Posts Tagged ‘Esoteric Meaning’

38 – The Mark

Literal meaning can be a lock on the door to understanding. Wine, clothing, vineyards are all physical things that can be taken literally. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you wish to develop you must get beyond the literal to the esoteric meaning behind those things.

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14 – The Mark

There’s a key to understanding the parables given in the esoteric writings we know as the Gospels. The key parable, according to Jesus, is the parable of the sower. We take a close look at this key to understanding.

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11 – The Mark

Why is it that esoteric stories and parables have hidden meanings? We look at some stories and parables in esoteric writings that are so familiar to us it’s difficult to get beyond what we know to what we don’t know but need to know.

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23 – Seven Mansions

The doctrine of transubstantiation is addressed and explained in an interesting, esoteric way. For most people familiar with esoteric teachings there’s little challenge to their ideas. To people unfamiliar with esoteric ideas the challenge will be obvious and difficult.

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01 – The Mark

We begin our examination of Dr. Maurice Nicoll’s final book, The Mark. Much of the material is familiar. The difference is the subtle depth of fine points that are the result of his spiritual maturity.

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01 – The New Man

Our first look at Maurice Nicoll’s book, The New Man. We start off with learning the ancient language of parables. There’s a deeper esoteric meaning nearly lost to modern man.

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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.