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PRONUNZIAMENTO

ROSICRUCIAN ORDER
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PROLEGOMENON
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The contents of this Pronunziamento are particularly related to the subject
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ceived. However, as that Degree contained a considerable amount of material,
including also another Pronunziamento, we are therefore including this one
with this Degree.
This Pronunziamento-refers to the latest findings of science and its theories
with regard to one of the greatest of modern mysteries. Also, as you will note,
it will confirm several fundamental Rosicrucian principles.
The compiler of this Pronunziamento. as are the compilers of all the Pro-
nunziamentos, is a member of our I nternational Rosicrucian Research Council.
This particular Frater is an eminent physicist and engineer, and he writes with
authority on this subject. He has tried to reduce this fascinating but technical
subject to as simple terms as possible.
We would like to add that the members of the Research Council perform
their work gratuitously as a service to the Order. It is from such material as
this that the work of the Order progresses not only in the realm of philosophy,
metaphysics, and mysticism, but in the sciences and arts as well.
(I . R. C. No. 8)
(The Latin phrase Cagilo, ergo sum on the cover is from the famous statement by the French
philosopher Descartes which means I think, therefore l am.)
Pronunziamento Three- A M OR C The Rosicrucian Order
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ANTI - MATTER
I n r ecent year s t her e has come t o publ i c at t ent i on t he wor d
ant i - mat t er , t hat whi ch i s st at ed t o be opposi t e t o mat t er as we know
i t . Many t echni cal abst r act s have been wr i t t en upon t he subj ect by
ast r onomer s, physi ci st s, and chemi st s. What do t he Rosi cr uci ans say of
t hi s i mpor t ant subj ect , and can i t be r el at ed t o our Rosi cr uci an t each
i ngs concer ni ng t he nat ur e and st r uct ur e of mat t er ?
As we have r el at ed el sewher e, t he Rosi cr uci an Or der has an I nt er na
t i onal Resear ch Counci l consi st i ng of member s who ar e emi nent i n t he
var i ous sci ences. These member s cont i nue t o add t o our f ont of Rosi
cr uci an t eachi ngs as di d t he l ear ned mast er s and vener abl es of t he past .
An emi nent Fr at er has pr epar ed f or us t echni cal l y cor r ect and si mpl y
pr esent ed f act s expl ai ni ng t he subj ect of ant i - mat t er wi t h whi ch ever y
Rosi cr uci an shoul d be acquai nt ed. Al so, you wi l l see i n t he r eadi ng
and st udyi ng of t hese f act s how sever al of our basi c concept s and l aws
r egar di ng t he nat ur e of mat t er and i t s f undament al essence ar e sub
st ant i at ed by t hese l at est f i ndi ngs.
I n Pr i ncet on Uni ver si t y t hey t el l t he f ol l owi ng anecdot e about
Dr . Edwar d Tel l er , t he br i l l i ant but none- t oo- popul ar desi gner of t he
hydr ogen bomb:
One day Dr . Tel l er was ponder i ng on t he capabi l i t y of mat t er pl us
ant i - mat t er t o t r ansf or mt hei r ent i r e mass i nt o f r ee ener gy, not j ust a
smal l f r act i on l i ke t hat set f r ee by ur ani umf i ssi on or hydr ogen
f usi on. What a wonder f ul l y ef f i ci ent and power f ul nucl ear bomb t hi s
woul d make, he t hought ! I mmer sed i n deep cont empl at i on he dozed of f
and was ar oused by a vi si t or who announced hi msel f as Ant i - Tel l er .
The i nt r uder r esembl ed Dr . Tel l er l i ke an i dent i cal t wi n, or,
r at her , l i ke hi s mi r r or i mage; t hat i s, hi s hai r was par t ed on t he
opposi t e, or r i ght , si de; hi s coat but t oned on t he l ef t , and he was
l ef t - handed.
The t wo men began a di scussi on, and bei ng of t he same f i er y t emper
ament but of di amet r i cal l y opposi t e opi ni on on al l subj ect s, t hey
ar gued vi ol ent l y. At l ast , a secr et and power f ul mut ual at t r act i on
over came t he di sagr eement and t hey appr oached each ot her t o shake
hands. Ther e was a t r emendous expl osi on, and bot h sci ent i st s vani shed
i n a f l ash.
Thi s pl ayf ul st or y i l l ust r at es t he pr obl ems r el at ed t o ant i
mat t er . The under l yi ng concept st at es t hat f or ever y f undament al
par t i cl e t her e exi st s anot her one of opposi t e pol ar i t y. I t must be
st at ed, however , what i s meant , f i r st by a " f undament al par t i cl e" and,
second, by " pol ar i t y. " The Rosi cr uci an t eachi ngs def i ne at oms as t he
smal l est uni t s of mat t er , and el ect r ons as t he el ement ar y uni t s or
par t i cl es ent er i ng i nt o t he composi t i on of mat t er . These t eachi ngs
di st i ngui sh bet ween el ect r ons wi t h posi t i ve and negat i ve vi br at i on
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number s, ' ' posi t i ve meani ng even number s, Modul o 9 t hat i s, havi ng an
even r esi due af t er di vi si on by 9. Conver sel y, " negat i ve means odd,
Modul o 9. Accor di ng t o t hi s def i ni t i on, pol ar i t y of vi br at i on number
means even or odd excess over mul t i pl es of ni ne.
I n Quant umphysi cs, as t aught out si de of t he Rosi cr uci an Or der , a
par t i cl e i s r egar ded as a concent r at i on of ener gy. The mass of t he
par t i cl e i s a measur e of i t s ener gy i n accor dance wi t h Ei nst ei n' s basi c
r el at i vi st i c equat i on:
ENERGY EQUALS MASS MULTI PLI ED BY THE SQUARED VELOCI TY OF LI GHT.
An " el ement ar y par t i cl e" i s one t hat has been obser ved t o r eoccur
f r equent l y and i dent i cal l y. But what about t he wor l dl y sci ent i f i c
def i ni t i on of pol ar i t y? Fi r st of al l , what t ype of pol ar i t y ar e we r e
f er r i ng t o? Ther e ar e ver y many pol ar opposi t es i n nat ur e: l i ght i s t he
opposi t e of dar kness, l i ght ness of heavi ness; hot i s t he opposi t e of
col d, smal l of bi g, aci d of al kal i , good of evi l . One sees, however ,
t hat many of t he opposi t es named above ar e scal ed pr oper t i es; t hat i s,
havi ng onl y r el at i ve pol ar i t i es. For i nst ance, l ukewar mwat er appear s
hot compar ed t o i ce but col d compar ed t o boi l i ng wat er .
The pol ar i t y most f r equent l y r ef er r ed t o i n physi cs i s t hat of
el ect r i c char ge. When obser ved on a l ar ge scal e, t hi s, t oo, i s a scal ed
or r el at i ve qual i t y. For exampl e, a 10- vol t bat t er y i s posi t i ve r el a
t i ve t o gr ound but negat i ve compar ed t o a 20- vol t bat t er y. But i n
el ement ar y par t i cl es t hi s i s di f f er ent . An el ect r on has a ver y def i ni t e
and const ant char ge, t he amount of whi ch has been measur ed many t i mes
wi t h accur acy bet t er t han one- hundr edt h of one per cent . Pol ar i t y,
t her ef or e, i n t hi s el ect r i cal sense means t he pr esence of ei t her one
posi t i ve or one negat i ve uni t of char ge.
Thi s account s f or t he maj or i t y of ant i bodi es: t he "nor mal " el ec
t r on has one negat i ve uni t . I t s ant i body, or opposi t e, cal l ed a posi
t r on by sci ence, has one posi t i ve uni t of char ge. Conver sel y, t he much
heavi er nucl eus of at oms i s nor mal l y posi t i vel y char ged. I n t he case of
t he l i ght est el ement , hydr ogen, t he at omconsi st s of one negat i ve
el ect r on buzzi ng ar ound t he posi t i ve nucl eus l i ke a mosqui t o ( wi t h a
known speed but wi t h an i ndet er mi nat e i nst ant aneous posi t i on, so t hat
i t appear s mor e l i ke a cl oud or r i ng) . The nucl eus consi st s of a si ngl e
heavy par t i cl e, cal l ed by sci ence a pr ot on, whose posi t i ve char ge i s
equal and opposi t e t o t hat of t he el ect r on so t hat t he at omappear s t o be
el ect r i cal l y neut r al . The ant i - par t i cl e of t hi s pr ot on i s t he negat i ve
uni t char ge.
I t may be not ed t hat t he "nor mal " pr ot ons and el ect r ons cor r espond
t o our Rosi cr uci an doct r i nes r egar di ng t he cent er of a "cel l " as posi
t i ve and i t s wal l as negat i ve.
Ant i - mat t er , or t he opposi t e of el ect r i cal l y char ged par t i cl es, i s
easi l y vi sual i zed. However , t her e al so exi st el ect r i cal l y neut r al
par t i cl es such as neut r ons t hat have about t he same mass as a pr ot on,
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and neut r al mesons wi t h a wei ght i nt er medi at e bet ween pr ot on and el ec
t r on. Then t her e ar e what sci ence cal l s neut r i nos whi ch have exceed
i ngl y smal l mass. I t i s cl ai med by t heor y and conf i r med by exper i ment
t hat even t hese el ect r i cal l y neut r al par t i cl es have t hei r ant i
par t i cl es. The pol ar i t y her e i nvol ved i s of a di f f er ent nat ur e. I t i s
a " spi n" t hat i s, a r i ght - handed or l ef t - handed r ot at i on. The di r ec
t i on of t he r ot at i on sense depends on t he posi t i on f r omwhi ch t he spi n
ni ng axi s i s vi ewed; what seems r i ght - handed f r omt he f r ont i s l ef t -
handed f r omt he r ear , and vi ce ver sa. Al i gnment of axi s i s t her ef or e
i nvol ved. I f t he spi n i s r el at ed or combi ned wi t h an el ect r i c char ge,
i t pr oduces magnet i smj ust as a cur r ent - car r yi ng wi r e wound ar ound an
i r on cor e pr oduces an el ect r omagnet .
Hence t he r el at i on of spi n t o magnet i c pol ar i t y i s al so r ever sed i n
ant i - par t i cl es.
A t hi r d i mpor t ant pol ar i t y i s t hat of mass. P. A. M. Di r ac, who f i r st
post ul at ed t he exi st ence of ant i - par t i cl es, vi sual i sed el ect r ons wi t h
negat i ve mass. Si nce r el at i vi t y equat es mass wi t h ener gy, t hi s i mpl i es
" negat i ve ener gy" whi ch i n t he absol ut e sense seems sel f - cont r a
di ct or y. One may, however , al so r egar d ener gy as a scal ed qual i t y. I n
such an i nt er pr et at i on a st at e of negat i ve ener gy woul d mean a r el at i ve
l ack, or r educed amount , of ener gy cont ent . Consequent l y, Di r ac as
sumed t hat t her e i s a vast , unobser vabl e, aver age l evel of ener gy i n t he
uni ver se and t hat we can onl y obser ve t he posi t i ve and negat i ve devi a
t i ons f r omt he mean, j ust as we can see t he cr est s and t r oughs of ocean
waves but not t he dept h of t he ocean beneat h t he sur f ace.
Why do we cal l one pol ar i t y t he "nor mal " par t i cl e and t he ot her an
ant i - par t i cl e? Ant i - par t i cl es occur i n nucl ear expl osi ons, i n cosmi c
r ays, and can be gener at ed i n t he bi g cycl ot r ons or "at omsmasher s" of
physi cal r esear ch i nst i t ut es. Ther ef or e, under nor mal ci r cumst ances
t hey ar e exceedi ngl y r ar e her e on ear t h and we cal l t hem" ant i
par t i cl es. " The quest i on, however , ar i ses as t o whet her t hi s i s i n
her ent i n t he nat ur e of mat t er , or acci dent al .
As i mpl i ed by t he anecdot e at t he begi nni ng of our di scour se on t hi s
subj ect , each par t i cl e has a ver y gr eat af f i ni t y f or i t s ant i - par t i cl e.
When t hey meet t hey dest r oy each ot her by t r ansf or mat i on i nt o " phot ons" ;
t hat i s, uni t s of r adi ant ener gy pr opagat i ng wi t h t he speed of l i ght .
One may vi sual i ze t hi s mut ual dest r uct i on by a pai r of f l ywheel s of
equal si ze r ot at i ng on t he same shaf t wi t h equal , but opposi t e, t r e
mendous speed of r ot at i on. I f t hey come i n cont act t hey smash each
ot her i nt o smi t her eens.
