Arcanum 12 – Lamed ל

The twelfth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is ל (Lamed) who’s numeric significance is 30 and its kabalistic significance is 12. 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 № 12: Implies Sacrifices, and Sufferings, it is the card of the Apostolate. Arcanum № 12 brings much suffering, and many struggles. It has a very nice synthesis because 1+2=3, which signifies Material as well as Spiritual Production; it is powerful in the spiritual and social realms. This Arcanum promises struggles in the economic and social aspect.


HOUR: “THIRD HOUR OF APOLLONIUS”: “The serpents, the dogs and the fire (sexual magic, the work with Kundalini)”.


-From Ch.98 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

Description of the Card of the 12th Arcanum: “THE APOSTOLATE”

In the Waters of Life [is] the PENTACLE OF SOLOMON, a variant on the Star of Six Points. The three upper points represent the Three Traitors of Hiram Abiff (the Internal Christ), JUDAS, PILATE AND CAIAPHAS (Desire, Mind and Ill-Will).

In the middle are 2 columns each with 9 RUNGS – this is the Ninth Sphere (Sex); we should remember that there are 9 Heavens (the White Column) and 9 Infernal Regions (the Black Column). We have to descend a rung in order to ascend one.

Between the 2 columns there is a man hanging by one foot with his hands tied together. With his feet he forms a cross, and with his arms, the INVERTED TRIANGLE. This figure represents that Sex dominates Reason; it is necessary to invert the symbol.

-From Ch.12 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor


Arcanum № 12 represents the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, the 12 APOSTLES, the 12 Tribes of Israel, 12 Hours of Cooking of the Alchemists, the 12 Faculties, the Hydrogen SI-12. Arcanum 12 of the Tarot is the APOSTOLATE. The figure of a man hanging forms a triangle with the apex facing downwards and his feet form a cross above the triangle. All of the work has as its objective the acquisition of Soul, that is, to achieve the linking of the Cross with the Triangle, this is the Great Work.

The Twelfth Card of the Tarot is SEXUAL ALCHEMY; the Cross of man must bind with the Triangle of the Spirit, through the Sexual Fire. The Chinese tradition speaks of 10 Stems (Shikan) and 12 Branches , that is to say, the 10 Sephiroth and the 12 Faculties of the human being. It is necessary to know that the 7 Chakras and the 5 Senses are the TWELVE FACULTIES.

Unquestionably the spinal column has 7 Magnetic Centers; these are the 7 Chakras or the 7 Churches of the Apocalypse of Saint John:

1st. EPHESUS Base of the Dorsal Spine 4 petals.
2nd. SMYRNA Level of the Prostate and Uterus 6 petals.
3rd. PERGAMOS Level of the Solar Plexus 10 petals
4th. THYATIRA In the heart 12 petals
5th. SARDIS Creative Larynx 16 petals
6th. PHILADELPHIA Between the Eyebrows 2 petals
7th. LAODICEA In the Pineal gland 1000 petals

These are the 7 Chakras and with these plus the 5 Senses, one becomes an investigator of the Superior Worlds – these are the 12 Faculties of each human creature.

The universe came from the Chinese “Huel-Tum”; Chaos. The 10 STEMS and the 12 BRANCHES also came from Chaos, which in Alchemy is the “Ens Seminis” in which is contained the “Ens Virtutis”, the Materia Prima of the Great Work, which is the “Entity of the Semen” according to Paracelsus. This entity becomes the PHILOSOPHICAL STONE or Lapis Philosophorum so sought by the Medieval Alchemists.

The whole Misterium Magnum is found enclosed in that Summa Materia (these are the Latin terms for the Arcanum A.Z.F.), the Alchemist must extract from within this Menstruum Universalis (Chaos) all the Potable Gold or Sacred Fire; that which must rise through the spinal medulla opening the 7 Churches.

Once we have extracted the POTABLE GOLD we are able to unite the Cross with the Triangle; that is to say, the CROSS-MAN must join with our Immortal Triad, we must incarnate the “Spirit”. It is only in this way that we become a HUMAN BEING; before achieving this we are only Intellectual Animals.

THE GREAT WORK or “Magnum Opus” is represented by Arcanum № 12 of the Tarot (Magnum Opus is used in a strictly esoteric way). The arms of the figure form the Triangle, his feet the Cross, his head is the linking of the Triangle with the Cross by means of Potable Gold.

According to the Chinese, the God Fu-Ji (the Adam-Christ) was born at Midnight on the 4th day of the tenth moon, and at precisely 12 years. The Virgin Hoa-Se, passing along the bank of the river (the Seminal Liquor) formed the Christ within her womb upon placing her foot in the foot print of the Great Man. All of these dates are very interesting: Day 4 is the 4 Elements. In the 10 is the secret of the Lingam-Yoni. It represents the 10 Sephiroth, and the circle with the line dividing it in half, the Mystery of Sex. The 12 is the 12 Faculties needed in order to incarnate the Christ in the heart.

The Arcanum № 12 is profoundly studied in the Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine. Just as the lion transforms the serpent into its own flesh when it devours it, so too, the power of DEVI KUNDALINI, the Sacred Fire transmuted, eliminates its Defects, its Errors. What is important is the MAGNA OBRA, the key you already know is the Maithuna.

The Alchemists must work for 12 Hours to obtain the fermentation of the Gold. Here is Arcanum 12, whoever possesses Fermented Gold can have the joy of Really Being. The Essence or fraction of incarnated Soul is bottled in the PLURALIZED “I” OR EGO, which is within the Animal Mental Body and the Lunar Body of Desire, and manifests itself by means of the Physical Body. We differ from the animals only because of the Intellect; because animals also have Mind, but not Intellect.

THE AUTHENTIC MAN needs to eliminate the “Ego” and create the Solar Bodies with the transmutation of H-SI-12 (12 laws). The fabrication of the Solar Bodies has an intimate relationship with Music and its 7 Notes. Hydrogen SI-12 is produced in the human organism, being initiated from the process of digestion.

DO: when the food is in the mouth.
RE: when it reaches the throat.
MI: when it reaches the level of the lungs.
FA: when it reaches the stomach, spleen and liver.
SOL: when it reaches the solar plexus.
LA: when it reaches the colon and the pancreas.
SI: when the H-SI-12 is produced and can be elevated to a superior musical octave (after the note SI comes DO, which corresponds to another musical scale to a superior octave), through the Restraint of the sexual impulse and ejaculation, this is how the H-SI-12 passes on to a SECOND OCTAVE, giving origin to the Solar Astral Body; through a third shock the Hydrogen will pass to a THIRD OCTAVE which will give rise to the Solar Mental Body; a FOURTH OCTAVE gives birth to the Body of Conscious Willpower.

All this work is with the Maithuna.

Once in possession of these 4 Vehicles, our Divine Being will enter through the pineal gland and we will then attain the SECOND BIRTH and become True Men; while we have the Lunar Animal Bodies we are Intellectual Animals and are only a cocoon which can be transformed into a Celestial Butterfly, this is attained with SUPER-EFFORTS.

The nourishment of the Physical Body is in H-48 (48 Laws). If we conserve this Hydrogen it can be transformed into H-24 (24 Laws) which serves as nourishment for the Solar Astral Body, this Hydrogen (24) is wasted with excessive work, futile efforts, desires, emotions, anger. H-12 is the nourishment of the Solar Mental Body, and it is wasted with intellectual efforts, [but] if we save it, [then] H-6 will be obtained in order to nourish the Body of Conscious Willpower.

Whosoever has the Superior Existential Bodies of the Being has the right to incarnate their Divine Triad: ATMAN-BUDHI-MANAS. Then it is said: “A NEW SON OF MAN HAS BEEN BORN, A MASTER, A MAHATMA”. All which is written in Revelations is for the end times.

We must inform humanity that the end times have already arrived. All of poor humanity is divided into Twelve tribes. All of humanity develops and unfolds within the Zodiacal Matrix. The Zodiac is a womb within which humanity is gestated.

