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Filename: RC4022.TXT [PAGE 408] ROSICRUCIAN COSMO-CONCEPTION WORKBOOK [continued]: CHAPTER 14 14-1] Choose the correct word or phrase from each parentheses. The book of Genesis, properly translated, indicates that the heavens and the earth were created out of (ever-existing essence, nothing), that (one being was, many beings were) involved in the creation, that the being or beings responsible for the creation was or were (doubled-sexed, female, male), and that Adam was (many people, one individual). 14-2] Next to each description on the left put the letter of the period on the right which is being described. Darkness rested upon the face of A. Aryan Epoch the deep B. Hyperborean Epoch The Elohim said, "Let there be Light; and there was Light." _____ C. Lemurian and Atlantean Epoch The Elohim said, "Let there be an expansion in the waters." ______ D. Moon Period E. Saturn Period The Elohim said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation." ____ F. Sun Period The Elohim formed man in their G. Vulcan Period likeness, male and female made they them. ________ On the seventh day the Elohim finished their work which they had done, and they rested. ______ 14-3] Which of the following is not one of the responsibilities of Jehovah? a) To be the Leader of the Angels b) To be Regent of the Sun c) To direct the building of bodies of beings on Earth d) To be the author of all Race-religions 14-4] When an Ego is coming into rebirth, does it have any influence on the body which it is coming into? [PAGE 409] 14-5] Choose the correct phrase from each parentheses. When forms are inhabited by pioneers of a life wave, the pioneers (work on and improve the forms, allow the forms to degenerate, leave the forms as they got them). When forms are inhabited by stragglers of a life wave, the stragglers (work on and improve the forms, allow the forms to degenerate, leave the forms as they got them). The current anthropoid bodies (advanced, degenerated) from (animal, human) bodies. 14-6] When viewed from the form side the mineral, plant and animal forms were created (before, at the same time as, after) the human forms. When viewed from the Life side, the Life which ensouls the minerals, plants and animals were started on their evolutionary paths (before, at the same time as, after) the Life which now ensouls human forms. 14-7] the Archangels were human in the __________________ Period in which the lowest globe was in the _______________________ World/Region and thus they became expert in working in _____________________ matter. Now some Archangels work with __________________ and help them build and control their _______________ bodies. 14-8] The Angels were human in the ___________________ Period in which the lowest globe was in the ____________________ World/Region and thus they became expert in working in ________________ matter. Now some Angels work with ___________________________and help them build and use their ____________________ bodies. 14-9] When individual members of a Race have evolved ___________________, they are emancipated from the influence of the Race-spirit. 14-10] A race or national spirit permeates the _____________________ of the country inhabited by the people under its dominion. As a [PAGE 410] person breathes, he draws into his lungs _______________ of all that occurs within his aura and these enter the blood and are stored in the blood. When there is intermarriage within a family, the _________ in the blood of both parents are similar, and hence tend to be _______ to the offspring. When there is intermarriage within a race, the racial __________ stored in the blood of both parents are similar and hence tend to be _____________ to the offspring. As man is becoming prepared for individualization, he is now (commanded to marry, forbidden from marrying) within the family, so that the _______________ in the blood of the parents would tend to (strengthen, weaken] one another and hence tend to be _______ to the offspring, leaving the offspring freer to hew out their own path. 14-11] Christ came to ___________ the various races in bonds of ___________. 14-12] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which indicates how the item on the left is symbolically represented in the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis. All men ________ A. The Serpent All women _____ B. Eve The Lucifer Spirits ______ C. The flowers in the garden Attaining self-consciousness ____ D. Adam Attaining the power to heal ____ E. Eating of the Tree of Life F. Eating of the Tree of Knowledge Thought questions: 14-A] What developments must occur between the time when people are directed by Race or national spirits and the time when Universal Brotherhood is felt? [PAGE 411] 14-B] When man became aware of himself as an individual, possessing free will, why did he then begin to also experience pain? CHAPTER 15 15-1] Since religion requires the body to make sacrifices and sometimes go against its own interests, the source of religion must be from (the body itself, some source other than the body). 15-2] Give the order in which man takes the following steps in religion. a) Man learns to do right regardless or rewards. b) Man learns to make sacrifices of wealth to a Race-God who in turn rewards the man with productive flocks and fields and with help in battle. c) Man learns to worship a God whom he fears. d) Man learns to live a good life for the sake of future reward in heaven. 