This is a transcription of a lecture originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio. You can download the audio here: Gnostic Mysteries 06 Halloween, Jonah, and the Gourd AUDIO . There is also a reference pdf: Gnostic Mysteries 06 Halloween, Jonah, and the Gourd PDF .
We are going to penetrate into the mysteries of the gourd in relation with Klipoth, to continue what we described in the previous lecture The Conjuration of the Seven Explained, about how to Kabbalistically understand what angels and demons are.
We see in this image the prophet Jonah being vomited by that big fish named the Leviathan. The Lord IAO commanded the whale to vomit Jonah. Thus, the prophet was vomited out of the mouth of this monster. So, we are also going to explain the mystery of Jonah according to Gnostic Kabbalah.
To begin, let us understand what the word Halloween means. Remember that the book of Genesis states,
“And the (Hallowed) evening and the (Hallowed) morning were the day one...”
The word Halloween refers to All Hallows' Eve (contracted from “all hallowed evening”). In English hallow means holy or saint.
It is written,
“And יהוה (IAOH the Autumnal God) spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: This month [September the twenty-first] shall be [the beginning of autumn and] unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.... For [after 40 days of penitence till Iom Kippur or day of atonement] I will pass through the land of Egypt the [fortieth] night [or evening of all hollows or halloween], and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the Elohim of (Malkuth) Egypt I will execute judgment: I am יהוה (IAOH the Autumnal God). And the blood [of the sacrificed lamb] shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to יהוה (IAOH the Autumnal God) throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.” — Exodus 12: 1,2, 12-14
In other words, the hallows are the saints that eventually will appear at Iom Kippur, the Day of Lord or Holy Sunday or the Hallows' day of ascension, 40 days after resurrection or atonement.
Let us study what happened to Jesus when he yield up his ghost on Halloween or Friday evening before his resurrection and ascension to the All Hallowed.
“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints [Hallows] which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” — Matthew 27: 50-53
As we see, Halloween refers to the evening before that holiday, holy-day or Hallowed-day where witches, monsters, ghosts, devils, and demons, everywhere, mocking the initiate, offering vinegar, and saying, “If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself…” These demons are within the psyche of those who behold him crucified, namely, the rulers who deride him and say, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he incarnated Christ, the chosen of God,” etc.
So, among the four seasons, Halloween is related to autumn, which according to Gnosticism is ruled by I.A.O.
The great Master Huiracocha stated the following in The Gnostic Church: Diodorus Siculus said: “Know ye that among all Gods the highest is I.A.O.”
“IAO is Hades in the winter, he is Zeus in the begins in spring, he is Helios in summer, and he enters into activity in autumn as יהוה I.A.O., working constantly (through the four seasons).” I.A.O. is Jovis Pater, IAO-Pater, Jupiter, whom the Jews unjustly call Javhe.” — Samael Aun Weor
This is very important to understand, because this Halloween celebration is very popular not only in the United States and Europe but also in all Latin America, where it is being spread; nonetheless, many people do not understand the meaning of it.
The pumpkin is one of the main elements that people like to decorate at Halloween. People always place a candle in the middle of the pumpkin in order to illuminate that gourd. This profound symbolism is very important to understand in order to comprehend the book of the prophet Jonah, and the gourd that appears in that book of four chapters. Among the books of the Bible it is a very small book, yet it contains a lot of wisdom.
To begin, let us comprehend that the word or name Jonah is written with the letters: יונה Iod Vav Nun Hei; this name in Hebrew literally means dove. So this is very important to understand because the one that is commanding — as we see it in this graphic — the fish to vomit Jonah is precisely the Lord IAO. IAO the Lord of the gourds is symbolized on the left of this graphic; He is י-ה-ו האל-ה-ים IAO El-Ha-Yam, which is how we say “IAO the God of the sea” in Hebrew ; notwithstanding, in the book of Jonah he is called Jehovah Elohim or י-ה-ו-ה אלהים IAOH Elohim — as we say in Kabbalah — who commands the fish to vomit Jonah.
Thus, י-ה-וה IAOH — who commands the fish to vomit Jonah — which is how we pronounce יהוה in Kabbalah, is called IAO, the Holy Spirit in Gnosticism. Remember that in Hebrew there are no vowel letters only consonants. We are addressing the old Hebrew . Iod Hei Vav Hei is synthesized in IAO, three letters, because the letter Hei is also pronounced as the fourth. Diodorus Siculus stated that the God of Moses was IAO with three letters because the letter Hei is pronounced twice. This is why we stated that IAO rules autumn, which is the season that embraces September, October and November, the months within which usually Rosh Hashanah, Iom Kippur, Sukkot and Halloween are celebrated.
When we inquire in astrology, we discover that Samael in the sign of Scorpio also rules in autumn. Remember as we explained in the previous lecture that Samael the angel of fire rules Aries, which is related with the pumpkin. The pumpkin is the symbol of the head; this is pretty obvious because in Halloween everybody makes on the pumpkin eyes, nose and a mouth, and puts a candle inside of it.
“And י-ה-וה IAO said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders [tricks] before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith י-ה-וה IAOH, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.” — Exodus 4: 21-23
This means that only those who have [the blood of the lamb] the fiery Christic light within,are capable of rejecting all of those plagues, phantoms, and negative elements [which in the book of Exodus are unleashed by י-ה-וה Iod-Ha-Vah] that come and knock at the door of our senses in Halloween and who ask a “trick or a treat” from us. If we read the book of Jonah, we will read the same thing.
Jonah goes into Nineveh to preach that the city with its people is going to be destroyed in forty days. Forty is the value of the Hebrew letter Mem, which symbolizes water in Kabbalah. Behold here the relationship of the water with the fish and with the gourd.
Many times we have explained that the brain, the skull, and the spinal column are the throne of God in our body.
The gourd or the pumpkin that we find in the book of Jonah in Hebrew is called קיקיון kikayon and d'la'at דלעת respectively. Remember that knowledge in Hebrew is דעת Daath. When we add the letter Lamed after the Daleth of דעת we form דלעת which is pronounced d'la'at, which means pumpkin in Hebrew . You might say this is a coincidence, but no! Nothing written in Hebrew Kabbalistically is a coincidence. Everything has its meaning. The letter Lamed relates to the heart and to Chastity; here we are not going to explain in detail what the letter Lamed means because there is already a lecture on the website about it. We have just to say that kabbalistically d'la'at דלעת means “the knowledge of the heart that we have to develop in our head.”
Master Samael Aun Weor delivered the magic of the gourd, the pumpkin, in his book Igneous Rose, which a book related to magic of nature or hermetic magic that any one of us can practice. He explained that the mantra that commands the elementals of the pumpkin or any gourd is the mantra KA. The mantra Ka relates to the name of the gourd in Hebrew . The name of the pumpkin plant, or the gourd in Hebrew , in Kabbalah is קיקיון kikayon; behold, the letter Kuf is written twice in it; in קיקיון kikayon we also find the mantra KA and the wordיון Ion, as well as the sound of the two vowels IO. We also find IAO, IO and Ion in יונה Ionah, whose name means dove, which in Christianity symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
Let us see the symbols that we find related to Jonah or Yonah, meaning יונה dove:
First, in the pineal gland we find the seat of IAO the dove of the Holy Spirit. So if we say that Jonah, the dove, is in the pineal gland, we are saying that Yonah, the Holy Spirit, Binah, Jehovah Elohim, has an atom in our pineal gland. The pineal gland is in the center of our head, our brain, the d'la'at דלעת or the pumpkin gourd, whose mantra is Ka.
We also find the letter Nun in the name יונה Yonah. The letter Nun which means fish in Aramaic. IO-Nah יונה the letter Nun and Hei at the end of the name points directly at the sephiroth Yesod and Malkuth, which are at the very bottom of the Tree of Life.
