esoteric (adj.) 1650s, from Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle," from esotero "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," related to eis "into," en "in" (see en- (2)
Some flower lore for thought....Musings for the day:
"Flowers come from a very pure dimension. They carry space energy, the energy of akash (space). Your karmic records are said to be stored in the Aksahic Records, the realm of space energy. Flowers have the occult (hidden) power to help you access the Akashic Records. This spiritual technology is like directly updating a database!" (PillaiCenter.com)
"There is a spontaneous vibration or movement in a flower like the movement of a baby, neither a sensation nor a feeling, but something of both. If you contact it and feel it, it gives rise to a certain experience. If you are able to identify fully with the experience, you can perceive the quality of its vibration. Flowers can serve as a very useful aid in meditation to help one experience higher and purer states of consciousness and develop higher aspects of the personality." (mercie.com)
"Of all symbolic flowers the Lotus blossom of India and Egypt and the Rose of the Rosicrucians are the most important. In their symbolism these two flowers are considered identical. The esoteric doctrines for which the Eastern lotus stands have been perpetuated in modern Europe under the form of the rose. The rose and the lotus are yonic emblems, signifying primarily the maternal creative mystery, while the Easter lily is considered to be phallic.
The Brahmin and Egyptian initiates, who undoubtedly understood the secret systems of spiritual culture whereby the latent centers of cosmic energy in man may be stimulated, employed the lotus blossoms to represent the spinning vortices of spiritual energy located at various points along the spinal column and called chakras, or whirling wheels, by the Hindus. Seven of these chakras are of prime importance and have their individual correspondences in the nerve ganglia and plexuses.
According to the secret schools, the sacral ganglion is called the four-petaled lotus; the prostatic plexus, the six-petaled lotus; the epigastric plexus and navel, the ten-petaled lotus; the cardiac plexus, the twelve-petaled lotus; the pharyngeal plexus, the sixteen-petaled locus; the cavernous plexus, the two-petaled lotus; and the pineal gland or adjacent unknown center, the thousand-petaled locus. The color, size, and number of petals upon the lotus are the keys to its symbolic import. A hint concerning the unfoldment of spiritual understanding according to the secret science of the Mysteries is found in the story of Aaron's rod that budded, and also in Wagner's great opera, Tannhäuser, where the budding staff of the Pope signifies the unfolding blossoms upon the sacred rod of the Mysteries--the spinal column." (www.sacred-text.com)
What do you think? Does any of this resonate with you personally? Symbolism and connotations aside, flowers are increasingly researched in the form of flower essences and essential oils/aromatherapy, for their vibrational, biochemical, neurological and emotional impact on the human being. Flowers as medicine may be the next frontier in healing, longevity and earth relations...as ancient wisdom meets future innovation in present potency. It's flower time.