The Perennial Tradition: The secret legacy, the single stream of initiatory teaching flowing through all the great schools of mysticism
Publication date: December 2006
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The Perennial Tradition has taken many names over the centuries, including Hermeticism, Philosophia, Neo-Plataonism, Illuminism, Alchemy, Cabala, Magic, Gnosticism, Esotericism and Sufism. It is the single stream of initiatory teaching flowing through all the great schools of mysticism. But . . . why should we be interested in learning about the Perennial Tradition? To answer that question, author Norman D. Livergood refers the reader to his earlier book, America, Awake! We Must Take Back Our Country, in which he described the current condition of the social-political-economic world. States Livergood: "That book's purpose was to help people awaken to the reality of what is happening in that world-beyond the illusory myths of political-economic propaganda and brainwashing. My thesis was that unless America awakens it will likely suffer the fate of 1930s Germany: dictatorship, repression, and imperialistic militarism. "In a similar vein, The Perennial Tradition is another wake-up call. It was written to assist readers to awaken to the Higher Spiritual World." In addition to providing a history of the Western embodiment of the Perennial Tradition, Livergood also describes the process that serious students use to actually realize--bring to manifestation--their Higher Consciousness, "through which they are able to contact Reality in a region of pure Truth. The beginning of this process is the realization 'that things are not what they seem.' "In a manner analogous to the forewarning found in my book America, Awake!, we can say that unless we become aware of the Higher Spiritual World, we face the prospect of a basically useless physical existence and a future life--following physical death--of unpleasant, perhaps anguished reformation of our essence.