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S iste r B a ad e, f o rm e r ly a n o fficer o f D e lta L o d g e in P h ila ­ d e lp h ia a n d m o r e re c e n tly a n o fficer of th e G ra n d L o d g e of C o n n e c tic u t, k n o w n to th e B ro th e rs a n d S is te rs of th e C . C . a s S u m m u s S a c e rd o s, n u m b e r 2 5 , p a s se d th r o u g h th e G r e a t E x p e rie n c e o n J u n e 9 th o f th is y e a r , in W a te r b u r y . S o c o n s c io u s w as sh e to th e la st m o m e n t o f h e r w o n d e rfu l In itia tio n , th a t sh e ta lk e d fre e ly o f w h a t sh e w a s b e g in n in g to se n se a n d e v e n re a c h e d o u t to th e o th e r m e m b e rs of th e C . C . a n d m a d e m a n y of th e m a c q u a in te d w ith th e fa c t. S h e w a s a n a c tiv e w o rk e r, a lib e ra l c o n tr ib u to r to th e tw o lo d g e s w h e re sh e w a s a s s o c ia te d , a n d to re la te d h u m a n ita r ia n a c tiv i­ tie s o f th e O r d e r . S h e w a s laid to re st, p h y sic a lly , in h e r ro b e s a n d w ith h e r je w e ls o f office, a n d o u r C . C. m e m b e rs a n d th o s e in th e h ig h e r d e g re e s sh o u ld e x p e c t th e m a n ife s ta tio n s w h ic h h a v e a l­ re a d y p r o v e d h e r h ig h a tta in m e n t.

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all p a r ts re a d y to re c e iv e , a b o u t $ 3 0 .0 0 to $ 3 5 .0 0 , w ill r e p la c e m a n y of th e c u m b e rso m e , crank y * in d e p e n d a b le , e x p e n s iv e se ts h e r e to f o r e o ffe re d . If y o u live w ith in fifteen m iles o f a n y o f th e h u n ­ d re d o r m o r e b r o a d c a s tin g s ta tio n s in A m e ric a , w rite to o u r R a d io C h ie f, 1255 M a rk e t S tre e t, S an F ra n c is o , C a lifo rn ia , fo r a d v ic e . A A A

W e w e re s u r p r is e d v e ry r e c e n tly to re c e iv e a l e tte r fro m a R o s ic ru c ia n L o d g e in F in la n d . W e d id n o t k n o w th a t o n e e x is te d th e r e , b u t th e official le t t e r m a k e s it p la in th a t th e y h a v e b e e n a c tiv e t h e r e f o r so m e tim e a n d n o w se e k to u n ite w ith u s in th e u n ifie d e ffo rts of th e w o rld -w id e p ro p a g a n d a t h a t is b e in g c a r r ie d o n by u s in c o o p e r a tio n w ith th e H e a d q u a r te r s in In d ia a n d T h ib e t. A A A

F ro m th e G r a n d L o d g e R o s a e C r u c is in E n g la n d , c o m e s r e p o r ts o f in c r e a s in g m e m b e rs h ip a n d e n ­ th u s ia s m . T h e P r e la te th e r e in d ic a te s th a t m e m ­ b e r s a r e se e k in g to fo rm sm a ll s tu d y g r o u p s in v a r io u s c itie s in a d d itio n to L o d g e s. H e m akes o n e v e r y in te r e s tin g r e p o r t. It is th a t M r. “ K h e i’* of th e S o c ie ta s R o s ic ru c ia n a in A m e ric a , ( w h o c la im s to h a v e h is c h a r te r fro m th e so c ie ty of th e s a m e n a m e in E n g la n d ) h a s p r o c la im e d th a t th e n a m e o f th e ir so c ie ty in E n g la n d a n d A m e ric a s h a ll b e c h a n g e d , a n d th e n e w n a m e is so m u c h lik e o u r o w n , t h a t w e w o n d e r w h y . O n e o r m o re o f th e ir m e m b e rs w h o w e re s tu d y in g o u r te a c h in g s a n d w o rk s w ith e n th u s ia s m a n d a s k e d p e rm iss io n to a d d so m e of o u r w o rk to t h e i r o w n ( f o r r e a s o n s w h ic h w ill be a p p a r e n t to th o s e o f o u r m e m b e rs w h o h a v e b e e n in