This is a transcription of the audio lecture Kabbalah of Genesis 13 The Ark of Noah, Part 1 originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free.
Today we are going to talk of the symbology of the Ark of Noah, that which in Greek is called To Soma Heliakon, meaning "the solar body of the solar man," or "the body of the solar man." In Greek "to" means "the," "soma" means "body," and "heliakon" means "solar" from "Helios," "sun." Heliakon is a compound word that denotes plurality; thus, Soma Heliakon means many solar bodies; so, To Soma Heliakon: "the solar bodies of the Solar Man," which in Hebrew is the Ark of Noah.
The Ark of Noah hides the secrets of the Self-realization of the Being, the secrets of Tantra, which are hidden in different verses in the Bible. We need to know a lot of Alchemy and Kabbalah in order to understand what the Ark of Noah is.
To begin, we have to state that for this understanding, we, the Gnostics, study two trees: (1) the Tree of Life, and (2) the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which is Gnosis, because "knowledge" in Hebrew is Daath, and in Greek is Gnosis. So behold here two trees, which are mentioned in the book of Genesis written by Moses.
So, when we talk about the Ark of Noah, we have to talk about wood, since any type of wood comes from a tree; yet, the tree related with the wood of the Ark of Noah is not a tridimensional tree as many people think.
Let us now enter into this kabbalistic and alchemical symbolism in order to understand that the Ark itself is the body, the human body in different stages.
To begin, let me explain about certain statements that are written in the Book of Revelation, which will help us in the explanation of the Ark of Noah. These statements about the church of Thyatira which is the fourth church - if my memory does not betray me - the fourth church in the Book of Revelation, in which we find the following statement:
I am he which searcheth the reins (kidneys) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
So, of course here, this statement is very clear: the one that searches the kidneys and the heart is that energy or that force that the Bible calls the Ruach Elohim or the Spirit of Jehovah, which according to Kabbalah is the holy name of Chokmah (the Son - Christ) in the world of Atziluth. So why is it stated there in the Book of Revelation that Christ is the one that searches the kidneys and the heart and that will give unto everyone of us according to our deeds? It is because the kidneys are related with the sexual potency. That is why these are called "the reins." You know the reins are those instruments that you use in order to hold the horses-or your Chaiah, as you say in Hebrew, your beasts (Chaioth). The power of the beast, the power of sexuality, according to Taoism, can be controlled when you study the chakra of the kidneys. Above the kidneys you find two chakras, called the suprarenal chakras. These chakras are white, immaculate white, when the person is sexually pure-better if we say: when the person is transmuting the waters of Genesis. Everybody knows through the many lectures that we are giving that the waters of Genesis are the sexual waters, the creative waters. God creates through those waters, and obviously those waters are in our sexual organs.
So when somebody is taking care of the sexual energy in the right way, the chakras above the kidneys, on the suprarenal glands - because the suprarenal glands are above the kidneys - show an immaculate white color, this, when the person - I repeat - is taking care of his sexual energy, or her sexual energy. But when the person is very degenerated, sexually speaking, those chakras radiate a bloody red color. So then, you can understand why the Lord, Christ (which is not a person but an energy) when entering into the physical body, which is the Ark (that eventually we have to build, with the knowledge of what is written in Genesis about the Ark of Noah), he knows very well through the kidneys and heart how we are behaving, or how we are behaving sexually.
So, in the organism, the blood is transformed into semen through the metabolism of the physical body. The liver acts in combination with the kidneys in order to elaborate these sexual creative waters that we have in our physical body. Thus, according to our sexual behavior is how we become, because the sexual energy is the center of activity in our emotional center, motor center, and intellectual center.
It also comes into my mind what the Master Jesus stated in the gospel of Matthew 15:19, 20:
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
We mentioned the former statement, because Christ is he who searcheth the reins (kidneys) and the "hearts."
So, the quality of the heart that we have is related with our emotions, which depend on the activity of the kidneys. When you study sexual transmutation, Tantra, you know that the energy travels in the spinal column as the energy of Kundalini, reaching the brain and descending from the root of our nose into the heart; that is its final journey. This is the mystery of the Staff of the Patriarchs that is always with a curve on top of it, meaning that that curve is the head going down into the heart.
So, from the heart, Jesus said, proceed our desires. Remember that in the heart, which is related with the emotional center, is where we have negative emotions or positive emotions, and this is precisely the main point here, because most of us are emotional people. The human emotions are really difficult to control, but when we have the clues we can control the emotional center, as well as the intellectual center and the motor-instinctual-sexual center, which are the three brains that we have to deal with. To know this is indispensable, because only in this way can we understand about the mysteries of the Ark of Noah.
So then, when the person is behaving positively, that is, when the person has Upright Thought, Upright Feeling, and Upright Action, the quality of the sexual energy that he or she creates is of a high quality. And of course, that develops within him or in her a very high level of spirituality. But when the person is not thinking in the right way, feeling in the right way, or acting sexually in the right way, that develops, as we know in psychology, a very low level of spirituality, very materialistic. And the chakras - as I said - of the kidneys, show that outcome with a bloody red color. So this is how the statement "I am he which searcheth the reins (kidneys) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works" is precisely related with our sexual activity in relation with our emotional center.
In the heart, in the left ventricle of our heart, we have an atom. This is a spiritual atom that cannot be found with any microscope or any surgery. When we say atom, we mean a small particle of that which we call Christ in us. In esotericism, we call this atom the Son of Man; it is the Nous atom. This Nous atom is directly related with the solar mind or the solar man that we call here the To Soma Heliakon. Whereas the inferior emotions-which Jesus relates to the heart, which he says proceed from the heart, namely, the negative vibrations, negative feelings-these are related with the materialistic mind, the sensual mind, that the Book of Revelation calls Jezebel, "she who calls herself a prophetess."
So, this Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess is the animal mind that every one of us has; and Nous is that only particle in the physical body that never loses contact with our Monad, with our Glorian, with our own particular Jah-Chavah, as we say in Kabbalah. When we name here the name Jehovah or Jah-Chavah, we always point to the Sephirah Chokmah. The first triangle of the Tree of Life (Kether, Chokmah, Binah) is the triangle of the Logos, the triangle of the Cosmic Christ, the three primary forces of the universe. Thus, Chokmah, which means wisdom in Hebrew, is that energy related with what we call in Christianity the Son, and what in Hinduism is called Vishnu, and among the Aztecs is called Quetzalcoatl. It is also Osiris-Ra. So this force is universal, cosmic. We have an atom of that cosmic force in the left ventricle of the heart, which is the Nous atom, and which the Bible refers to as Noah.
So that is why when you read the book of Genesis 6:5-8 it is stated:
And Jah-Chavah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented Jah-Chavah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
And Jah-Chavah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of Jah-Chavah.
So this is something very important. When you know Alchemy, then you understand what you are reading, because the book of Genesis is a book of Alchemy. Of course, it is a book that encloses a symbol that can be interpreted in seven ways. In this way, the alchemical or microcosmic way, is precisely what we are interested in now. We explain in different lectures about this Ark of Noah in other ways, with different symbolism, but now, we are speaking in direct relation with the physical body.
We have to understand and comprehend that when that energy called Chokmah, Christ, the Cosmic Christ, enters into our body, that energy searches the kidneys and the heart and knows our activities, because that wisdom, that energy, is omniscient, omnipotent, so in this way we have to understand that Christ is not a person but an energy, a force, that is everywhere, and always enters into our bodies-and not only into the human body, but also into the animal bodies, plant bodies, mineral bodies. This is why the mystery of Christ is written on top of the cross where he was crucified: INRI, Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra, a Latin mantra which means "the fire (Ignis) of nature renews it constantly."
INRI, which is the fire that we are talking about here, is the astral signature of the fire. It is a fire that we find within the water, fire that we find within the earth, within the air. That fire is everywhere; it is energy. So when it is written here in the book of Genesis that Jah-Chavah said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth," we have to understand that Jah-Chavah is that solar force which is enclosed in the sexual energy. Remember that God creates, but God is not a person: God is an energy that we carry in the sexual organs. God is an energy that the animals carry in the sexual organs, an energy that the plants carry in the pollen. Jah-Chavah is an energy that is in the mineral kingdom as electricity and magnetism. This is how Jah-Chavah is everywhere in the universe. This is why we state that every atom is a trio of matter, energy, and consciousness. The consciousness is precisely manifested in different levels according to the activity of the recipient. So therefore, you see that when the Book of Revelation states: "I am he which searcheth the reins (kidneys) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works," the searcher is actually the solar consciousness of that energy that goes within the sexual matter.
So, if you act negatively with your sexual energy and feed the desires of your heart, then the outcome of that will be what we call Karma, the effect of your actions, because the sexual energy can create or destroy. Here also comes into my mind this other great verse of the Book of Revelation which deals with "the destroyer," who in Greek is called Apollion, and in Hebrew Abaddon. This angel or energy called "the Destroyer" in the Book of Revelation often appears in the Bible as a destroyer, or it is translated as a destroyer; it appears with Moses when by the command of Jah-Chavah it is killing all the Egyptians, and it also appears in the story of Noah's ark when it is going to destroy the man of the earth.
We have to understand that when the Bible talks about the Earth, it is not talking only about the planet Earth, but about the physical body, because every one of us, individually speaking, is a planet Earth, which in Kabbalah is called Malkuth. So when we talk about Malkuth, we talk about either the whole planet or the physical body. Malkuth means "kingdom" in Hebrew, because it could be the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or the human kingdom; all of them are Malkuth.
Of course, we have our own particular individual Malkuth, thus, when we study Kabbalah we know that Tevah, the Ark, is the physical body within which we are. So when the consciousness of that solar energy enters here (in Malkuth), it knows if we are behaving sexually in the negative way, or in the emotional way through our heart, or if we are continually making thoughts in order to do evil. Well, so there you see how Jah-Chavah is always entering and discovering that the whole humanity in this day and age is sexually degenerated just as in the time of Noah, which was the Atlantean civilization. That humanity-just as we are now-was in the age of Kali Yuga, which is when everyone behaves in the wrong way through their three brains.
So, this is how we have to understand it, how Jah-Chavah descends and sees inside of us our own iniquity, because people think that it is from outside. The populace believes that there is a God there in the clouds, who thunders while throwing lightning bolts against this pigmy kind of humanity. However, we Gnostics understand that Jah-Chavah is יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei, which encloses the mystery of duality.
This is the meaning of Iod Hei Vav Hei. Jah-Chavah encloses the two polarities, which are the forces that create, above and below. So, down here, everything, the outcome of our life, of our destiny depends on how we utilize those forces in us.
So, this is how we understand how that Jah-Chavah descends and sees "that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." And when it is stated that Jah-Chavah repented that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart, and that Jah-Chavah will destroy that humanity, we have to understand that this is at the end of Kali Yuga.
We already gave many lectures where we explained that in every cycle of manifestation every soul has 108 lives. When they finish their 108th life, then devolution starts. This is how humanity is destroyed within the abyss, within the nine layers of the Earth, explained in Kabbalah as Klipoth. This is the descent of souls into the abyss, into the Tartarus, or Inferno as usually said, which is derived from the Latin word INFERNUS which means "inferior," referring to dimensions.
Before the soul enters into the abyss, the devolution starts manifesting itself in the physical body. As you can see now in this planet Earth, on the surface of the Earth, you see only devolution, degeneration, everywhere-sexually speaking, since, of course, sex is the root of everything, and then decays the rest.
So in synthesis, all of us are sentenced to the second death. The second death occurs precisely when entering into the abyss in order to return to the original chaos, in which all the vehicles-that which we call ego-of the failed soul will be disintegrated.
So, when humanity enters into that stage, when all souls are really going down into the abyss, then a great Avatar appears, a great messenger, who gives the clues in order for us to avoid the falling into the abyss by entering into the Ark. In many other lectures we stated that "Ark" also comes from "Arcanum," which is a secret, a mystery. Before the end of the Kali Yuga, this mystery or clue is always given in code, but at the end of Kali Yuga or the dark age, humanity receives it in a very clear way, in order to give them a chance to avoid falling into the abyss.
