Glossary

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Abraxas

Gnostic indication for God’s universal being of love – for example in the teachings of Apollo Tiano (Nuctemeron) Read more...

Abstinence

Part of the Qatar initiation process. Novitiate that served to find out if the Qatar (Albigensian) neophyte is able to continue the initiation process or cannot go on, due to health issues or moral weakness. Read more...

Alchemical wedding

Medieval Rosicrucians used this term implicitly for the process of transfiguration from soul being to spirit-soul being. Read more...

Andreae, Johann Valentin

An outstanding figure, monk of 17th century Rosicrucians. The author of The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and other works. The ‘Wedding’ implicitly describes all aspects of the candidate walking the path of transfiguration. Read more...

Aquarius-radiation

During the stellar year of Aquarius the Earth has entered the influence range of the Aquarius zodiac sign, which means among others that a rapidly intensifying radiation begins to manifest, interfering in a corrective way with everything that does not cooperate with God’s great cosmic plan... Read more...

Arch-Gnosis

The arch-Gnosis of Hermes: the expression refers to the fact that each truly gnostic activity of the present age of humanity originated from the primordial fountain of the Egyptian Gnosis, and that every gnostic redeeming work is rooted in the ancient wisdom that man can only become free through... Read more...

Archeus

The nervous ether, nerve fluid, astral power that the pineal gland attracts into the human system and that exactly suits the given being. Read more...

Archons

Concentration of power coming from man’s thoughts and mental capacity for creation. If the mental image becomes manifest and it remains to be the object of our personal and group mental efforts, it will begin to grow. In a given moment it will even dominate its creator: man will become obsessed by... Read more...

Astral body

The third from the four bodies of the dialectic human, in other words emotional or desire body. It pervades the material (physical body) and the ethereal (life) body, it is made of a finer matter than these. In average it goes half a meter beyond the material body. Emotions and feelings, wishes and... Read more...

Auric being

Man’s aura-sky, with power centers and focus points that store man’s entire karma, the sennit of his destiny. Our earthly, mortal being is the projection of this sky, therefore this sky determines our being. It carries the entire burden of the fallen microcosm. This is the old sky that has to pass... Read more...

Authades

A term from the Pistis Sophia, the Gnostic gospel of Valentinus, meaning the unholy intent of man born from matter. The will of common nature as we received and own it in our nature-born state, fully focused on maintaining this nature, it cannot enable us to live a life of liberation. Read more...

Biological consciousness

The normal consciousness of the dialectic system is the consciousness of self. This biological, natural consciousness must not be considered as man’s highest spiritual aspect. Read more...

Breathing space

The force field where the life of the personality becomes possible. Part of the microcosm, a mediator between the auric being and the personality. It is entirely aligned to the personality with its activity attracting and repelling forces and matter, in order to be maintained by the personality. Read more...

C. R. C.

The traditional Latin abbreviation of the name of Christianus Rosae Crucis, i.e. Christian Rosenkreutz. It refers to the man who has found his way back to the state of true, immortal existence through transfiguration. The seven stages of the path are detailed in the book entitled The Alchemical... Read more...

Carpet

“Standing on the carpet” is an expression of the true freemasons which signifies the inner attitude of the student who is striving to fulfil the fivefold universal Gnosis in himself through his total devotion and perseverance. See also: tetragon Read more...

Catharose De Petri

The grand master of the Young Gnostic Brotherhood (1902-1990). Together with Jan van Rijckenborgh, Catharose de Petri held the spiritual leadership of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. She fulfilled her own task in terms of spiritual development and the worldwide expansion of the work of the Spiritual... Read more...

Celestial ship

This is how the Gnostic living body is called in the Egyptian Arch Gnosis. This is the arc that the Genesis, the first book of Moses speaks about. This is the body built from the liberating forces, joined with the Universal Gnostic Chain, which serves the harvest of the crops ripened for the end of... Read more...

