The ideal City

volume 32 nr 4

July/August 2010

The ideal City

Introduction

‘And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and the people of the land.’ This is what the prophet Jeremiah writes about his city. His city is Jerusalem, but it is also an ideal place, not made by hands; a city of God, a fortified place where all, who truly seek illumination, can come into free and unimpeded contact with the higher field of the spirit. In this issue, the pentagram examines the outer as well as the inner aspects of the ideal city.

Articles in this issue...

02
A bird’s eye view of the ideal city-state
09
The way to safety, food, health and education
13
The city as projection of human development
16
The prototype of the ideal city
20
Inner and outer Christianity - the gospel of Thomas
24
Numbers, rules of life and competences - Competence-oriented education
30
Ancient wisdom for a practical present - the golden verses of Pythagoras
35
Light with light, fire with fire - conversation with oneself
38
Book review: The gnosis in present-day manifestation