“O, we Russians paid dearly for the unconditional trust we placed in a strong-willed man, whom many of us viewed as a benefactor of humanity. We will not repeat the same mistake!”
Mary Magdalene Rosamond’s brother owned sever homes in the Ojai Valley where Meher Baba has a retreat, Meher Mount. Mary was friends with members of the Theosophical Society. People came from all over the world to stay in a tent.
If the Rose of the World does not make its appearance in time on the international scene, they will be scattered by the fiery breath of willful and merciless dictatorships. If the Rose of the World does appear, they will dissolve, melting under the rising sun of its great message, because the hearts of the people will trust one living saint more than a hundred modern-day politicians.
But an even greater and brighter effect will be exerted on the people and their destiny if three of the highest gifts—sanctity, religious vision, and artistic genius—are all combined in one person.
The Rose of the World. The Metaphilosophy of History.) is the title of the main book by Russian mystic Daniil Andreev. It is also the name of the predicted new universal religion, to emerge and unite all people of the world before the advent of the Antichrist, described by Andreev in his book. This new interreligion, as he calls it, should unite the existing religions “like a flower unites its petals”,
“I have not come to establish any cult, society or organization; nor even to establish a new religion. The religion that I shall give teaches the knowledge of the One behind the many. The book that I shall make people read is the book of the heart that holds the key to the mystery of life. I shall bring about a happy blending of the head and the heart. I shall revitalize all religions and cults, and bring them together like beads on one string.”
“I belong to no religion. Every religion belongs to Me. My personal religion is My being the Ancient Infinite One, and the religion I impart to all is love for God, which is the truth of all religions.”
O, so many aspects of religion belong entirely to its past stages. One such aspect appears to be the power that strictly delineated, didactically formulated, law-like dogmas incapable of growth have had over people’s minds. Human experience and the growth of individuality during the last centuries have led to human beings feeling cramped by and suspicious of any dogma. As a result, no matter how nondogmatic the Rose of the World’s teachings will be, no matter how much they will be permeated by a spirit of religious dynamism, a great many people will have difficulty accepting them. On the other hand, many millions will respond to its call, as it will be addressed not so much to the intellect as to the heart, resounding in masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and architecture.
Works of art are more capacious and multifaceted than theosophical aphorisms or philosophical arguments. They leave more room for the imagination; they permit each person to interpret the teaching so that it is more understandable and in tune with his or her own individuality. Revelation flows down from many streams, and if art is not the purest then it is at least the widest of them. Therefore, every art form and a beautiful repertoire of ritual will outfit the Rose of the World with colorful and glittering habiliments. And for that same reason, it would be most natural for a person who possesses three of the greatest gifts—religious vision, sanctity, and artistic genius—to stand at the head of the Rose of the World.
Perhaps such a person will never come, or will come much later. It is possible that a collective of the worthiest, and not one single person, will lead the Rose of the World. But if Providence sends a person of such great spirit to our century—and it has sent them before—and the forces of evil are unable to thwart his or her mission, it will be the greatest of good fortune for the entire planet. For no one can exert a greater and brighter influence on humanity than a genius of the word who has become a visionary leader and living saint and who has been raised to the heights of being global guide of a cultural and social renaissance. That person, and only that person, can be entrusted with an extraordinary and unprecedented task: moral supervision of all the states of the Federation and guidance of nations with a view to transforming those states into a global community.
O, we Russians paid dearly for the unconditional trust we placed in a strong-willed man, whom many of us viewed as a benefactor of humanity. We will not repeat the same mistake!
There are unmistakable signs that distinguish a person worthy of such a mission from an evil genius. The latter is gloomy; the former is bright with spiritual vitality. One consolidates power with executions and torture; the other will not spend a single day seeking power, and when that individual accepts power no one’s blood will be spilled. One will cultivate the cult of personality across the land; the other will consider such glorification ridiculous and repellent. One is unapproachable; the other is open to all. One is wracked by an unquenchable thirst for life and power and hides from imagined dangers behind impenetrable walls; the other is free from worldly temptations and calm in the face of danger, with a clean conscience and unshakable faith. They are two antipodes, the ambassadors of two irreconcilable camps.
