64. EL, Oslo, 6-18-'10
In ancient mystery
schools, candidates resolved to devote their incarnation entirely to
initiation, for it was a do or die procedure. They had to undergo
trials that required great courage. Terrifying things were shown that
killed some of them. But if they survived, they had come to the other
shore and were reborn. They had descended to the God within them, had
encountered drives, desires and passions in their bodies and had
passed the test. Then they would say of themselves: Ex Deo
nascimur. Well, one could ask: Does this evil that one encounters
on the way to the inner God also come from the Gods? Here we must
tell ourselves that it was originally something divine which we made
into something evil.
Men trod the path of ecstasy
in the Druidic mysteries. The candidate united himself with the spirit
that worked everywhere in nature: Per Spiritum Sanctum
These two paths are united
in the Rosicrucian path, that is, what's good for us is taken from both.
One can no longer initiate a modern unconsciously. Since the breaking in
of the Christ-principle, a man must be there with his waking
The meditations that the
masters of wisdom and of the harmony of feelings have given us are all
directed towards the Christ, even if his name doesn't occur in
them. The words: In the pure rays of light are arranged in
such a way that if one makes oneself deaf and blind for one's
immediate environment, one slowly lifts one's etheric body out
of the physical one, and thereby one unites oneself with the
Christ-etheric aura, which is now our earth's aura. If we would
lift ourselves out of the body without our meditation's
content, then our soul would be alone with itself. But now it's
permeated by Christ and it experiences what Paul called “I
live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me.”
In the pure love for all
beings. These words remind us that all soul things are woven out
of love. This meditation is a slow dying of the lower ego. And we
have the connection between the two paths in this dying into Christ
and coming to life in him in: In Christo morimur.
It's a conscious coming to life in the Christ spirit.
That's why we've added the word Sanctum to the
words Per Spiritum.