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ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

icism. the oracles of zoroaster. an invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical. the dream of scipio, by cicero. excellent for its vision and its philosophy. the golden verses of pythagoras, by fabre d'olivet. an interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this master. the divine pymander, by hermes trismegistus. invaluable as bearing on the gnostic philosophy. the secret symbols of the rosicrucians, reprint of franz hartmann. an invaluable compendium. scrutinium chymicum, by michael maier. one of the best treatises on alchemy. science and the infinite, by sidney klein. one of the best essays written in recent years. two essays of the worship of priapus, by richard payne knight. invaluable to all students. 210 the golden bough, by j. g. frazer. the text-book of folk lore. inv

of oriental magick-lore. morte d'arthur, by sir thomas mallory. valuable as a storehouse of occidental magick-lore. the works of francois rabelais. invaluable for wisdom. the kasidah, by sir richard burton. valuable as a summary of philosophy. the song celestial, by sir edwin arnold "the bagavad-gita" in verse. the light of asia, by sir edwin arnold. an account of the attainment of gotama buddha. the rosicrucians, by hargrave jennings. valuable to those who can read between the lines. the real history of the rosicrucians, by a. e. waite. a good vulgar piece of journalism on the subject. the works of arthur machen. most of these stories are of great magical interest. the writings of william o'neill (blake. invaluable to all students. the shaving of shagpat, by george meredith. an excellent


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possible) next, the lamp. this may be of silver, or silver-gilt (to represent the path of gimel) and is to be hung from the ceiling exactly above the centre of the altar. there are plenty of old church lamps which serve very well. the light is to be from a wick in a floating cork in a glass of olive oil (i hope you can get it) it is really desirable to make this as near the "ever-burning lamp of the rosicrucians" as possible; it is not a drawback that this implies frequent attention. now for the weapons! the wand. let this be simple, straight and slim! have you an almond or magic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 157 witch hazel in your garden- or do i call it park? if so, cut (with the magick knife- i would lend you mine) a bough, as nearly straight as possible, about


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portant. it symbolises the universe immediately after chaos, the confusion or clash of the infinite opposites. a is the egg of matter; w is, the bull, or energy-motion; and r is the sun, or organised and moving system of orbs. the three letters of rwa thus repeat the three ideas. the nature of rwa is this analysed, under the figure of the ten numbers and the 22 letters which together compose what the rosicrucians have diagrammatised under the name of minutum mundum. it will be noticed that every number and letter has its correspondence in ideas of every sort; so that any given object can be analysed in terms of the 32. if i see a blue star, i should regard it as a manifestation of chesed, water, the moon, salt the alchemical principle, sagittarius or what not, in respect of its blueness on


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ar war. prescott. history of the conquest of mexico. prescott. history of the conquest of peru. renan. vie de j sus. robertson, e.w. historical essays. rosebery, ld. napoleon. shakespeare. histories. society for the propagation of religious truth. transactions, vols. i- dclxvi. stevenson, r. l. a footnote to history. thornton, ethelred, rev. history of the jesuits waite, a. e. the real history of the rosicrucians. wolseley, ld. marlborough. the above works and many others of less importance were carefully consulted by the author before passing these lines for the press. their substanital accuracy is further guaranteed by the professors of history at cambridge, oxford, berlin, harvard, paris, moscow, and london. 366. shot his chandra.56 anglic, shot the moon. 388. the subtle devilish omissi


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e keeps on crying out that there is no difference between a goat and a god, in the hope of hypnotising himself (as it were) into that perception of their identity, which is his (partial and incorrect) idea of how things look from kether. 126 this man performs great magic; very strong medicine. he does really find gold on the midden and skeletons in pretty girls. in abiegnus the sacred mountain of the rosicrucians the postulant finds but a coffin in the central shrine; yet that coffin contains christian rosencreutz who is dead and is alive for evermore and hath the keys of hell and of death. ay! your tiphereth man, child of mercy and justice, looks deeper than the skin! but he seems a ridiculous object enough both to the malkuth man and to the kether man. still, he's the most interesting ma


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confusion or clash of the infinite opposites. hb:aleph is the egg of matter; hb:yod is taurus, the bull, or energy-motion; and hb:resh is the sun, or organised and moving system of orbs. the three letters of hb:resh hb:vau hb:aleph thus repeat the three ideas. the nature of hb:resh hb:vau hb:aleph is thus analysed, under the figure of the ten numbers and the 22 letters which together compose what the rosicrucians have diagrammatised under the name of minutum mundom. it will be noticed that every number and letter has its "correspondence" in ideas of every sort; so that any given object can be analysed in terms of the 32. if i see a blue star, i should regard it as a manifestation of chesed, water, the moon, salt the alchemical principle, sagittarius or what not, in respect of its blueness


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lf roxvurghe binding. privately printed "1865 "3 3"s" paracelsus. the hermetical and alchemical writings of aureopus phillippus theophrastus bombast of hohenheim, called paracelsus the great, now for the first time translated into english. edited, with elucidatory notes, a copious hermantic vocabulary and index, by a. e. waite. 2 cols. 4to "cloth" 1894 (published "2 12"s" 6"d" jennings (hargrave. the rosicrucians, their rites and mysteries. thick 8vo, 4"th and last edition, revised. half-morocco, t.e.g, n.d" 7"s" 6"d" portion of contents- ever-burning lamps- the hermetic philosophers- the hermetic brethren- mystic history of the fleur-de-lis- sacred fire- fire-theosophy of the persians- ideas of the rosicrucians as to the character of fire- monuments raised to fire-worship in all countries

d "greater" key of solomon_ only a few copies remain for sale "crown 8vo, scarlet buckram, pp. 64" less than 100 copies remain. the price will shortly be raised to one guinea net. a. a. publication in class b- book 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism &c. by


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the" walter scott publishing co. ltd. paternoster row, e.c."and through all booksellers""crown 8vo, scarlet buckram, pp. 64. this edition strictly limited to 500 copies. price 10s a. a. publication in class b. book 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism,&c. by


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tion" written by a brother of the order of the a. a. throws considerable light on the origin of the above society; and what is of still more interest to us mentions p. and his final rupture with the order of the golden dawn. it runs as follows "some years ago a number of cipher mss. were discovered and deciphered by certain students. they attracted much attention, as they purported to derive from the rosicrucians. you will readily understand that the genuineness of the claim matters no whit, such literature being judged by itself, not by its reputed sources. 240 "among the mss. was one which gave the address of a certain person in germany, who is known to us as s.d.a. those who discovered the ciphers wrote to s.d.a, and in accordance with instructions received, an order was founded which w

uctions received, an order was founded which worked in a semi-secret manner "after some time s.d.a. died: further requests for help were met with a prompt refusal from the colleagues of s.d.a. it was written by one of them that s.d.a.'s scheme had always been regarded with disapproval. but since the absolute rule of the adepts is never to interfere with the judgment of 1 "see "the real history of the rosicrucians" by a. e. waite. 2 viz, christian rosencreutz. 3 "vide" diagram of the paths and grades. any other person whomsoever- how much more, then, one of themselves, and that one most highly revered- they had refrained from active opposition. the adept who wrote this added that the order had already quite enough knowledge to enable it or its members to formulate a magical link with the ad


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the" walter scott publishing co. ltd. paternoster row, e.c "and through all booksellers "crown 8vo, scarlet buckram, pp. 64" this edition strictly limited to 500 copies. price 10s a. a. publication in class b- book 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism &c. by


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ot-change, both-change-and-not-change, and neither-change-nor-not- change were all four perceived at once; and indeed some authors have done something very like this; but, between you and me, i don't believe they knew anything about it; and as i certainly don't know anything myself, if it's all the same to you, i'd rather leave the subject alone. we really can't have another hargrave jennings on "the rosicrucians: their rites and mysteries" so there the matter must rest. i have added this section for the sake of completeness; but it is all hearsay. i am too blind to see the necessity of the section at all; i am far from convinced that the vin n anam phenomena do not represent finality; so stupendous are they that even to one who is accustomed to them it must always be difficult to imagine


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es, points to top and bottom. the center of this hexagram contains the symbol of the sun, while the points have just beyond them the symbols of the remaining six ancient planets thusly: clockwise from the top saturn, jupiter, venus, moon, mercury, mars. note that the alchemical and planetary symbols for mercury are 3 weh note: this figure is found in franz hartmann's "cosmology..secret symbols of the rosicrucians of the sixteenth and "seventeenth centuries, occult publishing co, boston, 1888, plate# 1, facing page 16. this was reprinted in facsimile by health research in 1969. the same is to be found in "secret symbols of "the rosicrucians of the 16th and 17th centuries, abdiel lodge amorc, 1967, page 34. see also m. hall "op cit. students who might be a bit confused about the origins of r


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xtant on ceremonial magic careful and complete instruction; ample illustration; beautiful production. this books is very much easier both to understand and to operate than the so-called "greater" key of solomonbook 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism &c. by


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e black magical act, you have slept with. leila["a creamy girl "good heavens, sir, i faint; call a policeman" theodorus "become acquainted with the queen of the nymphs. sister helen["nursing expert "a douche, smelling salts, eau de cologne, quinine" theodorus "from the abode of. brotherhood you are expelled["sobs, to the british museum you must go["snuffles, and read["pause 'the secret symbols of the rosicrucians" the devil "tut, tut. dear sisters, the train has stopped, we are at streatham hill- let us get out" alicia de gruys. on the loose. by george raffalovich. publishing office of the equinox, 124 victoria street, s. w. 1"s" net. the author of the man-cover is well-known to the readers of the equinox. his charm lays principally in the independence of his thought, the delicacy of his t


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lear, and concise instructions for talismanic and ceremonial magic, as well as for the practical part of occultism. besides seals, sigils, and magical diagrams, nearly 50 pantacles or talismans are given in the plates. among other authors both eliphas l vi and christian mention the "key of solomon" as a work of high authority, and the former especially refers to it repeatedly. jennings (hargrave. the rosicrucians, their rites and mysteries, fourth edition, revised, demy 8vo "with hundreds of illustrations. half morocco" 7"s" 6"d" some of the contents: critics of the rosicrucians criticized- the hermetic philosophers- fire- theosophy of the persians- drudical stones- the round towers of ireland- mystic christian figures and talismans- the rosy cross in indian, egyptian, greek, roman, and me

lf morocco" 7"s" 6"d" some of the contents: critics of the rosicrucians criticized- the hermetic philosophers- fire- theosophy of the persians- drudical stones- the round towers of ireland- mystic christian figures and talismans- the rosy cross in indian, egyptian, greek, roman, and mediaeval monuments- the great pyramid- connexion between the templars and gnosticism- astro-theosophical system of the rosicrucians- robt. fludd- the holy greale- the round table- alchemy- the outline of the kabbalah, etc, etc. the kabbalah unveiled, containing the following books of the zohar (1) the book of concealed mystery (2) the greater holy assembly (3) the lesser holy assembly, translated into english from the latin version of knorr von rosenroth, and collated with the original chaldee and hebrew text


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sanguine "any of these robes may be worn by a person of whatever grade on "appropriate occasions "crown 8vo, scarlet buckram, pp. 64" this edition strictly limited to 500 copies. a. a. publication in class b- book 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism &c. by

, is merely a psychical event. this fact cannot be banished by the well-known method of the ostrich (pp. 39, 40 "the real mystery of mysteries is the mind of man. why, with a pen or brush, one man sits down and makes a masterpiece, and yet another, with the self-same instruments and opportunities, turns out a daub or botch,is twenty times more curious than all the musings of the mystics, works of the rosicrucians, or the mechanical contrivances which seem to-day so fine, and which our children will disdain as clumsy (r. b. cumminghame graham in his preface to "the canon. 6 form here is synonymous with the hindu m y, it is also the chief power of the buddhist devil, mara, and even of that mighty devil, choronzon. this form? sense perception. what will destroy this form, and reveal to us tha


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ares or combinations of letters, placed in a certain manner, are said to possess a peculiar species of automatic intelligent vitality, apart from any of the methods given for their use; and students are recommended to make no use of these whatever unless this higher divine knowledge is approached in a frame of mind worthy of it- frank hollings, 7 great turnstile, holborn, w.c. jennings (hargrave. the rosicrucians: their rites and mysteries, thick 8vo, fourth an last edition, revised "half-morocco, t.e.g" n.d. portion of contents- ever-burning lamps; the hermetic philosophers; the hermetic brethren; mystic history of the fleur-de-lis; sacred fire; fire-theosophy of the persians; ideas of the rosicrucians as to the character of fire; monuments raised to fire- worship in all countries; druidi

ireland; cabalistic interpretations by the gnostics; mystic christian figures and talismans; the rosy cross in indian, egyptian, greek, roman and mediaeval monuments; the great pyramid; myths of the scorpion, or the snake in its many disguises; rosicrucians celestial and terrestrial; alchemy; rosicrucians in strange symbols; robert flood; indian mystic adoration of form; etc, etc. real history of the rosicrucians, founded on their own manifestoes, and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren, by arthur e. waite "illustrated" 8vo "cloth, uncut" 1887 (pub. 7"s" 6"d) 5"s" written from the historical standpoint, giving the chief documents "in extenso" together with an elaborate summary and analysis of the various views which have prevailed from time to time abou

btained of" the equinox, 3 great james st. w.c "crown 8vo, scarlet buckram, pp. 64" price 10s. net less than 100 copies remain. the price will shortly be raised to one guinea net. a. a. publication in class b= book 777 this book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the taro, so long kept secret by the rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondences of the g. d. and r. r. et a. c. it forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working. for the first time western and qabalistic symbols have been harmonized with those of hinduism, buddhism, mohammedanism, taoism, etc. b


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e apostle john, hence the clergy may extend a welcome hand to it. he quite believes it is a work of the apostle john, and defends the style; amongst these there are some doubtless who are narrow-minded, but here, and still more prominently in america, there are broad-minded clergy who will welcome the unsealing. the freemasons too in their higher grades, which have more or less reached us through the rosicrucians, have very strong allusions to the apocalypse, and may profit by it, and this refers to several systems practised throughout the world. thus the order of heredom (harodim) rosy cross, which has an unchanged ritual from 1740, at least, draws upon dionysius the areopagite, a disciple of st paul, and it has also a rhythmetical description of the new jerusalem. again, two entire degre


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ich is admirable, but is also the negation of the individual. the orthodox christian doctrines are three in number, and consist of the doctrine of eternal retribution, of universal restoration, and of conditional immortality. to these we must add the speculations of the spiritualists, with their various spheres, corresponding somewhat to the subtle worlds, seven in number, of the theosophists and the rosicrucians; and also the extreme theory of annihilation, which does not find much response from the healthy-minded. the value of all these doctrines consists in attracting attention to the eternal interest of man in the hereafter, and his many speculations as to his future and his immortality. christ died and rose again. he lives. and some people in the world today do not need to have this f


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lf is beyond my scope. it is written at large everywhere: at hamburg from 1765, when schubert founded an independent prefectory, to 1781 (when the rectified rite was established for a brief period by prince karl von hesse; at nuremberg in 1765, under the same auspices; in the grand lodge of saxony from circa 1762 to 1782; at berlin, in the mother lodge of the three globes, from 1766 to 1779, when the rosicrucians intervened; at konigsberg from 1769 to 1799 in the provincial grand lodge; in the kingdom of hanover, at the english provincial grand lodge, from 1766 to 1778; and even now the list is not exhausted. the explanation of this influence through all its period and everywhere is (i) that which lay behind the romantic thesis of ramsay, as shown by his work on the philosophical princi


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abala teaches that pride and presumption- the two chief prompters of selfishness and egotism- are the causes that emptied heaven of one third of its divine denizens- mystically, and of one third of the stars- astronomically; in other words, the two statements are- the first an allegory, and the second a fact. the former, nevertheless, as shown, is intimately connected with humanity. in their turn the rosicrucians, who were well acquainted with the secret meaning of the tradition, kept it to themselves, teaching merely that the whole of creation was due to, and the result of, that legendary "war in heaven" brought on by the rebellion of the angels* against creative law, or the demiurge. the statement is correct, but the inner meaning is to this day a mystery. to elude further explanation of


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he hands of christian mystics, ignores it altogether, though it is plainly shown in the zohar. these sectarians begin at the end, and show as the symbol of pregenetic kosmos this sign[[diagram, calling it "the union of the rose and cross" the great mystery of occult generation, from whence the name- rosicrucians (rose cross! as may be judged, however, from the most important, as the best known of the rosicrucians' symbols, there is one which has never been hitherto understood even by modern mystics. it is that of the "pelican" tearing open its breast to feed its seven little ones- the real creed of the brothers of the rosie-cross and a direct outcome from the eastern[[footnote(s* thus spencer, who, nevertheless, like schopenhauer and von hartmann, only reflects an aspect of the old esoteri

ued from previous page] rest, and may as well mean "holy" as not. it is a blind, very suggestive in connection with certain superstitions- e.g, that of the russian people who will not use the pigeon for food; not because it is "unclean" but because the "holy ghost" is credited with having appeared under the form of a dove* not the mediaeval alchemists, but the magi and fire-worshippers, from whom the rosicrucians or the philosophers per ignem, the successors of the theurgists borrowed all their ideas concerning fire, as a mystic and divine element[[vol. 1, page] 82 the secret doctrine. now, why is light called in the stanzas "cold flame? because in the order of cosmic evolution (as taught by the occultist, the energy that actuates matter after its first formation into atoms is generated on

, but even the wandering savage tribes of america, which proclaim themselves "born of fire" show more science in their creeds and truth in their superstitions, than all the speculations of modern physics and learning. the christian who says "god is a living fire" and speaks of the pentecostal "tongues of fire" and of the "burning bush" of moses, is as much a fire-worshipper as any other "heathen" the rosicrucians, among all the mystics and kabalists, were those who defined fire in the right and most correct way. procure a sixpenny lamp, keep it only supplied with oil, and you will be able to light at its flame the lamps, candles[[vol. 1, page] 122 the secret doctrine. and fires of the whole globe without diminishing that flame. if the deity, the radical one, is eternal and an infinite subs

iewed and explained allegorically, and unfolding an idea in panoramic views, one after the other. thus the puranas are written emblems. so are the mosaic and christian testaments, or the bible, and all other exoteric scriptures. as the same authority shows "all esoteric societies have made use of emblems and symbols, such as the pythagorean society, the eleusinian, the hermetic brethren of egypt, the rosicrucians, and the freemasons. many of these emblems it is not proper to divulge to the general eye, and a very minute difference may make the emblem or symbol differ widely in its meaning. the magical sigillae, being founded on certain principles of numbers, partake of this character, and although monstrous or ridiculous in the eyes of the uninstructed, convey a whole body of doctrine to t

parks on the hats of the dioscuri, on the gorgon head, the helm of pallas, and the staff of mercury; the egyptian phtha-ra; the grecian zeus cataibates (the descending) of pausanias; the pentacostal fire-tongues; the burning bush of moses; the pillar of fire of the exodus, and the "burning lamp" of abram, the eternal fire of the "bottomless pit; the delphic oracular vapours; the sidereal light of the rosicrucians; the akasa of the hindu adepts; the astral light of eliphas levi; the nerve-aura and the fluid of the magnetists; the od of the reichenbach; the psychod and ectenic force of thury; the psychic force of sergeant cox, and the atmospheric magnetism of some naturalists; galvanism; and finally, electricity- all these are but various names for many different manifestations or effects of

m pythagoras down to the eminent scientists and professors of the present century, who, if they reject "gods" believe in "spirits" shall we consider such authorities as weak-minded and foolish as any roman catholic peasant, who believes in and prays to his once human saint, or the archangel, st. michael? but is there no difference between the belief of the peasant and that of the western heirs to the rosicrucians and alchemists of the middle ages? is it the van helmonts, the khunraths, the paracelsuses and agrippas, from roger bacon down to st. germain, who were all blind enthusiasts, hysteriacs or cheats, or is it the handful of modern sceptics- the "leaders of thought- who are struck with the cecity of negation? the latter, we opine. it would be a miracle indeed, quite an abnormal fact i


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les of zoroaster. an invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical. the equinox 22 the dream of scipio, by cicero. excellent for its vision and its philosophy. the golden verses of pythagoras, by fabre d.olivet. an interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this master. the divine pymander, by hermes trismegistus. invaluable as bearing on the gnostic philosophy. the secret symbols of the rosicrucians, reprint of franz hartmann. an invaluable compendium. scrutinium chymicum by michael maier. one of the best treatises on alchemy. science and the infinite, by sidney klein. one of the best essays written in recent years. two essays on the worship of priapus, by richard payne knight. invaluable to all students. the golden bough, by j.g. frazer. the textbook of folk lore. invaluable

orte d.arthur, by sir thomas malory. valuable as a storehouse of occidental magick-lore. the works of fran ois rabelais. invaluable for wisdom. the kasidah, by sir richard burton. valuable as a storehouse of philosophy. curriculum of a.a. 25 the song celestial, by sir edwin arnold. the bhagavad- gita in verse. the light of asia, by sir edwin arnold. an account of the attainment of gautama buddha. the rosicrucians, by hargrave jennings. valuable to those who can read between the lines. the real history of the rosicrucians, by arthur edward waite. a good piece of vulgar journalism on the subject. the works of arthur machen. most of these stories are of great magical interest. the writings of william o.neill (blake. invaluable to all students. the shaving of shagpat, by george meredith. an ex

until he too has attained to mastery. here, therefore, we pause, that you may thoroughly search yourself, and consider if you are yet fitted to take an irrevocable step. for the reading of that which follows is recorded. the history lection 7. some years ago a number of cipher mss. were discovered and deciphered by certain students. they attracted much attention, as they purported to derive from the rosicrucians. you will readily understand that the genuineness of the claim matters no whit, such literature being judged by itself, not by its reputed sources. 8. among the mss. was one which gave the address of a certain person in germany, who is known to us as s.d.a. those who discovered the ciphers wrote to s.d.a, and in accordance with instructions received, an order was founded which wor


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is for his book "the practice of commenting on scenes depicted on a kind of playing cards- jochen becker `plaatjes en praatjes: emblemata, gespreksspelen, conversatie en kunstgeklets, p. 118-130. in: de zeventiende eeuw 15.1 (1999) 1615 confessio fraternitatis steffan michelspacher cabala, spiegel der kunst unnd natur. james maxwell- admirable and notable prophecies. julianus de campis defence of the rosicrucians was published. 1616 chymische hochzeit(chemical wedding of christian rosenkreutz. philosophical letters of michael sendivogius were most probably written from brussels and were addressed to a new member of the society of unknown philosophers of cabala("novo cabalae philosophorum incognuorum dignissimo sodali) in france..linked itself to "les freres d orient" created in constantino

magicae 1780 alliette (etteilla) collection sur les hautes sciences 1781 court de gebelin (antoine gebelin) le monde primatif 1783 alliette (etteilla) maniere de se recreer avec le jeu de carte nomme les tarots 1784 nearly the entire commentary on "sefer yezirah" by abraham abulafia (munich ms. 58) is in the "sefer ha peli'ah (koretz, 1784, fols. 50-56. 1785 geheime figuren the secret symbols of the rosicrucians 1785 etteilla publishes book devoted to divination by tarot. c.1788: etteilla publishes deck specifically for esoteric purposes, including divination. 1785 cagliostro founds the memphis rite, which later becomes the ancient and primitive rite of memphis-misraim. 10 february, cagliostro summoned to appear at the philalethes convention but he requests all members of the convention a


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abot found the americas for one simple reason. they knew what was there! colonising the americas and particularly north america seems to have been a long-term aim of the great work of ages or the new world order. sir francis bacon, the grand chancellor of england, was a brotherhood member of high rank at the time of elizabeth i and james i. he was a grand commander of the brotherhood order called the rosicrucians, and very much involved in the underground operations of the knights templar traditions. bacon passed on knowledge secretly in codes contained in works like the shakespearean plays, which he wrote himself. the evidence for this is very substantial and the shakespeare story is a myth. sorry stratford! bacon used the network to encourage the colonising of north america, not the leas

ose friend of the shah, was involved along with the cia's james jesus angleton, in the overthrow of the iranian leader, mohammed mossadegh, in 1953 which led to the creation of savak. the patsy they used for the assassination of bobby kennedy was an arab, sirhan sirhan. in the weeks before he killed kennedy, sirhan sirhan, joined the ancient mystical 276. and the truth shall set you free order of the rosicrucians and followed their mail order course on "how to control your mind waves. he learnt how to put himself into a trance by staring into his own eyes in a mirror. during these trances, he began to write incoherent threats of violence and assassination. he didn't remember doing this, but afterwards he recognised the handwriting as his own. sirhan apparently worshipped bobby kennedy, but


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around them are depictions of the vulva and many even have a clitoris symbol at the top of the arch. the same is depicted in windows and especially the rose windows of the gothic cathedrals. at chartres they have a window featuring the "rose of france" with "mary" in the centre. rose windows face west, the sacred direction of female deities. the red rose is symbolic of the goddess and so we have the rosicrucians with their red rose and cross symbols. they are a major strand in the illuminati web and claim a lineage to ancient egypt and back to "noah, that symbol of the reptilian bloodline. another elite network is the secret society known as the order of the rose, which includes the former canadian prime ministers brian mulroney and pierre trudeau, both satanists.8 trudeau is famous for w


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th a red cross within a circle. this is the true origin of the grail cup. itwasnt the cup that caught the blood of jesus at the crucifixion because there was nojesus or crucifixion. it was the cup that symbolised the womb and the bloodline of themost pure of the reptilian crossbreeds which is passed on most crucially through thefemale. the term rosi-crucis was also the origin, quite obviously, of the rosicrucians,an ancient secret society which has schemed and manipulated to ensure the reptilianbloodlines continue to occupy the positions of power. one of the authors who is sellingthe idea that the bloodline relates to jesus is sir laurence gardner, a sovereign and144chivalric genealogist. funny that, because he must know this is not true. sir laurenceis chancellor of the imperial and royal

this iscertainly not a man whos word is his bond.at st sulpice in paris, the village priest abbe berenger sauniere met with abbebieil, the director general of the seminary, and the latters nephew, emile hoffet.19through hoffet he was warmly welcomed into a circle of esoteric friends, including thefamous opera singer, emma calve, and claude debussy, the grand master of the prioryof sion as well as the rosicrucians. sauniere and calve began a close relationship andshe visited him at rennes-le-chateau. calve was at the heart of the occult movementsin france and one of her intimates was the marquis stanislas de gualta, a founder of themodern version of the order of the rose-croix, the rosicrucians.20 most of the grandmasters of the priory of sion have rosicrucian connections. another of calves

the flower ofv enus (v enus= semiramis) and it was the badge of her sacred prostitutes. in thev enus sexual mysteries, anything sub rosa meaning under the rose, was not to berevealed to the uninitiated.29 mother mary, when used as a symbol for the goddessenergy, was referred to as the rose, rose-bush, rose-garland or mystic rose.30 thename rose may also come from eros, the symbol for sexual love. the rosicrucians linkinto the brotherhood network, as do the jesuits. saunieres brother, alfred, was a jesuit.the guy at the museum in rennes-le-chateau told me that sauniere could have been amember of the rosicrucian order and i would have been surprised if he wasnt. thereis a cross and red rose on his grave in the churchyard. a red rose on a grave can indicatean exemplary life or that the person

ussawere the now familiar symbols, the lion paws, the grapes and the vine, and a form of thestar of david, the six pointed star, with one triangle superimposed on the other instead ofbeing interweaved as normal. exactly the same symbol was found on saunieresbookplate.33 on geliss grave, topped by a maltese/templar cross, is the word assassineand the headstone is adorned with a rose, the symbol of the rosicrucians and of prematuredeath. sauniere died following a stroke in 1917. the stroke happened on january 17th1917, which appears to be a very significant date to the babylonian brotherhood. it is thefeast day of st sulpice. it was to st sulpice church in paris that sauniere travelled with hisparchments; it was the groundplan of st sulpice which appeared in the mysteriousdocuments called le

by the germanesotericist, johann v alentin andrea, who is listed as a grand master of the priory ofsion. another highly influential voice for rosicrucian thought was robert fludd, theman who preceded andrea as grand master of the priory of sion.the bacon legacyone of the most important men of this entire era was the rosicrucian, francis bacon. hisinfluence was colossal. he was the grand master of the rosicrucians in england, amajor force in the creation of freemasonry, the father of modern science, and thepossible author of the shakespeare plays. he was also a member of a secret societycalled the order of the helmet, dedicated to the worship of the goddess of wisdom,pallas athene, who was portrayed as wearing a helmet and holding a spear.8 researchersand investigators like manly p. hall, t

laints against the v atican for selling pardons toraise money to build st peters church. luther was excommunicated, but he burned thedecree along with copies of roman church law and launched his own lutheran church.protestant christianity had begun and conflict was unleashed across europe asprotestants and catholics went to war to decide which version of the same nonsensewould prevail. funny that the rosicrucians claimed to stand for religious and politicalfreedom and yet one of their puppets, martin luther, stood for anything but. he hatedfreethinking and open minded research. in one sermon he said that his followers shouldthrow spit in the face of reason, because she was the devils whore, rotten with the itchof leprosy, and should be kept in the toilet.10 lovely. he also wrote:damned be

such aversion of science when he was an advanced initiate of the secret knowledge andknew the truth? theres something seriously not right about all this, especially whenyou consider that other fathers of modern science like isaac newton and robert boylewere also advanced initiates as grand masters of the priory of sion. here you havebacon, a leading initiate of the secret knowledge, involved, via the rosicrucians andother networks, in the dividing of the christian church, the writing of the christianbible, and the creation of modern science which challenged many of the basicfoundations of christianity. he was playing two sides against each other to create anenvironment in which another, unspoken, agenda could flourish. certainly this periodproduced the classic control system of divide and

r grail stories, was a high initiate of the secretmysteries communicating through code and hidden meaning. manly p. hall says thatbacon indicated that he was the true author in a series of codes. his esoteric number was33 and on one page in the first part of the shakespeare play, henry the fourth, thename francis appears 33 times. bacon also used watermarks in paper to transmit hissymbols, as did the rosicrucians and secret societies in general. these included the roseand the cross and bunches of grapes- the vine, the bloodlines.14 bacon also used tarot164symbolism in his codes, including the numbers 21, 56 and 78, which are related todivisions in the tarot deck.15 in a shakespearean folio of 1623, the christian name ofbacon appears 21 times on page 56.16 the term rota mundi frequently occ


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sters in the east. in reality, these lodges had very few secrets to reveal other than hand-shakes and grade signs but masonry was condemned by the church as a form of devil-worship which only added to its popularity. freemasons may have had few hidden secrets, but the myth of masonic secrecy led to more myserious (and occasionally more sinister) occult lodges being established. one such group was the rosicrucians, the brethren of the rosy cross. among them was the magician francis barrett, author of the magus, a classic on the subject of ceremonial magic, and eliphas levi, author of numerous books on the cabala. this was followed a century later by another occult order, known as the golden dawn, of which the magician aleister crowley was a member. the golden dawn, like the earlier rosicruc


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arding their own ancient superstitions and folk legends. in the midst of these changes, western occult, metaphysical, and mystical literature has circulated through the continent since the 1920s, especially in south africa, the central african states, and such west african nations as ghana and nigeria. since world war ii there has been a noticeable popular response to such ideas. as early as 1925 the rosicrucians were present in west africa, and new thought was introduced into africa in the 1930s when several american teachers toured the country and assisted in the formation of the school of practical christianity in 1937 (now known as the school of truth. today a broad range of such groups as the church of religious science, the unity school of christianity, swedenborgians, and the church

27, 1654, at stuttgart. andrae s writings have become the source of intense controversy in the centuries since his death. some came to believe that he wrote about the society as a hoax, while others just as firmly believed that he was exposing a real organization. frustrated at their inability to locate the fraternity, people responded to various occultists who came forward as representatives of the rosicrucians, a practice which has continued into the twentieth century. rosicrucian orders have been founded in every century, and beginning with the founding of the rosicrucian fraternity in the mid-nineteenth century, no fewer than ten currently existing rosicrucian groups have been founded. in 1968 an english edition of the rosicrucian works of andrae, edited by paul m. allen, made them ge

author remarks of his principal character, paracelsus says of the practice of philosophy, this art is taught by gabalis (the spiritual perception of man. these words inspired the title comte de gabalis which veils the identity of a great teacher. the comte s true identity will be widely recognized. the poet alexander pope, in his dedication to the rape of the lock, first drafted in 1711, states, the rosicrucians are a people i must bring you acquainted with. the best account i know of them is in a french book call d le comte de gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a novel, that many of the fair sex have read it for one by mistake. according to these gentlemen, the four elements are inhabited by spirits, which they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs, and salamanders. they say, any

eliefs and practices differ markedly from those dominant in the particular culture in which they are found. the term cult has, however, since the 1970s become a pejorative term used to describe unpopular religious groups. many groups labeled as cults are spiritualist, occult, and metaphysical groups. the theosophical society, the spiritualist movement, christian science, and occult groups such as the rosicrucians were among the first groups so negatively labeled. in social science, the term has been replaced by the less prejudicial terms new religion, new religious movement, or alternative religion. contemporary use of cult was nurtured for many decades by evangelical christian organizations, some organized as late as the 1930s, to oppose groups that deviated from christian orthodoxy. in t

here he studied theology at drew theological seminary and boston university (both methodist schools. after completing his course in 1893, he took a year of medicine before returning to bulgaria in 1895. deunov had already decided upon his life work as an independent spiritual teacher. he prepared himself with five years of seclusion in study and meditation. in the united states he had encountered the rosicrucians and was also conscious of the bogomil heritage in his own land. his first book, science and education, appeared in 1896. the following year he had a mystical initiation experience and assumed the spiritual name by which he would be commonly known, beinsa douno. with only two students, in 1900 he organized the white brotherhood. he also began to prepare lesson material offering a b

90. even while attending medical school, doyle had actively investigated new religions in an effort to fill the void created when he left the roman catholic church. he attended his first seance in 1880, and many of his short stories published in the 1880s reflect his interest in spiritualism and his growing acceptance of it. before the turn of the century doyle had become interested in theosophy, the rosicrucians, the hermetic order of the golden dawn, and mormonism. in 1887 doyle published a study in scarlet, which was the first of 60 sherlock holmes stories he eventually wrote. holmes proved to be his most popular fictional character. that same year he wrote two letters to the weekly spiritualist periodical light, in which he recounted his conversion to spiritualism. in these letters doy

hods were those of divination by crystal gazing and evocation of spirits, combined with practical astrology. the mid-seventeenth century also produced such individuals as robert fludd, who wrote concerning the secrets of mysticism and magnetism. fludd was a paracelsian (after sixteenthcentury swiss alchemist paracelsus) and regarded man as a microcosm of the universe. he was an ardent defender of the rosicrucians and wrote two spirited works about them, as well as his great tractatus apologeticus and many other alchemical and philosophical treatises. the part of the tractatus that deals with natural magic is one of the most definitive ever written on the subject. thomas vaughan is likewise a figure of intense interest from this period. he was a supreme expert of spiritual alchemy, and his

ations in search of sir john franklin. london: t. nelson, 1885. merkur, daniel. becoming half hidden: shamanism and initiation among the inuit. new york: garland, 1992. walker, daniel e. witchcraft and sorcery of the american native peoples. moscow: university of idaho press, 1989. esoteric society british organization founded in 1974 to present a wide range of esoteric studies, including kabala, the rosicrucians, exorcism, magic, alchemy, stonehenge, astrology, and the holy grail. the society organized meetings as well as arranged tours to such sites as stonehenge, avebury, and glastonbury. it issued a quarterly newsletter, esoterica. last known address: 40 buckingham gate, london, sw1, england. esp see extrasensory perception esp laboratory of texas not a laboratory for research in the s


