Etymologies, meanings, and definitions of spiritual, religious, and philosophical words beginning with the letter E.
A state of consciousness experienced when the Essence is extracted from conditioning.
"Ecstasy is not a nebulous state, but a transcendental state of wonderment, which is associated with perfect mental clarity." - Samael Aun Weor, The Elimination of Satan's Tail
"Unquestionably, the Essence (the consciousness), through rigorous discipline, can escape from within the “I” (the ego); thus, it enjoys ecstasy. However, after such bliss, the Essence returns into the interior of the “myself.” Those who have become accustomed to ecstasy without having dissolved the ego believe that they have already reached liberation. They fool themselves by believing themselves to be Masters. They even enter into the submerged devolution." - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology
"Through many years of observation and experience, we have witnessed that authentic ecstasy is processed within mathematical laws and logic. Firstly, let us remember the unity of the mystical experience (which is a very appropriate name). During the state of sacred rapture, all mystics concretely feel something in common, a similar sense and an unmistakable tie of identical character. Secondly, let us consider the very interesting case of mystical language. By means of a judicious comparative study of religions, we have verified that mystics from different epochs speak the same esoteric language and use the same words. Without a doubt, this demonstrates to us the tremendous reality of mystical experiences. Thirdly, let us mention the astonishing concordance of the data that in a very intimate way connects mystical experiences with the intrinsic conditions of the world. From such conditions we can correctly identify the following: sensation of the unity of the whole, time—a very particular new sensation, the sensation of infinitude, pleasure or horror, the integral knowledge of the whole in one part, and finally, the unforgettable experience of infinite life and infinite consciousness." —Samael Aun Weor
“Ecstasy has seven degrees of power: The first is the fire that instructs and teaches us. The second is the Gnostic Unction, which is a soft, solar liquor, that when diffused throughout the Soul, teaches, corroborates, and prepares us in order to incarnate the Truth. The third is the mystical exaltation of the humble and sincere disciple. The fourth is the illumination. The fifth is the internal joy of divine sweetness that emanates from the precious fountain of the Holy Spirit. This joy is for those who have “continuous consciousness.” The sixth is the decapitation of the “I.” The seventh is the Venustic Initiation, the incarnation of the Son of Man within ourselves. Other degrees of contemplation and ecstasy exist, such as: rapture, liquefaction, bliss, jubilation, osculation, embracing, transformation, etc.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
See also: Samadhi
(Hebrew עדן) Eden means “bliss, pleasure, delight.” In the book of Genesis written by Moses [Moshe], Eden is a symbol with many levels of meaning.
Of primary importance, in the book of Genesis / Bereshit, the primeval state of humanity is depicted in the Garden of Eden. This story symbolizes that when the man and the woman are performing the sexual act, they are in that moment in the Garden of Eden, enjoying that bliss, delight, or voluptuousness, and it is in that state when the serpent (Lucifer) appears in order to tempt them.
"Eden is the Ethereal World. Eden is sex itself. The Ethereal World is the abode of the sexual forces. The Ethereal World is Eden. We were driven out of Eden through the doors of sex, thus we can return to Eden only through the doors of sex. We cannot enter into Eden through false doors; we must enter into Eden through the doors out of which we were driven. The governor of Eden is the Lord Jehovah." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries
In Kabbalah, there are two Edens.
"...there is a Garden of Eden above and another below." - Zohar
The Upper Eden is the sephirah Daath. The Lower Eden is the sephirah Yesod. Both are related to sex.
From the Latin for "I" and similar to the Greek Εγώ. In Gnosis, the term ego is very different from the Freudian definition. In practical spirituality, the term ego refers to psychological constructs in the mind that trap the consciousness. The ego is a multiplicity of contradictory psychological elements that we have inside and are in their sum the “ego.” Each one is also called “an ego” or an “I.” Every ego is a psychological defect which produces suffering. The ego is three (related to our Three Brains or three centers of psychological processing), seven (capital sins) and legion (in their infinite combinations).
"Put to death what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth." - Colossians 3.5-8
"The ego is the root of ignorance and pain." - Samael Aun Weor, The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology
"The Being and the ego are incompatible. The Being and the ego are like water and oil. They can never be mixed... The annihilation of the psychic aggregates (egos) can be made possible only by radically comprehending our errors through meditation and by the evident Self-reflection of the Being." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"Eliphas Levi commits the mistake of commenting about an apocryphal document of Enoch, and falsely judging the twenty Egregores who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of the Mount Armon and dogmatically condemning them by qualifying them as demons... Azasel is an Egregore who gave great assistance to humanity. Azasel was the king Solomon. Actually, the Bodhisattva of Azasel is fallen, but it is logical that, in the close future, this Bodhisattva will rise from the clay of the earth again. All the angels of families, angels of countries, angels of tribes, etc. are Egregores. We find written in the Theosophical Glossary of H.P.B the following: “Egregores” from the Greek Egregori, “watcher.” Eliphas Levi calls them “the chiefs of the souls who are the spirits of energy and action”; whatever that may or may not mean. The Oriental Occultists describe the Egregores as “Beings whose bodies and essence is a tissue of the so-called Astral Light. They are the shadows (Bodhisattvas) of the higher Planetary Spirits whose bodies are of the essence of the higher divine light.” The Book of Enoch gives the name Egregores to the angels who married the daughters of Seth and who begot with them giants as children." - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
In the Bible the word Egypt is written מצרים Matzarim, Mitsrayim, or Mitzriyim.
