Posts Categorized: Esoteric Christianity

THE OCTAVE OF INITIATION: THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT ACCORDING TO WESTERN MYTH AND SCRIPTURE

Posted by & filed under enlightenment, Esoteric Christianity, Greek Myths, holy octave, Kabbalah, meaning of Bible, octave of Initiation, sacred octave, symbols meaning.

TweetShare Sacred Western stories are full of fabulous diversity when read externally – Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Patriarchs, Saints, Miracles, Prophets, etc. But when read internally they all tell the same story – how to return ‘home’ to the Divine. In fact, The Bible, Qur’an, and Greek Myths can be read as ‘How To’ Manuals…
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BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Posted by & filed under Beatitudes, blessed are the poor in spirit, Esoteric, Esoteric Christianity, Is there a God, Meaning of Religious Symbols, what does Bible mean.

TweetShare To be ‘poor in spirit’ means to be finally ‘empty’ of absurd illusions, to have achieved a Socrates-like humility and to recognize that we know nothing – for only God is wise. The ‘poor in spirit’ acknowledge their spiritual neediness.  Such people are ‘blessed’ because there is room now for Christ to enter their…
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PETER AND JUDAS – A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Posted by & filed under Esoteric Christianity, Jesus and Satan, Judas Iscariot, Judas' Kiss, Last Supper, Peter denies Christ, religious symbols, St. Peter, symbols meaning, where in the Bible.

TweetShare  “Contrary to his reputation as a treacherous sinner, Judas is the apostle with the highest understanding of Christ’s mission.” When Passover came, Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Seder. While they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will deliver me up.” (The Greek phrase is usually translated “will betray…
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THE WOMAN WITH THE ALABASTER JAR

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TweetShare In Luke’s gospel a Pharisee invites Jesus to dinner. Luke uses the word “Pharisee” to represent narrow-minded religious bigots who have lost sight of the inner spiritual meaning of religious rules and customs, and perform religious obligations simply as a way to enhance their own ego. The word also applies to that place in…
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THE UNCREATED WILDERNESS OF BLISS

Posted by & filed under Aum, Christ Consciousness, Divine Mother, Esoteric Christianity, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, is Jesus God?, meaning of life, Richard Holmes, Second Coming.

TweetShare A GUEST BLOG from RICHARD HOLMES: We all start off as a tiny micro-atom within that great uncreated wilderness of bliss, the ”Infinite Absolute”, the super-conscious mind of God. Then, as if at the behest of a Divine whim, we make the transition from the uncreated to the created, from the formless into form…
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THE FREEMASONS AND THE TEMPLE

Posted by & filed under Alchemy, Ark of Covenant, CHiram Abiff, Esoteric Christianity, Freemasonry, Freemasons, Hiram, Kabbalah, Shechinah, Solomon, The Temple, What is the Bible about, where in the Bible.

TweetShare To help build his Temple, Solomon called upon the services of two special people, both of whom were named Hiram. The story of this triad of Temple Builders would later provide a basis for the Freemason tradition. First, there was King Hiram of Tyre, who “had always been a friend of David.” Solomon knew…
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THE INNER UNITY OF THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS

Posted by & filed under Esoteric Christianity, Father Son Holy Ghost, is Jesus God?, Islam Religion of Peace, Judaism Christianity Islam, Kabbalah, Mercy Father, Moses, Muhammad, Paraclete, What is Bible about, What is Islam.

Tweet Share The three western monotheistic religions can be seen as three different versions of the same religion. All three worship the same God. All three teach their followers the importance of faith, love, and moral rules of living.  The major difference is that each one emphasizes a different aspect.  Judaism, the first proponent of…
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BLESSED ARE THE MEEK

Posted by & filed under Beatitudes, Blessed are the Meek, Christ, Esoteric Christianity, is Jesus God?, meaning of life, sacred marriage, What is Spirituality, where in the Bible.

Tweet Share “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” The Greek word that has been translated here as ‘meek’ actually signifies a state of consciousness in which our stormy negative thoughts and emotions, such as anger and malice, have been brought under control. Contrary to the usual connotations of meekness, Jesus is…
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Esoteric, Progressive, and Evolutionary Christianity?

Posted by & filed under Alice Bailey, Carol Parrish, Christian Mystery, Esoteric Christianity, Evolutionary Christianity, Michael Dowd, Mystical Christianity, Progressive Christianity, Rudolf Steiner, Sancta Sophia.

by Rev. Dr. Susan Hamilton, Dean of Sancta Sophia Seminary What are these forms of Christianity and do they have anything in common? Those of us who have studied at Sancta Sophia Seminary know that Esoteric Christianity (sometimes called Mystical Christianity) focuses on our deep inward connection with the Divine, the Holy, or God by…
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