MAGIC OF WISDOM
Australia Occidental, 1951 - 1952
and Venezuela, 19th December,
RAYNAUD de la FERRIÈRE
QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, COMMENTS between VENEZUELA and PERTH.
QUESTION 1: What
is the Zodiac? Draw it with its Signs and Regents’ Signs.
Zodiac or Animal Round is an imaginary belt or zone in the heavens,
coinciding with the Sun’s ecliptic, and so named because of
the Animal names of the twelve Signs, (Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion,
Virgin, Balance, Scorpion, Centaur, Goat, Water-carrier, Fish), each
of which occupies 30 degrees of the Circle. This circle is the path
of the Sun, Moon and Planets, as they appear to go around us; it is
the Wheel of Life representing the twelve lessons of Human
Experience, and it is influence is constantly streaming upon our
What is the difference between the Pisces influences and Aquarius
Piscean or Fish age began with the birth of Jesus, and during this
era studies were made in secret, it being a negative epoch of blind
belief and darkened spiritual understanding; watery and mutable, the
expression is through the emotions. With the Sun moving into
Aquarius, the ancient wisdom is no longer to be taught in secret; it
is a positive era of light and knowledge, from which will come
understanding, the mind
of man replacing the emotions
as the medium of expression, and Science playing and equal part with
Religion towards self- realisation.
Co-operation instead of separatism is the promise of Aquarius.
QUESTION 3: What
is a step in the progress of unfoldment, bringing greater realisation
of unity of being, thus enabling one to process to deeper studies of
QUESTION 4: What
is an INITIATIC College?
INITIATIC College is a place for meditation, study an instruction for
those who have prepared themselves, by preliminary studies and
disciplines, for the esoteric teachings, whose understanding and
observance lead to more self-unfoldment towards Reality. It is under
the guidance of a Master.
QUESTION 5: What
is the difference between an INITIATIC College and studies’
centre plainly occult?
QUESTIONS, ANSWERS and COMMENTS between VENEZUELA and PERTH
ANSWER 5:- A
Studies’ Centre is a “door’ which is open to any
who wish to attend; here is given the basic teachings of such Occult
studies as Yoga, Astrology, Religions, etc. It is a preparatory
class for those who wish to fit themselves
for a fuller training. An INITIATIC College is not open to all; it is
for those who are prepared to do
and to be as
well as to learn. It is under the guidance of a Teacher who has
already trodden the Way, and who is satisfied that each pupil has
fitted himself for this greater responsibility.
QUESTION 6: What
does the Mercury Symbol represent?
Mercury Symbol represents the Manifestation of soul linking Body and
As Messenger of the ‘gods’, it is the
go-between; as symbol of “mind”,
it is the place where Matter
reaching up in Lower Mind,
can link with Spirit reaching
down to Higher Mind, once
more a go-between.
It is a great pleasure for me to know that you are
studying, and I am very satisfied with the answers to me questions,
which you have sent in your last letter. Thank you.
The spiritual interchange of letters and studies is the symbol of the
fraternal union between Australia and Venezuela or the Orient and the
Occident. Probably I shall get soon an opportunity to see you there.
The answers to my questions are perfectly well, and I lament that we
are unable to express better our ideas in your language, but I see
that you can understand me.
The drawing of the Zodiac is perfect too. There
are two Zodiacs, one of which is the
intellectual or imaginary and the other is the natural or astronomic.
The natural one represents the constellations and the intellectual
his symbolical influences. There is no objection to be made to the
Let me have please a picture of the group and if you cannot do it
send me please one of yourself, however I hope that the group will
satisfy the petition of the director as soon as possible.
With the Sun moving
into the Sign of the Goat I send you
my best Christmas and New Year Salutations wishing with all the
power of my spirit that you may realise the true signification of our
Mission and that the illumination may recall you to the Cosmic
Reality, awakening the Peace and Felicity in your souls.
The sublime powers of the Heaven are demanding with urgency in the
present time the co-action of all good-willing men to join in groups
for superior studies, implanting in this way the reign of the spirit
on the Earth.
You have to realise that your group is the first in Australia but not
the only. When more spiritual centres will have your country, more
will be the felicity of the people. Our Mission is to form more and
more groups in order to transform the social face of our Planet. We
are not in right to rest while the world are losing himself in the
spiritual ignorance. We are responsible for the destiny of the world.
I beg you to understand this my brothers and so you will realize the
Mission of the Master and the Director.
With my sacerdotal blessing and the best Christmas and New Year
wishes, I remain,
Yours very truly,
Jose. M. Estrada (Gelong).
Gran Fraternidad Universal
Templo de la G.F.U.
Guamito a Minerva,
Venezuela, South America.