This is a transcription of a lecture originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio. You can download the audio lecture here: Beginning Here and Now: Mysterious Tetragrammaton, Part 1 .
Let us study the mysterious Tetragrammaton. τετραγράμματον is a Greek word that addresses the four Hebrew letters יהוה which according to Kabbalah spell the name of the Divinity.
- The Zohar, which is the spirit of the doctrine
- The Talmud, which is the soul of the doctrine
- The Bible, which is the body of the doctrine
So the Bible itself and all the stories and the descriptions that we find in it are based on the spirit and the soul of the doctrine. In the Bible we find many stories related with the life of many prophets. In esotericism we name those prophets Aeons or Masters of the Day who reach the realization of their Being. They achieve complete Self-Realization. So, we call them Aeons or יום Yoms, which means "days," vehicles of the light.
Light is the first expression or manifestation of the Unknowable. In Kabbalah, the Unknowable has three aspects, namely: Ain, Ain Soph and Ain Soph Aur. These are the three aspects of the Unknowable that is represented by the last letter Hei of יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei. Within the Unknowable we find that which we call A-Elohim [אין אלהים] which is the Unknowable Seity. A-Elohim is that Seity which cannot, in any way, be represented because it is an Unknowable Light, Aur in Kabbalah; thus, light-אור-Aur abides in it and emanates from it.
Let us now study the light within the meaning of “And Elohim said” which hides the mystery of Mi, Aleh and Elohim.
ויאמר אלהים יהי אור ויהי־אור
"And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light." - Genesis 1: 3
The Hebrew letters of the phrase ויאמר “and said” can be disarranged as follows: מי אור, which mean, “who, light.”
"Lift up your eyes on high, and behold [מי Mi] who has created [אלה Aleh] these things." - Isaiah 40: 26
"(At the end of the word אלהים Elohim, the syllable ים “im” is) Mi מי (who), is the concealed and hidden One [the Holy Spirit], is he whom all created beings are seeking to know, but after all their efforts and endeavors, by the gaining of knowledge [Daath-Gnosis], they only come at last to [the Divine Mother Devi Kundalini] Mah מה (the what)." - Zohar
Thus, “And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light,” can be read: מי אור אלה-ים יהי אור ויהי־אור meaning: Who, the light of Elah-Yam [אלה-ים the Sea Goddess, the Ain Soph], will be light, and light will be. In other words:
ויאמר אלהים אל־משה אהיה אשר אהיה
“And Elohim said” unto Moses, I become who I Am." - Exodus 3: 14
אהיה אשר אהיה Eheieh Asher Eheieh – “I become who I am.” אהיה Eheieh is a Tetragrammaton or four lettered word that represents Kether, the Father of all lights, the infinite. Through the Tetragrammaton the light “Asher” becomes the Tetragrammaton. Both words “Mi” and “Asher” mean “Who” in Hebrew. This is why “Mah” מה (the what) or letters מ Mem and ה Hei of אלהים Elohim called the light Day.
"And Elah-Yam called [אור - Aur] the light [יום - Yom] Day." - Genesis 1: 5
Observe that the Hebrew word [יום - Yom] Day, contains the letters of the word “Mi” מי (who), divided by the letter ו Vav that represents the Spinal Medulla; the Kundalini.
"The primal celestial light [מי אור] of the first day is [מי Me orאשר Asher, Binah, the Holy Spirit] which lightened the other days of creation. This is why the word YOM – יום - daylight is repeated in each day." - Zohar
"In the name of truth, we solemnly affirm the following: the Third Logos, the Holy Spirit, Shiva [Binah], the First Begotten of creation, our inner individual Monad, or more correctly, our super individual Monad is [מי אור who,light], the husband of [“Mah” מה (the what) אלה-ים the Sea Goddess], Devi Kundalini, our particular Cosmic Mother." - Samael Aun Weor
וירא אלהים את־האור כי־טוב
"And Elohim saw “את At - the Logos,” in the light “Aur” of “Hei- the Ain-Soph” that it was good." - Genesis 1: 4
Thus, מי אור “who, light” or אשר Asher is the first manifestation of ה-Hei, the Ain Soph, the Seity, which is precisely the origin of את, At, the Logos.
ברא-שית בר א'אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
"Six created – בר א'אלהים - the Son of Aelohim, את - “At” [the Word] in the heavens and את - “At” [the Word] in the earth." - Genesis 1: 1
Observe that the Hebrew word את - “At” is before השמים “the Heavens” and before הארץ “the Earth.” Thus, את - “At” symbolizes the Word, the Logos, the Son of Aelohim. So, את - “At” is the head of the Heavens and the Earth. The Hebrew words: אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ – contain the four letters of יהוה the Tetragrammaton, sequentially.
About את - “At,” the Word, the Logos, the Son of Aelohim, it is stated:
"His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as [האור Ha-Aur] the [light of the] sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him [את -”At,” the Logos ], I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am [Aleph] the first and [Tav] the last." - Revelation 1: 14-17
And אור-Aur, light, is the way in which all of us can acquire understanding, comprehension, of our own origin. This is why we come and gather here in order to know about ourselves. Each one of us is nothing but a particle of that Unknowable Entity.
When we address this Unknowable Seity, we cannot state that it is a God because it is beyond Gods. It is the origin of Gods, Men, and everything in the universe. That is why we said Unknowable. And if we describe it and said it is like this or like that then it would become knowable. Obviously it is Unknowable within the consciousness of each one of us. Thus, what we want is that Seity to become knowable in each one of us. Knowing is precisely the work that we have to perform. To know is the effort that we have to do in order to acquire knowledge about that which we are. Thus, we have to work on it with IAO, יהו, the three primary forces.
This is why the light of Ain Soph Aur transforms into three primary forces, namely: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, give us access to it. And this is why in Kabbalah, when we talk about the manifested force or manifested light we always point at the first triangle of the Tree of Life. This Trimurti or Trinity is nothing but three aspects of the same light but for the universe, that light is unknowable. However, these three aspects are knowable.
Thus, in order to know את -At, our origin, the Unknowable (which in Kabbalah is called the Ain Soph) we do it through its three Logoic aspects. This is why in all Gnostic lectures, all the masters of the Great Work, Kabbalists and Alchemists, always address the Trinity, or those three lights (the three Mother Letters), in different ways. This, in order to emphasize that if we want to perform את -At, we have to do it in the triune way, three brains by uniting heaven and earth.
