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The right to the exclusive use of

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T h e first legal determination in A merica of the exclusive right to use all Rosicrucian names, titles, terms, designa tions and appellations

Of interest to all Rosicruciansy seekers of Rose Cross wisdomy students of the occult and honest men who believe in honorable and upright dealing between men and organizations of men

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legally determined for the first time in America in a proceedinfg t\ Pennsylvania before thy Secretary of the Clmmonweahli

T h e R a n d olp h F o u n y t io n o f the A u th en tic O r d e r V f the R o s y Cross in A m erica filed its a pplications w ith the Secretary o f th<V?om m onwealth o f P e n n s ylv a n ia upder the law for th e registration o f \ t s names long acquired a i y pre-em pted by p r io r use.

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H . S fc n e e r Lew is, the Baron M unchausen o l the O V u lt id F ab rica tor o f the spurious A . \ L O . R . C ., claimed the right to use all such Rosicrucian names and p ro tested against the g ran tin g o f said applications.

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FRATERNITAS ROSAE CRUC1S


O rd e r and Brotherhood

an d to a v o i d i n f r in g e m e n t o f n a m e a n d insignia a n d there R e g i s t e r e d , A u g u s t 28, 1934.

The G R A N D F R A T E R N I T Y T h e T r i p l e O r d e r
F ra tern ita tis R osae C rucis ( O r ig in a l) F ra tern ity, O rd e r, B roth erh ood and Tem ple o f Rosicrucians ( M o d e r n )

Esoteric Organization
American Organization Registered

First Order, Temple or Degree


T h e R osicru cian F ra te rn ity (R e g is te r e d ) F ra tern ita tis Rosae C rucis (R e g is te r e d ) T h e R osicru cian O r d e r (R e g is te r e d ) T h e R osicru cian B rotherhood (R e g is te r e d ) T e m p le o f the R osy Cross (R e g is te r e d ) T h e B rotherhood o f the Rosy C ross (R e g is te r e d ) T h e O r d e r o f the Rose Cross (R e g is te r e d ) T h e G o ld e n and R osy Cross The Rose Cross

T H E C O N F E D E R A T IO N OF IN ITIATES
International Section International Copyright Registration

LA F E D E R A T IO N U N IV E R S E L L E DES ORDRES, SOCIETES ET F R A TER NITES DES INITIES


T h e C o n fe d e ra tio n o f In itiates is the Suprem e C ou n cil and Source o f A u th o rity o f the G ra n d F ra te rn ity , T r i p l e O r d e r and all other Rosicrucian bodies, established in A m e ric a since 1773, in clu d in g Rose Cross associations and the various grades and degrees o f the M i l i t i a C ru c ife ra E van gelica , M a g i, Eulis, /Eth Priesth ood, O sirians, Illu m in a ti and other R o s i crucians, and so

T h e Rosicrucians

Second Order, Temple or Degree


T h e T e m p le o f E ulis (R e g is te r e d ) T h e O r d e r o f E ulis (R e g is te r e d ) v T h e B rotherhood o f E ulis (R e g is te r e d ) The The Im p eria l O r d e r H ie ra rc h y o f Eulis Im p e ria l E ulis

cieties o f like nature.

TH E SECRET SCHOOLS ( R e g is te re d ) 1 he Set ie t Schools a ie the G ra n d Sanctuary and R epository o f the A n c ie n t Philosophy, G r e a te r M y s te rie s and R itu a ls au thorized by and e xem p li fied by the A llie d F ratern ities, the T r i p l e O r d e r and G ra n d fr a t e r n it y in their various grades and degrees.

Third Order, Temple or Degree


T h e /Eth P riesth ood (R e g is te r e d ) T h e Priesth ood o f /Eth T h e B rotherhood o f /Eth The O r d e r o f /Eth

T H E R O SICR U CIAN F O U N D A T IO N
( R e g is te re d ) The R osicrucian F ou n dation w as foun ded fo r the purpose o f the study and dissem ination o f Rosicrucian history, philosophy, exoteric and esoteric teachings and sources o f authority.

T h e F ra te rn ity o f /Eth

Subordinate, Auxiliary, Ritualistic, Preparatory Orders or Degrees


M ilit ia C r u c ife ra E van gelica ( R e g is te red ) T h e O r d e r o f the M a g i C ou n cil o f the M a g i (R e g is te r e d ) T h e Illu m in a ti T e m p le , O r d e r and Church (R e g is te r e d ) T h e O s iria n s Sons o f Isis and O siris (R e g is te r e d ) K n igh ts o f C h i v a l r y O r d e r o f the H o ly G r a il (R e g is te r e d ) T h e F ra te rn ity o f O siris K n ig h ts o f the Rose and Cross Illu m in a ta e A m erican ae Priests and P rinces o f M e lc h ize d e k

T H E CO U N CILS OF TH R EE, SEVEN A N D N IN E


( I n te r n a tio n a l C o p y r ig h t) T he C ou n cils o f T h r e e , Seven and N in e have alw ays been and continue to be the g o v e rn in g bodies o f the various A m e ric a n and In tern a tio n a l Lod ges, T e m p le s and O rd e rs o f the G ra n d F ra te rn ity and the C o n fe d e ra tio n o f In itiates.

HA S E X C L U S I V E

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USE OF N A M E S

FOREWORD
T h e recent receipt o f ma ny letters f r o m s tudents o f var ious se cret schools of the divine sciences, evidencing a deep interest in the occult, the mystic and the hi gh er aspect of the L A W , is, indeed, most gratifying. T he s e l etters show, unmistakably, an awak en i ng a mo n g those interested in t hings spiritual. T h e y indicate a whol esome disposition t o wa r d i ndepend ent investigation to T R Y to test all t hings to take no thi ng f o r g r a n t e d and to know t he t ru th. I f all t hose who are i nt erest ed in t he occult and mystic if all sincere seekers f o r t ru t h and those e nd e av or in g to find the schools, orders, org aniz at io ns and societies t h a t poi nt the W A Y , t h a t deal only with pure white magic a n d guide t hei r s tudents or neophyt es u p w a r d a l on g the p a t h wo ul d only investigate sincerely an d intelli gently investigate the unpre te nt io us claims o f the true and con t ra st them with the bold, seductive and fabulous claims o f false teachers and spurious o rg a n i z a t i o n s if they woul d only l ear n the simple basic distinctions between them-then, indeed, will the d ea th knell have been finally sounded f or those false teac hers and m as t er s who have- beguiled and misled so man y sincere but un i nformed seekers o f the ancient wisdom. T h e n the heyd ay o f the black magicians an d t h ei r spurious o r d e rs and coun ter fei t societies will end. A m o n g the letters received, a large nu mb er ar e f r o m sincere seekers of the t r u t h w h o have been or wh o ar e now m e m be r s of A. M . O. R. C., raising questions bea ri ng directly on the subject m a t t e r covered by this and o t h e r companion booklets. T h e r e f o r e , we deem this a fitting time and o p po rt uni t y to ans wer the questionsso raised. F o r the sake o f brevity, these questions may be covered u nde r two g eneral h ea di ng s: 1. W h y should t h er e be so much cont roversy as to wh o wT as first or last in the re al m o f spiritual science and t r u t h f o r which the Rose Cross s t a nd s ? 2. Ar e not all un d er the L A W and do we not all use the same lawr? T h e r e f o r e , does it m a t t e r so much who teaches the l a w? Yes, indeed, it does m a t t e r w h o teaches the l aw a nd hozv it is
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taught . T h e r e ar e two oppos it e aspects o f t he law. T h e law ma y be used f o r g oo d o r f or evil, and in the use and intended use o f the law is the distinction between white and black magi c between real schools o f hi g he r spiritual t ra i n i n g and spurious o r g a n i z a t i o n s using and teaching the l ower aspects o f the s ame law. T h e question is not who was the first to t each the s pi ri tual sci ences t her e ar e no first and no last in the K i n g do m o f T r u t h . T h e real question is: W h ic h teachers and which schools actually t each the spiritual sciences and guide t hei r st udent s o r n eophyt es along the u p w a r d path a nd n a r r o w way t o w a r d the H i g h e r K i n g d o m o f T r u t h , in accordance with the hi ghest and noblest aspects o f the law, a n d which l eaders and which o rg a n iz a t i o n s actually teach the black a r t a nd guide t hei r fol lowers o r mem bp rs a l on g t he d o w n wa rd p at h an d b r oa d way to p er di ti on and destruction, in a cco rd ance with the lowest an d mo st ignoble aspects o f the same l a w ? In short, the real question is: W h i c h ar e t ru e schools o f p u r e white magic l eadi ng the way to life, an d which are spurious, posing as spiritual schools, but nevertheless teachi ng an d pract ici ng t he foul black ar ts l eadi ng the way to d e s t r uc t i o n? T ru l y, this is a serious and f u n d a m e n t a l question o f p r o f o u n d interest to all masters, t eachers a n d leaders, as well as all fol l ow ers, s tudents and neophyt es of all schools, o r d e r s a nd societies o f the G r e a t W h i t e B r o t h e r h o o d . I t is a call to all o f these to band and s t an d a nd fight t o g e t h e r in a c ommon cause f o r t he prot ect ion and in the interest o f all u ni n f o r m e d yet sincere seekers o f the up wa r d path and the n a r r o w way to ligh t lest they be allured, beguiled an d led a s tr a y and di rec ted in t he dowmward p a t h and t aught the l ower aspects of the law by p seudo- mas ters and des ig n ing teachers who seek them f or m er c en ar y reasons o r f o r o t h e r viie p urpos es as m em be r s o f t h ei r d a n g e r o u s a nd spuri ous o r ganizations. W e need not fight f or o ur own o r ga ni zat i on s. Being true, they are secure ag ai ns t all t he furies o f hell and all p o we r s o f the black magicians, but when we do fight in the n am e of a nd f o r the ri ght s of our own t rue school, o r d e r or society against spurious a nd clan destine o r ga ni zat i ons , using its n a m e a nd p u r p o r t i n g to give its teachings, we fight truly in the interests o f and f o r the pro tec ti on of all sincere seekers o f the u p w a r d path and narrow' way t h a t leadeth to the light an d the wisdom. So must every school, o r d e r and society wo rki ng u n d er the sanc tion o f and in accordance with the t eachings o f the G r e a t W h i t e

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B r o t h e r h o o d fight f or its own ri ght s and against the pl ag i ar iz in g of its name, li terat ure and teachings by pseudo- masters and false l eaders of spurious schools, o r d e r s and societies. So, also, must all fight f o r the rights and protection f or all o t h e r o r g a n i z a t i o n s un der the guidance of the E l d e r B r o t h e r s o f the G r e a t W h i t e B r o t h e r hood, to the end t h a t no true seeker f o r the light ma y be misled ho we ver u ni nf or med and gullible o r susceptible to al luri ng pleas, siren calls and beguiling solicitations o f ps eudo- mas ters a n d f a b r i cators of spurious orga ni zat i on s. L e t no one misconstrue o u r st at ement s o r place the Rose Cross in a false light. W e have no q u ar r e l with those w h o teach divine science and the ri ght aspect o f the law, and it m a t t e r s not in w h a t m a n ne r they t each o r the m e t h o d o r t r a in i ng used, so l ong as they point the way to life. T h e y are o f the W h i t e B r o t h e r h o o d and are entitled to o u r s u p p o r t a nd e n c o ur ag e me n t ; verily, t hey have it wi thout reservat ions o r limitations. F u n d am en t al l y we are not concerned as to wh o o r which o r gani zat ions were first in the .field of Rosicrucianism, but we are great ly and essentially concerned in knowi ng t h a t they are truly Rosicrucian and came by way o f the Rosy Cross. I f those who claim to p ro p o u n d the phi losophy of the O r d e r were qualified and those wh o pr et end to guide the neophyt es into and t h r o u g h the mysteries of the Rose Cross, and to teach its esoteric lessons, wer^ really capable of doi ng w h a t they profess to do, t hen we would have no quarrel with them. O u r qu ar r el is with those who claim to be Rosicrucians when they are n o t ; wh o claim to expound the philosophy o f the F r a t e r nity wdien they d o not u n d e r s t a n d o r compre hen d it; who pretend to guide and c a r ry neophyt es t h r o ug h Rosicrucian t r ai ni ng to m a s tership who have never been enrolled as neophytes and are not initiates; who k n ow no thi ng of the sublime esoteric teachings o f the O r d e r and w h o ha ve no ri ght o r a ut h or it y to teach o r guide ot hers because they have not come by way o f the Rosy Cross. I t is against this t h a t we p r o t e s t vi gorously p r o t e s t : I t is also against the i m p r o p e r use o f t he n ame o f the F r a t e r n i t y an d the deceptive use o f Rosicrucian appell ati ons t h a t we fight, because the august F r a t e r n i t y is thus b r o ug h t into di sreput e a n d discredited, and t hous ands o f honest seekers f or the authentic T e m p le o f the Rosy Cross have been and will be deceived, bet ra yed and led astray. T h e Rosy Cross is an institution teachi ng the h ig her aspects of the law'. Its esoteric t rai ni ng leads its neophytes al ong the u p w a r d

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pat h o f love to light a n d life. Its ph il os ophy has s t o o d t he test of a ge s; it has been weighed in t he balance o f time a nd f o u nd not wa nt in g; it deals only with p u re white magi c a nd is a p a r t o f a nd is u nd er the pr ot ec ti on a nd guidance o f t he H i e r a r c h i e s o f the g r e a t W h i t e B r o t h e r h o o d . Its n eop hy tes e n t er un der the mos t solemn obl igation to which the soul can subscribe, which prescribes the principles a nd inculcates the doct ri ne t h a t only he, who t h r o u g h obedience to instructions, who has actually lived the life, who has t raveled the whole p a th and wh o has t he re b y gai ned the goal o f Ill uminat ion o r Initiation is w o r t h y o f l ead er shi p and is capabl e of teaching o r l eadi ng others. W h e n its neophyt es have become initiates, they kn ow the law and u n d e r s t a n d exoteric m a ni fe st a ti o ns as well as its inner w o r k ings. T h e r e f o r e , none o f its initiates have ever v io lat ed or cast aside t hei r obligations and es tabl is hed o r a t t e m p t e d to establish a schism, a s e p a r a t e activity o r a clandestine body o f the G r a n d F r at er ni ty. T h e r e f o r e , clandestine Rosicrucian T e m p l e s and spurious Rose Cross O r d e r s have nev er been est abl ished by Rosicrucians who possess t he k nowl edge t o teach real Rosicrucian p hi los ophy a n d esotericism, but by simon pure i m p o st o r s wh o cannot and who do not teach Rosicrucian phi losophy o r poi nt t he wray to Rosicrucian illumination o r initiation, who willfully deceive and grossly mi s lead t hei r a d h e r e n t s both as to w h a t they ar e a n d as t o w h a t t hey teach. It is against this d a n g e r o u s practice a n d its fa r -r e ac hi ng evil consequences t h a t wre pr ot es t. T h e s e p r e t e nd er s and i m p os to r s must be exposed. T h e r e f o r e , it is o u r dut y to continue the fight until they ar e banished and ar e m a d e i ncapable o f deceiving and misleading seekers on the way to the d o o r into the T e m p le o f the
Rosy Cross.

T h e s e s ame questioners ask, in s ubs tance: Will not t r u t h itself adjust the m a t t e r ? Will not the r i g h t o rg a n i z a t i o n prevail a n d the p r e t e n d e r s be eliminated by t he l a w ? U n d ou bt ed l y, in time and ul timat ely all t h a t is evil will be d e stroyed by t he reaction of the law. T h i s w'e kn ow because it is the law. But if man, being a free agent, w e r e to dep end entirely upon the law a n d failed to mak e the effort t o F R E E H I M S E L F f r o m evil, then, to be logical, we should eliminate all h u ma n agencies which have for t hei r purpose the we lf ar e and pr ot ect ion of m an k i n d o f man, w o m a n and child. W e should d e s tr oy o u r courts o f justice, our w e l f a r e boar ds , o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n s t h a t feed an d clothe the

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needy and hungry, o ur police force t h a t prot ect s the we ak against the vicious. In fact, we should des troy every man -m ad e agency now active in pro tec ti ng the interests o f those N O T Y E T C A P A B L E OF L O O K IN G A F T E R T H E IR O W N IN T E R E ST S A N D N E E D S . W e should merely fold our hands and say: U n d e r the law, t r u t h and justice will p revai l. So it will, but wha t will hap pe n in the me ant i me to the many deceived an d led as t ra y by false p r o p h e t s and vicious and unscrupulous p r e t e n d e r s ? W h i l e no man ma y tell a n o t h e r H e r e is t r u t h " o r T h e r e is t r u t h , yet every man should be assured t h a t he is receiving t h a t whicl} bears the label o f the t hi ng he seeks and believes he is re ceiving. W e are not fighting p r e t e n d e r s so much because of the things they teach, but because they mislabel t hei r w a r es wi t h h o n ored names and th ere by mislead and d e f r a u d t hou sand s o f t rust ing men and women. P erha ps , as s uggested by some and u rg ed by others, it would be by far the easiest and mos t p l eas ant proc edure to st and idly by and let the divine law t ake its course. H o w e v e r , since I am the Supreme G r a n d M a s t e r o f the august F r a t e r n i t y and its chief spokesman, I cannot cast aside my responsibility u n d e r any p r e tense wha te ver. I am duly bound to pro tec t it and all those who may seek it or desire to ent er into its temple against the deception of all i mpostors who have pl agi ar iz ed its holy name and those pre te nders who falsely claim to teach its doctrines. T h e r e f o r e , we must We will continue the fight by all h o no ra bl e and effective means against all p r e t e n d e r s a nd especially against the arch impos t or of t h em all I T Spencer Lewis, the f a b r i ca t o r of the spuri ous A. M. O. R. C , using w i t h ou t right o r a ut h o r i t y the n ame and appellations of the aut hent ic Fr at er n it y , until he shall haul down his false colors and st and be f or e the worl d f or w h a t he really is, wi thout deception an d false pretense. W e have no malice, we hold no personal g ru d ge against him, no twi ths ta nding his nu me ro us vicious, unjustified p er son al attacks upon us. W e do not a tt ac k him personally even if o ur vi gorous attacks may seem to be personal. W e are fighting his shameful methods, his false p retens ions and the i nfamous t hings f or which he stands. W e are fighting f o r principle for ri ght f o r justice an d for h onora ble dealings and fair play a m o n g men. W e are not fighting men, but the evil t h a t men do.

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T h e w ork o f Rosicruciae in all its phases, w h e t h e r it be the O r der, I emple, B r o t h e r h o o d o r F r a t e r n i t y , is m o r e concerned with the s piritual k in g do m an d its laws as t hey affect m a n t h a n with m u nda ne a nd t e m po r a l affairs, t ho ug h it has in mind and as its object the b e t t e r m e n t and a d v a nc em en t o f man in every d e p a r t ment o f his n a t u r e physical, men tal and s piritual m o re espe cially the soul. I his being so, its wo rk has always been secret, h avi ng in mind the several admo ni tio ns o f the g r e a t M a s t e r : L e t n ot thy left hand k no w w h a t thy ri ght d o e t h , and a g a i n : W h e n ye p ra y enter into thy secret closet and close t he do or, etc., c o m p r e h e n d ing t h a t it is not to the best interest o f man o r the w o r k itself t h a t good works and spiritual services should be advert ised, to be seen or pra is ed o f men, and t h a t the services t hemselves will br ing t hei r own r e wa rd . * F o r t hree h u nd re d years this ancient l a n d m a r k o f the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y has been a d h e r e d to, an d it has been r a r e and seldom t hat a living m a n was known as a Rosicrucian or as h av in g any connection with the O r d e r . On l y its m em be r s knew wh e re a T e m ple was situated o r a L od g e hel d its meetings, and these m ember s, being Rosicrucians, did not talk, n or did they seek the appl aus e o f men because o f t h ei r connection with an ancient f r a t e r n a l and spiritual institution. T h e n t h er e came a change. W e ent er ed the ultra-business age, the age o f expl oi tat ion; an age in which t her e is n ot hi ng t oo sacred to be exploited, w h e t h e r it be t he virtue o f wo man, the bodies o f men or even the Ki ng do m o f H e a v e n , so long as any of these could be m a d e to yield a profit in the cur r ent coin o f the realm. T h e Rose Cross, always s h r o u d e d in mystery, o f which little was general ly known except the mere f r ag m e n t s o f m o r e o r less reliable i n f o rm at i on which a p p e a r e d in books dea li ng wi th the subject in a self-selfish age, a r ou s ed the avarice o f those wh o s ou gh t only to b e t t e r themselves ma te r ia ll y and who had no conception o f
* See F ir s t W o r l d P a r lia m e n t o f the R osy C ro s s and C o n s e c ra tio n o f W a s h in g to n as the D e liv e r e r .

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t hings spiritual. I t was, t h er e fo re , pounced upon by p s e u do occultists and c h a rl at an s as a fertile field f o r profit, and within a few years we have seen the o rga ni za ti on of nu mer ou s activities calling t hemselves by v ar io u s Rosicrucian appellations, all o f t h em self-organized, wi thout legitimate aut hori ty, and all cateri ng to the mos t selfish instincts in man, instead o f to the deepest a n d most spiritual emotions o f the soul the true spirit o f the authentic Fr at er ni ty . D u r i n g the last few years p r o m o t e r s of various types have o r g ani zed spurious bodies r epres ent ing them to be genuine bodies of highly reputed, established Societies, Or d e r s , B ro t h e r h o o d s , F r a ternities and Associations, pl agi ar iz ing and using t hei r names, or names so similar, as to give t h e m the ap pe ara nce o f being genuine. T h e r e f o r e , to p rot ec t the public aga ins t such deception and f raud, the legislatures of m a n y o f the states have passed laws f o r the r e g i stration o f names, titles and appellations of genuine and authentic bodies. T h e C o m m o n w e a l t h o f Pennsylvania has such a stat ut e for the pre servat i on o f the r igh ts of authentic bodies an d the p r o tection of the public against such frauds. In the mom en t ou s y e a r o f 1773 the first g r e a t Council o f the B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy Cross in the new wo rl d was convened in the City of B r o th er ly Lov e. It is not our p ur po s e to deal with this meeting o f the Council o r its history or activities, which have been given consideration in a n o t h e r o f our publications.* T h e fact is here not ed only to show the existence and continuation of the Council o f the aut hent ic O r d e r in Amer ica since said time. Wh i le the Council has been in continuous existence since said time, the first Supreme G r a n d Lo dg e, T e m p l e o r O r d e r of the B r o t h e r h o o d or F r a t e r n i t y was not established and did not function as such until about the y e a r 1856-58,1 wh en it was established by D r . P. B. R an d o l p h a f t e r he h ad r e tu r ne d f r o m G e r m a n y and France, where he received his final initiation and h a d been o rd ai ne d Supreme G r a n d M a s t e r of the Supreme M o t h e r L o d g e . T h e first Amer ic an S upreme G r a n d Body continued to function under D r. P. B. R an d o l p h until he was regularl y succeeded by F re e ma n B. D o w d as the second G r a n d M a s t e r in the y ea r 1875. In 1882 G r a n d M a s t e r D o w d , upon the solicitation and wi t h the
* T h e Rosicr ucia ns on the W i s s a h i c k o n a m on og r a ph . f T h e date is g i v e n as 1856-58. W h i l e the f o r m a ti o n o f the A m e r i c a n Su pre m e G r a n d L o d g e w as comme nce d in 1856, it w a s not co mp let ed until 1858. D u e to this the dates h a v e been v a r i o u s ly g i v e n as 1856-57-58.

