AN INTRODUCTION Temple of the Eternal light is an +quot;omni-denominational+quot; spiritua

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AN INTRODUCTION Temple of the Eternal light is an "omni-denominational" spiritual fellowship devoted to helping each member's total development through mutual encouragement, and sharing knowledge, camaraderie and resources. If the U.S. Army hadn't thought of it first, our slogan could have been: "BE ALL YOU CAN BE" We mean it in a much deeper universal sense. Each person is a perfect, shining entity ... a "STAR"... positioned in a universe of infinite time and space. At birth, the majority of our human family loses the conscious realization of our divine essence ... this "Star- Self" within. Our "Star-Self" may be referred to as God, Buddha, by other divine names or simply, as the universal mind or consciousness. Through it and from it we have been created, and with its essence continue to create a reflection of ourselves within our surroundings. There are many who are unaware of our divine essence. Unknowing, they travel through life without direction or control. This is the cause of all life's problems. This is the origin of all pain, suffering, and disease. It is as if we were six-year old children driving an automobile. One may readily admit a six year old child lacks the ability and judgement to properly drive a car. The possibility of an accident is great. So it is with the individual who, unaware of the creative power he/she possesses, does not accept responsibility for and take control of this life force. Whether or not an individual realizes a link to the universal mind, that link exists. The inner power each of us possesses is consistently and continuously creating our material existence. One normally prepares an itinerary before travelling, is it not more important to plan for that greater journey through life? The notion every individual is really Spirit in a physical form, is still a radical idea in parts of the world today. Yet for many, in ever increasing numbers, there exists an undefined yearning to seek out the truth. For those, the search continues until an inner spark, a small voice within heard when the mind is stilled, yields its secrets. IT HAS BEEN SAID, "A TRUE SEEKER AFTER ENLIGHTENMENT CAN BE COMPARED TO A MAN WHOSE HAIR IS ON FIRE AND IS RUNNING TOWARDS WATER. NOTHING WILL STOP HIM!" Our Temple is a place for all to gather: the seekers and the finders, the knowers and the doers, the teachers and the students, the lovers and the friends. Our goal is to provide a common ground where all may meet, realize the higher self within and align one's objectives in life with divine light. Through sharing with others on the path, you will learn any goal can be reached when you strongly visualize it, here and now. This inner process of evolution may be called "magick", perhaps an unpopular word. Through it, however, knowledge may be obtained, the spirit perfected and actions initiated. We prefer to think of these as major mundane miracles of life. It is the essence of truth and light. (It sure works like magick!) "TO KNOW IS TO ACT. TO KNOW AND NOT TO ACT, IS NOT TO KNOW" Some systems seem to separate spiritual growth from material well- being, and maintain one sacrifice in one area to grow in another. We maintain the material and spiritual worlds are parts of a greater unity. Every aspect of a human person must grow harmoniously for true balance. Through this balanced ideal, both spiritual and material growth can be realized, leading to a more enriching, financially secure life. (It's not easy to do magick on an empty stomach.) Today's world illustrates a need for growth. Traditional cultures and belief systems are becoming progressively inadequate. Urban centers propagate individual and familial alienation through increasing crime and a decreasing sense of fellowship with neighbors and colleagues. (over) Our society continues to breed the skeptic and the non-believer. Yet, these same social pressures exert subtle forces upon the individual psyche to seek out and realize the existence of light. Inner light does exist. Through its revelations centers of light are springing up all over the globe. It is as if a figurative net has been cast around the earth. At every point where its ropes intersect a new community of light is growing. Eventually, we pray, as each small center grows stronger, the entire universe will be illuminated. Our teachings illustrate "Thirteen Tools Toward Enlightenment", with which one may develop a greater awareness. We offer these "tools" via individual and group workshops or through home study programs. "KNOWLEDGE PLUS EXPERIENCE EQUALS WISDOM" Through proper meditation, ritual, study, and dedication, you may align your consciousness with the divine light. This is the true meaning of Atonement (At-One-Ment). This energy manifests in different ways, each with a distinct name and function. A student can learn to "call" these forces with positive results. Temple of the Eternal Light bases its work on the Caballa, an ancient mystical system of archetypes, symbolizing the forces governing the universal flow within and outside ourselves. We look upon this wisdom as providing tools for growth. As a carpenter uses a hammer, so do we use the Caballa. This is the foundation of our cup of life. One might call it the "stem" of a living wine glass. Worship is the figurative bowl of this glass, an adoration of all the forces naturally existing. The noble efforts of men and women working in harmony to harness universal energies. The realization that worship of an external deity is the same as worshiping our divine inner essence, as inscribed on the Emerald Tablet of Hermes. "AS ABOVE, SO BELOW. AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT", We choose to revitalize the earth religion, practiced by Wiccans, Druids and Celts. On Sabbats and Esbats, we gather in the ancient way. This blending of wisdom and worship is a proven, viable approach toward inner harmony. It is our belief and our guide. Temple of the Eternal Light is centered in Brooklyn, New York, with membership located in various parts of the United States. Its prime governing body is a Board of Trustees, which meets annually to select the Temple officers. Our Brooklyn center offers services in both Mystical and Earth religion traditions. Individual and group classes, or home study programs in: Our "Thirteen Tools Towards Enlightenment", Personal Growth, Caballa, Ceremonial Magick, Wicca, and Crystals. Members are available for Psychic Healing and civil and/or "Omni-denominational" marriage ceremonies of your choice. Choose one of ours or write your own. Yours in service, With wishes for Love and L.V.X. Jerome Peartree, D.Th. Karen DePolito Pastor Associate Pastor FOR INFORMATION CALL: (718) 438-4878 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 Please send me information without charge: 旼 읕 on membership in your Temple 旼 읕 on your home study program "Thirteen Tools Towards Enlightenment" (please type or print clearly) NAME___________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________________________________ CITY & STATE______________________________ZIP Code_____________________ PHONE NUMBER_____________________________________ 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 (Optional) I am enclosing $1.00 to cover the cost of printing and mailing.

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