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Gnosis. Etymology[edit] Gnosis is a feminine Greek noun, which means "knowledge".[2] It is often used for personal knowledge compared with intellectual knowledge (eidein), as with the French connaitre compared with savoir, or the German kennen rather than wissen.[3] Related adjective gnostikos[edit] A related term is the adjective gnostikos, "cognitive,"[4] a reasonably common adjective in Classical Greek.[5] Plato uses the plural adjective γνωστικοί – gnostikoi and the singular feminine adjective γνωστικὴ ἐπιστήμη – gnostike episteme in his Politikos where Gnostike episteme was also used to indicate one's aptitude.


Quatre sens de l'Écriture. Catégorie:Gnosticisme. Category:Gnosticism. Portal:Occult. Occult Organisations Rosae Crucis Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross, Builders of the Adytum, Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, FUDOFSI, FUDOSI, Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, Mystical Order of the Temple of the Rosy Cross, Order of the Temple of the Rosy Cross, Rosicrucian, Rosicrucian Fellowship, Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship.


Societas Rosicruciana. Catégorie:Occultisme. Category:Occult. Paranormal influences, agencies, or phenomena available only to the initiated while hidden from others.


Articles on items commonly used by occultists such as tarot cards and runes may also be in this category. Level of consciousness (Esotericism) Consciousness is a loosely defined concept that addresses the human awareness of both internal and external stimuli.

Level of consciousness (Esotericism)

This can refer to spiritual recognition, psychological understanding, medically altered states, or more modern-day concepts of life purpose, satisfaction, and self-actualization. Most theories map consciousness in a series of levels, some stages of which are more continuous or complex than others. Emerald Tablet. An imaginative 17th century depiction of the Emerald Tablet from the work of Heinrich Khunrath, 1606.

Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet, also known as the Smaragdine Table, or Tabula Smaragdina, is a compact and cryptic piece of Hermetica reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation. It was highly regarded by European alchemists as the foundation of their art and its Hermetic tradition. The original source of the Emerald Tablet is unknown. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, its first known appearance is in a book written in Arabic between the sixth and eighth centuries. The text was first translated into Latin in the twelfth century. The_rapture_of_incarnation_by_artofwarstudios.jpg. Esotericism. Esotericism (or esoterism) signifies the holding of esoteric opinions or beliefs,[1] that is, ideas preserved or understood by a small group of those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest.[2] The term derives from the Greek, either from the comparative ἐσώτερος (esôteros), "inner", or from its derived adjective ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos), "pertaining to the innermost".[3] The term can also refer to the academic study of esoteric religious movements and philosophies, or to the study of those religious movements and philosophies whose proponents distinguish their beliefs, practices, and experiences from mainstream exoteric and more dogmatic institutionalized traditions.[4] Although esotericism refers to an exploration of the hidden meanings and symbolism in various philosophical, historical, and religious texts, the texts themselves are often central to mainstream religions.


For example, the Bible and the Torah are considered esoteric material.[7] Etymology[edit] Ésotérisme. Catégorie:Ésotérisme. Category:Esotericism. Category:Secret societies. Category:Collegiate secret societies. Skull and Bones. History[edit] Skull and Bones was founded in 1832 after a dispute between Yale debating societies Linonia, Brothers in Unity, and the Calliopean Society over that season's Phi Beta Kappa awards.

Skull and Bones

It was co-founded by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft as "the Order of the Skull and Bones".[2][3] The society's assets are managed by the society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, incorporated in 1856 and named after the Bones co-founder.[2] The association was founded by Russell and Daniel Coit Gilman, a Skull and Bones member, and later president of the University of California, first president of Johns Hopkins University, and the founding president of the Carnegie Institution. The first extended description of Skull and Bones, published in 1871 by Lyman Bagg in his book Four Years at Yale, noted that "the mystery now attending its existence forms the one great enigma which college gossip never tires of discussing. Catégorie:Société secrète ou fraternité. Hermeticism.

Hermeticism, also called Hermetism,[1][2] is a religious and philosophical tradition based primarily upon pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus ("Thrice Great").[3] These writings have greatly influenced the Western esoteric tradition and were considered to be of great importance during both the Renaissance[4] and the Reformation.[5] The tradition claims descent from a prisca theologia, a doctrine which affirms that a single, true theology exists which is present in all religions and was given by God to man in antiquity.[6][7] Many Christian writers, including Emerson, Lactantius, Thomas of Aquinas, Augustine, Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, Campanella and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola considered Hermes Trismegistus to be a wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity.[8][9] Much of the importance of Hermeticism arises from its connection with the development of science during the time from 1300 to 1600 A.D.


Hermétisme. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.


