Gnostic Supplement

Part 1 – The “Gebo” Rune or the symbolism of the ‘X’ according to Samael Aun Weor

The Gibor or Gebo Rune, as an X, can also be understood as two    Kaun/Kaum Runes placed on top of each other, one flipped 180 degrees. Remember that the K-Rune symbolizes Sex…

The Kaun/Kaum Rune reminds us of the “sword” and the “woman” or spouse, that is: Sexual Magic, White Tantra. This is because it is only through Transmutation that we acquire the flaming sword (the awakening of the Kundalini).

The Kaun/Kaum Rune is said to also be related with the “eagle with a woman’s head” and the “feminine solar forces”:

What is important is to learn how to control the feminine principle of the solar forces. The feminine solar forces are symbolized by an eagle with a woman’s head. Sexual magic is the path…

We must self-realize the CHRIST within ourselves in order to speak the creative verb; however, this is possible only by learning how to control the feminine principle of the sun…

-Paraphrase from Ch. 31 of Igneous Rose [Rosa Ignea] (1954)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Gibor or Gebo Rune, as an X, can be similarly understood as two    Ar Runes placed on top of each other, one rotated 180 degrees. Remember that the A-Rune is the “ARA”, the Altar Stone or Sacred Stone, as well as the Fire.

The Nordic Swastika contains within itself the secret clue of the Sexual Transmutation. This is why this Rune is the Electric Windmill of Physics.

The Swastika is an Alchemical, Cosmogonical and Anthropological sign, under seven different interpretative clues. The Swastika is the symbol of Transcendental Electricity, the Alpha and the Omega of the Universal Sexual Force from Spirit down to Matter. Therefore, whosoever achieves the comprehension of its mystic significance is free from the Great Maya or Illusion.

The three letters A. Z. F. are the three initials of the Great Arcanum; whosoever knows the Great Arcanum can transmute the Black Waters of Mercury of the Secret Philosophy in order to liberate energy within the Lunar Human Quaternary. Only with Violence and Rebelliousness can the kingdom of Heaven be conquered.

In the Esoteric sense, ‘Violence’ refers to very strong actions against the Ego (our Psychological Defects). This reminds us of Matthew 11:12, which says “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” And ‘Rebelliousness’ refers to the Great Rebellion (to fight against everything that is hindering us from connecting with the Divinity)…

In ancient times there existed five most celebrated Temples of Mysteries which remind us of the Temple of Hercules in Atlantis.

The first of these temples was indeed named after Hercules; the second was the Temple of the Gallic Mars; the third was the Temple of Minerva Meliense; the fourth was the Temple of Diana of Ephesus and the fifth was the Temple of Isis of the Nile.

Every Temple of Mysteries has Three Successive Altars.
[1] The first is the Altar of poverty, of the Beginner.
[2] The second is the Altar of the Supreme Art of Alchemy, of the Companion.
[3] The third is the Altar of Death upon which any Resurrected Master has triumphed.

The Sahaja Maithuna (Sexual Magic) is the science of Peter; this Holy Apostle from the Mysteries of Jesus has the Keys of the Kingdom. The original name of Peter is PATAR and the three consonants P, T, R, are carved with a chisel and hammer upon the Living Stone that serves as a door to the Kingdom.

The letter P reminds us of the Pitris or Parents of Humanity. The letter T reminds us of the man and the woman sexually united. The mystic letter R reminds us of the Egyptian RA, the Sacred Fire.

The Sexual Stone, the Philosophical Stone of Medieval Alchemists is the Magical Betilo of all countries, the Sculapian Ostrite; it is the stone with which Machaon healed Philoctetes. Let us remember the howling, oscillating, runic and speaking stones of the Teraphims, as well as the stones of Lightning, and of the Orphic Galactite, etc.

Only the Mercury of the Secret Philosophy, the Messenger of the Gods, can by means of the Sahaja Maithuna (Sexual Magic) summon the innocent souls out from Limbo.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 19 of The Solar Bodies [Los Cuerpos Solares]
or Gnostic Wisdom [Sabiduría Gnóstica] (1967)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Gebo Rune, the X, or the Cross of St. Andrew, is specifically mentioned as follows:

…the cross in X form, the cross of Saint Andrew. We know very well what this cross means: it indicates the complete work in the Great Work and is related not only to the creation of the superior existential bodies of the Being [the Solar Bodies], but also to the elimination of the ego and the sacrifice for suffering humanity.

The Mayan Mysteries [Los Misterios Mayas] (1977)
by Samael Aun Weor

We see the X cross or Cross of Saint Andrew … as if it is saying: “Cross the mercury and the sulfur so that the solar human can be born within you.”

…The problems of thesis and antithesis are resolved with the synthesis, which is the wise management of the positive and negative forces.

The Cross of Saint Andrew explains the work to be performed in the ninth sphere with the sulfur and the mercury.

The hard struggle in order to attain the elimination of all the psychological aggregates based on conscious works and voluntary sufferings…

The extraordinary torture of Andrew, filled with enigmas and portents, made the X cross (upon which his separated limbs were tightened in a pitilessly way) very famous.

The deep significance of the tortures of Andrew on the terrible X is “the annihilation of the beloved ego in the laboratorium-oratorium of the Third Logos”.

…the shape of an X … is profoundly significant in Alchemy. The crossing of the mercury with the sulfur in order to perform the Great Work was known in the ancient Aztec as well as Mayan mysteries.

What is the Mercury of the Wise? Well, this is the metallic soul of the sacred seed, the Exiohehari .

The mercury is prepared by means of transmutation (in other words, by means of the transmutatory science of Yesod) so that it will be ready to receive the sulfur.

The sulfur is the fire. Therefore, when the sulfur and the mercury are fused, totally integrated, then they ascend throughout the medullar canal of the adept.

As a consequence, the sulfur and the mercury (in their ascension throughout the medullar canal), go up opening the distinct centers or powers that divinize the human being.

…through the dominion of the sulfur and the mercury we can attain the possession of the philosophical stone… This explains the alchemist’s work.

The Mayan Mysteries [Los Misterios Mayas] (1977)
by Samael Aun Weor


Gnosis and the “X” Cross of Saint Andrew

In the Preface to The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac, there is a section that gives some information about Ch.9 (which is about the X or Cross of St. Andrew):

CHAPTER IX: Contains comprehensive information on the CROSS OF SAINT ANDREW, Andrew the Hermit, who served John as fisherman.

We rebelled against the mystery of the letter X as one of the signs of the cross in the form of the sublime X.

As a Monogram of Christ Our Lord, it is perfectly understandable why this miraculous cross of Andrew and St. Peter are both wonderful replicas of great Alchemical and Kabbalistic value. Since this mark is capable of ensuring victory for the workers in the Great Order.

The cross symbolizes sexual union, rite of Yoni-Lingam (Phallus-uterus); the X is processed in the spine with the ascent of Kundalini (let us imagine the X sign with a perpendicular line that runs through the central point) which represents for us the rise of the Creative Energy in each vertebra of the spine, climbing canyon by canyon.

This symbol was used by the Christians and still used in the tablecloths of the Catholic Church, on the vestments of the Officiant at the chasuble (a garment worn by a catholic priest) and maniple (another garment worn on the arm of a catholic priest).

Among the multiple symbols of the Church, let us observe that the Spanish word HOSTIA [meaning the HOST] encloses four powerful mantras of Sexual Magic, which are are: I A O; and the consonant H which represents the Holy Spirit, the S sound of fire and the T is Tao, sexual Alchemy.

Also the three consonants united together as a monogram give the following figure: H – S – T, sign of Christianism.

The Spanish word SIGNOS (meaning SIGNS) is an anagram for GNOSIS.

In Medicine, the Caduceus of Mercury is reminiscent of the healing power of the Sacred Serpent.

The word DIAGNOSIS corresponds to DIA-GNOSTIC, that is to say: when the priests cured in the temples, hence why the priest was called a “curate”, because he had the power to cure and heal the sick in the temples.

The VM Samael is decisive when he tells us that the death of EGO is INDISPENSIBLE in order to gain the power, the sexual Spear wielded by the Samson of the Kabbalah, the Sacred Al-Kimista gives us the power to destroy our undesirables (those “I’s”) that bind us to matter.

The original sin is the root of EGO.

…The authentic Gnostic wants a PERMANENT CHANGE because they feel those secret impulses of the Being intensely.

Whoseover does not seek CHANGES can not be Gnostic.

Gnosis is a very material functioning of the consciousness, a perennial and Universal philosophy, it is the enlightened knowledge of the Divine Mysteries reserved for an elite.

The word Gnosis contains within its structure the SIGNS of Wisdom, symbols and signs that are taught through the GNOSTIC knowledge.

Gnosticism is a very intimate, natural and deep religious knowledge.

-Paraphrase from the PREFACE (by Gargha Kuichines)
to The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Gnostic Mysteries of Saint Andrew’s “X” Cross

Andrew, the hermit and humble fisherman, served the Christus John, then became a disciple of the great KABIR, Jesus.

The Christic Gospel of the Solar Humanity tells us indeed that when the Great Being initiated his esoteric mission, he went to CAPERNAUM. About this city near the sea in Galilee, Isaiah, the Prophet, had said:

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light;
and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death,
light is sprung up” (Matthew 4: 16).

The Solar Logos, walking by the shores of the sea, took as his first disciples, two fishermen, Peter and Andrew, and told them that he would make them “fishers of men” (Matthew 4: 13).

