The Beatitudes are a roadmap for the path of Ascension given to us by the Master Alchemist. It is ingrained within the ancient mysteries that predated the Age of Pisces. These ancient mysteries were conveyed only to those souls who were interested in becoming knowers of Truth. The Beatitudes are revelatory in the sense that they are disclosing truth lost to generations that is hiding in plain sight within the light of the heavens.
There are nine Beatitudes conveyed to us from the Sermon on the Mount (1). In this instance, the Teacher is invoking within us the presence of the ancient gods. These mystical invocations herald our initiation along a path that unifies the ancient pantheon to the human soul. These imperatives illustrate the true essence of alchemy. In the ancient world of the Greeks, the practice of ascension was facilitated by the venerated teacher, known to all her heroes as the centaur “Chiron.”
Upon the physical plane, the focal point of this manifestation emerges from a planetoid-comet discovered in 1977 designated as “2060 Chiron.” This minor planet travels an elliptical orbit between the planets Jupiter and Uranus. Chiron has a relatively slow transit as it takes approximately 49-50 plus years to make one revolution around the earth. In 2015, researchers from MIT confirmed that there are Saturn-like rings that encircle the planet. (2)
From a lower viewpoint, there are many who would scoff at the idea that a recently discovered celestial body given the name Chiron could have any effect upon human consciousness. From an ascending perspective, it is understood that we are indeed co-creators of our own reality. The process of co-creation occurs in two distinct fashions.
The first being co-creation through ego’s desires. This process must employ egotistical methods and or lesser entities that invariably conflict with a higher will that manifests beyond the mundane level of existence. Within this paradigm exists ritualistic practices that ultimately lead to cycles of chaos and draconian hierarchy that function to arrest and retard human development. This encompasses practices wielded by people who have not yet developed the capacity to perceive the spiritual energies that persist and thrive beyond the limitations of soul governed by egocentric thinking.
The second form of co-creation exists through the marriage of the soul to spirit. This process is governed by free will. For a soul that is now moving towards an ascended state of awareness, we are becoming more cognizant of the flow of spiritual energies as it relates to the personal and human collective. This is an ambient energy that is celestial, abundant, and effortless to harness. No lower entities are invoked, and no sacrifices are made as it is manifesting through the energies of our Christos-Sophic higher self. The signature of this energy exists within the movement of the Heavens, and with Nature herself. When all factors are in harmony, Nature and the human soul becomes a flourishing manifestation of this relationship.
Make no mistake, Chiron was intentionally named, and therefore empowered through the collective spiritual forces to be so.
The secret to Chiron’s importance is answered within the mathematical aspect of its cycles, for it is the only heavenly body that naturally encompasses the aspect of a septile, which is one seventh of a whole. The sacred numbers of 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 12 play essential roles within the integration of human consciousness to environment.
The number seven is sacred, as it represents wholeness and perfection. There are seven days of the week which are named after the seven major celestial bodies. There are seven major colors. Seven chakras correspond to the seven major aspects of our neuro-endocrine plexus, of which we strive to fully integrate into waking consciousness within linear time.
The point of “Chiron’s return” is when it aligns to its original aspect on a person’s natal chart at 49-50 years. This reference to Chiron’s return correlates to a personal Pentecost. For many, this life reference manifests as a full-blown midlife crisis where decisions in respect to our soul’s path must be made regarding a road to a higher timeline of ascension or a lower journey that plunges us deeper into the secular world of dense physicality.
In the case of the Apostles, Pentecost represents the moment when their consciousness ascended into a realm of higher origin. The initiates who were present spoke in tongues understood by others who bore witness.
“How is it then that each of us hears them in his own native language? …both Jews and converts to Judaism; Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” (Acts 2:8, 2:11)
The Ascension of the Master Soter occurred 40 days after the resurrection. (3) Epiphany (birth of the god or ascension into Christed consciousness) occurred within the initiates of the mysteries during Pentecost (which means fifty days) traditionally celebrated seven weeks after Passover (forty-nine days). This moment signified the manifestation of the Holy Spirit within the initiated.