Of course, such elected leaders would be but the first among equals in an Upper Council. In everything they would rely on the cooperation of many, and their own activities would be monitored by many. They would be able to assume their extraordinary post only after undergoing rigorous tests. Such a post cannot be filled by the young, not even by the middle-aged, but only by those ripened by old age. Temptations and negative emotions must be long overcome. As for the election itself, it seems to me that it could be conducted only in the form of one or another kind of plebiscite. And even during the term of office of the High Mentors, the Council would be keeping watch on their activities. Departure from their path would result in the transfer of their powers to the worthiest. In general, all the issues involved could be carefully thought out, the dangers foreseen, decisions precisely weighed and later adjusted. But as long as the High Mentors keep to the preordained path, they will be the mystical links between humanity and the other worlds, the revealers of the will of Providence, the spiritual guides of billions and the guardians of their souls. There is nothing to fear by uniting all spiritual and secular power in the hands of such people.
Some will say that such people appear perhaps only once in every five hundred years. I will go one step further: individuals of such stature, who possess the sum of these above-mentioned gifts, could never have existed before. An Einstein could not have appeared among the Maoris of the nineteenth century. It would be ridiculous to expect to find a Dostoyevsky, such as we know him, among the subjects of Tutankhamen or Theodoric. He would have possessed a different sum of gifts then, and many of them would not have found outward expression in his life. People like those I am speaking of could not have realized the gifts they were endowed with even in the recent past, and their contemporaries would have remained in the dark as to their true stature and potential. The prerequisite conditions already seem to be taking shape as the new age begins; the Rose of the World will see them ripen in such a way that the social and cultural atmosphere will provide the High Mentor with a chain of successors worthy of the post.
Some will also say that even all the above-listed gifts are not enough for such an extraordinary position, that such people also need a versatile, sober, and practical political mind. No doubt. Such a leader will have to deal with thousands of the most varied problems; knowledge and experience—economic, financial, judicial, even technical—will be needed. But the age of Aristotle is long past; minds of encyclopedic breadth are unthinkable in our day and age. And the activities of those I am speaking of are just as unthinkable apart from the collective mind, from the Upper Council. The most profound minds, those wise in the vicissitudes of leadership, as well as specialists from every branch of knowledge, will take part in it. It is wisdom, not encyclopedic erudition or practical management skills, that will be demanded of the High Mentors: wisdom to understand people at first sight, to go instantly to the heart of complex issues, and never for a second to remain deaf to the voice of conscience. The High Mentors should be so elevated morally that love and trust in them will replace other methods of rule. The use of coercion or force will be a torment for them; they will resort to it only in the rarest of cases.
But that is only one possible option, although it is in my opinion the most desirable. It is easy to imagine an alternative: leadership of the Rose of the World, a relationship with the Federation government and legislative bodies, where the collective principle will be limited by nothing and no one. The task of working out a constitution belongs to the far future, and our fortunate descendants, not us, will have the chance to choose one option from the many possible.
But isn’t that a theocracy? I dislike the word theocracy. Theocracy is the rule of God; to use it in reference to any kind of social or political system would be absurd from the point of view of atheists and blasphemous from the point of view of believers. History has never witnessed, nor will it witness, a theocracy. Not theocracy, but hierocracy, the rule of a priesthood, should be used in reference to the ecclesiastical states of the Pope or the Dalai Lama. The system I have described is the exact opposite of any type of hierocracy: the church will not disappear into the state, which swallows it up and rules in its name. Rather, the entire conglomerate of states and assembly of churches will gradually merge into a global community and interreligious church. Posts in the higher bodies—legislative, executive, and supervisory—will not be occupied by the upper hierarchy of a church but by the finest representatives of all nations, all faiths, all social classes, and all specialties.
Not a hierocracy, not a monarchy, not an oligarchy, not a republic: something qualitatively different from all that has come before will emerge. It will be a global-wide social system working toward sanctifying and enlightening all life on earth. I do not know what it will be called. The point is not in the name but in the essence. Its essence will consist of work in the name of spiritualizing individuals, all of humanity, and nature.
Installing The Shekinah and Rosa Mystica on Santa Rosa Island
(Images: Sant Rosa. Anceint shade of the Mammoth. View from Sulphur
Mountain. Maps of Santa Rosa. Clicl in image to enlarge)
Ezekiel, 11:22-23, “Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with
the wheels beside them; and the Glory of the God of Israel was over
them. And the Shekinah rose up from over the midst of the city, and
stood over the mount of Olives to the east of the city”.
When I awoke yesterday morning, my Angel bid me restore the Shekinah.
The day before I had read a theory put forth by Fridrich von
Suhtscheck that the story of Parzival is based upon the Song of the
Pearl, or, the Hymn of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of Judas Thomas who
was born of royal Parthian parents. For the reason Meher Baba was
born of a Parthian father, I looked at Sulphur Mountain above Ventura
as the new home of the Shekinah, or, the Rosa Mystica.
I was interrupted by several phone calls, and did not install the
Shekinah. This morning my instructions were repeated. I was told that
in a week there would be an amazing sign that my work is completed.
My grandson was born under the auspices of Parzival on April 17,
2005. The Teacher of the Frisians, resembles the story of Judas
Thomas. The Zohar give lessons on the Rose amongst Thorns. My
daughter wanted to name her firstborn Lily-Rose ? if she was a girl.
Last year, on July 8th, I founded Rosacruz, a New Israel and Zion so
that religious strife in Northern Africa will come to an end, and
perhaps the three religions born of the Seed of Abraham will know
Peace. Rosacruz is made up of the two Channel Islands off the coast
of Ventura and Los Angeles. They are not part of the United States,
thus they are neutral. I wanted to create a cybor-space for the
Shekinah, and keep these islands pristine. Long ago Mammoths swam out
to these islands where their bones can be found. They are monuments
to the rising sea levels and the melting ice caps.
Meher Baba founded a retreat on Sulphur Mountain that rise above the
home of Royal and Mary Rosamond, and their four beautiful daughters,
they sea-nymphs like Rhodos who was the wife of Helios, thus, she is
Lady Liberty crowned with the halo of the Shekinah.
“The beginning of the Zohar reveals that the book is concerned with
the mysteries connected with Rosa Mystica and her Son. Rosa Mystica
is Our Lady also called Kneset Yisrael, Matronita and Sabbath Queen.
This spouse of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) mirrors the
mysteries of the Godhead as the Moon mirrors the Sun. She is the
Woman (Isha) clothed with the Sun standing on the Moon.”
There is a rose garden atop Sulpher Mountain. Those who wish to
connect with the Shekinah on Santa Rosa can see the Channel Islands
from Meher (Mithra) Baba’s retreat. Anyone who seeks the light of God
and the Rosa Mystica are forbidden to set foot on Santa Rosa Island
until the end of the world.
“A later Jewish haggadic tradition furthermore holds that at the
banquet at the end of the world, the behemoth will be served up along
with the Leviathan and Ziz.”
There will be other places around the world where the presence of the
Shekinah can be experienced.
“In the New Testament the Shekinah is the glory emanating from God,
his effulgence. She is equated with certain Sephira, particularly
Malkuth, the Kingdom, and is mentioned as a messenger from on high,
when she appeared to Moses. Maimonides regarded Shekinah as an
intermediary between God and the World.14. This blinding light of
Shekinah was the flame of the burning bush, a bush with thorns, a
rose-bush no less, guarded by the angel Zagzagel, which name
means “divine splendour”, the angel of the Presence.”
“Metatron is also referred to as the Liberating Angel or in his
female aspect the Shekinah. The Shekinah is thought to have been the
feminine presence of God which dwells upon the earth with man. She’s
also identified in Christian traditions as the Holy Spirit.”
Nazarite Prophet born of Metatron
Meher Mount is a spiritual center in Ojai, California that is dedicated to Meher Baba.
It consists of 170 acres (69 ha) of dense woodland and open fields on Sulphur Mountain in Ojai, California, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Los Angeles. At 2,600 feet (790 m) above the Pacific Ocean, it enjoys a 360-degree view, including the nearby peak of Topatopa Bluff, the Channel Islands, Los Padres National Forest, and the Ojai Valley.
Meher Mount is a center left in trust to the Meher Mount Corporation by Agnes Baron, who was one of the original people to find the property in 1946 at the request of Meher Baba. He visited Meher Mount on August 2, 1956. Today, it is a universal center open to all for inspiration, education, and work programs in agriculture, ecology, and humanitarian service. There are opportunities for day visits, group events, and individual retreats as well as resident work programs.
Meher Mount provides opportunities for viewing birds and wildlife. Deer, bobcat and fox can be seen regularly, roaming freely in their natural habitat. On occasion, coyote, mule deer, mountain lion and bear have also been sighted. When Avatar Meher Baba visited Meher Mount, he remarked, “Go out and see the view and try to love God through nature