The following text was utilized as the basis for discussion in a lecture of the free online course about The Twenty-Two Arcana.
Hebrew Letter Kaf / Kaph
Verses 81 to 88 from Psalm 119 begin with Kaph:
כלתה לתשועתך נפשי לדברך יחלתי׃
כלו עיני לאמרתך לאמר מתי תנחמני׃
כי־הייתי כנאד בקיטור חקיך לא שכחתי׃
כמה ימי־עבדך מתי תעשה ברדפי משפט׃
כרו־לי זדים שיחות אשר לא כתורתך׃
כל־מצותיך אמונה שקר רדפוני עזרני׃
כמעט כלוני בארץ ואני לא־עזבתי פקודיך׃
כחסדך חיני ואשמרה עדות פיך׃
81 My soul is being consumed through your salvation, I hope in your Word.
82 My eyes fail for your Word, saying, when will you comfort me?
83 For I am like a wineskin in the smoke; I do not forget your statutes.
84 As what are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on my persecutors?
85 The proud have dug pits for me, which are not according to your law.
86 All your commands are faithful, they persecute me with lying, help me!
87 In a moment they had finished me on earth; but I did not forsake your precepts.
88 Give me life according to your mercy, and I will keep the testimonies of your mouth.
From Alchemy and Kabbalah in the Tarot by Samael Aun Weor
The study of the Eleventh Arcanum of the Tarot corresponds to this lecture. The hieroglyphic of this Arcanum is a beautiful woman crowned with the sacred sign of infinity and who very gently (with Olympic serenity) shuts the jaw of a furious lion with her own hands.
Divine Kings’ thrones were adorned with Lions made out of massive amounts of Gold. The gold signifies the sacred fire of Kundalini; this reminds us of Horus, Oro (Spanish for Gold). We need to transmute the lead of the personality into the gold of the Spirit and only in the Alchemist’s Laboratorium is it possible to perform this work.
When the Alchemist fledgling is crowned, he is transformed into a God of Fire; it is then that he opens the terrible jaw of the furious lion with his own hands. The potable gold of alchemy is the Sacred Fire of the Holy Spirit. To bind the Cross-Man within the Triangle-Spirit would be impossible without the potable gold.
The Number 11
The number 11 is formed by two unities that Heinrich Kunrath translated in these two words, "Coagula Solve." We need to accumulate the Sacred Fire, and then learn to project it. The clue to this is in the connection of the Membrum Virile with the Genitalia Murielis, quietude of the Membrum Virile and the Genitalia Murielis, and the use of a very gentle movement occasionally. Thus, we transmute the animal instincts into willpower, the sexual passion into love, lustful thoughts into comprehension, and vocalize the secret mantras.
The number eleven is Kabbalistically disarranged as follows: 1 plus 1 equals 2. Number 1 is masculine and number 2 is feminine.
The pair of opposites of Holy Alchemy
Active = Passive
Osiris = Isis
Baal – Bel = Astarte – Ishtar
Shiva = Parvati
Husband = Wife
Father = Mother
Sun = Moon
Fire = Water
Heat = Cold
Volatile = Fix
Sulfur = Mercury
Heaven is masculine, Yang and its element is fire. The Earth is feminine, Ying and its element is water. In the Taoist doctrine, we find White Tantrism. The Ying-Yang, the Dragon and the Tiger are the axis of Taoism. According to Taoist interpretation, the Ying-Yang is the outcome of T’ai Chi, the Prima Matter of the universe and creation emerges from the sexual union of this pair of opposites. Maithuna (Sexual Magic) exists within the White Tantrism of India and Tibet.
Buddhist White Tantrism, Chinese Taoism and the Legitimate Tibetan Yogas, practice the Arcanum A.Z.F. Only the Infrasexual Pseudo-Yogis and Yoginis (that are so abundant in America and Asia) hate the Arcanum A.Z.F. Chinese Alchemy is the foundation of the authentic schools of Yoga. The Yellow Lodges are Schools of Regeneration. Infrasexual people mortally hate the Schools of Regeneration.
Schools of Regeneration
To regenerate oneself means to generate oneself anew, in other words, to recreate oneself, to recreate oneself anew. This matter about being born anew is an absolutely sexual problem. Neptune governs schools of regeneration; this planet has a cycle of 165 years. Such a cycle controls the periods of public and secret activities of these schools. The esotericism of the schools of regeneration is the Arcanum A.Z.F. The masters of these schools teach their disciples the science that allows them to dissolve their ego. It is necessary that the Being (which is not the ego) be born within us. Something old must die within the human being and something new must be born within. Regeneration signifies the creation of a new cosmos within us. This type of creation is possible only by working with the Lion of Fire. Uranus controls the chakras of the sexual glands, yet the schools of regeneration are Neptunian.
