Studies in "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception"
by Max Heindel
This study guide is intended for use with The
Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception by Max Heindel. The guide contains two groups
of questions for each chapter in The Rosicrucian
Cosmo-Conception. The first group of questions for a chapter are questions
whose answer may be found somewhere in the chapter. The second group of
questions are labeled as "thought questions." The answers to these
questions are not given in the chapter, but rather can be answered by relating
what was said in the chapter to one's own experience and by using one's creative
In using the study guide it is recommended that one first read an
entire chapter from The Rosicrucian
Cosmo-Conception to get an overall picture of the topic being discussed.
Then answer the questions below, referring back to the text in the "Cosmo"
It is hoped that this study guide will help the reader clarify
and make more precise the understanding of occult Truths, so that he or she may
tred the path with a more certain step.
A Word to the Wise and Introduction
i-1] The best attitude to have when a new
teaching is being given is to
a. constantly compare the new teaching with your own views and only accept it
if there is agreement.
b. be open to considering that the teaching may be true and that it is worth
c. be ready to reject the teaching if you have never heard of anything like it
d. make up your mind concerning the merit of the teaching even if you do not
have any evidence to prove whether or not it is true.
i-2] Insert either "mind" or
"heart" into each blank. The ____________ wants materially
demonstrable explanations of the phenomenal world. The _______________ feels
instinctively that there are spiritual truths which the _____________________
alone cannot grasp. In time, both will learn to work together.
i-3] Which of the following is the least
reliable method of obtaining information concerning life after death?
a) Study what is written by people who have themselves personally investigated
the post-mortem states of man.
b) Survey the opinions of many people, and consider those opinions which are
expressed most frequently to be most reliable.
c) Through persistent effort, awaken the ability within oneself to personally
investigate the state of the human spirit after death.
Thought question: If one is to become wise, why
is it necessary to desire wisdom with great intensity?
1-1] Mark each of the following
statements true (T) or false (F).
a) Because most people cannot see super-physical worlds, we may conclude that
no one can see them.
b) When a person becomes clairvoyant, he at once knows all about the higher
c) Clairvoyants must first be trained before they can make observations of any
d) The reports of clairvoyants concerning the higher worlds should all be the
same if the clairvoyants are telling the truth.
e) To understand what happens in the physical World it is necessary to
understand the super-physical World.
f) Objects in the higher Worlds are more lasting and indestructable than
objects in the Physical World.
g) The spirit which molds matter into various forms is independent of the
forms, and the spirit existed before the forms and will continue to exist
after the forms have decayed.
1-2] In each blank put one of the
following words: Chemical, Life, Light, Reflecting.
a) The ____________________ Ether is the medium through which thought makes an
impression on the human brain.
b) Forces which work to produce new forms (as seeds, eggs, foetuses) work in
the ___________________________ Ether.
c) Forces which generate blood heat and which circulate the blood work in the
d) The forces which cause nutritive elements of food to be incorporated into
bodies of plant, animal and man work through the _______________________
e) Forces which produce sense perception work in the
f) Forces which cause the expulsion of materials unfit for use in the body
work through the _______________________ Ether.
1-3] Which of the following is not true
about the Desire World?
a) Cosmic forces active in the Desire World give incentive for action.
b) Desires, wishes, passions and feelings express themselves in the matter of
the Desire World.
c) Desire World matter is less dense than matter of the Physical World.
d) Everything that has ever happened has left behind it an ineffaceable
picture in the Desire World.
1-4] Choose the correct word or phrase
from within each parentheses.
Anything which happens in the Physical World causes a (similar, different)
form to be built in the Desire World. If a person truthfully describes an
occurrence, a form (like, unlike) the original is formed in the Desire World.
These two forms, because they relate to the same thing, are drawn together and
(strengthen, weaken) one another. If a false account of an occurrence is given,
a form (like, unlike) the original is formed in the Desire World. This latter
form is drawn to the original and the two (strengthen, weaken) one another.
1-5] In each blank substitute one of the
following words: Passion, Impressionability, Wishes, Feeling.
a) Forces of sense-perception in the vital body of man cause pictures to be
formed in the region of ________________ of the Desire World.
b) These pictures may generate Interest or Indifference in the region of
_______________________ in the Desire World.
1-6]Which of the following cannot be
found in the Region of Concrete Thought?
a) Principles of logic
b) Archetypes of physical forms
c) Archetypes of etheric forms
d) Archetypes of passions, wishes, feelings and emotions
1-7] The archetypes in the Continental
Region of the World of Thought can best be described as
a) the reflections of the physical forms in the Region of Concrete Thought.
b) the creative patterns according to which the Physical Forms are built.
c) Thought patterns which have no direct relations to physical forms.
1-A] Give an example of an occurence in the
Physical World which, in order to be explained, requires a knowledge of the
1-B] What can we learn from existence in the
Physical World that we could not learn from existence in the higher worlds?
1-C] In what ways do the laws governing the
Desire World differ from the laws governing the Physical World?
1-D] Describe some evil in the world. Then find
and describe some good within that evil.
1-E] What do we need to do to surround
ourselves with good, pure, and beautiful forms in the Desire World?
1-F] If the Etheric Region of the Physical
World, the Desire World, and the World of Thought are all around us, why is it
that we cannot see them?
2-1] Insert in each blank the letter
corresponding to the phrase which best completes the sentence. The phrases to be
use are: a) grow and propagate; b) feel and move; c) use a definite language and
carry on logical thought.
Man has an individual mind and thence can ___________. Animals and man have
individual desire bodies and are able to _____________. Minerals lack an
individual vital body and therefore cannot ____________. Minerals and plants
lack an individual desire body and thence cannot ________________. Plants,
animals and man all have individual vital bodies and thence are able to
2-2] What observational evidence supports
the assertion that the vital body of woman is positive whereas the vital body of
man is negative?
2-3] What observational evidence do we
have that the vital body leaves the dense body at the time of death?
2-4] In each blank, insert one of the
following words: bones, heart, liver, muscles, nerves, spleen, desire body, Ego,
germs, red blood corpuscles, air, cancer, paralysis, strong, weak.
Vital force from the sun is drawn into the body at the etheric counterpart of
the _________________, and then spreads along the ______________________ and
energizes these so that they can carry messages of the __________________
throughout the body. After passing through the dense body, the vital force
radiates outward from the body and carries _____________________ outward. During
sickness the radiations become _____________________ and cannot so readily carry
out _____________________. If the vital force currents become blocked,
_____________________ may result.
2-5] If someone has become a trained
clairvoyant, what ethical rules will he follow in the use of his power?
2-6] Why do animals of a given species
all act the same under similar circumstances?
2-7] The Ego of man has its consciousness
focused in the ____________ World, whereas the Group spirit and Ego of animals
have their consciousness focused in the ___________________ World.
2-8] The body of man which is most highly
organized is the _____________________ body. The __________________ body and
_________________ body are yet almost entirely unorganized and are of little use
when not connected to the highly organized ______________ body.
2-9] In each blank insert one of the
following words: mineral, plant, animal, man, group spirit, earth spirit.
When a mineral is broken the ____________________ feels what happened. When a
plant is cut, the _________________ feels what happened. When an animal is hurt,
both the ______________________ and the ____________________ suffer. When a
man's body is injured, the _____________________ feels pain.
2-10] Choose the correct word or phrase
in each parentheses. Man has (no, some, complete) free will, and as a
consequence often acts contrary to Cosmic Law and brings suffering upon himself.
Animal spirits have (no, some, complete) free will. They (must, may if they
wish) follow the dictates of the group spirit. In time the current animals will
attain the human stage of development, and then will have (no, some, complete)
2-A] In what ways does the desire body of an
advanced person differ from that of a less advanced person (in size, material,
2-B] In what ways does an animal group spirit
help the animals of its species?
2-C] Compare the role of the group spirit in
relation to the animal spirits to the role of a mother in relation to her
3-1] What happens when the power of will
projects an idea into the concrete mind?
3-2] What three types of reactions are
possible when a thought form is projected onto the desire body?
3-3] What does the ether in the air we
breathe carry into our lungs and thence into the negative atoms of the vital
3-4] During sleep, what bodies withdraw
from the dense body?
3-5] During sleep, which of the following
has its harmony and vitality restored first? Which is restored last?
a) The dense body
b) The vital body
c) The desire body and mind
3-6] Why does sleep accomplish more
restoration than rest?
3-7] How is soul brought into being?
3-8] How does the soul benefit the
3-9] Why should the dying not be given
3-10] When the heart stops beating, what
is withdrawn from the dense body?
3-11] For a period of three and one-half
days after the heart stops beating, which of the following should be done with
the body of the dead person?
a) The body should be embalmed as soon as possible after the heart stops
b) The body should be cremated as soon as possible after the heart stops
c) Loud noise should be made in the vicinity of the body. d) The body should
be disturbed as little as possible.
3-12] Why should the body be treated as
in question 3-11?
3-13] After death and after the vital
body collapses the person breaks connection with the vital body and enters the
Desire World. What does the Ego then have in its possession?
3-14] Why does a suicide feel hollowed
out after death? How long does this feeling last?
3-15] When the panorama of life is
reviewed in the lower part of the Desire World, what does the person feel?
3-16] How can we cleanse ourselves from
our evil deeds prior to death?
3-17] After death, if someone habitually
thinks in a materialistic manner when they are building their body for the next
life, what is the effect on the body being built?
3-18] What types of action during earth
life bring us happiness in the First Heaven?
3-19] Mark each of the following true (T)
or false (F).
a) One should give all the money that one has to whoever expresses a desire
b) Serving with love is frequently of more help than giving of money.
c) It is better to help a person help himself that to do everything for the
3-20] Which of the following is not a
reason why a child may die before the age of fourteen?
a) A weak spirit may be in need of extra training in the Desire World to fit
it for a hard life.
b) At the end of the previous life the retrospection may have been disturbed,
and extra training in the Desire World may be needed to compensate for the
loss thereby incurred.
c) Someone in the Desire World may have had a strong wish to have the
companionship of the child.
d) Someone, through an act of free will, may murder a child.
3-21) Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
||A. The Chemical Region of the Physical World
|The First Heaven _____
||B. The Etheric Region of the Physical World
|The Second Heaven _____
||C. The Lower Desire World
|The Third Heaven _____
||D. The Higher Desire World
||E. The Region of Concrete Thought
||F. The Region of Abstract Thought
3-22] What does the Ego carry with it
when it enters the Second Heaven?
3-23] Which of the following is not one
of the activities carried on in the Second Heaven?
a) Feeling of the effects of all one's good actions in the past life
b) Building into the threefold spirit the spiritualized quintessence of the
c) Preparing the environment for the next physical existence d) Learning to
3-24] When the desire arises for new
experience and a new birth is contemplated, what pictures appear before the
vision of the Ego?
3-25] Why do we need to return to
physical existence on earth many times?
3-26] When an Ego is coming into
rebirth, what do the Recording Angels impress into the reflecting ether of the
3-27] Which of the following is not
involved in building the vital body for the coming life of an Ego?
a) The Recording Angels
b) The physical father of the returning Ego
c) The inhabitants of the Heaven World
d) Elemental Spirits
e) The returning Ego itself
3-28] What must be present in the head
of one of the spermatoza in the semen of the father before fertilization can
3-29] What must be in the womb of the
mother (in addition to an ovum) before fertilization can take place?
3-30] At what time does the Ego in its
desire body and mind sheath actually enter the mother's body?
3-31] At approximately what age is the
vital body of the child liberated from the macrocosmic vital body?
3-32] Prior to the birth of the vital
body only the forces which operate along the (negative, positive) pole of the
child's vital body are active.
3-33] Which of the following are carried
on through forces which work along the positive pole of the vital body?
a) Assimilation, b) Excretion of solids, c) Excretion of liquids, d)
Propagation, e) Production of blood heat, f) Blood circulation, g) Sense
perception, h) Negative clairvoyance.
3-34] How do the forces which work along
the positive pole of the ethers get carried out (to a limited extent) in the
3-35] At approximately what age is the
individual desire body born from the macrocosmic desire body?
3-36] When the individual desire body is
born, the force which had been use for growth is diverted from that, and becomes
available for _______________________.
3-37] At approximately what age is the
individual mind born from the macrocosmic mind?
3-38] What can the mind do after it is
born which it could not do before?
3-39] Which of the following is not
needed if the Ego is to control the blood?
a) The Ego must make its own red blood corpuscles.
b) The Ego must make its own white blood corpuscles.
c) The blood must be at the proper temperature.
d) There must be enough red blood corpuscles in the blood.
3-A] Give examples of thought forms which, when
projected on the desire body, might arouse forces of attraction. Repeat for
forces of repulsion, and for forces of indifference.
3-B] Give some examples of desires which might
make a deceased person want to remain on the earth plane.
3-C] What might you say to a person
contemplating suicide in order to dissuade them?
3-D] If you were in charge of some children in
the First Heaven, what might you mold them out of desire stuff?
3-E] If God is a loving God, why did He include
pain in the universal plan?
3-F] What is the purpose of life on earth?
3-G] Why is it dangerous to put too much
physical strain on a child's body before the age of seven, to put too much
emotional strain on a child before the age of fourteen, or to put too much
mental strain on a child before the age of twenty-one?
4-1] The materialist asserts that mind is
the result of material structures. What conclusion would the materialist tend to
draw from the fact that at least once in seven years there is a change in every
atom composing our bodies?
4-2] How do the twin laws of Rebirth and
Consequence account for the inequities in talents with which different people
4-3] If talents are not inherited, why do
people with similar talents often occur in the same family?
4-4] Why are two people who hate each
other sometimes drawn into the same family?
4-5] In general, how many times is an Ego
born during the time when the equinox passes through one sign of the zodiac?
4-6] In earlier times, man had perception
in the spiritual worlds and knew that when one body died, another could be built
to take its place. Why was it necessary that man's spiritual perception be lost
and that he become ignorant of rebirth?
