The Great Sphinx of Truth and Knowledge

“Confronting mankind there stands a sphinx—the vast unknown. However well a man may be informed concerning a specific subject, his furthermost outlook concerning that subject is bounded by an impenetrable infinity. And the ‘discovered,’ as I will show, has only transferred ignorance to other laces. Science has confined its labors to superficial descriptions, not the…

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Seek Divine Light as Well as Material Light

“Disciple: But is it not for me to attain, if I can, both the Light of God, and the Light of the outward Nature too, and to make use of them both for the ordering of my life wisely and prudently? Master: It is Right so to do. And it is indeed a treasure above…

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Spirit of Wisdom Reveals Itself to the Soul

“O spirit of Solomon that hovers in the ethereal realm; … which rejects those still imprisoned in bodies. “You know there is a meaning in this life which death does not conceal. But how could humanity attain a knowledge which comes only when the soul is freed from earthly ties? “You realize now that life…

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White Horse of the Sun of Righteousness

“’The Sons of Fire’ – because they are the first Beings (in the Secret Doctrine they are called ‘Minds’), evolved from Primordial Fire. ‘The Lord is a consuming fire’ (Deuteronomy iv. 24); ‘The Lord (Christos) shall be revealed with His mighty angels in flaming fire’. (2 Thessal. I. 7, 8). The Holy Ghost descending upon…

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Hubris or Not Hubris, That is Another Good Question

“So, with Dante, the first terrace of the Mount of Purgatory is devoted to the cleansing of pride and the production of humility. … “The first thing that the self observes, when it turns back upon itself in that awful moment of lucidity … is the horrible contrast between its clouded contours and the pure…

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Two Realms of Matter and Spirit

“All occult science is born from two thoughts, which may take root in any human being. … These two thoughts are, first, that behind the visible world there is another, the world invisible,which is hidden from the senses and also from thought hat is fettered by these senses; and secondly that it is possible for…

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