NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR
Whoever reads this book expecting to find an informative essay on
"sugarcoated" commercial esotericism will be greatly disappointed.
The Stellar Man is about a science more elevated than any now known,
and what it can do for mankind.
This wisdom, the true origin of all knowledge, represents the
highest treasure that the human being can ever succeed in possessing
in this or any other century, on the planet Earth or anywhere else
in the far reaches of the Universe. It is the arte magnum, the
perfect vision of the essential reality of Nature, which encompasses
developing the capacity to see oneself objectively, and evaluating
the true level of development of one's own instrument of knowledge,
the mind. All knowledge, in order to be true, has to be based on
man's internal reality, and has to be integrated into a wise, just,
omnipresent, immortal, and eternal nature.
The ability to see reality is not a congenital capacity. The human
being is only able to observe the map that he himself created from a
subjective, limited, and rationalized interpretation.
This process creates a personalized pseudoreality, of which there
are as many as there are inhabitants of this planet. I call this
imaginative creation "social reality," since in practice, the
individual is a mere cultural resonator and an appendage of the
collective psyche of humanity. This is
why people live "halfway" and are a mixture of good and bad; why
they are a little asleep and a little awake; why they are
insignificant even with all their delusions of grandeur. In other
words, they do not live profoundly and cannot even grasp the
overwhelming significance of this fact. They just graze the surface
of the planet and the epidermis of knowledge.
According to tradition, more than twenty centuries ago, the greatest
sage of all lived on our planet; Hermes Trismegistus, the three
times great. His Teaching, being of extraterrestrial origin, was
called Hermeticism. Its objective is the profound knowledge of
oneself and of the Universe. According to Hermes, the microcosmos
and the macrocosmos are analogous, which is why the conscious
penetration into one's own Universe will also lead the student to
universal wisdom. The characteristic of this knowledge is that it
transcends time and space, and corresponds to the secret anatomy of
Nature, which like God, has neither beginning nor end.
When Hermes wanted to transmit his teachings to a chosen few, he
found himself faced with the problem of the limitations of language,
which is descriptive and informationally based. This inherent
disability made human language inadequate to meet the desired end,
since all authentic wisdom is "meaningful" and not "informational."
It can only be comprehended at the level of BEING, and not through
merely intellectual faculties.
For this reason, an unknown language
had to be used, different from the language of people and nations.
It is a "language of meaning," that emanates exclusively from a
potent mind at the level of
higher consciousness, and which far exceeds the habitual condition
of man. The "language of the Gods" was the only means that could
assure the comprehension of that sublime teaching.
Hermes started to transmit his Teaching in great secrecy, choosing
only the most prepared as his students, due to the great difficulty
that such a magnum opus entailed. In time, he succeeded in forming a
few inheritors and continuers, Masters who formed an Initiatic
School. They formed an occult fraternity that fulfilled its work
behind the scenes and in silence. They knew that there were many
neophytes who were guided by greed and ambition to obtain unlimited
personal power to satisfy sordid passions, rather than a genuine
spiritual or philosophical restlessness.
Many of those who gained admission into this School failed in their
tests and their twisted intention and absolute lack of ethics became
evident over time. The possession of ethics was an indispensable
condition to be chosen to receive the highest level of instruction.
The limited and superficial information that these pretenders thus
obtained became the basis for the birth of a false and spurious
esotericism. It was based on speculation and superstition, and its
dissemination is the foundation of the immense majority of what
today is erroneously known as "magic," "occultism," and so forth.
True and sacred occultism was the knowledge of Hermes, hidden from
those who have not succeeded in mastering the language of the Gods,
and from those who, owing to their own limitations, pride, and
pettiness, were not concerned with developing their higher
What is certain is that despite the time and difficulties, a few
Masters with the necessary power and wisdom to confer Hermetic
initiation have existed in every epoch. This initiation is a
mystical and transcendental event that offers the individual a
certain opportunity to cross the threshold that leads to the path
towards spiritual perfection and cosmic wisdom. If the individual
triumphs in such an undertaking, he becomes a Stellar Man.
represents the highest goal that Homo sapiens can aspire to, and
which corresponds to the culmination of the evolutionary process,
but which the species would reach only after many thousands of years
of successful development. Making this ascending leap leads the
individual to completely overcome his animal condition, thereby
moving him up one step on the evolutionary scale in the Universe.
The path of self perfection is long and arduous. There can be no
other way than to pursue the attainment of authentic power over
oneself and one's own existence, and to pursue the possession of a
state of consciousness in which disharmony, destructiveness,
ugliness, aggression, and unhappiness no longer exist.
The real Hermetic
Initiate acquires the capacity to transcend such petty realities, to
instead place himself in the unlimited and infinite context of
absolute reality; that which transcends time and space. From that
moment on, he will never again be defeated by hesitation,
loneliness, or doubt. He will have united himself harmoniously with
that unique and powerful force which is a creator and maintainer of
life, what Hermes called "MIND."
The Hermetic Principle says: "The ALL is MIND; The Universe is
Mental." This means that only one class of essential energy exists in the cosmos. This energy, this higher conscious
and intelligent force, is divided, and projects itself into infinite
vibrations and forms of life, thus maintaining the balance of
creation and life of all animate and inanimate species.
The occult anatomy of the cosmos is the mechanics of Nature, whose
forces reciprocally feed from and nourish man, influencing
everything in his life. Knowledge, and the use of these forces, is
what permits the genuine Hermeticist to act with his mind in
different vital situations in order to ensure the achievement of his
Fate does not exist; everything has a cause and effect;
nothing happens by chance. True magic bears no resemblance
whatsoever to superstition and witchcraft. The true magus, is a
KING of his internal world which by analogy can influence the
"As it is above, so it is below."
"As it is within,
so it is without."
Guided by voraciousness and greed, there are many who believe that
it is possible to steal the secret and usurp the magic power,
supposing that it is based on the development of
faculties. Nothing is further from reality.
Magic is the path of
It is the supreme art, which leads to one's own
liberation and spiritual perfection. It is the ascending
evolutionary spiral that leads the individual to the only true
heaven—the one gained through one's own merit and through internal
discipline—it is the legacy of Hermes. It is not possible to reach
this goal without having first dominated oneself. Nature makes the
candidate for immortality undergo various tests.
The will and
character of the candidate have to be tempered silently in the forge
daily experience, until he cleanses his heart of all impurities. It
is not possible to approach Isis, the mistress of the mysteries of
Nature, without having first achieved a state of inner transparency.
If this were not so, the candidate would end as the butterfly burned
by the flame of a candle, for supreme truth blinds or burns the
evildoer and the impure as much as it elevates the just and perfect.
The noble figure of Hermes, the envoy of the Gods, rises out of the
remote past showing us the correct path.
You who read this book are free to make your own decision.
Written for the 2nd edition
NOTE: The use of the masculine pronoun "he" is used throughout this
book, (other than in cases that specifically refer to the masculine
gender) to refer to both men and women. This was done with the aim
of simplifying the sentence structure.
I - MESSAGE
"I, ISIS, mistress of the mysteries of Nature, speak to you.
You, novice who seeks to go through the gates of initiation, and you,
layman who will read with idle curiosity, calm your spirit, clear
your mind, calm your emotions. Get away from worldly noises, and
look for shelter under the mantle of your own SELF so you may cross
the threshold that leads to the abode of the magicians with no
danger. Cast away your prejudices; shed your egotism; flee from
personalism and rashness for an instant; analyze with serene eyes.
Do not fear aught but yourself; do not doubt but that which you
analyze superficially; do not deny before meditating. Separate
yourself from the multitude that obscures your ideas; be yourself
and think for yourself; do not limit yourself.
You, seeker of wonder, you, candidate for initiation, do not look
into the distance. Gather all your energy within yourself. Forget
about India and Tibet. Do not cry out for God, Allah, or Jesus.
What you look for is right where you are at this moment. Yes, stop
looking toward the outside and bury your sight deeply within
yourself. Tune your perceptions, sharpen your senses, and there in
the center of your being are you, your "I," your real essence, the
truth behind lies, the immortal energy that gives life to the clay
that is you. Look with devotion and reverence because there is light
. . . and the light that blinds you is God. Listen to how it
decrees: 7 am the road and the life.'
But. . . beware! You cannot contemplate God face to face without
dying. Are you willing to continue? I can grant you a great gift. I
offer you . . . death! Do not tremble, this death is the gift of the
immortals; it is the gift of the phoenix that is gloriously reborn
from its own ashes. To be, one must not be; to be born and to be,
one must first die. If you achieve this, you will be called the
Do not scorn my offer; consider it carefully. It is
better to die now than to live awaiting death. Do not believe that
if you reject me you will be able to continue your path unharmed. On
the contrary, all paths lead to me; ignore me and you will be like
an orphan who does not know its parents. You only have two paths;
either I devour you or you unite with me. Yours, and only yours, is
If you decide to be devoured, fully dedicate your life to enjoyment;
drink the last drop from the cup of pleasure. Close your mind to the
voice of your spirit, abandon yourself to the beast and enjoy the
sensual pleasure of matter. Thus, when you are least aware, the
moment of final cannibalism will arrive. Do you really believe I
will take pity on you? You deceive yourself; I have no feelings. I
am beyond pleasure and pain, beyond right and wrong. I am like the
sun that rises in the morning to light everything
equally. After your death, you will become only remains and a relic.
Afterwards . . . not even that.
If you desire to marry me, you must be ready to suffer the death of
initiation. You must pass the trials the terrible Sphinx will send
to you without mercy in order to judge your spiritual courage and
the quality of your nature. I surrender myself only to he who has
reached the stage of crucifixion, resisting the attacks of the four
elements. I love only those who have drunk from the cup of
bitterness, of betrayal, of ridicule and mockery, of persecutions,
of slander, and of defamation.
I love the initiates who have
persisted with courage, suffering the loneliness of the spirit in
the midst of a world of animals. You come to me after experiencing
slander and defamation, which are the specific trials of the element
of air; after blows and persecution, the trials of the element of
earth; after sensual temptations and vices, which are trials of the
element of water; and after dominating uncontrolled ambitions, which
are the trials of fire.
This quaternary corresponds to each of the ends of the cross to
which one who came to me was nailed . . . Jesus Christ. Nevertheless,
others even greater have lived and live in secret; no one knows of
their existence because it is better for their work.
Do not believe that in the world there exist only the once born and
the twice born; unfortunately the once and a half born and the
aborted ones also exist. Beware not to be taken in by their
convincing lies and machiavellian language. These beings live
neither in this world nor the next. They are neither initiates nor
laymen, but imitators of Masters, semisages, sowers with unclean
hands, the followers of dead scrolls, and black magicians who covet
me and boast of my love when they are not even worthy of my smile.
Some may wear saris or tunics; others, collars and aprons; others,
Rosicrucian attire; some proclaim themselves the only possessors of
the truth, believing that they actually possess this monopoly. All
of them claim my friendship, but are only beggars who plead to me
for crumbs of wisdom. You do not achieve second birth by standing on
your head or meditating, nor in the coffin of purely symbolic
ceremonies, nor by good works or the grace of the Holy Spirit.
If you disdain me, receive my blessings and continue on your road,
destined to be food for the Gods. Not all can be men; some can only
be animals, or worse, vegetables. If you come to me through
curiosity, think twice. It is easy to be rash with what one does not
know. If you are not brave enough, turn back; shield yourself with
your vanity and your pride, content yourself to look down at the
ground like your kin. If you are not prepared, do not aspire to see
my face; unfortunate is he who, possessed by animal greed or misguided
curiosity, contemplates only my reflection, as he will never forget
me, and will die tormented by the desire to possess me.
If you are prepared, if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, if
your intention is pure and noble, proceed without discouragement and
know that from the moment you cross the threshold of the occult
abode, I will be anxiously awaiting you like the young bride for her
first love. This book can help you; it can be the guide that will
take you to the hidden door, which so many seek and so few find.
Seek and you will find; do not pray to the Gods, fight for me. You
will conquer me with the strength of your decision, not by praying."
II - THE
It is surprising how the human being knows so many things and
understands so little. Just as in homeopathy, the noble product
(knowledge) is infinitesimally diluted by man's inability to
Homo sapiens dedicates his most important efforts to increasing his
knowledge, but it is precisely in this persistence that he begins to
lose himself more and more in a haze of uncertainty and
disorientation. Afire with the thirst for knowledge, he tirelessly
pursues any new thesis or theory that may beckon, but, like that of
the mythological Tantalus, his thirst, far from being satiated, only
A paradoxical destiny surrounds this deluded creature: to know more
each day but to understand less. Inevitably, he extends himself
daily up to the point of losing his own identity, constrained to
draw away from himself to merge with the external. Homo sapiens has
advanced with extraordinary speed in the conquest of science, and
with the same momentum, he has lost himself in a world of phantoms born from the
collective hallucinations of a world becoming daily more artificial,
stereotyped, and programmed. In this world, the one who triumphs is
usually the man of the masses who demonstrates perfect submission to
the norms of the multitude, and who decides at an early age not to
think for himself, but to act instead with the multitude's
This is an unfailing passport to material success,
but the price paid is so much higher than the reward. The price is
one's own individuality, the much prized goal of the Delphic
command, "know thyself." As it happens, one who knows himself well
and therefore understands others is often harassed, disregarded, and
ostracized. This is due to the fact that leadership usually belongs
to the mediocre who glorify the golden calf and celebrate the empty
stereotype of the programmed individual. The temple of Delphi and
its ideals no longer exist.
