With the Adepts: An Adventure Among the Rosicrucians

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Theosophical Publishing Company, 1910 - Monastic and religious life - 180 pages
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Page 2 - He who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high above the sun of glory glow, And far beneath the earth and ocean spread, Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow Contending tempests on his naked head, And thus reward the toils which to those summits led.
Page 174 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago (whether in the body I cannot tell, or whether out of the body I cannot tell ; God knoweth) ; such an one caught up to the third heaven...
Page 130 - For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance : but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Page 183 - Light on the Path. For the Personal Use of those who are Ignorant of the Eastern Wisdom. Written down by MC Fcap.
Page 172 - Explained according to The Religion of Christ, by Means of The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries...
Page 3 - Northwards soared The stainless ramps of huge Himala's wall, Ranged in white ranks against the blue — untrod, Infinite, wonderful — whose uplands vast, And lifted universe of crest and crag, Shoulder and shelf, green slope and icy horn, Riven ravine, and splintered precipice Led climbing thought higher and higher, until It seemed to stand in heaven and speak with...
Page 143 - ... being is contained a power for good, which may be made to develop if the proper conditions are given. There are elements of good and elements of evil in every man, and it depends on ourselves which class we desire to develop. From a cherry-stone nothing can grow but a cherry-tree, from a thistle-seed nothing else than a thistle ; but man is a constellation of powers in which all kinds of seeds are contained ; you may make him grow to be a hog or a tiger, an angel or a devil, a sage or a fool,...
Page 127 - ... of their houses. But the brain is not the most important part of the house in which man resides. The centre of life is the heart ; and if consciousness does not take its residence in the centre of life, it will become separate from life, and finally cease to exist. Let those who desire to develop spiritually attempt to think with their hearts, instead of continually studying with their brains.
Page 184 - Sacred Mysteries among the Mayas and Quiches, 11,500 years ago. Their relation to the Sacred Mysteries of Egypt, Greece, Chaldea and India. Free Masonry in Times anterior to the Temple of Solomon. Illustrated. By Augustus Le Plongeon; cloth, $2.75.
Page 61 - If you could establish theosophical monasteries, where intellectual and spiritual development would go hand in hand, where a new science could be taught, based upon a true knowledge of the fundamental laws of the universe, and where at the same time man would be taught how to obtain a mastery over himself, you would confer the greatest possible benefit upon the world. Such a convent would, however, afford immense advantages for the advancement of intellectual research.

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