"When Cain had killed Abel, Adam separated from his wife and cohabitated with two female elementals, and from his intercourse with them was begotten a great and numerous progeny of demons and elementaries who at night time appear in attractive forms and thus give rise to offspring like unto themselves. In scripture, they are termed 'the plagues of the children of Adam.' Though human in appearance, they are void of hair and of them scripture speaks. “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. Yet, if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of people, and with the stripes of the children of Adam.” (2 Samuel 7: 14), they [the demons] visit both men and women alike. - Zohar
This is a transcription of a lecture originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio. You can download the audio lecture for free: Kabbalah of Genesis 12 Cain and Abel, Part 5 Alchemy
The word alchemy means "chemistry of Allah." So alchemy is an Arabic science that was very much known in the Middle Ages. Egyptians were alchemists. Moses learned this very ancient science of alchemy in Egypt. This is why we state that the book of Genesis — which we always quote — is a book of alchemy.
We have explained in many lectures the mystery of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel; each of them enclose an alchemical mystery. These were explained to initiates, meaning to those neophytes that were interested in a psychological transformation by means of the science of alchemy. Unfortunately, the book of Genesis and the whole Bible was spread all over the world without teaching the meaning of the myths written in it's pages; this is why now we, gnostics, explain the myth or Hebrew mythology, in order for us to understand the meaning of all of these biblical mysteries.
Adam and Eve are two archetypes that can be developed in each one of us. They relate to many physical and psychological elements that we all carry within. Physically, we state that Adam refers to the central nervous system, which is the brain and the spinal medulla. We stated that the brain and the spinal medulla are floating in what is called the cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid is that superior water that the book of Genesis call שמים Schamayim. The word מים Mayim means water and the letter ש Shin is fire so when we say שמים Schamayim we are implying fiery water and indeed, all of us have that fiery water in the fluid that sustains the brain and the medulla. We also stated that our physical organism has another fluid which is located in the prostate of the man and in the uterus of the woman. This other fluid is the sexual fluid (lunar) because the solar sexual fluid is the cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system. So Eve or as it is written in Hebrew “Chavah" is precisely that fluid that we have in our sexual organs. Therefore, when we talk about Adam and Eve we are talking about these two fluids or two systems that everybody carry in their body. These are the two main fluids: one under the firmament and the other above the firmament.
The word Adam in Hebrew is written with three letters אדם. The first is א Aleph (the letter A in English) which is a symbol of air and this is why Aleph is the first letter because, indeed, the air of Aleph is the breath of life from God that all of us have. This breath enters through the nostrils and that is why Aleph enters through the head. Without air we cannot be alive. Now, if we visualize the fetus in it's first weeks of life, we will see that it has a shape of a horizontal line and a vertical line. The horizontal on top is the brain and the vertical is the spinal medulla, the spine, that in Hebrew makes the shape of the letter ד Daleth. The letter Daleth in the word Adam refers to the physicality which begins with the shape of that fetus because the letter Daleth has that shape in Hebrew: horizontal line and the vertical line. The fetus develops overtime into the body that we have right now. That is why when we talk about the letter Daleth we are pointing at the physical body, whether it is male or female. The last letter of the word Adam, is the letter ם Mem because in Hebrew you do not write with vowel letters, just consonants. So Adam is written with three letters and we repeat, the third is the letter Mem (M in English) which symbolizes water. In synthesis, the word Adam refers to the air, the physical body and to the fluids that are contained within the body. Remember that it is stated that the physical body is more or less 70% fluids; this is Adam, physically speaking.
In the tree of life, the letter Mem always relates to water. It relates to the fluids of Yesod and Tiphereth (sex and heart respectively) which are the two main sephiroth in the central pillar, beneath the first triangle, which we always study in relation with Genesis. The tree of life is formed by the ten sephiroth or spheres. In the central pillar is also the eleventh mysterious sephirah Daath which means knowledge.
So, the letter Mem of the word Adam refers to these two fluids, the cerebrospinal fluid and the sexual fluid in the prostate or uterus. So therefore, in itself, Adam is an androgynous entity. Androgynous is a word rooted in Greek it derives from “andros” which means male and “gyne” which means female. When we said androgynous, we mean male/female. The Bible states:
“So Elohim created Adam in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.” - Genesis 1: 27
Andros, the male aspect or the positive aspect of that sexual force, is located in the cerebrospinal fluid, while gyne, the feminine aspect, is the genitalia or sexual organs whether in a man or in a woman. So when we refer to the sexual organ, we say she or gyne which refers to Eve, the feminine aspect. When we refer to the brain it is andros, it is Adam. As we observe the development of the fetus in the womb of the mother, in the beginning we do not realize if the fetus is going to be a male or a female. Little by little, in it's evolution, the development of the fetus’ sex is appearing. The first thing that we see is the brain and the medulla (the Daleth of Adam). Thereafter, through the evolution of the fetus, Chavah or Eve (which is gyne) the genitalia, the sexual organ appears. Thus, within the womb of any woman, nature recapitulates or repeats former planetary or cosmic events of the evolution of the race.
Regarding evolution, we stated that in Lemuria (a continent that existed in the Pacific Ocean in the times of yore, thousands of years ago) existed a humanity who was androgynous; we’ve spoken about this in previous lectures. Lemurians were male\female, two polarities in one physical body. Yet, with time they were divided into two sexes; the proof of this lies in the womb of any mother, where the first thing that we see is the fetus which we cannot determine whether it is male or female but with time we see the sexual organ, which appears as a development of that archetype (physical archetype or model which it takes from the sperm and the ovum).
So, if we analyze this we see that really, the sexual organ and all the different parts of the body emerge little by little from that marvelous cerebrospinal fluid where the brain and the spinal medulla float. So, this is what the Bible states, that from Adam (brain and spinal medulla) emerged Eve, the sexual organ. We have to study Genesis from this point of view: Eve, indeed, is the sexual organ that is emerging from the brain and the spinal medulla or Adam, which is androgynous. This genital emergence happened in the past through evolution, but, we repeat, a pregnant woman recapitulates all of that evolving process in her womb. This is how we learn ffrom nature. Thus, after the sexes were divided, the male body was also called Adam and the female was called Eve. So, the symbol of Adam and Eve is also applied to the two sexes. The male is Adam and the female is Eve, yet, alchemically speaking our brain is Adam and our sex is Eve, such are precisely the two deep physical meanings of Adam and Eve.
Now, if we take the symbol of the tree of life in reference to Adam, we name the six sephiroth beneath the first triangle, namely: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod and Yesod. In the book of Zohar these are called Zeir Anpin which is Adam but this refers to the psychological Adam or we could say Adam the spirit. The Adam which is inside, not physical. The tenth sephirah from the top, down on the tree of life is called Malkuth and it represents the physical body which we call Chavah; Eve. Do you understand? So when we talk about Adam and Eve, we say, Adam my spirit and Eve my physicality.
