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"Great truths are portions of the soul of man;
Great souls are portions of eternity."
"Great truths are portions of the soul of man;
Great souls are portions of eternity."

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Published by: ANTHONY WRITER on Jul 05, 2012
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The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge.
He was born on
July 23rd, 1865
into the noble family Von Grasshoff, which wasconnected to the German Court during the lifetime of Prince Bismarck. Hisname was Carl Louis Von Grasshoff, but later adopted the pen name of MaxHeindel.Between the years 1895, and 1901, he was a consulting engineer in the city of New York. His first marriage was full of disappointments and sorrow andended by the death of his wife in 1905
In 1903, Max Heindel moved to Los Angeles, California, seeking work. Afterattending lectures by the theosophist C.W. Leadbeater, he joined theTheosophical Society of Los Angeles, of which he became vice-president in1904 and 1905. He also became a vegetarian, and began the study of astrology,which gave him the key to unlocking the mysteries of man's inner nature.He met his future wife Augusta Foss around this time. However, overwork and privation brought him severe heart trouble in 1905, and for months he layat the point of death. Upon his recovery he was more keenly aware of theneeds of humanity. It is said that he spent much of the time during this illnessout of his body, consciously working and seeking for the truth as he might findit on the invisible planes.In 1908 where he at once started to formulate the Rosicrucian teachings, theWestern Wisdom Teachings, which he had received from the Elder Brothers,published as a book entitled The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception in 1909. It isa reference work in the Christian mysticism practice and in the Occult studyliterature, containing the fundamentals of Esoteric Christianity from aRosicrucian perspective. The Cosmo contains a comprehensive outline of theevolutionary processes of man and the universe, correlating science withreligion.From 1909 to 1919, suffering a severe heart condition and with an adversefinancial situation, but with an indomitable will and great energy, MaxHeindel was able to accomplish the great work for the Brothers of the RoseCross. With the help, support and inspiration of his wife Augusta Foss, towhom in August 1910 he was joined in marriage, he gave successful teachinglectures; he sent correspondence lessons to the students, who formed groupsin many of the larger cities; he wrote volumes which are translated into manylanguages all over the world; he founded The Rosicrucian Fellowship in1909/11 at Mount Ecclesia, Oceanside (California); he published the ChristianEsoteric magazine Rays from the Rose Cross in 1913 and, above all, helaunched the Fellowship's Spiritual Healing service
Occult writings
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, first edition in 1909 (1911 ed.)(1920 ed.)
The Rosicrucian Christianity Lectures
The Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers - Volume I
The Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers - Volume II
The Rosicrucian Mysteries Letters to Students
Gleanings of a Mystic
Mysteries of the Great Operas
Teachings of an Initiate
Ancient and Modern Initiation
The Web of Destiny
Freemasonry and Catholicism
The Vital Body
The Desire Body
The Rosicrucian Principles of Child Training
How Shall We Know Christ at His Coming?
The Mystical Interpretation of Christmas
The Mystical Interpretation of Easter
Nature Spirits and Nature Forces
The Message of the Stars
Simplified Scientific Astrology
Astro-Diagnosis - A Guide to Healing
Occult Principles of Health and Healing
Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, from his 1905/6 lectures (edited1933; Introduction by Manly Palmer Hall)
New Age Vegetarian Cookbook, 492 pagesAfter lunch on January 6th, 1919, at about 4 P.M. Max Heindel, looked upsmiling into Mrs. Heindel's face with his last words, "I am all right dear," andhe passed into the Great Beyond.

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