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of the astronomical cross, while the letters of the sacred tetragram and various kabalistic names were prounced over it (see kabala. it was believed to be of great efficacy in terrifying phantoms if engraved upon glass, and the magicians traced it on their doorsteps to prevent evil spirits from entering and good spirits from departing. this symbol was used by many secret and occult societies, by the rosicrucians, the illuminati, down to the freemasons of modern times. modern occultists translate the meaning of the pentagram as symbolic of the human soul and its relation to god. the pentagram is placed with one point in the ascendant. that point represents the great spirit, god. a line drawn from there to the left-hand angle at the base is the descent of spirit into matter in its lowest fo

and kegan paul, 1970. redgrove, h. stanley. a mathematical theory of spirit. london: rider, 1912. waite, arthur edward. the holy kabbalah. london: williams& norgate, 1929. reprint, new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1960. westcott, w. wynn. numbers: their occult power and mystic virtues. london: theosophical publishing society, 1890. magical union of cologne a society stated in a manuscript of the rosicrucians (under the pseudonym omnis moriar) at cologne, germany, to have been founded in that city in the year 1115. in the rosenkreutzer in seiner blosse (1786) of f. g. e. weise, it was stated that the initiates wore a triangle, symbolizing power, wisdom, and love. the more exalted orders among them were called mage or wise masters, and these held the greater mysteries of the fraternity

phosis (ii) brevis manuductio ad rubinum coelestem (iii) fons chymicae veritatis. n.p, 1678; 1694. philalethes, eugenius (1622.1666) pseudonym of alchemist thomas vaughan, brother of henry vaughan, the silurist poet. eugenius philalethes has often been confused with eirenaeus philalethes (or philaletha, another alchemist. the scholar arthur e. waite made this error in his book the real history of the rosicrucians (1887. he corrected it the following year, both in his new edition of the lives of alchemystical philosophers (1888) and his edition of the magical writings of thomas vaughan (1888. philip an experimental ghost created by iris m. owen and members of the toronto society for psychical research, canada, who wanted to test the connections between living individuals and paranormal phen

accounts demonstrably ignorant of phrenological principles and inaccessible to outside information. concerning this evidence, it would seem advisable to admit the possibility of suggestion (or even telepathy, by means of which the expectation of the operator, reproducing itself in the mind of the patient, would give rise to the corresponding reactions. phrygian cap hargrave jennings, in his book the rosicrucians: their rites and mysteries (1870, argued for the common ancestry of the phrygian cap, which is the classic cap of the god mithra; the sacrificial cap; and the miter. the mithraic or phrygian cap is the origin of the priestly miter in all faiths. the phrygian cap was worn by the priest in sacrifice. when worn by a male, it had its crest, comb, or point set jutting forward; when wor

, upon examination, to be cocked. besides the bonnet rouge, the pope s miter and other miters or conical head-coverings derive their names from the terms mithradic, or mithraic, and the origin of the whole class of names is mittra, or mithra. sources: cumont, franz. the mysteries of mithra. lasalle, ill: open court publishing, 1903. reprint, new york: dover publications, 1956. jennings, hargrave. the rosicrucians: their rites and mysteries. 3rd ed. 2 vols. london: j. nimmo, 1887. vermaseren, m. j. mithras, the secret god. london: chatto& windus, 1963. wynne-tyson, esme. mithras, the fellow in the cap. london: rider, 1968. phyllorhodomancy divination by rose leaves. the ancient greeks clapped a rose leaf on the hand and judged from the resulting sound the success or failure of their desires

inferred that crowley had discovered and was writing about this secret. soon thereafter reuss visited crowley in london and begged him to conceal the secret, inviting him to enter the oto as head of a british branch. the british lodge was duly launched under the name mysteria mystica maxima. in 1916 reuss chartered a north american branch, which was organized as the ancient and mystical order of the rosicrucians (amorc, headed by h. spencer lewis. in the legal battles between the several american rosicrucian groups, the connection with the oto became a matter of great embarrassment to amorc, but while denying any connection with crowley or sex magic, it has continued to publish its charter from reuss. after world war ii reuss resided in switzerland, where he claimed to be a grand master o

be her future husband. rose leaves thrown upon a fire gave good luck. if a rose bush was pruned on st. john s eve, it would bloom again in the autumn. superstitions respecting the rose are more numerous in england than in scotland. the rose became a prominent symbol in occultism at the beginning of the modern age. it appeared on the family crest of martin luther, seemingly the ultimate source of the rosicrucians juxtaposition of the rose and cross. earlier it had been used in the symbolism of alchemy. both pagan and christian folklore cites the rose as a symbol of regeneration and love. sources: walker, barbara. the woman s encyclopedia of myths and secrets. san francisco: harper& row, 1983. wilkins, eithne. the rose-garden game. london: victor gallancz, 1969. rose, ronald k(riss) h(ume (

order was a rose placed on the center of a cross. in a rosicrucian book of the nineteenth century, there is a symbol of a red cross-marked heart in the center of an open rose, which the writer arthur e. waite believed to be a development of the monogram of martin luther, which was a cross-crowned heart rising from the center of an open rose. history of the brotherhood little was known concerning the rosicrucians before the publication of waite s work the real history of the rosicrucians in 1887 (later revised and enlarged as the brotherhood of the rosy cross, 1924. waite s writing on the rosicrucians laid the groundwork for serious study of the subject. prior to that, a great deal had been written concerning rosicrucianism by people claiming to be rosicrucians or representatives of the br


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lit big fires and danced. they also raised odd-looking cattle. they flew peculiarly shaped boats which have flown out of this region high in the air over the hills and valleys. to the waters of the pacific ocean. mostly, however, the lemurians managed to keep themselves and their activities invisible, setting up energy walls that effectively concealed them from prying eyes. the american branch of the rosicrucians, headquartered in san jose, published lewis s book. during the 1930s, it also sponsored expeditions that sought to locate the secret entrances to shasta. articles in rosicrucian di- gest discussed the mountain s mysteries. then on may 22, 1932, the los angeles times sunday magazine ran a destined-to-be-influential piece by edward lanser. lanser claimed that while taking a train tr


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ted of his (bruno's) works they sought for no others, and that he had begun a new sect in germany, and if he could get out of prison he would return there to organise it better, and that he wished that they should call themselves giordanisti (sommario, p. 61; cf. also ibid, pp. 57, 59. 312" giordano bruno in germany giordanisti" could have any connection with the unsolved mystery of the origin of the rosicrucians who are first heard of in germany in the early seventeenth century, in lutheran circles.1 early in 1588, bruno left wittenberg for prague where he stayed for about six months.2 here the emperor rudolph ii held his court and gathered under his wing astrologers and alchemists from all over europe to assist in his melancholy search for the philosopher's stone. bruno was not a practis

el, but the setting in which he places it is strangely reminiscent of that earlier debate on a pythagorean and hermetic level.2 had galileo read the cena de le ceneri 1 traiano boccalini, ragguagli di pamaso, centuria i, ragguaglio 3. quoted from the english translation by henry, earl of monmouth, advertisements from parnassus, second edition, london, 1669, p. 5. on the use of boccalini's work by the rosicrucians, see below, pp. 408-12. 2 galileo carefully repudiates pythagorean numerology in a passage on which a modern editor of his great work has commented as follows "these remarks are meant by galileo to dissociate him explicitly from 358 giordano bruno: return to italy galileo was in padua from 1592 onwards (very soon after the time that bruno was there) and he was on intimate terms wi

hermetica as one of the tools in their warfare, others like robert fludd and athanasius kircher maintained the full renaissance attitude to hermes trismegistus, completely ignoring casaubon. others again, though still in the renaissance platonist tradition to a large 402 after hermes trismegistus was dated extent, were affected by the casaubon discovery. in this chapter i shall discuss fludd and the rosicrucians and kircher as representing full survival of the renaissance attitude to hermes trismegistus in the post-casaubon era; and more and cudworth as platonists in the renaissance tradition whose attitude to the hermetica is profoundly modified by casaubon's discovery. reactionary hermetists: robert fludd it was in 1614 that casaubon's volume containing his critique of the hermetica was

reflected in fludd's memory system,2 which helps to explain it. and some of bruno's magical diagrams, particularly those in the latin poems, might possibly have been seen by fludd. fludd's mystical interpretation of the compass (pi. 16a)3 might also be examined in connection with bruno's mysterious controversy with fabrizio mordente. in his earliest works, fludd announced himself as a disciple of the rosicrucians, the mysterious sect, or secret society, or group, which seems to have originated in germany, and apparently in a lutheran milieu. the evidence as to the views of the rosicrucians is tantalisingly vague, nor is it by any means certain that they were an organised sect. the rosicrucians represent the tendency of renaissance hermetism and other occultisms to go underground in the sev

of the rosicrucians is tantalisingly vague, nor is it by any means certain that they were an organised sect. the rosicrucians represent the tendency of renaissance hermetism and other occultisms to go underground in the seventeenth century, transforming what was once an outlook associated with dominant philosophies into a preoccupation of secret societies and minority groups.4 the connection with the rosicrucians places fludd within such tendencies. his late revival of the outlook of the renaissance magus comes at a time when the renaissance magus driven by the dominant thought of the seventeenth century from the high position in which ficino and pico had placed him is going underground and turning into something like a rosicrucian. reactionary hermetists: the rosicrucians since the object

the renaissance magus comes at a time when the renaissance magus driven by the dominant thought of the seventeenth century from the high position in which ficino and pico had placed him is going underground and turning into something like a rosicrucian. reactionary hermetists: the rosicrucians since the object of a secret society is to keep itself secret, it is not easy to uncover the secrets of the rosicrucians; even the manifestoes explicitiy concerned with them are couched in veiled and mysterious language, and nothing is known of their organisa- 1 see above, p. 322. 2 fludd, utriusque cosmi. historia, i i, section i i, pp. 54 ft. see above p- 334- 3 ibid, ii, pp. 28-9. 4 as e. garin has put it, renaissance hermetism in this period descends "sul tcrreno dell'occultismo e delle confrate

have known, since bruno's books were distributed in venice.4 published at venice in 1612-13, boccalini's work promulgates the pro-french, anti-spanish, liberal line of thinking, under an extremely thin mythological 1 p. arnold, histoire des rose-croix et les origines de la franc-maconnerie, paris, 1955, pp. 166-7, thinks that the "fraternity" had no real existence. this book gives the myths about the rosicrucians in a critical spirit, together with much valuable new research about the german circles in which they originated. 2 m. mersenne, la verite des sciences, paris, 1625, pp. 566-7; cf. mersenne, correspondance, ed. waard and pintard, paris, 1932, i, pp. 154-5- 3 allgemeine und general reformation der gantzen weiten welt. beneben der fama fatemitas, dess loblichen ordens des rosencreut

ehrte und haupter europas geschrieben, cassel, 1614. the german original of this and the other rosicrucian manifestoes will be found in de manifesten der rosekruisers, ed. a. santing, amersfoort, 1930; and in chymische hochzeit christiani rosencreutz, etc, ed. f. maack, berlin, 1913 (reprints the manifestoes as well as the "chemical wedding. english translation in a. e. waite, the real history of the rosicrucians, london, 1887, pp. 36 ff; critical discussion as to authorship, etc, in arnold, op. cit, pp. 23 ff. 4 see above, p. 338. 408 after hermes trismegistus was dated disguise, a bold thing to do in view of the political situation in italy. the author was a friend of galileo, and belonged to the venice-padua liberal group. when he died rather suddenly in 1613, assassination or poison we


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reach the goal and you will become the philosopher's stone. celibacy and marriage in order to avoid misunderstanding, it should be said that this lesson was only given to the aspirant to discipleship to show him the reason why it is necessary for him to live a pure and chaste life. it does not apply to the masses who have no spiritual aspirations and are as yet unable to restrain their passions. the rosicrucians do not even advocate an entirely celibate life for their pupils; indeed they regard it as a religious duty for the enlightened mystic, man or woman, to wed a kindred spirit if such can be found, and thus furnish incoming souls a particularly advantageous opportunity for rebirth. when such a devoted couple perform the generative act in a spirit of aspiration to serve a waiting ego

of self- advancement when conditions permit them to wed; furthermore, the expenditure of the creative force at the few times in a life when it is legitimately required for propagation would not seriously interfere with the spiritual development undertaken to become the philosopher's stone, and the soul- growth gained by assuming the duties of parenthood would far outweigh any possible loss. what the rosicrucians teach then is that marriage between people who will limit their use of the creative function to the purpose of propagation is eminently good, noble and productive of great soul-growth, but that unmarried aspirant should live an absolutely celibate life if they wish to attain the highest. part viii the path of initiation in an earlier chapter we noted that the transition of the ade

ith winged feet, intent upon the business of their lord, clad in the ethereal wedding garment of the new dispensation. this change may have been accomplished through a life of simple helpfulness and prayer as practiced by devoted christians, no matter with what church they are affiliated if they follow the path of the sons of seth. others have attained by following the specific exercises given by the rosicrucians. and thus the process of the unification of the two streams is already under way. but the war between the flesh and the spirit is still raging in the breast of most people as fiercely as it was in the days when paul gave vent to his pent up feelings, and told us how the flesh was warring against the spirit within himself, and how he did the wrong things which he would not do, and


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nd receive light; then as "phree messen" or children of light they are instructed in methods of building a new temple without sound of hammer, and when the spirit realizes that it is far from its heavenly home, a prodigal, feeding upon the unsatisfactory husks of the material world, that apart from the father it is "poor, naked and blind" when it knocks at the door of a mystic temple like that of the rosicrucians and asks for light, when it receives the desired instruction after due qualification by building and ethereal soul-body, a temple or house eternal in the heavens, not made with hands, and without sound of hammer, when its nakedness is clothed with that house (see cor. 4.5) then the neophyte receives "the word" the open sesame to the inner worlds and learns to travel in foreign par


FREEMASONS SATANISM AND SYMBOLISM

hall, 33rd degree mason, k.t, in his book, initiates of the flame boldly admits freemasonry is from hell "those who follow the path of faith (or the heart) use water and are known as the sons of seth, while those who follow the path of the mind and action are the sons of cain, who was the son of samael, the spirit of fire. today, we find the latter among the alchemists, the hermetic philosophers, the rosicrucians and the freemasons [p. 20] hall places freemasonry among the circle of the damned- sons of cain, who rebelled against god; alchemists who are known sorcerers, black magicians, and worshippers of satan, and the rosicrucians who have so desecrated the precious cross of jesus christ with pentagrams and hexagrams as to make you sick. hall's major revelation was that freemasonry is the


GILBERT AE WAITE A MAGICIAN OF MANY PARTS

aphical essay' couldnothave beenwrittenmorethana267fewmonthsearlier, for as anunkindreviewer noted,'thetheosophistforjanuary1886 seems to have furnishedmostofthematerial forthebiographical part'.3nonetheless,thebookwas amodestsuccess and was followed first byasoul'scomedyandthenby waite's first full-lengthbookontheoccult, the realhistoryoftherosicrucians.thishadbeen inspired by hargravejennings's the rosicrucians,theirritesandmysteries,a worthlessbook waite had already attacked, inwalford'santiquarianmagazine,in an article andinasavage reviewofa newly issued'thirdedition'.hisownstudywas historical, objective, and generally sound,althoughoccultists resented it because'mrwaite'snewbookwill be welcomed bythatlargeclassofreaderswhoregard occultism, alchemy,78 a. e.waite-magicianofmanyparts_and

nsigned, mocking review of his own anonymous prospectus forazoth:orthestar in theeast-e-ebook he had yet to write (it was eventually published in1893).similar oddities were a regularfeatureofthebritishmail;when there was insufficient secondhand commercial and industrial news'to fill anissue,waite suppliedessaysof his own on such uncommercial topicsashypnotism, freemasonry .philosophical idealism, the rosicrucians, and astronomy (in which he maintained his early interest. in one issue herevieweda privately printed volume of badverseby a young man using the name 'austin blake: if the theft of his own pseudonym was irritating, it must alsohavebeen satisfying torealizethatasoul'scomedyhad found at least one approvingreader.butin1891bottomley fell and the hansard union collapsed, taking with it

genuinely believed that he had been the first to recover this doctrine, and he set outhisdiscoveries in tabularformin alettertolight(15september 1888. both267' the discoveries which i have made, and the convictions atwhichihave arrived, he said 'will be fully developed in aworkentitledazoth:orthestarintheeast',butin advance of its publication he trusted that those'whoare acquaintedwithmy books on the rosicrucians, and the mysteries of magic will absolve me from the charge of adopting rash and inadequate theories, and from enriching the domain of verified factswiththe fabulouscreations-ofromantic hypotheses. his conclusionswere presented under twenty-twoheadings-thoughwithout any attempt to relatethemto either the hebrew alphabet orthetarottrumps255manyofwhich were offered in support of the


GILBERT THE GOLDEN DAWN TWILIGHT OF THE MAGICIANS

odem occult belief.8thegoldendawnarthur edward waite was amemberfor abriefintervalofboththese organizations.hehad a rather condescending attitude towardsbothmathersand the golden dawn.hewas indebted more to christian mysticism and to the traditional antecedentsofboththe aforenamed groups than anything else and looked back to the past to dredge up what he could about alchemy, the qabalah, thetarot,the rosicrucians and medieval magic.hecame to write large tomes on allofthese subjects, and credit must be given to him for whatever popularity someofthem have since achieved. i know many in the fieldofalchemy alone who worship waite for his translationsofsome of the basic texts in the spagyric art.hisadvocacyofchristian mysticism attracted to him an authorityofthe statureofevelyn underhill and a

nd initiated him into the 'societyofrosa crucis'.theoriginal document, in bacstrom's hand and certified by de chazal, is lost, but a copy made by frederick hockley passed through the hands of several early membersofthe golden dawn and survives still. their belief in the antiquity of their own order was evidently fortified by bacstrom's document. in the certificateofadmission it is made clear that the rosicrucians are essentially christian and primarily concerned with alchemy. as in freemasonry, rosicrucian brethren are sworn to eschew politics utterly, but contrary to masonic practice'oursociety does not exclude a worthy woman from being initiated, this provision dating, perhaps, from1490when the rosicrucians 'did separate themselves from the free-masons. from this, and from the fact that

ings' at which a medium, often in a trance, produces messages for those present-themselves, and one, the revd w. stainton moses, was fromi&]2until his death in1892a medium himself and the principal exponent of spiritualist thought in england. others were more circumspect and, whether from natural reticence or fear of episcopal wrath, carefully avoided publicity. one such group had affinities with the rosicrucians.theguild of the holy spirit was first brought to public noticein]anuary1881in the first issue of the spiritualist journallight,a brief note referred to the guild, saying:'theproceedings of the society are quite private, but it is known that the objects pursued are the study and practice of christian mysticism. although the attainment of startling phenomena was not contemplated, ye

in somerset, where he was made a mason in1872;butby1880he had moved to london, taken up his various occult pursuits and joined the rosicrucian society.forthe next ten years he advanced steadily both in medicine and in hermeticism: in1881he became a deputy coroner, in1882secretary general of the s.r.i.a; by1892he was coroner for north-east london, and in the same year was elected supreme magus of the rosicrucians. and during that same decade he made the discovery that was to bring him a doubtful kind of immortality. in1887,according to his own story, westcott acquired and translated a strange manuscript that had been written in a cipher, to which, fortunately, he possessed the key.themanuscript contained the rough draft of a series of initiatory rituals of a quasi-masonic nature.italso con

nce of westcott and mathers, who used the exposure to publicize, as true rosicrucian orders, both the s.r.i.a.andthe golden dawn. at the end of mathers' letter dissociating the s.r.i.a. from spurious rosicru255 cian orders, he stated:'thesecretary general of the society,drwynn westcott, hon. ix, willbe pleased to givefurther informa255 tion as to the true status of any claimant to high rank among the rosicrucians: letters should be sent to the high council offices, 396, camden road, london? having given the address, he then added this pompous statement about the golden dawn itself:'thehermeticstudentsof therosicruciang.d.intheouter.thechiefs of the second order fearing that the proceedings of certain men in the northern counties of england may by exhibition of pretended powers and rosicruc

nd,some would say, credulous-followers. among these wasdredward berridge, a homoeopathic physician and support-aaion 39cr of the esoteric sexual doctrinesofthomas lake harris, which he attempted to propagate within the golden dawn (annie homiman condemned him for this as 'impure and mischievous. within theorderhe was known by his motto of'resurgam, and under this name he contributed an article on the rosicrucians to a. e. waite's joumaltheunknownworld;it contained the following remarkable claim regarding the order's private papers 'doubtless the higher chiefs take means for removing any importantmssfrom those whom they see about to become incapacitated either by illness or death. as for treachery, it is not likelythatany very important secrets would be given to a member until his fidelity


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ailablefrom thorsons publishers) torrens, r. g.,thesecretritualsofthegoldendawn.welling255 borough, aquarian press,1973(the rituals printed date from1897but torrens' owntext ishistoricallyinaccurate and, in the case of the list of members and their mottoes,whollyunreli255able.)mathers, s.l.m. and 46.47, 48, 49, 54.rtcontentspageintroduction 7part one: rosicrucianchapter1. christian rosenkreuz and the rosicrucians 13 2. data of the history of the rosicrucians 28 3. the rosicrucians, past and present, at home and abroad 40 4. in memory of robert fludd 48 5. rosicrucian thoughts on the ever-burning lamps of the ancients 54 6. man, miracle, magic, from the ancient rosicrucian dogmata 66 7. courage versus obsession 71 8. chess shatranji and chaturanga 75 part two: kabalistic 9. the kabalah 3110

pired by the mysticism and magic of a man raised to adeptship by oriental sages. time will not permit any review of theconfessio,nor of any glance at the lives and works of those philosophers who have since styled themselves fratresofr.c.,so i hasten to conclude with a short summary, and with the analogies between the origin of the order of r.c. and the theosophical society. as a critic, then, of the rosicrucians, viewed from the standpoint of thefama fraternitatis -their own manifesto tochristian rosenkreuz2s the world- it seemsthattheorder was essentially a brother255 hoodofphilosophers living in a christian country, and professing a nominal christianity of gnostic type, yet essen255 tially abandof studentsoforiental lore and eastern magical arts, professing and practising kabalah divina

atherown promulgation of faithmighteasily subside into failure and26themagical masoninsignificance, unless some great-hearted souls and enthusiastic pupils were strong enough to carry it over the period of natural decadence. i have here to ask to be allowed to say a few words of explanation. i have not come here to-nightbecausei am a theosophist;buton the contrary, i have been asked to speak upon the rosicrucians, because i have the pleasure to hold a high office intherosicrucian society of england, and so might reasonably be supposed to have studied the history of that order.butto avoid misconception, i wish to say that the society of rosicrucians in anglia is a masonic body -itis composed of freemasons who have gathered themselves together to study the old rosicrucianism and the origins

a skilful painter, g.g, andp.d.,who acted as secretary to the others. while two fratres always remained with the founder c.r, the others went about doing good, relieving the poor and sick and collecting further knowledge.thefraternity then was a society of students of religion, philosophy and medicine, whose members sought for spiritual development and practised acts of benevolence.the history of the rosicrucians 29in the fama fratemitatiswe readthatthey bound them255selvesby six rules:1.to profess nothing, buttocure the sick, and that freely.a.to wear only the usual dress of the country in which they ,were..to assemble at the domus s.s. once in every year on a certain day (the festival of c.c, or send reason for absence.4.thateach frater should select a proper person to succeedhim.s.thatt

y. about 1652 ashmole received much occult knowledge from william backhouse, a renowned rosicrucian and chemist. in 1646 ashmole, lilly, the two whartons, withdrshewitt and pearson, formed a rosicrucian lodge in london, which32themagical masonwas carried on with great privacy: see theencyclopediametropoluanaof 1845. in 1847 george soane, in hisnewcuriositiesofliterature,gives a lengthy article on the rosicrucians and freemasons. in 1652 thomas vaughan, a famous mystic, under the pseudonym of eugenius philalethes, published an english translation of thefamaandconfessio;the soc. ros. library has a copy, as has also the library of the hallamshire college; he died in 1666. associated with vaughan was sir robert moray, the first president of the royal society. in 1656 was published an english t

kreutzes,giving fifty-two rules of the rosicrucian fraternity of that period. in 1777 was established the reformed rite of the brethren of the rosy and golden cross. in 1778 the famous johann wolfgang goethe wrote the poem 'die geheimnisse, which shows rosicrucian inspiration, as does his long poemfaust.in 1781 was published by 'pianco, an expelled member who perjured himself, a false account of the rosicrucians; it was entitled'der rosenkreuzer inseinerbliisse''therosicrucian in his nakedness; the s.r.i.a. library possesses a copy. in 1785, at altona, was published the first part of thegeheimefigurender rosenkreuzer ausdem16-tenund 17-tenjahrhundert,a most valuable theosophic work with beautiful coloured emblematic plates: it contains the german text also of theaureum seculum redivivumof

that a group of rosicrucians was at work at this time,buthe had not joined it. in 1850 the very old rosicrucian lodge at frankfort-on-the255 main fell into abeyance; in this lodge the first lord lytton was received into adeptship and became imbued with the ideas he displayed in his novel ofzanoniand other works. thomas de quincey (d. 1859) published a very interesting 'inquiry into the origin of the rosicrucians and freemasons, commenting on the german essays of j.g. buhle, 1804, and c.f. nicolai, 1806. in a survey of the past, it is obvious that very few rosicru255 cians have been permitted to publish anything relating to the fraternity, or to acknowledge their membership.thename rosicrucian has suffered greatly from the preten-34themagical masonsions of men, who falsely claiming members

e made exaggerated, false and unreasonable statements regarding the powers and possessions of the fratres of the rose and cross. no true rosicrucian adept has asserted his power to make gold at will, or to possess such an elixir of life as could enable men to avoid death altogether, or indefinitely, as charlatans have asserted. poets and writers of romance have also shed a halo of unreality about the rosicrucians, as we find in the volume calledthe count de gabalis,in theundine,of la motte fouque, and pope'srapeofthe lock.the fraternity has, however, instructed its pledged mem255 bers in the doctrine of human reincarnation, has declared that the law of cause and effect acts in the spiritual, as well asinthe physical world, that man has around him unseen beings related to elemental forces


GILBERT R A THE MASONIC CAREER OF A

storical textual accuracy if anything of value was to be drawn from his chosen field. his first essay in occultism was an anthology of the writings of eliphas levi8[8, which he followed with a study of the rosicrucian manifestos, written as a corrective to the lunacies of hargrave jennings9[9. the translations from levi contained a few incidental references to masonry, but for his real history of the rosicrucians waite was obliged to consider the subject more carefully. he rejected the thesis of buhle that freemasonry was derived from rosicrucianism and set out the differences between the two brotherhoods 'originally an association for the diffusion of natural morality, it [freemasonry] is now simply a benefit society. the improvement of mankind and the encouragement of philanthropy were a

louis constant (1810-75. the standard biography is by chacornac, eliphas levi (paris, chacornac, 1926. 7[7] his first published work was an ode to astronomy (1877. he published many poems and stories in minor literary journals between 1876 and 1886 8[8] the mysteries of magic, a digest of the writings of eliphas levi, with a biographical and critical essay (redway, 1886) 9[9] jennings's book was the rosicrucians, their rites and mysteries (chatto& windus, 1879, 2nd ed. it was savaged by waite in redway's journal, walford's antiquarian and with justice; it is a hotchpotch of irrelevant and misleading data. and singularly unaffected by the crazes of the time it preaches a natural morality, and has so little interest in mysticism that it daily misinterprets and practically despises its own m

ott, wrote to waite threatening legal action if the 'rules and ordinances' were not immediately withdrawn. in his reply14[14] waite apologized and offered to omit the offending text from subsequent editions of the book. honour was thus satisfied but it is probable that waite wrote his apology solely to ensure that there should be no loss of sales to potential purchasers 10[10] the real history of the rosicrucians, founded on their own manifestos and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 1887) pp. 403-4 11[11] ibid, p. 405 12[12] the rosicrucian; a quarterly record, no. 1, july 1868, pp. 6-9. this journal was the official organ of the societas rosicruciana in anglia, a body for which the qualification for membership was that the applicant must be

manifestos and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 1887) pp. 403-4 11[11] ibid, p. 405 12[12] the rosicrucian; a quarterly record, no. 1, july 1868, pp. 6-9. this journal was the official organ of the societas rosicruciana in anglia, a body for which the qualification for membership was that the applicant must be a master mason. 13[13] real history of the rosicrucians, p. 424 14[14] published in the minutes of the high council of the s.r.i.a. for 13 october 1887, pp. 5-6 within the s.r.i.a; he would have known, as westcott certainly did,15[15] that the rosicrucian had never been copyrighted. waite returned to the subject of freemasonry in 1890 with an article in the british mail16[16, a journal that he edited for horatio bottomley. in this brie

tained in their depositions, and has placed the position of the roman catholic church in regard to the whole conspiracy in an unenviable light32[32. he had also earned the gratitude of both westcott and yarker for refuting the outrageous allegations of their involvement with satanism, and for giving a far kinder description of the s.r.i.a. than he had done nine years before in the real history of the rosicrucians33[33. yarker, especially, was impressed. in a brief review of devil- worship in france, in the freemason for 31 october 1896, he said 'mr. waite's well-written book is as -interesting as a romance, which in some sort it is, and though a non-mason, the order has fallen into good hands, and owes him some gratitude; the book is critical, scholarly and dispassionate. he repeated his p

ymbolism (1916. the forward is by fort newton, pp 6-7. appendix a appendix b appendix c appendix d the masonic career of a.e. waite the publications of a.e. waite lectures given by a.e. waite constitution of the secret college of rites back to homepage the masonic career of a.e. waite appendix b masonic writings of a. e. waite (1) books wholly or partly relating to freemasonry the real history of the rosicrucians founded on their own manifestos, and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 18 87) the occult sciences, a compendium of transcendental doctrine and experiment (kegan paul, 1891 (part 3, section 3: the freemasons) azoth, or the star in the east (theosophical publishing society, 1893 (appendix ii: the secret of freemasonry) devil-worship in


GLOBAL FREEMASONRY

and masons. this order, first heard of in the fifteenth century, created a fury of interest in alchemy, especially in europe, of which its members were said to possess secret knowledge. but the most important legacy of the rose cross order today is the naturalist philosophy, and the idea of evolution, of which it is a part. the mason declares that the roots of masonry go back to the templars and the rosicrucians, stressing the evolutionist philosophy of the latter: speculative masonry or the contemporary organization of masonry is founded on medieval construction guilds we refer to as operative masonry. but, those who brought the basic speculative elements to this foundation the first to promote the theory of evolution in modern europe were members of the masonic society known as the rosi

evolutionist philosophy of the latter: speculative masonry or the contemporary organization of masonry is founded on medieval construction guilds we refer to as operative masonry. but, those who brought the basic speculative elements to this foundation the first to promote the theory of evolution in modern europe were members of the masonic society known as the rosicrucians. above: the symbol of the rosicrucians. the theory of evolution revisited def global freemasonry deg were members of certain organizations that studied pre-historic esoteric systems and the knowledge they contained. the most important of these organizations were the templars and the rosicrucians it is unknown where and how the rosicrucian order was established. the first traces of it come from fifteenth century europe

in organizations that studied pre-historic esoteric systems and the knowledge they contained. the most important of these organizations were the templars and the rosicrucians it is unknown where and how the rosicrucian order was established. the first traces of it come from fifteenth century europe, but it is clear that the order is much older. as distinct from the templars, the basic interest of the rosicrucians was scientific. its members were widely engaged in alchemy .the most important characteristic of its members was the fact that they believed that every stage of development was a stage in the process of evolution. for this reason, they placed naturalism at the basis of their philosophies and became known the "naturalists."95 another masonic organization to have developed the idea

afa' society, explaining that it espoused a corrupt philosophy influenced by the ideas of the ancient greeks. and, in his work entitled fedaih-ul-batinniyye, he demonstrated the perversity of the teachings of the ismaili sect, to which the ikhwan as-safa' belonged. enlightenment and the advent of the myth of evolution the materialist and evolutionist ideas adopted by masonic organizations such as the rosicrucians or the ikhwan as-safa, expressed secretly, but most often symbolically, became more open as the catholic church's social power weakened in europe. as a result, these pagan teachings, which had gone underground for about 1,000 years because of the politi- dej the theory of evolution revisited revolution: france was turned into a sea of blood. cal and intellectual dominance of chris


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storical textual accuracy if anything of value was to be drawn from his chosen field. his first essay in occultism was an anthology of the writings of eliphas levi8[8, which he followed with a study of the rosicrucian manifestos, written as a corrective to the lunacies of hargrave jennings9[9. the translations from levi contained a few incidental references to masonry, but for his real history of the rosicrucians waite was obliged to consider the subject more carefully. he rejected the thesis of buhle that freemasonry was derived from rosicrucianism and set out the differences between the two brotherhoods 'originally an association for the diffusion of natural morality, it [freemasonry] is now simply a benefit society. the improvement of mankind and the encouragement of philanthropy were a

louis constant (1810-75. the standard biography is by chacornac, eliphas levi (paris, chacornac, 1926. 7[7] his first published work was an ode to astronomy (1877. he published many poems and stories in minor literary journals between 1876 and 1886 8[8] the mysteries of magic, a digest of the writings of eliphas levi, with a biographical and critical essay (redway, 1886) 9[9] jennings's book was the rosicrucians, their rites and mysteries (chatto& windus, 1879, 2nd ed. it was savaged by waite in redway's journal, walford's antiquarian and with justice; it is a hotchpotch of irrelevant and misleading data. and singularly unaffected by the crazes of the time it preaches a natural morality, and has so little interest in mysticism that it daily misinterprets and practically despises its own m

ott, wrote to waite threatening legal action if the 'rules and ordinances' were not immediately withdrawn. in his reply14[14] waite apologized and offered to omit the offending text from subsequent editions of the book. honour was thus satisfied but it is probable that waite wrote his apology solely to ensure that there should be no loss of sales to potential purchasers 10[10] the real history of the rosicrucians, founded on their own manifestos and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 1887) pp. 403-4 11[11] ibid, p. 405 12[12] the rosicrucian; a quarterly record, no. 1, july 1868, pp. 6-9. this journal was the official organ of the societas rosicruciana in anglia, a body for which the qualification for membership was that the applicant must be

manifestos and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 1887) pp. 403-4 11[11] ibid, p. 405 12[12] the rosicrucian; a quarterly record, no. 1, july 1868, pp. 6-9. this journal was the official organ of the societas rosicruciana in anglia, a body for which the qualification for membership was that the applicant must be a master mason. 13[13] real history of the rosicrucians, p. 424 14[14] published in the minutes of the high council of the s.r.i.a. for 13 october 1887, pp. 5-6 within the s.r.i.a; he would have known, as westcott certainly did,15[15] that the rosicrucian had never been copyrighted. waite returned to the subject of freemasonry in 1890 with an article in the british mail16[16, a journal that he edited for horatio bottomley. in this brie

tained in their depositions, and has placed the position of the roman catholic church in regard to the whole conspiracy in an unenviable light32[32. he had also earned the gratitude of both westcott and yarker for refuting the outrageous allegations of their involvement with satanism, and for giving a far kinder description of the s.r.i.a. than he had done nine years before in the real history of the rosicrucians33[33. yarker, especially, was impressed. in a brief review of devil- worship in france, in the freemason for 31 october 1896, he said 'mr. waite's well-written book is as -interesting as a romance, which in some sort it is, and though a non-mason, the order has fallen into good hands, and owes him some gratitude; the book is critical, scholarly and dispassionate. he repeated his p

ymbolism (1916. the forward is by fort newton, pp 6-7. appendix a appendix b appendix c appendix d the masonic career of a.e. waite the publications of a.e. waite lectures given by a.e. waite constitution of the secret college of rites back to homepage the masonic career of a.e. waite appendix b masonic writings of a. e. waite (1) books wholly or partly relating to freemasonry the real history of the rosicrucians founded on their own manifestos, and on facts and documents collected from the writings of initiated brethren (redway, 18 87) the occult sciences, a compendium of transcendental doctrine and experiment (kegan paul, 1891 (part 3, section 3: the freemasons) azoth, or the star in the east (theosophical publishing society, 1893 (appendix ii: the secret of freemasonry) devil-worship in


