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The Sunday of Roses!

The Sunday of Roses!

by Friend Tazo -
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Dear Friends and Students,  Rosicrucian student, rejoice on this day! It is the called the Sunday of Roses!  You may ask: Why Roses?   For an Esotericist - one who studies the hidden spiritual bodies of the human being and nature - Spiritual Roses actually are found in the Higher Astral Plane when the student empties his or her clouded astral nature of Desire Substance which cloud it, and which also attracted Demonic entities into the Aura and interrupt the human chakra centers . When, through doing our special Rosicrucian exercises to purify the Astral Body,  there will appear a shining river, which the soul can walk upon, and every thought that emanates from the mouth turns to Flower-like forms with a definite rose-hue, only much more beautiful in the astral light.

The Prophetic History of the Festival

 Long ago when the popes still understand the meaning of this day read the prophecies of Isaiah 6 regarding the meeting of the Mother on the River.

Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

 In our Teaching, this is the Stream of the Life-spirit which forms as a river from the solar center.  This center, if it is activated by lower passions, will in turn awaken the dragon forces submerged, as it were, in the depths of the human soul nature and awakens to consume the life-forces of the child spirit born there.  But he who 'Overcomes! I will make as Pillar in the Temple of God." Revelation 3. This 'Pillar' is for the Esotericist, a 'cone' which forms from the Breath, and becomes a secret serpent-fire rainbow serpent, and arises for the student as the 'measure' for building the new soul nature and protective tunnel of specially formed astrality made of sound, akasha-aether, and light.

 See John 7:38  "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

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From Wikipedia:

This Sunday is currently also known as Mothering Sunday, Refreshment Sunday, mid-Lent Sunday (in French mi-carême) and Rose Sunday (either because the golden rose sent by Popes to Catholic sovereigns used to be blessed at this time, or because the use of rose-colored rather than violet vestments was permitted on this day).

Historically, the day was also known as "the Sunday of the Five Loaves," from the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Before the adoption of the modern "common lectionaries", this narrative was the traditional Gospel reading for this Sunday in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Old Catholic churches.

The station church at Rome for this day was Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, one of the seven chief basilicas; the Golden Rose, sent by Popes to Catholic sovereigns, used to be blessed at this time and for this reason the day was sometimes called Dominica de Rosa.

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Re: The Sunday of Roses!

by Linda Hart -
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Thank you for this post. 

For many of us Lent feels like a 6 Sunday countdown beginning, perhaps, with Pancake Day, something more accessible than Ash Wednesday. 

And These less known nuances allow us to enhanced our efforts to add quality to this under appreciated spiritual festival. 

Linda 🌲

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