Path of Initiation 02 Work of the Initiate Popular

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A basic explanation of the structure of our psyche and how it is depicted in the Greek mysteries, the New Testament, and Kabbalah. Learn about your inner psychikon and pneumatikon, and how to acquire Telesis: the intelligent effort towards a defined goal, which is union with the Divine.

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"It is possible for us to experience reality, to awaken our consciousness and see for ourselves that we are all one, without any separation. It is also possible to experience God (Atman, Buddha, Allah, or whatever we call That Which Is) for oneself. The truth of existence is that we are deeply connected with each other, and the Divine is that unitive force. But unfortunately, because of the psyche that our own hands have made, because of our own psychology, we have lost the ability to perceive it. This is because of the nature of the psyche that we have made for ourselves. Our psyche is intensely self-obsessed. Our mind is obsessed with its desires, fears, cravings, aversions. That self-obsessed psyche is what we call “I”, ego, skandhas, samskaras, aggregates. If humanity made the effort to develop the consciousness, the free consciousness, the Buddhata or the tathagatagarbha, then the experience would naturally arise that we are all of us connected. We would feel one another. A spontaneous love would be present in our experience. In that state of consciousness, there would no longer be war. There would no longer be suffering, because we would understand, feel, and perceive the feelings and experiences of others. We would understand the effects of our actions upon others. We would feel what we do to others, and thus we would comprehend what pain and suffering are. We would change our behavior. From this point of view, it becomes evident that we need to understand something about our own psyche, because it is from our own psychology that our experience of life arises."

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