RETURN OF THE MAGI - LOST LIBRARY


RETURN OF THE MAGI - LOST LIBRARY

MAURICE MAGRE    Book Number: 81037    Product format: Paperback

This classic formulation of an alternative mystery tradition in western religion dates from 1931 and the heyday of interest in the occult. The author believes that Apollonius of Tyana, born in the same era as Jesus, made a journey to India and brought back to the west "the eternal truth of Brahma" which was kept alive over the centuries through the teachings of the Cabala and through Neo-Platonic philosophy. Christian Rosenkreutz, Hugues des Payans, Nicolas Flanel, Saint-Germain the Immortal are seen as "heroic messengers". This tradition claims that the Albigenses of Languedoc and the Rosicrucians of the 17th century nourished the flame against persecutions from the Christian church, and in the early 20th century its philosophy has received a new currency through the teachings of Madame Blavatsky and other theosophists. The author argues that the Church Fathers changed the course of history by attacking Apollonius while promoting the comparable claims of Jesus. Pope Innocent III, in announcing the Albigensian crusade against "lascivious sects", was, according to the author, well aware of the real moral purity of the Albigenses and Cathars. The Templars kept the faith for a time but were corrupted by riches, leading to the loss of the real meaning of their worship of Baphomet. Modern theosophy entered a new area with the mediumistic gifts of Helena Blavatsky, but even at the author's time of writing there is a tendency to reduce theosophy to "a kind of esoteric Catholicism". 287pp, paperback.
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