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According to the esoteric tradition, mankind as a whole was " saved " by this very mysterious spiritual process entailing the " incarnation ," " crucifixion ," " resurrection ," and " ascension " of the Cosmic Christ Spirit on Earth.
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According to Jewish esoteric teachings, the Hebrew letters are the lifeforce of all things created, determining their essence.
According to Master Hsuan Hua, the most popular example of esoteric teachings still practiced in many Zen monasteries of East Asia, is the and its dhāraṇī (), along with the Great Compassion Dharani (), with its 42 Hands and Eyes Mantras.
According to Frederic Lamond, Bracelin's name was used because Shah " did not want to confuse his Sufi students by being seen to take an interest in another esoteric tradition.
According to a former student, Stephen Butterfield, " Trungpa told us that if we ever tried to leave the Vajrayana, we would suffer unbearable, subtle, continuous anguish, and disasters would pursue us like furies " Other Vajrayana teachers, as well, also warn their students about the dangers of the esoteric path.
He wrote a number of books and articles on sexual magic and various other esoteric studies, including The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way ( 1949 ), Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex ( 1958 ), Meditations on the Peaks: Mountain Climbing as Metaphor for the Spiritual Quest ( 1974 ), The Path of Enlightenment According to the Mithraic Mysteries ( 1977 ).
According to this view, Ali as the successor of Muhammad not only ruled over the community in justice, but also interpreted the Sharia Law and its esoteric meaning.
According to the Lucis Trust website, the Baileys founded a quarterly magazine of esoteric philosophy entitled The Beacon in 1922.
According to Tim Palmer, Kurosawa's films occupy a peculiar position between the materials of mass genre, on the one hand, and esoteric or intellectual abstraction, on the other.
According to legend, Christian Rosenkreuz was a doctor who discovered and learned esoteric wisdom on a pilgrimage to the Middle East among Turkish, Arab, and Persian sages, possibly Sufi or Zoroastrian masters, supposedly in the early 15th century ( see section below on Symbolism ); returned and founded the " Fraternity of the Rose Cross " with himself ( Frater C. R. C.
According to Van Oortmerssen, FALSE provided the inspiration for various well-known esoteric languages, including brainfuck and Befunge.
According to the esoteric doctrine of the Three Wheels, whereas Buddhas represent pure concepts and bodhisattvas teach through compassion, Wisdom Kings are the embodiment of the wheel of injunction and teach through fear, shocking nonbelievers into faith.
According to the late Robert Amadou ( 1924 – 2006 ), Pierre Plantard in 1953 was accused of selling degrees of esoteric orders for exorbitant sums.
According to " The Impossible Dream: The Story of Scott Walker and The Walker Brothers ", " album, recorded on December 13 and released in the following year, had little in common with the more esoteric progressive jazz that Scott was digging at the time, and the result veered more toward pleasantly middle-of-the-road muzak than the jazz fusion just around the corner.
According to Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme there are sixty Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, defined as beings who have reached the Fifth Level of Initiation or above, with Djwhal Khul in a pivotal role as the master who telepathically dictated the many esoteric teachings in Baileys ' books.
According to the esoteric tradition, the " Christ Event "-and, more specifically, the " salvation " of mankind by Jesus Christ-was / is a set of spiritual events which, mysteriously, are occurring " simultaneously with " and / or " parallel to " the process of spiritual initiation in general.
According to Diamond, " Reconstructionism is the most intellectually grounded, though esoteric, brand of dominion theology.
According to Borup the emphasis on ' mind to mind transmission ' is a form of esoteric transmission, in which " the tradition and the enlightened mind is transmitted face to face ".
According to the writings of Applewhite, " he said, he was visiting a hospitalized friend when Mrs. Nettles entered the room and their eyes locked in a shared recognition of esoteric secrets.
According to the Confessio a fundamental requisite to achieve this knowledge is " that we be earnest to attain to the understanding and knowledge of philosophy " and the Rosicrucian Brothers describe themselves as Christian (" What think you, loving people, and how seem you affected, seeing that you now understand and know, that we acknowledge ourselves truly and sincerely to profess Christ ") but not in the exoteric, popular Christianity sense (" condemn the Pope ,") but as an esoteric Christianity: " addict ourselves to the true Philosophy, lead a Christian life ".
According to the tradition of Shmitot, Genesis talks openly only about the current epoch, while the information about the previous cosmic cycles is hidden in the esoteric reading of the text.
According to both Schuré and Blavatsky, Plato had been initiated, but instead of speaking openly, he disguised the esoteric truths and put them into a rational, intellectual form which could be taught publicly.
According to Plato, and later esoteric systems such as Theosophy, primordial humans had once been hermaphrodites.
According to her later biographer, Nevill Drury, " Norton's esoteric beliefs, cosmology and visionary art are all closely intertwined-and reflect her unique approach to the magical universe.
According to the The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, 15th-century French king René of Anjou, who contributed to the formation of the Western esoteric tradition, used the theme of an " underground river " that was equated with the Alfeios River to represent a subculture of Arcadian esotericism, which was seen as an alternative to the mainstream spiritual and religious traditions of Christendom.
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According to the Greek tradition the Dipylon master was named Daedalus, and in his statues the limbs were freed from the body, giving the impression that the statues could move.
According to a controversial tradition reported by several medieval sources, Narses, out of spite for having been removed by Justinian's successor Justin II, called the Lombards to Italy.
According to Arab tradition, the ensuing war pushed Ghana over the edge, ending the kingdom's position as a commercial and military power by 1100, as it collapsed into tribal groups and chieftaincies, some of which later assimilated into the Almoravids while others founded the Mali Empire.
According to these statements, claims that one or more denominations might be the " true Church " are nothing more than propaganda which has evolved over centuries to support authoritarian claims --- based on tradition or based on scripture --- of merely human institutions.
Meteorologists ( and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere ) use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere, According to United States tradition, autumn runs from the day after Labor Day ( i. e. the Tuesday following the first Monday of September ) through Thanksgiving ( i. e. the fourth Thursday in November ), after which the holiday season that demarcates the unofficial beginning of winter begins.
According to family tradition, the family had included one of the most prolific Rococo painters of the ancien régime, Fragonard, whose handling of color and expressive, confident brushwork influenced later painters.
According to Jewish tradition the author was Samuel himself, but this idea is no longer regarded as tenable.
According to early tradition, this book was composed near the end of Domitian's reign, around the year 95 AD.
According to Jewish tradition the author of Kings was Jeremiah, whose life overlapped the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.
According to tradition, Bernard founded the monastery on 25 June 1115, naming it Claire Vallée, which evolved into Clairvaux.
According to Ivinskaya, " He began to say what an authentic event the funeral was -- an expression of what people really felt, and so characteristic of the Russia which stoned its prophets and did its poets to death as a matter of longstanding tradition.
According to tradition, a claim was once made that the shattering of a pumpkin frozen in liquid nitrogen and dropped from a sufficient height would produce a triboluminescent spark.
According to tradition, three generations before Confucius ' time, his ancestors had migrated from the Song state to the Lu state.
According to tradition, a Praetorian named Gratus found him hiding behind a curtain and suddenly declared him princeps.
According to one such tradition, she is the personification of the Earth itself ; according to another, its actual mother, being Prithvi Tattwa, the essence of the element earth.
According to tradition, the Colonna are a branch of the Counts of Tusculum — by Peter ( 1099 – 1151 ) son of Gregory III, called Peter " de Columna " from his property, the Columna Castle, in Colonna, Alban Hills.
According to Epiphanius Scholasticus, he was born in Athens, but there is also a tradition of an Alexandrian birth.
According to a tradition preserved in Eastern Christian folklore, Golgotha was the summit of the cosmic mountain at the center of the world and the location where Adam had been both created and buried.
According to this tradition, when Christ is crucified, his blood falls on Adam's skull, buried at the foot of the cross, and redeems him.
According to Christian tradition, Christ descended to hell after his death, in order to free the souls there ; this event is known as the harrowing of hell.
According to tradition, bits of hay are spread beneath the tablecloth as a reminder that Christ was born in a manger.