This is a transcription of the audio lecture Sacraments of the Gnostic Church 01 Sacraments Part 1 originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free.
In this course, we are going to explain the sacraments instituted since ancient times in the church of Christ, which has its latest roots in Egypt. Internally, the Holy Gnostic Church is situated in the superior dimensions. Yet, in this day and age, the Holy Gnostic Church has in the physical world a physical exponent in every Lumisial of our visible and invisible Gnostic organisations that form the gigantic Gnostic Movement.
The Gnostic Church was instituted by the Master Jesus two thousand years ago in the Middle East, but is a church that has a history much longer than that. It is related with the mysteries of ancient Egypt that has its roots in Atlantis, which come from a Neptunian-Amentian epoch directly related with the World of Yesod, the fourth dimension and beyond.
As you know, Gnosis comes from a Greek word for knowledge, and this doctrine of knowledge is related with the famous tree of knowledge of the book of Genesis. Many times in our lectures we point out the tree of life, which is a hieroglyphic within which we find the tree of knowledge, the mysterious Sephirah Daath. So it is good for you to have a graphic representation of the tree of life in order for you to understand what the Gnostic Church is. The Gnostic Church is related with the Sephirah Daath, which is in the middle pillar of the tree of life, and is interrelated with Tiphereth and Yesod.
In order to understand what a sacrament is we have to understand the word itself. As you observe, the word ‘sacrament' comes from ‘sacred' and ‘amen': "Sacred Amen" - Sacraments.
The Three Amens
When we investigate the word ‘Amen' we discover that it is a word written with three Hebrew letters: א Aleph, מ Mem, and נ Nun. These three letters Mem, Aleph, and Nun are in direct relation with the three primary forces (the three Logoi) that in Kabbalah are called Kether, Chokmah, Binah. These three forces are what we call the Holy Three Unity (trinity). Whichever Sephirah we take from this triangle, Kether Chokmah, Binah, each Sephirah of the three is always related with the other two. So when we talk about Kether, we know that within Kether is Chokmah and Binah, within Chokmah is Kether and Binah, and within Binah is Kether and Chokmah; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- The Father is א Aleph, the breath of life, that oxygen that we breathe represented by the letter א Aleph; the letter Aleph symbolizes air.
- מ Mem is related with water, directly related to the Mother which is always applied to the Holy Spirit, yet, remember that the Holy Spirit contains both forces; positive and negative, feminine and masculine. So מ Mem in this case symbolizes the Divine Mother, the feminine aspect.
- And נ (in Amen as final Nun: ן) Nun is related with the Messiah. Ieshua, the Son of Nun, which is the saviour; Nun is related with the Latin letter N.
When we talk about the sacraments of the Gnostic Church, we are talking about the way in which we acquire the influence of the three Amens in the path of initiation. The Gnostic Church teaches how to acquire these sacraments, which have always been taught but different ways, in different manners.
In ancient Egypt these sacraments or sacred Amens were instituted, yet at that time these three primary forces, these three Amens together were called Osiris. The three Amens were symbolised in these three primary forces as Osiris emerging from the Ain Soph Aur. The Ain Soph Aur is the third aspect of the Absolute, and is depicted above Kether. In Egypt, the Solar Absolute is symbolised by Ra. The three primary atoms - which every single Monad has within - reside within that Ain Soph, Ra.
When the Monad self realises Himself and acquires the power of those three primary forces within, then you call it Amon-Ra or Amen-Ra, you see the name is Amon-Ra or Amen-Ra.
Understand that when these three primary forces manifest in the Universe as a cosmocreator then we call them - in Egyptian terminology - Osiris-Ra. This is how it was pronounced in ancient times.
In the Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead' when you read the name Osiris-Ra it is pointing at the three primary forces together with the Ain Soph Aur, which is above Kether. In other words, in Kabbalah Osiris-Ra is called יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei, the sacred Tetragrammaton, because Osiris represents the Amen, the three primary forces, and Ra is the Solar Absolute. So there you have the four particles, the four elements, in order to form the sacred name of God, יהוה Iod Hei Vav Hei, the Tetragrammaton.
Amen-Ra or Osiris-Ra is precisely what we invoke when we want to bring down that cosmic force, when we perform the Sacred-Amens, the Sacr-Aments, the Sacraments.
It is indispensable to understand this, otherwise we take everything literally or mechanically; which is what unfortunately has happened in the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, etc., which relate to the Master Jesus who instituted these sacraments through his doctrine.
We have to understand that this אמן "Amen" also resides in the physical body. Thanks to Amen we are alive since we breathe the air, the א Aleph; yes, the air, the Aleph, is in the lungs; it is the oxygen that goes through the respiratory system and circulatory system, into the blood in order to purify it; the blood is the מ Mem. Any fluid in the physical organism relates to מ Mem. The purified blood is Schamayim, the main fluid or the blood within which is the oxygen. We say they are the Holy Spirit (Aleph): the Father and the Mother (Mem) of the Son (נ Nun). This is why the blood eventually transforms itself into the entity of semen, the Ens Seminis, within which the letter Nun crystallises as the sperm or ovum. Aleph, Mem and Nun are precisely the אמן Amen. This is how these forces descend into the human organism and this is what the neophyte who wants to enter into the path must know, because salvation comes through נ Nun, the Messiah, which is the sexual potency.
We must also know how to manage שמיםSchamayim, the superior forces related to the blood and the oxygen. Every Gnostic practice relates to the heart (Nous atom) and relates to the nose, the breathing (the breath of God), which relates to sex (Ida, Pingala). As you see here, we find the relation of the three brains that we always talk about.
These three brains develop - according to our age - in the growing or decaying process of the physical body, or the evolution of the physical body, from childhood to adulthood.
The whole purpose of every soul, every spirit in this universe, is to acquire the inner realisation of these three primary forces; this is why the souls are always prepared - through the three brains - in order to receive the three forces or the three sacraments of Osiris Ra, Amon-Ra, Amen-Ra, or the three Amens: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
With this we are explaining how Christ (which is a Greek word that means ‘The Anointed One') anoints us through the sacraments.
This is how we learn to be anointed in order for that force that we call Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Kether, Chokmah and Binah) to crystallise in our body, mind, soul, and spirit in order to Christify ourselves, to reach Christification, to Christify ourselves.
That is why in ancient Egypt when somebody was assimilating these cosmic forces of Amon-Ra, of Osiris-Ra, they will call him or her an Osirified one. In this day and age we call them a Christified one, utilising the Greek word Christ.
With this we are explaining that Christ is a force, an energy that manifests through these three primary forces. The most beautiful atoms of this energy express themselves through the Son; that is why the Son (Chokmah) is always called the Christ, which manifests in different levels through initiation or through the sacraments.
In order to understand these sacraments or sacred Amens we have to go into Daath, which is the mysterious Gnosis, knowledge, in which we find the Transcendental Church, in its highest level.
Why are we stating that these sacraments or sacred amens are in the Gnostic Church? It is because the mysterious Sephirah Daath is that Sephirah that hides this other mysterious Amen that is an unfoldment of the three Amen's (Kether, Chokmah, Binah). In Daath we find another trinity or tri-unity that is explained in many religions as Abba and Aima, Father (א A), Mother (מ M) and Son (ן N), which in Hebrew is Ben or Bat. The third force can be applied to Son or Daughter.
This holy tri-unity of the world of creation is that tri-unity that in Egypt was called Osiris, Isis and Horus. So do not mistake the first tri-unity with the second. The second one is Daath because it is a descent of Osiris-Ra into the world of creation. Osiris-Ra modifies itself by forming this other tri-unity, which in Christianity is called Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, and in ancient Egypt was Osiris, Isis, and Horus.
This descent of the three primary forces into Daath is made to originate creation by means of the realisation of these three primary forces through Binah.
So in Daath - which is that cosmic level beyond the sixth dimension - the Logos creates with the power of the voice; as you see in the hieroglyphic of the tree of life, Daath is situated exactly at the level of the throat. In Daath is that church, that temple, where was fulfilled what is written in John 1: "In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God, this is the beginning with God." It is there, the origin of the Universe.
The Three Amens = Abba, Aima and Tiphereth = in Daath
It is in Daath where we find the forces of the Holy Spirit (which in Kabbalah is called Binah, and Shiva in Sanskrit) expressing themselves in the duality in order to create the Universe, which is the Son, thus, they three - father, mother, and son - are the Amens in Daath.
- Aleph in Daath is the Father who represents all the three primary forces together; he is the Aleph in Daath.
- Mem in Daath is the Mother who represents all the three primary forces from above within Isis.
- And then Nun, Horus, which is the outcome of Osiris and Isis; he also manifests in Daath the three primary forces from above.
This tri-unity is something that we have to understand, to comprehend, because from Daath, from the Holy Gnostic Church, the Transcendental Gnostic Church of the superior worlds, is how the Christic force descends into other dimensions and into the physical world; and from Daath is also from where Christ descends within any avatar, within any messenger from any religion, because religion comes from the Latin word re-ligare: to reunite the superior with the inferior.
So in order for the Lord to descend from Daath into the Earth, he needs an Avatar - this word means ‘messenger' - because the superior forces of Christ (Kether Chokmah, Binah) work in different times in order to help the lower Sephiroth, especially the world of Malkuth that receives help from the Lord through the sacraments.
This is why the sacraments are instituted in the physical world in order to guide the souls for the realisation of these three primary forces, this is their only objective. So we have to know, to comprehend this, because people think that only the Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church know about these mysteries that were instituted 2,000 years ago; they ignore that these sacraments are eternal and are related with the forces of the Lord that work in any planet. These sacraments were known in Atlantis, which at that time were instituted by the great, powerful God Neptune. That is why we state that these sacraments come from the Neptunian-Amentian past, related with the mystery of the two polarities, man and woman, and the birth of the Son of Man.
The Son of Man and the Human Soul
The Son of Man is below Daath in Tiphereth. Tiphereth in Kabbalah is the Human Soul. In the Bible we read about the Son of Man, and we must always understand is related with Tiphereth (which means beauty), the Human Soul. This is why the sacraments or the three Amens that the Gnostic Church gives are for the Soul, the Psyche; this is precisely what we have to understand. The Soul is that element that needs the sacraments in order to grow; this is Tiphereth, the Soul. When the Human Soul applies the sacraments in the right way, as instituted by the Gnostic Church, the Human Soul then grows and develops into what is called the Son of Man.
The Son of Man is the final outcome of the sacraments, because the Son of Man is the union, the communion, the religare, the "Yug" of the Human Soul with Christ, of the Human Soul with Osiris-Rah, of the Human Soul with the three Amens: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
On the tree of life, if we look below Tiphereth, the Son of Man, the Soul, we find the Sephirah Yesod, in order to point directly that all the sacraments that we are teaching here are related with the sexual force; Yesod is the sexual force. Yesod is directly related with the tree of knowledge, Daath, which is directly related with that commandment given to the soul Tiphereth. If you know Kabbalah, then you know Tiphereth is the sixth Sephirah of the tree of life (that in the middle column is between Daath and Yesod) and is related with the sixth commandment.
Here in the Gnostic Church we explain the commandments. We do not make a mess of them like those groups who call themselves Christians and have the commandments numbered in the wrong way.
The sixth commandment is: "You Shalt Not Fornicate." Fornication is a word that describes how the soul Tiphereth utilises the sexual energy through Yesod in the wrong way. This is the first commandment given by Osiris-Ra, the three primary forces, through Daath (Knowledge) to the Soul, Tiphereth. If you observe the middle pillar of the tree of life you understand and comprehend why the first commandment given unto humanity is the sixth commandment.
Moses wrote this commandment as number six: "You Shalt Not Fornicate." People confuse it with "You Shalt Not Commit Adultery," which is the ninth commandment.
So from Daath the first commandment descends to the Soul, which is directly related with Yesod. This is why when the Human Soul disobeys that commandment he falls into Malkuth, which is the physical world. So, here we are in this physical body.
This is what you have to understand and comprehend: on the tree of life, Malkuth is the physical body. Yesod is the vitality of the physical body, which is directly related with the sexual energy, and which is found to be related with the Soul, which following the straight line upwards, is Tiphereth.
This means, in order to perform the sacraments given by the Gnostic Church in Daath by the Lord Christ and which are related with the three primary forces and the Ain Soph Aur (Ra), we have to follow and comprehend the sacraments with the Soul, Tiphereth.
The first given sacrament is baptism. Every single religion has their own particular baptism. You can observe in the Catholic or Orthodox Church and other religions that they baptise newly born children. They give a very broad explanation why the baptism is received in a child body, because that baptism is not for the physical body but for the Soul.
A newborn has a physical body but it is a physical body that is starting its evolution, its development, and when we observe a newborn we see that the soul expresses itself through that body. In a newborn you do not find anger, lust, pride, greed, vanity, laziness and all those defects that we have in abundance; instead, you find only the pure soul. In other words, we will say Tiphereth. Tiphereth means "beauty" in Hebrew, so the beauty of the soul expresses itself through a newborn.
Through a sacrament of baptism the soul is going to be guided in his life. But of course that soul needs godparents; in other words, individuals who know about God and will instruct that soul related with his own development. The godparents of that child are supposed to be - like in ancient Egypt - individuals who were initiates, individuals who knew about these mysteries that we are explaining here.
In this day and age, parents just choose the godparents for their children because of different purposes, different causes, and most of the time the godparents do not even know where they are standing, since in different religions this is just a social requisite.
Baptism is directly related with Yesod, because the waters of baptism are precisely in the sexual organs. The waters are the Ens Seminis, which is the outcome of the transformation of the blood; the נ Nun, the Messiah, which is the salt of the Earth is there. The salt of the Earth is the element in the physical body that will season the soul and personality of the child, if he receives direct knowledge about the sexual energy.
The personality that all of us have in this society - in order to interact with people - is formed from birth to seven years of age. Unfortunately, in this day and age you develop your personality but your godparents never instruct you in relation with your inner soul. Thus, in the end when the personality is formed it is just related with the exterior world, because the godparents ignore that their goal is to guide the soul in order not to misuse that union of the soul with the superior forces. In the baptism the priest unites the superior forces of the three Amens to that soul.
