We are going to enter the profound symbolism of the four creatures that are often mentioned in the Bible, in numerous books. To do so, we will study a prayer that the alchemists perform. It states:
Chaioth Ha'Kadosh (the holy creatures)
Cry, Speak, Roar, Bellow
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Shaddai, Adonai Iod-Havah
Eheieh Asher Eheieh
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Amen, Amen Amen
This is a very powerful invocation related with the Hebrew language.
The first phrase, Chaioth Ha'Kadosh, means, “the holy creatures."
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh means, "Holy, holy, holy."
Then, it is written, Shaddai Adonai Iod-Havah. In English, Shaddai is translated as, "The almighty"; Adonai is translated as, "The Lord"; Iod-Havah is translated in the Bible as "Jehovah," but, it is Kabbalistically said as Iod-Hava.
Eheieh Asher Eheieh (אהיה אשר אהיה) alchemically means “I am, Asher I will be.” In other words, “Eheieh-I am” said to “Asher” go and fecundate “Ashera” my spouse, the chaotic matter so that “Eheieh-I will be.”
Hallelujah is a word that you often hear. It is Hebrew. Hallelu comes from the word Hillel (praise). Thus, the word Hallelujah means, "Praise Jah." Jah is the representation of Mother and Father united in one body.
Amen, Amen, Amen, means, "So be it, so be it, so be it."
The four creatures are the eagle, the lion, the bull and the angel. Sometimes, the angel is translated as "the man," or "Adam," which is the human being.
They are what the Bible calls the Seraphim, where the four creatures are shown sharing six wings. All of this is pure Alchemy, which we have to learn.
People ignore that all the books of the Bible are books of Alchemy and Kabbalah. So, if we do not know Kabbalah and Alchemy when we read the Bible, we get lost. This is what usually happens with people. They love the books of the Bible, and they say that it is the word of God, but they do not understand why it is the word of God, and they think that it is just a book to be read and to believe in what is written there. But, we the Gnostics state that we study the Bible, and any other sacred book, but we should not believe what is written there, but practice what the books show. But, if you don't know how to read, you don't know what practices the books are talking about. This is precisely what this lecture is about: we are going to explain, beginning with the first phrase that you find in the book of Genesis, which is, in Hebrew:
בראשית ברא אלהים
Berashith Bera Elohim.
This is translated as, "In the beginning, God created." But, when we read that phrase Alchemically, we find that it says, "The beginning created Elohim." So, what is the "beginning"? That word (בראשית Berashyth) the beginning. It is an anagram that gives many explanations we have talked about in many lectures. Today, we are dividing the word בראשית Berashyth ("in the beginning") into two: בית ראש Beth-Rosh. It is the same letters, as you can see, but arranged in a different way.
What does Beth-Rosh mean? Beth, Bath, means "daughter" in Hebrew. It also means the letter Beth, which is the second letter, the B of the Hebrew language. Rosh ראש is translated as "head, crown." So, we took that translation of crown, because the first Sephirah of the Tree of Life, Kether, is called "Crown" in Hebrew. Rosh ראש is the crown of fire, "Aesh אש” which is the fire within the womb of בית Bath-Daughter or within Berashyth בראשית, which is the Ain Soph Aur upon the head or letter Resh ר of Kether, who said to Moses: "אהיה אשר אהיה Eheieh Asher Eheieh” I am "Aesh אש” fire upon the Rosh ר, this is who I am." - Exodus 3: 14
“And מלאך יהוה Melek Jehovah appeared unto him in a flame of “Aesh אש” fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with “Aesh אש” fire, and the bush was not consumed.” - Exodus 3: 2
"For (ky Iod-Havah כי יהוה) your אלהים Elohim is a consuming "Aesh אש” fire, even an ardent אל El (God)." - Deuteronomy 4: 24
In the book of Genesis, you find the Tree of Life, which is comprised of 10 Sephiroth, spheres, that relate with all of the universe. As you can, on the left here in this graphic, we can again see the Tree of Life, but upon that glyph, we placed the four holy creatures that we were talking about, in the very bottom, in the world of Yetzirah. The lion, the eagle, the angel and the bull. This is what is called, the four lower Sephiroth, related with the four bodies of sin that we all have. And, it is very important to understand what we have. So, we are going to explain that, in relation with the Tree of Life.
You can also see here, in the very top, is the word Chaioth Ha'Kadosh, the holy creatures. We are going to explain that graphic. But, the point I want to make with this graphic is that the first Sephirah of the Tree of Life, at the top, is called Kether, which means crown. But, it is not only the word Kether that means "crown" in the Hebrew language; the word Rosh also means crown, but it is often translated as "head" - the head of the trinity.
So, this is why we find the translation as, "Daughter’s crown created Elohim." The word Elohim is translated in the English language Bible as “God,” but the word Elohim is a plural word in Hebrew. Every word that ends in ים Iod-Mem (I-M) in Hebrew is masculine plural. So, the translation of Elohim, Alchemically, is “Gods and Goddesses.” This is very painful for those that are monotheistic, because they believe that there is only one God, but, that is explained when we learn Alchemy... The word Elohim does not mean God, but Gods and Goddesses. That is why we removed the word God from that translation, and replaced it with the original Hebrew, Elohim.
For a Hindu listener, they would not be perturbed by the fact that this word references Gods and Goddesses, but, for a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim it would be a problem, because they believe there is only one God. This is what we are going to penetrate deeper into, in order to explain that God is Gods.
So, "the daughter’s crown created the Gods and Goddesses (אלהים Elohim)." This is very important. When you read the first chapter of the book of Genesis, it is written, "And Elohim said, 'let there be light,' and there was light," "And Elohim said, 'let the waters be divided from the waters' and make a firmament in the midst of the waters,'" "And Elohim said, 'let the dry land appear from the waters,'" "And Elohim said, 'let there be lights in heaven that shine their light upon the earth,' and they created the Sun and the Moon," "And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven...." You see? It is, and the Elohim said, but this is translated as, "And God said."
But, really, in order for us to have a better explanation of this, let me tell you, the word אל El (Aleph-Lamed) of אלהים Elohim, means God. But if we add the letter Hei (Aleph-Lamed-Hei) we get the word אלה Elah, which means Goddess. And, then, if we add the letters ים Iod-Mem, to form the word אלהים Elohim, it makes it plural, thus, Gods and Goddesses. But, if we take the end of the word Elohim, we find that the word ים Yam, Yom, (Iod-Mem) we find that it means, "water, sea, lake."
"For (ky Iod-Havah כי יהוה) your אלהים Elohim is a consuming "Aesh אש” fire, even an ardent אל El (God)." - Deuteronomy 4: 24
The letter Aleph of אל El represents air or the Spirit and the (ראש Rosh) crown of El is Elohim (who is a consuming "Aesh אש” fire), represented by the letter ש Shin a devouring fire, that hovers upon the letters ים Iod-Mem, the face of Yam, our creative sexual waters.
“And the Spirit (א Aleph) of אלהים Elohim (who is a consuming "Aesh אש” fire) hovered upon the face of the waters.” - Genesis 1: 2
Thus, air and fire hover upon the face of the waters of the earth that is formless and void. Behold the obvious alchemical relation of the three mother letters, Shin-fire, Aleph-air and Mem-water upon the earth that is formless and void. Since darkness (Lilith) is upon the face of the abyss of fornicators.
Thus, as an etymological consequence, we can translate this word Elohim, as, אל-הים "El-Ha’Yam, the God or flame of the water," or as, אלה-ים "Elah-Yam" the Sea flame Goddess," - either way - united in one, אלהים Elohim, Gods and Goddesses.
We find this symbol of אל-הים "El-Ha’Yam, the God of the Sea in many religions. Who is the God of the Sea? Poseidon, in Greek mythology, Neptune in the Latin mythology... But, the fact is this: Neptune (Poseidon), according to their mythology, created the horses, which is a beautiful animal. This is why, in this lecture, we are also going to talk about the four horses of Revelation, the symbolism of which is related to the subject of this lecture.
So, the first verse of Genesis can be alchemically translated as follows:
בית ראש ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
Bath Rosh Bera Elohim Ath Ha-Shamayim VeAth Ha’aretz – Genesis 1: 1
The "Daughter’s Crown created Elohim in the heaven (above) and in the earth (below)." This is the alchemical translation of this verse. However, we also find this other verse in Genesis that reads:
ויברא אלהים את־האדם
Va-Iod Bera Elohim Ath Ha’Adam
Which we translate as:
"And “Iod” created Elohim Ath Ha’Adam in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him (Adam); male and female created he them." - Genesis 1: 27
Iod is a beautiful letter, the smallest of all the letters in the Hebrew alphabet, and is a very profound symbol. Iod is the first letter of the name of Elohim יהוה Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei, a name that we have to study very well.
The next part, "Iod created Elohim Ath Ha’Adam, in his own image" means that את־האדם Ath Ha’Adam, the man, is an Elohim that contains את Ath, the Logos. But, the one that created him is Iod, which is the (סוד sod, secret of) יד Iod (of יסוד Yesod) of the name יהוה Iod-Havah.
Then, it says, "in the image of Elohim created he him (Adam); male and female created he them." Well, this is very easy to understand, when we know that the word Elohim is male-female.
So, why was Adam created male-female? Because Elohim is male-female, it is a simple as that. But, this is an Alchemical statement that we have to comprehend, when we go deeper into the four creatures of Alchemy.
As the Bible says, "created he them." that word them is plural...
Now, obviously, Elohim Ath Ha’Adam, was formed of the dust of האדמה Ha’Adamah, which in Hebrew means, "the ground." And this is related with the salt of the Earth, because the Earth is the ground. It is written:
“There are two types of salt: one is masculine and the other feminine. When it is excessively used, the male salt damages the human organism. The female salt is beneficial and healthy. The male salt is sea salt (Yesod). The female salt is rock salt (Malkuth); it is the salt from the salt mines. The alchemist must prefer the female salt.” - Treatise of Sexual Alchemy by Samael Aun Weor
That is why it is written, "Berashyth created Elohim in the heavens and in the earth." The heaven is above the great Elohim, the great God, but here on earth, is another God, Elohim Ath Ha’Adam. Are we that Elohim Ath Ha’Adam? No, we are not. We have the potentiality of being that Elohim Ath Ha’Adam, but we are not yet. To think that just because the Bible states that Elohim Ath Ha’Adam is made into the image of Iod-Havah Elohim, that it is talking about us is the result of reading the Bible literally. But, in Gnosticism, we state that in order to be a human being, we need to have all the attributes of the Elohim. We have the physical shape of a human being, but internally, we are not human, we are just an earth that is formless and void; we need only to sit down, close our eyes, and observe our mind to know that darkness is upon the face of the abyss. Physically we look like humans, but the work of Alchemy is to become, physically and internally, a human being, an "Adam made into the image of God."
In sanskrit “Human” comes from Hum-spirit and Manas-mind. This is precisely the beauty of the subject of this lecture, which we are going to approach from the very top.
Here we have the symbol of the whole Hebrew alphabet, with the 22 archetypes. We all have those 22 archetypes inside, and these are what we have to develop.
Now, let us read this quotation from the Master Samael Aun Weor:
“During the Great Pralaya, the Prakriti is unitotal, integral.
In the manifestation, in the Mahamanvantara, the Prakriti is differentiated by the three cosmic aspects.
The three aspects of the Prakriti during the manifestation are:
First, the infinite space
Second, her aspect in Nature
Third, her aspect within any human being.
The Divine Mother in infinite space
The Divine Mother in Nature
The Divine Mother in any human being
These are the three mothers, the three Marys of Christianity.
Gnostic students must comprehend very well these three aspects of the Prakriti, since this is fundamental in the esoteric work. Besides, it is urgent to know that the Prakriti has its own particularity within any human being.
Gnostic students must not find it strange if we affirm that the particular Prakriti of each human being even has her own individual name. This means that we also have a Divine Mother within each of us. The comprehension of this is fundamental for the esoteric work.” - Samael Aun Weor
He repeated many times in that quote the word Prakriti. What is Prakriti? It is a Sanskrit word which means, “nature, the universal feminine"; the feminine aspect of that which is eternal.
He also mentioned the great Pralaya: Pralaya means night in Sanskrit, Maha means great, thus Mahapralaya means, "the great night." Manvantara in Sanksrit means day. Thus, the Mahamanvantara is, "the great day." This is very important to understand, because it is stated that these three mother letters are related with the three Marys of Christianity. If you study Catholicism, you will see in the pictures of the crucifixion of the Christ, three Marys at the base of the cross. Of course, this is a very esoteric symbol, that many Catholics and Christians do not understand. Why three Marys? Well, the feminine aspect of creation actually has 5 aspects, but, the other two aspects are only for those that work with Alchemy. The main thing here is to understand that these three Marys are within us. That is why we see the Cross in the middle of the Rosy Cross, in order to show you how we are divided inside.
These three mother letters, Aleph, Shin and Mem are related with the three main symbols: air, fire and water. So, they are called the three mother letters, and this is because only the feminine aspect has the power to give birth. All of us come from the womb of a woman. That is why they are called the three mother letters. These three mother letters are inside our own particular Monad, Spirit, which is in heaven.
When we are in the space, in the Abstract Absolute Space, we are Monads. This word, Monad, comes from the Greek Monas, which means "unity"; a small unity... but, within that Monad, there is always three primary forces. These three primary forces are normally called, in the West, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But, in this lecture, we are going into the three mother letters, because they are within the womb of the space, and they have to develop the capacity for creation. But, in the universe, when these Monads appear in the space, they are always adopted by one of the seven rays. That is why, around the Cross and these three mother letters, we find seven other Hebrew letters, which are called double letters. These letters are double because they have two pronunciations according to whether the consonant is hard or soft, with a point or without, and whether the energy is resisted or accepted. These seven letters are represented by what the book of Revelation calls the seven Spirits behind the throne of God. Seven is the law that organizes, and three is the law that creates. So, the law of three creates, and the law of seven organizes. But, again, the one that creates is the woman... of course, the woman needs to perform the Cross with the man, in order for him to put the seed in her womb, but after nine months, she develops that child. That is the power of creation, that is why they are called the three mother letters, the three Marys. That is why Jesus Christ, the great Avatar, and all the prophets, were born from a woman and this is what we have to comprehend very deeply.
Now, around the seven double letters, we have twelve single letters. The number twelve is very profound too. So, we have the twelve, the seven, and the three, which equals 22. The twelve reminds us of the twelve zodiacal salts of the twelve zodiacal signs; each one of us belongs to any one of the signs, of both Western and Chinese horoscopes, which are different origins of the same thing.
These twelve single letters at the very edge of this Rosy Cross symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel, this is easy to see. So, we have the twelve tribes of Israel or the twelve salts, twelve archetypes within, and we belong to one of the seven rays, which are the double letters. Why are they called double? Because they go into good and evil, according to our will. Those who do not care about developing spiritually devolve in the negative aspect of that ray. But, that ray is always influencing us, regardless of what we do, because the ray respects the free will of each one of us, this is something we have to understand. As it is written:
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” - Daniel 12: 2
This is why Master Samael Aun Weor states that when the Monad came from the womb of Aleph, which means the infinite space, when it appears in the universe, then the seven Logoi, which represent the law of seven, the letter Shin, adopt and become in charge of any of those Breaths or Monads. So, that ray will control that Monad in all of its evolution, on any planet.
Every solar system has the law of seven that organizes, the seven Logoi. In our solar system, these seven Logoi are Gabriel (the Moon), Raphael (Mercury), Uriel (Venus), Michael (the Sun), Samael (Mars), Zachariel (Jupiter) and Orifiel (Saturn), which are also related with the seven days of the week.