Jean-Jacques Boissard, de divinatione et magicis praestigiis, Oppenheim, début du XVIIe siècle représentation d'Hermès Trismégiste. Hermétisme désigne deux courants de pensée : une doctrine ésotérique fondée sur des écrits (les Hermetica) de l'époque gréco-romaine attribués à l'inspiration du dieu Hermès Trismégiste (nom donné par les Grecs au dieu égyptien Thot)son développement dans la doctrine des alchimistes au Moyen Âge puis essentiellement à partir de la Renaissance. Antoine Faivre a suggéré d'employer deux termes distincts pour ces deux traditions de pensée. À côté du mot « hermétisme », servant à désigner le corps de doctrines des Hermetica ainsi que leurs gloses et exégèses, on peut employer le mot « hermésisme » pour désigner "un ensemble plus vaste de doctrines, de croyances et de pratiques, dont la nature s'est précisée à la Renaissance.

Hermès Trismégiste[modifier | modifier le code] Les Hermetica sont-ils une révélation ? Hermetica. Scope[edit] The term particularly applies to the Corpus Hermeticum, Marsilio Ficino's Latin translation in fourteen tracts, of which eight early printed editions appeared before 1500 and a further twenty-two by 1641.[2] This collection, which includes the Pœmandres and some addresses of Hermes to disciples Tat, Ammon and Asclepius, was said to have originated in the school of Ammonius Saccas and to have passed through the keeping of Michael Psellus: it is preserved in fourteenth century manuscripts.[3] The last three tracts in modern editions were translated independently from another manuscript by Ficino's contemporary Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447–1500) and first printed in 1507.


Extensive quotes of similar material are found in classical authors such as Joannes Stobaeus. Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi. Character and antiquity[edit] Catégorie:Hermétisme. Théosophie. Fraternité blanche universelle. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La Fraternité blanche universelle se définit comme une association initiatique, fondée par Peter Deunov en Bulgarie en 1922, dont une nouvelle branche a été initiée en France par un disciple, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov. Le 24 février 1922, Peter Deunov ouvre une école ésotérique à Sofia en Bulgarie portant le nom de Fraternité Blanche Universelle.

À sa demande, un de ses disciples Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov s'établit en France en juillet 1937, où, 10 ans plus tard soit en 1947, il crée la branche française de la Fraternité Blanche Universelle. Peter Deunov définit ainsi la Fraternité Blanche Universelle : L'origine de cette dénomination provient d'une notion développée dans le milieu théosophe par Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, qui déclarait que ses enseignants étaient des Maîtres de Sagesse » ou Mahâtmas résidant au Tibet ou dans le royaume mythique de Shambala et formant une Grande Loge Blanche, une Grande Fraternité Blanche des Mahâtmas[1]. Esoteric cosmology. Overview[edit] Examples of esoteric cosmologies can be found in Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Nagualism (Carlos Castaneda), Tantra (especially Kashmir Shaivism), Kabbalah, Sufism, the teachings of Jacob Boehme, The Urantia Book, the Sant Mat/Surat Shabda Yoga tradition, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, The Cosmic Tradition of Max Theon and his wife, Max Heindel (The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception), elements of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, Meher Baba, the Fourth Way propounded by Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, PaGaian Cosmology and many current New Age teachings, to give only a few examples.[2] Gnosticism[edit]

Category:Alchemy. Catégorie:Alchimie. Category:Religious behaviour and experience. Accueil - EsoWiki. Category:Paranormal. Portail:Religions et croyances. Ils forment un groupe dont la définition recoupe partiellement les catégorisations usuelles de groupe culturel, ethnique, national ou religieux. Ils se composent des descendants des anciens Israélites de Judée ainsi que des personnes converties au judaïsme au cours des siècles.

La définition que les Israélites puis les Juifs ont donné d'eux-mêmes a varié dans le temps. L'idée que les Juifs sont un peuple, le « peuple d'Israël », apparaît dès les premiers livres de la Bible, et a continué à être affirmée au cours des siècles. La définition religieuse a par contre évolué, l'archéologie décrivant des Israélites polythéistes aux périodes les plus anciennes. L'idée de « royaume d'Israël », qui date de la Bible, a également varié dans le temps, ayant été largement mise de côté par les autorités religieuses à compter du IIe siècle, avant d'être réintroduite par des laïques et quelques religieux sous la forme du sionisme au XIXe siècle.

Lire la suite. Category:Religious belief and doctrine. Category:Esoteric schools of thought. Category:Esoteric Christianity. Esoteric Christianity refers to the study of the occult or mystic esoteric knowledge related to the inner teachings of Christianity. The term is generally associated with the Essenes and later the Rosicrucians. In esoteric Christianity, the religion of the Christ is taught as a mystery religion. Subcategories This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. Pages in category "Esoteric Christianity"