Gemini 3

The Sleeping Consciousness


For example: You are walking quite calmly on the street, you suddenly meet a public demonstration; the masses vociferate [shout, complain, or argue loudly], they talk about the leaders of the people, flags wave through the air, people seem to be crazy, everybody talks, everybody yells.

That PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION is very interesting; you have already forgotten everything you had to do, you become identified with the masses, the speaker’s words convince you.

The PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION is so interesting that you already forgot about YOURSELF, you have become IDENTIFIED so much with that STREET DEMONSTRATION, that you no longer think of anything else, you are fascinated, you now fall into the sleep of the consciousness; mixed with the shouting masses, you also shout and you even throw stones and insults; you are dreaming beautifully, you no longer know who you are, you have forgotten everything.

We will now give you another simpler example: You are in your living room, seated before the television screen, cowboy scenes appear, there is shooting, lovers’ dramas, etc. The movie is very interesting, it has totally caught your attention; you have already forgotten YOURSELF so much that you even shout with enthusiasm, you are IDENTIFIED with the cowboys, with the gunshots, with the lovers.

The Fascination is now terrible, you do not even remotely remember yourself, you have entered a very profound sleep… In those moments you only want to see the triumph of the hero of the movie, you rejoice with him, you are worried about the fate he may have.

There are thousands and millions of circumstances that produce IDENTIFICATION, FASCINATION and SLEEP. People IDENTIFY with PERSONS, with IDEAS, etc., and every type of IDENTIFICATION is followed by FASCINATION and SLEEP.

People live with the CONSCIOUSNESS ASLEEP, they work dreaming, they drive cars dreaming and they also kill pedestrians who walk dreaming on the streets, absorbed in their own thoughts.

During the hours of the rest of the physical body, the Ego (the “I”) leaves the PHYSICAL BODY and takes its dreams along with it wherever it goes. When it returns to the physical body, when it once again enters the Vigil state, it continues with its same dreams and in this manner, it spends its entire life dreaming.

The persons who die cease to exist physically, but the EGO, the “I”, continues in the SUPRASENSIBLE regions beyond death. At the hour of death, the EGO takes its dreams, its worldliness, along with it and lives in the world of the dead with its dreams. It continues dreaming, with the CONSCIOUSNESS asleep; it wanders like a sleepwalker, asleep, unconscious…

Whosoever wants to AWAKEN CONSCIOUSNESS should work here and now.

We have the CONSCIOUSNESS INCARNATED and that is why we should WORK WITH IT here and now. Whosoever AWAKENS CONSCIOUSNESS here in this physical world awakens in all the Worlds. The one who AWAKENS CONSCIOUSNESS in this THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORLD, AWAKENS in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh DIMENSIONS. The one who wants to live CONSCIOUSLY in the SUPERIOR WORLDS should awaken here and now.

The four gospels insist on the necessity of AWAKENING but people do not understand. People sleep profoundly, but they believe that they are awake; when someone accepts that they are asleep, it is a clear sign that they are already beginning to awaken.

It is very difficult to make other persons comprehend that they have their CONSCIOUSNESS asleep; people never accept the tremendous truth that they are asleep.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘GEMINI’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Need to Practice Self-Remembering

The one who wants to AWAKEN CONSCIOUSNESS should practice INTIMATE SELF-REMEMBERING from MOMENT to MOMENT. This exercise of being in SELF-REMEMBERING from MOMENT to MOMENT, is in fact an intensive work. A moment, an instant, of forgetfulness is enough to begin dreaming beautifully.

We URGENTLY need to be watching all of our thoughts, sentiments, desires, emotions, habits, instincts, sexual impulses, etc. Every thought, emotion, movement, instinctive act, sexual impulse, should be immediately self-observed as they come forth in our PSYCHE; any lack of attention is sufficient in order to fall into the sleep of the CONSCIOUSNESS.

Many times, you are walking on the street, absorbed in your own thoughts, identified with those thoughts, fascinated, dreaming beautifully; when suddenly, a friend passes near you, and greets you, but you do not return the greeting because you do not see him, you are dreaming; the friend becomes angry, he assumes that you are a person without manners or that you are possibly angry; the friend is also going around dreaming; if he was awake, he would not make such conjectures to himself, he would immediately realize that you are walking around asleep.

Often we are mistaken or confuse which door is which, and we knock where we should not knock, because we are asleep.

You are using public transportation; you have to get off at a specific street, but you are identified, fascinated, dreaming beautifully about a business, in your mind, or you are fascinated with a memory, or with an affection; suddenly, you realize that you have passed your street, you cause the vehicle to stop and then you walk back a few blocks.

