The Consciousness of Love

Within each of us there is considerably more than complex chemistry. There is more than mechanistic existence, more than the need, wish, or “instinct” to survive. No one desires to merely exist in a psychic vacuum. We wish to survive for something. What person would be happy spending the rest of his or her days, […]

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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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A Path

Of all that I’ve learnt, that which I really know doesn’t come from what I accumulated in my brain, but from the most profound depths of myself, during the short or long moments of pure silence. Those moments where all is quiet in oneself, where it seems we’re enveloped by an ethereal veil, and where […]

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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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