So, this is how we are constituted. But, in order to develop, we have to know Alchemy, because this is what we have to develop. That is why we appear in the universe... the reason why we are in existence, in life, is because we have to develop all that which we have within. We have the capacity of creation, but, right now, we only know how to create in the animal way. Everybody has children, it is easy to have a child, but here in this lecture, we are going to show you how to create internally, and to develop in any of the seven rays, all the twelve archetypes, the twelve zodiacal salts of alchemy, which the Bible calls the twelve children of Jacob, which are inside everybody.
Of course, in other religions, they name these salts or archetypes in different ways, but we always mention them in this way, because most of the Western people know about the people of Israel about which are written in the Bible, and which they confuse literally with the people of the Middle East in the area of Palestine. But we are not concerned with those who call themselves Israelites, right now, we are talking about the spiritual archetypes that relate to the twelve zodiacal salts that each one of us has within.
As you remember, I was telling you that the word Elohim appears very often in the book of Genesis, in the beginning. In the world of Atziluth is where we find this word Elohim on the Tree of Life. Every single Sephirah has its own particular name, related with it, which hides the meaning of that which we have to develop.
The names of the world of Atziluth are Hebrew, because this is what Kabbalah is, a Hebrew esoteric word. But, the main point of showing this graphic, is that the word Elohim in the world of Atziluth appears on the left side as: Jehovah Elohim, Elohim Gibor, Elohim Tzabaoth. In Atziluth, we do not find the word Elohim written anywhere else on the Tree of Life.
So the first cosmos that appears, according to Kabbalah, is called אצילות Atziluth, which is the world of dignities, of great kings, great powerful archetypes. When you observe the Tree of Life in detail, you find that it has three columns: the right column, the left column, and the center. In order to understand this, we have to develop in the center. The center column contain precisely the last Hebrew words that we pronounce in the invocation of Solomon, when we said, "Shaddai Adonai Iod-Havah Eheieh Asher Eheieh" - this is the center. The central column is the column in which we develop our consciousness, our soul. Kether 1 + Tiphereth 6 + Yesod 9 + Malkuth 10 = 26, which is equal to יהוה.
The Tree of Life is divided into four worlds:
So, when we read the word Elohim, we have to understand that in Atziluth it relates to the left side of the Tree of Life.
What is the Tree of Life in our physicality? It is the spinal column, that is the Tree of Life. If you have your spinal column healthy, you can walk, you can do whatever you want. But, if you hurt or injure your spinal column, even if you have very strong legs, you cannot walk, because it is in our spinal column that we have our strength, which is why we have to always be careful with our spinal column. Indeed, the Bible calls the spinal column the Tree of Life, because it is represented by the central column of the 10 Sephiroth, through which we develop internally. The beginning of that development relates to the physical body, then to the vital body which is the superior aspect of the physical body, then to the astral body and the mental body - this is how we are divided.
Physically, as we see in this image, we are the bull, which is why we place the bull, the spirit of the earth in Malkuth, the bull gives the action or the expression of the Will of Elohim, which is in the seed of the human being that we have to nourish, this is above the bull in the vital body. That vital body is directly related with our sexual glands. That is why, in Kabbalah, we place Adam, the angel, in Yesod, because all of the archetypes that we showed you in the image of the Rosy Cross descend as salts, in our sexual glands, whether we are male or female we find the archetypes of the human being in our sexual glands. The face of the angel or Adam represents the spirit of the water that gives cognizance of what Elohim is. Unfortunately, people utilize their sexual glands for multiplication, like animals. If you see the way that the present humanity multiples, it is like animals, like dogs, cats, wolves, bulls, etc... they fornicate, they spill the sexual energy in order to multiply. But, in Alchemy, you do not spill the seed, the salt of the earth, you transmute it, transform it, in order to make Adam, because as we said, all the archetypes of Adam are in the sexual glands.
In the emotional body is where we find the lion. That is the spirit of fire that grants us spiritual discernment, the power of the Will of Elohim, in our physicality it is centered in the solar plexus. Above is the eagle, the spirit of the air, it represents our mind, our intelligent and silent thoughts. Eagle relates to air, thoughts and Lion to fire, emotions, Angel to water, cognizance, and, the bull with our physicality. This is precisely what we are. This is what is called the world of formation, which is named in Kabbalah, Yetzirah: that is the beginning of the entrance into initiation or the creation of the true human being, Adam, the second birth, within.
Who rules the world of Yetzirah, of formation? It is ruled by Binah, the Holy Spirit as it is called in Christianity, Shiva as it called in India. Shiva is the creator, but is also the destroyer, and this is what we have to understand. Either we create something spiritual, or we destroy our life by abusing sex. The sexual organ is precisely that organ that the Holy Spirit utilizes, in order to perform what it has to. We are going to see how the Bible shows that, but in a very hidden way.
On top of this Tree of Life, we placed the four creatures, the Chaioth Ha'Kadosh. This is because in the world of יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim or the Holy Spirit, the world of creation, better said, the world of formation, there are many creatures. For instance, have you heard of angels, archangels, etc of Christianity? Well, in kabbalah Yetzirah is called the land of the שדים Sheddim or Spirits of שדי Shaddai-Yesod.
Let us study the names of those spirits that are created by יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim or the Holy Spirit, in the world of Yetzirah. The archetypes are up there, is the world of Atziluth, that we all have. But, in Yetzirah is where they are developed.
When we develop them, perfectly, from the bottom to the top: in Malkuth, they receive the kabbalistic name of Aishim אישים or Haishim האישים, which means "igneous souls," those who develop soul in the physical world. Above the Haishim האישים are the Cherubim in Yesod. Above the Cherubim are the Beni-Elohim in Hod, who are called the children of the Gods. Then, above are the Elohim in Netzach. Then, the Malachim in Tiphereth, which Christianity call angels. Then, we find the Seraphim in Geburah, the Chasmalim in Chesed, the Aralim in Binah, Ophanim in Chokmah, and in the very top, Chaioth Ha'Kadosh in Kether. Those Chaioth Ha'Kadosh are those creatures that Christianity calls the Seraphim, because they arrange all of these heavens with all the angels, in different ways. The point is this, if we ever reach the top of the Tree of Life, in the world of the Holy Spirit, Yetzirah, it is because we have control of, we have commanded the four creatures.
Remember, יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim or the Holy Spirit was the one who created Elohim- Adam in its owm image, and said, "command the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the earth," etc. So, Adam is the king of nature. In order to be an Adam, we have to go into each Sephiroth. Whosoever reaches this level has the right to resurrect into the heaven of Briah, to have a resurrected body. That is why many prophets, many great Avatars, messengers, represented this creature with the holy sphinx.
The sphinx of Egypt, in this day and age, is very deteriorated. But, here we found a symbol of these four holy creatures in one body: the face of a human being, which in this case is feminine; the paws of the lion; the hooves of the bull; and, of course, the wings of the eagle.
In mythology we find this symbol, even in Greek mythology; the sphinx that tests every initiate, any one who wants to enter into the mysteries, like for example, Oedipus the king. What is important is this: this creature, the sphinx exists, and when I say this, it is not because I read it, it is because I personally had an encounter in the internal planes - not physically of course, but in the internal planes - with that elemental of nature. In her is represented all the elements of nature, and it is a very intelligent creature, which is under the command of the Divine Mother Nature. Of course, when you have that encounter, you have to approach this elemental with respect. This elemental was very well known in the time of Egypt; everyone knew about this, and they even constructed the sphinx, but nowadays it unfortunately has no wings, and Napoleon shot off the nose of that great monument. Internally, it is stated that the sphinx of Egypt is a great temple.
It is stated in the Qur'an, that when Muhammad ascended to heaven, Burk-E-Albani / البُراق / Al-Burāq, a creature with a body of a horse (Malkuth) - of course, this symbol is depicted in a different way, in accordance with the Qur'an - with wings (Hod and Netzach), and with the face of an angel (Yesod), took Muhammad, and he rode that creature up to heaven. People that read that literally become confused, but when you know Alchemy, you understand this symbol: Muhammad reached perfection in the four elements. This means that he perfected the four bodies of sin. We have the four bodies of sin: the physical body or Stulla Sarira is a sinful body, created by fornication, by lust. Inside of us we have three brains: the intellectual brain, emotional brain and the motor-instinctual-sexual brain. The bull is related with the motor-instinctual-sexual brain, with the physical body in other words, because the motor-instinctual-sexual brain is related with all the archetypes that we were talking about before. So, the vital body or Linga Sarira is the human face of the sphinx of which we have the physical shape of, face and hooves relate with water and earth, two creatures, that is, the angel and the bull.
In the middle, we have the lion, the emotional center, the lion paws of the sphinx. This is the brain, the center that is very difficult to control, it is related to the Kama Rupa or body of desires. Lion, pride and anger, etc,. For instance, if someone insults you, and hurts your pride, and you feel anger, you might say in the moment, "Anger, leave me heart!" But the anger stays there, and the hurt pride in your emotional center stays there. It is very difficult to control.
The wings of the sphinx, the eagle which represents our inferior manas, the mind, which is difficult to control too, it is not easy. But, the most difficult center to control is the emotional center. The easiest center to control, is the motor-instinctual-sexual center; if you learn how to transmute your sexual energy, then you start your work, learning how to transform your sexual energy for your own spiritual benefit. We have to learn this, it is not that easy, but it easier than the others. When you control your body with the three brains, you are controlling the four elements. The sphinx, which always appears to the initiate, if one is controlling oneself, the sphinx will welcome you, and open certain doors for you. But, if the sphinx looks at you and sees that you are a slave of the four elements, what help can you receive? If you are a slave of the undines of the water, slave of the salamanders of fire, slave of the gnomes of the earth and a slave of the sylphs of the air... what help will you get?
This is why it is written in the Bible in Genesis 1: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28:
"And אלהים (Elohim, the Holy Spirit) said, Let the earth bring forth (חיה נפש Nephesh Chaiah) living soul"
Nephesh is soul, and Chaiah is life, thus it is translated as "living soul." This is because the power of the Holy Spirit is in Chaiah, in life. That is why you find Chaiah, means life, living, and Chaioth, the plural of Chaiah, which means creatures. Any type of creature is a Chaiah, a life.
"after their מינה sex,"
This word Minah מינה, means "sex, kind, gender," but we translated it as sex because it is more understandable, since everybody multiplies according to their sex, whether physically or spiritually.
"cattle, and creeping thing,"
What is a creeping thing? Something that creeps in your mind? This is what we have within our mind, a lot of creeping things, bestiality, ego, we are always thinking in how to do evil. The Zohar states:
“The creeping thing refers to Lilith, as has been stated, who is also denoted in the words; 'Thou makest darkness and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do move'. These words also include and denote those angelic beings called Chayoth (living creatures) who predominate and exert an influence equalling that of Lilith, and during the three watches of the night chant their hymns of praise until the morning dawns.” - Zohar
“And beast of the earth (the lion) after their מינה sex: and it was so. And אלהים Elohim made the beast of the earth after their מינה sex, and cattle after their מינה sex , and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after מינה their sex: and Elohim אלהים saw that it was good."
That is why, when we inquire into who created the cattle, the lions, and all of those creeping creatures of nature, we see that it is Binah, the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit works in all of the kingdoms: mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom and intellectual animal kingdom that we erroneously call the human being. So, all of us are created in Yesod, which is the kingdom of the Holy Spirit, the power of sex, this is what He utilizes.
Sometimes, people say, "But, God created me!" Well, yes, God, אלהים Elohim made the beast of the earth after their מינה sex, and cattle after their מינה sex , and every thing that creeps upon the earth after their מינה sex: and Elohim אלהים saw that it was good." Because Elohim אלהים always respects our free will in the sexual act. Everything is always double, and it depends on how we use our sex, thus, the energy of the Holy Spirit enters into activity in accordance with our free will. Most of this humanity, that calls themselves human beings, are not human beings but "creeping things." This is what we are, creepy. That is the reality. Observe all of humanity, human beings do not kill each other, they respect “Chaiah,” the life of nature. But, anarchy, chaos, sexual degeneration, is what exist in this day and age. Yet, if we choose the authority of Elohim, then it is written:
"But now thus saith Iod-Havah that created thee, O Jacob (Tiphereth), and (by means of sexual alchemy) formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters (of Yesod), I will be with thee; and through the rivers (of Eden), they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire (of Hod), thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am Iod-Havah your Elohim, the Holy One of Israel, (Jesus) thy Savior.” - Isaiah 43: 1-3
"And Elohim אלהים said, Let us make Adam in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea (water), and over the fowl of the air (air), and over the cattle (earth), and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So אלהים Elohim created Adam in his own image, in the image of אלהים Elohim created he him; male and female created he them. And אלהים blessed them, and אלהים Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,"
Thus, when Elohim said to them (פרו ורבו Peru Va’Rabi “grow and master”) we have to ask, master what; well, master the salt of the earth. Understand that in alchemy, mastery is represented in the salt of the earth, which is in our sexual secretions. Salt represents Mastery.
“Sulfur is the fire of alchemy, Mercury is the Spirit of alchemy, and Salt is the Mastery of alchemy.” - Treatise of Sexual Alchemy by Samael Aun Weor
So, it is not to be fruitful, and multiply like rabbits or like the beasts of the earth, but like human beings. When we study Alchemy, we know how to transmute the sexual energy, and how to be fruitful spiritually, and thus we know how to multiply spiritually also, that is, how to multiply our archetypes inside of us, in order to awaken in the internal planes.
People think that when Elohim said (פרו ורבו Peru Va’Rabi “grow and master”) Elohim is saying be fruitful and multiply or breed like rabbits, having many children. God does not need to give that commandment; even if it was not written, everyone would know, and would have children. Why would God command that? But, if it is Alchemically speaking, then there is a reason, because people do not know how to multiply internally, spiritually. That is why this is a commandment for Adam, not for the animals. The human being has to learn that...
"and replenish the (dry land ) earth (astral body), and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea (vital body), and over the fowl of the air (mental body), and over every living creature that moves upon the earth (physicality)." - Genesis 1: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Those who think that they are that Adam, that human being that subdue the (dry land ) earth (astral body), let themselves be placed in a lion's den, before a pride of lions. Let us see if those lions will be submissive to their will. Soon, they will realise that they do not have dominion over the astral light, and the spirits of fire will consume and eat them to death. But, a real human being... well, read the book of Daniel. Daniel was placed in a den of lions. Not one lion, but a pride of lions, and the lions, submissive, were looking at him, and he was praying to Ha’Shem, because he was a Giborim, a true human being. But, we are not capable of having dominion over the astral light, represented in the lions, because we are not true human beings or Giborim; yes, we are not capable of subduing lions... fornicators might think that they can have dominion over the lions by using guns. But fornication is not the way of the Giborim or true human beings, but love. The astral animas, the Chaioth, have to respect you, internally and physically. On the land, in the air, and in the sea. For example the sharks of the ocean are subdue by the true human being, for him there is no problem to swim with the sharks, because they respect the true human, likewise with any other anima in any other place. This is why in the invocation of Solomon it is stated:
“Beni-Elohim by my brethren in the name of the Son and by the powers of Tzabaoth”
Who are the Beni-Elohim, who is the Son, and who is Tzabaoth? The Son is Christ, the Son of Fire, the Son of בית-ראש Bath-Rosh, the Daughter’s Crown, the Crown is Kether, Chokmah, Binah, the Crown is the Son of Aelohim or בר-אאלהים Bar-Aelohim, of Genesis. The Beni-Elohim are the seven cosmocrators and each one of them is a Tzabaoth, the head of an Army of Adams or Christified Adepts. Because the solar fire is represented by the seven spirits or Beni-Elohim, or the rainbow solar bow, which is the divinity within Adam-Chesed, who as Spirit hovers upon the waters or the divine and human consciousness within him. Now, the divine and human consciouness are called the Daughters of Adam. As it is written:
"And it came to pass, when Adam (as a Spirit Elohim) began to multiply (alchemically) on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the Beni Elohim saw the daughters of Adam that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And יהוה said, My spirit do not strive in Adam (leolam לעולם) for ever, for in their erring they are flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were (נפלים Nephilim) giants (hasnamussen with astral, mental and causal bodies) in the earth in those days.” - Genesis 6: 1-4
These verses are translated as those angels who, physically speaking, saw those beautiful women, and fell in love and fornicated with them and thus became Hasnamussen or giants. That is the explanation that is given about these verses. The biblical verse continue:
“And moreover after that, (אשר Asher, the Holy Spirit of) the Beni-Elohim came in unto the daughters of Adam, and they bare children to them, the same became (גברים Giborim) mighty heroes which were of (עולם Aolam) aeons, (אנשים Anashim) humans beings of Ha’Shem.” - Genesis 6: 4
Let us talk alchemically about the נפלים Nephilim, and the גברים Giborim and אנשים Anashim of Ha’Shem (יהוה), this, in order for us to understand how to grow and multiply spiritually.
