Virgo 3

The Divine Mother, the Materia Prima, and the Three Gunas

The PRAKRITI is the DIVINE MOTHER, the PRIMORDIAL SUBSTANCE of nature. There exist various substances in the Universe, different elements and sub-elements, but all of these are really just different manifestations of a SINGLE SUBSTANCE.


MAHAMVANTARA and PRALAYA are two very important SANSKRIT terms with which GNOSTIC students should familiarize themselves.


During the GREAT DAY, the universe exists. When the GREAT NIGHT arrives, the universe ceases to exist, it dissolves into the bosom of the PRAKRITI.

The immeasurable infinite space is full of SOLAR SYSTEMS, which have their MAHAMVANTARAS and their PRALAYAS (their Cosmic Days and their Cosmic Nights). While some are in their MAHAMVANTARA, others are in their PRALAYA.

Millions and billions of UNIVERSES are born and die within the bosom of the PRAKRITI. Every COSMOS is born from the PRAKRITI and is dissolved in the PRAKRITI.

Every world is a ball of fire that becomes ignited and extinguished in the bosom of the PRAKRITI.

Everything is born from the PRAKRITI, everything returns to the PRAKRITI. She is the GREAT MOTHER.


“The GREAT PRAKRITI is MY womb; I place the germ (or seed) in it and from it, oh Bharata!, all beings are born.”

“Oh Kountreya, the PRAKRITI is the true womb of anything that is born from any of the different wombs, and I am the PATERNAL seed-giver.”

“SATTVA, RAYAS and TAMAS these three Gunas (aspects or qualities), born of the PRAKRITI, Oh mighty-armed one, bind fast the embodied to the body.”

Of these, SATTVA (which from its stainlessness, is luminous and good) binds by attachment to happiness and by attachment to knowledge, oh, impeccable one.

Know thou, oh, Kountreya, that RAYAS is of the nature of passion, the source of DESIRE and of attachment; this GUNA binds fast the embodied being to action.

But know thou, oh, Bharata, that TAMAS is born of ignorance, deluding all embodied beings; it binds fast the embodied being, by heedlessness, laziness and sleep” (SLEEPING CONSCIOUSNESS, DREAMING CONSCIOUSNESS).

During the GREAT PRALAYA, these THREE GUNAS are in perfect equilibrium on the GREAT SCALES of JUSTICE; and then when an imbalance of the three GUNAS is produced, then the dawning of the MAHAMVANTARA the cosmic day is initiated and the UNIVERSE is born from within the bosom of the PRAKRITI.


In the Manifestation, in the MAHAMVANTARA, the PRAKRITI differentiates into THREE COSMIC ASPECTS.

The three aspects of the PRAKRITI during the MANIFESTATION are:

Second, that of NATURE;
Third, that of the HUMAN BEING.

The DIVINE MOTHER in infinite space;
the DIVINE MOTHER in Nature;
the DIVINE MOTHER in the Human Being.


GNOSTIC students should comprehend very well these three aspects of the PRAKRITI, since this is fundamental in the ESOTERIC work. Further, it is URGENT to know that the PRAKRITI has its particularity in each person.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Celestial Virgin and the Second Birth

GNOSTIC students should not find it strange if we affirm to them that the particular PRAKRITI of each person even has its individual name.

This means that we also have a DIVINE MOTHER in each one of us. To comprehend this is FUNDAMENTAL for the ESOTERIC WORK.

The SECOND BIRTH is something else. The THIRD LOGOS, the SACRED FIRE, should first fecundate the sacred belly of the DIVINE MOTHER, then the SECOND BIRTH follows.

She, the PRAKRITI, is always a VIRGIN: before childbirth, during childbirth and after childbirth.

In the eighth chapter of this book [which corresponds to the sign of Scorpio] we will talk in depth about the practical work related to the SECOND BIRTH. Now, we only give a few guidelines.

Every MASTER of the WHITE LODGE has their particular Divine Mother, their PRAKRITI. Every MASTER is the child of an immaculate virgin.

If we study comparative Religion, then we will discover immaculate conceptions everywhere; JESUS is conceived by work and grace of the HOLY SPIRIT, the MOTHER of JESUS was an IMMACULATE VIRGIN.