th e S. R. I. A .) , w a s in fo rm e d s u d d e n ly th a t o u r a g r e e m e n t w ith th e p la n w as n o t to b e c o n s id e re d a n d th e m e m b e rs m u st c h o o s e a t o n c e b e tw e e n m e m b e rs h ip in o u r O r d e r o r in th e S. R. 1. A . W e a r e th a n k f u l t h a t n o s u c h in ­ t o l e r a n t a ttitu d e h a s e v e r b e e n d e c r e e d b y o u r I m p e r a to r o r S u p re m e G r a n d M a ste r. A ll sin c e re s e e k e r s fo r L ig h t, in a n y la n d , of a n y ra c e , a r e w e lc o m e , r e g a r d le s s of th e ir f o r tu n a te o r u n f o r ­ t u n a t e a llia n c e w ith so m e o th e r p r o m is in g sc h o o l of p h ilo s o p h y . A A A A A A

M e m b e rs p le a s e ta k e n o te . S o m e of th e O ffic e rs of th e M a ss a c h u se tts G r a n d L o d g e h a v e e s ta b lis h e d in B o sto n , t h r o u g h s u p p o r t o f o n e m e m b e r w h o d e s ire s to re m a in u n k n o w n , a v e ry p r a is e w o r th y in s titu tio n . It is c a lle d th e A th e n a S o c ie ty . R e a d ­ in g ’ a n d L e c tu re ro o m s h a v e b e e n o p e n e d in a fine b u ild in g o n o n e o f th e p r o m in e n t stre e ts , a n d th e r e , in sy m b o lic a n d c h a r m in g e n v iro n m e n t, s e e k e rs fo r L ig h t c a n c o m e a n d re st, a n d r e a d a n d find in s tr u c tio n a n d b o o k s o n a n y s u b je c t p e r ta in ­ in g to a n y o n e of th e P a th s t h a t te n d to le a d to th e sa m e g o al. N o b ias, n o p r e ju d ic e , n o in to l­ e r a n c e . A fin e lib ra ry is a c c e ss ib le a n d so m e m a n u s c rip ts . W h a t w ill e s p e c ia lly in te r e s t o u r g e n e ra l m e m b e rs h ip o u tsid e of B o sto n is t h a t a n y ­ o n e a t a n y d is ta n t p o in t c a n b e c o m e a m e m b e r of th is S o c ie ty b y p a y in g a n a n n u a l fee of o n ly O n e D o lla r, a n d su c h m e m b e rs c a n th e n b o r ro w , by m ail, su c h b o o k s a s c a n n o t b e p r o c u r e d in o th e r cities. So m a n y o f o u r m e m b e rs a r e c o n s ta n tly w r itin g to u s to lo c a te b o o k s fo r th e m t h a t w e feel s u re th e y w ill u n ite w ith th is lib ra ry , a n d w ith th e O n e D o lla r fe e h e lp to s u p p o r t th e b u y in g of m o re b o o k s w h ile e n jo y in g th e m a n y n o w in th e lib ra ry . F o r f u r th e r p a r tic u la r s w r ite t o : S e c ­ re ta r y , A th e n a S o c ie ty , 7 3 9 B o y lsto n S t., B o sto n , M ass. T h is is th e b u ild in g w h e re o u r G ra n d L o d g e is lo c a te d . A A A

S p e a k in g of R a d io , th e fa d th a t h a s sw e p t th e c o u n tr y is slow ly s e ttlin g in to a sta id a n d se n sib le p la c e . T h e n o v e lty is w e a r in g off, b e c a u s e th e m y s te r y is b e in g u n d e rs to o d . T h e to y p a s tim e is g iv in g w a y to th e p r a c tic a l side. S o o n R a d io will b e u se d ex c lu siv e ly fo r h ig h e r fo rm s of e d u c a tio n , a m u s e m e n t a n d r e c r e a tio n u n d e r c o m p e te n t c o n ­ tr o l. H e r e in C a lifo rn ia w h e re th e r e a r e m o re b r o a d c a s tin g s ta tio n s th a n in a n y o th e r se c tio n of th e c o u n tr y , w ith p r o g ra m s b e g in n in g a t 9 A . M. a n d c o n tin u in g u n til la te in th e e v e n in g w ith o u t a b r e a k of ev en fifte e n m in u te s, th e r e is a p la n to u n ite a ll th e s ta tio n s in to o n e la rg e , p o w e rfu l t r a n s ­ m ittin g sta tio n , a n d all th e p r e s e n t tr a n s m ittin g in te r e s ts w ill h a v e c e r ta in p e rio d s a t th e o n e s ta ­ tio n , p ro v id e d t h e ir b r o a d c a s tin g is o f a n in sp irin g , e d u c a tio n a l n a tu r e o r h ig h ly c la s sic a l in m u sic. T h e sa m e s itu a tio n w ill e x ist in S o u th e r n C a lifo rn ia a n d in o th e r s ta te s , a n d so m e d a y th e G o v e rn m e n t w ill p r o b a b ly c o n tr o l a n d d ir e c t a b o u t tw e n ty p o w e r fu l s ta tio n s lo c a te d a t d if fe r e n t p o in ts a n d t h e r e w ill b e n o o th e r s . A lr e a d y m o v in g p ic tu r e s a r e b e in g tr a n s m itte d b y ra d io ( a s p r e d ic te d b y u s in o u r m a g a z in e so m e tim e a g o ) a n d so o n th is w ill a c c o m p a n y th e s p e a k in g v o ic e a n d m u sic in o u r h o m e s. Y es, t h e fad o r n o v e lty is fa st g iv in g w a y to th e p r a c tic a l u se of R a d io , a n d f o r th is r e a s o n all o u r m e m b e rs sh o u ld b e c o m e a c q u a in te d w ith R a d io . H e r e a t h e a d q u a r te r s w e h a v e e v o lv e d a v e ry sim ­ p le re c e iv in g s e t w h ic h is c a p a b le of re c e iv in g m u sic a n d sp e e c h , c le a rly a n d sw e e tly , o v e r a d is ta n c e of fifteen to tw e n ty -fiv e m iles, w ith o u t b a tte r ie s o r a c c e s s o rie s w h ic h m u st b e re p la c e d , su c h se ts, c o s tin g c o m p le te w ith a e r ia l w ire a n d

W e a r e c a lle d u p o n b y s o m e o f o u r m e m b e rs to e x p la in h o w it is th a t o u r B elo v ed A m e n h o te p IV m a in ta in e d a H a r e m in h is H o ly C ity a t T elE l-A m a rn a . F ro m th e c o m m e n ts m a d e it se em s t h a t su c h a n in s titu tio n t h e r e w a s a m o st o b je c ­ tio n a b le f e a tu r e a n d o n e w h ic h w as n o t b e fittin g th e h ig h c h a r a c te r o f th e m a n . A ll of w h ic h in ­ d ic a te s th a t th e y ello w p r e s s a n d m o v ies h a v e s u c ­ c e e d e d in so d is to r tin g f a c ts th a t fa lla c ie s a r e b e in g c o m m o n ly a c c e p te d a s fa c ts. W e h a v e h e a r d so m u c h a b o u t th e n o to r io u s T u r k is h H a re m a n d h a r e m s fro m w h ic h w o m e n h a v e e s c a p e d , a n d so o n a n d o n, t h a t w e a r e le a d to b e lie v e th a t a H a re m , a n y H a re m , of th e p r e s e n t o r p a s t, is a n d w a s a te r rib le th in g . S u c h is n o t th e case. W e a sk th o se in te r e s te d to t u r n to a n y e n c y c lo p e d ia a n d lo o k u p th e s u b je c t o f th e a n c ie n t h a re m s , th o se w h ic h e x is te d in E g y p t a n d th e o r ie n ta l c o u n tr ie s lo n g b e f o re so m e m o d e r n o r te n th c e n ­ t u r y g e n tle m e n in s titu te d s o -c a lle d h a r e m s a s e x ­ c u se s fo r im m o ra l living. T h e o r ig in of th e a n c ie n t h a r e m is to b e fo u n d in a v e r y re s p e c ta b le a n d k in d ly p r a c tic e e x p la in e d b y o n e o f th e law s of th e K o ra n , w h ic h sa y s t h a t w o m e n “ sh a ll b e d is­ c r e e t in th e ir a s s o c ia tio n w ith th e o th e r sex a n d fo rb id s th e m to e x p o s e fa c e o r p e r s o n e x c e p t to a h u sb a n d , f a th e r, so n o r in tim a te m a le re la tiv e s. ( S e e S u ra X X IV , 3 1 ; X X V III, 5 3 - 5 5 .) T h e h a r e m s of th e a n c ie n t tim e s w e re b u ild in g s a d jo in in g th e g e n e r a l liv in g b u ild in g , in w h ic h all th e w o m e n fo lk o f a m a n ’s fam ily , s le p t a n d h a d th e ir p r iv a te re s t ro o m s, b a th s , g a rd e n a n d stu d ie s. In su c h h a re m s , w h e n a w e a lth y m a n o w n e d o n e , liv ed h is O N E w ife, h is m o th e r, h is s is te r s a n d a n y otheir w o m en re la tiv e s (e v e n c o u s in s a n d n ie c e s ) w h o m h e c o u ld a ffo rd to s u p p o r t. O n ly w o m e n s e rv a n ts w e re p e r m itte d to a tte n d th e w o m e n in th e h a re m a n d th e w o m e n t h e r e liv ed w ith fa c e s u n c o v e re d

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a n d f re e fro m th e e y e s of m en . A ll u n ite d a t o n e ta b le o fte n fo r m e a ls a n d fo r re lig io u s se rv ices, b u t if s tr a n g e m e n w e re p r e s e n t th e w o m e n w e re c o v e re d a n d w o u ld r e tir e a t o n c e to th e p riv a c y o f th e ir h a re m . T h a t A m e n h o te p a n d h is f o re ­ f a th e rs m a in ta in e d s u c h h a re m s in th e ir p a la tia l r e s id e n c e s is a w ell k n o w n f a c t; a n d ju s t a s w ell k n o w n a n d e s ta b lis h e d in a ll o f th e a n c ie n t r e c o rd s is th e f a c t th a t A m e n h o te p , w h o h a d s u c h a b e a u ti­ ful h a r e m , so f a r a s b u ild in g s a n d g a rd e n s a r e c o n ­ c e r n e d , h a d b u t o n e w ife, o n e so u l c o m p a n io n , in th a t h a r e m to th e d a y h e p a s se d b e y o n d , a n d th a t w a s N e fe r, h is Q u e e n w ife, w h o m all of E g y p t c o n s id e re d th e id e a liz a tio n o f h is love. A A A

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th e R o se C ro ss. T h is new c h u r c h is a n n o u n c e d in all th e p a p e r s a n d o v e r th e a i r a s th e R a d io C h u rch . O n e o f th e la r g e a n d v e ry fine b r o a d c a s tin g s ta ­ tio n s of th e W e s t (K Z Y ) w h ic h h a s a b r o a d c a s tin g p e r io d fro m 1 I A . M. to 12:13 n o o n e a c h S u n d a y , d o n a te d its tim e a n d w ith th e h e lp o f th e o p e r a t o r o f th a t s ta tio n a n d o n e o th e r ( K P O ) , a sp e c ia l c h u r c h se rv ic e is s e n t in to th e a i r e a c h S u n d a y . T h e p o w e r of th e s ta tio n a n d its r a n g e (e s p e c ia lly in th e W e s t w h e r e w e h a v e little o r n o s ta tic e v e n in s u m m e r ) g ives th is R a d io C h u r c h a n d a u d ie n c e e s tim a te d to b e b e tw e e n 5 0 ,0 0 0 a n d 6 0 ,0 0 0 a c tu a l liste n e rs -in e a c h S u n d a y , f o r th e W e s t is lite ra lly flo o d ed w ith r a d io fa n s a n d e n th u s ia s ts . T h e c h u r c h c a m e a s a re s u lt of t h e d e m a n d s of th e s e fa n s fo r a se rv ic e o f s a c re d m u sic a n d h e lp fu l ta lk o n S u n d a y s. In f a c t a n o th e r s ta tio n h e r e also se n d s a sa c re d se rv ic e on S u n d a y a f te r n o o n s to su it th e r e q u ire m e n ts of th e W e s te rn e rs , a n d w e h a v e ta k e n p a r t in th e ir se rv ic e also . O u r S u p re m e G r a n d M a ste r, R ev. G e o rg e R. C h a m b e rs , is th e m in is te r in c h a r g e o f th e R a d io C h u rc h . A n o n - s e c ta r ia n a n d n o n - d e n o m in a tio n a l se rv ic e is u se d , w ith v e ry fine t a le n t a n d m u sic, p r a y e r s a n d t r e a tm e n t v ib r a tio n s f o r th e sh u t-in s w h o a r e liste n in g , a few a p p r o p r ia te re a d in g s, a n d a n a d d r e s s o r s e