Etymologies, meanings, and definitions of spiritual, religious, and philosophical words beginning with the letter M.
(Greek) Macro means “great, large.” Cosmos means “order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement).” In Universal Gnosticism, the term macrocosmos can refer to the universe in general, or specifically to a galaxy, which is one of seven levels of the whole creation.
From magh- "to be able, to have power." From Persian magu "priest, one of the members of the learned and priestly class," from O.Pers. magush; Sanskrit mahas, "power"; Latin magis and German mebr, that mean “more.” The word magic is derived from the ancient word "mag" that means priest. Genuine magic is the power of a priest or holy person to help others. Real magic is the work of a priest. A real magician is a priest.
"Religion is magic santioned by authority." - Eliphas Levi
"Magic, according to Novalis, is the art of influencing the inner world consciously." - Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
"When magic is explained as it really is, it seems to make no sense to fanatical people. They prefer to follow their world of illusions." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
"Those who believe that they can perform marvels with only the force of the mind are completely mistaken, because everything in Nature is dual. To think that all the works of practical magic can be performed with only the force of the mind is as absurd as to think that a man can engender a child without touching a woman. To think that we can perform all types of esoteric works with only the mental force is as ridiculous as to believe that we can write a letter with only a pen and no paper, or to believe that we can have light with only electricity and without the bulb . Everything in this ardent creation is dual." - Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose
"Without any doubt, love is the intimate ingredient of magic. It is clear that the marvelous substance of love works magically." - Samael Aun Weor, Parsifal Unveiled
White Magic: see Theurgy. Black Magic: see Goetia.
(or the Triangle of Priesthood) The third trinity of the Tree of Life: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod.
“The third triangle becomes very interesting because this is the Magical Triangle formed by the mind or Netzach, the Astral Body or Hod, and the Ethereal Body or Yesod, which is also the basic sexual principle of Universal Life. Why this is called the Magical Triangle? Undoubtedly, it is because High Magic is exercised in the kingdom of the mind and the kingdom of the Astral and even in the Klipoth or the Infernal Worlds.” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
"Each of us is characterized by a Magnetic Center. The Magnetic Center of a merchant is in trade, and for this reason they are involved in the marketplace and attract those with whom they have an affinity: buyers and traders. Scientists have in their personality the Magnetic Center of science, consequently attracting all scientific things: books, laboratories, etc. The esotericist has the Magnetic Center of esoterism within. This type of center evolves differently in relation to the personality. Undoubtedly, for this reason transference occurs. When the Magnetic Center is established in the Consciousness, that is, in the Essence, then the complete human begins his return to the stars." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
Sanskrit for “Chief Lord.” A title or rank. “The head of a spiritual Hierarchy.” - from the Theosophical Glossary. Can also be a reference to the Holy Spirit.
"The seventh initiation confers upon us the degree of “Maha-choan. The Maha-choan becomes a guardian of the Akashic archives and director of the works of the great White Lodge." - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course
(Sanskrit; kappa in Pali) Maha means "great." Kalpa is a reference to an extended expanse of time, an age, or a "day of Brahma." Traditionally, it is said that there are four kalpas: formation, existence, destruction and emptiness (each portion is called asamkhyeya-kalpa). All four together are the lifespan of a world, and collectively are a complete cycle, called maha kalpa. Each of the four principle kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara-kalpas, or "small kalpas." There are different distinctions and illustrations of kalpas. In general, a small kalpa is represented as 16,800,000 years, a kalpa as 336,000,000 years and a mahakalpa is 1,334,000,000 years. Yet, these numbers are symbolic, not literal.
"Truthfully, the quantities of years assigned to a Cosmic Day are symbolic. The Cosmic Night arrives when the ingathering of the perfect souls is complete, which means, when the Cosmic Day is absolutely perfected." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"Everything that we see, or imagine, or dream, we have to perceive in space. This is the ordinary space, called the Mahâkâsha, or elemental space. When a Yogi reads the thoughts of other men, or perceives supersensuous objects he sees them in another sort of space called the Chittâkâsha, the mental space. When perception has become objectless, and the soul shines in its own nature, it is called the Chidâkâsha, or knowledge space. When the Kundalini is aroused, and enters the canal of the Sushumna, all the perceptions are in the mental space." —Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
(Sanskrit) Maha means great.
“From the Mahakundalini (Cosmic Energy) the universe has sprung. In Her Supreme Form She is at rest, coiled round and one (as Chidrupini) with the Siva-bindu. She is then at rest. She next uncoils Herself to manifest. Here the three coils of which the Kundalini Yoga speaks are the three Gunas and the three and a half coil are the Prakriti and its three Gunas, together with the Vikritis. Her 50 coils are the letters of the Alphabet. As she goes on uncoiling, the Tattvas and the Matrikas, the Mother of the Varnas, issue from Her. She is thus moving, and continues even after creation to move in the Tattvas so created. For, as they are born of movement, they continue to move. The whole world (Jagat), as the Sanskrit term implies, is moving. She thus continues creatively acting until She has evolved Prithvi, the last of the Tattvas. First She creates mind, and then matter. This latter becomes more and more dense.” - Swami Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga
(Sanskrit महमन्वन्तर) “The Great Day.” A manvatara is a period of activity, thus adding maha- "great" to the beginning means an even greater or longer period of activity, as opposed to a Mahapralaya, a cosmic night or period of rest. Manvataras and mahamanvantaras are relative, not fixed periods or times. Everything has periods of activity and periods of rest, and those times are relative: our own periods of activity and sleep vary widely; moreover, we also have "great" times of activity (such as when engaged in a project) and "great" times of repose (like retirement, long vacations, illnesses, etc). The same is true of atoms, cells, planets, solar systems, universes....
"Truthfully, the quantities of years assigned to a cosmic day are symbolic. The cosmic night arrives when the ingathering of the perfect souls is complete, which means, when the cosmic day is absolutely perfected." —Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"I was absorbed within the Absolute at the end of that Lunar mahamanvantara, which endured 311,040,000,000,000 years, or, in other words, an age of Brahma." —Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
(Sanskrit, literally “great seal” or "great symbol"; Tibetan Chagya Chenpo) The method of direct introduction to the nature of the consciousness (or Buddha-nature) and the practice of stabilizing the accompanying transcendental realization. This teaching originated in India and was propagated in Tibet. Teachers of this method include Maitreya, Asanga, Atisha, Nagarjuna, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, and many more. While primarily related to the Kagyu school, it is also studied and practiced in the Gelug and Sakya schools. Very similar teachings are found in the Nyingma school, but are called Dzogchen, which means “Great Perfection, Great Completeness, Total Completeness, Supercompleteness..." The instructions that point to the Dzogchen state are sometimes described as a set of "inner" or "heart" (Tib. snying thig) teachings. Students of Dzogchen and Mahamudra often attend each others schools, because the two are so similar.
"The disciple must receive instructions from his own Innermost, and the duty of the Innermost is to instruct his Bodhisattva, that is to say, his Soul who is anxious for Light. The doctrine of “Shin-Sien” teaches that the human mind is like a mirror, which attracts and reflects each dust atom, and has to be dusted each day, until becoming a “Christ-mind.” Shin-Sien was the sixth patriarch of northern China, who taught the esoteric doctrine of “Bodhidharma.” In Sanskrit, the internal chamber of the heart is called “Brahma-pura” (the city of the supreme God). The disciple should become a master of Samadhi. Buddha dharma is the religion of wisdom in China. The doctrine of the heart is called the seal of the truth, or the “true seal.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course
(Sanskrit महत्) Literally, "great." Also, "sacred knowledge, intellect, great principle, power, dominion, lustre, might, greatness."
