The Solar Angel

The Solar Angel by Torkom SaraydarianAuthor: Torkom Saraydarian
Publisher: Aquarian Educational Group (1990)
Number of Pages: 454
How long it took me to read: 4 months, 1 day
Where I bought it: Too many years ago to remember.
ISBN: 0-911794-62-X

Like a Moth to a Flame

I have to admit that I haven’t a clue what attracted me to this book, except that I think I remember another book I was reading making reference to this one, which launched me into the throws of a Google search. I found the book on my doorstep a few days later. It sat somewhere in my office for weeks (if not years) before I actually started reading it, but that’s neither here nor there.

Favorite Five

My favorite 5 quotes from this book are:

5. “When you see a beautiful woman or a beautiful man, you want to give gifts, because his or her beauty makes you act as a soul, not as a personality.” (p.223)

4. “All the Teaching is intended to bring you into contact with the Bride within you. Once you have direct, face-to-face contact with your Higher Self, the ways of study change. You find books in Space, classes in higher realms and Teachers in glorious spheres; and written Teaching can no longer offer what your soul needs.” (p.373)

3. “The number eighteen is very significant. The number one stands for one-pointed direction toward perfection. Perfection is represented by the number eight. No battle can be won without focus on the vision.” (p.196)
Note to reader: I was born on the eighteenth and have always found the number to be remarkable.

2. “Inspiration is a beam of light which comes and touches the object of your meditation, revealing the hidden purpose for which it was created.” (p.253)

…and my pick for the No.1 quote is…

1. “Creativity is the state of consciousness in which you enter into the treasury of your innermost being and bring the beauty into manifestation.” (p.232)

Conversation with the Reader

While I read, I write, and as I write, I read. Here’s some of what I wrote while I read this book:

“[Referring to quote No.5 above:] In this quote, I understand ‘beauty’ to be a spiritual beauty, a beauty that radiates the divinity and the nobility of the higher essence. When we dedicate ourselves to working toward goals that serve a greater good, whether it be striving for greater health, overall well-being, or educating one’s self to help a community, we are acting in service. The perseverance of exercising discipline and focus are what eventually radiate the beauty referenced in the above quote…at least to me.”

“I’m starting to really enjoy this book. It felt heavy at first, but now it’s resonating a tune to which I’m very much drawn. It could be because of all the yoga I’m practicing in these last months. It could be that the pages I’m reading now are addressing my current stage in the journey. We’ll see what happens by the end.”

Note to reader: I drained an entire pen while reading this book. I wrote pages and pages of thoughts and reflections – ideas inspiring new writing projects that have somehow started lifting me out of my literary lethargy. I shall keep these ideas to myself until they’re refined enough to share with you. For now, I’ll just wait for them to start simmering on the stove-top next to my whistling kettle. Time for more coffee.

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