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. Science. today. has at last determined the vast extent o f this continent. Above is a famous artist’s conception of this great catastrophe.I W h en the mighty continent and civilization of Lem uria sank beneath the roaring waves o f the Pacific. centuries ago.

From Plato in ancient times to Francis Bacon in the Elizabethan period the world’s greatest thinkers have tried to solve this problem. from the mystery lands of the East.) . and mystical unfoldment that they were able to control the forces of nature. and when men and women had attained the highest degree of mental.— L o rd E d w a rd B u lw er L y tton . and spiritual unfoldment. material blessings. this great estate. W h at happened in the centuries gone by to separate men and women from this great heritage. are still a mys­ tery to the unworthy. hinted at by the earliest philos­ ophers.Ef)e H o st C g tate A S M A N lost the great knowledge which he once possessed. and that there was a real fall o f m an when man lost all the advantages he had attained. I do not blame them for their discretion. (A R osicrucian. and goodness that God intended every human being to possess. to direct the laws of the universe. mental. physical. health. beautiful homes. and which enabled him to be the master of his own life and the ruler of the universe around him? Is man today a victim of circumstances and con' ditions because he has lost the high estate in which he once lived as the most powerful creature on earth? According to all of the ancient legends and historical records there was a time when man was mighty in knowledge. Throughout the Middle Ages there came into the heart of Europe. happiness. and have tried to dis* cover why man lost what he once possessed. gorgeous parks. marvelous revelations of [3] T h e R o s ic r u c ia n s — an august fraternity whose doctrines. to bring into their personal affairs all of the prosperity. To such great heights did men and women attain cultural. marvel' ous architecture. and possessed all of the wealth of happiness. power. In these ancient legends and records we discover that once in various parts of the world there existed great cities in the center of greater empires with magnificent buildings. and mystical powers ever dreamed of in the hearts of human beings. and how he may attain it again. we are led to believe that the most fascinating forms of civilization once existed. and places of enjoyment and recreation. boulevards. theatres. and wisdom? According to the historical writings of Plato and Solon. museums.

and the controlling power of the world. [4] . A myth. Even in these modern times newspapers and magazines with special articles refer to the scientific explorations that are made to determine the size and the nature of the continents that lie beneath the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. — Rev. secret doctrines. The flood— dim accounts of which exist in the folk lore of the races of all peoples.) For an example. and which is described in the Bible story of Noah— actually occurred. Mitchell-Hedges. and to encourage the search for ancient writings. W h e n nature’s many mysterious activities are understood. said recently in an exclusive newspaper interview.superior knowledge that had been preserved. but not as a flood in the sense in which we normally use the world. A ll through the darkest ages of ancient traditions runs the story of man’s masterful achievements. It was. But it was a myth common to widely separated peoples— and is as persistent as the legend of the flood. The story of the lost continent of Atlantis is just as fascinating as the story of the lost continent of Lemuria. One was in the eastern oceans. many have contended. and the leading thinkers of Europe delved deeply into these mysteries to revive man’s knowledge. attempted to unify all mystical knowledge. buried manuscripts. man is able to conquer the so-called “ evil influences” which beset his path in life. G e o r g e B an n ­ ing. in fact. by the sinking of rich and populous areas— probably continen­ tal in extent— to the bottom of the sea. and yet each in its time had become the center of higher civilization. and member of the M aya Committee of the British Museum. caused by a cataclysm of the earth’s surface by colossal and devastating changes. and one was in the western. famous explorer. The flood wiped out all but vestiges of this early civilization. and to assist again in bringing him up the mountainside of civilization to the highest attainments. T he Lost Continents of A tlantis and Lemuria A ll of the ancient records that have been consulted by unbiased investigators plainly indicate that at various periods in the past man had attained sublime heights in personal power. and Francis Bacon. (A R osicrucian. and concealed truths that man might have these rich possessions again. A . “A highly cultured civilization existed before the flood. Various mystery schools and organizations were established for this purpose. and then the great disaster that took away from him the great her­ itage which he had enjoyed. and marvelous wisdom. archaeologist. F. the great philosophical leader.

I have unearthed by hacking through scores of miles of sweltering jungles. It is not an idle dream to believe in these things. and especially in the mystical wisdom that made him a master of his own life. li­ braries of rare wisdom. and in the mystical principles that have been wilfully and deliberately concealed from man in these modern days. m . during this gigantic geological adjustment. A part of that evidence has been read by scientists. . they have never been profaned. mankind— if existing before— could not have survived the chaos accompanying the disappearance of continents. machinery and scientific instruments of marvelous usefulness. A great and cul' tured race of men was destroyed by this holocaust. Second. leaders among leaders. institutions of scientific research. There is no mystery about the fact that these ancient peoples did possess unusual knowledge. however.“An impossibility. — Connctllor V on E d{h artsh au sen . in architecture. B ut I have returned lately from an area in which there is to be found conclusive proof that such a cataclysm actually occurred. others have argued. others perhaps reaching mainlands to establish new races and new culture. A few fleeing to the mountain tops and uplands of what very probably was the Atlantis of legend. great museums. a portion of what had been sea bed was heaved upward to become land— even uplands— within the area we now know as Central America. for we have evidences in every part of the world that at the time of the height of power of the continent of Atlantis marvelous things had been accomplished by man through the knowledge that had been passed on to him from century to century and from age to age as a secret heritage. but the mystery surrounds the source of that knowledge and the passing of it on to other races and In our sanctuary all the hidden M ysteries are p r e s e r v e d intact. Think of the magnificent cities that must lie at the bottom of these oceans w'ith their ruined temples. . O u r sci­ ence is the inheritance promised to the Elect. we find that from the most primitive times there were men among men. . sank and was engulfed by the sea. in the arts.) Strange W isd om W hence came this great knowledge? T rac' ing man's development in the arts and sci' ences. because the cata' clysmic geological changes of a magnitude such as 'rewrote' the earth's land and water map occurred too long ago. l'M y two definite conclusions are: first. first. Second. more of it.” Each new fact that is discovered proves that the peoples of these ancient continents were greatly advanced in scientific knowledge. that at some remote time a great land area stretching eastward from Central America. (A Rosicru cian.

It has been used to rebuild cities and nations and empires. is not shared by all human beings but limited only to those who seek it. It has been revised and amended by continued revelations and human experiences. It has been tested and tried and found sufficient to meet all of man’s requirements. floods. and destructive powers of the elements. For many ages the valley of the Nile was primitive in its civilization. construct. mystic leaders. it is evident that this great knowledge was given to only a few in each century. — A lb ertu s M agn u s. we find that along the banks of the Nile in what is now known as Egypt there rose in olden times a nation of people who seemed to possess the greatest knowledge ever revealed to man. From ancient documents that have been translated. Their living structures were devoid of any type of architecture. and the real purpose of our existence. and devoted time and money to the continuance of the knowledge as a heritage to be passed on to future generations and future races. and in each country came as a Divine revelation. and even today the great wisdom that constitutes the real power in life. sensible sweet­ ness. cared for it. or as the budding flower. in the hearts and souls of selected individuals who were to become the avatars. It has aided man in developing his abilities to design. preserved it. and secret writings preserved in metals and on jewels. or consciousness. and great Cosmic cataclysms have never destroyed or taken from man this ancient wisdom. Its people lived in enclosed places beneath the ground like the wildest of animals. from carvings on stone. It has been carried down through the ages as God’s greatest gift to man. nor even of the most commonplace requirements for peace and con' tentment. invent. The destructive influence of storms and strife among men. tidal waves. and discover the great implements of peace and power that contribute to man’s achievement. Seek not too eagerly after the grace o f de­ votion.and secret schools among the many others that possessed this knowledge. and they had no appreciation of the value of hygienic necessities.) T h e First Egyptian Civilization W hen we attempt to trace the history of one of the world’s greatest countries. The desire fo r kn ow ledge had not [6] . and tears. ( A Rosicrucian. and who make their lives deserving and worthy. Such knowledge was not given to all human beings. but let thy chief care be to re­ main inwardly united to God by good will in the intellectual part of the Soul. earthquakes. and saviours of their time. and ignorant of even the essential fundamental truths of life. and it has served to enable man to reconstruct cities and countries that have been destroyed.

