Creation in the Gnostic Paradigm
As we studied in the Hermetic Masonry series, according to Gnosis, the Universe that we now live in was created in an Alchemical way during the Dawning of the Cosmic Day. Seven Spirits called “Cosmo-creators” worked by performing special Rituals in order to “fertilize the Chaos” and for existence to surge forth.
Seven Temples were established in the Chaos for the construction of this solar system. The Cosmocreators divided themselves into 3 groups (in accordance with the sacred Law of Three): a Priest, a Priestess and neutral group (which we could consider something like a Choir, Chorus or Congregation).
Then, they all sang the Rituals of Fire within their Temples and thereby fecundated the Womb of Chaos. Thus, the Universe was born.
Samael Aun Weor tells us that these Rituals of Fire were Masonic Rituals…
Every planet develops seven Root Races and seven Subraces. Our planet Earth has already developed five Root Races; it needs to develop two more. After the seven Root Races, the planet Earth will become a new moon.
-Paraphrase from Ch. 24 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah
and Ch. 2 of Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
The Culture of the Polar Race
The first Root Race on our planet Earth was the so-called “Polar” Race and was Protoplasmatic. During that time, the Earth was submerged within the 4th dimension. This was a very civilized, semi-physical, semi-ethereal Root Race. The first Root Race lived on the Sacred Island situated in the north polar cap. That island still exists, yet it is in a Jinn state within the 4th dimension.
The Aztecs state that the human beings of the first Root Race were extraordinary, dark-colored giants and they had a gigantic civilization. The rituals and the wisdom of their culture were prodigious.
The language of the Protoplasmic Race was the Verb of Gold, a universal and cosmic language whose combinations of sound produce cosmic phenomena of all kinds. Singing in this language, the parents of the Gods taught the Gods the Cosmic Laws of Nature. They spoke the Language of Gold and they wrote with Runic letters. Their civilization was not degenerated, nor was their manner of perception subjective (as ours is today).
In that epoch, the rituals of the Polar Temples were all Runic. The movements of the officials were Runic. The Runes are the Divine Script. Let us remember that the Swastika is a Rune.
The Runic Rituals of the First Root Race
The cosmic rituals of that Polar Epoch are very interesting. In the temples the trained clairvoyant can discover pure Occult Masonry. Nevertheless, those rituals differed so greatly from those that currently exist in the world, that it would be impossible for the modern Mason to admit that these rituals were Masonic.
The lights of the Temple were not fixed. No sooner had the Venerable Master occupied a throne than he would abandon it. Sometimes the First Vigilant occupied a throne, to later change it for that of the Second Vigilant. The high dignitaries levitated in order to exchange among themselves their ceremonial positions.
On their vestments the colors black and white were combined in order to represent the struggle between spirit and matter. The construction of the Temple was perfect. The symbols and the tools of work were used inverted, to represent the drama that is projected into the centuries: the descent of Spirit toward matter.
Thus we may contemplate with surprise the inverted scepters, chalice, etc, all inverted. Life was at this time descending towards matter, and it was necessary then to give symbolic expression to this. The sacred processions were grandiose. They made the Great Mysteries and the supreme descent of Spirit towards matter understandable. This was a magnificent event that was awaited through the course of the centuries. It was awaited with as much yearning as is today the return of the human being to the superior worlds…
The Root Races of our Planet Earth
The first Root Race was devoured by the Tigers of Wisdom. The Regent of the first Root Race was the God Tezcatlipoca . Each individual of that race was a Master of Wisdom. The second Root Race was governed by Quetzalcoatl ; this was the Hyperborean humanity. They were wiped out by strong hurricanes.
The third Root Race was the Lemurian race, who inhabited the continent of Mu, which today is the Pacific Ocean. They perished by fire raining from the sun (volcanoes and earthquakes). This Root Race was governed by the Aztec God Tlaloc .
The fourth Root Race was the Atlanteans and was governed by the Aztec God Atonatiuh . It finished with a great inundation (a flood). The pre-Columbian tribes of America are descendants of this Root Race, as well as the primeval Chinese and Egyptians, etc.
We are the fifth Aryan Root Race, that is to say: all of humanity (regardless of skin color). The present Aryan race will end with a great cataclysm which has been described as the thirteenth Katún or Ahau Katún .
The sixth Root Race is called “Koradi”. It will exist after the cataclysm of the fifth Root Race; it will live on a transformed Earth. The seventh Root Race will be the last one. Afterwards, the great cosmic night will arrive.
-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 of Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
Divine Experiments in the Laboratories of Nature
Because of the poor achievements in the former rounds, the scantly developed planetary fire of our Earth became overcharged with karma, thus producing in our physical world a slow, heavy, and terrible evolution. Therefore, due to the planetary karma, the coming rounds will accomplish very little.
The Gods of Nature had worked very much in order to create Self-Conscious beings. The Gods have performed difficult experiments within the laboratories of nature. However, it is good to know that the struggle in order to create true human beings has not finished yet. Still, the human being, or the so called human, has to discharge a lot of elements that will be present in the zoological gardens of the future.
The kingdom of Malkuth is a terrible filter. Whosoever wants to be free of this fatal wheel of Samsara has to dissolve the ego and to incarnate their Soul. Those who achieve it are very rare.
The gold, the select, the true human being, is the one who has their Soul and Spirit incarnated; they are awakened within the internal worlds after death.
-Paraphrase from Ch. 2 of Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
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