Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

Examines how the similarities of symbols and wisdom across many cultures point to an ancient civilizing plan and system of ancient instruction • Reveals the shared cosmological knowledge of Dogon and Maori cultures, ancient Egypt, Gobekli ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1644110288

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Examines how the similarities of symbols and wisdom across many cultures point to an ancient civilizing plan and system of ancient instruction • Reveals the shared cosmological knowledge of Dogon and Maori cultures, ancient Egypt, Gobekli Tepe, Vedic India, the pre-Indian Sakti civilization, Buddhism, the Tibetan Bon religion, and the kabbalistic tradition of the Hebrews • Explores symbols and techniques used to frame and preserve instructed knowledge as it was transmitted orally from generation to generation • Explains how this shared ancient knowledge relates to the precessional year and the cycles of time known as the yugas Exploring the mystery of why so many ancient cultures, separated by time and distance, share remarkably similar cosmological philosophies and religious symbolism, Laird Scranton reveals how this shared creation tradition upholds the idea that ancient instruction gave birth to the great civilizations, each of which preserves fragments of the original knowledge. Looking at the many manifestations of this shared cosmological knowledge, including in the Dogon and Maori cultures and in ancient Egypt, Gobekli Tepe, Vedic India, Buddhism, the Tibetan Bon religion, and the kabbalistic tradition of the Hebrews, Scranton explores the thought processes that went into formulating the archetype themes and metaphors of the ancient symbolic system. He examines how commonly shared principles of creational science are reflected in key terms of the ancient languages. He discusses how the primal cosmology also transmitted key components of sacred science, such as sacred geometry, knowledge of material creation, and the nature of a nonmaterial universe--evidence for which lies in the orientation of ancient temples, the drama of initiations and rituals, and countless traditional myths. He analyzes how this shared knowledge relates to the precessional year and the cycles of time known as the yugas. He also explores evidence of the concept of a nonmaterial twin universe to our own--the “above” to our “below” in the famous alchemical and hermetic maxim. Through his extensive research into the interconnected wisdom of the ancients, Scranton shows that the forgotten instructional tradition at the source of this knowledge was deliberately encoded to survive for countless generations. By piecing it back together, we can discover the ancient plan for guiding humanity forward toward greater enlightenment.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

“An engrossing and informative book, Primal Wisdom of the Ancients puts the
reader in front of a coruscating kaleidoscope of context with the turn of each page
. Rather than research more evidence for cultural diffusion, Laird Scranton takes
a ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644110294

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Examines how the similarities of symbols and wisdom across many cultures point to an ancient civilizing plan and system of ancient instruction • Reveals the shared cosmological knowledge of Dogon and Maori cultures, ancient Egypt, Gobekli Tepe, Vedic India, the pre-Indian Sakti civilization, Buddhism, the Tibetan Bon religion, and the kabbalistic tradition of the Hebrews • Explores symbols and techniques used to frame and preserve instructed knowledge as it was transmitted orally from generation to generation • Explains how this shared ancient knowledge relates to the precessional year and the cycles of time known as the yugas Exploring the mystery of why so many ancient cultures, separated by time and distance, share remarkably similar cosmological philosophies and religious symbolism, Laird Scranton reveals how this shared creation tradition upholds the idea that ancient instruction gave birth to the great civilizations, each of which preserves fragments of the original knowledge. Looking at the many manifestations of this shared cosmological knowledge, including in the Dogon and Maori cultures and in ancient Egypt, Gobekli Tepe, Vedic India, Buddhism, the Tibetan Bon religion, and the kabbalistic tradition of the Hebrews, Scranton explores the thought processes that went into formulating the archetype themes and metaphors of the ancient symbolic system. He examines how commonly shared principles of creational science are reflected in key terms of the ancient languages. He discusses how the primal cosmology also transmitted key components of sacred science, such as sacred geometry, knowledge of material creation, and the nature of a nonmaterial universe--evidence for which lies in the orientation of ancient temples, the drama of initiations and rituals, and countless traditional myths. He analyzes how this shared knowledge relates to the precessional year and the cycles of time known as the yugas. He also explores evidence of the concept of a nonmaterial twin universe to our own--the “above” to our “below” in the famous alchemical and hermetic maxim. Through his extensive research into the interconnected wisdom of the ancients, Scranton shows that the forgotten instructional tradition at the source of this knowledge was deliberately encoded to survive for countless generations. By piecing it back together, we can discover the ancient plan for guiding humanity forward toward greater enlightenment.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Knowledge of the Esoteric Truth

Knowledge of the Esoteric Truth

In this work of knowledge, I present this work of the esoteric approach of truths that concern the existence of the Primal Universal Self.

Author: Christopher Greenwood

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798555628879

Category:

Page: 44

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In this work of knowledge, I present this work of the esoteric approach of truths that concern the existence of the Primal Universal Self. I include the belief that one can be in tune with the Universe by the powers that be. Could have the ancients taught one to be in tune with the Universe? In my theory concerning Polytheism, it's the ancients that were declared gods by the civilizations of their times that taught people their intuitive knowledge about the Universe and the Primal Univeral Self. To know the wisdom of the ancients is through contemplating the truth in all religions that are arcane in their wisdom. Let us question everything in realizing the truth in ancient knowledge.
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Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh

Like its counterparts the Gilgamesh epic, T Iliad and the Old Testament, the Popol
Vuh is a classic in the oral tra< tion, a gathering together of the primal wisdom of
an ancient culture narrative form. It is also said to have been used like the ...

Author: Ralph Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042167737

Category: Quiches

Page: 86

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Categories: Quiches

BUILDING STONES FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA

BUILDING STONES FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA

Despite not being initiated, the Emperor Constantine was well aware of the
existence of an ancient wisdom, when in ... is associated with the institutions
engendered by this primal wisdom, although we have buried it beneath the social
order of ...

Author: RUDOLF STEINER

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855844209

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 379

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‘If one is unable to conceive of the Christ mystery as a true reality, one also cannot develop any ideas and concepts relating to the rest of world existence that are imbued with reality, which really penetrate to the truth’. – Rudolf Steiner In a series of 17 lectures, Rudolf Steiner throws new light on the historical background and esoteric meaning of what he refers to as the central event of human and earthly history: the Christ mystery or ‘the Mystery of Golgotha’. Basing his commentaries on personal spiritual research, Steiner emphasizes the key nature of the Mystery of Golgotha, through which ‘...something was accomplished which has to do not with the moral order alone but with the whole world-order in its entirety’. This relates to a transformation of the spiritual environment of the earth and a potentially radical change in human consciousness. Building on the core themes of this course, Steiner presents a variety of fascinating topics, including: original sin and the idea of resurrection; faith and knowledge; the nature of sleep and the riddle of fatigue; the violation of the mysteries by the Roman Emperors; the teachings of Mani and Augustine; our relationship to the dead in spiritualistic séances; and the correspondence between the Platonic year, a day in a person’s life and a human life-time. Although first delivered to audiences a century ago, these lectures have lost none of their resonance; indeed, their essential message is perhaps more relevant than ever. They are published here in a new translation and for the first time in a complete English edition. ‘So let us endeavour to make spiritual science our own not merely as a teaching but as a language, and then wait until we find the questions in this language that we may address to Christ. He will answer, yes He will answer!’
Categories: Anthroposophy

The Celestial Scriptures

The Celestial Scriptures

The Celestial Scriptures will challenge every spiritual principle that has been imposed upon us through tenets or organized religions.

Author: C. M. Houck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595209132

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 708

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The Celestial Scriptures will challenge every spiritual principle that has been imposed upon us through tenets or organized religions. It is not easy to face the fact that religious pronouncements—often contradictory—are primarily distortions regarding some universal truth as seen through myth and superstition. The Celestial Scriptures will challenge the reader to get acquainted with a means of spiritual understanding that is unfamiliar, for it reinstates an extremely ancient device as a teaching tool. The irony is that most people in our technilogical society have at least a passing awareness of this device and associate it with a frivolous pastime. In spite of all humankind's technological advances, we have not learned to override the conditioned religious interpretations that were set down by ancestors who insisted that the Earth was the center of Creation. We have climbed out of such simplemindedness and have raised virtual mountains of technological wonders. But amazingly, from the summits these mountains where we are privileged to peer into the living heart of universal truths, we still bow before mythic explanations and superstitions! It is time to face the fact that deceptions have lurked in the halls of faith for far too long.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Name of the Ancients

The Name of the Ancients

... to rediscover the body - in - infinite - correspondence , the pastoral similaic that
was the wisdom of the ancients . ... The primal homoerotic , similaic scene was
undeniably there , the prelude to humanist rhetoric could not be forgotten , but ...

Author: Stephen Wayne Whitworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041797591

Category:

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Ancient Wisdom I

Ancient Wisdom I

... silent testament to his frustration . The Yi Ching teaches that success comes
from the primal depths of the universe if one perseveres in what is right . Good , to
Love ( Hao ) :女子。 43 Ancient wisdom | become one with his instruments so
that ...

Author: Philip Z. Trupp

Publisher: Capital Books Incorporated

ISBN: 1892123452

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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The ancient art and philosophy of Chinese calligraphy is tantalizingly presented in this allegorical tale of the scholar Chu Shui Hu and his coming of age, beautifully illustrated with calligraphic art throughout.
Categories: Fiction

Wisdom of Ancient China

Wisdom of Ancient China

If you hold ever fast To that most ancient Way, You may govern today. Call truly
that knowledge Of primal beginnings The clue to the Way. PARAPHRASE The
Way is invisible, inaudible, intangible and must be accepted as such. Its
presence ...

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Ancient Wisdom

Ancient Wisdom

The primal religions are not ancient traditions now long dead . These religious
traditions have survived into the present ; often in spite of the world religions ,
which have sought to dominate our spirituality and to claim the human soul for
their ...

Author: Vivianne Crowley

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 1858689872

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Our ancesiors' beliefs contain within them the seeds of universal truths that have transcended time and can be found in many of our beliefs today. Indeed, in many parts of the world, inherent belief systems continue to be practiced. Ancient Wisdom looks at the fundamentals of these belief systems, how they have shaped the societies in which they are based, and what they can offer us in the fast-paced, technological society we inhabit today. The shared human quest to make sense of our lives and our place in the cosmos is the common characteristic to be found in all the spiritual and magical traditions that are included in this book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Modern Age and the Recovery of Ancient Wisdom

The Modern Age and the Recovery of Ancient Wisdom

But the Mind , the Father of all , who is life and light , brought forth a ( Primal )
Man ( i . e . , Anthropos ) equal to himself . He loved Man as his own son , for he (
i . e . , Man ) was very beautiful , since he possessed the image of his Father .

Author: Stephen A. McKnight

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001978292

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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Conventional interpretations of the Renaissance have long held that the period signaled an epochal break in which science and secularization combined to form a distinctly modern consciousness. McKnight challenges this concept of modernity by identifying and analyzing a neglected source of modern consciousness: the prisca theologia tradition of Hermeticism, magic, and alchemy, which was revived as part of the Renaissance recovery of ancient learning. Focusing on Hermetic materials, McKnight discusses the key myths and symbols of the prisca theologia tradition and shows how they influenced the new epochal consciousness and contributed to the modern concept of man as master over nature and shaper of his own destiny.
Categories: Philosophy

A Modern Art of Education

A Modern Art of Education

Part of man's progress consists in the fact that the primal wisdom no longer
comes to him without activity on his part , but ... these three factors : ancient
slavery , the ancient position of woman , and the ancient relationship of spiritual
wisdom to ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005739167

Category: Education

Page: 232

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In this fine introduction to Waldorf education, written out of a series of lectures given in 1924, Steiner provides one of the most comprehensive introductions to his pedagogical philosophy, psychology, and practice. Steiner begins by describing the union of science, art, religion and morality, which was the aim of all his work and underlies his concept of education. Against this background, many of the lectures describe a new developmental psychology. On this basis, having established how children's consciousness develops, Steiner discusses how different subjects should be presented so that individuals can grow and flourish inwardly. Only if the child absorbs the right subject in the right way at the right time can the inner freedom so necessary for life in the modern world become second nature.
Categories: Education

Newton s Notebook

Newton s Notebook

... being closest to God , had also been the most perfect , complete with the most
perfect wisdom . This original , perfect wisdom was known as the prisca sapientia
, the pristine or primal wisdom , possessed by the ancients but since lost during ...

Author:

Publisher: History Press Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215301842

Category: Astronomers

Page: 160

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Newton's Notebook is a biography of the great man, but a biography with a difference. As you would expect, it provides a full and detailed account of Newton's life and discoveries, but it is written, designed and illustrated to look like - as the title suggests - a personal notebook or journal.By mining the rich sources of his own journals and incorporating a wide range of quotations and primary sources, Newton's Notebook brings its subject to life more vividly than any ordinary history book or biography, revealing the man who 'discovered' gravity. Additional chapters examine Newton's early life and education, his achievements in mathematics and optics, the publication of the Principia and the long-term impact of his revolutionary theories.
Categories: Astronomers

The Encyclopedia of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion

The coherence of Hinduism derives from the discipline of the brahmans as
transmitters and preservers of Vedic ritual and wisdom . The classical view is that
the ancient seers ( rșis ) who received the primal wisdom set in motion the oral ...

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0029098203

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.
Categories: Religion

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom recounts the history of these “Serpents”-where they came from, why they came, the secret wisdom they disseminated, and why they are returning now.

Author: Mark Amaru Pinkham

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781935487371

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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According to ancient records, the patriarchs and founders of the early civilizations in Egypt, India, China, Peru, Mesopotamia, Britain, and the Americas were colonized by the Serpents of Wisdom-spiritual masters associated with the serpent-who arrived in these lands after abandoning their beloved homelands and crossing great seas. While bearing names denoting snake or dragon (such as Naga, Lung, Djedhi, Amaru, Quetzalcoatl, Adder, etc.), these Serpents of Wisdom oversaw the construction of magnificent civilizations within which they and their descendants served as the priest kings and as the enlightened heads of mystery school traditions. The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom recounts the history of these “Serpents”-where they came from, why they came, the secret wisdom they disseminated, and why they are returning now.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Levinas and the Ancients

Levinas and the Ancients

After citing Char's “ the Beast unnameable , ” a poem about the famous cave
paintings at Lascaux , Blanchot speaks of the “ indistinctness of a primal word ”
and concludes : “ A strange wisdom , too ancient - and too novel - for Socrates ,
and ...

Author: Professor of Philosophy and Director of Religious Studies Brian Schroeder

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079329093

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Explores the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas in relation to ancient thought
Categories: Philosophy

Hermathena

Hermathena

There can be little doubt that some Stoics championed the idea of primal ,
superior wisdom , nor that this notion played a ... Plato had had a firmer grasp of
the truth , they did not necessarily put it down to his mastery of exotic ancient
wisdom .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112938084

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

The Dedalus Book of the Occult

The Dedalus Book of the Occult

... prisca sapientia , the ' primal wisdom ' first brought to man through Orpheus ,
Hermes , Zoroaster , then later continued ... Like contemporary New Agers , Blake
believed that the Ancients possessed a wisdom and a knowledge lost to us , a ...

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058089684

Category: Inspiration

Page: 378

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The occult was a crucial influence on the Renaissance, and it obsessed thinkers like Isaac Newton. Works of brilliance, sometimes even of genius were produced under the influence of occultism. Yet, not too infrequently, it also opened the door on a peculiar kind of madness. The Dedalus Book of the Occult celebrates the influence of occult thought and sensibility on some of the central poets and writers of the last two centuries, beginning with the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, through the Romantic explosion, the paradoxically decadent and futuristic occultism of the fin de siecle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist movement. Swedenborg, Baudelaire, Huysmans and Strindberg are only some of the names to feature in this hidden history of western thought.
Categories: Inspiration

The Primordial Tradition in Contemporary Experience The psychic roots of ancient wisdom primitive Christian gnosis

The Primordial Tradition in Contemporary Experience  The psychic roots of ancient wisdom   primitive Christian gnosis

Thus , Bultmann and his disciples would allow for the existence of This prea pre -
Christian universal tradition of human gnosis or wisdom . Christian wisdom
tradition would have had to have come through a kind of universal Divine
revelation ...

Author: John Rossner

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556015593072

Category: Parapsychology

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Categories: Parapsychology

The Alexandrian Library Glory of the Hellenic World

The Alexandrian Library  Glory of the Hellenic World

... and for four centuries ( to A.D. 400 ) the Fathers and the Church drew from this
fountain of primal wisdom ( from which all ancient versions of the Old Testament ,
except the Syriac , were derived ) and many considered the Version inspired .

Author: Edward Alexander Parsons

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004484635

Category: Alexandria (Egypt)

Page: 468

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Categories: Alexandria (Egypt)