The great difference between being and survival

volume 31 nr 2

March/April 2009

The great difference between being and survival

Introduction

This issue deals with the great difference between being and survival, inward and outward, decline and transmutation, solid and volatile and truth and error. The Gospel of Truth, the loving fate of Karma-Nemesis and the pure alchemy of the spirit fix our attention on the promise and essence of being human: transfiguration, the genesis of the spirit-soul human being. ‘It is not possible for anyone to see anything of the things that actually exist unless he becomes like them’, the Gospel of Philip says. ‘This is not the way with man in the world: he sees the sun without being a sun, and he sees the heaven and the earth and all other things, but he is not these things. This is quite in keeping with the truth. But you saw something of that place, and you became those things. You saw the Spirit, you became spirit. You saw Christ, you became Christ. You saw the Father, you shall become Father. So in this place you see everything and do not see yourself, but in that place you do see yourself - and what you see you shall become.’

Articles in this issue...

02
The gospel of Truth
10
Blessed the human being who awakens to himself
18
From the summer weeks 2008 in Europe: A contemplation about the outer and the inner climate
21
An evening meditation at Noverosa, Doornspijk, The Netherlands
25
A few impressions of the conference for the Group of Young Pupils at ‘La Nuova Arca’, Dovadola, Italy
28
Fire and water in alchemy
38
A few thoughts on the concept of alchemy
43
The loving fate of Karma-Nemesis