Nous brings forth all concepts, good ones when it receives the seeds from God, and the opposite when it receives them from one of the demons. CH 9.3
So what are the seeds of God, that they can be practised.
Few are the seeds of God, but they are mighty, beautiful and good. CH 9.4
- virtues (INRI _ Rose Croix)
- self discipline
- devotion (knowledge of God)
.. one kind of man is concerned with material things and another with being.
The materialist, in the midst of evil, receives the seed of his understanding from the demons; the other men, surrounded by goodness, are in their being preserved by God.
Is materialism totally incompatible with a hermetic lifestyle?
To practise virtues, self discipline and devotion can be initiated from within a materialistic environment, into which pretty much all of us are born. The path out of materialism can be started with the planting of these three seeds, and the degree of care and nurturing they are given.
The varying degrees of fruition of these seeds, counter materialism and afford us a path towards greater being.