Etymologies, meanings, and definitions of spiritual, religious, and philosophical words beginning with the letter H.

(Hebrew האישים) "The fiery souls." Related to אישים, Ishim.

"The atoms carry within their interior that which the Hebrews call "igneous particles," "haishim" or "igneous souls." These igneous souls are formidable. The atoms cannot process themselves within the living constitution of matter without these igneous souls. Therefore, indeed, no one truly knows the power, for instance, of a few grains of dust. We can be sure that nobody knows the power which is enclosed or what it is capable of doing. The haishim or igneous souls are enclosed within each atom (of adamah 'the dust of the ground'). The great magicians of the east (alchemists) know how to work with these igneous particles of the atoms, and in any situation, the atoms are impelled by these igneous particles." —Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message

(Sanskrit) A symbolic character in the ancient Ramayana. Hanuman, the so-called "monkey God," (Hebrew Kuf); Hanuman is the manifested animal-mind-essence of Supreme Consciousness that spiritizes all. The word Hanuman comes from :

• “Ha” is a mantra that vibrates in the head; it means ‘Supreme Spirit.’ It is also another name of Lord Shiva (Binah).

• Nu means ‘that which spiritizes’

• Man means ‘mind’

Hanuman is the son of Vayu, the God of air and wind, and is thus called Maruti, "son of the wind."

Hanuman is a symbol of the human soul (Tiphereth / Manas) who must serve Lord Rama (the Bodhisattva). Study the lecture Kuf from the Alphabet of Kabbalah course.

A term introduced by Gurdjieff. Composed of Hebrew harn-el, (הרן) "the singing," with (אל) el, "God." And miatzn-el (מאיזון), "from balancing, harnessing" (אל) el, "God."

"A new arising from the previously arisen through the “Harnel-miatznel,” the process of which is actualized thus: the higher blends with the lower in order to actualize the middle and thus becomes either higher for the preceding lower, or lower for the succeeding higher." - Gurdjieff

(Greek Άρπυια Harpyia, literally "thieves") "They are disgusting witches with heads and necks of girls who were beautiful maidens in the past, but have now been transformed into horrible furies who pollute everything they touch with their foul contagion." - Samael Aun Weor, Magic of the Runes

"Here the repellent harpies make their nests,
Who drove the Trojans from the Strophades
With dire announcements of the coming woe.
They have broad wings, with razor sharp talons and a human neck and face,
Clawed feet and swollen, feathered bellies; they caw
Their lamentations in the eerie trees..." - Dante, Inferno

(Hebrew השם) "The name." A word used in Judaism to refer to the sacred name of God, יהוה. The letters of this name hide the three mother letters of Hebrew (שם, with the א hidden in the word for הא). Interestingly, השם is the reverse of משה (Moshe, Moses).

Plural "hasnamussen."

A term used by Gurdjieff in reference to a person with a divided consciousness: part of it is free and natural, and part is trapped in the ego. In synthesis, everyone who has ego is a Hasnamuss. Although there are many variations and kinds of Hasnamuss, there are four basic types:

  1. mortal: the common person
  2. those with the solar astral body
  3. those with the solar bodies created
  4. fallen angels

These are described in detail by Samael Aun Weor in his lecture "The Master Key."

“The Twice-born who does not reduce his lunar ego to cosmic dust converts himself into an abortion of the Cosmic Mother. He becomes a Marut, and there are thousands of types of Maruts. Certain oriental sects and some Muslim tribes commit the lamentable error of rendering cult to all of those families of Maruts. Every Marut, every hasnamuss has in fact two personalities: one white and another black (one solar and another lunar). The Innermost, the Being dressed with the solar electronic bodies, is the white personality of the hasnamuss, and the pluralized “I” dressed with theprotoplasmic lunar bodies is the hasnamuss’ black personality. Therefore, these Maruts have a double center of gravity.” —Samael Aun Weor

Gurdjieff described these qualities of the Hasnamuss:

  1. Every kind of depravity, conscious as well as unconscious
  2. The feeling of self-satisfaction from leading others astray
  3. The irresistible inclination to destroy the existence of other breathing creatures
  4. The urge to become free from the necessity of actualizing the being-efforts demanded by Nature
  5. The attempt by every kind of artificiality to conceal from others what in their opinion are one’s physical defects
  6. The calm self-contentment in the use of what is not personally deserved
  7. The striving to be not what one is.