The priest who has the power to invoke the three primary forces has it because he himself is working with the sacraments (the sacred Amens), which is what is needed in order for anyone to be a priest. You see, priesthood is related with the sixth sacrament. So, in order for you to be a priest you have to previously fulfil five sacraments.
Which are the five required sacraments of priesthood?
So in order to be in Priesthood, that is, in order to know how invoke the three Amens and to impart that unto the soul, to unite them to the soul, you must fulfil the five previous ones. The baptism is a ceremony in which the priest (the Cohen as they say in Hebrew) invokes the three Amens as a magician (using the word magician from Persian Mag, which means priest of superior forces) in order to unite the superior forces to the soul, in order for the three primary Amens to guide the soul.
As you see, at a Christian baptism the child is dressed beautifully, but in the moment when it is going to receive the waters of baptism (the Mem, the waters), they undress the child; this symbolises that nothing exterior should be between the soul and the three Amens.
They give salt to that baby, which is the Nun. Salt in the water is the element that the child needs, the letter נ Nun, the Messiah, the salt of the Earth, that need to be transmuted.
In some religions or churches the priest blows the breath in the face of the child to symbolise the breath of God, the Aleph. Sometimes they do it towards the four corners of the world in order to conjure Satan, the mechanical forces of nature that will eventually develop and enter into that child when he develops his personality. All of us were beautiful when we were children, very innocent, but right now - none of us is innocent, we lost that innocence.
So, in order to conjure Satan, the children are baptised, as the tradition says, that with the baptism we erase the sin of Adam & Eve, since Adam & Eve were the ones who ate the apple, symbol of their original sin. We have to erase that original sin.
But this is a symbol that we have to understand. Adam & Eve are the two polarities of the sexual energy related always with the testicles in the male and the ovaries in the woman: two polarities, positive and negative, Adam & Eve. This is how they are called in Alchemy.
This is why it is stated that all of us are children of Adam & Eve. Yes, all of us are children of the two sexual polarities, positive & negative, male - female. And the union of those two polarities, man and woman, produces a child. The man represents Adam and the woman Eve. All of us are children of the fornication of Adam & Eve, because our parents did not transmute their sexual energy. And we breed that seed into the soul as well, so that original sin is in every single soul.
The baptism is a way in which, symbolically, we are receiving the waters from our parents (Adam & Eve); this is why both physical parents hold candles with light, which symbolises the fire that eventually will rise (from his two witnesses Ida and Pingala) in the spinal column in order for that soul to receive the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
So you see in the symbolism of baptism all the elements that eventually the godparents need to explain to the child in his own language, namely, the symbol of the light, the symbol of salt, the symbol of the water, and what the symbol of the air.
In other rituals of baptism, the priest does not utilise his breath because he understands that - even though his breath represents Aleph the breath of life of God - his breath is sinful: the priest has defects. So the priest utilises a feather of a bird, which in this case might be an eagle, and blows air with the feather in the face of the baptised child.
In the ceremony of the Gnostic Baptism, the soul is united to the Holy Gnostic Church of the internal worlds. Then the Masters instruct that soul internally and guide that soul. Yet, I repeat, the soul needs direct instruction in the physical world because it is going to grow, the child is going to develop a personality and the only ones who can instruct the child in the godly way are the godparents. That is why they are called godparents, because they represent God (Abba and Aima) in this way.
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it he was much displeased and said unto them ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you; whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child he shall not enter therein.' And he took them up in his arms put his hands upon them and blessed them. - Mark 10:13-16
Jesus represents the Son of Man, through whom the three primary forces express themselves and put energy into the souls of children.
The ceremony of baptism is a ceremony that will be understood later in life, when that soul is ready to be married. This relates to this passage from John 3:1-2 which states:
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, "Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him."
Rabbi means Master. Nicodemus tells Jesus, "We know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him." That God who is with Jesus is Amen-Ra, Osiris-Ra, Christ, the three primary forces, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which are acting through Him.
This is how you understand how these so-called miracles happen, through the Avatars, or Messengers of the high.
Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." - John 3:3
So here we see how this baptism is associated with Yesod, because in order to be born again you need the sexual energy. Nobody is born by theories. All of us are children of a man and a woman and the sexual act.
Nicodemus saith unto him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." - John 3: 4-6
To be born of the water and the spirit is something that you know when you know Alchemy. The mysteries of alchemy are related with mercury, sulfur, and salt, which are related with the secretions of the waters of Yesod (sex), which relate to the symbols that we saw in the baptism, namely:
- The candle is the fire (sulfur).
- The water (Mercury), which is precisely poured on the child (Schamayim the habitat of the fire of the Holy Spirit)
- The air (the Spirit) symbolised in the blowing of the air by the priest
- And the salt, which is the letter Nun, the Messiah; the Salt of the Earth
This why Jesus says in Matthew 5:13
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
In other words, when you have sexual potency it is because you have a lot of salt (sperm) in your sexual secretions, a lot of Nun. So you season your soul, your bodies, your mind, your spirit with the letter Nun. But if as a man you lose your sexual potency, lose your salt, lose your sperm, if you reach impotency - there is no more energy - with what then are you going to season yourself?
That which is born of the spirit is the spirit because the spirit - which is the fire that burns inside of you, the Holy Fire of the Holy Spirit - is indeed within the salt.
The main thing here is to learn how to free that fire, that spirit, which is in the water, because the water is the semen and within the water is the salt which is the letter נ Nun. So, you have to learn how to liberate the fire.
This is the mystery of baptism that has to be performed when you grow up, so, this first sacrament is a symbol that you have to perform in the Matrimony.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth. (This wind is Ruach in Hebrew; this word Ruach is applied to the spirit and to the wind.) and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. - John 3:7-8
When we read this, it comes into my mind the moment when Jesus was symbolically baptised in the Jordan. In the river Jordan, Jesus found John the Baptist who baptised him with water. That is a symbol that we have to understand. It is written that when Jesus received the baptism of John he rose up from the waters. That is a mystery of the coming of the Messiah from the very waters of sexuality. The waters of the Jordan or any type of waters or baptism symbolise the sexual energy, the sexual matter, מ Mem. He entered into the water and from מ Mem, in the water, he received the letter נ Nun which is the Messiah, the sexual potency, the salt of the Earth, which is in the water, and he becomes newly born when he receives the Holy Spirit.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." - Matthew 3: 16-17
Meaning, when the waters of the Holy Spirit, the fires from Nun come up in your spinal column, it enters into the body. Then the soul is blessed through this baptism, it is very clear, "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son (of Man, Tiphereth, the Human Soul), in whom I am well pleased" better said: "in which I am now entering." Do you see here? Jesus is already a grown up. Before that, as a child, as it is written in the book of Luke, Jesus was also initiated into the mysteries of baptism in a church in Jerusalem. But now as a grown up man He is performing it. Of course, all of this is written in a symbolic manner in the gospels, so you have to know how to read it, because the Bible is a book of Alchemy and Kabbalah.
And from there it is written that the spirit took him into the wilderness; it is written in the book of Luke, Mark and Matthew.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. - Matthew 4:1
This is the second sacrament, Penance.
