Part 1 – The Tetragrammaton and the Crown of Life
The Three Aspects of the Crown
The Crown of Life has three aspects:
 first, the Ancient of the Days, the Father;
 second, the very beloved Son of the Father;
 and third, the very wise Holy Spirit.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the perfect triad within the unity of life; this triad, plus the unity of life, is the holy four; the four eternal carpenters, the four horns of the altar, the four winds of the oceans; the holy and mysterious Tetragrammaton whose mantric word is: “IOD HE VAU HE” [ יהוה ], the terrible name of the Eternal.
Each human being has their own original crown, which is our own ray that connects us with the Absolute; the Intimus or Inner Being is the very beloved child of the Crown of Life.
The entire theosophical septenary emanated from our original Crown; it is the “I Am” that the theosophists do not know.
-paraphrase from Ch.46 of Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
The Ancient of Days
The Ancient of the Days is original in each human being, and is the Father; there are as many Fathers in Heaven as there are human beings on earth. The Ancient of the Days is the occult of the occult, the mercy of mercies, the kindness of kindnesses, the root of our Being, the “great wind”.
The hair of the Ancient of the Days has 13 locks; his beard has 13 locks. It is only by overcoming death that we can incarnate the Ancient of the Days.
The funeral tests of Arcanum 13 are more frightful and terrible than the abyss. Arcanum 13 is the Ancient of the Days. We need a supreme death in order to have the right to incarnate the Ancient of the Days; only the one who incarnates him has the right to internally wear the hair and the beard of the venerable Elder.
It is only in the presence of the Angels of death, after coming out victorious from the funeral tests, that we can incarnate the Ancient of Days. The one who incarnates him is one more elder in eternity. The Ancient of Days is the first terribly divine emanation of Absolute Abstract Space.
-paraphrase from Ch.47 of Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
The First Divine Couple
From the Ancient of Days emanates the divine couple, which is the Christ and his virgin wife, the holy Spirit that resembles an ineffable woman in every man; this divine mother wears a white robe and a blue shawl.
The blessed Goddess, Mother of the world, carries a precious lamp in her hand.
The divine male resembles a complete Christ, and is symbolized by the phallus in erection, by the scepter of power on high, by the tower, by every pointed rock and by the robe of glory; he is the divine origin.
The divine woman is an ineffable virgin; this divine mother is symbolized among the Aztecs by a mysterious virgin; this virgin has a mysterious mouth in her throat: this is so because the throat is really the uterus where the word is gestated; the Gods create with the larynx; “In the beginning was the Verb, and the Verb was with God, and the Verb was God.”
The Holy Spirit is the maker of Light: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light”; its esoteric meaning is: “Because he said it, it was”.
…In the temple of the serpents, called the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Holy Spirit was adored. Before sunrise, a priest wearing a robe and a black, white and red mantle, poured powdered seashells into charcoals of fire; for this he used white, black and red seashells. The white is the pure Spirit, the black symbolizes the fall of the Spirit into matter, and the red is the fire of the Holy Spirit, with which we return to the whiteness of the pure Spirit. This incense rose up to heaven, the priest prayed for life and the plants bloomed, because the Holy Spirit is the sexual fire of the universe.
The rite was verified in the Temple of Quetzalcoatl before sunrise, because the holy Spirit is the maker of Light; the priest vocalized the mantrams “IN EN“. Jonah, the prophet, also verified the rite of the Holy Spirit in exactly the same way as the Aztecs and he used the same garments and aromatic substances. He also vocalized the mantrams “IN EN” when he poured the aromatic substance into the fire.
…The mother or the Holy Spirit gives us power and wisdom. The symbols of the virgin are the Yoni, the Chalice, and the robe of concealment. By not ejaculating the semen, the total sexual energy of the divine couple returns towards its origin, opening centers and awakening terribly divine igneous powers.
Moses on Mount Horeb, was able to incarnate the mother and remained enlightened. Others incarnate the divine couple; very few succeed at incarnating the Ancient of Days; these are the three aspects of the Crown: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the trinity within the unity of life.
