The “Saga” Maria Pastora is a great Master from the Mayan Ray and a great illuminated sage in the powerful wisdom of the snake. At present, the “Saga” lives on the greatest star of the “Great Bear.” She never abandons her Green Snake.
The power of the medic-magician is based on the snake. The snake curanderos live making war amongst themselves. When a snake curandero has a lot of fame and clientele, then the rest of the curanderos make war upon him and they send serpents to bite him and kill him. Those snakes are sent abroad through the Astral Plane from far away. This is what we call Jinn state.
If the curandero is very well “sealed” with his Tattvic extracts, then he has nothing to be afraid of, because the viper’s poison will not cause him any harm. Yet, if he is not “sealed,” then inevitably he will die.
The snake curandero is a king within the vortex of the jungle, because nobody can cure the snake’s bite but him. All the remedies from the pharmacy are worthless in these cases.
When a snake kills another snake, the victorious snake completely swallows the other. Afterwards, the snake vomits the other intact. Then, the victorious serpent searches for the leaves of a plant called “siempre-viva” (Sedum praealtum DC.) and give these leaves to the victim to smell. Thus, the dead snake resurrects and runs away. The “siempre-viva” plant is a liana that entangles itself everywhere and it has little leaves with the shape of a heart. It is the queen among all the plants that cure snake bites.
A circle must be traced around the plant before its harvesting. Then, it has to be blessed and one must beg the elemental of the plant for the services that one wishes from him, because it is not the plant which cures but its elemental.
Subsequently, the plant must be placed within a container with rum. Thus, when it is necessary to cure a person who has been bitten by a snake, this potion has to be given to him to drink and the area where the bite is found must be bathed with it.
The Indians are accustomed to always wear bracelets made with the skins of snake. The Arhuaco “Mamas” from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta remain entire hours sexually connected with their wives and they withdraw in the moment when they feel the approaching of the spasm, in order to avoid the spilling of the semen. In other words, they do not terminate the sexual act, because they suppress the orgasm. This is how they awake their “igneous snake.”
On the rocky patios of the Aztec temples, young people from both sexes (couples) were naked, caressing each other, and connecting sexually. This was done during the period of entire months without ever consummating the sexual act (without reaching the orgasm). This is the way they transformed themselves into medic-magicians, by awakening the power of their igneous snake.
Within the mysteries of Eleusis, the sacred dance and sexual magic transformed human beings into Gods.
The igneous snake is enclosed within a membranous bag that is situated in the coccygeal bone, which is the bone that serves as a base for the spinal column.
An ethereal chakra exists within the coccyx, and the spiritual fire snake resides there. When we practice sexual intercourse in the same way the Arhuaco “Mamas” and the Aztec Indians practice it, then this spiritual fire snake awakens and starts its ascension through the canal of the spinal column, until reaching the head.
When this spiritual fire snake reaches the head, then the Gnostic medic attains possession of all the powers of a God. He fuses himself with his Innermost, and becomes an Angel. This igneous snake is called “Kundalini” by the Hindus.
The human being who has awakened his Kundalini becomes a physician anointed by God. The secret dwells in sexually connecting with our spouse and withdrawing from the sexual act without spilling the semen. Abundant information about this transcendental theme will be found in my books The Perfect Matrimony and The Revolution of Beelzebub.
Those who are awakening their igneous snake must help themselves with electric massages from the bottom to the top, along the spinal column. Any electric massage apparatus serves for this purpose.
While in the state of “Manteia” (ecstasy), the initiates can contemplate their resplendent Innermost, face to face, before the mirror of Eleusis. Another marvelous mirror exists within the human being. The Gnostic medic must learn how to use this mirror by means of interior profound meditation... This mirror is imagination. For the wise ones, to imagine is to see. Imagination is clairvoyance itself.
Imagination is the mirror of the soul. It is the translucence through which we perceive the images from the Astral Light.
The Master Paracelsus states the following when he refers to the imagination:
“The visible man has his laboratory (his physical body), and the invisible man works there. The Sun has its rays which are not possible to seize with the hands. Nevertheless, these rays are very strong (if they are brought together by means of a lens) and can burn edifices.
“Imagination is like a sun, it operates within its own world wherever it glows. Man is what he thinks. If he thinks in fire, then he burns. If he thinks in war, then he is warring.
“Imagination becomes a sun by means of the power of thought.” - De Virtute Imaginativa
Imagination is developed by means of willpower. Willpower is invigorated and developed with imagination.
In order to magically operate upon the elementals of the plants and upon the organism of sick people, the Gnostic medic must unite his willpower and his imagination in a divine union.
The disciple must render himself daily to the practice of profound meditation. The theme of birth and death of plants is very simple as an exercise for interior meditation. The disciple must sit or lie down comfortably and stare for some moments at a plant, which he must already have for this exercise. He then closes his eyes and while preserving the image of the plant in his mind, he becomes somnolent. Once he is sleepy (somnolent), then he has to meditate on the growth of the plant from the time when it was a little, tiny stalk, until reaching its present state.
Remember that everything which is born has to eventually die. Imagine the plant in the process of decaying, withering, dying, converting into compost. Then, the disciple must fall asleep a little more and try to see and to converse with the elemental creature of that plant.
The elemental of that plant will be seen and heard after some time of daily practice. Then, the elemental will teach his secret formulae related with the sicknesses which he knows how to cure, and the elemental will place himself at the student’s service for the execution of the works in which such an elemental is an expert.
This medicinal procedure through interior profound meditation develops the disciple’s own imagination. Thus, he will become an illuminated clairvoyant. He will direct his internal sight towards the most far away boundaries of the earth and will become a ruler of creation in its entirety. He will know the wisdom of each herb and thus he will unleash the tempests. He will transmute lead into gold and will make the earth tremble.
The fiery snake will make his mirror resplendent. Then, the disciple, abiding within his own cavern (his interior universe), will convert himself into a Dragon of Wisdom.
The magic of herbs allows us to unleash the waters and to make the entire universe tremble.
The Indians from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta preserve two cosmic books from very ancient times. One of them is called El Anta. Great cosmic powers are enclosed within these two books.
When we delivered to humanity our book entitled The Perfect Matrimony, which contains the most solemn message which the White Lodge has given to humanity since the first foundations of the world until our days were established, many passionate perverted ones, mystical and sanctimonious people emerged who qualified us as pornographic. Those people took it personally. Thus, they cried... and vociferated in vain.
Some decrepit old men, who were rendered null because of too much copulation, declared that sexual magic was impossible. Thus, they pleaded for that absurd sexual abstention, for the unhealthy “chastity” of religious people. In other words, they pleaded for nocturnal pollutions, spermatorrhea, masturbation, and decalcification, because Nature cannot be violated with impunity. The sexual laws were not made in order to be transgressed.
To despise the woman—who is truly the best that man has, the most beautiful creature that life has granted—is a work of eunuchs, a work of masturbators, a work of sodomites. Woman converts man into an omnipotent God, who is capable of shaking the earth and unleashing lightning and tempests in the whole universe.
The “mystics” of Theosophy, the Rosicrucian Order, and Spiritualism called us “materialists.” These offensive ones believed themselves to be super-transcendental and they forgot that nothing can exist, not even God, without the help of matter. Sex is repulsive to them, but from where are they coming ? Who enrolled them in the school of life...?
Know then that initiation was not made for abnormal ones. Get ye hence, you eunuchs, sodomites, physically and morally decrepit ones...! Get ye hence, you fornicating spiritualists! Get ye hence, you classroom tyrants! The altar of initiation can only be approached by the true man and by the true woman.
My disciples must be intrepid, courageous, tenacious, ferrous, and of a character like a steel shield, always victorious, always rebellious as the heroic creations of the illustrious Rabelais.
Each one of my Gnostic disciples is a soldier in complete battle, in a field without boundaries, without parochial limitations, without compromises from sects and from lodges.
The Gnostic army is the army of Christ. The Gnostic army is now in battle against false religions, schools and sects from the world. It is against everything black, against everything which tastes of crime and exploitation.
The paladins from the new era emerge everywhere. We have Gnostic soldiers in the factories, in the workshops, in the ships, in the railroads, in commerce, in the banks, in industry, in the mines. In short, they are everywhere.
Now, not even one point more or one point less, whosoever is not with us is against us. We cannot tolerate more infamies and false promises from dim-witted politicians. Now we want to return into the fields of Nature in order to work. Now we want to return into the bosom of the blessed Goddess Mother of the world.
Now, we want a King, a President, a Governor: Christ, Christ, only Christ!
Woe to those mystics who detest the woman! Woe to those passionate fornicators who only see in her an instrument of pleasure! Woeful ones… It would have been good for such men if they had not been born; or it would have been better for them if a millstone were hung about their necks, and they were drowned in the depth of the sea. [Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42, Luke 17:2]
Whosoever wants to reach the altar of initiation has to thrust himself against his own defects, against his vices, in a battle face to face against the enemies who dwell in his own house (psyche).
Down with the chains of conventionalism! To the redeeming battle!
This chapter is from Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic (1978) by Samael Aun Weor. The print and ebook editions by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization) are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.