School of the Natural Order Publications
New publication of
The First Crossing
Books and Steaming Audio are listed in alphabetical order
Twenty talks were given by Vitvan before he discovered General Semantics. Using texts from the Old Testament, the New Testament and James Morgan Pryse's Restored New Testament, Vitvan describes how the ancient wisdom can be found in familiar Biblical quotations.
8.5x11in. 129p. c2005
This is a series of talks that Vitvan gave between 1951 and 1960(?) in the company of close friends, family, and select students. In these intimate talks, Vitvan expounds on the allegorical symbology, origins and true meaning of the Christian-based Christmas message and the birth of the Christ consciousness in the individualizing process.
"The theme of The Christos is the evolutionary ascent of consciousness back to the Godhead; it examines the process at work in not just one man, but in the human race...Jesus was a person in time, but the Christos is an eternal transpersonal condition of being, to which all may eventually rise." [from John White's review in Science of Mind Magazine] Read more...
This booklet introduces the basic principles of conscious abstracting, a synthesis of ancient practices in self-awareness plus modern techniques of self-analysis and evaluation. Aimed at keeping levels straight, this set of techniques helps clarify thinking as well as feeling processes. 5x7in. 60p.
COMMENTARIES on THE EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS by EINSTEIN and INFELD
Vitvan was prompted to write his Commentaries on The Evolution of Physics by Einstein and Infeld, by his excitement on discovering in scientific writings proof of some the most profound aspects of the ancient wisdom teachings. In this book, Vitvan shows the correlation between the authors’ description of the existence of a causative field and Saguna Brahma. We published it as the lesson series in the 2007 Resonance, and we are pleased to offer it now in book form.
COMMENTARIES on WHEN THE SUN MOVES NORTHWARD by MABEL COLLINS
Vitvan's commentaries on Mabel Collins' book, written in 1923, describe the litanies and ceremonies that take place on the 'inner' levels during the season of the sun's northward journey. Vitvan's commentaries provide a deeper understanding of the significance of those events. They were originally given for students at Vitvan's ashram for his School of the Sacred Science in the early 1930s. The mystical terminology used dates from a period prior to Vitvan's restatement of his work in semantically correct terminology.
We are excited to be able to offer another of Vitvan’s major works. While it may seem challenging to read, Vitvan’s correlations between the self-development process and modern science provide insights not available in any other work we know of. The way in which the cosmic process and the self-development process are related is made clear and understandable. In Cosmology he reveals in detail how the forces of the psychic nature influence body chemistry and how students can develop conscious control of those forces. Sections on cytoplasmic tectonics and colloidal dynamics provide the scientific explanation for how the psyche and the body interact. Man’s relationship to the cosmic process is also established on scientific grounds. Read More...8.5x11in. c2006
Tree of Life: $30.00
DAWN OF THE NEW DAY
A correlation of scientific findings with a description of the Cosmic Process as perceived and presented in the Ageless Wisdom Teaching.
5x6.5in. 84p. c1947
DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY: 1956
DESCRIPTION OF THE PSYCHIC WORLD
In this course of lessons, we are entering upon a description of the psychic world, as well as a description of one's own psychic nature. I believe that it is in order for us to have a clear understanding of how to operate and function in the psychic world because that is the level the average person functions on more than on any other. Read More...c1954.
DEVA LINE OF DEVELOPMENT
How do you understand the word "angel"? If you would like to know how a twentieth-century American teacher understands this term and relates it to evolution and spiritual development, then read Vitvan's lessons on Devas.
Read More...8.5x11in. 27p. 1988(c1950)
DISCIPLINE IN THE NATURAL ORDER
"Here in our school, we have a goal...We are striving to polarize to the Light .... Get yourself quiet and steady. 'Sit tight and hold steady.' It is work. We try to polarize our forces to Will, Love, and Mind, the 'lower' level of Light's Regions."
"If you once can get polarized to Light's Regions, you will never lack for anything. You will have a creative flow that will make you 'successful' in whatever you do because you will have a creative flow that will work...You can feel that sustaining Power if you remain polarized to Light's Regions...You will always be full of peace and love and happiness." 8.5X11Iin. 33p. c1990.
EXPANDING STATES OF SELF-AWARENESS
Often referred to as "The Beginner's Course," this lesson series was intended for new students of the Wisdom Teachings. Vitvan presented it in language that is not difficult for those not yet familiar with his work. This book is a good choice for giving to friends and family to introduce them to Vitvan's work. It is also a good refresher course for long-time students. Read More... 6x9in. c2016
This treatise on the First Crossing is intended as guidance for those seeking the way to Self-knowledge. Therefore much descriptive matter will be incorporated in this treatise about the orders of Be-ings in Mind’s Region, which obviously is not intended for the general reader. This is said by reason of a sharp dichotomy now in process between those who will participate in the pattern of the new cycle now dawning and those others who will not so participate. A new and an entirely different manifold of values will operate in the consciousness aspirants to and participators in the energy pattern characterizing the new cycle. c1953. Read More...
FOUR SOMATIC DIVISIONS OF MAN
Earth, Water, Air, and Fire are ancient symbols used in the Gnostic teachings given more than two thousand years ago. Vitvan describes how the modern reader can find meaning in these ancient symbols. With these simple tools, students can learn to understand their own motivations more clearly. Read More... 8x11in. 32p. c1978.
We have passed out of the old cycle - the Aristotelian Age - where the emphasis was upon analysis. If a scientist wanted to understand any given 'thing' it was broken down into the most minute particle, attempting to reach an understanding of the whole through the analysis of the particle. That approach to understanding is becoming obsolete.
Read More... c1956
FUNDAMENTALS IN THE SCHOOL OF THE NATURAL ORDER
A short summary of the basic precepts of the Teachings as given by Vitvan. The text includes introductory lessons on the structure of the psyche as well as on the first principles of General Semantics. A clear, concise outline of the Fundamentals.
8.5x11 in. 47 p. c1986
GNOSTIC FOUNDATIONS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Vitvan presented this course of lessons because he felt that the founding fathers of the United States government were guided by high intelligence in the Gnosis, which he explained as that body of knowledge of basic, fundamental facts descriptive of the structure, function, and order of cosmos. Reading from the small booklet by Paul Foster Case called The Great Seal of the United States: Its History, Symbolism, and Message for the New Age, Vitvan expanded upon the insights there, revealing further details about the symbolism found on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill.
8.5x11in. 91p. c1952.
Healing Technic: Presents a sound basis for the New Age Therapeutics, a new view of man himself, for the student as well as for those in the healing professions, New Age teachers and counselors.
5x6.75in. 86p. c1946
HOLDING THE VISION
In this short lesson on disciplining the psychic nature to" hold the image of what you should be, of what the Power has in store for you to be", Vitvan details form building, the ascending and descending arc of the cosmic process and getting off the teeter-totter of identification with the ego.
HOW TO DISCIPLINE YOUR PSYCHE
A step-by-step approach to living in the joy-song, in the radiance of agape. The next development in consciousness will be characterized by an impersonal love (agape) radiating from the heart chakra. Vitvan explains the problems inherent in getting control of the disorganized forces of personality and the great potential for creative love when those forces are brought under control. Read More...
8.5x11in. 44p. c1989.
HOW TO TAKE THE JOURNEY
Vitvan felt that we must not be content to have a good roadmap and imagine, by looking at the roadmap, that we have taken the journey... Taking the journey, treading the Path, is the most important 'thing' in the world; everything else is subsidiary to the actual process of taking the journey. He tells us how to do so without mentalizing about it. Read More...
8.5x11in. 48p. c1956
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL SEMANTICS
Vitvan studied with Alfred Korzybski in Chicago in the late 1930s. He was excited about the impact that could be made when correlating the study of General Semantics with the Wisdom Teachings. He incorporated General Semantics into his teachings from that time forward. Read More... c1944.
JONAH AND THE WHALE
Three talks by Vitvan. c1960.
MIND LEVEL VERSUS PSYCHIC LEVEL TEACHERS
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS: Basic Teachings of the School of the Natural Order, given in three volumes with an index in the fourth volume. In these volumes, Vitvan covers the vital points of the wisdom teachings and progresses to the advanced studies. Read More... NEW EDITIONS published in 2014
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS, Volume I: THE WISDOM TEACHINGS AND MODERN SCIENCE. A good starting point for the beginning student as Vitvan discusses The Foundation Work and The Science of Semantics. 6x9in. 272p. c2014
Book I: $15.00
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS, Volume II: PATANJALI'S SUTRAS: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE. A comprehensive study of the sutras of Patanjali, describing the Way to Mastership through learning control of one's psychic nature. 6x9in. 406p. c2014
Book II: $20.00
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS, Volume III: FURTHER STUDIES IN THE WISDOM TEACHINGS. Vitvan delineates The Language of the Initiates and concludes with The Telestic Work. 6x9in. 406p. c2014
Book III: $10.00
NATURAL ORDER PROCESS, Index. Brand new comprehensive index for all three volumes. A critical study companion for the serious student. Includes Vitvan's short monograph, The New Cycle Gnosis. 6x9in. 131p. c2014
Book Index: $5.00
All 4 volumes for: $40.00
NEW CYCLE GNOSIS
A Non-metaphysical Cosmology. Why the instruction given in the School of the Natural Order cannot be classified as 'metaphysical.'
NINE STEPS ON THE LADDER OF DEVELOPMENT
A brief overview of the basic steps in any self-development program. Using the ancient system of chakras as a guide to motivations.
8.5x11in. 55p. c1949
ON THE NATURE OF HEALING
"The healing process means to return to the natural order, to return to the fundamental point in the evolutionary process from which (we have) departed...if there is no departure there will be no sickness, disease, trouble, worry, etc." How did we depart? What must we learn to restore the natural order in ourselves? Originally published in 1960 as part of the lesson course Discipline in the Natural Order.
8/5x11in. 34p. c1989
A new articulation of the Wisdom Teaching in a modern scientific form and structure, introducing a methodology whereby perceptive faculties are developed.
5.25x8.5 in. 54p.
POVERTY AS A DISEASE AND ITS CURE
This lesson series was probably given in the early 1930’s, though we have been unable to verify the exact date. (The terminology makes it obvious that it was part of Vitvan’s pre-semantic writings.) It has not been available in recent times, but with the world situation as it is now, this seems an appropriate time to make it available to students who feel a need for this information. Read More...
PRACTICE OF THE WAY
In 1952, Vitvan set down seven (7) precepts to clarify and assist in the practice of treading the path or the practice of the way. He states that these precepts are psychologically designed to take the system of thought that we call the instruction as given in the School of the Natural Order out of the mental and verbalistic levels and make it (instruction) workable, applicable and functional in the daily life of the students. 8.5x11in. 103p. c1952
PRACTICES IN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
Vitvan stressed that the study of the teachings is hard work. Here he gives some practices for students focusing on self-development.
PROBLEM OF GOOD AND EVIl
After paying homage to the contributions of Gerald Massey to the understanding of ancient Egypt, Vitvan lays out the fundamental principles underlying all psychosomatic disease, mental illness, etc. He attempts to put the axe to the root of everything corrupt and perverted in the race consciousness of the Adamic man. A difficult work, but one well worth the reading. Included at the end of the book are numerous short commentaries introducing new ways of thinking and fascinating topics for meditation. (Hard Bound)
RELEASE OF THE POWER IN THE HEART OF THE ATOM
RELEASE OF THE POWER IN THE HEART OF THE ATOM:
RESPONSIBILITY TO GOVERNMENT
RESPONSIBILITY TO GOVERNMENT:
SELF-MASTERY THROUGH MEDITATION
There is no simple answer to the question "What is meditation?" This book comprehends several answers presented by Vitvan over a thirteen year period (1947-1960). These selections reflect the vast scope of the subject and the sensitive responsiveness of our teacher, as well as the wide-ranging powers of his perception. During one conversation on the ancient wisdom teachings, a student was heard to say, "Meditation is the whole thing..." Vitvan could not let that statement go unchallenged. "No," he said, "mediation is not the whole thing, but the KEY to the whole thing.".
5.5x8in. 114p. 1987
One of our most popular lesson courses, this contains Vitvan’s description of the stages of Self-development we all pass through on the path to enlightenment. It is an excellent roadmap to help students discover where they are on the path as well as providing insights into heights yet to be attained. At the time Vitvan first gave these lessons he had just discovered Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem, Savitri. He was so thrilled with it that he decided to share it with his class each week as a means of “tuning in and tuning up” to the higher level frequencies he wanted to establish for his presentation. Excerpts from Savitri and Vitvan’s explanations of their esoteric meanings are included at the beginning of each lesson just as he gave them.
5.5x8.25in. 115p. 2011(c1955)
SEVEN RAYS OF DEVELOPMENT
The seven rays of development are the seven major streams of the formative cosmic forces of the universe. In this series of lessons, Vitvan provides students with an understanding of these rays and how they relate to the Self-development process. Read More...
SIX DAYS OF THE CREATING PROCESS
Vitvan gave this lesson course in order to more adequately place the birth and development of the Christos in its proper relation to the cosmic process. Vitvan wanted us to thoroughly understand that this world, the real world, is a creating process, a cosmic process. Rather than beginning with the premise that a creator existed, he explained how the creating process leads to the development of the Christ Consciousness.
There are a few of us who are of the opinion that there isn’t any higher aspiration possible than to accomplish that understanding which will qualify one as a conscious participant in this great creating process. - Vitvan
6x9in. 226p. c2014
STEPS IN SELF-UNFOLDMENT
Late in his teaching career, Vitvan was asked by his students to give a course to them as though they were beginners. This resulting course is a good starting point for new students and an excellent refresher course for long-time students. Vitvan focused on the core concepts that are most valuable to the student’s understanding and growth in consciously cooperating with the self-development process. So here is help for beginning or renewing your meditation and other practices that will take you deeper into getting acquainted with yourself and learning to cooperate with the process of expanding consciousness.
6x9, 230 p., c2015
STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
Vitvan had strong feelings about the state of psychotherapy in the mid-20th century. He explains why in great detail. c1952.
SYMBOLOGY: COMMENTARIES on THE RESTORED NEW TESTAMENT by JAMES MORGAN PRYSE:
SYMBOLOGY: COMMENTARIES on THE RESTORED NEW TESTAMENT by JAMES MORGAN PRYSE: Vitvan's commentaries on James Morgan Pryse's book.
TREATISE ON FAITH
When you build a temple in your consciousness upon the rock of faith, by your works you will make your life a monument of beauty, whether the 'world' knows and enjoys it or knows it not. This, in effect, represents the eternal as well as the universal significance of Faith. 6x9in. 55p. c2015
TREE OF LIFE
Based on Dr. H. B. Pullen-Burry’s book, Qabalism (1925), the Tree of Life followed Vitvan's lessons on Cosmology and might be considered a companion volume, rounding out information not provided in his other works. Vitvan assumed that students had some working knowledge of the Tree and its interpretation, so he provided only limited explanations of it. His descriptions correlating his instruction on self-development through the awakening of the force centers of the psychic nature with the stations on the Tree of Life shed new light on both his teachings and the significances of the stations on the Tree. 8.5x11in. c2006.
Tree of Life: $30.00
UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHIC NATURE
Those who are treading the path should have a definite image before them. That is the comprehensive subject of this lesson series. Read More...
8.5x11in. 118p. c2003
Published in 1930 by the School of the Sacred Science (the pre-SNO school of Vitvan). "I use the name Universal Will to stand for all the names by which man refers to the Infinite, God. I undertake to show...that it is only through individualization that the Universal Will becomes aware. Hence, God needs man, even as man needs God." Vitvan quotes extensive scripture but distinguishes between religion as "astralized flight from reality" and the dynamic individuating process of the Universal Will. Hardcover.
6.25x9.25in. 233p including index. c1930
THE VEIL OF MAYA
Elucidating the thought-structure underlying world-wide conflict; understanding the present chaotic transition period in the light of adherence to obsolete philosophical tenets. The crucial need for a new basic philosophy representing the structure of the Universe as understood in this Einsteinian Age. 5x7in. 67p
WAY TO MASTERSHIP
A brief outline and description of the way to mastership. Vitvan says that while he knows the way, he would not claim the title "master of the wisdom," because "when we stand high enough to see what there is yet to do and yet to know, we become very humble--- true humility in the presence of such vastness." 1957
VITVAN: AN AMERICAN MASTER
A biography of Vitvan by Richard Satriano. "No one previously has quite accomplished what VITVAN (1883-1964) did... [He] attempted to present an overall view of the Gnosis couched in current scientific and philosophical language. He makes demands on his readers. His work does not permit a cursory overview from cover to cover." (from the Foreword by Israel Regardie, Author of The Golden Dawn) 5.5x8in. 118p. c1977.