From the Ancient of the Days (Kether), who is Christ (Chokmah), emanates the divine couple (Binah); this is the Holy Spirit and his virgin wife. In each person, the wife of the Holy Spirit resembles an ineffable woman. The Divine Mother wears a white robe and a blue cloak. The blessed goddess, mother of the world, carries a precious lamp (Chesed) in her hand.
The divine male is a complete Christ, and is symbolized by a phallus in erection, by a scepter of power on high, by a tower, by every pointed rock, and by the robe of glory. He is a spring of divine origin.
The divine woman is an ineffable virgin. The Divine Mother is symbolized among the Aztecs by a mysterious virgin. This virgin has a mysterious mouth (cavity) in her throat. This is so because the throat is really the uterus where the word is gestated. The gods create by means of the larynx. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The Holy Spirit is the light maker: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” [Genesis 1:3]. The esoteric meaning is, “The light became, because he uttered it.”
The Aztec virgin has four hands. The esoteric meaning is: she receives life from the Father, and by delivering the Word she bestows life to all things. Thus, she is the mother of the world.
Two strange intertwined serpents in profile form a strange head; those two serpents are the two sympathetic cords (Ida and Pingala) of the spinal medulla. Our sexual energy ascends to the brain through these two canals: “What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves” [Zechariah 4:12]. These are the two witnesses, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth” [Revelation 11:4]. These also represent the two serpents that are intertwined on the caduceus of Mercury.
The two other serpents that form the arms and shoulders of the goddess are the tempting serpent of Eden and the serpent of bronze that healed the Israelites in the wilderness.
The skirt of this Aztec virgin is woven with serpents.
Under her chest she has what represents death. There is the need to die in order to live. There is the need to lose everything in order to gain everything.
In the temple of serpents named the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Holy Spirit was worshiped as follows: before sunrise, a priest dressed in a robe and cloak of black, white, and red colors sprinkled a seashell-powder into red fiery embers; the powder was made with white, black, and red seashells.
The white represents the pure Spirit, the black symbolizes the falling of the Spirit into matter, and the red is the fire of the Holy Spirit, through which we return to the whiteness of the pure Spirit.
In the moments when the smoke offering was rising up to heaven, the priest was praying for life, thus the plants bloomed, because the Holy Spirit is the sexual fire of the universe. This rite was performed in the Temple of Quetzalcoatl before sunrise, because the Holy Spirit is the light maker. The priest vocalized the mantras IN EN.
The prophet Jonah also performed the rite of the Holy Spirit, exactly in the same way as the Aztecs, and he used for this purpose the same vestures and the same seashell-powder. He also vocalized the mantra IN EN as he sprinkled the incense into the fire.
This rite must be established in all the Gnostic sanctuaries. The seashells are related with the water of the sea, and the water is the habitat of the fire of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the seashells become the perfect smoke offering to the Holy Spirit.
The mother, or Holy Spirit, grants us power and wisdom. The symbols of the Virgin are the yoni, the chalice, and the tunic of occultation.
When the semen is not ejaculated, the total sexual energy of the divine couple returns towards its origin, opening centers and awakening outstandingly divine igneous powers.
On Mount Horeb, Moses attained the incarnation of the Mother and thus became enlightened. Others had attained the incarnation of the divine couple; very few succeed in incarnating the Ancient of Days.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: these are the three aspects of the Crown, the trinity within the unity of life.
Before Jesus, many Buddhas received the Crown of Life and they died crucified. After Jesus, a few of us have received it, and in the future many other Buddhas will receive the Crown of Life. The Spirit of wisdom (Chokmah) always lives crucifying itself in matter in order to save the world.
The Holy Four, the Tetragrammaton, the יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei, the divine “I Am,” is symbolized by the four fangs of the Aztec virgin. In Kabbalah, Kether is the Father, Chokmah is the Son, and Binah is the Holy Spirit. They form the Sephirothic Crown, the Crown of Life. This triad plus the One form the Holy Four, the holy and mysterious Tetragrammaton: יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei.
This chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor.
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