Life in Sleep

Gurdjieff claimed that people cannot perceive reality in their current states because they do not possess a unified consciousness but rather live in a state of a hypnotic “waking sleep”.

“Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies.”


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Guns and cause

Is the problem guns?
Is it the pharmaceutical drugs?
I think the problem goes much deeper than that: the resulting anxiety, stress, and diminished support upon our youth from the breakup of the family – the basic unit of society.
…and the dark materialism of this age.


Florida school shooting (AP)

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A view on high magick








…Many of these methods involve weird rituals or terribly
complicated trance states …the reason for this is because many people do not understand the magical aspects of our inner psyche and therefore think they must partake in highly complex and complicated procedures in order to perform something that is in actuality a quite natural process.

John Kreiter

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What do Rosicrucians think of religion?

Rosicrucians do not lean toward any religion; although we do acknowledge all paths that are beneficial to the human race for personal moral and spiritual growth. Most religious dogma has been created by man: based upon a philosophy. The great avatars that the Divine has sent to us (Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Muhammad, Jesus, and Zoroaster to name a few) have presented humanity PHILOSOPHY: they did not desire to be the object of worship – it is humanity that has turned much of the precious philosophies into religion.

As Rosicrucians, we strive to become one with Divinity through the study of the philosophy of natural law without the bonds of religion; although we are each free to follow a religious system if FB_IMG_1467937909387we so desire. We refer to the Divine as the “God of our Heart“. We do this via rigorous meditation and spiritual practices to strengthen the spiritual (psychic) centers dormant within each of us, which will eventually lead us to a state of Cosmic Consciousness and Peace Profound (Nirvana).

In the 10th initiate degree of our studies we learn about the major world religions. Within this particular cycle, we take an oath to never condemn any religious path and to defend any slander or action against any faith: as most faiths are indeed a spiritual path to the Divine for most people and a way of peace. After all, most people going to church, a synagogue, or a mosque are simply trying to become better people.  We are a community that promotes peace and harmony among all. Contention within theology is evil – and evil is simply something that is opposite of growth.  That being said, a great evil among us today is religious fundamentalism. It is not this or that religion that is the cause of suicide bombings and terrorism: it is fundamentalist thinking. This type of rationale must be avoided in one’s spiritual quest. Fundamentalism suppresses learning and growth and keeps one in encultured darkness.

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes”. 2 Timothy 2:23

There is an old saying: “Philosophy presents questions that may never be answered. Religion presents answers that may never be questioned”. May we ever strive to balance reason of the mind and faith of the heart; and to work towards the Rosicrucian goal of a universal faith for all.

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Words of Levi

maguscumpasSpirits purified by trial are emancipated from the laws of weight, and they soar above the atmosphere of tears; others grovel in darkness and are those who manifest to the weak or criminal. All who are liberated from the miseries of material life come back no more to contemplate its crimes or share its errors: once is truly enough.

Eliphas Levi
The History of Magic.
P. 145

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Secret of the Pyramids and Coral Castle

The power of electromagnetic force:

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Words of Warning for the initiate


A writer on the subject of the evolution of the soul has well given the following words of warning:

“The awakening of the intellect in man does not necessarily make him a better being. While it is true that the unfolding of a higher faculty gives an upward tendency to man, it is also true that some men are so closely wrapped in the folds of the animal sheath—so steeped in the material side of things—that the awakened intellect only tends to give them increased powers to gratify their low desires and inclinations. Man, if he chooses, may excel the beasts in bestiality—he may descend to depths of which the beast never would have thought. The beast is governed solely by instinct, and his actions, so prompted, are perfectly natural and proper, and the animal is not to be blamed for following the impulses of his nature. But man, in whom intellect has unfolded, knows that it is contrary to his highest nature to descend to the level of the beasts—yea, lower by far. He adds to the brute desires the cunning and intelligence which have come to him, and deliberately prostitutes his higher principle to the task of carrying out the magnified animal propensities. Very few animals abuse their desires—it is left for some men to do so. The higher the degree of intellect unfolded in a man, the greater the depths of low passions, appetites, and desires possible to him. He may actually create new brute desires, or rather, build edifices of his own upon the brute foundations. It is unnecessary for us to state that all occultists know that such a course will bring certain consequences in its train, which will result in the soul having to spend many weary years in retracing its steps over the backward road it has trodden. Its progress has been retarded, and it will be compelled to retravel the road to freedom, in common with the beastlike natures of undeveloped creatures whose proper state of the journey it is, having an additional burden in the shape of the horror of a consciousness of its surroundings, whereas its beast-companions have no such consciousness and suffer not therefrom. If you can imagine the feeling of a cultured, civilized man being compelled to dwell among the African Bushmen for many years, with a full recollection of his past living in civilization, you may form a faint idea of the fate in store for one who deliberately sinks his higher powers to the accomplishment of low ends and desires. But even for such a soul there is escape—in time.”

The Human Soul occupies a place of great trials and struggles between two conflicting forces. On the one hand is the force of the lower animal nature, striving to pull it downward into the plane of the Animal Soul and urging him to employ his newly awakened intellectual powers on the lower plane. On the other hand is the awakening forces of the higher spiritual nature, striving to draw him upward into a consciousness of his relationship to the All, and urging him to open his intellect to the inflow of the higher vibrations of spiritual consciousness and to turn his faculties to the carrying out of the dictates of the higher portion of himself.

Magus Incognito

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