Rosicrucian Digest, November 1937

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"Self-Destruction"; Along Civilization's Trail: Strife in the Holy Land; Pages from the Past: Thomas Carlyle; God and Nature; Why Will War Never End?; Building a Personal Philosophy: Part II; Self-Mastership; Popular Fallacies About the Pyramids; and many more...

Text of Rosicrucian Digest, November 1937

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    Vol. XV. NOVEMBER, 1937 No. 10

    Ancient Splendor (Frontispiece) 361The Thought of the Month: "Self-Destruction" 364 Along Civilization's Trail: Strife in the Holy Land.. 368 Pages from the Past: Thomas Carlyle 374God and Nature 375Cathedral Contacts: The Cathedral on the Sea 376 W hy W ill W ar Never End? 378Summaries of Science: Earth Made to

    Order for Him? 381Building a Personal Philosophy: Part II 383Common Misconceptions 387Sanctum Musings: Self-Mastership 390Popular Fallacies About the Pyramids 394Cosmic Consciousness (Illustration) 397

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  • TheRosicrucianD igestNovember1937

    T H E

    THOUGHT OF THE MONTH"SELF-DESTRUCTION"

    V E R Y o c c u l t i s t a n d s t u d e n t o f u n i v e r s a l l a w s k n o w s th a t o n e o f th e s u r e s t w a y s o f d e s t r o y i n g o n e 's fu tu r e p o s s ib i l i t ie s a n d b r in g in g a n n ih ila t io n a n d s u f fe r in g a n d s o r r o w to a n in d iv id u a l , a g r o u p o f in d iv id u a l s , o r a n a t io n o f in d iv id u a ls , is

    fo r th a t in d iv id u a l o r g r o u p o r n a t io n to im p o s e u p o n h u m a n ity a n y r e s t r ic t io n s o r l im ita t io n s to th e u n iv e r s a l la w o f th e fr e e e x e r c i s e o f h u m a n r ig h t s a n d s p i r itu a l d e v e lo p m e n t .

    E v e r y in d iv id u a l h a s th e C o s m ic , u n iv e r s a l . G o d - g iv e n r ig h t to liv e a n d e n jo y th e b l e s s in g s o f l i f e a n d to in te r p r e t a n d c o m p r e h e n d th e s p ir i t u a l l a w s o f th e u n iv e r s e a n d a t t u n e h im s e l f w ith th em a n d w ith G o d . S u c h r ig h t s a n d p r iv i le g e s in c lu d e , o f c o u r s e , th e fu r th e r r ig h t to w o r s h ip G o d in th e l ig h t o f su c h in te r p r e ta t io n a n d c o m p r e h e n s io n a n d to g iv e th e s o u l o f e a c h in d iv id u a l a n o p p o r tu n i ty to e x p a n d a n d u n fo ld a n d to in d u lg e in su c h p r a c t ic e s , c u s to m s , h a b it s a n d in d u lg e n c e s a s b r in g p e a c e a n d h a p p in e s s to th e s o u l , i l lu m in a t io n a n d c o n te n tm e n t to th e m in d , n o u r is h m e n t a n d h e a lth to th e b o d y .

    W h e n a n y in d iv id u a l r e g a r d l e s s o f a n y c la im s to te m p o r a l o r s p ir i t u a l a u t h o r i t y a t t e m p t s to r e s t r ic t o r r e s t r a in su c h r ig h t s a n d p r iv i le g e s o f a n y h u m a n b e in g o r g r o u p o f h u m a n b e in g s , h e b r in g s u p o n h im s e l f a n d u p o n th e w o r ld ly f a c t o r s a n d c o n d it io n s u n d e r

    h is c o n tr o l , n o t th e w r a th o f G o d o r th e w r a th o f th e C o s m ic , b u t th e in e v ita b le o p e r a t io n o f l a w s w h ic h h e h a s s e t in to m o tio n , r e s u l t in g in a s t a y o f a ll p r o g r e s s , a r e t r o g r e s s io n o f a l l d e v e lo p m e n t, a n d u lt im a te d e s t r u c t io n a n d c a la m ity .

    L o o k in g b a c k th r o u g h th e h is to r y o f th e a g e s , it is a n e a s y m a t te r to t r a c