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From Yoga to the Rose Cross

Massimo Scaligero Translated by Eric L. Bisbocci Introduction by Beniamino Melasecchi

274 pp.  
6" x 9"
Illustrations: 6 black and white

Lindisfarne Books


Published:  October 2019


  • “Thunderbolt light of sacred love is your continuous resurging, the reply of the gods to your endless gift. But only beyond the ancient cloistered circle of nature and of the psyche can your free being know the language of the gods, the thinking that makes a thunderbolt light of itself.”

This book recounts a life experience, one whose only meaning for Massimo Scaligero was to carry out that experience itself. Thus, there is no concession to any existential element unless it proves indispensable for introducing or clarifying essential passages of the cognitive and realizable path—as if the situations and personalities remembered are not random, but archetypes of many levels and forms of knowledge, the importance of which is not exhausted in personal characteristics but required as objective facts, susceptible to proof and comparison for any spiritual investigators today who seriously inquire into the meaning of our human adventure together on Earth.

Using an autobiographical form as his framework, the author shows how the experience of Yoga is actually the most esoteric path—that of the Rose Cross—when taken to its ultimate conclusion by flowing into a “modern” initiatory path that manifests formally as Spiritual Science.

  • “I cannot say that, at some point in my life, sensory experience lacked behind-the-scenes, suprasensory activity as an immediate complement. As a result, this did not prevent me from living this suprasensory activity in its objective naturalness. The suprasensory foundation of reality during childhood could be as familiar to me as the sensory itself in the charming guise of fable and myth, and then be gradually transformed and emerge as the genesis of concepts, where in reality, from the depths of the soul, the fable’s light had to resurface as architectural, and thus logical. In this light moving from the heart of facts rather than from their appearing, I soon began to feel more truth than in the analytical weaving of history.”


  • Preface by Beniamino Melasecchi
  • Introduction by Beniamino Melasecchi
  1. The Original Mediation
  2. The Solar Seminar
  3. Julius Evola
  4. Paolo M. Virio
  5. The Rosecrucian Path
  6. The Essence of Yoga
  7. Anthroposophy
  8. Giovanni Colazza
  9. Political “Maya”
  10. “Regina Coeli”
  11. Hegel, Gentile, Aurobindo, and The Philosophy of Freedom
  12. Shakti and Logos
  13. Communicating Spiritual Science
  14. Yoga and the Rose Cross
  15. Obstructive Deities
  16. Magia Sexualis
  17. Inviolable Secretum
  • Glossary
  • Index of Names

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