Although the origin of this term is uncertain and has interesting meanings when analyzed in Arabic, Hebrew, etc., in Sanskrit we find Hasnamuss can be derived from हा Ha: a Sanskrit particle expressing sorrow, dejection, pain; अश्न asna: voracious, eating, consuming; or, a stone; मूष् mus: mouse, thief

(Sanskrit) A series of exercises to stretch and loosen the physical body. Originally intended to be a form of exercise to prepare for meditation, the common type of Hatha Yoga does not contain any exercises for the awakening of the consciousness or the elimination of the ego.

"The Yoga that we require today is actually ancient Gnostic Christian Yoga, which absolutely rejects the idea of Hatha Yoga. We do not recommend Hatha Yoga simply because, spiritually speaking, the acrobatics of this discipline are fruitless; they should be left to the acrobats of the circus." —Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book

"The Tantric type of Hatha Yoga is extraordinary and leads the esotericist to the realization of the Innermost Self. However, Hatha Yoga without Tantra is like a garden without water." —Samael Aun Weor, The Narrow Way

"Many pseudo-esotericists and pseudo-occultists read the literature of Sivananda. There is no doubt that this man was truly a Guru-Deva who worked intensely for this suffering humanity. I truly confess that I never liked his Hatha Yoga. This type of acrobatics always appeared to me to be quite circus-like. I never found that someone could Self-realize by converting himself into an acrobat. Nonetheless, it is well known that this said yogi profoundly worked in strict secrecy with Sex Yoga. It seems that Hatha Yoga was only a bait in order to fish within the rivers of life." —Samael Aun Weor, The Magic of the Runes

There are many forms of Yoga from India, including Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and more. See: Yoga.

From Old English heofon "home of God," earlier "the visible sky, firmament."

"...there are always nine, as the Florentine Dante stated with so much assertion in his classic poem The Divine Comedy.

1. Heaven of the Moon, the astral world

2. Heaven of Mercury, the mental world

3. Heaven of Venus, the causal world

4. Heaven of the Sun, the Buddhic or Intuitive World

5. Heaven of Mars, the Atmic World, region of Atman

6. Heaven of Jupiter, or Nirvana

7. Heaven of Saturn, the Paranirvanic World

8. Heaven of Uranus, the Mahaparanirvanic World

9. Heaven of Neptune, the Empyrean World

"It is evident that these nine heavens are also within us, here and now. They interpenetrate each other without being confused. Obviously, these nine heavens are found located in nine superior dimensions. Clearly, they are nine parallel universes." - Samael Aun Weor, The Three Mountains

"These nine heavens are represented by the nine planets. For example, when we refer to the Moon, we must not think about the Moon as the physical satellite... Let us consider now the lunar heaven. These heavens do not mean precisely that they are related to the physical Moon, but to the superior regions, those molecular regions which are lunar. They are governed by the Moon. It is a molecular lunar world which is found here in our world."  - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

(עִבְרִית, ‘Ivrit) An ancient language related to Judaism and the original Christianity. Study a chart of the letters, or the online course.

