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The Inside Story of The Origin, Principles and Activities of the Arcane Brotherhood. How The Founding of The United States Was Greatly Influenced by the Secret Hand of the Rosicrucians As Related
H O are the Rosicrucians? the last decade during the explora­ What are their principles? tion of the ruins of the temples and pyramids of ancient Egypt, there Where did they come was found a well defined map of from ? These questions and many the world with exceptionally in­ more have been asked since the By Permission of the Author teresting insignia inscribed thereon. stories of their existence and workin the city of Tampa was made public. By referring This map was found on the walls of the ancient Rosito the old writers and the reports of discoveries of crucian temples and also on a wall of the pyramid archaeologists in the old Egyptian ruins, one can read of Cheops, otherwise known as the Great Pyramid. The map, reproduced in this article, showed that where the Rosicrucians existed centuries before the the ancient Egyptians had a fairly concise idea of the birth of the great Master Jesus. Trad ition says that the Rosicrucians originated land surface of the world. It is interesting to note thousands of years before Christ. This has been sub­ that on this map Siberia is indicated by the great bear stantiated, in part only, by discoveries in the ancient indicating the climate of the country and the condi­ ruins of Egypt. The traditions of the order, handed tions which man must conquer during his sojourn from one grand master to another, say in the days of there. One of the most remarkable things on the map is the far away centuries there existed two classes of learned insignia assigned to the central part of the North men, constituting the scientists of that day. The one known as the priesthood used their knowl­ American continent. There the insignia was an eagle with spread wings bearing a shield on his chest, in his edge for their own private gain. Through their knowl­ right talon a bundle of arrows, in his left talon an edge of the great natural laws of theuniverse, they explained the unusual happenings of the elements in olive branch; in addition there was a pyramid assigned such a manner that they were able to keep the great to the group. D r. H . Spencer Lewis, Ph. D., and a masses of the ignorant people in subjection through Fellow of the Rose Croix University of France, said, fear. Consequently they were able to extract, under “Along with this symbolism allotted to the central por­ threat of dire punishments, the major part of all that tion of North America was the ancient phrase or slo­ gan that this part of the world was to become the a man and his family earned or grew in the land. Opposed to this were another group of equally center of all advanced learning and that the land ‘where learned men whose mission in life was to elevate their the eagle spreads its wings’ would become alert and brother man, teach him as much of the natural laws watchful of the interests of the world.” This slogan as he would be able to comprehend, and set him on i> found in the ancient philosophical writings of S ir his way with kindly words of advice and instruction. Francis Bacon who quotes them from the early writ­ These people charged nothing for their services and ings of Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian. S ir Francis Bacon was, during his life, the grand­ were a great power for the uplift and alleviation of the ills to which mankind was subjected. They quietly master of the Rosicrucian order and has written a book banded together to promote the study of all the fine about the brotherhood. In his book the “New Atlan­ arts and sciences and, through their studies, assist their tis” he pictured the establishment of a new country across the Atlantic ocean which would be established fellow creatures in raising their standards of living. Later these bands formed the councils of the wise upon the principles of a brotherhood republic. As immen to whom reference is made in connection with the perator of the Rosicrucian Order in Europe he wrote old kings of the early Biblical days. They wtre called many books under the name of Valentine Andrea and on by the rulers of the countries when there was any­ similar mystical names, some of which