The northern regions were thought to be a land of everlasting life or renewal of life where special beings might be found. In the ancient epochs of the earth there were beings who dwelt in the polar regions who had poorly developed physical bodies but highly developed ether bodies with great clairvoyant faculties.

They could understand the wisdom of the stars and the hierarchies of spiritual beings; they belonged to a “group soul” of an advanced nature. They can be thought of as living in the air in a kind of paradise and were not dependent on the earth.

They were to develop over time into the more advanced human beings of Atlantis.

A reader writes us and we respond inside with an audio: “Can you share with me any insights you may have as to how the new paradigm of pedagogy that used to be called Waldorf might meet this Covid19 crisis and maintain the healing impulse that used to be the heart of the new pedagogy. What are the truly Rosicrucian and Christic mean of meeting the coming school year?

Some of us in Oregon are seeking to form a collaboration, even a College of educators, where a healing, Christic pedagogy can still be practiced. It is new territory”

An aspirant seeking initiation into the mystery wisdom of the ancients attempts to cross the Threshold consciously through transcendent meditation, spiritual practices, and initiation. Initiation is not for the weak-hearted, scared, or lazy person.

The preparations for initiation can be extremely demanding and complicated, and in the end, the aspirant may faint at the Threshold and not be able to resolve the sins the Guardian displays before the quaking consciousness of the aspirant.

Many try and fail.

Sometimes, the aspirant may “loose their mind” in the process of attempting to cross the Threshold before they are ready. And, even if the aspirant makes it across the Threshold it doesn’t mean they have the moral strength to remember what they experienced in the spiritual world while they were there.

Only the selfless desire to gain wisdom for the sake of all other being’s welfare will keep the aspirant conscious in the spiritual world and help the aspirant remember the communion he had with the beings in that world.

Modern initiation is open and no longer simply a personal matter, it now includes family, community, and the world at large. The modern initiate comes to master the “Art of Life”, and then proceeds to share it with an ever greater community of friends. Vows of secrecy bound the initiate of the past, but the modern initiate is asked to share the wisdom, hope, and love that arises from the three stages of 21st century initiation. These three stages have been the foundation of many mystery centers in the past, but now the personal development of ancient initiation must become the social development of humanity as a whole – we must become selfless representatives of the spirit.

There were great Manu beings of the past that were inspired by archangels, but there will also be Manu teachers in the future who have risen to that high rank of development from the human domain. Scythianos is one of the Manus of the future and is consider one of highest human initiates of all time. Scythianos was said to have studied directly with the ancient Manu who led the fifth migration off of Atlantis to the Central Asian mystery initiation center in Western China, near the Gobi Desert. The central Sun mystery initiation center of Manu and the seven Holy Rishis carried the wisdom of Atlantis to a place often referred to as, The City of Manu.

When the Earth reached the mid-point of the galactic center, we decided to go north to where the spiritual community joins together each night as the crown of the aurora borealis spins around the north pole. The date December 21, 2012 was seen by many to mark the celebration of the middle point of the 25,920-year cycle called the Platonic Year, or the body of the Goddess. When the Earth reaches this galactic mid-point, every 12,960 years, or so, humans can take giant leaps in consciousness and the Earth itself can go through cataclysmic earth changes that accompany this great influx of cosmic energies.

 The three substances of salt, mercury and sulphur are the three forms or modes of action in which the universal primordial will is manifesting itself throughout nature, for all things are a trinity bound together in a unity. Each of these forms of will power is an individual power; nevertheless, they are substantial, for “matter” and “force” are one and originate from the same cause.

The three substances, held together in harmonious proportions, constitute health; their disharmony constitutes disease, and their disruption death.

The medieval alchemist knew that if he did not combat his passions in one incarnation, he would be born with a predisposition for illness in the next one, but that if he purified his passions he would enter life in the next incarnation with a predisposition for health. The process of overcoming through spirituality the forces that lead to decay is microcosmic salt formation.

We can understand how a natural process like this occasioned the most reverent prayer.