The fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is ה (Heh, Hei or He) who’s numeric significance is 5 and its kabalistic significance is also 5. 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 № 5
Arcanum № 5: It is Indication, Demonstration, Teaching, Karmic Law, Philosophy, Science, Art. It is Law, Rigor.
KABALISTIC SEPHIROTH: “GEBURAH”.
HEBRAIC LETTER: “HEH”.
TRANSCENDENTAL AXIOM: “I HAVE HEARD OF YOU BY EAR, BUT MY EYES NOW SEE YOU AND MY HEART NOW FEELS YOU.”
-From Ch.91 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
Description of the Card of the 5th Arcanum: “THE HIERARCH”
In this card we find the Hierarch wearing his chain mail armor, supporting in his right hand the Staff of Power.
He only uses the jackal mask when he is officiating, in order to carry out Justice; it symbolizes the Supreme Piety and the Supreme Impiety of the Law.
In the Waters of Life one finds the SCALES OF JUSTICE, indicating that the movements, actions and reactions of the Physical Body are based in Energy.
-From Ch.5 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah
by Samael Aun Weor
ESOTERIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 5
The number 5 is grandiose, and sublime, it is the number of the rigor of the Law, it is the number of Mars and of war. Arcanum № 5 of the Tarot indicates: THE TEACHING, Karma and EXPLANATION.
It symbolizes the 5th Cycle, the 5th Race, the 5th Sun, the 5 Tattwas, the 5 Fingers, the 5 gospels, the 5 senses, the 5 cells of the cerebrum and the ovary, and the 5 ASPECTS OF THE DIVINE MOTHER.
CARD № 5 OF THE TAROT IS INITIATION, DEMONSTRATION, TEACHING, KARMIC LAW, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE, AND ART.
We live in the Age of Samael, the 5th of the 7; the return to the Great Light has been initiated. Life has begun to flow from the external inwards; we are faced with the dilemma of To Be or not To Be, we need to define ourselves as Angels or Demons, as Eagles or as Reptiles, and to confront our own destiny.
Arcanum № 5 is the Hierophant, the Law, Rigor, it is the FLAMING PENTAGRAM, the Flaming Star, the sign of Divine Omnipotence; this is the ineffable symbol of the Verb made flesh, the terrible Star of the Magi.
The Pentagram represents Man, the Microcosmic Man, who with arms and legs extended, is the Star of Five Points. The PENTAGRAM with the two points facing upwards represents Satan, and is used in Black Magic to invoke the tenebrous.
When the superior angle is facing upwards, it represents the Internal Christ of each man who comes to this world; it symbolizes the Divine, and is used in White Magic in order to call Divine Beings. When placed in the doorway with the two feet facing outwards, tenebrous entities will not enter, on the contrary, the Inverted Pentagram, having the feet facing inwards, allows the tenebrous to enter.
In the upper angle of the PENTAGRAM we find the Eyes of the Spirit, and the sign of Jupiter, SACRED FATHER OF THE GODS. Upon the arms is the sign of Mars, the symbol of Strength. Upon the feet is the sign of Saturn, the symbol of Magic.
In the center is the symbol of Occult Philosophy, the Caduceus of Mercury, and the sign of Venus. The Caduceus of Mercury represents the Dorsal Spine and the two wings represent the ascent of the Sacred Fire along the dorsal spine, thus opening the 7 Churches of the Revelations of Saint John (the 7 Chakras) by means of Scientific Chastity.
The chalice, symbol of the Feminine Yoni, also represents the Crystallized Mind, containing the Wine of Light which semenizes the brain. The Sword is the Masculine Phallus. We also find the Key and the Pentacle of Solomon. The Tetragrammaton is a Mantram of immense priestly power.
According to Transfinite Mathematics: INFINITY + INFINITY = PENTALFA. ∞ + ∞ = 5
Students can manufacture an Electrum in order to protect themselves from the tenebrous, in occultism we call the Pentagram made with the 7 Metals of the 7 Planets the Electrum.
SILVER – MOON
MERCURY – MERCURY
COPPER – VENUS
GOLD – SUN
IRON – MARS
TIN – JUPITER
LEAD – SATURN
One makes the pentagram and consecrates it with the 4 elements: FIRE, AIR, EARTH AND WATER, and perfumes it with 5 Perfumes: Frankincense , Myrrh, Aloe, Sulphur and Camphor; these 5 substances serve to consecrate the pentagram, the first 3 to invoke the White Brotherhood, the sulphur to repel tenebrous entities, and the camphor to perfume and attract success, one must learn to handle these substances.
The 4 letters, Yod-He-Vau-He [ יהוה ], must be placed upon the Pentagram and it should be worn at the neck, thus giving us extraordinary protection. During the Consecration one blows 5 breaths upon it, the Real Christonic Being of the Internal Master appears for the consecration of the Pentalpha, and the 5 Archangels: Gabriel, Raphael, Samael, Anael and Orifiel are invoked.
If we are able to prepare a metallic Pentagram and consecrate it, we can also Consecrate Ourselves with the same rites and perfumes we utilized for our metallic Pentagram, because man is a Star of 5 points. All those who feel unclean , with larvae, or in misery, must utilize the 5 perfumes in order to perfume themselves, this is on the condition that they follow the Path of Perfect Chastity.
In the Gnostic Lumisials the custom of cleansing the brethren who feel covered in larvae should be established. In this way their Souls and their Bodies will receive the benefits.
In the “Book of the Dead”, Chapter 59, the triumphant NU says:
“I am the Jackal of Jackals, and I obtain air in the presence of the God of Light and I convey it to the limits of the firmament, and to the confines of the Earth, and to the frontiers of the extremities of flight of the bird NEVEH. Thus air may be granted to those young Divine Beings.”
The Hierarch of Arcanum 5, the Jackal of Jackals is the Chief of the Archons of destiny, he is ANUBIS, the God with the head of a Jackal. The Temple of Anubis is the Temple of the Lords of Karma. Anubis controls the books of Karma in the Underworld. Each human being has his book of accounts.
Those who learn to control their KA (the Astral Body), can visit the Temple of the Jackal of Jackals in order to consult their book and conduct their negotiations. Credit may also be solicited from the Lords of Karma. All credit must be paid for, by working in the Great Work of the Father, or suffering the unspeakable.
When the Logos of the Solar System gave me the tunic and mantle of a Hierophant of Major Mysteries, he said to me: “Here I pay you that which I owe you for the practices which you have taught.” He who wants Light must give Light in order to receive their payment.
The Jackal of Jackals conducts the Light to the very limits of the firmament, reaching even to the frontiers of the bird NEVEH, the enormous Serpent, one of the 42 judges of Maat in the tribunal. This Great Judge is the Logos of the Solar System. The Jackal of Jackals works under the command of this Great Judge. These Young Divine Beings who work with Anubis are the LORDS OF KARMA.
The Alchemist must learn to manage his KA in order to visit the temple of the Jackal of Jackals and get their accounts in order. In our work with the Blessed Stone it is indispensable to consciously manage our dealings. No one can escape Justice due to the existence in the depths of our conscience of the KAOM, the Police of Karma, which takes form each time it registers a positive or negative action.
-From Ch.5 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
INITIATIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 5
Arcanum 5 of the Tarot is the BLAZING PENTAGRAM, the Flaming Star. The Pentagram represents the Microcosmos man. From the esoteric point of view we see that there is a battle between Brain and Sex, if SEX CONQUERS THE BRAIN, the Star of 5 points (Man) falls into the Abyss with the feet upward and the head downwards; converting the human being into an entity of Darkness. This is the inverted star, this is the he-goat of Mendez. The Male goat represents Black Magic.
A human figure with the head pointing downwards and the feet upwards, represents of course, a Demon. All Magic Power is found in the Star of Five Points. The whole Science of Gnosis is summarized in the Flaming Star. Many Bodhisattvas (Human Souls of Masters) fell like the Star of Five Points, inverted, with the upper extremity pointing downwards and the two lower points facing upwards.
One must have full consciousness of what a Bodhisattva is. The Superior Triad of every Immortal Spirit, of every man is composed of Atman, Buddhi and Manas.
1st: ATMAN: The Being; Divine immortal spark has two souls, which in esotericism are called Buddhi and Manas.
2nd: BUDDHI: Fundamental Principle, Feminine Spiritual Soul, Superlative Consciousness of the Being.
3rd: MANAS: Masculine Human Soul.
The Master, in himself, is Atman, the Being, Buddhi and Manas. When a Master comes to the world he needs to take a body; Atman commands Manas, its Human Soul, and it appears, living in the Physical World, this is what is called a Bodhisattva and it realizes what it has to realize. In addition, the Buddhi can be placed within, and it does what it must do.
Thus we have the case of the Master JEHOVA who sent his Bodhisattva to Chile. At present he is a youth doing foolish things, and the Master simply waits for his Bodhisattva to mature so that he may enter him. Jehova is the regent of the ancient Moon, he is a Great Master who has intentionally been confused with Jahve, the Chief of the Black Lodge, who tempted Jesus offering him all the treasures of this world; Jesus replied: “Satan, Satan, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”. Jahve may be represented by the Star of Five Points, with the feet pointing upwards.
A Bodhisattva who allows himself to fall becomes a Black Magician and if he does not elevate himself, comes to an incarnation which is much harder, more bitter; he suffers terribly, if at the end of various incarnations, each one more difficult, he does not elevate himself, he is sent to the Infernal Worlds, accused of three crimes:
1st: HAVING ASSASSINATED THE BUDDHA.
2nd: HAVING DISHONORED THE GODS.
3rd: VARIOUS OTHER LESS IMPORTANT OFFENCES.
Madame Blavatsky gave a very good explanation of what a Bodhisattva is, but her followers have not understood it.
In this epoch the great majority of Bodhisattvas are fallen, and pass from life to life.
“IT IS NECESSARY TO BE HUMBLE TO ATTAIN WISDOM, AND AFTERWARDS, TO BE EVEN MORE HUMBLE.”
Bodhisattvas fall because of Sex, and elevate themselves through Sex. Sex is the Philosophical Stone. It would be impossible to decapitate the Medusa (the Satan we carry within), without the precious treasure of the Philosophical Stone. Remember that the Medusa is the Damsel of Evil (the Psychological “I”) whose head is covered with hissing snakes.
In occult science it is said that the union of Sophic Mercury and Sophic Sulphur gives as a result the Holy Philosophical Stone. The Ens Seminis is the Mercury, the Sulphur is the Holy Fire of Love. APOLLO AND DIANA, MAN AND WOMAN, must work in the Magna Obra, decapitating the Medusa, overcoming the Tempting Serpent, killing the Lion of Nemea, taking the Infernal Dog, the Cancerberus, from Tartarus. They must work in the Great Work, realizing the Twelve Labors of Hercules.
Hercules (the Cosmic Christ), son of Jupiter (IO Pither) and Alcmene undertook 12 Labors:
1st – THE CAPTURING AND KILLING OF THE LION OF NEMEA (the Force of the Instincts and uncontrolled Passions, which devastates all and devours all).
2nd – DESTRUCTION OF THE HYDRA OF LERNA (the Psychological Defects in the Subconscious).
3rd – CAPTURE OF THE STAG OF CERYNEA AND THE BOAR OF ERYMANTHEAN (the Lower Animal Passions).
4th – CLEANING THE STABLES OF AUGEAS (submerged Subconscious depths).
5th – TO KILL THE BIRDS OF LAKE STYMPHALUS WITH BOW AND ARROW (Bewitching Psychological Aggregates in the Unconscious Depths).
6th – THE CAPTURING OF THE BULL OF CRETAN (Sexual Impulses, Passions, Thoughtlessness , Infrahuman Elements.
7th – THE CAPTURING OF THE MARES OF DIOMEDES (Passionate Infrahuman Elements, deeply submerged in our own Unconscious Abysses).
8th – TO ELIMINATE THE CACUS THIEF (the Evil Thief who plunders the Sexual Center in order to satisfy his animal passions).
9th – THE CONQUERING OF THE GIRDLE OF HIPPOLYTA (Feminine Psychological Aspect of our own Interior Nature).
10th – THE CONQUERING OF THE OXEN OF GEIYON (this is related with the Detachment).
11th – THE STEALING OF THE APPLES FROM THE GARDEN OF HESPERIDES (The Tree of the Science of Good and Evil).
12th – THE TAKING OF THE THREE-HEADED DOG FROM HIS PLUTONIAN DOMINION (the Guide Dog, the Sexual Instinct).
Each time that Hercules, the Instructor of the World comes, he has to realize the same thing; a work of complete pacification, the COSMIC CHRIST PRACTICES WHAT HE PREACHES, from the time he is small the Tenebrous Serpents of Evil come to attack him, the Herods to persecute him, etc. The Cosmic Christ does not demand anything other than what he himself practices, he is the Master of all Masters, realizing his works of Purification, of Dissolution of the “I”, of the Ego.
Mythology speaks about the efforts of the “Soplones”, they who try to raise the stone to the summit, and the aforementioned stone falls once again; that is, like the effort of the students who spill the Ens-Seminis.
Arcanum № 5 is the LAW; this Arcanum represents the “Karma” of the Initiate. We must know that the Karma, in final synthesis, serves in order to live all the Drama of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ in flesh and bones. It is necessary for people to understand what the sanskrit word “Karma” is.
My friends, a Law exists which is called Karma, and it is pertinent to assert that that word itself means: Law of Action and Consequence. Obviously “NO CAUSE EXISTS WITHOUT EFFECT, NOR EFFECT WITHOUT A CAUSE”.
THE LAW OF THE SCALE, THE TERRIBLE LAW OF KARMA governs all that is created. Every cause becomes an effect, and every effect is transformed into cause. You must understand what the Law of Compensation is. One must pay for everything that one does, because there does not exist cause without effect, nor effect without cause.
We have been given freedom, free will, and we can do as we wish, but it is clear that we must answer to God for all of our acts. Any action in our life, good or bad, has its consequences. The Law of Action and Consequence governs the course of our various existences, and each life is the result of the previous one.
To completely understand the bases and “modus operandi” of the Law of KARMA is indispensable in order to orient the ship of our life through the different levels of life in a positive and edifying manner. Karma is the Law of Compensation, not of vengeance. There are those who confuse this Cosmic Law with determinism and even fatalism, to the point of believing that everything that happens to man in life is in exorably determined beforehand.
It is true that the actions of a man determine his Heredity, Education and Environment. However, it is also true that man has free-will and can change his actions; refine his character, create superior habits, overcome weaknesses, strengthen virtues etc. “Karma is a medicine which is given for our own good”; unfortunately, instead of people bowing reverently before the Eternal Living God, they protest, blaspheme, justify themselves, foolishly excuse themselves and wash their hands, like Pilate. With such protests the Karma is not modified; on the contrary, it becomes much harder and more severe.
When one comes to this world, one brings one’s own destiny; some are born on a feather bed, others in misfortune. If in our past existence we killed, now they kill us, if we wounded, now we are wounded, if we stole, now we are robbed, and “by the rod with which we measure others, so we will be measured.”
We demand fidelity of our spouse when we ourselves have been adulterous in this or in previous lives. We ask for love when we have been heartless and cruel.
We seek comprehension when we have never been able to comprehend anyone else; when we have never been able to learn to see another’s point of view.
We desire immense happiness when we have always been the cause of much unhappiness.
We would have liked to be born in a very beautiful home with many comforts, when in past existences we did not know how to provide a home and beauty for our children.
We protest about being insulted, when we ourselves have always insulted those around us.
We want that our children obey us when we never knew how to obey our parents.
Slander annoys us terribly when we have always defamed others and have filled the world with pain.
Gossip makes us angry; we do not want anyone to say anything about us; nonetheless we went about spreading gossip and rumors, speaking ill of our fellowman, causing distress to other people’s lives.
That is to say, we always demand that which we have not given; in all our previous lives we were worthless and deserve the worst, but we consider that we should receive the best.
Fortunately my dear friends, Justice and Mercy are the two Toral Columns of the Universal White Lodge. Justice without Mercy is Tyranny; Mercy without Justice is Tolerance, compliance with the offense.
KARMA IS NEGOTIABLE, and this is something which may surprise a great many of the followers of the different orthodox schools. Some pseudo-esotericists and pseudo-occultists have become excessively pessimistic in relation to the Law of Action and Consequence; they mistakenly consider that it operates in a mechanical, automatic, and cruel manner.
The erudites believe that it is not possible to alter the law; I am sincerely sorry, but I have to disagree with this manner of thinking. If the Law of Action and Consequence, if the Nemesis of Existence were not negotiable, what then would remain of Divine Mercy? Frankly, I am unable to accept cruelty in Divinity.
The Real, that which is complete Perfection, that which has different names like Tao, Aum, INRI, Sein, Allah, Brahma, God, or better said, Gods, etc., etc., etc., could in no manner be something without mercy, cruel, tyrannical, etc.
Due to all of the above, I emphatically repeat that Karma is negotiable. It is possible to alter our own destiny because:
“WHEN AN INFERIOR LAW IS TRANSCENDED BY A SUPERIOR LAW,
THE SUPERIOR LAW WASHES AWAY THE INFERIOR LAW.”
In altering the cause, one alters the effect.
“The Lion of the Law is combated with the Scale.”
If on one tray of the Scale we place our good deeds and on the other we place the bad, either both trays will weigh equally, or there will be some imbalance. If the tray of Bad Actions weighs more, we must place good deeds on the tray of Good Actions with the purpose of inclining the Balance in our favor; thus we cancel Karma, “perform good acts in order to pay your debts”; REMEMBER THAT ONE DOES NOT ONLY PAY WITH PAIN, ONE MAY PAY BY DOING GOOD.
Now you will understand my good friends, how marvelous it is to do good; there is no doubt that Right Thought, Right Feeling, and Right action are the best form of negotiation. WE MUST NEVER PROTEST AGAINST KARMA, THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO KNOW HOW TO NEGOTIATE. Unfortunately the only thing which occurs to people when they find themselves in a very bitter circumstance, is to wash their hands like Pilate, saying that they have done nothing wrong, that they are not guilty, that they are righteous Souls etc., etc., etc.
I say to those who are in misery should examine their conduct; that they judge themselves; that they take a seat, even if only for an instant, in the dock; that after a summary analysis of themselves they change their behavior. If they who find themselves without work were to be come chaste, infinitely charitable, peaceful, completely obliging; it is obvious that they would radically alter the cause of their misfortune, consequently altering the effect.
It is impossible to alter an effect if we have not previously radically modified the cause which produces it; because, as we have already said, effect does not exist without cause, nor cause without effect. One must always work selflessly with infinite Love for humanity; thus we alter those Bad Causes which bring about the Bad Effects.
There is no doubt that misery has its causes in drunkenness, nauseating lust, in violence, in adulteries, in wastefulness and in avarice etc., etc. Do you want to be healed? Then heal others. Some of your family are in prison? Work for the liberty of others. Are you hungry? Share food with those who are worse off than you etc.
Many people who suffer only recall their miseries wishing to find a remedy for them; but they do not remember the sufferings of others, it does not even enter their heads to provide for the needs of their fellowman. This egotistical state of their existence serves no end; and thus, the only thing which they achieve is to aggravate their sufferings.
If such people were to think of others, to think about being of service to their fellowman, of giving food to the hungry giving a drink to the thirsty of clothing the naked, of teaching those who do not know, etc, clearly they would place Good Acts upon the tray of the Cosmic Scale in order to incline it in their favor; thus they would alter their destiny and fortune would favor them; That is to say, all of their necessities would be met, people are however, very egotistical, and for this reason they suffer, nobody thinks of God nor their fellowman except when they are in desperation and this is something which everyone has been able to prove for themselves, this is humanity.
Unfortunately, my dear friends, that ego which each one carries within does exactly the opposite of what we are saying here; for this reason it is urgent, unpostponable, something which ca not be put off, to reduce the “myself” to a cosmic dust cloud.
Let’s consider for a moment the mass of Humanoids who populate the face of the Earth. They suffer the indescribable, victims of their own errors, without the Ego there would not be those errors nor would they suffer the consequences of them. All that is needed in order to have the right to true happiness is, above all, not to have the Ego.
Certainly when the Psychic Aggregates, the Inhuman Elements which make us so horrible and wicked, do not exist within us there is no Karma to pay, and the result is Happiness. It is also good to know that when we have RADICALLY ELIMINATE THE EGO, the possibility of offending is wiped out and in consequence, KARMA CAN BE PARDONED.
The Law of Karma, the Law of Cosmic Scale is not a blind Law; we can also solicit Credit from the Masters of Karma, and this is something which many are unaware of. It is urgent to know however, that all credit must be paid for with good works, and that if one does not pay, then the Law retrieves with supreme pain. We need to make ourselves conscious of our own Karma, and this is only possible by means of the STATE OF ALERT NOVELTY.
Every effect in life, every event, has its cause in a previous life; but we need to make ourselves conscious of that. Each moment of happiness or pain must be continued in Meditation with the Mind quiet, and in profound silence. The subsequent result will be the experience of the same event in a previous life. Then we will make ourselves conscious of the cause of the fact, be it agreeable or disagreeable.
Whoever awakens consciousness can travel with his Internal Bodies out side of the Physical Body with complete conscious willpower and study his own Book of Destiny in the Temple of Anubis and his forty two Judges. The Chief of the Priests of the Tribunal of Karma is the Great Master Anubis. The Temple of Anubis, the Supreme Regent of Karma is found in the Molecular World, called by many, the Astral World. In that Tribunal only the terror of Love and Justice rules.
There, for each person, a book exists with the debts and credits, one’s good and bad actions are meticulously noted in it. Good acts are represented by strange coins which the Masters accumulate in favor of the men and women who perform them. Defense Lawyers are also to be found in that Tribunal. However, everything is paid for. Nothing is obtained as a gift.
“He who has good works pays, and comes off well in the dealings.”
Credit solicited is paid for with unselfish works, inspired by Love for those who suffer. The Masters of Karma are Judges of Conscience who live in a state of Jinas. We have to do good works constantly in order to have the where withal to pay our debts of this life and of past lives. All the actions of man are ruled by Laws; some Superior, others Inferior.
In Love all of the Superior Laws are epitomized. An act of Love annuls past acts inspired by Inferior Laws. For this reason, speaking of Love the Master Paul said:
“Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not envious, works not evil, knows not pride; is not rude, neither selfish; is slow to anger, imagines no mischief, rejoices not in injustice, but delights in justice. Love defends all, love believes all, love hopes all, love bears all”.
When they officiate as judges, the Masters of Karma use the sacred mask in the form of the head of a Jackal or a Feathered Wolf; and with it they appear to the Initiates in the Internal Worlds. That is the cruelty of the Law of Love.
To negotiate with the Lords of the Law is possible by means of Meditation: Pray, Meditate and concentrate in Anubis, the most exalted Regent of the Good law.
“FOR THE UNWORTHY, ALL THE DOORS ARE CLOSED EXCEPT ONE: THAT OF REPENTANCE, ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE, KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED UNTO YOU”.
-From Ch.27 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
SYNTHESIS of Arcanum 5:
Karma is not only paid for the bad one does, but for the good which one could have done and did not do. Each bad action is a note which one signs in order to pay in a subsequent life.
“When an Inferior Law is transcended by a Superior Law, the Superior Law washes away the Inferior Law”.
“May no-one delude themselves; what a man sows he shall reap; and his deeds shall follow him.”
The Lords of Karma in the Tribunals of Objective Justice judge the Souls by their works, by the clear and definitive concrete facts, and not the good intentions. The results are always that which speak; it serves no purpose to have good intentions if the facts are disastrous.
During the esoteric Initiatic processes of Fire, I had to fully comprehend the following postulates:
“THE LION OF THE LAW IS COMBATED WITH THE SCALES”.
“HE WHO HAS CAPITAL WITH WHICH TO PAY, PAYS, AND COMES OFF WELL IN THE NEGOTIATIONS”.
“HE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO PAY MUST PAY WITH PAIN”.
“DO GOOD WORKS SO AS TO PAY YOUR DEBTS”.
-From Ch.27 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
The Fifth Arcanum: ARCANUM 5
Beloved brethren of my soul, now we are going to study the Fifth Arcanum of the Tarot. This Arcanum is the FLAMING PENTAGRAM, the Blazing Star, the sign of Divine Omnipotence. This is the ineffable symbol of the Verb made flesh, the terrifying star of the Magi.
When the Pentagram elevates its two inferior rays towards the sky it represents Satan. When the Pentagram becomes light, it elevates only one of its rays towards the sky; this represents the Internal Christ of every Human Being who comes into this world. The human being with his legs and arms spread out to the right and left is the Star of Five Points.
Brain and Sex live in an eternal struggle. Brain must control sex. When sex overcomes the brain, then the Star of Five Points (Man) falls into the abyss with the feet pointing upwards and the head pointing downwards. This is the Inverted Star, the male goat of Mendes. A human figure with the head aiming downwards and the feet aiming upwards naturally represents a Demon.
The entire Science of Gnosis is found summarized within the Flaming Star.
Many BODHISATTVAS (Human Souls of Masters) have fallen inverted, like the five pointed star, with the superior ray aiming downwards and the two inferior rays aiming upwards. When any of these BODHISATTVAS rise again, when this soul returns to the Path, when this soul recapitulates initiations, then the brethren become astonished and say: “This fellow is only a beginner in these studies and now he boasts of being an Initiate”.
Truly, many times students judge ‘a priori’ because they ignore the Great Mysteries. Therefore, we must know how to differentiate between a soul that is just starting these studies and a fallen Bodhisattva. In Saint John’s Revelation [Rev. 8:10], the Pentagram (the five pointed star) falls from Heaven to the Earth and the human waters became bitter, they became wormwood.
In Isaiah 14:12, the Prophet said: “How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!”
Nevertheless, the luciferic star (the fallen soul) will shine one day as the morning star in the right hand of the Verb. Many times a man or a woman in search of the Divine Torch of Truth arrives at any Gnostic Lumisial. Apparently the newly arrived is now a beginner.
The brethren ignore what the Soul of that man can be a Bodhisattva (The Soul of a Master) who wants to return to his own Father who dwells in secret. The brethren become overwhelmed when something superior occurs to the apparent beginner, then they say: “We, who are older in these studies, are not passing through what this beginner is now passing through,” thus, they ask themselves: “How is it possible that this person who has only just begun is boasting about being an initiate?”
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” [Matthew 7: 1-2]
We need to be humble in order to acquire wisdom, and after acquiring it we need to be even more humble. The Bodhisattvas fall because of sex, and they also rise up because of sex. Sex is the Philosophical Stone.
The decapitation of MEDUSA (the Satan that we carry within) would be impossible without the precious treasury of the Philosophical Stone. Remember that Medusa is the Maiden of evil. (The psychological “I”), whose head is covered with hissing vipers. The union of the Sophic Mercury with the Sophic Sulfur results in the Holy Philosophical Stone. The Ens Seminis is the Mercury. Sulfur is the Sacred Fire of Love.
We live now in the specific age of Samael. We are living in the Fifth Era. Life has initiated its return towards the Great Light and in these moments we have to define ourselves by becoming eagles or reptiles, angels or demons. We are before the Philosophical Dilemma of ‘To Be or not To Be’.
The Arcanum Five of the Tarot is represented by the Hierophant. The Fifth Sphere is definitive because here the human being holds in his hands the reins of his own destiny and becomes an angel or a demon.
