In 1959 mr. C.G. Stratman asked these questions in a letter to Mikhail Naimy, author of the book of Mirdad that was published in English 1948. This Dutchman took care of the publications of the School of the golden rosycross at that time. In a letter of october 24, Naimy wrote to Stratman:
You are right in thinking that the names in the Book are not wirthout meanings charateristic of their beares. In concocting them I had a threefold piurpose in mind:
to have them sonorous and easily pronounced in any language
to give them a touch of antiquity without identifying wirth any particular era, or race
to make each name characteristic of its bearer.
MIRDAD is taken from an Arabic root that meas “to return”/ He is the man that comes back again and again. An avatar.
SHAMADFAM is compunded of two englisch words: Sham – Adam, the false man.
MICAYON is constructed after the jewisch name Mi-kha-il, or Mi-cha-el. Me meaning He Who Is; cha, meaning Like; il, or el, meaning God – He who is Like God; Ayon, being a Poenician deity.
MICASTER – the star-like.
ZAMORA – from an Arabic root denoting blowing of a musical instrument.
BENNOON – The sun of the Noon; noon being the letter of the Arabic alphabeth written in from a cresent with a dot inside. It fits a judge and a logician.
HIMBAL – suggestive of BAAL, the ido, and idol worship.
NARONDA – just a sonorous name suggestive of truth, honesty and devotion
ABIMAR – also chosen for its melodiousness; MAR being suggestive of “marring” or distrust
20-03 Sunday before Easter, The passage
21-03 Monday before Easter, Passing through the gate
22-03 Tuesday before Easter, The mystery of life and death
23-03 Wednesday before Easter, The cleansing of the inner temple
24-03 Thursday before Easter, Surrendering to your inner master
25-03 Friday before Easter, Showing new inner strength
26-03 Saturday before Easter, The crucial victory over yourself
27-03 Sunday before Easter, Liberation of the inner being
Srî S’uka said: ‘Then there was the supremely auspicious hour that, with the constellation of Rohinî rising, was endowed with all qualities. All the stars and planets stood in a favorable position. There was peace all around, all the stars twinkled in the sky and the cities, towns, pasturing grounds and mines were at their best.
With the rivers crystal clear and the lakes beautiful with lotuses, with Continue reading →
Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman,and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.Continue reading →
There was in Kapilavatthu a Sakya king, strong of purpose and reverenced by all men, a descendant of the Okkakas, who call themselves Gotama, and his name was Suddhodana or Pure-Rice. His wife Maya-devi was beautiful as the water-lily and pure in mind as the lotus.
As the Queen of Heaven, she lived on earth, untainted by desire, and immaculate.
Matheno and his pupil, John, were talking of the sacred books of olden times, and of the golden precepts they contained, and John exclaimed, these golden precepts are sublime; what need have we of other sacred books?
Matheno said, the Spirit of the Holy One cause every thing to come and go in proper time.The sun has his own time to set, the moon to rise, to wax and wane, the stars to come and go, the rain to fall, the winds to blow; the seed times and Continue reading →
The way that can be told is not the eternal way.
The word that can be spoken is not the eternal Word.
Unnamed, It is the source of heaven and earth.
Named, It is the mother of all things.
He who is ever without desires sees Its spirtual essence
He who is ever under desires sees only Its limits.
These two, differing in name, are the Continue reading →