This is a transcription of the audio lecture Sacraments of the Gnostic Church 08 Sacrament of Priesthood originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free.
Those who devote themselves to the sacraments are the one who are called "priests," in other words, those who devote themselves to the practice, to the service or sacrifice of the sacred Amens.
The sacraments of Priesthood relate to Tiphereth, which is the sixth Sephirah of the Tree of Life. It is related to the heart. These sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ who relates to our Nous atom in the left ventricle of our heart. The Eucharistic Priesthood was instituted at the Last Supper. The first initiates who received the power of Eucharistic Priesthood were his apostles. After that, his apostles anointed other initiates.
After his resurrection, Jesus said to his Apostles, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit [the three Amens, Kether, Chokmah, Binah, related to the first triangle of the Tree of Life], teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20) Thus, it is required in the Gnostic Church that all those who are to be ordained as priests or priestesses must undergo the previous sacraments and some years of studies of Kabbalah and Alchemy for their spiritual formation.
There are three ways that the Sacrament of Priesthood is expressed:
Priesthood of Yesod: Sexual Magic
Priesthood of Hod: Natural, Ceremonial, or Ritualistic Magic
Priesthood of Netzach: Hermetic Magic
Now let us read from the Zohar something related to this sacrament of priesthood.
After washing himself with water (Priesthood of Yesod; remember that the waters are related with "mem," which is the letter that symbolizes water and is also related with Yesod, the sexual creative waters), though he is occupied in the Torah (which means, in the service of Priesthood), the Neshamah is not kept in its place nor rules man, only the power of the blood alone does, which is called Nephesh (animal soul). The Nephesh (animal soul) always saturates the blood, as we already explained. - Zohar
So what the Zohar is stating here is that when we are performing the priesthood of Yesod, which is sexual magic, the priest is relating this action only with Nephesh, the animal soul; as we already explained, Nephesh is related with the lower abdomen, the liver, and the sexual organs.
But (states the Zohar) when a man prays, this is the Priesthood of Hod, which is related to the heart, since praying is always related to the heart, to Tiphereth. So when we are praying we are performing another type of priesthood directly related to the heart, directly related with what we call "a communion with our own particular spirit." So when we do that, we are performing the priesthood of Hod.
When a man prays worshipping his Master, then the power of the blood resumes its place, and the power of the Neshamah is strengthened (through the heart), so it settles in that place IN THE BODY (which is the heart). Then (through the Priesthood of Hod) a man is properly perfected before his Master (his Inner Master), the Nephesh below and, the inner Master, the Neshamah, above (are perfected). - Zohar
In other words, remember, that we stated that these other three Sephiroth from the second triangle are described in the bible as: Chesed-Abraham, Geburah-Isaac, and Tiphereth-Jacob. These are the three parts of our Innermost, our Inner Monad.
So, Kabbalistically in Geburah we find that name that in the bible is related to Isaac, the son of Abraham. Isaac is related with Neshamah and also with the blood in the liver. The liver is that organ related with Geburah that creates the blood, which unfortunately, is mingled with the impurities that we inherit from our parents. Remember that we take their blood when we are formed with the womb of our mother; likewise, the blood of the liver is mingled with the impurities related with our protoplasmic bodies, which relate to our animal past. So, through the blood from the liver we take all of those impurities, which is what the bible calls "Esau."
Esau and Jacob
Isaac (who is Geburah) had two sons:
And Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jah-Chavah. And Jah-Chavah said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. - Genesis 25: 21-27
So, according to the bible, Esau was particularly different from Jacob, who was the second son of Isaac. Esau and Jacob were twins, and the difference was that Essau was red like the blood and hairy like an animal, yet Jacob was not like that. This dissimilarity between the two children of Isaac (who represents Geburah) hides a secret meaning within the bible. This secret is related to the liver, since according to the bible, it is stated that they lived (especially Esau) in the kingdom of Edom.
Edom is a Hebrew word that means "red" and that is related to the blood, because in Hebrew the letters daleth and mem form the word "dam," which means "blood". Thus, the kingdom of "Edom" is precisely the blood. It very intriguing to see that "Edom" is written with the same Hebrew letters with which we write "Adam." The only difference between the words Edom and Adam is the accent of the first letter, Aleph = Ah-Dam and A-Dom, and the rest of the same letters. This relates with what we always state, which is, Adam is related to the blood.
The liver store blood and regulates the volume of blood circulation according to the needs of various tissues and organs. During rest the amount of blood required by the body decreases and the surplus is stored in the liver. During vigorous activity blood is released from the liver to increase the volume of circulating blood.
The liver stores blood, the heart circulates blood. When the body moves blood circulates in the channels, when at rest it flows back to the liver." If the liver's blood storage function is abnormal, there will be an affect on normal body activities causing hemorrhagic diseases. For example, if liver blood is deficient the following problems may appear: the symptoms of vertigo, contracture of spasm of muscles and tendons, impairment of flexion and extension of limbs or scanty menstruation and amenorrhea. - Wang Bin
So, the first child that comes out from Rebekah's womb - the wife of Isaac - is Esau, who came out red and hairy all over, which means that Esau is the first outcome - in our body - of our animal inheritance. This is why it is written in the bible that Esau (the impure blood) carries the inheritance, the birthright of Isaac (Geburah), yet, after Esau comes Jacob, who in the bible - Kabbalistically - refers him to Tiphereth; this is why it is stated that Jacob (Tiphereth) is the one who receives the power or birthright from Isaac (Geburah), since Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a red pottage (dish of blood), that is, Jacob was cooking meat, which is red and related to the element fire:
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. - Genesis 25: 30-34
But how does this exchange happen?
If we observe our body, then we will understand that the heart (Jacob-Tiphereth) receives impure blood and pumps pure blood. The heart is that organ in our organism that deals with two forces: positive and negative, good and evil. The good is that oxygenated blood that purifies all the cells, while the blue blood is called venom blood because it carries all the impurities of the body. We know this when we study the circulatory function of the heart. The oxygenated blood carries the oxygen to all the cells of our human organism and after that it returns as impure blood towards the heart, then the heart receives it and pumps it into the lungs, which expels the impure air, the carbon monoxide, through the respiratory system, and thereafter inhales the oxygen, which is called Neshamah in the bible, the breath of God.
And Jah-Chavah Elohim formed (Edom the impure blood within) Adam of the dust (ophrah: "rubbish") of (adamah) the earth (wheel of Samsara), and breathed into his nostrils the breath (the Neshamah) of life; and (the blood within) Adam became a living soul (Nephesh Chaiah: purified blood). - Genesis 2:7
So aleph as Neshamah, the breath of God, enters into the lungs and purifies the impure blood, then through the lungs he returns it as purified blood into the heart; thereafter the heart pumps it again into all of the cells of our organism. The purified blood is Jacob, who was been born after Esau, the impure blood. So, as you see both Jacob and Esau are related to the blood.
This is why we state that the liver together with all of the organs of the digestive system that create the blood in our organism do not know how to differentiate, discriminate, or how to deal with good and evil - they do not know; the only organ or gland that knows how to deal with good and evil is the heart (Eloah-Va-Daath Iod-Hei-Vav-Hei), since through the blood it takes the evil, the negative, the (ophrah: "rubbish") or impurities of the organism (adamah), it purifies the blood and send it back again. So the heart (Tiphereth-Jacob) is the only organ that does it.
Zohar: And in the compilation of the first section, said the Faithful Shepherd that is certainly how it is, for the liver is the level of Esau, and Esau is Edom, NAMELY IS ALL BLOOD (HEB. DAM), and gathers in all blood whether clear or turbid, and does not differentiate between good and bad, BETWEEN IMPURE BLOOD AND PURE BLOOD, for it makes no distinction between them. But the heart, which is Israel, does distinguish between good and bad, between impure blood and pure blood, and takes only the clear and the clean of that blood, like one who picks food out of the waste matter.
