19 May 2013
This is what the masses of humanity believe to be true:
"I am a body with a soul. If I believe in a particular "god" and follow a particular doctrine, then when I die my soul will leave the body and travel to "heaven" where I will be with Jesus or Buddha or Moses or seventy-two virgins or whatever my earthly religion has indoctrinated me to expect to find on the other side".
The foregoing is categorically incorrect. Here's another one:
"I am a body with an immortal soul. The purpose of life is to improve the quality of my soul until someday, I reach 'Nirvana'. I do not know what Nirvana even means. I think it means bliss. This process of soul-growth may take many lives to compete. I, me, will continue to repeatedly return to earth-life until I have reached the required level of soul-growth at which point I will travel to 'Nirvana'."
Wrong again. I won't even bother to get into the ridiculous confusion of the atheist.
Now, for the truth about what is happening here:
You are a temporary, emergency-order being, no more and no less. It is the microcosm that is immortal but stranded here on the physical plane. You are "born" as a personality into the material-sphere and mated with a microcosm in the hope that you will somehow, through diligent seeking, find the Key to the Mystery and awaken the divine part of you that is not of the earth-plane. That divine part of you is the Spirit-spark atom positioned in the center of the microcosm. The location of this Divine Nucleus corresponds roughly to the area of the upper right ventricle of the physical heart. It can only be awakened by the touch of a like-vibration. This divine vibration is called Gnosis.
Your "soul" is a mortal soul. It gradually dissolves after death. As for "spirit"? You have no spirit. Correction. Your "spirit" is currently disconnected from your earthly vehicles. You have no contact with "spirit".
The purpose of your life, the One Goal, is to purify and renew the soul so that Spirit can enter and re-unite with it. When the Spirit-Soul has been restored, the physical body can then undergo transfiguration. The old "you", the material-sphere human-being is effectively replaced and absorbed by the Other One, the divine True Human Being. The Tri-Unity of Spirit-Soul-Body will have been restored.
Consciousness will expand to encompass planes of existence currently undetectable to you. As a divine True Human Being, united with Spirit (which is of God) you will become an instrumentarium for carrying out the will of God on the material plane. Immortality will be restored.
This is the glorious destiny of man. It does not take lifetimes to achieve. It can be achieved in one short lifetime if the temporary, emergency-order human-being gains insight into his condition, discovers The Path and sincerely begins to yearn for Liberation. At that point, contact can be made between the Divine-Spark and the power of the Gnosis. From there, the human-being must undergo the endura, a surrendering of the self. Once the "I" and its selfish desires have been neutralized, the candidate will have to begin living with a new attitude to life. A life characterized by Unselfishness, Giving and Service. As the candidate persists in this Quest, living out of the New Field of Life, at a given moment he will no longer be of the earth, earthly. He or she will be in the world, but no longer of the world.
This is the Purpose for which you were "born". To pursue any other goal aside from Liberation will result in a failed incarnation and the dissolution of "you". Your microcosm will be emptied and in a few hundred years be made to return to physical life again to unite with a new temporary, emergency-order personality (which will not be "you"). This new personality will attempt to obtain for the microcosm the One Goal that you and umpteen other personalities before you failed to reach.
The only way to escape the "second death" (the dissolution of the remaining personality vehicles after the death of the physical body) and retain the "you-that-you-are" is to follow The Path of Liberation to a successful conclusion. Upon transfiguration, which is the culmination of the fivefold Gnostic process of Rebirth, the you-that-you-are will be merged with the Glorified Personality that will have been re-born through your efforts during this incarnation. Your consciousness will merge with a Greater Consciousness. Your eyes shall be opened.
Therefore, do not waste this valuable incarnation partaking in foolishness and chasing earthly desires. These things are a chimera, illusions that will fade into nothingness. You are not here to "enjoy life", "have fun", "be happy", get rich, be famous, partake in myriad pleasures, copulate excessively, indulge fetishes and compulsions, etc. You are here on a cosmic rescue mission. You are here to liberate your microcosm from its eternal prison. By doing so, you shall also liberate yourself and fulfill the Divine Plan of the Logos.
