Initiations on the Path of the Soul

This is a consideration by a renowned spiritual teacher of the path of initiation, walked by every human being.

Author: White Eagle


ISBN: 0854871837

Category: Bible and spiritualism

Page: 93

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This is a consideration by a renowned spiritual teacher of the path of initiation, walked by every human being. One of the classics of the White Eagle teaching, it is about the great initiations each soul passes through - earth, air, fire and water - on its long path of unfoldment. It takes the life of Jesus as an index of these, but is intended to relate to every human life. Formerly entitled "The Path of the Soul," it now takes a new place as sequel to "First Steps on a Spiritual Path" and "Further Steps on a Spiritual Path."

Temple of the Soul Initiation Philosophy in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos

THis book presents detailed hiearoglyphic panels showing the mystery wisdom and the path for initiates through the temple leading to the final attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

Author: Muata Ashby


ISBN: 1884564976

Category: History

Page: 704

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Initiation in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt with Hieroglyph Translations of Temple Inscriptions detailing the Initiation Zones and Walking Path through The Temple Mysteries of the Priests and Priestesses.Detailed inscription translations of the discovered temple narrative path for initiates. THis book presents detailed hiearoglyphic panels showing the mystery wisdom and the path for initiates through the temple leading to the final attainment of spiritual enlightenment. An architectural, ichonographical and hieroglyphic study that melds photographic and spherical 360 images complemented with a web site to engage an immersive temple experience.

The Journey of Soul Initiation

were resources to “direct the energy of the people,” and as Spark Heart on Bear Path, her task was to help people find their direction by leading them down the spiral path into the center (their Soul). This, she realized, is what it ...

Author: Bill Plotkin, PhD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608687015

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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Soul initiation is an essential spiritual adventure that most of the world has forgotten — or not yet discovered. Here, visionary ecopsychologist Bill Plotkin maps this journey, one that has not been previously illuminated in the contemporary Western world and yet is vital for the future of our species and our planet. Based on the experiences of thousands of people, this book provides phase-by-phase guidance for the descent to soul — the dissolution of current identity; the encounter with the mythopoetic mysteries of soul; and the metamorphosis of the ego into a cocreator of life-enhancing culture. Plotkin illustrates each phase of this riveting and sometimes hazardous odyssey with fascinating stories from many people, including those he has guided. Throughout he weaves an in-depth exploration of Carl Jung's Red Book — and an innovative framework for understanding it.

The Path of Initiation

By virtue of its primordial nature, preexisting that of even the soul, what then is it? And what does the soul itself then comprise? It follows quite logically that if, in the beginning, there is/was nothing but spirit (this being the ...

Author: J. S. Gordon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551745

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

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Details the process of spiritual initiation from aspirant to the highest Adept • Explains the characteristics of each stage of initiation, including the associated psychological issues that need to be faced to move to the next stage • Explores the long history of the Mystery traditions from ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and India to the modern Theosophy of Blavatsky and Bailey • Reveals how the Brotherhood of Spiritual Adepts is increasing global tensions to prepare humanity for the Age of Aquarius and spiritual revelation As the precessional cycle transits from Pisces to Aquarius, great shifts in spiritual evolution are on the horizon--not for all of humanity as many in the New Age movement have generously hypothesized but for those who have undertaken the necessary spiritual preparation and initiatory work. Drawing from his deep immersion in the Mystery traditions of both East and West, author J. S. Gordon investigates the initiatic path from ancient times to modern day, detailing the step-by-step process of initiation and the sequence from spiritual aspirant to the highest Adeptship. He explains the natural logic and characteristics of each stage of initiation, including the associated problems and psychological issues that need to be faced in order to move forward to the next stage. He shows how humanity is naturally inclined to spiritual evolution and the development of higher consciousness. We are part of the overall evolutionary process of Nature, a system guided by the most highly evolved Adepts and extending beyond Earth to the entire kosmos. Exploring the long history of the Mystery schools beginning with ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and India, Gordon examines the sacred metaphors and allegories of esoteric philosophy, metaphysics, occult science, and the Science of the Seven Rays as well as the Adept-inspired theosophical works of H. P. Blavatsky and A. A. Bailey. He looks at the Adept Hierarchy of the Great White Himalayan Brotherhood and considers in detail two much-discussed mysteries: The Jesus-as-Christ mystery and the Maitreya-Buddha mystery. Revealing how advancement--spiritual, scientific, and cultural--erupts out of tension, he explains how the Adepts have been increasing local and global tensions to prepare humanity for the Age of Aquarius, thereby creating the ideal preconditions for spiritual evolution and an eventual restoration of the Mysteries in our own modern era.

