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What A M O R C Is
M O R C is the abbreviated name of a move' ment established many years ago in Am er' ica to carry on the ideals and purposes of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood. These ideals and purposes have to do with the building of character and the development of personal, dormant, or unused mental and spiritual faculties, possessed by every man and woman. The organization teaches the application of the human faculties and capacities to the solution of everyday problems, according to metaphysical, psychological, spiritual, and natural laws. The foundation of the A M O R C movement was established by the first Rosicrucians who came to America in 1694, as a result of the growth of the uplifting activities of the Rosicrucians in Europe and other parts of the world. The organization is not new in any sense, since it traces its actual historical existence back through the centuries to the mystery schools es' tablished by the philosophers and savants in the first century of the Christian Era. Its traditional history, filled with romance and alluring stories of achievements in the illumination of civilization can be traced through the pre'Christian eras to the temples of sacred teachings in Egypt, Persia, India, and Chaldea. The Rosicrucians throughout the world today represent the leading characters in the fields of progressive science, art, literature, and pure philo sophical, spiritual thought. The membership con' sists almost wholly of men and women whose desire for the Rosicrucian teachings is actuated by various altruistic motives and purposes gen' erally centering around the noble aspiration to improve themselves in their relation to God and man, and to help others attain the same degree of abundant and happy life. The direct and strong appeal of the organiza' [3 ]
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tion is to the spiritual and mental comprehension of men and women who desire to master the complex problems in life through efficient and understandable methods. The saneness and rationalism of the teachings presented by the organization find favorable re* action in the minds of men and women who de' plore the unsoundness of many of the modern hypothetical principles taught by speculative schools of mystical or metaphysical pretensions. The insistence of practicability and demonstra' bility in the teachings of the Rosicrucians pre' eludes the adoption or presentation of theories and personal postulations. The absence of fanati' cism or extremes in the teachings or practices of the Rosicrucian doctrines has earned for the organization the unqualified endorsement of all types of minds, and especially those which can' not countenance the element of erraticism in things either spiritual or worldly. The organization opens widely its doors to the seeker for that knowledge which will enable him to unfold before his view the possibilities that follow in the path of his mental, psychic, and metaphysical development. It cordially invites, and wholeheartedly we I' comes, the inquiring soul and the sincere peti' tioner for that illumination and that brotherly help which is not offered by any other organic zation in America today, and which has always been the unique and distinctive offering of the Rosicrucians. Free from religious and sectarian distinctions, and non'political and non'commercial in its oper' ations, the A M O R C has become a world'wide movement attracting the devotion and voluntary service of men and women in every profession and walk of life. Its membership is numbered by the thousands located in every city and town of the United States, Canada, M exico, and South America, as in other lands. T h e outstanding feature of its activities con' [4 ]
sists of its practical and applied demonstrations of the rational principles taught in its teachings. The organization actually performs its beliefs through its many welfare and service depart' ments. It considers its principal duty to so in' struct its members that they may individually master and perform each and every one of the principles taught, so that they may demonstrate the efficiency of the system to themselves. This brings about the realization of their desires and aspirations. In this regard the organization is distinctly different from those schools which teach theoretical philosophies or inspirational abstrac' tions, and neither attempt to apply these to the practical needs of its members, or teach how to use such principles in the solution of personal problems. The movement operates as a fraternal body or brotherhood as in ancient times, but without dis' crimination as to religious, political, or social distinctions except that every member must be of high moral standards, of good citizenship, and truly sincere in the desire for knowledge and the possession of certain keys.to life. The organiza' tion maintains its Headquarters for North and South America in San Jose, California, and dis' trict branches, temples, reading rooms, libraries, and lecture halls in the largest cities of the North and South American continents, with represen' tatives and groups of students in the cities and towns of every state and province. The teachings are offered through personal in' struction in the lecture halls and branches of the organization, or through personal correspondence by means of specially prepared weekly lessons sent privately, confidentially, and sealed. The work in N orth and South Am erica is affiliated with the movement in all other lands, and the entire Rosicrucian organization throughout the world operates as a unit. The solidarity and uni' versality of its brotherhood system offer unusual opportunities for personal benefits not possible in any other way. [ 5]
What A M O R C Is Not
The A M O R C is not a religious organization nor a body of students devoted exclusively to the study of ancient or modern sacred writings. Its teachings embrace the great spiritual truths of all times, and include the application of these truths to the practical affairs of our daily lives. The A M O R C is not a fraternal or mutual benefit society in the usual sense, since it does not operate any plan for the relief or suffering through financial benefits. It offers, instead of this, a means for the prevention of unnecessary suffering, and a practical method for the alleviation of those tests and trials, and such dis comforts as result from a lack of knowledge of natural and spiritual laws, or the violation of principles which affect the spiritual, mental, and physical bodies of man. The A M O R C movement has naught to do with the fantastic speculations of necromancy, fortunetelling, hypnotism, animal magnetism, or similar practices, usually called occult or mystical. It does, however, reveal and teach the advantages accruing through the development of the intuition and the spiritual perceptive faculties whereby man may become cognizant of the present con ditions which surround him, and the possibilities that lie in his immediate future. The A M O R C movement is not associated with any communistic or radical program of a political or social nature, and insists that its members uphold the moral and ethical standards of the country with the same enthusiasm as they uphold the moral and ethical standards of their personal lives. The organization has no world leader, no founder or discoverer of the teachings, to whom personal allegiance must be paid, or to whom obedience must be promised as to a spiritual head or spiritual leader demanding unquestioned devotion.
The teachings, doctrines, practices, and recom mendations included in the work and instruction of the organization do not represent the personal opinion or promulgations of any individual, but of a group of master minds representing everv race and class of people in many ages, and in cluding the minds of the progressive men and women in the most advanced countries of fhp world today. The teachings and doctrines are not inventions or “ discovered” principles, but revealed truths reduced by demonstration and test to the utmost simplicity in expression and application. Neither is it a forum or club for the promul gation of the teachings of other schools or move ments regardless of their nature. The A M O R C is not a reform organization in any sense since it does not attempt to regulate or control the personal affairs of any of its members. Through its teachings it reveals that which is right, proper, Cosmically correct, and spiritually true. It en ables its members and students to discover for themselves the fallacy of beliefs which are un sound, and the results of living in violation of spiritual and natural laws. Through the actual test and application of its simple, yet profound principles, it enables every man and woman quickly to discover in what sense and to what degree he or she may be living in n o n co n formity with the higher laws, and defeating his own aspirations and desires in their normal pro cesses of expression. The A M O R C is not a secret society in the sense that it operates in secrecy, carries on its work through secret channels, or maintains its teachings in absolute secrecy against all public and general application of these things for the good of those who are not members. Rather, the organization attempts to spread its work publicly through every public channel and has succeeded in having its principles and its teach ings broadcast through the first broadcasting
stations in America that ever presented non' sectarian, philosophical, spiritual truths; and through nationw ide newspaper and magazine articles and public lectures of every conceivable kind. The A M O R C is not a commercial organization in any sense, since its activities are carried on through a number of humanitarian channels with' out ostentation or even public recognition. It is incorporated and chartered in America as a col' lege, a university, and a fraternal organization on a non'profit basis. It does not enforce the purchase of books or the purchase of any courses of study, but gives freely to its members the uniform course of instruction restricted exclu' sively to those who are affiliated with the organi' zation to carry on its ideals and purposes. The highest officers and national representa' tives throughout the country are men and women well known in business, social, and ethical acti' vities, devoting of their time and income to the promulgation of the work without any disguise in name or purpose. The A M O R C in America, as in other lands, has not been associated with any unethical prac' tices, and has, therefore, never had any of the unsavory notoriety or public criticism that is usually associated with occult, mystical, or secret societies. It has, in fact, been praised in the literature of the greatest of writers, including Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Bulw er'Lytton, and hundreds of like name and character.
What the A M O R C Promises You
Since the A M O R C in all lands has as its prin' cipal purpose the advancement of man in his personal evolution, the organization makes def' inite promise to every member of every effort
on its part to instruct and guide each in the better and higher methods of living so as to attain a greater degree of success, happiness, and health. The success of the organization depends upon the success and abundant happiness and pros' perity of its members. Its goal is an increasing number of men and women in every community who seek to enjoy, to the fullest extent, the blessings and benedictions of the Cosmic gifts. T o make this possible, the organization instructs each member through a definite course of study, how to attain the proper understanding of spiri' tual and natural laws so that easy and compre' hensible cooperation with them is possible. The A M O R C also promises that if the care' fully prepared instructions are followed, each member will become enlightened to such an ex' tent that his or her viewpoint of life will become broadened, more tolerant, and more familiar with the actualities and realities of life, leaving no room for superstitious beliefs and their subtly harmful effects. The teachings reveal man in his true ontological relationship with the Cosmos and his spiritual association with the God Conscious' ness and Divine M ind within him. They likewise reveal man’s association to man in the true brotherhood and spiritual significance, and man's inherited mastership over the natural laws, which God intended should serve man rather than en' slave him. The metaphysical principles of life are pre' sented so interestingly and so comprehensively that without memorizing or without actual study each member of the organization is enabled to prove the physical and mental condition of his being, and prevent, as well as alleviate, the phy* sical sufferings and ills which usually deter man’s progress and create the sorrow and griefs in life. Practical \eys, methods, and processes, are carefully explained so that each student member may demonstrate for himself, and to others, the
feasibility and utility of the laws which, in their unrevealed and unexplained form, appear to be spiritual abstractions and philosophical presenta' tions. In language that is simple, and in methods that are modern and useful in everyday affairs, the doctrines and principles of the Rosicrucians serve the students and members in the aflatrs of business, home, and social life.
'What A M O R C Requires of You
Every applicant for association with the A M O R C movement must have a firm conviction in the existence of God, or a Divine M ind, or a Great Architect, or Universal Omnipotent Intel' ligence, ruling the universe and giving life and consciousness to all beings. Each applicant must be of good moral repute, and not engaged in any practice or hobby con* trary to the moral and ethical laws of the country. The instructions are so arranged, systematized, graded, and beautifully presented that memoriz' ing is not required. Conscious effort of a tiring nature is not necessary in order to comprehend even the most important of the principles and experiments used in the practical applications for the solving of personal problems, or the meeting of even extraordinary conditions. All members and students are required to give about one hour and thirty minutes of their time on one evening a week, to the careful reading of the very fascinating instructions that are sent by mail, sealed, or given otherwise; and in ad' dition to this period of reading, a few minutes of time during the day or evening to the testing and application of certain principles which im'
prove the health, overcome moral, mental, and physical beliefs and seeming conditions, and at' tract happiness, prosperity, and peace. Members are also required to keep in touch with the instructor or master of the grade of study being pursued, through semi-monthly re' ports or communications so that personal help, advice, and assistance can be given in the prob' lems at hand. Members are not required to do anything that interferes with their business or social activities, nor are there any assessments or obligations that cannot be conveniently met and willingly or en' thusiastically volunteered.
A M O R C Literature
There are many pamphlets, leaflets, and books issued by A M O R C for public distribution and public reading designed to assist in the general, broad, humanitarian activities of the organization. M ost of these pamphlets and booklets are free, and millions of copies of these have been distri' buted throughout the world. Others are sold at a very economical price so that they may be freely purchased and passed on to others.
A FREE Boo\ For You
Am ong the free booklets you will find the one entitled “ The Secret H eritage” most inter' esting. It explains how the first great light of spiritual illumination came into Egypt at the time
of the suppression of the pagan beliefs and the establishment of the first monotheistic religion wherein the “ Ever Living G o d " was adored as the sole God of the universe. The booklet reveals the spreading of that great light throughout the world and its final culmination in the establish' ment of modern religious and spiritual truths. The book furthermore explains the part that the Rosicrucian Brotherhood has had in the dissemi' nation of this knowledge in all lands, and tells in detail, also, how you may become a member of the A M O R C movement and enjoy its instruc' tions and benefits. This book will be sent by mail without obligation to those who request it.
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