Energized Mystic and the Work They Do

“No temperament is less slothful than the mystical one; and the ‘quiet’ to which the mystics must school themselves in the early stages of contemplation is often the hardest of their tasks. The abandonment of bodily and intellectual activity is only undertaken in order that they may, in the words of Plotinus, ‘energize enthusiastically’ upon…

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Twofold Constitution of Man and God

“Both God and man have a twofold constitution, of which the superior part is invisible and the inferior visible. In both there is also an intermediary sphere, marking the point where these visible and invisible natures meet. As the spiritual nature of God controls His objective universal form—which is actually a crystallized idea—so the spiritual…

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Different Vision of the Spiritual Adept

“The feelings of an esoterically developed person toward the things of the spiritual world are very different from the feelings of the undeveloped person toward the things of the physical world. The latter feels himself to be in a particular place in the world of sense, and the surrounding objects to be external to him….

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Allegorical Genesis with Adam and Eve

“To understand their reasoning, we should need to understand that those who wrote the Nag Hammadi scriptures were probably aware that Genesis was not a historical document but was, in fact, a myth. Today, in more prosaic terms, we would call Adam and Eve the personalizations of two principles. Adam was the personalization of the…

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