Remember, that the name of the Elohim of our Inner Chesed is “I am”, and that through Asher (the Holy Spirit) “he will be;” in other words, Eheieh Asher Eheieh (אהיה אשר אהיה).
“The Soul awaits the interior, profound Lord. Israel hopes for the Lord from morning until evening. Israel is a word that must be analyzed.
“Is” reminds us of Isis and the Isiac mysteries.
“Ra” reminds us of the Solar Logos.”
“Let us remember the disc of Ra found in the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs.
“El” is “El.” “El” is the interior, profound Elohim within each one of us.
In sequence and correct etymological corollary, the people of Israel are constituted by the various parts of the Being. All of the multiple self-cognizant and independent parts of our own individual Being constitute the people of Israel.” - The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
“The Spirit Is, and the soul is attained. They are therefore different.” - Samael Aun Weor
Who is Adam and who are the daughters of Adam? Adam is Chesed, the Spirit, the true human being. The daughters of Adam are the divine and human consciousness that are developed within Adam. The consciousness, the psyche is the soul, the multiple self-cognizant and independent parts of our own individual Being, the children of Israel, that we have to attain. We know that the spirits have soul, and if I said that the spirits have soul, it is because I am a human soul who travelled in the internal planes; it is not because I read it, but because my Spirit is working within me. Obviously, for Adam to have daughters who are very fair, it means that the psyche has to reach Tiphereth in order to be united with the Beni-Elohim, that is, to be united with Christ, the Son, of any of the Seven Elohim, in order to fight against the creepy anger, against the creepy pride, against the creepy lust, against the creepy envy, laziness, gluttony, etc... in order to become fair, as it is written in the Bible: These are the human souls, the daughters of Adam who become beautiful, fair, and who bare children to the Beni-Elohim, the children who became (גברים Giborim) mighty heroes which were of (עולם Aolam) aeons, (אנשים Anashim) humans beings of השם Ha’Shem. Behold השם Ha’Shem backwards is משה Moshe, who said:
“Mi I am - מי אנכי, since I must go unto Pharaoh, and that I must bring forth the children of Israel out of מצרים Mitzrahim.” - Exodus 3: 11
In Greek mythology, Psyche was a beautiful girl. But, if we look inside ourselves to see how beautiful we are, we will wonder where is our beauty. We are very ugly inside. Defects, vices and errors that we always justify. But, when the true human being, through Alchemy, multiplies, then the daughters, consciousness are born. And, when the daughters, consciousness are born, then the Beni-Elohim (children of God, the spirits of Elohim) take them, if they follow the direct path. But, this is something Alchemical; it is called the Venustic initiation. When someone reaches the fifth high level in their consciousness, then the children of God, who are the seven Spirits, say, "I will assist the daughter of this man, in order to develop more." And they take those daughters as wives and this is how the children of Ha’Shem are born from them. This, esoterically, alchemically speaking is the meaning of:
And moreover after that, (אשר Asher, the Holy Spirit of) the Beni-Elohim came in unto the daughters of Adam, and they bare children to them, the same became (גברים Giborim) mighty heroes which were of (עולם Aolam) aeons, (אנשים Anashim) humans beings of השם Ha’Shem.- Genesis 6: 4
We see this same symbol in Greek mythology. There we find Zeus, Poseidon, etc, who had many wives - they were always looking for the daughters of men. And, from those daughters were born heroes. If you read Greek mythology, it is easy to find examples of Zeus making love with many women, such as Alcmene, who gave birth to Hercules, a hero. Every single hero in Greek mythology is a son of Jupiter, of Zeus, with the daughter of a man. That is obviously an Alchemical initiation which is indicating to us, that if we eventually create a beautiful soul, then Zeus, Jupiter the father of all the Gods - Christ in other words - will take us, utilize us, our elements, in order to help humanity. That is the marriage of the Lord, of the lamb with the initiate. This is what it means when it is written that the Beni-Elohim fall in love with the daughters of man.
Now, let us understand how we perform that. Jesus said:
"You are the salt (dust) of (Malkuth) the earth (אדמה Adamah): but if the salt have lost (mercury and sulfur) his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. - Matthew 5: 13
What does it mean when it says that we are the salt of the earth? Well, someone told me that in English, to be the salt of the earth is in reference to someone being humble. Well, this is a good explanation for those that do not know Alchemy. However, salt is one of the elements of Alchemy. Remember that we talk about the salt, the sulfur and the mercury; those are the three main elements of Alchemy. So, when someone says that, "You are the salt of the earth," it is talking physically.
What is the salt of you? It is the synthesis of what you are. We know that our body is salty. But, there are other elements that have salt: for instanse, sulfur is fire, right? But it has salt. There is salt in the sulfur, salt in the water... this is easy to see. Go to the beach and have a nice swim, you will see the salt there. There is salt in the air, as well. Salt is that element that symbolizes mastery. If we master the salt of all the elements, you move forward. Those elements of Alchemy are within us, not outside. We don't care about perfecting anything outside of us.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and do them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock (sex):
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (of Yesod).
And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and do them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand (of theories, beliefs and dogmas):
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the (intellectuals) scribes.” - Matthew 7: 21-29
It comes to my mind something that I saw on TV. I saw a video of two men, who with only two sticks, made a pool in the jungle. They dug out the hole, made structures with bamboo, made concrete, etc etc, and in the end, they build even a house with a pool. Then, when everything is finished - which is really ingeniously made - they go to the river, and bowl by bowl, they fill up the pool. For what? Well, they enjoyed swimming in the pool... But I was commenting with my friend, why would I go through all that effort to swim in a pool, when I could have simply swam in the river? Well... in the end, it was, as they say, much ado about nothing. This is how life is in this physical world. People doing this and that in order to enjoy themselves in the end. But, they waste their time in the sand, in vain things.
This is the point, we have all the elements inside. But, if we waste our time doing this and that, then in the end we achieve nothing spiritually; we die, and what we should have done, we didn't do. It is very sad, but this is how the life of everybody is. We have to take advantage of our body.
That is why Master Samael Aun Weor wrote:
"When we achieve a perfect metallic transmutation, the four bodies of sin give us the four bodies of Gold."
This is Alchemy: to transform the lead into gold. But, this is something that is performed in the laboratory that we name the physical body. This laboratory named the physical body has all the elements. It has the fire here, the lion, in Hod; it has the power of the creation of the human being here, in sex, Yesod; it has the power of the eagle in the mind, Netzach. All of the powers of the sphinx are inside us, physically speaking, but unfortunately we have the ego, which is the creepy bestial, animal within. Observe your thoughts, they are creepy, not human. The way we react with jealously, self-esteem, pride, anger, hatred towards our fellow man.
The commandment of Jesus says, "Love thy inner God with all your (sexual) strength, with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your consciousness, and thy neighbour as thyself." That is the commandment. But, we do not love that Elohim within, we love our defects, our vices, our errors, and we justify them, whilst admiring those who have very strong creepy things, egos.