It is not enough to be baptised, since the exterior world which is related with the Prince of this world, the ego, which is always related with Earth, has to test Him.
This is why the child needs his godparents to teach the child ‘do this, do that, be careful,' instructing him, because he will be tempted by the devil, Satan, which is the symbol of the ego of his parents or her parents or his relatives and friends. The world is full of ego; everyone has a big ego. There is not one Satan or one devil: there are many Satan's, many devils within each of us. So this society is created by evil, created by Satan; there is not one Satan as I have said, there are many. You carry that, a legion of them inside of you.
So the child has to be taught by the initiate, by the godparents, how to control, how to freeze that devil that he will eventually see in his parents and his relatives, everywhere.
And this is the symbol of how Jesus after being baptised was taken into the wilderness. In ancient times the wilderness was precisely the place where the initiate was tested, was proved. Because the wilderness - as is stated by many initiates - is where demons or the beings from the darkness appear to test you; so, as it is written in Matthew 4:1 Jesus was tested by the Devil. Which Devil? His own Devil, and other forces of nature that presented themselves in the wilderness.
When you read Matthew 4:1, you read very clearly that Jesus receives the Holy Spirit and it is written there very clear, "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil." The Holy Spirit which is the creator of life is related with nature, and the goal of the Initiate is to receive the sacraments of the Holy Spirit or the forces or the power of nature, but for that you have to be tested, as the Holy Spirit tested Jesus.
The shadow of the Holy Spirit is called Satan, which is related to a wrong creation that we made because of our sexual sin or original sin. And this is why this sacrament called penance states:
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the (Holy) Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. - Luke 4: 1-3
This was his first temptation.
So Jesus was 40 days in the wilderness. What is the number 40? In many lectures we told you that the letter מ Mem is the Hebrew letter related with the number 40. Every time that you read 40, it is related with מ Mem, and of course 40 days in the wilderness is equal to 40 years in the wilderness by the Israelites. They were also tested 40 years in the wilderness. There were 40 days of rain in the universal flood of Noah.
מ Mem is directly related with Yesod, the waters of baptism. So we have to face life, the waters of life. It comes into my mind The Aenid of Virgil and also The Odyssey where Odysseus is in the sea in different places and different islands tested by Neptune or Poseidon of the waters. Here this is another symbol of the 40 days or the 40 years.
So, the Holy Spirit represented by Neptune always tests his neophytes. This is how you are tested by the one who always receives commandments and orders from Jehovah or Iod-Havah, the Holy Spirit, in Mem: Satan or in this case Lucifer - another aspect of the same force.
When you read the book of Job you realise how Job in מ Mem was tested by Satan, under the commands of Iod-Havah the Holy Spirit. This is how it is when you want to receive the sacraments. Satan the advocate of God says: If you want to go into the world and to be a vehicle of the Lord, because you want to help, then go ahead.
In this case Jesus represents the Prophet, He wants to help, He already received the baptism, the forces of the Holy Spirit now He will be tested in order to serve and become a vehicle of Christ. For that He has to overcome the three temptations, which of course we are not going to explain in detail today because it is going to be explained in the lecture of penance and the three temptations of the Lord, related with the three brains in which are the three Amens.
The first temptation is:
And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. - Luke 4:3
And Master Jesus answered him after the temptation saying:
It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. - Luke 4:4
The word of God comes from Daath when we are in communion with the forces of Daath, the Holy Gnostic Church, and for that you must always remember God. Since we are always tempted when being in the wilderness, meaning, when we are lacking something, when we have nothing, zero.
The Gnostics are always tested when they have nothing, so their mind comes offering temptations, "Have this, have that, instead of being in league with God, because here you have 40 days and you receive nothing yet. So if you want to be the king of the world..." says the ego, says your mind, "Go and say who you are, that you are a powerful king, go I will give you all the kingdoms of the earth..."
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. - Luke 4:5-8
Of course Jesus, the Son of Man, the Human Soul says he only kneels before God, because, Satan, the mind shall only serve God and the soul. Of course he is being tempted by his own mind, because remember that the ego is mind, and temptation always comes to you in different levels.
And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. - Luke 4:9-11
In other words fornicate, adulterate. God, the Holy Spirit is in the pineal gland, and adultery or fornication in Yesod, the stone; all this is related with sex; to be in the pinnacle of the temple is to be in the higher level, to be in the head (Kether, Chokmah Binah).
Why do you have to go to Yesod and have the sexual act when you should not? When you should be in chastity? Why should you fornicate?
And this is why Jesus answering said unto him:
It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. - Luke 4:12
How do you understand the answer: "You shall not tempt the Lord thy God?" You shall not tempt the Lord thy God in your body, because the power of God is in sex. You shall not tempt the Lord thy God when you are aware of the knowledge (Daath), just keep ahead, don't tempt Him, because God (the Holy Spirit) acts through the sexual act (sacrament of Baptism), and Satan (his shadow) through the sacrament of penance. And the penance is always related in many religions, especially Catholicism with the Lent.
The Lent starts Wednesday; it is called Ash Wednesday. People go to church and receive the cross of ashes in the forehead (we will say, on their mind), in order for them to behave uprightly before the celebration of Easter, holy week. Lent endures from Ash Wednesday until Good Friday.
It is stated in some traditions that people shall not eat meat every Friday, neither Good Friday; they begin this fast on Ash Wednesday as well. What is the meaning of not eating meat? The meat is related with fire; beef is the element that hides the fire. It is said that you shall not eat meat because sexually you shall behave uprightly within these 40 days in order to suffer the "passion" of the Lord. But this is within you.
What do we want? We want to suffer the passion of the Lord inside our soul; we want our soul to fast, to become the Son of Man. And in order for the soul in us to become the Son of Man, we have to suffer the "passion" of the Lord, and the first step is the sacrament of baptism; now, in the sacrament of penance, it is written that you have to confess your sins to God. In certain traditions, you go and confess your sins to the priest, and the priest says to go and pray the Our Father or the Apostles' Creed or the Hail Mary in order to be released from that sin.
Indeed, penance is related with what is called expiation; to expiate is to erase certain karmas that we have. For this we need to meditate, since to be in the wilderness reminds us of being a yogi: to meditate, to analyse, to reflect in your own life. All of this has to be taught by the godparents, to the child, to the soul who was baptised who is growing up.
The child, the soul, must learn how to meditate; meditation is indispensable in order to suffer the karma, penances, in order to expiate, in order to go into our own Lent. That Lent endures the whole life, i.e. like Odysseus, suffering here, suffering there; you must always remember your own Being, your own Self while in your particular individual Lent.
Traditions are celebrations in which the people celebrate these things but they ignore the word of intent. Sometime they don't eat meat, only fish, just because they read about or they heard about this, but they don't know why.
What is the fish? The fish is the letter Nun; do you understand this? The Nun of אמן Amen. The N symbolises the fish, thus during the Lent you shall only eat fish. This means that during the whole life in your Lent, in your ordeals, in the penances that you pass through, you have to transmute, you have to take care of your sexual energy, of your Nun, the Salt of the Earth.
