Mentally creating

Beloved Imperator Ralph M.Lewis

“The mystic knows only too well the value and danger, the goodness and the evil, that lies in the power of mentally creating. We know that if we hold in our minds a picture and give it the vibrations of living possibility, and if we prophetically proclaim that it is to be or will be, we bring it about; we create it in the world of actuality, by transferring it from the world of reality to material manifestation. We know that as each hour of the day passes, the things which we have held in our imagination and which we now allow to pass into the chamber of mental alchemy are likely to be crystallized immediately in earthly form. We must, therefore, be pure minded. We must be pure and holy in our imaginary concepts. We must keep the chamber of mental alchemy so clear and so wholesome and of such a high standard that no evil thought, no evil admission, no unholy concept of our earthly imagination may take form there and grow and be born in the world of actuality.” H. Spencer Lewis


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“Rosicrucians are encouraged to visualize in the morning how we want the day ahead to go.”

– Grand Master Julie Scott, SRC. Rosicrucianism and Stoicism. Rosicrucian Digest Volume 96 Number 2 2018.

Let us all follow this valuable advice – I know from personal experience that we create what we want in our reality with our focused thought. I use this often in my daily work, and it is more effective when we use visualization with emotional intent – actually feeling the end result with the knowledge that IT IS DONE! Our monographs teach this from the very beginning; and this has changed my life in a very positive way and has given me a very strong inner power.

Remember always – as we receive good things from our inner work, let us share to bless others so they too may prosper from this: we then will be in harmony with the great law of nature that promotes equal compensation and balance.

L.L.L! Fiat LUX!

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Effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia as Part of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report

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Ancient aliens?

Ancient aliens? Not all of it… Our ancient ancestors had a slightly different consciousness which enabled them to see through the veil: observing and interacting with the entities that exist in the other worlds. Most of (but not all, to be fair) of what we see in these ancient cave/rock paintings are records of shamanic interaction with those other worlds or, levels of consciousness.

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Illuminati Facebook ads

No doubt that you have seen those Illuminati Facebook ads. Fake. I emailed them for their hermetic affiliations. All I got was silence. I’m not buying their silly little trinkets.

However, the AMORC 10th degree initiation…

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“It was said by the ancients that the Gods above were eternally battling with the dragons of darkness below. This great war is the Armageddon of Christian theology, the last great war that is said to end the eternal conflict of human emotions.

The true student of occult philosophy knows that this battle must take place within himself when at last, with the sword of the spirit, he masters the dragon of passions, death, and degeneracy.

Man has within himself all the principles he worships as gods outside his own being… When we are able to realize this we will have solved the mystery of the Great War, the war that every individual must fight out for himself, with the higher nature to guide him and aid in his choice.”

~ Manly P Hall

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Jacques de Molay

Statue of King Henry IV in Paris. It was approximately on this spot in 1314, that Jacques de Molay, Templar Grand Master, was burned at the stake by order of the Pope. de Molay had foreseen and stated that the Pope would die within forty days; and the French king within a year. The prophecy had come true – the Pope within a month and the King within the same year, of a hunting accident.

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Manly P Hall: excerpts on ceremonial magic

This opened my eyes a little. It could be controversial for those of us who dabble in the magic. Hall says that much of it is derived from the dark magic that put Atlantis under, and I am very much into the prosperity psychology…
Your thoughts?

