This is a transcription of the audio lecture Twenty two Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah 20 Arcanum 20 Resurrection originally given live on Gnostic Radio, which you can download for free.
Resurrection is rooted in the Latin word “resurgere” which means to resurge, remerge, to re-emerge; therefore, in order to deeply understand the meaning or the way in which we have to re-emerge, to resurge, to resurrect, it is necessary to talk about Christ because, according to many esotericists of the past, they state that the only being that resurrected is Christ. Yes, we understand this, but from the esoteric point of view. Thus, here again we have to emphasize the statement that we have been repeating many times: “Christ is not a person, but an energy.”
Christ is a Greek word that comes from the root, Khristos, which means worshipper of fire. So, in synthesis, we have to state that Christ is fire, and that Christ is the only one that can resurrect, and this is the main point of this lecture.
Christ resurrected within the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Christ resurrected within the body of Moses, within the body of Abraham, within the body of Krishna, within the body of Quetzalcoatl, Hermes Trismesgistus, St. Germaine, Babaji, Dante Alighieri, etc.
Christ is the energy that descends from the Abstract Absolute Space, into the different worlds that are very well described in the Tree of Life (Kabbalah) with the names of Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah, and Assiah.
In the world of Assiah, that energy (that fire that is called Christ) descends into the very bottom, the very center of the earth, which is the ninth sphere. So that is the final journey that energy takes from the Ain Soph into the different types of matter that are within the different worlds that we have described.
There is a law named: the law of the Cosmic Common Trogoautoegocrat. This law is related with the Solar Absolute, which in Kabbalah receives the name of the Ain Soph Aur. The Ain Soph Aur, the Solar Absolute, is the abode of the first cosmos, the protocosmos, which is not a manifested cosmos, but unmanifested, because it is within the unknowable, within the Abstract Absolute Space. We have described the Abstract Absolute Space many times in our lectures and in the books of Kabbalah. It is stated that the Solar Absolute is divided into three parts:
- the Ain
- the Ain Soph
- the Ain Soph Aur
The Ain Soph Aur is that first emanation of the Ain Soph, within which we find a type of matter which is immortal, eternal. The beings that abide in the Ain Soph Aur (the Solar Absolute) breathe light. Here is where we find that which we call the Cosmic Christ, but unmanifested. If we want to find the origin of quanta, then we go to the Ain Soph Aur. Aur in Hebrew means light. Ain Soph Aur means “the limitless light.” This light in Latin is lux.
Light and fire are two things which are equal. There cannot be light without fire, neither fire without light. So the fire is the carrier of the light. That is why it was stated that the first emanation was that beautiful angel, called in Latin “Lucifer,” or light and fire, or carrier of light. That entity or that force, that energy called Christ, receives many names in different religions according to the language, the tradition.
Such a light needs cosmic units that serve it as focus or transmitters of its own essence. The transmitters of the Ain Soph Aur’s own essence are those cosmic units that are called suns: stars. Those cosmic units must not have any devolving element within their womb or infra-dimensions. Every single cosmic unit has its own particular infra-dimensions, as we always speak here about the world Klipoth, which are the nine spheres under the Earth. So those nine infra-dimensions exist not only in the Earth, but in every planet, including the Sun. But in order for a planet to become a sun, the devolving or infra-dimensions must be clean—no demons, not a single devolving creature can exist in those cosmic units or transmitters. Of course, all the planets in space, in the infinite, long for that state, for that level, in order to serve the Ain Soph Aur as transmitters of the Solar Light or the Solar Absolute.
The Solar Absolute, the Ain Soph Aur, belongs to the seventh dimension; it is beyond the Universe. The seventh dimension is always divided in two parts: the unknowable and the knowable. The knowable part of that seventh dimension is related with the world Atziluth, where we find the Trimurti: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, which along with the Ain Soph Aur form that famous Tetragrammaton.
So then we find here that those cosmic units, or transmitters of the Solar Light, become the center of any solar system, of any galaxy, of any constellation. We have our own particular one, which is called Ors; that is the name of our sun. So the sun Ors, of this solar system of Ors, is the center. We would say that is the physical body that transmits the light of the Ain Soph Aur that comes from the seventh dimension. This is how the light travels from the unknowable to the knowable, to finally reach the Earth.
Christ is the Cosmic Christ. If we take all of the suns, stars of the universe, and make a body with all of them, we will have then the physical body of Christ. Thus, this is why we say that Christ is the center, the life of any universe, any galaxy, any planet, any moon, because it is always in the center, in the core of any planet. However, the sun is the only world that can transmit and direct such a law - which is the law of the Cosmic Common Trogoautoegocrat, the law of the reciprocal nourishment of matter, the law of “to swallow and to be swallowed”—the way in which all the Universe is sustained. Thus, the solar energy that enters into the planets returns, and must return to the sun by the action of that law, which action is obviously shown in all of nature.
I.e. Let us see this planet Earth—the solar energy comes, goes into its core, there it merges, nourishes; it is transformed in the different metals, minerals, and through the plants and animals - as we explained in other lectures - and thereafter this transformed light is returned into space and to the Solar Absolute. This is the law of the Cosmic Common Trogoautoegocrat. The universe cannot exist without this law.
In the mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, and animal kingdom, the action of such law is performed by means of the intelligence of masters (monads, angels, archangels), as we already explained in other lectures. Thus, all the monads that inhabit all of those kingdoms, in different bodies of minerals, plants, and animals, obey the direction of the angels. So therefore that transformation is always harmonious and perfect. The problem is when the physical bodies of those monads - through evolution - acquire intellect in the animal kingdom, because then they cannot exercise dominion over their souls, thus, the souls start squandering the Solar Light - as you already know, since we explained it in many lectures - the Solar Light of the Ain Soph Aur, abides in the sexual energy, which is the ninth sphere, Yesod.
