July—September 2017

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 Law, Creativity and the PathEditorial
Esoteric philosophy requires that we learn to penetrate through to truth using the intuitive approach, rejecting literal interpretation of the written word, for the inner part of us naturally resonates with the vibration of truth that lies behind any form of words.

The Path and Divine Purpose – Djwhal Khul
This coming age will be as predominantly the age of group interplay, group idealism and group consciousness as the Piscean Age has been one of personality unfoldment and emphasis, personality focus and personality consciousness. Selfishness, as we now understand it, will gradually disappear, for the will of the individual will voluntarily be blended into the group will.

Escaping the Rings of Time: Discipleship, Time and Karma – Christine Morgan
As we plan our escape from the rings of time to live and work in the realm of subjective synthesis, it is vital that we keep a balanced perspective – our feet firmly on the ground, so that the magnitude of the vision doesn’t draw us into subtle forms of mysticism.

The Accepted Disciple and the Group – Sonja Fredberg
When we talk about the Path of Discipleship, we are essentially dealing with sensitivity. Not the emotional instability which is often associated with the word, but a gradual unveiling of inherent sensitive response to impression from different levels of awareness. This implies a steady development of a clear, and more and more subtle discernment and receptivity.

Establishing Right Human Relations – Sarah Murphy
As we practice detachment, not taking things personally and not assuming that we know what the Other is thinking or feeling, we begin to task ourselves with cultivating Right Speech. We begin to be careful with our words, which slows down our emotional reactivity. Our relationships increase in harmony.

The False Idea of Human Separation – John Rasmussen
The human power to love is antecedent to and far greater than our intellect. We may love far more than we know. The force of the commandment guides us to transcend thinking in favour of direct experience of God through pure love and intuition by concentrating wholly on the innermost Self with the entire strength of our loving heart, mind and soul.

The Seasonal Withdrawal from Maya, Glamour and Illusion – A Student
Every autumn, we can rake over the garden of the little self, clearing away the dead matter of yesterday. Evergreen forms due to remain are examined for their usefulness, harmony and beauty within the structure of the garden we are designing for the future.

Conflict in the Life of the Disciple – Wendy Boyd
The disciple may take some consolation from the following words: “This Principle of Conflict is a familiar one to every struggling aspirant and conditions his whole life, producing crises and tensions, sometimes almost past endurance; they indicate nevertheless rapid development and steady progress”.

Spiritual Impression and the Ballroom – Nancy Harrington
Sensitivity, both in ballroom dancing and meditation, is experienced through points of contact. Since dancing involves silent communication these points of contact are crucial for following the lead. With spiritual impression the points of contact are equally crucial and require shared participation.

Eglantyne Jebb and the Rights of the Children – Bette Stockbauer
Eglantyne Jebb was born into a family of privilege, but one that seemed always aware that the gifts it had been given were held in sacred trust for the upliftment of humanity. In her lifetime, she had influenced the rich and the poor, the prominent and the powerless, and put on the world agenda a statement of human rights that continues to teach the world that caring for the most tender and the most vulnerable of the earth is a testament to the human spirit in every nation and in every generation.

On the Path, at the Root of One of His Trees – Peter-John Stephens

Book Reviews

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