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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age
A new spiritual dispensation is at hand, where the love and compassion of the Piscean Age are enhanced by the wisdom that comes from a deeper understanding of the Nature of Reality brought by the new Aquarian Age and thus Religion is wed to Science. Our Brotherhood of Light lessons are the bridge that caries us into this New Age by combining the best of the Ancient Teachings with the wonders of our new discoveries. Nothing stays the same we must all adapt to the flood of new information.
Why Astrology and the Tarot are so important to understanding Traditional Knowledge
The word Kabala signifies traditional knowledge. It thus refers to the Oral Law, as handed down from antiquity; and embraces the occult traditions of all lands and all peoples. Often it is used merely as referring to the esoteric doctrines of the Jews; but in its broader sense it includes also the secret doctrine of other races. This secret doctrine, common to many lands, was jealously guarded from the profane, and was never permitted to pass into writing except in such ambiguous terms as to baffle the uninitiated as to its true purport. In this sense the sacred books of the world, including the Avesta, the Vedas and the Bible are largely kabalistical; for they set forth traditions that are capable of an inner, or esoteric, interpretation. In fact, there are usually several interpretations possible, each more inner version revealing a deeper truth to those who have advanced along the path far enough to comprehend it.
And this seems the proper place to point out that the unwritten kabala, like the written kabala, is set forth in symbolical language, with purposeful blinds and subterfuges to confuse the uninitiated; so that of the few who undoubtedly exist at the present day who have received it, most remain in as much ignorance of its true interpretation as the majority of students do after studying the more accessible written kabala. This unwritten kabala has been transmitted only through certain secret schools. Those receiving it well merit what is given to them. They are left to their own devices in the matter of interpretation. And because the real keys to its interpretationóastrology and the tarotóhave been largely ignored, or distorted, they have floundered sadly in arriving at its meaning. Whether written or unwritten, the kabala is a philosophy correlated to esoteric astrology as exemplified by the tarot; and it can only be comprehended fully by those who perceive the true relation between astrological energies and their pictured tarot exemplification.
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Leo: The 5th Sign of the Zodiac
July 23 thru August 23
“Any Accomplishment Truly Worth While Requires the Exercise of Courage.”
The Key phrase of Leo is I Will. People born when the Sun is in this sign commonly exhibit more than the average amount of fixity of purpose which goes by the name of will power. Yet, power of will itself is dependent upon the ability to keep the desires focused on the objective to which they were once strongly attracted and the ability to maintain the vitalization of the decision to follow some line of conduct toward the realization of the desire. Instead of running wild, strong desires, when focused into a channel of their own choosing, are turned into Will Power.
The story of Samson and Delilah from the Old Testament is a story that reminds us that sometimes, in order to accomplish our will, there must be the willingness to face disagreeable situations. Such willingness is called Courage...
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For use when we lack vitality, desire to unduly exert authority or express dictativeness or a domineering attitude to others.
Constructive Power Urges express as Rulership and control over the environment, and in cooperation and sympathetic understanding of views and problems of others.
O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Manifest through me Thy Life, Light and Love. Aid me to conduct my affairs with dignity, courage and consideration for others. I desire to express self assurance—for my soul is at one with the All. Whatever Life may bring to me, I can with Thy aid, undertake and build therewith constructively.
From the Lessons: Written in 1946, relevant today...
“BECAUSE all too often politics has been used by the unscrupulous to acquire advantages for special privilege at the expense of public welfare, it has gained for itself, in the minds of many, a noxious odor. Yet this is merely one more example of the principle—exemplified by aviation, and still more recently  and forcefully by atomic fission—that anything which can be used for good can also be used for evil.
“Cosmic alchemists must be realistic, willing to face facts without being influenced by popular prejudice. And the fact concerning important changes in the social structure, by which people can be benefited, is that the only way they can be brought to pass is through politics. Under a democracy, those elected to office are supposed to enact legislation that will carry out the desires of the people. If they pass laws disapproved by the people, it is likely they will not be returned to office at the next election. But even in a dictatorship, the dictator, to remain in power, must be able to sell his ideas to his immediate henchmen, and if he is to be successful in any really large enterprise he must have the willing support also of a large portion of the people.
“It is the desire of the cosmic alchemist that all the people of the world shall make as great intellectual and spiritual progress as possible, and for reasons briefly stated in Chapter
1 (“The Conquest of War”), he believes this can be accomplished only by providing freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom of expression and freedom of worship to all the people of the world.
“These freedoms, or any one of them, can only be gained by the people of the world exerting sufficient political pressure upon their leaders to cause them to strive to devise means to
“...To correct or prevent the injustices of special privilege, people must have the opportunity to select their leaders and to bring pressure to bear to get just laws made. But this opportunity alone suffices little until a people are educated enough properly to reason correctly from facts, and have access to all the relevant facts.
“It has often been pointed out that the backward peoples of the world are not yet ready for self-government. These peoples, it is urged, are so ignorant of what kind of government is good for them that they can readily be induced to place in power individuals who would rob and enslave them. And it is undoubtedly true that having had little access to facts, and no experience in self-government, they would make mistakes. But Germany was not considered a backward nation when it was robbed and enslaved by Hitler’s cunning propaganda, nor was Italy considered a backward nation when Mussolini was given power of life and death over its people.
“The United States was not considered a backward nation when in 1943 it permitted two special privilege groups—the American Astronomical Society and the American Society of Magicians—to get astrological broadcasts ruled off the air. Nor when, as at present, the big newspapers and magazines are either owned, subsidized, or otherwise largely under the control of big corporations which are interested in suppressing or distorting facts which if widely known would prevent them making huge profits. [In today's technological environment, internet influencers, ideologists and propagandists must be added to the list of those seeking to suppress the truth and confuse the general populace in order to promote their own special interests.]
“Yet if self-determination is to result in proper benefits to the people who exercise it, the people, whether of a backward nation or a progressive nation, must have access to as many facts as possible relative to what will give them the most opportunities, and, instead of being led into slavery or poverty by some demagogue or some self-seeking group, must have the intelligence to discern inversive propaganda and to recognize and work for conditions which will really benefit them.”
The Brotherhood of Light lessons encourage us to study the Book of Nature...
Nature manifests through Diversity.
Diversity is the key to survival..mastering its many facets is the means by which we thrive.
Fear of the unknown and that which is different from self manifests throughout nature.
Through Cooperation we express the Will of Deity,
gain the freedom that results from transformation,
and achieve a sense of personal fulfillment, harmony, balance ... spirituality.