In the animal kingdom, the irrational animals obey the law, thus they do not squander the sexual force through the sexual act. But in the intellectual animal kingdom, the creatures start squandering the sexual force, not only through lust, but through all the seven capital sins that we know: anger, hatred, laziness, gluttony, envy, pride, greed, etc., and that is why the planet Earth cannot be a the main transmitter or center of the solar system, because for this to happen, it needs more development. Suns are those planets which are completely perfect in all of the kingdoms - as is the case of our Sun – thus the humanity of the Sun is a different humanity, it is totally made of Solar human beings. All of its kingdoms transform the solar energy in a perfect manner. All of these suns or stars are necessary for the Solar Absolute, for the Christ, in order to give life, and to give it in abundance.
Let us see and study how the Solar Light transforms, transmits, and returns, or is returned into its own source according to the movements of the planet Earth. Christ is always related with the cross. If we observe how the solar light comes into the Earth, then we have to use our imagination and to understand that the North Pole is above and the South Pole is below—this is why when we talk about the north we always point above and south is always below. The North Pole is related with the head; remember that the Hebrew letter Reish is related with the head and the South Pole is related with the Yesod, if you use your imagination in relation with the Solar Light.
So behold how the Solar Light makes the miracle of life on this planet; it does it through the fours seasons. If you make a cross in the middle of the planet Earth, then you have the cross within the circle. Then you recall the four seasons, then you see that spring, summer, fall, and winter, are related with the cross, with the marvelous miracle of life, related with the four letters of the holy name of God: Iod Hei Vav Hei. That is why Malkuth, Assiah, is always related with the holy name.
This is how Christ (the Ain Soph Aur) descends in order to transform the Earth; nevertheless, for the law of the Cosmic Common Trogoautoegocrat to happen in the planets, this must happen in all same nature, in every single organism, through the reciprocal nourishment of the whole species.
According to the rotation of the Earth and its movement around the Sun, on the 25th of December the sun starts rising towards the north. In December, here in the Northern Hemisphere, each day there is more darkness than light. But on the 25th of December and the solstice of winter is when light from the south starts rising. Using your imagination, and understand that Yesod is in the south. So this is how the Solar Light rises in the planet and that is why at that time is celebrated Christmas, or the birth of Christ, the Solar Light.
Little by little, the sun is rising and going towards the north, and when it is passing from the south to the north, exactly in the equator, the equinox of spring happens. That equinox falls in April, sometimes in March; it depends on the cosmic movement of the Earth. So when the sun is precisely at the very north, the zenith of the planet, according to the seasons, then we have summer. Summer is in July and August, when the days are very long, when the solar energy enters directly into the Chakra Sahasrara (the crown chakra, the Kether Chakra, the Reish) of the Earth, in order to give life; so all of nature is filled with light. But then, according to Earth’s movement the solar energy goes down towards the fall or autumn, because the sun eventually returns to the south again. Then, we find the falling of the Solar Light into the infra-dimensions; this is actually related with that famous celebration of Halloween. And finally, of course, winter enters again.
So that is the movement of the Solar Light within the cross. This is why ancient Gnostic Initiates created many symbols when explaining all that intelligent movement of the Solar Light; there are many symbols about that, but the most beautiful symbol is the cross with the crucified one on it, because the law of that Solar Light is sacrifice. So in the crucifix, Christ is symbolized by a human being, who is the goal of nature; yes, the crucified human being symbolizes that man made into the image of God. The cross is the symbol of that intelligence (Binah); such is the goal of the universe. This is why we exist.
Thus, the Solar Absolute, the ray of Okidanokh, Christ, Avalokiteshvara, etc., wants to create solar men who will become its vehicles. So, as the sun is a vehicle of that light, a transmitter of that light, likewise, we have to imitate the sun and become transmitters of solar light. Nevertheless, such a human Christification process cannot happen mechanically like the mechanical cosmic movement of the earth.
What we have explained here is the mechanical transformation of nature in relation with the Solar Light and the cosmic movement of the Earth; such cosmic motion happens mechanically, and also intelligently. We have to understand this. Mechanically, because the elements that act in such a transformation, act under the will of the monads without experience, yet they act collectively, mechanically, in accordance with the intelligent direction of the angels. And this is why we said it happens mechanically, and at the same time intelligently.
Understand that the human process of transformation or Christification is the solar drama that relates with what we are explaining here. The solar drama begins the 25th of December, and is shown in the transformation of the life of Jesus Christ written in the four gospels of Christianity. Yet, this drama does not belong only to Christianity. You can find that drama represented in Egyptian mysticism; you can find that drama in other cultures and civilizations.
The problem with this present western humanity is that they fell into the great mistake of believing that the solar Christic drama that we explain here belongs only to Jesus of Nazareth. Yes, he is a great master, a great avatar, a great messenger, but he is not the only Christified one. Moreover, the planet Earth is not the only planet that knows about this Christic cosmic drama. This Christic cosmic drama is known by other humanities of other planets, of other solar systems, because this drama happens everywhere in the universe. The date may change, because the date which we are explaining here, the 25th of December, the equinox of spring, etc., is in relation with the rotation of the Earth around the Sun. But if we refer to Mars, if we refer to Venus, it might be different, but it is the same event because the Solar Light will execute the same work.
This is why when that Solar Light was doing that work consciously within the body of Jesus, that omniscient Light, the Ain Soph Aur said, “I am the light of the world,” because the Light of the world is the Solar Light. This is why in ancient times the Egyptians worshiped the sun, the Incas worshiped the Sun, and many great religions in the past worshiped the Sun. But it is not, as the ignoramuses of this day and age think, that they did not understand what the Sun was and so therefore they thought, “oh, the Sun is God.” No; the ancient people were clairvoyant and knowledgeable and they knew that any sun is a transmitter, the physical transmitter of the Ain Soph Aur, which is not a person but a force, a cosmic force, that descends and gives life to the world of Atziluth, the world of Briah, the world of Yetzirah, and the world of Assiah, and even into the infernal worlds—because that light is ultra-violet in heaven and infra-red in hell.
So therefore you find how great avatars in the past came and taught about the same drama, since the goal of any initiate is to incarnate that light. Or in other words, what any initiate wants is for that light to resurge, to resurrect within the physical body, within the soul, within the mind, within the spirit, and this is what is called resurrection, because the only entity that can resurrect is Christ. When that energy resurrects in the matter, it transforms it; this is what is called transformation or as we said transmutation, which will be the theme of the next lecture (Arcanum 21).
