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THE TREE OF LIFE

Posted 2/3/2016

“Two are the Trees from Eden: The Tree of the Science of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life.

The Tree of the Science of Good and Evil is The Sex, and this Tree of Knowledge is represented by the sexual organs.

The Tree of Life is the Being, and in our Physical Body  this Tree is represented by the spinal column.”    Samael Aun Weor

If we observe the Tree of Life, as it is described by the Hebrews cabbalists, we can see 10 Sephiroths. It begins with Kether the Ancient of the Days that is in the higher part of the tree; then follows Chokmah, the second sephiroth, that is to say the Second Logos, the Cosmic Christ or Vishnu; it continues with Binah, the Third Logos, the Lord Shiva. Kether, Chokmah and Binah, are the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, as they were drawn in the Three of the Life, of the hebrew mysteries, and as it was taught by the rabbis.

 

Kether, Chokmah and Binah are the Trimurti and Perfection, are the divine triangle, the Father very beloved, the Son very adored and the Holy Spirit very wise.

 

After this divine triangle, there is an abyss and after this abyss it comes the second triangle formed by Chesed, the fourth sephiroth, the Intimus or Atman the ineffable (speaking in sanskrit); it continues with Geburah the Rigour of the Law, the fifth sephiroth, the Buddhi, the Divine Soul that is feminine; then it comes Tiphereth the sixth sephiroth, the Human Soul that is masculine.

 

By unfolding it comes a third triangle, and it is represented by Netzach, the mind, the seventh sephiroth; continues Hod, the eighth sephiroth, the Astral body; below is Jesod, the ninth sephiroth; the principal foundation of the sex, the vital base of the human organism, the Vital body or etheric vehicle, the Linga-Sarira of Theosophy.

 

Finally we see Malkuth in the lowest part of the Tree of the Life, the tenth sephiroth, the world or physical body; the body of flesh and bones.

 

The first triangle is logoic: Kether, Chokmah and Binah. The second triangle is Ethic:

Chesed, Geburah and Tiphereth. The third triangle is Magic: Netzach, Hod and Jesod. Malkuth, the physical world is a fallen sephiroth.

 

The first triangle, that is to say, the Logoic triangle, obviously has its gravitation center and that can be observed by everybody-, in the Divine Father, the Ancient of the Days, Kether. Is the mathematical point in the immense, infinite, unalterable, space. This triangle, is the triangle of the Father.

 

If we analyze the second triangle, we see that is Ethic. Why we call it ethic? Because in this triangle the ethics are the main element, the correct behaviour, there we know the rigour of the law; there we learn the good and the evil, what is good and what is bad, this triangle is the world of the Pure Spirit, it is the Hindustani Trimurti of Atman, Buddhi and Manas.

 

Obviously, the gravitation center of this triangle can be seen immediately, it is the Human Soul, the soul that suffers, the most human part in us, that is to say, Tiphereth, that matches with the Causal. That triangle is also called, the Son's Triangle, here we see that the Cosmic Christ, Binah normally expresses himself through the Human Soul, the Tiphereth of the Hebrew Cabbala.

 

The third triangle is very interesting, the Magical Triangle, formed by the mind, that is to say, by Netzach; the Astral body or Hod and the Etheric body, Jesod or basic sexual principle of the universal life. Why is called magic triangle? Because undoubtedly it is in the Kingdoms of the Mind, of the Astral and even of the Cliphos or Infernal worlds, in where one exercises the High Magic.

 

There is not doubt that in Netzach we can find the Hermetic Magic and in Hod the Natural Magic. Other authors think differently, they believe that in Netzach the Mental world, is the Natural Magic, I do not agree with them in that sense, because it happens that the mind itself is Mercurial, there are authors that do not agree with my concepts, and believe that is Venusian, I regret to have to discuss these concepts, because everybody can realize that the mind is mercurial. So, the Hermetic Magic has to be identify with Mercury in the mind and with the Natural Magic, Ceremonial or Ritual Magic, etc.; we can find it in the Astral world, in the Astral body.

 

Where do we find the gravity center of the Magic triangle? Obviously, in the sex, because from it, it comes the Birth the Death and the Regeneration. Everything gravitates around the sex, the third triangle has as gravity center the sex, that is to say, Jesod, the force of the Third Logos, the sexual potency.

 

In this form, we have found that there are Three Basic Gravity Centers in the Tree of the Life. In the first triangle is Kether the Elder of the Centuries, the gravity center of the First Logos.

 

In the second triangle Chokmah the Cosmic Christ, the Second logos that has its gravity center in the human Soul, Tiphereth.

 

In the third triangle, Jesod becomes the gravity center to the Holy Spirit, the Third logos. 

 

It is through the sexual force how the life appear, as in the physical body and in all the alive organisms. Malkuth, the physical world could not exists without the presence of the sex, because we are sons of a man and a woman. So, Jesod is the foundation of the Third logos, the center in which gravitates the sexual force of the Third Logos.

 

The Trees of Eden are two: The Tree of the Science of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life.

