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 LOTO+CROCE INITIATIC ORDER

On 4 May 1948, at 2:45 p.m., Tommaso Palamidessi founded in Turin, according to the rites of the Theurgy, the Loto+Croce Initiatic Order. Then, in conformity with the traditional usage, the Founder took the Esoteric Name. With the same criterion, the symbolic change of personality is effected in the new Lotocrucians, with the adoption of an esoteric name.   The Loto+Croce Initiatic Order carries out its action in the world through its brothers, who have different grades and tasks. The Order has 12 Grades, plus one represented by the Founder of the Order or by his substitute. The first 3 grades can be summarized thus: 1st) – Brother Neophyte; 2nd) – Brother Initiate; 3rd) – Brother Master. The other nine grades indicate the different Elected Brother Masters. In all, 12 grades, in which may take part all the citizens of the earth of both the sexes. At the head of these 12 grades there is the Superior Initiator, whose office has the duration of his life. The death of the Superior Initiator implies a successor to continue the activity of the Order, chosen from among the Brothers and Sisters on proposal of the same S.I.; if this is not possible, the election will be made by a Synod of Lotocrucians. The members are organized in groups, or Temples of Assembly, whose direction is entrusted to who has the highest initiatic grade. The central seat of the Lotus+Cross Initiatic Order is Rome, also because the Urbs, in the past, was a center of spiritual radiation with king Numa Pompilius, and later with the same occult Ecclesia. The Order has its symbols, rites and theurgic instruments. To all its grades, have access men and women(1). The name Loto+Croce was given because the flower of the white Lotus has a rich symbolism of its own, as we will see, no less important than the Cross. In the floral symbolism of Ancient Egypt, India, Iran and Palestine, the flower of the Lotus is superior to that of the Rose. It is the meeting between western spirituality and that eastern. The Lotus is the symbol of the reincarnation, of the purity, of the ‘new birth from on high’, of the blossoming of the consciousness purified in the Sun of the Divinity. The Cross is the Horizontal  Initiation and that Vertical, which in fact cross each other, but   represents also the Cross of the Christ, the crucifixion of the egoism in us to let blossom from our hearts the pure love towards the Humanity, all the creatures, the things and God. Of the symbolism inherent in the Loto+Croce emblem, we will speak again. Now, it seems important to us to make known how toilsome and lengthy has been the bringing to life of the ‘Body of Grace‘ of this Order, exactly from the distant 1948 to 1966. The theurgic rites, the deep meditations to create the instrumental substrate of the Initiatic Body have demanded the labors of Hercules, until the Special Divine Presence made itself felt with two extraordinary phenomena during the pilgrimage in the Holy Land, in Jerusalem, 7 April 1966, at 7 p.m., in the Holy Sepulchre, exactly in the place where tradition says that the Cross was driven on the Golgotha. But if this date marked the beginning of a decisive turning point for the spiritual evolution of the Founder, also significant is the other phenomenon which happened to him on the morning of 8 April 1966, on the rock of the Gethsemane. That Easter of Resurrection will remain unforgettable for the Author, because the two unexpected preternatural events healthily unsettled him and made him a participant of the revelation. In the first case, on the point of the Golgotha, a little to the right of the hole, he suddenly felt a drop of blood fall on his skullcap: a hot, living drop which penetrated his brain like a burning iron. And this dripping of blood continued to hammer, day and night, for years. On that occasion, he had the distinct sensation that the drop fell from the upper part of the body of the Christ, because, in an interior vision, he saw the pierced feet of the Redeemer and the wood that surfaced a little from the ground. Jesus was crucified with his feet half a meter from the ground. In the second phenomenon, that of 8 April in the Gethsemane, a whirlwind of force, a mighty light, pervaded who writes, who remained crying and sobbing on the white rock of Christ, for a time that was short, but seemed eternal. His wife Rosa and his daughter Silvestra were to one side praying, but he seemed to be clinging like an anguished shipwrecked person to a rock beaten by the stormy sea. Hisses, moans of the elements, physically heard, and a great blinding light, then the figure of Jesus ablaze like molten gold. Nor did the hot dripping on the head stop. It was a state of profound anguish, that of those who seek God and are unable to detach themselves from the earth, and feel the ripping of their soul being drawn and quartered, by the angels who pull on one side, and the demons on the other. From that moment, many years have gone by, but emotions of this kind remain impressed like a brand of fire. These phenomena, and still many others that we cannot put in writing since they occurred in the course of particular Initiations, provide the guarantee that the Loto+Croce Initiatic Order is a living and active force wanted by the Avatar. The Holy Spirit is upon it, whose symbol is the white Dove. Hence, could also fly away if the Order should yield little, none or bad grain. In the Bible, and in its esoteric commentaries (cfr. Zohar, I, 207b; III, 7a), the Holy Spirit is the Shekhinah. Jesus, according to the Gospel of the Hebrews, says: “A short time ago my mother, the Holy Spirit, took me by one of my hairs, and transported me on the great mount Tabor”. Believe us, to have the special spiritual presence we did not spare ourselves, but new forces are called for to nourish the sacred fire of the Loto+Croce, and these are the right times, because we are moving towards the end of a Cycle. There is not a minute to lose. Today we are alive, tomorrow we may find ourselves motionless in the coffin, without even a moment to collect our forces and call, with humility and love, for the help of Jesus to keep us awake in the passing away, and to benefit by his redeeming and liberating action from the yoke and from the play of the phenomenic world. If the destiny of our reincarnation is true, and of this we have proof, he who dies awake, repenting his sins, overflowing with love for the Humanity, for all the things and the creatures, for the One and Trine God, is mathematically certain of reaching the Paradise, and of not being reincarnated again, neither in this nor in other worlds. To so much, the way of the Loto+Crucian Initiation and the Archeosophical doctrine can lead, followed with courage and will. (1) T. Palamidessi- THE INITIATION FOR THE WOMAN AND THE FEMININE ADEPTHOOD– Booklet 2.   Continue Reading

WHAT AN INITIATIC ORDER IS AND HOW IT IS BORN

Assuming that you have read and studied deeply the concepts of booklet 1, we think it useful to explain about the origins, the formation and the development of an initiatic Order. An Order is, first of all, the institution of a center of spirituality, it is the institution of a priesthood that an individual founds by divine vocation and historical necessity, and also by right of nature when the development of his consciousness is such as to authorize him to create an Order and dilate its spiritual force. In practice, the Order, referring back to the divine intervention in the inner life of every human being, is formed by an earthly Instructor immersed in the light of the special divine presence and by a group of chosen Disciples, followed by others, according to the principles of the initiatic way. What the initiatic way is we have already explained in the other booklets, but we repeat it again: it is an accelerated process of the evolution that realizes in the Initiate what the man of today would probably be capable of becoming only after many centuries of reincarnations by following the ordinary way of the religion. The initiatic way is a science and an art that works bio-physically, psychically and spiritually to obtain the masterpiece of the human species in just one existence. It is the conquest of the sanctity, and of the dominion over our inferior nature, in just one life, with all the means put at our disposal by religion and by the Archeosophical techniques. The Order, to be valid, must have its own force, in a certain way, a soul, in which will make itself felt the spiritual presence of an outer-earthly Master. When a clairvoyant is present where the members of an initiatic Order assemble, they see the colors of the luminous atmosphere becoming intense around the most worthy of the Order. This aura extends itself in all the directions of the space. Each color has its own precise significance, it denotes the virtues, the gifts of perfection. When an Order has fallen into decay or has never been a real Order, it lacks the colors of the aura, or else, they are opaque, null. The possibility of developing the clairvoyance, or of using the Archeosophical instruments is part of our disciplines. Continue Reading

THE INITIATIC TRADITION

We close this introduction with an ardent prayer: read, examine our booklets without preconceptions, with serene soul, with vigilant mind, and above all with humility and love, because with humility and love we have written to you, with humility and love we are looking for you, with humility and love we are working for you, to prepare the way for the Lord who must return. And with us there is always John, the Prophet of the Apocalypse, to whom Jesus left the task of developing the esoteric and invisible Ecclesia, discontinuous and ardent like the fire, instituted on the Calvary when John was made son of the Virgin Mary and brother of Christ, and confirmed on the lake of Tiberias. To Peter was entrusted the flock and the martyrs (lambs), but to John the more evolved humanity with the command of remaining until his return. (John, XXI, 4.25). What return? The end of the times! Those which must still come. John was the only one who could work in silence with other disciples and the Madonna, according to the doctrine that the Zendic Magi had given to Jesus during his infancy, and to his precursor John the Baptist. The visit and the sojourn of the Magi Kings, astrologers, diviners, therapeutists, is connected with the didactic preparation of Jesus and of the Baptist. The Zendic Magi had learned from the Veda and condensed in the Avesta the secret doctrine. This was learned by an inner circle of Hebrews during the time of the deportation in Babylon, and transmitted orally and partly in writing in the Kabbalistic literature, and in the incomplete writings of the Ecclesiasticus, the Book of Wisdom, the Book of Daniel and the Book of Enoch: doctrines that passed to the secret Orders of the Therapeutists, and of the Essenes, and from them to John the Baptist and the Messiah. The Savior, as an envoy of God, had the integral gnosis, that is, the divine knowledge, but as a man he had to study the Holy Scriptures and the popular and secret interpretation of these. It is enough to know that Peter, James, and John in particular, were well informed about the esoteric doctrine of Israel and of its relationship with the teachings of the Sanctuaries of India and of Egypt at that time. So, along this line, walk we of Archeosophy and of the Lotus+Cross Initiatic Order, to serve God and the Humanity. Continue Reading

TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INITIATIC ORDER

To participate in an Initiatic Order is a rare occasion, and perhaps unrepeatable. An Order is like an Ecclesia, an esoteric priesthood, for which one must have the vocation and the call, the humility and the trust in the Order itself and in its finality. But perhaps the vocation is not yet strong enough for this choice. In this case, there is ‘Archeosofica‘, an esoteric school that prepares for the Initiation: a free school for free scholars, who must not feel like pupils nor apprentices, but brothers who listen to the living voice of other brothers, or who wish to learn from their writings, which present the results of strict studies and experiences: Brothers, who have started out with a mentality free of prejudices and who have analyzed, chosen and accepted the best of all the other esoteric schools, ancient and modern. In addition to this, ‘Archeosofica‘, having understood that the Christ is the most qualified to represent the Messiah on earth, since he has taught for all in conformity to their possibility of understanding him, both in the language of the masses, or popular, and according to a more advanced or esoteric dialectic, thus, ‘Archeosofica’, considers Jesus Christ the most complete Master for the Archeosophical didactics. Continue Reading

Pythagoras and the importance of the Woman as an Initiate and Adept

Archeosofica‘ takes care to underline the importance of the Woman as an Initiate and Adept. In India, as in Tibet, the woman is admitted among the Initiates, and has the function of an Initiator. In distant times, when the schools of perfection and of sanctification refused women the right to the Initiation, and relegated them among the mediums and the sibyls, one of the greatest geniuses and Initiates in history, Pythagoras, declared the woman suitable for the celebration of the Mysteries and for the initiatic life. This happened 500 years before Christ.
Pythagoras was born in Samos in 571 and died in Metapontum in 497. A mathematical genius, he prepared the way for the Essenes of the Dead Sea, and for the Therapeutics of Egypt.
Pythagoras did not see only the maternity in the woman, but the precious collaborator, the wonderful companion with whom to climb side by side the steps of the Temple of the human perfection, up to the apotheosis of the Adepthood and of the Theosis. Therefore, he had the courage to tell the women of Crotone that the Initiation was open to the mothers, to the single and to all women who felt the urgent need and the necessity to face the catharsis (purification), demanded by the ascesis, and make themselves Goddesses, that is, Daughters of God. The expression of Pythagoras recalls the Psalm, 82: 6, which says: “I have said: You are gods, all children of the Most High.” And Jesus used the same language when they were about to stone him: “Is it not written in your law: – I said: you are gods -? If He called gods those to whom the word of God was directed, and the Scripture cannot be annulled, to whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, you say: You blaspheme, because I said: I am the Son of God?” (John, 10: 34-36). If Christ places the man on the same level as the woman, both as image and likeness of God, both are considered gods and Children of God if they adhere to His Holy Will.
  Pythagoras knew what he was saying, and speaking more of him, it is not too much to affirm that some ancient authors: Porphyry, Iamblichus and even Clement of Alexandria in his Stromata testify to the excellence of the Pythagorean women, especially Théano of Crete, wife of Pythagoras; his two daughters, Damos and Arignotés; Timychias of Sparta, an Initiate and a martyr under the tyranny of Dionysius.
Pythagoras considered the women to be gifted with excellent intuition and with a contemplative spirit, and he himself, as Aristossenes narrates, learned most of the moral doctrines and of the secrets of the ascesis and theurgy from Temistocleas, priestess of Delphi. It was she who made him understand the Woman in the Initiation. Perhaps because of that happy capability of his, to appraise the initiatic value of the feminine element, he became a strenuous defender of the woman. But he was afraid of provoking equivocal situations, and therefore he made the communities of the female Initiates separate from those of the male Initiates. Continue Reading

WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN THE ORDINARY WOMAN AND THE INITIATED ONE

The ordinary woman has the same spiritual insufficiencies of the ordinary man. She is born and dies in the suffering, in thr drudgery, worried about the home, the family, far away from the religious studies and the extraordinary religious life. She ignores the science of the spirit, that is Archeosophy, and those methods that would save her from a gray, uncertain destiny, with wasted existences. The ordinary woman is a creature tossed about like the remains of a shipwreck lashed by the breakers of the cosmic life. She too is forced, like the ordinary man, to pass from existential cycle to existential cycle, ground by the destiny, immersed in the semi-consciousness and the frightening dreams of the crepuscular life of the death, until, terrified by the play of these demonic images, she flees again towards the earth, to be incarnated in a new body. Nor can she be saved by an elementary religiousness, based on the fear of a hell, that renders the individual a coward in front of God and their own conscience. It is not so for the Initiated woman, animated by the aspiration to cooperate with the divine intelligence, true superwoman, missionary of the Christ, in the full possession of the Wisdom, of the Charity and of the spiritual powers of the ultraphanic clairvoyance. 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
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