The Rose of the World by Daniel Andreev is a unique and poetic cosmological treatise passionately written out of personal experience. It offers a prophetic call for the spiritual reunification of all people and an open and harmonious relationship among the great world religions. For Daniel Andreev, whose mystic revelations are often compared with those of Dante and William Blake, the Rose of the World is a spiritual flower whose roots are in heaven: each petal is a unique image of the great world religions and cultures, and the whole flower is their joint co-creation with God.
Roza Mira (full title in Russian: Роза Мира. Метафилософия истории, literally The Rose of the World. The Metaphilosophy of History), that was written in the fifties of the 20th century gives a unique and fresh view on the history and future of mankind. The uniqueness of this perspective its intellectual brilliance combined with a deeply spiritual insight…
According to Roza Mira, there are no contradictions between different religions, because they tell about different aspects of spiritual reality, or about the same things in different words. Daniil Andreev compares different major religions to different paths leading to one and the same mountain peak (which is God). Andreev names five world religions, he believes in the Trinity of God, but the third hypostasis, instead of being the Holy Spirit, is claimed to be the Eternal Femininity. (which is by the way, one and the same thing to me personally).
Beautiful vision, isn’t it? The more so, Andreev also tired to give a solution how exactly this could work out! However I can’t say I was delighted about the book. Why?
This book is the most contradictory of all books I have read in the last 10 years. The contradiction for me lies in the fact that one and the same book has some highly vibrational pieces and some that can block one’s mental level completely. When I read some pages I feel the author was a true saint of a rare caliber. However at some points his visions not only lack vibrations, but I would not recommend to read them at all…The reason for that “quality variety” may lay in the different methods by which Andreev obtained his knowledge and visions. Some of them were probably from the supraconsious site. Whatever it is, I would like to share with you my impressions.
What did I like in the book?
- author’s insights into highest spiritual feelings like ONENESS with the whole Universe (like the one I quoted here).
- role and functions of the Rose of the World as a global ethically-spiritual leader of the world (beyond politics and economics)
- “Missions” – an outstanding analysis of some Russian poets and writes, actually the best analysis I have ever read
- Meta-historical analysis of Russian and world history, from a spiritual perspective – an awesome overview, unique of this kind
- New Education – the methods and ways of educating a person of new era, spiritually equiped, highly developed personality, a human being of tomorrow (this part I loved the most, for the reasons given here).
What I did not like (had a strong tension in ym head reading that, which is a bad sign):
- all his “visions” of Hell and Heaven which Andreev got in some kind of astral trips. even thought it is interesting to read, it just gave me very bad vibrations. Luckily enough, vibrations can make a reality check much better than any intellect 🙂
- advent of Antichrist, who will come actually after the Golden Age (although it does not feel right, the descrtiption of Antichrist activities is in a ways similar to what we can happening now in our daily lives!)
Despite some disappointment, I would still love to share with you my favourite quotes from The Rose fo the World in the upcoming posts. There are some absolute gems in there!