or Faith) who fled to Heaven when Pandora opened the vase (box).
"After these seven Root Races, the Earth will become a new moon. In the first round, our Earth was created with matter from the mental plane. In the second round, our Earth condensed into substance of the astral plane. In the third round, our Earth condensed into an ethereal form; and in this present, fourth round, the Earth crystallized into a physical and chemical form. It is urgent to know that the physical-chemical Earth evolves according with the laws of planetary karma. The future fifth round will develop in the ethereal world, the sixth round in the astral world, and the seventh round in the mental world. Afterwards, the great cosmic night will arrive." - Samael Aun Weor, The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
(Greek) “Fullness,” an ancient Gnostic term adopted to signify the divine world or Universal Soul. Space, developed and divided into a series of aeons. The abode of the invisible Gods. In correspondence to the Kabbalah, Pleroma refers to the World of Atziluth.
"Each idea, each passion, each vice, each affection, each hatred, each desire, etc., has its corresponding entity, and the conjunction of all of those entities is the pluralized “I” of revolutionary psychology." - Samael Aun Weor, Fundamentals of Gnostic Education
(Greek) Literally "breath" or "wind." In the Bible is usually translated as "spirit."
If the sexual energy is not used for reproduction of the race and it is not transmuted either, but there is only abstinence, a forced celibacy and nothing else, that sexual energy then will devolve, degenerate. Devolution of the sexual secretions produces malignant vibrations called Poisonioonoskirian Vibrations.
The first Root Race of this terrestrial humanity.
"The Aztecs state that the human beings of the first Root Race were extraordinary, dark-colored giants. This was a very civilized, androgynous, asexual, semi-physical, semi-ethereal Root Race. Their individuals could reduce their height to the size of an average person of this present Aryan Root Race. Their rituals as well as their wisdom were portentous. Barbarism did not exist in their epoch; this Root Race was devoured by the Tigers of Wisdom. The regent of the first Root Race was the God Tezcatlipoca. Each individual was a Master of Wisdom. Their reproduction system was effectuated by means of the fissiparous act; this is a system similar to that which organic cells use for reproduction, which is the process of cellular division. This is how the organism of the father-mother was divided into two, and the androgynous child was fastened to the father-mother for awhile. The first Root Race lived on the Sacred Island situated in the north polar cap. That island still exists, yet it is in a Jinn state within the fourth vertical." - Samael Aun Weor, The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
One of the most important surviving sacred books of the Quiche Maya is called the Popol Vuh or “council book.” It is set up in three parts; first it describes the creation of earth and its inhabitants, second it describes the lives and stories of the Hero Twins (Xbalanque and Hunahpu), and third it describes the Mayan dynasties. This book is the Mayan equivalent of the Judeo-Christian Genesis and is written Kabbalistically. See: Xbalanque
Partido Socialista Cristiano Latino Americano (Latin American Christian Socialist Party) A political action group formed by Samael Aun Weor in Latin America that he later dissolved because the ego was too strong in its members.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues..." - Mark 16:17
"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." - Acts 2:4
"For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God." - Acts 10:46
"And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied." - Acts 19:6
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Understanding (Binah), who bestows the Power of Tongues within the Mental Solar Body. The Mental Solar Body has an atomic nucleus which serves as its base. Such a nucleus is the Master Atom of the mind. This Master Atom contains the whole wisdom of Nature. Whosoever learns how to be in communication with such an Atom through meditation will be taught and instructed on the Cosmic Wisdom, since this Atom is a Sage; this Master Atom resides in our seminal system. The Holy Spirit controls the sexual waters of life (seminal system); the Holy Spirit (through the Pineal Gland, its atomic abode) exercises control over the sexual glands. By practicing sexual magic, the Master Atom of the mind rises up towards our head and then illuminates us in the World of the Mind. This is how the Holy Spirit bestows the Gift of Tongues (Objective Reasoning) within the Initiate; this power is under the auspices of Raphael, the angel of Mercury, the second Spirit before the Throne of God. Fornicators cannot receive the Power of Tongues because their head (Mind) is a Tower of Babel. Therefore, incoherent babbling words uttered ambiguously are not by any means the Power of Tongues!
The many faculties awakened in the consciousness of spiritual aspirants, such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral travel, the remembrance of past lives, etc.
