Esotericism


Ever wonder why so called "spiritual truths" are coded in esoteric language?

The answer, me thinks, is given in the about Wikipedia article.  It is similar to an answer which i got from Cecil Frederick Russell to a similar question. 

source: Wikipedia on Esotericism

"While I am convinced of the critical importance of historiography in the study of esotericism (and for this reason all of my academic books are firmly grounded in historical method) I do not believe that historiography is adequate in itself to convey the complex, multivalent nature of esoteric thought, traditions, or most of all, experience. Esotericism, given all its varied forms and its inherently multidimensional nature, cannot be conveyed without going beyond purely historical information: at minimum, the study of esotericism, and in particular mysticism, requires some degree of imaginative participation in what one is studying."

However i think it is just an excuse to be vague, ambiguous and unclear. It allows the author to switch objects of reference introducing unnecessary confusion.  It obstructs truth.  I say, speak plainly and directly and as clearly as possible ... especially about spiritual matters ... that is unless your intention is to hide something. 

Tags

  1. esotericism
  2. esoteric
  3. language
  4. spiritual truths
  5. occult

Comments


Mark de LA says
That's your hang-up not mine! Some domains (most) you have to do some kind of work to get some kind of results. Some Egos are so huge that they think they can pass judgement on things which they have not done the requisite research to understand. Sometimes the things are not about understanding in the rational world, but other senses & consciousnesses.


Seth says
MR 2013-05-28 12:47:41 16549
What do you expect from esotericism?  Look up the meaning.  In fact GW has said that the secrets
are no more secret than those of the scientist playing with quantum shit or the astronomer who knows
when the eclipse will happen. I suspect that writing JAVA programs are esoteric to Seth but not for me.
Certainly where all the money goes in Washington D.C. is esoteric to the taxpayers.



Obviously i know what esoteric means. 

... think about it

... can that really be my message here?

Ask yourself: why some who talk about spiritual matters almost always use esoteric language?

Mark de LA says
The quote I was looking for:
source: ...

P.2659 #45,1 83-10-1-4-13-3-TUE (27.3 yrs ago)
" ¶(2554) ... Dai yot #45, JEET, Water of Moon, Chesed of Yesod; kon
P.1586, P.1852, P.1876, & P.2483: Pleasure or Satisfaction in Restriction, Regulations, Measured Steps, "There is a time when Wisdom urges Rest; Quit not thine house to meddle with the state; "Linger in the courtyard before the door".  First generate energy enough so when proper time comes to act you can work with great force;  use discretion & practice the five points of fellowship.  Those in the know are aware of what course in general the future will take;  free deeds are not under compulsion.  Study all the given references. 
¶(2555) LOGIC, or Language, conforms to laws which transcend the subject matter - nutrition or mathematics, or whatever - in Barbara Cubed we showed how the inference in the syllogism is the same as that in experience or a fortiori; on
P.2652we identified logic with mathematics, suggesting that a computer, human or machine can reason mathematically.  Learning to REASON is one of the steps in the Evolution of Mankind which needs to be improved considerably before taking the next step, viz, to transcend Reason!
¶(2558) MAGIC achieves feats which cannot be accomplished by those less skilled & knowledgeable, that is all; the motive which makes it WHITE or BLACK is something else.  Every occupation has its own jargon.  Whoever knows how to get the nth root of any number appears to be a magician, awesome to one who can't do it.  FERMATIQUE, like all the other lessons in TAI SHU is a Yogic exercise, designed to foster the G W! Man-made laws can be broken; spies can steal top-secrets; the ALCHEMIST has no fear for the protection is intrinsic! "

...


Seth says
some facebook dialogue here

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