Lock the Devil inside the Violin (The Gnostic Mystery of Lucifer)

Part 1 – The Reflection of the Logos in Us

“The DEVIL is, certainly, the PHILOSPHER’S STONE of the Medieval Alchemists. Undoubtedly, each person has their own Devil. The Devil, as it has been said, is no more than the REFLECTION OF THE INTERIOR LOGOI within each of us; that is obvious. “He has power over the Heavens, over the Earth, and over the Infernos…”

When it is said: “Lock the Devil in the violin”, this intends to say that “one has to grab, apprehend, capture, that manifested Verb (we could say) of the Christ-Satan of the gnostics”; that Verb which is proficient and is occupied (we could say) with the art of making musical instruments, and in this way give form to that Verb in an instrument, so that it resonates miraculously. Thus, we should make a clear DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN what the DEVIL is and what LUCIFER is.

The Devil, in himself (as a Reflection of the Logos in us and within ourselves) is the BRUTE STONE that must be carved, until it is converted into the PERFECT CUBIC STONE. And we have at the foot of that pair of columns the Brute Stone and the Chiseled Stone; what is there should be understood.

The Brute Stone: when it is not carved, the Devil (or, the Reflection of the Logos in us), is unworked, unpolished, it is BLACK AS COAL, it is SATAN, in his darkest and most tenebrous aspect. But it is not an anthropomorphic Satan, like that which the clergy want us to see; no, it is our very own particular Satan.

But when we have already achieved the dissolution of the Ego, when we have reduced it to ashes, then that Brute Stone has been transformed into the PERFECT CUBIC STONE; then Satan is already LUCIFER, the “MAKER OF LIGHT”

In other times Lucifer, the Maker of Light, was confused with VENUS, the “MORNING STAR”, and even in the “Revelation” of Saint John it is said that “to you who overcome, you will be given the Star of the Morning”…

The Lord QUETZALCOATL, after having burned his inhuman elements in the Infernal Worlds, ascended to Heaven and became the Star of the Morning, in VESPERS, he became the Bright Evening Star .

Thus, the Devil is transformed into Lucifer, who is resplendent like the Sun, “he has the power over the Heavens, over the Earth, and over the Infernos”. Principle of the Light, Lord of Glory, the most grandiose Archangel, the MINISTER OF THE SOLAR LOGOS!

If, in the Suprasensible Worlds, we invoke this Reflection of the Logos of any person who has not dissolved the Ego, then we will see a Satan black as coal; but there in the Suprasensible Worlds, if we invoke, say, the Satan of someone who has dissolved the Ego, we will see with great astonishment that we will be with an Archangel of Light, with a Glorious Lucifer.

Then we will see that such a Satan is the Brute Stone that must be carved.

For the brethren to take a little more Consciousness from what we are saying, let’s have Mr. A. arrange there, between the two columns, the Brute Stone and perfect Cubic Stone. There is a Stone in brute form, and there is the perfect Cubic Stone.

Disciple. In the Brute Stone that is there … [*inaudible*]

Master. Correct! This Satan that each person carries inside, in the individual who has not yet chiseled the Philosopher’s Stone, their Stone in the Brute state, is Satan who is as black as coal, displaying all the aspects of our psychological defects. But when we have carved the Stone, then this Satan becomes the perfect Cubic Stone; that is to say, when we have dissolved the Ego, it transforms itself into the perfect Cubic Stone, and the splendor and glory arise from there as a result.

It is very interesting to observe the Devil outside of the physical body: It is frightening to look at it, black as coal, with that tenebrous fire that tosses & turns in the individual who has not yet eliminated the Ego; but on the other hand it is surprising to see (in someone who has already eliminated the Ego) a Glorious Archangel, full of splendor. But clearly, what is first necessary is to eliminate the inhuman elements that we carry inside.”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 2 – The 3 Triangles of the Self-Realized Human Being

“If we observe every authentic Human Being, then we will discover in them Three Triangles.

The first is the “LOGOIC TRIANGLE”; the second you could call the “ETHICAL TRIANGLE”; and it is good for us to call the third the “MAGIC TRIANGLE”.

As for the first, the LOGOIC, it consists of three aspects of the hebrew Kabbalah: KETHER, who is the Ancient of 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.

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, and it is so), the further unfolding of Chokmah results in the HOLY SPIRIT, BINAH.

Some Kabbalists emphasize the idea that Binah, “the Holy Spirit, is female”; this assertion turns out to be mistaken .

It is quite clearly said (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.

Thus, then, we must know how to understand it.

Many, who have the view that the Third Logos unfolds itself into the DIVINE MOTHER, into the Kundalini-Shakti (who has many names), have believed that the Holy Spirit is feminine and they were mistaken.

Obviously, this Archangel converts itself into the LIBERATOR; this is obvious. Because of the fusion of the Archangel with the Human Soul, with the Spirit, with the Being (in a word), turns out to precisely be the Archangel. This is not written in any book of esotericism. There are many libraries, and nevertheless, this has not been discussed in detail, and everyone confuses the Devil with Lucifer. And it turns out that the Brute Stone is one thing and the Perfect Cubic Stone is another thing.

Continuing, then, in tonight’s discussion, we get a perfect account of that which marvelously exists in the depth of each one of us. HE (the Holy Spirit), I repeat, 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…”

It is necessary that we, all of us, profoundly reflect on this, so that we comprehend all of this in-depth…

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 the Being.

Some of the Kabbalists suppose that the Sephirah Daath (Knowledge or Wisdom) comes from the fusion or union of the masculine Chokmah (the Cosmic Christ) with Binah, supposing that it is exclusively feminine. Such an assertion is absolutely false, because, really (I repeat) the Holy Spirit is masculine; but the unfolding of Binah forms the perfect couple.

