Arcanum 7 – Zain ז

The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet is ז (Zain or Zayin) who’s numeric significance is 7 and its kabalistic significance is also 7. 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 № 7

Arcanum № 7: It is Struggle, Battle, Difficulties. The warrior must learn to use the Staff and the Sword, thus he will achieve Great Victory. Our motto is Thelema (Willpower).

KABALISTIC SEPHIROTH: “NETZACH”

HEBRAIC LETTER: “ZAIN”

TRANSCENDENTAL AXIOM: “WHEN SCIENCE ENTERS INTO YOUR HEART AND YOUR SOUL HAS BEEN SWEETENED BY WISDOM, ASK AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN.”

-From Ch.93 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

Description of the Card of the 7th Arcanum: “TRIUMPH”

In this card two sphinxes appear in the Waters of Life, a WHITE one and a BLACK one, who pull a chariot, and represent the Masculine and Feminine Forces.

A warrior who represents the Intimus is standing in his Chariot of War, on the Cubic Stone (sex), and between the 4 Pillars in which he develops, which are Science, Art, Philosophy and Religion.

The 4 Pillars also represent the 4 Elements, indicating that he dominates them.

In his right hand is the Flaming Sword and in his left [hand is] the Staff of Power.

The Cuirass [armor on his chest] is the Divine Science which makes us powerful.

The warrior must learn to use the Staff and the Sword, in this way he will attain Great Victory.

On his head is a hat with 3 peaks, representing the 3 Primary Forces; in the upper part Ra, the Cosmic Christ appears (the Wings).

-From Ch.7 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

ESOTERIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 7

Arcanum 7 represents the 7 Notes of the Lyre of Orpheus, the 7 musical Notes, the 7 Colors of the solar prism, the 7 Planets, the 7 Vices which we must transmute into the 7 Virtues, the 7 Sidereal Genii, the 7 Bodies, the 7 Dimensions, the 7 Degrees of Power of the Fire, the 7 Secret Words pronounced by the Solar Logos (of Calvary), etc.

Arcanum № 7 is the Chariot of War which the Monad has formed in order to manifest in this world, with power to work in this sphere of life. It is the Monad realized, manifesting through his 7 Bodies.

From another perspective 7 is struggles, battles, difficulties; but he is always victorious despite the battles.

THE FATHER WHO IS IN SECRET, or the DIVINE MONAD is Immortal, Omniscient, but without Self-Realization, HE IS UNABLE TO RULE THE PHYSICAL, he does not have sovereignty over the Elements, it seems incredible that we, such miserable worms, “HAVE TO MAKE THE FATHER POWERFUL” it seems blasphemous; but He has to Self- Realize.

A REALIZED MONAD IS POWERFUL, having power over Fire, Air, Water and Earth; this is why in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the devotee says to HORUS: “I strengthen your legs and your arms”.

In turn the devotee begs that He should strengthen his THREE BRAINS (Intellectual, Emotional, and Motor) because HORUS needs the devotee to have their Three Brains strong.

In Egyptian Theogony the Father (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is Osiris or Ra; and Ra is the Logos with its three aspects.

When the Monad is spoken of, it is Osiris who is being referred to; it is He who has to Self-Realize, and in turn unfold into Father, Mother and Son. The Son unfolds into the Essence, which is that which swallows us, leaving the SELF-REALIZED Monad.

ESSENCE —-> SON —–> MOTHER ——> FATHER

THE MONAD OF EACH ONE OF US NEEDS US AND WE NEED HIM.

When speaking with my Monad, he said to me: “I am Self-Realizing you, what I am doing is for you”.

To put it another way, what are we living for?

There is one objective: THE MONAD WANTS TO SELF REALIZE AND WE ARE HERE FOR THIS REASON.

-From Ch.7 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

INITIATIC SIGNIFICANCE of Arcanum 7

The № 7 represents magic power with all its force, the Holy Seven is the Sanctum Regnum of Sacred Magic, of the High Esoteric Magic in Kabalah, the Chariot of War. The № 7 is the Intimus, that is, our Real Being, served by all of the Elemental Forces of Nature.

Nature is a great living organism, in final synthesis this great machine is controlled by Elemental Forces.

