ARCHEOSOFICA

Archeosofica” is an esoteric school, inner and profound, a Study Center and, for those who wish it, also a non-profit cultural association (Archeosophical Society) which prepares, guides and perfects its followers towards the knowledge of themselves, of the higher worlds and  of God, thanks to the investigation and development of new senses, called “spiritual senses”, and leads them to High Initiation.

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The psychology of the woman

The psychology of the woman is characterized by the profundity and by the strength of the feeling. This coincides with her inclination to the intimacy, to the spirituality, to the ardent wish to cure, to succor, to be something for the others.
It is evident that this innate gift can be put at the service of her own and others’ religious life. Certainly, more than any other, the Christian religion is rich in sentimental values. Only the woman is capable of understanding the profound and delicate purport of certain words. The man, with his pride and his combative spirit, has the danger of losing himself in the commitment in the struggle for his rights, for his position in society, for the exterior activities, forgetting that his prime work must be carried out within his soul. The man cannot give himself completely, does not have the capacity to love with the totality of his being. He falls easily in crises of faith and of morals. He, more often and more easily, detaches himself from God and from the Church, becomes victim of the rationalistic skepticism sooner than the woman. She loves God with all her being, and therefore not even the spiritual crisis of hopelessness can detach her completely from God.
Even if we have had Saint Francis of Assisi or Saint Paul as social and religious phenomena, without the feminine element they would have made little progress. The man is pushed by nature to conquer everything with a struggle: his woman, his daily bread, his position and also the freedom to live his religious life. But if the woman (and in this lies the importance of Archeosophy), to her wonderful religious nature, to her great capability to love and to give herself, to her stupendous intuition of the things divine, will add the creative impulse, the combative will for the affirmation of the Christian message, then the world will be truly renewed, and the Ahrimanic forces of the materialism will be stopped. Continue Reading

DIGNITY AND MISSION OF THE WOMAN

The views expressed in relation to the woman have been up until now, unjust and hardly generous, dictated by materialistic and anti-feminist prejudices. It is the merit of the Christ and of the Archeosophical esoteric teachings, if the woman is looked upon with trust and placed on the same level as the man. It is the initiative of Jesus if the woman has been elevated to the missionary dignity, to the Initiation and to the Adepthood (hierarchic rank of spiritual values corresponding to the perfect Master).
The divine Revelation, concerning the relationship with God and the supernatural perfection, assures to the woman and the man the same duties and rights. The confirmation is given by the Old and New Testament: “God created the man to his own image … He created them male and female” (Genesis, 1:27). In the New Testament: “In fact you all have been baptized in Christ; you have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave, nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians, 3:27-28). And this is not all: from the way Jesus treated the woman, it is evident that He placed her totally on the same level as the man, and to the woman more than once unveiled the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Father.
We have the example in his relationship with the two sisters of Bethany, Mary and Martha, with the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob, and in other cases, which we will examine at the proper time and place. Nevertheless, to the woman is forbidden the priesthood and therefore the capacity to receive the Orders. It is said, and wrongly, that the woman is different from the man. Different in what? Since all of the affirmations rest on the revelation, then we must underline that the Genesis did not say that God created to his image and likeness only the man, but the man and the woman. If we meditate on the four Gospels, it is precisely to the woman that Jesus communicates one of the truths most decisive for the religious future of the world: the unity of all  the cults, and to the woman He assigns the mission of announcing it to the peoples. He does not address it to a man, nor to a male priest, but a woman of the people, mother of a  family and sinner. The meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman by the well of Jacob is significant, because it shows the importance, in the spiritual life, of being a woman. If the Messiah unveiled this secret to the woman of Samaria, there must be a reason. Continue Reading

