Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. - Matthew 21:42-44
When we read the scriptures of many religions we hear about the philosophical stone, Mercury, the rock. In the Gospels, Jesus talks about the rock (Simon Peter: Cephas Patar, the rock) upon which the temple must be built. This is the foundation stone which the builders reject; but which must be the cornerstone or the primary support of the Temple. These are Masonic and Kabbalistic terms. The Gospels of Jesus are Kabbalistic. They relate to the Mysteries of Alchemy, to the Mysteries of Kabbalah, which are not understood at all by contemporary religion. These elements were thrown out a long, long time ago. Without an understanding of Alchemy and Kabbalah, one cannot understand the Bible.
In Masonry one sees the Cubic Stone, or the Perfect Stone. Among the Aztecs we see the stone that the Gods sit or stand upon. The same is clearly visible in Hinduism. This stone is a symbol of the Foundation which in Kabbalah is called Yesod. Yesod means "foundation," and is the ninth sephirah on the Tree of Life.
When we understand something about the creation myths of all different religions, there are some consistent themes and some consistent elements. Primarily, we find a Trinity. This is the Holy Supernal triangle, the superior triangle, the heavenly triangle. This is called the Logos in Greek. This is the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Christianity. This is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in Hinduism. These are the three superior Gods of the Aztec and Mayan religions. Every system, every religion, contains this Trinity.
This Trinity is a Unity that expresses itself in different ways, but it can only create in one way. As a human being we can express ourselves through our eyes, through speech, through writing, through symbols. But we can only create life in one way. There is only one way a human being can create, to give rise to life and that is through the sex. And it is the same with Divinity. We all know the saying: "As above, so below." The inverse is also true: As below, so above.
Everything that exists is created with the same energy. It is this root energy that comes out of the Nothingness, and is called the Light. It has many names: the Christ, Quetzalcoatl, Okidanok, Kulkulkan, Avalokiteshvara. These are all the same force. This is the Light of the Christ. This is the Light that gives life. This is the solar force at the base of all religions.
All real religions have a solar hero: Apollo, Jesus, Heracles, Mitra, Quetzalcoatl etc. These are all deities or Gods who are vehicles of the Sun, who deliver the light of the Christ, the solar light, and give rise to life. And this is why RA, the Egyptian God, is the Sun, and the Sun is the origin and source of life.
That light is called the Ray of Creation. This is the solar energy that descends, that becomes the Tree of Life. The Christ, through Jesus, said "I am the light of the world, no one comes to the Father save through me," the Cosmic Christ, the Solar Divinity.
In Egypt the way to become enlightened was through Osiris; it is the same thing as the Christ. And the one who became Christified was Osirified. Christ is a title, it is an energy, a vibration, a profound intelligence that is not limited to a single person in our history. It is manifested in many times and many places and will continue to do so. It is Krishna, Rama, all the great solar divinities in all the different traditions and cultures in the world.
That light, when it manifests, is a vibration. The womb of the Divine Mother Space (prakriti) sends out that ray. That ray begins to condense and become more material as it descends. Its descent is the production of nature, of creation. These are the Seven Days of Genesis in the Macrocosm, these are all the stages by which life becomes, and it descends in levels of increasing density. That is what we have on the tree: all the levels of increasing density. At the very top of the tree you have the zero dimension, beyond conception. They call it "uncreated light," which the mind cannot conceive of, the "unmanifest," the "nothingness." From that becomes something, but that something gradually becomes heavier and heavier as it descends. That energy has different names as it descends. It is called Prana, and when it descends a little more it is called Akash, a little more it is called Ether. These are variations, increasing complexity, increasing density as that energy becomes matter.
We already know in contemporary physics that energy and matter are the same thing but in different modalities, different vibrations, it is just changing its form a little bit. And the same is known in Kabbalah and in all the esoteric traditions, that at its root all matter springs from the same fundamental source. It is all vibration, it is all interrelated and interconnected and that is the interdependence that we began the course talking about.
Everything is interrelated, all energy and all matter. All energy produces reactions and that reaction is called karma. This matter, this energy, begins to differentiate into all the different worlds and levels of life. From universes, to galaxies, to planets, to solar systems, all the way down to physical bodies like ours, to molecules, to atoms, to subatomic particles. All of that, everything that exists, everything that we can conceive of at its root is Christ, light, life. Everything that exists contains within it that fire. Everything that nature creates has inside of it the spark of the Christ and that is what allows it to be. That is why a scientist cannot produce a simple cell, not even a simple molecule of water. They know what it is made of physically, they know its hydrogen and oxygen. But they cannot manufacture water because they cannot create, because they do not know what Christ is, that fire that is within the water.
Water contains fire. Every plant contains fire, every stone. Every breath that you take is an expression of fire of that light. As that light descends and differentiates itself in to all the forms of matter we start to see distinct variations among the energy. From the ether we have what are called Tattwas, which is a Sanskrit word, and these are just vibrations of Ether. They are Apas, Pritwi, Tejas and Vaju. These are the four primary Tattwas. Those four, when they descend a little more, are what are called the four elements of Nature: water, earth, fire and air.
