Gnostic Psychology – part 10 (Interrelations, Alert Perception, Self-Discovery, Comprehension, Elimination and Mystical Death)


Summary from Previous Classes

From what we have studied, we can say that there are a few main things we want to remember:

• The need for Self-Observation in order gather information
• The possibility for us to change (who and what we are)
• We want the Essence to grow
• The need to do the Work


Interrelations: the Psychological Gymnasium

We need a psychological gymnasium if we want to discover all the different defects within ourselves.

The path of family life (with its infinite, sometimes painful details), is the best psychological gymnasium. The productive and creative job through which we earn our daily bread is another chamber of marvels for the psychological work of self-discovery.

Many aspirants to the superior life wish to escape their workplace; not to walk around the streets of their hometown; to take refuge in the forest with the intention of seeking Final Liberation… Those poor people are like silly children who skip school, and think that they are still going to pass on to the next grade.

To live from instant to instant in a state of alert perception (alert novelty), like the lookout in times of war, is both essential and imperative if we really want to dissolve the Pluralized “I”.

In human interrelations, in the co-existence with our fellow human beings, there are infinite possibilities of self-discovery. It is well known that in these interrelations, the multiple defects we carry hidden in the unknown depths of the unconscious always emerge naturally and spontaneously and, if we are truly vigilant, then we see and discover them. However, it is obvious that this self-vigilance, this conscious attention must always exist from moment to moment.

A discovered psychological defect must be completely understood in the levels of the mind. In depth comprehension is impossible without the practice of meditation.

-paraphrase from Ch. 22 (Comprehension) of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom


“Meditation is a scientific system to receive internal information.”

-From Ch.21 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work


Conscious Attention and Psychological Death

“To be SELF-CONSCIOUS is something very difficult but it is possible to reach this state by learning to live alert and vigilant from MOMENT to MOMENT.

If we want to achieve SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, then we need to know ourselves INTEGRALLY. Each of us has the “I”, the MYSELF, the EGO, which we need to explore in order to know ourselves and to become SELF-CONSCIOUS.

It is URGENT TO SELF-OBSERVE, ANALYZE, COMPREHEND and Eliminate each of our defects.

It is necessary to study ourselves in the field of

    • the mind,
    • emotions,
    • habits,
    • instincts
    • and sex.

The mind has many SUBCONSCIOUS LEVELS, regions or departments that we should know thoroughly by means of


Any defect can disappear from the intellectual region and continue existing in other unconscious levels of the mind.

The first thing we need is TO AWAKEN in order to comprehend our own MISERY, NOTHINGNESS and PAIN. Afterwards, through the Gnostic Esoteric Work, the “I” or EGO begins to DIE from moment to moment.

The DEATH OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL “I” IS URGENT. Only by dying can the truly CONSCIOUS BEING be born within us. AWAKENING, DYING, AND BEING BORN are the three psychological phases that lead us to TRUE CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE. We must awaken in order to DIE, and we must die in order to be BORN.

Whosoever dies without having AWAKENED becomes a STUPID SAINT (one who has the Being developed, but without knowledge). Whosoever is BORN without having died becomes an INDIVIDUAL with a DOUBLE PERSONALITY, one very JUST and the other very Perverse.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 3 of Fundamental Education


Dissolution: the Elimination of Defects

“Observation, Judgment and Execution are the three basic factors of dissolution.

First: one observes.
Second: one judges.
Third: one executes.

In war, spies are first observed; secondly, they are judged; and finally, they are shot.

Self-discovery and self-revelation exist in our inter relationships with others, in the psychology gymnasium.

So anyone who renounces living together with their fellow human beings also renounces self-discovery.

Any incident in life, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, undoubtedly has as its cause, an intimate actor within us, a psychic aggregate, an “I” or Ego. Self-discovery is possible when we are in a state of alert perception, alert novelty.

Any “I” discovered must be carefully observed in the 3 Brains (in our mind, heart, and sexual center). Any “I” of lust could manifest itself in the heart as love and in the mind as an ideal. Yet, as we pay attention to the sexual center, we may feel a certain … unmistakable excitement.

The judgment of any “I” must be definitive. We need to sit it down in the defendant’s chair and judge it mercilessly. Evasion, justification, and consideration must be eliminated if in reality we want to be conscious of the “I” or Ego that we are struggling to eliminate from our psyche.

It would not be possible to execute any “I” or Ego without previously observing it and judging it.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 32 (Prayer in the Work) of Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology


Prayer in Gnostic Psychology

“Prayer in the psychological work is fundamental for the dissolution of the “I”. We need a power superior to the mind if we really want to disintegrate this or that “I” or Ego, because the mind by itself can never disintegrate any “I” or Ego.