So, when we read the Bible and we do not know in which way the Bible is addressing these two archetypes we get lost because they go further inside, psychologically speaking, spiritually speaking. Here, we are just touching the basis of them. Therefore, Cain and Abel, the two children of Adam and Eve, obviously, refer to other developments inside of us within each aspect of Adam and Eve. So this is why we the Gnostics, when we refer to Cain and Abel or Adam and Eve we talk in different levels, different ways, and we need to have a lot of intuition in order not to get lost. Otherwise we will not understand the myth because the myth is like a coffer that hides a lot of truths, which we need to uncover; moreover, every truth is hidden in the Hebrew letters which we already explained. We gave twenty two lectures related with each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. So therefore, when we read the Bible we also have to know the meaning of the letters, in order to know the aspects of this alchemical work, which is called Genesis. As we said in the last lecture, Cain - the word קין is Hebrew and means nest; Abel הבל means breath and have to be applied to our own physicality, to our own psychology
Krumm-Heller stated: “The Sethians adored the Great Light and said that the Sun in its emanations forms a nest in us. This constitutes the Serpent”. The Sethians were those who followed the wisdom related to Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve. So, Sethians stated that the Sun in its emanations forms a nest in us. Nest in Hebrew is קין Cain, thus, קין Cain constitutes the serpent. Abel הבל means breath... of another serpent. Remember that we have breath, the breath of life inside of us. These are the two polarities in alchemy, Cain and Abel, that we have to learn in different levels. They are both within us. Obviously this Cain and Abel and all that is written in Genesis, also points at the evolution of the races of this planet (we have talked about that in other lectures). Now we are entering directly into our own physicality and psychology, in order for us to understand that the book of Genesis is a guidance for those that want to perform a transformation through the science of alchemy; Allah’s chemistry. Allah is God in Arabic, in Hebrew Ellah is Goddess and God is El. They are similar. In Spanish God is Dios, in Latin Deus, and Dieu in French. So alchemy is the chemistry of Allah, in other words the transformation of all of these archetypes and forces that we have within, in order to make of us a human being into the image of God. With this we are stating that we are not human beings. We have the shape, the physical shape but psychologically speaking, alchemically speaking, spiritually speaking, we are not human beings. We can be if we work, so let us make that statement very clear because we disagree with all these conventional sects or religions that state that all of this planet is populated by human beings. No, we are humanoids that have a shape of a human being; we know the human being, this is why we stated that we have the same shape but internally we are different.
So, when we talk about the serpent, the Hebrew word נחש Nahash comes into my mind, since, this is how we say serpent in Hebrew: נחש Nahash. Hebrew is written from right to left. So, from the Hebrew נחש Nachash comes the word Nahashenians or as they are call the Naasenians, an Ancient Gnostic group. Thus, the word Naasenian comes from Nahash. The Naasenians were called in Greek Ophites or Orphians (from ophis which in Greek means snake). So the Ophits, Orpheans, or Ophites and Naasenians are the same Cainites and Sethians who worshipped the serpent. Now, when we talk about the serpent we have to understand that there are three serpents that we alchemically address due to the fact, that the fire or the energy that circulates in our organism does so in a serpentine manner. That serpentine manner is what Genesis talks about but not only the Bible, but other sacred books from other religions. We are addressing Genesis, because Genesis talks about the serpent and we said that Cain is that nest that the sun makes with it's radiations in our physicality and that constitutes the serpent. Now, in order to understand better this mystery of נחש Nahash, the serpent, we have to go into the caduceus of Mercury.
The caduceus of Mercury consists of two serpents around the caduceus, represented by the letter Chet of נחש Nahash. In ancient times the staff or caduceus was another serpent, the three were making the shape of the Hebrew letter Shin which possesses three heads or wicks. This is why the word נחש Nahash ends with Shin,which is a symbol of fire. When we name the letter Shin we understand that it represents fire. When we refer to fire, we are referring to the two polarities, the masculine fire and the feminine fire. In Hebrew fire is written with two letters: the letter Aleph which symbolizes air and the letter Shin which symbolizes fire. This spells “Ish” in Hebrew which means fire but if you place the letter Yod (Yod symbolizes the brain) of the holy name of God: Yod Hei Vav Hei which we always refer to and then it spells, “Ish". It is pointing to that fire which is in the cerebrospinal fluid. Ish in Hebrew means man, masculine, but if you want to name the feminine fire located in the sexual organ, which is always symbolized by the letter; Hei of Yod Hei Vav Hei (the sacred name of God) then you write again the name fire: aleph, shin and put at the end the letter hei and you read it Isha which is translated in Hebrew as woman but it is the feminine aspect. The first one, fire contains the man. The second one fire, contains the woman, the Hei. So when we talk about male fire and female fire we are talking about Ish and Isha alchemically speaking and that is why in Hebrew, Adam is translated as man and Ish as well as man, and Isha as woman. If you do not know that when you make a translation of the Bible into English, you translate this as man and woman but it really implies the male and female aspect of the fire. It is an alchemical statement but how would the translators know and write that? It says man but it refers to the masculine fire but when it is translated it does not say that it just says Ish/ Isha. Only those that know alchemy know what they are reading.
Now we get other translations of the Bible that are not accurate because they do not know the mysteries. Now, there is another mystery here, very simple but only when you know this basic element, you see it clearly otherwise you do not. The man in the book of Genesis was created in the sixth day. When you read the book of Genesis the sixth day is when Elohim said let us create the man into our own image, according to our own likeness and he created them male/female, androgynous, as we explain. The sixth day is revealed when we study the twenty two letters of the hebrew alphabet. What is the sixth letter? The sixth letter is the letter Vav, which is here, a simple vertical line. We’ve always stated Vav relates to the spinal medulla. So when we said the brain and the spinal medulla we said, “Yod Vav" because when we name the name of God which is Yod Hei Vav Hei (translated as Jehovah) we said Yod is the phallus, Hei is the uterus, Vav is the man, Hei is the woman and that is the meaning of the four letters of the name of God. It is an androgynous name that contains the two polarities above and below, alchemically speaking but if you do not know alchemy, you get lost. That is why Yod is phallus, Hei is uterus, Vav is the man and Hei is the woman. So when we take the two male parts of that name which is Yod and Vav then we form the brain and the medulla and that is why we said the letter Dalet is a Yod and a Vav together, the union of two letters to form the central nervous system. So when we refer to the man, kabbalistically speaking, we refer to the letter Vav always. When we refer to the man, the letter Vav, the six, why? Well, because the six letter the man was created in the sixth day. It is very clear there. It implies other mysteries as well. And the woman, what letter is the woman? Well the woman is the letter Zayin which is similar. You see the Zayin is another vertical line with another Yod on top. The difference is that the vertical line of the letter Vav is drawn down the right side of the letter Iod, while the vertical line of the letter Zain is drawn down from the middle of the letter Iod; that is the only difference. When you see the Hebrew letters you have to be very careful not to mistake the letter Vav for the letter Zayin. The letter Zayin is the seventh letter, Vav is six. Well, when was the woman created? If you read the Bible, she was created on the seventh day, simple. So the woman is the seventh. So when we draw these two letters, when we join them together, then we make the shape of another letter, which is called Chet. Thus, the letter Chet is the union of Vav and Zayin and that letter means life. Alchemically it is very simple: the union of the two polarities of man and woman, that is sperm and ovum (represented by the letter Nun of נחש Nahash), make life and that is why the word life in Hebrew is written with Chet and why the letter Yod is on top of the letter Zayin and on top of the letter Vav. Both male/females have it. So this is what is life or lives in Hebrew. So behold, when we say life we are uniting two forces, not only outside physically but also internally because the letter Vav and the letter Zayin are the two serpents of the caduceus of Mercury which entwined in the spinal column of everybody.
So the serpent of the right of the caduceus of Mercury is the Vav and it is called good (Ob in Hebrew) and the letter Zayin is the left serpent of the caduceus of Mercury and it is called evil (Ra in Hebrew) but the words good and evil are really very vicious words that everybody uses in the wrong way. Its better to call them pure and impure or right and wrong inside of us, whether we are a male or female and remember that we said the physical body is the female aspect of our Spirit. So when we talk about the Spirit it is the positive and the physical body, the negative. So in other words, we physically are negative or evil and so you see the different aspects, symbols. Now the explanation of this is what? In the Bible is hidden all the mystery. This graphic that we always place there, in order to teach you the ten sephiroth is called the tree of life but really the right translation of this should be the tree of living or lives, plural. How do you write living or lives or what the bible translates as life (the wrong translation)? Living is the letter Chet, the letter Yod twice (which implies of course the two Yods, the man and the woman) and the letter Mem at the end: Chayim- living. And that implies the right side of the tree of life because the letter Mem always ends in the sephirah Yesod which means foundation, ends in the sexual organs. The waters that we have in the sexual organs are precisely the source of life, Chayim. When we talk about the tree of life, we talk about all the forces which are inside, in other dimensions that come from the waters of life, the sexual waters that man and woman have in themselves, in their own Chayim. The tree of life or “Otz Chayim” is precisely the brain and the spinal medulla because the Mem, water, always ends in Yesod. That is why Jesus of Nazareth said in the Bible:
Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. - Matthew 22: 31, 32
Christ is the Son of שדי אל חי, the almighty living God, who is the God of Yesod, the foundation for all sephiroth above and below that form the tree of life עץ החיים Otz Chaim; below in Malkuth there are no living but dead. It is easy to see, when you know that the letter Mem of Malkuth is open to מות Muth – death; yet, the final Mem, closes, ends in Yesod, it does not go further down. If you study the Hebrew alphabet you will know that there are five letters that are called sophit or final, which are written at the end of any word. The letter Mem is one of them. The letter Mem sophit or final is a square; yet, the other letters which are called sophit or final are written with a straight line downwardly into Klipoth. The letter Nun for instance is made like this, two little horizontal lines and one vertical united but when you write final Nun you write only one horizontal and one vertical down to Klipoth, which is hell in the tree of life. Likewise with the other letters and the other three finals, except the letter Mem does not go down because it is Chayim, the tree of life. This is why I repeat, Jesus said: “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” We, here, in Malkuth are the dead but in Yesod we can become the living. Now, who knows why are we the dead and why we’re not the living?
Who [מי Mi] knows the spirit of Adam, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of בה-מות Behemoth, whether it goes downward to the earth [Malkuth]. Ecclesiastes 3: 21
Malkuth מלכות contains as well as the word בה-מות Behemoth the word מות Muth-death. The letter Tav which is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet is at the end of מות Muth, בהמות Behemoth and Malkuth מלכות, the physical body. In the word מות Muth, Tav (the cross) is the only letter that remains with Mem (water) and Vav (the spine) when we fall into sin. The letter Tav has the shape of a cross in the ancient hebrew alphabet. Tav as a symbol hides the mystery of the cross or the crossing of the two forces Adam and Eve through alchemy, Tav is the door to salvation, that is why Muth and Malkuth is written with Tav at the end. There is another word which is written with Tav at the end, which is חיות Chayoth, which begins written with the letter Chet which symbolizes the man and woman united. The letter Iod follows Chet. Iod symbolizes the brain, and next letter is Vav which symbolizes the spinal medulla and at the end is the letter Tav. But what is חיות Chayoth? Chayoth חיות means animals, brutes, beasts, better said, בה-מות behemoth, which is a term that is applied to us.
And Jehovah Elohim took Adam, and put him into [Yesod] the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And Jehovah Elohim commanded Adam, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it [as a behemah]: for in the day that thou eatest thereof [as any בה-מות Behemoth] - thou לכ - shalt surely - die מות.
So kabbalistically, alchemically speaking we are not חיים Chayim but חיות Chayoth or בה-מות Behemoth, which refers to the left side of the tree of life that goes down to Malkuth and Klipoth. That is why we also talk about the left side of the tree of good and evil; the left side can go up or down, it depends on our sexual behavior. Now the left as we said is Zayin, it is that feminine aspect in us related to the sexual organ because the energy that we utilize for procreation is the sexual energy related with the sexual organ. We can expel the sexual energy down in order to create like חיות Chayoth, the beasts or sublimate it in order to create like חיים Chayim the living, the angels. So, this is why it is written:
And unto this people [of Malkuth] thou shalt say, Thus saith Jehovah; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death. Jeremiah 21: 8
The path of death is Klipoth. You can utilize your sexual force of your Chavah, your Eve, feminine force, your fluid, your semen in order to create like the beasts or in order to create like human beings, like the angels do through alchemy. We do not need to teach you how to create like beasts because all of us were created through that fashion. It does not matter if we are very religious Jewish people, or very religious Muslim people, or Christians, or Tibetans, or whatever religion we follow, the truth is that all of us were created like the beasts because in the same way that the beast, the animal, the irrational animals perform the sexual act (which culminates with the orgasm) is the same way we were conceived. There is no difference. We are Chayoth not Chaim. So, Jeremiah points at the two alchemical aspects or these two mysteries that we have to learn about in order to grasp the teachings, the wisdom hidden in Cain and Abel, two alchemical polarities.
The Sethians or the Naasenians knew about this. We are just given the basics but we have to learn the rest through what we have inside. Now you will understand why the word Nahash relates to the serpent, if you remember Nahash is written with Nun in the beginning and with the letter Chet in the middle and the letter Shin at the end, נחש Nahash. We know that the three letters: Shin symbolises the fire, the letter Chet is the duality- man and woman- and the letter Nun is the sperm or the ovum. The letter Nun symbolizes in aramaic fish also. That is what Nun means, fish and that is why in the Bible there is a book that is called the Book of Joshua, the son of Nun, the son of the fish and that is why Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) was called the son of the Nun, the son of the fish, alchemically speaking. All of us are children of the fish, the sperm and the ovum but as חיות Chayoth. Yes, we are children of the sperm and the ovum like חיות Chayoth. Now we have to learn how to be born as חיים Chayim, living entities, from the sperm and the ovum which is the fish, a symbol of Christianity. This is done when we learn how to transmute the sperm and the ovum into energy or by extracting the fire that is within the sperm and the ovum, in order to enlighten our spinal column. This is why the word נחש Nahash-serpent, begins with Nun which is the sperm and the ovum because the serpentine fire begins in the sex. In the sexual organ, in the serpent, why? The serpent is the sexual potency. The serpent itself is that fire that circulates in the blood and gives us sexual strength and sexual humidity to the woman. When the ovum is ready to be fecundated, the woman feels sexual fire, she feels fire in her sex and the sexual potency in the man comes from his sperm. When both are sexually united both are joint by the fire of their fish or letter Nun. After the letter Nun you find the letter Chet, which is the union of the two energetic polarities of Vav and Zayin; this is why the final letter of נחש Nahash is the fire of the letter Shin, you see? In the very word, its meaning is given. נחש Nahash is the fire of the Nun in your sexual organ rising through the two cords of the caduceus of Mercury towards your brain. Vav and Zayin are two standing serpents, as you see, the one on the right and the one on the left in the shape of the letter Chet. Now the one in the middle is the staff, the caduceus, the glory of God that all of us had in the past but no longer have because we performed the sexual act as חיות Chayoth, as animals.
If we learn how to perform the sexual act as humans, then the light in the middle of the caduceus, that marvelous serpent which is called Hadit, the winged serpent of light, will flourish in our throat made word. In Hebrew Hadit is call Shekinah שכינה, you see? It begins with Shin, with fire; Shekinah שכינהis the glory of God. That is the light that was rising in the spinal medulla of Adam and Eve before the sin of eating the fruit. The fire of Shekinah שכינהis what in Hindustan, in India, is called “kundalini”. It is what in Mexico is call Quetzalcoatl, as you see it has many names. The fire of Shekinah שכינהis the feminine fire of the Holy Spirit that rises in the spinal column and that gives you the wings of the angels, which is the power to penetrate in all the superior sephiroth/dimensions that people call heaven. That serpentine power is acquired by your spirit when it penetrates you, when you transmute the fire of Nun into the two polarities of Chet and by electric induction awakens the Shin of your נחש Nahash, your serpent. We have three serpents, as you see, one in the right, one in the left and the third in the middle. The third in the middle is the fire of the Shekinah. The light of Shekinah was that light that was given beauty to Adam and Eve. The Zohar states:
And Jehovah Elohim took Adam and put him in the garden" (Genesis 2:15). Jehovah Elohim, the Lord God, who is the heavenly father and mother; "garden," [Yesod] the lower Shekinah; "in Eden," the heavenly mother [in Daath]; "Adam," the middle column of the sephirotic tree; from which was formed [Malkuth] his wife, and who being his delight should never be separated from him. - Zohar
So, Shekinah was shining within the middle column of everyone from that Adamic race named Adam and Eve. In the beginning Adam could not see his wife because of her beauty, that is to say, because of the splendors of the Shekinah who shone in her and also in Adam. The light of the Shekinah was exuding through the pores of his flesh, because they were made of the Shekinah, the image of God. God is fire; Ish, in other words: Ish and Isha, Adam and Eve who are Yod-Havah, as we say in a prayer, different names and meanings in Hebrew. It is written:
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei Elohim had made. - Genesis 3: 1
When Adam fell he lost the protection of the letters of the divine name [Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei] that the Holy One had impressed upon him, and therewith also the spiritual and divine light [the Shekinah] in which he had lived, and recognizing this he was overwhelmed with fear and terror, for he perceived himself naked and despoiled of the heavenly glory and bliss [of the Shekinah] he had formerly enjoyed and that he had brought by his disobedience, death, not only upon himself but also upon his posterity throughout all ages. It is written, 'And they sewed fig leaves together and made of them coverings' (Genesis 3: 7).... Adam and Eve became attached and subject to the influence of worldly pleasures and sought through them the happiness they had lost, as before stated. By this material or physical enjoyment the stature of Adam became diminished a hundred cubits and caused a division between the world above and the world below. - Zohar
“More subtle than any beast,” Chaioth חיות, this is how beast is written in Hebrew. So, “the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field”. שדה Shadah means field in Hebrew; שדי Shaddai is Yesod. When we talk about שדה Shadah, the field, we are addressing the sexual organs. Thus, when Genesis states, “Now, the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field,” the explanation is: now, the sexual potency of the man and the woman was more subtle that any anima of the field, the sexual organ. Let us know how the serpent tempted Adam and Eve.
