The fifteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is ס (Samech or Samekh) who’s numeric significance is 60 and its kabalistic significance is 15. There are many ways of representing this letter/sign, some of which were used in the ancient world, here are some examples:
The following information is from 3 books: The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah, Esoteric Course of Kabalah, and Manual of Practical Magic, all by Samael Aun Weor. Some of the information is repeated, but is presented here so that there is a single place to find all relevant material.
ARCANUM № 15
Arcanum № 15 signifies the work with the Demon. The process of the Dissolution of the “I”. Eden is Sex itself, and the Internal Beast, the Psychological “I” which blocks our way to Eden, is at the doorway of Sex so as to invite us to Ejaculate the Seminal Liquor, or to divert us from that doorway by making us look at schools, theories, sects, etc.
HEBRAIC LETTER: “SAMECH”.
HOUR: “SIXTH HOUR OF APOLLONIUS”: “here it is necessary to remain quiet, motionless, due to fear (this signifies the terrible test of the guardian of the threshold, before whom one needs great valor in order to overcome.)
TRANSCENDENTAL AXIOM: “THEY MADE ME GUARD THE VINEYARDS, BUT MY VINEYARD WHICH WAS MINE, I DID NOT GUARD.”
-From Ch.101 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
1. In the world of ASSIAH there exist millions of Black Lodges.
2. The most dangerous Black Magicians of the Universe exist in the Mental World.
3. Every occultist that recommends seminal ejaculation is a Black Magician.
4. Every fornicator is a Black Magician.
5. Every association of fornicators forms a Black Lodge.
6. Our disciples should learn to conjure the tenebrous ones to make them flee terrorized.
7. The Angel AROCH taught me a conjuration against the tenebrous ones which reads like this:
8. “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).
9. Solomon the Sage left us two very powerful Conjurations to combat demons. Let us take a look:
10. 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 IAHUVEHU-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.”
11. 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 et 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 JOTCHAVAH, 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.”
12. One has to conjure the tenebrous ones with the sword.
-Paraphrase from Ch.15 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
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The Fifteenth Arcanum: ARCANUM 15
Let us go now to study Arcanum Fifteen of the Tarot. We are going to study the Male goat of Mendes, Typhon Baphomet, the Devil. “THE ALCHEMIST MUST STEAL THE FIRE FROM THE DEVIL”. When we work with the Arcanum A.Z.F. we steal the fire from the Devil, this is how we transform ourselves into Gods.
The ESOTERIC PENTAGRAM shines upon the forehead of the Male Goat. The Caduceus of Mercury replaces the sexual organs. In synthesis, we can state that the Caduceus of Mercury represents the sexual organs. Every Alchemist needs to work with the Caduceus of Mercury. This work is performed by means of the Transmutation, when we steal the fire from the Devil, then the Star of five Points shines.
We need to develop the Kundalini and to dissolve the “I”, only in this way can we attain Liberation.
THE WORK WITH THE DEMON
The Initiates of the fourth way (The path of the astute man) choose to “WORK WITH THE DEVIL” in the process of the dissolution of the “I”. The tenebrous ones violently attack. Anyone who works in the dissolution of their “I”, this is why even though they are not demons they are, however, used to being surrounded by Demons.
When non-Initiated Clairvoyants see a Man like this, they mistakenly misjudge him and end up slandering him as a Demon. The initiates of the path of the astute man become enigmatic. Disciples of the path become confused when they contemplate black candles upon the Altars of these Initiates, then, as is natural, they mistakenly misjudge them.
TECHNIQUES FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE “I”
It is urgent to comprehend the actions and reactions of each one of the five inferior centers of the human machine. The “I” exerts control over these inferior centers; therefore, we walk on the path of the dissolution of the “I” with in depth comprehension of the activity of each one of these inferior centers.
Two people react differently before any given representation; what is pleasant for one person could be unpleasant for the other. The difference lies in the fact that one person judges and perceives the representation with the mind and the other is touched in their feelings. Therefore, we must learn how to differentiate the Mind from the Feelings. The mind is one thing and the Feelings are another.
Within the mind there exists an entire game of ACTIONS AND REACTIONS that must be carefully comprehended. Within our feelings there are affections that must be crucified, emotions that must be studied and in general an entire mechanism of actions and reactions that can easily be misplaced and confused with the activities of the Mind.
We need to SELF-discover and comprehend our habits in depth. We must not allow our life to continue to develop mechanically. It seems incredible that we live within the molds of habits and that we do not know those molds that condition our life; we need to study our habits. We need to comprehend our habits.
We need to SELF-observe ourselves in the way we speak, the way we dress, the way we walk, etc., etc. Habits belong to the MOTOR CENTER. Games; football, tennis and all sports in general belong to this center; when the mind interferes with this center, it obstructs it and damages it because the intellect is too slow and the center of movement is much faster. When a typist works, they work with the center of movement; they can make mistakes on the keyboard if the mind intervenes, a man driving an automobile could suffer an accident if the mind intervenes.
Deep within every human being there exist SUB HUMAN INSTINCTIVE forces that paralyze the true Spirit of Love and Charity. Those demonic forces must first be comprehended, then brought under control and eliminated. These are bestial forces, instinctive criminals, lust, cowardliness, fear, etc. We must comprehend and subdue these bestial forces before we can dissolve them.
No one can attain integrity, no one can be deeply self-realized, without the Sexual force. Sex is the power of the Soul. The Integral human being is achieved with the absolute fusion of the masculine and feminine poles of the soul. Sexual force develops, evolves and progresses on seven levels (THE SEVEN LEVELS OF THE SOUL).
In the physical world, Sex is a blind force of mutual attraction; in the Astral, Sexual attraction is based upon the affinity of types according to their polarities and Essences; in the Mental world Sexual attraction occurs according to the laws of mental polarity and affinity. In the Causal world, sexual attraction is founded upon conscious willpower. It is in this world of natural causes where the complete union of the soul is consciously realized.
Indeed, no one can attain the complete glory of the MATRIMONIAL state without having attained this fourth state of HUMAN INTEGRATION. We need to comprehend in depth the entire Sexual problem. We must TRANSCEND the mechanicity of Sex. We need to know how to procreate children of wisdom.
In the supreme moment of conception, human essences are completely open to all types of influences. Thus, the state of purity of the Parents and their willpower used in order not to spill the Cup of Hermes, is all that can protect us against the terrible danger that the Spermatozum and the Ovum face regarding the infiltration of SUBHUMAN substances OF THE BEASTIAL SOULS which want to reincorporate.
Therefore, when someone has sexual intercourse with a person who has been with another partner or other partners, both then absorb the atomic essences of the other partners and poison THEMSELVES thereby. This is a very serious problem for those brothers and sisters who are dissolving the “I” because then, not only do they have to fight against their own errors and defects, but more over, they have to fight against the errors and defects of those other partners with whom they had sexual intercourse.
THE DEATH OF SATAN
The outcome of this SELF-discovery is the absolute death of BAPHOMET OR SATAN (THE TENEBROUS LUNAR “I” OR SINNING ADAM).
WE NEED TO BE INTEGRAL
Integration has seven perfectly defined steps:
FIRST: Mineral State, dominion of the physical body and its five centers.
SECOND: Vegetal state, absolute control over the astral body and of its Chakras, discs or magnetic wheels. This vehicle represents the vegetal state.
THIRD: Humanization of the MENTAL Body: Currently, the phantasmal mental body of every human being has an animal face and figure, it is animalized. When the Mental matter is transformed into the Christ Mind, we achieve the mental humanization. The mind represents the animal human. Actually Man is only human in our physical appearance because in our depths we are still animals. In the Mental plane each one of us has the animal figure which corresponds to our individual character.
FOURTH: Sexual function is the basic foundation of the human soul. Those who transmute their sexual energies have the right to incarnate their soul.
FIFTH: The fifth degree of integration is represented in any perfect human being.
SIXTH: Infinite Universal Compassion.
SEVENTH: This Seventh definitive step is only possible within Human-Gods. These are Super-Men.
THE MYSTERY OF BAPHOMET
It is indeed true and certain that the MYSTERY OF BAPHOMET is SEXUAL ALCHEMY. We transform the lead of our personality into the gold of the Spirit based on rigorous comprehension and sexual transmutation. Then the “I” is annihilated. The rose elaborates its perfume with the mud of the earth. The perfume of the rose is transmuted mud.
THE DOOR TO EDEN
Sex is the door to EDEN. The Guardian of this door is the Assyrian sphinx, the egyptian Sphinx, the golden calf of Moses with the sword between its paws. This is the Psychological “I”, Baphomet, that with his sword drives out from the threshold all of those who are not prepared. WITHIN US IS THE ENEMY. WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE DEMON IN ORDER TO DISSOLVE IT. WE NEED TO STEAL THE FIRE FROM THE DEVIL.