You can no longer say that "no one told me". It has now been revealed to you. Do not hesitate. Enough time has been wasted. Start today.
18 May 2013
Nevertheless, everyone has a "black king" with him, as a result of his karma and his parentage. Every human-being will need to take this fact into consideration. That is why, as we have seen, The Alchemical Wedding draws our attention to the presence of this black king. And we understand now that the first task is to bring together in our system all the elements necessary for the success of the alchemical wedding.
Then the great battle has to begin. Only then can The Great Work begin in reality. If one is able to begin this battle while young, it is of the greatest importance. So what a privilege it is for a child to have parents who understand all this and adapt their actions accordingly. Seen in this light, parenthood is a great privilege, a glorious task and a high vocation.
It is so very important to guide children into the sphere of the One True Human Calling. If, early in life, you give the child's pineal eyes the opportunity to absorb the mental attitude of a gnostic attitude to life, you will be teaching him to direct himself towards following The Path, and he or she will do this quite naturally, from within. And by so doing, you will quickly activate the faculties of the pineal gland mentioned above. Then, when the child reaches adulthood, he will have no difficulty at all in understanding mentally matters concerning The Path, not as lessons he has learned, but as self-evident truths. For through the crystal property of the pineal eyes a vital force is emanated which influences the entire being. This force will drive both body and soul in the same direction.
But this wonderful structure can also be mis-used and the pineal faculty dis-organized by various systems of education adapted to the concerns of the nature-of-death. If the pineal glands of the very many children who are harmed by such education are not nevertheless touched by something of the Original kundalini-fire, so that a few of the pineal eyes are affected, escape from imprisonment in the nature-of-death is out of the question. And even then, a far greater struggle to reach Liberation awaits them.
We would also like to mention the danger associated with the adoption of certain thinking habits. Many people maintain a thought-life which consists partly of fantasizing and for the rest is based on an incorrect attitude to life and on negativity. If such a wrong thought-life is maintained long enough, compulsive thought processes will develop which are often so strong that closely concealed thoughts drive one to evil practices or even a total inability to act.
Now that we have said all this, the meaning of he strange statues mentioned in the text will be clear. These statues moved as if they were alive and their appearance was fantastic. Every human-being has such a gallery of images stored in the pineal granules, and is frequently victimized by them. A rigid, inflexible mentality is always to be accounted for by such images. Only in a few cases does one benefit from them, when during childhood one's thought-life develops in such a way that body and soul spontaneously enter the Great Process of Liberation. But in many cases this gallery of images only means a thought-life, an "I"-life, incapable of making body and soul follow the liberating Path, or which leads to a state of total passivity. That is why very strange things are enacted in and by this fantastic gallery of images, sometimes so strange that we understand C.R.C. when he says he cannot possibly mention them all.
We hope that by saying all this we have alerted you fully with regard to the wonderful instrumentarium in your head sanctuary, of which you know so very little but which in fact requires your vigilance from second-to-second.
Therefore: be -- and remain -- watchful!
From "The Moving Statues" The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross, Vol I - JVR
Teach Your Children.
Control Thy Thoughts.
17 May 2013
To understand you will first need to know that the exterior of the pineal gland is covered with a granular, sand-like layer. These "grains of sand" are minuscule, so tiny that the pineal gland -- which itself is no larger than a pea -- has hundreds of them on its surface. The interior of the pineal gland consists partly of grains of a yellow or gold-like, glowing substance. These grains are larger than those on the outside. This "sand" on the outside of the pineal gland is not found in very small children, but it occurs in large quantities in young people in the prime of life. During growth from youth to adulthood, the number of grains constantly increases until a certain age, after which they gradually disappear.
Through a variety of experiments, physiologists have discovered that esotericists are right to claim that these "grains of sand" in the pineal system have a very important function, for they are involved in the thinking processes and also in memory and intelligence . These things have been investigated particularly during recent years, and no doubt you will be able to find out more from the literature published on the subject. For instance, it has been found that if there are insufficient granules on the surface of the pineal gland, the thinking processes are seriously obstructed or sometimes even entirely prevented.