We find that the sephiroth Yesod and Malkuth are at the very bottom of the Tree of Life. In Yesod we find the roots of the two trees in order to show that the woman (Malkuth) and the man (Yesod) each have the two trees in their spinal columns. We are seeing their backs, not the front but the backs, because the spinal column is in the back. That is the famous Tree of Life with the mysterious sephirah Daath or Tree of Knowledge that we are unveiling in this lecture.
“There is a powerful angel who governs the "Nun" fish of the sea and the elementals of the gourd plants. The current of life that passes through the fish of the sea is the same current that passes through the vegetable family of the pumpkin gourd. The igneous angel who governs the gourd plants is the same ardent flame who governs all the fish of the immense sea.” — Samael Aun Weor
This is precisely something very important to comprehend, because personally when I was investigating on how these forces of the gourds are related with the fish, I internally in the astral plane went with my Astral body inside the sea. I remember being at the beach and wanted to inquire about this mystery, so I walked in the astral plane towards the sea, and walking I penetrated into the bottom of the ocean. As I was walking in the depths of the sea, I remember that I said to myself “I am in the Astral body so I can breathe water.” Then I inhaled with all of my strength the water of the ocean and continued walking. I was breathing water, no problem. (I do not advise to do this in the physical plane.) When I was walking there, my mind was a little bit fearful — yes, my pumpkin was thinking, “What if a shark comes here and attacks me! But, I said, I am in the astral plane I should not be afraid of sharks.” Our mind, our pumpkin always betrays us. Then I continued walking, and when I arrived at the very bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, I found several vines of gourds and pumpkins and many other gourds all over the floor of the ocean, and many different types of fish swimming there. Thus, that experience was enough for me in order to comprehend that the same force or energy that circulates in any vine of any gourd is the same energy that circulates in any fish of the ocean. I found many varieties of the fish in the ocean, and we also find many varieties of gourds. The pumpkin indeed is the main one, because it is d'la'at דלעת which means heart-knowledge in the head, because the pumpkin symbolizes the head. Then I understood more profoundly the mystery of Yonah, the dove, the prophet, who refuses in the beginning to go and preach to Nineveh.
If you observe the word נינוה Nineveh, it also has the letter Nun, twice, and IAO, which is not by coincidence. It is because the whole preaching of Jonah and the gourd is related to this mystery, the mystery of Halloween.
Precisely, in this day and age, Gnostics are experiencing the mysteries of Halloween, given that, as Jonah, we are preaching the doctrine very happily, therefore now people know how to take advantage of their Nuns in Yesod and their energies in Hei / Malkuth, their physicalities, in order not to sink into the abyss. There are two ways to sink into the Abyss. The way that Jonah the prophet did, and the way that demons do. There is precisely a big difference.
The abyss relates to Klipoth, which in the graphic of the Tree of Life is symbolized by the tail, either in the body of the woman or the body of the man. The tail departs from the coccyx down, in which we find the inverted reflection of the Tree of Life and Knowledge that we should experience from the coccyx upwards to our head, towards our pumpkin. Unfortunately, people are experiencing from their coccyx down into the inferior dimensions of nature.
The story of Jonah explains how י-ה-וה אל-ה-ים Iod-Ha-Vah El-Ha-Yam, which means IAO the God of the Sea or יהוה אלהים Jehovah Elohim who is Binah in Yesod, sends Jonah to preach to Nineveh because this God of the Sea is planning to destroy Nineveh.
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her Fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed Fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” - Revelation 18: 2-5
People always wonder: how does God always know the inequities of people all over the world when there are billions; and who is this God who knows everything? Listen, knowledge and knowing join the known Binah in Daath. Binah is on the left side of the first triangle of the Tree of Life. Binah means understanding. Binah rules the third triangle of the Tree of Life; which is the triangle of priesthood; whose gravity is in the Sephirah Yesod, which relates to the sexual organs either in the man or in the woman.
The sexual organs are connected directed by the hormones of the pineal gland in the center of the brain. In astrology it is stated that Neptune controls the pineal gland, and when we study endocrinology, we discover that the hormones of the pineal gland control the sexual glands. There is a circuit of activities in our body related with the pineal gland and the sexual gonads. The hormones of the pineal glad help the development of the gonads and the hormones of the gonads help the development of the pineal gland. We Gnostics know this, and this is why we work with sexual Alchemy, in order to fortify the pineal gland; we transmute the sexual energy. In other words, we take advantage of the fish or sperm that swim in our gonads in order to fortify our pumpkin. Because in the long run by fortifying our pineal gland, we are fortifying our mind, whose physical vehicle is the brain, which is also fortified. The knowledge that we have in the Consciousness, the knowledge that we cognizably express, is not emerging from our brain or from our mind, but from our pineal gland. The pineal gland is the transmitter of wisdom, the transmitter of the knowledge that we receive from Binah, the Holy Spirit. This is how we talk about Kabbalah from Hebrew Kibbel, which means to receive.
There are two ways of receiving knowledge; for instance, right now you are receiving this knowledge through your ears and placing it into your minds, whose physical vehicle is the brain; in my case I am utilizing my mind and my brain in order to communicate this knowledge to you, but my pineal gland is the one that is receiving it. You see, the word to receive in Hebrew is Kibbel, Kabbalah. Listen, Binah, the Holy Spirit, Jehovah Elohim, is the one whose atom in my pineal gland organizes this lecture. Thus, this is how our brain receive from those forces, which are above Malkuth, our physicality. When we put into activity the pineal gland we receive not only when we are giving lectures but at anytime. Anyone one of us can have our pineal gland active in order to receive from God. Such is the true Kabbalah that we call intuitive Kabbalah.
Notwithstanding, in order to feed our pineal gland, our pumpkin with Daath, with knowledge, we have to work with the letter Lamed of d'la'at דלעת; Lamed spells (Lamed-Mem-Daleth = lev meivin da’at) “a heart that understands knowledge”. D'la'at דלעת pumpkin is related to your heart.
The effluvia of the heart feeds our pineal gland. In our heart we have intuition, and in the pineal gland we have polyvision. When we unite the effluvia of our heart to the effluvia of our pineal gland, we develop that which we call intuitive clairvoyance, which is how we intuitively receive from God through images, which we have to transform into words, but for that we have to be accustomed to know the word of God, which is symbolic. This is precisely what intuitive clairvoyance is, which is what any gnostic can develop if they start practicing Chastity.
Thus, this is how we receive, from our own particular Binah, the Holy Spirit, into our vessel. This vessel is disguised as Malkuth, the physical body. How do we call Malkuth or this physical body in this mystery? It is called “the whale.” The whale is precisely associated with the Leviathan, that enormous whale that indeed is Malkuth, the earth, because within that Malkuth — which is the physicality whether our physical body or the physical entity of the Earth or the planet — we find the nine layers of hell. Those nine layers of hell that we find within the planet are also found in us. We correlate with the planet with our physicality.
When somebody enters into this path, she enters into the belly of the whale.
Remember we explained in previous lectures that גחון Gahon is precisely one of the way in which belly is written in Hebrew , and גיחון Gihon is Gedulah bellow Chokmah the second Sephirah, or better said גיחון Gihon is the second river among the four rivers of Eden. Remember that Eden means bliss.
The first river is Pison. The second river is Gihon. The third river is Hiddekel and the fourth river is P’tah or Euphrates. Those rivers are inside our earth, our physicality. In previous lectures we explained that Pison and Gihon are the two polarities of the sexual energy in men. Hiddekel and Euphrates are the sexual energy in women. When we unite both polarities, we have the four rivers of Eden, which is water.
The Two Currents, Known as Adam and Eve, Ida and Pingala, Od and Obd, Yin and Yang
To enter into these mysteries is to penetrate into the belly of the whale; which is the ninth sphere, Yesod which is the very center of the planet and the very center of our own physicality, which is the sexual energy. To work with it is to work with the Leviathan, or with Lucifer, which is the sexual potency.
Lucifer is the stairway to heaven. Lucifer is the stairway to hell. It depends how we utilize the sexual energy.
Thus, in order to become like Jonah, a true preacher of this doctrine, we have to be in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights. That is a profound symbol that we have to comprehend and understand. These are not days of 24 hours. Those days are initiatic times in which we have to work in our own inner hell. We have to do a lot of work in order to comprehend that to penetrate into those three days is to penetrate into the mysteries of this doctrine that we are preaching here.
Halloween and Hell
Indeed, in the beginning we began like any ghost, like any phantom, or any creature of the underworld, because that is what we are: creatures of Klipoth. Whether we are Christians, whether we are Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, no matter what type of religion we have or believe in, we are inhabitants of the underworld. To penetrate into it is to penetrate into these mysteries. The first thing that we have to realize is that we are demons not angels.
Many people who receive this doctrine do not like to hear that which we assert with great emphasis, which is that they are demons, that they are devils. These are people who form many religious groups with hypocritical Pharisees, which are the worst type of demons that can exist in hell. What is a Pharisee? A Pharisee is a type of demon that believes that he is holy. Those demons receive a lot of karma. Others demons repent when they see their own negativity, but Pharisees always believe they are good because of what they believe or because they were born in a certain sect or religion that tell them that they are the chosen ones or the selected ones. As an example we find in Hinduism the Brahmins that believe that they are the selected ones and nobody can touch them. There exist many religious forms or types of Phariseeisms, which are wrong. Pharisees are not open to see the evil reality of their psyche. When we investigate them we discover within them all of those demons which appear in the night of Halloween.
Ordinary people celebrate, go in the streets, disguised and dressed like witches, sorcerers, like dracula, or people coming from the grave and scary things that people love, because people love what they have within. In New York, in Halloween at 4 o’clock in the morning we hear howling when we are already resting, sleeping in our beds, yet, people are howling, screaming and we think, what is this howling that awoke me up? Oh! I forgot this is the night of Halloween. Everybody loves the night before hallows. They make parties on halloween and celebrate it. Some demons have the ego of megalomania very strong, and like to be dressed like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman and those idiotic things that are very popular, and with which the demons of “Holy-wood” make movies; many people want to be like them. People want to be like Spiderman, an X-man; this is how they create demons in their pumpkin or head based on the pumpkin of the demon who made those movies from comic magazines which all of us read when we were children when bored; we did not have other choice than to read all of that garbage.
Understand, what we see in the streets in Halloween is an expression of our minds. What do children have in their minds? Maybe a fairy queen, like a beautiful girl that dresses as a fairy queen. Some people still have Consciousness, beautiful souls inside of them. Sadly, most of the time we see people who like to be disguised as monsters. Not only on Halloween, but all the days of the years of their life, as those people who wear tattoos on the flesh of their bodies; yes, all of that is the outcome of their psyche. The exterior is the reflection of what we have in the interior. Halloween expresses that every 31st of October of every year, like a big reminder for us to realize that we are demons.
Alas, if you observe yourself, you will see that in this planet it is Halloween everyday. People killing other people, using bombs, and everything is being destroyed. And when we observe these things we know that the Gods, the Elohim, are merciful and they want to save at least the hat which holds the light upon the pumpkin of those who are already drowned. That is why we are preaching this doctrine: in order for us to realize the light in us and work against our seven demons.
The Light in the Pumpkin
The light has to shine in us in order see what we have within, and for that we have to put a candle in the middle of our brain. We need to put the light there, and that light is precisely related to our own particular Ruach Elohim that is always hovering upon the face of our sexual waters of Chastity.
We told you that the waters are related with the sexual semen (“seed”) whether in the man or the woman. We also told you that water is the fluid in which the central nervous system is floating. That is precisely the cerebral spinal fluid that we have in our pumpkin. That is why the brain in Taoism is called the sea of marrow. Indeed, our brain is like a boisterous sea within which we find all of these sea monsters who feed themselves with our vital energy and who inhabit within our own head or pumpkin.
By learning how to sublimate the sexual energy towards our brain, the Ruach Elohim (which the bible named Abraham, Chesed, the Spirit that everybody has within) makes light in us. Chesed means mercy. When Chesed, the Ruach Elohim starts floating above the creative waters, our sexual waters of creation, is when Elohim says, “Let there be light” in our heads and the light shines in our pumpkin. Then, when the light is illuminating our brain, it is when we start seeing monsters, our own evil creations.
When people enter into this doctrine they all of a sudden feel tired of being attacked by devils, monsters, vampires, thus, they state that this doctrine is no good. What they do not realize is that the attacks that often they are receiving and seeing is their the outcome of their own creation. They see their own negativity: the demons that they carry in their minds. Understand, when God begins making light in the darkness, we are the darkness; when God says, “let there be light” it is then when we start seeing what we really are.
When we are protected by the light of the Ruach Elohim, Chesed, is when we learn how to become children of Abraham with Sarah, which is the mystery of Sexual Magic or we will say in Sanskrit words, how to become children of Brahma and Sarasvati. Do you see the similarities between the two names here, Abraham and Sarah, Brahma and Sarasvati? Why are they similar? It is because they have the same root. Brahma is the creator; Abraham which has the same letters of Brahma is the one that controls the sexual energy by descending into Egypt with Sarah. The same happens to Brahma and Sarasvati. They have to face all the negativity, which is in Mitzrahim, Egypt, which is Malkuth. Abraham finds a lot of negativity, Moses as well because it is there in our physicality where all the negativity is.
We have to make light, thus, we have to put that candle, that symbol that we see on Halloween, within the pumpkin, with a candle in the middle. If we go out, we will find a lot of pumpkins, different varieties of gourds or different types of heads. It is rare to find in one of those gourds the light within. The light of Christ does not shine if the head of the one who is a fornicator. Any fornicator needs to penetrate into the belly of the whale, the Leviathan.
In Christianity, the Leviathan is called Lucifer, which means “the carrier of light.” Did you ever hear that we have to steal the fire from Lucifer in order to make light? In Spanish there is a beautiful word that explains this God, IAO. We have to steal the fire from el Diablo. People are scared and say, wow the devil, el Diablo. How do you steal the fire from el diablo, the devil? It is not what ignoramuses think, that is, that we have go into a cemetery — like the witches do in order to make witchcraft. No! You have to realize that the devil is in you, it is your lust, 100 percent, who likes to spill the fire, the light from his or her body. Thus, by stopping Fornication and by transmuting the sexual energy that is hidden in our sexual waters is how we enter into the belly of the whale and how we start praying to Jehovah while inside its belly, as Jonah does to the Holy Spirit when inside the whale, because the Holy Spirit is the maker of light. This is how we become aware of all of those defects that we have within, which are precisely the mysterious monsters of Halloween which in the second mountain visit us as we kabbalistically are explaining here.
“And יהוה IAO spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the [promised] dry land. And [after resurrection] the word [the Logos] of יהוה came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose [resurrected], and went unto Nineveh, according to the word [the Logos] of יהוה. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.”
If you read in the book of Jonah you will find that even the king is doing the work. The king of the city, in order to deal with the karma. In a previous lecture we talk about how Abraham was dealing with the same thing when the three angels came in order to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and Abraham, Chesed began with the Sephirah Geburah.
“And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And יהוה said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto יהוה, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not יהוה be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto יהוה: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not יהוה be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. And יהוה went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place [Chesed].” — Genesis 18: 23-33
Abraham is Chesed and from there the angels go down through the rest of the sephiroth, namely, fifty righteous relate to Geburah, forty-five to Tiphereth, forty to Netzach, thirty to Hod, twenty to Yesod and finally ten to Malkuth. What about if you find ten? Ten is Malkuth; And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake, that is ten righteous working with sexual Alchemy in that area in that sephirah; sadly, the angels did not find anybody. Thus, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. This story is similar to that of Halloween because in it יהוה destroys everything, death descends, etc.
Jonah cried, and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” So the people of Nineveh believed God and repent and at the end of the book we find that Jehovah Elohim does not destroy Nineveh because all of them end doing the work.