It is very difficult to stay awake from moment to moment, but it is INDISPENSABLE. When we learn to live awake from moment to moment, then we stop dreaming here and outside of the physical body.

It is necessary to know that when people fall asleep, they come out of their physical bodies, but they carry along with them all their dreams, they live in the internal worlds dreaming and when they return to the physical body, they continue with their dreams, they continue dreaming.

When one learns to live awake from moment to moment, one stops dreaming here and in the internal worlds.

It is necessary to know that when the physical body falls asleep: the EGO (the “I”), enveloped in its LUNAR BODIES, LEAVES the PHYSICAL BODY. Unfortunately, the EGO lives asleep in the INTERNAL WORLDS.

Besides the EGO, that which is called ESSENCE, SOUL, FRACTION OF SOUL, BUDDHATA, CONSCIOUSNESS, also exists within the LUNAR BODIES. It is this CONSCIOUSNESS that we should AWAKEN here and now. Here in this world we have the CONSCIOUSNESS, and here we should AWAKEN IT, if we truly want to stop dreaming and live consciously in the superior worlds.

The PERSON with their consciousness awake, lives, works, acts consciously in the SUPERIOR WORLDS while their body rests in his bed. The CONSCIOUS person does not have problems with Astral UNFOLDING; the problem of learning to UNFOLD ONESELF at will is only for the SLEEPING ONES.

The AWAKENED person does not even concern themselves with learning to unfold themselves into the Astral Body; they live consciously in the SUPERIOR WORLDS while their physical body sleeps in bed. The Awakened person DOES NOT DREAM; during the rest of the body: they live in those regions where people wander dreaming, but with their CONSCIOUSNESS AWAKE.

The AWAKENED PERSON is in contact with the WHITE LODGE, they visit the TEMPLES of the GREAT UNIVERSAL WHITE FRATERNITY, and interview with their GURU-DEVA while their body sleeps.

INTIMATE SELF-REMEMBERING OF ONESELF from moment to moment, develops the SPATIAL sense and then, we can even see the dreams of people who walk the streets.

The SPATIAL SENSE (in ITSELF) includes sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, etc. It is the FUNCTIONING of the AWAKENED CONSCIOUSNESS.

The CHAKRAS, of which occultist literature speaks, in relation to the spatial sense, are what the flame of a match is in relation to the Sun.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘GEMINI’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Division of Attention (S.O.L.)

If INTIMATE SELF-REMEMBERING from moment to moment is fundamental to AWAKENED CONSCIOUSNESS, then learning to use the ATTENTION is no less fundamental.

GNOSTIC students should learn to divide ATTENTION into three parts: SUBJECT, OBJECT and LOCATION.

SUBJECT. To not fall into the forgetting of ONESELF before any representation.

OBJECT. To observe everything, every representation, every fact, every event no matter how insignifIcant the latter may seem, in detail, without the FORGETTING of ONESELF.

LOCATION. The rigorous observation of the location where we may be, asking OURSELVES, “What place is this? Why am I here?”

Within this factor of LOCATION, we should include the DIMENSIONAL issue, since it could be the case that we are really in the fourth or in the fifth DIMENSION of nature during the moment of OBSERVATION; let us remember that nature has seven DIMENSIONS.

The law of gravity reigns in the THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORLD. The Law of LEVITATION exists within the SUPERIOR DIMENSIONS of nature.

Upon observing a location, we should never forget the matter of the seven DIMENSIONS of nature; it is convenient, therefore, to ask ourselves: “In what DIMENSIONS am I?” Then, it is necessary, in the way of verification, to take the highest possible jump with the intention of floating in the surrounding atmosphere. It is logical that if we float it is because we are outside of the physical body.

We should never forget that when the physical body sleeps, the EGO with the Lunar Bodies and the Essence within, unconsciously ambulates like a sleepwalker in the Molecular World.

The Division of Attention into Subject, Object and Place, leads to the awakening of the Consciousness.

After becoming accustomed to this exercise, to this Division of Attention into three parts, to these questions, to this little jump, etc., many Gnostic students ended up practicing the same exercise during the sleep of the physical body, when they were really in the superior worlds and when they made the famous experimental jump, they floated delightfully in the surrounding atmosphere; they then awoke CONSCIOUSNESS, they then remembered that the physical body had remained asleep in the bed and full of joy they were able to dedicate themselves to the study of the mysteries of life and death in the SUPERIOR DIMENSIONS.

