In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom: Containing the History of the True and the False Rosicrucians : with an Introduction Into the Mysteries of the Hermetic Philosophy

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Theosophical Pub. Society, 1890 - Rosicrucians - 134 pages
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Page 36 - I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body I do not know, God knows.
Page 56 - Dissembling, however, his black design, he besought the sage in the tenderest manner, to remain with him only for a few days. During this space, he plotted and executed his execrable purpose of murdering our brother, and made himself master of his medicine. Such horrible actions never remain long unpunished. Some other black things he had done came to light, for which the Jew was thrown into prison, convicted, and burnt alive. " The Jews fell soon after under a persecution at Paris, as without doubt...
Page 121 - Manas ; then would the mind share the knowledge which the spirit possesses. no augmentation of substance, nor anything more than the combinations of the substances that have been employed at the beginning. Alchemy does not mix or compound anything, it causes that which already exists in a latent state to become active and grow. Alchemy is, therefore, more comparable to botany or agriculture than to Chemistry ; and, in fact, the growth of a plant, a tree, or an animal is an alchemical process going...
Page 104 - Life is manifest, saves suffering to his own self. 10. Read the ancient books of wisdom. Books are to the unripe mind that which the mother's milk is to the nursling. We must receive drink from others until we have gained sufficient strength and experience to descend to the living fountain within ourselves, and to draw from there the water of truth. 11.
Page 48 - If the soul is perfectly purified and sanctified she becomes free in her movements; she sees and recognizes the divine light and she instructs herself, while she seems to be instructed by another. In that state she requires no other admonition or instruction except her own thought, which is the head and guide of the soul. She is then no more subject to terrestrial conditions of time, but lives in the eternal, and for her to desire a thing is to possess it already. C. Agrippa here adds the following...
Page 129 - The body is already in your possession. AH that you require is the fire and the air. 2. No substance can be made perfect without long suffering. Great is the error of those who imagine that the Philosopher's Stone can be hardened without being first dissolved; their time and labour is wasted. 3. Nature must be aided by art whenever she is deficient in power.
Page 129 - HERMETICA. 1. Whatever may be accomplished by a simple method should not be attempted by a complicated one. There is only one Truth, whose existence requires no proof, because it is itself proof enough to those ,who are capable of perceiving it. Why should we enter into complexness to seek for that which is simple? The sages say: "Ignis et Azoth tibi sufficient.
Page 133 - The moistening takes place by water, with which it has the closest affinity. The body itself is a product of thought, and has therefore the closest affinity with the mind. 36. Everything dry naturally tends to attract the moisture which it requires to become complete in its constitution. The One, from which all things are produced, is perfect; and therefore all things contain within themselves the tendency and possibility for perfection. 37. A seed is useless and impotent unless it is put in its...
Page 127 - Kundalini — one of the mystic "Yogi powers." It is Buddhi considered as an active instead of a passive principle (which it is generally. when regarded only as the vehicle. or casket of the Supreme Spirit ATMA). It is an electro-spiritual force. a creative power which when aroused into action can as easily kill as it can create.
Page 118 - Its Father is the Sun; its Mother is the Moon; the Wind carries it in its womb: and its nurse is the Earth. This Thing is the Father of all perfect things in the world. Its power is most perfect when it has again been changed into Earth Separate the Earth from the Fire, the subtle from the gross, but carefully and with great judgment and skill. It ascends from earth to heaven, and descends again, new born, to the earth, taking unto itself thereby the power of the Above and the Below. Thus the splendor...

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