Of course, the clues of the Ark (Arcanum) have to be elaborated or worked by Nous, by Noah, because each one of us has his own particular individual Noah within his heart. This is why, if right now Chokmah, the Christ (Jah-Chavah) as energy descends into your body and in every single body of the people of the Earth, he will find a lot of iniquity. As you see, this society, this civilization, is really very degenerated in every level. The only good thing that Jah-Chavah will find in us will be the Nous atom, which never loses its purity; thus, only through that atom can work and develop that Son of Man, the Nous atom.
This is why in verse eight of chapter 6 of Genesis the Bible states:
But Noah found grace in the eyes of Jah-Chavah.
Noah, that is, the Nous atom, found grace-the only thing we need-in the eyes of Chokmah, the second Sephirah of the Holy Trinity or Three Primary Forces. This is why we always state that compassion is the first virtue that we have to work with, and in the beginning that compassion should be towards our own particular soul, and then to the rest of humanity; this is because there are many people who have compassion for other souls while they are degenerating themselves, and that is stupid. Thus, compassion, charity, begins in our own house and is then directed outside; that is sacrifice.
The Nous atom is the one that receives the doctrine, and the Nous atom is related with the power of intuition. This is why it is stated that we have to transform our mind into intuitive mind, because we have the instinctual mind very developed, which is the mind that reasons, the intellectual mind. But the intuitive mind has to be developed, and this is only possible by putting the consciousness into activity and by annihilating the ego that we have in abundance.
These are the (sexual) generations of Noah: Noah was a just (or righteous) man and perfect in his (sexual) generations, and Noah walked with the Elohim. - Genesis 6: 9
So, let us see here what a just (or righteous) man is in Gnosticism. Nous is a mind, an intuitive mind (the intuitive reasoning of the individual human soul). Thus, when it is stated that Noah was a just man, it means a just mind, because man in English is the human being, and "Man" comes from the word "manas" which is mind in Sanskrit. There is another related word, "manu," which means someone that has a solar mind.
So, we have to state that there are two types of minds:
- the sensual mind, the concrete mind, which is animal; and
- the intuitive mind which is Nous.
Nous is written in the Bible as Noah, the man (or the Mind) that is always walking with the Elohim. Who are these Elohim?
As you can see, we fixed the translation from the Bible; they have it as "And the Lord says, and the Lord says, and the Lord says, and the Lord says", right? But in Hebrew it does not say the Lord (Adonai), rather, sometimes it says Jehovah, and other times it says Elohim. So, you have to know Hebrew in order to understand what you are reading.
Thus, when Genesis says that Noah walked with the Elohim, it is pointing to the Elohim which means "the Gods and Goddesses," because Elohim is a plural word; "El" is God, masculine, "Eloah" is Goddess in Hebrew, so Elohim with "im" at the end, is a syllable that denotes plurality, which means many. So, Elohim is not a singular God, as many translators of the Bible translate it, because Elohim means Gods and Goddesses. Elohim is a legion of beings who are Self-realized, who in the past performed the alchemical work that we are explaining here, and that therefore became perfect, they became Elohim.
All of us have the potential of becoming Elohim (Gods and Goddesses). Nonetheless, this depends on how we manage the force of Chokmah in our body, the force of Christ, or INRI within ourselves. And this is why it is written:
These are the (sexual) generations of Noah: Noah was a just (or righteous) man and perfect in his (sexual) generations and as Noah walked with the Elohim, Noah begat three sons; Shem, Ham, and Japheth. - Genesis 6: 9-10
Only through Noah or the Nous atom we can raise the Kundalini, because the fires of the Kundalini (which are sexual) are controlled by the fires of Nous. People think that the fire of the Holy Spirit, the fire of the Kundalini, which rises in the spinal column, is a mechanical fire; that it could be awakened just by accident. But they ignore that the three primary forces of the universe are omniscient, intelligent forces. You cannot awaken the Kundalini if you do not work with the fires of the heart, with your Nous atom as it is written in Genesis 6: 9-10. Only Noah can engender Shem, Ham, and Japheth, which are three solar bodies.
Here we are explaining alchemically the book of Genesis. In former lectures we were talking about the symbolism hidden in Genesis about the Atlantean subraces, or the Shemites, but in this lecture we are not going to talk about the Shemites; we are talking about Shem who represents the astral solar body that we have to build, because the true Man, the authentic Human Being, exists beyond the physical body: he has the astral body, the mental body, and the causal body. The astral body is a sidereal body with which you project yourself astrally. People project in the astral plane with their Kama Rupa, body of desires, with their ego, so many people can do that, but to build an astral body is a luxury only for those who know how to have it: this is built by knowing the secret of Tantra. Yes, through chaste Tantra we develop the astral solar body, the mental solar body (which is called Elijah, the solar mind), and Tiphereth, which is the causal body. Shem, Ham, and Japheth symbolize the bodies that we are talking about here: on the Tree of Life they are Hod, Netzach, and Tiphereth, the three solar bodies that we have to build within. These three bodies are precisely the three sons of Noah, or the Nous atom, they are the outcome of Nous; this is why it is written in Genesis that Noah engendered or begat those three sons. In other words, this is what your Nous has to do, if you want to enter into the Ark of Noah or into the new generation, or into the Sixth Root Race that is coming.
There are many prophecies that state that this Aryan race will be destroyed and that a new humanity will come, will be engendered. In order for that humanity to appear, we need to build or generate the three sons of Noah within-this is very important to understand, because everything that we read in the Bible is directed towards our psyche: the astral solar body, mental solar body, and causal solar body are the psychological bodies with which we are capable of traveling up and down the Tree of Life, which are the ten Sephiroth. Yes, we need these vehicles in order to enter within the superior dimensions of nature and to study the laws of Nature and the laws of the Cosmos.
Here, in this physical world, we only have the physical body, and with the physical body we scarcely study only this tridimensional world. Through the senses of the physical body we hear, read theories, dogmas, beliefs, knowledge, yet, the only way in order to verify that which we are listening to or reading is by creating the superior psychological bodies within ourselves, but in order to do that we have to know the procedure, the formula.