There are other Tattwas (Adi and Samadhi). There are many distinct modalities of the ether, of the akash, of the prana. But at their root they are all energy. They all descend from the same place.
When that energy finally arrives into the physical world, it manifests into the simplest known element which is Hydrogen. It is the simplest element that exists. It has an atomic value of 1. So if you look on a periodic table of elements you will see the first element on the table is Hydrogen. And in the occult tradition, for thousands of years, it has been known that from this root chemical element come all other elements. It is the first manifestation of Christ in physical matter. But hydrogen expresses itself and becomes more complex. From that simple compound we have water, calcium, iron, all the different elements that make up everything that has been created. In fact the physical sun, the scientists say, is mostly made up of hydrogen. The physical sun is supposedly mostly hydrogen, the simplest element, the raw element from which everything is made.
We as a physical body are made up of various combinations of materials, all of which in the root are Hydrogen. To live, we take in various combinations of energies (forms). Moment to moment, their is a complex transformation happening in every level of the physical body.
What boggles the mind is how perfectly everything has been made, and how we as humans still refuse to recognize the intelligence in that design. It is mind-numbing that we cannot see the profound intelligence that lies behind the simple construction of an atom or an element of hydrogen, much less the terrible complexity of the human body. We have the arrogance to believe this was an accident. It is astonishing that we live day to day forgetting that this is no accident and there is a purpose for which we have been given this gift of a physical body, a purpose that we continually ignore.
In terms of physical matter, in terms of physical bodies, there is no superior vehicle that exists on the face of this earth; nothing is more adaptable, more sophisticated or more mysterious. Nothing is more poorly understood. We claim to understand many things and yet we use only a very small percentage of our brains. We claim to understand our physical bodies and yet there are many organs and many systems that we cannot identify what they are there for and yet they are functioning. We cannot reproduce a simple element, a cell, a molecule of water and yet we claim mastery of the human body, which is a collection of incredibly sophisticated systems that work without us intervening at all. We do not have to think about it all and yet our bodies are performing miracles every moment. For our body to survive there is very little that we need to do. We breathe automatically, we do not have to think about that too much. We need to eat and drink and we have to have a little activity to care for those things. Provided those circumstances are satisfied this body is born, grows and develops and we inhabit it for a period of time. But we inhabit it with complete ignorance of its function and true purpose. We grow up and speculate and when we do not find the answer we distract ourselves with sensations that we receive with the physical body. And we distract ourselves until the physical body decays and dies. And that is the way of life for the majority of humanity and it is an unbelievable tragedy.
To survive, we need three kinds of food:
The physical body takes in all of these elements. All of those elements are vibrations of solar light.
- physical food and water
We take in solar light in its raw form and we need that to be healthy. There are energies that our bodies transmute from that solar light.
We take in the air, and the body on its own extracts the needed elements, the needed particles, the needed energy and fire from the air in order to sustain the body. We then expel what is unnecessary.
We take in food which is the heaviest vibration so far, and the body on its own processes the food, transforms it, transmutes it, extracts what it useful and expels what is unnecessary.
This is true in each mechanical process of the body. We breathe in what is necessary, we breathe out what is unnecessary. We drink the water that we need and we expel what we do not through urination. We eat the food that we need and the body expels what is unnecessary. It is a constant process of purification, of perfecting the elements that we are taking in.
Yet in the case of impressions, there is something else. Impressions are the result of all of the sensations that we take in through our physical senses. Unfortunately, we never learned how to purify, to transform, to transmute all the impressions of life. So we take in everything and we stuff it in the mind and in the heart. And thus we build an incredible chaos in our psyche.
Quite simply, we take in solar light in many different ways and many different forms and there are two lectures called The Transformation of Impressions and the Pancatattwa Ritual which go into detail explaining how this process works, how all the organs are involved: the respiratory system, the heart, the lungs, the brain, the glands, all are involved in taking all the forms of energy, food, water, air, impressions, and transforming that, purifying that, refining it to make something else. So you would need to hear those lectures or study those chapters in a book to get a deeper understanding of this.
When we learn to Self-observe, we are learning how to Transform Impressions, to receive all sensations with the consciousness, thereby transforming them: consciously receiving what we need, and rejecting what we do not need.
The result of the mechanical transformations of food and air can be found in Yesod.
Every night when we sleep physically, the superior aspect of the physical body, which is called the vital body, is receiving solar energy, the Ray of Creation, in order to restore the expended energy that we use during the day. That is why we sleep, so the physical body can be still, and recharged. It is the vital body, through the chakras, that recharges and stores the energy and handles the processing of the energy. The Vital Body corresponds to Yesod, the Ninth Sphere. It is the superior aspect of the physical body, which on the Tree of Life is Malkuth.
All the energy from the Vital Body is received in the physical body. It is transformed and processed through the nervous system (from the chakras), and is combined with the energies from our food and water through digestion, through the circulatory system, etc. and ultimately is received by the endocrine system, by the glands. That energy is processed and transformed until ultimately it reaches its highest form of expression in terms of mechanical nature, in terms of what mechanical nature can do for it. That form is what we call sexual energy. Therefore, the highest, most powerful manifestation of the Ray of Creation in this physical world is the sexual energy: it is the most potent energy we can access.