When they join together sexually in the Cubic Stone of Yesod, in the Ninth Sphere, they become Tantric Knowledge, TANTRIC INITIATION, the Tantras through which it is possible to develop the SERPENT via the spinal column , the Intimate Self-Realization of the Being.

In our studies of Kabbalah we need to be practical. There are many authors, certainly some are wonderful, but when one reads of them one realizes that they have not lived what they write, they have not experienced anything in themselves, and that is why they are mistaken. I consider that one should write what one has directly experienced for themselves, so I have done this for my part…

Thus, the First Triangle is transcendental; but the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT are an INDIVISIBLE UNITY, UNI-EXISTING for itself; it is very much beyond the body, the affections and the mind. It is the Being, “and the reason for Being to be, is the Being itself…”

The Cubic Stone of Yesod, located in the creative organs, is, indeed, that “METALLIC SOUL” which results from sexual transmutations. We could call it the “MERCURY OF THE SECRET PHILOSOPHY”, or to talk in simpler language: “CREATIVE ENERGY”. It, in itself, is allegorized or symbolized, it is personified (as I have already said), in the Devil.

When we say that “we have to work with the Devil”, we are saying not only to lock him in a musical instrument, but even more: To transform him into a Lucifer, or a ‘Maker of Light’. We are talking, clearly, about how to work in the GREAT WORK.

It is interesting that it is there, precisely in the Cubic Stone of Yesod, where the SHIVA-SHAKTI, OSIRIS and ISIS will join sexually; and this is precisely where the Sephirah Daath, Tantric Knowledge is found, without which it is not possible to reach the Intimate Self-Realization of the Being…”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 3 – The Bhons (or Bons) are Radical

“In Oriental Tibet BHON MONKS are radical; and this is why H.P.B. (Helena Petronila Blavatsky) thought that they were Black Magicians. All of us have repeated that mistake and we feel the need to rectify it. I am not saying that the DUGPAS are some Saints, or some kind of gentle sheep, they are BLACK MAGICIANS they teach Black Tantrism; but the Bhons (although they use a red cap), are not Black, as Blavatsky mistakenly supposed. What they are is Radical.

If someone, for example, among the Bhons, does not want Self-Realization, but does want liberation for a time (to come back, for example, in the future Sixth Root Race), or better, they never want Self-Realization, but EMANCIPATION WITHOUT SELF-REALIZATION, then, they succeed. How?

First of all, they take the neophyte to a remote place; they invoke all those inhuman elements that the neophyte possesses (through procedures of High Magic they will be drawn out of the Astral World into the physical world), and in that remote place in the mountain those inhuman elements become visible, tangible and everything. They try to devour the neophyte, but if the neophyte remains calm, there is no more to do: he has emerged triumphant.

He knows then that he has to eliminate the Ego, reduce it to ashes and also that he has to work. And the ordeal requires the maximum amount of effort in the Physical World. This work consists of pronouncing those MANTRAMS OF DISINCARNATION; which are two words, and one becomes disincarnated instantly.

It is frightful to see the Bhon Priests (dressed with their white apron, full of skulls and dead bones; a red turban on their head, a miter and carrying a dagger in their right hand) at the time that the neophyte then pronounces the two mantrams of fatality. His body instantly falls dead.

But, it is then that the neophyte is subjected to great ordeals in the Internal Worlds; he has to face the TERRORS OF DEATH; he has to withstand the HURRICANE OF KARMA; he has to emerge victorious in the ordeal that the Father-Mother puts you though; you should know how to CLOSE THE WOMB, etc., in the end to be able to enter, or be reborn (we could say) in the super-human form, in any of those KINGDOMS OF THE DEVAS: Already in the Kingdom “of the Great Concentration,” or “of the Long Hair”, or in the Kingdom of “Amitabha-Buddha”, or “of Maitreya”, or in the Kingdom “of Supreme Happiness”, etc., and it is in these regions where he is going to finish in order to prepare for LIBERATION.

The Divine Mother Kundalini assists in eliminating his inhuman elements, and in the end he is finally able to IMMERSE HIMSELF IN THE MIDST OF THE GREAT REALITY, not as a Self-Realized Master, but AS AN ELEMENTAL BUDDHA. There he submerges, in that state, in order to return in the future Sixth Root Race, with the purpose of Self-Realization.

Others simply do not want Mastery, but emancipation and remain forever converted into Elemental Buddhic Ones and nothing more, but they are happy. Whereas those who seek liberation, THOSE WHO really, we can say, NEED SELF-REALIZATION, those who really want to become Mahatmas or Hierophants, are different: THEY WILL HAVE TO UNDERGO TANTRIC INITIATION, and then, they will have to WORK IN THE NINTH SPHERE.

But in general, they will teach you all about Tantrism: How to awaken the Serpent and how to elevate it through the spinal column; how to open those chakras, discs or magical wheels. Thus, what happens is that the Bhons are radical: someone either will Self-Realize, or they will not Self-Realize; either they are going to be released without Self-Realization, or claim they are liberating themselves and that they are Self-Realizing.

Before them is something which defines: a “Yes” or a “No”. In them everything is violent; this is why Helena Petronila Blavatsky judged them, considering them as “Black Magicians”. But when one studies the Tantrism of the Bhons, one realizes that it is White, not Black but White (transmutation of the Seed into Energy in order to achieve in depth Self-Realization)…”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 4 – Yesod and Daath (Tantric Knowledge)

“It is therefore there, in that SEPHIRAH OF YESOD, where Tantric Knowledge is found (the Daath of the hebraic Kabbalah). But, brethren, let’s move from the LOGOIC TRIANGLE to the TRIANGLE OF THE SON.

It is formed by CHESED (that is, the Ineffable Atman, the Intimus), by BUDDHI (the Spiritual Soul, which is feminine, and is the GEBURAH of the hebraic Kabbalah), and finally, by TIPHERETH (the Human Soul, the Son proper).

It is interesting, and I may reveal what happened when I made contact with the work in the Sphere of Tiphereth.

Obviously, I first went (before passing through the exaltation), into the MALKUTH OF VENUS, then into the VENUSIAN Kingdom of KLIPOTH, or better said, into the VENUSIAN Atomic Worlds or VENUSIAN ATOMIC INFERNOS. There, many inhuman elements had to be eliminated.

Upon completion of the work, the one who is perfect (The Cosmic Christ) entered into me, and I was transformed. I then saw the mothers who brought up their children; I blessed them and spoke to them with the gospel parable which says:

“Let the children come to me, because the Kingdom of Heaven is in them…”

That state is a state of static happiness, but in the end, of course, it is a march. I, as Tiphereth, as the Human Soul, I comprehended what had been the objective of their manifestation. Yes, the Cosmic Christ usually manifests himself through the Human Soul, by that Tiphereth of the Hebrew Kabbalah.

This is the Triangle of the Son, a wonderful triangle formed by the Atman-Buddhi-Manas of Oriental Theosophy. But the GRAVITATIONAL CENTER of the Triangle of the Son is, precisely, TIPHERETH, the Human Soul, that Soul that suffers, that cries, that groans, and that shouts for truth… [*inaudible*]

In practice we have seen that the Triangle of the Son, with its Gravitational Center in Tiphereth, is a tremendous reality.


Everything which is Begun must, sooner or later, be anointed by the Father, by that Kether, Chokmah and Binah, by that Immortal Logoic Triad, which is indivisible and exists in itself…

When I had to be anointed, in those moments in which he poured pure oil upon me, he exclaimed:

“This is what I love most in the world, it is my most beloved Son; seek for him”…

And there came to my memory, in those moments, the case of the Great Kabir Jesus, or Jeshua Ben Pandir, as he was known in ancient times. Phillip, the expert Master in the Jinn States, told him: “Show us the Father.” And the Great Kabir responded: “One who has seen the Son, has seen the Father…”

The Triangle of the Son: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth (or the Intimus with his two Souls, Divine and Human, to be more clear), is, let’s say, the unfolding of the Father, the manifestation of the Father.”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 5 – The Magical Triangle

“Continuing, then, on the path of our study of the TREE OF LIFE, we see something below that Triangle of the Son, in the Magic Triangle.

The Triangle of the Son is also called the “ETHICAL TRIANGLE”. Why? Because there we recognize the rigor of the Law; there we come to know that which is good and evil; and to distinguish those things which are good from those which are evil and the evil from the good, etc…

The Third Triangle, the MAGIC TRIANGLE, is very interesting and it is composed of NETZACH, or the Mind; HOD the Astral Body; and YESOD, the Linga Sharira or Etheric Body, or the Basic Sexual Principle of Universal Life.

Why is it called the “Magic Triangle”? Because it is undoubtedly in these Kingdoms of the Mind and of the Astral (and we should also include Klipoth or the Infernal Worlds) where one has to exercise HIGH MAGIC.

Something very important should be precisely illustrated here. We have all heard in Occultism about the “Witches’ Sabbaths”, about the “Worker Bee ” and the “Witches”. Some look at this as something strange while others can smile a little. But the stark reality is certainly that those medieval witches’ sabbaths, with the famous “midnight witches”, have more realism than one may wish to think… [*inaudible*]…

Obviously, these “Hags” (as they say in rigorously academic and hispanic language), belong, let’s say, to the WORLD OF KLIPOTH, that KINGDOM OF MALKUTH or the INFERNAL WORLDS of the Kabbalistic Leviathon. Many quite strange things were seen in those sabbaths, including that of MARY OF ANTINA (so named in the ancient medieval convents), who was specifically their governor.

Obviously, the witches of those ancient witches’ sabbaths named her “SAINT MARY”. And when I investigated in the World of Klipoth about this strange creature, how she shared her life with so many Black Magicians, how she could end up in so many witches’ sabbaths, nonetheless, I never saw what we would call “perversity”.

The Tenebrous Ones of the Left Hand Path, the Sublunar creatures rendered cult to her and considered her a Magess (a type of Hekate or Proserpine) not as something tenebrous, but as a Saint.

I know what there was of truth in that claim of the alleged “Holiness” of a creature that mingled with the Darkness, that took part in so many witches’ sabbaths and Monasteries of the Middle Ages. Because, who, of those who has studied the old chronicles of High and Low Magic from medieval times, has not heard of Mary of Antina? She figured in lots of short chronicles, which are today hidden between the dust of many libraries…

Clearly, the matter was enigmatic and I had to clarify it. And it was clarified when I was, precisely, in the World of Tiphereth, in the Second Triangle (the Triangle of the Son), I therefore invoked that entity; and she came, and I encountered her as a SELF-REALIZED and PERFECT MASTER with amazement. I then comprehended. She had emanated, of herself, from her Bodhisattva; and this Bodhisattva was educated in the exercise of Magic in the Inferior Triangle or Third Triangle, passing through rigorous training and living within Klipoth, but without doing evil to anyone.

Later, I got in direct contact with her Bodhisattva, with Mary of Antina; and when I invited the Bodhisattva to visit the World of Nirvana, that Bodhisattva pleasantly accepted my invitation; and when I fused with her Real Being, with the Secret Master, then I saw that it was the Bodhisattva of a Great Adept, of a creature that had achieved perfection in High Magic and that while she lived in the world of Klipoth, she was completing her education or psychological training, exercising tremendous Powers and without doing harm to anyone.

She was educated in High Magic.

When one observes that creature integrated with her Real Being, one realizes that she is an extraordinary WHITE MAGICIAN, who knows both the KINGDOMS OF THE LIGHT, as well as the WORLD OF MALKUTH, that is to say, the WORLD OF KLIPOTH.

So that Third Triangle is that of Practical Magic. It takes a bit of work, but whosoever is on the Path can understand how it works in the Third Triangle, because you have to stop all kinds of prejudices in order to work in that World of the Klipoth…

Netzach is the Mind, Hod is the Astral Body and Yesod, undoubtedly, is the Ninth Sphere.

Then comes the Kingdom of Malkuth, which is the Physical World; and that which is within the Physical World, that is to say, that which is within the bowels of the Earth; properly speaking in Malkuth, are the adverse Sephiroth, the Klipoth, the “Demons” (as they say), the Souls in sorrow , those who suffer, the lost, those who have already exhausted their cycle of existences and who are involuting in time, or the fallen Angels, the Genii of Evil, etc…

In those regions that exist within the Kingdom of Klipoth, I saw, undoubtedly, those who develop themselves in High Magic, and who assist anyone to repent for their mistakes and who yearn for the Light. Thus, when we study the Tree of Life, it is quite interesting to see, first, the Wisdom of the Eternal.”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 6 – The Sephiroth and the Work with the Creative Energy

“The Kabbalists adjust the distinct Sephiroth of the hebraic Kabbalah to the different Worlds. They say, for example, that the ANCIENT OF DAYS is a POINT in the infinite space (let’s accept this as a symbol); that CHOKMAH is governed by the RESPLENDANT ZODIAC, and it is true that BINAH is governed (they say) by SATURN. But there comes a point at which we have to dissent.

Not to say that the Holy Spirit is not ruled by Saturn, and that there is no relation of the Holy Spirit with Saturn; yes there is, but that is not all. Because there is no doubt that he is related to the world of JUPITER, in certain ways, because he has the power, the throne. And also with NEPTUNE, as he is the “edifier of the Waters of Life”.

There are those who say that NETZACH, or the Mind, is governed by VENUS; and that is all. The Mind Is Governed by MERCURY… But well, we are going through each sephiroth in order to understand these things.

Let’s study the Second Triangle, because we have seen the first…

CHESED, they say is governed directly by JUPITER and nothing more; and that is false. The INTIMUS is MARTIAN, a warrior, a fighter; he has to fight for his own Intimate Self-Realization. Does it have any Jupiterian influence? That is also certain, because it can wield the Scepter of the Kings, but to say that it is uniquely and exclusively Jupiterian, that is false.

That GEBURAH (the Rigor, the Law) is exclusively MARTIAN is also a mistake! Because Geburah is a Buddhic or Intuitional World, the World of the Spiritual Soul, which is female. Here is the LION OF THE LAW, we do not deny it. It is SOLAR; that is certain. But you know that the Lion also has nobility; here, in Geburah, we find the rigor of the Law and we find the nobility of the Lion.

The World of the Spiritual Soul, the Buddhic or Intuitional World, is completely Solar. The World of TIPHERETH, the World of the Human Soul (or the Son, properly speaking), undoubtedly, is really governed not by the SUN, as the Kabbalists claim, but by VENUS. That is why the Christ was crucified on Good Friday, and this is something that we should meditation upon …

With regard to the MIND, to say that it is governed by VENUS, is false. We know well that the Mind is MERCURIAN, that Mercury gives Wisdom, and that Mercury gives the word, etc. The Mind is, then, Mercurian. And if we descend a little more into the World of the Sephiroth, then we come to the ASTRAL, this is LUNAR.

Some tribes, for example, in the very deep jungles in the Amazon, give their people or themselves use some special potions; such potions are administered by the Shaman. This, for example, is managed by what is called the “yague”, and combined with the guarumo. The Shaman cooks the yague and the guarumo in a saucepan, and the neophyte drinks it when the Moon is waxing. Then the ASTAL UNFOLDING is produced.

Because they know very well, the Piaches or Priests-Witches of these tribes, that the Astral, is governed by the Moon; that is obvious. But many Kabbalists suppose that it is governed by Mercury and are mistaken. And with regard to the VITAL PRINCIPLE or Seat of Organic Life, with regard to the Sephirah YESOD (which is closely connected with the creative organs), it is obviously LUNAR; and we cannot deny it.

In Esoteric Gnosticism there appears the Moon and a woman, an ineffable and divine Virgin, dressed in a blue tunic that symbolizes the night, standing on the Moon; you need to know how to understand this: The Moon represents the Sephirah Yesod, that is to say, the Sexual Force. And in terms of the color of the robe, it represents the night in which the Great Mysteries of Life and Death develop.

This signifies that ONE MUST WORK WITH THE CREATIVE ENERGY of the Third Logos ONLY AT NIGHT; NEVER IN THE DAY, i.e. the work of the Laboratorium-Oratorium of the Holy Spirit should only be in the nighttime hours. The Sahaja Maithuna (speaking in other terms), should only be practiced during the darkness of night, because the day, the Sun, is the opposite of generation; that is clear.