"Powers are born as fruits of our Innermost when our soul has been purified. The mental force that we stubbornly use in order to move a piece of paper would be better used in order to dominate our carnal passion, in order to end hatred, in order to dominate our language, in order to defeat selfishness, envy, etc. Let us purify ourselves, since powers will be granted to us through successive purifications. Powers are flowers of the soul and fruits of the Innermost. The powers of a Mahatma are the fruit of millinery purifications. The Gnostic disciple receives distinct powers from the White Lodge through the Initiatic ordeals. These powers are acquired by the soul and the Innermost “seizes” them because the Innermost is the real human within us. For instance, when the Gnostic wishes a distant friend to come near to him, then, he begs his Innermost as follows: “My Father, I beg you to bring near to me (name the person), but not as I will, but as you will.” If his Innermost considers that his petition is just, then the Innermost performs the miracle; that is to say, He performs a work of Theurgy, and the distant friend arrives. Yet, if the Innermost considers that the petition is unjust, then the Innermost does not perform the petition of his soul. This is pure White Magic. The black magician proceeds to use his so called “Asuncion” or willpower without taking the will of his Innermost into account. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is what the Gnostic says, because the Gnostic only performs the will of his Innermost on earth as it is in heaven, in other words, in the superior planes of consciousness. The Gnostic places all of his longings in the hands of his Innermost." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
"Let this word be understood as a place or plane where all things originate and dissolve. Nevertheless, it is necessary to emphasize the transcendental idea that Prabhavapyaya is neither the “Mother of the World,” nor the womb of the Cosmos, nor the material cause of our planet Earth." - Samael Aun Weor, Cosmic Teachings of a Lama
(Latin) The word praetor indicates the man who 'goes before the others'. A magistrate or leader.
"There is the need for the disciple to be skillful in the astral, so that he can assist the Praetor of the Holy Gnostic Church at dawn on Fridays and Sundays. The other days, the disciple can receive wisdom within the Temple’s hall of esoteric instruction." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
(Sanskrit, literally "lord of creatures") A title in the Vedas referring to Indra. In general, it refers to any divinity who creates life.
There are said to be children of Indra (Gods) who create life as well. In Gnosis, the prajaptis usually referred to are the Elohim or the "seven spirits before the throne": the seven cosmocreators who sustain life in a given solar system.
"Progenitors; the givers of life to all on this earth. They are seven and ten - corresponding to the seven and ten Kabbalistic Sephiroth; to the Mazdean Amesha-Spentas, etc.” - The Theosophical Glossary.
(Sanskrit, “discriminative awareness,” “consciousness” or “wisdom.” In Tibetan, shes rab) Literally “perfect knowledge.”
In Hinduism: The third of the four states of the consciousness of Atman. In the Mandukya Upanishad, Prajna is described as a state of blissful, cognizant, dreamless sleep.
In Buddhism: This term is defined by its context; it can mean intuitive wisdom, understanding, intelligence, discrimination, or judgment. In Buddhist philosophy, prajna describes the faculty of discriminative awareness that can see the true nature - the emptiness or void - of all things. Prajna is the highest paramita (conscious attitude or virtue).
(Sanskrit) Literally, “the perfection of wisdom.”
1. The Prajnaparamita type of vision in its more elevated degree is the same “Eye of Dangma,” the Polyvision that one acquires when the ego is 100% dead.
2. The Prajnaparamita Sutra, also known as the Heart Sutra, is the source of the famous mantra Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Swaha.
3. In Mahayana Buddhism, Prajnaparamita refers also to the literature which outlines the mahayana path and the teachings on emptiness.
(Sanskrit) One of the eight major powers (siddhis).
“The power that permits the mystic to submerge within the waters and to live submerged in the waters without receiving any harm. The great Guru-deva Sivananda told us of the case of the Swami Trillinga of Benares (India), who was accustomed to live six months of the year submerged within the waters of the river Ganges.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
“He (the initiate) can dive into the water and can come out at any time he likes. The late Trilinga Swami of Benares used to live for six months underneath the Ganges. It is the process by which a Yogi makes himself invisible sometimes. By some writers it is defined to be the power of entering body of another (Parakaya Pravesh). Sri Sankara entered the body of Raja Amaruka of Benares. Tirumular in Southern India entered the body of a shepherd. Raja Vikramaditya also did this. It is also the power of keeping a youth-like appearance for any length of time. Raja Yayati had this power.” - Swami Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga
(Sanskrit) Literally, "nature" or "matter."
"Prakriti, the Divine Mother, is the primordial substance of nature. Several substances, different elements and sub-elements exist within the universe, but all of these are different manifestations of a single substance. The Great Mother, the Prakriti, the Primordial Matter, is the Pure Akasha contained within the entire space. [...] Millions and billions of universes are being born and dying within the bosom of the Prakriti. Every cosmos is born from the Prakriti and is dissolved within the Prakriti. Every world is a ball of fire that becomes ignited and extinguished in the bosom of Prakriti. Everything is born from the Prakriti; everything returns to the Prakriti. She is the Great Mother." - Samael Aun Weor, The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology
(Sanskrit) A cosmic period of repose or rest.