"The Angel Metatron, or Enoch, delivered the Tarot in which the entirety of divine wisdom is enclosed. The Tarot remains written in stone. He also left us the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet..." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"In Kabbalah we have to constantly look at the Hebrew letters." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

ה (Hebrew: He, Heh, or Hei) The fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it symbolizes the uterus, the primordial matrix or matrass; lo and behold the place where the seed reveals its generation! Its Kabbalistic value is 5.

hekate(Hecate; Greek Ἑκατη) Virgin goddess of the Greek mysteries, one of the symbolic aspects of the Divine Mother. She was often represented with three faces, a symbol of the eternal trinity. While always worshipped as one of the highest aspects of divinity, because she had dominion over the three worlds (heaven, earth, and hell) as demonstrated by the aid she gave to Persephone and her role in guiding the suffering souls in the underworld, some later cults used her name in reference to witchcraft and black magic, demonic interests that the Greek mysteries were steadfastly opposed to.

"Tender-hearted Hekate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaios." - Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 19 (7th - 4th B.C.)

"The only-begotten virgin (Koure mounogenes) [Hekate]." - Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3. 840 (C3rd B.C.)

"Hekate whom Zeus the son of Kronos honoured above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the earth and the unfruitful sea. She received honour also in starry heaven, and is honoured exceedingly by the deathless gods . . . For as many as were born of Gaia (Earth) and Ouranos (Heaven) [the Titanes] amongst all these she has her due portion. The son of Kronos [Zeus] did her no wrong nor took anything away of all that was her portion among the former Titan gods: but she holds, as the division was at the first from the beginning, privilege both in earth, and in heaven, and in sea. Also, because she is an only child, the goddess receives not less honour, but much more still, for Zeus honours her." - Hesiod, Theogony 404 (C8th or C7th B.C.) 

"[After Persephone was returned from the underworld to Demeter:] Then bright-coiffed Hekate came near to them, and often did she embrace the daughter of holy Demeter: and from that time the lady Hekate was minister and companion to Persephone." - Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 436 

As an archetype, she has similarities to other archetypes, such as Isis, which was even mentioned by Lucius Apuleius:

"I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistress and governess of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chief of powers divine, Queen of heaven, the principal of the Gods celestial, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the air, the wholesome winds of the Seas, and the silences of hell be disposed; my name, my divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customs and in many names, [...] Some call me Juno, others Bellona of the Battles, and still others Hecate. Principally the Ethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Egyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustomed to worship me, do call me Queen Isis." - Lucius Apuleius, The Golden Ass

"Proserpine, the Queen of Hell, is also Hecate, the blessed Goddess Mother Death, under whose direction the Angels of Death work. The Mother Space converted into the Mother Death loves her sons and daughters in a very odd way, for she takes them away." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"Suddenly, something unusual happened beyond the muddy waters of Aqueronte. The horrible door that gives access to the abode of Pluto turned upon its hinges of steel... Intensely moved, I shook myself, I forebode that something amazing had happened. I was not mistaken... I saw her, it was she, the unmanifested Kundalini. She had crossed the threshold where the lost souls abide... Magnificent Madonna, excellent, extraordinary, and terrifically divine, she approached me with a magistral step. I did not know what to do, I was confused, I simultaneously felt fear and love... A cosmic reminder? Recrimination? The Beloved One spoke with a voice from paradise. She blessed me, and then continued on her way as if she was going towards the frightful walls of the city of Dis. In those moments, from within the depth of my consciousness, I felt that she wanted also to help the others who dwelled around that city of pain where no one can enter without just indignation..." - Samael Aun Weor, The Three Mountains

A reference to the Cubic Stone of Yesod. Historically, a large black stone, a meteorite, that some describe from its image on coins and in sculpture as shaped like a bee-hive; others as phallic. This stone first appears in history atop its altar in the temple of Emesa on coins minted in the reign of Caracalla. It was taken by Varius Avitus Bassianus, Roman emperor (218-222), during his own reign, to Rome, and placed in a huge temple dedicated to it on the Palatine hill. Each summer, of the three he spent there, he led the stone in ceremonial procession, attended by musicians and dancers, to another palace in a garden at the outer edge of Rome. At the end of summer he would take it back to the Palatine. This is recorded in his coinage, as well as in the written sources. Varius was appointed priest of the sun-god Elagabal, whose name he adopted. Heliogabalus lived in Rome as an oriental despot and, giving himself up to detestable sensual pleasures, degraded the imperial office to the lowest point by most shameful vices, which had their origin in certain rites of oriental naturalistic religion.

