The TraditionThe Tradition we have mentioned is a river of living water coming from a unique source filtered through the inspired, the Prophets and those who were more than prophets, and exoterism with esotericism proceed directly from their teachings and from the chain of initiatic transmission which issues from them. The circle is large, the center is only one, and from the center the Archaic Tradition has come to those mature men and women inclined to welcome it through numerous radii: Ram, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Pythagoras, Hermes Trismegistus, Plato, Socrates, Plotinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and many, many others. Then there are the transmissions filtered through the most qualified men of India, Greece, China, Palestine, Italy, some of whom have already been mentioned. Now, though there have been many intermediaries and initiatic ways, the different adaptations and centers all stem from the same source. This is true for the Holy Scriptures of the Veda, the Upanishads, the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Corpus Hermeticum, the Koran, etc. The Holy Scriptures have exegetes, namely, internal and external interpreters. There are specialists solely for the exoteric aspect who rely on the linguistic, theological, logical, literal approaches, but there are also other specialists or experts to decipher the hidden side, the esoteric doctors. These are two totally different fields of action, between which there should be no conflict, but co-operation and integration. In Catholicism, this co-operation is lacking. And yet esotericism takes as a basis and support exoterism, that is religion, theology, its liturgy in the common form, because in reality they are the two aspects of the same doctrine. Everything is dual, above and below. The Gospels and the Old Testament speak at every turn of the twofold aspect of things. The symbolism of the number two should be a matter of reflection for those who persist in negating the second face of religion. Negating the other face of religion, doing nothing for it, or even worse, fighting the message of the Initiates who for centuries have been calling attention to the necessity of esotericism, is to divide Christian brothers, rather than uniting them.
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