Reason of Will and Divine Reason

“The spirit of the Will may mount aloft in pride, self-conceit, or covetousness; (from whence self-arrogance rises, the Will of Reason desiring to be honored;) for it supposes it has attained the sum of all happiness when it has gotten the Light of Reason, and can judge the House of hidden Mysteries that is shut…

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Mystery School Students of Pythagoras

“The school of Pythagoras has several peculiar characteristics. Every new member was obliged to pass a period of five years of contemplation in perfect silence; the members held everything in common, and rejected animal food; they were believers in the doctrine of metempsychosis, and were inspired with an ardent and implicit faith in their founder…

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Righteous Spirituality Requires Complete Development of Self

“The ancients did not believe that spirituality man man either righteous or rational, but rather that righteousness and rationality made men spiritual. The mysteries taught that spiritual illumination was attained only by bringing the lower nature up to a certain standard of efficiency and purity. The Mysteries were therefore established for the purpose of unfolding…

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Symbology in Greek Tales and Legends

“Taylor says that the Grecian theology was first ‘mystically and symbolically’ promulgated by Orpheus, and so at once goes to the root of the whole matter. To understand that theology, therefore, we must treat it from the point of view of mysticism and symbolism, for no other method is capable of extracting its meaning. ……

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