This is a primer on initiatic science. Explains the journey of initiation and the levels of initiation, the reason for the need of having a preceptor and the qualities an aspirant needs to display in order to be qualified for Asaru initiation. What specific disciplines are to be practiced The Asaru initiation or Temple initiation is the level of initiation where an aspirant is given certain secret knowledge for activating the subtle body in order to discover higher planes of being and higher essence of Self. ...
This is a primer on initiatic science. Explains the journey of initiation and the levels of initiation, the reason for the need of having a preceptor and the qualities an aspirant needs to display in order to be qualified for Asaru initiation. What specific disciplines are to be practiced The Asaru initiation or Temple initiation is the level of initiation where an aspirant is given certain secret knowledge for activating the subtle body in order to discover higher planes of being and higher essence of Self. ANSWERS THE QUESTIONS: 1. Why Are there Three Main Levels of Initiation? And How do they relate to the levels of initiation and the levels of initiatic teachings that are imparted? 2. HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATION BETWEEN THE LEVELS OF INITIATION, THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER DISCIPLE RELATIONSHIP AND THE GOAL OF INITIATION 3. WHAT IS THE RELATIVE VALUE OF THE SHEMS LEVEL OF INITIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE ASAR LEVEL AND WHY DOES THE TEMPLE USE A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE FOR DELIVERING THE TEACHINGS? 4. WHY IS THE DEMARCATION MADE BETWEEN THE SHEMS LEVEL AND ASARU LEVEL OF ASPIRANTS? 5. WHAT IS COMPASSION IN THE INITIATIC SCIENCES AND HOW DO SAGES APPLY IT WHEN HELPING ASPIRANTS ALONG ON THE INITIATIC PATH? 6. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR SPIRITUAL TEACHERS TO NOT HELP PEOPLE BEYOND THEIR CAPACITY TO BE HELPED? 7. WHY ARE SOME SPECIAL “KEYS” TO UNLOCK CERTAIN MEDITATIVE DISCIPLINES AND PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERSTANDINGS REVEALED TO ASARU LEVEL ASPIRANTS AND NOT TO SHEMS LEVEL ASPIRANTS? 8. WHY IS THE ACCESS TO AN AUTHENTIC SPIRITUAL PRECEPTOR, AND A VIABLE INITIATIC PATH, IMPORTANT FOR POSITIVE SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT? 9. OBSTACLES TO BECOMING A QUALIFIED APPLICANT FOR ASAR INITIATION AND DISCIPLINES TO OVERCOME THEM 10. How to Overcome Failure on the Spiritual Path 11. OBSTACLES INCLUDE: 12. DISCIPLINES TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES INCLUDE: 13. What criteria are used to evaluate aspirants and how should aspirants conduct themselves in order to develop the qualities necessary for Asaru initiation?
Mr. Ashby began studies in the area of religion and philosophy and achieved a doctorate degree in these areas while at the same time he began to collect his research into what would later become several books on the subject of the African History, religion and ethics, world mythology, origins of Yoga Philosophy and practice in ancient Africa (Ancient Egypt/Nubia) and also the origins of Christianity in Ancient Egypt. This was the catalyst for a successful book series on the subject called "Egyptian Yoga" begun in 1994. He has extensively studied mystical religious traditions from around the world and is an accomplished lecturer, musician, artist, poet, painter, screenwriter, playwright and author of over 40 books on yoga philosophy, religious philosophy and social philosophy based on ancient African principles. A leading advocate of the concept of the existence of advanced social and religious philosophy in ancient Africa comparable to the Eastern traditions such as Vedanta, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, he has lectured and written extensively on the correlations of these with ancient African religion and philosophy.
Muata Abhaya Ashby holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree and a Masters degree in Liberal Arts and Religious Studies. He is also a Teacher of Yoga Philosophy and Discipline. Dr. Ashby is an adjunct professor at the American Institute of Holistic Theology and worked as an adjunct professor at the Florida International University.
Dr. Ashby has been an independent researcher and practitioner of Egyptian Yoga, Indian Yoga, Chinese Yoga, Buddhism and mystical psychology as well as Christian Mysticism. Dr. Ashby has engaged in Post Graduate research in advanced Jnana, Bhakti and Kundalini Yogas at the Yoga Research Foundation.
Since 1999 he has researched Ancient Egyptian musical theory and created a series of musical compositions which explore this unique area of music from ancient Africa and its connection to world music. Dr. Ashby has lectured around the United States of America, Europe and Africa.
Through his studies of the teachings of the great philosophers of the world and meeting with and studying under spiritual masters and having practiced advanced meditative disciplines, Dr. Ashby began to function in the capacity of Sebai or Spiritual Preceptor of Shetaut Neter, Ancient Egyptian Religion and also as Ethics Philosopher and Religious Studies instructor. Thus, he took the title