Practical applications of Mysticism

In discussing the subject of mysti­cism, certain questions immediately arise: How do we define mysticism? What is its meaning? How is a mystical philosophy ap­plied in life? Mysticism is simply the awakening of the self to a consciousness of a divine reality. The self for the first time becomes aware of Cosmic beauty in contrast […]

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Changing our Routines

I used to be one of those people who almost unconsciously got locked into routines. I would do my shopping on Tuesday afternoons, my laundry on Friday mornings, and gardening only on Saturdays. I would go to a cinema or restaurant on Friday or Saturday night and I would stay home every other night of […]

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The Art of Listening

Many conversations are just alternating monologues and we could, in most situations, ask ourselves if there is any real listening going on. Many of today’s challenges are caused by people talking and giving their opinions while not listening to what others have to say. Effective communication not only encompasses speaking to others, it also involves […]

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Beginning a Rosicrucian Path

It’s nice to see that more people these days are open and also seeking spiritual and esoteric knowledge. Many of the new members have come across a wide range of materials and information regarding Rosicrucians. Some join because they feel a strong ‘calling’ towards AMORC and others join simply because they’re curious. Regardless of how […]

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Spring Ritual

There was a time when cleaning was an annual ritual in most well-run homes. Each year, the coming of the spring equinox was greeted with a flurry of activity. Beds were stripped, mattresses aired, winter linens cleaned and stored. Mops, brooms, dusters, scrub brushes – all were pressed into service. The dust and grime of […]

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Be Yourself

Everything is becoming, for nothing cannot give rise to something. This is a wonderful cosmic law worthy of con­templation, meditation, and conscious realisation. We live in a challenging and changing world full of uncertainties, surprises, and conflicting occurrences. In this modern time, living at such a fast pace, we are prone to forget what we […]

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What is true love?

Attempts to define genuine love are as old as mankind. There probably is no single universal definition of what love is. But I feel there are many components of true, genuine love. One criterion is non-possessiveness. Only love which does not seek to possess its object is true love. The term ‘possess’ has several denotations […]

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Is struggle necessary?

There are times when the sincere student of mysticism may find themselves making the following remarks: “I am tired of struggling and cannot understand why it is necessary to go through all of this! Haven’t I been through enough?” “Why does humanity have to go through so many struggles in life? What is the purpose […]

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Expanding our Consciousness

Throughout our lifespan, our consciousness expands by the acquisition of knowledge and experience. In this continued growth of human consciousness lies the hope of the world. The parallel in the physical world to this expansion of consciousness is found in the equivalent physical growth of the body. An infant is undeveloped, but it is the […]

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Our Inner Evolution

Since the beginning of human evolution, our efforts to protect and evolve ourselves and improve our knowledge of the world around us, to organise community life, to establish laws and a well-ordered society, have all been the subject of a singular purpose. From our Palaeolithic state to modern times, humanity has struggled for survival. In […]

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