Psychology in the Gnostic Studies

Since ancient times, on the many stages of the theater of life, Psychology has forever played its role intelligently disguised in the clothing of Philosophy.

From the terrifying night of the centuries, on the banks of the Ganges in the sacred India of the Vedas, there have existed forms of yoga that are, in essence, pure experimental Psychology.

The seven yogas have always been described as methods, procedures, or philosophical systems.

In the Arab world, the sacred teachings of the Sufi, partly metaphysics, partly religion, are in fact of a purely psychological order.

In Europe, old and rotten to the marrow of the bone with so many wars, racial, religious, and political prejudices, etc., right till the end of the last century, Psychology was disguised in the garb of Philosophy so as to be able to go unnoticed.

Philosophy, without a doubt, despite all its divisions and subdivisions such as logic, the theory of knowledge, ethics, aesthetics, etc., is clear self-reflection, mystical cognition of the Being, the basic functioning of an awakened consciousness.

The error of many philosophical schools consists in having considered Psychology as something inferior to Philosophy, as something related merely to the lowest and even most trivial aspects of human nature.

A comparative study of religions allows us to arrive at the logical conclusion that the science of Psychology has always been very closely associated with all religious principles.

Any comparative study of religions proves to us that within the most orthodox, sacred literature from diverse countries and of different eras, there are marvelous treasures of psychological science.

In-depth investigations in the field of Gnosticism allow us to find that wonderful compilation of several Gnostic authors which is known under the title of Philokalia. This text comes from the earliest times of Christianity and is still used today in the Eastern Church, especially for the instruction of the monks.

Indubitably and without fear of falling into deception, we can emphatically affirm that the Philokalia is essentially pure experimental psychology.

In the Ancient Mystery Schools of Greece, Egypt, Rome, India, Persia, Mexico, Peru, Assyria, Chaldea, etc., etc., etc., Psychology was always linked to Philosophy, to genuine objective Art, to Science and to Religion.

In ancient times, Psychology was intelligently concealed in the graceful forms of sacred dancers, or inside the enigma of exotic hieroglyphs and beautiful sculptures, or within poetry and drama, and even in the delightful music of the temples.

Before Science, Philosophy, Art and Religion were separated to live independent lives, Psychology reigned supreme in all the most ancient schools of mysteries.

When the Initiatic Colleges closed their doors due to the Kali Yuga or the Dark Age in which we still live, Psychology survived in the symbolism of the many esoteric and pseudo-esoteric schools of the modern world, but most especially in Gnostic esotericism.

Profound analysis and thorough investigation allows us to comprehend with absolute precision that the different systems and psychological doctrines that existed in the past and that exist at present can be divided into two categories.

First: the doctrines that are just as many intellectuals suppose them to be. Modern Psychology belongs, in fact, to this category.

Second: the doctrines that study mankind from the point of view of the revolution of the consciousness.

The latter are truly the original and most ancient doctrines; these alone allow us to comprehend the living origins of Psychology and its profound significance.

When we have all integrally comprehended, in all the levels of the mind, how important the study of mankind is from the new point of view of the revolution of the consciousness, then we will understand that Psychology is the study of principles, laws and facts that are intimately related to the definitive and radical transformation of the individual.

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