That solar light descends into the four worlds (Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah, and Assiah), but the only world that can individualize that light is that world called the human being, the Zauir Anpin. The individualization of that light in our own individual being is the goal, and this is done precisely through initiation. This is what is called the Passover from the animal kingdom into the human kingdom and that many initiates have explained in different ways: this is, through the transmutation of the sexual energy we abandon the animal kingdom (which is related with the world of mechanicity) - symbolically speaking in the Bible as the world of Egypt. This is when we leave Egypt, when we go to the exodus, in order to enter into the promised land, which is the level of the human made into the image of God. But, we repeat, this is not a mechanical process.
It is not like many religions in this day and age think, that in the final times, in the last judgment, God will come and resurrect them—yes, there are people who think that way—this is why they do not burn their bodies, they bury them, because they think that at the end of times God will come and will unite all those bones and flesh and all the dead will resurrect. It is very puerile to think in that way. It shows lack of knowledge about these serious matters.
We have to comprehend this, we have to understand that we have to manage the solar energy; we have to control it by will, because the intelligences that are in the animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom, through their will did that for us - when we were just mechanical vehicles - in order to perform such transformation for the purpose of nature, of the cosmos, of creation. However, now, in this level in which we are, they gave us as a gift the intellect with which we reason, because only the intellectual animal can enter initiation; a mule cannot do it, a donkey cannot do it, a bull cannot do it, because they do not have reasoning. The animal vehicle that can do it needs to have three brains, and this is why we have three brains or three nervous systems:
- the central nervous system
- the grand sympathetic nervous system
- the parasympathetic or Vagus
They are vehicles of the solar light, the light of the Ain Soph Aur that works through the three primary forces (Kether, Chokmah, Binah: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) in Atziluth and through the duality in Briah, the world of creation.
So the solar energy of Atziluth descends from the Ain Soph Aur and enters into our head from the North Pole and is distributed according to how we live life.
The final outcome of transformation of the Ain Soph Aur within our bodies is that which we call the hebrew letter Nun, the fish: the sperm and the ovum. Thus our sperm and ovum are the final journey of our solar inheritance. Therefore, if we ejaculate the sperm through the orgasm - like the beasts – the solar force goes out of the body. How then is the Lord going to resurrect in us if we expel him out of the body? How do we expect to resurrect if the Lord is not inside of us? Do you think that the Lord, Christ, the Cosmic Jah-Chavah (because that is the name of Chokmah, the Sun, the Christ in Atziluth) who is the one that performs the drama – do you think that he is going to come to us just because we believe, or because we are receiving lectures, or because we are reading books, or because we follow the tradition of our religion for centuries, or because we go to church every Sunday — do you think that because of that we are going to resurrect? No, we will not! The one that performs the miracle of resurrection is the Lord, the Christ, the Solar Light, which is the only origin of life, which is in sexual energy. Imagine the sun vanishing from this solar system; if that would occur then the whole planet will die – life exists because of the sun, thus, we have to understand this in ourselves, too.
Another mistake is that we give a human shape to God; yes, we anthropomorphize divinity. This is why Moses prohibited the carving of images in order to avoid such a stupid type of belief. Yet, understand that symbols are made in order to help humanity, in order to explain all of this; thus, the most beautiful symbol, we repeat, is the cross and the crucified one on it.
The whole work that we have to perform in order to resurrect is on the cross: the vertical post is the male and the horizontal beam is the female. The vertical is Adam and the horizontal is Eve; male and female form the cross when we they are sexually united. With that symbol you will defeat the devil and the animal beasts that we have within; the cross is a symbol of transformation.
Therefore, the crucified one on the cross is the crucified force of Nun, and not what Christianity supposes, where believers believe that only Jesus of Nazareth is crucified on the cross. Obviously, you cannot put Nero as a symbol on that alchemical cross; you cannot put Attila on that cross; you cannot put Hitler on that cross. On the alchemical cross, we have to put as a symbol somebody who is already Christified, this, in order to show that the cross is the way. This does not mean that such an initiate is the one who is going to save us, that such a person is going to do the work for us. We understand that Jesus was crucified on the cross; yes, he was, but with one purpose: to show humanity that in order to reach the level that he reached - that is, a Christified one - we have to do it through the cross; thus, the cross is the way in order to reach perfection. But this wretched humanity thinks that Jesus who died two thousand years ago did this alchemical work for all of us, and now anybody who believes in him can sin through their whole life and if at the last minute they say: “I believe in Jesus,” they then go to heaven. This is really ridiculous, preposterous, ludicrous.
We have to understand the meaning of the cross - as we explained in the four seasons how the earth is transformed, likewise the cross will transform us. This is why the solar light descends on us from above and reaches, as we said, the sexual organs, Yesod. Now, we have to return, to re-emerge the light, and that is done through the process of initiation that is represented in the drama lived by Jesus; the return of the light is a resurrection that is performed in different degrees.
First, we resurrect the solar light in the physical body by teaching the physical body how to absorb the solar light. That is why you find here in the Twentieth Arcanum depicted at the bottom of the illustration, in the waters of life, you find only one column—the other column disappeared, only one remains, which is the spinal column. If you associate the two columns with Adam and Eve, you understand that Eve - the lunar serpent, which is the creative organ that spills the force as an animal in order to multiply the genre like animals - is no longer there, because all the energy is transmuted.
The sarcophagus of Osiris depicted in this Arcanum is the same sarcophagus of Christ. What is a sarcophagus? A sarcophagus is that box within which is the mummy—that mummy is the energy, the base, the force. Master Paracelsus states that the mummia is the base of life for the physical body. If we associate that sarcophagus with the Hebrew letter Nun (Arcanum Fourteen), with the fish, then we understand better. It is written in the Egyptian mysteries that Osiris’ sarcophagus has the shape of a fish. That fish of Osiris’ sarcophagus is the same ark of Noah. Noah is written with the Hebrew letters Nun and Hei; Nun is fish in Aramaic. Thus, if we go further in this, we find the other prophet, the prophet Jonah. I-o-nah (Iod-Vav), “IO,” was swallowed by the fish (Nun-Hei) Noah; do you see, do you find the similarities here?
