The Ceremony in the Temple
A festival was celebrated in the temple. A precious lamp burns on the altar. A tri-colored banner victoriously fluttered in the sacred precinct. The blue of the Father, the yellow of the Son, and the red of the Holy Spirit flashed on that banner. The three king-magi (Malachim) lingered in the chamber of reflection; they came to the temple guided by the mystical sun, the star of Bethlehem. Jesus, the sublime bodhisattva, sat in front of the altar, dressed in a white linen garment, a white cloak covering his head. The sky was overcast with heavy clouds and copious showers. This is how it is written by the prophet, Micah 5:2: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel.” Lo and behold, here is that shepherd attending his spiritual birth. This is the Nativity of the heart. Suddenly, Jesus, the good shepherd, rose and went towards a sacred precinct of the temple. Then, a remarkable lightning bolt, a terribly divine lightning, sparkled in the darkness; it was the Inner Master who in those remarkable moments entered his bodhisattva. Since he had already lifted his first serpent upon the pole, the bodhisattva Jesus was prepared.
The Sacred Family Flee to Egypt
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea… for thus it is written by the prophets” [Matthew 2:1,5] the college of initiates gathered in a great hall at the palace of Herod the king with the purpose of communicating unto the monarch the spiritual birth of the savior of the world.
Herod was a man of medium stature, a thin and svelte body with a rosy and youthful face. He wore a garment fashioned according to that epoch, and covered his head with a brilliant warrior’s helmet.
Thus, Herod, seated at his working desk, listened to the report from the initiates of the temple, yet he did not believe it. He did not acknowledge Jesus as the promised Messiah, and with a lot of arguments, he indignantly rejected the report from the initiates.
Jesus in Egypt
Inside a pyramid in the land of Egypt, Jesus was initiated as a student into the mysteries. A vestal dressed in a white robe gave him the first papyri to study.
The trees of Eden are two: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is sex. The Tree of Life is the Being. Every authentic cultural doctrine has to carefully study these two trees, because to study one tree while ignoring the other gives only an incomplete and useless knowledge. Of what use is it to study the Being if we do not know sex? Of what use is it to study sex if we do not know the Being? Both trees are from Eden, and they even share their roots.
The Thirty-three Chambers of the Temple
In Egypt there was a certain subterranean passage that had thirty-three chambers. Each of these thirty-three chambers of the temple corresponds to one of our thirty-three spinal vertebrae. In the internal worlds, the vertebrae are called “canyons.” The fire of the Holy Spirit rises from canyon to canyon like a serpent through the spinal medullar canal, yet with a single ejaculation of semen this serpentine fire descends one or more canyons; it returns downward according to the magnitude of the fault. Thereafter, it is extremely difficult to re-conquer lost canyons. This is why our Lord the Christ told us:
“Disciples must not allow themselves to fall, because those who allow themselves to fall have to struggle very much in order to recover what they have lost.”
The Third Serpent
After having finished his work with the second serpent, Master Jesus began his work with the third serpent of fire. The third serpent belongs to the Astral Body. The labor with each one of these serpents is very long and difficult. The Kundalini rises slowly through the central canal of the spinal medulla; this is a laborious work of great patience.
The conditions and moral requirements of sanctification that each one of the thirty-three vertebrae demands are plentiful; this is the terror of love and law. Consequently, the ascension of each serpent means entire years of work and sanctification. Thus, to gain access to a single vertebra is a heroic realization.
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