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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 AMENMAATRA on November 26, 2010 at 10:12am

Kuthumi Hierophant of AMORC was a great teacher from 19th Century Kashmir, India, though he lived mostly in Tibet. He channeled writings to Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, resulting in The Secret Doctrine, Isis Unveiled and other profound works.

El Morya a 19th Century master was an Indian prince who taught the masters Kuthumi and Djwal Khul. On a visit to London, he first approached the young Madame Helena Blavatsky and revealed her life's path. He directed her work, and assigned to Kuthumi the creation of the books she received. Mme. Blavatsky sometimes visited the three masters.

Madame Blavatsky, Kuthumi, El Morya, St. Germain
Comment by AMENMAATRA on November 25, 2010 at 9:08pm

"According to Theosophy, Kuthumi is considered to be one of the members of the Spiritual Hierarchy called the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom which oversees the development of the human race on this planet to higher levels of consciousness."

Here also appears for the very first time the name of Mrs May Banks-Stacey,27 whom the «masters of Egypt» - Lewis says – had chosen to bring him the testimony of a so-called pharaonic rosicrucian filiation:

«The cross used by the Rosicrucians as a symbol antedates Christ by 1,700 years (...) The family of Thotmis IV. founded the order and built the temple of Karnak and other temples, and were instrumental in having stored in the pyramids and other safe places the emblems and signs of material sciences and accomplishments. Realizing that some day knowledge might be wiped out, the family of Thotmis decided to store in the pyramids philosophies and secrets which could not be transcribed or otherwise indicated to perpetuate them for ‘time eternal’ (...) The supreme consuls in Egypt and India designated Mrs. May Banks-Stacey, widow of Colonel Stacey, U.S.A., to bring the jewels and symbols to this country. She also has the rosary used by the family of Thotmis about 1,500 B.C. The chain is made of skin, set with rubies, turquoises, amethysts, and other stones bearing weird hieroglyphics.»28

Lewis states that Mrs. Stacey has put in the Archives of the Supreme Grand Lodge of A.M.O.R.C. a declaration with the following statement:

«I further state that the said Jewels and incomplete instructions were delivered into my hands by the R.C. Masters of India, representing the Supreme Council of the World, and that I was there made an initiate of the Order and a Legate of the Order for America. I also state that the said Jewels and papers were represented to me as coming direct from Egypt and France, and that they were given to me to be formally handed to that man who should present certain papers, documents, jewels and ‘key’ in America. Such a person having matured and being Brother H. S. Lewis, I did the duty expected of me, fulfilled my commission and with pleasure express the joy at seeing the work so well under way in accordance with the prophecy made in India to me in person. The history of the Jewels and papers are, to my knowledge, exactly as stated herein and as described by Mr. Lewis, our Imperator, in the History of the Order as published in the Official Magazine.»30
Comment by AMENMAATRA on November 25, 2010 at 8:43pm
The co-founder of AMORC "May-Banks" was part of the Theosophist Inner Circle, the esoteric group within the Society. Also, in relation to the Theosophical society and AMORC one may only look up two Theosophical Prophets/AMORC Masters. First, the pseudo Saint Germain the "AMORC Rosicrusian" whom published a Tarot deck in America which he stole from R. Falconnier. Second, Master Kut-Hu-Mi who was the beloved Hierophant of AMORC.
Comment by AMENMAATRA on November 25, 2010 at 8:31pm
Yes, C.R. is a Allegory. However, the Fama is the Summary of the Rosicrucian foundation, and tells of the path Kabalah took to get to Europeans. There were real people who did what he did, however history does not remember their names.

As for the May Banks Stacy thing, there are numerous papers documenting her contributions to AMORC, I am sure this quote supports my statement though. "Lewis had no knowledge of the Rosicrucians before May Stacy Banks told him about them". pg 16 Master of the Rose Cross- an AMORC publication 2009

Comment by ☤Tris☤ on November 25, 2010 at 2:00pm
Rosicrucian-ism is not theosophical, AMORC is an organization based primarily and almost entirely on Rosicrucian ideals - among other things.

Just so there is some distinction.

It is a far stretch in my opinion to say that AMORC would not be without her or that AMORC was significantly based on theosophy, where can I read that she was so instrumental to the organization?
Comment by AMENMAATRA on November 25, 2010 at 1:04pm
AMORCISM was half Theosophical to begin with, many of its first members were both. In fact the Co-founder of AMORC was May Banks Stacey, she was also a Theosophical leader in America. Without her help AMORC would not be!
Comment by AMENMAATRA on November 25, 2010 at 12:58pm
The Man behind the Rosy-Cross?

The Rosy-Cross is documented in kabalistic text perhaps as old as the 2nd century BC, The Rose-Zohar. However, the original Rose Cross was a gift to Martin Luther and became his banner and the banner for the Protestant Reformation as a whole.

The Coat of Arms of Luther!

Comment by ☤Tris☤ on November 25, 2010 at 12:38pm
Too bad Rosicrucian-ism isn't theosophical and that the Fama Fraternitatis was published publicly in 1614, Ervast wasn't even born until 1875.

Comment by ☤Tris☤ on January 28, 2010 at 3:15pm
Yes Journeying, they were quite concerned about translation indeed, the priests put Pythagoras through far more intensive studies (especially on their language) than anyone wishing to gain entry into the schools ever had to go through. He did however, have high recommendations from the Pharaoh, charged to bring the mysteries back to Greece, as the Egyptians had a lot of respect for their culture.

Indeed unbaptised, this is truly the beauty of symbols, the temples still teach in the same way at Karnak and Luxor. If one has the keys to understand the symbols, they have just as much meaning as they did when they were etched on the walls of the temples.

I also agree with you about the much corrupted information on the web, that is why I have been trying to gather us true Alchemists, Magi, Rosicrucians, and others together as one to bring the teachings in an unaltered way, as much as possible. For example, AMORC having direct teachings of all degrees in their fullness on the internet, is just as good if not offering even more interactivity and experience then receiving teachings and monographs in the mail or via email.
Comment by As Above, So Below on January 28, 2010 at 11:42am
Sorry to get off the topic of Thrice-Great Hermes Trismegistus, but just recently i have been reading Practical Mysticism by Edward Lee, who has served for AMORC for many years.

if you haven't read this book or aren't aware of any of Lee's writings, i recommend them he opens many doors and makes very clear understandings.

he states:

"the concept of god reflects the intelligence, education, religious and social background of each individual. For these reasons it is impossible to create a uniform conception of god acceptable to all individuals alike."

"true mystical teachings are definitely not in the business of trying to make all of its students think exactly alike." "but do encourage the serious student on to independent thought and applying what is learned in a practical way."

for me that is very well put, i understand the philosophy in most religious texts that people live by, and i understand as a individual that we all have had prior experiences that only put us at different stages of development "learning/understanding",
the past 2 years i have learned to look through life at that perspective through the application of mysticism.
i now understand that you have to study and understand all of your relations and there relations, i was just following rules and guidelines given to me from Catholicism growing up. Its a forever long journey through the ancients ways, no answers are given to everyone the same because they work different for every individual.
Its up to you to learn and walk the path of enlightenment.

I'm curious about how you all perceive the study of life and any understandings you have that can make mine more clear????

Thank You

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