is a non-religious approach to spirituality, the nature of the Soul,
and the development of consciousness. Also known as the Perennial
Philosophy, Esoteric Philosophy, Mysticism, and prisca theologia,
is a consensus from all cultures and all times about the Spiritual
Reality of our lives as human Souls incarnate.
times, the Wisdom
always has been known, yet hidden, veiled and secretly whispered
from lip to ear only to the most worthy. To avoid persecution
by the Church-State, the Great Mystery Schools were invisible
colleges a reference to the spiritual nature of the information
as well as its hidden traditions, rules, principles, and ceremonies.
even greater concern than being slaughtered by a Crusader
or burned-at-the-stake by the Grand Inquisitor was the foreboding
that the Ageless
Wisdom would be lost forever if it became a religion
rigid, oversimplified dogma for the masses further distorted
by institutionalized materialism and the lust for dominance.
In spite of
great advances in science and technology, the extent of human cruelty
and tolerance of gross injustice now requires those who possess
the Ageless Wisdom
to reveal it not only for the most worthy, but now for everyone
willing to open their hearts and minds to the Ultimate Unity behind
- is metaphysical
in its recognition of Consciousness as the Spiritual Force
behind all physical form.
- is mystical
in its emphasis on a Spiritual Path of self-initiated self-realization
largely free of ego-based masters and dogmatic religious
- is magical
in its ability to manifest and refine form.
- is contemplative
in its approach to God-Absolute via feeling beyond thought,
emotion, or physical sensation.
the Force that unifies all matter with its
Spiritual Source, is Divine Love
the longing of the part to be whole.
Ageless Wisdom is based upon principles drawn from
the secret teachings and published essays of Theosophists, esoterisists,
Gnostics, neo-Platonists, alchemists, Sufis, Cabalists, Rosicrucians,
Freemasons, Buddhists, Taoists, yogis, shamans and other mystics
including, but not limited to: Meister Johannes Eckhart, Jacob Boehme,
Emanuel Swedenborg, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross,
Jan Van Ruysbroeck, Saint Francis of Assisi, Thomas à Kempis,
Moses, Jesus of Nazareth, the Buddha (Gautama Siddhartha), Patanjali,
Pythagoras, Plato, Plotinus, Lao-tzu, Jalaluddin Rumi, William Law,
Walter Hilton, Marsilio Ficino, Henricus Cornelius Agrippa, Robert
Fludd, John Dee, Helena Petrova Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, Israel
Regardie, Eliphas Levy, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, Joseph Campbell,
Aldous Huxley, Carl G. Jung, Émile Coué, Dr. Ernest
Holmes, Dr. Thomson Jay Hudson, R. Buckminster Fuller,
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Evelyn Underhill,
Manly P. Hall, Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton, Andrew Harvey,
Matthew Fox, and the Course in Miracles. I also wish to express
here my deep appreciation to my personal teacher, Georgia Lambert,
and her teachers — especially Lucille Cedercrans — without
whom I might never have ventured beyond the most superficial understanding
of the Ageless Wisdom.
in each one of us there is an inner pull toward some higher
form of life, an underlying but insistent urge that prompts
us like the flower which innately turns toward the
sun to look toward something greater than ourselves.
Roberto Assagioli (1888 - 1974)
Founder of Psychosynthesis
in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are
love. Love is life.
Persian, Sufi mystic, poet.
is without love does not know God, for God is love.
everything that I understand, I understand only because I
love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die
means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general
and eternal source.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian novelist, philosopher.