This is why when we talk about Esau and Jacob - according to the Bible - symbolically we are talking about these two types of blood that our physical body creates. This is why Master Jesus (the Nous atom) said:
Are ye also yet without understanding?
Do not ye yet understand that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These (hatreds and all crimes) are the things which defile a man... - Matthew15:16-20
Yet people wonder, how this could it be, if in the heart we have Christ and it is the noblest organ related with love? Well, it is the noblest of all organs because it has to take all the impurities of the body that are related with that ancient animal past, which is Nephesh; thus, from that animal aspect is where the people take all that animality that expresses through the word, through the mouth. But from the heart also comes the good things, because the oxygenated blood is that which contains the breath of God, which in Sanskrit is call the Akasha, the Akashic breath.
The Akashic breath acts precisely in the moment when you are performing the sexual act. The Akashic breath penetrates through our nasal cavities and descends through VAV (through the Brahmanic cord, the spinal column, the staff of Aaron) and in Yesod (the stone) it bumps into the sexual energy. This is the journey of the breath of God. So when you breathe in the sexual act and transmute the sexual energy, listen carefully, you are working only with Nephesh (your animal soul), yet, the breath of God (as the Ruach Elohim) is helping you to transmute your sexual energy. This is the Priesthood of Yesod.
The Priesthood of Yesod is the Sacrament of Baptism where the vehicles that the Priest and Priestess need in order to become true servants of God are created. This is done through sexual transmutation, the Priesthood of Yesod, but as you know, these bodies are always mingled with the impurities that we have from our animal past. This is why we have from Nephesh the karma - that enters through the liver - from the protoplasmic astral and mental bodies, which is called the common and ordinary karma, which is related to our animal past. So the first son of Isaac, who is Esau, refers to that first impurity.
This is why when we talk about Esau we talk about the protoplasmic mind, since Esau according to the bible was a hunter of animas, which means that all of that inheritance from the animal kingdom, i.e. the animals that hunt other creatures in order to survive is in our blood and as well in our internal bodies. The three brains which are related with the three lower Sephiroth: Yesod-sex, Hod-heart and Netzach-head, which is related with Esau, who through the Para-sympathetic has the power of the blood that we use in order to create Adam, who in the beginning is not Adam but Edom.
- The Cerebrospinal Nervous System, agent of conscious functions.
- The Grand Sympathetic Nervous System, agent of the unconscious, subconscious and instinctive functions.
- The Parasympathetic, or Vagus, Nervous System, that collaborates by restraining the instinctive functions under the commands of the mind.
The Cerebrospinal system is the throne of the Divine Spirit.
The Grand Sympathetic System is the vehicle of the Astral Body.
The Vagus, or Para-sympathetic, obeys the commands of the mind. - The Perfect Matrimony
So the kingdom of Edom is the kingdom of the blood that goes from the physical body to the astral body and mental body; and from that blood comes that which the Apostle Paul called the earthly man, the terrestrial man, who, although with solar bodies, is still terrestrial and connected to his animal aspect that is Esau, and who has the first right, the inheritance, because the earthly man (whether lunar or solar) is born first. Jacob is the causal body (Tiphereth), which is the body that we create after the mental solar body.
The mental body or inferior manas is Esau. The mental superior body is Tiphereth, which is the body that comes after Esau. The causal body is Jacob, the one who holds on Esau's heel. So the first born is Esau, he is the first man, manas, the first mind, and the second mind is Jacob, who is his twin, the superior manas (mind, Tiphereth). So in the process of the creation of the true human being from our organism, first comes Esau and second Jacob; they are twins. Esau is the concrete mind that hunts for titles, fame, etc., while Jacob (which is Tiphereth) is only concerned with praying to the Lord and everything that concerned the will of the Lord. This is why Tiphereth (Jacob) receives the birthright, the inheritance of Esau, because Esau sells his birthright easily. Esau only wants the wealth of the world. He is a simony who says, "Give me this money, give me this dish, I do not care, take my birthright."
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. - Genesis 25:30-34
How does Jacob take Esau's birthright? If you study the circulatory system, you understand that the impure blood is Esau (Edom, the kingdom of your sinful blood) and that the pure blood is Jacob (Adam); so this how the change of the inheritance happens in your heart; and this is how Jacob in our heart works very hard in order to purify our impurities. Do you understand this, do you get it?
This relationship between Esau and Jacob relates to everyone who enters into the initiatic path, where you will create both men (minds), Esau and Jacob, within. Thereafter, you have to fight against the kingdom of Edom, which is your sinful blood, where you have to work against your psychological impurities.
The whole work is related with the blood, because through the blood we also receive the strength of God and through the blood we purify ourselves with the Priesthood of Hod.
This is precisely the main thing here, because in Hod we find the priesthood of Jacob, which is very important, since the priesthood of Jacob is the priesthood of the heart, even though he also works in the stone of Yesod, the priesthood of Yesod, but he (as goodwill) fights against Samael-Scorpio (the strength of Esau). As you remember, in the scripture Jacob fights with Samael and conquers him, he overcomes him by the power of the heart. As it is written in the bible:
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh (because that Angel "had on his vesture and on his thigh - his sex - a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords." - Revelation 19:16); and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint (out of joint with the sexual desire of the beast), as he wrestled with him.
And he [the angel Samael] said, "Let me go, for the day breaketh."
And he [Jacob] said, "I will not let thee go, except thou bless me."
And he [the angel Samael] said unto him, "What is thy name?"
And he said, "Jacob."
And he said, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel (Ish-Ra-El, the fire of the God Ra - the Ain Soph Aur in your blood): for as a prince hast thou power with (Samael, the sexual power of) God and with (the Esau, the sexual power of) men, and hast prevailed."
And Jacob asked him, and said, "Tell me, I pray thee, thy name."
And he [the angel Samael] said, "Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?"
And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel (Penis - El, or the Iod of God): "For (in the very sexual act) I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved (since I did not reach the orgasm of the beasts)." - Genesis 32:24-30
This is why the Priesthood of Hod, which is related with the heart, was instituted by the Master Jesus and by all the Avatars and messengers, because through the Eucharist we directly receive the breath of God without impurities. This is the main thing that we must understand here, because when we work in the Priesthood of Hod, within the regions of the heart, with the last supper, we bring into our heart the very pure atoms of Christ, (the Glorian, Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, etc), thus, those forces that we call Neshamah settle in our heart in order to fight against Edom (the impurities of the blood), our ego. This is very important to understand, because upon the heart, Tiphereth, is based the Sacrament of the Priesthood of Jesus, Jacob, Moses, Samael, and any Bodhisattva of Christ.
Samael Aun Weor stated:
The Last Supper [relates to the Priesthood of Hod], it is a magical ceremony with tremendous power, something very similar to the archaic ceremony of the blood brotherhood. The tradition of this brotherhood indicates that if two or more persons mix their blood in a cup and then drink of it, they remain brothers through the blood eternally.
Thus, the Astral vehicles of these people become intimately associated for all eternity. The Hebrew people attribute to the blood characteristics of a very special type (as we already explained). The Last Supper was a ceremony of blood. Each of the apostles brought drops of his own blood in their cups and they emptied them into the chalice of Jesus the Christ. The Beloved had also placed his own royal blood in this chalice. Thus, this is how the blood of Jesus Christ was mixed within the Holy Grail with the blood of his disciples...
Our rituals are repeated in all of the seven great cosmic planes. The ritual ceremony establishes the secret canal from the physical region, passes through all of the seven great planes to the world of the Solar Logos.
When we Gnostics perform this ritual of the Eucharist, we understand that the mystery of transubstantiation begins in the physical body, which, of course, relates to the priest and priestess who publicly perform the ceremony of Hod in the higher chambers, but who also perform the Priesthood of Yesod (sexual magic, tantra) in privacy. The priesthood of Hod is performed for groups or congregations, but the priesthood of Yesod is private.