Religious Scriptures say that BUDDHA, JUPITER, ZEUS, APOLLO, QUEZALCOATL, FU-JI, LAO-TZU, etc., were children of IMMACULATE VIRGINS: virgins before childbirth, during childbirth and after childbirth.

In the sacred land of the VEDAS, DEVAKI, the HINDU VIRGIN conceived KRISHNA, and in BETHLEHEM, the VIRGIN MARY conceived JESUS.

In CHINA, on the banks of the FU-JI river, the VIRGIN HOA-SE steps on the footprint of the GREAT MAN, is covered by a marvelous brilliance and her womb conceives FU-JI, the CHINESE CHRIST, by work and grace of the HOLY SPIRIT.

A basic condition for the SECOND BIRTH is for the THIRD LOGOS, the HOLY SPIRIT, to first intervene, fecundating the VIRGINAL WOMB of the DIVINE MOTHER.

The SEXUAL FIRE of the THIRD LOGOS in the HINDUISM is known under the name of KUNDALINI and is symbolized by a snake of burning fire.

The DIVINE MOTHER is ISIS, TONANTZIN, KALI or PARVATI, the wife of SHIVA, the THIRD LOGOS and her most powerful symbol is the SACRED COW.

The snake should ascend along the spinal column of the SACRED COW, the snake should fecundate the womb of the DIVINE MOTHER; it is only in this manner that the immaculate conception and the SECOND BIRTH arrive.

The KUNDALINI, in itself, is a SOLAR fire that is enclosed inside a MAGNETIC center located in the coccygeal bone, at the base of the spinal column.

When the sacred fire awakens, then it ascends through the spinal canal along the spinal column, opening the seven centers of the spinal column and fecundating the PRAKRITI.

The FIRE of the KUNDALINI has seven degrees of power and it is necessary to ascend this septenary ladder of FIRE in order to achieve the second birth.

When the PRAKRITI is fecundated with the flaming fire, it then has formidable powers in order to help us.

To be BORN again is equivalent to ENTERING the KINGDOM.

It is very rare to find a twice-born. Rare is the one who is BORN a SECOND TIME.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Second Birth and the Three Gunas

Whosoever wants to be BORN again, whosoever wants to achieve FINAL LIBERATION, should eliminate the THREE GUNAS of the PRAKRITI from their nature.

The one who does not eliminate the SATTVA GUNA, becomes lost in the labyrinth of THEORIES and abandons the ESOTERIC WORK.

The one who does not eliminate RAYAS, fortifies the LUNAR EGO by means of ANGER, COVETOUSNESS, and LUST. We should not forget that RAYAS is the very ROOT of animal desire and of the most violent passions.

RAYAS is the ROOT of all concupiscence (sensual longing). The latter, in itself, is the origin of every desire. The one who wants to eliminate DESIRE, should first eliminate the RAYAS GUNA.

The one who does not eliminate TAMAS, will always have the CONSCIOUSNESS asleep; they will be lazy, they will abandon the ESOTERIC WORK due to slackness, inertia, laziness, lack of willpower, tepidity, lack of spiritual enthusiasm; they will be a victim of the foolish illusions of this world and they will succumb to ignorance.


It has been said that after death, the people of SATTVIC temperament go on vacation to the paradises or molecular and electronic KINGDOMS where they enjoy infinite bliss before RETURNING to a new womb.

INITIATES know very well, by direct experience, that the people of RAYASIC temperament REEMBODY or RETURN to this world in an IMMEDIATE manner or remain at the threshold awaiting the opportunity to enter a new womb, but without having the bliss of some vacations in the different KINGDOMS of happiness.

Every ILLUMINATED PERSON knows with total CERTAINTY that after death, persons of a TAMASIC temperament join the INFERNAL WORLDS situated by DANTE (in his DIVINE COMEDY) beneath the crust of the earth within the entrails of the subterranean world.

It is URGENT to eliminate the three GUNAS from our interior nature, if we truly want to accomplish the ESOTERIC WORK successfully.


“When the seer beholds no agent other than the GUNAS, and knows THE ONE who is higher than the GUNAS, then he attains my BEING.”

Many would like a technique in order to eliminate the three GUNAS but we affirm that it is only by DISSOLVING the LUNAR EGO that one can successfully eliminate the three GUNAS.

The one who remains indifferent and is not perturbed by the GUNAS, who has realized that it is only the GUNAS that function and remain firm, without vacillating, is the one who has already DISSOLVED the LUNAR EGO.