In Alchemy, the sexual energy is called Mercury.
The matter lies before the eyes of all; everybody sees it, touches it, loves it, but knows it not. It is glorious and vile, precious and of small account, and is found everywhere... But, to be brief, our Matter has as many names as there are things in this world; that is why the foolish know it not. - The Golden TractMercury is a stone that is liquid. It is a symbol of the sexual energy: the foundation of life.
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. - Deuteronomy 23:1In Gnosticism sexual energy is called Hydrogen Ti-12. "Hydrogen" because it is just a manifestation of that root pure Hydrogen. It is called Ti or Si because it is the seventh note of the octave: Do Re Mi Fa So La TI. And it is 12 because 12 is its atomic weight.
In Gnosticism we understand that physical food, when we take it in, has an atomic weight of 768. It has gone through quite a bit of refinement to reach 12. A lot has been removed. This is one level of meaning of the term alchemy. This is the mechanical level, that the physical body alchemically removes the impurities in order to make something perfect. It is the goal of the Great Work to continue this perfection through conscious works: doing it with conscious will in those regions of ourselves where it does not and cannot happen mechanically.
If we look at the Tree of Life on the Microcosmic level, as a map of the human body, our head is at the top (crowned by Kether), and the final refinement of the Vital Body and the endocrine system is deposited in Yesod, which is the sexual organs.
The growth and development of the physical body is managed by the endocrine system. The endocrine system has its highest expression in the sexual energy. We all know that the pineal gland manages the growth of the physical body when we are growing up. When we reach the age of puberty, the pineal gland stops growing in most people because most people start to use the sexual energy in a different way and the pineal gland no longer has the energy that had previously.
There is no denying that the sexual energy is the center of gravity of all human activity. It is very obvious if you objectively look at our civilization, and all civilizations in all of history, the root, motivation of all action is sex. The desire for power is usually a desire for sexual power. The desire for revenge, fame, for wealth is usually rooted in some form of lust, some form of craving. We go to war because of desire. We kill, we pillage, we rape, we seek achievements, we seek success because we want to be admired, to be appreciated, to be wanted, all of which has its root in lust, trying to attract the attention, the energy, of others.
Likewise, the sexual energy is also the root of our spiritual life. If we understand that all of creation is the result of sexual activity, we see that our physical body would only exist because our parents had sex, they had that activity, that love and from that they created a physical body. The same is true for every other person that ever existed and will ever exist. Everything that is born is born of sex.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born (of sex) again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. - John 3:3The science of Alchemy is the method to be born as a Soul.
The forms and the manner in which sexuality is performed varies from creature to creature. Among humans we have our customs. Among animals they have their customs. Among plants they have their customs. Some produce asexually, some produce by division. Among minerals, they have their methods, and they reproduce sexually as well. Likewise for planets, suns, stars and moons, all have had their origins in the light of the Christ. That Light is an expression of the womb of the Divine Mother.
In all of God's creation, life is produced through sex. Therefore, to create a superior being, God also creates through sex, yet in accordance with His laws.
The Logos unfolds himself into two: male and female. This is the Holy Spirit, Binah. This is Abba and Aima, Father/Mother. This is the Yabyum of the Tibetans, this is Shiva-Shakti of the Hindu and this is how God creates.
This is the Elohim. Eloa is feminine. El is God, and is masculine and singular and means "Him." Elohim is plural. It is El and Eloa together, male and female. Elohim. If you read the Bible, the original Hebrew says:
And Elohim said let there be light.Meaning, God as Father-Mother.
The Holy Spirit descends upon Mary as a Holy Dove; she was a virgin before, during and after the birth of her son, the Savior. Moses, Padmasambava, Quetzalcoatl, Buddha, Zoroaster, Fu Ji, and many other great Masters were said to be of a virgin birth, born by the fire and the water.
The Holy Spirit (Binah) is the aspect of Christ that creates. Shiva is the creator-destroyer. He is Jah-Hevah: the Holy Spirit, the creative/destructive power of God. Shakti is his spouse: Shakti is the Fire. The fire of the Holy Spirit is deposited in our sexual organs. The Fire, the Shakti, is the source of illumination.
No one whose testes are crushed or whose member is cut off shall enter into the congregation of the Lord.The way to enter into the kingdom of heaven is through the proper use and management of sexual energy. There is no way to mistake that teaching.
When a man has an emission of semen he shall bathe his whole body in water (transmuted energy) and remain un-clean until evening. (evening is a symbol of death: until the egos are dead we are unclean). - Leviticus 15:16The symbol of Baptism is the symbol of taking the sexual energy from the waters in yourself and transmuting them, placing them on top of your head, restoring the descent of this ray back to the beginning. The water is taken by the priest (a symbol of our Inner Priest: Atman, Chesed) and is placed on the crown, the Sahasrara chakra, Laodicea, on top of the head, as a symbol of purity, as a symbol of a sacrament, of an agreement that is made.
Likewise the rite of circumcision is a degeneration of an ancient rite of Initiation in which the one who is receiving the Initiation is making a commitment to control the sexual force, to have control and willpower, to not be an animal.
The waters of sexuality are the womb of all creation. Every Angel and every Demon is born of sex. Humanity is the womb. How we use the sexual force determines who we become. If we spill that energy and use it to enforce and support the desire for sensation, we become animals. This is because animals live by instinct and are driven by instinctive desire and sensation. If we do not conquer that aspect of our psyche we remain as animals and become in fact as beasts, otherwise known as demons. This is plainly evident in our culture. The taste of this humanity is no longer of an elevated nature. We no longer care for the subtleties of beautiful classical music, of beautiful classical art, the subtleties of Nature. We prefer as a collective whole the explosions of violence and bestial sexuality that we put into our movies, our advertisements, our television and our books. Our taste as a humanity is for animal sensation, not angelic elevation. All of us have that in our psyche and that is why meditation is so terribly difficult because the mind is consumed by animal desire. If we can change that we can change everything.
Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect. - Jesus of Nazareth
This is why Yesod is called the foundation. The sexual energy is the foundation of life. All life is rooted here.
The sexual energy is the root energy of all of our activities.
When we think, we are using a modification of the sexual energy through the intellect.
When we feel, our emotions are produced by a modification of the sexual energy.
When we act, we are using a modification of the sexual energy as fuel.
If we allow the animal nature in us to control us, we allow this ray to proceed out through the physical body, through the orgasm.
Physically, we create another physical body. Thus this energy manifests itself here and that is its final purpose.
Psychologically, If we expel the sexual energy, it continues descending down from Malkuth and creates negatively, our own hell, our own Klipoth.
Humanity as a whole, due to the expelling of the sexual energy, has created their own Klipoth.
When the Ray of Creation is channeled through animal desire, it continues to create, but negatively, which results in karma and suffering.
This is why the entire foundation of every major religion is the necessity to conquer animal desire.
How we think, feel and act creates.
If we think, feel and act under the guidance of animal desire, we will create results: karma. To indulge in pleasant sensation pushes the pendulum of nature to swing; the karma is nature establishing equilibrium according to the Law of the Pendulum: indulge in pleasurable sensation and nature will bring you pain. It is unavoidable: it is the Law. The more we try to avoid pain, the more pain we will face. (And only a deeply disturbed person will try to invert this by creating pain in order to receive pleasure: this is what the demons do).
What is necessary is to learn to live in the middle: neither craving pleasure nor avoiding pain. This brings the pendulum to rest.
We accomplish this activity by ceasing our indulgence in animal behavior in all three brains.
But the foundation, the most powerful impact we can make on our own life, is to establish equilibrium in our sexual life.
If we learn to transform the sexual energy, to contain it, to transmute it, we restore that energy back up through the tree. We stop creating in the Klipoth, and return the energy back upwards, to create the soul.
Upon that foundation, the perfection of that willpower, we raise our Level of Being; we raise the energy up the central column of the Tree of Life: the Line of the Consciousness.
That sexual energy becomes transformed and transmuted beyond the level of Hydrogen of Ti-12 and becomes food for more subtle levels of our own consciousness. Thus we awaken positively. In essence, we make that force more perfect. We create the perfect man inside of us.
If instead we continue to be identified with desire and sensation, that energy still creates but it creates in hell and it creates what we know of now as the ego: lust, desire, fear, envy, pride, shame.
What is amazing is that this energy, being the root of all our activities, is received by the body and transformed by the body then becomes the main sustenance of the body. The Christ, the Sun, gives life to the macrocosmsos, the universe. The Christ-Sun also gives life to us inside as a physical body, as a soul. But if we take that force, that energy, and we use it to feed desire, then it becomes the destroyer: Shiva is the creator and the destroyer. It creates ego and thus destroys the soul. It creates our fears our anxieties, our attachments, our worries.
Girls have this fantasy about their perfect husband and they build that from when they are very young, and that idea is fed by their mothers, sisters, by television, by movies, by all the fantasies that they build. That force, that imagination, is fed by the sexual energy. As that energy is put into those fantasies, it creates, it makes those fantasies real to us. Thus we have an ideal that we have produced that will then become the measure by which every man that woman meets will have to measure up to. And no man will ever come close to the fantasy. It is not possible. So in a subtle way, in every woman's psyche, there is a critic who is saying: "He is not that good, I deserve better." That is why we suffer. And of course, men have the same problem.
All of us, when we see other people, we evaluate them based on our standard; we are feeding the standard, we are giving it fuel. We see a person on the street and we examine them. "Well, they have 5 out of 10 of my points." We are giving the energy of our mind, heart and action to that ideal, to that fantasy of the mind and we are making it stronger. We are trapping ourselves.
The same is true about our idea of ourselves, whether we are good enough or not, whether we achieved enough or not, whether we are better than anyone else or not. We use the same ideals, the same fantasies, the same projections of the mind to compare and it is all a lie and self-created and it is all rooted in misuse of the sexual energy.
In Gnosticism this is called sexual abuse. In Gnosticism, sexual abuse is not just abusing another physical person sexually, it is the abusing of the energy of the Christ that is within us. Sexual abuse is a rampant problem in humanity and is why we are in the situation we are in and it is why we are all in darkness, in ignorance.