To pray is to talk with God. We must appeal to God the Mother in the depths of our heart if we truly want to disintegrate our “I’s”, otherwise we will fail in the work upon ourselves.

Each one of us has our own particular, individual Divine Mother. All ancient civilizations adored “God the Mother”. The feminine principle of the Eternal One is Isis, Mary, Tonantzin, Cybele, Rhea, Adonia, Insoberta, etc.

God the Mother within our own intimacy is the feminine aspect of our Father who dwells in secret. He and She are certainly the two superior parts of our inner Being.

Undoubtedly, He and She are our true Being which is beyond the “I” or Ego. He unfolds into Her. He commands, directs, and instructs. She eliminates the undesirable elements which we carry in our interior with the condition that we continuously work on ourselves.

Thus, when we have died radically, when all the undesirable elements have been eliminated, after many conscious works and voluntary sufferings, then we will fuse and integrate ourselves with our “Father-Mother”. Then, we shall be terribly divine Gods, beyond good and evil.

Any of those “I’s” that have been previously observed and judged can be reduced to cosmic dust by means of the fiery powers of our own individual, particular Divine Mother.

A specific formula in order to pray to our Inner Divine Mother is not necessary. We must be very natural and simple when we address Her. The child who addresses their mother never has special formulae. The child utters what comes from their heart and that is all.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 32 (Prayer in the Work) of Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology


The Divine Mother Kundalini

“In texts of Medieval Alchemy, the Divine Mother Kundalini is… STELLA MARIS, VIRGIN OF THE SEA, who wisely guides those laborers of the Great Work. Among the Aztecs, she was known as TONANTZIN, among the Greeks as CHASTE DIANA. In Egypt she was ISIS, the DIVINE MOTHER, whose veil no mortal has lifted.

There is no doubt at all that esoteric Christianity has never forsaken the worship of the Divine Mother Kundalini. Obviously she is MARY, or better said, RAM-IO.

What orthodox religions did not specify (at least with regard to the exoteric or public circle) is the aspect of ISIS in her individual human form.

Clearly, it was taught only in secret to the Initiates that this Divine Mother exists individually within each human being. It cannot be emphasized enough that Mother-God, RHEA, CYBELE, ADONIA, or whatever we wish to call her, is a variant of our own individual Being… Stated explicitly, each of us has our own particular, individual Divine Mother…

In her psychological aspect manifested in the hidden anatomy of human beings, the KUNDALINI is found coiled up three and a half times within a certain magnetic center situated in the coccyx. In the center of that chakra, or abode, there is a female triangle, or YONI, wherein a male LINGAM is established. In this atomic or magical LINGAM (which represents the creative sexual power of BRAHMA) the sublime serpent KUNDALINI is coiled up.

The igneous queen, in her serpent form, awakens with the secretum secretorum of a certain alchemical craft…

Unquestionably, when this divine force awakens, it ascends victoriously up through the spinal medullar canal in order to develop the powers of deification.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 15 (‘Kundalini’) of The Great Rebellion


Praying to the Divine Mother Kundalini to Eliminate our Defects

“The mind by itself cannot radically alter any psychological defect. The mind can put a label on any defect, transfer it from one level to another, conceal it from ourselves or others, excuse it, etc., but never absolutely eliminate it.

Comprehension is a fundamental part, but it is not everything. Elimination is necessary.

An observed defect must be analyzed and understood completely before proceeding to its elimination. We need a power superior to the mind, a power capable of atomically disintegrating any “I”-defect which we have previously discovered and judged in depth.

Fortunately, such a power lies profoundly latent, beyond the body, the affections and the mind; although it has its actual exponents in the central bone of the coccyx. After having fully understood any “I”-defect, we must submerge ourselves in profound meditation, imploring, praying, and asking our particular, individual Divine Mother to disintegrate the previously understood defect.

This is the precise technique required for the elimination of those undesirable elements that we carry within.

The Divine Mother Kundalini has the power to reduce any subjective and inhuman psychic aggregate to ashes. Without this technique, without this procedure, all efforts to dissolve the ego are fruitless, pointless, and absurd.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 15 (‘Kundalini’) of The Great Rebellion


Prayer asking our Divine Mother to Execute the Defect(s)

“Remember that no Ego or “I” is instantaneously dissolved. Our Divine Mother must work and even suffer very much before achieving the annihilation of any “I’s”.