The priesthood of Yesod is performed between man and woman; that is, through sexual magic husband and wife transmute their venom blood, Nephesh. This is related with the circumcision, yet we do not refer merely to the circumcision of the flesh of the physical body, but of the circumcision of Nephesh, the animal soul, which happens through sexual transmutation, when the priest and priestess (husband and wife) transmute the impure blood of Nephesh or Esau (desire) in the sexual act without orgasm.
So, this is how the priest and priestess, who perform the public ritual of Hod, can bring the Christic force through their vehicles into their physical bodies, through their seven bodies: Malkuth, Yesod, Hod, Netzach, Tiphereth, Geburah, and Chesed, directly from the Solar Logos.
Tiphereth in this case is Jacob, the priest, who brings through the ritual of Hod, through this sacrifice of Jacob, the forces of "aleph" (the breath of God, the Neshamah of God) into the wine and bread of the Eucharist, thus, through this way Jacob places the energy of God and purifies the blood, and fights against Esau, the animal mind, which is always our problem.
Whosoever is born in the superior worlds (whosoever reaches the level of Tiphereth-Jacob) must reduce their ego (which relates to Esau) to dust in order to become free of the lunar bodies (protoplasmic animal inheritance) so as to exercise all of their priestly power of high magic (priesthood of Melchisedeck); because the Master (the one who reached the level of Tiphereth-Jacob) who has not yet dissolved the pluralized "I" nor eliminated the lunar bodies (which relates to Esau) cannot yet exercise (in a 100%) their priestly powers (i.e. Extreme Unction), because he has not cleansed his heart (Jacob- Tiphereth) of the impurities and false wisdom (of Esau). - Samael Aun Weor
As we see, the problem is always in the mind, our Esau, against whom we have to fight in the heart, where we have our own particular individual Jacob.
The Christic Atoms of the Solar Logos descend through this Eucharistic canal and thus accumulate in the bread and wine.
That is how the bread and wine really change into the flesh and blood of the Cosmic Christ through the work of transubstantiation.
People ignore that the work of the transubstantiation is a marvelous work of magic. Remember that mag means "priest." Understand that in order to perform the public Priesthood of Hod, the initiate has to have performed the previous sacraments in order to bring down the forces of Christ, in order to become a Cohen, a Priest, which in Kabbalah relates to Tiphereth.
Upon eating the bread and drinking the wine, the Christic atoms fuse with our organism and pass to the internal bodies to awaken in us the powers of their solar nature.
The apostles drank the blood of the Christ and ate the flesh of the Christ.
And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
And he said unto them, "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer:
"For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
"For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come."
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me."
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you." - Luke 22:14-20
Notwithstanding, for its completion, the Priesthood as a sacrament is related with the fulfillment of the other sacraments. Thus, it begins with the sacrament of baptism, or transmutation of the sexual waters of Yesod through the sexual cross, which endows Tiphereth with the power of Jehovah, better said, Jah-Chavah, the Holy Spirit. This is symbolized in the baptism of Jesus in the temple of John the Baptist located at the River Jordan. As specified in the Bible:
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
This is the manner in which we must start the Priesthood, that is, through the baptism with our own sexual waters, which is related with what is written in Isaiah 42: 1:
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul (Neshamah) delighted; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Psalms 2: 7: "I will declare the decree: Jah-Chavah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee..."
And also, Psalms 110: 4: Jah-Chavah hath sworn, and will not repent, "Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek." (Hebrews 5:4-6)
The priesthood of Melchisedeck that we quoted here is related with the mysteries of the sacrament of Baptism. This is how you start the sacrament of Priesthood. Understand that here we are not talking about the symbolical baptism that you receive as a ceremony in the church, but the baptism that you perform as a married couple that relates to the transmutation of the creative waters or the sexual energy. This baptism, the sexual transmutation, is the first action, sacrament, of the Priesthood.
The Akashic Breath
The Glorian Aleph, which relates to the three primary forces of the first triangle of the tree of life (Kether, Chokmah, Binah; Father Son and Holy Spirit) is the breath (the Neshamah) of God that comes from above and enters through your nostrils. This Neshamah of God is the same Akashic breath.
During the priesthood of Yesod, the Akashic breath penetrates through our nasal cavities and descends through VAV (the spinal column, the staff of Aaron) into our sexual organs and in there, in Yesod (the stone) the living breath of God within our living creative waters transforms itself into the wine of the spirit that is sublimated to the brain. Through this practice, the priest and priestess reject their passional lustful atoms of Lilith and Nahemah. If these passional atoms of Lilith and Nahemah attempt to ascend upwardly towards their heads, they then are violently rejected by the Breath of God, by Neshamah, by the Akashic breath.
This is why if the priest and priestess in the sexual act commit the mistake of fornicating, then their sexual forces are rejected by the breath of God; they cannot ascend. Transmutation only occurs if priest and priestess transmute their water into wine, which relates to the sacrament of matrimony. This is how through sexual magic priest and priestess separate their inferior waters from their superior waters. This is how they convert themselves into vehicles of the Christic Light.
The Akasha is the Neshamah of God, the breath of God.
The Akasha is the source of sound, the spiritual basis of sacred mantras, the creative forces of the Divine Couple in the throat; it is in Daath, as you see it in the tree of life. Behold here the necessity of practicing mantras when you are practicing the transmutation of your sexual energy.
The Neshamah, the breath of the divine Hierarchies, enters through the magnetic field of our nose. This is why the sacred scriptures state that God blew a breath of life into the nose of Adam and He infused his (Neshamah) living soul into him.
And the Lord Jehovah formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul. - Genesis 2:7
But how does it happen?
Again, the oxygen (aleph) that enters through your nostrils into your blood becomes ADAM, who is call EDOM when it is impure. So, the living breath (Akashic breath) purifies the blood, which becomes ADAM; the blood is no longer EDOM but ADAM. This happens in common and ordinary people in relation to their physical body in order to be physically alive. Notwithstanding, in the sexual act, when we breathe, we bring the breath of God down to our sex and this is how the Ruach Elohim helps us in the sexual transmutation. This is the base of Pranayama and this is the base of sexual magic.
Likewise, when we as priest and priestess perform the rituals of Hod, which relates to the Eucharist, we vocalize certain mantras that have the power to sublimate the sexual energy up to the heart.
The Internal Christ lives in the Heart Temple. When the sexual energies are sublimated to the heart, they have the immense joy of mixing with the forces of the Internal Christ in order to enter the superior worlds. Our rituals are repeated in all of the seven great cosmic planes. The ritual ceremony establishes the secret canal from the physical region, passes through all of the seven great planes to the world of the Solar Logos. The Christic Atoms of the Solar Logos descend through this canal and thus accumulate in the bread and wine.
This is how the bread and wine really change into the flesh and blood of the Christ through the work of transubstantiation.
Upon eating the bread and drinking the wine, the Christic atoms fuse with our organism and pass to the internal bodies to awaken in us the powers of their solar nature. - The Perfect Matrimony
Now it is necessary to explain how the hierarchies work. When we talk about Christ as the breath of God, we always have to place our imagination in the superior triangle (Kether, Chokmah, Binah) related to the three dots or lines of the letter "aleph," which symbolizes air in relation to the first triangle. This is the Breath, the Christ, the Cosmic Christ, who always descends into our sexual energy in order to be transmuted, in order for us to create the solar bodies. Notwithstanding, we need the Cosmic Christ in its purity, without mingling it with the impurities of our blood, and the only way to bring the Lord directly and without mingling it with the impurities of our blood is by performing the Eucharist.
Yet, we repeat, in order to perform the Eucharist, we have to have previously performed all the previous sacraments, because if a fornicator performs the Eucharist - that is, if he performs the ritual of Hod without being in chastity, without previously realizing Daath, that is, without walking on the path of chastity - they do not bring anything.