The vital body, which is the superior part of the physical body, has four aspects or four layers. These are called four ethers. Remember that the vital body is the root of all the energies of the physical body. It is what supports all the functions of the physical body. Without a vital body there can be no physical body. In a sense they are one and the same. The body of Chi, the body of energy, the body that the acupuncturists work, the aura is the vital body.
The Ether of Life is that aspect of the vital body that drives and supports procreation.
The Chemical Ether is that aspect of the vital body that transforms and manages all the organic and chemical nourishment of the physical body. It is responsible for digestion, respiration, the functioning of the chakras on the energetic level, all the energies that need to be transformed.
The Reflective Ether manages memory, imagination, willpower.
The Luminous Ether conducts perception.
When we reach puberty we learn how to masturbate and have sex with others, and fantasize, therefore we learn how to expend this energy that is so powerful in our three brains. Most of us follow our cultures, our family and friends and we fornicate. We spill the energy, we look at pornography, we read romance novels, we watch movies and we dream about the perfect mate. Thus the sexual energy is thrown out of the vital body and we begin to spill it, to expel it, to get rid of it.
Why do we do that? Because it burns us. It is fire. And that fire changes radically when we hit puberty. Up to that age that fire has been involved in growing the physical body, developing the three brains that we have, one by one. When we reach 12, 13, or 14 we begin to become profoundly irritated. Something changes. It is at this time that our glands change, the body changes very quickly and the mind changes. That energy needs to work in a new way. But we do not know how to use it. We as a race threw away the keys a long time ago because we were more interested in desire, sensation, in lust. Thus our karma is to be ignorant of it, thus we suffer. This is what the story of the Garden of Eden is all about.
They say that woman is an enticement.
No, No, she is not so.
They say that money is an enticement.
No, No, it is not so.
They say that landed property is an enticement.
No, No, it is not so.
The real enticement is the insatiable appetite of the mind,
O Lord Guheswara!
- Hinduism. Allama Prabhu, Vacana 91
The quality of the semen (sexual energy in men and women) is intimately associated with the power of imagination; if the crime of spilling this marvelous elixir is committed, the creative faculty, the translucence, the imagination is impoverished. Then it is impossible to maintain any beautiful image in the mind with the same freshness which we could use to give life and form to a new radiant creature. - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian MessageWhen we expel the sexual energy through indulging in animal desire in the mind, the heart and sexual activity, all the ethers of the Vital Body become depleted. That is why when we are young our memory is quite good. Our powers of imagination are very strong and our bodies are generally healthy, in accordance to our karma. But at the age of puberty we enter into very serious problems, we come to know profound anxiety. The suffering of a teenager is like nothing else you go through in your life. So much confusion, so much complexity, so much pain everyday. And because our culture, our karma does not teach us the proper methods, those experiences deepen, we continue to expel this energy and thus our imagination, our memory, our willpower (all of which are driven by the ethers of the vital body), our sense of true value of ourselves as a soul, are all depleted and we rely more and more on false images to give us security. We take the energy and we begin to feed the false images of the mind: we create an illusion in order to cope with our suffering.
We imagine the ideal mate, the ideal life, the ideal self. It is those ideals that put us at odds against our true nature, against everyone else in the world, and most especially against our own inner God. They are ideals born of fear and pride, not of the consciousness. We spill the energy, we deplete the vital body and little by little, in accordance with our karma and our constitution, we get sick. We get sick in all three brains.
Some people get sick immediately as teenagers. They develop serious mental problems or serious emotional problems. Some of us get sick later, because we have some dharma that we can ride on. But as we deplete the energy of the vital body it is inevitable that we will get sick because the vital body is the energetic and organic base of the physical body. Cancer is an illness of the vital body. That is why we are having such a hard time with it because we are treating the result not the source. AIDS is the same. Herpes, TB, Cholera, all these terrible illnesses are karma.
We cannot remember our dreams because we waste the sexual energy. We cannot remember our past experiences, we cannot remember our childhood, we cannot remember what happened last month, we cannot remember where we were this morning, or what we were thinking about, because there is no energy in the vital body. These ethers are completely degenerated.
Illness is rampant in humanity; there is no energy to make us healthy because we waste it. When we change that however; when we come into alignment with what is called the Great Arcanum, the secret of secrets, the knowledge of knowledge, the essence, the heart, the source of all mystical traditions, we can change that. The great secret that has been protected for thousands of years by illuminated Beings, by Angels, by Masters, is precisely what you are seeing now, the source of all power, of all glory, is the redemption that we find in the proper use of sexuality. The doorway to all manner of suffering and pain is through the improper use of sexuality. A demon is created through sex. Likewise an angel, a Buddha, an Avatar is created through the proper and purified use of sex. It is quite obvious that an Angel has no lust, a Buddha has no animal desire, an awakened Master has no desire for sensation, no animal lust. But a demon embodies it. We are all, in that sense, demonic, because our mind craves and searches for sensation ad nauseam, constantly, without stopping. We have no right to be proud, to be vain, to be superficial. We must recognize the true nature of our own psyche and seek to change it.