4-7] What effect does alcohol have on
5-1] Which of the following is not true
concerning the Seventh Cosmic Plane?
a) It is the plane on which humanity carries on most of its activities.
b) It is interpenetrated by the sixth Cosmic Plane.
c) It is more extended in space than the sixth Cosmic Plane.
d) It is divisible into seven Worlds (or states of matter).
5-2] Next to each item on the left, put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
|The God of our Solar System ________
||A. The Seventh Cosmic Plane
|Planetary Spirits _______
||B. The First Cosmic Plane
|Gods of other solar systems _______
||C. The Root of Existence
|The Supreme Being __________
|The Seven Great Logoi ______
|The Absolute _______
5-3] What are the three aspects of the
God of a Solar System?
5-A] Explain how Will, Wisdom and Activity are
needed for a person to create, say, a house.
6-1] Mark each of the following true (T)
or false (F).
a) Solar Systems are born, die, and come to birth anew in cycles of activity
b) The God of a Solar System created the Solar System in order to evolve added
c) All of the Beings within the God of the Solar System were first
differentiated within Him at the beginning of this Day of Manifestation.
d) Beings who have attained higher degrees of development work on those who
have not yet evolved and self-consciousness.
e) Some of the less evolved beings cannot come into manifestation at the
beginning of a period of manifestation because they must wait until higher
evolved beings have made proper conditions for them.
6-2] Which of the following is not one of
the things which the God of the Solar System does to the Cosmic Root-substance
in the process of creating a Solar System?
a) Within His aura He permeates the atoms of Cosmic Root-substance and awakens
them into activity.
b) He draws in Cosmic Root-substance from his immediate sphere.
c) He sets the Cosmic Root-substance into varying rates of vibration.
d) He creates the material of all seven worlds simultaneously with a
6-3] Which of the following is not true
concerning the virgin spirits which proceed from the God of the Solar System?
a) These virgin spirits are separated from God at the beginning of
b) In the virgin spirits are enfolded all the possibilities of their Divine
c) The latent possibilities of the virgin spirits are transformed into dynamic
powers during evolution.
d) Prior to the beginning of its pilgrimage through matter, the virgin spirit
has Divine Consciousness, but not Self-consciousness.
6-4] Why is it desirable for us to
understand the scheme of evolution?
6-A] What will we have at the end of the seven
great Periods of Manifestation which we did not have at the beginning?
7-1] Next to each item on the left put the
letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
|Saturn Period-Globe A ____
||A. World of Divine Spirit
|Sun Period-Globe A ______
||B. World of Life Spirit
|Moon Period-Globe D _____
||C. World of Human Spirit
|Earth Period-Globe D _____
||D. Region of Abstract Thought
|Vulcan Period-Globe B _____
||E. Region of Concrete Thought
||F. Desire World
||G. Etheric Region
||H. Chemical Region
7-2] How many times is Globe A of the
Saturn Period traversed?
7-3] When Globe D of the Saturn Period has
been traversed for the last time, what happens to the globe and the forces
7-4] What period, revolution and globe
are we in now?
7-5] What takes place in between Periods?
8-1] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related (for the life
wave which is currently human).
|Work on the dense body _____
||A. Saturn Period, seventh revolution
|Work on the vital body ____
||B. Sun Period, first revolution
|Work on the desire body _____
||C. Sun Period, sixth revolution
|Work on the mind _______
||D. Sun Period, fifth revolution
|Work on the Human Spirit ____
||E. Moon Period, fourth revolution
|Work on the Life Spirit ___
||F. Moon period, fifth revolution
|Work on the Divine Spirit ___
||G. Earth Period, fourth revolution
8-2] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
|Hierarchies who were so far
advanced that helping humanity
gave them no new experience. ___
|Hierarchies who helped awaken
the Life Spirit in Man. ________
|Hierarchies who were human
in the Saturn Period. ________
|Hierarchies who are currently
helping man build and use his
desire body. _________
|D. Lords of Individuality
|Hierarchies who are currently
helping man build and use his vital body. _________
|E. Lords of Mind
|Hierarchies who worked with us
throughout the Moon Period. ________
|Hierarchies who are no longer
involved with human evolution. ______
|Hierarchies who were human in
the Sun Period. ________
|Hierarchies who were human in the
Moon Period. ________
|Hierarchies who have charge of
the development of the Life Spirit during
the Earth Period. ________
|Hierarchies who radiated from
themselves into man the nucleus of material
from which we are building a mind. ____________
9-1] If a being is to evolve, what must it
be able to do when it meets new conditions?
