Author: Oregon AMORC
REGISTRATION IS LIVE FOR THE AMORC COLOMBE AND JUNIOR ORDER ANNUAL CONVENTION 2023
- June 21st – June 25th, 2023
- (Pre-convention excursion on June 20th)
- RSVP by June 2nd!
We are so pleased to once again announce our dates for this year’s Colombe and Junior order combined convention. The event was such a wonderful inspirational experience last year and we were moved by the feedback we received from the participants! We are also happy to announce that the convention will be back at Rosicrucian Park in 2023 and we will be honored by the presence of our most venerable Imperator, Frater Claudio Mazzucco! This gives us great joy to announce!
We hope to see high participation amongst our youth this June. You can register your Colombes and Junior Order Members
(children of Rosicrucians)
An Introduction to the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC
Saturday, March 18th, at the Esoterika Masonic Lodge, 10636 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Enneadic Star Presents: Magical Egypt, Season 1, Episode 6 “Legacy”
The ancient Arabic name for Egypt was “Khemet” or “The Black Land”. The western continuation of the Egyptian magical arts was called “Al-Khemet” meaning from the Black Land. This show explores the many modern incarnations of the ancient science of perfection and the transformation of the “materia prima” of the Alchemists. From Alchemy to Tarot, and the many esoteric and mystical societies existing today, they explore the hidden thread that connects modern and ancient magic.
pre-register on the Rosicrucian Community site. https://rosicruciancommunity.org/
Magical Egypt S1E5 “Navigating the Afterlife” – Online Meeting Sat Feb 18 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Greetings, Respected Members of AMORC! Enneadic Star Pronaos invites you to join us for this online AMORC members-only event. From the Magical Egypt website: “Did the ancient Egyptian technology extend into mastery of the afterlife? In the Valley of the Kings, the tomb of Seti I and Tuthmosis III have been closed to the public for over a decade. Arcane funerary texts cover the walls of the tombs with a bewildering list of spells and secrets that allow the deceased to navigate the afterlife. Dr Rick Strassman, author of “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” discusses the biochemistry of the death experience and the role of the mysterious pineal gland. Our powerful interaction with DMT is shedding new light on the ancient understanding of the “third eye” or pineal gland as the seat of consciousness. Lon Milo DuQuette discusses the strange state of consciousness known as lucid dreaming and its unexpected relationship with the afterlife experience. Featuring Dr. Rick Strassman – “DMT The Spirit Molecule” Lon Milo DuQuette -“Angels, Demons & God of the New Millennium”
This meeting is for AMORC Members only.
Please register in advance for this meeting by going to the Rosicrucian Community events site at this link: https://rosicruciancommunity.org/events/join-enneadic-star-pronaos-for-season-1-episode-5-of-magical-egyp (scroll down the page to the event details).
Note: this is a later start time than our last meeting. PS – Here is the meeting time in several time zones
Eastern – 7:00 PM
Central – 6:00 PM
Mountain – 5:00 PM
Pacific – 4:00 PM
Helpful links AMORC Homepage Rosicrucian Community – Events Page Oregon Rosicrucians Meetup Page
2. All of Creation is permeated by a Universal Soul that evolves toward the perfection of its own nature.
A universal soul or rational principle, meaning mind, is everywhere present. In man it is what is called soul, the Stoics declared. In matter it is the natural laws by which it manifests.
Excerpt from Mental Alchemy by Imperator Ralph M. Lewis
Traditional mysticism may be reduced to these fundamental principles: the soul is the spiritual self of man; the soul is part of a
universal soul, a soul which permeates the entire universe. That soul is God. The material world and the physical body are the negative side of this positive, absolute soul, or God, which permeates the universe—a sort of imperfection, a falling off from the goodness; and when the soul is embodied in a physical form or body, man as a unity of both soul and body is not perfect. The body, the material, must be brought into harmony with the soul, the immaterial. Man will be confined to a body, in various lives, as long as he permits the temptations, the desires and appetites to dominate his nature. He must struggle to overcome them, to suppress them, to give himself over entirely to those spiritual urges within his own nature; these urges are the dictates of conscience which finds its expression in ethical, moral, and religious conduct.
Excerpt from The Santuary of Self by Imperator Ralph M. Lewis
Proposal to move meeting location
Dear Fraters and Sorors,
Enneadic Star Pronaos would like you to know that we have found an extremely suitable meeting place in Portland, and propose that we move from meetings at Kenton Lodge, to meetings at Parkrose Lodge. To that effect, we’ll have a short and focused business meeting by Zoom (and you can call in if you don’t do Zoom) on November 26th, at 3 pm.
We have six reasons for this proposed move.
- The management of Kenton Lodge is difficult to contact, by phone, text or email and they have a history of making significant changes without informing us.
- In 2020, they changed the building locks, and we were lucky that we had shown up way early to set up for a special event, and they could and did quickly make and deliver new keys to us.
- Since 2020, the building has not been well maintained; we came to one meeting to find that they had not cleaned up the dining hall after themselves; they had to install powerful fans for a week to get the cigar smell out of the building; and the broken panel of glass in the front door that was broken in 2021 still has not been replaced. Also, the custodians of the building were not very diligent. Also, the elevator that our disabled members relied on to get to the top floors went out of service and has not been repaired.
