Lecture 25 — Are We All Puppets of the Ego?
The Elimination of Satan's Tail by Samael Aun Weor Meditation and Liberation from Suffering The beginning of suffering is symbolized in the Bible by the story of Adam and Eve, who represent all the men and women of ancient times, and who lived in “Eden,” a Hebrew word that literally means “bliss, ecstasy.” Tempted by the “serpent,” they ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and were cast out of Eden. The serpent was also cursed and fell into disgrace, thus forming the “tail of Satan,” a symbol of degeneration, and the opposite of that famous healing serpent of Moses, also called “kundalini.” Since that time, humanity has been suffering in the wilderness, longing to find a way back to the happiness we once knew… more
Podcast: 1 Hour, 3 Minutes, MP3 Format, Free Download Gathered around the TV set was the entire family. As the wrestlers were being slammed onto the floor and bounced off the ropes, you could see the body language of each person in the room. They were twisting and squirming and really feeling the blows. Perhaps you have seen this yourself when someone gets so emotionally involved in the program, that they “feel” the action. When you watch a “chick flick,” don't you eventually want to actually cry? Movie makers really know how to “press our buttons” or “pull our strings.” How about when someone insults you? Don't you feel anger or rage at them? Do you find yourself thinking about that insult all day long? Perhaps in your imagination you think about how to hurt that individual, in retaliation. You want to “get back” at them. These are all examples of Egos in action. This is what Samael Aun Weor, the founder of Gnostic Anthropology calls the worst enemy of man. The Ego is not just one, but many. In fact the Ego is legion. It is said that the human mind has 49 levels or compartments. Within each one of these compartments are many more Egos. We are “haunted” by these Egos. The Egos “push us” to do terrible things. This is the cause of all wars on Earth. In this Podcast Mr. E. Jim G. Ross explains that the Ego has a limit. It can only grow to a certain level and then something has to happen. What happens when the Ego is so strong that it takes total control of an individual?
The Gnostics say we have many lives. So what happens if you murder someone? In the next, or subsequent life, you will have a stronger urge to kill someone again. Each time you have a new life, your urge to kill will grow stronger and stronger. You may not even understand why you have that urge to kill, but it is there non-the-less. This explains the psychology of serial killers. Can a serial killer repent? Is it possible for someone with lots of Ego to reverse the process? The real question is: How do we eliminate, or cause our Egos to die? Mr. Ross explains that there are actually three kinds of death. The first death is the annihilation of the Ego systematically. This needs a lot of explanation and is the main subject of this podcast. The second death is what is talked about in the Bible; and is a very horrible and painful process. The third death is, of course, physical death. For a complete examination of the true psychology of man, I invite you to listen to this podcast. Richard Roocroft July 2012