The prefect, the feudal lord Ptah-Hotep, says: O Ptah with the two crocodiles, my lord, the progress of age changes into senility. Decay falls upon man and decline takes the place of youth. A vexation weighs upon him every day; sight fails, the ear becomes deaf; his strength dissolves without ceasing. The mouth is silent, speech fails him; the mind decays, remembering not the day before. The whole body suffers. That which is good becomes evil; taste completely disappears. Old age makes a man altogether miserable; the nose is stopped up, breathing no more from exhaustion. Standing or sitting there is here a condition of . . . Who will cause me to have authority to speak, that I may declare to him the words of those who have heard the counsels of former days? And the counsels heard of the gods, who will give me authority to declare them? Cause that it be so and that evil be removed from those that are enlightened; send the double . . . The majesty of this god says: Instruct him in the sayings of former days. It is this which constitutes the merit of the children of the great. All that which makes the soul equal penetrates him who hears it, and that which it says produces no satiety.
Beginning of the arrangement of the good sayings, spoken by the noble lord, the divine father, beloved of Ptah, the son of the king, the first-born of his race, the prefect and feudal lord Ptah-Hotep, so as to instruct the ignorant in the knowledge of the arguments of the good sayings. It is profitable for him who hears them, it is a loss to him who shall transgress them. He says to his son:
Be not arrogant because of that which you know; deal with the ignorant as with the learned; for the barriers of art are not closed, no artist being in possession of the perfection to which he should aspire. But good words are more difficult to find than the emerald, for it is by slaves that that is discovered among the rocks of pegmatite. To read the entire article click please this link: http://maat-order.org/ptah.htm
The United States’ Strategy for Meeting
the Millennium Development Goals
“Enormous progress has been made toward meeting the MDGs, and we should recognize, celebrate, and support these achievements. But much more remains to be done, and the road ahead will likely be more difficult than the road already traveled. We will be even more determined, strategic, and analytically grounded as we strive to meet the MDGs in five years.” - USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
The Violent Oppression of Muslim Women
Atefah Rafavi Sahaaleh Execution in Iran
On August 15th, 2004 a 16-year-old girl was hanged in a public square in Neka, Iran. Her death sentence was for “acts incompatible with chastity”. Her name was Atefah Rafavi Sahaaleh. On July 19th 2005 and on September 29th 2007 gays was executated in Iran. Now this brutal regime, similar to German Nazis, intend to execute a woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43 year old mother of two. Sakineh was convicted in May 2006 of having an “illicit relationship” with two men and received 99 lashes as her sentence. Jump please to Free Sakineh Petition Web Page and sign it please: http://freesakineh.org/?sp=1#signatures The country of this dictator Ahmadinejad intend to use nuclear energy!! Oh Aten save us all from this brutal regime! Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) never approved that actions. You Ali Kamenei and your staff are the real Great Satan!!
URGENT HELP WANTED!
Almost three hundred thousand people from around the world have now signed the FreeSakineh.org petition. Your efforts contributed to a decision by Iranian officials to review Sakineh’s case and put the stoning sentence on hold. You made a difference.
Unfortunately events of the past few days — Sakineh’s horrendous mock execution, the elimination of all visits by her family and lawyer, the recent punishment of 99 lashes for a totally trumped up offense, and today’s announcement out of Iran that Sakineh may well be executed at the end of Ramadan ( September 9th) — make clear there is considerable urgency to renew our efforts on her behalf.
Now is the time to implore the most senior clerics in Iran, versed and learned as they are in Sharia law and practice, to intervene on Sakineh’s behalf and speak out against the serious miscarriages of justice in her case. The letter which appears in the link here, addressed to the religious leaders, does exactly this. CLICK here and make your voice heard. Please, do it today!
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Real Gays Execution in Iran
Announcing “Rose Cross 2010 Special Supplement”
My brothas & sistas I consider interesting for ALL students of mysticism & occultism to download (for free, no joking!) a beautiful booklet in .pdf format, 280 pages, 18.9MB just released by The Rosicrucian Fellowship, a Rosicrucian Fraternity founded on 1909 in America by Max Heindel, an incarnation of Father CRC (Christian Rosenkreutz, Founder of The True and Eternal Rosicrucian Order). The availability for free download of this fine release titled “Rose Cross 2010 Special Supplement” has been announced today Sunday Aug 01st 6250 AFK by our fellow Alexandre D. O. Passos, official webmaster of The Rosicrucian Fellowship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, SA. An excerpt of this booklet: “The Rosicrucian Order was founded in the thirteenth century by Christian Rosenkreuz, a messenger of the Divine Hierarchs who guide Humanity upon the path of evolution. Its mission was to blend Esoteric Christianity, Mystic Masonry, and Spiritual Alchemy into one great system of Religious Philosophy, adequate to meet the advanced spiritual and intellectual needs of the Western World, during the Aquarian Age of two thousand years, when the Sun, by precession of the Equinox, passes through the constellation Aquarius. This Western Wisdom School, like all earlier Esoteric Orders, is secret, but the Rosicrucian Fellowship is its Herald of the Aquarian Age, now at hand, promulgating this blended scientific soul science: The Western Wisdom Religion for the Western World.” This booklet is in English and it is available in two download options:
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African Kingdoms: HIM Empress Shebah ‘Ra
Queen Shebah III visits HRM King Oti Boateng
Jaynii Productions Highlights of H.I.M Empress Shebah ‘Ra – Queen Shebah III and HRM Daasebre Oti Boateng during the African Kingdoms Federation Matriarch visit to Childrens Hospital and New Juaben with Royal Court. See further on the African Kingdoms Federation at http://www.imperialafrica.com/
“Rose Cross” Number III – Summer 2010 has been released by Alexandre David O. Passos, official webmaster of The Rosicrucian Fellowship, a Rosicrucian Order founded on 1909 in America by Max Heindel, Lay Brother of the True, Eternal and Invisible R+C. This fine illustrated edition has 191 pages, 7.4MB, in .pdf (Acrobat) format and it is available online and for free download from the official website of Fraternidade Rosacruz Max Heindel do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, SA, where Alexandre works. This online/downloadable magazine is highly recommend for those interested in Rosicrucian studies of all orders and fraternities. “Rose Cross” is a Quarterly Rosicrucian Magazine, created and supported by students of the Western Wisdom Teachings, dedicated to promote Rosicrucian Teachings, Spiritual Astrology and related subjects. It is related to The Rosicrucian Fellowship but not formally affiliated with it. Writers of published articles are alone responsible for statements made. This Magazine does not promote, nor sanction mediumship in any form, nor association with familiar spirits as in divination, nor sorcery, nor hypnotism nor any practice of the black arts. “We renounce the application of astrology as a tool of divination in concert with unseen entities, as a commercial practice, but recognize it as part of God’s design, the Wheel of Time. The wheels of God grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.” While we would distinguish between white and black magic, we reserve the term “witchcraft” to denote the black, and various shades of grey. We distinguish between “occult” practices which are in compliance with God’s Law and those which are in opposition to it. This broader definition of the term “occult” recognizes that there are invisible realms and that all that pertains to those realms are occult, or obscured from ordinary sight.” – the editor says.
Read and download here “Rose Cross” – 2010 St. John Edition
Initiation into the Extraordinary World. Yogananda Puri from Denmark and Savitri Puri from Sweden are initiated into the magic world of the oral tradition of Naga Babas by Baba Rampuri, during the Kumbh Mela in Hardwar. In this intimate film, Baba Rampuri narrates the sacred rituals as he makes these yogis his disciples, and then sannyasis. We watch as they take their vows, are given their mantras, and sacraments from their 5 gurus.
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The Mystic Path, Mt Ecclesia Map
The esoteric design of the landscape at Mount Ecclesia
with its the serpentine path is a symbolic representation
of Man’s Mystic Path of Inner Development in the Living Temple
(A Short Biography)
“Augusta-Foss Heindel” (Frater Velado, 2002)
” Max Heindel” (Frater Velado, 2002)
Text below by The Rosicrucian Fellowship
Max Heindel, known as the greatest western mystic of the twentieth century, was born on July 23rd, 1865, of the royal family of Von Grasshoffs, who were connected with the German Court during the lifetime of Prince Bismark. The father of Max Heindel was Francois L. von Grasshoff. He migrated, when quite a young man, to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he married a Danish woman of noble birth. Three children blessed this union, two sons and one daughter. The oldest of these sons was Carl Louis Von Grasshoff, who later adopted the pen name of Max Heindel. The father died when the eldest son was six years of age, leaving the mother with her three small children in very straitened circumstances. (Photo at left shows Max Heindel in Chapel “Pro-Ecclesia”.)
The mother’s pride of family and name forced her with her family of three children to live in genteel poverty so that the small income would suffice. Self-denial was carried to an extreme in order that her sons and daughter could have private tutors so that they might take their place in society as became the sons and daughters of nobility.
This life did not please the eldest son who left home at the age of sixteen years and wounded his mother’s pride by entering the ship- yards at Glascow, Scotland, where he learned the engineering profession. He was chosen as Chief Engineer of a trading steamer while yet very young. This took him into the Orient, and his trips all over the world in the capacity of engineer gave Max Heindel a great deal of knowledge of the world and its people. For a number of years he was Chief Engineer on one of the large passenger steamers of the Cunard Line plying between America and Europe.
Between the years 1895, and 1901, he was a consulting engineer in the city of New York. His first marriage was full of disappointments and sorrow and ended by the death of his wife in 1905.
Max Heindel came to Los Angeles, California, in 1903, where he acted as engineer for a time but ill luck overtook him. Hunger and privation were his daily companions but neverthless he was not idle. With a dauntless spirit and a determination to succeed along more advanced mental lines, he became interested in the study of metaphysics and joined the Theosophical Society of Los Angeles, of which he was vice-president in 1904 and 1905. His heart was ever longing for the knowledge of the deeper mysteries of life. His earlier years had been full of sorrow and had awakened his mind to search for the explanation of life and being and had created in him a desire to understand the sorrows, privations and sufferings of humanity. The thought which was ever uppermost in his mind was to find some means by which he could help to lift the burdens of his brothers and sisters in the world. This light began to dawn when he contacted the teachings which had been given out by Madame Blavatsky of the Theosophical Society. While connected with this society he met the woman who was years later to become his spiritual inspiration. She it was who helped him to find work, for Augusta Foss was also interested along similar lines of research and she was instrumental in interesting Max Heindel in the science of astrology. In this science he found a field with many possibilities in that it is truly a science of the soul. It gave him the key by which he could unlock the mysteries of man’s inner nature. By learning to know and understand the weaknesses of character he could then help to guide and help them to find their proper place in the world. (Photo at right shows Max Heindel and is wife Augusta-Foss Heindel in a car with Rosicrucian friends).
Overwork and privation brought on a severe spell of heart trouble in 1905 and for months he lay at the point of death but upon recovery he was even more keenly awake to the needs of humanity. He realized that it was not so much from the need of physical food that mankind suffered as it was because of soul hunger which lead them to do the things that brought suffering upon them. He started out on a lecture tour which eventually led him to Germany.
While in Germany, in the fall of 1907, where he had gone with the hopes of contacting the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order, he was unsuccessful, as it appeared to him, and in great dejection he prepared to return to America; but one day a visitor appeared to him whom he later learned was an Elder Brother of the Rosicrucian Order, (and who became his Teacher). This Being was clothed in his vital body, and offered to impart to him the teachings for which he had spent time and money to find in Germany; but these teachings could only be given after he, Max Heindel, would make a solemn promise never to divulge them, (they must be kept secret). Having passed through an unhappy period of soul hunger he was most desirous of sharing his knowledge with others, who like himself were also seeking, he refused to accept anything which he could not pass on to the world. The Teacher left him.
Later the Teacher appeared in his room again and told him that he, Max Heindel, had stood his test. He stated that if he had accepted the offer, namely, to keep the teachings secret from the world, he, the Elder Brother, would have not returned. He was told that the candidate whom they had first chosen, who had been under their instruction for several years, had failed to pass his test in 1905; also that Max Heindel had been under the observation of the Elder Brothers for a number of years as the most fit candidate, should the first one fail. In addition he was told that the teachings must be given to the public before the close of the first decade of the century, whcih would be the end of December, 1909.
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At this last interview with the Teacher he was given instruction how to reach the Temple of the Rose Cross. At this Temple Max Heindel spent a little over one month in direct communication with and under the personal instructions of the Elder Brothers, who imparted to him the greater part of the teachings contained in “The Rosicrucian Cosmo- Conception”. The first draft of this book, which was made while he was in the Temple, the Teacher told him was but an outline. The heavy psychic atmosphere of Germany was particularly adapted to the communication of mystical thought to the consciousness of the canididate, but he was told that the three hundred and fifty pages of manuscript which he had written would not satisfy him when he reached the electric atmosphere of America and that he would then wish to rewrite the entire book. In his great enthusiasm he at first doubted this. He felt that he had received a wonderfully complete message. But the Elder Brother’s predictions were true. After Mr. Heindel had spent a few weeks in New York City, what the Elder Brother had told him proved to be a fact. The style in which the manuscript was written did not then please him, and he set about the work of rewriting.
Max Heindel’s Office
He returned to America in the spring of 1909 where he at once started to formulate the Rosicrucian message which he had received from the Elder Brothers. This was given to the world in the form of a book entitled “The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception”, which is a masterpiece of mystical literature. It contains one of the most comprehensive, simply written, and complete histories of the evolution of the earth and man that has been written for centuries. A minister of one of the churches in the northwestern part of America made the statement that he had two books on his library table which gave him his thoughts for his sermons; one was the Bible and the other was Max Heindel’s “Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception” which unlocked the mysteries of the Bible to him. This book is now translated into eight different languages.
In November 1909, after a successful lecture tour, Max Heindel returned to Los Angeles where he met with much success in lecturing and teaching.
In August 1910, he was joined in marriage to Augusta Foss, the woman who had been instrumental in helping him to find the truth. With this added help and inspiration the field of his work so greatly increased that it soon became necessary that a Headquarters be esyablished for the purpose of disseminating the Rosicrucian Philosophy. For the first eight months these two pioneers lived in a small three room bungalow in Ocean Park, California, with little money but a determined spirit to start correspondence courses in the Rosicrucian philosophy. Later they moved permanently to Oceanside, California.
In those ten years that Max Heindel lived, to start this great work for the Brothers of the Rose Cross, he gave as man volumes to the world as is ordinarily given in the life-time of an author. His brain children are many and the following books, which this wonderful man left as a legacy to the world are:
“The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception”
“The Rosicrucian Mysteries”
The Web Of Destiny”
“Teachings Of An Initiate”
“Freemasonry And Catholicism”
“Letters To Students”
“The Rosicrucian Philosophy In Questions And Answers”
“Gleanings Of A Mystic”
“Mysteries Of The Great Operas”
“The Rosicrucian Principles Of Child Training”
“How Shall We Know Christ At His Coming”
“The Mystical Interpretation Of Christmas”
“Simplified Scientific Astrology”
“The Message Of The Stars”
Max Heindel suffered constantly on account of injuries received while a young boy. A number of unsuccessful operations, which had removed some of the veins and arteries of his left leg, greatly interfered with the circulation in the body. He later developed valvular heart trouble. However, he was blessed with an indomitable will and great energy, and would never permit physical disability to interfere with his work for humanity. He had a message to give to the soul sick world and nothing must interfere. many of his lessons, letters and books were written while propped up in bed, after spending nights of suffering. But the world did not know, for the faithful wife shielded him and was ever ready to assist and encourage him. These two souls faced many dark days together, but still happy in each others’ love, knowing that they were the instruments by which a great message was to be given to the world. (Photo at left shows Max Heindel at Niagara Falls).
In the spring of 1910 after a course of lectures and lessons delivered in the City of Los Angeles, Max Heindel was taken seriously ill with leakage of the heart. While in the hospital, and after the consultation of several doctors, who, under the impression that their patient was unconscious, discussed his case by the side of his bed, he heard them state that Heindel could not live through the night, that his case was hopeless. After the doctors were gone, Max Heindel, with the assistance of his Teacher, worked on his body with the result that within three hours after the doctors had pronounced his doom he requested a friend, who called to take him for an airing in a wheeled chair; and within one week after this experience Max Heindel was dictating his second book, “The Rosicrucian Philosophy In Questions And Answers” to a stenographer. After this book was finished Max Heindel again started a tour to lecture in the Sates of Washington and Oregon, but he was unable to stand the strain of meeting the public, s o he returned to Southern California and again was seriously ill as a result of overwork. After this illness he was so filled with the desire to write that he dictated his third book, “The Rosicrucian Mysteries.” Strange to say Max Heindel accomplished his best work immediately after each severe illness, then it seemed that he was closer to his Teacher and in rapport with the spiritual worlds.
