MOUNT ECCLESIA, THE BEAUTY SPOT OF THE EARTH by Manly P. Hall
- MOUNT ECCLESIA, THE BEAUTY SPOT OF THE EARTH
BY MANLY PALMER HALL
The following was written by Manly P. Hall on his stay at the
Rosicrucian Fellowship [summer of 1922] and apperead in the Rays From
the Rose Cross - 1922. He also wrote articles for the Rays from the
Rose Cross, and was a personal friend of Mrs. Heindel up until the
time of her death.
"As we stand in the beautiful grounds of our modern mystery school,
we cannot but think of the ancient Initiates who watching from their
pyramids counted and named those wonderful signs which are the keys
to mortal life. Gazing at the wondrous Zigurat they raised their arms
to God, feeling how small and helpless they were among these wonders
of the universe. So, thousands of years later we stand beside our
Temple, and raise our eyes to the same God, and thank Him for the
greater understanding that we have, and ask only power to help
humanity that they may also know the great truths that drift across
the midnight sky.
We turn one last look at the Temple; it stand imposing, this Mystery
Tabernacle of the new age, and from its dome none beautiful stars
shed their light, a beacon that can be seen for miles around, a
symbol of the spiritual light that goes out giving hope and love to
the entire world .
Why does this spot seem so beautiful? There are many other places
where the stars may be seen and studied, and thousands of people see
the same glorious sunsets, and enjoy the same wonderful climate. But
there is something on Mt. Ecclesia that is not be found in any other
part of the world. There is something here that is restful and
different; it seems almost like holy ground . It is because of the
love that is sent here by thousands of members and the lives of self-
forgetting service that the workers are living day by day, that makes
this the beauty spot of the earth."
-Manly P. Hall, Rays from the Rose Cross, 1922