To become a disciple, to become a neophyte of IAO, יהו, the three primary forces, is precisely what our own particular individual Spirit wants. You see, now we are talking here about Chesed, our own individual Spirit. We have אל El, Chesed, inside. Our own particular Spirit, our own particular angel, which we can call our Inner God or our Innermost. The Innermost or Inner God, the Spirit, is the higher part of ourselves. He is אל El, an emanation of these three manifested lights which came from that Unknowable Light. את־האור At Ha Aur is an Aeon or a Yom, an Innermost. We can also say At Ha Aur is an אל El, a Master of the Day that achieved the union with the light of IAO, יהו, the three primary forces and therefore he becomes, at the dawn of creation, a representation of את -At, or those twenty two elements, letters, or archetypes of the Logos. We have to develop those archetypes in order to acquire את־האור -At-Ha-Aur.
In Hebrew there is an Aeon, or master, a prophet, whose name is אליהו Eliao; he is called Elijah in English and when he had a physical body he came to manifest this type of knowledge in order to show, with his own life, the work that our אל El, Innermost, has to perform with IAO, יהו. Thus, אליהו is a very significant name. In Kabbalah, the rabbis or master kabbalists of the Zohar state that among the great prophets of the past we find Moses and Eliao or Elijah. And Elijah or אליהו Eliao (this is how his name is pronounced according to Judaism) is one of the highest.
So, Elijah or Eliao is actually a name whose Kabbalistic correlation, regarding pronunciation and spelling, we should know. We are referring to the phrase that was pronounced by the Master Jesus on the cross:
“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, "This man calls for Elijah". - Matthew 28: 46, 47
In Hebrew אלי Eli means "My God"; yet, we know that "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" is a Mayan phrase. Yet they mistook that phrase with a Hebrew phrase because in Hebrew אלי Eli means "My God."
Now, we find that Jah, Elijah, in English, or IAO of Eliao in Hebrew, is also a very profound Kabbalistic word.
Kether which is the first Sephirah of those three lights has יה JAH as a mantra; thus, Jah is a mantra in order for us to communicate with Kether. Jah is a word that vibrates with Kether. יה Jah as well as ויה IAO are at the end of הללויה Hallelujah, a very common word that is always sung by great singers in many operas and compositions. הללו Hallelu means praise. Thus, when we say Hallelu Jah we are praising or addressing the duality–father mother- יה Jah as well as ויה IAO, the trinity or first three emanations of the light of the Ain Soph. These three are Kether, Chokmah, and Binah.
Kether is called the Ancient of Days. He is also called the Goodness of Goodness, the Mercy of Mercies. It is the highest part of our own particular individuality because each one of us has his own particular Kether. Kether acquires different levels in accordance with the efforts that we as souls perform here. We will say in this way that Kether needs to be remembered by us here and now. This is done in order for him to perform something here, in order for us to know ourselves. That is to say, in order to have knowledge about our true Self.
Thus, we need to remember Jah, Kether, who is an androgynous force. Nonetheless, he is called the Ancient of Days, the Father of all Fatherhood. Remember his mantra is Jah. So when you said the name Eli-Jah you said My God is Jah. In English we find three letters in Jah which addresses the three forces. This also applies when you write the name EL-IAO in Hebrew. If you are familiar with the Hebrew letters you will find IAO at the end of it. First we find Aleph and Lamed which spells El, God, in Hebrew then, Iod Hei Vav, אליהו Eliao. This is how we write it in Hebrew, E-I-e-ah-Oh; this is how it is pronounced.
In esotericism, in Gnosis, the holy name of God is IAO. The word El means God. אל El is the particular individual God within us. That אל El emanates from אלהים Elohim, the Trinity, which is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I-A-O, those three particles that emerge from that light which is Unknowable.
This is why in Gnosticism we state the following: if we take into account the light of the Ain Soph Aur, which is unknowable and represented by the letter ה Hei and we add it to the three primary forces of Elohim represented by יהו IAO, then we have four יהוה. This is the unknowable plus the three knowable. Thus, they form the famous Tetragrammaton; the four letters of יהוה that represent the holy name of God. That is why we say that each one of us has his own particular Jahovah, Yod-Ha-Vah, or Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, their own particular Tetragrammaton. Thus, obviously יהוה is what represents God. And for us in order to work, in order to perform what we have to do, we have to do it through the Tetragrammaton. Because יהוה is God who is the only one that can create. Yet, such creation has to be done through us and this is something that is very important to understand. Nevertheless, this is not a belief or as some people think: a subject-matter that we have to believe in or not to believe in but something that we have to perform. All the elements that we need in order to perform the Great Work are within, not without but within. And this is why Gnosis as a doctrine exists.
Kabbalah is the science through which the Masters, the Aeons, come and tell us little by little in which way we have to do it because this is the way they did it. Therefore, we work with these different Aeons in order to perform the realizations of the different parts of our Being.
When our own particular Monad descends into the matter and in the effort of acquiring knowledge of itself, it unfolds or becomes divided into different parts or we will say as the Pistis Sophia states:
And that mystery knoweth wherefore the great Light of lights hath rent itself asunder and wherefore it hath come forth from the Fatherless.
Thus, the realization of the Self is to gather or to collect all the parts in one, in order for it to return to its own origin. Such is the great work and that is when those light particles that express as three and as many in the universe become one.
You see the same word universe explains it in itself; the meaning of it is in the very word: Uni is from unus meaning one and verse is versus, past participle of vertere meaning to turn into the adverse, the contrary of the one. So the universe is the contrary of the unity which rent asunder into many, unity into plurality. This is why we state that plurality or diversity is unity. Thus, unity becomes diversity, many.
So, we have to Kabbalistically see God individually and as Elohim and not as many people mistakenly see it, namely, that there is one God up there and there are many other Gods down here and that we, as individuals, are those many Gods. No! there is one God up there which is my God and I am the lowest part of it. Thus, above me there are other parts that I need to gather in order to become one with all of the parts. This is precisely what we call the Self-Realization of the Being and which is represented in many books, not only in the Bible. Nonetheless, we always take the Bible as example, because the Bible is written in code, based on את -At, the Word, the Tree of Life, the Twenty Two Arcana, the Twenty Two Letters. [Study the course: Alphabet of Kabbalah Course ].
The Bible is a book that was created to do this in order to explain all the work that we have to do here. It was designed in this way from the past. Unfortunately, people have the Holy Bible but they do not understand it. The plan was to bring different Self-realized Masters from the past in order to explain the work to the multitudes. So, the book was delivered to humanity. However, no true master unveiled it to them. This is why many people find stories that just don’t make any sense, that are contradictory to them because they do not understand its Kabbalistic language, nor the alchemical symbols that are written therein.
