Posts Tagged ‘devil’

08 – Wilderness Temptation


Here we delve into the Gospel account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness after fasting for forty days. MacDonald leads us into a deeper understanding of what must either be a parable or a fiction.

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48 – The New Man


An esoteric look at wheat, tares, devils, angels and the end of the world as taught through the hidden meaning of some of the parables about the Kingdom of Heaven.

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45 – The House on the Rock

In this section we cover God, the Devil, ways to perfection, destiny, life and killing pests. All this was written in 1975. So much of what we take for granted today was not know then. Much of what was written was prophetic.

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205 – Possession

Demons, devils and evil spirits populate myth, legend and literature. What does the Work have to say about all this and what may it have to do with us?

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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.