rm o n in a d d itio n to G o sp el r e a d ­ ing. N eed less to sa y th e R o s a e c r u c ia n a n d m y stic a l p o in t o f view is m a in ta in e d in a ll th e re a d in g s a n d a d d re ss e s. M a n y le tte r s o f p r a is e a n d c o m ­ m e n t a r e b e in g re c e iv e d fro m m a n y p o in ts, f o r th e se rv ic e re a c h e s in to m a n y s ta te s . In o n e c a s e a m a n in a d is ta n t c ity w r o te t h a t h is a u n t h a d n o t a tte n d e d c h u r c h f o r fifteen y e a r s b e c a u s e s h e w a s to o d e a f to h e a r , b u t t h r o u g h th e u s e o f a lo u d s p e a k e r clo se to h e r e a r sh e h e a r d h e r first c h u r c h se rv ic e in fifteen y e a r s , se n t b r o a d c a s te d b y u s th e first S u n d a y . T h e sick in h o s p ita ls ( a ll of w h ic h a r e p ro v id e d w ith r e c e iv in g s e ts ) p r a is e th e se rv ic e s a n d m a n y in th e o p e n c o u n tr y o n a S u n ­ d a y v a c a tio n tr ip e n jo y th e s e rv ic e w ith p o r ta b le sets. T h e a d d re s s g iv e n b y th e m in is te r a t e a c h s e r ­ v ice is p u b lish e d e a c h M o n d a y m o r n in g in th e S an F ra n c is c o J o u r n a l. T h u s is t h e a ir b e in g u se d , th e C o sm ic e m p lo y e d , a s R o s a e c r u c ia n s w o u ld u se it. A s B ro th e r C h a m b e rs s ta te d in h is first a d ­ d ress, th is is re a lly th e C h u r c h In v isib le a s sp o k e n so o fte n in th e o lo g ic a l a n d s a c re d w ritin g s . A A A

O u r m e m b e rs w h o h a v e b e e n o r a r e still in ­ te r e s te d in th e w o r k of th e T h e o s o p h ic a l S o c ie ty o f th is c o u n tr y , w ill b e in te r e s te d in a n in c id e n t w h ic h , it m u st b e s ta te d in fa irn e s s, p e r ta in s o n ly to th e A m e r ic a n S e c tio n o f th e T . S., a n d n o t to th e f o re ig n s e c tio n s w h ic h m a in ta in th e m o st f rie n d ly r e la tio n s w ith o u r O r d e r. S o m e m o n th s a g o w e a d d re s s e d a n official le tte r to M r. R o g e rs, th e P re s id e n t of th e T . S., s ta tin g th a t w h e re a s in m a n y citie s w h e r e w e h a d L o d g e s th e r e w e re a lso sm a ll T h e o s o p h ic a l g r o u p s w ith o u t p e r m a n e n t L o d g e ro o m s of th e ir o w n , a n d w h e r e a s so m a n y o f o u r m e m b e rs w e r e fo rm e rly in te r e s te d in T h e ­ o s o p h y a n d still d e s ire d to b r o a d e n th e g o o d a c ­ tiv itie s o f th e T . E ., w e w ish e d to e x te n d o u r h e a r ty c o o p e r a tio n b y o ffe rin g first of a ll th e u se of o u r T e m p le s a n d L o d g e ro o m s in a n y c ity , fre e o f a n y r e n t, to a n y T . S. b o d y th a t w ish e d to m e e t in th e m ; th a t o u r m e m b e rs a n d o fficers w o u ld a s sist s u c h b o d ie s in a r r a n g in g p r o p a g a n d a , h o ld ­ in g p u b lic m e e tin g s, d e s ig n in g in itia tio n c e r e m o ­ n ie s fo r th o s e a c c e p te d ( a th in g g r e a tly d e s ire d by th e r a n k a n d file o f T . S. m e m b e r s ) , a n d b y p la c ­ in g T . S. lite r a tu r e in o u r L o d g e r e a d in g ro o m s, e tc ., e tc . T h e le tte r w a s re c e iv e d a n d re a d by M r. R o g e r ’s s e c re ta ry , w h o w r o te u s a n d sa id th a t th e l e tte r w a s v e ry g ra tify in g a n d m a d e all a t th e T . S. h e a d q u a r te r s h a p p y , b u t th e M r. R o g e rs w as o n th e r o a d le c tu r in g a n d o u r le