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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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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Whispers from One’s Higher Self

We each possess an inherent guidance system made up of gentle impulses from within, such as intuition, an Inner Voice, dream messages and synchronicities. These inner and outer communications are said to originate from one’s Higher Self. The Higher Self is the pure Self at the core of one’s being. It is the true centre […]

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Practical applications of Mysticism

In discussing the subject of mysti­cism, certain questions immediately arise: How do we define mysticism? What is its meaning? How is a mystical philosophy ap­plied in life? Mysticism is simply the awakening of the self to a consciousness of a divine reality. The self for the first time becomes aware of Cosmic beauty in contrast […]

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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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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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The Influence of the Mystical Life

We are all influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Our environment, which we ourselves have helped to create, has had much effect upon us all, but the greatest influence is through our own thoughts and conduct. What we think and what we do makes us what […]

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Loneliness and the spiritual path

There are times in life when friends and family may surround us and yet we still feel so very much alone. At other times, we are lonely because we live alone and spend a lot of time on our own. One form of loneliness is circumstantial, in which, for a variety of reasons, many people […]

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