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The Revelation of St. John The Divine

Vision of the Lamb

   And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

   And I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of many waters and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

   And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty Lnd four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

   These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

   And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. -- Revelation 14:1-5.

   A gracious, loving, and just Creator of our universe and its inhabitants decrees that none of His children shall be "lost." Every human being has been endowed with the latent godlike powers which lie may unfold and thus progress from clod to God. If lie chooses to ignore the divine laws which govern our unfoldment and thus lags behind the evolutionary pace (having free will), be will be given other chances in later evolutionary schemes. Eventually all of humanity will be redeemed, and so it was that John's vision revealed the Christ and a redeemed humanity, "having his Father's name written in their foreheads."

   "There is a point between the eyebrows and about half an inch below the surface of the skin, which has a corresponding point in the vital body . . . It might be called 'the root of the nose.' When these two points in the dense and vital bodies come into correspondence, as they do in man today, the trained clairvoyant sees them as a black spot, or rather as a vacant space, like the invisible core of a gas flame. This is the seat of the indwelling Spirit in the man -- the Holy of Holies in the temple of the human body."

   In the head also is the brain, through which functions the mind, the bridge between the Spirit and its bodies. Within the brain itself are two important organs: the pineal gland and the pituitary body, the activation of which brings the ability to see in the invisible worlds. The spiritually illumined, those who have heard the call of the Christ Within and followed its way of the Cross, are identified by the golden auric flame of the Christed mind about their heads. They indeed have the "Father's name written in their foreheads."

   The song sung by these illumined ones is truly a "new song," the soul-stirring chorus of the Christ and His followers. From every individual who has embraced the life of purity, chastity, and service there wells forth a note in harmony with the Divine Song of Love given by the Word Incarnate, swelling the effulgent notes of the invisible choir and helping to bless the Divine Rhythm of peace, fellowship, and love.

   Those who have completely transmuted the creative power within them (and this is the goal for which all humanity is destined) from the physical plane to the spiritual are truly "virgin" and "the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb

   --Rays from the Rose Cross Magazine, May, 1964

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