Gnostic Chemistry & Cosmology – Part 2

“All movement is co-essential with sound. Whenever there exists movement, sound exists… All that which is in movement sounds: And the Logos sounds!”

-From Ch.2 of Logos Mantram Theurgy

 

Man, the Universe and the Three Primary Forces

“The fundamental law that creates all phenomena in all the diversity or unity of all universes is the ‘Law of Three’ or the law of the three principles or the three forces. This fundamental law consists of the fact that every phenomenon, on whatever scale and in whatever world it may take place, from molecular to cosmic phenomena, is the result of the combination or the meeting of three different and opposing forces.

Modern thinking recognizes the existence of two forces and the necessity of these two forces for the production of a phenomenon:
• force and resistance,
• positive and negative magnetism,
• positive and negative electricity,
• male and female cells,
• and so on.

But it does not observe even these two forces always and everywhere. No question has ever been raised as to the third, or if it has been raised it has scarcely been heard.

According to real, exact knowledge, one force or two forces, can never produce a phenomenon. The presence of a third force is necessary, because it is only with the help of a third force that the first two can produce what may be called a phenomenon, no matter in what sphere.

The teaching of the three forces is at the root of all ancient systems. The first force may be called active or positive; the second, passive or negative; the third, neutralizing. But these are merely names, because in reality all three forces are equally active and appear as active, passive, and neutralizing, only at their meeting points, that is to say, only in relation to one another at a given moment.

The first two forces are more or less comprehensible to us and the third may sometimes be discovered either at the point of application of the forces, or in the ‘medium’, or in the ‘result’. But, in general, the third force is not easily accessible to direct observation and understanding. The reason for this is to be found in the functional limitations of the human being’s ordinary psychological activity and in the fundamental categories of our perception of the phenomenal world, that is, in our sensation of space and time resulting from these limitations.

People cannot perceive and observe the third force directly any more than they can spatially perceive the ‘fourth dimension’. But by studying himself, the manifestations of his thought, consciousness, activity, his habits, his desires, and so on, the human being can learn to observe and to see in himself the action of the three forces.”

-Paraphrase from Ch.1 of In Search of the Miraculous

 

The Three Primary Forces and the Work upon Oneself

“Let us suppose, for instance, that a person wants to work on themselves in order to change certain characteristics, to attain a higher level of being.

[1] Their desire, their initiative, is the active force.

[2] The inertia of all their habitual psychological life which shows opposition to their initiative will be the passive or the negative force.

The two forces will either counterbalance one another, or one will completely conquer the other, but, then, as a result of this batter, the winning force will become too weak for any further action. Thus the two forces will, as it were, revolve one around the other, one absorbing the other and producing no result whatever. This may continue for a lifetime.

A person may feel desire and initiative, but all this initiative may be absorbed in overcoming the habitual inertia of life, leaving nothing for the purpose towards which the initiative ought to be directed. And so it may go on until the third force makes its appearance, in the form, for instance, of new knowledge, showing at once the advantage or the necessity of work on oneself and, in this way, supporting and strengthening the initiative.

[3] Then the initiative, with the support of this third force (in this case the new knowledge), may conquer inertia and the person becomes active in the desired direction.

Examples of the action of the three forces, and the moments of entry of the third force, may be discovered in all manifestations of our psychic life, in all phenomena of the life of human communities and of humanity as a whole, and in all the phenomena of nature around us. But at the beginning it is enough to understand the general principle: every phenomenon, of whatever magnitude it may be, is inevitably the manifestation of three forces; one or two forces cannot produce a phenomenon, and if we observe a stoppage in anything, or an endless hesitation at the same place, we can say that, at the given place, the third force is lacking.

In trying to understand this it must be remembered at the same time that people cannot observe phenomena as manifestations of three forces because we cannot observe the objective world in our subjective states of consciousness. And in the subjectively observed phenomenal world we see in phenomena only the manifestation of one or two forces. If we could see the manifestation of three forces in every action, we would then see the world as it is (and therefore see things in themselves).

But remember that a phenomenon which appears to be simple may actually be very complicated, that is, it may be a very complex combination of trinities. But we know that we cannot observe the world as it is and this should help us to understand why we cannot see the third force. The third force is a property of the real world. The subjective or phenomenal world of our observation is only relatively real, because it is not complete.”

-Paraphrase from Ch.1 of In Search of the Miraculous

We do not perceive the world as it is, we only receive impressions of it through our 5 senses. If we awaken our Consciousness, then we will be able to experience the world objectively and perceive the action of the 3rd force.

 

The Sacred Triamazikamno

“The Three Primary Forces constitute the SACRED TRIAMAZIKAMNO. This is the HOLY AFFIRMING [1], the HOLY DENYING [2], [and] the HOLY RECONCILING [3]; the HOLY GOD [1], the HOLY FIRM [2], the HOLY IMMORTAL [3]. In electricity, these are the three poles: POSITIVE-NEGATIVE-NEUTRAL.

Without the presence of these three poles, all of creation is impossible. In GNOSTIC ESTOERIC Science, the THREE independent FORCES have the following associations:

SURP-OTHEOS [1];
SURP-SKIROS [2];
SURP-ATHANOTOS [3].

THE IMPULSING, AFFIRMING, POSITIVE FORCE [1].
THE NEGATIVE FORCE, FORCE OF NEGATION, FORCE OF RESISTANCE [2].
THE RECONCILING FORCE, LIBERATING FORCE, NEUTRALIZING FORCE [3].

These three forces are like three willpowers in the RAY OF CREATION, three consciousnesses, three units. Each of these three forces contains IN ITSELF all the possibilities of the three. But, in their point of conjunction, each of them manifest only their principle: the positive [1], negative [2] or neutral [3]. It is very interesting to see the three forces in action: they separate, move away from each other and then COME TOGETHER AGAIN in order to form new trinities which originate new worlds, new creations.

In the ABSOLUTE, the three forces are the SINGLE LOGOS, the ARMY OF THE VOICE within the GREAT UNITY of life free in its movement.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF THE SACRED COMMON COSMIC TRIAMAZIKAMNO was initiated with the sexual marriage of the word because in the beginning was the verb, and the verb was with GOD and the verb was God. Because of it all things were made and without it nothing that is made would have been made.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

 

The Law of Three and Creation

“It is necessary … for us to know the LAW OF THREE in depth. IT IS URGENT to know what position we occupy in this MARVELOUS RAY OF CREATION.

THE SON came into the World to save us and it is necessary to know who the FATHER, who the SON and who the HOLY SPIRIT are. All the sacred TRIMURTIS of all the Religions correspond to the three primary forces of the Universe.

The FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT constitute a trinity within the UNITY OF LIFE. ISIS, OSIRIS, HORUS, BRAHMA, VISHNU and SHIVA, etc., are the SACRED TRIMURTIS which always represent the same three primary forces.

All the cosmic phenomenon, all creation, have their foundation in the three primary forces. Contemporary scientists recognize force & resistance (the positive force & the negative force, the positive & negative cells, that is to say, the masculine & feminine cells, etc.), but are ignorant that without a third neutral force all phenomenon, all creation is impossible.

It is certain that one or two forces can not produce any phenomenon, but the scientists believe that the positive and negative forces on their own can produce all phenomenon.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘The Law of Three’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

 

Only Three Forces Can Produce Phenomenon

“One or two forces can never produce any phenomenon and, thus, whenever we observe a halt in the development of anything, we can state with absolute certainty that there the third force is missing. The three primary forces separate and unite again; they divide themselves and multiply themselves cosmically.

WITHIN THE UNMANIFESTED ABSOLUTE, the THREE PRIMARY FORCES constitute an INDIVISIBLE AND SELF-CONSCIOUS UNITY in an INTEGRAL form.

During COSMIC MANIFESTATION, the three primary forces separate and unite; Phenomena, Worlds, Universes, etc., etc., etc., are created in those points where the three concur or come together.

These three forces seem like three wills, three consciousnesses, three unities in the RAY OF CREATION. Each of these three forces contains in themselves all the possibilities of the three. However, in their point of conjunction, each one of them only manifests one principle: the positive, negative, or neutral.

It is very interesting to see the three forces in action; they separate, they move away, and soon they MEET each other AGAIN in order to form new, different, trinities that originate new worlds, new cosmic creations. Within the ABSOLUTE, the three forces are the SINGLE LOGOS, the VARIETY within the TOTAL UNITY; there, the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT constitute an OMNI-CONSICOUS AND OMNI-MERCIFUL whole.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘The Law of Three’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

 

The Verb, the Rituals of Fire and the Law of Three

“Really, without sound, without the VERB, without the word, the Solar System in which we live, move, and have our being, could not exist. At the dawn of Life, the COSMOCREATORS worked in their temples with the SEXUAL MAGIC OF THE VERB. [As we have explained…] The two fundamental forces cannot create by themselves, a third force is necessary in accordance with the SEXUAL MAGIC of the VERB.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

“In accordance with the SACRED LAW OF THE HEPTAPARAPARSHINOKH (THE LAW OF SEVEN), seven temples were established in the CHAOS for the construction of this solar system.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

“The temples of the COSMOCREATORS and their WORK with the VIBRATIONS appear in the AKASHIC records visible to any ILLUMINATED PERSON. Within each TEMPLE appear a PRIEST and a PRIESTESS seated upon their THRONES in the INTERNAL EAST.

IN EACH TEMPLE there is a ground floor, upon which are all the seats of honor, and the columns of the Temple. The ELOHIM mentioned by the sacred scriptures occupy that ground floor. This is PRIMEVAL MASONRY; these are the WORKSHOPS of the COSMOCREATORS.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

“In accordance with SACRED LAW OF THE TRIAMAZIKAMNO (THE LAW OF THREE), the ELOHIM divided into three groups within every temple to sing in the LITURGY OF FIRE.

The work of making the PRAKRITI (the CHAOS, the COSMIC MOTHER, the GREAT BELLY), bear fruit is always the labor of the very sacred TEOMERSMALOGOS, (the THIRD FORCE).

The three groups organized themselves within each temple in the following manner:

1. First, a PRIEST.
2. Second, a PRIESTESS.
3. Third, a neutral group of ELOHIM.

If we take into consideration that the ELOHIM are androgynous then it is clear that they had to polarize themselves through willpower into a MASCULINE, FEMININE, and NEUTRAL form, in accordance with the SACRED COMMON COSMIC TRIAMAZIKAMNO.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

“The PRIEST and the PRIESTESS sing along with all the ELOHIM of the temple, and their voices resound in the CHAOS.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

“The PRIEST and the PRIESTESS were before the altar and, on the ground floor of the temple, the ANDROGYNOUS choir of the ELOHIM. The RITUALS OF FIRE were SUNG and the sexual marriage of the word fertilized the GREAT WOMB of CHAOS and the UNIVERSE was born.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

“Thus, this is how the RITUALS of FIRE are realized at the dawn of life, and the three forces (called MASCULINE, FEMININE, AND NEUTRAL) vibrate scientifically, producing multiple phenomena within the PRIMORDIAL MATTER.

This is how the GREAT MOTHER, THE MATERIA PRIMA OF THE GREAT WORK, becomes fecundated, and the seeds of all creation sprout forth. This is how the UNIVERSE … is born; and how any solar system is born.

The SEXUAL MAGIC OF THE VERB created this UNIVERSE in which we live, move, and have our being. In the beginning, our SOLAR SYSTEM was subtle; later it became denser and denser until eventually taking its present physical consistency. This Universe is therefore a product of the Vibrations of the Verb, of Music.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov’ of The Science of Music
aka The Spiritual Power of Sound

“The ANGELS create with the power of the word. The Larynx is a uterus where the word is gestated. We must AWAKEN CONSCIOUSNESS in the WORD, in the CREATIVE LARYNX, in order for it to one day also be able to pronounce the LUMINOUS FIAT of the first instant. The CONSCIOUSNESS sleeps in our larynx, we are unconscious with the word; we need to become fully CONSCIOUS of the WORD.

It is said that silence is golden, but there also exist criminal silences. It is as bad to speak when one should remain silent as it is to remain silent when one should speak. There are times when to speak is a transgression, and there are times when to remain silent is a transgression as well.

Words are lovely but sterile from someone who does not act as they say they will, like a beautiful flower, full of color, but lacking in fragrance. But similar to a beautiful flower, full of color and fragrance, are the words that are lovely and fertile from one who acts according to how one speaks.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

 

The Verb and Doing

“Jesus, says the Gospel, was powerful in works and in words; works before words: it is thus that he established himself and proved his right to speak. Jesus began to do and to speak and often, in the primitive language of the holy Scripture, an action is called a verb. In all languages, we call that which expresses both being and action VERB, and there is no verb which could not be replaced with the verb to do…

“Life proves itself through movement. Through willful and effective movement, in a word, through action, life develops and dresses itself in new forms. So, the development of life in itself, and the birth of new forms, we call creation.

The intelligent power that operates in a transcendental and absolute way within the universal movement, we call the VERB. It is the initiative of God, which can never remain without effect, nor can it stop itself without having reached its goal.

For God, speaking is doing; and such should always be the scope of speech, even among men: true speech is the seed of actions.”

-Paraphrase from The Reconciliation of Science and Religion

 

The Logos, the Tetragrammaton and Daath

In the Hebrew tradition, the secret name of God, which must not be spoken is Yod-Heh-Vau-Heh [ יהוה ] and was called the Tetragrammaton (from Greek τετραγράμματον, meaning “four letters” or “four lettered word”).

This special word has been transliterated as Jehovah, but when a Jewish person comes across this word in their holy scriptures they pronounce it Adonai (meaning ‘Lord’ or ‘Master’) in order to not profane the sacred name. The reason it must not be pronounced, according to tradition, is because of the power that it contains within it. This is related to one of the laws given in Leviticus:

“And you shall not swear by my name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God [Elohim אלהים]: I am the LORD [יהוה].” (Lev 19:12)

According to Jewish Tradition, ever since the destruction of Second Temple of Jerusalem (in 70 CE), the Tetragrammaton is no longer pronounced. But there is an exception made in the temple liturgy, where the name of God is only pronounced once a year, by the high priest, on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people).

In Ch. 10 of Tarot & Kabalah, Samael Aun Weor says:

“The Kabalah says that we see things in accordance with the extent to which we begin to obey the “10” [which corresponds to Hebrew letter Yod י , the first letter of the Tetragrammaton]. In this number “10” are the Principles:
    CREATION
    CONSERVATION
    RENOVATION

Here is the Verb in its triple aspect.”

The Yod [ י ] can be used to represent the Logos, Heve [ הוה ] the Divine Mother, and the Tetragrammaton is the unfolding of the Logos into its creative aspect.

“…the Father, Son and the HOLY SPIRIT are an INDIVISIBLE UNITY, UNI-EXISTING for itself…”

“the LOGOIC Triangle consists of three aspects of the hebrew Kabalah:
1. KETHER, who is the Ancient of the Days, the goodness of goodnesses, the mercy of mercies, the occult of the occult. It is the MATHEMATICAL POINT in the immense, infinite, unchangeable space.
2. It is obvious that he unfolds, in his turn, into CHOKMAH, the SON, the COSMIC CHRIST (who is said to be related to the whole Zodiac),
3. the further unfolding of Chokmah results in the HOLY SPIRIT, BINAH.

Some Kabalists emphasize the idea that Binah, “the Holy Spirit, is female”; which is incorrect. It is quite clearly stated (in The Divine Comedy), that “the Holy Spirit is the husband of the Divine Mother”; and it is the Holy Spirit, the Third Logos, Binah, that unfolds himself in his turn into his Wife, into the SHAKTI of the Hindus.

The Holy Spirit is male, but HE unfolds into HER forming the first DIVINE COUPLE, the ineffable:
• The ELOHIM CREATOR,
• the KABIR or THE INCA or High Priest,
• the RUACH-ELOHIM that according to Moses “fashioned the waters at the beginning of the world…”

He and She are united in the CUBIC STONE OF YESOD (that Stone is Sex). DAATH, Perfect Tantric Knowledge, comes about from the union of Him and Her, through which we can integrally SELF-REALIZE OURSELVES in all the Levels of Being.
…the Holy Spirit is masculine; but the unfolding of Binah forms the perfect couple …they join together sexually…”

-Paraphrase from Ch.12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries,
quoting the Lecture ‘The Gnostic Mystery of Lucifer’ [‘El Misterio Gnóstico de Lucifer’]
translated from pages 985-996 of El Quinto Evangelio by Samael Aun Weor

The Key to understanding Gnosis and the Science of transforming oneself is DAATH.

“Science is the first of all the gifts of the Holy-Spirit and it corresponds to faith in the enumeration of the seven christian virtues. You know that science is not a [regular] Sephiroth, but that it is the mirror where the rays of everything concentrate: we call it Daath.

In the catholic dogma, the economy of numbers necessitates the alliance of science and of faith which will constitute the absolute reason for the human verb upon an unshakable foundation, equivalent to the Verb of God.”

-Paraphrase from Letter #116 by Eliphas Levi to his student Baron Spédalieri
available in the Appendix of The Reconciliation of Science and Religion

The Verb of God is the Logos and we need to learn to manifest this Logos in ourselves by working with the 3 Primary Forces. Anytime there is Creation, anytime something is created, these 3 Forces work together (in unison) to do so. Therefore, we have a saying in Gnosis: “the Law of Three Creates”.

This is the Trinity, the Triple-Unity, that is both 3 and 1, because the three aspects always work together. This is the Logos, the Verb or “Word of God” (and God keeps his Word).

If you remember in the Gnostic Psychology series (Class 7), we talked about how Negative Emotions make us into Slanderers and Liars and that “the lie produces a mistaken connection with our own Divinity”. Lets understand this in more detail:

“the energy of the Ancient of Days (the Being of the Being), flows harmoniously through the 10 Sephiroth of the Hebrew Kabbalah, to finally reach the kingdom of Malkuth (the psycho-physical person)’. And when this energy ‘becomes misconnected it produces an intentional dislocation or disconnection of the mind, and as a consequence of it, the lie appears”.

The Lie, which we tell intentionally or unintentionally, creates a disconnection of our Essence or Consciousness with our Divinity. This lie can often be not wanting to face the truth for whatever reason, which is why we recommended in the Gnostic Psychology class to take these things to meditation so that we can discover the Cause of this ‘avoidance of the Truth’.

Remember that Negative Emotions are often the result of our unwillingness to cooperate with the inevitable, and in life, we have to LEARN TO COOPERATE WITH THE INEVITABLE.

So one of the first things we can do to start applying the Gnostic Kabalah within ourselves is to look at our words, our speech, and whether or not it is consistent with the facts. Lets make efforts to stop our misuse of our word so that we can stop disconnecting ourselves from our Inner Divinity.

 

The Necessity of becoming Conscious of our Words

“It is urgent to end the mechanicity of words, it is necessary to speak with precision, in a CONSCIOUS and opportune way. It is necessary for us to be CONSCIOUS of the verb. There is a responsibility in words and to play with the verb is a sacrilege.

Nobody has the right to judge anyone; it is absurd to slander our fellow men; it is stupid to murmur about others’ lives. Criminal words fall back upon us sooner or later, like a ray of vengeance. Slanderous, infamous words always return to the one who pronounced them, converted into stones that hurt.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

 

Summary

“The Gnostic student should never forget what the Three Primary Forces called FATHER-SON-HOLY SPIRIT are.

The Father is Truth: the light and the life; the Son is Love: the water and the blood that flowed from the side of our Lord; and the Holy Spirit is Sexual Fire: the Pentecostal fire named Kundalini by the Hindus (the Igneous Serpent of our magical powers), which is symbolized by gold.

One sins against the Father when one lies. One sins against the Son when one feels hatred for someone. One sins against the Holy Spirit when one fornicates, that is to say, when one misuses or wastes the sexual energy.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 ‘TAURUS’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology

The 3 Primary Forces are always necessary in order to create anything.

These 3 Forces have different names, but always symbolize the same principles:
• Active, Passive, Neutral
• Affirming, Denying, Reconciling
• Formation, Reformation, Transformation

At the Dawn of the Cosmic Day, when the Cosmo-Creators fertilized the Primordial Matter (or Chaos) they did so with their word or Verb.

They Polarized themselves (through their willpower) into the 3 Aspects, corresponding to the 3 Primary Forces:
1. the Priest (Active)
2. the Priestess (Passive)
3. and a Neutral group of Elohim

Then they sang the Rituals, Liturgy or ‘Hymns’ of Fire and the Universe was born!

The Logos, the Sephirothic Crown, the 3 Primary Forces always unite in order to create.

But before creation manifests, “In the ABSOLUTE, the three forces are the SINGLE LOGOS, the ARMY OF THE VOICE within the GREAT UNITY of life free in its movement.”

Now that creation is manifesting, we can understand these 3 Primary Forces as the Priest [1], Priestess [2] and the Congregation or maybe the Choir (the Neutral group of Elohim) [3] of what Samael Aun Weor calls “Primeval Masonry”.

We can also understand these 3 Primary Forces as the Father [1], the Divine Mother [2] and the Cubic Stone of Yesod [3]

The Father is the Active Word or Verb (the Logos). The Divine Mother is the Receptive Matter or Primordial Substance, who’s womb is the unmanifest Cosmos (which is prepared to take the form given by the Verb). The Cubic Stone is their Conjunction, their Union, which occurs through Daath.

Samael Aun Weor describes Daath as “Perfect Trantric Knowledge” and Eliphas Levi describes it as: “Science … the first of the gifts of the Holy Spirit… the mirror where the rays of everything concentrate…”.

What we are describing is the process by which God created the Universe, which we must emulate or replicate within ourselves.

 

 

Next class we are going to talk about:
1) the esoteric ‘atom’ of Gnostic Chemistry, and
2) the Law of 7 or Heptaparaparshinok, which governs how this Creation is Organized.

 

 

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