Now let us say a little and touch upon facts regarding the divine Daemon of Socrates, the famous Lucifer of the Notre Dame de Paris, the very same Nahuatl Xolotl, who faster than the wind answered the bewitching invocation of the sixty elders on the magical hill of Coatepec that is said to be in Tulla.
Extraordinary, charming Tulla is indeed nothing more than the Scandinavian Thule, about which the golden verses of the great Seneca speak, beyond the confines of this world...
Xolotl — the living shadow of Quetzalcoatl, Prometheus-Lucifer — is the bearer of light, the dawn star, the living symbol of our headstone, the cornerstone, the Philosophical Stone, within which is the key of all powers.
Lucifer-Xolotl, sometimes taking the aspect of the goat of Mendez, symbolizes sexual potency.
Upon returning from Mount Sinai where he found Jehovah, Moses wore on his forehead two rays of light in the shape of goat horns, which indicates that he had worked with the sexual force.
It is written with Hebrew letters that the Ark of the Covenant had goat horns on its four corners.
On his behalf, Isaiah the prophet wrote,
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O shinning star, son of the aurora! How art thou cut down to the earth, which didst weaken the nations!
“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the holy mount, in the sides of the Aquilon:
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
“Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost part of the abyss.” —Isaiah 14:12-15
The fathers of the church— Simeon, Pachomius, Eulogius, Anthony— each saw their particular Lucifer (since each person has theirs) with the appearance of some delectable maid, or some terrible male with gleaming horns, or a child with a black robe.
Let us hear about the wonderful chant of Ezekiel 28:12-19 to the beautiful demon Lucifer-Xolotl:
“Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
“Thou wast the anointed covering cherub; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
“By the multitude of thy contradictions they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and the covering cherub will destroy thee, from the midst of the stones of fire.” —Ezekiel 28:12-16
“In Monte Alban this personage awakens true devotion. The naked entity with misshapen limbs, a feline mouth and a dynamic attitude that singles out the beginnings of this city, represents nothing else than Xolotl [Lucifer]. Likewise, its association with the tiger, and the fire whose flames sometimes replace compeer-wings, the genitals, and the falling motion is enough evidence.” [This is quoted from the book entitled “The Universe of Quetzalcoatl” by Laurette Sejourne.]
Clearly, Xolotl-Lucifer-Prometheus is the double of Quetzalcoatl, the prince of the light and darkness who has absolute power over heaven, Earth, and the infernos.
Unquestionably, the divine Daemon is the reflection of God within us, here and now, and can confer upon us the power, wisdom, and divine equality. Eritis sicut dei. “Ye shall be as gods.”
The Philosophical Stone, Lucifer-Xolotl lies at the very depths of our sexual organs and has to reconcile the opposites, “coincidentia oppositorum,” and the enemy brothers.
The living and philosophical fire of the ancient medieval alchemists lies dormant in the depths of our seminal system and in mystical concealment only awaits the moment of its awakening.
INRI: Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra (“The fire renews nature incessantly”). In necis Renascor Integer (“In death to be reborn intact and pure”).
Saint Thomas said, "The highest, the most perfect of angels, the selected angel of God."
Dante wrote, “The most noble of all creatures and the sum of all creatures.”
Undoubtedly, Xolotl-Lucifer is not by any means a foreign agent, separate from our psyche. On the contrary, he is indeed the shadow of our divine Being within our “intimate particular depths.”
It is written with golden words in the book of life that certain terribly divine golden signs gloriously glow in the claw of the right leg of the Lucifer-Nahuatl.
Xolotl-Lucifer-Prometheus is the psychological trainer in the gymnasium of practical life.
Vain beating, rebutting, flapping, of certain confraternities that spread here, there, and everywhere, are obstinate defamatory instillments against the Solar Gnostic Chnouphis, the Christus Agathodaemon, the serpent of Genesis, the Lucifer Nahuatl, the resplendent dragon of wisdom.
