from Living on the Inner Edge, a Practical Esoteric Tale by Cyrus Ryan
Cyrus Ryan spent over 30 years in an esoteric meditation group that had been contacted by one of the Masters of Wisdom, who gave them a word of power (mantra), which totally reshaped the group work and the small group of seekers. The Next Step includes a very eclectic approach to the esoteric path, taking the essence of various teachings and blending them into a new form yet retaining the sanctity of the past traditions from which they came. Cyrus will share his experiences, discuss key esoteric points, and outline what the future holds for those willing to take a leap and live on the inner edge.
“Ryan’s account, both accessible and fascinating, takes us through the groups adventures, including inner practices (“Our chanting was creating a ‘cone of fire’ which not only protected the group, but also allowed for the downpour of energy from the higher planes”); journeys to India and Tibet, and the dynamics of relations between members… I believe that groups of this sort represent the best possibility for spiritual development today.” — book review by Richard Smoley, Quest Magazine
Creativity and spiritual experiences have marked Cyrus Ryan’s life since a young age. He has spent time in India and Tibet, where he gained insights into the practices of esoteric Buddhism. An artist, writer and lecturer, Cyrus has lectured at The Theosophical Society, the Association for Higher Awareness (AHA), the New Jersey Metaphysical Society, and the University of Seven Rays. He has published articles in a variety of new age periodicals, including The Beacon. Cyrus has been exploring esoteric knowledge for over forty years. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Find more about Cyrus here: http://northernschoolofesotericwisdom.com