From the Rosicrucian Manual, 1990 edition:
The mere intellectual study and comprehension of the specialized monographs and lessons issued to student members is not sufficient. Of and by itself, such study is but a third of the work of preparation leading to readiness and worthiness. The monographs are designed to accomplish two things:
- Train the brain and augment the knowledge of the mind regarding fundamental laws and principles leading up to a comprehension of the higher laws;
- Give and suggest certain experiments and tests which will consciously and unconsciously develop certain psychic centers in the member that will quicken his or her psychic powers and abilities for more complete mastery and control of natural forces.
Many members look upon the monographs and lessons as if they were intended to cover only the first of the above purposes. To them the lessons in all the Degrees are like unto discourses in philosophy or metaphysics, often seeming to be simple and inconsequential. It is difficult, indeed, to make them appreciate the fact that unless the various exercises and tests are performed each week, or even each day, for a few minutes, there will be very little psychic development accompanying the comprehension of the monographs, and, of course, no real progress made.”
My questions to you are: What Rosicrucian skills do you use on a daily or weekly basis? Can you give a recent example? How many Rosicrucian skills can you name?