Theosophy | THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN – I

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Let us beware of creating a darkness at noonday for ourselves by gazing, so to say, direct at the sun . . . , as though we could hope to attain adequate vision and perception of Wisdom with mortal eyes. It will be the safer course to turn our gaze on an image of the object of our quest.

Plato

 Every year more than three hundred and fifty Catholic and Protestant sects observe Easter Sunday, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God who called himself the Son of Man. So too do the Russian and Greek Orthodox churches, but on a separate calendar. Such is the schism between East and West within Christendom regarding this day, which always falls on the ancient Sabbath, once consecrated to the Invisible Sun, the sole source of all life, light and energy. If we wish to understand the permanent possibility of spiritual resurrection taught by the Man of Sorrows, we must come to see both the man and his teaching from the pristine perspective of Brahma Vach, the timeless oral utterance behind and beyond all religions, philosophies and sciences throughout the long history of mankind.The Gospel According to St. John is the only canonical gospel with a metaphysical instead of an historical preamble. We are referred to that which was in the beginning. In the New English Bible, the recent revision of the authorized version produced for the court of King James, we are told: “Before all things were made was the Word.” In the immemorial, majestic and poetic English of the King James version, In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This is a bija sutra, a seminal maxim, marking the inception of the first of twenty-one chapters of the gospel, and conveying the sum and substance of the message of Jesus. John, according to Josephus, was at one time an Essene and his account accords closely with the Qumran Manual of Discipline. The gospel attributed to John derives from the same oral tradition as the Synoptics, but it shows strong connections with the Pauline epistles as well as with the Jewish apocalyptic tradition. It is much more a mystical treatise than a biographical narrative.

 The Godhead is unthinkable and unspeakable, extending boundlessly beyond the range and reach of thought. There is no supreme Father figure in the universe. In the beginning was the Word, the Verbum, the Shabdabrahman, the eternal radiance that is like a veil upon the attributeless Absolute. If all things derive, as St. John explains, from that One Source, then all beings and all the sons of men are forever included. Metaphysically, every human being has more than one father, though on the physical plane each has only one. Over ten thousand years, everyone has had more ancestors than there are souls presently incarnated on earth. Each one participates in the ancestry of all mankind. While always true, this is more evident in a nation with mixed ancestries. Therefore it is appropriate here that we think of him who preached before Jesus, Buddha, who taught that we ask not of a man’s descent but of his conduct. By their fruits they shall be known, say the gospels.

 There is another meaning of the ‘Father’ which is relevant to the opportunity open to every human being to take a decision to devote his or her entire life to the service of the entire human family. The ancient Jews held that from the illimitable Ain-Soph there came a reflection, which could never be more than a partial participation in that illimitable light which transcends manifestation. This reflection exists in the world as archetypal humanity — Adam Kadmon. Every human being belongs to one single humanity, and that collectivity stands in relation to the Ain-Soph as any one human being to his or her own father. It is no wonder that Pythagoras — Pitar Guru, ‘father and teacher,’ as he was known among the ancient Hindus — came to Krotona to sound the keynote of a long cycle now being reaffirmed for an equally long period in the future. He taught his disciples to honour their father and their mother, and to take a sacred oath to the Holy Fathers of the human race, the ‘Ancestors of the Arhats.’

 We are told in the fourth Stanza of Dzyan that the Fathers are the Sons of Fire, descended from a primordial host of Logoi. They are self-existing rays streaming forth from a single, central, universal Mahatic fire which is within the cosmic egg, just as differentiated matter is outside and around it. There are seven sub-divisions within Mahat — the cosmic mind, as it was called by the Greeks — as well as seven dimensions of matter outside the egg, giving a total of fourteen planes, fourteen worlds. Where we are told by John that Jesus said, In my Father’s house are many mansions, H.P. Blavatsky states that this refers to the seven mansions of the central Logos, supremely revered in all religions as the Solar Creative Fire. Any human being who has a true wakefulness and thereby a sincere spirit of obeisance to the divine demiurgic intelligence in the universe, of which he is a trustee even while encased within the lethargic carcass of matter, can show that he is a man to the extent to which he exhibits divine manliness through profound gratitude, a constant recognition and continual awareness of the One Source. All the great Teachers of humanity point to a single source beyond themselves. Many are called but few are chosen by self-election. Spiritual Teachers always point upwards for each and every man and woman alive, not for just a few. They work not only in the visible realm for those immediately before them, but, as John reminds us, they come from above and work for all. They continually think of and love every being that lives and breathes, mirroring “the One that breathes breathless” in ceaseless contemplation, overbrooding the Golden Egg of the universe, the Hiranyagarbha.

