Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
philosopher, pedagogue, alchemist and mystic
The Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (1900-1986) was born in Bulgaria and received French citizenship just before his death. At the age of 17 he became Peter Deunov’s disciple and stayed with him until 1937. It was at this time that Peter Deunov, founder of the White Brotherhood, asked him to leave Bulgaria for France in order to spread the teaching. From 1938 until 1986 he gave some 4,500 talks in French, first of all in France (in Paris and its outskirts, and later at Fréjus in the Var region), and then in Switzerland, Canada, the United States, India, Sweden and Norway. He also visited many other countries. His talks were first recorded in shorthand, then in 1960 on audio tape, and then on videotape. Finally, in 1972 Prosveta Publications released several collections of these talks in the form of books and brochures (translated into 30 languages), CDs and DVDs with subtitles.
Thought of the day from Omraam: Earth - we should relearn how to cultivate it. "Take a handful of earth, hold it for a moment, and think of all the elements the Creator has placed in it so that the millions of plants and, through them, all living creatures could survive because of it. These days, unfortunately, most of the fruit and vegetables we eat are full of negative influences – and that’s without mentioning fertilizers and pesticides! With the passage of time, the earth has become a huge cemetery drenched in the blood of humans and steeped in their crimes. And as those who cultivate the soil often do so with no respect or love, or even in a state of inner rebellion, their thoughts and feelings enter the seeds and poison them. Humanity is endlessly creating unhealthy living conditions for itself out of ignorance. How helpful it would be to relearn the art of agriculture according to initiatic rules! These rules were known and respected in the past by certain civilizations, and maybe they still are to a certain extent in some parts of the world. The people who conformed to these rules knew how to work with cosmic energies so that the seeds they placed in the soil would absorb these energies and provide vegetables and fruit that contained the maximum nutritional and health-giving properties."