Before Jesus, many Buddhas received the Crown of Life and they died, crucified. After Jesus, a few of us have received it and many will receive it in the future. The Spirit of Wisdom always lives crucifies itself in matter in order to save the world.
The holy Four, the Tetragrammaton, is symbolized by the four fangs of the Aztec virgin, the YOD HEH VAU HEH [ יהוה ]. The divine “I Am”.
In Kabbalah, Kether is the Father, Chokmah is the Son and Binah is the Holy Spirit; this is the Sephirothic Crown, the Crown of Life.
This triad plus the unity is the holy 4, the holy and mysterious Tetragrammaton, YOD HEH VAU HEH [ יהוה ].
-paraphrase from Ch.48 of Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
The Seven Double Columns of the Temple
The seven columns of the temple of wisdom are double and they are burning fire. Those are the seven degrees of the power of fire, the seven serpents. After receiving the Crown of Life, we have to raise the double of each column, which are the Seven Serpents of Light of the “I Am”.
We need to become abodes of the Lord by lighting our seven-armed candlestick.
Christ is born in our heart as a child of Bethlehem; that is the child God. The Christ would have been born uselessly in Bethlehem if he is not born in our hearts as well. It would have been uselessly for him to have been crucified, died and resurrected on the third day among the dead, if he is not crucified, die and resurrected in each of us.
The “I Am” is born in us as a small child and has to grow slowly, because nature does not make any leaps. The birth of Christ in us, is the Christmas of the heart. …The Spirit of Wisdom is constantly born in the manger of the world in order to save humanity.
Jesus Christ had to patiently raise each of his seven serpents of Light; there are Seven Serpents of Fire and Seven of Light. The ascent of each of the Serpents of Light is very arduous and difficult; it is truly the terror of Holiness, Love and Law. Jesus began by raising the First Serpent of Light, in other words, that of the Physical Body. Each vertebra demands difficult virtues and frightful sanctities. This serpent makes us kings of the abyss, which is one of the seven unutterable secrets.
As the first Serpent of Light reaches each vertebra, we enter each of the 33 holy chambers of the temple. Once the ascent of this serpent is finished, the First Initiation in the mysteries of Faith and of Nature, follows. The Seven Serpents of Light belong to these mysteries. These are the seven eternal calvaries.
When the initiate awakens the second Serpent of Light, one can then practice sexual magic only once a week; much later, the initiate becomes sexual, in other words, he or she enters in order to enjoy the delights of love without sexual contact; by then we are already omnipotent Gods; these are inviolable laws. Friday is the day of sexual magic.
With this second serpent, the Etheric Body becomes absolutely christified and we return to Eden, where Lord Jehovah welcomes us and in this manner we become inhabitants of Eden. The christified Etheric Body is the golden body, the wedding garment of the soul; with this garment we can enter any department of nature and we can travel to serve in the Great Work. The wedding garment of the soul is crystalline, like water. This is the Soma Puchicon ; it seems to be made of pure glass and confers pure consciousness upon us; it is governed by the moon’s rays and it resembles an ineffable little girl.
The third Serpent transfigured the Astral Body of Jesus, and it shone like the Sun on the Mount of Transfiguration, with the majesty of the “I Am”. The fourth Serpent of Light absolutely christifies the Mind; we then have the mind of the Lord and when He expresses himself through this mind, we are ineffable Gods, we shine like Christ. The fifth Serpent converts the Human Soul into an ineffable Christ; we then have the will of the Lord. The sixth Serpent of Light christifies the Consciousness; we then have consciousness of the Lord. The seventh Serpent of light absolutely christifies the Inner-Self; we then say, “Father, in thy hands I commend my Spirit;” that is the seventh word. We are then the ineffable, powerful and divine Christ; these are the seven terribly divine Golgothas.