This card of resurrection is telling us that the whole work is performed within the sarcophagus, in order to rise from the dead. Who are the dead? In this case, it would be explained in two different ways:
- the dead are us; we are dead to the spiritual life.
- the dead also are those who achieve the annihilation of all those animal elements, psychological aggregates within themselves.
The whole work is done in darkness, because when that sarcophagus is closed it is only darkness. The whole work is performed in darkness. When Jonah was swallowed by the whale, by the big fish, he was in darkness. If you study the book of Jonah you will see there a prayer that has nine steps, this Kabbalistically speaking, of course it is also an alchemical symbol.
So then you find that the famous Ark of Noah is nothing else than the planet Earth itself, as well as the sarcophagus, and also the symbol of the initiate that enters to work with the great Arcanum.
First of all, let us study this in the cosmic way: the whole planet, Earth, is “Hei,” and the name of Noah is written with “Nun Hei.” In Hebrew we need only two letters in order to write the name of Noah: the letter Nun and the letter Hei, which represent the fish or sperm (Nun) within the water, or better said, within the matter, the uterus (Hei). In the cosmic way, such a uterus is the Earth itself, or better said, is that cosmic ovum. It is more beautiful to say, the ovum, which is the Earth - and if we go to the centre of that Earth in the very ninth sphere, we find the fire of Christ, we find Lucifer, the sexual strength, which is given through sexual matter, represented by the letter Nun. As you see, the sexual strength of the man comes from Nun, from the sperm—the more strong sperm he has, the more sexual strength he has. That is the power (Aun) of Shamash (the Sun), the power of – Shamshon - Samson.
The Descent into the Darkness
So then you find there, that when one enters into this path, one descends into the ninth sphere, descends to the center of the Earth, one enters into the Ark of Noah which is the Earth and one’s own philosophical Earth, the physical body (the sperm enters the Ovum within the Womb, the ninth sphere of Mother Earth). This is the symbol of Jonah. Or in other words, through alchemy one (as a sperm) is swallowed by the whale (the Ovum) and descends into the heart, the womb of the earth; because each one of us has to perform a mission.
Did you read about Jonah? He was told: “Arise, go and preach.” But when you preach, first, you have to be swallowed by the whale; this is how Jonah explains it. Because Jah-Chavah tells him:
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of Jah-Chavah, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of Jah-Chavah. – Jonah 1: 2, 3
Then Jah-Chavah prepared a great fish (Nun) to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of (Nun) the fish three days and three nights. Thereafter, the fish vomited out Jonah upon the dry land and he goes and preaches.
Thus Jonah preaches what he experienced. He preaches what he did, because he is a Resurrected Master. When the whale vomited out Jonah upon the dry land is when Jonah resurrected; which is precisely what the Master Jesus said in the Bible:
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. – Matthew 12: 39, 40
It is clearly explained there—the heart of the Earth is the center of the Earth, as well as the whale's belly, same thing; and the Ark of Noah symbolizes the same thing.
Presently, there are people who are still looking for a physical Ark on Mount Ararat. They do not realize that such an Ark is the energy of sex that has to rise from the coccyx, from the sexual organs, throughout the thirty three vertebrae, and to reach the Mount Ararat. The Mount Ararat is at the top of our head, the chakra Sahasrara; thus, if the Ark does not reach there, then we are swallowed; we are drowned; because here in the Mount Ararat, in the pineal gland, is where we have the dove (Jonah in Hebrew) of the Holy Spirit. This is why Jonah is found here, in the pineal gland. Yet, Noah in the beginning sends a crow, which is a symbol of death—which means that still we have to annihilate different animal elements in us in order to resurrect, in order to come out of the Ark. Noah coming with his family out of the Ark is the same as Jonah being vomited out from the whale's belly, as well as Jesus resurrecting after the third day after descending into hell; as the Apostles’ Creed states: “He descended into Hell and at the third day he rose again from the dead.”
We have to do the same thing: we have to go inside the whale's belly; we have to go into the center of the Earth; we have to perform the great work within the waters of Yesod; we have to be vomited out from the whale's belly; we have to come out of hell, and resurrect, and all of this is obviously related with the letter Reish, with the head; because the only objective of creation is to create a being capable of understanding God. A mule does not understand God; a horse does not understand God, but a human being does. For those people who do not believe in God, it is because they do not understand God, since, obviously, they are not human beings. Listen, a true human being does not need to believe in God, because God is performing his work through him; he is a vehicle of the Solar Light; he is a vehicle of God. As we said in other lectures he is that Ieshua, that transfigured being, the son of Nun.
There is something very hidden in the Old Testament about Joshua, the son of Nun. It is written in the beginning of the book of Joshua that Jah-Chavah spoke unto Joshua the son of Nun - Joshua or Ieshua as you see, is the same, it means “savior.” This is an initiatic process—first Moses, then Joshua or Ieshua. You have to be born from the waters like Moses, and then Joshua or Ieshua has to come to you, or as Christianity teaches, first you have to be baptized by John the Baptist in Yesod, and then finally Jesus comes in Hod —different stories but same meanings, same symbol.
The "Seraphim" Serpents of Fire
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents (Seraphim), and harmless as doves (Jonahs). - Matthew 10: 16
In Hod, in the third initiation of major mysteries, resurrection is experienced for the first time; in Hod is where the initiate is creating the astral body, and where he has his first experience of resurrection. Why? Because the world of Hod is related with the astral light. Hod is Hebrew for glory, and in Hod is where we see the light of the Lord. So when we create an astral body is when the solar light re-emerges, as a human within our psyche. Because the lunar astral body, the Kama Rupa - the body of desires that everybody has - is an animal body; and the Lord does not resurrect beasts. When the Lord enters Kama Rupa, he then discovers those demons, our psychological aggregates. All of those bestial elements that we have in our Kama Rupa squander the energies through lust, through greed, through gluttony, through laziness—do you realize this? That is why we need to create a body that is capable of transforming the solar Light as the sun does it—and that is the astral solar body.