Tiphereth (the human soul) is the priest, and Tiphereth is related to the heart. Tiphereth (the human soul) is Jacob, who is the true priest performing the Eucharist. This is why the Eucharist was instituted by the Master Jesus because it is indispensable, necessary. Remember that it is stated that Christ erases the sins of the world, that Christ helps us to work against our ego. Some Gnostics think that sexual magic is enough and that we do not need the Eucharist, in other words, what they state is that they do not need Christ; they forgot the statement of Jesus written in the bible:
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6
So, we need the Christ in its pure state to enter into us, in order to help us, to enter as the breath of life. Thus when the priest performs the ritual of Hod, he invokes the superior forces of aleph (the Breath: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) to enter into the Bread and Wine as follows:
Come, oh immaculate holy breath, blow and purify my internal glands where the rhythm of my life exists!
Come and guide my disoriented heart so that my pure sentiments flow from that holy fountain!
When we drink the wine and eat the bread, the solar Christ goes directly into the heart (that holy fountain) in order to strengthen our own particular individual Neshamah, or Divine Soul, which is the recipient of Christ, which is Geburah, above.
Now listen: the Master Jesus, as we already know, is an inhabitant of the Absolute; he is beyond Kether. Jesus belong to the AIN; he is a Paramarthasatya. Through him, through his mediation, the solar force of the Absolute enters into the Tree of Life, into Daath, and into the Last Supper. This is why two thousand years ago Jesus instituted this ritual of the blood with his apostles. We repeat the Last Supper when we perform the ritual of Hod with wine and wheat (bread). Yes, when we Gnostics repeat the Last Supper, we make a connection with the solar Christ; we make such a connection when we receive the forces from Daath that are related to the Gnostic Church.
Samael and the Gnostic Church
Notwithstanding, at the end of any Root Race (such as right now), a great helper always comes. The Helper that is directly related with the blood and with all that we are explaining here is Samael: the Archangel Samael. This Archangel has his bodhisattva who came to Mexico in order to teach the Gnostic doctrine. He established Three Chambers, which are related to the three brains. We do not have one, nor two, but three brains; so if we reject any of the three chambers, then we are not working with the three factors, with the three Amens, which the Gnostic Priest has to work with.
This is why Samael gave his knowledge - related with the intellectual brain - written in all of his books. This is the Gnostic knowledge that in the end of this root race we need to study. As to a priest who does not know anything about Kabbalah and Alchemy, what is he going to teach to the souls that are looking for knowledge? This is why the Master Samael Aun Weor wrote with his hands, with his swollen fingers, many books, because instructors need such information in order to approach the souls. Samael Aun Weor had in his library a lot of books that he read and studied in order to study the psyche of the people of the Earth, and to properly deliver his knowledge. This is why he read many books from many initiates.
The initiates who wrote esotericism in the past where not at the same height of the Master Aberamentho (Jesus Christ) nor at the height of self-realized masters. Madame Blavatsky, Rudolf Steiner, and many other great writers or initiates wrote a lot, yet they made mistakes, because they were not at the level of Christ. Yet, Samael is the Fifth of the Seven Spirits before the Throne of God, so he is just a servant of the Master Jesus of Nazareth. This is why Samael came in order to perform this mission, so now he is a mediator between the Earth (Malkuth) and the superior forces that are commanded by Jesus of Nazareth.
Who is Samael? Many times he answered this, and said he is that Archangel mentioned by the book of revelation, described in chapter 19 verses 9 to 16, which is written as follows:
And he (the Bodhisattva of the angel Samael) saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
What is the marriage supper of the Lamb? The marriage supper of the Lamb is the Last Supper, the supper of the Lamb, who is Christ related with Yesod (sex) and with Hod (heart): the sacraments of Yesod and Hod. Why? Because it is written Samael is related with the blood of Hod and Yesod.
And I fell at his feet (Malkuth) to worship him. And he [the Bodhisattva of the angel Samael] said unto me, "See thou do it not ("Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization"): I (the bodhisattva) am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren (the Christified ones) that have the testimony of Jesus: worship (your Inner) God: for the testimony of Jesus is the (Holy) Spirit (Christ) of prophecy."
And (through the pineal gland) I saw (the) heaven (of Daath) opened , and behold a white horse (the Akashic waters); and he (Samael, the Logos) that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness (in Geburah) he doth judge and make war.
The Helper that makes war and who is related with righteousness, with Karma, is Geburah (Hebrew: severity) -Mars (the God of War and the planetary force of Geburah), and the Archangel who rules Geburah is Samael. Samael Sabaoth above is the one who makes war and does judge with righteousness.
Samael rules the zodiacal sign of Aries, which is related with the head. We have the three atoms of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the head:
the atom of the Father in the magnetic center of the root of our nose
the atom of the Son in the pituitary gland
the atom of the Holy Spirit in the pineal gland
They are in the head, and through Aries, Samael rules the head. So when we are performing the rituals of Hod, we are bringing the forces of the Cosmic Christ (Kether, Chokmah, Binah) through Samael into the ritual. These are the Christic forces of Aries (the Ram, the Lamb, the Warrior), Samael the Logos. Do not mistake the Logos with the Bodhisattva. Let us now continue reading what is written about Samael the Logos.
His eyes were as a flame of fire (because Samael is one of the Genii of Fire, who relates to Geburah, the blood, the living liquid fire), and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Samael has "many crowns" because he is the Archangel in command of the ray of power, the ray of Mars. So many crowns are under his command - in other words, many Kethers (Hebrew for "crown"). Many self-realized masters (Monads) who belong to the ray of strength are under his command.
And he (Samael) was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood...
We understand this when we comprehend that Samael relates to Geburah, which relates to the liver, and the liver relates to the blood, which is purified in the heart. So his vesture is "dipped in blood," because Samael works through the blood as we previously explained.
And his name is called The Word of God.
The word of God - Iod, Hei, Vav, Hei - is synthesized as Ashem, "the name," and enters through the blood into the sexual organs. Thus, the Word of God Samael in the sexual organs is Aun Weor.
So now we are talking about Samael Aun Weor rather than Samael (the Logos). Aun in Hebrew relates to the sexual strength, to the sexual potency, and Weor means "and Light." In Hebrew you write Weor as follows: V - AUR, this means, the Light "AUR" within the VAV. This is why Samael stated that the Word of God is hidden within his name Aun Weor, because the strength of the sexual organs in precisely Nephesh with which "Ashem" (the word of God) is hidden.
Through the blood the impurities of the past return into us, and through the blood is how the Breath of God comes into us as well, and crystallizes in our sexual energy.
And the armies (of self realized Masters) which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean (because they are the outcome of the transmutation of the sexual energy by the Akashic Breath through chastity, as we already explained). And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword.
The tongue in Kabbalah is symbolized by the letter Vav, since the throat is Daath. Vav is the outcome of the union of the two forces Abba and Aima, who are Iod Hei, and Vav is the tongue that expresses the word. This is why it is stated that the Word of God, the Logos is Vav, is Tiphereth, the will of God that expresses Wisdom (Chokmah) through the tongue above in heaven and below on earth.
That with it (with Gnosis, with knowledge, with Daath) he should smite the nations; (because Vav speaks the truth and explains everything related with the mystery of Christ in Daath):
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron (the rod of chastity): and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
We already explained that the winepress is the forge of the Cyclops in Yesod, which through sexual magic gives the wine of wisdom. Likewise, we also explained that Samael rules the zodiacal sign of Scorpio, which relates to the sexual organs. Samael is the king of Scorpio. This is why it is written that Samael treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God, because the almighty God in Hebrew is El-Shaddai (that is the sacred name of God in Yesod). So all of these verses are pointing directly to Samael, who rules Aries and Yesod and whose vesture is dipped in blood; only with eyes of the spirit can we see with clarity.
