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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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

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

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

ARCHEOSOPHY

     Archeosophy is the integral knowledge, it is the archaic wisdom or, in other terms, the ‘Science of principles’; it is derived from the Greek terms archè = principle, and sophìa = wisdom. Archeosophy facilitates the knowledge of the superior worlds through the development in man of new senses, defined as spiritual.      Archeosophers constitute in the modern world of scientific, philosophical, religious, artistic, political and philological culture, a free and voluntary brotherhood of people of both sexes, who want to cultivate the life of the spirit in themselves and in society, on the basis of the integral knowledge of the physical and spiritual world.
     Archeosophy is not only a philosophy that explains the origin and the end of man and of the cosmos of which he is a part, but it is first of all a pure experimental method; it never loses sight of the fact that philosophy has been the surrogate, often unreliable, for the moral and intellectual support of man, who watches impotently at his and others’ caducity from birth to death. It holds that philosophy was born when man lost his spiritual contact with the Absolute or Arkè, that is, as soon as his dialogue and life of union with God became increasingly obfuscated, fragmentary and doubtful. Philosophy became, in a sense, the instrument for formulating the working hypothesis, the theoretical way to return to the Arkè, full of strident contradictions. So Archeosophy, before being a philosophy, is continuous experimentation, deep knowledge of ourselves (gnosis), of nature and of God; it is the reinstatement in the Primordial Tradition, as a true, real and living contact with the supersensible worlds. Today, Archeosophy is the only way and stairway possible to effect a gradual ascesis, and it is the unique organization ensuring initiatic assistance to its members.
He who presents the doctrine has observed a discipline,  regimes of  ascetic life, has done everything in his power and everything he has been allowed to do, thereby  ascertaining with his own eyes, and not those of another, that man does not die with the dissolution of the flesh, but continues his experiences in other worlds, and when it is necessary returns to earth in other bodies in different historical ages; that he pays in accordance to the Law of cosmic Justice, and co-operates, according to his capabilities, towards his own evolution and that of the kingdoms: vegetable, mineral, animal and human.
Archeosophy, before becoming a doctrine, was and is experience which makes one re-ascend to the first principles, through the practice of numerous asceses, each one, as we shall see, with different characteristics, but with finalities converging towards the Absolute. One of the experiences of these asceses is voluntary apparent death, the out-of-body experience, or the emergence of the energetic man from the physical body, in order to visit, explore and make conscious contact with the different planes or worlds and with their guardians and inhabitants: an out-of-body experience or a return journey undertaken in full consciousness. Archeosophy is therefore a philosophy a posteriori,  because the experimenters who are part of its groups have discovered and learned the true psycho-biosophic and spiritual methods to tread, one by one, the steps of the many and different initiations. When we say that we ensure initiatic assistance to our members, we mean that a specialized and particularly gifted group has been formed among us, ready to give to those who ask for it, and who have the required quality, the so-called Horizontal or Human Initiation. The projection of psycho-biophysical forces from the Initiator to the initiant is the prime condition to make possible the Vertical Initiation, from On-high, directly from the divine energies. To receive in the intimacy of one’s spirit the visit of love from the King of the Universe, the help of someone qualified is always indispensable: the Initiator – the authentic living ‘instrument of a real ‘Initiatic Body’- who has the power to open and close, with the appropriate keys, the doors of man as a whole, composed of a physical body, energetic bodies, Eros, emotive Soul and Spirit. We are dealing, in the ultimate analysis, with a delicate operation of the greatest ability, a true act of psychurgy, a delicate intervention of responsibility, requiring, in addition to competence, an effective initiatic purifying power. Continue Reading

WHERE WE COME FROM AND WHERE WE ARE GOING TO

The thirst for knowledge, sooner or later, in one age or in another, surfaces in the mind with its eternal questions: “Who are we? What are we living for? Where are we going to? Where do we come from? Do we have a soul which survives the decomposition of the body or does it perish with it? Is there another life after the present one? Will it be better or worse than this one? Is there a God who watches over us and looks after us, both loving and demanding, to whom we will have to answer for all, thoughts, words and actions? Is there a reward for the person who does good and a punishment for the person who does wrong? Is there a logical reason for the person who suffers in poverty and illness, lacking affection and assistance, or does matter in motion solely and uniquely exist with its inexorable dialectic and a discomforting, eternal becoming without a finality?” This is the nagging thought which lies in ambush, waiting in the depths of the consciousness of everyone and appearing in all its enigmatic spectrality in moments of dejection, solitude, pain, or in front of the drama of death.
Who has faith tells himself: man[1] as a spiritual individual, comes from God and returns to Him, but he returns qualitatively changed in wisdom and love when he listens to the word of the Omnipotent. Who has faith also says that who is obstinate in ignorance and in wickedness loses the way to return, with all the consequences involved. Hence the question:  “Where does man come from and where is he going“, is a problem long solved for the category of believers, but not for all. Besides, faith alone is not enough when one tends towards science and technology, or everything which has a taste of measurement and of objective, concrete and tangible demonstration. For those who ask themselves all these questions, but want facts, we propose Archeosophy. What Archeosophy is, will be amply explained in the introductory sense in this booklet. For the moment, it is enough to know its etymological meaning, from the Greek Archè, which means God, beginning of all beginnings, and Sophìa, which corresponds to science, wisdom. Saint Paul hands down a refined definition of this in his First Epistle to the Corinthians, 2:6-16, and in Colossians, 1:26. This is what he says: “Among the perfects we speak of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world, nor of the powers of this world that are to be destroyed, but we speak of a wisdom of God (= Archeosophy) shrouded in mystery which has been hidden, and which God predestined before the centuries for our glory.”
Archeosophy wants to give the world – on the basis of three scientific experiments – the proof already acquired that the spirit of Man (in a generic sense called the soul), the I or Man-force, survives the corporeal decomposition and it manifests itself after death spontaneously and tangibly when and where the ‘ecological’ conditions prevail, that is, the environmental influence which these three experiments have long specified. These three experiments use very precise techniques or methods to produce the following phenomena: 1)-Bilocation or out-of-body experience of the volitive, emotive and thinking I from the body which stays in a vegetative state for a period of time set by the experimenter. Bilocation may take place on the physical or three-dimensional plane, or on the supersensible pluri-dimensional one (the Hereafter). It has various functions, among which is the explorative. 2)-The experience of the remembrance of some past lives to confirm the hypothesis of reincarnation; the identification of geographical places, objects, names and all that concerning previous lives. 3)-Spiritualistic and ultraphanic communications through the sensitive and spontaneous mediums and those trained in the Archeosophical techniques. In other words, the making use of messages from the Hereafter.
These three experiments (the ways to carry them out are the subject of our booklets), supply irrefutable and scientific evidence of the survival of the human soul, thus confirming the affirmation of the Churches of all times based on the truths revealed by God to Man.   ‘Archeosofica’, as a school with its headquarters in Rome and with study Centers in many countries, was founded by Tommaso Palamidessi on September 29, 1968. It indicates other techniques with new finalities, superior to the three above-mentioned experiments. These are psychosomatic and instrumental methods to help in the development and transmutation of the essence itself of the I, in view of an itinerary of the overcoming of oneself, of self-awareness, and of the journey towards the safest and happiest of refuges: God.
[1]Please note- In the Italian usage, “man”, “he”, etc may intend both male and female. This usage has been maintained to stay as faithful to the original as possible (Translator’s note).   Continue Reading
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