What We Believe
We are initiates of the Ageless Wisdom, sometimes called the Perennial Wisdom, hinted at by the Neo-Platonists, and partially revealed by the Theosophical revelations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We study these essential teachings to serve as a metaphysical basis to better understand ourselves, the universe, and ultimately God. This has given us some degree of philosophical license to interpret the teachings and doctrines of many spiritual traditions of the past and present; most notably Anthroposophy.
Initiates know that in order to move beyond all theoretical knowledge and belief, and to have direct experience of the realities of the super-sensory worlds, we must undertake a prescribed course of transformation -not activation. Transformation involves living processes of the soul, while "activation" only reflects the mechanistic and materialistic thinking of the age. Needless to say, initiates do not believe in new-age nonsense like "chakra or pineal-gland activation", obscure "ascended masters", "beings of light", "archons", “reptilians", "flat earth", or the "flying spaghetti monster".
Initiates believe in an absolute ontological structure of Reality or Being; The One and the Many in the West; the Existent and yet Non-Existent in the East. We know that in order to balance out the paradox of these metaphysical realities, all abstract principles must have their reciprocal particulars manifesting as concrete counterweights that can be identified and scientifically demonstrated.
Initiates never talk about the spirit and soul in the abstractions of monism: "Here is spirit, there is spirit, and everywhere is spirit". This has told us nothing about the spirit. These are like people who say, "I am not religious, I am spiritual". They have also said nothing about the spirit. To merely state that you have a spirit or soul, does not demonstrate any empirical knowledge on the subject.
A true initiate knows that the spirit is changeless, and it is only by a wilful transformation of the soul that we can freely participate in the spirit. Variable transformations of the soul have always been the purpose of every legitimate religion as the times necessitated. To reconcile the religious and the intellectual is the task of our age. It will be the marriage of these two that enable us to objectify the morality needed for the developing consciousness soul, whereby we will truly become “self-initiated” in the twinkling of an eye.
October 23rd, 2021.
Chief Editor of Self-Initiation.com