9-2] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
|Beings who commenced evolution in
the Saturn Period and did not
|A. Present day animals
|Beings who commenced evolution in the
Saturn Period but straggled in
the Saturn or Sun Period. ____
|B. Present day anthropoids
|Beings who commenced evolution in
the Sun Period and did not straggle. ____
|C. Present day angels
|Beings who commenced evolution
in the Sun Period and straggled
in the Sun Period. _______
|D. Present day pioneers of humanity
|Beings who commenced evolution in
the Moon Period and straggled. _______
|E. Trees and perennials|
||F. Flowers and grasses
||G. Sands and soft soils
9-3] Mark each of the following true (T)
or false (F).
a) It is possible for stragglers of a life wave to catch up with and overtake
the pioneers of that life wave.
b) If stragglers fail to make a certain step in one period, they may again
have the opportunity to take that step in the next period.
c) If a group of beings straggle persistently, they may need to be dissolved.
d) Of the total number of virgin spirits which started evolution in the Saturn
Period, about 99% will make it to the end of the originally planned
e) Materialism, if carried too far, can result in the destruction of all seven
of the vehicles of the virgin spirit.
9-A] Why is it undesirable to be a straggler?
10-1] a) At the beginning of the Earth
Period what vehicles were possessed by those beings who began their evolution in
the Saturn Period but straggled in the Moon Period?
b) Among these beings, some had desire bodies which could be divided into two
parts. Why was this feature desirable?
c) What became of those whose desire bodies were divisible?
d) What became of those whose desire body was not divisible.
10-2] What modification in the dense body
was made in the Saturn Revolution of the Earth Period?
10-3] When matter has become too
crystallized for a spirit to work in, what does the spirit do?
10-4] What Period was recapitulated on
Globe C of the fourth revolution of the Earth Period?
11-1] Why does our solar system need to
have planets in it?
11-2] Where does matter come from?
11-3] The interim between Periods and
Revolutions is (more, less, equally) important to the growth of the soul (than,
as) manifested existence. During these intervals of rest, beings of lesser
development (are, are not) in contact with beings of higher development and
thereby benefit. Also past experiences are (assimilated, expurgated) during
these rest periods.
11-4] What are the dense bodies of the
"Seven Spirits before the Throne?"
11-5] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related:
|The first planet thrown off from the sun _____
|A body on which life is at a stage
corresponding to the Saturn Period _______
|A body on which the field of evolution
corresponds to the Jupiter Period ________
|The last planet thrown off from
the sun _______
|D. The Earth's moon
|A body on which retrogression and
disintegration is occuring due to too
close adherence to material existence on
the part of the inhabitants ____
|Former moons of Mercury and Venus _______
|A planet which does not properly
belong to our solar system _____
|G. The Asteroids
11-6] How did the inhabitants of the
former moons of Mercury and Venus earn the right to return to the parent
11-7] What happens to an abandoned moon?
12-1] In the Polarian Epoch, where in the
Solar System was the material which now forms the Earth?
12-2] Describe the means of propagation in
the Polarian Epoch.
12-3] How did propagation differ in the
Hyperborean Epoch from what it was in the Polarian Epoch?
12-4] When was the Earth thrown off from
12-5] How did throwing off the Earth from
the Sun, and of the Moon from the Earth result in people beginning to exhibit
predominantly either will or imagination?
12-6] What effect did Mars have n
humanity prior to the time when the Earth was thrown off from the Sun?
12-7] What happened to Mars and its
influence over the iron on the Earth when the Earth was thrown off from the Sun?
12-8] When part of the creative force
began to be used to build a brain and larynx, how was procreation affected?
12-9] When the Lords of Venus and the
Lords of Mercury guided early humanity step by step there was no rebellion. Why?
12-10] How did the Lemurians view a)
their dense bodies, b) other people, c) physical death, d) physical birth, e)
sex relations, f) language, g) past events.
12-11] What quality did the education of
the Lemurian boys aim to develop?
12-12] What quality did the education of
the Lemurian girls aim to develop?
12-13] From what life wave are the
Lucifer Spirits stragglers?
12-14] What did the Lucifer Spirits need
which they could not obtain for themselves?
12-15] What beings first brought man's
attention the physical world?
12-16] What else did these beings tell
12-17] What came to man as a result of
his becoming his own (often unwise) master?
12-18] At what point in time did the
Lucifer Spirits first start awakening man to the existence of the Physical
12-19] When (in the latter third of the
Atlantean Epoch) man gained full consciousness in the dense Physical World, what
did he lose?
12-20] Why did the Atlanteans sorrow at
the loss of their spiritual perception?
12-21] Which of the following was not a
major characteristic of the Toltecs (the third Atlantean Race):
a) Instinct (based upon transmission of internal pictures from father to son)
b) Memory (based upon experiences) c) Reason
12-22] For what purpose did the Original
Semites (the fifth Atlantean Race) use their reasoning powers?