With very little money and a suffering body Max Heindel and his brave and loyal helpmate started their pioneer work in Oceanside, California, from where the Rosicrucian Teachings were distributed and spread over the entire globe. The various books have been translated and printed in foreign languages; lessons were being sent out by correspondence and groups formed in many of the larger cities. Like an endless chain the Teachings have spread, but the work on the physical plane for this great messenger was drawing to a close. His companion had been well trained to carry on the work on the physical plane for a greater work awaited him on the higher planes. He was well aware that his days were few, and he prepared his work so that when his call came Mrs. Heindel could go on without him. The last few days of his life seemed very peaceful, even happy, wanting Mrs. Heindel with him in his office. After lunch on January 6th, 1919, she was called to her office to finish some work in directing the many secretaries. Ab out 4 P.M. Max Heindel, who had drafted a letter to the local Postmistress, brought the letter into Mrs. Heindel’s office for her approval, for he would never make any changes or start any new projects unless he consulted his trusted partner. While Mrs. Heindel was reading this letter, Max Heindel, who had been standing by her side, dropped slowly to the carpet; he did not fall heavily as is usually the case but as if lovinghands were holding him and laying him down gently. His last words as he looked up smiling into Mrs. Heindel’s face were, “I am all right dear,” and he passed into unconsciousness. With these loving words on his lips he passed into the Great Beyond, where he had through his devfotion to God and humanity prepared a great work with the band of “Invisible Helpers”, through which the work of healing is carried on. Is Max Heindel’s work finished? No indeed, for the special work in which the Rosicrucian Order is interested is that of the Invisible Helpers– through which a great work of healing is being accomplished–Max Heindel was assured by his Teacher that he was the instrument through which a great movement was to be inaugurated, a movement which had a special mission: To make the Christian religion a living factor in the Land.
The struggles of these two great messengers Madame Blavatsky and Max Heindel, were very similar. Both these spirits were encased in suffering bodies, and both were in need of financial help which was denied them, both were unappreciated and neglected by their friends until death had taken them, then the world began to realize their greatness.
Max Heindel was a great admirer of Madame Blavatsky, he saw in her his own future struggles, he too after he had contacted the Brothers of the Rose Cross, with spirit aflame with the desire to give to the world this greater knowledge which he had contacted, knowing that his years were numbered and that his physical body could not long stand the strain of the pioneer life. Like Madame Blavatsky he was in constant physical pain and in great need of help, both physical and financial. The struggle and hardships which both these souls suffered was greatly responsible in shortening their days in the physical body. But what a great work they have accomplished, what a boon to humanity they have been.
“Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity.”
Portrait of President Lula (Frater Velado, 2002CE)
As President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil heads to Tehran this weekend to make what many Western diplomats consider a last-ditch attempt at persuading Iran to temper its nuclear ambitions, officials in Washington have expressed concern that the effort could backfire, helping the Islamic republic to block — or at least delay — the United States and its allies from imposing sanctions. Mr. da Silva is scheduled to discuss the issue on Sunday with his Iranian counterpart, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the trip comes at a delicate diplomatic moment. After months of negotiations, American officials said Thursday that the United States was close to securing the support of the United Nations Security Council for a resolution to impose sanctions against Iran.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has warned that Mr. Ahmadinejad might use his talks with Brazil to stall for time in order to move Iran closer to developing a nuclear weapon. “We will not get any serious response out of the Iranians until after the Security Council acts,” she said Friday.
Brazil opposes sanctions as ineffective and likely to intensify the conflict. As a developing country that has defended its own nuclear aspirations against international pressure, Brazil strongly identifies with Iran. Find out more at http://nyti.ms/culGAd