“Wisdom fears no thing, but still bows humbly to its own source, with its deeper understanding, loves all things, for it has seen the beauty, the tenderness, and the sweetness which underlie Life's mystery” –Manly P. Hall
Welcome to the June issue of The New Journal of the Philosophical Research Society.
This month Manly Hall’s challenging lecture deals with the difficult problems of suffering and destruction which are the perennial horrors of war, reminding us of the eternal and unchanging condition of the human soul. Reincarnation, he writes, should be a solace to the pain that they cause, and taking an objective stance to untimely death reminds us that everything follows universal laws, and ill fortune is part of karma. It is difficult material, even cruelly objective, and reading it reminds us that sometimes perennial wisdom may seem unkind when the sublime scale of eternal laws is applied to the small problems of human lives, which pass in an instant compared to the vast expanse of time.
The Philosophical Research Society is committed to exploring the knotty questions of the mysteries of being and seeking the wisdom to navigate this life of uncertainty with understanding and grace. Let us embrace the challenges of understanding with commitment to the cause of knowledge and wisdom.
The emblem of the three graces is a reminder of the cycle of giving, receiving, and returning. Let us remember that life is a gift that should always be received with thanks, and lived with grace, and reciprocated with love.
The Philosophical Research Society is here to encourage thought about the big questions of how we should live in the metaphysical universe. We can’t do the work we do without your help. Please give generously – donate here to support the new journal of the PRS. Thank you.
The Spindle of Necessity
By Ike Baker
An Introduction to Reincarnation
By Mark Storer
Music for Master Bacon
By Matt Marble
Reincarnation and the Nodes of the Moon
By Thea Wirsching
Reincarnation and Karma
By Manly P. Hall
Acacia and Emergence
By Michael Pearce
The Ouroboros, Amor Fati, and Bill Murray
By Kirk Elser
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