Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. The Rosicrucian Brotherhood traces its origin to the 14th century, and claims to be heir to occult and recondite secrets that date back much, much further. The anonymous author of ‘The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians’ reveals – perhaps for the first time – the basic tenets of their philosophy, the Nature of the visible and invisible universe, and the techniques secret doctrine of the rosicrucians pdf which the Rosicrucian adept may attain to powers inconceivable to ordinary humans who remain fettered by the restricting bonds of dogmatic religion and modern science. I first read this in 2003 after discovering the Liberal Catholic Church and mystical Christianity.
Despite the crosses on the cover, the book is not specifically religious but generally spiritual, with deference and respect to all religions — as it should be. But all in all,he does not struggle to far from the tail we have all read.
But the book touches on much from the past. This preview is provided by Google, with the permission of its publishers and authors.
The Temple of the Rose Cross, Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens, 1618. Rosicrucianism was a cultural movement which arose in Europe in the early 17th century after the publication of several texts which purported to announce the existence of a hitherto unknown esoteric order to the world and made seeking its knowledge attractive to many. The mysterious doctrine of the order is allegedly “built on esoteric truths of the ancient past”, which “concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm.
The manifestos do not elaborate extensively on the matter, but clearly combine references to Kabbalah, Hermeticism, and mystical Christianity. The Rosicrucian Manifestos heralded a “universal reformation of mankind”, through a science allegedly kept secret for decades until the intellectual climate might receive it.
Controversies have arisen on whether they were a hoax, whether the “Order of the Rosy Cross” existed as described in the manifestos, or whether the whole thing was a metaphor disguising a movement that really existed, but in a different form. In 1616, Johann Valentin Andreae famously designated it as a “ludibrium”. By promising a spiritual transformation at a time of great turmoil, the manifestos tempted many figures to seek esoteric knowledge.
Seventeenth-century occult philosophers such as Michael Maier, Robert Fludd, and Thomas Vaughan interested themselves in the Rosicrucian world view. According to historian David Stevenson, it was influential to Freemasonry as it was emerging in Scotland.