"Now there arose up a new king over מצרים (Mitsrayim / Egypt), which knew not Joseph." - Exodus 1:8
The word Matzarim also connotes the Essence or parts of the soul trapped within Mitzriyim, a symbol of the physical plane as well as the physical body, Malkuth. Matzarim also relates to the difficult ordeals of the narrow, strait and difficult initiatic path. Matzarim represents for all initiates the ordeals of life that release afflictions which they must received calmly and with resignation. The initiate through the Initiatic philosophy understands the fleeting adversity of this world of Maya (illusion) and the reality, divine and eternal nature of the Spirit. Thus, Mitzriyim, Egypt, represents the different mechanical evolving or devolving laws of Nature, or Wheel of Samsara. Egypt Matzarim in the bible represents the mental, emotional and instinctual situations of the soul slaved of the forces of nature. The Exodus of Israel from Egypt, Mitzriyim, means the building of the solar bodies and the acquisition of the dominion of the physical, vital, emotional and mental bodies (four elements) by the will of God (Moses). Thus Moses represents Willpower or Thelema developed on the Staff of Aaron that represents the Spinal Medulla of the Human Soul, Tiphereth.
In Aztec Christic Magic, Samael Aun Weor stated: “Ehecatl, God of the air, of the wind and of the night is an invisible and untouchable Deity.” He is invoked to aid in astral travel, curing old sicknesses, and assists in small and great journeys. He assisted in the resurrection of Jesus as he is a principal of universal movement (thus he was the force that animated the physical body of the Master at his time of resurrection). For information on his different forms see: Tlalocyotl, Mictlapaehecatl, Cihuatlampaehecatl, and Huitztlampaehecatl.
(Greek εἴδωλον) From eidos, "form."
In Gnosis and Theosophy, eidolon is generally used to refer to the Astral Body. The word means "appearance, reflection of oneself in water or a mirror, also mental image, apparition, phantom;" eidolon also means “any material image, statue,” from eidos “form” from Latinized form of Greek -oeides, from eidos “form,” related to idein “to identify,” eidenai literally “to idein-tify, to recognize, mental perception.”
In ancient Greek literature, eidolon is used in relation with the astral form utilized by the dead that emulates their former physical appearance.
(or Eight Worldly Dharmas) A phrase from Buddhism referring to the desires we have in relation to (1) praise or (2) criticism, (3) hearing good or (4) bad news, having (5) gains or (6) losses, and having things (7) going well or (8) going poorly. Or:
Milarepa said, "I left my home and sought the solitude of the mountains but even there the eight worldly winds followed me. When I came to choose a cave I looked for one which was warm, dry and sheltered. The eight worldly winds were still blowing in my mind."
The Buddha Shakyamuni taught that the path to the freedom from suffering was accomplished by following eight fundamental steps:
In The Aquarian Message, Samael Aun Weor reveals the esoteric meaning behind these steps: "The eight steps of the Eight-Fold Path within the Ninth Sphere are as follows:
(Greek) The lowest of the Four States of Consciousness. This term is used by Plato to signify imagination that is focused exclusively on a temporal appearance or image; in other words, fantasy or illusion, one of the sources of suffering. This state of consciousness corresponds to the most unconscious and mechanical levels of the psyche, and relates also to the state of physical sleep (within which the consciousness is wandering within the subjective, inferior levels of the psyche, also called "dreaming").
"Eikasia is ignorance, human cruelty, barbarism, exceedingly profound sleep, a brutal and instinctive world, an infra-human state." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
(Hebrew אל שדי) El (אל) means "god" and Shaddai (שׁדי) means "devil." Shaddai (שׁדי) derives from the verb שׁדד (shadad), meaning "to destroy," hence: אל שדי El Shaddai means "God my Destroyer."
El Shaddai, the Almighty God, the Holy Spirit, the strength of Shaddai El Chai.
The part of our inner Being that facilitates magical feats.
"Every human being possesses an Elemental Instructor. This Elemental Instructor is made with the elemental substances of Nature and his creator was the human being himself. The human being created his Elemental Instructor when he too was an elemental. The aspirations of the elemental-man engendered his Elemental Instructor. This is how his Elemental Instructor was created. The Elemental Instructor of the Gnostic Medic is a Master of Elementotherapy." - Samael Aun Weor, Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic
Strictly defined, elementals are creatures who have not yet created the soul; in other words, they have consciousness ("anima," raw, unformed soul) as given by nature, and have evolved mechanically through the lower kingdoms. Their physical bodies are the minerals, plants, animals, and humanoids (intellectual animals); internally they have the appearance of people (gnomes, sprites, elves, fairies, mermaids, dwarves). However, in common usage the term elementals refers to the creatures of the three lower kingdoms: mineral, plant and animal, and out of politeness we call the intellectual animals "human," even though they have not become human yet.
"Just as visible Nature is populated by an infinite number of living creatures, so, according to Paracelsus, the invisible, spiritual counterpart of visible Nature (composed of the tenuous principles of the visible elements) is inhabited by a host of peculiar beings, to whom he has given the name elementals, and which have later been termed the Nature spirits. Paracelsus divided these people of the elements into four distinct groups, which he called gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders. He taught that they were really living entities, many resembling human beings in shape, and inhabiting worlds of their own, unknown to man because his undeveloped senses were incapable of functioning beyond the limitations of the grosser elements. The civilizations of Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, and India believed implicitly in satyrs, sprites, and goblins. They peopled the sea with mermaids, the rivers and fountains with nymphs, the air with fairies, the fire with Lares and Penates, and the earth with fauns, dryads, and hamadryads. These Nature spirits were held in the highest esteem, and propitiatory offerings were made to them. Occasionally, as the result of atmospheric conditions or the peculiar sensitiveness of the devotee, they became visible." —Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
“Each elemental of Nature represents certain powers of the blessed goddess mother of the world. Thus, whosoever knows how to handle the powers of nature that are enclosed within each herb, within each root and each tree, is the only one who can be a true magician and doctor. Thought is a great force, yet everything is dual in creation. Thus, if we want to make perceptible any hidden intention, a physical instrument that serves as the clothing for that idea is necessary. This instrument is the plant that corresponds to our intention. Only the one who knows the secret of commanding the elementals of plants can be a magician.” —Samael Aun Weor, Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic
"In the times of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, elementals of Nature were manifest everywhere, deeply penetrating our physical atmosphere. Many are the tales of elves, leprechauns and fairies, which still abound in green Erin, Ireland. Unfortunately, all these things of innocence, all this beauty from the soul of the Earth, is no longer perceived by humanity. This is due to the intellectual scoundrel’s pedantries and the animal ego’s excessive development." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
Elementaries refers to various entities that we create through the misuse of our sexual energy. Examples include incubi, succubi, basilisks, etc. They abide in the fifth dimension where they pressure our mind with thoughts, desires, imaginations, and dreams to give them more energy, especially through masturbation, sexual fantasy, etc. Do not confuse with elementals, which are innocent creatures of nature.
