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 traditional Myth and esotericism

The traditional Myth is always a key that few can undertake to make use of, because it belongs to the world of esotericism. The word ‘myth’ derives from the Greek μύϑος, mitos, that is tale, fable. The mythology was born with the man, and may be considered a secret language and a necessary element of the religion, with the purpose of handing down, from generation to generation, the profound teachings on the origin of the things, of the creation of the world, of the man, of the woman, the intimate life of God, and the methods for protecting the operating spirituality of the humankind.
Myth and cult are two elements soldered to the religious fact. The cult presents itself as the expression of that mystical emotion which is specific to the religion. The myth is the rational comment of the acts of the cult, transmitted through the centuries by means of a fabric of symbols. Of these, the wise know the meaning, but the popular mass of believers hold fideistically to the plot of the mythic tale, because they are not able with the sole force of the reason to penetrate the occult significance of the myth. Besides, the myth is part of an oral or rarely written tradition, for the few who read in it as in an open book. If the chain of sapiential transmission should be interrupted, then the understanding of the myth could be favored by meditating on it: a meditation which calls, in the Initiate, for an inspired intuition.   The myths were conceived by the great priests of the past, when the necessity prevailed of veiling the divine Revelation. However, also today in fully modern times, there is no lack of instances of new additions of a mythical character in the Catholic religion itself, we do not know whether deliberately or unconsciously. Later, when the times are ripe and the minds open, the myth is substituted by a mental creation more ample, more accessible, more moral, to arrive at the value of a metaphysical system. The old myth remains like an obsolete thing, understandable only on condition that it be allegorized as the receptacle of a high religious and moral teaching, or else degraded to the rank of  fable.
In all the religions, some myths persist, that even today have their strength and represent closed or mute books for those who are inexpert in this field. Of the myth, the Alchemists made use to conceal, from those who were not ready, the phases, the operations of transmutation of the ordinary consciousness into an initiatic super-consciousness. But the woman Archeosopher, to fulfill her work, must needs become a knower of myths and, obviously, a decipherer of the myth. Continue Reading

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

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

The Tradition

The Tradition we have mentioned is a river of living water coming from a unique source filtered through the inspired, the Prophets and those who were more than prophets, and exoterism with esotericism proceed directly from their teachings and from the chain of initiatic transmission which issues from them. The circle is large, the center is only one, and from the center the Archaic Tradition has come to those mature men and women inclined to welcome it through numerous radii: Ram, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Pythagoras, Hermes Trismegistus, Plato, Socrates, Plotinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and many, many others. Then there are the transmissions filtered through the most qualified men of India, Greece, China, Palestine, Italy, some of whom have already been mentioned. Now, though there have been many intermediaries and initiatic ways, the different adaptations and centers all stem from the same source. This is true for the Holy Scriptures of the Veda, the Upanishads, the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Corpus Hermeticum, the Koran, etc.
The Holy Scriptures have exegetes, namely, internal and external interpreters. There are specialists solely for the exoteric aspect who rely on the linguistic, theological, logical, literal approaches, but there are also other specialists or experts to decipher the hidden side, the esoteric doctors. These are two totally different fields of action, between which there should be no conflict, but co-operation and integration. In Catholicism, this co-operation is lacking. And yet esotericism takes as a basis and support exoterism, that is religion, theology, its liturgy in the common form, because in reality they are the two aspects of the same doctrine. Everything is dual, above and below. The Gospels and the Old Testament speak at every turn of the twofold aspect of things. The symbolism of the number two should be a matter of reflection for those who persist in negating the second face of religion. Negating the other face of religion, doing nothing for it, or even worse, fighting the message of the Initiates who for centuries have been calling attention to the necessity of esotericism, is to divide Christian brothers, rather than uniting them. 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
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