Max Heindel, spiritual Initiate and messenger of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, was born in Denmark on July23, 1865. He became a shipping engineer and eventually emigrated to the United States. By 1905 he had becomeseriously interested in the study of metaphysics, and spent the next few years consciously working and searchingfor spiritual Truths. When he was visiting Germany in 1907, the Elder Brother of the Rose Cross who became hisTeacher made contact with him on the inner planes. He was instructed in the etheric Temple of the Rose Cross,receiving the occult Teachings that he eventually incorporated into
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception,
published in November 1909. He founded
The Rosicrucian Fellowship
in August 1909, and spent his remainingyears, until January 6, 1919, writing, lecturing, establishing Fellowship Headquarters in Oceanside, California,and generally spreading the Teachings of Esoteric Christianity - the pioneer spiritual Teachings which willprepare all humanity for the New Age of Aquarius, when all nations will join in Universal Brotherhood.