To understand this chapter, it is necessary to know that there are beings who achieved some degree of spiritual purity, but fell into disgrace, creating a division in their psyche. They are called fallen angels, demons, hasnamussen, maruts, etc. These terms refer to awakened beings with a “split personality”—one side with knowledge of the light, and the other submerged in darkness. Here, the Zohar describes five types of such beings.
After the universal flood, the [egotistical] souls of the antediluvian [Hasnamussen, Maruts] incarnated in five different categories of people, namely, the Nephilim [fallen or degraded angels], Giborim [unrighteous souls], Anakim [Narcissists, Mythomaniacs], Rephaim [Megalomaniacs], and Amalekim [Amalekites, Maruts of double polarity]. It was through the last of these that the Shechinah [the fire of the Divine Mother, called Kundalini] fell from on high [and became inverted; i.e. Kundabuffer]. בלעם Balaam and בלק Balak were descendants of עמלק Amalek.
“Then יהוה opened the eyes [ע Ayin] of Balaam, and he saw the מלאך angel of יהוה standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.” – Numbers 22: 31
Take the letters ‘A’ and ‘M’ [ע Ain and ם Mem] from בלעם Balaam, and ‘L’ and ‘K’ [ל Lamed and ק Kuf] from בלק Balak, and the remaining letters will spell the word בבל Babel, and the subtracted letters will spell the name עמלק Amalek [which means, the ע Ain ‘eye’ of the מלק beheaded King, Kether of Klipoth]. It is of them that scripture refers:
“For the earth is filled with [wars and sexual] violence through them [the black lodge].” - Genesis 6:13.
These are the Amalekim [the black magicians of the tower of Babel].
“First, מלך Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood of human sacrifice, and parents' tears; though, for the noise of drums and timbrels loud, their children's cries unheard that passed through fire to this grim idol. Him the Ammonite Worshiped in Rabba and her watery plain, in Argob and in Basan, to the stream of utmost Arnon. Nor content with such audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart of Solomon he led by fraoud to build his temple right against the temple of God on that opprobrious hill, and made his grove the pleasant valley of Hinnom, Tophet thence and black Gehenna called, the type of Hell.” – Milton, Paradise Lost
In the Archetypical World of Atziluth, the name of Binah, the third Sephirah of the Tree of Life, is יהוה אלהים - Jehovah Elohim. Binah is ruled by שבתאי – Shabbathai - Saturn. In the World of Briah, the angel Orifiel governs the marvelous positive Ray of Death – Saturn. Yet, in Klipoth – Hell, the negative Ray of Death – Saturn is directed by Moloch, who is an Amalekite, a Demon, a Warmonger, a Genocidal Idol followed by millions of fanatics.
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east [the sephirah Tiphereth], that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.- Genesis. 11:1-4
And [the souls of] these [Hasnamussen, Maruts] were those who survived the catastrophe of the deluge, of whom it is written:
“And they were destroyed from the earth.” – Genesis 7: 23
These five races survived till the time of the fourth captivity of [the archetypes of] Israel, whose chief enemies they were, and therefore called instruments of iniquity. They are denoted in scripture by the words:
“And the earth also was [sexually] corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with [wars and sexual] violence.” - Genesis 6: 11.
Of these, the first race was the Amalekites.
“Of מלך Moloch, furious king; who him defied, and at his chariot-wheels to drag him bound threatened, nor from the Holy One of Heaven refrained his tongue blasphemous; but anon down cloven to the waist, with shattered arms and uncouth pain fled bellowing. On each wing Uriel, and Raphael, his vaunting foe, though huge, and in a rock of diamond armed, vanquished אדרמלך Adramelech, and Asmadai, two potent Thrones, that to be less than Gods disdained, but meaner thoughts learned in their flight, mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail. Nor stood unmindful Abdiel to annoy the atheist crew, but with redoubled blow Ariel, and Arioch, and the violence of Ramiel scorched and blasted, overthrew. I might relate of thousands, and their names eternize here on earth; but those elect Angels, contented with their fame in Heaven, seek not the praise of men: The other sort, in might though wonderous and in acts of war, nor of renown less eager, yet by doom cancelled from Heaven and sacred memory, nameless in dark oblivion let them dwell.” – Milton, Paradise Lost
In the Archetypical World of Atziluth, the name of Geburah, the fifth Sephirah of the Tree of Life, is אלהים גבר - Elohim Gibor. Geburah is ruled by מאדים – Madim - Mars. In the World of Briah - Creation, the Archangel Samael is the head of the Ray of Power – Mars. Elohim Gibor is the antithesis of the tenebrous Demon Andrameleck who is polarized with the negative Ray of Power – Mars. The Demon Andrameleck is another Amalekite, he is a fallen angel that became a Nephil, an abortion, a Marut, a Hasnamuss, an Idol, who in Klipoth – Hell and Malkuth – Physical World is also worshipped by thousands of fanatic Giborim, who are the souls - Nephesh - in Malkuth that are polarized with the negative ray of Geburah - Mars.
About the Amalekites it is written:
“Thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.” - Deuteronomy 25:19
“For they [are also those who brought the sin of the Golden Calf - Moloch - upon Israel] it was that caused the tables of the law to be broken."
The ignorant [warmongers] of the present time who know not and recognize no other law than that of selfishness, are incarnations of these strangers and are indicated by the words:
“Cursed is he that has intercourse as any bestial people. And all people shall say Amen” - Deuteronomy 27:21
Because they (the fornicator bestial people) derive their origin from the [Kundabuffer or tempting] serpent to whom it was said:
“Cursed art thou above all beasts and above every animal of the field.” - Genesis 3:14
Many [psychological] impurities enslave [the archetypes of] Israel and are as dangerous and noxious as snakes and serpents. There are those that originated at first from the tempter, also those of idolaters who resemble the wild animals and savage beasts of the field [the sephirah Yesod, sex]. There is also the impurity arising from wrongdoing in daily life and still more, the impurity of the evil-minded. All these are found afflicting [the archetypes of] Israel, yet is there no greater impurity than that of Amalek or that personified evil called and known as “The God of this world [money].” It is that “which poisons all within and hardens all the feeling.” It causes the death of the soul and transforms it into an idolater, a worshipper of the world [the sephirah Malkuth] and its golden [calf] image of wealth. The occult meaning [of the sephirah Malkuth and its golden calf image] relates to [the sephirah Geburah, the left side of the Tree of Life] Samael, “God’s poison.” Though Samael [the fire of Geburah - Mars] was riding the serpent [the human blood and flesh of the sephirah Malkuth, since Mars is מאדים Madim from the Hebrew root ים Yam (water) and אדם Adam (’dm, red); the water - blood - which reddens the flesh] that tempted and seduced Adam and Eve, yet [flesh and blood in the sephirah Malkuth, the physicality] are one and the same [force of Samael-Geburah] and [because of Fornication] are both cursed alike.
Of the Nephilim it is recorded:
“And the Beni Elohim saw the daughters of Adam that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose… They turned into נפלים Nephilim [abortions] in the earth in those days.” – Genesis 6: 2, 4
“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 exist thousands of types of Maruts. Certain oriental sects and some Muslim tribes commit the lamentable error of rendering cult to all of those families of Maruts.” – Samael Aun Weor
“If a man [איש fire] gives birth to hundreds [give birth to Initiations of Major Mysteries], and live many years, and is great, because these are the [initiatic] days of his [esoteric] years, and his Nephesh is not filled with the good [And Elohim does not see that his Nephesh is good], and also he has not burial [psychological death], I have say, an abortion [נפל Nephil] is better than he.” – Ecclesiastes 6: 3
The נפלים Nephilim were also the second in rank of the angel hosts that were cast out of heaven and became incarnated [as Maruts].
When the Holy One [Jehovah Elohim, Binah] wished to form Adam and said, “Let us make Adam in our image,” He intended to set Adam [at the level of Binah in Daath] over the angelic hosts who should be subject to his commands. The revolting [Nirvanic Initiates or] angels [of the spiral path, with their lunar ego very alive], however, protested and said:
“What is Enosh [the human being of the direct path] that you keep him in mind? and the son of Adam [Tiphereth], that you function within him? [Psalm 8:4] he will most certainly sin against Thee and disobey Thy commandments.”
Said the Holy One unto them: “If ye [Nirvanis] were on earth below you would become more wicked and guilty than Adam. And so it happened, for as it is written, as soon as the “[Nirvanis or] Beni Elohim saw the daughters of Adam that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” – Genesis 6:2
Therefore, the Holy One hurled them into the abysmal darkness, where they abide unto this day.
Such was the doom of Aza and Azael, from whom originated and were engendered those angelic beings who, through sexual intercourse fornicated with their fair and beautiful human wives, became the fallen ones and thus forfeited the joys of the heavenly world, exchanging its eternal happiness for the fleeting pleasures [of the flesh] and delights of earthly existence, as it is written:
“And repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face.” – Deuteronomy 7:10
The disciples or members of "the Nephilim [or Maruts who] went in to the daughters [בנות Banoth, 'members of'] of Adam [that is, the Nephilim went in to the daughters - animal souls - Nephesh, which is the soul in Malkuth, a projection of Neshamah-Geburah] and they brought forth children [disciples], these are the [גברים Giborim] mighty men of old, men of renown. – Genesis 6:4. The Giborim [disciples of the Nephilim] were those who, at the building of the tower of Babel, said: "Go to and let us build us a city and tower whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a [resounding] name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” - Genesis 11: 4
In other words, they reincorporated themselves, they built organizations, colleges, and founded oracles and temples, not for the worship and glory of the Holy One [יהוה, the Divine Theomertmalogos, the Sacred Tetragrammaton], but for their own self-exaltation, and then tyrannized over [the archetypes of] Israel as though they were dust of the earth, by [becoming 'members of' their temples and] plundering and robbing them of every thing they possessed. Concerning them the scripture states:
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills [towers of Babel] that were under the whole heaven, were covered.” - Genesis 7:19
The fourth race was that of the רפאים Rephaim [ghosts, egos of megalomaniacs] who, whenever they beheld the children of Israel in sore straits or distress and afflictions, scoffed and derided them and treated with contempt the good law and its students and followers, but regarded with favor and indulgence the idolatrous and ungodly [worshipers of Maruts]. Of them it is written:
"The רפאים Rephaim [megalomaniac ghosts, egos] shall not rise again" [Isaiah. 26:14], and when the redemption and deliverance of [the archetypes of] Israel shall appear, then will be accomplished the words of scripture respecting them, "Their memory shall perish."
The fifth race was the ענקים Anakim [from ענק Anak lavaliere, narcissists, mythomaniacs], a despicable people, of whom it is said: "The Rephaim were like unto them" [Deuteronomy 11:11]. The Anakim put-down the value of those, about whom it is written:
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy [Divine] father, and leave not the law of thy [Divine] mother; for obsequies are a graceful wreath to thy head, and the Anakim (are chains) to thy neck. – Proverbs 1: 8, 9
So the Rephaim and Anakim are each other at the same level. It was through them that the earth reverted back to its previous state of תהו ובהו tohu ve bohu, occult words [which mean, their worlds became 'confused and empty' or "without form and void."] They destroyed the temple, which is described by the words: "And the earth was without form and void", because the temple is the spirit of the earth and the settling thereof.
And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam built. And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound [תהו ובהו tohu ve bohu] their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So Jehovah-Binah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah-Binah did there confound [תהו ובהו tohu ve bohu] the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah-Binah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” - Genesis. 11:5-9
So, תהו ובהו tohu ve bohu contained the epitome of their history and final disappearance from the face of the earth, which occurred when the light divine [of the Holy Spirit] appeared in the world ['And Elohim said there be light'].
Another explanation of the words, "These are the generations or offspring of the heavens and the earth," is gathered from the words:
“And Aaron took them and cast them into the furnace and formed of them a calf." Then said the Israelites: "These [Eleh] be thy Elohim, oh Israel" [Exodus 32: 4].
“An infamous harvest of Hasnamussen is going to appear, mainly in the South American territories of Venezuela and Colombia. This is simply because all of those little brethren have not dedicated themselves to the disintegration of their ego; they are very lazy—meaning, they are lazy in that sense, because they only want initiations, degrees, powers, etc., and they do not worry about the disintegration of their ego. Therefore, the future that awaits those two countries is, indeed, an infamous harvest of Hasnamussen with double centers of gravity. This is what will occur, unless all of them dedicate themselves in a massive manner to the disintegration of their ego...” - Samael Aun Weor
On the day that all these different races were exterminated, the Holy One along with the Shechinah created the heavens and the earth anew, as it is written:
"For as the new heavens and the new earth which I make shall remain before me" - Isaiah 66: 22, which words are the complement to "on the day that Elohim created. . . ."
“Then it was that Elohim also made to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food" - Genesis 2:4
But not until the extermination of the above mentioned races did the secret doctrine [of Dharma] appear in the world, and the children [archetypes] of Israel flourished and sprung forth as the trees and green herb out of the ground alluded to in scripture:
for till then, “the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no Adam [human being] to till the ground” - Genesis 2: 5
The esoteric meaning of [And Enoch walked with Elohim: and he was not; for Elohim took him. - Genesis 5: 24] which is [within those Maruts], the children [archetypes] of Israel were not there [developed] to do sacrifice and render worship to the Holy One [יהוה, the Divine Theomertmalogos, the Sacred Tetragrammaton].