Christ was worshipped in the mysteries of Mithra, Apollo, Aphrodite, Jupiter, Janus, Vesta, Bacchus, Astarte, Demeter, Quetzalcoatl, etc.
The Christic principle has never been absent from any religion. All religions are one. Religion is as inherent to life as humidity is to water. The great cosmic universal religion becomes modified into thousands of religious forms. Thus, the priests from all religious forms are completely identifiable with one another through the fundamental principles of the great cosmic universal religion.
Therefore, a basic difference between the Mohammedan priest and the Jewish priest, or between the Pagan priest and the legitimate Christian one, does not exist. Religion is one. Religion is unique and absolutely universal. The ceremonies of the Shinto priest of Japan or of the Mongol Lamas are similar to those ceremonies of the shamans and sorcerers from Africa and Oceania.
When a religious form degenerates, it disappears; yet, the universal life creates new religious forms in order to replace it.
Authentic primeval Gnostic Christianity comes from Paganism. Prior to Paganism, the Cosmic Christ was worshipped in all cults. In Egypt, Christ was Osiris and whosoever incarnated him was an Osirified one. In all ages there have been masters who have assimilated the infinite universal Christic principle. In Egypt, Hermes was the Christ. In Mexico, the Christ was Quetzalcoatl. In sacred India, Krishna is Christ. In the Holy Land, the great Gnostic Jesus (who was educated in the land of Egypt) was the one who had the bliss of assimilating the universal Christic principle, and because of this, he was worthy of being rebaptized with the seity of fire and of the cross, Kristos.
The Nazarene, Jesus-Iesus-Zeus, is the modern man who totally incarnates the universal Christic principle. Prior to Jesus, many masters incarnated this Christic principle of fire.
The Rabbi of Galilee is a God, because he totally incarnated the Cosmic Christ. Hermes, Quetzalcoatl, Krishna are Gods because they also incarnated the Cosmic Christ.
It is necessary to worship the Gods; they help their devotees.
“Ask, and it shall be given you... Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Sexual Magic is the art of producing fire. We can produce fire, develop it, and incarnate the Christ only with the Perfect Matrimony. This is how we become Gods.
The Christic Principle is always the same. The masters who incarnate it are living Buddhas. Among them there are always hierarchies. The Buddha Jesus is the most exalted initiate of the universal White Fraternity.
When a religious form has fulfilled its mission, it disintegrates. Jesus the Christ was in fact the initiator of a new era. Jesus was a religious necessity of that epoch. At the end of the Roman Empire, the Pagan priestly caste had fallen into the most complete disrepute. The multitudes no longer respected the priests and the artists satirized the divine rituals in comedies, sarcastically nicknaming the divinities of Olympus and Avernus. It is painful to see how these people depicted the God Bacchus as a drunken woman, and at other times caricatured him as a pot-bellied drunkard mounted upon a donkey. They represented the ineffable and blessed Goddess Venus as an adulterous woman who went in search of orgiastic pleasure, followed by Nymphs who were chased by Satyrs in front of Pan and Bacchus.
During that epoch of religious decadence, the people of Greece and Rome did not even respect Mars, the God of War. They sarcastically represented him trapped by Vulcan’s invisible net, in the moment of committing Adultery with his wife, the beautiful Venus. The way that they ridiculed the offended one, along with the sarcasm, the irony, etc., clearly shows the decadence of Paganism. Not even Jupiter-Olympus, the Father of the Gods, escaped profanation for he was sarcastically represented in many satires busily seducing Goddesses, Nymphs, and mortals. Priapus became the terror of husbands, and Olympus, the ancient abode of the Gods, became a licentious bacchanal.