The serpent, it is written, came to the woman. The serpent did not come to the man, the brain. The serpent did not talk to the man but to the woman and said, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Thus, the serpent did not talk to Adam because Adam relates to the brain and spinal medulla. The sexual organ is precisely the organ that was tempted when it split into two polarities, because when these sexual polarities were united as one, when Adam and Eve were united within an androgynous being in one body, they were multiplying without the necessity of the sexual act. Still you find in this day and age certain individuals that are born with two sexual organs, the ovaries and the testicles inside, they impregnate themselves without the sexual act, it very rare to find these hermaphrodites, this is how they are called. Do not mistake this term with the degenerated homosexuals of this time because we are not addressing them. We are talking about true hermaphrodites, who had both sexual organs inside and who did not have lust inside. Those hermaphrodites were fecundating themselves by themselves. This happened before the physical body divided into two sexual polarities. Thus, when the sexes were divided, then the serpent had to work because if the phallus of the man is not erected he cannot penetrate the woman and if the woman is not humid in the sexual act, how is she going to receive the phallus of the man. So the serpent gives the humidity to the woman and erection to the man. The serpent, the sexual subtle force, subtle power, acts through the blood. Thus, the blood is that element that gives erection to the man and humidity to the woman in the sexual act. This is why, in this modern times, intellectual beasts have invented with their modern science some pills (which I do not remember the name) in order to increase the blood preasure and thus to give an erection to the man. The label on those bottles say: “If you have heart problems then do not take these” since these pills relate to the blood. Indeed, they are prescribing them in order to fornicate more, to become more bestial than they already are. This is the sad thing of the matter. When we know this mystery, we know how to increase the potency in the sexual organ of the man or in the woman without the incentive of dangerous artificial pills. We do it just by transmuting the same sexual fire which is what gives us sexual potency.
Now you understand how Adam and Eve were tempted. In other words, the sexual organ of the male and the female were tempted, the two polarities. It is not like people think, “Oh, the woman was tempted. No, it is the sexual organ because there is where you find that subtle force which is in the field of Yesod; שדה Shadah means field in Hebrew. שדה Shadah is the same שדי Shaddai, which is represented by the god Pan. Many religious people state pantheistic religions are related to the forces of nature. Other people call it Paganism. Paganism derived from Pan, the god Pan, which is the strength of nature. Listen, Pan in Hebrew is called שדי Shaddai, which the Bible translates as the all mighty God, but really the word שדה Shadah or שדי Shaddai means demon, devil, fiend, goblin, gremlin, sprite, bogey, phantom, genie, ghost, ghoul, gnome, hobgoblin, incubus, kobold, mephistopheles, phantom, poltergeist, puck, shade, spirit, bogy, daredevil and שטן Shatan as well and any archetype or element that is related with sexual power. Yes, the power of שטן Shatan or Satan, as people say, is in the sexual organ. So שדה Shadah addresses that sexual force.
In the beginning men and women were guided by the angels, they were performing the sexual act under their guidance in order to awaken and to strengthen their Shekinah, their own Shekinah, their own divine heavenly Mother within themselves, the glory of their God but it is written that they were tempted by their own sexual force. They were tempted to perform the sexual act out of the temples because at that time the sexual act was performed only in the temples, never in the house, and only under the direction of the angels. This, in order for them not to commit the mistake of falling into the kingdom of behemoth, the beasts or Chaioth. The plan of the angels was to put this humanity into the kingdom of Chaim, the living.
But the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman - the sexual organ -: So, has Elohim said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden - your body? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. - Genesis 3: 1-3
They were touching the tree only in the temples; they were guided in the sexual act but then came the occurrence of doing it in their homes. They “touch” it because the sexual organ is the most sensitive organ of the sense of touch. So the hands are related to the sense of touch, but the sexual organ is more sensitive than hands and they said do not touch it, which means do not penetrate the woman and do not receive the man in the sexual act. They said do not touch because you do not know how to manipulate that energy of the serpent, but the serpent said:
No, you shall not die the death, for the Elohim do know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as the Elohim, knowing good and evil. - Genesis 3: 4, 5
If we know, if we discover how to eat it as the Elohim and not as the beasts, then we will know about good and evil because the sexual energy related with the left, Zayin, can go down to hell and you can know the depravities of the demons which is fornication. That is why it is written:
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The woman saw that the fruit was (נחמד Nahemad) pleasant to the eyes; the meaning of this verse is very clear. What is that which is pleasant to our eyes? It is only one thing: whether we see this, whether we see that, what is pleasant to our eyes? What is pleasant to the eyes is the luminous ether. As Samael Aun Weor explains:
The Luminous Ether dyes the flowers and fruits with ineffable colors. Then, everything becomes resplendent under the light of the sun, since the Reflecting Ether becomes like an ineffable mirror within which all of Nature is delighted. Thus, this is how life surges forth from within the bosom of Eden. - Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
Without eyes we cannot see the reflection of the light, the light or Iod, the Shakti potential of the glory of Kether, the Shekinah. “And gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat;” this is how Adam knew Eve, the feminine sense, the sexual organ is known through the pineal and pituitary eyes; in other words, the brain knew that through the sense of touch he can acquire an illuminated intellectuality, wisdom, by means of the absorption of the light or luminous ether, which is in the semen or seed of any fruit. In the body it is the sexual energy because such creative energy is the outcome of the metabolism of our physical body. The sexual male and female (איש Ish and אשה Isha) fire in our semen -which is seed and fruit- contains the light (Aur אור in Hebrew) of יה Jah, which emanates from the Ain Soph; that light is the Shekinah.
So it is also written: “And the woman saw that the tree was good for food”. When the woman saw the light of that fruit, she saw that the tree was good for food, because indeed the Shekinah, the glory of God, the sexual energy, is good spiritual food. When you know how to sublimate the sexual potency, when you know how to transmute that creative force, that is good for you, for your initiation, for your own development. It is written in Genesis that when Elohim was manipulating the Shekinah, that luminous energy by himself, he said:
Let there be light: and there was light, and Elohim saw the light, that it was good.... And Elohim said: Let there be a [luminous] firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.... And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so... and Elohim saw that it was good.
