Esoteric comes from the Greek ‘esôterikos’, and was a qualification in the schools of ancient philosophers to describe followers of secret doctrines.
The Disciple, a novel by Daniel Maleville, leads us to Toulouse and invites us to discover Esoteric, Mysticism, and Spirituality, the major subjects that always have applied to passionate men in search of the truth.
For nothing can remain hidden to the seeker. And there are many who, through the ages, have taken the path of knowledge to unravel the mysteries of life. You will also be invited to travel in modern-day Toulouse and when you flip through the pages you’ll be taken through the city during the 21st century, around 1900 and in 1533.
One could say this novel by Daniel Maleville is a book about love but also about research. Love of his city, Toulouse, to which the author is particularly attached, his quest for God, which can be found in the good people, but also his search for the ideal woman.
Although presented as a novel, The Disciple can be considered a true initiation manual for the researcher or one who starts to walk on the paths of esoteric knowledge. Core topics of esotericism are discussed. The relationship Religion-Science-Mysticism is defined and responses are suggested to questions that may arise students’ mystique.
The first part of the book consists of three chapters:
- Bible: explanation of the symbolism of the Bible
- Christic: explanation of hidden messages of the New Testament
- Mystics: explanation and mystical conduct
The book first part includes passages regarding life and inner thoughts of the narrator and the expression of his love for his hometown.
If the analysis of Christian thought and mysticism is very present in the novel, it is only to better understand that there is no religion or dominant philosophies but a cultural and geographical adaptation of much older tradition from which the religions of East and West. What dominates is the explanation of the esoteric, and the search for future in an ecumenical spirit, with no particular religious connotation.
The second part is an adventurous follow-up of the first. It is told in the form of a novel set over three days in 16th century Toulouse (The Renaissance).
The central figure describes famous people living at that time that will have to face the reality of reincarnation through a meeting with, in his view, the ideal woman.
The third part follows the other two, and it is the conclusion in which the characters will learn from their experiences.
On this site , and for consulting convenience, Part I match the keyword ‘esoteric’. Part II includes the keywords section ‘contemporary novel’, and Part III falls into the category ‘history’ that takes place in 1533.
Q and A about Future
In this section, we will try to answer questions that visitors ask. Not all answers are published, only those that refer to general issues and no subject is revealed. In addition, no identity is mentioned.
Q: What will my future bring?
A: As I have said in previous answers, I am not a soothsayer.
What I know is that everyone’s future is paved with various joys and trials matching their karma. It is part of the imposed destiny. The other part consists of free will and the will that we have to undertake and achieve. This part is up to you. In terms of karma, it is essential to fully and consciously experience the joys and trials.
If you only have the intuition of them, in the karmic connection, contact an indicator that will lighten your way. A good indicator must first be able to expose your past, and subsequently your present and your future. Stay clear of finding addresses through the internet, via mail or phone or through advertisements. Rely rather on a friend who would know which one would be satisfying.
Q: I am a student. Can I use this information to prepare for my studies? Will it help me?
A: ‘Spirituality’ means ‘that which is hidden’, but nothing can remain in the shadows for the seeker.
Acquiring the ‘science’ of esoteric goes through several learning paths. It’s your personal decision how you will use this information, I work with some students who want to get confidence in their own learning possibilities to get their GED diploma. I even contribute to GED practice tests (social studies) to help the students feel confident, so I know I can do it for you too. Because, contrary to faiths that ask a person to believe without using his free will and evidence, esotericism leads us to ask spiritual and existential questions. From these responses, a new faith will be born from understanding and lived experience or knowledge.