This is a transcription of the audio lecture Twenty two Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah 10 Arcanum 10 Retribution originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free.
The Wheel of Samsara; Retribution, the Arcanum ten which is related with the Hebrew letter Iod.
Of the ten Sephiroth, the tenth is at the very bottom of the tree of life; this is the Sephirah ‘Malkuth,’ (Hebrew for ‘the Kingdom’), which in relation with the four Worlds of Kabbalah, the four manifested Worlds, is the World of Assiah, the World of matter and action.
In many of the lectures, we refer to the laws of evolution and devolution, and when we explain the descent of the ray of creation from the Ain Soph Aur down through the tree of life into Malkuth, we call it involution: The way in which the forces of the ray of creation descend into matter through different dimensions to finally arrive at the three dimensional world, the world in which we live.
In the previous lectures, we explained that our planet is baptised with the name of Earth, and that it is called Earth because of the cosmic rounds or involution of the matter into the different dimensions which finally arrive at the three dimensional world. It takes a series of events or “involvements” of the ray of creation in different dimensions.
In Kabbalah, we talk about three main Hebrew letters related with the elements Air, Fire and Water, which are Aleph, Shin and Mem. Each of these letters are related, Kabbalistically and Gnostically speaking, with three previous cosmic rounds, or epochs of development. The first round was related with the letter Aleph. The second round was related with the letter Shin. The third was related with the letter Mem. In other words, Air, Fire, Water.
At this time, we are in the fourth round or fourth manifestation, we would say, of matter in this three dimensional world, which is a ‘terrestrial round.’
And that is why the planet Earth is called Earth; it is the outcome of these three previous manifestations, according to the involution of the ray of creation that finally arrived at this level in which we are.
From this place we have to go up into the higher dimensions, and that is an “involvement” of the spirit in the matter in order to acquire Knowledge, Gnosis, in order to acquire Knowledge of itself, because that is the objective of creation: to awaken and to acquire Knowledge of itself.
In Kabbalah, in Hebrew, the Spirit is called Elohim. This is a plural name which means “Gods and Goddesses,” attributes. Each one of us has his own particular individual Elohim. So then, this Elohim must acquire knowledge of the different cosmic rounds in order to return into the Absolute, which is the Unknowable Seity.
When we talk about the Absolute, which is beyond Kether (the Crown), we find there (as you can see in the graphic of the tree of life) the Ain, the Ain Soph and the Ain Soph Aur: the three aspects of the unknowable divine. This unknowable divine is a Seity - behold here that we are not saying Deity, because Deity is that word which is related to the manifested Elohim, but Seity is that which is unknowable, is not a Deity, has no form, and is related with the abstract absolute space.
This is precisely what in Gnosticism we state; Moses refers to Aelohim. Aelohim is the origin of Elohim. In Buddhism, Aelohim receives the name of Adibuddha, and Elohim receives the name of Buddha. From Adibuddha emerges Buddha; from Aelohim emerges Elohim. And it descends into the tree of life in order to manifest itself in different levels, in every Sephirah.
This is what we call “the multiple perfect unity.” When arriving at the level of Malkuth, we have to study how this Ray of Creation manifests, especially in this current fourth round (which we are in right now), especially in our terrestrial round, which the book of Genesis, written by Moses, explains in different steps.
Genesis is a book of Kabbalah and Alchemy. That is why in the beginning of Genesis, Moses refers to two trees: The Tree of Life (the Ten Sephiroth, along with the twenty two letters given by the Angel Metatron), and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which is Daath (the Sephirah of mystery, whose name means “knowledge” in Hebrew. This is Gnosis in Greek). So the study of Daath and the Tree of Life go together, because they are rooted in the same energy, which is the Ain Soph Aur, the limitless light.
In Latin, the Ain Soph Aur is called “Lucifer,” which means “carrier of light,” or “bearer of light.” It is that light which starts from above and goes down into the very ninth sphere in the center of the Earth. In the previous lecture, the former speaker referred to it in great detail.
So, that Ain Soph Aur - which is unknowable - become knowable through one dot, which is precisely here in this Hebrew letter of the Tenth Arcanum: the letter Iod (yod).
The Iod is precisely that dot which is Kether the crown. Within the Kabbalistic word Iod you find the explanation of how the Iod develops and comes down into matter, because the letter Iod is written out with Iod, Vav and Dalet, Hebrew letters explained in the previous lectures.
Iod is that dot that emerges from the unknowable and extends through the tree of life as the letter Vav to finally arrive at Daleth, which is the outcome or the objective of evolution. Daleth is the Terrestrial Man; because in Malkuth we find not only the planet Earth, but also the philosophical Earth, the Human Being itself, the Terrestrial Man. So when you read “earth” in the Bible, sometimes it is referring to the planet and sometimes to the Terrestrial Man, the Human Being that lives in this three dimensional world.
We will say that, according to mechanical evolution, we are at the summit of evolution. Remember that the ray of creation is sent into the level of the earth and it starts to evolve, meaning to return to its source. Mechanically, it does so by processes of development through the mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, and finally arrives at the human kingdom; or we would say, to be more specific, to the level of the humanoid or intellectual animal. This creature has the unique privilege of facilitating the return of the ray to its source, thus raising it, returning the light to its source, and therefore creating inside of him or herself the true, fully developed Human Being. So through him, the light can return again; that conscious return comes from the Hebrew letter Daleth, which is the Terrestrial Man. The Terrestrial Man goes up into the different Sephiroth carrying the light, and this is how that light returns.
But of course, the mechanical law of nature, evolution, reaches only to the humanoid organism. To develop beyond that kingdom – to become a real Human Being - we need the assistance of divinity: we need the assistance of that Iod.
But where, in which part of this Daleth or Terrestrial Man, is that Iod hidden? Kabbalistically, we would say is hidden within the letter ‘Teth.’ ‘Teth’ is related with Yesod, which is that serpent or fire that hides the Iod, the power of God, the power of Kether, the father of all the lights. And that Iod is in Yesod, and Yesod is in the center of Malkuth, the ninth sphere.
And behold here, in order to explain better, the word Yesod in Hebrew is exactly like the word Iod, but with the addition of the letter Samech, which is a serpent eating its own tail, the sign of infinity. The “S” (Samech) is the only spelling difference between Iod and Yesod.
So this is how the word Iod is hidden within Samech, the sign of the infinite. And that is why it is written that the symbol of Kether is a circle with a dot in the middle, which explains Yesod and Kether at the same time, and explains also how Malkuth is related with the number ten.
This Iod descends through all the Sephiroth to finally arrive at the tenth in order to make a body, the body of Kether. But this Kether that comes from above is hidden within the serpent in the sexual force, to finally return into its own source. And that is precisely the meaning of the whole of creation: to return the force to its own source.
Kether, Iod, has to return, but is hidden in the sex, in potentiality, not in activity. In the same way that we have for instance the sperm and the ovum in our sexual organs, and each sperm and each ovum together have the capability or the potentiality of becoming a Human Being. If there is activity - which is the sexual act - eventually the sperm and the ovum will become a human being, physically speaking. In the same way, that potency (image of God) is hidden within the sex, and if we know how to return and transform it inside of us, it will go back, and attain the realization of our own particular Monad.
This is how the Lord descends and helps us; this is why the number ten is related with the letters IO.
IO is an androgyny, lunar-solar androgyny. The letter I (which reminds us of the number one) is the man. The letter O is the female, which is the uterus. Thus we have in IO the number ten, meaning that between the man and the woman is hidden the IO.
This is why in alchemy there is a lot of different symbolism related with IO: the Moon and the Sun, Adam and Eve, Od and Ob, Yin – Yang, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, etc. These are different symbols from the different religions that are attributed to Ida and Pingala.
So here we find that this transformation that the Iod does through the snake (Samech in Malkuth, in Assiah / Asia) is explained in the Bible, Kabbalistically, alchemically, in different levels. Let us remember for instance, Noah and the ark. The story of Noah and the ark is not a story that we find only in the Hebrew Bible. We find the story of the universal flood in many religions. If you read the Popol Vuh (Mayan), it is written there how humanity was destroyed by a great universal flood. If you read Greek mythology, you find the story of how Deukalion was saved with his wife Pyrrha from the Great Deluge.
Each one of them have different symbols, alchemically speaking, related with this transformation. So when you read the story of Noah and his ark, this is a transformation that the couple has to pass when they know the ARCanum, the ARK of the Covenant, a secret of alchemy.
Many people in different times, different epochs, try to find the famous Ark of Noah in Asia, but obviously they never find that Ark because it is a symbol. Such an Ark (as it is written literally in Genesis) never existed physically: it is a symbol. People that ignore the symbols of Alchemy and Kabbalah think there really was an Ark; but let us remember that in that age, when that supposed Ark was built physically, there were dinosaurs on the Earth. Only a couple of those dinosaurs would have been enough in order to sink that Ark to the bottom of the Ocean. What about a couple of all the rest of the animals? So we have to study that story Kabbalistically, but this lecture is not related with it, we just mention it.
The universal flood is related with different cataclysms that happened in the Atlantean epoch. Moses called the Atlantean civilization “Egypt,” or to be more specific, “Matzarim.” This word “Matzarim” begins with Mem (M) and ends with Mem (M), and between the two ‘Mems’ there is the word ‘Zari’, which is “a moist or smoked or offering related with the balsam tree,” which hides the meaning of Atlantis.
The Atlantean civilization was the ‘Children of the Mist,’ very clearly referred to by Wagner in the opera ‘The Ring of the Nibelungen,’ which could also be called “The Ring of the Children of the Mist,” which were the Atlanteans, because their atmosphere was more aqueous.
The planet at that time was of course, in constant transformation. It is said that the steam of the atmosphere of the Atlantean civilization was present because of the heat of the central fires of the planet was rising up and upon touching the cold space above, returned as mist to the ground. This is how the Atlantean civilization did not have the same kind of atmosphere that we have here, very clear. It was something like when the clouds come down and is very humid; that type of atmosphere. That is why it is written that the people of the Atlantean civilisation used gills like the fish in order to breathe, because the atmosphere was more humid than ours.
At that time, many cataclysms happened, because Atlantis is not like what many people think: an island in Greece, as somebody found an island that appears to be similar to what Plato described in his writings. The correct thing is this: Atlantis was a huge continent that existed in what we now call the Atlantic Ocean.
In the beginning of the Atlantean civilization, that continent united the south of the United States with Mexico, the North of South America with Spain, the North of Africa and Europe. It was a huge continent. Of course, many cataclysms happened which changed it; specifically, there were four cataclysms by which portions of that land were sunk into what we call now the Atlantic Ocean.
In the Bible, we read only about one cataclysm, about one universal flood, because it is referring to the way in which humanity transforms itself in order to become a Human Being, or is saved from the flood of degeneration, which is the basis of the symbolism. This is when the Bible talks about Noah, when he appears preaching in the middle of the Kali Yuga (Dark Age) of the Atlantean civilization, announcing the end.
Every root race has seven sub races, and Noah appears in the fourth subrace of the Atlantean civilization. Noah also represents a great Master that organized a new root race from within the Atlantean civilization. As the great Avatars, Cosmo Creators, Angels, and Archangels all knew very well about the transformation of the Earth, they knew that whole Atlantean continent eventually was going to disappear. So they prepared Noah.
So, when Noah appeared in Atlantis, two cataclysms had happened already. So when Noah appeared, the Atlantean continent did not have its original shape.
The last event of the sinking of that Atlantean continent into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean is written symbolically, alchemically, Kabbalistically, in the departure of Moses with all the Israelites from Egypt.
This is something very necessary to understand, because when Moses wrote Genesis, he refers to Atlantis as Egypt, as “Matzarim,” which means precisely “that land between the waters.” Of course Egypt as we know it right now, we know very well existed close to the Nile, at that time. But symbolically, in kabbalistic books, it is always referred to as Matzarim, Egypt, in order to relate it with the waters.
In Genesis, it says that the Promised Land that was to appear in the future was similar to Egypt, or similar to Matzarim. Of course, this means that the Promised Land was going to be between the waters as well. Here you find all the symbolism that is hidden within the story of this reality, because indeed the Atlantean civilisation, which in the Bible is named “Egypt” sank into the ocean.
But the last cataclysm is symbolized in the Bible when Moses leaves Egypt for the Promised Land, which is precisely the new civilization, the Aryan civilization in the Gobi Desert, which the Master Samael Aun Weor explains in the book ‘The Revolution of Beelzebub.’
When Noah appeared teaching there in the middle of Kali Yuga of the Atlantean civilisation, the Atlanteans saw - as we see now - “The Ark,” which is the knowledge that we are teaching to you now.
Noah (the Master that in Sanskrit they call the Manu Vaisvasvata), along with many other great Masters, was teaching the Great Arcanum, the Great Knowledge, in order to save the souls. So, this is how he symbolically was “building the Ark” - this was a great army of Atlantean people, who were the Shemites. Who were the Shemites? The Shemites were the result of the cross of the fourth sub-race of the Atlantean civilization with the Hyperboreans. The Hyperboreans were living in the north of Europe, which were survivors of the previous root races of the Earth. The White Lodge selected the Hyperboreans in order to cross them with the Atlanteans in the fourth sub-race. And from that crossing (which is symbol by Noah as a father) came Shem, the Shemites. The other two “sons of Noah” are the other sub-races that existed in the Atlantean civilisation.
Of course at that time, with the knowledge, many souls were being transformed in the Earth, in Malkuth, in Egypt, in Atlantis, because they were promised a new land. And they were psychologically arriving at that new land by means of the work within themselves. The new land is the land of Malkuth, not in the lower level in which we are right now, but higher.
Let us look right now for instance; we are in Malkuth, in the three dimensional world. But if we examine the laws that control this Malkuth in this very moment, we discover that this Malkuth is controlled by 96 laws. Normally, the world of Assiah, Malkuth, is controlled by 48 laws. The 96 laws are related with the first layer of Hell, the first layer of Klipoth, Limbo. So, we presently are in Malkuth, but vibrating with Limbo.
In Genesis, the Bible refers to those areas of Klipoth as Sodom and Gomorrah. These are cities or we would say civilizations that existed in the past as well, but which did not vibrate with Malkuth (48 laws) as they should, but with Klipoth (96 laws), as we (this present civilization) are vibrating right now. This is because the whole civilization of the Earth is a sodomist civilisation, a Gomorrah civilisation, because Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities that were of course practicing degeneration, specifically sexual degeneration. Thus, you see everywhere in this day and age that we are in this three dimensional world but we are not governed by 48 laws, but by 96 which is Limbo, where fornication and adultery is normal, is allowed.
In Hell, nobody is scandalized when somebody is an adulterer or a fornicator, since in Hell it is normal. But there in Yesod (Eden) above Malkuth in the tree of life, fornication and adultery is a sin. Nobody can enter there if he is an adulterer or fornicator, having sexual degeneration. In order to enter Yesod (the Promised Land), the great universal flood has to come and to kill all those unfaithful ones, which is an alchemical work that have to perform within.
Yet now, we are, symbolically speaking, in Egypt (Malkuth), which is the land which is between the waters, but filthy waters, because there is a flood of negative forces. This is what we have to understand.
Remember that it is written that Noah saved himself and his family, which means with the “Rescue Army” that he formed in the Atlantean civilization, because through the Ark (Arcanum) he formed it.
He arrived at the valley of Shinar - or better if we say Mount Ararat, which is symbolically related with Kether; the top of the tree of life is Ararat, the top of the head. It is where the energies have to rise, to go up in order to be saved, esoterically speaking.
After Noah organized all the “Rescue Army” and saved himself and the people that were following him by practising the Great Arcanum, there were some people that were building a tower called the Tower of Babel. “Babel” symbolizes how people try to save themselves in the wrong way, thinking or believing that by “building” this or that they will be saved from the universal flood.
So you see for instance that most of the Atlantean buildings were made in the shape of pyramids, because at that time there were a lot of floods. The pyramid-shaped buildings are made in that way not only for the esoteric meaning of it, but because of the way that the water can come up and down, and to descend. Remember that the atmosphere, I repeat, was not as this atmosphere that we have right now. So the Tower of Babel is also related with the shape of a pyramid in order to reach heaven, in order to be saved from the floods. At that time there were already, I repeat, three floods, or three periods of sinking of the lands of Atlantis.
It is written that the last sinking happened approximately 80,000 years ago with the sinking of Poseidonis, which was an island in the Atlantic Ocean; this was the last remnant of the Atlantean civilization.
So from that story of the Valley of Shinar, where the people of Babel were building towers, comes the story of Abraham. From Abraham came Isaac, then Jacob, then Joseph and his brothers go into Egypt, which is precisely, we would say the different steps of the different races, because Abraham came from the city of Ur, which was a Chaldean civilization. So, from the Shemites came the Chaldeans, from the Chaldeans the Hebrews, from the Hebrews the Israelites (or the now, Jews), not only them, but the whole Aryan civilisation. This is how it is symbolically described in the Bible.
So, according to the Bible, when the Israelites (or better if we say the last remnants of the Atlanteans or the last sub-race) arrived in Egypt, this was precisely at that time when Atlantis was reduced to Poseidonis.
Matzarim (Egypt), better if we say Poseidonis, is where Moses arrived and takes people “into the Gobi desert,” not only him, but all great Avatars or great Messengers that were guiding the forces at that time in Malkuth in order to form the present civilisation.
So, as you see, the story written in the Bible about the universal flood has to be read in relation with four great floods (cataclysms or perturbations), because Noah and the Ark is related with the third flood, in which the people were organized and formed the root for the next Root Race, which is our present Aryan Root Race.
At that time (the third Transapalnian perturbation) is when they (the Shemites) received the commandment not to mix with the other races of the Atlantean civilisation, who in the Bible are named the “Egyptians.” So the Shemites were not sexually crossing themselves with the other Atlantean sub-races.
But when the last universal flood (the last Transapalnian perturbation) came, then they immigrated to Europe, or we will say specifically to Asia, to the Gobi desert. Then they (the Shemites) were commanded to cross themselves with the different survivors in order to form the Aryan Root Race. This is how the story of the Bible symbolically presents it.
Of course, this also has a Kabbalistic meaning. You find the duality there of the doctrine of Abraham: he had a son with an Egyptian slave ‘Hagar,’ then Abraham had another son named Isaac, which is a symbol of the fire that rises there in the spinal column.
Isaac had two children, Jacob and Esau, which is another duality then and there, which is Kabbalistically speaking of course, in the tree of life.
Then you find that Jacob is the one that had the twelve tribes of Israel, which is related of course with Malkuth, because the twelve tribes of Israel are related with the twelve zodiacal signs through which the souls enter into this world of Assiah. When you read the Bible in Hebrew, the Bible calls the World of Malkuth (or Assiah) “Matzarim,” because (in Hebrew) Matzarim is Egypt, which was at that time the civilisation that governed the whole planet: the Atlantean civilization.
It is necessary to understand this in order to stop speculating when we refer to ‘Egypt’ as whatever we know about it in relation only with this Aryan Race, because then there arises a lot of controversy about the meaning, about the origin of it, or about what the Bible says in relation with Egypt.
Understand that what the Bible states in Genesis is in relation with many sub-races, many root races in the past, and about the evolution and devolution of forces, not only within this Aryan Root Race, which started after the universal flood, the last universal perturbation, which symbolically is explained in the Bible by Moses leaving Egypt in order to establish the Aryan Root Race.
Malkuth is the Sephirah related with the tenth card of the Tarot. What you find above it is a symbol of the Sphinx, a symbol much known in ancient Atlantis.
So, this Atlantean symbol (the Sphinx) was inherited by the present Egypt; why? Because Egypt was one of the areas that belonged to Atlantis. There were some lands of Atlantis that did not sink: Egypt was one of them, Spain was one of them, Mexico was one of them. This is why you find a similitude between Egypt and Mexico, related with pyramids.
Spain, for instance, is a remnant of Atlantis; if you want to find remnants from the cities of Atlantis, you will find them there in the very bottom of the oceans of Portugal and Spain, because Spain itself, I repeat, was a part of Atlantis.
The so-called “Gypsies” – who are everywhere - are, for instance, the remnants of the Egyptians.
So above the card you see that there is also the wheel of Ezekiel, or the wheel of Pythagoras, which symbolises the wheel of Samsara, a wheel that we have to leave; this wheel is precisely the symbol of Egypt, the Malkuth related with the negative forces of Klipoth.
In order to leave the wheel we have to work with the Sphinx. The Sphinx is a symbol of the four elements that express through the power of the Staff or the Sword which is between the two paws of the Sphinx.
When you study the wheel of Ezekiel, you find that Ezekiel describes the four creatures “Chaioth ha Kadosh,” which are precisely where the letter Iod or the forces of Kether work. The wings of the Sphinx symbolise the element Air. The face of a Human Being symbolise the Water, because the Human Being comes from the water of Yesod. Then, the legs of the Bull represent the Earth, and the paws of the Lion are the Fire.
These are the four elements of nature, and those four elements are hidden in different symbols, not only in the wheel of Ezekiel or the wheel of Pythagoras, but also as the Nahui-ollin as it is described in the Aztec calendar, which shows in the middle of it the symbol of Iod as the face, which is always Kether because Kether is related with the head, with the face, and around the face you find of course the four elements or the four root-races that rotate in the Nahui-ollin. The Nahui-ollin is the Aztec Swastika that rotates in order to originate the Universe according to the cosmology of the Nahuas in Mexico.
So that is precisely the Great Symbol, the four elements rotating in the wheel of Samsara that we have to control, and in order to control it we have to build the solar vehicles in order to go out of it. But before that departure, we have to defeat Egypt, or as the book of Revelation says, we have to defeat the great Babylon.
Here, this is another symbol that we have to specify. We have to stop referring to the people of Iraq as the people that deserve to be punished because it is the old Babylon. Let me explain to you, esoterically speaking, when the Bible talks about Babylon, how Kabbalistically, Alchemically, it is referred to:
People right now have their internal senses atrophied, and they cannot see the fourth dimension, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh, and they think that everything which is above Malkuth, the higher dimensions, is just an illusion, something that only the crazy people think about or a belief, because they do not have the senses to perceive those realms.
Yet, early in the creation of this planet (related to this fourth terrestrial round), people did not yet perceive the physical world with the five senses. At that time, before the Earth became crystallised in the three dimensional world, people also were not crystallized in the three dimensional world. You have to understand that the planet Earth (Malkuth) is called “the Kingdom.” Why is it called the Kingdom? Because of the Mineral Kingdom, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Human Kingdom. So all of these Kingdoms are within Malkuth. Each one of the Kingdoms (mineral, plant, animal, human) are in the same level as the planet is, as we are right now. So at that time, before the crystallization of matter into the three dimensional world, all of the kingdoms were crystallized in another level; people had physical bodies, but they did not perceive them, in the same way that we don’t perceive the internal dimensions right now. They were there, but they did not perceive it.
That is the story precisely of Adam and Eve. At that time, when people died they were not aware that within the three dimensional world they were leaving their physical bodies; they were more in tune with the internal worlds and thus they did not care about physical things.
Do you see? Do you understand this? Do you follow me?
The sight, the smell and all the senses of the physical world, of the physical body, were not fully developed, as we have them developed now. Now, we perceive the physical world in a complete way. We will say more or less complete, because there are some things that we do not see in this three dimensional world; that is obvious.
Adam and Eve are a symbol of the ancient Lemurian continent, at which time the Earth started to crystallize in the three dimensional world. The Lemurians, who were previous to the Atlanteans, were more “inside” than “outside,” more centered in the internal worlds than in Malkuth. And that is why they did not care; they were not so concerned with death.
Then, the great Cosmocreators were concerned with it, because little by little the Lemurians were becoming aware that they had to develop the physical senses in order to be aware of the three dimensional world according to the law of involution, the descent of the Ray of Creation.