But after creating that astral body, we have to annihilate the beast 666, which is within everybody. We cannot serve God and mammon at the same time, so we have to annihilate; this is a process. That is why in the Seven Words, a book written by Master Samael Aun Weor, he explained the third initiation—how the initiate experiences the birth of the Lord inside his astral body--crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension. But obviously that is not the end; because that is just the beginning of resurrection. After that, the Lord has to resurrect in the mind, has to resurrect in the will, in the soul, and in the spirit. In other words, as it is written, we have to raise seven serpents of fire.
When the seven serpents of fire are raised in the spinal columns of the seven bodies of the initiate, then we reach the world of Chesed. You see in the Tree of Life, Malkuth, Yesod, Hod, Netzach, Tiphereth, Geburah and Chesed or Gedulah. And when we have the seven serpents of fire, then behold an initiate that has resurrected in the fire. Any initiate can resurrect in the fire, of course, any initiate who follows the way of the cross. Notwithstanding, the way of the cross is also related with other elements that we are going to explain in other lectures, and not here, in order not to confuse things.
Serpents of Light
"And as Moses lifted up (the Seraph) the serpent (of fire) in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man (the serpent of light) be lifted up." - John 3:14
Now, we find that if the initiate wants to resurrect in the light, well that is a superior step. Many initiates resurrect in the fire, but very rare are the ones who resurrect in the light. Initiatically speaking, in order to resurrect in the light, the initiate has to renounce nirvana-- because nirvana is where the monad abides, so when the human consciousness is united to his Monad it is entering nirvana. Thus, if the initiate wants to resurrect in the light, well, listen, the Lord does not start enlightening the initiate from above, but from the bottom. So, for this type of resurrection the initiate has to abandon Nirvana and to go down again into hell; thus, the Lord starts there, making light in the darkness from the very bottom. This is why it is written that in order to resurrect in the light the initiate has to renounce nirvana. But many Pratyeka-Buddhas, masters of the spiral path, do not want to renounce so therefore they do not incarnate the Lord in the light, which is the most beautiful element after the fire, because then the light shines in the darkness. The fire can rise, but still those Masters or Pratyeka-Buddhas can have ego; the one who resurrects in the light must annihilate the ego, because the light, Christ, shines in the darkness, Christ gives light and understanding, comprehension, wisdom. Therefore, for this type of resurrection the initiate has to descend into the stable of Bethlehem, the manger of Bethlehem which is here in Malkuth, the physical body. Beneath Malkuth, the physical body, you find hell, Klipoth, where you find Herod, where you will find all of those animal elements.
Thus when the initiate descends, the Lord - then as light - descends within him, within his physical body, and starts raising the serpents of light. This is how the initiate experiences all the drama of the solar light in higher octaves in each body. So, the Lord comes and absorbs all of those solar bodies, thus those bodies become his bodies. This is something that we have to understand, because Chokmah is precisely that part of the trinity that descends and becomes one entity together with the soul of that particular initiate. And that is what in Buddhism is called a Bodhisattva; again, this is something that is very important to understand because a Bodhisattva is somebody who already resurrected in the fire and now becomes a vehicle of the light of Chokmah. Understand: this is what happened to Jesus, this is what happened to John the Baptist, as well to Moses, to Abraham, to Krishna. After they resurrected in the fire, they incarnated Vishnu, Osiris, Amon-Ra, Christ, Chenrezig, Avalokiteshvara, Kwan Yin, Quetzalcoatl, if you go to another planet they might name the Lord in other ways, which we can name too, since, they refer to the same energy.
So, then the Lord is born in danger; and it is in danger because everybody wants to kill him. Who wants to kill him? The Pharaoh, or King Herod, which are symbols of your own egos, your own intellect—because the initiate still has ego within; thus the Lord has been born weak, because behemoth (the beast) is very strong in us; the initiate has to be a humble shepherd and take care of the sheep of the Lord. Thus, little by little, the Lord shows his wisdom. The Lord grows and grows inside whilst he annihilates all of those egos of Karmasaya, Kamaduro, and all of that filthiness that is inside of every initiate. Thereafter, he plays the lyre like Orpheus, or like David, and writes beautiful psalms. He comes and writes the psalm 119, related with the 22 letters, because he is experiencing it, and he is the light in all of the psalms. As well, the Lord becomes the Wisdom of Solomon, of Sola-Man: the Solar Man. So there this is how the initiate incarnates him.
But, somebody can incarnate the Lord, can be anointed like Saul, Shaul, and then not do the rest of the work, since there is free will. Yet, if the initiate does the work, then the Lord triumphs inside of him and initiatically resurrects or re-emerges in the light in all of his bodies. When that happens, then Chokmah penetrates into the world of Binah and waits there; he enters into the world of Saturn - Binah, symbol of that sarcophagus, the world of death. Here, his whole work is to make the seventh day holy, because he has already resurrected in the fire and in the light; now he has to make the seventh day holy - the Shabbath - Chokmah has to descend into the very bottom of hell in order to work there with all those elements that we have in order to annihilate all of them. thus, if he achieves it, he resurrects in Yetzirah, and becomes the Lord of Sabbath. You know how the Gospels talk about how Jesus of Nazareth is the Lord of Sabbath, Christ is the Lord of Sabbath, the Son of Man is the lord of Sabbath? Yes, of course, but to be the Lord of Sabbath means to annihilate the whole ego of Lilith and Nahemah, to be clean completely in order to resurrect with the physical body and to enter into the fourth dimension. During that process his head has to pass through a transformation. The letter Reish is in relation with the head. We explained a lot about the head in other lectures.
The Sparrow Hawk
This is why, in order to symbolically show here on the card the work with the head, you find the sparrow hawk with the head of a human being; thus if you observe clearly, the sparrow hawk is entering into heaven, which is always above, in the third space of this card -- the sparrow hawk is entering there, and his head is entering there first. That is the higher resurrection, the final outcome.
