Generally, we speak of “coherence” when the parts of a whole fit together well and complement each other without contradiction: Then it is “coherent”.
Symbolically, this can be imagined like a puzzle. Through persistence, individual pieces are put together piece by piece to form a ultimately completed picture. The continuous checking of edges and roundings, i.e., the shapes of individual puzzle pieces, paves the way for the ongoing work to complete the puzzle.
This recognizes the unity of all being through diversity.
Temptations and tests will follow on the path of spiritual self-knowledge, which will test the student again and again with regard to their faith in the ONE Creator.
On the path of Hermeticism, it is irrelevant whether the teachings appear coherent to students. Given the divine laws at work behind them, which form the essence of Hermetic teachings, they simply “are”. And they work – regardless of individual checks and perspectives.
It is beneficial, on this path of return, to look for a map, a signpost, to correctly interpret the various facets of life and draw knowledge from them.
The Hermetic Academy offers this signpost and allows the diligent student to recognize their true calling step by step. As a contemporary online education system, it preserves and imparts knowledge of millennia-old tradition that one can participate in; if one persistently follows this path, and is always ready for change.
The light of the Creator shows the way out of darkness back into the light of conscious unity.
What Does “Coherent” Actually Mean?
A closer look at the word “coherent” also reveals that the term is often closely associated with vibration or sound. For example, words like “mood”, “tuning fork”, “vocal cords” or “pitch” can testify to this. Thus, it can be associated with the expression of related vibrations through mediating bodies.
The exercises of Hermetic teachings aim, among other things, to bring aspirants into harmony with higher vibrating, subtle levels. Both insights into a higher functioning reality and an increasingly strong devotion to the harmonic unity of our origin can bring about powerful transformations in all areas of life.
Healing processes are brought about by soul correction and create an awareness of all attached vices and possibilities to react to them. These cause countless experiences, often associated with suffering and pain, to form the foundation for true transformation.
Every life has its measure of suffering. Sometimes this very suffering causes our awakening. The desire for something is essentially expressed through striving. If there is a lack of desire, there is a lack of necessary power to achieve completion.
Learning Through Suffering – Or Learning Through Insight
The world as we know it today, provides people with countless opportunities to shed their shells of destructive personality patterns.
There seems to be an endless flow of information through all types of media that one can use. A constructive and moderate use of this information for individual development can greatly promote an objective view of events. The information itself is neutral. Everyone decides for themselves how they want to deal with it.We can learn through suffering or learn through insight.
In doing so, we continue to advance on the path of return, regardless of whether this happens consciously or unconsciously. Everything follows a plan: the plan of creation.
We were born to explore the diversity of creation and bring light into the world: the light that slumbers in the innermost part of our being and is just waiting to be carried outwards.
However, the true insights of the Hermetic secret doctrine can only be found within an authentic mystery school, such as the Hermetic Academy forms one.
If someone sincerely feels the desire within themselves to strive for something higher, then the path ultimately leads in this direction.
Many of our ancestors preceded today’s humanity and laid the foundations again and again for future generations. The world is in constant change – time is an insignificant factor here.
Birth, life, and death are omnipresent. The seed ideas of previous masters were far ahead of common evolution. Humans need centuries, even millennia, to go through certain experiences, insights, and transformation processes.
However, this process can be accelerated within an authentic and authorized mystery school.
The Inner Forces Behind Outer Appearances
Great prophets performed miracles through intimate knowledge of Hermetic teachings. This is based on the fact that the visible world is an expression of invisible forces behind it.
The methods of Hermeticism tune us into those energies which are always present but due to a profane view are not consciously perceived and certainly not integrated into being. It requires constant change and alignment with higher, more luminous levels.
Furthermore, within the framework of the Hermetic Academy, one learns about the workings of subtle forces, for example through practical methods of Kabbalah, applied alchemy, Hermetic astrology, and practical work with symbols.
Meditation forms a connecting technique in this context for harmonizing one’s own life and solving all problems and mysteries. As a tool for unfolding mentally dormant potentials, it enables us to awaken the mind to a higher consciousness alongside the supporting pillars of study and ritual.
Agitated water only reveals what is happening on the surface; Calm, clear water, on the other hand, provides a view into the depths. Perhaps also „a view behind the veil“. Silence is not empty; it is full of answers.
The Western man experiences the laws of life through his everyday life. The purpose of a Western mystery school training is to correct erroneous interpretations, i.e., to recognize reality behind appearances and strive for self-knowledge, for something higher.
By persistently treading the path, higher insight occurs so that the coherence of all laws of the cosmos in its infinite diversity is recognized as if by itself.
The creation of the heavenly body is crucial to being able to live in the higher worlds, just as the physical body enables us to experience the material world.