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Posted 11/6/2013

The Tattwas

The great lawyer, Jose M. Seseras, said the following, “There is neither luck nor misfortune, success nor failure; everything is a vibration of the ether.” By learning the use of the tattwas one can favorably solve all matters of life.

You need a precise and exact system to obtain money, a scientific system that never fails. 

You need to take advantage of favorable circumstances to achieve the crystallization of all your projects (commercial, etc.). Remember, tattwa is a vibration of the ether. In this age of radio, television and teleguided missiles, it is absurd to deny the vibration of the ether.

 A great sage said, “Life was born from radiation, subsists because of radiation and is suppressed by any oscillatory imbalance.” You have the right to succeed. Spirit should overcome matter We cannot accept misery.

Remember that misery is Characteristic of f spirits. When the spirit overcomes matter the result is light, splendor, complete success economically, socially and spiritually.

It is necessary that you learn the Law of Universal Vibration. The study of the tattwas is very important. Tattwa (this is a Hindustani term) is vibration of the ether.

Now scientists say that the ether does not exist and that the only thing that really exists is the magnetic field. We could also say that matter does not exist and that energy is the only thing that is real. These are words, a matter of terms. The magnetic field is the ether.

“Everything comes from ether; everything returns to ether.” Sir Oliver Lodge, the great British scientist, says, “It is the ether that gives place, through diverse modifications of its equilibrium, to all phenomena of the Universe, from the impalpable Light to the formidable masses of the worlds.”


Prana is the cosmic energy. Prana is vibration, electric motion, light and heat, universal magnetism, life. Prana is the life that palpates in each atom and in each sun. Prana is the life of ether. The Great Life, in other words, Prana, is transformed into a very divine intense blue substance; the name of this substance is Akash. The Akash is a marvelous substance that fills the entire infinite space and that, when it is modified, becomes ether.

It is interesting to know that ether modified becomes what we call the tattwas.

The study of the vibrations of ether (tattwas) is indispensable. Remember that business, love, health, etc. are controlled by cosmic vibrations. If you know the vibratory laws of life, if you know the tattwas, you will be able to obtain much money. Remember that money, in itself, is not good or bad; everything depends on what you do with it. If you use it for good, it’s good, and if you use it for evil, it’s evil. Obtain much money and use it for the good of humanity.

There are seven main tattwas that you should learn how to use to succeed in life. No Gnostic student should live in misery. It is necessary that you know the names of the seven tattwas; these names are Sanskrit terms. It is possible that it might be somewhat difficult for you to learn these names but remember that it is well worth the study to succeed in life.

The Names of the Tattwas

Akash is the principle of ether. Vayu is the etheric principle of air. Tejas is the etheric principle of fire. Prithvi is the etheric principle of the element earth. Apas is the etheric principle of water. There are two secret tattwas named Adi and Samadhi that vibrate during the aurora and are excellent for internal meditation (ecstasy or samadhi is achieved with them). We will not expand on these tattwas now because they are useful to advanced students only.

Tattwic Timetable

The vibration of the tattwas begins at sunrise. Each tattwa vibrates for twenty-four minutes in a period of two hours. The first tattwa that vibrates is Akash, followed in succession by Vayu, Tejas, Prithvi, Apas. Two hours later, Akash vibrates again and the succession of the tattwas is repeated in the same order previously described. The tattwas vibrate day and night. It is necessary to know the hour of sunrise. Bucheli’s Astrological Yearbook is one of the calendars that mark the time of sunrise in each country of Latin America. Some daily newspapers, especially in the United States of America, and magazines indicate the time of the sunrise. Galvan’s Calendar is also good for this purpose. Those who would like B American Yearbook can request it from the following address: Mrs. Elly de Bucheli, Casilla 1880, Santiago, Chile. It can also be requested from the Kier Editorial, S.A., Av. Santa Fe #1260, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Property of the Tattwas

AKASH: It is exclusively good for meditation. We advise you to pray a lot during this time. Do not have business or love appointments during this time because you will inevitably fail. This tattwa causes us to make very serious mistakes. If you work during this period, you should then be very careful (artists should abstain from working in Akash). Everything that begins with Akash will fail. Akash is the tattwa of death.

VAYU: Everything that is velocity and motion corresponds to Vayu, the principle of air.

Winds, air, aerial navigation, etc., are related to Vayu. During this period people enjoy talking ill about their fellowmen, lying, stealing, etc. Usually, airplane accidents happen during this period and suicides are stimulated by this tattwa. We advise you not to marry during this period because your marriage will be of a short duration. All kinds of simple and quick business transactions turn out very well in Vayu, but complicated and long lasting business deals result in failure. It is good to carry out intellectual works during this period. The great yogis mentally manipulate this tattwa and use it inteffigently when they want to float in the air.

TEJAS: It is hot because it is the etheric principle of fire. During the period in which this tattwa is active we feel more heat. You can bathe in cold water in Tejas and you will never catch a cold. Never argue with anyone in Tejas because the consequences can be serious. You should utilize the time of Tejas to work intensely. Don’t marry in Tejas because you will have constant quarrels with your partner. The most terrible explosions and accidents happen in the period of the tattwa Tejas.

PRITHVI: This is the tattwa of success in life. If you want to succeed in business, do it in Prithvi. If you want to have good health, eat and drink in Prithvi. Marriages that are carried out in Prithvi are happy for life. Every party, every lecture, every business, every appointment done in Prithvi will be a total success. Prithvi is love, charity, benevolence.

APAS: It is the principle of water and is the opposite of Tejas (fire). This tattwa is marvelous for the purchase of merchandise. It is also marvelous for business and you will be able to earn much money if you know how to take advantage of this tattwa. Buy lottery in Apas. Journeys by water are good in Apas. Rainfalls that begin in Apas tend to be very lengthy and heavy. The tattwa Apas works on concentrating and attracting.

Remember that you need to know the exact time of sunrise to be guided by the tattwas.

Always have a good wristwatch or pocket-watch and take advantage of the tattwas in practical life.


Sit at a table facing the East, rest your elbows on the table and proceed in the following manner: place the thumbs of your right and left hands into your ears, cover your eyes with the index fmgers, cover your nostrils with your middle fingers, and seal your lips with your ring fingers or little fingers. Inhale Slowly counting to twenty. Hold your breath and count from one to twenty. Exhale slowly counting one to twenty. It is necessary to remove your middle fingers to inhale and exhale but during the retention of your breath the middle fingers should hermetically seal your nostrils. It is necessary for you to try to see the tattwas with the third eye during the retention of your breath. The third eye resides between the two eyebrows. At the beginning you will see nothing but after some time you will be able to see and recognize them by their colors. Akash is black and its planet is Saturn. Vayu is greenish blue and Mercury is its planet. Tejas is red like fire and its planet is Mars. Prithvi is golden yellow and the Sun is its planet although it is also influenced by Jupiter. Apas is white, and Venus and the Moon are its planets.