Where to Start?

Where to Start?2019-01-27T19:29:19+00:00

The subjects of Spirituality and the Teaching of the Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov include so many different perspectives, that it can be difficult deciding where to start.

This page is intended to help you find a starting point for your journey of discovery, suited to your perspective.

If your interest is Initiatic Science – The Science of the Spirit the SynoSphere illustrates the twelve major themes, each with associated lectures and books. Each month we present a mini-series of posts comprising extracts from his lectures on a specific theme.

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The importance of ‘Making a Start’

The Master said we have a lifetime to understand the many aspects of the spiritual life, but the important thing is to make a start; “to get down to work: we will understand as we go along”. Once you make a start, it is your guides in the invisible world who will show you the way. And our Community is here to provide practical support in the material world.

The table below shows the books in the Izvor and Complete Works collections associated with each theme. Scroll down to flip through the Izvor books listed for each of the themes. All are available in print or as e-books for immediate download.     (click the image to enlarge)

If you have a different interest – a topic you wish to explore or a question to answer – here are some other options to consider:

  • The Topic Index in Posts, the Thoughts of the Day or Videos – simply find a Topic that interests you and see where it leads you.
  • The search option allows a full text search (like Google), across all pages and posts on the website.
  • Biographies of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov and his Master, Peter Deunov. It is fascinating to trace the lives of Spiritual Masters in the West, and their contacts with Spiritual Masters in the East
  • Practical aspects like health, nutrition, emotions, relationships, meditation etc.
  • The Brochures on Respiration, Meditation and Nutrition, which explain the positive influences these practices have on health, emotions, relationships and many other aspects of our lives
  • Music and songs of the Brotherhood, written by Peter Deunov

Books relating to the 12 major themes

Click on the book images below to ‘Flip Through’ these books from the Izvor collection. They are easy to read and assume no prior knowledge of Spirituality or the Master’s Teaching.

Harmony and Health

‘If you are ill, it’s because you harbour disorder within yourself: you have nourished certain thoughts, feelings and attitudes that have finally affected your health. The best weapon against illness is harmony. Night and day think about synchronizing yourself with the whole of life – limitless life, cosmic life.’

 

 

Man’s Two Natures, Human and Divine

‘The majority of human beings belong to the group without light. They talk about rediscovering Nature and obeying the natural laws, but which nature are they talking about? There are two natures in man, one lower, one higher. People think they are obeying Nature when in fact they are doing something exactly opposite to their higher Nature, whereas others concentrate on their divine Nature and do everything in their power to subjugate and restrict the impulses of their human nature. Confusion reigns in people’s minds and that is why it is so important to make them realize that a higher Nature exists in them, which expresses itself quite differently from the human nature they inherited from the animal kingdom.’

Man‘s Psychic Life: Elements and Structures

‘In order to give a clear idea of human anatomy one is obliged to have recourse to a series of different plates each of which illustrates one of the systems of the human body: the skeleton, the muscular system, the circulatory system, the nervous system, etc. Similarly, when an Initiate wants to study one or other aspect of man’s psychic structure, he applies the same method as an anatomist: he uses different diagrams or outlines according to which aspect he is studying.’

 

Man, Master of his Destiny

‘Why is one born in a particular country and a particular family? Why is one healthy, rich, illustrious and powerful, or on the contrary poor, handicapped and miserable? Even those who think they are entirely free must put up with their fate because of their ignorance of the laws which govern the invisible world. The reply to these questions not only helps the disciple to unravel the tangled threads of their life, it also gives them the tools they must have in order to become master of their own destiny.’

 

The Powers of Thought

‘Every one of our thoughts is pregnant with the power of the spirit which brought it into being, that power is constantly at work. Knowing this, each one of you has the possibility of becoming a benefactor of mankind; by projecting your thoughts into the farthest reaches of space, you can send out messages of light to help, comfort, enlighten and heal others. He who undertakes this work knowingly and deliberately, gradually penetrates into the mysterious arcana of divine creation.’

 

Looking into the Invisible

‘You must not imagine that, just because some people have mediumistic capacities, this necessarily gives them access to every region of the invisible world; on the contrary, they will see only what corresponds to their own level of consciousness, their own thoughts and desires. Each individual receives the degree of clairvoyance that matches his level of evolution; those who are still mired in the lower regions of the astral plane are bound to suffer because they will encounter only the entities of that plane. If you want to be in communication with heavenly entities, with divine splendour, you must purify yourself, broaden the scope of your consciousness and work for the highest ideal: the brotherhood of all men, the Kingdom of God. When you do this, your emanations become purer, your vibrations subtler, and not only will the spirits of light allow you to reach them, but they themselves will come to you, for they will find nourishment in you.’

Cosmic Balance – The Secret of Polarity

‘Libra is the seventh sign on the zodiacal belt. Why, you may wonder, are there scales in the heavens, and what do these scales teach us? This is the only sign of the zodiac that does not represent a living being, human or animal. It is an inanimate object, and not just any object, but an instrument for weighing things. It is as though its two pans were there to maintain the balance between the powers of darkness and light, of life and death. Libra, the Scales of the zodiac, is a reflection of the cosmic scales, the equilibrium between the two opposite and complementary principles, thanks to which the universe came into being and continues to exist. The symbol of the scales, which we find also in the sephirotic Tree of Life, dominates the whole of creation.’

Toward a Solar Civilization

‘Although we may know about heliocentricity from the point of view of astronomy, we are still far from having exhausted all its possibilities in the biological, psychological, cultural and spiritual spheres. The sun exists within each one of us and, if allowed to, can manifest its presence by awakening our consciousness to a global view of human problems.’

 

 

Angels and other Mysteries of The Tree of Life

‘Think for a minute about what electricity is and how we use it, and you will have some notion, however approximate, of God. We use electricity to light and heat our houses, and power all kinds of machines and appliances, but we have to be very careful of how we handle it, for it is easy to cause an accident. Direct contact with an electric current can be fatal. In order to harness and use it without danger, we have to channel it through transformers. The same can be said of God: God is like a pure current of electricity which has to pass through transformers before it reaches us. And the transformers that God uses are the countless luminous beings that populate the heavens, known to tradition as the choirs of angels or angelic hierarchies. It is through them that we receive divine life; it is through them that we can be in contact with God.’

Man’s Subtle Bodies and Centres

‘However much we cultivate and refine our five senses they will always be severely limited in scope for they belong to the physical plane: they will never be capable of exploring any reality above or beyond the physical. In order to experience other, new sensations, we must call into play those other, subtler organs and centres which we all possess.’

 

 

 

The Egregor of the Dove or the Reign of Peace

‘Everyone agrees that peace is essential. And yet they continually feed the fires of conflict within their own hearts and in society, in politics and economics. As long as we do not master our own disordered thoughts and feelings, we cannot hope to create durable peace around us. When peace reigns within us then, and then only, can we truly contribute to peace in the world.’

 

 

A Philosophy of Universality

For the last few decades, men have been trying to deal with the world’s problems on a global scale and, for this purpose, have created countless cultural and political organizations. But it is not enough to set up organizations with a universal vocation: as long as the individuals they represent are unaware of their own vocation to universality, all their organizations will be powerless. Haven’t we already seen proof of this? An awareness of universality is the fruit of a long and patient education and it is the foundations of this education in universality that we find in the teaching of the Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov.