Hermes Secret song of praise: about rebirth and initiation

volume 35 nr 5

September/October 2013

Hermes Secret song of praise: about rebirth and initiation

Introduction

After this I left that domain behind me and ascended to the first sphere, shining brightly, forty nine times more brightly than I shone in the firmament. When I approached the gate of the first sphere, all its gates were shaken and opened all at once. I entered the dwellings of the sphere and all the rulers and everything there fell into agitation. This quotation from the Pistis Sophia refers to the solar field, calling this field ‘the first sphere’. It is the field of the solar system of which the earth is a part. To ascend to this field, the radiance of the third light vesture must have become forty-nine times more powerful - and that is possible. The natural, the weak and insignificant, become strong and majestic because a gnostic power that surpasses all control and scientific comprehension vibrates and radiates throughout the entire universe - a gnostic power through which every child of God can take leave of all that comprises earthly understanding and domination, if only we are able to unite with it. - J. van Rijckenborgh, The Gnostic Mysteries of the Pistis Sophia

Articles in this issue...

02
The secret song of praise - about rebirth and initiation
05
The Sun
06
I Pearls from the Hermetica
06
About the Spirit-Soul and the human being
09
II God, Cosmos, Human being
11
III The human being is a mortal God
13
IV Inspiration from the spirit-soul
14
V The awakening of the Spirit-Soul
16
As a smile from heaven
18
Pythagoras and his school - an exploration in seven parts
18
I A thought from 2600 years ago
19
II The myth of Dionysus
21
III The Tetractys
23
IV The restoration of the triad
24
V The golden verses
28
VI About the four value-free sciences
30
VII Behind the curtain
37
World Revolution of the Soul: impressions from the path of experience of a pupil
44
Wandering through no man’s land: on not-knowing and beyond