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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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True Happiness Emerges from Spiritual Progress

One of the most elusive things that everyone wants to have, is happiness. Many believe that happiness is the result of having a good job, good family, social status, friends, travels, acquisition of things etc., only to discover that even with all of that, they are not as happy as they thought they would be. Often time, people confuse temporary contentment or pleasure with happiness, or create an idea of happiness that is not always accurate. To be temporary content in life is one thing, to
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Betrayals on the Christic Path and the Purging of the Three Traitors

As it has already been said before, the Path to complete awakening and liberation consists of  three stages, also known as the Three Mountains, and each of these mountains has eight initations. It is on the Second Mountain that the initiate goes through, in a symbolical form and in the internal worlds, the large milestones in the life of the Christ, because inner Christ as a major part of the inner Being occupies the central role on that mountain. The above mentioned  milestones are events
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Advice from Master Kuthumi to the Aspirants for the Path

In his book The Masters and the Path, a Theosophist Charles W. Leadbetter has included an interesting and important message from master Kuthumi in regards to walking on the Path to awakening. This master is known in the esoteric circles as one of the most prominent masters of the non-physical organization called the Brotherhood of Light, and who together with all other masters of that organization works on the spiritual evolution of humankind.
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Seriousness in the Work

It is useful in our inner work to occasionally step back and reflect on how we are doing, to see if we are still moving in a proper and optimal way towards the spiritual goals that we have set for ourselves. If this is not done, life could easily consume us, and we would go about our day believing that we are making progress, when in fact very little or no change at all is occurring within.
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The Probative Path of the Great Work

The knowledge of the Probative path and the Path proper has been shared by many esoteric authors, in different ways. However, what I am going to write in this article is a very practical and concise information that is originating in the Gnostic teachings. It is an experimental knowledge that doesn’t have to stay written in a text, but can be verified by everyone who aspires to reach a higher form of life. The Probative path of the Great Work relates to part of the Path that is important
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Remembering the Inner Work in Daily Life, from Moment to Moment

The inner work has to be done from day to day and from moment to moment, if we are to succeed with it. This type of work is not like a meditation that is done once or twice a day, and then in between that time simply being calm and trying to deal with situations of life in a peaceful way, no. It requires an active application of practices like self-remembrance and self-observation throughout the day, with the goal to break the mechanical nature of the subconscious mind, so that it doesn’t
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Gnosis and the Search for Answers about Life and Oneself

In this day and age, there are many people who are searching for answers about deeper things of life, and there is even more of those who would like to search for answers but are prevented from it by the feeling that it is a pointless undertaking, because they are of opinion that there is no objective way to do it. This can bring such souls to the point of desperation - feeling that there is something out there and yet don’t know of the ways by which they could arrive to the knowledge that
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What Makes Someone Ready For the Inner Work and the Path

When coming into contact with the Gnostic teachings, many people wonder if they are ready for such a form of spirituality. The description of the path and the promise of the lofty rewards that come from it surely sound inspiring, but a lot of folks question their own readiness for it, wondering if they have what it takes to walk upon such a path. Without a doubt, this spiritual path that leads to the final liberation requires a lot of dedication, seriousness and determination, because there
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A Psychological Condition of Mythomania in Spirituality

Mythomania in spirituality is one of the psychological obstacles that can emerge in people who are interested in spirituality, and even more so in those who become more dedicated. Its roots are in the ego states of pride and vanity, and is one of the psychological traps that a person interested in spirituality could face, others being things such as fanaticism, dogmatic thinking, and adopting a group mentality. According to dictionary, mythomania is “an excessive or abnormal propensity
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Do Not Allow Thieves and Wild Beasts to Enter and Dwell in Your House

In the universal language of symbols, house is a common representation of your body, or rather the interior of the body, your inner temple. This temple does not only refer to the biological interior of the body, but more to the non-physical parts of it, such as the consciousness, the five psychological centers (intellectual, emotional, sexual, motor and instinctual), the higher bodies (such as astral and mental), as well as other counterparts that some people may have more and others less,
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The Spiritual Work Takes Us Back to Simplicity and Inner Beauty

It is often said that simplicity is a virtue. It is one of the virtues of consciousness that shines through and becomes part of our life, as we eliminate the psychological defects that are the cause for complexities and problems. When we remove those things from our mind and heart, we inevitably become simpler. The type of simplicity that I am referring to here is not the one of those who live an average and simple lives, because these people, although to the outward world they seem
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The Complete Spiritual Awakening as the Highest Purpose of Life

A question that is often asked today is “what is the highest goal of spirituality”. The answer to this question most often heard would be that it is to achieve freedom, happiness, knowledge, as well as some other qualities. Many spiritual teachers of today would say that it is to know oneself and to be comfortable with oneself, so to go through life with joy. This question has been on the mind of many people, and it is understandable that, even though just the concept of freedom and
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Reflection on the Four Noble Truths in the Light of Gnosis

The Four Noble Truths is one of the most important teachings in Buddhism, and is taught to be given by the Buddha himself during his first sermon, after he reached enlightenment. These truths consists of four important statements that are necessary to know before embarking on the path to liberation. As the story goes, the Buddha reached enlightenment after spending some time in meditation under a Bodhi tree, where he was attacked by the darkest recesses of his subconscious mind – by the
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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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