(Greek) From the ancient Greek λιος for "sun." Helios was a symbolic deity related to the movement and power of the Sun, depicted as as a handsome male driving a luminous chariot (the Sun). His Latin (Roman) name was Sol, from the Latin word solus, "alone," since the Sun is self-sustaining and complete in itself; in other words, Helios represents an androgynous being, an Elohim (male and female in one, complete), like the primordial Adam. The Hebrew word Elohim is a plural word, a combination of El (God) and Eloah (Goddess).

"Then אלהים [Elohim] said, “Let Us [God and Goddess] make Adam in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let [Adam] rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Elohim created Adam in their own image, in the image of Elohim [they] created Adam; male and female [in other words, androgynous] Elohim created [Adam]." - Genesis 1:28

"With the Jews Adam Kadmon was the same as Athamaz, Tamaz, or the Adonis of the Greeks -- "the One with, and of his father" -- the "Father" becoming during the later Races Helios, the Sun, as Apollo Karneios, for instance, who was the "Sun born"..." - H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (1888)

(Greek) The Greek symbol of the sexual force, the equivalent of the Hindu Shiva or Christian Holy Spirit. He was represented as a creative and powerful craftsman who worked in the depths of Earth at a fiery forge. He was known by the Romans as Vulcan. [See Vulcan].

"Strong, mighty Hephaistos, bearing splendid light, unwearied fire, with flaming torrents bright : strong-handed, deathless, and of art divine, pure element, a portion of the world is thine : all-taming artist, all-diffusive power, ‘tis thine, supreme, all substance to devour : aither, sun, moon, and stars, light pure and clear, for these thy lucid parts [of fire] to men appear. To thee all dwellings, cities, tribes belong, diffused through mortal bodies, rich and strong. Hear, blessed power, to holy rites incline, and all propitious on the incense shine : suppress the rage of fire’s unwearied frame, and still preserve our nature’s vital flame." - Orphic Hymn 66 to Hephaestus (3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.)

The Law of 7; The Law of Organization. This law is visible in the seven notes of the western musical scale, the seven chakras, the seven bodies of the soul, the Seven Spirits before the Throne, etc.

'The flow of forces follows a line that constantly deflects at specific intervals and unites again at its ends. According to this primordial sacred cosmic law, the line of the flow of forces has seven points of deflection or, as is otherwise said, seven 'centers of gravity,' and the distance between two consecutive points of deflection, or 'centers of gravity,' is called a 'stopinder of the sacred Heptaparaparshinokh.' "The complete process of this sacred law, acting through everything newly arising and existing, is always made up of seven stopinders.' - Gurdjieff

Also Heracles or Hercules (Greek Ἡρακλῆς) from Hera, “protectress,” (that has an intimate etymological relation with Eros - Love - the Son of the Divine Mother Aphrodite), related to heros “hero,” originally “defender, protector.” And kleos “glory or aura.” Therefore Herakles means “the aura or glory of Hera” or the “aura or glory of Eros.” The Greek symbol of the Christ.

“Heracles (the Cosmic Christ), the son of Jupiter (IO Peter) and Alcmene, performed the Twelve Labors.” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"An unusual event is going to accelerate the process of swift change to the axis of the planet Earth. I am referring to the planet Hercolubus. This planet is six times bigger than the planet Jupiter. The planet Hercolubus belongs to the distant solar system of Tylo. The solar system of Tylo is rapidly approaching our solar system, and Hercolubus is rapidly approaching Earth. Modern Astronomers have before their sight the planet Hercolubus, or as it is known by modern science, the Barnard star. This planet is a powerful giant that will pass through an angle of our solar system. When this happens, the revolution of the axis of the planet Earth will accelerate violently. Then the final catastrophe will occur. Some scientists believe that they will be able to push this monstrous planet away with nuclear explosions, but this will be useless. It will be impossible to push this tremendous mass of a planet out of the way with mere nuclear bombs. This same planet brought Atlantis to an end. Before Atlantis existed, it annihilated the existence of another continent. We know very well that the continent of Mu or Lemuria sank within the waters of the boisterous pacific ocean after 10,000 years of earthquakes and incessant volcanic eruptions." - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message