Andrew assisted Jesus (the great Gnostic Priest) in the miraculous fishing of Lake GENNESARET or Jainesareth — the symbolic Jinn lake — where the sacred fire performed so many prodigies.

It is written in letters of gold in the Book of Life, about the various resurrections and miracles performed by Andrew after the death of the Great Kabir.

The centuries old Legend tells us that in Nicea, seven sinister, vicious, and tenebrous demons wandered about and murdered travelers.

Andrew, before the verdict of the public opinion, transformed them into dogs and drove them out of the region.

Andrew’s extraordinary torment, full of enigmas and prodigies, made the “X” Cross famous (upon which his dismembered limbs were cruelly attached).

Indubitably and without exaggeration, we can and we must affirm that this symbolic “X” (which is indeed a Greek “K”) was, is and will always be one of the most valuable symbols of Christic Esotericism.

Many mystical Fraternities adopted Andrew’s magical sign, the “X”, Khrestos , or the Fish, etc.

Ostensibly, Andrew was fully accepted by the esoteric Fraternities of Scotland.

It goes without saying that such Institutions have the “thistle” as their symbolic plant, and this is demonstrable.

Unquestionably, for many centuries, there existed various occult Fraternities of Saint Andrew of the Thistle in Scotland.

It has been said again and again that extraordinary men like Thomas a Kempis, Geber, Raymond Lullius, Nicolas Flamel, Sendivogius, Albert the Great, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Wigelius, Roger Bacon, Mathia Kornax, Paracelsus, Arnold of Villanova, and many others, were active members of similar Fraternities.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Sign of the Cross

If the immaculate Lamb of God that forgives the sins of the world, carries the symbolic Cross on the ORIFLAMME —just as the hierophant Jesus does on his bleeding shoulders — if he courageously holds it with his hoof, such as some religious images show him, then it is because he has the sacred symbol securely nailed into his hoof.

Whosoever receives the ineffable Spirit of the sacred Fohat, has it within, and is properly identified by its glorious sign, has certainly — in the name of truth — nothing to fear from the fire of the elements.

These are the authentic Sons of the Sun, the true disciples of Elias who have as a guide the Star of their ancestors.

The sign of the Cross, the sublime monogram of our Lord the Christ (from which the Cross of Saint Andrew and the miraculous Key of Saint Peter are marvelous replicas of equal alchemical and kabbalistic value) is, therefore, the sign, which provides the Victory to the Workers of the Great Work.

The Tree of Life of the Hebrew Kabbalah is placed in the central Crossing of the Palenque Cross (Temples at the Maya site of Palenque in the Mexican state of Chiapas); this is a true wonder of ancient Mexico.

Undoubtedly, the Tree of the Science of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life share their roots.

Let us never forget those prophetic words which appeared around the shiny cross seen, in the astral world, by Constantine who joyfully painted on his labarum: “In hoc signo vinces” (“With this sign you will conquer”).

The sexual Cross, the living symbol of the crossing of the Lingam-Yoni, has the unmistakable and marvelous essence of the three nails used to immolate the Matter-Christ. These also symbolize the three purifications by iron and fire without which Lord Quetzalcoatl in Mexico could not have achieved resurrection.

The Cross is the ancient alchemical hieroglyphic of the crucible (creuset ), formerly called in French, cruzol, crucible, croiset .

In Latin the word crucibulum (meaning ‘crucible’) has as its root crux, crucis, cross.

It is evident that all this invites us to reflection.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Crucible of Alchemy

It is in the crucible where the materia prima of the Great Work suffers the Passion of the Lord with infinite patience.

In the erotic crucible of Sexual Alchemy, the Ego dies and the Phoenix Bird is reborn from among its own ashes.


In death, reborn pure and intact.

“Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?” – 1st Corinthians 15: 54-55

Roger Bacon, in his monumental Work entitled Azoth (a book very similar to Azug from the powerful Oriental wisdom) shows, in a transcendental engraving, the first stage of the alchemist process, by means of a decomposed corpse lying down in the wonderful retort of Alchemy.

The shining Sun, the pale Moon and the various planets of our Ors  Solar System, with all the corresponding alchemical signs which correspond to nature, totally dominate the scene.

It is rather strange to see that corpse lifting his head as if willing to resurrect from among the dead.

The black crow of SEXUAL ALCHEMY removes the flesh from the bones while the psychic Essence abandons the body.

This image of the profane dead one, who later resurrects in Initiation is truly an extraordinary Osirian symbol.

“The flesh comes away the bones” is a liturgical phrase of the Fraternities of Saint Andrew of the Thistle and other similar Brotherhoods.

The annihilation of the beloved Ego in the laboratorium oratorium of the Third Logos is the deep significance of Andrew’s torments on the terrible “X” cross.

This is a terrifying and yet indispensable death that could never be accomplished with a vulgar fire.

Customarily, the extra help of an occult agent, a secret fire of a sexual type is required for this kind of work, and to give an idea of its shape we can say that it appears more like water than a flame.

This fire, or burning water, is the vital spark that the Logos imparts to inert matter. It is the divine Fohat contained in all of creation. It is the igneous Ray, Kundalini, Anahuac’s sacred Serpent of Wisdom, which ascends through the spinal column of the Adept.

The connection of the Lingam-Yoni without the ejaculation of the ENS SEMINIS is certainly the specific key by means of which ADAM and EVE can awaken Saturn’s Serpent in their occult anatomy.

The careful reading of Artephius, Pontanus and the work entitled Epistola de Igne Philosophorum would benefit the reader, because in those immortal pages we can find valuable guidelines on the nature and overall features of this “Watery fire” or “Igneous water.”

In the paved stone patios of the majestic and sacred Temples of Anahuac, men and women — all candidates to the human and solar Initiation — in a mutual exchange of caresses, realized the connection of the Lingam-Yoni; they then withdrew from the chemical coitus without the ejaculation of the Ens Seminis (the seminal entity).

This is how they achieved the awakening of the Saturnian Serpent.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Alchemy and the Ancient Mysteries

The sexual transmutation of the Ens Seminis into creative energy is certainly the fundamental axiom of Hermetic Science.

The bi-polarization of this extraordinary type of energy within the human organism has been, since ancient times, carefully studied in all Initiatic Colleges of Mexico, Peru, Egypt, Yucatan, Greece, India, Tibet, Phoenicia, Persia, Chaldea, Troy, Carthage, etc., etc., etc.

The miraculous ascent of the seminal energy to the brain is made possible thanks to a certain pair of nerve cords which, in the form of an eight, intertwine to the left and the right of the dorsal spine.

This pair of cords takes the classical names of Yin and Yang in Chinese Philosophy; the Tao path is the path of the middle, the spinal canal, the secret way through which the snake ascends.

Evidently, the first of these two vessels is of a lunar nature; and the second one is of a solar type.

When the solar and lunar atoms make contact in the Triveni, near the coccyx, the Igneous Serpent of our magical powers awakens.

The Hebrew Kabbalists speak to us about the mysterious Daath , which appears in the Tree of Life. No divine name nor angelic hosts of any kind are assigned to it, and neither does it have a planet or element, or any mundane sign.

Daath , the secret Sephiroth of the hebrew mystery, is produced from the esoteric conjunction of ABBA, the Father who is in secret, and AMA, the supreme Mother.

The Father and the Mother (Osiris and Isis) are perpetually united in Yesod, the foundation, the ninth Sephiroth (sex); but this is hidden by the mystery of Daath , or Tantric knowledge, and it processes itself with the Sahaja Maithuna (sexual magic).

Between these two bi-polar aspects of Creation (our Father who is in Secret and our Divine Mother Kundalini), the Loom of Life weaves and unweaves.

Centuries old legend tells us that when Semele (the mother of Dyonisius) saw Zeus (her divine lover), she was destroyed by his divine lightning and she gave birth to her son prematurely.

Certainly, nobody can see God face to face without dying.

The death of the myself, of oneself, is essential before being able to contemplate the resplendent face of the Ancient of Days.

In the same way as life represents a gradual and always more complete process of exteriorization and extraversion, similarly, the death of the Ego is a process of gradual interiorization during which the pure Essence slowly divests itself of its useless clothing until it is completely naked and it awakens to the Great Reality of Life (free in its movement) in itself.

Undoubtedly, in order for the Light (which constitutes the psychic Essence, now bottled up within the animal Ego) to begin to shine, sparkle and radiate, it must free itself.

Truly, I tell you that this is only possible by passing through the terrible Buddhist annihilation: dissolving the “I”, dying in ourselves.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


The Weapon of Eros and the Temple of Wisdom

Sexual energy is certainly a tremendous, highly explosive, and marvelous power.

Whosoever learns to use the erotic weapon (the Spear or Lance of all magical pacts) will be able to reduce the Psychological “I” to cosmic dust.

It goes without saying, that the lance (as an occultist emblem of sexual, virile power) plays a great role in numerous oriental legends; being the instrument of salvation or liberation. When wisely handled by the gnostic ascetic, it enables us to reduce the multitude of undesirable elements to ashes which make up the Ego, the myself, the oneself.

In the passion of our Lord the Christ, Longinus plays the same role as Saint Michael and Saint George. Among the pagans, Cadmus, Perseus and Jason have similar duties.

Piercing the Dragon or impaling Christ’s side with the spear is a meaningful act, just like the ones that the legendary knights or the Greek heroes performed.

Saint Andrew’s Cross and the Holy Spear, fully allegorize the work of Buddhist annihilation.

When, with profound veneration we cite Saint Andrew’s Cross and the Holy Pike, we must never forget the Holy Grail.

