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The Light (La Luce)

An Introduction to Creative Imagination

July 2001
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  • Publisher
    Lindisfarne Books
  • Published
    1st July 2001
  • ISBN 9780970109767
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 5" x 8"

“We must think with clarity. Clarity is honesty born into thinking.” — Massimo Scaligero

Here is a classic of contemporary spirituality. Scaligero was a student of Zen, yoga, and the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner—but he came to completely independent conclusions based on his direct spiritual experience.

Scaligero’s masterpiece is a continuous, unfolding meditation, and an immediate expression of his travels in higher realms. It shows how the primal principle, the source of all being—knowing and love—descends instant by instant into the phenomenal world. He writes from the very stream of being, into which his work invites us, and poses a challenge: will we learn to experience the processes of consciousness, or will we rest in their products?

As with the texts of all true spiritual masters, Scaligero’s words must be savored and contemplated in order to extract the nectar of wisdom contained in them.

The Light (La luce) is a translation from Italian of the book La luce. Introduzione all'immaginazione creatrice (Tilopa, Rome, 1964).

C O N T E N T S:

1. Darkness: The Leaven of Light
2. Thinking: The Light of the Earth
3. Forces of Opposition: Mediums
4. Metaphysical Warmth
5. The Life of Light: Freedom
6. Sense-Free Thinking
7. Meditation As a Path to Creative Imagination
8. Il pensiero pensante (The “Activity of Thinking”)
9. Dialectics and Spiritual Science
10. The Magical Will: The “Void”
11. The Threshold
12. The Resurrection of LIght


Massimo Scaligero

Massimo Scaligero (1906–1980) was born Antonio Scabelloni in Veroli (Frosinone), Italy. He was a contemporary Italian spiritual master who drank deeply from both Western and Eastern traditions. By direct experience, he was equally at home with Western philosophy and psychology, Western esotericism (Rosicrucianism, Templarism, and Anthroposophy) and Eastern meditative practices (Zen and Tibetan Buddhism). He was the author of numerous books, including (in Italian, untranslated): The Way of the Solar Will; Immortal Love; Yoga, Meditation, Magic; From Yoga to the Rose Cross; Practical Manual of Meditation; The Logos and the New Mysteries; Psychotherapy; Techniques of Inner Concentration; Healing with Thinking; Meditation and Miracles; Thinking as Antimaterialism; Western Kundalini; Isis Sophia; and Zen and Logos.