Flowers and Birds, Spirits and Souls

“Our souls are like tender flowers at the mercy of the winds of Destiny. They tremble in the morning breeze, and bend their heads under the falling dews of heaven. “The song of the bird awakens Man from his slumber, and invites him to join in the psalms of glory to Eternal Wisdom that has…

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Eternal Mind of Spirit and Awakening It

“The light in the eternal Mind springs up out of the recomprehended Will to meekness and light, that it might be freed from the Darkness. … And in this shining of the sharpness stands the omnipotence, for it breaks the Darkness in itself, and makes the joy and great Meekness like that when a man…

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Spiritual Sabbath and Spiritual Circumcision

“In the Law and the prophets reference is made to the Sabbath, Sabbaths, and Sabbaths of Sabbaths; and to circumcision and circumcision of circumcision. … “The Sabbath signifies the dispassion of the dieform soul that through practice of the virtues has utterly cast off the marks of sin. “Sabbaths signify the freedom of the dieform…

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Seven Senses are Better than Five

“The occult claim that there are seven senses in man, as in nature, as there are seven states of consciousness, is corroborated. … The Brahmana speaks in it ‘of the institution of the seven sacrificial priests (Hotris)’. He says: ‘The nose and the eyes, and the tongue, and the skin and the ear as the…

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