The sparrow hawk is holding two elements: an axe and a staff—because we have to work with those elements. The staff is a symbol of the spinal column, the thirty-three vertebrae, the letter Vav; we have to work with the staff because the spinal column is where the Lord descends and resurrects. (When we name the Lord, understand that we are talking about the solar light.)
The double-edged axe is a symbol of the two sexual polarities: one edge is the woman, which is the sharpest side, and the other is the man which is not as “sharp.” But working with those two sides of the axe in the sexual act is how we kill, slaughter, all the unbelievers, all the uncircumcised, who are inside of us, who are all of those psychological elements that like to fornicate, that like to commit adultery, that like to break the laws given by God. This is the only way. This is why the sparrow hawk is showing that: the staff and axe are the elements with which we have to work in order to resurrect.
The head, Reish, is directly related with the book of Jonah. Remember that Jonah in Hebrew means dove—that dove is the dove of the Holy Spirit, which is symbolized by the sparrow hawk or by the eagle, because many religions symbolize the Holy Spirit with a bird that flies high. But the most beautiful symbol is the swan or the white dove— the Holy Spirit is always symbolized by a bird.
So, Jonah means dove in Hebrew. Then you find out how Jonah emerges, or how the Holy Spirit, or how the dove, emerges from the whale (the physical body) and after that his head (his gourd) passes a transformation—he can then go and preach to Nineveh and says, “in forty days Nineveh will be destroyed.”
Forty is the letter Mem (Arcanum Thirteen), or as Noah said, “the whole planet will be destroyed with a great flood,”—the letter Mem is related with water. That is why Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days—to work with the waters.
Sequentially, you find that after Jonah preaches in Nineveh, he goes and rests; and then Iod-Chavah (Chokmah) made a gourd (Kikaion in Hebrew) over the head of Jonah. This is a symbol; the pumpkin symbolizes the head—as explained in the lecture “The Mysteries of Halloween” – which is, when you descend within your own mind, your own hell, you become aware of all of your demons, all of those monsters that you have within. People celebrate Halloween and use different disguises in order to enjoy the festivity, as when they celebrate Christmas, as when they celebrate the holy week: without knowing why. All of those pagan celebrations, or holidays (holy-days), have their meaning. Halloween, where people celebrate the emerging of all of those horrible things, is similar to the wonders or tricks that Moses goes and performs in front of the Pharaoh. Moses said to the Pharaoh: “Trick or treat?”
Thus said Jah-Chavah Elohim of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. – Exodus 5: 1
And Pharaoh said, “No treat.”
Who is Jah-Chavah that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jah-Chavah, neither will I let Israel go. –Exodus 5: 2
Then Jah-Chavah said to Moses, “I will show a trick for you that I will perform with nature”; and Moses said to Aaron.
Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as Jah-Chavah had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments (or tricks). – Exodus 7: 9- 11, etc.
So all of that is a symbol of something psychological that people still do not understand—that is Halloween. Until the firstborn of the Egyptians - which is the intellect, or reasoning, or the ego, or whatever animalistic - is annihilated and then they perform the Exodus; this is a symbol that we have to perform in ourselves.
The same phenomena happen with the king in Nineveh; yet, in this case, when the word came unto the king of Nineveh:
He arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger that we perish not? And God saw their works that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. – Jonah 3: 6-10
Thus, they start changing and working on themselves. That is the other part of the story, the other hand—when you follow the advice and then you do the work. And then when the work is done, those people that performed the work are not destroyed. But when Jonah realized that then he feels displeased, discouraged and says.
I pray thee, O Jah-Chavah, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. Therefore now, O Jah-Chavah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. - Jonah 4: 2, 3
If you read the book of Jonah carefully, you have to understand that when Jonah awakes from his dream from his rest, he realizes that the pumpkin is rotting. That pumpkin is his own head, meaning, that the objective reasoning that he acquired, with the whole work that he performed at that time, reached a certain level, yet beyond that level, he realizes that his own particular Jah-Chavah is very deep, thus, he understands his God only to a certain level. So in order to acquire more knowledge about himself and his own God, he has to descend again; and he realized that in his discontent. And then the Lord said, “Does you well to be discontent for the gourd, (that is to say, discontent for your level of reasoning), also I pity those people of Nineveh that are now following the path because of your advice and they cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; so therefore I have more pity for them.”
So then realize that - when you walk on the path - the more ignorant you are, the more help, mercy you receive. But the more wisdom you have, the more pain you add. In this case, Jonah is at a higher level of reasoning, but he is suffering because perhaps he said, “Well, I wanted to reach the level of Anklad, which is the higher level of objective reasoning, and here I am in Podkoolad, which is lower than Anklad.” He says, “In order to acquire Anklad, I have to renounce what I have, and to go there again to the whale,” and that is very tiring. Of course, this is talking in a general manner, because the sign of Jonah hides the entire meaning of the whole work. So, that is the sign of Jonah. You see, if you study the Book of Jonah, you will understand the saying of Jesus, who said,
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. – Matthew 12: 39, 40
Coming to my mind is the time of Master Samael Aun Weor. At that time, in Mexico, he was telling us, “I am passing a process in which I am receiving the atoms of my mummy (mummia).” If we talk in the terms of Paracelsus we say mummia, if we talk in Egyptian terms, we say mummy. “Right now,” he said, “I have the whole head of my mummy, and what you see here is not the same individual that you met years ago.” Then when I heard that from him, only to myself I said, “Self, the Master is going to resurrect in a while,” because I was studying the doctrine. But other people that heard him say this did not understand, and still they do not understand. They do not understand that in order to pass this process, Mary Magdalene has to come and pour spikenard onto the head, to anoint the initiate for his death.
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment 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.
