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                   having crossed the first Threshold, undertake esoteric work while continuing to deify

                   their Personality.


                     Let us now examine the case of those whom the Gospel calls ravening wolves. Jesus

                     Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they

                   are ravening wolves.  And He adds: Ye shall know them by their fruits .
                     It  is  difficult,  if  not  impossible,  for  an  esoterically  under  developed  man,  to
                   spontaneously recognize the false prophets . He will be able to recognize their "fruits"
                   more  easily,  that  is,  the  visible  results  of  their  work,  which  provide  clues.  Esoteric

                   Tradition comprises and teaches us a whole Science of clues.

                     Jesus  said:  Things  that  cause  people  to  stumble  are  bound  to  come,  but  woe  to

                   anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea
                   with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

                   So watch yourselves .
                     For the moment we will not try to understand the reasons for which it is impossible,
                   as Jesus said, to avoid scandals in the world. Let us consider this text as a warning and

                   let us not forget that it has a double meaning, for the Lord concludes: Take heed to your
                   selves .

                     This warning is stirring but of much consequence. A thief may rob us of our fortune,
                   "ravening wolves" can deprive us of our salvation.

                     We learn from the following

                         Matt.,  VII,  15-16.  Ref.  also  Gnosis,  T.  1,  p.  74,  French  original  version;  p.  74,  English
                   manuscript, fig. 21.
                     11  Matt., VII, 15.
                        Luke, XVII, 1-3 [trad. NIV].
                        Luke, XVII, 3.
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