Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουνίου 2012

J.V. Rijckenborgh & Catharose de Petri



The Three Temples (by Jan Van Rijckenborgh)

"The Order has three temples. A temple is a place of work, a place of service in which one works very hard indeed. The first temple is the temple of faith: of insight and self-surrender. The second temple is the temple of hope: of sanctification and re-creation. The third temple is the temple of love: of fulfilment.
In the first temple the old person gives himself up to the Gnosis, to the sanctifying forces of Christ.In the second temple he perishes through the enduristic life, while at the same time the new man, the other one, the immortal one, arises. In the third temple the work is completed and the feast of victory and the feast of entry are celebrated. Every pupil has to pass through these three temples, these three places of work."

From : 
The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross, Volume I


"The human being suffers the afflictions of delusion.
He is tormented by unreality.
He lives in time, but time is a fiction, and thus he does not live in the absolute sense.
Yet, buried deep in his microcosm, a tiny spark is left of the Original.
And if that tiny spark has not yet been entirely extinguished, a call can resound in him, like a voice from afar; a call to return to the original nature, which still exists in all its pristine glory, and in which the Spirit can be active, is active."

From : 
The Living Word, by Catharose de Petri
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