Summary of the Past Three Classes:

First Class – We talked about the States of Consciousness and the need to Awaken Consciousness

Gnostic Psychology is very much interested in the Consciousness. Consciousness is defined in Gnosis as “a very particular kind of Apprehension of Interior Knowledge which is totally independent of all mental activity”. The faculty of the Consciousness allows us to know ourselves. In order to understand dreams and their significance, we need to understand the different States of Consciousness. There are four, which are the following:
      1) “Sleep” or “Dream”
      2) “Vigil” or “Waking” State (but really “Day-Dreaming”)
      3) “Self-Consciousness” or “Self-Remembering”
      4) “Objective Consciousness”

Almost all of humanity lives in only the first two states. One part of our life is spent in sleep and the other in the so-called vigil state, which is also sleep, but of a psychological type. People work dreaming, walk through the streets dreaming, people live and die dreaming. When we come to the conclusion that the entire world lives dreaming, then we comprehend the necessity to awaken. We need the awakening of the Consciousness…

 
Second Class – We gave many tips in order to provide the right environment to assist in our Dream Yoga Discipline. We have highlighted some of them below:

      • Do not eat heavy or difficult to digest foods before bed
      • Activate the Consciousness and the Superior Emotional Center with Classical Music
      • Use the Three Primary Colors (Red, Yellow, Blue) to decorate the bedroom
      • If possible, point the head of the bed to the North or the East, and the mattress should not be too distracting if we move
      • Use fresh, clean bedclothes (pajamas & sheets)
      • Incense or Perfume the bedroom (with such scents as: Camphor, Copal, Frankincense, Benzoin, Rose, Violet, etc.)
      • Prayers to aspects of our Inner Divinity
      • Upon waking, do not move, but try to remember the dream(s); one can and should mentally pronounce the mantram “RAOM GAOM” for assistance in remembering
      • Eat a breakfast with acid fruits, ground almonds and honey to help with dream memory

 
Third Class – We covered the following topics:

      a) Dreams or Astral Experiences are directly related to our 3 Brains and to our Spiritual Development. This means our specific level of development in relation to the “Lateral Octave of the Sun”, that is, what Type of Human Being we are…


      b) Our Spiritual Development is related to our Level of Being (the way we are): how we handle the Ordeals or Tests of Life. Life is a Test for us to see what kind of being we are when we are faced with difficulties, adversities, set-backs, etc. There are Tests we face in the Physical World and during the sleep of the Physical Body (during Dreams or Astral Experiences).

      c) When we learn to how to be “Balanced”, then we will start to see progressive spiritual development and the Awakening of the Consciousness. This can include Lucid Dreams or Conscious Astral Experiences, as well as Astral Projection (which is when we are conscious of the Consciousness separating from the Physical Body). Mantras can assist us with many aspects of the Esoteric Work, including Astral Projection (we gave a number of these Mantras, but lets remember “EGIPTO”, “FA-RA-ON”, and “LA-RA-S”). We also gave additional related information such as: during the Waxing Moon it can be easier to Astral Project (because of the relationship of the Moon to the Astral World or “Hod” in Gnostic Kabbalah).

 
Today is our conclusion (the last lecture of this series), and we will give some more exercises, practices, prayer and techniques that may be of use for our Dream Yoga Discipline.

In the previous parts, we recommended Meditation before going to bed, as well as to improve our ability to remember dreams, understand their significance, etc. It can also be used in combination with mantras and other practices. Meditation has many benefits…

 

The Benefits of Meditation

“Those who cannot come out in the Astral body owe it to having lost the faculty and then they have to reconquer this faculty through daily Meditation.

Meditation is a scientific system in order to receive internal information.

When the Magician submerges themselves into meditation, they abandon the physical body and can converse with the sidereal Gods.

Meditation covers four phases:

      ASANA: (Posture of the physical body). The body should remain in an absolutely comfortable position.

      DHARANA: (Concentration). We should separate the mind from all types of earthly thoughts. “Earthly thoughts should fall dead before the doors of the Temple.” One has to concentrate the mind only within… on our Inner Divinity.

