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Esoteric Essays

Each month we publish an essay highlighting goodwill in world affairs.

The Light of the Soul in All Things

Light of the Soul

As with many essential aspects of our daily lives, we take the presence of light for granted and perhaps only rarely look at it as the marvellous mystery it really is. It is as familiar as breathing but if we focus the searchlight of our mind on it, we may penetrate into just how vast that mystery is. An opportunity …

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The ‘I’ beyond self

beyond self

These days we find so much being presented through the media and the internet on the latest research and discoveries about our physical makeup and in particular about the brain – how it works, how we can augment its realised capacity or adjust it to resolve physical or personality problems. Some examples we have heard from are: Todd Sampson who …

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The prodigal son returns

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Pompeo Batoni 1773

Time can seem such an ephemeral concept that it is almost unreal and yet it drives our ordinary lives with a powerful authority and we can be swept along in its great tide. Timetables and schedules organise our day. Habitual patterns of activity keep pace with the unfolding of the day’s hours, minutes and even seconds. Speed is urged to …

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To see a world in a grain of sand

What a bundle of contradictions we humans can seem to be! We want to belong, to be like everyone else, and yet at the same time we desire to be acknowledged and to express our individuality within the larger group. The wondrous thing is that together we form the kingdom in nature which finds it possible to identify both with …

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The Path Into Infinity

At this time of year while there is an emphasis on finishing up and fulfilling undertakings, there is also a magnetic pull into the seasonal celebrations and the prospect of a fresh start with a new year. In a way we are both poised and yet fast moving forward like an arrow still in high flight between bow and target …

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Intimations of Immortality

Immortality

In our multifaceted world there are many different ways of seeing any one situation. Each perspective is influenced by a history of associations and values that may stretch back through untold lifetimes of family, ethnicity, culture and language. And at the heart of every moment there is the Presence of eternal truth. In the surface world of physical plane life …

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What Radiates from the Heart of God?

Television programmes such as Rise of the Continents; Wonders of the Universe; and First Life give focus to the great movements that manifest the planet as we know it – that nurturing sphere in which all the natural kingdoms can flourish, interact, learn and grow in understanding of each other and of the purpose of this great Being in Whom …

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The Spirit of Peace and Equilibrium

This month, on Saturday 21st September, the 30th anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace will be celebrated in a world where great movements for peace, humanitarian agencies, compassionate initiatives and peaceful international relations are multiplying at an ever increasing rate. At the same time we see continuing the bitter legacy of religious and sectarian wars, torture, the …

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The Heart is the Bridge Between the Worlds

Purity of Heart

“Who do you think you are?” may be asked in the most ordinary of everyday circumstances but the television program of that name presents an historical journey of discovery through someone’s ancestry and, in so doing, brings deeper understanding of past events and conditions, and so expands our sense of the progress, betterment and refinement of civilisation. It is deeply …

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The Discipline of Joy and Achievement

It can be disconcerting to suddenly realise that something has been hidden from our attention yet has been in plain sight all along – if we had only looked! Often there can be present, yet unseen, things of great beauty or which have the power to release us from restrictive and burdensome problems. In many cases the constraints we experience …

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