- In 2022, they moved items from our locked storage room without telling us they had done so, and it took us a week to find out what they had done with our materials.
- We contacted them in September about updating our lease and storing our items and they promised to have new leases for us soon. In November we contacted them again for the leases and heard nothing. Finally, after we found a new location, their building manager contacted us saying they had just now found new lease forms and were going to send them to us.
- The new location (Parkrose Lodge) charges half as much per meeting and would store our materials for free. The Masons have been upgrading the building with new kitchen fixtures and appliances, adding wheelchair ramps in two locations, and it has ample space for our social events. It is easily accessible by car, light rail and bus, and has ample on-street and off-street parking. It has a working stair chair lift to move our disabled members upstairs to the temple. And last but not least, the management is easy to contact and work with.
For these reasons, your officers urge you to support this proposed move.
You can ask us further questions at the zoom meeting.
Magical Egypt S1E2 Sat Nov 19, 3:00 PM Pacific Time
|Greetings, Respected Members of AMORC! |
Please join us on Saturday Nov 19, 2022, 3 pm PDT, for a zoom presentation of Magical Egypt, Season 1, Episode 2, the Old Kingdom and Older Kingdom Still! This series goes into scholarly depth about the magic, wisdom and science of ancient Egypt.
“John Anthony West explores architectural anomalies and other evidence of an advanced civilization predating the ancient Egyptians. Across Egypt, the many architectural engineering artistic and scientific wonders still defy explanation. The mysterious Oserion appears to already have been an ancient ruin when it was “uncovered” by Seti I during the construction of the Temple of Abydos in the First Dynasty. New developments in the age of the sphinx? Debate. In the Cairo museum is a stella, which describes reparations to the great sphinx performed by the Father of the traditionally credited builder. Does the great sphinx conceal its date of construction in the age of Leo?”
This meeting is for AMORC Members only. Please register in advance for this meeting by going to the Rosicrucian Community events site at this link: https://rosicruciancommunity.org/events/join-us-for-season-1-episode-2-of-magical-egypt-1. (scroll to the bottom of the page)
PS – Here is the meeting time in several time zones
Eastern – 6:00 PM
Central – 5:00 PM
Mountain – 4:00 PM
Pacific – 3:00 PM
- Divinity is the Universal Intelligence that thought, manifested, and animated all Creation according to unchanging perfect laws.
Mind and consciousness can never be separated. Where there is no consciousness, there is no mind. But even where certain qualities of mind do not exist, there yet can be mind. An organism, for example, may lack ego construct, that is, the awareness of self, and yet have mind. Where any characteristic of consciousness exists, there is an aspect of mind. If we reduce consciousness to the simplest function of which we have knowledge, we still find that quality of responsivity to which we have referred. It can be postulated that any attribute of consciousness is representative of mind. The extent of the mind may vary, of course, with the development of the organism. It is, then, a corollary that mind and consciousness are synonymous.
The question immediately before us is whether this hypothesis can be applied to Absolute Reality; is it also mind? The highest function of human mind is purpose. Such requires the attributes of reason, imagination and will, all of which are a higher order of the mental processes. Is, then, the Absolute purposeful, as theism and pantheism, for example, would have us believe? The end of purpose or its objective is always external to man. It is not entirely of him. Further, what a thing does by the necessity of its nature as an immanent quality is not purpose. The roots of plants will reach for water. The leaves of plants will turn toward the sun. But these are not examples of purposeful causes in their true sense. The motivation is part of the inherent nature of plants. The chemical elements and vitality which plants seek in the water and sunlight are already of the vital force, the essential quality, of their being. What a thing has to do in order to be is not real purpose. It is an automatism, whether there is an awareness of the act or not.
Purpose must manifest a self-consciousness to the extent that the ego appears deficient or lacking in some factor or condition that would heighten its satisfaction. It is then obvious that, where there is purpose and its related values, there must be a duality of the function of consciousness; there must be a realization of the ego and also an awareness of something seemingly apart from it. In purpose we see that the ego (the self) is endeavoring to expand itself by accretion. This process of assimilation by the ego takes from its environment that which it feels—or imagines—it needs or desires.
Excerpts above from The Conscious Interlude by Imperator Ralph M. Lewis
Briefly, the mystic is one who aspires to a personal union, or oneness, with the Absolute. This Absolute he may call either God, Cosmic, Universal Mind, Supreme Being, and so on. The acme of mystical attainment is Cosmic Consciousness. If we transpose the two words as consciousness of the Cosmic we then have a better understanding of the term. Simply, it consists of man having a consciousness of the Cosmic, the One of which all reality consists.
Excerpt from Mental Alchemy by Imperator Ralph M. Lewis
MAGICAL EGYPT RETURNS OCTOBER 2, AT 3 PM
we resume showing the video series Magical Egypt, with Season 1, Episode one, the Invisible Science. Host John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky, (highly recommended reading for this series), asks questions about the sources of Egypt’s advanced sciences and skills. We will be showing one episode each month and each builds on what is learned from the next. This is a member’s-only presentation.
Register in advance for this meeting by going to the Rosicrucian Community Events page and following the link there. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.