Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
(Serbzi, January 31, 1900 – Fréjus, December 25, 1986) is a philosopher and pedagogue of Macedonian origin, who lived in Bulgaria until 1937 when, at the request of his Master Peter Deunov, he moved to France. In this country he transmitted a large part of his teaching, with over 5000 lectures.
The themes dealt with in his conferences concern all aspects of human existence, and a dominant theme always emerges: man and his evolution, seen from a perspective of spiritual growth. Whatever the subject treated, this is invariably carried out according to the man and the use he can make of him, in order to reach a better understanding of himself and to be able to have a more adequate life conduct.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
“Everything sang … the stars, the plants, the stones, the trees, everything sang in such great harmony, so sublime that my being expanded to such an extent that I was afraid of dying. I wish you all to hear, even for a few seconds, what I myself have heard, so that you can have a measure, an idea of what real music is “.
Since I was a child Mikhaël he is animated by an extraordinary desire for perfection, by the high ideal of helping humanity, and by a profound need to reach the full knowledge of things; this leads him to devote a lot of time to readings and spiritual exercises.
He is strongly attracted to the search for the spiritual world and the hidden faculties of man. Experiment with the techniques of concentration, the power of thought, the inner contact with the invisible world, study the light, its effects on the prism and the resulting colors.
An extraordinary intuition allows him to grasp and foresee the links between physical and spiritual phenomena. But he is still too young. He will say in a conference “… I had thrown myself madly into certain yoga, breathing and concentration exercises, they were nights and days of study, fasting, meditation”.
Parallel to his spiritual activities, after finishing his university studies, Mikhaël Ivanov first becomes a teacher, then a director of a high school.
Here are some of the revelations that Peter Deunov will do to his disciple:
“You must know that you were free up there. Before incarnating you signed a contract before a great Assembly, before the greatest Spirits. You agreed to do a job down here and you must do it.”
“In a previous incarnation in India, you wrote books and the whole world educated itself with them … You came to testify to the Truth.”
“I entrust you with a precious stone of enormous, inestimable value, but since you will have to pass through a large forest infested with brigands and wild beasts, this stone will have to be dirty in order not to be recognized. Bandits will throw themselves on you and try to steal it, but finding nothing precious, they will end up leaving you alone. When you have crossed that great dangerous forest, I will be with you to wash the stone that will shine with unparalleled splendor.
THEL July 22, 1937 Brother Mikhaël arrives in France on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Star , the Sister who welcomes him at the invitation of Deunov , will say of him:
“The thing that struck at first glance was the intensity of the light that flowed from him, a light impregnated with a sweetness and a pure, impersonal love, which poured like a divine river on beings and things”.
(Svezda, Vie et Enseignement du Maître Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov en France , Ed. Prosveta)
Lanza del Vasto , in his introduction to Love, Wisdom, Truth , first book of Brother Mikhaël , printed in 1948, writes:
“It is through the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. Here are the words of the Gospel that I think of as I listen to Brother Mikhaël. He speaks like birds singing, with natural perfection, with complete abandonment of self. Brother Mikhaël is an open door . Through him passes what comes from the Master, those who listen to him go to the Master through him. I do not admire those who impose themselves, I admire those who know how to make themselves transparent so that the truth passes through them. “
“Love is the solution to all problems. Love is the key that opens all the doors of the human soul. Love is the Force of all creative forces in Nature. Love is a science that does not it has still been studied properly. He who knows and can love is omnipotent. “
Aivanhov of these events will say:
“Slander is something we feel like a deadly poison. But the initiatory Science was there to show me that that was the best thing that could have happened to me, because it forced me to walk an unknown path, to find in myself unsuspected weapons and resources , energies that otherwise I would never have found “.
This period represents a turning point: visit various ashrams and meet different spiritual Masters.
In Tiruvanamalaï, he is warmly welcomed by the disciples of Ramana Maharshi , one of the greatest sages of modern India; he will be allowed to meditate in the room of the great sage.
In Calcutta he meets Mâ Ananda Moyi , in which he recognizes the manifestation of the Divine Mother, while in Rishikesh he meets Shivananda .
The most important meeting takes place at Almora with Nim Karoli Baba . He will speak of him, with great devotion, as of an exceptional being. The same Babaji presented Aïvanhov to his disciples like this: “ The French sadhu … a yogi and a great saint “ .
Always in Almora he meets and makes a deep friendship with the Lama Anagarika Govinda .
In India he is given the spiritual name of “ Omraam ” from “… someone who is above Babaji …”
Speaking of his initiatory name like this Aïvanhov he explained its meaning:
“My new name is Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov. “Om”: this sound breaks up all that is negative; it corresponds to the “Solve” of initiatory Science. “Solve” sends things back to the Source transforming them into Light. The sound “Raam”, with its vibrations, has the power to condense, to coagulate the divine Things and make them palpable: it is the “Coagula”. Therefore in this name the two processes “Solve” and “Coagula” are united.
On this point he will say:
“A true Master will never tell you that he is a Master, never! He will let you hear and understand him; he is in no hurry to be recognized.”
“A true Master is someone who knows the truth, who perfectly understands the Laws and Principles of existence, and respects them. He also possesses the will and the ability to dominate his own inner world and to use that self-mastery with the unique aim to manifest all the qualities and virtues of selfless love “.
His Teaching integrates and elaborates the principles of past western and eastern spiritual traditions, to adapt them to our age in a new form, in which the spiritual ideal and initiatory knowledge are concretely applied in practical life.
His teaching is therefore in line with and is based on the ancient Teachings of great Masters of humanity such as Hermes Trismegistus , Orpheus , Rama , Zoroaster , Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Pythagoras , Jesus….
It is based on the existence of the two great cosmic principles, masculine and feminine, Spirit and Matter, and rests on the great universal laws. These Laws, known by all the great Initiates of every age, are revealed by the initiatory Science, through the great Masters of humanity.
For a deeper understanding of the life of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, we recommend reading: Life of a Western Master, byFrenette Louise-
- Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, To become a living book, Elements of Autobiography I , Prosveta Fréjus, France, 2011
- Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, Auprès du Maitre Peter Deunov , Elements of autobiographie II , Prosveta Fréjus, France, 2010
- Anonymous, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov , Prosveta Fréjus, France, 2000.
- Feuerstein Georg, The Mystery of Lig ht – The Life and Teaching of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, Morson Publishing, Salt Lake City, USA, 1994
- Frenette Louise-
Marie, Life of a Western Master, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov , Stella Mattutina Editions, Florence, 2016.
- Giovetti Paola , The great initiates of our time , Mediterranean Editions
- Jean du Bonfin, Here is the Maître Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov , Prosveta, Frejus 1995
- Lejbowicz Agnès, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov and the Teaching of the Brotherhood , Prosveta, Tavernelle (PG), 1995.
- Svezda (pseudonym of Stella Bellemin), Vie et Enseignement du Maître Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov en France , Prosveta, Fréjus, France, 1992