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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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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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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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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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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Seeking Cosmic Consciousness: 3 ways to reconnect

People for centuries have spoken of the existence of a profoundly spiritual experience known as Cosmic Consciousness. This can be described as a higher level of level of awareness and consciousness, and some describe it as the experience of ‘knowing God’. Its essence cannot really be captured in words, but some of those who have […]

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