The one who feels equally in pleasure or in pain, who dwells in their own BEING, who gives equal value to a piece of clay, to a small pebble or to a gold nugget, who remains impartial before the pleasant and the unpleasant, before censure and praise, in honor or dishonor, before the friend or enemy; and who has renounced every EGOTISTICAL and earthly enterprise, is the one who has already eliminated the THREE GUNAS and DISSOLVED the LUNAR EGO.

The one who no longer has concupiscence, who extinguished the fire of LUST in all the forty-nine SUBCONSCIOUS departments of the mind, has eliminated the THREE GUNAS and dissolved the LUNAR EGO.

“The earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect and the EGO, are the eight categories into which my PRAKRITI is divided.”

This is how it is written; these are the words of the blessed one.

“When the GREAT COSMIC DAY dawns, all beings manifest, proceeding from the UNMANIFESTED PRAKRITI; and at sunset, they disappear into the same UNMANIFESTED [PRAKRITI].”


It is necessary to first enter the UNMANIFESTED [PRAKRITI] before submerging ourselves within the BOSOM of the UNMANIFESTED ABSOLUTE.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Divine Mother and the Belly or Womb of Nature

The Blessed GODDESS MOTHER OF THE WORLD is that which is called LOVE.

She is Isis, who’s veil no mortal has ever lifted; in the flame of the SERPENT, we adore her.


The DEVOTEE of the VIRGIN MOTHER can ask; the Sacred Scriptures say, “Ask and you shall receive , knock and it shall be opened.”

Worlds are gestated in the GREAT BELLY of the DIVINE MOTHER.

VIRGO governs the BELLY.

Virgo is very intimately related with the intestines and in a very special manner with the Pancreas and the Islets of Langerhans which secrete insulin that is so important for sugar digestion.

When the forces that ascend from the earth arrive at the belly, they become charged with adrenal hormones that prepare them for their ascent to the heart.

During this sign of VIRGO (THE CELESTIAL VIRGIN), we should, lying on our backs with the body relaxed, move the belly with small jumps, with the purpose of charging the forces (that ascend from the earth) in the belly with the adrenal hormones.

The GNOSTIC student should comprehend the importance of that cauldron called the stomach and put an end to the vice of gluttony forever.

The disciples of lord BUDDHA maintained themselves with only one meal per day.

Fish and fruits constitute the principal food of the inhabitants of the planet VENUS.

Marvelous vital principles exist in grains and vegetables of all types.

The sacrifice of CATTLE, of cows, bulls, is a horrible crime proper of these people and of this LUNAR race.

The two Races, the SOLAR and the LUNAR, have always existed in eternal conflict in the world.

Abraham, Issac, IA-SAC, IA-CAB, IO-SEP, were always worshipers of the SACRED COW, IO, or of the EGYPTIAN GODDESS IS-IS. Whereas Esdras (“the Reformer”, who altered the teachings of Moses) demanded the sacrifice of the Cow and the calf, and for their blood to fall upon everyone’s head, especially their children.

The SACRED COW is the symbol of the Divine Mother, Isis, who’s veil no mortal has ever lifted.

The Twice-Born form the SOLAR Race, the SOLAR People. The People of the SOLAR Race would never assassinate a SACRED COW. [Note: The Author later explained that the Initiate does need red meat in order to give us the Fire Element. See Ch. 13 of Mystery of the Golden Blossom by the same Author.]

The Twice-Born are children of the Sacred Cow.

Chapter 29 of Exodus is pure and legitimate Black Magic. In said chapter unjustly attributed to Moses, the ritualistic ceremony of cattle sacrifice is minutely described.

The LUNAR RACE mortally hates the SACRED COW. The solar RACE adores the SACRED COW.

H.P.B. really saw a Five-Legged COW. The fifth leg came out of her back; with it she scratched herself, scared away the flies, etc. Said cow was led by a young man of the Sadhu Sect, in the land of Hindustan.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology



The Five-Legged Cow and the Secret Science

The Sacred Five-Legged Cow is the Guardian of the Jinn lands and temples; the Prakriti, the Divine Mother, develops in the Solar Man, the power which permits him to enter the Lands of the Jinas, in their palaces, temples, in the Gardens of the Gods.

The only thing that separates us from the land of Jinn enchantments and marvels, is a Great Stone that we should learn how to move.

The KABBALAH is the SCIENCE of “la VACA ” [Spanish meaning ‘the COW’]; by reading the three syllables of the word KABALAH in reverse, we have LA-VA-KA.

The ‘Kaaba’ Stone in Mecca read in reverse is also Vaca (Cow) or ‘the Stone of the Cow’. The Great Sanctuary of Kaaba is really the Sanctuary of “la VACA ” (of the COW).

In the human being, the Prakriti is fecundated with the sacred fire and becomes the Sacred five-legged Cow.

Sura 68 of the Koran is marvelous; it talks about the members of the Cow, as something extraordinary, capable of even resurrecting the dead, or in other words, lunar men (intellectual animals), in order to lead them to the Primitive Light of the Solar Religion.

We, GNOSTICS, adore the SACRED COW; we worship the DIVINE MOTHER.

With the help of the SACRED FIVE-LEGGED COW, we can enter the Temples of the Gods with the physical body in the Jinn state.

If the student meditates profoundly on the FIVE-LEGGED COW, on the DIVINE MOTHER, and implores her to place their physical body in the JINN state, then the student can succeed. The important thing is to rise from the bed without losing drowsiness, like a sleepwalker.

The placing of the PHYSICAL BODY in the FOURTH DIMENSION is something extraordinary, something marvelous, and this is only possible with the help of the SACRED FIVE-LEGGED COW.

We need to totally develop the SACRED COW within ourselves, in order to realize marvels and prodigies of the JINN science.

The Divine MOTHER is very close to her child; she is within the very INTIMUS of each one of us and it is from her, precisely from her, that we should ask for help in the difficult moments of existence.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Three Gunas and the different types of Food

There exist three types of foods: SATTVIC, RAJASIC and TAMASIC.

SATTVIC foods are constituted of flowers, grains, fruits and that which is called LOVE.

RAJASIC foods are strong, passionate, excessively hot, too salty, exaggeratedly sweet, etc.

TAMASIC foods are in reality constituted by blood and red meat; they do not have LOVE, they are bought and sold or are offered with vanity, pride and haughtiness.

Eat what is necessary in order to live, neither too little, nor in excess, drink pure water, bless foods.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


The Esoteric Attributes of Virgo

VIRGO is the zodiacal sign of the VIRGIN MOTHER of the WORLD; it is the house of MERCURY, its minerals are the JASPER and the EMERALD.

In practice we have been able to verify that VIRGO natives are unfortunately quite excessively reasoning, beyond the normal, and skeptical by nature.

Reason, the intellect are very necessary, but when they come out of their orbit, they are then very harmful.

The natives of VIRGO are good in science, Psychiatry, medicine, naturism, the laboratory, pedagogy, etc., etc., etc.

The natives of VIRGO cannot get along with PISCES people and that is why we advise them to avoid marriages with Piscine people.

The most lamentable thing of VIRGO people is the inertia and skepticism which characterizes them.

However, it is interesting to know that this tense inertia tends to go from the material to the spiritual, up to where it is accessible through experience.

The critical-analytical talent of VIRGO is formidable and among the GREAT GENIUSES of this sign is GOETHE who succeeded in transcending the material, inertia, and entered into high scientific spirituality.

Nonetheless, all VIRGO natives are not GOETHE. Ordinarily, MATERIALISTIC ATHEISTS and enemies of everything that smells of SPIRITUALITY abound among the mediocre persons of this sign.

The EGOTISM of the MEDIOCRE people of VIRGO is something too grotesque and repugnant, but the GOETHE of VIRGO are genial and highly altruistic and profoundly disinterested.

The natives of VIRGO suffer in love and undergo great deceptions, due to the fact that, in VIRGO, VENUS (the star of love) is in exile.

-Paraphrase from Ch. 6 ‘VIRGO’ of Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology


Samael Aun Weor’s Practices to Work on the Energy of Virgo

When the forces that ascend from the earth arrive at the belly, they become charged with adrenal hormones that prepare them for their ascent to the heart.

During the sign of Virgo (the Celestial Virgin), we should:
      1. lie on our backs with the body relaxed and
      2. move the belly with small ‘jumps’.

The purpose of these jumps is to stimulate the energies which ascend from the earth to become charged in the belly with the adrenal hormones.



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