When we work in sexual magic, Samael is there working with us. Samael stated, "When you work in sexual magic, invoke me for strength and I will help you." But do not spill the fire because then Karma (Geburah) will fall on you, since Samael is also Geburah. So do not forget that.
Samael also assists us in the priesthood of Hod. If we want Samael's help, perform also the priesthood of Hod, because through the rituals of Hod expresses Samael the Father, who is the one that does the work, since the Bodhisattva is just a vehicle. Through the rituals of Hod, Samael will descend into your heart and help you as he helped Jacob in order to work against Esau, who is mingled with Samael in Yesod.
Can you see this? It is clear that Esau is mingled with Samael in Yesod, since Samael in the liver relates to the fire of Geburah and Esau to the impurities of the blood. However, we can bring Samael in its purity as a warrior in our heart when we work with Jacob, that is, when we work with Tiphereth in the priesthood of Hod. This is why we have to understand that when we talk about the sacrament of Priesthood, we are talking about Hod, Netzach, and Yesod, which will be explained further in the sacrament of Extreme Unction.
So as we see, Yesod and Hod are intimately related with the Red Christ. Samael is called "the Red Christ of Aquarius." Why do you think Samael is called the Red Christ? Because red is the color of the blood, and Samael works through the blood in Tiphereth or in Yesod. Samael is also called red because iron is a red metal that vibrates intensely in Mars; if you see Mars at night, you see it as a red planet, because Mars has a lot of iron within; this is why it is red. The one who controls that mass of a planet is the Logos Samael (the Fohat, Samael the Fire), who is not a person but a Logos.
In the priesthood of Hod, we have to bring the forces of Samael the Logos, therefore those who pronounce themselves against the rituals of Hod are pronouncing themselves against Christ and against Samael (the fire of Hod).
The Marriage supper of the Lamb is related with Samael in Yesod, Hod, and Netzach. Marriage is related with the wine of Gnosis (knowledge) in the head and the wine of the heart and with the wine of sex.
And he hath on his vesture (the blood of the circulatory system) and on his thigh (sex) a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. - Revelation 19:9- 16
Therefore, a priesthood that is not based on the blood of Yesod, Hod, and Netzach (the circulatory system) is a false priesthood. Behold now here, the water and the blood of the liver that is also related with the last supper.
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. - John 19:34
People think that the soldier pierced the heart, but no, because the organ that Longinus pierced in the side of Jesus is on the right side, and the big organ that is in the right side is the liver. When you completely perform the alchemical work of the fire, it is shown in the liver; this is why it is written that from his liver came forth pure blood and water. So the blood is no longer impure, yet this purification happens when Jesus is on the cross. Do you realize that? Jesus is on the cross nailed, pierced by the nails and by the spear. And it is written that Joseph of Arimathaea collected within the Holy Grail the blood of Jesus that came from that wounded side; this event encloses a beautiful symbol.
"And for this cause they have also thrust the spear into my side, and there came forth water and blood.
"And these are the mysteries of the Light which forgive sins; that is to say, these are the namings and the names of the Light." - Pistis Sophia
All the sacraments of priesthood, especially the Eucharist, are related to that wound in the liver; this is why in many paintings they depict the Priest collecting in a chalice the blood from the liver of Jesus who is dead on the cross; this is the symbol of the great sacrifice Christ performed in the Eucharist, because through the sexual cross you make the sacrifice (the annihilation of your animal ego) and with the help of the fires of the heart you do so. This is how the sacrifice of fire is performed as it is written in Zachariah 12:10:
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourned for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
"And I will pour upon the house of David." When in Kabbalah you talk about the house, you talk about Malkuth (the physical body), but who is David? David is the King of Israel, who is Jacob-Tiphereth, and Tiphereth is related to the Malachim. Israel is: Ish the fire, Ra the solar fire, and El for God; so Israel is related with the solar fires of God in the heart. The king of Israel is David, who is related to the bodhisattva, and the house of David is the physical body (Malkuth), because David (the bodhisattva) rules through the heart. So, through the heart the main organ of the circulatory system David works on the altar (Yesod) of his whole body (the house of David).
The house of David is Malkuth, therefore, in kabbalistic words, we read:
Upon Malkuth, the physical body, the house of David (Tiphereth, the heart) and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem (who are those who share the forces of the ritual through the drinking and eating of the wine and bread of the Lamb of the Eucharist) you bring the forces of the Lord into your home, into your house, that is the spirit of grace and of supplications. And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced...
In other words, and they shall look upon the Cross, because on the altar of all Gnostics from all times you see the symbol of the cross or the crucified one that scandalizes the fanatics.
They ask, "why do you place the cross or the crucified one on the altar?" We place it because that is the symbol of the one that is pierced through the alchemical work that we perform. In the altar of initiation we see the one who they pierced, who is Christ, because the crucified one on the cross symbolizes the Christ who is pierced by the nails and by the spear, which brings the pure blood of Christ on the altar of supreme sacrifice. This is the meaning of Zachariah's prophesy.
...and they (the initiates) shall mourn for him, as one mourned for his only son, and (through the sacrament of penance) shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn (the Son of Man).
When this symbol was placed on the altars in the beginning of Christianity during the time of Jesus in the holy land, they were scandalized, because they said it is stated that we should not worship idols. But we were not and we are not worshiping idols. The crucifix symbolizes the forces of Christ descending into matter. Jesus of Nazareth is a Paramarthasatya and a vehicle of the Lord, the Cosmic Christ. So such a symbol also means the Christ performing the sacrifice within all of those who know the mystery of Priesthood.
The House of David (Malkuth) is the House of Melchisedeck.
Melchisedeck is the planetary Genie of the Earth, of whom Jesus, the Great Kabir gave testimony.
Melchisedeck is the Great Receiver of the Cosmic Light.
Melchisedeck has a physical body. He is a Man, or better said, he is a Super-Man.
The Kingdom of Agharti is found in the subterranean caverns of the Earth.
The Earth is hollow and the network of caverns constitute Agharti.
The Genie of the Earth lives in Agharti with a group of survivors from Lemuria and Atlantis.
The Goros, powerful Lords of life and death work with Melchisedeck.
The whole ancient Wisdom of the centuries has been recorded on Stone within the Kingdom of Agharti.
When Abraham returned from the slaughter of the Kings of Sodom and Gomorra, with whom he had fought, he found Melchisedeck.
Melchisedeck lived in a fort situated in the place where Jerusalem, the beloved city of the Prophets, was raised at a later time.
Abraham gave to Melchisedeck his tithes and his goods, as the Law commands. Melchisedeck has an immortal physical body.
It is stated that Melchisedeck and his people, and Abraham and his people, celebrated the holy Gnostic Unction with the distribution of bread and wine in that time.
It was then when Melchisedeck delivered the Holy Grail to Abraham.
Much later in time, this Chalice was carried by the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon.
The Queen of Sheba submitted Solomon to many ordeals before she surrendered this divine jewel.
The great Kabir Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with the sacred Chalice.
Joseph of Arimathaea filled the Chalice with the blood that flowed from the body of the Adorable One on the Mount of the Skulls.
The Roman Senator hid the Chalice and the Lance with which Longinus wounded the side of the Lord.
When the Roman police entered the home of the Senator Joseph of Arimathaea, they found neither the Chalice nor the Lance.
Joseph of Arimathaea was enclosed within a prison for a long time for such a motive.
After leaving the jail, Joseph of Arimathaea took the sacred relics (Chalice and Lance) and went to Rome.
He found Nero disgracefully persecuting the Gnostic Christians there.
He traveled along the Mediterranean, and one night, in his dreams, he was approached by an Angel who told him, "That Chalice has great power because it contains the blood of the Redeemer of the World. Keep it there." The Angel then showed him the Temple of Monserrat, in Cataluña, Spain.
