The Path of Initiation – There are eight Initiations of Major Mysteries and nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries. To reach the great Initiations of Major Mysteries is impossible without having passed through the nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries. The path of the heart is the path of the Innermost. Therefore, the path of the heart opens up for us only with sanctity. We receive the cross of the Initiation within the Heart Temple. We live the Golgotha within the Heart Temple. The infinite universe is a system of hearts.
The Kundalini Kundalini is the fire of the Holy Spirit. Kundalini is a liquid fire of a purely spiritual nature. Kundalini is the igneous serpent of our magical powers. Kundalini is found enclosed within a membranous pouch that is nourished by the rays of the Sun and of the Moon. This membranous pouch is found concentrated within the coccygeal bone. The fire of the Holy Spirit and the Kundalini are the same. The difference between the Kundalini and the Holy Spirit is just a circumstance of names. In the East, the sexual force is called Kundalini, and in the West it is called the Holy Spirit. Yet, it is the same sexual fire, enclosed within the membranous pouch in the coccyx.
In the east, this canal is called Shushumna. That canal remains closed in ordinary people. However, the seminal vapors open it and expose it, so that the Kundalini can enter through its inferior orifice, in order to ascend upwards through a thread situated in the center of this canal. The opening of the orifice of this canal of Shushumna is performed under the direction of an angelic atom, which is situated in the semen. This fine thread through which the Kundalini ascends is very delicate.
The Kundalini descends one or more canyons (vertebrae) according to the magnitude of the fault.
In Gnosticism, we call the spinal vertebrae canyons or pyramids. Each canyon is related with certain esoteric powers. There are 33 spinal canyons. When the Kundalini fire has already risen through the 33 canyons, then within the Astral Plane, the Staff of the Patriarchs is delivered to the Gnostic. High Initiation is received when the Staff of the Patriarchs has been received. High Initiation is the fusion of the Spiritual Soul with the Innermost. The Spiritual Soul is the Buddhic or Intuitive body. When the Buddhic Body is fused with the Innermost, then a new Heavenly Man, a new master is born. This new master has to take out his psychic extracts, which are enclosed within his Vital, Astral, Mental, and Causal bodies. This task is really very difficult, and this is performed by means of the fire of the Kundalini.
The first psychic extract that has to be patiently drawn out is the ethereal extract. That extract is called Arronsa. The master has to awaken the Kundalini in his Ethereal Body (Vital Body), just as he did in his physical body.
Once the master has patiently made his Kundalini rise upwards through the spinal column of his Ethereal Body, then this master achieves the removal of his psychic extract that is enclosed within his Ethereal Body. Next, that extract is assimilated within his Buddhic Body or Spiritual Soul. This is how the master acquires the power over the Tattvas, which will allow him to govern the four elements of Nature.
The very difficult labor of awakening the Kundalini in the Ethereal Body and making it rise upwards, canyon after canyon, just as it was done in the physical body, is performed under the direction of a “specialist.” Arronsa is the name of the psychic extract of the Ethereal Body. Therefore, Arronsa is the mantra the new master must vocalize in order to awaken his Kundalini, and to make it rise upwards through the spinal column of his Ethereal Body. Arronsa can only be pronounced by the masters, yet I have written it in this book in order for it to be a guide to the new masters who with my teachings will be born.
Once the ethereal extract is liberated, the master has to perform analogous labors with the Astral, Mental, and Causal bodies in a successive order. All of these psychic extracts must be assimilated by the internal master, in order for him to become Self-realized in depth and to have the complete right to enter into Nirvana. Then, when reaching this degree, the master is an omnipotent god, a majesty of fire, a sovereign of creation in its entirety. This is the science of the serpent.
The Buddhic Body The Buddhic Body is the Diamond Soul of the Innermost. The Buddhic Body is the superlative and ennobling consciousness of our Being.
