JULY 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: SUPERSTITION & ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

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There is a darkness of the mind that pervades those who entertain superstitious ideas and affirm them to be true.  This is the way of the Black School of Magick, as its rank and file are made to serve its hierarchy.  From the perspective of the White School, the symbols are turned upside down and the people are ruled by ‘the fear of God.’  And in a society of these dark minds, it should not be surprising that a strong anti-intellectual movement will have its day.

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JUNE 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: DUTY

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The nature of the Will involved in the Thelemic motto: ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law’ is that we are not talking about ‘do what you want’, but of an important responsibility to come to the Gnosis of who and what you are.  We each have a duty to ourselves, our families, friends and employer, as well as our neighbors and our community.  This all needs to be well-thought out and acted upon.

APRIL/MAY 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: PRAYER & RITUAL

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The twice-lost sermon is presented here.  In both April and May we tried to broadcast our monthly Rosicrucian Mass, with the Internet failing us.  And because of no broadcast, we offered the same sermon to our attending congregation; both sermons not being recorded because of the broadcast failure.  So looking into a camera on my desk, I recorded this sermon for our archive.

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MARCH 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: THE CREATION OF SELF

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Consciousness emerges in the human being, which immediately continues to establish its beingness.  The evolution of the individualized consciousness grows our bodies and forcibly takes itself into a physical, social and astral space.  If the key to Will is action, then it is this action that is the evidence for Self.  To get to an intimate awareness of this human function is the key to meaning in our lives, which connects us to a Universe of Love.  And as poetic as that sounds, we add to the poetry by describing this experience as the Knowledge & Conversation of thine Holy Guardian Angel.

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FEBRUARY 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: THE THREE AGES

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The confusing of time with the ontological unfolding of consciousness is difficult for many to grasp.  Even great minds will forgo an understanding of this in order to build a dogmatic structure that is counter-Gnostic.  But when one understands Aeons, not as markers of time, but markers of human consciousness, one opens one’s mind to a greater understanding of both the self and the Universe we live in.

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JANUARY 2016 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: MYTHOS, PARADIGM & EGREGORE

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An egregore complements the concepts of mythos and paradigm.  The egregore is a thought-form that is usually generated by a society of minds and generates various gods and the cultures that form for a society of minds.  Mythos is also developed to help both the society and the individual to understand itself; him or herself.  Together they generate the operational paradigm that facilitates social interaction.

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DECEMBER 2015 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: IMMORTALITY

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Immortality is a most subtle concept that because the Lord of Magick presides over it, the Trickster is given room to play.  Too many over the centuries have either assumed its eventuality or mislead themselves into a belief in the immortality of the body; particularly the Alchemists.  But also, Christians, Muslims and Jews for the most part, hold a faith that assumes their souls are already immortal and only have reward or punishment for a consequence.  Note then that every scripture and alchemical picture has promised but never delivered any immortality of the body, which would be a defiance of the law of Mother Nature herself and thus, would be defiling the body of the Goddess!

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NOVEMBER 2015 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: PROPHECY & PRAETER-HUMAN COMMUNICATION

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One strong mark of praeter-natural contact is that the words produced elicit ‘fresh fever from the skies.’  Such words inspire the soul to wonder and joy and act as living spirits in themselves.  And yet, the source of these words comes from the ‘Silent Self’ within each of us and has been called the Augoeides and the Holy Guardian Angel.  Contact with this mystery is synchronous with the opening of the heart chakkra and at the heart of Liber LXV.

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OCTOBER 2015 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: THE HOLY QABALAH

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The Holy Qabalah is much more than a manipulation of letters and numbers; words, sentences and the construction of language.  Though it is also these things, it is important to know the many other ways of understanding what is essentially a lifelong effort to bridge the gulf between the self and the divine; to marry the sky and the Earth.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 ROSICRUCIAN MASS SERMON: CULTS & CULTIC BEHAVIOR

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Most every religious group, as well as the more fringe Pagan and Magickal groups are cults or platforms for cult-like behavior.  These behaviors are as manners taught; socially tolerable or acceptable behaviors, such as bending the knee in supplication to political or divine power.  And that these two combine; even in American culture, set up political cults that even in larger measure are often referred to as political parties.

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