What is an Initiate?

These days, it’s amazing, you come across initiates everywhere, even in nightclubs and places of entertainment! And how do you recognize them? Oh, that’s easy! They are the ones who tell you, ‘I am an initiate.’ Some will even add that they have reached the seventh, eighth or ninth level of initiation, and those who are naïve and blind rejoice at having found an initiate who will only take a few days to initiate them – what a blessing!
In the past, no one knew who the initiates were, except those who were sincerely seeking them and knew how to recognize them.
They never said they were initiates; they remained secret, obscure and hidden, like the hermit from the ninth tarot card – an old man holding a lamp, which he holds in the folds of his great cloak, hidden from the eyes of the crowd.
This is the image of the true initiate.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov – Life and Work in an Initiatic School

2016-11-17T15:07:49+00:00June 20th, 2014|About - Daily Posts, Initiatic Science|4 Comments


  1. Albert June 22, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I don’t suppose chapter 8 is translated in English from the book huh : )

    Although interestingly I can understand more than a bit when Master Aivanhov speaks French in the Youtube presentations reading it is gonna take a bit of time.

    • Valerie Unite June 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Dear Albert, Thanks for your post and comments. May I ask you which book you are referring to?

      Most books are translated in English, many videos have English subtiles, so there should be no need for you to battle in French 😉

      Let me know if there is something particular you wish to read or watch in English…

      Enjoy your day!

  2. Albert June 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Howdy Valerie,

    I was talking about in that case the book on Life and Work in an Initiate School I noticed the link in the body of the text there said that the book was only available in French and Italian. I haven’t gone to my normal source for the books yet which is Amazon. I get them on my Kindle from Amazon.

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