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.

  • Home
  • Archeosophical Tradition

Posts Tagged ‘Archeosophical Tradition’

The Samaritan Woman and the transcendental unity of all the religions

Christ spoke of that unique cult, of that transcendental unity of all the religions not to the masters of Israel, not to men, but to a woman, the only one capable of understanding certain theological subtleties and their gigantic purport. The Samaritan woman, even though spoilt by the bestial lustfulness of the man, remained struck and impressed by the words of Jesus and by the affectionate sweetness with which they had been uttered. And in fact, full of enthusiasm, she ran to the town of Samaria to diffuse the news that an unknown man had revealed to her ineffable and new things. A woman then was as important as John the Baptist? One, because he proclaimed that the Messiah had arrived, the other because she said that the Savior was announcing the unification of the cults to call for the aid of God in spirit and truth. But what did Jesus say to the Samaritan, that she remained so shaken and enthusiastic, as to make herself a missionary, spokeswoman of the Son of God? Let us read together the Gospel according to John the Apostle (IV, 1-30 and 39-42): “When the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John, though not Jesus himself did the baptizing, but his disciples, He left Judea and went back to Galilee. Now, it was necessary for Him to cross Samaria. He came, then, in a town of Samaria called Sichar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. There was Jacob’s well. Jesus, then, tired by His journey, sat with simplicity on the well. It was about the sixth hour. A Samaritan woman arrives, to draw water. Jesus says to her: – Give me to drink. – His disciples had gone into town to buy some food (sent by the Savior himself). The Samaritan woman, then, tells Him: – How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for drink from me that am a Samaritan? In fact the Jews are not on good terms with the Samaritans. – Jesus answers: – If you knew the gift of God and who is the one who tells you: Give me to drink, you would have asked of him, and he would have given you a living water. – The woman tells him: – Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. From where then do you take the living water? Are you perhaps greater than our father Jacob, who left us this well, from where he drank, and his offspring and their cattle? – Jesus answered and said: – Whoever drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but he who drinks the water I shall give him will not be thirsty anymore because the water I shall give him will become in him a spring of water that gushes for the eternal life. – The woman tells him: – Sir, give me some of this water, so that I shall not be thirsty anymore and must not come hither to draw anymore. – Jesus says to her: – Go, call your husband and come back here. – The woman answered: – I have no husband. – Jesus tells her: – You said well: I have no husband; in fact, you have had five husbands and the one you have now is not your husband. You spoke the truth. – The woman tells him: – Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our fathers have worshiped on this mountain, while you Jews say that Jerusalem is the only place where one must worship. – Jesus tells her: – Woman, believe me: the hour is about to come when neither in Jerusalem you shall worship the Father, nor on this mountain. You shall worship what you do not know, we worship what we know: because the salvation comes from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: in fact this is how the Father wants his worshipers to be. God is spirit and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth. – The woman tells him: – I know that the Messiah, called the Christ, is about to come and that, when he is come, he will let us know all. – Jesus tells her: – It is I, I who am talking to you. – In the meantime his disciples arrived, and were surprised that he was talking to a woman, but no one of them said: – What do you look for or what do you speak with her? – The woman, then, left her water-jar and went back to the town and told the people: – Come and see a man who told me everything I did. Could he be the Christ? – The people left the town and came to him.”
This account testifies the importance that the Christ gave to the woman, and has the value of a message, ever real, for all women, until the end of the times and beyond. Esteem, love, trust towards the woman whom men did not consider at all, except for the bestial needs of the male. The same disciples remained confused and perplexed seeing the Master give so much of his confidence precisely to a woman. But they asked no questions, as a sign of respect towards their instructor. Who reports the episode is John the Evangelist, the dearest disciple, the esoteric, he whom Christ on the Calvary associated with His own Mother, and who must have been present during the conversation with the Samaritan woman. Please reflect on the connection: Christ, the Woman and John. It is from the latter that springs the esoteric Christianity, more than from Peter. To Peter was given the work to organize the exterior Church with a social character, as the initiative of a Universal Church was of St. Paul, in accordance with the conversation of Jesus with the Samaritan woman. 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

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

Archeosophical Tradition

Archeosophical Tradition and the unity of religions are in full agreement, because the fundamental idea upon which our experimental science of the spirit rests is that of a universal and primordial Tradition from which all religions have sprung, and of which philosophies are a diminished and partial expression, representing all of humanity’s toil to approach religious unity in the course of thousands of years until today. This Tradition is composed of a set of permanent and transcendental principles, whose origin is only partly human, and which are not susceptible to evolution, exactly because they are permanent and transcendental principles. This Tradition is something that has been transmitted from a former state of humankind to its present state. The primordial Tradition is Archeosophy itself, or the integral Knowledge which must have been granted to the so-named Man of Eden, and which Moses, already instructed in the tradition by the Egyptians, indicates in a certain way symbolically in the Tree of Life, defended by the fiery sword of the Cherub.
We find traces of this tradition both in the ‘Minor’ and the ‘Major Mysteries’ of paganism, and in those of the Christian Church of the first centuries, in Islamism, in the Vedanta, etc. The established religions could be said to be simply a degradation of the true tradition, and for this they are a popular or exterior and inferior (exoteric) aspect, a vulgarization, an externalization of an esoteric or initiatic knowledge, reserved, out of necessity, for a group charged with transporting and transmitting it to people of good will, who in the course of time, would forget and partly falsify it. However, anyone who will be able to discover the Archeosophical sense of Christianity, also through the study of texts, the liturgy and the dogmas for popular use, will realize that in the beginning Jesus Christ had given his Disciples the Keys of the Archaic Tradition, that is of Archeosophy, and, therefore, of the truly total Ascesis, that is, the biophysical, mystical in the superior sense, and initiatic Ascesis. Jesus spoke an exoteric or popular language, and an esoteric language, initiatic-heroic, for those who are ready. A reality confirmed by a vast literature and by an oral transmission which we know, and whose roots dig deep in the good soil of the first Fathers of the I, II, III, IV centuries, when the source of the apostolic Tradition was alive and fresh with Saint John the Evangelist, James, Peter, Paul, Justinus, Pantenus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Saint Basil. And what else could have been meant by Saint Basil, Father of the Greek Church, who lived in close contact with the initiated Monks of the Orient, in the year 374 AD in Caesarea of Cappadocia, today Kaisarije in Anatolia, by saying: “We receive the dogmas that have been transmitted to us by right and those that have come to us from the Apostles under the veil and under the mystery of an oral tradition. How could be diffused publicly that which non-initiates are forbidden to contemplate? … This is exactly why many things were transmitted in an unwritten form …” (‘Treatise on the Holy Spirit’, XVII). And Clement in ‘Stromata’ I, chapter XII specifies: “Since the holy tradition could not be something common and public, at least if one realizes the greatness of its teachings, it is necessary to hide ‘this wisdom expressed in mystery’, that the Son of God has taught us.” After having recalled that among the Jews there existed oral teachings, and after having reviewed the Greek philosophy: “Gnosis is a deposit which has been transmitted and has arrived to very few people: it is ‘The Wisdom’ and was communicated orally to some Apostles who had received it from the very mouth of the Son of God” (‘Stromata’ VI, 7). In the year 203 AD, Clement was succeeded by his disciple Origen to continue the work of the Master. In his polemical work ‘Contra Celsum’, Origen confirms the existence of a secret doctrine within the Christian Church, divided into an exoteric or external section, and an esoteric or internal section. In V,19, of his work he says the following: “It is necessary to keep in-store the Royal Secret, to transmit the doctrine of the descent of the souls in the bodies (I do not mean, pay attention, from a body into another), which cannot be placed into the hands of ordinary people. It is enough to represent, in the form of a historical tale, that which is intended to convey, under the veil of the tale, a secret sense.” Continue Reading
For information about Archeosofica and our activities, contact us at info@arqueosofica.org, We will answer You as soon as possible.