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The First Heaven
In the first heaven, which is located in the higher regions o...
The Mystery Of Light Color And Consciousness
"God is Light," says the Bible, and we are unable to conceive...
The Second Heaven
When both the good and evil of a life has been extracted, the...
The Order Of Rosicrucians And The Rosicrucian Fellowship
The Cost Of The Course
There are no fixed fees; no esoteric instruction is ever put ...
The Vital Body
That body of ours which is composed of ether is called the "v...
The Constitution Of Man
Our chapter head, "the constitution of man," may surprise a r...
Our Lessons Are Sermons
They embody the highest moral and spiritual principles, toget...
The Region Of Abstract Thought
Various religious systems have been given to humanity at diff...
The Desire Body
In addition to the visible body and the vital body we also ha...
The Rosicrucian Fellowship
For the purpose of promulgating the Rosicrucian teachings in ...
The Problem Of Life
Among all the vicissitudes of life, which vary in each indivi...
Birth And Child Life
It must not be imagined, however, that when the little body o...
A Description Of The Headquarters Of The Rosicrucian Fellowship
Work in the physical world requires physical means of accompl...
T He Course In Christian Mysticism
Christ taught the multitude in parables, but explained the my...
We Are Eternal
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The World Of Thought
When we have attained the spiritual development necessary to ...
After a longer or shorter time there comes in each life a poi...
The Etheric Region
In addition to the solids, liquids and gases which compose th...
The World Of Thought
When we have attained the spiritual development necessary to consciously
enter the World of Thought and leave the Desire World, which is the realm
of light and color, we pass through a condition which the occult
investigator calls The Great Silence.
As previously stated, the higher Regions of the Desire World exhibit the
marked peculiarity of blending form and sound, but when one passes through
the Great Silence, all the world seems to disappear and the spirit has the
feeling of floating in an ocean of intense light, utterly alone, yet
absolutely fearless, since unimbued with a sense of its form or sound, nor
past or future, but all is one eternal NOW. There seems to be neither
pleasure nor pain and yet there is no absence of feeling but it all seems
to center in the one idea:--"I am"! The human Ego stands face to face
with itself as it were, and for the time being all else is shut out. This
is the experience of anyone who passes that breach between the Desire
World and the World of Thought, whether involuntarily, in the course of an
ordinary cyclic pilgrimage of the soul, which we shall later elucidate
when speaking of the post-mortem existence, or by an act of the will, as
in the case of the trained occult investigator, all have the same
experience in transition.
There are two main divisions in the Physical World: the Chemical Region
and the Etheric Region. The World of Thought also has two great
subdivisions: The Region of concrete Thought and the Region of abstract
As we specialize the material of the Physical World and shape into a dense
body, and as we form the force-matter of the Desire World into a desire
body, so do we appropriate a certain amount of mindstuff from the Region
of concrete Thought; but we, as spirits, clothe ourselves in
spirit-substance from the Region of abstract Thought and thereby we become
individual, separate Egos.
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