GNOSTIC HANDBOOK

d egyptian kingdoms and was passed down, at first in oral form (cf.kabbalah" passed by mouth) through esoteric brotherhoods. in the west this knowledge was passed onto the initiate (jesus) in the essene sect, after his death his followers passed on the secret teachings. this new order centred around ormus (46 a.d) and continued through the knights templars, the eleutherians, the church of carmel, the rosicrucians and onwards. in modern times the lineage continued in a variety of forms, the more ritually oriented line was continued in such organisations as the hermetic order of the golden dawn, the early theosophical movements, the astrum argentinum, the ordeo templi orientis and the fraternity of saturn (germany. however, these organisations got bogged down in the technology of the spiritu


GNOSTIC STUDIES THE GNOSTIC HANDBOOK II GNOSTIC THEURGY

n is the coming of light. from the perspective of the chakra s this day is the time when the great light of gnosis purifies and transcends the base chakra and transmutes its desires and drives into the something of a higher nature. the centre is red as it is the colour of passion and of sacrifice, it symbolises the struggle and pain requirement to overcome the lower instincts. the central icon of the rosicrucians epitomises this with its image of a blood red rose on a cross of suffering. the first state is when man begins to known that the good and true are something higher. arcana celestia, emanuel swedenborg (ac 20. the second day this is when we divide the things of the dialectic from those of the static (the firmament from that which is below the firmament) from the chakric perspective

nosis. it primary focus was the transmutation of man into god, the techniques for which were transmitted under the guise of chemical transformation. the texts of the alchemists were coded to avoid the inquisition and hence sustained the secret tradition through the veil of symbolism. some of the major alchemical figures include trithemius (1642-1516, paracelsus (1493-1541) and agrippa (1486-1535. the rosicrucians and knight templars both the knight templars and the rosicrucians are orders steeped in mystery. the knight templars were, at first, considered to be simply an order for the protection of the roads along which pilgrims travelled to the holy land. however, as they become better known, rumours began to circulate about their esoteric knowledge and occult practises and this resulted i

drogynous pan like figure within their secret shrines. their origins can probably be traced to 1188 ce when the order of sion split into two opposed factions, of which the knight templar was the major. as time progressed and their influence spread, the knight templars absorbed esoteric teachings from arabic alchemy and sufi mysticism- they form an important link in the transmission of the gnosis. the rosicrucians are thought to also have originated about the same time as the the knight templars. while their teachings are similar, the rosicrucians had a much stronger mystical emphasis. the name rosicrucian is from the image of the rosy cross, a single red rose superimposed on a crucifix. this icon had a wide spectrum of interpretations, but the primary emphasis was on the pain and suffering

of this order including dr.randolph (1825-1875, a famous occult author and master of the societas rosicruciana in london, franz hartmann (1838-1912, theodor reuss (founder of the ordei templi orientis) and eliphas levi (1810-1875, whose works helped trigger the french occult revival. in more recent time a plethora of authors have claimed membership of the order. it seems likely that in the 1990 s the rosicrucians are a spiritual rather than physical brotherhood. x gnostic theurgy page 209 introduction it seems such a long time between the revelation of jesus and 1844, but in some sense things had not changed that much. light was still battling against darkness, and the gnostic message was still being twisted and manipulated by the dominions of the demiurge. while the names of the enemies m


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under and first grand matre in u.s.a (see biographical reference on page 123 [11] master kut-hu-mi, the illustrious d. g. m. of tibet (bod-yul) beloved hierophant of the r.c [12] robert fludd robert fludd (1574-1637. english physician, mystic philosopher, and rosicrucian apologist. fludd wrote the brief apology for the fraternity of the rosy cross and other treatises wherein he zealously defended the rosicrucians of his time [13] isaac newton sir isaac newton (1642-1727).english natural philosopher and rosicrucian. newton, a genius in the worlds of physics and mathematics, put forth concepts which had a revolutionary impact on science [14] jacob boehme jacob boehme (1575-1624).german mystical philosopher and rosicrucian. boehme was the author of aurora, a book which inspired ecclesiastical

should never be supplanted by any form of pledge. even in courts of law, and elsewhere, when one is called upon to pledge to an oath or statement, by placing the hands upon the holy bible, or by raising the hand, the sign of the cross may be used in preference. in many instances, when taking an oath, one is privileged to use whatever form is the most sacred to the maker of the oath; this permits the rosicrucians to vow their allegiance to an obligation or swear to any [40] statement, in court or out of it, by making the sign of the cross in preference to any other form. however, this deviation is not recommended. salutations the following salutations shall be used by all members, under the circumstances indicated: entering the lodge. whenever a degree initiation is being held in a lodge o

s complications in personal affairs, the members find more need for the first six benefits than for the seventh. in many lands where the members have been students for twenty or more years, and where they have long since completed the regular courses of study included in the seventh benefit, they retain active membership in the fraternity solely because of the other six benefits. the great aim of the rosicrucians has ever been to assist all mankind in evolving to the highest degree of earthly perfection, and to render aid to every living being "to the glory of god and the benefit of mankind" this is covered in point number two in the above list. but, to do this, the organization includes the very complete courses of study. therefore, our members will see that the payment of their monthly d

includes the very complete courses of study. therefore, our members will see that the payment of their monthly dues is not for the purpose of supporting the course of study or the monographs, but for the entire list of benefits, and many others which are of such a personal nature and so diverse that they could not be listed here without consuming many pages. the real benefits of association with the rosicrucians have always been the outstanding lights which have brought thousands to the portals of each branch of the order yearly, humbly seeking permission to make the acquaintance of those who would invite them to unite with the order. the course of study may be set aside at times through changes in one's daily routine of living, or through temporary changes in environment, and for other r

m.o.r.c. will not accept into membership those who wish to enjoy its benefits but do not want to pursue its course of study and become trained to assist in the general advancement of mankind. hundreds of inquiries are received each year from men and women who believe they have sufficient knowledge of the esoteric and mystical sciences and who want, therefore, only the benefits of association with the rosicrucians. regardless of the fact that these persons offer to pay their yearly dues in advance or make other financial inducements, they are never invited to join the a.m.o.r.c. and cannot become members. the work of grand lodge sanctum membership is unique. it consists of the most complete course of home-study of metaphysics and mysticism ever offered, in addition to the other benefits of

with politics, controversies in religion or church, and deals with no immoral or questionable subjects, or practices, and is therefore unlikely to be entangled in any unpleasant notoriety. it has received the endorsement of the highest types of characters in all ages, and is known as an organization working for the highest forms of personal culture, good citizenship, and universal peace. ques. do the rosicrucians have any "coming world master" as have other mystical schools? ans. no. the rosicrucians know better than this. they know that the next great master to come to each being will be the master within, and not some foreign person of one tongue, affiliated with one school, and limiting his redemption to those who are within a certain fold. and, the rosicrucians have never solicited fun

n, and not some foreign person of one tongue, affiliated with one school, and limiting his redemption to those who are within a certain fold. and, the rosicrucians have never solicited funds for the support of propaganda for any such masters, or the organizing of colonies or utopian places where anticipated masters or new races might be born or created. ques. what are the religious convictions of the rosicrucians? a ns. the religious convictions of the rosicrucians are as diversified as the races and types of persons in the organization. since it is a universal and international movement with members living in all lands, and of every creed and tongue, its religious attitude is strictly nonsectarian. there are members in the organization who are priests, clergymen, rabbis, and directors and

, ideals, and purposes which made the rosicrucian frater [61] nity so efficient in its world activities during the past centuries are maintained by the present organization. a sacred heritage has been given to the order in the western world, and it will pass this heritage on to the future generations. any member of the rosicrucian order may procure a copy of the booklet entitled, who and what are the rosicrucians, which sets forth definite answers relative to the nature, purposes, and activities of the organization.which the member may use for his own information and also to furnish information to inquirers. this may be purchased from the rosicrucian supply bureau. readers of the rosicrucian manual who are not members of the rosicrucian order and have not read the mastery of life, explaini


HAMIL THE ROSICRUCIAN SEER

tablish what it was in freemasonry that appealed to hockley.toa man of his sensibility the basic principlesofcraft masonry, brotherly love, relief and truth, and the practice of ceremonies which attempt to instil in a candidate a 'system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols, would have had an attraction.toa certain extent the craft ritual is a means towards the same end that the rosicrucians were seeking: the perfection of man in the physical world and the preparation for and contemplation of the eternal world which will open to allmankindat the close of their physical existence. it may also have been a part of his publicpersona,the successful and respectable professional man en255 joying membership of an eminently respectable society. this would not, however, explain

e. i called them only with intense desire, and they left me when they pleased. i knew of noexorcism-thosethat i believed to be good then i know now to be different. i went away from the convent and left the country with my book but half completed, and that i treasured more than my life, and, my spirit companions still attending me, i travelled to rome. i was introduced by them into the society of the rosicrucians, some of whom i cannot believe even now were human.ifthey were they had attained powers that man ought not to possess, for they did things that, callous as i was, and so well acquainted with sights earthly and ghostly, made me tremble with fear, and to believe that they. had the working of the universe. at that place my book was completed. i sought the same powers that they posses


HELENA BLAVATSKY THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY

but only in the sense of an "unveiling" of old, very old, truths to minds hitherto ignorant of them, ignorant even of the existence and preservation of any such archaic knowledge. it has become "fashionable" especially of late, to deride the notion that there ever was, in the mysteries of great and civilized peoples, such as the egyptians, greeks, or romans, anything but priestly imposture. even the rosicrucians were no better than half lunatics, half knaves. numerous books have been written on them; and tyros, who had hardly heard the name a few years before, sallied out as profound critics and gnostics on the subject of alchemy, the fire-philosophers, and mysticism in general. yet a long series of the hierophants of egypt, india, chaldea, and arabia are known, along with the greatest ph

ence, instead of rushing into notoriety and publishing all we knew and heard, such desecration would never have occurred. behold, only fourteen years ago, before the theosophical society was founded, all the talk was of "spirits" they were everywhere, in everyone's mouth; and no one by any chance even dreamt of talking about living "adepts "mahatmas" or "masters" one hardly heard even the name of the rosicrucians, while the existence of such a thing as "occultism" was suspected even but by very few. now all that is changed. we theosophists were, unfortunately, the first to talk of these things, to make the fact of the existence in the east of "adepts" and "masters" and occult knowledge known; and now the name has become common property. it is on us, now, that the karma, the consequences of

illusive shadows, of the real unseen presence. eurasians an abbreviation of "european-asians" the mixed colored races; the children of the white fathers, and the dark mothers of india, and vice versa. ferho (gnostic. the highest and greatest creative power with the nazarene gnostics (codex nazaraeus. fire-philosophers the name given to the hermetists and alchemists of the middle ages, and also to the rosicrucians. the latter, the successors of page 152 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt theurgists, regarded fire as the symbol of deity. it was the source, not only of material atoms, but the container of the spiritual and psychic forces energizing them. broadly analyzed, fire is a triple principle; esoterically, a septenary, as are all the rest of the elements. as man is composed of spir

y is not that which has observed the genesis of new, nor the completion of old, methods of thought -to which mr. bonwick adds, that: if the ancients knew but little of our mode of investigation into the secrets of nature, we know still less of their mode of research. magic, black (see above. sorcery, abuse of powers. magic, ceremonial magic, according to cabalistic rites worked out, as alleged by the rosicrucians and other mystics, by invoking powers higher spiritually than man, and commanding elementals who are far lower than page 159 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt himself on the scale of being. magic, white or "beneficent magic" so called, is divine magic, devoid of selfishness, love of power, of ambition or material gain, and bent only on doing good to the world in general and o

r eleven years. he was also the preceptor of melancthon, and was greatly persecuted by the clergy for his glorification of the hebrew cabala, though at the same time called the "father of the reformation" he died in 1522, in great poverty, the common fate of all who in those days went against the dead-letter of the church. sacred science the epithet given to the occult sciences in general, and by the rosicrucians to the cabala, and especially to the hermetic philosophy. samadhi the name in india for spiritual ecstasy. it is a state of complete trance, induced by means of mystic concentration. samkhara one of the five buddhist skandhas or attributes (see skandhas "tendencies of mind" samma -sambuddha the sudden remembrance of all one's past incarnations, a phenomenon of memory obtained thro


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tal order of sikh .and t?e sat b hal, gra d representative of the primitive and ongmal rite of phremasonry m bengal, madras and burmah. representative of the antient. and primitive rite of phremasonry in all parts of the wo ld w ere bodies.of that rite do not exist, and grand master of light m. the .indlan empire. honorary ixo of the dominion college of rosicrucians of canada and supreme magus of the rosicrucians of india (the document is in the library of the united grand lodge of england) 3 i have not seen the original french edition of aul christ.ian (i.e, j.-b. pitois, histoire de la m gie (1870 !he enghsh tr nslation by j. kirkup and julian shand, edited and revls d.by ross n,ichols 1952, does not mention cagliostro's tarot predictions. the. occult tarot theory was first developed by


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t reckoning arrives, and the li^t shines ui darkness, what will tfaey have to offer in the place of the departed, expired religion? what will they answer, these pretended monotheists, these worshipers and jwrado-servants of the one living grod, to their creator? how will they account for this long persecution of those who were the true followers of the grand megahstor, the supreme great master of the rosicrucians, the rirst of masons "for he is the builder and architect of the temple (rf the universe; he is the verbum sapienii "every one knows" wrote the great manichaean of the third cen- tury, faustus "that the evai^eb were written neither hy jesus christ, 64 "hie altogether mystic ccdoring (rf chrisuajiity harmotuzed with the eweme rule* of life mtd opinion, and it it not improbable that


JENNINGS HARGRAVE ROSICRUCIANS RITES MYSTERIES

o this activity, and to the fact that he has found or made time to write or edit some seven-and-twenty different works, i have, without asking his permission, much pleasure in penning the above. london, january 1st, 1870. preface to the present edition he authors of this important book such must obviously be the fact of any work speaking with authority in regard of that extraordinary brotherhood, the rosicrucians feel assured that it will only be necessary to penetrate but to the extent of two or three pages therein, to secure vivid curiousity and attention. the producers particularly in the instance of this muchenlarged present edition are particularly desirous that no one shall identify them with, or consider them as maintaining personally, the strangely abstruse, and, in some instances

in any age any supposed (or suspected, member in the flesh. it is sufficient honour to offer as the medium only, or the intermediaries to the reading world of this illustrious membership; whose renown has filled, and whose mystical doctrines (assumed or supposed, have puzzled the ages; in the intenser degree, still, in the present time; as the inquisitive reception of the authors first edition of the rosicrucians abundantly proved. dr. ginsburg says of the cabala, or kabbalah (regarding the mysteries of which the rosicrucians claimed to be the only true exponents, that it is a system of religious philosophy, or more properly of theosophy, which has not only exercised, for hundreds of years, an extraordinary influence on the mental development of so shrewd a people as the jews, but has capt

offered especially when encountered by foreigners and americans. preface to the first edition his book, which now leaves our hands, concentrates in a small compass the results of very considerable labour, and the diligent study of very many books in languages living and dead. it purports to be a history (for the first time treated seriously in english) of the famous order of the rose-cross, or of the rosicrucians. no student of the occult philosophy need, however, fear that we shall not most carefully keep guard standing sentry (so to speak) not only over this, which is, by far, the pre-eminent, but also over those other recondite systems which are connected with the illustrious rosicrucians. an accomplished author of our own period has remarked that, he who deals in the secrets of magic

s of the hermetic brethren, he has put forward their ideas with as much of their original force as he was able; and, in some parts of this book, he believes he has urged them with such apparent warmth, that they will very likely seem to have preface xi been his own most urgent convictions. as far as he can succeed in being so considered, the author wishes to be regarded simply as the historian of the rosicrucians, or as an essayist on their strange, mysterious beliefs. whether he will succeed in engaging the attention of modern readers to a consideration of this time-honoured philsophy remains to be seen; but this he is assured of, that the admiration of all students and reflective minds will be excited by the unrivalled powers of thinking of the rosicrucians. the application, proper or ot

e first. our final remarks shall be those of a very famous brother of the r.c, writing under the date of 1653: i will now close up, saith he, with the doxology of a most excellent, renowned philocryphus: soli deo laus et potentia! amen in mercurio, qui pedibus licet carens decurrit aqua, et metallice universaliter operatur. london, january 20th, 1870. contents. chapter the first. page. critics of the rosicrucians criticised. 1 chapter the second. singular adventure in staffordshire. 5 chapter the third. insufficientcy of worldy objects. 13 chapter the fourth. the hermetic philosophers. 19 chapter the fifth. an historical adventure. 27 chapter the sixth. the hermetic brethren. 32 chapter the seventh. mythic history of the fleur-de-lis. 58 chapter the eighth. sacred fire. 54 chapter the nint

ure in staffordshire. 5 chapter the third. insufficientcy of worldy objects. 13 chapter the fourth. the hermetic philosophers. 19 chapter the fifth. an historical adventure. 27 chapter the sixth. the hermetic brethren. 32 chapter the seventh. mythic history of the fleur-de-lis. 58 chapter the eighth. sacred fire. 54 chapter the ninth. fire-theosophy of the persians. 65 chapter the tenth. ideas of the rosicrucians as to the character of fire. 74 xiv contents chapter the eleventh. page. monuments raised to fire-worship in all countries. 85 chapter the twelfth. druidical stones and their worship. 100 chapter the thirteenth. inquiry as to the possibility of miracle. 114 chapter the fourteenth. can evidence be depended upon? examination of hume s reasoing. 120 chapter the fifteenth. footsteps o

e rosicrucians as to the character of fire. 74 xiv contents chapter the eleventh. page. monuments raised to fire-worship in all countries. 85 chapter the twelfth. druidical stones and their worship. 100 chapter the thirteenth. inquiry as to the possibility of miracle. 114 chapter the fourteenth. can evidence be depended upon? examination of hume s reasoing. 120 chapter the fifteenth. footsteps of the rosicrucians amidst architectural obejcts. 130 chapter the sixteenth. the round towers of ireland. 137 chapter the seventeenth. prismatic investiture of the microcosm. 142 chapter the eighteenth. cabalistic interpretations by the gnostics. 147 chapter the nineteenth. mystic christian figures and talismans. 157 chapter the twentieth. the rosy cross in indian, egyptian, greek, roman, and medi va

r the nineteenth. mystic christian figures and talismans. 157 chapter the twentieth. the rosy cross in indian, egyptian, greek, roman, and medi val monuments. 165 chapter the twenty-first. myth of the scorpion, or the snake, in its many disguises. 173 chapter the twenty-second. ominous character of the colour white to english royalty. 177 contents xv chapter the twenty-third. page. the beliefs of the rosicrucians meaning of lights and of commemorative flambeaux in all worsihp. 186 chapter the twenty-fourth. the great pyramid. 199 chapter the twenty-fifth. history of the tower or steeple. 206 chapter the twenty-sixth. presence of the rosicrucians in heathen and christian architecture. 228 chapter the twenty-seventh. the rosicrucians amidst ancient mysteries and in the orders of knighthood


LEADBEATER C W THE HIDDEN LIFE IN FREEMASONRY 2E

that there is a gap in his list of incarnations, as to which at present we know nothing. we find him reborn in the year 1211, and in that life he was roger bacon, a franciscan friar, who was a reformer both of the theology and the science of his day. in 1375 came his birth as christian rosenkreutz. that also was an incarnation of considerable importance, for in it he founded the secret society of the rosicrucians. he seems some fifty years later, or a little more than that, to have used the body of hunyadi janos, an eminent hungarian soldier and leader. also we are told that about 1500 he had a life as the monk robertus, somewhere in middle europe. we know practically nothing about that, as to what he did or in what way he distinguished himself. 30. after that comes one of the greatest of

ye are stones of a temple, which were prepared beforehand for a building of god the father, being raised to the heights by the working-tool of jesus christ, which is the cross, and using for a rope the holy spirit, your faith being a windlass, and love the way leading up to god. 286. sometimes the rose is impressed upon that equal-armed cross, and then we have the rose croix, the great emblem of the rosicrucians, which figures largely in the eighteenth degree. the maltese cross is another form of it, with the arms widening or spreading out, conveying the idea that the force that is pouring out is constantly increasing. again, we find it with flames shooting out from the ends of the cross; and when it is in active revolution, with the flames trailing at right angles to the arms of the cros


LEADBEATER CW GLIMPSES OF MASONIC HISTORY

d scotland. the ancients. the holy royal arch. the united grand lodge. craft masonry in other countries chapter x other lines of masonic tradition the stream of secret societies. the knights templars. the suppression of the templars. the preservation of the templars tradition. the royal order of scotland. the brothers of the rosy cross. the literature of rosicrucianism. the traditional history of the rosicrucians. the history of the order. chapter xi the scottish rite origin of the rite. the jacobite movement. the oration of ramsay. the chapter of clermont. the council of emperors. stephen morin. frederick the great. the charleston transformation. the spread of the scottish rite. chapter xii the co-masonic order the restoration of an ancient landmark. the succession of co-masonry. the co-m

that book i extract the following list of mystical societies, interspersed with a few names of individual mystics: 653. in the third century we find manes, the widow s son, the link for all of those who believe in the great work done by the sons of the widow and the magian brotherhood. 654. in the fourth century the central figure for all occult students is the great iamblichus, the forerunner of the rosicrucians. 655. from the third to the ninth century the following organizations and sects appear; manichaeans; euchites; dionysian artificers; ophites; nestorians; eutychians, and the magistri comacini, of whom we may read in llorente s history of the inquisition, and in professor herzario s i maestri comacini. this author says: in this darkness which extended over all italy, only one small

rteenth century: the hesychasts, the precursors of the quietists; the friends of god; german mysticism, led by nicholas of basle; johann tauler; christian rosenkreutz; the great templar persecution; the fraticelli. 661. fifteenth century: the fratres lucis at florence, also the platonic academy; the alchemical society; society of the trowel; the templars; the bohemian brothers, or unitas fratrum; the rosicrucians. 662. sixteenth century: the rosicrucians became widely known; the order of christ, derived from the templars; cornelius agrippa of nettesheim, in connection with a secret association; saint teresa; s. john of the cross; philippe paracelsus; the fire philosophers; militia crucifera evangelica, under simon studion; the mysteries of the hermetic masters. 663. seventeenth century: th

re philosophers; militia crucifera evangelica, under simon studion; the mysteries of the hermetic masters. 663. seventeenth century: the rosicrucians; the templars; the asiatische bruder; academia di secreti, at the home of john baptista porta; the quietists, founded by michael de molinos; and the whole group of spanish mystics. 664. eighteenth century: the fratres lucis, or the knights of light; the rosicrucians; the knights and brothers initiate of st. john the evangelist from asia, or the asiatische bruder; the martinists; the theosophical society, founded in london, 1767, by benedicte chastanier, a mystic mason; the quietists; the knights templars; some masonic bodies. 665. the various sects and bodies here detailed should not be understood as belonging exclusively to the century under

e: a universal reformation of the whole wide world, by order of the god apollo, is published by the seven sages of greece, and some other litterati. some have thought this latter to be a rosicrucian pamphlet, but in reality it is a translation from the ragguagli di parnasso of boccalini, and probably, as michael maier held, had no connection with the order at all(*a. e. waite. the real history of the rosicrucians, p. 35) 697. the fama fraternitatis contains a description of the traditional life of christian rosenkreutz (b. a.d. 1378, the founding of the order of the rosy cross, and his death and burial. this is followed by a highly symbolical account of the discovery of the tomb of c: r: c: by brn. of the third order and row of succession; and finally the resolution of the head of the orde

thorship of these pamphlets has always been a matter of speculation. they have all been attributed to johann valentine andreas, a cultured and travelled german scholar of the seventeenth century, who was much interested in secret societies, and was a follower of the doctrines of paracelsus. the arguments for and against his authorship are very ably given by bro. a. e. waite in his real history of the rosicrucians, and in his recent work, the brotherhood of the rosy cross, in which, however he may mistake, in our opinion, as to the real purpose and aims of the original order (the existence of which he denies) he has nevertheless brought together a mass of valuable facts which throw a good deal of light upon the whole question. andreas acknowledges the chymical marriage, although he calls it

ng as a critic, he advises all persons to join the order, because there is much to be learned and much wisdom to be gained by so doing(*the real history ofthe rosicrucians, p. 252- 706. on the rosicrucian side we may note the echo of the godilluminated brotherhood of the venerable order r.c, published in 1615, and supposed to have been written by julius sperber of anholt, in which he asserts that the rosicrucians possessed deep wisdom, although only a few had been accounted worthy to partake of it. the echo claimed to embody absolute proof that the statements of fama and confessio were possible and true, that the facts had been commonly familiar to certain god-fearing people for more than nineteen years, and that they were on record in secret writings(*the brotherhood of the rosy cross, p

o certain god-fearing people for more than nineteen years, and that they were on record in secret writings(*the brotherhood of the rosy cross, p. 254) another pamphlet published in 1617, the fraternitatis rosatae crucis confessio recepta, declares that it requires much study and careful research, as well as personal sacrifice, to become the possessor of transcendental secrets(*the real history of the rosicrucians, p. 256) 707. but the literature of the rosy cross was by no means confined to pamphlets. a system of philosophy was put before europe through their mediation, a philosophy which bears a striking resemblance to that of the theurgic neoplatonism of the third and fourth centuries of our era. many great names are associated with the order; among them was michael maier, who died in 16


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cal, from true philosophy turns to nigromancy, which is wholly to be charged uppon its followers who, abusing or not being capable of that high and mystical knowledge do immediately hearken to the temptations of sathan, and are misled by him into the study of the black art. hence it is that magic lies under disgrace and they who seek after it are vulgarly esteemed sorcerers. and the fraternity of the rosicrucians thought it not fit to style themselves magicians, but philosophers. thay are not ignorant empirics1 but learned and experienced physicians whose remedies are not only lawful but divine [100r] lemegeton clavicula salomonis: rex: the little key of salomon the king which containeth all the names, orders and offices of all the spirits that ever he hadd any converse with, with the seal


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until he too has attained to mastery. here, therefore, we pause, that you may thoroughly search yourself, and consider if you are yet fitted to take an irrevocable step. for the reading of that which follows is recorded. the history lection 7. some years ago a number of cipher mss. were discovered and deciphered by certain students. they attracted much attention, as they purported to derive from the rosicrucians. you will readily understand that the genuineness of the claim matters no whit, such literature being judged by itself, not by its reputed sources. 8. among the mss. was one which gave the address of a certain person in germany, who is known to us as s.d.a. those who discovered the ciphers wrote to s.d.a, and in accordance with the instructions received, an order was founded which


LIBER CXLVIII SOLDIER AND THE HUNCHBACK

ying out that there is no difference between a goat and a god, in the hope of 12 liber cxlviii hypnotising himself (as it were) into that perception of their identity, which is his (partial and incorrect) idea of how things look from kether. this man performs great magic; very strong medicine. he really does find gold on the midden and skeletons in pretty girls. in abiegnus the sacred mountain of the rosicrucians the postulant finds but a coffin in the central shrine; yet that coffin contains christian rosencreutz who is dead and is alive for evermore and hath the keys of hell and of death. ay! your tiphereth man, child of mercy and justice, looks deeper than the skin! but he seems a ridiculous object enough both to the malkuth man and to the kether man. still, he fs the most interesting m


LIBER LVII

rtant. it symbolises the universe immediately after chaos, the confusion or clash of the infinite opposites. a is the egg of matter; w is b, the bull, or energy-motion; and r is the sun, or organised and moving system of orbs. the three letters of rwa thus repeat the three ideas. the nature of rwa is this analysed, under the figure of the ten numbers and the 22 letters which together compose what the rosicrucians have diagrammatised under the name of minutum mundum. it will be noticed that every number and letter has its .correspondence. in ideas of every sort; so that any given object can be analysed in terms of the 32. if i see a blue star, i should regard it as a manifestation of chesed, water, the moon, salt the alchemical principle, sagittarius or what not, in respect of its blueness


LIBER LXI VEL CAUSAE

ntil he too has attained to mastery. here, therefore, we pause, that you may thoroughly search yourself, and consider if you are yet fitted to take an irrevocable step. for the reading of that which follows is recorded. 3 the history lection 7. some years ago a number of cipher mss. were discovered and deciphered by certain students. they attracted much attention, as they purported to derive from the rosicrucians. you will readily understand that the genuineness of the claim matters no whit, such literature being judged by itself, not by its reputed sources. 8. among the mss. was one which gave the address of a certain person in germany, who is known to us as s.d.a. those who discovered the ciphers wrote to s.d.a, and in accordance with instructions received, an order was founded which wor


LIBER LXVII THE SWORD OF SONG

ar war. prescott. history of the conquest of mexico. prescott. history of the conquest of peru. renan. vie de j sus. robertson, e.w. historical essays. rosebery, ld. napoleon. shakespeare. histories. society for the propagation of religious truth. transactions, vols. i- dclxvi. stevenson, r. l. a footnote to history. thornton, ethelred, rev. history of the jesuits waite, a. e. the real history of the rosicrucians. wolseley, ld. marlborough. the above works and many others of less importance were carefully consulted by the author before passing these lines for the press. their substanital accuracy is further guaranteed by the professors of history at cambridge, oxford, berlin, harvard, paris, moscow, and london. 366. shot his chandra.56.anglic, shot the moon. 388. the subtle devilish omissi


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

f tarot cards the tabernacle in the wilderness the fraternity of the rose cross rosicrucian doctrines and tenets fifteen rosicrucian and qabbalistic diagrams alchemy and its exponents the theory and practice of alchemy: part one the theory and practice of alchemy: part two the hermetic and alchemical figures of claudius de dominico celentano vallis novi the chemical marriage bacon, shakspere, and the rosicrucians the cryptogram as a factor in symbolic philosophy freemasonic symbolism mystic christianity the cross and the crucifixion the mystery of the apocalypse the faith of islam american indian symbolism the mysteries and their emissaries conclusion the secret teachings of all ages an encyclopedic outline of masonic, hermetic, qabbalistic and rosicrucian symbolical philosophy being an in

he three pillars supporting the sephirothic tree--the four letters of the sacred name. 121 qabbalistic keys to the creation of man gematria, notarikon, and temurah--the elohim--the four adams--arabian traditions concerning adam--adam as the archetype of mankind--the early christian church on the subject of marriage. 125 an analysis of the tarot cards the origin of playing cards--the rota mundi of the rosicrucians--the problem of tarot symbolism--the unnumbered card--the symbolism of the twenty-one major trumps- the suit cards. 129 the tabernacle in the wilderness moses, the egyptian initiate--the building of the tabernacle--the furnishings of the tabernacle--the ark of the covenant--the robes of glory--the urim and thummim. 133 the fraternity of the rose cross the life of father c.r.c--joh

--the unnumbered card--the symbolism of the twenty-one major trumps- the suit cards. 129 the tabernacle in the wilderness moses, the egyptian initiate--the building of the tabernacle--the furnishings of the tabernacle--the ark of the covenant--the robes of glory--the urim and thummim. 133 the fraternity of the rose cross the life of father c.r.c--johann valentin andre--the alchemical teachings of the rosicrucians--significance of the rose cross--the rosicrucian temple--the adepts of the rose cross. 137 rosicrucian doctrines and tenets the confessio fraternitatis--the anatomy of melancholy--john heydon on rosicrucianism--the three mountains of the wise--the philosophical egg--the objects of the rosicrucian order. 141 fifteen rosicrucian and qabbalistic diagrams schamayim, the ocean of spiri

the alchemical prayer--the emerald tablet of hermes--a letter from the brothers of r. c--the magical mountain of the moon--an alchemical formula--the dew of the sages. 157 the chemical marriage christian rosencreutz is invited to the chemical wedding--the virgo lucifera--the philosophical inquisition--the tower of olympus--the homunculi--the knights of the golden stone. 161 bacon, shakspeare, and the rosicrucians the rosicrucian mask--life of william shakspere--sir francis bacon--the acrostic signatures--the significant number thirty-three--the philosophic death. 165 the cryptogram as a factor in symbolic philosophy secret alphabets--the biliteral cipher--pictorial ciphers--acroamatic ciphers--numerical and musical ciphers--code ciphers. 169 freemasonic symbolism the pillars raised by the

political or fraternal, although in a few of them, as in masonry, the ancient religious and philosophic principles still survive. space prohibits a detailed discussion of the secret schools. there were literally scores of these ancient cults, with branches in all parts of the eastern and western worlds. some, such as those of pythagoras and the hermetists, show a decided oriental influence, while the rosicrucians, according to their own proclamations, gained much of their wisdom from arabian mystics. although the mystery schools are usually associated with civilization, there is evidence that the most uncivilized peoples of prehistoric times had a knowledge of them. natives of distant islands, many in the lowest forms of savagery, have mystic rituals and secret practices which, although pr

it is "the false light" the false light is finally overcome and redeemed by the true light of the soul, called the second logos or christ. the secret processes by which the luciferian intellect is transmuted into the christly intellect constitute one of the great secrets of alchemy, and are symbolized by the process of transmuting base metals into gold. in the rare treatise the secret symbols of the rosicrucians, franz hartmann defines the sun alchemically as "the symbol of wisdom. the centre of power or heart of things. the sun is a centre of energy and a storehouse of power. each living being contains within itself a centre of life, which may grow to be a sun. in the heart of the regenerated, the divine power, stimulated by the light of the logos, grows into a sun which illuminates his

f david "the signet of solomon" and are more commonly known today as "the star of zion" these triangles symbolize the spiritual and material universes linked together in the constitution of the human creature, who partakes of both nature and divinity. man's animal nature partakes of the earth; his divine nature of the heavens; his human nature of the mediator. the celestial inhabitants of the sun the rosicrucians and the illuminati, describing the angels, archangels, and other celestial creatures, declared that they resembled small suns, being centers of radiant energy surrounded by streamers of vrilic force. from these outpouring streamers of force is derived the popular belief that angels have wings. these wings are corona-like fans of light, by means of which the celestial creatures pro

those who hold the opinion that before its revision by the greeks the zodiac consisted of only ten signs adduce evidence to show that libra (the scales) was inserted into the zodiac by dividing the constellation of virgo scorpio (at that time one sign) into two parts, thus establishing "the balance" at the point of equilibrium between the ascending northern and the descending southern signs (see the rosicrucians, their rites and mysteries, by hargrave jennings) on this subject isaac myer states "we think that the zodiacal constellations were first ten and represented an immense androgenic man or deity; subsequently this was changed, resulting in scorpio and virgo and making eleven; after this from scorpio, libra, the balance, was taken, making the present twelve (the qabbalah) each year t


MASTERING WITCHCRAFT

ian tongue, the original language of the nephelim. by the seventeenth century, the persecution of witches, by protestants now as well as catholics, seems to have fairly well decimated most of the centres of witch lore, save those preserved under heavy disguise of cabalistic or alchemical learning. even these by now had also become suspect, and apparently owing to this, secret brotherhoods such as the rosicrucians and freemasons were organized, for the very purpose of keeping the flame of the old wisdom burning. by the eighteenth century masonic and hermetic lodges had become widespread and the power of the church had been considerably reduced, indeed was waning fast, never to recover its old position of strength. within the lodges, many old witch secrets were being rediscovered. swedenborg


MATHERS MACGREGOR THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON LEMEGETON VOL 1

prick let another take. and again: oculi tetragammaton. this is also that which is said: nomen secundum refertur ad gebhurah; qui est rex bittul atque corruptio achurajim patris et matris hoc indigitatur. and so saying we wish you well. ex deo nascimur. in jesu morimur. per s.s. reviviscimus. given forth from our mountain of a, this day of c.c. 1903 a. d. 1 mr. a. e. waite writes( real history of the rosicrucians, p. 426 "i beg leave to warn my readers that all persons who proclaim themselves to be rosicrucians are simply members of pseudo-fraternities, and that there is that difference between their assertion and the fact of the case in which the essence of a lie consists! it is within the editor s personal knowledge that mr. waite was (and still is probably) a member of a society claimin


MEANING OF MASONRY

epers or" stewards of the mysteries" from that source christianity itself came into the world. from them originated the great school of kabalism, that marvellous system of secret, oral tradition of the hebrews, a strong element of which has been introduced into our masonic system. from them, too, also issued many fraternities and orders, such, for instance, as the great o rders of chivalry and of the rosicrucians, and the school of spiritual alchemy. lastly, from them too also issued, in the seventeenth century, modern speculative freemasonry. to trace the genesis of the movement, which came into activity some 250 years ago (our rituals and ceremonies having been compiled round about the year 1700, is beyond the purpose of my present remarks. it may merely be stated that the movement itsel


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

is, alienvisitation, and genetic manipulation.the rise of the alchemiststhe rise of alchemy (magic) was not an accident or an event which happened simultaneously in europeand elsewhere as part of the erstwhile movement of the times, as has been put before us by modern his-torians. almost all of the so-called alumni of alchemy were under royal patronage and were membersof occult societies, such as the rosicrucians and masons. many were instrumental in creating the educa-tional and governmental edifices which came into existence in the post industrial epoch. a cursoryobservation of some of the details in the biographies of these magi reveals suggestive information wor-thy of deeper investigation. of special note is the fact that almost all of them existed and operatedbetween the fifteenth an

the first submarine which took a voyage down the thames in 1621. expert on explosives, worked for the royal navy, designing the first known tor-pedo. invented a perpetual motor, the thermometer, and introduced the telescope to england. opened a pub in london.nicholas flamel (1330-1417) said to have lived for 400 years and was seen in india in the year 1700.robert fludd (1574-1637) wrote defending the rosicrucians. said to be the designer of the globe theatre in england.comte de st. germain (1784) mysterious figure to whom all doors opened. moved in the high-est circles of pre-revolutionary france. manufactured precious stones. claimed to be over 4,000 years old.samuel hartlib (1600-1662) prime mover behind the invisible college which attracted the lead-ing personages of the day. his colleg

ed to as lombards. lom-bard in german means deposit bank, and the lombards were bankers to the entire medieval world.they would later transfer operations north to hamburg, then to amsterdam, and finally to london. theguelphs would start the slave trade to the colonies. the guelphs, in order to aid their control of financeand politics, would perpetuate gnostic cults which eventually developed into the rosicrucians, unitari-ans, fabian society and the world council of churches. the east india company, together with johnstuart mill, would finance the university of london. a friend of mill, george grote, would give theuniversity of london 6000 to study mental health, which began the worldwide mental healthmovement. 1444 men taken from lagos, africa, to seville, spain, and sold into slavery to


NAUDON PAUL THE SECRET HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY

rom vice and this they call honour. when these same men are depressed and enslaved by vile constraint and subjection, they use this noble quality, which once impelled them freely towards virtue, to throw off and break this yoke of slavery. for we always strive after things forbidden and covet what is denied us.8 johan valentin andrea (1586-1654, abbot of adesberg, was the unintentional founder of the rosicrucians. in 1610, he published fama fraternitis, or discovery of the honorable order of the rosy cross, a work inspired entirely by his imagination. in this fictional work, he recounts the fabulous story of a certain christian rosenkreuz who discovered a secret, concealed for centuries, that could ensure the happiness of humanity. to enable the success of his propaganda, he founded a secr

n order. rosicrucian societies were formed in london under his influence and adopted his philosophical doctrines. these ideas were inspired by those of paracelsus, cornelius agrippa of nettesheim, and jacob boheme and consisted of a synthesis of alchemy, the kabbalah, and neoplatonic and hebraic traditions collected from the writings of hermes trismegistus mixed with the ambitions and mysticim of the rosicrucians. francis bacon (1560-1626) chancellor of james i, is the famous author of la nova atlantis. in this fictional work, bacon depicts a republic headed by a secret society consisting entirely of intellectuals from the fields of both letters and sciences. the members of this order, speculative freemasonry 241 who called each other brother, devoted themselves in complete freedom to phil

ed corresponding organizations chapelies in other european countries for the purpose of studying the "forbidden" sciences. if we give credence to a manuscript by michael meir (1568-1622, conserved speculative freemasonry 243 in the leipzig library, this guild of mages gave birth in germany to the brothers of the gold rose-cross in 1570, which was earlier than valentin andrea's fama fraternitatis* the rosicrucians represent the most direct influence on the transformation from operative masonry to speculative freemasonry. at the beginning of the seventeenth century, there existed in holland, germany, and england various groups of learned men who formed secret societies in conformance with the principles proclaimed by the books we have already mentioned, but particularly andrea's brotherhood

iences, in imitation of the models imagined by sir thomas more and francis bacon. he persuaded the masons to allow them to meet on their premises. we should note that the society formed by ashmole, like those of more and bacon, was meant to remain secret. in 1724, a manuscript of ancient masonic constitutions was printed under the title the secret history of the free-masons. its preface presented the rosicrucians and masons as "brothers of the same fraternity or order" similarly, the daily journal of september 5, 1730, indicates that the modern freemasonry was an offshoot of the rosicrucian society. political and religious influences just as it was practice in germany for factions to seek the support of the rich, organized, powerful guilds and corporations during divisive times such as the

eed upon was that freemasonry was the "original religion" handed down from such diverse sources as king arthur, richard i, ramon lulle, the gnostics and the school of alexandria, the templars (as instructed by judas of galilee, disciple of the hermit banon, pythagoras, plato, jesus christ and the apostles, the persian philosopher each-ben-mohammed- eleansi, ormus, the egyptians, the benedictines, the rosicrucians, zoroaster, abbaris, channondas, eudoxus, hermippis, hermes trismegistus, porphyrus, plotinus, proclus, jamblique, the priesthood schools of india, the gauls, the hebrews, the essenes, and the persian magi.22 the temple of solomon had been transformed into the tower of babel. only a single brother, one of the most eminent in attendance, baron von gleichen, made any allusion to ope


NEW WORLD ORDER OR OCCULT SECRET DESTINY

ced the spiritual vision of america s founding fathers and the plan s eventual fruition in what we call the new world order and the new age movement (both of which are synonymous. he stresses that the founding fathers of america had the equivalent of masters and were pupils in a sense, much like today s powerful elite have masters and gurus, following the teachings of the great plan. according to the rosicrucians and theosophists, supporting the divine plan are great beings referred to as masters of the physical and spiritual planes. the evolution of america owes much to the seed thoughts of four masters kuthumi, el morya, rogoczy, and djwhal khul. some of the founders of america may have been consciously or unconsciously students of these teachers, just as some contemporary americans are


REGARDIE ISRAEL THE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN

crocosm and microcosm. after havini also travelled in spain, he relrned to germany, where he founded a kind of convent called sancfus spiritus, and remained there writing his secret science and continuing his studies. he then accepted as his assistints, at first, three, and after <14> wards, four more monks from the same convent in which he had been educated, and thus founded the first society of the rosicrucians. they then laid down the results of their science in books, which are said to be still in existence, and in the hands of some rosicrucians. it is then said that 120 years after his death, the introduction 7 5 entrance to his tomb was discovered. a stair-case led into a subterranean vault, at the door of which was written, post annos cxx patebo. there was a light burning in the vau

sicrucian revival of mysticism was but a new development of the vastly older wisdom of the qabalistic rabbis and of that very ancient secret knowledge, the magic of the egyptians, in which the hebrew pentateuch tells you that moses the founder of the jewish system was learned, that is, in which he had been initiated" in a slender but highly informative booklet entitled data of the history of <17> the rosicrucians published in 1916 by the late dr. william wynn westcott, we find the following brief statement "in 1887 by permission of s.d.a. a continental rosicrucian adept, the isis-urania temple of hermetic students of the g.d. was formed to give instruction in the mediaeval occult sciences. fraters m.e.v. with s.a. and s.rm.d. became the chiefs, and the latter wrote the rituals in modern en


RITUALS OF THE SOCIETAS ROSICRUCIANIS IN ANGLIA

endant world, and o222er it spread the azure skies;stars in circles caused to run, and in the centre fixed the sun.then man he called forth out of dust, and formed him with a living soulall things committed to his trust, and made him lord of all, the wholebut yet ungrateful unto heaven he proved, and was from eden driven.from thence proceeded all our woes, nor could mankind one comfort shareuntil the rosicrucians rose and formed another eden here:where true pleasure ever reigns, and native innocence regains.here crystal fountains flow, here naught that222s vile can enter inthe tree of knowledge here doth grow, whose fruit we taste, yet free from sinwhile sweet friendship does aboundand guardian angels hover round.at the close of the ode, the procession halts in front of the suffragan in th

were it not evidentthat the mischievous ignorance of a few has been repeated successively without individual research.ignorance, prejudice, envy and conceit have taken possession of the minds of the critics andhistorians; yet the unique and attractive rosaic doctrines interested vast masses of 17th century,although the society had taken its rise in the latter part of the 15th century.the lives of the rosicrucians were dramatic to a sensational degree. the practical branch of thesociety was in charge of alchemists and hermeticists, who while they claimed, and not withoutmuch reason, their ability to transmute metals to silver or gold, further sought for mental and moralpowers, rather than riches, which are the aims of true philosophers. the real philosopher looks notfor pomp, glitter, splen

oly thoughts as the most precious ofheavenly gifts.worldly grandeur fades before intellectual elevation; the physical world sinks below him and hefeels nearer to the angelic hosts. he values the unseen kingdoms, and glimpses of immortal gloriesobtained from magic reveries. he dwells in an atmosphere of heavenly music, his soul keepingharmony with the yearnings of his intellect.the earnest wish of the rosicrucians was to pass through with world unnoticed and unchallenged,but ever prepared for exalted action when in their power, without a revelation of who they are.now, frater zelator, having passed through the ceremonies required by our ordinance, and havingknelt before the altar of light, you are permitted to join in the mystic labours of this grade.this privilege is conferred only upon di

f four on a silvertoned bell within: the door opens and the first chemistapproaches.1st chemist:what seek you of us?conductor of n.:to explore the truths of chemistry, and more thorough1y understand the operations of nature. wehave attained the grade of theoricus, and by this sign we claim admittance.makes the sign of the cross on the lips.1st chemist:you seek to explore the chemical knowledge of the rosicrucians. reflect 'its explorations are askeys to masked doors in the ramparts of nature, which no mortal can pass through without rousingdread sentries never seen upon this side' much of the learning of those who have gone before hasbeen lost to us; we seek to regain past knowledge. the famed diocletian glorified in the flames thatdestroyed the works of the egyptians, as was also done whe

circumstances: you were also told of the discovery of thetransmutation to silver and gold, of the continued search for the re-invention of the wondrousever-burning lamp and the presumed discovery of the "elixir of life" by frater gualdi, of whomyou will learn more hereafter, end his being found apparently lifeless as he rung the greatdeath-bell. let me give you a further insight into this home of the rosicrucians.in connection with the general structure of the three apartments were four other and smaller roomsopposite the laboratory, and on the other side of the chapel or congregating hall. these werevariously fitted up and adapted to the purposes of which they were assigned as will be made knownto you. they were of about equal size and could aggregate a space covering the main hall to whi

pastes, and allapparently in confusion, surrounded the wells, on shelves, in closets, and drawers, in bottles, jars andboxes, stored to all appearance in unknown quantities. these were nature's unadulterated gifts to beused for the health and preservation of man.the small laboratory was made famous in the early part of the 16th century by the followingdiscovery of transmutation by the chemists of the rosicrucians: while examining and investigatingthe amalgam of mercury, lead and arquifoux with the readily fusible bismuth, wonderful changesappeared by the introduction of a solution known to the theorici as 'primitia' or primordial solution.slowly did these changes appear, when a whitish metal, in grains and dendrites, of the colour ofsilver with a similar lustre and ductility, yet softer, w

de, under pains and penalties the further production of the metal inconsequence of its evident baneful effect upon the entire rosicrucian society, and the danger of theirorganisation being annihilated.this famed discovery took place in the apartment intended to be represented by the one in which youare: and to this extent you are now introduced into the home and to the study of the second gradeof the rosicrucians. there being a vacancy in the number allowed to the theorici; you form one ofthe select seven.the chemists are about to return, let us retire.rituals of the societas rosicrucianis in angliasecond section colour blue24 practicusreceptionfirst sectionthe theoricus is robed in blue in the preparation room; over his head and face is a thin yellowveil, and in his hand is placed an ebon

ntation of the spirit of the invisible. for as fire iseverywhere, so god is everywhere, about us and in us, and thus we are god-lighted men. this wasthe teaching of the fire-worshippers, who claimed the discovery of the eternal fire, or thus to haveapproached their master in the 'immortal light. the comprehension of all this, and there-embodiment of this truth in their philosophy was the claim of the rosicrucians. as fire dissolvethall things, dissipateth all things, and causeth them to become invisible, true philosophy could go nofurther, and so adoration was paid to the unknown god in the last image that was possible to men ofanything; fire, which was known as his shadow. in all this we contemplate not the natural fire, butthe symbolic, the celestial, the divine, the ineffable ethereal s


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART II

iscovered by court de gebelin into the domain of vulgar magic and fortune-telling by cards. he proves nothing who tries to prove too much. etteilla furnishes another example of this old logical axiom. at the same time, his efforts led him to a certain acquaintance with the kabalah, as may be seen in some rare passages of his unreadable works. the true initiates who were etteilla's contemporaries, the rosicrucians for example and the martinists, were in possession of the true tarot, as a work of saint-martin proves, where the divisions are those of the tarot, as also this quotation from an enemy of the rosicrucians: gthey pretend to the possession of a volume from which they can learn anything discoverable in other books which exist now or may be produced at any future period. this volume i


ROBERT KIRK WALKER BETWEEN WORLDS

reated something of a sensation only a few years before he was writing, and to which additions were published by various authors as late as the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. there are a number of modern books on the origin of the rosicrucian movement, but the most thorough analysis was published by thomas de quincey (author of the confessions of an english opium eater) in 1871. essentially the rosicrucians were supposed to be a mysterious order of wise men, versed in mystical, therapeutic and alchemical, or magical, arts. various allegories and technical instructions were published in their name from the close of the sixteenth century onwards, the most famous being the fama fraternitas of the meritorious order of the rosy cross, an initiatory and visionary text modeled upon the anci


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

ellowship of crotona, which was led by the daughter of an early member of the theosophical society. the theosophical society is a mystical religious and philosophical movement founded in new york city in 1875. the society combines buddhist and hindu beliefs and seeks to investigate the universe and humanity s place in it. the fellowship of crotona practiced both theosophy and rosicrucian rituals. the rosicrucians are an organization devoted to the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious principles. the crotona group claimed to be a line of hereditary witches, with secret knowledge passed down to them for hundreds of years( modern-day research indicates the group was only two decades old at the time of gardner s involvement with them) they had built a theater, and gardner as


SECRET TEACHINGS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS IN THE 16 17C

mite [hit] thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. explain the meaning of this teaching. for more information books carson, d. a. jesus sermon on the mount and his confrontation with the world. grand rapids, mi: baker publishing, 2004. hybels, bill, kevin g. harney, and sherry harney. sermon on the mount 1. grand rapids, mi: zondervan, 2002. web sites book of matthelithe teachings of the rosicrucians of the 16th and 17th centuries or a simple abc booklet for young students practising daily in the school of the holy ghost made clear to the eyes by pictorial figures for the exercises of the new year in the natural and theological light by a brother of the fraternity of the rose cross christi p.f. for the first time made public and with several figures of similar content added by


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asp of the subject, else much confusion may result. this hook may be considered to he an allegorical parallel between the idealism of numbers and letters and the various parts of the universe, and it sheds much light on many mystic forms and ceremonies yet extant, notably upon freemasonry, the tarot, and the later kabalah, and is a great aid to the comprehension of the astro-theosophic schemes of the rosicrucians. to obtain the full value of this treatise, it should he studied hand in hand with hermetic attributions, the "isiac tablet" and with a complete set of the designs, symbols and allocation of the trump cards of the tarot pack, for which see my translation of the sanctum regnum of the tarot, by eliphas levi. note that the oldest mss. copies of the "sepher yetzirah" have no vowel poi


SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON ZANONI A ROSICRUCIAN TALE

erly for the stranger's reply "i do not think" said the old gentleman "that the masters of the school have ever consigned, except by obscure hint and mystical parable, their real doctrines to the world. and i do not blame them for their discretion" here he paused, and seemed about to retire, when i said, somewhat abruptly, to the collector "i see nothing, mr. d, in this catalogue which relates to the rosicrucians "the rosicrucians" repeated the old gentleman, and in his turn he surveyed me with deliberate surprise "who but a rosicrucian could explain the rosicrucian mysteries! and can you imagine that any members of that sect, the most jealous of all secret societies, would themselves lift the veil that hides the isis of their wisdom from the world "aha" thought i "this, then, is 'the augu

d to a passion that is false, or a personage who is real" i was about to reply very severely to this paradox, when i perceived that my companion was growing a little out of temper. and he who wishes to catch a rosicrucian, must take care not to disturb the waters. i thought it better, therefore, to turn the conversation "revenons a nos moutons" said i "you promised to enlighten my ignorance as to the rosicrucians "well" quoth he, rather sternly "but for what purpose? perhaps you desire only to enter the temple in order to ridicule the rites "what do you take me for! surely, were i so inclined, the fate of the abbe de villars is a sufficient warning to all men not to treat idly of the realms of the salamander and the sylph. everybody knows how mysteriously that ingenious personage was depri

ow mysteriously that ingenious personage was deprived of his life, in revenge for the witty mockeries of his 'comte de gabalis "salamander and sylph! i see that you fall into the vulgar error, and translate literally the allegorical language of the mystics" with that the old gentleman condescended to enter into a very interesting, and, as it seemed to me, a very erudite relation, of the tenets of the rosicrucians, some of whom, he asserted, still existed, and still prosecuted, in august secrecy, their profound researches into natural science and occult philosophy "but this fraternity" said he "however respectable and virtuous, virtuous i say, for no monastic order is more severe in the practice of moral precepts, or more ardent in christian faith, this fraternity is but a branch of others

transcendent in the powers they have obtained, and yet more illustrious in their origin. are you acquainted with the platonists "i have occasionally lost my way in their labyrinth" said i "faith, they are rather difficult gentlemen to understand "yet their knottiest problems have never yet been published. their sublimest works are in manuscript, and constitute the initiatory learning, not only of the rosicrucians, but of the nobler brotherhoods i have referred to. more solemn and sublime still is the knowledge to be gleaned from the elder pythagoreans, and the immortal masterpieces of apollonius "apollonius, the imposter of tyanea! are his writings extant "imposter" cried my host "apollonius an imposter "i beg your pardon; i did not know he was a friend of yours; and if you vouch for his c

our book, the thesis for your theme "davus sum, non oedipus" said i, shaking my head, discontentedly "all this may be exceedingly fine, but, heaven forgive me, i don't understand a word of it. the mysteries of your rosicrucians, and your fraternities, are mere child's play to the jargon of the platonists "yet, not till you rightly understand this passage, can you understand the higher theories of the rosicrucians, or of the still nobler fraternities you speak of with so much levity "oh, if that be the case, i give up in despair. why not, since you are so well versed in the matter, take the motto for a book of your own "but if i have already composed a book with that thesis for its theme, will you prepare it for the public "with the greatest pleasure" said i, alas, too rashly "i shall hold

tions. yet in all these languages, when they came to compare their several recollections, there was a slight, scarce perceptible distinction, not in pronunciation, nor even accent, but in the key and chime, as it were, of the voice, between himself and a native. this faculty was one which glyndon called to mind, that sect, whose tenets and powers have never been more than most partially explored, the rosicrucians, especially arrogated. he remembered to have heard in germany of the work of john bringeret (printed in 1615, asserting that all the languages of the earth were known to the genuine brotherhood of the rosy cross. did zanoni belong to this mystical fraternity, who, in an earlier age, boasted of secrets of which the philosopher's stone was but the least; who considered themselves th

ternity to which zanoni had once referred "i am right, i suppose" said he "in conjecturing that you and himself profess to be the brothers of the rosy cross "do you imagine" answered mejnour "that there were no mystic and solemn unions of men seeking the same end through the same means before the arabians of damus, in 1378, taught to a wandering german the secrets which founded the institution of the rosicrucians? i allow, however, that the rosicrucians formed a sect descended from the greater and earlier school. they were wiser than the alchemists, their masters are wiser than they "and of this early and primary order how many still exist "zanoni and myself "what, two only! and you profess the power to teach to all the secret that baffles death "your ancestor attained that secret; he died


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hield, 13 stars in the crest, 13 letters in e pluribus unum, 13 arrows, 13 olive branch leaves, 13 olive berries; and, on the reverse side, 13 courses of stones in the pyramid and 13 letters in annuit coeplis.18 he noted that the number 13 occurs twice in one of the forms of the tetragrammaton: jehovah: jhvh: j(10) h(5) v(6) h(5: 26: 2 x i3.19 another source2" claimed that the seal is a symbol of the rosicrucians and that the clouds represent the "white roses" of the order. the federation of british israelites adopted the reverse side as its own emblem.21 one of the dies of the face of the seal shows the dexter wing of the eagle with 32 feathers and the sinister (left) wing with 33 feathers, which supposedly establishes its connection with the scottish rite order.22 none of these claims ar


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s of degrees have you received? have you received the rite of memphis of 90 degrees? or the rectified rite? or the swedenborgian rite?"5 moreover, masons affiliated with the grand lodge of the orient in paris, the united lodge in london, or the grand masonic lodge of israel, may well utilize signs and handshakes not used, seen, or understood in other orders. then, of course, there is the order of the rosicrucians, the order of the trapezoid, the priory of sion, the alta vendita, the p2 lodge, the solar order of the temple, the modern-day knights templar, the vatican's knights of malta and knights of columbus, the order of the odd fellows, the order of ahepa, the order introduction 13 of skull and bones, the bohemian club, the pilgrims society, and a thousand or more other secret societies

errible moment in the life of a mason..the three supreme officials of the lodge, with three separate keys, unlock the wooden box with the "secret of secrets" and give him to read a slip of paper, upon which is written the name of the "god" whose follower he was..jah-bul-on -d.c. yermak the axis of death o v e r my many years of exposing the lies and evils of freemasonry, the ordo templi orientis, the rosicrucians, and other treacherous cultic secret societies, i have been challenged by many masons. their typical complaint is "how dare you say such things about masonry! why, i'll have you know i am a christian, and there is nothing in the lodge or its rituals that would not be acceptable to my christian faith" of course, it is super-easy, almost like taking candy from a baby, to disabuse th

roy earth, debase civilization, end pure spirituality, induce chaos on earth, and bring order according to satan's illuminati script. earth is to be hell and hell on earth: as above, so below. this is the meaning of the double-headed eagle; the androgynous joining of man and woman; the mixing of the yin and yang; the checkerboard, black and white floors of the masonic lodges; the mirror images of the rosicrucians; the sulphurous tale of beauty and the beast; the witches parable of the lovely lady vs. the crone on her broom; the druid/satanic/catholic alternating of black and white priest vestments; the front and obverse (hidden) sides of the great seal of the united states; the reversing of the cross and the reading of the lord's prayer backwards in satanic worship, ad naseum. all fields

ic witchcraft, and triangle powers ever wonder why the masons installed the statue of a woman in stone atop the u.s. capitol building in washington, d.c, and the statue of a woman called "liberty" in new york city's harbor? well, now you know. america, meet your satanic mistress, isis. texe marrs t h e triangle is of primary importance in all illuminati realms, whether in the ritual ceremonies of the rosicrucians and masons or the witchcraft, astrological and black magic practices of other illuminist followers. always the triangle is used. among satanists and witches, the double triangle, the seal of solomon, also called the hexagram, is of great interest. this seal, known as the magen david of the jews, is actually composed of two triangles, superimposed on each other. one triangle pointe

s nor the advertising agency are culpable of intentionally using occult devices. the significance however, remains, and in the author's opinion, such advertising cannot help but aid the cause of evil forces. black magic, masonic witchcraft, and triangle powers 371 display ads like these are common in new age and occult publications. 372 codex magica to interest like-minded people to inquire about the rosicrucians, this or a similar ad is placed in some magazines. under the heading "secrets entrusted to a few" we find an ancient and worn book with a triangle and cross imprinted on the cover. the rosicrucians are actually several different orders. this ad is for amorc, an american-based order that is less influential among the elite than european branches. perhaps the most famous initiate of

he rosicrucians, this or a similar ad is placed in some magazines. under the heading "secrets entrusted to a few" we find an ancient and worn book with a triangle and cross imprinted on the cover. the rosicrucians are actually several different orders. this ad is for amorc, an american-based order that is less influential among the elite than european branches. perhaps the most famous initiate of the rosicrucians was benjamin franklin. catholic pope john xxiii was reputed to be a rosicrucian as was martin luther, the protestant reformer. u.s. senator ted kennedy (dma) is today a high-level rosicrucian. the design for the jewel of scottish rite masonry's 33rd degree includes a system of interlocking triangles, circles, the "x" and the quadruple tau background. official logo of conference he

, who was also called horus, son of osiris and his reincarnation, who had the allseeing eye. anton lavey, in his book satan speaks, notes that the sign of the spear is actually the inverted pentagram.4 in turn, the pentagram (the satanic five-pointed star, according to lavey represents "excalibur, the spear of destiny, wotan's spear point, the lightning bolt that created the protoplasm of life."5 the rosicrucians and the sign of an arrow moreover, the rosicrucian order seems to be somehow connected with both the legend of the spear and the priory of sion. d. c. yermak, writing in the axis of death- vatican, masonry, zionism, enemies of god, explains that "the rosicrucians, by making their secret sign with the first three fingers of the right hand united, make the sign of an arrow."6 the ro


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l words, and supernatural rituals. rumors and legends of secret societies have fueled the imaginations, fears, and envy of those on the outside for thousands of years. many secret societies, such as the assassins, the garduna, the thuggee, and the tongs, were made up of highly trained criminals who were extremely dangerous to all outsiders. others, such as the knights templar, the illuminati, and the rosicrucians, were said to possess enough ancient secrets of power and wealth to control the entire world. conspiracy enthusiasts allege that there are clandestine organizations which for centuries have remained a threat to individual freedoms, quietly operating in the shadows, silently infiltrating political organizations, and secretly manipulating every level of government and every facet of

eachings of origen (185 c.e. 254 c.e, who championed preexistence, was anathematized in 553, they, along with other believers in reincarnation, were condemned as heretics. in later centuries, those who held gnostic views were forced to remain silent regarding their beliefs in reincarnation, so they very often formed their own sects and schools of thought, such as the cathars, the knights templar, the rosicrucians, and the albigenses. because many serious-minded christians believe that there is evidence in the gospels that jesus (c. 6 b.c.e. 30 c.e) himself believed in reincarnation, they are comfortable with t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d afterlife mysteries 49 contemporary mystery schools have been built around teachings of a psyc

ster, and by 1978, he had established the golden way foundation in geneva. about then he made a hard assessment of own appeal, deciding that if his cult was to expand, he needed to find a more charismatic individual to share its leadership. in 1981, luc jouret, a physician who had been grand master of the renewed order of the temple, another group that combined concepts of the knights templar and the rosicrucians, left that order over a policy dispute. di mambro appealed to him to jointly form a new order. jouret agreed, and the two founded the order of the solar temple. jouret s credentials as a physician and his dynamic platform personality drew large crowds to his lectures. from 1984 to about 1990, jouret convinced many that the time of the apocalypse was drawing near and the best way t


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l words, and supernatural rituals. rumors and legends of secret societies have fueled the imaginations, fears, and envy of those on the outside for thousands of years. many secret societies, such as the assassins, the garduna, the thuggee, and the tongs, were made up of highly trained criminals who were extremely dangerous to all outsiders. others, such as the knights templar, the illuminati, and the rosicrucians, were said to possess enough ancient secrets of power and wealth to control the entire world. conspiracy enthusiasts allege that there are clandestine organizations which for centuries have remained a threat to individual freedoms, quietly operating in the shadows, silently infiltrating political organizations, and secretly manipulating every level of government and every facet of


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l words, and supernatural rituals. rumors and legends of secret societies have fueled the imaginations, fears, and envy of those on the outside for thousands of years. many secret societies, such as the assassins, the garduna, the thuggee, and the tongs, were made up of highly trained criminals who were extremely dangerous to all outsiders. others, such as the knights templar, the illuminati, and the rosicrucians, were said to possess enough ancient secrets of power and wealth to control the entire world. conspiracy enthusiasts allege that there are clandestine organizations which for centuries have remained a threat to individual freedoms, quietly operating in the shadows, silently infiltrating political organizations, and secretly manipulating every level of government and every facet of

y. throughout the centuries, such secret societies have taunted outsiders with their forbidden knowledge and, on occasion, frightened or even assassinated those whose persistence in seeking access to their mysteries were unwelcome. 1 chapter exploration the assassins the decided ones of jupiter the freemasons the garduna the holy vehm the illuminati the knights templar the leopard men the mau-mau the rosicrucians the thuggee the tongs introduction in this chapter a number of secret societies will be examined that have fueled the imaginations, fear, and envy of those on the outside of the mysterious organizations for hundreds of years. one of the favorites of paranoid conspiracy theorists, the freemasons, while once powerful and influential throughout the western world, is today regarded by

any other secret society, allegedly dedicated the lives of the thousands of victims which they strangled to death to their goddess kali. of all the secret societies examined in this chapter, only the tongs and the freemasons remain in existence in the twenty-first century. while some contemporary metaphysical groups proclaim that their philosophical heritage may derive from the knights templar or the rosicrucians, there is little to substantiate such claims other than an admiration for their precepts and ideals. on occasion, international law enforcement investigators may see elements suggestive of the thuggee or the assassins involved in certain murders or assassinations, but there is little evidence that these societies still exist as forces to be feared. on the other hand, there are tho

ess diana: the conspiracy theories.[online] http//www. londonnet.co.uk/in/talk/news/diana_conspiracy_theories. html. gprincess diana: murder coverup. h conspiracy planet [online] http//www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelld f 41. the death of diana, princess of wales bring about a new world order that will enslave most of the world population. the most secret of all mystery groups remains the rosicrucians, whose manifestos helped give birth to many of the most liberating ideals of the european enlightenment. although one may see advertisements in magazines inviting the reader to fill out a coupon and become a member of the ancient order of the rosy cross, the modern organization exists as a homage to the original anonymous followers of the mysterious illumined father christian rose

new york: barnes& noble, 1996. bilderbergers plan for a new world order teenth century to signify those alchemists and magicians who appeared to possess the glight h of spiritual illumination from a higher source. the term may have originated in the gnostic dualism of the forces of light and darkness, and many individuals who claimed to be illuminati, those enlightened by a higher wisdom, joined the rosicrucians and took refuge in france to escape the fires of the spanish inquisition. the secret society known as the order of the illuminati was founded in the city of ingolstadt in the southern german monarchy of bavaria on may 1, 1776 by adam weishaupt, a 28-year-old professor of religious law. beginning with only five members, weishaupt fs order grew slowly, numbering about 60 in five cit

atta (1892.1978. under his leadership, kenya gained independence in 1963. m delving deeper malboa, wunyabari o. mau-mau and kenya: an analysis of a peasant revolt. bloomington: indiana university press, 1998. roseberg, carl g. the myth of mau-mau. new york: meridian, 1970. warwick, mark. gmau-mau: messengers of misery. h [online] http//www. multiline.com. au/ markw/ maumau.html. 21 december 2002. the rosicrucians the citizens of paris awoke one morning in 1622 to find that their city had been ornamented with posters which the brethren of the rosy cross (rosicrucians) had scattered to announce that their secret order was now moving among the parisians to save them from the error of death. in the seventeenth century, the rosicrucians were rumored to have accomplished the transmutation of met

e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 30 secret societies rosicrucians were rumored to have accomplished the transmutation of metals. mined father fs prediction inspired the surviving brothers to work in earnest to spread the teachings of christian rosencreutz throughout the world. between 1604 and 1616, three manifestos were released in germany by the secret brotherhood of the rosicrucians (from the latin, rosae crucis, grose cross h. the first two pamphlets called upon the educated and influential to unite to bring about a reformation of the educational, moral, and scientific establishments of europe. the german monk martin luther (1483.1546) had already set in motion a reformation in the spiritual sphere of life, the rosicrucian fraternity pointed out, but now it

ilosopher fs stone and their opportunity to transmute tons of base metals into tons of gold. and perhaps most of all, people wanted to join the secret society and become rosicrucians, but no one knew where any of their lodges were or where they might find the house of the sainted spirit. desperate individuals placed their letters of application for the fraternity in public places where they hoped the rosicrucians might find them and contact them. it wasn ft long before charlatans began posing as members of the secret fraternity and attempting to charge the gullible for admittance, but when the deceivers could not produce mounds of gold upon demand, the crooks were either imprisoned or pummeled. nor had too much time passed before word spread among the religious that the rosicrucians were s


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effect upon themselves or their mental or moral nature, and certainly no progress in that path wluch leads to the knowledge of the higher self. silence with reference to symptoms and results is therefore most desirable. endnotes 1. ths is daath, which is not a sephirah, but rather a conjunction of chokmah and binah. 2. from the neophyte ritual. see regardie, the golden dawn, 129. 3. the symbol of the rosicrucians. rosicrucianism is a form of mystic or esoteric christianity whose teachings embrace the hermetic sciences. 4. the philosopher's stone is an alchemical symbol of true spiritual attainment. the search for the philosopher's stone is the search for truth and illumination. 5. along the same lines, each letter of the hebrew alphabet has a musical note attributed to it. thus each divine


THE STAR IN THE WEST BY CAPTAIN FULLER A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE WORKS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY

te and pure, the strong chant rolls, queen of the mystic unity of souls; so from eternity its glory springs king of the magical brotherhood of kings; the absolute crown and kingdom of desire, earth fs virgin chaplet, molten in the fire, sealed in the sea, betokened by the wind: gthere is one god, the spirit of mankind! h *mysteries: lyrical and dramatic, vol. i, pp. 105, 107. the sacred pledge of the rosicrucians was: gman is god and son of god, and there is no other god but man. h such is aleister crowley fs magnificent contempt for the god ideals of man, and the christ ideals of a demented mob. that christianity has been for the greater part of fifteen hundred years an immense power, few can deny; that it has been a power of good, few will deny, though not a few would like to; that it ha

es, and that the duty of man as a moral being is to rise beyond this nothingness of the creature, and by direct intuition to place himself in immediate union with the absolute. h*1. the two disputants, scepticus and mysticus, set out by agreeing that the unknowable is unreal, and as the latter says with berkeley, ga thing is only real to us so far as it is known by us. h*2 *1. the real history of the rosicrucians, a. e. waite *2. time, vol. ii, p. 269. when scepticus asks mysticus, ghow old are you? h and receives the answer, gi am but an ultimate truth, six world-truths, fourteen grand generalizations, eighty generalizations, sixty-two dilemmas, and the usual odd million impressions, h*1. he is receiving a much more correct and scientific answer to his question than if mysticus, like maha


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ools of magic, it derived its knowledge from the east. this knowledge was never revealed to the profane, for it gave immense power for either good or evil to its possessors. it was recorded in symbol, parable and allegory, requiring a key for its interpretation. the symbols and glyphs of freemasonry were originally also derived from the more ancient mysteries. these symbols of ancient masonry, of the rosicrucians, the sacred art of the ancient chemi (egyptians, of homer s golden chain, like those of modern freemasonry, etc, are however but different aspects of the one great mystery. they all require a key to disclose the real underlying meaning. there exists, however, but one right key, and moreover this one right key must be used the right way. this key can be placed within the reach of a


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fest spirit. magic is not and can never be a social institution. it is a present and personal quality: it exists only while it is actually being worked and only in the heart of the individual who is working it. since it cannot be assimilated into the culture, or manipulated to achieve social ends, it is perceived as inimical by all human groups that are not specifically dedicated to its practice. the rosicrucians understood clearly the personal and present quality of magic. they made no attempt to found churches or lodges after the masonic model. instead, they cherished their art in secret and passed it on from master to apprentice in much the same way that magical knowledge is still conveyed in india and more primitive regions. one of the six laws of the rosicrucians enumerated by michael

odel. instead, they cherished their art in secret and passed it on from master to apprentice in much the same way that magical knowledge is still conveyed in india and more primitive regions. one of the six laws of the rosicrucians enumerated by michael maier in his themis aurea states that every brother shall choose a fit person for his successor. another stresses the need for secrecy. and while the rosicrucians never existed as a formal occult organization, the tenets of that mythical order reflect the beliefs and practices of a number of genuine occult circles that were formed during the renaissance, most notably those headed by cornelius agrippa and dr. john dee. the importance placed upon the restriction of magical knowledge has been widely misunderstood, even by those who practice ma


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en in revelations xxi, are jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, sardius, sardonyx, emerald, topaz, beryl, chrysolite, amethyst, jacinth and chrysophrasus. the 12 hebrew months were abib or nizan (march- april) and are, iyar or zif, sivan, thammuz, ab, elul, tisri, bul, chisleu, tebeth, shebat and adar; and the inter-calary month ve-adar. the 12 sons of jacob were related to the 12 signs of the zodiac by the rosicrucians in a correct order; other numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott schemes of attribution are given by athanasius kircher and others. that by sir william drummond is- aries to gad, taurus to ephraim, gemini to benjamin, cancer to issachar, leo to judah, virgo to naphtali, libra to asher, scorpio to dan, sagittarius to manasseh, capricorn to zebulu


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ends dear to our childish days the host of mermaids, satyrs, fauns, sylphs, and fays; the forces intended to be attracted and propitiated by the fetishes of the negro-race; are for the most part no other thing than the ill-understood manifestations of this great class, the elementals. among these, some, as i have before observed, are good; such are the salamanders, undines, sylphs, and gnomes, of the rosicrucian philosophy; many are frightfully malignant, delighting in every kind of evil, and might easily be mistaken for devils by the uninitiated, save that their power is less; a great proportion are neither good nor evil, irrationally working either; just as a monkey or a parrot might act; in fact such closely resemble animals in their nature, and especially combinations of animals, in wh


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e oratory. 39 l'avenue; the modern sense of this word is, of course, a road or path bordered by trees. 40 compare the following description with that of sir philip derval s so-called observatory, in the strange story, by bulwer lytton. 41 i.e, the terrace or balcony. 42 i.e, the spirits. 43 i.e, the altar. 44 he here evidently means the oratory, and not the bedchamber described in chapter vil. 45 the rosicrucian initiate will note the description of these vestments. 46 mirrhe en larmes 47? galanca, or galanga, an indian root, used for medicinal purposes. see description of holy anointing oil and perfume in exodus xxx. 48 olibanum. 49 or storax. 50 a brasse is a fathom; but here perhaps implies rather an arm s length: lune brasse enveron ou demi aulne. 51 i.e, in the hollow interior of the


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e and illfeeling may be engendered" dwsy "i also undertake to work unassisted, as well as in harmony with my fellow fraters and sorors under the direction of the g.h. chief adept at the subjects prescribed for study in the various practical grades from adeptus minor to as high as my aspirations will take me" twklm "finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him with care before acknowledging him to be such "such are the words of this my obligation as an adeptus minor, whereunto i pledge myself in the presence of the divine one, and of the great avenging angel, awh, and if i fail herein, may my rose be disintegrated and my power in magic cease (third adept hands dagger to the second adept and holds cup convenientl


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law. the word 'adhi' in sanskrit was usually translated 'lord' in the syrian form we get it duplicated hadad. you remember ben hadad, king of syria. the hebrew word for 'lord' is adon or adonai. adonai *my* lord, is constantly used in the bible to replace the name jehovah where that was too sacred to be mentioned, or for other reasons improper to write down. adonai has also come to mean, through the rosicrucian tradition, the holy guardian angel, and thus the object of worship or concentration. it is the same thing; worship is worth-ship, means worthiness; and anything but the chosen object is necessarily an unworthy object. 14. as dhyana also represents the condition of annihilation of dividuality, it is a little difficult to distinguish between it and samadhi. i wrote in part i, book iv


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the child- and yet another, in which i.a.o. are all fathers of different kinds balanced by h.h.h, 3 mothers, to complete the universe. in a third, the true formula of the beast 666, i and o are the opposites which form the field for the operation of a. but this is a higher matter unsuited for this elementary handbook. see, however, liber samekh, point ii, section j> the same idea is expressed by the rosicrucian formula of the trinity "ex deo nascimur. in jesu morimur per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus" this is also identical with the word lux, l.v.x, which is formed by the arms of a cross. it is this formula which is implied in those ancient and modern monuments in which the phallus is worshipped as the saviour of the world. the doctrine of resurrection as vulgarly understood is false and


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account of the impending crisis to civilization, of which mention will later be made. there is no good purpose, even were there license, to discuss the nature of the basis of scientific attainment which is the core of the doctrines of the society. it is only necessary to point out that its correspondence with alchemy is the one genuine fact on the subject which has been allowed to transpire; for the rosicrucian, as indicated by his central symbol, the barren cross on which he has made a rose to flower, occupies himself primarily with spiritual and physiological alchemy. taking for "the first matter of the work" a neutral or inert substance (it is constantly described as the commonest and least valued thing on earth, and may actually connote any substance whatever) he deliberately poisons

wna blavatsky, with the distinct mission to destroy, on the one hand, the crude schools of christianity, and, on the other, to eradicate the materialism from physical science. she made the necessary connection with edward maitland and anna kingsford, who were trying rather helplessly to put the exoteric formulae of the white school into th hands of students, and with the secret representatives of the rosicrucian brotherhood. it is not for us in this place to estimate the degree of success with which she carried out her embassy; but at least we see today that physical science is at last penetrating to the spiritual basis of material phenomena. the work of henry poincar, einstein, whitehead, and bertrand russell is sufficient evidence of this fact. christianity, too, has fallen into a lower


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE OLD AND NEW COMMENTARIES TO LIBER AL

. i invoke, i greet thy presence, o ra-hoor-khuit! unity uttermost showed! i adore the might of thy breath, supreme and terrible god, who makest the gods and death to tremble before thee- i, i adore thee! appear on the throne of ra! open the ways of the khu! lighten the ways of the ka! the ways of the khabs run through to stir me or still me! aum! let it fill me" the new comment stanza 3 suggests the rosicrucian benediction: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross! al iii,38 "so that thy light is in me& its red flame is as a sword in my hand to push thy order. there is a secret door that i shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters (these are the adorations, as thou hast written, as it is said: the li


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without exception, in the last three or four days, has these images. the ideal condition seems likely to be perfect oblivion or (in the adept) is the tamo-guna, the power of elemental darkness, broken once and for ever, so that his sleep is vivid and rational as another man's waking; his waking another man's samadhi; his samadhi to which he ever strives at least this later view is suggested by the rosicrucian formula of reception: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross! and by the hindu statement that in the attained yogin 102 the kundalini sleeps in the svadistthana, no more in the muladhara cakkr m. see also the rosicrucian lecture on the microcosmos, where this view is certainly upheld, the qliphoth of


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evil. hb:dalet hb:yod hb:heh. i further promise always to. display brotherly love and forbearance towards the members of the whole order. hb:dalet hb:vau hb:samekh hb:yod. i also undertake to work unassisted at the subjects prescribed for study in the various practical grades. hb:taw hb:vau hb:koph hb:lamed hb:mem. finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him with care, before acknowledging him to be so [the obligation being finished, the chain of humility and the robe of mourning are removed from the aspirant, and the "third adept" completes the "first point" by communicating verbally the following history of the order of the rose and cross to the aspirant] know then, o aspirant, that the mysteries of the rose


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us the order of heredom (harodim) rosy cross, which has an unchanged ritual from 1740, at least, draws upon dionysius the areopagite, a disciple of st paul, and it has also a rhythmetical description of the new jerusalem. again, two entire degrees of the scottish rite of 33 degree are drawn from the apocalypse, and certainly entered the rite before 1758, and seem as if they were drawn bodily from the rosicrucian militia of the cross: i allude to the 17 degree knight of the east and west, and the 19 degree of grand pontiff, which treat upon the heavenly jerusalem, and the opening scene of the revelations. it was rather a pity that when the late albert pike was revising the rituals, he did not consolidate the rite by changing the places of the 17 degree with the 20 degree, which latter treat


ALICE A BAILEY19 THE UNFINISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY

re intermediate in nature and are intended to bridge the gap between the esoteric schools of the past and the true schools which will later appear. these facts might be- 151- the unfinished autobiography copyright 1998 lucis trust summarised as follows: 1. esoteric schools in the past these are the schools with which we are most familiar, such as the inner schools of the many theosophical groups, the rosicrucian orders and the countless mystical and metaphysical organisations. they are definitely exoteric in nature but are useful in challenging public interest. they convey much useful information about the three worlds of human evolution the physical world, the world of the emotions and the mental world. they are definitely for neophytes upon the path of probation. they are concerned with


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f his search he meets atlas, bearing the burden of the world, and so impressed is he with the weight of that responsibility and the load that atlas, the great master, is carrying, that he forgets all about the goal and his search for the golden apples and endeavors to lift the burden off the shoulders of atlas. when aspirants in the religious field and in the church, in the theosophical field, in the rosicrucian field, and in the many groups to which they gravitate, have learned to forget themselves in [73] service and to lose sight of their spiritual selfishness by helping humanity, there will be a much more rapid gathering in of initiates through the portal on to the path that leads from darkness to the light, and from the unreal to the real. one of the great ones has said that "there ar


AN INTRO TO STUDY OF THE KABALAH

d of the good to be thus derived, i desire to call attention to the dogmas of the old hebrew kabalah. i had the good fortune to be attracted to this somewhat recondite study, at an early period of life, and i have been able to spare a little time in subsequent years to collect some knowledge of this hebrew religious philosophy; my information upon the subject has been enlarged by my membership of the rosicrucian society. yet the kabalistic books are so numerous and so lengthy, and so many of them only to be studied in rabbinic hebrew and chaldee that i feel to-day less confident of my knowledge of the kabalah than i did twenty years ago, when this essay was first published, after delivery in the form of lectures to a society of hermetic students in 1888. since that date a french translatio

es between the earliest and latest doctrines on a given point are sometimes very great, as is shown by a comparison of the books of the rabbis of different eras and schools. some of the kabalistic teaching has also never been printed nor published, and has been handed down even to this day from master to pupil only: there are some points not found in any hebrew book, which i myself have taught in the rosicrucian society and in hermetic lodges. an attentive study of some of these old mystical hebrew books discloses the existence of intentional "blinds" which appear to have been introduced to confine certain dogmas to certain students fitted to receive them, and to preserve them from promiscuous distribution and so from misuse by the ignorant or vicious. two or three centuries have now passe


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essences of things must exist. fire and water, or father* and mother, may be taken here to mean the divine ray and chaos "chaos, from this union with spirit obtaining sense, shone with pleasure, and thus was produced the protogonos (the first-born light" says a fragment of hermas. damascius calls it dis in "theogony "the disposer of all things (see cory's "ancient fragments" p. 314) according to the rosicrucian tenets, as handled and explained by the profane for once correctly, if only partially, so "light and darkness are identical in themselves, being only divisible in the human mind; and according to robert fludd "darkness adopted illumination in order to make itself visible (on rosenkranz. according to the tenets of eastern occultism, darkness is the one true actuality, the basis and


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the story of col..s appearance to his old regiment at great length twice over. and we have yet the equinox 302 another complaint. he has apparently gone over almost wholly to the spiritists, and he has allowed himself at times to take a very crude flag-waving attitude about national psychologies. i should like to point out that every case of supernormal phenomenon is explained fully if we accept the rosicrucian teaching with regard to elementals. there is no space for detailed exposition of these points, but those familiar with the theory will find no difficulty at all in applying it to any particular case. this book is decidedly superior to true ghost stories; it is intended for read ers of a somewhat higher type of intelligence. but mr. carrington s way is not the way of those who becom

two paths 43 malice, than to refrain from hitting him and be falsely accused of cowardice. 21. if thou art told that to gain liberation thou hast to hate thy mother and disregard thy son; to disavow thy father and call him .householder; for man and beast all pity to renounce.tell them their tongue is false. this verse explains that the adept has no business to break up his domestic circumstances. the rosicrucian doctrine that the adept should be a man of the world, is much nobler than that of the hermit. if the ascetic doctrine is carried to its logical conclusion, a stone is holier than buddha himself. read, however, liber clvi (see the equinox, also book 4, part iii, appendix vii) 22. thus teach the tirthikas, the unbelievers. it is a little difficult to justify the epithet .unbeliever


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ds. this paragraph begins with the attribution of the physical sun to the letter resh. it goes on to warn us that the physical sun is not to be confounded with the spiritual sun. 3 this paragraph is reminiscent of the great egyptisn symbol of the winged disk. the key-word is kanaphim, k n p i m "wings, which adds up to 200, the numeral value of the letter resh. compare this with the conclusion of the rosicrucian fama fraternitatis, which ends, sub umbra alarum tuarum, jehova "under the shadow of thy wings, jehovah [177] the book of tokens in the last section the key-word is the noun sheer, sh i r "a song. this has the same numeral value, 510, as th. letter-name resh, r i sh, and is spelt with the same letters, in a different order. the word face, in the last line, is a direct play upon the


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john yarker, william wynn wescott, kenneth robert henderson mackenzie. 1884 warsaw edition zohar. saint-yves d'alveydre mission des juifs. 1885-1936 sri yukteswar 1886-1951 ren gu non 1886 frederick holland- the temple rebuilt 1887 frederick holland -the revelation of the shechinah 1887, 1893 (1911, scholem, 1890 "sepher yetzirah, the book of formation" w. wynn westcott, mb. jp. supreme magus of the rosicrucian society of england. 3rd edition samuel wesier, inc. translated from the hebrew. follows golden dawn. translates hebrew into english, and collated with latin versions of pistorius, postellus and rittangelius, following the latter, rather than former commentaries. 1887-1961 ren schwaller 1888 anna kingsford (annie bonus) dies papus' trait el mentaire de science occulte published; her


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he drank coffee with a "dark, attractive (never identified) woman. on the way to buy another coffee, he said he found himself in an alcove with "dazzling lights and mirrors. he felt dazed and bewildered. mirrored doors led to the hotel kitchen, but he didn't go through them. instead he went to the kitchen by a longer route. sirhan found himself in a hypnotic trance like those he experienced with the rosicrucian course. he told diamond of how he leaned on a table feeling sleepy and unsure of where he was. suddenly he looked up to see a group of people coming towards him. he noticed that one of them was bobby kennedy and in his conscious mind he decided to shake his hand. instead he pulled out the gun and started shooting. as psychiatrist diamond said "sirhan executed the crime in a twiligh


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of loxley, 17th earl of oxford. the american researcher brian desborough, among others, has established that the plays were the work of a syndicate of illuminati initiates in elizabethan society, headed by de vere and including sir francis bacon, john dee, and edmund spenser" elizabeth 1st (1558-1603) was serious bloodline and known as the "faerie queene. bacon was a knights templar, the head of the rosicrucian order, and the man who oversaw the translation of the king james version of the bible (see the biggest secret for more background. bacon also wrote a book called the new atlantis which described a society that later became the united states. he also wrote of an "invisible college" which covertly controlled events. one expression of this "invisible college" became the royal society

is the man who decided what the bible does or does not say! i am sure that the mass slaughter of "witches" by king james and the christian church is connected with destroying certain bloodlines passed on through the female dna. sir francis bacon oversaw the translation of the king james bible. he was from the reptilian bloodline and a high initiate of the secret society network as grand master of the rosicrucian order. he was a knights templar, an inspiration behind the creation of freemasonry and the royal society, and a key member of the team of initiates under lord draconis, edward de vere, which compiled the "shakespeare" plays. out of babylon (2: christianity the old testament was joined by the "new" with the founding of christianity, a religion that was based on the same levite fable

g his wives, changed his mind and supported the luther "revolution. he kept the title, though, and this is the origin of the term defender of the faith used by british monarchs to this day. the british crown is supposed to defend protestant christianity, but carries the title awarded by a pope! it's all such a farce. martin luther, who used a rose and a cross as his personal seal, was an agent of the rosicrucian order, that ancient strand in the illuminati web. luther's protestant creed was subdivided into countless sects. one was calvinism, which later became the sickness of the mind known as the puritan faith. this was used most effectively to instigate and justify the genocide of god save us from religion 221 the native americans. the real name of john calvin, the man who started all th


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faded from the public scene until the last few years. anotherbloodline monarch from the reptilian stable became king of the franks. his name wascharles, better known as charlemagne, one of the most celebrated monarchs in thehistory of europe. he was an early patron of the stone masons who later built thegothic cathedrals of europe for the templars. in toulouse he is said to have founded alodge of the rosicrucian order, which has its origins at least as far back as ancientegypt,4 and relates, as stated, to the rosi-crusis, the symbol of the reptilian bloodlines.charlemagne vastly extended the frankish empire and in 800 he was installed asemperor of the west in the papal empire of pope leo iii. the church of rome/babyloncontrolled much of western and central europe. this domination was compl

cient greek, egyptian and gnosticworks, including those of plato and pythagoras. this transformed art and culture amongthe privileged classes of europe and the power of the church was under more challengethan ever before. it also enlisted many more influential people into the gathering secretsociety network. the pressure on the church establishment was increased still further bythe publication of the rosicrucian manifestos in 1614 to 1616 which claimed to beissued by a secret group of initiates in germany and france. they pledged to transformthe world with the esoteric knowledge and herald a new era of religious and politicalfreedom. the catholic church and the holy roman empire were fiercely condemned.the order of the rose cross or rosicrucians, however, was no new fad. it wasfounded, app

abouteverything. behind the shakespeare plays was the hidden hand behind most historicalevents of significance- the brotherhood networks. and nothing sums up the attitude of thisgroup better than the words bacon/dev ere wrote for the witches in his play, macbeth:fair is foul and foul is fair. as manly p. hall, the freemasonic historian, wrote of bacon:165he was a rosicrucian, some have intimated the rosicrucian. if not actually the illustriousfather c.r.c. referred to in the rosicrucian manifestos, he was certainly a high initiate ofthe rosicrucian order. those enthusiasts who for years have struggled to identify sirfrancis bacon as the true bard of avon might long since have won their case had theyemphasised its most important angle, namely, that sir francis bacon, the rosicrucianinitiat

with the priory of sion.the figure which encapsulated these connections was james vi of scotland, whosucceeded elizabeth i and became james i of england and scotland. he was the onlychild of mary queen of scots. the stuart bloodline with its connections to the reptilianmerovingians was now on the throne of both england and scotland. under jamess166patronage, the scottish and templar knowledge and the rosicrucian knowledge offrancis bacon and others could merge and become united under the name, freemasonry.so could the knowledge of the reptilian house of lorraine, another bloodline of kingjames. he had the whole set, this guy. for this reason, and others, you find the namesjames and st james appear many times in the titles of brotherhood companies,organisations and their locations. the amer

ward i in 1290. as i described earlier, this was thetime when the black nobility in amsterdam were preparing to put their man, williamof orange, on the british throne.everything interconnects with everything else in the most remarkable way because itis being coordinated from the lower fourth dimension which can see into this one. the170christian church was split into rival and violent factions by the rosicrucian, martinluther, and the emergence of a vicious brand of the protestant faith called calvinism,later known as the puritans. its founder john calvin was actually jean caum fromnoyons, france, who was educated at the brotherhood-controlled, college du montagu.this is also where ignatius loyola, the catholic founder of the society of jesus, thejesuits, was educated. caum moved to paris

were freemasons who knewthat that direction was flawed and untrue. no doubt the same applies today. some familiarnames are about to appear again. the father of the royal society, who was said to be itsinspiration before he died (or moved locations, was francis bacon, the top rosicrucian,translator of the bible, and architect of freemasonry. the royal society stalwarts alsoincluded: isaac newton, the rosicrucian grand master of the priory of sion, who becamea fellow in 1672; lord moray, a scottish freemason; elias ashmole, one of the firstregistered freemasons; and andrew michael chevalier ramsey, a leading light offreemasonry, who was admitted to the royal society without any scientific qualificationswhatsoever. another fellow was john byrom, a freemason and member of the cabalaclub, also

met in oxford from 1650. just such a group was proposed byfrancis bacon in his book, the new atlantis. this invisible college included thefamed scientist robert boyle, another grand master of the priory of sion, and sirchristopher wren, the architect behind st pauls cathedral in the city of london, thefinancial centre of the black nobility and the babylonian brotherhood. both weregrand masters of the rosicrucian order. st pauls, and the rebuilding of the city ingeneral, was made possible by the great fire of london in 1666 and how interestingthat both wren, the architect who designed st pauls cathedral on a former site of dianaworship, and robert hooke, one of three city surveyors after the fire, were bothmembers of the royal society and high initiates of the secret societies. the new city


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he dead to breath. the granite plug, a block 15 feet long, which was at the beginning of the ascending passage, was placed there when the construction reached that level. speculation abounds as to the great pyramid's true function. orthodox egyptologists cling to the belief that the great pyramid was used as a tomb for cheops, the egyptian king during whose reign the pyramid was supposedly built. the rosicrucian society believes that the pyramid was used as an initiation chamber to test advanced adepts. some believe that it is an interstellar beacon to guide alien spacecraft to planet earth. whatever the great pyramid is, it is not a tomb nor has it ever been. as a minimum, it is a testimony that advanced technology existed on the earth, rivaling our own, over 6000 year ago. a recent test


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unconscious. a method of utilizing the psionic discipline of clairvoyance, via means of a crystal ball, black mirror, or bowl of water, etc. seance: from the old french "seoir" from the latin "sedere" meaning "to sit. in spiritism (q.v, or spiritualism, a session or meeting at which spiritualists attempt to contact with the spirits of the dead. secret chiefs: supernatural beings who preside over the rosicrucian (q.v) and other occult (q.v) and esoteric (q.v) currents and communicate occult teaching to men and woman who seek to follow that path. the head of the hermetic order of the golden dawn, s. l. macgregor mathers (q.v, was said to be in communication with them, though he could not describe who and what they were. aleister crowley (q.v) also claimed a psychic link to these entities. s


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n its composition, hence the luminous globe we see in the sky; but the really important part of its composition is etheric, because it was during the phase of evolution when life was developing the etheric form that the moon had its heyday, and for this reason the phase is called by some occultists the luna phase of evolution. those who want to know more of this subject will find it dealt with in the rosicrucian cosmo-conception, by max heindel, and the secret doctrine, by mme blavatsky. as the qabalists use a different system of classification to the vedantists, we cannot open up the vast subject of the "rays and the rounds" in these pages. it must suffice to give dogmatically certain facts known to occultists and indicate where the reader can find further information if he desires it. 16


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.1939. lewis dates efforts to found the order to 1909 when he met with french rosicrucians at toulouse for his original initiation. upon his return to america, he began holding meetings. amorc headquarters moved to florida and then in the early 1920s to san jose, california, where it is now located. here lewis and the order, which were becoming well known due to a publicity campaign, were sued by the rosicrucian fraternity under the leadership of r. swinburne clymer. the courts, as an outcome of the case, acknowledged the amorc as the legitimate rosicrucian order and since then the phrase has been trademarked by the group. the amorc teaches that god created the universe according to a set of immutable laws. human beings succeed in this life through attaining mastership, the ability to brin

ournal of religion and psychical research vol. 9 (1985: 189. swedenborg on the modus operandi of spirit communication. parapsychology review vol. 13 (1982: 6. berger, arthur s, and joyce berger. the encyclopedia of parapsychology and psychical research. new york: paragon house, 1991. andrae, johann valentin (1586.1654) johann valentin andrae, the german lutheran pastor who developed the legend of the rosicrucian occult orders, came from a line of ministers that included a grandfather who had been among martin luther s original supporters. andrae was born august 7, 1586, in herrenburg, wurttemberg. he attended tubingen university, and after graduation he became chaplain at stuttgart. in 1607, due to ill health, he returned to tubingen, where he was introduced to mysticism as a member of the

e order had supposedly been founded a century earlier and was only now being made public. the documents further invited inquiries from interested readers but failed to give an address or location for the fraternity. over the next decades, many would look in vain for the group. in 1619 andrae published a short work, the tower of babel, in which he confessed his authorship and told his readers that the rosicrucian order did not exist. he apparently derived the basic symbolism of the order from martin luther s coat of arms, which had a rose and a cross on it. however, by this time the original writings had spread far and wide, and many did not believe andrae s confession. andrae essentially left his rosicrucian ideas behind and moved to stuttgart as court prelate to the king of wurttemberg. h

the rosicrucian works of andrae, edited by paul m. allen, made them generally available to the public again. sources: allen, paul m. a christian rosenkreutz anthology. blauvelt, n.y: rudolf steiner publications, 1968. mcintosh, christopher. the rose cross unveiled. wellingborough, england: aquarian press, 1980. waite, a. e. the brotherhood of the rosy cross. london: rider, 1924. yates, frances a. the rosicrucian enlightenment. london: routledge& kegan paul, 1972. andreasson, betty betty andreasson, who in 1967 claimed she experienced an encounter with ufo beings, became the subject of one of the first controversies over the claimed contact with extraterrestrials that engaged the whole community of ufo researchers. in 1979, raymond fowler wrote the first of four books discussing what became

gical philosophy. 5 vols. st. paul, minn: llewellyn publications, 1974.81. the magick of sex. st. paul, minn: llewellyn publications, 1982. the magick of tarot. st. paul, minn: llewellyn publications, 1983. ausar auset society the ausar auset society, a rosicrucian body especially oriented to meet the needs of african americans, was founded in the mid-1970s by r. a. straughn, formerly the head of the rosicrucian anthropological league in new york city. straughn, under his adopted name ra un nefer amen, has written a number of occult texts on hermetic and eastern religions. he has also developed a unique tarot the ausar auset society, a rosicrucian body especially oriented to meet the needs of african americans, was founded in the mid-1970s by r. a. straughn, formerly the head of the rosicr

of books before passing the work to paola hugh and the fleur de lys foundation in tacoma, washington. concurrent with but independent of hunt was the activity of rosicrucian corine heline, the founder of the new age bible and philosophy center in santa monica, california. in 1943 she wrote healing and regeneration through color. heline, in the astrological tradition of her teacher max heindel of the rosicrucian fellowship, saw colors related to astrological signs. she also believed that illnesses affecting specific parts of the body had correspondences to astrological signs. traditionally, for example, diseases of the head were related to aries. color treatment should be given in conjunction with astrological analysis. light, she suggested, also stimulated glands. glands serve as connecti

any of the pleiadian texts. sources: clow, barbara hand. chiron: rainbow between the inner and outer planets. st. paul, minn: llewellyn publications, 1987. heart of the christos: starseeding from the pleiades. santa fe, n. mex: bear& co, 1989. the pleiadian agenda: a new cosmology for the age of light. santa fe, n. mex: bear& co, 1995. clymer, r(euben) swinburne (1878.1966) for many years head of the rosicrucian fellowship (fraternitas rosae crucis, the oldest of the contemporary rosicrucian organizations, founded in the nineteenth century by pascal beverley randolph. clymer was born november 25, 1878, in quakertown, pennsylvania. he was educated at the college of medicine and surgery, chicago, illinois (m.d, 1902. clymer made a special study of osteopathy and naturopathy, and in 1910 he w

november 25, 1878, in quakertown, pennsylvania. he was educated at the college of medicine and surgery, chicago, illinois (m.d, 1902. clymer made a special study of osteopathy and naturopathy, and in 1910 he was registered as an osteopath in new york. he soon emerged as an early champion of natural forms of medical treatment, writing several books on the subject. clymer had become associated with the rosicrucian fellowship as a young man. he enrolled as a neophyte in 1897. in cloven foot encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 304 1905 he became grand master of the rosicrucian fellowship and later succeeded james r. phelps as exalted grand master and edward brown as supreme grand master, a position he held until his death in 1966. in his work for the fellowship he created a numb


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joining the craft in the same year. he was author of the royal masonic cyclopaedia (1877) and also planned a work called the game of tarot: archaeologically and symbolically considered, which was announced but not published. in 1861 mackenzie visited the famous french occultist eliphas levi (alphonse louis constant) in paris and published vivid personal recollections of the man and his outlook in the rosicrucian, the journal of the societas rosicruciana in anglia. he also studied occultism with frederick hockley (1808.1885. mackenzie s other literary publications include burmah and the burmese (1853, zythogala; or, borne by the sea (a novel, 1872, and the fundamental constitutions of freemasonry (1877. in addition he translated and/or edited schamyl and circassia by f. wagner (1854, fairy

l and circassia by f. wagner (1854, fairy tales by j. w. wolf (1855, the marvellous adventures. of tyll owlglass by t. eulenspiegel (1859, the life of bismarck by j. g. l. hesekiel (1870, and bismarck: his authentic biography by g. e. l. von bismarck-schoenhausen. he also edited early issues of a masonic periodical titled kneph in 1881. on april 21, 1873, mackenzie read a paper on eliphas levi to the rosicrucian society (societas rosicruciana in anglia, of which he became a member. he subsequently contributed papers to their journal, the rosicrucian. he resigned from the society in 1875 while preparing his royal masonic cyclopaedia. in subsequent years, he seems to have lived precariously on a modest income from journalism. he developed a system of astrological prediction of horse race win

to the same volume the substance of two pamphlets already published in german but which, in view of their importance, were translated into latin for the benefit of the european literati. the first pamphlet was entitled colloquium rhodostauroticum trium personarium per famem et confessionem quodamodo revelatam de fraternitate rosoe crucis. the second was an echo colloquii by hilarion on behalf of the rosicrucian fraternity. from these pamphlets it appears that maier considered himself a member of the mystical order. he became the most profuse writer on alchemy of his time. most of his works, many of which are adorned with curious plates, are obscure with the exception of his rosicrucian apologies. maimonides, rabbi moses (1135.1204) a great spanish-hebrew philosopher, theologian, and autho

on press, 1986. new age bible and philosophy center the new age bible and philosophy center is a rosicrucian study center in santa monica, california, founded in 1931 by mary elizabeth shaw. though shaw led the center, it was also for many years a vehicle for the teaching activity of corinne heline and her husband, theodore heline. corinne heline was a prominent student of max heindel, founder of the rosicrucian fellowship, and she remained a member of the fellowship through the 1920s. during this period she began work on metaphysical bible interpretation, a project that eventually resulted in a seven-volume series. in 1930 she married theodore heline, and they founded the new age press and affiliated with the center in santa monica. many of the helines writings remain in print and may be

new york city as an artist. along the way he joined the masons. at this time there was within the masonic movement a rosicrucian society, but its membership was limited to masons. in 1907 sylvester c. gould decided to found a rosicrucian group that would be open to all. plummer worked with gould in the formation of the group, the societas rosicruciana in america, and the founding of a periodical, the rosicrucian brotherhood. gould died in 1909, and plummer emerged as the sole leader of the society, a position he held for the rest of his life. he also founded the first rosicrucian church in america. he was ordained and later consecrated as a bishop (1918) by manuel ferrando of the reformed episcopal church. in 1916 plummer founded the mercury publishing company and launched mercury, a quart

l church and holy orthodox church in america merged and took the name of the latter body. plummer developed congregations of the holy orthodox church in all of the cities where rosicrucian lodges had previously been developed. he also consecrated four men to assist him, one of whom, stanislaus wotowski, eventually succeeded plummer as head of the church. plummer wrote a number of books, including the rosicrucian fundamentals (1920, principles and practice for rosicrucians (1947, the art of rosicrucian healing (1947, and the science of death (1978. he also wrote the lessons for the rosicrucian society. plummer died january 26, 1944, and was succeeded by witowski and his wife, gladys plummer. his widow eventually married witowski and succeeded him. she was known during the last years of her

randolph and flora beverly, a black woman who claimed descent from madagascan royalty. at age 16 he went to sea, but this career ended five years later, when he was injured in an accident. he settled in philadelphia and worked as a barber, while he trained as an eclectic (natural) physician and avidly studied magnetism and spiritualism. he later claimed to have been named the supreme hierarch of the rosicrucian fraternity in 1846. randolph, who traveled to europe in 1854, claimed that he met occult magician eliphas levi and began a relationship with the european rosicrucians (a claim which can neither be proven nor contradicted. in 1858, on a trip to england, he was made the supreme grand master of the western world and knight of l ordre du lis. following this trip he founded the first mo

19. sources: berger, arthur s, and joyce berger. the encyclopedia of parapsychology and psychical research. new york: paragon house, 1991. pleasants, helene, ed. biographical dictionary of parapsychology. new york: helix press, 1964. rayleigh, lord. presidential address. proceedings of the society for psychical research 30, 70 (1918.1919. rays from the rose cross (magazine) monthly publication of the rosicrucian fellowship founded by max heindel (1865.1919. it may be ordered from the fellowship s headquarters at 2222 mission ave, oceanside, ca 92054-2399. the magazine is also available on the society s homepage at http//www.rosicrucian.com/rays.htm. sources: rays from the rose cross magazine. http/ www.rosicrucian.com/rays.htm. march 8, 2000. reality change (magazine) quarterly magazine fo


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into a sect.1 however, when marin mersenne, who disliked them intensely, emphasises in one of his works how much he is opposed "aux magiciens et aux charlatans qu'on appelle freres de la rose-croix, lesquels se vantent d'entendre trismegiste et tous les cabalistes de l'antiquite",2 this is enough to place them as belonging in some way within our hermetic- cabalist tradition. the first document in the rosicrucian mystery is the manifesto published at cassel in 1614.3 this peculiar publication falls into two strangely ill-matched parts; the "general reformation" is nothing but a translation into german of chapter 77 of traiano boccalini's ragguagli di parnaso; the "fama fraternitas" is the rosicrucian manifesto. i had occasion to mention boccalini's ragguagli di parnaso in chapter xix where

in these days reign in men's hearts ,3 1 see a. belloni/ seicento, storia letteraria d'ltalia, milan, ed. of 1955. p- 47i. 2 traiano boccalini, ragguagli di parnaso, centuria i, ragguaglio 77 (in the edition of venice, 1669, pp. 214 ff; in the english translation by henry, earl of monmouth, advertisements from parnassus, london, 1669, pp. 119 ff; original of the german translation published with the rosicrucian fama, in chymische hochzeit, etc, ed. maack, separately paged at end; english translation, based on monmouth's translation, in waite, op. cit, pp. 36 ff. 3 monmouth's translation, ed. cit, p. 121; waite's translation, op. cit, p- 4i- 409 after hermes trismegistus was dated solon thinks that this can best be done by making a new division of the world's goods, so that all have equal

le, and in the end, the age was dressed up again in a gay jacket to hide his rotten carcase, and the reformers abandoned their larger plans for a general reformation of the whole world and confined themselves to regulating the price of cabbages, sprats, and pumpkins. in striking contrast to the sophisticated disillusion, the bitter irony, of the weary venetian liberal is the "fama fraternitas, or the rosicrucian manifesto which follows the german translation of the extract from boccalini. the latter is as naive and incoherent as the former is experienced and lucid. we gather that the fraternity of the rosy cross was founded by one christian rosencreutz, a german, who was educated in a monastery and afterwards travelled widely, particularly in the east.1 the magia and cabala of the wise men

ccording to our desire and the expectation of others; for it is fitting, that before the rising of the sun there should appear and break forth aurora, or some clearness, or divine light in the sky.1 it is also intimated near the beginning of the "fama" that man is about "to understand his own nobleness and worth, and why he is called microcosmus, and how far his knowledge extendeth into nature".2 the rosicrucian general reformation of the world would appear to be a mystical and magical development, perhaps something like that rising sun of magical reform which bruno hailed. linked as it is, through the extract from boccalini, to the liberal italian viewpoint which bruno, on his political level, also represented, the thought at which i hinted in a preceding chapter3 again arises in the mind

rosicrucians, tommaso campanella has been so mentioned, and here the link seems certain. it will be remembered that campanella's german disciple, tobias adami, took some of campanella's manuscripts to germany and eventually published them there.3 it was to tubingen that he took them, between about 1611 and about 1613, where lived johann valentin andreae, who, whether or not actually the author of the rosicrucian manifestoes, was certainly connected with the group whence they emanated. it seems undoubted that campanella's ideas reached andreae in this way, and also through another german, his close friend wense, who visited campanella in naples in 1614. wense suggested that andreae's proposed christian union should be called the city of the sun, and further, andreae's published work on an i

, the asclepius and its magical religion) is representative of bruno's egyptianism which he arrived at by his refusal so painfully unorthodox and shocking to admit the christian interpretation of these writings. these four examples of what happened after hermes trismegistus was dated must suffice to give an impression of hermetism in the seventeenth century. it was slow in losing its grip. fludd, the rosicrucian, and kircher, the jesuit, both maintained renaissance hermetic-cabalist attitudes by ignoring or forgetting that hermes trismegistus was not still the ancient priscus theologus that he was to ficino. the cambridge platonists accepted casaubon's criticisms in the main, with the result that cambridge platonism, bereft of the hermetic foundation, must be a very different matter from r

nk, and quotes the passages against himself in the quaestiones in genesim with detailed rejoinders. in this "strife of wisdom with folly, fludd presents himself as the representative of deep wisdom, whilst mersenne is the superficial fool. in his earlier works, fludd had identified himself with the rosicmcians and mersenne had included this mysterious brotherhood in his censures on fludd, so that the rosicrucian cause became involved in the fludd-mersenne controversy. hence in another publication, probably partly by fludd, against mersenne entitled sumrnum bonum (1629),1 the highest good is defined on the title-page as "the magia, cabala and alchymia of the brothers of the rosy cross. in this work, when replying to a passage against ficino in mersenne's quaestiones in genesim,2 the writer

f the music of the spheres; and there are survivals of animism in his theories.4 nevertheless, kepler had an absolutely clear perception of the basic difference between genuine mathematics, based on quantitative measurement, and the "pythagorean" or "hermetic" mystical approach to number. he saw with the utmost distinctness that 1 e. garin "nota sull'ermetismo, cultura, p. 144. 2 ibid, p. 146. to the rosicrucian dreams should be added the pseudo- egyptian hermetic dreams of the jesuit, kircher. 3 the importance of the fludd-kepler controversy is touched on by e. cassirer in his das erkenntnisproblem in der philosophic und wissenschaft der neueren zeit. there is a valuable essay on it by w. pauli "the influence of archetypal ideas on the scientific theories of kepler" in c. g. jung and w. p


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on that the alchemists who had studied more deeply that the majority, were forced to embody their teachings in highly allegorical and symbolical language. their teaching concerning the spiritual evolution of man, and their use of the terms salt, sulphur, mercury, and azoth, so mystifying to the masses, were nevertheless rooted in cosmic truths, highly illuminating to the initiate. the students of the rosicrucian teachings who have learned how the world came into being and the process of gradual creation should have no difficulty in properly understanding every part of the alchemist's language. we know in the first place, that there was a time when man-in-the-making was a hermaphrodite, male-female, and able to create from himself, and we remember also that at that time he was like the plan

he earth from the circumference to the center form the path of initiation, both for the sons of seth and the sons of cain, and that is the reason why little or nothing is said of the inner construction of the earth in the multitude of books dealing with subjects of occultism. those who are simply psychics do not know, and those who do know are not saying much. there is a chapter on the subject in the rosicrucian cosmo-conception which gives about all that one dares to tell, and to that the reader is referred for further information than here given. the path of initiation is guarded in various ways. while we walk the earth in our physical bodies, we are drawn toward the center of the earth by the force of gravitation; but our bodies being solid, that is to say, of the same density as the ma

an scarcely be any question when we assert that the more men and women who engage in mystic masonry to consciously build this temple of the soul, the sooner we shall see the second advent of christ, and the stronger will be the race which he shall rule by the law of love. end of freemasonry and catholicism* click here to go to the beginning of this book* table of contents* click here to return to the rosicrucian fellowship home page* rosicrucian fellowship philosophy study courses information* order the printed version of this book. please give us your feedback rosicrucian fellowship- international headquarters 2222 mission avenue, oceanside, ca 92054-2399, usa po box 713, oceanside, ca 92049-0713, usa (760) 757- 6600 (760) 721- 3806 (fax) e-mail: rosfshp@rosicrucianfellowship.l: freemason


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feedback rosicrucian fellowship- international headquarters 2222 mission avenue, oceanside, ca 92054-2399, usa po box 713, oceanside, ca 92049-0713, usa (760) 757- 6600 (760) 721- 3806 (fax) e-mail: rosfshp@rosicrucianfellowship.l: freemasonry and catholicism by max heindel [1865-1919] an exposition of the cosmic facts underlying these two great institutions as determined by occult investigation the rosicrucian fellowship international headquarters p.o. box 713 oceanside, california, 92054, u.s.a. table of contents* part i: lucifer, the rebel angel* part ii: the masonic legend* part iii: the queen of sheba* part iv: casting the molten sea* part v: the mystery of melchisedec* part vi: spiritual alchemy* part vii: the philosopher's stone--what is it and how it is made* part viii: the path o

a. table of contents* part i: lucifer, the rebel angel* part ii: the masonic legend* part iii: the queen of sheba* part iv: casting the molten sea* part v: the mystery of melchisedec* part vi: spiritual alchemy* part vii: the philosopher's stone--what is it and how it is made* part viii: the path of initiation* part ix: armageddon, the great war, and the coming age part i lucifer, the rebel angel the rosicrucian fellowship aims to educate and construct, to be charitable even to those from whom we differ, and never to vent the venom of vituperation, spite, or malice even upon those who seem deliberately determined to mislead. we revere the catholic religion; it is as divine in its essence, as both were born to further the aspiration of the striving soul, and both have a message and a missio

es in the work, he rises step by step, and at each degree more light is given. there are 3x3 degrees in the lesser mysteries; when the candidate has passed the 9th arch, he is in the holy of holies, which forms the gate to greater fields beyond the scope of masonry. for further elucidation of that subject the student is referred to the chapters on initiation, volcanic eruption and the number 9 in the rosicrucian cosmo-conception. advancement and promotion in mystic masonry is not dependent on favor; it cannot be given till it has been earned and the candidate has stored in himself the power to rise, any more than a pistol can be fired till it has been loaded. initiation is merely like pulling the trigger, and consists in showing the candidate how to use the power latent within himself. the

anean region where his vital body is still kept awaiting the day of final egress of the christ spirit at the second advent. in our next chapter we shall follow hiram abiff along this path of initiation to the embodiment he wore at the time of christ's appearance upon the earth, showing where and how he received the new initiation* click here to continue* table of contents* click here to return to the rosicrucian fellowship home page* rosicrucian fellowship philosophy study courses information* order the printed version of this book. please give us your feedback rosicrucian fellowship- international headquarters 2222 mission avenue, oceanside, ca 92054-2399, usa po box 713, oceanside, ca 92049-0713, usa (760) 757- 6600 (760) 721- 3806 (fax) e-mail: rosfshp@rosicrucianfellowship.e freemasonr


GILBERT AE WAITE A MAGICIAN OF MANY PARTS

ther body, the independent and rectified rite: waite's versionofthe hermeticorderof the golden dawn_ 12_'goldendemonsthatnonecanstay'-anhermeticorderofthegoldendawnearlyin 1867, at a timewhenthe young a. e. waite was preparing for his first communion, the prehistory of the goldendawnwas being acted out. two english freemasons,r.w. little and w.j.hughan, were advanced through a series of grades in the rosicrucian society in scotia (they had been admitted to the first, or zelator grade on 31 december 1866),so that they would be qualified to form a similar society in england.on1 june 1867, at aldermanbury in thecityof london, thesocietasrosicrueianain anglia held its first meeting, although it waslooked upon as a reconstitution rather than an inauguration, for the members maintained that they

dormant society that had been active during the 1850s. this society, in turn, wasthoughtto have preservedthe ethos, ifnotthe historical continuity, of the original rosicrucian brotherhoodofthe early seventeenth century; that such a brotherhood may never have existed 225 didnottroublethe members of the s.r.i.a: what mattered was that they should preserve its principles.thethree pamphlets (known as the rosicrucian manifestos) on which the rosicrucian myth was founded, were published in germany between 1614 and1616.they were thefamafraternitatis,confessiofraternitatis,andchymischehocnzeit(the chemical wedding; anthoughtto have been theworkof a prominent lutheran scholar, johann valentinandreae, and were possiblyissued with a political intent.whetherornotthis was so, they caught the popular im

espectablebodywhose members engaged in nothing more nefarious than the intellectual pursuit of the occult sciences; and in that year the society gained a new member whose inventive genius in the field of occultism was second to none:drwilliamwynnwestcott.1westcott was, as befitted a rosicrucian, a medicalpractitioneras well as being an active freemason and an enthusiastic believer inthereality of the rosicrucian myth. he was also a kabbalist, a keen theosophist, and a supporter 'from its inception, in 1884, of anna kingsford and edward maitland's 'hermetic society, which laid great emphasis on the western as opposed to the eastern tradition of occultism. all these activities ledhimto recognize the contribution that ladiescould-anddid-maketo the advancement of occult knowledge, and he devel

isitrudolfsteiner and to take part in his rosicrucian ceremonies. before his departure meakin had been elevated to gradeofadept usminorby waite 'acting as adeptus exemptus in felkin's stellamatutinatemple at bassett road.-in order, said waite, that he should carrywithhim'thefullestritualadvantagethatwas possible in his case'(slt,p. 221. in fact, waite was intensely curious as to steiner's role in the rosicrucian movement on the continent, and he questioned meakin closely on his return, only to discoverthattheceremonies werenotas impressive as those in england and served mainly as a vehicle for propagating steiner's philosophical teachings.whenfelkin himself visited steiner inthefollowing year he came backwitha far more flowery account of hisowninitiation (he and his wife'werereceived toget


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there is much that still needs to be said, and from a less critical viewpoint than thatofelliehowe inthemagiciansofthegoldendawn(see the appendix by gerald suster to my bookthecompletegoldendawnsystemofmagick).robert gilbert's book is written more in sympathy and sorrow fortheorder'sfollies than with cynicism or contempt, and it is a welcome addition to the literature that has accumulated around the rosicrucian legend.italso presents significant new material.thestoryofthe golden dawn is oneofvanity, gullibility and*aquarianpress,1983foreword9deception; and yet there inheres initan impressive nobility, a breadthofconcept and a magnanimity of both stature and structure that will persist and which is still worthy of our attention.francis israel regardiesedona, arizona, october1982introductio

an' and 'the promulgationofwhatever may conduce to the general happiness and welfare of mankind'.itis unlikely in the extreme that he intended this as a means of promoting illuminized radical politics. but whether one sees it as revolutionary or respectable, the hermetic orderofthe golden dawn was primarily a magical order and its deepest roots lay in the magical tradition, which in england meant the rosicrucian tradition, and in particular a certaindrsigismund bacstrom.ofbacstrom little is known save that he was of dutch or scandinavian origin, had travelled widely, to spitzbergen in1780and to mauritius in1794,and maintained a passionate interest in alchemy, collecting rare alchemical texts and performing alche255 mical experiments in his own laboratory with a small coterie of friends. an

from the fact that it had no instituted rituals, it would seem that de chazal's order did not derive from the german masonic order of the golden and rosy cross, of1m,butfrom the earlier alchemical rosicrucians described by sig255 mund richter in1710.bacstrom gives a further account of defoundation15chazal in a letterof1804to alexander tilloch, one of his fellow alchemists,butmakes no reference to the rosicrucian society.thereis in fact no evidence that bacstrom propagated theorderinengland-butlater occultists convinced themselves that he did simply because they wisheditto have been so.hadthere been an english rosicrucianorderin1800it is inconceivable that it would have been unknown to francis barr255 ett,buthe makes no reference to such anorder-eitherpast orpresent-inthemagus,even though h

certainly they stimulated a stream of replies, both attacking and defending the mysterious order while not producing one scrap of evidence for its real existence.therosicrucian myth, set out in the manifestoes, is this 'according to the "fama fraternitatis benedicti ordinis rosae crucis" and the "confessio fraternitatisrc."the notable mystic and adept known as christian rosenkreuz, the founder of the rosicrucian fraternity, was born in1378,of a noble family, and received his education in a cloister. a certain monk, p.a.l, took him as a companion on a journey to the holy land; they reached cyprus, and there p.a.l. died. christian rosenkreuz, however, went on alone to damascus, and to the sanctuary ofmountcarmel where he studied with the wise men, from thence to egypt, to fez and then to spa

fthe s.r.i.a. clairvoyance (the ability to 'see' distant events by extra-sensory means) had been frequently demons255 trated in the1840sby proponents of mesmerism who claimed to obtain starding results from subjects placed in a trance. another, and far older, method ofinducing clairvoyantvision was by means of gazing into a mirror or a crystal ball, bothofwhich were employed by frederick hockley, the rosicrucian seer. hockley's researches into crystal vision began in1824and continued up to the time of his death in1885.in1869he told the committee of the london dialectical society how the visions were received 'i knew a lady who was an admirable seeress, and obtained some splendid answers by means of crystals.theperson who has the power of seeing, notices first a kind of mist in the centreof

rned their secrets and compiled a book of talismanic magic;then he fell intothe hands of the inquisition and wasburned at the stakein1693,learningonly in the afterlife of the duplicity of the spirits he had summoned. hockleythen showed the spirit some magical talismans, and asked him if he knew anythingof them. the spirit replied 'i do know the characters. they were copied originally from some of the rosicrucian works. there's someprivate librariesand manuscriptsin romenow that are kept quite secret from strangers to the order, that are full of the most curious seals and descriptions ofspirits and spirit-places in their own language. you will find in my book the means of reading these" these seals and their interpretations hockley would most certainlyhave recorded, and as certainly theywou

lief, the flotation remains a mystery to this day. but what an entertaining mystery; and, after all, it did nobody any harm.iwestcott himself claimed to have obtained the ciphermanu255script from the revd a. f. a. woodford, an elderly masonic scholar who died, conveniently for westcott, at the endof1887 before thegoldendawn was announced to the world. in fact, it almost certainly came from within the rosicrucian society, of which woodford wasnota member, and was probably the work ofkennethmackenzie, whoseroyalmasoniccyclopaedia(1877)contained a listofrosicrucian grades that matched the golden dawn grade structure almost perfectly, mackenzie insisted that this list was his own work,buthe had lifted it intact from a28thegoldendawngermanrosicrucian text of1781-atext that would have been known

al planes and two years in the real world, all opposition was routed and the hermetic order of the golden dawn ruled supreme over a bandofsome seventy-eight rosicrucians scattered about the country and gathered into its three temples.thesiting of these temples indicates the order's dependence upon the s.rj.a. for a con255 tinuing supply of members. isis-urania in london was, of course, the hub of the rosicrucian universe and held fifty-five members in its orbit, while osiris at weston-super-mare claimed eight and horus at bradford thirteen, including one woman. bradford contained numerous freemasons from the york college of thes.lu.a.as well as many active theosophists; but weston-super255 mare owed its temple solely to the enthusiasm of its borough treasurer, benjamin cox, an ardent occul


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rmed them, flourished in the nile valley; which same tradition is also familiar to english people through our acquaintance with the book of genesis, whose reputed author was taught in egypt all the science and arts he possessed, even as the bible itself tells us, although the orthodox are apt to slur over this assertion of the old testament narrative.ourpresent world has taken almost no notice of the rosicrucian philosophy, nor until the last twenty years of any mysticism, and when it does condescend to stoop from its utilitarian and money-makingoccupations,itis only to condemn all such studies, root and branch, as waste of time and loss of energy.thevery name of 'christian rosenkreuz, the founder of rosicrucianism, would meet with hardly any sign of recognition in the best social or the l

occupations,itis only to condemn all such studies, root and branch, as waste of time and loss of energy.thevery name of 'christian rosenkreuz, the founder of rosicrucianism, would meet with hardly any sign of recognition in the best social or the literary circles of this country; and yet the mere publication in 1614 of a little pamphlet in germany, narrating the mode of foundation and the aims of the rosicrucian order, made such a stir throughout14themagical masoneurope, that even to-day there are extant six hundred tracts for and against the reality and thebonafidesof the doctrines of the order; which tracts were written and printed in germany and france alone, within a hundred years of the issue of the originalfamafraternitatis,or narrative of the establishment of the society of c.r. in

gnostic-christian form of the earlier work. i have no objection to urge against the notion which has been formulated by edward macbean among others, that thefamawas written by a true follower of christian rosenkreuz's original order, lind that the latter was written by valentine andrea, a well-known german theologian and mystic who flourished at that time. he may have been a low grade initiate of the rosicrucian order and have been ordered to publish thisconfessioto temper the storm which had been set up by the first tract. this effect, however, did not follow, and the polemic fury of theliteraticontinued in full force for many, many years. many modern critics have accepted this suggestion that andrea wrote theconfessio;but they err from want of study, who say that both are from the same h

ss and worth, and why he is called microcosmos- that is, i take it, man's unlimited range of improvement and that he is a mirrored reflection of the macrocosm, the divine universe of manifest255 ation. men are chided for adhering to short-sighted doctrines, as of aristotle and galen, when the greatertruthlies before them; of those teachersitis added that had they but been offered the knowledge of the rosicrucian initiation they would have accepted it with much joy. it is then explained that christian rosenkreuz on his returnchristian rosenkreuz23trom his travels, offered to the learned the elements of hiseasternlore; he showed them the errors of their church and how thewholephilosophiamoralismight be amended. butitis added 'these things were to them a laughing matter, for being a new thing

lastly, when abroad they devoted themselves first to charity and healing,andthen to the acquisition of more extended knowledge by observation and experiment. i am now to point out certain resemblances, possibly entirely superficial, which seemtome to exist betweenthenarrativeofchristian rosenkreuz and the origin of the theosophic prop255 aganda.letno error be made by you as to what is here said: the rosicrucian establishment, admitting of no demonstration, may be, if it seem good to you, regarded as a myth. theosophy is to us a great fact.butfor myself i studied western mysticism twenty years before i became a pupil of this school, and i esteem it highly, and so for me it is no slight to theosophy to compare it totheworkofchristian rosenkreuz. i admitthatthe present work ofthetheosophical

der, so may this lodge founded by your great inspirer,h.p.blavatsky, con255 tinue to flourish and extend until time shallbeno more with you.[reprintedfromtheosophicalsiftings,vol6, no.is, pp.3-14.]2.dataofthehistory oftherosicruciansaccording to thefama fratemaatisbenedictiordinisrosaecrucisand theconfessiofraternitatisr.c.the notable mystic and adept known as christian rosenkreuz, the founder of the rosicrucian fraternity, was born in 1378, of a noble family, and received his education in a cloister. a certain monk,p.a.l.,took him as a companion on a journey to the holy land; they reached cyprus, and there p.a.l. died. christian rosenkreuz, however, went on alone to damascus, and to the sanctuary of mount carmel where he studied with the wise men, from thence to egypt, to fez and then to

ly revealed to high continental adepts. in 1610 a notary named haselmeyer wrote that he had seen a ms copy of the history calledfamafratemitatis oder bruder255 schaft des hochlolichen ordens des rosenkreuzeswhen he was staying in the tyrol; the name of its author is unknown, or at any rate, has never been disclosed by any true rosicrucian. in 1614 thisfama,which was a narrative of the founding of the rosicrucian fraternity, was printed and published at cassel, in germany.thesoc. rosie. in anglia possesses a copy, which is preserved in the library of the high council in 1615 thefamawas re-published at frankfort-on-the255 main with the addition of the tract calledconfessio frater255 nitatis;these have been attributed to valentine andrea, and also to joachim junge, a philosopher and mathemati

ished at frankfort-on-the255 main with the addition of the tract calledconfessio frater255 nitatis;these have been attributed to valentine andrea, and also to joachim junge, a philosopher and mathematician, who died 1657, to the mystic giles guttman, and to one tauler, of whom little is known. it should be noted that although thef amaand theconfessiogavetothe world a knowledge of the existence of the rosicrucian fraternity, there is no evidence that these publications were authorized; and, indeed, certain discrepan255 cies to be found in these tractates bear internal evidence that they were not written by anyone who had accurate historical information or a real personal knowledge of the affairs of the brethren of the fraternity, nor do they exhibit literary ability. several other editions


GILBERT THE SORCERER AND HIS APPRENTICE

t trumps83and""minerva a. d vulcan8andttjvenus and man;dandtapollo and.dianaljzlandmercury and vestaandjupiter aj:l.djuno1ij1and)(ceresandneptunethusitmay beremarkedeilpassantistotallydifferenttotheastrological attribution of the. planets bearing the names of certain of tbe deities tothesigns.[officialpublication ofthea-:0:.copiedfrommathers'ms byj.w,brodie-innes;c.1910 .9.note by s.r.m.d.upon the rosicrucian ritualofthe relation. between chess and tarotattri\>ution spirit water fire air earthtarotace queen king- knight prince- king princess- knavethemodern game of chess is derived from the scheme which follows: whence its name chess from chequers, and like the tarot originals the chess pieces wereancientlysmall figures of egyptian gods, representing the divine forces in nature. the che

ways been the case throughout all history; whenever a race or people get materialistic, philosophy is kept alive secretly in private schools. when the people grow fit to understand these parables and dark sayings, then again they are told openly. there were many of these occult schools, and many exist to this day.anenormous amount of learning exists in them, an amount those outside do not credit. the rosicrucian body is a solid fact, and not the sub-section of freemasonry which goes by that name; it is absolutely an esoteric school, possessing extraordinary wisdom.162 the sorcererand his apprenticea large amount of wisdom has also been preserved among the freemasons, although they have lost a great deaf of what they ought. to have; they have a large quantity. of exoteric symbology, but, sa


GILBERT R A CHAOS OUT OF ORDER THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SWEDENBORGIAN RITE

he fundamental constitutions of the rite, a small pamphlet of twenty pages, in august 1877 and oversaw the production of all the balustres (directories) of the rite until his death in 1886. he also acted as publicist, defending the rite in the columns of the freemason, and providing an article about it, the swedenborgian rite: otherwise known as the primitive and original rite of freemasonry, for the rosicrucian and masonic record (new series, no. 10, april 1878, pp. 414 419) and thus bringing it to the attention of such members of the s.r.i.a. who had not already joined. and when yarker s journal, the kneph, began its erratic career in 1881, mackenzie ensured that the swedenborgian rite was regularly brought to the notice of its readers. nor did he neglect his own royal masonic cyclopaedi


GILBERT R A THE MASONIC CAREER OF A

arefully. he rejected the thesis of buhle that freemasonry was derived from rosicrucianism and set out the differences between the two brotherhoods 'originally an association for the diffusion of natural morality, it [freemasonry] is now simply a benefit society. the improvement of mankind and the encouragement of philanthropy were and are it s ostensible objects, and these also were the dream of the rosicrucian but, on the other, it has never aimed at a reformation in the arts and sciences, for it was never at any period a learned society, and a large proportion of its members have been chosen from illiterate classes. it is free alike from the enthusiasm and the errors of the elder order. it been singularly devoid of prejudices 6[6] eliphas levi was the pseudonym of the french occultist a

. its foundation has been attributed to johann valentin andreas, but this is an ignorant confusion, arising from the alleged connection of the theologican of wurtemberg with the society of christian rosencreutz'11[11. merely impolite references such as these could have been ignored, but not so his final chapter 'modern rosicrucian societies, which printed (pp. 416-22) the 'rules and ordinances of the rosicrucian society of england' quoted verbatim from the rosicrucian12[12. this was followed by an accurate account of the society's history and concluded by waite's own sarcastic and unkind critical comments 'the most notable circumstance connected with this society is the complete ignorance which seems to have prevailed amongst its members generally concerning everything connected with rosic


GNOSTIC CATECHISM

arefully. he rejected the thesis of buhle that freemasonry was derived from rosicrucianism and set out the differences between the two brotherhoods 'originally an association for the diffusion of natural morality, it [freemasonry] is now simply a benefit society. the improvement of mankind and the encouragement of philanthropy were and are it s ostensible objects, and these also were the dream of the rosicrucian but, on the other, it has never aimed at a reformation in the arts and sciences, for it was never at any period a learned society, and a large proportion of its members have been chosen from illiterate classes. it is free alike from the enthusiasm and the errors of the elder order. it been singularly devoid of prejudices 6[6] eliphas levi was the pseudonym of the french occultist a

. its foundation has been attributed to johann valentin andreas, but this is an ignorant confusion, arising from the alleged connection of the theologican of wurtemberg with the society of christian rosencreutz'11[11. merely impolite references such as these could have been ignored, but not so his final chapter 'modern rosicrucian societies, which printed (pp. 416-22) the 'rules and ordinances of the rosicrucian society of england' quoted verbatim from the rosicrucian12[12. this was followed by an accurate account of the society's history and concluded by waite's own sarcastic and unkind critical comments 'the most notable circumstance connected with this society is the complete ignorance which seems to have prevailed amongst its members generally concerning everything connected with rosic


GNOSTIC HANDBOOK

an cosmo conception to the work of rudolf steiner and alice bailey. in theosophy and related traditions, there is an original nothing or absence (1st c, a triune principle of will, the word and wisdom (2nd c) and a series of seven planes which bring together the other characteristics. the underworld is subsumed within the astral plane which is heindel s desire plane. the seven planes according to the rosicrucian cosmo-conception (heindel) divine plane. plane of virgin spirits. plane of divine spirit. plane of life spirit. plane of thought. desire plane. physical world. the gnostic handbook page 20 while this model may be useful, especially in the creation of resonances or correspondences between phenomena (for example, relating seven planes to the seven bodies of man, seven colours and ray


GNOSTIC STUDIES THE GNOSTIC HANDBOOK II GNOSTIC THEURGY

ine this understanding with our refraction model we can come to see that there must be multiple levels of existence. in the ancient traditions this has been known for a long time, and depending on the esoteric tradition, the number of these planes is either four or seven. worlds and planes the gnostic tradition tends to use two systems of structuring the universe, a sevenfold system (derived from the rosicrucian tradition) and an older fourfold system (derived from the kabbalah. both interlock and work well in combination. together these systems illustrate the multi-dimensional nature of reality, the earth is only the base plane from which other realities are hidden. there can be many views of such a structure, ranging from alternative dimensions and discrete planes to multiple time tracks


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS A

nother adept on second order matters, he must stamp the envelope with a peculiar manner: viz. in the usual corner, but with the stamp turned around, so that the face looks upwards like c.r. in the pastos. you are particularly requested to think and speak at all times with tolerance and respect of all other schools of true occultism, and of the eastern philosophy as contrasted with hermeticism and the rosicrucian fraternity. the works of the lake harris school are better avoided: the hermetic brotherhood of luxor is condemned, as of course are luciferian or palladistic teachings: the so-called rose croix of sar peladan, is considered as an ignorant perversion of the name, containing no true knowledge and not even worthy of the title of an occult order: the black mass is naturally by its own


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS J

whole order, neither slandering, nor evil-speaking, nor repeating, nor tale-bearing, whereby strife and ill-feeling may be engendered. 3 dwsy: i also undertake to work unassisted at the subjects prescribed to study in the various practical grades from adeptus minor to as high as my aspirations will take me. twklm: finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him or her with due care before acknowledging him or her to be such. such are the words of this my obligation as an adeptus minor, whereunto i pledge myself in the presence of the divine one, and of the great avenging angel, hua, and if i fail herein, may my rose be disintegrated and my power in magic cease" sacred oath as it relates to the tree of life let th


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS K

e whole order, neither slandering nor evil-speaking, nor repeating nor tale-bearing, whereby strife and ill-feeling may be engendered. yesod: i also undertake to work unassisted at the subjects prescribed to study in the various practical grades from adeptus minor to as high as my aspirations will take me. malkuth: finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him or her with care before acknowledging him or her to be such" second adept "let the chief adept descend from the cross of suffering (fourth and fifth adepts release him from the cross) 12 second adept "merciful exempt adept, i, on behalf of the second order, request you to re-invest yourself with the insignia of your high office, which alone has entitled yo


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS ZAM13

whole order, neither slandering, nor evil-speaking, nor repeating nor tale-bearing, whereby strife and ill-feeling may be engendered. yesod: i also undertake to work unassisted at the subjects prescribed to study in the various practical grades from adeptus minor to as high as my aspirations will take me. malkuth: finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him or her with care before acknowledging him or her to be such. such are the words of this my obligation as an adept, whereunto i pledge myself in the presence of the divine one and of the great avenging angel hua, and if i fail herein, may my rose be disintegrated and my power in magic cease (one at a time, each adept stands against the cross holding the cru


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS ZAM19

e your earthly name/ osiris. keep far from him/her all evil and the unbalanced, that they penetrate not into his/her spiritual abode. inspire and sanctify him/her so that he/she may enter into the center of his/her being and there receive the vision of the clear light, and thus, accomplish his/her true will. step 24 pause for some while for meditation, then close by usual formue the confession of the rosicrucian fraternity r. r. e t a. c. z e l a t o r a d e p t u s m i n o r 2 here, gentle reader, you shall find incorporated in our confession thirty-seven reasons of our purpose and intention, the which according to thy pleasure thou mayest seek out and compare together, considering within thyself if they be sufficient to allure thee. verily, it requires no small pains to induce any one to


GREENFIELD ALLEN SECRET CIPHER OF THE UFONAUTS

ion of real or imagined witches, heretics, jews, moslems and occultists was then at a peak, and the heirs of the illuminated tradition the templars, cathars, albigensians and other gnostics were forced to resort to a roundabout code or cipher to carry on their ideas in relative safety. new ciphers were developed. the cryptic language of alchemy that so intrigued carl jung and others overlaps with the rosicrucian tradition. a key work that dates to the 1600s, the alchymical wedding of christian rosenkreutz, contains a specifically rosicrucian cipher] beginning in the mid-19th century we suddenly see the occult tradition renew an ancient practice, speaking through oracular entranced prophets in voices other than their own. trance mediumship to communicate with the dead was the first version