Eminent Astrologers affirm that Neptune influences the Pineal Gland; the potency of the pineal gland depends on the sexual potency. Great Schools of Regeneration have existed through the course of history (it is enough for us to remember the Rosicrucian Alchemical School that became secret in the year 1620). Likewise, it comes into our memory the schools of Aryavarta Ashrama of Tibet, as well as the Sect of the Manicheans of Persian origin, and the famous Sufis with their sacred dances, the Templars, etc. All of these were schools of Regeneration; the “Coitus Reservatus” is practiced in all of them. The schools of Regeneration constitute the Golden Chain of the White Lodge.
The Kundalini can be aimed or projected to any chakra or to any distant place. Within the cervical vertebrae, the Kundalini use to take the shape of a Quetzal (the bird of Minerva). In the supreme moment of the sacred copulation, we can send this Fiery Bird to each one of the seven chakras in order to awake them totally. The two Quetzals (one from the man and one from the woman) are nourished with water (the Ens Seminis) of the well (sex). Man and woman can command the Quetzal and the Fiery Bird will obey. The powerful Mantra “JAO RI” is the secret clue that grants us the power of commanding the Quetzal. This Miraculous Bird can transform our face or make us invisible if we are in very grave danger, it can also awaken within us any chakra of the astral body or heal any distant ill person, etc.
There exist two types of imagination: mechanical imagination (fantasies) and cognizant i (clairvoyance).
Gnostic students must learn how to use their cognizant iImagination.
- The disciple must quiet his mind and emotions while seated in a comfortable chair or while lying down (face up, in a reclining position).
- Now, imagine the marvelous Quetzal floating above your head.
- Mentally vocalize the mantra of power “PROWEOA.” The Quetzal’s divine image (a splendid bird of beautifully intense emerald feathers, golden green plume with a red belly and long green feathers yet with a white undertail) will come to your imagination with this mantra. The disciple must become familiar with this bird and learn how to handle it. You can awaken your internal powers with this fiery bird.
- The mantra PROWEOA (utilized often by the schools of the Great Chain) allow us to bring into our Cognizant Imagination any image from the Superior Worlds; this is how we can clairvoyantly see. The Alchemist must utilize this mantra during the trance-state of sexual magic in order to see the Quetzal.
The Letter Kaf / Kaph
The letter כ Kaf / Kaph is the Crown, in other words, it represents the Light-Power of the Ain Soph self-realizing its latent Spiritual Power in Chesed, the Monad, through the Three Supernals. The letter כ Kaph indicates the necessity of remembering the power of Elohim within us from moment to moment, so that the three Supernals can fully manifest their power in our physical body and thus make their presence concrete within us.
The Self-realization of the Being, the Great Work, must be a continuous super-effort within us; otherwise, the creation of the psychological man (the Kosmos Man or Superior Manas, Mind) would be impossible. This is why to remember the Being from moment to moment is indispensable in order to actualize its potential within us from moment to moment. The surging power of the Three Supernals is always presently flowing within us, in nature and in the cosmos. Yet, in order to exert their potentiality, they need to reunite at a given point; this point is the Crown, the Sahasrara Chakra, the letter Kaph within us.
Thus, initiation always begins with the state of self-awareness, since Initiation is for the Being and not for the ego. It is the processes of the awakening of the consciousness within the Being, within the realms of the Spirit.
In Hebrew, כף Kaph literally means ‘palm’ or ‘sole of the foot,’ which reminds us of the stigmata or marks that appear in each Solar Body of the Solar Man. The stigmata develop in the hands and feet during the process of sexual purification, which the incarnated fiery body of Christ suffers in the laboratory of sexual alchemy (the cross). This is the pressure exercised from above by the Three Supernals through the Innermost on and within the Bodhisattva below.
Therefore, the stigmata plus the crown of thorns of Christ are the signs, in each internal body, which indicate the level of purification in chastity acquired in the sexual act (signs which show us the actualization or the awakening of the power of the Three Supernals within the consciousness of the Bodhisattva).
The action of placing the palms together during prayer indicates the action of delivering he human will to God’s will; it is an act of self-control that is actualized by the Being over his Soul during the sexual act. This is what is meant when Jesus says the following:
“My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: wait here and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible unto you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will. And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said unto Peter, Simon (in the Pineal Gland), why are you sleeping? Could not you watch one hour?
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak." - Mark 14: 34-38
Or as stated by Mohammed:
‘Coitus is an act pleasing even unto religion if, whenever it is carried out, it is with an invocation to Allah (the Innermost) and with one's own spouse for reproduction’ (or better said for Sexual Transmutation).
The Koran states:
‘Go and take for a wife a maiden whom you caress and who caresses you, do not begin coitus without previously arousing each other with caresses.’
The prophet emphasizes thus:
‘Your wives are for you like arable land. Go to them as you please, but beforehand perform an act of devotion. Be in awe of your God and do not forget that one day you will be in his presence.’
The will of our Innermost is revealed through his supernal crown (Holy Triamazikamno) to his devotees during sexual alchemy. Here is where the palms of the Hands of God, or better said, here is where the actions of the will of God are placed over us, over our head, over our crown or the chakra Sahasrara during the sexual act.
Moreover, the will of Elohim from the Three Supernals must be exercised in us through the atom of the Father (in the root of our nose), the atom of the son (in the pituitary gland) and the atom of the Holy Spirit (in the Pineal Gland) from moment to moment. These three forces act in the Crown Chakra, which is activated by the constant self-remembrance of the Being and constant self-observation. The Ray of Okidanokh, the Ain Soph Aur also acts through the Crown Chakra; this is how its creative power, his creative will is actualized within us in different degrees in order to create (in all the worlds of the tree of life) human beings who reflect different degrees of his own image.
So, the three connected lines with rounded corners of the letter Kaph form a Two Horned Crown where the Three Supernals join in a single supernal will that is the power which suppresses the forces of our sinful nature. Through the self-remembrance of the Being, the soul acquires the ability to relate to this Pure Essence of the Will of God. This supernal will-essence encompasses first, Faith (developed in the crown chakra through direct experience of the consciousness in the spiritual realms or higher Sephiroth); second, Willpower (developed by harvesting patience, by knowing how to wait); and third, Ecstasy (that heavenly yoke that one is willingly to receive from the Being, Iod or Kether through the Crown or chakra Sahasrara by means of innumerable experiences or Samadhis).
When Moses descended from Mount Sinai (the World of Atziluth) he concretely showed two horns of light (a Hathor Horned Crown, in the shape of the letter Kaph) over his physical head, this is a clear indication that whatever he was going to do was an action or will of the three Supernals through Hathor, the Divine Mother Kundalini. Nachash, Hathor the Serpent of Brass, is a sky goddess, sometimes represented as a woman with cow's horns. Hathor is also the goddess of death that exercises power over the world of duality or the world of the Mind, Matter, Assiah.
In Gnostic Christic Esotericism, we are always quoting six degrees of the Cognizant-Objective-Reasoning of the Being…
It is necessary to know about the Taurinean Mysteries in order not to alarm ourselves with the luminous horns of Christus-Lucifer within each one of us. Let us remember the horns of silver of Great Hierophants.
The horns of demons are the fatal antithesis of the horns of light. The horns of the tenebrous ones grow in accordance with each evil action.
Therefore, we must not confuse the horns of the demons with the luminous horns of Christus-Lucifer…
Humanity has Lucifer converted into the devil.
Each one of us must whitewash his particular devil in order to convert him into Lucifer.
When Lucifer shines in us, he converts himself into our particular, individual Moses.
Fortunate is the one who integrates himself with his own Moses.
Moses, descending from Sinai with the luminous horns upon his forehead, deserved to be chiseled by Michelangelo. The Doctrine of Moses is the Doctrine of Lucifer.
Christus-Lucifer is our Savior, the Redeemer of Pistis Sophia. Christus-Lucifer grasps the scale and the sword as a Lord of Justice. Lucifer, integrated with the Intimate Christ, shines in Sabaoth, the Solar Man.
The Heavenly Sabaoth crystallizes within the Sabaoth-Man, thanks to the Intimate Moses. Sabaoth-Moses are totally integrated. Sabaoth is the Internal God who must crystallize in the human person, thanks to the good duties of Lucifer.
The Antichrist, the ego, knows nothing about these things. He merely wants a mechanical man and a universe originated by chance, an absurd miracle from the reason without reason.
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. And the first living creature was like a lion.
Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. - Revelation 4: 6,7 - 5:5 - 19:13
The chakras (stigmata) of the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet are connected to our sexual vessels. These chakras (stigmata) are the channels that receive the Fires of Aryeh or the Lion of Judah, the Clouds of Glory, the energy of Hod, through that Divine pleasure that man and woman, husband and wife receive in the nuptial chamber when accomplishing with the commandments or rules of sexual alchemy.
This symbolizes the alchemical transformation suffered by the Bodhisattva when submitting his will to the will of the Three Supernals in order to acquire purification by the annihilation of impure or putrefied lustful animal elements. This is a continual process of death and resurrection, which is active and constantly emerging within the true human creation.