We hope that this will happen in the city of New York, or in any other city of the world, but in this day and age what we find when we preach this doctrine is a lot of Pharisees. They say, “No we do not need that. We are already saved because Jesus of Nazareth came two thousand years ago and died on the cross for our sins.” How come, if that happened, how come, they have lust, anger, pride, vanity, laziness and why in the world of Christianity we find all of these horrible things? If Jesus destroyed all of that with his death two thousand years ago, then Christians would be clean, and all of them will have a paradise anywhere where they abide. Look, how many Christians are there in the United States? Different denominations, how many Catholics are there in South America? Are they happy? There are revolutions, killings, drug addictions, drug trafficking; what is that? Is that the work of Jesus? What happened is that they did not study the doctrine of the Gnostics brought by the great prophet Samael! These modern scribes are the intellectuals who interpret everything intellectually and the Pharisees are those that believe that they are saved and are the chosen ones the selected ones because they were born in certain religions which tell them that.
Let us read Mathew Chapter 12:38-4:
“Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees answered, Saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.”
So they say, “If you give us a sign, we will believe and follow you,” but really in the Gnostic doctrine we always state that we do not need or want followers, because what you need to follow is God within you. What if you follow someone who is like you? We who teach Gnosis still have defects, vices, and we are in the belly of the whale because really we are practicing this. So we go once in a while out of the belly of the whale and give lectures and say “You can be in a whales’ belly like me. There are many whales in the ocean so work.” That belly is the Leviathan. If you want to work with it you have to enter the belly. Remember that belly of the whale is a symbol of Malkuth the earth. When you enter there, you enter into Hell, into your own hell to face your monsters. That is the only way. This is why when Jesus answered he said:
“A depraved and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth... And he left them, and departed.”
The Three Days
“In the heart of the earth” as we read, to be in the belly of the whale is the same as to penetrate into the center or heart of the Earth.
See the graphic, Master Jesus is going into hell. That is the sign, the only sign that he gave for those that knew about it. He gave that because he resurrected three days after. It is written. He died Friday night, the beginning of Saturday, the Sabbath. The modern Christians make additions in accordance to the days of the week. They say he died Saturday or Friday at 3pm at the beginning of Saturday and resurrected Sunday. I do not see the three days there! You know? That is another example of how they create problems, because they interpret everything literally, and are counting days of 24 hours, ignoring that this is a symbol. He said it clearly.
As Jonah was three days and three nights into the belly of the whale, the Son of man will also be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. What are those three days? They are initiatic days, symbolic, something that we have to know when we know Kabbalah. If you do not know Kabbalah, you will not understand those three days.
The First Day
On the first day you enter into the belly of the whale; you go into the ninth sphere of hell in order to steal the fire from the devil. That is precisely the work of sexual Alchemy. Remember you yourself are the devil. That devil is called LUST. Instead of satisfying your lust, you need to steal to steal its fire in order to make light within. With that light in that very sexual act when you steal that fire, you will create for yourself the solar bodies. You will create an Astral Solar Body, Mental Solar Body, and a Causal Solar body. In other words, Master Samael Aun Weor stated you have to raise seven Serpents of Fire or seven Kundalinis, and 7 Serpents of Light. That is to build your temple twice because your own temple is destroyed. That is called the Temple of Jerusalem.
When people read the Bible and talk about the destruction of the temple, they think they are talking about the physical temple. It is beautiful to have a church, a temple, a mosque, a synagogue in order to pray to God above. Yet, God is only interested in the temple that we build within. Remember Jesus says to Peter, you are Peter the Rock, Yesod, and upon this rock I will build my church. People are only concerned with building made of bricks as the Temple of Solomon in the Middle East; meanwhile none of those people have their own temple built. When you enter into the belly of the whale you understand, you comprehend the first thing that you have to do is the reconstruction of your temple. Your body is the temple, and inside of you first you have to build. First with fire, and then a second building, which is light. Then you can reconstruct the temple of Jerusalem within you if the Messiah comes. The Messiah is the anointed one, the fire with which you are anointing yourself. And only the one who is doing that work and that did that work teaches that work which is Alchemy; all of the prophets before Samael Aun Weor taught about the work but only symbolically. Only Samael taught the alchemical work openly and clear. Thus, the alchemical sexual work is the first day, which is the building of the temple. When you accomplish that day then you go and enter into the second day.
The Second Day
The second day is the incarnation of the Divine Soul, the spiritual soul. That is called in Kabbalah Neshamah, which is related with Geburah. When you finish to build two times the temple of Jerusalem — two times within you — then you are called a Human Being because Tiphereth which is beauty is united with the spiritual soul; but the initiate will discover that Tiphereth is also divided into Egypt. Tiphereth is bottled up, trapped into a cage, into all of those phantoms, demons, that you find on Halloween on the 31st of October. All of that, which you see there and what the people show in their disguises and costumes, is what everyone has within. You have to destroy that. The only one that can destroy that is the Messiah within; the anointed one within that initiate.
People are always waiting for the Messiah to come outside, yet the Messiah always comes inside, he came many times, within different initiates. Maybe not preaching the doctrine in the same way that we are preaching it, or like Samael Aun Weor who did the work in three days and three nights. Other initiates did it as well, but in different ways, and they delivered the doctrine in different ways, because it was not permitted to talk clearly, openly about it. Why are we talking openly and clearly in this day and age? Because Nineveh will be destroyed. Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed in forty days. Remember, those forty days are a symbol of Mem, water, and the one that controls the water is the Holy Spirit. All depends on us.
In the second day, the initiate incarnates Geburah, which is Neshamah, within which is Chesed. We explained that in a previous lecture. Then Geburah penetrates into the initiate that destroys the ego. It is a completely resurrected master in the fire and in the light. That is only the second day of the three days, which is a long period of work that we have to perform. The initiate reaches that second day when he is already a reincarnated master; because the Master is Chesed and Geburah together; that is the Master inside of us. No ego is a reincarnated Master.
The Third Day
A reincarnated master continues working in the nine Sephiroth. That is the third day penetrating into the mysteries of Yesod, Hod, Tiphereth, Geburah, Chesed Binah, Chokmah and Kether. Transforming into an Angel, Archangel, Throne, Dominion, etc., until reaching the high level in accordance to Christianity which is Seraphim, and which the bible called Chaioth Ha-Kadosh, the Holy Creatures. When someone reaches that level, it means that she is prepared for the last level of resurrection, the third day. In the third day is when YOD, which is the Holy Spirit, unites with Havah, which is the Divine Mother.
Remember in the Conjuration of the Seven we say:
“In the name of Adam and Eve who are YOD-Havah, Be gone Lilith! Let us rest in peace Nahemah!”
These Adam and Eve who are Iod-Havah are not the terrestrial Adam and Eve; they are the Yod above, which is the celestial Yod or Adam Kadmon united with Havah or Hei-Vav-Hei which becomes after Yod, which is the Divine Mother Shekinah. When Adam and Eve who are Iod-Havah are united above, then emerges that sentence in the book of Genesis that states: “And Adam became a living soul” translated in the seventh day of Genesis and that corresponds to the third day in the belly of the whale. Thus, we would say: and the Yod which means the Adam-Binah the Holy Spirit, became one with the Havah or Shekinah of the terrestrial man, in his physical body, and that man became physically a living soul or better said the Yod, the Holy Spirit became one with Havah within that man; he became a living soul and incarnation of the Holy Spirit. That happens in the resurrection. That happens when Jonah is vomited out of the Belly of the Whale. That ends the three days.
