WORKBOOK FOR "THE ROSICRUCIAN CHRISTIANITY LECTURES":
1-1] How is it possible to obtain information about life after death
even if we ourselves cannot yet see that state of existence?
1-2] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which would help support a belief in the item on the left.
Mind cannot be destroyed at A. Children of criminals
death. ______ are frequently honest,
children of geniuses
Man may alternately live and are frequently medi-
die. ______ ocre.
During each earth life man may B. Each year a tree grows
further progress toward some.
C. Man's ultimate goal is
God is just and gives to each to attain perfection
what they have earned in past and reunion with God.
lives on earth. ______
D. Scientists have ob-
Heredity does not account for served that matter and
morals or intellectual behavior. energy are indestruc-
Man needs to be reborn in order
to learn more. ______ E. Some people are born
which are full of re-
sources and opportu-
nities, others are
born into barren
F. Trees alternately grow
during the summer and
go into a state of
inactivity during the
1-3] When we feel already well-acquainted with apperson when we meet
them for the first time, what is the probable origin of this
1-4] Why does each Ego usually incarnate once as a male and once as a
female in each interval of 2100 years?
1-A] Describe something which you or people you know have observed which
would give evidence that consciousness can exist independently from
the dense body.
1-B] Describe some evidence that there is intelligence in the universe
higher than man.
1-C] a) In what ways will someone who believes in the theory of
rebirth live differently than one who believes the
b) In what ways will someone who believes the theory of rebirth
live differently than one who believes the theory of theology?
2-1] The following is a list of things which are invisible to most. For
each, give some evidence that it exists.
c) Very distant stars
e) The Spirit subsequent to demise of the dense body
2-2] The material scientist extends his ability to perceive things by
developing mechanical instruments. What must the occult scientist
do to extend his ability to perceive?
2-3] Give two reasons why it is valuable to know about the after-death
2-4] Which of the following are reasons why those who claim to be able
to see the spiritual worlds often bring back different stories?
a) Different people may view different parts of the spiritual
b) Some people may have personal bias which affects what they
c) The spiritual worlds have no objective reality. Those who see
them suffer from hallucinations.
d) Some people who have seen nothing make up stories in order to
2-5] Will all people some day be able to see the spiritual worlds?
2-A] a) What can cause water to pass beyond our range of vision?
b) Can steam be returned to a visible state?
c) If we have water, then it disappears, then it reappears, is it
reasonable to postulate that it existed in between its two
d) Under what circumstances does Spirit cease to give us evidence
of its existence?
e) Does the Spirit sometimes return and resume giving evidence of
f) In between the two situations of appearance of the evidence of
Spirit, is it reasonable to postulate that the Spirit
3-1] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
Someone who has no control over A. Invisible helper
when he sees the spiritual worlds
or what he sees in them. ______ B. Negative involuntary
Someone who can control when he
looks into the spiritual worlds C. Negative voluntary
but cannot control what he sees. clairvoyant
D. Voluntary trained
Someone who can control both clairvoyant
when he looks into the spiritual
worlds and what he sees. ______
Someone who can leave the dense
body at will and can not only see
but also work consciously in the
3-2] What vow must one take before one can become an Invisible Helper?
3-3] Do people who have clairvoyant vision sometimes make mistakes when
they make statements about the spiritual worlds? Why?
3-4] Next to each set of materials given on the left put the letter if
the item on the right which tells what could be accomplished be
means of bodies made of those materials.
Dense physical matter and chemical A. Formation of bodies
ether. ______ which can grow, propa-
gate, and feel incen-
Dense physical matter and tive to action, but
etheric matter. ______ cannot reason.
Dense physical matter, etheric B. Formation of bodies
matter and desire matter. ______ whose actions can be
controlled by means of
Dense physical matter, etheric reason.
matter, desire matter and
thought matter. ______ C. Formation of crystals,
which can undergo
but which have no life
D. Formation of struc-
tured bodies which are
able to assimilate,
grow and propagate,
but are not able to
move under their own
3-5] a) Which of the ethers are utilized by the plant?
b) What role does each of these ethers play in the plant?
3-6] In which ether does the Ego make the record of its experiences
which we call memory?
3-7] a) What types of things do animals desire?
b) The desire bodies of animals are composed of materials from
which regions of the Desire World?
c) What types of feelings are humans capable of which animals are
not capable of?
d) In what ways do the desire bodies of humans differ from the
desire bodies of animals?
3-8] What directs the archetypal forces in the building of bodies?
3-9] On the average how much distance would one need to travel to get
from the Physical World to the World of Thought?
4-1] a) What is the Ego supposed to be learning to control?
b) Which of the bodies is most difficult for the Ego to control?
4-2] a) What activities are expressions of the Holy Spirit?
b) When someone is hypnotized, what are they unable to do?
c) Why is hypnotism a sin against the Holy Spirit?
4-3] If one considers the volume occupied by the physical heart of a
person, which of the following of the person's bodies would
intersect that volume when that person is awake: dense body, vital
body, desire body, mind?
4-4] In each blank insert one of the words: desire, vital.
Impulses from the ______ body impell the dense body to action,
which causes wear on the dense body. The ______ body then works to
repair the dense body. The ______ body specializes the solar
energy which pervades space, and sends it along the nerves of the
dense body. The ______ body has direct control of the voluntary
nervous system. The ______ body works mainly through the
involuntary nervous system.
4-5] During sleep, when the desire body and mind are withdrawn from the
dense body, what scenes do they review? Why?
4-6] During sleep, what pumps rhythmic energy into the vital body in
order to revive it?
4-7] During sleep, what works on the dense body to cause elimination of
the products of decay?
4-8] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
When the desire body has (partially, completely) withdrawn from the
dense body, it may see some solution to a problem of life or it may
see some impending trouble. If the desire body then (stays outside
of, returns to) the dense body, it may be able to transmit this
information to the brain.
4-9] What advantage is there in having a strong will?
4-10] If a drunkard is cured of his drunkenness when a hypnotist
superimposes his will on that of the drunkard, does the drunkard
benefit from the treatment in the long run? Why or why not?
4-11] Mediums are often controlled by Earth-bound Spirits.
a) What are Earth-bound Spirits?
b) Are Earth-bound Spirits qualified to be spiritual leaders?
Why or why not?
4-12] When the mind is not properly inserted into and connected with the
dense, vital and desire bodies, what type of behavior results?
4-A] a) Give an example of a desire which may impell one to action.
b) In what way will the resulting action cause wear on the dense
4-B] Why is it wrong for us to control others by the exercise of our
4-C] Why is it wrong to let others control our bodies (as in hypnotism
4-D] If an Earth-bound Spirit takes permanent control of a medium's
dense and vital bodies, what effect would this have on the
evolution of the medium?
5-1] Insert one of the words, birth or death, into each blank.
From the point of view of people living on earth, entrance of a
Spirit into a physical body is viewed as ______, and departure of
the Spirit from its dense body is viewed as ______. From the point
of view of an inhabitant of the spiritual worlds, entrance of a
Spirit into a physical body would be viewed a ______ and departure
of a Spirit from its dense body would be viewed as ______.
5-2] Next to each item on the left match the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
The person who dies at a "ripe old A. As a sun rotates, the
age" finds it easier to pass on denser part tends to
into the spiritual worlds than be moved toward the
one who dies in the midst of a surface (by centri-
vigorous life. ______ fugal force).
Apperson generally experiences B. On a sunny day, some
some unconsciousness subsequent difficulty in seeing
to birth and to death. ______ is experienced when
one passes from a
After death, when the Spirit darkened room to the
enters the Desire World, the street or from the
coarsest matter in the desire street to the darkened
body gets thrown outward. ______ room.
C. The seed clings to the
flesh of unripe fruit,
while it is easily and
cleanly detached from
the ripe fruit.
5-3] What observation gives evidence that the vital body leaves the
dense body at death?
5-4] Which of the following is not a proper procedure to use when
someone is dying?
a) Avoid embalming, cremating or organ removal for three and one-
half days after the heart stops beating.
b) Cremate the body after three and one-half days has passed
since the time the heart stopped beating.
c) Give the dying person stimulants to delay death as long as
d) Maintain an atmosphere of prayer and quiet in the vicinity of
the body for three and one-half days after the heart stops.
5-5] Which of the following is not true concerning the seed-atom?
a) The forces of the seed-atom have seen immanent in every dense
body ever possessed by the Ego.
b) All the atoms in the body must vibrate in tune with the seed-
c) All the experiences of all the lives of an Ego are inscribed
on the seed-atom.
d) The seed-atom is located in the right ventricle of the heart,
near the apex.
5-6] Can the Ego feel what is done to the dense body for the period of
three and one-half days subsequent to the time when the heart stops
beating? What connects the higher bodies to the dense body during
5-7] When a desire body makes its appearance at a spiritualistic seance:
a) How is it able to state incidents about the past life of the
b) How is it able to produce phenomena, such as various 'pranks'?
5-8] Why is suffering experienced in Purgatory more acute than here on
5-9] For which of the following does the archetype cease activity at the
time of death?
a) The person who dies by accident
b) The suicide
c) One who has been murdered
5-10] For which of the following does the continued post-mortem activity
of the archetype cause intense suffering?
a) The person who dies by accident
b) The suicide
c) One who has been murdered
5-11] What desire body does the murderer encounter when he enters the
Desire World subsequent to his death? What does this cause the
murderer to feel?
5-A] If you were able to speak to the Ego of a miser after it had
departed from its dense body (in death), what would you say to it?
5-B] What type of suffering will a smoker experience subsequent to
5-C] A murderer owes a debt to his victim. In what ways might the
murderer pay this debt in subsequent lives?
6-1] When people die as children they go directly to which of the
a) The Etheric World
c) The First Heaven
d) The Second Heaven
e) The Third Heaven
6-2] When people die as children and then enter the heaven world, they
receive instruction. What are they then instructed about?
6-3] When someone dies prior to the age of (about) fourteen, what bodies
does it retain and use in its next incarnation?
6-4] Mark each of the following true or false.
a) In the First Heaven we feel the mental and physical relief
felt by those whom we helped during life.
b) If someone does not know that it was we who helped him, we
will not receive his feelings of gratitude when we reach the
c) It does not matter whether or not we feel grateful, as long as
we receive the help we need.
d) It does not matter whether or not we feel love, as long as we
give to others the material goods which they need.
6-5] What effect may materialistic thought in one life on earth have on
the dense body of the next life on earth?
6-6] Which of the following is the most prominent feature of the Second
b) Light and color
6-7] In Purgatory the evil habits and acts of life produced suffering
which in the Second Heaven are transmuted into
a) Right thoughts.
b) Right feelings.
c) Right actions.
6-8] What do the Angels and Archangels and other Divine Hierarchies help
us learn when we are in the Second Heaven?
6-9] What service do "dead" people who have reached the Second Heaven
perform for those who are still in dense bodies on earth?
6-A] What kinds of forms have you built in the upper regions of the
Desire World (the First Heaven)? When others come in contact with
the forms which you have built, what sort of effect will those
forms have on them?
6-B] When you enter the First Heaven after death, what would you most
like to do there?
6-C] If in the First Heaven you had the opportunity to talk to a
business man who had no other desire than to do business, what
would you say to him?
6-D] If in the First Heaven you had the opportunity to talk to a
materialist who still believed that life is just a prelude to
oblivion, what would you say to him?
6-E] We have stored in our minds mental images of ourselves--of what we
like and dislike, of how we act under various circumstances, of
what we are striving for.
a) In what way do these mental images affect our actions?
b) If we wish to change our character, do we need to first change
our actions or our mental images?
7-1] Why did Pythagoras demand that applicants for occult tuition should
first study mathematics?
7-2] When an Ego is ready for a new birth, if there are several groups
of people on earth with whom the Ego has ties, and with whom the
Ego could equally profit from living, how is it decided as to which
group the Ego will be born into?
7-3] When the Ego withdraws from its various bodies, what does it save
from each, which it will use as nuclei for forming new bodies?
7-4] Arrange the following items in the order in which they occur when
an Ego is coming to rebirth.
a) Conception occurs.
b) The Ego clothed in its mind and desire body enters the matrix
of the vital body and again sees a panorama of the coming
c) The mind and desire body seed-atoms draw appropriate materials
d) The mother alone does work upon the new dense body.
e) The Recording Angels form a matrix from the vital body
materials, place it in the womb of the mother, and place the
dense body seed-atom in the semen of the father.
f) The vital body seed-atom draws materials to itself.
7-5] Why is it said that birth is a four-fold event?
7-6] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
When an Ego is coming into incarnation, the coarsest desire material
is whirled (inwards, outwards) with the result that that most
selfish tendencies tend to be (apparent, hidden) in the child. To
learn of these tendencies one can use (astrology, observation) and
can thence help the child to develop the abilities needed to deal
7-7] Up to the age of seven, what is the best way to get a child to
behave in a particular way?
7-8] Mark each of the following true or false.
a) For children, highly seasoned food is better than plain food.
b) Too small clothing can rouse the sex-nature.
c) Corporeal punishment is a deterrent to sexual immorality.
d) A boisterous, hot-tempered nature can be soothed by an
environment of red.
7-9] At what age can a child start to be informed about the origin and
purpose of things and be expected to memorize what he is told?
7-10] At what age can a young person start to be taught to investigate
things for himself, and to form his own opinions about things?
7-A] Give an example of a situation in which a person's feelings might
blind them to the truth.
8-1] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
The major difference in a young body and an old body is that the
former contains (less, more) phosphate of lime, sulphate of lime,
and carbonate of lime. The less of these substances that are taken
into the body, the (less, more) slowly the body will become
clogged. Fresh vegetables and fruits and distilled water contain
(little, much) earthy matter. Cocoa and water from the ground
contain (little, much) earthy matter. Buttermilk and grape juice
will (help unclog, further the clogging of) the body.
8-2] Why do meat eaters require larger quantities and more frequent
meals than vegetarians?
8-3] What poisonous residues does meat leave in the body of one who eats
8-4] What foods can be used a a source of protein in place of meat?
8-5] If we chew our food well, will we get more nourishment from it, or
8-A] Animals are evolving beings who will some day reach the human
a) When current humans kill the animals for food, what effect may
this have on the animal evolutionary development (what may the
animals learn from these experiences)?
b) When humans take animals as pets and care for them with love,
what may the animals learn?
9-1] Each item on the left is an allegorical or symbolical
representation of an item on the right. Next to each item on the
left put the letter of the item on the right which is represented.
Delilah cut Samson's locks, and he A. After the sun crosses
lost his strength. Subsequently the equator at the
the Philistines put out his eyes. vernal equinox, the
______ Sun gives its life
energies to ripen
Hiram was killed by three wheat and grape.
B. As the sun crosses the
Joseph (who had a bow) was with celestial equator in
Jacob in Egypt when Jacob died. the spring, it leaves
______ the six southern signs
which brought winter
Saviors are born of an immacu- to the northern hemi-
late Virgin. ______ sphere.
At the Passover, the Jewish C. On the longest night
people remember the coming out of the year, the sign
of Egypt. ______ of Virgo, the Virgin,
is on the eastern
Subsequent to the crucifixion, horizon. This is when
the disciples partook of the the Sun of the coming
body and blood of the Christ year is born.
through bread and wine. ______
D. The Sun's rays become
weak as they pass
Scorpio and Saggitar-
E. The Sun's rays reach
their weakest in the
sigh of Saggitarius,
F. The Sun's rays start
to weaken when the Sun
enters Virgo, the sign
of the virgin, and
more and more week.
9-A] Why have the patterns of behavior of the heavenly bodies been
symbolically repeated in the myths of the various religions, the
live of the World Light-bringers, and the architecture of the
Temples? What are all these symbolical representations trying to
bring to the consciousness of mankind?
10-1] Why is it insufficient to tell a person's 'fortune' based only on
the sign the Sun was in at the person's birth?
10-2] Of what value is it to a parent or teacher to know the horoscopes
of the children in their care?
10-3] a) Is the will of man shown in the horoscope?
b) What influence does this have on astrological predictions?
10-4] How can the physician use astrology?
10-5] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
Mercury ______ A. Beauty
Venus ______ B. Devotion
Mars ______ C. Justice
Jupiter ______ D. Passion
Saturn ______ E. Wisdom
10-A] The horoscope shows some of the problems that we will encounter in
life. How much control do we have over how we react to these
problems or how we handle these problems?
10-B] Why is it better to read horoscopes for ourselves than to depend on
someone else to read them for us?
11-1] Which of the following will aid one in gaining the type of
clairvoyance in which one can control what one sees, and will also
aid one in gaining the ability to consciously function in the
spiritual worlds. (There are several answers.)
a) Approaching the act of procreation in a spirit of prayer, not
for gratification of the senses.
b) Taking certain drugs
c) Crystal gazing
d) Development the qualities of persistence, devotion,
observation and discrimination.
e) Finding a teacher who promises to initiate one and paying him
what he requests, regardless of how high the price
f) Practicing the evening Retrospection and morning Concentration
g) Sitting in a circle with others, with everyone putting
themselves in a passive state of mind
h) Ceasing to use alcohol, tobacco, and flesh foods.
11-12] a) When someone is to travel consciously in the spiritual worlds,
what part of the vital body will accompany the desire body and
b) If improper methods lead to the whole vital body being lifted
out of the dense body, what will happen to the consciousness
of the person?
c) Which part of the vital body normally takes care of blood
circulation during sleep?
d) Which part of the vital body must be able to take care of
blood circulation before one can safely travel consciously in
the spiritual world?
11-3] Why does increasing the accuracy of one's observation increase
one's health and longevity, and decrease one's need for sleep?
11-4] How is it that one who does the exercise of Retrospection is
"living in an attitude of mind, and development along lines that
would ordinarily have been reserved for future lives."
11-5] a) What is it, in addition to the dense matter, that normally
slows down the currents in the desire body when it is in the
dense body when one is awake?
b) In the exercise, when on has attained good concentration on
some idea, what is one then unaware of?
11-6] Why does the Rosicrucian method of training aim to emancipate the
pupil from dependence on others?
11-7] Why to Probationers in the Rosicrucian school perform their
spiritual exercises in the seclusion and privacy of their rooms?
11-A] Make a list of things which have lasting value to your Spirit.
Make another list of things which have only temporary value.
11-B] If someone else is present in the room, close your eyes and try to
describe them as accurately as possible. If no other person is
present, this may be done with an animal or an inanimate object.
The open your eyes and check the accuracy of your description.
11-C] The Rosicrucian method of training aims to make th pupil self-
reliant. What implications does this have for the organization of
the Rosicrucian Fellowship?
12-1] Which of the following was not a mistake made by Amfortas?
a) He took the holy spear to use in fighting Klingsor.
b) He yielded to the sensual temptations of Kundry.
c) He deprived himself of the ability to gratify his passions.
d) He let go of his hold of the sacred spear when he was at
12-2] What does the man of the world experience (become wedded to) before
he is willing to turn from worldly things and seek spiritual
12-3] Why may people reel pain when ideals are held up before them?
12-4] When Parsifal went to Klingsor's castle he found "how all the world
is stirred, tossed, convulsed and often lost in shame."
What did he find was the cause of all this upheaval and sin?
12-5] a) In what way was Parsifal willing to use the sacred spear?
b) In what ways was Parsifal not willing to use the sacred spear?
12-A] What type of feeling or thoughts does music stimulate within you?
12-B] Kundry represents the dense body.
a) What is the significance of the fact that if the Grail-knights
wake her she must serve them, but if Klingsor wakes her she
must serve him?
b) What is the significance of the fact that in the last act,
when Parsifal has attained the wardship of the Holy Grail and
Sacred Lance, Kundry says only one word, 'Service'?
12-C] Why do worldly actions bring pain?
12-D] Give some examples of how passion and sensual love stirs, tosses
and convulses the world.
12-E] a) Why is the one who seeks spiritual things viewed as a fool by
those who are worldly?
b) Give a specific example of something which a spiritually
minded person will do which a worldly minded person will
12-F] The sacred spear represents creative power. Although we may not
yet have the power to heal people instantaneously or to feed five-
thousand people, we have voices which can speak words which may
have some influence on those around us. What lesson may we draw
from the Parsifal story as to how we should use our voices?
13-1] What gave the bodies in the solar system their initial motions?
13-2] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
In past periods the bodies of man were (more, less) dense than they
are in the present Earth Period. When man became conscious he
could start to (crystallize, spiritualize) his bodies, and to
extract from each body a (soul, spirit), which is the power of the
body from which it is extracted. (Higher powers helped us build,
We by ourselves built) our bodies, and now (higher powers will give
us, we by ourselves must obtain) soul-growth.
13-3] Out of what type of matter were each of man's bodies originally
13-4] Each time life emerges from a Cosmic Night what must it do before
it starts the work of the new period?
13-5] In the Moon Period, of what type of material was our vital body
13-6] a) What type of material are the Angels most skilled in working
b) What, therefore, are the Angels most suited to help with on
13-7] Which of our bodies are the Archangels currently helping us build
13-8] What have the Lords of Mind done for us in the present Earth
13-9] In the Atlantean Epoch, which of the following was the use which
the majority of humanity made of the mind?
a) It functioned as a tool of the Spirit in governing the
b) It developed cunning to aid man in achieving his desires.
13-10] a) Who is the chief director of all the religions based on Law?
b) Who is the chief promoter of the religion which will lead to
13-A] What was the evolutionary value of the flooding of Atlantis?
13-B] How does a system of Law with punishments for transgressors help
people learn to control their desires?
14-1] From each parentheses choose the word or words which correctly
completes the sentence.
The (dense, vital, desire) body of the (plant, Earth) causes in the
plant a continuous building up of stem and leaf in alternating
succession. The (dense, vital, desire) body of the (plant, Earth)
checks this intense upward growth in a measure. Then the creative
force seeks another channel and builds (brain and larynx, flowers
and seeds, limbs and muscles).
14-2] In the Lemurian Epoch, man obtained his individual desire body.
Which of the following was not one of the effects which this had on
the dense body.
a) The cranium began to form at the end of the column of
b) The dense body commenced to harden.
c) The dense body developed a circulatory system.
d) The dense body became capable of generating a new body from
14-3] In the Lemurian Epoch bodies began to be unisexual, and in each
body only one pole of the creative force was then available for
generation. What, then, was the other pole used for?
14-4] What effect does overdrawing of the creative force for sexual
excesses have on the functioning of the brain?
14-5] In the latter part of the Lemurian Epoch man was unaware of birth
and death. Why?
14-6] While man in the Lemurian Epoch was unconscious of his physical
body, how was generation accomplished?
14-7] What did Lucifer (or the Lucifer Spirits) show women that they
14-8] When people took generation into their own hands, using it
ignorantly and with passion, what effects followed with respect to:
a) awareness of the Physical World,
b) awareness of the Spiritual Worlds,
c) occurrence of pain,
d) the needs of the dense body with respect to food and shelter.
