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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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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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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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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