To Conquer the Devil
In order to do those three days you have to perform inside of you, initiatically, guided internally by the great masters a series of psychological works; all these works together are called the three woes, or the work with the demon. They are psychological works, meaning the Psyche and the Logos of Geburah within, together in Halloween.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven [in Geburah], saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the [demons] inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound [through three days]! Revelation 8: 13
“The “I” is the demon that we carry within. Concerning this affirmation, we can say that the work of the dissolution of the “I” is really the work with the demon. This work is very difficult. When we work with the demon, tenebrous entities usually launch terrible attacks against us. This is really the path of the astute man, the famous Fourth Path, the path of Tao.” — Samael Aun Weor
The Logos and the Psyche together are called in Greek Aπολλιωνας Apollo and Jonas, in Hebrew Jehovah Elohim and Moses. It is also called the internal Christ and Jesus, or Krishna and Arjuna. They work in halloween, the work with the demon. The son of man is the union of the soul, the psyche, with Christ the Messiah. In other words. This is why when we utter the word Psychological we understand that we are talking about the psyche and the Logos, the Christ, the Messiah; Chokmah inside a sacred individual. This is how we work.
The whole work is through the Tree of Life. Of course, we have to work as we stated here with the leviathan. Such is the meaning of Jesus entering into hell or the son of man into the heart of the earth.
The Key to the Bottomless Pit
And (on October 27th) the fifth angel (Samael) sounded, and I saw the (bright and morning) star come down from (the) heaven (of Geburah) unto the earth (Malkuth): and to him (Aun Weor) was given (in Scorpio) the key of (Yesod-sex) the bottomless pit. And he (Samael Aun Weor) opened (Yesod-sex) the bottomless pit (of hell); and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun (the Logos) and the (spirit) air (in Tiphereth) were darkened by reason of the (lustful) smoke of (Yesod-sex) the pit (of hell). And there came out of the (klipothic) smoke (two) locusts (Lilith and Nahemah) upon the earth (Malkuth): and unto them (Lilith and Nahemah) was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have (sexual) power (on our physicality). And it was commanded them (Lilith and Nahemah) that they should not hurt (those who sublimate the solar force as) the grass of the earth (do), neither any green thing (lotus flower or chakra), neither any tree (nervous system); but only those (Infrasexual) men (humanoids who do not sublimate their libido) which (therefore) have not the (sexual) seal of (the living) God in their foreheads (their brains). And to them (Lilith and Nahemah) it was given that they should not kill them (the Infrasexuals), but that they should be tormented (with Kamaduro and Karmasaya) five months: and their torment was (done through their blood) as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes (the physicality of) a man. - Revelation 9:1-5
Now, in the chapter 9 verse 11 of the book of revelation kabbalistically explains that there are two ways through which souls can perform liberation, namely through Abaddon or to Apollyon. Abaddon in Hebrew is אבדון and Apollyon in Greek is Ἀπολλύων. These two names address the lunar and solar ways for liberation. The fifth angel as we explained in previous lectures is Samael, the Logos or star from the heaven of Geburah, whose solar fires, represented in the river Pison, descend into - גחון Gihon - the belly of the whale, Malkuth, the earth, our physicality.
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the [heart of the] earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”
We explained in a previous lecture that the star that falls from heaven into the Earth is Geburah. Why? Because the fifth angel is Samael who controls Geburah, the fluidic fires or fiery waters of Pison, which, we explained, is always falling, descending from Geburah into Yesod, the center of the Earth, which is Malkuth, our physicality. In this day and age — because this humanity is being judged and destroyed little by little — the doctrine of sexual Alchemy is being spread everywhere, so the bottomless pit, Yesod, is open. Meaning that the doctrine of Yesod is given to humanity.
The fires of Geburah descends into Yesod, sex; we have explained about this in many lectures. The creative fire descends into our sexuality. Thus the bottomless pit Yesod is open right now. And what is coming out of that bottomless pit?
“And he [Samael] opened the bottomless pit; 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.”
When we transmute the sexual energy we see smoke coming out of our own self. Remember, here we are explaining this alchemically, individually. When we start practicing Sexual Magic, our egotistical smoke arises out of the pit. Smoke is ignorance. Light is wisdom. Because we put the candle in the middle of our pumpkin, we start to see all of the monsters that were hidden in the darkness that we have within. Our ego want to receive beautiful experiences, but the ego only has nightmares. We have a lot of smoke. That smoke is darkening our own particular sun and the air; our own particular heaven also darkens by reason of the smoke of the pit.
“And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”
We explained in other lectures that the locusts are flying salamanders or the power of Geburah that descends in our sexual organs. Remember, the sign of the scorpio is ruled by Samael. When the prophet says that the locusts have power as the scorpions have power is pointing to the sign of Scorpio; which is ruled by Samael. Geburah is ruled by Samael. Samael descends into the same Scorpio. We are now in Scorpio. It happens that Halloween is celebrated in Scorpio. This does not mean that only Scorpio people are demons. Indeed they are, but not only them, but all the people born under any sign of the zodiac, the earth is now full of locusts. Remember that locusts are fire, forces that descend into our physicality. It depends on what kind of behavior we have with our sexual fire. Remember that in one of the Gospels it is mentioned that John the Baptist was eating locusts and wild honey, and we explained that these elements are symbols of Alchemy. Eating locusts means transforming the fires of Geburah, our salamanders, for our own good. Sadly, there are billions of people of the earth who are not following the example of John the Baptist, who are not practicing sexual Alchemy. Thus, they transform their locusts into lust, lasciviousness, and many other defects that they have within.
Samael Aun Weor said, “Those locusts are demons from the abyss.” Then we think: “Oh if those locusts are demons from the abyss, they are outside of me whether in the physical world or in the internal worlds.” We explained already the Conjuration of the Seven and we explained already how the fire of Geburah is transformed by Samgabiel, and Sanagabril into lust and other vices and how those Geburim relate to those lustful fires that we have within.
Some people are following Baal, Bael, others are following Sanagabril. Some are following Chavajoth or Havajah. Others are following Andrameleck, Moloch, Lilith, Nahemah. This humanity is following all of those locusts or demons. They are within us, they are not outside of us, they are within us, and everybody has them, no matter what religion we are following.
“And [to those demons] it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”
Do you understand that? Those demons hurt only those men which have not the fiery seal of God in their pumpkins. Right? In the righteous those fiery locusts ascend from their sexual energy up to the head; they ascend when you transmute your fish, your Nun, that is the mystery of Halloween.
“And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.”
Again it is necessary to know that the sign of Scorpio is the sign that rules the sexual glands. Those demons hurt us in different manners, namely, sicknesses, karma in the physical body or in the emotional body. This humanity is being hurt in different ways. These are lustful demons that feed themselves with those fiery locusts in different ways and they have awakened the kundabuffer organ. They are organized as the black lodge and are organizing — as you can see — the government, a worldwide government. You may think well those demons have more power than Jehovah Elohim. No! Those demons are controlled by the karmic forces of heaven in order to punish every nation, in order to punish every town, every person, because all sins are forgiven except the sins against the Holy Ghost. Five months means karma. Five is Geburah; five is Samael who has the keys of hell and of death. Sexual fire can redeem us, if we take advantage of its doctrine.
“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
Normally, fornicator people abide in limbo. They are here, physically alive, yet during their sleeping time they continue being alive with their lustful psyche in limbo. In limbo these demons want to be killed, annihilated, because they suffer a lot. Yet, death flees from them because in order for their ego to be annihilated they have to descend from limbo into the second layer, and into the third layer, to the fourth, to the fifth, to the sixth, to the seventh and finally when they reach the eighth then they start experiencing the second death, which the book of Revelation talks about. It is not like you die physically here and immediately as a soul you suffer immediately the second death, no! In order for your ego to be annihilated, first you have to pay in all the circles of hell the karma that you owe.
This is precisely the warning that in this day and age Gnostics are giving to humanity. You have two choices: either face your own Halloween here and now, that is, to face your own demons and work alchemically on yourself, or else you will have to face them down there in Klipoth. That process will take at least 1000 years, in order to pay what you karmically owe before your ego is disintegrated by the fiery forces of nature. This is why it is written: And in those infernal days shall men seek for the second death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and the second death shall flee from them; the second death is not easy. First we have to pay what we owe, which is karma.
