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The Force of Entropy (and how to Overcome it)

The force of entropy, or the law of entropy, is a universal law that is related to the dissipation of energy. In science, this is known as the second law of thermodynamics. Unlike the first law of thermodynamics that states how the Universe contains and preserves its force, the second law of thermodynamics says how that force is gradually lost. This law of entropy affects everything, all aspects of existence. Every building up of force will eventually result in its dissipation, unless
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Journeying Eternity as a Liberated Soul (Ancient Egyptian Depiction)

One of the funerary texts that is part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead is a book called the Book of Traversing Eternity, which describes what happens to a person who incarnates their Divine Being while still alive. In Ancient Egypt, when someone reached a high spiritual level by incarnating various parts of their inner Being, they would often add “Osiris” or “Horus” to their name, which is a spiritual title rather than the eternal name of the Being that we become aware of once we reach the
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The Gnostic Mystery of Lucifer and its Esoteric Meaning

A lot has been spoken about Lucifer, a lot of fear has been conjured up by the name that has been associated with the anthropomorphic Satan throughout the Christian history. Outside the esoteric circles, very little or nothing is known about the true meaning and purpose of the aspect that is so relevant for the self-realization of the Being.
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The Role of Doubt in Spiritual Development

Doubt has its role both in the mundane and spiritual life. Regardless of its source, it is there to steer us away from a danger, to make us question, or to create an opportunity so that we can learn more about ourselves. In the spiritual work, many students are often assailed by doubt, making them question if the spiritual path is the right for them, and if the esoteric topics one learns are true. As today’s upbringing and education often have very little to do with discovering one’s true
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Liberation from the Laws of Nature as the Goal of the Great Work

The Great Work, referred to as the Magnum Opus by the medieval alchemists, is that which has the ability to transform a human being by inward purging of all that is heavy and low, and by creating the garments of the Spirit, so that within remains that which is true and to, also within, merge with its divine source. A work of such magnitude must have many goals, not just one, but the main ones would be related to things such as knowledge, freedom, peace, happiness etc., all of which could
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The Importance of Not giving up when Failing

The transformation from an intellectual animal into a true human being, and from a true human being into a divine being, is not easy. Nonetheless, it is achievable. On the Path to Liberation, there are always obstacles that prevent us from reaching the next stage in our work, and sometimes these obstacles make us fail. Failing in the work means giving in to the animalistic side of our nature, feeding it through identification with it and actions that we take, but also it means neglecting
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A Journey through the Four States of Consciousness

The goal of the spiritual work is to climb up the ladder of the Being, to reach higher and higher stages of the Path that can take one to the incarnation of all the parts of the inner Being. The consciousness that we have is the key factor in achieving that goal, because upon its transformation depends our movement forward. By performing the inner work, we go through esoteric initiations of the Path by which our consciousness is truly changed and expanded, and like this we journey through
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Can we Discover on our Own What we Need for Enlightenment?

A phrase “all spiritual roads, traditions and religions lead to enlightenment” is something that’s been widely used in recent times. It goes hand in hand with a belief that” if you start becoming interested in spirituality, eventually you will work out what is needed to progress”. The word ‘enlightenment’, however, is something that’s been used in a variety of ways, and many people would say that they have become enlightened. Today it is not uncommon for someone who watched 10,20 or 30
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The Inner Work Includes Working on Good Egos too, not just on Bad Ones

When we do a deep form of the inner work, with a goal to reach a complete dissolution of the ego, we find ourselves involved in a continuous self-observation, observing the five psychological centers from moment to moment. By so doing, we discover that our psychological world comprises many things; we see the subtlety of thoughts, emotions and sensations. We also see the structure material of our mind, different energies that fuel the physical and non-physical bodies, and the jewel of
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Reflection on the Super-Efforts in the Spiritual Work

For the spiritual work to succeed, appropriate steps need to be taken. We all start from wherever we stand, and move from there towards complete inner purification and transformation. The more we progress on the Path, the more it is expected of us. In other words, we may start the spiritual work slowly, gradually feeling out the new spiritual environment in which we are immersing ourselves, but with every stage we reach we will need to increase our efforts if we are to reach a higher stage.
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Self-Realization: The Ticket to the Fullness of Infinity

When dealing with the topic of self-realization, of bringing forth a latent potential that is hidden within a human being, it is very useful to research about it to the best of our abilities. This is done in the most substantial way by searching for the information within oneself, through contemplation, prayer, meditation, and other forms that can allow for such knowledge to be revealed to us by our inner Being, at least in glimpses until direct experience of it arrives.
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What Role being Hermetically Sealed has in our Development

In the Gnostic teachings, a great emphasis is placed on having the five psychological centers balanced and not allowing the escape of the psychic energy. The latter is the overall energy of the physical and the spiritual bodies which the consciousness uses to achieve the inner transformation, its own permanent awakening. In one of his primary works, Samael Aun Weor has written the following regarding this topic
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Incorporating Spiritual Work into Daily Life, Or the Other Way Around?

There are many different approaches to the spiritual work; some folks take it up full-on, some others with reserve, others yet try to do their best, some approach it as a hobby, etc. The way we take it up depends on several factors, such as where we are in the work, what virtues and faculties we possess, what our Being wants etc., and therefore we cannot criticize others because of that; we can however criticize ourselves if we find that we are willing to do the inner work correctly though
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The River of Life and the Stream of Being

“Going with the flow” is a phrase that is used quite often, in many ways. To go “with the flow” means to go with the current that is already set in motion; often time this refers to an easier path than the one that goes against the flow. In spirituality, we can hear this phrase often as well, for example in Taoism everything comes down to being in line with the divine plan, or divine consciousness – the Tao, which encompasses everything and is “sufficient unto itself”, and some people use
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The Noble Eightfold Path in the Light of Gnosis

Some of the most important teachings of the Buddha are the ones about the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. Some time ago I wrote an article regarding the Four Noble Truths from the Gnostic perspective, which aimed to elaborate upon an exquisite teaching of the Buddha regarding the nature of suffering, how the suffering has to be overcome if one is to reach true awakening, and how those four truths are tightly related to the Path of Initiations. Those Truths are: – there is
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