Tag Archives: Mysticism

Enlightening Talks: Mark Passio – De-Mystifying The Occult

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Mark Passio, the no-nonsense teacher of “Street-Wise” Spirituality, will take his guests on a journey of exploration, examining the world of The Occult and its symbols.

What, exactly, IS The Occult?
Why should YOU know about it?
What kind of knowledge comprises The Occult?
Who possesses such knowledge, and how do they use it?
How is Occultism different from Mysticism?
What can the secret language of Symbolism communicate?
How is Symbolism being used in our everyday lives?

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Wisdom Books: Theosophy – A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom by Alvin Boyd Kuhn

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This work deals with the great renaissance of ancient Oriental Esotericism in the Western world in modern times. This book is an attempt to present a unified picture of the Theosophic movement in its larger aspects. Contents: Theosophy, An Ancient Tradition; The American Background of Theosophy; Helena P. Blavatsky: Her Life and Psychic Career; From Spiritualism to Theosophy; Isis Unveiled; The Mahatmas and Their Letters; Storm, Wreck, and Rebuilding; The Secret Doctrine; Evolution, Rebirth, and Karma; Esoteric Wisdom and Physical Science; Theosophy in Ethical Practice; Later Theosophical History; Some Facts and Figures; Bibliography.

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Wisdom Books: Wisdom of the Knowing Ones by Manly P. Hall

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This work examines the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachings of Plato, Valentinus, Basilden, Bardaisan, and others; the spiritual glory of ancient Alexandria; and the Gnostic essence of the Christian message. The early Church attacked Gnosticism vigorously and relentlessly, recognizing these mystical philosophers as being the most formidable adversaries to the temporal power of Christian theology.

Illustrated with reproductions of Gnostic artifacts.

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Wisdom Books: The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception by Max Heindel

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The evolution of man and the universe in correlation to science and Christian mysticism is presented here in Max Heindel’s magnum opus. A reference work in mysticism practice and occult study, Cosmo Conception provides the fundamentals of Esoteric Christianity from a Rosicrucian perspective.

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Enlightening Documentaries: The Great Work (5 – The Quintessence)

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Initiation Five: The Quintessence

The mysterious fifth element is the force that binds and animates matter, and at the same time,keeps the elements separate from one another. When the fifth element withdraws from a living form, it immediately begins to disintegrate back into its components.

The Quintessence also symbolizes an emergent property – a rare state of consciousness not accessible under normal conditions. One that is the result of an integration of the four bodies, body, mind and emotions aligned under will, and then a synthesis of the integrated mortal self with the Higher Self, the Universal Mind.

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