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Karl von Eckartshausen – A Christian Vision Of The Golden Age Restored

The ‘ Adoration of the Magi’,

painting by Gentile da Fabriano.


🌿 Today’s sharing from the Blue House is a rarely seen text by Karl von Eckartshausen, ‘‘Heaven on Earth or Jesus-Christ in the heart of men’, published as an appendix to the ‘Cloud over the Sanctuary’-Les Amities Spirituelles, Paris,1979 edition. A Via-HYGEIA English translation from Sedir’s French version🌿In the Christian calendar, January 6, is the time of the Epiphany, the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus. They were kings, wise men who came from far-away and who saw in Jesus’s birth the fulfillment of their time and the coming of another. In Christianity, Jesus-Christ is the forerunner and the restorer of the return of the golden age we lost. Wise man Karl von Eckartshausen share with us this amazing vision of this golden age restored. A truly scarce (for its time: 1802) call for ecumenism🌿


Our Lord doesn’t conquer with armies,

but with the might and strength of His Spirit.’


The World will not be happy until he will possess in him Jesus-Christ. Then, felicity will rule on earth, peace and prosperity will be shared by all. What is Jesus-Christ? He is Love, Wisdom, Power; he is the source of the pure enclines that lead to internal illumination! Where he dwells lies man’s dignity, the bliss of the purified heart; only he burdens himself to the yoke that maintains us deeply in misery. There where his Spirit rules in the heart, sorrow and pain disappear; all the days spent with him are days of spring, all the hours elapsed, hours of delights. The princes that rules on his behalf have no equal, Love only is their kingdom.

Let’s try a sketch of the blessing that will be over us, when mankind in its whole, united by Love, will dwell in His Temple: The princes will be the fathers of their people; the priests will be their doctors; and to Him only, the Great Savior of Humanity, we will be owning this happiness. All those who were avoiding each others, or were hating each other, the Jew and the gentile, the powerful and the pauper, all those who are currently in discord, will live in mutual harmony.

Remedies will be prepared for the convalescence of the sick; and a fraternal tenderness will look after the poor. The hungry will be fed, the unhappy will find support. The foreigner will receive hospitality. The widow is not crying anymore, the orphan is not desolate anymore; all satisfied, as God is taking care of all. The Spirit and Truth are dwelling in the Temple; the altar rites are celebrated by the heart as much as the mouth, and the Divinity’s sacred seal vouches for the dignity of the priest. Wisdom is the supreme jewel of the terrestrial diadems; Love rules in the Sanctuary and ‘heavenizes‘ the world. No more sacrifices of our brothers on bloody scaffolds; we are the branches of a same tree and we all need each other. Surgeons who empirically used to cut out into our limbs, nowadays put all their wisdom to preserve the bodies like if it were theirs.

Ah ! What do i see? What a foreign joy to my heart of flesh: Christian and Jews, Muslims and Pagans are walking together, hands in hands! The wolf and the lamb are pacing in the meadow; the child plays with the viper; struggling natures are reconciled by Love. And you, pilgrim in search for your port of call, just a few steps on the path and, then, you will gaze back! Already, little by little, the Veil of the internal sanctuary is falling. Look how the bats and the owl flee before the sun rise; how error, night and prejudices gather back into the shadows’s dwelling!

‘Auffchlusse zur Magie’ – Frontispice.

The new Earth is starting; the new century is near: The Spirit of Jesus-Christ says: ‘Let it be!’ and already it is truly! It is here; it seems that we can see it… But no-It must stay invisible-until the Veil falls for good. Then only, no revolution will threaten Earth anymore: Him, the Nations Desired one, the Lord, is near. Even though the spirit of shadows would lead myriads of men to slaughters each other, he would have to flee, as victory is promised to Love! God uses foreign weapons when his people forget him completely; sin, the source of all evil, becomes the punishment of sin! However, let one drop of tears fall from the eyes of the siner, the painful stage changes, because his Father is approaching! One is ruling all; One is conducting all by the intentions of His Wisdom. Few of those who fight for Him dont even know that themselves. Many have known only what fall to the sight of the senses. When the Veil will be lifted, what astonishment for the world!

Then, proud philosophers, you will walk away in confusion from Him in whom the wise hope, Him who is their light and bliss. Reason that you divinize is only a simple light of the senses: he who is climbing the stairs of Babel, cannot reach truth. Your work will be annihilated by He-who-disperse-the-sand-into-the-wind: All error will have to be eclipsed in front of the majesty of Faith!

‘Una and the Lion’, by Briton Rivière (1840–1920). Una is a character from Edmund Spenser’s poem ‘The Faerie Queene’, from 1590.



German version




French Translation








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Karl von Eckartshausen – A Christian Vision Of The Golden Age Restored

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