Everybody talks about one of the chapters of Revelation associated with the second coming of Christ. When we the Gnostics read this chapter, we explain it. Let us read it very carefully.
We understand very well that the Logos or the Archangel responsible for this root race in which we live now is Samael because Samael is the fifth of the seven. This is why the book of Revelation John the divine explains very well how Samael comes into the Earth.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. - Revelation 19: 11-16
To see the heaven open is to put into activity the chakra Sahasrara (at the top of the head) with the creative forces of Yesod. When you pronounce the mantra “Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” it opens the pineal gland through initiation “and (you then) behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”
Judgment is related to the sephirah Geburah. The tribe of Dan is judgment in Hebrew, and Samael-Mars in Greek and Roman mythology is the God of war. Likewise in the Jewish book The Zohar it is explained that Samael is the ruler of ‘Madim’ [מאדים] which is the Hebrew word for Mars.
Samael works in the animal kingdom through war, and through killing, because Geburah is related with blood. I.e. thanks to the forces of Samael the lion persecutes the deer in order to be fed, and to multiply thanks to the forces of Yesod-Samael-Scorpio in the animal kingdom.
Esau is also a hunter, but Jacob is different. Jacob defeats Esau; Jacob does not hunt animals like Esau. Jacob says “I have to fulfill the fifth commandment” which is related to Geburah, which says, “Thou shall not kill.” Jacob wants to be a human being. Jacob also fulfills the six commandment of God that says, “Thou shall not fornicate,” because any animal fornicates, meaning, reaches the orgasm, the spasm, in order to be multiplied, since it is an animal. But the human being (Jacob) says “I shall not fornicate, I shall not eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil,” and this is how he defeats Esau-Samael in the liver and advances in initiation.
This is why Revelation says that the Archangel Samael is faithful and true. It all depends upon the level in which you work with Samael. In the animal kingdom, Samael is faithful and true; he accomplishes with the forces of Binah, which in Kabbalah is Jehovah Elohim, translated as “the Lord God” in the Bible.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns.
On his head means - in the sign of Aries - were many crowns. Crown in Hebrew is Kether, meaning many Elders of days; because in heaven Samael is the head of the ray of power. He commands many angels, legions of angels. This is why in the heaven of Aries Samael has many crowns, many angels.
And he had a name written that no man knew but he himself.
“Samael Aun Weor” is Hebrew: סםאל און ואור. The spelling of Samael is the letters סםאל: Samech, Mem, Aleph, Lamed. Samech means support. Mem means water. Aleph means breath. Lamed means to teach. Therefore, Samael means “to hold up in the waters the teachings of the breath of God.” Aleph, the breath of God, becomes Aun (און Aleph, Vav, Nun) virility in the Nun (sperm) of Yesod and Light (ואור ve Aur: Weor) in the Vav, the spinal medulla.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood...
Samael’s force in the physical body is in the blood. Samael controls the forces of Esau in the liver. Through the blood he blesses Jacob. Yes, through the blood, because Jacob is the heart and Esau is the liver. Both relate with the blood. So, the fiery energy, the forces of Samael in the physical body, work in the blood. So the vesture of Samael in our body is our blood. Through the blood, Samael works, whether down or up depends on how we utilize our sexual energy, as already explained when Jacob is fighting with him.
And his name is called the word of God (the Logos of the God-Mars). And the armies which where in Heaven follow him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
We already explained that Samael is the head of the ray of power. This is why Samael has many crowns, many angels in Heaven who follow him “upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” This means chastity. This means that those monads or Spirits which are in heaven who Samael commands are individuals who are in chastity, who are chaste. They are not animals, because they do not fornicate. This is why it is stated that they ride like him on white horses. The white horse is a representation of matter, and the mind as well. It is white because they are controlling the forces of sex. If that horse is black, it is because we are slaves of the forces of sex. Light is white and black is darkness.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations.
A sharp sword goes out of his mouth, why? Because in the throat is Daath, knowledge, the doctrine, the knowledge of good and evil. Remember that the throat is Daath, and the doctrine of Samael is the doctrine of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. The sharp sword that protrudes out of his mouth is his tongue, the power of the word. The Kabbalistic meaning is the forces of the double sharp sword that hurt when we understand the knowledge.