And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
She hath done what she could: she is come a forehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. - Mark 14: 3-10
Who is Mary Magdalene? Mary Magdalene, of course, symbolizes the wife of Jesus. And many say, for instance, that in the past, she was a prostitute. Let me tell you: before entering onto the path, all female initiates were prostitutes; the meaning, the symbol of Mary Magdalene is (M.M), on the path, any woman with the lust within, any man with the lust within, is a prostitute—prostitutes of their Solar Light. But after Christ took the seven sins from Mary Magdalene, that female initiate (Chavah) became holy, within any initiate. But anybody with lust inside - who belongs to any religion - prostitutes the Solar Light. It is enough to reach the orgasm, or to cooperate with their spouse with the spasm, orgasm, fornication, in order to prostitute the Solar Light of the Lord. Do you understand this?
Judas Iscariot symbolizes the traitor, but he was not a traitor; similarly, Mary Magdalene symbolizes “Chavah” and all of the beautiful wives of many initiates who are not prostitutes, but who have the psychological elements of prostitution inside of them. We are not stating here that Mary Magdalene was performing prostitution, no. For we know that prostitutes - in this day and age - are those who go everywhere and perform sex for money, they prostitute their bodies in order to gain their life, in order to make money. If we state that symbolically Mary Magdalene was a prostitute, we mean that any man or woman - it does not matter how low their Nephesh (animal soul) is - if they enter into the path, they can resurrect. So, Nephesh is the symbol that Mary Magdalene represented, as Judas represented the traitor. But she was, of course, an initiate of a temple. But the fact of the matter that she was an initiate of the temple, as Mary the Mother also, this does not take away the fact that they had the lust within, because only the resurrected ones have no lust at all. Did you get that? Do you understand? This is important to comprehend because there are many speculations about it, and when the people do not understand the mysteries, they just speculate; they say many things in an ignorant manner.
The spikenard is the perfume of the sixth dimension. Spikenard is related to Tiphereth. That is the beautiful perfume that shows us that in order to resurrect you have to bring in the forces of the Sun, because Tiphereth is the Sun, the center. Thus, the symbol of pouring spikenard oil on the head of Jesus is telling us that his Reish, his head, is transforming, in order to receive another degree of objective reasoning, which is given by the main atoms that we have in the head:
- the atom of Kether, in the root of the nose
- the atom of Binah in the pineal gland
- the atom of Chokmah in the pituitary gland
These are connected to the three nervous systems.
So, first the head (Adam, which numerically is 144,000) passes that transformation and the initiate resurrects with more wisdom and becomes a vehicle of the Solar Light. That is a resurrected Master; any resurrected Master is a vehicle of the Light. Nevertheless, resurrected Masters can fall or descend. But this is a topic of the Twenty first Arcanum.
Do you have questions?
Q: In the book of Jonah, related to the pumpkin, the scripture says that God created the worm that attacks the pumpkin; what is the meaning of that?
A: The worm of rottenness is created in different ways. That worm is a symbol of decay. It could be in this case, in the case of Jonah, that he is discouraged, unhappy with the reasoning he acquired.
In front of the terrible and glorious majesty of the Father we are nothing but miserable particles of dust, horrible worms of the mud. What I am stating in this paragraph is neither an allegorical nor a symbolic matter. I am literally and bluntly asserting a terrible reality.
Indeed, it is the “I” (the mind) that says, “I am the Master such-and-such, the reincarnation of the prophet so-and-so” etc., etc. Certainly the animal “I” is Satan. It is the “I,” the ego-devil (the mind), who feels himself to be a Master, Mahatma, Hierophant, Prophet, etc. - Samael Aun Weor
This also might be symbolized by those Bodhisattvas, who in the book of Genesis - it is written - decided to descend, or to fall, in order to acquire more wisdom. And of course, that descent or falling is always coming from the mind.
When the initiate annihilates the whole ego completely, something remains instead of it, and that is called the human mind. The human mind, even being Solar, is a human mind, and if you do not control that mind, that mind will make you fall. And that is precisely that worm. That mind enriched itself with objective reasoning, but it is still the mind that always wants to be more and more and more and more. So that is why it is written: one has to control the mind with the whip of willpower, because the mind is always stubborn. Because of the mind, many initiates fall. The mind is the terrestrial man who falls in love, fornicates, and falls down.
In the name of Truth I want you to know that when the ‘I’ is dissolved, the mind remains instead... Indubitably this was the causa causarum of my fall...” – Samael Aun Weor
Q: In the tarot card, why is the base of the column black?
A: Because that is the way that the person that drew it did it. And he likes that it looks beautiful. And we will say that, if we want to add any symbol of that, we will say that any flower, any rose, any lotus, comes from the mud. Obviously, we come from the mud. Adam is made from the mud of the Earth. So the white column is beautiful, but remember it is coming from the mud of the Earth, which represents the negativity that you have to transform and that all of us have. This is what Jehovah said, “behold, this couple fornicated and because of their fornication their consciousness is going down into Klipoth--knowing evil, but they knew good already through evolution. But now, with fornication, they might want to reach the Tree of Life being fornicators, so let us kick them out because nobody who is a fornicator will eat of a holy thing on the Tree of Life. But if they start repenting with the preaching of Jonah, or with the preaching of Noah, and they enter into the Ark, then that white column will shine in them.
Q: I am trying to understand the purpose of Christ’s presence in, say, the world of Assiah, right? In the ninth sphere where the inhabitants are just protoplasmic, disintegrating bodies. So what is the purpose of Christ’s presence there?
A: Precisely because of mercy. The Lord is merciful; Christ is merciful. He knows, for sure, that every single soul on this planet, or on any planet, suffers because of the ego. But the ego belongs to nature. So Christ wants to liberate those souls which are failures. And then he waits for them in the ninth sphere, in the center of the earth as Lucifer. When they reach there, that fire disintegrates them. That is why it is written that hell was made because of love. Imagine. If hell did not exist, we would be bottled up in the ego for eternity. That would be really painful. But thank goodness hell exists, the infra-dimension exists, Klipoth exists, inferno exists. For those souls that really do not want to do anything by will, they descend, or they fall into the infra-dimensions, and eventually disintegrate, and eventually rise again clean, without ego. Thanks to the Lord who disintegrates them, involuntarily, of course; because one thing is to do it here by will another thing is when hell does it involuntarily. Those souls do not acquire any wisdom; because in order to acquire wisdom, the Lord needs to do such disintegration consciously, with love under will, in each one of us, now. That is the goal of his creation: to create Solar Men. But not all the monads want that; so therefore, the souls enter there and are disintegrated. That is why it is written that the day of the Lord will come as a thief when all the elements will burn with fervent heat. The earth and everything in it will be burned. The Lord is fire. People are waiting for Jesus Christ coming in the clouds, in heaven to save them--without realizing that Christ always comes every day in the clouds, shines every day, and gives life every day. He comes everyday. That is it--he is coming. When the Lord is coming? I tell you, tomorrow he will come, and next week he will come too—he is the Solar Light.
