Friday, January 28, 2011

the agony of birth

This beautiful print depicts a Rosicrucian Crucifixion symbolizing Man, crucified, passes through death upon the symbol of life and attains to life upon the symbol of death.

As Manly P. Hall says, “The break between the Self and the not-self is thus complete and the spirit, emerging from its chrysalis, leaves the empty shell behind as the token of its attainment. The agony of the Savior is not the agony of death but the agony of birth. Only to him who has found his life by losing it is the mystery comprehensible.”

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