Esoterica

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Esoteric matters that don't fit specifically into any of the other main topics.

All ‘Esoterica’ topics

  • Akashic records (A sort of cosmic memory of all which has been.)
  • Alchemical terminology (Alchemists hid their esoteric work under various obscure terms and expressions due to some zealous persecution and a little jealous secrecy over the ages.)
  • Alchemy (Defined as an allegorical description of the human chemical factory and it's work in transforming coarse substances (base metals) into finer ones (precious ones))
  • Atom (esoteric definition) (Esotericism views the atom, and matter that is built up from the aggregation of these atoms in a much more encompassing way then does material science.)
  • Bodies of man (Whether man possesses so-called higher bodies from birth varies from teaching to teaching. For example, theosophy and anthroposophy teach that such exist, whereas George Gurdjieff says they must be created through esoteric work. We can bridge between Gurdjieff and Rudolf Steiner by the system of seven bodies presented by Mark Hedsel.)
  • Cabala vs. Kabbalah (The difference between cabala and kabbalah.)
  • Cataclysm (Cataclysms occur at very different scales.)
  • Chakra (The human body has seven main energy centers or chakras. Descriptions vary.)
  • Color spectrum (Visible light corresponds to a range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation from about 400 for red to 800 nanometers for indigo.)
  • Death (Death is the center of a vast network of symbols.)
  • Depression (When one becomes dissatisfied with the stock answers given by religion, culture and science and begins to look elsewhere for truth, the resulting shocks of learning the true nature of our reality can be truly depressing.)
  • Energy (In physics, energy means capacity to do work.)
  • Enlightenment (The state of objective awareness of self and environment would most closely correspond to the Eastern concept of enlightenment.)
  • Esoteric Christianity (A term used to refer to the Fourth Way teachings.)
  • Fall of man (The idea of some past catastrophic event for humanity is nearly ubiquitous in myth and religion.)
  • Food for the Moon (An allegory that the Moon feeds on organic life, on humanity. In this sense, humanity is food for the Moon.)
  • Gnosis (Means knowledge, mostly used when speaking of esoteric matters.)
  • Green Language (Green Language, or the "language of the birds", refers to the generally opaque and confusing way the few texts there are are written.)
  • Group transduction of energy (Groups of people represent different spiritual principles at different times.)
  • Hendaye (This town in the French Basque region is the site of the "cyclic cross" discussed by Fulcanelli.)
  • I Ching (The Book of Changes or the I Ching is among the oldest writings preserved to the present day.)
  • Initiation (A rite of passage signifying the change of an individual's status within a society or organization.)
  • Intrinsic nature (One's built-in tendency towards either "felicity" vs. "wretchedness", "grace" vs. "sin", or being vs. non-being.)
  • Karma (Involves a soul's 'accountability' for its actions and is usually understood to cover multiple lifetimes.)
  • Karma and the Principle Of Equilibrium
  • Kundalini (A sort of force or effect that is localized at the base of the spine and can be activated either spontaneously or through deliberate exercises. Different teachings assign different meaning to it.)
  • Lemuria (A mythical continent, usually placed in the Southern Pacific.)
  • Mercury (Alchemical term referring to the thinking or intellectual center.)
  • Mirror (The mirror is a group event where one person is shown himself by others.)
  • Names of God (Sufi term for the principles or archetypes of which creation is composed.)
  • Philosopher's stone (A mysterious ultimate accomplishment of the alchemist, the philosopher's stone may symbolize hidden knowledge, the formation of higher bodies, and the crystallization of a permanent self.)
  • Plato's cave
  • Prayer (In general, a prayer is an act that invites a connection with a deity or a spiritual entity through careful and conscious communication.)
  • Reiki (A modern Japanese energy healing technique)
  • Rosicrucianism (An ancient hidden fraternity.)
  • Sex (Almost every imaginable claim has been made concerning sex, and it can be looked at from the angles of myth, mass culture, various esoteric teachings, etc.)
  • Sibyl (Oracular seeresses of antiquity who prophesied at certain holy sites, under the divine influence of a deity, originally one of the chthonic earth-goddesses.)
  • Sitting on the fence (A state of indecision where esoteric information is not applied and one effectively lives in an inner contradiction.)
  • Sulfur (Alchemical term referring to the emotional center.)
  • Tarot (As a popular form of cartomancy, the Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, divided into the major and minor "arcana".)
  • Thinking with a hammer (Thinking with a hammer means to approach the object of thought from all angles, forging new paths and connections and going against one's internal resistance. It is the opposite of habitual or formatory thinking.)
  • Way of the Fool (The Way of the Fool is an independent path of initiation where the student can at different times study under many masters but will not make any lifelong commitment to any one path nor enter into vows of secrecy.)