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Monday, December 1, 2014

(Article) On the Nature of Evil

Evil is the appearance presented to us by natural processes that we do not understand. It is the veil of terror hiding the beautiful countenance of
truth. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



"The devil is God, as He is misunderstood by the wicked." - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



"I am the Lord, and there is nothing else; beside me there is no God: I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me: that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me: I am the Lord, and there is nothing else. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the Lord, that doeth all these things." (Isaiah 45:5,6,7).



Seers are always courageous. That is one reason for their careful observation of the rule of silence. Seeing things as they really are and knowing how mistaken are popular notions, they wisely veil their knowledge in glyph and symbol. Occasionally, like Boehme, Isaiah, and Amos, they speak straight out and boldly declare that not only the physical and natural evils-like pestilence, famine, or earthquakes-but also the various evils that we call "wickedness" are orderly phases of the cosmic manifestation of the One Life, or Lord. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



That Life, being the source of all activity, is necessarily the cause of the phenomena we dislike, those that inspire us with terror, those we dread and misunderstand. Step by step, however, man's understanding ripens, and activities that in former times were supposed to be results of the malice of a personal adversary of mankind, personified as "the Devil," are now understood to be the workings of natural laws that are purely beneficent when their operation is understood. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order



And on the seventh day there went forth from the presence of God a mighty Angel, full of wrath and consuming fire, and God gave unto him the dominion of
the outermost sphere. Eternity brought forth Time; the Boundless gave birth to Limit; Being descended into Generation. As lightning I beheld Satan fall from heaven, splendid in strength and fury. Among the Gods is none like unto him, into whose hand are committed the kingdoms, the power and the glory of the worlds.. . . Blessed are they who shall withstand his subtlety: they shall be called the sons of God, and shall enter in at the beautiful gates. For Satan is the doorkeeper of the Temple of the King: he standeth in Solomon's porch; he holdeth the Keys of the Sanctuary; that no man may enter therein save the anointed, having the arcanum of Hermes.- Kingsford and Maitland, The Perfect Way



The power that brought about the Fall is identical with that which is to bring about the Redemption. - Paul Foster Case - The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order

Also see the article - The Path of Ayin - The Devil

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