Let us continue reading what is written about destruction in Genesis 6: 11-13
The earth also was corrupt before the Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence.
And the Elohim looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
And the Elohim said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
So, the procedure, the formula, is an alchemical statement written in the verse 14th.
14: Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch."
If you read the former verse literally then you might think that Noah had to find this Gopher Tree in order to cut it and then to make an Ark physically with its wood, but as we stated in the beginning, we the Gnostics are interested only in two trees: the Tree of Life (which is the Kabbalah) and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Tree of Life-Kabbalah-is the inner Being, and the Tree of Good and Evil is the sexual potency. This is why in the book the Popol Vuh of the Mayans it is stated that the Gods made men of wood, and after they made men with wood, they fused them with divinity. So, we will state that symbolically, alchemically speaking, we, Gnostics, are a type of people made of wood. That wood is from the Tree of Good and Evil, the Tree of Knowledge, which is sexuality; simply, we are made of Gopher Wood. Gopher is related with sulfur, you see? Sulfur Wood or as it is also stated, Resin Wood; this is why many translators of the Bible think that the Gopher Tree is a type of pine tree with which the Ark was made of, physically speaking, when they try to explain about the gopher wood.
Comprehend this: the wood is that element that we often use in order to make fire. If you make a fire, a bonfire, you need a lot of wood, so then, from the wood emerges the fire, from the wood comes the gopher, the sulfur. When it is stated in Genesis that you have to make an Ark with gopher wood, it is clearly telling you that you have to make such an Ark, that you have to generate your vehicles with your sexual energy, with your sulfur, in other words, with your fire, with your sexual fire.
Likewise, another statement about fire comes into my mind. In Aztec mythology, according to Aztec Masters, the ones who discovered fire were a man and a woman, a couple, because the fire was always within them. Of course, this Aztec myth about the man and the woman bring us into our mind the Cross with its two beams, the vertical and the horizontal. The vertical beam of the Cross symbolizes the sexual phallus, and the horizontal beam symbolizes the feminine vagina; when these beams are united, this is how man and woman make fire. This is why it is written on the top of the Cross, INRI: Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra, the fire renews nature constantly. There is Tantra hidden within these symbols. So to make an Ark with gopher wood is precisely the mystery of Tantra.
"And shalt pitch it within and without with pitch." The pitch is a distillation of elements in order to cover the Ark, in order for the water not to go into the Ark. What waters are we talking about here? Remember that in this moment we are, indeed, again in a great flood of degeneration. As if following Genesis 6 we can say: "The earth again is corrupt before the Elohim, and the earth again is filled with violence. And the Elohim again looked upon the earth, and, behold, it is corrupt; for all flesh has corrupted his way upon the earth. And the Elohim have again said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before us; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, we will destroy them with the earth."
Yes, the waters are again polluted. Now, when you see the oceans, the rivers, the lakes, it is very rare to find clean water. And why is it that the waters are polluted? The waters are polluted because they reflect that our own particular waters are also polluted, our own sexual waters.
So, to pitch the Ark within and without with pitch is an alchemical statement, which means that you have to distill the sexual matter in order to liberate the sulfur, in other words, to pitch it inside and outside is a process of Tantra, Alchemy, that can only be performed between a man and a woman, by following the procedures of Daath, the Sephirah of mystery.
So, if we are intelligent (Binah), we have to stop looking for the remains of the Ark on Mount Ararat, as it is literally written in Genesis 8:4 that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. We have to understand that that famous Mount Ararat is precisely the top of our head, the pineal gland; because the sexual fire of Kundalini has to rise from the sexual organs up through the spinal column to the pineal gland, and that is why it is written:
Rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
It is translated "rooms," yet it is really not rooms but "reeds." In Hebrew the word (קִנִּים) is "reeds" or "windpipes," not rooms. It is reeds or windpipes because this symbolizes the mystery of the spinal column. So, with reeds shalt thou make the Ark.
How many reeds do we need in order to make such an Ark? We only need two, no more: namely, the spinal reed of the man and the spinal reed of the woman, that is all, that is enough. Yes, with two windpipes we make the big Ark: that is, through sexual cooperation we build those bodies that we are talking about.
Of course, in order to pitch it, this is a long work. It is written in alchemy, esotericism, that the whole work can be performed in forty years, forty years of very serious work in alchemy. Indeed, it could be more years, but in the Bible it is stated that the great flood endured forty days. Forty is the number of the Hebrew letter Mem. In Kabbalah, the Hebrew letters-which were delivered to humanity by the angel Metatron-are symbols of the different alchemical and Kabbalistic elements that we have to comprehend. So the letter Mem, which is the letter M, has the numerical value of forty and symbolizes water; of course, we are talking about the waters of Genesis.
When we stated that this humanity will again be destroyed by the waters, this is evidently clear, since right now this humanity is being destroyed by the sexual waters. All of those sexual diseases that are appearing everywhere, like AIDS, are coming because of human polluted waters; you know this. Many species of human beings are being annihilated because of AIDS, but not only blood types of diseases, because sexual degeneration is really originating different diseases in the physical body. This humanity is dying.
The problem here is that humanity ignores that our own salvation is in the sexual energy. If humanity keeps manifesting or doing the sexual act, or behaving sexually in the way that they are behaving, they will be destroyed, and not only by their own whim, but also by the forces of the elements, because we Gnostics know very well that the sexual energy is connected to the elements of nature. When you study Alchemy and Kabbalah you learn how the elements of nature are related with the sexual energy. Thus, if humanity keeps using the sexual energy in the wrong way, its souls will descend into the abyss: Klipoth.
Malkuth filters humanity in two ways; thus, there are two types of humanities that develop according to the Tree of Life: namely, 1) from Malkuth above, the solar humanity, the Ark of Noah that is called To Soma Heliakon. Yet, 2) from Malkuth below, Klipoth, the fornicator humanity, which devolves in the infradimensions after the physical plane is cleansed.