“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle…”
We explained about the horse in the other lectures. The horse is related to the four bodies of sin. Because the horse is precisely an equine, which means four equal parts: mind [Netzach], heart [Hod], sex [Yesod] and physicality [Malkuth]. This is why the locusts have shape of horses, symbol of Nephesh, the animal soul.
“And on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.”
When we investigate fornicator people, physically speaking, all of them have faces of human beings, but down there in limbo their faces are like faces of demons. Physically, demons have faces like men and even sometimes psychologically.
“And they had hair as the hair of women…”
This is to indicate our vanity, our self-love, our emphasis on how we appear, how we look, what others thinks of us, meanwhile we are hiding our hypocrisy, always behaving in some sanctimonious way but acting in another way, with vanity.
“And their teeth were as the teeth of lions.”
Some egos behave in that way, they are like lions who behave in the bad way. When they have any one in their paws, they sink their teeth in their flesh like lions. Those are lustful egos within the psyche of men and women. It is not like only the females have them. Those are demons inside of us that behave like lions. All of us behave like that. First when we are establishing a business relationship in order to make money, we act very polite. Once we are in the business we sink the teeth like lions in order to get the money or what we want. Isn’t that very clear?
“And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.”
Chariots of many horses are organizations, groups, that are protected by insurance, lawyers, propaganda, protected by their breastplates; this is how demons protect themselves in this jungle and society that we have created, thus we organize and run to the battle against each other; first, a battle inside any organization or society in any city, and thereafter among nations. Why? Money, that is the only reason because we want power.
“And they had tails like unto scorpions…”
That is the power that we develop when we behave like that. When we have power like the scorpions, we kill. In this day and age, there are two common words, these are two common phrases, “to kill or to be killed.” Yes, these are two very common phrases that are becoming very popular, not only in the United States, but everywhere in the world.
“And there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.”
Again “five months,” Karma. What is happening right now? People think God forgot us, but no, God is remembering us. This is what we gain from all our deeds, from this and our past lives. In all of our lives we hurt with the stings of our tails, thus now we are collecting the effects of what we did before. Karma is what we collect, yet we complain. “Why am I receiving a lot of pain?” Everybody feels like they are good, like we are the chosen ones, right? Thus, because we are the chosen ones let us kill the other the unfaithful ones. Then, when we receive the karma because of thinking and behaving like this we complain and sometimes we even become atheist because we say “I fought for God, and yet, God is now punishing me.” This is because we read the scriptures like when we read the newspaper.
“And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit…”
“Whose name in Hebrew tongue is Abaddon…”
Abaddon is written in Hebrew from right to left. When we experience from right to left, we understand that the left of the Tree of Life begins with Binah, the Holy Spirit who descends down into Yesod, Malkuth, and in the fornicators into Klipoth. Right? Thus, right to left is from Yesod, Malkuth into Klipoth. This is when we write from right to left, meaning, when we utilize the sexual force of Assiah — that should be controlled by Chesed – to satisfy our lust. From right to left is Abaddon, meaning we are destroying our own psyche, our own life, with our sexual behavior. Remember that alchemically the angel of the bottomless pit is related with the fish, with the whale.
“And in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”
That is a secret Kabbalistic name, because in Greek we right from the left to the right. This means, we the demons, who are here in Klipoth, when we repent and we start working against our lust and transmute our sexual fiery force from the left which is Klipoth, towards the right which is Chesed, and going even further into Chokmah — which is the Messiah — this is how we write Apollyon from the left to the right. This is why the writer of the book of Revelation wrote those names. If you follow Apollyon then you are a repented demon like Beelzebub and many others. You do not want to be a demon anymore. You repent of your Halloween and you enter into the belly of the whale, from the left to the right.
Those who believe that are going to be saved just by belonging to a group or by doing whatever they think is right — that is, just by believing — they sink from the right into the left with Abaddon, downwards, in order to be destroyed through the second death in hell. Thus, whether אבדון Abaddon, better said, Abad-Aun אבד-און destroys our virility down there from right to left in hell, or whether Apollyon Ἀπολλων-Apollo, the Sun, Christ, destroys us through the initiation of Jonah Ιωνάς from left to right; either way is destruction.
One woe [one day in hell] is past; and, behold, there come two woes more [two more days] hereafter [because these three woes are the tree days of Jonah within the belly of hell] - Revelation 9: 12. This is Kabbalah.
We think that you understand all the meanings of this Revelation, since it is happening right now.
Samael, the Angel of Geburah, the fifth of the seven, the deliverer of this doctrine, explains openly that those demons or locusts are human demons. Yet, everybody thinks those demons are someone else, but not us. Let us face it. The first thing in order for us to enter from the left to the right is to acknowledge that we are demons. If we believe that we are not, then we are wrong. Some demons believe that they are angels, but there are no angels among this humanity.
In this graphic we see those alchemists who work with Ἀπολλων-Ιωνάς Apollo-yonah, Apollyon, the solar forces of Christ, Ἀπολλων-Apollo within Ιωνάς-Jonah, within the whale, the heart of the earth, that is, themselves, entering into the mysteries of the cross or halloween, because as within Jonah, the Lord Ἀπολλων-Apollo has to resurrect within themselves after three days.
“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.”
Jesus died on the cross. The cross is the masculine, vertical beam crossed with a feminine, horizontal beam; these beams represent the phallus and the vagina united. That is the red fiery cross that the banner of the Lord is showing, like saying unto us, through the cross is how we die, Alchemically.
All Saints Day and the Christian Halloween
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened.”
Presently, the veil of the temple is not rent in twain, since we completely tore it down. Better said, Samael Aun Weor came and took the veil completely out. This is it. Before, during the time of Jesus, the veil was just rent in twain, thus we saw just a little bit of the mystery of the cross. This is why people did not understand, they did not get it. Yet, now with this teachings you can see everything, we explain everything. The veil is completely removed from the altar.
This is why it is written:
“And many bodies of the saints [the hallowed ones] which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
Does Matthew 27:50-53 sound like Halloween? Corpses coming out of the grave and appearing to the people? It does not say Halloween literally, letter for letter, but it says saints, who are the hallowed ones. Remember, Halloween is All Saints Day.
Moreover, Jesus died on the evening of all hallows!
“And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.” - Luke 23: 44-46
The day of all saints is celebrated the first of November. The second of November is the day of the souls. What souls? The souls that believe in Jesus? All those saints that believe in Jesus? No! It is written that when Jesus died he entered into limbo and took Abraham, Isaac and all the prophets out, all the great prophets that came before him, came out of the grave, out of limbo. What is that? Jesus represents the Savior, Christ, that takes all of those archetypes out. Abraham existed; he is a great Master, but Abraham represents an archetype within us. When we read that Abraham was found and even Adam and Eve and he took them out of limbo or out of hell; that means the entering of the Lord into the lower levels of hell in order to save our archetypes that are working there in order to resurrect them, that is the meaning of what we see in that graphic. When the devil and all that ego are really destroyed then Jesus helps other saints to come out of their grave.
People that do not read properly and do not know Kabbalah and Alchemy they think that the saints that believe in Jesus were taken out of limbo. All of those great prophets or all those great avatars came before Jesus. Christ did that for them indeed because Chokmah is the Messiah, who has always performed that task in every single initiate; notwithstanding, in our case those prophets represent the Archetypes that are trapped in our own hell and that thanks to him will be liberated and will resurrect with him and eventually appear in the Holy City.
What Holy City? In the Middle East? In Jerusalem? No! It is the Holy City that exists in the internal worlds, in the 4th dimension. That is the Holy City. You have to know how to read, other wise we fall into confusion and think that the Holy City or Holy Land is there in the middle east, which physically is no longer a Holy Land: too many massacres and killing are happening in those “holy lands” of the earth. This is happening because there are many people there who interpret the scriptures in accordance to their own whim and think that the prophecies have to be fulfilled in accordance to what they believe the writings are the symbol of. Yet, this is the initiatic path as you see. This is precisely what happened in Jonah 4: 5-8, It is written:
“So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city. And Iod-Havah Elohim prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head to deliver him from his grief [It is very clear there that the gourd is the head].”
