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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

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

Second week before Christmas: on the twelve-step ladder we ascend until we reach the pinnacle of that which life is spent to build: the temple of perfected man

Second week before Christmas The Aquarian Gospel

 

One day as he was bringing forth the tools for work he said, these tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things were made of thought and where we build up character.

We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the way, and make the corners of our conduct square. We use the compass to draw circles round our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of righteousness. We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical. We use the hammer to drive home the truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part. We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the temple for the truth.

The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the mind. And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, faith, hope and love; on it we climb up to the dome of purity in life. And on the twelve-step ladder we ascend until we reach the pinnacle of that which life is spent to build: the temple of perfected man.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, chapter 20 : 12-21

Spiritual Pentecost, free online program starts at May 28 2017

Free online program, based on ‘The gospel of the holy twelve’ by Jasper Gideon Ouseley. Register for daily inspiration in the week before Pentecost.

  • 28-05 Letting spirit, soul and body become one
  • 29-05 Love for everything and everyone
  • 30-05 Partaking of the eternity
  • 31-05 Beholding the transfiguration
  • 01-06 Following and becoming the light of the world
  • 02-06 Self-initiation based on self-authority
  • 03-06 Being lifted into another realm
  • 04-07 Being filled with the holy spirit

Matheno’s lessons for John about the doctrine of universal law and the power of man to choose and to attain, Aquarian Gospel chapter 14

Aquarian Gospel 14Matheno 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