Chakra

The Sanskrit word means wheel or cycle referring to a certain period in which the wheel of time is turning. Regarding the human body, chakra refers to the gate connecting the different bodies of the human personality. The astral forces flowing in can be admitted through these gates or chakras. In... Read more...

Christ force

The force that explains the universal wisdom and gives man the chance to return to the ancient source of life. The germ of this liberating force lies as a seed in every human, this is where the new soul can spring from. The Christ force is the connecting element between the human returning to the... Read more...

Conference spaces

Meeting points of the modern Spiritual School home and abroad, where there are regular international gatherings with hundreds of participants. The conferences are always fully devoted to the different aspects and practical implementation of the liberating doctrine. See also: focal points Read more...

Consolamentum

The old Brotherhood –the Qatars- applied two forms of the consolamentum: that of the dying, which provided them consolation and peace; and the consolement of the ones returning home alive, of the initiates. Read more...

Cosmocrators

Seven vast natural beings, in a close connection with the origin of creation. They maintain the fundamental cosmic natural laws and their scope, form the Seven-fold spirit of universal manifestation. See also: Pimander Read more...

Counter-nature

Our dialectic living space (see dialectics) where the fallen humanity, detached from spirit, God, is living its life of stubbornness. Evil that characterizes everything here and which we try to fight with the same stubbornness, has developed in this life which is independent of God’s cosmic order... Read more...

Demiurgos

Spirit being originating from the Father God, he created the world from the ancient matter made by God. Demiurgos is equal to the Word, the World Soul, the Son of God. He is also called universal master builder. Read more...

Demon

The natural eons created by the blind galloping of the fallen humanity are called demons, similar to astral power principles created by man’s intellectual brain activity. Read more...

Dialectical

Related to dialectics. See also Dialectics Read more...

Dialectics

Our present life space where everything only exists with its opposite. Day and night, light and dark, joy and sorrow, youth and old age, good and bad, life and death. These are inseparable, one is unavoidably followed by the other, thus one creates the other. This fundamental law submits everything... Read more...

Divine spirit

Man’s central spirit is the original seed of consciousness, the seed of the true, immortal human. Divine spirit is the positive pole of the Monad. The celestial personality was disbanded due to the fall and being banished to the present dialectic living space, and the central spirit seed lost its... Read more...

Endura

The path of shattering the self, disbanding the self, the golden death, when man surrenders to the Other inside him, to the true, immortal human, the inner Christ . That’s why the apostle Paul says “I stand through daily death”, the practice of “He, the heavenly other must grow while I descend so... Read more...

Eons

The eons are clouds of archons with the same vibration. If we regard archons as smaller, mainly planetary nature gods, then it is clear that an eon should be a universal, intercosmic-size nature god. Every thought, feeling, desire and will of the fallen man – even the ones regarded as good! –... Read more...

Ephesian

The searching human who longs for truly being lifted, purified, and is walking the path of goodness on this level of being. However, he soon discovers here that this path has a defined climax, highest level, absolute limit that the man of the world cannot go beyond. Who has been able to reach this... Read more...

Etheric body

Etheric body (or life body): the personality’s vehicle, body of fine substance in which the energy of life is expressed. The etheric body is what shapes the material body which is built up according to the power lines in the different subtler bodies. This structure is what gives life to the matter... Read more...

Fivefold Universal Gnosis

The summary of the five stages on the path leading to life – that manifests in every serious student: Liberating insight Dynamic eagerness for salvation Total surrender of the dialectic intent to the New Soul Positive new way of life Resurrection in the new living space Read more...

Focal points

The different spiritual work stations, conference spots of the Western European Mystery School occurring in the outside world as Lectorium Rosicrucianum, where the light forces of the Gnosis work strongly concentrated. Such focal points can be found in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Hungary... Read more...

Foyer Catharose De Petri

Significant focus point of the Western European Mystery School in Caux, Switzerland, above the Lake of Geneva. Read more...

Free workshop

Magnetic cosmic body that was created in and through the radiation power of the Gnosis, so the forces of the nature of death cannot influence or harm it. Read more...

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