The Greek God Aπόλλων, the Roman Apollo, is one of the most intriguing Gods in Greek and Roman mythology. We are going to study him today, in order for us to understand, from the point of Gnosticism, who Apollo is. Indeed, when you read the Book of Revelation you find that he appears in Chapter 9, as Apollyon (Απολλυων). This is because in Greek there are many ways to write Apollo, yet always from the left to the right, such as: Aπόλλων Apollon, Apollyon or Apollo, etc. Commonly, however, we find it written in the Latin way, “Apollo.”
In one of the writings of Virgil, the poet of Mantua, Master of Dante Algieri, he said:
“Sicilian muses, let us take a loftier tone. Orchards and humble tamarisks don’t give delight to all, and if we sing of woods, they should be worthy of a consul. Now comes the last age of the Cumean song; the great order of the ages arises anew. Now the Virgin returns, and Saturn’s reign return; now a new generation is sent down from high heaven. Only, chaste Lucina, favor the child at his birth, by whom, first of all, the iron age will end by a golden race arise in all the world; now your Apollo reigns. – Virgil in Eclogue IV
The former quotation, is only the first chapter of all that Virgil wrote related with prophecy and that many people in this day and age are commenting about since Apolloyn, relates to Apollo, which in Latin is written with only the “O” at the end. That is why the title of the lecture is “Apollo, the Alpha and the Omega” because indeed the letter Alpha appears at the beginning of his name and the Omega at the end of his name. This is significant kabbalistically and alchemically speaking. We will see that of course we find many writings about this God. We find in the Secret Doctrine by Madame Blavatsky, the following:
“Apollo is Helios (the Sun). Phoebus-Apollo ( "the light of life and of the World") who arises out of the golden-winged cup (the sun); hence he is the sun-god par excellence. At the moment of his birth he asks for his bow to kill Python, the Demon Dragon, who attacked his mother before his birth, and whom he is divinely commissioned to destroy — like Karttikeya, who is born for the purpose of killing Taraka, the too holy and wise demon. Apollo is born on a sidereal island called Asteria — "the golden star island," the "earth which floats in the air, (better said, in the ‘space’) which is the Hindu golden Hiranyapura; "he is called the pure, a;gno;ß , Agnus Dei (the Indian Agni....), and in the primal myth he is exempt "from all sensual love" ("Book of God," p. 88). He is, therefore, a Kumâra, like Karttikeya, and as Indra was in his earlier life and biographies. Python, moreover, the "red Dragon," connects Apollo with Michael, who fights the Apocalyptic Dragon, who wants to attack the woman in child-birth (See Revelation 12), as Python attacks Apollo's mother. Can any one fail to see the identity? For the way to understand the Bible lies through Hermes, Bel, and Homer, as the way to these is through the Hindu and Chaldean religious symbols.” – Madame Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
This is a very interesting quotation in which we find that Apollo is the sun. Often, however, when people read mythology, they think that symbols such as these are pointing at the physical sun that we find at the center of this solar system. This physical sun is really just the physical body of that which is what we call “Apollo.” Indeed, Apollo abides in the 7th dimension or 0 dimension. It is the spiritual sun.
We find that the Tree of Life is divided by four worlds, four manifested cosmoses called
- and Assiah
Translated into English these are:
- The World of Splendors
- The World of Creation
- The World of Formation
- The World of Matter (related to Malkuth)
In this graphic, you can see that we have placed, in the middle of the Tree of Life, the seven chakras, with the two serpents forming the Caduceus of Mercury. We made this graphic in order to point to the fact that the caduceus is the Tree of Good and Evil, because the Tree of Life and the Tree of Good and Evil share the same roots in Yesod (“foundation”).
So, Apollo is what we call the Spiritual Absolute Sun, and is found above Kether, which is the first sephirah from the prime emanation of the Solar Absolute. It is related with the chaos or abyss, which is space, but as you see here the bottomless abyss is the unfathomable abyss or chaos that is difficult or impossible to intellectually comprehend.
“In the beginning Elohim (the Theomertmalogos) created (Ouranos) the heaven and (Gaia) the earth. And (Gaia as Akasha or ākāśa आकाश) the earth was (in Chaos, that is,) formless, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Abyss.” - Genesis 1: 1, 2
There are three bottomless abysses (pits, chaoses, etc):
- Daath: the primeval macrocosmic chaos, or the creative sexual force of the Word, from which the universe is formed, according to Kabbalah.
- Yesod: the venerable microcosmic chaos of sex, out of which the human being is formed, in accordance with Kabbalah. As above so below
- Klipoth: the inferior chaos (Latin: Infernus) where the devolving egos dwell; hell. The subjective reasoning within the intellectual animal relates to this type of chaos where only disorder reigns.
“Obviously, the chaotic disorder of the subjective reasoning within this humanity is what creates the common and ordinary Karma. The "key of the bottomless pit" represents the Great Arcanum (Yesod) that unlooses the mystery of the Abyss (Klipoth) and of the Tree of Knowledge (Daath) that was locked by the original sin. The Great Arcanum grants us the conscious comprehension of these three types of abysses.”
The master Samael Aun Weor states “The mystery of the abyss is one of the unutterable mysteries of occultism,” but we are in the time of the end, so we have to unlock the mysteries in order for us to understand the abysses. When you look up into space, you discover that the space is really a big, deep bottomless pit; an abyss. From that abyss—that in Kabbalah we call Ain, Ain Soph and the Ain Soph Aur, the Solar Absolute or the Spiritual Absolute—emerges the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge. It is these two trees which are the key in order to comprehend that. That is why the mysterious Sephirah Daath is always beneath the first triangle of the Tree of Life. That first triangle relates with Atziluth, the World of Splendors. Beyond, above this world of Atziluth, we find the Ain Soph Aur. The Ain Soph Aur is the origin of Atziluth, and it is what we call the Solar Absolute. That is the Spiritual Sun that we are addressing.
So, the physical sun that shines in the physical, 3-dimensional world, is just the physical vehicle or physical body, or better put, one of the physical bodies, of that Spiritual Sun. That is Apollo. Behold that his name begins with Alpha, which is the same Aleph of the Hebrew alphabet. That is why the three parts of the Absolute begin with “A,” Aleph (א).
- Ain Soph
- Ain Soph Aur
Even the word Aur אור (“light”) Aleph-Vav-Resh begins with Aleph א, Alpha (A). This indicates to us that Apollo originates from the Solar Absolute, because Apollo is called Phebus Apollo (from Latin, Phoebus, from Greek phoibos, meaning, “shining”), “the bright Apollo.” That light, that brightness begins in that which we call the Spiritual Absolute Sun.
In Greek mythology, when we contemplate space, we remember the Muse of astronomy; that infinite collection of stars, those countless physical bodies of that spiritual sun, called “Ouraniā,” Urania, the starry space. She is the Ain Soph, the feminine aspect of the Abstract Absolute Space. And, the masculine aspect of that is “Ouranos.” This is why, when you address the Heavens in Greek, you say Ourania or Ouranos, the heavens.
When you observe space, you see all the sparkling stars that are the physicality of that light, that spiritual sun that we are talking about. According to Greek mythology, the first Gods that emerged from Khaos (the formless primordial space), which is the same Ourania, were Ouranus (the heavens), Gaia (the Earth), and Eros (creative energy), the God of Love. This is the Greek trinity. This is what first appears before creation.
“Deep down, the solar system Ors in which we live, move, and have our Being is like a great molecule that develops and unfolds within the spiral organism of the vibrant Milky Way.” - Samael Aun Weor
As we understand creation in Gnosticism, any solar system has a particular individual “Mahamanvantara” and “Mahapralaya”; meaning, its own beginning or “a great cosmic day,” and an its own end or “a great cosmic night.” Before the creation of this solar system, its causes were in repose within a great cosmic night. That cosmic night is Ourania. Therefore, in Ourania, the dark cosmic space, we find dead solar systems, old solar systems who’s luster is waning, and other solar systems that are sparkling new, and other that are being born. It is similar to this very moment, where we are physically active in this 3-dimensional world, but there are many human beings that are dying, others that are being born, or will be born today, tomorrow, etc from the womb of any woman, their mother.
So this is why the Ain Soph, the limitless space is called L'Aimah Elohim לאימה אלהים in Hebrew kabbalah, the mother space, where solar systems die and new solar systems are born.
From this point of view, we are in disagreement with that leading theory of cosmogenesis, called the Big Bang, which states how the entire universe began in a single moment, located in a small sigularity in space and at one particular point in time. We do not deny this “zero hour,” but we understand that such a “zero hour” is different, unique to every solar system. That zero hour exists for our solar system, but it is not the same zero hour for other solar systems. Just as I have an age, you have another age. You are in one time, and I am in my own time. The whole of humanity has their own “age,” their own “time” and everybody comes from the womb. As above so below. So from that point of view we can analyze this and understand what a solar system is. In the same way that we are born from the womb of our physical mother, the solar system is born from the womb of space. That womb is what in the book of Runes is called the rune Ur.
Rune Ur Greek Letter Pi
The shape of this Rune Ur is similar to the second letter of the name Apollo, which is the Latin letter P or the Greek π (Pi). Amazingly, this π shows us how to find circumference of the circle. This letter is approximately 3.1416 in geometry.
So, this letter—that looks like the rune Ur—is showing us the circle, the womb, from where the light emerges. Do you see how beautiful the name Apollo (ἈΠΌΛΛΩ) is?
Of course, the third letter is Omicron (Ο). In Greek there are two Os: the Omicron and the Omega. The Omicron means “the small O,” and Omega Ω, “the big O.” These small Omicrons relates to our heart, physically speaking and also to the physical sun that appears from the womb or the letter π, P. Is it coincidence that the letter π (P) tell us how to know the circumference of a circle, and that the O is another circle? No, it is not a coincidence. This is showing us the mystery of Apollo. But for now, let us pause on explaining the first half of this name, so that we might go deeper into the meaning of this God.
Imagine that from Alpha appears the letter P, which is the Hebrew Peh פ. This letter Peh of Hebrew relates to the word, to the mouth. Here, of course, we understand why the book of John states:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” - John 1: 1-5
We are of course addressing the alphabet, in this case the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, which are rooted in the Runic alphabet. This is why we understand all of this. So, which God is it that emerged from Ouranus, according to Greek mythology? We find that it is the God Saturn, who is the God that dethrones Ouranus by castrating him, taking away his testicles with his scythe. With this act, Saturn becomes the new king of the universe; this drama of course is just a symbol of the transition of this cosmic day emerging from the abstract space, the cosmic night, into manifestation.
Saturn relates to Binah. Binah, according to Kabbalah, relates to Saturn. However, Master Samael states that it is not only Saturn that relates with Binah, but also Jupiter (Zeus), because Binah is a king and Jupiter is a vibration that rules the kings. We will say that Binah is ruled by two planets, Saturn and Jupiter. If you alchemically transition the holy trinity of Kether-Chokmah-Binah (which in Christianity is called Father-Son-Holy Spirit) and place them in the middle column of the Tree of Life—because kabbalistically speaking, Kether rules the first triangle; Chokmah rules the second triangle; and Binah rules the third triangle—we see how they line up exactly with the three triangles of the Tree of Life. If we place Binah in the third triangle, in the center of the Tree of Life, in the middle column, we will see that it relates to Yesod. Yesod is the foundation, which relates to the sexual energy. That is why it is stated that the one that appears as a creator in the word of Atziluth is Saturn; it is understandable from that point of view because Saturn rules Yesod in the Tree of Life. Without the sexual energy, there cannot be any creation.
This is why you find in Theosophy that is stated that the first universe that appears in the Mahamanvantara or great cosmic day, is the Saturnian Round. This Saturnian Round, or first cosmic day, relates to the first manifestation of the first triangle, which always we state relates to the head and to the mind. And this is because in the third triangle, which relates to Binah, werelate Netzach with Kether, and the first triangle, Hod with Chokmah and the second triangle, and Yesod in the third triangle, and as we stated, Binah. Netzach, which is the mind, is related to the first triangle, from the point of view of the third triangle, which is Binah, Saturn.
This is why Samael Aun Weor states that the Saturnian epoch was related with the mind, but we have to understand the Tree of Life, and every alchemical element, in order to understand what he, and all the masters talk about, in relation to the Saturnian epoch, the mind. When we know the relationship of Binah in the third triangle in Atziluth, and how the mind enters through its power, then we understand who Chronos, time, Saturn, is. That is the beginning of the Mahamanvantara, which is always divided into seven cosmic days.
It is stated that we are in the fourth cosmic day of the great Mahamanvantara. The second cosmic day called, the solar round relates to the manifestation of Chokmah. If you know astrology, you know that Chokmah, the second aspect of the first triangle, which is called the Christ, is ruled by Ouranus. So behold here how this light from Ourania makes that transition and unfoldment into the universe. It is always stated that Chokmah has his center of gravity in Tiphereth. Tiphereth means splendor and also beauty. The splendor of that light is beautiful. The real translation of Tiphereth is splendor and this is why we stated that Atziluth is the World of Splendors. Many parts of Tiphereth relate with Chokmah, which in us relates to the heart.
As the mythology goes, the Olympian Gods dethroned Saturn, and those Gods appeared in the universe in the solar epoch, the solar round. Master Samael Aun Weor explains to us that in the second round, the second cosmic day, when that light was descending into the universe, the universe manifested in different levels. He stated that at that time Jesus Christ, the Master Aberamentho (Alpha and Omega), was the greatest initiate, the highest of the solar epoch. It was in that epoch, that cosmic day, that all the archangels that we know in the Hebrew mythology appeared or developed. The archangels of this day and age came from that solar epoch, which is the second round. We are only briefly touching on this, because we go into more depth about this in other lectures, but to this point what I want to say is that the Saturnian epoch, the first epoch, is in the mind, and the Solar epoch is in the heart, at the level of our heart. Christ, Master Aberamentho, Jesus, is the highest initiate of that solar round, the highest of all of them, but Samael Aun Weor is from that epoch as well, along with all the archangels that now rule this solar system in this present cosmic day (which is the fourth).
So, let us understand this, in order to comprehend who Apollo is, according the Greek mythology. Remember, Apollo is related to the sun, and in that solar round, the highest initiate was the Master Aberamentho, Jesus Christ. This is why in Greek Mythology many great initiates associated Apollo with Jesus. It was not a coincidence. It was because they knew that this great being comes from that epoch, that round of our Mahamanvantara or great cosmic day. Of course, after the manifestation of that second round, appeared the third round, which we called the Lunar round. It is called the Lunar round because it is ruled by Yesod, which is ruled by the moon.
In that past cosmic day, the Lunar round, the highest initiate was the Lord Jehovah. Now you understand Jehovah was the highest of the third, the master Jesus the highest of the second, and in the first, the Master talks about that in the book The Revolution of Beelzebub, about the lords of the mind.
At the bottom of the Tree of Life, you find the Earth, Malkuth, the World of Assiah, which is the world of matter, the world of action. This is the 4th manifestation or 4th round. We inherit the past three cosmic days, in order for this physical 3-dimensional world to manifest. As we always teach, in every cosmic day, nature recapitulates the former manifestations. That is why, when we talk about the present manifestation, our present cosmic day, we talk about 7 root races.
The three first root races relate with the recapitulation of the first, second and third rounds. Those root races are what we call the polar race or protoplasmatic race, the hyperborean race (who are related to the sun), and the Lemurian race related to the third round, the lunar round. Our terrestrial epoch began in Atlantis, the first manifestation of this fourth round.
That is why when we talk about Lemuria, Hyperborea and the Polar epoch, we are addressing very ancient times. The point is this, when you study Greek mythology, you find that Apollo is always associated with Hyperborea, the second root race. They do not associate Apollo with the first, but with the second. When you look at maps of Hyperborea—because there are many: this one above shows us the center of the North Arctic or North Pole—we find that around the North Pole is Hyperborea, that continent which is mentioned very often in the Greek mythology. Hyperborea means “beyond Boreas.” Boreas is the God of the North Wind, the North Wind God. The North Wind God is found in the North Pole.
In Greek mythology you discover that Apollo used to live in Delphi, and in all of those temples and sanctuaries that the Greeks had at that time. In the tales of Apollo, then he would say that he was going to his favorite land, Hyperborea, and that he stayed there for half a year. He then returned to the Greeks and said “I did not forget you.” But he enjoyed being in that land of Hyperborea.
If you study the movement of the sun in relation with the Earth, you know very well that if you go to Alaska, or any land around the pole, the sun endures there half a year, without setting. And then, come Winter, there is darkness for half of the year. Do you see the relationship here, and why the sun enjoys those lands around the North Pole? The polar lands or what is called in this day and age Poland. There is a country named “Poland” but that has the name of what in ancient times was referred to all the lands around the Pole. The Pole-Lands are related with those people who are pale of complexion. The people of those lands have no color to their skin, because they lived far in the North, in the cold and the ice, and did not see the sun for half of the year, waiting for that marvelous time when the sun would shine for 6 months: Apollo.
That is why Apollo is called the God of the Hyperboreans: all those lands that you see in the map, Asia, which is Russia and Siberia, Canada; other lands like England, Greenland, etc. That is why you find in mythology many stories and legends about these Hyperborean people that existed in the second root race.
When we study the story of Atlantis, which is the very beginning of our round, this terrestrial manifestation in the present cosmic day, it is stated that the Gods, the Elohim, tried to make a nice race that will help this root race, which we call the Aryan Race, because we come from Atlantis. All of the universal flood stories relate to Atlantis. In that epoch, it was stated that Hyperboreans, that still existed in that area of the Nordics, mixed themselves with the Atlanteans in order to originate the Semites. The Semites are the outcomes of the mixture of the Hyperboreans (or Nordics) with the Atlanteans. The Semites are the root of our present Aryan race, after the universal flood. All those people who are ignoramuses who call others an anti-Semite, for this or that reason… that is impossible: all of us come from the Semites. Different races, different cultures.
The main point here is this: the plan was to give a physical body of a Semitic root to this great hyperborean or solar God that was highest initiate in the solar epoch. That is why the physical body of Jesus of Nazareth was not 100% Jewish. Historians talk about that. He was, of course, a mixture of Hyperborean with Semites or Jewish race. That is why the initiates who knew about this always painted Jesus Christ with blue eyes and white skin, referring to the fact that his father was Nordic and his mother was Mary or Miriam, a Jewish woman. From that point of view, you understand why the Book of Revelation, from the very beginning, talks about the Alpha and Omega. The Book of Revelation does not start as “I am Aleph (א) and Tav (ת)” he says “I am Alpha (A) and Omega (Ω)”; I am the beginning and the ending. He said it twice. Here he was pointing out the fact that he was the highest initiate of the solar epoch and that in this cosmic day, in the terrestrial cosmic round, the solar epoch recapitulated with the hyperborean root race.
That is why John the Divine, the writer of Revelation, talks about Alpha and Omega. In Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of Apollo. The second letter is the “P” which is the circle of the sun. The “O” relates to our heart. Then, there is the two Lambdas (ΛΛ), the two Ls of Latin. These letters derive from Lamed (ל) of Hebrew, which spells למד, these three letters relate to the phrase: לב מבין דעת Leb Mebin Daath, meaning, a heart that understands knowledge. There are two Lambdas, because in order to work with alchemy we need two forces. The heart of the man and the heart of the woman. Again, in many lectures we have stated that Lamed למד relate to the phrase: לב מבין דעת Leb Mebin Daath, meaning, a heart that understands knowledge; the “O” is the vowel that you vocalize for the heart, “Pi” is a circle which is an “O,” and the Omega at the end of the name Apollo is another “O.” This is pointing directly and very clearly at who Apollo is. He is not as people think, an idol. He is an archetype. An archetype that relates to all the cosmoses: the force of the heart. So, the two Ls relate to the heart of the woman and the heart of the man in Alchemy.
That is why the word “poll” in the middle of Alpha and Omega means “much” or “many.” Between the beginning and the end there are many manifestations of that light, that force, that God. This is a Greek mystery. In other cultures and races, this is referred to with different names. But let us continue with this Greek mystery.
When you understand the mystery of this root race, as we explained here, you understand this quotation of master Samael Aun Weor, which goes deeper into this mystery. He says:
“In the times of Abraham the prophet, the [Spiritual Absolute] Sun acquired a beautiful harvest of solar men. During the first eight centuries of Christianity, another small harvest was reaped. In the Middle Ages, a few more. Presently, the [Spiritual Absolute] Sun is performing the last effort; it has been working its last effort. Because the perverse humanity of this present century has become an enemy of the solar ideas, this humanity is terribly materialistic, mechanical and one hundred percent lunar. This is why the [Spiritual Absolute] Sun is now making a last effort; it is trying to get a small harvest of solar men. Later, once the harvest is ready, the [Spiritual Absolute] Sun will destroy this root race because it is no longer useful for its experiment. What is this race useful for? There is already no reason for the existence of this race. It is not useful for the solar experiment. This humanity is made up of people that have no interest in the solar ideas. This root race thinks only of their bank accounts, of new cars, of the actors and actresses in Hollywood. These are people who only want passionate, sexual pleasures, drugs, etc. Obviously, this humanity is not useful for the solar experiment. People like these have to be destroyed and this is what the [Spiritual Absolute] Sun is going to do. The [Spiritual Absolute] Sun will destroy these people and will create a new root race in new continents that will emerge from the bottom of the ocean.”- Samael Aun Weor, Lecture “Harvest of the Sun”
As you see, Apollo is also called the Destroyer in the book of Revelation. People always associate Apollyon with a demon, but the Book of Revelation states very clear “as they have as a king an Angel of the abyss.” It does not say a demon of the abyss, it is an angel of the abyss, whos name in Greek is Aπόλλων Apollyon, Apollo.
“And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is (alchemically written from the right to the left) Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name (written from the left to the right) Aπόλλων Apollyon.” – Revelation 9:11
The objective of creation is to create solar men, individuals with awakened consciousness. If you talk about these matters with people outside of these studies, they do not care about this. This humanity is really lost. Rare are those that listen to the solar ideas. Rare are those that listen to Apollo. So, Apollo is indeed like the God Shiva of the Hindu pantheon, who is both creator and destroyer. The soul cannot be destroyed. But the physical body, the mentality, the sentimentalism that we have can be destroyed. All of those things that we think we are. The poor soul is bottled up within that false-self, within that ego that crystallizes in this physical world. Humanity is identified with the lunar aspect, Nahemah and Lilith. The two lunar aspects. Rare is that one that is trying to enter into the solar aspect of the matter, which is to sublimate the light of the Nu "𝛎" of Aπόλλων Apollon from Yesod up to the Ain Soph Aur, that is, from wrong to right.
The Greek Nu "𝛎" is the same Aramaic Nun "נ", which means fish, clear symbol of the masculine spermatozoid and feminine ovum.
As Madame Blavatsky explains, Aπόλλω Apollo is the same Michael, and Michael is the archangel of the sun. Michael מיכאל means “who is like God” and that is the Mi מי, the solar force of י Iod (the spermatozoid and ovum) in the the מ Mem, or creative waters of life. Michael has that Mi מי that we spoke about in other lectures, which means “Who” in English. This is why Michael means “who is like God (El אל).”
Any solar system needs a Logos in order to exist. Many times we have talked about Christ as the logos, the Word; but when we talk about this, they always assume that Christ is only related to the sun. But, we have explained in other lectures that all the planets are part of the sun. That is why when we study the Tree of Life, we study all of the Sephiroth in relation with the sun.
It is written in the Book of Revelation that Alpha and Omega relate to the seven vowels, or the seven churches, or the seven candelabra in the right hand of the Lord. It is because the Lord is light, related to seven spirits.
In the descent into the matter that light divides into seven, and then further into twelve. Remember that the seven spirits before the throne of God are related to this solar system and are the highest family, we can say, of Logoi that we have named many times in other lectures: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Michael, Samael, Zachariel, and Orifiel
These are the main seven, because they are the heads of the seven rays of creation in this solar system. There are other Logoi related to the other planets, because in total this solar system has 13. Behold here the symbol of Christ with his 12 apostles, replicated in the solar system; but also here are the 12 tribes of the Bible. Those tribes are related to the 12 constellations or groups of stars that form the Zodiacal Belt, which our solar system goes around. Every constellation is in the Bible called a “tribe”; a tribe of lights, of splendors. In total they are the 12 tribes of Israel, which are related to the light. This the same light of Apollo, because each one of those lights or tribes influences humanity. Those 12 tribes are the 12 zodiacal signs under which we are born.
So, we receive the light of those 12 tribes, we receive the light of the 12 apostles or 12 planets or Logoi and we belong to any of the 7 rays of Christ, which is a multiple perfect unity. The highest among all of those sparks is the master Aberamentho, who is a Paramarthasatya, a being that abandoned the abode of the Ain in order to appear in this solar system, to help this terrestrial humanity. That is why when we name master Jesus, he is a very high being. We know that he is that being that represented Apollo or Christ or Suriya, the Solar God. The messiah is indeed a great symbol.
Here we find another quotation from Isis Unveiled from Madame Blavatsky, which tells us about that solar fire, which of course is symbolized with the ten Sephiroth and the Tree of Good and Evil in the middle. Why? Because Apollo is the one who unleashes the mystery of the Tree of Good and Evil. As good, he is creator; as evil, he is a destroyer. But it is not a person, it is a force, it is a solar energy, and it depends on how we use it. It is the origin of the Gods. Madame Blavatsky states:
“The advent of Apollo’s solar fire transforms us radically, it is “The chaos of the ancient, the Zoroastrian sacred fire, or the Atash-Behran of the Parsees; the Hermes-fire, the Helmes-fire of ancient Germans; the lightning of Cybele; the burning torch of Apollo; the flame of the altar of Pan, the inextinguishable fire in the temple on the Acropolis, and in that of Vesta; the fire-flame of Pluto’s helm, the brilliant sparks on the hats of the Dioscuri, on the Gorgon head, the helm of Pallas, and on the Caduceus of Mercury. The Egyptian Ptah-Ra, the Grecian Zeus Cataibates (descending from Heaven to Earth according to Pausanias); the Pentecostal fire tongues; the burning bush of Moses; the pillar of fire in the Exodus, and the burning lamp of Abraham. The eternal fire of the bottomless pit, the Delphic oracular vapors, the sidereal light of the Rosicrucian-Gnostics, the Akasha of the Hindu adepts, the Astral Light of Eliphas Levi, the nerve-aura and the fluid of the magnetists, the Od of Reichembach, the Psychod and the ectenic force of Thury, the psychic force of Sergeant Cox, and the atmospheric magnetism of some naturalists; Galvanism, and finally, electricity. All these are but various names for many different manifestations or effects of the same mysterious, all-pervading cause, the Greek Archeus." – Madame Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled
So, that is what Apollo is. It is an energy. That is why it is stated that those who were worshiping Apollo were priestesses and priests that knew the mystery of the Tree of Good and Evil. That is why in mythology it is stated that Apollo was the son of Zeus or Jupiter, with Leto. Leto is also Leta, which means wife, and from that comes the word “Leda”; that goddess that Zeus seduced in the form of a swan. Many state that Leda took the shape of a swan in order to receive Zeus. This reminds us of the swan, which is a beautiful bird. A white bird which is related with love. This also reminds us of the white dove of the Holy Spirit that fecundated Mary. Same myth, which is nothing but an allegory of those alchemists that work with the two forces that we call Abba and Aima Elohim, within.
When we start working with Abba and Aima, we have to go to Hyperborea. That is, beyond the boreas, beyond the north wind. Do you realize that when you breathe, you are using your north, the top of your head? That is the wind. What is beyond your breathing, your lungs, your nose? It is the hyperborea. There is where the sun, Apollo appears in the Sahasrara chakra. And from there that spiritual bird called the white dove or swan descends into your matter, when you are pure like a swan; like Leda, we can say, because in this case Leda represents your physicality that is starting to be purified. And, when your physicality is purified, then you receive that beautiful swan, in the case of Mary, who was chaste and received that swan. That Mary represents your physicality, because before Mary was the Virgin Mary, she was Mary Magdalene. Magdalene relates with the “mag” of magi, since it is a priest of priestess.
In the alchemical language your physicality is a priestess—because the physicality, Malkuth, is always feminine, kabbalistically speaking—which you are starting to work with, in order to annihilate your 7 capital sins, so that you may become Daphne, a virgin. Daphne; Greek: Δάφνη, meaning "laurel." Daphne is a minor figure in Greek mythology, she is a nereid, a variety of sea nymph associated with fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater. Daphne is forced to sacrifice her body and become the laurel tree as her only form of escape from the pressures of Apollo's constant sexual desires. Apollo crafts himself a wreath out of her laurel branches and turning her into a symbol of chastity.
Chastity or virginity, is something that is acquired. It is an alchemical process; a long process. When you finally are physically chaste, then the white dove or the swan, Zeus, comes and fecundates you, and inserts into your heart, Apollo, the solar God; Christ in other words.
This is what happened to the alchemists that follow the rules of Alchemy. They long for the incarnation of Christ, for the incarnation of Apollo, which in this day and age is teaching through Samael Aun Weor.
I remember the Master Samael stated in one of his lectures, and in one of his books as well, that many Kabbalists state that Geburah that is ruled by Samael, ruled by Mars and that many try to be in contact with Geburah through Mars, but they fail. Why? It is because Geburah is actually ruled by the sun. It is also ruled by Mars, but mainly by the sun. We will say in this case that there are two suns in the heavens of the Tree of Life: Tiphereth and Geburah. That is why is Geburah is the intuitional world, the world of intuition. When we talk about Geburah, we talk about intuition. But people who do not have direct experience in the superior worlds with Geburah think it is only Martian. Mars rules not only Geburah, but also Gedulah or Chesed. The Sun also rules Geburah, because there are two suns, especially in our physicality.
The first sun in Tiphereth relates to our heart, with its systole and diastole. But there is a strength, a might that performs this pumping and relaxing of the heart, which is Geburah. This might is that force that pushes the blood in all of our physicality. So really, Geburah palpitates in all of our physical body, in all the blood which is red, which is why the color of Geburah is red. Geburah is associated with and intimately related to Tiphereth. This relation is explained in the following symbols that we find in the book of Revelation:
"And the fifth angel sounded (his knowledge), and I saw a star (solar energy) fall from heaven (of Geburah) unto (the blood of) the earth (our physicality): and to him (the intelligence of the solar energy) was given the key of (Yesod) the bottomless pit (of sex). And he (the intelligence of the solar energy) opened the bottomless pit (of Klipoth); and there arose a (libertine) smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace (of libertine sexual fire); and the sun (of understanding in the pineal gland) and the air (of intellectualism) were darkened by reason of the (libertine) smoke of the (ardent sexual) pit (that penetrated within the central nervous system). And there came out of the (libertine) smoke locusts (insatiable lustful entities) upon the earth (the physicality of fornicators): and unto them (the insatiable lustful entities) was given (karmic) power, as the scorpions of the earth have (sexual) power. And it was commanded them (the insatiable lustful entities) that they should not hurt the grass of the earth (grass is the flesh -עור aur- of the earth, that transforms solar light -אור aur - and becomes cattle's food and cattle represents Malkuth, our physicality, then not hurt the grass means not hurt the flesh of those who feed their soul with solar light), neither any green thing (sense that perceives solar light), neither any tree (any solar body of the initiate that is born in the light and for the light); but only those (fornicator) men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads (that is, which have not seminize their brain, Metzach). And to them (those insatiable lustful entities) it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months (in Klipoth, hell, with kamaduro and karmasaya): and their torment (or agony of their second death in Klipoth) was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a (fornicator) man. And in those days (in Klipoth-hell) shall men seek (the second) death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and (the second) death shall flee from them (until they pay their karmic debts of kamaduro and karmasaya). And the shapes of the locusts (or insatiable lustful entities) were like unto horses (fierily inhaling and exhaling their libertine engulfed stench) prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men (because they were intellectual animals). And they had hair as the hair of (two) women (lilith and nahemah), and their teeth (Shin-fire) were as the teeth (Shin-fire) of lions (of karma, reary to torment them, their creators).
And they had breastplates (puffed up with arrogance and self-importance), as it were breastplates of iron (as the valkyries from Geburah); and the sound of their wings (thoughts) was as the sound of chariots of many horses (fierily inhaling and exhaling their libertine engulfed stench) running to battle. And they had tails (animal instincts) like unto scorpions, and there were stings (venoms) in their (kundabuffer) tails: and their power was to hurt (fornicator) men five months (karma). And (in Klipoth) they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but (in Yesod, the venerable Microcosmic Chaos of sex out of which - Kabbalistically – is explained how the human being is formed,) in the Greek tongue has his name Απολλυων Apollyon." Revelation 9: 1-11
So, Revelation talks about Apollo (Michael מיכאל) and talks about the fifth angel or spirit that descends from the heaven of Geburah, with the key of Yesod or the bottomless pit. That is the key of good and evil. That fifth angel is Samael, but John the Divine says:
"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit (Klipoth), whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in (Yesod) the Greek tongue has his name Apollyon, (which in Latin is Apollo)."
The Alpha and Omega of (ἈΠΌΛΛΩ) Apollo brings to my mind Jesus, Master Aberamentho, who said:
" I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending (of Apollo and Aberamentho), saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, (שדי Shaddai) the Almighty (God in Yesod).... and have the keys of hell and of death."
"I (Apollo ἈΠΌΛΛΩ) speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.
They answered and said unto him, Abraham (Chesed) is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham (Chesed). But now you seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.
You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." - John 8: 38-44
When, those who do not know Kabbalah and Alchemy read the former quotations, they say, "I do not understand.” Samael is the fifth angel, but Apollo is (Michael מיכאל), the fourth and Shaddai שדי is the God of Abraham in Yesod. Only when you know Alchemy, do you understand that John the Divine is talking about the same Christic Solar Force in Yesod. As it is written:
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” - Revelation 5: 6
Christ, the lamb is not only Shaddai שדי, the Almighty force of Yesod, but also seven horns or rays, and seven eyes or chakras in the central nervous system in each of the seven bodies of the true human being. Moreover, the seven spirits are also the seven planetary forces, the same Christ that acts in this solar system, whose rays are positive and negative. That is precisely meaning of the Tree of Knowledge. The tree of knowledge of good and evil has two serpents: one solar and the other lunar, two forces. Master Samael said:
“Nostradamus, the great astrologist who lived in the Middle Ages, asserted that in the year 1999 Hercolubus will pass close to the Earth, and he clarified this in his prophecies when he said, “The cloud will cause two suns to appear.” - Samael Aun Weor
Let us take that prophecy as it relates with Alchemy, and we will see two suns, Tiphereth and Geburah, emerging from the cloud or mist of Yesod.