So the Nun, the fish and the salt are related to the water (מ Mem), the 40 days of Lent; the 40 days in the wilderness means that you shall not fornicate, you shall not dedicate your soul to the passions of the flesh, which is symbolized in the meat, since your mind only sees that; so you only have to eat fish. Thus, in order to eat fish you have to know how to transmute your sexual energy and this is why Jesus receives the first sacrament, the baptism in the Jordan.
Now that you know the mysteries of Jordan, which is the baptism, you go into the wilderness and keep eating only fish, only Nun, only the Messiah, meaning you keep transmuting your sexual secretions; this is the meaning of eating fish, to eat, to swallow the Messiah.
So afterwards, when you are ready, then the other sacrament comes, which is the Holy Communion, the Eucharist, where you also consume the flesh and the blood of the Lord, you drink the blood of the Lord; so this is another sacrament that everybody receives but without knowing why.
The first communion is the first Common Union. That first Common Union is the union of the Soul with the Spirit and in order to assist you in that path the Church celebrates a ritual in the physical world, "the first communion," in which the girl or the boy is dressed beautifully, representing with this that the Soul in order to acquire the first communion or the union of the soul with God has to be dressed beautifully.
This beautiful dress is the symbol of the solar bodies, the internal bodies that are being created with Nun, with fish. When you eat fish, that is, through the transmutation of your salty elements of your sexual secretions, you create your solar bodies, because in the fish is the salt, the zodiacal salts of your sexual energy. And you have to learn all of this through the Holy Communion, because you receive the Eucharist in order for your soul to receive through superior assistance, the bread of God, the solar Christic force; this has to be performed by a priest.
In the Eucharist the priest through magic (mag means priest), through special ceremonies, bring down the three Amens. Through a magical ceremony the solar Christ is placed into the bread and the wine. The wine represents the blood, which comes from the grape, and the bread is the body of the Lord that comes from the wheat.
The Solar Logos with its powerful life makes the seed of wheat germinate in order for the stalks to grow from millimeter to millimeter. The Solar Logos then becomes enclosed within the dark hardness of this grain which is like a precious coffer. The enchanted germ of the sacred stalk has its intimate exponent in the human seed.
The solar rays which penetrate into the stump of life are developed and unfolded in concealment until ripened in the sacred and holy fruit of the grapevine. This is an emblem of life that manifests itself with its entire splendor in the substance.
The Gnostic Priest perceives this cosmic substance of the Sun-Christ which is enclosed in the Bread and Wine when he is in the state of ecstasy. The Priest unbinds this substance from its physical elements in order for the Christic Atoms to victoriously penetrate within the human organisms.
The Eucharist is not merely a simple remembrance, nor must it be taken literally as the Catholics do when they asseverate that if a priest pronounces the formula "Hoc est enim corpus meum" and the other "Hic est enim calix sanguinis mei," instantaneously the bread is transformed into flesh and the wine into blood. Nor even like the Protestants, when they affirm that the last supper is only the imperishable memory of the agape of the Lord. The Gnostic Church treads a middle path. The true Priest, when pronouncing our sacred formulas, can by his own will to awake the Solar Force within the bread so that it can bear such life, likewise he can cure with it - if he wishes - the body and soul of all of his fellowmen. - Arnold Krumm-Heller, The Gnostic Church
So, by dint of ritualistic magic, conjurations, and evocations the solar Christic force descends into that vehicle; that vehicle is the Son of Man, it is the Human Soul that is dedicated to the Lord, but in order to perform the Eucharist you need to know how to take care of your sexual energy. This is why the priest keeps the vow of celibacy. Yet, of course the true priest has to be married, but we are not talking about that sacrament yet.
In the sacrament of the first communion you have to understand and comprehend that you as a soul have to keep that "common union" with to God by practicing your penances and by knowing how to transmute your sexual energy.
This is why in the ceremony of communion the neophytes always carry in their hands a candle and a book. That book symbolises the book of alchemy, knowledge, wisdom that you need in order to do that first communion. You have to learn.
In the first communion sometimes they change the godparents or sometimes they keep the same ones. The duty of the godparents, I repeat, is to teach their godchild the meaning of receiving the Eucharistic sacrament, in order for the child to perform and keep doing that "common union" in himself, because the first communion usually begins at age of seven, which is when the second testicular layer in the man originates its own manhood and in the woman her ovaries are given those vital elements that synthesise her own womanhood; their sex is strongly defined at that age. They need to receive the right instruction related with the two polarities, in order for the child not to fall into the stupidities of this day and age, since from that time, from that age they learn to justify degeneration, yes, now they teach the child to justify degeneration.
Indeed, this is another thing that really amazes me; in this present society everybody is always punishing and accusing all those degenerates that abuse children, they say that a soul that has not yet reached 18 years old should not allow to be seduced or to drink alcohol or to have sexual freedom, but only when they reach adulthood, then they have freedom to degenerate themselves. Yes, when you are not yet 18 or 21 years old, society prohibits you to drink, society prohibits you to do anything that adults do; and there are laws that even send people to jail if they abuse a teenager. But after they are 18 or 21 they are free to do whatever they please, they can degenerate themselves with sex or to drink alcohol etc., they are free to do it, what type of law is this? It does not make any sense! To keep the youth healthy so when you are adult you can squander your life? This is stupidity, complete nonsensicalness.
This type of knowledge and teaching should be taught from childhood until death. Nevertheless, it is not like this, unfortunately, this is precisely how this society is.
After communion comes confirmation; as the word explains, confirmation is to confirm, to confirm the previous sacraments. So if you are going to go and receive the sacrament of confirmation, it is because you already know what penance is, what communion is, what baptism is, and because you want to keep ahead in your psychological development.
Usually the sacrament of confirmation is celebrated when you are entering into your teenage years, when you are 14; sometimes women celebrate it before that age, because puberty, that is, the sexual energy of the sperms in the testicles of the man are being developed or beginning to develop at 13 or 14. Women start menstruating at 12 sometimes at 11; they mature faster than men, faster than the male sex.
The ritual of confirmation is celebrated at the beginning of the teen years, because that is the age in which children receive the forces of Venus in their sexual energy, and their whole mind and feelings are going to change drastically because of their sexual hormones. They will start looking to the other side, to the other sex, if they are not degenerated, if they are born with a natural, good body. The natural thing is for a woman to start seeking the males, and the males seeking the females; that is natural. The zoosperm is that magnetism that attracts the ovum and the ovum is that element that attracts the zoosperm; this is natural in nature.
Thus, confirmation is the sacrament where the teenager receives the knowledge about sex, explicit sexual knowledge, because you have to keep ahead in your realisation of the three Amens in your soul through the other sacraments, which were also instituted.
Usually the neophyte receives on the forehead the oil chrism, the cross on the forehead as if saying ‘Remember that you have to annihilate your ego'; sometimes they do the chrism with ashes. This reminds us of the cross with ashes here on the mind, on the forehead, telling us: "Your ego is dust, and to dust it has to return." Yes, you have to annihilate your sinful ego, because remember that you are walking through the sacraments, so you have to work and finish your ego; this is the meaning of the cross there in the forehead.
