Defense for Spiritual Warfare
The Prayer of the Lord
Gnostic Teachings, 2013 [Excerpt edited]
The graphic is of the African symbol Ptah, which as an archetype was very active in ancient KMT (now Egypt). We find Ptah in the Bible as Tso-Phtah Paneach צפתה פענח [Genesis 41:45]. Thus, we are also going to explain what Ptah symbolizes. That is why at the bottom of this powerful symbol or archetype we wrote the quotation of Hosea chapter 11, verse 1.
All of the prayers and wisdom that we find in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, emerge from the same land: KMT. When we study the African archetypes, which are very profound, Gnostics do not fall into the mistake of thinking like the ignoramuses who think that these are “idols.” We know what idols are, and what archetypes are.
The Prayer of the Lord, called in Latin “Pater Noster,” is powerful when we recite it in Latin, given the fact that Latin is a Romanic root language of different romance languages, such as Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. We also find Latin words in the English language.
“Pater [Πτα – Ptah] noster, qui es in cælis.
Sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum.
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in cælo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum supersubstantialem da nobis hodie.
Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem.
Sed libera nos a malo.
Quia tuum est regnum, potentia et gloria in saecula saeculorum.
By looking at this archetype Ptah, we find very profound symbols, especially those that he is holding in his hands.
We find on the first graphic that he his holding a staff called Was; on top of this scepter we also see a symbol, a kind of bird head, which is the cynocephali Seth. He is also holding the Djed, another scepter, which is the symbol of stability. In his hands he holds two Ankh crosses, which are the symbol of two keys. Remember that in Christian symbolism we find the same symbol with Peter the Apostle holding the keys to heaven in his hands. It is the same symbol. The Ankh cross is a very sexual and profound symbol related with creation.
Ptah was very famous in ancient Egypt, and is still shown in many ways, but in esoteric societies, groups that know and understand what Ptah symbolizes.
These are the hieroglyphics of Ptah’s name. The square or rectangular figure is the letter P. The half circle is the letter T. The rope symbolizes the two serpents, and is the letter H. This is how you spell in hieroglyphics Ptah, the Father.
The Pater Noster is Ptah Noster, because indeed when we investigate the symbol of Ptah, we find what Madam Blavatsky states in The Secret Doctrine,
“Ptah the son of Kneph in the Egyptian Pantheon is the principle of Light and Life through which the creation or rather evolution took place; the Egyptian Logos and creator, the Demiurgos. A very old deity, as, according to Herodotus he had a temple erected to him by Menes, the first king of Egypt. He is giver of life and the self born and the father of Apis, the sacred bull, conceived through a ray from the Sun. Ptah is thus the prototype of Osiris, a later Deity.” – H. P. Blavatsky
We find Ptah in the Tree of Life, the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and the circle of the Zodiac. Indeed, with its three letters Ptah represents the first triangle of the Tree of Life: Kether, Chokmah, and Binah.
Ptah synthesizes itself in the sephirah Binah, because the Holy Spirit is the creative force that expresses itself through the sexual organs. That is why when we address Ptah we call it the almighty Ptah, or the powerful Ptah, understanding that the sexual potency descends from the solar Absolute into the sephirah Yesod, which is the sexual energy.
When we are addressing Ptah, we find this archetype in different places in the Tree of Life and within us. For instance we also call it Ptah Ra; because “Ra” or Re is the Solar Logos.
In Egyptian hieroglyphics the symbol of the eye is the letter R. The bird is the symbol of the letter A in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
So, bird + eye is Ra.
The falcon symbolizes the descent of the solar light into humanity. So, this is how the ancient Egyptians symbolized this marvelous archetype Ra, which is related with the Solar Absolute, the force that in Kabbalah is called the Ain Soph Aur, the “limitless light.” Ptah is the very source of light.
The letter P is the sephirah Kether, a symbol of “the Father.” The sephirah Chokmah is the letter T, the cross, the [Teacher]; the sephirah Chokmah is the Christ in Christianity that descends with his cross in order to work. The letter H is the Holy Spirit, or as we say in Kabbalah: Hei. [He is She in Hebrew. 7M] Yod Hei Vav Hei is what we call in Egyptian terms Ptah Ra. [YHVH is the female creative power.]
From the union of those two words or archetypes, Ptah and Ra, we spell the word PTR or Patar (also the sacred name of Peter the Apostle). Behold here the secret of this archetype or symbol, which abides in each one of us. So, always visualize these archetypes within, since there is not a single human being without Ptah Ra.
In other lectures we explain that Ptah is the breath of the Absolute eternally emanating in the first moment in order to enter into the universe for its development. That breath of the Absolute is light, but a unity of light, this is why in Greek it is called monad (“unity”). Within that monad—which is that light, Aur in Hebrew, and Ra in Egypt—we find Ptah. [Aur=Ra. Mirror languages.]
P T H, meaning: spiritual atoms of Father, Son and Holy Spirit within.
Ra and Ptah together are the number four, which is the Holy Tetragrammaton (Yod Hei Vav Hei). Ptah symbolizes the Holy Trinity, and together with Ra, the solar light, is the Tetragrammaton which works in every human organism. That light descends from above and places itself in the sexual gonads with its two keys. That is why you find that Ptah has two keys. The right key: the man, and left key: the woman. By crossing them, we build power in union. That is why it is said that Ptah is the creator in itself.
Behold here, this great symbol of in ancient Egypt. This is our Father who is in Heaven. We have to understand that each one of us has Our Father who is in Heaven; that Father is within. It is in the very base of our existence. Here is the Prayer of the Lord written in Hebrew for those who know Hebrew :
אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָׁמַיִם יִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֶךָ׃
תָּבֹּא מַלְכוּתֶךָ יֵעָשֶׂה רְצוֹנְךָ כַּאֲשֶׁר בַּשָׁמַיִם גַּם בָּאָרֶץ׃
אֶת־לֶחֶם חֻקֵּנוּ תֵּן־לָנוּ הַיּוֹם׃
וּמְחַל־לָנוּ עַל־חׂבוֹתֵינוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר מָחַלְנוּ גַּם־אֲנַחְנוּ לְחַיָּבֵינוּ׃
וְאַל־תְּבִיאֵנוּ לִידֵי נִסָּיוֹן כִּי אִם־תְּחַלְּצֵנוּ מִן־הָרָע
כִּי לְךָ הַמַּמְלָכָה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִּפְאֶרֶת לְעוֹלְמֵי עוֹלָמִים אָמֵן׃
“Abinu Sheba Schamayim” is “Our Father who art in Heaven” in Hebrew. In the Hebrew letters of “Abinu Sheba Schamayim” [אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם] we find the marvelous symbol of “Abinu,” our Father Ptah.
The letter א Aleph of אָבִינוּ symbolizes air. The letter ש Shin of שֶׁבַּשָׁמַיִם represents fire. The letter מ Mem of מַיִם represents water. Those are the three elemental forces of the three mother letters that emanate from the breath that is symbolized by the letter ה Hei. These letters together spell Hashem האשמ. Hashem means “The Name.”
Ha-Shemayim השמים, which is plural, means “the heavens,” which as the highest part of each one of us, is plural. I have my own Father, and each one of you has your own Father, thus, there are – שמים shemyim – “many names,” because each one of us has his own name. Within Kabbalah we say השם Hashem, “The Name,” thus, השמים Ha-Shemayim has many meanings.
Behold here this Kabbalistic explanation of the Hebrew language “Abinu Sheba Schamayim,” Our Father who art in Heaven. Indeed “Sheba” in Aramaic means seven. When we say Sheba we are addressing the kingdom, the Sephirah Malkuth (“kingdom”).
When we say “Abinu Sheba Schamayim,” we address the Shabbath, the seventh day, our Father Binah, the seventh force, Saturn. [Not Ra, but Saturn. 7M] The sephirah Binah is the Holy Spirit in heaven שמים Schamayim. Everything emerges from the creative sexual force of Binah, the Holy Spirit.
Just by itself ים Yam means water. ים Yam or Yama means also sea. Now, when we talk about water we are talking about the Akashic fluid diluted in the space, which records is where we find all of these Godly names. This is why when we talk about אלהים Elohim (“Gods and Goddesses”) we ask: is the name of God Allah? Yes it is. [NO. It should be HALLAH after HAVAH.] Is the name of God INRI? Yes it is. [NO. It should be INDI, or INDRI after INDRA.] Is the name of God Jehovah? Yes it is. [NO. It should be YoHeVaHe or YO-HAVAH after HAVAH.] Is it Tao? Yes it is. [Tao is the way (or cross) not god (her)self.]
The name of God is שמים many names. God is Elohim (“Gods”). This is why שבשמים Sheba-Shamayim means שב Sheb, שבע Shĕba’ seven, that is – in feminine terms – מַֽלְכַּת־שְׁבָא Malkuth, the Queen מלכה Malkah of שבע Shĕba’ the seventh Sephirah; and – in masculine terms – שמים Schamayim meaning names or heavens.As you see, the word Shebashamayim means “seven heavens”, the seventh Heaven [HAVAH]; all of them together are שבתות Shabbatoth. This is how in Kabbalah we understand שבשמים Sheba-Shamayim in synthesis.
Let us return to the Ptah graphic. When we say Ha-Schamayim, we visualize the word in the middle of the column, the middle column of the Tree of Life, which Ptah is holding with his two hands, with two keys. That is the spinal column. That is the power of God. The power of God is in your spinal column. If you do not work within your spinal column, you do not develop that power. In order to develop that power, you have to hold with your two hands the two keys. One of the two shafts of that scepter that Ptah is holding has four levels. Those four levels are the Four Worlds: Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah and Assiah, the four manifested worlds that God has in his power; this is the meaning of Ptah holding all of that.
We have to understand that our own particular ray (the letter Hei, the Glorian) – with its three primary mother letters within – when entering into the universe acts and projects its creative power through any of the seven cosmic rays, or Seven Cosmic Creator Elohim.
The word Shemite or Semite derives from שֵׁם Shem. Thus, when people in this day in age, precisely in this modern times, talk about anti-Semitism or anti-Shemitism they ignore that such a term means “anti-spiritual” forces. Thus, anti-Semitism does not mean what ignoramus people think. When you study the Shemites or Semites in this physical world you find different races. Among them are the Hebrews. Only the ignoramuses think that Jews are the Semites or Shemites. To be anti-Shemite, or anti-Semite means to be against the development of השמים Ha-Schamayim, these archetypes which Kabbalistically in conjunction are named Israel.
Master Samael Aun Weor stated:
ISRAEL is a word that must be analyzed.
‘IS’ reminds us of Isis and the Isiac Mysteries.
‘RA’ reminds us of the Solar Logos.
Let us remember the disc of RA found in the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs.
‘EL’ is ‘EL’. ‘EL’ is the interior, profound God within each one of us.
In sequence and correct etymological corollary, the people of Israel are constituted by the various parts of the Being. All of the multiple Self-conscious and independent parts of our own individual Being constitute the people of Israel. – The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
Thus, Israel is inside of everybody, whether they are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, etc. Everybody carries those archetypes within, which is what the Prayer of the Lord calls “Abinu Shebashamayim Yitkadesh Shimkha,” that is, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.” Thus, השם Hashem, “the name” is inside of you, because you have that Holy Name within the profundities of your Consciousness.
Who and what is the name of your inner God? It is something you have to discover. The great Avatars that came down here to Malkuth in order to teach the word gave the name of their own particular inner God. Yet, this does not mean that only those Gods exist. God is Elohim, a Multiple-Perfect-Unity in Heaven, Schamayim, but if we go down here, down into Malkuth, then Shem is called Shemoth שמות – Hebrew for “names” – which is the feminine aspect of that Multiple-Perfect-Unity of names that has to descend in order to develop. That is why in Malkuth, Shem is called Shemoth שמות because Malkuth is a feminine sephirah that has to develop Shem.
In other words, all the solar force of the Absolute and the seven Cosmocreators and the 12 signs of the zodiacal belt descend as archetypes into our physicality in different ways, so that we as men can create the sperm; that is the seed of Abraham (Brahma), our Inner God. With regard to merely physical creation, men look for a woman because she is the soil, Adamah, the ground that men need in order for their seed to grow. Men place the seed into the womb during the sexual act. Behold here the two keys that Ptah holds in his hands; the Ankh cross is the sexual potency of the Omnipotent, Ptah. Thereafter, the woman develops that seed in her womb for nine months. Listen, in esotericism we understand that the female is the one in charge of creation, this is pretty obvious. Nonetheless, understand that the sephirah Malkuth (our physicality) is also feminine.
“Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulled, or added thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” – Galatians 3: 15, 16
This is why שבע Sheba is שבע-בת Bathsheba “the daughter of the seven” the בת-שבע Sheba-Bath or שבת Shabbath, which is in Malkuth, also a feminine symbol that all of us have to understand. This is why שבת Shabbath, Saturday is holy, “if we make it holy;” in other words, שבת Shabbath is our own physical matter.
The English word matter is feminine, and in Latin the word mater means “mother.” This is not a coincidence because “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” This is why we find this profound symbolism. When you say and pray, “Our Father who art in Heaven” you have to be concentrated on what you are saying, since that father has different levels.
First, “Our Father” is our own Innermost, our own Spirit, the son of the trinity. That inner Spirit, that Innermost, is called Atman in Sanskrit. All of us have within their own Atman. It relates also with Brahma the creator inside of us. As we explained in other lectures, Brahma is the son of Vishnu, the Cosmic Christ, Ptah-Ra in Egyptian words.
Another name in Egypt for the Father is Ausar (Osiris). Many Gnostics commit the mistake of thinking that Osiris is the sephirah Kether. That is wrong. Kether is within Osiris, but Osiris is related to the sephirah Daath. Ausar is an unfoldment of Ptah. In order for Ausar to exist, he needs his Auset (Isis). The son of Ausar and Auset is Heru (Horus), symbolized by the Falcon. It is the light of Ptah-Ra that descends into duality, into manifestation, into the manifested world. Ausar, Auset, and Heru, form another Trinity. First, in the world of Atziluth there is the trinity called Ptah Ra, but when we call upon Ausar Ra, we are naming the trinity that relates to creation, to the world of Briah.
Thus, within Ausar Ra, we find the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but in Briah, the world of creation. Within Auset we also find the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
When rituals were performed in ancient Egypt, the priest was called Ausar, the priestess was called Auset. The soul that was receiving the benefit was called Horus, who is the son of the two. The trinity is an unfoldment; regardless, both trinities hold the same power. One is Ptah-Ra the almighty in the first triangle, and the other is Ausar, Auset, and Heru, below. People may think and say Ausar is a later deity. They do not understand that Ausar is an unfoldment of Ptah, because Ptah is up there in Atziluth. Given that Ausar is an enfoldment of Ptah, he is also Ptah, but in a lower manifestation.
This is why when we talk about rituals or what in Sanskrit is called Tantra, do not fall into the mistake of what people think during this day in age that Tantra is just the sexual act or Sexual Magic. Tantra is related to any type of ritual where Ausar and Auset are present, meaning the two polarities, the priest and the priestess, because above Ausar and Auset is Father-Mother, while below are the priest and the priestess. Therefore, any ritual where the female aspect is absent is 100 percent ridiculous, because the female is the one that enlightens the fire of the male. That is why in many temples in the internal worlds the one who lights the light of the altar is the Nun, the priestess. She is the one that lights the fire (sexually speaking) of the man or priest. This is a sexual symbol.
When the priest and the priestess are performing the ritual, they are performing it upon the cubic stone of Yesod (the H). They represent the two keys of the P (pira, a Latin word that translates as “intense heat”) of PeTeR, or the P of Ptah-Ra. The T of PeTeR or PTah-Ra symbolizes the crossing of the two keys, and the R of PeTeR or PTah-Ra is RA, the solar light. This is why the Gnostic altar (the H) has the symbols of the three letters: P, T, R. The symbol of the three primary forces of PTah-Ra, the solar light of Christ [Ka-resh or Karest].
Now, there is another symbol that we have to perform on the altar: it is TUM. Behold, when we place the A instead of the T, we pronounce AUM. So as AUM, TUM is also a mantra that brings the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit energy down to where we are situated. That is why this powerful mantra should not be pronounced in vain. When we pronounce that mantra, the light immeditately descends. Do not pronounce it in vain. There are people who play with prayers with mantras, and that is not positive.
Behold these three names Ptah, Ausar, and (A)TUM. The three of them are very powerful names, and we should know how to use them.
The Keys of Peter – Ptah
Do you realize the symbol there? Peter has two ankhs, like Ptah. Ptah and Peter represent the same archetype within us; that is why Ptah and Peter are waiting for us in heaven in order to open the door for us, but the door is in the sephirah Yesod.People that do not have esoteric knowledge think that when we die, Peter is going to open a way for them to go to heaven. Listen: Peter is Ptah that has the two keys, two alchemical forces that we have to work with. These are the same two keys of Ptah. Behold, their names are not a coincidence. Peter, Ptah-Ra, Petera, and also Cleo-Petera, rock, stone. This is why we find the relationship of Petera, rock with Peter, Ptah-Ra; so, “upon this stone I will build my church.” What stone? Cleopatra.
So, if you are a male (priest) and you want to build your temple within you, you need then a Cleopatra (priestess) because she has the keys of the stone; the keystone is Cleopatra. Likewise, a woman who is a Nun, priestess, needs a male, a Pope, a Peter (who was the first Pope); Peter was married. Yes, Peter was married, he was working with his keystone Cleopatra. Peter and Cleopatra represent the stone. The stone carries the forces of heaven inside of us. This is why Peter holds the keys. Is Peter an idol? No! he represents the same archetype that the Egyptians called Ptah, yet, in modern times we call him Peter. Thus, Ra said to Ptah, “And upon this (keystone, namely, Cleo, κλείς-Kleis, Keys Πέτρα – Petra) rock I will build my church.”
Questions and Answers
Audience: Can you talk more about why the left side of the Tree of Life is highlighted on the last line on the in the Our Father. It says for thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory it would seem that the whole Tree of Life belongs to Ptah. Why did they specifically talk about the left side?
Instructor: Why specifically do we point to the left side when we say “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory”?
It is because we ask in the Prayer of the Lord, “help us not to be yield to temptation but rescue us from the evil one.” The evil one emerges from the left, because when we fall Ida, Aida, Eve, falls. That is why we say, “rescue us from the evil one,” the ego. Why do we ask that of Jehovah Elohim? Because the left side is his, namely, the kingdom, the power, and the glory. The father is the Holy Spirit, and the left side belongs to him (Binah), and under him is the power (Geburah). Thus, Binah is not a slave of the left side, but we are slaves of the left side. This is why we ask Him for help. So, when we say that it is because there is a reason. It is not because only the left side of the Tree of Life belongs to Him, no! The whole Tree of Life belongs to Him, but we particularly address the left because the evil one or what we call the evilness, which is the ego, emerges from the left.
Audience: You mentioned that in using the mantra TUM to be careful with it and not use the Lord’s name in vain. By that do you mean doing the work in combination with it?
Instructor: When you name the word TUM, I am pronouncing it now not in vain, but because I am answering your question, and TUM comes down in order to answer it. All of us are connected with TUM, but if we are going to pronounce that mantra for another reason that is bad. Do it only if you need help, for instance, if you are in danger of dying, danger of death, then concentrate on your Father and pronounce the mantra, thus, your Father comes down and helps you.
As you can see in Latin, the Pater Noster says many times: TUM, TUM, right? “Quia tuum est regnum,” in other words, the power is of TUM and the glory is of TUM, forever and ever. That is why when we pronounce it in Latin, it is more powerful than in English. The prayer has power in English, but when you pronounce it in Latin it is very powerful because the mantra TUM connects you internally with your inner God and TUM brings the force that you need in that moment.