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The neophyte stood in front of the altar with a large divine imagine facing her On the alter was a folded white robe with a sword upon it A initiated member of the inner circle lit white candles and incense while another switched on a powerful twin light to illuminate the divinely image The highest member of the inner circle then took the sword and preceded with the ritual initiation of the neophyte into the inner circle of the ancient mysteriesMarkides 124 This scene invokes the imagination to think of Freemasonry fraternal organizations and even Witchcraft This is a ritual steeped in the esoteric world of mysteries but yet it is seemingly Christian This is the world of Spyros Sathi the Magus of Strovolos A man of great spirituality and wisdom He is known in his region as a great healer and is highly revered for his gift Today he coexists with the Christian church who would have most definitely sent the inquisitioner after him in the past Although Spyros Sathi is a Christian holy man is teachings are a swirl of Gnostic and alchemical mysticism Mysticism is a spiritual discipline aiming at a union with the divine through meditation and contemplation Websters 466 It has long played apart in religious traditions in every part of the world Those who claim to have actually experienced this direct revelation constitutes an elite tradition which transcends the boundary lines of individual religions cultures and languages Adhayananda 1 There are many Mystic Schools of thought but some of the more well known are Ancient Egyptian Cabalistic Tantric Yogic Sufism Alchemy and Gnostic Spyros Sathi also known as Daskalos seems to work with all these traditions especially Gnosticism Of course I must add that theres always blurred boundaries between these traditions because they all inter link in various aspects Daskalos transcends these boundaries and uses these traditions as an artists would a palette Daskalos is greatly influenced by
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