Thereafter, the priest or Bishop lays his hands on the head in order to implant the Holy Spirit, to give the Holy Spirit to the child. That is only possible when the priest is working with the three Amens (Priest, Priestess, Holy Ghost) in himself, because if the priest is not performing Daath, if he is not practically realizing Daath, how is he going to implant or give the Holy Spirit?
A fornicator, somebody who squanders the sexual matter or the sexual energy through masturbation or by any other means, cannot implant the Holy Spirit, even if he has many titles and the investiture of the priest, he cannot do it; only the one that respects and performs within himself the previous sacraments can do it.
This is why a Bishop (a Priest who has already received the investiture of a Bishop) can do it, because a Bishop is more than a priest; so the Bishop can implant, perform that sacrament, because he is a higher initiate that practically knows about the three primary forces.
So, usually a Bishop perform the confirmation; so, when the child or teenager approaches him, the Bishop implants on the youngster the Holy Ghost, and slaps his face, like telling him ‘Awake!' and ‘Be careful!' because you are entering into a certain age that if you do not control your sexual energy you will fall off the path and you will no longer be connected with the inner church; in order to be connected with the Holy Gnostic Church and the sacraments of Christ you have to keep ahead in your path of chastity. Behold here, the sacrament of confirmation.
In Judaism it is called bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah, which respectively means "son or daughter of the commandment." When the teenagers are receiving their confirmation - as in the Jewish law their mitzvah - it is because they are being instructed by their particular godparents in the commandments of God. The young child, the youngster, is entering into another world which is the world of sex, in which he has to learn how to transmute the sexual energy. The whole of this is related with the following passage in the bible:
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? This is a question from a youngster to the Master Jesus which in this case represents the Bishop.
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God (Gedulah, the Innermost): but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (this means, if you are a teenager and you want to go ahead and keep ahead in your confirmation, to confirm your path with your inner God, well follow the commandments).
He (the youngster) saith unto him, Which?
Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: (Inner Father, Inner Mother) and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (in other words spread the knowledge).
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? (You see all these things - sacraments - he kept because he was guided by his godparents, since there he was been confirmed.
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. (To follow him is the next step because you are already in the age that you can help others, this is, to give what you already have) - Matthew 19:16-21
There are not too many people or initiates that receive from childhood all these elements. Normally when people reach puberty, they just squander the sexual energy and do not do anything positive ahead.
Of course, religious people receive the ceremony, the sacrament, but nothing godly, because they do not receive any instruction, and why, because the ones who should give that instruction, which are the priest, the Bishop, the godparents, know nothing about it. They just follow traditions mechanically without knowing the why and the reason. This is why it is said:
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. - Matthew 19:22
Those possessions are psychological possessions, knowledge that selfishly he does not want to give away.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 19:23
Let us read other verses related with confirmation:
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. - Mark 12:28-31
So what is the meaning of these commandments? In the sacrament of confirmation, you have to follow the commandments, but there are too many commandments; well let us synthesise them. What is the great commandment of all? It is the first one in Deuteronomy 6:4, 5:
Hear, Oh Israel...
but who is Israel? If you know Kabbalah you know that Jacob is Tiphereth. He is the one who works in the stone of Yesod and that fights against an angel in order to get the strength. That Angel is Samael who in Scorpio rules the sexual strength. If you fight with that strength (AUN in Hebrew - Aleph, Vav and Nun) and you win, you then go ahead and your name is no longer Jacob but Is-Ra-El.
- Is-is, Ish the fire
- Ra is the solar force of Amon-Ra
- El is God
The forces of Ishrael are the fires of the God Ra that descend on you; that is the meaning of the name Israel in esotericism. This is the meaning of "Hear oh Israel," because Israel comprise the other parts of Tiphereth that are bottled up into the ego, parts which are suffering in Egypt (Malkuth).
So, "Hear oh Israel," means: hear all of you, all the parts of (Jacob) your soul in your body, the Lord our God is one. So we have to self-realise ourselves, to make our God one, because many parts of God are bottled up in our different vices and errors, sins. We have to take all defects and erase them, disintegrate them and make God one inside of us.
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart" meaning, with all your astral body; this is, here and now; your emotional centre has to have an astral vehicle.
"And you shall love the Lord thy God with all thy soul" meaning, you have to create the causal body, the body of the soul, the body of Tiphereth.
"And you shall know thy God with all thy mind" meaning, you shall also build a mental body. Because the Lord needs to create the Solar Bodies: the Astral Solar, the Mental Solar and the Causal Solar Body.
"And you shall love thy God with all thy strength," meaning the sexual strength. You have to apply all that sexual strength, which in the teen years, the age of Venus, goes with a lot of strength into your sexual energy; that is your strength. All your sexual strength has to be applied in order to fulfil what we are explaining you here.
Thus, when you fulfil with all of your sexual strength the creation of the Astral Body (your heart); the creation of the Mental Body (your mind); and the creation of the Causal Body (your soul), because Tiphereth is the causal world; you have then the three bodies that you created with all your strength and this is how you fulfil the first commandment you shall love thy God with all thy strength, and love thy God above all things.
So, when you perform that, then you go and perform: "And thy neighbour as thyself." This "thyself" is your own soul, your own spirit, it is not yourself as ego, your self esteem that is not thyself, because people interpret that "thyself" of that commandment in the wrong way. To love "thyself" they interpret as loving their lust, their anger, their pride and all the degeneration that they have within and they feed it with their sexual energy.
God wants only your mind, your heart, and your soul and your strength, which is the first commandment.
So if you fulfil that first commandment then you are no longer rich. Because when you are receiving the sacrament of confirmation you then receive that statement of the young rich man who said: ‘What shall I do all these commandments I've followed since I was a child'. Well, now that you enter into your teen ages your sexual energy will burst in you, so follow the commandments, otherwise you will go astray; of course the "godparents" should teach him about this.
In ancient Egypt, these children had initiates as godparents and they were taught how to create, how to transmute - in the great pyramids where this was instituted - and were developing, creating and entering into the initiations and they were keeping ahead the sacraments, because that is the way.
After the confirmation, eventually, when they reached 21 years old comes the age when they have to marry. They have to fulfil the sacrament of marriage after 21 in a man and after 18 in a woman, because the sexual act is only logical to perform when the organism is completely developed.
All of the previous sacraments that were symbolically received have to be concretely performed in the sexual act of the perfect matrimony, between the man and the woman, united in sexual matrimony.
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: - John 2:1
Who is the Mother of Jesus, who is the Mother of the Son of Man? It is the Divine Mother, Mem. Aima Elohim, the Eternal Mother, relates to that commandment: "Thou shall honour Father and Mother." The Mother - when you are following the sacraments - is always there. So the Mother of Jesus was there; this is how you have to understand this symbol.
And both Jesus (the Nous atom of the heart) was called, and his disciples (of the grand sympathetic nervous system), to the marriage. - John 2:2
You see this is the Holy Sacrament of marriage hidden there very carefully, very smartly is this paragraph.
And when they wanted wine (the wine of sexual transmutation), the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine (in other words, their Kundalini is not awakened, since they are just newly married).
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. - John 2:3, 4
In other words, what does the human soul have to do together with the Nous atom and the Divine Mother in order to do wine? Eloah Va Daath.
Mine hour is not yet come (the hour for Nous to make wine is the hour of marriage which is the ninth hour).
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. - John 2:4, 5
Jesus, who represents the priest, who is Nous, the true priest, has to know how to teach the servants (physical bodies) of the bride and groom, he has to tell them what to do before the sexual act.
The mystery of transubstantiation was symbolised in many ways in ancient times, i.e. it was symbolised by the honeymoon, which was when the priest, the initiate was instructing the couples, to prepare the sacraments.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone (number 6 = three Amens of the bride and groom, Abba and Aima, this is the mystery of the sixth Arcanum, which is the mystery of the Lovers, Adam and Eve), after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece (in order to purify your soul you have to know how to transmute the sexual energy).
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water (this is what the man and woman must do, to fill their water pots which are their mind heart and sexual organs). And they filled them up to the brim (this is what the couple should do).
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.
And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants - physical bodies - which drew [which performed the sexual transmutation of] the living waters knew). - John 2:6, 9
This transmutation of water into wine that was performed at a marriage in Cana of Galilee, means that the waters or the sexual matter, sexual energy, are transmuted into the wine of the Spirit through the sexual act, through alchemy. The miracle of transmuting water into wine is a miracle of alchemy. The Alchemists perform that through sexual alchemy; this is how they transmute water into wine and fill their cup, their head, to the brim.
Through the Holy Matrimony the soul starts creating the Astral Body, the Mental Body, and the Causal Body, in order to become a priest. In other words in order to become a priest of God, a prophet of God, a messenger of God, you have to perform the sacrament of marriage.
Single people can also worship and perform sacraments, but if they want to incarnate the three primary forces, the three Amens - in the way that we are stating here - they have to marry; because, for that, as in Daath, we need the masculine and feminine polarities.
This is why in John 2:1-9 Jesus instituted the Holy Matrimony. All the mysteries from all religions always relate to the family, to the marriage, in order to perform and to develop those mysteries inside of you, because Christ is the Salt of the Earth, the Nun, which is in the sexual energy, which is the force that will originate, will bestow all of those elements in your soul when you know how to transmute them.
Through sexual alchemy (John 2:1-9) the three Amens are developed within the human organisms. No fornicator can develop the three Amens. In this day and age people marry and they just squander the sexual energy. They marry in order to fornicate.
What is the difference between the sexual act of ordinary human beings that perform their wedlock amidst pompous ceremonies and the sexual act of animals? What is the difference? None; there is no difference.
The married couples of this age are like a pair of animals that copulate and fornicate and squander their sexual energy. Is their marriage a sacrament? They may perform the sacramental ceremony before the altar, but they do not keep it sacred, because they do not transmute their sexual secretions; they do not make their marriage bed an altar.
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. - Hebrews 13: 4
Listen, the holy sacrament of matrimony was instituted in order to be born again. This is why matrimony was instituted. This is why the rules of the sacraments of the Holy Gnostic Church were instituted since ancient times and in the beginning of the ministry of Jesus, because Jesus instituted these sacraments in Rome. Peter was the one who received these sacraments in order institute them into the priesthood.
Peter was the first Pope according to tradition, but Peter was married; Peter was not single, was not celibate, he had his wife because he was following the Gnostic priesthood rules.
We know that Peter symbolises the pineal gland, and controls the sexual energy in the mystery of the stone (Yesod).
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (pineal gland), and upon this rock (Yesod) I will build my church; and the gates of hell (Klipoth) shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven (Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God -John 3: 3): 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
In other words, after you have received the keys or explanations about marriage and start to transmute the sexual energy as a couple in the Holy Matrimony, then the doors are open for you to be a priest of God.
In the beginning there were monks, celibate priests, but those celibate priests were preparing themselves in order to marry the nuns. You see and this is precisely significant, the word ‘nun' is written with the same letters of the other word or Hebrew letter נ ‘Nun.' Do you realise this, do you get it?
A priest monk has to be married to a priestess nun, because without a nun, a monk cannot transmute his נ Nun, his salt. Thanks to "Nun," a monk becomes a true Priest according to the order of Melchisedeck who handles the forces of nature, because the woman has the forces of nature. And if the woman wants to be a Priestess, wants to follow her priestess-hood as well, she has to have her husband, her Priest. Priest and Priestess, Man and Woman, Husband and Wife: that is the true ministry.
But who is following that now? Many priests in this day and age celebrate marriages, they perform the sacrament of matrimony for the common and ordinary people, but they themselves are not married. How are they going to promote something of which they do not have any experience? Before performing the wedlock ceremony, they advise the couples about marriage. How are they going to advise the upcoming married couple when they are not married, upon which basis, if practically they do not know anything about marriage?
If you read in the Bible some epistles of the apostles, i.e. in the epistle or letters of Paul to 1 Timothy 3:1- 4, he stated what you need in order to be a celebrant, in order to be a priest or bishop.
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
In other words he says, "If you as a married couple do not manage the forces of God through your sex in the way that you have to do it in the sacrament of matrimony, how are you going to manage to bring down the forces of the house of God from Daath into a ceremony?" So that is the meaning of it. So, how are you going to do it? That is priesthood of Melchisedeck.
This is why in this day and age all priesthoods are collapsing, because if the priests have a spouse, the other polarity, they have it just to fornicate. It is very rare to find today a monk-priest that keeps his celibacy because in order to keep celibacy, in order to really transmute the sexual energy, you need to know the mysteries of the sacraments of matrimony.
7: Extreme Unction
After matrimony comes the last of the sacraments, the sacrament of Extreme Unction; the ceremony of extreme unction is precisely the way in which you heal the sick.
Indeed, a true priest is the one who knows how to control the forces of nature, the one who knows how to administer ceremonies within which he can heal the sick and in which he performs exorcisms in order to take out devils and all those miracles which are written in the Bible that show that the apostles have that power.
In the Gnostic Church, we know all of this and we know how to perform different ceremonies in order to heal the sick, how to invoke the angels of medicine in order to help others; anything is possible for the priest if the law of karma allows it.
But if you are not a true priest according to the order of Melchisedeck, how are you going to perform all these sacraments?
To finish, let me read for you the ceremony of the Extreme Unction.
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house (the Gnostic Church), he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word (mantra), and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses (Tonglen). - Matthew 8:14-17
So these are the sacraments that any priest develops if he fulfils in himself from the beginning to the end the sacraments.
Questions and Answers
Q. What is Holy Thursday?
A. Holy Thursday is the ceremony that is related to a higher level of priesthood, which is related with the erasing of the sins from past reincarnations. The erasing of the sins of past incarnations are all the things, all the crimes that have been committed on past incarnations are printed in symbols - that only a Master can understand - on the soles of your feet; that is what is written there. So when Christ is washing the feet of his apostles this means that Christ is even performing a cleansing of their soul related with sins of past lives. It means that all the crimes that that soul committed through many lives are erased with the ceremony of the washing of the feet; which is also a helpful ceremony related with the letter נ Nun, the woman.
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. - John 12:3
This is a ceremony of the Holy Gnostic Church which has to be performed by someone that is performing all of these sacraments. You may receive the title of priest (as many as have received the title of priest) but they are disconnected, because you have to be connected to the three primary Amens in order to perform this washing of feet; these are sacraments instituted by Christ in the physical world 2000 years ago and that were performed in Egypt before him. This is very ancient, it is nothing new. So this is in relation to the Holy Thursday, does that answer your question?
The Gnostic has to be in contact with the superior forces, so when you receive the knowledge from any instructor, from any preacher, you have to listen inside of you and to make sense of it in order for, as we state, to not worship an idol. If you really do not understand the commandments, if you do not understand the sacraments, and if you are just following them mechanically, you are worshipping idols. That is why it is indispensable to meditate on every single sacrament: in order to not follow an idol.
This lecture that I am giving you is an outcome of my own reflection, because I do not want to follow idols. We must understand what it is precisely to do the sacrament of penance and all the rest, to know the sacraments. The people who enter into those sacraments in the Holy Gnostic Church have to previously receive instruction in order not to make the mistake of worshipping personalities, that is, worshipping idols or the ego's of other people.
The sacraments of the Gnostic Church are performed in every single Gnostic organisation, but in order to join that group the disciple has to gain the right to enter. There are sacred and secret commandments, rules to follow.
This is why we say to the three Amens: ‘Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh Adonai Sabaoth.' This means ‘Holy Holy Holy Lord of Hosts.' The three primary forces always descend, and in order for you to have the benefit of receiving Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh Adonai Sabaoth you really have to be in chastity, you really have to follow the rules.
This knowledge is given here in freedom; it is free, no problem. But in order for you to receive the sacraments of the Holy Gnostic Church, you have to gain the right, and this is serious. This knowledge is for those who want to follow the path, and who have to be in chastity; they have to be serious, not playing around with this. No fornicator can enter into the Kingdom of God; only if you become as children then you can enter into the Kingdom, if you become as children then you can receive the sacraments.
Yet, if you want to justify your own vices, your own degeneration, how are you going to receive the sacraments? Even if these forces descend, they will reject you.
As I already explained, the only way for those sacraments to descend into us we have to know how to control the three primary forces related with the three brains in the physical body. First you have to do that.
This is why in a reunion, in a Church, an Ecclesia - as we say in Greek - where is happening the gathering of those forces, every single person gathers the forces of the Lord in his own level, and if all of them are doing the same thing the energy descends with strength. But what force will be gathered in those Churches or Ecclesias where each person is a fornicator and adulterer, where the priest is also squandering the sexual force? They are performing rituals, but it is nothing but a ceremony where you do not see any superior force.
For the Three Amens to descend, the people and the priest have to follow the rules of the three Amens, of the sacred Amens: Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh, sacred, sacred, sacred.
Q. What do we need in order to be a priest or to do the sacrament in the Gnostic Church in the physical world?
A. In order to perform all the sacraments, and to bring the superior forces through you, we need to be in chastity; it is not necessary to be married, but to in order to bring the energies which are related to very high forces you have to be married. The body is an antenna; it is an organism that channels the forces; thus, it will channel the force according to your own development, your own spiritual development.
That is why when you see an Avatar, as the Master Samael for instance, when he was performing certain ceremonies, since he had no ego he was exactly an Avatar, the Son of Man was there clearly in front of us. So, Christ was descending and performing every sacrament through him, i.e. the ceremony of the extreme unction in different manners, because you do not have to perform extreme unction exclusively in a church in a temple; the extreme unction can be performed in the forest, you can do it anywhere as did Jesus who has the power of healing the sick anywhere.
Of course, in order to develop that power you have to be married. It is impossible to develop the Kundalini, the seven powers of the tongues of fire of the Holy Ghost, if you are single; you have to be married in order to develop the power of the Holy Ghost. Yet, in order to be a celebrant, even a single person can do it in his own level, but a married person is working with the fire; it is better.
You have to remember that the problem is that in ancient times many single people started joining the priesthood, they were single and they found that celibacy was enough for their priesthood, thus, they did not marry so they became stagnate at that level, but we have to go forward.
Q. How do we find our partner?
A. The partner has to come to you according to karma, according to destiny.
You can have your partner for instance as in other traditions, like in Hindu traditions, that marry when they are young, but they do not perform the sexual act until the moment that they should. It comes into my mind the great Avatar Ramakrishna; he received the order of his Inner Being to marry a baby, according to the Hindu tradition. He went to the house and said ‘Well according to the family tradition I have to marry your girl,' but it was a baby. So they performed the wedding ceremony there and after getting married they said, ‘Ok, now you come in 18 years, bye-bye!' And, when the girl was 18, he came and said "come with me" and he continued doing the ceremony of matrimony. Does that answer your question Ok?
A. It does not matter; any tradition always follows the same rules. We belong to the Gnostic Church but the same rules are with the Holy Spirit. Shiva who rules the ceremonies in India is the same Holy Spirit in Christianity, is the same Binah. The same force but they follow in different ways. Of course, in this way in Christianity you find your partner but in ancient times also it was not like that, the family found your wife or husband, right? But in this day and age you find the woman that you like, well you have to wait until are ready to marry and to do it. And if you are already married and doing it in the wrong age, well if you are fornicating, transmute instead, so there you go. It is better to transmute than to be burned, yes?
A. Yes, they say all the sacraments performed in the church of the ceremony are symbols. But in those symbols the priest has the power to bring down the forces of the three Amens in order to help the neophyte to do what he has to do in life. The baptism in this case is a ceremony in which the soul is united with the holy forces of the Gnostic Church internally which is of Christ. And they have to follow it by the different practices and ways in which the godparents have to guide the soul. And at that age the children receive through the tales, through different ways, the story of the Bible, the story of things that their infant mind has to learn. And when they are already feeling the energy, the sexual energy there, then they have to know how to transmute; they have to sublimate it. So when they reach teen age they receive more instruction related with the same thing because the sexual energy in the teenager is stronger than in the child of 7 - 14 years old. Then they must keep ahead in order to reach matrimony; they are already transmuting the sexual energy as a single person so the body is accustomed to it. So they keep transmuting; this is as Paul says, being married as if you are single, and you keep ahead because your body is learning. But unfortunately in this day and age you come to Gnostic knowledge and you are already fornicating and squandering your sexual energy through masturbation, etc. and then you want to teach the body. Well, unfortunately, that is our karma. It is a great fight that we have to do, because unfortunately we were not taught in childhood about it.
Q. At what age do we teach children about sex?
A. At the age when you see the child has the curiosity for sex, because the hormones are there, then you have to teach them.
Q. How do we realize the three columns of the tree of life?
A. In order to self-realize that, you have to work. We have explained directly how the three primary forces works in direct relation with the soul in the middle column, and the other two columns that are related to the other Sephiroth which are on both sides of the column of the middle. You have to work with them; this is called self-realisation; the inner realisation of that is a process. But it is done always through the middle pillar. It is a long path; this is not easy like many people think. They receive the baptism, confirmation, and etc, then they are ready to go to Heaven after they die. But, it is not like that: you have to perform what you learn. If you do not perform what you learn, you are not going to Heaven, but to limbo.