      DYANA: (Meditation). The disciple should meditate in those instants on the Inner Divinity, our SPIRIT. “Remember that your bodies are the Temple of the living GOD and that the Most High dwells in us.” The disciple should fall asleep profoundly trying to converse with their SPIRIT.

      SHAMADI: (Ecstasy). If the disciple has been able to fall asleep meditating on their Inner Divinity, then they enter the state of Shamadi and they can see and hear ineffable things, and converse with the Angels in a familiar manner.

It is in this way, through meditation, that one awakens Consciousness from its deep sleep. Thus, we can acquire true Divine Wisdom, without the need of harming the powers of the mind with the battle of reasoning, nor with vain intellectualism.

Meditation is the daily bread of the Wise. With Meditation our Astral Body is transformed, our astral experiences are made clear during the hours of sleep and in this way we reconquer our lost powers and learn to come out in the Astral Body at will.

-Paraphrase from Ch.21 of Manual of Practical Magic,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work

 

Practice to Awaken the Supraconsciousness

In order to awaken our Consciousness, there is a Practice to work with the Divine Mother:

“Supraconsciousness is an attribute of the Inner Divinity (the Spirit).

The faculty of Supraconsciousness is Intuition. It becomes necessary to compel our Supraconsciousness to work, for the intuition to become powerful.

Whosoever wants to develop Supraconsciousness should practice internal meditation.

Concentrate on the Divine Mother who resides in the depths of your Being. Meditate on her. Fall asleep praying that she may put your supraconsciousness into activity.

Meditate daily. Meditation is the Daily Bread of the wise. With meditation you will develop supraconsciousness…”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 18 of The Perfect Matrimony

 

The Retrospective Exercise (Reverse Review) and the Development of the Astral Body

We have talked about the Retrospective Exercise in order to remember our dreams, however the same exercise can also be used on our daily life.

While we are doing our nightly practices (before going to bed), during our Meditation: we can include a retrospective of the day. This practice will help us to become more aware of those moments during which we lost our awareness.

When we discover this lack of consciousness, we can pray and continue to meditate in order to figure out why this occurred. Gradually this can help us to not get Identified or Fascinated in the future…

“This retrospective exercise strengthens the imaginative capacity in a healthy way.

This is why it is good not only to picture your daily life, but also other things in reverse sequence. For instance the plot of a play, a story, or a melody, etc.”

“Everything we call memory is connected with the astral body. The idea you formed yesterday is still there in you, but it has no chance to remain there if it is not embedded in the astral body.

If it does not stimulate resonances that persist, and today once again recall your experience from yesterday.

Now it is impossible for someone to make any progress at all in developing his astral body without working to enhance his capacity for memory.

I have spoken of how we need to work at a strict control of thinking, at mastering the whole of our thought life, of how we need to be clear that our thoughts are real processes and that it is profoundly untruthful to say that ‘thoughts are duty free’ and that no one can observe our thoughts.

Anyone who wishes to develop a real capacity for vision has to work on his power of memory.”

 
“Those who develop clairvoyance in the Astral Plane can see how a person’s Astral Body changes if they are alert and attend to such exercises for many years. Their astral body will start to be inwardly organized.

Whereas it was once chaotic… and it starts to become differentiated.”

-Paraphrased from Strengthening the Will – The Review Exercises by Rudolf Steiner

 

Practices with the “Holy Eight”

Another practice we can do during meditation is a concentration exercise:

“The Holy Eight (the sacred symbol of the infinite) encompasses, defines and joins the magnetic currents of
      • the Consciousness in Sleep (1st State of Consciousness)
      • with the currents of the Vigil Consciousness (2nd State of Consciousness).

This is a very important and interesting symbol.

Enclosed within it are the defined and linked magnetic currents which are established between the Earthly Human Being and the Spiritual Human Being.

If we consider the outline of this symbol, then we see that it encloses a double circuit where the two forces cross: one closes and the other opens.

This, then, is the key in order to open all the doors, including the door to our Interior Temple.