14-9] When humanity started to misuse the sex force, why were they forced
to leave the Etheric World, which contained the Tree of Life
14-10] From each parentheses choose the word or words which correctly
complete the sentence.
The Lucifer Spirits influence the (left, right) side of the brain,
and there stimulate (altruistic, selfish) mental activities. When
in the future, the heart becomes (an involuntary, a voluntary)
muscle, it will be able to send blood only to the (left, right)
side of the brain and thereby establish the New Jerusalem, which
will be a state of (confusion, peace).
14-A] Why would abuse of the generative function tend to be greater if
bodies were bisexual instead of unisexual?
14-B] Give an example of a situation in your life in which pain has
caused you to do some thinking and thence brought you some wisdom.
14-C] a) When someone steals property from others, what Cosmic Law are
they apparently ignorant of?
b) When someone treats others cruely, what Cosmic Law are they
apparently unaware of?
c) When someone misuses the creative force, what Cosmic Law do
they need to be informed of?
14-D] What will people need to learn before there can be Peace on Earth?
15-1] From each parentheses choose the word or word which correctly
completes the sentence.
Jesus is a member of the (archangelic, angelic, human) life wave.
Jesus is evolved to a point that is (far ahead of, about on the
same level as, behind) that of most other members of his life
wave. Christ is a member of the (archangelic, angelic, human) life
wave, who is evolved to a point that is (far ahead of, about the
same level as, behind) that of most other members of His life
wave. The lowest vehicle that the Christ ordinarily uses is in the
World of (Divine, Life, Human) Spirit, from which World come the
(separating, unifying) forces in the world. The lowest vehicle
Christ learned to build was the (concrete mind, desire body, vital
body), so in order to function on Earth He needed to borrow the
(dense body; dense and vital bodies; dense , vital and desire
bodies) from Jesus.
15-2] When it was customary for people to marry within the family, what
was carried in the blood from ancestors to descendants?
15-3] In the evolutionary process, in what order does mankind develop the
a) Feeling of Universal Brotherhood
15-4] When Christ-Jesus was killed and the blood flowed, Christ diffused
Himself over all the Earth. What effect did this have of the
Desire Body and Mind Body of the Earth?
15-5] What is Christ currently doing for the Earth?
15-A a) Of what value was it to people of olden times to retain the
memory of all that had happened to their ancestors?
b) Why is it no longer of value to us to retain this memory?
15-B] For what should we be grateful to the Christ?
16-1] Which of the following does not give the Earth pleasure?
a) The breaking of a stone
b) The harvesting of grain
c) The plucking of flowers
d) The pulling of plants up by the roots
16-2] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
On the Sun the rate of vibration of matter is (higher, lower) than
on Earth, and there is (less, more) crystallization on the Sun than
on Earth. The archangels who live on the Sun are (less, more)
advanced than the humanity of the Earth. On the Moon the rate of
vibration of matter is (higher, lower) than on Earth, and there is
(less, more) crystallization on the Moon than on Earth. The beings
which live on the Moon are (less, more) advanced than the humanity
of the Earth. Of the vibrations which come to the Earth, those
which come from the Sun have a (hardening, spiritualizing).
influence, and those which come from the Moon have a (hardening,
16-3] In the early stages of our evolution our bodies crystallized more
and more. What stopped this process of crystallization and started
a process of lightening?
16-4] a) The operation of which of man's bodies tends to cause the
dense body to harden?
b) What did Jehovah give to mankind to help people gain control
of this body and thence to limit its hardening tendencies.
16-5] What qualities must a man develop before it is safe for him to be
freed from externally imposed Laws?
16-6] a) In what respect is the Sun the body of the Cosmic Christ?
b) In what respect is the Earth the body of the Cosmic Christ?
16-7] a) At what time of year are the spiritual impulses from the Sun
b) At what time of day are the spiritual impulses from the Sun
16-A] Why did the Earth (and the humanity of the Earth) need to be thrown
off from the Sun (in the Hyperborean Epoch)?
16-B] Why does Law (as established by the Race Spirits) necessarily make
the interests of the nation have precedence over the interests of
16-C] How do wars between nations help people further learn to control
their desire bodies?
16-D] Why can there not be Universal Brotherhood as long as there are
16-E] How do you think it feels to the Cosmic Christ (whose preferred
home is the Sun) to occupy the dense Earth?
16-F] What does it mean to say that the Christ has been born within a
17-1] a) Do we ask God for more Knowledge? What might we better ask
b) Do we ask God for occult powers? What might we better ask Him
17-2] a) What food was used to help man forget his spiritual nature?
b) Why was it desirable for man to temporarily forget his
c) When man is ready to regain his spiritual vision, what must
then be eliminated from his diet?
17-3] a) When an animal is killed, what desire is it that clings to the
b) What effect does this desire have on the people who eat the
17-4] In what respect does man need to emulate the plant?
17-5] When one treds the mystical path, why is it dangerous to oneself to
continue to eat meat?
17-6] The good cannot use good for direct destruction of evil. How then,
can the good overcome evil?
17-7] Why is it undesirable to kill all feeling or to cut ourselves off
from the expression of all feeling?
17-A] When we feel true compassion for all living creatures, what affect
will this have on our lives?
17-B] How can sympathy lead to understanding?
17-C] a) Why must one forswear spiritual love in order to obtain
b) Why must one forswear sensual love in order to obtain
17-D] Why are purity and harmlessness necessary for one who would develop
18-1] Each item on the right describes a means which God may use for
leading people with the characteristics on the left. Next to each
item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which
gives the most appropriate means of leading that personality.
People whose animal nature is A. Give material pros-
paramount. ______ perity to those who
obey, and give famine,
People who are able to learn war, and pestilence to
to control their desires. ______ those who disobey.
People who are able to give up B. Produce fear of dis-
evil desires entirely and to obediance by
develop habits of continued exhibitions of
well-doing. ______ strength in thunder-
bold and lightning.
C. Reward people in
heaven for having
lived a good life.
18-2] Which of man's bodies is to be subdued by man himself, without any
18-3] What will be the characteristics of the kingdom of the Son?
18-4] When we repent of our sins, which of our bodies is purified?
18-5] a) Which of our bodies needs to be continuously watched so that
it will not lead us into temptation?
b) What is it that must do the watching?
18-A] Give an example of some belief which you have faith in, although
you have no direct knowledge of it.
18-B] Why is faith in oneself valuable when one is trying to develop some
18-C] a) Why should we not attempt to 'kill out desire'?
b) What should we do instead?
18-D] Give an example of something which your desire body would like but
which your mind forbids.
19-1] When Graham Bell was inventing the telephone, why was it useful to
him to make a physical model of the telephone after having mentally
conceived the idea?
19-2] Arrange the following items in the order in which man learned to
exert forces by means of them, starting with the earliest.
b) gas (wind, steam)
19-3] Which of the above sources of force is most easily stored,
transmitted, and utilized?
19-4] What is the next, even subtler, source of force which mankind is
destined to develop?
19-5] Waves and wind and steam had to be concentrated and controlled
before they could serve man as forces that would do his work for
him. What must we learn to do with Though-power if we are to get
it to aid us in our work?
19-6] The Earth-spirit feels our passions, feelings and emotions. What
ways does it have of reacting to these?
19-7] In the future, what organ of the body will be used to bring
thoughts into manifestation (to crystallize them into things).
20-2] In the Sixth Epoch, will people be divided into races and nations?
20-3] What will be the universal religion of the Sixth Epoch?
20-5] In the Sixth Epoch the Life Spirit will be further developed. What
additional qualities will then ripen in mankind?
20-A] Why do Egos usually incarnate in different races in different
20-B] How must races now begin to treat one another if the coming of the
Sixth Epoch is to be hastened?
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