This is a transcription of the audio lecture Runes 09 Runes Fa, Dorn, and Os AUDIO originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free. There is also an accompanying PDF: Runes 09 Runes Fa, Dorn, and Os PDF
These three Runes relate to the first, third, and fourth letters of the Runic Futharkh. The alphabet of the Runes is called Futharkh, which comes from the first six runes, in the same way that we say "alphabet," a word made from alpha and beta, the first two Greek letters.
The Runes also have a specific number, like the Hebrew letters.
The first letter of the Futharkh is F, which is related to the Rune Fa. The last letter is the Rune Othila, similar to the final Greek letter, Omega.
In the Greek alphabet there are two O's. The first is the Omicron or small O. The last is the Omega, the big O. So, in the same way that in the Greek alphabet we find both the small and big O, so too in the Futharkh, there are two O's. The fourth rune (Os) is pronounced O or A, which is why sometimes we call the chart of the runic alphabet Futhorkh or Futharkh, in order to articulate either of the two sounds of this letter of the Runic alphabet.
The O and A sounds can be seen in the chart that relate to the Rune Os also called Ansuz, whose shape is exactly the opposite of the first, the Rune Fa. The Rune Fa has its arms held upward, while the Rune Os or Ansuz has its arms pointing downward. The Rune Os is intimately related with the other "O," which is at the very end of the alphabet and is called Rune Othila.
We are going to study both of these "O" Runes, in relation with the third Rune, called Thorn or Dorn. In English we call it Thorn, while in German it is Dorn.
The shape of Thorn is directly related with the Rune Othila, which has that Thorn on top of the X. Othila is a modification of the Rune Gibor that we have talked about previously.
The positions of these Runic letters come from the Edda, the "German Bible." The Edda is a poem. Among the many chapters of that book, there is one called "The Runic Song of Odin." The Runic Song of Odin has eighteen verses, and concludes with the Rune Gibor. This is why most students of the Runes state that the very end of the Runic alphabet, the Futharkh, is the G, which is the Rune Gibor. However, we find other Runes at the very bottom of this chart that also relate to the Futharkh. If you see the Rune Othila, which is the "O" at the very bottom right, you see that it is related to the Gibor, the X, with the only difference that it has the Thorn on top. The "D", which is before Othila, is also the same Gibor, an "X" in the middle of two vertical lines.
So, the letters at the very bottom of fourth horizontal line—which we have already talked about in previous lectures—relate to the letters above, the six of them are modifications of the eighteen letters in order to explain the language of the Runes that are written in different places of Europe and America, etc.
We like the chart of 24 letters instead of the 18 letters. This is because the number 24 relates to the 24th Arcanum, which is the Arcanum of the Divine Mother, the Weaver. She weaves in the loom of God, and in order to weave in the loom of God, she utilizes the 24 letters of the Runic Alphabet in order to create the Word; the chart is the loom, the womb of Mary. Remember that it is written that in the Beginning was the Word, and the incarnation of the word is the mystery that is hidden within the loom or womb of the Divine Mother Mary, Isis, etc. She has different names, according to different religions. This is why, when we talk about the Futharkh, we like the chart that addresses all of the letters, the 24 letters, the Arcanum 24th, the Weaver.
Now, these Runes Fa, Dorn, and Os—as we have often explained in these lectures—relate to the center of the Aztec calendar, and the whole stone. Very clearly, you can see the shape of the Rune Dorn, or that other which is called Othila, related to the center of the Aztec calendar. You can see very clearly the Thorn on top of the head of Tonatiuh. Yes, you can also clearly see the shape of the Rune Othila in the "X" center of Tonatiuh, the face of the Aztec calendar.
In the next graphic we show the position of those Runes, in relation with our physicality.
As you can see, the Rune Fa is physically made when we put our arms in a straight horizontal position with the vertical body; the left arm a little higher than the right. Now, the Rune Dorn is represented with the two arms forming two Thorns, or two D's. The Rune Dorn, or Thorn, is the letter D or TH. The letter D in the old Hebrew alphabet has the shape of a triangle. Therefore, we see two Daleths or D's here, the Dorn and Thorn, which are represented by the two arms, which form also the Rune Othila and which can be performed in different bodily shapes.
The Rune Os as it is represented in the Futharkh is the fourth letter or Rune, which has its arms pointing downwards. This is why we said that the Rune Os is the opposite of the Rune Fa. We are going to explain—by means of the science of Alchemy—in which way this opposition between these two Runes relates to our own physicality and psychology.
In the next graphic, we find the Aztec stone which points to the North, South, West, East, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast, in order to show you that you can also make the shape of the Rune Fa, on the right using the Northeast and the East as the arms, and the Rune Os in opposition in the West, by placing the two arms down towards the Southwest; this, in order to form those two opposite Runes, to show "Fa" and "Os" in an abstract manner. Remember that we always state that all of the letters are hidden in the Aztec calendar, thus we need to use imagination in order to see all of them in this way, hidden. This is how the Masters left these mysteries, in order for us to study it.
The Rune Fa
We generally study Fa in its form with the two arms upwards. Yet, when delving into the Rune Fa, sometimes we find another shape of this Rune, where the right arm protrudes from the very bottom of the vertical line, and the left arm emerges from the middle. This is another modification of this Rune; it resembles the shape of the letter ש Shin of the Hebrew alphabet. The letter Shin symbolizes fire. When we see the letter Shin, we see the symbol of fire. In Hebrew , in order to write the word fire, we use two letters: Aleph and Shin, which together are pronounced Esh. The letter Aleph symbolizes air, and the letter Shin is fire. It is very significant that in order to write fire in Hebrew , you use these two letters, which symbolize air and fire respectively. In many lectures, we have explained that the air—Aleph, whose shape symbolizes the Holy Trinity—that enters through our nostrils, represents the three aspects of the Akashic force, or the Akashic fire, which is Kether, Chokmah, Binah / Father, Son, Holy Spirit; they enters through the nose and in the lungs, they purify the Shin, which is in the blood, the fire of our organism. This is why air and fire (Esh) Aleph and Shin, are always together in our blood. So, from this point of view, we say that indeed fire has air within, or in other words, Shin contains Aleph within. This is why, when we address the Rune Fa, we are also addressing the letter Aleph, which is the symbol of air. Fire and air are above, water and earth are below.
In many lectures related with the Hebrew alphabet, we have addressed Aleph, the first Hebrew letter. Yet let us remember it again, in order to understand this marvelous Rune Fa. When we talk about the Greek alphabet we know that the first letter is Alpha, which has the same shape of Aleph in the old Hebrew alefbet. Aleph and Alpha both come from the same origin. When we utter Aleph or Alpha, we sense the origin of these words, or the root of these words. We find that the word Alpha is made by two words, namely, "All" and "Fa': "all [Runes] Fa." Thus, we find the word Alpha "Allfa" or "all the Fa's." The Fa is all the fires that we have to realize. The "Fa," the F, the fire that we are talking about here is hidden within Alpha, within All-Fa's; within Aleph, All-Fs, all fires are hidden within "A" (the eternal breath profoundly unknowable to itself)
The word "Fohat" has the sound of the letter F; Fohat is fire. In English the sound of the letter F is in the word fire, and also in Spanish as fuego; so the F, the Rune Fa relates to that divine fire which is what we are addressing here.
In English, is easy to see that "Fa" is also related to FA-ther, which is the beginning or the masculine fire force. It is also related to FA-mily. So the letter F, the Rune Fa, begets, engenders. In it we find, as I said, the mixture of air and fire: All-Fa's.
If you look at the shape of the Rune Fa, you discover that the vertical line relates to Sushumna in your spinal column and the two arms protruding from that spinal column are the two cords—Ida and Pingala. We have mentioned these two cords in many lectures. Through Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna the three primary forces create within us. The three primary forces descend from the Absolute, and enter into our nostrils, into our physicality—they are the three Akashic forces—an action which occurs mechanically, in any human being.
For a better understanding of the Rune Fa, we have to talk about the cosmic octave in relation with the Ray of Okidanokh. The cosmic octave related with the seven notes of the musical scale—Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti (or Si, if you want).
The main point here is the note Fa, which is the fourth among the seven notes; the note Fa is directly related to the Rune Fa, which relates—as we already stated—to our spinal medulla (Sushumna) and the two cords Ida and Pingala; these are the three Akashic breath forces of the Word. This is how we have to perceive this Rune.
Moreover, it is profoundly significant that in order to say the word "hand" in Hebrew , we say Yad, and in order to say the word arm, you also say Yad. So, the same word Yad means arm and hand. Yad or Yod (יד) is the name of the first letter of the Holy Name of the God, Yod-Hei-Vav-Hei. Many times we have explained the relationship of this Holy name with our spinal column. This is very profound, so we have to concentrate on the following explanation in order to comprehend the beauty of the Rune Fa.
The Ray of Creation, Okidanokh, emanates as you remember, from the Ain Soph Aur.
The Absolute has three aspects: the Ain, which in Hebrew means "nothing," the Ain Soph which in Hebrew means "limitless" and the Ain Soph Aur, which in Hebrew means "limitless light" and from it emerges the Ray of Okidanokh, the Ray of Creation, within which resound the seven notes of the Heptaparaparshinokh.
It is stated that the first note-sound vibrates in the Solar Absolute, which is the note Do. Yet, since that Ray is descending into matter, not ascending, we cannot state that in its descent it vibrates as Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si, but as Do-Si-La-Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do. It is backwards, because it is the descent of the ray of creation.
So, the note Do corresponds to all of the Suns, which together form the Solar Absolute within the Abstract Space. The note Si of that cosmic scale relates to the sound, to the Word (remember that in the beginning was the word); Si relates to the Infinite. The next note in that cosmic octave is the note La, which relates to the galaxy. Any galaxy in itself (which vibrates with the note La) is part of the Infinite, which vibrates with the note Si.
Within the galaxy, we find our solar system, and any solar system, vibrates with the note Sol. Now, that Ray descends further down, in order to vibrate its next note in the planetary zone. Thus, any planet vibrates with the note Fa. So, Fa vibrates in our planetary zone within that descending cosmic scale of that marvelous Ray of Creation.
Yet, in order for any planet of the Infinite, of the galaxy or solar system, to transform that Solar force, which is what we call the Cosmic Christ (remember that, Cosmic Christ is precisely the other name that we give to the ray of Okidanokh, or Ray of Creation: the Cosmic Creator, which is the origin of everything,) such a planet needs organic life. It is not possible to transform the Solar force without the organic life, which we synthesize in the four kingdoms: mineral, plant, animal, and human. That is why the Earth itself, or any planet, is called Malkuth ( Hebrew for "Kingdom").
We are part of the organic life of the Earth, which is necessary in order for this planet to transform the Solar forces, which come from the Absolute, from the Infinite, from the Macrocosmos or galaxy and from the solar system or planets. Without the organic life, it would be impossible to transform the cosmic energy.
Therefore, our organic life, in this case, our physicality our physical body, vibrates with the note Mi. We vibrate with the note Mi.
Yet, the Ray of Creation has to descend further down, into the very center of the Earth, in order for the last note of that cosmic octave to be resounded, which is the note Re, which vibrates within the infernal worlds or inferior dimensions.
Let us remember the laws related with this cosmic scale; we find that the Absolute, which vibrates with the note Do, is governed by one law.
The Infinite, which is formed by all of the galaxies together, is governed by three laws and vibrates with the note Si.
The Macrocosmos, the galaxy, which vibrates with the note La is governed by six laws.
The solar system that vibrates with the note Sol is governed by twelve laws.
The planetary zone, the planet, which vibrates with the note Fa, is governed by 24 laws.
Our planetary body vibrates with the note Mi and is governed by 48 laws. This is why Samael Aun Weor explained very clearly that these 48 laws in our micro-organism are related to the 48 chromosomes (46 are physical and two are vital / ethereal).
Finally, the note Re from the vibrating energies of the Solar Ray end in Hell, or in the infra-dimensions; these are infernal, which is a word that derives from the word inferior. The Inferno vibrates with 96 laws.
Thus, we find that we (our planetary bodies) are in between the planetary zone that transforms all of the forces of the Megalocosmos through the organic life: the mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom and humanoid kingdom; yes, we as Tetartocosmoses also transform the forces of the Megalocosmos. Remember that the 96 laws are related to our protoplasmic bodies.
We have beyond our physicality, other subtle bodies. Those other bodies are called Mental body and Emotional body, which are atomic and molecular respectively, and which relate to the mechanicity of Nature. Those subtle bodies vibrate with the note Re, Nature needs them in order to transform and give the consistency of rock to the interior of the planet on which we live; this take place not only within the planet Earth, since those 96 laws are everywhere, within the interior of every planet.
This is how you comprehend and understand that the physical body that we have, plus the atomic and molecular, mind and emotion protoplasmic bodies, belongs to Nature. We've had these internal bodies, protoplasmic bodies since the beginning of evolution, through the mineral kingdom, until this humanoid level in which we are. The evolution of this physicality also comes from the mineral kingdom until the level in which we are.
Yes, we belong to the Earth, to the organic life of the Earth, not only physically, but also internally. So, we are just transformers of energy.
Samael Aun Weor stated in many lectures that we are transformers of energy, physically and psychologically speaking. So, what we do, our life, is just a service for this planet, for the Ray of Creation to manifest. Everything happens to us, according to that cosmic octave. Our mission is to make of that cosmic octave a conscious action, not mechanical. That is precisely what we call the Realization of the Self, in each of those notes. That implies, as Samael Aun Weor and other Masters have explained, two shocks: a first shock and a second shock.
We are going to talk specifically about the first shock, because this is what is important for us. You can talk about the second too, but the main one is here, which occurs between the note Fa and the note Mi. In other words, between the planet and me, between that Solar force, which is in the planet, and myself, which is an organic machine and to take advantage of it. This energy enters mechanically in every body, and nobody takes advantage of it. This is precisely the knowledge that teaches how to take advantage of that Solar Light, of that Christ. Remember that it is written that only Christ saves us from this mechanicity in which we are. This is not a matter of believing in that cosmic force, but to make of that cosmic force the main source for our own transformation.
This is why the Rune Fa is the first that appears in the Futharkh, because the note "fa" gives us the clue, as if it were saying, "You want to be helped? Well, the Rune Fa will help you, but you have to understand the relation of this Rune with your physicality, your psychology, and the universe." This is only possible if we receive a shock in our Consciousness. This is because, usually, we receive this energy as the trees receive it, the animals receive it, because every organism is an antenna in the organic life of the planet. The planet needs us (organisms) in order to transform the energies from above, from the other cosmoses, whether we like it or not; this is the Cosmic Common Trogoautoegocrat Law. This is why it is written that when somebody starts consciously working, becoming cognizant of this cosmic octave in himself, the whole universe will fight against him. We have to make the light to return upwardly, not to allow it to go downwardly, into Hell, into the lower layers and to disintegrate us as matter, because that is the mechanicity. After that long descent of the ray in Hell, we find the Absolute again, which is nothing, the All, in other words; so, in the end, the Ray returns into the source of All, All-Fa, all fires, the Alpha.
Thus, through that cosmic scale, through Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si in ourselves, we have to return the light; beginning with the physical body. This implies a great effort, and you have to see why. Our physicality has its physical senses. This physical world exists for us thanks to our five physical senses. The Solar light is sound, "In the beginning was the Word." You hear the sound of the fire, that fohat, through your hearts. You see it through your eyes. You smell it through your nose. You taste it through your tongue and you touch it through your skin, arms, hands and all of your organs which lay on the surface of your physicality. So, behold the physical world for us is a transformation of light that we receive mechanically. Without the five senses, we would not perceive this physically world; you would not know it existence. Yes, thanks to the five senses, we know that the physical world exists.
It is written in the book of Genesis, that God, which is the manifestation of that cosmic force modified in different levels, created the Garden of Eden. Often, we have stated that the Garden of Eden is organic life, better said, the Solar light that is transformed by the organic life. Thus, we are in it, we are that organic life. That is why, the book of Genesis states:
And out of the ground made Iod-Havah Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. - Genesis 2:9
Solar light expresses itself in different levels; according to our senses, there are certain lights that are not perceived through the physical senses, lights which are above the vibrations of this physicality, and below as well.
In regard to the lower vibrations of the light, when people talk about Hell, they want to find it in this physical world, and this is wrong, it is ludicrous. Inferno, infernal, inferior, are those worlds that vibrate with that light below the 48 laws, below the physicality, below the perception of our physical senses.
So, the inferior laws, related with the infernal, relate to the protoplasmic bodies. Only those protoplasmic bodies have the senses to see them, unless you develop in this physical world certain senses that would allow you to see not only the infrared-light but also the ultraviolet light. Everything is vibration. The light vibrates in different matters; this is how we perceive it through every tree that is pleasant to the sight. The word "pleasant" in Hebrew is (נחמד) Nahemad, but it is also called Nahemah. This is why this physical world is called the world of Nahemah (נחמה), the wicked beauty, the light that entices us, and that we fall in love with. If you see a young person, that light is giving that person beauty, in their physicality. It is a tree, pleasant to the sight. It is like any tree in the plant kingdom, it is pleasant to the sight when it is full of solar energy: flowers, roses, fruit, scents, etc. We enjoy this, Nature gives us that in order to entice us. Thus, we perceive light everyday, every creature receives light.
Well then, the Rune Fa, vibrates with the note "Fa" which relates to the first shock that we need to have, to give to our Consciousness. The Rune Fa teaches us that we have to take the light for our purpose. For such an aim, we have to do a super effort, thus, we need Thelema, willpower. We need the Rune Thorn, Dorn; because without Thelema which is a virtue related to the Consciousness, we cannot receive any shock. Thelema is necessary in order to receive shocks, since this is not something that is going to occur mechanically. Many people think that the Kundalini will awake mechanically, all of a sudden. We have to study the cosmic octave, in order to know why we have to exert shocks in our Consciousness.
The Ray of Creation ends in Hell. That is why we say that the very center of Hell, the inferno, is the Ninth Sphere. We always talk about the Ninth Sphere, which is the center of the Earth. That is the end of the Ray of Creation. Yet, in our physicality the Ninth Sphere relates to our sexuality. Yes, in our sex, which is the Ninth Sphere, Yesod, is where we find the very center of our own particular Microcosmos, our physicality. If we allow Nature to go mechanically through us, what are we going to do with our sexual force that relates to the same vibration of the Ninth Sphere, with the note Re? We will multiply our species. This is what the animals do, what the plants do; multiplication of the organic life in order for this planet to continue to exist in space. Reproduction comes from desire, from our own mechanical nature within. So, it is necessary to go to the very bottom of the end of that Ray, which is the Ninth Sphere, and to return that light by will, for our own benefit. That is why it is written that it is necessary to descend into the Ninth Sphere in order to receive the Initiation. Yet, that descent has to be conscious, through our own will.
To descend into the Ninth Sphere means to go into the sexual act, it means to go to the very bottom of the Ray of Creation. The Ninth Sphere is the abode of Lucifer, "light and fire."
What do we have to do in the Ninth Sphere? We have to return the fire, not to allow it to go downward mechanically as it does, and to be dissolved in Hell. Instead, we want to return it, that is, to awake the Kundalini, to awake the Christ, the Light inside of us, in our spinal column, by utilizing Thelema. This is difficult, because all of the centripetal forces that go from the periphery to the center of the Earth are going to fight against us, because we are fighting against the centripetal forces of our planetary zone, and the universe. We want to make that Cosmic Ray to vibrate centrifugally in us, to make in its return to sound the notes, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si in our spinal column. This is not easy. We have to fight against our own animal nature. That Nature is our own physicality, our own mind, our own emotions; that Nature that wants to procreate for its own mechanical purpose.
The next graphic and quotation are related to the Rune Fa; in it we find the seven notes, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, in relation with the seven chakras, or the seven churches of the book of Revelation, and the two cords called Ida and Pingala, which form two hands, which are pointing at "Yod," the first letter of the name of God. Yod is the beginning of Initiation.
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that Yod-Havah Zabaoth (יהוה צבאות) hath sent me unto you. - Zachariah 4: 9
Who is Zerubbabel? Zerubbabel is related to the Ray of Creation, to that force, the Cosmic Christ that descends through the spinal cord, and laid the foundation (Yesod) of our own physicality (Babel). However, if we want to create something within, "His hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that Iod-Chavah Sabbaoth hath sent me (the Christic light) unto you." In which way would the hands of God finish his work? Listen, this physicality was created mechanically, but now the creation that we want to finish must be made consciously by the hands of God.
In a previous lecture I told you, that I saw in the internal planes the hands of somebody else. When I saw the hands I said, "These are the hands of a Master, of a God." Listen, understand those hands are not physical hands, they relate to Ida and Pingala, to the two witnesses of the book of Revelation. Ida and Pingala are the hands that God utilizes to finish his house. Ida and Pingala are the two Yods of God. This is why, when we point at Ida and Pingala in the Microcosmic star, the Pentagram, we find that they are related to the Sun and to the Moon, to the Father/Sun and the Mother/Moon.
