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Monday, December 1, 2014

(Quote) The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order - Paul Foster Case

The personal man is never the thinker, the speaker, nor the actor. This truth, "...until its import is grasped, seems like fatalism. It appears to make man a mere puppet. Yet it is a truth reiterated by all wise men, who all insist, furthermore, that it is not in the least fatalistic. They tell us that the reason it seems to be so is that human beings do not really know what they mean when they say "I." When this ignorance is corrected by right knowledge, the center of consciousness is no longer located in personality. It is shifted to the Real Self, and that Self is perceived as being identical with the Originating Principle of the universe. The personal life is lost, but the Cosmic Life is found. An illusion is exchanged for a reality. A counterfeit freedom is renounced in order that real freedom may be enjoyed.

(Quote) The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order - Paul Foster Case

Inequality and injustice are apparent everywhere, but the esoteric doctrine states plainly that this appearance is untrue. It does not say, you will observe, that justice will prevail in some distant future. It declares emphatically that perfect balance is maintained continually.

(Article) On the Nature of Evil

Evil is the appearance presented to us by natural processes that we do not understand. It is the veil of terror hiding the beautiful countenance of
truth. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



"The devil is God, as He is misunderstood by the wicked." - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



"I am the Lord, and there is nothing else; beside me there is no God: I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me: that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me: I am the Lord, and there is nothing else. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the Lord, that doeth all these things." (Isaiah 45:5,6,7).



Seers are always courageous. That is one reason for their careful observation of the rule of silence. Seeing things as they really are and knowing how mistaken are popular notions, they wisely veil their knowledge in glyph and symbol. Occasionally, like Boehme, Isaiah, and Amos, they speak straight out and boldly declare that not only the physical and natural evils-like pestilence, famine, or earthquakes-but also the various evils that we call "wickedness" are orderly phases of the cosmic manifestation of the One Life, or Lord. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



That Life, being the source of all activity, is necessarily the cause of the phenomena we dislike, those that inspire us with terror, those we dread and misunderstand. Step by step, however, man's understanding ripens, and activities that in former times were supposed to be results of the malice of a personal adversary of mankind, personified as "the Devil," are now understood to be the workings of natural laws that are purely beneficent when their operation is understood. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



And on the seventh day there went forth from the presence of God a mighty Angel, full of wrath and consuming fire, and God gave unto him the dominion of
the outermost sphere. Eternity brought forth Time; the Boundless gave birth to Limit; Being descended into Generation. As lightning I beheld Satan fall from heaven, splendid in strength and fury. Among the Gods is none like unto him, into whose hand are committed the kingdoms, the power and the glory of the worlds.. . . Blessed are they who shall withstand his subtlety: they shall be called the sons of God, and shall enter in at the beautiful gates. For Satan is the doorkeeper of the Temple of the King: he standeth in Solomon's porch; he holdeth the Keys of the Sanctuary; that no man may enter therein save the anointed, having the arcanum of Hermes.- Kingsford and Maitland, The Perfect Way



The power that brought about the Fall is identical with that which is to bring about the Redemption. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order

Also see the article - The Path of Ayin - The Devil

Monday, November 24, 2014

(Quote) Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order

"True Rosicrucianism does not fall into the ancient error of setting the spiritual against the "material." It does not seek escape from the material into the spiritual. Rather it seeks to expose the lie that there is any "material" whatever apart from the substance of pure Spirit. At the same time, though it denies there is a reality (matter) opposed to another reality (spirit), Ageless Wisdom finds useful and accurate the distinction between the terms physical and metaphysical. The "physical" is that range of spiritual activity that man perceives through his ordinary senses. The "metaphysical" is that range of spiritual activity that lies beyond ordinary sensation. Moreover, "beyond" may mean either above or below, so there may be whole fields of metaphysical reality that are relatively interior to those we know by means of our senses."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

(Article) The Chalice of Ecstasy - Frater Achad



A MAGICAL AND QABALISTIC INTERPRETATION OF THE DRAMA OF PARZIVAL

The collective tradition of mankind is endowed with a relative infallability, and when rightly interpreted, must represent the largest truth, the most perfect beauty and the purest goodness known on earth. This transcendental truth and goodness and beauty representts the divine substratum of human nature, the ideal humanity which lies above and behind the abberations of individuals, races and periods. It is not subjected as are the latter, to Time and Circumstance or to the limitations from which the appearance of error, evil and deformity seem to spring. The legend of Parzival is not subject to Time or Circumstance; it represents a glimpse of the Eternal Reality, the Everpresent Here and Now. The circumstances of its enactment and the place wherein the festival is beheld, need not be sought outside the Human Heart that has learned to beat in time and tune with the soul of the World. All who are born of "Heart's Affliction" must eventually find their way to that spot where they "Scarcely move, yet swiftly seem to run" and having become one with "The Way, The Truth and The Life" they will discover that the shifting scenes of the world they had thought to be so real, will pass by them as a pageant until the Vision of the Grail Itself is presented to their pure Understanding. It is in the hope of awakening some spark of the smouldering fire of this inner consciousness in the hearts of those who may read these lines - not having previously understood the Legend - and from that spark enkindling a great fire that will burn up the veils which hide man from Himself - from God - that I have dared to add these fragments to the great mass of Grail Literature already given to the world. And to those who are slumbering contentedly, wrapped round with the delusion and dreams of this illusory like, I cry with Gurnemanz: Hey! Ho! Wood-keepers twain! Sleep-keepers I deem ye! At least be moving with the morning! Hear ye the call? Now thank the Lord that ye are called in time to hear it.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(Quote) Michael Laitman - A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

