The Secret Stream

Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucianism : Selected Lectures and Writings

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104753

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 9653


Selected lectures During the early seventeenth century, Europe was suddenly embroiled in controversy after the publication of the first Rosicrucian texts. Ever since, Rosicrucianism has been at the center of Western Christian esotericism. Forced underground by the Thirty Years War, it was secretly handed down by alchemists, hermeticists, and Masons to the nineteenth century, when it inspired new spiritual movements such as Theosophy, the Order of Golden Dawn, and Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Science. The Secret Stream collects all of Steiner's discussions of the Rosicrucians, answering questions such as Who are the Rosicrucians? What is Alchemy? What is the Rosicrucian path? What is the difference between Rosicrucianism and mysticism? And what does it mean for today? The topics include the Tao and the Rose Cross; the history and mission of Christian Rosenkreutz; the nature of Rosicrucian practice and experience; the meaning of "The Chymical Wedding," and Goethe's Rosicrucian poem, "The Mysteries." Rosicrucian meditation is also discussed, including how to meditate the Rose Cross itself. This important collection goes to the spiritual heart of Anthroposophy, whose essence is the Rosicrucian path. Edited and introduced by Christopher Bamford, The Secret Stream brings to light the hidden fraternity that has lived and worked since the fourtheenth century. It reveals the Rosicrucian path that is Christian, alchemical, and profoundly modern. CONTENTS: Introduction: "Who Added the Roses to the Cross" by Christopher Bamford I. Rosicrucianism 1. Tao and Rose Cross 2. Who Are the Rosicrucians? 3. Rosicrucian Practice 4. Stages of Rosicrucian Initiation 5. Goethe's Rosicrucian Poem "The Mysteries" 6. Rosicrucian Symbols II. The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz 7. Who Was Christian Rosenkreutz 8. The Teaching of Christian Rosenkreutz 9. Christian Rosenkreutz and Gautama Buddha III. The Rosicrucian Path of Alchemy 10. On "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz" IV. Rosicrucianism and Modern Initiation 11. The Live of the Spirit in the Middle Ages 12. Hidden Centers of the Mysteries in the Middle Ages 13. The Time of Transition 14. The Relationship between Humankind and the Sun V. Rosicrucian Meditation 15. Meditating the Rose Cross 16. Meditation with the Rose Cross Afterword: "Rudolf Steiner and Rosicrucianism" by Christopher Bamford

Advances in Image and Graphics Technologies

11th Chinese Conference, IGTA 2016, Beijing, China, July 8-9, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Tieniu Tan,Guoping Wang,Shengjin Wang,Yue Liu,Xiaoru Yuan,Ran He,Sheng Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811022607

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 6033


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Chinese Conference on Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications, IGTA 2016, held in Beijing, China in July 2016. The 27 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions. They provide a forum for sharing progresses in the areas of image processing technology; image analysis and understanding; computer vision and pattern recognition; big data mining, computer graphics and VR; as well as image technology applications.

Advances in Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on IIH-MSP in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on FITAT, July 18-20, Jilin, China

Author: Jeng-Shyang Pan,Jianpo Li,Pei-Wei Tsai,Lakhmi C. Jain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811397147

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 6399


The book presents selected papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, in conjunction with the Twelfth International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Applications and Tools, held on July 18–20, 2019 in Jilin, China. Featuring the latest research, it provides valuable information on problem solving and applications for engineers in computer science-related fields, and is a valuable reference resource for academics, industry practitioners and students.

The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols

The Influence of Ancient Symbols on the Pivotal Moments in History and an Encyclopedia of All the Key Masonic Symbols

Author: Robert Lomas

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592334504

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 800


For more than 500 years, the Symbology of Freemasonry has fostered a secret stream of radical ideas running just beneath the surface of popular culture today. These ideas, illuminated by public symbols hidden in full view, have influenced and shaped the society we have today. Despite this ongoing record of inspiration, no illustrated guide book to the basic ideas of Masonic Symbology has even been published and the story remains mysterious—until now. This book will how this symbology has been the backdrop to key historical events in the history of humanity from ancient times and how, in more recent times, inspired leaders have harnessed the symbols' power to bring about change in society. It will also provide an illustrated guide to the basic symbols of Freemasonry from the Kirkwall Scroll, via the basic symbols, to the six Tracing Boards, and so pass on the basic teaching about Symbology, which has been created by Freemasonry.

RC4 Stream Cipher and Its Variants

Author: Goutam Paul,Subhamoy Maitra

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439831378

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 9299


RC4 Stream Cipher and Its Variants is the first book to fully cover the popular software stream cipher RC4. With extensive expertise in stream cipher cryptanalysis and RC4 research, the authors focus on the analysis and design issues of RC4. They also explore variants of RC4 and the eSTREAM finalist HC-128. After an introduction to the vast field of cryptology, the book reviews hardware and software stream ciphers and describes RC4. It presents a theoretical analysis of RC4 KSA, discussing biases of the permutation bytes toward secret key bytes and absolute values. The text explains how to reconstruct the secret key from known state information and analyzes the RC4 PRGA in detail, including a sketch of state recovery attacks. The book then describes three popular attacks on RC4: distinguishing attacks, Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protocol attacks, and fault attacks. The authors also compare the advantages and disadvantages of several variants of RC4 and examine stream cipher HC-128, which is the next level of evolution after RC4 in the software stream cipher paradigm. The final chapter emphasizes the safe use of RC4. With open research problems in each chapter, this book offers a complete account of the most current research on RC4.

The Inner Stream Torah Insights on the Parsha of the Week

Author: Mohorosh Of Heichal Hakodesh Breslov

Publisher: j rosenberg

ISBN: 144957968X

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 7497


Inner Stream-Insights of Torah. Inspiring and Encouraging Words by Mohorosh Shlit"a on The Weekly Parsha. Strikes a chord in every reader, as it crystallizes the Torah's timeless wisdom based on the teaching of Rabbi Nachman Z"L, and it reveals the Insight of Torah on how it is being applied to our daily life.

Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

A Cheechako's First Year in Alaska

Author: Sean Michael Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429973977

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 7735


"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.