Concentrating on this symbol allows us to access what is deposited in the depth of the Consciousness.

 
1st Practice: Withdraw from your mind all types of thoughts, now imagine the Holy Eight and allow the figure to submerge itself within your consciousness and go to sleep.

Then, place the mind in a blank state, without thinking of anything. Thus after a while, you will Awaken your Consciousness in the Astral Body…

 
2nd Practice: When you lay down for bed, trace or draw the Holy Eight with the thumb, middle and index fingers upon the surface of the Cardiac Plexus (the region of the Heart).

This sign unites or separates all the elements ruled by atomic energy and therefore allows us to direct the currents formed by it. Concentrate on this symbol with the intention of discovering the reason behind this…

 
3rd Practice: Moments before going to bed, the disciple must invoke (with all their heart and with all their soul) the Great Regent of the Sacred Order of Tibet, whose name is “Bhagavan Aklaiva”. The Sacred Order of Tibet is the genuine depository of the Real Treasure of Aryavarta (this treasury is the Great Arcanum).

Bhagavan Aklaiva will help you to consciously get out in your astral body. Invoke him when you are meditating on the Sacred Sign of the Infinite. On any given night, you will be called to the Temple of the Himalayas. There you will be submitted to Seven Ordeals and taught the Secret Science…

–Paraphrase from Ch. 1 & 2 in Tarot & Kabbalah

 

Protection During Sleep

“During the hours of sleep, the Masters test their disciples. The tenebrous attack us during sleep when we are working in the Great Work. During sleep, in the internal worlds we have to pass through many trials.”

-Paraphrase from Ch. 17 of The Perfect Matrimony

“There is no doubt that the tenebrous ones usually attack the people who look for the Path of Light.

It is clear that the powers of darkness live in the invisible world; they watch, thus, when they see that a soul tries to escape from their claws, then they make efforts in order to turn them aside, in order to move them away from the Luminous Path.”

-Paraphrase the Chapter called ‘Practical Magic’ in Beyond Death

“…victims of witchcraft should defend themselves incessantly with the Conjurations of the Four and of the Seven.

In order to achieve INITIATION we have to steal fire from the devil. Therefore, it is up to us to wage great battles against the Black Lodge.

We can defend ourselves from witchcraft, invoking our own Elemental Intercessor. The Elemental Intercessor knows about herbs, he knows about enlightenments, he knows about stars because he is an expert in the Elemental Magic of Nature.

He is called upon wholeheartedly when going to bed.”

-Paraphrase from Ch.18 of Manual of Practical Magic,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work

“When you trace around yourself the Magic Circle, whether it is with your sword or only with your Willpower and Imagination united in Vibrant harmony, or with both at the same time, you must pronounce the following Mantrams: HELION, MELION, TETRAGRAMMATON

The Magician defends himself against attacks from the Demons with the Magic Circle and the Esoteric Pentagram.”

-Paraphrased from ‘MAGIC CIRCLE’ in Occult Medicine and Practical Magic

The Pentagram is the 5 pointed star, which you can print out and place at the door of your bedroom, with 2 points towards the outside and 1 point pointed inside.

We should also memorize certain conjurations so that we can protect ourselves both before we go to bed and during our Astral Experiences:

“Our disciples should learn to conjure the tenebrous ones in order to make them flee terrorized.

The Angel AROCH taught me a conjuration against the tenebrous ones which reads like this:

BELILIN, BELILIN, BELILIN,
Amphora of salvation;
I would like to be near you;
Materialism has no power next to me,
BELILIN, BELILIN, BELILIN.

(This is sung).”

