Esoteric Christianity

In Esoteric Christianity, Besant's aim is to restore the secret truths underlying Christian doctrine.

Esoteric Christianity

Early Christianity held secrets equal to those of other great religions, says Annie Besant. Its first followers guarded them as priceless treasures. After an increasingly rigid hierarchy began to bury these truths in the early centuries A.D., they were known only to a few initiates, who communicated them privately, often in obscure language. In Esoteric Christianity, Besant's aim is to restore the secret truths underlying Christian doctrine. As public interest grows in the Gnostic Gospels and the mystical side of Christianity, Besant's remarkable book, first published in 1901, is attracting new attention.

Inner Christianity

An eye-opening introduction to the complex world of esoteric Christianity—perfect for the general reader This guide to mystical and esoteric Christianity speaks from a nonsectarian point of view, unearthing insights from the whole of the ...

Inner Christianity

An eye-opening introduction to the complex world of esoteric Christianity—perfect for the general reader This guide to mystical and esoteric Christianity speaks from a nonsectarian point of view, unearthing insights from the whole of the Christian tradition, orthodox and heretical, famous and obscure. The esoteric tradition has traditionally searched for meanings that would yield a deeper inner knowledge of the divine. While traditional Christianity draws a timeline from Adam's Fall to the Day of Judgment, the esoteric often sees time as folding in on itself, bringing every point to the here and now. While the Church fought bitterly over dogma, the esoteric borrowed freely from other traditions—Kabbalah, astrology, and alchemy—in their search for metaphors of inner truth. Rather than basing his book around exponents of esoteric doctrine, scholar Richard Smoley concentrates on the questions that are of interest to every searching Christian. How can one attain direct spiritual experience? What does "the Fall" really tell us about coming to terms with the world we live in? Can we find salvation in everyday life? How can we ascend, spiritually, through the various levels of existence? What was Christ's true message to humankind? From the Gospel of Thomas to A Course in Miracles, from the Jesus Prayer to alchemy and Tarot, from Origen to Dante to Jung, Richard Smoley sheds the light of an alternative Christianity on these issues and more.

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

This new edition - indispensable for serious students of esotericism - contains all 23 lectures and addresses of the original German collection.

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

In addition to the outer manifestation of Christianity as we know it from history, there exists a second, hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes referred to as 'esoteric Christianity' or 'Rosicrucian Christianity'. Displaying an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner throws light on this once secret, spiritual movement. But rather than relying on historical tradition or teaching, he presents wisdom and insight directly from the original metaphysical sources of esoteric Christianity. In these dynamic lectures, Steiner describes the influence of Christ's power throughout history, the workings of karma, the role of the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas, as well as the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira and other key historical figures. This new edition - indispensable for serious students of esotericism - contains all 23 lectures and addresses of the original German collection. It features previously scattered, classic lectures such as 'The Etherisation of the Blood', 'Faith, Love, Hope' and 'Cosmic Ego and Human Ego'.

Secrets of Esoteric Christianity

... were not lost on the early Christians , well inured to the rich diet of symbol upon which religious thinkers relied . ... the day that Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judaea , as well as the day of 28 SECRETS OF ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY.

Secrets of Esoteric Christianity

For years, theologians have agonized over the contradictory accounts of Jesus' birth as written in the gospels of Luke and Matthew. Can they be reconciled, given the fact that they contain completely different narratives? Demonstrating a remarkably erudite approach and authoritative knowledge of biblical sources and other primary texts, Dr. Childs sheds new light on arcane disputes by revealing secrets of esoteric Christianity--in particular the mystery of two mothers named Mary and the different families of Jesus. Such mysteries--including the meaning of the "virgin conception"--have remained hidden and protected within mystery centers by initiates through the past two millennia. Today, however, these matters can be spoken of openly. Dr. Childs begins by thoroughly examining the doctrine of "Adoptionism," the notion that Jesus was "adopted" as the Son of God after his birth. Did the Christ incarnate into Jesus at the Baptism in the River Jordan, as many Biblical authorities claim? The author provides an overview of the Gospels, introducing the seminal research of Rudolf Steiner as a key to penetrating some of their enigmas. He also studies the relevance of the ancient mystery centers in relation to Christianity and discusses how Christianity itself can be seen as "mystery." C O N T E N T S Preface 1. What Is Adoptionism? 2. The Gospels: A Brief Overview 3. Mystery Centres and Christianity 4. The Two Families 5. First Adam and Second Adam 6. Problems with the Two Marys 7. Is a Child a "Thing"? 8. The Virginal Conceptions as Spiritual Events Conclusion

Esoteric Christianity

First, Esoteric Christianity will reappear in the “Holy Place,” in the Temple, so that all who are capable of receiving it may follow its lines of published thought; and secondly, Occult Christianity will again descend into the Adytum, ...

Esoteric Christianity

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Esoteric Christianity Made Simple

Those who are open-minded will find this book to be entirely different from their concept of Christianity, but any reader can understand and appreciate the explanations and insights.

Esoteric Christianity Made Simple

Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a thought-provoking, inspiring look at the Christian Bible, presenting ideas and context that are not what typical Christians usually hear or read. Those who are open-minded will find this book to be entirely different from their concept of Christianity, but any reader can understand and appreciate the explanations and insights. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple challenges long-held beliefs about topics from the Creation of Man to the Last Supper, focusing on the deeper, metaphorical meanings of the parables and stories in the Bible. Whether or not you consider yourself to be religious or a Christian, this compelling examination of what the Bible is really saying can awaken any reader to a new spiritual reality.

Esoteric Christianity and Mental Therapeutics

This is implied in our becoming truly Christian . For the word Christian is but a diminutive of Christ . He is the Jah or Yah , the divine Yes , the Amen , the pure intelligence ... But our deliverance is to be 80 ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY.

Esoteric Christianity and Mental Therapeutics


The Fourth Way and Esoteric Christianity

Since this Teaching is esoteric Christianity, the real understanding of this idea is not that you have to build your soul because if you could create it yourself the result would be a Frankenstein made from the distortions of your own ...

The Fourth Way and Esoteric Christianity

Four in-depth lectures on the essence of the Fourth Way ideas, their practical application for psychological and spiritual development, and their relationship to Christianity. An extensive glossary is also included. The Fourth Way was developed by G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky, and Maurice Nicoll.

Esoteric Christianity or The Lesser Mysteries

First, Esoteric Christianity will reappear in the "Holy Place," in the Temple, so that all who are capable of receiving it may follow its lines of published thought; and secondly, Occult Christianity will again descend into the Adytum, ...

Esoteric Christianity  or The Lesser Mysteries

"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Rudolf Steiner and the Masters of Esoteric Christianity

'" Following the death of the translator and other obstacles, this book was never published within Sergei Prokofieff's lifetime, and the publishing of it has only now become possible following the completion of its translation from the ...

Rudolf Steiner and the Masters of Esoteric Christianity

Continuing from his first book Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, Sergei Prokofieff researches the working of seven Masters of esoteric Christianity: Manes, Master Jesus, Scythianos, Gautama Buddha, The Maitreya Bodhisattva, Novalis and Christian Rosenkreutz. In this profound study he shows how the Masters have guided humanity over millennia, their working with Rudolf Steiner and the founding of anthroposophy, with particular reference to the Christ Being and the events at the Turning Point of Time. Also considered are particular aspects of Rudolf Steiner's own development and Initiation, his founding of the new mysteries during the Christmas Conference of 1923-24, and Rudolf Steiner's own position within the circle of Masters. "What has for nearly two millennia belonged only to a narrow circle of Christian initiates can, thanks to Anthroposophy, from our time onward become accessible to every person of goodwill who wants to understand through it the 'intentions of the living Christ, ' in order, out of freedom, to further their fulfillment on the Earth. As a result, it has for the first time become possible for human beings to unite their spiritual aims with the spiritual aims of the leading Masters of esoteric Christianity and, on this path, to enter the circle of the true 'friends of God.'" Following the death of the translator and other obstacles, this book was never published within Sergei Prokofieff's lifetime, and the publishing of it has only now become possible following the completion of its translation from the original Russian.

Esoteric Christianity or The Lesser Mysteries

With the growing public interest in the Gnostic Gospels and the mystery of Christianity, this extraordinary book first published by Besant in 1901 attracted new attention.

Esoteric Christianity  or The Lesser Mysteries

"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Christian Mystery

The book examines the doctrines of Christianity, analysing them closely and showing how together they constitute an invisible whole.

The Christian Mystery

First published in 1980, The Christian Mystery presents a new approach to considering the Mysteries of the Faith. The book examines the doctrines of Christianity, analysing them closely and showing how together they constitute an invisible whole. It argues that churches should turn back to the esoteric teachings known by the first Christians and explores how Christianity has developed the primal Tradition of which Jesus was Representative. The Christian Mystery will appeal to those with an interest in theology, the philosophy of religion, and the history of Christianity.

The Divine Light and Fire

A breakthrough treatment of the intimate connections between the inner and outer dimensions of Christianity, exploring the psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of Mysticism, Alchemy and Christian Hermeticism.

The Divine Light and Fire

A breakthrough treatment of the intimate connections between the inner and outer dimensions of Christianity, exploring the psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of Mysticism, Alchemy and Christian Hermeticism.

The Cross and the Grail

The two symbols at the heart of Christian belief -- the Cross and the Grail -- represent the two faces of contemporary Christianity.

The Cross and the Grail

The two symbols at the heart of Christian belief -- the Cross and the Grail -- represent the two faces of contemporary Christianity. The Cross is its outward face -- masculine, public, exalted. The Grail is its hidden or esoteric face -- magical, feminine, sought by many, but found only by those who are able to ask the right questions. In this inspiring and practical book, Robert Ellwood examines ways of making Christian belief vital and responsive to contemporary life, now and for the future. Drawing on the teachings of Theosophy and of the Liberal Catholic Church, as well as the themes and motifs of medieval romance, Ellwood shows Christian practice at its most profound to be a philosophical, meditative, and mystical path well in keeping with the Ancient Wisdom Tradition.

Apocryphal and Esoteric Sources in the Development of Christianity and Judaism

To what extent this 'esoteric' Christianity was representative for the Christianmovement as a whole still remains a mystery. chapter 5 The MedievalDualist Nachlebenof EarlyJewish and ChristianEsotericTraditions:The Role of.

Apocryphal and Esoteric Sources in the Development of Christianity and Judaism

Apocryphal traditions, often shared by Jews and Christians, have played a significant role in the history of both religions. The 26 essays in this volume show how such traditions were elaborated in literatures, liturgies, figurative arts and mythology, in regions ranging from Ethiopia to Italy.

The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones

This work covers the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachingsof Plato; the insights of Valentinus, and others; magical meanings of talismanic gems; the spiritual glory of Alexandria and the Gnostic essence of the Christian ...

The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones

This work covers the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachingsof Plato; the insights of Valentinus, and others; magical meanings of talismanic gems; the spiritual glory of Alexandria and the Gnostic essence of the Christian message. Illustrated with Gnostic artifacts. This is a must for all those intrigued by this popular subject.

CHRISTIAN ESOTERIC APOCALYPSE KUNDALINI SCIENCE

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What is Esoteric Christianity

The tradition traces its origin to a prisca theologia, a doctrine that affirms the existence of a single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity. This is the connection of those stories.

What is Esoteric Christianity

Esoteric Christianity is an ensemble of Christian theology which proposes that some spiritual doctrines of Christianity can only be understood by those who have undergone certain rites (such as baptism) within the religion. The term esoteric was coined in the 17th century and derives from the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos, "inner").These spiritual currents share some common denominators, such as heterodox or heretical Christian theology; the canonical gospels, various apocalyptic literature, and some New Testament apocrypha as sacred texts; and discipline arcane, a supposed oral tradition from the Twelve Apostles containing esoteric teachings of Jesus the Christ. Hermeticism, also called Hermetics, is a religious, philosophical, and esoteric tradition based primarily upon writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus ("thrice-greatest Hermes"). These writings have greatly influenced the Western esoteric tradition and were considered to be of great importance during both the Renaissance and the Reformation. The tradition traces its origin to a prisca theologia, a doctrine that affirms the existence of a single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity. This is the connection of those stories.

The Gnostic Jesus

This book covers four distinct areas concerning the life and teachings of Jesus Christ: 1.

The Gnostic Jesus

This book covers four distinct areas concerning the life and teachings of Jesus Christ: 1. An interview with the late Charan Singh, spiritual head of Radhasoami Satsang Beas, conducted by a group of fundamentalist Christians. Charan provides a detailed explanation for why he believes Jesus was a mystic-yogi. 2. An excerpt from Dr. Andrea Diem's pioneering work on early Gnosticism and its connection to Indian mysticism. 3. A complete translation of the Gospel of Thomas by Mark M. Mattison. 4. A radical new interpretation of Christianity based on a deep and horizontal reading of the four Gospels in the New Testament, focusing on the humanity of Mary Magdalene and her unconditional love. This book taken as a whole provides a new way of looking at Jesus and early Christianity.

Esoteric Christianity Or The Lesser Mysteries

MANY , perhaps most , who see the title of this book will at once traverse it , and will deny that there is anything valuable which can be rightly described as " Esoteric Christianity . ” There is a widespread , and withal a popular ...

Esoteric Christianity  Or  The Lesser Mysteries