The Great Hierophant of the Tarot also appears seated between the Two Columns of the Temple making the Sign of Esotericism. The Number Five is Grandiose, it is Sublime. Remember that man is also a Star of Five Points. This Star must cleanse itself constantly with the Five Perfumes.
If we can make a metallic Pentagram and consecrate it, we can also consecrate ourselves with the same Rites and Perfumes that we use to consecrate our Metallic Pentagram. This is because man is a Star of Five Points.
Those who feel that they are polluted with larvae, or in misery, must smudge themselves with the five perfumes in order to become clean. This must be performed in conjunction with treading on the path of Perfect Chastity.
In the Lumisials, this custom of cleansing the brothers and sisters that are full of larvae should be established. Thus, they will receive the benefit in their souls and in their bodies.
-From Ch.5 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor
The Virgin of the Sea
1. A great Goddess exists, and she is the Virgin of the Sea.
2. The Virgin of the Sea is ISIS, Adonia, Astarte, Mary.
3. Nature is not unconscious.
4. Nature is a generous and austere Mother.
5. When we invoke the great MOTHER in the Internal Worlds, Nature answers us with a terrifying metallic sound, that causes the entire Universe to shake.
6. Really, Nature is the body of a Guru-Deva.
7. That Guru-Deva has been adored in all religions.
8. That Guru-Deva has been named ISIS, ADONIA, Isoberta, Mary, Maya, Persephone, etc.
9. When the CHRIST needed to reincarnate in order to save the World, then that Guru-Deva was born in Mount Carmel and was baptized with the name of Mary, the Virgin of Carmen.
10. She is the Virgin of the Sea, the Blessed Goddess MOTHER of the World.
11. Everyone who wants to be a magician and have magical powers, has to become a disciple of the Virgin of the Sea.
12. The flaking Sphinx that we see in the desert of Egypt is the image of an intelligent creature that exists in the Internal Worlds.
13. That creature is the Elemental Sphinx of Nature.
14. The Elemental Sphinx of Nature has all the Wisdom of the Elemental Magic of Nature.
15. That Sphinx is the Elemental Intercessor of the Blessed Goddess MOTHER of the World.
16. The Sphinx obeys all the orders of the Virgin of the Sea.
17. All the powers of the earth come from the sea.
18. Everyone who wants to be a powerful magician has to become a disciple of the Virgin of the Sea.
19. Everyone who wants to become a disciple of the Virgin of the Sea has to first learn to come out in the Astral Body.
20. Whosoever invokes the Virgin of the Sea in the Internal Worlds will receive from her all her teachings.
21. One must personally ask the Virgin of the Sea for all kinds of Magical Powers.
22. There are magicians who carry the image of the Virgin of Carmen tattooed over their Heart to stop enemy bullets from causing them harm.
23. We need to learn to come out in the Astral Body in order to talk with the Virgin of the Sea.
-Paraphrase from Ch.5 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 5 Aspects of the Divine Mother
The wonderful and glorious esoteric symbolism of the “Cow with Five Legs” is glaring and manifest. It is living manifested expression of the five unfoldments of our own, very particular, Divine Mother KUNDALINI…
Let us remember the sign of the infinite, the eight lying down horizontally and equated to a five, which means, read literally, “Infinity equals five” [ ∞ = 5 ]; that is, the infinity equals the Pentalpha, the Ineffable Cow of the Five Legs, the star with the five points, or regular star like pentagon, that stopped MEPHISTOPHELES when he came up in response to the invocation of Doctor Faustus…
It is indispensable for the good of everybody and of each of our students to define these five aspects:
A) The un-manifested KUNDALINI.
B) Ineffable ISIS, Chaste Diana (Wisdom, Love, Power).
C) The Greek HEKATE, the Egyptian PROSERPINE, the Aztec COATLICUE (the Queen of the Infernos and Death. Terror of love and Law).
D) THE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL MOTHER NATURE (The one that created our physical body).
E) The Instinctive Elemental Magician (The one that originated our instincts).
-Paraphrase from Ch.11 of The Three Mountains by Samael Aun Weor
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