So good is made by Elohim so when that woman, better said, when that race in Malkuth saw that force, that feminine force, the light of the Shekinah that it was good and that they can make with it the same thing that Elohim did, they then stretched their hand in order to take that light so that they can build as the Elohim do, knowing good and evil; yet, instead of transmuting the energy, they ejaculated it. Genesis say. “she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” She took the fruit of the tree, in other words, she took the light of the tree through the orgasm, the spasm of the animals which they did not know, because before that event they were not experiencing the orgasm in the sexual act. Thus, through the spasm of their sexual orgasm, the entire fire -within where such light is contained- went out “and the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked.” Before that each one said:
I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. - Revelation 3: 17, 18
They thought, oh, I will take the glory of Elohim for me and thus I will become as Elohim. Sadly, they could not control the creative fire of God, and as beasts, they reached the orgasm and lost the Christic light because the base of that light is in the Nun, the fish, the sperm that swim in the fluids of the sexual organ; such was precisely the departure from Eden, because Eden means voluptuous bliss in the light of God which is inside. When that edenic humanity experienced the orgasm, the spasm of the beasts, the entire light went away. They took the light for them but they fell into Klipoth; thus, that light instead of shining in their spinal column, fell down into hell and like the beasts formed a tail in them. It made the tail of Satan in them. Such was the birth of Satan or שטן Shatan, which is written with Shin, Teth and Nun final: Shin is the fire that was taken through the orgasm, Teth is the symbol of the serpent in Yesod, going down into hell through the final Nun. This is how שטן Shatan was born inside of us, before our downfall Isaiah said, he was הילל בן־שחר Hillel son of the dawn inside of us, the Latin Lucifer, the giver of light.
Lucifer means light and fire. Shining, he was a precious angel but when humanity fornicated, that light went down and became שטן Shatan. So Satan is inside of each one of us, he is the outcome of the orgasm. Since that time humanity continues fornicating, reaching the orgasm, the spasm, fortifying Satan. Satan is not an individual outside of us who controls the world, as many ignoramuses think. No! Satan is inside of each one of us. He is the polluted shadow of God. The shame of degeneration falls into Satan not in God; yet, שטן Shatan is the light that we polluted with our actions because it is written that God said you shall not eat from that fruit, do not even touch it but we did it. Now we are fallen dust in the ground; that is, we are just dry archetypical particles of matter, the ground.
This is why Krumm-Heller stated: “The Sethians adored the Great Light and said that the Sun in its emanations forms a nest in us [the fornicators]. This constitutes the Serpent.” such a nest in us is Cain, who is the first son of Adam and Eve; Cain, the nest of the fallen serpent.
Who knows the spirit of Adam who goes upward and the spirit of a beast that goes downward.' The Divine who (mi) alone knows the souls who incarnate, whether in pure or impure bodies, and therefore whether they will ascend or descend. Adam in himself having become impure before conjugal union with Eve his offspring was therefore impure, but Abel begotten in a state of purity after repentance was consequently pure. Thus we learn why the two brothers, Cain and Abel, were so dissimilar in nature and character. - Zohar
Jehovah Elohim formed Adam of the dust of the ground. - Genesis 2: 7
And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And Jehovah Elohim said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life... And unto Adam he said: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. - Genesis 3: 13-14, 19
Cain was a tiller of the [dust of the] ground. Cain within all of us started learning about evil since that time. About evil we all are very learned; thus, we do not need to teach you about evil. We all know a lot. Now, if we want to return to the light we have to stop doing evil and become as Elohim knowing good and evil but that is not easy because for that we have to kill Cain, who is a nest of evil in us. “Whosoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” Cain can give us wisdom if we kill him, if we comprehend that such evil (Cain) is that animal mind in us, the nest or bed of filthiness, the outcome of our transgression.
Behold, I will cast her [the fornicator mind] into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the kidneys and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your [sexual] works. - Revelation 2: 22, 23
When the sexual organ, Eve, sensed that the light, the fruit ofthe tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the pituitary and pineal eyes, a tree to be desired to make one “wise” through the orgasm, she took of the fruit of the light thereof and did eat like a beast. Then she gave also unto her husband with her and he, the brain, did eat.
The word pleasant in Hebrew is נחמד Nahemad or נעמה Naamah. It is written in kabbalah that נחמד נעמה Nahemad or Naamah is the mother of adultery. In other words, our senses became identified with the lure of the sexual force in the man and the woman that is Naamah or Nahemad. Listen, when a man is young, his testicles give him the necessary hormonal energy in order for him to be a handsome man. Likewise the ovaries of a woman give her the necessary hormonal energy in order for her to be physically beautiful. Such hormones are Nahemad, pleasant to the eyes; such hormonal force contains the light of Shekinah which entwines in the central nervous system, which nourishes the cells and this is why when a man and a woman are young they are beautiful, they exude that light called Nahemad. In the same way that Adam and Eve saw that the light was pleasant, we identify with it when we see it luring in the opposite sex as a tree to be desired. The same thing happens to us. Now, with our ego, our Cain alive we identify with that light with that Nahemad which is the mother of adultery. So in other words Cain was born from Nahemad, from adultery. What we have to see, always, is the light of our Divine Mother, the light of Shekinah, We always repeat that we have to see the light of Shekinah, the light of our Divine Mother, our first love; She is our first love. We have to love God above all things, specifically in the very sexual act, and beyond, when we see the light of God’s wife, the Shekinah, exuding through the flesh of the opposite sex that is very attractive, that is Nahemad to our eyes. So, who is not adulterous? Not to adulterate means, not to pollute the light of God’s wife, the Shekinah inside of us by coveting the neighbor's wife or glory of God that shines through the hormones of any woman or any man.
Alas, this society is made on the basis of Nahemad. Now, it is common if you are losing such physical beauty, such evil beauty, to immediately go to the plastic surgeon for surgery. “Can you stretch my face first please because I am a little ugly now and I want to look young again” Everybody is worshipping Lilith and Nahemad; no one worships the Shekinah. This is why we say:
By the divine and human name of El Shaddai, and by the sign of the Pentagram that I hold in my right hand, in the name of the angel Anael, by the power of Adam and Eve, who are Iod-Ha-Vah, begone Lilith! Let us rest in peace, Nahemah! - The Conjuration of the Seven
"Peace is an Essence emanated from the Absolute. It is light emanated from the Absolute. This light is the light of the Ancient of Days. Christ said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.” - John 14:27 - Samael Aun Weor
If we want to rest in the light, the Shekinah, the glory of the Ancient of Days and not in the lure of Nahemah, we must meditate; yes, this implies a lot of meditation, a lot of work in ourselves in order to know how to transform the creative energy or sexual force instead of becoming identified with its lure. Look at men for instance, when they see the hormonal light of Nahemah protruding through the body of any woman, they take the clothes off that woman with their mind, with their thoughts, they envision her naked and even possess her in the sexual act with their mind. That is very common, the first thing that any male sees in a woman is precisely the sexual organ and the last thing is her face. This is precisely what Cain that we have in our mind does. That is habitual in us because we are adulterous by nature, yet we point at others as adulterers and we say, “I am not adulterous”. Listen, everybody is an adulterer, since, it was precisely because of adultery that this humanity was born. This is why Jesus of Nazareth said:
Cain - A pervert and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to 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. - Matthew 12: 39-41
This is a teaching for alchemists:
Abel [the breath] brought the firstlings [the Iod or shakti potential] of his flock [crowd of sperm] and found they were acceptable and pleasing unto God; as it is written, 'And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offerings, but unto Cain and his offerings he had no respect,' wherefore the wrath of Cain was aroused and he was greatly incensed and so we read that when they were in the field, he fell upon his brother Abel and slew him. - Zohar
Abel is the breath of the alchemist that brings up the creative Shakti potential of his crowd of sperm from within his sexual organ, thus, nourishing his Spirit; unfortunately, in us Nahemah is what Cain, our mind worships. This is why it is written that the children of Nahemah still have an opportunity to repent if they learn how to correctly transform, little by little, the sexual force of their body and when they learn how to see the opposite sex without lust because that was precisely the first problem of Eve. Eve is that hormonal sexual force that we as man or woman feel when we are teenagers. What is the first thing that we do when we start feeling that hormonal force from our testicles or ovaries in our body? What do we do when through our eyes we see the hormonal splendor of the physicality in the opposite sex? What do we do when we see that light which is very pleasant to our eyes? We want to have it; isn’t it true? Well, we have to learn how to transmute it, how to transform such light into chastity. Unfortunately, in this society, ignoramuses teach us how to satisfy our Nahemah and even Lilith which is worse. Lilith is sexual depravity, sexual degeneration. That is why it is written:
When Cain [the mind] had killed Abel [the breath], Adam [the brain] separated from his wife [the hormonal creative fires of eve] and cohabitated with two female elementals [Lilith and Nahemah], and from his intercourse with them was begotten a great and numerous progeny of demons and elementaries [egos] who at night [or dream] time appear in attractive forms and thus give rise to offspring like unto themselves. In scripture, they are termed 'the plagues of the children of Adam.' Though human in appearance, they are void of hair [chastity] and of them [the fornicators who repent] scripture speaks. “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. Yet, if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of people, and with the stripes of the children of Adam.” (2 Samuel 7: 14), they [the demons] visit both men and women alike. - Zohar
Adam had two female elementals or two wives; in other words, Adam had two אשת Ishoth, two female fires. Esoterically speaking, our brain is nourished by two lustful fires inside of us, namely, the fire of Nahemah (adultery) and the fire of Lilith (sexual depravity). The fire of Nahemah relates to adultery, prostitution and the fire of Lilith, which is more degenerated, relates to homosexuality, lesbianism and all type of sexual behavior that violates the physical creative properties of our own gender. Sadly, in this society we applaud, we worship degeneration. When somebody says, “Oh, I am coming out of the closet,” he receives applause. “Oh, he is a degenerate coming out of the closet! What courage!” It is a shame but we applaud that. Why? Because we are degenerate, because we have that inside. Adultery is applauded as well. So we have to renounce these two fires or as kabbalah states, these two female elemental wives; this renouncement is not as many people think, that when we, men, go on the streets we do not have to look at women, like fanatics. What we have to learn is how to look at women and women have to learn how to look at men without profanation, without perversity. You do not learn that with fanaticism, you learn that when you sit down and meditate and start enquiring about your own psychology. Why do I do this? What should I have to do in order to change. Well, we give here the technics for meditation in order to learn how to do it, in order to change, in order to alter our wicked nature, this is done through alchemy. This is not a belief, it is not that you need to believe in this, then automatically the change will come to you or that you have to raise your arm aloft, and say I believe in Ieshuaיהשוה ,Jesus and the transformation will come automatically in you. No, it does not happen like that. Jesus kabbalistically, in Hebrew, is Ieshuaיהשוה. As you see, it has the letter Shin in the middle of יהוה Iod-Havah . Iod represents the head and Havah which in Aramaic means “to come into being” represents sex. The Shin, symbol of fire, is in the middle of יהוה, this means that the fire of Iod-Havah, Chokmah burns in the heart of the righteous. Thus, we have to alchemically, through Iod-Havah Elohim Binah, awaken Shin, the fire of Iod-Havah, Chokmah, in order for Ieshuaיהשוה the savior to appear in our heart, in order to transform and forgive us little by little as we repent in the forty-nine levels of our mind , our Cain. This is why it is written that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, the first one that was called was Adam, the brain.
And they heard the voice of Iod-Havah Elohim walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Iod-Havah Elohim amongst the trees of the garden. And Iod-Havah Elohim called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
The alchemical interpretation of “Where art thou?” must be as follows: where is thou Shekinah, I do not see it?
And Adam said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked [because your Shekinah is not with me anymore]; and I hid myself.
And Iod-Havah Elohim said, Who told you that you were naked? [Who told you that my glory is no longer covering you?] Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?
And Adam said, The woman [the genitalia - from Greek γυναίκα (gynaíka) feminine (plural γυναίκες) woman, wife] whom [hormonal secretions] you gave to be with me [the brain], she gave me [the experience of the orgasm] of the tree [nervous system], and I ate [I sensed her spasms].
And Iod-Havah Elohim said unto the woman [the genitalia], What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said, [Well, as you know I, the sexual organ secrete a lot of creative energy, thus, my hormones through the autonomic nervous system feed the brain, but the sexual potency] the serpent [Ob, through the blood flow] beguiled me, and I did eat [I experienced the orgasm of animals].
And Iod-Havah Elohim said to “Ob” the serpent, Because you have done this, cursed are you above all Behemoth, and above every Chaioth of the field [Yesod].
Now, alchemically there are three serpents, namely, Ob, Od and Aur or the Shekinah, the brazen serpent. Which of these serpents is cursed here? It is Ob, the one that relates to the genitalia. The letter Zayin represents Ob, the serpent that induces fornication. It entwines on the left side of the caduceus of Mercury; thus, Ob represented by the letter Zain is the serpent that fornicates because the right serpent is Od represented by the letter Vav. Od relates to the brain and Ob relates to sex. Od is what Genesis call good and Ob is what Genesis call evil. Thus, Ob is the one that fornicated; therefore Ob is the one that is cursed. In other words fornication, orgasm, spasm is cursed because from it we develop the tail of Satan. That serpent Ob, instead of going up like the angels, it goes down into hell like the demons and develops in them the tail of Satan. All fornicators develop in their protoplasmic bodies that tail, which is the serpent, that is cursed. It is not lucifer (as ignoramuses think) that is cursed but the serpent Ob, which is that serpent that induces the orgasm in each one of us. That is why we are cursed because we are fornicators, each one of us.
On your belly [Gihon, the spinal fluids] shall you go [down to hell], and [in Klipoth] you shall [be buried to] eat dust all the days of your life.
The sexual fire that before was nourishing the central nervous system or tree of life, is now going down nourishing Klipoth or the tree of death. Thus, this is how humanity knew death and this is why Ob, the serpent is cursed. The fallen serpent is called in esotericism the Kundabuffer organ, the tail of Satan, related to the left side of the tree of life.
The cerebrospinal fluid and the semen are [Od and Ob] the poles of the sexual energy. The angel has the two poles upwards, towards his head. The common and current human beings and the demons have one pole upward and the other downward. They form the brain with one pole, and they fornicate with the other pole. The Kundalini of the angel goes upwards; yet, the demon’s Kundabuffer goes downwards. - The Revolution of Beelzebub by Samael Aun Weor
Ob, the fallen serpent is “the Arsenic Sulfur is that horrible Python serpent that slithered in the mud of the earth and that the irritated Apollo hurt with his darts. It is the tail of Satan.” - The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
Angels have Od and Ob, their two serpents standing like the caduceus of mercury, and Aur the light of the Shekinah shining within their spine. Such light is the glory of God within them. Common and current people and the demons do not have Aur, the light, the glory of God within them because their Ob or left serpent is fallen.
And I will put enmity between you [serpent Ob] and the woman [the genitalia], and between [Cain] your offspring and [Abel] her offspring. He [Abel] will bruise your head, and you [as Cain] will bruise his heel [in the field].
To the [offspring of the] woman [who learn that all is vanity] Iod-Havah Elohim said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth [For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow; thus], in pain you will bring forth [initiates or] children. And towards [the brain] your husband your desire shall rise, and he [through Thelema] will rule over you.
This is why the sexual organ, in the alchemists, that is, the genitalia (the woman) in the initiates, give birth with pain because they have to be fecundated as children or initiates by transforming animal desire into willpower and because the serpent Ob is cursed above all Behemoth and above all Chaioth. Do you understand this? The serpent Ob is cursed above all Behemoth and above all Chaioth. Behemoth and Chaioth relate to animal sex in Yesod. Why? What is above Behemoth and Chaioth? Well the irrational animal called Behemoth or cattle, horses, dogs, cats, and all those Chaioth or animals, fornicate. Behold them, when they perform the sexual act, they spill the semen, they reach the orgasm, like any animal because they are instinctual. They are not to blame because they do not have intellect. So God does not punish them; they obey the forces of nature and they live happily in the forest, in the field- unless the humanoid goes and kills them. That is another thing. But they live in Eden; they still live in that happiness of paradise. Those are the Behemoth and Chaioth. But who are those which are above all Behemoth and all Chaioth? Are not perhaps we the intellectual animals? According to evolution we come from the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom and finally into the humanoid kingdom. Thus, we are above them, but we are cursed. Yes, we are above all animals but we are cursed. We still feel that we are superior to them. Alas, we are the killers of nature, not the kings of nature. We kill the animal; we destroy all kingdoms of nature because we are cursed above them. Any bird, any cat, any lion that kills for hunger is more innocent than us. So, this is why the serpent was cursed above every Chaioth of the field or the sexual organ because the Chaioth, the irrational Chaioth fornicate but they are not to blame. We have the intellect; we know about good and evil so we are to blame because only to the intellectual Chaioth was commanded:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.