They have been replaced by the temple
of the university, the temple of the law, the temple of religions,
and the temple of political ideologies and economic systems, along
with all their slogans and phrases. All these are united by a common
"Do not recognize yourself; surrender yourself to the
multitude and obey its designs."
Very few people are aware of this situation, but some feel it
instinctively and try to rebel against the system, without knowing
what really leads them to this reaction. Young people, for example,
intuitively resist, although sometimes by mistaken paths, only to be
absorbed by the collective entity. Later, as the years go by and
their cerebral programming is
strengthened, youth also yields to the strong influence of the
A person who does not rapidly integrate collectively is believed to
be antisocial, but he who merges easily and completely with the
masses and loses his individuality is considered very valuable. This
willingness to merge is considered the correct way to be and is
seen as the mark of a social conscience. Here again sapiens has
missed the point, for it is not possible to help or love others
without first knowing oneself.
Two thousand years ago, sapiens basically had the same problems he
does now; the same fears, desires, anxieties, ambitions, greed,
lies, cowardice, complexes, internal conflicts, and confusions. His
norms of behavior were no different in essence than those at
present. On the other hand, his material conditions were
dramatically different from today's circumstances, considering the
astounding progress that can be observed up until the present day.
The question arises whether this same progress has also occurred in
the internal nature of sapiens. That is to say, is he a better human
being today; does he have more quality as a person than in earlier
times? The reply is clearly no. No appreciable change has taken
place in the human quality of sapiens in two thousand years, nor
even in five thousand years. He has only increased his intellectual
capacity, due to the powerful and ever increasing demands of
Although the world has progressed from a barbaric state to
civilization in the course of history, the savage sapiens is today
basically as primitive as in the distant past, except that
he is now covered with dozens of layers of cultural and educational
To break through the spiritual isolation of humanity, a superior
being full of love and compassion came to the world one day: Christ.
He wanted to give sapiens an opportunity to know a different world,
a world without violence, hate, slavery, or contradiction, to show
sapiens what he could achieve.
The collective mind of the multitude, programmed according to the
dictum "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," violently rejected
the Christian message and destroyed the Messiah, as had happened on
other occasions when Christ had come to earth, manifested through
other superior men.
This is how the multitudes serve as an instrument for the
Antichrist, the blind monster, the headless beast that lies in wait
for all those who want to achieve the conscious individuality which
would allow them to stop being sapiens and convert them into Stellar
Men. To be Stellar Men is the pinnacle of the evolution of Homo
At some time, no one knows when, the false legend of the Antichrist
was born. The legend is erroneous in imagining that a mythological
being would be born into the world in order to destroy it through
the perversion of Christian values, and that this being would
incarnate into a man to undertake this ominous work.
The legend as it exists now might be a distortion of the original
Hermetic term Antechrist. In Hermetic circles, the term
designated one who would act as announcer of Christ,
preparing the way. In these terms, the only Antechrist was John the Baptist.
Thus, we use the word
Antichrist to mean contrary to Christ and
Antechrist to mean before
Unfortunately, today we cannot count on the spiritual impulse of
Christ incarnated in a human body. Christ as a divine force,
omnipresent in religious temples, is but a symbolic allegory that
invites believers to follow a comforting example. No known
individual currently possesses a real spiritual force which could be
called Christic. The priests of different religions only try to
imitate Christ, but unfortunately they do it with external and
prefabricated spirituality, in accordance to the stereotypes
established by the patriarchs of the church.
However, ignorance does not necessarily mean nonexistence. The
truth is that the torch of spirituality is presently carried by only
a few individuals who are unknown to the masses. Let us call them
the magicians, in the dignified sense of this expression, which is
usually employed in a vulgar manner. We are referring to the great
initiates, Masters, unknown superior beings, or occult sages of
Why use the term "magicians?" Simply because the ignorant masses
have always thus described those who possess strange qualities or
powers unknown to them. Also, there was the Inquisition, which
labeled these wise men as such in order to disparage and annul their
unusual ideas. For this reason, it is time to adopt this term with
pride, with the intention of eventually washing away its negative
and superstitious stigma. Witchcraft, ignorance, and superstition
belong exclusively to sapiens, and not to the magicians.
Unfortunately, in the past, popular opinion has described
magicians as those simple sorcerers who travel to "sabbaths," using
lowclass sorcery to satisfy their base passions.
Why do we designate Christ as the symbol of spirituality? Because
Jesus was the most distinguished member of the Magician's
Fraternity, prepared specifically for his mission to make Christ
incarnate in himself. Jesus and Christ were two different persons;
one human, the other, divine.
Christ is a superior being who is on an advanced level on the scale
of evolution, which a human being could reach in perhaps millions of
years of evolution. Let us conceive of him as an extraterrestrial
spiritual power, which we could call an Archangel. This Archangel,
due to his very lengthy evolution, possessed perfect and powerful
spirituality. This is why Jesus went through a long preparation for
this role, for he had to be able to withstand an extremely high
vibration in his physical body. This vibration could only manifest
itself for brief moments, as its intensity could destroy the nervous
and cellular system of Jesus' body. Christ was the one who performed
miracles through Jesus, who provided the matter for his
The Magician's Fraternity remains well hidden, as it has a right to
its own privacy, but some of its members have intermingled with
ordinary people, motivated by the wish to show sapiens the road to a
higher life. The magicians know, however, that knowledge of The
Hermetic Art as an instrument to reach spiritual heights, is only
for the "elite" and is not to be divulged. Nevertheless, the
fraternity of initiates provides the opportunity for any person with
sufficient merit to join the Hermetic elite of Magicians or Stellar
Men, if the scope and intelligence of his efforts permits him to do
The science of the Magicians is called Hermetic Art in honor of
Hermes Trismegistus. According to tradition, he arrived on earth
from outer space approximately thirty thousand years ago, anointed
as Supreme Grand Master of the Initiatic Fraternity.
Inspired by his light, Egypt became great and wise, and the sacred
science of its priests was called Hermeticism. In those days, only
by means of huge sacrifices and trials was it possible to belong to
a Hermetic Initiatic School. The great majority who succeeded in
entering such a school faltered along the way, lacking the moral and
spiritual courage to overcome the multiple obstacles, temptations,
and trials by which ISIS, mistress of the mysteries of Nature,
evaluated the true worth of those who aspired to the supreme knowledge
of the absolute truth.
It was in one of those schools that Jesus himself became a
Hermeticist and reached the highest degrees of initiation.
Because the time is right, we will divulge the mystery of Jesus the
Christ and the causes for the moral suffering of humanity,
according to the teachings of the Magician's Fraternity. This moral
mystery stems from the adoration of the golden calf; from the
submission of the human being to the God of money In honor of this
God, he must give up or sacrifice his spiritual possibilities in
order to be able to subsist. Those who possess adequate means of
subsistence generally pervert their potential spiritual values in
the foolish game of gaining social position on the consumer market.