 

The Tree of the Science of Good and Evil, is the sex and this tree of the knowledge, is represented by the sexual glands.

 

The Tree of Life is the Being, and it is represented in our physical body by the vertebral column.

 

All cultural doctrine has to study carefully these two trees. Because the study of one tree, forgetting the other one, brings an incomplete knowledge, an useless knowledge.

 

How useful could be to study the Being if we do not know the sex? Both trees are the

Eden and they even have the same roots. These are the two great strongest columns of the

White Lodge: Wisdom and Love. The Wisdom is the tree of the Science of Good and Evil and the Love is the Tree of Life.

 

In the Ancient Egypt the doctrine of the two trees was studied profoundly. The fatal shadow of the Tree of Life is the "I". The fatal shadow of the Tree of the Knowledge is the Fornication. People takes the shadows as something real.

 

He that finishes with the process of the "I," realizes the Being in himself.

 

He that finishes with the Fornication becomes a Christ.

 

"And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, If every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."    Genesis 2: 16-17.       

 

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."        Genesis 3: 6.           

 

"And the lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know the good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."            Genesis 3: 22-24.

 

If the man could have eaten from the delicious fruits of the Tree of the Life, then we would have had now Fornicating Gods. That would have been the curse of the curses. The most terrible sacrifice. The impossible.

 

The flaming sword of the Cosmic justice, turns in every way, threatening, terrible, keeping the way to the Tree of Life.

 

From the Sephirothic Crown: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, was born the Intimus. The Intimus has six inferior vehicles that pervade to each other forming the man. All the faculties and powers of the Intimus, are the fruits of the Tree of Life. When the man could return to the Eden (through the same path from which he went away), will be able to eat the fruits of the Tree of the Life. Then he will see God face to face without dying; the ray will be his staff and the storms the rugs to his feet.

 

There exists Ten waves of life that penetrate and pervade to each other without confusion, those Ten Eternal Emanations are the Ten Sephiroths of Cabbala. The Ten branches of the Tree of Life. Now we understand why God put Ten fingers in our hands.

 

The twelve senses in the man (7 Chakras or Churches + 5 physical senses = 12) are related with our vertebral column. The vertebral colon is the physical representation of the Tree of Life; the twelve senses, are the twelve fruits of the Tree of Life.

 

 

THE SEPHIROTHS

 

SEPHIROTHS

KABBALISTIC

NAME

CHRISTIAN

NAME

ATTRIBUTES

BODIES

Chokmah

Ophanim

Cherubims

Wisdom

The Son

Binah

Aralim

Thrones

Intelligence

Holy Spirit

Chesed

Hasmalim

Dominions

Love

Inner Self

Geburah

Seraphim

Powers

Justice

Divine Soul

Tiphereth

Malachim

Virtues

Beauty

Human Soul

Netzach

Elohim

Principalities

Victory

Mental Body

Hod

Beni Elohim

Archangels

Splendour

Astral Body

Jesod

Cherubim

Angels

Foundation

Vital Body

Malchut

Ischim

Initiates

Kingdom

Phisical Body

 

    

The Ten Sephiroths of universal vibration emanate from the Ain Soph, the microcosmic star that guides our inner world. It is the Real Being of our Being.

 

When it is speak about the Sephiroths, we have to know that they in reality are twelve; the Ain Soph is the Number One, and its tenebrous antithesis in the abyss, is the Sephiroth Number Twelve.

 

Are twelve spheres or universal regions that penetrate and pervade to each other without confusion. The twelve spheres gravitates around the central atom of the sign of infinite. 

 

Within those twelve spheres the solar humanity unfolds. We have already said the sign of the infinite is in the center of the Earth, in its core. The Sephiroths are atomics, the Ten Sephiroths can be reduced to three tables:

 

  1. Table of Quanta: the radiant energy that comes from the Sun.

 

  1. Table of Atomic Weights, of the elements of nature.

 

  1. Table of the Molecular Weights, of the compounds.

 

This is the Jacob' ladder, that goes from the earth to the sky. All the worlds of cosmic consciousness are synthesized in these three tables.

 

A Sephiroth cannot be understood in a single plane, because its nature is quadruple. That is the reason of why the cabbalists say that there are four worlds.

 

Aziluth: It is the archetypic world, or world of the emanations; it is the divine world.

 

Briah: It is the world of creation, also called Khorcia, that is to say the world of the sections.

 

Yetzirah: It is the world of the formation and Angels.

 

Assiah: It is the world of the action, the world of the matter.

 

Three Sephiroths of the form are in the Colon of Severity (Binah, Geburah and Hod).

 

Three Sephiroths of the energy are in the Colon of the Mercy (Chokmah, Chesed and Netzach).

 

And among those two columns is the Colon of the Equilibrium, in which are the different levels of the Consciousness (Kether, Tiphereth, Jesod and Malkuth).

