Self-Identity and the Path of Return by Mark Stavish Edited by Alfred DeStefano, III In continuation of our previous discussion, reflection upon the nature of our “self” or, more precisely, our concept of ourself, is the basis of all esoteric practices. In the initiation rituals of various schools we are told that we are to […]

The Four Aims of Life:  Jupiter in Daily Living – Practices to Increase Health, Wealth, Happiness, and Wisdom May 20, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm, with a break for lunch Tuition: $75 Classical teachings say that life has four aims or goals: enhancing health, the acquisition of wealth, experiencing happiness, and the sharing of wisdom.  Seeking and expressing […]

By Mark Stavish Edited by Alfred DeStefano III   The essence of the spiritual path is our individualized self and our understanding of “I,” or what it means to BE. Without our individuality, we could not begin the Path of Return, sustain it, nor reap the benefits of the experiences gained therefrom. We often hear […]

by Mark Stavish Edited by Alfred DeStefano, III Sadhu states that the great difference he experienced between Western occultism and Eastern mysticism was simply the goal. The goal of Ramana Maharshi was self-awareness, or self-realization. This was clearly stated from the beginning and exhibited in the person of Maharshi himself. While talked about, or more […]

by Mark Stavish Edited by Alfred DeStefano III Part One Mouni Sadhu’s book, In Days of Great Peace, is essential reading for anyone on the spiritual path. In it, Sadhu describes his path from being a Martinist and ceremonial magician to a devoted disciple of the non-dual philosophy of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the famous Indian […]

As I have stated in several articles across the years – and more so recently – it is very important that each of us apply so-called “spiritual principles” in our daily life. This comes primarily from having a goal, a purpose, a compelling future that drives us forward so that we can get out of […]

In the circles of spirituality (and with it politics) we are often told that our happiness lies in others.  While it true that “no man is an island” (or woman for that matter) it is a stretch to go from saying that our lives interact to saying that I am only happy when others are […]