Preface from “Encounter with Samael”
by Michael Colantoni
Revelation, Tradition and Succession…
Revelation is the unequivocal sign of the fact that the Divine Being who dwells in you, the one who humanly and imperfectly we represent in this world, insists on your cooperation in attaining the intimate self-realization of all its different autonomous and self-conscious parts.
How Revelation appears to each soul, as the long occult tradition gives testimony, is always different, and in accordance with the soul’s psychological condition.
Of the Tradition, it is necessary to say that it is expressed externally when “men” nonsensically impose it so as to safeguard their egoistic interests. And it is internal when it is given by the persuasion of the spirit itself.
While external tradition is like a noisy river that drags and destroys everything, inner tradition, however, is an underground current that, impelling and reuniting, quietly constructs.
The exoteric tradition gathers its treasures here, in the world of the three-dimensional forms, with its later consequence of the loss of the soul. The esoteric tradition crystallises all its efforts in the precious gem of the Philosopher’s Stone, which allows the soul to exist in both worlds: the absolute and the relative one.
Having no interest at all in the ambitions and fears of this world, other than the interest of following here a continuous probatory path in order to assay oneself before the gold of the spirit, true tradition has no physical Succession… And it is not transmitted by race, nor by creed or religion, much less by political or social means. Since in the entire Universe there is an order already established by the divine, the human simply subjects itself to it, thus it is able to exist in harmony. One day true tradition will return to govern on the face of our world; then the Golden Age will have arrived again.
Rafael Vargas : Rome, February 17, 2000