“So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered. And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, it is better for me to die than to live.”
This is a beautiful esoteric knowledge. We explained in the previous lecture about the objective reasoning. After performing the three days and three nights and preaching, the initiate receives a degree of objective reasoning, which is knowledge, Daath, comprehension and wisdom of God within him.
The reasoning of the sacred Anklad is the most transcendental and luminous gradation that any Being can attain, and it corresponds to the third degree, in relation to the absolute reasoning of the Infinitude that sustains all.
So there are six degrees of objective reasoning below in the pumpkin. That is why it is written there that the head of Jonah is developing that kind of reasoning. That is written in between the lines. And as Jonah was waiting for the destruction of that great city, likewise we will say is happening in this day and age.
In other words, in the beginning Master Samael gave a lot of prophecies about the different destructions and wars that will occur and appear in this civilization, but dates have been changed and other things have appeared. Why? If you read the book of Jonah you will understand that these depend on the behavior of the people. This civilization will be destroyed, but before being destroyed the Elohim are giving space to different souls to work with this doctrine. They are holding the four winds of the earth that eventually will be unleashed in order to destroy this humanity. Some prophecies are written and say in year such and such we will receive a punishment. Meanwhile we are in the year 2014. We still have time. It is good because we keep preaching and helping other souls that want to be helped.
In the book of Jonah, God did not destroy Nineveh because the whole city repented, even the king. I do not think this time it will happen like that in this civilization. Even though the mystery of Jonah covering his head with a pumpkin is a ritual that the Master wrote in Igneous Rose, in which we call for the multitudes to receive the doctrine. We performed that ritual many times in different places and now we see the results. This knowledge is being spread and the white lodges are opening their arms thanks to the ritual of the pumpkin. You find that it is related to the ritual of the gong, in Chinese Taoism. The gong, the pumpkin, and other things that are written there that you can read in the book Igneous Rose, which openly explains it. Certain things, which I personally discovered when doing the ritual, are not explained. I was guided to do it in a certain way, which is not written in the book, because this ritual is very holy.
Jonah performed it in order to make the city repent after preaching that Nineveh was going to be destroyed. In the end, it was not destroyed. It is not just Nineveh, individually each one of us is a city, psychologically speaking. If you do not repent within your particular individual city, Nineveh will be destroyed in hell. But if you repent, then it will be destroyed in accordance with the doctrine of Jonah, in three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, in order to develop objective reasoning.
Why is Jonah angry? That happened in a way in order to explain, it is not an egotistical anger, but a disappointment when someone resurrects and they discover that they developed objective reasoning at a certain degree, and there are still many degrees up to develop, thus, they become disappointed. That is why Jonah says “it is better for me to die then to live. I do not want to be alive with this objective reasoning that I acquired, I need to descend again to build another degree.” That is the meaning of that. That is the sign of Jonah, not only Jonah the prophet did it, but many initiates that entered into this path experienced being in the belly of the whale. Remember, it is a symbol. Do not be childish and think that really that prophet was swallowed by a big fish. It would have been digested there with all the whale stomach acids. To be in the belly of the whale, means to bathe in גיחון Gihon. Belly in Hebrew is גחון Gihon and it relates to Chesed; which is the Holy Spirit or the Ruach Elohim.
To be in the belly of the whale is to be united with the Holy Spirit, working with the waters of גיחון Gihon and working with Lucifer because within גיחון Gihon is the fire of Pison; which is Geburah. Geburah is Pison and Gehon is Chesed. Between two of them is fire and water. Being inside that belly means to work with those two forces inside of us. Every single Gnostic that is working in this day and age with this doctrine is working in the belly of this whale. You also have to learn how to become a crocodile within that belly. Remember that when you start working in the belly of the whale you automatically are also in the center of the Earth.
This one who is talking to you experienced that. This is why I am talking to you with a direct experience. You will find yourself in the center of the earth working with your own devils, with fire, and you will find yourself also at the very bottom of the sea working with the pumpkin and with the fish. Everybody experiences that, when they are working seriously with Neptune, Poseidon, the father of Sidon.
Questions and Answers
Audience: It is a total of three days and three nights. Total of 6 does that also relate to the six degrees of objective reasoning?
Instructor: Yes of course it is three days and three nights and when you make the addition it is six. In other words working with the light and with the darkness, or working with good and evil. After working three days in the light and three days in the evil, Master Samael says you have to learn to work with the right foot and with the left foot which are the left and right pillars of the Tree of Life; the right and left sides of your spine. To deal with sheep and to deal with goats and after doing the whole work inside of you, you develop your objective reasoning accordance to your level. Of course, when you reach that level and you are not pleased with that you can develop another, but you have to renounce everything, descend, and start from scratch like you never did anything. That is very harsh, and as you see in the beginning of the book, Jonah is thrown in the sea to work again with another reasoning. After that he is displeased with that reasoning. Only those who reach Anklad, the highest degree, are pleased and happy. Jonah symbolizes the dove, part of the Holy Spirit; you work with the Holy Spirit because Jonah means dove. You work with the Holy Spirit and the forces of Yesod, which are the fish.
Audience: What worm arose in the gourd?
Instructor: That worm is the ego.
Audience: Even after the resurrection?
Instructor: Well in this case when someone resurrects, the worm is the mind. One day I asked the Master Samael, “Well Master when you annihilate all of your ego and there is no ego within you, how come angels fall or they descend. Based on what?” He said based on mind. When the ego is annihilated, something has to be instead of it, and that is the mind. Even when it is solar you have to control your mind. If you do not control your mind, that is the worm that corrupts your objective reasoning.
Audience: Is it God that makes the worm?
Instructor: When you work with God, he wants to create an Adam into the image of the Elohim, and he commands his soul to descend. Sometimes the soul descends by its own will, God commanded to descend into Nineveh. Yet, sometimes that soul falls, because the mind or worm is not yet a butterfly, and is very weak. There are also individuals that willingly fall. They wanted to descend but they could not. In order to not fall, you have to have a lot of willpower. When you penetrate into the belly, into that Malkuth, which is the whale, if that whale is very strong, not too many angels control those forces. After millions of years of not having sex, all of a sudden sometimes they fall willingly. Sometimes it is because they could not control it. When they do not spill the fire that is called the descent into the belly. They start working and easily on another degree. Problem is when they fall, because the ego rises again. All of those draculas are born again, are born within. Then that fallen angel becomes a demon. What makes us a demon is lust, anger, greed, pride, vanity, laziness, gluttony. Etc. That is what makes us demons. If we have that, we are demons.
Audience: After he is vomited from the whale it is a third day journey to Nineveh, but he makes it in a day’s journey what happens to the other two days?
Instructor: When he is vomited out of the belly he makes a three days journey. Those three days are also symbolic and are related to the higher Sephiroth. Above the man, Binah, Chokmah, Atman. That journey is initiatic and it is related to the third mountain. In this case we will say that Samael Aun Weor who is the modern Jonah who resurrected is now in those three days journey towards the higher Sephiroth. And because of that he is delivering us the strength and power to preach the doctrine. Everything will happen in accordance to the law.
Audience: You mentioned that Samael Aun Weor is the modern Jonah; would it be a relationship to the advent of Samael on the 27th of October?
Instructor: It is very clear, because The Logos Samael governs Aries and Scorpio. From Geburah he descended through the river Pishon into Yesod-sex, Scorpio of the land of Havilah (our physicality). Scorpio is ruled by Samael, this is why Samael descended the 27th of October in order to start the great work of the three days of Jonah in the belly of the whale as we explained. Samael started the Great Work the 27th of October. This is why we celebrate on this date the incarnation of Samael on the earth. It is very clear that he descended in autumn, according to the symbols of the forces of heaven in relation to what is written in the Bible, The sign of Jonah is always repeated. Samael himself is precisely the fifth of the seven, and he did the work in himself and he teaches that in order for us to repeat that within. If we repeat that task inside of us we will become angels of Samael. The Logos. Other Jonahs. For that we have to work three days and three nights and to inquire our own individual objective reasoning. .