I f one sur mi ses an i ni t i al st at e i n whi ch bot h ki nds of par t i cl es
exi st ed i n near l y but not qui t e equal abundance, t hey woul d cont i nue
dest r oyi ng each ot her , pai r - wi se, unt i l onl y t he sl i ght excess of one
t ype r emai ned. New ones ar e cr eat ed f r omphot ons, i n pai r s, and r e
dest r oy each ot her or equal subst i t ut es, so t hat t he uni pol ar r esi due
r emai ns appr oxi mat el y const ant .
A M O R C-----------------------------The Rosicrucian Order
Pronunziamento Three- The Rosicrucian Order A MORC-
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The r eader may ask: "Why i s i t , t hen, t hat negat i ve el ect r ons and
posi t i ve pr ot ons do not dest r oy each ot her ?" They ar e equal opposi t es
onl y wi t h r egar d t o t hei r el ect r i c char ge but not wi t h r egar d t o t hei r
si ze, mass, spi n, and ot her pr oper t i es. Ther ef or e, t hei r mut ual
af f i ni t y i s l ess st r ong and t he el ect r i cal at t r act i on i s over come, at
cl ose r ange, by f or ces of r epul si on t hat keep t hemapar t .
We do not know whet her t he pr eponder ance of negat i ve el ect r ons and
posi t i ve pr ot ons, et c. , pr evai l s i n t he ent i r e cosmos or onl y i n t he
smal l par t of t he uni ver se accessi bl e t o us. Spect r oscopi c measur e
ment s of el ement s i n space al one cannot deci de t hi s quest i on because a
wor l d consi st i ng of ant i - mat t er woul d have t he same at omi c and chemi cal
composi t i on, t he same vi br at i on f r equenci es, t he same t ype of mechani
cal mot i ons and or bi t s as our own.
I t has been conj ect ur ed t hat di st ant gal axi es or cl ust er s of
gal axi es may consi st of ant i - mat t er . We woul d onl y f i nd out when t wo
gal axi es of opposi t e t ypes i nt er penet r at ed each ot her . The cosmi c
expl osi ons set of f by such encount er s woul d be st upendous ! Thi s may
account f or t he vast concent r at i on of ener gy obser ved i n t he cel est i al
obj ect s ast r onomy cal l s quasar s t hat shi ne br i ght l y as concent r at ed
poi nt s at t he i ncr edi bl e di st ance of bi l l i ons of l i ght - year s f r om our
own l i t t l e wor l d.
A f r agment such as a comet or met eor , st r ayi ng f r oman ant i - wor l d
i nt o our s, woul d wr eak t r emendous havoc. Ther e i s some specul at i on
t hat t he met eor t hat l ai d wast e t o an ar ea of 200 mi l es of f or est l and i n
Si ber i a about t he begi nni ng of t hi s cent ur y may have been such a cosmi c
" ant i - bomb. " Thi s r emai ns a specul at i on t hat poses as many quest i ons
as i t answer s.
We know, however , t hat we can cr eat e a pai r of par t i cl e and ant i
par t i cl e by t he i mpact of power f ul r adi at i on of hi gh vi br at i on number
upon a heavy obst acl e, and t hat t he pai r can be r e- conver t ed i nt o
r adi at i ng power of t he same i nt ensi t y by mut ual anni hi l at i on of t hei r
masses. The exper i ment al ver i f i cat i on of such event s conf i r ms t he
Rosi cr uci an asser t i on t hat mat t er i s not hi ng but t he mani f est at i on of
ener gy i n a f or mt hat Rosi cr uci ans cal l Spi r i t Ener gy.
The pr oper t i es and i nt er act i ons of t hese quant i zed par t i cl es do
not f i t i nt o our accust omed f r amewor k of t i me, space, and causal i t y. I f
t hi s, t hen, i s t r ue of even so- cal l ed "dead" mat t er , smal l wonder t hat
t he "l i vi ng" wor l d of mi nd, consci ousness, or i n our Rosi cr uci an par
l ance, Nous, i s even l ess subj ect t o t he r est r i ct i ons of mat er i al i st i c
cat egor i es.
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