-Paraphrase from Ch.15 of Manual of Practical Magic,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work

Another technique, which you can do every night before you go to bed, is to recite the Conjuration of the Four and of the Seven:

“Solomon the Sage left us two very powerful Conjurations to combat demons. Let us take a look:

CONJURATION OF THE FOUR:

“Caput mortum, imperet tibi dominus per vivum et devotum serpentem !
Cherub, imperet tibi Dominus per Adam JOT-CHAVAH!
Aquila errans, imperet tibi Dominus per alas tauri !
Serpens, imperet tibi Dominus Tetragrammaton, per Angelum et Leonem !
¡MICHAEL, GABRIEL, RAPHAEL, ANAEL!
FLUAT UDOR per Spiritum ELOHIM !
MANEAT TERRA per Adam JOT-CHAVAH!
FIAT FIRMAMENTUM per Yod-Heh-Vau-Heh ZEBOATH!
FIAT JUDICIUM per ignem in virtute MICHAEL!
Angel of the blind eyes, obey, or pass away with this holy water !
Work winged bull, or revert to the earth, unless thou wilt that I should pierce thee with this sword !
Chained eagle, obey my sign, or fly before this breathing !
Writhing serpent, crawl at my feet, or be tortured by the Sacred Fire and give way before the perfumes that I burn in it!
Water, return to water!
Fire, burn !
Air, circulate !
Earth, revert to earth !
By virtue of the Pentagram, which is the morning Star, and by the Name of the Tetragrammaton, which is written in the center of the Cross of Light !
Amen. Amen. Amen.”

CONJURATION OF THE SEVEN:

“In the name of MICHAEL, may JEHOVAH command thee and drive thee hence, Chavajoth!
In the name of GABRIEL, may ADONAI command thee, and drive thee hence, Bael!
In the name of RAPHAEL, begone before ELIAL, Samgabiel!
By SAMAEL SABAOTH, and in the name of ELOHIM GIBOR, get thee hence, Andramelech !
By ZACHARIEL and SACHEL-MELECK, be obedient unto ELVAH, Sanagabril!
By the divine and human name of SHADDAI, and by the sign of the Pentagram which I hold in my right hand, in the name of the Angel ANAEL, by the power of ADAM and EVE, who are JOT-CHAVAH, begone Lilith! Let us rest in peace, Nahemah !
By the Holy ELOHIM and by the names of the Genii CASHIEL, SEHALTIEL, APHIEL and ZARAHIEL, at the command of ORIFIEL, depart from us MOLOCH ! We deny thee our children to devour!
Amen. Amen. Amen.”

One has to conjure the tenebrous ones with the sword.”

-Paraphrase from Ch.15 of Manual of Practical Magic,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work

 

Transmutation and the Great Work of Mastering the Creative Energy

Now we have to touch on an often misunderstood, but very important aspect of the Esoteric Work.

It is said that…

“In the center of the Earth, in the Ninth Sphere, one finds the sacred symbol of the Infinite, the Holy Eight.

All organisms rotate around this symbol, just as that of the human body of one who wishes to Self-Realize.

There is always an eternal struggle: Brain against Sex, Sex against Brain, and Heart against Heart.

But if Sex dominates the Brain, then it leads to a fall and the Pentagram (representing the Human Being) becomes inverted, remaining with the lower points facing upwards and the head downwards.”

-Paraphrased from Ch 17 of The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac
and from Ch. 5 of Christ Consciousness

We must learn to transmute our Creative Energies in order to not be a victim of Nature and its mechanics.

We must become Masters of Ourselves.

 
To become a Master of the 4 Philosophical Elements of Nature and get out of the Cycle of Returns & Recurrences (or the Wheel of Samsara) is a terrible struggle.

We need to gain command over all the Centers of our Human Organism and the most difficult to control is the Sexual Center, but with Wisdom and Love: we can take advantage of this very powerful energy.

Without sex we would not exist, and without sex we cannot create our Solar Bodies.

The Key to the Great Work is to never spill the ‘Cup of Hermes’ within which is contained the ‘Mercury of the Secret Philosophy’, the ‘Ens Seminis’.

This is the ‘White Tantra’ of the East, the sexual connection between man & woman without the loss of the creative energies, the sexual union without the spasm (or orgasm).

This topic demands serious attention and observation. Through the work in the this Sphere, we can transform ourselves into completely different beings and understand the universe in a whole new way…

– =   Thank you!   = –