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Open conference 2018 ‘Mysteries of the Soul’ in London – November 15, 16, 17 – Golden Rosycross

 

Humanity en masse neglects the soul. Many problems we encounter are directly or indirectly the result of denying and ignoring this most essential aspect of ourself and our fellow human beings. There are many forces in the world that keep us away from caring for our soul.
Yet there is every reason for hope. During our recent era, the human personality has developed in such a way that the soul aspect has been awakened in many people and is indeed growing and becoming more active.
Do you know that you live on earth because you are Continue reading

Preface of the book ‘Mysteries and Symbols of the Soul’ by Doride Zelle

As human beings, we do not only live in an era of change but most notably also in a change of era. We find ourselves at the beginning of a 2160-year period that is known as the age of Aquarius or the Aquarius era. Consolidated structures are eroding, as new cosmic forces drive mankind towards consciousness and renewal. It concerns a development that is entirely in keeping with the divine plan. This development, this changing from a material to an etheric predominance, finds its purpose in building regeneration out of degeneration. Continue reading

Mary and Martha, symbols for contemplative and active life

Rembrandt, Christus bij Martha en Maria, 1669. Teylers Museum

Rembrandt, Christus bij Martha en Maria, 1669. Teylers Museum

The touch of the Holy Spirit, its radiative activity, leads the pupil right to the heart of real life, to an intense activity — for the salvation of one child of man means at the same time the calling and awakening of many others.

You will be on the path as soon as the Holy Spirit has touched you with its radiation-power, when you have become receptive to it and react to it. And if you do react, the result will always be that you are led away into the desert by the Holy Spirit. This means a task in one’s own being and a task in the world.  Continue reading

New free online-program October – December 2018: Mysteries of the soul – Becoming a spirit inspired person

20-10 Living from a sense of unity, spiritual text 1, reflection 1
27-10 Transcending dualities, spiritual text 2, reflection 2
03-11 Connecting the three aspects of the soul, spiritual text 3, reflection 3
10-11 Development in the four worlds, spiritual text 4reflection 4
17-11 Controlling the five states of mind
24-11 Renewal through the six emanations
01-12 Using the seven golden keys
08-12 Conveying the eightfold path
15-12 Working with the nine spiritual gifts

Humanity en masse neglects the soul. Many problems we encounter are directly or indirectly the result of denying and ignoring this most essential aspect of ourself and our fellow human beings. There are many forces in the world that keep us away from caring for our soul. 

Yet there is every reason for hope. During our recent era, the human personality has developed in such a way that the soul aspect has been awakened in many people and is indeed growing and becoming more active. Do you know that you live on earth because you are Continue reading

What is Initiation in gnostic sense?

By Initiation we understand the entrance, step by step, into the Hierarchy, and the sacramental sealing of powers and faculties pertaining to the original man, in the reborn, new man.

These powers and faculties, this new state-of-being, are preserved and guarded by the Hierarchy as mysteries. We shall divide them in seven aspects: Continue reading

Long quotations from ‘The admonition of the soul’ by Hermes Trismegistus’

You ought, o soul, to get sure knowledge
of your own being, and of its forms and aspects.
Do not think that any one of the things
of which you must seek to get knowledge
is outside of you;
no, all things that you ought to get knowledge of
are in your possession, and within you.
Beware then of being led into error
by seeking elsewhere the things which are in your possession.
Many men forget where these things are to be found,
and look for them outside themselves,
and are thereby led into error,
but afterwards remember, and become aware that these things are within them, and not outside of them.
The things of which you have to get knowledge exist Continue reading

The brazen and the fiery serpents of the staff of Mercury or the Caduceus replaced by the golden serpents of the tree of life

Each of you carries a serpent within your being. This serpent coils in and around your tree of life. The head of the beast is clearly visible to the ordinary physical vision. In the Holy Language the serpent is designated symbolically as ‘the brazen serpent’. It is your soul being, the radiation of your consciousness, the soul-potential filling your entire serpent-fire system, that is your head-spinal system. It is this brazen serpent that creeps over the earth with a deadly venom in its head.

Why is it referred to as a brazen serpent? The hebrew word ‘copper’ may also be translated as ‘serpent’. Then we must realize that copper — ergo the serpent — is a female principle. The Venus metal is copper. The generating principle, the female principle, lies in the soul, in the serpent-fire potential.

But the creative principle, the male soul-aspect lies in the same system. In every soul system, in every serpent-fire system there are two aspects, the brazen serpent and the fiery serpent, or respectively the female and the male aspect within us. Continue reading

Transfiguration: replacing the mortal man with the Spirit man — an excerpt from ‘Transfiguration’ by Catharose de Petri

Transfiguration is a gnostic method of accomplishing the endura, which is the process of completely replacing the mortal, separative, earth-born human being with the original, immortal, divine being — the true Spirit-Human-Being intended by the divine plan of creation.

It could be that some people cannot help feeling a sense of disappointment at this statement, because in a little corner of their minds they still harbour the thought that, through transfiguration, they might somehow be able to preserve their own selves. This is because they put their own interpretation on the words of Jesus the Lord, which they think mean: He who is willing to lose his life through the endura shall keep it through transfiguration. However, since transfiguration and the endura go hand in hand, what will be kept according to Jesus’ words cannot possi­bly involve any aspect of the dialectical being. Continue reading