Instead of a great tomb. Did the survivors of A tlantis hold their convocations here? .Building the Great Pyramid of Gizeh. to crect it. it brotherhood whose wisdom we today ancient Lemuria or O ne hundred thousand men were employed twenty years is discovered to have been a temple o f learning o f a secret are just beginning to appreciate.

material.T h e C o s m i c influ­ ences are invisible. They found the secret of agriculture. They developed personal powers and attributes that made them the leading mental powers of the world. and. Then. nevertheless. there came into the history of this land a strange and unusual awakening! History. ( A Rosicrucian. and what was the cause of it? Our only answer is the fact that just prior to this great and revolutionary change in Egypt the con­ tinent of Atlantis had disappeared. Going back over all the ancient records of Egypt it would seem as though the whole valley of the Nile was transformed over night from the most primitive condition to the most modern and superb to be found anywhere in the world. How came this sudden change. reach­ ing what is now known as the Mediter­ ranean. reveals that within a period of a hundred years the whole of that Egyptian territory was changed in its physical. They found artificial ways of creating light to use in the darkest recesses of their temples and grottos. and all of the funda­ mental principles of the present-day sciences became known to them in the short span of a few years. The mysteries of the heavens became known to them. W ith them went the great heritage o f secret \nowledge and wisdom . H eat and light are in ­ tangible and incorpo­ real. They found that there was a soul within them. they act upon m an. A ll that man achieved in the valley of the Nile had already been achieved on the con­ tinent of Atlantis. They developed art. They discovered rare jewels. Others went Eastward. and physics. and spiritual aspect. music. and carvings in stone. and built dams. upon such authority as James Breasted. astrology. astron­ omy. T h e G reat Hegira Some of the Atlanteans reached the shores of a country now known as Yucatan in Mexico. eminent archaeologist. They dug canals. and the first steps toward civilization had not been taken. but they act upon man. suddenly. — P aracelsu s. Magnificent structures of stupendous size and marvelous beauty were built. Mechanical and engineering problems that we have not been able to equal even today were suddenly worked out under inspiring instructions of some great wisdom that came to them. arrived at the northern shores of Africa and journeyed up the Valley of [8] . mental. chemistry. its people went in all directions seeking new continents and safer lands for their rising genera­ tions. They learned to make instruments.) been awakened. They discovered the existence of heavenly deities. and the same is true of other invisible influences. ritualism of religious ceremonies. and a mind that could be trained. the rhythm of dancing. They discovered pig­ ments for paint. as in the twinkling of an eye. and as the continent began to disappear beneath the waters of the ocean.

f 9 ] . unknown civilization.Arising out of the deserts of Syria are stupendous rock clitis. partially in ruins. but most mystifying and impressive is the city. hewn entirely out of solid rock by an early. T hese ancient builders aided in perpetuating the secret heritage o f wisdom. appalling in their size. T h e labor and patience required to execute such work is comparable to that required in building the great temples o f the N ile V alley.

pyramids. Perhaps they were the predecessors of the early races in the Nile region. Heye. New York. known as Atlantis? I hesitate to estimate the antiquity of this civilization.” These people then found conditions favorable for the use of the great knowledge they had preserved. George C. barren valley of Egypt into the magnificent empire that remained for thousands of years. director of an archaeological and historical foundation. and is still today the marvel of man’s power.the Nile. said. “W here was the 'cradle of civilization’ after all? N ot. Thousands of such relics have been recovered and presented to the Museum of the American Indian. from which many parts of their life story may be deduced. In regard to this great hegira migration. and having every evidence of being populated by people of astonishing wisdom. and buildings in the country of the Mayans and the Yucatans are older than most of the oldest structures in Egypt. Beneath the soil of Central America. because it was in this land that the knowl­ edge of the existence of a one ever4iving God was spread throughout the darkened world.000 B. “These people left behind imperishable objects of their own handicraft. and in a hundred years they transformed the primitive. from what was thought to be a legendary land. Some of the temples. and yet laid out in magnificent boulevards and streets. T h e Mystery Cities T h e Eternal Truths a r e revealed through spiritual meditation. and which their knowl­ edge enabled others to build in other lands. we see remnants of the magnificent structures which these former Atlanteans had built in their own land. and yet are of similar nature and design. and a monument to God. I am convinced. today. in the valley of the Euphrates. Is it not possible that the light of civilization traveled not Westward but Eastward. in the light of these findings. who. C. which lead me to believe that this civilization flourished certainly not later than 15. It was a civilization infinitely older than that of the M aya.) In both Yucatan and the valley of the Nile. Heye Foundation. and the British Museum in London. C. in a recent interview. had developed a cul­ ture more advanced than that of any Aryan peoples— of the ‘old world’— who were their contemporaries.000 B. (A Rosicru cian. but there exist certain bases for computation. or that it possibly dates beyon d 25. apparently. explorers have found hidden cities thousands of years old. In each of these countries the great heritage of arcane and secret wisdom was taught to no] . — S ir E d ­ w ard K e lly . and make all men who receive them the M agi of their time.

was built solely for the purpose of preserving in stone. they have concealed and preserved transla' tions of the ancient writings. These great leaders in all the ages of the past constituted the Great W hite Brotherhood of man. intoxication from wealth and political ambitions to destroy them by dominating their thinking and poisoning the spiritual viewpoint of life. But in all of these changes the secret schools. and w ithin it only the Elect are allowed to enter. From time to time. So these newer nations fell beneath the cataclysmic changes of the Cosmic laws. And out of Egypt came to all the countries of Europe the teachers and instructors in the secret schools who carried the secret teachings to Athens and Rome and to other places. the invisible empire of inspired leaders and followers kept alive the spirit of the secret heritage. this old earth of ours has found its people and its countries submitting to the material weaknesses of life and losing the advantages of the power that might have remained with them. Dark ages followed ages of great illumination and power. and by Cosmic attunement with the Brotherhood. and carried on the spirit of the great work. preserved the teachings. and in their hearts they have preserved the spiritual revelations that can be transmitted only by word of mouth. and which might be lost to the future if it were not preserved in this manner. in carv­ ings symbolic and hieroglyphic. in lines and symbols. Continued Cataclysms Yet from time to time these new nations and new empires would allow selfishness. Egypt." E lb e rt H u b ­ b a r d . In the archives of this Great W hite Brotherhood have been preserved all of the ancient documents and writings made by the hand of man. T h e A dept only converses at his best with the A dept. ( A R osicru cian. all of the great knowledge that had gone down through the ages. and all who are exclud­ ed exclude themselves. -— " F r a . in forms and pictures. as in a chart of cycles. and to build civile zation more gloriously than in the past. T h e Brotherhood of Consecrated Lives ad­ mits all who are worthy.) T he G reat W h ite Brotherhood It has been the privilege of the Great W hite Brotherhood in all ages to transmit from century to century and from race to race the C11 ] . the mystic brotherhoods. just as the continents of Atlantis and Lemuria had closed their glorious chapters with the passing of the waters over them. In secret grottos. A round him is a sacred circle.preserve it for the future. and newly'made tablets of wisdom. and enabled man to achieve the marvelous conquests of the obstacles of life. debauchery. in well' fortified temples. T he Great Pyramid at Gizeh. in carefully built vaults in the hearts of pyra' mids and tombs.

and to do the carrying out of the great Divine heritage. have been fostered and taught to the few. all of the human experiences of life. along with his ability to help carry the heritage on into the future. the Knights of the Temple. They have formed secret lodges where they have taught their classes of humble students under various names and various symbols. Each man and each woman who so desires may qualify himself to be one of the fortunate members of the inner circle and the recipients [ 12] G od's wisdom is for those who would reach up to receive it. qualify themselves to become participants in the great wisdom.) . that have been tolerant in their religious views. without regard to the individual’s social or material standing. the Hermetic Brothers. the glorious knowledge that God and Nature have revealed to man from time to time. and in every time. The work of the Great W hite Brotherhood has been carried on. laws. born in unequal political and national classifications. all of the secret methods of unfolding the spiritual and physical personality of individual beings. For Those W h o A re Prepared God has given each individual the right to choose for himself his course in life. of discovering the great truths. kindly and merciful in their political attitude. bom unequal in every other sense. These few have been known by various names such as the Essenes. mankind throughout the world represents a complex mass difficult to understand and comprehend until one tours the world and contacts it personally. Every history of civilization reveals the powerful good accomplished by these secret schools. and with others prepare themselves to be worthy o f it. the Alchemists. of solving its mysterious problems. but mindful only of his worthiness and sincerity. and that which is beneficial to all and glori­ fying to the divine scheme. constructive. ( A R osicrucian. Born in unequal social and physical condi­ tions. principles. the Rosicrucians. the ancient wisdom. and the Martinists.secret heritage. Here. all of the rituals. but a spiritual one. Those who choose to give of their time and service to the glory of a better civili­ zation. and methods of mastering the obstacles of life. and always devoted to the service of mankind for the greater glory of God.— P etru sd e A b a n o . and share­ holders in the inheritance of the past. in every race. the Therapeutae. But within the soul of each individual there is the power and the urge to choose that which is uplift­ ing. free from entangling situations. even up to this very hour. have been the protectors of the great heritage. Always the few in every land.

He who knows most grieves most fo r wasted time. The Rosicrucian Brotherhood has been. It requires no special intellect. a humble­ ness of spirit. its temples. are wel­ comed into the Brotherhood as the type of individual deserving of its assistance and qualified to carry on the secret heritage of the past. every opportunity is offered for them to share in the secret wisdom possessed by the Great W hite Brotherhood. Those who feel the ambition to rise out of the commonplace positions in life. Today. no special social or political position. T o those who seek the kingdom of God within and then seek to bring on earth the kingdom of Heaven. and to help their fellowmen in rising to the sublime heights of Divine mastership and spiritual perfection. through all the ages since the beginning of the secret schools. it has been the foremost of all the brotherhood organi­ zations among men. its reading rooms and chapters. the most devoted and most sincere channel for the development of man’s achievement to the highest stations of life. no special amount of wealth to be among those who are favored by the Brotherhood. and distributed through its various channels and organizations. and to assist civilization in its onward march. A s one of the secret schools teaching consistently. from class distinctions. and those who feel the urge to make a success of their careers. and political activities.— D a n te. and attain personal power that may be used to assist others. It requires only sincerity of purpose. ( A Rosicru cian. It has always kept itself free from religious creeds and dogmas. and a freedom from selfish desires.of the secret wisdom. its students. and its followers in every civilised community or in every progressive nation. It is concerned only with the individual development within man of the Divine heritage which has come to him as a living image of God and the most Supreme Being on earth. the Rosicrucian Brotherhood extends its secret circle around the world with its colleges and schools. and in elaborate courses of personal guid­ ance. no special collegiate or aca­ demic training.) C 13 ] .

and on earth by m en. reveal that what appeared to be the origin of the organization in Germany was but the rebirth of its older activities there and in other lands. secret teachings. and strange revelations of great truths there are to be found many ear­ marks of the magnificent Egyptian knowledge that made Egypt and its mystery schools the center of the w orlds culture. ( A R osicrucian. Because of the very secret nature of our arts and the exclusive nature of our organization. in heaven by A ngels. In all ages the Rosicrucians have been distinguished from the various secret. erroneous accounts appeared in many ency­ clopedias and reference books regarding them.) . but records carefully preserved in the leading archives of Europe and in the principal libraries. but have cooperated with every con certed effo rt on the part of human beings to advance the cultural power and attainments of the individual. The history and activities of the organization have always been surrounded with a glamor of romance and mystery and we find eminent writers such as Dumas. and these schools and movements have had various names in various countries. According to traditions. historical records. amplified and supported later by tangible. symbolism.The Rosicrucians and Their Purposes Since the dawn of civilization there have been secret schools of philosophy and private movements sponsored by the leaders of personal evolution. Certain it is that in the ritualism.— E lip h as L ev i. religious sects. and others using the intriguing ideals and fascinating achievements of the organization as the basis for many romantic novels and stories. In the Middle Ages we find the Rosicrucian Order flourish­ ing in many lands with a very wide membership representing the most progressive classifications of human activity. the earliest of the mystical philo­ sophical schools and movements of a definite form was the Rosi­ crucian. Tradition traces the ancestry of the Rosicrucian movement to Egypt and the mystery schools that flourished at the height of the great wisdom cycle of Egyptian power. while on the other hand the writers of philosophical and scientific manuscripts un­ [14] God operates by His w ork. even up to the middle of the twentieth century. U ntil a few decades ago it was commonly believed that the Rosicrucian organization had its origin in Germany in the beginning of the seventeenth cen­ tury. Lord Bulwer Lytton.

It is non-political. and the early history of the United States is illumined with impressive incidents of valued contributions made to the cultural development. F. and tolerant of all the human efforts that tend toward the advancement of man’s best interests. while maintaining a strict and exclusive system of cultural education and develop' ment uniquely its own. the development of arbi' [m B e persuaded first to apply thyself to the E ternal M ind. as well as those devout fol' lowers of every religious sect.stintingly praised the achievements of the Rosicrucians in every field of important research. necromancy. or cast into oblivion by the advancement of the materialistic sciences. and masterly advancement of m any o f the principal American institutions. and similar subjects. — . non-commer' dal. t h e n seek knowledge with d iligenceand thou shalt never r e p e n t having taken so laudable a res­ olution. free from any superstitions or any indulgences in the so-called black arts or theoretical practices such as fortune telling. knowledge. C . spiritualism. entreat­ ing H im to grant thee understanding. It has adhered rigidly to the preservation and perpetuation of certain forms of wisdom.) . in 1694. ( A Rosicru cian. Demonstrable Truths Through the activities of this great movement there has been carried down to the present time and through all of the change ing ages and periods of civilization the great heritage of know!' edge that was once possessed and cherished by the few in the lands and countries now almost forgotten.F ran cis B a r­ rett. though it has within its ranks those who are active officers not only in the Rosicrucian movement but in the leading re' ligious movements of the world. Pennsyl' vania. hidden. and understand' ing which might have become lost. Throughout the world today the Rosicrucian movement is guided and directed by an international council having its representatives and activities in twenty or more civilized lands and holding national and international congresses from year to year and spreading its work into every community. the scientific unfoldment. 'Western W orld Rosicrucians The first Rosicrucians to come to the W estern W orld were those who came in a specially arranged pilgrimage from the Old Country to what is now known as Philadelphia. T he organization is strictly N O T a R E L IG IO U S organiza' tion. It is un' questionably one of the largest philosophical'scientific move" ments in the world devoted to individual. personal unfoldment and evolution of a practical and tangible nature. R .

