LESSONS OF THE GOLDEN DAWN
INTRODUCTORY LESSON II
and his endeavor to satisfy the inner thirst for wisdom and to know himself in
reality seeks the consciousness of the Creator of all this solar system.
that there is not life beyond this solar system, but we, ourselves, at this
present time, do not know and do not understand too much beyond our own
household -- beyond the body of God, the Nameless One.
great teachers and prophets down through the ages have formed schools and orders
under the direct and divine revelation of the “White Brotherhood”, which
operates and exists in a realm of life of which, at the present time, a
description would not be recognizable or understandable to you until you have
had certain spiritual experiences.
forming of these orders was very definitely of great value to mankind.
They were for three things: (1)
They helped to service the already acquired knowledge of the human race
scientifically. (2) They were able
to guide the consciousness of man in his evolution by direction of the Brothers.
(3) They were able to personally help those who learned faster and were
ahead of their time in understanding and in spiritual development to gain
greater understanding and attain their divine freedom.
were able to guide the religions of the world so that every race and peoples
could gain the fulfillment of their purpose in life.
Regardless of their mistakes and errors, they still left this earth with
better and higher levels of understanding.
may buy many books and read much. But,
as it is said in the Bible, “The spirit wearies of much reading”, which is
to tell man that action is necessary with the reading and that he must put it
into action in his everyday life.
are obtainable today on how to improve your wealth and how to move into greater
and higher development in Yoga, the Essene teachings, the teachings of the
Rosicrucian Order and many other great schools which have served humanity in
such a wonderful way.
we are now entering the “New Age”. This is the day of the Christ. This is
the beginning of the Judgment. This is the day when man shall only be able to
live with some under- standing of thinking beyond what we call physical sight.
in other days, we spent several years in attaining illumination or realization,
today, we are working in an atmosphere of the earth, which is, compared to the
olden times of even 50 years ago, charged with energy and power increased four
or five hundred percent. Our
atmosphere is much less dense than was that of even the earlier 1900’s.
is a scientific fact. Our earth
bodies -- our physical bodies -- are much more sensitive, less dense, and
getting more and more soul.
Bible says that there shall be a new heaven and a new earth.
This we are conscious of. This
is why the comparatively new holy order of
mans was formed, from which these teachings are set forth.
For, it is from both the occult and the mystic orders that these are
promulgated and from those things gained through revelation and proven.
is no longer necessary that man spend seven or eight years to gain spiritual
realization. It may be done through
a Christian teacher in from one to two years. A man once said, we may discover a
man at what he is and his prudence by his undertaking.
In his goodness and justice by his deportment.
In his grace and judgment of his acts.
In his promise by his integrity.
In his modesty by his recreation.
In his temperance by his pleasure.
In his judgment by the order of his affairs.
man also said, “He who considers his own discipline, not as a vain ostentation
of science, but as a law and rule of life, and who obeys his own decree and
observes his own regimen that he has prescribed, follows the law of Christian
understanding of god
we speak of God, we are speaking of a great fluent mind millions of miles
across, the size or our own solar system, which has intelligence far beyond the
concepts of man, as yet, and which works and lives in the ultimate of peace and
joy, and which does, each day, the thing which you, as students, are seeking to
He, or it, works within itself. This means that it is both male and female and that now man is learning to understand the balances of the reality the same as the Creator does.
is also learning to control his own organs within his own substance and is
radiating power within as well as without.
if this be the evening in which you are reading this lesson, go to your window
and look -- not at the stars of the Milky Way, but those of Venus, Mars, Saturn,
and Mercury. Then get a book on
astronomy and see their motion. Understand
this, and you will understand the works and the physical manifestations of the
body of it -- or Great Creator, the
Nameless One, Allah.
this too simple? Or, must you be
confused in order to be happy? This
is he of which it speaks in the
first chapter of Genesis -- he made
man in His own image.
we speak of the Spirit, we mean that which motivates all life, color, sound and
matter. We are talking
about the Spirit of God. We are
talking about how things react and work in the physical world and in what we
call the non-physical world, or unseen. For
this is the demonstrated personality of God, the Spirit.
at the world personality and understand God’s nature.
Having use of the reality of these things, you will have an opportunity
to understand not only those laws governing what we call spiritual things, but
also, the basic things of scientific matters.
our next lesson, we shall take up those things of the Spirit and vibration.
But for now, you should meditate on what we have just discussed.
quiet and just think about this description of God.
Know that you actually have within you, also, the knowledge contained
within the mind of the Father. But
you have separated this center of intelligence from yourself, because of your
trying to believe in the old colloquialism, “Seeing is believing”--closing
your eyes and ears to greater truth and realization.
the vibration of the Father’s mind can be picked up through your instruments
in your vehicle and understood.
the 23rd Psalm.