The Threefold Life of Man, Jacob Böhme

The three principles of divine manifestation

The three principles of divine manifestation 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

Very dear friends:

It is with immense joy that I send you, friends, the present engraving entitled…


The Threefold Life of Man, Jacob Böhme

First of all, we must say that this engraving appears in a book entitled On the Threefold Life of Man According to the Mystery of the Divine Manifestation, which was written in 1620 by the German mystic Jacob Böhme (1575-1624) and was published in Amsterdam in 1682.

Some intentionally enlarged letters show us the phrase “REY PRINCIPIA”. This phrase alludes to the blessed THEOMEGALOGOS, the ALMIGHTY ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, as he is called by the Freemason Brothers. He is the INTELLIGENCE OF INTELLIGENCES, THE OMNISCIENCE OF OMNISCIENCES, THE OMNIPOTENCE OF ALL OMNIPOTENCES, He who has been, is, and will forever be, IMMUTABLE and ETERNAL. This architect puts his forces into action at the beginning of each COSMIC MAHA-MANVANTARA in order to recreate himself in the mirror of creation.

First of all, we must point out that the force of the THEOMEGALOGOS is constituted by the Hebrew IOD-HEVE, the masculine and feminine forces that unite and are indicated in our engraving by the various angels –Cherubims and Seraphim– that make up the SACRED WORD of the beginning of the manifestation. These angelic forces are within the holy ray of the Okidanokh, obedient to the orders that the latter dictates to them as the cosmoses, the universes, the galaxies, the solar systems, the worlds and the human races are born. For this reason, that host of Elohim —angelic entities— appears at the top of a great circle that is illuminated by innumerable rays of divine light.

In the very center of this circle we see the presence of a strong ray of light that points to the mission of attracting all angelic powers. This ray looks like an arrow descending and at its tip or end forms a descending triangle that, precisely, mixes with another ascending triangle. This is how the GIVER OF LIFE becomes the RECEIVER of that same life, but filled with the experience of coexistence with matter. This is how GOD nourishes Himself.

The main ray that we have already defined as forming a triangle is accompanied by two more. Here is the presence of THE THREE PRIMARY FORCES OF CREATION:  HOLY AFFIRMING, HOLY DENYING and HOLY CONCILIATING; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and in Hebrew language they would be KETHER, CHOKMAH and BINAH. That is the triad that is summed up in the perfect multiple unity.

It is good to point out, esteemed reader, that this descending triangle is completed by the other ascending triangle forming THE SEAL OF SOLOMON or STAR OF DAVID, symbol of the union of the human with the divine. Thus the divine is humanized and the human is divinized. That is the aim.

On that descending triangle we see the white dove of the Holy Spirit shining. Let us remember that the Holy Spirit is the holy conciliating, the bearer and prolocutor  of the other two original powers —namely: Kether and Chokmah─. In this way we are shown that the Holy Spirit is the great announcer, for let us remember that he is the spouse of our inner Divine Mother, our PARTICULAR PRAKRITI who is also to be fecundated by THE THIRD LOGOS ─Shiva─.

It is also worth noting that at the bottom of this large circle we observe a smaller one that allegorizes the creative activity of the Theomegalogos. For this reason, we observe whirlwinds of igneous forces being expelled like the rays of a superactive sun. That is the gigantic work of the Okidanokh, the electric whirlpool of which our Patriarch, V.M. Samael Aun Weor, speaks to us. Such a swirl of light is surrounded by stars that point to the thousands of Monads that come into manifestation seeking their own Intimate Self-Realization.

Apart from the two circles we have described, we see a third that harbors in its bosom nefarious, malignant, or sinister creatures. This is the sphere that cosmogenesis defines as the TRITOCOSMOS, the Christian hells, the Roman avernus or avitchi of the Hindustanis. In all, dear friends, we could speak of three cosmoses shown here, namely: THE SUPERIOR COSMOS ─angelic─, THE INTERMEDIATE COSMOS ─ the worlds, the races, the solar systems, etc., etc. ─ and the INFERIOR COSMOS ─ home of the failed Monads which, after having lost the THREE THOUSAND CYCLES OF COSMIC MANIFESTATION, enter into the submerged INVOLUTION.

We conclude our description by observing that from bottom to the top three beams of light also ascend and join the three igneous rays that descended at the beginning of the description of our engraving. This tells us that these six rays illustrate to us the six radiations of the Solomonic Star and informs us that all creation will one day return to the original starting point…..

I now give you a few sentences for your reflection:

“God finds Himself by creating.”
Rabindranath Tagore

“If we are created in the image of God, we must be creators.”
Carmen Silva

“One cannot create anything that is not already inside of oneself.”
Bernard Shaw

“The hand that gives, however ugly, is sure to be praised.”

“The difficulties increase as one approaches the end.”

─‘My soul doth magnify the Lord’─.