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    ROSICRUCIAN1958

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    EXCELLENT

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    DELPHIAN TEMPLE

    Nestled against the forbidding slope of Mount Parnassus in Greece are these columns of atemple in which the statues of the god Apollo were enshrined. The rugged mountains, theirtowering, sheltering relationship to the temples at Delphi, give this site of the oracles an airof the godly and supernatural. The AMORC Camera Expedition is just completing a sound-and

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    ROSICRUCIAN DIGESTCOVERS THE WORLD

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    Vol. XX XV I MAY , 1958 No. 5

    Delphian Temple (Frontispiece)......... ....................................... ....................... 161

    Thought of the Month: Philosophy Today ............................. ............................ 164

    The Wheel of Venus..... ..................................... ............ 167

    Quest .................................... 169

    Stage Career (filler).............. ................ .... .............................................. 170

    The Freemasonic Rose-Croix ................................. 171

    Cathedral Contacts: Endowment of the Sky.. 173

    Two Famous Left-Handers....................................... 175

    The Woman of Mystery................ ............................. 177

    Rousseau's Response to Life .................... 181

    Reflections and Maxims............. ....... ...................... ........................................... 185

    Temple Echoes ........................ 186

    The Changing Face of Humor ............. 188

    The Buddhist Law of Kamma.............................................................................. 189

    Separating Fact from Fancy....................... ............ ........................................... 193

    From Darkness to Light (Illustration).... ..........., ................................................ 197

    Ancient Hit tite Capital (Illustration)................................................................. 198

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    TheRosicrucian

    DigestMay1958

    s s s i g s

    THE

    THOUGHT OF THE MONTHP H IL O S O P H Y T O D A Y

    By THE IMPERATOR

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    a s the emphasis beingplaced upon science andtechnology reduced thefuture of philosophy to amere dialec ticism ? Inother words, has philoso-

    phy today and tomorrowno place other than themental exercise that ab-

    straction and contemplation can pro-vide? Although Greeks defined philoso-phy as a love of wisdom, it was also acontemplation of the nature of things.With the exception of the moral philos-ophers, almost all the other prominentGreek thinkers were of a scientific in-clination. Most certainly, such could besaid of Thales of Miletus, Heraclitus,Aristotle, and Pythagoras. Lacking in-struments available in later times, theydepended upon the observation of theirunaided senses to analyze natural phe-nomena. Their conclusions were notquantitative, but rather rationalized.Later experimentation by means of in-struments found many of the conclu-sions of these early thinkers in error.

    If it is contended that all knowledgeof natural phenomena and of our worldhas to be obtained empirically throughour senses, what has present philosophy

    to contribute to human understanding?Philosophy in the past has had for itsobjectives the learning of the aim andpurpose of life, moral and ethical rela-tionships of mankind, and the creationof an ideal society as well as the dis-cerning of the causes of natural phe-nomena. Several of these objectives cancertainly be investigated without theuse of instruments.

    One who would insist only upon ra-tionalization and logical speculation

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    about a subject that had factual ex-istence would not be a true philosopher.If it were possible to subject, for ex-ample, the spectra of a celestial bodyto analysis, so as to determine its chem-ical constituents, that would be the in-telligent approach to find out its nature.To resort to abstraction and conjectureabout it, no matter how selfevidentones co