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aid o f the S upreme Council, established a S up rem e G r a n d T e m p l e of the Rosy Cross in P h il a de lp hi a, Pennsyl vani a, w h e r e the Su pre me Council o f the O r d e r first functioned and in which s tate the Supreme G r a n d L o d g e and Council have continued to function since t he y ea r 1882. T h e S upreme G r a n d L o d g e o f all Rosicrucian bodies in Am er ic a and the isles o f the sea is still locat ed in the Stat e of Pennsyl vani a. It is the direct and lineal des cendant of the first s u p re m e g r a n d body established in 1856-58 and is the s up re me a u t h o r i t y o f the authentic and legitimate O r d e r in America. N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g t h a t the aut hent ic O r d e r , T e m p l e , B r o t h e r hood and F r a t e r n i t y o f the Rose C ro ss has been continuously func tioning in Amer ic a t h r o u g h its G r a n d Councils o r L o d g e s o r both since the y e a r 1 773,* and its var ious names, -titles a nd d es i gn a tions have been long and firmly established and p r e -e mp t ed by p ri o r use, yet, nevertheless, beginning less t han a q u a r t e r o f a cen tury ago, and since then, spurious and clandestine Rosicrucian b o d ies, sel f- organi zed and wi thout aut hor it y, have a pp e a r e d , using various Rosicrucian t er mi no lo gy an d appellations. O n e in p a r ticular, the Ancient and My st ic a l O r d e r R os ae Crucis ( A. M . O. R. C . ) , of which we will t r e a t herein, which in its begi nni ng in 1915 took notice o f the aut hent ic O r d e r and its names and v ar io u s desi g nations and a p p a r e n t l y e n d e a v o r e d to find a n am e f o r itself t h a t wou Id gi ve it the a pp e ar a nc e o f being Rosicrucian w i t h ou t techni cally vi ol at ing o u r rights. H o w e v e r , of recent years it has g r o wn bolder and has a t t em p te d, w i t h ou t success, to a p p r o p r i a t e unto it self all things Rosicrucian. Because o f the aggressive activities o f said spurious a nd clan destine Rosicrucian o r g a n iz a ti o n, t he Supreme Council o f T h r e e deemed it wise to act c o n t r a r y to the ancient l a n d m a r k s o f the F r at e r ni t y and to t ak e legal action u nde r t he laws of Penns yl vani a, to publicly regist er its n ame as t r a n s l a t e d into Engl is h wi t h the Secretary o f the C o m m o n w e a l t h , t o p r o t e c t its i nt erest s a n d t he u ni nf or med seekers o f Rosicrucian wi sdom and the au th en ti c O r d e r against the deception an d f r a u d o f the s puri ous body t h e A. M . O. R. C. Accordingly, at the suggestion a nd on the advice o f the
*To since a v o i d fu t u r e confusion, it should be c l e a r l y unders to od that w h i l e a Su pr em e 1773, the first Supr eme Grand Lodge was not es tablis hed until 1856-58, the Council, w it h all the p o w e r s o f a Su pr em e G r a n d L o d g e , has fu nc tio ne d in A m e r i c a Supreme G r a n d Co un cil at that time f u s i n g w ith and b e c o m i n g a pa rt o f the Su pr em e Grand Lodge. 19

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Council on M a y 16, 1927, we regist er ed the names or t itles: F r a ternity o f the Rosicrucians O r d e r o f the Rose Cross. As a m a t t er o f fact and in l aw the r e gis tra tion of these names long est ab lished by p rio r use included the exclusive right to use all synony mous terms, descriptive titles an d Rosicrucian appellations. H o w ever, n ot wi t hs ta nd in g such re gi st ra ti on and the exclusive ri gh t to use all such names acquir ed by long, continuous p r i o r use, o u r legal counsel advised t h a t it would be best and p e r h a p s wise f o r the f u r t h e r and b et ter prot ec tion of all interested but u n i nf or me d seek ers of authentic Rosicruci anism and the aut hent ic F r a t e r n i t y to register specific and var iou s Rose Cross names, titles and desi gna tions,-in which advice the Supreme Council concurred. T h e r e f o r e , in the early p a r t o f the y e a r 1934 we filed applications f o r the registration o f several different var iat ions of and synonymous t erms of the name of the aut hent ic F r at e r n i t y , including its original n ame in Latin. As soon as these applications were filed H . Spencer Lewis, the Bar on M u n ch a us en of the Occult, employed legal counsel, a mo n g the best in Pennsylvania, to file p ro te st in the n ame o f and on be hal f o f his spurious o rg a ni za ti o n, A. M . O. R. C., s u pp o r t e d by his affidavits, against the g r a n t i n g of ou r applications. U p o n his pro tes t the Secretary held many hearings and gav e full cons ider a tion to the question o f p ri o r use o f such names. W e took a d v a n t a g e of the op po rt u ni t y and gl adl y assumed the burden of pro vi ng the exclusive right to the use of all Rosicrucian names and appell ati ons by reason of t heir long, continuous p ri o r use. M u c h evidence to establish the same was pro du ced , an d the cont roversy was decided upon its merits a f t e r full he a ri n g and due consideration. T h r o u g h o u t the hea ri ngs o u r at torneys oft en request ed and p e r sistently d em a n d e d t h a t M r . Lewis a p p e a r an d d e f e n d his claims, submit to questioning and pre sent his credentials o f aut hori ty, but he came not. H i s a t t o rn e y suggested t h a t he wo ul d mail to them p r o o f of his Rosicrucian aut hori ty, w he r eu p on the Secr et ary con tinued the hearings an d wa it ed f or some time, but vainly an d to no purpose. T h e much-boasted and often-claimed Rosicrucian au thori ty was not pro d uc e d because, in t r ut h and fact, it does not exist. It is only a fiction and romance o f the B a ro n Mu nc ha u se n of the Occult. Finally, a f t e r the contest h ad lasted almost one year, the Secre tary of the C o mm on w ea l t h, on the second o f J a n u a r y , 1935, over20

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tration of the names as filed by us, and these names we re duly registered a n d official receipts issued to the aut hent ic F r at e r n it y , being the first legal d et e r mi n at i o n o f the exclusive right to the use of all Rosicrucian n ames in Amer ic a. T h e names regist er ed a r e :
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In August , 1934, while the hea ri ng s were pend ing b e f o re the Secretary and b ef ore action h ad been t aken on the applications pending, M r . Lewis m ad e a malicious per sonal at t ac k upon the Supreme G r a n d M a s t e r , the wri ter , which he published in the p r i vate publication o f the A. M . O. R. C. the Rosicrucian F o r u m , Vol 5, N o . 1, Augu st issue, 1934 to which he a p p e n d e d t he fol lowing s t a t e m e n t o r edi tor' s n o t e :
A s this m atter w as being prepared fo r p rin tin g, w e have received w o rd that the C o m m o n w e a lth o f Pennsylvania, through its secretary, has denied to A n y form o f registration. Italics ours. the R ev. D r . C lv m e r any f o r m o f re g is tra tio n fo r his so-called R osicru cia n O r d e r , B rotherhood , F ra te r n ity ,* etc. T h is speaks fo r its e lf v e ry e lo quen tly. E d it o r .

T h i s i nf ormat ion, absolutely false and, o f course, mi sleading, was circulated p ri v a t e l y a m o n g A. M . O. R. C. member s. W h y ? T h e answer is obvious. In o r d e r to hold his me mb er sh ip in line and keep t h em f r o m dou bt i ng the re gu la ri t y o f A. M . O. R. C., he attacks the G r a n d M a s t e r o f the au thent ic O r d e r and di ssemi nat es false i n fo rm at i on to lull t he m to sleep and to keep t h em deceived. In this connection let the r e a d e r consider w h a t we h a ve said in our f or e w o r d herein, as well as the full contents o f this booklet. Th en let him ans wer f or himself. Should we not expose and fight such m e t h o d s ? Verily, we will mercilessly expose and fight with unabated a r d o r and vi gor m et h o d s obnoxious to all ri ght -mi nded
* N o t e c a r e f u l l y the statement any f o r m o f r e g i s t r a t i o n f o r his so -c a l l e d R o s i c r u cia n O r d e r , B r ot h er ho od , F r a t e r n i t y , and then r e f e r to A p p e n d i x , E x h i b i t A . 21

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people. But how shall we light such despicable m e t h o d s and p r a c tices? H o n o r a b l y il possible, but in all events t he truth must be known and zvill be kno wn to all. Reference was m a d e by M r . Lewis in his f o r ma l p ro t e s t filed by his a t t o rn e ys and in his affidavits to the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Associa tion. T h i s o rga ni zat i on , an adj unct to the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y , was i n co rp or a te d in D e l a w a r e in 1909 and its c h a r t e r a me n d e d in 1928, to b et t er ca rry out its ori gi nal purpose and object. It was o r gani zed for the express pu rpo se of holding title to the p r o p e r t y o f the F rat er nit y, the t r an s ac ti o n o f its business in t he various states of t he Union, also in foreign countries, and the p ro t ec t io n o f its various names, titles and appellations. T h e applications f or regis trat ion of n ames and titles, so vigorously pr o t e s t e d by M r . Lewis, were originally filed by the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association in beha lf o f the various O r d e r s , B r o t h e r h o o d s o r De gr ees o f t he F r a t e r n i t y . F o r legal as well as practical reasons, those applications we r e wi t h dr awn and refiled by the v ar io us O rd e rs , B r o t h e r h o o d s or De g re es o f the F r a t e r n i t y directly in t hei r own behalf. T h i s explanation will account for the reference to the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association, which was not, in fact, i nvolved in the proceedings f or the regis t ra ti on o f names. T h e Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association was regist ered in Pennsyl vania in 1916 and so continued until the new c o r p o r a t i o n law' re quired re-regi st rati on of all foreign cor porat i ons in 1934. A p pl i cation wras m ad e for the re-regi st rati on o f said foreign cor po rat i on , which was p ro mp t ly p r ot es t ed by M r . Lewis t h r o u g h his at t orne ys and member s of his org an iz a ti o n. T h e application f o r re -r eg is t ra tion was not pressed, but was finally' abando ned, n ot because of M r . Lewis protest,' but because o ur legal counsel advi sed us t h a t since the Beverly H a l l Corporation, - a domestic c o r p or a t i o n o f the first class, had been functioning for, a number of years in Pennsyl vania and possessed all the c o r p o r a t e p owe rs of the Royal F r a t e r nity Association, t here wras no practical reason o r legal necessity to re-register said c o r p or a t i o n in the C o mm o n w e a l t h of Pennsyl vania. T h a t the best course to follow^ f or the prot ec tion of the F r a t e r n i t y was to regist er its names, titles and appell ati ons un d er the laws of the state, which course was followed. T h e B ev erly H a l l C o r p o r a t i o n will continue, as he r e t o f or e , to be the exo teric\ legal entity of the g r e a t wo r k and of the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y for the transact ion of its business and its m a t er ia l activities, because the Rose Cross, in its esoteric sense a nd activities is a spiritual
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entity, and u nd er its ancient laws a n d l a n d m a r k s m a y not solicit members, advertise, seek publicity, sue o r be sued, o r ot herwis e engage in m a t er ia l activities. T h e Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association will continue to ho ld a nd p r o tect certain p ro pe rty rights an d t he Beverly H a l l C o r p o r a t i o n is still, the o u t e r d o o r t h r o u g h which e a r n es t seekers and those quali fied may e nt er the august F r a t e r n i t y .

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S w in b u r n e C lv m e r.

In the Ap pe ndix and as a p a r t o f this bookl et we p r i n t in full


verbatim the p r o t e s t o f A. M . O. R. C., the s u p p o r t i n g affidavits

of H . Spencer Lewis and the f o r m a l reply filed by o u r at to rne ys, which we trust the interested r e a de r s an d seekers a f t e r t r u t h will carefully r e a d in connection with t he text.

C L A N D E S T IN E A N D SPU RIO U S ACTIV ITIES T H E R O S I C R U C I A N S IN T H E N E W W O R L D (A B r i e f S k e t c h )


T h e first Council o f the Rose Cross in Amer ica was held in the City o f Br ot her ly Lo ve, Phi la del phi a, Pennsylvania, in the y ea r 1 773.* Since t h a t time the F r a t e r n i t y o f the Rosicrucians has been active, and its Council has heen in continuous existence in America. T h e first Supreme G r a n d L o d g e o f the F r a t e r n i t y was established with the aid and sanction o f t he Council abo ut the y ea r 1856-58 by D r . P. B. R a n do l p h, since which time it has been in active con tinuous existence and so continues to exist and function today. Dr . Rand ol ph was succeeded by F r e e m a n B. D o w d . In the y ea r 1882 Supreme G r a n d M a s t e r D o w d compl et ed t he es tablishment of t he Supreme G r a n d T e m p l e of the Rosy C ro ss in Phil adel phia. On Apri l 15, 1907, D o w d was succeeded by D r . E d w a r d H . Brown, and on M a y 10, 1922, the present S upreme G r a n d M a s t e r succeeded Dr. B r o w n . t T h e G r a n d T e m p l e o f the Rosy Cro ss has continued in existence in the State o f Pennsyl vani a since 1 8 8 2 4 T h e present s upreme g r a n d body of the august F r at e r n it y , still located in the C o mm o n w e a l t h o f Pennsylvania, is the direct lineal descendant o f all Rosicrucian bodies in America and is the s upreme authority. T h i s descension o f a ut hor it y has been r e gul ar and wi t h out int errupt ion ei ther o f time o r activity.
* T h i s Supr eme Council con tinue d to function until the Supr eme G r a n d L o d g e w as fo rm e d in 1856-58,.and ihis Su pr em e G r a n d L o d g e o f 1856-58 in turn w a s fused wi th and became a pa r t o f the Su pr em e G r a n d T e m p l e , instituted in 1878 and co mp let ed in 1882. t D r . E d w a r d H. B r o w n w a s Su pr em e G r a n d M a s t e r o f the G r a n d T e m p l e and H i e r a r c h y o f Eulis and o f the T e m p l e o f the R o sy Cross. T h e present G r a n d M a s ter, w h o succeeded D r . B r o w n , has been Supr eme G r a n d M a s t e r o f the O r d e r o f the Ros y Cross and the /th Pri es th ood , as w e l l as al lie d bo dies other than Eulis and the T e m p l e o f the Ro sy Cross, since 1905. + D a t e o f the co mp let ion o f the Su pr em e G r a n d B o d y in P e n n s y lv a n i a and f o r the N o r th A m e r i c a n continent.

N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g t h a t the aut hen ti c O r d e r , T e m p l e , B r o t h e r hood and F r a t e r n i t y of the Rosicrucians has been continuously ex isting and functioning in Am er ic a t h r o u g h its G r a n d Councils o r G r a n d L o d g e s since 1773 and t h r o u g h bot h G r a n d Councils a nd Lodges since 1856-58 a l t ho ug h its official n am e and all v a r i a tions t h e r e o f a nd its various names, titles and des ignat ions of its degrees, o rde rs , and t emples have long been established and p r e empted by p r i o r use yet, nevertheless, on April 1, 1915, All Fo ols Day, H . Spencer Lewis o r g a n i z e d a spurious and clandestine Rosicrucian body, which he called the Ancient and Myst ical O r d e r Rosae Crucis. T o be sure, he knew full well o f the existence o f the authentic O r d e r and, as we shall pre sent ly see, in selecting its name, chose one, as he t h o u g h t and a r gu ed, t h a t woul d n ot seriously violate the rights o f the aut hent ic O r d e r a n d at the s ame time give his spurious o r g a n iz a ti o n the a pp e a r a n c e of being Rosicrucian an d authentic. H o w e v e r , o f recent years he has g ra d ua ll y g ro wn b ol de r and has a t t e m p t e d to usurp all a u t h o r i t y and a p p r o p r i a t e all t hings Rosicrucian unt o himself. It was, t h e r e f o r e , decided to regist er all v ar ia tio ns o f names now and h e r e t o f o r e used by the real F r a ternity which have not h e r e t o f o r e been r eg is ter ed o r ot herwise lega'ly prot ect ed. Accordingly, d u r i n g the early p a r t o f 1934 the regular F r at e r n it y , t h r o u g h its at torneys, filed applications f o r the registration a n d legal prot ect ion of cert ai n of its n ames and t he names or titles of its several D e g r ee s o r O r d e r s u nd e r the civil law with the Secr et ary of the C o m m o n w e a l t h o f Pennsyl vani a. M r . Lewis i mmediat el y employed at torneys, filed p ro t es t s in the name of his spurious an d clandestine o r d e r and t he re b y i nst it ut ed the first legal contest f or the d e t er mi na ti o n o f which o r g a n i z a t i o n the authentic o r his spurious f ab ri cat i on has the legal r i g ht to t he use of Rosicrucian names, titles and official t ermi nol ogy.

The Legal Determination of the R ight to Use Rosicrucian Nam es and Titles
T h e contest thus wa g e d by M r . Lewis was long, bi t te r and h a r d fought. H e employed the best o f legal counsel. T h r o u g h his a t torney he pre sent ed all m a n n e r o f claims and used every conceiv-

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able met hod, fair, wise or otherwise, to d e f e a t the just claims o f the authentic F r a t e r n i t y , even go in g to t he extent of m ak i ng or h av in g made a vile, vicious per sonal at tack on its p re s en t Supreme Grand Master. D u r i n g the l ong-drawn-out hea ri ng s o ur a t t o r neys r epeat edl y d e m a n d e d t h a t M r . Lewis a p p e a r personal ly be fore the S ecr et ary f o r exami nati on and pre sent the p r o o f o f his alleged Rosicrucian a u t h o r i t y and right to use such names and titles. E v e r y o pp o r t u n i t y was given him to a p p e a r a nd present his proof , but he came not, ne it he r did he present any p r o o f o f his alleged Rosicrucian a ut h o r i t y o r the ri ght to use such names and titles, f or the very simple re as o n t h a t t h er e is no such p r o o f except his own s t a t em en t u n de r oat h, which the Secret ary evidently re g a r d e d as o f little value. Finally, a f t e r t he contest h ad lasted almost a year, nu merous hearings were held a nd much evidence received, the Secr et ary of the C o mm on w ea lt h , on J a n u a r y 2, 1935, o v er r ul ed all o f M r . Lewi s objections, m a d e in his own beha lf and f o r A. M . O. R. C., and g r a n t e d the applications o f the authentic F r a t e r n i t y f or the registration of the fol lowi ng names, f o r which official receipts lyere issued, v i z . : -A* 'V y .-V , The The The The The The F r a t e r n i t y o f Rosicrucians, O r d e r o f the Rose Cross, Rosicrucian B r o t he rh o od , Rosicrucian O r de r , B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy Cross, T e m p l e of the Rosy Cross and T h e F r a t e r n i t a t i s Rosae Crucis. .4

Was the Spurious A . M . O. R. C. Fabricated in 1909?


M r . Lewis states on his o a t h :
T h a t the Suprem e G ra n d L o d g e o f A . M . O . R . C ., the R osicru cian O r d e r , was actu ally started in the U n ite d States o f A m e ric a in the year 1909 and operated fo r a considerable tim e under the name o f the A n c ie n t and M y s tic O r d e r o f Rosae C ru cis o f N o r th A m e ric a , w h ich orga n iza tion w as con soli dated into the Suprem e G ra n d L o d g e o f A . M . O . N o te date given as time o f in co rp oratio n .* R. C ., the Rosicrucian O r d e r , w h en it w as incorporated hibit B .) in the year 1926. (S e e affidavit, Ex

Is t he for ego in g sworn s t a t e m e n t t r u e ? L e t us ask M r . Lewis. In an article wri tt en by him, T h e I m p e r a t o r , " a nd published in his official m ag az ine, T h e A m erica n Rosae Crucis, Oc tob er , 1917, page 195, he s a y s :
Ita lic : Foun ded, and A p r il 1, are ours. W h e n our O r d e r w as fo u n d e d here in A m e ric a by tw e n ty -tw o men and w o m en o f N e w o f the O r d e r w as seriously discussed." Y o r k , as sembled on A p r il 1. 1915, the question o f the name

T h e last regist er ed n ame is the original an d official n a me us<d by the august F r a t e r n i t y when it was first f o und ed in G e r m a n y in 1614 the one n am e o f which all ot hers are v ar ia t ion s or syno nyms. W e pri nt herewith, a pp end ed hereto, the p ro t e s t o f M r . Lewis as mad e by his at torneys, s u pp o rt ed by his affidavits m a r k e d E x hibits A, B a nd C , t o g e t h e r with t he reply t h e r e t o filed by our attorneys, m a r k e d Exh ib it D , to which the r e a d e r is r e f e r r e d and requested to r e a d carefully t h a t he may follow us as we analyze his affidavits and c o m pa r e his s wo r n st at ement s wi t h o t h e r cont radi c t ory st at ement s previously m ad e by him. 26

Di d he s we a r falsely in Apri l, 1934, or did he wr it e incorrectly in October, 19 17 ? T h e j u d g m e n t ma y be yours. H o w e v e r , it must be t ru e t hat , if he s wore t r u t h fu l l y in 1934, t hen he p re v i ously published several grossly inaccurate and squarel y c o nt ra d ic t ory s tatements. As noted, the fo rego in g was not the only s t a t e m e n t m a d e by M r . Lewis which contradicts his affidavit. T h e r e are m a n y o t h e r s t hat give the lie to his oath. A m o n g the first publications, pro b ab ly ihe first, issued by M r . Lewis a f t e r the o r g a n i z a t i o n o f his wholly spurious body, was a small bookl et un d er the title Ancien t and M y s tical O rd e r Rosae Crucis. By H . Spencer Lewis, Official Publica tion N u m b e r T w o , A . M . O. R . C., c o py ri gh te d 1915 a n d issued by the Publication Commi tt ee, A me r ic a n Sup reme Council; t h e r e fore, official in so f a r as the A. M . O. R. C. is concerned. In this official publication M r . Lewis says, p age 10:
T h e papers p erm itted public negotiations to be
* In a c e r tifie d copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the Supreme G r a n d L odg e of A . M . O. R. C. the date is given as October 19, 1928.