Manly P Hall: excerpts on ceremonial magic. From The Secret Teachings of All Ages.
…Among the Qabbalists of the Middle Ages were a great number of black magicians who strayed from the noble concepts of the Sepher Yetzirah and became enmeshed in demonism and witchcraft. They sought to substitute magic mirrors, consecrated daggers, and circles spread around posts of coffin nails, for the living of that virtuous life which, without the assistance of complicated rituals or submundane creatures, unfailingly brings man to the state of true individual completion. Those who sought to control elemental spirits through ceremonial magic did so largely with the hope of securing from the invisible worlds either rare knowledge or supernatural power. The little red demon of Napoleon Bonaparte and the infamous oracular heads of de Medici are examples of the disastrous results of permitting elemental beings to dictate the course of human procedure. While the learned and godlike dæmon of Socrates seems to have been an exception, this really proves that the intellectual and moral status of the magician has much to do with the type of elemental he is capable of invoking. But even the dæmon of Socrates deserted the philosopher when the sentence of death was passed. Transcendentalism and all forms of phenomenalistic magic are but blind alleys–outgrowths of Atlantean sorcery; and those who forsake the straight path of philosophy to wander therein almost invariably fall victims to their imprudence. Man, incapable of controlling his own appetites, is not equal to the task of governing the fiery and tempestuous elemental spirits. Many a magician has lost his life as the result of opening a way whereby submundane creatures could become active participants in his affairs. When Eliphas Levi invoked the spirit of Apollonius of Tyana, what did he hope to accomplish? Is the gratification of curiosity a motive sufficient to warrant the devotion of an entire lifetime to a dangerous and unprofitable pursuit? If the living Apollonius refused to divulge his secrets to the profane, is there any probability that after death he would disclose them to the curious-minded? Levi himself did not dare to assert that the specter which appeared to him was actually the great philosopher, for Levi realized only too well the proclivity of elementals to impersonate those who have passed on. The majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but elemental creatures masquerading through bodies composed of thought substance supplied by the very persons desiring to behold these wraiths of decarnate beings…
…The visible universe has an invisible counterpart, the higher planes of which are peopled by good and beautiful spirits; the lower planes, dark and foreboding, are the habitation of evil spirits and demons under the leadership of the Fallen Angel and his ten Princes…
…The most dangerous form of black magic is the scientific perversion of occult power for the gratification of personal desire. Its less complex and more universal form is human selfishness, for selfishness is the fundamental cause of all worldly evil. A man will barter his eternal soul for temporal power, and down through the ages a mysterious process has been evolved which actually enables him to make this exchange. In its various branches the black art includes nearly all forms of ceremonial magic, necromancy, witchcraft, sorcery, and vampirism. Under the same general heading are also included mesmerism and hypnotism, except when used solely for medical purposes, and even then there is an element of risk for all concerned. Though the demonism of the Middle Ages seems to have disappeared, there is abundant evidence that in many forms of modern thought–especially the so-called “prosperity” psychology, “willpower-building” metaphysics, and systems of “high-pressure” salesmanship–black magic has merely passed through a metamorphosis, and although its name be changed its nature remains the same.

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…This Sun of the soul illumines our inner world just as the outer sun illuminates the outer world.

At the rising of the outer sun, the things of the visible world become gradually visible to us; likewise, at the rising of the inner Sun, the intellectual things of the spiritual world come to our understanding.

As the outer light lights the way of our wandering, so too the inner Light lights the way to salvation.

But, just as the outer eye of a person is exposed to different dangers, so it is the same for the inner eye.

This inner eye must be kept healthy, pure, and unaltered; then it can rise toward heaven just as the outer eye does. And just as the outer eye can regard the firmament, stars, and sun, so too the inner eye can see all of the heavens, angels, and even the Divine . . .

Withdraw your soul, your inner eye, from all things that are not of the Divine. Close it to the night of errors and prejudices, and open it only to the Sun of the spiritual world…

—KARL von ECKHARTSHAUSEN (1752–1803)

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The illusion of Fear

Fear is not real. Listen closely to the last minute of the dialog in this scene: Fear is worrying about hypothetical variables – things that are possible; but do not exist – products of our imagination. Fear is a choice. Choose not to fear.
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AMORC Martinist lessions

The Martinist lessons are quite fascinating. Some of it can be quite dry (1770’s philosophical writing style), but once you get into the writings of Boehme and, especially, Pasquales – you learn some exciting things about life and what happens after death, the history of the first settlements after the great flood (Noah and descendants), Kabbalah sephiroth, philosophical lectures from modern Martinists, and a lot more.

“What hinders us from seeing and hearing the Creator, is our own hearing, seeing and willing; by our own will we separate ourselves from the will of the Creator. We see and hear within our own desires, which obstructs us from seeing and hearing Divinity. Terrestrial and material things overshadow us, and we cannot see beyond our own human nature.”

Jacob Boehme

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Ancient aliens? Not all of it…

Ancient aliens? Not all of it… Our ancient ancestors had a slightly different consciousness which enabled them to see through the veil: observing and interacting with the entities that exist in the other worlds. Most of (but not all, to be fair) of what we see in these ancient cave/rock paintings are records of shamanic interaction with those other worlds or, levels of consciousness.

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Translated ancient Sumerian clay tablet texts

An impressive collection of translated ancient Sumerian clay tablet texts. Click on the Collections link: one of the links goes to the text translations at the San Jose Rosicrucian Egyptian museum.

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Gnosis: a poem

By Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)

THOUGHT is deeper than all speech,
Feeling deeper than all thought:

Souls to souls can never teach
What unto themselves was taught.

We are spirits clad in veils;
Man by man was never seen;

All our deep communing fails
To remove the shadowy screen.

Heart to heart was never known;
Mind with mind did never meet;

We are columns left alone
Of a temple once complete.

Like the stars that gem the sky,
Far apart though seeming near,

In our light we scattered lie;
All is thus but starlight here.

What is social company
But a babbling summer stream?

What our wise philosophy
But the glancing of a dream?

Only when the Sun of Love
Melts the scattered stars of thought,

Only when we live above
What the dim-eyed world hath taught,

Only when our souls are fed
By the Fount which gave them birth,

And by inspiration led
Which they never drew from earth,

We, like parted drops of rain,
Swelling till they meet and run,

Shall be all absorbed again,
Melting, flowing into one.

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Ceremonial Magic: necessary?

To expand on a previous post: “A View on High Magick” Published on: Aug 8, 2017

Searchers who inquire about the Rosicrucian order, including those visitors to my local discussion group in Lorain County Ohio, frequently bring up the topic of high magick and ask: does this involve magic? My answer is always “no”. I explain that the Rosicrucian philosophy is just that: philosophy – and that we teach people how to use what powers are already in them and that there is little need for that popular magick and its associated risks. To expose oneself to invisible intelligent forces is a fools desire.

As for the spelling, throughout the decades I have seen the spelling of the subject vary: back when I was first investigating it myself while in high school in the 1980’s, it was spelled magick to differentiate it from the artists who practiced the entertainment variety. Now I do see the use of the word magic to describe this – and this is inaccurate. Anyhow, I have deduced over 30 years ago that the practice of magick could be dangerous if one had not first developed a fundamental psychic abilities through instruction in psychic technique, which would enable perception (however fundamental) of the invisible worlds. High Magick can be harmful: opening doors in the astral world when one is not spiritually and psychically prepared. Remember the simple truth – Like attracts Like: be careful what you desire. Of course, one has the right to practice high magick if so desired, but I must stress that this must be done with a competent and very experienced instructor, and only if one is morally and spiritually prepared.

Lately on one of our member’s forums, a beginner had asked the question if we of the order practice high magick and that the beginner had “interest in communing with demons”. This comment reeks of inexperienced ignorance – the members of the forum had responded with a collective “No” and had proceeded to explain that we all have the powers within us to enhance our consciousness and realize greater potential; but first we need to control our lower selves through ethics, pure thought, and that extremely important practice of meditation.

Personally, I have gained more in my esoteric life from meditation than any other avenue. Spirituality through my chosen religion has kept me accurate and protected from the left hand path. You have the right to worship what, how, or where you may; and I would suggest not to neglect religion as so many do today. Many cite organized religion as a means of control, so religion is now often rejected and viewed as a path for the gullible. This is accurate in our history, but not all religion is totalitarian: free agency and free thought is still very much promoted.

Gérard Encausse (better known as Papus), one of the founders of modern Martinism.

Gérard Encausse (better known as Papus), one of the founders of modern Martinism.

If the path or practice benefits you and others through your actions, then it is good. The simpler the path, the better: as the Buddha had finally found. He had experienced the two extremes of the opposite pillars, choosing the middle path of harmony. One of the fathers of Martinism, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin also referred to as “the unknown philosopher” had, in the complicated rituals of the the *theurgic practices of the Élus-Cohen in the 1770’s, suddenly stopped mid-ritual and shouted (paraphrase) “Why the complexity to know the Creator?!”. As Christian Rebissi stated in his article Martinism: History of a Traditional Order, “He [Saint-Martin] forsook theurgy—“the exterior way”—in favor of the benefits of “the interior way.” In fact, he considered theurgy to be dangerous, and angelic evocation far from infallible when conducted through “exterior” methods. We might even put into Saint-Martin’s mouth the following excerpt from a poem by Angelus Silesius, entitled Chérubinique:

Go away Seraphims, you cannot comfort me!
Go away angels and all that may be seen close to you;
I jump all alone into the un-created sea of pure Deity.

According to Saint-Martin, the implement and crucible of this mysterious
communion is the heart of humankind. He sought “to enter into the heart of the Divine and make the Divine enter his heart.”” (Rebissi, 2018).

So it is the inner work that brings us to higher potential, without the need for complex ritualistic practice. In this authors view, it is turning within via the practice of trained meditation that opens our perception, which enables one to learn the secrets of the Cosmic without risk, and in peaceful tranquility.

*To worship or commune with ritual. Catholic Mass is a form of theurgy. 


Rebissi, C. (2018). Martinism: History of a Traditional Order. Retreived April 8, 2018 from


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