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 ANCIENT PAGAN MYSTERIC RELIGIONS

In the ancient pagan mysteric religions, active at the time of the dawning Christianity, the mystagogues made use of perceptible means like oil, water, milk, honey, bread, blood, saliva, for the purpose of capturing the supernatural forces and of transmitting them to the faithful, with the aim of obtaining an intimate communion with the divinity. The mystagogue linked to the animal destined for the sacrifice, the energies of the invoked divinity, and distributed the still-palpitating meat, and the blood of the animal immolated to the god, so that the misti could be joined to the divinity. Also in the Christianity, the same phenomenon happened, although with a spirit slightly different. In the pagan mysteries, the contact with the divine forces was sought through the magic, symbolic way, whilst in the Christian mysteries it was God himself who sent the Verb and the Holy Spirit, so as to interpenetrate the perceptible means of the cult and to communicate, like the magnet to steel, all their force to the initiates or misti, in other words, to those who had to conserve the silence about the mystery from those who could not understand. All that was part of the ritual had a precise significance. The colors of the vestments, the perfumes that burned in front of the altar, the instruments, the astronomic times fixed for the ceremonies, all conformed to a precise initiatic doctrine and technique. Then, in time, from the deliberate secrecy it passed to the semi-total amnesia of every transforming value of the symbol. Continue Reading

DEFINITION OF THE MYSTERY

In a narrow sense, the Mystery is a truth that transcends the created intellect, and transcends it so much that, even though revealed and believed, it remains nevertheless obscure and veiled during the mortal life, unless there intervenes the deciphering that the esotericism, to a certain extent, allows of the same mysteries. At least, of a good part of them. The etymology, that is the linguistic origin of the word ‘mystery’, derives from the Greek mysterion, close, hide. We call mystery everything that is kept secret, hidden from those who would not be able to understand its value, namely, the people who are immature and unprepared to understand the eternal truths. Among the Greeks, Mysteries were spoken of to indicate several things: a secret rite (arcanum, sacramentum), or a hidden truth to be communicated to the initiates only, according to the affirmations of Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Plato, Euripides and Aristophanes. If, in the non-Christian traditions, the mystery, and the celebration of the mysteries, constituted for the believers of the exterior religion all that was not understood, and that remained inaccessible to the intellect lacking the initiatic illumination, in the Christianity, the Mysteries also took a character of inscrutability for the mass of the believers not consisting of the Initiates. So that, as then, also today, the Mysteries have remained such for the people little inclined to the meditation and to the high culture. The mystagogy, that is, the initiation to the Mysteries, passed from the ancients to the esoteric Christians, where who was admitted to the Mysteries was called misto. The mystique indicated a secret activity, because it consisted of theurgic ceremonies and doctrines marked by a religious and occult character. The adjective misticos was, in the Hellenic ambient, a form of hidden and mysterious cult, reserved for who was initiated (mìstes), with the arcane ceremonies that headed to the Initiation. Continue Reading
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