In The Pistis Sophia, Master Jesus addresses these two hands as two beings, two Angels, namely, the Angel Michael, which is the Sun, and the Angel Gabriel, which is the Moon. Jesus said:
Michael and Gabriel, who ministered and had brought the light-stream into the chaos, will give them the mysteries of the Light; it is they to whom the light-stream was entrusted, which I have given unto them and brought into the chaos [Yesod, the Ninth Sphere]. - Pistis Sophia 64
Michael and Gabriel are the Angels who are in charge of the light-stream through which the alchemical work of salvation has to be done. You have to understand and comprehend that those two arms, or hands, or these two Angels, Gabriel and Michael, are your two cords: Ida and Pingala, about which we have talked many times in different lectures; Michael and Gabriel, the Sun and the Moon.
Let us read another quotation:
Who shall ascend into the hill of יהוה? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands (כף kaph), and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from יהוה, and righteousness from Elohim Jesus (אלהים יהשוה—the Savior). - Psalm 24:3-5
To go up to the hill, what is that? It is to ascend into the hill of Yod-Chavah, Jehovah the Holy Spirit. To go up there means to raise the light into the pineal gland. To rise the sexual force to the pineal gland, because the pineal gland is at the very top. Remember that we have said that in the pineal gland we have the atom of the Holy Spirit, in our physiology. Only with clean hands can we go up there. People used to wash their hands in different rituals in order to perform the practice of this ritual, according to their religion. However, to have clean hands does not mean to clean your physical hands. It means to clean your two cords, your two channels, Ida and Pingala, the two arms, the two hands (Yads), it is they that have to be cleaned. If we are fornicators, if we allow our animal nature go through us like any animal, then we do not have clean hands, because the one that makes the internal universe in each one of us is the Ruach Elohim that hovers upon the waters, Mayim; the Ruach Elohim is the "Yod" (the hand of God) that is in between the two waters or Mems of "Mayim" (מים).
The two Mems of Mayim are in our sexuality; these are in the two testicles or the two ovaries. The Yod is the Solar force that descends—from Yod-Havah above—down into our sexual physical waters. Behold the necessity of Pranayama.
Many students in the past, when they discovered that these two cords are related with the testicles and the ovaries, sought to retain that Solar Force of the sperm and ovum through celibacy, and that is wrong. Mere retention or suppression is not the answer. What we need is to transmute, to transform the solar sexual force through Pranayama and Sexual Magic, this, in order to release within us the Ray of Creation. Only by creating can we ascend the septenary scale, and those that create are these three forces: Sushumna, Ida and Pingala through our spinal column. It is through them that we have to awake, and that is the mystery of the Rune Fa the vertical line with its two arms. We have to return it upwards. That is why it is written:
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways; they shall bear thee up in [their] hands (כף kaph), lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. - Psalm 91: 11, 12
As you can see, the former verses are repeated in the Gospels when Satan is tempting Jesus:
If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. - Matthew 4: 6
Since Jesus was not an ignoramus, He said unto him:
"It is written again, Ye shall not tempt יהוה your Elohim." - Deuteronomy 6:16
This is because יהוה is our Inner Elohim that through Ida and Pingala (the Angels Gabriel and Michael) sustains the light (Christ) in the Sushumna of the spinal column. Thus, we can go down into the Ninth Sphere but not to fornicate, not to spill, not to reach the orgasm.
Yet, Satan, our protoplasmic mind always tempts us..."Do that, follow the mechanical way, fornicate." This path is difficult, because Satan's temptations work through the protoplasmic bodies that we have within. We have to defeat Satan in Daath.
This is the Great Work. We have to go down into Hell. Every time we want to reach another octave, within that Cosmic Octave, we have to go down to Hell. Why? Because it is from Hell from where we have to take the force, because our sexuality, the Ninth Sphere is the end of the Ray of Creation. It is from hell from where we have to snatch the light, in order to ascend.
People think that they can ascend just by praying, or just by believing; wretched people, they are wrong. They ignore that we have to go down to the center of the Earth in order to go up every time: seven times. There are seven notes, seven bodies, seven octaves. All of this is what we call the first crisis; that is the name Samael Aun Weor gives unto it in The Revolution of the Dialectic. It is a long process of creation, in which we utilize the two, masculine and feminine forces, shown on this marvelous Rune Fa.
Now, let us delve more and understand why the Rune Fa shows us that the left arm is a little bit above the right. Why? It is because the left cord, Ida, is the one that connects sexuality to the pineal gland. The right cord, Pingala, the right arm of God, is the one that connects the sex with the root of the nose. The root of the nose is the end of Pingala, which is the root of the Father. However, the Mother, the Holy Spirit, is in the pineal gland. That is why the sacred posture of the Rune Fa is what we adopt in order to pray:
"Marvelous forces of love, revive my sacred fires so that my Consciousness will awaken."
When we recite that prayer, we have to be conscious of what we are doing. Those marvelous forces of love are the creative solar forces that enter through our nostrils and that are diffused through all of our physicality and which in their final descent are transformed, concentrated as sperm or ovum, semen. This is what we have to understand. So, when we are performing the Rune Fa, we are—with the solar forces of the Father—fecundating our own nature, consciously; with the solar forces of the Father we are awakening our own Consciousness. Thus, what the solar light does mechanically in nature, we have to do it consciously, since everybody does it mechanically.
When you raise your arms in front of the Sun, like the Rune Fa, you have to understand that those two hands symbolize your Ida and Pingala, and that through those two forces you are invoking the three levels of that fire, of that Father to enter through your nostrils, into Ida, Pingala and Sushumna, in order to awaken your Consciousness. That is the first conscious shock, in relation with this Rune, but it is not only with this Rune that you perform the first conscious shock within you, that is, a shock between Mi and Fa.
We, as an organic life, are the note Mi and the planetary zone is Fa. We do not want to be a mere mechanical organic life, and to fall as it down there into Hell—which is what will happen if we follow this mechanicity. Instead, we want to return awaken into the Absolute; thus, for that, we have to receive a conscious shock, between Mi and Fa. What is between Fa and Mi? It is our Consciousness. So, that which Nature does mechanically in everybody, in every tree or any mineral, we are now going to do it consciously. We will purposely attract more solar energy into our body through our arms, through our hands, which are Ida and Pingala, and to strike our Consciousness to its awakening and teach it to return that fire to the Absolute, because we want to become cognizant of life. We want to make that Ray within us cognizant, conscious. The first shock is related with self-remembering. We have to remember our Self.
Yet, if you think that your Self is your mind, then Nature is laughing at you, because your mind is protoplasmic refuse, a protoplasmic mind that Nature is utilizing for its own purpose. If you think that you are selfish emotions, namely, "my self-esteem, my pride, my vanity," then you have not clean hands and a pure heart; you are swearing deceitfully because you have lifted up your soul unto vanity, you are identified too much with your physicality, and think that that is yourself, thus, you are wrong. That is the false self.
The false self is what Buddha called desire. Through the trees pleasant to the sight, you feed your desire, which is mechanical nature. Every time that you feed desire, you feel nice, you sense pleasure, but that is animal nature.
Now we have to learn how to receive sensations with willpower. Willpower-sensation means to receive, to sense the same energy but with the Consciousness, and to sense that pleasure or rapture with our Soul. Yet, for that, we have to remember our Self. The true Self is our Monad, it is our Being. We have to remember the Innermost, our God, and to observe—self-observation.
It is written that the first shock relates to self-remembering—remember the Self, remembering God—and self-observation, observing the mind, that mind that thinks that it is the Self, but it is not, that heart that feels it is the Self, but it is not. We have too many egos that belong to the mechanicity of Nature, that do the work of Nature. In this day and age everybody is feeding those egos, following the mechanicity of Nature. They also can receive the solar force through those egos, yes, but the egos will squander the solar force, you know that.
Thus, by performing the Rune Fa, while remembering your Self and observing your mind, you pronounce the prayer in front of the solar light, which is Christ. Understand Christ is not a person; it is a force that is everywhere.
Then, when you are invoking the marvelous forces of love, imagine them to penetrate through your hands, through your nostrils, your sight, your ears, and be here and now, in order for your Consciousness to take care of it. Because if you forget your Self then the mechanicity of nature, which is within you, which is your mind and emotions, will take care of it and will feed your desires. Thus, fat with a lot of desire, you will sink into the note Re, which vibrates in all the layers of Hell in order for Nature to take that energy, to give the consistency of rock to the interior of the planet. If that is what you want, then follow the mechanicity of the Ray of Creation, which will take you down.
Cognizance is what the Absolute wants; this is why this universe was created. Between the Ain Soph—from which the Ray of Creation emerged—and that which is after Hell, the Ain (nothing), is the Ray of Creation, which is the Son. That is what is call "the circle of terrible necessity." Why is it call the circle, or in other words, the cycle of the terrible necessity? It is because the Solar Absolute wants to create cognizance, it wants to become conscious of that, in each one of us. So, the descent of the Son, from the Absolute to Hell, is necessary. It is a necessity for the Ray of Creation, because in order for us to be conscious, cognizant, of that, we have to return in every single sphere, until reaching the Absolute again. When we reach the Absolute, we are then cognizant of that through the Ray. We then attain Self-realization; but Self-realization of what? Self-realization of that within you; that implies creation. We have to create.
The Rune Fa relates to creation, but the Rune Fa, which symbolizes the spinal column and the arms (Ida, Pingala and Sushumna), is the Fa in you, the Fa in me, and the Fa in everything. This is why the beginning is called Alpha, or All-Fa's, and the ending Omega or "OM". Aaaaaooooommmm. Do you see how Alpha and Omega is hidden within the beautiful mantra AOM: A-Omega? AOM begins with Aleph, which is the All-F's. The All-Fa's, the Alpha is the All-Fathers. I have my Father, you have your Father, your Fa.
Alpha, All-Fa's is Christ, who is called the Father of All Fatherhood, the "Fa" of All-Fa's. That is why the All, is the whole, which is also Holy. The Holy is the All, which is the Father, the Absolute which enters into us and that is the Alpha, namely, All the Runes Fa: my Rune Fa, your Rune Fa and everyone's Rune Fa. This is how you have to understand this marvelous Rune Fa.
The Rune Os
Now, let us observe the Rune Os. The Rune Fa is in opposition to the Rune Os. If the Rune Fa has the arms extended upward, the Rune Os has the arms extended downward, which tells us that in order for us to take advantage of the solar force that enters through the Rune Fa, the Father, we have to worship the Mother, the O.
So, the Rune Os is the uterus; it relates to our own particular individual uterus. The Rune Os shows us exactly that with its arms pointing at the level of the sex. Remember that we have talked about that in previous lectures, in regards to other Runes, namely, the Rune Laf, which is life, but the Rune Laf has the palms of the hands uplifted, it has another meaning. Also, the Rune Yr, which is the Rune of the Y, the Z, in the Runic alphabet, that has the arms opened, yet also with the palms facing up. However, this Rune Os has the palms facing down. This implies of the power of the earth, the uterus, the woman. The Rune Os is the uterus, the woman, the earth, because all the forces that the woman receives from the Fa (the sun), develop the fetus in her womb, the earth, within the Os. Thus, we have to take advantage of the Rune Fa, the Father, and the Rune Os, the Mother, in each one of us. These two polarities (Father-Mother) always relate to Sushumna, Ida and Pingala—the Father, Sushumna, Ida and Pingala—the Mother Sushumna, Ida and Pingala, but in opposition. Often, we have shown you and told you that this duality, Father-Mother, emerges from the Trinity. In the Rune Fa and Rune Os that Trinity is represented in the spinal column with the two arms, facing up or facing down. Bear that in mind; comprehend that, because that is what the Lord said:
"I am Alpha (All-Fa's) and Omega (the 'OM,' the womb), the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (all might's)." - Revelation 1:8
The Almighty contains the strength of all powers, in Hebrew is called El Shaddai, the sexual force. So, when you see this Alpha and Omega, you see that it is related in the Futharkh with Rune Fa and the Rune Os, related with your own physicality.
Now, in regards to the Rune Os, let me narrate for you an astral experience, since it comes into my mind now. In the physical world I was studying how Samael Aun Weor explains the execution of the Rune Os. Before listening to my narration, look very carefully at the two "O" Runes—the Rune Os and the Rune Othila—this is, in order to comprehend how to perform the movements of the Rune Os. Look also at the graphics—you find three human bodies: the first body position with one arm-hand resting on the waist is executing the Rune Thorn or Dorn; the second body position with the two arms pointing down is executing the Rune Os; and the third body position with the two arm-hands resting on the waist is executing the Rune Othila. Now, in his book "The Gnostic Magic of the Runes," Samael Aun Weor describes the exercise in the following manner:
"During these esoteric practices, there is the need to successively alternate movements by placing the arms in the first position (downwards), then in the second position (placing the arms on our waist as in the Rune Dorn or Thorn). I repeat, examine very carefully the two diagrams of the Rune Os." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Magic of the Runes
I was reading and reading this, because personally, I forgot to talk with the Master Samael about it, so I said, "I am going to meditate on it, and I will ask my own Master, 'Show me, the relationship of the Rune Os with the Rune Fa and Rune Thorn and with the mantra THORN." The mantra of the Rune Os is a mantra for willpower, the mantra Thoooorrrrrnnnn!
Well, up to this point, I already, taught you what my Being taught me in my Meditation. However, during that Meditation is how I was received all of this information, and at the end of it, I saw a symbol that in the Astral Plane looked like a spinning Jesus penetrating the earth.
You might tell me, "Oh, the Master Jesus, Aberamentho, who lived two thousand years ago, was spinning in front of you?" No! I am not saying that; listen, when I say I saw a spinning Jesus, I understand that Yeshua means "savior," the Son of the Light, and is an archetype, not a person, but—in this planet Earth—this archetype takes the shape of Master Jesus in order to teach, because Master Jesus of Nazareth is a vehicle, a Master of the Light. Such archetype could have also taken the shape of Master Samael, because he too is a vehicle of the Light; yes, Master Samael is a vehicle of Yeshua, Savior. The Savior is the Astral Light, which we are explaining here, which is the light-stream that has to return through your spines in order to awaken your Consciousness.