And the Elohim said unto Noah, the end of all (physical) flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with (sexual and all type of) violence through them (the intellectual animals); and, behold, I will destroy them (the intellectual animals) with the earth. - Genesis 6: 13
Down in Klipoth you find two spheres, Lilith and Nahemah. Nahemah is the mother of prostitution, adultery, and fornication. Lilith is the mother of lesbianism, homosexuality, and any twisted type of sexual degeneration; so, this is the type of humanity that devolves in Klipoth. When any humanity is much degenerated, then the abyss surfaces on the Earth as it has surfaced now, surfaced in this tridimensional world of Malkuth. Now you see how the laws of the abyss are being established on this tridimensional world. Or as Revelation 17: 8, 9 states:
The (intellectual) beast that thou sawest (on this physical plane) was (in the abyss), and is not (physical); and (his perversity) shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Klipoth, the Abyss), and (all of those who follow its laws) go into perdition (devolution): and they (who justify sexual degeneration) that dwell on the earth (physical plane) shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of (the Tree of) life from the foundation (Yesod - sex) of the (physical) world, when they behold the (intellectual - fornicator) beast that was (in the abyss), and is not (physical), and yet is (on this tridimensional world).
And here is the mind which hath wisdom (Chokmah - Christ). The seven heads (or seven capital sins of the beast) are seven mountains (of concentrated desire), on which the woman (our physical nature) sitteth.
Now we have to do super efforts in order to bring the superior laws of the upper Sephiroth into Malkuth, into our physical body, and only Noah can do that, because Noah, the Nous atom in the left ventricle of the heart, walks with the Elohim. The Elohim are a symbol of all the monads that belong to the different Sephiroth of the Tree of Life. If you study the four worlds of Kabbalah you will find all of those Elohim which the Bible calls angels, archangels, principalities, thrones, cherubim, seraphim, etc, etc.
And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits. - Genesis 6:15
So, the length of the Ark is three hundred cubits. Here, you have to know what three hundred is. What is the number three hundred? It is related with the letter Shin. Shin is the Hebrew letter that is a hieroglyphic with three wicks and one base. These three wicks are a symbol of the holy trinity in the letter Shin. The word Israel is written with Shin, so it should not be said "Israel," it should be said "Ishrael," since in Hebrew you say "Ish," in order to say "man." You write it with the letter Shin. Likewise, you say "Isha" in order to say "woman," because both represent the two polarities of the sexual energy. So, when you read that Noah has to make the Ark three hundred cubits in length, this means that you have to work with the three primary forces: Kether, Chokmah, Binah; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva; the three primary forces of the universe.
How are you going to work with the three primary forces? Well, anatomically, when you see the length of your body, you see that we have three nervous systems, and when we study these three nervous systems we see how the three nervous systems are related with the length of your body, from the top of your head to your feet.
- The central nervous system, which is also called the cerebrum-spinal nervous system is the vehicle of the first primary force called Kether, the Father.
- The grand sympathetic nervous system, which is related with the emotional center here in the heart, is the vehicle of Chokmah, the Son.
- The parasympathetic nervous system which is related with the sexual active energy, is also called Vagus, is the vehicle of Binah, the Holy Spirit.
This is precisely the length of the Ark. If you want to search for the Ark, then look in your body; there is where you have these three fires of the letter Shin. Everybody carries the fires of God in their three nervous systems. From above, these three primary forces of the letter Shin descend into the physical body. Thus, you have the Father as energy in your central nervous system, the Son in the heart, in the grand sympathetic nervous system, and the Holy Spirit, which is always related with the sexual energy, in the parasympathetic nervous system.
In other words, Shin represents that the length of your work, of that Ark that you are going to build with your Tantric work, has to be related with three factors: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; or the three primary forces, the three Logoi: Kether, Chokmah, and Binah. These are the First Logos, Second Logos, and Third Logos. Logos means "word," the Word or the vibration of the Shin energy, as in John 1:1-3:
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 (even the Ark of Noah) that was made.
So you have to work with your three brains: you have to work with your intellectual brain, with your emotional brain, and with your motor-instinctual-sexual brain; this is precisely the psychological (psyche-soul + logical-Logos) work, this is the length of the Ark of Noah.
Of course, you have to comprehend that when you address the third nervous system, which is the nervous system related with the Holy Spirit, the force that manifests in the sexual-motor-instinctual brain, that such a brain is always divided, split, into two forces. This is precisely how you study it in alchemy. To comprehend this, let us study man and woman: in the brain, there is no difference between them. In the heart, there is no difference. Yet in the sex, there is a big difference, because the sexual energy is divided into feminine and masculine.
The sexual energy is what makes the body of the female as well as the body of the male. So we said "male and female," but really the origin of male and female is the sexual energy. You know, in this day and age, there is no doubt about it. So, when you go down there to address the sexual organs, then you have to talk in duality. Likewise, you have to comprehend that the sexual energy in the physical body-that is that Ark that we are talking about here-is divided in two polarities called in alchemy mercury; yes, mercury. Remember that the sulfur-that is, the fire that comes from above through the three nervous systems-transforms itself into mercury. This is why it is stated that Mercury is the messenger of the Gods. The mercury in the sexual organs is called brute mercury, as you find it in the gonads. Gnostically, we say semen when we refer to sexual energy, whether in the male or the female. For us, the Gnostics, the woman has semen and the man has semen as well. Of course, the semen in the woman is feminine; it is called Verya. In the man it is masculine. So this semen is the brute mercury with which, you know, we multiply physically.
We, Gnostics know that the brute mercury is indispensable, but we have to transmute it, we have to transform that mercury, and this is precisely what we read in Genesis 6:15, 16; in the Bible.
The breadth of it fifty cubits and the height of it thirty cubits; a window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
The width or the breadth of the Ark is fifty cubits. The width fifty is the letter Nun, which in English is the letter N. Nun, according to alchemy, is the letter that symbolizes fish. In English, you write the word Noah with four letters, but in Hebrew you do not find vowels; that is why in Hebrew the word Noah is only two letters: Nun and Chet (נח), within Hei (the body). The letter N or Nun means "fish," and the letter Chet is the symbol of the two polarities of Malkuth, the physical body. In other words, the Nous atom of the heart has to control the fish, the Nun which is in the sexual organs. That fish is called sperm in the man (the Vav) and ovum in the woman (the Zayin); both have fish (Nun) that is Chet, life, that have to be transformed in the physical body, which is the Hei, which is Malkuth.