The Buddhic Body is the Spiritual Soul of the Being. Thus, when the Innermost is fused with his Spiritual Soul, the Heavenly Man, the master, is born. The Buddhic Body or Spiritual Soul has his diocese within the heart. Thus, the Heart Temple is the diocese of what is most dignified and decent within our Being. The fires of the heart control the Kundalini. The Kundalini (the fire of the Holy Spirit) rises under the control of the fires of the heart. The ascent of the Kundalini depends upon the merits of the heart. The path of the heart is the path of the Innermost. Therefore, the path of the heart opens up for us only with sanctity. We receive the cross of the Initiation within the Heart Temple. We live the Golgotha within the Heart Temple. The infinite universe is a system of hearts. Therefore, the path of sanctity is the path of the heart. The Diamond Soul or Buddhic Body must receive the five stigmata and be totally christified in order to fuse itself with the Innermost. The Gnostic medic must follow the path of sanctity in order to Self-realize himself in depth.
1. There are eight Initiations of Major Mysteries and nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries.
2. To reach the great Initiations of Major Mysteries is impossible without having passed through the nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries.
3. I am very deeply sorry that certain spiritualist societies do not know how to interpret the maximum sacrifice of the martyr of Golgotha.
4. Samael Aun Weor, Master of the venerable White Lodge, is indeed very sorry that the students of certain secret societies never talk about the nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries.
5. I declare that when arriving at the degree of Aseka, or Hierophant of the Fifth Initiation of Major Mysteries, the following seven paths are opened before the master:
a) To continue with humanity, working for humanity.
b) To continue within the internal planes as Nirmanakaya, working for humanity.
c) To join the evolution of the angels or devas.
d) To form part of the government of the Logos.
e) To prepare the work of the future Ethereal Age of the Earth.
f) To enter into the ineffable joy of Nirvana.
g) To perform superior works of Nirvana.
The Kundalini must ascend towards the brain; it must then proceed towards the sacred sanctuary of the heart. The Kundalini dwells within the electrons. Sages meditate on the Kundalini. Devotees adore and worship the Kundalini in their homes of perfection. When the solar and lunar atoms unite, we drink the nectar of immortality because the Kundalini has awoken. The solar and lunar atoms unite in the triveni, which is located near the coccyx. Then by way of electric induction, the union of these atoms awakens the Kundalini.
When the Kundalini awakens, the devotee sees marvelous visions and hears multiple sounds. When the Kundalini awakens, it develops all of the powers of the soul. When the Kundalini awakens, one sees a very brilliant, sparkling light equivalent to 10,000 suns that shine with happiness all on their own accord, along with the church of Ephesus.
Whosoever raises the energy of the Kundalini to the pineal gland, actually achieves supra-consciousness (Nirvikalpa Samadhi). The person who reaches this higher state is an illuminated one, a God.
The Kundalini dwells within the triangular cavity known as the Celestial Triangle. This is the center of the church of Ephesus. This marvelous temple of Ephesus is a splendid lotus of four petals. The church of Ephesus has the luminosity of 10,000,000 suns.
The earth elemental of the Wwise corresponds to this lotus flower. When the sacred serpent opens the church of Ephesus, powers over the elemental creatures that live in the womb of the earth are then granted to us. We then have control over earthquakes.
When the Kundalini reaches the heart it opens up the chakra of Thyatira. This grants us the power to work with the four winds. The lotus of the heart has twelve petals and its element is the air elemental of the Wise. Whosoever wants to learn how to enter into the supra-sensible worlds with the physical body must awaken the chakra of the heart. This is what is known as “Jinn” science. Then, indeed, the human body can leave the physical plane and enter the supra-sensible worlds. When the sacred serpent reaches the heart it opens the church of Thyatira and transforms us into intuitive human beings.
When the Kundalini has risen to the region of the larynx it grants the power of hearing the voices of those beings that live in the supra-sensible worlds. The church of Sardis is in the chakra of the larynx; this chakra has sixteen petals. When the Kundalini reaches this height, it flourishes upon our fertile lips made verb.
When the Kundalini reaches the mid brow it opens the church of Philadelphia. The point between the eyebrows is known as the Eye of Wisdom. The Father dwells within this magnetic center. The chakra of the midbrow has two petals; it is the throne of the mind.
When the mind-matter is transformed into Christie-mind, we attain the mantle of the Buddhas and the Eye of Shiva. Anyone who awakens this chakra becomes clairvoyant.
When the Kundalini reaches the pineal gland it opens the church of Laodicea. This chakra has 1,000 splendid, sparkling petals. This is the crown that shines like an aura of light upon the head of the Saints. The atom of the Holy Spirit exists in the pineal gland. It is in this church that we attain the white dove of the Holy Spirit; here we fill ourselves with illumination, wisdom and omniscience.