(Greek) The revealer of mysteries of the lower world, not of hell or hades, but of our Earth (the lowest world in the chain of worlds), and also of the sexual mysteries. He was always represented with a cross in his hand, one of the earliest symbols of generation or procreation.

(Greek) In the pure esoteric tradition (not the modern, degenerated remnants), hermaphrodite means "a son of Hermes and Aphrodite" (Herm-Aphrodite), one who physically develops the brain power, objective reasoning (Hermes) by means of the transmutation of its own sexual libido (Aphrodite).

Physically, hermaphrodite refers to the human being of the Lemurian epoch, who developed both male and female sexual organs and characteristics in the physical body and who was capable of self proliferating its species without the necessity of sexual intercourse. Thus, a true hermaphrodite is a human being who physically produces sperm and ovum within their masculine-feminine sexual genitalia. In order to create, they fecundate themselves (in a manner similar to other hermaphrodite creatures); they physically unite the outcome of their own two sexual polarities (sperm and ovum) by means of willpower.

"Let us clarify here that when we talk about hermaphrodites, we are talking about perfect androgynous beings, and not about those degenerated homosexuals of this day and age." - Samael Aun Weor, Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries

Greek Ἑσπερίδες, "daughters of the evening." Three divine ladies who, accompanied by a divine serpent, protect the treasures of the gods, including golden apples. They are also heralds of the wedding night, and serve ambrosia to the gods.


The High Priest, one who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.

From Greek (Hierophantes) High Priest, Judge or Interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.

From Sanskrit and Pali, a term used incorrectly to describe the introductory level of spiritual instruction, and is often mistranslated to mean "smaller vehicle." The Sanskrit components are yana, "vehicle" and hina "despicable," thus the literal definition is “vehicle of despicable quality.” This is a very disparaging, rude term used by opponents of a long lost school of Buddhism. That school was ridiculed because it focused only on the introductory aspects of the teaching, thus the term has been associated with the modern introductory schools, properly called Sutrayana, Theravada, Shravakayana, or Foundational Vehicle.

“According to Hinayana, the so-called “Smaller vehicle,” whose practitioners seek nirvana for their own sake, the mind should be trained to exercise a will strong enough to renounce samsara. The practitioner should pursue religious ethics and simultaneously practice meditative absorption and insight so that delusion and its seeds may be purged, ultimately, never to grow again. Thus, we attain nirvana.” - The 14th Dalai Lama

In other words, the Introductory Path is concerned only with oneself. In the next two phases of instruction (Mahayana and Tantrayana), the focus shifts towards benefitting others.

A biblical personage; a skillful builder and architect whom King Solomon procured from Tyre for the purpose of supervising the construction of the Temple. According to the Masonic story, Hiram Abiff was murdered by three traitors who were subsequently found by twenty-seven Master Masons.

(Hebrew הוד means glory, majesty, splendor) The eighth sephirah of the Tree of Life. The Astral World or Astral Body.

"Hod is the Astral World, the Astral Body. The Astral World is governed by the Moon. This is why astral projections become easier during the crescent moon and a little bit more arduous during the waning moon." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

  • Gnostic: The 3rd Aeon
  • Represents: The heart or emotional body.
  • Body / World: Astral Dimension:
  • Fifth Heaven of: The Moon
  • Level of Consciousness: Beni Elohim (Kabbalah), Angels (Christian)

Learn more: The Sephirah Hod, Tarot and Kabbalah

Both historically, as the famous cup that passed through the hands of Jesus of Nazareth, and symbolically, as the sacred, symbolic vessel of the Mysteries, Samael Aun Weor wrote extensively about the Grail. Notable chapters are to be found in The Great Rebellion and The Three Mountains. As a symbol, the cup represents both the woman and her sexual organs, just as the Spear or Lance represents the man or phallus.