12-23] Were the original Semites able to
see the God whom they were supposed to worship?
12-24] What incentives did the Original
Semites have for obeying the commands of God?
12-25] What incentive is present in
Popular Christianity for living a good life?
12-26] What incentive does the Esoteric
Christian have for doing right?
12-27] What viewpoint must be taken in
order to avoid becoming so enmeshed in a Race that one cannot progress beyond
the race idea?
12-A] Why did the Earth need to throw off its
moon? What beings inhabit the Moon?
13-1] What was the origin of those who
currently form the Jewish race?
13-2] What efforts have been made to help
lift the Jewish people out of their entanglement with the race?
13-3] In the United States in what manner
are the Jewish people becoming saved from their entanglement with the race?
13-4] What will be the object of the new
Race of the Sixth Epoch?
13-5] Where is the nucleus of the new
Race of the Sixth Epoch being developed?
13-6] What characteristics must a person
have if he is to be part of the nucleus of the new Race of the Sixth Epoch?
14-1] Choose the correct word or phrase
from each parentheses.
The book of Genesis, properly translated, indicates that the heavens and the
earth were created out of (ever-existing essence, nothing), that (one being was,
many beings were) involved in the creation, that the being or beings responsible
for the creation was or were (doubled-sexed, female, male), and that Adam was
(many people, one individual).
14-2] Next to each description on the
left put the letter of the period on the right which is being described:
|Darkness rested upon
the face of the deep. _____
|A. Aryan Epoch
|The Elohim said, "Let there be
Light; and there was Light." _____
|B. Hyperborean Epoch
|The Elohim said, "Let there be
an expansion in the waters." ______
|C. Lemurian and Atlantean Epoch
|The Elohim said, "Let the earth
put forth vegetation." ____
|D. Moon Period
|The Elohim formed man in
their likeness, male and
female made they them. ________
|E. Saturn Period
|On the seventh day the Elohim
finished their work which they
had done, and they rested. ______
|F. Sun Period
||G. Vulcan Period
14-3] Which of the following is not one
of the responsibilities of Jehovah?
a) To be the Leader of the Angels
b) To be Regent of the Sun
c) To direct the building of bodies of beings on Earth
d) To be the author of all Race-religions
14-4] When an Ego is coming into rebirth,
does it have any influence on the body which it is coming into?
14-5] Choose the correct phrase from each
When forms are inhabited by pioneers of a life wave, the pioneers (work on
and improve the forms, allow the forms to degenerate, leave the forms as they
got them). When forms are inhabited by stragglers of a life wave, the stragglers
(work on and improve the forms, allow the forms to degenerate, leave the forms
as they got them). The current anthropoid bodies (advanced, degenerated) from
(animal, human) bodies.
14-6] When viewed from the form side the
mineral, plant and animal forms were created (before, at the same time as,
after) the human forms. When viewed from the Life side, the Life which ensouls
the minerals, plants and animals were started on their evolutionary paths
(before, at the same time as, after) the Life which now ensouls human forms.
14-7] The Archangels were human in the
__________________ Period in which the lowest globe was in the _____________
World/Region and thus they became expert in working in _____________________
matter. Now some Archangels work with __________________ and help them build and
control their _______________ bodies.
14-8] The Angels were human in the ___________________ Period in which the
lowest globe was in the ____________________ World/Region and thus they became
expert in working in ________________ matter. Now some Angels work with
___________________________ and help them build and use their
14-9] When individual members of a Race
have evolved ___________________, they are emancipated from the influence of the
14-10] A race or national spirit
permeates the _____________________ of the country inhabited by the people under
its dominion. As a person breathes, he draws into his lungs _______________ of
all that occurs within his aura and these enter the blood and are stored in the
blood. When there is intermarriage within a family, the _________ in the blood
of both parents are similar, and hence tend to be _______ to the offspring. When
there is intermarriage within a race, the racial __________ stored in the blood
of both parents are similar and hence tend to be _____________ to the offspring.
As man is becoming prepared for individualization, he is now (commanded to
marry, forbidden from marrying) within the family, so that the _______________
in the blood of the parents would tend to (strengthen, weaken] one another and
hence tend to be ______ to the offspring, leaving the offspring freer to hew out
their own path.
14-11] Christ came to ___________ the
various races in bonds of ___________.
14-12] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which indicates how the item on the left is
symbolically represented in the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis:
|All men ________
||A. The Serpent
|All women _____
|The Lucifer Spirits ______
||C. The flowers in the garden
|Attaining self-consciousness ____
|Attaining the power to heal ____
||E. Eating of the Tree of Life
||F. Eating of the Tree of Knowledge
14-A] What developments must occur between the
time when people are directed by Race or national spirits and the time when
Universal Brotherhood is felt?
14-B] When man became aware of himself as an
individual, possessing free will, why did he then begin to also experience pain?
15-1] Since religion requires the body to
make sacrifices and sometimes go against its own interests, the source of
religion must be from (the body itself, some source other than the body).
15-2] Give the order in which man takes
the following steps in religion.
a) Man learns to do right regardless or rewards.
b) Man learns to make sacrifices of wealth to a Race-God who in turn rewards
the man with productive flocks and fields and with help in battle.
c) Man learns to worship a God whom he fears.
d) Man learns to live a good life for the sake of future reward in heaven.
15-3] "The Father" is the
highest Initiate among the humanity of the ________________ Period. "The
Son" is the highest initiate among the humanity of the _______________
Period. "The Holy Spirit" is the highest Initiate among the humanity
of the __________________ Period. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are members of the
humanity of the ________________________ Period, but are all more pure and
spiritually advanced than most other members of their life wave.
15-4] The lowest body which the Christ
Spirit was able to build was a ___________________ body. When Jesus was thirty
years of age, with the consent of Jesus, Christ entered the ______________ and
_________________ bodies of Jesus and used them for for His work on earth.
15-5] During what time of year are the
physical solar rays from the sun strongest in the northern hemisphere?
15-6] During what time of year are the
spiritual rays from the sun most active in the northern hemisphere?
15-7] What is the "Star" which
can lead present day "wise men" to the Christ?
15-8] In general the involuntary muscles
have (crosswise, lengthwise, both crosswise and lengthwise) stripes and the
voluntary muscles have (crosswise, lengthwise, both crosswise and lengthwise)
stripes. The heart is currently (an involuntary, a voluntary) muscle, yet it is
striped like (an involuntary, a voluntary) muscle. As one learns more and more
to live according to the principles of love and brotherhood, the heart will
become more and more (involuntary, voluntary).
15-9] The extract of experiences of past
lives is stored in the Life Spirit to act as ____________ in future lives. The
Life Spirit has closest interaction with the ___________________________ and
_______________ of the of the physical body. Thus, one often feels in these
organs the _________________ view of a situation. This feeling comes so quickly
that it is felt before the ____________ has time to reason things out.
15-10] When the Life Spirit gains full
control of the heart, it will be able to withhold blood from areas of the brain
devoted to selfish purposes. What will then happen to these areas of the brain?
15-11] If the laws of Rebirth and
Consequence are gradually leading all to perfection, why are some in need of a
15-12] Under the Race-religions, man
learned to control his _____________ body. The Race-religions gave people
_______________ to live by, and ______________ were given if such were obeyed.
Thus people learned to desire that which brought ______________________.
15-13] Christ taught that Law must be
superseded by __________________.
15-14] When Christ Jesus was crucified
and his blood flowed, He gained entrance into the Earth. Thence Christ diffused
His desire body over the Earth. In what way did and does this benefit humanity?
15-A] What qualities do Race-religions help
people to develop?
15-B] What qualities does Christianity help
people to develop?
15-C] Why do people need to live under
Race-religions before they can, with benefit, strive for the Christian ideals?
15-D] What are the effects of the mind being
linked with the desire body?
16-1] How does the path of initiation
differ from the path taken by humanity in general?
16-2] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which gives the Period when the humanity of
the Earth Period attained or will attain the designated state:
to deep trance _________
|Waking, Objective Consciousness ____
|Internal Picture Consciousness
of soul qualities of outward objects ____
|Picture Consciousness which is
under control of the thinker
and which is visible to others _____________
|Consciousness similar to that of
the plants ___________
|A consciousness which enables the
thinker to give form and life to
his mental creations __________
|The ability to create forms ______
|The ability to create forms which
can live and grow ________
|The ability to create forms which can
live and grow and feel _______
16-3] Why will hypocrisy and flattery not
be possible in the Jupiter Period?
16-4] The lowest Globe in the Jupiter
Period is in the _______________ World/Region, so the ______________ body can no
longer be used in the Jupiter Period. Then the forces of the __________ body
will be superimposed on the ________________ body.
16-5] What is soul?
16-A] How is soul produced?
16-B] What will the Divine Spirit have absorbed
by the end of the Vulcan Period?
17-1] Race religions aid people to purify
and gain control of their _________________ bodies; Christianity aids people to
purify and gain control of their __________________ bodies. Repetition of high
and lofty thoughts helps build the ____________________ body.
17-2] A greater proportion of phosphate
of lime, carbonate of lime and sulphate of lime and other earthy materials are
contained in the body of (a young, a middle-aged, an old) person. If we would
maintain pliability and functioning of the body as long as possible, then we
should take into our bodies as (much, little) as possible of earthy matters.
17-3] What foods and drinks contain the
least earthy matter?
