The Unseen Guiding Hand

There may be hard journeying through many eventful years before we realise that even in our youth there was a silent, guiding hand that lay softly upon our soul to keep it on track within range of its destiny. The ambitions of youth are many and strong, and the hunger of the heart is keen […]

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Saying What We Think

There is nothing quite as wholesome and invigorating as expressing our convictions freely and effectively. By doing so, we encourage cooperative understanding and broaden and advance our concepts of life. The fire which burns within radiates outwardly but if repressed, that same fire tends to destroy the inner walls of our personality. Therein lays the […]

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Evolving towards perfection

Rosicrucians believe that humans are dual beings, possessing both a physical body and a spiritual ‘body’ commonly referred to as the soul. While the physical body is composed of material components, the soul, carried by the so-call Vital Life Force, enters the infant at birth with its first breath of air. With that first breath, […]

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Spirituality For Social Justice

Yesterday and today, we have always lived, and still live, in a complex world of mind-boggling diversity. We must realise that it is from the innate spirituality within us that the various numerous religions of the world have emanated. Whenever we come together for a Rosicrucian conclave we are reminded of how fortunate we are […]

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Why Are We Here?

In each age, people have reflected on the nature of their existence. This reflection has often been expressed in the question: Why are we here? In trying to determine the purpose for their individual lives, people have usually attributed their existence to the intent of a God or the Cosmic. Human beings in their various […]

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Change and Illumination

This is a wonderful period of the year. We are always reminded of the beginning of life when the winter is at hand. Naturally we compare the winter months with the close of life, not because it suggests death but because it suggests change and transition. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, […]

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Unnecessary Burdens

One way to lighten the burden of karma – the law of cause and effect – is simply to step out of its radius. This may be a big step, a small step, or several steps. If it took only one step to get into a shadow, it may well take only one step to […]

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The Mystical Attitude of Mind

Has mysticism a practical value? Does it contribute only to the ascetic temperament and to a transcendent idealism that have few, if any, roots in the demands of everyday life? Since mysticism plays a prominent part in the motivation of religion, even in its rituals and symbolism, it ordinarily would appear to be quite distinct […]

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True Meditation

We often conflate meditation  with concentration or contemplation. Briefly, we can say that concentration is primarily objective. It is the focusing of attention upon sense stimuli. When you are listening or reading intensively you are focusing your consciousness upon a certain set of vibrations coming to you through a particular receptive organ, such as the […]

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Solitude

Very often, people have confided in me, saying: “I feel alone”, “I feel left out”, “I don’t fit in”, “I’ve been abandoned” and the like. Irrespective of whether we are extroverted or introverted, we do not experience solitude in the same manner. Some say it does not exist, others that you get used to it. For […]

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