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Spiritual Christmas online program: register for daily inspiration from 22-12 to 06-01 at www.spiritualtexts.academy

In the next holiday season, the successful free online program ‘Spiritual Christmas’ will be held for the second time. From December 22 to January 6 you can read or listen to chapters from The Aquarian Gospel and reflecions about them. All texts are published in the new book Spiritual Christmas – guiding hand for inner reflection an inspiration in the Christmas season . Register yourself and receive the daily e-mails with links tot the texts for free.

22-12 Preparing yourself
23-12 Recognizing the inner man in yourself
24-12 Making your paths straight
25-12 Giving birth to the divine being in yourself
26-12 In this sign you will conquer
27-12 Your magic gifts
28-12 Overcoming resistances
29-12 Your assignment in life
30-12 Looking back at the past
31-12 Taking leave of your teachers
01-01 Unfolding your talents
02-01 The hidden treasures in your heart
03-01 Attention for your inner development
04-01 Awakening of the spirit-consciousness within you
05-01 Seven fundamental principles for your life
06-01 The descent of the Holy Breath

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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

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

Spirit and Holy Spirit — an extract from ‘The Seal of Renewal’ by Cathatrose de Petri

In the first chapter of the gospel according to John (1:32-34) we read:

“And John bore witness, saying: I saw the Spirit descending as a dove from Heaven and it remained on Him. I myself did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

In these words you will notice that a distinction is made between Spirit and Holy Spirit. Spirit becomes Holy Spirit only when it can descend upon a human being and remain upon him. This is an exceedingly instructive and remarkable evangelical fact and it is completely endorsed by the modern universal doctrine. Continue reading

Preface from the book ‘Spiritual Easter and Pentecost’ by Doride Zelle

This book which elaborates on the inner meaning of Easter and Pentecost is the sequel to the book Spiritual Christmas. The books were compiled in response to the wish of many to provide the online programmes Spiritual Christmas, Spiritual Easter and Spiritual Pentecost as printed book as well. Together both books provide a clear gnostic vision on how to become a true human being as seen from the perspective of

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The cross of light – introduction from the book ‘Spiritual Easter and Pentecost’ by Daniël van Egmond

Easter should actually be celebrated around the spring equinox. Between 21 and 23 March, the light of the day is exactly in balance with the darkness of the night. But because the determination of the exact day of this festival is based on the lunar calendar of the pre-Christian Jewish tradition – the first Sunday on or after the equinox on which it is full moon – Easter is often celebrated many days after the equinox. Nevertheless, its spiritual meaning is closely linked to the symbolism of this balance between day and night. The night symbolizes our daily life: as long as Continue reading

Short quotes from the gospel of the Holy Twelve for the book ‘Spiritual Easter and Pentecost’

Sunday before Easter
Blessed be the Kingdom of our ancestor David, and blessed be thou that comes in the name of the Highest.
The gospel of the Holy Twelve 67:5

Monday before Easter
Even among the prophets and those who have keen initiated into the Christhood, the word of error has been found. But there are Continue reading

New book: Spiritual Christmas – guiding hand for inner reflection and inspiration in the Christmas season. Free download.

Spiritual Christmas bookIn November 2016 the book ‘Spiritual Christmas – guiding hand for inner reflection and inspiritation during the Christmas season’, was published’ by Rozekruis Pers, Haarlem, the Netherlands. It is the English translation of the Dutch book ‘Spirituele Kerst’ by André de Boer and Tanja Rozema.

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to focus on the things that really matter in life. During this dark time of year we receive an ideal opportunity for inspiration and renewal. So why not take some time for reflection and
inspiration during the season of the Holy Nights and the Holy Days?

Countless people have preceded you and experienced its beneficial influence. From December 22nd to January 6th, allow yourself to strengthen the foundations of your inner development by reading a narrative from The Aquarian Gospel every eveninthe next morning, the reflection based on it.

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First week before Christmas: Man is the truth and falsehood strangely mixed

Spiritual Christmas The Aquarian Gospel 22

 

One day as Jesus and Lamaas walked alone in plaza Jagannath, Lamaas said, my Jewish master, what is truth?

And Jesus said, truth is the only thing that changes not. In all the world there are two things; the one is truth; the other falsehood is; and truth is that which is, and falsehood that which seems to be. Now truth is aught, and has Continue reading

The wonder of the light-birth, introduction from Daniël van Egmond from the book ‘Spiritual Christmas’

Spiritual Christmas Daniel van EgmondDuring the autumn equinox light and darkness are precisely in balance with each other. Subsequently the influence of the darkness begins to increase more and more as the power of the light is fading. The darkness is the deepest around Christmas and we can only wait in confidence until the light is born again. That is how people of yore experienced the alternation and struggle between the light and the darkness in their own lives.

Before villages and towns were bathed in electric light, the increasing darkness was almost tangible to the inhabitants and they could not help but eagerly await the new light. They heard stories about the miraculous birth that took place in this darkness in the distant past: God’s son was born in a hidden place in order to liberate humanity from the darkness. The light that would soon become stronger again was a sign of this birth. It was not only an external light but could also be experienced as an inner light that pierced the darkness of everyday life. Continue reading