So, I saw that spinning Jesus, penetrating into the Earth, he was shining, then, I asked, "What is the meaning of this?" and at that moment, I returned into my physical body. It was two o'clock in the morning, and from then, I started receiving in my mind a whole film of information; it was like my Father telling me, "This is what your brain needs and has to know right now, because if I tell you in the internal worlds, maybe you will forget." Thus, I understood. So, from two o'clock to four o'clock, I was receiving and receiving information, and I said, "Oh my goodness, I need to sleep." But I said to my God, "No offense, just keep doing it. I asked you, and now you are telling me, so be it." Then I asked "What is this spinning Jesus? What is it?" then internally he show me. It was so simple, yet I didn't see it. "The Rune Othila has two Thorns, and it has the shape of a key."
Let us see: the arms of the Rune Othila have the shape of the upper part of a key, its legs are the lower part that we have to put inside the keyhole, in order to open the dooooor(n). Yes, from the Rune Dorn comes the root of the word "door," a word which by the way has two O's. Yet, you do not pronounce duur, you say door, because you open that door with the forces of sex, the two O's, the man and the woman. When you do that, you turn the key; the word "turn" is rooted in Thoooorrrrrnnnnn... When you vocalize "Thorn" you turn, because if you put the key inside the keyhole, and you don't turn it, you do not open the door. Just as I have to turn the key in order to open the door, so you too have to turn back the forces that you have in your spine; turn the key, transmute your sexual force, in order to open the door of Eden.
Remember the video, Sex, the Secret Gate of Eden—well, sex is the gate. Peter in the pineal gland has the keys; we have already talked about this. The keys of Heaven are in the hands (Yads) of Peter, thus, Peter in the pineal gland has the power of opening and closing the doors of Heaven. Master Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, said to Peter:
"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." - Matthew 16:18, 19
We have already explained that the keys are Ida and Pingala. We have to learn how to use those keys, which are in the hands of Peter in the pineal gland. We have explained this many times. It is written:
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets (we always have an opinion). He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? (You see, that question is directly to your Consciousness, thus, the only correct answered comes from the Consciousness): And (from the pineal gland, which as we always stated, is the seat of Peter, thus,) Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona (Bar-Jonah means Son of the Dove, the Holy Spirit): for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father (the Holy Spirit) which is in heaven (the pineal gland). - Matthew 16: 13-17
The Holy Spirit is the revealer, thus, any spiritual revelation is received through Peter. Peter said: "You are the Son of the Living God" because through the pineal gland we can perceive the Inner Light, Christ, the Solar Light. Thus, Jesus said: I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
We know that Peter was crucified on the upside down cross, in order to indicate that Thelema, willpower, in our pineal gland must control our sexual forces, this, in order to open the doors of Heaven. Many of you know that the Catholic Church states that when Christians die, Peter will wait for them in Heaven, and we, Gnostics say yes, this is right—because when we die psychologically, Peter waits there in the pineal gland for our liberated Consciousness to enter into heaven.
Indeed, every time that I, personally, have experienced Samadhi, I have entered into rapture through my pineal gland, which is the door into Heaven; there I see what I see. Any of you can enter into the Heavens through your pineal gland, because that gland is the seat of the soul. The Son of Man is the soul united with the Christ, which is fire. Peter is in the pineal gland, and the seat of the soul is the pineal gland, do you see? The Human Soul, Thelema, sits on the pineal gland, the seat of the soul (according to Descartes). In the pineal gland is also Peter, the Apostle and the Son of Man (the soul united with Christ) is also there. Do you now understand why in that verse Peter is the one who said: "You are the Son of the Living God" and that the Holy Spirit of God revealed it unto Him?
Thus, let us understand that in order to enter into the levels of Heaven we have to work in Alchemy with the help of the keys of Peter. Peter will build our inner temple, our inner church, with the sexual force of the Holy Spirit that from the pineal gland we must control with Thelema (willpower).
The first shock is related to the sexual force, since the pineal gland—which is activated through it—is related to self-remembering and self-observation, so that we may psychologically die; likewise, the pineal gland is activated when we meditate and comprehend the ego.
The Runes Fa and Os contain the mysteries of the two keys that open Heaven. Since the Rune Fa is the Alpha, and the Rune Os is the Omega, which are in the hands of Peter. Christ manifests his creative power through those two keys; Christ said:
I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last... and have the keys of hell and of death. - Revelation 1: 8, 18
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. - Revelation 3: 7, 8
The key of David relates to the star of six points formed by two triangles. Two triangles are related with the Rune Othila; as you can see Othila is the second variation of the two "O" Runes. At its very bottom, the Othila has an upside-down opened angle formed by two lines. Othila is at the very end of the Futharkh and is related with the Greek Omega, the big O. The big O, the Othila is made in the following manner: open your legs and put your hand over your waist, in such a manner that you form two triangles with your arms and elbows. In other words, with your arms and elbows you are forming two Daleths, that is, two triangles as in the ancient Hebrew alphabet. I am referring to the Daleth of the ancient Hebrew alphabet because in this present time, the shape of Daleth is different. That ancient Daleth derives from the Rune Dorn, which as the D of the ancient Hebrew alphabet is a triangle. Now, if you make two Ds or two triangles, formed by your two arms and elbows, what do you have in between those two Ds, or two arms and elbows? What you have is your spinal column, which according to the Hebrew alphabet, is symbolized by the letter Vav or symbolized by the Rune Is according to the Futharkh, right?
Anyhow, what we Kabbalistically see in the human shape of the Rune Othila is: Daleth, Vav, Daleth; Two Daleths and one Vav; or one triangle and another triangle having in the middle a vertical line, the Runic letter Is or the Hebrew Vav that ends in a straight open angle, which also represents the upside down letter V formed by the two legs of the Othila Rune. So the word that we read in Hebrew is David: Daleth, Vav, Daleth is how "David" is spelled in Hebrew . Thus, David is symbolized in the shape of the Rune Othila, and this is why it is written:
And it shall come to pass in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David (Othila) will I lay upon his shoulders; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. - Isaiah 22: 22, 23
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David (Othila), he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth. - Revelation 3: 7
Who opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens? Is not perhaps Peter? It is written, "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." So, Peter and Christ are interrelated through the two keys, the two Runes Fa and Os, Alpha and Omega; which have in between the mystery of the word.
Sequentially—going back to my astral experience—you can see now why Jesus, the Savior, the solar-life-force of Christ, the Cosmic Christ, while spinning was penetrating into the Earth. That Earth is the big O, the Omega, Othila, yet the small O represents your body, as well as the woman. If the man wants to penetrate the woman, as the sun penetrates the big O, the earth, you then need to be one key (Alpha), because the woman is the other key (Omega). When both keys, Alpha and Omega, are united, then we find the mystery of the key of David. Turn, re-turn the energy upwardly, because if you spill the Solar Christic Force, hidden within your sperm, your ovum, that is, if you reach the orgasm, you lose. We have to awaken.
Thus, this is how I understood what Samael Aun Weor stated in his books. My internal sense showed me. We have to combine the Rune Thorn with the Rune Othila and Os in motion.
First, perform the Rune Thorn or Dorn by placing your right hand on your waist, thus, forming the good Thorn (goodwill) which means willpower, Thelema.
Second, perform the Rune Os by placing your two straight arms down while turning your trunk to the left; the two arms represent Ida and Pingala, the lower part of the key.