-From Ch.15 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
Description of the Card of the 15th Arcanum: “PASSION”
Baphomet has been represented as being of brass that humanity has actually blackened because of degeneration. We must “whiten the brass”, the Devil, who is the Psychological Trainer and the Guardian of the doors of the Sanctuary so that only the chosen may get in to the Sanctuary, those who have been able to overcome all of the ordeals inflicted by the Devil.
-From Ch.15 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
ESOTERIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 15
The horns end in 6 POINTS. Arcanum 6 is Sex, indicating that in Sex is either the liberation through chastity or the enslavement of man through passion. There exists a difference with Arcanum № 1, the right hand is elevated and the left points towards the earth.
The Mystery of Baphomet is Sexual Alchemy, based in comprehension and the transmutation of the Creative Energies. The Baphomet of the Templars must be read in reverse: Tem-o-h-p-ab, symbol of the latin words: TEMPLI OMMUN HOMINUN PACIS ABBAS. This means: “The Father of the Temple, Universal Peace to Men”.
Arcanum 15 comes after Arcanum 13 which is the Death of the “I”, of the Ego, of the Myself; and after Arcanum 14 which is Temperance or Moderation, the Chastity which is a result of the death of the Ego. Arcanum 15 is then the Divine Androgyne which becomes resplendent, it is the ‘Whitened Brass’.
We know that the Divine Inner Logos is beyond the body, the affections and the Mind. Unquestionably, that is the ineffable, that which is real, projecting its reflection, its particular shadow within us here and now. Obviously this Shadow, this Logoic Reflection is the Psychological Trainer, Lucifer, the Tempter. Each one of us has our own PARTICULAR LUCIFER.
In the Egypt of the Pharaohs, the Midday Sun, the Sacred Absolute Sun, was always symbolized by Osiris while his Shadow, his Reflection, his Lucifer, was allegorized by TYPHON. In the Sacred Temples of the old Egypt of the Pharaohs, when the neophyte was at the point of suffering the ordeals of Initiation, a Master drew near to him and quietly murmured into his ear this mysterious phrase: “REMEMBER THAT OSIRIS IS A BLACK GOD”.
Obviously this is the specific color of darkness and of the cumaean shadows; it is the color of the Devil, who was always offered black roses, and it is also the color of Primitive Chaos where all the elements and seeds of life are totally mixed and disordered ; the symbol of the Earth Element, of the Night and of the radical Death of all the Psychic Aggregates which in their conjunction constitute the Myself. We need with maximum and unpostponable urgency to “WHITEN THE DEVIL”, and this is only possible by fighting against ourselves, by dissolving that ensemble of Psychic Aggregates which form the “I”, the Myself, the Oneself.
Only by dying within ourselves can we ‘Whiten the brass’ and contemplate the Midnight Sun (the Father). This means overcoming temptations and eliminating each and every one of the Inhuman Elements that we carry within (Anger, Greed, Lust, Envy, Pride, Laziness, Gluttony etc., etc., etc.). In the Psychological Gymnasium of human existence a Trainer is always needed. The Divine Daemon mentioned so many times by Socrates, the very Shadow of our individual Spirit, is the most extraordinary Psychological Trainer which each one of us carries within; he places temptation in our path with the intention of training us, of educating us, only in this way is it possible for the precious gems of Virtue to appear within our Psyche.
I now ask myself and I ask you: Where is the evil of Lucifer? It is the results which speak, if there is no temptation, there is no virtue: the stronger the temptations, the greater the Virtues; the important thing is not to fall into temptation, and for this reason we must pray to the Father saying: “Lead us not into temptation”. Only through struggle , contrast, temptation and rigorous esoteric discipline can the flowers of Virtue form within ourselves.
LUCIFER like AYO, is an Educator, a Mentor, and is certainly something rare, unusual, and extraordinary. There exists in the Luciferic Temptation: a didactic which is impossible to imitate, a phenomenal teaching, an attraction which is amazing, an unmistakable incentive, an occult instigation with a Divine secret purpose, a seduction, a fascination…
Lucifer Prometheus is one with the Platonic Logos, the Minister of the Demiurge Creator and the resplendent Lord of the Seven Mansions of Hades (the Inferno); he is Sabbath and the manifest world, to him is entrusted the Sword and the Scale of Cosmic Justice, he is then, indubitably, the rule of weight, measure and number; Horus, Brahma, Ahura-Mazda, etc., always ineffable.