15-3] "The Father" is the highest Initiate among the humanity of the ________________ Period. "The Son" is the highest initiate among the humanity of the _______________ Period. "The Holy Spirit" is the highest Initiate among the humanity of the __________________ Period. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are members of the humanity of the _________________________________ Period, but are all more pure and spiritually advanced than most other members of their life wave. 15-4] The lowest body which the Christ Spirit was able to build was a _________________________ body. When Jesus was thirty years of age, with the consent of Jesus, Christ entered the ______________ and ____________________ bodies of Jesus and used them for for His work on earth. 15-5] During what time of year are the physical solar rays from the sun strongest in the northern hemisphere? 15-6] During what time of year are the spiritual rays from the sun most active in the northern hemisphere? [PAGE 412] 15-7] What is the "Star" which can lead present day "wise men" to the Christ? 15-8] In general the involuntary muscles have (crosswise, lengthwise, both crosswise and lengthwise) stripes and the voluntary muscles have (crosswise, lengthwise, both crosswise and lengthwise) stripes. The heart is currently (an involuntary, a voluntary) muscle, yet it is striped like (an involuntary, a voluntary) muscle. As one learns more and more to live according to the principles of love and brotherhood, the heart will become more and more (involuntary, voluntary). 15-9] The extract of experiences of past lives is stored in the Life Spirit to act as ____________ in future lives. The Life Spirit has closest interaction with the ___________________________ and _______________ of the of the physical body. Thus, one often feels in these organs the ___________________ view of a situation. This feeling comes so quickly that it is felt before the ____________ has time to reason things out. 15-10] When the Life Spirit gains full control of the heart, it will be able to withhold blood from areas of the brain devoted to selfish purposes. What will then happen to these areas of the brain? Why? 15-11] If the laws of Rebirth and Consequence are gradually leading all to perfection, why are some in need of a 'savior'? 15-12] Under the Race-religions, man learned to control his _____________ body. The Race-religions gave people _______________ to live by, and _________________ were given if such were obeyed. Thus people learned to desire that which brought ______________________. 15-13] Christ taught that Law must be superseded by __________________. 15-14] When Christ Jesus was crucified and his blood flowed, He gained entrance into the Earth. Thence Christ diffused His desire body [PAGE 413] over the Earth. In what way did and does this benefit humanity? Thought questions: 15-A] What qualities do Race-religions help people to develop? 15-B] What qualities does Christianity help people to develop? 15-C] Why do people need to live under Race-religions before they can, with benefit, strive for the Christian ideals? 15-D] What are the effects of the mind being linked with the desire body? CHAPTER 16 16-1] How does the path of initiation differ from the path taken by humanity in general? 16-2] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which gives the Period when the humanity of the Earth Period attained or will attain the designated state. Unconsciousness corresponding to A. Saturn deep trance _________ B. Sun Waking, Objective Consciousness ____ C. Moon Internal Picture Consciousness D. Earth of soul qualities of outward objects ____ E. Jupiter Picture Consciousness which is F. Venus under control of the thinker and which is visible to others G. Vulcan _____________ Consciousness similar to that of the plants ___________ A consciousness which enables the thinker to give form and life to his mental creations __________ The ability to create forms ______ The ability to create forms which can live and grow ________ The ability to create forms which can live and grow and feel _______ 16-3] Why will hypocricy and flattery not be possible in the Jupiter Period? 16-4] The lowest Globe in the Jupiter Period is in the _______________ World/Region, so the ______________ body can no longer be used in the Jupiter Period. Then the forces of the __________ body will be superimposed on the ________________ body. 16-6] What is soul? [PAGE 414] Thought questions: 16-A] How is soul produced? 16-B] What will the Divine Spirit have absorbed by the end of the Vulcan Period? CHAPTER 17 17-1] Race religions aid people to purify and gain control of their __________________ bodies; Christianity aids people to purify and gain control of their __________________ bodies. Repetition of high and lofty thoughts helps build the ____________________ body. 17-2] A greater proportion of phosphate of lime, carbonate of lime and sulphate of lime and other earthy materials are contained in the body of (a young, a middle-aged, an old) person. If we would maintain pliability and functioning of the body as long as possible, then we should take into our bodies as (much, little) as possible of earthy matters. 17-3] What foods and drinks contain the least earthy matter? 17-4] Phosphorus is particularly important for building the ____________. 17-5] The action of the _____________ body in the spleen produces white blood corpuscles, which are carried by the ________________ throughout the body. When annoyance or anger is felt, the __________________ swell and open the way for passage of the white blood corpuscles into the tissues of the body where they form bases for the collection of _________________________. 