The Mystic Gardener

As seekers of greater spiritual realisation, we are seeking union with an inner form of perfection known to Rosicrucians as the Master Within, a template of perfection which already exists, fully formed, within every human being. The Taoists, those sages of traditional China, loved saying over and over again that those whose occupation was nearest […]

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Illumination – The Tool to Empowerment

What is Illumination? As a process, it can be likened to a journey spanning many lifetimes, with an overall target or destination, and with each way-station or rest-stop entailing the discovery and internalisation of something requiring ever higher forms of knowledge and understanding. All desires and efforts towards knowing and understanding the things we presently […]

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Enjoy the Journey

Have you ever heard of the Apollo space programme of the 1960s? Of course you have, and what exciting times they were. The Apollo programme was created for one reason only: to send a man to the surface of the moon and to return him safely to earth. It is a welcome testament to changing […]

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The Consciousness of Love

Within each of us there is considerably more than complex chemistry. There is more than mechanistic existence, more than the need, wish, or “instinct” to survive. No one desires to merely exist in a psychic vacuum. We wish to survive for something. What person would be happy spending the rest of his or her days, […]

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The Spiritual Will

We are all aware that we are living in particularly difficult times. Listening to the news make us swiftly aware of the turmoil and strife which exist in many parts of the world, and it is natural that we, as Rosicrucians who strive for a better society, one where people can live in peace and […]

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Friendship

One of the greatest assets we can have is true friendship – friendship we’ve earned with a few precious individuals we trust implicitly with everything, including life itself. The dictionary definition of friendship is: “Showing kindly interest and goodwill; the state of being friends.” For those fortunate enough to have true friendships, this description seems […]

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A Path

Of all that I’ve learnt, that which I really know doesn’t come from what I accumulated in my brain, but from the most profound depths of myself, during the short or long moments of pure silence. Those moments where all is quiet in oneself, where it seems we’re enveloped by an ethereal veil, and where […]

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The Neophyte and Service

One of the reasons why the discipline of the Path has been called a “hard school” is because the ordinary motives for action have to be reversed and given more impersonal direction. As a neophyte, you must think in terms of others as well as yourself. You may find it difficult to wholeheartedly accept the […]

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Our Heritage

When we think of the word “heritage” we might immediately think of material values that may have been received from the past or handed down to the future. However, mystically speaking, it is possible to inherit not only that which still does not exist on the earthly plane, but also to build in the present […]

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Mystical Illumination

What is the purpose of mystical philosophy? First, it must be realised that mysticism and its philosophical aspects are not ends in themselves. Mysticism’s ideas and teachings are but instruments to achieve certain specific objectives. The greatest emphasis or stress has been placed on the so-called spiritual values of mysticism; in other words, a full […]

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