Our solar system is a complete body with four complete circles. The circumference of the each of the circles has its respective time pattern.
The circle of the mineral region called Hell or Avitchi etc. has a time scale that goes from 80,000,000 to 80 years; a terribly slow time, very appropriate for all the mineral processes which take place within the earthly crust in that kingdom called Hell or Avitchi.
The circle of cellular life extends from 60 years to a month, and within this time all organisms that live on the surface of the earth normally develop.
The circle of molecular life extends from one month to 40 minutes and measures all phenomena and happenings of the Molecular World. The Molecular World is the region or regions of the atmosphere, the Paradise of all religions.
The circle of electronic life oscillates between 40 and 2.5 seconds. This is the time of the celestial regions with which the phenomena of light and solar happenings are measured.
The infernal region of Avitchi is within the mineral crust of the earth. Avitchi is below the limits of external sensory perception. Avitchi belongs to the densest mineral regions. Avitchi could never be discovered with the physical senses because it belongs to the Ultra.
Avitchi has seven terribly dense regions. Avitchi is symbolized by the infernos of the great religions. Inferno derives from “infernus,” lower region, the atomic infernos of nature. These are the submerged worlds, within the earth’s interior.
When a human being has become too materialistic, too lazy, then after judgment he enters Avitchi. The Tibetan “Book of the Dead” says:
On falling there, you will have to suffer unbearably, where there is certainly no chance to escape.
Those who become more and more evil enter the kingdom with which they have more affinity. This is the kingdom of rocks where the petrified fossil remains of those who were once living creatures abide. These are the people with hearts of stone, hearts of flint, etc. These people no longer respond to any kind of punishment, and each time that they return all they do is work in evil and for evil. They love evil for evil’s sake. Because of their persistence in crime, because of their exaggerated materialism, they have become, in some way, mineral. This is the melting pot, the aim of which is to liberate a fraction of the causal particle, the prime material, the psychic product, a type of embryo soul shut up in the diabolical, mineralized host.
In Avitchi, those who are lost are devoluted in time. From the human state, they devolve to the animal state, then they return to the plant kingdom and lastly to the mineral. Afterwards, they disintegrate, are reduced to cosmic dust. When these shadowy entities disintegrate, something escapes inwards and upwards. What escapes is the embryo of the Soul, the prime material that returns to the world of the Spirit.
Let us remember the vision of Er, who says:
And he said as they arrived, all returned joyfully to the meadows and camped there as if in a congregation... and they talked among themselves - some moaning and crying, when they remember the terrible things that they had suffered and seen on their journey under the Earth - they said their journey had been a thousand years... (because) depending on the errors each man had committed and the number of people he had harmed, he suffered, successively, ten times for each one. Every hundred years they paid, because a hundred years counts as the life of a man, and so it was that evil works were paid for ten times over. - Plato, The Republic
The Cellular Region
The return of the human Essence begins with conception. The trio that starts our life—conception, gestation, birth—is marvellous. It is amazing to think that man begins as a cell, subject to the rapid time of cells, and living in the world of cells. It is extraordinary to know that after about 80 years his human life ends, overcharged with memories. The inner processes that begin conception are extremely rapid, but as time passes become slower. All organic processes become slower.
In fact, the relativity of time does exist. Human gestation lasts 10 lunar months, infancy 100 lunar months, and life more or less 1,000 lunar months.
The electromagnetic trace that the life of a man leaves in the instant of death is imprinted firmly on the conception of the foetus. The path of life is formed with the hoof marks of the “horse of death.” Death, judgment, and conception make a perfect trio. A book called Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines says:
At the moment of death, the four sounds called “sounds that inspire sacred terror” are heard: that of the vital force of the element earth, a sound like the collapse of a mountain; that of the vital force of the element water, a noise like that of ocean waves; that of the vital force of the element fire, a sound like that of a jungle fire; that of the vital force of the element air, a sound like that of a thousand thunderclaps echoing simultaneously. The place in which one seeks shelter, fleeing from these noises is the womb.
