Esoteric Christianity...Joseph Campbell, the great scholar who understood humanity's need for mythos, once said that in the early 1960's when the Catholic Church reorganzied to become more accessible, much was lost. The Eucharist was no longer celebrated in Latin, rather in the local vernacular which leveled the experience. Furthermore, Campbell said, when the priest turned to face the congregation rather than the figure of Christ and the tabernacle, it 'became a cooking show, and the priest a cook." And I would argue the leveling of the sacred has continued apace since the Vatican revamp of the early sixties.
G.I. Gurdjieff, quoted in Ouspenky's In Search of the Miraculous, said, "I don't know what you know about Christianity," emphasizing this word. "It would be necessary to talk a great deal and to talk for a long time in order to make clear what you understand by this term. But for the benefit of those who know already, I will say that, if you like, this is esoteric Christianity."
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