I have already explained this to you the other day, that if a hen with eggs is missing from her brood, for example, and the light of the Sun shines on those eggs, then those eggs will be unable to hatch, and if she leaves some chick, it will die; because the Sun is the enemy of generation. Whosoever wants to search for the Light should ask the Logos, which is behind the Sun that illuminates us; in the profound night; that is obvious…”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 7 – Malkuth or “The Kingdom” and the Fertilization of the Creative Waters

“As for the Sephirah MALKUTH (which is the Physical World). It is said to be a “fallen Sephirah”, but the INFERNAL WORLDS also belong to Malkuth; that is clear. In these Infernal Worlds we have to work for the emergence of life, separating the SUPERIOR WATERS from the INFERIOR WATERS (or the Infernos of Leviathan).

In “Genesis,” it said: “You have to separate the Superiors Waters from the Inferior”… [see Gen 1:6-7] What are those “Superior Waters”?

The Superior Waters are the “METALLIC SOUL” of the Sacred Seed, that is to say, the MERCURY OF THE SECRET PHILOSOPHY, which must be separated from the Inferior Waters, but how? Through the transmutation of the Sexual Energy.

This is like separating the Superior Waters (or the Soul of the Seed) from the Inferior Waters, of the same Seed, and what for? For the emergence of life. Because of these Superior Waters, which are the Mercury of the Secret Philosophy, …[*inaudible*]… leaves everything.

With them one can create the Superior Existential Bodies of the Being, with them one can develop the CHILD OF GOLD, with them one can radically transform the human being. The Superior Waters, the Mercury, is also allegorized with the figure of the Devil, but we must transform the Devil into Lucifer.

This is the end of the talk for this evening, my dear brethren. If anyone has something to ask, you can do so with complete liberty.

Disciple. Why do the Gnostic Teachings indicate that only in the “darkness” can a new creature be engendered? Why do they indicate that only at night is it possible to create the Superior Existential Bodies of the Being?

Master. The crude reality is that, due to the disposition of the creative organs, such procreation is verified in darkness, because when the zoosperm goes out of the sexual glands, it is not illuminated by the light of the Sun, but flows in darkness.

In darkness it passes through the Fallopian Tubes, in order to encounter the ovum which descends from the Graafian Follicle, and is gestated within the darkness of the womb.

What would happen if that zoosperm, instead of exiting from the sexual glands protected by the darkness, could run under the light of the Sun, if it could leave uncovered, so that the Sun could shower it with its light?

What would happen if the fetus was not in the darkness, but it was uncovered in the belly of the mother, directly exposed to the light of the Sun?


Likewise, THE SAGE SHOULD ALSO WORK IN THE DARKNESS AND THE AUGUST SILENCE OF THOUGHT, in order to one day reach the Intimate Self-Realization of the Being.

The work in the night is indicated to us by that Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, standing still upon the Moon and dressed in a Blue tunic.

…[*inaudible*]… ”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 8 – Understanding Lucifer

D. [*inaudible*] Dear Master, being that Satan is the Reflection of God, and therefore, being that Satan is Love, would it not be inconsistent to say that “the Ego is satanic”?

M. Remember that there exist two Types of Darkness. The first is called the DARKNESS OF SILENCE AND THE DARKNESS OF THE AUGUST SECRET OF THE SAGES; the second we call the DARKNESS OF IGNORANCE AND OF ERROR.

Obviously the first is the SUPER DARKNESS; indubitably, the second is the INFRA-DARKENSS. This means that the Shadows bipolarize themselves and that the Negative is only the unfolding of the Positive.

By simple logical deduction, I invite you to comprehend that PROMETHEUS-LUCIFER, chained to the hard rock, sacrifices himself for us, and is subjected to all the torture, EVEN THE ONE WHO IS FAITHFUL TO THE SCALE, THE GIVER OF THE LIGHT, THE GUARDIAN OF THE SEVEN MANSIONS, which does not pass but those who have been anointed by Wisdom, who carry the Lamp of Hermes in their right hand, inevitably UNFOLD THEMSELVES into a fatal aspect of egoic multiplicity, INTO THOSE sinister PSYCHIC AGGREGATES which compose our “I”, and which have been duly studied by Esoteric Tantric Buddhism.

With this explanation, gentlemen, I believe that you have understood my words… [*inaudible*]

D. …[*inaudible*]… Can we use the Clavicle of Solomon, exclusively to evoke dangerous entities, or can it also be used to invoke the divine entities?

M. One CAN INVOKE THE ANGELS AND THE HOLY GODS WITH THE CLAVICLE OF SOLOMON. In the middle ages the Clavicles were used, then, in order to invoke Lucifer. Of course, you need to have a lot of valor to make a type of invocation of this class. It is very dangerous, because the individual still does not have the structure of an Adept, of a Magician, and before a question of this kind, what happened to this good friend may also happen to you: She died three days afterwards…

And it is not out of scope, in these moments, if I go back to what I remember happened in Costa Rica: the case of the woman “whore” who lived in a state of inebriation, going from bar to bar. And although it is a little grotesque to repeat her words, for the sake of the Great Cause I will comply in repeating them.

She said: “I, daily (forgive my expression), I sleep with so many men, fourteen, fifteen, sometimes even twenty…”

And she said: “And if the Devil appeared to me in person”, (I am refining her words, I am not totally quoting her words, so as to avoid being too vulgar), “then I would also sleep with him…”

Well (recounting, similar to how the locals know everyone in the world in a village of Costa Rica), certainly, one day of those many days, an apparent sailor came to visit, with this women; which, of course, required affection and he also slept with her. After a while that woman, then, having realized the sexual act with the sailor in question, sat down at the threshold of the door of her horrible apartment.

Sitting there watching the landscape, the panorama, and the people who came and went, etc., etc. Suddenly she felt someone was calling; it was the sailor. He said to her: “You do not know me; You think you know me because you slept with me, but you’re wrong, you do not know me. You should look inward to know me.”

