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He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. The fact that you are reading this book is a sign that your are a seeker, someone on a personal Quest. A journey of discovery that goes to the very essence of your being. What is my purpose?
What can I accomplish in life? How do I chart my own course in life? Is there more to this wonderful universe than I see around me? These are the great questions the brave and insightful have always sought answers to. Exactly what you are seeking, what you want to accomplish, what challenges you face or difficulties you want to conquer is, of course, only for you to judge.
But perhaps what you seek can be explained simply and generally as greater personal power, a more focused attunement with life, heightened spiritual awareness, and ultimately as the mystical experience of Cosmic Consciousness. Rosicrucians call this Mastery of Life. It embraces all aspects of who you are and all you can be – physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
It is the greatest journey a human being can take. Perhaps it is the only one he or she must take. Can the Rosicrucian Order help you on that Quest? Can being a Rosicrucian student give you Mastery of Life? We learn to adapt and survive in masteey outside world. Our families and peers teach us socially amrc behaviour. Our educational system teaches us the technical and social skills amorcc need to sustain a material life.
As adults we are thrust into a society geared towards materialism and maintaining the status quo. Rarely, live in the early formative years, are we taught inner development; with an emphasis on intuition, the subconscious mind, independent thinking, self esteem, self- confidence, psychic or inner spiritual growth.
Is it any wonder the inner self becomes lost in the business of the outer world? Yet despite all this the inner self does remain alive in everyone, and many are ready to heed its call.
That is why the Rosicrucian Order is in existence today and has been for centuries, offering people a way to realise their own infinitely powerful and divine nature.
Rosicrucian: Mastery of Life
This eternal struggle should not be cause for despair because it is through successfully overcoming challenges in life that you evolve. The purpose of the Rosicrucian teachings is to learn how to find the answers within you. Inspiration, energy, and even specific answers to all challenges lief life are available when one learns the proper techniques. The Path of the Mystic As a Rosicrucian student, you will be walking along the path of the mystic.
It is a path travelled by a relative few at any one time. Yet, it is the path mstery has given us many of our greatest minds, enriching the world with their physical inventions, scientific discoveries, beautiful works of art, music and books, but most importantly, their personal approach to life. And it is the path each must travel in their own time if they are to reach their ultimate personal evolution.
A proper definition has always been elusive or vague. For the record, mysticism can be defined as an experience where one personally knows, through direct amorrc, the Source of all Being. Many call this source God; others, the Cosmic. The point is, the experience is noetic.
We know, not believe through faith, or know only through scientific observation, but we simply and truly know. The art of mysticism can be learned. The work of the Rosicrucian Order is to initiate you to the techniques where mystical knowledge can be readily attained. This knowledge when properly accessed is ultimately rational.
It is simply an art of knowing. The mystical experience transcends nature. Often the person will receive a feeling that far surpasses anything which could be conveyed bywords. Furthermore, this insight, devoid of ego, is thoroughly comprehended as truthful. Some already know a great deal about the main thrust of our curriculum, namely mysticism and spirituality in its broadest sense.
For others however, these topics are quite new and there is a great deal of catching up to do before they fully understand the potential that lies within them. For that reason we liffe that you begin your studies with an entirely open mind and give us a chance to present both new and old concepts from a Rosicrucian point of view without being judged too harshly on the basis of your present acquired understanding.
We acknowledge there will be some similarities with other disciplines, but there will also be many areas where the Rosicrucian approach is quite different from anything you may have encountered before. In these wholly Rosicrucian areas, we especially ask that you approach them with sincerity and a genuine desire to understand. That does not mean abandoning prior beliefs, but it does mean that you may have to adapt your o in the light of new knowledge. We expect you to respectfully listen to what we have to say, to accept what is logical and rational, and question what is not.
If some aspects of our knowledge you simply cannot accept, we do not seek to force you to do so. We endeavour to give you a system of living that brings you lasting success, happiness and peace, and we firmly believe our system can work for you if you give lige a chance.
The only thing we really do require of you though is tolerance of the opinions of others, and patience with your own inner development. Much of the material in the Rosicrucian teachings cannot be found anywhere else. Much of it goes back to the mystery schools of ancient Egypt and Europe. Yet it is not frozen. It has moved and is still moving with the times.
