To understand esoteric texts is not easy because often times we are lacking a shared experience and understanding with the writer. To become able to understand ancient texts and use them as a guide in our quest of awakening we need to increase our knowledge and our understanding in esoteric matters through direct experience. We can achieve this with the help of spiritual techniques we can practice in our daily life. As we practice and we go deeper into the meaning of our life and our existence, these teachings, symbols, legends, myths and quotes can become alive and can help us immensely in our quest to awaken.
This is a list of recommended reading resources for further study, exploration, inspiration and guidance for your esoteric journey. Most of the resources here are free and you can access them by clicking on the title or link.
Samael Aun Weor was born with an awakened consciousness and this allowed him to re-discover the universal techniques which lead to awakening. He dedicated his life to teach freely the world how to awaken. In his works one can find spiritual insights and wisdom. We recommend the following books: The Great Rebellion, Revolutionary Psychology, The Revolution of the Dialectics, The Three Mountains, Yes There is Hell, Evil, Karma, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom, The Perfect Matrimony. His original books were written in Spanish.
The Flight of the Feathered Serpent, by Armando Cosani
This is a non-fiction book with a lot of esoteric wisdom. The book correlates with the Gospel of Judas and it contains amazing teachings from Judas Iscariot.
The Divine Comedy (Free), by Dante Alighieri
Dante’s poems have an esoteric significance. In his writings he describes his esoteric journey to other dimensions of hell, purgatory and paradise.
The Mahabarata (Free), Hindu Text
This is a major Sanskrit epic of ancient India with a lot of esoteric significance about life, creation and awakening.
The Bhagavad Gita (Free), Hindu Text
This is a 700 verse Hindu scripture, part of the Sanskrit epic Mahabarata. The context is a conversation between Krishna (the Christ of the ancient Hindu Tradition) and the Pandava prince Arjuna taking place in the middle of the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, and elaborates on many esoteric matters.
The Dhammapada (Free), Buddhist Texts
This is a collection of the most widely-known gospels in Christianity, part of the Bible. They describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth and his message to the world.
The Gospel of Mary (Free), Christian Text
The Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a 5th century papurus codex. It contains a dialogue between the Savior with his disciples answering questions on the nature of sin. In the gospel one can see that Mary was one of Jesus’ close disciples.
The Gospel of Judas (Free) Gnostic Text
The Gospel of Judas is a Gnostic Gospel whose content consists of conversations between the Disciple Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ.
The Book of Revelation (Free), Christian Text
The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testiment and part of the Christian Bible.
The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of early Christian Gnostic Texts discovered near the Egyptian town Nag Hammadi in 1945. A local called Mohammed Ali Samman discovered a tweleve leather-bound papyrus codices burried in a sealed jar. The writings of these codices comprise of fifty-two Gnostic treatises and other texts. You can access a few of these texts freely by clicking the text.
The Pistis Sophia (Free htm), Ancient Esoteric Text
Pistis Sophia is an important Gnostic text discovered in 1773, possibly written as early as the 2nd century. The five remaining copies, which scholars place in the 5th or 6th centuries, relate the Gnostic teachings of the transfigured Jesus to the assembled disciples (including his mother Mary, Many Magdalene and Martha), when the risen Christ had accomplished eleven years speaking with his disciples. In the text one can find information about the complex structures and hierarchies of heaven familiar in Gnostic teachings.
The Quran (Free), Islamic Text
The Quaran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the word of God/ Allah. It is regarded as one of the finest pieces of literature in the Arabic language.
The Odyssey (Free), Ancient Greek Text
Odyssey is is an ancient Greek epic poem with esoteric significance. It centers on the Greek hero Odysseus and his long-term difficult journey to return back home (Ithaca). His journey is said to represent the difficult inner journey to awakening.
Popol Vuh, Allen J. Christenson Translation (Free pdf), Mayan Text
Popol Vuh is a mytho-historical narrative of the Post classic K’iche’ kingdom in Guatemala. The title means the “Book of the Community,” the ”Book of Counsel,” or more literally the ”Book of the People.”. It comprises of the myth of the creation of humanity by using epic tales.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Free), Ancient Egyptian Text
The Book of the Dead is the modern name of the ancient Egyptian funerary text. The original Egyptian name for the text, is translated as “Book of Coming Forth by Day” or the “Book of emerging forth into the Light”. The text consists of a number of magic spells intended to assist a dead person’s journey through the underworld, and into the afterlife.