Then she turned to look, and what did she see? LUCIFER was converted into a true Devil, terrible, as he is depicted in mythology out there, with all his cavernous horrors.

The woman fell down instantly “fainting”.

And three days later she died in the hospital. Those who witnessed that apartment said that a smell of sulfur was coming out of it. For a time, people did not want to pass by that street.

Of course, before she died, she told her story, it was enough to tell someone, but she could not resist, she died…

What happened? Well her very Lucifer, who was so horrible, clearly intervened for her own good. Possibly (I am not saying “possibly”, but rather that it is obvious) HE WAS SENT BY THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, by her own Father , who is in secret, and he actualized, or materialized himself physically.

Clearly, the lesson for the woman was terrible: she disincarnated.

We can be sure that when that woman retakes a body, when she returns, she will never again fall into prostitution. Now it is possible for her to follow the Path of Chastity, because the lesson that she received was very bitter, that is, her Father who is in secret, solved this problem by carrying out a “surgical operation”.

Yes, the Elegance of the situation is worthy of that part of the Being called Lucifer, and as a result much later on this woman can even walk the Path.”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 9 – “Whitening the Brass”, Creation, the Error of Sakaky, and the Aelohim

D. Venerable Master, and then in order to “whiten” our Lucifer, what do we do?

M. DESTROY THE EGO, reduce it to cosmic dust. It is necessary to be dressed in White.

Furthermore: It is necessary to dress with the Purple of the Kings. We must feel pity for our own Lucifer.

D. And if he sometimes… [*inaudible*] ?

M. HE GIVES THE SEXUAL IMPULSE to the whole world. What is critical to know is how to make use of this impulse, but how?

Thrusting the Lance into his side.

You remember that “Lucifer is the staircase to descend and remember that Lucifer is the staircase to ascend”. Read the “Divine Comedy”, and in it you will find ample illustration of Lucifer, in the Ninth Sphere.

D. Master, how is it that you say that Krishnamurti has absolutely no Ego, when in reality, after the Second Mountain, the Master still has to continue executing the work in order to achieve Perfection, and is this because before achieving Resurrection one has to work in the Infernos of different planets, disintegrating, let’s say, the germs of the Ego?

M. Yes, KRISHNAMURTI, the lord Krishnamurti, is a very ancient Soul; but really, despite the fact that he does not have (we could say) what is called “Ego”, therefore, he has not achieved the Resurrection, because he lacks something.

Obviously, one must descend to the Ninth Sphere to work. Clearly, SOMETHING MUST BE ELIMINATED which he is unacquainted with. But if we say that he has no Ego, that he is clean of Egos, that is, in what is only humanly understandable.

Because beyond, there are still certain “elements” that escape, we can say, the comprehension of everyone and we have to disintegrate those as well.

D. Venerable Master, returning to Genesis, regarding a question that was previously asked, which is to say that after the separation of the sexes, not all fell and that those great Masters who have not fallen since their exaltation continue on their Path.

But has every Master in a past Maha-Manvantara necessarily descended, or have they necessarily always been produced from the Paradisiacal Fall?

M. Well, there is a fall in “Genesis”, and there is one in the “Revolt of the Angels”; nonetheless we must DISTINGUISH THAT WHICH IS A FALL FROM THAT WHICH IS A DESCENT.

Many confuse a “fall” with a “descent”; and in both cases the Initiate goes down to the Infernal Worlds, to the Ninth Dantesque Circle, to work with the Fire and the Water, origin of worlds, beasts, Men and Gods, then this lends itself (we could say) to many interpretations.

But we must never confuse a “fall” with a “descent”. They are different, and “falls” and “descents” always appear in every Genesis.

D. I mean, the error, shall we say, of Sakaky, which is always processing itself?

M. Well, the error of Sakaky is not processed in all the cases; THE ARCHANGEL SAKAKY WAS MISTAKEN HERE, in this Solar System, or on this planet Earth; but that is a case for a new paragraph …

D. Yes Master. I mean that, referring to Sakaky, not referring myself to that same drama, maybe it was not Sakaky, it was another one, who perpetually produced the Fall?


The Elohim must go down, but some times they fall; but in any case they need to descend, to amplify themselves, to descend in order to later be able to ascend, and to arise victoriously.

That is to say, all ascent is preceded by a descent; “all exaltation is preceded by a frightful and terrible humiliation”.

If not, then where would the merit be?

D. Master, when a Master submerges themselves into the Absolute Sun do they convert themselves into an Aelohim?

M. Well, I do not think that it is possible to be turned into an Elohim in the Absolute…

D. An Aelohim…

M. An Elohim, in order to be able to submerge itself into the Absolute, first has to convert itself into an Elohim and afterwards it has to submerge itself

D. First one is converted into an Aelohim…

M. What did you say?

D. No, this is the question I am asking: What is it that converts itself into an Aelohim…

M. Aelohim is Aelohim, and Elohim is Elohim.

AELOHIM is the Eternal Common Cosmic Father, the Infinitude that sustains everything, the Omni-merciful, the Ineffable Absolute, and ELOHIM is the Second Unity, the manifested Unity, the Host of the Elohim Creators, the Host of the Androgynous ones who created the Universe, etc., etc., that is to say, the Army of the Word, the Army of the Voice, the Verb.

Indubitably, the Elohim that submerge themselves into the bosom of the Eternal Cosmic Father, into the Absolute, receive their true name, which is that of PARAMARTHA-SATYA.

A Paramartha-satya is something ineffable, something impossible to comprehend at a simple glance. The Paramartha-satya is beyond good and evil, it is far beyond the Personality, and far beyond Individuality and the “I”. The Paramartha-satya is transparent like a crystal, it is terribly divine. Very few are those who manage to become Paramartha-satyas.

D. Master, returning to Lucifer. Since one has to whiten Lucifer, right?, I mean one has turn him brilliant white, right?, into Brass, then, he himself can collaborate with us so that we convert him into that exalted Lucifer?

M. He COLLABORATES WITH THE TEMPTATION, because if not, in what other way could he collaborate?

“Temptation is fire, but triumph over temptation is Light”.

If one overcomes the temptation, then one overcomes Lucifer. When overcoming him, upon the same body of Lucifer, on his back, one triumphs, and then one is raised up…

You remember that in the “Divine Comedy” of Dante Alighieri, Virgil goes down on the ribs of the Lord Lucifer and also goes up on the ribs of the Lord Lucifer.

“Lucifer is the stairs to descend, Lucifer is the stairs to ascend”.

If we overcome temptation, we ascend on the very same back of Lucifer… [*inaudible*] … he puts the temptation in front of us so that we can ascend.

Now you can see Christ disguised as Lucifer: How grandiose is CHRISTUS-LUCIFER! How grandiose, putting the “stairs” for us so that we can rise up!”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 10 – Comments on Krishnamurti, Lucifer (the Divine Daimon), the Error of Sakaky, and the “Guide Dog”

D. Venerable Master, you said that Krishnamurti has aged, but when the Phoenix Bird rose from the ashes, Krishnamurti mounted him and elevated himself…

M. I did not say anything like that; I said that Krishnamurti is lacking something and that is all.

What is he lacking? Only he knows what he lacks. I said that he lacks the descent into the Infernal Worlds; well, that is my concept of his situation, others can think differently.

D. Master, in reading the book of Krishnamurti, the Bhagavad Gita, one can see… that it is very deep, but does not descent into the Infernos; and speaking with some of his Adepts, one sees that they do not work with the Third Logos. Because they are simply “abstinent” and they say that they use sex solely to procreate. That is to say, that if they have his Teaching then this means that he does not work in that aspect…

M. The work of the BHAGAVAD GITA is a very wise work, IT HAS TWO SIDES: the PUBLIC and the SECRET. Because in the secret side, we can see perfectly that ALL OF THE ESOTERIC WORK is defined. Because we encounter ARJUNA under the direction of one’s Internal God, KRISHNA, fighting terribly on the battlefield against their relatives with the lance in hand; this is nothing other than THE FIGHT AGAINST THE inhuman PSYCHIC AGGREGATES, which we all carry in our interior.

So when the lance and everything is spoken of, one must know how to understand it. Krishna indubitably, was a Great Avatar… What did you say?

D. Venerable Master, we should establish a differentiation between Krishna and Krishnamurti, that they are two different things, right?

M. Yes, because we are speaking…, she has asked for Krishna and the Bhagavad Gita, right?

D. [*inaudible*]

M. Krishnamurti is another thing, right? We know well that Mr. Krishnamurti lives at the moment in Ohio, the United States, right? So then, to whom are you referring?

D. Well, Master, sincerely, I was referring to to that which the Master was mentioning… The one that wrote the Bhagavad Gita…

M. The one who wrote the Bhagavad Gita is one thing, that is Krishna, and Krishnamurti is another thing, which is for a new paragraph…

D. Ah, good!…

D. Master, why is it a crime to throw away the Philosopher’s Stone more than seven times?

M. Well, because THE CHRISTUS IS ALREADY EXPOSED TO SO MUCH SUFFERING; in such a way that it is possible to fall under a curse.

Let’s see, brother….

D. Venerable Master, when I have worked with Lucifer, with the Divine Daimon, to leave in the Astral Body, or in Jinn, and especially to know my bestial entities in the different Levels of the Subconscious mind I have been with the Terrible Brother, but must I overcome him or be friends with the Terrible Brother?…

M. Well, you must overcome him, if you want to overcome. But remember that everything is symbolic. Remember that what interests us is, practically speaking, the death of the myself, of the oneself.

While a man does not pass through the death of the Ego, while he is not beheaded, then, obviously, he marches on the path of error.

This is why the Lord Lucifer interests us, because he serves as stairs for us to ascend; and that is all. And it is from this most interesting, and important point of view that we must see him; and that is what is in this cathedra, which especially interests us. I am referring to this cathedra specifically.

The death of the animal Ego is fundamental… Let’s see, brother….

D. Venerable Master, returning to Genesis and the Archangel Sakaky, okay? And as the Bible says, that man was only… [*inaudible*] …producing a drama…, this…, the question would be the following: If there exists the Luciferic Power, then what reason was there then to give to humanity the Kundartiguador Organ…?


Obviously each organic machine captures certain types and subtypes of Cosmic Energy, which it soon transforms and retransmits to the following layers of the planetary organism in which we live.

Since you asked about what happened in those Lemurian times, then we will explain; the Earth did not have stability, the geological crust shook, there were incessant earthquakes, so the Kundartiguator Organ was considered necessary, then, what happened was that this machine (mistakenly called “Man”) which served to transform Energies, then, should readapt, and he was given the abominable KUNDARTIGUADOR ORGAN.

The result of this was magnificent: The stabilization of the geological crust was established; but there was a MISCALCULATION by the Great ANGEL SAKAKY, because he failed IN TRANSFINITE NUMBERS.

That miscalculation, caused humanity to have the Kundartiguador Organ much longer than a certain normal time, that is to say, “it was the hand” of the Archangel Sakaky which specifically caused this; and the result was that, when the abominable Kundartiguador Organ disappeared (due to the intervention of the COMMON ARCHI-PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL SERAFIM ANGEL LOISOS), the evil consequences of the abominable Kundartiguador Organ were already in the human organism.