The spiritual or moral quality of an individual is worth very
little, as the need for money leads him to lower and prostitute
himself for the vile metal, which buys honor, respect, love, fame,
and power. The money God is sitting above the world, and whoever
wishes to enjoy his gifts must adore him. The real power of money is
not only material, but it is principally a hidden force, as the coin
is not worth anything in itself; it is only symbolic for human
effort or work. By a strange paradox, although work is
intrinsically noble, money, the result of this effort, is under the
control or influence of a satanic or diabolic power.
We invite the reader to meditate on what he could do to corrupt
human beings if he was Satan; what means or tools would he use to
instigate crime, greed, war, fratricide, and decay of moral values?
It would be difficult to imagine anything more perfectly suited for
this than gold; neutral in its own condition, but diabolical when
Does Satan really exist, or is he only a myth created by the masses
to explain certain things? If a person believes in the existence of
God, then he must believe there is a devil or Satan as a counterpart
of the Supreme Creator. Because absolute unity does not exist in
life, the mere existence of something leads us to the affirmation
that its opposite is also real. There is no light without darkness,
no good without evil, no truth without falsehood. Death follows
life, and life follows death.
God would thus be the supreme creative intelligence, and the
"devil," the destructive intelligence. In the ancient Kabbalah, the
devil has been symbolized as the shadow of God. Therefore, just as
the Great Creator has his angelic hosts, the devil also has his
infernal legion. William Blatty, in his book The Exorcist, refers to
this legion when he presents
the phenomenon of "demonic possession." After the following
explanation we can continue our story.
The tradition transmitted by the great Hermetic Masters affirms that
at a crucial moment in the history of humanity, a powerful diabolic
Archangel, if we are allowed to call him thus, succeeded in
penetrating the earth's occult defenses and entered its atmosphere,
provoking extreme disturbances. To be able to imagine such a being,
we suggest reading the book The Lurker at the Threshold by
H. P. Lovecraft. According to Hermetic tradition, the direct, albeit
unwilling cause of this catastrophe which affects us to this day,
Everybody knows that Moses appeared floating in a basket down a
river and was subsequently adopted, deceiving the Egyptian priests
of the time. They took him for an Egyptian and initiated him into
the mysteries of ritual magic, which is a method for making the key
notes of Nature vibrate, and thus produce certain phenomena which
the operator wishes to achieve. The study of atomic physics shows us
that it is theoretically possible to produce changes or
transmutations in matter; therefore, there is nothing miraculous
about these mutations being achieved by means of secret procedures.
In spite of his esoteric identification with Egyptian magic, Moses
was always loyal to his ancestral blood. Thus, his most powerful
wish was to make himself the leader who would free his people from
enslavement, leading them to the promised land. Guided by this
desire, and conscious of the powerful forces he had learned to
control, Moses had a daring idea: to make a magic pact or alliance
with an angel, a divine creature charged with the
task of providing him with power and assistance from heaven to save
After lengthy preparations done in deep solitude, he performed the
ritual ceremony with magic words and corresponding invocations. In
the midst of amazing atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, an
impressive being appeared, making Moses tremble with fear and panic,
due to the tremendous force it projected. It will never be possible
to know or even imagine the conditions under which the pact between
man and heaven was made.
The angel agreed to everything Moses
requested and promised his help, demanding the strictest obedience
He revealed his name as Y., and requested that as a sign
of union, all his followers should undergo a small ritual surgical
operation, with a light discharge of blood. Every man who underwent
this would come to be a son of Y. The blood that was shed sealed the
From that day forward, Moses was invested with superhuman powers
and started doing all kinds of magical feats, converting the Ark of
the Covenant into the center of his power. Plagues and calamities
fell over Egypt, and nonbelievers and rebels were struck down by
the wrath of Y In this manner, Moses' people started the Exodus that
would last forty years.
Later, Y., the occult power behind the leader, suddenly started to
change his procedures by formulating strange demands, all of which
had the shedding of blood as the common denominator.
Moses was overcome with fear and started to become aware of the
magnitude of the error he committed. He then
understood that the divine angel was in truth an angel of darkness,
the complete opposite of the luminous power he had intended to
This infernal angel was a member of the host of shadows. In order to
maintain its power and strength, this vampire needed to feed on
human blood, an essence charged with the vitality conferred by the
divine spark. This is why all through the Exodus, so many
blood-shedding incidents occurred, provoked by the occult dictator.
In reality, who was Y.? One could say he was a very ancient being
whose evolutionary origin is unknown. Through long periods of cosmic
time, this being kept his individuality, but unfortunately his
evolution was directed toward negative, dark, and destructive
aspects; much like a human being who grows bitter with the passing
of time and adopts a negative and destructive concept of life.
Many beings similar to Y. exist in the Universe. Fortunately, the
magnetic defenses of the planet constitute an impenetrable barrier
against those beings. However, Moses' magic ritual opened a door and
cleared a pathway through which Y. was able to penetrate into the
It is possible to see this as the most transcendental, but
unfortunately harmful event in the occult history of humanity. To
justify this statement, it is necessary to digress in order to
clarify exactly what the planet Earth really is.
One can affirm, without fearing any sarcastic mockery from the
ignorant or the semiwise, that the planet Earth is a human being.
It is not something equivalent to a human being, but a man in all
aspects of the word.
Hermetic philosophy upholds the truth of reincarnation,
but affirms that this takes place only with some people who possess,
or have developed within themselves some qualities or
characteristics apart from the physical body, which are capable of
resisting death. The term "people" refers to human beings, even if
these beings may present physical characteristics different from
Regarding reincarnation, Hermeticism teaches that
a Hermetic initiate of a high degree can achieve the power to
reincarnate consciously, that is, changing physical bodies while
maintaining his individuality and a certain degree of memory.
Gradually, in the course of successive lives, the initiate grows in
spiritual power. His essence or divine spark grows successively
In this way, the moment will come when the body of man, in the
dimension and shape we are familiar with, is no longer capable of
containing or supporting such a vast and powerful essence. For this
reason, such a spirit or superdeveloped essence must seek an
adequate physical body that corresponds to his tremendous energetic
force. Thus he reincarnates in the body of a new or young planet,
and continues his development there, in ways and conditions that are
difficult for us to conceive. This is how an extraordinarily
evolved human being took the body of the planet Earth and made it
his own, in the most perfect shape in the Universe: the sphere.
This sphere is formed by the same basic materials as the human body,
which are, in brief, the materials of the Universe. This sphere
breathes, moves, thinks, and feels. It has a circulatory, digestive,
procreative, and respiratory system. Petroleum is its blood, and it
feeds on vegetable, animal, and
mineral matter. Sexually, it is hermaphroditic, with a masculine
and a feminine hemisphere. It breathes through plant life, and
receives its etheric or magnetic nourishment through emitting and
receiving antenna, that is, through Homo sapiens.
Once this clarification has been made, and in order to grasp the
magnitude of the catastrophe accidentally brought about by Moses
with the arrival of Y., we can reveal that this ancient, vengeful,
and malicious being expelled the young spirit from the Earth,
incarnating in his place. With this act, a dark and bloody era
commenced for humanity. A period of suffering, torment, and pain
started for the Jewish people as they were converted into the
innocent victims of the negative forces of Y. This is the
explanation for the great afflictions which the Jews have had to
Imagine Moses' despair when he realized the calamity which had
occurred and the suffering created for those he had wanted to help.
As time passed, Moses understood that nothing had power over Y., as
he possessed incalculable malignity. Convinced of this, Moses
brought together the wise men of his people and instructed them in
the great mystery of the Messiah. These men, using magical rituals,
could create a God and fulfill the mystery of theurgy, in the hope
that this God could liberate them and save the world from
influence of Y.
Once his instruction was given, Moses climbed Mount Nebo and was
never seen alive again.
The wise men who inherited the patriarch's instructions followed
them faithfully, carrying out the Messianic ritual according to the
instituted rules. As a result, hundreds of
years later, Jesus appeared. He was the "Son of Man" (consider this
expression carefully) and the Savior expected by the wise men
initiated by Moses.
This is how Jesus was born, under the circumstances that are
familiar to all. Hermetic teaching maintains he was the son of a
Jewish woman and a Roman father, his progenitor being a Roman
soldier and merely an instrument of higher occult forces.
Why is it said that Mary remained a virgin? This mystery really does
not refer to physiological virginity, but to the fact that actually
there was no physical contact between Jesus' real father and Mary.
In effect, his spiritual father was a great Hermetic initiate who
etherically used the physical body of the Roman soldier to procreate
The spiritual seed was transmitted by the occult Master; the
physical sperm by the Roman. In this manner, Mary conceived "without
losing her virginity." In those times the term "virginity" was not
used to designate maidenhood; it was used to distinguish those women
initiated in the secret of the "virgule" as Mary was. The magic rod
used by Moses was known as the "virgule."
Those who have "eyes to see and ears to hear" will understand this.
For others, it will produce a dismal silence in their interior, and
they will remain in the realm of ignorant sarcasm, suffering the
mental emptiness of those who do not want to understand, or worse,
the unconscious blindness of those who do not want to see.
Jesus, the God created by man and incarnated in the
body of man, was consecrated by the great initiate John the Baptist,
otherwise known as the Antichrist. Jesus' baptism in the river was the means that
permitted the first manifestation of Christ in Jesus, the
manGod, whose mission was destined since his
From the time of Moses, the Fraternity of Magicians had been
attentively observing these events without being able to alter them.
The magicians were connoisseurs of the Messianic mystery and had
the knowledge that certain wise men were working on this. They
decided to help the wise men try to correct the serious anomalies
explained before. They were awaiting Jesus' birth, and they were his
occult Godfathers who protected and educated him so he could fulfill
his double mission.
His first mission was to liberate the chosen people from their
occult killer. His second mission was to save the world in general
from the invisible vampire who called himself Y. in order to begin a
new era on Earth under the Christian motto "love one another,"
replacing the dictum of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
At the same time, Jesus was an active member of the Fraternity of
Magicians, receiving support and inspiration from all of them.
However, the great Masters maintain that Jesus failed in his
mission, or more accurately, that he only achieved partial success,
since he did not reach his goal. This refers only to Jesus, however,
and not to Christ.
In order to truly understand Jesus, it is necessary to consider his
1. Jesus the man
Jesus the God (created by man)
3. Christ (who manifested himself through
Christ was an angel, a solar spirit who descended from Heaven to
manifest himself as the supreme power of the Father on earth.
Jesus and his twelve disciples are the symbol of a solar and cosmic
mystery. Hermetic science teaches that our solar system is composed
of twelve planets plus the sun, an analogy for the twelve apostles
and Christ, and that the unknown planets will be discovered in time.
We will speak no more of Jesus; we have perhaps already said too
much. We will only add that the crucifixion was an expected drama in
which Jesus' blood had to be shed so that Christ could in turn
incarnate in the planet Earth and displace Y., definitively casting
him out of our atmosphere. However, as we have already mentioned,
this mission had only a relative success. Christ incarnated in the
planet Earth, but Y. could not be expelled. Since then, both govern
Christ's force acts in the world through the representatives of the
Fraternity of Magicians. These men direct Hermetic schools in which
the student can develop his spiritual force to the point of
disintegration of his animal soul and liberation from the influence
of Y., who can only act through primitive and animal instincts such
as hate, envy, lust, greed, pride, and vanity.
In this way, the Spiritual Beacon is kept alight to illuminate the
select spirits who are potentially capable of converting themselves
into fully developed human beings and abandoning their sapiens
Every person who reaches this condition is converted into a center
of Christic irradiation and is therefore another
obstacle for Y.'s influence. The naive say that Christ will return
to the planet Earth. But Christ is on Earth! He needs only to be
removed from the cross by the same humanity who nailed him to it.
Until that time, wars will continue. Great numbers of people will
die and their vitality will be absorbed by Y., the great occult
force behind these conflicts. None of this will end until this being
The real Antichrist is Y., and he has spread his negative influence
throughout his followers, those of bestial instincts, who in turn
have incorporated this vibration into the multitude. The multitude
is composed of amorphous and blind entities, receptors of any force
of sufficient power. In this way, Y.'s principles incorporated in
the collective unconscious of humanity motivate the philosophy of
"an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth."
Trapped by this
malignant force, people live diabolically: hating, destroying,
stealing, killing their brothers, returning evil with more evil,
selling out their honesty and honor, enslaving the weak, exploiting
the unprotected, and denigrating the just. Luckily, there are many
who act contrary to all this. If this were not so, life would be
unbearable. They are the ones who somehow have received a true
Christian influence (not necessarily religious) and have higher
values than usual.
Religions have a positive family and social influence, but
unfortunately on solely spiritual grounds they do not have much to
offer, and generally they try to check this deficiency with the
indiscriminate use of the banner of Christ.
The Fraternity of Magicians does not derive its power from Christ,
nor speak in his name. The Fraternity only exalts his
values and shows or narrates events which the world should know, so
that the chosen (the true humans) can reaffirm their conviction and
loyalty to a superior spiritual life.
The power of these Magicians
comes from their harmony with, respect for, and obedience to cosmic
laws, and the profound and serene spiritual condition they have
reached. Their spirituality places them in a magical relationship
with God, the Great Universal Father, who is recognized by the Hermeticists as the first cause of the origin of all and the great
force of order and creation.