For instance, we find in the Bible, in Genesis, the first book written by Moses that all of those lights are named the people of Israel. Moses is another Aeon or Yom. Indeed, Moses exists. He is a Self-Realized Master, yet as Aeon he represents in us an element, an archetype that we must awaken. Moses has to gather all of the archetypes that are named the people of Israel. Likewise, the people of Israel exist and existed in Moses' time, yet, in The Bible they symbolize the archetypes of Tiphereth which needs the light, knowledge or Daath, to be delivered unto them. Jesus of Nazareth is also another Aeon that represents another part of ourselves. Thus, when we read that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, we have to delve within ourselves in order to find that archetype that is the only Son of God because everyone has Jesus Christ, Bereshith Bar Aelohim, inside, in potentiality.
When we study Daath, we know that when the Bible states that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, we understand that the Bible is not addressing someone outside of us but inside because we know that Jesus of Nazareth represented that Master Archetype that we need to develop. Yet people who call themselves Christians think that the physicality of Jesus is the only Son of God. They ignore Daath and the fact that he represents an archetype that we need to develop. Such is precisely the problem of this present western humanity that read everything literally. Thus, they ignore that they ignore.
For instance when you study astrology in relation to the Tree of Life, you then know that the first Sephirah, Kether, the Father, is related with the infinite. The infinite is formed by all of those galaxies that we observe in the sky with telescopes. In this day and age we have discovered more than one hundred million galaxies and as we know our particular galaxy is named the Milky Way. It is just one amongst those millions. Well, Kether represents the infinite: all of those galaxies but if we take just one of those galaxies, in itself, we then find Chokmah, the Son. Chokmah is the second aspect of the triune light. Thus, Chokmah represents the zodiac.
The zodiacal belt, or better said, the light of all the stars of our galaxy is channeled into our solar system and the planet Earth, through a belt of constellations which we call the zodiacal belt. The zodiacal belt is associated with twelve zodiacal signs or twelve constellations. Those twelve constellations are what the Bible calls the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
The Bible describes how those twelve tribes descended into Malkuth, Egypt. It describes how Abraham begat Isaac and Isaac begat Jacob, which is another Aeon. You see, Jacob is another Master, which represents Tiphereth, the sephiroth that, in relation with the Twelve Tribes, represents the highest human part in us. Yet, Jacob existed; he was the Bodhisattva of the angel Israel. So this angel Israel represents precisely the human soul, which we are talking about here. Israel is an Aeon that represents all of the parts that we have to gather, the people of Israel. This is why in Gnosticism we explain the word Israel. Actually in Hebrew you write Israel like this: ישראל Iod Shin Reish Aleph Lamed. The letter Shin sounds like Sh; the word ends with El. Therefore, we have Ish-Ra-El.
If we add the letter Aleph to the first syllable of the word Israel, we then have איש Eysh. This spells male in Hebrew. This איש Eysh is male fire; איש Eysh is associated with יש IS which is a syllable that contains four wicks, or four Iods, the Tetragrammaton. That is the fire that develops or creates, that procreates the different parts of Ra. יש Is in Egypt is called ישיש Isis, the female aspect of the "Old Man", the Tetragrammaton. The letter ר Reish of ישראל Israel - (ריש Reish literally means head in Aramaic) by itself sounds Raaah and is related to אל El, the intelligent aspect of the fire. You know that Ra is the Sun. Ra does not addresses the physical sun but Christ, the Solar Light, the Solar Absolute or Ain Soph Aur which as we are explained here is the first emanation of the Unknowable, the Eternal Cosmic Common Father. The Unknowable's Son, Ra, expresses itself as light everywhere in the universe.
Ra, the Solar Light travels in the space. Ra is called in this day and age the Quanta-phenomena. Quanta are packages of solar energy that travel in circles and at the speed of light in the space. The Quanta move at different speeds within different elements. Quanta is what we see–the light that we see–and we say, This is a horse. This is a tree. This is a star. This is a planet. Quanta is precisely that solar radiation that moves at different speeds. When the Quanta move faster than the capacity of our physical sight, we do not see them. Likewise, when Quanta move too slow, we do not see them. We are antennas that only capture the quanta that vibrates to a frequency that our physical sight can receive. Thus, Quanta moves at other types of velocities in other dimensions. Therefore, in order to capture the different frequencies of the solar light we have to develop other senses. That is why we always insist that we have to develop the seven chakras or the seven other senses in order to capture the other frequencies of the solar light.
So, Ra rent itself asunder into those packages of solar energy that we call the twelve tribes of Israel. Thus, each tribe or solar package has, as you know, a Reish or head-twelve sons, twelve heads-but each one has many children or sparks of light. So when we study the twelve tribes of Israel we find thousands of igneous particles that sprouted from their own origin which is Chesed, אל El” our own Being. They descended from Chokmah, the zodiacal belt, through the different sephiroth and finally entered into Malkuth which is Egypt or Misrahim, which is how The Bible names Malkuth. Malkuth is at the very bottom of the Tree of Life and it is always represents the planet Earth, the physical world, the world of matter and action.
Below Malkuth we find the shadow of the Tree of Life. The nine spheres that we find above Malkuth project nine sphere shadows below it. They are depicted below the sphere of Malkuth but in reality they are within Malkuth.
If you read the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, you will discover how Dante describes those nine spheres. Dante enters into the infradimensions of nature, within the inner layers of the earth. The infradimensions are not physical because if we go physically we would just find rocks, metals, magma. etc. but we are talking about infradimensions which are below the three-dimensional world in which we live. And this is something that we have to understand because within those infra layers we also find supra-dimensions; Master Samael explains this as follows:
It is good for all of you to understand that this planetary organism on which we live has three clearly defined aspects in its interior:
- First: the merely physical mineral region
- Second: the supradimensional zone
- Third: the infradimensional zone
It is urgent for you to comprehend in an integral manner that everything in nature and in the cosmos is reduced to additions and subtractions of dimensions that mutually penetrate and co-penetrate each other without disorder.
There exists an hermetic postulate that states, “That which is above is as that which is below.” Apply this postulate to this subject-matter under discussion.
Clearly, according with the law of correspondences and analogies, the nine heavens have their correspondences within the interior of our planetary organism; these nine heavens within the interior of the planetary organism in which we live are intelligently correlated with the nine profound zones of the planet Earth.
However, allow me to explain this subject-matter in depth; what really happens is that these nine heavens have a gravitational atomic center that is exactly located in the center of the planet Earth. In other words, I want to tell all of you, ladies and gentlemen, that the nine heavens that gravitate around such a gravitational atomic center of the planet Earth are extended far beyond the whole solar system. This same process is repeated in each of the planets of the solar system of Ors. - Samael Aun Weor
Thus, in the center of the planet Earth there is a temple of light. In which we find the Genie or the Aeon who is a force, the life of this planet, a great being that the Bible calls Melchisedeck, the King of the Earth. That temple of light exists within the supra dimensions but within the Earth, within its center because if we go into the infra dimension, we find hell and Dante states that we find in the ninth sphere, Lucifer.
Anyhow, according to Kabbalah, Malkuth means Kingdom. What do we need in order to have a kingdom? A King, because a kingdom without a King is not a kingdom. Melech is King in Hebrew. A kingdom also has great beings that help the King to control the kingdom. They are called Adonai, Lords. In England you find the Lords, in relation with the kingdom of England. Lords which have different lands or different powers in that kingdom.
Now, the main point is that in Malkuth, in the planet Earth, in this physical world, which precisely correlates to our physicality, we have a kingdom but it is divided. Behold: we find, atomically, gravitating around the center of the planet Earth, Malkuth, nine spheres above and nine spheres below. Thus, the physical earth, Malkuth, is in the middle of heaven and hell. So how do we call the kingdom of the Earth as a cosmos? We call it Mesocosmos which means the cosmos in the middle. That is why the Earth itself or any planet is called Mesocosmos because it is in the middle of two cosmoses. From it we can go up or down. Below is the Tritocosmos, Klipoth, and above the other cosmoses represented by the four kabbalistic worlds of the Tree of Life. We are called the Microcosmos but as Microcosmos we are still in development. Because physically speaking, we have all the elements of the Microcosmos but in potentiality–not in activity! In order to become a real Microcosmos, we have to develop all of the Megalocosmos within. Thus, we can become indeed a Microcosmos, which is a human being in the complete sense of the word. A Microcosmos is somebody that has cognizance of what is below and above.
Then we always find that there exists in the kingdom, Malkuth, two microcosmic elements that can control the forces of nature. Those two microcosmic elements in the Hebrew language are similarly named. For instance, what in English is Sir or Mister is Bael in Hebrew, yet Tetragrammaton is Adonai.
So Adonai represents in Malkuth the forces above and Bael the forces below and this is something that is not often apprehended by the Kabbalists.
For instance in the Bible, Elijah addresses the demons or the inferior beings that he has to destroy the Baalim, which is a plural for Bael. Bael is singular and Baalim is plural.
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Tetragrammaton is God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Tetragrammaton; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 1 Kings 18: 21, 22
So the Baalim are the individuals, the entities, that are related to the lower kingdoms, the infradimensions. While Adonai is related with the forces above and that is why you find, when you read the Book of Kings (which is the book of the Tetragrammatons because every King is a Tetragrammaton) that refers to those Initiates that achieved Daath or the level of Iod-Havah, the Tiphereth Initiation. Thus, we always find their opposite. The representation of that battle between above and below is represented in many religions, not only in those found in the Bible. We see for example in the book of Exodus written by Moses (who is obviously an Aeon because he is above. He is on the mount of Sinai in front of Iod-Havah, the Tetragrammaton, and Iod-Havah, Chokmah, sent him down to Egypt) that it says:
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. - Exodus 3: 10
Those people are his own particles, parts of himself, that need to be gathered in order to return to the highest part. Unfortunately those parts are bottled up within the protoplasmic matter and this is what, in Genesis and Exodus, Moses calls the Pharaoh. The Baalim could be good people or bad people. As you know in this physical world there is a lot of people that ignore these matters. They are good people, who are trying to do their best but their soul is still scattered abroad into many parts. They do not posses their own soul within themselves; they do not know how.
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he [Tiphereth] that came down from heaven, even [Moses] the Son of man which is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever has faith in him should not perish, but have eternal life. - John 3: 13-14
Behold how Jesus points out that as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even so the Son of Man, Tiphereth, must lift up all of its parts. The serpent of the wilderness is iiiiiiiissssssh, the Isis, the serpent force, which is always a feminine force. Nahassssh is called in Hebrew. Obviously, Moses knew about Nahash that is why he performs miracles with Nahash. That Nahash is as you know the Kundalini, or the sexual force that rises in the spinal column that is represented in the staff that Moses carries.
And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, the Tetragrammaton hath not appeared unto thee. And the Tetragrammaton said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before the serpent. And the Tetragrammaton said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take the serpent by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and the serpent became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the Tetragrammaton the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. - Exodus 4: 1-5
Thus, with the Son of Man (or the staff, serpent that Moses lifted up), he transforms the waters of the river Nile into blood and makes different miracles in front of the Pharaoh. Nevertheless, when Moses is in front of the Pharaoh, the Baalim, of Egypt, do nearly the same miracles:
Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. - Exodus 7: 11, 12 [This means that the Son of Man swallows the powers of the Baalim or magicians of Egypt].
So there we find two types of priesthoods: above and below. These two teach the same thing and are based on the same force and this is why the Master Samael Aun Weor said:
It is unquestionable that the horrible Python serpent is the negative and fatal opposite—better said, the shadow, the radical antithesis—of the serpent of light, since indubitably, truth disguises itself with darkness within the abyss.. [within the shade–in the shadow- of Klipoth.]
Thus, to see miracles is not big deal! Nature performs great miracles; the whole of creation is a miracle. It is written that the snake has the power to create Gods, worlds, planets, suns, stars, demons, Human Beings, beasts, plants and everything. Nevertheless, what Iod-Havah wants is to do all of that consciously. And the only one that can help us, in the beginning, is Eliao. Thus, we have to concentrate our minds and to always remember Jah. Actually Hallelujah is a mantra that bring the forces of Jah into us: when we say Hallelujah, we receive the strength of Jah. Anybody can receive the strength.
Yet, it is a mistake to think that because we gather in a group and we sing Hallelujah that we form a spiritual group and that Jah descends. No, everybody has to evoke his own Jah. Even if you are alone in the desert saying Hallelujah you are evoking only one Jah. Here when we sing HalleluJah everyone will sing his own Hallelujah and bring, therefore, his own Jah and obviously those Jahs will bring a gigantic Jah, a force. Because each one of us is a channel in different levels.
Other mantras exist that can bring the forces of Kether. But this particular master Eli-Jah is characterised by his own zealous. He is always zealous of Je-Ho-Vah. Eli-Jah or ElIAO means Jah-Ho-Vah is my God. This means that our own inner Elijah is the one that is always concentrated, remembering, his own God. And this is why we always insist in Gnosticism: the first step in order to acquire self-realisation is to recognise that God has to do it through ourselves. And therefore we have to bring God into our consciousness, by remembering God. Jah is in the word HalleluJah, yet Jah has no form but takes any form that He wishes.
So the remembrance of the Self, to remember the Self from moment after moment is what's important because the Trinity acts through Jah. The head of these three primary forces is Jah; it is Kether. Therefore, Elijah means to always remember Jah, to be always attentive, to be here and now because that is precisely to remember God. To be here and now. It is not by putting into our mind some image. Remember, it is stated that one of the first commandments that Jah gave to Moses was is "Thou shall not make any image" because the images are from the mind. But Jah has no form. It is, we can say, co-existential with the moment, with the present. And the only part of ourselves that can be in the present is the consciousness. Thus, the consciousness is part of Jah. If you remember Jah it is because you are here and now. You are connected to Jah. Indeed, in the beginning you do not capture the full essence or the hundred percent of Jah because your inner Israel is in bondage–it is in slavery–to the Ego. Thus, it is difficult. The Pharaoh scatters us away. But Moses persists (because he is willpower), Let my people go! This is what we have to do: To use Thelema in ourselves in order to control our mind, the intellect, which is this case is the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh sometimes makes us doubt; to doubt is normal in us because we are individuals that have intellect and the intellect took us out of our inner senses. We do not see beyond the three dimensional world and therefore, we doubt.
Thelema, Moses, does the effort in us but the Pharaoh, the mind, says:
Who is the Tetragrammaton, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Tetragrammaton, neither will I let Israel go. - Exodus 5:2
It is an internal battle. It is what The Bhagavad Gita calls the Mahabharata: The great battle. And it is precisely the war that Mohammed speaks of in the Koran when he states that we have to unleash against the unbelievers, our defects. We have to be merciless against the unbelievers. We have to make them to believe. Please understand, the unbelievers are inside of all of us; they are not outside. We do not have to worry about our friends, relatives, etc. If they do their work, good! We help them. If they do, not we have to respect them because the work is inside not outside. So, this is not a matter of believing; it is a matter of doing! To become zealous of the work, meaning, to love the work by itself. And Elijah represents that, yet he also represents fire. Moses and Elijah; they have to work together in us. Moses is that willpower that is being born from the waters. As we know Moses was born from the waters. The waters represent the sexual force; the waters of sexuality. There are many people in this world that wants to perform the work but they forget that Moses was born from the waters to the princess of Egypt. Yes, the Princess found Moses floating in the Nile, the river Nile. Moshe, Moses, is willpower that emerges from Yesod and rises to Tiphereth completely developed. Nonetheless, when we start this work we are very weak. Yet with the transmutation of the sexual force Moses grows, develops, becomes strong, and liberates the fire. That fire little by little becomes Eli-Jah. Eliao. And this is why we said: in order for that entity that has to prepare the way of the Tetragrammaton to come, you have to pronounce IAO. Thelema gives birth to the true man which is represented by Elijah because Elijah precisely means: My God is Jah. He is a Son of Jah and it is stated that he prepares the way of the Tetragrammaton. And who is the Tetragrammaton? Chokmah is the Tetragrammaton! Such is the goal of any alchemist, of any Kabbalist: to bring the Tetragrammaton, Chokmah, inside. In order to finish the Great Work but the Tetragrammaton cannot come inside if Elijah does not come first. To achieve that, we have to work with the three factors because El-IAO or Elijah, Jah, represents the three primary forces of El. Thus, we have to work with three factors in order to work with the three primary forces. That is why we said the whole work is done with three primary factors: to be born, to die and to sacrifice for humanity. Charity is how we recognise the Messiah when he comes. We recognise him when we are doing charity. Goodness is Elijah, who performs the good work, the great work of God.
Rabbi Joshua ben Levi while meditating near the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai was visited by the Prophet Elijah. "When will the Messiah come?" asked Joshua. "Ask him," replied the Prophet. "The Messiah is at the gates of Romae [Amore], sitting among the poor, the sick and wretched. Like them, he changes the bindings of his wounds, but does so one wound at the time, in order to be ready at a moment's notice."
Then Joshua went to Rome and met the Messiah and greeted him, saying "peace upon thee, Master and Teacher" and the Messiah replied "peace upon thee, O son of Levi." Joshua then asked "When will you be coming?" and was told "Today!". Joshua went back to Elijah and was asked what the Messiah said. 'Peace upon thee, O son of Levi', Joshua replied, and Elijah told him that that meant that he and his father would have a place in the world to come [Olam Ha'Ba - Atziluth]. Joshua then said that the Messiah had not told him the truth, because he had promised to come today but had not. Elijah explained "This is what he said to thee, To-day, if ye will hear his voice [that says: “And Elohim call the light Day]", a reference to Psalms 95:7, making his coming conditional with the condition not fulfilled.- Zohar
May peace reign in all hearts; let us not forget that peace is light. Let us not forget that peace is an Essence emanated from the Absolute. It is light emanated from the Absolute. This light is [in Olam Ha'Ba – Atziluth] the light of the Ancient of Days. Christ said: ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.’ [John 14:27]” – Samael Aun Weor
In the Bible in the Book of Kings, we find how Elijah preaches about the work that we are teaching here. Elijah as an Aeon, as a Prophet, was a Master that existed in the time of Atlantis and this Master was preaching this doctrine at that time amongst other Masters.
Elijah reincarnated in John the Baptist; in the Gospels, in the New Testament, Jesus stated that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah.
And from the days [Yom] of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. - Matthew 11: 12-15
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. - Luke 3: 3
The baptism of repentance for the remission of sins is an alchemical, psychological, work because indeed John the Baptist was a Master that existed at that time, who was really the incarnation of this Aeon, Elijah. He had a temple in the shores of the river Jordan. Everything that is written in the Bible about John the Baptist is symbolic. Jesus went to Elijah and Jesus represents the Messiah that we have to bring inside of us through John. But behold John represents in each of us the seven vowels because John represents the Word. Thus, we said John is Johannes I-O-U-A-M-E-S, the seven vowels. Because in esotericism, we find the M and the S as the sixth and the seventh vowels. So John is Johannes I-O-U-A-M-E-S that represents the seven vowels, the seven parts of the true man. So if you become a true man, if you create within you the vehicle or vehicles that we have to create, the internal bodies, you become a John: a vehicle of the light, a vehicle of the sun, Helios, Eli-Jah or El-IAO. So, there are different levels of Elijah within each one of us. And different levels or types of John, or Initiates.
Now you are just reading this; yet if you perform the work, if you achieve the Self-realization, or the level of human being (which means if you create the Astral Body, the Mental Body, the Causal Body) you will become a John. A solar man, a vehicle of Helios, a true man, a true human being, a vehicle of Elijah. Yet, in order to become a vehicle of Elijah, to be at that level of human being you have to be zealous. Meaning, you have to always remember your God and teach, preach, about Daath, which is the particular alchemical work. This does not mean to believe in anything but to work with it. You must inspire people to understand that the work is within, not without, not to believe in anything but to discover everything within, with effort. And give the clues to humanity; every Master is always do that.
So listen, it is written in 1 Kings, that Ahab [the intellect] who was the loyal servant of this woman, a Queen whose name was Jezebel [the mind], was looking for EliJah since everybody was confused and going in different directions, and worshipping Baal-the forces, the mechanical forces of nature–of whom Jezebel is the Queen. But EliJah was sending the people of Israel, the forces of the consciousness, which are trapped in Egypt, up into the Tree of Life, showing people the way. Thus, it is written:
And it came to pass, when Ahab [the intellect] saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Tetragrammaton, and thou hast followed Baalim. 1 Kings 18: 17, 18
About Jezebel who represents the animal mind, the Book of Revelation states:
And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel [your mind], which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto [Baalim] idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the kidneys and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. - Revelation 2: 18-23
Jezebel is precisely the mind of this day and age. Jezebel is the protoplasmic mind that evolved from the mineral kingdom, to the plant kingdom, to the animal kingdom and now is Queen in each one of us. Jezebel it is the same whore that is upon a beast with seven heads. It is just a representation of the animal mind that each one of us has inside.
The messenger of that animal mind is the intellect that everyone of us has developed. Thus, the intellect says: are you the one that troubles Israel? And Eliao says: I do not trouble Israel, but you! And your father's house! Because you abandoned Jah… And worship the Baalim.
So those who worship the intellect are troubling Israel because Israel represent all of those particles, those igneous particles of God trapped in the matter. Elijah never troubled Israel but liberates Israel or helps to do it; while Jezebel and the intellect traps them. Behold, in this day and age Jezebel, the mind, is the Queen of this world. And Ahab (the intellect) is her servant. Jezebel has invented many things in this society. This society is really the outcome of the mind. The mind should serve the Tetragrammaton but Jezebel does not care about the Tetragrammaton. She call herself a prophetess and indeed, there are many people who, with their animal mind, serve as vehicles, channelers, of the Baalim They preach fornication! They are many just as in the time of Atlantis when they were (symbolically) four hundred and fifty. They are called in this day and age channelers, mediums, who channel klipothic forces. They were doing the same thing in Atlantis but Elijah was channeling his own Being. He never channeled any entity of Klipoth because each one of us has to serve as the vehicle, a servant, of his own Tetragrammaton inside, not to lend your body to the potencies of Klipoth, the protoplasmic forces which are liars, the Baalim. Thus, it is written there in a Kabbalistic and alchemical manner that Elijah said:
How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Tetragrammaton be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Tetragrammaton; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
As Jesus said: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6: 24) You cannot serve Adonai and Baal! Or God and money and their many idols!
Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Tetragrammaton: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded. And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Tetragrammaton that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Tetragrammaton came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Tetragrammaton: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
Thus, being Elijah, a vehicle of the light, he invokes the forces and commands the salamanders of the fire because any Master that is an Aeon can command the four elements of nature. Thus Elijah invokes his own Tetragrammaton and the fire from heaven descends. Indeed, this is Alchemy and Kabbalah because in those four barrels with water is the sacred Tetragrammaton! And the water is the symbol of that which we call the Sha-Ma-Yim; the fiery waters of sexuality.
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Tetragrammaton God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O Tetragrammaton, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Tetragrammaton God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Tetragrammaton fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, the Tetragrammaton, he is the God; the Tetragrammaton, he is the God. - 1 Kings 18
What these verses imply is that we have to go and to awaken the forces of the Tetragrammaton within. These forces are fire, air, water and earth and in order to sacrifice the bull, which is the beast in us, the fire has to come from Heaven. Thus we have to know how to invoke that fire and how to develop it within. It is a great work and this is how we work with the Tetragrammaton, which is a work of Alchemy because those four letters represent the four elements of nature. When we study the four worlds, or the four letters of God, we always associate that with the four corners of the world, the four elements, the famous Cherubim of Ezekiel.
Did you hear about the Ark of the Convenant? In this day and age because of that famous book, The Da Vinci Code, there is a lot of information in the internet, in television, about the secrets of the path, but still people do not understands the meaning of all those things. Even though in The Da Vinci Code they talk a little bit about-they touch-the Holy Grail and they say the Holy Grail is really Mary Magdalene. Why? Because Mary Magdalene is the female that has the Yoni; the Yoni is the sexual female organ that represents the Grail and obviously it is impossible to become a great male prophet, a great Superman or Aeon, without a Holy Grail. It is impossible. That is why next to any male master you find always the Holy Grail, and that Holy Grail is his spouse, simple, his wife. But that is the Holy Grail because the Holy Grail represents the sexual feminine organ. Simple! And the lance represent the phallus. When they depict Jesus as single and becoming a master, a real superman, walking on the water and doing miracles, without any woman to his side, in esotericism, this is a big lie. This is an adultery of the Gospels. Why did the ignoramuses take Jesus' wife out of the way? Obviously Mary Magdalene has to be there. Likewise, any female master cannot become a powerful master without a man.
It is coming into my mind now for instance the great Master Helen Petrova Blavatsky. She wrote The Secret Doctrine, a great esoteric monument. But Colonel Olcott was to her side, giving her power, his masculine power, because she herself brought the Holy Grail but she needed a lance to work with - a man - and it is always the two polarities. This is the whole secret hidden within the Ark of the Covenant, which is addressed very often here in the Holy Bible. There are many movies about it such as the Indiana Jones movie in which he finds the Ark of the Covenant that's throwing lightning and thunders but that is a fantasy of the mind. Everyone has their own Ark of the Covenant. Do you see? The Ark of the Covenant has not only two Cherubim on top but also the four Cherubim of Ezekiel, one in each corner, because four Cherubim represent the four letters of the name of God: Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, the Tetragrammaton.