And what happened? Many discovered that finally the planet was reaching the base (of the “V”), of the rounds, finally, that it eventually had to go up in order to return the energy. But those Monads that would not do the required work would be identified with the physical world and therefore they would remain in the wheel of Samsara. Those who identify with matter go down in devolution and evolution, as you know, on the wheel of Samsara. So they were saying, “Why are we in this level right now? Eventually we will see the physical world, but we don’t want it. It is better if we disappear, that we do not exist, because now we are reaching the very bottom and if we don’t succeed and return into the higher levels, we will be lost in Klipoth.”
And this is precisely why it is said that all of them at one time wanted to commit suicide. For them, the physical body was nothing, since they were more in tune with the internal worlds.
Then the Cosmocreators came, and you know the rest of story: “Sakaki and Looisos” and the rest of them came in order to implant the Kundabuffer organ in the Lemurians, which is the organ that helps to crystallize dense forces and in order to see the physical world. And the Kundabuffer organ is related with the letter Teth, with Lucifer, the tempter.
At that time, humanity did not know fornication.
The implant of the Kundabuffer organ was in order for the letter Teth, which is related with the sense of taste, related with the mouth, and for the letter Iod, because Iod is in relation with the sexual organ hidden within Teth.
So we hold here the two senses: touch and taste. That is why it is written when the serpent gave the fruit to Eve, which is the serpent related with procreation, Eve tasted, because the serpent is in relation with the sense of taste. And this is why when you move the tongue or when someone wants to imitate the serpent, it comes out, or the serpentine like the taste, but that taste is given to the sex. And touch, because the organ that is most related with the sense of touch is the sexual organ, it is the most sensitive; so behold there, the mystery.
And this is why after that eating of that forbidden fruit, which is sex, the senses of the physical world develop; you know, Eve (the sexual organs) helps Adam, and Adam, the brain, develops. Here in the head we find the smell, the sight, the ears, everything up here that’s why the head, right? And we start perceiving the physical world.
So that is why the Bible says, ‘And their eyes were opened!’ - and not only their eyes, but also their nose, their ears, all the senses, and they started perceiving the three dimensional world more.
But unfortunately, there was the big mistake, and the practice of fornication resulted from it. Some of them did not return after that development. The Kundabuffer organ was a necessity at that time. And is a necessity because the souls, the Monads, need to know good and evil, but at a certain limit, in order to return as Gods, knowing good and evil.
But there was a big mistake, a miscalculation, and the kundabuffer organ was left in place for a long time, which became the tail of Satan. And humanity, instead of returning and acquiring knowledge of good and evil, kept fornicating and degenerating themselves. So then they were building inside of their brain the Great Babylon, do you understand that?
That is why it is written that the Great Babylon is seated in seven hills: this is precisely two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and the mouth. Above them is the brain that receives all the information, all the impressions from the physical world, in order to build that sinful mind that we have, which is identified with desire. We have to conquer desire in order to become Gods. Nobody becomes an Angel or transforms himself into a true Human Being if he or she does not conquer desire.
The laws given by ancient Avatars and Patriarchs give certain ways in order for you to stop the abuse of desire, especially sexual desire, in order to develop your brain according to evolution. Yet, the real objective of evolution is to create objective reasoning, which is through chastity.
But now everybody has Iraq, Babylon, in their head, in their brain. So Babylon is not only in Iraq, Babylon is in the whole Earth. That is why it is called in the book of Revelation ‘Babylon the Great’, the great Harlot, whose number is six hundred and sixty six.
It is not a certain person, as many people think: it is all people. This is the mind that we built since that time of Lemuria up until this moment.
The great Avatar has been sending messengers with Angels to fight against Babylon. And of course religious people in this day and age, they think that they are very good and they are just pointing to Babylon there in Iraq, poor people that are also from Babylon as well, but we also are from Babylon.
Meanwhile, Eden, that garden that is written in the Bible, symbolically, was between the Euphrates and the Tigres (the rivers in Iraq). So how come Eden is also there? It is a symbol that we have to understand and comprehend.
Of course, in another lecture we say the seven hills upon which the Great Whore is seated are the seven capital sins; yes, of course. Beginning with lust, with that origin you see, I’m telling you that touch and taste of the serpent gives you lust. And from there come the other senses, developed, through which we feed pride, anger, greed, gluttony, laziness, which is the outcome of the wrong transformation of impressions. The outcome of desire, which is fed always through the five senses; so do you understand this? Do you follow what I am explaining here?
This is related precisely with the Ray of Creation in Malkuth, the way in which evolution and devolution transform the forces in different rounds in order for the Monad to acquire mastery. I am referring to our Monad, our own particular individual Jehovah, our own particular Elohim, because each one of us has his own particular Jehovah; there is not one Jehovah: there are as many Jehovah’s as people in the Earth, there are as many Elohim as people in the Earth, but they need to conquer themselves. They need to conquer the Earth. They need to conquer Matzarim.
That is why it is written that when Moses (who was the great Avatar at that time), went up into the world of Atziluth, Kether appeared before him, but hidden in the burning bush, which is Daath, because as fire is how he expresses himself.
“What is your name?” asked Moses.
And then his particular individual Elohim said to him, “Eheie-asher-Eheie” The translation is, “I am the One who IS.” Not as the Bible says, “I am the one that I am,” because I am not that which He is!
“Descend to the people,” he says, and sends Moses to Matzarim (Egypt), between the waters, which at that time was Poseidonis, Atlantis, because that civilisation at that moment was in Kali Yuga.
Every root race has four Yugas, and the Kali Yuga is the last Yuga during which the people degenerate. In the beginning, the Atlantean civilization was beautiful, but in the time of Moses it was in its Kali Yuga. And all the great symbols and religions of Egypt (Atlantis) were already degenerated.
Nonetheless, Moses studied in Egypt, meaning that he nourished himself with the doctrine of the Atlanteans, which is the pure Kabbalah.
Now let me tell you another thing: the Atlanteans and the Mayans are the same as well. Mayans and Atlanteans are no different from one another; it’s just a matter of language.
Moses learned Kabbalah; all the symbols that Moses used are Egyptian-Atlantean symbols. Of course if you study those symbols “to the dead letter” (literally), you do not find similitude. But when you go deep down into the symbols of the Egyptian-Atlanteans, the whole doctrine of Moses is there, but applied in a different way.
He was the first one that wrote the story of this Aryan Root Race: it is written in the Bible, that book is called Genesis. The last one that wrote according to this transformation was John the Divine, the book of Revelation, so these are Kabbalistic books threaded with the same thing.
Now repeating the same words of Moses, “We have to leave Matzarim.” We have to go out of Babylon the Great, but that is not outside of us, it is inside of us. And the only one that can take us out of there is Kether, the Iod. Nothing is moving within the wheel of Samsara without the will of Iod, Kether, without the will of the Father. That is His law. And that is why He controls the law.
The Pharaoh is a symbol; he is the Minister, which is the ego, of course, inside of us. That intellect that we have, that is the Pharaoh. Moses has to come in order to transform us, and in order to teach us. Then we have to defeat the Pharaoh by doing the ten wonders that Moses did; because if you read the wonders that Moses did before leaving Matzarim, Egypt, Malkuth, he did ten, which are related with the tree of life. And that is why Iod (10) is in relation with the touch, with the hand that touches.
Remember in this moment Michelangelo, and how he painted God making Adam. If you trace the sign of the infinite between God and Adam in the Sistine chapel, you will find the Holy Eight, and that is precisely the symbol of how the Iod creates, because the infinite is two hands touching: One that gives and the other that receives. But this God that Michelangelo painted is not one, by himself: Michelangelo painted an Elohim. Of course there is an old man there, but he is carried by cherubim, with seraphim around him. In that painting are many Angels around an old man (Kether), there are many, not one; they are Elohim. The only figure that appears as one is Adam. So, the Elohim in that sign of the infinite create Adam, because Elohim are many.
In other words, that is why it is written that El (God) expresses through the Elohim, and in the middle of the Elohim he judges, because every Elohim in itself, every Angel, every God, has a spinal column, and Iod (Kether), the sexual force in Malkuth, has to rise up it in order to make the letter Vav in their spinal column.
And this is how the Iod, Kether, is in the middle of the spinal column of the Elohim, the Gods and Goddesses, and in the middle of them, he judges. Meaning, Kether is everywhere in every single God, whether this God is from the Hebrew pantheon, whether from the Hindu pantheon, from the Mayan-Aztec pantheon, from the Egyptian pantheon; since Kether, the Iod, is the origin of the fire that is powered in each one of them.
But we are not self-realized Elohim, or in other words, our own particular Monad still needs to work with the Sphinx, which is the symbol of the forces of the elements.
It is written that there is a great ordeal faced by any initiate who enters into the temple of the Sphinx. That temple still exists, but let me tell you, it exists not physically, but in the internal worlds. If you go in the Astral plane you can find that temple. And anyone who enters there has to pass the Ordeal of the Sanctuary.
What is the Ordeal of the Sanctuary? The Ordeal of the Sanctuary encompasses all of the Ordeals that you experience during the self-realisation. That is why it is written that if you pass the Ordeal of the Sanctuary you receive the Seal of Solomon, which means the self-realisation of your Being. But for that, as Moses controlled the four elements, you have also to control the four elements. But no one can control the four elements outside, if you do not control them inside.
The voluptuous undines are related with your sexual waters.
The salamanders of fire are related with your anger, with your hatred, with your envy, all of those desires that are within your solar plexus that you have to transform into virtues. But if you are always angry, always envious, always greedy, always damning everybody, you are a slave of the salamanders, because anger is a frustrated desire.
And if you want to be saved only by raising your arm aloft, that is laziness. So you are a slave of the Gnomes, because the Gnomes are diligence. They are the ones that transmute the lead in the Planet Earth into gold, another transformation they do in the mineral kingdom made by the Gnomes. We have to imitate the Gnomes in order to be diligent alchemists, moment after moment. You have to do the work; you have to be practical.
And of course we are slaves of Babylon: our own thoughts, our own intellect, because we are not controlling the “air.” In order to control the air, we have to control it in the way that we talk. Because, it is according to our thoughts how we talk, do you realise that?
The Four Elements are within, we have to control them, and for that we need willpower. That willpower is symbolised by the staff in the middle of the paws of the Sphinx, which can also be a sword. Willpower!
And that willpower is also related with Moses, he is willpower. But not that selfish willpower that we have here, because Moses came from Sinai obeying Iod, obeying Kether, “Eheie,” who said “Go and I will be with you.”
So everything that Moses did in Matzarim, in Malkuth, in order to liberate the forces of his own consciousness, was thanks to Elohim, his own particular Iod, the force which was in the spinal column, which was the serpent Nahash. So everything that he does is because of the serpent, because of Iod, because of Teth, and he succeeds. This is the same that we have to do; to work with these forces within. And that is hidden in the Iod, the whole work is hidden in IO, the number ten.
Questions and Answers
Audience: You said something about the Elohim, the creators, that they made a miscalculation with the kundabuffer organ? I mean aren’t these creators supposed to be perfect or something, how could they make these kind of errors?
Instructor: The only One that is perfect is Kether, Iod.
When one succeeds and performs the work of Moses, or the work of Buddha, or the work of Jesus, we become an Angel, and finally the higher level is a Cosmocreator. Those Cosmocreators receive different levels of objective reasoning.
What is the objective reasoning? The way in which an Angel, an Archangel, a Cosmocreator expresses or develops the wisdom of Kether. So any Cosmocreator has different degrees of objective reasoning; there are six degrees. The highest degree is called ‘Anklad.’
In the cosmos, the Cosmocreators help in creation. But every planet has different karma. When at that time in Lemuria, humanity started thinking to commit suicide in masses, a Cosmocreator was sent here in order to fix the problem, and to help humanity to really see the three dimensional world in order to keep ahead with their evolution in the fourth round.
The Archangel Sakaki came, who is a Cosmocreator, and did his job, but it was not the first time that he did it. He did it many times on different planets, in other words he was skilful in that. But when he arrived at the planet Earth he forgot his inner Being, in other words he did not consult his Kether.
This planet Earth has different karma; during the three previous rounds of planet Earth there was a lot of karma. And Sakaki did not take that into account. He did this cosmic operation many times, so this he was just doing it the same way. If he would have consulted his Inner Being, his Kether, Kether would have said “Wait a minute, my son, you can help this planet as you did with other planets, yet, this planet Earth is different. Study the previous rounds and you will see that here you will apply the same treatment, but not as long like as the other planets.”
But he did not consult his Inner Being, his Kether.
Do you realise that, do you understand that, do you comprehend that? Kether is all-knowing, but the Sons of God sometimes do things willingly without thinking that they are doing bad. That is what happened with Sakaki; he committed a mistake. If he had consulted his Inner Being, he would not have committed that mistake, but he forgot his Inner Being. That is why it is written that when Master Jesus received the mission that he was going to perform on the planet Earth, he realised the great responsibility and he said, “Father, if it is possible, take this cup away from me, but not my will but thine be done.” That is the manner that we have to will, always.
That is why Sakaki committed that mistake. He left the kundabuffer organ in humanity for too long and the outcome was the results that we see here. It is a great problem; that is why many Avatars, many Messengers, were sent to the planet Earth in order to fix the problem, because the amount of ego that we have is too much.
Normally, a humanity creates 10% of ego; only that much. So then they go around along with the other civilisations, the other planetary humanities, but on the planet Earth it is overwhelming, it is 97% ego. So that is why we are eschewed from the planetary civilisations; they visit us, they observe us, but they realise that we are dangerous. They know that we can infect other civilisations easily, as the Europeans infected the Mayans. The Mayans were of course with ego, but they did not have diseases, they did not have all the problems that American civilisations have because of the Europeans. They brought even syphilis, that was unknown in America.
So in the same way, that is why the great mistake committed on this planet is still trying to be resolved and this is why there is a big problem here.
Audience: Is there anyone that is at least beyond the absolute who is perfect and cannot make a mistake?
Instructor: Well, beyond Kether is the Absolute, which is perfect. But I’m telling you, when you forget that you have a Being, and even meaning to do things well, you commit mistakes.
Of course there are many Avatars, and that Great Messenger who is above all of them is the Master Jesus (Master Aberamentho), who is not a Cosmocreator but a Paramarthasatya; he is already an inhabitant of the Ain. And he came, and he is here still with the Earth, because he is still alive. He is a resurrected Master, as are many other Masters, but according to the pyramids of Egypt, Jesus is on top, while after him, below, are Buddha Shakyamuni and many others.
Audience: Can you explain more about the Ordeal of the Sanctuary, what does it entail?
Instructor: The Ordeal of the Sanctuary begins with public lectures; you hear the lectures, you follow the doctrine, you start practising and eventually, when you self realise yourself, you resurrect from the dead – that’s the end of the Ordeal. It is all the Ordeals combined.
Audience: How many?
Instructor: As many as you pass!
Audience: When the Kundabuffer was placed in the Lemurian society… were they supposed to start fornicating or were they just supposed to know more about desire?
Instructor: Well, in order to develop the kundabuffer they had to fornicate, right? Of course, there is a certain limit, the Kundabuffer only develops when you crystallise the energy in the wrong way. So that’s the way in order to fall because you know Malkuth is a fallen Sephirah, but it falls in order to return, this is a terrible necessity for the involving Ray of Creation. If you do not know evil, how are you going to become a God? How are you going to return into the Absolute without knowing evil? You have to know the good and the evil or, better said, the two forces: evolution and devolution, because good and evil are really two words that are placed in the wrong way. Obviously, other humanities received the Kundabuffer organ and they obtained the knowledge of good and evil, yet, these have caused so much hassle in the Earth.
Yes, here on the planet Earth, still, people like to know more and more evil. And they worship evil, or devolution. There are a lot of people out there worshipping devolving forces, just like in the time of Atlantis, and it is precisely because of karma. The karma that we have is so heavy that since Lemuria it sank us into Klipoth, in Atlantis they sank into Klipoth, and now this whole Humanity is in Klipoth.
We are in Malkuth physically, but our psyche belongs to Klipoth, and we need to make a great revolution, a transformation. We have to study the book of Revelation that explains the steps in order to annihilate Babylon the Great, the Harlot that we have in the head, and that is a transformation.
Audience: Obviously in the animal kingdom there is adultery and fornication, is that their way of crystallising the lunar bodies?
Instructor: The thing is that in any planet, the planet needs solar vibrations and lunar vibrations. That is why there are four kingdoms. You see, for instance, the plant kingdom, the mineral kingdom - they do not have the body of desire. The body of desire starts to develop in the animals. And that body of desire is built by nature in the animals in order to crystallize the lunar vibrations that help the inner layers of the planet to stabilize.
When we enter into the human kingdom, we are still animals. A true Human Being does not fornicate, does not spill the semen, only an animal does it, because they are crystallising heavy forces.
But when you want to stop continuing like that (like animal), then you have to stop being an animal and to make a transmutation of the forces in order to go up, according to the Ray of Creation, to return as we explained in the letter “Zayin,” so let us return the energy. But if we do not do it, then obviously we continue sinking into Klipoth and fortifying the ego, the animal ego which is overwhelmingly strong and is alive in each one of us in Klipoth.
Audience: What kind of Karma has Sakaki received for leaving the kundabuffer organ on for too long?
Instructor: Well, that is karma called Katancia. Katancia is a superior karma related with the Gods, related with the Cosmocreators, with the Angels. And obviously he has to pay that in the next cosmic day or Mahamanvantara. This is a problem among the Gods, but he has to pay of course because nobody can mock the law.
This is why we have to be careful in what we say, what we teach, because this is related with Katancia.
Audience: Can you elaborate about the Elohim of each one of us, how do we each have our own?
Instructor: Elohim means “Gods and Goddesses.” We elaborate that with the tree of life. Remember the tree of life is a symbol that explains the whole cosmos, the creation, the evolution of the planets and the planet Earth, and as well our own particular individuality.
Elohim is “many,” and we have own particular Elohim: Kether, Chokmah, Binah; the three Gods in one God as Christianity says. Or three forces in one force. But really, Kether is three. The crown, Kether, is seven in relation with the Cosmocreators, the law of seven; the law of the Heptaparaparshinokh. Kether is also twelve related with the Bottom (Malkuth), here especially because in Malkuth everybody enters through Iod into the world.
Don’t we come from the phallus of our father, the Iod of our father? And Malkuth is the woman, the matter, the mother. You see even the word matter comes from Mother in Latin (mater). So the woman receives the Iod of the man, and within her womb, nine months in the ninth sphere, Malkuth, she creates and delivers.
So creation is between ‘Iod’ and ‘Heh,’ or IO in other words. And that is of course how the Iod brings souls into the twelve constellations, because each one of us is related to a zodiacal sign of the twelve signs. Those are the twelve tribes of Israel; so behold, Iod is also related with 12 and is also related with 24, the 24 Elders of the book of revelation, so Iod is also related to 48. Iod is everywhere, because God is everywhere.
In synthesis, we will say everything is in Iod, but in potentiality. God, Iod, is in activity within a few of his creations, only those that self-realise Iod, and this is Elohim. Elohim is within and without, inside and outside.
Audience: What are the levels of Being?
A. The levels of Being are related with that which we are explaining here. The higher level is the level of ‘Ishmech,’ or as we said the Anklad level, in which we really obtain a lot of objective reasoning. The lower level, well, that is the level we are in, we are in the lower level trying to understand.
Audience: You mentioned that Egypt, Mexico, and Spain are parts of Atlantis, what about what comes in between them? Not only is there the Atlantic Ocean but at least for the direction of Egypt would be most of Northern Africa.
Instructor: Yes, at that time Northern Africa was the coast of Atlantis, South Africa was part of it, but most of the continent of Africa was at the bottom of the ocean.
So at the time of Atlantis, Spain was the coast of Atlantis, as well as Egypt, as well as Mexico. With the sinking of Atlantis, then the land changed, many lands emerged and formed the great continents of Africa and America, because at that time there was only the north part of South America, but with the submerging of Atlantis arose Argentina, for instance, and Brazil where you find the big jungles and many other lands that before where in the bottom of the ocean.
So the geography or the physiognomy of the Earth was not the same, it is always changing.
Audience: They say at the tops of mountains in Spain you find sea shells.
Instructor: Yes, and many other places you find things like that. Other lands were the coast of that great continent, as well the axis of the Earth was different. The poles were once the equator. The equator was the poles and the poles were the equator.
And in the Himalayas also you will find those sea shells, from many sea creatures, yes.
Audience: How do we control what we say?
Instructor: That implies a lot of meditation because you have to learn how to hear your intuition. The intuition is the voice of your inner Monad, your inner Elohim, your inner Jehovah. You see for instance, Kabbalah means “to receive” (kabel). You have to learn how to receive the information of your Being in order to give it, in order to explain it. And for that, you have to open your heart. And that is by remembering God from moment to moment, from second after second, because God is omnipresent. He is here right now.
God has no form, so then you have to remember that he is within you. Part of that God is within you, that is why we said the particles of pain of Kether are within our body, suffering.
And that is why Moses is sent to liberate us, but that is willpower that we need in order to exercise that remembering from moment to moment of our inner God in order to liberate those parts.
And by listening to our inner Elohim by meditating and awakening the consciousness is how we learn what to say, the moment in which we have to be silent, the moment when we want to speak. If you follow that, you will know the moment when you do charity and when you should not do charity.
God knows everything, but unfortunately we listen always to Babylon the Great which is the mind, and our mind makes a mess of everything.
Audience: Does that mean that time is that component to control time?
Instructor: Time does not exist as we understand it. We have to be here now. Not in the past, not in the future, here now! God is always here in the present, it is a continuous activity of life that enters through your senses and needs to be transformed, but unfortunately we are slaves of time, which is our mind, that is what we always remember; you see, time is related to traditions, customs, all that which we have in the mind. People for instance are afraid to enter into the path because they have to renounce their race, their blood, and many things.
That is why we have in the physical body two types of blood. One, the impure blood that is created in the liver, is where we have Nephesh, the animal appetites, so that is where the blood is created and this is why we behave in the animalistic way. But Nous, which is in the left ventricle of the heart, is the atom that obeys the inner God, where the incretion is, and Nous purifies the blood by sending the impure blood in the heart to the lungs then we purify. But now we have made of the atmosphere a filthy thing, you know there is this smog. We should go to the forest in order to purify ourselves with pure oxygen, because we exhale poison, which the plants take and transform into oxygen.
You see we exhale poison because we are full of poison, and we breathe in oxygen that the plants give in order to purify the blood. That purification is an action of Aleph which is the wind, the air, Ruach.
And the blood circulates after that, but we always divide it into impure blood and good blood. So therefore we have to work in the self-realisation until the whole blood is purified, and that is only done by the fire, which is of course Christ. It is a transformation of alchemy.
Audience: What is the relation between our Elohim and the Cosmocreators?
Instructor: Well, the Cosmocreators are Angels or Archangels or Monads who are in direct contact with the Ain Soph Aur, which is the light or source of life from the Absolute. Our Elohim is also in contact with the Ain Soph through the Cosmocreators.
So the Elohim, in other words our own particular Elohim, belongs to a Ray, and that Ray is a Cosmocreator that is in contact with the Ain Soph Aur; we depend on it.
We have to transform ourselves in order to be directly dependent from the Ain Soph Aur, but that implies self-realisation of the Being. That is the Great Work. Meanwhile, before reaching that level, we depend on the Cosmocreators, we depend on the Angels, who are above our Elohim because all of us are fallen. Any fornicator - his Elohim is a failure, while anyone that self-realises, his Elohim is a conqueror. The Monads on this Planet Earth are failures because most of the people here are fornicators.