glossary

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

The Mayan underworld that played a major role in the Popol Vuh. See: Klipoth and Mictlan

The “Flower Prince” Aztec deity. He was seen as the god of flowers and music. Statues portray him seated upon a drum, with his legs crossed like a meditator from the east, his face looking up to the sky in prayer, and his hands in a pleading position. Samael Aun Weor states in Aztec Christic Magic: “Xochipilli: xochitl, ‘flower;’ pilli, ‘principle;’ God of agriculture, flowers, music, song, poetry and dance. ‘Flowers and chants are the most elevated things that exist on the earth so as to enter into the ambits of the truth;’ this is what the Tlamatinime taught in the Calmecac. This is why all their philosophy is tinted with the most pure poetic tinge. The face of Xochipilli is impassible; yet, his heart is overflowing with happiness.” His festivals were called “Xochilhutl” and were held in the Calmecac. See: Calmecac

The deity that served as the double, or Nahualli, of Quetzalcoatl. He accompanied Quetzalcoatl on his descent to the underworld to retrieve the bones of humanity. According to Samael Aun Weor, Xolotl, the black dog, is the symbol of one’s particular Lucifer. The name itself is related to the Nahuatl for “double” and also related to “deformity.” For example, xolochaui means “to wrinkle or double over.” This describes the nature of Lucifer being deformed by the sins of humanity. Also, the word Xolotl is related to twin or doubled objects like mexolotl (doubled ear of corn). This is related to the nature of Lucifer as being a shadow of Christ. See: Lucifer

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