reply to post by pathoftruth
Arcane: requiring secret or mysterious knowledge.
It never ceases to amaze me that people would advise you on something they know nothing about. I am a Christian, but I also seek the higher religious
mysteries associated with it. Jewish Mysticism is a fine example of what you would want to pursue if you wanted to steer clear of the pitfalls.
Christianity was born from the Jewish faith. Kabbalah is the "mystery" level of Jewish mysticism, (and I'm not talking about the Hollywood version
of it either), where only a few bright students are selected to study with their mentors. You don't have to be a Jew to do this, but it is a fine
example of how this knowledge was/is used in the proper way. Any intent, other than to serve God, could be considered a dark path you may wish to
Everything in this world has a good version and a bad version. "Arcane" knowledge is one of those things. To find such use of it, one only needs
to read the Bible, and you'll find example after example of the religious mysteries in use. Do you think the prophets were just cool people? LOL!
They were revered for their wisdom and devout devotion to this information, and guarded it well. After you've studied perhaps Kabbalah, you may even
begin to unravel some of the cryptic wording in the biblical texts. After that, move on to reputable alchemical sources - those who practiced
spiritual alchemy as well as physical - you will uncover even more.
There's a reason why people don't go around raising the dead and walking on water - Jesus taught his disciples to perform miracles the same way he
did....we've been taught that pursuing this knowledge is evil, and that realm has also been flooded with disinformation to keep you from reaching
your goal even further and cause you to go astray and lose interest... or worse....get power hungry and let greed consume you.
If you seek the knowledge, all you need do is ask, and keep asking....God will hear you, and you will be given the information in pieces over time.
IT WILL HAPPEN! In fact, this is the ONLY source I would recommend you asking, as man does not have all the answers.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them
that ask him?
12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.