This podcast is a reading of the booklet Liber 888 and the Council of Solace, read by Lonnie Edwards, M.D.
The Council of Solace is a group of Rosicrucians and others (at Rosicrucian Park and throughout the world) who meditate daily on behalf of others. The goal of the Council is to bring cosmic help to all those in need of it. The Council does this by putting certain spiritual energies into motion and directing them in accordance with mystical law and natural principles. Metaphysical aid is thus directed to individuals who petition the Council of Solace with health, domestic, economic, or other problems, and aid is also directed to those who are attuned with the Council.
What do we take for granted? Scientist David Stein leads us in an examination of our assumptions in daily life, from Physics to Spirituality, in order to assist us in realizing the actual nature of much that we overlook. Preconceptions often determine how we view our daily lives and our beliefs, and the speaker helps us to delve beneath the surface, using examples from science and culture.
Gender roles of various societies and cultures have always been a topic of fascination and the role of women in ancient Egypt is no exception. Much of the information gathered here came from our museum publication Women of the Nile, with essays by Dr. Emily Teeter, Lisa Schwappach-Shirriff, Dr. Gay Robins, and Cathleen Keller.
The December 2006 issue of the Rosicrucian Digest focuses on the Mysteries of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. In this podcast, the Rosicrucian Park Research Librarian reviews the most important theories for the location of Atlantis, and the meaning of the Quest for Atlantis for us today. To explore the full Rosicrucian Digest in print or MP3 audio, visit http://www.rosicrucian.org/publications/.
In the history of science, alchemy has referred to both an early form of the investigation of nature and an early philosophical and spiritual discipline, both combining elements of chemistry, metallurgy, physics, medicine, astrology, semiotics, mysticism, spiritualism, and art.
This podcast is written and narrated by Soror Karen Wark.
Grand Master Julie Scott’s message in this podcast explores the value and importance of Ritual, and how Rituals acknowledge significant transformations and rites of passage in life’s journey. She discusses Ritual in our daily lives, the history of Ritual, and esoteric Rituals, including those of the Rosicrucian tradition.
Throughout the centuries, love has been the central force in mystical work. This podcast reflects on the mystery of love and the ways in which this is imaged in world spiritual traditions through poetry, texts and meditation.
Harmony is often emphasized in esoteric circles as a goal of the seeker on the mystical path. By achieving harmony within, the mystic accomplishes a fusion with the divine essence and transcends the purely physical appetites, aspirations, and limitations of corporeal existence. In this podcast , we examine what harmony is, using references to familiar forms of harmony from music, the arts, and the sciences. We then examine the effect harmony has on its surroundings to discern whether harmony is the actual goal or, more precisely, a tool for effecting beneficial change. Finally, by drawing parallels between musical and mystical harmony, we explore some of the direct and indirect uses of mystical harmony in today’s society.
This podcast is written and narrated by Dr. Richard Schultz.
Cleopatra VII is one of the most fascinating personalities of all time and has become immortalized in art, film and literature. This podcast considers the extraordinary true story of her life, from her youth in the palace at Alexandria through her death at the side of Marc Antony.