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The term Rosicrucian (symbol: the Rose Cross) describes a secret society of mystics, allegedly formed in late medieval Germany, holding a doctrine "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm.

Between 1607 and 1616, two anonymous manifestos were published, first in Germany and later throughout Europe. These were Fama Fraternitatis RC (The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC) and Confessio Fraternitatis (The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC). The influence of these documents, presenting a "most laudable Order" of mystic-philosopher-doctors and promoting a "Universal Reformation of Mankind", gave rise to an enthusiasm called by its historian Dame Frances Yates the "Rosicrucian Enlightenment".

In later centuries many esoteric societies have claimed to derive their doctrines, in whole or in part, from the original Rosicrucians. Several modern societies, which date the beginning of the Order to earlier centuries, have been formed for the study of Rosicrucianism and allied subjects.

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Comment by Being on August 21, 2012 at 6:17pm

A Rose Cross Decalogue

    1. “I Am” is identity . . . Will-To-Be.
    2. Equilibrium is the basis of the Great Work.
    3. Nature unaided always fails.
    4. I have all the time in the world to complete the Great Work.
    5. All and Everything is done through me, not by me.
    6. Love is universal inclusion and forgiveness.
    7. Desire absolutely, without object.
    8. Know, then realize. Thinking is dangerous.
    9. There is no memory – personal, racial or collective. There is no future. There is         Potential.
    10. Earth is promise, not fact.


Mystic
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on July 16, 2012 at 10:31am

Comment by Excitorus on July 7, 2012 at 9:59pm

Of course Epiffany.  It is always a pleasure when the classic sources are appreciated.

Comment by Epiffany on July 6, 2012 at 11:31pm

Excitorus, thank you for posting the sublime quote below. I read it and felt such excitement and reverence for the piece it gave me the shivers.

Comment by Excitorus on October 11, 2011 at 10:55pm

Surely, nothing has been done for which forgiveness would be needed.

It would be an error to presume that another fails to realize that "this is not 1500 A.D." ;^).  The danger which the Church posed to Europeans of the time has (mostly) passed (thus removing one reason for obscurity).  Still, an appreciation for classics does not make a person unable to live in the now.  And, to totally disregard the classics means to overlook the luminous words of those who have gone before us.  Why "recreate the wheel" if not necessary?  Or, on the other hand, why stick with the horse and buggy?  The only relevance is that behind the wheel or the buggy is the manifestation of movement -- truth of the underlying idea.


Thus, the driven aspirant will look for the underlying Truth in all that is encountered.  Though, ultimately, the student must learn to read for himself, and not rely so much on the literal words or sketched maps of others.


It is, of course, true that all knowledge and truth exists within.  But, so does the confusion and error of incorrect ideas accumulated over the many prior incarnations.  That is why the reformation is necessary; and why it is not so simple to truly change oneself or the world.

This is an era in which there is much talk of spirituality, heart and truth.  But, much of the underlying motivation remains in the fleeing from life's conflicts and a longing for a ideal of bliss.  In one sense this is valid, it is appropriate to the main current of evolution of the era.
On the other hand, this is only one impulse in the forward movement.  And, human evolution continues far, far into the distance beyond that first level of peace.
But, even to arrive firmly established at that first level, requires a level of effort far beyond what is considered by a tyro entering upon the Path.

"Know Thyself"

---  ---  ---

I CALL UPON THEE, O LIVING GOD, RADIANT
WITH ILLUMINATING FIRE! O UNSEEN
PARENT OF THE SUN! POUR FORTH THY
LIGHT GIVING POWER AND ENERGISE THY
DIVINE SPARK. ENTER INTO THIS FLAME
AND LET IT BE AGITATED BY THE BREATHS
OF THY HOLY SPIRIT. MANIFEST THY POWER
AND OPEN FOR ME THE TEMPLE OF
ALMIGHTY GOD WHICH IS WITHIN THIS FIRE!
MANIFEST THY LIGHT FOR MY
REGENERATION, AND LET THE BREADTH,
HEIGHT, FULLNESS AND CROWN OF THE
SOLAR RADIANCE APPEAR, AND MAY THE
GOD WITHIN SHINE FORTH.

--"The Comte de Gabalis," from an ancient Greek Papyrus

 

Comment by Excitorus on October 11, 2011 at 1:17pm

Michael A>  "Why must i seek and find your deepest darkest secrets?"

Ex> Who stated that you "must" do anything?

You have "free will" (maybe).

(For that matter, Who written anything about "deepest darkest secrets?")


Michael A>  "Selling wisdom?"

Ex>  Who, here in this discussion, is "selling?"  (As if wisdom could be "sold.")

There seems to be an unstated objection here.  If you have some personal issue, it would be more fruitful to take it to the offending entity, and not assume that one who speaks in the same vicinity is a representative thereof.

It would also be wise to first have a clue about karmic effects before going Quixote against some entity the purpose and effects of which one may not be aware.


Michael A>  "[My] point is why not just tell it like it is?"

Ex>  Describe, without using example or arbitrary measurement, the experience of the color "red."

You might say, "It is the color of the [natural] rose."  But, this is only an exemplar case, it does not describe the color.
You might say it is the visual perception of light vibrations with a wavelength between approximately 620 - 750 nanometers.  But, this is only a measurement in arbitrary units.  It still does not describe the experience of "red."

Thus, the only way to convey the experience of "red" to another mind is through, first, bringing that mind to it's own experience (with an example) and teaching that the word-label "red" is used for that experience ; only afterwards, can there be agreement that the word "red" signifies the color experience.

Language, in general, has developed to label common physical, emotional and mental experience.  The only reason why language is effective is because of the agreement that a given word symbolizes a particular experience.  Thereafter, various manipulations of the language can be used to investigate relationship amongst those common experiences.

But, the esoteric is none of these things.  And, when the mind departs from the region of common experience, then language begins to fail.  The mind still must be led to the experience.  Thus, stories, parables, allegory and symbolism are the historic method of doing so simply because there is no other method, there are no words which can give the experience.

Only an attentive and sufficiently-developed aspirant will be capable of reading the esoteric meaning in such allegory.

And, the previous responses were in relation to the questions asked.  There was not intended to be the suggestion that the work in question would be a suitable study for the neophyte.  In fact, it was suggested that it is particularly obscure.


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"There is a sacred science, and for thousands of years countless inquisitive people have sought in vain to penetrate its 'secrets.'  It is as if they attempted to dig a hole in the sea with an ax.  The tool must be of the same nature as the objective to be worked upon.  Spirit is found only with spirit, and esoterism is the spiritual aspect of the world, inaccessible to cerebral intelligence.

"Those who profess to reveal the esoterism of such teachings are charlatans.  They may try to explain the implication of a certain word or formula as with a conventional secret, but with regard to sacred science, they will never be able to do more than put one word in place of another, and at best this will be bad literature replacing a simple idea.

"The true initiate can guide a gifted pupil and help him to travel more quickly along the path to consciousness, and the pupil, upon reaching stages of illumination by his own inner light, will read the esoterism of such teaching directly.  No one can do it for him."

R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, "Esoterism and Symbol"

Comment by michael alaska on October 11, 2011 at 2:06am

http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/Elementals.htm

 

how close is Blavatsky in "part ll"

Comment by Excitorus on October 10, 2011 at 1:27pm

It does contain substantial content relating to elementals.  In fact, it has referred to by some sources as the "most accurate" depiction thereof.

But, as you say, it is allegory ; and not only that, in this case even the allegory is conveyed in a symbolic manner.  If the reader in any way takes it as literal, then there will arise fanciful imaginings.  Thus, the term "demon-spirits" is more likely to give a false impression.

In a sense, one must first have gained some experience of the topics under discussion (even with the "explaining" commentary) before being able to truly understand it.  In this way, that work is more of an explanation for those who've already taken some knowledge through experience.

With these caveats stated, the book is not in the form of a "list."

Comment by michael alaska on October 10, 2011 at 10:35am
is this the book that lists the demons-spirits that the Rosicruians have  used thoughout time ?  allegorical of course.
Comment by Excitorus on October 7, 2011 at 7:52pm
The Comte de Gabalis is often considered one of the "sacred texts" by Rosicrucians.  The author was not Montfaucon de Villars.  The initial text (without comments) requires a profound study of the Classic in history and Neo-Platonic philosophy.  With the comments (1910-1913 editions), it is somewhat more clear.  But, of course, it is still allegorical and esoteric writing.
 
 
 

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