One reaches these heights by loving the woman, by adoring her [and vice versa]. Men and women have the same rights. These Seven Serpents of Light are the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse, which only the Lamb, the “I Am” can undo. Love is the greatest happiness of the universe; love converts us into Christs. Gnostic homes are full of chastity, love and beauty.
In the patios of the Aztec temples, men and women remained entire months adoring each other and connecting sexually without ejaculating the semen or orgasm; this is how men and women attained self-realization. This is the doctrine that Christ taught in secrecy to his 70 disciples; this is the holy doctrine of the “I Am”.
“I am the bread of life. I am the living bread. He who eats of my flesh and drinks of my blood, he dwells in me and I in him. He who eats of my flesh and drinks of my blood, shall have eternal life and I will resurrect him.”
We have to eat of the flesh and blood of the “I Am” in order to become Gods. We know of all those super transcended persons of spiritualism, Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, etc.; we know that all those people have much pride and they believe that everything in life is like blowing bubbles. It will not surprise us if this book is considered profane, for now that this book is published, those super transcended ones will supposedly end up, also receiving the Crown of Life. The abusers will now increase in number everywhere and the ‘Christs’ will abound and a harvest of super-crowned ones will also increase. Be very careful, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” (Mark, 13:22).
Be vigilant, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Mark 13:6). What is more, false Christs will appear within the Gnostic Movement. There will not be a spiritualist medium who will not claim to have received the Crown of Life. We, the inhabitants of the Sacred Island, give you these warnings in order for you to not let yourselves be deceived by the anti-christs. “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” (Matthew, 24:23).
With this book we initiate the Age of Aquarius, but we know that humanity is not yet ready to understand this book; therefore, we warn you of the danger in order for you to not fall into the abyss of perdition. With this book, they will be more abusive than with the Bible. Seek your resplendent and luminous “I Am”; practice sexual magic and totally sanctify yourselves.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Right now, the two witnesses are dead due to fornication and you should resurrect them; the bodies of these two witnesses are lying down in the plaza of this Sodom. When your two witnesses resurrect with sexual magic, the tenebrous ones shall become frightened, “And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies.”
Be careful now, because since the two witnesses are dead, you do not yet possess your Christic powers, and therefore, the tenebrous ones can easily deceive you, be careful of the false christs. Be careful of the theosophists, Rosicrucians, aquarianists, spiritualists, etc.; those people say that they follow Christ, but in reality they follow their “divine impostors”. They do not even know what the Christ is; none of those tenebrous ones know what the “I Am” is.
The divine Master said, “I Am the way, the truth and the life”, but these people do not understand that, and instead of seeking their resplendent and luminous “I Am” within themselves, they prefer to go behind their sublime impostors, and supposedly, they follow Christ! How cynical they are! What pigs, my God! They abandon their resplendent “I Am” and then they come with the sophism that there are many paths, and that one arrives through any path. How cynical they are! The Master did not talk to us about so many paths. He only said: “I Am the way, the truth and the life”.
-paraphrase from Ch.49 of Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor
Part 2 – The Tetragrammaton or 4-Lettered Name of God and the C.O.N.H.
Eliphas Levi and the ‘Shema’ or Divine Tetragram
The Kabalah has its ideal geometry, its philosophical algebra and its analogical trigonometry. It thus forces nature (in some way) to reveal her secrets to it. Once this high knowledge is acquired, one passes on to the final revelations of the transcendental Kabalah and one studies in the sacred name (or Shema: יהוה ) which is the source and the reason of all dogmas.
The hieroglyphic figure of the divine Tetragram is the cross and its four letters are represented by the four suits in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot.
4 3 2 1 ה ו ה י the image
of the world
the cteis [a pedestal
or receptacle, upon which
the phallus rested]
the Egyptian phallus fecundity the battle of love the delights of the mother the scepter of the father Child or Slave Conqueror or Love Female Master
Love Mother, Happiness, Woman Father, Power, Man Pentacles
[Coins or Gold]
Swords Cups Clubs
[Wands or Staffs]
The man who has not loved a woman is a savage who has not yet experienced true human life, which is the apprenticeship for the divine life. “You are mistaken”, says St. John, “if by not loving the neighbor whom you see, you pretend to love God whom you do not see.” [see 1 John 4:20-21] And the feminine is more than our neighbor, she is the necessary complement of ourselves. She is the miraculous conception of divine charity because she must be Queen Mother, she is the second letter of the Shema and the practice of the Shema is love!
