The Master Beinsa Douno is amongst the most famous personalities in Bulgarian history and spiritual culture. The principal subjects in his lectures and talks are: man's place and role in the Universe, in Nature and Society, the spiritual understanding of Culture, Ethics, Psychology, Medicine, Music etc.He gives exercises for breathing, meditation and concentration.He founds the Paneurythmics, which is played nowadays in USA,Canada, France, Russia, Kongo and other countries in the world.
Amid the doubts, despair, conflicts and chaos of our times, the presence of a Great Soul brings Light, dispelling the darkness. The Master Beinsa Douno gave the knowledge of the coming of a new culture based upon three principles: Love that brings life, Wisdom that gives light and Truth that gives freedom.
Peter Deunov who took the spiritual name of Beinsa Douno was born in the village of Nikolaevka in the Varna district of Bulgaria on the 11th of July, 1864, fourteen years before Bulgaria’s liberation from the Ottoman Empire. Dunov’s father was active in the movement for national revival and spiritual freedom. He was an enlightened priest who was the first to read the Gospel in Bulgarian instead of Greek, as was the rule at that time.
Peter Deunov obtained his secondary education in Bulgaria . In 1888 The Master left for US for 8 years where he continued his education. In University of Boston he took his degree in theology and after that he has taken 2 years course in medicine at the same University. He returned to Bulgaria in 1895 after an absence of eight years and engaged in the systematic study of the phrenology of the Bulgarian people. It was to them that he presented the Divine Teaching of Love.
The Master began with three followers, and these gradually grew to many thousands. The first spiritual study circles appeared in Bulgaria at the end of the last century. There were 144 such circles when the newly created community called “The White Brotherhood” built a hall for lectures and a settlement Izgrev (which means “the Rising Sun”) near Sofia. The Master established a school which, for the first time, offered an esoteric studies class for youth, a general esoteric class for adult disciples as well as Sunday morning sermons at 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. which were open to the public.
The image of the grain of wheat as an emblem of man’s soul permeates his first sermon, “Ecce Homo.”
Beinsa Douno, a musician who composed spiritual songs and melodies, introduced Paneurhythmy: the Cosmic Supreme Rhythm. These sacred movements set to music were performed every morning from March 22nd to September 22nd by all his followers. There is a fabulous performance of the Paneurhythmy music by Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. A total of 184 books containing his lectures and musical works were published between 1896 and 1948. His lectures and sermons represent the work of half a century.
The series of Sunday lectures entitled “Power and Life” were initiated in 1914. This is not coincidental. It marks the coming of a new cosmic cycle known as the Age of Aquarius. In the words of the Master:
“The entire solar system has entered a new sphere of the Spirit. The earth has been in a decline until now. It now embarks on its ascension".
At that time, one of Beinsa Douno’s devoted disciples described his outward appearance as follows:
”A man of average stature, about fifty years of age, with slightly greying hair, gentle eyes, composed, quiet with a profound expression on his face. His calm was conveyed to me. He seemed to emanate some unearthly purity. He never called the Word he gave us his own. Since then I have seen, understood and known what humility means!”
When he gave these lectures, the Master lived in one of the poor outlying quarters of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. He had a basement for a dining room and a small room above it where he used to speak at a simple table. The room was full when he spoke, and the window was open so the people filling the front yard could hear him as well. They were there listening even when it snowed. One woman who was in attendance stood enraptured by his words, and when the lecture was over she could not lift her feet from the earth, for the heels of her shoes had frozen.
It is remarkable that these lectures which were held so long ago bear all the features of contemporary presentation. They begin in a simple and clear manner with a fundamental concept and then expand into large waves that touch and awaken one’s higher self.
In one of his talks, the Master described what is necessary:
“From now on, we need to connect our minds and hearts with those of all people on earth, because salvation lies within our common prayers. There is a Supreme Consciousness which interconnects the consciousness of all people and, in this manner, creates an inner intimate connection among them. This Consciousness is a Candle in which all things are illuminated and manifest their true meaning – the meaning which they inherently possess.”
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The Master said:
The Master Beinsa Douno ended his earthly path on December 27th, 1944 with the words “One small work has completed…”
PanEuRhythmy- Cosmic Supreme Rhythm
"The Entire Cosmos is penetrated by music and movement, combined in One Whole. Paneurhythmy is the expression of this. It is based on the laws of correspondance among ideas, words, music and mouvements", Beinsa Douno
The Master Beinsa Douno – Petar Deunov, who is the founder of the PanEuRhythmy, said about it:
Pan – meaning whole, universal and cosmic.
Eu – meaning true or supreme, the essential and substantial in the world.
Rhythmy – meaning correctness in the movements and in every other external expression in life.
Paneurhythmy is a Cosmic Supreme Rhythm.
