Invocatory Concentration

You continue to express a keen interest in “levels” and “landmarks” in the spiritual Path, and you write to ask me (not for the first time) about specific “exercises” analogous to the yogic and Sufic “techniques” you...

Regularity, Intensity, Thoroughness

The criteria for assessment in my honors seminars are implicit in the syllabus, which describes each course as “a shared conversational inquiry” in which “a premium will be placed on precision, explanation, and defense” and in which...

Those Who Hold the Reins

I quote from your message: “You state in your book of Advice to the Serious Seeker (as have other Traditionalist writers) that initiation into spiritual esoterism presupposes adherence to an exoteric path. Yet those who hold the reins of exoteric institutions,...