When someone is entering in the path of spiritual development first of all he is seeking to understand about himself and what is happening in his life, heal a problem or a disease or acquire some abilities, power etc. Few seekers are directly interested in experiencing the essence of their being or the cosmic Laws of life. The destination of the path is always the same but the paths of these 2 types of seekers can be different.
The path of the first type of seeker is the path of the magician or spiritual warrior or the shaman. This path is moving through experiencing the energy, powers, and ways to govern the situations of life mostly in the external world. This person tries to acquire powers and magical abilities to heal himself and free himself from sufferings that appear in his life mostly via external situations or circumstances. This person wants to develop himself and progress by reserving and developing positive powers and energy in him, by developing his personal power, confidence and his energy bodies.
The second type enters in the way of the yogi. The yogi is interested in the ways to understand and govern his internal reactions as an answer to the external problems and situations of life.
These two paths differ. The path of the magician moves on by developing the principle Yang, the energetic, active principle, the principle that influences the external world, the world of action. It is the Sun’s energy. And in this path now are many of our students. This path is separated also into 2 paths: The first is based on the art of Energetic – Spiritual Theater, and Esoteric Martial Arts when the movement of the point of perception and the transformation of the external circumstances happen through communication and through the conscious behavior on the different roles that life puts us. The training on this path is by accumulating enough energy in order to develop the necessary confidence in order to be able to enter in different roles consciously and without stress or fear. In these situations the magician can change the position of the point of perception and as a result he sees “magically” the desired outcome to appear in the situation. The magician then has manifested his purpose. The second path is the path through the shamanic journey and/or conscious dreaming. This second path starts getting a bit close to the path of the yogi. Here the work is like a meditation but the active part of the mind is still functioning. This part of the mind is also consciously directed to the Higher manifestations of the goals of the magician or the shaman (communication with spirits, entering in different worlds, looking at the past, the future etc). In this way, during time, the magician becomes more aware of his true goals in life; he starts seeing more clearly his Higher Destiny. In the first stages the magician is interested in the acquiring of abilities and power in the physical realm but later starts asking the questions: “So which is the source of the emergence of power and energy?”. “From where does this ability to manifest my goals and develop my powers come?”
In reality this is the energy of Kundalini. This means that this person has taken the path of self perfection through the external world, the manifested world. The more energy centers and energy bodies the consciousness of the magician enters the more he matures and becomes stable spiritually and in the world. When the Kundalini will start becoming stable in the heart center then the magician is already entering the true inner transformation from the limited self to the original self. The deepest alchemy starts happening, the transformation of his essence through the awakening of the Higher centers in him. In this level of the path the magician meets the yogi.
The yogi understands the world through the inner silence, through meditation, through the cessation of the inner dialogue. His Kundalini is directed from up down, meaning from the Divine to the material. Yogi arrives to the realization that all the external events depend on his own inner harmony. A small movement of identification on the level of emotion or thought creates hurricanes and storms on the earth and in the whole Universe. Destruction and tragedies happen. Powers and energy is given more to this one who is more stable in his reactions, meaning to the one who can govern his reactions. Then the energy field of such a man becomes more solid, stronger. And any other person who enters into this field starts changing quickly. This means that the one who is more stable to the external stimulus and to his own inner reactions can evolve faster and receive more energy from the Cosmos. But it is very important to understand also that one cannot simply choose the path according to his desire. One can only “listen” carefully and read the signs of the Divine Power about which is his path. The path has been predetermined according to the past lives and the Karmic patterns of the person and if the person will take the right path this will activate the mechanisms of self realization for the present life. This will give him the true knowledge and this will be the person’s real path. Remember that the right path is not something external that you simply pick. It is You, it is who You truly Are.
Alexander - Northern Deer