tte r w o u ld b e f o r ­ w a rd e d to h im fo r a n s w e r. W e e k s p a s se d a n d w e re c e iv e d n o a n s w e r, a n d th e n , of a s u d d e n , lik e a n o u tb u r s t fro m th e c le a r sk y , th e r e a p p e a r e d in th e T . S. official p a p e r , c a lle d th e “ M e ss e n g e r,” a n a r tic le a tta c k in g o u r O r d e r, rid ic u lin g o r u n k in d ly c r itic is in g o u r b o o k “ M an T r iu m p h a n t” (w h ic h h a s b e e n h ig h ly p r a is e d b y o th e r s o c ie tie s ) a n d o th e r w is e a tte m p tin g to b e little a n d in ju r e o u r O rd e r. A n d , th e a tta c k in g a r tic le w a s sig n e d by M r. R o g e rs . T h u s ly d id w e re c e iv e a n a n s w e r to o u r le tte r ! A n d all th is fo llo w ed a sp e c ia l se rv ic e h e ld in o u r P ris tin e C h u r c h in S an F ra n c isc o , c a lle d a T h e o s o p h ic a l S e rv ic e , w h e re in w e dw elt a t le n g th o n th e b e a u ty a n d g r e a tn e s s of th e T . S. te a c h in g s , r e a d a n d se rm o n iz e d fro m th e ir w r it­ in g s a n d c a lle d th e a tte n tio n of th e h u n d r e d s p r e s ­ e n t to th e e x is te n c e o f th e T . S. L o d g e in S an F ra n c is c o . M a n y o f th e o fficers a n d m e m b e rs of th e T . S. S o c ie ty p r e s e n t sa id a f t e r th a t sp e c ia l s e rv ic e , “ W e w o n d e r h o w th e T . S. c a n r e p a y y o u r O r d e r f o r th is g r e a t h e lp .” A n d w e re c e iv e d o u r p a y ; n o t in a n y m a n n e r e x p e c te d , fo r w e e x p e c te d n o th in g ; b u t c e r ta in ly fully, c o m p le te ly a n d in s u c h w ise a s le a v e s th e sc ales o f th e law s of c o m ­ p e n s a tio n in a n u n b a la n c e d s ta te . W e call u p o n o u r h u n d r e d s of T h e o s o p h ic a l m e m b e rs to rev iew all th e li t e r a tu r e of o u r O r d e r, all th e le c tu r e s a n d a d d re s s e s , a n d d isc o v e r if th e y c a n , o n e sin g le c o m m e n t m a d e a g a in s t th e g o o d n a m e a n d good w o r k o f th e T . S. S o c ie ty ; it w o u ld b e to o e asy to find th e g o o d w e h a v e sa id a n d w ill c o n tin u e to say . T h e r e h a s b e e n e s ta b lis h e d in S a n F ra n c is c o a ra d io o r w ire le ss b r a n c h o f th e P ris tin e C h u r c h of

A t a r e c e n t C o n v e n tio n o f th e P o lic e C h ie fs of th e U n ite d S ta te s, h e ld in S an F ra n c is c o , a r e p o r t w a s re a d sh o w in g th a t th e r e “ w e r e 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 c r im ­ in a ls in th e U n ite d S ta te s ; h a lf o f th e s e a r e b e in g c a re d fo r, th e o th e r h a lf a r e a t lib e r ty .” By b e in g c a re d f o r is m e a n t, im p ris o n m e n t, c a r e a t h o s p ita ls a n d in s a n e w a r d s f o r th e c rim in a l, e tc . F u r th e r o n th e r e p o r t sh o w e d th a t m o r e d o lla rs a r e b e in g sp e n t e a c h y e a r fo r th e c a r in g o f c rim in a ls in th e U n ite d S ta te s th a n is b e in g s p e n t f o r e d u c a tio n of th e y o u n g . H o w is t h a t fo r p r o g re s s iv e A m e ric a a n d f o r th e m u c h ta lk e d a b o u t A q u a r ia n A g e ? A r e th e c rim in a ls in t h e ir p r e d ic a m e n t a s a re s u lt of la c k of e d u c a tio n d u r in g t h e i r y o u th , a n d w ill w h a t w e a r e n o w s p e n d in g o n e d u c a tio n o f th e y o u n g p r e v e n t o u r h a v in g a h a lf a m illio n c rim i­ n a ls to c a r e fo r tw e n ty -fiv e y e a r s fro m n o w ? N o, is o u r a n s w e r to b o th o f th e s e q u e s tio n s . T h e fa c t is, th e r e h a s b e e n su fficien t m o n e y s p e n t, o r a t le a st a p p ro p ria te d * in th e n a m e o f e d u c a tio n , in th e p a s t, to h a v e p r e v e n te d so m a n y e v e r e n t e r ­ in g th e fields of c rim e , a n d t h e r e is m o re th a n e n o u g h b e in g s p e n t n o w fo r e d u c a tio n , b u t it is