Third, perform the Rune Othila by return to the first position with two hands on the waist.
In the first and third position you are performing the upper part of the key, and in the second position the lower part of the key. When performing the second position, the Rune Os (two straight arms down) you turn to your left, because the left is the small O (Ida); the left is the woman. The right is the A (Pingala), the right is the man. Gabriel is the Moon, the left; Michael is the Sun, the right. So, we start with Thelema (Rune Thorn or Dorn); then we turn towards the left, we just turn the trunk to the left in order to open the door (the gate of Eden). We have to turn the key; the turning and turning of the key is called Olin (Othila), movement.
In each turn, we pronounce: Toooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. This is the mantra.
Dorn is the door; Thorn is the turn, which means, first we do the Rune Thorn in order to perform the turn, and with it we open the door (Dorn). The two O's of the word door are represented in the Rune Os and Othila. This is what was shown unto me.
In English the word "door" has two Os, yet its pronunciation is an exception to the rule. Yet, in this esoteric manner, it makes sense, because the word door shows two Os, two forces, two polarities, masculine feminine sexes.
Remember, we do not turn our legs and feet, only the trunk. Then we continue performing sequentially the practice by placing not one hand but both hands on the waist, and in doing so, we are making the shape of the key. When we do the first position, we breathe in; we do the Pranayama. Then we turn towards the left, and pronounce, "Tooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnn".
Remember, we turn to the left because in the Tree of Life the left ends down in the big O, which is the planetary zone (Malkuth) where the Solar Christ sets, in order to mix with the fires of the earth.
However, when you return to the original position, with your body straight and hands over your waist, you are transmuting and returning the force of the Solar Christ that entered the earth, to return from the center, up through your spinal column. That is the clue of the practice of the Rune Os. In every turn, we always pronounce the mantra TORN. We pronounce the mantra when our hands are pointed down, and toward the left. After you have pronounced the mantra, you return to the original position and breathe and subsequently you turn again to the left, in order for the key to open your will. You can perform this as many times as you want. Did you understand?
Besides, being a good exercise for sexual transmutation it helps us to lose fat in our waist. This is how bachelors transmute their sexual force, and fecundate their will with solar force. We have to remember the Self; we have to observe the self. Remember that through the movement of the arms, down and up like Thorns, we are moving the forces of Ida and Pingala, in this manner is how we have to understand it. Ida and Pingala are the arms, the hands that we are using. You are using your physical hands, but you have to understand that when you are doing this practice, your hands are connected to the hands of God, the two witnesses, Ida and Pingala. According to some esotericists, the two witnesses relate to Moses and Elias. Elias is the Sun; Helios, and Moses is the Moon.
By performing this exercise of transmutation, we are using the hands of God. The two witnesses help us to prophesize. The two witnesses have the power of prophecy, of seeing things, because they have the power of opening the seven chakras, the seven notes of the scale; Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, within us. That is the first shock. That has to be repeated seven times, because seven are the bodies of the true man.
The Rune Othila
Let study the other shapes or forms of the O Rune, namely, the Rune Othila, the combination of the Rune Os and Aztec Olin. For instance, when we do the vocalization of the seven vowels we physically form the Othila Rune as follows: we open our legs and unite the palms of our hands above the head. This is a variation of the Othila Rune. In the motion exercise of the O Rune that we already explained, we make the shape of Othila Rune with the closed legs and the hands on the waist, which is another variation of the same O Rune. Another variation of the same Othila Rune is made up when we open the legs and place the hands on our waist.
So, regarding the position of the physical body, there are many variations on the performance of the Rune Othila, namely: hands above the head or hands on the waist with the closed or open legs. All these are position of the same O Rune in combination with the Rune Thorn or Dorn (which in German language means thorn).
Dorn is the root of Donner (thunder in German), the son of Odin; Donner is the God of Thunder. The thunder is the mantra "Torn" emerging from the lightning bolt that comes from above and that eventually will rise in our spinal column. The lightning bolt of Donner is the ray of Creation, the Christic light that descends from above in order to enlighten our body, soul, and spirit.
In order to become enlightened we have to upwardly return the lightning bolt of creation, in order to fecundate our Consciousness. Why? It is because the seat of the soul is the pineal gland. Bear in mind that in order to remember Our Self, we have to do it from the pineal gland because that is the seat of our soul. When we remember Our Self, when we observe our self, the chakra Sahasrara spins; this is how we become self-conscious, better said, this is how we develop self-cognizance. It is better to say self-cognizant than self-conscious, because in English "self-conscious" also means "excessively and uncomfortably sensitive of your appearance or behavior."
We become self-cognizant in the pineal gland. When we are performing self-remembrance and self-observation, we are fortifying the pineal gland. Now—with these two keys—we understand why it is written:
"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit." - Revelation 9: 1
What key? You know what the key meant. The key of the bottomless pit relates to Ida, Pingala and Sushumna.
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years [In order to take hold of the Devil and Satan, we have to control our emotions and mind. We have to awaken in us that energy that comes from heaven], And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season." - Revelation 20: 1-3
Esoterically speaking, the first shock is related with the 96 laws. If we want to avoid our Consciousness of falling into the 96 laws of the note Re that comes after Do, Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi of the descending cosmic octave; then annihilate that Re, annihilate those egos that belong to the 96 laws within you. After that annihilation, you can return triumphant from the first crises, the first shock. This is a long process. Then, only then you are ready for the second crises, the second shock in the ascending cosmic scale, namely the scale of Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si; but that is a very advanced step. Here, we are talking in the very esoteric way of the Runes, since the second shock is between Si and Do after seven octaves. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Si.... Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol,
La, Si...—seven octaves. Nevertheless, the second shock, between Si and Do also occurs in lower levels; there is a second shock in every initiation.
Yet, we, as beginners, need the first shock, that occurs between Fa and Mi; since why would we want to perform the second shock when the first which we have to achieve has not been performed? The two shocks relate to the returning of the sexual energy.
This is why many practitioners of esotericism—who want to awaken their Consciousness —commit the mistake of Fornication, spilling the sexual force, reaching the orgasm, while practicing the different clues. They do not understand that the one which gives the two shocks is the Solar Absolute, the Ray of Creation, the Cosmic Christ, which is Fa, Fire, the Father and "Os" Mother; thus, only by returning Him, who is Light and Fire (INRI) can we awake...
The Lord, the Cosmic Christ incarnated in Jesus of Nazareth, said, "I am the light of the world"—
The Solar Force is the light of the world that is transformed through any tree, through any animal, through any mineral, Christ is the Solar Light that vibrates with the note Fa, Christ is Alpha and Omega, the sexual creative force." Christ is that almighty force. So, in order to give the first shock to our Consciousness, we have to perform sexual transmutation.
Now, we understand why Samael the Archangel has the key of the bottomless pit. Samael rules Aries, the head. Aries rules the head. In the head is the pineal gland. In the pineal gland is Peter. In the pineal gland is the Holy Spirit. Peter has the keys of heaven there in the head. Samael also has the keys, the Alpha and Omega, because Samael also rules the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio rules the sexual genitalia. So, Samael rules two zodiacal signs: Aries and Scorpio. Aries is Alpha and Scorpio is Omega. This is why only Samael can open and give the mysteries of Alpha and Omega, the keys of the bottomless pit. The bottomless pit vibrates with the note Re.
You will fall in Re if you do not know how to handle the keys. Those keys are also related to Peter and David (who is the symbol of your body). To that end, if you read the book of Revelation, you will find in chapter 1, verses 8-18, all the mystery of the two keys, Alpha and Omega, and you can find the practices of the Runes Fa and Os in the book, "The Gnostic Magic of the Runes" by the Master Samael Aun Weor.
Questions and Answers
Audience: You always say that the laws of the inferior spheres are already penetrating us, due to the abuse of the planet, the abuse of the psyche, how is this affecting us in terms of the laws penetrating us?
Instructor: You mean the 96 laws?
Instructor: Well, in many lectures we have said that we have to be cognizant of that. Since, right now, regarding the Consciousness, we belong to the note Re, the 96 laws. How much do we have of those 96 laws inside? We have a little bit more than 96, 97 %; 97 parts of the ego. How much do we have of the note Mi? We have three percent.
This is why, when your remember Mi, when you remember yourself, you do so with three percent of Consciousness. You have to use a lot of willpower, and to fight against the dragon, which is "Re" 97% stronger than you (Mi). Self-remembering, Self-observation, annihilation of the ego are essential, in order to be rid of the 96 laws, unto which we subconsciously belong.
Thank goodness we have the physical body that belongs to the note Mi, the 48 laws. But, who is utilizing those 48 laws of the physical body? It is not the ego, perhaps? See the story of this planet, the calamities which are happening around us. Hell is controlling the physical world, our physicality. It is rare to find a being whose physicality is utilizing the Solar Force of the laws above the 48, for instance, the 24 or 12, like the Dalai Lama, for example. The Dalai Lama is one who is utilizing the superior forces in the physical world, but he is fighting against millions of physical bodies that are channeling the 96 laws, and even more, from the infernal worlds.
People think that through greed, covetousness, pride, self-esteem is how you develop yourself. Yes, you develop your Self-ish, your ego, but not your True Self. So, that is unfortunate. So, we have to fight very strongly.
The shock that we have to give to ourselves is from moment to moment, from instant to instant, because the forces that we have to fight against are inside of us, and outside; so, if you defeat yourself inside, the forces outside will be defeated too. Yet, people only want to defeat that which is outside; they think that because they formed big groups, they have defeated that which is outside, thus, they think they are doing better. No! If you do not defeat yourself inside, it does not matter if you have millions of followers.
Yet, if there is one that is doing what we must be doing, that is, performing the first shock; Chastity, and dying psychologically, that is the shock between Fa and Mi, between Mi and the planet, that is good. But, if we allow the planet to mechanically continue the sequence of forces in my body, then, I will go down like the millions who are going down.
This work is individual; everyone for himself. Yet, there is only one that can helping us; Christ, and Christ is the light that enters every time through what we eat, what we breath, think, the impressions.
Audience: I did not realize the practices involved... going from one arm on the waist, and the two arms on the waist?
Instructor: When you start the practice of the Rune Os, you place the right hand on your waist and the other arm straight down. This is the Rune Thorn, this is how you begin. Then you breathe, and thereafter you turn your trunk towards the left and extend your two arms down, thus making the shape of the Rune Os, and pronounce the mantra Thooooooorrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnn.
Now, when you return to perform the first position again, instead of placing one hand you place both hands on your waist—performing the shape of the Rune Othila—and breathe; then, you continue turning your trunk towards the left and extending your two arms down—forming the shape of the Rune Os—and pronounce the mantra Thooooooorrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnn again; and another, and another.
We begin with the right arm, because this is the position of the Rune Thorn; which shows that with the Solar Power of Pingala—willpower—is how we begin to do this Runic work, and thereafter we perform the Rune Os. We continue not with Thorn but with the two elbowed arms of Othila in order to indicate that we are raising the two polarities, Ida and Pingala—which will sustain us, in order not to hurt ourselves against the forces of Hell. Once you do it several times, to finish it, you give thanks to your God for the transmutation.
During the exercise, during the pronunciation of the mantra Thooorrrrrnnnnn", we have to imagine the light of the Solar Christ descending through our nostrils into Ida and Pingala, down into our Consciousness, sub-Consciousness, infra-Consciousness, in order to awaken. We need to awaken. Read The Gnostic Magic of the Runes by the Master Samael Aun Weor, where he clearly explains this.
The turning that I was teaching you was shown unto me, taught unto me, internally, when I was trying to understand the movement of the Rune Olin. Previously, I was reading and reading but I did not know how to turn my body.
Other Gnostics put their right leg out, but I thought, "If I have to put my right leg out and my two arms down is that the Rune O? So, how do I do it?" I was confused, and I did not want to teach something confused in my lecture. Thus, I asked my Innermost to teach me the right thing, thus, he did, and I said, "Oh, well, this is so simple, that I did not see it." But, he placed his hands on my head, and I said, "Yes, now, I know."
Audience: Do we have to do it towards the East?
Instructor: Face the East always. Remember that we are worshipping the Cosmic Christ. Remember that our particular Sun is one of the Suns of the Solar Absolute. When related to the Solar Absolute, its note is Do. When related to the Megalocosmos its note is Si. When related to the Milky Way its note is La. The Sun that we have, in relation to the solar system, its note is Sol, when that Sun relates to our planetary zone its note is Fa. When it enters into us, its note is Mi.
But, then we say, "Please Lord, start with the note Do, the Solar Absolute in me, in order to do Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si, and to return enlightened." Yes, the Lord can turn another octave immediately within you. If you do not do it, then you just go down mechanically according to the Ray of Creation.
The great goal of all Monads is to make cognizance of the Ray of Creation, within each one of us, which is the Self-realization of Christ within.
Audience: I have non-esoteric type of question; initially, you seem to be referring to the Rune Othila also as Dorn?
Instructor: Yes, the Rune Othila relates to the Rune Dorn and the Rune Os together, it is a mixture of Os and Dorn. Othila is, as we said in the Greek alphabet, the big Omega, the Mega O. The Omicron is the small O.
In this practice, we are utilizing the Omicron, the small O, which is the Rune Os, and the big O, Othila. The three lines in the shape of the Rune Os show us that this little O (Omicron) that we have relates to Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. Yet, when we perform the Rune Othila, we form the big O, the Omega, and that big O is precisely formed by the union of the will of the two O's. The Lord is the big O, Omega, we are the small O. When we are performing this runic transmutation, we are working with the two will-forces of the O, shown in the shape of the Rune Othila; look at them represented in the Rune Dorn or Thorn, which is willpower, in both sides of Othila. That is why the Rune Thorn is combined with the movement, which in Aztec language is called Olin. That is why in the Runic Futharkh the Rune Os is related with the three lines of the Rune Fa, A, All-Fa and O, Olin.
Remember that the word "El" (God, in Hebrew ) is written with Aleph and Lamed (AL); so Alpha is Al-Fa "God the Fa-ther," it is the Rune Fa, which is connected to the Rune Os (the "O," the Womb and the "S," the Sig), "OS" the Womb of the God-S; the God-S, the GoddEss, the Mother, the Osssssssssssss.