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Articles in this issue: Soul and the Subconscious; Tuning Health with the Cosmic; Moderation of Expression; Leibniz, the Learned; Kiblah and Mihrab; Nature's Master Pilots; and many more...

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  • R O S I C R U C I A N

    1956 JU L Y

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    Tuning Health with the CosmicMusic, h a rm fu l and beneficial.

    V A V

    Leibniz, the LearnedHe died unhonored.

    V A V

    Pulse of the TimelessA sweeping view of lifes purpose.

    V A V

    ^ e a t c c i u u ^ f M ysticism Science The A r ts

    V A V

    T te x tReligion in the Schools

    V A V

    f o v e r :lamic World

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    The ancients attributed directly to divine source everything which to the human senses seemed perfectthe perfume of flowers, the sweetsmelling early morning air, the tang of the sea, the mysterious scent of strange herbs. These pleasing vdors were associated with the divine being of the gods. Even the soul was thought to have a fragrance of its own far superior to anything else which man could ever smell. In the sacred temples, herbalists would mix secret potions and compound race incenses which were thought to approach the divine fragrance of the soul.

    It was believed that an inhalation of the scented fumes would lift the soul to greater heights. I t is known that rare incenses will aid in producing harmony of the senses, and for this reason, the Rosicrucians have had especially prepared an incense that is soothing and most helpful for meditation purposes.

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    R O S I C R U C I A N S U P P L Y B U R E A US a n J o s e , C a l i f o r n i a

    ( E A C H M O N T H T H I S P A G E I S D E V O T E D T O T H E E X H I B I T I O N O F S T U D E N T S U P P L I E S . )

  • D R . H . S P E N C E R L E W IST h e late Im p era to r of AM ORC is shown seated a t his desk in Rosicrucian Park . I t is here

    w here he directed the affairs of the In terna tiona] Rosicrucian O rder and dictated his m any lite ra ry works. A ugust 2 is the ann iv ersa ry of his transition w hich occurred in 1939. (See page 253.)

  • ^ jo u C a n Influence Others W ith Your Thinking!

    TR Y IT SOME TIM E. C o ncen tra te in ten tly upon another person seated in a room w ith you, w ithout his noticing it. Observe him gradually become restless and finally turn and look in

    your direction. Simple yet it is a positive demonstration that though t generates a m ental energy which can be projected from your m ind to the consciousness o f another. D o you realize how m uch o f your success and happiness in life depend upon your influencing o thers? Is it no t im p o rtan t to you to have o th ers un derstan d your p o in t o f view to be recep tive to your proposals?

    D e m o n s t r a b l e Facts

    How many times have you wished there were some way you could impress another favorably get across to him or her your ideas? T hat thoughts can be transm itted, received, and understood by o thers is now scientifically dem onstrable. The tales o f miraculous accom plishm ents o f m ind by the ancients are now know n to be fac tnot fable. T he m ethod whereby these th ings can be intentionally, not accidentally, accomplished has been a secret long cherished by the Rosicrucians one of the schools o f ancient wisdom existing th ro ug hou t the w orld. T o thousands everywhere, fo r centuries, the Rosicrucians have privately

    tau gh t this nearly-lost art o f the practical use o f m ind power.This FREE Book Points Out The W a yT he Rosicrucians (not a religious organization) invite you to explore the pow ers o f your mind. T h e ir sensible, sim ple suggestions have caused in te lligen t m en and w om en to soar to new heights o f accom plishm ent. They w ill shoiv you how to use your natural forces and talents to do things you now th ink are beyond your ability. Use the coupon beloiv and send for a copy o f the fascinatin g sealed free bo ok , "T h e M astery o f Life, which explains how you may receive this unique w isdom and benefit by its application to your daily affairs.

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    M astery o f Life. I am in te rested in le a rn in g how I m ay receive in stru c tio n s a b o u t the full use o f my natural pow ers.N a m e ------------------------------------------------------------------A ddress----------------------------------- S tate______________

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    X X X IV JU L Y , 1956

    Dr. H . Spencer Lewis (Frontispiece).........................Thought of the Month: Soul and the Subconscious.Controversial Living ..................................................Pulse of the Timeless..............-...................................In Memoriam ...............................................................Tuning Health with the Cosmic....................... ........Cathedral Contacts: Moderation of Expression....Can You Explain This?................. ..............................Beyond W o r d s .............................................................Leibniz, the Learned..................... ..............................Kiblah and M ihrab......................................................Questions ............................................... .....................Temple Echoes............................................................Indians had A ir Conditioning (filler).........................Group Power in Action: On Beauty........................Nature's Master Pilots.............. .................................Country of Contrasts (Illustration)...... .......

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    ED ITO R: Frances VejtasaCopyright, 1954, by the Supreme Grand Lodge of AM O RC , Inc. A ll rights reserved.

  • T h eR osicrucianD igestJu ly1 9 5 6

    THETHOUGHT OF THE MONTH

    SOUL AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS

    i t h the expansion of science, relig ion and philosophy a r e b e in g c o m pelled to reconcile th e ir te rm s w ith those of science if th ey are to have in tellectual a c c e p ta n c e . T his is p a rticu la rly true in the field of psychology

    w hich provides an organic and m ental foundation for m uch w hich w as p re viously thought to be a n im m aterial, or sp iritual, phenom enon. C an a concept of soul be had w hich w ill provide it w ith a divine link , and yet be consistent w ith those explanations psychology has for its attributes?

    W h a t do m ost m en m ean by soul? To the m ajo rity of persons, i t is an in herited term . I t h as no t been in tim a te ly arrived at. It. is a preconception of w hat has been told them as child ren by th e ir parents, by th e clergy, and la te r acquired as the resu lt of such re ligious lite ra tu re as they m ay have read or had explained to them . Those who, in college or subsequently , have read the classics have come upon the tra ditional concepts of the philosophers w ith regard to soul. A still greater m in o rity contem plate these conflicting views and are prom pted to form a m ore satisfy ing theory of their own.

    T he com m on concept of soul, if we are to generalize, is related to the idea of the dualism of m an . This consists of the notion th a t p rim arily all being is of tw o basic kinds or qualities: one is im m ateria l; the o ther is material. T he im m aterial is conceived to be the p rim ary cause of all if one is an id ea list, this cause being conceived as teleo-

    logical o r as a m ind. T his m ind m ay be anthropom orphic, an exalted, p u rposeful being w ith m an y other qu alities closely resem bling th e m ental and em otional a ttribu tes of m an him self. T his cause is likew ise thought to be in finite, bounded by no th ing except its ow n n atu re , incorrup tib le and eternal. On the o ther hand , th is m ind, th is p r im a ry cause, m ay be conceived as form less, hav ing no hu m an parallels except th a t it is determ inative it plans, d irects, and controls all m anifestations w hich arise out of its nature .

    By con trast to this im m aterial elem ent, there is the material. This is the physical universe. I t is all phenom ena of an em pirical n a tu re or th a t which is perceivable. A ctually th en , it is gene ra lly assum ed th a t w h a t th e p rim ary cause, God or th e In fin ite M ind, has conceived brought fo rth is material. I t is thought to be separate and apart from his own being a view subscribed to by both theists and deists. T he God is th e C reator of all, but w hat H e creates, it is conceived, does no t em body his ow n infin ite and