“But there went up a cloud from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” - Genesis 2: 6
“For the cloud of Iod-Havah was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel (Tiphereth), throughout all their journeys (initiations).” - Exodus 40:38)
“It is by him (Apollo) that the masters of the secret doctrine and all students of the good law shall be enlightened and flourish when He rises again.” - Zohar
Tiphereth and Geburah are the two Sephiroth are ruled by the Sun, yet the cloud of Yesod that waters the whole face of the ground is ruled by the Moon.
Tiphereth, by itself, is ruled by the Sun and Venus. When I experienced that Sephirah Tiphereth, I saw that is was related with Venus and also with the Sun; but then I understood, and I said “Well before the Sun rises, Venus appears, and before the sun sets, Venus appears as well.” So Venus and the Sun are related to the initiation of Tiphereth. But, Geburah is not ruled by Venus but by Mars and the Sun; the might of Mars in Yesod-Scorpio and the Sun in Geburah. So, there are two suns related with our monad, or the initiation that we have to intuitively see, and we comprehend this when we are on the path. There are two suns in our psychological space; not this physical space, but the psychological, initiatic space inside of us. We have to see these two lights, two suns.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the (7) stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.” - Genesis 1: 16, 17
That is why it is stated that the rider, or fifth angel that appears in the book of Revelation is a rider on a white horse and his name is Samael, who is the ruler of the solar fire in our physicality. We understand the returning of the solar forces in these two Sephiroth in an alchemical manner, thus we comprehend the mystery of Apollo.
Here we have the pentagram with the tetragrammaton. This is a powerful symbol of Christ. Behold how all the symbols relate to the seven spirits: in the arms of tetragrammaton we find Mars (♂︎), in the feet we find Saturn (♄) at the top of the head we find Jupiter (♃) and in the middle we find Mercury (☿) and Venus (♀︎). Also the Sun (☉) and the Moon (☽), the two polarities are in the middle. The seven spirits are synthesized in the pentagram. This is why this is a very powerful symbol of Christ and a symbol of the elements, the five elements:
- Ether, represented by the space
- Water, represented by the cup
- Air, represented by the staff
- Fire, represented by the sword
- Earth, represented by the Star of David
But behold that the tetragrammaton or the pentagram in this case has Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. Omega (Ω) here is upside down, in order to show that the forces of sex—which are there in the omega, the big O (Ω)—have to go up through the caduceus of Mercury and by the forces of Venus. This is what is between Alpha and Omega, the many forces of the caduceus, Alchemy. This is what the pentagram teaches us. This is why when we said Alpha and Omega in the pentagram, we understand that the letter omega (Ω) is in the sexual organs.
In Alchemy, we ask, “Where in my physicality can I find the solar absolute, that force that is the Alpha that descends in different levels and steps and finally crystallizes in my physicality. Where is it?” That big O, or omega, is in the sex. There is where we find our own particular solar absolute. That is why the law of the Common-Cosmic Trogoautoegocrat states that all the forces that the solar absolute sends into the universe have to return back to the absolute, in order for that circle or circuit to continue creating new solar systems. The energy descends from the absolute and returns to it. That is the circuit of energy.
So, the solar absolute light ends in the very center of our philosophical earth, which is called the physical body; and in the very center of this planet as well, which is the Astral Light, the Christ.
“And (Od אד) a mist went up from (the core of the) the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground (האדמה H'Adamah).” - Genesis 2: 6
This is why in Delphi you found the priestesses that were in a tripod in the middle of a well, a bottomless pit with vapors from the earth arising from it. The priestess or priest and the great seers told that those vapors were coming from the center of the Earth, from the very ninth sphere, which is the astral light which descends from the Absolute.
The oracle of Apollo was at Delphos, the city of the delfu, womb or abdomen; the place of the temple was denominated the omphalos or navel. The symbols are female and lunary." - Isis Unveiled
That is why those priestesses would enter into ecstasy when receiving those vapors into their physicality (and watered the whole face of their ground) and would make predictions and prophecies. That is why they were called the priestesses of Apollo, because אד Od, the female creative sexual force of the Earth, Malkuth, is more receptive to the solar forces. The Earth, the ground, is feminine.
They were called pythonists, a name which is derived from Pythia, from Pytho, which in myth was the original name of Delphi. It is stated that when Apollo was born, the first thing he did was to kill the python, an evil serpent; in other words, the wrong, negative crystallization of the astral light in us, which is called the Kundabuffer Organ. This is the first task of Apollo or Christ in us: to annihilate that python. But the priestesses were called the pythonists because they were brazen serpents, priestesses of Pythia, the light of Kundalini; thus, their predictions were positive.
The dragon and Michael, Apollo killing the dragon, etc etc, they are all the same myth that encloses the mystery of Apollo, which is related with your heart. Why? Remember that Apollo has two Ls. That is why many investigators say that Apollo was bisexual. If we take this term 50 years back, it is understood in the correct context, but in this day and age, no! Today this word is very polluted; in this day and age to be bisexual is to be a degenerate. So, Apollo was not bisexual in that sense. To be really a “bisexual” is to be a hermaphrodite or androgynous; meaning, having the two polarities. The woman has the solar polarity and the man has the solar polarity: feminine and masculine. That is why Apollo was androgynous, and not only Apollo but all of the Gods of Olympus were androgynous, all the Sephiroth are androgynous. That is why Abba and Aima, father and mother, our own particular Jah-havah have both polarities. Jah, the masculine, and Havah, the feminine. Havah is the Hebrew way of saying Eve. These two, Jah-havah are the androgynaity, the two polarities that we speak in many lectures about. This is how the two Ls of Apollo, those two Lameds relate to the heart; it is the heart that knows Alchemy, the heart that knows the knowledge of Good and Evil. The great Omega is the transmutation of the sexual force through the caduceus of Mercury.
Who is mercury? Mercury is Shiva, the mercurial force, the sexual matter that we need to transform, since there are many types of mercury. And it is through love, Venus, that we transform the brute mercury, the semen, into energy, in order to liberate the soul of the mercury. And from the soul of the mercury we extract and awaken the third type of mercury which is the fecundated mercury, which in Alchemy is called sulfur. When we achieve that we create inside of ourselves, with the power of the sun, the solar light, our inner solar bodies, which is what the sun wants. But he utilizes all of his seven spirits in order to do that within. You see it is not just the sun, but all the seven planets around you and all the 12 constellations doing that work within you when you enter into the path of Alchemy.
All of those archetypes are ruled by Apollo.
Beside this quote we find this beautiful image of Michelangelo. Coincidence? No. We see the connection between Michelangelo, the angel Michael, and his decision to paint the Christ as Apollo. He painted Apollo by the cross, because this is what Christ is. He works with the cross: the masculine vertical phallus, and the horizontal feminine vagina connected. This is the lingam-yoni of the Greeks that we need in order to awaken the fire. Here is the virgin.
Michaelangelo, the great painter, painted all of them naked originally, even the Virgin Mary, but when those priests at that time came and saw what he painted, they were scandalized: “No! Our Lord naked!” they said. And Michaelangelo said “The truth is naked!” But, the sanctimonious priests made their painters cover the sex and paint Mary in that way; but. Originally, they were completely naked, like in the works of the ancient Greeks, where you find Venus naked, Apollo naked. Covering the truth is what this humanity likes, covering the truth with lies. Unfortunately, we could not find the naked Jesus and this is the only one we could find, but maybe someone in the future will put the naked truth, because Jesus says “I am the truth!” And if you cover the truth with veils, then you cannot see the truth. We are unveiling that so that you can see the truth and he says, “Behold he comes with clouds…”
When I say clouds, it brings to my mind what we said in another lecture, regarding the pillar of clouds that was guiding the Israelites in the wilderness during the day, and the pillar of fire at night.
“Behold, he [the Sun, Apollo Ἀπόλλω] comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega [the Sun, Apollo Ἀπόλλω], the beginning [sunrise] and the ending [sunset], says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty... his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shining in his strength. I am Alpha and Omega [the Sun, Apollo Ἀπόλλω], the first and the last [shakti potential]: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in (the spinal medulla) Assiah [the world of matter].” - Revelation 1
So, Jesus is the mysterious hyperborean or solar God that manifested in this root race, for this humanity. That is why Christianity flourished in Greece. That is why Paul—who we find between Alpha and Omega, A- PAUL-O—spread the teachings of Christianity. They recognized the solar light. But that great God that reincarnated as Apollo was Jeshua, a name which means “savior” in Hebrew.
In order to see the mystery of Jesus, we need to understand what Pontius Pilate, who represents the mind, says about the crucifixion:
“In the future, many people will wait for the coming of this great solar God, but because they are blind and fanatic, they do not know the mystery of this son of God. The son of the absolute, Apollo. So let us write in Latin, in Greek, and in Hebrew, so they can unveil the mystery of Jesus.”
“And it came to pass, that, as I (Paul) made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon (twelve o’clock in the day), suddenly (Apollo) there shone (as Alpha and Omega) from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am (Alpha and Omega) Jesus of Nazareth (Aberamentho), whom thou persecutest. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.” - Acts 22: 6-9
Unfortunately, people only study the Hebrew pantheon, the Hebrew teachings, but never delve into the Greek or Roman pantheon. Here we are going into the Latin pantheon and the Greek pantheon, in order for you to understand that everything has wisdom, not only the Hebrew pantheon. You find Chokmah, Christ, Sofia, in the Greek pantheon, the Latin pantheon, the Hindu pantheon, and everywhere, because the solar light, Apollo shines everywhere, but especially in the Hyperborean area. That is why the Polish people love Christ a lot, because they are close to the Pole. But not only the Polish, all of those Europeans that come from the Hyperborea. That is why the Nordics relate to it. This is what you have to understand, this mystery that we are unveiling here that is for everybody. But you do not need to be pale and with blue eyes in order to work in Alchemy. It does not matter what color your skin is, or the color of your eyes, because the true light shines within your heart, which is always bright. And that is the point: that light is Apollo. That is why Master Jesus, when he descended from the thirteenth Eon, the Ain, he said in the Pistis Sophia:
“For this cause have I chosen you verily from the beginning through the First Mystery. Rejoice then and exult, for when I set out for the world, I brought from the beginning with me twelve powers, as I have told you from the beginning, which I have taken from the twelve saviors of the Treasury of the Light, according to the command of the First Mystery. These then I cast into the womb of your [divine] mothers, when I came into the world, that is those which are in your bodies today. For these powers have been given unto you before the whole world, because ye are they who will save the whole world, and that ye may be able to endure the threat of the rulers of the world and the pains of the world and its dangers and all its persecutions, which the rulers of the height will bring upon you. For many times have I said unto you that I have brought the power in you out of the twelve saviors who are in the Treasury of the Light. For which cause I have said unto you indeed from the beginning that ye are not of the world. I also am not of it. For all men who are in the world have gotten their souls out of [the power of] the rulers of the aeons. But the power which is in you is from me; your souls belong to the height. I have brought twelve powers of the twelve saviors of the Treasury of the Light, taking them out of the portion of my power which I did first receive. And when I had set forth for the world, I came into the midst of the rulers of the sphere and had the form of Gabriel the angel of the aeons; and the rulers of the aeons did not know me, but they thought that I was the angel Gabriel [better said: Geburah-El].”
You see, Geburah is hidden in Gabriel. Gabriel is really Geburah-El, the God of Geburah; it is that force which descends from Geburah (the fifth Sephirah) into Malkuth or we will say to Yesod, the sexual force. When we feel the sexual potency, it is Geburah who gives that to the male, in order for him to have an erection, and to the woman for her sexual humidity. That might, that sexual force, descends from Geburah into Yesod the sexual force, in males and females. That is why Yesod, Gabriel in Hebrew is Geburah-El, the God of Geburah, or the “mighty man.” Gabriel is represented by the mighty male, the mighty force. But that mighty force, Geburah-El is in its depth Samael, the God of Volcanoes; the fire that is in the center of our philosophical Earth as well as the planet Earth.
Master Jesus dictated the above quotation in the Pistis Sophia. Here he is talking about the first mystery. Who is the first mystery? Kether, the first emanation of the light, the Theomertmalogos. When Chokmah, the savior, incarnates, that light emanates from Kether, the Father, the first mystery of the Theomertmalogos, that is “in the beginning,” Berashyth.”
“The beginning created Elohim בראשית ברא אלהים-Berashyth Bera Elohim.” - Genesis 1: 1
“Prana is the Vital Christ or Great Breath. That Vital Christ is modified into Akasha, within which the Son, the First Begotten, the Purusha of every human being, is hidden.
Akasha is modified into Ether, and the Ether is transformed into Tattvas. The Tattvas are the origin of fire, air, water, and earth. Therefore, everything that exists, everything that has been, and everything that shall be comes from the Great Breath, the Cosmic Christ, the Army of the Voice, whose supreme commander is Jesus Christ (master Aberamentho).
Paranishpanna (absolute happiness) without Paramartha (awakened consciousness) is not happiness.
Jesus Christ (master Aberamentho) attained Paramartha and Paranishpanna; nonetheless, he renounced the happiness of (Ain) the Unmanifested Absolute to come and save human beings and Gods.
When the Elohim or glorious Dhyanis started to weave in the loom of God, they cried with pain when contemplating the twilight of the Uncreated Light that seemed to sink as a frightful setting sun. Then Jesus Christ (master Aberamentho), the great Paramarthasatya, passed through the Dhyani-pasa and came into the cosmic garden to save the Gods, whose innumerable virginal sparks or Jivas are devolving and evolving during this Mahakalpa.
I, Samael Aun Weor, was a witness of all of these things. I saw when that Great Being entered the sanctuary and signed a pact of salvation for human beings and he crucified himself on his cross. I witnessed the dawn of the Mahamanvantara and give testimony of all of these things.
Later on, at the dawn of the fourth round, the Master sent his Buddha in order for him to prepare himself in this valley of tears. That Buddha is his soul called Jesus.” - Samael Aun Weor.
Such was the beginning of the Elohim with the master Aberamentho, master of the light, who descended down with 12 saviors, or 12 powers. In other words, Christ is 12: 12 forces. That is why he chose 12 apostles. He explains that each one of them were part of him because all of us are part of the Lord. When you have an experience with the Lord in the world of Chokmah, you find that there is no personality at that level. You will not say, “Oh I experienced Chokmah, the second sephirah that relates with the son, Christ, and I saw that is Jesus” No. If you concentrate in Jesus, you will see him. If you concentrate in Krishna in Chokmah, you will see Krishna and also Krishnamurti.
Master Samael Aun Weor stated:
"Much has been said about Alcyone (Greek: Ἁλκυόνη), and this invites us to reflect. Once, while in the superior dimensions, I had to converse extensively with him. I then verified that he is truly an adept of the great White Fraternity. He greatly mentioned the star Alcyone, and also referred to Krishnamurti. In some way, he associated Krishnamurti with that star. This is profoundly significant."
“All of us, the endoteric Gnostic brothers and sisters, proposed ourselves to investigate the Krishnamurti case in the superior worlds. After many patient works, we arrived at the following conclusions:
First: Every human being is a trio of body, soul, and spirit.
Second: When the spirit [Chesed / Atman] defeats matter, it becomes a buddha.
Third: When the soul [Tiphereth / Manas] purifies and sanctifies itself, then it is called a bodhisattva.
Fourth: The spirit of Krishnamurti is a buddha.
Fifth: The soul of Krishnamurti is a bodhisattva.
There are many buddhas in Asia who have not incarnated the Christ yet.
There is a ray within every human being that unites us to the Absolute. That ray is our resplendent dragon of wisdom, the internal Christ, the sephirotic crown.
The buddhas who have not incarnated the internal Christ have not Christified themselves yet.
Krishnamurti’s buddha has already incarnated his resplendent dragon of wisdom, his particular ray, his own internal Christ (his Glorian).” - Samael Aun Weor
Personally, I resolved to investigate (Alcyone) Krishnamurti through meditation, because the only way to truly investigate a Master is to meditate in Chokmah; thus, at the level of Chokmah, I concentrated in Krishnamurti. And then I had an experience with Krishnamurti, but in that experience I was Krishnamurti, even though he was of course still alive at that time. It is impossible for there to be two Krishnamurtis, but then I understood that I had penetrated into Chokmah where everybody is one: at this level, there is no personality.
If at the level of Chokmah, if you want to investigate who Jesus is, you will see yourself as Jesus. If I want to investigate you, then I will become you, because as he is explains, all of the souls emanated from Him, Chokmah, Christ.
The one speaking in this quotation is Christ, Apollo, the solar light. All of us come from that light. Unfortunately, we are trapped within the matter and that is why we do not see that all of us are one, the same force.
So, when we walk on the path, then we discover who this Apollo is. If you want to concentrate on Apollo in Chokmah, you will see what Arjuna saw when he asked Krishna “show me your universal form.” Arjuna entered into Samadhi and saw Vishnu, the universal form of Krishna which is thousands of individuals in him. It is because everyone is one in Christ. That is why the Master explains that the main forces of any solar system are those that have already become one with Christ; they are the seven logoi, etc who are already one with him. The 12 constellations and all the stars that shine in the zodiacal belt already became one with Christ. That is why they are shining.
If we follow the path, eventually, in the future, we will be another one of those shining stars in space; but right now, we are darkness. Our Earth is empty and formless, alchemically speaking. We have to work with these solar ideas in order to be born spiritually, internally. That is the treasury of the light. What is the treasury of the light? The Ain Soph Aur, the solar absolute. If we penetrate into that, we discover the multiple perfect unity; that we are in the very bottom of that multiple perfect unity.
You see, here is the earth, and if you work with the Tree of Good and Evil, the Tree of Knowledge found in the middle of the Tree of Life, you eventually will become a solar man. A solar man is someone who developed within the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and who has become one with Apollo, Christ.
So now you understand why, in this day and age, chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation states that a star falls from heaven with a key to the bottomless pit, and that knowledge is that knowledge that we are giving now and his name in Greek is Apollyon. If we do not follow the rules, then he will destroy this humanity which is lunar, which is of the left, which is Abbadon (אבדון). Abba אב, in Hebrew means, “father”; adon אדון, means “mister.” Adonai אדני in Atziluth is the lord of Malkuth. In Hebrew Abbadon (אבדון) is written from right to left, when they want to address you respectfully, they will say Adon אדון and then your name, like in that Italian Opera when they say Don Giovanni.
“And (Od אד) a mist went up from (Malkuth) the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” - Genesis 2: 6
So, the letter א Aleph (symbol of the Spirit) in the name Abbadon אבדון is alchemically comprised, from right to left and down, as follows: from Ob אב (Chesed) to Od אד (Geburah) down to Aun און virility or lustiness in Yesod. Remember that there are two paths before us, the lunar path of the second death, or the solar path of the psychological death for the revolution of the consciousness: for the lunar way, Abbadon אבדון, it is written:
"For it is a fire that consumes to destruction (אבדון-Abbadon), and would root out every (evil) I harvest" - Job 31: 12
And the solar way is obviously Aπόλλων Apollyon or Apollo. In other words, the way to sublimate the light of the Nu "𝛎" of Aπόλλων Apollon from Yesod up to the Ain Soph Aur.
"For I have said, Mercy (Ob אב, Abraham אברהם-Chesed-חסד) shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens." - Psalm 89: 2
“For it is written, that Abraham (Ob אב, Abraham אברהם-Chesed-חסד) had two sons (with Od אד), the one (Od אד) by a bondmaid, the other (Od אד) by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman (Od אד) was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman (Od אד) was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these (two Od אד) are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise (better said, the children of Aun און, the spiritual virility, the beginning of the spiritual strength of Ob אב, Abraham אברהם-Chesed). But as then he (Nephesh-נפש, the ego) that was born after the flesh persecuted him (Neshamah-נשמה, the soul) that was born after the Spirit (the Ruach-רוח), even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we (the twice born) are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.” - Galatians 4:22-31
Audience: In the beginning of this great cosmic day Saturn neutered Ouranos, which means the emergence of Saturnian round from the solar absolute, but then latter you said that Ouranos appears again since Chokmah relates to the solar round, and Chokmah is Ouranos. Is there a relationship between the Ouranos of the solar round and the Ouranos that is castrated in the beginning of the great cosmic day?
Instructor: The Ouranos of the first and second rounds is an unfoldment of Chaos. Ouranos rules the sexual glands. Even now we are ruled by Ouranos, in this age of Aquarius, because Aquarius is ruled by Ouranos. So the descent of Ouranos from Ourania, the Ain Soph, the Chaos, is allegorized in many ways by the different abysses, or pralayas, as we already explained here. It is the unfoldment of the Cosmic Christ or the uncreated light of the absolute, the Ain Soph Aur, into the different rounds, namely, the Saturnian, Solar, Lunar and Terrestrial rounds. In all of those rounds Ouranos is always there, but in different levels. Meditate on that and you will see it. Remember:
“In the beginning Elohim (the Theomertmalogos) created (Ouranos) the heaven and (Gaia) the earth. And (Gaia as Akasha or ākāśa आकाश) the earth was (in Chaos, that is,) formless, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Abyss. And (Eros) the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the (creative) waters. And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.” - Genesis 1: 1-3
Audience: I heard the name of many deities related to the spiritual absolute sun, but I did not hear about Avalokiteshvara, is that the same thing?
Instructor: Yes, Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, Chenrezig, etc, from Buddhism, Taoism and others, represent the same thing. The many arms and hands of Avalokiteshvara represent the many manifestations of the spiritual absolute sun. So, it is the same symbol.
Audience: Is the Ain Soph the same as Mulaprakriti or is that another symbol?
Instructor: Yes, the Ain Soph is Mulaprakriti or the root of Prakriti. Mulaprakriti is the feminine aspect of the space, the Ain Soph, from where all of the universes emerge and return; that is the mahamanvantara and the mahapralaya, that relate to the complete circle that begins in the Ain Soph. Mulaprakriti, the manifestation of the matter or the different Prakritis, because in Gnosticism we study the five aspects of Prakriti or the Divine Mother, which is related with the Pentagram. So, the first aspect is the Mulaprakriti.
Audience: You related Geburah to the blood and the physical body and I want to know if Geburah is also related to willpower?
Instructor: Yes, Geburah is martian and solar and is related to willpower, to might. Geburah is related to the Sun and to Mars, since in the world of Atziluth it is related to Elohim Gibor, Elohim Gebur or Geburah, the Gods and Goddesses of Geburah, the positive ray of Mars. Through the heart, the might of Geburah descends into Yesod, thus, Geburah gives us sexual potency through the blood. When we transmute the sexual potency of our sexual energy, we then develop willpower within. In the beginning we are very weak, because as animals we are accustomed to the spilling of the sexual solar force. But, when we begin to transmute the sexual force, our will, which is very weak, becomes strengthened. Thus, our willpower becomes almighty. It is that might, that willpower that your particular, individual God wants. This is why in Gnosticism we say, our motto is Thelema (greek for willpower).
Audience: Is the Ain Soph feminine?
Instructor: As the womb of the universe, yes, the Ain Soph is feminine, and it has to be fecundated.
Audience: By the Ain Soph Aur?
Instructor: No, but by the Ain; the Ain Soph Aur, using this similitude is the Son, the Spiritual Absolute Sun or Solar Absolute. Thus, when we address the Absolute, we have to understand that the Absolute is eternal venerable darkness.
“Ancient wisdom states that darkness is in itself Father/Mother, and Light (Apollo) is its Child.
It is evident that the Uncreated Light has an unknown origin, absolutely unknowable to us.
In no way do we exaggerate if we emphasize the idea that the origin of the Uncreated Light is darkness.” - Samael Aun Weor
Nonetheless, the manifestation of the two universal polarities, namely, matter and energy, emerge from the absolute. So, the Solar Absolute, the Ain Soph Aur is the Protocosmos or first cosmos. Aur in Hebrew is “light,” the first manifestation of the Absolute, which is not visible through the telescopes, because it is within the unknowable divine. It is that Seity that we call the Cosmic Christ, the zero or seventh dimension. From the Ain Soph Aur comes creation, the manifested rounds, that we named, the Saturnian epoch, Solar epoch, Lunar epoch and now, our Terretrial epoch.
Audience: So, in the Mahapralaya, nothing returns into the Ain but to the Ain Soph?
Instructor: Yes, in the Mahapralaya, everything returns to the Ain Soph.
Audience: Did Jesus enter the Ain?
Instructor: Yes, he did! In order to enter into the Ain, one needs to gain the right. In order to gain that right, one has to help different humanities throughout different cosmic days, because the law of Christ is sacrifice. Thus, when those beings that have reached the level of cosmocreators gain that right, then they enter into the Ain. Jesus Christ, the Master Aberamentho gained that right a long time ago. Nonetheless, he left the Ain, in order to come to this universe to help, in order to show us the way, because he already gained that right. When this planet dissapears, he will enter the Ain again. Other Gods are trying to enter into the thirteenth Aeon, the Ain, because most of the Gods that appear in this Cosmic Day, belong to the twelveth Aeon, the Ain Soph. The Unmanifested Divine Mother is the Ain Soph.
Audience: In the polar epoch was there not a physical earth or physical bodies?
Instructor: In the polar epoch they were physical, but not as dense as we are right now, because they were the first manifestation of matter. Thus, the physical manifestation that we talk about here manifests in all levels. When we say physical, we talk about Malkuth, matter, manifestation, but that Malkuth was not like our tri-dimensional Malkuth; it was very subtle in comparison to our gross physical manifestation in this Terrestrial round. We need to meditate on this, in order to comprehend it better. There is always physical matter in all of these rounds, but at different levels. The level in which our physical matter is right now is very dense, gross level. The problem is that people think that life only expresses itself in the tridimensional world. For instance resurrected masters exist in the fourth dimension, which we call Eden; that Eden is not tri-dimensional life but tetra-dimesnional. Those masters have physical bodies similar to us, but superior, their physicality is immortal. In this tridimensional world we have mortal physicalities, due to the fact that we are fornicator animals. There are other physicalities that are very high, which are incomprehensible for us.
Audience: Samael rides a white horse and there are many white horses in Greek myths, as well as Mohammed rides a white horse, what are the symbols of this white horse?
Instructor: The white horse represents Malkuth, the physicality, purified physical matter; the rider of the white horse represents the one who controls his physicality very well, meaning, a white horse or winged horse controlled by the Being. Thus, the pegasus or the unicorn or white horse, that animal of four legs represents Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth, that we have to control.
Audience: So these four legs are the symbol of the four sinful bodies that we have at the same time?
Instructor: Yes, but white, purified, mastered. Behold your three brains in your physicality. The book of Revelation also talked about the four horses, namely, the white, red, black and yellow horses, which relate to the four lower Sephiroth, in different levels. One needs to know how to study the book of Revelation, since it is a very profound alchemical, kabbalistc book... so deep that nobody understand it. It some ways, it is good that know one understand this book, because no one has altered it. The rest of the books of the bible are altered, adulterated, but the book of Revelation is intact, because nobody understands it.
Audience: In the slide that shows the painting of the fifteenth chapel there is a quote that states:
“And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shining in his strength.” is that the same sword as the flaming word of the resurrected masters?
Instructor: Well, we have to understand that—as we show in the graphic of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil—the word flourishes in Daath, in the larynx, at the level of the throat, which is the Sephirah of the tantric mystery, related to the Vishuddaha Chakra. Thus, when the fire reaches that level, knowledge is granted to you, as right now, I am giving you that knowledge thanks to my tongue, since without a tongue I cannot talk. Thus, my tongue in this sense is a “a sharp two-edged sword” because I am telling you a truth, which is hidden in the criptic language or left edge, but unveiling it with the light of the right edge, that is, with the explanation of it, such is the meaning of “two-edged sword.”
The one that has the power unveils cryptic things at his own level, because the meanings of the myths that are written in all the sacred books have many levels. We are unveiling this from the level of Samael Aun Weor, the ruler of the fifth ray, because we belong to the fifth ray.
Audience: Is that related to Buddhism, when they talk about Sutras when the Buddha teaches to different people’s capacities as the conventional truths that is adapted to peoples abilities and to that absolute truth, is that the same type of aphorism?
Instructor: Yes the “two-edged sword” is the two truths or conducts of life in Buddhism, the one who awakens can see the hidden, naked truth or absolute truth. Understand, those who are on the path, can interpret those truths at different levels. Those who are completely blind can only read the dead letter, because they cannot see the spirit the vivifies the letter.
Audience: Like Nietzsche who talks about the Apollonian and Dionysian that oppose to each other?
Instructor: When Nietzsche taks about Apollonian, he addresses Apollonius of tyana, which relates indeed to this truth, because Apollonius was a disciple of Apollo, this is obvious, in his own name. Now, the other Dionysius is related to the mystery of Good and Evil, the Tree of Knowledge or Alchemy. Dionysius is the God of the vine, whose opposite is Bacchus. People in this day and age are organizing Bacchanalias, where they abuse the wine or solar energy, the sexual energy of the God of the vine, which is the true wine of spirituality. As master Jesus said:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.” - John 15: 1-5
So, the vine, as the grand sympathetic nervous system, contains the solar energy that blooms in the fruit. Thus, to drink the blood of Jesus is to drink the wine from the vine, which is the solar light from Geburah which runs in our blood. And to eat the flesh of Christ is to transmute the sexual matter; meaning, to transform the spermatozoid and ovum into energy within the sexual connubium of man and woman.
The spermatozoid and ovum are the solar energy made flesh in us, the solar energy crystallizes in our seed, in order to create life. This is represented in the mystery of the Eucharist. We already talked about this in other lectures.
So, this is the mystery of Dionysius whose opposite is Bacchus. Nietzsche knew about this mystery, he talks very clearly about this in his “Thus Spoke Zarathustra.” Unfortunately, many people misinterpreted Nietzsche, because his philosophy is very profound; in order to understand him, one needs to awaken and to be an alchemist, otherwise, one cannot.
Audience: Can you elaborate a little further on the significance of:
"And when I (Jesus) had set forth for the world, I came into the midst of the rulers of the sphere and had the form of Gabriel the angel of the aeons; and the rulers of the aeons did not know me, but they thought that I was the angel Gabriel [better said: Geburah-El].” Do not you think that the rulers of the Aeons should know better?
Instructor: Well the rulers of the Aeons are the Lords of Karma, and they exist in different levels of development, of understanding. But, just as with the people of this earth, even those who rule humanity did not understand that the angel Gabriel that was sent to Mary was the same Jesus, that Christ, that solar fire, sent to the womb of his own Divine Mother. Remember: the light of Christ is divided in many parts, as Mater Samael says. The Lord has 49 parts, in synthesis, but of course there are more parts than that; we talked about the trinity, the 7, the 12, the 24 elders of revelation, etc.
Thus when Jesus appears as Gabriel in the midst of the rulers of the sphere, it is because Gabriel is one with the Lord; and not only Gabriel, but also, Raphael, Uriel, Michael, Samael, Zachariel and Orifiel, etc. Any archangel is one with the Lord in Chokmah. This what we have to comprehend and understand.
Audience: So, is the darkness of the Ain the same darkness of Klipoth? I mean, is the energy that is released from the matter of Klipoth the same energy of the Ain, so, is there a relationship between the energy of Klipoth and the energy of the Ain Soph Aur?
Speaker: When we talk about Klipoth we talk about chaos, the abyss or darkness of ignorance, and we have already stated that there are different types of chaoses, abysses and darknesses.
Master Samael Aun Weor stated:
“Respectable gentleman, friends, ladies, remember that two types of darkness exist. The first we will name darkness of silence and of the august secret of the sages. The second we will call the darkness of ignorance and error. Obviously, the first is the super-darkness (the Ain). Indubitably, the second is the infra-darkness (of Klipoth). This means that the darkness is polarized, and the negative is only the unfoldment of the positive.” - Hell the Devil and Karma
“Energy and matter emerges from the Absolute, but the absolute is neither matter nor energy.” - Tarot and Kabbalah
Audience: But, it is the same energy that is trapped in Klipoth, right?
Instructor: Is it the same energy that is trapped? No! In Klipoth we find the centrifugal energy that destroys the devolving matter. The solar fire destroys and recycles nature, so that centrifugal force of Apollo is the solar force, the fire detached from the nimbus of the Sun and fixed to Earth by the force of gravity and the weight of the atmosphere.
Audience: But, in us, in our own particular Klipoth, if we understand those omens if we understand our own darkness, then it turns into light?
Instructor: No, such darkness does not turn into light. What happens is that such destroyed polluted denser matter or darkness releases the light that was trapped within it, which is different. As matter Jesus says in Pistis Sophia:
“For all men who are in the world have gotten their (animal) souls out of [the power of] the rulers of the aeons (or rulers of nature). But the power which is in you is from me; your souls belong to the height.”
Thus, our soul belongs to the height but as Master Samael says: “we all experience life extremely wrong, we never see ourselves as we really are. We always think that we are what we are not. And even if we say that we are, and we are, and we are, we will never be more than what we are, because we are always what we are...” we are soul trapped in the ego, which is matter, which is darkness.
So the soul is light. Thus, if we disintegrate the ego what remains is light, because the Lord is light and light is part of the Lord. But, if we do not disintegrate that which traps the light of your soul, then nature will do it for you. And that is done in what we call hell, the second death.
Hell is a recycling process in which the ego—what we call anger, pride, self-esteem, vanity, lust, resentment, etc.—is disintegrated, in order to liberate the light, which is your soul. Thus, when you meditate and comprehend what you are in the darkness, then the light is liberated. When that darkness of ignorance and error is disintegrated, then you become what you truly are.
Audience: But it is a transformation of the darkness, is not it, because the energy cannot be destroyed?
Speaker: When that darkness of Klipoth is disintegrated that darkness becomes cosmic dust.
Audience: So it is not destroyed but transformed into cosmic dust, is it not?
Speaker: Well the energy and the matter that formed your ego returns to what it belongs, which is nature. It is obvious that we have mind, emotions, we have feelings, but that belongs to the rulers of nature, as it is written:
“Till thou return unto the ground (האדמה H'Adamah); for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” - Genesis 3: 19
H'Adamah (האדמה) is the matter, the ground as it is called in Genesis, but your soul is light, pure light, and when you liberate that light, you become enlightened. However, right now we are in darkness. Remember this, nature will take from you what belongs to it, and that is your ego. Thus, if you do not want nature to disintegrate your ego down there in hell, then disintegrate it here and now; Thus, you will give to nature what belongs to nature or what Jesus, the Master Aberamentho said:
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” - Mark 12: 17