Allegory on Humanity and the Light

Recently I came across a text that also contains an interesting allegory, written by one of the founder of Theosophical Society, William Judge. The allegory is a dialogue between a student and his teachers, and the whole situation is taking place “inside the student’s heart”. It goes like this: Continue reading

How Much More until Enlightenment?

While researching about enlightenment online, a person will inevitably conclude that it is a term that is loosely used for several things relating to spiritual development. Many of the modern spiritual teachers and gurus often refer to it as a sort of a realization of ones own true nature, through spiritual practices of different kinds, or just by intense practice of being aware in the present moment. Many of them will also say that we are already enlightened, but we don’t realise it due to entanglement in the mind, and that by realising that we are consciousness, we will by default become enlightened. Continue reading

Commercial Spirituality and how it Compares to Esoteric Teachings

In today’s world, where everything comes with a price, spirituality is no exception. Unfortunately, what many know as spirituality is actually a multi-billion dollar industry, comprising mostly of new age, self-help, and self-growth motivation seminars, books, and retreats. In perhaps a bit smaller number we also have in this mixture the meditation-yoga and  mystical-like truth-seeking journeys that are becoming increasingly popular. From all of this a question arises: is there a substance behind it and can true spirituality really be turned into a high-profit gain? Continue reading

Traditions, Spirits, and Reflection on Death

“The Path of Life is formed by the hoof prints of the Horse of Death.” ~ Samael Aun Weor

The traditions of various observances, ceremonies, and celebrations that happen between 31st of October and 2nd of November are today quite widespread. I have always found this time of the year, the point between autumn equinox and winter solstice, to be mystical in some ways.  The above mentioned observances are related to Samhain (and the subsequent Halloween), All souls night and day, and The Day of the Dead. Continue reading

Silence, Solutions, and Divine Wisdom

How many times have we got solutions to various problems when we were simply focused on a task at hand, and not actually thinking about the problem itself. Majority of people would do the opposite – they would think intensely about the problem and try to find a solution to it, not knowing that by so doing they will just get more entangled in the mind and in the ‘battle of the opposite’ – the mind will just present what is in its scope of possibility, but that is limited when we are searching for solution to something that is more complex. Continue reading

The Two Lines of Life

“A higher Level of Being is directly above us from moment to moment. It is not in any remote horizontal future but here and now within our own selves, on the Vertical.”
~ Samael Aun Weor

One of the most important teachings passed down by Samael Aun Weor, is that which speaks about the two lines of life – the horizontal line and the vertical line. There is a short chapter dedicated to it in the book Revolutionary Psychology, and he also refers to it in other places as well. It is well known in esoteric schools that life, from the point of view of the spiritual work, can be narrowed down to everyday mundane life (which represents the horizontal line) and the spiritual life (the one that is lived inwardly by applying the efforts to awaken). This latter line of life is the vertical line. Continue reading

The Power behind Blessing of Food, Water, and Items

I still remember that summer evening when my friends and I were sitting outdoors in countryside and about to have dinner. At one point, one of them said a prayer before we started eating. However, they weren’t just saying thanks for the food, but rather the emphasis was on asking the higher beings to bless it with certain qualities. This was new for me, and since then on I experimented more with it to later incorporate this habit into my life. Continue reading