In the ancient world, people become heroes through the mentoring of ascended masters whose consciousness touched the Logos energies of the spiritual realm. Today is no different as we still learn most viscerally through imitation. Yet, the spiritual realm has determined that it is no longer appropriate for us to live within the presence of those venerated teachers in our outer life. Much (if not all) of the greater truth imparted to us through these ascended beings occurred at great cost and suffering to the magnanimous souls who took on the role as teachers (Prometheus, Chiron, Buddha, Jesus, etc.). Within the Buddhist traditions, enlightenment occurs within the realization of suffering as we are becoming self-aware of our soul’s limitations confined to the construct of the lower planes of the illusionary world.
There were nine days that passed between Ascension and Pentecost, nine Beatitudes, and therefore nine steps within our personal cycles of initiation and transformation. These nine steps catalyze a specific state of consciousness or “being of attitude” related to an inspired journey that takes us through the experience itself. As the alchemist states, “Life is the Way.” Wisdom can only be acquired and fully understood through experience. These experiences are sequentially focused through the lenses of the twelve signs of the zodiac. Wisdom is never theoretical and can only be acquired within the parameters of love. Love is a dynamic that operates between two polarities in sympathy to themselves.
The reaction is catalyzed through intention, meaning the impulse that directs the flow of love. In its natural state, love flows effortlessly from a universal focal point that radiates from the heart. With no conditions, this energy creates a pathway to greater understanding, and eventually synarchy and freedom. The greatest amount of transformation occurs in union with higher self, and in partnership with another soul who understands and practices this level of sympathetic expression. Within these sacred bonds nothing that exists from the outside can destroy it, as unconditional love is the supreme universal life-force.
If on the other-hand, love is inverted, it becomes fear-based, as the practitioner steals life-force from those entangled within the web that is ultimately spun. This becomes the basis for hierarchy and egotistical control which is constructed upon conditioned impulses of libido where one pole dominates. This is the essence of dark occult practices.
There are three stages of Beatitudes which is processed by the three principles of alchemy. These three principles integrate with the four elements of the Zodiac. The three principles of alchemy are known as the “Tria Principa” which are the essential elements in all alchemical reactions. It can be viewed as the “Prima Materia” which is the first matter that is transformed through a series of reactions that eventual leads to the Opus Magnus.
One could think of this as a practitioner turning lead into gold or extracting a gemstone from a dung heap. From a higher spiritual perspective, these obtuse practices are inconsequential and are viewed as metaphors. For if we were to only see this from an externalize perspective, we would be missing the point of the lesson. The Master has told us that we are the Prima Materia, as the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World. (4)
It is the same Master who teaches us these lessons who is catalyzing the process. This is known as the Mercury of the reaction. Within true alchemy, Christ is considered the Mercurius of our time. From a higher perspective, Mercury (being the first planet from the Sun) is known as the Son of the Sun, or the Son of God, which manifests to us as the Logos. Logos is the source of the highest spiritual intelligence which emanates from the galactic center and celestial ring that bathes our soul (Prima Materia) in this energy. From the Aquarian Age of consciousness, Unity or “Christed” consciousness manifests through every one of us who seeks to ascend into this higher state of being.
The first phase encompasses the first four signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer) which catalyzes our development from a personal perspective. This process ties us into sentient life on earth as we learn our lessons from an egocentric perspective with a lack of worldly experience.
The energies of Aries can be viewed as guided by action with a limited insight to spiritual consequences. Taurus can be extremely vulnerable to loss and can take the death of a loved one most personally. Taurus suffering may at times feel inescapable. Gemini also deals with mourning and death personally and may even be traumatized by the experience. Cancer’s nurturing energies will help to process the experience.
These four signs represent the first aspect of the human soul which is emotional and sentient. In Esoteric teaching, people oriented to these energies are known as the Hylics (people bound to the Earth), or the race of Able. They are souls who are meek and aligned with the reality of perpetual victimization through Ages of time.
The second phase begins with the energies of Leo and those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness. This is the stage where we begin to seek outwards, where we integrate ourselves within the world around us and help to shape it by the values that we cherish most. Not all will walk a righteous path of integration. But for those who do, Mercy and Purification of the Heart becomes the driving impulses and can clearly be catalyzed through the challenges living within Virgo and Libra’s perspective.