How to Know Higher Worlds

This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880103728

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904. He begins with the premise that "the capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us." Steiner carefully and precisely leads the reader from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. Steiner provides practical exercises of inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines, new "organs" of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us. Steiner in this important work becomes a teacher, a counselor, and a friend whose advice is practical, clear, and effective. The challenges we face in life require increasingly deeper levels of understanding, and Steiner's text helps readers to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them at the service of humanity. This is Steiner's most essential guide to the modern path of initiation he advocated throughout his life. It has been translated into many languages and has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. How to Know Higher Worlds has been admired by some of the most brilliant minds of our time. Contents: Foreword by Arthur Zajonc Prefaces by Rudolf Steiner How to Know Higher Worlds The Stages of Initiation Initiation Practical Considerations Requirements for Esoteric Training Some Effects of Initiation Changes in the Dream Life of the Esoteric Student Achieving Continuity of Consciousness The Splitting of the Personality in Esoteric Training The Guardian of the Threshold Life and Death: The Great Guardian of the Threshold Epilogue (1918) Afterword by Arthur Zajonc Index "A true classic of spiritual literature. It is one of the best ways I know for opening up one's life to the spiritual realms in a manner that is balanced, integrated, and loving. It is the product of a great soul who pointed out new routes into the interior." --David Spangler, author of Blessing: The Art and the Practice "It is not only a personal guide to the spirit, but also a path through self-knowledge to compassionate action in the world."--Arthur Zajonc, author of Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind

Rudolf Steiner s Path of Initiation and the Mystery of the Ego

Whoever observes the development of souls in our time must find that in them lives a thirst for knowledge of the supersensible world. Normal sciences show amazing advancement. They have completely transformed our culture in a ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999551

Category: Philosophy

Page: 56

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A special conference took place in Bologna in spring 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of a unique lecture Steiner delivered to a philosophically trained audience in the same city. In his key exposition, Steiner had given a concise description of the spiritual-scientific theory of knowledge as well as a brief outline of the anthroposophic path of training. In his contribution to the 2011 congress, Prokofieff tackles two principal aspects. On the one hand, he describes how Steiner's Bologna lecture contained the essential foundations for a new "science of the human ego" (human "I"). On the other hand, Prokofieff states that Steiner was the first person to transform this theory into a practical path of knowledge, following it to its very conclusion. Thus, the words of Steiner's lecture were based entirely on personal experience. Together with a transcript of Steiner's full Bologna lecture, Prokofieff's lecture is reproduced here in an expanded version. In addition, this volume features Steiner's important "summaries of essential points," in which he develops and connects some of his key thoughts with further aspects of Anthroposophy, especially in relation to their Christological foundations.

Rules for Spiritual Initiation

Chapter 1 Elementary Rules for Character Building To understand the nature of the spiritual path, it is helpful to review some concepts from theosophy. Every human being consists of a personality, a soul, and a spirit.

Author: Zachary Lansdowne

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609256670

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 136

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Zachary Lansdowne, author of earlier books on the Ageless Wisdom, reveals the esoteric significance of fourteen symbolic rules that were originally published by Alice A. Bailey. He shows that the symbols in each rule have both an outer and inner meaning. The outer meaning describes an objective in character building, and the inner meaning describes a stage in the process of meditation. The initial sequence of seven rules provides elementary instructions for the path of probation, leading to the first spiritual initiation, and the next sequence provides advanced instructions for the path of discipleship, leading to the second and third initiations. Lansdowne also discusses the close relationship between these rules and the typology of the seven rays. The end result is an easytounderstand guidebook to the various stages of the spiritual path.

The Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation

In our time, as Sergei O. Prokofieff demonstrates in this comprehensive work, ‘... this knowledge must be found anew through the free, light-filled consciousness of the fully developed human personality’.

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999629

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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In ancient times humanity possessed an innate knowledge of the spiritual foundations of existence. Such knowledge could be acquired through inwardly accompanying the cycle of the year and its connected great seasonal festivals. But this instinctive knowledge had to be lost in order for human beings to discover individual freedom. In our time, as Sergei O. Prokofieff demonstrates in this comprehensive work, ‘... this knowledge must be found anew through the free, light-filled consciousness of the fully developed human personality’. Tracing the spiritual path of the yearly cycle, Prokofieff penetrates to the deeper esoteric realities of the seven Christian festivals of Michaelmas, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun and St John’s Tide. Basing his research on the work of the twentieth-century initiate Rudolf Steiner, he reveals how these festivals are spiritual facts that exist independently of religious traditions and cultural customs. Working with the festivals in an esoteric sense can provide a true path of initiation, ultimately enabling an experience of the Being of the Earth, Christ. The journey of study through this book can thus lead the reader to an experience of the modern Christian-Rosicrucian path, along which ‘... it is possible to take the first steps towards life in partnership with the course of cosmic existence’.

The Psychology of the Soul

Third Initiation: The mastery of the soul over the mental plane. Freedom from the authority ... In the tradition of yoga there are different paths that lead to the respective initiations. The higher path includes always the lower ones.

Author: Gunda Scholdt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783754331286

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

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This book is an introduction to Spiritual Psychology. It is an in-depth and comprehensive presentation of the path of the soul and the true nature of the human being. The special feature of the book is the synthetic view of the different aspects of Ageless Wisdom, such as the monad, the soul, the person-ality, the seven rays as soul archetypes, the seven chakras, the seven planes, the initiation path of man, but also the practice of spiritual therapy. The book is clearly structured and has many visuals that introduce the readers to the complex subject of the Seven Rays to help them realise who they really are. The book can be regarded as an introduction to the basics of esoteri-cism. It can also be treated as a textbook for people in psychological, pedagogical, counselling and healing professions who wish to expand their view of humanity and assist those who are seeking advice on their spiritual path of development.

Revelation of St John

" This is not a book about "end times" or Armageddon and when it might come. This is a book written entirely in symbols, concealing a path for early Christians, and for the contemporary reader.

Author: Zachary F. Lansdowne

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578633427

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The Revelation of St. John, the last book of the canonical Bible, has been a mystery since it first appeared. No other part of the Bible has caused more controversy. Traditional interpretations of the book fall into one of three categories: the major prophecies that are supposed to have been fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.; the historical view that Revelation predicts the course of human events from the founding of Christianity to the end of the world; or the futurist view that Revelation predicts events that will occur at the end of the world. It's actually none of the above, writes Zachary F. Lansdowne, a leading expert in the field of spiritual initiation. In the Introduction to this rich and complex interpretation, he writes, "According to its own verses, the Revelation is concerned with the present time, which is whatever time we happen to be reading it, and contains information that we can apply immediately to become blessed." This is not a book about "end times" or Armageddon and when it might come. This is a book written entirely in symbols, concealing a path for early Christians, and for the contemporary reader. Lansdowne has applied a unique psychological method of interpretation that takes each symbol as depicting some aspect of human consciousness rather than an eternal event, thus showing that the Revelation is actually a detailed instruction for the spiritual journey--a map to the wakening of higher consciousness. Moreover, while the Revelation appears in the great lineage of Judeo-Christian tradition, Lansdowne shows that its instruction can be appreciated and applied to seekers from any tradition. Lansdowne's line-by-line and verse-by-verse interpretation--presented here in an easy-to-read side-by-side format--is a manual for the true seeker who would follow teachings of Jesus as they were and are laid out, rather than as they have been interpreted by theologians and biblical historians. The Revelation of St. John, when unlocked by the key of psychological methodology, is revealed to contain ideas from many diverse wisdom traditions and philosophies--archangels in Judaism, chakras and kundalini in Hinduism, Buddhist mindfulness, the redemptive power of love in Christianity, and absolute standards of comparison in Platonic philosophy. Zachary Lansdowne's revelatory text makes these teachings of the path to true soul initiation available to seekers from every spiritual tradition.

Maitreya on Initiation

threefold flame of the Holy Trinity, your soul receives the currents of life that will free her from the sensuality ... The pathway back to the Central Sun of Being is the path of initiation whereby the soul must travel over the cycles ...

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 9781932890044

Category: Maitreya (Buddhist deity)

Page: 236

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Initiation of the Soul

Myth and Fairy Tales as a Path of Awakening to Freedom and Wholeness Pamela S. Alexander PhD. it sacred and holy. If we see the soul as having been sacrificed, then to perceive it as being made sacred and holy through that act, ...

Author: Pamela S. Alexander PhD

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982237998

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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We are in the midst of an epic evolution in consciousness that involves a radical shift in orientation from the ego to the heart and soul. This transformative process requires a breaking down of the old form, which we are witnessing personally and collectively, to create the space for something new to emerge. As we live from the soul and express our deepest truths, we actively participate in this change. Life experiences may seem as though they're random, but in fact they have an intention, deeper meaning, and purpose, which is to facilitate this transformation within us. Everything is occurring to free us from our old beliefs, outdated ways of living, and any limiting ideas we have about life and ourselves. In INITIATION OF THE SOUL, Dr. Pamela Alexander explores the soul's journey through myth and classic fairy tales. In the initiatory mythic story of "Psyche and Amor," the goddess of love orchestrates events in order to awaken the soul from its slumber. The heroine faces challenging tasks that draw the deeper truth of the soul's inherent wholeness, freedom, and power out of the unconscious and into an embodied awareness. Dr. Alexander proceeds from there to explore fairy tales that speak to the issues that arise during the soul's emergence. These stories symbolically instruct us as to how to resolve our fears and open to love. As inner restrictions are resolved, we can embody expanded versions of ourselves and become more stable in a chaotic and uncertain world. The stories guide us to free the soul from an egoic identification, which is buffeted by the winds of change and the opinions of others, to the unshakeable ground of being within. Then, we are empowered to live in freedom and wholeness as we participate in the creation of a new world.

The Book of Initiation

Appendix: Guided Imagery Meditations. How to Create an Energy Grid at Sacred Places, Archangelic Healing, Chromotherapy. This is the first volume of a book series.

Author: Ojela Frank


ISBN: 0983245207


Page: 230

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The Book of Initiation: Awakening to Soul, 21-Day Energy Meditaitons, Instruction for a deeper spiritual experience offering the following: Find Out About the Path of Initiation - Being a Modern-Day Mystic, Discover & Apply Emotional Healing Basics for a More Balanced Life, Realize Deeper Connection with the Divine, Overview: Esoteric Fundamentals, Chromotherapy Basics, Become More Aware of Soul Consciousness, Gain Deeper Understanding of Your Spiritual Gifts & Life Purpose, Overview & Exercise - How to Awaken Kundalini, Learn How to Do Conscious Breathing, Become Skilled at Doing Energy Meditations & Self-Attunements, Learn How to Create Your Own Spiritual Blueprints.

The Rays and the Initiations

The first part of this volume contains the Fourteen Rules for Group Initiation, an extension of the teachings given in Initiation, Human and Solar on the Fourteen Rules for Applicants.

Author: Alice A. Bailey

Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies

ISBN: 9780853301226

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 820

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The first part of this volume contains the Fourteen Rules for Group Initiation, an extension of the teachings given in Initiation, Human and Solar on the Fourteen Rules for Applicants. The second part of the book is concerned with the nine initiations by which the disciple progressively achieves liberation from the various forms of our planetary life. The possibility of group initiation is a development of the present era. This volume emphasises the growth of the group idea, group service, group responsibility.

Initiation Eternity and the Passing Moment

If you want to keep to the truth, you cannot say that normally such and such a path must be taken by every soul for the ascent into higher worlds, for initiation. Hence the need of something more than instructions given in short ...


Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621510390



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