One from the vault.
Master Anjala has dug up a classic AMORC ad from Popular Mechanics in 1945! It’s fascinating. Over the years we have met many many members who joined AMORC because of the famous ads they use to run in print magazines. If you have never seen one, check it out the full ad below.
This ad got Master Anjala wondering how you, the members, came to discover the mystical teachings of AMORC. Read on and let us know in the comments about your story.
I know of several people who attend our Pronaos who first heard about the Order from an advertisement in the magazine called Popular Mechanics. Here is an example of one of those ads. Please read the ad and respond with the parts of it that appeals to you, and the parts that would make you skeptical. In short, would you have joined based on this ad?
Things That Appeal To Me
5. The words: “a pleasing book of interesting information which explains how you may acquire this most unusual and helpful knowledge.
Things That Make Me Skeptical
1. The very first line! Reads like a pulp science fiction magazine (which I am very familiar with, tend to be rather purple of prose, overwrought and whiz-bangy).
2. “One of America’s foremost psychologists and university instructors” made me think of the television ads saying seven out of seven dentists recommended Brand X toothpaste. I would have preferred the pre-eminent one to have been named, and their not being named makes me skeptical.
Also, respond with examples of things promised in the ad that was indeed provided to you. For example, I have indeed experienced and used “a mysterious faculty of foresight” and have “exert[ed] an influence over things and conditions.”
What did actually spark your desire to join?