Who is the woman

To the question: – Who is the woman? – we have the juxtaposition between the different converging definitions of the psychologists, theologians, philosophers, sociologists and biologists. On the other hand, we have the answer that has been given us through the centuries by the myths, the fables of mythology, the symbols, among which there is the Biblical account of the Genesis, to which we are particularly sensitive and interested. To answer the question: – Who is the woman? – is as complicated as to answer the question – Who is the man? – The woman is the man, but with a different polarity, feminine: a definition understandable when you have studied our booklet on the occult constitution of the human being.
The woman is a thought of God objectified, is a creative act, a concrete expression of love, an image similar to Him, and which contains the imprint of the divine maternity. The woman is a spirit, a spiritual force equivalent to that of the man. She is a physical body, a living temple of its spirit, of her emotive soul and of her generative power, in conformity to the characteristics of an exact cosmogonic polarity, that in the terrestrial manifestation works with a body biologically structured to express the femininity.
Created in spiritual image and likeness of God, the man and the woman are immortal, and have the power to work for their reciprocal sanctification which will lead them into the two paradises: the Earthly first, and the Heavenly after, in accordance with the minor and major Mysteries.
In the Genesis, Moses, expert priest of the Pharaohs, “educated in the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts, 7: 22), makes us understand who the woman is, though having recourse to the allegories, to the myth, following the use of the initiatic schools of the time, and his esoteric explanations, conforming to the ancient Tradition, are comparable to the non-Biblical parallelisms of the myths of Babylon, Persia, India, Greece, China and of the primitive peoples.
There are in the Genesis (written 1,200 years before Our Lord Jesus Christ), passages to keep always present in the memory. The first refers to the history of the creation: “And God said: – Let us make the man to our image, after our likeness -. And God created the man to his image. To the image of God He created him. Male and female He created them.” In this passage is expressed the unity and the differentiation. And there is a significant specification: “It is not good that man be alone” (Genesis, 2: 18). Hence, the importance of the woman in the spiritual life of the man and the role of the man for the spiritual ascent of the woman. The Genesis puts in evidence the image of God in the man and in the woman. What is the meaning of “the image”? All the history of the redemption and the doctrine of the grace answer this question, but the Messiah, the Savior Jesus, summarizes it thus: “You must be perfectti like your Father that is in Heaven”. The deepening of the contents of this ideal of perfection has been referred to in the first booklet of this series. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in “you must”, Jesus sets down the image of God as a task, vocation and mission of the human being, and addresses both the man and the woman. From all this, we deduce that the mission of the woman cannot be only that of a pious virgin, of wife or of mother, because while the Old Testament speaks of the vocation to maternity, in the New Testament there is elevated the ideal of the spirituality of the woman and, let us say it, of its priority over the ordinary marital state. Therefore, the ascesis is necessary for the woman and the man, single or married. The ascesis is however always dual, that is, done in company according to the maxim: “It is not good that man be alone”. You could be single or married, but always sustained and assisted by the affective love of a person of the opposite sex. It is obvious that the ascesis of two beings in virginal love is the most sublime.
The ascesis presupposes the divine concurrence and the spiritual presence of the Eternal, which is powerful when one participates in the rites of an Order truly Initiatic. Continue Reading

Archeosophy is the much desired link to solder the Traditions of the East and the West

In the first Booklet, ‘Archaic Tradition and Foundations for the Archeosophical Initiation‘, we have attributed to Archeosophy the complete knowledge of those principles that are in reference to God, to the problems of the spirit, of the emotive soul and of the eros, to the evolution of the cosmos, to the universal fact of the good and of the evil, to the pain, to the death, to the reincarnation and to the extraordinary means to be saved. We have enunciated the concrete bases of this archaic wisdom, capable of indicating the way to favor the awakening and the development of the latent powers within us: faculties that allow us to explore the superior worlds and to reinstate ourselves in the divine life. With total clarity we have also said that Archeosophy teaches the methods to shorten the duration of the inner evolution, with the aim of putting an end to the chain of reincarnations, with this ‘coming and going’ from the hereafter to the here-and-now and vice versa, lashed by the law of the karma (= destiny, result of the cause and of the effect), entangled in the samsâra or phenomenic world. And since Archeosophy is first of all a way of living, made of psycho-physical expedients, of methods, of operations which take the name of ‘Initiations’, consequently the Illumination, the union with the Divinity can be obtained in a single earthly life (if the person wants it), following one’s own religion, whichever it may be, even if the Christianity is considered by us the best foundation, the most effective launching pad to hurl ourselves into the Kingdom of God, the lost Paradise.
The Christianity, meant in its dual aspect, popular or more profound and without many mysteries, is the ultimate revelation that cannot be substituted by any other religion, because it explains where we come from, why we suffer, what we must do to liberate ourselves.
The Fathers of the Church of the first centuries also indicated the ascetic methods to realize the absolute morality of the Christ.
We have succeeded, with Archeosophy, to carry ourselves even further, thanks to that scientific knowledge that has come to be accumulated in the course of time. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration if we affirm that the integral Christianity and Archeosophy constitute together, for all of humanity and for all of the religions, the ultimate saving synthesis. Archeosophy is the much desired link to solder the Traditions of the East and the West; it is the meeting point of the two esoteric cultures: Hermetism, Kabbalà, Alkimia, Christianity, Islamism, on the one side, and Vedantism, Hinduism, on the other. Continue Reading

