ALTculture 8/2018 – Contemplare… Care să fie oare originea acestui cuvânt? Şi, mai ales, care să fie semnificaţia sa?

ALTculture 8/2018 – Contemplare… Care să fie oare originea acestui cuvânt? Şi, mai ales, care să fie semnificaţia sa? De Călin Muntean Dacă ne uităm în Dicționarul Explicativ al Limbii Române (și vedeți că facem referire la el deoarece este o sursă autentică), definiția acestui cuvânt, a contempla, este următoarea: „lat. con-templari, a te uita în templu”. Cu alte cuvinte a te uita în tine însuți, în calitate de ființă divină, ori în interiorul unui lucru sau situație cu care ai legătură direct sau indirect.

Why are occult sciences different?

These sciences are, and have been for ages, hidden from the vulgar, for the very good reason that they would never be appreciated by the selfish educated classes, who would misuse them for their own profit, and thus turn the Divine science into black magic, nor by the uneducated, who would not understand them.

The need for Theosophy

In order to understand the emergence of the Theosophical Society, we must see the context of the development of culture and education in those times. The unprecedented progress of science was in a stark contrast with religion, which kept the same traditions for almost 2000 years and nothing new happen, nor could happen, because anything must conform to the Bible. Therefore, it seemed that the new findings should no longer be in harmony with the ancient traditions.

Theosophy before Blavatsky

Theosophy, as old as the world, is also known as the ‘Ancient Wisdom’. Rendering the lost teachings of Antiquity to the humankind, THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL, Theosophy brings to light the sacred writings of all religions, showing their esoteric meaning, justifying them before reason and intuition.

The emblem of the Theosophical Society

The emblem of the Theosophical Society includes several symbols, some of them confusing, such as the swastika, which reminds of Hitler, even if there exist a simple explanation.  We have to say it loud and clear that swastika is a very old symbol, so it can’t be Hitler’s invention. These symbols have been used in various cultures since ancient times to express profound spiritual concepts about man and the universe. For a neophyte, it might be difficult to understand everything in its complexity and interactions of its elements, a very difficult task to achieve without a thorough study.