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Ita lic s ours. T i m e m ade in the U n ite d States on ly a fte r January 1,

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specific; 1915, not 1909. B o rn , N O T


reinstituted.

1915; f o r the year 1915 was the one designed centurles b e fo re as the p rop er tim e f o r the O r d e r to be born in A m e ric a . . . . W it h the necessary papers and assistance from the S u p rem e C o u n c il o f F ran ce, the O r d e r w as established in A m e ric a in F e b ru a ry , 1915, and a Suprem e A m e ric a n C ou n cil appointed A p r il 1, 1915.

F ebruary, 1915, n ot 1909.

Surely the dat es s t at ed by him in 1915 in his own official publica tion are specific enough, a n d the n at ur a l p re su mpt i on and only con clusion is t h at the d at es then an d t here s t at ed are true and correct, because publication was m a d e directly a f t e r the act was committed. It is, t her ef or e, merel y a question of which is the f a ls e h o o d : t h a t m ad e in 1915 by him in his official publication o r his s tat emen t u n d er oat h in 1934. I f the for ego in g w e r e the only st at ement s relative to the date, it might raise a slight p r e s um pt i o n t ha t an e r r o r h a d occurred, but he has made so m a n y s t a t em en t s t o the same effect t h a t it is not possible to excuse him on the g ro un d of a mistake. W e next refetf to his s ta te me nt in T lic Am erican Rosae Crucis, F e b r u a r y issue., 1916, page 18:
In 1909 not even fu lly prepared. N o te spelling. N o t Rosicrucian. . . . in 1909 our M a s te r jou rn eyed to France to com plete his preparation fo r the and E n g la n d

W e ar e not h er e and now p r im ar il y concerned wi th the absolute falsity o f these st at ement s, n o r with the fact t h a t no such aut ho ri ty , degrees, jewels or p a p e rs we r e eve r issued o r de li ve r ed to M r . Lewis by the R. C. in F rance, but with completely r e f u t i n g his l ate sworn claims t h a t the A. M . O. R. C. was est abl ished in 1909. Strange, unaccountably s trange, t h a t he sho ul d n ow ( 1 9 3 4 ) state u nd er solemn oat h t h a t the A. M . O. R. C. was o r g a n i z e d in 1909, whereas, accordi ng to his own s t at emen ts m ad e in his own official m ag az ine, he was n ot even p r e p a r e d for such w o r k in 1 9 0 9 , and six m o r e v e a r s we re r equir ed f o r his p r e p a r a t i o n b e f o r e he was p er m i t t e d t o s t a r t his A m er i c a n mons tros ity. If his s t a t e ments as t o a ut ho ri t y w e r e actually t r u e which is not the case then it was n ot until 1914 t h a t he received p ap er s, etc., giving him permission to proceed in 1915 wi t h the w o r k o f o rg a ni z a t i o n . W e again r e f e r to the s ame publication, T h e Am erican Rosae Crucis, M a y issue, 1916, page 29, u n d e r the h ea di ng o f Ans wers by the I m p e r a t o r , " w h e r e we find the fol lowi ng s t a t e m e n t :
P ara gra p h o rig in a te ? Rosaecrucian, not Rosicrucian. they e ver N o . 5. W h a t o f all these terms W h e r e did thrv student, P ro b a tio n e r, D is c ip le ?

t hey d o not occur an yw h ere in the Se heard in the R osaecrucian Tem ples o f They

cret M an d am u ses o f the A . M . O . R . C ., nor are E gy p t, Fran ce, Spain, T h ib e t o r A u s tra lia .

Rosnecrucian w o rk w h ich alw ays seemed to be his g oa l and he was given several honors and titles by the French O r d e r .* R . C . O r d e r and one by the E nglish 1915, not 1909 B y agreem ent w ith the Suprem e C ou n cil

could have no place in the w o rk o f R osaecrucianism . A s to the w a r w e ll, o u r w o r k considers the w a r as the great crucible. that 1 w as g ive n It w as in an ticipation o f this 1909 to proceed instructions in

in F ran ce and E gypt, the perm ission lon g sought by scientists and earnest philosophical students -was^ g iven unto our M a s te r to establish the R . C . O r d e r A g a in 1915, n ot 1909. in A m e ric a in the year 1915. S ix years o f preparation and study w ere necessary, and in the m onth o f D ecem b er, 1914, the C ou n cil in F ran ce delivered to him, through m any sources and m any persons, v a ri ous articles, papers and je w e ls w ith w h ich to estab lish the O r d e r w h ich is n o w g r o w in g so rap idly here under the d irect supervision and ru lin g o f our M a s te r .
S p e c i a l attention is here c a l le d to the fac t that A l e i s t e r C r o w l e y started his a c t i v i ties in E n g l a n d in this y e a r . In 1912 M r . C r o w l e y started the O. O T . (O rder O ri Tem ple ental T e m p l a r s ) , and M r . L e w i s c l a i m s h o n o r a r y ce rtifica te f r o m O r i e n t is , or O r d e r O r i e n t a l T e m p l a r s . the O d r o

w ith the O r d e r in the U . S. in 1915. . . .

W e make f u r t h e r reference t o T h e Am erican Rosae Cnicis, July issue, 1916, pa ge 11, f o r f u r t h e r i n fo r m a t i o n r e g a r d i n g his s tr an ge instructions and his expl anat ion o f why he did not o r g a n i z e his spurious o r d e r until 1915:
B u t my 1914-15, n o t 1909. Announcem ent not to be made until 1914-15. instructions in w e ird , sym bolical lan guage required c a refu l translation also stated that d u rin g the w in te r o f 15th o f 1914 and 1914-15, betw een D ecem b er E aster o f 1915, I should make

such p relim in a ry announcem ent as w o u ld enable me to have m y A m e ric a n Suprem e C ou n cil selected by A p r il 1st and m y officers installed by not later than M a y o f 1915. T h e s e instructions I had read m am 1912. D u r in g 1913 times d u rin g 1910, 1911 and

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I w as d evoted to the preparation o f the necessary C h a rte r prepared by h im s elf first papers, by the large, illu m inated charter to be signed by the select C ouncilors, and the first 'B la ck B o o k ,' w h ich I had to design, le tte r and bind myself, not being perm itted to have any m atter pass fro m m y hands b efore the O r d e r was established.

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T h is tim e 1 sim ply

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placed a sm all notice in the Personal C o lu m n o f the N e w Y o r k Sunday H e ra ld . It said that the w r ite r w o u ld he pleased to' hear fro m ladies and gen tlem en interested in the w o rk o f the O r d e r R . C. In 1914 not even the beginning o f an organization. Italics ours. M y next step w as to plan a m eetin g o f a fe w f o r o rg a n iz a tio n purposes. A s I was p rep a rin g the H e saw notices fo r the m eetin g, there cam e into my office a man whose art not trade was p rin tin g. one o f the notices, im m ed iately explain ed his lon g search fo r the O r d e r in, this coun try and his many years o f study and preparation fo r it. P a g e 12. Prelim inary m eetin g February, 1915. Can be no mistake in date. Tak en fro m record. T h e p re lim in a ry m eetin g w as held on F eb ru ary 8th in my office, at 8.30 P . M . I find in m y record > the fo llo w in g en try reg a rd in g that m e e tin g : M e e t ing w as called to ord er at 8.32 at 80 F ift h A v e n u e . T h e r e w e re 9 present. tarius. exhibits, The m oon w as in S a g it A d jo u rn e d at 9 .4 0 . in clu d in g the charter and B la ck B oo k .

and signed

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his o w n selected C ou n eilo rs. T h e r e fore, self-constituted.

T h e r e a d e r should note a n d keep in mind t h a t d u ri n g 1913 M r . Lewis was devot ed to the p r e p a r a t i o n o f the necessary first p a p e r s , by the large illuminated c h a r t e r to be signed by the (hi s) selected Counci lors a n d the first Black Book , also t hat, in 1913, n ot hi ng was p e r m i t t e d to pass f r o m his h an d s B E F O R E ihe order zvas established. W e will l at er comment on the il lumi nat ed c ha r t e r and Black B o o k . F o r the pre sent let us proceed with his story of A. M . O. R. C. :
A self-m ade G ran d M a s te r ( ? ) w h o could not understand his ( o w n ) instructions ( ? ) Thus proached, it w as that as D ecem b er 1914 of the of 1913 ap year the figures com in g

seemed to stand forth b old ly in m y consciousness, and m y instructions 1 m isinterpreted as b ein g : be tw een D ecem b er 15rh and E aster o f 1913-14, in stead o f 1914-15.

A paper and some insignia and oth er interesting was subm itted to those present, and a fte r a b rie f description o f the aims and purposes o f the O r d e r the nine m en and w o m e n w e re m ade a C om m itte e A self-created C ou n cil. to org a n ize a Suprem e C ou n cil fo r A m e ric a . F u rth e r o rg a n iza tion m eetings w ere held at the H o te l E m p ire on M a r c h 23rd, presided o v e r by a D r . J u lia Seton, and at our tem porary 68 W . 71st Street. lib ra ry at F in ally, on A p r il 1st, a T h u r s

Impossible to organ ize before 1915.

A p relim in ary m eetin g was held d u rin g the w in ter o f 1913-14, and I was surprised to find no en thusiasm and little interest. antipathy. I w en d ed T h o s e w h om I con sidered interested displayed no interest, but rather I recall w e ll the v e ry rainy n igh t when my w ay home fro m a la d y s home on

M a d is o n A ven u e, near 34th Street, w ith m y papers, ch arter and ' B lack B o o k under m y arm , dejected and p u zzled . O f the tw e lv e w h o had assembled C on stitu ted th e m selves, an a ll-illu m i nating phrase. (o u t o f tw e n ty in v ite d ), not even one signed the p relim in ary organ iza tion papers. Pages 11-12.

day, at 8.30 P . M . , about th irty o f the m ost active w o rk ers m et at the proposed L o d g e R oo m s on Se\ enth A v e n u e , and there, w ith due form , co n stitu te d themselves the S u p re m e C o u n c il, signed an illu m i nated ch arter d e cla rin g the a u th o r ita tiv e , p ro p e r and le ga l establishm ent o f the A . M . O . R . C . in A m e r ica and ap p oin tin g the national execu tive officers under sign and seal. P ages 12-13.

Al tho ug h we a r e here p ri m a ri l y concerned with the d at e on which M r . Lewis s t ar t e d the A. M . O. R. C., nevertheless, it is well to note the fact t h a t h er e we do not see a Rosicrucian initiate with a c h a r t e r o f a ut h or it y f r o m an established, aut hent ic o r d e r in France, G e rm an y , Eg yp t , Belgium o r elsewhere, but a selfa ppoi nt ed p r o m o t e r wi t h c h a r t e r and the Black B o o k o f the black magicians, a la Crowley, p r e p a r e d by himself, to be signed by those he hoped woul d join him in his spurious o rga n iz a ti o n. W e continue f r om the s ame article:
N o te date. O n or about D ecem b er 20th o f 1914 1 m ade my

W e shall h a ve m o r e to say on this subject. F o r the present , will the r e a de r kindly note and r e m e m b e r t h a t A. M . O. R. C., with its plagiarized name, was o r g a n i z e d on A p ri l I, 1915, by a bou t t hi rt y of the most active workers, n ot yet initiated, constituting t h e m selves the Supreme Council (a r a t h e r l arge council), by signing an illuminated c h a r t e r illuminated by M r . L ew is ; by ap po i nt i ng offi cers, u n de r sign a nd seal, and by declaring t he authoritative,

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p ro p e r and legal e st abl is hment o f the A. M . O. R. C. N o doubt you ar e impressed wi th this remarkable council, t he like a nd equal

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o f which is not to be fo un d elsewhere in all Rosicrucian lore, f a n tastic, iietitious or real. T h e r e a de r will also please keep in mind t h a t the G r a n d M a s t e r G e n e r a l -to-be, the I m p e r a t o r , was not selected by a S upreme G r a n d M a s t e r an d o rda ine d by the Supreme G r a n d L o d g e o f Rosicrucians in F rance, G e rm an y , E gy pt , E n g land, Belgium or elsewhere,* b ut :
E lected . N o t co n fe rrin g o f authority. That the present G ran d M a s te r G e n e ra l and unanim ously ap-

A M a y 13, 1915, not 1909. W hat

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sacred, m ystic day M a y

13, 1915!

L o n g w ill it

be rem em bered and honored by those w h o even n ow rem ain enth ralled by the splendor and significance o f the con vo ca tion . L e w is H is to n A m e rica n of O rd er Rosae C ru cis , July issue, 1916, page 14.

Im p e ra to r was then elected and led to that m eetin g. m om en t a m om ent

pointed w as a natural sequence o f the events which But it w ill alw ays be a proud to rem em ber w ith jo y and

sacredness w h en the tw en ty-five C ouncilors, after weeks o f deliberation, investigation and sincere ap preciation jo ic in g ly stalled o f its im port, arose as a body and signed fourteen the A m e ric a n national ch arter in w hich th eir officers re in v ery

responsible positions. . . .

P a g e 14.

I l c r e we h av e no c o n f e r r i n g of aut hori t y by the highest official of an a u t ho ri z ed and l egitimate body, as requir ed by the tenets and l an dm ar k s o f the august F r a te r ni ty , but a m ee ti n g o f men and women not yet even members o f the F ra te rn ity , who constitute themselves as Councilors, an d t hen proceed to elect a G r a n d M a s ter General and I m p e r a t o r , s om et hi ng u nh ea r d o f in the annals of the G r a n d F r at e r n i t y . A n d t h a t is how this spuri ous A. M . C). R. C. was born. O t h e r p r o o f f or the above st at ement s follows:
Rosaecrucian. 1915, not 1909. F irs t convocation. Italics ours. Just initiated. N eith e r officers nor C ouncil had been initiated prior to elec tion. T h e y elected themselves first and On T h u rs d a y the true Rosaecrucian day th rough out the w o r ld M a y 13, 1915, the first true Rosaecrucian convocation o f the O r d e r was held in the tem ple am id b eau tifu l and inspiring conditions, and a ll the appointed n a tion a l officers, the C o u n cilo rs and a fe w others w ere d u ly in itia te d in to the O rd e r, crossed the threshold and w ere raised to the dignity o f K nights, Sorores, B rothers and Sisters o f the O r d e r Rosae C rucis in accordance w ith the true ancient rites and cerem onies.

* T h i s w a s con firmed d u r i n g the h e a r i n g s on the L e w i s protests held in H a r r i s b u r g . Ou r attorneys mad e de m an d that L e w i s h im se lf ap pe ar , that he m i g h t be questioned and that his attorne ys prod uce his f o r e i g n authorityLew is w e r e the documents f o r t h c o m in g these sim pl y do not exist. never a p p e ar e d , nor

H e r e , in the f o r e g o i n g quot at ions , we have an official h is tori cal account by Air. Lewis of the o r g a n i z a t i o n of A. M . O. R. C., or shall we say his confession of t he m a n n e r a n d m e t h o d by which he f abr icat ed his dubious an d entirely spurious Rosaecruci an O r d e r ? W e say confession advisedly, l o r such it is to all w h o really know Rosicrucian history, practices, law, l a n d m a r k s an d t he m a n ner in which Rosicrucian a u t h o r i t y is g r a n te d , G r a n d L o d g e s in stalled, G r a n d M a s t e r s a ppo in ted a n d Councils instituted. T o a Rosicrucian it is a silly farce, yet a diabolical t r a g e d y , because by methods as questionable as those he e mpl oy ed to o r g a n i z e this fake enterprise lie has deceived and misled t h ou s a n d s o f ea rnes t b ut uni nformed men and women into believing t h a t they could become Rosicrucians by simply joi ning his o r g a n iz a ti o n, falsely a n d a rtf ull y represented to be Rosicrucian. F o r the benefit o f the u n i n f o r m e d yet ea rn es t s ee ker f o r Rosi crucian wisdom we shall t ake the pains to analyze the o rg a n i z a t i o n of A. M . O. R. C., as described by M r . Lewis, and show why it is a miserable coun ter fei t and g l a r i n g fake by c o m p a r i n g it with the real O r d e r and genuine F r a t e r n i t y . All his foolish gibber and p r a t t l e abou t the my st eri ous receipt through many sources an d many per sons o f var io us articles, papers, jewels, t ri nke ts and what- nots, an d instructions in we ir d symboli cal language with which to establish t he O r d e r in Amer ic a, is just so much bal lyhoo a n d c la p t r a p i n te nd ed f o r the susceptible and gullible and, o f course, to mi slead the uni nformed. Aside f r o m a w a r r a n t of a ut h o r i t y f r om t he au th en ti c o r d e r issued t o a duly qualified and o r d a i n e d G r a n d M a s t e r , no knickknacks, jewels, physical p ro p e r t i e s o r o t h e r articles are n e c e ssa ry to institute and establish a Rosicrucian O r d e r o r T e m p l e . If an authentic w a r r a n t o f a u t h o r i t y h ad been issued to M r . Lewis which was not t he case it woul d not h av e been wri tt en in weird,

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symbolical language, an d he woul d not have m ad e the terr ibl e mis t ake o f s t ar ti ng in the wi nt er of 1913-14, instead o f t he s pri ng of 1915. F u r t h e r m o r e , he would not have found it necessary to re read his instruction m any times duri ng the years o f 1910-11 and 1912, n or to d evot e the y ea r o f 1913 to the preparation o f the necessary first papers. H e wou ld have possessed an authentic war rant of authority, a nd t h er e woul d have been no necessity f o r his p r e p a r i n g fake document s and count erfei t chart ers. H o w e v e r , assuming f o r the p urpose o f a r g u m e n t and clarity of s t at em en t but not as a m a t t e r o f fact t h a t an aut hent ic Rosi crucian G r a n d Body o r G r a n d M a s t e r had issued to M r . Lewis a genuine w a r r a n t o f a ut h o r i t y to institute and establish the O r d e r in Amer ic a in 1915, he could not have legally done so or exercised such authority, because at t h a t time an authentic S upreme G r a n d L o d g e of the Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , O r d e r and F r at e r n i t y , h a v ing exclusive jurisdiction ov er all o f N o r t h Amer ic a, was in exist ence and h ad been active f o r al mos t sixty years p r i o r t heret o, using all Rosicrucian names a nd titles. M r . Lewis admits, as we shall see later, t h a t the p r i o r use o f such names and titles would have precluded his legal use t here of. In the re gul ar and aut hent ic O r d e r men and wo me n are not made Rosicrucians and initiated into t he O r d e r in a single day by rites and ceremonies; they do not cross the t hr esh ol d an d are not raised to the dignity of B r o t h e r s and Sisters of the O r d e r Rosae Crucis. Its neophytes become Rosicrucians t h ro u g h t h ei r own efforts by faithfully following the instructions, living the life and doing the work, thus achieving certain progressive degr ees o f inner d eve lop ment. As the g r e a t wo r k progr es ses and the inner and hi gh er fac ulties are d eveloped the neophyt es become, are n ot mad e, initiates o f the O r d e r or D e g r e e which cor res ponds to t hei r stage o f devel opment . H e n c e it will be a p p a r e n t to any t h o u gh t f ul per sons wh o will take the pains to m a k e even a slight investigation o f the t rut h of the mat t er , t ha t M r . L e w is description of the initiation of h i m self, the a ppoi nt ed n at io nal officers, the Councilors and a few ot hers into the O r d e r on M a y 13, 1915, is a confession which re veals t h a t his A. M . O. R. C. is a simon-pure fake, a crude f a b r i cation and foul c ount er fei t easily det ect ed by those who d a r e to think or care to investigate. In the re g ul ar O r d e r the a ut h o r i t y o f a G r a n d M a s t e r is alwravs
conferred by a duly constituted G r a n d M a s t e r only upon an initiate

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of the O r d e r w h o has achieved the inner dev elop me nt, w h o h as earned t he ri ght to be a G r a n d M a s t e r by h a v i n g accomplished the great work, and who is able to instruct, assist a n d guide the neo phytes al on g the path an d across t he t hr es ho ld . T h e G r a n d M a s ter appoi nt s the Councils o f T h r e e , Seven and N i n e the only Councils known in genuine Rosicrucianism. T h e r e f o r e , the o r ganization o f A. M . O. R. C. in 1915 by twenty-five o r t hi rt y uninitiated m emb er s, * including M r . Lewis, who simply const it uted themselves the Supreme Council, w h o signed an illuminated charter ( M r . Lewis illuminated it when he m ad e it in 1913, a lt h ou gh it does not a p p e a r h o w he accomplished the illumi nat ion a m er e trifle, so let it p a s s ) , who declared j us t simply declared the a u thoritative, p r o p e r a n d legal es tabl is hment o f the A. M . O . R. C. in America (t he source of the a u t h o r i t y is not a l t o g e t h e r clear, but that is a n o t h e r m er e trifle; dec ree ing it so m ad e it s o ) , and a p pointed or elected t he n at ional executive officers u nd e r sign a n d s e a 1 (wh a te ve r t h a t is), including the pr e se nt G r a n d M a s t e r Ge neral and I m p e r a t o r ( M r . L e w i s ) , is a p ro ceedi ng so for ei gn to the r e gu lar p roc edure o f the genuine O r d e r , so ut terl y un-Rosicrucian, ir regular a nd ridiculous, t h a t it is crystal clear a n d self-evident be yond all d o ub t t h a t A. M . O. R. C. is spurious and clandestine and t hat its pseud o- ma st er and c r e a t o r is the B ar on M u n c h a u s e n of the Occult. T h e aut hent ic F r a t e r n i t y is a s piritual entity o f the hi ghest o r der; it deals only with the p u re whi te magic o f the G r e a t W h i t e B rot herhood. T o the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y a n d its m e m b e r s an d a d herents the Black B o o k is unknown and entirely useless. In truth and in fact, no true, real Rosicrucian ever signed the Black Book or ever will. Did we n o t say t h a t when M r . Lewis wr o t e his first hi s tor y o f A. M . O. R. C. t h a t he also w r ot e his confession, placing on it the badge of s h ame the m a r k o f C ai n t h a t reveal ed its real p ur po se and spurious n a t u r e ? So, also, when he designed, l e t te re d and bound the first Black B o o k a n d a d o p t e d f or its sign t he i nverted V triangle,* he placed upon hi msel f the marks, the symbols a n d
* T h e initi ati on o f ihe members, counri] and officers, i n c l u d i n g M r . L e w i s , did not take place until M a y 13, 191S, a nd not until a f t e r the co uncil ha d co nstituted it self and the officers h a d been elected. See L e w i s account o f the first c o n vo c at io n . * T h os e w h o kn o w and unde rst an d the true a n d fu l l sign if ic a nc e o f Bl ack B o o k s" and inv erted t r ia n g l e s w i l l mak e no mistake. 35 L e t the u n i n f o r m e d the trusting, sin

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t he unmi stakabl e si gn at ures o f the black a r t symbols a n d tokens fully u n d er s to o d and utterly despised by all t ru e Rosicrucians and t rue followers o f the occult. T h e black a r t is empl oyed only by pseudo, self-constituted m as t er s of spurious bodies a n d fake occult enterprises. x T a k e no th in g f o r g r a n te d , p rov e all things, t h e n you shall k no w the t rut h t h a t will set you free and p rot ect you f r o m the alluring, bewitching, enchant ing and mysteriously e n t re a t i ng ad ve rt i se ment s o f the black magicians constantly present ed to you wi t h t hei r p r o m ises of health, wealth, happi ness and power.

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Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis the ori gi nal n am e .of t he aut hent ic

Mr. L eivis A dm its O u r Case Effectively Puts A . M . 0 . R . C. Out of Court


A t te nt i on is par ti cu la rl y di rect ed to the fol lowi ng s ta te me nt of M r . Lewi s; it is very i nt erest ing and will become m o r e so when r e a d with o t h er s ta te me nt s m a d e by him, which we shall quote :
T h e r e are but tw o term s: T h e R o s ic r u c i a n s or T h e R o s y That the term s R osicru cian B ro th erh oo d , R osicrucian O r d e r and T h e B roth erh ood o f the

Rosicrucian O r d e r , T e m p l e , B r o t h e r h o o d and F r at e r n i t y , so oft en r eferr ed to in Rosicrucian l i te r at u re and by Rosicrucians as the August F r a t e r n i t y o r the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y . T h a t t he use o f any o f such names, titles o r t e r ms o r ot any descriptive wo r d s by a clan destine o rg a n i z a t i o n t h a t deceive o r t h a t may tend to mislead any person into the belief t h a t such o r g a n iz a t i on is an aut hent ic o r genuine Rosicrucian body is w r o n g f u l and unl awful. W e ar e pleased to have M r . Lewis make this concession and admission. P erhaps he will discontinue the use o f all Rosicrucian names, titles and terminology. A n d then, p e r h a p s he will n ot cert ai nl y he should do so. Indeed, no o t h e r person woul d have t he effrontery or the un mi ti gat ed gall to continue to use names, titles o r t e rm s af ter h avi ng m a d e such an admission, especially when viewed in the light o f the p r o o f o f p r i o r use by t he au th en ti c O r d e r submi tt ed in the he a ri n g b ef ore the Secretary, in which it was found t h a t the right to the use o f such names belongs exclusively to t h e authentic O r d e r and not to the clandestine A. M . O. R. C.

R osy C ross are all sim ilar names and term s that describe the Rosicrucian O r d e r : The term Brotherhood o f the R osy C ross is te rm . (L e w is affi m erely the explanation o f the L a tin and is the E n g lish equ ivalent o f the L a tin d avit, E x h ib it B .)

C ro ss . A l l oth er term s
are m erely variations.

The Spurious A . M . O. R. C. N o w Lays Claims to Genuine Names of the A uthentic Order. The Claim Is Proven to Be IVithout M erit
On April 14, 1934, 11. Spencer Lewis, being first duly sworn, deposes a nd s a y s :
T h a t the name T e m p le o f the R osy C ross is a name lo n g connected w ith Rosicrucian history, d at in g back to ancient tim es; that the term has been used by the Suprem e G r a n d L o d g e o f A . M . O. R . C ., the R osicru cian O r d e r and the org a n iza tio n that im m ed iately preceded it in N o r th A m e ric a , the A n cie n t and M y s tic a l O rd er Rosae C ru cis, affid avit, con tinuously in N o r t h P en n sylvan ia since A m e ric a 1909. and in the State (L e w is

Exactly so! In m a k i n g t h a t s tat emen t in his own b e h a l f and for his own purpose, in the name o f A. M . O. R. C., M r . Lewis uses a double-edged s wo rd which in its b a c k wa rd lash cuts his feet f r om under him and completely concedes the position, long mai nt ai ned by us, which is the f u n d a m e n t a l basis an d solid f o u nd a ti o n o f o u r right to use all va r ia t io ns a n d synonyms of the original name of the G r a n d F r a te r ni ty . W e now maintain a n d have long contended t h a t the names, titles o r t er ms O r de r , B r o t h e r h o o d o r F r a t e r n i t y of the Rosicrucian, of the Rose Cross 01* o f the Rosy Cross, or o f the t e r m s r e a r r a n g e d o r reversed, and the descriptive t erms Rosicrucians," Rose Cros s, " Gol den a n d Rosy C r o s s " and Rosy C r o s s are v a r i a tions, transl at ions and synonyms of o r descriptive o f the n ame
cere seekers o f reason. truth b e w a r e . Investigate. Try. Test all cla im s b y the rule o f

of
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hibit C.) T h a t since the year 1909, in A m e ric a , the o r gan ization , o f wffiich affiant is the head, has con tinuously and rep eated ly in all its volu m inou s lit erature, w r itin g s and teachings used the names and term s of R osicru cian B ro th erh oo d , Rosicrucian O r d e r and T h e B rotherhood o f the R osy C ro ss . (L e w i s affidavit, E x h ib it B .)

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Ag a in we ask, ar e the f a d s true as stated by M r . Lewis in the f o r e go ing quot at ions f r om his sworn s t at e m e nt s ? Aga in we will ask M r . Lewis and let him answer, by quoting his own previously published s tatements, m a d e an d published by hi m at, n ea r and f o r some time a f t e r he o r g a n i z e d A. M . O. R. C. (in 1 9 1 5 ) , f r o m which it will clearly a p p e a r t h a t in the years 1915-16 and 1917 and for some time t h e r e a f t e r his o rg a ni z a t i o n did not use the n ames or t erms T e m p l e of the Rosy C ro s s, Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , Rosicrucian O r d e r o r 'I'he B r o t h e r h o o d o f t he Rosy C r os s . F u r t h e r m o r e , it will conclusively a p p e a r t h e r e f r o m t h a t his o r gani zat ion not only did n ot use said names and terms, but, also, t h a t he was extremely caref ul not to use them. O n the o t h e r hand, he used w h a t he claimed to be a r es tr ic ted n am e or t erm, which he laboriously a n d pai nst aki ngl y u n d e r t o o k to explain was not used by the authentic Rosicrucian or ga n iz a ti o n in Amer ica. T h e positive p r o o f t h a t A. M . O. R. C. has not used said names o r terms continuously since 1909 will a p p e a r f r om the following quotations f r o m M r . L e w i s own published s tat ement s. W e trust t h a t the r e a d e r will keep this in mind and not lose sight of it as he becomes interested in o t h e r mat er ia l comment which we shall make with reference to o t h e r m a t er ia l and interesting feat ures o f the quo tations. P r i o r to and at the time o f the fabrication and o rg a n i z a t i o n o f his clandestine body, M r . Lewis knew and was well i n f o r m e d o f the ex istence and activities in Amer ica o f the authentic Rosicrucian o r ga n i zation. T h i s is clearly shown by his own published s t a t em en t s quot ed below. It is also i nteresting to note his labo re d a t t e m p t to reason himself into a secure position, to satisfy his conscience, o r ra th er, perhaps, to justify h ims el f in the eyes of his followers and those whom he hoped woul d join his o r g a n iz a ti o n in selecting o r plagi arizi ng a name for it t h a t would give it the a pp e a r a n c e of au t he n ticity and lead to t he belief t h a t it was and is a genuine Rosicrucian O r d e r , a nd at the same time not involve him or mak e him legally accountable for his w r ong do in g. H e begins his hair-splitting a r g u m e n t and shows his t r ans cend en tal ability to employ technicalities to m ak e distinctions whe re no difference exists in his introduction to the first volume o f The American Rosae C rucis , which he published in N e w Y o r k City in J an u ar y, 1916, f r om which we quote the following:
The w o rd R osaecrucian is gram m atically

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It is used in tlfe

w ro n g , being A n g lic iz e d L a tin . E n glish the A d m its k n o w led g e o f other Rosicrucians. Italics ours.

language as a com m on ad je c tiv e, and wje that we retain the o rig in a l L a tin

will use it as such, to avoid m isunderstanding, w ith exception dip hth ong a f instead o f the 4 i (R o s ic r u c ia n ), as A m e ric a n

used by some o f o u r co n te m p o ra ries /

Rosae C ru cis , V o l. 1, page 1, January number, 1916.

T h e r e is no d ou bt t h a t his r eference above to the use o f the g e n erally descriptive t er m Ros ic ru ci an, as used by some o f o u r con t e m po ra r i es , was a reference to the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n , the authentic O r d e r in Amer ic a. A t least it aptly applies because the authentic o r d e r then, p r i o r t h e r e t o and ever since has continuously used the descriptive t e r m Rosicrucian in its man y v a r ia t io n s and general descriptive application. I ' h e business o f fabri cat i ng an d launching a spuri ous and clan destine o r g a n i z a t i o n is not wi t ho ut its difficulties, n o r free f r o m doubt, so we find the ps eud o- ma st er o f A. M . O. R. C. qui et ing his fears and lulling his do ub t to sleep as follows:
A s id e fro m the M a son ic R osaecrucian Societies O th er bodies k now n to him. H e r e he condemns tem ples and B roth erh ood s, w h ich he later claim s. in A m e ric a , ism. there are a num ber o f o th e r bodies under the w h ich g lo r y in the reflected lig h t o f R osdrcrucianT h e s e neo-Rosaecrucian societies, names o f tem ples, centers and B roth erh o od s , have naught to do w ith the genuine doctrines, principles, philosophies o r
w ork

o f the A . M . O . R . C ., and

their m em bers o r students, as w e ll as th eir M asters, D ic ta to rs or teachers, are un initiated into the truths of real Rosaecrucianism . . . V o l. 1, page 4, The January A m e rica n number, Rosae 1916. C ru cis ,

An d how does he do it? T o M r . Lewi s it is very simple ex tremely easy! H e simply brushes aside the aut hent ic O r d e r o p e r ating u n d e r the names o f Tem ples , Cent ers and B ro th e rh o o d s "1 and declares simply declares his spurious O r d e r to be genui ne and t h a t is t hat.
Italics ours. C a re fu lly note this, then refe r to w o rd in g o f sworn protest and note recent claims. T h e real name o f the genuine body is the A n cient and M y s tic a l O r d e r o f Rosae C rucis ( o r Rose Cross, R osy C r o s s ). N o n e but a genuine, le g it i mate L o d g e o f the O r d e r can use the term Rosr/ecrucian O rd e r, Rosaecrucian L o d g e or the com plete name .as given a b o v e ; and it is on ly fa ir to state that

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none o f the unauthorized bodies referred to above O n ly used restricted terms. have ever p u b licly used these re s tricte d term s or the genuine sym bols. The A m e ric a n Rosae C ru cis , V o l. I, page 5, January number, 1916.

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N o w to make s ure absolutely sure t h a t A. M . O. R. C. did not continuously use t he names o r t e rm s T e m p l e o f the Rosy C ro s s, Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , Rosicrucian O r d e r o r T h e B r o t h e r h o o d of the Rosy C r o s s since 1909 o r even in 1915, we t urn to the A p r i l number, 1916, o f T h e Am erican Rosae Crucis , on page 14, w h e r e we find t h a t :
. . . the true O r d e r the o rig in a l and perfect Rosaecrucian O r d e r is know n bv only one nam e 'f l i c A n cie n t and M y s tic a l O r d e r Rosae C ru cis.

L e w is organ ization has one specific name.

T h a t s t at em en t is clear, unequivocal and positive. H e leaves no doubt t h a t his o r ga n iz a t i on , which he claims and alleges to be the t rue O r d e r t he original an d perfect Rosaecrucian O r d e r is to be known by only one name. T h a t should settle the m a t t e r . A t least it does conclusively settle M r . Lewi s s worn s ta te me nt as to the use o f the several n ames above en um er a te d continuously since 1909 and relieves it o f all p r o b a t i v e force. But the m a t t e r wa s not settled. P l a g ia ri zi n g the name o r names o f an honorable, established and active F r a t e r n i t y is so unethical and such a flagrant w r o n g t h a t it is never settled until it is settled right and full retr ibut ion is made. Such is t he civil law, such is the moral law' and such is the absolute law fr om which no guilty man may escape. It is like B a n q u o s gh os t it will not down. So we find the m a t t e r comi ng up again in Octob,ei% 1917. E v i d e n t l y his right to use the name o r t e r m Rosae Cruci s h ad been seriously questioned, and wre find him wr it i ng at length on the subject in his official magazi ne, Am erican Rosae Crucis , explaining still a t t empt ing t o e x p l a i n ; a t t e m p t i n g to just ify t h a t which he can never explain o r justify. - . L e t us follow his f rant ic efforts:
F ound ed , not established. N o te date c arefu lly . N a m e n ot even certa in . W h e n our O r d e r was fo u n d e d here in A m e ric a by tw e n ty -tw o men and w om en o f N e w Y o r k , assemblcd on A p r il 1, 1915, the question o f the name o f the O r d e r w as seriously discussed. T h e A m e r ican Rosae C ru cis , O ctob er, 1917, page 195.

been an aut hent ic Rosicrucian o rg a n i z a t i o n o r f o u n d a t i o n duly au-'' t ho ri ze d and one t h a t could have been ri ght ful ly an d lawfully, f o und ed in Am er ic a in 1915, it wrould n ot need t we nt y-t wo men a n d women to n ame it or to seriously consider its name. It would have been n a m e d because the name Rosae Crucis ( R o s e C r o s s ) is in her ent to a nd i nseparabl e f r o m all genuine an d aut hen ti c Rosicrucian bodies just as the child bears the family name of its p a r e n t s or the wife takes the n ame o f her husband. But, o f course, like a b a s t a r d o f i r r e g u l a r b i rt h, M r . Lewis' f a b ricated spurious o rga ni zat i on , b orn o f his own cr af ty schemi ng and his designing mind, did need a name, an d the p l a g i a r i z i n g o r t he deliberate wr ongf ul taking o f the h on o r a b l e name o f the august F r a t e r n i t y was a m a t t e r f o r serious consideration. Fact s and the tell-tale circumstances s u rr o u n d i n g and ac com panying t he m do not lie; they alwrays reveal the t r u t h to co nf oun d those who a t t e m p t to use t hem to deceive and w r o n g ot hers. F a l s e hood always reveals itself. So her e in M r . L e w i s a t t e m p t e d ex planation we find his confession his pat ent , revealing, u n mi s ta k able confession o f o r g a n iz i n g a spurious O r d e r and p l a g i a r i z i n g its name. Let us fol low his confessi on:
T H E N ot its inherent name, but the name he intended to use. Italics ours. N AM E W E IN T E N D E D TO USE

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form ed the essential part o f the nam e ic e in ten d ed I'he fu ll title, A n c ie n t and M y s tic a l O r d e r Rosae C rucis, w as p ra ctica lly im perative, though I distinctly stated that, should wre choose, it w as p er missible to use any veiled name or term w h ich m igh t seem advisable. . . . T h e A m e rica n cis, O c tob e r, 1917, page 195. R osae C r u

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H e r e wc h ave a b i r d s-eye view o f the fabri cat i on o f the n ame for the likewise f ab ri cat ed spurious A. M . O. R. C. Since M r . Lewis h ad founded and launched a spurious a n d clandestine R o si crucian O r d e r , naturally the name he intended to use m u s t contain the phras e Rosae C r u c i s : It was essential to give t he quest ion able u n d er t a k i n g the deceptive a pp e ar a nc e of being Rosicrucian. M r . Lewis, wh o was well ver sed in the k n o wn a nd published history and fabulous and al luri ng tales, both true and d oubt ful , told of the F r a t e r n i t a t i s Ros ae Crucis O r d e r o f t he Rose C r o ss
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he knew and fully r eal i zed h ow ver y essential it wa s f o r the success o f his unholy u n d e r t a k i n g to m ak e the p h r a s e Iiosae Crucis or some o t h e r t e r m descriptive o f the aut hent ic F r a t e r n i t y o f t he Rosi-j crucians the essential p a r t of the name he intended t o use, otherwise! it would not he r e g a r d e d as Rosicrucian. T h e n ame would not hav>e the bewitching, ent hral li ng, d rawi ng, hypnot i zi ng and desired effect, and the ent er pri se wo ul d be a com m ercial failure. Its com mercial and m o n e t a r y success being o f ut mo st i mp or tance the very h ea r t o f his scheme the ph ra se Rosae Crucis naturally f o r me d the essential p a r t o f the n ame we ( h e ) i ntended to use. T h a t M r . L ewi s ap pr e ci at e d the g r e a t possibilities a n d high com mercial value o f a Rosicrucian label o r n a m e is clearly demon s trat ed by t he next quo tat i on we make f r o m his article o f 1917, in which he bet ra ys the t h o u g h t u ppe r mo st in his mind, as follows:
Ad m its the exam ination o f b ib liograp h y o f occult books and k now ledge o f term s used in A m erica . . . an exam ination o f the b ibliograph y o f occult books published in A m e ric a and E ngland, and then [1 9 1 5 ] on sale in A m e ric a under the name of R osicrucian, p la in ly indicated that w h en an author or firm desired to create a quick and sure sale for a book it w as labeled R osicru cian. . . The 195. A m e ric a n Rosae C ru cis . O c tob e r, 1917, page

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And so M r . Lewis knew n at u r a l l y k n e w t h a t it was essen tial to the success of the spurious order, which he fa bri cat ed purely and solely f or commercial purposes, t h a t it should be labeled Rosi crucian." A n d to m a k e it m o re alluring, to give it a m o r e potent appeal to the curious, credulous and gullible and, t h er e fo re , more profitable, he also d ee me d it a dvantageous , if not essential, to give it the ap pe a ra n ce o f being v er y old as coming o u t o f the night of time and, o f course, p r o f o u n d l y mysterious. H e n c e the fabricated n a me : Ancient and M y s tic a l O rd e r Rosae Crucis the t rue Or d er the original and p e r f ec t R o s i c r u c i a n O r d e r , kn own by only
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T h a t M r . Lewis was uninitiated into the sublime mysteries of the Rose Cros s t h a t he knew not hi ng o f t he truly w or t h y and ennobling principle o f the real O r d e r an d cared less, a nd t h a t his sole purpose and only object in o r g a n iz i n g A. M . O. R. C. was to m ak e money, to m ak e it a profitable ent er pri se f o r himself, t o pil fer f r o m the m a n y u n i n fo r me d and credulous peopl e curiously or sincerely a t t r a c t e d to t he occult (small mo nt h ly p ay ment s aggre g at i ng into the t h o us an ds o f d o l l a r s ) is clearly d e m o n s t r a t e d b y

everyt hi ng he has wri tt en and is conclusively p r o v e d by every act of his consistent course o f commercialism. By his wideflung, deceptive a n d al lu ri ng p r o p a g a n d a , in which he has appeal ed only to the mat er i al , selfish an d baser instincts an d impulses o f man, he has p ur sue d a course t h a t offends, s hames, mis represents and sheds a false light on the w o r t h y principles and noble precepts o f genuine Rosicrucianism. By his co n st an t u ni v er sal ad ve rt i si ng f o r member s, by the use o f all the alluring, craft il y worded and cleverly co ns tructed display adv e rt i si n g k no wn to the m o d er n a r t o f high-pressure salesmanship, he has run c ou nt er to the mos t basic p recept and ancient l a n d m a r k o f the G r a n d F r a t e r nity, and in so do in g he has clearly d e m o n s t r a t e d t o all who are in fo rm ed even unto those wh o have m ade the slightest i nvest iga tion, t h at he is not a Rosicruci an; t h a t he cares n o t h i n g abo ut the noble principles, the sublime philosophy, the g r e a t w o r k , the holy mission o f the august F r a t e r n i t y and, f u r t h e r m o r e , t h a t his f a b r i cated spuri ous A. M . O. R. C. is n ot a Rosicrucian body a t all, but a simon-pure commercial ent erpri se, fou nd ed and o p e r a t e d by 11. Spencer Lewis f o r gain sordi d, unholy gain. And the s o r r o w a nd t he s hame o f it is t h a t he h as succeeded to the extent o f deceiving t h ou s a n d s and ext ra ct i ng f r o m them tens of t hous ands o f dollars, to say n o t h i n g o f the o t h e r w r o n g s and injuries he has done unto them. Such w ro ng s and deception cannot go on f o r e v e r the law of reaction does work, and those w h o sow to the wi nd mus t reap the whirlwind. A n d so M r . L e w i s house of cards is falling. It is becoming increasingly m o r e difficult to deceive. I nt e r e s t e d s tudent s are i nvestigating and becomi ng b et t e r i nf or med. T h e y are l e a r n ing t h a t real and genuine occult o r mystic societies o r o r d e r s do not use the m e t h o d s the high-pressure sal esmanshi p and a d v e r tising m e t ho d s empl oyed by M r . Lewis. E a r n e s t and i nquiring st udent s i nt erest ed in Rosicrucian phi loso phy ar e lear ni ng t hat, al t hou gh t he D o o r o f the T e m p le is always open to sincere and w o r t h y seekers, the aut hent ic O r d e r o f t he Rosy Cross does not solicit, urge, beg o r entice anyone to e n t e r ; that those who seek to e nt er m u st come o f t h ei r own free will a nd accord a nd pr ov e themselves wor th y. Yes, t hey are l e a r ni n g the distinguishing ma rks , the essential differences between the a u t h e n tic and the clandestine Rosicrucianism. So, also, m e m be r s o f A. M . O. R. C. are l ear ni ng the t r u t h a nd ar e d es e rt in g in l a rg e