The sacred vessels of all religions represent the feminine sexual organs of generation and also regeneration; and they correspond to Plato’s cosmogonic Vase, Hermes’ and Solomon’s Cup, and the blessed Urn of the ancient mysteries.

The mother of our own flesh (or the woman serpent) is celebrated in the Mexican traditions, which represent her fallen from her primeval state of joy and innocence.

According to Zoroastrian books, the first man and the first woman were created pure and obedient by Ormuzd, their Maker. Ahriman saw them and felt jealous of their happiness. Disguised as a snake, he offered them some fruit, and convinced them that he was the creator of the universe. They believed him and, since then, their nature was totally corrupt.

Hindu traditions and monuments confirm the story of Adam and Eve, and their fall. This tradition also exists among the Tibetan Buddhists, and was taught by the Chinese and the ancient Persians.

Thus, the original sin is the root of the Ego, the causa causorum of the myself, of the oneself.

The atonements performed in different cultures in order to purify the baby at its entrance into this life, are all, indeed, symbolic of a pact of sexual magic.

In Yucatan, Mexico, the newborn child was taken to the temple where the Priest sprinkled baptismal water upon their head and gave them a name.

In the Canary Islands, women performed this function instead of the priests.

Adam and Eve always appear separated by the trunk of the tree of paradise.

In many cases, the serpent coiled around it is represented with a human head.

Only by fulfilling the pact of sexual-magic of the Sacrament of Baptism, can the original sin be annihilated so that we may return to Paradise.

JAKIN AND BOAZ, URIM AND THUMMIM, APOLLO AND DIANA, are certainly the two main columns of the Temple of Wisdom.

In the middle of the two columns of the Temple, the Arcanum A.Z.F. is found, the key of the Great Work.

Goethe, adoring his Divine Mother Kundalini, the sacred Serpent that ascends along the Tao path (the spinal cord), exclaimed in total ecstasy:

“Virgin pure in the most noble sense
Mother worthy of all veneration
Queen by us chosen
In equal condition to the Gods…”

Longing to die in himself, here and now, that great Initiate, after having totally understood a psychological error, and during the metaphysical copulation, cried with all the forces of his soul:

“Arrows, pierce me;
Spears, submit me;
Maces, wound me.

May everything disappear,
May everything vanish.

Shine, perennial star
Seedbed of eternal love.”

Comprehending and eliminating, here is the key to the Cross of Saint Andrew.

This is how we go about dying from instant to instant.

It is not possible to radically eliminate a psychological defect without having fully comprehended it in all levels of the mind.

During chemical coitus, Devi Kundalini (our particular and individual Cosmic Mother), can and must wield the Holy Pike (Minerva’s Spear, Achilles’ Lance, Longinus’ Weapon) in order to destroy the psychological defect that we have totally comprehended.

“Ask and it shall be given, knock and it shall be opened.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Part 2 – The Legend of the Lord Quetzalcoatl with Gnostic Explanation

First Section: Alchemy and Our Hidden Inheritance

The centuries old legend says that Lord Quetzalcoatl, on the eve of his fall, said:

“They say I will have to leave my rich feathered houses and my houses decorated with snails.”

“Full of joy, he then ordered the queen to come to the beautiful mat.

“Go and bring with you, queen Quetzalpetatl (the Eve of Hebrew Mythology), she who is the delight of my life, so that together we drink, and drink until intoxication.”

The valets went to Tlamachuayan’s palace and from there, they brought the queen.

“Our queen, our child, king Quetzalcoatl ordered us to take you to him. He wants to share joy with you.”

She answered them: “I will go.”

When Quetzalpetatl arrived, she sat beside the king; they filled her cup with liquor four times, and the fifth was in honor of her greatness.

And when she was intoxicated, the magicians began singing. The king Quetzalcoatl got up, and, staggering, said to the princess in the middle of the songs, “My wife, let us enjoy and drink this liquor.” (He was referring to the liquor of lust).

Since they were intoxicated, they spoke without reason (The lustful do not understand reasoning).

The king did no more penance, nor went he to the ritual bath, neither did he pray in the temple.

Finally, they fell asleep.

And the next day, upon awakening, both were sad, and their hearts were broken.

(In Hebrew mythology, it is said that Adam and Eve were also sad after eating the forbidden fruit. “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.”)

Quetzalcoatl then said: “I got drunk, I have transgressed. Nothing will remove the stain I have put on myself.”

Then, with his guards, he started singing a song.

The crowd waiting outside was made to wait longer.

Mortified, tearful, full of sorrow and grieving, seeing that everyone knew of his evil deeds, and having no one to console him, he started crying before his God.

(This is textual from the Nahuatl epic and invites us to meditate.)

The following verses of the Hebrew Bible can be easily compared to the citation above:

“Therefore the Lord God [Jehovah Elohim] sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” (Genesis 3, 23-24)

Quetzalcoatl’s flight and his mysterious departure from paradisiac Tula are certainly extraordinary and unusual.

