Rosicrucian book of quotes about mysticism
We Are All Potential Mystics What is mysticism and how does it relate to me? As you read the joyful reflections of some of the greatest mystics the world has known, you will discover the key. The words have been drawn from many ages and cultures; from mystics who have adhered to a religious doctrine and from many who have not. What they share is delight at the awakening of the Self to a consciousness of a divine reality. It is the desire to connect with the source of higher knowledge and experience oneness with the universe, that so inspires the mystic. There are many names for this source of knowledge— the Absolute, the Cosmic, God, the Divine Spirit, the Transcendent—yet the concept is one: it is the universal manifestation, the spiritual essence, that prevades all things. And, it is this entity, this Universal Oneness, that the mystic seeks to know. By its nature, mysticism is an intensely personal experience.
It is without creeds, dogma, or the need for third parties.
Instead, it is a discipline based on a desire to reach and understand
the Ultimate Source and to translate the experience into a practical
application of living.
It is a quest for discovery of Self.
From the beginning of time, women and men have sought
answers to the great mysteries of life: Who am I? Why am I
here? What is my purpose in life?
You may have asked yourself similar questions as you
looked back on your past or contemplated your future. And
you may have first attempted to find the answers from someone
or something outside of yourself.
Yet the answers are within you.
As mystics throughout time have found, the road to
discovery, to peace and enlightenment is a journey into Self.
There is more to our conscious being than we realize and
it is from within that we find the keys which unlock our inner
wisdom. It is from within that we can connect with the source
of knowledge that lies beyond the limits of our five senses.
By going within and attuning with this source of knowledge
we may experience a transitory illumination whose impact may
But the mystical experience does not have to be accompanied
by flashes of lightning or the ringing of bells. It can be a very
simple experience, an intuitive impression, a hunch, an idea that
helps us in our life, our work, or whatever we are planning to do.
It can be the finding of peace within, a deepening of compassion,
and an understanding of our personal value in life.
The practice of mysticism can help us find our life’s purpose,
enhance our joy of living, and bring into manifestation the life
we’ve dreamt of. It can awaken our psychic sense and strengthen
the power of our inner being.
It can heighten our creativity and help us develop the greater
sense of confidence that comes from knowing how to tap into
our inner wisdom to find answers to life’s challenges.
Mysticism is humanity’s deepest quest for Self