GNOSIS- RAYS OF LIGHT PAST AND PRESENT
GNOSIS - Rays of Light Past and Present takes the reader on an impressive and unexpected journey, the journey of the Gnosis in Europe and the Near East, the effects of which have been felt in many parts of the world. This journey is impressive since the Gnosis surfaces precisely in times of change. In those moments of change, human deficiency shows itself: deficiencies in light, in consciousness, in wisdom and inner knowledge; in other words, deficiency in Gnosis. This book deals specifically with that light and with that consciousness. It is the tale of the liberation of the spirit, of the other one in the human being. The author sketches the circumstances that were important in this respect before the beginning of our era, in the time of the so-called cosmic-mythic consciousness. Then he describes how, in the first centuries of our era, the gnostic idea of the two nature orders acquired form and content. People pass before the mind's eye as they were involved in the growth phases of group-consciousness progressing toward self-consciousness, whether they experienced this development in independent groups, schools, or churches. Persons from long ago are brought to life again, modest and at the same time heroic individuals who lived for the Call (as this impulse has also been called) and who often had to die because of it.
CALLED BY THE WORLD HEART
In Called by the World Heart, Peter Huijs presents an account of the development of the spiritual pursuits of the past one and a half century during which the great spiritual organizations played an important part. In this complex esoteric field, the Leene brothers rediscovered the seventeenth-century manifestos of the Rosicrucian in 1935. Huijs describes the history of the Rosicrucian Society that they founded before World War II. The second part of this book describes the period after 1945: the genesis of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum, the International School of the Golden Rosycross. This initiation school is wholly devoted to the liberation of the higher life in the human soul. As an anthology, the author shows the spiritual and literary development of Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri on the basis of extensive quotations. In a natural way, the reader gains insight in the way in which their inspiration and inner task developed into a sevenfold world work, always inspired by the chain of universal brotherhoods.
Guiding Hand for Inner Reflection and Inspiration in the Christmas Season
André de Boer & Tanja Rozema
The divine can be born and grow in the human being. Christmas season is the perfect time to focus on the things that really matter in life. During this dark time of the year we receive an ideal opportunity for inspiration and renewal. So why not take some time for reflection and inspiration during the season of the Holy Nights and the Holy Days. Let yourself be touched by profound narratives from ‘The Aquarian Gospel’.
THE CHINESE GNOSIS
Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri
The Tao Te Ching is here read as a Gnostic writing. Gnosis is the knowledge that gives people access to the way of redemption. The text contains everything that the searcher for the truth needs. The authors in their comments: 'Every pupil on the path must read and reread the Tao Te Ching. Why? The Other, for whom Tao is destined, is caught in you and you can release him by letting him awaken in you, by self-surrender in Wu Wei.’ At this point the authors comment on the first 33 of the 81 verses.
Guidance for Contemplation and Inspiration concerning the Resurrection of the Inner Man
André de Boer & Tanja Rozema
Every human being is called to one day overcome death, to build an imperishable spiritual body that is also known as resurrection body, glorified body and golden wedding robe. Experience and understand the profound wisdom about resurrection, ascension and Pentecost in the ancient narratives.
Becoming a Spirit-Inspired Person
André de Boer
Do you know what you can do if you want to unfold your deepest self? Contemplative and esoteric traditions from the East and the West teach you how you can experience the ineffable, and how you can make love and wisdom shine stronger in the world. Contemplate on universal mystery wisdom and develop a feeling for symbols.
THE BOOK OF MIRDAD
The book is presented as a series of dialogues between Mirdad, the abbot of a monastery, and his disciples.
Through the allegories in the book presented by Mirdad, Na'ima presents several themes and calls for the unity of different people groups in universal love, as well as criticizing materialism and empty religious rituals. Mirdad's dialogs gives out teachings which show us how it is possible to transform our consciousness and uncover the God within, by dissolving our sense of duality. The Book of Mirdad is ranked among the great religious classics of the twentieth century and a must have constant companion of any spiritual seeker.
THE AQUARIAN GOSPEL OF JESUS THE CHRIST
Levi H. Dowling
The Aquarian Gospel partly connects with the four official gospels. It accurately describes events in the life of Jesus that the biblical evangelists do not talk about: the ages from twelve to thirty years old. The Aquarian Gospel is a narration about the talks and works of ‘the man of Galilee’, including his eighteen years travel through the far East, his teachings in the monasteries of Tibet and in the ancient mystery schools in Egypt, India, Persia and Greece. It describes his life from his birth in Bethlehem to his ascension on the Mount of the Olives. The Aquarian Gospel offers an extraordinary vision of unity among the world's historic faiths and carries out that all liberating values of ancient religions are synthesized and renewed in Christianity.