ESOTERIC PHILOSOPHY &PSYCHOLOGY
LIFE SKILLS FOR HAPPINESS IN THE MODERN AGE
"It is only through the study of esoteric philosophy and psychology that the human intellect can elevate to understand the divine plan and its beauty. Every journey needs navigation."
Mel S Brooks
The word "psychology" comes from the Greek words "psyche" for "soul," and "logos" for "knowledge."
Are you a philosopher but don't know it yet?
The word "philosophy" comes from the combination of two Greek words, "philos" or love, loving and "sofos", meaning wisdom. Pythagoras, one of Greece's finest thinkers, interpreted the word as "love of wisdom."
A philosopher is anyone who loves wisdom and is devoted to the discovery and the application of universal truth. Wisdom implies universality and, therefore soul consciousness. It is not about being smart or intellectual.
Today our understanding of psychology is limited to clinical psychology, a very narrow and naive field of study of how we experience feelings in our daily interactions. It is interesting that both Zugmund Froid and Carl Jung, the fathers of psychology, not only borrowed but sought knowledge from ancient sources and writings on the Soul. We refer to these sources as esoteric philosophy and psychology. The word "esoteric" means "hidden" or "inner." Why, you ask, was this knowledge hidden? Because it was accumulated by the highest spiritual leaders of the times, priests, sages, and mystics, but it was only accessible to the inner circle of royalties, the pharaohs, the emperors, and the kings. It was hidden mainly because uneducated masses are easier to control.
Esoteric philosophy encompasses seven fields of mental activity:
Ethics (morality, character, goodness)
Psychology (lower and higher mental functioning)
Epistemology (the nature of "knowing" and knowledge)
Esthetics (beauty, harmony, elegance, nobility)
Theurgy ("divine work" or the science of becoming godlike, or the process whereby one becomes a philosopher. Soul counseling is an example of theurgy.)
In the past, those dealing with the dis-ease of the Soul were the highest priests, the wounded healers, the devoted, the shamans, and the alchemists. Their view of the Soul was grandeur, cosmic. They considered the Soul to be our experience of the Divine presence in our human beings. Today, modern science surgically separated and removed the soul from the body, obscuring the source and the cause of the disease making it impossible to find the cure. We treat the symptoms but not the malady.
In Philosophical Counseling, we offer programs with a focus on
The nature of reality, the essence of suffering, e.g., defenses, fears, phobias, traumas, conditioning, identity crisis, specific inner states, relationships, etc.
Methods for deepening understanding, meaning, love, and healing.
Discovery and application of purpose
The quality of our consciousness.
The objective is to bring the individual into a satisfying relationship with their everyday life and a meaningful rapport with the true inner Self. You will be able to help others through life difficulties and spiritual issues by using philosophical wisdom. We engage in transformational work. We look at psychology as the catalyst for the quality of our life experiences and for the pursuit of happiness.
In the words of Paracelsus: "The beginning of wisdom is the beginning of supernatural power."
The study of esoteric philosophy and psychology will change you profoundly. There will emerge the requirement that you live from higher consciousness. From that, a call for service to the greater good develops, and a warrior is born.