"Vyasa said, 'Brahma is the effulgent seed from which, existing as it does by itself, hath sprung the whole universe consisting of two kinds of being, viz., the mobile and the immobile. At the dawn of His day, waking up. He creates with the help of Avidya this universe. At first springs up that which is called Mahat. That Mahat is speedily transformed into Mind which is the soul of the Manifest." - Mahabharata
"Bhrigu said, 'There is a Primeval Being, known to the great Rishis, of the name of Manasa. He is without beginning and without end. That Divine Being is incapable of being penetrated by weapons. He is without decay and is Immortal. He is said to be Unmanifest. He is Eternal, Undecaying, and Unchangeable. Through Him are creatures born and through Him they die. He first created a Divine Being known by the name of Mahat. Mahat created Consciousness. That Divine Being created Space." - Mahabharata
"Crude matter is without form. Mahat or the Cosmic Intelligence is its first form." - Swami Sivananda
"In Sankhya philosophy, Mahat is the term used to denote "cosmic mind" or "universal mind." It is the first principle that is derived from Avyakta. It is the first principle that is manifested out of the unmanifested Avyakta. The wheel of the bullock-cart rests on the spokes. The spokes rest on the nave. Even so, the mind rests on Prakriti and Prakriti rests on Brahman. From Mahat comes Ahankara. From Sattvic Ahankara comes mind; from Rajasic Ahankara comes Prana; from Tamasic Ahankara, Tanmatras; from Tanmatras, gross elements; from gross elements, the gross universe. Mind is no other than Ahankara, the idea of 'I'. It is, indeed, difficult to eschew this idea of 'I'. Mind always attaches itself to something objective (Sthula). It cannot stand by itself. It is only this mind that asserts itself as 'I' in this body. The idea of 'I' is the seed of the tree of mind. The sprout which first springs up from this seed of Ahankara is Buddhi. From this sprout, the ramifying branches called Sankalpas have their origin." - Swami Sivananda
"For MAHAT is the first product of Pradhana, or Akasa, and Mahat -- Universal intelligence "whose characteristic property is Buddhi" -- is no other than the Logos, for he is called "Eswara" Brahma, Bhava, etc. (See Linga Purana, sec. lxx. 12 et seq.; and Vayu Purana, but especially the former Purana -- prior, section viii., 67-74). He is, in short, the "Creator" or the divine mind in creative operation, "the cause of all things." He is the "first-born" of whom the Puranas tell us that "Mahat and matter are the inner and outer boundaries of the Universe," or, in our language, the negative and the positive poles of dual nature (abstract and concrete), for the Purana adds: "In this manner -- as were the seven forms (principles) of Prakriti reckoned from Mahat to Earth -- so at the time of pralaya (pratyahara) these seven successively re-enter into each other." - H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
"The seemingly paradoxical use of the sentence "Seventh Eternity," thus dividing the indivisible, is sanctified in esoteric philosophy. The latter divides boundless duration into unconditionally eternal and universal Time and a conditioned one (Khandakala). One is the abstraction or noumenon of infinite time (Kala); the other its phenomenon appearing periodically, as the effect of Mahat (the Universal Intelligence limited by Manvantaric duration). With some schools, Mahat is "the first-born" of Pradhana (undifferentiated substance, or the periodical aspect of Mulaprakriti, the root of Nature), which (Pradhana) is called Maya, the Illusion. In this respect, I believe, esoteric teaching differs from the Vedantin doctrines of both the Adwaita and the Visishtadwaita schools. For it says that, while Mulaprakriti, the noumenon, is self-existing and without any origin -- is, in short, parentless, Anupadaka (as one with Brahmam) -- Prakriti, its phenomenon, is periodical and no better than a phantasm of the former, so Mahat, with the Occultists, the first-born of Gnana (or gnosis) knowledge, wisdom or the Logos -- is a phantasm reflected from the Absolute NIRGUNA (Parabrahm, the one reality, "devoid of attributes and qualities"; see Upanishads); while with some Vedantins Mahat is a manifestation of Prakriti, or Matter." - H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
(Sanskrit; Tibetan: tekpa chenpo) Literally, "Great Vehicle." Traditionally, the Mahayana is viewed as the teachings of the second turning of the Wheel of Dharma by the Buddha Shakyamuni, which emphasized sunyata (emptiness), compassion, and universal buddha-nature (the essence). The term Mahayana refers to all religions who emphasize these factors.
Mahayana is the "Great Vehicle," the intermediate step between the Sutrayana (Introductory Path) and the Superior or Indestructible Vehicle (Vajrayana, Mantrayana, Tantrayana, etc). Gnosis as taught by Samael Aun Weor is in perfect congruence with Mahayana Buddhism, but since Gnosis goes further and deeper than Mahayana schools, it is a school of the Superior Vehicle (Tantrayana), which contains the complete revelation of the Path of the Bodhisattva and the method to realize the Void or Emptiness.
(Sanskrit) One of the eight major powers (siddhis) of yoga, related to the "Jinn state," the condition that results from moving physical matter into the fourth dimension.
“This is the opposite of Anima. He (the initiate) can become as big as he likes. He can make his body assume a very large size. He can fill up the whole universe. He can assume a Virat Svarupa.” - Swami Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga
“The power to enlarge the physical body to the point of touching the sun and the moon with the hand.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
Literally, the term maitreya means "love." This term has several levels of application.
1. As a title: "A Permanent Buddha or Buddha of Contemplation is a Buddha who has already Christified himself, a Buddha that has already received the Inner Christ (Chenresig / Avalokitesvara) within his own internal nature. This type of Buddha is a Buddha Maitreya, since it is a Buddha who incarnated the Inner Christ (this is how the term “Maitreya” should be understood). So, Buddha Maitreya is not a person: Buddha Maitreya is a title, a degree, which indicates any given Buddha who already achieved Christification." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries
2. In Mahayana Buddhism, Maitreya is the “Buddha of the Future” and is the only Buddhist figure represented seated in a chair, Western style. A Russian traveller, Nicholas Roerich, recorded the following prediction made by a Tibetan lama: “First will begin an unprecedented war of all nations. Afterward, brother shall rise against brother. Oceans of blood shall flow. They shall forget the meaning of the word Teacher (buddha, guru). But then shall the Teachers appear and in all corners of the world shall be heard the true teaching. To this word of truth shall the people be drawn, but those who are filled with darkness and ignorance shall set obstacles. As a diamond, glows the light on the tower of the Lord of Shambhala. One stone in his ring is worth more than all the world’s treasures. Even those who by accident help the Teachings of Shambhala will receive in return a hundredfold. Already many warriors of the teaching or truth are reincarnated. Only a few years shall elapse before everyone shall hear the mighty steps of the Lord of the New Era. And one can already perceive unusual manifestations and encounter unusual people. Already they open the gates of knowledge and ripened fruits are falling from the trees. The banner of Shambhala shall encircle the central lands of the Blessed One. Those who accept him shall rejoice. And those who deny him shall tremble. The denier shall be given over to justice and shall be forgotten. And the warriors shall march under the banner of Maitreya.”
The Venerable Buddha Samael explained that Maitreya is a very ancient Christified Master who has been teaching the Tibetan Buddhists for centuries. He is a true Bodhisattva of the Direct Path, a Being who is one with the Cosmic Christ Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, Kuan Shi Yin, Xisutrus, Vishnu, Chokmah. Not all of the Buddhas follow the Direct Path; most of them are Buddhas Pratyekas (Nirvanis of the Spiral Path). As in Esoteric Christianity we call Christ anyone who becomes one with the Cosmic Christ, likewise, in Esoteric Buddhism we call Maitreya any Buddha who renounces Nirvana for the sake of deluded mortals. The so-called “Buddha of the Future Age” is of course Samael because He is a Maitreya Buddha, a Buddha from the Direct Path, a very ancient Buddha from ancient Mahamanvantaras who became the life-core of the Planet Mars, the Warrior Buddha, the God of War in heaven and earth; the one who (many times in this Aryan Race, since he is the one who “cosmically” is directly responsible for this present Aryan Race, the fifth race, the Race of Aryes) has been frequently incarnated in Tiphereth within those Buddhas who renounced Nirvana and took the Direct Path. Any Buddha who renounces Nirvana for the sake of deluded mortals becomes, as a matter of fact and by his own right, a Buddha Maitreya, because they incarnate Him. As Samael Aun Weor wrote in The Aquarian Message, "The one who writes this book gives testimony of this prophecy, because I am the servant or Bodhisattva of the fifth of the seven. The Son speaks the word of the Father and he gives testimony of the Father. The Father is one with the Son, the Son is one with the Father. The Son feels that he is unworthy to undo the buckles of the Father’s shoes. Only the Father is perfect. The Father is glorified in the Son and the Son is glorified in the Father. The Maitreya Buddha Samael is the Kalki Avatar of the New Age; he is the one who sat upon the white horse. Nevertheless, his son, the poor servant who writes this Aquarian Message, really does not feel worthy of kissing the sacred feet of the Father. Therefore, the Buddha Maitreya gloriously shines, but his son kneels before him."
A series of initiations given to the Innermost Spirit in the superior worlds after his Human Soul passes through the trial and test required for each initiation.
"There are nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries and five important Initiations of Major Mysteries. The Soul is the one who receives the initiations. This is a very intimate matter; something that one must not go about speaking of, nor something that must be told to anyone. Indeed, all the initiations and degrees that many schools of the physical world confer have no value whatsoever in the Superior Worlds, because the masters of the White Lodge only recognize the legitimate initiations of the Soul as genuine. These are completely internal. The disciple can ascend the nine Arcades, pass through all the nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries without having worked in the Arcanum A.Z.F. (Sexual Magic). Nevertheless, it is impossible to enter the Major Mysteries without Sexual Magic (the Arcanum A.Z.F.) In Egypt, everyone who reached the Ninth Sphere would inevitably receive by word of mouth the terrific secret of the great Arcanum (the most powerful Arcanum, the Arcanum A.Z.F.). The First Initiation is related with the first Serpent, the Second Initiation with the second Serpent, the Third Initiation with the third Serpent, the Fourth Initiation with the fourth Serpent, the Fifth Initiation with the fifth Serpent (the Sixth and Seventh belong to Buddhi, or Soul Consciousness and to Atman, or the Innermost of the human being)." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
(Hebrew מלכים) Literally, “kings.” The singular form is מלך “melech.”
One of the classes of angels or sanctified souls. Related to the sephirah Tiphereth. Corresponds to the Christian hierarchical level “Virtue” and “Principality.”
In the world of Yetzirah, Tiphereth receives the name of Malachim.
(Hebrew מלכות means realm, kingdom) The tenth sephirah on the tree of life (Kabbalah). The "fallen sephirah." Malkuth is the physical world or the physical body. Corresponds to the Kabbalistic world Assiah.
Malkuth is also the first aspect of the inferior world. Related to Klipoth, Malkuth is ruled by Andramaleck.
"The physical world is the valley of bitterness, the kingdom of Malkuth, the kingdom of Samsara. The Wheel of Samsara incessantly turns and the ego comes and goes; it disincarnates and returns always suffering, always searching without finding. The Tenth Arcanum, the Wheel of Retribution, is terrible, and the whole world is a slave of this fatal Wheel of the Centuries. Whosoever wants to be liberated from the fatal Wheel of Samsara must dissolve the “I” and incarnate the Soul. This labor is very difficult and those who achieve it are very rare. Really, the kingdom of Malkuth is a terrible filter. The refuse of this filter is what is common and current, which is swallowed by the Abyss. The gold, the select, the true Human Being, the Angel, is the conception, and the struggle is indeed difficult. Nature is implacable and the birth of an Angel-Human Being costs thousands, or better said, millions of victims. 'Many are called and few are chosen.'” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
"When I traveled through the countries of South America, I knew an Indian that lived near the Summum Supremum Sanctuarium (in Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia). He was a "Mama," a kind of Mahatma. He was a small man of about one meter; he did not have more than one meter [in height] and some centimeters. His hair was long, his chin black and long, wearing a tunic, he looked like a small thin Christ." - Samael Aun Weor
Mamas are the name given to the Initiate-Priests that live amongst three tribes: Arhuaco, Kogi and Assario. These three tribes live amongst the native groups on the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia (the highest coastal mountain in the world). The Arhuaco, Kogi and Assario are descendants of the Tairona civilization that flourished before the time of the Spanish Invasion. The Tairona civilization that flourished in South America was directly descended from the Atlantean Civilization. These Mamas are pure blooded natives, however, when they interact with the South American society, they adopt Spanish names and surnames.
"So, we knew two powerful enlightened beings, which were absolutely illiterate. One was this uncivilized Indian (a Mama) of La Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta (Colombia)... He started talking about themes that I had written in The Revolution of Beelzebub. I said to him, "How is this, Brother Bernardino Alfaro Torres?" (He was baptized with that Latin name by a missionary) "How is this," I said, "that you know about my book The Revolution of Beelzebub, if you do not know how to write, neither to read... if you are illiterate?" "Sir, we the members of the tribe of Mamas, do not need to read a book. We examine it in the Astral World. The book The Revolution of Beelzebub is a book of the Goddess Nature and we have it on the altars of our Temples-Sanctuaries..." He was an astonishing man: he knew the entire book; he spoke about Nirvana, of a Golden City in the Nirvanic world... " - Samael Aun Weor
from Late Latin mammona, from Greek mamonas, from Aramaic mamona, mamon "riches, gain." This word was left untranslated in the Greek New Testament (e.g. Matt. vi:24, Luke xvi:9-13) and was retained in the Latin Vulgate; thereafter it was mistakenly thought by medieval Christians to be the name of a demon.
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [money]." - Luke 16:13
"In an irrefutable, axiomatic way, we can and even must define mammon with two terms:
Although the word is now incorrectly interpreted as "masculine," the true root is genderless, coming from the Sanskrit manas, which means mind, and also O.E. man, mann "human being, person," from P.Gmc. *manwaz (cf. O.S., O.H.G. man, Ger. Mann, O.N. maðr, Goth. manna "man"), from PIE base *man- (cf. Skt. manuh, Avestan manu-, O.C.S. mozi. In Gnosis, the term man retains its genderless meaning and points directly at the mind. This is supported in scripture, as the first person is called Adam, an androgynous being who is male-female.
"And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: [...] So Elohim created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." - Genesis 1
"We learned that man has names in different stages, for he is called Adam (man), Gever (male man), Enosh (human), Ish (person). The greatest is Adam, as written, "So Elohim created man (Heb. adam) in His own image" (Beresheet 1:27), and, "for in the image of Elohim made He man (Heb. adam)" (Beresheet 9:6), instead of using Gever, Enosh or Ish. Rabbi Yehuda said, in that case, it is written, "If any man (Heb. adam) of you bring an offering to Hashem" (Vayikra 1:2). Who needs to bring an offering? Only whoever sins who is of a lesser level. Nevertheless it is written, Adam.
(Sanskrit मनस्) In general use, "mind." However, in Sanskrit the word manas can mean "imagination, intellect, inclination, will, excogitation, temper, understanding, intention, mind, spirit or spiritual principle, mood, perception, opinion, intelligence, breath or living soul which escapes from the body at death, desire, sense, reflection, thought, affection, conscience, invention, spirit."
Manas is derived from the root मन् man, "to think." Manas is the root of the English term "man."
In Hinduism, the word manas is used with great flexibility and range, and thus can be applied in a variety of ways in the understanding of our psyche. In most cases it refers to the undisciplined mind of the common person, that is ruled by desires and ignorant of the true nature of the self (Atman). Manas is understood as the capacity for thought, which is one aspect of the antahkarana, the "inner organ."
The Vedas posit two forms of manas:
The Upanishads also present two forms of manas:
“Manas (mind) is said to be of two kinds, the pure and the impure. That which is associated with the thought of desire is the impure, while that which is without desire is the pure. To men, their mind alone is the cause of bondage or emancipation. That mind which is attracted by objects of sense tends to bondage, while that which is not so attracted tends to emancipation.” —Amritabindu Upanishad
"Suddha Manas or Sattvic mind (pure mind) and Asuddha (impure) Manas or the instinctive mind or desire-mind as it is called are the two kinds of mind according to Upanishadic teaching. There is the lower mind filled with passion. There is the higher mind filled with Sattva (purity). There are two minds. You will have to make it into one - Sattvic mind only - if you want to meditate. It is through the higher or Sattvic mind that you will have to control the lower or instinctive mind of passions and emotions." —Swami Sivananda
In Buddhism, manas is used to refer to "mind" or "intelligence," in terms of mental function and activity.
Samael Aun Weor uses the term manas primarily in two ways:
The so called Malinkés or Mandingoes are generally Muslim, having abandoned earlier Pantheist beliefs; they constituted a significant social group in Africa before their arrival to America as slaves. They were the founders of the old Mali Empire, located at the moment in French Sudan; they formed the most powerful state of Western Africa between 1240 and the XVI century during the reign of Musa Bellwether (1312-1327).
Malinkés or Mandingoes were partially converted to Islam by the Fula or Fulani (an ethnic group of black Arabicized people spread over many countries in Western Africa) and, due to this, a rich empire was formed under the interchange of cultural and religious beliefs between African Arabs.
Historical aspects, as the one above, influenced powerfully in the religious and cultural product of the Afro-Arabic mixture that equipped the Malinkés or Mandingoes with numerous acquaintances that were subject under the ancestral common property of two worlds. This particular characterization of the inhabitants of the tribe Malinké was the one that came to America as Mandingo African slaves.
Once already in the New World, this racial group (unlike the other originating tribes of the diverse territories of Africa) was much feared because they had the infamy of being great wizards, as well as being rebellious against the owners of the plantations. Thus, this reaffirmed that they were transgressors of the law of the white people. This is why the Mandingoes were also known in the New World as “Mandingas,” and the name of this tribe became associated with very strong witchcraft spells of black magic, this is why later on the word “Mandingo or Mandinga” happened to be associated with witchcraft and became synonymous with “witches” and “devils.”
(Sanskrit मानी) Literally, precious stone, bead, measure, magnet, gem, globule, hump of a camel, crystal, jewel, clitoris glans, pearl, large water jar, glans penis, ornament, wrist, bell, loadstone, amulet.
In Buddhism, mani is most known as a portion of the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. It is also known as the cintamani, the "wish-fulfilling jewel." In both cases, the use of the word hides esoteric knowledge, hinted at by the meanings of the word. After all, every religion is based on the foundation stone, the corner stone, the sword in the stone, the cubic stone, the philosopher's stone, etc. All of these are mani.
(Sanskrit, or Manonmayakosa) One of the five koshas (sheaths or bodies) in Hindu Vedanta and the Upanishads. Corresponds to the astral body; in Hebrew Kabbalah it is called Hod. Some modern Hindu groups refer to this as the "mental body," yet mean the astral body, or kama rupa, the body of desire. For the actual mental body, see vijnanamaya kosha (also called kama manas).
