Secret society: What famous historical persons say, who were connected with the western mystery tradition…
Many profane people do not understand why universal scholars, famous people, scientific luminaries or geniuses were interested in the teachings of the Western mystery tradition or were members of a secret society. Much more important is the reverse question: How did people who were not connected with the Western mystery tradition make grandiose discoveries?
Secret societies are discrete and exclusive societies. The teachings of Hermeticism, Kabbalah, alchemy, Rosicrucians, mysticism or of a hermetic secret society etc. are and have been a great source of inspiration for people who are striving for greater things – people who are looking for answers to questions that the majority of humanity cannot ask because their comprehension is too weakly developed. These ageless teachings are designed to open the consciousness of man and unfold his inner potential.
Through the methods of Ageless Wisdom, the power of imagination also expands, which is relevant for all great discoveries. The inner (esoteric) sciences do not contradict the outer (exoteric) sciences – on the contrary: they can even deepen our understanding. Whereby it should be emphasized that “esoteric” sciences do not mean the commercial esotericism fair with its jugglers and charlatans, but a serious tradition handed down over thousands of years, which is preserved intact in authentic mystery schools. Such charlatans existed in the past and still exist today.
Even if a person who was connected with genuine teaching spoke disparagingly about alchemy, he always meant that form of profane alchemy which is spread by charlatans. These charlatans did not and do not get access to the true Teachings of Alchemy, which transform the essence of man and do not bother with blasphemous experiments in chemical laboratories. Such laboratory experiments, which try to produce precious gold from material lead, are only a miserable attempt to satisfy greed and to fight the existential fear with the wrong methods.
Members in a hermetic secret society are generally difficult to identify or verify, as membership is treated as confidential.
For this reason, only historically known facts were described about the persons mentioned, although some of the persons were also true initiates in a secret society or discrete society without this being known outside the secret society. The Hermetic Academy website lists some persons who studied writings of the authentic teachings or were in personal contact with persons who were such keepers. Their works resulted from contact with the ageless wisdom. Some of these personalities were even initiates in discrete mystery schools or societies. This list could be extended by hundreds of historical personalities, regents, universal scholars, etc., but for the true seeker of truth, these clues should suffice.
Secret societies and hermetic societies – Famous historical persons