It is logical to say that an exercise that is practiced from moment to moment daily, that becomes a habit, a custom, is recorded so much in the different zones of the mind that afterwards, it is automatically repeated during dreaming, when we are really outside of the physical body and the result is the awakening of CONSCIOUSNESS.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘GEMINI’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


Gemini’s Attributes and the Symbolism of the Twins (Castor & Pollux)

GEMINI is an air sign, governed by the PLANET MERCURY. It governs the lungs, arms and legs. Mercury is the metal of GEMINI, its stone is the golden beryl and its color is yellow.


During the zodiacal sign of GEMINI, Gnostic students should lie down on their backs and relax the body.

Next, one has to inhale the air five times and also exhale it five times; when one inhales one has to imagine that the light formerly accumulated in the larynx, now acts on the bronchi and lungs.

Upon inhaling, the legs and arms will be opened to the left and to the right; the legs and arms will be closed upon exhaling.

GEMINI natives love traveling a great deal; they commit the error of ignoring the wise voice of the heart, they want to resolve everything with the mind, they become angry easily, they are very dynamic, versatile, voluble, irritable, intelligent; their lives are full of successes and failures and they possess a mad courage.

Gemini natives are problematic due to their rare DUALISM, due to that DOUBLE PERSONALITY that characterizes them and which is symbolized among the Greeks by those MYSTERIOUS BROTHERS named CASTOR and POLLUX.

One never knows how the GEMINI native will proceed in this or that case due precisely to their DOUBLE PERSONALITY.

At any specific moment, the GEMINI native results a very sincere friend, capable of sacrificing even their own life out of friendship for the person to whom they have offered their love; but at any other moment, they are capable of the worst infamies against that same loved person.

The inferior type of GEMINI is very dangerous and that is why their friendship is not advisable.

The most serious defect of the GEMINI natives is the tendency of falsely judging all persons.

The twins CASTOR and POLLUX invite us to reflection.

It is, in fact, known that in nature, the manifested matter and the occult energy symbolized in heat, light, electricity, chemical forces and other superior forces which are still unknown to us, always process themselves in an inverse manner and the appearance of one presupposes the ENTROPY or DISAPPEARANCE of the other; no less and no more than the MYSTERIOUS BROTHERS CASTOR and POLLUX, a symbol of such a phenomenon among the Greeks.

They alternately lived and died in the same manner that matter and energy anywhere are alternately born and die, appear and disappear.

The process of GEMINI is vital in COSMOGENESIS.

The original Earth was a sun that gradually condensed at the expense of a nebulous ring when, by irradiation or cooling down, the first solid film of our globe was determined by means of the chemical phenomenon of dissipation or ENTROPY of the energy which constitutes the gross states of matter which we call solid and liquid.

All of these changes in nature are carried out in accordance with the intimate processes of CASTOR and POLLUX.

During these times of the 20th Century, life has already initiated its return to the ABSOLUTE and gross matter begins to transform itself into ENERGY.

We have been told that in the FIFTH ROUND, the EARTH shall be a cadaver, a new MOON and that life will develop with all of its constructive and destructive processes in the etheric world.

From the ESOTERIC point of view, we can affirm that CASTOR and POLLUX are Twin Souls.

The BEING, the INTIMUS of each of us has two TWIN SOULS, the SPIRITUAL and the HUMAN.

In the run-of-the-mill INTELLECTUAL ANIMAL, the BEING, the INTIMUS is not BORN, nor dies, nor REINCARNATES, but it does send the ESSENCE to each new Personality; which is a FRACTION of the HUMAN SOUL, the BUDDHATA. It is urgent to know that the BUDDHATA, the ESSENCE, is deposited within the LUNAR BODIES with which the EGO dresses itself. Speaking in a little clearer manner, we will say that the ESSENCE is unfortunately bottled up in the LUNAR EGO.

The lost ones descend. The descent to the Infernal Worlds only has as its objective the destruction of the LUNAR BODIES and the EGO by means of Submerged Involution. It is only by destroying the bottle that the ESSENCE escapes.

All of those incessant changes of MATTER into ENERGY and of energy into matter always invite us to reflect on GEMINI.

Gemini is intimately related to the Bronchi, lungs and breathing.

The Microcosmic Human Being is made in the image and likeness of the Macrocosm.

The Earth also breathes. The Earth inhales the vital sulfur of the Sun and then exhales it already converted into terrestrial sulfur; this is analogous to the human being who inhales oxygen and exhales it converted into carbon dioxide.

This vital wave, alternately ascending and descending, true systole and diastole, inhalation and exhalation surges forth from the most profound bosom of the Earth.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 3 ‘GEMINI’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


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