When the zoosperm unites with the ovum, gestation begins. The cell with which human life begins has 48 chromosomes. This clearly speaks of 48 laws that govern the human organism. There are 48 controls that regulate the human organism. The chromosomes are divided into genes. A hundred or so make a chromosome. The total constitution of the human organism is determined by the genes.
Genes are very difficult to study because they are made up of a few molecules. They vibrate rapidly and constitute an intermediary zone between the Molecular World and the Cellular World. The genes move and combine under the radio-active waves emitted by a dying person in his last moments. So the new physical body is the exact result of our past return, the faithful instrument of our Karma.
The life of every human being in the physical world is a repetition of the past life, plus its good and bad consequences. Time is circular, and events are repeated at the correct time and day. This is the law of Recurrence. Everything happens again as it happened before, but with its consequences, good as well as bad. This is the law of Karma, the law of action and consequence.
In fact, the object of the automatic repetition of events is to make us aware of our own errors; that is the law. Unfortunately we can do nothing. Everything is repeated at the correct time, just as the hands of the clock go round.
To change external circumstances, we have to change internally by forming Soul and Spirit, that is to say processing Being. Only the Being can create. Only the Being can change all things. Whoever wants to possess Being has to transmute his sexual, emotional, mental, passionate, motor, sentimental, etc. energies. We have to transmute the base metals, that is to say, our defects, into the purest Gold of the Spirit. Only in this way will we possess Soul and Spirit. The pluralized ego has to die. It is urgent that the Being be born within us.
Life in the cellular world is a tremendous repetition of events, and we can only liberate ourselves from this tragic wheel of fate by dissolving the ego on the basis of supreme Understanding and sanctity, and by forming Soul and Spirit. It is a horrible vicious circle, the Wheel of Samsara.
The Molecular Region
The legend of Zoroaster says:
All those whose good works outweigh their sins, go to Heaven; those whose sins are greater go to Hell; he who has the two equal remains in Hamistikan until the future body or resurrection.
The Molecular Region is the region of Paradise. Those beings who suffered greatly in life and who were relatively good become submerged in the happiness of the Molecular World before taking a new physical body. The molecular regions are saturated in happiness. The human Essences enjoy these ineffable regions in the absence of their pluralized egos. Meanwhile, the egos of the Essences remain in the doorway of mystery, awaiting the new reincarnation. In the absence of the ego, the essences develop happily in Paradise. These beings use the Molecular Body. Those who possess the Christ-Astral shine with glory and are even happier in Paradise. This happiness lies only in the sexual seed, in a germinal state. It germinates and is born when the initiate knows the mysteries of sex. The Christ-Astral is a marvellous body. People who possess this body are truly immortal, since they never lose their consciousness.
As Paradise is molecular, it enters and penetrates all Earth’s atmosphere and is especially related to the ionosphere, which is found sixty miles above the Earth’s surface. This region is especially pure. Even when the astronauts travel through this area, they can never discover Paradise with their physical senses. We can only see Paradise with the spatial sense. The Gnostic Movement teaches various scientific techniques for opening the spatial sense.
The Molecular Region has various ineffable countries. These are the planes and subplanes that Theosophists and Rosicrucians speak of. In these regions of limitless happiness, the disincarnate live happily until their time runs out. Dawn, day, evening, and night, infancy, adolescence, maturity, and old age govern the whole cosmos, and even the disincarnate are subjected to this law. In time, these fortunate beings have to return to the physical world.
Everything that the disincarnate see is in their minds. The Devachanic states spoken of by the Theosophic and Rosicrucian books affirm this. The state of unconsciousness into which the disincarnated fall under electronic shock is very regrettable because even when they enjoy the happiness of the Molecular Regions they are not sufficiently conscious, as an Adept of the White Lodge would be. Only those who have acquired Soul live conscious of the Superior Regions of the Universe.
The ordinary disincarnated ones project their own desires and aspirations into the molecular atmosphere, and dream of them, living in perfect happiness. Adepts do not dream because they have awakened consciousness and live in this region dedicated to work, in accordance with the great Cosmic Laws, in the laboratory of Nature. This does not mean that the disincarnated do not enjoy the scenery of Paradise. Naturally, they are infinitely happy in their surroundings of happiness.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead, and The Art of Dying from the Middle Ages, teach preparation for death.
Men dedicated solely to material things will not have the good fortune of experiencing the happiness of the Electronic World, due to the state of unconsciousness into which they fall. When these people live in the Molecular World, they spend their holidays dreaming, they drink from the fountain of forgetfulness, and dream delightfully.
The molecular body is a microscope and telescope at the same time. With this body, we can see the infinitely small and the infinitely large. In Paradise, the disincarnated participate in the intimate nature of everything created, penetrating the heart of all that exists. It is better to know things by penetration than by external perception. Life in Paradise would be better if the disincarnated did not project their own desires into the Molecular World. There, each projects images of his own mind into the atmosphere.
The Electronic World
The Electronic World is the Solar World of Light, the world of the Spirit. Those who have Spirit, those who possess an Electronic Body, exercise power over the Molecular, Cellular, and Mineral Worlds. Those who possess an Electronic Body are in a position to help their disciples create their own Souls. Any true instructor teaches his disciples to create Soul. Any man with Soul is a true reformer. A man with Soul can help his disciples, teaching them the theory of acquisition of their Soul. But only a man who has an Electronic Body can work with the embryonic Souls in the same way that a man with a Cellular Body can work with the Earth’s minerals.
Certain affirmations saying that human beings have Soul and Spirit have been exaggerated. In fact, within the human Essence there exists a fraction of the Causal Being, but this fraction is only the prime material that life has given us to make Soul.
Because unto everyone that hath shall be given and he will have abundance... And throw the useless servant into the outer darkness. There will be wailing and the gnashing of teeth. - Matthew 25:29-30
The fate of the human Essence in the Electronic World after death is fleeting, because the human being is still not prepared for living continuously in this solar region.
There are schools for the creation of Soul, and there are also schools of sexual regeneration for the creation of Spirit. The Gnostic Rosicrucian School is a temple and school at the same time. The Gnostic Movement is closely united to the authentic and legitimate Rosicrucian school, which exists only in the Superior Worlds. Our universal, Christian, Gnostic Movement teaches the real path of regeneration. Our school teaches the creation of Soul and Spirit. Our movement has the most complete esoteric school. Our movement is initiating the new Aquarian Age, in the august thundering of thought.
The Electronic World is marvellous. In the Molecular World, light and sound are diffused one hundred times more rapidly than in the Cellular World, but in the Electronic World they travel instantaneously, not along a line like in the Cellular Region, nor across an area like smell, but across a volume of space, and, being independent of atmosphere, they can travel to the Sun in seven minutes.
In the Electronic World, we are light, and we live in all things. There, we experience the tremendous reality of the unity of life. Electronic bodies move freely with the great light in divine space. The human consciousness, dressed with an electronic body, includes within itself the life and consciousness of all the beings of the Universe. This is Yoga, the union with God.
All those who acquire Spirit have to live the drama of the inner Christ, in their practical lives, their homes, in their towns, among their people. This is a cosmic drama that has existed since before the coming of Jesus. The essence of the drama, its principal event, is the death of the initiate and his supreme surrender to the Father. This occurrence takes place amidst lightning, thunder, and great earthquakes.
The transfiguration of the principal person to the Electronic World, the acquisition of Spirit, is something magnificent and terribly divine. In these instants, the electronic force is displaced, and the vertical fracture of all planes of cosmic consciousness opens the inner worlds to the ordinary perception of the man in the street for a moment. Then, all the marvellous things that the Gospels tell of when Jesus died on the cross take place. The earth trembles, graves open, the saints are resuscitated, and they all cry out, “Truly, this is the Son of God.”
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