The Egyptian Arch Gnosis 1
and its call in the eternal present.
Jan van Rijckenborgh
In this first volume of The Egyptian Arch-Gnosis, Jan van Rijckenborgh outlines the fundamental state of humankind on the basis of the Tabula Smaragdina and the first two books of the Corpus Hermeticum. Mankind is bound to temporariness, while eternity is its destination. The reader is made aware of the great potential of the true human being as a microcosm. The author’s explanations of these ancient Hermetic texts ignite the knowledge of the heart and lead towards insight into the eternal wisdom inherent in them.
In this first of four volumes dedicated to bringing a deeper clarity to the spiritual light of Hermeticism, Jan van Rijckenborgh uses the first two books of the ‘Corpus Hermeticum’ as a platform from which to demonstrate the ageless truths that have remained unwavering throughout antiquity.
In spite of the many mutilations endured throughout the centuries, the author shows us how the Universal Hermetic Truths were also professed by the early Christian communities, and how its ‘living christianity’ is still completely relevant and pertinent to the spiritual seeker of today. All real work of redemption, under whatever name it was undertaken within historical memory, finds its origins in the Egyptian Mysteries, in the fundamental wisdom of Hermes Trismegistos, and in this book the author connects us through this to the only path to true Life.
By helping the reader understand the manifold nuances of his temporary inner nature, the author also shows how Hermeticism brings us the liberating truth in a very practical sense. From the awakening of the inner divinity to the birth of the new soul consciousness, the seeker is guided through the imperative steps that will lead to their liberation from the nature of transience, into the divine state of eternal ‘becoming’.
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