The fruit of the tree of Od and Ob or good and evil is Aur, the light of the Shekinah, the shakti potential that lies within the seed of our genitalia, which is in the midst of the garden, our body. Behold how these alchemical mysteries are hidden within the words of Genesis. Nonetheless, behold how laypeople literally interpret Genesis. First, they look outside of them for a serpent that they curse as the devil or lucifer, because –literally they say- in the beginning God made this beautiful couple and told them do not eat from the tree of knowledge that was planted in the middle of an orchard. And in that orchard, the devil took the shape of a serpent in order to tempt the couple, who -according to them- were very naively yet happily living in that orchard. The serpent said, “If you want to know about good and evil eat of the tree”. So, the couple did; thus, they disobeyed God and ate from the forbidden fruit. And this is why they and the serpent were cursed. They do not understand that all of this is symbolic.
Listen, these archetypes are inside of us; we all have them. Cain is a nest that the emanations of the sun build inside of us. This is why the Cainites or Cainians another Gnostic sect was destroyed in the middle ages by the inquisition. They were burned alive because they were teaching these mysteries. The Cainites or Cainians were teaching that Cain was a nest in us. All of us are Cainites or Cainians since we know that we, as Cain, came from the sin of Adam and Eve. The sect of the Cainites or Cainians learned and taught how we fell and sinned, how we built that evil nest, that filthiness within. Thus, they taught that by annihilating that nest, by destroying that evilness, which we made in the past, is how we build wisdom; in other words, when we through comprehension take that wisdom, take that light out of darkness, we then learn how we ignorantly built such evil within and we do not easily fall into sin again. We know about good and evil. If you talked to a child and said, “Put your finger in that fire and you will feel a pleasant sensation”, the child will go and will put his finger in the fire and get burnt. The child will feel pain and if you come the second time and say to the child, do it and you will feel pleasant, the child then would not do that because he already has experienced in the flesh that it is painful. The same thing happens with us with our own ego when we comprehend it through meditation. We know a lot of evil but we have to learn how to go out from that evil through meditation, by comprehension, by analysis and by annihilating the comprehended evil. The wisdom of good and evil will remain in our consciousness. This is how we will know good and evil. Only through comprehension are we able to learn and that is precisely the work of Abel. We have to resuscitate Abel, that breath in us. We need to feed our inner God with our breath or Abel, who is the soul. Abel represents the Buddha-dhatu, the embryo of soul that we need to nourish and Cain must suffer a transformation too. We talked about that in other lectures, namely: first Cain, then Tubalcain and then Cainan at the end. Cainan is the outcome of good and evil, the son Enosh, the son of Seth. If you want to know about them you have to listen the former four lectures; remember that this is the fifth lecture. We suppose that you have already listened the other four in order for you to know, more or less, what we are talking about.
Question and Answers
Audience: In past lectures you mentioned about Cain being the mind and now you are saying it is the nest, so I am a little confused. Is it the same?
Instructor: Cain in Hebrew literally means nest, and “The Sethians adored the Great Light and said that the Sun in its emanations forms a nest [Cain] in us. This constitutes the Serpent”. Thus, from that nest or serpent is from where our mind, our Cain, take the light for its nourishment. Our sexuality feeds our brain, our mind, which is where all the evilness that we know abides. Thus, the evilness in our minds comes from that nest - Cain. Remember that Cain is the first outcome of the original sin of Adam and Eve. What is the original sin? It is lust, fornication. Thus, through fornication we created that nest and through the evolution of that nest we developed the intellect or the mind that we have in the evil manner. Now we utilize that mind only for evil. Such is the evolution of Cain in us. So Abel and Cain relate to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
When we talk about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil we always say: the roots of the tree of good and evil are in the sephirah Yesod, sex. In the head, the top of the tree of the knowledge or good and evil (which is the mysterious sephirah Daath) is the nest, Cain, the mind. So, Yesod is the foundation and Daath or knowledge is the top of the tree of good and evil. So, from the outcome of our sexual behavior the tempting serpent builds the type of mind that we have. Thus, the mind that we have right now is Cain, related completely with evil because Cain killed Abel, the breath of our spirit, which was the only good thing we had in the past; thus now Abel, the breath of our spirit, is dead in us. There are some people that do not even believe in the soul, not even in the spirit. They say, the mind, in other words, Cain is everything. Present humanity worships Cain.
Therefore, our mind is Cain; yet, if we work with sexual alchemy we will transform that mind into Cainan, which will be a mind knowing good and evil. That is a long alchemical process because the serpent told unto Eve, that we will become like Gods, 'like' Gods. It is not that we are going to be Gods, but ‘like’ Gods because the Gods know good and evil. So when we achieve resurrection after performing all this alchemical work, then we become like Gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis narrates all of this process or transformation that is called alchemy. Alchemists take that light, or as we said that wisdom, by slaying their Cain which in us is very alive. Such wisdom will flourish in our brain, in our Adam, as objective reasoning.
Audience: What is the translation for Seth?
Instructor: Seth שת is written with Shin and Tav it derives from shiyth שית which in Psalm 73:6 means “burnoose”. Right now I do not remember what else. Maybe someone will refresh my mind because many Greek and Hebrew words float in my mind. Seth is written with Shin and Tav שת , the two last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Now, shiyth שית is at the end of Berashiyth בראשית, meaning, ברא Bera, to create the שית Shith-cloak or garment of Shin-fire with the Iod (Shakti potential of the Tav-cross). The Sethians were related with this garment of fire, Seth שת is the third son of Adam and Eve.
Audience: What is the meaning of three days alchemically, with regards to Jonah?
Instructor: The three days in the alchemical work of Jonah in the belly, גחון Gihon in Hebrew, of the whale reminds me, Job the Wizard of עוץ Uwtz. In Hebrew, tree is עץ Otz now if we write the letter Vav between the letters Ayin and Tzadi, we then write עוץ Uwtz which is how in Hebrew we write עוץ Oz, the wizard of Oz. עוץ Uwtz is the spinal medulla, because the letter Vav represents the river גיחון Gihon, the spinal fluids where the spinal medulla floats. So the tree of life, the spinal medulla or the belly-Gihon of the whale, is the land of עוץ Uwts. The book of Job starts:
There was a man [an Ish איש, Shakti potential of the fire] in the land of עוץ Uwts, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.
Like Job, Jonah also entered into עוץ Uwts, into Gihon, the belly of the earth or whale, likewise any one who knows the mystery of alchemy, the ones who knows these arcana start working in themselves, enter into the belly of the whale or land of עוץ Uwts. The whale also represents the planet earth, in whose centre is the ninth sphere or Yesod, sex, the center of your own physicality. The mouth of the whale or door of the belly, the fluids of Gihon is Yesod, the sexual organ, located in the very center of your philosophical earth. In the land of עוץ Uwts, we work with Lucifer or better said, we work with Shatan because Satan, under the command of Jehovah Elohim, is the one that places the ordeals on the path. It is written, that when we want to transform ourselves we need to work three esoteric hours or three days, in the ninth sphere. In the ninth sphere is Lucifer. Dante found Lucifer in the ninth sphere. So the three days are three alchemical hours where we have to work alchemically in the land of עוץ Uwts, in order to become perfect. It is written:
And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the [spinal medulla or] firmament of the heavens, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. - Genesis 1: 14
In the first day, in the first hour or season Elohim create within us four firmaments or heavens. In other words, Chaioth Ha Kadosh, the holy Christified bodies, the holy creatures inside of us, namely: the lion-the astral body, the eagle-the mental body, the man-the causal body and the bull-the physical body. They are Chaioth Ha Kadosh: speak, cry, roar, bellow; they are created in the first day, season or hour.
