Baal Shem Tov – Master of the Good Name

Israel Ben Eliezer, later known as The Baal Shem Tov (The Master of the Divine Name, var. Master of the Good Name), was born on August 27, 1698 to Rabbi Eliezer and his wife Sarah. They lived in the small village Okup on the Russian-Polish border. Both Rabbi Eliezer and Sarah were already very old when their first child, Israel was born.
 
Baal Shem means “Possessor or Master of The (Divine) Name”, which contemporaries and subsequent followers conferred upon him. Martin Buber (in Tales of the Hasidim) explained more kindly: ‘One who lives with and for this fellow-men on the foundation of his relationship with the Divine’.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Devotion in Music

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. In his childhood he was given an extensive religious education which was to profoundly influence his works, particularly where he obtained employment as organist and master of choir in various churches. He once wrote a short note to himself” “Where there is devotional music, God with his grace is present“.

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Astrology 19 Feb – 5 March 2015


In this fortnight we will see the beginnings of “Crowded House”, with many planets arriving in Pisces. It gets more crowded there during the first part of this year. Jupiter is the only planet outside the axis of Rahu and Ketu, and plays an important role in providing protection, balance and a calming influence. Mercury becomes a bit of an important focus as we look to the deeper influences of Rahu and Saturn. While Valentine’s Day has passed (it was miserable for many) this fortnight brings its challenges in patience, purity and perseverance. There are a number of occasions where we may rise to the challenges and build up our character bank.

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Apprenticed to A Himalayan Master – A Yogi’s Autobiography


Apprenticed to A Himalayan Master – A Yogi’s Autobiography is a book which brings to life matters rarely touched on, the wandering Nath masters who live for hundreds of years, the existence and encounters with Mahavatar Babaji and other legendary great spirituals. It is a book which enlightens the heart and raises deep questions within about personal spiritual practice. While this is simply an autobiography, it touches the core within. This book is a well-described narrative of wanderings with a great spiritual master through the Himalayas, and accounts of the many spirituals and great teachers encountered.

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Valentine’s Day reflections: Venus, Divine Love and Prayer


Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and we give some astrological thoughts about Valentine, the planet of Love – Venus, and Divine Love. Venus is the dispositor of love and generosity, and love, of its own nature, gives of itself, from one human to another, it is a making of sacred space within for the other to be. And between persons and the Divine, it is turning to the Divine with love for the Divine.

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Spirituality transcends Chaotic Nodes


When water is boiled, bubbles rise to the surface; when water continues to boil, a roiling boil ensues; where the atoms will move to becomes unpredictable, and the surface of the water roils. In these times of transformation to the 5th Dimension – the return of humanity to its state before the Fall of Atlantis, that which is not proper for true humanness comes to the surface and is witnessed. Chaotic nodes are like that; unpredictable behaviour and events occur which dismay us.We are witnessing the transformation of all to the 5th Dimension.

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The Soul in the Human

Soul and Vitruvian ManIn the work of the Mystery School we have learned of the pre-history of the human, and the history of how this Earth-planet came to be. Everything that is here has been brought from somewhere else. In the earlier days, the atmosphere was less dense, and the Earth was colder; it was moved into its present orbit, and the satellite called Moon was brought here to provide energies, balances and to preside over the mind.

We have also learned in The Mystery School via Jalarm and The Oracle of how the Bird-beings were instrumental in bringing life here, how there were dragons on land in in water, how the manatees gave milk from their teats to the warm-blooded beings that were born from them. Today we learn about the Soul, that all beings born here – all life forms, Jalarm confirms – are enchristed within with the Soul, the Christ-light, the crystal light within. There are some forms of star-people coming and going that do not have this enchristed light within. We also learn about Moses in Egypt.

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The Blue Gods

blue buddhaThe ladies of the Mystery School meet again during the dry month of January. There are questions about the blue-coloured depictions of the Gods in many civilisations. Jalarm shares that those how have access to the higher vision by way of their lifestyle and austerities can see things as they actually are, in addition to vision of higher octaves of colour and vibration. Everything is energy, and sound and colour are of the same vibration; a creative vibrationary essence. It is well known that the ancient Rishis of India had access to higher dimensions of existence. Jalarm describes the higher forms of life – human life.

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