The Esoteric Path

The Esoteric Path
Publisher Sophia Perennis
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Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 148
ISBN 1597310131
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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

The Esoteric Path
  • Author : Luc Benoist,Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher : Sophia Perennis
  • Release Date : 2005-03

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

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The Esoteric Path of Marriage
  • Author : Maha Brown,David Pan Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01

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

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The Esoteric Path
  • Author : G. De Purucker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987-01

Teachings originally given to Purucker's esoteric students, when the Theosophic Mystery School was active. Includes Mahayana Buddhism teachings on the 'transcendent virtues', the paramitas, and noble eightfold path, and comments and insights into the conditions of entering the path.

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Self Transformation
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release Date : 1995

At the heart of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual philosophy is the esoteric path of inner development that can lead to true self-transformation. In these lectures, Steiner shows how. By developing certain qualities such as clear thinking, inner tranquility, and positivity, as well as through meditative exercises, it is possible to break

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The Esoteric Codex  Left Hand Path
  • Author : Dominic Harshaw
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2016-11-19

In Western esotericism the terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path refer to a dichotomy between two opposing approaches to magic. This terminology is used in various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic. In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious black magic and the Right-Hand Path

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Guidance in Esoteric Training
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

Selected from material given by Rudolf Steiner to members of his Esoteric School (1904-14), this volume features exercises, meditations and practices for spiritual self-development. In contrast to oriental methods of spiritual training, they derive from the western, Rosicrucian stream and are fully adapted to modern consciousness. Various exercises are given

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How to Know Higher Worlds
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Release Date : 1994-08-01

Practical, clear, and powerful advice from a spiritual master.

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Esoteric Development
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Release Date : 2003

This collection gathers a sequence of statements by Rudolf Steiner on how to develop the faculties of higher, or 'suprasensory,' knowing Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.

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Living on the Inner Edge
  • Author : Cyrus Ryan
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-14

A mystical story, breaking traditional boundaries, new thought, practices, insights, and a way of knowledge. Everyone walks their own path but in the New Age of Spirituality the idea of Group Work was born from the works of the Tibetan Master D.K., where he introduced the idea of group

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Esoteric Letters
  • Author : Rafael Arape
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18

Letters covering topics of the esoteric path.

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The Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation
  • Author : Sergei O. Prokofieff
  • Publisher : Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-12

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.

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The Esoteric
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889

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The Path
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890

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The Esoteric Basis of Christianity  Or  Theosophy and Christian Doctrine
  • Author : William Kingsland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895

Read online The Esoteric Basis of Christianity Or Theosophy and Christian Doctrine written by William Kingsland, published by which was released on 1895. Download full The Esoteric Basis of Christianity Or Theosophy and Christian Doctrine Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Path to Higher States of Consciousness
  • Author : Iván Kovács
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014

Read online The Path to Higher States of Consciousness written by Iván Kovács, published by which was released on 2014. Download full The Path to Higher States of Consciousness Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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