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The Golden Thread – The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions

15 mei 2019

By Joscelyn Godwin, Foreword by Richard Smoley.

200 Pages | First Question Edition 2007, second printing 2013 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 9780835608602.

The ancient sages of the Western Mystery Traditions passed on a knowledge beyond reason, allowing us to access transcendent states, that reveal our own nature and that of the cosmos. Such sages exist in every age and elevate all of humanity, says Joscelyn Godwin, whether we realize it or not. Among those whose wisdom he traces from antiquity to the present include:

  • Hermes Trismegistus
  • Zoroaster
  • Orpheus
  • Pythagoras
  • Plato
  • The Gnostics
  • The Alchemists
  • The Rosicrucians
  • The Freemasons
  • The Theosophists

Each stage is always with us, Godwin emphasizes, and so offers a potential source of inspiration and action for today.

From Chapter 16 - 'The End of the Thread?' (p. 149 & 150):

" The transcendent philosophy that rises above so manu useless arguments has always been there, and never so available as it is today. Knowledge has been put into our hands that was once the closely guarded property of initiates, together with the freedom to discuss and follow it without fear of being executed for heresy. Is this not cause for rejoicing? The price we pay for this historically unique situation is living in the modern world, in which the lunatics quite obviously are running the asylum. So be it. The philosopher knows that the Gods are playing their games, the cosmic machinery turns, and history rattles on. But he also knows the timeless, the secret place from which all this can be surveyed with mild amusement, as a flutter on the surface of the ocean. "


auteur: Godwin, J.
ISBN: 9780835608602

Prijs: € 18,75

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