By John Ferguson
Starting from Christian mystical theology to Sufism, from the traditional philosophers to the Cambridge Platonists, from visionaries akin to William Blake and the writer of The Cloud of Unknowing to the function performed by means of medications, yoga, track and the dance, this Encyclopaedia presents crucial details at the manifold features of mysticism and may function a accomplished and helpful paintings of reference for a few years to come back. contains 2 hundred illustrations.
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Waite's position is, in his own words, this: "The Secret Doctrine of the Zohar concerning the Holy Shekinah is the Mystery of Sex at its highest and she herself is the Mystery of the Oral Law. C. , is really the Gnostic "Jesus Christ," who is both the "Fish" and the "Son of the Fish," an erudite reader of the manifestoes would have noticed that the Founder of the Fraternity is said to have lived 106 years and that he was born in the year 1378. The first of these numbers is significant because 106 is the value of the letter name, NVN, nun, as ordinarily reckoned, with each N taken as 50.
C. , is really the Gnostic "Jesus Christ," who is both the "Fish" and the "Son of the Fish," an erudite reader of the manifestoes would have noticed that the Founder of the Fraternity is said to have lived 106 years and that he was born in the year 1378. The first of these numbers is significant because 106 is the value of the letter name, NVN, nun, as ordinarily reckoned, with each N taken as 50. The second is significant for various reasons, but first of all because 1378 is 1 3 (the number of AChD, Achad, "unity," and of AHBH, Ahebnh, "love,") multiplied by 106.
God judgeth far otherwise, who exalteth the lowly, and casteth the ~ r o u dinto obscurity; to the silent he sendeth his angels to hold speech with them, but the babblers he driveth into the wilderness, which is the judgment due to the Roman impostor who 26 PART ONE: THE ROSICRUClAN ALLEGORY now poureth forth his blasphemies with open mouth against Christ, nor yet in the full light, by which Germany hath detected his caves and subterranean passages, will abstain from lying, that thereby he may fulfill the measure of his sin, and be found worthy of the axe.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Mysticism: and the Mystery Religions by John Ferguson