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Emergent Light Blog

Sharing my passion and interest in the Esoteric Philosophy is a source of tremendous pleasure and personal satisfaction. Having the opportunity to meet directly with groups and live audiences, both in the United States and abroad, has been one of the richest and most treasured aspects of my work. As I continue to travel and teach, I am always exploring methods of communicating this philosophy in ways that have a vital and transforming effect upon those for whom it inwardly touches.

Over the last several years, my commitment to teaching and travel has curtailed my ability to share this philosophy through the written word. Yet to my absolute delight, I see this blog as a unique tool to begin teaching in written form once again. My approach will be to offer you a deep and meaningful understanding of the essential ideas espoused in the Esoteric Philosophy. Generally speaking, these postings will be “brief, but full.”

It is my heartfelt hope that you will find these writings to be informative and uplifting in your life.

William Meader

The Burning Ground

The Burning Ground Humanity has entered into a period of crisis that is truly unprecedented. In virtually every nation, the social, political and economic institutions that govern and regulate human affairs seem to be in crisis and, in some cases, teetering on collapse. Given the enormity of the problems we face, feelings of gloom and… Read More »The Burning Ground

Scorpio – The Fast Track to Initiation

  Scorpio ~ The Fast Track to Initiation ~ The signs of the zodiac are avenues through which the soul grows and evolves over the vastness of time. Each offers the spiritual seeker various perceptual keys that support the development of wisdom, as well as unique perspectives about life and circumstance.  Yet of the twelve… Read More »Scorpio – The Fast Track to Initiation

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The Fourth Initiation

The Fourth Initiation ~ Enlightenment and the Great Renunciation ~ The Fourth Initiation marks a moment of spiritual triumph. When considering the countless incarnations that an individual will live, this initiatory opportunity can only occur when all personally generated karma has been fully redeemed. The necessity of returning to incarnated life then finally ends and… Read More »The Fourth Initiation

The Third Initiation

The Third Initiation ~ Entrance into Initiate Life ~ The fusion of the soul and personality earns one the right to enter through the third initiatory gate. Occultly called the Transfiguration, this initiation is a significant milestone on the long journey toward enlightenment. It indicates that the mind is now free from the subtlety of… Read More »The Third Initiation

The Second Initiation

The Second Initiation ~ Rising above One’s Cherished Ideals ~ Many incarnations pass between the first and second initiations. It is a period when the disciple feels inwardly called to spiritually render service to humanity, though certainty as to the soul’s purpose is only partially sensed. Nonetheless, the fullness of his/her commitment to soulfully live… Read More »The Second Initiation

The First Initiation

The First Initiation ~ Assuming the Burden of the Future ~ Having completed the long journey upon the probationary path, the aspirant has come to a place of readiness for the first initiation. As the first of five, it is said that this initial initiation is as monumental to the soul’s journey as when humankind… Read More »The First Initiation

Milestones to Enlightenment

Milestones to Enlightenment – An Introduction to Spiritual Initiation – Spanning countless lives, the journey to enlightenment is certainly slow and incremental. Yet there comes a moment (in some particular incarnation) when the soul is sensed for the first time. Having occurred, an individual’s growth and development will forever be changed. The soul is consciously… Read More »Milestones to Enlightenment

The Downward Gazing Soul

The Downward Gazing Soul Meditation is an essential discipline as one strives to spiritualize his or her consciousness. Adopting a meditative regime facilitates the alignment of the ego (personality) with the directive promptings of the soul. Over time, such a practice orients the personality so that it can rightly register the soul’s intuitive whispers as… Read More »The Downward Gazing Soul