Audience: What is the difference between the serpents of fire and the serpents of light?
Instructor: The serpents of fire are related with the seven bodies of the human being related to Malkuth, Yesod, Hod, Netzach, Tiphereth, Geburah, and Chesed. Those are the seven kundalinis that reach us to the level of human being. In order to enter to finish the first day of Jonah, we have to descend down into the belly of the whale and take the direct path, that is, to raise the seven "Ions" or Apollo-Ions or serpents of Phoebus Apollo, the bright light of the sun, which are only awakened by the bodhisattvas that enter into the first day or into the belly of the whale. That is related with the light that we developed initiatically related with the first mountain. The Master Samael explains that in the book The Three Mountains. The first day relates to what is written in the book of Jonah.
"And the word "Yehe" יהי [Phoebus Apollo - the bright Logos] of יהוה [Chokmah] came [incarnated] into [ιων Ion or ιωνας Ionas, Jonas] Jonah son of [Creusa] Amittai, saying: Arise [your Seven Serpents of Light], go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me." - Jonah 1: 1,2
When Samael said “I did the first mountain,” that means that the Logos and Chesed did it, not his terrestrial personality. Samael Aun Weor wrote many books, not his personality; yet, sometimes people appear who claim with their terrestrial name to be “a Master of the first mountain.” I do not think so. How can a personality of somebody be a master? That personality is a demon of Halloween that has to be disintegrated; no matter what his name is, it could not be a master. His Inner Being might be, but if you are saying that a person is a master of the first mountain you are telling me that internal Chesed or that person that you named raised the seven serpents of fire and Chokmah the seven serpents of light. If that is true, congratulations to him, yet it does not mean anything to the rest of us; whether someone does it or not, so what? You have to do it yourself. Do not think that if you start following that person that you will be a selected one. No. You select yourself by the work you do yourself. It does not matter who you know or who you follow. What matters is the work you do yourself. You must work three days and three nights, otherwise it does not matter if millions of people are following this “great initiate.” Jesus said:
"The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here." - Matthew 12: 41
And that generation did not repent. But Jesus and his apostles did. Now, a lot of people are following him and believing in him, but so what? They that think that because they believe in him they will make the three days and three nights automatically. I do not think so. This is something Alchemical and Kabbalistic.
Audience: When Jesus said, I think there as a certain amount of days before he would destroy the temple and no one will be able to rebuild it. Is that Christ destroying the crystallizations of Klipoth, that temple?
Instructor: The destroying of the temple and rebuilding that with no human hands. It is written that this temple will be destroyed with human hands and resurrected and rebuilt with divine hands. That is in relation with these three days and three nights. This temple that we call ourselves is a temple that is in ruins. We will be destroyed, but the Lord destroyed everything, if we allow him to work in us he will rebuild it in three days. Of course people are expecting in three days? How many construction workers do you need in order to do that? These are initiatic days. This is symbolic. Jesus did it. Samael did it. Great Alchemists in the middle ages did it. Initiates did it in three days. We can do the same thing. If you are in the first day, good. If this person said they are the initiate of the first day, first mountain, well congratulations, but it has to be three days. In comparison with three days, the first day is nothing, but most of the initiates master the first day, the half or the first day because they do not even take the direct path. They only raise the seven serpents of fire and that is all. Then they say, “Bye, bye, I do not want to enter into the direct path because it is very difficult.”
Audience: Is it rightly said that we have to create the light before we can destroy the egos? Moreover can we reach the light with practical astrology?
Instructor: The only light that we can arise before destroying the totality of the egos are the seven serpents of light because first the Lord needs light in order to see what he is going to destroy. Of course, before incarnating the Lord, if we annihilate a lot of ego, we advance a lot because we make a lot of light for ourselves.
This is an important question. In the beginning when you start doing this work, the Elohim helps you. You start having lucid experiences in the astral plane, astral projections, and you are happy. “This is what I really like in Gnosis. I am experiencing the Astral Plane, the Mental Plane, The causal plane, this is beautiful.” You are experiencing that with borrowed light. Listen carefully: borrowed light. That light does not belong to you. That is the light of the Elohim, the white lodge that is helping every single soul. Happily. That is why everyone that enters into this path experiences that, and then starts thinking they are great initiates. No. Anyone is helped by the Elohim in the beginning. Once you reach “18 years old,” meaning once you reach the fifth initiation of major mysteries, then the Elohim, our spiritual parents, say, “no more light for you, now if you want to keep advancing make your own light. Annihilate your ego, keep annihilating your ego.” Then the initiate enters into what is called the spiritual night. That spiritual night is a Halloween. Because the initiate is already at the level of Tiphereth, meanwhile he experiences nightmares. He is facing his own demons, defects, and vices, because he is alone. I remember many of the experiences that the master explained, for instance, in the book of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom. Beethoven passed through the spiritual night. Instead of failing like many of the other disciples, he awakened the intuition in his heart, and created a great music. Finally, when he was writing the 9th symphony he was going out of the spiritual night. The spiritual night endures according to the karma and the level of the initiate. Sometimes the spiritual night is years and years, and once in a while you have an experience, and then darkness again. You go to sleep and you are vocalizing mantras and what do you experience? I am talking about those initiates that reach Tiphereth, mastery. Do not think that everything is peachy for those, no. Nightmares and demons etc., and being attacked. Then they say, what is this? Supposedly I am at this level and I do not have help. No. You experience your Halloween, your spiritual night. You have to be patient and work against those demons, until finally reaching the second day, if you take the direct path. If take the spiral, you can enter there, you will do it slowly and eventually in another life like that you go ahead. That is precisely the mysteries of the spiritual night. You experience that only after the fifth initiation of Major Mysteries.
Audience: Moreover can we reach the light with the book Practical Astrology?
Instructor: Yes, yet, in accordance to the level of free Consciousness that you have. Remember that the light shines in the Consciousness not in the ego. If you annihilate more ego, then there is more light. That is good, that is why the Master Samael explains in his books: work hard to annihilate your ego before reaching the fifth initiation. If you have a lot of ego annihilated before reaching the fifth initiation, then when the Elohim, the Gods, The Masters say: “no more light for you from us,” and now you have to build, but if you already built it you are happy. Many initiates build their bodies without annihilating the ego, they are lazy, and when they reach that level they enter into a very profound night. Work seriously, and with patience you will possess your Archetypes, your souls. Of course at your level, and before that level, the Master delivered all the practices of astrology, all of the runes, in order to help, because we are very heavy. We have 97% of Halloween within. That is why nobody celebrates the day of the souls, neither the day of the saints. But Halloween is celebrated by millions all over the world. demons, this is what we are.
Audience: I am recalling from when I read the story of Jonah many years ago at the end he expressed some disappointment when Nineveh was safe, why might this be?
Instructor: The disappointment that he experienced when Nineveh was not destroyed relates to mercy. The Lord is always merciful. When Jonah preaches that in forty days Nineveh will be destroyed, and make people repent, and thereafter he awaits to see if the Lord will do it and the Lord does not do it, then the ignoramuses of Nineveh said Jonah was a liar, because nothing happened to them as Jonah said. This is because ignoramuses do not know how the law of the scale works. The Lord was going to destroy, but a lot of people worked in favor of karma, and obviously that changes the destiny. As I said, the same is happening in this day and age, however, I do not advise you to go to any mountain to see if any civilization will be destroyed because everything will be destroyed. Now the only hope is to become an inhabitant of the golden age. We will sooner or later we will reach the end of this Aryan root race, or as the Bible calls the race of the Gentiles. So, no matter what we do it will be destroyed by tsunamis, earthquakes, and many other ways. If we want to be associated with the golden age we have to work in ourselves.