(Greek μαντεία) Literally, "way of determining the will of the gods; divination, prophecy" from manteuesthai, "to prophesy," from mantis, "prophet." Manteia is the root of -mancy, a suffix in many English words. Manteia is a term from the Eleusinian Mysteries referring to a state of consciousness in which the consciousness becomes free of the ego and can thereby perceive without egoic veils (the I).
"The initiate of Eleusis, while in the state of manteia (ecstasy), pronounced the sacred syllable. Then, the initiate’s Innermost appeared with light and beauty within the resplendent mirror... Many times the initiate provoked the state of manteia when drinking from the chalice of Soma. He was thus transported into the ineffable pleroma of love." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
(Sanskrit, literally "mind protection") A sacred word or sound. The use of sacred words and sounds is universal throughout all religions and mystical traditions, because the root of all creation is in the Great Breath or the Word, the Logos. "In the beginning was the Word..."
(Sanskrit मनु) Literally, "Man par excellence or the representative man and father of the human race, mankind, thinking creature, man, wise, thinking, intelligent, mental power, sicklefruit, fenugreek, prayer, thought, sacred text, spell, incantation."
From Hindu mythology, the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
“Who was Manu, the son of Swayambhuva? The secret doctrine tells us that this Manu was no man, but the representation of the first human races evolved with the help of the Dhyan-Chohans (Devas, Elohim) at the beginning of the first round. But we are told in his Laws (Book I. 80) that there are fourteen Manus for every Kalpa -- or interval from creation to creation -- and that in the present divine age, there have been as yet seven Manus... We are told in the Sacred Hindu scriptures that the first Manu produced six other Manus (seven primary Manus in all), and these produced in their turn each seven other Manus (Bhrigu I, 61-63) -- the production of the latter standing in the occult treatises as 7 x 7. Just as each planetary Round commences with the appearance of a ‘Root Manu’ (Dhyan Chohan) and closes with a ‘Seed-Manu,’ so a Root and a Seed Manu appear respectively at the beginning and the termination of the human period on any particular planet.” - H.P. Blavatsky
"The first Manu was Swáyambhuva, then came Swárochisha, then Auttami, then Támasa, then Raivata, then Chákshusha: these six Manus have passed away. The Manu who presides over the seventh Manwantara, which is the present period, is Vaivaswata, the son of the sun...
"The unequalled energy of Vishńu combining with the quality of goodness, and effecting the preservation of created things, presides over all the Manwantaras in the form of a divinity. Of a portion of that divinity Yajna was born in the Swáyambhuva Manwantara, the will-begotten progeny of Ákútí. When the Swárochisha Manwantara had arrived, that divine Yajna was born as Ajita, along with the Tushita gods, the sons of Tushitá. In the third Manwantara, Tushita was again born of Satyá, as Satya, along with the class of deities so denominated. In the next period, Satya became Hari, along with the Haris, the children of Harí. The excellent Hari was again born in the Raivata Manwantara, of Sambhúti, as Mánasa, along with the gods called Abhútarajasas. In the next period, Vishńu was born of Vikunthi, as Vaikuntha, along with the deities called Vaikunthas. In the present Manwantara, Vishńu was again born as Vámana, the son of Kaśyapa by Adití. With three paces he subdued the worlds, and gave them, freed from all embarrassment, to Purandara. These are the seven persons by whom, in the several Manwantaras, created beings have been protected. Because this whole world has been pervaded by the energy of the deity, he is entitled Vishńu, from the root Vis, 'to enter' or 'pervade;' for all the gods, the Manus, the seven Rishis, the sons of the Manus, the Indras the sovereigns of the gods, all are but the impersonated might of Vishńu." - Vishnu Purana
(Sanskrit) A period of cosmic activity. Manvantara comes from two words:
Manu implies “a host of beings,” but we will say “minds” because from manu also we find the word “manas,” which means mind. But we have to understand that this type of mind is not like the mind that we use here in the three dimensional world. Manu is a type of intelligence that we call mind. Manu is precisely a group of minds or beings, a group of entities that enter into activity within the Ray of Okidanokh.
Antara means “within” or “in between.”
So the complete meanings is “the Manus, minds, or entities within” the Ray of Creation, within the Ray of Okidanokh. In synthesis, we will say: Manvantara refers to the great manifestation of all of those entities that emerged from the Ain Soph. Usually, manvantara is translated as "Cosmic Day." Notwithstanding, a Cosmic Day needs an intelligence in order to enter into activity.
Every manvantara is preceded and followed by a pralaya, a period of repose.
See also: mahamanvantara.
(Sanskrit मार, literally "hindrance, slaughter, killing," In Buddhism, a negative influence that creates obstacles to spiritual elevation. While such influences exist externally, they can only influence us by using the negative qualities that are within us, such as pride, anger, lust, etc. Thus, when our ego is completely destroyed, there is nothing within us that can be tempted.
The name of the "demon" who tempted the Buddha during the final stages of his awakening. The same symbol as Satan (literally "the adversary") who tempts Jesus, Job, etc.
Four types of evil influences:
a. our own ego or aggregates - self-produced psychological elements
b. negative emotions (vibrations of the ego) - desire, anger, jealousy, envy, etc.
c. "deva's son": sensual desires and temptations
d. the bringer of death - ordinary death which comes mechanically and inopportunely
"During those epochs unknown to Cesar Cantu and his “Universal History,” another beautiful country existed in Asia, known as Marapleicie. This country traded with Tikliamis and a very strong commercial competition existed between them. Later on, the country of Marapleicie changed its name to Gobland due to the great city of Gob. Gobland and its powerful city were swallowed up by the sands of the desert. So, within the sands of the Gobi desert many wealthy Atlantean treasures are hidden as well as powerful machines that are unknown by the populaces of this Aryan Root Race." - Samael Aun Weor, The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
1. The Roman name of the god of war (Greek Ares)
2. The name of the red planet, the fifth planet from the Sun. Scientists say it is the fourth planet, but the fourth planet was destroyed, and its remains are found in the asteroid belt between the Earth and Mars.
3. In esotericism, Mars is the fifth of the seven planets.
"Adam-Jehovah, Brahma and Mars are, in one sense, identical; they are all symbols for primitive or initial generative powers for the purposes of human procreation. Adam is red, and so also are Brahma-Viraj and Mars -- god and planet. Water is the blood of the Earth; therefore, all these names are connected with Earth and Water. "It takes earth and water to create a human soul," says Moses. Mars is identical with Kartikeya God of War (in one sense) -- which god is born of the Sweat of Siva, Siva Gharmaja and the Earth. In the Mahabharata he is shown as born without the intervention of a woman. And he is also called "Lohita," the red, like Adam, and the other "first men." Hence, the author of "The Source of Measures" is quite right in thinking that Mars (and all the other gods of like attributes), "being the god of war and of bloodshed, was but a secondary idea flowing out of the primary one of shedding of blood in conception for the first time." Hence Jehovah became later a fighting god, "Lord of Hosts," and one who commands war. He is the aggressive Zodh -- or Cain by permutation who slew his (female) "brother," whose "blood crieth from the ground," the Earth having opened her mouth to receive the blood." - H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (1888)
As a planetary influence, Mars is related to: "Wars, military matters, police matters, quarrels, leaders, works related to money, big businesses, matters related with judges, and with tribunals, etc." - Samael Aun Weor, Manual of Practical Magic. Mars is associated with the metal iron and the color red. The planet and the ray (energetic influence) of Mars are governed by the Logos Samael.
"My rule is over the planet Maadim (Mars)." —Samael in ספר הזהר Zohar 19.8.142
"Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defender of Olympos, father of warlike Nike (Victory), ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of the righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere [the planet Mars] among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aither wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth! Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul. Restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling strife. Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death." —Homeric Hymn 8 to Ares (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic B.C.)
(Sanskrit मरुत्) Literally, "wind, air, storm god, beauty, gold, god of wind"
An alternate name of Vayu, the god of the wind or air.
In the Vedas, the word is a reference to "the storm gods" or gods of the wind. "...the Maruts have themselves glorified their greatness." - Vedas
Samael Aun Weor uses the term Marut to refer to people who have solar bodies but also have the ego alive, therefore they are very dangerous.
"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 Asian sects and some Muslim tribes commit the lamentable error of rendering cult to all of those families of maruts. Every marut, every hasnamuss [plural: hasnamussen] has in fact two personalities: one white and another black (one solar and another lunar). The Innermost, the Being dressed with the electronic solar bodies, is the white personality of the hasnamuss, and the pluralized “I” dressed with the protoplasmic lunar bodies is the hasnamuss’ black personality. Therefore, these maruts have a double center of gravity." —Samael Aun Weor
"[The Divine Mother Earth Goddess] Diti, having lost her children [because they were killed by Storm God Indra / Zeus], propitiated [the master] Kaśyapa; and the best of ascetics, being pleased with her, promised her a boon; on which she prayed for a son of irresistible prowess and valour, who should destroy Indra. The excellent Muni granted his wife the great gift she had solicited, but with one condition: "You shall bear a son," he said, "who shall slay Indra, if with thoughts wholly pious, and person entirely pure [chaste], you carefully carry the babe in your womb for a hundred years." Having thus said, Kaśyapa departed; and the dame conceived, and during gestation assiduously observed the rules of mental and personal purity [brahmacharya]. When the king of the immortals [Indra], learnt that Diti bore a son destined for his destruction, he came to her, and attended upon her with the utmost humility, watching for an opportunity to disappoint her intention. At last, in the last year of the century, the opportunity occurred. Diti retired one night to rest without performing the prescribed ablution of her feet, and fell asleep [ie. she failed in her spiritual duties]; on which the thunderer divided with his thunderbolt the embryo in her womb into seven portions. The child, thus mutilated, cried bitterly; and Indra repeatedly attempted to console and silence it [by saying "Ma ruda," which means "Cry not."], but in vain: on which the god, being incensed, again divided each of the seven portions into seven [thereby making them 49], and thus formed the swift-moving deities called Márutas [Maruts]." —Vishnu Purana 21
1. Mag, Magi (various languages) "priest" or "priestess"
2. Dalene - Dalan "valley," preserved from extinction in north of England by Norse infl. Akin to words for "bow" (v.), probably through the notion of a bend in the ground."
Mag-dalene means therefore: a Priestess Adept from other lands or valleys: a white priestess wife.
Mary Magdalene was the priestess-spouse of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a great Gnostic Initiate.
"Mary Magdalene, as well as Salambo, Matres, Ishtar, Astarte, Aphrodite and Venus all represent the priestess-wife with whom we must practice sexual magic in order to awaken the Fire (of the Holy Spirit; the Kundalini)." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
Like many terms related to spirituality, this one is grossly misunderstood. Although many people claim to be "masters," the truth is that the terrestrial person is only a terrestrial person. The only one who can be a master is the Innermost, Atman, the Father, Chesed.
"And, behold, one came and said unto [Jesus], Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." —Matthew 19
"The value of the human person which is the intellectual animal called human being is less than the ash of a cigarette. However, the fools feel themselves to be giants. Unfortunately, within all the pseudo-esoteric currents a great amount of mythomaniac people exist, individuals who feel themselves to be masters, people who enjoy when others call them masters, individuals who believe themselves to be Gods, individuals who presume to be saints. The only one who is truly great is the Spirit, the Innermost. We, the intellectual animals, are leaves that the wind tosses about... No student of occultism is a master. True masters are only those who have reached the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries [Tiphereth, the causal body]. Before the Fifth Initiation nobody is a master." —Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"You [if you have reached levels of initiation] are not the master, you are only the sinning shadow of He who has never sinned. Remember that only your internal Lamb is the master. Remember that even though your internal God is a Hierarch of fire, you, poor slug, are only a human being and as a human being you will always be judged. Your internal Lamb could be a planetary God, but you, poor slug of the mud, do not forget, always remember that you are only the shadow of your God. Poor sinning shadow..! Do not say “I am this God” or “I am that master,” because you are only a shadow that must resolve to die and be slaughtered in order not to serve as an obstacle for your internal God. It is necessary for you to reach supreme humbleness." —Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
"Do not accept external masters in the physical plane. Learn how to travel in the astral body, and when you are skillful in the astral, choose an authentic master of Major Mysteries of the White Brotherhood and consecrate unto him the most absolute devotion and the most profound respect." —Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course
“The mental body has an atomic nucleus which serves as its base. This nucleus is the Master Atom of the mind. This Master Atom contains the whole wisdom of Nature. Whosoever learns how to be in communication with this atom through meditation will be taught and instructed in the cosmic wisdom, since this atom is a sage. This Master Atom resides in our seminal system. By practicing Sexual Magic, this atom rises towards our head and then illuminates us in the world of the mind.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub
In the esoteric sciences, a “materialist” is one who only believes in what his five senses can tell him, thus he relies exclusively on the data of the sensory, third dimensional world. This type of person has no understanding of the superior senses or the superior dimensions, and thus is limited to what he can perceive physically. As C.W. Leadbeter said, “It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to see.”
(Sanskrit माया) Originally, "wisdom, art, supernatural power." Later, the term became interpreted as "illusion, deception, appearance." Maya is also used as a name of the Divine Mother.
from Sanskrit ma: (1) not; (2) mother; (3) measure
1. Literally, “not that” or “Mother, That.” Enchantment, illusion, appearance.
2. A name of Lakshmi (Mahamaya), the Divine Mother; also the name of the mother of Buddha Shakyamuni
3. A name of a demon goddess (Maya-asura)
"When the esotericist submerges himself into meditation, what he seeks is information." - Samael Aun Weor
"It is urgent to know how to meditate in order to comprehend any psychic aggregate, or in other words, any psychological defect. It is indispensable to know how to work with all our heart and with all our soul, if we want the elimination to occur." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
The Gnostic must first attain the ability to stop the course of his thoughts, the capacity to not think. Indeed, only the one who achieves that capacity will hear the Voice of the Silence.
When the Gnostic disciple attains the capacity to not think, then he must learn to concentrate his thoughts on only one thing.
The third step is correct meditation. This brings the first flashes of the new consciousness into the mind.
The fourth step is contemplation, ecstasy or Samadhi. This is the state of Turiya (perfect clairvoyance). - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
In the 1840s in upstate New York arose a belief that it is possible to communicate with the spirits of the dead. Sessions (séances) were held by "mediums" (intermediaries) who would convey information back and forth. The primary influences and methods of this system were derived from Mesmer and hypnotism, a technique that manipulates the sleeping consciousness, which is black magic. Mediumism is a technique of black magic that is more commonly known now as channelling. Channellers are either cunning hoaxes or outright states of possession by demons. No genuine spiritual master needs to communicate through the body of another person.
"We have frequently heard of so many unbalanced individuals who state that they “channel” entities from beyond! Usually, those “channelers” are mediums." - Samael Aun Weor, The Divine Science
"Any Master of Samadhi can clearly verify when in the state of ecstasy the following: that which is manifested through the mediums of Spiritism are not the souls or the spirits of the dead, but the devil-“I’s” of the dead, which are the psychic aggregates that continue beyond the burial chamber. It has been said to us with much emphasis that during the postmortem (after death) states the mediums continue to convert themselves into beings who are possessed by a demon or demons. It is unquestionable that after a certain time the mediums conclude by divorcing themselves from their own divine Being. Then they enter into the submerged devolution of the infernal worlds." - Samael Aun Weor, The Three Mountains
"Remember that spiritualist mediums often serve as vehicles for black entities. These entities pose as saints and advise against the perfect marriage. Usually, they declare themselves Jesus Christ or Buddha, etc., to cheat the fools." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"Numerous people with mediumistic faculties exist within multitudes of spiritualist temples, where multitudes of impostors manifest through the mediumistic faculties of these “chanellers.” All of them claim to be “channeling” Jesus Christ and the wretched people firmly believe in such imposters. The abyss is full of tenebrous entities, which manifest themselves through the faculties of the medium-chanellers within these spiritualist temples, where their wretched devotees are sincere but unfortunately mistaken people filled with terrible fanaticism. The leaders of those spiritualist centers exploit the Christ with good intentions." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries
"Spiritualists will try to confuse your mind in order to convince you that their mediumistic sessions are the best of all, ignoring that in all their spiritualist centers, repugnant and horrible demons of the abyss usually present themselves as ineffable saints or as Jesus Christ in person. Regrettably, these wretched medium-chanellers are victims of repugnant larvae and demons of the abyss, and the gravest of all is that they are convinced that they are in the light; no tenebrous individual believes that he is doing iniquitous acts." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries
(Hebrew מלכי־צדק. Alternatively, Malkhi-tzedek, Malki Tzedek, or Melchisedek, which means "king of justice / virtue") See Gen. 14:18-20, Ps. 110:4, and Epistle to the Hebrews, ch. 7.
"Malkhi-tzedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. He was a priest to God, the Most High. He blessed [Abram], and said, 'Blessed be Abram to God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.' [Abram then] gave him a tenth of everything." - Genesis / Bereshit 14:18-20
"[Jesus] Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing." - Hebrews 5
"And Melchisedec, the Receiver of the Light; purifieth those powers and carrieth their light into the Treasury of the Light, while the servitors of all the rulers gather together all matter from them all; and the servitors of all the rulers of the Fate and the servitors of the sphere which is below the æons, take it and fashion it into souls of men and cattle and reptiles and wild-beasts and birds, and send them down into the world of mankind." - The Pistis Sophia
"Melchisedec is the planetary Genie of the Earth, of whom Jesus, the great Kabir, gave testimony. Melchisedec is the Great Receiver of the Cosmic Light. Melchisedec has a physical body. He is a Man, or better if we say, he is a Super-Man. The Kingdom of Agharti is found in the subterranean caverns of the Earth. The Earth is hollow and the network of caverns constitute Agharti. The Genie of the Earth lives in Agharti with a group of survivors from Lemuria and Atlantis. The Goros, powerful Lords of life and death, work with Melchisedec. The whole ancient wisdom of the centuries has been recorded on Stone, within the Kingdom of Agharti." - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"If Jesus was God incarnate, as the solemn councils of the church discovered, why is He referred to in the New Testament as "called of God an high prim after the order of Melchizedek"? The words "after the order" make Jesus one of a line or order of which there must have been others of equal or even superior dignity. If the "Melchizedeks" were the divine or priestly rulers of the nations of the earth before the inauguration of the system of temporal rulers, then the statements attributed to St. Paul would indicate that Jesus either was one of these "philosophic elect" or was attempting to reestablish their system of government. It will be remembered that Melchizedek also performed the same ceremony of the drinking of wine and the breaking of bread as did Jesus at the Last Supper." - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Learn more about Melchizedek and the prayer for Saturday the 13th: A New Heaven and Earth
[םמ] The thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it symbolizes the element water (מים MayiM). Its Kabbalistic value is 40. Mem is one of the three mother letters (אמש).
Mem is the fountain of Divine Wisdom (Chokmah). Just as the waters of the well of Jacob (spring) ascend from its unknowable subterranean sources to unveil the mysteries of the tree of life on earth (Malkuth), likewise the fountain of Schamayim, the Superior Waters in Daath, unveil the wisdom (Chokmah) that express the power “Iod” or the flow of light from the Ain Soph.
One of the seven bodies of the human being. Related to Netzach, the seventh sephirah of the Tree of Life; corresponds to the fifth dimension. In Egyptian mysticism, it is called Ba. In Hinduism, is it called vijnanmayakosha or kama manas (some Hindu teachers think the mental body is "manomayakosha," but that is the astral body).
"The mental body is a material organism, yet it is not the physical organism. The mental body has its ultra-biology and its internal pathology, which is completely unknown to the present men of science." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub.
A symbol with many levels of meaning.
"Mercury is Buddha, the Genie or God who is situated between the Sun and the Moon. He is the perpetual companion of the Sun of Wisdom. In Greek Mythology, Mercury displayed wings in order to express how he assisted the Sun on its sidereal course. Mercury was called Nuncio and Wolf of the Sun: Solaris Luminis Particeps. “He was the chief and the evoker of the souls, the Kabir and Hierophant.” Virgil describes Mercury holding the Caduceus or Hammer of two serpents in order to evoke to a new life those unhappy souls who were precipitated into the ORCO of classic Greeks, the Christian Limbo, TUM VIRGAM CAPIT, HAC ANIMAS ILLE EVOCAT ORCO, with the purpose of having them enter into the celestial militia." - Samael Aun Weor, The Doomed Aryan Race
1) the first planet of the esoteric order and the closest to the Sun-Christ. Psychologically, Mercury influences the mind and is ruled by Raphael. Related to intellectualism, journalism, law suits, sciences, trips, medicine, etc. "Journalism, intellectualism, businesses, quarrels, journeys and all types of matters related with the Mind." - Samael Aun Weor, Manual of Practical Magic. For an entire chapter on the planet Mercury, read Samael Aun Weor, The Doomed Aryan Race.
2) Mercury (Hermes) the God is the companion of the sun and the fastest of the gods. He displays radiant wings of fire to express that he was helping the Christ-Sun in its eternal course. Symbolized in Greek mythology by hare-hunting dogs or guardian dogs of celestial cattle, drinking from the very pure wells of occult wisdom. Also known as Hermes-Anubis or as the Good Inspirator, Agathodaemon. Emperor Julian prayed every night to the occult Sun (Christ) through the intercession of mercury.
3) Alchemically: "the metallic soul of the sperm (sperm or semen refers to sexual energy in men and women)." The sperm of all metals. The Spirit of Alchemy. "Unquestionably, the Mercury of the Wise must be fecundated by the sulfur, in other words, by the Fire." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"The ancient populace worshiped the corn, wheat and rice, because the sacred seed is represented by them. Mayas and Nahuas symbolized the Mercury of the Wise with corn. The Middle East and Europe saw the blessed seed in the wheat. China, Japan and India saw the sacred sperm in the rice." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
"The Wings of Mercury elevate us to the world of Gods."
Types of Mercury:
“Firstly, there is brute Mercury, which means the Exiohehari, or sacred sperm.
“Second, there is the metallic soul of the sperm, which is the result of the transmutation of the sexual libido (the sperm). Therefore, this metallic soul is creative energy that ascends through the ganglionic spinal cords to the brain.
“The third Mercury is the most elevated. It is the Mercury that has been fertilized by Sulfur. In Alchemy, Sulfur is the sacred fire.” - Samael Aun Weor, from the lecture “Archeus”
"Whosoever possesses the Mercury of the wise will attain Final Liberation. To attain the Philosophical Stone would be impossible if one does not first of all get to know oneself. The preparation of the Mercury is usually difficult. The Mercury results from the transformation of the Exohehari or Brute Azoth. The Brute Azoth represents the sacred sperm." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
(Hebrew מֶרְכַּב, מרכבה, or מִרְכֶּבֶת) Literally, "thing to ride in, cart," interpreted to mean “chariot.” Refers to the superior bodies that the initiate must build to reach "heaven." In Western mysticism, the chariot is most known in relation with Ezekiel, and is described as being composed of four holy creatures,which symbolize the four solar bodies: causal, mental, astral, and physical. In alchemy, these are symbolized by C.O.N.H. (carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen). The chariot is also symbolized as the Wedding Garment (Christianity), the chariot of Apollo (Greek), the chariot of Krishna (Hindu), To Soma Heliakon (Greek), and Sahu (Egyptian).
Also Mashiach (Aramaic משיחא and Hebrew משיח) Literally, "anointed one." A reference to the savior who will redeem the righteous ones. Every religion claims access to the true Messiah, yet all misunderstand the symbol, which in reality refers to the force or energy of Christ (Avalokitesvara, Quetzalcoatl, Vishnu, etc) that redeems the consciousness through initiation and psychological transformation.
(Hebrew מטטרון or מיטטרון) A very high angel who gave the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the Tarot to Moses. The Zohar explains that he is often referred to as "the watchman" or "the youth."
"Metatron was the prophet Enoch, about whom the Bible speaks. Enoch left us the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Enoch left us the Tarot in which is contained all of the divine wisdom." - Samael Aun Weor, The Manual of Practical Magic
Rabbi Ishmael said:
4.1 I asked Metatron and said to him: “Why art thou called by the name of thy Creator, by seventy [two] names? Thou art greater than all the princes, higher than all the angels, beloved more than all the servants, honoured above all the mighty ones in kingship, greatness and glory: why do they call thee ' Youth [נער Na’ar]' in the high heavens ?"
4.2 He answered and said to me: " Because I am Enoch [Hebrewחנוך Hanuch or Hanukkah חנוכה], the son of [ירד] Jared [י רדה Iod-radah - the Iod who rules over... all lights].....
METATRON TRANSFORMED INTO FIRE [LIGHTS]
Rabbi Ishmael said : Metatron, the angel, the Prince of the Presence, the Glory of all heavens, said to me:
15.1 As soon as the Holy One, blessed be He, took me in (His) service to attend the Throne of Glory and the Wheels (Galgallim) of the Merkaba and the needs of Shekinah, forthwith my flesh was changed into flames, my sinews into flaming fire, my bones into coals of burning juniper, the light of my eyelids into splendour of lightnings, my eye-balls into fire-brands, the hair of my head into dot flames, all my limbs into wings of burning fire and the whole of my body into glowing fire.
15.2 And on my right were divisions 6 of fiery flames, on my left fire-brands were burning, round about me storm wind and tempest were blowing and in front of me and behind me was roaring of thunder with earthquake.
FRAGMENT OF ‘ASCENSION OF MOSES’
15.1 Rabbi Ishmael said: Said to me Metatron, the Prince of the Presence and the prince over all the princes and he stands before Him who is greater than all the Elohim. And he goes in under the Throne of Glory. And he has a great tabernacle of light on high. And he brings forth the fire of deafness and puts (it) into the ears of the Holy Chayyoth, that they may not hear the voice of the Word (Dibbur) that goes forth from the mouth of the Divine Majesty.
15.2 And when Moses ascended on high, he fasted 121 fasts, till the habitations of the chashmal were opened to him; and he saw the heart within the heart of the Lion and he saw the innumerable companies of the hosts Around about him. And they desired to burn him. But Moses prayed for mercy, first for Israel and after that for himself: and He who sitteth on the Merkaba opened the windows that are above the heads of the Kerubim. And a host of 1800 advocates and the Prince of the Presence, Metatron, with them went forth to meet Moses. And they took the prayers of Israel and put them as a crown on the head of the Holy One, blessed be He.
15.3 And they said (Deut. 6: 4): "Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord" and their face shone and rejoiced over Shekinah and they said to Metatron: "What are these? And to whom do they give all this honour and glory?"
And they answered: "To the Glorious Lord of Israel". And they spake: "Hear, O Israel: the Lord, our God, is one Lord. To whom shall be given abundance of honour and majesty but to Thee יהוה, the Divine Majesty, the King, living and eternal".
15.4 In that moment spake Akatriel Yah Yehod Sebaoth and said to Metatron, the Prince of the Presence: "Let no prayer that he prayeth before me return (to him) void. Hear thou his prayer and fulfil his desire whether (it be) great or small".
15.5 Forthwith Metatron, the Prince of the Presence, said to Moses: "Son of Amram! Fear not, for now God delights in thee. And ask thou thy desire of the Glory and Majesty. For thy face shines from one end of the world to the other".
But Moses answered him: "(I fear) lest I bring guiltiness upon myself".
"The expression, [heavenly host or] "Congregation of Israel," in the first instance, refers to the [archetypes] first born sons of Light, or, as they are termed in the Book of Job, the morning stars, who, along with the Sons of Elohim, sang their song of praise [as one - Ehad] at the creation of the world. In an extended sense, it includes [Metatron and any of] the true children of light [from any religion] who have attained unto the Divine Life [Kether]." - Zohar
"Indeed, we Gnostics are the elect ones, possessors of three great treasures that are:
A) The Philosophical Stone
B) The Clavicle of Solomon
C) The Books of Genesis of Enoch." - Samael Aun Weor, The Three Mountains
(Hebrew מיכאל) An important angel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. One of the seven primary intelligences of our solar system.
"Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me... But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth, and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince." Daniel 10:18-21
"And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon." - Revelation 12:7
"Michael in the Sun is an ineffable Archangel. Yet, Michael within us is different. Michael is an independent and cognizant part of our own Being… Michael and Gabriel, who symbolize the Sun and the Moon, the sulfur and the Mercury, serve the Alchemist in order to perform the Great Work… Michael and Gabriel are two Self-cognizant and Self-independent parts of our own Being, skilled in the science of Alchemy. As Michael and Gabriel exist in the Macrocosm, they also exist within the Microcosmic Human Being. It is obvious that we always receive the Mysteries of the Light of the Height by means of the sulfur and the Mercury. sulfur and Mercury are fundamental in order to receive the light-stream. Michael and Gabriel carry the stream of Christic Light. Michael and Gabriel, sulfur and Mercury, are incessantly crossing themselves in order to give origin to the Philosophical Stone. The sulfur and Mercury (Michael and Gabriel) never steal the Light, because these two alchemical substances are the only fundamental elements of the Great Work." - Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
(Greek) Micro means “small, little, trivial, slight.” Cosmos means “order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement).” In Universal Gnosticism, the term microcosmos refers to the human being, who is a universe in minature.
"All that the Holy One created in the world He created in man." - Talmud, Abot de Rabbi Nathan 31
"Know thyself (Greek: γνῶθι σεαυτόν, gnōthi seauton; Latin: nosce te ipsum), and thou shalt know the universe and its gods..." - Inscription at the Temple of Delphi
Physically, the Milky Way is the galaxy within which our solar system and planet are located. The Milky Way is a very small galaxy when compared to others.
In esotericism, the Milky Way refers to the third of seven cosmoses (note LA). It is the Macrocosmos, governed by six laws (six atoms of the Absolute), and on the Tree of Life of Kabbalah corresponds to the second triangle (Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth). Its capital star is the sun Sirius.
(Sanskrit, Manas) Superior Manas (Tiphereth) and Inferior Manas (Netzach).
"In the name of truth we must state that in synthesis we have three minds. The first one we can and must call the Sensual Mind. The second we shall christen with the name of Intermediate Mind. The third we shall call the Inner Mind." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
In the meditation tradition, mindfulness is a specific quality of consciousness.
"...a technique in which your attention is not distracted from whatever it had as its original object of meditation..." —Tsong Khapa, The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
"Mindfulness... prevents your attention from wandering from the object of meditation..." —Vasubhandu
"...the foundation of cultivating concentration is mindfulness which does not forget the object." —Tsong Khapa, The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
"[Mindfulness] refers to how your attention is fixed on the object of meditation and brings it to mind clearly without even the slightest distraction. If you are distracted, you lose your mindfulness to the extent that you are distracted." —Tsong Khapa, The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
"The erring elephant of your mind is securely bound by the rope of mindfulness to the sturdy pillar of the object of meditation and is gradually controlled with the iron hook of intelligence [vigilance]." —Bhavaviveka, Heart of the Middle Way
Also known as Athena. A Greek and Roman representation of the Divine Feminine.
"Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, was the daughter of Jupiter. She was said to have leaped forth from his brain, mature, and in complete armour. She presided over the useful and ornamental arts, both those of men- such as agriculture and navigation- and those of women,- spinning, weaving, and needlework. She was also a warlike divinity; but it was defensive war only that she patronized, and she had no sympathy with Mars's savage love of violence and bloodshed. Athens was her chosen seat, her own city, awarded to her as the prize of a contest with Neptune, who also aspired to it, The tale ran that in the reign of Cecrops, the first king of Athens, the two deities contended for the possession of the city. The gods decreed that it should be awarded to that one who produced the gift most useful to mortals. Neptune gave the horse; Minerva produced the olive. The gods gave judgment that the olive was the more useful of the two, and awarded the city to the goddess; and it was named after her, Athens, her name in Greek being Athene." - Bullfinch's Mythology
(Sanskrit ) "to liberate, to free from, to get rid of." Liberation. Similar is usage to mukti ("release").
"Moksha is freedom from births and deaths. It is the attainment of eternal bliss. It has neither space nor time in itself; nor is there in it any state, external or internal. You are born to attain Moksha or the final emancipation. Moksha is your goal. Kill this little “I” or egoism through enquiry of Who am I? You will attain Moksha and shine as an Emperor of this world. May you attain Moksha in this very birth." - Swami Sivananda
"Oneness of Self or oneness of Existence is Reality, and the realisation of this Reality is Moksha. Moksha is the breaking down of the barriers that constitute separate existence. Moksha is the absolute state of Being, where the unity of all-pervading and all-permeating consciousness is realised with certainty, like that of an orange which we see in our palm. Moksha is not an attainment of liberation from an actual state of bondage, but is the realisation of the liberation which already exists. It is freedom from the false notion of bondage. The individual soul feels itself to be in bondage on account of ignorance caused by the power of Avidya. When the false belief caused by delusion is removed by Knowledge of Atman, the state of Moksha is realised then and there, in this very life. It is not to follow after death. The cause of delusion is the desire in man. The desires generate the thought-waves, and the thought-waves veil the real nature of the Soul which is blissful, immortal, and eternal. When the desires are annihilated, Knowledge of Brahman dawns on the individual. Knowledge of Brahman is not an action. You cannot reach Brahman even as you cannot reach yourself except by knowing yourself. Knowledge of Brahman is absolute and direct. It is intuitive experience." - Swami Sivananda
"30. What is Banḍha [bondage]? Such Saṅkalpas [thoughts] as "I was born," etc., arising from the affinities of beginningless Ajñāna form bondage. The thought obscuration [or mental ignorance] of the mundane existence of "mine" in such as father, mother, brother, wife, child, house, gardens, lands, etc., forms bondage. The thoughts of I-ness as actor, etc., are bondage. The thought of the development in oneself of the eight Siḍḍhis (higher psychical powers) as Anima and others is bondage. The thought of propitiating the angels, men, etc., is bondage. The thought of going through the eight means of Yoga practice, Yama, etc., is bondage. The thought of performing the duties of one's own caste and order of life is bondage. The thought that command, fear and doubt are the attributes of [or pertain to] Āṭmā is bondage. The thought of knowing the rules of performing sacrifices, vows, austerity and gift is bondage. Even the mere thought of desire for Moksha (emancipation) is bondage. By the very act of thought, bondage is caused."
"31. What is Moksha [emancipation]? Moksha is the (state of) the annihilation, through the discrimination of the eternal from the non-eternal, of all thoughts of bondage, like those of "mine" in objects of pleasure and pain, lands, etc., in this transitory mundane existence." - Nirālamba Upanishaḍ of Śukla-Yajurveḍa
"1. What is Banḍha [bondage]? Āṭmā [the Self] falsely superimposing the body and others which are not-Self upon Himself, and identifying Himself with them—this identification forms the bondage of the Self."