Make yourselves introspective; direct your prayer within, seeking your Divine Mother within your interior. Then, with sincere supplications, you will be able to talk to Her. Beg her to disintegrate the “I” that you have previously observed and judged.

As the sense of self-observation develops, it will permit you to verify the progressive advancement of your work.

Comprehension and discernment are fundamental. But elimination is necessary if what we want is to disintegrate the Ego, the “myself”.

Remember that the mind can give itself the luxury of labeling any defect, passing it from one department of the mind to the other, showing it, hiding it, etc. However, the mind can never fundamentally alter the defect.

A special power superior to the mind is necessary, a fiery power that is capable of reducing any defect to ashes. … our Divine Mother has that power. She is able to pulverize any psychological defect.

Our Divine Mother lives in our intimacy, beyond the body, affections and the mind. She is, by Herself, an igneous power superior to the mind.

Our own particular, individual Cosmic Mother possesses wisdom, love and power. Absolute perfection exists within Her.

It serves no purpose to repeat: “I will not be lustful”, because within the very depth of our psyche, the “I” of lust will continue to exist anyway. It is useless to repeat daily: “I will not have anger”, because within our psychological depths the “I’s” of anger will continue to exist. It would be useless to repeat daily: “I will no longer be greedy”, because within the different depths of our psyche, the “I’s” of greed will continue to exist.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 32 (Prayer in the Work) of Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology

We must observe, comprehend and eliminate the defects with the help of our Divine Mother in the Garden of Delights.


Separation vs. Elimination

Let’s understand that simply seeing an Ego or “I”, Observing or Discovering it, and even Comprehend it, but without Eliminating it does not end up helping us…

“An “I” which has been cut off from our personality by the knife of consciousness, thrown out of the house like the black sheep of the family, continues in our psychological space.

It then transforms itself into a tempting demon, it insists on returning home. It does not submit so easily. In no way does it wish to eat the bitter bread of exile.

It looks for an opportunity, and when we let down our guard for a minute it: accommodates itself anew within our psyche.

Gravest of all, is that within an exiled “I” there is always a certain percentage of Essence, consciousness, that is still imprisoned.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 17 (‘The Knife of Consciousness’) of The Great Rebellion


The Liberation of the Essence

“A determined percentage of Consciousness is liberated when any “I” or Ego is disintegrated. Hence, the emancipation or liberation of the Essence or Consciousness without the disintegration of each “I” is impossible.

The greater the quantity of disintegrated “I’s”, the greater the degree of self-consciousness. The lesser the quantity of disintegrated “I’s”, the lesser the percentage of awakened Consciousness. Therefore, the awakening of the Consciousness is only possible by dissolving the “I” or Ego, by dying in oneself, here and now.

As long as the Essence or Consciousness continues bottled up within each one of the “I” that we carry within our interior, it will always be asleep, in a subconscious state. It is urgent to transform the sub-consciousness into consciousness. This is only possible by annihilating the “I’s” by dying within ourselves.

Thus, it is impossible to awaken without first having died within ourselves.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 10 (The Different I’s) of Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology


Part of the elimination of the Ego is the use of the Creative Energy (the Sexual Energy). This is something that distinguishes Authentic Esotericism from Pseudo-Esotericism and from those who use Esoteric terms or the term “Gnosis” to conceal methods which only lead to more suffering, more karma and more subjectivity.

When Gnosis talks about sex, it talks about it in the same way that Buddhism does with regards to “White Tantra”. This means to connect with our spouse and to disconnect without the loss of the sexual energy, without the spasm or orgasm. To have sex and enjoy the connection between man & woman, but without the loss of any energy.


We must work with our Divine Mother to Eliminate our Egos

“No matter how hard one tries to evade the question of the Kundalini, it remains a very serious problem. In fact, the ‘ungrateful child’ never progresses in the esoteric work on themselves. Obviously, an ‘ungrateful child’ is anyone who scorns “ISIS”, our own particular, individual, Divine Cosmic Mother.

ISIS is one of the autonomous parts of our own Being, yet a derivative. The igneous serpent of our magical powers is Kundalini. Only “ISIS” has the absolute power to disintegrate any “I”…

As we already stated … the igneous serpent of our magical powers is found coiled three and a half times inside of a certain magnetic center located in the coccyx at the base of the spinal column.

…Through White Tantra the serpent ascends victoriously along the spinal canal awakening the powers of deification. Through Black Tantra the serpent hurtles downward from the coccyx toward the atomic infernos of the human being. This is how many are transformed into terribly perverse demons.