"...when Cain had killed Abel, Adam separated from his wife and cohabitated with two female elementals, and from his intercourse with them was begotten a great and numerous progeny of demons and elementaries who at night time appear in attractive forms and thus give rise to offspring like unto themselves. In scripture, they are termed 'the plagues of the children of men... Woe unto those who are ignorant and therefore unable to avert and ward off the influence of these defiling elemental beings that swarm in their myriads throughout the world. If it were permitted to behold them, we should be amazed and confounded and wonder how the world could continue to exist. Observe that Naamah being the exciter of human concupiscence and carnality, it is obligatory on everyone to practice and perform acts and rites of purification, so that he may become and preserve himself pure and undefiled." —Zohar
“Eliphas Levi applies equally the term "elementary" to earth-bound human spirits and to the creatures of the elements. This carelessness on his part is due to the fact that as the human elementaries are considered by the Kabalists as having irretrievably lost every chance of immortality, they therefore, after a certain period of time, become no better than the elementals who never had any soul at all. To disentangle the subject, I have, in my Isis Unveiled, shown that the former should alone be called "elementaries," and the latter "elementals" (Before the Veil, Vol. I, pp. xxix-xxx)... Having never studied the Kabalist writers, it becomes evident to me that [many] confound the "elementaries" — disembodied, vicious, and earth-bound, yet human spirits, with the "elementals," or nature-spirits.” —Blavatsky
"...whoever wants to have that which normally is called soul will have to disintegrate the undesirable psychic aggregates that we carry within, namely: anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony, etc... Obviously, those crimes are the representation of our defects, which in Tibet are named psychic aggregates. Those aggregates are the very same “elementaries” that are mentioned by different occultist organizations. They are the living representation of our errors." —Samael Aun Weor, About the Soul
"Certain wicked and dangerous results may be obtained through the mesmeric powers of a so-called sorcerer, who misuses his potential fluid; or again they may be achieved through an easy access of malicious tricky "spirits" (so much the worse if human) to the atmosphere surrounding a medium. How many thousands of such irresponsible innocent victims have met infamous deaths through the tricks of those elementaries!" —Blavatksy, Isis Unveiled
Esoteric science studies five fundamental elements in nature, which are manifestations of more subtle energetic sources called tattvas.
"From Atman did space [akash] come into being; from space, air; from air, fire; from fire, the waters, from the waters, the earth; from the earth, plants; from plants, food; and from food, man..." - Hinduism: Taittirīya Upaniṣhad
"THE most famous of the ancient religious Mysteries were the Eleusinian, whose rites were celebrated every five years in the city of Eleusis to honor Ceres (Demeter, Rhea, or Isis) and her daughter, Persephone. The initiates of the Eleusinian School were famous throughout Greece for the beauty of their philosophic concepts and the high standards of morality which they demonstrated in their daily lives. Because of their excellence, these Mysteries spread to Rome and Britain, and later the initiations were given in both these countries. The Eleusinian Mysteries, named for the community in Attica where the sacred dramas were first presented, are generally believed to have been founded by Eumolpos about fourteen hundred years before the birth of Christ, and through the Platonic system of philosophy their principles have been preserved to modern times. The rites of Eleusis, with their Mystic interpretations of Nature's most precious secrets, overshadowed the civilizations of their time and gradually absorbed many smaller schools, incorporating into their own system whatever valuable information these lesser institutions possessed. Heckethorn sees in the Mysteries of Ceres and Bacchus a metamorphosis of the rites of Isis and Osiris, and there is every reason to believe that all so-called secret schools of the ancient world were branches from one philosophic tree which, with its root in heaven and its branches on the earth, is--like the spirit of man--an invisible but ever-present cause of the objectified vehicles that give it expression. The Mysteries were the channels through which this one philosophic light was disseminated, and their initiates, resplendent with intellectual and spiritual understanding, were the perfect fruitage of the divine tree, bearing witness before the material world of the recondite source of all Light and Truth. The rites of Eleusis were divided into what were called the Lesser and the Greater Mysteries. According to James Gardner, the Lesser Mysteries were celebrated in the spring (probably at the time of the vernal equinox) in the town of Agræ, and the Greater, in the fall (the time of the autumnal equinox) at Eleusis or Athens. It is supposed that the former were given annually and the latter every five years. The rituals of the Eleusinians were highly involved, and to understand them required a deep study of Greek mythology, which they interpreted in its esoteric light with the aid of their secret keys. The Lesser Mysteries were dedicated to Persephone. In his Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries, Thomas Taylor sums up their purpose as follows: "The Lesser Mysteries were designed by the ancient theologists, their founders, to signify occultly the condition of the unpurified soul invested with an earthy body, and enveloped in a material and physical nature."" - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
"In the mysteries of Eleusis, men and women would magnetize one another while performing mysterious dances of love. During the great celebrations of Eleusis, happiness, dancing, kissing, and performing sexual magic transformed human beings into true gods. At that time, no one thought about perversities, only about holy and pure matters.In the mysteries of Eleusis, men and women would magnetize one another while performing mysterious dances of love. During the great celebrations of Eleusis, happiness, dancing, kissing, and performing sexual magic transformed human beings into true gods. At that time, no one thought about perversities, only about holy and pure matters." —Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
or Elias (Hebrew) אליה or אליוה from אלי (eli, “my God”) and the letters יהו (the name of God). An important prophet and symbol in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
"John the Baptist, decapitated by the lustful Salome, was in truth the living reincarnation of Elijah, the Prophet of the Almighty." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"...when you say, “My God is Jah,” [Eli-jah] you are saying that you are a Hum-Man, that your Manas, your mind, which is Solar, is under the service of your own particular Jah, which is Hum, the Spirit, the Ruach. And this is precisely what Elias represents, or Elijah in the Old Testament, who is John the Baptist in the New Testament." - The Metamorphosis or Transfiguration of the Bodhisattva
"When the Adept renounces the supreme bliss of Nirvana, the Adept then may ask for the Elixir of Long Life. The blessed ones who receive this marvelous Elixir die but do not die. On the third day they are raised. This has already been demonstrated by the Adorable one." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"There are three conditions that are necessary in order to receive the Elixir of Long Life: Sexual Magic, perfect sanctity, and to know how to consciously travel in the Astral Body." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
Also Eloah, Eloha (Hebrew אלה or אלוה) A singular feminine word that refers to feminine aspect of the Divine, the goddess, the Divine Mother Ima or Aima.