The Twelve Tribes can only receive the sign of God on their foreheads by practising the Arcanum A.Z.F.:

“And I heard the number of them which were sealed… (Rev. 7:4).

“And of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand…” (Rev. 7:5-8).

Of each one of the Twelve Zodiacal Tribes there are only TWELVE THOUSAND SEALED. We have here Arcanum 12 of the Tarot. We have here the linking of the Cross with the Triangle. We have here Sexual Magic. We have here the realized Work, the Living Man who touches the earth with no more than his thought.

Only twelve thousand sealed from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel will be saved from the Great Cataclysm (this quantity is symbolic). Only those who have achieved the linking of the Cross-Man, with the Spirit- Triangle, will be saved. We find the following dealing with the New Jerusalem:

“And had a great wall and high and had TWELVE gates, (the Twelve Zodiacal Doors in the Universe and in man) and at the gates twelve angels, (Zodiacal [angels]) and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel”, (the Twelve Types of Humanity in accordance with the influence of the Twelve Zodiacal Signs), (Rev. 21:12).

“AS ABOVE, SO BELOW”. Man has Twelve Faculties governed by Twelve Atomic Angels. TWELVE ZODICAL SIGNS exist in starry space and in man. It is necessary to Transmute the Sexual Energy and make it pass through the Twelve Zodiacal Doors of the human organism. The prophet continued speaking of the Twelve Zodiacal Doors in this way:

“On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.” (Rev 21:13).

“And the wall of the city had Twelve foundations, and in them the names of the Twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Rev. 21:14).

The Twelve Zodiacal Signs and the Twelve Energetic Spheres that mutually penetrate and interpenetrate without confusion. Solar Humanity is totally realized within the Twelve Regions. ARCANUM № 12 is the foundation of the Celestial Jerusalem, the Twelfth Arcanum is the symbol of SEXUAL ALCHEMY. This is the sacrifice and the realized Work.

One must work with Gold and and Silver; one must work with the Moon and the Sun in order to build the Celestial Jerusalem within each man. The Gold and the Silver, the Sun and the Moon, are the Sexual Forces of man and woman. All the Science and Philosophy of the Great Work is enclosed in Arcanum Twelve. The Living and Philosophical Secret Fire is hidden in the Christonic Semen.

The Mysticism of Sexual Alchemy is that of all the Old Initiates. The Philosophy of Sexual Alchemy has its beginnings in the School of the Essenes, in the School of Alexandria, in the Teachings of Pythagoras, in the Mysteries of Egypt, Troy, Rome, Carthage, Eleusis, in the Wisdom of the Aztecs, the Mayans etc. The Science of Sexual Alchemy and its procedures must be studied in the books of Paracelsus, Nicholas Flammel, Raymond Lullius. We also find the procedures hidden behind the veil of the symbols contained in many of the inscrutable forms in the old hieroglyphs of many ancient Temples, in the Greek [and] Egyptian myths, etc.

You who seek INITIATION! You who read so much! You who live fluttering from school to school, always seeking, always desiring, always yearning, always longing. Tell me sincerely, Have you already awakened KUNDALINI? Have you already opened the 7 Churches of your spinal medulla? Have you incarnated the Lamb? Answer me dear reader. Be sincere with yourself. Place your hand upon your heart and answer me with sincerity. Have you realized yourself? Are you certain that with your theories you will become a God? What have you achieved? What have you attained with all your theories? Whosoever wants to Self-Realize needs the Revolution of Consciousness: Death-Birth-Sacrifice.

The Revolution of Consciousness is when we decapitate the “I”.
The Revolution of Consciousness is when we create the Solar Bodies.
The Revolution of Consciousness is when we incarnate the Being.

Up until then we do not have a Real existence.

-From Ch.12 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor


Arcanum № 12 implies SACRIFICE; it is the card of the Apostolate; Suffering. This number is nonetheless a very complete number; it is the famous dodecahedron upon which are sustained all of the universal creations of the Solar System which has 12 Fundamentals, 12 Planets.

