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Move forward, cross forward. ’ Sir Pellinore waved a wide hand. ‘Mind you, I don’t say that I’m ready to take without any consideration every little thing you could inform me, yet you definitely won’t bore me. ’ De Richleau sat ahead. ‘Very good; I’ll attempt to expound to you the easy rudiments of the outdated knowledge which has come right down to us during the a long time. you may have heard of the Persian fable of Ormuzd and Ahriman, the everlasting powers of sunshine and Darkness, stated to be co-equal and warring with no cessation for the great or in poor health of mankind. All historic sunlight and Nature worship—Festivals of Spring and so on—were in simple terms an outward expression of that delusion, for mild typifies healthiness and knowledge, development and existence, whereas Darkness capability illness and lack of information, Decay and loss of life. ‘In its maximum experience gentle symbolises the expansion of the spirit in the direction of that perfection during which it turns into mild itself. however the street to perfection is lengthy and onerous, an excessive amount of to pray for in a single brief human existence; accordingly the frequent trust in Reincarnation: that we're born repeatedly until eventually we commence to go beyond the pleasures of the flesh. This doctrine is so outdated that no guy can hint its starting place, but it's the internal center of fact universal to all religions at their inception. think of the educating of Jesus Christ with that during brain and you'll be surprised that you've got no longer realised ahead of the genuine purport of His message. Did He no longer say that the dominion of God was once inside of us? And whilst he walked upon the waters he declared: “These issues that I do ye shall do additionally, and bigger issues than those shall ye do, for i'm going unto my Father that is in Heaven”; which means most probably that he was once nearing perfection yet that others had an identical energy inside every one of them to do likewise. ’ De Richleau paused for a second, then went on extra slowly: ‘Unfortunately the hours of the evening are nonetheless equivalent to the hours of the day, so the ability of Darkness is not any much less energetic than whilst the area was once younger, and no quicker does a clean grasp seem to demonstrate the sunshine than lack of awareness, Greed and Lust for strength cloud the minds of his fans. The message turns into distorted and the simplicity of the reality submerged and forgotten within the pomp of ceremonies and the meticulous functionality of rituals that have misplaced their that means. but the genuine fact is rarely completely misplaced, and during the centuries new Masters are regularly coming up both to proclaim it or, if the time isn't propitious, to cross it on in mystery to the selected few. ‘Apollonius of Tyana discovered it within the East. The so-called heretics whom we all know because the Albigenses preached it within the 12th century all through Southern France until eventually they have been exterminated. Christian Rosenkreutz had it within the heart a while; it was once the innermost mystery of the Order of the Templars, who have been suppressed as a result of it by means of the Church of Rome; the alchemists, too, looked for and practised it. purely the ignorant take actually their fight to discover the Elixir of lifestyles. at the back of such words, designed to guard them from the persecution in their enemies, they sought everlasting existence, and their efforts to transmute base-metals into gold have been purely symbolical in their sublimation of subject into gentle.