17-4] Phosphorus is particularly
important for building the ____________.
17-5] The action of the _____________
body in the spleen produces white blood corpuscles, which are carried by the
________________ throughout the body. When annoyance or anger is felt, the
__________________ swell and open the way for passage of the white blood
corpuscles into the tissues of the body where they form bases for the collection
17-6] Before a particle of food can be
built into our bodies, what must we, as spirits, have achieved with respect to
the life in that particle?
17-7] Cells in (plants, animals) are
more individualized than cells in (plants, animals). Thus flesh food from
animals requires (more, less) energy to digest, and remains assimilated for a
(greater, lesser) amount of time before the cells reassert their independence.
Thus the flesh-eater requires (more, less) food than the vegetarian, and the
flesh-eater must eat (more, less) often.
17-8] Explain how the prayer,
"Forgive us our trespasses" helps purify the vital body.
17-9] When we have been wronged by
someone else, the desire body may try to impress on the vital body the idea of
____________________. Concentration upon __________________ strengthens the
vital body and helps keep the desire body from attaining mastery.
17-10] Why should the aspirant not use
the sex-function for sense-gratification, but only for propagation?
17-11] Why should aspirants sacrifice
some of their creative force for propagation when married and when they are
healthy and financially able?
17-12] In the past, how were the
pituitary body and pineal gland used?
17-13] In the great majority of people,
what are the pituitary body and pineal gland currently doing?
17-14] When the pituitary body and the
pineal gland are reawakened, how will their connection with the nervous system
have changed from what it was previously? What effect will this change have?
17-15] What must one do to get the
creative force currents to flow into the head?
17-16] What can the creative force
currents in the head be used for?
17-17] Why must the two lower ethers of
the vital body and lower part of the desire body stay with the dense body during
17-18] Why must the two higher ethers of
the vital body accompany the higher part of the desire body and mind if these
are to function as a vehicle of consciousness for the Ego?
17-19] What must be awakened in the
desire body before consciousness in the inner worlds is possible?
17-20] By what exercises can these parts
of the desire body be awakened?
17-21] Next to each item on the left put
the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related.
|Focusing thought on a single
object, and building a clear, objective and
living image of the form ____
|Tracing the history of an object ____
|Holding an object before the
mind and letting the soul of it speak
to one ________
|Perceiving and taking note of
objects in ones environment ____
|Making distinctions (such as
between right and wrong, or between
lasting and ephemeral) _________
|Unification with the Source
of all things ______________
17-22] When a person is ready to be
initiated, should he then seek a teacher? Why?
17-A] Why does one need faith in order to
develop higher faculties?
17-B] Why should the aspirant avoid eating
17-C] Under what conditions is desire for
material wealth justified?
17-D] Under what conditions is desire for fame
17-E] Why is it required that the aspirant give
proof and unselfishness before the teacher will help him unfold his clairvoyant
17-F] What type of criticism is acceptable?
18-1] How many strata are there within the
Earth (not counting the core)?
18-2] How many Initiations are required to
learn how to penetrate the strata of the Earth (not counting the core)?
18-3] Which of the following are not
contained within the strata of the Earth?
a) The archetypal forces which are associated with the group spirits
b) Sensation of the things which take place on the Earth (such as breaking
rocks, plowing, harvesting, etc.)
c) The spirits of people who have 'died'.
d) The origin of the Nature forces which cause such things as floods,
earthquakes, weather conditions, formation of mineral deposits, etc.)
8-4] What effect does human life have on
the "Nature forces" in the seventh strata?
19-1] What was the result in the
"dark ages" of religion taking predominance over science?
19-2] What is the result in modern times
of science taking precedence over religion?
19-3] How should religion and science be
related to one another?
19-4] What has been the aim of the Order
of the Rosicrucians, since its founding by Christian Rosenkreuz in the
19-5] What Initiations are the Brothers
of the Order of the Rosicrucians able to lead people through?
19-6] What must one be able to do before
one can become a pupil (lay brother or sister) in the Rosicrucian Mystery
19-7] What does the candidate learn about
during the first four (Lesser)Initiations?
19-8] What does the candidate learn about
in the fifth Initiation?
19-9] What does the candidate learn about
in the sixth through the ninth Initiations?
19-10] What transmutation do the Brothers
of the Rose Cross carry out in their daily midnight services?
19-11] Why does the Rosicrucian method of
attainment advise against people meeting in groups to do their spiritual
19-12] When Adam knew Eve, they bore
children. In this same sense, what will man be able to do when he fulfills the
motto of the Greek mystery temples, "Man, know thyself."
19-13] In the symbolism of the Rose
Cross, if the cross represents the dense body, and if the rose is placed at the
center in the place of the larynx, then what does the rose represent?