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Rosicrucian Order works of visible and invisible presence to teach, to those who are worthy and have the desire for it, to attain the Wisdom that will qualify them to live a full life worthy of being lived.

 

The Order is a worldwide fraternity composed of men and women who are dedicated to the study and practical application of the highest laws of Nature. By means of a process of inner development and personal advancement, they are developing their highest potentialities so that they may live their lives fully on all planes of manifestation.

 

The greatest freedom and unrestricted independence are ideals of all Rosicrucians. Every Rosicrucian may belong to the religious affiliation that they prefer since the teachings of the Rosicrucian Order do not interfere with religious practices or the conscience of our members.

 

The Rosicrucian Order believes that all people are entitled to decide for themselves the best way for their country to be governed. This civic prerogative is so private and so personal that the Order never interferes in it, leaving its members full freedom to choose the party, or political option, that they prefer.

 

Over the centuries the Order has been a society that has helped improve the lives of people in a disinterested way, functioning as an Educational Fraternal Organization without financial gain. The Order's funds are dedicated exclusively to the philanthropic work of the Order without anyone benefiting from these funds in the form of dividends or commissions.

 

The present Rosicrucian Order is the spiritual beneficiary of the old Mystery Schools that flourished in Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome long ago.

 

All of us possess an immense flow of energy and power that we habitually ignore, but when we know how to realize and apply it properly it provides us with a life worthy of being lived, filled with meaning and inspiration.

 

On the physical plane we prepare to find our true vocation and mission in life.

 

In the mental world we learn to take advantage of the immense potential of our minds, be liberated from tension, erroneous concepts and mental illnesses that, in ways both subtle and violent, poison our beings and deny us inner peace.

 

This philosophy of life teaches, primarily, the cooperation with cosmic spiritual principles that enable people to understand the purpose of Creation, and have the power to feel the permanent presence of the Creator of all things, the Supreme Architect of the Universe, the God of our heart that each of us feels and understands according to our own understanding.

 

Although the Rosicrucian teachings are eternal, as valid in the present as in the past, they are continually being modernized and rewritten in appropriate language to better transmit this wisdom so that they grow more refined day by day.

 

Nevertheless, there are certain techniques of personal evolution that have been proven effective throughout the centuries, demonstrating that they belong to the eternal essence of the function of Being. The technique of the Rosicrucian Order is that of progressive visible Initiation, with the direct participation of the Candidate aspiring to reach greater Light and someday the Invisible Initiation that unites us to Absolute Wisdom.

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Rosicrucians

 

The original appelation of the alleged members of the occult-cabalistic-theosophic "Rosicrucian Brotherhood", described in the pamphlet "Fama Fraternitatis R.C." (Rosae crucis), which was circulated in manuscript As early as 1610 and first appeared in print in 1614 at Cassel. To the first two additions were prefixed the tract "Allgemeine und Generalreforation der ganzen weiten Welt", a translation of Fr. Boccalini's "Dei Ragguagli di Parnasso", 1612. Beginning with the fourth edition in 1615, the third Rosicrucian rudiment, "Confessio der Fraternitat", was added to the "Fama". According to these, the Rosicrucian brotherhood was founded in 1408 by a German nobleman, Christian Rosenkreuz (1378-1484), a former monk, who while travelling through Damascus, Jerusalem and Fez had been initiated into Arabian learning (magic), and who considered an antipapal Christianity, tinged with theosophy, his ideal of a religion. Concerned above all else that their names should appear in the Book of Life, the brothers were to consider the making of gold as unimportant-although for the true philosophers (Occultists) this was an easy matter and a parergon. They must apply themselves zealously and in the deepest secrecy to the study of Nature in her hidden forces, and to making their discoveries and inventions known to the order and profitable to the needs of humanity. And to further the object of the said order they must assemble annually at the "Edifice of the Holy Spirit", the secret head-quarters of the order, cure the sick gratuitously, and whilst each one procured himself a successor they must provide for the continuance of their order. Free from illness and pain, these "Invisibles", as they were called in the vernacular, were supposed to be yearning for the time when the church should be "purified".

 

For two hundred years, while the world never had the least suspicion of their existence, the brotherhood transmitted by these means the wisdom of "Father" Rosenkreuz, one hundred and twenty years after the latter's burial, until about 1604 they finally became known. The "Fama", which effected this, invited "all of the scholars and rulers of Europe" openly to favour the cause, and eventually to sue for entrance into the fraternity, to which, nevertheless, only chosen souls would be admitted. The morbid propensity of the age for esoterism, magic, and confederacies caused the "Fama" to raise a feverish excitement in men's minds, expressed in a flood of writings for and against the brotherhood, and in passionate efforts to win admission to the order, or at least to discover who were its members. All of these endeavours, even by scholars of real repute like Descartes and Leibniz, were without results. From the manifestly fabulous and impossible "History" of the brotherhood, it was apparent that it depended upon a "mystification". This mystification was directly explained by an investigation by the author, who appears unquestionable to have been the Lutheran theologian of Würtemberg, John Valentin Andrea (1586-1654). According to his own admission, Andrea composed in 1602 or 1603 the Rosicrucian book, "Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosenkreuz 1459", which appeared in 1616. This book, called by Andrea himself a youthful literary trifle in which he intended to ridicule the mania of the times for occult marvels (Life, p. 10), bears the closest intrinsic relation to the "Fama", which, in the light of this, is undoubtedly a later work of Andreä's or at least of one of the circle of friends inspired by him. Alchemistic occultism is mocked at in these works and in the "General-Reformation", the follies of the then untimely reformers of the world are openly ridiculed. The fantastic form of the tracts is borrowed from contemporary romances of knighthood and travel. The "Rosy Cross" was chosen for the symbol of the order because, first, the rose and cross were ancient symbols of occultism and, secondly, occur in the family arms of Andrea. It recalls Luther's motto: "Des Christen Hertz auf Rosen geht, wenn's mitten unter'm Kreuze steht" (Hossback, 121). As a result of his satirically meant but seriously accepted works, which soon gave rise to occult humbuggery (opposed by him) in new Rosicrucian raiment, Andrea openly renounced Rosicrucianism and frequently referred to it as a ridiculous comedy and folly. In spite of this, the Rosicrucian fraud, which served in many ways as a model for the anti-Masonic Taxil-Schwindel, has continued effective until the present day. In the seventeenth century Michael Maier and Robert Fludd were its champions. Psuedo-Rosicrucian societies arose, falsely claiming descent from the genuine fraternity of the "Fama". After 1750 occult Rosicrucianism was propagated by Freemasonry, where it led to endless extravagant manifestations (St. Germain, Cagliostro, Schropfer, Wollner etc.). In the system of high degrees in "Scottish" Freemasonry, especially in the Rosendruez degree, the Rosicrucian symbols are still retained with a Masonic interpretation. Finally, since about 1866 there have existed in England and Scotland (London, Newcastle, York, Glasgow) and in the United States (Boston, Philadelphia) "colleges" of a Masonic Rosicrucian society, whose members claim to be direct descendants of the brotherhood founded in 1408. Only Master Masons are eligible for membership. According to the definition of the president of the London branch (Supreme Magus), Brother Dr. Wm. Wynn Westcott, M.B., P.Z., it is "the aim of the Society to afford mutual aid and encouragement in working out the great problems of life and in searching out the secrets of nature; to facilitate the study of philosophy founded upon the Kabbalah and the doctrines of Hermes Trismegistus, which was inculcated by the original Fratres Roseae Crucis of Germany, A.D. 1450; and to investigate the meaning and symbolism of all that now remains of the wisdom, art, and literature of the ancient world". The view which has been lately revived, especially by Katsch and Pike, that Rosicrucianism definitely or even perceptibly cooperated in the foundation of modern Freemasonry in 1717, is contradicted by well-known historical facts.

 

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This is no story. Look around on the web. Have you ever heard Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard? These two participated in a ritual known as "the Babalon Working" which is famous in occult circles loosely, it was an attempt to summon a living goddess and change the course of history. They were aided in this work by Sampson Bennetts of the Rosicrucian Order and his wife Sara Melian Gabriel, a well known spiritualist from India.

 

In The Unknown God we read about life in the first profess house, the first public performances of the Gnostic Mass, the first initiations and how they

were read rather than performed in certain cases, and complete records of the early initiations. We see the intersections of the order with Freemasonry, Rosicrucionism, the G.B.G, the A∴A∴, and other orders. Detailed accounts of the work of Jane Wolfe, Jack Parsons, C.F. Russell,

Louis Culling and many others complement the story.

 

Rosicrucians believe that Christian Rosenkreuz was reborn as the Count of St Germain and later into the 20th century and lived in England under the name Sampson Bennetts. Sampson Bennetts reportedly died on July 16, 1987. Rosicrucians believe Christian Rosenkreuz is now John Twelve Hawks, the author of the 2005 dystopian novel The Traveler and the 2007 novel, The Dark River, the first two novels in the Fourth Realm Trilogy. To this day John Twelve Hawks real identity is unknown.

 

Christian Rosenkreuz, English Christian Rose Cross, is the legendary founder of the Rosicrucian Order (Order of the Rose Cross), presented in the three Manifestos published in the early 17th century. The first anonymous public document on the Rosicrucian Order is the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis which appeared in 1614 in Kassel (Germany), introducing the pilgrim founder "Frater C.R.C", followed in 1615 by the Confessio Fraternitatis (issued with Fama (...)). In 1616 appears the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz in Strasbourg (annexed by France in 1681) which discloses for the first time the founder's name as Christian Rosenkreutz.

 

According to legend, Christian Rosenkreuz discovered and learned Esoteric Wisdom among Arab sages as a pilgrim to the East, supposedly in the early 15th century (see section below on Symbolism) ; returned and founded the "Fraternity of the Rose Cross" with himself (Frater C.R.C.) as Head of the Order. Under his direction a Temple, called Sanctus Spiritus, or "The House of the Holy Spirit", was built.

