A long history remains of brilliant thinkers, scientists, politicians, religious leaders and scholars who had throughout the ages studied the mysteries. They suffered greatly, as they were infamous in their knowledge and advancement of the sciences, and thus reviled and distrusted, due to the change they brought about in human history. It often began as a study of religion and the cosmos, which opened up the doorways to new ways of thinking.
None could be a better example than Galileo Galilei, who was forced to recant on his knees, on penalty of death, that the world was not only round, but that we were orbiting the sun.
Geordiano Bruno also faced the Roman Inquisition. He was a priest, philosopher, mathematician and astrologer. He was burned at the stake for heresy due to his unorthodox cosmological theories.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them ~ Galileo Galilei
Roger Bacon was a theologian who tried to trace and retranslate the Bible’s origins back through to its Arabic roots. He was forced to study in secret, despite having been of a very high order for the Christian church.
Then there was the beauty of the poetry of Dante, who dared to write about what may lie beyond Heaven, perhaps even exploring the personality of Hell, should anyone wish to understand what may wait for them there. he was exiled from his beloved city, only to be immortalized later as the greatest poet of all time.
There are scores of similar examples, and some are still emerging now. The occult traditions, Gnostic cults, Hermetic texts, mystery religions continue its legacy within our modern society and political structures. Many still study the mysteries in modern times.
The question arises of what is allowed in study, especially for all sciences, from the ecological sciences, to what we term as ‘psychic’ or ‘the mysteries.’ In this context one must be careful to remember, for example, the story of Hypatia.
She was able to eclipse every argument of the Christian doctrines in Egypt in her time. Despite her writings having been burned, she wrote important commentaries on the Arithmetic of Diophantus and another commentary on Ptolemy, and a third on the Conics of Apollonius of Perga. Recognizing the brilliance of her intellect, Bishop Synesius of the Ptolemais sent the learned to the academy where she lectured.
Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Though she was critiqued for being Christian in spirit, she was actually lifting the veil of Christianity at the time. She proved the origin of Christianity for the time and tried to go beyond it. Yet, Cyril was elected and saw in her a menace, and a competitor. After years of her being seen as a gifted teacher, he ordered her put to death, despite the great respect she had not only as a teacher, religious leader, but also as a mathematician.
Thus we lost yet another brilliant thinker in A.D. 415 – a little known scholar, yet one of the greatest women initiates of the ancient world of the Neo-Platonic World of Alexandria. Let this be a lesson to those who wish to counter the study of psychic study, scientific research in the paranormal field, or the peaceful study of mysticism, because many of the modern masters and thinkers of today, are still great supporters of this way of thinking, but it is not easy to study or learn.
Being a student comes at a price. One cannot just become an initiate, but one can give advice – that in itself is always what I can do. I have never tried to go that much deeper, but already indeed, I have also faced criticism for this line of study.
Perhaps it may be wise to acknowledge too that the most seemingly unlikely people also use the mysteries. The allure has been here for five thousand years, and shall be here for five thousand more. The term ‘psychic’ does not seem to encompass the great respect we have for the knowledge we have for the depth of these studies, and the talent involved when one has to master this knowledge.
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