Those evil consequences are the cruel psychic aggregates that we all carry in our interior; I am referring, in an emphatic form, to the “I’s”, that personify our defects…

What did you say, brother?

D. Can we establish that Lucifer is the docile sexual impulse, the Guide Dog?

M. YES, SEE IT FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW. In the end, Lucifer is the REFLECTION OF THE LOGOS in us, who gives that impulse.

If we managed to thrust the lance into Lucifer, dominating the sexual impulse, then, we rise degree by degree, with the same body of the Lord Lucifer as did Virgil and Dante.

For that reason it is said to you, in humorous form, that if we truly want to arrive at the Intimate Self-realization of the Being, we needed to have the Devil as a godparent …

D. Venerable Master, I mean that, to really polish the Mandate of Rome, is “to whiten the Brass”?

M. Well, the Brass does not whiten if the Sacrament of the Church of Rome is not refined.

IF THE SACRAMENT of the Church of Rome IS REFINED IT WHITENS THE BRASS; on condition that one work on the psychic aggregates which we carry in our interior, in order to destroy them with Lance of Longinus.

D. Master, we know what a Master is, we can declare him then, the King of Nature, and that the Elements, for example like the Gnomes and Pigmies of the Earth obey the Master, they also do so in trying to fix those problems that exist in the layers of the Earth, and so was it not possible for that to be done by means of orders from the Ineffable Masters (we could say) by ordering the Gnomes and Pigmies to execute that work?

M. Well, the Masters are not empirical, they work with the very same Laws of Nature; “they imitate Nature and with Nature they transform Nature”, this is stipulated by Sendivogius, the Great Medieval Alchemist.

So it is indubitable that LAWS CANNOT BE BROKEN; it is necessary to use the same Laws so as to be able to organize Nature…

D. I mean, that would have been almost like a leap, thus, what would have been given to Nature…


“Nature transforms into Nature and obeys the very same Nature”.

The Alchemist must know how to imitate Nature if they want to triumph.

For example: If somebody wants to create the Superior Existential Bodies of the Being, if they want, they will have to work at night in the Ninth Sphere, not in the day; why? Because in the day the solar rays are active, and they are detrimental for all generation.

Put down a chicken egg, for example, in the light of the sun, to see if the hen hatches, to see if they leave, if the chick leaves its shell. But the nest of the hen is placed in darkness, and she will leave the chicks there.

It is always necessary to work with the very same Rules of the very same Nature. Not in an empirical way; everything has its science, and the Masters must act in accordance with the Rules of the Science according to the art…

D. Master, it is true that Lucifer can be used to make pacts to secure money? My father (when I was small) told me that one day he had gone to a mount. He had taken a cat, and that he threw it, alive, in order to boil it, in a copper container; and that soon he had to leave and with that water… Then he had to go upon a path… [*inaudible*] …and hand it over (with a feather in his mouth); and there Lucifer appeared to him. He was supposed to release the feather to Lucifer; and then Lucifer said to him that he could ask him for what he wanted; and my father, then, wanted to request wealth from him.

So, Lucifer can be used for those things?

Clearly, my father did not reach completion, because he was scared.

M. Well, the reality is that with those operations of Black Magic, what the people do is to invoke Demons.

HE IS NOT FOR THOSE THINGS, he is the Reflection of the Logos, the same Christ within us, Christus-Lucifer is sacred.

When he provides us with a lot of temptation, it is for our own good…

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work


Part 11 – Lucifer and the Luciferian Impulse

D. Excuse me…

M. Yes, brother…”

D. How can we differentiate the Sensual “I” from the Luciferian Impulse?

M. From what?…

D. From the Luciferian Impulse, from Lucifer?

M. Well, BY AWAKENING THE CONSCIOUSNESS. The sleeping ones do not know of these things. The sleeping one sleeps with this and “they get the wrong end of the stick”, one and a million times; that is clear… Let’s see, brother…

…We return again to the question of “Consciousness”: This small group … still is not wide-awake, and then, THE MASTER MUST BE SUFFICIENTLY COMPREHENSIVE, so as to empower the class.

Because if one converts oneself into a character (we could say) into a reactionary character, into a hard character, first of all, naturally one would not be capable of giving the class.

It is necessary to have (we could say) comprehension with the students; since, all do not comprehend the totality and it is necessary to try to descend to their level so that they can understand.

D. Understood, Master…

M. Let’s see…

D. Master, it is said that Lucifer is the stairs to go up and to go down; then, what would become of us if he did not exist?

M. Then, our existence itself would be inconceivable, as well as the existence of that person.

IF LUCIFER DID NOT EXIST, YOU WOULD NOT EXIST: Since you exist you need a sexual impulse; surging, which caused the father and the mother who brought you into the world to create your physical body that you actually have now. In this way, if Lucifer did not exist you would not exist, nor would anything exist which is present here; that is the crude reality of facts.

But Lucifer is not a separate individual, like that devil who puts those remedies there, with an enormous trident and who governs the Universe, no. Lucifer is the Reflection of the Logos within ourselves. Everyone has their own Lucifer.

I believe that the cathedra, then, has already concluded. We are going to give some treatments, but do not leave me with a heap of treatments, because we can not catch up with the time… A baby that was going to be brought to me…, a sister that…, it is good I have spoken of a psychic subject; it is good that this is like an exception because in Third Chamber one does not make those. The baby, bring it!…”

-Paraphrase from ‘THE GNOSTIC MYSTERY OF LUCIFER’ Lecture #96 by Samael Aun Weor, available in
Ch. 12 of The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work



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