Blame it on Karma?

Karma has been defined as the law of cause and effect. The word is Sanskrit in origin and literally means “deed,” or “to do.” Applied to our lives, our thoughts, actions, and deeds, are karmic causes which set into motion certain circumstances, which in turn produce resulting effects in our lives. With these thoughts in […]

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Overcoming Fear with Love

Looking back through history, one of the most prominent facts which stands out to me is that in one form or another, humanity has been ruled by fear. Both church and state have controlled people by fear. Fear of punishment—whether it be in cell or gallows, or in the vividly imagined fiery hells of damnation—was […]

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Our Intuition

Intuition is a condition or power little understood. It is often relegated to the category of superstition. Empirical science, for example, could never agree to grant credibility to the use of intuition. Many of us will use expressions like “gut feeling” or  “a woman’s intuition” without giving a serious thought to the possibility that there may […]

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The Obscure Night

There is not one single Avatar, Messiah, Master, or Prophet who has not alluded to a period of great confusion which, at one time or another during his or her quest, every Seeker must confront and, if possible, overcome. I expressly say “if possible,” for it may happen that the Obscure Night will prevent us […]

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As within, so without

As student of mysticism, we know that the mind within has a profound effect on our circumstances without. Whatever the outward circumstances, the material expression is only a re­flection of some belief or concept that was first within the mind. The kind of body you have, the kind of home you live in, the type […]

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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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