Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Discover it in you — the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we Continue reading Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

Alan Watts on the limited symbolic ideas about God affecting human behavior, the problem of the paternalistic concept of God, the feminine property in Eastern metaphysics, and the self-contradiction of the idea that real power is force. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best Continue reading Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

The Decade and Matrix in Theosophy and the Pythagorean Science of Numbers

From the INFINITE SPACE (the No Number, ZERO) preceded all the numbers, which contain in the DECADE (ten)†, all the Universe. That which the ancients called FATHER-MOTHER, is the visible, and invisible expanse of NIGHT beyond the earth and sky, i.e., Space and Substance. It is the Universal MATRIX (Devimatri), from which all her spawn (Nebula, Suns, Stars, and Planets) were gradually born. They Continue reading The Decade and Matrix in Theosophy and the Pythagorean Science of Numbers

17 Terms and Types of Ancient and Medieval Mystics and Practitioners You Should Know and What they Truly Mean

These are 17 terms and types of practitioners from Antiquity to the Middle Ages described in detail. It is important to understand first, what the term Theosophy refers to and why the reader considering themselves a free and aspiring theosophist desires to understand all of this history and one’s relation to it and its studies. Continue reading 17 Terms and Types of Ancient and Medieval Mystics and Practitioners You Should Know and What they Truly Mean

The Practical Basis of Spiritual Illumination

“To fully define Theosophy, we must consider it under all its aspects. The interior world has not been hidden from all by impenetrable darkness. By that higher intuition acquired by Theosophia — or God-knowledge, which carried the mind from the world of form into that of formless spirit, man has been sometimes enabled in every age Continue reading The Practical Basis of Spiritual Illumination