mercoledì 28 dicembre 2005
“The Ancients, whose wisdom is so much despised by those who have never studied it, but content themselves with a pretence of understanding modern science which deceives nobody, would have smiled to observe how often the “latest discoveries” are equivalent to some fancy of Aristotle, or some speculation of Heracleitus. The remoter Picay-universities of America, which teach farming or mining, with a little “useless” knowledge as a side-course, for show, are full of bumptious little professors who would not be allowed to sweep out a laboratory in London or Berlin. The ambition of such persons is to obtain an illustrated interview in a Sunday supplement, with a full account of their wonderful discoveries, which have revolutionized the art of sucking eggs. They are peculiarly severe upon back numbers like Charles Darwin. Their ignorance leads them to believe the bombast of democracy-flatterers, who scream weekly of Progress, and it really appears to them that anything more than six months old is out-of-date. They do not know that this is only true of loud-shouted mushroom rubbish such as they call truth.
The fundamental difference between ancient and modern science is not at all in the field of theory. Sir William Thomson was just as metaphysical as Pythagoras or Raymond Lully, and Lucretius quite as materialistic as Ernst Haeckel or Buchner.
But we have devised means of accurate measurement which they had not, and in consequence of this our methods of classification are more quantitative than qualitative. The result has been to make much of their science unintelligible; we no longer know exactly what they meant by the four elements, or by the three active principles, sulphur, mercury, and salt. Some tradition has been preserved by societies of wise men, who, because of the persecutions, when to possess any other book than a missal might be construed as heresy, concealed themselves and whispered the old teaching one to another.
The nineteenth century saw the overthrow of most of the old ecclesiastical tyranny, and in the beginning of the twentieth it was found once more possible to make public the knowledge. The wise men gathered together, discovered a student who was trustworthy and possessed of the requisite literary ability; and by him the old knowledge was revised and made secure; it was finally published in a sort of periodical encyclopedia (already almost impossible to find, such was the demand for it) entitled The Equinox.
Now in the science of antiquity, much classification depended upon the planets. Those things which were hot and fiery in their nature, lions, and pepper, and fevers, were classed under the Sun or Jupiter or Mars; things swift and subtle under Mercury; things cold and heavy under Saturn, and so forth.
Yet the principles of most of the planets appeared in varying proportions in almost everything; and the more equally these proportions were balanced and combined, the more complete was anything supposed to be, the nearer modelled on the divine perfection. Man himself was called a microcosm, a little universe, an image of the Creator. In him all the planets and elements had course, and even the Signs of the Zodiac were represented in his nature. The energy of the ram was in his head; the bull gave the laborious endurance to his shoulders; the lion represented the courage of his heart, and the fire of his temper; his knees, which help him to spring, are under the goat — all works in, and is divided and subdivided in, beauty and harmony.”
Aleister Crowley, Moonchild
(LIBER LXXXI – The butterfly net)
martedì 20 dicembre 2005
The Initiatic Science
Esoterism is not a philosophy but a method of research and a way of life.
The Greek word “Esoterikos” means “to look inside”. Inside what? Inside symbols, hermetic concepts, initiatic teachings, ritual representations, in order to find all the hidden meanings beyond images and words.
For the Initiate this quest starts from him-herself. Actually, the Human Being is the most important and meaningful symbol and the most secret book of the Humanity.
For the “esoterologist” the bigger book is the history of the human religious and initiatic traditions, without borderlines between West and East. The most refined goal of any researcher is that to recover the ancient mysteries and to find the keys to understand them. For them this is a cultural matter, but for the Initiate this is experience: the Initiate wants to live accordingly with the teachings that are inside symbols, rites and words and only this way He-Her will not just understand but will comprehend what Esoterism is.
The human being is the universal “Athanor”, the alchemic vase in which the initiatic transmutation occurs. The aim of the Initiatic Science is to understand the Being and not to accumulate information. Understanding our mind means to understand our Project as well as understanding our soul means comprehend the Universe that reflects in.
Understanding our subtle conscience means to meet the image of God.
mercoledì 30 novembre 2005
The Wall Street crash
“…I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organised… The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth…”
1929, the speech at Omen
Friendship Island: did you know that…
The south of Chile is surrounded by mysteries and myths. One of them is about an island that is supposedly inhabited by extraterrestrials or people that unlike ordinary human beings, posses a vast amount of knowledge in the fields of science, aeronautics, physics, mathematics, and medicine. The name of the island is “Friendship” and it is located in an island complex called Kent.
According to the legend, it is very hard to find. Some of the villagers that live nearby call the people form Friendship Island “angels”, because according to descriptions, they are tall, blond-haired, they have blue eyes, and they dress up with strange-looking clothes. Some claim that they speak using a “spiritual tone”. Furthermore, there are some that will actually offer the villagers to be taken to the mystery island to “get to know it”, and at the same time, to get cured from illnesses that ordinary medicine cannot cure.
According to people that claim to have had contact with these strange characters, they were taken to the island by boats that they call “Mitylus”. Many locals in the southern port of Montt have actually seen the boats, as they depart with the ill onboard to be taken to the island and receive their miraculous treatment. Some have claimed that the “Friendship People” actually may have up to seven “bases” around the world that may include: the south of Chile, Europe, Central America, the Bermuda Triangle, the United States, Africa and East Asia, which would also be intended for the purpose of “curing people”.
The stories of the people who supposedly have visited “Friendship” to be healed, began in the Eighties, when Octavio Ortiz in 1984, accidently listened to an emergency radio transmission from a boat from the Oceanography Department of the University of Chile. The ship apparently tried to communicate with the port authorities of Iquique because a mysterious light appeared in front of the vessel. The strange object began to descend onto the boat and radiated a great amount of light, which allegedly caused hair-loss to some sailors. Octavio later found out from an engineer named Ernesto de la Fuente, who apparently knew “white men” that claimed to belong to a congregation called Friendship. The commotion of the sighting that happened in 1984 resonated so much that the director of the Civil Aeronautical Department, Sergio Pinero, ordered an investigation. According to the official report, the radar observed an unidentified object located at about 20 NM west of the radio beacon of Tabon. The report of the Department of Aeronautics concluded that “the events of that day continue to remain unexplained”.
But what are these “Friendship” people looking for? “The inhabitants of this mysterious island choose carefully who to contact after a trial period of visits to the island”, this according to Hugo Pacheco, veteran investigator of the subject. According to the investigative group AION, whose president is Rodrigo Fuenzalida, the island is not being inhabited by beings of other planets, but rather by people that began an experimental project that dates back before World War II. Their report assures that a document from the intelligence services in Chile, cites government information mentioning the presence of the mysterious inhabitants of the island. The report also mentions that the arrival of this “religious community” to this country took place twenty years ago and it began in the desert of the Third Region, but due to the lack of water, the project was transferred to the south of Chile, creating one of the biggest and most controversial mysteries of recent years.
sabato 26 novembre 2005
Soul is an individual inner experience.
In itself it cannot be experienced in rituals or ceremonies, nor bottled in creeds or in methods.
Also in your activity and practical research, free from religion and dogma, don’t confuse the ordinary science of life and even the extraordinary art of magic with the pure mystic of the Awareness. Nevertheless, we are here to unify them.
martedì 22 novembre 2005
The power of Meditation
Many people asked me what is the relationship between a spiritual path and the healing process and in which way we can consider meditation as a therapy.
During these times of illusion and lack of knowledge of the human being’s essence, the human conscience is separated from the universal conscience, therefore, as oppose to this last one, it is subject to restrictions and experiences of duality (death and life, joy and sadness, sickness and health, etc…) and is constantly separated from the Whole, from joy and from harmony.
Since that there is no harmony between subjective and objective, between material and spiritual, between the outside and inside world, all the beings live in an eternal conflict, and from this derive tribulations, sufferings, and diseases.
It is therefore necessary to “free” the human conscience, and get rid of that veil which hides the reality; however, in order to do that we have to train our conscience and this is obtained through studying, self-discipline, and techniques of meditation. Engaging in yoga exercises, meditation, and esoteric gymnastic, leads to a complete slow down of physical and psychic tensions, it brings more equilibrium to our energies, it gives us the opportunity to see inside ourselves in order to contact those invisible forces which regulate the manifestation of the whole universe and which are the key to every single thing.
Through these forces it is possible to manage the flux of the vital energy, vibrant and real, towards any part of our body, and therefore re-establish the equilibrium, the harmony and the health condition.
lunedì 21 novembre 2005
The Age of Aquarius: dawn or sunset?
“Humanity today faces two possibilities: collective suicide or the biggest spiritual awakening that the world has ever known.” This was the way OSHO – one of the greatest masters of the modern world – spoke, following the thoughts of those philosophers and scientists of the past, which just like him, observed the dawn of the third millennium.
Today we realize the daily slow agony that humanity inflicts on itself and how what could have been the “great awakening” is actually becoming a new anesthetic, this time with the brand of the “new age”.
Even most of the people who, animated by their own expectations of the Age of Aquarius, have created new spiritual currents or social experimentations got stuck in the sterile dialectic of the politics or of the usual market economy.
What is left besides the religious and lay fanaticism, and besides the indifferent consumers, which are used and addicted? What remains besides the illusion, after that another potentially authentic spiritual feeling has been betrayed, led astray, and exploited?
However, there are still people who do not want to stop believing, having faith and insisting.
With Will and Love.