Esoteric Science teaches that there exist 7 principal planets: MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, SUN, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN. With URANUS, NEPTUNE AND PLUTO it would be 10 planets, but Esoteric Science maintains that there are two planets beyond Pluto. Twelve Savior planets have always been spoken of; the Master Jesus had 12 disciples, and in the Gnostic texts of the Pistis Sophia reference is made to 12 Saviors.

Arcanum № 12 brings much suffering, and many struggles. It has a very agreeable synthesis because 1 + 2 = 3 which means Material as well as Spiritual production. Let us recall the marvelous linking of the cross with the triangle; in Arcanum № 12 we see a man who hangs suspended by one leg to indicate the fruitful work in the Ninth Sphere without which the union of the Cross and the Triangle could not be attained; the Philosophical Gold could not be attained without that union. In the Age of Pisces there was a regressive, retarded asceticism, which detested and loathed sex.

There still exists in the Caucasus the vestiges of a sect which mortally hates Sex. Those who entered that sect had to castrate themselves with a red hot piece of metal; the women had the labia minor of the vulva removed. That was the first phase; in the second phase, the men had to amputate the phallus, and the women had a breast removed in a full religious ceremony; they drank the blood and ate the flesh and they were then laid on a bed of flowers; this is monstrous, abominable, you can see where the horror of Sex leads; this belongs to the Sphere of Lilith.

Kabalistic traditions say that Adam had two wives, LILITH who is the mother of abortions, homosexuality and the hatred of Sex; and Nahemah the inverse of Lilith who is the mother of malignant beauty, of passion, of adultery, lust, and all that which is an abuse of sex. The Caucasian sect is of LILITH, it abhors the Third Logos, the Holy Spirit. You can see how the hatred of Sex rejects the Philosophical Stone, this is absurd, yet nonetheless they believe that they are right. The authorities intervened in the matter of another sect where each year a man was crucified to death in memory of the Great Master. This type of Barbarism is of the Era of Pisces.

In the Era of Aquarius, which is governed by Uranus, that is the ruling planet of the Sexual Glands, we have to learn to use Sex; the “Sexual Yearning” must be intelligently combined with “Mystical Enthusiasm” and the outcome of this wise mixture is the Revolutionary Erotic Intelligence of the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Pisces is conservative, regressive, backwards, it is necessary for us to leave the VULGAR COUPLING and to pass into the circle of Man-Woman polarization.

When a man and a woman unite, something is created, in the Ancient Mysteries the “Genius Lucis of Sex” was created, in those times Sexual Magic was practiced. There were collective unions; it was a different time due to the fact that they had not reached the level of degeneration of today, and for this reason the people used to pronounce the name of the Divinity in that moment of Genius Lucis.

THE LANCE OF LONGINUS is the extraordinary emblem of the “Genius Lucis”; the Odic or Magnetic force with which the Animal Ego is turned into cosmic dust. One must learn to utilize the Genius Lucis to eliminate the “I”. The Genius Lucis of Man and Woman can eliminate all of those entities which form the “I”, the “Myself”, because it is the weapon which enables the “Ego” to be destroyed.

KRISHNAMURTI has taught humanity to dissolve the Ego; but the teaching is incipient because he believes that only on the basis of Comprehension is it (the anger, jealousy etc.) eliminated; but that is not possible, since a power capable of eliminating the Ego is needed, and this is the Serpentine Fire, “DEVI KUNDALINI” which has the power to eliminate all of our Psychological Defects. Comprehension and Elimination must be worth while.

Devi Kundalini can take up the Lance, and she does so during the Sahaja Maithuna, she knows how to use the Genius Lucis. Pray in the bed of the Garden of Delights; in the nuptial bed of erotic marvels; Supplicate in the moment of bliss, in the unforgettable moment of coitus, Beg our Divine and adorable Mother Devi Kundalini in those moments of tenderness and kissing to gloriously wield the Magic Lance; in order to eliminate that defect which we have comprehended in all the departments of the Mind; and later, we retire without spilling the sacred wine, the “Ens Seminis”, signifying death, delight, rapture, joy, bliss…

This question of Death is something transcendental, it is realized in degrees. When one attains an Absolute Death in the Mind, the transformation of the Initiates is astounding; such death entails a Radical Death. This can be done in no other way than in the region of Mercury and the element which can assist us is that “Genius Lucis” of Man and of Woman; it is Isis, Cibeles, Insoberta, or Kundalini Shakti who is able to lead us to that profound intellectual transformation.

