Archive for December, 2012

22 – Seven Mansions

A tour of how the teachings of Jesus were changed and distorted over the centuries, by whom and why. We know that we have only fragments of his esoteric teachings. This section explains why.

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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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21 – Seven Mansions

A number of course corrections to Christianity are discussed and explained. For someone a little more objective the corrections are obvious and needed. To someone more subject it will probably be difficult to accept.

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52 – The New Man

Dr. Nicoll gives us some more to think about concerning the Kingdom of Heaven as taught through the parables. We discuss the man who got into the the wedding feast without wedding garments. It’s rich with esoteric meaning.

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20 – Seven Mansions

This part of the book lays down a new law for a new Church. It’s like a new broom and it sweeps clean. Many will find this a breath of fresh air. Others will be shaken and offended.

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51 – The New Man

This is one to which it is easy to object. Nevertheless, I urge you to open your mind and heart to try to receive new meaning from this ancient teaching that repeats through time.

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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.