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Alchemy — Excerpts from The Secret of the Golden Flower

Alchemy — Excerpts from The Secret of the Golden Flower

The Taoist text The Secret of the Golden Flower containing the following passages related to the practice of alchemy:

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Self-Knowledge — A Hermetic Practice

Self-Knowledge — A Hermetic Practice

The Corpus Hermeticum, an ancient esoteric text attributed to the sage Hermes Trismegistus, contains many instructions and teachings on raising one’s level of consciousness, or Nous, and reuniting with the divine. In Book 13, in a dialogue between Hermes and […]

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spreading the Spiritual Teachings — Two Excerpts from the Gospel of Matthew

Spreading the Spiritual Teachings — Two Excerpts from the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew, an early Christian text, is the first book of the New Testament and is believed to have been written sometime between 80 and 90 AD. It narrates the life events and teachings of Jesus, a spiritual teacher revered and studied by religious communities such as Christianity, Gnosticism, the Essene community, etc. Helping others spiritually is an important part of an overall spiritual practice, so it is therefore not surprising that in the passages from Matthew below Jesus offers some advice about this topic:

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Alchemy Practice — Excerpts from the Hua Hu Ching

Alchemy Practice — Excerpts from the Hua Hu Ching

The following passages from the Hua Hu Ching (an ancient Taoist text) explain the practice of alchemy, and its significance in spiritual development…

December 3, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Om Namah Shivaya — New Video

Om Namah Shivaya — New Video

We’ve released an alternate recording of the mantra Om Namah Shivaya (original post with info about the mantra can be found here). This one is more of a song-like version, which was really nice to do around the campfire at […]

November 24, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Solitary Morning Prayer — A Practice from the Gospel of Mark

Solitary Morning Prayer — A Practice from the Gospel of Mark

While reading through the Gospel of Mark, a Christian text forming the second book of the New Testament and believed to have been recorded some time in the 1st century CE, we came across the following passage about Jesus praying:

November 20, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Divine Guidance in Dreams and Daily Life — A Hermetic Practice

Divine Guidance in Dreams and Daily Life — A Hermetic Practice

The Corpus Hermeticum contains many instructions and teachings on raising one’s level of consciousness, or Nous, and leading a spiritual life. In Book 12, Hermes explains the following about communion with divinity through dreams and through signs in daily life:

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Expanding Our Research and a Call for Submissions

Expanding Our Research and a Call for Submissions

For almost one year now, the team here at Ancient Sacred Knowledge has been researching spiritual texts in search of spiritual practices. The research has spanned millennia and civilizations from Mexico to the Far East. Along the way, we’ve found […]

November 13, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Mantra IAO — An Exercise from the Pistis Sophia

Mantra IAO — An Exercise from the Pistis Sophia

In the fifth book of the Pistis Sophia, the sacred mantra IAO is taught. Here is what is said about it in the text:

November 10, 2014 | By | 10 Replies More
Prayer — An Exercise from the Gospel of Matthew

Prayer — An Exercise from the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew, an early Christian text, narrates the life events and teachings of Jesus, a spiritual teacher revered and studied in religious communities such as Christianity, Gnosticism, the Essene community, etc. Below is an excerpt from Matthew where Jesus explains the power of prayer:

November 9, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More