GRIFFIN DAVID MAGICAL EVOCATION OF THE AVERSE FORCES

why laynah yhiloa e hgno c thee riittuall magiicc manuall a complete course in practical magic ee--lleessssoonn eeddiittiioonn eexxcclluussiivveellyy ffoorr ssttuuddeennttss ooff tthhee golden dawn school of magic and alchemy magical evocation of the averse forces by david griffin archon basileus, a.+o, chief adept, r.r. et a.c, imperator, h.o.g.d. hermetic order of the golden dawn outer order of the rosicrucian order of alpha et omegar www.golden-dawn.com copyright c 1999 &2008. all rights reserved. david griffin 1 magical evocation of the averse forces copyright 1999, david griffin reprinted by permission of the author from the ritual magic manual introduction magical evocation magical evocation of the averse forces is the most feared, maligned, and misunderstood aspect of ceremonial mag

le, the evocation of the qlippoth of hod could employ an octagon, that of the spirit of jupiter, a square, and so forth. in practice, however, the traditional triangle of art, specially prepared for the ritual, is generally quite sufficient. the adept may nonetheless wish to experiment with polygons other than a triangle for use as constrainment devices, since there exists historical precedent in the rosicrucian tradition for this variation. place the triangle of art in the east of the temple or in the direction usually associated with the force. for example, to evoke the demon of air, set up the triangle of art in the west, the quarter toward which the magician should face to skry to the plane of air. one line of tradition then suggests the use of vast amounts of thick, smoky incense for


H SPENCER LEWIS ROSICRUCIAN MANUAL AMORC 1990

alt call me by my name, or by my office, and will come unto thee in what form thou shalt desire, whether it be visibly or invisibly; i will answer a! thy desires. and in testimony whereof, and before all the powers of heaven, i have hereunto set, subscribed, and confirmed my character unto thee. so help me god. fiat. amen. the character of turiel. fimethe imperator's greetings i am delighted that the rosicrucian press, printing and publishing department of the supreme grand lodge of the a.m.o.r.c, has again decided to publish a new edition of the official manual. i know that it is greatly needed and will be sincerely appreciated. years ago we issued a small, private manual for our lodges but that issue soon became exhausted and others followed. this new manual will take the place of the ol

efer to them in connection with the monographs which they receive for private study. explanations of the diagrams are given in the weekly monographs at the proper time. therefore, a complete explanation cannot be given in this manual in advance of the particular monograph to which each refers. 3rd. diagrams and illustrations of many of the symbols used in our order and in the ancient teachings of the rosicrucian and other mystics. 4th. a glossary of the principal terms and words used in the teachings throughout all the degrees. it is not a complete dictionary of all the terms used, for this would require a very large volume and would be unnecessary. for example, such words as "alchemy" are not included, for the definition given in any standard dictionary is identical with the sense in whic

eration. the widespread confusion in the united states because of the popular use of the word rosicrucian by so many movements, publishers, and small research societies.a condition not permitted in other countries.makes necessary the understanding of the following facts (and we trust that every member will refer to these pages in any discussion of the authority and rights of amorc. the history of the rosicrucian order in other lands has been well covered in many books in recent years, though all are warned against giving credence to the statements made in the older editions of encyclopedias wherein it is said that the order started in germany in the eighteenth century and ended there. such a story has been copied and recopied without investigation and is without foundation. however, this f

nal plan, in the year 1694, and its establishment for many years, first at philadelphia, then at ephrata, pennsylvania, where some of the original buildings still stand (see p. 16) the first foundation in america in 1694 (which left europe in 1693) grew into a large and potent power of considerable importance. see: rosicrucian questions and answers with complete history of the order, published by the rosicrucian publishing department (amorc, san jose, california, u.s.a [3] in the affairs of the birth of the american nation, as can be seen by records in philadelphia and washington. the ancient law that each 108 years was a cycle of rebirth, activity, rest, and waiting, made the great work in america come to a close, as far as public activities were concerned, in 1801 (108 years after the fo

teries and the methods of carrying out his life mission. returning to america, he held many private sessions with men and women who had been initiated into the order in france and india and other lands, who formed with him the first foundation committee. together they labored for six years so that in the seventh year of preparation they could announce to the american public the reestablishment of the rosicrucian order. the first official manifesto was warmly greeted by a gathering of over three hundred prominent students of the ancient rosicrucian teachings who examined the official papers, seals and warrants possessed by imperator lewis, and formed the first american council of the order. a report of that session was sent to france, to the body of men who undertook the burden of supportin

ins the attitude of broad-mindedness and tolerance toward every person or group of persons seeking to contribute to the uplift of man. and this attitude we desire to have expressed by every member of the older. the present worldwide jurisdiction of the order consists of the americas, australasia, europe, africa, and asia.the jurisdiction having been extended throughout the years. those readers of the rosicrucian manual who are not members of the rosicrucian order, amorc, and have not had other descriptive literature pertaining to its activities and purposes, may address a communication to scribe r. h. m, rosicrucian order, amorc, san jose, california 95191, u.s.a, and ask for a complimentary copy of the mastery of life. this will be sent without any obligation and is intensely interesting

ng the sessions to take notes of the principal points of the professor's lectures. the amphitheater arrangement of the hall gives each student an unobstructed view of the platform and demonstration table. rosicrucian park in san jose, california the authentic egyptian motif used in buildings, grounds, and statuary catches the eye and imagination of thousands who visit rosicrucian park each month. the rosicrucian egyptian museum houses one of the largest collections of egyptian, assyrian, and babylonian antiquities on display in the united states. many of the museum's acquisitions are extremely rare and draw distinguished visitors from all over the world [18] great american manifesto issued by the charter members of the supreme grand lodge as founders of the order in america the ancient and

and members of this body. article iii..section 7c the administrative matters of the order affecting this grand lodge or the general membership shall be directed by the board of directors of the supreme grand lodge, in accordance with such rules and regulations as the legislative and judicial branches may from time to time adopt in keeping with the spirit and purpose of the landmarks and ideals of the rosicrucian fraternity. all decrees, rules and regulations issued by the board of directors of the supreme grand lodge and bearing the signature of the imperator and the supreme secretary or of all the members of the board shall be binding, conclusive and final, on this grand lodge, its affiliated bodies, and all officers and members of the general membership of the order in this jurisdiction


HAMIL THE ROSICRUCIAN SEER

from benjamin cox to irwin on15december1885in which he laments..i was very sorry to hear of the death of bro. hockley.thereis now one member less of the order of' whatever we may think of rosicrucianism, spiritualism or the ocult, it is very clear from his letters, writings, and evidence to the london dialectical society that hockley firmly believed in what he was doing and that he was working in the rosicrucian tradition. unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he preserved his critical faculties and distinguished between true followers, charlatans, sensation seekers, and the merely gullible. a firm belief in the potential for good in his crystal experiments did not close his mind to the equal potential for misuse and evil. it was this belief that deterred him from experimenting with

on of rosicrucianism is perhaps the true explanation of his standing apart from the sria, which has always been a forum for the discussionofideas and hasneverinvolved itself in practical experiments,whatever its members may have indulged in outside its meetings. those membersofthe sria who were drawn more towards practice rather than theory later joined the golden dawn. hockley's firm belief that the rosicrucian path lay through the crystal would probably have met with little support amongst the generality of the sria's membership. hockley is claimed as a memberofanother very shadowy rosicrucian group, which 'may have formed the model for the golden dawn: the fratres lucis, also known either as the brotherhood of the cross of light or the orderofthe swastika.thefratres lucis had its origin

y and certainly knew his works.whetherthis isproofofan actual and continuous rosicrucian presence in england i leave to others to decide.thathockley intimately knew their writings is true,butreading other's books does not prove a rosicrucian apostolic succession.thathockley believed himself to be at least working within a rosicrucian tradition is shown in the letters to the irwins. his search for the rosicrucian path to utopia was not, however, by the performingofcomplex magical ritualsbutby spiritualism, invoking the spiritsofboth angels and his rosicrucian predecessors whohadcrossed thegreatdivide.hebelieved, in particular, that contacting spirits by meansofthe crystal and20therosicrucianseerexisted, or whether the many personalities labelled rosicrucians believed themselves to be so, ar

ret chiefs' was a masterstroke permitting the most outrageous claims to be made which could be neither proved nor disproved. english rosicru255 cianism was said to encompass dr dee, robert fludd, john heydon, thomas vaughan, william backhouse and elias ashmole-s-indeed anyone who had any interest or skill in mathematics, natural science, astronomy, astrology, or alchemy. by the nineteenth century the rosicrucian idea was to. a great extent a spent force in england but its. nineteenth-century apologists 225<;laimedfor.itamajor revivalist in the person of ebenezersibley, whose works were to be called in as evidence of the continuing tradition. sibley was to be quickly followed by francis barrett, whose seminal workthemagus(1801, a plagiarism of plagiarisms, greatly revived interest in astrol

xactly as hockley's seer reported it to him, it does not appear to have gone down at allwellwith those present at the bristol college, whenitwas eventually read.itwasto be another three years before hockley sought membership of the metropolitan (london) college, of the sria, in1875.once elected, hockley was not tobea regular attender and never gave a paper. he did, however, exhibit at one meeting the rosicrucian certificate and diary of sigismundbacstrom.phe had possibly stayed aloof from the metropolitan college because of his quarrel with and temporary dislike of k.r.h.mackenzie, who was assistant secretary-general and was probably scheming.to gain control of the sria to make it a more practical, magical order. additionally, from the evidence of talks to the college printed in therosicru

ication in therational reviewof144therosicrucianseer'itis not for the making of that book i am punished,butfor the relianceiplaced upon the spirits there treated of, and far more for the sins of my profession. they constitute my guilt''doyou know anything of thism5-"thekey of rabbi solomon on magic telesms 'will you place it closer.ido know the characters. they were copied originally from some of the rosicrucian works.there'ssome private libraries and manuscriptsinrome nowthatare kept quite secret from strangers to the order, that are full of the most curious seals and descriptions of spirits and spirit-places in their own language. you will find in my book the means of reading these. each planet had a separate one.'iknow nothingofthe meansofcommunication between spirits of a higher state

ere able to decipher the introduction. unfortunately i was suffering so much with my head i could hardly keep my mind on the subject. bro. walter spencer- tells me he also sent you a paper for the meeting. i am going to the 'village'i' on saturday rjthreturning here on the following saturday, when i expect to be engaged for some weeks longer.ifit will not inconvenience you i shall be glad to have the rosicrucian numbers" when i reach town, as i can bring them down here and churn them over. while in town i hope to go twice to see manfred at theprincess-itis a monologue i am never tired of reading and as i have seen denvill the first time it was produced onstage-andphelps whenitwas magnificently produced at drurylane-ihope to see it at the princess as i do not think it will runlong-butto mei

nk i have bored you enough about myselfbutsuch is the strange nature of mental maladiesthatnow you have caused me to write this letter i shall feel a great load off my mind, and a letter to our good bro. hughan both postedtogether-sonow for further business.therosicrucianseerthat he hadbeen'converted' to spiritualism against his will. he told me the article in the freemason" had been intended for the rosicrucian" bro. c is coming to see me tomorrow evening (tuesday) for the first time.nothaving seen my friendmrseveritt' for the last two months i ran down on saturday tohendonto inspect the house they have just had built which i am much pleased with&looking overheralbum i spied your masonic carte visite [photograph, need i add that there is precisely the same sized gap in my album which i am


HOWE THE ALCHEMIST OF THE GOLDEN DAWN

in assis tin g in this p rocess- we all h ave strengths to bring to the table- ple ase email occ u lt .d igit al.mob iliz ation@gmail.com complacency s-erves t h e o ld gods. by the same author: astrology and the third reich the magicians of the golden dawn masonic underworlds (in progress) also in thisseries: the magical mason: forgotten hermetic writings of w. w. westcott editedby r. a. gilbert the rosicrucian seer: the magical work of frederick hockley editedbyjohn hamill the sorcerer and his apprentice: unknown hermetic writings ofs. l. macgregor mathers and j. w. brodie-innes edited by r. a. gilbert ibe 1llebemist of tbe golden 'dawn (lhe tetters of the1ivd (1.11. l1jton to 1.t.gardner and tithers 1886-19 6 edited with an introduction by ellie howe the aquarian press wellingborough, n

rtant mss upon that great subject, the taro. this would enable mrs gardner to exercise her powers of clairvoyance in a legitimate way without danger, for the taro prevents the imagination from wandering. a short time ago, an ukase was issued from the headquarters of the t.s, that members of the esoteric section should not belong to any other occult order. i at once wrote to say that i belonged to the rosicrucian society, but i was ordered to give it up, and i felt bound to do so at once without hesitation, and wrote to some of my yorkshire chelas' who belonged to it and the t.s, to do the same. they were dismayed, and two of them went, as a deputation, to h[elena] p[etrovna] b[lavatsky] to remonstrate against this decision. h.p.b. then began to see chacombe vicarage 29 may 1889 the letters

cal position. t e 'so-called rosicrucian society of england' was not the masomc association which adopted that name when it was founded in 1866. it became the societas rosicruciana in anglia in 1885 when dr william wynn westcott was appointed its secretary general. westcott succeeded dr w. r. woodford as the s.r.i.a.'s supreme magus when the latter died in 1891. when ayton advised gardner to join the rosicrucian society of england he was, in fact, referring to the g. d. gardner, however, did not join it until 1894 chacombe vicarage 3i august 1889 thanks for your letter received this morning. i happened to have preserved the freethinker/ as i thought it im ortant. where it came from was a puzzle to me. i am much obliged to you for letting me know what is going on. i was very doubtful about

grand lodge of england and deputy provincial grand master for west lancashire and a provincial grand master for aberdeen west merely indicates that noblemen were then almost automatically promoted to very senior offices. i have not been able to identify any specially 'occult lodge' in england and doubt whether anything of the kind existed. for frederick hockley see john hamill's forthcoming study the rosicrucian seer (aquarian press, 1986. zanoni (1842, a novel by edward bulwer-lytton, was said to be a 'rosicrucian' novel and was once greatly admired by occultists although for what reason i cannot fathom. you have asked me a question, which, i fear i am not competent to answer fully. i knew the late lord lindsay most by a book published by him, entitled "progression by antagonism, a very p


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enerally disbelieve that there ever were such persons; or believe that, if there were, their pretensions are an imposition. it is easy to discredit things which we do not understand in fact, nature compels us to reject all propositions which do not consist with our reason. the true artist is supposed to avoid all suspicion, even on the part of those nearest to him. and granting the possibility of the rosicrucian means of the renewal of life, and supposing also that it was the desire of the hermetic philosopher, it would not be difficult for thomas vaughan. 35 him so to order his arrangements as that he should seem to die in one place (to keep up the character of the natural manner of his life, by withdrawing, himself, to reappear in another place as a new person at the time that seemed mos

steeple, or phallus, all over the world. the second, or horizontal, mark is the symbol of the tabernacle, chest, or ark, or fluent or base-line, which is the expression of all egyptian, grecian, and jewish templar architecture. the union of the two lines gives the christian, universal cross-form, in the blending of the two dispensations old and new, or law and gospel. now, both of these lines, in the rosicrucian sense, have special magic powers, or gifts, according to their several places, and according to the supernatural extra forces brought specially to bear on them through the operations of those who know how (and when) to direct the occult power. those powers bestowed upon the original deserving man, and not extinguished in the existing man, are his still if he retain any glimpse of h

in the oldforms) who is impaled or crucified in its real, hidden meaning-upon the stock, or tree of life, indicated by the irish harp. her hair, in the moment of agony, streams daphne-like, as when about to be transformed into the tree, behind her in the wind, and twines, in the mortal, mythical stress, into the seven strings of the magic irish harp, whose music is the music of the spheres, or of the rosicrucian, assumed penitential, visible world. these seven strings stand for the seven vowels, by means of which came speech to man, when the new being, man (this is cabalistic again, and therefore difficult of comprehension, opened his mouth and spake. the seven strings of the irish harp, it will be remembered, are blazoned luna, or the moon the feminine moon according to the practice of th

monds) are to be worn, because this is the day of the moon, or of the second power in nature. tuesday, which is the day of mars, claims rubies, and all stones of a fiery lustre. wednesday is the day for turquoises, sapphires, and all precious stones which seem to reflect the blue of the vault of heaven, and that imply the lucent azure of the supposed spiritual atmosphere, wherein, or under which, the rosicrucian sylphs dwell those elementary children who, according to the cabalistic theogony, are always striving for intercourse with the race of adam, seeking a share of his particular privilege of immortality, which has been denied to them. thursday demands amethysts and deep-coloured stones of sanguine tint, because thursday is the day of thor the runic impersonated male divine sacrifice

which served as a recognitive mark, and was supposed to be a sort of bond to the brotherhood. after their death, their secret insignia were discovered; and it has been stated that the emperor napoleon, whose attention was instantaneously arrested by great and unusual ideas or supernatural suggestions, in suppressing this mystic symbol or head, adopted it in another form, and substituted his own f the rosicrucian system. 187 head, in profile, as the palladium, or talisman, for his neworder of the legion of honour. the saffron robe of hymen is of the colour of the flame of fire. the bride, in ancient days, was covered with a veil called the flammeum; unless made under this, no vow was considered sacred. the ancients swore, not by the altar, but by the flame of fire which was upon the altar

spirit, constitutes strictly the soul of the world. it becomes the only means of the earthly intelligence, or man, knowing it. it is the angel-conqueror, guide, saviour born of woman, or great deep, the gnostic sophia, the word made flesh of st. john. the empyrseum is properly the flower, or glory (effluent in its abundance, of the divine latent fire. it is penetrated with miracle and holy magic. the rosicrucian system teaches that there are three ascending hierarchies of beneficent angels (the purer portion of the first fire, or light, divided into nine orders. these threefold angelic hierarchies are the teraphim, the seraphim, and the cherubim. this religion, which is the religion of the parsees, teaches that, on the dark side, there are also three counterbalancing resultant divisions of

ntral immortal first light, whose rays dart from the centre to the extremest point of the universal circumference. it is with terrestrial fire that the alchemist breaks or sunders the material darkness or atomic thickness, all visible nature yielding to his furnaces, whose scattering heat (without its sparks) breaks all doors of this world s kind. it is with immaterial fire (or ghostly fire) that the rosicrucian loosens contraction and error, and conquers the false knowledge and the deceiving senses which bind the human soul as in its prison. on this side of his powers, on this dark side (to the world) of his character, the alchemist (rather now become the rosicrucian) works in invisible light, and is a magician. he lays the bridge (as the pontifex, or bridge- maker) between the world poss

f the higher regions, while we, adds the philosopher, coming out with something very strange, awake as we fancy ourselves, may be sunk in a sleep of many thousand years, or, at least, in the echo of their dreams, and only intelligibly catch a few dim words of that language of god, as sleepers do scattered expressions from the loud conversation of those around them. the following is a fair view of the rosicrucian theory concerning music. the whole world is taken as a musical instrument; that is, a chromatic, sensible instrument. the common axis or pole of the world celestial is intersected where this superior diapason, or heavenly concord or chord, is divided-by the spiritual sun, or centre of sentience. every man has a little spark (sun) in his own bosom. time is only protracted consciousn


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the primordial seven, and they are mentioned in the book of dzyan(*see the secret doctrine, by h. p. blavatsky) six of these were prehuman; the seventh was our humanity, and was brought forth from the virgin neith. the symbol attached to that bringing forth was that of the pelican, who was fabled to draw blood from her own breast in order to feed her young; this later became a prominent symbol in the rosicrucian philosophy, which seems to have been derived largely from egyptian teaching. we read in egyptian hieroglyphics of gthe one and the four, h referring to horus and his four brothers. of that we also read in the stanzas of dzyan; and another expression common to both is gthe one from the egg h. in egypt the egg was the symbol for the setting sun, which is often seen in that shape when


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mysteries. one of the earliest references to the rosy cross in great britain occurs in scotland and in connection with masonry; for in henry adamson s the muses threnodie (dated perth, 1638) we find the words: 565. for what we do presage is riot in grosse, 566. for we are brethren of the rosie cross, 567. we have the mason word and second sight. 568. things for to come we can fortell aright. 569. the rosicrucian manifestos, which are the first literary memorials of the order (c. 1614, were not translated and published in english until 1652, when thomas vaughan, the celebrated alchemist and mystic, who wrote under the name of eugenius philalethes and has now become an adept of the white lodge, undertook the task(*the brotherhood of the rosy cross, a: e. waite, p. 375) so as early as 1638 ma

ch are the first literary memorials of the order (c. 1614, were not translated and published in english until 1652, when thomas vaughan, the celebrated alchemist and mystic, who wrote under the name of eugenius philalethes and has now become an adept of the white lodge, undertook the task(*the brotherhood of the rosy cross, a: e. waite, p. 375) so as early as 1638 masonry was associated both with the rosicrucian brotherhood and with the occult power known as second sight. the connection of the rosy cross with masonry belongs to our next chapter. 570. the mason word is the only secret alluded to in early lodge minutes in scotland. what it was is still unknown, although there are curious indications emanating from two writers who did not belong to the craft. the rev. george hickes, afterward

ught of as developing into what afterwards became higher degrees, this royal order of scotland was the first to formulate itself definitely, though little is heard of it in the outer world; and it may be taken as the primary type of the scots degrees. 693. the brothers of the rosy cross 694. the mysterious order of the rosy cross still remains something of a problem to the student. the glamour of the rosicrucian philosophy has not yet passed away, and an enormous mass of controversial literature has gathered about the order, many students affirming that it never existed at all, and that its famous manifestos were but an elaborate hoax played upon europe by a few unscrupulous jesters; others say that the society did exist, but that it was no more than an obscure lutheran sect which thus cle

cit, p. 99- showing clearly that it was meant to be taken in a mystical sense. it is a long and cryptic account, lit with gleams of humour, of the initiation of christian rosenkreutz into the mysteries of the rosy cross, commencing from his invitation, or awakening to the inner life, and ending with his final triumph or regeneration as a knight of the golden stone. this is the most curious of all the rosicrucian documents, and it will repay the close study necessary to its comprehension; for within it are contained some of the deepest secrets of spiritual alchemy. 704. the authorship of these pamphlets has always been a matter of speculation. they have all been attributed to johann valentine andreas, a cultured and travelled german scholar of the seventeenth century, who was much intereste

including less important materials which had come into the hands of certain of its members. the result is seen in the inclusion of several almost meaningless intermediate degrees, which still belong to the scottish rite, but are seldom or never worked among us. 753. a certain marriage of traditions took place in the case of the 18, for the great ritual of the rosy cross used for the perfecting of the rosicrucian and egyptian brethren, though shorn already of much of its ancient splendour, was blended with the old mithraic eucharist handed down in the rites of heredom, to form the source of our modern workings of the rose-croix. the emperors ritual of the 30, then called the 24, grand commander of the black and white eagle, grand elect kadosh, reflected far more efficiently the egyptian tea


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books, who was recently succeeded by his son, emerson m. clymer. authority of the order is represented by the council of three, whereas the highest office is held by the hierarch of eulis. the order s literature is distributed by the beverly hall corporation in quakertown, pennsylvania. fraternity of the hidden light 93 see also magic and magical groups for further reading: clymer, r. swinburne. the rosicrucian fraternity in america. quakertown, pa: rosicrucian foundation, 1935. randolph, paschal beverly. eulis, affectional alchemy. quakertown, pa: confederation of initiates, 1930. fraternity of light the fraternity of light, formed in philadelphia by a group of cabalistic magicians, derives from the tradition of the hermetic order of the golden dawn, although it has no organizational con

ounders died, westcott resigned in 1887 to concentrate on the sria, of which he was supreme magus, leaving mathers in complete control of the hogd. in 1892 mathers moved to paris, where he married moira, the daughter of the philosopher henri bergson, and from where he proceeded to direct the affairs of the hogd. the four had claimed to have a charter and a set of rituals from the secret chiefs of the rosicrucian order in germany, but in fact it was all written by mathers.mathers was one of the most brilliant amateur scholars of his generation, who also translated the greater key of solomon and several major cabalistic treatises, and who wrote a major book on the tarot. the hogd attracted a stellar cast from among britain s middle-class intellectuals. its members (as revealed by ithel colqu

a one-time member of the order. born into a scottish family in london, england, and he later gave himself the first name of macgregor to reflect his scottish heritage. his father died when he was young and his mother then supported the family as a clerk in the town of bournemouth. mathers remained at home, reading widely 170 mcmartin ritual abuse case and participating in the masonic society and the rosicrucian society in anglia, until 1885. at that time he moved to london and joined the theosophical society. in 1887 he published the kabbalah unveiled, establishing himself as an occult scholar.during this time he met with wynn westcott and others to decode and rework a number of magical manuscripts. these became the basis of the hermetic order of the golden dawn (hogd, founded in 1888. we

h of satan for further reading: parker, john. at the heart of darkness: witchcraft, black magic and satanism today. new york: citadel, 1993. ordo lux kethri the ordo lux kethri was formed in 1982 by april schadler bishop and michael albion macdonald, of the builders of the adytum. the order, which is also known as the order of the kethric light, is depicted as a fraternal order, and is similar to the rosicrucian one. among its teachings are the cabala, alchemy, ritual magic, and hermetic meditation, including the techniques of visualization and astral travel of franz bardon. for further reading: bardon, franz. the practice of magical evocation. wuppertal, germany: deiter rueggeberg, 1970. macdonald,michael-albion. the secret of secrets. berkeley heights, nj: heptangle, 1986. ordo templi as

questionable administration of the american oto. for the next 20 years, this emergency warrant was all but forgotten. in march 1945, crowley moved to a decrepit boarding house in hastings, which is not far from southampton or, for that matter, the new forest area. the oto and the aa have always taken pride in their rosicrucian affinities, so it is very likely that crowley would have gravitated to the rosicrucian theater and its members. the first tenth degree to emerge after crowley s death was karl johannes germer, who had worked with crowley in england, but had returned to his native germany in the 1930s. arrested and placed in a concentration camp during a nazi purge of occultists, germer was fortunate enough to be deported from germany in 1941.arriving in america, he sold heavy equipme


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without exception, in the last three or four days, has these images. the ideal condition seems likely to be perfect oblivion. or (in the adept) is the tamo-guna, the power of elemental darkness, broken once and for ever, so that his sleep is vivid and rational as another man fs waking; his waking another man.s s.madhi; his s.madhi.to which he ever strives? at least this later view is suggested by the rosicrucian formula of reception: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross!1 and by the hindu statement that in the attained yog. the kundalin. sleeps in the sv.disth.na, no more in the m.l.dh.ra-cakra. see also the rosicrucian lecture on the microcosmos, 1 [from the adeptus minor ritual of the r.r. et a.c] liber d


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hostile to masonry or seeking to deceive; and taken with the other evidence, such as byrom's "cabala club" it is thought provoking to say the least. a similar anonymous publication appeared in newcastle upon tyne in 1736. it was called the book m, and no literate person of the period could have failed to make the connection with the document of the same name that was alleged to have been found in the rosicrucian vault.14 the book m is not an expose. it appears to be more of a memorial written by a brother who seems to have been very proud of his masonic connections and very moved by his association with the order. among other things, it contains a romantic history which suggests that masonry had its origins in antiquity, and among the various mystical disciplines that it cites as sources o

h and its influence on the english mystical tradition held at the ashmolian museum at oxford in may 1999. the article deals specifically with engliah masonry, and it provides an opportunity to appreciate the local differences in masonic practice. it was presented with the cognizance of the united grand lodge of england. notes 1. emulation working, first lecture, first section. 2. francis a.yates, the rosicrucian enlightenment (london: ark, 1986, p. 209. 3. francis a.yates, the art of memidthe weave he world of toril is literally a magical place. all existence is infused with magical power, and potential energy lies untapped in every rock, every stream, every living creature, even the air itself. raw magic is the frozen stuff of creation, the mute and mindless will of being, suffusing every


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to the ark of the covenant; the flat plate or table to the mercy seat; and the cone-shaped covering to the tent of the tabernacle itself. this entire conception differs widely from that popularly accepted, but discloses a valuable analogy between jewish and greek symbolism. p. 62 an automaton which moved when certain stones in the floor of the vault were stepped upon by an intruder. at that time the rosicrucian controversy was at its height, so it was decided that the tomb was that of a rosicrucian initiate. a countryman, discovering the tomb and entering, found the interior brilliantly lighted by a lamp hanging from the ceiling. as he walked, his weight depressed some of the floor stones. at once a seated figure in heavy armor began to move. mechanically it rose to its feet and struck th

is order represent the pope, the king, and the executioners. de molay died maintaining his innocence and refusing to disclose the philosophical and magical arcana of the templars. those who have sought to identify chiram with the murdered king charles the first conceive the hiramic legend to have been invented for that purpose by elias ashmole, a mystical philosopher, who was probably a member of the rosicrucian fraternity. charles was dethroned in 1647 and died on the block in 1649, leaving the royalist party leaderless. an attempt has been made to relate the term "the sons of the widow (an appellation frequently applied to members of the masonic order) to this incident in english history, for by the murder of her king england became a widow and all englishmen widow's sons. to the mystic

nd many passages have been rewritten to simplify the general theme. at hand also was a manuscript copy in english of the book of the cabalistick art, by doctor john pistor. the document is undated; but judging from the general type of the writing, the copy was made during the eighteenth century. the third volume used as a reference was the sepher yetzirah, by the late win. wynn westcott, magus of the rosicrucian society of england. the fourth was the sepher yetzirah, or the book of creation, according to the translation in the sacred books and early literature of the east, edited by prof. charles f. horne. the fifth was a recent publication, the book of formation, by knut stenring, containing an introduction by arthur edward waite. at hand also were four other copies--two german, one hebre

agram has been specially translated from the latin as being of unique value to students of qabbalism and also as an example of robert fludd's unusual ability in assembling tables of correspondences. robert fludd ranks among the most eminent rosicrucians and freemasons; in fact, he has often been called "the first english rosicrucian" he has written several valuable documents directly bearing upon the rosicrucian enigma. it is significant that the most important of his works should be published at the same time as those of bacon, shakespeare, and the first rosicrucian authors. p. 123 click to enlarge the sephirothic tree of the later qabbalists. translated from kircher's oedipus gyptiacus. having demonstrated that the qabbalists divided the universe into four worlds, each consisting of ten

lly in the suits of danari and bastani--money and clubs. in those cards the circular figure, generally understood as representing danari, or money, is certainly much more like the chakra, or quoit of vichnou [vishnu, as seen in hindostanic drawings, than a piece of coin; while on the top of the club is a diamond proper, which is another of the attributes of the same deity" also worthy of note are the rosicrucian and masonic emblems appearing on various medi val decks. as the secrets of these organizations were often concealed in cryptic engravings, it is very probable that the enigmatic diagrams upon various decks of cards were used both to conceal and to perpetuate the political and philosophical arcana of these orders. the frontispiece of mr. chatto's books shows a knave of hearts bearin

ahisamach, of the tribe of dan. their popularity was so great that they were also the unanimous choice of the people. when jacob upon his deathbed blessed his sons (see genesis xlix, he assigned to each a symbol. the symbol of judah was a lion; that of dan a serpent or a bird (possibly an eagle. the lion and the eagle are two of the four beasts of the cherubim (the fixed signs of the zodiac; and the rosicrucian alchemists maintained that the mysterious stone of the wise (the soul) was compounded with the aid of the blood of the red lion and the gluten of the white eagle. it seems probable that there is a hidden mystic relationship between fire (the red lion, water (the white eagle, as they were used in occult chemistry, and the representatives of these two tribes whose symbols were identi

own. during the middle ages a number of tracts appeared, purporting to be from the pens of rosicrucians. many of them, however, were spurious, being issued for their self-aggrandizement by unscrupulous persons who used the revered and magic name rosicrucian in the hope of gaining religious or political power. this has greatly complicated click to enlarge the crucified rose. the original symbol of the rosicrucian fraternity was a hieroglyphic rose crucified upon a cross. the cross was often raised upon a three-stepped calvary. occasionally the symbol of a cross rising from a rose was used in connection with their activities. the rosicrucian rose was drawn upon the round table of king arthur, and is the central motif for the links forming the chain from which the "great george" is suspended

to them while they were asleep. having been instructed, the candidate was bound to secrecy not only concerning the chemical formul which had been disclosed to him but also concerning the method by which he had secured them. while these nameless adepts were suspected of being''brothers of the rose cross" it could never be proved who they were, and those visited could only conjecture. many suspect the rosicrucian rose to be a conventionalization of the egyptian and hindu lotus blossom, with the same symbolic meaning as this more ancient symbol. the divine comedy stamps dante alighieri as being familiar with the theory of rosicrucianism. concerning this point, albert pike in his morals and dogma makes this significant statement "his hell is but a negative purgatory. his heaven is composed of


MATHERS MACGREGOR THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON LEMEGETON VOL 1

translated by s.l. macgregor mathers editing and additional material by aleister crowley 3uhidfh this translation of the first book of the lemegeton which is now for the first time made accessible to students of talismanic magic was done, after careful collation and edition, from numerous ancient manuscripts in hebrew, latin, and french, by g. h. fra. d.d.c.f, by the order of the secret chief of the rosicrucian order.1 the g. h. fra, having succumbed unhappily to the assaults of the four great princes (acting notably under martial influences, it seemed expedient that the work should be brought to its conclusion by another hand. the investigation of a competent skryer into the house of our unhappy fra, confirmed this divination; neither our fra. nor his hermetic mul. were there seen; but o


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words are truth. i invoke, i greet thy presence, 0 ra-hoor-khuit! unity uttermost showed! i adore the might of thy breath, supreme and terrible god, who makest the gods and death to tremble before thee: i, i adore thee! appear on the throne of ra! open the ways of the khu! lighten the ways of the ka! the ways of the khabs run through to stir me or still me! aum! let it fill me! stanza 3 suggests the rosicrucian benediction: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross! 38. so that thy light is in me& its red flame is as a sword in my hand to push thy order. there is a secret door that i shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters (these are the adorations, as thou hast written, as it is said: the light is


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power and the church of england. the climate was therefore propitious for maintaining tradition within the guild. according to the law of history, because it remained alive, this tradition was structurally enriched over the course of centuries. masonry, which had taken the the corporative masonry of great britain 181 name freemasonry, now received its principal contribution from hermeticists and the rosicrucian order after it had ceased being purely operative and accepted speculative members in large numbers. we will now take a look at the characteristics and evolution of the british version of operative freemasonry. the trade guilds and mysteries of great britain guilds (ghilds) were born and grew in great britain for the same reasons that prompted this development on the continent. they

n. the book enjoyed great success and its readers, particularly in england, believed the order of the rosy cross genuinely existed. andrea followed up his first work with others, notably the universal reformation of the entire world (1614) and the chemical wedding of christian rosenkreuz (1616. robert fludd (1547-1637, whose works enjoyed considerable success, established himself as a defender of the rosicrucian order. rosicrucian societies were formed in london under his influence and adopted his philosophical doctrines. these ideas were inspired by those of paracelsus, cornelius agrippa of nettesheim, and jacob boheme and consisted of a synthesis of alchemy, the kabbalah, and neoplatonic and hebraic traditions collected from the writings of hermes trismegistus mixed with the ambitions an

andrea's brotherhood of the rosy cross. not surprisingly, these same men were drawn to freemasonry. in fact, sir robert moray, who, as we have learned, was admitted as an accepted mason in the lodge of edinburgh in 1641, was a rosicrucian.11 because of its symbolism, masonry provided an especially propitious environment for this influence. the first proof of a relationship between freemasonry and the rosicrucian society can be found in a poem published in edinburg in 1638: muses threnodie. its author was henry adamson, master of the arts and citizen of perth. in it we can read this verse: for we breathren of the rosies cross we have the mason work and second sight. rosicrucianism's most profound effect on freemasonry can be observed in london. toward the end of the first half of the sevent

studies, he became a solicitor in 1638 and in 1641 returned to his native litchfield. there he became a staunch supporter of the stuarts' cause in 1644 and was named a commissioner of the king. some have maintained that ashmole was an israelite, but in actuality he was an active member of london's catholic circle and was buried in the catholic church of south lambeth.13 ashmole was introduced to the rosicrucian society by william backhouse and on october 16,1646, according to his own journal, was admitted as an accepted mason into the warrington lodge. here he found himself in the company of the warton brothers, thomas and george; the mathematician william oughteed; the doctors of theology john herwitt and john prarson; and the astrologer william lilly. with these men he founded a society


