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Quetzalcoatl is not a myth. Unquestionably Quetzalcoatl is the great Word, the Platonic Logos, the Demiurge Architect of the Universe, the Creator. When we study Quetzalcoatl, we then discover that within it there exists the same cosmic drama of Yeshua Ben Pandira (Jesus Christ). Quetzalcoatl carrying his cross on his shoulders reminds us precisely of the martyr of Calvary. Thus, indeed, Quetzalcoatl is the Logos; he is what is, what was, and what will always be; he is the life that palpitates within every sun. So, before the universe came into existence, Quetzalcoatl already existed. It would be impossible to accept, in any sense, a mechanism without a mechanic, as the materialist anthropologists believe. We must never stop comprehending that behind any mechanism there must always exist intelligent principles. Quetzalcoatl is the Multiple Perfect Unity, the Cosmic Christ. Thus, we must not only study Quetzalcoatl from the literal point of view, but rather we must analyze him judiciously in light of the most diverse theologies. Quetzalcoatl, as fire that inhabits within every universal nucleus, expresses itself in everything that is, that has been, and that shall be. Therefore, the Quetzalcoatls, the Deukalions, the Hermes Trismegistus, the Buddhas, can never be comprehended without previously having known the Christic mysteries. Indeed, beyond a doubt, Quetzalcoatl is a seed of remote places... a force of unknowable destinies for this present humanity; it is the “living germ of the Super-man.”- Samael Aun Weor

The Story of Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl was born of the virgin Chinmalman in the Toltec city of Tollan. The God Above Gods known as “The Morning” descended and breathed upon her, and she conceived. She died when giving birth, and went to the heaven of heroes who died in battle and women who died in childbirth.

Her son was born able to speak and was filled with knowledge and wisdom. He was fair skinned and when grown had a white beard. He became the priest-king of Tollan and brought the nation great prosperity and peace. He taught his people all the arts, music, and dance; he established the priesthood and created the Aztec calendar; he reformed the religious practices and outlawed human sacrifice; he domesticated animals, discovered maize, and more.

His temple-palace was of four sections: the East was golden; the South was white with shells and pearls; the West, blue of turquoise and jade; and the North, red of bloodstone. A giant river that flowed through Tollan passed directly under this palace so that Quetzalcoatl could descend every night to bathe in its pure waters.

After a lifetime work for his people, the time came for his predestined fall and he did not evade it.

The reforms that he had brought had made him many enemies. Those who practiced human sacrifices plotted to do away with Quetzalcoatl. But they knew that if they killed him he would gain more followers so they planned to discredit him.

To his palace came a young magician named Tezcatlipoca carrying a mirror wrapped in rabbit skin (the animal who is seen in the Moon). He said to the palace servants, “Tell your master I am here to show him his own flesh.”

When Quetzalcoatl received him, the youth uncovered the mirror and said, “Look upon yourself! See yourself as you are seen!”

When Quetzalcoatl saw his aged and sore-ridden face, he was appalled and wondered how any could see him without shock.

Tezcatlipoca had brought a potion made from the agave plant by the goddess Mayahuel (the alcoholic drink pulque); he offered it the aged king and said it would make him young again, but Quetzalcoatl claimed he was ill and would not drink it. But Tezcatlipoca pressed him merely to taste it with the tip of his finger; he did so, and was overcome. He took the bowl and drank and became drunk. He then called for his sister Quetzalpetlatl who also drank of the potion and was overcome. The two then sank together in a fit of drunken passion, and Quetzalcoatl fell into disgrace.

At dawn, the humiliated king said, “I have sinned. I am not fit to rule.” He burned his palace, buried his treasures in the earth, and left.

"And so greatly did (the Toltecs) believe in their priest Quetzalcoatl, and so greatly obedient and given to the things of their God, and so fearful of God, all believed in Quetzalcoatl when he left Tula... And so much did they trust Quetzalcoatl that they went with him; they entrusted upon him their wives, their children, their sick ones. They stood up, they set off, the old men, the old women, no one ceased to obey; all set off." - Chimalpopoca Codex

After awhile, he stopped to rest and looked back at the City of the Sun, Tollan, and he wept. His tears went into the rock, and he left there an imprint of his sitting and his palms.

In his journeys, he had many adventures and misfortunes. Most notably, he made an arrow of a pochotl tree and fired it into another pochotl tree, forming the sign of Quetzalcoatl: a cross.

Thus he passed though the land leaving many signs and marks behind him until he arrived at the place where the land, sky, and water come together. He then sailed away on a raft of serpents. In another version of the story he cast himself into a funeral pyre; from the burning body his heart escaped, and after four days he reappeared as the Morning Star.

From then it was said that he would return from the East with a fair-faced retinue to resume his reign, restoring Tollan to its lost glory. - Editor's Introduction, Aztec Christic Magic