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Living Gnosis: meditation, yoga, astral projection, tantrism - Schools and Practice
“Man’s possibilities are very great. You cannot even conceive a shadow of what man is capable of attaining. But nothing can be attained in sleep.”
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
In his tireless quest to deepen his experience of the great metaphysical questions of life, the human being has always sought out the practical means to gain the answers. This quest has brought him to push the limits of the human body’s possibilities so as to raise this experience in order to reach direct understanding of the mysteries of life and death. Still today, the possibilities of the body are underestimated within modern science, despite recent promising attempts.
This has not however prevented the people of the Earth, since ancient times, from discovering numerous faculties that did not fail to leave their mark in history. We need only think of the numerous writings stemming from all the traditions and religions, filled with strange, mystical and transcendental phenomena.
In more recent times, the authentic paranormal phenomena, though many still doubt such things exist, are very real for those who have experienced them directly and for their witnesses. In fact, several groups of researchers are studying these phenomena today, with great interest and scientific rigor. Soon, no one will be able to doubt the existence of the extraordinary faculties of the human body.
Astral projection, conscious dreaming, the forces of nature, the powers of meditation, ancient yoga, sacred sexuality, mystical levitation, intuition, clairvoyance, super consciousness… these belong to the occult science of the body, the soul and the spirit.
Nevertheless, these uncommon faculties, as strange and grandiose as they may be, have never been the main goal of the ancient Knowledge of the ancient peoples. They are rather the consequences of a quest far greater and more important: the regeneration and spiritual elevation of the individual, the intimate autorealization of the Being.
In a certain manner, we can say that once the incorporated soul succeeds in purifying the inferior elements that inhabit the psyche and incarnates what is most divine in the individual, the body then develops faculties that are beyond what is normally known to be possible. Though this process belongs to an advanced science, its application is an acute art that unites practical philosophy with an inspired, mystical state.
The procedures and methods which were proposed over the centuries in order to attain this awakening of the human person are numerous.
The ancient temples, the religious orders, the esoteric groups, the schools of meditation and of yoga, etc., have all suggested concrete methods.
It is through specific practices that the elements have been scientifically arranged by the awakened beings who have taught them, to put the forces of the body into activity as well as the forces of nature and of the cosmoses.
Prayer, meditation, contemplation, ancient rites, divine invocation; all of these practices have a precise structure that place specific energies into activity within and around us.
By studying the history of humanity, we come to the conclusion that in this domain, there has always existed three primordial ingredients: an intelligible spiritual teaching, a required particular emotional state, and a specific didactic concerning the body… in connection with the spirit, the soul and the body of the experimenter.
As a matter of fact, we find a large variety of these three principal ingredients in the practices of different institutions and schools, both ancient and modern.
The objective of Gnosis has always been to retransmit each of these three ingredients in their totality, without diminishing or altering them, but rather by integrating them into a living whole.
In this sense, contemporary Gnosis retransmits all the pieces of the ancient Tradition, by according an equal importance to the philosophical, devotional and practical aspects. It is thus a global teaching of regeneration, because we must not forget the true goal of these practices: regeneration and exaltation; the awakening.
Gnosis recognizes all of these practices – seeing as they were originally issued from it – and it clarifies and teaches them in an integral and harmonious fashion.
Gnosis also renders homage to the awakened men and women; the spiritual guides of humanity that have retransmitted these practices… for only an exact teaching, inspired art and science of consciousness permits an authentic and intimate elevation of the aspirant: the superior thought fixed in a state of serene contemplation, the heart submerged in profound devotion, and the two united in vibrant harmony during the regenerating practice.
Whether this practice be an oration, meditation, tantrism, a conscious dream, or even the discovery of self, contemplation of the present moment, a fast, a sacred chant, an act of piety or charity, love for our neighbor, etc., it becomes a living art, a science of the “Being”.
To reflect with wonder over the great metaphysical questions of life, to adore the divine in light of a superior knowledge; all within a sane and serene body that vibrates harmoniously; this is the goal of all practices, this is a fertile way of existing, of awakening our consciousness, and of being.
The Egyptian, Mayan, and Aztec pyramids, the Hindu, Greek, and Buddhist temples, Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, the gothic cathedrals, the sanctuaries of nature, as well as the Christian churches, the mosques, the synagogues and temples of prayer in all religions were places at the heart of which gnostic Knowledge was taught, wisely instructing the mind, the heart and the body of the devotees of all ages.
In the middle ages, the orders and brotherhoods such as the Templars, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Kabbalists, the Alchemists, the Hermeticists, Knights, the Samurai, and Martial-Artists, were just a few of the schools that carried the torch of this practical Wisdom.
And of course, all of the modern schools of spirituality, Yoga, Theosophy, Taoism, occultism, Sufism, the Fourth Way, Tai-chi, esotericism and diverse meditations have also found pieces of this ancient initiatic Tradition and of which are a manifestation of this in our modern age.
We repeat: Gnosis accepts all of these and honors them; it explicates and unifies them, provided they be authentic.
Human dignity: via the revaluation and revelation of the ancient, universal Culture; this is our objective.