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The Awakening of the Inner Pentagram
In gnostic and mystery schools, initiates for centuries have passed on the knowledge that after thousands of years of incarnation and gathering experiences in this world, there comes a moment when the dormant part of the divine soul hidden in the heart awakens, and the person begins to become aware of his heavenly origin. We also find disguised information on this subject in the biblical parable of the exile from Paradise; in a passage called the ‘Proto-Gospel’.
In Genesis, God says to the serpent that tempted Eve:
And the Lord God said unto the serpent: because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Gen, 3:14-15)
‘Proto-Gospel’ is a term that we can translate as the dawn of the Good News. In this myth, which seems to describe such a hopeless and dramatic event as the expulsion of man from Paradise, cutting him off from the divine matrix, there appears – like a light in a tunnel- a veiled promise that man will return to this Paradise. According to the Gnostics, this is done not by some external master who saves us from sin and satan, as some religious traditions teach, but through a process of internal transformation called transfiguration.
The ‘seed of the woman’ is the inner divine force, called the spark of the Spirit, it is a pentagram, a grain from which a luminous vehicle can be reborn, a new soul that weaves us back into the matrix of life. This particle is the only remnant of the original Adam, the divine man, the Anthropos that we once were, as microcosms. When this divine seed awakens, man begins to miss his spiritual home. This longing is the purest desire that can be generated by a human being, and it has tremendous power.
In this context, Dan Winter quotes from Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’: You can only receive as much power as you have pure intentions. Pure intention in terms of this ‘physics of consciousness’ is one that is shared with all DNA. This pure intention is the longing to connect with the divine matrix and return to the state of primordial unity. According to the Gnostics, it is a specific infrared radiation that attracts forces to us from beyond our ‘Matrix’ bubble, from the so-called ‘female’ field, Isis, Mary, that is, from the tree/matrix of life. In Christian terminology these forces, these pure ethers, are called ‘bread’. There have been and still are, many mystics on earth for whom the moment when their body began to attract these divine ethers was significant and related to a specific vision. They experienced the first of the mysteries of the Order of Melchizedek. Another mystery is the wine mystery, described metaphorically in the Bible as the miracle at Cana of Galilee.
‘When a pupil is nourished with bread and wine according to the law of the Order of Melchizedek, this means that after the struggle in the field of life has been accomplished, the twelvefold bread of the universal life can be assimilated and demonstrated as a radiation-field, as a robe. By virtue of the wine of the spirit the pupil then stands as unshakably as a rock.’ (…) Such an entity lives in the womb of Isis. Such an initiate – if we may use this term – possesses twelve powers in his magic agent. These twelve powers are situated in his radiation-field.
They are the four holy ethers, the holy astral power and the holy mental power, each with its positive and negative pole and its centripetal and centrifugal radiations. These twelve powers together form an intensely radiating light and are indicated by the words: ‘heaven’ or ‘Christ’. The initiate who is able to work with these twelve powers and is microcosmically one with them, literally meets Christ in the clouds of his heaven. The four or eight ethers form the building materials of the universe; the two astral powers form the dynamic faculty with which these materials are handled, and the two mental powers construct the architect’s design in accordance with that of the Supreme Architect. 
In the language of physics, it can be said that a student’s life system becomes capable of attracting an electric charge. According to Winter, this attraction occurs whenever a person’s heart generates feelings of bliss and ecstasy; and according to Gnostics – when the heart generates a feeling of longing for a spiritual home. It is most likely that both of these theories are true. By experiencing these feelings, our heart produces a centripetal electrical force that Winter calls an implosion. An electric field with fractal geometry is created, which means that on the outside it looks exactly the same as on the inside, and this is an invitation to perfect compression. Non-destructive wave compression is the source of gravity. If this compression of charge follows the Golden Ratio, it will be both constructive (non-destructive) and infinite, and it can directly become an acceleration of charge, called gravity.
Dan Winter equates the ability to generate gravity with self-awareness. Attracting divine forces is directly proportional to the ability to penetrate deeply into yourself, to know your inner self; the more load we attract, the more we penetrate ourselves. Through inner journeys, we begin to discern who we are not, dissolve these illusions and recognize our relationship with all of creation. A beautiful picture of this insight is the torus that turns inward, devours itself, and again turns outwards.
At the beginning of this section, we cited a passage from the Proto-Gospel that speaks of the curse God placed upon the serpent. In the gnostic sense, the serpent is a symbol of the fire of consciousness (the so-called serpent fire), burning in the human spinal cord. The curse of crawling on the stomach and feeding on dust is an allusion to the animal consciousness with which man has become connected as a result of his separation from the Plan of God, from the tree of life, from Christ, from the ‘Word’.
The spine of the animal is positioned horizontally and receives the impulses and streams of the animal group spirit that circles the earth. Although the human spine is oriented vertically, his body is governed by lower biological and psychological needs. Belly crawling is binding ourselves to the earth by animal drives and instincts that have gained power over us and stripped us of our divine dignity. It is a life of mundane affairs, on a timeline from birth to death. It is the lack of connection with the Living Now that we obtain through implosion.
So, a snake crawling on the ground is also a metaphor for the loss of fractality. Human consciousness, when combined with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, is a fire represented by a regular tetrahedron, belonging to the geometry of the hexahedron, generating a magnetic force represented by a horizontal line. At the moment when a person begins to attract to himself the vertically flowing electric force, a cross is created – a symbol of overcoming death, and of a resurrection. As man persistently follows the purest longing of his heart in the process of transformation, the non-divine serpent’s fire is finally replaced by the ‘Pentecostal Fire’ in the mystery of Pentecost.
Later in his speech to the serpent, God speaks of the enmity between him and the woman. These words refer to the internal conflict that arises in the awakened person who begins to feel discomfort with the low drives and desires he discovers within himself. The symbolic ‘bruising of the serpent’s head’, is the liberation of man from the power of what is low, down-to-earth and egocentric.
And what does it mean when it says that the serpent will bruise the heel of the woman’s offspring? In the Kabbalistic tradition, the heel represents the end of something, as opposed to the head, which symbolizes a beginning. The first word that appears in the Old Testament is ‘be-RESH-it’. In Hebrew, there are no vowels, only consonants. In the word ‘bereshit’, which means ‘in the beginning’, there is also the word ROSH, which means ‘head’. The word ‘heel’ will therefore be, among other things, a symbol of the ending of the (non-divine) Matrix. 
In one of his lectures, Dan Winter demonstrates that the letter sequence of the word ‘bereshit’, are shapes resulting from the movement of the golden spiral over the surface of the torus based on the tetrahedron’s axes of symmetry, in a way that it enables the catching of the load. This movement begins on the outside of the torus, goes into it, and then out again. The word ‘bereshit’, thus speaks of the mental rotations needed to roll from the inside out on the surface of the torus. It tells about the beginnings of all creative processes in the matrix of good and bad, about the method of absorbing the energy needed to carry them out. In addition, it shows the succession of operations that result in the creation of the physical human head.
In Kabbalistic knowledge, the days leading up to the (inner) Savior’s coming are called the ‘Heels of the Messiah’ (bitten by the serpent). These are the days when the divine essence in us is in oppression and bondage. The heel as a fragment of the foot, the part of the body closest to the ground, is often also a metaphorical reference to one of the three temples of the human ego – to the lowest temple of the pelvis, which is the seat of will and action. (The other two temples are the head – which is the management center – related to the world of thoughts – and the heart, related to the world of feelings and desires).
In the tabernacle of the pelvis, in the plexus sacralis, the human karma accumulates the energy that prevents him from freeing himself from the wheel of birth and death. In this temple, in the spleen, there is also the so-called ‘entity of desires’ – an energetic creature that feeds on impure ethers. The liver is also programmed to treat the light of the Spirit as unwanted, and expel it from the system. The Temple of the Pelvis – the third in order – refers to the Sephira Binah associated with the Holy Spirit and to the last Sephira of the Tree of Life – Malkuth, symbolizing our earth which has been disconnected from the whole. A bruised heel – a damaged pelvic abode – indicates a disturbed connection between the human system and the Spirit, and that its slavery stems from its own misdirected will.
But a crushed heel can also be a symbol of burning through the karma by divine light and freeing oneself from the ‘Matrix’. ‘Head and heel’ bring to mind the beginning and the end of the earthly world, or a state of consciousness anchored in suffering. The symbol of the Uroboros – a snake biting its own tail also comes to mind. When, what is below becomes like what is above, man regains his lost kingdom of heaven, his divinity. As the words of Revelation say:
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. (Rev 22: 13- 14)
Sin – Hamartia
When man joined the image of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he departed from the image of God in whose likeness he was created. As a result, he forgot his essence, and it can be said that on a certain level he has become evil. We say ‘on a certain level’, because the essence of man, his true self, is God – pure Good. By forgetting who he really is, man began to speculate and connect his essence with images that he liked. Or, discovering something in himself that he did not like, he began to identify with these distorted, imperfect, powerless, loveless and ignorant representations, which made him hate himself.
In the third chapter of “A Course in Miracles” we read: ‘Eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge is a symbolic expression for usurping the ability for self-creating. This is the only sense in which God and His creations are not co-creators. The belief that they are, is implicit in the ‘self-concept’, or the tendency of the self to make an image of itself. Images are perceived, not known. Knowledge cannot deceive, but perception can. You can perceive yourself as self-creating, but you cannot do more than believe it.’
How often we hear the slogans these days: ‘Become the best version of yourself!’, ‘Make yourself perfect as you always wanted to be’! ‘Reinvent yourself!’, etc. Don’t these calls sound tempting? If thoughts create reality, why shouldn’t we create ourselves according to our most beautiful imaginations?
In the book “The Brotherhood of Shamballa”, Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri write:
‘It [the lost and forgotten Word] can and must be spoken, not by you, but by the Other One who must rise up within you. This Other One, this Lord, must build the house. The builders of this nature labor in vain. Unless this Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Every exertion of this nature is in vain. It is in vain that you rise early and sit up late, eating the bread of sorrows. The Lord of the straight path is born as in a miracle, born of the miracle of Mary; that is, the reversal according to nature.’ 
We do not rebuild the Temple of the Spirit by perfecting our personality. This can only be done by dissolving ideas about oneself. When man gets rid of them, he makes room for Light. ‘Your (true) I is only your awareness of existence – silent and impersonal’, we read in ‘The Book of Mirdad’. This silent impersonal awareness of existence, the silent self, the formless emptiness, the Observer, is the Truth of our being. All other ideas are illusions. They are untrue reality, images from this matrix, from this world, and everything that is untrue passes away and dies, rolled over by the ruthless Wheel of Time or the capricious Wheel of Fortune. Attachment to the transient causes great suffering and binds us to this earth. Therefore, it is written in the Exodus (20:4):
‘You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them’.
We can understand this passage as a statement made by a jealous deity. But having ‘other gods before me’ can be understood differently and related to the deification of certain images of the desired human figure and the ego’s desire to become like them. In doing so, do we not bow down to these images and serve them, forgetting that there is another, silent image hidden within us? A picture, a matrix, a plan of the hidden God, waiting for his prodigal son to remind himself of Him.
The Greek word for sin (hamartia) comes from archery and means something like missing the target and being distracted. Knowing the truth about the two matrices, we know that sin is any action that deprives us of fractality. Dan Winter says that in the language of physics sin can be defined as generating waves that don’t nest, don’t settle in biology.
Following the metaphor of archery, it can be said that modern man is still ‘hunting’ something that is outside of him. He identifies himself with his outer ‘shell’, and therefore tries to strengthen it with all his strength at all levels of his existence. He identifies with the world he lives in and tries to make it a paradise. In doing so, he constantly misses his goal, does not achieve the happiness he expected. His works are imperfect and temporary. Over time, they change into their opposite.
This is because the arrow of intention has been released in the wrong direction. Into an outside world instead of the inner one. Man is not meant to hunt to put on more ‘animal skins’. On the contrary – he must persistently and successively get rid of them to become naked and clean, because only a clean, naked body can be clothed in a luminous robe and a golden cloak, enabling it to be reunited with the Tree of Life. To do this, he must know and love his inner Sun completely and surrender his guidance and will.
Lack of Concentration
Lack of concentration is another aspect of the Greek understanding of sin. In the modern world, hardly anyone is willing to combine these two concepts. And yet! On closer inspection, we discover the deep truth behind this perception.
Prentice Mulford in chapter IV of his book “Thoughts are Things” writes:
‘COURAGE and presence of mind mean the same thing. Presence of mind implies command of mind. Cowardice and lack of mental control mean about the same thing. Cowardice is rooted in hurry, the habit of hurry or lack of repose. All degrees of success are based on courage – mental or physical. All degrees of failure are based on timidity (…)
If we analyse what we fear, we shall find we are in mind trying to deal with too much at once of the thing feared. There is only a relatively small amount to be dealt with now. In any transaction – in the doing of anything there is but one step to be taken at a time. We need to place what force is necessary and no more, on that one step. When that is taken, we can take the next. (…)
We need to keep always our mind present with us. We want it always on the spot ready to use in any direction. Our thought is not on the spot when we tie a shoe-string and think a mile from that shoe-string – when we mend a pencil and dwell in one of tomorrow’s cares. It is then away, and if it has for a lifetime been in the habit of so straying from the act in hand to the act afar, it becomes more and more difficult to bring it back to use, and more difficult to use it promptly when it is brought back. Our thought moves from one thing to another with more than electric speed, and we can unconsciously train this quickness to be ever darting from one thing to another until it becomes almost impossible to keep it on one thing for ten consecutive seconds. On the contrary, through cultivation of repose and deliberation in all things we can train ourselves to mass and fasten our thought on anything as long as we please, to throw ourselves into any mood of mind we please, and to throw ourselves at will into sleep or a semi-conscious, dreamy state as restful as sleep.’ 
The presence of mind is synonymous with fearlessness, which in its essence is pure Love and a necessary condition for achieving liberation from the world of delusions. Our minds are filled to the brim with images, concepts, memories and thoughts – they are never present in the NOW. The unconscious mind is suspended between the world of the living and the world of the dead. A mind that is alert and empty becomes a clear mirror reflecting God’s wisdom. On the spiritual plane, there is only the present. NOW is the Tree of Life, the matrix of simultaneity. There is only one way to it – to become a ‘fractal’, which according to D. Winter’s definition means the ability to attract an electric charge.
Any other efforts to achieve this awareness are doomed to failure in advance, because man is not able to constantly generate the powerful energy that is needed here and which can only be provided by connection with the Spirit.
(To be continued in Part 3)
 Catharose de Petri, Jan van Rijckenborgh, “The Brotherhood of Shamballa”, Chapter VI, p. 55, Chapter V pp. 46-47, Second, revised edition 1986, Cornerstore Library 1, Rozekruis Pers-Haarlem, The Netherlands.
 Catharose de Petri, Jan van Rijckenborgh, “The Brotherhood of Shamballa”, Chapter II, p. 24, Second, revised edition 1986 Cornerstore Library 1, Rozekruis Pers-Haarlem, The Netherlands.
 Prentice Mulford, “Thoughts are Things”, Chapter Four, pp. 17-18,