The Archeosophical Ascesis

It is the task of the Archeosophical Ascesis to point out to its adherents the itinerary to start on the path of perfection: an itinerary that must concern itself with the whole human being. The human person is not just emotive soul, mind-spirit and eros, but is also body, it has, in brief, material components. Religion, according to us, must strive for the salvation not of just a part of man, but of the whole man. This is confirmed by Jesus Christ who was a physician of bodies and souls, as is witnessed by his healings. We know that some religions place too much emphasis on material elements, while others, on the contrary, center on the spiritual nature of man and woman. An integral religion takes both of these components into account, because, if it were not so, it would condemn to failure the devotees who faithfully entrust themselves to it. The integral religion can be none other than esoteric Christianity, preceded by the exoteric, or popular, one for the masses. If once the great Clement of Alexandria stated: “I keep certain things under silence, by a willful choice, for fear of writing things which I have even avoided saying … I would not give … a sword to a child …” (‘Stromata’ I,1,14,3), today we believe it useful to break, albeit cautiously, this useless and harmful silence. Jesus in his times made use of the twofold language: a public speech and a private dialogue, and he said: “Do not give that which is holy unto the dogs, and do not throw the pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matthew, VII, 6). In two thousand years many things have changed, therefore we do not believe that we are all, without distinction all, dogs or swine. “For everything” – says Ecclesiastes (III, 1-7) – “there is its moment, and for every purpose comes its hour under the heaven … a time to keep silence and a time to speak”. Today, it seems to us that the moment has come to speak. At least to a certain extent, without disclosing to the profane world that which concerns ritualistic initiation. Archeosophy proposes an integral Ascesis, composed, that is, of other integrative asceses which we enumerate as follows:
1) – PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOMATIC ASCESIS, for the physical well being and the maximum balance and performance of the body, its energies, for the purpose of making it a temple of the spirit: a necessary basis for preparing a good karma (destiny) in view of the ‘resurrection of the body’, healthy and beautiful.
2) – SOCIAL ASCESIS, that is the effort, exercise, the methodical and progressive action to become a perfect citizen and to make oneself a spokesman of a new society resting on the pillars of charity, non-violence, reciprocal economic, cultural and spiritual assistance.
3) – MYSTICAL ASCESIS, through an intense devotional life of dialogue with the Divinity; a process of inner transmutation leading to active ecstasy, to the vision of the Light. It is the Alchemist’s Opus in White, the entrance into the Waters of Life, the sojourn of the Saints:  the prelude to a new state of superior ascent towards the Kingdom of God.
4) – THEURGICAL ASCESIS, or progressing with the rites which attract the friendship and help of God, of the Christ, of the Mother, and of the helpful Spirits: Angelic, Archangelic and of the Universal Communion of the Adepts and the Saints.
5) – MAGICAL ASCESIS, the effort and action to dominate the forces of Nature. Read the definition of Magic we have given in our Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archeosophy ( Booklet 40 – first part).
6) – COSMIC ASCESIS, the action and advance towards a syntony or cosmicization with the whole: heavenly bodies, elements, heavens, etc.
7) – SAPIENTIAL OR INITIATIC ASCESIS, that is, the spiritual elevation of oneself through the Knowledge and particular practices leading to an inner transmutation and to the qualitative leap. It is the way to come out of the Waters of the phenomenal world, the going beyond the mystical state, it is the Christic walking above the Waters. It is the perennial wakefulness and the Alchemist’s Opus in Red, that is the royal state of who has finally exited from the game of creation.
All these forms of ascesis will be explained as doctrine and as practice in special booklets, for it would be untimely to insist in this panoramic and introductory treatment, whose only purpose is to inform you about the existence and substance of ‘Archeosofica’. It is obvious that the subject matter presented requires the didactic co-operation of a real Master, who instructs and who clarifies ideas. Only thus will the student transform himself or herself into a Disciple or Discipless, and receive the progressive human Initiation: the real and true integral priesthood, the opening of the consciousness to the spiritual influences of the Cosmic Initiator.
The Cosmic Initiator is only one: the Christ, He who will return to judge the living and the dead. Let us prepare ourselves in good time, before the Angel of Death comes and knocks at our door. He could arrive at any moment, and at any moment we must be ready for the great journey. It would be a serious tragedy not to have already become Children of the Most High, endowed with all the powers of the Adept. Charity and wisdom are a great patrimony, but are not enough to be saved. The crossing of the astral ocean implies meeting the ‘astral delinquency’, the snares of the Guardian of the Threshold, the state of sleep and dream, the tormenting oscillations between awakening and falling asleep again in a world of ghosts, illusions, then the plunge back into a new body here on earth. Only with the Ascesis can one gain self-awareness, the memory of past lives, the conscious rapport with the Reality, because Archeosophy with its practical, experimental methods, indicates how to change the consciousness, the quality of this consciousness, from bestial into human, and from human into superhuman, with the practice of pure esotericism, which is to say, transcendence, initiation and metaphysical realization.   Continue Reading

THE PREREQUISITES OF THE ARCHEOSOPHICAL ASCESIS

When we speak of ‘ascesis’ we are referring to that inner process, that struggle which commits the human being to perfect himself and to ascend the steps towards the union with God. Ascesis is a toilsome work, it is the physical, moral, psychic and spiritual education that we shall explain in the booklets of our program. The ascent or ascesis rests on the knowledge of laws, methods and concepts confirmed by observation and by experimentation:
  1.  the ebb and flow of universal life, that is, the twofold current that constitutes the movement of the world;
  2. the material unity of the universe;
  3. the organic evolution;
  4. the states of consciousness that, along with suggestion and hypnosis, differ from the ordinary state;
  5. the plurality of forms, namely man composed of various subtle bodies presided over by three principles: spirit, emotive soul and erosdynamic soul;
  6. the centers of force and the igneous Power;
  7. the planetary evolution;
  8. the doctrine of reincarnation;
  9. the unity of religions;
  10. the Messiahs and the Christic geocentricism;
  11. the mystic state and the state beyond, or initiatic, etc.
But besides this knowledge, ascesis consists of a preparation of the physical body, of its energetic mechanisms and of the emotive-mental sphere, perfecting and bringing the psychosomatic unity to an openness towards Humanity, the Whole and God. To this end, there exist special gymnastic trainings concerning the entire human compound, to which are added the practices of Theurgy[1], or Divine Magic, and a wise use of the astronomical rhythms. In the present conditions, the official religions, even those endowed with Sacraments, are incapable of guaranteeing the salvation of souls and their spiritual happiness; nor can anything concrete or decisive be achieved by the various societies of esoteric culture, which set out with the good intentions and seriousness of their founders, men or women, but are mired by ascetic laziness and lack of solidarity, and also hampered by the insufficiency of preparation. Their spiritual direction is ineffectual, the spiritual presence disputable. By this we do not want to criticize, because we are all brothers and we must unite, love each other and work together. The times require the co-operation of all, and we offer a Way which is safe, swift, direct, towards the overcoming of one’s own moral, psychic, spiritual and biological state. [1] T. Palamidessi – AVVIAMENTO ALL’ASCESI TEURGICA O ALTA MAGIA – Booklet 19.   Continue Reading

Jesus Christ and the High Initiation

Jesus Christ, the last Messiah in order of arrival on earth, did not deny the fundamental principles of the ancient Mysteries, both great and small, celebrated in the Temples of the High Initiation, did not remove the value of the purifications and the frightful trials which Orpheus, Socrates, Apuleius, Virgil, Homer, Plutarch, and many others, experienced, because Jesus has presented anew the analogous Orphic Mysteries, those of Mithras, etc., the comparable celebrations, the similar experiences of ancient Egypt, but according to a new technique. In the Sanctuaries of India, of Egypt and of Greece, the disciple was put by his instructor into a state of lethargic sleep for three days and three nights, after a preliminary physical and moral catharsis or purification, fasts and prayers. During the lethargy the soul (which is composed of the three principles: spirit, soul and eros, plus the subtle bodies, namely the causal, mental, emotional and etheric) separated itself from the physical body for a certain time, though remaining connected to the body by means of the tenuous silver cord (see in the Bible ‘Ecclesiastes’. XII, 6). Outside of the body the etheric double, that is, the whole of the interpenetrating subtle bodies, being more impressionable and moldable, was for the Initiator the matter on which he could act with his mental force, with his telepathic wave, that of a wise man. The Master imprinted images which worked on the subject throughout his whole life.
These images consisted of visions and trials of life after death, apparitions of demons, monsters, obstacles to overcome, in which took their part fire, earth, air and water, a judgment before the Gods and the final beatific vision. The Master was able to imprint his will indelibly, and on awakening after the long lethargic sleep, the disciple had acquired a fictitious wisdom (that of the master) and the certainty of having seen the hereafter, of having experienced death and resurrection (spiritual rebirth). With this lifelong suggestion, the disciple remained closely dependent on the master, considered himself twice born or re-born. After the coming of the Christ, spiritual rebirth is imposed by the Initiator, but strengthened by the Christic co-presence. The influence received as children in baptism and in Confirmation, when the subtle bodies of the newborn or the child are still impressionable, could be effective if the rites were celebrated in initiatic conditions and by initiates, and the disciple was not a child but one who has to cooperate freely, searching with personal effort. The purpose of the earthly master is the awakening of the soul, the spirit and the eros in us in the Light of God, and in all this the Christian has the privilege of being in the atmosphere, in the spiritual aura, of the Christ, in his ‘Mystical Body’, because the Man Jesus has been penetrated by the Word. There is still more. The Christ is now a force co-present in all humankind, regardless of whether one has been baptized or not. We are all ‘Christophers’, that is, carriers of Christ; carriers of a latent light; a Light that wants to throw light along our evolutionary way until God. Christ wants to see us nourished with the fruit of the Tree of Life, because He is an elder brother who will leave us autonomous after the purification, the spiritual rebirth and the reintegration. The ancient Initiation of the pagans was performed in the lethargic state and by suggestion of a Master, but the new kind of Initiation, the one taught by Christ, is performed in a waking state, in full consciousness, freely, avoiding the dependence of the disciple on the master, achieving out-of-body experiences by one’s own forces, with one’s own will, experiencing a real hereafter, not suggested, not hallucinatory, not hypnotic, but assisted by the inner Christic Light, and by the awakening projection of the earthly Initiator and of the Brothers of the ‘Initiatic Body’ of the Lotus+Cross Order. Continue Reading

The Tradition

The 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. Continue Reading

Exoterism and esotericism

The Archeosophical doctrine is firm in distinguishing between exoterism and esotericism, and holds these two aspects of the truth to be complementary to each other. The great way open to everybody is exoteric religion; the more evolved, more advanced group, is entitled to know and achieve much more, according to the hierarchy of spiritual values. To attain the Knowledge not everyone has the suitable aptitude or qualifications. Titus Flavius Clement of Alexandria and Basil of Cesarea have made this clearly understood. But the complete religion of which every social and legislative rule is a part, are exoterism and esotericism. Archeosophy is the complete religion, because it unifies all religions, it deciphers them, shows the progressive Revelation of the Prophets and of the Avatars, the last of whom was the Christ. On the other hand, it is undeniable that the plurality of religions may have a temporary meaning, whereas man, while he advances, needs the pure knowledge offered by esotericism, because the latter, besides giving the pure knowledge, offers the most suitable means and techniques for knowing and saving oneself. Archeosophical techniques have many points in common with the Orphic and Pythagorean Mysteries, with the Egyptian Mysteries and the marvelous practices, always valid at every latitude and in every age, of the Essenes, the Kabbalists and the Alchemists, with the Yoga methods, and those of the Hesychasts of Mount Athos and Kalambaka, of the Islamic Sufists, but they go even further. You will know it if you follow firmly what we are going to present through written and oral transmission. When we talk of the means to reach the pure knowledge we are referring to the Way which leads us from religion towards a new, truly complete knowledge. The Way is the radius which goes from the periphery to the center, from the human to the divine. On the circumference there may be countless radii, as many as there are points, but always converging at the center. All these radii are so many esoteric ways or methods, appropriate for the human beings placed at the various points of the circumference, consistent with the variety of their individual natures. That is why in the Bible and in the Koran it is written that the ways leading to God are as many as the souls of men. But the center, which is the Truth, God, is only one, as one is the aim of those who aspire to the Truth. The true Archeosopher is without question (we speak from our own personal experience) he or she who knows by means of God, but by induction, since God may be known only to Himself. The Initiate, if he wants to take part in the spiritual life of the Absolute, must tune his strings with those of the Most High. Resonance has its own unbreakable laws, and in order to achieve it, the creatural attributes must disappear in a way, so as to leave only the permanent attributes of God existing, whereby the free Man will find his true reason for being. To such, will lead the catharsis, that is, the Archeosophical purification. Continue Reading

Christian esotericism

Christian esotericism is, in its essence, the bringing to light of the Archaic Tradition, and has always existed since Christ to today, even though the Church of Rome and the Protestants have never consented to its recognition. In spite of all this, the importance and the usefulness of a popular Christianity is not to be excluded, because in the same way as many other religions, it constitutes a first step along the way which leads to the Initiation.
The function of exoterism in religion is to transmit externally a whole of truths, symbols and rites that have become incomprehensible and mysterious to the churchmen themselves, who have lost its meaning along the way taken to teach the people of sleeping intellect. It is the task of the Holy Science, of the metaphysics of the Initiates, to translate the hidden sense of the symbol, to free the seed from the shell and to lead man ever upwards, to the superior state of Edenic reintegration, that is the realization of oneself as Son of God, confirming what the Scriptures said: “You are Gods and Children of God“. Continue Reading

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