The golden, luminescent granules both within and on the exterior of the pineal gland, can be compared with minuscule gemstones or crystals. They have a wonderful function. Whenever a thought arises in the brain as a result of a perception, an experience, or some other occurrence, this activity is absorbed by one of the exterior pineal crystals, retained and reflected to the interior of the pineal gland. But the crystal also reflects back the absorbed thought-image, sending it in various directions. So it is as if the pineal gland is covered with countless tiny eyes which receive thoughts and retain, reflect and radiate them. This small organ therefore, has an enormous radius of action.
The granules inside the pineal gland are crystals which have to do with the hereditary and karmic condition of the person concerned. So on the one hand, the pineal gland is influenced by the parents and the ancestors -- hence by hereditary factors -- and on the other hand by the auric sphere of the microcosm -- hence by karmic factors. The sum of these influences determine the quality of the pineal gland as an organ of perception and assimilation. The quality of the pineal gland will therefore demonstrate these two distinct aspects in the great majority of people.
On this basis, the crystals on the exterior of the organ are formed. These crystals correspond with various part of the bain and with the chakra system in the body as a whole. So the radiations of these crystals arouse a related activity throughout the bodily system, and naturally, the nerve-ether will be in harmony with this.
Besides its karmic and hereditary disposition, the child's pineal gland also possess a greater or lesser fundamental receptivity to the Light-power of the Gnosis. It is even possible for such crystals to be present in the pineal gland at birth. This clearly indicates the incalculable value of a positive and correct way of life on the part of the parents during the pre-natal state.
End Part I
From "The Moving Statues" The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross, Vol I - JVR
The pineal gland is man's "third eye". Once active in ages and times past, it is now dormant. It is a crystalline structure, and, as you may or may not know, crystals are excellent receivers and transmitters (see: the radio). Within this tiny organ lies great potentiality. It is what makes multi-dimensional consciousness possible -- if it can be awakened in the proper manner.
By awakening, we are not speaking of the exercises advanced by certain occult groups. This will only lead to a negative sensitivity. The entity must follow the Path, in true self-surrender, in order to attract the pure vibrations that are required to awaken this powerful organ of perception.
09 May 2013
If you are a candidate on the Path, we can describe your situation as follows:
Firstly, you know about the Path
Secondly, you are interested in the Path and have set your heart on it
Thirdly, as a result, you have been taken up into a gnostic Living Body
Fourthly, you are therefore subject to an intense radiation emanating from it.
Fifthly, on the one hand, you are standing in the midst of the nature-of-death and its influences, while on the other you are experiencing the radiations of the Gnosis.
Sixthly, it is a fact that the world's atmosphere is becoming increasingly evil and full of misery, while at the same time the influence of the Gnosis, which manifests itself in you in the Living Body, is growing in intensity.
Seventhly, you are therefore bearing a twofold burden and it is as if you are being torn limb from limb. On the one hand there is the nature-of death, on the other, the influence of the Living Body of the Gnosis.
You are being torn apart, and that is something no one can endure for long, unless you actually walk the Path you know so well in theory, taking all the consequences into consideration. Please understand what we are saying. We are not trying to blame you in any way. We only mean to draw your attention to a factual state which has existed until now, either wholly or in part. What is required now? What is necessary is that you begin immediately to experience the Path, and to walk it with the greatest possible speed. What you need is to throw yourself into the actuality of pupilship. You need to experience the Path. You need to realize your pupilship, immediately, positively.
Do you realize, in view of the facts we have mentioned, that many are teetering on the brink of an abyss? That is why, in view of the extremely rapid unfoldment of the course of world events, it is high time that you intervened radically in your own state-of-being. In everything in which you still remain on the negative side of things, you ought to intervene before it is no longer possible to do so.
You know the way. You are familiar with the method. At the same time, the power to break through is at your disposal. Why are you sighing then?
There is nothing to sigh about, because hands are outstretched in the thousands to lift you out of the morass. But if you don't take hold of the outstretched hand, how can you ever be helped?