were published thing unusual happening or when there seemed to be after his death. In some of those he outlined how omens of great portent appearing in the elements. The the prediction of the ancient Egyptians would be ful­ Old Testament tells many facts about their great powers filled through the cooperation of the Rosicrucians in and skill along many lines and from them Moses Europe as the descendants of the ancient Mystery learned a great deal of the practical helps which he brotherhoods of Egypt. Lord Bulwer Lytton, in his book Zanoni wrote about the Rosicrucians and the pos­ later passed on to the Jewish peoples. The ancient Egyptian people were a highly educated sibilities of their ideals and principles. In the year 1690, the Rosicrucian Lodge bearing the class of specialists in every line of endeavor. Articles on Egypt frequently refer to the lost civilization. Their name Philadelphia and located in London as originally civilization was farther advanced than any since dis­ established by S ir Francis Bacon, proceeded to carry covered and their art and sciences show the skill of out the plans and predictions of their great founder. W ith the cooperation of branch lodges in Germany a well trained people. ( Continued on page 32) Among other of the lo.-t arts was map making. In

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( C ontinue d f r o m page 27) r e p re se n t responses to hu m an effort to satisfy h u m a n wants. Sin a nd hate are hut stepping stones to their opposites. T h e motive behind all is h u m an sa tisfac ­ tion. T h e endocrinc glands never act f o r the destruction of hum ans. T hey act to help sa tisfy h u m a n s an d preserve life. Sin and h ate are g ood.’ ”

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F o r several cen tu rie s s tu d e n ts of f o r pu rpo ses o f analysis.” M y s ti c is m h a v e a s k e d t h e s a m e q u e s ­ * * * t io n — “ D o e s ‘C R C ’ s till l i v e ? ” I t is k n o w n t h a t h e live d in E g y p t in t h e “O u t of the g re a t ju ngle o f the u n ­ p r e - C h r i s t i a n p e r io d a n d r e t u r n e d t h e r e k no w n the m o d ern psychologist is d r a g ­ a g a i n in 1290 A.D. H e r e a p p e a r e d in gin g the forces o f the h u m a n m in d f o r G e r m a n y in 1604 a n d w a s in A m e r i c a l o n g b e f o re t h e R e v o lu tio n . So s a y investigation and analysis. A n d in that t h e m y s t i c a l t r a d i t i o n s of m a n y l a n d s . jung le has been found m otivation, the Is he st i ll c a r r y i n g on t h e G r e a t W o r k g re ates t field o f m ental power th at has w hic h a m illion o f t h e w o r l d ’s i ll u m i ­ yet been discovered. In this invisible field n a t e d t h i n k e r s h a v e f o u n d to be t h e m o s t m a r v e l o u s i n s t r u c t i o n f o r m a n ’s o f po w e r springs the subtle forces of e v o l u t i o n ? h u m an conduct.” W ho W as ‘CRC’? * * * H e w a s k n o w n in G e r m a n y as “ C h ristia n R ose n k re u tz .” B u t “ C hris­ “All blooded anim als are moved to t i a n R o s y C r o s s ” w a s t h e n a m e he action by urges, impulses a n d motives. a s s u m e d b e c a u s e h e w a s t h e r e i n c a r n a ­ These m ov ing forces o rig inated in very tio n o f t h e E g y p t i a n f o u n d e r o f t h e “ R o s y C r o s s ”— t h e o l d e s t b o d y o f m y s ­ rem ote evolutionary days. In m an, these tic s t h e w o r ld h a s e v e r k n o w n . T h e y forces have been developed to a r e m a r k ­ w e r e c a lle d R o s i c r u c i a n s a n d t h e R o s y able degree because o f their u sefu lness in C r o s s w a s t h e i r a n c i e n t s y m b o l. The D isc o v e ry o f H is Body p rom o ting the w e lfare o f the individual I n 1604 t h e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f S i r o r the c o m m u n ity ; they a r e the ‘backbone’ F r a n c i s B a co n ( w r i t e r o f t h e S h a k e s ­ o f the present ‘i n f e rio rity ’ c o m p le xes; p e a r e P l a y s ) o p e n e d a s t r a n g e v a u l t also, they a r e the driving forccs in the a n d t o m b in C a sse l, G e r m a n y , a n d t h e r e f o u n d t h e b o d y o f t h e re al “ C R C ” in perpetuation o f the h u m a n race. T h e p e r f e c t c o n d itio n a s t h o u g h a s l e e p f o r existing races o f to d a y are those that arc t h e p a s t h u n d r e d s o f y e a r s . W a s t h e r e O n ly t h e descendants and e xponents o f the plan, a soul a s l e e p in t h i s b o d y ? p riv ate records of the R osicrucians con­ ‘survival o f the fittest,’ mentally or p h y ­ t a i n t h e a s t o u n d i n g f a c t s w h ic h s c i e n ­ sically." t i s t s a n d real m y s t i c s conceal f r o m th e * * * idle c u r io u s . I t w a s one o f t h e p r i n ­ c ip le s o f t h e R o s i c r u c i a n s to k e e p t h e i r “ S u n shin e psychology has a relative im ­ bo d ies well p r e s e r v e d a g a i n s t d i s e a s e portance to success. It goes to the core a n d old a g e . T h e i r s e c r e t m e t h o d h a s n e v e r b e e n g i v e n to t h o s e o u t s i d e t h e o f the m otives that influence action. T h e R o s i c r u c i a n F r a t e r n i t y . r e a d e r desirin g happiness a n d success R are M anuscript F o u n d I n t h e t o m b w i t h his b ody w e r e should put forth the necessary effort to grasp the m eaning of sunshine psychol­ fo u n d t h e r a r e m a n u s c r i p t s o f t h e a n ­ c ie n t M y s t i c R o s i c r u c i a n s c o n t a i n i n g ogy. In m otivation there exists the f u n ­ t h e law's a n d s e c r e t s o f t h e M a g i o f t h e dam ental principles th at rightly m otivate O r i e n t. T h e s e m a n u s c r i p t s p a s s e d i n to t h e education, vocation a nd the o ther activi­ h a n d s o f S i r F r a n c i s B a con a n d o t h e r ties of life. Success in life m eans n othing R o s i c r u c i a n s in G e r m a n y , F r a n c e an d to (he individual who has not de veloped E n g l a n d , a n d t h e F r a t e r n i t y o f R o si­ the faculties for appreciation and sy m ­ c r u c i a n s — th e O rder R osae C rucis— w a s re-estab lish ed th ro u g h o u t the w orld u n ­ pathy.” d e r t h e d i r e c ti o n o f “ C R C ” f o r t h e

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a nd H o lland , a pilgrim age w as o r g a n ­ ized c o m p o s e d o f on e h u n d r e d e ig h t m e n a n d w o m e n c a re fu lly s e l e c te d t o p r o c e e d to A m e r ic a . T h e p l a n w a s t o se le c t o n e p e r s o n p ro f ic ie n t o r e x p e r t in e a c h of t h e v a r i o u s a rts, sc ienc es, a n d i n d u s t rie s , a l o n g w ith t h e i r w iv e s a n d c h ild r e n . It w a s t h r e e o r fo u r y e a r s b e f o r e t h e p a r t y c o uld be p r o p e r l y o r ­ g a n iz e d an d t h e m a n u f a c t u r e of i m p l e ­ m e n t s a n d i n s t r u m e n t s c o u ld be c o m ­ pleted. T h e o r g a n i z e d p a r t y r e m a i n e d in L o n d o n till F e b r u a r y 13th, 1694, w h e n th e y e m b a r k e d on t h e i r o w n c h a r t e r e d b o a t, t h e “ S a r a - M a r i a ” a f t e r sa ilin g d o w n t h e T h a m e s in a s m a ll e r vessel t o G ravesend. T h e reco rd of th a t trip to the n e w w o rld is o n e o f t h e m o s t fasci­ n a t i n g r o m a n c e s e v e r w ritte n . The v e sse l w a s c o m m a n d e d b y Capt. T a n ­ ner, w a s a r m e d , a n d c a rr ie d fo u r t e e n la r g e c a n n o n . O n S a t u r d a y , J u n e 23rd, 1694, t h e s l o o p w a s f a s t e n e d t o h e r d ock a t the B ohem ia landing n e ar the plac e w h i c h w a s g iven th e n a m e P h i l a ­ d e lp h ia . T h i s n a m e w a s g iv e n to th e place b e c a u s e t h e y w is h e d to p a y h o n o r t o t h e R o s i c r u c i a n l o d g e in L o n d o n by t h a t n a m e a n d a ls o b e c a u s e th e G r e e k t r a n s l a t i o n of t h e w o r d e x p r e s s e d th e fu n d am en tal p u rpose of th e order, B r o t h e r l y L o v e . T h i s is th e t r u e origin of the n a m e of t h e c ity of P h ilad e lp h ia . E arly R osicrucian records m ad e b efore t h e Q u a k e r s h a d o r g a n iz e d a n y c h u r c h o r s e t t l e m e n t in t h a t lo c a l it y b o r e c o n ­ s t a n t r e f e r e n c e t o th e n a m e a n d place. T h e s e d o c u m e n t s can be se e n t o - d a y in the Philad elp h ia H isto rical M useum . Julius F rie d ric h Sachse has w ritten e x h a u s ti v e l y on t h e e a r l y R o s i c r u c i a n s a n d t h e i r c o n t r i b u t i o n to th e e s t a b l i s h ­ m e n t o f th e n e w c o u n t r y in th e w e s t e r n h e m i s p h e r e . Sachse, th e l a s t liv ing d e ­ s c e n d a n t of t h e o rig in a l R o s i c r u c i a n s w h o s e t tl e d in P h i l a d e l p h ia , p a sse d a w a y l a s t ye ar. I n his b o o k “T h e G e r ­ m a n P i e t i s t s of P e n n s y l v a n i a , ” p u b ­ lished in 1895 a n d r e c e n tl y re p u b li s h e d b y t h e o r d e r of R o s i c r u c i a n s w h o a r e c o n t i n u i n g th e w o r k e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e e a r l y c o lo n is ts , he b r i n g s b e f o r e t h e public t h e fa ct t h a t t h e R o s ic r u c ia n o r ­ d e r a s s i s t e d in t h e p l a n n i n g a n d f o u n d ­ i n g of t h is U n i t e d S t a te s of A m e r ic a . T h e e a r l y s e t t l e r s o f t h e o r d e r in P h i l ­ adelphia w ere d u bbed the “ P ie tists” b e c a u s e of t h e i r p e c u lia r r e lig io u s b e ­ liefs a n d p r o f o u n d p ie ty in t h e i r daily life. I n his b o o k h e s a y s w h i l e d is c u s s in g t h e v e sse l “ S a r a - M a r i a ” t h a t “ T o t h e m th e p r o s a i c e v e r y d a y n a m e of t h e ship i n ­ d i c a t e d ‘Glaube, L iebe, H o f f n u n g ’ ( f a ith , h o p e a n d love o r c h a r i t y ) . A c c o r d i n g t o t h e i r m y s t ic a l i n t e r p r e t a t i o n t h e y argued,

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(C o n tin u e d f r o m Page 32) a n d A d a m s th e n r e q u e s t e d Je f f e r s o n t o c o m b i n e t h e i r ideas in a c o m p a c t d e ­ s c r ip tio n of t h e p r o p o s e d g r e a t seal for t h e in fa n t republic. T h i s he did a n d in th e office of t h e s e c r e t a r y of t h e s t a t e at W a s h i n g t o n is to be fo u n d the o r i g ­ inal p a p e r in J e f f e r s o n ’s h a n d w r i t i n g . J e f f e r s o n ’s device w a s a p p r o v e d b y t h e c o m m i tt e e a n d r e p o r t e d to c o n g r e s s 011 th e t e n t h day of A u g u s t , 1776. For so m e unacco u n tab le re aso n th e rep o rt w a s n e v e r a c t e d on a n d th e m a t t e r a l ­ lo w e d t o p a s s u n til M a r c h , 1779, L ov el o f M a s s a c h u s e t t s , S c o t t o f V irg in ia , a n d H o u s t o n of G e o r g i a w e r e a p p o i n t e d a c o m m i t t e e to m a k e a n o t h e r device. T h e y s u b m i t t e d a device of a shield s u p p o r t i n g a w a r r i o r o n o n e sid e w ith p eace a n d h e r olive b r a n c h o n th e o t h e r , t h e se a l to be f o u r i n c h e s in d i a m e te r . T h is report w as not a ccep ted h o w ev er a n d t h e m a t t e r a g a in w a s t a b l e d till \ p r i l , 1782, w h e n H e n r y M id d le to n , E lias B o u d in e , a n d E d w a r d R u t le d g e w e r e a p p o i n t e d a th ir d c o m m i t t e e . T h e y r e p o r t e d as h a d t h e ir p r e d e c e s s o r s but t h e m a t t e r n o t b e i n g s a t i s f a c t o r y to co n g r e s s , on th e t h i r t e e n t h of J u n e the w hole m a tte r was re ferred to C h arles T h o m s o n , its se c re t a ry . In a m o n o g r a p h of t h e A m o r c c o l ­ lege l i b r a r y of N e w Y o r k th e d e s c r i p ­ tion of the final d e v ic e is e x c e e d i n g l y well p r e s e n t e d . B e fo re q u o t i n g from th a t h o w e v e r it is well t o call to m in d t h e fact th at B e n j a m i n F r a n k l i n , an officer o f t h e R o s i c r u c i a n o r d e r, w a s in F r a n c e on a se c re t m is sio n f o r the U n i t e d S t a t e s , a n d J o h n A d a m s , his f rie n d a n d a s s o c i a t e , w a s in L o n d o n on a m is sio n f o r th e g o v e r n m e n t also. T h e final a c c o u n t of t h e a c c e p t a n c e as p r i n te d in th is m o n o g r a p h is; “A f t e r va inly s t r i v i n g t o p e r f e c t a seal w h i c h w o u l d m e e t th e a p p r o v a l of c o n g r e s s , T h o m s o n finally re c e iv e d fr o m J o h n A d a m s , t h e n in L o n d o n , a n e x c e e d i n g l y s i m p le a n d a p p r o p r i a t e device, s u g ­ gested by Sir J o h n P restw ich, a b a ro ­ net of W e s t E n g la n d , w h o w a s a w a r m frien d of A m e r ic a , a n d a n a c c o m p l i s h e d a n t i q u a ri a n a n d a R o s i c r u c i a n . It c o n ­ sisted of an e s c u tc h e o n b