Arcanum 10 – Yod י

The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is י (Yod, Jod or Iod) who’s numeric significance is 10 and its kabalistic significance is also 10. 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 № 10 from the esoteric point of view is really transcendental.

The circle with a dot in the centre is a totally phallic symbol; the point elongated, converts itself into a line, the Lingam. If we place the line to the left, it forms the Number 10, in this number are to be found all of the secrets of the Lingam-Yoni, the Laws of Irradiation and Absorption. It is not possible to attain the Intimate Self-Realization of the Being without having worked in the Sahaja Maithuna.

Arcanum № 10 is the Wheel of Samsara, the Cosmogenic Wheel of Ezekiel. In that wheel we find the Battle of the Antitheses. In that wheel is contained the whole secret of the Tree of Knowledge. Arcanum № 10 is the Wheel of the Centuries; in the tragic wheel which is the ancient Law of Return, it is logical that this law is intimately linked with the Law of Recurrence that is to say, that everything comes to pass just as it has happened before, with the addition of the good or bad consequences, the same dramas repeat themselves, this is called Karma.



When we ask for something, many times the angels respond by showing us a clock. The Disciple must focus on the time on the clock. That is the Clock of destiny, and the answer is to be found in the hour. The reply is always given to one in the esoteric allegory of the Clock. One must learn to understand the Clock.

HOUR: “THE 1st HOUR OF APOLLONIUS”: “transcendental study of occultism.”


-From Ch.96 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

Description of the Card of the 10th Arcanum: “RETRIBUTION”

In the Waters of Life, we find TWO SERPENTS: the Positive, Solar Serpent which cured the Israelites in the desert and the Negative, Lunar Serpent, the Tempting Serpent of Eden, that of the Lunar Bodies, the Bodies of Sin.

In the middle section is the WHEEL OF FORTUNE, or the Wheel of Samsara; the Wheel of Deaths and Births. On the right side arises HERMANUBIS, evolving; to the left descends TYPHON BAPHOMET in involution.

At the end of 108 lives, the wheel has made a complete turn; while it rises we observe Evolution through the Mineral, Vegetable, Animal and Human Kingdoms, going down, it descends via the same route.

The Wheel of Samsara revolves 3,000 times; after this, the Essence, having passed through many purifications and sufferings returns to the Absolute, but without Self-Realization.

In the upper part of the card, the Sphinx, in equilibrium above the Wheel, representing the Mother Nature. The Sphinx is the Elemental Intercessor of the Blessed Mother Goddess of the World. In it we will find represented the Five Elements:


-From Ch.10 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor


In Arcanum № 10 we find the Wheel of Destiny, the cosmogenic wheel of Ezekiel. Within this wheel we find the Struggle of the Antithesis, Hermanubis on the right, Typhon on the left. This is the wheel of ages, it is the Wheel of Fortune, of REINCARNATION and of KARMA; the Terrible Wheel of Retribution – above the Wheel is the Mystery of the Sphinx.

In the Wheel of ANTITHESIS the two serpents are in mutual combat. Within this wheel is enclosed the whole secret of the Tree of Knowledge.

The Four Rivers of Paradise flow from a single source, one of them flows through the dense forest of the sun, watering the Philosophical Earth of the Gold of Light; and the other, tenebrous and murky, circulates through the Kingdom of the Abyss.

LIGHT AND DARKNESS; White and Black Magic, are in mutual combat. Eros and Anteros, Cain and Abel live within us in intense struggle, until, discovering the Mystery of the Sphinx, we take up the Flaming Sword, we then liberate ourselves from the Wheel of Centuries.

Arcanum № 10 is kabalistically called the Kingdom or Vital Center, it is called the Formative Root of all the Laws of Nature and the Cosmos. To form means to conceive intellectually and to later draw or construct. For this reason the 10 is the Formative Principle of all things.

The circle with a point in the center represents the mysteries of the Lingam-Yoni; the Circle is the Absolute, the Eternal Feminine Principle, it is the Yoni from which all Universes are born. The point is the Lingam, The Eternal Masculine Principle. The circle with a point is the Macrocosmos, it is with the mysteries of the Lingam-Yoni that Universes can be created. The Circle is Receptive; the Point is Projective. If the point is elongated, prolonged, it becomes a line, dividing the circle in Two.

With the point in movement we then have the Lingam-Yoni, the two sexes, Masculine and Feminine. Removing the line from within the circle we then have the Number 10 and also the Mantram of the Divine Mother [“IO”].

The entire Universe is a product of sexual energy; without the power of creative energy the universe could not be formed; without Creative Sexual Energy there is no Universe, for this reason “10” is the Formative Principle of all Nature.

The circle with the point in the center can also be expressed as follows:

The number 10 teaches us many things; lets remember the circle which is the symbol of the Divine Mother.

We can also say that the following symbols are essentially the same.

It is said that NUMBER 10 is the base, the Kingdom, and that the person who obeys the mandates of this ARCANUM sees the Return of all things.

If the student knows how to obey he will see the return of all things, will be elevated to illumination and will be able to see the Ebb and Flow of all things because he is an Illuminate.

The Kabalah says that we see things in accordance with the extent to which we begin to obey the “10”. In this number “10” are the Principles:


Here is the Verb in its triple aspect.

The point within the circle which in movement becomes a line, can take the following forms:

We have already seen that the 10 comes from the abovementioned symbol, as also the “IO”, which is the Mantram of the Divine Mother, giving rise also to the 10 Emanations of Prakriti or that is, the 10 Sephiroth of the Kabalah. The 10 Sephiroth are:

1. KETHER: the Father, the Logos.
2. CHOKMAH the Son, Triune.
3. BINAH: the Holy Spirit, the Sephirothic Crown.

This is the First Triangle.

After the Sephirothic Crown comes:

4. CHESED: This is the Atman, the Intimus, our Divine Being.
5. GEBURAH: The Feminine Spiritual Soul, the Buddhi.
6. TIPHERETH: This is Manas, the Human Soul.

This is the Second Triangle. Buddhi is the Superlative Consciousness of the Being, it is the Principle of Justice, the Law. When Consciousness is spoken of, it is Buddhi, the Elohim, who says: “Do Battle for me in the name of TE-TRA-GRAM-MA-TON”.

In the Third Triangle we have:

7. NETZACH: the Solar Mind, the Christ Mind.
8. HOD: The Legitimate Solar Astral Body
9. YESOD : It is the Cubic Stone, Sex.
10. MALCHUTH: The Physical Body.

The 10 Sephiroth are within us, underlying all organic and inorganic matter. Every human being has them, however it is necessary to incarnate them. Once Self-Realized, the Sephiroth shine like precious gems within Atman. The Sephiroth form regions where Angels, Cherubim, Powers etc., live.

The Sephiroth have their points of relationship with the Physical Body. Sephirothic Location in the Physical Body:

[1] KETHER: Crown, upper part of the head
[2] CHOKMAH: Right side of the brain
[3] BINAH: Left side of the brain
[4] CHESED: In the right arm
[5] GEBURAH: In the left arm.
[6] TIPHERETH: In the heart.
[7] NETZACH: In the right leg.
[8] HOD: In the left leg.
[9] YESOD: In the sexual organs.
[10] MALKUTH: In the feet.

These are the points of contact of the Sephiroth with the physical body. The Sephiroth are atomic; they are not atoms of Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, THEY ARE ATOMS OF A SPIRITUAL NATURE WHICH BELONG TO OCCULT, ESOTERIC AND SPIRITUAL CHEMESTRY.

The Sephiroth are masculine, and there exist SEPHIRAHS which are feminine, the Neutral Zone constitutes the profound space, the Magnetic Fields, etc. THIS WILL NOT BE FOUND IN BOOKS, IT MUST BE DISCOVERED FOR ONESELF, I SPEAK TO YOU FROM THE DIRECTLY MYSTICAL POINT OF VIEW.

-From Ch.10 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the
Tarot and Kabalah
by Samael Aun Weor


Arcanum 10 of the Tarot is the WHEEL OF FORTUNE, it is the same wheel of Samsara, the tragic wheel which symbolizes the LAW OF ANCIENT RETURN. One must differentiate between Return, Reincarnation, and Transmigration, which are completely different.

RETURN: Worlds, heavens, the stars, the four seasons return to their original point of life. Throughout the 108 lives of each human being, in accordance with the 108 beads in the necklace of Buddha, the Ego Returns. When DISINCARNATION occurs, some Egos enter the infernal worlds and others return to a new womb; the Ego is composed of many entities, some reincorporate in certain plant and animal organisms, and others, in human wombs, and thus, the Ego comes to a new organism. Within those Egos that return is the bottled up part of the Buddhata (Essence), which is the Divine and substantial part. Indubitably, many parts of us live in animal organisms.