Likewise we state that the width symbolizes the Leviathan. You know the fish, the Leviathan, or what is also called the letter Nun. Yes, Nun is also related with the Leviathan and with all those other forces that are called Behemoth. So the Leviathan relates to the sexual potency in the human organism. It is related to the width because we have to know how to walk with those forces, with the right foot and the left foot, we have to know how to apply that energy in the very sexual act, because that energy works when we perform the cross.
Physically speaking, in the sexual act when a man's lingam enters a woman's yoni, they perform the cross, thus, the crossing of their Nuns, their sperm, will create a new body; of course, in the animal generation. But, when we talk about Alchemy, Daath, Gnosticism, we have to know how to create Shem, Ham, and Japheth (astral, mental and causal solar bodies) through the sexual cross, this is what we Gnostics want, because these are the generation of Noah, the Nous atom, this is what we need. We do not need to create children in the physical world, or to hear a lecture in order to know how to create them, since everybody knows how to do that.
Listen, in order to create the three children of Noah, we have to learn how to transmute the brute mercury (the Ens Seminis), that is, to learn how to transform the sperm into energy, or in other words, to learn how to liberate the creative energy from our sexual matter. This is only possible in Tantra, in the sexual act, because this is how the gopher wood works, this is how the gopher wood, that sulfuric wood, starts liberating the fire; in other words, the couple start handling the sexual fire of the Holy Spirit through the cross, because through the cross the Holy Spirit is the creator of life.
So what we need is to liberate the soul of the mercury (the Tzalem of God), you see? This is what is called the vapors from that water of Genesis.
But there went up a mist from the earth (physical body), and watered the whole face of the ground. - Genesis 2: 6
When you place ordinary water to boil in a fire, the vapors start rising until the water disappears from the container. The same thing happens to your sexual waters when you apply Sexual Alchemy. The soul of the mercury is liberated from the brute mercury, and that soul of the mercury (the Tzalem of God) is what goes up within channels which in Hinduism are called Ida and Pingala, through the spinal column, or through the reed or windpipe with which you are making the Ark.
In the book of Genesis, Ida and Pingala are called Adam and Eve; they are Ying-Yang, the two polarities. We have to understand and not to fall into mistakes of thinking that Adam and Eve were a man and a woman: everything in Genesis is symbolic; it is book of alchemy. Those two polarities are in our spinal column, and when a man and a woman connect sexually, they liberate the soul of the mercury, this is the second type of mercury that we need to liberate.
Then inquired I, and said unto him, what are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
And I inquired again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, "Adonai."
Then said he, these are the two anointed ones that stand by ("Adonai Ha-Aretz") the Lord of the whole earth (Malkuth). - Zechariah 4: 11-14
Remember, I repeat, mercury is the messenger of the gods. Unfortunately, humanity ignores this, because it is sexually degenerated. Instead, humanity creates another type of mercury which is called dry mercury. What is the dry mercury? The dry mercury is that which we call ego, psychological entities that should not exist within us, namely: lust, anger, pride, vanity, laziness, gluttony, greed, etc. Alchemically, those sinful elements are called "dry mercury," which should be destroyed, annihilated, by knowing the procedure, a procedure that we explain in other lectures.
Now we are only going to talk about the soul of the mercury, which we need to liberate. The soul of the mercury is liberated when the couple in the sexual act avoids the spasm, the abominable orgasm of animals. Every type of animal fornicates, reaches the orgasm or the spasm, which is a natural process in the animal kingdom. However, if we want to reach the human level, we have to renounce the animal level, or to renounce what we call "animal generation."
Remember that it is written, "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations." Noah's generations are the outcome of the soul of the mercury. Noah's generations are only possible by avoiding the spasm, the abominable orgasm of the fornicators. Nevertheless, you also have to know how to liberate, how to sublimate that soul, in order to transform the matter into energy and the energy into matter in the very sexual act.
In the common and ordinary sexual act, when the man and the woman are sexually united and they reach the spasm or the orgasm of the animals, they mix the sperm and the ovum, which as you know eventually become a child in the physical plane; yet this is only the mixture of the brute mercury. Yet, in alchemy or Daath, the generations of Noah are not related with the combination of the brute mercury, because anybody can do that. What we want is the generations of Noah, which are the outcome of the combination of the soul of the mercury, and this is precisely the work of Noah, the Nous atom in the heart. This is why when you are performing sexual transmutation you have to concentrate in your heart, in your Divine Father and Divine Mother, or as the commandment states, "You have to honor your father and your mother."
The father is Jah and the mother is Chavah. When united, they form Jah-Chavah, Iod-Havah, Jehovah, inside, not outside. In other words, when you honor your Father and your Mother in the sexual act, then man and woman are uniting the soul of their mercury, which is precisely INRI or the fire that we are talking about here, that is the outcome of the gopher wood, the sulfuric wood. So, fire is the element that we need in order to build the Ark within. In other words, if you do not liberate that INRI, that sulfur, that soul of the mercury, then you cannot build the Ark within, you cannot be saved from the waters of degeneration, or the abyss, the bottomless pit.
The union of the soul of the mercury of the woman with the soul of the mercury of the man in the sexual act must be performed over the span of forty years of alchemical work. It is forty because it is related to Mem. Forty years also means that you are not going to perform all of this in one day, or with one woman today and tomorrow with another and then maybe with this other one, and so on, because by committing adultery you do not make anything. Understand that we are talking here about polarities, which are scientific polarities; i.e., if you unite two negative wires with one positive, you make a short circuit, or two positives with one negative you make another short-circuit. And if you unite three or more positives with one negative, it won't work, this is obvious. We need only one positive wire and one negative wire united sexually (which is the third force) in order make light or to build what we have to build.
The soul of the mercury is crossed in the alchemical way. When the soul of the mercury of the woman and the man are crossed in the sexual act, eventually with time and when guided by the fires of the heart, another, or the third mercury awakens, which is the mercury that is fecundated by the sulfur; it is called fecundated mercury. This fecundated mercury is what in the Hindustan or India is called Kundalini, or what in the Bible is called the energy of the Holy Spirit or the energy of Jehovah, which is hidden within the animal substance called semen. This is why it is stated that you have to put in the Ark a pair of impure animals, which in Hebrew is Chaiah.
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. - Genesis 6:19
Chaiah is the sexual potency. That is why in Kabbalah the holy name of God in Yesod, which is the sexual organs, is "Shaddai El Chai," translated as "The Almighty God." Thus, the Almighty God, Shaddai El Chai, is precisely the sexual potency of the beast that we have in the sexual organs, within the semen itself, our animal substance. There are two of every sort because we need the man and the woman united and because we have too many impure animal elements, because we have a lot of lust. Lust is animal, and we have not only one type of lust, but many types of lust. And to liberate the Chaiah, the fire, the life, from every impure element that we have within is precisely a work of alchemy. Those animal elements that we have within are impure and are many, namely lust, anger, greed, pride, laziness, gluttony, envy, etc. So then, you see there that in order to collect the life (Chai) of all the impure animals and to put them into the Ark is a work of alchemy, it is a long psychological work. It does not mean as ignorant people think that Noah has to go outside and get a couple of lions, a couple of giraffes, etc.; well, a couple of dinosaurs would have been enough in order to destroy that "Ark" or to sink that "Ark" into the ocean. Understand that we are talking here about symbolism, alchemical symbolism; those pairs of impure animals are within us, everyone carries them within.
Yes, we need to transform, to transmute lust into chastity, pride into humbleness, humility, anger into sweetness, greed into philanthropy. Every type of defect has to be transformed; we have to take the life (Chai) from those animals that we have within. Nevertheless, it is also written in Genesis 7: 1-5:
And Jah-Chavah said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
And Noah did according unto all that Jah-Chavah commanded him.
Therefore, the pure or clean Chaiah or Chaioth-Ha-Kadosh are related with the seven Sephiroth above. These are pure elements that we need to bring into the Ark. To bring these seven elements in the Ark implies a creation, because remember that it is also written:
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. - Matthew 4:4
So, these are other forces from above, from the Elohim, that need to be brought into the sexual act, and this is a process of alchemy. Because, in synthesis, a perfect man has seven bodies, and a perfect woman has also seven bodies, namely:
- The physical body, called Malkuth in Hebrew
- The vital body, which is the superior part of the physical body, which is called the ethereal body, is Yesod
- The astral body which is Hod
- The mental body which is Netzach
- The causal body which is Tiphereth
- The Buddhic body which is Geburah
- The spiritual body which is Chesed, sometimes called Gedulah.
So these are the seven bodies on the Tree of Life: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth. Physical body, vital body, astral body, mental body, causal body, Buddhic body, spiritual body; these are seven. These are the seven that we have to unite: seven of the woman and seven of the man make a total of fourteen. Add to that the impurities related with their Ida and Pingala, because down here in the sexual act, as we stated, we are divided in two, the two polarities, the two forces in each, which make the addition of four; this is what we call Iod He Vav He. So, fourteen plus four is eighteen, which in Hebrew language, in Kabbalah, makes the word Chaiah, "life." So, these are the alchemical elements that we have to put into the Ark by working with Mem.
It is stated in the Bible that the Ark has to have three stories, or three levels. Here in the physical world we are in the world of Assiah, the world of action and matter, which is called Malkuth. But above it we have three levels or three worlds, which in Kabbalah are called Atziluth, Briah, and Yetzirah. Above Assiah we find Yetzirah, above Yetzirah we have Briah, and above Briah we have Atziluth; those are the three stories that according to the Kabbalistic statements in the Bible have to be built in the Ark. In other words, it is the Adam Kadmon, the heavenly man. So, when the Ark is done, when it is created, then that creature is capable of navigating in all dimensions and all the worlds of Kabbalah, and knowing and talking with the Elohim, because remember that it is written that Noah walks with the Elohim.
Here in this physical world we talk about the Elohim, the Gods and Goddesses, or the Angels, etc. Yet, for some people that is just an illusion, a theory, a dogma. Who knows if the angels exist? Only when you build the three children of Noah within you, then you know, then, you do not need to believe in anything, because you can talk with them as we are talking here. You are listening to me and I am talking to you, thus, you do not believe that I exist, because I am in front of you, it is pretty obvious that I am in front of you and you are in front of me. So, when you build the three children of Noah inside of you, you are in contact with the angels, with the Elohim, and you know that they exist, not because somebody said it or because the Bible talks about it or because another sacred book talks about it, but because you are talking with them and you are having an interaction with those Elohim, thanks to your Nous, to your Noah.
So, this is precisely the height that the Ark has to have, because when you study Kabbalah you know that the height, or the three worlds, are related with three triangles that are shown here: Assiah, Malkuth, is the physical body, and this is why when the Kabbalist book of Revelation says: "Go and teach to the seven churches of Assiah," people think that John is talking about the continent Asia. They ignore that those seven chakras, or seven churches, are related with the reed, with the Kundalini, the seven chakras that are studied in Hinduism, and that the Book of Revelation calls "seven churches," magnetic centers that you develop in your spinal column, in your reed. When the reeds of man and woman are united, seven and seven as well, fourteen, two and two, that is the mystery of the Ark. It is simple when you know alchemy and Kabbalah.
And this is how, when the great flood comes, you are saved, because you build the Ark inside of yourself. Within, you must be clear of degeneration, thus, you have to clean yourself and that is a work that has to be performed in forty years, working with the three factors of the revolution of the consciousness:
The annihilation of the ego, which is in relation with the crow that Noah sends out of the Ark, is a process that we call putrefaction, in which you have to clean yourself by annihilating your ego. The procedure in order to annihilate the ego is given in many lectures and is already written in many books [See The Revolution of the Dialectic]. This psychological death is done by combining inferior and superior forces within the Ark of Noah-yes, inside, you must work with your own animals (Chaioth), impure elements and pure elements; behold, this is precisely the mystery.