The name of God ( יהוה ) is complete in three letters, because the fourth repeats the second. The divine ternary expressed through the first three letters יהו of the tetragram ( יהוה ) signify father-mother-love.
Love has no name, since it is ineffable, but it is symbolized by the sacred breath which is called Ruach Elohim ( רוח אלהים ) in Genesis. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [Ruach Elohim] moved upon the face of the waters…”
Shema hamphorash: the ‘explained name’, the universal science. Let us stop and breathe!
-paraphrase from many of the Letters from Eliphas Levi to his students
in The Kabalistic and Occult Philosophy of Eliphas Levi – Volume 1
Gurdjieff and the 4 Aspects or States of Every Substance
Let us look at how the three (related with the Law of Three and to the Three Primary Forces) passes into four and understand the necessity for this division since it is the division of force and matter.
“Three” refers to force and “four” refers to matter…
without relation to the
force manifesting itself
through it; ‘hydrogen’
means simply matter not
limited in space
conductor of the 3rd
or neutralizing force
conductor of the 2nd
or the passive force
conductor of the 1st
or the active force
Samael Aun Weor, the 3 Primary Forces and the Tetragrammaton
The MASCULINE and FEMININE Principles conjoin in the Holy and Mysterious Tetragrammaton [ יהוה ], an esoteric name which must not be spoken in vain and which has a relationship with the letters of the Name of the Eternal in Hebrew…
The Sacred name of the Eternal has 4 letters: YOD HEH VAU HEH [ יהוה ]. In these four letters is the Principle of the Eternal; they have within them immense PRIESTLY power. Within these four letters are represented the Two Principles: the Masculine and Feminine of the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos; the Staff (Masculine Principle) and the Cup (Feminine Principle).
lantern in her hand.
That lantern is the
Intimus or Inner Being,
which burns within our heart [Chesed]
within the Holy Spirit
the Cosmic Christ
the Ancient of Days.
Each of these three forces contains (in itself) all the possibilities of the three.
But, in their point of conjunction, each of them manifest only their principle: the positive , negative  or neutral . It is very interesting to see the three forces in action: they separate, move away from each other and then come together again in order to form new trinities which originate new worlds, new creations.
These 3 Primary Forces manifest themselves through the C.O.N. (Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen) Atoms of Occult Chemistry, the H (Hydrogen) is a force free of the others…
The Reconciling, Liberating, Neutralizing Force
The Negative, Denying, Resisting Force
The Impulsing, Affirming, Positive Force
free of the other three
THE HOLY SPIRIT
When life dawned, when the Dawn of Creation began, the First Logos called the Third Logos and said: “Go and Fecundate your Wife so that existence may surge forth”, and he began to work with the Seven Spirits before the throne and the Army of the Voice (in the Absolute, these three forces are the SINGLE LOGOS called the ‘Army of the Voice’).
Then the Hermetic Masonic Rituals were performed, and Chaotic Matter was fertilized, the Matripadma was fecundated, and the Universe came into existence. Each one of the Seven Cosmo-creators gave forth from their two Souls (the Buddhi or the Feminine Soul [Geburah] and the Causal or the Masculine Soul [Tiphereth]) symbolized by the Constellation of Pisces…
Part 3 – Eliphas Levi, the Tetragrammaton and its Profound Symbolism
Eliphas Levi, the 10 Sephiroth and the Tetragrammaton
The ten names of the Sephiroth are found in the quaternary, since 9 only counts for 3 and the 10th makes 4.
י Kether, Chokmah, and Binah are related with the Father.
ה Gedulah (or Chesed), Geburah and Tiphereth are related with the Son.