e a r i n g t h i r t e e n perp e n d ic u la r strip e s, w h i t e a n d red, with th e field blue, a n d s p a n g l e d w ith t h i r t e e n s t a r s ; a n d , to g ive it g r e a t e r c o n s e q u e n c e , he p r o p o s e d t o plac e it on th e b r e a s t of a n eagle, d isp la y e d , w i t h ­ o u t s u p p o r t e r s , a s e m b l e m a t i c of selfreliance. I t m e t w ith g e n e r a l a p p r o b a ­ tion, in a n d o u t c o n g r e s s , a n d was a d o p te d in J u n e 1782; so it is m a n i f e s t a lt h o u g h the fact is n o t e x te n s iv e ly k n o w n , t h a t w e a r e i n d e b t e d fo r o u r n a ti o n a l a r m s t o a title d a r i s t o c r a t of th e c o u n t r y w i t h w h ic h we w e re th e n a t w a r. E s c h e w i n g all h e r a l d ic t e c h n i ­ calities il m a y be t h u s d e sc rib e d in plain E n g lish : (C on tinu e d in M a y issue)

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S u m m i n g u p briefly, th e a n c ie n t E g y p ­ tia n s p r e d ic te d t h a t t h e “l a n d w h e r e t h e ea g le s p r e a d its w i n g s ” w o u ld be the se a t of a d v a n c e d le a r n in g a s in d ic a te d b y th e p y r a m i d a n d w o u ld be w a t c h ­ ful a n d a le r t in th e i n te r e s t s of t h e w orld. T h e colonial c o n g r e s s a d o p te d th e G r e a t Se a l w ith th e eag le w i t h s p r e a d w i n g s on o n e side a n d t h e p y r a ­ m id w ith th e e v e r w a tchfu l e ye o n th e reverse. B o t h of t h e s e e x a m p le s a re id entica l y e t th e one k n e w n o t h i n g of th e o t h e r. S u b s e q u e n t e v e n ts' te n d t o p r o v e t h a t e a r l y civilization h a d g r e a t ­ e r k n o w l e d g e t h a n m o s t o f t h e peop les t o d a y ; w i t n e s s the fact of t h e g r e a t e d u c a ti o n a l in stitu tio n c o n s t a n t l y p r o ­ g r e s s i n g in t h i s c o u n tr y , t h e w o r l d w ide h u m a n i t a r i a n i n t e r e s t o f th is c o u n t r y in its f e llo w c o u n t r i e s a c r o s s th e seas. R e t u r n i n g t o t h e c o lo n y a t P h i l a d e l ­ p h i a we find t h a t h e r e w a s built the first p ip e o r g a n m a d e in A m e r ic a as w a s a ls o t h e first w a t e r o r g a n m a d e since H e r o c o n s t r u c t e d his f a m o u s w a t e r o r ­ g a n a t A l e x a n d r i a . M e n w e re t r a i n e d h e r e f o r t h e v a r i o u s t ra d e s a n d p r o f e s ­ s i o n s so t h a t t h e y m i g h t g o ou t i n to th e w o rld a n d c o n tr i b u t e to t h e a d v a n c e ­ m e n t o f th e g r o w i n g civilization in the n e w c olo nies. I t is i n t e r e s t i n g t o n o t e t h a t a d h e r i n g to t h e o ld t r a d i t i o n s of t h e m y s t ic s t h e y m a i n t a i n e d s t r i c t n e u tr a li t y a l o n g s e c ­ t a r i a n lines. I n a d d it i o n t o o p e n i n g th e first m e e t i n g h o u s e u s e d b y th e Q u a k ­ ers, t h e y t r a i n e d t h ir t y - s i x m en t o b e ­ c o m e p r e a c h e r s in eleven differe nt d e ­ n o m in a t io n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e colonies. W h e n t h e f a m o u s C h rist c h u rc h w as bu ilt in P h i l a d e l p h ia , th e R o s ic r u c ia n s supplied the pipe o rg a n a n d furnished t h e c h o i r f o r t h e d e d ic a t i o n services. In t h e a r c h i v e s of t h a t b u i ld i n g still s t a n d ­ ing, a r e t o b e f o u n d t e s tim o n ia ls t o the b r o a d v ie w - p o in t a n d l o v in g help of th e R o s i c r u c i a n m y s tic s . F r o m t h is c o l o n y also w e n t f o r t h th e first public s c h o o l te a c h e r, t h e first A m e r i c a n s u r v e y o r , t h e first s t e a m b o a t in v e n t o r , a n d t h e first in m a n y lines of sc ientific a c h i e v e m e n t . T h e w o rk of th es e m y s t i c s a n d th e i r influence u p o n th e e s t a b l i s h m e n t of t h i s c o u n t r y ha s n o t o n l y b e en r e c o r d e d b y W a t s o n , the e m i n e n t h i s t o r i a n , b u t b y n e a r ly e v e r y w r i t e r w h o h a s w r i t t e n upon o t h e r t h a n t h e m il i ta r y o r political a s p e c t s o f th is c o u n tr y . F r a n c i s H . W i l l i a m s in an a rticle in t h e N e w W o r l d in B o s t o n , Ju n e , 1894, w r o t e e x h a u s t i v e l y r e g a r d i n g J o h n Kelpius, t h e R o s i c r u c i a n m a s t e r w h o p r e ­ ceded P e t e r M iller. I n C r o e s e ’s H i s t o r y of the Q u a k e r s , t e s ti m o n y is fo u n d t o th e g r e a t w o r k t h e R o s i c r u c i a n s p e r ­ f o r m e d in b e h a l f o f th e Q u a k e r s . I n th e legal r e c o r d s of t h e F r a n k f o r t c o m p a n y of 1700 is f o u n d th e fact t h a t K e lp iu s w a s a n e m i n e n t l a w y e r a n d d i r e c t o r of th e s c h o o l o f l a w a t t h e R o s ic ru c ia n co lo n y . H e w a s b u t thirry-five y e a r s of a g e w h e n h e p a s s e d aw ay . I n the C e n­ t u ry M a g a z i n e of D e c e m b e r , 1881, t h e r e is a c o m p l e te s t o r y of t h e w o r k c a rr ie d o n b y t h e s e m y s t i c s in t h e Vast lo c a tio n a t E p h r a t a , P e n n s y l v a n ia . A f t e r £ h u n d r e d a n d e ig h t j e a r s a c ­ tivity, th e v a r io u s m e m b e r s of t h e c o l ­ o n y s e p a r a t e d , a b a n d o n e d t h e b u ild in g s, an d w e n t t o v a r i o u s p a r t s o f t h e c o u n ­ tr y to c a r r y on t h e i r a c t i v it i e s in s e c lu ­ sion. T h i s w a s in t h e y e a r 1802. A fe w w e n t a s far w e s t a s C a lif o rn ia w h e r e w ith th e a s s i s t a n c e o f so m e f r i e n d l y I n ­ d i a n s t h e y e s t a b l i s h e d a s e c lu d e d t e m p l e w hich p r o p e r t y w a s l a t e r p r o c u r e d b y the p r e s e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n . N o t i n g t h a t p e r io d s o f o n e h u n d r e d e ig h t y e a r s s e e m e d to m a r k t h e b e g i n ­ n in g a n d e n d in g o f a n y se r ie s o f a c t i v i ­ ties of t h e o r d e r, th e w r i t e r called on Dr. H. S p e n c e r L e w is , i m p e r a t o r o f the R o sic r u c ia n O r d e r of t h e N o r t h A m e r i ­ can J u r i s d i c ti o n in T a m p a a n d i n q u ir e d w h e t h e r t h e r e w a s a n y sp ecial si g n i f i ­ canc e to th is figure w i t h in t h e o rd e r. H e replied, “ I t is a n o ld la w of t h e o r ­ der, w h ic h s t a r t e d in E g y p t , t h a t for one h u n d r e d e ig h t y e a r s t h e o r d e r s h o u ld be in s e c lu s io n a n d a p p a r e n t l y n o n - e x is te n t so f a r a s t h e p r o f a n e w o r l d had know ledge. A t th e end of th a t h u n d r e d e i g h t y e a r p e r io d , it w o u l d a g a i n c o m e f o r t h f r o m its se c re c y , w o r k in p ublic a n d a l l o w t h e w o r l d t o k n o w o f its e x is te n c e t h r o u g h its a c t i v e p a r ­ tic i p a t i o n in th e e v o lu t i o n a r y c o n s t r u c ­ tio n a n d g r o w t h o f t h e n a tio n . T h i s is a n e x p l a n a t i o n o f w h y t h e w r i t e r s in t h e e n c y c l o p a e d i a s t h o u g h t t h a t th e o r d e r h a d c e a se d t o e x is t. ” D u r i n g t h e o n e h u n d r e d a n d e ig h t ye ars o f silence w h i c h f o l lo w e d th e d i s ­ b a n d in g o f t h e a c t i v e g r o u p a t E p h r a t a , va rio u s a t t e m p t s w e r e m a d e t o reviv e the o r g a n i z a t i o n in a p u b lic f o r m b u t all t h e s e w e r e m e t w i t h th e d i s a p p r o v a l of th e S u p r e m e H i e r a r c h y u n til in 1909, Dr. H. S p e n c e r L e w i s w e n t t o F r a n c e a n d t h e r e m e t t h o s e w h o d i r e c te d h i m to t h e s u p r e m e a u th o r i t ie s . T h e y s p o n ­ s o r e d t h e r e e s t a b l i s h m e n t of t h e o r d e r in A m e r ic a f o r t h e n e x t p e r io d o f one h u n d r e d and e i g h t y e a r s b e g i n n i n g w i t h th e y e a r 1910 a n d in 1916 t h e o r g a n i z a ­ tio n c a m e i n t o n a t i o n a l r e c o g n i ti o n again. I n th is m a n n e r w a s c a r r i e d o u t t h e an cien t t r a d i t i o n s o f E g y p t a n d t h e p rinciples e s t a b l i s h e d a n d d e c r e e d b y th e first G r a n d m a s t e r k n o w n a s A m e n ho te p IV , P h a r a o h o f E g y p t , w h o in 1350 B. C. d e s t r o y e d a ll h e a t h e n w o r ­ ship, c a u s e d all s t a t u e s of h e a t h e n g o d s t o be t o r n d o w n , a n d p r o c l a i m e d t h e first m o n o t h e i s t i c r e li g i o n in t h e w o r ld .

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(C ontinued f r o m f a g e 31) stood fo r constant conflict. T h o se born u n d e r the Scorpion are ever stru g g lin g to gain m o re u nde rstan d in g of s u r ro u n d in g conditions, but on account o f their seem­ ing unwillingness to e x p an d the mind, they find difficulties in m any d e p artm e n ts of life. T h e ir materialistic tendencies hold them too close to the e arth a n d thus they repel the p rogress they m ig ht otherwise attain. Sagittarius, the ninth sign o f the Zodiac is represented by the A r c h er. It is the symbol of high aspirations, and a m o n g the H e b rew s was the Emblem o f C hairon the g reat A rcher. T h is sign w a s c o n ­ nected with the T ribe o f M a n a ssa h and was symbolized as the open season for h u n ters a n d th us the emblem of accom ­ plishment. T hose born u n d e r th e A rc h e r are usually of progressive, prophetic and a dv en turo us natures. T h e y are ever seeking o r h u n tin g f o r new e xpressions of h u m an itarian ism a n d principles of spiritual understanding. Capricorn, the tenth sign o f the Zodiac is repre se nted by the Goat. In th e H e ­ brew Zodiac it was re p re se n ted by the supposed God P a n a n d m ea n t the Emblem or H o r n o f Plenty. T h is sign w as dedi­ cated to the T rib e of Zebulon, a n d w as symbolized as the Giver. T h o se bo rn un d e r the Goat are m o re o r less pu shed aro u n d f r o m place to place in life until they learn their real mission, but when they do g ra sp their opp ortu nities they make ra p id progress. A q u a riu s the eleventh sign o f the Zodiac is represented by the W a t e r bearer. I t is the symbol of service a n d a m o n g the ancient H e b re w s w a s given the na m e o f Delhi, m eaning spiritual baptism f r o m a w a te r urn. T h is Sign w as assigned to the T r ib e o f Reuben a nd indicated youth, beauty a n d affection. T h o se bo rn u n d e r the W a t e r -b e a re r a re th e r e fo r e inclined tow ard s sympathy, consideration f o r his fellowm an and it is observed th a t they retain their youthful v ig o u r f a r into old age. Pisces, th e tw elfth sign o f the Zodiac is represented by the Fishes. It is the Symbol o f celestial hosts, and a m o n g the H eb rew s was considered the time to right wrongs, confess sins and m ake re a d y for sta rtin g anew. It was assigned to the T rib e o f Levi a nd h a d as its symbol the m a rc h o f events into a new sphere. T hose bo rn u n d e r the fishes a r e th e r e f o r e c r u ­ saders in m an y lines o f work, ever striv ­ ing to c le ar the way f o r others, a n d co­ operate with their fellow men in their efforts to bring h a rm o n y betw een all.

Rosae Crucis
" H i s a d o r a t io n s t o G o d as f o u n d o n th e walls of his tem p les, p a y h o m a g e t o t h e sun as the sy m b o l of t h e o n e sole G od w h o s e sp ir it and c o n s c io u s n e s s o n l y e m a n a t e s t h r o u g h th e r a y s of t h e sun. B e ca u se all m a n k i n d h a s life t h r o u g h t h e v i b r a t i o n s of t h e sun, all m a n k i n d is one b r o t h e r h o o d , re ce iv in g lig h t, life, a n d love f ro m the o n e G o d.” Dr. L e w is said w h ile d is c u s s in g th e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of th e sun in c o n n e c ti o n w ith t h e e a r l y r i te s of E g y p t i a n w o r s h ip : “I t w a s this b r o t h e r h o o d e le m e n t in the s a c re d t e a c h i n g s of t h is g r e a t P h a ­ r a o h th a t led to t h e f o r m a t i o n of t h e ‘f r a t e r n i t y of m y s t ic s w h ic h l a t e r built g r e a t te m p l e s of l e a r n i n g a n d a d v a n c e d th e a r ts a n d sc ien c es in E g y p t a n d t h r o u g h t h e e x o d u s of t h e J e w s , s p r e a d th e ir w o r t into J e r u s a l e m a n d o t h e r lands, t h e r e b y l a y i n g t h e f o u n d a t i o n f o r t h e p r e s e n t g r e a t i n te r n a t i o n a l o r g a n i ­ zation know n as the “ B re th re n of the R o sey C ro ss” or the “ H e rm etic M y stic F r a t e r n i t y o f R o s i c r u c i a n s . ” I n all a g es a n d in all t im e s th e o r g a n i z a t i o n has a p p lie d itself t o t h e f u r t h e r a n c e of m a n ’s p r a c tic a l n e e d s a n d desires a n d h a s c arefully a v o id e d t h e o l o g i c a l re li­ g io u s s e c ta r ia n i s m a n d p h ilo s o p h ic s p e c ­ ulation , until t o d a y t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w hic h w a s once u n d e r th e so le j u r i s d i c ­ tio n o f Sir F r a n c i s B a c o n a n d his g r o u p of c o n tin e n ta l r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s n o w is a n i n t e r n a t i o n a l f r a t e r n i t y c o n s i s t in g of tw e lv e s e p a r a t e ju r is d ic tio n s , t h e N o r t h A m e r i c a n b e i n g th e l a r g e s t in n u m b e r of m e m b e r s a n d size o f t e r r i t o r y . ” I n th e “ H i s t o r i e d e s R o s e C r o i x