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Note: Many of the e-books in this library are several hundred pages long and include illustrations. It takes a minimum of a high-speed DSL or cable modem to download many of them. i.e. Mackey's Masonry Defined takes 3 minutes just to download the text. A Message from our Librarian Max Heindel - Rosicrucian Mysteries_An Elementary Exposition of their Secret Teachings
Liber AL vel Legis sub figurâ CCXX as delivered by XCIII = 418 to DCLXVI A∴A∴ Publication in Class A Introduction
sub figura XXX The Book of the Balance 0. Learn first - Oh thou who aspirest unto our ancient Order! - that Equilibrium is the basis of the Work. If thou thyself hast not a sure foundation, whereon wilt thou stand to direct the forces of Nature?
its purpose is to state our position concerning the state of the world today and to reveal what seems worrisome to us about its future. As our past brethren did in their time, we likewise wish to appeal for more humanism and spirituality, for we are convinced that the individualism and materialism now prevailing in modern societies cannot bring to humanity the happiness which it rightfully desires. This Positio will undoubtedly seem alarmist to some, but, as the saying goes: "Who is so deaf or so blind as is he that willfully will neither hear nor see." Today's humanity is both troubled and bewildered.
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pages 1-13 'The Path' and pages 14-19 'Meaning of the Symbol' Voice of Isis - by the Order of Christian Mystics - 1926 Voice of ISIS: CHAPTER XXXIV. The Meaning of the Symbol The Seal consists of a double triangle inscribed in a circle, with an open Eye in the center and three five pointed stars in the spaces between the sides of the triangle and the circle. The circle represents Boundless Space and limitless Time in Eternity.
In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks, ending the Byzantine empire. This date also marks the beginning of the Renaissance, since the waves of Greek refugees spread knowledge of Greek throughout Europe. Included with the newly available Greek manuscripts were the Corpus Hermetica, Plotinus, and the works of the Neoplatonists. Shortly thereafter in 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the Jews from Spain. This sent waves of Jewish refugees throughout Europe, spreading knowledge of Hebrew and of the Kabbalah. Renaissance philosophers sought to integrate these traditions with the view of unifying the rapidly disintegrating religious factions and also ending the constant political strife.