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              Rosicrucian                                                                                                                 December, 2002

NEWSLETTERS

We are associated with The Rosicrucian Fellowship, Oceanside - California  

 

"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”.

  Mark 16:15

                                                                                         

We need to be born again and also to be renewed constantly in all the parts of our being. It is through the teachings of the higher beings, when we put them into practice, that we may learn to transmute and bring - for instance - our bodies to a higher octave in the way of development.

We may take for example our physical body, which is the temple of God and bring it through proper care to a state of youth which is the expression of the spirit within.

 We can transform our egoism by learning to give and to love unconditionally. We can transmute our sexual energy, in the sense that we conduct this power to our higher centers. We can transmute our consciousness by trying constantly to be present in the moment and by perceiving ourselves and our environment with attention. We can transmute our thoughts and words by using them positively and properly. We are able to transmute our emotions until we feel only the goodness of God,etc. It is possible to transmute our senses by focussing our attention and concentration to the things we hear, see and perceive…Likewise it is with the transmutation of all and everything.

It is an ancient and sacred Rosicrucian thought: “Ex Deo nascimur! In Christo morimur! Per Spiritum Sanctum reviviscimus! Which means that we are born from God, and that we “die” in the light of Christ. In the light of truth, the little self is dissolved, because it has been transmuted into gold and through the Holy Spirit in us we are reborn to a new life.

The Holy Spirit can be comprehended also as the spiritual music through which a conscious contact with God is possible. Transmutation is possible through our conscious efforts and through the grace of God. It is our wish and our prayer, that we all may be reborn in Christ this Christmas, until time shall be no more.

 

 

 

 

A summary from the Rosicrucian-International-European-Meeting

 

Taking a step forward towards human brotherhood a successful Rosicrucian-International-European-Meeting took place in Madrid from August 8th to 11th in a very nice hotel near the airport. There were about 45 participants from different parts of Europe and representants from various continents of the World. “We are an aquarian force” was the motto of the meeting, in which an atmosphere of  peace, love and cooperation was felt.

All participants worked in groups in order to share and increase the insights and knowledge about the theme of this meeting: the Aquarian age. Afterwards the participants met to share a general summary in which the groups exposed their work. There was time for the Morning and Evening-services, for personal contacts and also free time which many people used to get to know Madrid or Toledo. In one night a cultural event took place in which some gifts were presented and many participants showed their arts. We announce to you that the next International-Meeting will take place in France.

 

 

 

Excerpts from "The Rosicrucian Christianity Lectures” page 247, and “Occult Principles of Health and Healing” page 57, 81 by Max Heindel:

 

Until the Christ life illumines us from within we do not comprehend, neither do we follow, the laws of Nature, and consequently we contract diseases by our ignorant contravention of these laws …. it is necessary that the gospel of Christ should be preached; that every one of us should learn to love our God with our whole heart and our whole soul and our brother as ourselves, for all our trouble in the world, whether we recognize it or not, comes from the one great fact of our selfishness. In every case selfishness is the prime cause of all diseases; selfishness is the supreme beseting sin of ignorance.

As time goes on and the Christ by His beneficent ministration attracts more and more of the interplanetary ether to the Earth, thus making its vital body more luminous, we shall be walking in a sea of light, and when we learn to forsake our ways of selfishness and egotism through the constant contact with these beneficent Christ vibrations, we shall also become luminous.

Only by the power of the Life Spirit can the national tendency be overcome and a universal brotherhood of man become a fact. The vehicles pertaining to the World of Thought, the Ego, and the mind, make for separateness. They have that for their characteristic. But the Life Spirit is the unifying principle of the universe, and therefore Christ is the only one fitted to bring about brotherhood.

 

 

 

 

An ancient story:

 

Once Sharaf had a strange dream. He saw himself struggling through a jungle, walking up a winded small path while cutting away the wildly spreading plants. A little higher above he came to a small door. The door was almost half as large as he was. On the door was written "I". He bowed and went through. Darkness surrounded him, but he felt no fear and so he went further. Step by step the darkness turned into a dim, dense fog and that typical smell of humid air was around him. As he went further he reached a lake. He joyfully went into the very transparent water and floated in it, breathed in it and felt himself completely sheltered by it. Then the water disappeared and a beautiful scenery of vivid nature unfolded before his eyes. Colourful birds flew majestically above him and the music of bird-songs and the sound of bubbling water filled the air. Fresh clear waterfalls nourished this land and the ways led to a white castle which welcomed him in his own home. He sensed himself deeply bound with all the creatures and plants, for he knew that all was within himself, his inner world of beauty and variety. A few times a wild lion appeared to harm him but it wasn't able to. So, deliberately and filled with an inner hopeful certitude, Sharaf continued the path in order to reach the promising castle. After a while an old bent woman with a load of wood on her shoulders approached him. From her an aura of wisdom and knowledge was going out. Sharaf asked her which way he should go, for he thought by himself: "When you meet a wise person don't let pass this great possibility". To his astonishment and almost fright she turned to a small decayed building among the trees and with the words: "Go there" she pointed to an old lop-sided door, which he should enter. But what should he do now? He wished to go to the castle and to stay there, but the counsel of the wise recommended him another path. Finally he reluctantly left the way and entered the door of this old building. Inside was a gangway with earthy walls and far away he recoginzed a flickering light. It was a lantern. He took it off and continued his way. The rats here seemed to be friendly and he decided to follow one in order to see whereto it would go. After a while he had to realize that its last path was too narrow for him. But - how strange - besides that small gangway into which the rat had disappeared, a hall like a dome opened before him. Monks in their traditional cloths were standing in a circle and also on the galleries of that place which was penetrated by a brighter but mystic light. He entered the hall and the monks opened their circle and gave him to understand that he should knee down in the middle. Sharaf did so. And then a powerful rhythmic melody began to resound and it was for him as if this song of the monks was working on his body, was freeing him from his nut-shell, this heavy burden he had carried so many years, so many lifes with him. And indeed it was so. The rhythm and the sound of that melody sung powerfully and steadily by the monks, resounding from all sides, broke his armour of error and pain, and it broke asunder, fat worms were crawling on it, and all that dissolved into nothingness under that mighty melody. Sharaf, like a small child, still was kneeling in the middle, white and pure, naked and vulnerable, screened by a soft pink light. Then the music changed and a strong melody of war and fight arouse with an unstoppable rhythm. On his body appeared silvery shimmering plates with a golden pattern on it, and after a while the plates covered his whole body. As he then stood up one could see his new armour radiating a strong golden light. Monks came to him and placed a crown onto his head. Now Sharaf was to leave the monks and the place. The one door through which he wanted to leave was veiled by a deceitful fog and the monks gave him signs not to enter it. So he turned to the other door which had a relief of a book above it. When he approached the door an eye was formed on it, and as he came nearer, two more eyes appeared and formed a triangle with the first, above the book. Relieved and with a thankful heart he walked determinately through that door. Back on the surface he remained standing upright and still, listening inside to the pulsating sound he had experienced. And a voice resounded deep from within like thunder, saying: "I will follow my path and I will fulfil my purpose".

Sharaf woke up and these words echoed in his mind and whole body. Loudly he repeated what he had just heard: "I will follow my path and I will fulfil my purpose." Tears of joy and unspeakable ease flowed from his eyes. From this day on he determined firmly to follow this shock-wave of strength and beauty in order to become a more useful member of the human family.

John Reed

 

Thoughts

 

At midnight I saw the sun shining in clear light. I found the Gods of the deep and also the Gods of the heights from face to face and prayed.

                                                                                                                                Apuleius, Metamorphosen 11,23.

                      

  What win I, if I gain the thing I seek? A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy. Who buys a minute’s mirth to wail a week? Or sells eternity to get a joy? For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?

 William Shakespeare

Everything depends on all, everything is connected, nothing is separated. When people could change themselves, everything will be different.

George Gurdjieff                                

Aquarian art

 

These things have I spoken unto you,

that my joy might remain in you,

and that your joy might be full.

This is my commandment,

that ye love one another,

as I have loved you.

Greater love hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life for his friend.

Ye are my friends,

If ye do whatsoever I command you.

Henceforth I call you not servants;

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:

But I have called you friends;

for all things that I have heard of my Parent

I have made known unto you.

Ye have not chose me,

but I have chosen you,

and ordained you,

that ye should go,

and bring forth fruit,

and that your fruit should remain:

that whatsoever ye shall ask

of the All-Parent in my Name,

ye may receive.

 

 The Gospel of the Holy Twelve.

Translated from the original Aramaic by G. J. Ouseley

 

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