Today I realised that I have been blessed. Not in the traditional sense of a blessing in an instant or an event but rather in all the correlating experiences of my life and the gift of knowledge I have received out of true generosity and love from an organisation known throughout history in secret esoteric circles all around the world. This organisation has been referred to by contemporary mystics such a Madame HP Blavatsky and Samuel Aun Weor as the Brotherhood of the Great White Lodge. It lives on today continuing to spread it’s great teaching to humanity and endeavouring to help all those who seek to join this brotherhood in it’s quest to help humanity in the highest way possible and walk the path to enlightenment. I was one of the lucky ones who was fortunate enough to have their fate intersect with the embodiment of the organisation on earth at the time.
This is the gift I have received and it is the most precious thing any spiritual seeker can discover as it illuminates the methods used in exploring the hidden esoteric side of life by providing specific instruction for gaining mystical experiences and esoteric knowledge which point the way to the true path that many masters have walked throughout history. Today the spiritual teacher Mark Pritchard known by the name of his inner being Belsebuub carries the flag of this ancient mystical teaching representing the brotherhood on the physical plane of Earth. His teachings are clear and accessible to all as they are given freely without any expectation of receiving anything in return. One of the most important aspects of this teaching is the emphasis on experience as opposed to blind belief in what he is sharing as truth. Pritchard places great emphasis on the importance of gaining personal mystical experience which can then used to build an understanding of the spiritual side to life and he encourages objectivity asking students not believe anything one is told or has read until you have used the spiritual exercises provided, many of which have been taught by masters before him for centuries to prove things for yourself. He wishes for no followers or to be worshipped and praised but rather gears all efforts to help those he teaches in their attempts to become enlightened beings.
This gift from above is a map which gives the directions to finding the path toward enlightenment. For many years during my youth I searched for answers to satisfy a deep longing within my heart for a wisdom, a truth and a meaning for all that existed within me and around me. I went from book to book at my local library reading many authors from Jung to Emerson to Gibran and although many of these writings confirmed for me that there have been many people before me who had searched and pondered upon the same questions as I, nothing satisfied this urgent craving deep within my heart. Everything I read I felt at the time had pieces of meaning and truth within them but it was not the type of overarching definitive truth I was searching for. I did not know what it was exactly that I was seeking so I spent much of my time searching on the internet for any information that indicated there was more than the mundane existence of the materialistic worldview. I came across so many theories and ideas which excited my curiosity but at the same time I felt an undercurrent of grave dissatisfaction within my heart regarding all this information.
I eventually fell into a state of constant dis-ease and discomfort with life and the way I was expected to relate to it by all those around me who loved and cared for me. I had no desires to gain wealth for myself or drives to get good grades in school in order to build a successful career, even though i had academic talent, as all this seemed fruitless to me and I could see that most of my peers had goals to succeed academically which where driven by fear, pride and expectation of which I wanted nothing to do with, so I rebelled against academics in my final high school years. It wasn’t a conscious rebellion but rather a silent one as I simply just wasn’t interested in school our anything I was being taught. At this point I began to have a few strange experiences known as sleep paralysis which at the time i had no idea what they were, I just knew that they were really weird and scary. I craved guidance from someone wiser than me but none of the older people around me seemed to posses the wisdom i was searching for. So for years I floated from course to course, job to job, meeting many different people and gaining many different life experiences which from the point of view of others was a dead end way of living for someone so young, but for me I was quite happy living my life with a sense of transience as somehow it gave me a certain feeling of freedom. It was the feeling of having no commitments or attachments in my life and although the reality of circumstance looking from the outside in, to most people, would contradict my views, for the first time in my life I felt a slight sense of peace. It was like I could finally focus my energy on what I felt was important, which at the time was thinking about spirituality, talking about it, learning about it, philosophising about it and seeking spiritual experience.
So I continued to seek the truth. At the time the new age movement had really begun to manifest itself in many different pockets of my city. On a few occasions I went to an astrologer and consulted mediums seeking guidance and answers to my questions about life but again everything I gained aroused an excitement within but this feeling quickly left and what replaced it was a frustration as the reality of the vagueness and intangibility of what I had received became apparent to me. I investigated and learnt about so many things during this time which included buddhism, theosophy, rosicrucianism, yoga, shamanism, self-development and many different alternative healing modalities and with almost all of these I had experiences, learnt thing and had conversations with people which where not of the ordinary everyday life type of experiences but none of them seemed significant and the ones that did where never lasting or they were not experiences of positivity, some of them were just strange and weird but i wouldn’t say they were spiritual. Looking back now I understand why I was searching in those places. It was because I wanted to experience something extraordinary, something that broke down the barriers of what I felt I knew to be true, what I knew to be real in this physical realm of life, as I could feel in my heart there was so much more to life and with the mystical experiences I had been having for a few years at this point, I simply knew there was something or someone out there, somewhere that knew the truth.
I found the teachings of Mark Pritchard when working for an environmental company doing work on a river restoration project. At the time I was working with my partner and we were a part of group of contractors hired for a job where we were repairing eroded river banks and re-vegitating the area with native plant species’. On one specific day there was a group of about ten of us working on the site. We were planting tube stocks on the banks and were all huddled in a group crouched down low digging the plants in. It was quite a cold day from what I can recall and for some reason the energy of the group was quite mellow. Unlike most of the days I recall working for the company there was no conversation going on between anyone, just complete silence. I had been working for the company for a few years by then but my boyfriend had only just started as I would always tell him about the interesting people I worked with and the conversations I’d had discussing spiritual subjects and environmental issues so he applied for the company and once hired he was always trying to spark up conversation within the group to learn new and interesting things. At the time I noted to myself how unusual the silence in the group was, it was almost a bit of an uncomfortable silence and there was some kind of strange tension in the air, that’s how I experienced it anyway. Then my boyfriend couldn’t take it anymore and he spoke up and said to everyone “So common guys, what’s the meaning of life ??”. I immediately began laughing, as I always did at his boldness and defiance of convention. He enjoyed asking people the ‘inappropriate’ questions about beliefs to really investigate where they were coming from in life and what they felt they knew.
This is where our fates and the meaning of life truly did intersect because unknown to us there just happened to be a teacher of the esoteric school which Mark Pritchard and his wife founded working in a our crew at the time. Everyone remained silent except for the teacher who answered “the meaning of life is experience”. This was such a surprising and confounding answer as I had never heard anything like that as an explanation for the meaning of life. We asked so many questions that day relating to experiences we had been having and things we had read about but it wasn’t until my boyfriend was given a copy of Samuel Aun Weor’s book Revolutionary Psychology that we both began to understand the depth contained in this teaching and it’s ramifications.
This day was a gift to the two of us from a force far greater than ourselves. We were given the answers to that one question we had been asking for so many years and even though over the years I have wavered in my journey and hit many difficulties and barriers in life this teaching has always remained as the most valuable thing I have in life. It was given to me freely and I wish to spread the knowledge to others who may have a story or experiences in their youth which are similar to mine. If you’re searching for truth or a path to enlightenment amongst all the alternative, vague, seemingly intangible spiritual information available out there in this new age world then consider the possibility that your inner being is seeking the Great White Lodge with it’s path to enlightenment.
If you are seeking and not finding, know that there is a gift for you, waiting to be unwrapped, it lies in the techniques taught by Belsebuub.