Trans • mutation: the change of one element into another.
sexual magic is intensified sexual transmutation. Through Sexual Alchemy, the alchemist absorbs, transmutes and sublimates the totality of the sexual energy-matter. The rich and abundant sexual hormones inundate the circulatory system of the blood and reach the different glands of internal secretion, stimulating and inciting our endocrine system to work intensely. Thus, with intensified sexual transmutation, the endocrine glands are super-stimulated, naturally producing a greater number of hormones that animate and modify the entire fluid nervous system.
As the planets of our solar system revolve harmoniously around the Sun, likewise the different glands of our internal secretion harmoniously revolve throughout our blood. This is how our glands hormonally and harmoniously stimulate and incite our metabolism to work intensely.
Endocrinology, studied through Alchemy, enters into the field of psychology and astrology. When the endocrine glands are super-stimulated, they naturally produce a greater number of hormones that animate the metallic (hormonal) planets of Alchemy within us.
If we see the order of the planets in a clear and Alchemical manner, we can then draw a perfect schematic diagram.
Observe carefully. Observe the order of the planets to try to understand what the work of Sexual Alchemy actually is. Above we see Saturn, and below we see the Moon.
Let us now establish an Alchemical order of the planets: above the Moon is Mercury; a little above that is Venus; then the king of the sky, the Sun; Mars, the planet of war is further up; then we continue with Jupiter, and immediately after that, as I have already stated, is the most elevated planet, Saturn.
If we carefully observe the order of the planets, we can see that the Sun is in the center. The Sun is the one that gives life to all of the planets of the solar system.
One can achieve marvelous transformations through Sexual Alchemy. As we study Alchemy, it is necessary to know that these planets have their exponents in our own seminal system and within our own physical organism here and now.
Within us, through Sexual Alchemy, Saturn, the Ancient of the heavens, converts itself into the Moon. Why? Because the two extremes mutually correspond to each other.
Through Sexual Alchemy, Jupiter, which represents our innermost Being, is transformed into Mercury (of the secret philosophy). For one to see his own Mercury before the mirror of Alchemy, is precisely the most interesting part of this great astrological, psychological, and endocrine work.
According to the great sages, this is when our own particular psychological Saint Thomas (which each person carries within) becomes confused and bewildered.
Therefore, Jupiter transformed into Mercury is something extraordinary. It is then that the Astral Body splendidly bursts forth, producing a magnificent change in our psyche.
Mars should be converted into Venus. That belligerent and terrible Mars that warrior and fighter that each of us carries within our depths should be transformed into the Venus of love.
Finally, it is the Sun that remains at the center, giving life to our entire inner psychic constitution. Therefore, those metallic planets are also found within our own metallic chaos. This metallic chaos is our seminal system, the Ens Seminis (entity of the semen).
It is astonishing indeed that venerable old Saturn is transformed and converted into a child of captivating beauty. This child has to be born within us. As the psychiatrists state, each person in his old age becomes a child, is converted into a child.
It is extraordinary that through Sexual Alchemy, thundering Jupiter, whose wife is Hera, the symbolic Sacred Cow, Devi Kundalini Shakti, the very essence of our sexual matter, is converted into the Mercury of the secret philosophy, into that Mercury that we come to see through the extraordinary mirror of Alchemy.
The great masters of Alchemy have stated:
Blessed be God, who has created Mercury, because without it,
the great work would not be possible for the Alchemists.
Mercury indeed astonishes us. Mercury is derived from the sexual hormonal transmutations, the transformations of the sacred sperm. Mercury is the outcome of sexual magic. It is like the vapor that rises from the will, like the cloud that rises from the metallic chaos.
This Mercury, however, possesses a sublime, ineffable type of intelligence. Indeed, this is how the lead of our personality can be transformed into that magnificent spiritual gold. Mercury can also be shown through our face. Mercury can be seen through the mirror of Alchemy.
If we think of Mars, the warrior, the Lord of Iron, if we think of those bellicose forces that we carry within our interior, if we think of those hard and terrible forces, we cannot but be astonished to see how, through Sexual Alchemy, they are transformed into the Lord of Love. This is how the Lord of Love is born in us.
This invites us to meditate on how the venerable Ancient of the Centuries converts himself into the child of affection that moves himself within the temples of the Universal White Fraternity.
The Alchemist is bewildered, amazed, when thundering Jupiter, this ineffable Third Logos, this Arch-hierophant and Arch-magician of which the famous Spanish writer Mr. Mario Roso de Luna speaks, is transformed into the Mercury of occult philosophy, into the God of Eloquence.
The Mercury of occult philosophy is transformed into that lucid form of Cagliostro or into the portentous form of St. Germain, or simply, into the apotheosis of our psyche during magnificent ecstasy. Indeed, this cannot but astonish us.
I, Samael Aun Weor, have been able to see my own Mercury reflected through the mirror of Alchemy. I give testimony of what I have seen, and indeed it is grandiose.
Mercury is not only the outcome of the transformations of the sperm into energy, and Mercury is not only the agent through which we are able to convert lead into gold. The last words about Mercury have not yet been said. The explanation about Mercury is complete when we state that this Mercury is more than a pure metallic agent capable of bringing about transmutations. There is something else in that Mercury, in that God of Eloquence, in that living genie who shines in the Astral Body of the Alchemist. Mercury, indeed, is the very Logos converted or transformed through sexual magic into the Son of Man.
Mercury is not, therefore, a mere gross substance, or merely metallic. It is not only that sacred material spoken of by Sendivogius, Raymond Lully, Nicholas Flamel, Paracelsus, Eltrevisano, etc., but Mercury is something more. Mercury is thundering Jupiter converted into a manifested genie, thundering Jupiter converted into the metallic planet of Mercury.
Metallically speaking, we can state that it is this status converted into that beautiful and perfect creature that wanders in the temples, among the Elder Friends of humanity.
It amazes us greatly, beloved reader, how Sexual Alchemy produces in us the permutations of the metallic planets, the transformations of the planets one into the other, the radical change that gives birth to a new transcendental psychological creature.
How can it be or in what manner can we cause these metallic permutations within ourselves? Obviously, without the sacred fire of Alchemy, without sexual magic, it would become impossible for us to make changes of this type.
As you are now realizing, dear reader, we are, through Sexual Alchemy, seeking to convert ourselves into something psychologically different, to become someone psycho-physiologically distinct. We attain it through the transmutation of the diverse chemical substances that are combined within our organism and are related with the diverse biomechanical or physiological functions of our endocrine glands. If so many catalytic and metabolic phenomena exist, if sugar can be transformed into alcohol, undoubtedly diverse Alchemical permutations can also exist. Indeed, these Alchemical permutations, through unending combinations, convert us into almighty, divine, and ineffable Beings. Obviously, the Sahaja Maithuna, sexual magic, is the living foundation of this Great Work.Excerpted from the lecture The Seven Planets of Alchemy