Friday, 28 November 2014
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The various myths of the world are cited in this teaching as guiding the aspirant toward liberation. So...

1. What are the most useful, detailed and spiritually rich translations of these myths (Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Mesoamerican, Legends of Arthur)?

2. The path being described in these books, is there any resource to correctly read through the lens of Kabbalah and spirituality, or should one rely on their intuition? I often see instructors citing works such as King Arthur, but I don't know where the knowledge emerges from.

Thank you for your wisdom!
7 years ago
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#8270
Accepted Answer
Gnosis, da'ath, marif'ah, direct knowledge, comes from meditation. This is the spirit that vivifies the letter that kills.

As for a compilation of mythological texts, here are some specific works that I have found accurate and in concordance with esoteric principles:

  • The Illiad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead translated by Evan Von Dassow and Raymound Faulkner (see specificaly Treatise of Sexual Alchemy and Cosmic Teachings of a Lama by Samael Aun Weor for more on Egyptian mysticism)
  • The Mayan Popul Vuh translated by Dennis Tedlock
  • Le Morte D'Arthur ("The Death of Arthur") by Sir Thomas Malory
  • The Nibulunglied (I don't remember which translation I have)

As for other Norse texts, check out the Germanic Eddas, although I don't have this text nor could offer recommendations as to a strong and accurate translation.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

7 years ago
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#8270
Accepted Answer
Gnosis, da'ath, marif'ah, direct knowledge, comes from meditation. This is the spirit that vivifies the letter that kills.

As for a compilation of mythological texts, here are some specific works that I have found accurate and in concordance with esoteric principles:

  • The Illiad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead translated by Evan Von Dassow and Raymound Faulkner (see specificaly Treatise of Sexual Alchemy and Cosmic Teachings of a Lama by Samael Aun Weor for more on Egyptian mysticism)
  • The Mayan Popul Vuh translated by Dennis Tedlock
  • Le Morte D'Arthur ("The Death of Arthur") by Sir Thomas Malory
  • The Nibulunglied (I don't remember which translation I have)

As for other Norse texts, check out the Germanic Eddas, although I don't have this text nor could offer recommendations as to a strong and accurate translation.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

7 years ago
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#8312
Wonderful, I greatly appreciate your assistance! :)
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