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reviation of a traditional latin sentence on the cross above the head of jesus, has now evolved by a qabalistic process of exegesis into a complex series of evocative ideas and symbolic gestures which extend tremendously the root idea. and by knowing these ideas, the gestures may be used practically to aspire to the illumination it suggests. this is the essential value of the sacramental actions. the rosicrucian equivalent of this formula is found in the fama fraternatitas, one of the original three classical rosicrucian documents. ex deo nascimur. in jesu morirnur. per spiritus sanctus reviviscimus "from god are we born. in christ we die. we are revived by the holy spirit" nor is this all. if we take 'lvx' as symbols of roman numerals, we have 65. this number, therefore, attains the symbo

rections. but enough has been said, i hope, to show the student not to accept superficially any phase of the rituals and the teachings, but to subject them to the most exacting scrutiny. november 25,1968 israel regardie <13> introduction to the first edition it was in the year 1890 that dr. franz hartmann, in an endeavour to provide a simple outline of the vicissitudes of what came to be known as the rosicrucian order, wrote a book entitled in the pronaos of the temple. the central figure of this history was.a monk, fr. r c.-described in the earliest rosicrucian manifesto the fama fraternifatis as the "pious, spiritual and highly-illuminated father. it is said that he was a german nobleman who had been educated in a convent, and that long before the time of the reformation he had made a pi

rom predecessors of equal and even of greater eminence. they receivgd indged and havi handed down to;s their doc16 the golden dawn trine and system of theosophy and hermetic science and the higher alchemy from a long series of practised investigators whose origin is traced to the fratres roseae crucis of germany, which association was founded by one christian rosenkreutz about the year 1398 a. d "the rosicrucian revival of mysticism was but a new development of the vastly older wisdom of the qabalistic rabbis and of that very ancient secret knowledge, the magic of the egyptians, in which the hebrew pentateuch tells you that moses the founder of the jewish system was learned, that is, in which he had been initiated" in a slender but highly informative booklet entitled data of the history of

english temple, isis-urania, was opened in the following year. there is a somewhat different version as to its origin, having behind it the 18 the golden dawn authority of frater f. r, the late dr. felkin, who was the chief of the stella matutina as well as a member of the societas rosicruciana. according to his account, and the following words are substantially his own, prior to 1880 members of the rosicrucian 9rder on the continent selected with great care their own candidates whom they thought suitable for personal instruction. for these pupils they were each individually responsible, the pupils thus selected being trained by them in the theoretical traditional knowledge now used in the outer order. after some three or more years of intensive private study these pupils were presented t

about then that temples arose in london, bradford, weston-super- mare, and edinburgh. the ceremonies we have were elaborated from cipher manuscripts, and all went well for a time" since the history of the hermetic order of the golden dawn subsequent to this period has already been narrated elsewhere there is little need to repeat it. those who may be interested in a detailed meticulous history of the rosicrucian claim as it has existed in europe during the past three hundred years are advised to consult arthur edward waite's the brotherhood of the rosy cross. while in my small work my rosicrucian adventure the events that occurred to the golden dawn, culminating in this present publication of its teaching and rituals, are delineated at some length. the motives which have confirmed me in th

ing nor tale-bearing, whereby strife and ill-feeling may be engendered. yesod i also undertake to work unassisted at the subjects prescribed for study in the various practical grades from zelator adeptus minor to adept adeptus minor, on pain of being degraded to that of lord of the paths of the portal only. malkuth finally, if in my travels i should meet a stranger who professes to be a member of the rosicrucian order, i will examine him with care before acknowledging him to be such. such are the words of this my obligation as an adeptus minor, whereunto i pledge myself in the presence of the divine one, and of the great avenging angel, hua, and if i fail herein- may my rose be disintegrated and my power in magic cease. third hands dagger to second adept and holds cup conveniently for him

ion as touches upon trouble or unhappiness the air board would be employed. the fire board will represent the tarot suit of wands, implying swiftness, energy, activity. the water board indicates the tarot suit of cups of pleasure, happiness, merry-making, and marriage. the earth board will refer to all material plane matters of money, work, employment, occupation, and so forth. the four boards of the rosicrucian game, although different, nevertheless agree in certain particulars. in each board it is convenient to speak of the arrangement of the lesser angles as an upper and lower rank- air and water forming the upper rank, and earth and fire the lower. it is evident that the columns of the one rank are continuous with those of the other; and in this continuity a certain regular rule is obs


RITUALS OF THE SOCIETAS ROSICRUCIANIS IN ANGLIA

ssingthe 4 ancients in a serpentine course has a mystical allusion, for you were in search of wisdom. bethou as wise as a serpent. in learning wisdom seek to be obedient unto the law, for all its paths arepeace.the conductor of novice invests the aspirant with a crimson robe, as thecelebrant says: receive and be invested with, the crimson robe in token of your ardour, zeal andpromised devotion to the rosicrucian order. let the aspirant be placed in the mystic circle and joinwith us in repeating the initials of the mystic word. i.n.r.i.the mystic circle is formed, the aspirant uniting.celebrant:brethren and fraters, i declare this mystic circle perfect and the chain of union complete.the brethren clap their arms sharply across the breast. the aspirant is led to the centre of the circleand k

of the world, and the glory ofthe father.battery*.you will now repair to the suffragan in the west, and give due heed to the historical narrative of ourorder. then return again to me for final instruction.the aspirant is conducted to the suffragan and seated.suffragan:while instructing you in our modem system of ethics and general metaphysics, we adhere to the oldfables and legends pertaining to the rosicrucian society, and accordingly introduce you to so muchof the habits, customs and manners of living of those philosophers and the general arrangement oftheir home, as is essential at the present time for your just appreciation of our theme. listen!historical narrativeburied in the depths of solitude, far from the sight and sound of human life, partly rock-hewn andpartly constructed of ma

discovery from the wonderfulbeings that inhabit the blood of the insect, invisible to the keenest eye, to the inconceivable chemicalpower that resides within the bursting volcano.conductor of n.:but companion and frater, what hope can you give us in our search? this frater theoricus seekscorrection of man through the science of chemistry.2nd chemist:perfection of man, thou canst not find it here. the rosicrucian chemist bestows his time, dutifully togod in diligent search of the scriptures, in healing without man's reward, and in experimenting in thehidden secrets of nature and art; he delves in true physics and medicine, and as the hope you willhereafter discover in true mathematics and astronomy, by which being enabled to produce more andwonderful effects, he is brought nearer to god and

ietas rosicrucianis in angliapracticus31 a spark, an atom of fire, life, or divine lux, which is within every thing, is in the metals, deeplyhidden in the interior which buds, germinates and bears fruit.conductor:the production of the precious metals is only through assisting nature in its more rapid gestation,while the multiplying its seed is an impossibility?4th alchemist:not altogether so, for the rosicrucian alchemist claims to be able to gather the subtle, escapinggases or fumes, he or retain them and reduce them to material shape, thus, metaphorically, they enterthe outer world or exterior of visible and material matter, and bring back into visible, tangible formold things metamorphosed into new things. this is the true significancy of transmutation. theinvisible escaping light or fi


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART II

life is a battlefield. do not pause in the warfare on account of those who fall, but avoid trampling them. then comes the victory, and the wounded on both sides, now brothers in suffering and before humanity, will meet in the ambulances of the conquerors. such are the consequences of the philosophical dogma of hermes; such has been from all time the ethic of true adepts; such is the philosophy of the rosicrucian inheritors of all the ancient wisdoms; such is the secret doctrine of those associations that are treated as subversive of the public order, and have ever been accused of conspiring against thrones and altars. the true adept, far from disturbing the public order, is its firmest supporter. he has too great a respect for liberty to desire anarchy: child of the light, he loves harmony


ROBERT KIRK WALKER BETWEEN WORLDS

be in great pain, save that they art usually silent and sullen. they are said to have many pleasant toyish books. but the operation of these pieces [of literature] only appears in some paroxysms of antic corybantic jollity- as if ravished and prompted by a new spirit entering into them at that instant, lighter and merrier than their own. other books they have of involved abstruse sense, much like the rosicrucian style. they have nothing of the bible, only collected parcels of charms and counter-charms; not to defend themselves withal but to operate on other animals' for they are a people invulnerable by [that is, to] our weapons. and albeit were-wolves and witches true bodies are, by the union of the spirit of nature that runs through all, echoing and doubling the blow towards another, wou

mpower.com/kirk_wbw/pg_82.htm (8 of 10 [10/9/2001 12:36:03 am] robert kirk- walker between worlds(pages 82-91) page 27 they are said to have many pleasant toyish books. but the operation of these pieces on` appears in some paroxysms of antic corybantic jollity- as if ravished and prompted by a new spirit commentary 91 entering into them. other books they have of involved abstruse sense, much like the rosicrucian style. two classes of fairy books are described, and in the same paragraph kirk states that they do not have the bible as a book of protection against evil, but use collections of charms and counter-charms instead. this last description is resonant of the pre-christian origin of much fairy lore. the two classes of books, however, are more suggestive of classical lore. the first is

s when the pythoness was taken over by the spirit of the god apollo. this comparison is found again on page 36, comparing an old woman of the second sight with the delphian priestess. kirk leavens the use of antic spirit inspiration (which was of course frowned upon and punishable, by making it a matter of jollity and merriment. the second class of fairy books are involved and abstruse, much like the rosicrucian style. here kirk is referring to a class of literature that created something of a sensation only a few years before he was writing, and to which additions were published by various authors as late as the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. there are a number of modern books on the origin of the rosicrucian movement, but the most thorough analysis was published by thomas de quince

apeutic and alchemical, or magical, arts. various allegories and technical instructions were published in their name from the close of the sixteenth century onwards, the most famous being the fama fraternitas of the meritorious order of the rosy cross, an initiatory and visionary text modeled upon the ancient mysteries, but including many subtle and obscure esoteric christian elements. as many of the rosicrucian or would-be rosicrucian books contain descriptions and illustrations of the relationship be-tween worlds and orders of being, such as robert fludd's works published in england (which kirk might have had http//www.dreampower.com/kirk_wbw/pg_82.htm (9 of 10 [10/9/2001 12:36:03 am] robert kirk- walker between worlds(pages 82-91) worldwide copyright 1990, 1998-2001 ,rjstewart, all righ

e# commentary 92 access to, it may be that kirk is drawing this kind of comparison. he would certainly not be suggesting that the fairies subscribed to a mystical protestant ethic designed to undermine catholic supremacy in parts of europe, which was apparently one of the aims of the early rosicrucian publications. but as caitlin matthews21 and a number of other writers have demonstrated, much of the rosicrucian mythos was based upon germanic teutonic and celtic legends circulating in europe. the motifs of underground chambers, perpetual lamps, and the theme of a hero who courts a mysterious underworld lover, are all found in various refined literary variants in rosicrucian publications: the audience of the day would not have found these images exotic or unfamiliar. so when kirk mentions r


SEPHER YETZIRAH WESTCOTT

86, dr. anna kingsford, president, in the chair. some of the notes were the explanations given verbally, and subsequently in writing, to members of the society who asked for information upon abstruse points in the "sepher" and for collateral doctrines; others, of later date, are answers which have been given to students of theosophy and hermetic philosophy, and to my pupils of the study groups of the rosicrucian society of england. sepher yetzirah the book of formation chapter i section 1. in thirty-two (1) mysterious paths of wisdom did jah (2) the jehovah of hosts (3) the god of israel (4) the living elohim (5) the king of ages, the merciful and gracious god (6) the exalted one, the dweller in eternity, most high and holy--engrave his name by the three sepharim (7- numbers, letters, and


SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON ZANONI A ROSICRUCIAN TALE

magic, are of a wholly different type from his previous fictions, and, in place of the heroes and villains of every day life, we have beings that belong in part to another sphere, and that deal with mysterious and occult agencies. once more the old forgotten lore of the cabala is unfolded; the furnace of the alchemist, whose fires have been extinct for centuries, is lighted anew, and the lamp of the rosicrucian re-illumined. no other works of the author, contradictory as have been the opinions of them, have provoked such a diversity of criticism as these. to some persons they represent a temporary aberration of genius rather than any serious thought or definite purpose; while others regard them as surpassing in bold and original speculation, profound analysis of character, and thrilling i

ore, magic (or science that violates nature) exists not: it is but the science by which nature can be controlled. now, in space there are millions of beings not literally spiritual, for they have all, like the animalculae unseen by the naked eye, certain forms of matter, though matter so delicate, air-drawn, and subtle, that it is, as it were, but a film, a gossamer that clothes the spirit. hence the rosicrucian's lovely phantoms of sylph and gnome. yet, in truth, these races and tribes differ more widely, each from each, than the calmuc from the greek, differ in attributes and powers. in the drop of water you see how the animalculae vary, how vast and terrible are some of those monster mites as compared with others. equally so with the inhabitants of the atmosphere: some of surpassing wis


SORCERIES OF ZOS

od of amnesia that afflicted him in early life, also experienced a form of death from which he emerged with power to enlighten others and to lead a large movement in his name. the theory of the death posture, first described in the book of pleasure, was developed independently of the experiences of the above mentioned masters about whom nothing was published in any european language at that time. the rosicrucian mystique of the pastos containing the corpse of christian rosencreutz- dramatized by macgregor mathers in the 5 =6 ceremony of the golden dawn- resumes the mystery of this essentially egyptian formula of the mummified osiris. spare was acquainted with this version of the mystery. he became a member of crowley's a^.a, for a brief period, in 1910, and the golden dawn rituals- publish


STEINER RUDOLF CHRISTIANITY AS MYSTICAL FACT

s called christian, because the knowledge acquired through it can become knowledge of christ. in his book how to know higher worlds, steiner made this path accessible to anyone who seeks it. it is the appropriate path for modern human consciousness. beginning with christianity as mystical fact, what rudolf steiner said after the turn of the century concerning the matter of christianity shows that the rosicrucian initiation can produce the substance of christianity, free of any tradition, and thereby confirm, and even supplement, existing christian texts. access to the substance of christianity, independent of any documents, is the decisive consequence of steiner s experience of christ at the turn of the century. with this event the path of following christ, the path based on the substance


TEXE MARRS CODEX MAGICA SECRET SIGNS MYSTERIOUS SYMBOLS AND HIDDEN CODES OF THE ILLUMINATI

oples' involvement in nefarious, masonic, occultic, or magical activity or not? you be the judge. to help you make a decision, often included in the captions that accompany the photos and illustrations is commentary that helps one to better analyze the situation or scene that is pictured. when possible, i present evidence and information outlining the individual's membership in the masonic lodge, the rosicrucian order, or other globalist or occultic groups, secret societies, and organizations. this is done as an aid to your independent decision-making. sometimes, i admit, it is difficult from the picture alone to ascertain whether a person, or persons, are displaying a masonic or other sign, or to tell for sure that an occultic pose or scene is being portrayed. again, the author does his b

facing in the opposite direction. this is clearly the double-headed eagle of freemasonry, a symbol representing the serpent, honored as the sun god in the mystery religions with its eagle-like, allseeing eye. in other words: lucifer! solar god of bill clinton and the illuminati. meanwhile, in clinton's left hand (see page 183 of codex magica) is a rose sign of the illuminati's blood covenant and the rosicrucian order. you will also find here a photo of former yugoslav serb leader slobodan milosevic, likewise holding a rose in his hand, the right hand. in satanism the left-handed path is the most magical and powerful, but more evil. clinton (left-hand) is still today recognized by the world as a great leader. milosevic (right-hand) is in disgrace, in a prison cell, after being felled by cl

tion and astonishment. was it just his joy at becoming president, or was clinton paying homage to the entity represented by the combined double-headed eagle carved on the front of the wood desk and imprinted in the great seal logo on the carpet (from time magazine, january 4, 1993, p. 29) slobodan milosevic, president of serbia, holds a rose aloft in his right hand signifying he is an initiate of the rosicrucian order. milosevic failed to carry out the wishes of the illuminati to the letter. therefore, in this same issue of time, he was called "the butcher of the balkans" and the "high priest of ethnic cleansing" later, milosevic was arrested, thrown in prison, and tried by an international court for supposed "crimes against humanity (from time maga/ine, january 4, 1993, p. 45) 184 codex m

es masquerading as opposing opinions. the two uppermost points of the inverted pentagram of satan represent the dualistic nature of all things, as all things are naturally perceived. man has always been motivated and controlled by whatever dualistic concept is in fashion, and always will be. like it or not, it's the way things really are. shades of gray only appear between established opposites.3 the rosicrucian orders and the masonic lodge incessantly teach this duality of all things in their rituals and lectures. in the book, the rose cross and the goddess, masonic advocate, gareth knight, speaks of this "dual polarity" in masonic symbolism, knight observes, this duality is expressed by the square and compass.4 one of the highest degree rituals in scottish rite freemasonry is that which

position to existing political sovereigns not yet corrupted or conquered by illuminism and its hatred of the true christian church, which the masons teach is "superstition" and is a sectarian belief that cannot be tolerated. tresner may object to my characterization, but the evidence of my allegations is insurmountable, as the rituals themselves prove. rosicrucians, theosophists, and the triangle the rosicrucian order, too, relies on the triangle as a vehicle to impart and convey its teachings to rising candidates. for example, arkon daraul, in a history of secret societies, describes a ritualistic scene of initiation in a german branch of rosicrucianism: the room of initiation was carpeted in green and on it were a number of objects. three candelabra were placed to form a triangle, and ni


THE GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNUSUAL UNEXPLAINED VOL

edicted the destruction of the roman catholic church. 3. the illumined father divined the secret code that god placed in the universe in the beginning of time and blessed those who possess such magic. 4. the transmutation of base metals into gold and precious gems is a natural miracle that has been revealed to such magi as christian rosencreutz. forget about the efforts of the pseudo-chemists. 5. the rosicrucian fellowship has wealth to distribute, but it does not wish a single coin from anyone. the manifestos created great excitement in early seventeenth-century europe. royalty, common folk, merchants, mystics, alchemists. all clamored for more information about the mysterious secret brotherhood. those who were ill wished healing. those who were poor were eager to accept a portion of the

ne humankind fs true place in the universe became ideals that inspired the period of enlightenment and have been carried over into modern times. m delving deeper mcfadden, ashley. gthe rosicrucians.a brief historical overview. h r.c. times, summer 1994 [online] http//www.arcgl.org/rosie.htm. spence, lewis. an encyclopedia of occultism. new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1960. yates, frances a. the rosicrucian enlightenment. boulder, colo: shambhala, 1978. the thuggee no organized cult of killers has ever murdered as many people as the thuggee. in the 1830s this indian secret society strangled upward of 30,000 native people and travelers as a sacrifice to their goddess kali, the gdark mother, h the hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. the name thuggee comes fr

encyclopedia of occultism. new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1960. williams, charles. witchcraft. new york: meridian books, 1960. valentine andreae (1586.1654) valentine andreae (or andreas) was a lutheran pastor who held as his ideal not only martin luther (1483.1546, the powerful guiding force behind the protestant reformation, but also christian rosencreutz (1378.1484, legendary founder of the rosicrucian mystical movement, and paracelsus (1493.1541, the revered alchemist. andreae was a brilliant scholar who as a youth had traveled widely throughout europe and had risen in the clerical ranks to become a chaplain at the court of wurtemberg, germany. embittered by the misery that had been brought to his fatherland as a result of the thirty years f war (1618.48, andreae became an apolo


THE MARTINIST OPERATIVE GENERAL RITUAL

the letter shin: hebrew kabbalists knew this letter shin as one of the three mother-letters (with aleph and mem) and that it signified the fire. st. jerome in his "mystic interpretation of the alphabet" defined this letter shin as the symbol of the vivifying word. much later, papus tells us1) that this letter shin, inverted, in the flamboyant star (the pentagram) with its point up, represents to the rosicrucian initiate the incarnation of the divine word in the human nature. dr. r. allandy, in his work on the symbolism of numbers, adds this to what papus had already said. the addition of shin to the sacred tetragram (i.h.v.h) marks the passage of the quaternary into the quinary for the formation of the living creature. jesus, the word made flesh, kabalistically represents all creatures, b


THE ROSICRUCIAN MANIFESTOS

place. above it there is holiness, and below it impurity. there is nothing to correct in holiness, but at the same time, it is impossible to correct the impure forces. only in the middle third of tifferet is it possible to connect the upper and the lower parts, and thus correct thmethe rosicrucian manifestos fama fraternitatis and confessio fraternitatis emperor norton books cincinnati, ohio 2000 the rosicrucian manifestos: fama fraternitatis and confessio fraternitatis originally published anonymously in 1615 and 1616. the contents of this document are not under copyright in any domain. acrobat edition prepared by benjamin rowe, completed october 13, 2000. typeset in bembo and minion display. fama f ra t e r n i t a t i s 1 to t h e wi s e a n d un d e r s ta n d i n g re a d e r. wisdom


TYSON DONALD NEW MILLENNIUM MAGIC

iven period. in the bible, christians are cautioned not to suffer a witch to live "witch" was the english translation for any- one who practiced magic, male or female, as well as those who sold poison, pro- cured abortions, and committed other crimes. the magician was classed with the dregs of humanity alongside the prostitute and the cutpurse. occasionally voices were raised in defense of magic. the rosicrucian michael maier wrote in his themis aurea in 1618 "magic (as some define it) is the highest, most absolute, and divinest knowledge of natural philosophy" however, he was not so bold as to defy the social odium in which magic was held. yet this noble science doth oftentimes degenerate, and from natural becomes diabolical, from true philosophy turns to negromancy. hence it is that mag


TYSON DONALD SOUL FLIGHT

, so the fanciful notion that an entire race of humanity could dwell in its depths struck them as plausible. it was believed in some quarters that bulwer-lytton's novel was fact disguised as fiction. 122 soul flight in a magical sense, vril is a blind force. it can be used for good or for evil, in a way similar to electricity, which also has no moral affiliation. one of hitler's earlier advisors, the rosicrucian and freemason general karl haushofer, founded the luminous lodge of the vril society in 1925, the same year in which the thule society was dissolved. the author wulf schwarzwiiller asserted that the purpose of the vril society was to investigate the roots of the aryan race, and to perform ritual exercises designed to awaken the power of vril. he claimed that haushofer was a student


UNLEASHING THE BEAST

the exterior circle of the h.b. l of l. by t.h. burgyon "especially must all sexual relations be carefully guarded and only participated in after due thought..it is this fatal mistake of sex that has ruined thousands of..aspirants for occult initiation (godwin et al, the hermetic brotherhood of luxor, 273. liiigodwin et al, the hermetic brotherhood of luxor, 67. livquoted in r. swinburne clymer, the rosicrucian fraternity in america: authentic and spurious organizations (quakertown: the rosicrucian foundation, n.d, 541; this text is also reproduced in koenig, der kleine theodor reuss reader. lv see koenig "the o.t.o. phenomenon" and "theodor reuss as founder of esoteric orders" lvifrancis king, the magical world of aleister crowley (london: weidenfeld and nicolson, 1977, 79-80 -180- lviii


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

e of creation is possible only by working with the lion of fire. uranus controls the chakras of the sexual glands, yet the schools of regeneration are neptunian. eminent astrologers affirm that neptune influences the pineal gland; the potency of the pineal gland depends on the sexual potency. great schools of regeneration have existed through the course of history (it is enough for us to remember the rosicrucian alchemical school that became secret in the year 1620. likewise, it comes into our memory the schools of aryavarta ashrama of tibet, as well as the sect of the manicheans of persian origin, and the famous sufis with their sacred dances, the templars, etc. all of these were schools of regeneration; the coitus reservatus is practiced in all of them. the schools of regeneration consti


WESTERN MANDALAS OF TRANSFORMATION SR AL

ffective inscription written around the edge of the talisman. figure 6-e: yhpial-yophial hsml-hismeal figure 6-f: traditional kamea in hebrew 84. western mandalas of transformation. another powerful motto with the value of 136, taken from latin rather than hebrew, is "the undefiled glory of god" dei gloria intacta, which was said to be engraved in a circle on the vault of the legendary founder of the rosicrucian order, brother c. r. c. it was written around the figure of a man's head, which case said represented aquarius. case's interpretation of the motto is that (it) refers to the occult conception that the real inner man is identical with and inseparable from the pure essence of the life power. that essence is correctly associated with the element of air, to which the sign aquarius (the

umber of the beast in rev. 13: 18 (a certain wisdom is needed here; with a little ingenuity anyone can calculate the number of the beast) 666: thsrv: you shall turn aside (g. g. locks) the kamea of netzach/venus chapter 9 the mystical numbers of the venus kamea are seven, forty-nine, 175, 1225. we have examined the star of venus in chapter four. the vault of brother c. r, the legendary founder of the rosicrucian order, was said to have seven sides and seven corners.the ground plan of a heptagon (figure 9-a. the rosicrucian manuscript fama fraternitatis says the sides of this vault (which concealed his incorruptible body) measured five by eight feet. in his true and invisible rosicrucian order, case notes that these three numbers taken together (seven, five, eight) have the numeration of th

resurrection, and the bible records eight other resurrections besides that of jesus. the references are: 1 kings 17: 22, 2 kings 4: 32, 2 kings 13: 2, luke 7: 14; mark 5: 35, john 11, acts 9: 40 and acts 20. figure 10-h figure 10-1 figure 10-j the greek word for resurrection adds up to 971, which reduces to eight. in the spirit of this renewal, it is perhaps no coincidence that the fama says that the rosicrucian order was founded by eight persons. we mentioned earlier that a true magic square equals the same sum if any row is added up.including diagonally. sometimes books on magic squares and seals state that mercury does not do this, but a true mercury kamea does. the one in levi's transcendental magic does not (nor does anyone who has published his kamea.i have seen several, but it is be


WILLIAM WESCOTT GOLDEN DAWN HISTORTY LECTURE

ded down to us this doctrine and system of theosophy and hermetic science of the higher alchemy from a series of practical investigations whose origin is traced to the fratres rosae crucis of germany, which association was founded by christian rosenkreuz about 1398. he and the theologian, valentine andrea, have left us, in the works published about 1614, an account of the exoteric arrangements of the rosicrucian society. it seems likely it was andrea who published in 1614 the fama fraternitatis, or theory of the society, which must have been derived from the old records of the pupils of christian rosenkrawz. but even this arrival of mysticism was a new development of the older wisdom of the qabalistic rabbis and of that very ancient secret knowledge of the magic of the egyptians into which

iety, which has branches in england, scotland and the united states, is allied with the g.d. it perpetuated one form of rosicrucian initiation which was conferred 100 years ago in england and which was mentioned by godfrey higgins in his work the anacalypsis, or an attempt to withdraw the veil of the saitic isis. fratre little was a student of the school of levi and also an eminent freemason, and the rosicrucian society as revised by him was made by intention and permission essentially masonic, thus severing all connection with those adepts who have not been craftsmen, as basil valentine, artephus, nicolas flamel, jacob behmen and robert fludd. the rosicrucian society in the same manner fails to recognize any worth for occult research in women. this is also an innovation or the scheme of t


WILLIAM WESCOTT NUMBERS THEIR OCCULT POWER AND MYSTIC VIRTUES

nd a basis for a general knowledge of numbers viewed from the standpoint of occult science--w. wynn westcott pprreeffaaccee ttoo tthhee tthhi ii rrdd eeddi ii tt i iioonn, 11 99 11 11 numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott a few corrections have been made and interesting notes have been added; many of these have been supplied by my pupils and fellow-students of the rosicrucian society--w. wynn westcott 10& 11. part one chapter one pythagoras, his tenets& his followers numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott ythagoras, one of the greatest philosophers of ancient europe, was the son of mnesarchus, an engraver. he was born about the year 580 b.c, either at samos, an island in the aegean sea, or, as some say, at sidon in ph

eyes four white--skin, white of eyes, teeth, and legs. 53. four red--tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. four round--head, neck, forearms, ankles. four long--back, fingers, arms, legs. four wide--forehead, eyes, seat, lips. four fine--eyebrows, nose, lips and fingers. four thick--buttocks, thighs, calves and knees. four small--breasts, ears, hands and feet. see lane s edition of the arabian nights. in the rosicrucian writings of behmen, fludd and maier, we find the occult dogma that the four elements are peopled by spirits, beings who may have influence on the destiny of man; thus the earth was inhabited by gnomes; the air was inhabited by sylphs; the fire was numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott inhabited by salamanders; and the water by undines; these are

d the pillars of severity and mercy, with the median of benignity or mildness. but this scheme is not for this treatise, nor can the sephirotic alliance with the planetary symbols, the angelic host, the divine names and the book of thoth, or tarot be here described. these subjects present a mine of wisdom concealed in the rituals of the kabalistic chabrath zereh aur bokher, from whose parent stem the rosicrucian fraternities also may have arisen. these rituals contain a more complex scheme of the mediaeval occult symbolism than exists in any other form known to me, and i believe that it would not be possible for anyone to reconstitute so complete a system out of all extant literature. there are 10 grades in the rosicrucian society. they are zelator, theoricus, practicus, philosophus; minor

107. in an ordinary pack of playing cards there are 12 court cards, but in the tarot pack there are also 4 cavaliers. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott the kabalists greatly esteemed the 12-lettered name of god, hih-hvvh-vihih, meaning fuit, est, erit, or- he was, is, will be. less esoteric was the triple tetragrammaton, ihvh thrice written. all fratres of the rosicrucian society of england will also be familiar with ab ben v ruch h qdsh, ab-benve- ruach-ha-kodesh; meaning father, son and holy spirit. the rosicrucian society had a scheme of distributing 12 shades of color among the zodiacal signs, but this is a secret matter. many erroneous schemes have been published. the 12 signs of the zodiac are named in hebrew, beginning with aries; taleh, shur

y w. wyn n wes tcott 1081. this is the number of tiphareth, the central sephirah, the sun, beauty, microprosopus, sun-god. 1263. this the number of the word gnosis. 1271. he gnosis, the gnosis and stauros, the cross of jesus. 1322. first year of egyptian cycle of sothis, b.c; rameses ii came to the throne in this year, b. c. 1378. the reputed year of the birth of christian rosenkreutz, founder of the rosicrucian philosophy. 1408. christian rosenkreutz founded this arcane society in germania. 1459. the date of writing of the hermetic romance of the chemical wedding, by c.r. 1461. the egyptian sothic period, calculated by the heliacal rising of sirius, the dog star, at the solstice. 1480. christos, in greek numeration meaning anointed. according to the canon this number exhibits an imnumbers

tian rosenkreutz died. the vault closed over his body and the secrets of the order he had founded. 1604. the vault of c. r. opened by his successors after 120 years of secret study and benevolence. 1614. the fama fraternitatis rosae crucis was printed. 1717. grand lodge of freemasons was founded. 1752. new year s day changed from march 25 to january 1. 1865. frater robert wentworth little founded the rosicrucian society of freemasons of england, in its present form. 1885. dr. robert woodman became supreme magus. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott 1892. dr. william wynn westcott became supreme magus. 1911. this year a.d. is the 5013th year of the kali-yuga of the hindu sages. this yuga is to continue 432,000 years. 2000. a sabbath day s journey was 20


ZALEWSKI SECRET INNER ORDER RITUALS OF THE GOLDEN DAWN OCR

ion. note: read alchemists handbook by frater albertus and practical handbook of plant alchemy by manfred junius for technical laboratory explanations of equipment and its use (e) before advancement to the next level, one must have mastered the outlines of practical ritual work as contained in the z-5. an examination, both verbally and practical, will be held on ritual. chapter two the origins of the rosicrucian order the initial impetus of the golden dawn's inner order, the rosae rubea et aurea cruces (the red ruse and the cross of gold, stemmed from rosicrucian sources which made the cornerstone of their teachings the first two rosicrucian manifestoes published in the 17th century by an anonymous authorship. within the golden dawn's inner order, elaborate rituals were used, utilizing pro

ur; in yesheshuah morimur; per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus 'in god are we born, in yeheshuah we die, through the holy spirit we rise again' so, then, our frater n.n. and his companions reclosed the pastos for a time, set the altar over it, shut the door of the tomb, and placed their seals upon it" though slightly slanted from the order's perspective, it does give an indication of the content of the rosicrucian documents and their teachings. the official history of the order, written by wyn wescott (under the initials of his order motto) further provides us with a bridge in which to interpret the rosicrucian history relating directly to the r.r. et a.c: history of the rosicrucian order by g.h. frater n.o.m. the opening words of that part of the 5=6 ritual which deals with the history of t

f the day, the establishment of the order was effected in europe. with the principal features of their subsequent activity you are already familiar, and it suffices to say that when our founder "entered unto his chamber" his work was accomplished, and every member among us hereby placed under a lasting debt of gratitude. it is to be observed that there are three important epochs in the history of the rosicrucian order: the first being the life period of christian rosycross, who died before the time of the protestant reformation; the second, the 120 years of silence and secrecy, being the period 1484 to 1604; and the third, this period subsequent to and since the reformation. it was during this last period that the opening of the vault formed the historical basis for the subsequent publicat

s, may be attributed by the sequence of comparison to the grades of 6=5 and 7=4 respectively: the former, a degree of death and solemnity referring to the precedent stage of obscuration, during which silent study and meditation may be considered as the typical condition. the latter, the grade of adeptus exemptus, being referred to the higher and more exalted rank and attainments of he who founded the rosicrucian order as a new formulation of the occult philosophy or wisdom religion which, we cannot doubt, has never been entirely absent since the manifestation of the human intellect with a capacity for the apprehension of things divine. on comparing the esoteric historical account given in the fama with that contained in our 5=6 ritual, several important divergencies and discrepancies becom

nds meekly folded upon his breast; let him say clearly and humbly 'i..hereby request you to bestow upon me the true etheric link which unites us in unbroken succession with our founder and father christian rosenkreutz and his companions. may he transmit therewith the spiritual knowledge and power of healing and comfort to the sick and sorry, and may i be enabled to use those gifts for the good of the rosicrucian order to which i have the honour to belong. i pledge myself to use this link according .to the ancient traditions of the order, and i proclaim my sincere belief in the person known to us as christian rosenkreutz, who founded the order to which i have the honour to belong' v.h. 2nd adept, assist the third adept in the reception of our frater" 3rd adept goes out, prepares postulant

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