p a r F r a t e r W i t t e m a n s , A v o c a t de l’o r d r e ” a nd now a member of the Belgian s e n a te t h e r e a p p e a r s t h e f o l l o w i n g w hic h h a s been t r a n s l a t e d i n to E n g li s h . “ H. S p e n c e r L ew is, prese-nt I m p e r a t o r of t h e R o s i c r u c i a n o r g a n i z a t i o n in A m e r ic a e s t a b l i s h e d it d irec tly in a c c o r d w ith th e p rin cip les a n d de cre es of R o s e C r o i x M y s te r i e s o f E g y p t by a n d u n d e r the a u t h o r i t y a n d d e c r e e o f c o u n cil s u ­ p r e m e of th e o r d e r, o f th e j u r is d ic t io n of F r a n c e a n d E n g la n d . T hese prin­ ciples a n d d e c r e e s a re as s h o w n in t h e h i s t o r y of T h o t m e s I I I , P h a r a o h o f E g y p t , 1500 to 1447 B. C., w h i c h is t h e v e ritab le f o u n d a t i o n of th e o rd e r. T h e s u c c e s s o r of T h o t m e s I I I , w a s A m e n h o tep , I I I , w h o w as fo llo w ed b y A t n e n h o t e p IV , t h e P h a r a o h w h o w a s m a d e m a s t e r of th e o r d e r in th e T e m p l e of K arnak” I n a n o t h e r c h a p t e r he s a y s “ A m o n g t h e v a r i o u s R o sic ru c ia n so c ieties a c t u a l ­ ly active, th e o n e in A m e r i c a is n o w t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t b e c a u s e o f its l a r g e j u r ­ isd ictio n a n d g r e a t n u m b e r of m e m b e r s . Since it b e g a n its o u t e r a c t i v it i e s , it has s p r e a d r a p id l y t h r o u g h o u t the

( Contin ued f r o m page 25) U n i t e d S t a te s a n d its ram ifications. T h e official o r g a n is th e M y s ti c T r ia n g l e T h i s b r a n c h is a direct d e sc e n d a n t of th e o r d e r k n o w n as ‘L ’O r d r e Ancien et M y s ti q u e de la R o se C r o i x ’ founded by T h o t m e s I I I , of E g y p t . ” In 1923 a n d 1924 th e N o r t h Am erican o r d e r financed th e E g y p t i a n Exploratior, F u n d of L o n d o n , t h a t the work m i g h t go on of e x p lo r i n g th e ru ins of K i n g A m e n h o t e p ’s to m b . Discoveries h ave p r o v e n th e v a lu e of th e m o n tv s p e n t as m u c h of i n te r e s t h a s been un­ f o ld ed in th e s e r u in s w h i c h sh e d light o n th e civilization of b y g o n e days. Since th e revival of t h e o r d e r in N e w Y o r k in 1910, it ha s established c h a r t e r e d b r a n c h e s in e v e r y larg e city of t h e U n i t e d S ta te s, C a n ad a , Mexico a n d t h e A m e r ic a n d e p en d e n cie s. I n 1910 the n a t i o n a l h e a d q u a r t e r s w e r e moved to S a n F r a n c is c o t o fa cilitate t h e rapid g r o w t h in t h e w e s te rn p a r t of the c on­ t in e n t. I n N o v e m b e r , 1925, the n a tio n a l head­ q u a r t e r s w e r e m o v e d t o its o w n build­ in g a n d p r o p e r t i e s l o c a t e d a t R o s ic r u ­ c ian S q u a re , T a m p a , F l o r i d a , t h a t it m i g h t on c e a gain be clo se t o th e eastern p o p u l a t i o n a n d e n la r g e its activities a m o n g its t h o u s a n d s of m e m b e r s in e v e ry se c tio n of th e e a s t e r n states. As in t h e p a s t th e i n s t it u t io n is legally c h a r t e r e d in ev ery s t a te in t h e union a n d in e v e r y c o u n tr y as a n o n - p r o fit and n o n - c o m m e r c i a ! o rg a n iz a t i o n . M a n y of its h u m a n i t a r i a n a ctiv ities are c arried on in t h e n a m e s of five o r six affiliated b o d ie s , but w hich a r e n o t ge nera lly k n o w n to be c o n n e c te d w ith t h e p a r e n t body. A m o n g p la n s f o r th e e s ta b lis h m e n t of a l a r g e c u ltu r a l c e n t e r in t h e city o f T a m p a is th e e s t a b l i s h i n g of the U n i v e r s i ti a s Illu m i n a t i , a fully c h a r ­ t e r e d u n iv e rs ity e m p o w e r e d to g ra n t d e g r e e s a n d w hich will be d e v o t e d to t h e fine a r ts a nd sciences. A p lo t of g r o u n d was secured s o m e y e a r s ago w h ic h is n o w in t h e h e a r t of o n e of the choice d e v e l o p m e n t s for r e s i d e n t i a l p u r ­ p o se s. I n a d d it i o n to t h e college b u i ld ­ i n g s t h e r e will be an o b s e r v a t o r y built or, t h e cam p u s, a n d a l a r g e office b uild ­ in g w i t h o r i e n t a l s h o p s of reputable s t a n d i n g on ly on th e g r o u n d floor. Dr. L e w is says " A t n o tim e in the h i s t o r y of th e o r d e r h a s t h e r e b e en a profit. T h e u n iv e r s ity t r a i n i n g is a c ­ c o r d e d to t h o s e u n a b le t o p a y w ith o u t c o st, t h e o nly sti p u la t io n b e in g t h a t a s t u d e n t m u s t c o m e r e c o m m e n d e d by e d u c a to r s of s t a n d i n g b e f o r e h e will be a ll o w e d a dm ission. T h i s s t i p u la tio n a p ­ plies to all s tu d e n ts , w h e t h e r t h e y are a b le t o pay th e i r w a y o r n o t . ” ( C o p y r i g h t 1926)

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