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A Revelation on Experiencing the Nature of the Absolute (from Hermetic Tradition)

The body of texts known as the Corpus Hermeticum is one of the most important compilation of Hermetic teachings. They are attributed to a spiritual teacher who among the Greeks was known as Hermes Trismegistus, and as god Thoth among the Egyptians. The texts were apparently written or rewritten in the first centuries AD, during the early Christian era, though because of the assumption that they are much older they were not destroyed like many other texts that came from that time.
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Working with the Elementals of Birds as a mean to Astral Projection

In a book called The Mystery of the Golden Blossom by Samael Aun Weor, there is a chapter dedicated to astral projection. Samael writes how he went to the astral plane and has contacted the spirit of Eliphas Levi, asking him for the key to astral projection that he could then deliver to humanity. Eliphas agreed, but before giving him the key, he told him to first bring him the answer regarding what is the most monstrous thing that exist on earth. Samael pondered and pondered over it, and
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Conscious Shocks in the Spiritual Work

In the Work, there is something known as the First and the Second conscious shocks. This term has become familiar in the West, in the context of the inner work, when an Armenian mystic and philosopher, Georg I. Gurdjieff, started mentioning it in his lectures and books. This philosopher has brought the knowledge of esoteric psychology and the multidimensional workings of the microcosm and macrocosm from his travels in Central Asia. The terms the first and the second conscious shocks refer
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Embracing your Shadow: The No-Struggle Approach to Spirituality

There is a popular philosophy that talks about embracing the dark side of one’s psychology, and integrating it with the conscious side. The dark side, in this line of thought, is usually those things that are not accepted forms of behavior; things such as jealousy, arrogance, malevolence, rage, as well as some other strong manifestations of egos that society deem inappropriate. Lighter form of egos, on the other hand, are not seen as a problem in this philosophy. In fact, they are
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Two Meditation Approaches by Rudolf Steiner

In many of his teachings, the founder of the Anthroposophic school, Rudolf Steiner, emphasized the need for meditation in order to develop a rich inner life that would eventually lead to the blossom of organs of perceptions with which one can study higher worlds. This Gnostic approach to study of the higher worlds and higher knowledge, Mr. Steiner, called the spiritual science. For the purposes of his research, he mostly taught some simple but effective concentration practices. In today’s
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Some Necessary Qualities for the Spiritual Path

In his book How to Know Higher Worlds, Rudolf Steiner has outlined some of the necessary qualities or requirements that are necessary to walk upon the spiritual path. Due to his enormous contribution to the esoteric corpus of knowledge, Steiner was one of the most prominent spiritual teacher of the 20th century. Although the path he talks about is not as elaborated as what we study in the teachings of Gnosis, the requirements he outlined can be applied here as well. These seven requirements are:
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