17-6] Before a particle of food can be built into our bodies, what must we, as spirits, have achieved with respect to the life in that particle? 17-7] Cells in (plants, animals) are more individualized than cells in (plants, animals). Thus flesh food from animals requires (more, less) energy to digest, and remains assimilated for a (greater, lesser) amount of time before the cells reassert their independence. Thus the flesh-eater requires (more, less) food than the vegetarian, and the flesh-eater must eat (more, less) often. [PAGE 415] 17-8] Explain how the prayer, "Forgive us our trespasses" helps purify the vital body. 17-9] When we have been wronged by someone else, the desire body may try to impress on the vital body the idea of ____________________. Concentration upon __________________ strengthens the vital body and helps keep the desire body from attaining mastery. 17-10] Why should the aspirant not use the sex-function for sense- gratification, but only for propagation? 17-11] Why should aspirants sacrifice some of their creative force for propagation when married and when they are healthy and financially able? 17-12] In the past, how were the pituitary body and pineal gland used? 17-13] In the great majority of people, what are the pituitary body and pineal gland currently doing? 17-14] When the pituitary body and the pineal gland are reawakened, how will their connection with the nervous system have changed from what it was previously? What effect will this change have? 17-15] What must one do to get the creative force currents to flow into the head? 17-16] What can the creative force currents in the head be used for? 17-17] Why must the two lower ethers of the vital body and lower part of the desire body stay with the dense body during sleep? 17-18] Why must the two higher ethers of the vital body accompany the higher part of the desire body and mind if these are to function as a vehicle of consciousness for the Ego? 17-19] What must be awakened in the desire body before consciousness in the inner worlds is possible? 17-20] By what exercises can these parts of the desire body be awakened? [PAGE 416] 17-21] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related. Focusing thought on a single object, A. Adoration and building a clear, objective and living image of the form ____ B. Concentration Tracing the history of an object C. Contemplation Holding an object before the mind D. Discrimination and letting the soul of it speak to one ________ E. Meditation Perceiving and taking note of F. Observation objects in ones environment ____ Making distinctions (such as between right and wrong, or between lasting and ephemeral) _________ Unification with the Source of all things ______________ 17-22] When a person is ready to be initiated, should he then seek a teacher? Why? Thought questions: 17-A] Why does one need faith in order to develop higher faculties? 17-B] Why should the aspirant avoid eating meat? 17-C] Under what conditions is desire for material wealth justified? 17-D] Under what conditions is desire for fame justified? 17-E] Why is it required that the aspirant give proof and unselfishness before the teacher will help him unfold his clairvoyant powers? 17-F] What type of criticism is acceptable? [PAGE 417] CHAPTER 18 18-1] How many strata are there within the Earth (not counting the core)? 18-2] How many Initiations are required to learn how to penetrate the strata of the Earth (not counting the core)? 18-3] Which of the following are not contained within the strata of the Earth? a) The archetypal forces which are associated with the group spirits b) Sensation of the things which take place on the Earth (such as breaking rocks, plowing, harvesting, etc.) c) The spirits of people who have 'died'. d) The origin of the Nature forces which cause such things as floods, earthquakes, weather conditions, formation of mineral deposits, etc.) 8-4] What effect does human life have on the "Nature forces" in the seventh strata? [PAGE 418] CHAPTER 19 19-1] What was the result in the "dark ages" of religion taking predominance over science? 19-2] What is the result in modern times of science taking precedence over religion? 19-3] How should religion and science be related to one another? 19-4] What has been the aim of the Order of the Rosicrucians, since its founding by Christian Rosenkreutz in the thirteenth century? 19-5] What Initiations are the Brothers of the Order of the Rosicrucians able to lead people through? 19-6] What must one be able to do before one can become a pupil(lay brother or sister) in the Rosicrucian Mystery School? 19-7] What does the candidate learn about during the first four (Lesser) Initiations? 19-8] What does the candidate learn about in the fifth Initiation? 19-9] What does the candidate learn about in the sixth through the ninth Initiations? 19-10] What transmutation do the Brothers of the Rose Cross carry out in their daily midnight services? 19-11] Why does the Rosicrucian method of attainment advise against people meeting in groups to do their spiritual exercises? 19-12] When Adam knew Eve, they bore children. In this same sense, what will man be able to do when he fulfills the motto of the Greek mystery temples, "Man, know thyself." 19-13] In the symbolism of the Rose Cross, if the cross represents the dense body, and if the rose is placed at the center in the place of the larynx, then what does the rose represent? Continued with file "RC4023.TXT" End of File

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