Nature, Symbols, Words, 2012, Callenders, Consciousness, Time, Astrology, and the Order.
Esoteric Agenda - Part 2 of 13
Esoteric Agenda - Part 3 of 13
Esoteric Agenda - Part 4 of 13
Esoteric Agenda - Part 5 of 13
Codex, Food Control, Water, Sodium Fluoride, Aspartame, and Agenda 21.
Esoteric Agenda - Part 7 of 13
Esoteric Agenda - Part 8 of 13
Esoteric Agenda - Part 9 of 13
Bill of Rights, Constitution, Free Enterprise, Capital Letters, Law, Paganism, the Onslaught of East Timor, Indonesia 1975, Colour, and Music.
Esoteric Agenda - Part 10 of 13
Transmission, Talisman, Catch Phrases, Fire Sacrifice, 6 Emochs, 6 K (Balance), Fear, Destruction, Cultist, and Oklahoma Bombing.
Esoteric Agenda - Part 11 of 12
Esoteric Agenda - Part 12 of 12
The opposite of Esoteric is Exoteric, which means the "outer" (exo-), i.e. the outer or surface or everyday consciousness. This includes both the scientific-materialistic and the conventional (or literal) religious perspective. As it is based on the everyday understanding of things, and does not require any transformation of consciousness (and indeed considers any such transformation to be harmful), it assumes that the everyday mind alone can understand Reality. (Things are not always that simple though, because in order to do, say, quantum physics one requires a mathematical intuition not shared by many).
Central to the distinction between Esoteric and Exoteric is that of states of consciousness. An Exoteric philosophy or religion as one which is based on the normal waking state of consciousness, or a modified state of consciousness which is still pretty close to the normal waking state. Any aspiration beyond the ordinary state of existence is discouraged. For example, according to the religious person, "God created/loves you just as you are", so who are you to question what God has ordained for you by striving for some higher state of consciousness? While according to the sceptical Materialist, there is no higher state beyond the rational mind anyway (all non-rational states of consciousness being delusionary).
In contrast, all true Esotericism is Gnostic. That is, it is based on Higher Knowledge, or Gnosis, to use the Greek term. Gnosis is a much superior way of understanding than Reason. Reason stumbles around with premises and logical arguments, and uses these in its own way, without regard for higher truth. With reason alone, you can equally prove or disprove any statement. Certainly, used properly, reason is an invaluable aid to understanding and approaching the Truth. But used improperly, it can cunningly justify any statement or argument, no matter how patently false. It is through this negative use of reason that the inferior religious and sceptical materialistic philosophies are able to flourish.
Preferred state of consciousness
Normal waking consciousness
Expanded; meditative or spiritual states
Transformation of personality
Means of knowledge
External (Bible, Church, Science, etc)
Internal (Inner feelings and intuition)
Philosophy or teachings
Narrow; only one authority (Bible, Scientific method,etc), everything outside that is considered false
Concept of Absolute Reality
Diversion, Blue Loge, Fellow Craft and Master Craft, NWO, North America, Paganism, and Hermetic Egypt.
Exoteric Freemasonry - 2 of 4
Rituals, Symbols, Reproductive System M/F, Sun Worship, Craft, and the Initiation.
Exoteric Freemasonry - 3 of 4
Luciferianism, the Inner Circle, Belief and Religion.
Exoteric Freemasonry - 4 of 4
The all seeing Eye, Merits to enter Heaven, Occult, Religion, and walking towards the Light.
The problem is that as soon as a teacher asserts something spiritual, it soon takes on the character of a metaphysical model whose interpretation by the majority of powerful becomes privileged (orthodox). The alternatives are either to disguise one's assertion poetically (Kabbalah, Mystical Christianity and Sufism) or else to abjure all modeling as misleading, which is the Zen alternative. Because the more fundamentalist orthodoxy is so politically powerful in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the sages of Kabbalah, Mystical Christianity and Sufism have relied on poetic metaphors to disguise an underlying model which the orthodox would likely deem heretical and react against. Zen, on the other hand, abjures model construction almost entirely because it sees models as establishing boundaries whereas the aim of the teaching (dharma) is the Boundless.
Note Source From: Kheper