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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Order is the way to Freedom

When people use the word ‘order’, they often misunderstand its meaning and regularly confuse it with the idea of constraint or inhibition. For some people, order suggests a rigid and fixed state of affairs which prevents any kind of spontaneity, creativity or innovation. But nothing could be further from the truth. If we take time […]

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Humanity

Our vision of the world is very often narrow. We call ourselves Europeans, Africans, Americans, Asians, etc., while we are all members of the same humanity. This notion of humanity has always been an abstract concept. According to history, it is referred to as the gathering of all humans. Victor Hugo imagined it as “radiant […]

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What is a Master?

The concept of a cosmic master was popularised towards the end of the 19th Century by the Theosophical Society under H.P. Blavatsky. Another book, The Mahatma Letters by A.P. Sinnett, also a member of the Society, created an image of superhuman beings in the minds of generations of members of the Society, and these perceptions […]

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Prayer

Prayer is an integral part of spiritual technique and is rooted in the desire to raise one’s soul toward the Divinity. If the process of prayer is set into motion by the culmination of various oral or mental formulas expressing a feeling of the soul, it seems possible to apply the Law of the Triangle […]

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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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The Law of Change

Once in Persia reigned a king, Who upon his signet ring Graved a maxim true and wise, Which, if held before his eyes, Gave him counsel at a glance Fit for any change or chance; Solemn words, and these are they: “Even this shall pass away.” (Theodore Tilton, 1835-1907) As we pass through life and […]

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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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Finding Personal Peace

The problem of attaining peace or inner harmony in these modern times is becoming increasingly difficult. People are exposed to the impact of distressing news, much of which is fraught with danger. Many of the statements of commentators, news analysts, editors and the like, even if not always deliberately so, can still keep us apprehensive, […]

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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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