Music and Esotericism
Esotericism is a term scholars use to categorise a wide range of loosely related ideas and movements that developed within Western society. Esotericism is about (secret) knowledge for a small group of people (initiates). Esotericism also describes mystical, spiritual or occult viewpoints. Among the Esotericism studies and/or movements are Hermetism, Alchemy, Astrology, Numerology, Anthroposophy, Freemasonry and other … Esotericism can also be about understanding symbolism and hidden meanings.
Now, to be clear, in this part of my blog I am not revealing any real secrets or things shared with me in confidence.
When it comes to esotericism, those ‘secrets’ do not exist because of conspiracies or other foul play. The reason why not everything is shared with ‘the world’ is because it requires a certain level of understanding to interpret the knowledge correctly and to prevent misunderstandings. This is nowadays even more important then in the past. The internet is a marvelous system that gives us all a huge amount of freedom to gather and share information and knowledge. BUT, with this freedom comes a responsibility equally great. You might be responsibly using your freedom, but others might not be ready for that … If this is a topic you are interested in, you might enjoy reading this article on Roel’s World.
“It does not matter if what I think differs from what the other person thinks. What matters is that, as a result of what I can contribute to the conversation, the other discovers what is right out of themselves.”Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation