Astral Body

During this Holy Lent that precedes the Ascension of the Master, the ineffable verb of the great Enlightened Beings resounds with a mysterious echo within the closed Temple. These are forty days of terrible efforts for the Sacred College of Initiates.

Thus, the Masters, by singing mysterious songs in a sacred language within the closed Temple, detach with the power of their sacred verb, our Astral vehicle from the profound roots of the evilness of the abyss, within which our Astral body is rooted since ancient times.

There we must live, or better said, experience again all the tenebrous scenes of the past, like bidding a last farewell to the darkness.

It is a law of Nature to recapitulate past events before initiating new manifestations. This is why before its birth, the human fetus recapitulates within the womb all the past processes of human evolution.

Before initiating the Age of the Rainbow, our chemical Earth recapitulated the Lunar, Solar and Saturnian periods.

Therefore, before his Ascension, the Initiate after his Resurrection, must recapitulate his entire past within the abyss.

The Initiate begins recapitulating the most tenebrous scenes of his past within truly infernal spheres; thereafter little by little he ascends to less terrible spheres and less barbarous scenes.

In the abyss, we experience again all the terrible evils of our past incarnations; here is where we realize what Christ means to us.

Indeed, it would be impossible to come out from within the abyss without the help of the divine Savior of the World.

The doctrine of the Resurrection of the dead is the doctrine of Christ.

Dead are all human beings, and only by means of the blood of the Martyr of Golgotha will all human beings be able to resurrect.

When the Human Soul resurrects from among the living dead, the soul then becomes an Angel, unto whom all the marvels and powers of the subtle worlds are disclosed; thus, all the veils are lifted for the Initiate, who is transformed into a God of the Universe.

This is the Doctrine which Christ taught secretly to his seventy disciples.

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no Resurrection of the dead?

But if there be no Resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.

And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
For if the dead rise not, then is Christ not raised.
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the Resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. - 1 Corinthians 15:12-22

Therefore the doctrine of Christ is the doctrine of the Resurrection of the Dead.

We, Gnostics , understand as “dead” the living dead, in other words, the entire humanity.

We call all human beings “the living dead” because of the following reasons:

  • 1) They do not see, nor hear anything of what occurs in the internal worlds.
  • 2) They are subject to illnesses and death.
  • 3) They do not know how to handle the universal forces.
  • 4) They are subject to pain and bitterness.
  • 5) They do not have power over the Mysteries of Life and Death nor do they know them.
  • 6) They die against their will and are born against their will; nor do they know how they are born and die
  • 7) They are inhabitants of the abyss.

Now then, we, Gnostics , teach that the Resurrection of the dead is only attainable by means of initiation.

The resurrection of the dead is performed on the soul and not on the Physical Body. 

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15: 50

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. - 1 Corinthians 15: 42-47

The former verses completely demonstrate that the Resurrection of the Dead pertains to the soul and not to the Physical Body.

It would be absolutely ludicrous and completely laughable to believe that in order to resuscitate at the end of the sound of the great trumpet (within the grave) the bones will join the bones, such as Protestants, Catholics, Adventists, Presbyterians, etc., naively believe.  Only those who do not possess divine understanding can accept such an absurdity.

Therefore, the resurrection of the dead is only attainable by means of the occult wisdom!

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the Occult Wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory. - 1 Corinthians 2:7

A child of Resurrection has the following powers:

  • 1) He has the power to see and hear in all the internal worlds.
  • 2) He has the power to manipulate the mysteries of life and death.
  • 3) He is given power to judge the living dead (the entire humanity).
  • 4) One is born at will and disembodies at will.
  • 5) One has the power to calm tempests or to unleash them, at will.
  • 6) Powers to make the earth tremble, and to sink continents at will.
  • 7) Powers over fire and hurricanes, etc.

Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of the Days and Lord of the World, was the founder of the College of Initiates of the Great, Universal White Fraternity. This great Being is one of the Four Thrones of whom the Holy Bible speaks of.  He lives in Asia for many millions of years with the same Physical Body that he brought to the Earth since the times of Lemuria. Death has not and shall never have power over him, because he is a child of Resurrection, and death has no power over any child of Resurrection.

Master Morya, Master of the Ray of Mars, dwells in the Himalayas, at the edge of a road. He dwells in a humble house; he has innumerable disciples, and his present body has an age of more than nine hundred years. Against Master Morya, death has not and shall not succeed either, because Master Morya is a child of the Resurrection of the dead, and death cannot succeed over any son of Resurrection.

Death only has power over the weak, over cowards, over the living dead, over the children of the Great Whore who have been incapable, who have not had the courage to put an end to their filthy Fornication.

Master Kout-Humi is also well known in the West and belongs to the Ray of Wisdom. He is also of an indecipherable age, and has his Sanctuary on the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. He is another child of the Resurrection, and death has not succeeded over him, because death only has power over fools, over fornicators and adulterers.

Master D. K. (Djwal Khul), is another child of Resurrection, another Superman who has known how to take advantage of his sexual energy. This Master belongs to the Ray of Mercury; he helped Master H. P. Blavatsky, by dictating to her a great part ofThe Secret Doctrine.

He presently possesses the same Physical Body that he had in the year 1675, and death has not had power over him because he is a child of the Resurrection.

Let us now mention Paul of Tarsus. This Master is presently incarnated and he is Master Hilarion. Such a Master is the author of the book entitled Light on the Path. Master Hilarion unfolds in the Ray of Science. He is a Master of the Ray of Mercury.

Master Serapis, Master of the Ray of Venus, is another Child of Resurrection. He is of an incalculable age; he directs the world Art.

Master Rakoczi is the same Count Saint Germain, Roger Bacon and Francis Bacon. This Master directs world politics. He presently lives in Tibet, and possesses the same Physical Body with which he was known during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in all the courts of Europe. The centuries have passed over this Master without death having any power over him, because he is a Child of Resurrection. This Master is of the Ray of Jupiter.

Each of these Masters belongs to a certain ray, for there are seven rays of Cosmic Evolution:

  • 1) The Lunar Ray
  • 2) The Mercurian Ray
  • 3) The Venusian Ray
  • 4) The Solar Ray
  • 5) The Martian Ray
  • 6) The Jupiterian Ray
  • 7) The Saturnian Ray

What Theosophists state about Initiates entering another cosmic ray in each Initiation of Greater Mysteries is not true.

Each Master evolves and unfolds in his own ray, and never changes Rays. In the internal worlds, each of the seven rays has its Temple of Mysteries.

  Christ

I, Samael Aun Weor, Master of the Ray of Mars, give testimony to these things, not because I have read it through books (as is done by those who theorize), but because I have lived it. I am a child of the Resurrection, and I give testimony of the Resurrection of the dead, because I, Aun Weor, resurrected among the living dead, and my duty as Initiator of the New Age of Aquarius is to give testimony of the Holy Doctrine of the Divine Rabbi of Galilee, so that this Holy Doctrine of the Savior of the World is spread over the entire face of the earth without distinctions of race, sex, caste or color.

Each of these Rays has its Chief:

  • 1) Chief of the Lunar Ray: Gabriel
  • 2) Chief of the Mercurian Ray: Raphael
  • 3) Chief of the Venusian Ray: Uriel
  • 4) Chief of the Solar Ray: Michael
  • 5) Chief of the Martian Ray: Samael
  • 6) Chief of the Jupiterian Ray: Zachariel
  • 7) Chief of the Saturnian Ray: Orifiel

These are the seven rays of which the Theosophists have spoken so much about and to which they have dedicated entire volumes, without ever having given the exact and concrete explanation about them. The Theosophists have described the rays in such a nebulous and vague manner that they really do not meet the inner aspirations of the Soul. Indeed, Theosophists need to become practitioners; the teachings of the Theosophical Society are useless to anyone because they lack practice.

Every human being can know to what ray he belongs by merely counting the transverse lines on his forehead.

Those who have a single line belong to the Lunar Ray.

Those who have two lines belong to the Mercurian Ray.

Those who have three lines belong to the Venusian Ray.

Those who have four lines belong to the Solar Ray.

Those who have five lines belong to the Martian Ray.

Those who have six lines belong to the Jupiterian Ray.

Those who have seven lines belong to the Saturnian Ray (read Zodiacal Course by the same author).

All of us, the Masters of the Seven Rays, are “Children of the Resurrection,” and we have all gone through the bitterness of Calvary; we have all experienced within ourselves the Ascension of the Lord.

No Master ever leaves his ray; each Master works only in his ray. The Chief of our ray is our Father, who is in Heaven. No Master ever abandons his Father who is in Heaven; that is why it is impossible for a Master to go from one ray to another, as the Theosophists believe.

I, Aun Weor, am the son of my Father Samael, and even when in my past I evolved under the rulership of different planets, I was never able to leave the ray of Samael, because Aun Weor is a spark emanated from the flame of Samael; therefore, I came from Samael, and I returned to Samael.  Thus, I have always had five lines on my forehead in all my reincarnations.

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