Tarot and Kabbalah: Chokmah
"Come, oh hallowed Word, come, oh sacred name of the Chrestos force, come, oh sublime energy, come, oh divine mercy, come, supreme seity of the most high." - Gnostic Mass
The Sephirah Chokmah of the Hebraic Kabbalah is the Cosmic Christ, the Christus. He is Vishnu among the Hindus.
The Second Logos, Chokmah, is love, the Agnus Dei, the immolated Lamb; it is the fire that burns since the beginning of the world, in all of creation, for our salvation. Chokmah is fire and underlies the depth of all organic and inorganic matter.
Solar energy is Astral Light. Its essence is the Christonic power which is enclosed in the fertile pollen of the flower, enclosed within the heart of the fruit of the tree, enclosed within the internal secretion glands of the animal and the human being. The principal seat of this essence within the human being is in the coccyx. The Aztecs denominated this sacred power as the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl that only awakes and ascends up to our pineal gland by means of amorous magic.
Christ is the same wisdom, the Solar Logos, whose physical body is the sun. Christ walks with his sun just in the same way that the human soul walks with its body of flesh and bones. Christ is the light of the sun. The light of the sun is the light of Christ.
The light of the sun is a Christonic substance which causes the plant to be created and the seed to be sprouted. This substance of the Solar Logos remains enclosed within the dark hardness of the grain and permits the plant to incessantly reproduce itself with a glorious, vigorous, and active life.
The energy detached from the solar fire is fixed within the heart of the earth, and it is the vibrating nuclear energy of the cells within all living beings. This energy is the Astral Light, the Azoth and the Magnesia of the ancient alchemists.
The Astral Light interpenetrates the entire atmosphere; it is the source of all the marvellous powers within the human being, and is the sacred fire of all life.
This world has consciousness thanks to the help of the Second Logos. Likewise, we can also awaken and have consciousness.
Christ is that terribly divine, ineffable and most pure ray which shone like lightning on the face of Moses, there within the solemn mystery of Mount Nebo.
Christ is not the Monad, Christ is not the Theosophical septenary; Christ is not the Jivan-Atman. Christ is the Central Sun. Christ is the ray that unites us to the Absolute.
I believe in the Son, the Cosmic Chrestos, the powerful Astral mediator that joins our physical personality with the supreme immanence of the Solar Father. - Gnostic Ritual
You must known that Christ is not an individual. The Cosmic Christ is impersonal, universal, and is beyond individuality, personality, beyond the “I.” Yet, Christ is a cosmic force that can express through any human being who is properly prepared.
Once, the Christ expressed through the great Master Jeshua ben Pandira, who is known in the physical world as the Master Jesus of Nazareth. The Christ also expressed through many other masters.
Christ is a latent cosmic substance within each atom of the infinite. Christ is the substance of truth. Christ is truth and life.
A human being is Christified when the Christ substance is assimilated physically, psychologically and spiritually. Then, the human being becomes a Christ; then, the human being is converted into a living Christ. We need to form Christ within ourselves. To incarnate the truth is urgent.
Among the Chinese, Christ is Fu Xi. Among the Mexicans, Christ is Quetzalcoatl, who was the Messiah and the transformer of the Toltecs. Among the Japanese, Christ is Amida, who has the power of opening doors of Gokurak (paradise). Within the Zoroastrian cult, Christ is Ahura-Mazda. The Germanic Eddas cite the Kristos, who is the god of their theogony, similar to Jesus of Nazareth, who was born on the day of Nativity, the 25th of December at midnight, the same as the Nordic Christs Odin, Wotan, and Belen.
The gospel of Krishna, within millenary India, is similar to the Christian gospel. In the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs, Christ was Osiris, and whosoever incarnated him was an Osirified one. Hermes Trismegistus is the Egyptian Christ; He incarnated Osiris. Every human being that achieves the assimilation of the Christ substance is converted into a living Christ.
Let us understand that the Solar Logos is not an individual; the Solar Logos is an army, the Verb, the great Word. The Army of the Voice is an eternal, unconditioned and perfect multiple Unity. He is the Creator Logos; He is the first instant.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:1-5
Christ is the great breath emanated from within the bosom of the absolute abstract eternal space. The absolute abstract eternal space is the Being of the Being that is within all Beings. The Absolute is the Unutterable One, the Limitless Space. Whosoever incarnates the Christ, Christifies his/her Self and enters into the ranks of the Army of the Voice.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. - John 3:14
In order to rise up to the Father, we must incarnate Christ within ourselves. No one reaches the Father except through the Son. We all are one within the Christ. Within the Lord, there are no existing differences between one human being and another, because we all are one within Him. In the world of the Lord, individuality does not exist, nor does the personality. Within Him, there are no hierarchical differences. Whosoever incarnates Him then becomes Him, Him, Him. “Variety is unity.”
We must finish with the personality and with the “I” in order for the Being to be born within ourselves. We must finish with individuality.
If in the state of ecstasy a mystic would abandon all of his seven bodies with the intention of investigating the life of Christ, he will then see himself representing the drama of the passion of the Lord; he will see himself performing miracles and marvels in the Holy Land. He will see himself dead and resurrected on the third day. If this mystic would occupy the place of Christ in these instances, he would be Him, Him, Him. This phenomenon is due to the fact that in the world of Christ, individuality and the personality do not exist. Within the Christ only a single Being exists, that expresses himself as many.
When we finish with the “I” and with individuality, only the values of the consciousness remain, which are the attributes of the absolute abstract eternal space.
Only Christ can say, “I am the way, the truth and the life. I am the light. I am the life. I am the good shepherd. I am the bread. I am the resurrection.” The Being is the one who receives the Being of his Being, the “I Am,” who is (in each one of us) a breath of the great breath, our particular ray, that is Him, Him, Him. The “I AM” is the Internal Christ of each human being, our divine “Augoides,” the Logos. Whosoever receives the Crown of Life has the right to say, “I am Him, I am Him, I am Him.”
Christ is symbolized by the phallus in the state of erection, by the scepter of power held high, by the tower, by the sharp stone and by the tunic of glory. He is the divine origin.
Christ is love. The antithesis of love is hatred. Let it be known unto you nations, kindred and tongues, that hatred is converted into fire that burns. Let it be known unto you that the most terrible monster that exists upon the earth is hatred.
Whosoever lies, sins against the Father, who is the Truth; whosoever hates, sins against the Son, who is love; and whosoever fornicates, sins against the Holy Spirit, who is chastity.