posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 03:48 AM
The question is posed by a woman with children... what's the point? You're wasting your time and energy.
Sorry to bring bad news into this discussion but throughout recorded history Mystery School teachings have been the prerogative of men, just the same
as is Monastic and most (if not all) serious Spiritual work.
This is neither a Chauvinistic attitude nor a put down of women it is merely a statement of fact, and reality. There are Paths for women but this is
not it. Believe me... and just how many women do you see in Monasteries?
Involving oneself on a Spiritual Path requires intensity and total commitment: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year... for 7 years and
probably more like 14. With no guarantee of success.
In addition, the Initiate wannabes are required and expected to give up worldly attachments of mother, father, wife. children, country, possessions;
etc. etc. in order to be able to attach to something more important when the time comes.
It is nearly impossible to research the teaching and process presented in a Mystery School environment because this knowledge has generally not
carried forward in writings but passed orally.
Along the path the Initiate must learn to read symbols and signs which is necessary in order to understand the Spiritual events which will occur as
one reaches various levels of development. It's not easy.
Suffice to say that the Initiate would enter into a very closed Society and use any and all means to achieve a goal which is essentially Rebirth: the
killing off of the Human aspects so that the Spiritual Self can be born.
This requires years of intense study, Meditation, Prayer and preparation, and even drugs (Hashish and Peyote were/are the two preferred) for it is a
very literal Death which must occur to produce a journey into the Spiritual World (Hierarchy) and finally, a return Life (maybe) as a totally changed
Many Initiates die in the process, and thus, it was/is considered a very dangerous undertaking with very real risks all along the way. Of course
after years of dedication and preparation the potential rewards are considered worth the risk at the right moment, and for many death is more
preferable than failure.
If you want to read a very interesting book which touches on this subject and will also scare the # out of you then read 'The Spear of Destiny' by
Trevor Ravencroft. Pay particularly close attention to the reason these matters stopped being discussed after WWII.
This book is not a road map for Spiritual development, or for Mystery Schools either, but is interesting but will likely nightmares if approached
The journey begins with a simple "inner" commitment to to make the journey, a contract of sorts with ones higher self. A non-revocable contract.
What you bring forth from within will save you... what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
If one is truly sincere, you can't lie to yourself and all too soon you will discover the value of Truth anyway, then there are forces within each of
us that will bring you to the path which ultimately becomes a Razors Edge.
With hard work, and some years later, one will be in deep # from which there is no retreat and will, must, find the courage to continue on. The pain
that one experiences in the process is beyond imagining, but necessary for cleansing and to experience the World Spirit.
When the student is ready the teacher appears... but as I stated at the beginning, this is NOT a woman's game and you can take that to the Bank and
with a commitment to family you'd be wasting your time anyway.
I could write a book on the subject (or recommend a few) as could any true seeker who ultimately became a "finder," or traveled as a successful
But when ones reaches the end of this kind of journey the reason that isn't done becomes crystal clear along with some many Enlightenment's.
Even the stones were men once... but they have forgotten much.