Literature

Literature

Contains literature which is not easy to find.

Beinsa Douno (Peter Deunov)

Peter Konstantinov Deunov, who took the spiritual name Beinsa Douno, was born on July 12, 1864 in Bulgaria. He obtained his secondary education in Bulgaria and his higher education in theology and medicine in the United States. He returned to Bulgaria after an absence of eight years and here he brought forth the Divine Teaching of Love. He departed in the early morning of December 27, 1944.

Peter Deunov

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Key Lectures
Clearing the Mind
Basic principles
The Beauty of Life – Lectures
Source of Love and Life
The Prophecy of Peter Deunov
Christ, Manisfestation of Love
The Mindful Heart

The Life, The Soul, The Truth, The Love, The Wisdom, The Righteousness, The Man, The Spirit, The Good, The Freedom, The Light, The Teaching, The Living Nature, The Great Universal Brotherhood, The Four Fundamentals, The Master, The Pupil, The Sacred Fire, The Body of Love, God.

Wikipedia and About Beinsa Douno.

Other resources and here and http://www.beinsa-douno.net/ in various languages.

Rudolf Steiner

These are the main books, but they are very different in scope so some enjoy the one or the other.

Cosmic Memory – Prehistory of Earth and Man  - Gives the Rosicrucian version of the history of man,.

Theosophy - Looks at man in the world.

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, although better known under the name “How to Know Higher Worlds” - It’s a or the how-to book for self development, It is clear, comprehensive, and practical, thus making it particularly helpful to the student who works alone without the help of a teacher.

Contents:

Preface
1. How to Know Higher Worlds
2. The Stages of Initiation
3. Initiation
4. Practical Considerations
5. Requirements for Esoteric Training
6. Some Effects of Initiation
7. Changes in the Dream Life of the Esoteric Student
8. Achieving Continuity of Consciousness
9. The Splitting of the Personality in Esoteric Training
10. The Guardian of the Threshold
11. Life and Death. The Greater Guardian of the Threshold
Epilogue
Index

Philosophy of Freedom called PoF - For the hardcore intellectual.

Other related material

An outline of esoteric science - An extension of “Theosophy”

Occult History - Describes central themes of the occult history through key personalities.

Inkarnation Ahrimans in German/Deutch and in English.

Edouard Schure

“The Great Initiates” – Google books part 1, Google books part 2. Author search in Google books.

The publisher says:

“The Great Initiates encompasses long centuries of human existence and reflects our great search — the greatest search of all — the quest for the spirit. This book describes the motivation behind external history, the growth of religious striving, the rise and fall of cultures, and indicates their importance for us today. It reflects the lives and deeds of human beings of extraordinary stature. In these pages one witnesses spiritual adventure of a depth and intensity rarely experienced by creative human beings, even in their most exalted moments. This aliveness, this freshness, this excitement of discovery, which breathes through The Great Initiates, may well explain its continuing popularity after over a century.”

Contents:

  1. Rama, The Aryan Cycle
  2. Krishna, India and Brahmanic Initiation
  3. Hermes, The Mysteries of Egypt
  4. Moses, the Mission of Israel
  5. Orpheus, The Mysteries of Dionysus
  6. Pythagoras, The Mysteries of Delphi
  7. Plato, The Mysteries of Eleusis
  8. Jesus, The Mission of Christ

Daskalos

From Wikipedia:

Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis (Στυλιανός Αττεσλής, known as Daskalos) (1912–1995) was a Christian mystic and healer who was born on December 12, 1912 in Cyprus where he spent most of his life. He was a mystic from StrovolosCyprus. Educated in Cyprus and abroad, he pursued a career in the Cyprus Government Printing office; but he also spent some years in Africa. For seventy years he had been teaching, trying to wake people out of their spiritual slumber. Although he was ready to help and heal wherever and whenever was needed.

He set up the circle, “The Researchers of Truth.” The series of books which have been published are based on practice and meditation of Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis (Daskalos). Daskalos is the Greek word for teacher.

Kyriacos Markides wrote three books about him: The Magus of StrovolosHomage to the Sun, and Fire in the Heart. In these books, Stylianos Atteshlis was given the alias Spyros Sathi. Although Daskalos became widely known outside Cyprus through the books written by Markides it appears that Atteshlis (Daskalos) wanted to make it known that he had severed his relationship with Markides.

Throughout his life Daskalos enjoyed composing and performing music (violin and piano), writing poetry, painting, gardening and studying languages. He is the author of a number of books. In the last years of his life, seekers of the truth from all over the world came to Stoa in Strovolos to hear his lectures and seek healing. On August 26, 1995, Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis died in Cyprus.

I have collected some texts on Elementals building on the Christian view of Daskalos here and Daskalos on Elementals.

Chogyam Trungpa

From Wikipedia:

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa; February 28, 1939 – April 4, 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.

Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major, albeit controversial, figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.

From “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior” the Genuine Heart of Sadness.

The sitting practice of meditation, as we discussed in the last chapter, is the means to rediscover basic goodness, and beyond that, it is the means to awaken this genuine heart within yourself. When you sit in the posture of meditation, you are exactly the naked man or woman that we described earlier, sitting between heaven and earth. When you slouch, you are trying to hide your heart, trying to protect it by slumping over. But when you sit upright but relaxed in the posture of meditation, your heart is naked. Your entire being is exposed-to yourself, first of all, but to others as well. So through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself.

When you awaken your heart in this way, you find, to your surprise, that your heart is empty. You find that you are looking into outer space. What are you, who are you, where is your heart? If you really look, you won’t find anything tangible and solid. Of course, you might find something very solid if you have a grudge against someone or you have fallen possessively in love. But that is not awakened heart. If you search for awakened heart, if you put your hand through your rib cage and feel for it, there is nothing there except for tenderness. You feel sore and soft, and if you open your eyes to the rest of the world, you feel tremendous sadness. This kind of sadness doesn’t come from being mistreated. You don’t feel sad because someone has insulted you or because you feel impoverished. Rather, this experience of sadness is unconditioned. It occurs because your heart is completely exposed. There is no skin or tissue covering it; it is pure raw meat. Even if a tiny mosquito lands on it, you feel so touched. Your experience is raw and tender and so personal.

The genuine heart of sadness comes from feeling that your nonexistent heart is full. You would like to spill your heart’s blood, give your heart to others. For the warrior, this experience of sad and tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness. Con-ventionally, being fearless means that you are not afraid or that, if someone hits you, you will hit him back. However, we are not talking about that street-fighter level of fearlessness. Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.

Elias Erdmann

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Ich bin Jahrgang 1964, Vater von drei Kindern, Informatiker, Freidenker und Esoteriker. Von meiner Grundeinstellung bin ich gleichermaßen Mystiker und Rationalist: - Der Text Ideen für eine bessere Wirtschaftsordnung entspricht meiner irdisch-rationalen Seite. Bei diesem Entwurf geht es um eine Symbiose von freier Marktwirtschaft und sozialer Staatswirtschaft in einer gemeinsamen Wirtschaftsordnung, wobei jede Wirtschaftsform das leistet, was sie am besten kann. – Das Buch Blicke in eine andere Wirklichkeit, mein Text über dieVier-Elemente-Lehre und die 95 Thesen über die Notwendigkeit einer zweiten Reformation sind hingegen Beispiele für meine mystisch-spirituelle Seite, wobei ich die historisch-kritische Sichtweise mit der esoterisch-allegorischen Sichtweise und mit meinen eigenen Erfahrungen verbinde. Ein prophetischer Wahrtraum, den ich als Jugendlicher hatte, weckte schon früh mein Interesse an spirituellen und esoterischen Themen. Bei meiner Suche nach der Wahrheit kam ich dann im Laufe der Jahre mit vielen unterschiedlichen religiösen und esoterischen Lehren in Berührung. Diese Lehren enthielten aber zumeist so viele Fehler, Widersprüche, Widersinnigkeiten und Spekulationen, dass ich keiner dieser Lehren auf Dauer folgen konnte. Nach vielen Umwegen und Irrwegen entdeckte ich schließlich einen Weg, wie man über die Symbolsprache der Märchen, Mythen und biblischen Texte einen Zugang zum „inneren Wissen“ finden kann:

Massimo Scaligero

Massimo Scaligero  (1906-2006) was born Antonio Sgabelloni in Veroli, Calabria. He was a contemporary Italian spiritual master who has drank deep from Western and Eastern traditions. Equally at home by direct experience with Western philosophy and psychology, Western esotericism (Rosicrucianism, Templarism, and Anthroposophy) and Eastern meditative practices (Zen and Tibetan Buddhism), Scaligero created a body of work that influenced Georg Kühlewind, among others. He was the author of numerous books, including (in Italian, untranslated): Treatise on Living Thinking; The Way of the Solar Will; Immortal Love; The Secrets of Space and Time; Yoga, Meditation, Magic; From Yoga to the Rose Cross; Practical Manual of Meditation; The Logos and the New Mysteries; Psychotherapy; Techniques of Inner Concentration; Healing with Thinking; Meditation and Miracles; Thinking as Antimaterialism; Western Kundalini; Isis Sophia; and Zen and Logos.The Light (La Luce) (Paperback) An Introduction to Creative Imagination

My interest is maily by reason of Grail Study on the mystery of Sacro Amore a summary based on excerpts. It’s one of the few texts with a serious handling of Twin Spirits, of Dual’s.

Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

From Community of Peace

Click here for an explication of the Essene Biogenic Principles by Professor Székely EDMOND BORDEAUX SZEKELY Grandson of Alexandre Szekely, the eminent poet and Unitarian Bishop of Cluj; a grandson of Csoma de Koros, Transsylvanian traveler and philologist who, more than a century ago, compiled the first grammar of the Tibetan language, an English-Tibetan dictionary, and wrote his unsurpassed work, “Asiatic Researches”. He was also Librarian to the Royal Asiatic Society in India. Dr. Bordeaux earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris and other degrees from the Universities of Vienna and Leipzig. He also held professorships of Philosophy and Experimental Psychology at the University of Cluj. A well-known philologist in Sanscrit, Aramaic, Greek and Latin, Dr. Bordeaux spoke ten modern languages. In 1928, he co-founded the International Biogenic Society with French Nobel-Prize winning author Romain Rolland. His most important translations , in addition to selected texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the (over a million copies in 26 languages) are selected texts from the Zend Avesta and from pre-colombian codices of ancient Mexico. His last works on the Essene Way of Biogenic Living have attracted worldwide interest. He is the author of  more than 80 books on philosophy and ancient cultures published in many countries. Professor Székely was also the founder of Archeosophy.

The Essene Book of Asha, A journey to the Cosmic Ocean.

Skovoroda Grigory Savvitch

  • The human rest is the human death.
  • The time is being used correctly by somebody who recognized what is worth to seek and what is necessary to avoid.
  • The best of mistakes is that one which had been made during the studies.

( From Skovoroda aphorisms)

The Ukrainian philosopher G. S. Skovoroda was such an extraordinary and diversified personality, educated Ukrainians called him “our Pythagoras”, “Ukrainian Socrates”, “grassland Lomonosov”. And the witness to the national commemoration, as historian N. I. Kostomarov puts it, is the fact that there were very few such national personages as was Skovoroda, he is greatly admired and remembered by the people. The vagrant poet and thinker’s legendary life left its traces in Ukrainian national speech: sometimes as a joke or a saying, sometimes as an aphorism attributed to Skovoroda. In XIX century copies of Skovoroda’s portraits used to be put up in many houses in Ukraine. From here. Wikipedia Hryhorii Skovoroda.

Taras Zakydalsky, The Theory of Man in the Philosophy of Skovoroda, 1965.

As file: The Theory of Man in the Philosophy of Skovoroda.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Principles and Forms

Those who cling stubbornly to the same old forms become fossilized and lifeless because they dam up their inner spring. One often sees people like that, people who always have the same blank, wooden expression. It is dangerous to cling always to the same form. In fact this is one of the reasons why so many marriages break up. The man and wife are sick of seeing always the same gestures and expressions, of hearing the same words every day. They never see anything new or expressive in each other. In the long run they cannot bear it any longer, and they both go off and look for new forms. Many couples have never thought about this, and yet it is often the reason why they separate. If you are always the same, other people will get bored with you and begin to dislike you. Always try to renew yourselves therefore, be alive and expressive and no one will ever want to leave you, because you will always be sparkling with new life, always expressive. But women have never understood this – neither have men for that matter. A woman faithfully does her duty by her husband: she takes care of him, washes his clothes, irons his shirts, cooks his meals – and even keeps him supplied with the little confections he loves – and then one fine day he leaves her for another woman. She cannot understand it at all. What has happened? Everything she did was for him. Yes, but she was always the same and her husband got bored with her. … You must know how to have variety in your life, but variety in the forms, not in the principles. You must always adhere to the same principles, always be animated by the same love, the same light, the same nobility, the same ideal; but you must not always manifest them in the same way. … And now, in conclusion, always remember that everything in life is the product, the result of the relation between the two opposite poles: spirit and matter, principles and forms. Human beings are not capable of living only with principles; they need the support of forms. The spirit incarnates in the form of a body in order to manifest on the physical plane. When it returns to the higher regions it no longer needs this form, but here on earth it does need it. We have to remember, however, that the form cannot last long. God has not given eternal life to forms. This is why heaven sends an initiate or a great master every now and then to change forms. Yes, but forms only; never the principles. The principles are unchangeable because they are the spirit, the soul, the virtues; they are love, wisdom, truth, and sacrifice. These principles are immutable, they will be valid for all eternity.

Kabbalah

Colin Low

A Depth of Beginning, Notes on Kabbalah.

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