It is said that he then buried all his houses of gold, silver, and red shells, and all the lovely things which belonged to the Toltecs arts.

“Marvelous works of art, precious and beautiful works of art, were all buried. He hid everything in secret places, in the mountains and in the ravines.

Very rich inexhaustible treasure that later had to sought and found. Esoteric wealth that had been previously hidden in the bowels of the earth.”

When translated into Gnostic or Alchemical terms, these mystical paragraphs of Anahuac are superb.

The metallic decrease of the spiritual Gold is the inevitable consequence or result of any sexual fall.

When alluding to marvelous Works of Art and precious and beautiful works of art, we can study (between the lines) the great Universal Epistle of James, the blessed Patron of the Great Work (see the Bible).

Enoch found the hidden and imperishable Treasure in the living bowels of the mountains of mount Moriah.

We all have to look for our hidden Inheritance. The Treasure is never found on the surface of Earth; it is necessary to descend to the Avernus in order to find it.

(Visit the interior of the earth and by rectifying it you will find the occult stone.)

Undoubtedly, the Philosophical Stone and all the precious Gems of the Celestial Jerusalem (which symbolize cosmic and transcendental virtues and powers) are Quetzalcoatl’s Treasure, our particular intimate wealth, and we hid it when we left Eden; and we must seek for it within our very selves, here and now.

Before the Tree of Old Age, the Lord Quetzalcoatl saw his face and, in infinite pain, he said: “I am Old.”

He arrived at another place and he rested. He sat on a stone and there he placed his hands.

He then looked at Tula and began to cry.

He cried in great sobs. Drops of water ran from his eyes, forming a double stream of tears.

His falling teardrops pierced the rock.

As he leaned on his hands against the rock, the tears were imprinted on it, as if the rock were made of mud.

His hands as well as his buttocks were thus engraved on the rock.

A clear imprint remained in the place where he sat.

The imprint of his hands can still be seen in the place called Temacpalco .

In reality, STRICTO SENSU, sexual electricity lies buried in the Rock, in the Stone, in Sex; It can either liberate or enslave man.

These paragraphs invite us to reflection…

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Second Section: The Waters of Alchemy

Quetzalcoatl’s phenomenon is always wondrous to ponder, and has tremendous validity.

Certainly, these are not mere semantic clarifications. We only want to comment on the Quetzalcoatlian Message by means of phenomenology.

It is said that the Blessed One, after having suffered so much, arrived at a place called “The Stone Bridge.”

“In this place there is water (the Ens Seminis ), water that springs and rises, water that expands and diffuses.”

Modern anthropologists have mistakenly interpreted this in a totally different and odd way; they know nothing about the esotericism of Anahuac.

They do not know the religious meaning of these songs.

Although this seems very far from Gnosticism, deep down, it is not and we must emphasize the following: “The Blessed One returned to the path he had abandoned.”

It is said that he broke off a rock, made a bridge and crossed over to the other side.

In this way, the great Avatar of the Aztecs returned to his path and reached a place called “Serpents’ Water.”

Arab authors call this source “Holmat”, and also teach us that its waters gave immortality to the prophet Elijah.

They place the famous source in the Modhallan, a term whose root means “obscure and dark sea” indicating with this the “metallic chaos”, the sacred sperm or materia prima of the Great Work.

This knowledge escapes the rationalists’ normal analysis.

It is a matter of Supra-rational type of teachings that can only be apprehended or grasped with the help of a Guru.

The “SERVUS FUGITIVUS [Latin meaning ‘Fleeing Slave’ or ‘Fugitive Slave’]”, that we are lacking is a “mineral and metallic water”, which is solid and cutting , and which appears with the aspect of a stone and can be easily liquefied.

This coagulated water, in the form of a stone mass, is the Alkaest or universal Solvent, the Serpents’ Water, the metallic Soul of the sacred sperm, the Mercury of the secret Philosophy; it is the marvelous result of sexual transmutation.

The sages were always very reserved with regards to the philosophical Mercury, whose successive stages can be directed at will by the intelligent operator.

Although the technique demands some time and effort, it is also extremely simple.

No professional duties or skill is required; only the knowledge of a curious technique, the “secret secretorum” is enough. We, the Gnostics, have disclosed it publicly: Connection of the Lingam-Yoni (Phallus-Uterus) without ever spilling the Cup of Hermes.

Karl Meagh says: “At the moment of muscular tension, before the currents are inverted and when the sensation of imminent ejaculation appears, the seminal fluid can be stopped by pushing the tongue as far backwards as possible, and by stopping the breath.

The contraction of the muscles of the anus, as if practicing the exercise of concentration in the Muladhara chakra, is recommended.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Third Section: Alchemy and the Mysteries of Saint Andrew

The “metallic soul” of the sperm is Hermes, the tinctured Mercury that is raised into “mystical gold”, in the same way as Saint Christopher carries Jesus and the Lamb carries its own fleece.

This was how, by means of the Mercury of secret Philosophy, the Blessed Lord Quetzalcoatl regenerated the Gold in his soul, in his spirit, and in the superior existential bodies of his Being.

Without success, the tenebrous ones try to make the Blessed One return to the sinful path.

“In no way can I now return,” the Lord answers, “I must go.”

“Where will you go, Quetzalcoatl?”

“I will go,” he said to them, “to the red-colored Land, I am going to obtain knowledge.”

They asked him: “And what will you do there?”

“I am called; the Sun calls me.”

“Very well. Then leave the Toltec culture.”

And the Blessed One threw his gem necklaces into the water and they sank right there (his material goods, illusory and worldly possessions).

Since then, that place is called “Water of Rich Jewels.”

He travels on, and reaches another site called “Place Where One Sleeps” (The Orcus of the classics; the Christian Limbo or the sleep/dream of the Consciousness in this Valley of tears.)

He then meets an adept of the left path who asks him: “Where are you going?”

And the Blessed One answered him: “I am going to the red-colored Land. I am going to get wisdom.”

“Very well, drink this wine to forget. I came to bring it to you.”

“No, I cannot. I cannot taste, even a bit.”

“I will force you to drink.

If you do not drink, I cannot let you pass, nor can I let you go on your path.

I must make you drink and even get you drunk.

Drink, then!”

Then, Quetzalcoatl drank wine with a straw (for he was a fallen boddhitsattva).

Once he had drunk, he tired of the path and fell asleep, snoring (for many reincarnations he passed through unspeakable bitterness), and his snores were heard from afar. Finally, he (awakened consciousness again) looked from side to side, looked at himself, and brushed his hair up.

For this reason, that area is called: “Place Where One Sleeps.”

He then started on his journey once again, and reached the top of the path, which is between the Smoking Mountain (it symbolizes the lingam) and the White Woman (it symbolizes the yoni). There, snow fell upon him and his companions — his fools and simpletons (his psychic aggregates or inhuman elements), and all of them froze to death.

“May the flesh come away from the bones,” says the old medieval Alchemists during chemical coitus.

The Fraternities of Saint Andrew of the Thistle had their esoteric penance.

Undoubtedly, the X Cross is the wonderful symbol of the death of all those inhuman elements that, in their entirety compose the ego or “I”.

Saint Andrew’s torment allegorizes frightful tortures in the Ninth Sphere (the sphere of sex), remorse, and Buddhist annihilation.

It is possible to create the Gold of the Spirit or to regenerate it only by annihilating those fools, simpletons or psychological aggregates that personify our defects.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Fourth Section: Colors of Alchemical Symbolism

The Blessed One (the Lord Quetzalcoatl) at times cried or sang and worked with infinite patience in the Forge of the Cyclops (sex).

He cried for a long time, and profound sighs came from his chest.

He stared at the “Shaded Mountain” (the mountain of resurrection) and there he went.

He performed prodigies everywhere he went, and left amazing signs on his path (As the great Kabir Jesus once did in the Holy Land.)

When he reached the shore, he made an assemblage of serpents (he had achieved the complete development of the seven degrees of the fire’s power), and, once he finished, he sat on it and used it as a boat.

This reminds us of Gautama Buddha, who sat upon a serpent near the Boddhi Tree, the extraordinary Fig Tree, which is the magnificent symbol of sexual potency.

It rained, and the water formed puddles that threatened to drown him, but Gautama, sitting on a serpent, steered the snake as if it were a boat.

The similarities that we can pick out in various texts talk to us about the Igneous Serpent of our magical powers, the feminine aspect of the Hebraic Binah, the Wife of Shiva, the Third Logos, the Holy Spirit.

Our particular cosmic Mother, through the elimination of the inhuman elements that we carry within, saves us from the tormenting waters of life.

The blessed Lord QUETZALCOATL went further and worked in the waters (the spermatic waters of the first instant) and no one knows how he reached the Red Colored Land.

Unquestionably, the great Kabir Jesus also reached the Red Colored Land when he was dressed in purple and a crown of thorns was put on his head.

Then they saluted him ironically, saying: “Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him and bowing their knees worshipped him” (St. Mark 15: 18, 19).

Effectively, it is in the sexual or erotic crucible where the materia prima of the Great Work suffers its own passion, like Christ.

It is in crucible of the Ninth Sphere where it dies in order to resurrect, to be purified, spiritualized and afterwards transformed.

In Chaldea, the Ziggurats or three-storey towers — the famous Tower of Babel belongs in this category — were painted in three colors: white, black and purple-red.

In order to convey an idea of the far reaching symbolism of the colors of the Great Work in Hermetic philosophy, let us note that the Virgin is always depicted dressed in blue (corresponding to black), God in white, and Christ in red.

