• Sacred books

    Since the dawn of time, and whatever the name given to them - prophets, initiates or visionaries - inspired individuals have experienced transcendent states giving them the capacity to receive information and revelations stemming from superior dimensions. Throughout centuries, these messengers transmitted the principles of a unique fundamental tradition, which they adapted according to the characteristics of the time in which they lived, with always the same eternal wisdom as the common denominator and sacred basis of all religions. Those books can be read at different levels of understanding. For the largest mass of believers, teachings are displayed under the shape of parables, rituals and myths. But in most of these texts there is some hidden truth which only initiates can understand.

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    The spiritual source of Hinduism can be found in the Vedas, ancient scriptures written in Sanskrit, the most important of which is the Rig Veda containing a thousand and twenty-eight hymns. The first Vedas were hymns and prayers in three books: Yajur Veda, Sâma Veda and Atharva Veda.

    Stemming from Divine revelation, Veda is made of poems forming a book of extraordinary rich esoteric symbols. Century after century these scriptures were transmitted my means of a very specific oral tradition since the XIII° century B.C.

    The Upanishads represent the most important part of Indian teachings, and are esoteric complements to Veda. The composition of those sacred texts took place over numerous centuries, forming the Vedanta : the accomplishment of Veda.

    "The Upanishads were written in order to establish the science of the Brahman, so that ignorance would be rejected forever and the course of lives would stop."

    Shankara

    This guide for spiritual life is the sixth book in the Mahâbhârata, an Hindu epic telling about conflicts that occurred between two clans of the same family: the Kaurava representing dark forces, and the Pândava stemming from the gods. The Bhagavad-Gita is a poem divided into eighteen songs; it elevates the disciple from the human plane into the divine plane in three steps.

    If history begins with writing, the cradle of the West can be found in Sumer. Thousands of clay tablets reveal the fact that the Bible's stories about the Creation in seven days, the Flood, and the Babel tower in fact were transcripts of tales which Sumerian scribes had written in Mesopotamia, more than 6,000 years ago.

    Polytheist Egypt displayed its knowledge through the hieroglyphic scriptures found in pyramids and tombs, and on papyrus scrolls such as 'the Book of the Dead'. Those scriptures had three meanings :- an exoteric meaning, meant to teach the mass.- a mesoteric meaning, meant for priests initiated to lower mysteries. - an esoteric meaning, meant for priests initiated to higher mysteries.

    In Egyptian temples, Moses received initiatory teachings, which were at the origin of Hebraic esotericism under the name of the Kabbalah. With the Kabbalah it is possible to interpret the secret meaning of divine mysteries hidden in the Bible.

    The Kabbalah is not just theoretical teachings, it is also a spiritual experience based upon the various names of the Divine. It culminated in the XIII° century with the Zohar (Book of Splendour).

    The Bible is the most distributed and most translated book in the world. It is a compilation of sacred texts that codified the life of the Hebrew people, and it tells about experiences and teachings of the Prophets who followed one another throughout centuries since Abraham, all of them announcing the coming of the Messiah. For the Jews, the Bible is the Law of the Hebrews: the Thorah, God's revelation to Moses. For the Christians, it is the Old Testament.

    Christians consider Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah announced in the Bible; his life and accomplishments are told in the Gospels. At the origin, the Christian tradition was told on three levels, which gave birth to three Churches. The Church of Peter transmits its exoteric teachings under the form of parables in the Gospels. The Church of John gives mesoteric teachings in an hermetic language in St-John's Book of Revelation. The Church of James the Elder provides esoteric teachings given by word of mouth to adepts.

    In year 610 A.D., when prophet Muhammed was forty years old, after a time of fasting, prayer and meditation, he heard a voice calling him and saw a beam of light 'of unbearable splendour'. A man-shaped angel unfolded a silken cloth covered with scriptures in front of him; and Muhammad was told to recite this revelation, which was to become the Qur'an, a book of 114 chapters containing 6,226 verses called suras. Like the Christian and Jewish religions, Islam possesses an esoteric core, which is the Sufi tradition, giving absolute priority to personal experience of the Divine presence.

    Taoism was born around 3,000 years B.C. Lao-Tzu is considered the author of the Tao Te Qing, sacred book of the Tao. Through poetical, often paradoxical or enigmatic aphorisms, it offers an intuitive observation of the Universe. The Tao Te Qing or 'Book of the Path and Virtue' is divided into two books of respectively 37 and 44 chapters.

    The Chuang-Tzu Taoist Texts were written by Master Chuang-Tzu in the III° and IV° centuries A.D. They give out the full clarity of the Taoist thought about the world and man. They are divided into three books and 33 chapters. The Writings of Chuang-Tzu imprinted their mark upon Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.

    Buddhism was introduced in Tibet during the VII° century, where it started growing very fast under the influence of several great masters. The Bardo Thödol, also called the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead', is a guidebook to go beyond the death by transforming its process into an act of liberation.

    In our current time of mutation and renewal, some people try to draw a synthesis between science and religion in order to bring answers to an always moving society in which references of the past are no longer effective. During the previous millennium it was in the secret shrine of initiatory brotherhoods (Rose-Cross, Freemasonry, Martinism, etc.) that the most evolved minds of their time could share and transmit gnostic and hermetic trends linked to the original tradition.

    In the XIX° century, as a reaction against growing materialism, new trends emerged. Saint-Yves d'Alveydre produced a concept of traditional political and social organisation coined with the term 'Synarchy'. His book, 'L'Archeometre', offers a synthesis from numbers, alphabets, architectural patterns and sacred music.

    In the same period of time, initiates appeared and left significant written works. Alan Kardec wrote 'The Spirit's Book'. Helena Blavatsky wrote 'The Secret Doctrine', 'Isis Unveiled', etc., and is at the origin of the spiritualist trend of Theosophy. At the beginning of the XX° century, Peter Deunov founded the Universal White Brotherhood; his lectures were typed and published by his disciples.

    In the 1930's, a group of American people who later chose to remain anonymous received the dictation of 'The Urantia Book', more than 2,000 pages in which the history and structure of the Universe are explained, along with the life of Jesus and the evolution of our planet. 'Urantia' is the name given to our planet by beings who are at the origin of this transmission.

    Jim Hurtak's book 'The Keys of Enoch' draws a synthesis between spiritual understanding and scientific understanding, as both are to converge if the human race can manage to take a quantum leap. In January 1973, the author experienced inner illumination during which, amongst other things, he saw a flaming cylinder-shaped manuscript from which a light was projected into his third eye, implanting the blueprints of the 'Key of Enoch' scenario in his mind.

    After long preparation during many years, trans-dimensional contact with super-terrestrial consciousness-beings from the Intra-universal Internal Unity was established upon the person of Appel Guery.

    The consequence of this was the elaboration of the 'Intra-universal Unitary Science', a book containing two hundred chapter in which original answers are given to the questions we ask ourselves about the origin of incarnation and life, and the nature of love, sleep, dreaming, illness, death, etc.