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numbers. O t h e r s are asking e mbar r as si ng questions, and even the most loyal and t ru st i ng ar e becoming suspicious and d oubt ful of its authenticity. N o w let us r e t u r n to and follow f u r t h e r M r . L e w is reason for p lagi ar izing a Rosicrucian name f o r his spuri ous o rde r. Ot h er s were commerci al izi ng t he n am e why should not he do likewise? ! H e says: " W e were a w a r e o f t he f u r t h e r fact t h a t the w o r d Rosic.RUwas used in Am er ic a at t h at time f o r commercialism. An exami nati on o f the bi bl iogr aphy of occult books published in America an d E n g l a n d a n d then on sale in A m er ic a u nd er the name o f R o s i c r u c i a n plainly indicated t h a t when an a u t h o r or firm desired to creat e a quick and sure sale f o r a book it was labeled Rosicruci an. T h i s commercial f e a t u r e of the wo r k was also used in connection with semi-philosophical, co-operative m o vemen ts wi t ho ut any p re te ns e o f being ei ther a branch o r a he a d q u a r t e r s o f a real Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d .
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In 1915, when M r . Lewi s f abr icat ed an d launched his spurious f o r d e r f o r which he used a Rosicrucian name, and in 1917, when he penned these lines, only the following books bea ri ng Rosicrucian titles dealing w i t h the aut hent ic F r a t e r n i t y h a d been published in ! ; Am e r i c a : T h e Rosicrucians W h o and W h a t They A r e (a pam- 1 p h l e t ) , wr it t en by D r . P. B. Ran do lp h, the first G r a n d M a s t e r in America, as a h a nd b oo k , l at er republished in his book, Ravalelte, copyrighted in 1 8 7 1 ; The Te m ple o f the Rosy Cross, by F r ee ma n 'fi B. Do wd, second G r a n d M a s t e r , c opyr ight ed 188 2; T h e Rosicru cians, T h e ir Teachings, 1903; T h e F ra tern ity o f the Rosicrucians, I copyrighted 1 90 6; T h e Rosicrucian B ro th e rh oo d , the Initiates, a magazi ne published m o n th ly beginning 1908, a n d W h o Is a Rosicrucian, copyright ed 1911. T h e f ou r publications last above ment ioned were by the p r e s en t G r a n d M a s t e r and w r i t e r o f this 3 article.* N o t a single one o f those publications was in the n a t u r e o f a commercial venture, n o r did they prove profitable in a pecuniary j sense. A s a m a t t e r of fact, t hei r publication woul d not have been possible except f o r the liberal aid an d cash contributions o f mem- |
* We also refer to the c o p y r i g h t ce rtifica te N o . 25327., s h o w i n g t h a t , the present Su preme G r a n d M a s t e r c o p y r i g h t e d a text on the inner tea chi ngs o f the old Mystics, H er m et ic s and Ro sicrucians, Ja n u a r y , 1902, thirteen y e a r s b e f o r e M r . L e w i s became act ive. 44

bcrs o f the F r at e r n i t y . N o r we re the publications used in connection wi th semi-philosophical, co- operati ve m o v e m e n t s wi t hou t any p re te n se of be ing e it her a branch o r a h e a d q u a r t e r s o f a real Rosicrucian B r o t h e r hood. T h e y were not issued by the F r a t e r n i t y . T h e real Rose Cross is not commercial in any sense ; it sells n o t h i n g ; it is s u p p o r t e d entirely by contributions and donat ions . But they were wri tt en by real Rosicrucians, by G r a n d M a s t e r s , by men who k n e w they were authentic. T h e y were published an d sold by compani es o r con cerns or ga ni zed , financed and m a n a g e d by m e m b e r s a nd those in terested in the spiritual well-being o f the B r o t h e r h o o d . I f losses were sustained they m ad e t h e m good. I f t h er e we re profits the money was d o n a t e d f or the g ood o f the O r d e r . Ot hers, not real Rosicrucians, m a y have publ ished b oo ks u n d e r Rosicrucian titles, but so f a r as we k no w the only one wh o has written incorrectly an d falsely a b o u t the Rose Cross and published much misleading, wort hl es s a nd u n depe ndabl e i n f o r m a t i o n u n d e r Rosicrucian labels and m a d e a commer ci al success o f it has been M r. Lewis. T o prot ect himself in t h a t w r o n g which he i ntended to do a n d did do, he accused o th er s o f doing. It is an old trick. T h o s e who crucified Jesus the C h r i s t u s ed the s ame old trick a n d a t t e m p t e d justification o f themselves by similar met hods. T h e m e t h o d bet ra yed M r . Lewis, as it general ly has all o t h er s who have used it, and the def ense of himself an d his a t t e m p t e d justification show t h a t he was f a mi l ia r with Rosicrucian l i t e r at u re at the time, which re veal ed a n d m ad e knowm to him t he existence in America of the real Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , an d t h a t he had no right to found a clandestine a n d spurious Rosicrucian O r d e r . Now, back to M r . Lewis and his f u r t h e r expl anat ion :
Italics ours. W o u ld never use the word R osicru cia n . Reference should be made to A . M . O . R. C. present literature. Present A . M . O . R . C . literature refutes this statement and shows a change o f m ind and a T h e result o f ou r deliberation at th at tim e was that w e w o u ld n ever use the w o rd R o sicru cia n in the t itle o f o u r O r d e r .
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real name o f the O r d e r . F in a lly , by unanimous vote, it was decided to use the w o rd s Rosae C ru c ia n and R osaecru CIANISM, based on the phrase Rosae C rucis, when an ad jective or noun w as desired. T o this decision

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holder heart, less fe a r fu l o f legal conse quences. we have adhered in all official referen ce to our Lod ges o f this O r d e r except in such cases as w e fou n d it necessary to use the w o r d Rosicrucian in a descriptive m anner w ith that w o rd . M e n tio n s o th er m ovem en ts; th erefore, had k n ow ledge o f them . those w h o w e re seeking it But in such cases w e have made

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plain, v e ry plain, in fact, that the name o f our O r -' der w as spelled R o s a e C r u c i s and that w e had no connection w ith oth e r m ovem en ts using a d ifferen t s p ellin g. W e w o u ld have our m em bers bear in m ind that w h en the first C ou n cil m eetin g w as held in A m e r ica (a s stated on A p r il 1, 1 9 1 5 ), and th ereafter,

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and fu ll discussion o f ihe a d option o f the name was conducted, there w as at that tim e no m ovem ent in A m e ric a using the w o rd s O rder Rosae Crucis, R osicru N or Rosae C ru cis O r d e r , Rosicrucian O r d e r ,

cian L o d g e or A n cien t and M y s tic a l O r d e r Rosae C rucis, or even the initials, A . M . O . R . C . angle, point d ow n , w ith a cross w ith in T h e re ivas. I he C r o w le y O . T . O . B lack M a g ic . w as there any m ovem ent or grou p using the t r i it, or any other sym bols (e xc e p t the cross) as a sym bol o f an O r d e r or L o d g e . " T h e A m e rica n Rosae C r u c is " O c to b e r, 1917, pages 195-96.

of the Rosy C r o s s ar e all similar names a nd terms t h a t describe the Rosicrucian O r d e r . H e kn ew then, as he knows now, t h a t the use of any Rosicrucian name, t e r m o r p hr a se t h a t describes, o r that may reasonabl y be calculated to lead ot he rs to believe t h a t his was or is a legi timate Rosicrucian body, was and is i mpr op er , wrong and fraudul ent . In the beginning and f o r some time he used a restrict ed name, making p ro mi n en t the letters A. M . O. R. C., but as time wo re on and no one i nstituted legal p roc eedi ngs to question his action o r to stop him he decided t o f o r g e t all he had wr it t en on the subject a n d to claim, even u n d e r oat h, the ri gh t t o the use of all Rosicrucian names, t erms and phrases. H e woul d have done t h a t in t he beg in ning had he been sufficiently i n f o r m e d in the f u n d a me n t al s of the Order and knew w h a t he d i d n t know, t hat , because of its i nher ent nature and f u n da me n t al laws which do n o t p e r m i t it to t ake initial steps in any conflict even f o r its own protection, the aug us t F r a ternity woul d not wa g e legal battle with him o r sue him. I Iowever, he has found to his s o r r o w and chagrin t h a t when a t t a c ke d it can and will fight with telling effect. M r. Lewis s a y s :
I say this w ith confidence in m y correctness, fo r a carefu l search o f three years b efore h elp in g to o r Had k n ow ledge o f a Rosicrucian F ra tern itv in Am erica. gan ize ou r O r d e r here revealed that there was a group o f Freemasons, and a R osicru cia n F ra te rn ity som ew here in A m e ric a , w ith a fe w groups o f stu dents m eetin g to discuss hooks w h ich they (tad p u r chased fro m one firm , w ith o u t even p reten d in g to hold convocations in titled L o d g e s in the form o f an O r d e r . . . . T h e A m e rica n Rosae C ru cis , O ctob er, 1917, page 196.

Such s u b t e r f u g e ! Qui te u n w o r t h y of an ingenious a rti st so skill ful and expert as M r . Lewis in the a r t o f fa bri cat i ng bogus, illegiti mat e org an iz at i on s a nd p l a gi a r i z in g names for them. H i s w o r d y explanation explains p oorl y an d carries no conviction, to the thought ful person wh o will analyze it. T h e r e is one t h in g t h a t does st and o ut in bold relief. H e was extremely careful not to use any t erm t h a t he k new he could not safely use legally use. T h e question o f the ri ght to use di d not m a t t e r . H e w a s only concerned in safety, so he s ou gh t saf et y in distinctions of spelling and in finding some Rosicrucian t e rm or phraseol ogy not so general ly o r commonly used by the authentic body. N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g t h a t the t er ms O r d e r and L o d g e we re used by the authentic F r a t e r n i t y and the descriptive t er ms A nc ie nt and M y s t ic a l were oft en used to describe it in aut hent ic Rosi crucian literature, and al t ho ug h the probability is t h a t M r . Lewis knew it, let us give him the benefit o f every doubt. Yet, n ev e rt h e less, he did know then , as he swears now, t h a t the t er ms Rosi crucian B r o t h e r h o o d , Rosicrucian O r d e r ' and T h e B r o t h e r h o o d
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T h e r e we have it. H e admi t s it clearly a n d positively ad mi t s that, a f t e r a careful search of t h r e e y e a r s b e f o r e he f a b r i c a t e d his synthetic and self-born o rde r, it was re veal ed t o hi m ami t h a t he knew t here was a Rosicrucian Fra tern ity somewhere in A m e ric a ." In fact, he k n e w t h a t the See, the G r a n d L o d g e o f the Rosicrucian Fraternity, was located in Pennsyl vani a, as we shall l a t e r see.
T h e fa c t is, h o w ever, that there was no lite ra ture or advertisem ents, books or pam phlets obtainName adopted. N ot received fro m able b earin g ou r sym bols o r the nam e ic e have adopted and, in fact, there was n othin g to he found
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w h ich indicated there was a regu lar O r d e r o f the R . C . in this country'. T h e A m e rica n Rosae C r u cis, O ctob er, 1917, page 196.

H a v i n g admi t te d, a f t e r t h re e years' investigation, t h a t t here was a Rosicrucian F r a t e r n i t y s omewhe re in Amer ica, in the same a r ticle he asserts t h a t n o t h i n g was fo un d which indicated t h a t t here was a r e gu la r O r d e r o f the Rose Cross in this country. U p o n w ha t m e a t does this I m p e r a t o r feed t h a t he has grown so fat, a nd of w h a t d r in k does he imbibe t h a t he reasons so poorl y and speaks in t e r m s so c on t ra d i c t o r y ?
K n e w even o f the claim that the true O r d e r had existed fo r sixty years. N ow w h en the claim is m ade that for sixty years there has been a regu lar R osicru cian O r d e r in this country, w e find ourselves being forced to recogn ize the sale o f so-called R osicru cian books as con stitu tin g an O r d e r . T h is seems preposterous, but it leaves one other claim w h ich m ay be le ga lly correct and, therefore, w o rth y o f ou r most serious consideration. Indicates an aw a re ness o f our activities. I t is th is: that since the name or w o rd R osicru cian and Rosy C ross w ere used by a firm in P ennsylvania and elsew here in A m e ric a for sixty years, they have a p rio r and exclusive righ t to the name Rosy Cross. 'I'h e claim is m ade m ore difficu lt fo r us, if true and correct, by the further exp lan ation that the right to the use o f the .name includes its translation into e v ery language,Afikludin g the F rench and the L a tin . A ck n o w led g es the doctrine o f p rio r use and that all such terms are synonymous. Italics ours. " I f such a cla im is tru e , then the w ord s Rosae C ru cis cannot he used by us in any way, regardless o f o u r rig h t to them by any ch a rte r that w e w o u ld be g ra n ted by the highest a u th o rities o f E u ro p e or elsew here, or through any patent w e could secure fro m any p o w e r in any land, except a le ga l decision by a cou rt o f this country. I t m ust be rem em bered that the w o rd s R osicru P r io r use establishes an exclusive right. cian and Rosae C rucis or any fo rm can n ot be patented and o f the term patented. have not been

T h e r e is no la w o f the land lim itin g the use o f the term in any w ay, but p r io r use, i f established, may be used as a reason fo r asking fo r exclusive rig h t. T h e A m e rica n pages 196-97. Rosae C ru cis , O ctob er, 1917. -

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aware in 1915, p r i o r t h e r e t o and since, t h a t f&r sixty years t h er e has been a r e g u l a r Rosicrucian O r d e r in this country, is true. It' can be established beyond the p e r a d v e n t u r e of a d o u bt and to the complete satisfaction o f any fair -mi nded, u np re ju di ced s tud en t seeking the t rut h. T h e reference is m ad e to the au thent ic O r d e r , which has h a d a Supreme G r a n d Council since 177.3 a n d a G r a n d T e m p l e o r L o d g e in Penns yl vani a since 1882, a n d w h e r e the S up rem e G r a n d L o d g e or See has been mai nt ai ned f o r a n u m b e r o f years, an d to the Philosophical Publi shi ng Co mp an y, which has published several books dea li ng wi t h the Rosicruci an O r d e r a n d its phi losophy. M r . Lewis was not f or c ed to recognize the sale o f real o r socalled Rosicrucian books as const it uti ng an O r d e r . T h a t woul d be preposterous. It was p r e p o s t e r o u s s ubt er f uge on his p a r t to cloud the issue, an artifice t o hide the t r u t h and a clever s t r a t a g e m to create a do ub t in justification o f his wr on gf ul and unhol y acts. The sublime and Aug us t F r a t e r n i t y is not so const it uted ami, as we have so o f t en stated, lias n o t h i n g to d o w it h t h e sale o f books, Rosi crucian o r otherwise. T h e plain fact an d whole t r u t h is t h a t he was f or ced t o recog nize the existence o f the r e g u l a r a nd aut hent ic O r d e r o f t he Rosv Cross, which has been in continuous, active existence since it was instituted in Amer ic a about the y e a r 1856-58, with D r. P. B. R a n dolph as its first Su preme G r a n d M a s t e r , a high initiate a nd real Rosicrucian. T h a t w a s his first difficulty; was w h a t all the a r g u ment was a b o u t ; t h a t was the reason f o r all his foolish p r a t t l e and subterfuge about publication o f Rosicrucian books. But in m ak i n g his ar g ume n t to get himself out of a bad hole a nd in a t t e m p t i n g to justify an unjustifiable position he i nadv er tent ly b et r a y s the hopeless weakness o f his own position a n d recognizes and admi ts the strength an d soundness o f o u r position. A s early as in 1917 he formed the habit of tal ki ng and explaining hi msel f out o f court. It is the o u t wo rk i n g o f the law t h a t m u r d e r will o u t ; t h a t the con sciousness .of w r o n g c annot be s u pp r e s s e d ; t h a t w r o n g will r i g h t itself and t h a t ev ery crime carries its own puni shment . It is the law of compensat ion so p r o f o u n d l y i n t e rp r e t e d by Ra lp h W a l d o Emerson. M r. Lewis points out an d binds h ims el f t o the conclusion t h a t the p r i o r U S E o f a name gives a nd carries with it t he ri ght t o i t s use, to the exclusion o f all ot hers, in all o f its f o r m s and variat ions,

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including t rans lat ions into every l anguage. T h e r e f o r e , he agrees t h a t wh e re p r i o r use o t the w o r d s Rosae. Crucis is established they cannot be used by hi m in any way, not even if his r ig h t t o use t hem had been g r a n t e d by the highest (Ros icru cia n) a ut hori ti es o f E u rope o r elsewhere. 1 he exclusive ri ght to the use o f all Rosicrucian names a nd t erms in A mer ic a has been est abl ished by the R a nd ol p h F o u n d a t i o n of the Rosy Cross by long, continuous p r i o r use. T h i s wa s p r o v e d cpnclusively at the h e a r i n g b ef ore the Se cr e ta ry o f the C o m m o n wealth o f Pennsylvania, even t ho u gh only a small p o r t i o n o f the uncont rovert ible evidence which establishes t h a t fact was produced. As the result t h e r e o f the S ecr et ary o ve r r u l e d the Lewis prot est s on behalf ol the A. M . O. R. C. and g r a n t e d the applications o f the Rand ol ph F o u n d a t i o n o f the G r a n d F r a t e r n i t y in A m er ic a for the exclusive use and r e g is t ra t io n o f Rosicrucian n ames and titles. W e cannot r e pr od uce and pri nt herein all the voluminous evi dence which so conclusively establishes o ur ri ght to the exclusive use of all Rosicrucian titles and names by reason o f p r i o r use. H o w e v e r , we can and will pri nt sufficient of said evidence to satisfy the fair-minded and reasonabl e, beyond all r eas onabl e doubt, t h a t the exclusive ri gh t t o t he use of all Rosicrucian n ames a nd t er ms in Amer ica belongs to the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n by virtue of
p rio r use.

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US E O F N A M E S

It will be noted t h at M r . Lewi s concedes the exclusive r ig ht to the use o f Rosicrucian n ames a n d titles to establish p r i o r use in America even t h o u gh he possessed a ut h or it y to use such n ames granted by c h a r t e r issued by the highest Rosicrucian a u t h or it y abroad, which a u t h or it y he has nev er received a nd does not now possess by c h a r t e r o r ot herwise f r o m any au th en ti c Rosicrucian body. It is not o ur p ur p o s e here to discuss at any l engt h M r . Lewis' Rosicrucian a ut h o ri t y n o r to quote his man y v a r ie d a n d c ont ra di c tory claims a n d - s ta t e me nt s r e la t i n g t o it. Sufficient t o say t h at , in his article o f October, 1917, f r o m which we have m a d e extensive quotations, he disclaims any for ei gn aut ho ri t y, as he has on o t h e r occasions. H e says: O u r lodges t h r o u g h o u t Amer ic a ar e not bra nch lodges o f any E u r o p e a n society, o r de r , o r g a n i z a t i o n o r secret m o v em en t . Our o r d e r her e in N o r t h A me r i c a is o p e r a t i n g in an i n de pe nd e nt jurisdiction, with its own g o v er n me n t, its own S u pr em e Council, its own ratified constitution and wi th no allegiance to any indi vidual o r g r o u p whos e laws are t he t ra di t io na l principles a n d ideals o f this or de r . . . . " T h e Am erican Rosae Crucis, O c t o ber, 1917, pa ge 198. It is clear, even f r o m this involved s tat ement , t h a t M r . Lewis disclaimed any a ut h o r i t y f r o m an d connection with any E u r o p e a n Rosicrucian O r d e r . H o w e v e r , he wo ul d have m a d e a cl ea r er s t at e ment o f the facts, and none woul d h a v e been conf used o r misled, had he s a i d : 1 created o u r O r d e r out of the genius o f my own mind. I plagi arized an h on or ab le n ame f o r it so as to give it the a p p e a r a n c e o f being Rosicrucian. 1 am not a Rosicrucian. I kn ow n o t h i ng ab ou t the real secrets and esoteric t eachings o f t h a t august F r a t e r n i t y , but the name sounds g oo d to m e ; t h e r e is s o m et h in g al l ur i ng a bou t it. I believe it will have an unusual app eal to the curious an d gul lible and t h a t I can m ak e it pay. I a do p t e d its constitution. 1 made its laws and established its ideas to suit myself. I elected myself I m p e r a t o r , a ppo in ted its council a n d I g o v e r n it. It owes allegiance to no individual except myself and to no g r o u p except my family. A. M . O. R. C. is my own bra in child, and I p ro po s e to raise it to a hefty, gigantic, well-paying commer ci al e nt er p ri s e for the enrichment o f myself and family. I p ropos e to accomplish

T h e doctrine o f p r i o r use o f names is not only the law o f the land, as M r . Lewis recognizes and admits, but it is also a sacred principle and the hi ghest ethical law o f f r a t e r n a l relation existing between all high-class and w o r t h y f rat erni ti es and f r a t e r n a l s o cieties. N o well-meaning, high-class f r a t e r n a l ord er, society, lodge o r o rga ni za ti on will use the n a m e o r descriptive t e r ms o f a n o t h e r o rga ni zat i on pre-empt ed by p r i o r use. It simply is not done by high-class f r a t e r n a l o r g a n i z a t i o n s n o r t o l e r a t e d by right-thinking, ethical member s of such o rga niz at ions . In view o f M r . Lewis' s t at em en t acknowl edgi ng a nd conceding the exclusive ri ght t o t he use of names a n d t er ms by virtue o f the law o f p r io r use and the evidence pr es ent ed herein establishing our pr io r use o f all Rosicrucian names a nd titles, is t her e a single rightthinking, honorable and ethical m e mb er o f A. M . O. R. C. who can or will a t t e m p t to just ify or t ol er a te the f u r t h e r use o f Rosi crucian titles and n am es by o r in connection with t h a t o r g a n i z a tion or per mi t M r . Lewi s to do it?

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this by means n eve r bef ore used an d t h a t p r oba bl y neve r will be used by any real f r a t e r n a l o r ga ni zat i on. I p ro po se to use modern, high-powered salesmanship, extensive, unusual, at tract ive, mystical and alluring a dv er t is ing and all m a nn er o f p r o p a g a n d a . E v e r y body wa n ts to be happy, mos t people w a n t t o be rich, some want to be mysterious a n d practice magic. I will promi se all this and more. In fact, I will m ak e all kinds o f s tr an ge claims an d unusual promises. I f d ri ven f r o m one position, I will t ake a n o t h e r and still anot her. A n y old h a r b o r in time o f st orm. W h a t m a t t e r if ' I am inconsistent an d cont radi ct m y s el f? T h e public soon forgets. Besides, they w a n t t he unusual. 1 will produce it in t he mos t un usual manner . B a r n u m was r i g h t : the public wa n ts to be fooled if it does not cost t oo much, so I'll make it cheap $2 .0 0 per mo nt h per member. I will rely on volume. You see, 50, 000 member s at $2. 00 per mo nt h will pro du ce $ 1 , 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0 gross p er year, and if advert isi ng and p r o p a g a n d a do not cost too much and every thing goes well, the business should net in the n e i gh b or ho o d o f a hal f a million p er year. M a n y m ember s will d r o p out as soon as they really kn ow the t r u t h a bou t A. M . O. R. C. I believe I can fool most of them f o r some time and some o f t h em all the time. Ho w e v e r , f o r every m e m b e r lost I shall expect to gain t wo o r three by my endless-chain m e t h o d . As I said bef ore. 1 believe tlhs Rose Cross idea is g o o d t h a t it will produce real money an d p er hap s also inure to my per sonal glory. T h e idea o f being the Imperator, the sole and exclusive boss o f the concern,, also appeal s to my pride, but the use of a legally pre-empt ed n a m e ?is d an g e r o u s and serious. T h e symbols p re s en t no problem. I Van safely use the cross and fix up a set o f symbols mo re myst eri ous t han the Rose Cross ever used. I am fully a w a re t h a t the Rosicrucian F r a f e r n i t r , the O r d e r o f the Rosy Cross, is well established in this country. I will go easy at first. I will proceed with care and caution. I f no one stops me, if I am not legally enjoined, then I will g ra dual ly branch out and will finally claim the ri gh t to use all Rosicrucian names and assert all Rosicrucian aut hori ty. I f and when t h a t time arrives, A. M . O. R. C., my brain child, will be a full-grown mint, and I, its I m p e r a t o r , Su preme G r a n d M a s t e r Ge neral and O v e r lord, will be a m a n o f p o w e r and affluence. Un iver si ti es and ex clusive societies will conf er degrees, h o n o r a r y me mber shi ps and special honors upon me. I f they do not, then I will creat e t hem for myself or assume and claim them, just as I am doi ng and intend to do f o r A. M . O. R. C. come join A. M . . O . R. C. I will m ake you

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;i Rosicrucian in a jiffy s o m et h in g the r e g u l a r ' O r d e r c a n no t do. i will give you a R. C. but ton, so all t he o t h e r R. C.'s ( R a i n b o w C h as er s) will recognize you. Yo u can p roc la im y o ur s e l f to the world as a m e m b e r of t he Anc ie nt and M y s t e r i o u s O r d e r Ros ae Crucis, a privilege not exercised by m em be r s o f the r e g u l a r O r d e r . If you are a g oo d m e m b e r and pay y o ur $ 2 . 0 0 p e r m o n t h until you reach the twel ft h degree, I vVill co n fe r upon you special an d pnusua! honors. You see, the r e g u la r O r d e r has only t h r ee degr ees. 1 give you nine more. A r e you a chained g o d ? I can relieve you o f change as well as y our chains.

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RIGHT TO

USE OF N A M E S
the Im p e ria l"

true, w o r k in g under a G r a n d L o d g e ^ b a rte r, d e riv in g , its p o w e r and au th ority fro m D o m e o f the T h ir d Suprem e T e m p le o f the O ftk -r,. and the last (c la im in g ju s tly to be the oldest asso ciation o f men on earth, d atin g f r m the sinking o f the N e w A tla n tis Isle, n early te i thousand years P la to ), and as a G ra n d The and an terior to the days o f

A L L R O SICR U CIAN N AM ES USED BY TH E R A N D O LPH FO U N D ATIO N


Voluminous evidence can he published to establish the fact that i the Randol ph F o u n d a t i o n of the aut hent ic Rose Cr os s O r d e r and F r a t e r n i t y in A m er i c a in 1856-58, hy long, continuous, constant p ri o r use, is entitled to t he sole a nd exclusive use o f all Rosicrucian names, titles, t e r m s and appell ati ons in Amer ic a. H o w e v e r , the limited space o f this bookl et will per mi t the rep rod uct ion o f only a small po rt ion o f such evidence, but sufficient, we believe, to con vince all fair-mi nded people t h a t M r . L e w i s claim t o and use of Rosicrucian ap pell ati ons is unlawful, f r a u d u l e n t and wi t ho u t the slightest right o r justification. PRIOR USE O F A L L RO SICRU CIA N N A M ES, TITLES, T E R M S A N D A PPELLA TIO N S BY T H E RANDOLPH FO U N D A TIO N OF T H E A U T H E N T IC O R D E R IN A M ER IC A In the y ea r o f 1871 t h er e was issued by t he R a n d o l p h Publish ing C o m p a n y a book be a ri n g the title R ava lelte, the Rosicrucian Story, written by D r . P. B. Rando lp h, t hen Supreme G r a n d M a s t er o f the O r d e r . In this bo ok was given a s h o r t outline; o f the history of the F r at e r n it y , followed by the rules anil regulations g ov erning the exoteric activities o f the O r d e r . T o effectively p rov e t h a t the various names we re used a t t h a t early p er iod ( 1 8 7 1 , although they have been used since 1 8 5 7 ) , we here r eproduce in its entirety Dr. Randol ph' s article, calling special att ent ion to the var iou s Rosi crucian names, t er ms and appell ati ons used t herein and at t h a t time by the authentic O r d e r . THE ROSICRUCIANS
Lodge. G ran d L o d g e and T e m p le g ra n t charters to subsidiary lodges and temples. Rosicrucians.

L o d g e , havin g ju risdiction o v e r the entire continent o f N o r th A m e ric a and the islands o f the sea. G ra n d Lodge and 'T m p le g ra n t charters

dispensations to found or o rg a n ize subsidiary lodges and tem ples, an yw h ere w ith in the lim its o f its ju ris diction. 2. A l l are practical men w h o b elieve in p ro g They

ress, la w and ord er and in s e lf-d evelop m en t.

b elieve firm ly that G o d helps those that help th em s elves; and they consequently adopt as the m otto o f O rd e r. the O r d e r the w o rd T R Y , and they b elieve that this little w o rd o f three letters m ay becom e a m agn ificen t b rid ge o v e r w h ich a man may tr a v e l fro m had to b etter and fro m b etter to best fro m ignoran ce to k n o w le d g e , fro m p o v e rty to w e a lth and fro m w e a k ness to p ow er. L a rg e society in 1871. 3. W e con stitu te a large society o f practical men. in the w o rld , and ou r ranks bid fa ir to la rg e ly s w e ll in this land T h e r e are hundreds o f men o f la rge culture, deep intu ition s and lib e ra l m inds w h o actu ally languish because they do not k n ow each O rg a n ize d body. other, there b eing no org a n ized body, save o u r m en . w h ich invites such men to jo in its ranks and find the fe llo w s h ip w h ich such men o f such m inds need. Lodges. In ou r lodges such m en find all they seek, and m o r e ; in our w e e k ly reunions the rarest and best in tellects are brou ght as in to contact, the best thoughts m ean an or elicited and the truest human pleasures experienced, forasm uch n oth in g im pure, ignob le, unm anly is fo r an instant tolerated , e v ery induce m ent is held out to encourage a ll that is noble, good, true, b eau tifu l, ch aritab le and m an ly and that, too. in a w a y to ta lly unknow n and unpracticed in any oth er o rd er or association o f men. R o s ic ru cia n 4. E v e r y Rosicrucian is k n o w n and is the sw orn broth er o f e v e ry oth er R osicru cian the w id e w o rld

I F ho and I F hat They A r c H o n o r , M a n h o o d , Goodness


T ry exoteric body.

Rosicrucians.

1. The Rosicrucians arc a body of good men and

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and c o m fo rt (e x c e p t w h en such aid w o u ld sanction crim e or w ro n g d o in g or in terfere w ith the demands o f public justice, social order, decency, sound morals o r national prosperity and u n ity ). Rosicrucian. In a ll things

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Tem p le. Rosicrucian. O rder. O rder.

RIGHT
buries

T O USE OF N A M E S
him as a man and a Rosicrucian I f he dies an officer (a n d evert

'T em p le

should be b u ried .*

man is e lig ib le ), his w id o w and ch ild ren are p ro p e rly cared fo r by the O rd e r. 6. T h is O r d e r is a school o f the highest and It is unlike any and best k n o w le d g e earth affords.

else e v ery Rosicrucian is bound to help another so lo n g as he can do it w ith a clear conscience, and not v io la te his honor, derogate fro m nity or sully his ow n m anhood. his personal d ig In a ll things

all others, for, in addition to being a m utual pro tection society, it reaches out a fte r fa r higher and nobler aims on ly a fe w , v e ry fe w , o f w h ich are alluded Rosicrucians. Order. to in this h an d b ook ,! w h ich is m erely prin ted to save exp lan atory talk on the part o f R o s i crucians w h o are being con tin u ally im portuned fo r in fo rm atio n respecting the said O r d e r . O n e o f its main objects is to be a School o f M e n ; to make men m ore useful by ren d erin g -th em stronger, th erefore Rosicrucians. w iser th erefore happier. A s R osicrucians w e rec og n ize the im mense value o f sym pathy, en cou rage ment, em u lation and persistency

w o rth y one assists the other in sickness, sorrow , life, death and the troubles and trials o f the w o rld and society. three Rosicrucian. Each man is e lig ib le to one, tw o or and, a fte r once b e com in g a true d egrees;

Rosicrucian, it is next to impossible that he can ever a fte rw a rd com e to w an t, either fo r protection in all that is just, counsel in difficulty, food, raim ent, shel ter and all true human sym pathy all o f which is fre e ly rendered so lon g as the man remains a w o rth y

T e m p le . T e m p le .

DWELLER IN THE TEMPLE ! Thus the tem ple insures its acolytes against

w an t, m itigates their sorrow , enhances their useful ness to them selves and the w o rld , braces and sharp ens th eir intellect, fires th eir em ulation, encourages a ll m an ly efforts, assuages th eir g rie f, cu ltivates their hope, strengthens th eir self-reliance, self-respect, s e lf- e ffo r t ; it fro w n s on all w ro n g d o in g , seeks to e leva te m an in his o w n esteem, teaches due and loyal respect to w om an, the law s, society and the w o r l d ; it prom otes stability o f character, makes its votaries strive fo r m a n h o o d in the fu ll, true sense; adopts t r y and e x c e l s i o r as liv in g , practical m otto es; and thus, both d ire c tly and ind irectly, does T e m p le and R osicrucia . the T e m p le o f R osicru cia seek to increase the* sum total o f human happiness in the w o rld w ith in and w ith o u t its w alls. 5. E v e r y man pays an initiation fee and a
T h e r e

N i l m o rta lib u s , a rd u m est. is n o d i f f i c u l t y ' t o h i m w h o t r u l y

w ills !

W h a te v e r o f good a g rea t man has ever

done m ay still be accom plished by you and me, m\ brother, if w e on ly think so, and set about in righ t good earnest, and no mistake. the o m n i p o t e n c e of w ill
T ry !

W e p roclaim

and w e declare prac

tically, and by our ow n achievem ents dem onstrate, the w ill o f man to be a suprem e and all-con qu erin g force w hen once fa irly brought into play, but this p o w e r is on ly n eg a tively s tron g w h en exerted fo r m erely selfish or personal e n d s ; w hen o r w h ere v er it is called into action fo r good ends, noth in g can w ith stand its force. G oodness is P o w e r ; w h ere fore, w e take the best care to cu ltiva te the norm al w ill and thus render it a m igh ty and p o w e r fu l en gine fo r P o s itiv e G o o d . Rosicrucian. Rosicrucian. . Y o u cannot d eceive a true to read you R osicrucian, fo r he soon learns h o w

m on th ly tax o f one d ollar, in return fo r w h ich the m em ber has the advantage o f a ll in fo rm atio n the L o d g e m ay be able to procure in the shape o f lec L od g e. tures. debates, books, scientific papers, models, ex perim ents in a ll physical science, essays on philoso phy, etc., in addition to w h ich he is a llo w e d a sum, v a r y in g fro m fo u r to fourteen dollars a w eek when sick, p ro vid ed he needs such a i d ; he is visited, com forted ,' nursed, doctored and, should he die, the

through and through, as if you w e re a m an o f glass, and he attains this p o w e r by becom in g a R osicru -

* A l l insurance features have long since been eliminated even in the exoteric lodges and temples. Section 5 is therefore null and void at this time, f These articles of aims, rules and regulations we re also published by D r . Rand olph

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cian o n ly ; T e m p le . how to nor can it he had this regal through of any other the human results obj means w h atever. rebuild I'he T e m p le teaches its acolytes fa cu lty

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D o e s n o t the one g re a t G o d E ven so, no man can enter

but in any field in the w o r ld s great gard en , fo r are not w e a ll brethren ? rule o v e r and love us?

soul the w i l l ; h o w to strengthen, p u rify, expand and inten sify it ; and one o f the first Becorne a true Rosicrucian. servable a fte r a man has becom e a tru e Rosicrucian is that his vanity g ro w s sm aller by degrees and beau t ifu lly less, for the first th in g lie fu lly that a ll i lie knows w o u ld large book, but that h im self to learn. realizes is probably m ake quite a O rd er. Non-sectarian, non-partisan.

our doors by reason o f his w e a lth , fo r riches, unless put to m an ly uses, are d etrim en ta l bad p ositively in ju rio u s ! N o m an can en ter ou r doors by reason The O r d e r has o f his fam e, politics o r relig io n .

n oth in g to do w ith a m ans p olitics o r relig io n , and it m atters not w h a t a m ans creed is, so lo n g as he

all he does not k n o w w ou ld th eres a w ill th eres a

is

a man.

T h e B aptist is w elcom e, but not

as a
No

make a book considerably la rg e r and, th erefore, sets W h ere w a y ; and a fte r g ettin g rid o f self-conceit the man finds him self increasing in m ental stature by im perceptible gradations and finds him self a learned man by a process which he cannot com prehend and one w h ich is neither appreciated nor know n outside T e m p le . the T e m p le . A s a consequence o f tra v e lin g on this royal road to k n o w led ge, the Rosicrucian soon learns to de wickedness, not by reason of spise the weakness o f

B ap tist; and so w ith m en o f jill oth er faiths. our p la tfo rm , except such nor w ill th eir in tro d u ction decency,

religion , no faith , no politics can be discussed fro m be t o l erated one m om en t. W e accept m en o f a ll creeds, m anhood, sound

as ou tra ge

m orals and. public ord er, such as fre e lovers, M o r mons and birds o f that fe a th e r ; nor can any such person enter o u r ranks, no m atter w h o he m ay be, o r h o w high in fa m e or social plane. N o man is A ll barred out o f ou r tem ple by reason o f his p o v e rt\ , fo r physical beggars are o fte n kings in m ind. w c ask o r seek fo r in a m an is h o n o r , and am bition to k n o w m o r e a n d b e b e t t e r . Lodges R o sie r in in. U s u a lly the L o d g e s o f R osicru cia m eet once a w eek to hear lectures, exchange courtesies, thoughts, n ew s; to listen to in vited guests, debate questions in art, science and p h ilosop h y; to m u tu a lly in fo rm and strengthen each o th e r; to in vestigate any and all subjects o f a proper nature, and to c u ltiv a te that m an ly sp irit and c h iva lric b earin g w h ich so w e ll entitles th eir possessor to be c alled a
m an.

any lon g-faced cant being poured into his ear, but because he finds out p ra ctica lly that m anhood and virtu e are safe investments, w h ile badness or mean ness w o n t pay. Rosicrucians. Sym bolic temples or lodges. O rd e r. Lodges. I t is the universal testim ony o f all w h o have become tru e Rosicrucians, that w ith in its sym bolic w a lls there is a deeply m ysterious influence fo r good pervad in g its atmosphere, intensified lodges are under w hich e v e ry m an o f the O r d e r becomes rapidly but norm a lly in d ivid u alized and in character, never closed m anhood and influence. 7. I he doors o f our R osicrucid.

h on esty

These W e

are a fe w o f the good things o f R osicru cia. seek no man m en seek us. are, as may w e ll

against the honest, honorable or aspiring man, nor can any earth ly potentate, no w ie ld e r o f an. em p ires sceptre, no w e a re r o f a k in gly cro w n , gain adm is sion by reason o f his eminence, fo r Though he be a k in g he m ay not be a m a n , a title fa r above all others on the earth a title nobler than any other Rosicrucians. B rotherhood o f M e n . e v er earned by m ortals. of our eminence and W e Rosicrucians are proud ju s tly so fo r we are a as

O u r fa c ilitie s fo r ob unsurpassed, un

tain in g k n o w le d g e and in fo rm atio n on all subjects be con ceived, yet fe lt the equaled. F in a n c ia lly w e are satisfied. never A T e m p le o f an e x B ut

T e m p le o f R o sicru cid .

R osicru cia

pressure o f

hausted exchequer, and p robably n ever w ill.

this last is the least com m en dable about the in stitu tion, yet it uses m oney fo r good purposes and, th ere fore, has its chest supplied. O rd er. A l l oth er essential in form a tion respecting the O r d e r can be obtained B Y
try in g !

B ro th e rh o o d o f M e n ! and recogn ize m a n h o o d

the true k in g s h ip ; hence w e honor that man highest w h o know s most and puts his k n o w led g e to the high est and noblest uses, not on ly to w a rd his brothers.

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and herm etic philosophers w e re acolytes o f that vast Vast secret B rotherhood. secret B rotherhood w h ich has th rived fro m the earliest ages and, under d ifferen t names in different lands, has p erform ed is still p e rfo rm in g its mis sion. T h e mem bers o f this m ystic union w ere the M a g i o f old, w h o flourished in C h ald ea (M e s o p o ta m ia ) ages b efo re one o f th eir num ber (H e r b e r ) le ft his native plains, and on foreign soil founded the H e b ra ic con fed eration . Sages o f C haldea. T h e y w e re the o r ig i nal Sabi and Sabeans, w h o fo r ages preceded the T h e y w ere the men w h o founded that Sem itic c iv iliz a tio n , the fa in t shade o f which w e find, h avin g leaped lon g avenues o f centuries, in the m old y records o f ea rly China, itself num ber in g its years by the the thousand. Brahm a, Gnostics, Of the this great B rotherhood Z oroaster, sprang Buddha, La-otze,

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gained n e w thoughts and truths, b efo re the A d a m ic era o f ch ron ology, and to have been the com m on p ro p erty o f the adepts. 1 have been led into these rem arks and exp lan a tions, first, fo r the purpose o f fin ally and authoritaP h e Rosicrucians. W h o they are. tiv e ly s e ttlin g the vexed question con cern in g the Rosicrucians, . . .

P la to ,

Essenes and,

th erefore, C h rist Jesus H im s e lf W h o w as an Essene and w h o preached the sacred d octrine o f the M o u n ta in o f L ig h t. T h e y w ere the dream ers of [A m o n g them the ages o f the epochs eclipsed occasionally, but anon bursting forth in g lo r y again. never a c ow a rd or a s la v e .] T h e y w ere the men

w h o first discovered the significance o f fire, and that there was som ething deeper than life in man, pro fou n d er than in tellect in the universe. of transcendant ligh t now illum ines W h a te v e r the w orld

comes from the torches which they lit at the foun tain whence all lig h t stream eth upon that mystic m ountain w hich they alone had courage and en H erm es T ris and that other durance to clim b and clim bed, too, o ver a ladder w hose rungs w ere centuries apart. megistus, H erm es fam ous E g y p ts m igh ty king, (A sclcp iu s I X ) , p re-A d am ite

was an adept, a Brother that M elch ized ek , A n d so with

and a Priest, as was M a lk i-Z a d e k b efore him, that m onarch, w h o w as reputed to have been born o f a thought, and to have lived fo r countless ages. the G re e k M ercu riu s. T h e ir s , too, wras that w on N oth in g

drous learn in g w h erein M os.es w as skilled,' and at their fountain the H e b re w , Joseph, d r^ tk . o rig in a l in thaum aturgy, th eology, philosophy, psy chology, e n to lo g y and on tology, but they gave it to the w o r l d ; and w hen philosophers thought they had

This di ss ert at ion on t he Rosicrucians, t hei r teachi ngs and t hei r activities, was first published in a h a n d b o o k o r bookl et and widely circulated b efore the publication ol the same m a t e r i a l in R a v a le lle in 1871. Ev en a cursory re a di n g o f this early p ro spe ct us mu st p r o ve to any one seeking the t r u t h t h a t the aut hent ic F r a t e r n i t y used the various t e rm s f o r t he different ph as e s of its work, such as the Rosi crucians," which embra ced all those truly i nt ere st ed in the O r d e r and the phi los ophy t au gh t, those enr ol le d as acolytes o r neophytes, as well as m ember s o f the var iou s bodies and t h ei r activities. It shows also t h a t the t erms, such as T e m p l e , 1' O r d e r , G r a n d L odg e, " Subsidiary L o d g e s and T e m p l e s , " o f the R os y Cro ss o r Rosicrucians were then in c o m m on usage. I t speaks o f its G r a n d Lodge chart er, o f its S upr eme T e m p l e o f the O r d e r a n d o t h e r sub jects which we re then, and still are, p a r t and parcel o f the au thent ic F rat er nit y. M o r e o v e r , it f requent ly uses the universal, genetic term, which is all-inclusive o f eve ry t hi n g t h a t is Rosicrucian, i.e., R o sic ru c ia . N o r does it omit s peaking o f its Symbolic T e m p l e s and L o d g e s " p r i o r to, concurrentl y wi th and since the issue o f this first h a n db oo k o r descriptive bo ok let deali ng with the Rosicrucians in America, t h ei r activities a n d teachings. T h e F r a t e r n i t y has is sued c h a r t e r s to its s u bor di na te bodies, as well as c h a r t e r s to the State G r a n d L o d g e s and certificates to its member s, copies of these originals being in the archives o f the pre sent S u p r em e G r a n d Lodge. In the G r a n d L o d g e c h a r t e r s issued by R a n d o l p h up to and including the y e a r 1874, the t er ms R o s i c r u c i a ( m e a n i n g everything Ro sic ruci an ), Femple, B r o t h e r h o o d and O r d e r a r e used. M r . Lewis has m ad e the s t a t e m e n t t h a t the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a tion never m a d e use of the t e r m O r d e r " and claimed f o r t h a t r e a son he h a d a ri ght to use it. Such claim is shown to be wi t hout merit by the f o r eg o in g quo tat i on f r o m D r . R a nd ol p h , as well as the reprinting o f t he Rosicrucian o a t h to follow. In the y e a r 1872 Dr. P. B. R an d o l p h issued the booklet, T h e Curious L i f e o f P. B. Randolph, in which, f or reasons o f policy, he r e p r o d u c e d the obli

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gation which all w h o applied for admission into the O r d e r were compelled to subscribe. It will be not ed t h a t such applicants took t heir oath to an Ancient O r d e r . " W e here r eproduce it:
R O S IC R U C 1 A N S O A T H A p p e a lin g to G o d as witness o f m y in teg rity o f purpose, I ask to be adm itted to the p reparatory A n cie n t O r d e r Rosicrucians. trial degree o f the honorable and a n cien t O r d e r Rosicrucians. or of

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I solem nly sw ear to try to be a true

and honest m a n ; that I w ill never purposely in ju re the fa ir fam e o f any human b e in g ; that I w ill fo r e v er keep in v io late all secrets that may he trusted to m e ; that 1 w ill never babble, lie, steal, bear false witness, expose faults, create scandal or cause any human heart to grie v e or m o u rn ; that 1 w ill dry all tears and cheer all hearts and never cease tryin g to be a good and w o rth y citizen o f the w o r ld ; that 1 w i l l never seduce any v irg in , w ife or w id o w or m atron, but w ill protect all such, if need Jbe, w ith m y l if e ; that I w ill henceforth bear w ith o u t abuse the grand o ld name o f g e n t l e m a n -, and if I fail in aught herein it w ill be p ro o f that 1 am w h o lly un w o rth y to be called A m a n . I solem nly sw ear to be prom pt, just and true in all m y dealings w ith man or w om an , and that never w ill 1 sully m y soul w ith a mean action o f any sort or kind w h atever, so help me, G o d ! 1 fu rth er solem nly swear, in the a w fu l presence o f A lm ig h ty and E te rn a l G o d , that 1 w ill ever and alw ays cham pion the just cause o f w o m a n ; that 1 w ill never encourage harlotry, prac tice libertin age, defam e another, w r o n g any man, and especially any true w om an , and in all things w i l l strenuously en d eavor to be a m a n , so help me, G o d !

tion o f the one wo rd M y s t i c a l , M r . Lewis boldly took t he name of the aut hent ic O r d e r est abl ished by R a n d o l p h , who se re a di n g was the H o n o r a b l e a n d Ancient O r d e r o f the Rosy C r o ss or Rosi crucians. N o w, in the light of this evidence, when cons ider ed with M r . Lewis admission in his affidavit ( h e r e i n b e f o r e q u o t e d ) to the e f fect t h a t all Rosicrucian n ames , t e r m s and titles ar e synonymous and are but v ar ia ti ons of the original o r generic name, it is evi dent beyond all dou bt t h a t the ri ght to use all R o s i c r u c i a n ' n a m e s and appellations belongs exclusively to the R a n d o l p h f o u n d a t i o n of the aut hent ic O r d e r in America. A n d t hat , by the s ame t oken and for the same reason, M r . Lewis a nd his clandestine O r d e r h a v e no right w h a t e v e r to use any Rosicrucian titles o r appell ati ons. I herefore, t he use o f Rosicrucian appell ati ons by M r . Lewi s in connec tion wi t h this spurious o r g a n i z a t i o n is o u tr a g e o u s and scandal ous and wi t ho ut the slightest justification in the eyes and mi nds o f just and u p r ig h t men. T h e r e is not the slightest d o u b t t h a t M r . Lewi s wa s fully ac quainted with all the activities of t he R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n o f the authentic O r d e r o f the R o s e Cros s and its continuous use o f all Rosicrucian appellations up to the t ime and since he o r g a n i z e d the A. M . O. R. C. M o r e o v e r , he knew t h a t D r . R an d o l p h was quali fied to establish and by w h a t a u t h o r i t y he did establish t he august F r a t er n jt y in America, because, in his Official P ubli cat ion N u m b e r T w o , published in 1915, h er e in b ef or e r e f e r r e d to, on p a ge 10. he sai d:
D r. R and olph G rand R . . . that D r . R an d olph was one o f the fore-

Master o f . C .*. in Fran ce.

most men o f the O r d e r w h o e ver lived in this coun try and 'was at one tim e G ra n d M a s te r o f the R . C . Lodge

in

F ran ce, w h ich w as attended by one o f the

N a p oleon s.

Such was the Rosicrucian obligation known and published in the y ea r 1872. T h e r e a d e r will recall in his article o f 1917 h er ei n before quot ed M r . Lewi s claimed t h a t no o rg an iz at i on, previous to his activity beginning in 1915, h a d used the t e r m O r d e r nor the prefix Ancient a nd M y s t i c a l . By r e f e r r i n g to this obligation it is obvious t h a t his claim concerning the use o f the w o r d O r d e r is u nt rue and unfo un de d, and t h a t even p a r t of the prefix, the w o r d Ancient," was also used as early as 1872. Th u s, with the excep

T h e r e is no h i g h er Rosicrucian a ut h o r i t y t h a n the s up re me office of G r a n d M a s t e r . D r . R a n d o l p h t hen being the S u p r em e G r a n d M a s t e r o f the O r d e r in F rance, which fact ca nn ot be successfully questioned, he h a d the unquest ionabl e right to establish the O r d e r in Amer ic a in 1856-58, at which ti me it h a d n ot been previously established a nd was not active. N o t alone has the p r o o f o f t he es tabl is hment o f the au th en ti c O r d e r in Amer ic a by R a nd o l ph , its activities a nd its p r i o r use of Rosicrucian appellations, been p re s e r v e d in cu r re nt l i te r a t u r e since

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its establishment d own t o this day, but Dr. R a n d o l p h s Rosicrucian activities were kno wn a n d publicly recognized in 1872, when all the c ohorts of hades were b an de d t o g e t h e r to t ake f r o m P. B. R a n dol ph all t h a t for which he had l abored and sacrificed du ri n g many years, when he was persecuted as well as p ros ecut ed because of his then advanced ideas, at which trial he was acquitted. T h e prosecut ing attorney, s peaking f or the Go ve r nm en t , in ad dr es s in g the jury, said in p a r t :
Correspondence in A rch ives. T o see this man, philosophers cross the seas from In d ia s hills, sages fro m m any, negroes fro m the France, m andarins from South, and even the C hina, noblem en fro m E ngland , thinkers fro m G e r cro w n ed kings in vite him to th eir courts, w h ere he passes in and out, the proudest king am ong them a ll! the out. H o w does he do it? ranks o f In 1858 he broke from to, and that the party he belonged

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Adol phu s Skinner, the abov e-men ti oned p ro se c ut ing a t t o r n e y lor the G o v e r n m e n t , and thus f o r m e d a n d p l a g i a r i z e d t he n a m e o f the A nc ie nt and M y s t i c a l O r d e r of Rosae Crucis, i.e., Rosy Cross, for his own unlawful use in connection with his wholly spurious ent erpri se ?
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o f

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o sy

ross

w h o le creed united alm ost to a man to crush him H o w did it result ? H e stood firm er and rose At this h igher than e v e r ! ow n ed in the w o rld . W a i t and s e e ! W h e n c e the p ow er ?

v e ry m om ent he stands lite r a lly stripped o f all he H o w lo n g w ill he stay so?

M r . Lewis claims and swea rs in his affidavit ( E xh i b i t C ) t h a t A. M . O. R. C. has used t he n a me o r t e r m " T c m p h o f t h e Rosy C r o s s continuously in N o r t h A m e r i c a a n d in the S ta te o f P en ns yl v a n i a ' s i n c e 19 09 , and t h a t the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association, m eani ng t he R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n , has n o t used this n a m e in America o r in the State o f Pen ns yl van ia until the last five yea rs ." Search whe re we will, we ca nn ot find t he use o f T e m p l e o f n i l R o s y C r o s s in any of the A . M . O . R . C . l ite rat ure , but we do find it s tat ed time and again t h a t the Lewis o r g a n i z a t i o n is k nown only as T h e A n c i e n t a n d M y s t i c a l O r d e r R o s a e C r u c i s . If it has been used, which is ext remel y doubt ful , it is very recently. I lie s worn s t at e m e nt t h a t it has been used continuously since 1909 is a l t o ge t he r false, and it is a p p a r e n t t h a t M r . Lewis k n e w it to be false wh en he m a d e his affidavit.
U
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N o w , gen tlem en , let me c all you r attention to oth er points o f his career. O ver 1852. Ita lics ours. M y s tic a l B rotherhood. ascended tw e n ty years ago M r. R and olph was know n to be a R o sicru cia n , and in that period he the steps o f that M y s t ic a l B ro th e rh o o d , rushing past hundreds ou tstrip p in g thousands and C hieftainship o f Rosicrucians. Supreme H ig h Priest o f O rd e r and G ran d M astersh ip o f all lodges.

a m e

b y

t h e

u t h e n t i c

r d e r

o f gravb eards in the m ental race, until he attained the chieftainship o f the true Rosicrucians in A m e r ica and the isles o f the seas, and fin a lly to the Su prem e H ig h Priesth ood o f the O r d e r and G ran d M astersh ip o f the com bined lo d g e s.o f the earth lik e wise, reaching the double office through his absolute defiance o f p overty and w ealth , and persistent pur suit o f ideas a lo n e ! *

E v e n then the aut hent ic O r d e r was r e f e r r e d to an d kn own as t h a t Myst ical B r o t h e r h o o d . N o w , is it possible t h a t M r . Lew'is read this boo k and t h a t he combined the t e r ms A n c ie n t in the Rosicrucians o a t h w it h the M y s t i c a l as empl oyed by t he H o n .
* C u ri o u s L i f e o f P . B. R a n d o l p h , p a g e 73, edition 1872.

In 1871 R a nd o l ph selected F r e e m a n B. D o wd , a high initiate, t rained an d initiated into t he Sublime L hi rd u n d e r his i mme di at e supervision, to be his successor. O n Jul y 29, 1875, D r . R an do lp h passed to the Beyond, and F r e e m a n B. D o w d became, by ri ght o f succession, t he second S upr em e G r a n d M a s t e r o f t h e O r d e r in America. Several of the Council o f Seven residing in P h il ad el ph ia , the first center o f the activities of the S upr em e Council in A me r ic a , urged Do wd to establish a G r a n d L o d g e in t h a t city. Accordingly, in t he year 1878, he began the f o r m a t i o n o f a G r a n d L o d g e in P h il a d e l phia, with himself as G r a n d M a s t e r , u n d e r t he n ame a n d title o f T h e T e m p l e o f t he Rosy C r os s , an d comp let ed his t as k in 1882. W h i l e t her e he compl et ed his first book, which he published u n d e r the title o f T h e T e m p le o f the Rosy Cross. T h a t his residence was in P hi la del ph ia at t he time is s hown by t he cop yr ig ht certificate issued to him in 1 882. In 1888 D o w d established a G r a n d L o d g e o r a T e m p l e o f the

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G T e m p le o f tiie R osy C ross

Co py ri g ht o f the second edition o f 1888


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1882
C opy ri gh t o f the first edition o f T e m p l e o f t h e R o s y Supreme G r a n d M a s t e r F r e e m a n B. D o w d s activity in Phil adel phia.
Cross.

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RANDOLPH F O U N D A T IO N T H E A U T H E N T IC BODY
Rosy Cross in San Francisco, Cal iforni a. W hi l e in Cal iforni a, he r e wr ot e and g r e a tl y enl ar ged his book, The Tem ple o f the Rosy Cross , a nd the Rosy Cros s Publishing Co mp an y, o f San Francisco, Cal iforni a, was est abl ished f o r the purpos e o f publishing it and o t h e r Rosicrucian li terat ure. D o w d s activities in San Francisco arc att est ed by t he copyr ight certificate f o r t he revised second edi tion issued to him in 1888. Both o f these editions o f T he Temple o f the Rosy Cross contain the official symbol o f this phase o r degree o f the G r a n d F r at e r n i t y a symbol, by t he way, which was the escutcheon o f H o u s e of Dowd. In E v o lu tio n o f I m m o r t a li t y , wr it t en by D o w d in 1894 an d pub lished under the pen n ame o f Rosicrucia;, which he dedi cat ed to the Queen o f the Rosy Cross, in the Appendix, C h a p t e r X V I I I , he gives a comprehensi ve review o f just w h a t this association o f men is, of the p urp os es and teachings of the F r a t e r n i t y a n d the various appellations u n d er which the F r a te r ni ty , T e m p l e o r O r d e r has been known du ri ng the v ar io u s stages and ages o f its history. D u r i n g D o w d s t en ure o f office as Su preme G r a n d M a s t e r of the F r at e r n it y , the Rosicrucian title o r appellation, T h e T e m p le of the Rosy Cross, wa s so generally used t h a t it became p r o mi n en t and was well and general ly known. O f this t her e can be no mistake. It is an established fact beyond the pale o f cont roversy. Ho we v er , it is an appell ati on which h as been used by the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a tion since 1856-58 t o t he present time. T o show the continuity o f the R a nd ol p h F o un d a t i o n , we next consider Paul T y n e r and his activity in its behalf. In 1897 Paul T y n e r was st at ioned in De nver , Co lo rad o, and in connection with his wo rk there he e di t ed a n d published, t h r o u g h the T e m p l e Pub lishing Comp any , the mon thly mag az ine, T h e T e m p l e , devoted to higher human culture, spiritual science and the phi losophy o f the Rosy Cross. In this magaz in e, J ul y issue, 1897, beginning with page 56, a complete man ife st o of the T e mp l e, O r d e r , F r a t e r n i t y and B r o t h e r hood, giving an outline o f its work, aims, phi los ophy and culture, was published. T h i s was a u t ho r i t at i v e because it was p r e p a r e d by F r e e ma n B. D o w d , u n de r his initiate n a m e : Rosicrucia. T h e article is too l engt hy to be r ep rod uce d in its entirety.* Onl y a
* T h i s manifesto is found complete in the hook, " T h e F r a te r n ity

HAS E X C L U S I V E

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portion will be r e pr int ed here.

W e quote as fol lows :

Each age calls to r restatem ents o f truth, espe c ia lly adapted to its understanding and use, and the present .age is-n o exception. den fro m T h a t w h ich was h id from its o u t The the ign oran t and vicious under symbols

and figures in the past is em ergi ig

g ro w n shell so that he w h o runs m ay read.

v e il o f Isis has become a m isty clou d , destined to disappear in the broader lig h t o f the c om in g cen tury, and w h ile the R osy C ross has its lodges, pass Lodges, pass w ord s and signs. Order. w o rd s and signs, these e xtern al form s are regarded w ith in d ifferen ce by the gen u in e Rosicrucian. w h o is aw a re that he can becom e a co m p le te epitom e o f ih e O r d e r only th ro u gh d ev elop m e n t o f its p r in c i ples w ith in h im self. W h i l e the R osy Cross has no creeds or dogm as to w h ich the initiate m ust subscribe, there are c e r Rosicrucians. B ro th erh o o d of M a n . tain principles w h ich a ll true R osicrucians accept. A m o n g them is b e lief in im partial F atherhood of G o d and the U n ive rs a l B roth erh ood o f M a n , thus rec o gn izin g the unity o f sp irit in nil m anifestations o f life.

In t he Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , edited a n d published by S. C. Gould, M a n c h e s t e r , N . H . , we find the fol lowi ng s t a t e m e n t on page 172 o f the Jul y issue, 1907 :
T em p le o f Rosy Cross. T e m p le o f the R osy Cross. H im o f the G r e a t Soul, L o f t y H e a r t is the D o o r. T h e D o o r o f the M in d and L o v in g T e m p le w as at Buckley, Iroqu ois C ou n ty, Illin ois. T h e S o u l; its P ow ers, M i

grations and T ra n s m ig ra tio n s , is the title of a hook w r itte n by F . B. D o w d , w h ich is an exposition o f T em p le o f the Rosy Cross. Brotherhood o f Rosicrucians. many o f the tenets and aspirations o f the T e m p le o f the Rosy C ross. B roth erh ood o f Rosicrucians. T h is F ra tern ity existed in N e w E n glan d d u rin g the '60's and d o w n into the 7 0 s, and w as presided o v e r by Paschal B e v e rlv R a n d o lp h .

In 1908 the m a g a z i n e T h e Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d was c o m bined with the m a ga z i ne The In it i a t e s :

0 / the R o s ic rv -

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present monograph.

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HAS EXCLUSIVE R IG H T TO USE OF NAMES which has been published since t h a t time until 1930, wh e n publica tion was suspended t e m p o r a r i l y on account o f t he depression. Ever y issue of t h a t m a g a z i n e be a rs testimony o f the continuous use of all Rosicrucian names, t erms, titles and a ppe ll ati ons by t he R a n dolph Fo un d at i on . T h e w r i t e r s connection with the F r a t e r n i t y da te s f r o m the y e a r 1896 as a neophyte. Our. public w o r k s t ar t e d with t he publication of The Philosophy o f F i r e as an exposition o f t he p hi l os ophy of the F r at e r n it y , first published and c opyr ight ed 1907. T h i s wa s followed by the publication o f T h e Rosicrucians, T h e i r Teachings, first published in 1903, a nd The Fra tern ity o f the Rosicrucians, first copyr ight ed and published in 1906. In t he t w o w o r k s last above mentioned, cont ai ni ng a republication o f all the p r i o r public mani fest oes o f the G r a n d M a s t e r s o f the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n , is to be found evidence in abu nda nce which o ve r wh el mi ngl y and completely establishes the p rio r use by the R a n d o l p h F o u n d a t i o n in A m er i c a of the aut hent ic O r d e r o f all Rosicrucian t erms, titles, names and appellations, and at the same time completely an d o v e r whelmingly p roves cver.y claim u n d e r oat h o r o ther wi se m a d e by M r . Lewi s concerning the r i ght to use any Rosicrucian names o r appellations to be absolutely false and without t he slightest j us tification.

THE INITIATES
A Rosicrucian Magazine
VOL,

A P R I L , 1908

NO. I

OFFICIAL ORGAN OF

Reproducti on o f t he cover o f T h e I n i t i a t e s , giving d at e of issue and the use o f the n am e o r title T i i e R o s i c r u c i a n B r o t h e r hood. T h e insignia s ho w t h a t this ma ga z in e was the official o r ga n o f the various phases o f the Rose Cross, the H e r m e t i c B rot herhood, the Militia and the Osirians.

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In 1902, two years a f t e r R. Swi nburne C ly me r became a full member o f the H e r m e t ic B ro th e rh o o d , he p r e p a r e d a n d published a book on the i nner teachings o f the old Mystics, H e r m e t i c s and Rosicrucians. T h e copies o f b ook filed wi t h the L i b r a r i a n of C o n gress, C o p y r i g h t Office, v er i fy this s tat ement . T h i s wa s t hi rt een years b ef ore the A. M . O. R. C., an H . Spencer Lewis creation, came into existence.

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T h i s cop yr ig ht certificate, d a t e d A u g u s t 17, 1909, six years be fore H . Spencer L ew is a n d his A. M . O. R. C. b ecame active, shows t h a t the exoteric p a r t o f the ritual o f the Illuminati, a n d o f the degrees o f the Il luminat i Rose Cross, was filed with the Li br ar i an o f Congress, C o p y r i g h t Office. M r . Lewis did not hesitate f o r a m oment to p l ag i ar iz e these names o r titles when he f or me d his o rg anizat ion.

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J lie t hi rd edition o f the t ext book o f the F r a te r ni ty , T h e RosiT h e i r T e a c h i n g s , was published J u n e 10, 1910, and filed with the L i b r a r i a n o f Congress, C o p y r i g h t Office, Tune 15. 1910. T h i s book cont ai ned practically all o f t he man if e st oe s issued by the O r d e r d u ri n g its activities in A mer ic a. T h e publication of this book, which was placed in ma ny libraries, indicates the con tinuous activity o f the F r at e r n i t y .
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Kline Building 20 8-210 W a l n u t Street H a r r i s b u r g , Pa. A p ri l 19, 19.34


f V m . S. Snyder C. B. M i l l e r Geo. Ross H u l l A rthur I i . H u ll Scott S. L eih y G eorge H . H a f e r

said n ames are the s ame o r d e c e p t i v e ^ s imilar t o- th e n ames used and a d o p t e d f o r many years by t he Ancient and M y s t i c a l O r d e r Rosae Crucis. W e also wish to p ro t e s t aga ins t the r egis ter ing o f certain em blems o r m a r k s by the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association, which ar e the same or deceptively similar t o certain embl ems or m a r k s used by the Ancient and Myst ical O r d e r R os ae Cruci s; a nd in s u p p o r t of said p ro t e s t file herewi th an affidavit o f H . Spencer Lewis, I mp er a tor of the S upreme G r a n d L o d g e o f the Ancient and M y st ic a l O r der Ros ae Crucis, at t ac hed to which affidavit are p h o t o s t a t i c cop ies o f emblems used by the Ancient and Mystical O r d e r Rosae C r u cis and have been used by said O r d e r f or man y years. Y o u r s ver y truly,
Sn yd er , M iller, H u ll
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By Scott S. Leiby.

Enc.

In r e : Ancient and M y s t ic a l O rd e r Rosae Crucis. H o n . Ri chard J. Beamish, Secret ary of the C o mm o n w e a l t h , H a r r i s b u r g , Pennsyl vani a. Dear S i r : * .*V

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W e wish to file f o r m a l pr ot es t to the regist eri ng o f the follow ing names, to wi t : T e m p l e o f the Rosy Cross, Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , Rosicrucian O r de r , B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy Cross, applications f o r which have been filed by t he Royal F r a t e r n i t y As sociation, and in s u p p o r t o f said p r o t e s t file her ewi th the affidavit of FI. Spencer Lewis, I m p e r a t o r o f t he Supreme G r a n d L o d g e of the Ancient an d Mys ti cal O r d e r Ros ae Crucis, f o r t he reason that

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its vol uminous l iterat ure, wri ti ngs 2nd ^cachings, used the names and t er ms o f Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , Rosicrucian O r d e r " and T h e B r o t h e r h o o d of the Rosy C r o s s ; T h a t the o r g a n i z a t i o n o f which the affiant is the h e a d is com monly called, t h r o u g h o u t the U n i t e d States, the Rosicrucian O r d e r and the Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , and the m e m b e r s of the sub ordinate lodges of. the Rosicrucian O r d e r com mo nl y r e f e r to the orga ni zat i on as the Rosicrucian O r d e r or the Rosicrucian B r o t h e r hood ; I he t e r m " B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy C r o s s " is m o r e o f a t r a n s lation of the L a t i n t e r m and is not as commonl y used as t he t e r ms Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d and Rosicrucian O r d e r , but is used on the l i te rat ur e o f this o rg a ni z a t i o n , and the t e r m is identical with the purposes and history o f this o r g a n i z a t i o n ; T h a t t he Royal F r a t e r n i t y Association has been putting, out lit er ature o f var ious kinds f o r the p a s t fifteen y ea rs o r t h er e ab ou t s, but t h a t said o r g a n i z a t i o n has not used t he t er ms Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , " Rosicrucian O r d e r " o r T h e B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy C r o s s " in its l i t e r a t u r e until the past y e a r a n d a h a l f o r t wo years; T h a t to p er mi t said Royal F r a t e r n i t y Associ ati on to reserve unto itself the use o f these t h ree names wo ul d onlv cause con fusion with the use o f these names by the o r g a n i z a t i o n o f which affiant is the head and would cause confusion in the minds o f the members o f this o r ga n iz a ti o n. Subscribed a nd sworn to b ef or e me this 14th day of April, 1934. C. C. C o t t r e l l . N o t a r y Public in a nd f o r the C o u n t y II. S p e n c e r L e w i s . of Santa C l a ra , S tat e o f C al iforni a.