Joseph of Arimathaea hid the Chalice and the Lance within that Temple.
Therefore, the Holy Grail and the Lance of Longinus, the Roman Centurion, are found in the Castle of the Grail in transcendental Monsalvat.
It is necessary to emphatically affirm that the Temple of the Grail is found in Jinn state.
The Chalice symbolizes the feminine Yoni. The Lance allegorizes the phallus of Greek Mysteries.
The Mysteries of Lingam-Yoni are found hidden in the Chalice and the Lance.
The path that leads to the inner Self-realization of the Being is absolutely sexual.
We live on the Earth that is the body of Melchisedeck. This is why it is stated that Jesus is a priest according to the order of Melchisedeck. Anybody who performs the priesthood of Hod does so thanks to Jesus, but they do so in the house of Melchisedeck, which is Malkuth, the planet Earth. This is why in the time of Abraham, Melchisedeck celebrated with him the holy Gnostic Unction, the Eucharist with the distribution of bread and wine, as it is specified in Genesis 14:18, since Melchisedeck is the one who rules all priests, whether they are Jews, Christians, Gnostics, Hindus, Tibetans, etc. It does not matter from which religion, as long as they are performing the work of chastity that we explain here related with the sacraments, they become a priest according to the order of Melchisedeck, the King of the Earth.
So, priests and priestesses are initiates who are devoted to the realization of the Three Primary Forces and who love their neighbors as themselves.
Priests are connected to the Gnostic Church through their ordination, so that they can preside over the sacraments, mainly the Eucharist and the sacrament of extreme unction.
Gnostic priests and priestesses are called to look after the spiritual well being of neophytes and to teach the Gnostic doctrine to them.
Priesthood is only for initiates who are anointed by God, the Holy Spirit. Therefore, if one wants to be a priest, one must fulfill the previous six sacraments which are the way of priesthood, because Priesthood is a gift of the Holy Ghost, which is the sexual energy.
Therefore: No one takes this honor upon himself, this honor is granted and given by God (the Holy Spirit), just as He granted the honor to Aaron. Likewise, Christ did not glorify Himself to become high priest, but the Father said to Him, "You are My Son. Today I have begotten You." And also, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek" - Hebrews 5:4-6
So the sacrament of priesthood, in the ritual of Hod, is precisely the Priesthood of Melchisedeck, where the pressure of the Akashic breath (the Neshamah of God) causes the ego to crumble away.
When you take the bread and wine into your body, the ego crumbles away, because the ego cannot deal with the forces of Christ of the ritual of Hod. This why we bring down the forces of Christ from the Solar Logos, because we want to fight against the ego.
Here we can now begin to understand what disorder and order are. Christ through HOD establishes order within our hearts by means of the Eucharist, and thus rejects the disorderly house.
In one of the rituals of ancient Egypt is written the following phrase that explain how Christ - who already in his house, Malkuth, the physical body - organizes the psyche, how he comes and establishes an order, because each one of us is a completely disorderly house; we are a mess.
So, RA, the Cosmic Christ through Ra-Hoor-Khu or Ra-Horus-Khu, the Priest says the following, which is written in the Book of the Dead:
I shall relieve you from the obstruction of the disorderly house, thus, I shall take you to the triumphant city (the heavenly Jerusalem).
The disorderly house is our psyche in our physical body, which in the beginning is "the earth without form, and empty," since darkness is upon the face of our psyche. But Christ makes order in the disorderly house through the fire of the ritual, fire that we take little by little and work with it during our whole life.
Disorder is Anarchism in its true nature. Anarchism, from Greek An-Archons, means "no Archons," "no government," or "no authority," "no leader," no Christ. That is what disorder is, and that is what is called "Simonianism." Let us now explain here about Simon Magus, which relates to this very important topic. Read carefully what is written here, because many writers of esotericism think that Simon Magus, Simon the Magician, was a Gnostic; yes, he was, but a Gnostic Anarchist because he never accepted Christ. Read The Acts of Peter and Paul.
A Simoniac is a Gnostic anarchist who does not accept the authority of Christ; Simoniacs state the following: "Practice the three factors of the revolution of the consciousness and do not follow anyone." Yet they intentionally forget the statement of Master Jesus Christ who said:
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6
Simoniacs always pronounce themselves against Christ, whether directly when they state that you should not transmute your sexual energy, or indirectly by saying that no one should perform the rituals of Hod because they crumble away your ego. It is true that the rituals of Hod are against the ego, against Esau; the rituals of Hod crumble away Esau who is very well strengthened within Simoniacs. But that is precisely the point: we need the rituals of Hod in order to help us conquer the ego.
Thus, Christ descends through the rituals of Hod in order to internally help us, because we have to die in our sins. But Simoniacs awaken the terrestrial man, Esau, who takes control over them, thus, they awaken in evil and for evil.
This is why Master Samael stated:
In the name of Truth I want you to know that when the "I" is dissolved, the MIND (ESAU) remains instead... Indubitably this was the ‘causa causarum' of my fall..." - Third Mountain
He mentions the mind specifically because the mind is precisely the vehicle that Simon the Magician could not control, who because of pride became a black magician. Yet in the beginning Simon Magus was doing the work. Master Samael Aun Weor explained this in the book Treatise of Sexual Alchemy [Read Simon the Magician], where he states that Simon the Magician knew the Great Arcanum and was completely chaste. So, how do we understand this?
Simoniacs know about sexual transmutation, but they reject the Christic forces of Hod, the Christic Hierarchy. They ignore that in the rituals of Hod the Christic hierarchy descends through the Akashic Breath, penetrates through our nasal cavities, and descends through our Brahmanic cord, as Master Samael specifies in his book Igneous Rose:
The Akashic breath penetrates through our nasal cavities and descends through our Brahmanic cord.
When the Akasa is reinforced by our willpower and by the willpower of the Cosmic Hierarchies, then it descends from above, from the heavens of Urania and it is precipitated within the profundity of our reed, producing the hissing sound of the sssssssss.
Thus, when this Akashic breath collides with the solar and lunar currents and with the Christic atoms which form the Kundalini, the sacred fire then rises one more vertebra, one more canyon in its ascension through the thirty-three canyons until reaching Brahmarandra.
In this day and age, the Christic hierarchy is working through the force of Samael, so if you reject the rituals of Hod, you are rejecting Samael the Logos; likewise if you reject Sexual Magic, you are rejecting the Strength and Light of Samael.
If you practice sexual magic yet you reject the Christic Hierarchy, thus thinking that you can do the alchemical work on your own, and keep ahead thinking that you will do your alchemical work without the help of Samael Aun Weor, then you become a Simoniac. The cosmic forces of Christ are working in this day and age through Samael. This is something that must be very well understood. This is why Samael is the Avatar, the messenger, the vehicle of the Christic forces, here and now. This is why we need to study his doctrine in order to follow the path, because the Cosmic Hierarchy is working through him. Otherwise we create disorder, anarchy, as some Gnostic groups that state that "only five books" are enough for the students to study. With that statement they pronounce themselves against Samael, "Aleph," the Akashic Breath, the Word, the sharp sword that goes out of his mouth, the Word of God that is the knowledge written in his books for all of us.
All the books of Samael were written for us. They are the work of the Cosmic Christ, written through him for us. Samael the Logos descends with the Cosmic Christ to work through the rituals of Hod for us. So if we reject Samael, even if we are completely chaste like Simon Magus, then we become black magicians of the Mental Plane, which are the most dangerous, as is written by Samael Aun Weor.
When attentively studying the books of Simon the Magician, apparently there is nothing that can be condemned as black magic;
Evilness is so fine in the world of the mind... Evilness is so delicate and subtle in the plane of cosmic understanding that in reality a lot of intuition (which relates to the heart) is needed in order not to be cheated by the demons of the Mental World.