Xolotl-Lucifer is disliked, despised, by those boorish “models of wisdom” that repudiate the Spirit that vivifies, and have interpreted the allegory of the war in heaven and the fight of Michael against the dragon literally, without comprehending its deep significance:
It is a crusade, a celestial affray that unquestionably must occur in the living depths of our consciousness, a heroic struggle against the animal passions that we carry within, personified by the myself, the self-will.
Undoubtedly, our profound interior real Being has to kill or fail. In the first case, he obviously becomes the killer of the dragon by the fact of having emerged victoriously from all the temptations placed by the latter.
Xolotl-Lucifer as tutor, educator, mentor, becomes indeed unusual, outstanding, extraordinary.
In the Luciferic temptation lies an inimitable didactic, a portentous pedagogy, an astounding attraction, an unmistakable incentive, hidden instigation with secret divine purposes, seduction, fascination.
From all of this we can infer that in our deepest intimacies we can and must fight against the dragon and his hosts of darkness (our psychological defects), if what we truly want is to become "children of wisdom" and “immortal gods”...
“While Indra, the bright god of the Firmament, kills Vritra (or Ahi), the Serpent-Demon -- for which feat he is called Vritra-han, "the destroyer of Vritra"; he also leads the hosts of Devas (Angels or gods) against other gods who rebel against Brahma, for which he is entitled Jishnu, "leader of the celestial Host.” - HP Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
The cross is a very ancient symbol, always used by all religions, in all populaces, and whosoever considers it the sole emblem of a particular religious sect would be mistaken. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived at the holy land of the Aztecs, they found the cross on their altars.
At the foundation of the great religious buildings from the Middle Ages with the feature of a semicircular or elliptical apse connected to the chancel, we see the hieratic Egyptian sign of the ansate cross, the ankh, which designates the universal life hidden in all things.
In addition, the hermetic equivalent of the ankh sign is the emblem of Venus or Cyprian-Lucifer, in copper, bronze, or brass.
All the best authors of medieval alchemy incessantly repeat to us:
“Whiten the brass and burn your books.”
Clearly, when wisely translated, that expression, saying, or prayer signifies, “Sexual Magic, scientific chastity, radical death of the animal ego.”
After having bleached the brass, the resurrected Quetzalcoatl is converted into the morning star.
The Apocalypse of St. John states:
“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” —Revelation 2:26-29
Bel and the dragon, Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl, Apollo and Python, Krishna and Kaliya, Osiris and Typhoon, Michael and the red dragon, Saint George and his dragon, always represent within each one of us our particular Divine Logos and his double, projected within our psyche for our own good.
It is not irrelevant to emphatically affirm with complete lucidity that to kill the dragon Venus-Lucifer-Xolotl is equivalent to converting ourselves into children of the same, that is to say, to receive the morning star.
Throughout antiquity, dragons were held as symbols of eternity and wisdom.
The hierophants of Egypt, Babylon, and India generally gave themselves the name of “Children of the Dragon and of the Serpents,” thus corroborating the teachings of universal Gnosticism.
Xolotl, the shadow or double of Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican Christ, precipitating himself from the empyrean downwards into our own atomic infernos, becomes extraordinary, wonderful.
Xolotl means “dog” as well as “twin.” It is not irrelevant to remember in this chapter that Father Sahagún stated that the dog is the symbol of the fire of celestial origin.
The sexual fire, the dog, the erotic instinct, Lucifer Nahuatl, is that extraordinary and marvelous agent that can transform us radically.
Xolotl in dog form, with his cross
The dog guides the knight, leading him along the narrow path that goes from darkness to light, from death to immortality.
It is urgent to take Xolotl-Cerberus out of the abode of Pluto, outstanding canine of terror that with its terrifying bark, its three flat heads and neck surrounded by snakes, infuses the defunct ones with fear.
The three-headed Xolotl-Cerberus pulls the leash of his master, leading him safe and sound on the steep path that leads to final liberation.
As an archetype of the penitent, and with the belt of chastity, Xolotl-Lucifer converted into anchorite makes light in the darkness and clarifies the entirety of Christic esotericism.
Xolotl-Lucifer in possession of the remains that will have to resurrect indicates the need to die in order to be.
It is urgent to inquire, to delve, to meditate... Unquestionably, the death of "myself" is an indispensable prerequisite for the esoteric resurrection that must be realized here and now, by means of sexual alchemy.
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” —1 Corinthians 15:53-55
The exciting and seductive didactic of Xolotl-Lucifer, intelligently exploited, makes the magical resurrection possible.
"Temptation is fire. The triumph over temptation is light."
It is urgent, undelayable, crucial to eliminate the undesirable elements that we carry within.
It is urgent, decisive, and imperative to discriminate, specify, and concretely discern certain symbolic values. I want to emphatically refer to the tiger and the dog.
Unquestionably, Xolotl-Lucifer is packed with the solar hieroglyphic, given that it is found at the root of our seminal system, and assumes the marvelous role of Cerberus, the dog cited by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
The tiger is different, and this is known by the “tiger knights,” those jaguars of the Gnostic movement who as authentic felines of revolutionary psychology have launched themselves against their own psychological defects.
Indubitably, the dog and the tiger are esoterically associated in that work.
The humanization of the tiger in Aztec art is something that amazes any mystic.
In no way would be possible to extirpate our psychic aggregates, those intimate defects that in conjunction constitute the ego, without the help of that divine particle or inner Monad clearly represented by the ax held by the man-tiger, as a sign of lightning.
It is written with complete lucidity in the book of life:
“Whosoever wants to ascend must first descend.”
“Every exaltation is preceded by a humiliation.”
Since ancient times, the descent into the Ninth Sphere was always the greatest ordeal for the supreme dignity of the hierophant. Jesus, Buddha, Hermes, Quetzalcoatl had to pass through that terrible ordeal.
Mars descends there in order to temper his sword and conquer the heart of Venus. Heracles descends in order to clean the stables of Augeas, and Perseus descends in order to cut off the head of Medusa.
Within the terrestrial profundities, within Dante's inferno, the terrible abode of Pluto, Quetzalcoatl and his double must radically die if what he wants is to resuscitate from the dead.
“There in the middle court [of that cavern] a shadowy elm
Its ancient branches spreads, and in its leaves
Deluding visions [of this suffering humanity] ever haunt and cling [like bugs].
Then come strange prodigies of bestial kind :
Centaurs are stabled there, and double shapes
Like Scylla, or the dragon Lerna bred [who Hercules killed by cutting its multiple heads off],
With hideous scream; Briareus clutching far
His hundred hands, Chimaera girt with flame,
A crowd of Gorgons, Harpies of foul wing,
And giant Geryon's triple-monstered shade.
Hence the way leads to that Tartarean stream
Of Acheron, whose torrent fierce and foul
Disgorges in Cocytus all its sands.
A ferryman of gruesome guise keeps ward
Upon these waters,—Charon, foully garbed,
With unkempt, thick gray beard upon his chin,
And staring eyes of flame; a mantle coarse,
All stained and knotted, from his shoulder falls,
As with a pole he guides his craft, tends sail,
And in the black boat ferries o'er his dead;—
Old, but a god's old age looks fresh and strong.
To those dim shores the multitude streams on—
All stood beseeching to begin their voyage
Across that river, and reached out pale hands,
In passionate yearning for its distant shore.
But the grim boatman takes now these, now those,
Or thrusts unpitying from the stream away.
Here far and wide
Thou seest the hapless throng [the souls] that hath no grave.
… A hundred years
Round this dark borderland some [shadows of what they were] haunt and roam [until a pious soul upon the Earth takes care of their bodies and puts their ashes to rest],
Then win late [without light] passage [to the abode of Pluto] o'er the longed-for wave.” —Virgil, Aeneid 6