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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Peace Profound

Whether spoken to be heard or written to be read, the expression Peace Profound is much more than a simple polite letter-ending or fraternal greeting. It is a mystical invocation, the benefits of which are intended for the person whom we are addressing. The more we inwardly feel the essence and power of these two […]

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Working in Harmony with the Cosmic

Being appreciative of our relationship to the Cosmic and to all our friends should be a daily practice for each of us. We need to appreciate every element of our lives, even those things that are sometimes unpleasant. It’s from the unpleasant things, our difficulties and problems, that we learn life’s greatest lessons. It’s through […]

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A Right Time For Everything

The timeless teachings of the past tell us that there is a right time for everything. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. How helpful it would be if we could learn to recognise these “right times,” to set the timelines of our lives to coincide […]

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Building our tomorrow

We must never forget that we have many acquaintances but our real friends may be counted on the fingers of one hand. We must never forget that the Rosicrucian Order is, above all, our friend. It has brought us strength in the past, during difficult moments and today it gives us the same knowledge, the […]

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Realising our Divine Nature

As students on the Path, we often fail to realise just how far we have progressed in our journey on the path of perfection. All too often, we fail to realise just how great a change has taken place in our consciousness. This is because we judge ourselves from a personal standpoint, in terms of […]

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Ascending the Mountain

There is no need to remind students of Mysticism and esoteric philosophy that the greatest attainment and the highest illumination has always come to the spiritually minded when they have found opportunity to ascend the mountain of illumination and dwell in attunement with the Cosmic. Reference to the mountain and the ascension can be found […]

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Creating Your Future

There is undoubtedly a period in our lives when the past becomes a memory and the future looms as a serious question mark. We feel as though we are standing on the edge of a great abyss. As we face this wide chasm, it seems that nothing but a miracle will help us get across […]

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