It is necessary that the students of the great, worldwide Gnostic movements (AGLA) receive initiation.
Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition are the three obligatory ways for initiation.
Thought, feeling, and willpower must be totally liberated from the physical body.
To learn how to consciously travel in the Astral Body is indispensable.
First, the Gnostic student must elevate himself into Imaginative Knowledge.
Second, the student will acquire Inspirational Knowledge.
Third, the student will attain Intuitive Knowledge.
For some time the student will train with Imagination, afterwards with Inspiration, and later on with Intuition.
Practices for the Imagination
First: the syllables Ma Ma, Pa Pa, Ba Ba are the first syllables that we articulate in childhood. You can start the initiation with these syllables. You must sing these syllables while assuming an innocent and infantile attitude. You can learn the intonation of these sacred syllables when listening to The Magic Flute of Mozart.
Mozart placed these syllables in his marvellous opera. The disciple must fall asleep assuming an infantile attitude while remembering the first years of his childhood and then mentally singing the sacred syllables.
The word Pa Pa should be vocalized intoning the first syllable Pa in a high voice, then the second syllable Pa will be uttered in a lower voice. These two syllables should be pronounced many times. You must do the same thing with the syllable Ma.
Fall asleep while meditating on your childhood. Review with your imagination your whole childhood and mentally articulate the sacred syllables.
You must know that every child is clairvoyant until the age of four years. Afterwards, the innocent atoms of clairvoyance submerge themselves within the subconsciousness. Therefore, if you want to reconquer clairvoyance, meditate on your childhood and profoundly fall asleep while articulating the first syllable of the child, Ma Ma, Pa Pa, Ba Ba.
This type of meditation and the sacred syllables will awaken the infantile atoms of clairvoyance. Then you will elevate yourself into Imaginative Knowledge. You will learn to think with living images.
The present Root Race only thinks in concepts of ideas. These ideas are the result of desire.
Somebody thinks about conquering a woman, then an idea assaults his mind, etc. The ideas belong to the “I.” Therefore, you must learn to think with living images. The infantile meditation and the sacred syllables will awaken the infantile atoms for new activity.
Imaginative Knowledge grants us the power to consciously and positively travel in the Ethereal Body. When the student has achieved Imaginative Knowledge, then he can start the exercises for Inspirational Knowledge.
We have given many clues in order to consciously travel with the Astral Body, so thousands of students have learned to travel in their Astral Body. However, we have seen in practice that those people who cannot quiet the mind, not even for an instant, who are accustomed to hopping from school to school, from lodge to lodge, always inquiring, always preoccupied, are not able to consciously Astral Travel.
Therefore, the clue in order to consciously travel in the Astral Body is to empty the mind.
While lying down with his body, the student will beg his internal God to take him out of his physical body. After this imploration the student must empty his mind, because for this practice it is useless to think. So, by comprehending the uselessness of thinking, the student will absolutely clear his mind and not think. Thus, by comprehending the uselessness of thinking, the mind will remain quiet and in silence for this practice.
Before anything else, comprehend that in order to consciously travel in the Astral Body, the process of thinking is an obstacle.
When we comprehend the uselessness of thinking during this practice, which will take us to Inspirational Knowledge, then the mind will naturally remain quiet and in silence.
There is the need to distinguish between a mind which is quiet and a mind which has to be forced to be quiet. There is the need to distinguish between a mind which is in silence and a mind which is silenced by force.
When the mind is quiet and silenced with violence, a secret struggle exists, and this mind is therefore not quiet, neither is it in silence.
Only when we have comprehended the uselessness of thinking during these practices, will the mind remain quiet and in silence by itself.
Afterwards, the student must tranquilly fall asleep. If the student achieves falling asleep without thinking, that is to say with his mind quiet and in silence, he will then consciously awaken out of his physical body, elevating himself into Inspirational Knowledge.
Therefore, it is indispensable for the dreamer to awaken, it is urgent to awaken the consciousness. All the human beings travel in the Astral Body during the hours of sleep, but they disgracefully live in the Astral Plane with the consciousness asleep. They are sleeping wanderers.
When the dreamer awakes from his dreams, then he elevates himself into Inspirational Knowledge. The Masters of the White Lodge do not dream. They live at every hour with their consciousness awakened and in the state of vigil even when their physical bodies are sleeping within their beds.
The third step of knowledge is that of Intuitive Knowledge. In order to reach the ineffable summits of Intuitive Knowledge, there is the need to kiss the whip of the executioner and the hand of the one who strikes us. We must love and adore the whole of humanity, sacrificing ourselves for it, always ready to give even the last drop of our blood for the love of this poor, suffering humanity.
When any initiate who consciously moves in his Astral Body can provoke ecstasy by means of love, then this initiate escapes from the Astral Body and elevates himself into the worlds of Angels, Archangels, Seraphim, Potencies, Virtues, Thrones.
Thus, this is when we elevate ourselves into Intuitive Knowledge.
Whosoever reaches the ineffable summits of Intuition can contemplate the future heavenly Jerusalem.
Those that climb the three steps of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition can see the ancient Jerusalem (the ancient Earth) and the future Jerusalem (the future Earth that will come after the great cataclysm).
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were past away; and there was no more sea. - Revelation 21:1
The inhabitants of the future Earth will be awakened citizens within the superior worlds. In the future Jerusalem, only happiness, peace, and love will exist.
And he shew me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
This river of eternal water of life is the Christonic Semen. Those who long to rise through the three steps of imagination, inspiration, and intuition must wash their sins with the pure waters of life, because without chastity, nobody attains any progress in these studies.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life (the ten Sephiroth), which bare twelve manner of fruits (twelve faculties), and yielding her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Then, nobody will utilize their powers for evil doing. Whosoever has risen through the three steps of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition moves himself consciously in his internal vehicles, thus visiting the superior worlds.
The ten Sephiroth constitute the ten atomic surges of the great universal life. The initiate must consciously move within these ten surges of life.
A secret Sephirah exists. This is the Ain Soph (the world of the Absolute Abstract Space). The fatal antithesis of the Ain Soph is the abyss. Therefore, the initiate that does evil with his twelve faculties becomes a black magician and falls into the abyss.
In the new Jerusalem, the leaves and the fruits of the Tree of Life will be for the healing of the nations.
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.
And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
Whosoever receives the name of the eternal One on his forehead will be saved from the abyss and from the Second Death.
No disbeliever or skeptic, no man without faith, can enter into the new Jerusalem. Those who doubt had better prepare themselves to enter into the abyss.
Those who ejaculate the semen, the sorcerers, the assassins, the liars, are people of the abyss. These people cannot receive the name of God on their foreheads.
In the new Jerusalem will live only people filled with faith, love, chastity, and charity, etc.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the (physical) sun; for the (internal) Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his Angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
Whosoever has risen through the three steps of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition has awakened in the internal worlds. Every initiate, while out of his physical body, can ask his Master to show him the future Jerusalem and the things which must shortly be done.
What is necessary is to abandon laziness and to perform the practices of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition which take us towards initiation.
Behold, I come quickly; blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophesy of this book.
This is the Aquarian message; this is the book for the new Age.
This is the secret doctrine of the Savior of the world.
So, the seer of the Book of Apocalypse (who, by the way, is not incarnated today) continues, literally saying the following:
And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the Angel which shewed me these things.
Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
This Angel did not allow himself to be praised. Nonetheless, thousands of disciples enjoy being praised by people. They are the ones who say, “I am a great seer, nothing is hidden for me, I do not ignore anything. I am a great initiate, I am a Master, I know everything etc.” Thus, this is how Satan enjoys his self-praise. The psychological “I” is Satan. He is the one that says “I am the reincarnation of a great Master,” or of a great man.
The truly humble Bodhisattva never praises himself. The humble Bodhisattva says, “I am just a miserable slug from the mud of the earth, I am a nobody. My person has no value. The work is what is worthy.”
The Bodhisattva is the human soul of a Master. The Master is the internal God.
The temple of the Milky Way is marvellous. A great bolder closes the entrance to the profane. Inside this temple, we find thousands of Bodhisattvas from the Milky Way. They look like illiterate peasants. However, the internal God of each one of them governs constellations and worlds. When we cast ourselves to their feet in order to worship them, they say, “I am a nobody, I do not know anything, I have no value.”
See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets.
The human being in himself is nothing but a sinning shadow. Only the Seer of the seer, that is to say the Father who is in secret, is perfect.
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
In that epoch of John, one could still say, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
Today, we can not say this because the times of the end have arrived.
We are in the precise instant in which we have to define ourselves as eagles or reptiles, as Angels or demons.
And behold, I come quickly: and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
The Lamb is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. The Beloved One enters into the soul in order to reward each one according to his work.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life (the ten Sephiroth), and may enter in through the gates (of sex) into the city (the New Jerusalem).
For without are dogs, (the false prophets, those who are founders of evil schools in order to exploit the souls, the fornicators, etc. will be out) and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
I, Jesus have sent mine Angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
And Jesus, the one who received the Venustic Initiation exclaims the following:
I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
And the Spirit (the Christ) and the bride (the soul) say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is thirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Only by taking the pure waters of life, will you attain the Venustic Initiation.
Whosoever drinks from these pure waters of life will never be thirsty, that is to say, whosoever works with the Arcanum A.Z.F. will lift up the Son of Man within themselves and never by thirsty.
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of the book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book”.
Whosoever wants to reproduce this book can do it with entire liberty. Nevertheless, those persons who for false pudency take from this book the secrets of the Arcanum A.Z.F., woe of them! God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
You can reproduce this book with the goal that the Aquarian message will reach all of the nations of the world, but woe! woe! woe! to those who add to it or take the words from the book of this prophecy, because truly, truly, I tell you, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen, Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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