It is not the thoughts of a single teacher or group but the development of some of the greatest mystical minds through the ages. It is not a religion or dogma or even a single philosophy. Not knowledge in the sense of acquiring information although you willbut knowledge in the sense of Knowing or wisdom. Through our teachings ,ife will gain specific knowledge of metaphysics, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, parapsychology and science not taught by conventional educational systems or traditional religions.
Its great power can be applied to the everyday affairs of your life with startling results. Imagine having the ability to actualise your highest potential in all areas of life including family and social relationships, career, health, and personal development.
If you already know much Perhaps you have already swum in the vast sea of metaphysical and self help books, programmes, lectures, seminars, movements. You already have much information and insight. But this approach is almost always incomplete because most books, seminars and study groups have a limited focus, such as personal prosperity, improving relationships, meditation, spiritual attunement, or developing psychic abilities. The Rosicrucian system of study provides a foundation that ties together all different aspects of metaphysical study and demonstrates their inter-connectedness.
You will understand the amkrc laws that govern all realms. Amstery will understand Your Amocr.
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This study of higher wisdom is designed to give you a complete knowledge plus a balanced and total personal development. To our knowledge, it is the only system that does this. There is no religious connotation associated with this symbol; the Rosy Cross symbol predates Christianity.
The lineage of the Rosicrucian movement can be traced from its beginnings in the mystery schools of ancient Eygpt lire by Pharaoh Thutmose III to B. Cand more particularly mzstery his grandson Pharaoh Amenhotep IV also known as Akhnaton – through to the Greek philosophers such as Thales and Pythagoras, lf Roman philosopher Plotinus, and others like Parmenides, who journeyed to Egypt and were initiated into the mystery schools – through to the symbolism hidden in the love songs of Troubadours, the formularies of Alchemists, the symbolical system known as the Qabalah, and the rituals lofe Orders of Knighthood during the dark and dangerous times of medieval Europe.
This heralded a renewed zmorc in Rosicrucianism throughout Europe. Rosicrucian history states that Sir Francis Bacon was actually the author of the Fama Fraternitatis and other works that brought about the revival of the Order in Germany. Throughout history a number of prominent persons in the fields of science and the arts have been associated with the Rosicrucian movement. Jefferson, and Thomas Paine were intimately connected with the Rosicrucian community.
Throughout history there have been periods of greater and lesser activity of Rosicrucianism around the world.
Inactive in the Americas during the 19th century, the Order was very active in France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, and other lands during this time. While Rosicrucianism is primarily a western phenomenon it is also eclectic and uniquely draws on the diverse mystical traditions of ancient Greece, China, India and Persia. Naturally enough, it also embraces the great explosion of human, scientific and philosophical knowledge of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Spencer Lewis, who recieved the authority from the Rosicrucian Order in worldwide. Its teachings are translated into 14 languages and its groups are found in over cities.
To serve this diverse population, the Order is divided into jurisdictions known as Grand Lodges each amrc for masteru specific language or region. It is a non-profit tax- exempt organisation with its own president and four other directors. It is in this attainment that one secures the deepest and most all-embracing sense of peace and harmony with self and all of creation.
The Rosicrucian teachings help you to accomplish this through numerous exercises and experiments designed to discipline your five physical senses and awaken the deeper psychic sense, often left dormant within you. On the physical level You can discover how to achieve vibrant health and increase your vitality. Amongst many topics covered in a practical way there are: This inner peace helps you remain calm, centred, and focused in the midst of crises, makes you a source of strength for others, and promotes more harmonious personal relationships with your friends and loved ones.
You will learn techniques for relaxation and meditation, how to lifee visualisation as a tool to achieve your goals, and subjects such as: You can enhance the strength and power of your inner being, bring it to a higher standard of operation, opening up a whole new resource for increased intuition, insight, creative aomrc, and innovative solutions to problems. Topics, exercises and experiments are presented on: This leads to amord integration of all aspects of your being.
From this spiritual foundation, from your connection with the greater whole, everything else flows. Some of the fascinating subjects covered include: