Archive for August, 2014

17 – Hardness of the Way

MacDonald spanks the rich in this one, but before you gloat it would be a good idea to understand what is meant by rich and just how much we fall into the category.

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13 – Living Time

Dr. Nicoll continues to painstakingly build on the foundation of ancient wisdom to bring us closer to an understanding of the universe and our place in it. His aim is not difficult to guess. He wants individuals to awaken to and manifest their innate potential.

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16 – The Way

There has been much talk about the way, the path and the like for a great many years. I’ve never heard anyone talk about to what the way or the path would lead one. MacDonald makes it very clear in this Unspoken Sermon, now given a voice.

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12 – Living Time

After dismissing an outer, scientific method of transformation as impossible, Dr. Nicoll begins to sketch out a scientific system found internally. He touches on esoteric Christianity as a viable alternative.

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15 – God of the Living

If God is a God of the living and not a god of the dead, then we have every right to expect a resurrection. The question is, what is, what kind of resurrection? MacDonald explores the idea.

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11 – Living Time

You might think after all Dr. Nicoll has had to say about materialism there wouldn’t be much left unsaid. Not so. He continues to elucidate the trap in which we will find ourselves if we continue to work at it.

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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.