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The Hymn of the Pearl: A Gnostic Story of Descent and Liberation

The Hymn of the Pearl is an early Gnostic-Christian text that is said to be written by the apostle Judas Thomas while in prison. The story recounts in a beautiful and symbolic way the descent of the soul, his entrapment in matter, and finally his liberation through achieving the purpose of the self-realization of the Being. In the story there is some deep esoteric symbolism, some more known while some known only to those who have been progressing on the path of initiations and thus seen in
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Can Spiritual Practice Help us to Have No Thoughts?

Having no thoughts, or having control over thoughts, is probably one of a larger reason why so many people decide to look into spiritual practices. The state of mind in average human is unfortunately very low, which means that it is polluted with thoughts of negativity, spite, anger, hatred, jealousy, envy, malice, violence, fear, depression...Sometimes people start to do some light form of inner work due to exhaustion with the negative thoughts and emotions, nevertheless in such lighter
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Feeling Lost on the Journey to the Being

There are times on our inner journey when we might feel lost, when we feel like we do not know which way to go. We might feel that spiritually we are lost, and that something important should take place in our lives that will put us back on track. And so we search for that something, without truly understanding what is taking place on our journey. In essence, everyone who has made contact with their Being through the inner work cannot be spiritually lost in the full sense of the word
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Signs of the Awakening of Kundalini and its Six Mystical States

The Kundalini energy is one of the essential parts of the spiritual awakening and the process that leads towards the Final Liberation, which is the liberation from the Wheel of Samsara and from the Universe. This energy rises up from the base of the spine in the Muladhara chakra and it goes up through the Sushumna channel in the spine until it reaches the Sahasrara chakra at the top of the head, opening the connection between the human being and their divine origin.
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The Dream Types and Dream Guidance in the Gnostic Work

In the Gnostic work, our dreams have enormous importance. The dreams that we have are not just a bunch of messy stuff that came from unprocessed departments of our subconscious mind, but they can also be a very valuable source of information that we can use in our spiritual unfoldment. In the West today it is generally believed that dreams are simply a product of brain activity, a subconscious mind processing information, and that there is not much value to them.
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Meditative Visualization: A Journey Through our Solar System

It is well known in the esoteric teachings that visualization is a powerful tool by which we can develop our inner senses positively, provided we combine it with other important practices for spiritual development. Through meditative visualization we can access various information, whether that be about remote locations, or more specific knowledge about objects, places, events etc. In the Gnostic teachings of Samael the power of visualization is emphasized a lot, and for a good reason.
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