Intuition, Wonder, Conscience. Faith, Hope and Love.

Esoteric philosophy calls for a rediscovery of the spiritual hierarchies ranged above us, and intimately connected with that, a discovery of the divine capabilities ranged within us. This was the secret preserved and nurtured by geniuses as diverse as Plato, St. Paul, Leonardo, Shakespeare and Newton.

  1. If you can think so deeply that you can rediscover the spiritual roots of thought, if you can recognize thoughts as living spiritual beings…
  2. If you can develop a strong enough sense of your own individuality that you can become aware of your interaction with the Thought-Beings that weave in and out of yourself, yet not be overwhelmed by this reality…
  3. If you can recreate the ancient sense of wonder and use this sense of wonder to help awaken the willpower that lies sleeping in your deep, dark recesses…
  4. If the fire of love for your fellow human beings rises from your heart and causes you to weep tears of compassion…

… then you have been working on the Four Elements. You have begun the process of their transformation.

This is the mysterious fourfold ‘work’ also alluded to by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13: ‘For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part but then shall I know even as I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love…’

Intuition is transformed intellect that perceives the spiritual beings as real. Paul calls this faith.

Wonder is transformed feeling, feeling that has become aware of the spiritual workings of the cosmos but is not overwhelmed by them. Paul calls this hope.

Conscience is transformed will, when by the exercise of thought and imagination, faith and hope, we have begun to transform that part of ourselves, including the willpower that lives beneath the threshold of consciousness. Paul calls this charity or love.

By applying faith to hope, and by applying faith and hope to love, a human being may then be transformed into an angel.

Quoted From, The Secret History Of The World, Jonathan Black



3 thoughts on “Intuition, Wonder, Conscience. Faith, Hope and Love.

    • It is REALLY great! šŸ™‚ I think that you will like it a lot. Right now I am listening to Autobiography Of a Yogi (also very great) and started reading Inner Christianity. I am reading Hellen Keller with the girls now.

      • ooh those are both really great too, hubby followed Yogananda for a while there before we had met! and inner Christianity, love that one! believe it or not I have never read Hellen Keller! will have to put that on our homeschool reading list šŸ™‚

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