Max Heindel, spiritual Initiate and messenger of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, was born inDenmark on July 23, 1865. He became a shipping engineer and eventually emigrated to the UnitedStates. By 1905 he had become seriously interested in the study of metaphysics, and spent the nextfew years consciously working and searching for spiritual Truths. When he was visiting Germany in1907, the Elder Brother of the Rose Cross who became his Teacher made contact with him on theinner planes. He was instructed in the etheric Temple of the Rose Cross, receiving the occultTeachings that he eventually incorporated into
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception,
published inNovember 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 spiritualTeachings which will prepare all humanity for the New Age of Aquarius, when all nations will join inUniversal Brotherhood.