Right of sanctuary

Application of a spiritual truth

March 22nd 2011
The truths of Initiatic Science often reappear in some form or other as rules or customs instituted by humans, which last at least for a time. One example of this is the right of sanctuary. In olden times, if someone guilty of a crime was being pursued and was able to enter the sanctuary of a god, they came under the protection of that god, and no one had the right to seize them. The custom still existed in the Middle Ages when, of course, the churches served as refuges, which can still happen today. This tradition is based on knowledge concerning the spiritual life: anyone who succeeds in finding refuge in God, despite being pursued by inner or outer enemies, finds safety. While they remain on high, on the peaks of the soul and the spirit, their pursuers are kept at bay.