In Paneurhythmy people move in a circle in couples and exercise and dance in the rhythm of the Paneurhythmy music. Created on the grounds of the luminous bodies' movement (planets, stars), the dance has 3 components:
- Paneurhythmy, consisting of 28 exercises
- Sunrays (12 rays of 6 couples + an external round)
- Pentagram (each pentagram consists of 5 couples )
The total duration of Paneurhythmy is about 1 hour. An unlimited number of performers can take part in Paneurhythmy. The music is played on various instruments. Priority is given to the violin – closest to human voice interpreter of the melody.
Paneurhythmy is played from March 22nd to September 22nd early in the morning, close to nature. There, pure air and light can freely penetrate the human body and vitalize it. Since the first days of spring to the end of summer the energies that operate in nature are positive. During this period the performance of Paneurhythmy creates an opportunity for people to establish contact with them and to take profit of their power.
Paneurhythmy can be played also during the other days of the year but then the effect is smaller.
At the beautiful sacred hour when all of Nature is filled with joy for the sunrise, the living circle of Paneurhythmy is formed. Early in the morning, amid flowers and trees in bloom the rhythmic movements start. Who are these people who are forming the living circle of Paneurhythmy? These are the ones who strive to enter a world of poetry, freedom and creativity.
Paneurhythmy exists in the whole of Nature. The earth is orbiting the sun at 29 km per second. The entire solar system moves towards certain constellations. The earth and other planets, the sun and the other celestial bodies move according to the paneurhythmic Laws. The earth has more than 10 different movements. If we imagine them as combined together, the result will be a beautiful form of motion. This fact is reflected by life on the earth and it manifests in all forms and processes around us. For instance, in the upward spiraling of the plant shoots, one can see a reflection of the spiral cosmic path of the earth. There is Harmony and Rhythm in the whole of Creation. The whole cosmos is permeated by music and movement which form a unified whole. This is Paneurhythmy. During the movements of the celestial bodies, a harmony of the spheres takes place, a music which permeates the whole universe.
The light is also Paneurhythmy, because it contains motion, rhythm and music. It is proven in physics that the light from the sun pulsates, in other words, it possesses a rhythm similar to that of the human heart. As the heart rhythmically pulsates blood through the whole body, so the intensity of the solar light also pulsates. The motion of the etheric light-waves is Paneurhythmy. The red, orange, yellow and other rays of the solar light have specific motions – their own music – which, when combined, create that great Harmony permeating the whole universe.
The following seven principles underlie Paneurhythmy:
1. The Law of Sentience
This states that everything is infused with Mind and Sentience. Everything in the world is a manifestation of Sentience.
2. The Principle of Correspondence
This principle can be explained as the existence of correspondence or analogy among all things. In hermetic philosophy there is a saying, “As above, so below.” For instance, there is a relationship among idea, tone, form, movement, color and number. A correspondence exists among the chemical elements and among the colors. We find phenomena corresponding to birth and death in the various spheres of life. Another example: there is the ebb and flow of the tides; the ebb and flow [of energy] which comes with the [changing of] the seasons; the ebb and flow of the inner life of man.
3. The Principle of Vibration or Movement
Everything moves, everything vibrates. Nothing is absolutely still. These are facts confirmed by contemporary science. The vibrations of matter, of energy, of mind, even of spirit differ according to their frequencies. The vibrations increase in frequency from matter to spirit. There is a multitude of types and levels of vibrations according to their frequencies.
Natural phenomena can be investigated from the perspective of vibration as well as by other methods. For instance, one can study the vibration of light, sound, electricity, magnetism, the vibration of matter in its different states, in various organisms.
4. The Principle of Polarity
Everything in Nature is dual and polarized. Duality is a basic Universal Law. For instance, masculine and feminine principles exist within Nature as well as positive and negative electricity. The earth, the human body, plants, eggs, crystals, and so on, all have two poles: they are polarized.
5. The Law of Rhythm
Another Universal Law in Nature is rhythm or periodicity. Everything in Nature is rhythmic. For instance, there is a rhythm in the vibration of light, in the changing of the seasons, in the ebb and flow of the tides. There is also rhythm in the movements of the earth: the terrestrial axis makes fine little vibrations which form a whole circle around the poles for 25,000 years. Periodicity exists in the movements of the comets, in human life, in human history, and so on.
6. The Principle of Cause and Effect
Everything in the world has a rational cause. Sometimes we think that the cause is irrational, but there is always a rational cause behind it.
7. The Law of Unity or Relatedness
All things in Nature are similar and related to each other on the basis of unity. For instance, although the chemical elements seem very different at first, they are all based upon electrons and condensed ether. All elements are – in reality – only different combinations of the same electrons. The relationship is more obvious with things in close connection to one another, but with those further apart, the connection simply lies deeper.
peak Musala, in Rila mountain, in June
The Seven Rila Lakes