Upon returning to this valley of tears, the same is repeated due to the Law of Recurrence; that is, that everything happens again and again as in other lives. The Law of Return is intimately linked, associated, with the Law of Recurrence, that is to say, everything happens again just as it happened before, with the addition of its good or bad consequences. The same dramas are repeated; this is called Karma.

REINCARNATION: Is the descent of Divinity into a Man. THE INCARNATION OF VISHNU IN A MAN IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS AN AVATAR. Vishnu is really the Christ, the Solar Logos, for this reason in India this reincarnation was called the making of Vishnu. Krishna spoke about this saying: “Only the Devas reincarnate”.

TRANSMIGRATION: Is when the Being begins to constitute part of the Mineral Kingdom, after a great length of time evolves to the Vegetable Kingdom, and later over a period of eternities, it goes on up to the Animal Kingdom, and then rises to the Human State where it is assigned 108 lives, if at the end of the 108 lives it has not Self-Realized, involution commences in the Submerged Kingdoms of planet Earth, the animaloid, vegetabloid and mineraloid states are recapitulated.

In the profundities of the Abyss, in the Atomic Infernos of Nature, the Essence or BUDDHATA is purified, is liberated from the Ego by the disintegration of the very same activity; and so the Essence freed after eternities ascends, beginning once again in the Mineral Kingdom, then the Vegetable, the Animal, until rising to the Human State previously lost. THIS IS THE LAW OF THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS. Only by awakening Consciousness will we know if we are already involuting and returning to begin again.

Everything to do with Return and Transmigration is of a Lunar order ; only Reincarnation is Solar. The Solar Forces separate from the Law of Return, from the Law of Recurrence. All of this forms part of Arcanum № 10; while we do not dissolve the Ego, we must continue Returning.

TO LIBERATE ONESELF IT IS NECESSARY TO “DIE”, THE DEATH OF THE EGO IS INDISPENSIBLE; THEN THE “RETURN” IS LEFT BEHIND. If one studies the “Egyptian Book of the Dead”, one sees that it is Isis who is called to put the “Ego” to death, without the Divine Mother the death of the Ego is impossible. The Essence is freed with the death of the Ego and becomes lost in Osiris, the Divine Christ. The Essence resuscitates in the heart of Osiris, where will our feelings, our attachment to things, and our desires be? all that will no longer exist.

We have to die in order to free ourselves from the tragic wheel; we have to incinerate the seeds so that the Ego may not revive, and bathe in the waters of Lethe and Eunoe; to be confirmed in the Light; to kill Cain who is the Lunar Mind. That Mind is useless, it must be eliminated, it must be put to Death because it is the animal.

For that reason, the ancients saw in the Moon the figure of Cain; the mind was called Cain, and it was the hunter, and the Mind goes about hunting wealth, social position, fame. Scoundrels use this Mind in order to triumph, they consider themselves to be powerful sages with that well-cultivated Lunar Animal Mind.

There exists a figure of a Decapitated Angel; the Angel of Samothrace. That sculpture means that after the “Ego” has been dissolved, after having burned the seeds, having bathed and been confirmed in the Light etc., one must pass through the Decapitation. The death of the Lunar Body and the Lunar Mind is missing, these two bodies which constitute Cain are the two Subjective Elements, those which must be decapitated.

Then only Osiris remains, and the Essence which rests in the heart of Osiris; one then has the right to wear the Asp (the Serpent) upon the brow, and as is said in the “Book of the Dead”, “one may now be seated as the other Osiris are seated and wear the Serpent upon one’s forehead”, one now has the Verb and, having triumphed, one’s powers are not utilized in an egoistical manner.

OSIRIS IS THE COSMIC CHRIST, an Osirified man now has the Cosmic Christ, now no longer has Subjective Elements, now has freed himself from that Tragic Wheel of Lives and Deaths wherein is rooted the cause of Pain.

The most violent struggle in order to attain the elimination of the Ego is with the terrible Tempting Serpent which is the abominable Kundartiguador Organ, the tail of Satan, this is the horrible Python which Apollo wounded with his arrows. It is the antithesis of the Divine Mother, dense and frightening matter, which fights against us. As long as we are not within the “Boat of Isis” we serve for nothing.

According to Egyptian Wisdom, Thoth is Hermes, and Hermes is Mercury; the Great Hierophant, the Minister, the Ambassador of the Solar Logos, the Great Instructor who elevates us from Initiation to Initiation. But, who is he within us? He is the “Ens Seminis”.

Only through The Great Death are we able to escape from the Great Wheel and from the Pain of this World which is totally impermanent and painful. We must pass beyond the affection we feel for our loved ones; this is something which costs us a lot of work. This world is terribly painful; the only thing which is worthwhile in living is to Self-Realize because everything else is vain.

-From Ch.32 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

SYNTHESIS of Arcanum 10:

ONLY BY MEANS OF THE ARCANUM A.Z.F. DO WE LIBERATE OURSELVES FROM THE WHEEL OF SAMSARA. The Sephiroth make up the body of Adam-Kadmon. When a man Self-Realizes himself in depth, he enters the Kingdom of Adam Kadmon. In the end the Kingdom of Adam-Kadmon is absorbed into the Absolute, where life shines forth, free in its movement.

-From Ch.32 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

The Tenth Arcanum: ARCANUM 10

In this lecture we are going to study the Arcanum ten (10) of the Tarot. It is necessary to analyze the cosmogonic wheel of Ezekiel. In this Wheel, we find the battle of Antitheses. Hermanubis rises through the right and Typhon descends through the left of the fatal wheel.

This is the wheel of the centuries, the wheel of reincarnations and of Karma. Upon the wheel appears the mystery of the sphinx grasping the Flaming Sword between its Lion’s paws. This is the wheel of antithesis. The Serpent of Brass that healed the Israelites in the wilderness and the Terrible tempting serpent of Eden are mutually combating each other. The entire secret of the tree of knowledge is enclosed within this wheel.

The four rivers of paradise flow from this unique fountain, one of them runs through the thick jungle of the Sun watering the Philosophical Earth of Gold and Light and the other circulates tenebrously and turbulently into the Kingdom of the Abyss.

Light and darkness, White Magic and Black Magic are mutually combating each other. Eros and Anteros, Cain and Abel live within us in an intense battle, until by discovering the mystery of the sphinx, we grasp the flaming sword, and then we liberate ourselves from the wheel of the centuries.


The lunar consciousness sleeps profoundly, it is the product of our unfaithful memory, the human being only has consciousness of that which he remembers; no one can have consciousness of things he can not remember.

The Sinful Adam is memory. He is the same reincarnating “I”, he is the lunar consciousness. Clairvoyants affirm that it is formed by the atoms of the secret enemy. It is a tenebrous remnant of our lunar past (the Larva of the Threshold).

Our Gnostic disciples must comprehend that this kind of lunar consciousness means something to be conscious of; and someone to be conscious of it. The lunar conscience is subjected to all kinds of limitations, qualifications, restrictions, reactions; it is a product of matter, the outcome of the inheritance of our race, family, habits, customs, prejudices, desires, fears, appetites, etc.

The Sinful Adam with his lunar consciousness reincarnates with the goal of “supposedly” gaining experience within the school of life. However, life’s experiences complicate and strengthen the Sinful Adam. The once innocent humanity from Eden is now the terrible and perverse humanity of the Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. The innocent child (with the experiences of life) is converted into a sly, distrustful, malicious, avaricious, and fearful person, that is the lunar consciousness.

The Devil is a Devil and can never acquire perfection. The great Master H. P. Blavatsky said: “Strengthen your soul against the stalking of the “I”, make her worthy to bear the name of “DIAMOND-SOUL”.”


There exist changes in the consciousness and there exist changes of consciousness. Every development of the consciousness originates changes within it. These changes in the consciousness are superficial and useless. What we need is a change of consciousness.

When we dissolve the Lunar consciousness then the SOLAR consciousness is born within us. It is necessary for the Sinful Adam to die within us so that the Adam Christ can be born within us. When we liberate the solar electronic matter enveloped within the seminal atoms, we grasp the flaming sword.

PERSEUS descends into the Flaming Forge of Vulcan in order to decapitate the SINFUL ADAM (The Medusa) with his flaming sword. John the Baptist is decapitated and CHRIST is crucified in order to save the world. The slaughter of the innocent children (the Initiates) is the repetition of the Initiation. Then the Solar consciousness is born within us; this consciousness contains in itself the knower, knowledge and the known things. Three in One and One in Three.

The Solar consciousness is Omni-present, Omni-penetrating. The Solar consciousness liberates man from the fatal wheel of the centuries.


Uranus is the octave of Venus, governing the masculine and feminine phases of sex; It has a sexual cycle of 84 years; this cycle is divided into periods of 42 years, POSITIVE MASCULINE and NEGATIVE FEMININE. Uranus’ poles are always facing toward the Sun. During 42 years the Positive Pole faces towards the Sun and for another 42 years the Negative Pole.

Now we can understand where that alternating stimuli for both sexes comes from; THE MARVELOUS BIORHYTHM of 84 years. The wheel of the centuries rotates in periods of FORTY. The masculine sex predominates for one half and the feminine sex for the other half.

The sexual cycle of Uranus corresponds with the average length of a human life; this signifies that the antithesis of the sexual cycle in which we were born, vibrates within us during our adulthood. Then we feel sexually stimulated. We comprehend why mature men and women are indeed mature enough to work in the Great Work, and the sexual feelings are more vigorous at this age.


Light and consciousness are two phenomena of the same thing. The higher levels of Christic Consciousness we develop the more degrees of Light we attain.

The planets are gradually absorbing the Christic consciousness of the Sun. Thus when the planets of our solar system have integrally absorbed the Divine Solar Consciousness, then life, light and heat will no longer occupy only the astronomical place of the sun, but the entire solar system will then shine like the Sun.

This is the case of the gigantic sun of ANTARES, which is a million times more rarified than our sun. The light of the solar system of Antares is not only concentrated in its sun, because each one of its planets has become a sun. The planetary humanities enjoy solar consciousness, the outcome of this joy is the splendors of the solar system of Antares.


Speaking of the Ten Sephiroth, in reality, there are Twelve Sephiroth. The AIN SOPH is the Eleventh, and its tenebrous antithesis is the abyss, the Twelfth Sephirah. These are twelve spheres, or universal regions, which mutually penetrate and interpenetrate without mixing together. These twelve spheres gravitate within the central atom of the sign of the Infinite. A solar humanity unfolds within these twelve spheres.

We have already said that the sign of the Infinite is in the center of the earth, in the heart of the earth. The Ten Sephiroth of universal vibration emanate from the Ain Soph, the Micro-Cosmic Star that guides our interior. THE REAL BEING OF OUR BEING. The ten Sephiroth emanate from there as follows:

[1] First, Kether, the Ancient of Days
[2] Second, Chokmah, the region of Wisdom
[3] Third, Binah, intelligence
[4] Fourth, Chesed, the world of the Intimus
[5] Fifth, Geburah, the world of soul-consciousness, the region of rigor and justice
[6] Sixth, Tiphereth, the causal world, the region of willpower, equilibrium and beauty
[7] Seventh, Netzach, the region of victory, the world of the mental man (anyone who achieves the liberation of themselves from the four Bodies of Sin, is a Buddha).
[8] Eighth, Hod, the splendor, the region of the Astral body
[9] Ninth, Yesod, the foundation, sex, the etheric plane
[10] Tenth, Malkuth, the kingdom in general, the physical world.

Malkuth is a supreme filter, from this region we depart to the Ain Soph or to the abyss, such is the law.

The Sephiroth are atomic, the Ten Sephiroth can be reduced to three tables:

• First: The Quantum Table of the radiant energy that comes from the Sun.
• Second: The Atomic Weight Table of the elements of nature.
• Third: The Molecular Weight Table of the compounds, this is Jacob’s ladder, which goes from earth to heaven.

All of the worlds of cosmic consciousness are reduced to these three tables. All of the ten know Sephiroth come from Sephirah, the Divine Mother, who dwells in the Heart Temple.


It is necessary that our Gnostic disciples learn how to get out their physical body in order to travel with their internal vehicles with complete consciousness in order to penetrate within the different Sephirothic regions. It is necessary to directly know the twelve spheres of universal vibration, where all of the beings of the Universe develop and live.

The disciple should concentrate on the Chakra of the Heart, which is where the Cosmic Divine Mother abides. The disciple must beseech the Sephirah, the Mother of the Sephiroth; begging her to take him out from his physical body and take him to the different departments of the kingdom in order to study the Sephiroth of the Kabalah directly.

The disciple must pray and meditate abundantly on the Divine Mother while mentally vocalizing the following Kabalistic Mantrams: “LIFAROS – LIFAROS – LICANTO – LIGORIA” Vocalize these Mantrams by syllabifying them. If you carefully observe the intelligent phonetic structure of these Mantrams, then the three vowels I.A.O. of the great mysteries will stand out. I.A.O. is hidden and combined in these sacred Mantrams of Kabalah. The disciple must become drowsy while mentally vocalizing these four Kabalistic Mantrams.

It is necessary to practice a retrospective exercise when awakening from our normal sleep; this is in order to remember what we have seen and heard during the dream.


Flee from those who sell INITIATIONS. Remember, good devotee, that the Initiation is your own life. If you want the initiation, write it upon a rod (whosoever understands this let him understand it for there is wisdom within). The Path of Liberation is represented by the life, passion, death, resurrection and ascension of our Adorable Savior.

Remember the “I” does not receive Initiations. Do not presume yourself to be an Initiate. Do not say, “I have these Initiations” or “I have these Powers” because this is arrogance and vanity. Only the Intimus receives initiations. You, wretched man, are nothing but the sinning shadow of the one who has never sinned. Diligently die each time more and more in Yourself, so that the “Son of Man” can be born within you.

-From Ch.10 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor


The Ten Sephiroth

1. Man is made up of ten principles:

2. Man is KETHER, the Ancient of Days.

3. The second is CHOKMAH, the COSMIC CHRIST in us.

4. The third is BINAH, the MOTHER, the HOLY SPIRIT in us.

5. The fourth is CHESED, the INTIMUS.

6. CHESED is a precious lamp that the MOTHER carries in her hand.

7. The fifth is GEBURAH, our Spiritual Soul, our Superlative Consciousness, (the BUDDHI)

8. The sixth is our Human Soul, TIPHERETH.

9. The seventh is NETZACH, the Mental Body.

10. The eighth is HOD, the Astral Body.

11. The ninth is JESOD, the Etheric Body.

12. The tenth is MALKUTH, the Physical Body.

13. Moses succeeded in incarnating BINAH in himself, but he did not go further.

14. Happy are those who succeed in incarnating within themselves the COSMIC-CHRIST (CHOKMAH).

15. Still happier are those who incarnate in themselves their own Ancient of Days the Kindness of Kindnesses, their Supreme Absolute I.

16. On the mount of ORAB, the MOTHER appeared to Moses among the burning flame of the bramble, he fell to the ground and his MOTHER BINAH, ADONAI-JEHOVAH, entered into HIM…

17. In this way, Moses was Illuminated.

18. The TEN SEPHIROTH are atomic.

19. In the body of the ANCIENT OF DAYS, the TEN SEPHIROTH shine like precious stones, when we have arrived at three thousand esoteric years.

20. Esoteric ages are esoteric time.

21. Esoteric time is sacred. It is states of consciousness.

22. Esoteric time has nothing to do with profane chronological time.

23. The Sephiroth form the body of ADAM-KADMON.

24. When man has realized himself in depth, he enters the kingdom of ADAM KADMON.

25. In the kingdom of ADAM-KADMON the end is absorbed into the ABSOLUTE where life shines free in its movement.

-Paraphrase from Ch.10 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
available in Magic, Alchemy, and the Great Work


We cannot leave the study of the magic number 10 without referring to the Biblical obligation of the tithe, to which Abraham subjected himself voluntarily, in his relations with the initiate king Melchisedek…

According to the chapter XIV of Genesis

“The king of Sodom went out to meet him (Abraham)… And Melchizedek, king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was a priest of the God Most High. And he Stadium, an ancient Greek and Roman measure of length, equivalent to 1/8 of a Roman mile blessed him, and said: “Blessed be Abraham by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abraham gave him a tenth of everything.”

In its EXOTERIC or public aspect, the obligation of the Tithe in Jewish legislation is the universal duty that all the brothers of the Path have of contributing faithfully with a part of their income –it must not be less than a tenth– in such a manner freely chosen that they consider to be the most appropriate and effective way to sustain the Cause of Truth and Justice…

In its ESOTERIC or secret aspect, the Tithe symbolizes the balance of payments in the sphere of Neptune… It is unquestionable that there we must settle our accounts with the enemies of King Lycus (The Lords of Karma). It is indubitable that all of us assassinate the God Mercury, HIRAM, and it is not possible to resurrect him inside ourselves before paying up for the abject crime…

Therefore, the tithe becomes a practical and necessary complement to the dynamical principle that originates from the deep study of the tenth commandment, that is: Consider as a Source, Fountain and spiritual Providence of the whole Interior and Divine Center of our Life, the Mysterious YOD [ י ] that is hidden in the middle of the Central Delta of the Sanctuary of our Being…

This point concerning the Tithe is clarified by the evangelic words (Mathew VI, 20):

“[19] Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,
[20] but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
[21] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be.”

Chapter III of Malachi says:

“Bring the full Tithes into the Storehouse, that there may be food in my house; and thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.”

-Paraphrase from Ch.42 of The Three Mountains by Samael Aun Weor