and even unsuspected by the average human being. adding to the wisdom and knowledge and bene­ fiting by the human experience resulting therefrom. fluctuating artificialities of human thought. A]] that happens tim e has in Him e t e r n a l principle. that all of the other systems of schools and academic education are centered upon the development and unfoldment of the mental and physi­ cal possibilities of the outer self. T he Rosicrucians have proved that each of these beings within the one body has its respective powers. vital power in the affairs of life and enable him to fill his own special mission and attain his own contented and masterful position in life. undeveloped. A lb e r iu s M a g n u s . the instructors. The Rosicrucians show. even in their early and primary forms of instruction. that he must seek to develop his own person­ ality and unfold his own unique and distinct faculties which will make him a living. For this reason the Rosicrucians teach the student stepping upon the Path. They have found in the Rosicrucian teachings those truths which they have been able to demonstrate easily and conveniently as being unquestionably sound and Cosmically precise. Upon the foundation of this wisdom and knowledge the Rosicrucians have carried out their multitudinous researches and expansive investigations. T he teachers.) [ 16 ] . unused. T h e M astery of Life The student of Rosicrucianism learns very quickly through his first contacts with the secret teachings that there is resident within him a mind with attributes and faculties that can exert an almost unlimited power for the discernment of the truths of life. and possibilities. and the outer man. advantages. and the advisers associated with this great movement have never been influenced in any of the past ages by the vacillating. special faculties which distinguish one individual from another. abilities. the workers in the labora­ tories. while the greatest powers and latent faculties of the inner self remain dormant. T he mastery of life is not dependent evclusively upon the development of those faculties of the brain which give man a wide or general knowledge of the mundane and material things of life. T he Rosicrucians have proved through the years of their past existence that the duality of man makes possible the unfoldment of two individuals in one— the inner man. and the creating of a great superstructure of unsound knowledge which constitutes the general wisdom of the present period. i in a R osicru cian. but upon those inner.trary theories.

A modern pen picture of Sir Francis Bacon. one time Im perator o f the Rosicrucians. .

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If you violate this order o f arrangem ent.For a full appreciation o f the mes' sage that follow s in Part T w o. carefully slit the edge o f this page and slow ly and deliber­ ately read the m essage that follow s. to you will be depreciated. it is necessary that Part O ne be carefully read and understood. W h e n you have com pleted read' ing Part One. the strange story and facts o f this boo\ are in tw o parts — the inner and m ore im portant contents must be approached by beginning from w ithout. too. Just as you are a dual being with an outer physical self and inner m ental and em otional self. life loses its fascination for you. the value o f the book. so. . just as w hen you violate the order o f your nature.

T H E A N C IE N T P H IL O S O P H E R IN H IS S A N C T U M F rom a rare painting b y Rembrandt .

all agree in this. special abilities. are controlling their destinies. though still at v a r i a n c e upon many points. Religion. and at the same time find that great contentment that brings the immeasurable peace that the happy and successful person desires most of all. Being trained for some arbitrarily selected profession. each individual has special aptitudes. creating their fate. Unless the individual is so situated that he fills the place which is most suitable for him and is doing the things in behalf of humanity and himself that contribute most abundantly to his requirements. and special powers which fit him to fill some unique position in life wherein he will attain success with greater rapidity. Every other definition o f life is false. Ninety per cent of the human beings in the world are occupying mediocre. Regardless of our complex talents and abilities which are awakened and quickened in our schools and colleges and which make every man and woman capable of doing many things in his contribution toward the necessities of life and in support of his or her own requirements. who are busy at their real missions.P a rt II j f tnbtng Hour $lace 3n ILiit O SU C C E E D in life the adult discovers sooner or later that it is the individual personality which he possesses that distinguishes him from all others. he is drifting along the course of life and can never attain success and happiness in any field of activity. common-place positions in life. phi­ losophy. and who. and the right career. and leads all who accept it astray. and a large majority of these are far below the classification of being happy and contented.— M azzin i. he will discover in due time that his success and happiness in life depend upon the finding of the right place. Life is a mission. th at every existence ie an aim. (A R osicrucian. and mastering their lives in every sense. or having developed some ability in some trade or occupation. the right groove. become successful in every material sense with less selfishness.) Unique Assistance T he Rosicrucians have developed ways and means of enabling their associates in this great [ 17] . Beyond this great majority we find the few who have discovered their real places in life. as real masters of their careers. simply qualifies an individual to labor and share with others only a portion of the blessings of life. special qualifications. find happi­ ness with less effort. science. Likewise.

selected to meet his inner and outer faculties and unique capabilities. but only when it is applied and when the knowledge is of a specific nature to fit the requirements of the individual. that en­ ables a man or woman to step out of the mass of human beings and be an individualized citizen of the world. as well as a personal representative of Cosmic unfoldment and development. T h e one remains. It is the special knowledge required by the individual. leading citizens in various lines of thought and activity and who are examples of individual unfoldment. earth’s shad' ows fly. in their period of time and in their country and nation. — S h elle y . ( A Rosicru* cian.work to discover the individual possibilities that lie before them. we find thousands of men and women who have been. Reviewing the past history of the organization and the many biographies and records of eminent characters who have been leaders in the Rosicrucian work or contributors to its vast storehouse of knowledge.) [ 18 ] . Accompanying the general instructions for the awakening and development of the special aptitudes of the individual are instructions given from time to time to the sincere seeker and student to enable him to change the course of his life. in itself cannot make a man or woman mighty and successful in meeting the problems of life. H eaven's light forever shines. How Knowledge M ay Become Power Knowledge is power. T he assimilation or memorizing of a vast amount of scholastic or academic knowledge. to avoid the pitfalls and obstacles that are holding him back. no matter how diversified and general it may be. He will find paths and by-ways that lead pleasantly to individual at­ tainment and happiness. The Rosicrucians seek constantly to make each one of their members an outstanding example of individual attainment. the m an y c h a n g e and pass.

T h ere arc four ages which mark the course o f a m an's life! T h e first. the Rosicrucian teachings will be inspiring and beneficial. whether in home or business. whether in business or th e g aining o f know ledge. H e seeks the utmost from life.) C 19] . is not sufficient. Y ou cannot compete with a machine either in regularity or infallibility. sim ple system. from twenty-one to thirty-five. the third. but also bringing the ideas into m aterialization or into concrete form . M an y young men strike back at the times by declaring that the future holds little for them because o f “ the machine age. from thirty-five to fifty.” In m odern tim es this ancient adage has been construed to m ean. A man need not be a scientist to inves­ tigate the fundam ental laws o f cause and effect. T h e creative power o f thought does not consist o f m erely visualizing. the fourth is the age o f reward. Successful m en. are those who have acquired th e m ethod of co nverting their in ­ tangible ideas in to w orkable. w hich all can use. g FO R T H E M A N W IT H A N O P E N M IN D . T h e Rosicrucians. can help you in each or any of these four ages. “ W h y am I here and whence came I ? " F or those who find jo y in thought and seek knowledge. at least. disassociated from self. based on natural law and phenom ena.A Personal Message To Men C enturies ago the ancien t Sophists o f G reece d eclared. L et the Rosicrucians disclose what your special talents are. by directing your mental powers. g T H E YOUNG MAN— THE LEA D ER O F TO M O RRO W . from infancy to tw enty-one. but in knowing the reason why. Y ou can create. is the age o f accomp­ lishm ent. Every intelligent man eventually reaches a time in life when his interests become partly. g FO R T H E M A N W H O SEEKS T H E U T M O S T I N L IF E . find that these teachings bring them a more abundant life. but Y O U C A N go beyond it. T h e R osicru cians have taken th e elem ents of luck. not alone fo r its monetary value but for the satisfaction it brings to them. is th e age o f dom ination. g F O R T H E M A N I N T H E B U S IN E S S O R P R O F E S S IO N A L W O R L D . but th at he has a mind by which he can find the answer to the ancient query. so he is. a time when his mind begins to in ­ quire into the world about him. dem onstrable facts. master. and find new channels for the expression o f your spccial talents by which you can rise to the heights. “ A s a m an thinketh. the age of visualizing. F o r him the Rosicrucians will open the door to the splendor o f Cosmic mysteries.” B ut m erely think­ ing ourselves what we are not. guess. “ M an is th e m easure of all things. F O R W O M E N — W om en. the second. H e is not merely content with living like a human machine. also. for they compete with the m achine. (S e e subjects on page 2 6 .” Y e t they are responsible. design. T h e distinction which man has as a su­ perior being is not found in the fact that he lives. and hunch out o f this m ethod and reduced it to a ration al.

6. O rie n tal M useum and Egyptian Ro om s. S cien ce L ectu re H all and Laboratories. G eneral A d m inistration Building. Planetarium and A stron om ical M useum . T h e Fountain in C en ter o f the C am p u i. Francis B acon A u ditoriu m and C on ven tion H all. 3. 7. 5. 2. 4. [20] .R O S IC R U C IA N P A R K 1. A m enhotep M em orial P y lo n and Tem p le.

private membership. without difficulty in absorbing the facts. unfoldment and attainment. personal reading without any effort of study and without any effort of memorizing.— F riar D u d ley E v ersleig h .The Rosicrucians Offer You Personal. you will find that you have the very best opportunity to take advantage of this personal. Every encouragement is given for individual speculation and investigation of the distinctive faculties that make each individual different from all others. the Rosicrucians reach out with a kind offering and invite you to share in their fascinating work. the supply seems to be in ­ exhaustible in its rich­ ness o f illum ination. study. regardless of age and regardless of any religious. social. guidance. The Rosicrucian system of instruction. may pursue his course of Rosicrucian develop­ ment. and unfoldment is not solely a matter of systematized knowledge applicable to all. at­ tracting no attention to his fascinating inter­ ests until by his own advancement and his greater security and happiness he reveals to others that he has made something of his life that is quite definite and exceedingly attractive. but all o f this com bined with the individual guidance and instruction of a very personal nature. the individual. personal membership the most satisfactory at the very start. and if you are so situated that you can give a little spare time to private. f 21 ] In ou r M onastery li­ brary the sacred. The instructions and teachings are given in a form which the student can study conveniently at home without any at­ tempt at memorizing. will find the private. or business connections. regardless of age. nor is it solely a course of study in the fascinating fields of the mysteries of life. For this reason. the course of study that is given gradually to every member who is associated with the organization is ar­ ranged to bring forth in the consciousness of the member a revelation and understanding of his own requirements and his own possibilities. and without any stress or strain in comprehending their real significance. Men and women. ( A R osicrucian. Private M embership Wherever you may live and whatever may be your situation in life. secret m a n u s c r i p t s of the Rosicrucians furnish a never-failing supply of rare k n o w l e d g e .) . unknown to his or her friends or acquaintances. If you live where you can receive mail regularly each week. In the privacy of his or her own home.

the continued changes. First of all. for such teach­ ings are continually improving in subject matter. since the knowl­ edge o f h im s e lf is to man the end and time of the sciences. secondly. or the mere issuance pamphlet lessons. (Im p erator of the R osicrucians. that it enables them to overcome obstacles. English. How the Lessons A re Prepared W e now come to the knowledge of ourselves.) The first principle insisted upon by the Imperator of the Order (the Supreme officer of the Order) was that the lessons to be sent to the home-study members must be specially made and prepared from time to time to keep them up to the minute with the findings and elaborate experiments made by the most learned workers in the Order in this country and in other lands. meet oncoming conditions. for two excellent reasons. and a staff of master teachers continually working upon the lessons. and relation to recent discoveries by the Masters of the instruction. History. and modern adaptions of the teachings would prevent their preparation in text-book or printed form of any perm anent nature. It would not do. The world outside of the Order is just now trying to discover and evolve certain principles regarding health. o f which nature o n l y forms a portion. and give knowledge which outsiders cannot obtain. It is common for a correspondence school to send its students a set of text-books. Mathematics. and new to this country. and the prolonging of life which Rosi[22] . This is possible in pre­ senting such subjects as Law. which merits a closer exam i' nation. the same books and pamphlets are sent to the thousands of students. and prepare for future circumstances. it must be explained so that it will not compared with the so-called “correspondence courses” issued correspondence schools in America. improvements. amendments. it was recognized at once that such lessons as were to be sent to nation-wide students C O U L D N O T BE P R IN T E D IN BO O K S. It is because the Order is able to keep its members informed in advance of important matters. T hat means extensive work. dis­ ease. the same instructions. the time-honored injunction against any of the lessons of the Order in any land being issued in book form. application to human affairs.Fascinating M ethod of Study so be by of A s this plan of private instruction at home is so unique. accompanied by monthly printed reading lessons analyzing the various chapters of the text-books. great cost. or some of the sciences. in presenting the teachings of the Rosicrucians. Year after year. — S ir F ran cis B a c o n . whither we are directed by the ancients. first. could not do.

intriguing manner. like classes or grades in a school. The same can be said regarding new “discoveries” in the various methods of using the mind to attain success in life.— Friar R o g e r B a co n . examples. ( A Rosi­ cru cian.” By the use of private instructions in typewritten. [23] . Helpfulness o f the Lessons Such lessons are not mere speculative statements or points of philosophy. worded in language which any can understand. It is like having the heart I'ownTTi ~r and Soul of the R E A L mysteries of life . and these cover the whole system of private Rosicrucian teachings. are sent to each member. A plan was finally adopted. u T o v i' i nT opened to you in a picturesque. Then several experiments are given to be practiced at convenient times throughout the week. T here is a transcendent power th at comes to the h u m a n mind when it finds jo y in att u n e m e n t wi t h t he Cosmic wisdom.) A rranged in Easy Steps The lessons are arranged in Grades or Degrees. developing faculties and powers the members never realized they possessed. month after month. There is no better way to spend an evening than by reading these fascinating lectures. private envelope. and explanations. the Imperator appointed a staff to prepare and issue the private lessons for those members who would be admitted to the Home Study Classes. common references. always being revised and amended. whereby such members arranged to use one part of some room— usually a sleeping room— as their “study corner” or personal “Lodge corner. simple experiments. and illustrated by analogies. lessons. and every-day experi­ ences. and practical tests more fascinating and alluring each week than the best drama or works of fiction. personal form.crucians have known and practiced for centuries. based upon an old system used by the early Rosicrucians. The many thousands in America today who have used these instructions— men and women in all walks of life from the highest positions in the country to humble workers in the home— have found the lessons. In this way. week after week. but carefully written and edited explanations of laws. the members prepare for the first surprising lessons. A Unique Plan Therefore. special lessons. explanations. They are sent to the student weekly in a sealed. beginning with the fundamental and simple ones.

one hour to one hour and thirty minutes is sufficient time for reading of the new lesson. or hinder or control T h e firm resolve o f a determined soul. should you find it necessary to temporarily change your selected weekly Lodge night. walking. and experimenting in attunement with you. the testing of the new principle. no fate Can c i r c u m v e n t .) T h e Spirit of Brotherhood Letters and telegrams come daily to Head' quarters from students to their teachers here. — E lla W h e e le r W ilc o x .A t the end of each degree there is a self-examination to be sent to the Master of the class. we recommend that each member select one evening of the week for a definite study evening. On that evening. thousands of other members will be studying. asking for immediate and special help in ill' ness. W hether it be every W ed' nesday night. or even during the busy hours of work. and a complete understanding of the work for the week. These examinations are not at all difficult if the lessons have been properly read. no destiny. ( A R osicrucian. and the new ones. for this is the Rosicrucian night throughout the world and it means greater power through the multitudes who are thus attuned. Then throughout the following days in spare moments while resting. T h ere is no chance. He may thus see wherein you have succeeded or failed to grasp a clear understanding of each point and will send you such additional information as you need. or every Friday night. T im e Required for Study A s stated above. They do not require laborious study. In this way the old principles of the pre' vious week. every Thursday night. W e prefer that each member select an early or late part of Thursday evening for his or her Lodge night at home. or for guidance in matters connected with the studies. riding. are constantly applied and used and made more familiar. Such testing and application of the principles and laws do not interfere with any of your daily affairs but actually help you to make the day more successful and profitable in whatever you are trying to accomplish. however. A Lodge at Home Members are asked to reserve part of one night of the week to be their “Lodge night” at home. A ny other evening will do. practicing. Such personal help sent at [24] . the member can test the new principles in connection with the many incidents of daily life and the solving of serious personal problems.

For Those W h o See\ Peace and Contentment This. and potential activities. the student comprehends and remembers without conscious effort. illustrations. In this way the “National Lodge” permits men and women in all walks of life. is your opportunity to decide at the crossroads whether you will continue to live in the manner and along the path of least resistance. 7\[o College Education J\[ecessary These interesting lessons begin with the very fundamentals of Nature’s laws as they relate to man and the universe. to have the full advantage of Rosicrucian membership regard' less of where they live. or whether you will turn to the right on the newer and higher path that leads to definite mastership.once is one of the immediate aids rendered by the Order to its members. have found the Rosicrucian system unusually helpful and very definitely efficient. If you decide to unite with those who. No college. and no argument from any other individual can serve to do more than present the possi­ bilities. accepting conditions as they come.) . You alone can decide this matter. Concentration upon words you read. then. J\[o Memorizing Required Various educational boards have said that the system employed by the Rosicrucians in teaching and instructing is the ideal system for it does not require memorizing. and experiments. and with just ordinary school education. through many ages and in many countries and in all walks and positions of life. for they have been prepared by some of the best educators in various lands for the purpose of meeting the general mind. and a few moments meditation upon each principle or law. peace. ( A R osicrucian. academic. and make plain all man’s secret powers. and without any fees for such service. then your next step should be to test the new path and give it an opportunity to serve you and guide you. possibilities. and contentment. The lessons are carefully graded. makes them stand out in the mind and consciousness for all time. They are simply but effectively worded and easily understood. [25] God is a Num ber en­ dowed with m o t i o n .— B alzac. or even high school education is necessary to understand them. which is felt but not demonstrated. Through ex­ amples.

daily. S o u n d . M o le c u le s R e la tio n s h ip o f P sy c h ic P o w ers o f M a n to S o u l H ow to O p e ra te th e P ow ers o f M in d a t W ill T H E A B O V E S U B JE C T S A R E A L L IN C L U D E D IN T H E R O S IC R U C IA N T E A C H IN G S . NEO PH YTE DEGREES T h e M y s te rie s o f T im e and S p a ce T h e Five S en se s o f M a n T h e H u m a n C o n scio u sn ess T h e T r in ity o f M e ta p h y s ica l P o in ts C h a n g e — D e a th T h e U n re a lity o f M a tte r S E C R E T H E R IT A G E T h e D e v e lo p m e n t o f the In n e r S e lf T h e P r in c ip le s o f th e M y s tic a l Law s P o w ers and F a c u ltie s o f th e In n e r M an P r o p e r P r in c ip le s fo r C o n c e n tra tio n D e v e lo p m e n t o f th e W ill P ow er M y stery o f M a tte r— C o h e sio n . T h e Rosicrucian teachings are not speculative. W h e n e v e r th e p h ra se. It is fa r wiser to devote one’s search for knowledge to that accumulated wisdom which has been tested and tried throughout the years. and in a fascinating manner. T h o u g h t V ib r a tio n s . th e C o sm ic M in d R o sicru cia n V ie w -p o in t o f L ife E x p e rim e n ts w ith C o lo r . they are not the product of one mind nor are they colored by the opinions and interpretations o f any one personality. the real name of the topic cannot be publicly divulged. E le c tro n s . But to Know W h at One Should Knoiv. Obviously. forcefully. but below is a partial list of the many subjects included in the various Rosicrucian degrees. a n d S o u n d and T h e ir E f f e c t U p o n M in d S E C R E T H E R IT A G E R e g e n e ra tio n — H e a lth and A d d in g Y e a r s to Y o u r L ife T h e S o u l a n d I t s P r o c e s s o f E v o lu tio n P ra c tice s o f th e A n c ie n t A lch e m ists M e th o d to D e v e lo p th e M e n ta l A b ilitie s M e th o d s fo r Q u ic k e n in g th e I n n e r C o n scio u sn ess S E C R E T H E R IT A G E TEMPLE DEGREES R o sicru cia n M y s tic s a n d the C re a tiv e P o w er o f M in d E x p e rim e n ts o n T h o u g h t T ra n sm issio n M a te ria lis tic S c ie n c e a n d M e ta p h y sica l Law s D isco u rse o n E x p e rim e n ts in C re a tin g L ife o u t o f N o n -L iv in g M a ile r S E C R E T H E R IT A G E Im p o r ta n t D is c o v e r ie s in R o sicru cia n C h e m istry and P h y sics S e c re t T e a c h in g s o f th e R o sicru cia n s M in d ’s In f lu e n c e O v e r M a tte r T h e C re a tiv e P o w e r. [26] . M a g n e tism T r u e M e a n in g o f A n c ie n t S y m b o lism A tta in in g C o sm ic C o n scio u sn ess F u n d a m e n ta ls o f M e n ta l A ttu n em e n t T h e P rim a ry P r in c ip le s B a ck o f C re a tio n S E C R E T H E R IT A G E W h a t th e M a sters o f th e O rie n t T a u g h t H u m a n A u ra and I t s V ib r a to r y E f f e c t T h e P ro c e s s o f T r u e V is u a liz a tio n M e ta p h y s ica l H e a lin g . this in d ica tes th a t th e su b ject is o n e o f th e a rca n e R osicru cian tea ch in g s which the O rd er cherishes as a golden gem o f knowledge to be carefully preserved and transnutted to the sincere seeker and member. A S e c r e t A rt C o s m ic P o w ers and F o rc es — A D a ily H e lp E x p e rim e n ts in P ro d u c in g V ita lity and P e rso n a l M a g n e tism T h e S y m p a th e tic a n d P h y sic a l N e rv o u s S y stem s L ig h t. Is U n c o m m o n V a l i d v — a r. It is not possible within the confines o f this booklet to give a complete index of all the subjects o f the teachings. C o lo r . M ost o f the knowledge presented by the Rosicrucians today has been taught fo r decades and found by thousands of men and women throughout the world to be not only rational but applicable to the affairs of their lives. T h e i r R e la tio n s to P e rso n a lity T h e M y s tic a l P r in c ip le s o f P ro p e r B r e a th in g C o s m ic T r a n s m iss io n s o f P ic tu re s and Im p re s s io n s S E C R E T H E R IT A G E C o s m o g o n y — S tu d y o f U n iv e r s e ’s B e g in n in g H o w to Im p r o v e th e A ff a ir s o f D a ily L if* A c q u ir in g H a rm o n y o f th e B o d y a n d M in d — H ap p in ess POSTULANT DEGREES P e r fe c tin g th e P h y sic a l B o d y T h e V ita l L ife F o r c e o f th e C e ll and H ow to U se I t A n c ie n t M y stics an d A n c ie n t S y m b o ls T h e P e r fe c tio n o f C o n c e n tra tio n In tu itio n T h r o u g h C o s m ic A ttu n e m e n t T r u t h A b o u t V ib r a tio n s and T h e i r E f f e c t U p o n U s F o rm a tio n o f M a tte r — A to m s. How ever. 'T o Know is Common. all subjects are presented simply. A d h e s io n . " secret h e r i t a g e a p p e a r s belo w . and L ig h t S E C R E T H E R IT A G E U se o f D o r m a n t F a c u ltie s o f M an T h e G e o m e tric a l Law o f M a tte r’s A ss e m b ly L ife — C a u s e s — B e g in n in g s S E C R E T H E R IT A G E T h e A n c ie n t P h ilo so p h ie s and th e M y stery S c h o o ls T h e Law s and C y c le s o f R ein ca rn a tio n P e r io d ic ity o f th e S o u l’s R e b irth T h e S o u l’ s E n tity o n th e D iv in e Plan e H u m a n E m o tio n s and In s tin c ts . B U T T H E Y A R E P R E S E N T E D T O T H E M E M B E R IN A D IF F E R E N T O R D E R T H A N T H E Y A P P E A R H ER E. the teachings are augmented by the latest findings of science and the most profound thoughts o f Rosicrucian metaphysicians and philosophers. Y early .Topics of Truth Subjects of the Rosicrucian Teachings O ne may read the personal speculations and theories of an individual fo r years only eventually to find them unfounded in fact.