 

Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the "Elixir of Life", a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution. He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London. It has been suggested that the Count was a time traveller, as a possible explanation for his many outlandish claims, including that he was present in biblical times and had met Jesus of Nazareth.

 

Some occult writers, including Rudolf Steiner, Max Heindel and (much later) Guy Ballard, have stated that Rosenkreutz later reappeared as the Count of St Germain, a courtier, adventurer, and alchemist who reportedly died on February 27, 1784. Steiner once identified Rembrandt's painting "A Man in Armour" as a portrait of Christian Rosencreutz, apparently in a 17th century manifestation.

 

The Count of St. Germain (fl. 1710–1784) has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and amateur composer, but is best known as a recurring figure in the stories of several strands of occultism -- particularly those connected to Theosophy, where he is referred to as the Master Rakoczi or the Master R. Some sources write that his name is not familial, but was invented by him as a French version of the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning "Holy Brother".

 

Self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar" Jack Parsons was an avid practitioner of the occult arts, and a follower of Thelema. He saw no contradiction between his scientific and magical pursuits: before each rocket test launch, Parsons would invoke the god Pan. Parsons was chosen by Aleister Crowley to lead Agape Lodge, the Thelemic Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) in California in 1942 after Crowley expelled Wilfred Smith from the position.

 

Aleister Crowley. Crowley was an English poet, magician, Satan follower, and a member (later the leader) of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), or "Order of the Eastern Temple," which was originally a cult of high ranking Freemasons. Aleister Crowley (also known as Baphomet) had charge of O.T.O. in the British Isles, the United States and Canada. Crowley used the name "Mysteria Mystica Maxima" to describe the lower Degrees of his O.T.O. province, but used "Ordo Templi Orientis" as the over-all name.

 

O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis), the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.

 

Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) defined itself as Rosicrucian, especially during the reign of Reuss. The order was originally founded by Carl Kellner, Heinrich Klein & Franz Hartmann in 1895. Theodor Reuss succeeded Kellner as chief in 1902, and it became at this point a really operating order. Reuss energic efforts caused it to spread throughout Europe and eventually branches in the USA was established. OTO postulated that it consisted of a large number of esoteric tradtitions (Templar, Martinist, R+C, AASR, M-M, Illuminati, etc, etc), hence the R+C aspect was not the dominating one. As the name indicates, OTO is a heir to the tradition of the Knight Templars. The order have experienced tremendously many schisms throughout the years, and today there are many groups claiming to be representing the genuin lineage of the order. The most well-known modern branch, is the Thelemic organization located in California operating internationally under the name OTO.

 

OTO is a much more dark order than Freemasonry and got very little to do with freemasonry as it practices a system of magic called Thelema channeled to Crowley through the spirit Aiwass, even though Freemasonry as well is equally sinister at its top levels. In OTO however, the obscurity is pretty much clear from the beginning for new members while in Freemasonry you have to attain very high degrees which only a very few selected attains of all the freemasons, and usually this is quite often people in high positins in society, before that becomes apparant and the true agenda is revealed. Bonds are also tied to Skull & Bones and their equally sick and distorted practices and rituals and beliefs, and notice that many presidents and governmental people as well as other people in various high positions in society are members of Skull & Bones (And several were and are members of other orders as well).

 

The Collected writings of Jack Parsons

The Book of Babalon,

The Book of Antichrist,

and other writings

 

In August 1945, on leave from his less than spectacular naval career, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was introduced to Parsons. Jack was impressed by Ron's exuberance and energy and wrote in a letter to Crowley: "I deduced that he is in direct touch with some higher intelligence. He is the most Thelemic (Crowley's branch of magic) person I have ever met and is in complete accord with our own principles". Hubbard moved in and promptly gained the affections of Parsons' mistress (with Parsons' knowledge), 19-year-old Betty Northrop. He was soon initiated into the secrets of the OTO and made Parsons' magical partner.

 

Jack Parsons set out to find another partner, his so called "scarlet woman", a magickal partner with whom he could sire a "Moonchild." The Moonchild is traditionally the incarnation of a god, as prophesied in Crowley's channeled script The Book of the Law. The creation of this Moonchild was covered in Crowley's novel, Moonchild.

 

When Parsons met artist and poet Marjorie Cameron, he regarded her as the fulfilment of his magical rituals. This same year he resigned his leadership of the O.T.O.

 

The Hubbard/Allied relationship lasted until 1947, when Hubbard defrauded Parsons of a sum of money and ran off with Sarah Northrup. Hubbard used much of this money from Allied Enterprises to promulgate and publish his book Dianetics, which later evolved into and was superseded by Scientology

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Does it really matter if Scientologist have their roots masonry? I am neither, but I cannot see any harm they have done to anyone. I cannot see how charitble organizations are bad? Soldier what is your belief? I know as a Catholic people bash my religion all the time, but I believe it good and have gained decent morals and ethics from it. It appears these groups do the same.

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