 

All the Ten known Sephiroths, divide the Sephira, the Divine Mother that reside in the Heart's Temple; IO is the mantra of the Divine Mother and Ten are the emanations of the Prakriti, that is to say, the Ten Sephirots.

 

Kether is our Father, he is a breath of the Absolute to himself profoundly unknown. Kether is the Ancient of the Days, and each one of us in last synthesis is a blessed Ancient of the Days.

 

Chokmah is the Son, the atomic Christ in ourselves.

 

Binah is our Mother, the Holy Spirit in ourselves.

 

Kether, Chokmah and Binah are our Sephirothic Crown.

 

The Father very beloved, the Son very adored and the Holy Spirit very wise, live in the depths of our Superlative Consciousness, awaiting the supreme instant of our realization.

The Holy Spirit is our Divine Mother that dresses a blue mantle and a white tunic of exquisite splendours.

 

The Mother has in her hand a precious lamp; that lamp is the Intimus that burns in the depths of our hearts. The Intimus is contained among a fine and transparent glass of alabaster. That glass is our own Superlative Consciousness, it is our Buddhi.

 

The Intimus is the Sephiroth Chesed: the Buddhi is the Sephiroth Geburah.

 

The Intimus and the Buddhi express themselves through the Human Soul.

 

The Human Soul is Tiphereth, the Will, the beauty.

 

Therefore, the Intimus with his two souls, the Divine and the Human, officiates in his Throne, the nerve system brain-spinal.

 

The Intimus is crowned with the Sephirothic Crown. The Intimus lives in his Temple. 

 

The temple of the Intimus has two columns: Jakin and Bohaz. Jakin is the mind. Bohaz is the Astral body. The mind is the Sephiroth Netzach. The Astral is the Sephiroth Hod. 

 

These two columns of the temple are sustained on the Cubic Stone of Jesod. That stone is also the foundation of the Kingdom of Malkuth.

 

That cubic stone is the Etheric body. Malkuth is the Physical body.

 

Therefore, the man is complete decade. We have Ten fingers in the hands, Ten Sephiroths and Ten Commandments.

 

When the Ancient of the days has realized the Ten Sephiroths in himself, he is transformed in Adam-Kadmon, the Celestial Man.

 

He, that realizes the Ten Sephiroths in himself, shines in the worlds of the light with ineffable Christic splendours.

 

When the Ancient of the Days realizes the Ten Sephiroths in himself, they shines in the world of the light as precious gems, as resplendent stones, in the body of the Ancient of the Days.

 

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the chuches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."             Revelation 2: 7      

 

The Ten Sephirots shines as precious stones in the body of the Ancient of the Days. In this form is how we are transformed in the Celestial Jerusalem.

"And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth sardonynx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh; chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst."          Revelation 21: 19-20

 

When the man incarnates in himself his  Sephirothic Crown, then the Ancient of the Days will illuminate and to reign him forever and ever.

 

However, brothers of my soul, in truth I say you that nobody goes to the Father but through the Son. The Son is the Cosmic Christ in ourselves, is Chokmah, the Divine Christic Wisdom, the Gnosis that shines in the depth of our hearts.

 

We have to inundate all our vehicles with the Atoms of Christic Nature; we have to forme the Christ in ourselves in order to ascend to the Father, because nobody reaches the Father but through the Son.

 

Even if Christ would born one thousand times in Bethlehem, it is not worth if he does not born in our hearts. It is necessary to forme the Christ in ourselves, in order to pass, triumphant and victorious through the doors on Palm Sunday.

 

The Nativity is a Cosmic event that has to be reached in each one of us. The nativity is absolutely individual. There exists the necessity to allow the Christ to be born in ourselves. It is urgent to achieve the nativity of the heart.

 

It is necessary to transform the Tree of the Science of good and evil, in the Immolate Lamb of the Holy City.

 

"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out..."   Revelation 3: 12

 

"...Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."   Revelation 2: 10

 

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."          John 6: 51

 

"Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."          John 6: 54 

 

Really, Christ is a Sephirothic Crown of unbounded wisdom, whose more pure atoms shines in Chokmah, the World of Ophanim.

 

That Sephirothic Crown (unbounded) sent his Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth, who through innumerable reincarnations prepared himself in our terrestrial evolution.

It was in the Jordan river that the Christic Crown, of the Solar Logos, shined, penetrated in the Buddha Jesus of Nazareth.

 

That is the mystery of the double human personality, one of the greatest mysteries of the occultism.

 

When the man receives his Sephirothic Crown, then the Ancient of the Days illuminates and guides him to the most pure waters of the life.

 

However, my dear brothers, nobody reaches the Father but through the Son, and the Son is in the depth of the Ark of the Covenant awaiting the moment of the realization.

 

The Ark of the Covenant are the sexual glands. Only through the Perfect Chastity, we can forme the Christ in ourselves and to ascend to the Father.

 

My brothers, I have already given to you the Ark of the New Testament.

 

I have taught the path of Sexual Magic.

 

"And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."         Revelation 11: 19

 

INVERENCIAL PEACE

 

Samael Aun Weor