In the second day, season, or hour we achieve the incarnation of Chesed and Geburah, the Spirit and the Spiritual Soul because in the first day we only create Chaioth Ha Kadosh in order to incarnate the human soul and become a human being. So after the first day, we work in the elimination of Nahemah, in order to incarnate Chesed, the spirit, such is the second day, season, or hour which comes after the incarnation of the human soul. We incarnate our spirit and our divine soul in the second day, season, or hour.
In the third day is the resurrection. In the third day, season, or hour our Divine Mother Shekinah must shine again in all our seven bodies in order to return into Eden, the promised land, the fourth dimension. This is the third hour or hour of resurrection when Jonah is vomited out from the belly of the whale, your own physicality.
Remember that the Divine Mother Shekinah was shining in our spine in the beginning but because we fell into sin, Her light does not shine in us anymore. Nevertheless, the end of the third day, according to the book of Jonah we resurrect. When Jonah resurrects then the light of Shekinah is shining again in his entire constitution. These are the three alchemical steps or stages that we have to perform. Those are also the three days mentioned by Jesus:
A pervert and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to 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. - Matthew 12: 39-41
In other words, the center of the earth is hell. There we have to descend in order to transform ourselves but, what is precisely what happens before that resurrection or transformation? In the story of Job, in the land of עוץ Uwts, his spinal medulla, there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
Anybody who enters into these mysteries of alchemy and works with the two fires that we are explaining here, enters into the land of עוץ Uwts and as Job engenders seven children or seven sons or seven sephiroth and three daughters, the three souls, namely: Nephesh, Ruach and Neshamah. Then, it is written:
Now there was a day [the third day] when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before יהוה, and Satan came also among them. And יהוה said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered יהוה, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. [You might wonder, who is this Satan? Satan is precisely the sexual force.]
And יהוה said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my - עבד Obd, servant - איוב Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Alchemically it should be like this: have you considered [עבד Obd] the left serpent of the caduceus of Mercury, in the physical body of אוב Ob, the soul that fears me, he is טוב Tob, good, because his left serpent is rising again and is not doing evil.
Then Satan [which is precisely the sexual force that fell, related with that left serpent] answered יהוה, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and [because his alchemical work] his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
That is an ordeal that happens at the very end of the third day, in the land of עוץ Uwtz, the spinal medulla.
And יהוה said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of יהוה. - Job 1: 6-12
Now, it is very clear that Satan is going to tempt Job, but Job already knows about good and evil because he is rising and that happens with anybody that enters into this path. You might wonder how is our inner God going to know about our alchemical work? Well, he knows it through Satan.
We might ask, I have done in these months or in this years this alchemical sexual transmutation and all this esoteric work, now, I wonder, in which level am I? Then such prayer goes to your God and your inner God calls Satan and says, “Hey, is he really pure? Is he really doing something good? How can you know? Where have you been?”. Satan answers, “Well I have been going up and down, up and down in his physicality. I was down before, when he was fornicating yet now he is transmuting so he is helping me because I’m going up. But you know, sometimes he has wet dreams and I am going down again. And when he meditates and comprehends his lust, I am going up again. Back and forth, back and forth.” And our Inner God says, “Oh! but what opinion do you have of that soul?”. Satan replies, “Well, do you want me to test him? To tempt him?” And our inner God tells him, “Ok ok, it is in your hands, do it, because I want a soul with willpower not a wicked one”. Thus, this is how Satan comes down and tempts us, in the very sexual act.
I remember the case of a couple that I met many years ago. Satan came down to them but he did not tempt the mind of that male initiate directly, but indirectly, through the mind of his wife. His wife was telling him, “All these years of transmutation and look, we have no children. I need a child”. He answered, “But you know I cannot fornicate. I am an initiate.” Yet everyday she was repeating the same song, even with music. So finally the man says; “Oh what the heck, one time, I will impregnate her and can stop listening to her daily lecture.” So that night he fell on purpose, he fornicated, he reached the orgasm and fell into temptation, he lost everything. He talked to me and said; “I do not know why I am telling you this but this is what happened to me. Now I am going up again because after Satan tempted my wife and I fell because of her I lost many spiritual values.” And what happened? “Well, I have a beautiful daughter but you know I lost everything.” So that was the outcome of his wickedness. So Satan always comes and if we already have children, oh, he will tempt you in other ways because he has many ways to tempt you when you are on the path, but if you defeat him, he then gives you power. He has power in heaven and in hell. You become a resurrected Master, you become a dragon of wisdom as the Master says, in the land of עוץ Uwts.
Audience: Do Cain and Abel have any similarities with the story of Romulus and Remus?
Instructor: It might be. Romulus and Remus the main characters of Rome's foundation myth. It might be similar because the italian Romae is read backwards Amore, which is “love” the foundation of this Hebrew myth that we are studying here. Indeed, Cain and Abel are not some particular archetypes that belongs only to the Jews. We teach about this Hebrew myth because we are christians and Judaism is the root of Christianity.
Jews and Muslims know about Cain and Abel; they know the story but rare are those who know the meaning of it. In other ways, Castor and Pollux relate also to this myth in Greek mythology. Now, into my mind comes the story of Hunahpu and Xbalanque from the Popol-Vuh, the Mayan Bible, they relate to the same myth. I think that the story of Hunahpu and Xbalanque is more alchemically beautiful. If you read the story of Hunahpu and Xbalanque in the Popol-Vuh the Mayan Bible, you will see how it relates to the same mystery of Cain and Abel, the two polarities that all of us have, the two serpents in our alchemical anatomy.
So as you see, since we do not have the glory of God within, what do we have instead? We have Satan, his shadow and that shadow knows very well how we behave. He knows very well your thoughts, your feelings, your actions. Do you want to return to your inner God? Let me tell you, Satan will tempt you, will give you a lot of temptations in order for you to develop virtues. If you defeat him in all temptations then you will become another archangel, with light knowing good and evil. Understand Satan is under the service of your own particular individual God and when you want something, a favor from your God, he always sends Satan and says, “Satan, how do you see this man or this woman? He is asking me for this, does he deserve it?” Satan will say, “No, let me tell you what he did yesterday or what she did a week ago”. So God knows everything evil that we do because Satan informs him every second about everything that we do because we carry Satan inside, inside of our psyche and our body. When we go to the sexual act, he will give you sexual strength, there, you have to defeat him.
Instructor: Well the elixir of long life is a substance of light and fire that is related with the vital body, that is given to those that succeed the three days or three hours of alchemy. If you defeat the dragon, if you defeat Satan in all temptations you will receive at the end the elixir of long life and you will enter into Eden again as an immortal being, but first you have to defeat Satan in sex because the elixir of long life relates to the sexual force, the elixir of long life has a sexual basis. If you perform the sexual act like a Chaioth, like a beast you only will know death as it is written, the day that you eat from that fruit you will die, thus, we die because of that. If we have to be immortal again, we have to defeat Satan in order for us to enter into Otz Chayim, the tree of life, and live forever again. This is what happened to Job when he was in the land of עוץ Uwtz, the Wizard of Oz, his own Satan was tempting him, testing him. Do you get that? The creator of that story the Wizard of Oz, I heard, was a Rosicrucian, he knew of this and he fabricated that tale which the people liked. The Witches Lilith and Nahemah and the rest are related to the tree of knowledge, an alchemical story that you read and tell to your children, but you do not know the meaning of it. Likewise to those many who read the Bible and the story, the myth, of Adam and Eve, yet, they do not know the meaning of it.
This sign I give unto you: every people speaks its language of good and evil: this its neighbor understands not. Its language has it devised for itself in laws and customs. - Zarathustra