…The evil consequences of Black Tantra are crystallized in the pluralized “I”. The hypnotic power of the descending serpent has submerged humanity into unconsciousness.

By contrast, only the ascending serpent can awaken us.

This truth is an axiom of Hermetic wisdom.

…Conscious Willpower is always represented as a sacred woman, Mary, Isis, who crushes the head of the descending serpent.

The dual flow of light, the living and astral fire of the Earth has been represented in the Ancient Mysteries as a serpent with a bull, male goat, or dog’s head. This is the double serpent of the Caduceus of Mercury and the tempting serpent of Eden. But it is also the bronze serpent of Moses entwined in the “TAU”, that is to say, the “Generating LINGAM”.

It is the “Male Goat” of the Sabbath, the Baphomet of Gnostic Templars, the HYLE of Universal Gnosticism, and the double tail of the serpent that forms the feet of the solar ABRAXAS.

The “BLACK LINGAM” inserted in the metallic “yoni”, (symbols of the God Shiva, of Hindustani divinity) is the secret key to awaken and develop the ascendant serpent or Kundalini. This is under the life long condition of never spilling the “vessel of Hermes Trismegistus,” the thrice great God, Ibis of Thoth.

Black Tantra practitioners are different. They awaken and develop the abominable Kundabuffer organ, serpent of temptation from Eden, when they commit the unpardonable crime of spilling the sacred wine during their rites.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 17 (‘The Knife of Consciousness’) of The Great Rebellion



“At that marvelous instant in the garden of delights, at the exquisite moment when the male organ (or penis) enters deep into the woman’s vagina, a very exceptional kind of electric induction takes place. In these moments our organism is undergoing electric impulses, and this offers us surprising possibilities…

In depth psychological change can emerge in the profundity of the Consciousness if we know how to intelligently make use of the cosmic opportunity that we have in those moments… But we lose this marvelous opportunity when we intend to simply gratify our senses…

Miserable is the Samson of the Kabalah who allows Delilah to put him to sleep… To fall like a beast into lustful temptation is equivalent to throwing away the best opportunity. Instead of the fatal incontinence of the sexual libido it is better to pray;

In the Ancient Mysteries it was taught (in secret) that sex is a form of prayer. The gnostic patriarch, Saint Augustine, said:

“Why are we not to believe that humans, before the fall into sin, could dominate the sexual organs in the same way as they do the other parts of the body?”

The “sin” of fornication associated with sex is the waste of that tremendous creative energy through orgasm…

-paraphrase from Ch. 23 (Elimination) of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom


The Secret of Happiness

“The secret of happiness of the Intimate God of each creature consists in the relationship that It has with itself… The proper divine state is that of supreme happiness, sexual enjoyment comes from the relationship of the Divinity with itself…

The seven cosmos, which shine gloriously in infinite space, sexually intertwine … Why should the Microcosmic human being be an exception?

Man and Woman always adore each other… Sexual joy then, is a legitimate right of the human being and comes from the relationship of divinity with itself. In other words, sexual joy is terribly divine.

Saint Albert said that

“the spiritual man must direct carnal intercourse towards a moral objective”,and that“a sexual function based only on the pleasure of the senses leads us to the most infamous of vices”.

If we valiantly grasp the sexual spear of Love with the sincere purpose of reducing to cosmic dust (in successive order) each one of the various subjective elements or “I’s” we carry within, then Light is brought forth within us.

Inside each one of the varied and argumentative, loud-mouthed “I’s” or Egos which personify our psychological errors, exists psychic material or substance, psychic Essence…

Just as when the atom is split energy is liberated, so too does the total disintegration of any of the various infernal “I’s” or Egos liberate the Essence, Light… We should therefore make light, create light…

-paraphrase from Ch. 23 (Elimination) of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom


Comprehension and Elimination

Comprehension is basic in transcendental psychology but it is obviously not everything, we also need to eliminate.

In Devi Kundalini, the Igneous Serpent of our Magic Powers, is the key. It is impossible to eliminate the Devil-“I’s” (psychological defects) without the help of our own particular Divine Mother, Devi Kundalini…

In the supreme moment of sexual surrender, at the height of sex, meditate and pray so as not to fall into temptation… In these moments of happiness, plead with all the force of your Heart, beg your Divine Mother Kundalini to eliminate the Ego or Devil-“I” from your interior.

This refers to the psychological defect which you have already comprehended through profound meditation.

This is how we die from instant to instant. Only with death can the New arrive.”

-paraphrase from Ch. 23 (Elimination) of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom



So, we have shared 2 very important keys of the Psychological Work:

1) Elimination through prayer
2) Sexual Continence

When we pray for the Elimination of a Defect, we pray to our own personal Divine Mother (who dwells in our intimate depths). And we mentioned that, in the Ancient Mysteries, it was taught that Sex was a form of prayer.

The particular method to using this transformative key is not to lose the energy through “the spasm” or orgasm. This means to perform “White Tantra”, to insert the penis into the vagina and then withdraw it before the loss of the creative energy (through orgasm).

Combining this with Prayer will produce marvelous results…


Supplement: Understanding the Need for Repentance with our Prayers

“Question: …how could we know if our Mother Kundalini does or does not forgive mistakes such as: betrayal, adultery, lust, … and all that…?

Answer: Well, with the greatest pleasure I will answer your question… First of all, so that there is, let’s say, a pardon, for FORGIVENESS to exist, there needs to be someone who asks for that pardon, someone who is REPENTANT. How could someone get a pardon who has not repented? Is it fair to pardon someone who does not repent for a crime?

But if you committed the crime which you now repent and sincerely apologize for, then you can be forgiven, right? But if one does not repent nor ask for forgiveness, if one is happy with the crime, then could or should that person really be give a pardon who has not asked for it, and who does not wish it and does not want it?

ANYONE CAN GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT. Going even further: We could not get anyone into Heaven “the hard way”, meaning by force, if they do not want to go.

We could not teach Gnosis to another person if that other person does not accept it; we could not give a drink to a person if that person does not want it. We can provide it for them, but if they do not want it, then how can we force or make them drink?

This is the case of BRUTUS, right? Brutus betrayed the Guru, and not only betrayed him, but never repented for the betrayal, never apologized, never wanted forgiveness. Why should someone be given a pardon when they do not apologize? Why should someone be forgiven who has not repented for a crime?

If Brutus enters into the work in the Ninth Sphere continuing with the crime of treason, then could the Divine Mother Kundalini perhaps reward that treason? I am sure that THE DIVINE MOTHER KUNDALINI DOES NOT REWARD CRIMES; ALTHOUGH SHE CAN FORGIVE US IF THERE IS REPENTANCE, but she would not become an accomplice in crime.

If the Divine Mother can forgive crimes without the subject repenting thereof, without them begging for forgiveness, then she would obviously become an accomplice to the crime, she would be criminal as well, and I do not think that God the Mother can become an accomplice to the crime, a delinquent. If simply because the subject enters into the work in the Ninth Sphere, then for that simple reason the Divine Mother, necessarily, has to give a pardon for a crime which the subject never repented of, certainly not!

Because the ascent of the Sacred Fire, the ascent of the Serpent in the dorsal spine, is controlled by the MERITS OF HEART. The CARDIAC FIRES CONTROL THE SPINAL FIRES, this is known by anyone who has studied Occult Anatomy; otherwise, our Divine Mother would become an accomplice in crime.

I know a case, whose name I do not mention. It is the case of a lady … having two husbands and practicing Sexual Magic with both, and she thinks that everything is going well. I had to remove her from the Gnostic Movement, expel her, but she believes that everything is going very well. Regarding the first, a poor old man, she says she has him “for piety”, and regarding the second “because she loves him and wants to help him to also Self-realize…”

Do you believe perhaps that Sexual Magic in this way, with three people, a “ball” of three people practicing Sexual Magic, will reach Self-realization? Do you believe that the Divine Mother Kundalini would reward that lady for ADULTERY? What then would the Divine Mother Kundalini give as a reward for adultery? This is impossible, right? Therefore, what I have said with respect to Brutus is true.

First of all, in order for the Sacred Serpent to rise, one needs the MERITS OF HEART. Each of the 33 vertebrae of the spine corresponds to a Virtue or Virtues. The Serpent could not come, for example one could not conquer the 10th vertebra, if the candidate is not tested beforehand. One could not have the Serpent conquer the 20th vertebra, if the candidate does not meet the requirements of that vertebra. In the spine are all 33 degrees of Occult Freemasonry and it is not possible for the Serpent to rise, to pass from degree to degree, if no corresponding merits exist…

What if all murderers, drunkards, fornicators, thieves, etc.., just by the fact that they work with Sexual Magic could become perfect, would the Serpent rise up the spine and convert them into Gods? What kind of “Gods” would they be? Thieving Gods, Murdering Gods, Traitorous Gods? What then would become of the Cosmic Order of the Worlds? …”

-Paraphrase from the Lecture #057 “The Power of Conscious Faith” [‘El Poder de la Fe Consciente’] translated from El Quinto Evangelio by Samael Aun Weor