"2. What is Moksha [emancipation]? The freedom from that [identification] is Moksha." - Sarvasāra-Upanishaḍ of Kṛshṇa-Yajurveḍa
"A pure-minded person, by purification of his heart, is able to destroy the good and evil effect of his actions and attains eternal beatitude by the enlightenment of his inward spirit. That state of peace and purification of heart is likened to the state of a person who in a cheerful state of mind sleeps soundly, or the brilliance of a lamp trimmed by a skillful hand. Such a pure-minded person living on spare diet perceives the Supreme Spirit reflected in his own, and by practising concentration of mind in the evening and small hours of the night, he beholds the Supreme Spirit which has no attributes, in the light of his heart, shining like a dazzling lamp, and thus he attains salvation. Avarice and anger must be subdued by all means, for this act constitutes the most sacred virtue that people can practise and is considered to be the means by which men can cross over to the other side of this sea of affliction and trouble. A man must preserve his righteousness from being overcome by the evil consequences of anger, his virtues from the effects of pride, his learning from the effects of vanity, and his own spirit from illusion. Leniency is the best of virtues, and forbearance is the best of powers, the knowledge of our spiritual nature is the best of all knowledge, and truthfulness is the best of all religious obligations. The telling of truth is good, and the knowledge of truth may also be good, but what conduces to the greatest good of all creatures, is known as the highest truth. He whose actions are performed not with the object of securing any reward or blessing, who has sacrificed all to the requirements of his renunciation, is a real Sannyasin and is really wise. And as communion with Brahma cannot be taught to us, even by our spiritual preceptor,--he only giving us a clue to the mystery--renunciation of the material world is called Yoga. We must not do harm to any creature and must live in terms of amity with all, and in this our present existence, we must not avenge ourselves on any creature. Self-abnegation, peace of mind, renunciation of hope, and equanimity,--these are the ways by which spiritual enlightenment can always be secured; and the knowledge of self (one's own spiritual nature) is the best of all knowledge. In this world as well as hereafter, renouncing all worldly desires and assuming a stoic indifference, wherein all suffering is at rest, people should fulfil their religious duties with the aid of their intelligence. The muni who desires to obtain moksha (salvation), which is very difficult to attain, must be constant in austerities, forbearing, self-restrained, and must give up that longing fondness which binds him to the things of this earth." - Mahabharata 212
From Latin monas, “unity; a unit” and Greek monas "unit," from monos "alone."
In general use in the gnostic teachings, the Monad refers to the Being, the Innermost, our own inner Spirit. In Kabbalah, the Monad is represented by the sephiroth Chesed, Geburah, and Tiphereth. In Sanskrit, this corresponds to Atman-Buddhi-Manas.
"The God of Pythagoras was the Monad, or the One that is Everything. He described God as the Supreme Mind distributed throughout all parts of the universe--the Cause of all things, the Intelligence of all things, and the Power within all things. He further declared the motion of God to be circular, the body of God to be composed of the substance of light, and the nature of God to be composed of the substance of truth." - Manly P. Hall
"We must distinguish between Monads and Souls. A Monad, in other words, a Spirit, is; a Soul is acquired. Distinguish between the Monad of a world and the Soul of a world; between the Monad of a human and the Soul of a human; between the Monad of an ant and the Soul of an ant. The human organism, in final synthesis, is constituted by billions and trillions of infinitesimal Monads. There are several types and orders of primary elements of all existence, of every organism, in the manner of germs of all the phenomena of nature; we can call the latter Monads, employing the term of Leibnitz, in the absence of a more descriptive term to indicate the simplicity of the simplest existence. An atom, as a vehicle of action, corresponds to each of these genii or Monads. The Monads attract each other, combine, transform themselves, giving form to every organism, world, micro-organism, etc. Hierarchies exist among the Monads; the Inferior Monads must obey the Superior ones that is the Law. Inferior Monads belong to the Superior ones. All the trillions of Monads that animate the human organism have to obey the owner, the chief, the Principal Monad. The regulating Monad, the Primordial Monad permits the activity of all of its subordinates inside the human organism, until the time indicated by the Law of Karma." - Samael Aun Weor, The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology
“(The number) one is the Monad, the Unity, Iod-Heve or Jehovah, the Father who is in secret. It is the Divine Triad that is not incarnated within a Master who has not killed the ego. He is Osiris, the same God, the Word.” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
“When spoken of, the Monad is referred to as Osiris. He is the one that has to Self-realize Himself... Our own particular Monad needs us and we need it. Once, while speaking with my Monad, my Monad told me, ‘I am self-realizing Thee; what I am doing, I am doing for Thee.’ Otherwise, why are we living? The Monad wants to Self-realize and that is why we are here. This is our objective.” - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah
"The Monads or Vital Genii are not exclusive to the physical organism; within the atoms of the Internal Bodies there are found imprisoned many orders and categories of living Monads. The existence of any physical or suprasensible, Angelic or Diabolical, Solar or Lunar body, has billions and trillions of Monads as their foundation." - Samael Aun Weor, The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology
(Hebrew) Actually Moshe משה; the letters Mem, "water," Shin "fire," and Hei "womb" literally mean "born of water and fire" - in other words, Moses was "born of the water and the Spirit (fire)" just as Jesus explained the Second Birth to Nicodemus. Moses is a Twice-born Master.
Author of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), and prophet of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions.
A symbol of willpower, related to the sephirah Tiphereth.
A symbol of the Superior Manas / Human Soul / Causal Body, related to the sephirah Tiphereth.
A symbol of the pineal gland.
The Leviathan (Levi-tannyn).
The first of three symbolic mountains that represent stages of spiritual development. The first mountain is a series of initiations achieved by the Monad, in which the soul is created and prepared for the remainder of the work. See "The Three Mountains" by Samael Aun Weor.
The second of three symbolic mountains that represent stages of spiritual development. The second mountain is a process of psychological refinement in which the initiate cleanses the psyche of all impurity and prepares for resurrection. See "The Three Mountains" by Samael Aun Weor.
(Tibetan, phyag rgya) Literally “mystic seal.” This term implies a wide variety of meanings.
1. Commonly, this term is used by Hatha Yoga enthusiasts to refer to a system of postures or positions.
2. The Buddhist "Mahamudra" means Great Seal and refers to the realization acquired through the Mahayana and Vajrayana paths.
3. In Vajrayana Buddhism, the mudra is the female consort or partner in the practice of Karmamudra (sexual magic).
4. Asian art depicts gods and goddesses displaying a variety of hand positions, called mudras.
5. In the five "M's" of the Pancatattva Ritual (also called panchamakara), mudra refers to grain.
(Sanskrit ) "Liberation, release, to let go of." Similar in usage to moksha.
"Mukti is obtained through the knowledge of the Self. [...] Freedom or Mukti is your only real nature. You will have to know this truth only through direct intuitive experience. You will have to cut asunder the veil of ignorance by meditation on the Self. Then you will shine in your original pristine purity and divine glory." - Swami Sivananda
(Sanskrit मूलप्रकृति) Literally, the “root or origin of nature; primary cause or originant; original root or germ out of which matter or all apparent forms are evolved.” The abstract deific feminine principle. Undifferentiated substance.
"In the books of genesis (from all religious literature), the primordial matter (Mulaprakriti) is represented by the waters." - Samael Aun Weor, Endocrinology and Criminology
"The Chaos is the raw matter of the Great Work. The Chaos is the Mulaprakriti, the primordial matter. Mulaprakriti is christonic semen, from which the universe emerged. We have Mulaprakriti in our sexual organs, and from it springs up life." - Samael Aun Weor, Kundalini Yoga: The Mysteries of the Fire
"Mutation is removal, change, alteration, variation. The foundation, base, support, and groundwork of the mutant is sex." - Samael Aun Weor, The Cosmic Teachings of a Lama
Mutations are changed that result from the procreative energies in nature. Gnosticism analyzes two forms of mutation:
Both result from the use and application of sexual energy.
A favorable mutant is a person who - by positive utilization of energy - has become radically different and beneficial for others: Buddha, Jesus, Moses, etc.
An unfavorable mutant is a person who has become more degenerated and harmful to themselves and others. This is always a result (whether conscious or unconsicous) of an improper use of energy.
The annihilation of the ego, symbolized in scores of religious and mythological stories, notably in the crucifixion and the martyrdom of saints. This death frees the consciousness from its prison, resulting in a new spiritual birth.
"The annihilation of the psychic aggregates 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
"Indeed, the ‘I’ can only be annihilated by means of a rigorous creative comprehension. We need to perform a self-dissection to the ‘I’ with the scalpel of the self-criticism. Instead of criticizing others, we must criticize ourselves. Practical life is a full-length mirror where we can see our selves just as we really are. When the mind is found in a state of alert-perception while coexisting with the neighbor, we can then easily discover our defects because these spontaneously arise. It is astounding the manner in which our defects emerge while in relation with the neighbors, with our friends, with our fellow workers, with our spouse, with our children, with our acquaintances, etc., thus, if we are alert and vigilant as the watchmen in the time of war, it is then clearly logical that we can see our defects as they really are. Self-discovery exists while coexisting with others, if we are in the state of alert-perception. Any discovered defect must be intellectually analyzed; nonetheless, the intellect is not everything; the intellect is only a fraction of the mind. We need to delve; we need to explore the subconsciousness more deeply in order to discover the inner roots of our defects. Yes, only through a very deep meditation can we really explore the subconsciousness. Thus, when we have completely comprehended a defect, the energetic ‘I’ that personifies it can be disintegrated. Thus, this is how we die from moment to moment." - Samael Aun Weor, Cosmic Ships
"We annihilate the “I” based on alchemical operations only."- Samael Aun Weor, Endocrinology and Criminology