Lucifer (Luci = Light. Fer = Fire) is the Guardian of the door and has the keys of the Lumisial so that none other than the anointed may enter, those who possess the secret of Hermes… Those who thoughtlessly curse Lucifer, pronouncing themselves against the Cosmic Reflection of the Logos, detesting the Living God manifested in matter and renouncing the always incomprehensible Wisdom revealed in the opposites of Light and Darkness. Semblance, likeness, similarity: Sun and Shadow, Day and Night, the Law of Opposites.
The Devil, the Reflection of our Interior Logos, was the most exalted creature before we descended into animal generation. All the Masters of Hermetic Art repeat, “Burn your books and whiten the brass”. Whosoever ‘Whitens’ the Devil , returning him to his resplendent and primordial state; whoever dies in themselves, here and now, liberates the chained Prometheus. And is rewarded well , because he is a colossus with power over the Heavens, over the Earth and over the Infernos. Lucifer-Prometheus radically integrated with all the parts of our Being, makes us into something different, and distinct, an exotic creature, an Archangel, a terribly Divine Power.
-From Ch.15 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
INITIATIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 15
This Arcanum corresponds to Satan, of whom the Bible speaks; to Set in his negative aspect, spoken of by the Egyptians. If we break down the number 15 kabalistically, we have 1 + 5 = 6. We already know that the six is in itself, Sex, which means that Sex is the greatest force which can liberate man, but is also the greatest force which may enslave him.
Let us remember the “Constellation of Orion” of the Egyptians; it is evident that this constellation is governed by 12 Great Masters. Esoterically it is said that those 12 Masters assist each other, but the 6th is always missing, meaning that “IN ORDER TO ATTAIN SELF REALIZATION, IT IS NECESSARY TO TEAR THE VEIL OF ISIS” OR, THAT IS, THE ADAMIC SEXUAL VEIL. ONLY BY LIBERATING ONESELF FROM SEX IN AN ABSOLUTE FORM, can one reach Final Liberation. The difficulty in all of this is, as the saying goes: “wanting to saddle the horse before you’ve caught it”, that is to say, the information given by all of those schools who say that one must liberate one self from Sex, but without having created the Solar Bodies.
Firstly, the Solar Bodies must be Created, and then Sex must be renounced, this is the right way of things, and things in the right way. In the work, first it is the Animal, and later, the Spiritual.
The Constellation of Orion has a marked influence upon the Atomic Star which guides us internally which is Ain Soph Paranishpana, our Intimate Star, as one Master said: “I raise my eyes to the stars from whence must come my help, but I am always guided by my Star which I have within”.
Arcanum 15 of the Tarot is the “Pluralised I”, esoterically it is called Satan.
The sign of the Infinite is very important; it corresponds to the 8 KABIRS who govern all of Creation, all of Nature, they are the Rectors of Universal Life who govern our planet Earth. They have, however, their antitheses who are the 8 Hierarchs of the Black Lodge, that is, the 8 Anti-Kabirs, there are 2 in the East, 2 in the West, 2 in the North, and 2 in the South. We mention them because they pertain to Arcanum 15, to Typhon Baphomet, to Satan.
The Esotericist must know how to defend himself from those Eight Kabirs, for this reason there are the Conjurations and all the esotericism of High Magic. Those who work in HIGH MAGIC NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITH THE MAGIC CIRCLE; KNOW HOW TO USE THE SACRED VIPER FROM WHICH THE TENEBROUS FLEE; the ancient Egyptians projected it from the heart.
One must know to invoke “Ra” to defend oneself from the 8 Anti-Kabirs of the Black Lodge, because in the same way that there exist crystallizations of Adepts of the White Lodge, there also exist Adepts of the Black Lodge, of the Left Hand, with all their powers.
This class of tenebrous Adepts crystallize through Black Tantrism, in which exists the same connection of Lingam-Yoni, but with the spilling of the Ens-Seminis. The 8 Anti-kabirs are the 8 crystallizations of the H-SI-12 of the Ens-Seminis in its negative, fatal form.
It is said that when the Adept wins the battle he takes refuge in the EYE OF HORUS and is covered by the Triple Veil, being protected from the Red Demons of Set. He becomes invisible to the Red Demons and they can do nothing to harm him. It is clear that this is none other than the Pluralised “I” of each person which is a legion of demons. There is no doubt that all of these devils are living personifications of OUR OWN ERRORS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEFECTS.
It is good to know that the most difficult of these demons to overcome is Lust, this is the principal defect which is represented in Arcanum “15” of the Tarot by Sexual Passion or Lust. Arcanum № 15 represents “PASSION” because it has its basis in the modis operandi of the Luciferic Fire, it constitutes the functioning of that fire.
In synthesis there exist two great Fires: the Sacred Fire of Kundalini which ascends through the Spinal Column, and the Kundartiguador [or Kundabuffer] which descends, which precipitates itself into the Infernos. The Kundalini is the Serpent of bronze which cured the Israelites, which Moses raised upon the staff. The Kundartiguador [or Kundabuffer] Fire is the Tempting Serpent of Eden which descends to the Atomic Infernos of man.
In the wisdom of Egypt the tempting Serpent has the name of “Apep”; in the Rituals of Ancient Egypt a representation was made in wax with the head pointing downwards, and in this manner it was exorcised and conjured. The Initiate has to struggle frightfully against this Tempting Serpent of Sexual Passion, against this horrible Apep; the struggle is to the death.
The Negative Fire of Apep is the negative aspect of the Prakriti, that is, KALI who assumes the aspect of a horrible viper which slithers through the mud (see the life of Krishna). If we want to defeat it in the Cosmos, we have to defeat it within ourselves. The living basis of the Animal Passion is in that Luciferic Fire of the Serpent Apep. The crystallization of that Negative Luciferic Fohat (Fire) is personified in those Red Demons, in that pluralized “I”.
It is in the Sexual Luciferic Fire where the Red Demons of Set are to be found. IF WE WANT TO DISSOLVE THE “I” WE HAVE TO BEGIN BY DESTROYING LUST. If the fish of the sea are deprived of water, they die; If we take the Luciferic Fire away from our “I’s”, these “I’s” die. We have to put an end to the food from which they live.
The Atomic Infernos of Man are a reality. Wars are won in the battlefield, we have to overcome the Red Demons. Arcanum № 15 signifies the work with the Demon by means of the Phallus-Osiris and the Uterus-Isis, of which Satan or Set has taken control. The Phallus of the Gods is of Pure Gold. It is necessary to eradicate all of that which has the taste of Animal Passion.
In the ancient mysteries of the GNOSTIC-ROSICRUCIAN Illuminates there was a ceremony of Initiation; the neophyte being submitted to the ordeal was led blindfolded to a particular place; the most interesting aspect was that when the blindfold was removed, they were in a lit room; all of the neophytes found themselves in the center of a room surrounded by a Male Goat, upon its forehead between its two huge horns shone the pentalpha.
The Neophyte was ordered to go and kiss the hindquarters of the Devil, or perhaps the tail, upon going around the animal towards the back side he met with a Beautiful Lady who bid him welcome, who embraced him and kissed him upon the forehead, then he had triumphed. The lady who kissed him represented Isis, the Divine Mother, and she kissed him upon the brow as if to say to him, ‘the hour has arrived for you to work with the Sacred Serpent’. If however, the Neophyte resisted, he had then failed and was taken from the precinct without having known the secret.
In order to become Gods, THE FIRE MUST BE STOLEN FROM THE DEVIL, from the Male-Goat by means of the Transmutation of the base metals into Gold, this is the Mystery of Alchemy; that male goat must be eliminated. Each Defect must be changed, killed, and a virtue born, here is the motive of the phrase “Solve et Coagula”. The Gods arise from the Abyss and are lost in the Absolute. The power of the Magician is carried within the sexual organs, because therein is the Laboratorium Oratorium of the Third Logos.
-From Ch.37 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
SYNTHESIS of Arcanum 15:
There exist millions of Black Lodges in the World of Assiah. The most dangerous Black Magicians in the Universe exist in the Mental World. EVERY OCCULTIST WHO RECOMMENDS SEMINAL EJACULATION IS A BLACK MAGICIAN. Every fornicator is a Black Magician. Every group of fornicators makes up a Black Lodge.
Our disciples must learn to Conjure the tenebrous in order to make them flee in fright. UTILIZE THE CONJURATIONS OF THE FOUR AND THE SEVEN. The tenebrous must be conjured with the Sword.
-From Ch.37 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
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