Divine Soul, Animal Soul, Trick or Treat

“It is comparatively easy to learn the trick of spells and the methods of using the subtler, but still material, forces of physical nature: the powers of the animal soul,in man are soon awakened, the forces which his love, his hate, his passion, can call into operation, are readily developed. But this is Black Magic—Sorcery….

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Explore the Extraordinary, Explore the Spiritual

“All of us spend so much of our time in a world of the mundane and minutia, bogged down in the everyday grind, isolated and disconnected in our closeted lives, that we lose sight of the breathtaking extraordinariness of our existence. So step out from the ordinary … and get used to the extraordinary. “Reach…

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Pilgrimage: A Quest for Enlightenment

“The pilgrimage idea, the outgoing quest, appears in mystical literature under two different aspects. One is the search for the ‘Hidden Treasure which desires to be found.’ Such is the ‘Quest of the Grail’ when regarded in its mystic aspect as an allegory of the adventures of the soul. The other is the long, hard…

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Soul Development and the Lotus Flower

“The development [of the Soul] proceeds in the following manner. The student must apply himself with care and attention to certain functions of the soul hitherto exercised by him in a careless and inattentive manner. There are eight such functions. The first is the way in which ideas and conceptions are acquired. In this respect…

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