Exoteric – Esoteric

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Religion exists at two Levels – the Exoteric and the Esoteric. To put it bluntly, the exoteric level is meant for the profane. The exoteric literal level of religious philosophy is pure idiocy. To think that the fantastic Tales of demons and multi-headed monsters and miraculous events of every stripe, such as making the sun stand still, dividing the Red Sea, destroying the world by flood and all the other related nonsense is accepted without hesitation, on the basis of Faith, is astonishing. Nevertheless, it is so.

The Esoteric Level of religion is a Science that is mathematical, coherent, logical and provable. But this science of Truth is veiled by the masque of mythology. Some are repulsed by this mask and unfortunately turn away and denounce all concepts that support the possible existence of a Creator God Force. The great majority accepts the myth at face value – believe it or not. But fortunately, there are some that choose the path of Investigation, of which you and I are a part.

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6 thoughts on “Exoteric – Esoteric

    • Absolutely. I think the ancients used mythology to not describe separate entities that exist outside of ourselves, but more like what later Freud called Ego, Id Super-ego, etc. The myths represent parts of ourselves, it’s a Holy Science of As Above So Below, as within so without. All is One Self. As I asked on another post, if we could strip away all illusion, what would be left?

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