Esoteric Alchemy – Transformation of Self – Manly Hall

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Musings …

“As mystics throughout time have found, the road to discovery, to peace and enlightenment is a journey into Self. There is more to our conscious being than we realize and it is from within that we find the keys that unlock our inner wisdom. It is from within that we can connect with the source of knowledge that lies beyond the limits of our five senses.”  – Rosicrucian Manuscript

Contemplation – by Abcedarian Mathematics

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Those that hate on the greatness of others often prevent the potential manifestation of their own greatness. Help build up your brothers and sisters in developing their own greatness and don’t forget to develop your own greatness in the process as well. Those that are quick to judge other’s journeys, often have their own shadow work to face before they are able to transmute their own lead to gold. Mind your own garden for flowers before you look for weeds in other people’s gardens.

For peace of mind, we must work on ourselves within the framework of Knowledge of Self. No outside force or outside person is more important. Love yourself before you attempt to help others. Cultivating one’s Heart Space helps the community by raising the bliss charged vibrations within the collective body of mankind. Low frequency vibrations of fear, anger and ignorance give way to the power of unconditional love and compassion. Be happy and find your joy.

Our Journey Into Self Begins With Joining Us

From childhood, we begin hiding our inner self away. We learn to adapt and survive in the outside world. Our families and peers teach us socially acceptable behavior. Our educational system teaches us the technical and social skills we need to sustain a material life. As adults, we are thrust into a society geared towards materialism and maintaining the status quo.

Rarely, especially in the early formative years, are we taught inner development; with an emphasis on intuition, the subconscious mind, independent thinking, self esteem, self-confidence, psychic or inner spiritual growth.

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Is it any wonder the Inner Self becomes lost in the business of the outer world?

Yet, despite all this, the inner self does remain alive in everyone and many are ready to heed its call. That is why the mystical traditions exist today and have for centuries, offering people a way to realize their own infinitely powerful and divine nature.

Mysticism teaches cosmic laws and principles by which we are brought into closer consciousness of our divine power. The mystical experience of union with the One imposes upon the mystic a moral obligation — to use this knowledge for the welfare of others.”  — Rosicrucian Manuscript

 

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Reflections …

“Mysticism teaches cosmic laws and principles by which we are brought into closer consciousness of our divine power. The mystical experience of union with the One imposes upon the mystic a moral obligation — to use this knowledge for the welfare of others.”  — Rosicrucian Manuscript

On The Great Work ..

“There are many names for the source of knowledge—the Absolute, the Cosmic, God, the Divine Spirit, the Transcendent —yet the concept is one; it is the Universal Manifestation, the Spiritual Essence, that pervades all things. And it is this entity, this Universal Oneness, that the mystic seeks to know.”

— Rosicrucian Manuscript

The Path of Initiation: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition – Gnosis Denver

Gnosis is a cosmic teaching that aims to restore in each one of us the ability to live consciously and intelligently. One of the fundamental principles of Gnosis is that all Religions teach the same thing, they teach the Path to return to God (the Authentic Path of Initiation). And this path is present in the Kabalah and in the Tarot plates as well. God, for the Gnostic, is something which exists within, that every human being can connect with and access if they learn the methods to do so.

Something that we need to understand is that Kabalah and Tarot cards are not a game. They are a Symbolic representation of the Cosmic Science (the Science of the Union with God) which allows us to grasp the universe and our place in it. The Cosmic Science teaches us the path which will end all suffering. When we apply this Science to our lives, we can escape the laws of Evolution and become something like a Super-Man or Super-Woman.

But in order to do this, we must be serious about the work that is necessary on the Path to return to God (the Path of Authentic Initiation). This work is synthesized into the 3 Factors or the 3 Keys of the Revolution of the Consciousness:  Death, Birth and Sacrifice.

Source: The Path of Initiation: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition – Gnosis Denver

THE GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: The Secrets of a Neophyte

In the ceremony of Reception, the candidate is instructed in the secrets of the Neophyte grade. These are the modes of recognition present in most mundane organizations and societies, as well as to other esoteric orders of this nature. It is common for students of the Order to spend much time studying other features of the basic rudiments of Occult science, and neglect the grip and word as mere `claptrap`not worthy of attention. Any attempt given to understanding the import of these symbols is not a wasted effort by any means, for they are in fact of great importance. Even a small amount of study by the new Neophyte magician will reveal why these are indeed considered to be `the secrets of the grade`.

Source: THE GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: The Secrets of a Neophyte