Why is it necessary for the initiate to master the dog?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
XOLOTL, the shadow or double of the MEXICAN CHRIST, QUETZALCOATL, plunging from the empyrean to our own atomic infernos, is truly extraordinary and marvelous.
XOLOTL means dog as well as twin. We may also remember in this chapter that Father Sahagun states that the dog is the symbol of the fire of celestial origin.
The sexual fire, the dog, the erotic instinct, the Nahua Lucifer, is that extraordinary and marvelous agent that can transform us radically.
The dog guides the Knight, leading him through the narrow path from darkness to light, from death to immortality.
Xolotl-Cerberus with its terror-striking barks, three flat- nosed snouts, and its neck covered with snakes, frightens all defuncts. It is indispensable to drive it out of the abode of Pluto.
XOLOTL-CERBERUS, the TRICIPITAL, pulls securely his master by the leash throughout the rocky path that leads to final liberation.
XOLOTL-LUCIFER is the archetype of the chaste penitent; having become an anchorite, he sheds light in darkness and explains the Christic esotericism.
Being in possession of those remains that he will resurrect, XOLOTL-LUCIFER indicates to us the necessity of dying in order to be.
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: Aztec Christic Magic.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The dog is a superior animal, since like the elephant, the horse, the cat, the dolphin, they possess perceptions and sensations.
Let us see an aspect related to the integral development of the human being.
The dog symbolizes the sexual instinct. We must accept it as a guide to work on the transmutation of our creative energies to manufacture the Superior Existential Bodies of the Being, after working with the disintegration of our selves or psychological aggregates and the sacrifice for humanity.
This path is the opposite of ordinary everyday life, it is based on other principles and is subject to other Laws, this is its power and meaning. We have distanced ourselves from Divinity for many thousands of years, that is why it is now more difficult for us to return to our origin.
Daily life, everyday routine, in all its pleasant, pleasant aspects, leads us to the infernal worlds and the second death, and cannot lead us anywhere else.
This job is not easy because:
"Narrow is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to the light and very few are those who find it." Bible, Reina Valera, 1960
"Of a thousand who find me, one follows me, of a thousand who follow me, one is mine." Jesus the Christ.
Only on the path is it possible to develop, based on tremendous intimate super-efforts in ourselves and within ourselves, all the terrible hidden possibilities of man.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 94, Chapter: "The Dog."