The name אלוהים (Elohim) that in the Bible is translated as "God" should be translated as "Gods and Goddesses," since in Hebrew the -im is used in the masculine plural of a word that is feminine in the singular (Elohai or Eloha).
[אלהים] An Hebrew term with a wide variety of meanings. In Christian translations of scripture, it is one of many words translated to the generic word “God,” but whose actual meaning depends upon the context. For example:
1. In Kabbalah, םיהלא is a name of God the relates to many levels of the Tree of Life. In the world of Atziluth, the word is related to divnities of the sephiroth Binah (Jehovah Elohim, mentioned especially in Genesis), Geburah, and Hod. In the world of Briah, it is related beings of Netzach and Hod.
2. El [אל] is “god,” Eloah [אלה] is “goddess,” therefore the plural Elohim refers to “gods and goddesses,” and is commonly used to refer to Cosmocreators or Dhyan-Choans.
3. אלה Elah or Eloah is “goddess.” Yam [ים] is “sea” or “ocean.” Therefore אלהים Elohim can be אלה-ים “the sea goddess” [i.e. Aphrodite, Stella Maris, etc.]
There are many more meanings of “Elohim.” In general, Elohim refers to high aspects of divinity.
"Each one of us has his own Interior Elohim. The Interior Elohim is the Being of our Being. The Interior Elohim is our Father-Mother. The Interior Elohim is the ray that emanates from Aelohim." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
(Sanskrit: Sunyata; Tibetan: stong-pa-nyid) The ultimate reality, also called the Absolute, paramarthasatya, dharmata, tathata, etc.
"Emptiness is simply a clear and precise Buddhist term which denotes the insubstantial and impersonal nature of beings, and an indication of the state of absolute detachment and freedom outside of time and beyond the mind." - Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
"Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.
Know all things to be like this:
As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has never moved.
Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds, and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.
Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.
- The Buddha, Samadhi Raja Sutra
"Sometimes, the thought of "I" suddenly arises with great force....The situation is like that of a rock or a tree seen protruding up from the peak of a hill on the horizon: From afar it may be mistaken for a human being. Yet the existence of a human in that rock or tree is only an illusion. On deeper investigation, no human being can be found in any of the individual pieces of the protruding entity, nor in its collection of parts, nor in any other aspect of it. Nothing in the protrusion can be said to be a valid basis for the name "human being." Likewise, the solid "I" which seems to exist somewhere within the body and mind is merely an imputation. The body and mind are no more represented by the sense of "I" than is the protruding rock represented by the word "human." This "I" cannot be located anywhere within any individual piece of the body and mind, nor is it found within the body and mind as a collection, nor is there a place outside of these that could be considered to be a substantial basis of the object referred to by the name "I"." - The Second Dalai Lama (1475-1542)
See also "Illuminating Void"
One of the three aspects of all things in nature: matter, energy, and consciousness.
In spirituality, energy is that which empowers action. There are many levels and types of energy, most of which are unknown to modern science.
From Greek energeia "activity, action, operation," from energos "active, working," from en "at" + ergon "work, that which is wrought; business; action." From Aristotle, the word was used with a sense of "actuality, reality, existence."
Equivilent in Sanskrit: shakti (energy, power) or virya (sexual virility, power).
In Hebrew, energy is מרץ, "energy, vigor, forcefulness," and is also the name of the planet Mars, which according to the Zohar is ruled by Samael, an angel whose name means "the medicine of God."
“Matter transforms into energy; energy transforms into matter.” - Einstein
“Energy and strength are necessary for all processes and all activities. The higher the activity, the greater the need of energy.” - Swami Sivananda
"Matter is nothing but condensed energy. The infinite modifications of energy are absolutely unknown, as much as for historic materialism as for dialectic materialism. Energy is equal to mass by the velocity of the light squared... Matter is condensed energy. When its vibration is very slow, its mass is beneath the limits of external sensorial perceptions. When its vibratory movement is very fast, then the mass is above the limits of external sensory perceptions. With the telescope, we can only see worlds whose degree of vibration is active within the limits of external sensory perception. Above and below the limits of external sensory perceptions there exist worlds, solar systems, and constellations populated by many types of living beings. The so-called matter is only energy that condenses into infinite masses. The senses of external perception only reach a fraction of what is perceivable." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
"Within us there are various types of energy which we must understand: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼First, mechanical energy; Second, vital energy; Third, energy of the psyche; Fourth, mental energy; Fifth, energy of the will; Sixth, energy of the consciousness; 2 Seventh, energy of the pure Spirit. No matter how much we might increase our ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼strictly mechanical energy, we will never awaken consciousness. No matter how much we might increase the vital forces within our own organism, we will never awaken consciousness. Many psychological processes take place within us without any intervention from the consciousness. However great the disciplines of the mind might be, mental energy can never achieve the awakening of the diverse functions of the consciousness. Even if our willpower is multiplied infinitely, it can never bring about the awakening of the consciousness. All these types of energy are graded into different levels and dimensions, which have nothing to do with the consciousness." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
(Hebrew חנוך Chanowk) An important symbolic figure in the book of Genesis. The son of Cain.
