They gave us chocolate, corn, guacamole, and chiles, and have even more to offer spiritually.
The people who inhabited America before our contemporary civilization were as complex, intelligent, and lovely as any who live today, and their cultures were as varied, contradictory, and expressive. They were great artisans, poets, warriors, thinkers, astronomers, mathematicians. Yes, the ancient Americans degenerated, exactly like our beloved Greeks and Romans, yet the former cultures of the Americas remain widely ignored. Most importantly, at its heart the mysticism of the ancient Americans is completely in harmony with the mysticism of the Egyptians, Buddhists, Christians, Greeks, Jews, Hindus, and so on, and when we study them all, we start to see the place they come from: the one, universal religion.
In Aztec Christic Magic, Samael Aun Weor illuminates many of the significant symbols of the Aztec spiritual tradition, while also providing a series of practical methods to awaken consciousness and experience the truth for ourselves. Through meditation, awakening in the world of dreams, and transmuting the sexual energy, anyone can rise out of suffering and establish a life of happiness.
“The world of ignorance is governed by fear, hate, greed, and lust. In it wander men and women floating listlessly, to and fro, upon their passions only. Only when the human being realizes the spiritual verities of life does he then escape from this underworld... The sun of truth rises in the human being and illuminates his world when he lifts his mind from the darkness of ignorance and selfishness into the light of wisdom and altruism." —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Magia Cristica Azteca" (1973).
"Let us think for a moment of the humanoid multitudes that populate the face of the earth. They suffer the unspeakable. They are victims of their own errors. If they did not have ego they would not have those errors, nor would they suffer the consequences of such errors. The unique thing required in order to have the right to true happiness is, before all, to not have this ego. Certainly, when psychic aggregates, the inhuman elements that make us so horrible and evil, do not exist within us, then the payment of Karma is non-existent. Thus, the result is happiness."