Highest state is 'friendship and interior communion with God'

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the Original Jesus A Pagan God?”><BR CLEAR=left|right|all><small></small></span>
<b>“The Mysteries were divided into various levels of initiation, which
led an initiate step by step through ever deepening levels of
understanding. The number of levels of initiation varied in different
Mystery traditions, but essentially the initiate was led from the
Outer Mysteries, in which the myths were understood superficially as
religious stories, to the Inner Mysteries, in which the myths were
revealed as spiritual allegories. First the initiate was ritually
purified. Then they were taught the secret teachings on a one-to-one
basis. The highest stage was when the initiate understood the
true meaning of the teachings and finally experienced what Theon of
Smyrna calls 'friendship and interior communion with God'.”- Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy</b><br><br>
—- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com,” Violet wrote:
> (P.25)The ancient philosophers were not so foolish as to believe
> that the Mystery myths were literally true, but wise enough
> to recognize that they were an easy introduction to the
> profound mystical philosophy at the heart of the Mysteries.
> The Jesus Mysteries
> Was the Original Jesus A Pagan God?
> Chapter 2 - p.25

Dear All,

Yet perhaps, unknown to the ancient philosophers, in the Spirit World in the Kingdom of God the mythologies do come true. It would seem that these mythologies give a deeper spiritual truth of the 'Divine within' that has to be individually realized - and in the Spirit World these mythologies can be witnessed, according to the knowledge that Kash and his siblings have given evidence of. Therefore, this knowledge is not only important evidence to confirm Shri Mataji's incarnation, but it is also knowledge that perhaps the ancient philosophers did not know, about the Spirit World and the Kingdom of God:

“This overriding unity of all messengers of various religions as One was consistently witnessed by Kash throughout all his journeys into the Kingdom of God. It was for this reason that on December 31, 1993, his father requested him to wish Shri Mataji and all the Messengers of God Almighty a“Happy New Year.”

This young child had been meditating for nearly two months and daily provided his father with unassailable evidence that whatever he was witnessing in the Kingdom of God within was not a figment of his imagination, but a Reality greater than that of this earthly existence. And he (together with his brother Arwinder and sister Lalita) always maintained that all the Messengers of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and others were living in perfect harmony in the Spirit World.”



Dear Violet and all,

Namaste - i bow to the Primordial Mother who resides in you!

This is the first time the Great Devi has revealed Herself this way i.e., simultaneously and daily to three siblings from 1993-2007 who bore witness to the Spirit World and the Kingdom of God. She has given irrefutable evidence that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is Her incarnation, the Comforter promised by Jesus Christ. Of even greater significance are the Great Mother's revelations that She is the Shakti/Holy Spirit of God Almighty entrenched in all religions stretching back into time. But most important, relevant and comforting to humanity today is Her Divine Message and Sure Signs of the Resurrection—the promised redemption and salvation of all humans—which is the heart and soul of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

We are Her disciples specifically empowered with the knowledge and faith of the Last Judgment and General Resurrection to bring about the salvation of souls:

“Jesus solemnly assures the disciples that they will, in the future, perform even greater miracles than He. By this He means to say that through the power of the Holy Spirit, they will bring about the greatest miracle of all—the salvation of lost souls.”
(The Randall House Bible Commentary: The Gospel of John)

and even warn Muslims,” You persistently closed your mind to this promise"of the Resurrection! (You need knowledge of the Qur'n to say so.)

So whether you are a pagan, atheist, gnostic or religious person the Divine Mother has given the knowledge and evidence to establish a deep faith in the Divine. The Great Mother/Holy Spirit/Ruh/Adi Shakti/ Aykaa Mayee within personally leads Her devotee to the highest state of human existence, the 'friendship and interior communion with God'.

However, all the bhakti—devotion and reverence for the Divine expressed through rituals, sacrifices, ascetic practices, pilgrimages, donations, idols, hymns, prayers, purifications—will not lead to this highest state. Thus all the bathing at Benares, hajjs to Mecca, drinking holy water at Lourdes, circumambulations of Mount Kailash, flagellations for Hussain, Golden Temple recitations, Ramadan fasts, Navratri penance, and other manmade rituals will never liberate. Of course that includes the rituals and treatments of SYSSR, the Sahaja Yoga Subtle System Religion. Knowledge need not arise from even total dedication of these external religious rituals, as has been the case for millennia.

In the Devi Gita the Divine Mother proceeds to describe Her essential forms. The Devi declares that prior to creation, She is the only existent entity, the one supreme Brahman and is pure consciousness. The Devi Gita is clear about salvation and attainment of eternal life: “Even when a person performs bhakti, knowledge need not arise. He will go to the Devi's Island. Till the complete knowledge in the form of my consciousness arises, there is no liberation.”

As we continue to extract ever more knowledge and evidence that progressively eradicates our inherited religious ignorance and false indoctrination, our consciousness and attention is slowly shifting through daily meditation towards 'friendship and interior communion with God' i.e., the complete knowledge in the form of consciousness. The Holy Spirit/Adi Shakti/Aykaa Mayee/Comforter/Ruh/Antaryamin within is nothing but pure consciousness. Your spirit or soul too is pure consciousness. Consciousness is eternal.

The invisible Spirit is eternal, and the visible world is transitory. The reality of these two is indeed certainly seen by the seers of truth. The Spirit (Atma) by which all this universe is pervaded is indestructible. No one can destroy the imperishable Spirit. Bodies of the eternal, immutable, and incomprehensible Spirit are perishable. The Spirit (Atma) is neither born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into being, or cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, permanent, and primeval. The Spirit is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

The Holy Spirit/Adi Shakti/Aykaa Mayee/Comforter/Ruh/Antaryamin within is nothing but pure consciousness. Your spirit or soul too is pure consciousness. Consciousness is eternal. Only the knowledge of the friendship and interior communion with Her—all in the form of pure consciousness —is liberation! That excludes all rituals, baths, sacrifices, ascetic practices, pilgrimages, donations, idols, hymns, prayers, treatments, circumambulations, flagellations, fasts, recitations, penance and purifications required by religious institutions. The highest state is when we understand the true meaning of the teachings of the Divine Mother and begin experiencing the 'friendship and interior communion with God'. The pagan civilization knew about Self-realization and “The Mysteries"confirm they were far advanced, and still are today over the religions that eradicated and replaced them.

regards to all,


The Jesus Mysteries: Was the Original Jesus A Pagan God?”><BR CLEAR=left|right|all><small></small></span>
<b>“The Mysteries - Part 1</b><br><br>

<i>'Blest is the happy man<br>
Who knows the Mysteries the gods ordain, <br>
And sanctifies his life,   <br>
Joins soul with soul in mystic unity,<br>
And, by due ritual made pure,  <br>
Enters the ecstasy of mountain solitudes; <br>
Who observes the mystic rites   <br>
Made lawful by the Great Mother; <br>
Who crowns his head with ivy,  <br>
And shakes his wand in worship of Dionysus.'[1] <br><br>

- Euripides</i> <br><br>

Paganism is a 'dead' religion - or more accurately an 'exterminated'
religion. It did not simply fade into oblivion. It was actively
suppressed and annihilated, its temples and shrines desecrated and
demolished, and its great sacred books thrown onto bonfires. No
living lineage has been left to explain its ancient beliefs. So, the
Pagan worldview has to be reconstructed from the archaeological
evidence and texts that have survived, like some giant metaphysical
jigsaw puzzle.<br><br>

(P.19) 'Pagan' was originally a derogatory term meaning 'country-
dweller', used by Christians to imply that the spirituality of the
ancients was some primitive rural superstition. But this is not true.
Paganism was the spirituality which inspired the unequalled
magnificence of the Giza pyramids, the exquisite architecture of the
Parthenon, the legendary sculptures of Phideas, the powerful plays of
Euripides and Sophocles, and the sublime philosophy of Socrates and
Plato. <br><br>

Pagan civilization built vast libraries to house hundreds of
thousands of works of literary and scientific genius. Its natural
philosophers speculated that human beings had evolved from animals.
[2] Its astronomers knew the Earth was a sphere[3] which, along with
the planets, revolves around the sun.[4] They had even estimated its
circumference to within one degree of accuracy.[5] The ancient Pagan
world sustained a population not matched again in Europe until the
eighteenth century.[6] In Greece, Pagan culture gave birth to the
concepts of democracy, rational philosophy, public libraries, theatre
and the Olympic Games, creating a blueprint for our modern world.
What was the spirituality that inspired these momentous cultural

Most people associate Paganism with either rustic witchcraft or the
myths of the gods of Olympus as recorded by Hesiod and Homer. Pagan
spirituality did indeed embrace both. The country people practised
their traditional shamanic nature worship to maintain the fertility
of the land and the city authorities propped up formal state
religions, such as the worship of the Olympian gods, to maintain
the power of the status quo. <br><br>

It was, however, a third, more mystical, expression of the Pagan
spirit which inspired the great minds of the ancient world. The
thinkers, artists and innovators of antiquity were initiates of
various religions known as 'Mysteries'. These remarkable men and
women held the Mysteries to be the heart and soul of their culture.
(P.20) The Greek historian Zosimos writes that without the
Mysteries 'life for the Greeks would be unlivable' for 'the sacred
Mysteries hold the whole human race together'.[7] The eminent Roman
statesman Cicero enthuses: <br><br>

<i>'These Mysteries have brought us from rustic savagery to a cultivated
and refined civilisation. The rites of the Mysteries are called
“Initiations“And in truth we have learned from them the first
principles of life. We have gained the understanding not only to live
happily but also to die with better hope.'[8]</i><br><br>

Unlike the traditional rituals of the official state religions, which
were designed to aid social cohesion, the Mysteries were an
individualistic form of spirituality which offered mystical visions
and personal enlightenment.[9] Initiates underwent a secret process
of initiation which profoundly transformed their state of
consciousness. The poet Pindar reveals that an initiate into the
Mysteries 'knows the end of life and its God-given beginning'.[10]
Lucius Apuleius, a poet-philosopher, writes of his experience of
initiation as a spiritual rebirth which he celebrated as his
birthday, an experience for which he felt a 'debt of gratitude' that
he 'could never hope to repay'. [11] Plato, the most influential
philosopher of all time, relates: <br><br>

<i>“We beheld the beatific visions and were initiated into the Mystery
which may be truly called blessed, celebrated by us in a state of
innocence. We beheld calm, happy, simple, eternal visions, resplendent
in pure light.'[12]</i> <br><br>

The great Pagan philosophers were the enlightened masters of the
Mysteries. Although they are often portrayed today as dry 'cademic'
intellectuals, they were actually enigmatic 'gurus'. Empedocles, like
his master Pythagoras, was a charismatic miracle-worker.[13] (P.21)
Socrates was an eccentric mystic prone to being suddenly overcome by
states of rapture during which his friends would discover him staring
off into space for hours.[14] Heraclitus was asked by the citizens of
Ephesus to become a lawmaker, but turned the offer down so that he
could continue playing with the children in the temple.[15]
Anaxagoras shocked ordinary citizens by completely abandoning his
farm to fully devote his life to 'the higher philosophy'.[16]
Diogenes owned nothing and lived in a jar at the entrance of a temple.
[17] The inspired playwright Euripides wrote his greatest tragedies
during solitary retreats in an isolated cave.[18] <br><br>

All of these idiosyncratic sages were steeped in the mysticism of the
Mysteries, which they expressed in their philosophy. Olympiodorus, a
follower of Plato, tells us that his master paraphrased the Mysteries
everywhere.[19] The works of Heraclitus were renowned even in ancient
times for being obscure and impenetrable, yet Diogenes explains that
they are crystal clear to an initiate of the Mysteries. Of studying
Heraclitus he writes: <br><br>

<i>'It is a hard road to follow, filled with darkness and gloom; but if
an initiate leads you on the way, it becomes brighter than the
radiance of the sun.'[20]</i> <br><br>

At the heart of Pagan philosophy is an understanding that all things
are One. The Mysteries aimed at awakening within the initiate a
sublime experience of this Oneness. Sallustius declares: 'Every
initiation aims at uniting us with the World and with the Deity.'[21]
Plotinus describes the initiate transcending his limited sense of
himself as a separate ego and experiencing mystical union with God:<br><br>

(P.21)<i> 's if borne away, or possessed by a god, he attains to
solitude in untroubled stillness, nowhere deflected in his being and
unbusied with self, utterly at rest and become very rest. He does not
converse with a statue or image but with Godhead itself. And this is
no object of vision, but another mode of seeing, a detachment from
self, a simplification and surrender of self, a yearning for contact,
and a stillness and meditation directed towards transformation.
Whoever sees himself in this way has attained likeness to God;
let him abandon himself and find the end of his journeying.'[22]</i> <br><br>

No wonder the initiate Sopatros poetically mused, 'I came out of the
Mystery Hall feeling like a stranger to myself.'[23]<br><br>

What were these ancient Mysteries that could inspire such reverent
awe and heartfelt appreciation? The Mystery religion was practised
for thousands of years, during which time it spread throughout the
ancient world, taking on many different forms. Some were frenzied and
others meditative. Some involved bloody animal sacrifice, while
others were presided over by strict vegetarians. At certain moments
in history the Mysteries were openly practised by whole populations
and were endorsed, or at least tolerated, by the state. At other
times they were a small-scale and secretive affair, for fear of
persecution by unsympathetic authorities. Central to all of these
forms of the Mysteries, however, was the myth of a dying and
resurrecting godman.<br><br>

The Greek Mysteries celebrated at Eleusis in honour of the Great
Mother goddess and the godman Dionysus were the most famous of all
the Mystery cults. The sanctuary of Eleusis was finally destroyed by
bands of fanatical Christian monks in 396 CE, but up until this
tragic act of vandalism the Mysteries had been celebrated there for
over 11 centuries.[24] At the height of their popularity people were
coming from all over the then known world to be initiated: men and
women, rich and poor, slaves and emperors [25] - even a Brahmin
priest from India.[26]... <br><br>

<b>Why did the myth enacted by the Mysteries have such a profound effect? </b><br><br>

<b>Encoded Secret Teachings </b><br><br>

In antiquity the word 'mythos' did not mean something 'untrue', as it
does for us today. Superficially a myth was an entertaining story,
but to the initiated it was a sacred code that contained profound
spiritual teachings.[37] Plato comments, 'It looks as if those also
who established rites of initiation for us were no fools, but that
there is a hidden meaning in their teachings.'[38] He explains that
it is athose who have given their lives to true philosophy' who
will grasp the 'hidden meaning' encoded in the Mystery myths, and so
become completely identified with the godman in an experience of
mystical enlightenment.[39]<br><br>

The ancient philosophers were not so foolish as to believe that the
Mystery myths were literally true, but wise enough to recognize that
they were an easy introduction to the profound mystical philosophy at
the heart of the Mysteries. Sallustius writes: <br><br>

(P.26) <i>'To wish to teach all men the truth of the gods causes the
foolish to despise, because they cannot learn, and the good to be
slothful, whereas to conceal the truth by myths prevents the former
from despising philosophy and compels the latter to study it.' [40]</i><br><br>

It was the role of the priests and philosophers of the Mysteries to
decode the hidden depths of spiritual meaning contained within the
Mystery myths. Heliodorus, a priest of the Mysteries, explains:<br><br>

<i>'Philosophers and theologians do not disclose the meanings embedded
in these stories to laymen but simply give them preliminary
instruction in the form of a myth. But those who have reached the
higher grades of the Mysteries they initiate into clear knowledge in
the privacy of the holy shrine, in the light cast by the blazing
torch of truth.'[41] </i>   <br><br>

The Mysteries were divided into various levels of initiation, which
led an initiate step by step through ever deepening levels of
understanding. The number of levels of initiation varied in different
Mystery traditions, but essentially the initiate was led from the
Outer Mysteries, in which the myths were understood superficially as
religious stories, to the Inner Mysteries, in which the myths were
revealed as spiritual allegories. First the initiate was ritually
purified. Then they were taught the secret teachings on a one-to-one
basis.[42] The highest stage was when the initiate understood the
true meaning of the teachings and finally experienced what Theon of
Smyrna calls 'friendship and interior communion with God'. <br><br>

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<small><b>Notes:</b> <br>

[1] Euripides, 'the Bacchae', 194, lines 74-83 <br>

[2] Kirk and Raven, (1957), 393, Anaxagoras fr. 532; see 141,
Anaximander fr. 140 <br>

[3] The earliest mention of a spherical Earth in the West is in
Plato, 'Phaedo', 110b, although Diogenes Laertius tells us that it
was Pythagoras who first called the Earth round, see Guthrie, K.S.
(1987), 154. The Alexandrian scholar Eratosthenes (275-194 BCE)
asserted that if one sailed westward from Spain one would eventually
reach India, see Marlow, J. (1971), 72.<br>

[4] Kirk and Raven, op.cit., 257, fr. 329: 'Most people say that the
earth lies at the centre of the universe but the Italian philosophers
known as Pythagoreans take the contrary view. At the centre they say,
is fire, and the earth is one of the planets creating night and day
by its circular motion about the centre.' The Pythagorean theory was
later adopted by the astronomers of the Alexandrian library:
'ristarchus of Samos hypothesises ... that the earth is borne around
the sun on the circumference of a circle.' See Walbank, F.W. (1981),
185. Aristarchus was Eratosthenes' successor as Chief Librarian; see
Marlow, op.cit., 74.<br>

[5] Marlow, J. op.cit., 71. Eratosthenes' calculation was correct
with an error of less than 1 per cent. <br>

[6] Lane-Fox, R. (1986), 47. Augustus ruled over an empire of over
100 million people. In Egypt, for example, the population did not
approach eight million again until the mid-nineteenth century. <br>

[7] Quoted in Kerenyi, C. (1967), 11. Zosimos is commenting on the
laws passed in the fourth century CE by the Christian Emperor
Valentinian to prohibit the celebration of the Greek Mysteries of
Eleusis. They were regarded by local authorities as unworkable
because the Mysteries were still held in such high esteem.<br>

[8] Campbell, J. (1964), 268, quoting Cicero, 'On the Laws', 2.36 <br>

[9] Burkert, W. (1985), 291:'Dionysus is the god of the exceptional.
As the individual gains in independence, the Dionysus cult becomes a
vehicle for the separation of private groups from the polis.
Alongside public Dionysiac festivals there emerge Dionysus
mysteries.' Guthrie, W.K.C. (1952), 50: 'It is this emergence of
mystery religions into the stream of history that is meant by
those who refer to the great religious revival of the sixth century.
Henceforth ... the choice of belief being a matter of individual
temperament.' See Wallis, R.T. (1992), 28, which records Jaeger's
view that 'From the fourth century BC on, the form of Greek religion
that appealed to most people of higher education was not the religion
of the Olympic gods but that of the mysteries, which gave the
individual a more personal relationship with the godhead.' The
Mystery religions were ideally suited to the conditions following
Alexander's conquest, when previously discrete cultures were thrown
together. The science of comparative religion was born and old
national and racial deities reinvented. The new Mediterranean 'koine'
presented to the individual new challenges and new opportunities. The
individualistic salvation cults of the Mysteries flourished
in this environment. <br>

[10] Burkert, op.cit., 289. The mystical understanding that the end
and the beginning are One is a sentiment expressed by many initiates.
In Greek initiation is atelete', meaning ato finish', but when Cicero
translated the concept into Latin he used 'initiatio', meaning ato
begin'. That both terms can be true is a reflection of this paradox.
To the initiate the moments of birth, death and initiation are the

[11] Lucius Apuleius, 'the Golden Ass', 187, Chapter 18: athis was
the happiest day of my initiation, and I celebrate it as my
birthday ... I remained for days longer in the temple, enjoying the
ineffable pleasure of contemplating the Goddess's statue, because I
was bound to her by a debt of gratitude that I could never hope to
repay.' <br>

[12] Plato, 'Phaedrus', 250b-c<br>

[13] Kingsley, P. (1995), Chapter 24. Kingsley states that the
current state of research on the Presocratic philosophers has reached
crisis point. Post-enlightenment classical scholars were as
embarrassed by the mysticism and 'miracle-mongering' of men like
Pythagoras and Empedocles as they were of the supernaturalism of the
New Testament. Consequently Plato's indebtedness to the Mysteries and
to Orphic/Pythagorean doctrines was ignored or misunderstood. Only
now are historians beginning to acknowledge that 'rational'
philosophy emerged from a wave of Oriental mysticism that swept
Greece in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. See Boardman, Griffin
and Murray (1986), 115:'The development of science and philosophy was
concurrent with, and to some extent implicated in, the spread of
untraditional doctrines derived not from pure reason but from
oriental myth.' <br>

[14] Plato, 'Symposium', 220c-d <br>

[15] Kirk and Raven, (1957), 183. Orphaned children in Ephesus were
looked after in the Temple of Artemis, the 'Great Mother' of Asia
Minor. It was to this temple that Heraclitus donated his famous book.
The bear was Artemis' totem animal, probably on account of its
fiercely protective mother instinct. The children of the temple were
known as 'cubs'.<br>

[16] Plutarch, 'Life of Pericles', 16<br>

[17] Diogenes and Antisthenes were the disciples of Plato and the
originators of Cynic philosophy. <br>

[18] Euripides was the last of the Classical Greek tragedians; athe
Bacchae' was his last work. The cave in which it is thought Euripides
worked and meditated has recently been discovered near Salamis. <br>

[19] Kingsley, op.cit., 112, making clear his belief that large parts
of Plato's philosophy derive from the teachings of the Mysteries. The
Mysteries were shaped by the religious movement of Orphism and
Pythagoreanism which swept Greece in the sixth and fifth centuries
BCE. Pausanias, referring to a secret Pythagorean doctrine, says,
'Whoever has seen the Mysteries or read the books of Orpheus will
know what I mean,' implying that the sayings of Orpheus formed a
liturgical accompaniment to the performance of the sacred rites. A
recently discovered fragment by Plato's nephew Speusippus, who took
over the Academy after Plato, leaves us no doubt that he saw Plato as
the successor of Pythagoras, see Burkert, W. (1972), 62. Aristotle
also points out the dependence of Plato on Pythagoras, see Kingsley,
op.cit., 111. Photius said that Plato was entirely dependent on the
Italian Pythagoreans, and Numenius of Apamea claimed that Plato
derived all his doctrines from Pythagoras, see Boardman, Griffin and
Murray, op.cit., 700. Proclus tells us that 'Plato received all his
knowledge of divine matters from Pythagorean and Orphic writings' and
Moderatus of Gades severely criticized Plato, accusing him of using
the ideas of Pythagoras without giving him credit where it was due,
see Guthrie, K.S. (1987), 41. The Mysteries, Orphism, Pythagoreanism
and the philosophy of Plato can only be understood as a unified
whole. Unfortunately the key to this mystery was the secret imparted
during initiation, a secret which initiates invariably took with them
to the grave. <br>

[20] Kahn, C.H. (1979), 95, quoting an epigram attributed to Cleanthes <br>

[21] Angus, S. (1925), 70, quoting from 'Concerning the Gods and the
Universe', 4  <br>

[22] Quoted in Gregory, J. (1987), 188; slightly adapted <br>

[23] Burkert, W. (1992), 90, quoting Sopatros, 'the Rhetorician',
8.114  <br>

[24] Angus, op.cit., vii. Eleusis was destroyed by Alaric the Goth
aided by Christian monks.  <br>

[25] Burkert, W. (1985), 286, and see Willoughby, H.R. (1929), 38,
which also presents evidence that women and slaves were admitted to
the rites. Numerous Roman nobles and Emperors were initiated at
Eleusis, including Sulla, Mark Antony, Cicero, Augustus, Claudius,
Domitian, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius, see Magnien, V. (1938), 25ff. <br>

[26] Kerenyi, C. (1967), 100ff. The Brahmin priest Zarmaros went as an
ambassador to Emperor Augustus from King Poros of India. Augustus,
initiated himself in 31 BCE, decreed that the Eleusinian Mysteries
should be celebrated out of season to initiate his guest. At the
climax of the Mysteries, when the sanctuary opened and the great fire
blazed forth, Zarmaros astonished onlookers by walking directly into
the flames. <br>

[37] Fidler, D. (1993), 6: 'the teachings of the mystery religions
were characteristically embodied in allegory, myth, and symbolic
imagery, both as [38] Plato, 'Phaedo', 69c
[39] Ibid., 69d: 's those who understand the mysteries say,” There are many who bear the wand, but few who become Bacchoi.”' Becoming one with the godman was the goal of the Mysteries.
[40] Quoted in Fidler, op.cit., 23. Sallustius also writes: athe universe itself can be called a myth, since bodies and material objects are apparent in it, while souls and intellects are concealed,' see Ehrenberg, V. (1968), 5.
[41] Heliodorus, 'an Ethiopian Story', 9.9, quoted in Fidler, op.cit., 322, note 46
[42] Kingsley, P. (1995), 367. A beginner was called a 'mystae', which means 'eyes closed' and is the root of our words 'mystery' and 'mysticism'. The 'mystae' were those who had not yet understood the secret Inner Mysteries. The higher level of initiates were called 'epoptae', meaning ato have seen'. The 'epoptae' were those who had understood the Inner Mysteries.

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New Age Children
Miracle Photo
Meeting His Messengers
Age Of Aquarius
Mayan End Age 12-21-2012
Our Conscious Earth
Adi Shakti's Descent
Witnessing Holy Spirit's Miracles
Jesus' Resurrection
Book Of Revelation
His Human Adversary
Kitab Al Munir
Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
His Light Within
His Universe Within
His Beings Within
Subtle System
Lectures To Earth
Shri Mataji
Drumbeat Of Death
Lalita Kaur McGill University
Table Of Contents
Contact Us
Declaration of the Paraclete
The Paraclete opens the Kingdom of God
Cool Breeze of the Resurrection - BBC 1985
The Supreme Source Of Love 1985
The Great Mother
The Vision Part One
The Vision Part Two
The Vision Part Three
The Vision Part Four