The Sun And The Serpent

Ophiolatry is the worship of serpents. The religion of ancient Egypt was closely interwoven with the worship of sun and serpent. The deity, Kneph, was pictured as a serpent in a fiery circle. ''He was regarded as the first emanation of the Supreme Being, the good genius of the world, the demiurgus, the efficient Reason of all things, and the Architect of the Universe. Kneph is identified with the sun, hence the rays of glory around his head. Both serpent and sun were emblems of the Celestial...

The Temple Of Understanding

A temple will be erected in Washington, D, C., for the citizen of the world'' to develop universal understanding in plate of his nationalist limitations. Planners for this 55 million edifice, called The Temple of Understanding. say endorsers include Sw& mi Prabhavananda of the Vedanda Society, Hollywood Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Socialist leader Norman Thomas, Chester Bowies, special advisor to the President Swami Bhaskaranand Paramhamsa of UNISM, New Delhi, India Thomas B....

Friends Op The Meditation Room

On February 16, 1953, a group known as the Friends of the Meditation Room, numhering 1500 members, presented through its officers a set of guest books to the U.N. wherein visitors to the room could inscribe their names, addresses, and religious affiliations. Three and one half to four million visitors have been estimated by the U.N. to have entered the room from October 11, 1952 to June 1963. Over 750,000 of these visitors have signed 108 of these books, each containing 7.000 names. What...

Lodestone

The World Goodwill Bulletin is published by Lucis Press Ltd. owned by Lucis Trust at 88 Edgware Rd Marble Arch, London W-2, England. The New York branch, the Lucis Publishing Company 11 W. 42nd St., 32nd floor , issues materials on its Arcane School, three-member Triangles, and World Service Fund, and publishes the Beacon Magazine. This company was originally established as the Lucifer Publishing Co., but changed its name on Nov. 11, 1924 to the less startling one it bears today. A third branch...