When the time of complete attainment comes: all worlds – spiritual and material – will merge into a single whole. Man will then be able to live in all worlds at the same time.

(Quote) Michael Laitman - A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

The Kabbalah does not deal with our physical body, but only with our spiritual component. The upper world is like one creature, one soul whose parts are projected to a lower world (the one we perceive) in which we feel ourselves as distinct from each other. To explain this more simply: Because we are limited within our egoism, we feel ourselves as separated from each other, despite the fact that we are all of us actually one spiritual body. Therefore, the separation exists only within our mistaken perception, for we are all in fact one.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

(Article) Drugs and the Deathbed, by AC 2012


"Various myths about Aleister Crowley appear from time to time, which we will take a moment to briefly address. In this post we will discuss two myths surrounding Crowley’s use of drugs and his death." - AC 2012

Let this then be of great comfort to you all, that if I be so imperfect–and for very shame I have not emphasized that imperfection–if I, the chosen one, still fail, then how easy for yourselves to surpass me! Or, should you only equal me, then even so how great attainment should be yours!
Be of good cheer, therefore, since both my failure and my success are arguments of courage for yourselves. - AC


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Friday, October 31, 2014

(Video Clip) The Sixth Sense - Dr. Michael Laitman


Dr. Michael Laitman talks about perceiving reality through the sixth sense; that through an additional sense, we can perceive the complete, true reality that exists, and not the limited picture we receive through the five senses. From the film "The Seed of Life." 

Monday, October 13, 2014

(Audio Video) Manly P. Hall - Why I Believe in Rebirth


Manly Palmer Hall, The Great Author, Mystic and Philosopher of our time, talks us through a very important and ever growing question. What happens to "Us" when we die? Although no definite answer can ever be achieved via the use of any such pattern of words or actions, never the less, Hall's words inspire Reason, Morality and Hope for the future and insights the inquisitive and sincere listener to rethink religious dogma's and prejudices...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

(Quote) Israel Regardie - The Art and Meaning of Magick

"In common with all schools and sects of Buddhism, the Mahayana is directly antagonistic to the ego idea. The whole of its philosophy and ethical code is directly concerned with the elimination of the "I" thinking. It holds that this is purely a fantasy bred of childish ignorance, very much as the mediaeval notion that the sun circumambulated the earth was the result of imperfect knowledge. Therefore the whole of its religious and philosophic scheme is directed towards uprooting this fantasy from the thinking of its disciples. This is the Anatta doctrine, and its importance to Buddhism is grounded in the belief that from this fantasy spring all sorrow and unhappiness.

European Magic, on the other hand, owes its fundamental doctrines to the Qabalah. Whilst having much in common with the broad outlines of Buddhism, the metaphysics of the Qabalah are essentially egocentric in a typically European way. Nevertheless, the terms of its philosophy are so general that they may be interpreted freely from a variety of angles. Whilst decrying the ills and limitations that accompany the false ego sense, it emphasises not so much the destruction of the ego as, with true Western practicality, its purification and integration."

Sunday, June 15, 2014

(Podcast) Jung, The Mystic by Gary Lachman



Ian Punnett of Coast to Coast Am in Conversation With Gary Lachman.

Gary Delved in the occult and mystical dimensions of psychiatrist Carl Jung's life and work.

For more info:
http://www.cgjungpage.org

http://garylachman.co.uk

http://www.coasttocoastam.com

Monday, April 28, 2014

(Video) Sexual Alchemy and The Thoth Tarot - Lon Duquette


For nearly 40 years the Thoth Tarot has hidden the Secret of Sexual Alchemy.

The Thoth Tarot has
been one of the best selling and
most popular Tarot decks in the world.
Designed by Aleister Crowley, and
painted by Lady Frieda Harris, it is
considered by many to be the most
important magical object d'art of the
20th century - it is also one of the most
feared and misunderstood.

Join Crowley expert and Certified
Tarot Grand Master, Lon Milo DuQuette,
for an in-depth and entertaining look
at the magical mysteries and the
secrets of sexual alchemy hidden in
stunning imagery of the 78 cards of
the Thoth Tarot.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

(Video) The Cube of Space and the 22 Paths of Initiation by Makalesi



Makalesi explains how initiation is a process of different doors and paths. You must master the 12 parts of the zodiac to gain immortality. The form known as the tesseract is an important tool to understanding this largely internal journey.