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E v en c h ild r e n a r e e sp e c ia lly c a r e d fo r, a n d it is sa id th a t m a n y w h o h a v e b e e n a b le to do so h a v e se n t th e ir c h ild re n th e r e fo r th e p e rio d b e tw e e n e ig h t a n d tw e lv e y e a r s of a g e , d u r in g w h ic h tim e th e c h ild re n h a v e b e e n g iv en a c o m p le te sc h o o lin g in all th e a c a d e m ic w o rk of o u r m o d e rn p u b lic a n d h ig h sc h o o ls, p lu s m u sic , a r t, sc ie n c e a n d c u ltu re , w ith a c o m p le te k n o w le d g e of fo u r la n ­ g u ag es. S in c e th e A s h ra m a is a p a r t of th e w o rk of th e G r e a t W h ite L o d g e, n o in to le ra n c e is sh o w n to w a r d th o s e w h o a r e u p o n o th e r p a th s th a n th e R o s ic ru c ia n , h e n c e T h e o s o p h is ts a n d th o se of th e o th e r fifte e n o r m o re o r ie n ta l sc h o o ls of p h ilo so p h y a n d m y stic ism a r e ju s t a s w elco m e. N a tu ra lly th e r e a r e n o fe e s c h a rg e d a t th e A s h ra m a . A ll w h o c o m e b r in g all th e y h a v e w ith th e m f o r th e tim e b e in g , a n d give a ll th e y h a v e in th e w a y of s e rv ic e a n d c o o p e r a tio n w h ile re sid ­ in g th e r e . M o n e y , n a tu r a lly , w o u ld b e o f little u se th e r e ; b u t la b o r in th e a d jo in in g fields f o r a g r ic u ltu r a l p u r p o s e s a n d a b o u t th e b u ild in g s, is a n e c e s sity . C o n tr ib u tio n s o f m o n e y a r e u se d solely f o r th e e x te n s io n o f b u ild in g s a n d a d d itio n s to th e lib r a r y a n d la b o r a to ry . T h e le tte r r e f e r r e d to a b o v e w a s in E n g lish a n d a d d re s s e d to o u r I m p e ra to r , a n d re a d s in p a r t a s fo llo w s: “ T o M y O w n D iv in e S elf in fo rm of B r o th e r H . S p e n c e r L ew is, F. R . C ., I m p e ra to r of A M O R C , S an F ra n c is c o , C a lif., U . S. A . “ D e a r M y O w n In d iv isib le Self, B lessings a n d P e a c e b e u n to T h e e a n d u n to th y A m o rc a n d th e O r d e r of e v e ry p a r t of th e g lo b e ! F elt b lissfu l to get m y o w n d e s ire s to b e fu lfilled in re c e iv in g th y s y m p a th e tic le tte r . . . . A s B ro th e r E n v o y R a m a sa m i w r ite s m e, I to o , feel a n d se e a t n o d is­ t a n t f u tu re , m a n y of m y n o b le a n d d e v o te d B r o th e r s a n d S iste rs of A m e ric a c o m in g to se e k re st a n d c o n ­ so la tio n in th is H o ly a b o d e o f P e a c e . M ay th is u n iv e rs a l M issio n give y o u all P e a c e by h e lp in g y o u to a tta in y o u r b ir th r ig h t o f D iv in ity . “ D e a r d e v o te d self, I a m h a p p y to re c e iv e th e g re e tin g s a n d s a lu ta tio n s o f th e th o u s a n d s of a s p ir ­ in g so u ls a n d w illin g h e a r ts of o u r g re a t B r o th e r ­ hood. I o n ly p r a y to th e A lm ig h ty th a t i m a y b e m o re w o r th y of y o u r d e v o tio n a n d v e n e ra tio n . Y ou h a v e a s k e d m e fo r m y B lessin g s a n d P r o te c ­ tio n fo r th e B ro th e r h o o d in A m e ric a . D e a r Self, a m I in a n y w a y s e p a r a te fro m y o u th a t y o u sh o u ld r e q u e s t m y p r o te c tio n ? D o 1 n e g le c t m y o w n S elf? Is it n o t m y b o u n d e n d u ty ? A r e y o u n o t all in m e? M y re a liz a tio n of D iv in ity a n d fe e lin g s o f A ll-n e ss te a c h m e, o r r a th e r m a k e s m e a p p r e c ia te , th a t I a m s e e in g in all m in d s, h e a r in g in all e a rs, w o rk in g in all h e a r ts , a n d th in k in g in all m in d s; a s su c h y o u m a y r e s t a s s u r e d of m y b o u n d le s s P ro te c tio n a n d In fin ite B lessings. M ay all fo rm s of A m o rc b e c o n s c io u s a lw a y s o f th e ir O m n ip re s e n t a n d In d iv isib le D iv in ity a n d b e h a ^ p y in th e ir g lo ry . “ V e rily , it is n o t th y d u ty to s u p p o r t th is H o ly A s h ra m a , a s it b e lo n g s to o n e a n d all of y o u , to e a c h self, f o r w e a r e d o in g s ile n t w o rk , w ith o u t a d ­ v e rtis e m e n t o r a p p e a lin g f o r fu n d s. In d eed , th e L o rd w ill p r o v id e f o r H is self-less w o r k e rs fo r H is H o ly C a u se . “ V e ry so o n I sh a ll h a v e so m e of o u r m a n u ­ s c rip ts tr a n s la te d in to E n g lish a n d p rin te d in o u r o w n p r in tin g ro o m , a n d se n d th e m to y o u fo r y o u r m e m b e rs. “ D e a r M y O w n D iv in ity , fin ally I re q tie st y o u to c o n s id e r th is m a g n ific e n t A s h ra m a as y o u r o w n , b e lo n g in g to y o u r g r e a t O r d e r R o sae C r u c is .” ( S a lu ta tio n s ) .

th e w r o n g k in d o f e d u c a tio n . E d u c a tio n w h ic h f u n d a m e n ta lly te a c h e s w h a t y o u c a n do a n d still b e f re e fro m th e ir o n h a n d of m a n -m a d e law s, a n d w h a t y o u c a n n o t o r sh o u ld n o t do b e c a u s e o n e c le v e r h u m a n m in d m a y e q u a l y o u r s in c a tc h in g y o u , a lw a y s c h a lle n g e s th e b rig h t m in d to tr y a n d o u tw it m a n . O n ly a fool w o u ld tr y to o u tw it G o d a n d n a tu r e , a n d o n ly a sm all p e r c e n t of th e c rim i­ n a ls a r e in s a n e o r so u n b a la n c e d th a t th e y co u ld b e c la s se d a s fo o ls. A d d to th is, th e fa c to rs of p o o r p sy c h o lo g y a n d its e ffe c ts u p o n th e m in d s a s f o u n d in th e n e w s p a p e rs , m a g a z in e s a n d th e s c r e e n a n d s ta g e . S o m e d a y w e w ill lo o k b a c k u p o n o u r p r e s e n t d a y n e w s p a p e rs a s th e w o rs t in flu e n c e a n a tio n c o u ld h a v e . T h e r e a r e a few e x c e p tio n s a n d th e s e a r e h a m p e r e d by th e o th e rs . R e a liz e f o r a m o m e n t t h a t th e h a lf m illio n c r im in a ls o f th e n e x t d e c a d e o r tw o a r e to co m e f ro m y o u r h o m e a n d m in e ; lo o k a t u ^n th is p e r ­ so n a l w a y , a n d it su re ly s tr ik e s h o m e . O u r c h ild ­ r e n of to d a y m u s t fu rn is h th is e n o rm o u s a r m y of to m o rr o w . A r e w e a llo w in g th e m to b e fitted , s u b tly , fo r th e w o rk th a t o th e r s m ay call u p o n , o r te m p t th e m , to do, o r w h ic h th e y m a y c o n ­ c e iv e of ‘ s b e in g a s fa ir a s th e w o rk th e y o b se rv e a b e in g d o n e b y o th e r s ?

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