In order to tame the Lion, the Fires of Aryeh, (in other words, in order to dominate the fiery sexual instinctual appetites from our animal nature) we must harness the Ain Soph Aur, the astral light, Hod into our psyche by aligning our will to the supernal forces of Nature as a resistance of her fiery animal attractions. Our minds must be completely free of skepticism, superstitions, traditions and fanaticisms in order to rule, to subdue Nephesh, our own animal appetites.
If we do not obey the mechanical instinctual forces of our animal nature, they will obey us. Thus, we will attain the illumination of Buddha by developing the serenity of Buddha; we will Christify ourselves like Jesus, by accomplishing all of the works of Jesus. To direct the currents of the fiery astral solar light, we must be established in Nachash, Kundalini or the astral light (as Moses was in the wilderness). To command the Tatwas (as Moses did before the Pharaoh) we must overcome our own stormy lightning anger, our own lustful abysses, our tempestuous greed, pride, envy, etc.
In order to align our psyche to the will of God (just as Arjuna did) we must perform the Mahabharata; we must dare to do it. In order to dare to do it, we must know how to do it. Only by harnessing the will of God within us, can we possess the Kingdom (Malkuth) and in order to reign over it we must subdue our own will to Kether. We must know how to wear the Crown and know how and when to speak and how and when to be silent. Fornicators cannot do anything but fall into the abysses of Klipoth, because: “If the blind lead the blind,” said the Great and Divine Hierophant, “both fall into the pot.”
This is why it is written: “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” - Revelation 1: 17-19
Kaph is the Crown that symbolizes the suppression or restraint of our personal or human will and the arising of Persuasion or divine will. It is associated with bowing (like when the twenty four elders fall down and prostrate themselves before the Lamb).
“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ”You art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you hast created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.” - Revelation 4: 10, 11
Kaph is the first of the kabbalistic letters with ‘Sophit,’ meaning that it acquires a different shape when it is written at the end of a word (ך the shape of ד Daleth with a long descending form that is lower than those of other letters). So, ך (Kaph Sophit) represents that transcendental accomplishment that is symbolized in the cloak of the Great Hierophants. This cloak means that the will of the Crown (the Three Supernals) descends into the Monad (Chesed, Geburah and Tiphereth) and thereafter into Netzach and Hod to be finally uttered as words of wisdom through ‘Daleth’ (the physical body of the Bodhisattva). This is because in Gnostic Kabbalah the first shape of the letter Kaph symbolizes the priest’s Cap, which indicates that he is just a man and that the will of God is still above him and not within him. This is why when he preaches he covers his head to signify that he is only expressing his personal opinions.
Then Jesus (the letter ש Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within כ Kaph) spoke again unto them, saying, (Eheieh) I am (Kether who through Kaph manifests the Ain Soph Aur, which is Aryeh, the Lion, Leo house of the Sun) the light of the world: he that (from the Malachim) follows me (on the Path of Renunciation) shall not walk in darkness, but shall have (Aun Weor) the light of life.
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, you bear record of yourself (in your ego); your record is not true.
Jesus (the letter ש Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within כ Kaph) answered and said unto them, though I bear record of myself (through my ego), yet my record is true: for I (as the letter Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within Kaph) know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
You judge after the (fornicating) flesh (of yours); I (the letter Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within כ Kaph) judge no (fornicating) man.
And yet if I judge (fornicating men), my judgment is true: for I (the letter ש Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within Kaph) am not alone, but I and the (light of Adhi-Buddha, the) Father (of my Father) that sent me.
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men (the heavenly and the terrestrial) is true.
I am (the letter Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within Kaph, the) one that bear witness of myself, and (Adhi-Buddha) the Father (of my Father) that sent me bears witness of me.
Then they said unto him, where is (Adhi-Buddha) your Father? Jesus answered; You neither (through Daath) know (the Aur, the Light of) me (the letter Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within Kaph), nor (Aur, the Light of) my Father (the Ain Soph): if you had known (the light, Aur of) me (through Daath in Yesod), you should have known (the Aur, the light of) my Father (Kether and the Ain Soph) also.
These words spoke Jesus (the letter Shin, the triple-Iod-force of Kether hidden within Kaph, the Crown) in the treasury (of treasuries, out of the region of the light of lights, from there where the light is found), as he (as the Atom Nous) taught in (the Altar, the Heart in) the temple (the physical body): and no (fornicating) man laid (his lustful) hands on him (the Ain Soph Aur); for his hour (sunset or descension into Klipoth) was not yet come. - John 8: 12 - 20
Om Mani Padme Hum