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Max Heindel’s Science of Nutrition and Diet Plan

In his book The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, Max Heindel wrote a chapter about the science of nutrition, explaining in depth the correlation between good nutrition and ability to progress spirituality, as well as which food benefits spiritual development, and which type of food should be avoided to prevent fast decay of the body. The way he explained the science of nutrition in the context of spirituality is very rounded and profound, which is why I decided to summarize that part of the
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A Visualization Practice to Perceive what is Beyond our Universe

A number of years ago, on a retreat in Europe, we did an interesting practice of visualization. There are many exercises of visualization, which are often used to perceive clairvoyantly, for communication purposes, or simply to improve one’s ability to concentrate. The one we did on that retreat was to perceive what is out there beyond our Universe. While this practice can be done in any quiet environment, doing it in nature would be particularly suited, and the retreat leader even
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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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Communication with Spirit Guides

Being able to communicate with one’s own spirit guides can be very useful, particularly when we are aspiring to or are on the Path to awakening. It is explained that every person has their own spirit guide, and sometimes more than one. They may or may not be the same ones for the duration of one’s lifetime; it is apparently not uncommon that they would change at certain stages of life, possibly depending on life’s lessons that the person is going through.
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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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Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition: A Gateway To Higher Knowledge

Imagination, inspiration and intuition are all faculties or states related to that which is the highest within us - the Spirit. In several of his books, Samael Aun Weor has spoken about imagination, inspiration and intuition as something that goes together, or that is tied to one another when looking at it from the point of view of higher knowledge. From his explanation, we can deduct that the first degree of knowledge is imaginative (or clairvoyant) knowledge, but that this type of
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Not Questioning a Spiritual Authority Can Lead to Fanaticism and Failure

A psychological trait that can be found in every spiritual tradition is a tendency to accept the words of the spiritual authority of that tradition as being always right. Of course, not all followers of such authorities do that, but it seems that the majority does. In some traditions this problem is emphasized and encouraged to work upon, whereas in others not much (or at all) is spoken about it. Not being aware of this psychological trait, or not being willing to work upon it when
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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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Continuity of Purpose, Center of Gravity, and True Individuality

The continuity of purpose, permanent center of gravity, and true individuality are important topics to study and to comprehend, in order to advance in our inner work. Without the continuity of purpose, we won’t be able to achieve the goal of Self-realization; to achieve this goal it is essential to create the permanent center of gravity in the consciousness. The problem is that, unless the inner work is carried out, the center of gravity fluctuates between the personality and the egos,
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Fanaticism

Fanaticism is an unfortunate human condition that can emerge in various spheres of life. It is related to the subconscious defects of zeal, violence, pride and anger; it almost always clouds any light of objectivity of consciousness because of how strong those egos manifest at that moment, making the person believe that their view (and that of their group) is always the correct one. This last thing would not be so problematic would it not be accompanied by a strong emotion that can be
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Temporary and Permanent Awakening of Consciousness

In the inner work, we use our consciousness to perform exercises that will lead to its temporary and permanent awakening. The consciousness, also referred to as the essence, is our true self. It is the intrinsic awareness of life, the observer; that which experiences life, a divine spark that is trapped in the energies of the ego states, such as anger, pride, lust, greed, gluttony, fear etc. Most of our consciousness is trapped inside them, approximately 95% of it. This means that our
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The Importance of Sacrifice for Humanity

Helping others to advance spiritually is one of the most important aspects that allows our own advancement on the Path to Awakening. It is such a crucial aspect that if one does not have this as a fully integrated part of their life, their inner progress will be very limited, and will not go at all pass a certain point.
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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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