Nowadays, people worship homosexuality: this is absurd. Through homosexuality it is impossible to create, spiritually, because we need cooperation in order to create. That cooperation is found in the symbol of the cross. If a woman, in the physical world, needs a man, and if a man who wants a child needs a woman, in the same way, if we want to create the true Adam within, we need the opposite sex. But, the procedure of creating spiritually is different from that of engendering a physical child; it is Alchemy. And, that mixture of Malkuth, which is the lowest Sephirah, is the kingdom. In order to have a kingdom, you need a king and a queen. The male is the king, the female is the queen, as a result of Alchemy; by cooperating sexually, by controlling the salt of the earth, which is the outcome of all the salts.
When we study the sexual energy, that substances called semen - whether in a woman or man - that energy that we have here in the sexual organ, that is the final outcome of what we think, what we feel, what we eat. In other words, the salt of the earth that Master Jesus talked about is the synthesis of what we eat, of what we think, of what we feel.
Sulfur, mercury and the salt of the earth: you are, says Master Jesus, the salt of the earth. The semen has salt; but, remember that the semen is made from blood. In Taoism, it is said that one drop of semen is distilled from 100 drops of blood. But what do we do with our semen? We go into sex, and like animals we spill it. Our alchemical laboratory, our physical body, took a long time to produce that seed, in order for us to take advantage of, alchemically speaking, and we just spill it. This is ridiculous.
Now we are teaching this, the science of Alchemy, openly, in order for people to realise and to understand what it is what we have to do, to develop spiritually, because we are the salt of the earth. But, if we spill it, throw it away, this is good for nothing. Yet, if we learn how to transmute it, eventually, we will see the results, especially if we are married and are performing the sexual act in an alchemical way, and we will create internally what Master Samael called the four bodies of gold. Instead of having those animals bodies within, we create the bodies of gold.
"The four bodies of sin are replaced by four heavenly bodies that serve as a temple for the triune immortal Spirit."
"We extract the body of liberation from the physical body."
The superior physicaly body.
"This body is made with flesh, but flesh that does not come from Adam."
In this case, that Adam is the sinful Adam that in Eden fornicated. And, instead of getting married internally, and developing spiritually, that Adam ate the apple, which is the symbol of reaching the orgasm of the animals. And, who gave the apple to him? Eve. This is the sexual act, that is very clear, symbolically. It is not literally talking about an apple tree; it is a symbol. This is what we have to learn.
"It is a body filled with millenarian perfections. It is elaborated with the most evolved atoms of our physical body.
The body of Gold that interpenetrates the body of liberation is extracted from the Ethereal body."
The Ethereal body is the superior aspect of the physical body.
"The Child of Gold of alchemy that replaces the Astral body (the body of emotions) is extracted from the Astral body (what in Sanskrit is called the Kama-Rupa, the body of desires).
The Christ-Mind that replaces the Mental body (the sinful creepy mind that we have) is extracted from the Mental body."
This is an alchemical transfomation that we have to learn how to perform.
"This is how we achieve the metallic transmutation.
This is how the four bodies of sin are replaced by the four bodies of glory.
This is how we transmute the metals with the white and red elixirs."
The man and the woman: this is Alchemy.
"This is how the inferior quaternary reinforces the divine Triad." - Excerpt From: Samael Aun Weor. “Treatise of Sexual Alchemy.
This is how we become human beings in the complete sense of the word.
This work about which we are talking, is written about by Matheus, Marcus Lucas and Johannes, as they are named in Latin, or in other words, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You might ask, "What?" Well, the gospels teach us Alchemy, but every gospel is related with a particular animal of the four animals of Alchemy. Luke is represented by the bull; Matthew is represented by the angel; the lion is Mark, the gospel of fire; and, the gospel of John is the gospel of the eagle.
So, when you read any of those gospels, you have to know which element is related with it, in order to understand what is written there. Otherwise, if you just read literally, you will not understand.
These gospels of Christianity are not about the story of the physical life of Jesus of Nazareth, as people think. Where do we find the stable of Bethlehem, where Jesus Christ was born, alchemically speaking? We find the bull: this means your physicality. This is where the Christ, the saviour, which is Yeshua, has to be born, and to pass through all the drama that ends on this Saturday, which is Easter Saturday. Yesterday, according to tradition, Christ was crucified yesterday, at 3 o clock. Yesterday was Friday; Friday is Venus, Freya's day, the Goddess of love. Well, if you know how to make love, the Lord will die for you. In which way will he die? Annihilating your ego, your defects, your sins. Remember that Christ is the one that washes the sins of the world. What world? Your world. But, for that, you have to cooperate with him, it is a cooperation. And, that cooperation is written about. All the animals that we have are in the inferior Sephiroth, where you have to work with the Holy Spirit.
Here we have a painting by William Blake, from England, showing the same symbol. There are four faces.
This following quote regarding these four creatures is written in the book of Isaiah. If you think that only the four gospels reference these four creatures, it is not true... they are also written about in Isaiah, and in Ezekiel. It is written:
"Above it (the temple) stood the seraphim"
He entered into the temple in the internal worlds, and saw the Seraphim.
"each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
And one cried unto another, and said:
קדוש קדוש קדוש יהוה צבאות
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh Iod-Havah Tzabaoth
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of Tazabaoth the whole earth is full of his glory." - Isaiah 6: 3
This is how Isaiah saw the four animas of Alchemy. Of course, that prophet was an Alchemist. When you read that chapter, you see that he knew Alchemy. But, people read this, and do not know what they are reading.
Now, let us delve into this very controversial book of Revelation. The book of Revelation also talks about these four creatures. It says:
"And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:"
The sea of glass like unto crystal is the sexual energy, very purified.
"and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind."
What are those eyes? These are the chakras. When you develop every one of those beasts, those internal Solar bodies, you gain senses, spiritual senses, and you see inside and behind, everything, just as you see physically. But, you have to create those bodies first. In the book of Revelation, those creatures are already created.
"And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf (a bull, in other words), and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle."
This is the same sphinx, the four elements of the sphinx.
"And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him (just as Isaiah said); and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty (Shaddai, the almighty, the sexual force), which was, and is, and is to come." - Revelation 4: 6-8
Was in the prophets, is in the ones working right now, and will be if you work with the salt of the earth. This is easy to see.
In this image, we see a lamb in the center of the Cross and in the middle of the beasts, the mysteries of the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation says:
"And I saw when the Lamb"
Christ, the fire, as the lamb is a baby ram, which is the symbol of Aries (Geburah), which is the symbol of fire, INRI, Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra, that is, the fire renews nature incessantly.
“opened the first seal, and I heard (the calf, the bull), as it were the noise of thunder (the bellowing), the first of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."
The white horse is the symbol of the physical body. You might ask why? It is because this root race in which we are right now is called the Aryan race. And, the Aryan race is represented by the Hyperboreans. The Hyperboreans were those people who lived beyond the Boreas, the north wind of winter, they lived in the area around the north pole. Most of the people who live close to the north pole are white.
Of course, the white horse dominates the whole planet. You know that. That is the white race. We are going to go deeper in this, after we continue reading.
"And when he had opened the second seal, I heard (the man, the angel) the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword."
The red horse is a symbol of our vitality. The fire of Geburah descends into Hod and then to Yesod. There, it establishes itself as Mars in Scorpio. The sexual force is always symbolized by the red fire of Mars. The vital body is the foundation of the physical body. Obviously, the one that rides upon the red horse is the white race. We can understand it from the perspective of this symbol, but in initiation, this is something that you have to control. This is because the vital body, alchemically speaking, can create within you, physically speaking, different kinds of sicknesses, because it is the life of the physicality. If you control your vital body, you control Chaiah, the life of your physical body, that is why it has the power to kill one another... it depends on how we utilize it. That power of the red horse is in the sex: it depends on how we utilize our sex, in order to be healthy, or to receive the consequences later.
"And when he had opened the third seal, I heard (the Lion) the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine."
Emotionally, we destroy the creative energy. That is why that horse is black. When you are a slave of your emotions, your aura turns black as a wild horse destroying the vitality of your physicality, and even your vital body. Cancer, for instance, is rooted in the vital body. But, the vital body acts like that because of the black horse, where we find lust, hatred, anger etc,.. which people are a slave to.