Sacred Fire from the physical point of view is produced by combustion, nonetheless, the Fire Elemental itself, the Fire of the Sages can exist from the essential point of view and within that Fire Elemental live the Salamanders. Franz Hartmann describes them in his book called “The Elementals”.

Esoterists know that the Elementals and Elemental Gods of Fire exist. If we look at the Angelology of the Maya, Aztec, etc., we will find the Gods of Fire. The Fire Elemental of the Sages exists in all of Nature.

Air, in final synthesis is Elemental. The Tattwa Vayu, the elemental principle of Air is animated by Elemental Creatures or Sylphs, about which the kabalists speak; that Air Elemental of the Sages is, in reality, Ether in movement. Physicists say that wind is air in movement, but Occultists see that in that air in movement there exist forces which impel it, and they are the Sylphs.

Water has an Elemental Principle, the Tattwa Apas, in that principle, in that base, in that substance we find the Undines, Nereides, and Nymphs; anyone who has studied the ancient or classical latin works will find the Elementals of the Waters in them. The Earth Element is ruled by certain Elemental Creatures; it is in the Tattwa Prithvi where the Gnomes or Pygmies of the Kabalah are to be found. Fire is transformed into Air, Air into Water and Water into Earth.

The Tattwas assist us in the transmutation of lead into Gold by means of the Caduceus of Mercury.

TATTWAS ELEMENTALS

AKASH PRINCIPLE OF ETHER
VAYU PRINCIPLE OF AIR
TEJAS PRINCIPLE OF FIRE
PRITHVI PRINCIPLE OF EARTH
APAS PRINCIPLE OF WATER

This first order which is mentioned is in accordance with Rama Prasat; the TRUE order is:

TATTWAS ELEMENTALS

AKASH PRINCIPLE OF ETHER
TEJAS PRINCIPLE OF FIRE
VAYU PRINCIPLE OF AIR
APAS PRINCIPLE OF WATER
PRITVI PRINCIPLE OF EARTH

The first thing there is in creation is infinite space, which is a great Soul. Then Fire arises which converts itself into Air, Air converts itself into Water and Water converts itself into Earth, and then the Worlds appear, this is the true order of the Elements; the Intimus is Divine Spirit, and is the Chief of all the Elemental Forces.

All who work with the Arcanum A.Z.F. receive the Flaming Sword, this Sword corresponds to Arcanum № 7 of the Kabalah. The Guardians of the ancient Temples of Mystery use the Flaming Sword, and those who have awakened Kundalini receive it. In Occult Masonry the sword is used, it is received with the advent of the Fire. From the point of view of Occult Masonry, the Flaming Sword is the result of incessant transmutations.

The Elohim or Prahapatis carry their Flaming Swords, those Elohim are Divine, and an Elohim without a Sword would be inconceivable. We know that the Sexual Organs constitute the real Sanctum Laboratorium of the Third Logos, they are the creative organs of the Flaming Sword. The 22 Arcana in their essence pertain to the Ninth Sphere.

The Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom is in the Creative Organs given that all life comes from here. In the Garden of Delights of Alchemy we find the word VITRIOL, which is to be found in the Alchemical treatises and ancient tractates of Kabalah. The above word is acrostic, being derived from the phrase: “Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Ocultum Lapidem” (Visit the interior of our Earth, and rectifying it you will find the Hidden Stone).

We must search within the interior of our Philosophical Earth (the human organism) so that, [by] correcting , and working with the Arcanum A.Z.F., the Maithuna, we will locate the Philosophical Stone. The Sun (Phallus), Masculine Principle, is the Father of the Stone. The Moon (Uterus), Feminine Principle, is the Mother of the Philosophical Stone.

The Wind (Seminal Vapours) carried the Son in its bosom and the Earth nourished him, this is related with the Four Elements which are living manifestations of Akash.

The Sun and the Moon, the Masculine and Feminine Principles are combined within the Chalice (the Brain) which is supported by the Caduceus of Mercury with the two channels of Ida and Pingala. The two influences which act upon the Brute Stone, which needs to be given the perfect cubical form, are one of a masculine character and the other of a feminine character.

The Human Being has Seven Bodies, each body has its Spinal Column and its Sacred Serpent.

The Seven Bodies of Man are the following:

1st: PHYSICAL BODY
2nd: ETHERIC BODY
3rd: ASTRAL BODY OR [BODY] OF DESIRE
4th: MENTAL BODY
5th: BODY OF WILLPOWER
6th: BODY OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS
7th: BODY OF THE INTIMUS

We have Seven Serpents, two groups of three, with the sublime coronation of the Seventh Tongue of Fire, which unites us with the One, with the Law, with the Father. All of the work is realized with the Great Arcanum.

The Star of Seven Points is an inseparable, vital part of the VITRIOL, of that work with the Maithuna. The Seven Serpents of Alchemy are related with the seven planets, the Seven Great Cosmic Realizations, the Seven Degrees of Power of the Fire. The acrostic Vitriol with its 7 letters and 7 words symbolize all of the Great Work; gives the 7 Secret Words pronounced by the Solar Logos on the Calvary.

The Mysteries of Arcanum 7 are terribly divine.

In the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City there is an Aztec sculpture in the form of a decapitated man; in the place of the head there are 7 Serpents which represent the Seven Grades of Power of Fire, the Seven Snakes (a phallic figure) being related with the 7 Planets, with the 7 basic fundamental Dimensions, the 7 Vowels I.E.O.U.A.M.S. which resound in all of Nature, with the 7 words from VITRIOL.

All of this is related with the Law of the Heptaparaparshinok, this is the Law of the Eternal Seven, the ineffable Cosmic Law.

The Star of Seven Points, surrounded by a double circle with the signs of the seven planets, is a esoteric kabalistic symbol; and is a powerful talisman. The two circles represent the Eternal Masculine and Feminine Principles.

Those students of occultism who think about attaining self-realization without the Arcanum A.Z.F. are absolutely mistaken.

Madame Blavatsky, after having written the 6 volumes of the Secret Doctrine, said that those who wished to know the Mysteries of Chiram must look to the old Alchemists. She was in Agarthi.

She renounced Nirvana in order to attain the Venustic Initiation, is now Twice-Born, possesses the Solar Bodies, lives in the Sacred Monasteries and is going to return to this world which is more bitter than bile, she is preparing to take a body in the United States, in New York, this Great Master was a true Yogini, a disciple of Kout Houmi and yet after having become the widow of Count Blavatsky, married Colonel Olscott so as to work with the Arcanum of Sexual Magic. Only thus did she attain profound self-realisation.

The Great Yogi-Avataz, lord Lahiri Mahasaya was called for Initiation by the immortal Babaji when he still had a wife; the Yogi-Avatar self-realized in this manner.

In India Sexual Magic is known by the Sanskrit term “Urdhvaratus”. AUTHENTIC YOGIS PRACTICE SEXUAL MAGIC WITH THEIR WIVES. There are two types of Bramacharya (sexual abstention), Solar and Lunar. The Solar is for those who have achieved the Second Birth and the Lunar is that absurd sexual abstention which serves for nothing other than to cause sickening, and nocturnal pollutions with all of their disastrous consequences.

There are seven vices which we must transmute:

THE SOLAR PRIDE: INTO FAITH, INTO HUMILITY.
THE LUNAR AVARICE: INTO ALTRUISM.
THE VENUSIAN LUST: INTO CHASITY.
THE MARTIAN ANGER: INTO LOVE.
THE MERCURIAN LAZINESS: INTO DILIGENCE.
THE SATURNIAN GLUTTONY: INTO TEMPERANCE.
THE JUPITARIAN ENVY: INTO HAPPINESS FOR THE WELL-BEING OF OTHERS.

Only with the Science of the transmutations are we able to disintegrate the Defects and dissolve the Psychological “I”. Only with the Science of the Transmutations are we able to modify our errors, transmute the base metals into Pure Gold and govern. Work with the Arcanum A.Z.F. so that you may receive the Sword.

The Arcanum 7, “Triumph”, is attained through great struggles and bitterness, we see this in the Seven Capital Sins which we must transmute into the Seven Virtues. The transmutation of the 7 Inferior Metals into Pure Gold.

The Governors of the Seven Planets are:

GABRIEL MOON
RAFAEL MERCURY
URIEL VENUS
MICHAEL THE SUN
SAMAEL MARS
ZACHARIEL JUPITER
ORIFIEL SATURN

The Seven Kabalistic Signs of the Planets are:

MOON: A GLOBE CUT IN TWO HALF MOONS
MERCURY: A CADUCEUS AND A BABOON
VENUS: THE SEXUAL LINGAM
SUN: A SERPENT WITH A LION’S HEAD
MARS: A DRAGON BITING THE HILT OF A SWORD
JUPITER: THE PENTAGRAM OR THE BEAK OF AN EAGLE
SATURN: A LAME OLD MAN OR A STONE WITH A COILED SERPENT

The Seven Talismans have the power to attract the Seven Planetary Forces. With the stones and metals perfect talismans can be prepared.

-From Ch.29 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

SYNTHESIS of Arcanum 7:

THE “LORD’S PRAYER” IS THE MOST PERFECT PRAYER. THE “LORD’S PRAYER” WITH ITS SEVEN ESOTERIC PETITIONS IS ONE OF THE MAGIC PRAYERS. EACH PETITION MUST BE MEDITATED UPON.

He who wishes to become a Magician must obtain the Sword. The Sword is the Kundalini. The Sword is the Fire of the Holy Spirit. One has to Work with the Arcanum A.Z.F. in order to get the Sword. The struggle is terrible. THE WARRIOR CAN ONLY FREE HIMSELF FROM THE FOUR BODIES OF SIN BY MEANS OF THE ARCANUM A.Z.F.

We gain nothing in filling our heads with theories. It is better to love a good woman and practice Sexual Magic with her daily, than to be wasting time with controversy, intellectualism and theories. In this manner we acquire the Sword of Kundalini and awaken all of Magical Powers so as to enter through the gates of the Triumphant City.

-From Ch.29 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

The Seventh Arcanum: ARCANUM 7

Remember that the number seven represents Magical Power in all of its strength [or force]. The Holy Seven is the Sanctum Regnum of Sexual Magic. Number Seven (7) is the Intimus served by all of the elemental forces of Nature.

Everyone who works with the Arcanum A.Z.F., receives the Flaming Sword of Arcanum 7. In the name of Truth we affirm that the Flaming Sword of the Great Hierophants is pure Transmuted Semen. This is the outcome of Sexual Magic. This is how we transform ourselves into Terribly Divine Gods.

The sexual organs are the legitimate Laboratorium Oratorium of the Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae. This is the Sanctum Regnum where the Hierophant receives the Sword of Justice. In the Alchemical garden of pleasures, we find the word “VITRIOL”. This word (Vitriol) is an acronim, derived from the phrase “Visitam Interiore Terras Rectificatur Invenias Ocultum Lapidum” (Visit the Interior of Our Earth, [and] by Rectification you will Find the Occult Stone).

We must search within the interior of our Philosophical Earth (the human organism) then by rectifying and working with the Arcanum A.Z.F., we will find the Philosophical Stone. The SUN (Phallus), is the father of the stone. The MOON (uterus) is the Mother of the stone.

The wind bears the Son in its womb, and the earth nourishes it. The SUN and the MOON, the masculine and feminine principles are combined inside of the chalice (symbol of the mind). The SUN is the Father of the Stone (fire), the MOON is the Mother (water).

The wind (seminal vapors) bear the Son in his Alchemical womb and the philosophical earth nourishes it. The Chalice is resting on the Caduceus of Mercury (the central system, spinal column) with the two sympathetic cords known in the East as IDÁ AND PINGALÁ. Two influences interact in the generation of the philosophical stone; one of a masculine character and the other of a feminine character. The entire work is realized with the Great Arcanum.

The star of seven points is an inseparable part of the acronym VITRIOL. The seven serpents of Alchemy are related with the seven planets and the seven great cosmic realizations. The acronym VITRIOL, with its seven letters and its seven words, completely symbolizes the GREAT WORK. The mysteries of Arcanum 7 are terribly divine. The seven points of the Great Star of Alchemy have the sacred signatures of the seven planets.

The seven words of the VITRIOL and the double circle of masculine and feminine forces around the Great Septenary Star shine like the Sun in the temple of Science. The Sun and the Moon, the Fire and the Water, the King and the Queen form an integral part of any alchemical fledgling [or beginner]. The fledgling has to perform seven great works that culminate in the crowning of the Great Work.

The face of a venerable elder appears in the center of the septenary star of Alchemy according to the illustration of Viridarium Chymicum. That venerable face in the septenary star of symbolizes the sophic mercury. (The Ens Seminis) Listen pigeons of Alchemy, listen to how Estolsio explains this emblem:

“That which was enclosed within many forms, now you see it included in one thing. The beginning is our elder and he has the key; sulfur with salt and mercury give wealth. If you do not see anything here, there is no reason for you to keep searching, for you will be blind even in the midst of the LIGHT.”

Those students of occultism who think that they can acquire in depth self-realization without the Arcanum A.Z.F. are absolutely mistaken. The great Secret Sister Master stated that those who want to know the mysteries of Chiram (the fire) must search among the medieval Alchemists.

This great Master was a true Yogini disciple of Kout Humi and, nevertheless, after she had been widowed by the Count Blavatsky she married the Colonel Olcott, in order to work with the Arcanum of Sexual Magic. Only thus, could she achieve in depth self-realization.

The great Yogi-Avatar lord Lahiri Lahasaya was called to Initiation by the Immortal Babaji when he already had a spouse. Thus, this is how the Yogi-Avatar was self-realized. In Hindustan, Sexual Magic is known by the Sanskrit term Urdhvareta and the Yogis who practice it are named Urdhavareta Yogis. Authentic Yogis practice Sexual Magic with their spouse.

The Brahmacharya (absurd sexual abstinence) only for itself serves to cause disgusting nocturnal emissions with all their dire consequences. Hatha Yoga is the question of acrobatics that have the power of taking the man from the higher worlds and in order to enslave him in the physical world. We have never known of an acrobatic Hatha Yogi with internal illuminated powers.

Three rays of illumination of Intimate SELF-Realization exist: The Yogi, the Mystic and the Perfect Matrimony. However the three rays inevitably have the need for Sexual Magic. Anything that is not directed through sexual magic is a useless waste of time.

We come out from Eden through the doors of sex. And only through those doors can we return to Eden. Eden is sex in itself. Arcanum 7 of the Tarot is represented by a crowned warrior who carries a triangle above his crown and is standing upon the cubic stone of Yesod (sex). The two sphinxes, one White and one Black, are pulling his chariot, symbolize the masculine and feminine forces. His armor is the divine science that makes us powerful.

The warrior must learn how to use the Staff and the Sword. Thus he will attain the great Victory. Our motto is Thelema (Willpower), let us remember that there are seven vices that we must transmute into Wisdom and Love.

Pride is transmuted into the solar Faith and into the Humility of the Christ.
Lunar Avarice [or Greed] is transformed into hope and altruism.
The fatal Lust of Venus is transmuted into the Chastity of Venus and into the Charity of the Spirit.
The Anger of Mars is transmuted into the Marvelous Force of Love.
Laziness is transmuted into the prudent activity of Mercury.
Gluttony is transmuted into the temperance of Saturn.
[Envy is transmuted into Jupiterian happiness for others. ]

We can disintegrate our Defects and dissolve the psychological “I”, only by means of the science of transmutations. Work with the Arcanum A.Z.F. in order to receive the sword.

The Governors of the Seven Planets are:

Gabriel [Moon]
Raphael [Mercury]
Uriel [Venus]
Michael [Sun]
Samael [Mars]
Zachariel [Jupiter]
Orifiel [Saturn]

The seven notes of the lyre of Orpheus correspond to the seven planets. A planetary note corresponds to each one of the seven colors of the Solar Prism. Alchemy is intimately related to music.

Atalanta is the Voice that flees; Hippomenes is the Voice that pursues and the Apple is the Voice that delays. I.A.O. is the Supreme Mantram of Sexual Magic. I.A.O. is the name of the serpent. Blessed be the I.A.O. I.A.O. must be chanted during the experiences in the Laboratory. Thus, this is how the Serpent moves about and is joyful. Chant I.A.O. Seven Times while in the Laboratorium-Oratorium.

The Mantram I.N.R.I. has an absolute power over the fire: Chant it as well in the Laboratorium Oratorium in order to carry the fire to each one of your seven chakras. Chant it thus: INRI ENRE ONRO UNRU ANRA

These mantras must be chanted by syllabifying them as follows:

Iiinnn Rrriii (Clairvoyance)
Eeennn Rrreee (Clairaudience)
Ooonnn Rrrooo (Heart – Intuition)
Uuunnn Rrruuu (Telepathy – Solar Plexus)
Aaannn Rrraaa (pulmonary Chakras – memory of past lives)

The Great Hierophant Jesus-Christ chanted these Mantrams in the Laboratorium Oratorium of the Pyramid of Kephren.

The seven Kabalistic signs of the planets are:

Sun: A serpent with the head of a Lion.
Moon: A globe sliced by two half moons.
Mars: A dragon biting guards of a sword.
Venus: A sexual Lingam.
Mercury: One Caduceus and the Cynocephalus .
Jupiter: The flaming Pentagram or the eagle’s Beak.
Saturn: A limping elder, or a serpent entwined on a helicious stone.

The seven pentacles [or talismans] have the power of attracting the seven planetary forces.

Gold is the Sun’s metal.
Silver is the Moon’s metal.
Iron is the metal of Mars.
Copper is the metal of Venus.
Quicksilver is the metal of Mercury
Tin is the metal of Jupiter.
Lead is the metal of Saturn.

Perfect pentacles [or talismans] can be prepared with the proper stones and metals.

The Lord’s Prayer is the most Perfect Prayer because it has Seven Magical Petitions.

-From Ch.7 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

PRACTICE

ASANA.

The student must lie down on the floor on a mat [a meditation or yoga mat]. The student can spread out his/her arms and legs to each side until the five pointed star is formed.

Relax all of your body. Do not think about anything. Set the screen of your mind to be blank.

Concentrate your mind on your Internal God and start praying the Lord’s Prayer extremely slowly, and reflect on the sense of each petition, become drowsy, to reach a profoundly sleeping state while meditating upon each word, upon each phrase, worshiping… worshiping… worshiping…

The student must not move upon waking up… be motionless and practice a retrospective exercise in order to remember the internal experiences: remember where you were, what places you visited while in the astral body, what was done, what was seen, etc.

This practice must be performed as a daily habit without ever becoming weary. Seeing and hearing the great internal realities must be the goal.

-From Ch.7 of Esoteric Course of Kabalah by Samael Aun Weor

THE CHARIOT OF WAR (ZAIN)

1. All the Christian and Neo-Christian religions: Protestants, Catholics, Adventists, etc., study THE BIBLE literally .

2. All those sects study the prophecies in an absolutely intellectual and literal manner.

3. We, the Gnostics, like to converse personally, face to face, with the Angels in order for them to explain the prophecies to us.

4. We are completely practical and we know how to talk with the Angels and the Prophets.

5. Whoever wants to be a magician must obtain the Sword.

6. The Sword is the KUNDALINI.

7. The Sword is the Fire of the HOLY SPIRIT.

8. We gain nothing by filling our heads with theories.

9. We gain nothing by interpreting the BIBLE literally as is done by the Adventists, Protestants, Presbyterians, etc.

10. The best thing is to learn to talk with the Angels and the Prophets.

11. Only in this way can we tread on sure paths.

12. We should liberate the mind from all kinds of desires, emotions, reasonings, intellectualism, theories, vanities, etc.

13. It is better to love a good woman and practice Sexual Magic with her every day, than to be wasting time with polemics , intellectualism and theories.

14. Thus we acquire the Sword of the Kundalini and we awaken all our magical powers, to enter through the doors of the Triumphant City.

15. The mind is the donkey that we must ride to enter the Celestial Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

16. The mind is the den of desire.

17. When the mind assaults us with useless representations, when the mind ambushes us with its lowly passions, let us talk to the mind like this:

18. Mind, remove from me those desires; mind, remove from me those passions, I do not accept them from you, you are my slave and I am your Lord, until the end of time.

-Paraphrase from Ch.7 of Manual of Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor,
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