This is why all the ancient religions required sexual purity of their disciples. This is why chastity was the highest virtue, always until now. Even 100 years ago chastity was very highly valued, and always has been until now. We consider our new "sexual liberation" to be our great virtue and we have undone all the moralities of the past, and yet we cannot recognize that undoing the ancient morality has been our own undoing. We are the ones who are destroying our planet, who are destroying each other and it is precisely because we have undone our sense of virtue. The two are the same. We now consider pride to be a virtue. We consider anger to be a virtue. If you doubt this, watch television: our entertainment is 100% organized around proving how lust, pride, anger, envy, animal desire, power, sarcasm, and cruelty are "positive, admirable qualities."
White Tantra always teaches to renounce the orgasm and animal desire, to remove and purify all desire for sensation of lust, pride, anger, fear, envy, greed, gluttony, all attachment.
Black Tantra teaches how to fulfill desire, period. That is why when you go to any bookstore, any school anywhere in the world now and you look at books or teachings on Tantra, 99 percent will be black magic, because they teach how to feed desire, how to feed sensation, how to stimulate lust and thus how to deepen our karma and our suffering. The forces and entities that are behind those teachings are gaining incredible power and incredible karma because of it. There is karma for every action. No one escapes that Law.
Karma and the Christ are one and the same. Karma is the expression of his Law. And Jesus even said in the Gospels:
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (of Karma), till all be fulfilled. - Matthew 5:18Thus it is necessary for us who have broken the Law in such a tremendous way to rectify it. In Alchemy there is a famous saying that is called Vitriol that means:
Descend into the earth, which by rectifying you will find the occult stone.The earth is here, Malkuth, physical body. If we descend into the earth we find Yesod, the waters. Inside the earth we have the black waters of the abyss, our own mind, all of our sins, all of our lies, all of our mistakes. We must rectify them, comprehend them and change them in order to find the Perfected Stone. The Perfect Stone has nine faces: nine is a reference to the Ninth Sphere, Yesod, sex, the Foundation.
The technique then becomes to take that energy and to use it properly, to stop wasting it. We have recognize that we waste the energy not merely through the physical act of orgasm, we waste it through the mind, through the heart and through the sex. Jesus also said in the Gospels,
I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart. - Matthew 5:28Every time, every moment, every instant in which the sexual energy as processed by the three brains is misused, we are creating something in the mind.
When we see somebody and we feel lust for that person, we are creating an image in the psyche. This image has material reality in the internal worlds. When fed a lot of energy, particularly through repeated lustful thoughts and feelings, or worse through visualization and masturbation or sex, they become very fat and powerful. All of us have created in our own minds and our own atmospheres these types of entities. And they need food. They are real entities just like we are. Although they are not real in the sense that they were created by God. They are phantasms. They want to be fed. That is why we are persistently pursued by lustful thoughts. Because those entities that we created in the past are fed by lustful energy. They are created by lust and they are fed by lust. Thus they want that food. They push us to look at images, to look at people, to daydream, to fantasize, to imagine in order for them to be fed. So what we do is we deplete our vital body in order to feed these entities. And they will be our persecutors in the future if we do not remove them now.
There are entities related to anger, pride, envy, fear. They are called egos. They are all manifestations of the mind; in Tibet they are called psychic aggregates. They are also called defects, they are called I's, egos. They are blocks, crystallizations, false creations of the astral light and they are karma. They contain in them the seeds of how they were created and they can only express how they were made.
Arjuna (symbol of the Human Soul):It becomes a very serious work when we realize that we kill, we betray, we commit crimes with our thoughts, with our feelings and there is karma for that. It becomes necessary to become extraordinarily disciplined. The willpower that we need, the willpower of Shamata, must be with us always, without stopping. This is the will to remember ourselves. This is the will to transform energy, to transmute, the will to change, the will to redeem ourselves, to become a descent person.
What is the force that binds us to selfish deeds, O Krishna? What power moves us, even against our will, as if forcing us?
Krishna (symbol of the Christ):
It is selfish desire and anger, arising from the state of being known as passion; these are the appetites and evils which threaten a person in this life.
Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as an embryo is enveloped deep within the womb, knowledge is hidden by selfish desire -- hidden, Arjuna, by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction, the inveterate enemy of the wise.
Selfish desire is found in the senses, mind, and intellect, misleading them and burying wisdom in delusion. Fight with all your strength, Arjuna! Controlling your senses, conquer your enemy, the destroyer of knowledge and realization.
- Bhagavad Gita 3.36-41
All of us think we are descent people and we are all wrong, because within all of us are the seeds of crime. We have all betrayed, killed, fornicated, we are all adulterers. None of us has reason to be proud. None of us are Angels. Thus we have nothing but one thing: the chance to change.
First, we stop behaviors physically that we know are wrong. We know, even if we do not listen, we know in our hearts, in ourselves, when we are doing something we should not do. Those things need to change. We have to be serious and committed.
Next we need to change how we think, to discipline the mind through Self-remembering, through Self-observation and through meditation. We have to comprehend our own minds rigorously, with dedication and honesty.
First, change your behaviors.
Second, meditate on your behaviors. Comprehend them, understand them, pray, ask for help.
Only when these conditions are satisfied can you move on to eliminating the defects from your psyche.
We must purge our mind of any desire.The secret rule taught in every positive esoteric tradition is this: never spill the sexual energy through the orgasm.