 Such beautiful ideas enshrined in magnificent myths are provocative to the ratiocinative mind and suggestive to the latent divine discernment of Buddhic intuition. The only way anyone can come closer to the Father in Heaven, let alone come closer to Him on earth Who is as He is in Heaven, is by that light to which John refers in the first chapter of the Gospel. It is the light that lighteth every man who cometh into the world, which the darkness comprehendeth not. Human beings are involved in the darkness of illusion, of self-forgetfulness, and forgetfulness of their divine ancestry. The whole of humanity may be regarded as a garden of gods but all men and women are fallen angels or gods tarnished by forgetfulness of their true eternal and universal mission. Every man or woman is born for a purpose. Every person has a divine destiny. Every individual has a unique contribution to make, to enrich the lives of others, but no one can say what this is for anyone else. Each one has to find it, first by arousing and kindling and then by sustaining and nourishing the little lamp within the heart. There alone may be lit the true Akashic fire upon the altar in the hidden temple of the God which lives and breathes within. This is the sacred fire of true awareness which enables a man to come closer to the one universal divine consciousness which, in its very brooding upon manifestation, is the father-spirit. In the realm of matter it may be compared to the wind that bloweth where it listeth. Any human being could become a self-conscious and living instrument of that universal divine consciousness of which he, as much as every other man or woman, is an effulgent ray.

 This view of man is totally different from that which has, alas, been preached in the name of Jesus. Origen spoke of the constant crucifixion of Jesus, declaring that there is not a day on earth when he is not reviled. But equally there is not a time when others do not speak of him with awe. He came with a divine protection provided by a secret bond which he never revealed except by indirect intonation. Whenever the Logos becomes flesh, there is sacred testimony to the Great Sacrifice and the Great Renunciation — of all Avatars, all Divine Incarnations. This Brotherhood of Blessed Teachers is ever behind every attempt to enlighten human minds, to summon the latent love in human hearts for all humanity, to fan the sparks of true compassion in human beings into the fires of Initiation. The mark of the Avatar is that in him the Paraclete, the Spirit of Eternal Truth, manifests so that even the blind may see, the deaf may hear, the lame may walk, the unregenerate may gain confidence in the possibility and the promise of Self-redemption.

 In one of the most beautiful passages penned on this subject, the profound essay entitled “The Roots of Ritualism in Church and Masonry,” published in 1889, H.P. Blavatsky declared:

 Most of us believe in the survival of the Spiritual Ego, in Planetary Spirits and Nirmanakayas, those great Adepts of the past ages, who, renouncing their right to Nirvana, remain in our spheres of being, not as ‘spirits’ but as complete spiritual human Beings. Save their corporeal, visible envelope, which they leave behind, they remain as they were, in order to help poor humanity, as far as can be done without sinning against Karmic Law. This is the ‘Great Renunciation’, indeed; an incessant, conscious self-sacrifice throughout aeons and ages till that day when the eyes of blind mankind will open and, instead of the few, all will see the universal truth. These Beings may well be regarded as God and Gods — if they would but allow the fire in our hearts, at the thought of that purest of all sacrifices, to be fanned into the flame of adoration, or the smallest altar in their honour. But they will not. Verily, ‘the secret heart is fair Devotion’s (only) temple’, and any other, in this case, would be no better than profane ostentation.

 Let a man be without external show such as the Pharisees favoured, without inscriptions such as the Scribes specialized in, and without arrogant and ignorant self-destructive denial such as that of the Sadducees. Such a man, whether he be of any religion or none, of whatever race or nation or creed, once he recognizes the existence of a Fraternity of Divine Beings, a Brotherhood of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Christs, an Invisible Church (in St. Augustine’s phrase) of living human beings ever ready to help any honest and sincere seeker, he will thereafter cherish the discovery within himself. He will guard it with great reticence and grateful reverence, scarcely speaking of his feeling to strangers or even to friends. When he can do this and maintain it, and above all, as John says in the Gospel, be true to it and live by it, then he may make it for himself, as Jesus taught, the way, the truth and the light. While he may not be self-manifested as the Logos came to be through Jesus — the Son of God become the Son of Man — he could still sustain and protect himself in times of trial. No man dare ask for more. No man could do with less.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

3=8 | Astral Projection Mantra – LA RA S

This recording vocalises the mantra LA RA SSS, 7 times for 3 rounds (Law of 3, and Law of 7). With each round the volume decreases and eventually fades out along with the background music. We know that we cannot astral project if we are distracted by our 5 senses, so the reason for making this recording is to allow the mantra to reverberate in your mind and heart. After a while as you approach the sleepy state, you are left in complete silence for 2 hours in which you can totally internalise the mantra and not be distracted by the senses. Be sure to turn off autoplay so that the next video won’t automatically play while you sleep. I hope this recording helps you in your endeavour to successfully astral project and reach the internal worlds.

ARBATEL of the Magic of the Ancients

A 17th-century English translation of the Arbatel de magia veterum (English: Arbatel of the Magic of the Ancients), a Latin grimoire of Renaissance ceremonial magic built up from a series of septenaries of aphorisms, some detailing the famed Olympic Spirits, albeit from within a Christian context.

[PDF of this book is in the Horus Resources library.]

It’s Scorpio Season!

Scorpio resides in the 8th house of the astrology chart and is the second water sign. While Cancerians are emotional and feeling, Scorpios can really go deep and dark with their emotions. They are the sign of our deepest most hidden shadows and are all about authenticity. They make great detectives and they can truly go deep into any subject.
When they love they love deep and at the same time, when they hate, they hate deeply. From my experience, Scorpios and 8th house / Pluto ruled people are very spiritually attuned and intuitive. They thrive when they can dive deep into life’s mysteries and if they loose themselves in this third dimensional existence, their mental state can truly collapse.
Those Scorpios that learn to channel their powerful energy into creative and meaningful things in life, truly become successful in all aspects of life. They carry the karma of healers, readers, witches and shamans.
They are truly a unique sign and they also represent the eternity of life, being cycles, death and re-birth. They are ruled by Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Pluto are the subconscious forces that resides within us and it can truly help us to transform and transcend. The strengths of Scorpio are their intuition, passion, cleverness and ambition.
How many of you are Scorpios? Can you relate?

Tarot Continuing Education – Joy Vernon Astrology * Tarot * Reiki

Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the Tarot Blog Hop! As the wrangler for this hop, I proposed our topic: tarot continuing education. Last year, Tarot Blog Hop Founder Arwen, of Tarot by Arwen, mentioned in her newsletter that she was taking some tarot classes that she loved. She asked, what are you doing to continue your tarot education? Not only was I inspired to share what I’m up to, I was dying to know what others would say on the subject! Use the links here or at the end of the post to navigate to other blogs on the […]

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Immortality – An Egyptian Dream

The Egyptians believed Pharaoh to be a god on earth who after his death would fly up to heaven and unite with the sun, his father. After the collapse of the Old Kingdom, this idea of royal immortality became accessible for non-royal persons but dependent on justification before a divine tribunal, the judgment of the dead. Immortality became a question, not of royalty but of morals. Jan Assmann, Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, University of Heidelberg, explores the origins and evolution of these concepts.

Recorded on 10/09/2015. [12/2015] [Show ID: 30174]

Let’s Explore The Holy Responsibility Of Archangel

Archangels

It’s quite reassuring to know that you’ve got your support team up in heaven. Yes, you read that right – you have your own support team. The lead of the team is the Lord. And His subordinates, who are also in this team, include Archangels, Guardian Angels, and spiritual masters. Basically, these masters are spiritual beings who’ve lived on the Earth. Besides, your support team may even include the souls of your loved ones who’ve passed away.

Most importantly, whenever you pray to the Lord, He’ll receive your prayers through this support team only.

Nine out of ten times, you’ll pray to the Lord whenever a challenge daunts you. But, sometimes, you may even call upon the support team that the Lord has established for you. Yes, you may call upon Archangels, who’ll help you under some circumstances. So, whenever you call upon Archangels, you’ll call for help to the appointed specialists of the Lord. Like everyone else in the support team, Archangels have some gifts that the Lord has bestowed on them. And that’s why Archangels always use these divine gifts to help people like you make better decisions and lead happy life.

In this explainer, we’re going to focus on one major component of your support team – Archangels. This explainer will shed light on the divine responsibility of Archangels in your life. But before that, let’s get to know who’s an Archangel.

Who’s An Archangel?

Archangels exist. If you have faith in them, then the presence of these heavenly beings will be the eternal truth for you. On top of that, the presence of Archangels is even confirmed in the Bible. Archangels are incorporeal beings, and they’re perfect. The perfection of Archangels is only because of the fact that the Lord has created them.

Archangels have been with you since the dawn of time. They’re the Lord’s messengers and servants. Not even for a single moment, Archangels have ceased singing the praises of the Lord. Because of that reason, Archangels always rush at His command. Every Archangel belongs to the high spiritual rank. The term “Archangel” is always associated with Abrahamic religions. Nonetheless, beings who are familiar with Archangels are found in numerous religious texts and traditions.

Now that you know a thing or two about Archangels, let’s discuss their sole responsibility.

The Divine Role Of Archangels

The chief responsibility of an Archangel is managing life on this planet. This management basically comprises the creation and nurturing of life paths, souls, and the divine order in the natural world. Besides, there are many Archangels – and everyone has their own areas of expertise.

When all Archangels come together to serve humanity, they bring together their expertise. And this conjunction of angelic expertise delivers the best outcomes. It’s needless to mention that these outcomes align well with God’s master plan.

To cut a long story short, Archangels exist so that they can assist humanity towards building a better tomorrow. These Archangels use their expertise and divine capabilities to help you live your life to the fullest. That’s why more and more people want to call these Archangels for help time and time again.

Summing It Up

Now, you know who an Archangel is. Besides, you even know the divine role of Archangels. So, if you’re stuck in a deadlock and need divine help, then Archangels will rush to serve you. The only thing is, you have to pray to Archangels without fail.

Kabbalah Music / Kabbalah Meditation Yaheshua

🔸 Do this meditation with the Yaheshua’s mantra in order to achieve states of calm, peace and love.

🔸 Yaheshua is the hebrew name for the Son of God, he who is born to bring Beauty, Balance and Equilibrium, shining with the energy of Tipheret, the shining center of the Tree of Life.

Close your eyes, breath and feel how this powerful name takes your slowly to your own center, to the depth of your heart.

Wednesday Is For Mercury and Thoth The Atlantean

“The matter first of metals Mercury

A moisture is which wetteth not the hand

Yet flows, and therefore is named water dry,

The vulgar is at every one’s command,

But this is not the water we desire,

For in our water is our secret fire.

This Matter while its life it did retain,

Was apt all metals e’en to procreate,

The life when gone, then dead it doth remain

Till a new soul shall it reanimate.

This Matter is to metals all of kin

All which do hide a Mercury within.

He then who knows the parts of Mercury

And can it superfluities decrease

And with true sulfur it can vivify;

For dead it is, though, fluent, he with east

May gold unlock and after recongeal

Both to an Essence which all griefs can heal.

Lo! Here a spring of wealth, a Tree of Life,

No wealth so great, no sickness here is rife,

Here in a map, thou seest the creatures all

Abridged, and reduced to their perfection.

Here thou beholdest in a Subject Small,

From this world’s misery a full protection.

O Mercury, you wonder of the world!

How strange thy nature is and how compact!

A body dost possess which doth enfold

A Spirit inexpressible to act,

Our mysteries; this only we desire,

This is our water, this our secret fire.

For Argent Vive is gold essential

Only unripe, which, if thou canst prepare

By art, it gives the secret menstrual:

The mother of our Stone which is so rare.

Our oil, our unguent, and our marchasite;

Which we do name also our fountain bright.

O crystal fountain! Which with fourfold spring

Rubs down the valleys with its pearly drops

Distilling, with which our noble king

Is washed and carried to the mountain tops,

Where he the virtue of the Heavens receives,

Which never after him, when fixed, leaves.

This our May-dew which our earth doth move

To bring forth fruit, which fruit is perfect gold:

This is our Eve, whom Adam doth so love,

That in her arms his soul, stange to be told,

He doth receive, who erst as dead was seen,

And quickened first appears in colours green.

How this? Even thus, in Saturn there is hid

A soul immortal which in prison lies,

Untie its fetters, which do it forbid

To sight for to appear, then shall arise

A Vapour shining, like pearl orient,

Which is our Moon and sparkling Firmament.”

Mary Anne Atwood, A Suggestive Inquiry Into the Hermetic Mystery

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Artist: Georg Janny

Lamens of the Golden Dawn, Part 1

For decades, the designs on the Lamens worn by the Officers in Golden Dawn ceremonies has largely been taken for granted, with the vast majority of people relying on or replicating the forms given in Israel Regardie’s The Golden Dawn, or other books.
The original source material shows some subtle, and not so subtle, differences, which I will highlight in this series of articles.  […]

Dark Gnosticism and Kabbalah – Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

How about a dark odyssey into the shadow side of hallowed mystic systems? Maybe they’re not even mystic but elite mainstream tools for tyranny and the eventual atomization of civilization. This exploration includes a thorough understanding of various precarious concepts: The Cult of Yahweh, the Gnostic Androgyne, the Myth of Lilith & Samael, Abrahamic Prophecy, […]

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