But if you do not follow this doctrine of the transformation, the resurrection, through initiation, well, the Lord, the Solar Light, will descend through the nine spheres, and from there will destroy your ego, but you will not acquire anything; you will be a failure. And then you will ascend in another evolving cycle without being a master, without acquiring or being a transmitter of that light, just returning mechanically again. Mechanically going and going and going in the Wheel of Samsara.
When Peter says that the Lord will come as a thief in the night, we will tell you that, physically, this physical humanity will be destroyed by the fire; and you know that--earthquakes and fire will destroy this humanity. The fire of the earth is Christ and the fire that comes from the sun is Christ. The fire that moves the water and gives electricity is Christ. The wind is Christ; everything is Christ. Iod Hei Vav Hei. That energy will destroy humanity here, and then after being destroy these sinful bodies that we have - because we fornicate alarmingly, a lot, - those protoplasmic bodies that cannot be disintegrated with the death of the physical body, will be destroyed with the second death in Klipoth with the same fire. The ray of death descending into hell will take them there and then finally the soul will be liberated, after a thousand years at least.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. – 2 Peter 3: 9-14
This is how the Lord, the Solar Light, always creates and destroys. It is a great solar experiment; we are within that solar experiment, and the Lord, the Solar Light, is within every solar experiment. Because the Lord is fire, the Lord is light, within the physical body and within any body.
So as you see, resurrection is something initiatic, spiritual, that you have to experience without spot and blameless; and not that physical nonsensical resurrection from believers. Just think about this: how horrible this planet will be if all those Christians, all those Jews who have lust, anger, pride, vanity, laziness - and all of them who have the sinning “I” within, who belong to all those religions that believe in such nonsense - will resurrect in the end-- Alas then the whole planet will be really again with the same problems: the same hatred, the same animosity. So the ego does not resurrect unless it is Dracula, but that is very ominous.
Q: You relate number 40 to Mem… why not just the number 4?
A: Well, in Hebrew letters, the letter Mem has the value of forty, the letter Nun has the value of fifty, and every letter has a value. For instance, Reish has the value of two hundred. So it is like in the ancient Latin they did not have numbers as well. That is why when you find, for instance, the Latin numbers or Roman numbers; they have an X for ten, a V for five, an I for one. And other races have that also. In the past they used the letters for certain numbers, as the Hebrews use it right now; but presently we have different letters and numbers. So when you said for instance, you owe me this, and you put the letter Reish. You say, oh I owe somebody two hundred, what, shekels?
Is there another question?
Q: You said something before about Adam and Eve fornicating in the garden—I don’t understand, I think it is something that the Elohim said afterward, said that, “Behold the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil”. Does that mean that the Elohim fornicated at one time?
A: The Elohim, no, but the human soul, the Tiphereth of those Elohim, fornicated in the past, and this is how they know what is evil. Meaning that, the Gods, or Elohim, or angels, or archangels, of this day and age, before becoming that, they were demons, clearly; nobody can become a God if he does not experience being a demon. To be a demon is to be like us; it does not mean you need to be really evil like Moloch, Belial, Bael and all those demons. Just by fornicating and being as we are now, we are demons; but we have the opportunity to become humans. And if we perfect ourselves in that level of the human kingdom, and resurrect, then we become an Elohim.
But in order to become an Elohim, just imagine all the experience of evil that Christ has to annihilate; in order to acquire comprehension of evilness Christ took the seven sins from Mary Magdalene. Obviously, when you resurrect, you know good and evil, because you are entering into the good from the evil. And obviously, when the Elohim saw that Adam and Eve - at that time and in anytime - fornicated, they said, “Look, now they are connected to Klipoth, so they know good and evil.” This means, they knew evil but not like Elohim, just at a certain level, as demons. So they were taken out of Eden or the fourth dimension, because if they reach the Tree of Life, then would come the impossible, that is, to become an immortal fornicator master. Right? So therefore, if you want to enter again into Eden and to resurrect, you have to annihilate your ego, you have to renounce fornication; but the experience, the knowledge, that you acquire in evil, will be there in your consciousness, united to that which is God, the Elohim; so that is an Elohim, who know good and evil.
Obviously, you have to know evil in order to know good, and you have to know good in order to know evil. Like Nietzsche stated:
Such persons vaunt about not lying: but inability to lie is still far from being love to truth. Be on your guard!
This is something very deep that you need to meditate on.
Q: So what if someone says, let’s, you know, “I am going to do more evil so that I can later become more good.”
A: Yes, there are beings that do that, but consciously. That is another lecture here; those beings that do that consciously are the fallen angels. They say, “Let’s do more evil,”; and how does that evil start, how does that evil begin? Well, simple: spill the sperm, spill the Nun out of your body, and then you know more evil. But we do not need to do that, because we are already out of Eden. So in order to know more evil, first, you have to rise, and then you have to descend and say, “O.k. I want to know more,” and then you have to fall again. But we are already on the floor. So this is why when you hear some students have nocturnal pollutions (wet dreams) and then say, “Oh I fell last night,”—no he did not fall, he just had an accident. Indeed, to fall requires that you are already up there in heaven. Yet, having an accident is when you are trying to transmute, right? But the real ‘fall’ is when you reach the fifth initiation and fornicate; that is a fall. Before that, accidents can happen, because the donkey, the animal, the physical body is learning. And the ego, when alive inside, gives us a lot of problems, troubles.