In the sacred Temples of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, when the neophyte was at the point of undergoing the ordeals of Initiation, a Master would approach him and murmur into his ear a mysterious phrase: “Remember that Osiris is a black God!”

Clearly, this is the specific color of darkness and of the cumerian shadows, of the Devil (to whom black roses were offered), and also of the primitive Chaos where all the elements and principles of life are mixed and totally confused.

This is the symbol of the earth element, of the night, and of the radical death of the psychological aggregates which compose the myself.

Undoubtedly, just as in the Hebrew Genesis, where day follows night, light also succeeds darkness.

Blessed are those who have been regenerated and washed by the Blood of the Lamb (the sexual Fire). They will always wear white clothing….

In the sacred Land of the pharaohs, Ptah (the Regenerator), always wore a white linen tunic, thus pointing out the rebirth of the pure ones, those who have died in themselves.

In order to apply our viewpoint about the colors of the materia prima of the Great Work, in a systematical way, we must remind our gnostic students that, before he reached the Red Colored Land, Quetzalcoatl (the Mexican Christ) rightfully wore the yellow tunic.

White follows black, yellow follows white, and the purple of sacred Kings of the Solar Dynasties always follows the yellow color…

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor


Fifth Section: Alchemy and the Symbolism of the Devil

When the Blessed One arrived at the Red Colored Land, he put on his shoulders the purple of divine Kings and resurrected from among the dead.

It is said that he then looked at himself in the waters as if into a mirror (the mirror of Alchemy).

His face was beautiful again (he returned to the Lost Paradise).

He then put on the most beautiful clothes, and, having lit a fire, he threw himself into it (the sexual fire completely annihilated his psychological “I”; not even the ashes remained).

Precious feathered birds (the Birds of the Spirit) came to see him burning: the redpoll, the turquoise colored bird, the sunflower bird, the blue-red bird, the golden-yellow bird, and one thousand other precious birds.

When the fire stopped burning (he completed the Great Work), his heart rose and reached heaven.

There, he became a star and that star is the star of dawn and of dusk.

He had previously descended to the kingdom of the dead and, having been there for seven days, he became a star.

The initiator always hands us the mirror of alchemy with one hand, while he holds Amalthea’s horn with the other.

To his side, we see the Tree of Life, which the Hebrew Kabbalists study.

The mirror always symbolizes the beginning of the Great Work — the Tree of Life points out its end, and the horn of abundance symbolizes the result.

Quetzalcoatl transformed the Devil (the brute, material and crude stone) into Lucifer, the Cornerstone of the Great Work, the Archangel of Light or the Morning Star.

The Devil (the reflection of our inner Logos) was the most sublime creature before we fell down into animal generation.

“Burn your books and whiten your brass,” the Masters of the Hermetic Arts repeatedly remind us.

The Blessed One (when passing through the torments of the Brothers of the Fraternity of the Thistle) whitened the Devil and he turned it into its primal shining state.

Whosoever dies in themselves, here and now, frees the enchained Prometheus and the latter pays him in excess, because he is a Colossus who has power over heaven, earth and the infernos.

Lucifer-Prometheus, when totally integrated with all the parts of our Being, converts us into something different: an exotic being, an archangel, or a mighty and divine Power…

When the holy women went into the sepulcher of the Saviour of the World, they saw – instead of the man they knew – an angel dressed in a long, white robe, and they were frightened…

It is written:

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations;

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to slivers; even as I received of my Father.

And I will give him the Morning Star (Venus-Lucifer). [Revelations 2: 26 – 28]

Heinrich Khunrath writes in his “Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae “:

“Finally, when the work has passed from an ashy to a white color, and then to yellow, you will see the Philosophical Stone (the cited Archangel), our King (the Third Logos), who rises above his dominators, and leaves the glass sepulcher. He gets up from his rest and attends to our mundane scenery with his glorious body, that is to say, he is regenerated, and more than perfect.”

In order to clarify let us say that the term “Philosophical Stone” means, in the sacred language, the “Stone that bears the sign of the Sun.”

Now, this solar sign has the characteristics of the red color, whose hues can vary in intensity.

An old alchemist said:

“What we, the philosophers, pursue is not the union of a body and a metallic spirit, but rather the condensation, the conglomeration of this spirit into a coherent, hard and refractory covering, which is able to cover it, impregnate all its parts, and provide it with efficient protection.”

This soul, spirit or blended fire (properly mixed with Venus-Lucifer) concentrated and coagulated, in the most pure, resistant and perfect of all terrestrial matter is what we call our stone.

We can certify that any enterprise that is neither guided by this spirit nor founded in this matter, will never lead to the proposed goal.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 9 in The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac [Doctrina Secreta de Anáhuac] (1974)
by Samael Aun Weor



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