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20 – Difficulty With Prayer


MacDonald hammers out an image of prayer as revealed through the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana. His perspective is so refreshing and heart felt it is remarkable in its loveliness.

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16 – Living Time


Dr. Nicoll overlays teachings and experiences from Pythagoras to Tennyson to show us the consistency of the teaching of man’s potential and primary errand while trapped on the time line.

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19 – Jesus On Prayer


MacDonald addresses himself to the parable of the unjust judge, and reveals a delightful angle to an often poorly understood, or misunderstood story. He brings light without compromise.

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15 – Living Time


Dr. Nicoll continues to explore the older teachings about man, the universe and our ability to change our feeling of I. We delve into the tenth century teachings of Erigena to find the golden thread of truth connecting all esoteric teachings.

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18 – Spiritual Stupidity


Spiritual stupidity is pandemic in our world today. It’s so prevelent we don’t know when we suffer as a result. MacDonald goes after the cause rather than the symptom, which is simply brilliant.

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14 – Living Time


Dr. Nicoll shows the similarity of Plato’s and Augustine’s philosophy arising from their experience of states of consciousness higher than our ordinary states. These states of direct experience through internal senses, apart from our five senses, are the object of esoteric teachings.

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About Esoteric Talks

"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.