All of those demons of the Mental Plane are fully awakened within their Esau, within their mind. They know about astral projection. So, do not be fooled by them, because they teach you astral projection since they boast that they astral project themselves consciously everyday. So what? Simon Magus has those powers and more. So those Simoniacs know how to astral project themselves.
The black magicians are millions of times more fine and delicate in the Mental Plane than the black magicians of the Astral Plane... - Samael Aun Weor
So what is the black magic of Simoniacs, since they are chaste? Dante Alighieri explains this in his Divine Comedy.
Dante described Simon the Magician and all the sorcerers that he denominated as Simoniacs as walking in the inferno with their heads facing backwards.
The black magic of Simon the Magician is that he remained looking towards the past and he did not want to accept Christ or the new Christic current.
This is a rebellion against the Divine Hierarchy and, in fact, Simon the Magician remains situated in the worlds of black magic.
Whosoever attentively studies the teachings of Simon the Magician will discover that Simon the Magician never speaks one word in favor of Christ. - Samael Aun WeorAs lower down my sight descended on them,
Wondrously each one seemed to be distorted
From chin to the beginning of the chest;
For towards the reins the countenance was turned,
And backward it behoved them to advance,
As to look forward had been taken from them.
- Inferno Canto XX
All Simoniacs know about sexual transmutation, and about the mystery of Yesod. Yet since towards the reins (the kidneys, loins, or lower back, the seat of affections and passions) their countenance is turned, they do not face Jacob, Tiphereth, the Christ within their heart.
Backwards they advance on their path. When they walk, they walk with their reins (their Esau, their mind) towards the front and their heart (Jacob) towards the back; therefore they cannot see the hierarchy of Christ that descends from Daath and beyond. So how could anybody who wants to become Christified be behind them, following them?
So we have to understand this, because the forces of any Avatar, the forces of the Cosmic Christ, work always in the three brains - not only in the sexual brain - and in the heart is precisely where we develop faithfulness. So to pronounce ourselves against the ritual of Hod is the same as to pronounce ourselves against Christ and awaken in evil and for evil as Simon Magus.
Right from the very beginning, after the death and resurrection of Jesus, the black lodge had its counterfeit "messiah" operating within the true Messiah's Gnostic doctrine. Simon the Magician claimed that he was the Son of God, in other words, the incarnation of Christ, thus forming anarchism; astoundingly, he was a Gnostic disciple in the beginning. The Romans believed that Simon Magus was a Master, a God, since he was teaching Gnosis. This has happened with others, too, as in the case we have mentioned before from The Mystery of the Golden Blossom:
["Brutus"], without restraining himself in (Gnosis) the knowledge of a cause, but turning his back on the Guru (Samael Aun Weor), he worked in Vulcan's fiery forge in vain because Devi Kundalini never rewards treason... ("And backward he behoved him to advance" - Inferno Canto XX)
Even if one works very seriously with Sexual Yoga, the igneous serpent of our magic powers will never ascend the spine of traitors, murderers, adulterers, rapists, and perverts...
Devi Kundalini never becomes an accomplice to crime; the sacred fire ascends in accordance with the merits of the heart.
Sexual Magic is essential, but without sanctity, spiritual achievement is impossible... - Samael Aun Weor
Simon Magus or Simon the Sorcerer is the opposite of Simon Peter the Apostle. For a long time, Simon Magus bewitched the Gnostic people with his false mastery.
He (Christ) saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And 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 Bar-Jonah (Son of the Dove-the Holy Spirit): for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven (the Pineal Gland).
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: 15-19
From Simon Magus we also get the word "simony," which means the buying or selling of ecclesiastical pardons.
In this day and age there exist many people that go and make websites and books, and claim that they are Gnostics, yet they are not following the rules of the Christic Hierarchy, the new Christic current that descends from Daath through the rituals of the Gnostic Church, through the practices that were brought through Samael Aun Weor, which are for these moments and not from the past. Therefore, all of those Gnostics who are identified with the past, what they do is to worship the idols of the mind, who are those who betrayed the Christ, as Simon Magus did at his time. Such events are always repeated by recurrence; there are many Gnostics who presently are doing the same thing: worshipping the past.
So remember this and do not be cheated by Simoniacs, who in this day and age are many. Some of them appear and state that they are following the Master Samael, meanwhile they adulterate his doctrine with other doctrines like Spiritism, Channeling, or Mediumism. Others claim to be Gnostics, yet they reject Samael's doctrine when stating that "only five books" are enough, so with this, they also adulterate, mutilate his doctrine, thus becoming Simoniacs, hypocrites, false counselors, sowers of religious discord . So the mind is the vehicle that we have to control with the help of Peter in the Pineal Gland.
These are the mysteries of the Gospels that must be lived here and now, within ourselves.
The life, passion, and death of our Lord Jesus Christ is not something that is strictly historic as people believe. It is something of immediate actuality that each one must perform in his or her laboratory.
This is what the crude reality of Christ is. It is not something from the history of the past that occurred two thousand years ago, it is something to be lived here and now.
I give testimony of this because I am living all of this. In these precise instances (1977), my interior, profound Lord is in his holy sepulcher; and in the year 1978, my interior, profound Lord will resurrect in me and I in him, in order to perform the gigantic work that must be made for humanity.
Christ will be the one to perform it, not my insignificant person who is nothing but an instrument. - Samael Aun Weor
So, we have to tune ourselves in accordance with the rules to the forces of Christ. Remember that the intelligence of Samael helps us in sexual magic and the rituals of Hod, and if we reject the rituals of Hod we remain alone. If we think that we are going to do the entire work just like that, we are wrong, because the Cosmic Christ said,
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6
We need to bring the cosmic forces of Christ directly into our heart, without stains, without impurities. And, those pure forces come to us only through the sacrament of the Eucharist. Likewise, we need the other practices that Samael gave us in order to help us in the psychological work, because remember that we are 97 % trapped in the ego.
The people that awaken in evil and for evil, when they receive the forces of the rituals of Hod, they feel that the forces of Christ crumble them away, because they are awakened in the negative aspect. This is what we need to understand and comprehend.
Let us now read what is written in Joshua 24:14-20:
Q. Can the praying to the Lord, the praying of Jacob, fall into Esau and turn mechanical?
Now therefore fear Jehovah (Chokmah the Christ), and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye Jehovah.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.
And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake Jehovah (Chokmah the Christ), to serve other gods;
For Jehovah (Chokmah the Christ) our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed: and Jehovah drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve Jehovah; for he is our God (Chokmah the Christ).
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve Jehovah: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
If ye forsake Jehovah (Chokmah the Christ), and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. - Joshua
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven (of Daath, "I, Aun Weor, am a prophet of Jehovah. " - Igneous Rose), Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren (which abides within our sinful blood) is cast down, which accused them (in their heart) before our God day and night.
And they overcame him (in Hod, in their heart) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the (second) death. – Revelation 12: 10, 11
A. Yes. Remember that Esau relates to your concrete mind, your terrestrial mind that is always hunting, looking for titles, while Jacob is Tiphereth who is only concerned with the forces of the Monad and beyond. Yet if we do not perform the work consciously, then it falls into Esau and we become mechanical. This is why we have to understand: when we take the Eucharist of Jacob in the rituals of Hod, we have to work on our ego, we have to work against Esau (Pharisaism), against the kingdom of Edom, which is our impure blood, because unfortunately we have in our blood fornication, adultery, crimes, and all sins. All of that is in our body; the whole work has to be performed in this house (physical body). Remember that when Christ came into the House of Israel (that is our physical body), he came with a whip and whipped all of the merchants, which are our defects inside our psyche; this is how he cleansed the temple of God. Remember that: when Christ enters into our temple, he comes with a whip, which is the symbol of willpower, Tiphereth. So when we perform the Rituals of Hod, Christ comes with a whip against all of our egos.
So, this is how we take all the impurities from our blood and make of our body a house of prostitution, yet with Christ, with willpower, we take all of those impurities from within, and this is what people do not understand, since they want to feel peachy when they take the Eucharist. They do not understand that the Eucharist is taken in order to reject these merchants that are within us; thus if you reject the Eucharist, you are rejecting the help of Christ, simple as that.
And the Jews' Passover (ritual of Hod) was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords (a whip), he drove them all out of the temple (the physical body), and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house (our sex, mind and heart) an house of merchandise.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body. - John 2:13-21
Q. You read how the forces of Samael are represented in the book of revelation chapter 19, since the death of his physical body; how is Samael helping humanity?
A. Samael left all of his doctrine written in all of his books, so through them he is helping humanity. When the Lord Christ was pierced through his bodhisattva, when he received the same stigmas - since every initiate has to receive the same stigmas in all of his bodies so that he can be purified - he became one with his Father. Thus now Samael is working in his strength through the rituals of Hod in order to purify us, because Samael has to come inside of us as pure fire and not as the fire mingled with the impurities of our liver's blood. Mingled with the impure blood of the liver, Samael comes not only in the Gnostics, but within everybody. But only those who perform the rituals of Hod are the ones who receive Samael in its purity within their hearts in order to keep the work of his Father. This is what he stated:
In the year 1978, my interior, profound Lord will resurrect in me and I in him, in order to perform the gigantic work that must be made for humanity. Christ will be the one to perform it, not my insignificant person who is nothing but an instrument.
This is precisely what we have to understand. Samael is fire that descends in the Eucharist. This is why when you perform the Eucharist as the Master Samael explained in simple ways, for those people that still are not within the secret chambers, just kneel and pray:
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Pray for Samael the Logos to descend in its purity within the wine and bread, and thereafter eat it. Thus Samael will enter into you as the breath of God, in order to help you in your psychological work against your ego, against the impurities of your heart. If you feel crumbled away with those forces, it is because you are full of sins, full of impurities.
A certain initiate, whose name I do not remember now, said that when he took the Eucharist he felt internally as if he was crumbling away by the Christic forces. This happened because he was full of ego, though he did not admit that. What was he expecting? The Lord was rejecting him because he was full of pride, and the Christic forces of Hod never mingle with pride, instead it works against it, against the ego, especially if the individual is awakened in evil as Simon Magus.
Read The Acts of Peter and Paul , and know how Peter - who was the faithful apostle of Christ - blessed a loaf of bread as in the Eucharist, thus when Simon Magus sent dogs to attack Peter, he only shows the bread blessed with the forces of Christ to the dogs and the dogs ran away and disappeared. Now you find why Peter the Apostle symbolizes PTR, the forces of the altar, the forces of Yesod, the forces of the Priesthood, as we already explained.
Q. We know that some people say that only five books are enough, despite the fact that the Master Samael left many books, yet, the Master also quoted that one hour of meditation and vocalization is better than to read a thousand books. It seems to me that many Gnostic students just read the books and intellectualize themselves and in this way, they only waste their time.
A. This is true; yet, the Master also said that we do not have to read his books as when we read the newspaper. We have to meditate upon what we read. How do you think that I know all of this and comprehend all of this? It is because I meditate upon what the Master Samael wrote - and not only him, but all the Masters who Christified themselves in the past. So, the knowledge is written there, but if you read mechanically as people read the bible mechanically, they do not discover anything, they think that Esau and Jacob were the sons of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham and that they lived many thousands of year ago, thus they ignore that they are in their blood and that they are related with the psychological and alchemical work that are related with sexual magic, Daath, and likewise with the Eucharist.
In the psychological work that is the work with the ego, we need help. Yet, if we are fornicators we are wasting our time. Certain individuals who know the doctrine of the annihilation of the ego and who comprehend their ego keep fornicating, are not following the Priesthood of Yesod; they are wasting their time. Yet other Gnostics follow the priesthood of Yesod, they meditate, yet they reject the priesthood of Hod, so they are also wasting their time, because without the help of Christ, no one, no one, no one goes to the Father.
Q. Why do they say that there are millions of illiterate masters?
A. That means that those masters do not know how to read and write, but they have knowledge. They study the books internally. Do not think because you do not know how to read and write in the physical plane [or you do not like to read], you cannot receive knowledge. Your inner Esau likes to hunt for fame and praises and prefers to forget about the study of the doctrine. It is better if you study the doctrine, because the masters did not write their books just for fun; they wrote their books in order for you to study them. If you are a Priest, if you are a missionary, an instructor, you should study all of the books of the Master Samael, because you have a responsibility with the public. If you only have five books, where are you going to study the rest of the doctrine? Then you are just guiding the students in order to awake them as Simoniacs. Simoniacs will awake in the mental plane in the world of Esau and won't enter into the kingdom of heaven. We need to annihilate the filthiness of Esau. Esau can awaken as Simon the Magician who was justifying his own particular Esau.
There are many Gnostics, there are many people, who know about these mysteries, they practice sexual magic, yet they ignore the Christic hierarchy, the new Christic current that is the Samaelian Christic current that expresses itself through the rituals. Thus, in order to bring him down into the rituals of Hod, you need to have previously performed the priesthood of Yesod, you need to be in chastity. This is how you follow the path. This what you have to understand and comprehend about the Priesthood.
Q. What about those who do not feel that crumble sensation in the ritual of Hod?
A. Those who do not feel the crumbling sensation is because they are working in themselves. Those who feel that crumbling sensation is because they are very much identified with their Esau; they feel the pressure of the Akashic Breath, because the Akashic Breath works against Lilith and Nahemah in Yesod. If you are very well concentrated on your Being, then you feel that pressure against your animality during the sexual act in the priesthood of Yesod, and in the ritual of Hod if you are faithful to the Lord, then that helps you for your enlightenment. But if you are devious in Hod, in your heart, then you feel that the Christic force fights against you, because the Lord does not mingle with the devil, whom we carry inside.
Remember that we have to be faithful to the priesthood of Yesod, Hod, and Netzach.
Q. Are these pressures related with the Minor Mysteries?
A. The pressures come from the hierarchies, because the hierarchies come from "Aleph" from the Breath of God that works through many Masters. Yet, in this moment, the Neshamah of God is working directly from Samael, and that pressure comes in order for you to go up through the Minor and Major Mysteries, but rejects Esau, because Samael is not going to take your ego, your negativity up. So that pressure works in sexual magic, Yesod, in Hod, and Netzach, and in all the work you find that pressure against the negativity that you have within.
Q. What are the Archons?
A. The Archons represent the law above that is working in favor of Pistis Sophia, yet those Archons also know the karma of Esau within every initiate. If you read The Pistis Sophia you will understand this, how the Archons above control the work, and sometimes they make Pistis Sophia - who is mixed with Christ - to suffer; thus we have to be patient, because in this path we have to pay karma. This is why we need the help of the Lord Christ in order to fight against our ego.
Gnostics ask us, why is it so difficult to comprehend the ego in meditation? Then, we advise them: take everyday the wine and bread of the Eucharist, invoke Samael and in this way he will help you to understand your ego, and do not forget your inner Father and Mother, and do not forget the Prophet of Ra-Hoor-Khu who brings order within your disorderly house.
Directions as to the future use of the rite
Jesus said unto them: "This is the manner and way and this is the mystery which ye are to perform for the men who have faith in you, in whom is no deceit and who hearken unto you in all good words. And their sins and their iniquities will be blotted out up to the day on which ye have performed for them this mystery. But hide this mystery and give it not unto all men, but unto him who shall do all the things which I have said unto you in my commandments.
"This then is the mystery in truth of the baptism for those whose sins are forgiven and whose iniquities are blotted out. This is the baptism of the first offering which showeth the way to the region of Truth and to the region of the Light." - Pistis Sophia