In this quest for the self,

volume 33 nr 6

November/December 2011

In this quest for the self,

Introduction

‘To find out who he is and to enter the Kingdom of Heaven is the common goal of all, and it is the only true career of man.’ In this quest for the self, this issue of the pentagram tries to be of help. It is an issue that perceives signs of the activity of the Spirit along very diverse paths: in history, in the Bible, in the present, within and outside Europe and even in quantum physics, although we do not yet understand it by a long shot, in search of the soul, in search of what keeps us young inwardly. Elsewhere in this issue, the American author, Emerson, sighs: ‘Is there another youth and age than that which is measured from the year of our natural birth. Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so.’ Would they exist? Being agelessly young, independent of the body that nevertheless wholly fills it? It is the profound Lao Zi who deepens our insight, as he, in the contributions about quantum thinking and spirituality, describes this place as follows: ‘So bottomless deep that the holy place seems to be where the whole of creation might come from, because it is older than the symbol of the great forefather.’

Articles in this issue...

02
The wisdom of the Fama Fraternitatis: the true meaning of service - Jan van Rijckenborgh
06
Lecture during the youth leaders convent 2011: The soul looketh steadily forwards
08
If I want to do right, evil lies close at hand: Light on Damascus - about Paul of Tarsus
16
Now, only now; Sound of the Soul - Vesna krmpotic
19
Quantum physics and spirituality
26
The individual holy science
31
Black Madonna
35
The Edda: about the battle of the gods - the men with the spear and the well of Mimir
40
Book review: The strange life of van Osokin - meaningless repetition - P.D. Ouspensky