These four forces and those forces are always represented in the famous sphinx: the paws of the Lion, the legs of the Bull, the wings of the Eagle and the face of the Human Being. Those are the four elements. The human being always represents the waters, the eagle the air, the lion the fire and the bull the earth. That is sphinx. Which is also represented in the Ark of the Covenant.
But within the Ark there were other elements which symbolized which represented the whole work that we have to perform. Within the Ark was the staff of Aaron, the blooming staff, which represents the spinal column. It represents the spear and the sword. There was also the Cup that we call the Holy Grail. The other two elements were the two tablets-stone tablets-of the Law. There were two because one is the man and the other is the woman. The covenant is the union of the two natures in both Adam and Eve, who are also addressed in the words, “Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23). These are the two sides – Adam and Eve - of the Tree of Life, physically [in Malkuth] uniting Brain and Heart through Daath-Yesod, which make the Ten Commandments or ten androgynous sephiroth, you see? And that is why we have two hands, correct? One left, one right. Masculine and feminine. Ten Commandments. When male and female are united we then make the Ark of the Covenant because the staff of Aaron represents the phallus; the cup of the Holy Grail represents the yoni, the sexual feminine organs and within the two stone tablets of the law; four rings of gold are to be attached to its four feet—two on each side, one is the man and the other is the woman. It is what you call it: Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, the Tetragrammaton. When you unite all the elements in one you have the sexual act between man and woman and that is the Holy name of God, the Tetragrammaton, who creates.
But this is only if we know how to manipulate the forces of God which are precisely in the sexual organs. It is stated that the Holy Grail is called Royal Blood (Sangreal, this is the translation: Sangre – Blood and Real – Royal). Thus, Sangreal or Sangrail means Royal Blood, as the translation of Holy Grail. And it is because the blood is the vehicle of the spirit–or the fire–and the blood coagulates finally into that that we call the ovum. The ovum is that cup that receives the sperm in order for life to emerge but of course in this case, the real blood is the way in which we transform the ovum, the sperm, into energy. That is the Royal force, the solar energy, the outcome of the transmutation but only when we know the secrets of the Holy Grail because that is the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, as this great magician of the Nineteenth Century, Eliphas Levi, states: everybody is looking for the Holy Grail and that Holy Grail is next to them. It is just next to them.
And this is precisely the secret but in order to start with this great work, with the Ark of the Covenant, we have to go down into Egypt. It is the Kingdom where the King and the Queen, according to Alchemy, has to unite and to work with the forces of Alchemy. This is what is hidden in different ways but of course for that we have to be zealous. We have to be an Elijah and when I say zealous I do not mean fanatic because that is the mind. It means to work consciously in ourselves and always respect others and God but remember this is to be zealous: to remember God second after second. Do not forget God. To love God with all our heart, with all or mind, with all our strength is a great effort.
Questions and Answers
Audience: I was wondering about the four letters of the Tetragrammaton. You correlated them with the seasons. My question is how do the seasons relate with the four?
Instructor: We can see it in this way: Iod is the fire of heaven that descends in Spring; Hei is the earth that receives the fire within the fruits of Summer; Vav is the air that ascends the fire up to heaven again; and Hei is the water in winter that retains the fire in heaven. Obviously the letter Hei is always the representation of the Yoni, the sexual feminine Yoni and that obviously is always feminine. There are two Hei’s there, right? This is because when we say the holy name of God, it only has three letters, Yod, Hei, Vav. The fourth is a repetition of the second. So in this case we will say that in relation with the elements, there are two elements above and two elements below. The elements below is the earth and the water. The earth and the water is always represented with Hei. While the fire and the air with Iod and Vav. Those are the other two letters: Iod, Vav. Iod is the fire. And Vav is the air of the staff, upon which the fire rises.
Audience: But can you continue? The great Gods says that there are two solstices and two equinoxes.
Instructor: We have two equinoxes and two solstices. Two of them relate with the solar fire of Iod-Hei in Spring and Summer. While the other two, Fall and Winter correspond with Vav-Hei. Listen: one is Iod and the other is Vav which is precisely the fire and the air. These are elements that have a lot of fire–a lot of life because fall is the dissent of the force and in winter the force is completely dead. That is related with the other letters; the other letter is Hei. We have to apply that and to see how it applies in the movement of the Earth around the Sun because those forces always act, as you said, in accordance with the equinoxes and the solstices. For instance the solstice of Spring is where the Tetragrammaton is born. And it is always represented by the virgin, by Virgo which always shines in the constellation of Virgo in December which is in the north. And that is Hei; the womb of the mother. Of course there is a moment when the initiate reaches a certain level in order for the Christ to descend into the womb of the woman. And that Christ is Iod. We will say that the four letters Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei are related to the seasons but every season with the four because these are magical forces of the four letters which are always present through the initiations. Remember the Tetragrammaton always comes in winter. And winter represents the different types of ordeals, the very hard ordeals that we have to pass through. Winter is precisely that moment in which the Tetragrammaton goes into Egypt because Herod wants to kill him or when Moses is hidden, within the river, because the Pharaoh wants to kill him; these are the same symbol in different levels.
Audience: Something is written about Simon the Magician. I heard you talking in some other lectures about falling because of pride, for not accepting the Christ. Can you say a little bit about how that fits in, practically, with what you are saying today about remembering God?
Instructor: In every epoch, in every era, there is always Aeons, Masters, that acquire self-realization, and that have missions to perform in order to help because the higher forces which are already developed in the masters–conscious forces–can help us. This is why an Aeon becomes an Aeon because we need the assistance of those Masters internally and the one that works through them is always Iod-Havah, Chokmah, the Christ as energy. So they divide the government of the world for the development of the soul in different epochs. And they appear as avatars, messengers, prophets, etc. They are the vehicles of Daath and in order to receive the help that the higher hierarchy is sending to the planet, to the three dimensional world, we have to handle it, to take it, through them because they are vehicles. It is like for instance we say: I need light! And then it says: Okay, take this candle and with this candle you will have the fire. That is what the White Lodge says to the messenger. The messenger is then with the candle but the other people say: Well I know how to make fire. And then it says: Okay make it; but you need my candle. Right? And they know but how to but the higher forces don’t come through mechanically, but through vehicles and of course in every epoch you find initiates that know about the work. And that is why Master Jesus said in that Epoch: No one comes to the Father but through me! Because he was the vehicle of that light. And Simon The Magician says: I will self-realize my Inner Being because I know the way by my own way. Right? I do not need you.
But the hierarchy that gives initiations, that opens the doors in order to guide you (because there is guidance internally) but you have to pass through initiations, tests. They are the ones that test you and if you push aside the messengers that they send, how are they going to test you? Then there we will be anarchy and the problem of Simon the Magician is that he was a great Gnostic in the beginning. But he pushed aside the hierarchy of Master Jesus and he says that he is self-realized, he is developed himself. He states, I will do the same thing my own way. And Jesus says: No one comes to his own Inner Father but through me. Because I am the Avatar. I am the messenger and because of pride, Simon the Magician continues his own way and developed in down there (in Klipoth) because of pride. This is why we have to always be humble before the hierarchies and to respect the messenger because every time and in every epoch we have a different way, a different messages, in order to comprehend. There is always an evolution, a development and if we want to apply the wisdom of the path we have to do it very wisely, in accordance with the avatar, with the messenger and this is something very delicate because… and that is in relation with the mind. The mind is precisely Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess and at the time of Elijah, Jezebel was fighting against Elijah but he was the messenger and if you read that story of Elijah in the First Book of Kings, it is beautiful! I mean there is a lot of Kabbalah and symbolism there but if you meditate on what you are reading then you will really find a lot of wisdom. That is precisely in relation with Simon the Magician. It is not enough to know how to do it, we have to know how to handle and respect the hierarchies, the forces because otherwise there will be anarchism. Anarchy is represented in Hod. When you gather the forces by yourself, then you are a part and the Masters will respect the free will. You decide what you decide; they are okay. But if you want their assistance then you have to come here. There are many like Simon the Magician and the problem is, of course, the intellect. That is the problem. It is not enough to know the doctrine, we have to also know how to follow it and sometimes one is punished, severely, even when you follow the path. Another person that existed in this last century was that initiate that knew about transmutation etc. but he was doing it in his own way. His name was Rasputin. He did not achieve anything, ultimately. He had powers in the physical plane, yes. He was having a lot of magnetism, a lot of power but at the end he didn't do anything because he was practicing sexual magic with any woman that came his way and that does not develop anything. Of course he did not fornicate, he was transmuting always. But that does not awaken someone positively because there are two polarities. It is a scientific force that works with the two polarities. Even in this physical plane, if you want light, one (positive) wire and another (negative) wire but if you put two negative wires together you short circuit. If one wire is taken away well then you get another one; but understand, it can only be one woman not two at the same time or three or four as Rasputin who was transmuting with many women. He developed a lot of klipothic power physically but spiritually he was zero, he became just a bunch of devils with power. You see this work is delicate and that is why I said: within the Ark were Ten Commandments, which are ten rules for those that want to follow the path and you have to know and to study the Ten Commandments. It has to be legal for you to memorise the Ten Commandments because you can memorise the Ten Commandments. But if you do not understand them then you transgress them. You have to know how to apply them because these are the ten Sephiroth that are just the beginning because in reality you have twenty two commandments but to begin only ten. After that if you accomplish them then the hierarchy will show you the other twelve to understand the path.
Audience: Adonai represents the superior forces in Malkuth in opposition to Bael. Can you talk a bit about that term Adonai and the Master Adonai?
Instructor: The Master Adonai is an Aeon. It is a master that is related with the positive ray of the moon. That is why when we conjure Bael we say: "In the name of Gabriel may Adonai command thee and drive thee hence Bael." Bael is here. It is the negative aspect of Adonai but in Hebrew both words means mister but it says Adonai the Lord and Mister Bael because when I was in Israel we sometimes said Bael for respect. It is the head of the house, right? But esoterically it's somebody from down there. Adonai, the Lord, is inside and above and represents the Being. While Baal is something related with the ego, with the protoplasmatic bodies, with Jezebel. That is why Jezebel worshiped the Baalim or the Bael, which is the forces of below in Klipoth. But we have to learn how to worship the higher forces of Elijah. It says My God is Jah. Do not forget that! It is what represents Elijah: My God is Jah. Hallelu-Jah is always there.
Audience: It seems like you said something about Melchizedek in there. Can you explain about Melchizedek?
Instructor: Yes. Melchizedek is the king of the Earth. In other words, that Being is the force, the life, of this planet. That is the Aeon of this planet Earth. Without Melchizedek, this planet Earth would be a moon without life and, of course, Melchizedek has a physical body, his human soul or we would say his son. This is represented in The Bible when it addresses Melchizedek when Abraham was in war against Sodom and Gomorrah, Melchizedek appears before him. But that was the son of Mechizedek the Genie. Meaning, the son of the Genie of the Earth which are one because the self-realized Masters are one as the Master Jesus said: The Son and the Father are one. The one that sees the Son is seeing the Father. Right? But in our case, we have our Father, Jah, and we are his son. If we say: If you see the Son, you see the Father that would be a joke because Jezebel is strong in us and we did not self-realise Jah within, yet. This is why the Israelites who were not self realised said: Abraham [Chesed] is our father, yet Jesus said to them:
If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.
Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. - John 8: 39-45
And that is the truth. We have to kill all of the Baalim inside of us in order for us, the son, the soul, to unite, to be one, with Jah. And that is a Self-Realized Master an Aeon. That is the goal of the universe, to become an Aeon and that is not easy but it is not impossible. A lot of initiates did it, namely: Abraham, Moses, Mohammed, Buddhas, Krishna, Quetzalcoatl, Zaratustra, etc. They all did it; why can’t we do it? It all depends on Thelema. We have to start here, remembering Jah because these are not the end of times yet. Maybe the planet will start finishing this humanity because it is submitted to higher laws but another planet will appear and another one and another one. We have three thousand cycles of opportunities to do it and in every cycles we have one hundred and eight lives. So that is why Master Samael Aun Weor said: It is difficult for a Monad not to self-realise. There are a lot of opportunities in different scenarios. But there are some of them who do not do it. But those who do not self realize are those monads that do not feel any interest but all of us, listening to this, are here and enjoy this because our Monad wants it and that is why it is pushing us. It says My poor people of Israel are suffering; go and listen the lecture! And then you are there with your twelve tribes in bondage, right? Waiting for Moses. Well Moses is work. Thelema!
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Tetragrammaton our maker. For he is our Elohim; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day [יום Yom] if you will hear his voice. - Psalms 95: 6, 7