We must watch over the "I" within all of the levels of consciousness, because many loyal and sincere devotees who achieved chastity in this valley of tears became terrible fornicators within the world of the Cosmic Mind.
Have you ever meditated even once on the danger of erotic images? Remember that within your mind you have a skilful translator. This translator is the "I," who always betrays the devotees of the Path. This "I" creates mental effigies, living demons of the Mental Plane. The devotees fornicate with these demons in the Mental Plane.
The movie theatres are true temples of Black Magic of the Mental Plane, because the mind creates living effigies, tempting demons which are absolute duplicates of the erotic images that we have seen in the movies or in the newspapers or in pornographic magazines.
The "I" betrays us in other levels of consciousness. A simple erotic word becomes fornication within the Mental World.
An ironic word signifies violence within the Mental Plane, therefore, we need to love, to adore our worst enemies. - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
However, there is more: one must work daily to eliminate the psychological defects that fill the mind, and this is only possible by utilizing the sexual force as a weapon. The mind cannot eliminate itself: we need a tool that is more powerful that the mind. What could be more powerful than the very root energy of all creation?
The single person learns how to transmute the sexual energy through Pranayama.
The married person learns how to transmute the sexual energy through sexual yoga. For more information, read The Perfect Matrimony.
When you make male and female into a single one, then you will enter the kingdom. - The Gospel of ThomasEvery meditator must store the sexual energy and utilize it as a weapon against the mind. This is the purpose of every great mystical and religious tradition: to remove the dross and return the soul back to its root. Why is humanity still without God inside? Because humanity has not knocked on the door through the transmutation of the sexual energy.
Pranayama is cited as one of the primary steps of meditation.
To properly perform pranayama is to restrain (transmute) energy. And as we know, the most potent energy is the sexual energy.
- Prana: (Sanskrit) energy
- Yama: (Sanskrit) restraint
When that energy is restrained, transmuted, it can be harnessed and directed. The Gnostic meditator directs his sexual force with the help of his own inner Divine Mother: Shakti, the feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit (Shiva). She is Athena, the warrior goddess, who empowers the hero to conquer his own psychological defects: Medusa, the hypnotic seductive power of the inverted serpent.
When Perseus was grown up Polydectes sent him to attempt the conquest of Medusa, a terrible monster who had laid waste the country. She was once a beautiful maiden whose hair was her chief glory (long hair is a symbol of chastity: she was once the pure consciousness in chastity) but as she dared to vie in beauty with Minerva (Athena; here we see the birth of pride), the goddess deprived her of her charms and changed her beautiful ringlets into hissing serpents (Medusa became inverted: the lunar serpent, Eve, fell, creating the Klipoth).When the mind settles naturally into a calm, clear lake, within is reflected the universe. This is the reflective shield of Perseus: the mind that abides in peace (Shamata). When gazing into that lake, we perceive the heavens (Vipassana). Thus, we come to know that which before was invisible to us.
She became a cruel monster of so frightful an aspect that no living thing could behold her without being turned into stone. All around the cavern where she dwelt might be seen the stony figures of men and animals which had chanced to catch a glimpse of her and had been petrified with the sight (upon seeing her tenebrous beauty, they become identified with desire, which gives birth to the ego, a heavy and rigid mental formation that traps the consciousness inside. This is the Brute Stone).
Perseus, favoured by Minerva (his Divine Mother Kundalini) and Mercury (Hermes, the sexual energy), the former of whom lent him her shield (Self-observation, Self-remembering, and Meditation) and the latter his winged shoes (Sexual Alchemy; the shoes we need to walk the path), approached Medusa while she slept (taking advantage of her mechanical nature) and taking care not to look directly at her (with the risk of becoming identified with desire), but guided by her image reflected in the bright shield (of the stabilized and clarified consciousness through profound stillness of the mind in Shamata) which he bore (due to many patient years of practice), he cut off her head (the "I") and gave it to Minerva (Athena).
- Bullfinch's Mythology
There are diverse esoteric systems for transmuting the seminal entity into sexual energy. Certainly, the most powerful one (the Arcanum A.Z.F.) has to be performed by a man and a woman - we are talking specifically about the Sahaja Maithuna, sexual yoga, White Tantra; elsewhere we will give all the details for that practice. Now, for the moment we are going to explain an exercise that can be practiced by single people as well as by those who are married. I am going to tell you the technique just now; please pay attention...For more information about Pranayamas, read the chapter Pranayama.
Sit down comfortably: the eastern way (cross-legged) or the western way (on a comfortable armchair). Relax your bodies as children do.
Inhale deeply, very slowly, and imagine that the creative energy rises through the spermatic channels up to the brain; mentally pronounce the mantra HAM like this: HAAAAAAAMM. Exhale, short and quick, as you pronounce aloud the mantra SAH: SAAAAHH...
Undoubtedly, you inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. While inhaling, you "mantralize" the sacred syllable HAM (mentally, since you are inhaling through the nose); but you can articulate the syllable SAH with sound while you exhale.
The marvellous symbol that in the East makes the chaotic waters of life fertile is Ham-Sah, the Third Logos.
Usually, the sexual forces flow outwards from the inside in a centrifugal way and that is why there are nocturnal emissions; when you have a dream based on the Sexual Center, there occurs an emission, a loss of Sacred Sperm or Spermatic Liquor...