In the church of Ephesus we conquer the earth. In the church of Smyrna we conquer the water. In the church of Pergamus we conquer the fire. In the church of llyatira we conquer the air. In the church of Sardis we conquer the Akasic fluids. In the church of Philadelphia we conquer the mind. In the church of Laodicea we conquer the light.
The atom of the Father is found within the magnetic center at the root of the nose. The atom of the Son is found in the pituitary gland, and the atom of the Holy Spirit is found in the pineal gland.
Ttie lotus ot 1,000 petals is the Diamond Eye that grants us the perfect ecstasy and the ineffable happiness of the human Gods. The church of Laodicea gives us the power to consciously project, in spirit and in truth, in order to travel within the regions of Nirvana. Whosoever raises the serpent over the staff must be chaste in thought. word, and deed.
Ladder of Life A mystical symbol of ascending stages of consciousness. The ladder appears in the Bible (Genesis 28.12) as the bridge between heaven and earth, and in the Kabbalah as the Tree of Life or “Ladder of Lights”. The rungs of the ladder represent different emanations, or levels of existence, in the cosmos.
Within man, the Kundalini is likewise the power of catharsis and transformation and when she rises within the Sushumna nadi located within the spine and pierces the seven centers of power in the limbic area at the top of the head, she grants the experience of Self-realization. As such she must be considered a mother of the twice born, a feminine, motherly power whose pure desire is to bestow the blessings of inner growth on her own child.
The Kundalini remains dormant in the sacrum bone until the moment of its manifestation. Over the millennia, very few people achieved Kundalini awakening and this is why knowledge of it was shrouded in mystery and secrecy.
The Kundalini was protected down the centuries from the curiosity of the masses by a strict esotericism, but nonetheless it would take hundreds of pages to cite all the initiatory texts which have glorified her, and to present the symbols through which she appears in art and architecture across many cultures. It would seem that the masters of the Order of the Templar, back from the Crusades, knew something about it.
These ecstatic moments expressed the meeting of the with the Spirit in the seventh center at the top of the head: thus the Spirit stood revealed. “In the heart resides the Atman, the Self. It is the center of a hundred and one little channels…in these moves… the breath.”
Self-realization is a holistic moment that can be accessible to you. In the same way that this meeting (in Sanskrit, yoga or union) would reveal the qualities of your Spirit to your consciousness, it would also reveal your Kundalini to you. Through her, the cosmic energy of the Holy Ghost is revealed as Her inner form within you. Your Self would not then recede in withdrawn contemplation.
As the reflection of the Spirit in man, it carries outwards its jubilant dynamism, creativity and compassion. Hence Self-realization triggers a score of constructive social attitudes and behaviors. The Kundalini is felt on the central nervous system. As the ancient BOOK OF JOB (4:15) records: “The Spirit can make itself felt as a soft breeze.”
Each finger and specific location in the hand corresponds to a specific chakra, and sensations in the fingers decode the messages coming from the corresponding chakras. We read in the Koran: “On that day We shall seal their mouths – Their hands will speak?” Your hands can speak. If he gets his self-realization, our skeptic will feel the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost on his very own hands. The Kundalini is the inner manifestation of the Goddess or Holy Spirit. The Breath is, so to say, its outer manifestation. In his translation of the Bible,
“What is born of the flesh is flesh. What is born of the Breath is Breath. Do not marvel at what I tell: you must be born from above. The Breath blows where it wills and you will hear its voice but you do not know whence it comes or where it goes. And so it is for those born from the breath.”
Self-realization manifests at the exact moment that the Kundalini pierces the fontanel membrane at the top of the head. Some feel the waves of grace, which flow from the Sahasrara into the left and right channels while others simply enjoy the silent consciousness and the physical perception of the vibrations, which mark the integration of the central nervous system and the spiritual awareness. The fusion of the human and cosmic planes takes place instantaneously. From the instant of realization, the nervous system becomes conscious of the autonomic system. Auto, in the sense given by Shri Mataji to this term, means the Self. The awareness of the Self or Atma, which is a spark of the Self of God (Paramatma) is dawning in our conscious mind. Straightaway the new spiritual sensibility manifests on the physical level. The cool breeze of the vibrations conveys the message of the unconscious.