easy to read. In addition to personal letters— as many as are needed to answer your questions pertaining to the studies— the lessons are accompanied by all necessary charts and diagrams to further explain and make perfectly clear the interesting subjects. T h e lessons are printed in large typew riter style type.T h e illustrations above show the interior and exterior of the weekly lesson sent to each student. [27] . and graded so as to advance you step by step. You are also given certain experiments and tests whereby you can P R O V E and D E M O N ' S T R A T E to yourself the efficacy o f the principles and teachings.

unusual help is offered by those who have had all kinds of experiences in life and are ready to help others to master similar ones. succeed.) T h e Free Instructions and Lessons In addition to all the other benefits. — L. and help that the Order possesses which will help him in his personal affairs. direct. through the monthly magazine. Perhaps this desire for alliance and association with others o f li\e mind is born of the human tendency toward the formation of clans. and through contact with members. Fraternal membership has so many values that it has been popular for ages. Both men and women of the present day are rapidly filling the ranks of hundreds of associations solely because of the personal. is kept in contact with all the progressive methods for bringing about such results. Its lessons and private instruc' [28] . Through correspondence. de S ain t-M artin . each member is kept informed of all the information. Each member.Inviting You To Become A Member READ VERY CA REFU LLY W h a t M embership W ill M ean to You Membership in the Rosicrucian Brotherhood means all that is included in most other fraternities. Good always flows in the channels it has once selected. the Rosicrucian Brotherhood offers its members the special help of graded instructions. countries. Each member is part of the great wor\. The Rosicrucian Brotherhood is not a correspond dence school. T h e R osicrucian Digest. therefore. ( A Rosicrucian. The work is to master the obstacles in life and make the world better for the individual. C. and nations. and become unusually contented with the building and enjoyment of a better life. towns. In other words. Membership in the Rosicrucian Brotherhood means that each member is affiliated with a large and increasing body of progressive men and women whose sole purpose in life centers around the desire to advance. plus many features not offered by any other. a tendency responsible for the building of hamlets. advice. and indirect benefits to be derived. cities.

If for any reason you cannot be accepted you will be notified. you will be accepted and a formal notice sent to you. the preliminary Secret Mandamus Number One. (A R osicrucian. The procedure thereafter is as follows: F IR S T : The chosen candidate is immediately notified of the acceptance and is sent. and other similar private documents are sent each week for six weeks. it is first given to one of the Class Masters and Secretaries for personal attention.) .P aracelsu s. private documents. They are given freely to those who desire to advance on the path of personal attainment. thereby giving the new member an excellent [29] M en who are devoid o f the power of spirit­ ual perception arc un­ able to recognizc the existence of anything that c a n n o t be seen extern ally . By filling out the enclosed application form— which should accompany this book— you accept our invitation to apply for the opportunity of uniting with us. Otherwise. No one is invited to become a mere student of the course of instruction. W h a t the Student Receives When an application proves acceptable. without delay. enabling the applicant immediately to attune himself and relate himself with certain fundamental principles of the organization. which contains valuable information. W hile the applicant is studying the very important. the Master of his class and certain scribes of the Order make further investigations to deter­ mine how best to proceed with the applicant in order to give him or her the very best instruction and personal help. Every active m em ber is entitled to the com plete instructions. This results in a Second Mandamus sent to the applicant the second week. Accepting Our Invitation Those to whom this booklet is sent usually receive letters inviting them to become M em bers o f the O rder. As a m em ber of the Order you are entitled to every benefit of any \ind the Order has to confer and which it may add in the future.tions are not for sale on any basis. T hat application will be examined by a committee and passed upon..

) . or noon­ time. at the member's convenience. no speculation about conditions in the “ethereal realm" that have no bearing upon our present life. or in special places for mutual discussion and help.— E c\ hart (A R osicrucian. as well as additional information by mail on points in the monographs. S IX T H : Each member. but laws and principles that men and women must use here and now in practical ways. and the exercises and experi­ ments require only a few minutes each night. systematic lessons and experi­ ments continue weekly. not one de­ gree more or less. SE C O N D : T he chosen candidate also receives a Member­ ship Identification Card number. T he lessons and mono­ graphs each week require a part of one evening of the week for study or reading (there being nothing to memorize— everything remains in the mind through the unique methods used by the Rosicrucians to teach their law s). They help the mem­ bers to master the obstacles and overcome adverse conditions from the very start. These exercises and experi­ ments develop certain faculties from the very first lessons. is entitled to the many departmental services of the Order. S E V E N T H : The privilege of meeting with other members in the same locality as soon as a certain stage of the work is reached where members can assemble weekly in our own Temples in various cities. and articles by leading persons in the country on what the Rosicrucian Order is doing for them. T he graded. and lessons. and certain signs and words as he advances. whereby he becomes recognized as an initiated member of the organization.foundation for personal development and experience with important laws and Cosmic principles. T H IR D : Thereafter he receives. with special helps to [ 30} In proportion as you d e t a c h yourself from things. will God enter in with all that is H is. morning." is sent to every member each month without additional fee. called “T he Rosicrucian Digest. aid in health matters. and the questions and answers relating to new principles as well as reports from members. It contains special instructions and lessons on general life problems. weekly. N o vague theories. regardless of the study course. without additional fees. F O U R T H : The lessons relate to life's immediate problems as well as the future needs of the members. with daily and weekly experiments and exercises which enable him to master each step easily and properly. monographs. which include help by correspondence and through our metaphysical methods. in t h a t s a me proportion. F IF T H : T he monthly private magazine. It also contains a beautiful pictorial section of rare mystical pictures. the specially pre­ pared private instructions.

