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The Inner Light

Self-Realization via the Western Esoteric Tradition
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
John Hunt Publishing
 | 
March, 2014
ISBN:
9781846946103
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$43.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Eastern teachings—Yoga, Buddhism, Tantra, martial arts, and so on—have become extremely popular in the West here in the early 21st century. What is less well known, however, is the Yoga of the West —the Western Esoteric Tradition. This tradition includes such powerful teachings as spiritual alchemy, the Kabbalah, the Tarot, sacred geometry, Sex Magick, High Magick, and thaumaturgy (the art of manifestation). In addition, the entire field of Western spiritual psychology—everything from the work of Jung, Assagioli, A Course in Miracles, the Enneagram, and Ken Wilber's teachings—are part of the modern leading edge of the Western esoteric tradition.

The Inner Light: Self-Realization via the Western Esoteric Tradition provides a comprehensive manual in both theory and practice to enable either the newcomer to spiritual work, or the more seasoned traveler of the path, to advance in their inner development and outer success in life. It contains cutting-edge information from modern psychology, in combination with the old and potent teachings of Western esoterica.

The main premise presented is that reality as we know it is a construct of the personal mind—itself a modification of the Cosmic Mind, or matrix of Consciousness—and all ‘other worlds’ (‘planes,’ ‘dimensions’) reside within, as representational models of reality. The ‘personal self’ (ego) as we commonly experience it is not what we really are; this ‘self’ is a type of manufactured image generated by various factors…

What is being proposed is not that the ‘truth is within’ or that some ‘light within’ is the great secret; but rather that we reside within the limitless field of consciousness that is the Ground of existence. And thus we ourselves are the ‘inner light’.

“P.T. Mistlberger’s The Inner Light is a stupendous accomplishment, linking spiritual, psychological, and magickal traditions into a coherent whole. Its focus on history is kept fascinating by revealing the interplay and interdependence between the seemingly disparate threads of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and what has evolved into modern psychological theories and practices. This weaving of systems, combined with practical techniques, will bring new insights to students and practitioners in many fields as well as increasing respect and understanding.” Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick

Publisher’s Description: 

Eastern teachings—Yoga, Buddhism, Tantra, martial arts, and so on—have become extremely popular in the West here in the early 21st century. What is less well known, however, is the Yoga of the West - the Western Esoteric Tradition. This tradition includes such powerful teachings as spiritual alchemy, the Kabbalah, the Tarot, sacred geometry, Sex Magick, High Magick, and thaumaturgy (the art of manifestation). In addition, the entire field of Western spiritual psychology —everything from the work of Jung, Assagioli, A Course in Miracles, the Enneagram, and Ken Wilber's teachings—are part of the modern leading edge of the Western esoteric tradition.

The Inner Light: Self-Realization via the Western Esoteric Tradition provides a comprehensive manual in both theory and practice to enable either the newcomer to spiritual work, or the more seasoned traveler of the path, to advance in their inner development and outer success in life. It contains cutting-edge information from modern psychology, in combination with the old and potent teachings of Western esoterica.

"P.T. Mistlberger’s The Inner Light is a stupendous accomplishment, linking spiritual, psychological, and magickal traditions into a coherent whole. Its focus on history is kept fascinating by revealing the interplay and interdependence between the seemingly disparate threads of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and what has evolved into modern psychological theories and practices. This weaving of systems, combined with practical techniques, will bring new insights to students and practitioners in many fields as well as increasing respect and understanding." Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick

"A comprehensive book, comprising a well-researched and annotated reference text of the history, components, and better-known personalities of the Western Esoteric Tradition. Some of the inclusions surprised me, not because they were inappropriate, but because the author does us a great service by placing them in true context; his understanding of the difference between popular neo-Eastern practices and genuine Eastern traditions, for example, is used in places to elucidate the content of Western esotericism. Especially impressive is the author's understanding of the interaction between the many streams that merge and flow as the broad river of the Western Esoteric Tradition. P.T. Mistlberger has made the wise choice not to include many examples of methods, but to offer us the sources of many related methods to research and pursue for ourselves. I will recommend this book to my students."R.J. Stewart, author of Advanced Magical Arts and The Underworld Initiation

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