Mr Kenneth U. Idiodi, Grand Regional Administrator of the Rosicrucian Order of Africa, on Friday explained that Rosicrucian teachings of mysticism had nothing to do with the mysterious, weird or the occult. He said the teachings were rather a transparent and precise that brought deep understanding to the hidden laws of nature as well as a close attuning to ones inner self.Mr Idiodi was speaking at the opening of the Rosicrucian Order Convention 2006 in Accra which is on theme: "Mysticism in daily life" would delve into the hidden meaning of life and the feeling of those, who seek direct communion with God or the Divine.He explained: Mysticism is notmystery.
The two words have different connotation. A mystery is something beyond man's understanding and knowledge, unavailable for his scrutiny.
differently, mysticism, on the other hand comes from a Greek root
Mystes which means one initiated, and has always meant the opening up
of the individual to knowledge and the attainment of wisdom.
Mr Idiodi told the
Convention, which attracted participants from all the Anglophone and
Francophone countries in the West African Sub-Region, the Order is not
a sect and does not require its members to behave, act or think in a
specific way contrary to their beliefs.
The Order, which is "The
Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis" (AMORC) is the world's
foremost system of instruction and guidance for the exploration of the
inner nature of the humanbeing.
Members were free to retain
all they value and what they cherished in life and were encouraged to
nurture and develop all those things that brought peace, happiness and
fulfilment in their lives, Mr Idiodi said. "True Rosicrucian seeks to
enhance all that is good and constructive in life, regardless of creed
or culture," he said.
Mr Idiodi said the teaching
of mysticism provided full and satisfying understating of many
phenomena, which for the present remained beyond the realms of modern
science and religion that were often accepted as mere faith.
He said even though the
study of mysticism did not require any arduous academic training, it,
however, demanded sincere and dedicated work upon the improvement of
one's inner self. Mr Idiodi said the benefits of mysticism and inner
enlightenment was the awakening of theintuitive sense to solv......
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