bout 150 years ago came the transition from the Age of Pisces (Orthodox Christianity), to the Aquarian Age, the modern science of spirituality. This higher thought was fairly new to the west, but originated in the ancient east. The 20th century was a time time ripe for this wisdom, questioning traditional church dogma, as societies for New Thought appeared.Here is a growing list of great thinkers, many of whom have passed from this world leaving behind a legacy of scientific, philosophic and religious insight. A watershed of new thought, characteristic of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, brought to light the relevance of esoteric knowledge, rediscovered by modern intelligent minds. Some of these distinguished philosophers journeyed to the orient themselves, "in search of the miraculous," as Ouspensky described it. They returned to the occidental world with astonishing doctrines of universal truth, ancient secrets revealed afresh for this present Age called Aquarius. Before he passed in 1974, Sant Kirpal Singh expressed his desire to see an international forum, a convenient place for the discussion of various spiritual beliefs. To this beloved Master Sant The Pulpit is dedicated. Kirpal Singh (6 February 1894 – 21 August 1974) was a spiritual master (satguru). He was born in India, in a simple rural house, in the western part of Punjab which now belongs to Pakistan. He earned his living as a government officer until his retirement and then he moved to Delhi where he founded his spiritual school Ruhani Satsang with its headquarters at Sawan Ashram. He was the President of the World Fellowship of Religions, an organization recognized by UNESCO, which had representatives from all the main religions of the world. He wrote numerous books, many of which have been translated into numerous languages. His basic teachings consist in establishing contact with God Power, called the Word in the Bible, Naam, Shabd, Om, etc. in other scriptures. The discipline of universal character taught by him is at the base of the spiritual experience, which gave origin to all the main religions that have resisted the trials of time. It is called the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat), Yoga of the Sound Current (Surat Shabd Yoga). Paul Twitchell born Jacob Paul Twitchell (October 22, 1909 - September 17, 1971) was an American spiritual lecturer and writer, pulp fiction author, and created the religion Eckankar as a new spiritual teaching. He was accepted by its members as the Mahanta, or living ECK Master from 1965 until his death. He wrote that his spiritual name was Peddar Zaskq. In 1955, Paul Twitchell was apparently initiated by Kirpal Singh into Ruhani Satsang: Surat Shabd Yoga or Sant Mat, and became a devoted student of the master. By 1966, reports of Twitchell teaching his own similar program in America caused a disagreement between the two. However, in December 1963, Twitchell did ask the master to allow him to dedicate a book, The Tiger's Fang, in Kirpal Singh's name hoping for his help getting it published. He sent the manuscript for approval but never received a positive response from the master. He published it himself in 1967. Twitchell also became involved in the Church of Scientology from about 1956 to 1959, becoming a member of its staff and one of the first claiming to achieve the status of clear. He taught classes, audited, and wrote magazine articles for Scientology. Twitchell made many friendships during this time, with the exception of L. Ron Hubbard himself. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 2014, Hubbard was cited by the Smithsonian magazine as one of the 100 most significant Americans of all time, as one of the eleven religious figures on that list. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a system called Dianetics which was first expounded in book form in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and practices as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that address such diverse topics as business administration, literacy and drug rehabilitation. The Church's dissemination of these materials led to Hubbard being listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated and published author in the world. The Guinness World Record for the most audio books published for one author is also held by Hubbard. Aleister Crowley (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, mystic, poet, and social provocateur, famous for his development of the philosophical system called Thelema, and his concepts of magic, which he called Magick. The discovery of radioactivity created a momentary chaos in chemistry and physics; but it soon led to a fuller interpretation of the old ideas. It dispersed many difficulties, harmonized many discords, and — yea, more! It shewed the substance of Universe as a simplicity of Light and Life, manners to compose atoms, themselves capable of deeper self-realization through fresh complexities and organizations, each with its own peculiar powers and pleasures, each pursuing its path through the world where all things are possible.
- Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
- I:40 This famous statement derives from several historic precedents, including that of François Rabelais in describing the rule of his Abbey of Thélème in Gargantua and Pantagruel: Fait ce que vouldras (Do what thou wilt), which was later used by the Hellfire Club established by Sir Francis Dashwood. It is also similar to the Wiccan proverb: An ye harm none, do what thou wilt; but the oldest known statement of a similar assertion is that of St. Augustine of Hippo: Love, and do what thou wilt.
- Love is the law, love under will.