EX H IBIT B
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H . S p e n c e r L e w is , being first duly sworn, deposes and says: T h a t he is the I m p e r a t o r o f the Supreme G r a n d L o d g e of the Ancient and M y s ti ca l O r d e r Rosae Crucis; T h a t the t er ms Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d , " Rosicrucian O r-1 d e r and T h e B r o t h e r h o o d of the Rosy Cr os s " ar e all similar names and t e rm s t h a t describe the Rosicrucian O r d e r ; T h e t e r m B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy C r o ss " is merely the ex p lanat ion o f the L a t i n an d is the Eng li sh equivalent o f the Lat in term ; T h e o t h e r t wo t erms, Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d " an d Rosicru cian O r d e r , ar e t e r ms t h a t h ave been continuously used to de scribe the Rosicrucian o r g a n iz a ti o n in the U n i t e d States o f A m e r ica and t h r o u g h o u t the w o r l d ; T h a t the Supreme G r a n d L o d g e o f A. M . O. R. C., the Rosi crucian O r d e r , was actually s t a rt ed in the U n i t e d States o f A m e r ica in the y ea r 1909 and o p e r a t e d f o r a considerable time u n d e r the name o f the Ancient a nd M y st ic a l O r d e r o f R os ae Crucis of N o r t h America, which o r g a n i z a t i o n was consolidated i nt o T h e Supreme G r a n d L o d g e o f A. M . O. R. C., the Rosicrucian O r d e r , when the same was i n c o rp or a te d in the y ea r 1926; A T h a t the S upreme G r a n d L o d g e o f A. M . O. R. C'., the Rosicru cian O r d e r , is a l arge o rg a ni za ti o n havi ng subo rdi nat e lodges t h r o u g h o u t the U n i t e d States, with t wo s u bo rd in at e lodges in the State o f Pennsylvania, the F ir st L o d g e o f Pen ns yl van ia o f A. M. O. R. C. being at P i t ts b ur gh , a nd the D e l t a L o d g e o f A. M . O. R. C. at P hi ladel phia, an d has a C h a p t e r at Readi ng, Pennsylvania.and these s u bo rdi na te bodies have a p p r ox im a te ly sixteen hundred to two thousand members , and in addi t ion t h e r e t o the Supreme G r a n d L o d g e of A. M . O. R. C. has a l arge membershi p-at -l arge in the State o f Pennsyl vani a, consisting of a pp ro xi ma te ly 3000 m em be r s; T h a t since the y e a r of 1909, in Amer ic a, the o rg a n i z a t i o n of which affiant is the h e a d has continuously and repeatedly, in all of

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Grand L o d g e o f the Ancient a n d Mys ti cal O r d e r R os ae Crucis. Subscribed and sworn to bef on* me this 14th day of April, 1934. < C. C. C o t t r e l l . N o t a r y Public in and f o r the Co un ty H. S p e n c e r L e w is . of S a n ta Cl ara, State of C al i for ni a.

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H . S p e n c e r L e w i s , being first duly sworn, deposes and says: T h a t the n a m e uT e m p l e o f the Rosy C r o s s is a n ame long con nected with the Rosicrucian history, d a t i n g back to ancient times; t h a t the t er m has been used by the Sup reme G r a n d L o d g e of A. M . O. R. C., the Rosicrucian O r d e r , and the o r g a n i z a t i o n t h a t i mme diately p re ced ed it in N o r t h America, t he Ancient and Mystical O r d e r Ros ae Crucis o f N o r t h Amer ic a, continuously in N o r t h Amer ic a a n d in t he S t a te o f Pennsyl vani a since 1909, a nd has been used in the S tat e o f Pennsyl vani a since the o r g a n i z a t i o n o f the F ir s t L o d g e o f P enns yl vani a o f A. M . O. R. C. in P i t t s bu rg h , in 1916, and o f t he D e l t a L o d g e of A. M . O. R. C. at P hil adel phia in 191 7; t h a t the S up rem e G r a n d L o d g e o f A. M . O. R. C. has said two s u bo rd i na te lodges in Pennsyl vani a and one C h a pt er , lo cated at Readi ng, Pennsyl vani a, with a pp r ox im at el y t wo thou san d members, as well as a l arge membershi p-at -l arge, all o f which sub ord in at e bodies a nd member s- at -l ar ge use the t e r m T e m p l e of the Rosy C r o s s ; T h a t the t e r m is used continuously in t he l i te r a t u r e o f the o r gani zat ion o f which affiant herein is the head, and t h a t it would be very confusing an d mi sleadi ng to p er mi t the re servat ion o f this name to the Royal F r a t e r n i t y Associ ati on; . T h a t the Ro ya l F r a t e r n i t y Association has not used this n am e in America or in the Stat e o f Pennsyl vani a until t h e ' l a s t live years, and to the kn owl ed g e o f affiant has not used it in its l i te rat ur e in America except within the p ast two y e a r s ; t h a t this t e r m has been used by the o r g a n i z a t i o n of which affiant is the h e a d in all its lit e r at u re in Am er ic a f r o m t he y ea r 1909 on down t o t he present- d a t e and is now being us ed in the State o f Penns yl vani a and in lit er a tu re going to member s- at -l ar ge in the S tat e o f Pennsylvania and to the subordi nat e bodies o f this o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d has been con tinuously so used in the su bord in at e bodies in Pennsyl vani a since about the y ea r 1915. T h a t said H . Spencer Lewis is the I m p e r a t o r o f the Supreme v

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B ro th e rh o o d B
e f o r e t h e

a n d

T e m p le

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R osy

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t h e

T h e

F r a t e r n it a t is

R o s a e -C ru c is a n d O rd e r

C O M M O N VV E A 1, T 11 O F P E N N S Y L V A N I A

R o sic ru c ia n

B r o th e r h o o d

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In r e : Appl icat ions f o r re gi st ra ti on of N a m e , T i t l e o r Desi gna ti on by association, o r d e r or fr at erni ty , u nd er the provisions o f the Ac t o f M a y 16, 1923, P. L. 246.

under which business is being done o r o p er a ti o ns conducted. On A pr il 19, 1 9 3 4 / was filed wi t h t he S ecr et ar y o f t h e C o m m o n wealth by Mes srs . Snyder, M i l le r , Hu ll and H u l l, a t t o r n e y s f or H. Spencer Lewis, I m p e r a t o r o f the Sup reme G r a n d L o d g e o f the Ancient and Mys tic al O r d e r R os ae Crucis, a p r o t e s t a ga ins t t he registration of the fol lowi ng n am es , , v i z . : T e m p l e o f the Rosy Cross Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d Rosicrucian O r d e r B r o t h e r h o o d o f the Rosy Cros s

B T R

r o t h e r h o o d h e

a n d

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o f

t h e

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ross

r a t e r n it a t is

o s a e

r u c is

o s ic r u c ia n

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a n d

r d e r

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B r i e f o f Applicants

alleging t h a t they are the s ame or deceptively similar to the names used and a d o p t e d f o r m an y years by the Ancient a nd Mys ti cal O r der Rosae Crucis.'' T h e Secr et ary o f t he C o m m o n w e a l t h accordingly fixed a h e a ri n g upon the objections to the r eg is tr at io n o f the names a pp li ed for.

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H ISTO RY OF T H E A P P L IC A N T
,

Quakertown, P a . ;
CHAS. H . H
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H a r r i s b u r g , Pa.,
Attorneys.

H ISTO R Y OF T H E CASE
T h e F r a t e r n i t y o f the Rosicrucians ( O r d e r o f the Rose Cross an u ni ncorp or at ed association, society o r or de r , its activities bein frat ernal, philosophical, met aphysi cal and religious, non-sectariai has present ed l o r r e gi s t r a t i o n with the S ecr et ary o f the Commo i

T h e O r d e r o f the Rose Cros s o r Rosicrucian O r d e r w as s t a r t e d in America in the y e a r 1856-58 by D r . P. B. R an d ol p h, o f Boston, M ass., wh o subsequently t her et o, in 1871, co py ri gh te d a n d p ub lished his book R a v a le tte , deali ng wi th T h e Rosicruci ans. In Pennsyl vani a the F r at e r n i t y , O r d e r and B r o t h e r h o o d o f the ^Rose Cross, o r Rosy Cross, o r Rosicrucians, has existed u n d e r the present jurisdiction since a bo ut the y e a r 1878. T h e volume T h e Rosicrucians, T h e ir Teachings was published by the p r e s e n t G r a n d M a s t e r o f t he O r d e r in t he y e a r 1903. The Fra tern ity o f the Rosicrucians was co py r ig ht e d a nd p ub lished in the y e a r 1906.
crucian B ro th e rh oo d , The In itia te s," and in 1911 titled " W h o Is a Rosicrucian ? " .

In 1908 was published a mon t hl y m ag a z i n e ent it led T h e R o s i a vol ume en


F r a t e r n it y o f t h e R o sic ru c ia n s

On M a y 12, 1927, the title

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( O r d e r o f t h e R o s e C r o s s ) was p r e - em p t ed by the respondent association in P enns yl vani a by regist eri ng such name with the Sec r e ta r y o f the C o m m o n w e a l t h , u nder the provisions o f the Act of M a y 16, 1923 ( E x h i b i t A ) . F ro m the ab ov e references it is p a t e n t t h a t the appl icant association since the y e a r 1'871 has con tinuously and u n i fo rm l y used in its w o r k the t er ms F r a t e r n i t y of the Rosicrucians, O r d e r o f the Rose Cross, B r o t h e r h o o d a nd Templ e of the Rosy Cross, the F r a t e r n i t a t i s Ros ae Crucis, Rosicrucian B r o t h e r h o o d and O r d e r and similar va r ia t io ns in the designation o f its order, association o r f rat erni ty, whi ch it found convenient to use in its activities.

HAS E X C L U S I V E

R J G H T T O USE OF N A M E

App li can t lately f ound it advisable to regis ter its various names o r appellations in Pennsyl vani a, owing to the fact t h a t ot hers were a tt em pt i ng to a p p r o p r i a t e the same or similar n ames in t hei r ac tivities t o the d e t r i m e n t o f applicant. Accordingly, applications were p re sen ted to the S ecr et ary of the C o m m o n w e a l t h f o r regis t rat ion of the t h re e names above r e f e r r e d to.

Section 4. T h e S e c r et ar y o f the C o m m o n w e a l t h shall keep a properly indexed r ecord o f t he r eg is tra tion s a n d cancellations ot registrations p ro vi d ed f o r in this act: Section 5. N o c h a r t e r shall be g r a n t e d to ajiy p r o p o s e d c o r p o ration o f the first class unless a t t he time t he petition t h e r e f o r is filed, a n d b ef o re t he*adve rt is ement t h er e of , t h er e shall be attached/ to the petition a certificate f r o m t he Secr et ary o f t he C o m m o n wealth, showing t h a t the n ame a d o p t e d by the p e ti t io ne r s f o r the proposed c o r p o r a t i o n has been filed a n d r e cor de d in his office, and a f u r th e r certificate f r om t h a t officer that a search o f his records fails to disclose any conflict bet ween the n a me o f t he p r o p o s e d cor poration and any o t h e r name, title or desi gnat ion r e g i s t e r e d P U R
SUANT HERETO. . . .

ARGUMENT
T h e application f o r t he t h r e e o r g a n i z a t i o n n ames o r titles is made u n d e r Section 1 o f the A c t o f M a y 16, 1923, ab ov e cited, the organizations not being i nco rp o ra te d. T h e act was passed for the p ur p o s e o f affording any associa tion, society, o rd e r, f ou nda ti on, f e d er a t i o n o r o r g a n i z a t i o n o r any Pennsylvania c o r p or at i on o f the first class t h e r e t o f o r e c h a r te re d , a means o f regist eri ng a nd p r ot ec t in g the name, title o r desi gnat ion under which it was doi ng business o r op er at ing . Section 1 o f the act p ro v i d e d t h a t t he n am e should first be reg i s t e r e d a f t e r which the s ame should be p r o t ec t e d as p r o v i d e d in Section 2 by t he fol lowi ng w o r d s : n o r shall any r e gi st ra t ion u n d e r the provisions o f this act be m a d e f o r any association . . . havi ng a name, title o r desi gnat ion si mil ar t o o r i mi ta ti n g o r so n ea r ly r e sembling as to be calculated to deceive, o r using any name, title o r designation, S O r e g i s t e r e d , w i t h o u t the consent o f the regis trant ; &c. Section 4 o f the act p r ov i de s t h a t the S ecr et ary o f t he C o m m o n wealth shall keep an indexed record o f t he r eg is t ra ti ons and can cellations/ Section 5 (which is now s up er se ded by Section 202 an d Section 204 o f the N o n- P ro f it C o r p o r a t i o n L a w ) p r o v i d e d f o r t he a p p r o priation o f title by a p r o p o s e d first-class c o r p o r a t i o n and r equir ed a certificate t h a t the n ame a d o p t e d has been filed and r ecord ed in his office a n d t h a t a search o f his records fails t o disclose anv conflict between the n ame o f t he p r o po s e d c o r p or at i on an d any o t h e r name,

TH E LAW
Regi st rat ion ol the t h re e names o r titles is s ou gh t u n de r the provisions o f the Ac t o f As sembl y o f M a y 16, 1923, P. _L. 246, being A c t N o . 160, entitled A n Act to p r o vi d e f or the r e gis tra tion and prot ect ion o f names, titles o r des ignat ions o f associations, societies, orders, foundations, federati ons, o r g a n iz a ti o ns and co r po ra ti o ns o f the first class. It is p ro vi d ed by Section 1 of t he act T h a t any association, society, order, foundation, federation o r any corp o ra tio n o f the first class h e re to fo re chartered under the laws o f this. C o m m o n wealth may regis ter wi th the Secret ary o j t he C o m m o n w e a l t h the name, title or desi gnat ion u n d e r which he, t hey or it are doing business or o p e r a t i n g : . . . Section 2. H e r e a f t e r no c h a r t e r shall be g r a n t e d t o any cor porati on o f the first class, nor shall any registration under the p ro visions o f this act be made f o r any association, society, ord er, foun dation, fe dera ti on o r o r g a n i z a t i o n having-a name , title o r designa tion similar to o r im ita tin g o r so nearly resembling as to be cal culated to deceive, or using any name, title o r designation so r e g i s t e r e d wi th ou t the consent o f the r e g i s t r a n t : . . .

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title o r d es ignat ion registered pursuant he re to , &c.' . . . F ro m the w o r d i n g o f the act, t h er e fo re , it is cont ended by the applicants t h a t t h er e is no a ut hor it y in the Secret ary o f the Com mo nwea lt h to e n t e r ta in p ro tes ts generally to the r e gis tra tion of a title by any association, society or o r ga n iz a ti o n, but t h a t he might possibly en ter tai n p rot es t s only as to such as have already regis-i lered with him u nde r the provisions o f the act; t h a t unless he finds t h at the n ame o r title o f the applicant is similar to o r imitating or so nearly r esembli ng as to be calculated to deceive,, o r using a name, title or d es ign at i on " already registered and appearing upon his record o f registrations , u nder the provi si ons o f the above act, he is wi t ho ut a u t h o r i t y to en ter tai n any objection f r o m a non r e gi st ra n t an d he should accordingly re gi st er the title submitted. It is respectfully s ubmi tt ed t h a t t here is no a ut h o r i t y in the above o r any o t h e r Act o f Assembly for the S ecr et ary o f the Co mmo n wealth, aside f r om his records, to pass general ly upon the rights of contending par ti es to the use o f a p ar ti cu la r name o r title, but that such questions must be left entirely to the d e t er m i na t i o n o f the courts. Appl icant s respectfully call the at tent i on of t he D e p a r t m e n t to the fact t h a t the p r o t e s t filed does n ot object t o the identical names sought to be regist ered, t here being a decided var iat ion between the names listed in the p r ot es t and those appl ied for. F r o m a search o f the official records it is c ont ende d t h a t 1. P r o t e s t a n t has n ot h e r e t ob ef or e r egis ter ed its name, title or designation u n d er the above act. 2. I h at t h er e has been no a p pr o p r i a t i on by r egi st ra ti on o f the identical names, titles o r desi gnat ions applied f o r by applicants. 3. I hat a search o f the records will not show r egis trat ion o f any name, title o r designation, imitative o r so nearly resembling as to be calculated to deceive, o r similar to the t h re e titles for which regist rat ion is applied. 4. T h a t , consequently, the Secret ary o f the Common weal t h should, as p ro v i d e d by the above act, r e g is t er the t hree names, titles or designations as here pre sen ted b>> the applicants. Ev e n t ho ug h the Secr et ary o f the C o m m o n w e a l t h may not agree with the above a r g u m e n t t h a t t h er e is no discretion in the matter, it is respectfully s ubmi tt ed t h a t u n d er t he practice existing for m a n y years in t he D e p a r t m e n t , go ver ni ng t he g r a n t i n g of corpo rate and o t h er titles, the above names are n o t objectionable, and t h a t und er such practice t h er e is no similarity between the titles

HAS

EXCLUSIVE

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TO

USE

OF

NAMES

applied f o r and those o f the p r o t e s t a n t which w o ul d cause c o nf u sion, a n d t h at such titles ar e not si mil ar to those o f the p ro tes t an t, or imitative, or so nearly r es embli ng. as to be calculated to deceive. In addi ti on it is cont ended t h a t t he t i t l e s applied f o r ar e p r i o r in use in the applicants as is above set f o r t h in "the H i s t o r y o f the Applicant h e r e t o f o r e recited, . . . r e f e r r i n g specifically to the work T h e Rosicrucians, T h e i r T e a c h i n g s , " published by D r . R. Swinburne Clymer, G r a n d M a s t e r o f t he O r d e r , in the y e a r 1003; to the U. S. cop yr ig ht o f the title o f pri nt o r pictorial illustration of Knights o f the Rose a n d Cross, Exh ib it B, issued in the yea r 1913; to his co pyr ight of the work T h e F r a t e r n i t y o f t he Rosi crucians," issued in Sept ember, 1906, all o f which a p p e a r and are r eferr ed to in the H i s t o r y o f the Appl icant on page 2 o f this br ief (Exhibits B and C ). Applicants also call specially to the a tt ent i on o f the Secr et ary that p o r t io n o f Section 1 of the above Act, which p ro vi d es that any association, society, o r de r , f ou nd at ion , f e d e r a t i o n o r any c o r
poration o f the first class h e re to fo re chartered under the laws oj the C om m onw ealth may r eg is ter with the Se cr e ta ry o f t he C o m

monwealth the name, style o r desi gnat ion u n d e r which he, t hey o r it are doi ng business o r oper at i ng. . . ." It is respectfully sub mi tt ed t h a t the p ro t e s t a n t , t he Supreme Grand L o d g e of the Ancient an d M y st ic a l O r d e r R o s ae Crucis, the Rosicrucian O r d e r , a p p e a r s to be a c o r p or a t i o n o f the Stat e o) California, p o we r o f a t t o r n e y a n d s t a t em en t ha vi ng been filed by it as a foreign c o r p or at i on u n d er the Act o f J u n e 8, 1911, P. I.. 710, the s ame being filed in t he office of the Secr et ary o f t he C o m m o n wealth on the 2 4t h day o f Sept ember , 1934. U n d e r t he t e r ms o f Section 1 of the Act o f M a y 16, 1923, the p r o t e s t a n t c o r p o r a t i o n could not regist er its title u n d e r the provi si ons o f said Act, it not being any c or por at i on of t he first class h e r e t o f o r e c h a r t e r e d u nd er the laws o f this C o m m o n w e a l t h . " N o t being eligible to r egis ter under this statute, it is s ubmi tt ed t h a t it should have no s t a n d i n g to come in and object to the r e g is t ra t io n by a P enns yl vani a associa tion desi ri ng to avail itself o f the pr ot ec ti on o f the act is afforded by the first section th ere of. Respectfully submitted,

C . W illia m Freed C h a s, H . H o llin g e r


Attorn e y s f o r Applicants.

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C l a s s A. XXc. No.

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.


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P ennsylvania, ss: I D O H E R E B Y C E R T I F Y . That

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K c it remembered,
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the name, .title or designation

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cross

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, hath deposited in this Office the title o f a


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nas this day filed and recorded in this office as the title of a proposed corporation of the first visions of the Act, entitled " A n tion and protection of names, tions, societies, orders, class in accordance with the pro Act to provide for the registra or designations federations, of associa organisations

B ook, the title o f which is in the following words, to wit:

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u t \4 .s n u A i c .* - 0

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foundations,

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and corporations, of the first c l a s s , " approved May 16th, 1923, and that a search of the betveen records of thi3 office fail3 to disclose any titlo and any other name, title or

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conflict

the aforesaid

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heretofore

registered under the provisions of the said

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T E S T IM O N Y h e re u n to s et

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the tight whereof

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claim \ as author

and proprietor

in conformity

with the taws of the United States respecting Copyrights.

th e seal o f the S ecre ta ry 's

Office to fflc c ot tbe W ejlatcr o f Copyrlobts.

be a ffixed, the day and y f a r above ir r ilte n .

m sebtngtaa, St. C.

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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E x h ib it C
Exhibit "C"

Copyright Office of tbc Wniteh States of Hmcvica

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R E G IS T R A T IO N

C E R T IF IC A T E O F C O P Y R IG H T

tlbls ta to Certify,

in conformity with section 55 ol the Act to Amend and Consolidate the

Acts respecting Copyright, approved March 4. 1*09, as amended by the A c t approved March 2, 1913, that T W O copies of the P R IN T O R PICTO RIAL ILLU STR ATIO N named herein have been deposited in this Office under the provisions of the A ct of 1*09, and that registration of a claim to copyright for the first term of twentyeight years from the date of publication of said print or .pictorial Illustration has been duly made in the name of -f t whose address is _ Q&* U u claimant of copyright,

.___________________________ ; the title of

the print or pictorial illustration registered is

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- ; the author is a citizen of ' I m a a X c A . 'fctXAXaou; . is . , ; the date of publication \ 'i u t- x x x A i v , a,

1913; two copies were received% haa< *vtu.-_I .l______ _ 1 9 i3 , / 0 .

and registration has been made as Class K , X X e ., N o ..

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