If we control our negative emotions, our ego, then we can tame the black horse, and sequentially control the red horse, and, as a consequence, the white horse (our physicality) becomes healthy. That is why it says to not hurt the oil and the wine, which are symbols of transmutation. Remember the wine of the Eucharist and the oil, which are seen in every religion, are the symbols of sexual transmutation. If you have oil in your lamp, you have astral light. Yet, if you spill, waste the oil, you will be with Lilith in darkness internally.
"And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of (the Eagle) the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth." - Revelation 4: 1-8
It is easy to see that the eagle represents the mind; the horse is pale, yellow, because it also represents the Asian people, the Buddhists, who utilize the yellow color in order to know how to meditate and to annihilate death and hell, the ego in the mind. That is the fourth horse. This could also be interpreted in other ways, but we are primarily talking about Alchemy. That is why hell and death follow the mind.
Earthlings, right now, are very intellectual. They use their intellect in order to justify their killing of other races, in different ways. This is very common in our modern politics; how the intellect of the beasts of the earth, the yellow horse, is utilized in the negative way.
So, those are the four horses. Those four horses are within. As Arjuna in the Mahabaratha, with the help of Krishna, we have to control those four horses. Remember what we said in the beginning of this lecture: Poseidon is the creator of those horses, according to Greek mythology. Poseidon controls the pineal gland, thus, we have Neptune in the pineal gland. In Christian esotericism, we say that we have the atom of the Holy Spirit in the pineal gland. If we control the pineal gland, we control the pituitary gland. Both glands are related with the creative waters of sex. If you wonder from where these four horses emerged? Well they emerge from your own behaviour, sexually speaking, because the sexual force creates or destroys. Of course, these four horses are also interpreted in other ways, but let us only penetrate into the alchemical truth of these matters.
Here in this image we find the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, related with these four animals of Alchemy. And, on top, we find those that control them. The ones that do not control them are below, in what we call Klipoth. All the people that live in Klipoth, which means "empty shell," and is hell, the inferno, are slaves of the four elements: physically, emotionally, mentally, they do not control the salt of the earth. They are slaves. When we are slave, the concequences are negative.
Now, the following quote is written in Revelation; the same Revelation which has lead people to wait for the coming of Christ:
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war."
This is the Kalki Avatar or Buddha Maitreya making war inside, against our sins, defects and vices.
"His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called (Chokmah) The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of (Daath) his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of the Almighty God (in Yesod)."
Remember, when you read "Almighty God," that is Shaddai in Hebrew, which is the force of sex.
"And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."
The King of Kings relates with the Malachim, Tiphereth, Lord of Lords is Adonai in Malkuth, physically speaking. The King of Kings in Tiphereth is riding the white horse in Malkuth, meaning that through sexual alchemy he is dominating his physical world.
If you want to dominate your physicality, well, the Lord will do it when you incarnate Him.
"And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (the Malachim), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God." - Revelation 19: 11-17
As you see, all of this is pointing to our present root race, the Aryan root race, which is the white horse.
This graphic contains a map of Atlantis. You can see the modern world in the background, but in the red, you see that land that was commonly called Atlantis, which was mainly in the Atlantic ocean, between Europe and America. That was a continent that existed. Master Samael Aun Weor wrote:
"The Atlantean root race disappeared, swallowed up by the sea. That race had seven subraces; the last of these subraces, the seventh subrace, corresponds to the survivors of the great tragedy."
The continent of the Atlanteans, according to esotericism, sank in the ocean, the great universal flood that we all know about, and which is written in the Bible:
"The seed of our Aryan root race is Nordic. When the Nordics mixed themselves with the Atlantean survivors, they gave origin to all of the subraces of our Aryan root race." - The Narrow Way by Samael Aun Weor
The word Atl, in the Aztec language, means waters. That is why the name of that ocean between Europe and America, and the ancient civilisation that existed there, both started with that word Atl - the Atlantic ocean, the Atlantean civilisation. That root race was related with the element water. We are related with the element earth; we are very gross, but water is more malleable.
Master Samael Aun Weor states:
"We have to search for the origin of this fifth human race, which is this present Aryan root race to which we belong. We must find its cradle around Kashmir, on the central plateau of Tibet, around the Euxinus, etc."
Here in this graphic we see that region of Kashmir, which is between China, Pakistan and India. It is a very disputed land. That land, together with the land around the Black Sea, is where you find the origin of this present root race. He continues:
"I do not mean to say that the entire cradle of this present Aryan root race had its origin only in those cited regions. Yet, in the name of the truth I have to state that those places of the Earth constitute a very important origin for this human species. I am clearly referring to the people of this fifth root race."
That populates all the continents of the world.
"There have been five root races in the world. They correspond to five different epochs.
We have already stated that the Protoplasmic [Polar] root race came first, afterwards the Hyperborean root race, thereafter the Lemurian root race, more recently, the Atlantean root race, and finally our Aryan root race." - Gnostic Anthropology by Samael Aun Weor
Unfortunately, Hitler took the term Aryan and applied it only about the Germans. People think that when we say Aryan, we are talking about the Germans... Everyone in this root race, regardless of color, belongs to this Aryan root race.
The Atlantean civilisation was red. Those in this day and age that most closely resemble the Atlanteans are those natives of America, those with red skin. All the peoples of the Americas were survivors of the Atlantean civilisation. in South America, and moreover in Mexico, those peoples were mixed with the vikings in earlier ages, and as a result originated another kind of people.
People think that Christopher Columbus was the first to come to America... well, in this civilisation, yes. But, previously other peoples had come, who's purpose for being in the Americas was not merely business.
All the natives of the Americas, in Canada, the US, the Aztecs, the Mayans in central America, the Incas of Peru, and all the other peoples of the Americas are survivors of the last catastrophe that destroyed Atlantis. And, of course, the main root or source of the Aryan race, was organized in Tibet, Kashmir and the lands around the Black Sea in Europe. But, from where did those people come? From the Hyperboreans. The Hyperboreans were the second root race that existed on the planet, and they lived in a very purified way. They were ruled by the Sun, they worshipped the Sun. That is why, in mythology, it is written that the lands of the Hyperboreans were the lands of Apollo. Apollo is the Sun, according to Greek mythology. During the time of Atlantis, before the great catastrophe, before it sank into the ocean, the Masters that organized the root races crossed the Atlantean red skins, with the descendents of the white Hyperboreans. The outcome of this crossing, this sexual inter-relationship was the Shemites, the Semites. The Semites were the 5th sub-race of the Atlantean root race. They were the outcome of the Hyperboreans and the Atlanteans. When that continent sank, they continued mixing themselves with the Nordics, who were the direct descendents of the Hyperboreans. The Semites also mixed themselves with the peoples of Asia, Africa and here in America. The main point of this is that the colour of the Hyperboreans is white. And, the white race rules in this day and age; as the book of Revelation says, the one that rides the white horse gets given the crown and the bow. That bow is the rainbow, the symbol of Apollo, the Sun, who in mythology shot his bow and arrow. The lunar civilisation of the Atlanteans is related with the Moon.
That is why you find in this civlisation that Christianity relates to the Sun. But, Christianity is rejected by the Moon, which is Judaism. We all know this, I do not need to explain it. So, this was the battle between the Moon and the Sun, which in the end, Christianity developed in Europe, mainly, and then it spread into Asia and to America.
It is written in another scripture that the father of Jesus Christ was a Celtic soldier in the time of the Romans, and who had sex with Mary, who was Jewish. And, the outcome was Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus Christ is called Yeshua Ben Pander in some scriptures. In Spanish, they say Yeshua Ben Pandira, but, Master Samael says in his books of kabbalah that the mantra to be in contact with Kether, the crown, is Pander:
"The mantra PANDER permits us to reach unto the Ancient of Days. This is possible within profound Meditation. In the world of Atziluth there is a marvellous temple where the majestic presence of the Ancient of Days is shown unto us." - Tarot and Kabbalah. “The mantra Pander will allow us to identify ourselves with our Inner Christ, so to act as Christ within the universe of Pleroma.” - Kundalini Yoga by Samael Aun Weor
"Obviously, according to Christianity, Pander is the Father, of the Father-Son-Holy Spirit. Jesus represents the Son, who is directly descendent from the Father, Kether, Pander. Alchemically speaking, Jesus Christ the archetype is the son of Pander, which represents the Sun and of Mary that represents the Moon.
