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A Meeting of the Worlds In the May 1962 issue of the Griffith Observer, astronomer Robert Richardson described the scene in Los Angeles on February 4, 1962: Weeks beforehand we began getting inquiries [at the Griffith Observatory] from people wanting to know, "What was going to happen? What does it mean?"... Sunday, February 4 [the crowd at the Observatory] must have been the largest since it was opened to the public in 1935. By two o'clock the road leading to and from the observatory was a solid mass of cars lined up bumper-to-bumper for half a mile. One woman was weeping so badly it was hard to understand her. She was practically on the verge of collapse. "I know it's silly to carry on this way,' she gasped between sobs, 'but I can't help myself."
The Dawn of the Age of Aquarius There occurred an event that you might have recorded within your memories. I am referring to a congress of worlds or planets, which was gathered precisely under the constellation of Aquarius. Truly, this was a heavenly traffic jam. This was an encounter of worlds. There were two eclipses: one of the Sun, and the other of the Moon. Many years before, we addressed such a cosmic event, and even gave the hour in which it would occur. We judiciously asserted that such a cosmic event was going to take place on the 4th of February, 1962, between two and three in the afternoon. For twenty years we repeated the same facts. So, when the event finally came to pass, when this cosmic phenomena occurred, none of the sisters or brothers of the International Gnostic Movement found this to be something new. They only came to corroborate what we had addressed with much anticipation. A congress of worlds such as the one that took place in that year, day, and hour does not happen every day, but only when a new era begins. Therefore, facts are facts, and we have to surrender before these factual events.
The Seven Spirits Before The Throne Gabriel – Moon “Creation” Raphael – Mercury “Intelligence” Uriel – Venus “Love” Michael – Sun “Leadership” Samael – Mars “Strength” Zachariel – Jupiter “Dignitaries” Orifiel – Saturn “Death ” Elאל] ] is “God”
The Piscean Era And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Mark 14:19
10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Mark 4:10- 13 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? John 3:9-12 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
St. Anthony of Padua Sermon of the Fishes "My brothers the fishes, you are bound, as much as is in your power, to return thanks to your Creator, who has given you so noble an element for your dwelling; for you have at your choice both sweet water and salt; you have many places of refuge from the tempest; you have likewise a pure and transparent element for your nourishment. God, your bountiful and kind Creator, when he made you, ordered you to increase and multiply, and gave you his blessing. In the universal deluge, all other creatures perished; you alone did God preserve from all harm. He has given you fins to enable you to go where you will. To you was it granted, according to the commandment of God, to keep the prophet Jonas, and after three days to throw him safe and sound on dry land. You it was who gave the tribute-money to our Saviour Jesus Christ, when, through his poverty, he had not wherewith to pay. By a singular mystery you were the nourishment of the eternal King, Jesus Christ, before and after his resurrection. Because of all these things you are bound to praise and bless the Lord, who has given you blessings so many and so much greater than to other creatures.
Age of Aquarius On February 4, 1962, when the Age of Aquarius arrived, humanity entered into a very new situation. With the new celestial influence we saw the arrival of a huge shift in society: mass rebellion against the old ways, sexual experimentation, giant social earthquakes shaking up all the old traditions. We also saw the arrival in the West of a strong spiritual longing, and deep thirst for true, authentic spiritual experience. These two elements: 1) rebellion to tradition and 2) thirst for spiritual knowledge are a direct effect of the influence of Aquarius, the most revolutionary sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is the Water Carrier, whose occult significance is Knowledge, the bringer of Knowledge. With the new age came a sudden revealing of all the hidden knowledge. The doors to the mysteries were thrown open so that humanity can save itself from itself. Of course, the Black Lodge, ever-eager to mislead humanity, has produced so much false spirituality and so many false schools that it is very difficult to find the real and genuine Path. Milwaukee – Gathering place near the waters.
Dionysus and Mammon In ancient Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of wine (remember the holy Eucharist) and the god of liberation through ecstasy, who promised salvation through rituals of love. Originally, like many ancient mystery schools, his tradition required chastity and moral purity. Of course, his worship gradually degenerated into orgies of sensual desire and indulgence in many forms of intoxication. Nowadays, everyone thinks of Dionysus as a drunkard, but this is only a reflection of the mind of humanity, not the God Himself. Mammon is a word appearing in the Bible: "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon." (Matthew 6:24) Mammon is usually interpreted as materialistic concerns, wealth, etc.
The Dionysian Wave Unquestionably, Mammon and Dionysus can never be conciliated, because they are incompatible in their summaries as well as in their contents. In an irrefutable, axiomatic way, we can and even must define Mammon with two terms: Intellectualism Money (gold, material wealth) It is urgent to correctly define Dionysus in the following precise and blunt way: Voluntary transmutation of the sexual libido Transcendental mystical ecstasy Now it is opportune to cite (amongst the lucky dates of this wretched, pygmoid humanity) the date February 4, 1962, and the hour between 2:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon, in which all the planets of our solar system were reunited in a supreme cosmic council precisely under the brilliant constellation of Aquarius, in order to initiate the new Age within the august thunders of thought. Since that memorable date and under the regency of Uranus (the very venerable and very meritorious Lord of Aquarius), the Dionysian Wave intensely vibrates within all of Nature. It is important to emphasize within this present chapter the transcendental news that such a cited planet has been, is, and always shall be the brilliant star that intelligently rules and governs the endocrine sexual glands. Now you will be able to comprehend for yourselves the intrinsic motive that the intensive Dionysian vibration originates in these moments.
Dionysian Pole: Positive and Negative Nonetheless, the concrete fact that the terrestrials in their overwhelming majority were not at the same level of the circumstances is evident, clear, and manifest. Earthlings were not capable of positively polarizing themselves with such a cosmic wave... Therefore, to define the two aspects, positive and negative, of this cosmic vibration is relevant, urgent, and indispensable. Positive Dionysian Pole: sexual enjoyment by means of sublimation; voluntary transmutation of the entity of semen; awakened consciousness; objective knowledge; superlative intuition; transcendental music of the great classical Masters, etc. Negative Dionysian Pole: sexual degeneration; infrasexuality of many types; homosexuality, lesbianism; demonic pleasures within the infernal worlds by means of drugs, mushrooms, alcohol, etc., infernal music such as the “music” of these modern days, etc. To comprehend in depth the intimate processes of these two poles of the Dionysian wave is something very urgent... As a living example of these pair of diametrically opposite poles that correspond to the mentioned undulation, it is now opportune to cite here as a mode of illustration two contemporary revolutionary movements.
Two Movements Plainly speaking, I want to clearly and delicately refer to the universal, international, Christian, Gnostic Movements, and also to the obverse of the Dionysian coin known with the ill-famed or infamous name of the Hippie Movement and subsequent cultures. Unquestionably, the two mentioned psychological antipodes constitute, “per se,” a living, manifested demonstration of these pair of opposite poles of the tremendous Dionysian vibration. When judiciously arriving at this part of the present chapter, the necessity of a didactic confrontation is unavoidable. Dionysian inebriation, ecstasy, Samadhi, is obviously indispensable when one is trying to experience that which is the Truth, the Reality. Such exaltation is one hundred percent possible by means of the technique of meditation. Psychedelia is different. This term must be translated as this: psyche = “soul”; delia = “drug.”
Psychedelia vs Meditation Specifically, we will state: psychedelia is the antithesis of meditation. The inferno of drugs is within the interior of the planetary organism on which we live, under the very epidermis of the terrestrial crust. Hallucinatory mushrooms, L.S.D., pills, marijuana, etc., evidently intensify the vibratory capacity of the subjective powers, but it is clear that they could never originate the awakening of the consciousness. Psychedelic drugs fundamentally alter the sexual genes and this is already scientifically demonstrated. The birth of monstrous children is evidence of the sequence of such negative, genetic mutations. Meditation and psychedelia are incompatible, opposite, and antagonistic. They can never be mixed. Unquestionably, these two factors of the Dionysian inebriation refer to and indicate psychological rebellion. Gnostics and Hippies were annoyed with the vain intellectualism of Mammon. They were bored with so many theories. They arrived at the conclusion that the mind, as an instrument of investigation, is abundantly miserable... Zen? Jnana Yoga? These are superlative. Faculties of cognition that are infinitely superior to the mind exist in a latent state within us. We can experience that which is the Reality, that which is not of time, in a direct way, by means of these faculties. Unfortunately, the Hippie Movement preferred the inferno of drugs. Indubitably, they defined themselves perversely. We, the Gnostics, plainly disappointed with the stubborn intellectualism of Mammon, drink the wine of meditation from the cup of perfect concentration.
Psychological Change Through the Creative Energy Radical and in depth psychological changes are urgent when we are disappointed with the scoundrels of the mind. To return to the original point of departure is what is wise. Only thus is a radical transformation possible. Sexology? Bless my soul, oh God, and hail Mary! This theme horrifies the puritans... It is written in the sacred scriptures with words of fire that sex is a stumbling stone and a rock of offense... The evidence stands out; we are not the offspring of any theory, school, or sect. In the crude root of our existence, we only find the coitus of a man and a woman... We were born nude; somebody cut our umbilical cord; we cried, and then we searched for the maternal breast... Clothing? Schools? Theories? Erudition? Money, etc.? All of these came later on, as an addition. Beliefs of all types exist everywhere. However, the unique force that can transform us in an integral and unitotal way is the force that placed us on the carpet of existence. I am referring to the creative energy of the first instant, to the sexual potency. The delightful love, the erotic enjoyment, is by logical sequence the greatest joy... To know how to wisely copulate is indispensable when a definitive psychological change is sincerely longed for. The Hippies forebode all of this when they revolted against Mammon, but they erred in their way. They did not know how to synchronize themselves with the positive pole of Dionysus. We, the Gnostics, are different; we know how to enjoy. To transmute and sublimate the libido is enjoyable for us. This is not a crime. The Hippie Movement and subsequent cultures resolutely march on the devolving, descending path of infrasexuality. The universal, international, Christian, Gnostic movements victoriously progress on the ascendant, revolutionary path of suprasexuality.
The Perfect Matrimony For more information please study: The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled, The Perfect Matrimony, and other books written by Samael Aun Weor.The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia UnveiledThe Perfect Matrimony These books can be purchased at http://gnosticteachings.org/store.html. http://gnosticteachings.org/store.html You may also study our free courses online by visiting http://gnosticteachings.org/ and www.sacred-sex.org. http://gnosticteachings.org/ www.sacred-sex.org You may also attend one of our many meditation retreats. meditation retreats. "Love is the highest religion...” - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony (1950)