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What is Matrimony?

The word Matrimony comes from Latin matrem (nom. mater) "mother" + -monium, suffix signifying "action, state, condition." Thus matrimony means "a state or condition from which the Divine Mother can act." This indicates that matrimony has an important role in spiritual life.

Compare with the mystical Hebrew book of Kabbalah, The Zohar:

"The verse, "And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent" [Genesis 24:67], our masters have interpreted to mean that the Divine Presence came into Isaac's house along with Rebecca. According to the secret doctrine, the supernal Mother is together with the male only when the house is in readiness and at the time the male and female are conjoined. At such time blessings are showered forth by the supernal Mother upon them." - Zohar, Genesis 101b

The word matrimony can be analyzed in this way:

  • MA = Latin Mater (mother), Matter, Mary, the Divine Mother Kundalini, who abides in the Chakra Muladhara; she is the Primordial Substance HEVA, EVE, the female aspect of the Holy Spirit, “Shekinah” in sex. The syllable "Ma" is used for mother in cultures and languages all over the world.
  • Trimony = trinomial, the union of three: man, woman and the power of sex, which is the Holy Spirit, God, Binah, Shakti. Therefore, what God joined together let no man set asunder.

In Hebrew, the word נישואים Nishuaim means "marriage", and comes from a root that means “to elevate, to rise.” As The Zohar says,

""The divine Schekina never separates from one who by his pure life and faithful obedience observed the good law, or covenant. If it be asked, when does the holy Spirit or divine life manifest itself in a man? it is when the union we have just mentioned is effected. It is the true, the divine, marriage when they twain become one flesh." - Zohar

In Buddhism, in the Candamaharosana tantra the Divine Mother says:

He should make love to his own woman [wife],
Visualising her as my embodiment,
And uniting lotus and vajra [sexual organs] in consummation
I [the Divine Mother] will give him enlightenment.

In Tantric Buddhism, the development of the power of the Divine Mother (Tummo: "Fierce Woman") is realized through Karmamudra: the Action Seal, or sexual cooperation.

In Christianity, the first miracle of Jesus is the miracle at the wedding of Cana, and the virgin Mother attends to ensure the wine will be given.

""And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the [virgin] mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage." - John 2:1

The Zohar, one of the most important books of Kabbalah, repeatedly emphasizes the importance of marriage in religious elevation.

"Since all the females in the world are in the secret of the Shechinah [the Divine Feminine], the Shechinah rests upon whomever has a wife, but not upon him who does not. Therefore, Chizkiyahu resolved to be purified before her, and took upon himself to marry a wife. Then he "prayed to Hashem."

What Establishes a Marriage?

"...true marriage has nothing to do with the social or religious formulas of this barbaric humanity. The authentic marriage is performed when a couple unites in spirit, soul, and sex; the true marriage must be pure like a lotus flower." - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries

The complete explanation of the purpose and fulfillment of marriage can be found in The Perfect Matrimony (1950) by Samael Aun Weor.

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