Before all, it is necessary to profoundly comprehend what in reality is the "Cosmic Christ."
In the name of truth, it is urgent to know that the Christ is not merely someone historical. People are used to thinking of Christ as a historical personage that existed 1,979 years ago. That concept is erroneous, because Christ is not of time. The Christ is timeless! The Christ unfolds Itself from instant to instant, moment to moment; Christ is the sacred fire, the cosmic, sacred fire.
If we were to strike a match, fire will germinate. Scientists say that fire is the result of combustion, but this is false. The fire that germinates from the match is contained within the match. Only when we strike the match do we free it from imprisonment, and the flame appears. We can say then that fire in itself is not the result of combustion, but rather, combustion is the result of the fire.
My dear brothers and sisters, it is important to know that what interests us most is the fire of the fire, the flame of the flame, the astral fire.
The hand that strikes the match so that the flame appears has fire, life, otherwise it would not be able to move.
After the match dies off, the flame continues to exist in the Fourth Vertical.
The scientists do not know what the fire is. They utilize it, but do not know it. Thus, my dear brothers and sisters, it is important for you to comprehend what the fire is.
The fire made its appearance before the dawn of creation vibrated intensely.
Remember, my dear brothers and sisters, that there are two Ones! The first One is Aelohim אאלהים! The second is Elohim אלהים! The first One is the unknown, the incognito, the divinity that cannot be painted, symbolized, or sculpted. The second One germinates from the first One, and is the Demiurge architect of the universe: the fire.
I wish you to understand that one is the fire that burns in the earth and the altar, and another is the fire of the spirit, like Aelohim or Elohim! Elohim is, therefore, the Demiurge, the Army of the Voice, the grand Word. Each one of the constructors of the universe is a living flame, living fire. It is written that God is a devouring fire.
The fire is the Christ, the Cosmic Christ. Elohim germinated from Aelohim. When Elohim unfolds, he endures as Two, to initiate cosmic manifestation into its wife, the Divine Mother. When the One unfolds into the Two, then emerges the Three, which is the fire. The beings of the fire fertilize the waters of existence, and then the Chaos converts itself into the "divine androgyne."
Thus it is important to comprehend that the Army of the Voice, the Army of the Word, is fire, and that living fire, that Philosophical Fire that fertilizes the chaotic matter, is the Cosmic Christ, the "Logos," the grand Word! But, in order for the Logos to come into manifestation, the One must unfold into the Two. That is to say: the Father unfolds into the Mother, and from the union of the two opposites is born the Three, the fire! That fire is the Logos, the Christ that in the dawn of any creation makes the existence of the universe possible.
It is important to understand better what Christ is, so we will not be content with merely remembering the historical account, because the Christ is a reality from instant to instant, moment to moment, second to second. He is the Creator.
The fire has the power to create atoms and disintegrate them, the ability to use the universal cosmic powers, etc. The fire has the power to unite all the atoms and create universes, or to disintegrate universes. The world is a fireball that either burns or goes out according to the laws.
Now I believe you are beginning to understand why we are interested in the subject of the astral fire, the Flame of the flame, the hidden, the esoteric aspect of the fire.
In reality, it is the fire that is Christic, that has the power to transform all that is, all that has been, and all that will be. Without "INRI," it would not be possible to Christify ourselves.
As I have said, the intimate Christ, the Cosmic Christ, has to take three steps from the bottom to top, through the seven regions of the universe. I have also said that the Christ must take three steps from bottom to top. Here is the mystery of the three and seven steps of Freemasonry. It is a true shame that the Masonic brothers have forgotten all this.
In any case, the Christos, the Logos, shines at the zenith of the spiritual midnight, and in the west and east. These three points are repeated in all seven regions.
The mystic who guides himself by the star of the night, by the Spiritual Sun, knows what those three steps mean in the seven regions.
Let us also think of the Sun, the lightning, and the fire. Here are the three lights, the three aspects of the Logos, in the seven regions.
When the One unfolds into the Two, the Third emerges; this is the fire, and it creates and creates again. This One can create with the power of the Word, the Solar Word, Magic Word, or Word of the Central Sun. Thus, the Logos is created.
By means of the fire, we can Christify ourselves. It is vain for the Christ to be born in Bethlehem if he is not born in our hearts. Fruitless is his crucifixion, death, and resurrection in the holy land if he is not born, does not die, or resurrect in ourselves as well.
We need to incarnate the Cosmic Christos, the spirit of fire, to make it flesh in ourselves. As long as we stand idle, we are dead to the things of the Spirit, because it is the life, the Logos, the grand Word… Heru-pa-kroat!
He is Vishnu. The word Vishnu comes from the root "vish," which means "to penetrate." He penetrates everything that is, has been, and will be. We need him to penetrate us so that He can change us radically. He who pretends to disintegrate the ego with only the intellect marches along in error.
Obviously, we need to know ourselves if we really want to Christify ourselves. If we want to know ourselves to achieve the Christification, we need to observe ourselves, to see ourselves. Only in this way is it possible for us to one day arrive at the disintegration of the ego.
The ego is the sum total of all our defects: anger, lust, greed, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony, etc. Even if we had a thousand tongues to speak, and a palate of steel, we would not be able to precisely articulate the number of all our defects.
As I have said, we need to observe ourselves to know ourselves. If we observe ourselves, we discover our psychological defects, and then we can work on them. When someone admits that he has a psychological defect, he begins to observe himself. This, in fact, converts him into a different being.
My dear Gnostic brothers and sisters, I want you to understand the necessity of learning to observe oneself, to see oneself; however, one must know how to observe, because there is one way—mechanical observation—and another: conscious observation.
Someone who hears of our teaching for the first time would say, "But what do I gain from observing myself? I have seen that I have anger, jealousy. So what?" Well, it is quite clear that this is mechanical observation! We need to observe the observed! This is conscious observation of ourselves.
Mechanical observation of ourselves cannot take us anywhere. It is absurd, unconscious, sterile. We need conscious self-observation in order to work on our defects.
If we feel anger in a given moment, let us observe the observed, the scene of anger. We must not put it off and do it later; let us do it now. When we observe the observed, what we see in ourselves, we will really know if it was anger or not, because it could have been a nervous syncope that we mistook for anger.
If, suddenly, we are invaded by jealousy, well, let us observe the observed. What was it that we observed? Maybe the woman was with another man! Or, if a woman, the man was with another woman! And we felt jealous. In any case, in a serene and profound Meditation, let us observe the observed to know if, in reality, there was jealousy or not.
When we observe the observed by means of Meditation and the obvious self-reflection, we therefore turn observation into Consciousness. When we become conscious of such and such a psychological defect, we can work on it with the fire.
We would have to concentrate on Stella Maris, Tonantzin, Rhea, Martha, etc., who are derived from one part of our Being, and is the igneous serpent or our magical powers. The sacred cobra of ardent fire, with her flaming powers, can disintegrate the psychological defect, the psychic aggregate that we have consciously observed. It is obvious that at the same time the essence or fire embottled in the psychic aggregate that we disintegrate will shine, will be freed. And as we go on disintegrating the aggregates, the percentage of the essence, which is the Christic fire, will multiply. Finally, one day, the fire will shine fully inside ourselves, here and now.
We need the fire to seethe in us. Only the sacred name or INRI, put on the cross of the martyr of Calvary, can break the psychic aggregates. All those who do not take the fire into account pretend to eliminate all their aggregates, and march down a mistaken path. They are not only heading the wrong way, but also confuse others.
The Birth of Christ
It is said that Christ was born in the town of Bethlehem about 1,979 years ago. This is false, because the town of Bethlehem did not exist at that time. Bethlehem has a Chaldean root, ben, and ben is fire, the tower of fire of the Chaldeans. In our body, the head and neck are the tower because the rest of the body is the temple. He who has been able to bring up the fire in himself, he who has brought it up to his brain, up to the top, in fact, will be able to convert himself into the body of the "Christus," the fire, the spirit of the fire.
The primeval, original fire is able to totally Christify us. It is the fire, "Fohat," blazing within us that will transform us totally. Once the fire blazes in us, we will be transformed into totally different beings. We will become distinct beings. Then we will enjoy full illumination and cosmic powers. Thus, once understood, my brothers and sisters, we must work with the fire.
Whosoever knows, the word gives power. No one has uttered it; no one will utter it, except the one who has the Word incarnated.
Christ, the spirit of fire, is not merely an historical personage. He is the Army of the Voice. He is the force that is beyond personality, ego, and individuality. He is a force like electricity and magnetism, a power, a great cosmic and universal manifestation. He is the cosmic fire that enters into the person who is adequately prepared, into the person who has that tower of Bethlehem ablaze. When Christ incarnates inside a person, she is radically transformed.
Christ is the blessed child that must be born in each being. Thus, as he was born in this universe millions of years ago to totally transform this solar system, he must be born in each one of us.
He was born in the stable of Bethlehem. That is to say, he is born among the animals of desire, among the psychological aggregates that he needs to eliminate. Only the fire can eliminate such aggregates. Thus, wherever these aggregates are, the fire arrives to destroy them, to reduce them to cosmic dust, and to free the essence. How can he free the soul if He does not enter profoundly into the human organism?
In the Orient, Christ is Vishnu, and I repeat, the word vish means “to penetrate.” The fire, the Christ, the Logos, can penetrate profoundly into the human organism to burn the scum we have in ourselves. But we need to love the fire, to render cult to the flame.
The hour has come to understand that only "Fohat" can transform us radically. The Christ inside ourselves works to eliminate the roots of evil. INRI eliminates the psychological aggregates. This is formidable. It reduces them to ashes, but it is necessary to work with the fire.
This is why, in our works of concentration, we must invoke the igneous serpent of our magical powers, because only with the fire can we eliminate all the undesirable psychic elements that we carry within. The lunar coldness will never be able to eliminate the psychic aggregates. We need the flaming powers of the Logos. We need "INRI" to transform us.
The Seven Steps
My dear brothers and sisters, understand what the Holy Week is, and what the seven days of the Holy Week are.
In ancient times, everything was directed by the solar calendar: Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The days were: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Unfortunately, this calendar was altered by fanatical medieval people.
The Holy Week is profoundly significant. Remember the seven and three steps of Freemasonry. The Christ must seethe first of all in our human body. Later on, the flame must be deposited in the profoundness of the soul, and at last, in the profoundness of the spirit. These three steps through the seven spheres are profoundly significant. Obviously, these three basic fundamental steps are found within the seven spheres of the world and the universe.
Unquestionably, the Holy Week has very deep esoteric roots, because the initiate must work on the lunar forces, and on the forces of Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The Logos unfolds itself in the seven regions according to the seven planets of the solar system. The flame must appear in the physical body, must advance into the Vital body, must continue its passage through the Astral, must continue its journey through the world of the mind, must arrive at the sphere of Venus in the Causal world, must proceed through the Buddhic or Intuitive world, and at last, on the seventh day, it will arrive at the world of Atman, the world of the spirit. Then, the master will receive the baptism of the fire that will transform him radically.
Obviously, the whole cosmic drama as it is written in the four gospels must be lived inside ourselves, here and now. This is not something merely historical; it is something to be lived here and now!
The Three Traitors
The three traitors who crucified Christ, who gave him death, are inside us. The Masons know them. We Gnostics also know them: Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas. Judas is the demon of desire that torments us. Pilate is the demon of the mind that has justifications for everything. Caiaphas is the demon of evil will that prostitutes the altar.
These are the traitors who crucified Christ for thirty coins of silver. The thirty coins of silver represent all the vices and passions of the world. They trade Christ for a few bottles at the bar. They trade Christ for the brothel of the adulterous bed. They trade Christ for money and riches, and for the sensual life. They sell Christ for thirty coins of silver.
Dear brothers and sisters, remember that a multitude of people asked for the crucifixion of the Lord. All that multitude yelled out, "Crucifixion! Crucifixion!" These are not the multitudes of 1,979 years ago. No! These people who demand the crucifixion of the Lord are inside us here and now. I repeat, here and now!
These are the psychic, inhuman aggregates that we carry in our interior. All are undesirable psychic elements that we carry inside, the red demons of "Seth," living personifications of all our psychological defects. They are the ones that cry, "Crucifixion! Crucifixion!" and the Lord is rendered to death. Who whipped Him? Are they not the same multitudes we carry in our interior? Who spit on Him? Are they not the same psychic aggregates that personify our defects? Who crowned Him with a crown of thorns? Are they not the same engenderers of the inferno that we have created?
The account of the Christic history is not of yesterday, but of today. It is the present, not merely the past, as the illustrious ignorants believe. Those who will understand, however, will work for Christification.
The Lord is elevated to Calvary, and on top of the majestic summits of Calvary will say, "He who believes in me shall never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. I am the bread of life. I am the living bread. Whoever eats from my flesh and drinks from my blood shall have eternal life, and I shall raise him from the dead in the last day. Whoever eats from my flesh and my blood, I live in him and he in Me. The Lord bears no malice for anyone. Dear Father, in your hands I commend my spirit."
Once these grand words are pronounced, no other sounds can be heard but thunder and lightning amidst internal cataclysms. Once this opus of the spirit in the body is accomplished, the Christ or "Christos," the Christus, Vishnu, the one who penetrates, will be deposited in its mystical sepulcher.
I say unto you, in the name of truth and justice, that on the third day, after this third act, the initiate will be raised and resurrected to be transformed into a perfect being. He who achieves this will in fact become a God, terribly divine, beyond good and evil.
Thus the Christ, our Lord, the spirit of fire, descends and wants to enter each one of us, to transform us, save us, to eliminate all those psychic aggregates that we carry in our interior, to make out of us something distinct, to convert us into gods. We need to learn to see Christ not from a merely historical point of view, but as the fire, as a present reality, as "INRI."
It is said that he had twelve apostles. Those twelve apostles are inside us here and now.
There are twelve fundamental parts of our own Being, the twelve powers inside us, within our own profound interior Being.
There is Peter, who is in charge of the mysteries of sex.
There is John, who represents the Verb, the grand Word, Heru Pa Kro At!
There is also a Thomas, who teaches us to control the mind.
There is a Paul, who shows us the path of wisdom, philosophy, and Gnosis.
Inside ourselves we also find Judas. Not the Judas that sells Christ for thirty silver coins. No! It is a different Judas, a Judas who understands the ego profoundly, a Judas whose gospel takes us to the elimination of the self, the "I."
There is a Philip, who is capable of showing us how to travel through space out of the physical body.
There is an Andrew, who indicates with precise clarity that there are three factors of the revolution of Consciousness:
To be born—that is to say, how to create the superior existential bodies of the being
To die—that is to say, how to eliminate the particular factors that specifically relate to us, and are in each one of us
Sacrifice for humanity—Saint Andrews's cross, indicating the mixture of Sulfur and Mercury, so indispensable for the creation of the superior existential bodies of the being. This, by means of the accomplishment of the Being-Partkdolg-Duty, is significantly profound.
Within us there is a Matthew, a scientist like no other. He teaches us the pure science, unknown to the scientists that are in style nowadays, and tomorrow pass into history. Pure science is completely different! Only Matthew can instruct us in this.
Luke, with his Solar Gospel, is a prophet and shows us what life will be like in the Golden Age.
Each of the twelve is within us, because our Being has twelve fundamental parts, the twelve apostles, here and now. Thus, whoever wishes to be a magician in the true sense of the word [magician comes from mag, “priest”], will have to learn to relate to each part of the twelve parts of the Being. This is only possible by burning the psychological aggregates with "INRI." As long as the ego exists in us, correct relations with each of the parts of our Being will be impossible.
Erase from your mind the idea of the twelve historical apostles. Search for them inside of yourself. They are there! Everything is inside us here and now!
The time has come for a more esoteric, pure, real Christianity. It is time to leave the merely historic account, and come to the reality of the facts.
The cross is deeply significant. We very well know that the vertical "phallus" inside the "uterus" forms the cross. We will emphasize this in other words by saying, "The lingam-yoni, connected correctly, form a cross."
With this cross, we need to advance on the path that will conduct us to the Golgotha of the Father. I invite all of you to enter the path of Christification.
Do not forget that every time the lord of compassion comes to the world, he is hated by three types of people.
First, the elders, because they are people full of experience, say, "That man is crazy. Look what he is up to. Do not listen to what he says. He does not agree with us, with what we think. We have experience. This man destroys. He is dangerous."
Second, the scribes, that is to say, the intellectuals of all times reject him. Every time the lord of glory has come to the world, the intellectuals have been against him. They mortally hate him because he does not fit in with their theories. He signifies a danger to their system, to their sophisms, etc.
Third, the priests reject him, because all of them see him as a danger to their respective sects.
Then, in the name of truth, I tell you that the Christ is terribly revolutionary! Rebellious! He is the fire that comes to burn all the scummy rottenness that we carry inside. He is the fire that reduces to ashes all our prejudices, preconceptions, created interests, abominations, and even our personal experiences.
Do you believe, in fact, that the Christ can be accepted by so many millions of humans who live in the world? You are mistaken! Every time he comes to the world, the multitudes rise against him. This is the cruel reality of the facts.
I am talking of the Holy Week.
I say, in the name of truth, that only the "Fohat" seething in us can save us. No theory, nor any system, can take us to freedom. Those who want to pretend to eliminate the ego on the basis of pure reason, with the cold intellect, are being truly reactionary beings! Conservative! Retardatory! They march on the path of great error.
This Babylon that we carry inside, this psychological city that we carry in our interior, the demons of lust, anger, greed, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony, etc, must be destroyed with the fire.
The Celestial Jerusalem
We need to raise the Celestial Jerusalem inside ourselves. Remember that the foundations of the Celestial Jerusalem are twelve, and on each one of them is written the name of an apostle. The name of the twelve apostles are on the twelve foundations. We must edify this Jerusalem inside ourselves. But it will only be possible on the day we with the fire destroy the Great Babylon, the mother of all fornications and abominations of the earth, the psychological city that we carry in our interior. When we accomplish this, we will edify the Celestial Jerusalem, here and now, inside us.
I repeat, the basis of the Celestial Jerusalem is the twelve apostles. I am not referring to those who lived 1,979 years ago as merely symbolic. No! I am talking about the twelve apostles that are inside us, the twelve conscious and independent parts of the Being. These are the foundations of the Jerusalem that we must edify inside ourselves.
The city of Jerusalem has twelve doors, and at each of the twelve doors is an Angel who represents one of the twelve inside us. The twelve doors are twelve precious pearls, twelve doors of liberty, twelve doors of light and splendor, and twelve cosmic powers. In the city, its streets, avenues, and plazas are of pure gold, the gold of the spirit that we must create in the forge of the Cyclops.
The city has no necessity of external light, sun, or moon, because the Lord is its light, is the fire, and he will shine inside us.
The wall of the great city is 144 cubits. If we add those numbers in this way, one plus four plus four, we have nine, which is the Ninth Sphere, sex. Only through transmutation of the creative energy are we going to be able to make the fire shine within us.
The city is of twelve thousand stadia. It reminds us of the twelve works of Hercules, necessary to achieve the complete intimate realization of the Being. It reminds us of the twelve Aeons, and also of the twelve apostles.
In the center of this city is the Tree of Life, the Ten Sephiroth, the Hebrew Kabbalah: Kether, Chokmah, and Binah, with the sephirothic crown; Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth, the seven regions of the universe. The Tree of Life allegorizes the twelve great cosmic regions. Happy is he who arrives at the Thirteenth Aeon, where Pistis Sophia should always be.
Inside the Celestial Jerusalem, we also find the twenty-four who prostrate to the earth, deposit the crowns at the feet of the Lamb, the immolated lamb of fire that shines in this universe from the aurora of creation, from the dawning of this universe. The twenty-four Elders are also twenty-four parts of our own Being.
Happy is the one who is nourished by the fruits of the Tree of Life, because she will be immortal! Happy is she who nourishes herself with each of those fruits. He who can really nourish himself with that current of life that comes from the Thirteenth Aeon to the human body will never know illness and will be immortal.
But in order to be able to nourish oneself with the Tree of Life, it is necessary above all to have eliminated all the psychic aggregates. Remember that the psychic aggregates are the living personifications of our errors that alter our Vital body, which damages the physical body. This is how disease and illnesses take place in us.
Who causes ulcers? Is it not anger?
Who causes cancer? Is it not lust?
Who causes paralysis? Is it not the materialistic, gross, selfish, and fatal life?
Diseases are caused by the psychic aggregates, or demons of Seth, living personifications of our errors. When all the red demons of Seth have been eliminated with the fire, when our own personality has been burned, then we can nourish ourselves with the Tree of Life. Life, descending from the Absolute through the thirteen Aeons, will penetrate into our body and make us immortal. Thus health is gained, and there will be no illness.
Useless are the scientists with all their curative methods. If they cure the patient, he will be sick again. It is true that the ego injects the venom of its morbidity and rottenness inside the organisms, and destroys them! Here is the origin of all diseases! People want a remedy to cure themselves, but as long as the ego is alive, people will always be sick.
The hour has come to understand that we need to burn down the Babylon inside us, and to edify Jerusalem.
The Celestial Jerusalem, seen from afar, is like jasper, like crystal. It is the Philosopher's Stone. Happy is he who obtains the Philosopher's Stone, because he will transform himself radically. He will have powers over the fire, over the air, over the waters, and over the earth!
We need a pure, esoteric Christianity, a living Christianity that can transform us radically. The Gnostic movement, the Gnostic Church, and our Gnostic anthropological studies will show humanity the path of liberation. But as we are now, with the ego alive, strong, and robust, we march on the path of error. We need to learn to love the fire, to work in reality with the mysteries of the fire!