catharose de petri (6)



What is imperfect will become perfect.

What is crooked will become straight.

What is empty will become full.

What is worn out will become new.


With little, ‘It' is gained.

With much, one deviates from ‘It'.


That is why the sage holds fast to the One,

and in this way makes himself into an example for the world.

Not seeking to shine, he is enlightened.

Not overrating himself, he is distinguished.

Not boasting, he has merit.

Not wanting to be first, he is superior.

Standing in non-conflict,

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By 1930, Catharose de Petri had joined the enterprising, idealistic circle of friends that had been formed around the two brothers Z.W. Leene and J. Leene; at that time, she also saw the new, spiritual ideal and the building of the group before her. She explicitly expressed that she had her own task which, at age of 28, she had received from the Brotherhood, namely ‘from the bonafide Order of the Holy Rosycross’. Although she initially saw no benefit in the formation of a group, the two brother

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Preface by J.R. Ritman

Foreword by the author

Introduction to the book


  1. Nature soul and world heart
  2. You yourself are the turning point. The Haarlem years: the first circle of development. The influence of a Haarlem minister: A.H. de Hartog. Jakob Boehme’s axiom as inner guideline. De Hartog’s social commitment. What does it mean, forming the turning point yourself.
  3. The spiritual line. The world work begins 187
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The founders of the International School of the Golden Rosycross wrote dozens of books about universal teachings that are still available in print in several languages. In some of them they convey prophesies about truth. Despite all the fake news In todays world, we see these come true. In fact it is not about predictions or forecasts, but about the the results of the assignment of the inner man and the unfolding of the divine plan.

Catharose de Petri (1902-1990) in The Seal of Renewal (chapter

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In 1823 the first translation into a Western language of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching was published by the French author, Abel Remusat. He made this ancient Chinese text known to the Western world, and since then, an almost unending stream of translations and commentaries have been produced in attempts to make its brief but very profound contents intelligible for Western people.

Nevertheless, as far as we know, there has never been a commentary o

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Jan van Rijckenborgh was born in 1896 in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in an orthodox reformed family. In 1968, he died in Santpoort, near Haarlem. As an adolescent, he already showed a great interest in religious issues, particularly in the practical application of religion in everyday life. The hypocrisy and untruthfulness of many people around him -- being pious on Sunday, but living unscrupulously during the rest of the week, deceiving their neighbours and occupying themselves with gossip and s

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