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 Reish
Verses 153 to 160 from Psalm 119 begin with Reish:
153 Look for my affliction and deliver me; for I do not forget your Law.
154 Contend for my cause and redeem me, give me life according to your Word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked; for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Oh Iod-Havah, your tender mercies are great; give me life according to your judgments.
157 My persecutors and enemies are many; I do not turn from your testimonies.
158I saw the traitors and was grieved; because they did not keep your Word.
159 See how I love your precepts; Oh Iod-Havah, give me life according to your mercy.
160 The sum of your Word is True; every one of your righteous judgments endures forever.
From the Alchemy and Kabbalah in the Tarot by Samael Aun Weor
Let us now profoundly concentrate on the study of the Twentieth Arcanum of the Tarot.The Hieroglyphics of this Arcanum are related to Judgment. As the Angel is playing the trumpet the dead are escaping from the graveyard. In this Arcanum a man, a woman and a child are resuscitating.This is a marvelous ternary.
When studying this Arcanum, we must not continue with the old Hebraic monotony; it is necessary for us to judiciously concentrate on the problem of resurrection if what we truly want is to be Resurrected Masters.
Questions: How do we reach resurrection? How do we do not reach Resurrection? How do we triumph? How do we fail?
Answers: We reach resurrection by working with the Arcanum A.Z.F., without spilling the Cup of Hermes. We do not reach resurrection by spilling the Cup of Hermes. When covetousness does not exist within us, we triumph; however, when covetousness exists within us, we fail.
Concrete explanation: there exist two types of covetousness- the first type of covetousness is for money. The second type of covetousness is for psychic powers. Covetousness for money exists when we long for it for psychological purposes and not in order to acceptably take care of our physical necessities. Many people want money in order to gain social prestige, fame, high positions, etc.Covetousness for money does not exist when we get it with the sole purpose of taking care of our physical necessities.Thus, it is necessary to discover where necessity ends and where covetousness begins.
Covetousness for psychic powers exists when we want end results.Those who only want end results are covetous.Those who go around here and there accumulating theories, searching for powers, which today are in this school and tomorrow are in another, are in fact, bottled up within covetousness.
The mind that is bottled up within covetousness is unstable. It goes from lodge to lodge, from school to school, from sect to sect, always suffering, always longing for powers, light, wisdom, illumination, etc., without ever achieving anything since what is unstable can never comprehend that which is stable, permanent and divine.Only God comprehends himself, thus the mind bottled up within the bottle of covetousness is incapable of comprehending the things that are not within the bottle.
Covetous people want to bottle up God. This is why they go around from school to school, always searching, always uselessly longing, because God cannot be bottled up by anybody.
Therefore, whosoever wants to work in the Great Work must first abandon covetousness.The stonemason, who is covetous, abandons the Great Work when he finds other work (even when the latter is indeed of darkness).Covetous people withdraw themselves from the Great Work. Many are they who start the work, yet few are those who finish it.The Resurrected Masters can be counted on the fingers of the hands.
We knew the case of Geronimo (who was a disciple of Cagliostro) who worked in the Great Work. This man acquired degrees, powers, Initiations, Tunics, Capes, Shrouds of Distinction, a Sword, etc.; thus, the progress of Geronimo was worthy of admiration.
Everything went very well until the day he had the weak misfortune of revealing his intimate secret matters to an occultist friend.This friend was horrified by the fact of not ejaculating the Ens Seminis and considered Geronimo a barbarian. Thus, he advised Geronimo to ejaculate the Cup of Hermes; he instructed Geronimo, telling him that in the supreme moment of orgasm, he must mentally assume an edifying and essentially dignified manner and thereafter, he Said, “Very Saintly” spill the Cup of Hermes, and this is how one must work in the Great Work (this is truly absurd logic).
Thus, the disciple of Count Cagliostro, Geronimo (who indeed was not a strong man as was Cagliostro, the Great Coptic) allowed himself to be convinced by the reason of absurdity and he spilled the Sacred Cup.Thus this is how he successively lost his Shroud and Sword, Scepter and Crown, Tunics and Degrees.This was the fatality.Geronimo was fulminated by the terrific ray of Cosmic Justice of the Sixteen Arcanum.
Three Types of Resurrection
Thus, as three basic types of energy exist: Masculine, Feminine and Neutral, likewise, three types of Resurrection exist.The first is the Initiatic Spiritual Resurrection.The second is the Resurrection with the body of Liberation.The third is the Resurrection with the Physical Body.No one can pass through the second or through the third type of resurrection without having previously passed through the first, the Spiritual Resurrection.
Spiritual Resurrection is achieved only with Initiation.We must first resurrect spiritually in the fire and thereafter in the light.
Resurrection with the Body of Liberation
The Resurrection with the body of liberation is achieved in the Superior Worlds.The Body of Liberation is organized with the best atoms of the physical body.This is a body of flesh that does not come from Adam; it is a body filled with indescribable beauty.The Adepts can enter into the physical world and work in it with this Paradisiacal Body which they make visible and tangible by will.
Resurrection with the Physical Body
On the third day after his death, the Adept comes (in his Astral Body) to the sepulcher, where his physical body lies.The Master invokes his physical body and it obeys (by taking advantage of hyperspace and escapes from the sepulcher).This is how the sepulcher remains empty and the shroud left lying there. The body resurrects within the superior worlds. In the supersensible worlds, in Hyperspace, holy women treat the body of the Initiate with perfumes and aromatic ointments.Then, by obeying superior orders, the physical body penetrates within the Master-Soul, through the top of his Sidereal Head.This is how the Master once again possesses his physical body.It is necessary to emphasize that in this type of resurrection, the physical body submerges itself within the supersensible worlds. When a resurrected Master (whose body was within the Holy Sepulcher for three days) wants to enter into the physical world, he then exercises his willpower and can appear and disappear instantaneously, wherever he wants by will.
Jesus the Christ is a Resurrected Master that for three days had his physical body in the Holy Sepulcher.After the Resurrection, Jesus appeared before the disciples (who were on their way to the village of Emmaus) and dined with them.After this, he was before the eleven apostles and before the unbelieving Thomas, who only believed when he put his fingers in the wounds of the holy body of the Great Master.
Hermes, Cagliostro, Paracelsus, Nicholas Flamel, Quetzalcoatl, St. Germain, Babaji, etc., preserved their physical body for thousands, and even millions of years, without death harming them.They are Resurrected Masters.
Elixir of Long Life
Only with the Arcanum A.Z.F. can the Elixir of Long Life be produced.Resurrection is impossible without the Elixir of Long Life
Written by a Gnostic Instructor
In Hebrew Reish means head, therefore, those who identify themselves with any type of exterior religious beliefs from the world, walk away from their Inner Reish (Kether) and worship other Gods within their Tower of Babel.They build false idols or exterior beliefs within their own heads; they develop a false knowledge or understanding of God, a false Letter Ayin that is connected to their heads or Inner Reish. The back of their head does not receive the Christic effluvia of the letter Zayin.Thus, their head is not Kadosh (Holy) because they are identified with the traditions of their fanatic or dogmatic Mind or Kuf (Kaph, Vav) that from their head controls their wicked behavior. So, the Inner Elohim of the wicked does not see their beliefs as Good, but Evil (Reish Ayin)...
Matthew 5: 8: Blessed are the pure in heart (whose Kuf is formed by Reish, Zayin): for they shall see God.
The tree of knowledge (Daath) and the tree of life (Chaim) share the same roots or foundation (Yesod).All the Sephiroth are nothing more than the different parts of Adam Kadmon, Kether, which is represented by Arik Anpin, (a vast countenance, the Macroprosopus, Great or Long Face) a Big Head that is symbolized in the letter Reish. The Omniscience of Arik Anpin develops through Daath within all of the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life.Jah, the Father Abba, needs to place his image into Havah, Aima, the Mother. Thus, he descends from Atziluth through Iod into the world of matter, Assiah in order to perform the Great Work.
The Omniscience of the Elohim develops within the Tree of Life (Chaim) by means of Daath (the tree of knowledge). Thus, this is how the knower and the known become One self-realized Being, an Elohim.
The reason for the Being to be is to know himself and to know himself is to be the Self in his entire potential. Once the Self is Self-Known, the purpose of creation is completed. The Knower is the Being and the Known is the Being, thus any exterior data about the Being, (if it is not self-discovered within the very Essence of one’s Own Being) is false knowledge of the Being; it is Maya (illusion). “You shall not have other Elohim before me.”
Evilness is so subtle in the world of the mind... Evilness is so delicate and subtle in the plane of cosmic understanding that indeed a lot of intuition is needed to not be cheated by the demons of the Mental World. The Black Magicians are millions of times more fine and delicate in the Mental Plane than the Black Magicians of the Astral Plane.
Dante’s Inferno describes all of these Intellectual Sorcerers as Simoniacs who walk in Klipoth with their heads (Reish) facing backwards. Their black magic is based on the fact that they remain looking towards the past (within their fanatic Kuf) and do not want to accept Christ or the new Christic current that descends from Daath (by means of the Law of Seven) into Yesod and ascends newborn from it through Zayin into their Reish (Head).
This denial of the Christic current is a rebellion against the Divine Hierarchy (that works through the Law of the Heptaparaparshinokh). In fact, they remain situated in the worlds of black magic and do not speak one word in favor of the newborn Christic current. They intentionally ignore the words of the Chief of Christs, “...no man comes unto the Father, but by me.”They want to self-realize Kether within, but by rejecting Christ.Thus, this in fact is how they fall into black magic. They fall into black magic because of pride; they do not accept the newborn Christic current due to mere pride.
In this day and age, this is happening with many Spiritualists that do not want to accept the teachings of the Fifth Ray, the Red Christ of Aquarius, due to measly pride. These types of “Simoniac” beings fall into black magic due to sheer pride.
Reish is fecundity in Sexual Alchemy; it is the outcome of the Great Arcanum. However, those who continue looking into the past and do not want to accept the new Christic current, fall into Klipoth.
The mind is therefore the most dangerous animal of the Alchemist.
The Alchemist must dominate the mind with the whip of willpower in order to not fall into the Abyss (Klipoth).
The Alchemist who allows himself to be carried away by the reasoning of his mind’s pride, fails in the Great Work and falls into the Abyss.
The Alchemist must be very humble before the Divine Hierarchies in order not to fail in the Great Work. The mind must become like a humble and simple child.The mind must humiliate itself before the Divine Hierarchies. The mind must humiliate itself before the Majesty of the Innermost.
It is impossible to rise to the Father without creating the Golden Child of Sexual Alchemy. This Golden Child is the Inner Christ. It is necessary to form Christ within us in order to rise to the Father (Kether, Reish).
Very subtle dangers are present in the work of the blessed Stone that the Alchemist must courageously conjure. There are Black Magicians in the Mental World who appear as Adepts of the White Fraternity. These Black Magicians have a sublime appearance and an exquisite spiritual culture. When these Magicians speak, they speak only of love, light, truth, and justice. They appear as ineffable beings, and it is only when they advise us (in a very fine and delicate manner) to ejaculate the semen, do we discover that they are Black Magicians.
If in that moment we scream, “Hail, Christ! Down with Jahve!” we will then see them stand angrily against us, forcing us out of their abode.
All these brothers of darkness advise the seminal ejaculation and they hate the Christic force.
Thus, evilness dresses itself with subtle deceitfulness.Therefore, the disciple must open his eyes very well and be alert and vigilant like the Watchman in the time of war.
There are Adepts of the darkness who disguise themselves as Mahatmas and present themselves before us in the internal worlds.This is in order to tell us that we have fallen and have failed in our longing for the light and that we have lost the degrees that we had acquired, etc. Therefore, if the disciple slips on this peel, he inevitably falls into the abyss.
The mind must not rationalize. The mind must integrally flow without the battle of antithesis.The mind must convert itself into a flexible and delicate instrument through which the majesty of the Innermost can be expressed. Pride causes many souls to fall into the abyss of black magic. - Treatise of Sexual Alchemy by Samael Aun Weor
The Being knows himself through the revolution of the consciousness, which means, the soul knows itself by revolting against the mechanical laws of evolution and devolution. This is done by performing a great leap into the illuminated void which is that Quantic region between the universe of relativity and the abstract absolute space, the Ain.
The revolution of the consciousness exists when the Shells (the Klipothic, devolving protoplasmic bodies) that trapped the light, (the fire of God, Ish-Ra-El) are broken, are redeemed and integrated in Iod-Havah Zabaoth (our Inner God) by the power of Understanding (Binah, the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha Kadosh).
Binah manifests in Yesod as El Shaddai (the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha Kadosh):
Thus says Iod-Havah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer Iod-Havah Zabaoth: "I am the first (Iod in Kether) and I am last (Iod in Yesod), besides me (without me) there is no Elohim." - Isaiah 44:6
Revelation 1: 8: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (El Shaddai, the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha Kadosh).”
If what you want is the absolute knowledge of your Own Being, then, “You shall not have other Elohim before me.” Work with Otz Daath and Otz Chaim.
The Divine Mother Kundalini, Marah, Mary, the Woman-Serpent, knows very well that when the undesirable psychic elements that we carry within our interior are dissolved, then, the Inner Christ (Chokmah within which is Binah and Kether), being all Light and power, takes his place within our Soul.
All the disciples of the Inner Christ reside within us.They are precisely the diverse autonomous and Self-cognizant parts of our own Being.
The tyrant gods (the other Elohim) are really those autonomous and independent parts of the Being who are bottled up in lights which are not the Christic Light (Kether, the Father of all Lights).Yet, they persist in purifying their light which is not the Light of the Lord.
For example, (and in order to clarify the previous paragraph) we will say that in the world there exist certain religious forms that lead only to a dead-end street. However, their parishioners persist in purifying and sanctifying themselves within these cages.
We must renounce these doctrines.We must have the courage to abandon these cages.
What is important is that which is within our own selves.
The wise Fire will bite into the tyrant gods until they renounce the many doctrines that exist in the exterior world.
We must abandon everything in order to arrive to the Inner Christ.
When we say abandon everything, we are referring in this case to the diverse, dead religious forms.
Someone can fight for his very own purification in a completely mistaken way.
We march correctly only on the path of Self-Gnosis.
God shall sit in the assembly (synagogue) of the gods and will submit them to a trial.
Jesus said unto her:“Well said, Mary.” - From The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
“Rash,” (Reish, Shin) Poor in Spirit, relates to the head, the Letter Reish. This has nothing to do with physical poverty but rather with nonattachment to any type of external matters of the Mind and relies only on the Inner Being.
No one can reach the Second Birth, (be reborn again as it stated in the Gospel of the Lord) as long as they continue living with the psychology of the inferior, common, everyday humanoid.
When we recognize our own nothingness and internal misery, when we have the courage to review our life, undoubtedly we come to know for ourselves that in no way do we possess merit of any kind.
Matthew 5: 3: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The poor in spirit (Ruach – Spirit, Rash - Poor), or indigent of spirit, are actually those who recognize their own nothingness, shame and inner misery.This kind of being unquestionably receives Enlightenment.
‘It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven.’
It is obvious that the mind enriched by so many merits, insignia and medals, distinguished social virtues and complicated academic theories is not poor in spirit, and thus could never enter the kingdom of heaven.
In order to enter the kingdom, the treasure of faith is essential.As long as the psychological split has not been produced within each one of us, faith is more than impossible.
Faith is pure knowledge, direct experiential wisdom.
Faith has always been confused with vain beliefs; Gnostics must never make such a serious mistake. - The Great Rebellion by Samael Aun Weor
God stands (within Reish, the Head) in the congregation of the Gods (Elohim); within the midst of (the Vav, the Spinal Medulla of) the Gods he judges, until when you will judge unjustly and lift up the faces (beliefs) of the wicked (particles of your Being trapped within your beliefs)? Selah.
Defend the poor and orphans (particles of your Being): do justice to the (particles of Kether bottled up within your wicked ego, do not you know that they are) afflicted and needy (because of your beliefs).
Deliver the poor and needy (particles of your Innermost): rid them out of the hand of the wicked (lustful egos of yours).
They know not (Abba and Aima in Daath), neither will they understand (Binah, the Holy Spirit); they walk on in darkness (of fornication): all the foundations (on Yesod) of the earth are shaken.
I have said, you are Gods; and all of you are (Ish-Ra-El, who are trapped in Matzarim, Malkuth, Assiah) children of the Most High (Elion).
But as (fornicating) men you shall die, and like one of the princes (Baalim) you shall fall (into Klipoth, the Abyss).
Arise (your Kundalini, Nachash through Zayin), Oh God, judge the (philosophical) earth (Malkuth): for you shall inherit all nations.
The Inner Elohim, the Innermost, must rule the Cerebrum-Spinal-Nervous System, the Reish, by rejecting the external morality and futile beliefs of the mind (the Kuf) of fanatic people who worship “Idols,” in other words, merchants, ignoramuses within the temple (Cerebrum-Spinal-Nervous System) of God.
John 2:13 - 22:
And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus (the Solar Fire, the Son of Nun) went (through Zayin) up to Jerusalem, and found in (the head of) the temple (of many Believers, false Elohim, false Gods, in other words) those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
And when he had made a scourge of small cords (symbol of willpower, Thelema), he drove them all out of (Head of) the temple (his mind), and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves (those who make business with the Holy Spirit), Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal (passion) of your (ignoramus) house has eaten me up.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, what sign do you show unto us, seeing that you do these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this (protoplasmic) temple (of yours by means of Sexual alchemy), and in three days I will raise (To Soma Heliakon, the City of Heliopolis, the temple of Zion) up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days?
>But he spoke of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
Psalm 145: 19: He will fulfill the will of those who are in owe of Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
Reish is related with the Superlative Consciousness of the Being, with the Ruach Elohim, that nourishes the Head (Reish) with the effluvia of the waters of Fertility (the Holy Spirit, Binah in Yesod).
John 3: 8: The wind (the Ruach of Fertility, the Akasic breath) blows (and is breathed as divine fire of love) where it listens, and you hear (within your Vav, spinal medulla) the sound thereof, but cannot tell (within your head) whence it comes, and whither it goes: so is (the knowledge of) every one that is born of the Spirit (the Ruach Elohim).
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan;
And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
The Pharisees (who do not understand that Faith without works is dead) also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man (who knows Alchemy) to put away his wife (Zayin) for every cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have you not read, that he (Jah-Havah Elohim) which made them at the beginning made them male (in the Brain) and female (in the Sex),
And said, for this cause shall a (hermaphrodite) man leave father and mother (leave its hermaphroditic state), and (therefore, Hermes, the Brain, Adam Kadmon, the Ten Sephiroth, Otz Chaim) shall cleave to (his Otz Daath, Sex) his wife (Aphrodite by means of Sexual Alchemy, by means of Zayin): and they twain shall be one flesh (one single tree, the Knowledge of Life, Daath-Chaim)?
Genesis: 2: 23, 24: And Adam (the Reish, the Head, the Brain) said, This (Zayin) is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of (a hermaphrodite) Man. Therefore shall a (hermaphrodite) man leave his father and his mother (leave its hermaphroditic state), and shall cleave unto his wife (by means of Sexual Alchemy, by means of Zayin): and they shall be one flesh.
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one (Adam Havah in the) flesh. What therefore God (the Ruach Elohim) has joined together, let not (fornicator or adulterer) man put asunder.
They say unto him, why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He said unto them, Moses because of the hardness (or venom blood) of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives (Zayin): but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife (Zayin) except it be for fornication (spasm or bestial orgasm), and shall marry another, committed adultery (adulterate the fires of his Vav, spinal medulla): and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery (adulterate the fires of his Vav, spinal medulla).
His disciples say unto him, if the case of the man (the brain) be so with his wife (sexual organs), it is not good to marry.
But he said unto them, all men (brains) cannot receive this saying, save they (the Gnostics) to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs (who keep the bedchamber undefiled), which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs (who keep the bedchamber undefiled), which were (castrated or) made eunuchs by men: and there be eunuchs (who keep the bedchamber undefiled), which have made themselves eunuchs (by means of White Tantra) for the kingdom of heaven's sake (Hebrews, chapter 13: 4: Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.). He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Then were there brought unto him little children (initiates with solar minds) that he should put his hands on them (on their heads), and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, suffer little children (initiates with solar minds), and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
And, behold, one (with a fanatic lunar mind) came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have (elixir of long life or) eternal life (resurrection)?
And he said unto him, why did you call me good? There is none good but one (Kether), that is, God (head): but if you will enter into life (everlasting), keep the commandments (of the God Head, Kether).
He said unto him, which? Jesus said: You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father (Abba) and your mother (Aima): and, You shall love your neighbor as your (Inner) Self.
The young man (with his lunar mind) said unto him, all these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, if you want to be perfect, go and sell (renounce) that which you have (in your lunar mind), and give to the poor (particles of your Being trapped in your fanaticism), and you shall have treasure in heaven (in your Reish, Solar Mind): and come and follow me (the Inner Christ).
But when the young man (with his lunar mind) heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions (dogmas, beliefs, theories, traditions, mystic pride and mystic vanity, etc., within his lunar mind).
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man (a mind attached to exterior fanatical mental possessions) shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man (a mind attached to exterior fanatical mental possessions) to enter (with his protoplasmic mind) into the kingdom of God.
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, who then can be saved?
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with (ignoramus) men this is impossible; but with God (the Ruach Elohim) all things are possible.
Then answered Peter (from the Pineal Gland) and said unto him, Behold, we (by means of the fires of Nous) have forsaken all (external attachment of the lunar mind), and followed you (the Ain Soph Aur); what shall we have therefore?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that you which have followed me (through White Tantra), in the regeneration when the Son of man (Tiphereth) shall sit in the throne of his glory (the Head), you also shall sit upon twelve thrones (twelve powers), judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Ish-Ra-El).
And every one that has forsaken (from his protoplasmic, Klipothic mind) houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life (shall have the elixir of long life and resurrection). But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
The Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
All the Masters, who have resurrected, live with their physical bodies for millions of years. Zanoni committed the error of taking a wife after having resurrected from among the dead. That is why he lost his head at the guillotine during the French Revolution.
At such levels, the initiate lives only to direct the current of life of the centuries, and no longer needs a spouse. This is Cupid’s gift; the initiate’s body remains in the Jinn state.
Nonetheless, he becomes visible and tangible wherever he wants, and works in the physical world in accordance with the White Lodge. As of that moment, he manages the great Life; he has power over Fire, Air, Water and Earth. All of Nature kneels before him and obeys him. He can live among men and he is a man-God. Naturally, it is indispensable to undergo the tests of the Thirteenth Arcanum in order to reach these heights.
The body is embalmed for death; the supper of Bethany corresponds to this event of the Thirteenth Arcanum. After the body has been embalmed for death, it is subjected to a special evolution for the tomb, which unfolds within numbers 30 and 35, (which when added together give us the Eleventh Arcanum, “The Tamed Lion”). We have to tame nature and overcome it.
When the body is ready for the sepulcher, the processes of death and resurrection follow. In this case, the Angels of Death do not cut the silver cord; in this manner, he dies but does not die.
The Physical Brain (the Reish) of the Initiate is subjected to a special transformation, becoming more subtle, delicate and radiant. The supper of Bethany corresponds to these processes in Jesus Christ.
Mark, chapter 14: 1-9
“After two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, not on the feast day, lest there be uproar of the people.
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman (Zayin, Mary Magdalene) having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head (Reish).
And there were some that had indignation within themselves (because they did not understand yet the process of Resurrection), and said, why was this waste of the ointment (of spikenard) made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor.
And they murmured against her (Mary Magdalene).
And Jesus said, let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has wrought a good (alchemical) work on me. For you have the poor with you always, and whensoever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.
She has done what she could: she is come a forehand to anoint my body (with ointment of spikenard) to the burying.
Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she (Zayin, Mary Magdalene) has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.”
And she said: While the king sits (and eats) at his table, my spikenard sends forth the smell thereof. A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphor in the vineyards of En-gedi. Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes. Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir. - Song of Solomon 1:12- 17