The NLP Magick courses are esoteric in nature. It is esoteric NLP. Esoteric means hidden, secret and inside. The opposite of esoteric is exoteric. Exoteric means open, public and outside. In the old days people were esoteric because the church would hunt them down and burn them at the stake. Nowadays it is weird to talk about the esoteric. Every library, bookshop and the internet has plenty of “esoteric” writings out in the open. Nevertheless, the esoteric still exists. Not because people are in fear of being burned alive, but because people in general are likely to misunderstand what is being done.
Nietzsche explains esotoric NLP best when he writes:
Our deepest insights must — and should — appear as follies, and under certain circumstances as crimes, when they are heard unauthorized to the ears of those who are not disposed and predestined for them. The exoteric and the esoteric, as they were formerly distinguished by philosophers — among the Indians, as among the Greeks, Persians, and Muslims, in short, wherever people believed in gradations of rank and not in equality and equal rights — are not so much in contradistinction to one another in respect to the exoteric class, standing without, and viewing, estimating, measuring, and judging from the outside, and not from the inside; the more essential distinction is that the class in question views things from below upwards — while the esoteric class views things from above downwards. There are heights of the soul from which tragedy itself no longer appears to operate tragically; and if all the woe in the world were taken together, who would dare to decide whether the sight of it would necessarily seduce and constrain to sympathy, and thus to a doubling of the woe? That which serves the higher class of men for nourishment or refreshment, must be almost poison to an entirely different and lower order of human beings. The virtues of the common man would perhaps mean vice and weakness in a philosopher; it might be possible for a highly developed man, supposing him to degenerate and go to ruin, to acquire qualities thereby alone, for the sake of which he would have to be honored as a saint in the lower world into which he had sunk. There are books which have an inverse value for the soul and the health according as the inferior soul and the lower vitality, or the higher and more powerful, make use of them. In the former case they are dangerous, disturbing, unsettling books, in the latter case they are herald’s calls which summon the bravest to their bravery. Books for the general reader are always ill-smelling books, the odour of paltry people clings to them. Where the populace eat and drink, and even where they reverence, it is accustomed to stink. One should not go into churches if one wishes to breathe pure air.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good & Evil paragraph 30
For those who want get a step closer to the esoteric, please download the NLP Magick preparatory guide (it’s not yet esoteric NLP, but you get the idea) by filling in the form below: