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Esoteric & Exoteric Philosophy as a book title alone contains at least two, if not three words that we might think we know the meaning of – but do we really?

The word ‘philosophy’ is probably the least contentious – it translates as ‘love of wisdom’ from the ancient Greek, which means that we have in Esoteric & Exoteric Philosophy a collection of sayings that offer a Universal Wisdom that comes from the esoteric and applies to the exoteric. But what do the words ‘esoteric’ and ‘exoteric’ actually mean?

Esoteric in its ancient meaning, means the inner-most, the place that is equally in every human being, irrespective of gender, age or race. It is a place found in the inner-heart of all of us, a place that never changes, is forever present and manifests as stillness, steadiness and a sense of knowing. It is the counterbalance to the mind, which is forever busy, easily distracted, addicted to chatter and entertainment and always on the lookout for the next thing to do, get excited about and get involved in. It is a place where we know with absolute clarity what is of truth and what is not – it is a feeling of exquisite and unwavering certainty and beingness; it is our essence as human beings in a physical body and the place where true wisdom can be found and accessed.

And yet, the word ‘esoteric’ has been much maligned and misunderstood, to the point where it is now said to stand for something obscure and abstruse and all that doesn’t make common sense or is only for the select few, those who know in other words.

This begs the question – why has something that is simply the very core of every human being, something that we all share equally, something that is ever present, been so obscured and even maligned?

  • Is it possible that the esoteric has been obscured and made abstruse because – and only because – we have forgotten how to connect to our inner-most, to the esoteric that is equally present in all of us?

  • Have we conveniently forgotten that it exists and that there is more to us than flesh and bones?

  • We may wish to pause and ask ourselves whether that really makes sense when it is in our inner-most and truest and closest to what we actually are beyond the fact that we are also human beings.

Once we accept the esoteric as simply being the inner-most, and even if only as a possibility at first, then the exoteric also gets demystified and starts to make sense as being everything we do, say and think in the physical world of the five senses: the physical world we all share as human beings as long as our expression is informed by the esoteric, our inner-most truth.

And thus, the sayings under the umbrella of esoteric and exoteric philosophy presented in this book bridge what is known to be of truth in the inner-most to the outer world of action and expression.

The sayings in this collection of Esoteric & Exoteric Philosophy deliver the way of a true and practical philosophy – the application of true wisdom based on the esoteric in exoteric expression, in our day-to-day lives.

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Pondering and philosophy

The word ‘pondering’ means to think from the heart. There is much to enjoy and ponder on in this short presentation.

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The true nature of religion

True religion is the connection within ourselves and nature, the magic that we hold equally within us and the understanding of what that magic is.

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