Did you ever read the Emerald Tablet of Hermes?:
"Pater eius est Sol. Mater eius est Luna, portavit illud Ventus in ventre suo, nutrix eius terra est."
"The Sun is its Father, the Moon its Mother, the wind bears it in its womb, and it is nursed by the earth."
The former is an alchemical statement. It is not talking about the physical body of Jesus of Nazareth. It is alchemically talking about an initiate's development, and what Jesus Christ, as an archetype, is within him. That is why the book of Revelation states:
“And the fifth angel (who rules the Aryan root race) sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven (of Geburah) unto the earth (Malkuth): and to him was given the key of (sex) the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit (of Yesod); and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts (elements of fire) upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power..... And the shapes of the locusts were like unto ‘horses’ prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were ‘crowns’ like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men (in Yesod). And they had hair as the hair of women (in Malkuth), and their teeth were as the teeth of lions (of Hod)...... And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon (destruction by the Moon), but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon (destruction by the Sun).” Revelation 9: 1,2,3, 7, 8, 11
Those people who are lunar, that follow traditions, and do not follow the path of the Sun, are destroyed by the Moon. The Moon is divided into two: Nahemah and Lilith. This is the world of hell. Either you are destroyed, cleansed, purified there, in hell, or by Apollo, Apollyon, the Sun, if you enter into initiation. There are two ways.
So, when we read any book, we find the meaning of it. For instance, it comes into my mind in this moment the Major Mysteries:
“Thus, Herod, seated at his working desk, listened to the report from the initiates of the temple, yet he did not believe it. He did not acknowledge Jesus as the promised Messiah, and with a lot of arguments, he indignantly rejected the report from the initiates.
Jesus said unto Herod, “You are a Justinian; you are just. What happens is that you have never liked me.”
Then, exceedingly wroth, Herod spoke to the council and said, “Do not eat the Moon.” Herod meant with this phrase that they must not abandon their lunar cult. Since all racial religions are lunar, the Jewish religion is lunar.” - Samael Aun Weor
At that time Jesus was rejected, because his doctrine was solar, for everybody. But, Judaism is lunar, they follow the lunar tradition, so they did not want to enter into the solar path; thus, they rejected it, the solar force for their own teachings. This is why Christianity developed in Europe, and from Europe it came to America, and the white race conquered America. That is why it is said that the red horse is the vital body, because the white race leads from the red horse, which is all the Americas, and the other races that were the descendents of the Atlanteans.
According to karma, the white race has to control the world, and it is controlling right now. This is why the one that rides the red horse is the white race, controlling the forces of America. This is obvious.
The yellow, pale horse, is the Asian people that are not white, but pale. They have power too. The ones that are humbly working and feeding the masses are the black race and all the descendents from the red race, which are the Latin American people, the Hindu peoples, etc. This is how karma acts in this day and age.
It is stated that Muhammad came 500 years after Jesus. In his time, they asked him, "Show us a miracle, and if you perform a miracle in front of us, we will follow you." And Muhammad said to them, "I will split the moon." And he split it. The moon is the symbol of Judaism and the Semites. So, splitting the moon symbolized the splitting of the Semites, the Jews on one side and the Arabs on the other; Judaism and Islam. That was the miracle of Muhammad: splitting the moon into two. People who read that literally, become confused or dismissive, thinking to themselves, "How could Muhammad possibly split the moon? What did he put it back together with? Glue?" This is a symbol.
It is also written that in the time of the end, that one of the signs of the times of the end will be that the Moon will split in two. Now, people wonder when that will happen. This is a symbol. Politically, Islam is divided into two: the Shia and the Sunni. They are divided. So, the moon is divided, because the symbol of Islam is the moon. It is easy to see, alchemically, symbolically, the miracles that were written about in all the sacred books. Unfortunately, people read the sacred books literally. That is why atheists ridicule, mock the believers. These miracles are impossible physically, but alchemically, symbolically, they are easy to see. In the Bible for example, it is written that Yeshua, Joshua in English - the one that came after Moses, said in the sight of Israel:
“Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the גוים Goyim had avenged themselves upon their enemies." - Joshua 10: 12, 13
If you read the former verses literally, you will think that it is impossible for the sun and the moon to stop in their place. But, if you know Alchemy, you know that Jeshua, the savior within the Alchemist has to work with the sun and the moon. It is written that Jeshua, Jesus, the great Kabir, said:
“I beheld Satan (the pluralized “I”) as lightning fall from heaven. Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions (black entities of sin), and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the (malignant) spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. - Luke 10:18-20
"Be careful, Gnostic priests, of falling into pride as a result of having been given the power in order to work with Devi Kundalini, for the elimination of the devil “I’s”… Be meek, pure, and simple.
The Pratimoksha is necessary during the work with the gold and with the silver, with the Sun and with the Moon, in the forge of the Cyclops.
Let us remember Joshua uttering:
Sun stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed (symbol of the esoteric work), until the people (גוים Goyim, the Initiates) had avenged themselves upon their enemies (their devil “I’s”).
Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the Sun (Christ) stood still in the midst of heaven (in order to guide the Initiate, as He always does it), and hasted not to go down about a whole day. - Joshua 10:12-13
The Cosmic Christ, the Solar Logos, the Sun of midnight, guides all of those who fight against their enemies, the tenebrous “I’s,” the red devils of Seth, the ego.” - Samael Aun Weor
We have to work with the two polarities, the sun and the moon. But, if we read that literally, we get lost. That is why we have to understand and study these four creatures of Alchemy, as they are also described in the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel.
Do you have any questions"
Audience: The symbol of the Rosy Cross. We saw the three mother letters in the center, Aleph, Shin and Mem. There was also the colours in the middle, corresponding to their letter: blue with Kether, representing love and truth; yellow with wisdom, Chokmah; and red with Binah, power, strength. The letters in the second circle and the third circle, are the positions of those letters significant? Do they directly correspond to the letters on the inside of them, in terms of placement?
Instructor: In order to understand that, I advise you to read the symbols of the book Sepher Yetzirah, because, the position of the letters - even though perhaps the colors might be less significant, or may not correspond to the letters - but yes, the position of the letters is significant.
There are seven double letters, and the twelve around the outside, which are the symbol of all that which we have to work with.
Audience: What is the correct order of the Gnostic days of the week? Because our current days are incorrect, right?
Instructor: The correct order of the days corresponds to the organization of the Rays: Moon, Monday; Mercury, Wednesday (Wotan's day); Venus, Friday (Freya's day); Sun, Sunday; Mars, Tuesday (Tyr's day); Jupiter, Thursday (Thor's day); Saturn, Saturday. The only day which is in it's correct place, is Saturday: our Saturday is the same Gnostic, astrological Saturday. Thus, the day following Saturday, is actually Monday.
Audience: The four horses that you spoke about brought up within me the connection to Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei...
Instructor: Obviously, the four horses and the four creatures of Alchemy are related with the holy name of God: Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei.
Audience: So, is Iod the white horse? Are they in the same order?
Instructor: Well, the four elements are in Malkuth, represented by the letter Hei of Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei.
Audience: So, when you were speaking about the four horses, you mentioned that it was a battle. Is that an internal battle, not a worldly battle?
Instructor: It is an internal battle that you have to face when you start going into those internal levels. Those are the animal levels that all of us have, and we have to fight against those animals, in order to build them in a positive manner and to control them.
Audience: Is it possible for the animals to take control of you?
Instructor: They are controlling every single person in the world right now... there is not a single person on this earth, who's animals are not in control of them. To take control over them is to become a complete human being in the true sense of the word.
Thank you very much.