A Sanskrit word, formed of pra and laya. Pra, means "forwards" or "progression," Laya, from the root li, which means "to dissolve," "to melt away," "to liquefy".
(Sanskrit) Life-principle; the breath of life; energy. The vital breath, which sustains life in a physical body; the primal energy or force, of which other physical forces are manifestations. In the books of Yoga, prana is described as having five modifications, according to its five different functions. These are: prana (the vital energy that controls the breath), apana (the vital energy that carries downward unassimilated food and drink), samana (the vital energy that carries nutrition all over the body), vyama (the vital energy that pervades the entire body), and udana (the vital energy by which the contents of the stomach are ejected through the mouth). The word Prana is also used as a name of the Cosmic Soul, endowed with activity.
"Prana is the Great Breath. It is the Cosmic Christ. Prana is the life that palpitates within every atom, as it palpitates in every sun. Fire burns because of Prana. Water flows because of Prana. Wind blows because of Prana. The sun exists because of Prana; the life we have is Prana. Nothing can exist in the Universe without Prana. It is impossible for the most insignificant insect to be born, or for the smallest flower to bloom without Prana. Prana exists in the food that we eat, in the air that we breathe, and in the water that we drink. Prana exists within everything. When seminal energy is refined and totally transformed, the nervous system is provided with the richest type of Prana. This rich Prana is deposited within the brain in the form of pure Christic energy, the Wine of Light. An intimate connection exists between the mind, the Prana and the semen. We can gain dominion over the mind and Prana by controlling the seminal energy with the force of willpower. Those people who spill the semen can never gain control over their mind, let alone Prana. Their efforts to gain control over their mind and over Prana will undoubtedly fail. People who gain sexual control, also gain control of their minds and control of their Prana. These types of human beings reach true liberation." - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
“Prana is life and it circulates throughout all of our organs.” “Prana circulates throughout all of our nadis and vital canals.” “The sexual energy is Prana, life.” “Prana is sexual. The sexual energy is solar. The solar energy is Christic. The Cosmic Christ is the Solar Logos. The solar energy comes from the Cosmic Christ. The Christic Prana makes the spike of wheat to grow; thus, the Christonic substance ready to be devoured remains enclosed within the grain. The water from the mountain glaciers penetrates within the stump to ripen the grape, within which the whole life, the whole Prana from the Sun-Christ remains enclosed.” - Samael Aun Weor, Kundalini Yoga
(Sanskrit, from prana, "life force") One of the five koshas (sheaths or bodies) in Hindu Vedanta and the Upanishads. Corresponds to the vital body.
(Sanskrit) The vital body. Corresponds to the Sephirah of Kabbalah called Yesod ("the foundation").
(Sanskrit) A sacred word.
Sanskrit प्राणायाम for “restraint (ayama) of energy, life force (prana).” A type of breathing exercise which transforms the life force (sexual energy) of the practitioner. There are many types of pranayama taught in the Gnostic tradition. You can learn some of them in the books The Major Mysteries, Kundalini Yoga, and The Yellow Book.
"Pranayama is a system of sexual transmutation for single persons." - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
"Many Asanas and exercises of Pranayama exist, but the former exercise of Pranayama [given in this book] is enough for the transmutation of the student’s sexual energies. [...] Oriental Yoga gives a great variety of exercises for Pranayama. Let us see: deep breathing exercise, Sukha Purvaka (easy, comfortable) Pranayama during walking, Pranayama during meditation, Rhythmical breathing, Suryabheda, Ujjayi, Sitkari, Sitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murchha, Plavini, Kevala Kumbhaka, etc. All of these innumerable varieties of practices and Asanas (postures) served for the descending arch of the evolving life; yet, now we are starting an ascending arch of evolution, and therefore, that enormous quantity of postures and exercises are antiquated for the new Aquarian era." - Samael Aun Weor, Kundalini Yoga
(Sanskrit) One of the eight major powers (siddhis).
“The power of prophecy, the power of clairvoyance, the sacred ear, psychometry, telepathy and intuition, the power of understanding the language of the animals. Apollonius of Tyana and Saint Francis of Assisi were able to communicate with animals of the forest.” - The Aquarian Message
“The Yogi standing on the earth can touch the highest things. He can touch the sun or the moon or the sky. Through this Siddhi the Yogi attains his desired objects and supernatural powers. He acquires the power of predicting future events, the power of clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, thought-reading, etc. He can understand the languages of the beasts and birds. He can understand unknown languages also. He can cure all diseases.” - Swami Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga
(Sanskrit, "Prati" liberation, "moksha" from cyclic existence. ) In Gnosticism, the term refers to a specific practice in which the ego is examined and revealed in a very direct way. In Buddhism, the term refers to the foundational vows taken by practitioners.
(Sanskrit) In yoga, the silence of the mind achieved by withdrawing the consciousness from sense objects so attention can be fully directed within.
According to Blavatsky, this word is related to Mahapralaya, or the Great Night or great rest, which can be understood as the rest or silence of the mind.
(Sanskrit, prati, meaning "towards, for"; eka, the numeral "one") Those who achieve a certain measure of inner realization yet choose to follow the Spiral Path, taking untold aeons to complete their work. They are called "selfish" because they reject the Straight Path to Enlightenment, the Path of the Bodhisattva. Pratyeka-Buddhas attain enlightenment through the intellect and self-discipline. They lack the loving compassion and self-sacrifice of the Bodhisattvas.
"We must make a complete differentiation between the Sravakas and Pratyeka Buddhas on one side, and Bodhisattvas on the other. The Sravakas and Pratyeka-Buddhas preoccupy themselves only with their particular perfection, without caring a bit for this poor suffering humanity. Obviously, the Pratyeka Buddhas and Sravakas can never incarnate Christ. Only the Bodhisattvas who sacrifice themselves for humanity can incarnate Christ. The sacred title of Bodhisattva is legitimately attained only by those who have renounced all Nirvanic happiness for the love of this suffering humanity." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
One of the seven capital sins. Must be transmuted into its pure form: humility, faith, which is related to the Sun. Pride has many faces, both "positive" and "negative," such as shame.
“Only the humble one can receive illumination by grace of the Lord. Those who have not annihilated the psychic aggregates of pride cannot in any way reach illumination.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
The illuminated psyche is free of pride, and instead displays Solar Dignity, a form of self-confidence that is completely free of ego or self-grasping.
from Priest, Priestess: Preost, Prestar, Prestere from Latin Presbiter (Elder), from Greek Presbyteros (Older), One who leads the Cow (pres – “before” + root of bous “Cow” - symbol of Nature).
Priest, Priestess, therefore means a Theurgist, someone who dominates Nature, a Buddha, an Illuminated One (Gautama the Buddha or Gotama literally means the conductor of the Cow) Every True-Priest/Priestess is a Cowherd, a conductor of the Cow, a Priest/Priestess of Nature (a Magician, a Theurgist).
(Spelled variously Prittvi, Prithivi, Pritvi, Prittwi, etc. from Sanskrit, "earth")
1) The tattva (energetic source) of the element of earth.
2) The earth goddess.
(Greek Προμηθεύς, "forethought" or to know in advance) From Greek mythology, the son of the Titan Iapetus and of Clymene or Themis. Because he foresaw the defeat of the Titans by the Olympians, he sided with Zeus and thus was spared the punishment of the other Titans. According to one legend Prometheus created mankind out of clay and water. When Zeus mistreated man, Prometheus stole fire from the gods, gave it to man, and taught him many useful arts and sciences. In another legend he saved the human race from extinction by warning his son, Deucalion / Deukalion, of a great flood. This sympathy with mankind roused the anger of Zeus, who then plagued man with Pandora and her vase and chained Prometheus to a mountain peak in the Caucasus. In some myths he was released by Hercules; in others Zeus restored his freedom when Prometheus revealed the danger of Zeus' marrying Thetis, fated to bear a son who would be more powerful than his father.
The Promised Land is the Fourth Dimension:
The Embryo of Soul, the Buddhata, Nephesh, needs to develop the twelve powers of the Elohim; these powers unfold within the zodiacal womb, which is divided into twelve tribes, represented by the twelve signs of the zodiac.
It is clear that when all the twelve tribes of Israel, meaning, when all the parts of our Inner Being are harmoniously integrated by means of the Self-Realization of the Being, all these integrated powers make of that Initiate an Elohim, a Iod-Havah Elohim, an Adam Kadmon.
Thus, this is how, the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve powers of Chokmah are harmoniously integrated within Adam Kadmon.
Initiates, who know how to suffer their trials with patience and work on the integration of the twelve powers within themselves, will inherit the Kingdom, the Promised Land. These types of humans are the only ones who can enter into the Promised Land, the Fourth Dimension, Eden, the Land of Israel.
Obviously, these true human beings are the ones who have the Mercabah, To Soma Heliakon, the Egyptian Sahu, the Solar Bodies. These are the ones who are the inhabitants of the Kingdom of God, the Tree of Life.
Only the inhabitants of the Kingdom of God, the Tree of Life, may eat and drink at the table of the Lord. Only the twelve powers within Our Own Self may sit on the twelve thrones in the Heavenly Jerusalem, the City of Heliopolis, the Kingdom of Zion in the Fourth Dimension.
However, when the twelve tribes of Israel, when the twelve powers of the soul, are not harmoniously integrated, it is because all of them are in servitude of the forces of Klipoth, in the kingdom of the confusion of tongues, the tridimensional world, Assiah.
It is important to remember that the soul, the Buddhata, Nephesh of people, reincorporates, is born under Aries, others under Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces; these are the twelve tribes of Israel.
Therefore, the twelve tribes of Israel in servitude of the forces of Klipoth are the entire humanity, which in its totality form the Lost Tribe of Israel. If they do not renounce fornication, if they continue experiencing the sexual spasm, the orgasm of the beasts, they will never achieve the integration of the twelve powers of the soul, thus, they will never enter into the Promised Land. the Fourth Dimension, the Land of Avalon.
Therefore, the Lost Tribe of Israel is form by the fornicators who have physical bodies in Malkuth, Assiah, Matzarim, the circle of confusion of tongues. Their soul wanders from life to life (as the Fool of the Tarot) within the Wheel of Samsara, Malkuth, the Tridimensional World, the World of Assiah, Matzarim.
The Lost Tribe of Israel is Kabbalistically called “Wandering Jews”, they are not human beings, they are merely intellectual mammals; these souls eventually become inhabitants of Klipoth, the infernal worlds.
"Proserpine, the Queen of the Infernos, is also Hekate, the Blessed Goddess Mother Death under whose direction works the Angels of Death." - Samael Aun Weor, The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology
(Greek) Proto means "first." The Protocosmos corresponds to the first of the seven regions of the universe, the Spiritual Sun, which is ruled by one law.
A term used by Gurdjieff to refer to the first of seven crystallizations of energy. The seven are:
exioëhary = sperm
resulzarion = gestational results
These words are composed of a prefix derived from Greek numbering. The suffix –ehary is derived from the term “johary” which in Persian-Azerbaijani-Turkish vocabulary means “essence” (or extract) of, or “atomic crystallization of.”
"A psychological country exists within each one of us, which is populated by all of the psychic aggregates which we carry within our interior. The people know the place in which they are situated at each given moment, yet, they disgracefully ignore the psychological place in which they are situated. There are those who live situated in brothels and taverns, or in filthy places of their psychological countries, and they lamentably ignore it. Even though it seems incredible, the fact is that there are some very worthy and virtuous spouses who live within their homes in the physical world, yet psychologically, they are found situated in brothels. Honest and decent gentlemen with magnificent records are found psychologically situated in suburbs, towns, and streets of gangsters, thieves, and bandits. All of this is due to those psychic aggregates which we carry in our interior." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"Work-Memory can certainly give us distinct psychological “photographs” of the different stages of our past. As a whole, it will bring to our imagination a vivid and even repugnant imprint of what we were before beginning the radical psycho-transforming Work. There is no doubt that we would never wish to return to that horrifying image, that vivid representation of what we once were. From this point, such psychological “photography” is useful as a means of confrontation between a transformed present and a regressive, stale, clumsy and unfortunate past. The Work-Memory is always recorded on the basis of successive psychological events registered by the center of psychological Self-observation." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
The different dimensions through which the Psyche or consciousness (the essence-part of the Monad) has developed itself through different evolving or devolving organisms within the ethereal, astral, mental, causal, or divine dimensions. For Psyche we understand the element which allow us to be cognizant of the dimension where it is active through physical, ethereal, astral, mental, causal, or divine bodies.
From Greek psyche (pskhe) meaning "soul," and Logos, the "principle governing the cosmos," the Word, God. True psychology is "the knowledge of the relationship of the soul with God." Esoteric Psychology is the highest and most potent level of that knowledge, which is "private" and "interior" and is entered into in levels, according to the internal, initiatic process of the seeker.
(Sanskrit) Supreme being.
"Behind this world show, behind this physical phenomena, behind these names and forms, behind the feelings, thoughts, emotions, sentiments, there dwells the silent witness, thy immortal Friend and real Well-wisher, the Purusha or the World-teacher, the invisible Power or Consciousness." - Swami Sivananda, God Exists
"That secondless Supreme Being, who resides in the chambers of your heart as the Inner Ruler or Controller, who has no beginning, middle or end, is God or Atman, or Brahman or Purusha or Chaitanya or Bhagavan or Purushottama." - Swami Sivananda