"The Delusory Goodness of Evil" - The Egyptian Arch-Gnosis, Vol III - J. Van Rijckenborgh
Get to it.
Don't talk about it...be about it.
08 May 2013
It is necessary to place these words in the living present. By now you will no doubt agree with us that The Good is not to be found in this world and that life is nothing but trouble and sorrow, that pain and grief are man's lot. But there are optimists as well as pessimists, cheerful people as well as prophets of doom.
There are those who accept life as it is. There are also those who struggle hopelessly against it. There are those who worry all the time, and those who are quite content. But virtually all know in their heart of hearts that, if it comes to the crunch, the 'good' they are searching for or think they have found is a shadow, an unreality. And even if that knowledge is not present, there are still feelings of doubt from time to time, and quite so often disappointments, too. For the 'good' turns out to be not so 'good' after all, but only a greater or smaller part of evil.
You will understand though, that what we have said does not apply to life-spark entities, who have no awareness of these things. They are just like animals and do not have an inner life.
Now if you are a pupil of the young Gnosis, take a look at yourself. Great opportunities are available to you, because you participate in the Living Body of the School. However, we would like to ask: 'Are you happy at this moment? Have you raised yourself above the level of grief and pain? Have you freed yourself from sorrow and suffering? Has sorrow gone from you? Do you stand, morning, noon and night, in the joy of the children of God? Is it not so that your course through life, particularly in these times, is very burdensome? Could it not be said that you are enmeshed in problems without number and that you have a thousand-and-one worries? What is the cause of all this?
Have you every noticed that many people complain of ill health? This is often true of pupils of the School. Many do not look well. The main complaint is tiredness. One has the impression that many experience these difficulties because of long periods of stress without sufficient rest. The diet of most pupils, too, is far from ideal.
This is a symptom of our times. All over the world, in fact, this general deterioration can be observed. The state we have entered into now was predicted several years ago. Pupils were warned about it again and again.
Why were they warned? What can one do about it? As nature-born human-beings aren't we all threatened by the same dangers?
No, you were warned repeatedly because there is something you can do about it! But one of the difficulties of these times is that people do not listen well and understand so poorly. More over, people forget very quickly. Everything we are telling you today, you could well have forgotten entirely by tomorrow, not intentionally, not because you are primitive, but because what you hear, you repress!
The atmosphere in which we live has changed. The Great Game is being played! You observe how world events are affected by the Great Game, how they correspond to the unmasking*. But do you observe how the Great Game has already begun with respect to you?
A general sickening, weakening and poisoning of all mankind has begun. We announced this well beforehand, so that you would not be victimized by it. All those complaints show that all are being swept along in the mighty current of destruction. Coughing and sneezing, anemic and laden with all kinds of symptoms we are carried along by the current, unable to resist. Uneasiness and despondency prevail wherever you look. People are asking themselves: 'Where is this all going to lead? What is going on?'
The tenth book of Hermes provides us with an opportunity to give an objective answer to these questions: the human-being of this world is unable to perceive! What the eyes see, as Hermes says, are only chimera and shadows of the lower nature.
How so? On account of your head sanctuary. On account of your sensory faculties. The entire head sanctuary of the nature-born human-being is attuned to the nature-of-death, His sensory faculties, whether coarse or refined, are attuned to duality, to ordinary nature. This state-of-consciousness is forever unsuited to perceive The Only Good; The Only Good that, at the very least, is the Living Soul-state's condition of existence. That which most closely approaches the essence of The Good is hidden from our eyes. The most Mighty, the most Glorious, entirely eludes the centers of consciousness, the sensory organs of the head sanctuary.
The Good, The Only Good, is not to be found in this world. The radiation of The Good, however, the universal Seven-Spirit, is nevertheless omnipresent. And you can participate in this radiation. In that lies the possibility of ascent. But it is not enough simply to know this; that would mean only that you have grasped it intellectually. As long as this knowledge remains mere intellectual cognizance, it will do you no good.
"The Delusory Goodness of Evil" - The Egyptian Arch-Gnosis, Vol. III - J. van Rijckenborgh