The last of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2: Mov. 5 always brings the sounds of wedding bells, or a crowning of royalty, which brings solace. It is placed after Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”: Part II, Final Scene from Goethe’s “Faust”, Part II, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). This is meant to be … Continue reading The Solace of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” (No. 8: Part II & “Resurrection” Mov. 5: Part III and IV) | A Short Drama
“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”)
Circa Mea Pectora (“In My Heart”) is a love song in Latin and Middle High German, and the singing is put in the mouth of a man whose intentions were clearly not honorable. In a humorous and dramatic way as usual, lets say this represents an impure candidate’s ambitious and selfish intentions in their aspirations to … Continue reading Carl Orff: Circa Mea Pectora
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”
Lucia Popp sings “In Trutina” (Between Chastity and Love) in Carl Orff’s Carmina Baruna.
“You are my mind, bring me forth.You are my treasure-house, open for me.You are my fullness, take me to you.” THE PRAYER OF APOSTLE PAUL, NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY
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
“THERE are persons whose minds would be incapable of appreciating the intellectual grandeur of the ancients, even in physical science, were they to receive the most complete demonstration of their profound learning and achievements.” (ISIS UNVEILED, 1877, Vol. 1, pg. 461.) “Lo, warrior! now the cross of Red Points to the grave of the mighty dead; … Continue reading 17 Terms and Types of Practitioners Modern Theosophians Should Know
Orff › Ave Formosissima “Ave formosissima, gemma pretiosa, ave decus virginum, virgo gloriosa, ave mundi luminar, ave mundi rosa, Blanziflor et Helena, Venus, generosa!” “Venus, Venus, Venus — generosa (noble Venus)!” Venus, esoterically, the symbol of mystic Nature.
“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