It is five dollars. T hese fees include all th e benefits o f the Order's ac' tivities. building toward the Perfection we seek in Man and Woman. through all the degrees of the W ork. (A R osicru cian . payable with application. and donations to many scientific expeditions and methods of research and investigation. payable monthly. there are membership dues. N either is it great learn­ ing but good will that jo in s men to G od. From this point onward the member may proceed with the higher lessons. not fou n d in any other fraternal organization. T h e m onthly dues are to be paid by mem' bers only as long as they are active m em bers o f the B rotherhood sharing in all its m anifold benefits. operating in that sense as do other fraternities. These courses of study are given freely and without charge or fees of any kind to members of the Order. Membership in the Rosicrucian Brother­ hood carries with it the many benefits distinct to all fraternities and many others quite unique. The Supreme Council has purposely made the “Registration Fee" very nominal. and take care of its propaganda expenses." This fee and monthly dues of small amount are the contributions on the part of members to the general operating funds of the Order. national and international humanitarian activities. having the satisfying knowledge that under the tutelage of the wisest fraternity of the centuries. “The Rosicrucian Digest. Therefore.) . its building funds. and a nominal "registrar tion fee. or boo\s w hich must be purchased in order to study. — C o rn eliu s A g r ip p a .” is also given free to all members taking the course of study by correspondence from the Grand Lodge. and no limitations to the degree o f advancem ent that m em bers m ay m a\e in their studies. the Rosicrucians conduct the courses mentioned on previous pages. Monthly dues are two dollars. A s in fraternities.make each member proficient. not in understanding b u t in living understandingly. The monthly magazine. [31] T ru e happiness con­ sists not in the know l­ edge o f good things. he or she is remaking himself or herself into a newer and finer personality. payable on the first of each month. In addition to these general activities of the Order. and for which. T h ere are no other fees or assessments. we wish you to keep in mind that the study and instruction work is a separate and distinct feature of the Order. but in good life . our members do not pay. Fees and Dues The Order is strictly a brotherhood. in reality. until the first degree is completed.

It is a direct invitation for you to become a mem­ ber. If you do not hear from the Secretary in that time. The an­ swer to each question is important and will be treated as strictly confidential. In that case. It is intended for careful and discreet distribution only to those who seem worthy of admission into the Order. How to Proceed F IR S T : Carefully fill out the Application Blank. 82 9 6 ( R e m e m b e r . th e R o sicru cia n s a r e N O T a R elig iou s O rg a n iza tion ) [ 32 ] .Final Instructions V E R Y IM P O R T A N T There are several ways in which this booklet may have come into your hands. issued after your request had been properly considered. If your application is rejected for any reason whatsoever your Registration Fee will be returned to you with a frank explanation. if you feel interested. (A R osicrucian. T H IR D : Mail your Application Blank and Registration Fee promptly to the Grand Secretary. Acknowledgement should reach you within ten days or less. and if you send a check or money order make it payable to A M O R C FU N D S. Therefore. write to him in detail. M en are bankrupt m o r a l l y because they do not know the gold mine that is in them . sign it accurately. It may have been handed to you by someone who wishes you to realize that there is something vital in life that may answer your desires and end your quest. You may have written to Headquarters for this booklet and it may have come to you accompanied by a letter and Application Blank.) Address all mail to R O S IC R U C IA N B R O T H E R H O O D ( AMOR C ) R O S IC R U C IA N P A R K . If your inquiry appears to be sincere the Secretary will invite you to file an application with him. S A N JO S E .— B ricrly . write at once to the Grand Secretary and ask for an application form. SE C O N D : Having answered all the questions in the Appli­ cation Blank. It may have been passed along to you by a friend or acquaintance who feels that it will arouse an inquiry in your mind. Ignorance is the true original sin. Enclose with it the Registra­ tion Fee of Five Dollars. there may be no application blank or letter of invitation enclosed. Register your letter if it contains cash. C A L IF O R N IA Long Distance T elephones: Ballard 8 2 9 5 .

T he documents shown above are the official de­ crees admitting and acknowledging the affiliation of A M O R C with ''F U D O S I. . A M O R C is the only Rosicrucian move­ ment in North and South Am erica recognized by F U D O S I.'' Federation Umverselle des Ordres et Societes Initiatiques. of Europe.

and are associated with all of its outer activities....... R .. C .. T h e true Rosicrucian Organization for every jurisdiction of the world is represented at all In ternational Rosicrucian Congresses held in Europe.. and has a U nited States patent on the name o f the O rd er and its true symbol. L e w is .. It never uses the name o f R osicru cian S o cic ty or Rosicrucian Fellowship or Center....Sovereign G ra n d M aster H arv ey M ile s .... T h e rose represents man's soul confined in the body unfolding as it receives more light and understanding. F.........AVERMENT The International Nam e T h e O rd er uses the same ancient name that is found in the oldest records... T h a t name in complete Latin form is: Antiquus A rcanus O rdo Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis......................... R a l p h M ... R ... on its an­ nouncem ents.............. O . C... T he organization maintains subordinate bodies in all o f the principal cities o f the countries composing this jurisdiction.. (T h e Rosicrucian O rd er is N O T a religious organization..... C .. M ystical O rd er Rosae Crucis.. M ....... as it was used as an ancient symbol before Christianity.. C ...... T h e cross has no religiou s sig­ nificance........ R .... F.... Its True Symbol T h e official true symbol o f the O rder is a gold cross with a single....... In N orth and South A m erica that Organization is the A .. appear on all o f its literature... the initials are used thus: A .. C .. P o o x c........ R. R.......... red rose in th e center...) Directors o f the Staff T h e following are the staff directors of the N orth and South American jurisdiction..... C ...... M ... C A L IF O R N IA . F . R ... T h e Latin words Rosae Crucis mean “ of the Rosy C ross.. C. T he initials A .... ....... G ra n d S ecretary ■ ------$------ ROSICRUCIAN ORDER ( A M O R C ) R O S IC R U C IA N P A R K S A N J O S E .." For the sake of brevity...... In America and other English speaking countries the name is shortened to A ncient......... M ....Supreme Secretary T h o r K iim aleh T O .. Its true m eaning is the material body o f man with arms out­ stretched in salutation... O .. T he True Organization T here are certain characteristics that determine at once the authenticity of any organization claiming Rosicrucian authority... F............... R .... P resid en t o f t h e U n iversity a n d Im p er a t o r o f th e O rder C e c il A . O .

SAN JO SE . . T h e A ncient Name and Symbols of the Rosicrucian Order are Registered and Protected by T h e U nited States P aten t Office exclusively in the name of AMORC. CALIF .T h e m atter contained in this booklet is officially issued through the Supreme Council of A M O R C . ROSICRUCIAN PRESS. LTD..

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