Scorpio is a transformational state and if one is moving with the Light of the Spirit, we can transform our base emotions and instincts into a more rarified form. In esoteric teaching, the experiences inherent to Scorpio’s perspective are transforming the soul from the race of Cain (those bound to the intellect) represented by the Scorpion into the race of Seth (those bound to the spirit) represented by the Eagle (see Beyond the Soul’s Meridian June 2020 discussion The Scorpion’s Transformation for further information).
The third stage begins with Sagittarius whose energies are related to the centaur Chiron. It is at this final stage where enlightenment and spiritual initiation truly begins.
In esoteric teaching, it is understood that the human soul develops along seven-year cycles. This principle is related to the energies of Chiron which returns every 49-50 years. The pedagogy of enlighten teaching understands and respects these cycles of human development and will tailor curriculum that reflects this essential principle of soul initiation.
Virtually every human being who seeks the higher path of transformation, carries within them the energies of the Archangel Micha’el and is manifesting into a hero to champion the human cause. An enlightened teacher understands that the world’s greatest living resource exists as its children, for every single one bears the power within them to change the world. That is, if they are encouraged and allowed to be the full manifestation of their soul’s astrological potentials. Our society must reconfigure itself within this imperative, as the survival of our species depends upon this essential truth.
So, who better to teach us than Chiron?
Chiron was accidentally wounded by one of his pupils. At Chiron’s death, Zeus placed him within the part of the heavens signified by the constellation of Sagittarius. This celestial aspect is where the Beatitudes end and paradoxically begins once more. Sagittarius is the ninth symbol of the zodiac and marks an Alpha and Omega reference within the soul experiencing Chiron’s return. From this vantage, the Beatitudes take on a different perspective as we are now being Persecuted for the Sake of Righteousness and Reviled for My Sake. This suggests the truth seeker’s initiation into I AM consciousness as one who is becoming no longer synchronized to the propaganda of ego’s lower density viewpoints.
Indeed, one has become incoherent and incongruent to those who are enslaved to conventional thinking as the seeker has ascended into the Truth of Christed consciousness. Paradoxically, this marks the enlightened soul as a pariah within the life and linear realm of thought existing in Hierarchy’s egotistical construct. Yet to those who have ascended, truth is recognized as a universal sympathetic resonance that transcends culture and time.
This is the point within the journey where we have reached our personal Pentecost, signified around our fiftieth year of life at the Centaur’s return. Those who are committed to spiritual transformation have now entered the realm of Pisces, which can symbolize the supreme synthesis of Western and Eastern initiation through the manifestation of the Holy Fool. This is an archetype embracing both streams of spiritual consciousness. Piscean energy can represent imprisonment, and for an enlightened soul living through the power and guidance of unconditional love—within a world of conditions—one must play the fool in order the survive and operate within the linear constructs of Mammon.
This marks a point of no return for the soul in ascension. As a person living within their higher “I AM” spiritual principles can only look foolish to those souls existing in a construct of lower consciousness and control.
Collectively, we have now reached the moment when Chiron has returned to the human collective. This was marked at the Vernal equinox of 2021, when Chiron was in conjunction with the Sun at zero degrees Aries and Venus at 29 degrees Pisces (See Beyond the Soul’s Meridian April 2021 Easter 2021: Time for Healing Our Deepest Wounds). The effects of this alignment are now manifesting with a vengeance as we are being forced to make decisions that will mark our journey into the secular world of denser physicality or into an ascending world of spiritual awakening.
These decisions have been foisted upon us regardless of preparation.
All involved must hold fast to their convictions as there is no right or wrong answer to these challenges. The best that we can hope for is action that is honest and congruent with our soul’s attitude as we perceive the experience.
It is only the soul’s beatitude or evolutionary “being of attitude” that will establish an honest decision and fateful outcome. What we do not know, we can never know, unless it is experienced through the consequences based upon our own determination.
- The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-11
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account [for My sake].
- Acts 1:3
“After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.”
- Matthew 5:13-14
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”