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Potentially, no, rather in reality, the Deity is manifested in an earthly likeness, says Boehme. For it is out of the question that the great miracle of the Arcanum, or the hidden secret, can be opened in the world of angels. After all, that angelic world was born entirely within, and out of love. What is within and breathes in the Love, only knows bliss, but not the force of desire, and therefore cannot do otherwise than spread God’s love, and in that way it supports the lower realms. But in this earthly world, where love and wrath (or resistance and anger) are mixed, in this world the miracle is possible! Therein a human being can be born twice! Boehme continues: ‘And in this world the twofold birth is possible - the miracle can take place. For the whole outer being longs strongly for the inner one. It searches for its primeval image. It longs for freedom, to be liberated from his restrictions, that is: the ignorance of the other two elements. It is as if Jacob Boehme realises that this is getting too complicated for us. Therefore he concludes by explaining it thus: ‘You do understand that all forms in nature long for the Light? Because this longing produces the oil (he means: the substance) wherein the Light can burn and be known, for it stems originally from meekness.’ Thus, first of all we need to know about our own life, which is lived in the middle of the fire, for life burns in fire. And then, secondly, we need to immerse ourselves in the longing of, and for, the Love that originally arose from the Word and goes up to the highest heaven, the atmosphere of the angels, of the pure souls, where the heart of God goes out to us in great force, in a great longing for us, and thus He pulls us into his mystery. And thirdly we need to study and fath-

om the ‘magical kingdom’ of this world, for that also burns within us and submerges us in its Force, into its wonders, for it must reveal itself! For the human being has been created, has been brought forth, so that he may reveal this great threefold mystery, and bring the miracle to the Light, and give it form, according to the eternal wisdom. This is how Jacob Boehme stated it. Aren’t these words wonderfully close to the words of the classical Rosycross order? It is as if we are allowed a different, knowing view into the burial temple where the brothers Rosycross came across the unblemished body of Christian Rosycross, the matrix of the new human being. Let us, with this treasure in hand, remain very practical. We stand in a torn world, and there is little to be seen around us of a glorious and harmonic world. But this was also the case with Boehme in his age! In his time and surroundings the all-destroying Thirty Year War raged. On top of that all his life he suffered attacks on his work, on his person and on his integrity. Yet he kept on pointing to these revelations, and testified of the profound truths of Life and the Kingdom - of the small as well as the Great world. We rise above all disharmony, all turmoil of battle, if we understand these three principles: 1. That we only have to observe. That is the meaning of ‘witnessing’. 2. That there is a guiding spirit, a principal element that is a thousand fold more secure and loving that our own spirit, and encompasses it entirely. 3. That the mirror can reflect the miracle of creation, because the alchemist – which we are as pupils of the spirit – makes all forces flow together harmoniously. As we are reborn in the inner world, the Spiritual School offers to serve and guide us by means of its living body. It pulls us, magnetically, into its Mystery. Secondly: In return this School trusts us entirely, in the measure wherein we allow the depth of our search to descend into our personal deepest primeval origin. The primeval origin, the Ungrund, where we no longer experience the positive and negative, the fires of mercy and resistance as terrifying limitations, but as the manifesting forces of creation. Who looks into that mirror sees the Deity and the eternal Source of Power, which also burn within him. Thirdly the new idea dawns on us that this exceptional earthly life is here to overshadow us, within and without, above and below, entirely in the miracle of the kingdom which, as we now know, is threefold, as our soul, our microcosm is threefold. It is an eye, that perceives. It is a spirit, which guides and leads and it is a mirror of all the forces in the world. Recreate the world, your world, with the help of the threefold magic of the kingdom. Make your life complete. Not at a later date, not at any other place, no, in the eternity that is today. And know: there is a star from far away, burning in peace that watches over you.

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The eye and the witness

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A true Rosicrucian Three animals has he tamed: The lion, hence his patience; The bear, hence his friendliness; The snake of his lower nature...

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A true Rosicrucian Three animals has he tamed: The lion, hence his patience; The bear, hence his friendliness; The snake of his lower nature...

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