The terrible Avernus (inferno) ruled by Pluto, source of terror for innumerable centuries, no longer frightened anybody and became a subject of comedy with intrigues of all kinds, sarcasm and ridicule that made everybody laugh. The anathemas and the excommunications performed by priests, pontiffs, bishops, etc., did not have any effect, because the people no longer respected them. The religious form had fulfilled its mission and its death was inevitable. Most of the priests then degenerated and prostituted themselves in the already degenerated temples of Vesta, Venus-Aphrodite, and Apollo.
During that epoch, many Pagan priests became vagrants, comedians, puppeteers, beggars. The common people mocked them and ran after them throwing stones. This is how the religious form of Roman Paganism ended. That form had already completed its mission and at that point all that remained was for it to die.
The world needed something new. The universal religion needed to manifest in a new form. Jesus was the initiator of that new era. Indeed, Jesus the Christ was the divine hero of the new age.
The Nicene Council held in the year 325 A.D. did not create a new hero, as the materialistic swine suppose. In the Nicene Council, a doctrine and a man were officially recognized.
The doctrine was primeval Christianity, today disfigured by the Roman Catholic sect. The man was Jesus. Many men had declared themselves Avatars of the new era; however, none of them except for Jesus had taught the doctrine of the new era. The facts speak for themselves, and Jesus spoke with facts; this is why he was recognized as the initiator of the new era.
The doctrine of Jesus is Christic esotericism, the Solar Religion of all ages and centuries.
The Gnosticism taught by Jesus is the religion of the Sun, the primeval Christianity of the Gods of the dawn.
Indeed, the Nicene Council gave legal status to a new religious form that had long endured terrifying persecution and martyrdom. It is enough to remember the circus of lions (in the times of Nero), when the Christians were thrown into the arena to be devoured by those wild animals.
Let us remember the epoch of the catacombs and the suffering of all those Gnostics . It was only just that the Nicene Council should definitively, officially recognize a Solar doctrine and a man who had incarnated the Cosmic Christ.
We clarify that the Holy Gods of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Iberian, Scandinavian, Gaelic, Germanic, Assyrian, Aramaic, Babylonian, Persian religions, etc., have not died. Those Gods fulfilled their mission and thereafter they withdrew; that is all. In a future Mahamanvantara those ineffable Gods and their divine religions will return at the right day and hour for a new manifestation.
When a religious form disappears, it commends its ecumenical universal principles to the religious form that follows it. This is the law of life.
Jesus has the divine attributes of Krishna, Buddha, Zeus-Jupiter, Apollo. All of them were born of a virgin. Indeed, Christ is always born from the Virgin Mother of the world. Every master practices Sexual Magic; thus, speaking symbolically, we can assert that Christ is born within the womb of the priestess wife.
The emblems, symbols, and dramas of the birth of the Gods are always the same. The God Mithra was born on the 24th of December at midnight, just as Jesus was. The birthplace of Jesus was Bethlehem. This name comes from the name of the God of the Babylonian and Germanic people, who named their Sun God Bel or Beleno. Therefore, the birth in Belen or Bethlehem was in order to make the reality of a man who had incarnated the Christ-Sun understandable.
Thus, the Goddesses Isis, Juno, Demeter, Ceres, Vesta, Maia, were personified in the mother of the hierophant Jesus. The Hebrew maiden Mary was a great initiate. Every occultist knows this. All these Goddess Mothers can rightly represent the Divine Mother Kundalini from whom the Universal Word of Life is always born.
All the martyred Saints, Virgins, Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Archangels, Powers, Virtues, and Thrones are the same Demigods, Titans, Goddesses, Sylphs, Cyclops, and Messengers of the Gods, yet now with new names. The religious principles are always the same. The religious forms may change, however, the principles do not change because only one religion, the universal religion, exists.
The ancient convents of nuns reappeared in a new form. Nonetheless, it was a misfortune, because the medieval priests only used the priestesses to fornicate, because of the fact of not knowing the great Arcanum. If they had known the great Arcanum, the priestesses would have fulfilled a great mission, and the priests would have attained profound Realization of the Self. Then the Roman Catholic form would not have degenerated, and Christic esotericism would now be resplendent in all temples.
Gnostic Christic esotericism will replace the Catholic form in the new Age of Aquarius; thus, the human being will venerate the ineffable Gods. The Perfect Matrimony is the religious path of the new age.
To incarnate the Cosmic Christ without Sexual Magic is impossible. Love is the highest religion. God is love. The hour to understand in depth the profound meaning of that which is called love has arrived. Indeed, love is the only type of energy that can totally Christify us.
Sex is the stone of the Sun. Sex is the cornerstone upon which we have to build the temple for the Lord.
The stone which the builders disallowed, the same is become the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Precisely, this stone is rejected by Infrasexual people who presume of being perfect. It is indeed something marvelous that this stone, considered taboo, or sinful, or simply an instrument of pleasure, be placed at the head of the corner of the temple.
Therefore I say unto you, the kingdom of God (the Magis Regnum or Kingdom of Magic) shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. - Matthew 21: 42-45
Sex is the foundation stone of the family, because without it, the family could not exist. Sex is the foundation stone of the human being, because without it, the human being could not come into existence. Sex is the foundation stone of the universe, because without it the universe could not exist.
The sexual energy of the Third Logos flows from the center of every nebula and from the vortex of every atom. When this energy stops flowing from the center of the Earth, this planet will become a corpse.
The sexual energy of the Third Logos has three modes of expression:
- Reproduction of the species
- Evolution of the human race
- Spiritual development
The Kundalini is the very same type of energy with which the Third Logos elaborates all the elements of Earth.
In Nature, there are three types of energy: first, the energy of the Father, second, the energy of the Son, third, the energy of the Holy Spirit. In India, the Father is Brahma, the Son is Vishnu, and the Holy Spirit is Shiva.
The force of the Holy Spirit must return inwards and upwards. It is urgent that the sexual forces are sublimated to the heart. In this magnetic center, these forces are mixed with the forces of the Son in order to ascend to the Superior Worlds. Only the one who attains the complete development of the Kundalini is totally Christified. Only the one who is Christified can incarnate the Father.
The Son is one with the Father and the Father is one with the Son. No one reaches the Father but through the Son. So it is written.
The forces of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit descend to later return inwards and upwards. This is law.
The energies of the Holy Spirit descend into the sexual organs. The energies of the Son descend into the heart, and the energies of the Father into the mind. We return throughout the energies of the Holy Spirit, and on this return marvelous encounters occur. Thus, in the heart we meet the Christ and in the mind the Father. An inwardly and upwardly return is what these encounters signify. This is how we pass beyond the fourth, fifth, and sixth dimensions of space. This is how we liberate ourselves completely.
Much has been stated about the hierophant Jesus, however, the fact is that nobody knows his personal biography. The tendency to castrate the hierophant Jesus exists. The Christian sects depict an Infrasexual Jesus, effeminate, weak, yet at times angry, like a whimsical woman. Naturally, all of this is absurd. The fact is that nobody knows the personal life of Jesus, because we do not have his biography. Only with the faculties of objective clairvoyance can we study the life of Jesus in the Akashic Records of Nature. The Akasha is a subtle agent that penetrates and permeates the whole space. All the events of the Earth and its races, the life of Jesus etc., are depicted as an eternal and living film within the Akasha. This medium even permeates the air. Radio-television science will have instruments adequate enough to see the Akashic records at the end of this century. Then, people will study the personal life of the hierophant Jesus with this equipment.
We already know that all movement is relative and that there is only one constant. This one is the velocity of light. Light travels at a certain constant velocity. With their lenses astronomers perceive stars that have already ceased to exist. What they see and even photograph of these stars is the memory, the Akasha. Many of these stars are so distant, that the light coming from them could have begun its journey before the formation of the world. This slowness of light, this constant, may in reality make the invention of certain special instruments with which the past can be seen possible. None of this is impossible. Thus, with a very special telescope, with a very special radio-television apparatus, it is possible to capture sounds and light, events and happenings that have occurred on our Earth since the formation of the world. Science will achieve this very soon, at the end of this century. Then it will be possible to write the biography of Jesus.
In the Astral body, the Gnostics study the Akashic records whenever it is necessary. We know the life of the great Master and we know that Jesus was really a complete man in the fullest sense of the word. Jesus had a priestess wife, because he was not an Infrasexual. The wife of Jesus was evidently a complete Lady adept, endowed with great secret powers. Jesus travelled through Europe and was a member of a Mediterranean mystery school. Jesus studied in Egypt and practiced Sexual Magic with his priestess inside one of the pyramids. That is how he recapitulated the initiations and later achieved the Venustic Initiation. Jesus travelled through Persia, India, etc. Thus, the great Master was a Master in the most complete sense of the word.
The four Gospels are indeed four texts of Alchemy and White Magic. Initiation begins with the transmutation of the water of life (semen) into the wine of light of the Alchemist. This miracle is performed at the Wedding of Cana, a miracle always in wedlock. One begins to traverse the path of Initiation with this miracle. All the drama of the life, passion, and death of Jesus is as ancient as the world. This drama comes from the past, from ancient archaic religions and is known in every corner of the world. This drama is applicable to Jesus, and in general to all those who traverse the path of the razor’s edge. That drama is not the personal life of one man. That drama is the esoteric life of all those who follow the secret path. That drama can be applied to Jesus, as well as to any other Christified initiate. Indeed, the drama of the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus is a cosmic drama that existed long before the existence of the world. That drama is known in all the worlds of infinite space.
The four Gospels can only be understood with the key of Sexual Magic and the Perfect Matrimony. The four Gospels were only written to serve as a guide to the few who follow the path of the razor’s edge. The four Gospels were never written for the multitudes. The work of adapting the cosmic drama to the new age was marvelous. Secret groups of initiates took part in this work. They did a splendid job.
When profane people study the Gospels, they misinterpret them.
Jesus had the heroism to assimilate the Christic substance in all his internal vehicles. He achieved this by working with INRI (fire). This is how the hierophant was able to be one with the Father. Jesus became a Christ and ascended to the Father. Everyone who assimilates the Christic substance in the physiological, biological, psychic, and spiritual Self becomes a Christ. Therefore, Christ is not some kind of human or divine individual. Christ is a cosmic substance that is found in the whole infinite space. We need to form Christ within us. This is only possible with INRI (fire).
Christ cannot do anything without the snake. The snake only develops, evolves, and progresses by practicing Sexual Magic.
Whosoever forms Christ becomes Christ. Only Christ can ascend to the Father. The Father is neither a human nor a divine individual. The Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit are substances, forces, transcendental, and terrifically divine energies. That is all. What happens is that unfortunately, people have a marked tendency to anthropomorphize these superior forces.
Jesus lived the drama of the Passion; nonetheless, he was not the only one who has lived it. Prior to him, some initiates like Hermes, Quetzalcoatl, Krishna, Orpheus, Buddha etc., lived it. After Him, a few others have lived it. The drama of the Passion is cosmic.
Christ and Sexual Magic are the synthesis of all religions, schools, and beliefs. The Perfect Matrimony does not harm anyone. All the priests of all religions, teachers of all schools, the worshippers of Christ, the lovers of Wisdom, can traverse the path of the Perfect Matrimony. The synthesis does not harm anyone, rather it benefits all. This is the doctrine of the synthesis. This is the doctrine of the new era.
We, the members of all schools, religions, sects, orders, etc., would do well to agree on the basis of the Perfect Matrimony as the foundation for a new civilization based on the wisdom of the serpent. We need a new civilization based on the Perfect Matrimony. The entire world is in crisis and only with love can we save ourselves.
