By Samael Aun Weor
And Jesus said to his disciples: “I am come forth out of that First Mystery, which is the
last mystery, that is the four and twentieth mystery.” And his disciples have not known
nor understood that anything existeth within that mystery; but they thought of that
mystery, that it is the head of the universe and the head of all existence; and they thought
it is the completion of all completions, because Jesus had said to them concerning that my
stery, that it surroundeth the First Commandment and the five Impressions and the
great Light and the five Helpers and the whole Treasury of the Light.”
The inner Jesus comes forth out of the First Mystery. Considering that the Son is one
with the Father, and the Father is one with the Son, whosoever has seen the Son, has seen
The First Mystery is the Mystery of the Father, and this is why it is also the Last Mystery.
The Ancient of Centuries is the First and the Last of the Mysteries.
The Four – and-Twentieth Mystery, which is explainable by the Sixth Mystery, hides
within its womb the First Mystery. The First Mystery, which is explainable by the Four-and-Twentieth Mystery, and which is synthesized in the Sixth Mystery, is the very head of the Universe.
The First Mystery, which is also the Four-and-Twentieth Mystery, enfolds the First Commandment, although, the Commandments of the Law of God are twent – two. The First Commandment also surrounds the five Impressions of the great Light, and the five Helpers, and the whole Treasury of the Light.
“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee, and my heart
feeleth thee.” Even though the First Commandment, the five Impressions of the Great Light, the five
Helpers, and the entire Treasury of the Light are under the Law of the Scale, they are
contained within the First Mystery in their final synthesis.
The five Impressions of the Great Light are found represented in the esoteric Pentagram.
The Gnostic Pentagram is the human figure with four limbs, and one unique apex, which
is the head. The sign of the Pentagram is also called the sign of the Microcosm. It represents what the
Cabbalist Rabbis of the book Zohar call the Microprosopos.
When the superior point of the Pentagram is aiming upwards towards the air, it represents
the Savior of the world.
When the two inferior points of the Pentagram are aiming upwards towards the air, it
represents the male goat of the Witches’ Sabbath.
A human figure with the head aiming downwards obviously represents a demon, that is to
say, an intellectual subversion, disorder, or madness.
The Pentagram, which in the Gnostic schools is known as the Flaming Star, is the sign of
magic omnipotence. The five Impressions of the Great Light, and the five Helpers, are contained within the
Flaming Star.The five Helpers are the five Genii: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Michael, and Samael. The
entire Treasury of the Light is contained within the Pentagram, and this allegorizes the
human being.The comprehension of the magic Pentagram is the key of the two Spaces.
The sign of the Pentagram must be composed of the seven metals, or at least traced in
pure Gold upon white virgin marble.The seven metals are as follows: Silver, Mercury, Copper, Gold, Iron, Tin and Lead.
The Pentagram, with its superior ray aiming upwards, forces the columns of demons to
The Pentagram, with the two inferior rays aiming upwards, attracts the tenebrous ones.
When the Pentagram is traced with carbon on the floor of the threshold (entr
ance) of the room, with its two inferior rays aiming towards the outside of the room, it does not permit
the entering of the tenebrous ones.
The Pentagram must be consecrated with the four elements, while reciting the exorcisms
of fire, air, water and earth.
Five breaths must be blown upon the magic Pentagram figure
The Flaming Star must be sprinkled five times with ritual water.
The figure of the Pentagram must be dried with the smoke of five perfumes:
Frankincense, Myrrh, Moe, Sulphur, and Camphor.
Afterwards, the Pentagram is placed on the floor, alternating successively to the North,
South, East and West.
The name of Aleph and the sacred name of Thau must be uttered, united in the Kabalistic
name of Azoth. While blowing the five breaths upon the Flaming
Star, the five magic Helpers Gabriel,
Raphael, Uriel, Michael, and Samael, must be invoked.
Do not forget that the Golden Fleece is the Treasury of the Light.
Unquestionably, the Golden Fleece is contained in the First Mystery.
No Adept can take possession of the Golden Fleece, if he has not previously
comprehended the First Conmiandment and the First Mystery.
The First Mystery is found contained within the Four-and-
Twentieth Mystery, which is the Loom upon which our own fate is woven and unwoven.
The Loom of God, the Great Work, functions only with the Sixth Mystery. The Sixth
Mystery is the Lover, the mystery of Love.
The transcendental sexual electricity is that marvelous force which originates all motion
in the Loom of God. Those who never transmute the sacred sperm into transcendental sexual electricity leave
the Loom of God in suspense. Those who leave the Loom of God in suspense are not working in the Great Work. It is necessary to worship Iod-Heve. Nevertheless, if the worshipper does not continue hi
s work in the Great Work, he becomes stagnant.
When one does not possess a Hermetic Glass, then one must attain it in order to work in
the Great Work.Often moral codes, prejudgments, and fears constitute a great obstacle to the acquisition
of a Hermetic Glass. A damaged or destroyed Hermetic Glass does not serve the Alchemist for his work in the
Great Work. The Hermetic Glass is the feminine Yoni; you know this.
The key of all power is found in the wise connection of the generator Lingam with the
Those who spill the Mercury do not obtain the generation of the transcendental sexual
electricity. Thus, they fail in the Great Work.
Spilling the Hermetic Glass is equivalent to paralyzing all the activities of the Four-and-
Twentieth Mystery.The cowards that are influenced by prejudgments and absurd fears, never obtain a
Hermetic Glass. Thus, they lamentably fail. Those who for absurd considerations and false moral postulates adhere themselves to a destroyed or damaged Hermetic Glass, and do not da
re to take a new one, leave the Great Work paralyzed. Thus, they lamentably fail.
The Treasury is for courageous workers. If the Gods do not want their physical body to degenerate and die, then they must feed themselves with the nectar of immortality.
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Related : Pistis Sophia, by G.R.S. Mead