Death is realized in the Spheres of the different Planets. The Angels work in the Astral World and are governed by the Moon. The Archangels develop under the regency of Mercury and their work is realized in the world of the Mind, they manage the substances or Essence of the Mental World and they have attained this ability by working in the Ninth Sphere from moment to moment. In Venus, another work must be done; this corresponds to the Causal world, the Kingdom of the Principalities. The Virtues correspond to the Intuitional Buddhi, who are from the Sphere of the Sun. The Potentates of Mars correspond to Atman, and then comes Jupiter with the Dominions.

Continuing to Saturn, who is the most elevated of the 7 Planets, is the most Divine and the most exalted. Beyond Saturn is the PARANIRVANIC World. Beyond the Empire are the most elevated, the Seraphim. The whole of the Solar System is within ourselves.

Angels Astral World Moon
Archangels Mental World Mercury
Principalities Causal World Venus
Virtues Buddhic-Intuitional Sun
Powers Atmic World Mars
Dominions Nirvanic World Jupiter
Thrones Paranirvanic World Saturn
Cherubim Mahaparanirvanic World Uranus
Seraphim Empire Neptune

Specific work must be done in each one of these planets. HOW COULD WE HAVE THE WILLPOWER AT THE SERVICE OF THE FATHER IF WE HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE SPHERE OF VENUS? We have to liberate ourselves from the Planet Earth; and attain the Second Birth. Then, we liberate ourselves from the Moon, and this is the work related with the Moon. In Venus one is liberated from Ill-Will; and this is something grandiose.

First, one must liberate oneself from the Solar System (Deuterocosmos), and later from the Galaxy (Macrocosmos). By means of transcendental works we enter into the Protocosmos, despite the fact that it is within the Absolute, we have to liberate ourselves from the Protocosmos, the path is sexual, there is no other path.

The Age of Aquarius is the sign of Knowing, everything is Revolutionary.


Any school which does not teach the Sahaja-Maithuna is not Aquarian. Aquarius does not reject Sex, it investigates it. A Mutant is a Man in the broadest sense of the term, there are no longer taboos in the Aquarian Era. The Psychology of the Aquarian Era with its five famous “M’s” (the Pancatattwa Ritual) is Revolutionary.

[NOTE: In Chapter 13 of The Mystery of the Golden Blossom, it says: “With respect to the organic subject, ether is encountered as being closely related to woman or to sexuality (Maithuna); air to wine (Madya); fire to meat (Mamsa); water to fish (Matsya) and earth to cereals (Mudra). Thus, by the intelligent enjoyment of the five “M’s” (woman, wine, meat, fish and cereals) we invoke the power (Shakti) of the elements, bringing it to the present within ourselves here and now.”]

Whosoever hates Sex is as absurd as he who abuses it; he who is a drunk is as ridiculous as he who will not have a drink. One must travel the middle way, not fall into extremes.

-From Ch.34 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

SYNTHESIS of Arcanum 12:

AN ATHANOR (OVEN) IS NECESSARY FOR THE ALCHEMIST SO AS TO WORK IN THE GREAT WORK. THAT ATHANOR IS THE WOMAN. HE WHO WANTS TO BECOME AN INEFFABLE GOD MUST ADORE THE WOMAN. We consider that it is impossible to Self-Realize without a spouse. It is impossible to be an Alchemist if one does not work with the Philosophical Stone. That Blessed Stone has four names: Azoth, Inri, Adam, Eve. The Sun-King is engendered within us by practicing Sexual Magic intensely with the Woman. The Woman changes us into Ineffable Gods.

-From Ch.34 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

The Twelfth Arcanum: ARCANUM 12

We must now study the twelfth Arcanum of Tarot. Chinese tradition mentions the Ten STEMS (SHIKAN) and the twelve Branches. These are the Ten Sephiroth and the twelve faculties of the human Being. It is necessary to know that the Seven Chakras and the Five Senses are the Twelve Faculties.

The Universe emerged from the Chinese Hoel-Tun. This is the primordial chaos. THE TEN STEMS AND THE TWELVE BRANCHES emerged from the Chaos. In Alchemy this is the Ens Seminis, the lapis philosophorum or the philosophical stone. All of the MISTERIUM MAGNUM is found enclosed within this ultimate Matter.

The Alchemist must extract the Potable Gold from this Universal Menstrum in order to achieve the Linking of the Cross with the Triangle. Before achieving this Linking of the Cross, we do not have a real existence. The Four Bodies of Sin (Physical, Etheric, Astral, and Mental) are controlled by the “I”. This is not the Divine Being of man.

Indeed, the “I” is the total sum of successive “I’s”, for instance: John the drunkard, John the lover [Don Juan], John the intellectual, religious John, John the merchant, young John, mature John, elder John, etc… all are a succession of “I’s”, a succession of phantoms that are inevitably condemned to death.

The “I” does not constitute all of what the human being is. John fought in the tavern, John is now a religious man, John became a bandit; to that end, every person is a dance of Johns, so who is the true John? Therefore, if we do not escape from the multiplicity of all of those false “I’s”, we cannot be sure that we have a Real existence.

Present humans have not incarnated their IMMORTAL SOUL (their Divine Being), from this point of view we can be assured that man does not yet have a Real existence. The annihilation of all of those false and mistakenly called ‘centers of consciousness’ is only possible by denying oneself.

We become astonished when we see how so many students of occultism dress themselves with tunics (as if they were Great Masters) and give beautiful sounding names to themselves, when indeed they do not even have a REAL existence. It is necessary to annihilate the “I” in order to attain REAL existence.

Do you want to drink? Then do not drink.
Do you what to smoke? Then do not smoke.
Did they strike your right cheek? Then present your left.

The Supreme Negation of oneself is found in the coitus. Not to ejaculate the Ens Seminis in the supreme moment is an absolute sacrifice of the “I”; the result of such a negation of oneself is the awakening of the Kundalini. The fire burns the evil slag and in the end it dissolves the “I” absolutely. The Fire is the Potable Gold.


The twelfth Arcanum of the Tarot represents the Great Work. On this card, we see a man that hangs from one foot. The hands of this man are tied in such a way that his body forms a triangle with the point and his legs form a cross above the triangle, the entire work has as its objective to acquire the Soul, that is to say, to accomplish the Linking of the Cross with the Triangle. THIS IS THE GREAT WORK.

The twelfth card of Tarot is Sexual Alchemy. The Cross-Man must link the Spirit-Triangle by means of the sexual fire.

According to the Chinese, the God Fu-Ji (the Adam-Christ) is born at midnight, on the fourth day of the tenth moon after precisely Twelve years. The Virgin Hoa-Se, while walking along the shore of the river (the seminal liquor), conceived the Christ in her womb while placing her foot on the footprint of the Great Man.

You must study the Magnitudes of 4-10-12 under the light of the lessons 4, 10 and 12 of this present course.


There exist two kinds of Tantrism in the Orient. In the Positive Tantrism, the ejaculation of the Ens Seminis is not taught. In the Negative Tantrism the ejaculation of the Ens Seminis is practiced. There is also a Grey Tantrism in which the question of Seminal Ejaculation doesn’t have any importance. This is very dangerous because it can easily mislead the students towards Negative Tantra (Black Tantrism). The Positive Sexual Yoga is practiced without the ejaculation of the seminal liquor.

There exists a Tantric Sadhana for the connection of the Membrum Virille and the Genitalia Murielis. This connection is performed after an interchange of caresses between man and woman. The couple remains quiet, with their Mind blank so that the “I” does not intervene, this is how they reach Ecstasy during the Tantric Sadhana.

The entire work is realized by the Tantric Yogis under the guidance of a Guru. The only serious thing that exists in India is White Tantrism. It forbids the Ejaculation of the Ens Seminis.


Arcanum twelve, the Apostlate, is profoundly studied in the twelfth key of Basil Valentine. It is most important to comprehend it. As the Lion transforms the Serpent into his own flesh when he devours it, likewise the Philosopher’s Stone or powder of projection (Red Lion or Living Fire) has the power to transform or transmute all imperfect metals into their own igneous substance.

The vile metals are the false values that constitute the “I”. The fire transmutes them and then the “I” is dissolved. Thus, this is the way that we acquire SOUL, BEING, THAT IS, TO BE DIFFERENT. Without the fermentation of Gold (fire) no one can rectify the philosophical stone or develop the tinctural virtue. he Tincture of the Fire has the power to penetrate all of the internal bodies in order to radically transform them. Similar unites itself to similar in order to transform it.

The fire transforms the lead of the personality into the Gold of the Spirit. The synthesis of the Great Work is represented by three serpents symbolizing mercury, sulfur and salt. The Phoenix Bird rises from within its own ashes.

The Alchemists must work for 12 hours in order to attain the fermentation of the gold. Behold here Arcanum tweleve of the Kabalah. Whosoever possesses the Fermented Gold may have the bliss of the Really Being.


Man is a dormant machine. If you want to awaken from the profound dream in which you live, then DO NOT identify yourself with pleasures, desires, emotions, dramas, and any of the scenes of your life, etc., etc. Call yourself into vigilance in each step, remember good disciple that people are dreaming, observe people and their dreams, analyze all of those dreams in which humanity lives, but do not identify yourself with those dreams in order for you to awaken.

People believe they are awake because they are not laying down, but they have their consciousness profoundly asleep and dream, everything that you see among the people is simply dreams. Remember that Not identifying oneself with one’s dreams does not mean to abandon your duties as a Father, a Mother or a Son/Daughter, etc. However, do not get identified. This is how you will awaken from the profound dream in which you live.

-From Ch.12 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor


The Athanor

1. The Alchemist needs an Athanor, to work in the Great Work.

2. The Athanor is the woman.

3. All the beauty of Nature is synthesized in the woman.

4. All the beauties of the Universe are synthesized in the woman.

5. The woman is called to fulfill a gigantic mission in the future.

6. The woman is called to be the queen of Nature.

7. He who warns to transform himself into an infallible God has to adore the woman.

8. He who wants to transform himself into a majesty of the star-studded skies of Urania has to be willing up to the last drop of his blood for his wife.

9. I consider it impossible to realize oneself without the woman.

10. ADAM and EVE come out of the EARTHLY PARADISE alone.

11. Man and woman united, we have shared the bitter bread of exile.

12. Man and woman united, we have not been able to stop loving each other.

13. The woman is adorable.

14. She rocked us in our cradle and blessed us with blessings from above and from below, with blessings from the breast and the womb.

15. The woman lulled us in the cradle and fed us with the breast of the Blessed MOTHER Goddess of the world.

16. The woman is the blessed GODDESS that has the power to transform us into ineffable gods.

17. GOD shines over the perfect couple.

18. The AZOTH of ALCHEMY is the SACRED FIRE of the Kundalini.

19. This AZOTH is only gotten working intensely with the MERCURY of the secret philosophy.

20. Ii is impossible to be an alchemist if one does not work with the PHILOSOPHER’S STONE.

21. This blessed Stone has four names.


23. This venerable, semi-solid, semi-liquid matter is our own Christonic Semen.

24. The Athanor of Alchemy is the magnificent instrument that we possess to work with the AZOTH.

25. One has to transmute lead into gold.

26. One has to transmute the lead of our personality into the pure gold of the Spirit.

27. One has to engender the Sun King crowned with the red Diadem.

28. This Sun King is engendered within our ownselves practicing Sexual Magic intensely with the woman.

29. The woman transforms us into ineffable gods.

30. The woman is the Athanor of ALCHEMY.

-Paraphrase from Ch.12 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
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