The Esoteric Path of Marriage sets out a blueprint for relationship in the coming age, an enlightened relationship that heals mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual wounds and guides the partnership to the ultimate freedom, union with the ...
Author: Maha Brown
Imagine forging a relationship that is a vehicle for your Spiritual Liberation. The Esoteric Path of Marriage sets out a blueprint for relationship in the coming age, an enlightened relationship that heals mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual wounds and guides the partnership to the ultimate freedom, union with the true Self.
These streams are called, in esoteric terminology, the Rays, and each ray is
conceived to be a special aspect of the ... In the path of outgoing it makes its own
channel through each and all of the individualised monads then in existence, but
Author: Dion Fortune
Publisher: Weiser Books
Through a simple explanation of the factors governing interaction between masculine and feminine, Fortune reveals the psychology of love and relationships.
In the mysteries of Eleusis final union with the divine was symbolized by a sacred
marriage celebrated between the hierophant and the goddess , personified by a
priestess . The fruit of this union was given the name of the postulant himself ...
Author: Luc Benoist
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Traditional esoterism, though capable of the highest degree of elaboration, is based on a few first principles - Absolute Reality, hierarchical manifestation, the necessity for initiation, the centrality of the spiritual Heart, etc.-which can be stated simply. In The Esoteric Path, Luc Benoist does just this for the monumental writings of the great metaphysician Ren Gunon. If ever there was a 'primer' on traditional metaphysics and esoterism, one that does not dumb down its subject but rather opens a door to profound spiritual depths waiting to be explored, it is this book. The first section deals in a general way with metaphysical principles, their modes of transmission and the spiritual practices based upon them. The second presents the central principles of such Eastern traditions as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam, and also various forms of Western Esoterism, including Eastern Orthodox Hesychasm, Freemasonry, Hermeticism, the Templars, Dante and the Fedeli d'Amore, Meister Eckhart and his 'school', etc. Far more than a bouquet of mystical teachings plucked from various sources, designed to titillate the reader's spiritual sensibilities, The Esoteric Path firmly situates that Path in its appropriate, traditional context, so that the seeker's first steps on the 'path to the Path' will be firm and confident, and point him or her in the right direction, away from the time- and soul-consuming attractions of those 'paths' that exhibit (in the author's words) 'the confusion between the spiritual and the psychic., the identification of the spiritual with what is most inferior in the psyche, the identification of religion with magic, totemism, and even sorcery, the popular dissemination of pseudo- or counter-initiatic rituals. A worthy companion to the biographical Ren Gunon and the Future of the West by Robin Waterfield and the Collected Works of Ren Gunon, also published by Sophia Perennis, The Esoteric Path will be of great value to scholars, seekers, and anyone searching for a clearer understanding of the great spiritual traditions. 'Luc Benoist is generally considered the most balanced and authentic exponent of Gunon's teaching. I know of no work in which true scholarship is combined so well with conciseness and comprehensiveness.' -Robin Waterfield
Providing a unique mixture of self development and ancient wisdom, this is not so much an esoteric manual on the Egyptian mysteries, as a plain and simple workbook on how to stay on the path of love.
Author: Katy Noura Butler
Publisher: Axis Mundi Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Providing a unique mixture of self development and ancient wisdom, this is not so much an esoteric manual on the Egyptian mysteries, as a plain and simple workbook on how to stay on the path of love. With meditations, affirmations, exercises and concise explanations, it will appeal both to beginners and those who have been following a spiritual path for many years.
In the esoteric form of marriage , there has to be absolute fidelity , because
otherwise the special body would be destroyed . ... So there are people who take
this path because they want to experience a completion , to put at the centre of
Author: Jeff Merrifield
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Temple of Mankind at Damanhur is the home of a fascinating spiritual and artistic community. Hidden inside a mountain in the Italian Alps, it is renowned for its exceptional artistry and breathtaking mix of marble, mosaic, and stained glass. It is one of the most extraordinary buildings on Earth, and equally extraordinary is the story of how it was built, and became the center for a utopian community of like-minded people.
marriage and love , as understood by the age in which he lived , and in this the
culmination of that age . ... but marked out a path beyond human comprehension
, leading to Infinite Life ; and silenced the subtle voice within by “ Man shall not ...
A Translation of Al-Ghazālī's Book on the Etiquette of Marriage from the Iḥyāʼ
Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad b. ... or , a worshipper who does not pursue virtue
through the path of the esoteric ( sayr bil - bāțin ) , mental activity , and the
Author: Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Ġazālī
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : University of Utah Press
Islam considers marriage as the most intimate communion between man and woman. The mystery of sex finds it fulfilment when intimate spiritual harmony is combined with the physical link. Marriage and family laws are, therefore, an important part of Islamic law for the fulfilment of its ultimate objective of building a harmonious and peaceful human society. In his inimitable style, Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, discusses this subject in this small book, and shows how Islam, despite differences in rules and marriage, sets out inviolable principles so that marriage is not distorted by godless understandings now threatening to dehumanise many a society of both the East and West. The Islamic code of marriage and family is second to none in importance in helping to lead a life of goodness and purity.
The intellect perceives, but it is the marriage of knowledge to vital and spiritual
substance which creates a temple for the Divine ... Therefore, the "Art of Never
Forgetting " is the path to sublime attainments, and is truly a fitting " esoteric"
Author: Hiram Erastus Butler
... nevertheless demonstrates that the source from which he has drawn his
inspiration is conscious of many of the occult ... today worshiped , though in
varying degrees , by all Humanity — by the votaries alike of marriage and of free -
THE OCCULT REVIEW ( Rider & Co. , London ) April : A. Trevor Barker appeals
to Dr. Besant to throw overboard everything not consistent with H. P. B.'s ... A
compendium is given of current opinions in regard to modern theories of
Author: Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley
Marriage as a spiritual institution and the foundation of the Householder stage (
grihastho ashrama ) offers the necessary means of adjustment between the two
poles . It will be readily seen why Occultism strongly opposes mechanical
Author: Sophia Wadia
Author: Gerhard Wehr
Publisher: Aquarian Press
A Russo- Jewish marriage transports the onlooker at once into days long past by,
indeed into the land of the Pyramids, ... its individuality through the ages, and
defying the fiercest attacks of its enemies, marshes by its own providential path, ...
Author: Hiram Erastus Butler
With the help of the commentary , the translator has suceeded in bringing out the
hidden and esoteric import in many ... The six chapters of the book cover ( a ) the
Sacred marriage , ( b ) Siva's Lilas ( c ) the Goddess's wedding with Lord Siva ...
... founded on the Esoteric Philosophy recognizes the direct and intimate
connection subsisting between the Pineal Gland and the ... Marriage as a
spiritual institution and the foundation of the Householder stage ( grihastha
ashrama ) offers the ...
The first book to reveal the history of Western sexual mysticism • Reveals the secret sexual practices that have been used since ancient Greece to achieve mystical union with God • Details the sects and individuals who transmitted the ...
Author: Arthur Versluis
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The first book to reveal the history of Western sexual mysticism • Reveals the secret sexual practices that have been used since ancient Greece to achieve mystical union with God • Details the sects and individuals who transmitted the radical sexual practices that orthodox Christianity never completely silenced • Distinguishes between sexual magic and sexual mysticism Beginning with the ancient Greek Mystery traditions, Gnosticism, and the practices in early Christianity, Arthur Versluis uncovers the secret line of Western sexual mysticism that, like the Tantra of the East, seeks transcendence or union with God through sexual practices. Throughout antiquity, and right into the present day, sexuality has played an important, if largely hidden, role in religious traditions and practices. This includes not only Christian but also kabbalistic and hermetic alchemical currents of sexual mysticism, many discussed together here for the first time. In the Mystery tradition of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) and the Gnostic tradition of spiritual marriage, we see the possibility of divine union in which sexual union is the principal sign or symbol. Key to these practices is the inner or archetypal union of above and below, the intermingling of the revelatory divine world with the mundane earthly one. Versluis shows that these secret currents of sexual mysticism helped fuel the rise of the troubadours and their erotic doctrine, the esoteric teachings of Jacob Böhme in the late 16th century, the 19th-century utopian communities of John Humphrey Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris, the free love movement of the 20th century, and the modern writings of Denis de Rougemont and Alan Watts.
... Spenser , Chapman and Ben Jonson - to name only a few – was well aware
that the result of the chemical marriage of ... On the esoteric path doctrinal
knowledge has to be acquired by the mind before it can be existentially
assimilated by ...
Author: Martin Lings
Category: Drama in English - Shakespeare, William - Critical studies
The Plantagenets had already inherited the duchy of Normandy through
marriage and their possessions were considerably ... Two possible paths were
left open for heroic realization : the ' Right - Hand path requiring submission to a
Author: Michael Besack
Wagner's Ring is one of the most complex dramatic creations of modern times and its stage presentation requires impossible resources. It also demands an educated audience, without which there is not much justification for a performance. The tetralogy is full of difficult narratives and dialogues that make a prior, in depth reading of the libretto a must. It is not just a matter of figuring out the plot, as in other operas, but of exploring the many levels of meaning through which the Ring unfolds. In addition, the cycle incorporates esoteric themes that have seldom been discussed in connection with Wagner. This background is unknown territory to most people and it is unrealistic to expect sudden enlightenment from the Ring's libretto alone. Every classical journey deals with the promise of a homecoming and it is therefore not surprising that Wotan, the main protagonist in the Ring, eventually reemerges in the Land of the Grail, where he is converted into Titurel by Wagner's poetic imagination. Ernest Newman, Wagner's quintessential biographer, had already noted this odd development, but did not pause long enough to consider the startling implications. One should not look at Wagner in disconnected, narrow ways. The dismal level of today's intellectual discourse on Tragedy makes it impossible to do justice to the composer's apocalyptic vision. In that context, it is important to address the increasingly popular contention that Wagner was Hitler's spiritual father and that the Ring is a dangerous anti-Semitic fantasy. The Holocaust is indeed tragic, but its reduction to a moral failure on the part of Germanic culture understates the metahistorical significance of what actually happened.C.J. Jung once tried to tackle these issues directly in his study of the Wotan archetype (1936), but his analysis has since been buried under the weight of more detailed but less perceptive commentaries. A vigorous reassessment is long overdue.
Author: Nevill Drury
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Nearly three thousand entries cover the people, concepts, language, signs, symbols, and writings of Eastern and Western esoteric traditions
... use metaphysics as a screen against it , like an ostrich with its head in the sand
. The Esoteric Group is your personal sand pile . ” “ What do you mean I don't face
life ! Why , I — " " You don't . You keep saying you will marry after you are forty ...
Author: Nial Kent
Category: Gay men