The Christian name for the third aspect of the Holy Trinity, or "God." This force has other names in other religions. In Kabbalah, the third sephirah, Binah. In Buddhism, it is related to Nirmanakaya, the “body of formation” through which the inner Buddha works in the world.

"The Holy Spirit is the Fire of Pentecost or the fire of the Holy Spirit called Kundalini by the Hindus, the igneous serpent of our magical powers, Holy Fire symbolized by Gold..." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

"It has been said in The Divine Comedy with complete clarity that the Holy Spirit is the husband of the Divine Mother. Therefore, the Holy Spirit unfolds himself into his wife, into the Shakti of the Hindus. This must be known and understood. Some, when they see that the Third Logos is unfolded into the Divine Mother Kundalini, or Shakti, She that has many names, have believed that the Holy Spirit is feminine, and they have been mistaken. The Holy Spirit is masculine, but when He unfolds Himself into She, then the first ineffable Divine Couple is formed, the Creator Elohim, the Kabir, or Great Priest, the Ruach Elohim, that in accordance to Moses, cultivated the waters in the beginning of the world." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"The Primitive Gnostic Christians worshipped the lamb, the fish and the white dove as symbols of the Holy Spirit." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

See: Power of Tongues

Chinese, "critical phrase" or "head of a word" indicating the source from which thought emerges (compare with the Greek Logos, which means the same thing). Hua Tuo is known in Korean as hwadu, and in Japanese as wato. Hua Tou is an approach to meditation that emerged from Chinese Buddhism in the twelfth century. In this method, one mentally posits an unanswerable question, continually, without engaging the intellect, while maintaining sincere interest in answering the question. Example Hua Tuos include, “Where was I before birth? Where shall I be after death?”, "If you return your bones to your father and your flesh to your mother, where, then, would you be?", "Which is your original face?", and "What is Wu?" or simply, "Wu." There are two Chinese words wu: 1. "not, no, nothing, emptiness." 2. "enlightenment, to awaken to the fact, to understand." Samael Aun Weor wrote of the Hua Tou method in his books The Doomed Aryan Race, Parsifal Unveiled, and Gnostic Magic of the Runes.

Tie Shan wrote: [...] "I then went to see Hsueh Yen and I followed his instructions about the way to meditate on the word Wu. On the fourth night, perspiration surged from my whole body, and so I felt comfortable and light. I remained in the meditation hall, concentrated, without exchanging a word with anyone. Afterwards, I saw Miao Kao Feng who told me to continue meditating on the word Wu without rest day or night. When I got up, before dawn, the Hua Tou (the purpose of the word Wu, the essence of this phrase) immediately presented itself before me. As soon as I had some drowsiness I came down off of my seat. The Hua Tou (that is to say the word Wu) accompanied me while I walked, while I prepared the bed or the food, when I took the spoon or when I put aside the chopsticks. It was with me all the time, in all my activities, day and night. If one succeeds in fusing one’s mind into a continuous and homogeneous whole, enlightenment is assured." - Samael Aun Weor, Parsifal Unveiled

The Aztec god of Fire. This deity is related with the Kabbalistic Kether, the ancient of days and Lord of the Fire of the Fire (Chrestos).

Although the words human or human being are used generally to refer to the people of this planet, the real meaning of the word human is far more demanding. Human is derived from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized." In classical philosophy, we are not yet human beings, but have the potential to become so. A famous illustration of this is the story of Diogenes wandering around crowded Athens during this day with an illuminated lantern, searching for "anthropos" (a real human being), yet failing to find even one.

