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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WHAT THE MINOR AND MAJOR MYSTERIES ARE

The Initiation is the reception of a spiritual force received from a qualified person, and sometimes from God Himself, so that the receiver changes nature and enters, with a special rite, into the Communion of the Initiates, and into the Light of the ‘Great Architect of the Universe‘, wisdom, beatitude and immortality. The ancient Initiation had different grades. The Mysteries were divided into the Minor and the Major. This usage rested on very precise motives. It became characteristic of the esoteric Christianity, and especially of the catechesis school in Alexandria of Egypt, called ‘Didaskaleion’. Its major instructors, after Pantaenus, were: Clement of Alexandria, Origen. Such a School developed also in Caesarea of Palestine, with the participation of Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem, Origen and Gregory the Thaumaturgist. In the lower grades of the Initiation, the teaching consisted of a preparation, called the Small Mysteries(1), so that the Neophyte obtained the mastery in three things: 1st – physical Purification; 2nd – intellectual Synthesis; 3rd – spiritual Perception. In this phase, the pupil was instructed in the seven Arts and Sciences, named Liberal because they were considered compatible with the dignity of the Free Man. Called Trivium and Quadrivium, to the first belonged the propaedeutic disciplines: the Grammar, the Logic and the Rhetoric; to the second belonged: the Arithmetic, the Geometry, the Music and the Astronomy. The Masters trained the pupils in the study of the physiology and anatomy, in the alchemy, in the history of the origin of man, his occult or metaphysiological constitution, the analysis of the soul and of its faculties, the states of the life after the death, the reincarnation. In conclusion, nothing was neglected, in addition to the study of the Holy Scriptures, and the practice of the daily purifications of the body and the consciosness. The mind was trained in concentration and meditation, with a view to go beyond the ordinary states of one’s own consciousness. From the moment the disciple demonstrated he had acquired the theoretical knowledge, he was truly introduced to the practice, and only then was it possible for him, separating the physical body from its energetic or subtle principles, to have an experimental knowledge of the supersensible world. This is proved by the testimony of many ancient authors: “Happy the one who descends into the tomb so Initiated – wrote Pindarbecause he knows the objective of life and the kingdom given by Jupiter“. Apuleius, on his part: “I approached to the borders of death; I pressed my foot on the threshold of Proserpine and returned passing through all the elements; in the middle of the night, I saw the sun shining in all its blinding splendor; I drew near to the gods of the inferno, to the gods of the heaven, I saw them face to face, adored them from near. Here is all I can say” (Metamorphosis). Plato, in Phaedo, writes: “The initiates are sure to go into the company of the Gods …. Who is not initiated sinks in the mud and only who has gone through the mystical life penetrates into the eternity“. In the same sense, we can understand the words of Sophocles: “Blessed those who enter into the kingdom of the shadows as Initiates! For them in this kingdom, the life, for the others, punishments and miseries only“. Plotinus in the Enneads describes the results of the ecstasy of the Initiate who lives the life of the Gods and of the blessed men. The Mysteries reveal the secrets of the Nature, of the Universe, of the great plan of the Logos. The Initiate understood that the cosmic evolution and the human evolution are parallel, comprehended that the development of the man repeats the different phases of the evolution of the whole of the universe. The Initiate knew that the Microcosm is similar to the Macrocosm, and the cycle of the Initiation reproduced, in the human dimension, the great series of cosmic changes to which the initiatic Astrology(1) refers. So, at the end of the cycle of the Initiation, who is fallen, and redeemed by the Providence and by his personal effort, regains the primordial state of divine purity and knowledge. (1) The Small Mysteries can be likened to the Yoga in general. (1) T. Palamidessi- THE BASES OF THE INITIATIC ASTROLOGY- Booklet 21. Continue Reading

THE SPIRITUAL CO-PRESENCE OF THE AVATAR AND THE INITIATIC ORDERS

God incarnates himself in a human body for the love towards his creatures, and the souls that come here between us with the Avatars are souls that incarnate themselves for the last time, they are souls freed for eternity, or which return for compassion. When the Messiahs go away, their work needs to be continued by someone guided and inspired by Them, penetrated by the force that they send in their place. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, the Vivifier, that is, God in action as the creative principle, compared to God as Absolute Being. Who works for the Messiah, supported and inspired by the co-presence of the Holy Spirit, must be ardent, courageous, because the Ecclesia and the initiatic Order lacking in fervor are abandoned by the Spirit. The extinguishing of the great religions was due to the withdrawal of the Holy Spirit, because of the tepidness and aridity of heart of their faithful (not faithful enough). In the Apocalypse of John (III, 14-22) there are precise warnings: “To the angel of the Church of the Laodiceans write: – So, because you are lukewarm, that is neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit you out of my mouth … Who has an ear let him listen to what the Spirit says to the Churches”. More than once, the influence of the Son through the Holy Spirit made itself felt in those who organized themselves in religious Orders for the popular diffusion of religion, or in initiatic Orders instituted for the preaching and the realization of the Christian message in an esoteric sense. After, these centers of spiritual life dried up, fell asleep, so that the influence from on high withdrew, with the perfect spirits which represented it, from almost everything to make itself felt elsewhere. And it could not have been different. Where the charity and the wisdom are lacking in thoughts, words and works, the divine influx withdraws, in conformity with what Christ said in the parable of the seeds and of the sterile fig-tree: “… to whom who has shall be given and he shall abound greatly, but from whom who has not shall be taken away even what he has” (Matthew, XIII, 12-13). “And having seen a fig-tree on the way (Jesus hungered), he came near it, but found thereon nothing but leaves; then he said to it: – May you bear no fruit again for eternity.- And immediately the fig-tree withered away” (Matthew, XXI, 18-20). Thus it happened, has happened and will happen to the initiatic centers when they fail in their task, and their deficiency is to be seen by the absence of fruits. Today, however, there is an initiatic epicenter to give new fervor, new apostolic vigor to the believers in the Great architect of the Universe. This epicenter is the Lotus+Cross Initiatic Order. In it, by logical deduction and subtle intuition, many seekers of the Truth have believed, and, as in the past, there has been no lack of the diffident and the incautious skeptics. After all, the intuition of things true and holy is for the few. A wise Hindu, Shrî Râmakrishna, has said: “It is very difficult to understand the true nature of a pious man, whether he follows the way of love or that of knowledge. The elephant has two kinds of teeth; the exterior tusks which serve simply for ornament, and the internal teeth that are used to chew with. Thus the pious man often hides his real nature and assumes another. The down of the thistle seeds does not fall at the foot of the plant, but is carried far away by the wind and takes root. Thus the spirit of a wise man when it manifests itself is appreciated at a distance.” Continue Reading
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