Max Heindel, spiritual Initiate and messenger of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, was born in Denmark onJuly 23, 1865. He became a shipping engineer and eventually emigrated to the United States. By 1905 he hadbecome seriously interested in the study of metaphysics, and spent the next few years consciously workingand searching for spiritual Truths. When he was visiting Germany in 1907, the Elder Brother of the RoseCross who became his Teacher made contact with him on the inner planes. He was instructed in the ethericTemple 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
inAugust 1909, and spent his remaining years, until January 6, 1919, writing, lecturing, establishingFellowship Headquarters in Oceanside, California, and generally spreading the Teachings of EsotericChristianity - the pioneer spiritual Teachings which will prepare all humanity for the New Age of Aquarius,when all nations will join in Universal Brotherhood.