To speak about Christ is to explain the esoteric side of the
psychosocial phenomenology of the world today. In its innocence,
sapiens believes that everything in life is as it appears on the
surface, and that things must surely be as the vast majority say
they are. When some people hear of the esoteric side of events or
the occult causes of different phenomena, they smile unbelievingly,
arguing with infantile logic that "if that were true, it would be
made known by the press" or, "it would have been taught at school or
in the university" or, "well documented books would exist on the
subject." That way of thinking nullifies all progress, because if
everyone's belief was the same, no one would bother to study or
investigate little-known phenomena.
Despite obstacles already mentioned, sapiens in his individual
manifestation (not as a species) can have latent superior qualities
and characteristics, which may lead him to partially understand
Hermetic truths. Motivated by this knowledge, sapiens can awaken to
a superior reality. The sapiens individual can save himself from the
lethargic destiny of humanity and eventually reach the world of the Hermeticists,
magicians, or awakened men.
Moses, a man of strength and wisdom, was driven by his yearning for
freedom to commit an error of cosmic magnitude. According to the
great Hermetic wise men, this error nearly destroyed the solar
system. To clarify this statement, the solar system can be compared
to the composition of an atom, borrowing on the Hermetic theme of
"as above, so below." In this case, Y.'s rise to power could be seen
as an arbitrary substitution of an electron, which changed the
spiritual nucleus of the Earth.
This is one of the many lessons, which oblige the Fraternity of
Magicians to strictly guard Hermetic secrets. The Fraternity will
only give instruction in higher knowledge to those who have
demonstrated their strength, their moral and spiritual purity, and
the rectitude of their intentions.
- DISSECTION OF SAPIENS
Homo sapiens is a living paradox. One cannot say whether Homo sapiens
is the greatest or the most insignificant of creatures that inhabit
the Earth. The most sublime qualities and the most vile and perverse
passions are combined within him. There are many good people, but
the evil ones are more numerous. The person who complies with the
law, respects his neighbor, does good in general, and helps others
according to his strength, is called good. The amoral and
destructive person who enjoys hurting people in one way or another
is called evil.
Unfortunately, both the good and the evil person are this way
unconsciously, beyond their own volition. The good are kind in spite
of themselves. The evil cannot avoid being so. Furthermore, they
justify and accept it. The situation grows more complex with the
observation that there are good men who are stupid, and many evil
men who are intelligent.
How should we choose our friends? How can we tell
who should be the recipients of our affection? In what manner can
we assess ourselves in order to evaluate our own position as living
We cannot divide the world into people who are good or evil, rich or
poor, intelligent or stupid, important or insignificant. Generally,
sapiens forms groups according to instinctive congeniality that is
beyond all analysis. This alignment is usually established by
qualities or defects. Like seeks like, except in amorous relations
where the opposite more frequently occurs.
Scientists constantly study the psychology of sapiens, trying to
somehow justify his infinite contradictions. Innumerable treatises
and essays on morality, love, ethics, life, death, the finite, and
infinite have been written. Nevertheless, very little light has
been shed on the true nature of sapiens. This is not because science
Rather, this knowledge is rendered useless due to
the human being's inability to measure the true significance of
recognized concepts. For example, a student can understand
perfectly well the statement that human beings live in a permanent
somnambulistic state, especially since this fact is well
documented, but the student will be absolutely incapable of
projecting this concept to the general context of life. The student
will not even remotely grasp all the horror this statement entails.
This is how the most arresting realities go unnoticed even though
they are public knowledge. One of the most striking facts is that we
are animals. In order not to think of this as an abstraction, let us
repeat several times, "I am an animal, I am an animal, I am an
animal." Think about what
this really means and all it entails. The majority of people will
say they understand perfectly that they are animals, but it is
certain that it will be absolutely impossible for them to visualize
the amazing implications of this statement.
Thus "science knows much
but is ignorant of almost everything." In this case we can well
recall Desmond Morris's The Naked Ape, a study of the human animal.
His book had a great impact on the public. The crude examination of
the animal characteristics of sapiens made a true zoological
portrait. What happened before this? Didn't people know that Homo
sapiens was a monkey? Of course they did, but no one truly evaluated
the significance of it.
Yet sapiens feels very proud of his talent, his creative genius,
his capacity for reasoning, his capacity for affection and creative
power, calling himself the "highest living manifestation of
intelligence," or the "most perfect living creature."
Sapiens is particularly satisfied with his culture, and presumes
that his ability to transmit it to future generations makes him
enormously different from other animal species who apparently lack
Likewise, sapiens affirms that he possesses the highest privileges
inherent in the degree of "civilization" obtained by his species.
Statements such as, "all human beings have the right to happiness"
and "all human beings are free in nature," illustrate this. In
other words, this is equal to maintaining that the mere fact of
having been born gives a sapiens creature the right to liberty,
happiness, love, and wellbeing.
In fact, Homo sapiens not only does not have any right to
liberty, happiness, or any wellbeing that he has not earned for
himself, but furthermore, he is not even remotely as intelligent,
rational, and superior as he believes himself to be.
On the contrary, sapiens is virtually insignificant in the total
context of nature, and this work will endeavor to reveal his
intellectual mediocrity, his somnambulistic state, and his unreal
existence. Sapiens is a functionally deficient and anthropologically
immature creature who, for reasons of his own self esteem, prefers
to bury this fact in the deepest recesses of his subconscious, and
instead dreams about his own illusory intelligence and power.
It would be absurd to think that in a world inhabited by rational,
conscious, and intelligent beings, the latent danger of total
destruction by a nuclear war could exist. The very fact that
punitive laws exist shows that people do not conduct themselves in
a manner guided by reason, justice, tolerance, duty, and correct
Insanity, psychological complexes and disturbances, suicide, crimes
of passion, anguish, uncontrollable ambition, and assassinations are
proof of people's irrational conduct.
Thus, sapiens claims to have a series of qualities, powers, and
privileges that only exist in his imagination. When Calderon de la Barca said that "life is but a dream," he was more correct than
anyone could ever imagine.
The sapiens species provides material in sufficient quantity and
numbers for Nature so that, according to her own laws, a few beings
are produced who can finally fulfill an evolutionary goal. These few
can truly reach a human condition and enjoy all the privileges this
involves, such as liberty, happiness, wellbeing, and love. The
masses simply provide
the raw material for the social experiment of Nature and History.
Nature is cold and has neither preferences nor biases for anyone in
This is no reason for people to despise themselves, wrongly
believing themselves to be inferior creatures. The fact is simply
that Homo sapiens' age in evolutionary terms is barely that of a
child. In this condition, he cannot be ashamed of not acting like an
adult. In fact, the relatively conscious behavior of the human being
barely extends over a few thousand years. If we had to compare
sapiens' age as a species with that of an actual sapiens person, the
conscious age of the species is barely eight or ten years old.
It is hoped that once sapiens comes of age, in cosmic time, not
terrestrial time, he will attain a degree of maturity.
Humanity accepts as normal all individuals whose biological and
psychological behavior adjusts to collective rules. The one who
separates himself from these norms is considered abnormal. However,
we never question how close normal is to the optimum. It could be
that normal is much nearer to deficiency or imperfection than it is
Is it not possible, for example, that geniuses are not so
extraordinarily intelligent, but the other way around; that the rest
of humanity is extraordinarily stupid? We must accept the idea that
this is perfectly possible since we lack markers or reference points
to compare the human race with other races. Suppose that all the
inhabitants of the planet were actually insane, how would we ever
become aware of this?
An individual can only become aware of these phenomena by virtue of
a mystical experience, transcending his
sapiens condition and elevating himself to a state of deep
consciousness and absolute awakeness. Under these conditions, his
great mental clarity will make him understand absolute or eternal
truths, in juxtaposition to the small, temporal, and relative
truths he habitually handles.
During this period of elevated consciousness, a person can see that
the normal human being is really abnormal; that he is, in a sense, a
living creature deficiently created. He will observe sapiens as
mentally but not intellectually retarded, as irresponsible, and
behaving like a hypnotized person.
This particular process of
knowledge which has been called revelation or illumination in some
men who are saints, is later verified when the individual steps out
of his state of superior consciousness and descends to an ordinary
level, and observes the behavior of people who prove and demonstrate
in daily life the truth of the knowledge the initiate acquired.
It will be argued that civilization and the extraordinary advances
of science prove the intelligence and capabilities of the human
being. However, this argument is only a reflection of the fact that
Homo sapiens holds his intelligence in high regard, considering it
as the highest human manifestation. It can thus be understood that
the actions and memory of great intellectuals are venerated,
exceeded in power and prestige only by that of great millionaires. A
genius will be long remembered in history, even if he was the
inventor of a lethal weapon capable of destroying half of humanity.
Hermeticism rejects the assertion that intelligence is the most
valuable element of the human individual, and instead maintains that
humanity's most precious and priceless element is consciousness, in the sense of being more aware, more
awakened, more alert, judicious, and wiser. This faculty of
consciousness, which most people lack, is only born in persons who,
for a variety of reasons, have reached a higher than normal level of
awakeness in life; who in a certain sense have awakened, liberating
themselves from the somnambulistic hypnosis which afflicts the
Homo sapiens is in general an integrally programmed being at the
cerebral, emotional, instinctive, and physical levels. What
psychology calls personality can also be defined as an individual
program. Each individual possesses an intricate and extensive
cerebral program due to the effects of heredity, education, culture,
imitation, learning, conditioned reflexes, and so on. So when a
person thinks, he can only do so within the basic context of his
cerebral program from which he cannot deviate for any reason, even
if he tries to do so.
Each person must necessarily keep to his cerebral script and cannot
do anything other than manifest himself in it and through it.
In order to understand this, one can think of program and
consciousness as absolutely contradictory elements. Consciousness
implies the capacity for change, choice, and self-determination,
which obviously is not possible in a being who is the visible
manifestation of a program. The Great Programmer can be called God,
Universal Father, Cosmic Intelligence, or any other name, but the
reference is always clear.
Due to his cerebral program and other little-known phenomena, the
human being lives in a permanent somnambulistic state. What is a
somnambulist? The dictionary
defines somnambulism as an "abnormal sleep state during which the
person gets up, walks, and sometimes talks." Expanding this
definition, somnambulism could be described as "sleep that affects
all humanity during which people get up, walk, fight, love, hate,
enjoy, suffer, think, procreate, live, grow old, and die without
ever being aware of their hypnotic condition." Knowledge of
hypnosis originated in esoteric schools, and science, in spite of
having adopted it, is very far from understanding it.
The individual sleeps by night, but is awake by day. What is not
considered is that sleep and wakefulness represent two extremes of
psychological awareness, and between these two poles there are many
degrees. Thus, during the night a person may sleep either lightly or
extremely deeply. The same occurs with wakefulness, in which a
person can be barely awake or extremely alert.
Due to this, sapiens
gradually came to believe that his usual state of awareness during
the day is being awake. In reality, this awareness is a state of
hypnotic or somnambulistic sleep in which a person can be dispersed
while still having the appearance of being awake. Programmed
intelligence apparently cannot perceive itself as being affected by
hypnosis, especially when there is no one sufficiently awake to
point it out.
Nevertheless, history relates episodes in the lives of
some philosophers who, because they became awakened men, understood
the truth, had access to a profound and substantial reality, and
tried to communicate their knowledge to others to help them awaken.
Some people awakened, but the vast majority remained deaf, dumb,
The majority of philosophers have been merely great
thinkers, but not awakened men; giants of intellect, but not of
consciousness. This is why traditional philosophy has always been
so arid, cold, abstract, and impractical. Philosophers were only "in
love with the truth," but in the form of an image or symbol, and not
as a living reality.
In this way, the intelligence sapiens possesses, even when
brilliant, is a mechanical, dead, and programmed intelligence.
What about our creative capacity, it can be objected, when man
proves his creative genius all the time? The reply to this is that
the cerebral and cultural programming of the learned and wise man
grows constantly, but always following the already established
patterns. A person can constantly study or investigate, but always
within the limits of the basic content of his intellect.
accumulates thousands of heterogeneous and homogeneous elements,
which in his daily intellectual work can produce infinite
combinations by the mechanics of thought, but not by an authentic
process of creation. In this world governed by mechanical
intelligence, the one who has the most information in his program
and is capable of handling it as skillfully as possible, will be
deemed the most intelligent.
The Hermetic philosopher who has truly converted himself into an
awakened man has a living, awake, creative, and unprogrammed
intelligence. This is the exact opposite of the vast majority of
humanity. This intelligence manifests itself far beyond the merely
intellectual, reaching the peak of integral conception where
intelligence must surpass intellectual boundaries in order to become
that which is mind. In effect, Hermetic philosophers have given the
word mind a meaning
it does not commonly have, defining it as "intelligence and
consciousness born from apprenticeship in an intensified state of awakeness."
The common man lacks mind and must resign himself to handling his
limited intelligence and knowledge, which have been developed
through somnambulistic apprenticeship in a state of hypnosis or
With his mind, the Hermeticist can reach the knowledge of absolute
and eternal truths, as opposed to the relative and temporal truths
of sapiens. The aims of the Hermeticist are eternal; the aims of the
profane are temporal and finite.
Deprived of the mind's superior possibilities, sapiens obscurely
senses his own weakness and vulnerability in the face of destiny,
death, illness, war, poverty, and dangerous changes. This is why
sapiens has always looked for leaders and chiefs whose strength will
compensate for his own weakness. Guided by this same desire, he has
invented Gods to which he prays for the power and strength he lacks.
