A great thing is the path to spiritual illumination. This is about your own spiritual journey. We need to know truth from falsity in order to protect your soul nature. Say you have a lovely disposition at home, and suddenly one of your family members gets troubled by something 'unknown'. The persons cannot communicate or talk with each other any longer and a fierce battle of thoughts ensues. The basic question when it comes to the soul is to sort out the truth.
A rule thumb from which we can gain a lot of security of thought is to use this simple technique. It is to use the technique of discernment. We also use it in the analysis of thoughts and also for sense phenomenon. This fine detail is mostly overlooked, and has consequences for anyone that will discover a truth for the soul must know how the the soul is in relationship to the thing it perceives. And a thought can be unreal just as well as any other illusion of the senses. As we train in thoughts, we discover how they have extensions and hidden powers and forces, such as warmth or feelings.
We must become aware so as, as we move along these thoughts, to open our inner eyes to see and to feel, or listen into this nature, and it reveals itself to us in the same way as we walk along a river or the feeling of sunshine to warm the skin it shines upon. The soul become affected by the things within it, and to some degree it can control the substances. This is the path you will travel down while you experience Spiritual Illumination and see what can be seen and know there what you can know.
It's a very deep lecture 0783. The perspective that sets the tone of what comes is our human condition and the paths of spiritual development that came to Christian Rosenkreutz. He had found wisdom, but he came to this curious fact ; he was alone and no way to go back....only forward, and forward raises the questions; what is this power in nature? The virgins tell him he he is chosen to sleep with one of them. And CR questions if he is on a path to perdition or salvation?
My answers in the lecture are clearly to state that nature although wild and perhaps even terrible, contains a book still to be opened and learned. These are the opening doors to our path into nature. And the lecture concentrates on transforming the human soul represented in identifying greed and money symbolized in gold. The remarkable statements come which reveal the real gold is brass, and a very significant perspective of the path and meaning in the symbolic nature of brass appears for us. And as we love reflection, that is silver, salt is the ideas we have in us that form from tears and sorrowing, and these 'flavor' not only our soul nature but have the power to make us attractive to the virgin spirits in nature represented in the virgins. And this salt is our path of salvation. The old man becomes reborn through the astrality of the virgins. They have the power to weave the soul and transform the old man into a young man. Brass is dull when it is not polished. We add the salt to the citrus juice - the symbol of the fruits of the virgins - and that is the formula to apply to the dull and faded soul nature. Nickel is mixed with the copper and nickel (monel) shines like silver and bright when joined together with the copper representing the blood. Nickel and tin (brass and bronze) represent how something of a lesser nature is ennobled and more beautiful and stronger the two become through joining. So the blood joins with pure virgin spirit in nature that has the will to grow as plants grow from the soil, and so copper and nickel are dynamic mixtures of the heavenly and earthly. The body of the aspirant is then represented in brass. The polishing is hard work with brass. And our we see it begin to shine and glow, our desire grows to keep working and to remove every defect with the polishing. Brass is hard and soft, so it is perfectly balanced. It does not excite our monetary greed, but it does excite our eyes to see it more valuable than the gold we would have to protect. The brass is the symbol of balance and strength. Male or Female figures made in polished brass glow as eternal figures before us as pillars of strength. Thus the students appear as they work upon the dullness and faded within them. The polish brass pieces in the hands of the ancient and forgotten represented the resurrection of the warrior as an immortal who is ready to speak when we stand underneath him to hear his strong voice from within the armour or behind the shield. We understand true might is protection of the living. These are mighty figures just down the path and in the castle nocks. Rosenkreutz goes and talks to them and hears many an answer from those souls there. Not in stone are those, for they did not die as later men, but went into spiritual realms waiting,and in their armour still adorned so. The virgins were also there in full living wonder as immortal and powerful goddesses in that castle. These images and thoughts make us to tremble inside too, as we ponder our paths today and seek real knowledge and truth for the present and future.
Hi, Eugene! As I’ve been studying these lectures again, some questions have come up. Is any chance you could explain some more about the topic/section titled “The Realm of the Virgins the Christian Rose Cross”. Specially the part about, “The alchemy of higher spiritual development as reflected in silver, gold, copper and brass. The path of our spiritual development to shine the soul. The roles of salt, water, and soap to drive the changes in brass to develop it.” For example, are there specific soul qualities associated with silver, gold, copper and brass? What does salt, water and soap do to drive changes in brass? What does that feel like? What does that look like?
I would love to hear more insights on this! Thank you!
I would love to hear more insights on this! Thank you!