In general, there are three types of human beings:

  1. The ordinary person (called human being out of respect), more accurately called the "intellectual animal."

  2. The true human being or man (from Sanskrit manas, mind; this does not indicate gender): someone who has created the soul (the solar bodies), symbolized as the chariot of Ezekiel or Krishna, the Wedding Garment of Jesus, the sacred weapons of the heroes of mythology, etc. Such persons are saints, masters, or buddhas of various levels.

  3. The superhuman: a true human being who has also incarnated the Cosmic Christ, thus going beyond mere sainthood or buddhahood, and into the highest reaches of liberation. These are the founders of religions, the destroyers of dogmas and traditions, the great rebels of spiritual light.

According to Gnostic anthropology, a true human being is an individual who has conquered the animal nature within and has thus created the soul, the Mercabah of the Kabbalists, the Sahu of the Egyptians, the To Soma Heliakon of the Greeks: this is “the Body of Gold of the Solar Man.” A true human being is one with the Monad, the Inner Spirit. It can be said that the true human being or man is the inner Spirit (in Kabbalah, Chesed. In Hinduism, Atman).

"Every spirit is called man, which means that only the aspect of the light of the spirit that is enclothed within the body is called man. So the body of the spirit of the holy side is only a covering; in other words, the spirit is the actual essence of man and the body is only its covering. But on the other side, the opposite applies. This is why it is written: "you have clothed me with skin and flesh..." (Iyov 10:11). The flesh of man is only a garment covering the essence of man, which is the spirit. Everywhere it is written the flesh of man, it hints that the essence of man is inside. The flesh is only a vestment for man, a body for him, but the essence of man is the aspect of his spirit." —Zohar 1A:10:120

A true human being has reconquered the innocence and perfection of Eden, and has become what Adam was intended to be: a king or queen of nature, having power over nature. The intellectual animal, however, is controlled by nature, and thus is not a true human being. Examples of true human beings are all those great saints of all ages and cultures: Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Krishna, and many others whose names were never known by the public.

"The Being, the Innermost of each one of us, has Twin Souls: the Spiritual and the Human Souls. In the ordinary intellectual animal, the Being, the Innermost, is not born, does not die, is not reincarnated, but it does send the Essence to each new personality. The Essence is a fraction of the Human Soul, the Buddhata... We can and must affirm, beyond all doubt, that only a fraction of the Human Soul lives within the Lunar Bodies. This fraction is the Essence, the psychic material that creates a Soul, develops the Human Soul, and thereby the Spiritual Soul. The Monad, the Being, creates, fabricates, develops his two Souls, and these Souls must serve and obey him. We must distinguish between Monads and Souls. A Monad, in other words, a Spirit, is. A Soul is acquired." - Samael Aun Weor, Practical Astrology

"The Innermost [Atman] is the Sephirah Chesed, and Buddhi [Buddhi] is the Sephirah Geburah. The Innermost and Buddhi express themselves through the Human Soul. The Human Soul [Manas] is Tiphereth, willpower, beauty." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"Atman unfolds Himself into the Spiritual Soul. The Spiritual Soul unfolds into the Human Soul who is the Superior Manas; the Human Soul unfolds into the Essence, or Buddhata." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"Every elemental Essence can convert itself into a human soul, at its time and hour, and according to the law." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled

From the Human Soul descends the percentage of free consciousness that enters into manifestation in a physical body. That Essence is only a fraction of the Human Soul. The Human Soul is incarnated in the Human Being when the initiate enters into the world of Tiphereth in the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries.

Mayan deity responsible for the creation of heaven and earth, along with Gugumatz, according to the Popol Vuh. See: Gugumatz and Popol Vuh.

From Greek hydr-, stem of hydor "water" + French -gène "producing," from gen: generate, genes, genesis, genetic, etc.

Hydrogen is the simplest element on the periodic table, and is the building block of all forms of matter. Hydrogen is a packet of solar light. The solar light (the light that comes from the sun) is the reflection of the cosmic solar intelligence, the Okidanok, the Cosmic Christ, which creates and sustains every world.