"And Enoch walked with the Elohim: and he [was] not; for the Elohim took him." - Genesis 5
"It is written, "and Enoch walked with the Elohim" (Genesis 5:24) and also, "train (heb. Chanoch) up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6), meaning that certain child that is the angel Metatron. This is the meaning of the verse. Enoch became a child, Metatron; "with the Elohim", refers to Malchut and not with Yud Hei Vav Hei which is Zeir Anpin, because he became a servant of Malchut. "And he was not" (Genesis 5:24) means that he was not under the name Enoch, "for the Elohim took him" to be called in his name, for he became an angel of Elohim." - The Zohar
From The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg :
The sinfulness of men was the reason why Enoch was translated to heaven. Thus Enoch himself told Rabbi Ishmael. When the generation of the deluge transgressed, and spoke to God, saying, "Depart from us, for we do not desire to know Thy ways," Enoch was carried to heaven, to serve there as a witness that God was not a cruel God in spite of the destruction decreed upon all living beings on earth.
When Enoch, under the guidance of the angel 'Anpiel, was carried from earth to heaven, the holy beings, the ofanim, the seraphim, the cherubim, all those who move the throne of God, and the ministering spirits whose substance is of consuming fire, they all, at a distance of six hundred and fifty million and three hundred parasangs, noticed the presence of a human being, and they exclaimed: "Whence the odor of one born of woman? How comes he into the highest heaven of the fire-coruscating angels?" But God replied: "O My servants and hosts, ye, My cherubim, ofanim, and seraphim, let this not be an offense unto you, for all the children of men denied Me and My mighty dominion, and they paid homage to the idols, so that I transferred the Shekinah from earth to heaven. But this man Enoch is the elect of men. He has more faith, justice, and righteousness than all the rest, and he is the only reward I have derived from the terrestrial world."
Before Enoch could be admitted to service near the Divine throne, the gates of wisdom were opened unto him, and the gates of understanding, and of discernment, of life, peace, and the Shekinah, of strength and power, of might, loveliness, and grace, of humility and fear of sin. Equipped by God with extraordinary wisdom, sagacity, judgment, knowledge, learning, compassionateness, love, kindness, grace, humility, strength, power, might, splendor, beauty, shapeliness, and all other excellent qualities, beyond the endowment of any of the celestial beings, Enoch received, besides, many thousand blessings from God, and his height and his breadth became equal to the height and the breadth of the world, and thirty-six wings were attached to his body, to the right and to the left, each as large as the world, and three hundred and sixty-five thousand eyes were bestowed upon him, each brilliant as the sun. A magnificent throne was erected for him beside the gates of the seventh celestial palace, and a herald proclaimed throughout the heavens concerning him, who was henceforth to be called Metatron in the celestial regions: "I have appointed My servant Metatron as prince and chief over all the princes in My realm, with the exception only of the eight august and exalted princes that bear My name. Whatever angel has a request to prefer to Me, shall appear before Metatron, and what he will command at My bidding, ye must observe and do, for the prince of wisdom and the prince of understanding are at his service, and they will reveal unto him the sciences of the celestials and the terrestrials, the knowledge of the present order of the world and the knowledge of the future order of the world. Furthermore, I have made him the guardian of the treasures of the palaces in the heaven 'Arabot, and of the treasures of life that are in the highest heaven."
Out of the love He bore Enoch, God arrayed him in a magnificent garment, to which every kind of luminary in existence was attached, and a crown gleaming with forty-nine jewels, the splendor of which pierced to all parts of the seven heavens and to the four corners of the earth. In the presence of the heavenly family, He set this crown upon the head of Enoch, and called him "the little Lord." It bears also the letters by means of which heaven and earth were created, and seas and rivers, mountains and valleys, planets and constellations, lightning and thunder, snow and hail, storm and whirlwind--these and also all things needed in the world, and the mysteries of creation. Even the princes of the heavens, when they see Metatron, tremble before him, and prostrate themselves; his magnificence and majesty, the splendor and beauty radiating from him overwhelm them, even the wicked Samael, the greatest of them, even Gabriel the angel of the fire, Bardiel the angel of the hail, Ruhiel the angel of the wind, Barkiel the angel of the lightning, Za'miel the angel of the hurricane, Zakkiel the angel of the storm, Sui'el the angel of the earthquake, Za'fiel the angel of the showers, Ra'miel the angel of the thunder, Ra'shiel the angel of the whirlwind, Shalgiel the angel of the snow, Matriel the angel of the rain, Shamshiel the angel of the day, Leliel the angel of the night, Galgliel the angel of the solar system, Ofaniel the angel of the wheel of the moon, Kokabiel the angel of the stars, and Rahtiel the angel of the constellations.
When Enoch was transformed into Metatron, his body was turned into celestial fire--his flesh became flame, his veins fire, his bones glimmering coals, the light of his eyes heavenly brightness, his eyeballs torches of fire, his hair a flaring blaze, all his limbs and organs burning sparks, and his frame a consuming fire. To right of him sparkled flames of fire, to left of him burnt torches of fire, and on all sides he was engirdled by storm and whirlwind, hurricane and thundering.
(Latin) A term used by Paracelsus. Literally, ens is “army; host; mighty works (pl.);” and virtutis is “strength/power; courage/bravery; worth/manliness/virtue/character/excellence.” Virtutis is derived from Latin vir, “man.” So, we can translate this as "power entity."
Paracelsus stated that the ens virtutis must be extracted from the ens seminis, thus saying that all virtue and excellence is developed from the force within the sexual waters.
The desire to have what someone else has.
In Western traditions, envy is one of the seven capital sins. In Buddhism (Tibetan: phrag-dog; Sanskrit: irsa), envy is one of the five poisons (dug-lhga).
Spiritual development requires that envy be transmuted into its pure form: philanthropy or happiness for others, which is related to Jupiter (Zachariel).
Aristotle was asked, "Why is it that the envious are always sorrowing?" Aristotle replied, "Because they sorrow not only at any adcversity that befalls them, they sorrow equally at any good that is granted to other people."
"...envy is one of the most powerful triggers of social machinery. Why do so many people want to progress? Why do so many people want to have beautiful residences and very elegant cars? The entire world envies what belongs to others. Envy is regret for others’ well-being. Elegant women are envied by other less elegant women and this serves to intensify their struggle and pain. Those who do not have, want to have, and will choose to not eat in order to buy all types of clothes and adornments. They do this with the sole objective of not being less than anyone else. Every paladin of a great cause is mortally hated by the envious. The envy of the impotent, of the vanquished, of the mean person, is disguised with the judge’s toga, or with the robe of sanctity and of mastery, or with the sophism of applause, or with the beauty of humility. If we integrally comprehend that we are envious, it is logical that envy will then end and in its place will appear the star that rejoices and shines for others’ well-being." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
One of the seven churches mentioned in the Christian book of Revelation.
"The Kundalini is the primordial energy enclosed within the church of Ephesus. This church of the Apocalypse (Revelation) is a magnetic center located two fingers above the anus and two fingers below the genitals (centered between the anus and the genitals). The Kundalini is the igneous serpent of our magical powers. This sacred serpent, which is coiled up three and a half times is dormant within the church of Ephesus. The Kundalini is the Divine Mother. The Kundalini is the Pentecostal Fire. The sanctuary of the Divine Mother is located in the heart." - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
(Greek ἐπίγειος) "Earthly, terrestrial."
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of anthrōpos humans, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also epouranios heavenly bodies, and epigeios terrestrial bodies: but the glory of the epouranios is one, and the glory of the epigeios is another." - 1 Corinthians 15
"It is clear, obvious, and manifested that the clairvoyants from some pseudo-esoteric and pseudo-occultist systems also become lamentably mistaken about this body. This is due to the fact that they confuse the Essence with the Causal Body. The Essence in itself is just a fraction of the Human Soul that is incarnated within ourselves. This Essence is bottled up within the ego; it is engulfed within the Lunar Bodies. It is unquestionable that the homunculi mistakenly called human being is submitted to the Law of Recurrence. He is not capable of originating anything new; he is a victim of circumstances. Each time that the ego returns into this valley of Samsara it repeats exactly all of the acts of its previous lives, sometimes in elevated spirals, sometimes in lower spirals.In this day and age, within the cheap pseudo-occultism, much is spoken about the law of Epigenesis, the capacity for originating new circumstances. It is obvious that only the authentic human beings with conscious will can modify their destiny and originate a new order of things.The Intellectual Animal has not built the Body of Conscious Will, the Causal Vehicle. The wretched, rational homunculi is always a victim of the eternal laws of Return and Recurrence... We need to create the Causal Body if what we sincerely want is to incarnate the Being. Only the Being is capable of doing. Only He can modify the circumstances and exercise with mastery the Law of Epigenesis." - Samael Aun Weor, The Cosmic Teachings of a Lama
From Greek Ἐπιφάνεια, Epiphaneia, "Manifestation", "striking appearance," also Theophany, Θεοφάνεια, "Vision of God."
In general use, the word epiphany has several primary uses:
1. a sudden realization or insight, the appearance of the divine
2. the revelation of the Solar Logos (Christ) within a purified and prepared human being; i.e. Christification, which happens after death and resurrection
3. the holy day (in early January, or in Spring) remembering those in whom the the Solar Logos manifested
"But is now made manifest by the ἐπιφάνεια epiphaneia of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light..." —2 Timothy 1:10
"Epiphany is the manifestation, or the revelation, or the ascension of the Christ within us." —The Perfect Matrimony
"...epiphany: this old word comes from Greek. Epiphany is the ascension, revelation, or manifestation of Christ in us, after the resurrection of our Chrestos. This ascension takes us to the illumination of the Holy Spirit after having recapitulated our entire past within the profound abyss of evil. With epiphany we receive illumination, but during the forty days which precede the ascension, we sink into profound darkness." —The Seven Words
(Greek ἐπουράνιος) "Of heaven." An adjective, derived from epí, "on, fitting," ouranós, "heaven." In Kabbalah, generally corresponds to the upper triangle Kether, Chokmah, Binah, and the world of Atziluth.
"If I have told you epigeios things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of epouranios things?" - John 3:12
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also epouranios bodies, and bodies epigeios: but the glory of the epouranios is one, and the glory of the epigeios is another." - I Corinthians 15
A psychological state in which one is consistently in a state of inner balance managaed by the actively present consciousness. This state is directly related with Self-remembering, and is accompanied by an acute awareness of the status of the three brains and the distinction between states and events.
"The sage can be happy but never filled with an insane frenzy, sad but never desperate and discouraged, calm in the middle of violence, abstinent in the orgy, chaste when amidst lust, etc." - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology
(Greek Ερως, Roman Cupid, Amor) An ancient Greek symbol of love related to the fundamental force of existence (love, sex). Sadly, as with most esoteric symbols, the interpretation and depiction of Eros was perverted over time.
"In the sense in which he is usually conceived, Eros is the creature of the later Greek poets; and in order to understand the ancients properly we must distinguish three Erotes: viz. the Eros of the ancient cosmogonies, the Eros of the philosophers and mysteries, who bears great resemblance to the first, and the Eros whom we meet with in the epigrammatic and erotic poets, whose witty and playful descriptions of the god, however, can scarcely be considered as a part of the ancient religious belief of the Greeks. Homer does not mention Eros, and Hesiod, the earliest author that mentions him, describes him as the cosmogonic Eros. First, says Hesiod (Theog. 120, &c.), there was Chaos, then came Ge, Tartarus, and Eros, the fairest among the gods, who rules over the minds and the council of gods and men. In this account we already perceive a combination of the most ancient with later notions. According to the former, Eros was one of the fundamental causes in the formation of the world, inasmuch as he was the uniting power of love, which brought order and harmony among the conflicting elements of which Chaos consisted. In the same metaphysical sense he is conceived by Aristotle (Metaph. i. 4); and similarly in the Orphic poetry (Orph. Hymn. 5; comp. Aristoph. Av. 695) he is described as the first of the gods, who sprang from the world's egg. In Plato's Symposium (p. 178,b) he is likewise called the oldest of the gods. It is quite in accordance with the notion of the cosmogonic Eros, that he is described as a son of Cronos and Ge, of Eileithyia, or as a god who had no parentage, and came into existence by himself. (Paus. ix. c. 27.)" —Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
"I call, great Eros, the source of sweet delight, holy and pure, and charming to the sight; darting, and winged, impetuous fierce desire, with Gods and mortals playing, wandering fire : agile and twofold, keeper of the keys of heaven and earth, the air, and spreading seas; of all that earth's fertile realms contains, by which the all parent Goddess life sustains, or dismal Tartaros is doomed to keep, widely extended, or the sounding deep; for thee all nature's various realms obey, who rulest alone, with universal sway. Come, blessed power, regard these mystic fires, and far avert unlawful mad desires." —Orphic Hymn 58 to Eros (C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.)
"Without question the Essence, or Consciousness, which is the same thing, sleeps deeply... The Essence in itself is very beautiful. It came from above, from the stars. Lamentably, it is smothered deep within all these “I’s” we carry inside. By contrast, the Essence can retrace its steps, return to the point of origin, go back to the stars, but first it must liberate itself from its evil companions, who have trapped it within the slums of perdition. Human beings have three percent free Essence, and the other ninety-seven percent is imprisoned within the “I’s”." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
"A percentage of psychic Essence is liberated when a defect is disintegrated. Thus, the psychic Essence which is bottled up within our defects will be completely liberated when we disintegrate each and every one of our false values, in other words, our defects. Thus, the radical transformation of ourselves will occur when the totality of our Essence is liberated. Then, in that precise moment, the eternal values of the Being will express themselves through us. Unquestionably, this would be marvelous not only for us, but also for all of humanity." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
(Greek Εσσηνοι or Εσσαιοι) A spiritual society active two thousand years ago in the Middle East.
"The system of teaching which was adopted by Jesus was the system of the Essenes. Certainly, the Essenes were one hundred percent Gnostics." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub (1950)
"Previously, we were the mystical Essenes of Palestine. So, we are not improvising opportunist doctrines. We were hidden for twenty centuries, but now we are returning once again to the street in order to carry on our shoulders the old, rough, and heavy cross." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries
"The philosophy of Sexual Alchemy has its principles in the school of the Essenes, in the school of Alexandria, in the teachings of Pythagoras, in the mysteries of Egypt, Troy, Rome, Carthage, Eleusis, as well as in the wisdom of the Aztecs and Mayas, etc." - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
The Holy Primeval Christian Gnostic Church, to which we have the privilege of belonging, preserves in secrecy the primeval rituals used by the Apostles. These were the rituals of the Christians that met in the catacombs of Rome during the time of the Caesar Nero. These are the rituals of the Essenes, a humble cast of great initiates to which Jesus the Christ belonged." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"The Ether is the condensation of a substance called Akasha. This substance, Akasha, is the first radiation of Mulaprakriti, which is its root or insipid and undifferentiated primordial matter.
"The Ether exists in an igneous state (Tejas). The Ether exists in a gaseous fluidic state as the origin of air (Vayu). The Ether exists in an aqueous state as the origin of water (Apas). The Ether exists in a petreous state as the origin of minerals (Prithvi).
"The scientists that place doubt in the existence of Ether have no scientific basis for their theories. Indeed, they just play with words, with terms, because instead of the term Ether they use the term “radioactivity” or a “magnetic field,” etc. So, these other terms neither take away from nor give to the reality of Ether. In any case, their doubts, analysis, and change of terms will only serve them to study that which is called Ether. Most of the time, people fight only for the question of terms of words, etc., etc. Yet, in the final analysis, what counts are the facts, and the facts are facts. Russian astronomers have discovered, with their powerful telescopes, worlds in a protoplasmic state. These protoplasmic worlds have come out from within the Ether. We can accept, by simple logical induction, that Ethereal worlds exist. Maybe some scientists will not be pleased with the term “Ethereal.” However, the term is of the least importance. The importance is the fact. Every world, before becoming protoplasmic, exists in an Ethereal state. The great Hindustani scientist Rama Prasad stated: “Everything comes out from within the Ether. Everything returns into the Ether.” If protoplasm emerges from within the Ether, then we have to accept that the Ether is in the vital depth of everything that exists." - Samael Aun Weor, Fundamental Notions of Endocrinology and Criminology
Ethereal comes from Latin aether "the upper pure, bright air; sky, firmament," from Greek aither "upper air; bright, purer air; the sky" (opposed to aer "the lower air"), from aithein "to burn, shine," from *aidh- "to burn."
Also known as the Vital body. It is the subtle aspect of the physical body, composed of the energy or vital force that provides life to the physical body. In Tibetan Buddhism, the vital body is known as the subtle body (lus phra-mo). The Ethereal / Vital Body corresponds to the fourth dimension, which in Kabbalah is called Yesod (foundation).
"It is written that the vital body or the foundation of organic life within each one of us has four ethers. The chemical ether and the ether of life are related with chemical processes and sexual reproduction. The chemical ether is a specific foundation for the organic chemical phenomena. The ether of life is the foundation of the reproductive and transformative sexual processes of the race. The two superior ethers, luminous and reflective, have more elevated functions. The luminous ether is related with the caloric, luminous, perceptive, etc., phenomena. The reflective ether serves as a medium of expression for willpower and imagination." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
The second trinity of the Tree of Life: Chesed, Geburah, and Tiphereth.
“Why is it called ethical? It is simply because ethics or upright behaviour is primed there. There, we know the might of the Law; there, we know good and evil, about what is good and evil. This triangle is the World of Pure Spirit, which is Atman, Buddhi, Manas that is, the Hindu Trimurti. Obviously, the center of gravity in this triangle becomes at a simple glance the Human Soul; that Soul who suffers and who gives that human part to us, the Sephirah Tiphereth that coincides with the Causal Body. This triangle is also denominated as the Triangle of the Son. Here we find the Cosmic Christ, Chokmah who when so endowed manifests himself through the Human Soul, which is Tiphereth in the Hebraic Kabbalah.” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
(Greek) eukharistia "gratitude," eukharistos "grateful," from eu- "well" kharizesthai "show grace," from kharis "grace." The Eucharist is an ancient ritual visible in every religion. Through the Eucharist, special food is utilized as a vehicle for superior energies to enter into the human consciousness. In Christianity, this is performed through the blessing and ingestion of bread and grape juice ("wine").
"Each person can, while alone, pray and persevere in the partaking of the bread and wine. The most powerful prayer is the Our Father. The bread and wine should always be placed on a clean and perfumed cloth. The bread and wine can only be brought to the mouth after praying. Through the bread and wine, billions of Christic atoms, which come to awaken all our Occult Powers, enter our human organism. Christ, in his capacity as the Cosmic Christ, said: "I am the bread of life, I am the living bread; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live eternally; whoever eats of my flesh and drinks of my blood, he dwells in me and I in him." Now, with this teaching, every human being will be able to Christify himself by means of Sexual Magic and of the Holy Eucharistic Unction. All our brethren must always have the bread and wine at hand, and persevere daily in the Holy Unction." - Samael Aun Weor, The Seven Words
(Hebrew חוה) Havah (Eve) means "life giver." It is written with the letters Chet, Vav, Hei and is pronounced “Havah,” and is derived from the word “chai” which means life. Eve is a symbol related to the sexual organs, whereas Adam is related to the brain.
Genesis 3:20: And Adam called his wife's name Eve (Chavah); because she was the mother of all life (Chai).
After the division of sexes, the brain (Adam) in the masculine body kept the development of the seed (zoosperm) in the testicles whereas the brain (Adam) in the feminine body kept the development of the egg (ovum) in the ovaries. Both organs of procreation are EVE, however, the sexual organs of the feminine body are responsible for the entire process of development of the human embryo, this is why the female and not the male body receives the title of Eve (mother or life giver).
"Evolution is a process of complication of energy." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony (1950)
"It is not possible for the true Human Being (the Self-realized Being) to appear through the mechanics of evolution. We know very well that evolution and its twin sister devolution are nothing else but two laws which constitute the mechanical axis of all Nature. One evolves to a certain perfectly defined point, and then the devolving process follows. Every ascent is followed by a descent and vice-versa." - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology
“Before relating how this then further occurred, I must explain to you a little more in detail concerning that sacred substance which is the final result of the evolving transformations of every kind of being-food formed in the presence of every being without distinction of brain system. This sacred substance which arises in the presences of beings of every kind is almost everywhere called ‘Exioëhary’; but your favorites on the planet Earth call it ‘sperm.’" - Gurdjieff, All and Everything, 23.275
The second book of Moses in Hebrew is called שמות Shemoth (“names”), but was translated in English as “Exodus.” It recounts the escape of the archetypes of Israel from slavery in matter, "Egypt," thus it explains symbolically how souls return to the "promised land."
All of the Monads depart from the absolute abstract space in order to manifest in the universe, and in Kabbalah this transmigration or dispersion is called "exile" or diaspora. This is why many Kabbalists state that the souls here in this physical world are in exile. Exile or diaspora means the dispersion of the names (שמות Shemoth), the archetypes, from the absolute (the Ain Soph) into matter (Egypt, the wheel of samsara). Therefore, Exodus or Shemoth means the return of the names, the archetypes into their proper place in the Absolute.
Dangma is a Tibetan term for "a purified soul," thus the eye of dangma is a reference to the spiritual sight of the elevated initiate.
"In India it is called "The Eye of Siva," but beyond the great range it is known as "Dangma"s opened eye" in esoteric phraseology. Dangma means "a purified soul," one who has become a Jivanmukta, the highest adept, or rather a Mahatma. His "opened eye" is the inner spiritual eye of the seer, and the faculty which manifests through it is not clairvoyance as ordinarily understood, i.e., the power of seeing at a distance, but rather the faculty of spiritual intuition, through which direct and certain knowledge is obtainable. This faculty is intimately connected with the "third eye," which mythological tradition ascribes to certain races of men." —Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
"This opened eye is the purely spiritual sight of the adept. However, it is necessary to clarify that this is not clairvoyance, but rather the faculty of spiritual intuition, through which direct and true knowledge can be acquired." —Samael Aun Weor, Cosmic Teachings of a Lama