If one organizes one's vital systems and instead of propitiating the centrifugal system, uses the centripetal system, that is, if one makes the sexual forces flow inwards from the outside through transmutation, then there are no emissions even if there may be erotic dreams.
One needs to organize one's sexual forces if one wants to avoid emissions; such forces are closely linked with one's nourishment, with the prana, with life - that is obvious. Therefore there is a profound relation between one's sexual forces and one's breathing, so that when both are duly combined and harmonized, they bring about fundamental changes in one's physical and psychological anatomy.
To make the sexual energies "re-flow" inwards and upwards in a centripetal way is what matters; only thus is it possible to produce a specific change in the office and functions that the sexual creative force can fulfil. During meditation one needs to imagine the creative energy in action, making the energy rise to the brain in a rhythmic, natural way by means of vocalizing the mantram HAM-SAH, not forgetting to synchronize the inhalations and exhalations of air in perfect concentration, harmony and rhythm.
Let us make it clear that inhalation has to be deeper than exhalation simply because we need to make the creative energy flow inwards from the outside; that is, we need to make exhalation shorter than inhalation.
With this practice there comes a moment when all the energy flows inwards and upwards. Clearly, the creative energy so organized - in a centripetal way - becomes an extraordinary instrument for the Essence, a means to awaken Consciousness.
I am teaching you genuine White Tantrism; this is the practice used by the Tantric Schools in the Himalayas and the Hindustan; this is the practice through which one can achieve Ecstasy or Samadhi, or whatever you want to call it.
- Samael Aun Weor, The Transmutation of Sexual Energy
Here ends the Course: Introduction to Gnostic Meditation. This course is only a superficial introduction to a profound and powerful practice whose true application and function can only be discovered within oneself.
In order to comprehend the contents of this course, it is necessary to practice. To read and study without meditation is like reading books about gardening but never touching the soil. In order to grow a garden it is necessary to work in the earth.
The Gnostic disciples must cultivate serenity.
Serenity is the most powerful key for the development of clairvoyance.
Anger destroys the harmony of wholeness and totally damages the petals of the igneous rose of the middlebrow.
Anger disarranges the astral light into a poison known as IMPERIL which damages the petals of the igneous rose of the middlebrow and obstructs the channels of the grand sympathetic nervous system. It is necessary to rotate the chakra of the clairvoyance with the vowel "I". This vowel must be vocalized daily prolonging the sound of the vowel in the following manner: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. (pronounce the "I" as "ee").
We must contemplate the internal images within the august serenity of the flames of blazing thought, without the depressing process of reasoning.
In the presence of an internal image, our mind must flow integrally with the sweet flow of thought.
Our mind vibrates with waves of discernment among the imaginative pictures.
Discernment is direct perception of the truth without the process of conceptual selection.
When the process of selection divides the mind between the battle of antithesis, then the internal images are hidden like stars behind the stormy clouds of reasoning.
We must learn to think with the heart and to feel with the head.
Our mind must become exquisitely sensible and delicate....
The mind must liberate itself from all types of bonds, in order to comprehend life, free in its movement.
We admire boldness.
Desires of all types are bonds for the mind.
Prejudice and preconception are bonds for the understanding.
Schools are cages where the mind remains a prisoner.
We must always learn to live in the present because life is always an eternal instant.
Our mind must convert itself into a flexible and delicate instrument for the Intimate.
Our mind must convert itself into a child.
During the practices of internal meditation, we must be in the most absolute interior repose, because every agitation of the mind and every attitude or impatience disturbs the mind and impedes the perception of internal images.
In the physical world, every activity is accompanied by the movement of our hands, legs, etc.. However, in the internal worlds, we need the most profound internal repose and absolute calmness in order to receive the internal images that come to the mind like a grace... like a blessing.
It is indispensable that our disciples cultivate the beautiful quality of veneration.
We must profoundly venerate all sacred and divine things.
We must profoundly venerate all the works of the Creator.
We must profoundly venerate the venerable Masters of the Universal White Fraternity.
Respect and the veneration completely open the doors of the superior worlds for us.
We must not have preferences for anyone. We must attend the beggar and the gentleman with the same respect and veneration.
We must cultivate the same courtesy for the rich and the poor and for the aristocrat and the peasant in order to equally attend to them without any preferences.
We must cultivate patience and prudence.
The ants and the bees are patient and prudent.
We must end all eagerness for accumulation and for greed.
We must learn to be indifferent before gold and wealth.
We must learn to appreciate the doctrine of the heart more.
He who despises the doctrine of the heart because he follows the doctrine of the eye (theories, schools, bookish culture, etc.) can never reach great realizations.
- Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose
Seek out a qualified consort (a spouse)
And the secret of the daikinis, (the Great Arcanum, the wisdom of the Angels)
The wisdom of bliss and emptiness will arise within...
Free of dualistic grasping, (of craving and aversion)
reverse the flow of the descending nectar (the sexual energy)
And diffuse it throughout the body... (through transmutation)
Applied well, you will attain Buddhahood in this very life.
- Tilopa, from "The Song of Mahamudra"