Hydrogen is "fecundated water, generated water" (hydro). The water is the source of all life. Everything that we eat, breathe and all of the impressions that we receive are in the form of various structures of hydrogen.

"It is urgent to know that there are twelve fundamental basic hydrogens in the universe. The twelve basic hydrogens are arranged in tiers in accordance with the twelve categories of matter. The twelve categories of matter exist in all creation; let us remember the twelve salts of the zodiac, the twelve spheres of cosmic vibration within which a solar humanity must be developed. All the secondary hydrogens, whose varied densities go from 6 to 12283, are derived from the twelve basic hydrogens. In Gnosticism, the term hydrogen has a very extensive significance. Indeed, any simple element is hydrogen of a certain density. Hydrogen 384 is found in water, 192 in the air, while 96 is wisely deposited in the animal magnetism, emanations of the human body, X-rays, hormones, vitamins, etc." - Samael Aun Weor, Light from Darkness

"...hydrogen in itself is the first emanation of the universal primordial matter (Mulaprakriti)." - Samael Aun Weor, Cosmic Teachings of a Lama

"Every substance is transformed into a specific type of hydrogen. Thus, just as the substances and life forms are infinite, likewise the hydrogens are infinite." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

Samael Aun Weor will place a note (Do, Re, Mi…) and a number related with the vibration and atomic weight (level of complexity) with a particular hydrogen. For example, he constantly refers to the Hydrogen Si-12. “Si” is the highest note in the octave and it is the result of the notes that come before it. This particular hydrogen is always related to the forces of Yesod, which is the synthesis and coagulation of all food, air and impressions that we have previously received. Food begins at Do-768, air begins at Do-384, and impressions begin at Do-48.

"In all the elements of Nature, in every chemical substance, in every fruit, exists its corresponding type of Hydrogen, and the Hydrogen of sex is Si-12... Within the seven notes of the musical scale, all the biological and physiological processes are carried out, and the final result is that marvelous elixir called semen [sexual energy, regardless of gender]. The process is initiated with the note Do from the moment in which the food enters the mouth, and continues with the notes Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La, and when the musical Si resounds, the extraordinary elixir called semen is already prepared." - Samael Aun Weor, Practical Astrology

For more understanding see chapters and lectures related to The Pancatattva Ritual and The Transformation of Impressions.

Primordial matter.

"The elements are made out of hyle and every element is converted into the nature of another element." - Roger Bacon

The second Root Race of this terrestrial humanity.

A nation mentioned in Greek mythology. The name means “beyond the North Wind,” thus they are supposed to have been somewhere north of Greece, but the name also means “beyond the mountains” and “those who carry (merchandise) across.” Apollo was said to spend the winter months among them, and his mother Leto was presumed to have been born in their land. Perseus went there searching for the Gorgon, and Heracles chased the Cerynitian hind to their country. The writer Pindar represented them as a blessed people untouched by human afflictions. H. P. Blavatsky places their country around the North Pole, saying it was “The Land of the Eternal Sun,” beyond Boreas, the god of winter. She asserts that this land was of a near tropical climate. In Universal Gnosticism, they are known to be the second root race of this terrestrial humanity.

"The second root race was governed by Quetzalcoatl; this was the Hyperborean humanity. The degenerated people of the second root race converted themselves into monkeys; these are the ancestors of present monkeys. They reproduced themselves by budding, such as the plants do: from their trunk sprout many branches. They were wiped out by strong hurricanes." - Samael Aun Weor, The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries

(from Ancient Greek ὑπόστασις ‘sediment, foundation’ and later ‘substance, existence, essence’, from ὑπό + στάσις ‘standing’) In the secret teachings, the essential perfect realization and union of the human and divine natures (Bodhichitta and Bodhisattva) within a Buddha of Compassion.


"The “I” is the origin of the error and of its consequence, which is pain. Thus, as long as the “I” exists, pain and error will continue to exist."