ו Netzah, Hod and Yesod are related with the Holy Spirit.
ה Malkuth is creation.
Thus, we recover the tetragrammaton: Yod heh vau heh ( יהוה ). There is but one light, but this light manifests itself through two phenomenon, day/light and the night/shadow represented by the white and black which are the luminous affirmation or the luminous negation, but which are not colors…
-paraphrase from many of the Letters from Eliphas Levi to his students
in The Kabalistic and Occult Philosophy of Eliphas Levi – Volume 1
Eliphas Levi’s Associations with the Letters of the Tetragrammaton
of High Magic &
Ch. 22 of Ritual
of High Magic
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or scepter of the father
Light of glory
or Scepter, Phallus,
or delights of the mother
Light of universal, astral and magnetic life. The world of causes.
Cteïs, Woman, Mother; Son,
or battle of love
Visible, celestial, terrestrial and igneous light. The world of thoughts or ideas.
image of the world
The world of forms.
the World, Fertility; Creation,
Adam is the human tetragram (or 4-lettered name), who is summarized in the mysterious yod י (the image of the kabalistic phallus). Add to this yod י the ternary name of Eve הוה , and you form the name Jehovah (the divine tetragram) which is the most excellent kabbalistic and magic word:
It is thus that the complete unity is found in the fecundity of the ternary form, with the quaternary, which is the key of all numbers, of all movements and of all forms. The square, by turning around itself, produces the circle equal to itself, and this is the ‘quadrature of the circle’ through the circular movement of the four equal angles turning around the same point.
“That which is above”, says Hermes, “equals that which is below”: here you have the binary serving as measure to the unity; and the equal relation between high and low, and here you have that which is formed with them the ternary.
The creative principle is the ideal phallus; and the created principle is the formal Cteis. [The Cteis of the Greeks is a symbol of the female generative principle, of co-extensive prevalence with the Phallus.]
The insertion of the vertical phallus into the horizontal Cteïs forms the stauros of the gnostics, or the philosophical cross of the masons. Thus, the crossing of two produces four, which (in its movement) determines the circle with all its degrees.
In kabbalah, all the mysteries of antagonism (whether natural, or political, or religious) explain the generative battle of man and woman… The active principle seeks the passive principle, and the full is in love with the empty. The mouth of the serpent is attracted to its tail, and, turning upon itself, it runs away and it chases itself.
Woman [or feminine/passive aspect] is the creation of man [or masculine/active aspect], and universal creation is the woman (or feminine aspect) of the first principle.
When the principle made itself into a creator, it erected a yod [ י ] or a phallus, and (in order to make room for itself in the fullness of the uncreated light) it had to dig a cteïs (or a shadowy fossa) equal in dimension determined by its creative desire, and attributed by it to the ideal yod [ י ] of radiant light.
Such is the mysterious language of the kabbalists in the Talmud, and, because of the ignorance and the mischievousness of the vulgar, it is impossible for us to explain or to simplify it any further…
What, then, is creation? It is the house of the creative Verb.
What is the cteïs? It is the house of the phallus
What is the nature of the active principle? It is to spread.
What is that of the passive principle? It is to reassemble and to fecundate.
What is man? He is the initiator; he who breaks, who plows, and who sows.
What is woman? She is the one who gives form; the one who reunites, who irrigates and who harvests.
What is wisdom? It is the reconciliation and the union of the two principles; it is man following the tender inspirations of woman; it is debauchery conquered by legitimate marriage; it is the revolutionary energy softened and subdued by the gentleness of order and of peace.
Then human science becomes wise, because it is modest, and submits itself to the infallibility of universal reason, taught by love or universal charity. Then it can take the name of Gnosis, because it knows at least that it cannot yet boast of perfectly knowing.
-paraphrase from many of the writings of Eliphas Levi, including:
Dogma of High Magic, Ritual of High Magic,
The Kabalistic and Occult Philosophy of Eliphas Levi – Volume 1,
and The Kabalistic and Occult Tarot of Eliphas Levi
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