Apocalypse: Lifting of the Veil
The word apocalypse is from the Greek: apokálypsis, translated as “disclosure” or “lifting of the veil”. Although apocalypse is often associated with disaster and chaos, the word means revelation- the revealing of a divine truth.
Book of Revelation
The book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Christian Bible is a work related to the end times. The author of this book John of Patmos, was an apostle of Christ wo fled to the Greek island of Patmos to escape persecution. Revelation 1:9 states: “I, John, both your brother and companion in tribulation … was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
The Aquarian Message
Samael Aun Weor unveils the esoteric meaning of the book of Revelation in The Aquarian Message. An esoteric understanding is the application of an outer process, symbol, or myth to an internal, psychological and spiritual work. The esoteric significants of the book of Revelation and the apocalypse is our own internal apocalypse. This is a disaster for the ego, and a revelation of light for the soul.
“We have studied the verses of the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) in the superior worlds. We give the results of our investigations in this book. Much has been said and written about the Apocalypse. However, only intellectual speculations have been made and the words of various authorities have been repeated. The present work is the result of tremendous esoteric investigations that were patiently performed by us in the superior worlds.
We have found the Apocalypse to be divided into three parts: the first we have entitled ‘The Son of Man’, the second ‘The Sealed Book’, and the third ‘The New Jerusalem’.
The first part teaches the path of the razor’s edge.
The second is related with the times of the end.
The third tells us of the future Earth.
This is a book of practical Christification. This is a book of transcendental esotericism, and it is absolutely practical.”
–Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
The Son of Man: Path of the Razor’s Edge
The path of the razor’s edge is the initiatic path taught by Jesus Christ through his life and teachings, and summarized in his words: “Deny yourself, take up the cross, and follow me.“
The Sealed Book: Times of the End
These end times are related with the Age of Iron that we are in, a time of increased darkness as the world prepares to enter into a new phase of light. The ego will not survive the destruction of the world. In order to be liberated and not destroyed by the times of the end we must eliminate the ego from our interior.
The New Jerusalem: A Future Earth
The Earth is in a period of transformation, and after the process is complete a new Earth will be born. The Earth is our own human organism, as well as the planet on which we live. Dying voluntarily to our own dark nature of anger, greed, selfishness, and ignorance, will allow a beautiful rebirth of our illuminated soul.
In times as chaotic as these, with a world out of balance, let us remember the necessity of “lifting of the veil” within our psychology. The shadow of our world, and ourselves, is being revealed. The light can shine beautifully in the darkness when we are not afraid to see our own inner egoic darkness and have the courage, faith, and hope to liberate the light of the inner Being.