The Seven Churches
|Written by Samael Aun Weor|
The seven Chakras
Chapter VII, The Perfect Matrimony
Man is a trio of Body, Soul and Spirit. Between the Spirit and the body there is a mediator. This is the Soul. We, the Gnostics, know that the Soul is clothed with a marvellous suit. This is the Astral Body. We already know through our Gnostic studies, that the Astral is a double organism endowed with marvellous internal senses.
The great clairvoyants speak to us of the seven chakras, and Mr. Leadbeater describes them in great detail. These chakras are really the senses of the Astral Body. These magnetic centres are in intimate correlation with the glands of internal secretion.
In the laboratory of the human organism there are seven components submitted to a triple nervous control. The nerves, as agents of the Law of the Triangle, control the glandular septennial. The three different nervous controls that interact with each other are the following: first, the cerebrospinal nervous system, agent of conscious function; second, the great sympathetic nervous system, agent of the unconscious, subconscious and instinctive functions; third, the parasympathetic or vagus nerve, which collaborates by restraining the instinctive functions under the direction of the mind.
The cerebrospinal system is the throne of the Divine Spirit. The great sympathetic system is the vehicle of the Astral. The vagus or parasympathetic obeys the commands of the mind. Three rays and seven magnetic centres are the basis for any Cosmos, in the infinitely large, as well as in the infinitely small. "As above, so below".
The seven most important glands of the human organism constitute the seven laboratories controlled by the Law of the Triangle. Each one of these glands has its exponent in a chakra of the organism. Each one of the seven chakras has its roots in intimate correlation with one of the Seven Churches of the spinal cord. The Seven Churches of the spine control the seven chakras of the great sympathetic nervous system.
The Seven Churches enter into intense activity with the ascent of the Kundalini along the spinal cord. The Kundalini dwells in the electrons. The wise meditate on it, devotees adore it, and in homes where the Perfect Matrimony prevails it is practically worked.
The Kundalini is the Solar Fire enclosed in the seminal atoms, the ardent electronic substance of the Sun that, when it is liberated, transforms us into terribly divine Gods.
The fires of the heart control the ascent of the Kundalini through the spinal cord. The Kundalini develops, evolves and progresses according to the merits of the heart. The Kundalini is the primordial energy enclosed within the Church of Ephesus. This Church is located two fingers above the anus, and two fingers below the genital organs. The Divine Serpent of Fire sleeps within its Church, coiled three and a half times. When the Solar and Lunar atoms make contact in the Tribeni, near the coccyx, the Kundalini, the Igneous Serpent of our Magical Powers, awakens. As the Serpent rises through the spinal cord, it puts into activity each one of the Seven Churches.
The chakras of the gonads (sexual glands) are directed by Uranus, and the pineal gland situated in the superior part of the brain is controlled by Neptune. An intimate correlation exists between this pair of glands, and the Kundalini must unite them with the Sacred Fire in order to achieve the profound Self-Realisation.
The Church of Ephesus is a lotus with four radiant petals. This Church has the brilliance of ten million suns. The Elemental Earth of the wise is conquered with the power of this Church.
The ascent of the Kundalini to the prostate region puts into activity the six petals of the Church of Smyrna. This Church confers on us the power to dominate the Elemental Waters of life and the joy of creating.
When the Sacred Serpent reaches the umbilical region, we are able to dominate volcanoes, because the Elemental Fire of the wise is related with the Church of Pergamum, situated in the solar plexus. This centre controls the spleen, the liver, the pancreas etc., etc. This centre of Pergamum has ten petals.
With the ascent of the Kundalini to the region of the heart, the Church of Thyatira with its twelve marvellous petals is put into activity. This church confers on us power over the Elemental Air of the wise. The development of this cardiac centre confers inspiration, premonition, intuition and powers to leave consciously in the Astral Body, as well as the powers to put the body into the state of Jinas.
The second chapter of the Apocalypse deals with the four inferior churches of our organism. These four centres are known as: the Fundamental or Basic, the Prostatic, the Umbilical and the Cardiac. Now we shall study the three superior magnetic centres mentioned in the third chapter of the Apocalypse. These three superior churches are: the Church of Sardis, the Church of Philadelphia and finally, that of Laodicea.
The ascent of the Kundalini to the region of the creative larynx confers on us the power to hear the voices of the beings who live in the Superior Worlds. This chakra is related with the pure Akasha. Akasha is the agent of sound. The laryngeal chakra is the Church of Sardis. When the Kundalini opens the Church of Sardis, then made Word, it blossoms on our fertile lips. The laryngeal chakra has sixteen beautiful petals.
The complete development of this Akashic centre allows us to preserve the living body even during the profound nights of the Great Pralaya. It is impossible to incarnate the Great Word without having awakened the Sacred Serpent. The Akasha is precisely the agent of the Word; it is to the Word what the conductive wire is to electricity. The Word needs the Akasha for its manifestation.
Akasha is the agent of sound. The Kundalini is the Akasha, Akasha is sexual. The Kundalini is sexual. The magnetic centre where the Kundalini normally lives is absolutely sexual, as is demonstrated by the concrete fact of the place where it is situated: two fingers above the anus, and to two fingers below the genital organs (the space where it is located is four fingers wide). Only with Sexual Magic is it possible to awaken the Kundalini and develop it totally. This is what the infrasexuals do not like. They feel themselves to be super transcendent and mortally hate sexual magic. On a certain occasion, after listening to a lecture that we gave about sexual magic, someone protested saying that this was the way that the Gnostics corrupted women. This individual was an infrasexual. The man protested because we were teaching the Science of Regeneration, but on the other hand he did not protest against intermediate sex, or against prostitutes, or against the vice of onanism, neither did he say that those people were corrupted. He protested against the doctrine of regeneration but not against the doctrine of degeneration. Infrasexual people are like this. They feel immensely superior to all people of normal sexuality. They protest against regeneration but defend degeneration.
Infrasexuals can never incarnate the Word. They spit inside the Sacred Sanctuary of Sex, and the law punishes them, casting them to the Abyss forever. Sex is the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit.
When the Kundalini reaches the point between the eyebrows, the Church of Philadelphia is opened. This is the Eye of Wisdom. In this magnetic centre dwells the Father who is in secret. The chakra between the eyebrows has two fundamental petals and many splendorous radiations. This centre is the throne of the mind. No true clairvoyant says that he is one. No true clairvoyant says: "I saw." The clairvoyant Initiate says: "We conceptualize".
Every clairvoyant needs Initiation. The clairvoyant without Initiation is in danger of falling into very serious errors. The clairvoyant who lives narrating his visions to the whole world is liable to lose his faculty. The talkative clairvoyant can also lose the balance of the mind. The clairvoyant must be quiet, humble, modest. The clairvoyant should be like a child.
When the Kundalini reaches the level of the pineal gland, the Church of Laodicea is opened. This lotus flower has a thousand brilliant petals. The pineal gland is influenced by Neptune. When this Church is opened we receive Polyvision, intuition, etc., etc. The pineal is intimately related to the chakras of the gonads or sexual glands. The greater the degree of sexual potency, the greater the degree of development of the pineal gland; the lesser the degree of sexual potency, the lesser the development of the pineal gland. Uranus in the sexual organs and Neptune in the pineal gland, unite to take us to total Realization.
(The seven churches/ The seven chakras)
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