The fifth chakra is Vishuddha; it relates to the ethereal force in the throat that gives us power to teach and power to understand the word of God. This is why his name was the Word of God. When you develop the chakra Vishuddha in your throat you then understand the Word of God. Remember that the true man is connected to God through the speech. The man is the speech. If you connect your mouth to your throat which is Daath, knowledge, through chastity, you then understand the word written in any book, the Word of God. This fifth chakra is in the power of Samael. Samael states in many of his books that the thyroid gland is controlled by two forces: Venus and Mars. Venus and Mars in Yesod, and also up here in Daath; Venus and Mars are also in the pituitary gland.
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron.
Iron symbolizes willpower and is related to Geburah.
And he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
“Almighty God” is El Shaddai in Hebrew. El-Shaddai the almighty God is in Yesod. Samael treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of El Shaddai. This is the sexual power, because when we ate from the fruit through the sexual orgasm, the wrath, the karma of God fell on us. When we transmute that fierceness, that fire of the sexual energy, we then receive the blessings of the almighty God through Samael. Thus, when we fight, when we tread the royal path, the path of the self-realization, Samael will bless us, but if we eat of the forbidden fruit, Samael will kick us out of Eden. Now you understand why The Zohar mentions Samael many, many times. This is because whether for evil or for good Samael takes us to hell or to heaven. It depends on how we utilize the sexual energy. Samael’s power is in the animal kingdom and in the human kingdom.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
In Hebrew, Malachim means “kings.” Malachim in Yetzirah correspond to Tiphereth, the heart. King of Kings, the Melek Malachim, is in the heart, and corresponds to Jacob, those ones who become triumphant, who become King of kings. So he is the King of those Malachim; in other words, the power of Samael, the blood, in the heart becomes that king, becomes the lamb, the force that blesses Jacob. Samael is a Malachim among Malachims because Samael is the head of many angels. In Hebrew when you name an angel you say Melek or Malachim, which relates to the world of Tiphereth.
The Malachim also relate to the three wise men or three kings, three Malachim that visit the Lord. There are no kings or Malachim here in this vulgar physical world, but only initiates who worship the Lord. Only the Malachim know about the Lord because they saw His star in the East. This is very symbolic.
“And Lord of Lords.” Lord in Hebrew is Adonai. Adonai is the name of God in Malkuth. So he is the Lord also of Lords. So when you achieve the level of Ishim, a true man in Kabbalah, then you become a Lord of Malkuth. Of course that Lord of Malkuth is our Innermost, but the one that is ruling over that Innermost is Adonai.
...and on his thigh a name written...
This points to the sexual force. Remember when Jacob was fighting with Samael:
...and when Samael saw that he prevailed not against Jacob, Samael touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint as he wrestled with Samael.
This is why on Samael’s thigh is written “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” This is pointing to the sexual power. The blood of the heart goes into the sexual force. It is the same of Samael’s vesture, since “he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood.” The purple red is the blood is the life, the vesture of the kings, and in their sex is the Lord of Lords.
So, all of these verses of revelation are pointing to Samael.
When we state Kabbalistically that Samael is the Avatar of Aquarius, we are emphasizing what the book of Revelation states. The fifth angel is responsible for this Aryan Root Race. Samael is the one who is delivering the knowledge in this day and age, or the forces of the Lord the Christ.
There is another chapter in the book of Revelation that talks about Samael.
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Samael is the fifth angel of the seven. Every angel of the seven is sounding a trumpet. To sound a trumpet means to deliver knowledge. The word of God when delivered to humanity is like the sound of a trumpet. Awaken! Here is the wisdom in this Aryan Root Race that is ruled by Samael. When he sounded his trumpet, he delivered his doctrine. So when he sounded, he uttered the fifth truth.
...and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the Earth.
That star is Samael descending from heaven to the Earth: from the brain (heaven) to Yesod in the physical body. This is how the seed of God descends into Yesod.
Excerpted from the lecture "The Advent of Samael"