Real Occult Knowledge
Many of you who are sincerely seeking REAL Occult Knowledge will be familiar with the saying that: "When the Disciple is ready the Master appears". But who understands the real meaning of this saying, and how many can be said to be truly ready for the Master?
Those of you who are far advanced upon the Path will have encountered many seekers who prefer to live in a dream within the dream of Illusion. It is also true that most of those who say they want to learn Occult Knowledge prefer to have their own pet theories and fantasies confirmed rather than having the true Laws and principles explained by a real Master—appointed to this task by the Gods themselves. And how difficult it is to find such a Master, and know him!
As you can read on our homepage, and especially in our warning note, there is now more than one organisation advertising on the Internet claiming to represent the 'Hidden Masters' and teach the Ancient Mysteries. How does the sincere seeker know whom or what to believe? Firstly, we can say we have never used paid advertising to promote the Teachings of the Secret Order we represent, nor do we have any intention of doing so. We have better methods to lead the sincere and genuine seeker to the True Teachings of the Masters of Wisdom. One of these is word of mouth, for there can be no better proselyte than those who have tasted the fruits of Wisdom and no greater service than to lead others to the One Light of Truth. You can read several testimonials from Members of the Secret Order on our homepage.
Secondly, the Secret Order exists in the higher realms, and it is in these finer, non-physical dimensions that many who have been drawn to this website have first made contact with the Secret Order, though they may not be consciously aware of this in their waking life on earth. The Secret Order's files are full of testimonials from grateful Members who were led to this website in just this way. Some saw the name of our website in dreams and 'googled' it upon awakening. Others beheld a vision in which they met one or more of the Teachers of the Secret Order. Yet others clairvoyantly saw certain writings which appertain to the Secret Order's teachings, while some felt an irresistible inner compulsion to search online for particular phrases such as 'true occult knowledge', 'sincere seekers after truth', 'Hidden Masters of Wisdom', and so on and so forth.
It is always wise to act upon such intuitions, for in many cases these are sent to us by the Wise keepers of the Keys to the ancient Mystery Teachings in the higher realms, who have decided that we are now worthy to learn the great Truths. And so you see, we do not need to pay anyone to advertise on our behalf, for the sincere seeker will always find their way to the True Light and the True Teacher, just as you have done who are reading these words. Further and fuller answers can be found on the pages of this website and in the FREE introductory book we have published, reviewed below.
Serpents of Wisdom by Edda Livingston was written expressly for sincere seekers after Truth. It describes the search for a genuine Spiritual Master in plain and simple language all can understand. Those who have wasted years swimming in an ocean of New Age material will welcome the clarity the author sheds on the many wrong teachings, fantasies and speculations masquerading as Occult Knowledge.
Written with warmth and gentle humour, Serpents of Wisdom is an excellent introduction to the subjects taught by this Secret Order. But be warned, the book pulls no punches in lambasting the many past and present pretenders to Wisdom and imposters of Truth who prey upon the inexperience and gullibility of those seeking a spiritual Master.
Although the author made this book freely available to all during her lifetime, just as we do, one commercial organisation purporting to represent the 'Hidden Masters' is selling their printed version for up to $15 under the title In Search of the Hidden Masters. The only difference between their edition and our PDF is that the printed book has been 'padded out' with additional content the author never wrote!
Our PDF has been carefully re-set from Edda Livingston's original MSS first published as The Serpents of Wisdom in HTML format on her own (now defunct) website, Argotique, in 2002. With the exception of some images which we have removed to keep the file size small, our PDF is identical to this MSS. Similar, free PDFs of the book taken from the author's MSS can also be found on other websites, including issuu.com—the free digital publishing website. All that we ask is that you do not download our PDF to pass it off as your own work, or seek to profit from it in any commercial way.
Among the many subjects discussed in the Serpents of Wisdom are:
- why the true Masters and Teachers must always remain hidden.
- why asceticism can never lead to illumination.
- the dangers of channeling, spiritualism and séances.
- the wisdom of the great Teachers and Messengers of the past and present.
- the hidden secret to successful prayer.
- how to start out on an amazing Spiritual Journey.
Real occult knowledge versus fantasy
Many seekers pile their own vain imaginings in a heap and gaze with adoring eyes at the vanity of their own dreams, which only add to the Illusions which blind them to TRUE Reality. And not only do they do this while they are still on earth, but when they cross the Border—called Death by the other dreamers—they immediately commence with the construction of yet another cycle of phantom devices, invented and framed in the ignorance of their wandering minds, which now believe they have mastered the ultimate secret at last, until once more they are swept away and out of their new and useless Empire of uninstructed, fanciful, chimerical musings, like a blade of grass: of no value whatever in that or any other realm, and commence anew their bemused meditations on this earthly Plane.
And again they rave and shout about the spirit messages they receive from their "angel guides", "channelers" and "mediums", not knowing that if they receive any messages at all they are sent to them by the confused dwellers of the so-called "astral" worlds. Such beings, wrongly called 'spirits', for they are still material, are generally no more 'enlightened' than the average seeker on earth (and often much less so).
The dwellers in these worlds search for easily influenced and gullible fools in order to unload within their untutored minds the dross they can no longer hold themselves. Such foolish seekers may even pride themselves on their "intelligence," not realising that "intellect" is nothing more than a natural development of their animal instincts and animal cunning, such as that displayed by monkeys, for instance, and only slightly more mature and therefore more dangerous and misleading. This may come as a shock to mediums and psychics, many of whom are the most sincere and honourable people one could wish to meet. But they would be still more shocked—and terrified—if they knew what really happens during séances and so-called 'channelings' when any real power is available.
Spirit messages & Mediumship
You may ask why so many seekers have such completely wrong ideas about psychic phenomena. The reason is that 'spirit messages', 'channelings', and so on are all phenomena of an ASTRAL nature. The messengers—supposed to be the spirits of departed human beings, or 'angel guides' heard or seen by psychics and mediums—are the non-human inhabitants of the Astral World. More often still they are simply tricks of the imagination. In either case, such apparitions have no connection whatever with humans who have died.
Only a TRAINED Occultist who knows the true Laws and principles underlying all such phenomena can distinguish the reality from the illusion. It may be asked if all such phenomena are not the result of the activities of departed human beings or 'angels', how come so many messages contain true facts known only to the medium or psychic? The answer is very simple; the inhabitants of the Astral World obtain all the information they need from our own subconscious memories, always provided that we open ourselves up to such communication by becoming mediums—which is not something we would recommend under ANY circumstances, for the reasons already given.
Sublime Occult Mysteries
Only by a deep and sincere study of the Sublime Occult Mysteries can we hope to gain real, Occult Knowledge. We will then know exactly what happens at séances, the nature and inhabitants of the Astral Worlds and the Secrets of Man and the Universe. Only in this way can we hope to escape from those idle speculators who only operate their vacuous minds for the purpose of presenting to the rest of the inane, wavering, and hesitating mortals the arrogant and ostentatious conclusions they have arrived at by themselves, and thus become the self-admiring "teachers" of their dupes.
By studying the Ancient Mystery Teachings as revealed by the true Masters and Messengers all the dark corners of our minds will be gradually swept clear of the cobwebs of wrong teachings and misinterpretations of the Holy Laws. Those who are ready and worthy to dedicate their lives to the study of Occult Truth will rise above the illusion of the material worlds and know the glories of the spiritual, which is the true Reality.
This is Occult Knowledge and the way to it is open to all sincere and worthy seekers.
This page was last updated on 29 March 2015