The entire structure of our civilized world is based on the absolute
weakness, cowardice, impotency, ignorance, and vulnerability of the
human individual who constructs collective systems of protection,
support, and control to externally compensate for his internal
Human beings prefabricate culture, morality, religious creeds, laws,
and police systems to stop those who go against the common interests
for that moment in history. They plan and program community life and
the future of their children. Internally, however, the spiritual
spark grows ever weaker in the face of the progressive
dehumanization of a world which in truth was never human to begin
but only animal intelligent. The world has glorified science and
forgotten human nature.
The center of gravity of a person's psychological awareness is
projected more and more toward the external world, progressively
abandoning itself to incarnate in the monstrous sons of
civilization: consumer products, machines, cinema, and television.
Advertising and the press are the two super monsters of our times,
tools by which man is skillfully manipulated and converted into a
He becomes an obedient consumer of certain
products, a respectful server of ideologies and systems, which in
turn provide small groups with power. If it is true that we live in
the era of multitudes, and that their voices have taken over for the
authority of kings and princes of the past, it is no less true that
history is the conflict of minorities, that is to say, of the
leaders who direct the masses.
On this point the words of Professor Ludwig Von Bertalanffy of the
University of Alberta are interesting:
Behavior is a response to stimuli coming from the outside ... So far
as it is not innate or instinctive, behavior is shaped by outside
influences that have met the organism in the past: classical
conditioning after Pavlov, instrumental conditioning after Skinner,
early childhood experience after Freud, secondary reinforcements
after more recent theories.
Hence training, education, and human
life in general are essentially responses to outside conditions:
beginning in early childhood with toilet training and other
manipulations whereby socially acceptable behavior is gratified and
undesirable behavior blocked; continuing with education, which is
best carried through according to
Skinnerian principles of reinforcement of correct responses and by
means of teaching machines and ending in adult man in an affluent
society which makes everybody happy, conditioning him, in a strictly
scientific manner, by the mass media to be a perfect consumer—that
is, an automaton properly answering in the ways prescribed by the
. . . Man as a machine that can be programmed; all those machines
identical to automobiles coming off the assembly line; equilibrium
or comfort as the ultimate value; behavior as a business transaction
with minimum expense and maximum gain—this is a perfect expression
of the philosophy of commercial society. Stimulus-response,
input-output, producer-consumer are all the same concepts, only
expressed in different terms.
Professor Bertalanffy continues:
I don't care a jot whether and to what extent professors A, B, or C
have modified Watson, Hull, and Freud, and have replaced their blunt
statements by more qualified and sophisticated circumlocutions. I
do care a lot that the spirit still is all-pervading in our society
and, even more, seems necessary to keep it going: reducing man to
the lower levels of his animal nature, manipulating him into
becoming a feebleminded and consumeristic automaton, or a
marionette of political power, systematically dulling his brain
through a perverse system of education; in short, dehumanizing him
ever further by means of a sophisticated psychological technology.
The effects of this manipulation we see everywhere: in the
unspeakable vulgarity of popular culture; in the unbearable
children and teenagers who do not know their mother tongue when
but are glued to the television screen for five hours a day and find
no better outlet than drug addiction, premature pregnancies, or
delinquency; in a drab society ... in which, through its meaningless
rat race, fills thousands of mental hospitals; in politics which has
converted Jeffersonian democracy into a manipulated herd of cattle.
. . . Mass persuasion is, of course, one of the oldest human arts,
from the sophists of Athens, the rhetoric of Aristotle, and the
medieval trivium to Hitler's famous manual. But, so long as it was
art, its effects remained capricious and unpredictable, as well as
limited in space and time. Rebellion was possible even against the
most powerful dictator; as a matter of historical fact, dictators
usually came to a bad end. This was basically changed when mass
persuasion became scientific, using psychological mechanisms and
Then its power, because it was not imposed from outside
but was internalized, became unlimited and nearly impregnable;
aided by mass media whose barrage has no limits in space and is
nearly continuous in time. This—besides nuclear weapons—is the great
discovery of our age: the power of modeling men into automata
'buying' everything from toothpaste and the Beatles to presidents,
atomic war, and self-destruction.
Homo sapiens, alienated by these powerful forces, is simply a
puppet who has no other alternative but to live his life and play
the role he has been assigned in the drama of creation.
Could this be a gigantic and horrendous conspiracy planned by
anonymous powers, or is it only a pastime of the Gods?
The constant bombardment through audiovisual means, which powerfully
impact the psyche, the numerous requirements of society, and the
increasing complexity of civilized life, all keep the individual
fascinated and suspended in a veritable somnambulistic trance from
which he will awaken with difficulty. This is due to the fact that
the relationship between the person and the environment is a
constant process of feedback, which acts as an element for
maintaining and reinforcing the hypnosis.
Hermeticists can isolate themselves psychologically from this
negative influence and remain awake, but are forced to share with
people the material circumstances derived from this situation of
Society does not cause the somnambulistic sleep of Homo sapiens; it
only acts in maintaining and reinforcing it. Sleep is a universal
force, which is present throughout the cosmos, and is manifested in
According to Hermetic tradition, when the Supreme Creator expelled
man from Paradise, he punished him by embedding a mechanism for
hypnotic sleep in his brain in order to make him an obedient servant
in the vineyards of the Lord.
The Hermetic Masters, wishing to share the joy of a state of
superior awakeness with those who are prepared for it, maintain
Hermetic schools where the person is given an opportunity to
liberate himself from the slavery of sleep which turns man into an
animated malleable instrument, the definition of a slave according
The Magician's Fraternity invites everyone who has sufficient ability to accomplish this magic work to join their spiritual
movement. Man can recover the lost Paradise and even gain an
advantage, as he can live there again "after having eaten the
forbidden fruit," which according to the Bible, would make man like
However, this invitation is only for those who have "eyes to see and
ears to hear, as the lips of wisdom remain closed to those who do
not know how to listen."
Let it not be thought that everyone can cross the threshold that
leads to supreme joy and immortality. On the contrary, "many are
called but few are chosen."
Each person has a personal level and if that level is too low,
conceptually and culturally speaking, the space he has to cross to
reach the level of a true school of initiation is insurmountable.
On the other hand, he can prepare himself for initiation by leading
a virtuous and disciplined life, seeking to attain moral and
spiritual advancement. Many times life itself will have sufficiently
prepared a person.
There are no rigid rules in this; in certain
cases, an individual will require higher education as a basic
requirement to enter the school, since without a cultural foundation
it would be impossible for him to understand the Teachings, and his
path would be an act of faith, which is insufficient.
In spite of the fact that sapiens is integrally programmed, and that
this does indeed harm him, he also possesses the divine spark, and
this single fact immediately gives him the greatest possibilities
for redemption and ascent.
This can be seen in those people who, for some reason, have an
extraordinarily powerful divine spark, and who
show this by doing all kinds of good deeds and who face life with
superior criteria. If we dissect man, it is only to show him the
possibilities of evolution, and not as a cruel or destructive