We, the Gnostics , are not against any religion, because this would be an absurdity. All religions are needed. All religions are diverse manifestations of the universal infinite cosmic religion. People without religion would be a serious and lamentable thing. We believe that all schools and sects fulfill their mission teaching, studying, discussing, etc. What is important, and indeed fundamental, is that people follow the path of the Perfect Matrimony. Love does not harm or hurt anyone. Gnosis is the flame from which all religions, schools, and beliefs come from. Gnosis is wisdom and love.
Those who believe they will achieve Christification in time, by means of evolution, reincarnating, and gaining many experiences, are in fact mistaken. Those who think in that way are delaying the error from century to century, from life to life; however, the reality is that in the end, they will be lost in the Abyss.
We, the Gnostics , do not deny the law of evolution. We only state that this law does not Christify anyone. The laws of evolution and devolution are purely mechanical laws of Nature that proceed simultaneously in the entire great laboratory of Nature. Many organisms, many species are a product of devolution and many other organisms and species are a product of evolution. The grave problem lies in attributing to evolution aspects, virtues, and qualities that it does not possess. Evolution does not Christify anybody. Whosoever wants Christification needs the revolution of the Consciousness. This is only possible by working with the grain.
We must clarify that the work with the grain has three completely defined lines.
- First: to be born.
- Second: to die.
- Third: to sacrifice for the poor, suffering humanity.
To be born is a completely sexual problem. To die is a matter of sanctity. Sacrifice for humanity is Christ-centrism.
The angel must be born within us. This angel is born from his sexual seed. Satan must die; this is a matter of sanctity. We must give our life so that others may live. This is Christ-centrism.
The hierophant Jesus really lived out all the drama of the Passion, just as it is written. Even though we are really miserable worms of the Earth, we also need to live all the drama of the Passion.
Jesus was the son of a Roman soldier and a Hebrew woman. The great hierophant was of medium stature and with fair skin, lightly tanned by the rays of the Sun. The great Master had black hair and a beard of the same color. His eyes were like two ineffable nights. The word Nazarene comes from nazar, meaning “a man with a straight nose.” Jesus did not have the hooked, Jewish type nose. The great Master had a straight nose. This is typical of the white European race. Jesus was only Jewish on the side of the Hebrew Mary; however, on his father’s side he was of the white Celtic race. His father was a Roman soldier. The priestess wife of the Master Jesus was also of the white race and had great esoteric powers, as she demonstrated when travelling with the Nazarene through the countries of the Mediterranean in the lands of Europe.
Jesus was a complete man. Jesus was not the castrated one that many religions depict. Jesus followed the path of the Perfect Matrimony. Jesus formed the Christ within himself by practicing Sexual Magic with his wife. What we are stating will shock fanatics. Nevertheless, when scientists have the Akashic Records of Nature in their power, then these people will see that we were right, because they will be able to see for themselves the life of Jesus by means of ultramodern television (it does not matter what name will be given to those devices in that age).
The whole history of the world will be known through the Akashic Records, the lives of all the great beings, the complete history of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, etc. Time is passing and the facts will confirm our statements.
While we were completing these thirty-three chapters of the Perfect Matrimony, we have been informed that the great Master Jesus is in the western United States. The great Master walks the streets anonymously and unknown; he dresses as any citizen and nobody knows him. A tremendous flow of Christic energy comes from him and is dispersed to all America. The great Master still maintains the same body that he had in the Holy Land. Indeed, the great hierophant Jesus resurrected on the third day from among the dead, and still lives with his physical body. Jesus achieved resurrection through the Elixir of Long Life. Jesus received the Elixir of Long Life because he was Christified. Jesus was Christified. Jesus was Christified because he followed the path of the Perfect Matrimony.
We close these thirty-three chapters by stating that in the center of the four ways called religion, science, art, and philosophy is found the supreme synthesis. This is the Perfect Matrimony.
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