The window that has to open here on top of the Ark is in relation with the letter Aleph, which is precisely clairvoyance, or the power of seeing-not only physically but internally, until you are completely awakened.
Of course, the most important of the different Mercuries that we have mentioned to you is the fecundated mercury, because the soul of the mercury can be liberated even if you are single; for instance, by performing exercises of Pranayama the energy rises through Ida and Pingala or Adam and Eve in your spinal column, toward your brain and to your heart. But the fecundated mercury can only be awakened by the sexual contact between man and woman; such a mercury is the one that creates Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three children of Noah, within. Only and man and a woman can create a child. Shem, Ham, and Japheth are the generation that comes from the fecundated mercury. Shem, Ham, and Japheth are the astral solar body, the mental solar body, and the causal solar body.
So do you understand now what the Ark of Noah is? It is a work of alchemy. This mystery was taught in Atlantis to the people that were degenerated at that time, just as we in this time are degenerated. If you do not want to be in the abyss, or do not want to fall into the abyss, that is, to fall into the devolution of the mechanical forces of nature, well, the only answer for that, in order to be liberated from that, is Noah, and that is the Nous atom, which is what the Bible calls in the gospels, the Son of Man. This is the knowledge of the Son of Man that comes within the clouds of mystery.
Behold, he cometh 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. Revelation 1: 7
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. - Matthew 24: 37-39
Noah is the Son of Man that you need to lift up, because only the Son of Man can liberate you from the degeneration that we are already in.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. - John 3:14
Do you have questions?
Audience: How important is the imagination when you are transmuting the sexual energy both as a single person, and more importantly as a married couple?
Speaker: Of course, the imagination is clairvoyance, the window that has to open here on top of the Ark. Imagination and clairvoyance are the same thing. Imagination comes from the word "image." Now, for instance, I am receiving your image into my eyes, and that is why I know who you are. When I see a tree I receive the image of the tree, so what I have in my brain are the images of the elements which are outside of me in the physical world. So, the third eye (clairvoyance) also captures images not only related with the tridimensional world but also to other superior dimensions, or inferior dimensions; this is what we call imagination.
Inside of us we have the vital body, which is related with the fourth dimension, and the channels through which the energy rises are semi-ethereal, semi-physical. So, in order for you to see that, you have to use your imagination. This is why there are many pictures, many ways to see that, for example, first by seeing a picture of it, or a painting of it. However, the best way is to meditate and concentrate and see it in your body; this way is the best. When in meditation you see it in your body with your imagination, then you can easily visualize it when you are doing your transmutation as a single person or in Tantra.
Audience: I think you briefly compared Noah's sons to his solar bodies, did I hear this correctly? And if they represent the solar bodies, why did he curse one of them?
Speaker: He did not curse any of them; he cursed the son of one of them. If you read the Bible, you will verify that Noah did not curse one of his sons, he cursed one of the sons of his sons. I believe it is the son of Ham which is called Canaan. I do not remember very well, because I do not memorize the Bible. But I remember that I read it.
Ham represents the mental body which is directly connected with the body of desires. When you create the mental solar body, which is Ham, and you utilize it in the wrong way, obviously you create desire. Desire is damned, it is animal. You cannot be in the new generation, in the Promised Land, with desires. We will state that that will be a wrong generation after being born again, that is the symbol. Read carefully the Bible, you will see that it is not one of the sons, but the son of one of his sons, after he gets drunk, inebriated; this is a symbol of transmutation as well, the inebriation with the wine of life, or the wine of the transubstantiation.
Audience: It seems like a lot of [Gnostic] couples stay together just for the alchemy, right? Like in regular society, a lot of parents stay together for the children's sake. But if there is no love in the relationship, if they are just performing alchemy, is the energy still there, is the energy still building?
Speaker: Remember, as we stated in the beginning, the Nous atom, Noah, in the left ventricle of the heart, according to alchemy, according to Genesis, is the one that builds its generations. Noah is the one that walks with the Elohim, with his own particular Jehovah. So if you are there and not because of Nous, not because you are walking with God, but you are doing the sexual act there without love, then there is no Nous there, there is no Noah, it is just animal. That is why a Perfect Matrimony has to be performed between two people, man and woman, that love each other, not only physically but also emotionally, mentally, and volitionally, the body of will. That is precisely the right way...
Audience: ...relationships, you talk about forty years, you know...
Speaker: Yes, of course, you have to find a spouse who you will love, because love is felt in the heart, not in the mind. What you must feel here is a lot of love for your spouse, the one with whom you have to walk with the Elohim, because it is the Nous atom the one that is going, walking... If you are in the sexual act and you do not feel anything in your heart for the one that is with you, then what are you doing? There must be love. Remember that God is love, it is that Nous atom, it is that Chokmah. This is why Chokmah, which is the second Sephirah, is called the Son, and it is also called Love. The Father is Wisdom, the Son is Love, and the Holy Spirit, Binah, is the sexual energy. But the sexual energy, Kundalini, the sexual energy of the Holy Spirit, rises in the spinal column only through the merits of our heart, so the heart is controlling those fires. So you have to judge your psyche, your mind, etc, before going into copulation, in order to perform Tantra: do you really love that person or are you just doing it for curiosity, in order to see what happens? Because if Nous is not there, then Kundalini will not awaken, so you need to be serious.
Audience: Why does the dove return with an olive branch?
Speaker: Well, the olive branch is the symbol of victory. The olive is the tree with which you make olive oil, and olive oil is a symbol of transmutation. If you read Zechariah 4:1-3 in the Old Testament, he placed the olive branches as the symbol of the Two Witnesses, right?
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
These are the two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves in the temple, which is the physical body. So these two olive branches that rise in the spinal column are precisely the symbol of the dove returning with an olive branch. The dove is a symbol of the energy of the Holy Spirit that rises in the spinal column. That dove has to rise as energy. The white dove is the symbol of purity. The symbol of the white dove is precisely the one that came from heaven in the baptism of Jesus, when he was on the waters also. You see, everything is in relation with transmutation. So if that dove brings an olive branch in his beak, it means that you are triumphing in your sexual alchemy.