Mystery School Of Life

“A Mystery School is a university of the soul, a school for the
study of the mysteries of the inner nature of Man and of
surrounding nature. By understanding these mysteries, the student
perceives his intimate relationship with divinity, and strives
through self-discipline and devotion to become at one with his
inner god.”

Grace K. Knoche

The reason the Mysteries are expressed in symbolic language is
because they are an attempt to describe what cannot be described
in human language. Therefore, the description is presented in
symbolic picture form and is learned intuitively. Our lives are
similar. We experience many situations and meet many people. All
of these interactions can be seen as having deeply symbolic
meanings. They are presenting to us the lessons we most need to
know in this complex interwoven fabric of existence.

Therefore, a Mystery School is a place where you perceive life
much more intensively, seeing the pattern and meaning there that
is invisible to other people. Within this school, you may well
learn a range of esoteric arts; such as Astrology, Tarot,
Kabbalah, Healing, and so on. However, this is not all that is on
offer, and one should be cautious of getting focused on these to
the exclusion of the greater purpose. There is a whole other
depth that you will never reach by remaining fascinated with
these subjects alone.

The whole point of these disciplines is to work upon, and
improve, your inner being; your connection with Source. All too
many people become fascinated with the mechanics, and become
extremely expert in working with them too, but miss the central
point to which they all point.

The whole point of your life is to create a perfected vessel in
which the Divine Source can reside. Within the Mystery tradition,
mind training was paramount. The curriculum focused upon
transforming the inner world of the student. It was no less
rigorous than any modern university course that we might attend.
So what would the results of such intense inner training be upon
the aspirant?

It is no less than a miracle. You learn to meet the strains and
challenges of daily living, and to remain a master of your
thoughts; in control and in tranquility at all times. Wherever
you are right now, and no matter how things are, you greet it all
with an attitude of total acceptance. No matter how imperfect
things appear, you perceive all to be as it should be.

To think otherwise is to be at odds with what is. Such an
attitude is to be against the divine plan, and to judge from an
imperfect and limited position upon things that transcend your
understanding. So, the graduate of the Mystery School accepts all
without judgment or question. This is certainly a revolutionary
mindset for most people. Few of us are capable of sustaining such
an approach for more than a few minutes. That is precisely why
the mental training that the Mystery School provides is so

At the same time, it is not a purely passive approach to life
either. Wherever there is imbalance, the Mystery School graduate
brings harmony, and where there is sorrow, love. Thus, we become
co-creators within the higher purposes of the Source of All, and
perform the spiritual work that we have been sent to do.

It is important to know that the Mysteries often seem paradoxical
at the human level of understanding. Indeed, we see fiery
conflicts between the major religions. People are even willing to
die for their version of spiritual truth. It almost seems as if
where you are born in the world determines whether you believe in
the absolute unity of God of the Muslim, or in the Triune nature
as described by the Christian, or indeed in the many faces of God
as followed by the Hindu. Each teaching gives totally disparate
and seemingly irreconcilable “truths”. Yet, each has provided the
world with its own share of enlightened initiates and

Within the Mystery School, you do not merely learn tolerance for
these disparate views. You learn to resolve the paradoxes.
Moreover, this is not achieved by reaching a compromise; one that
may be invisible to the uninitiated. Instead, your consciousness
moves to such a level that the paradox no longer exists because
you see spiritual reality as it really is.

Copyright 2003 Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.


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  1. Yes, there are so many paths, but if we can recognise the simple spiritual facts of life, we may be able to end the ‘fiery conflicts’. We are working to explain a wider sense of oneness. In our website, we take a rational look at all things spiritual, in all religions. This leads to discovering a common origin for all the world’s religions, including Islam and is perhaps something we need to recognise in these times of religious conflict. The site deals in rational facts but it’s also quite beautiful !

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