Online Discussion Group: The Mountain of the Adepts, Nov. 17, 2 pm

adept.image. copyNow in our third month, our new online group is a video discussion and meditation for members who are not in the Portland Metro Area.  The session lasts about 40 minutes. We will conduct a meditation, have a lecture and time for sharing and discussion.

This month: The Mountain of the Adepts

In 1616, an alchemical text was published entitled Cabala, Mirror of Art and Nature: in Alchemy whose authorship is attributed to the Tyrollian physician Steffan Michelspacher. The text dealt with alchemical self-transformation in the same vein as the Rosicrucian book, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz, published the same year. This month’s Online Discussion Group will have a reading of an article discussing one of the alchemical illustrations found in this text known as the ‘Mountain of the Adepts’. Many Rosicrucian students may have seen this illustration from time to time, and this session will offer a chance to look deeper at the illustration and engage in discussion about it’s importance to the Great Work.

Please examine and come prepared to discuss this image.

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Spiritual Alchemy Workshop With Karen Wark, This Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9

Spiritual-AlchemyThis weekend, at last, is our Spiritual Alchemy Workshop, with visiting Rosicrucian Scholar Karen Wark. There’s still time to get advanced tickets HERE. Or you can get them at the door on Saturday.

This two-day event should not be missed. It will help to sharpen the skills of members of our Order, and it will also be a fascinating window into the Rosicrucian teachings of AMORC for the curious.

We’ve sold about twenty advanced tickets, and we expect a few more to come in before Saturday. We’ve had lots of inquiries about the event from non-members. We should have a healthy mix of local and out of town members and unaffiliated spiritual seekers.

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Video Discussion: Alchemy and Johann Joachim’s Oedipus Chimicus, Online, 10/20, 2pm

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This month’s online meditation and discussion group will talk about Johann Joachim Becher’s book called Oedipus Chimicus, published in 1664. The group, led by Frater Ken, will hold a meditation, and then a brief talk on the alchemical symbols and principals from this old treaty on alchemy.

“Becher’s views on chemistry have much in common with standard 17th-century Paracelsian and Helmontian treatments of the subject” such that “sulfur was analogous to earth, and salt to water, while earth and water, in more subtle form, were mercurial in nature…”

Article on Martayanla.com

This discussion will focus on the alchemical principles as illustrated in the engraving here below. This talk will be a precursor to our RCUI spiritual alchemy workshop Nov 9 and 10.

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Master Anjala’s Tour of Mystical Italy: Travel Log [With Photos]

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The Veiled Christ, one of many exquisite statues in the Capella Sansevero in Naples.

For those of you who might be interested, here are some email excerpts from Master Anjala’s recent Rosicrucian tour of Sacred Italy. This was a three- week trip sponsored by AMORC that was attended by dozens and dozens of Rosicrucians.  (AMORC sponsors tours in different mystical places throughout the world. Next year’s tour to Egypt (and maybe Morocco?) will be in August and people are already signing up.) 

Enjoy!

August 19

I’ve been on a Rosicrucian tour of Sacred Italy since August 9th. Since then I’ve traveled to Assisi, Tivoli, Rome, Assisi again, Venice, Florence, and today I’m in Napoli (aka Naples).  So Many Misadventures!  So Many Pasta meals!  So Many Macedon deserts (read fruit salad, usually with cocomele (watermelon) naranja (orange, sometimes blood orange), kiwi, pineapple, and apple.  Variations on that theme.  So many sights! Macedonia was a Balkan country conquered by the Romans (Italians) in the 2nd century BC, and somehow the country name for fruit salad persists centuries later.)

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Alchemy Workshop with Karen Wark: Tickets Now on Sale

page-1_img01_original-2Tickets are now available on EventBrite for our first-ever Pacific Northwest Spiritual Alchemy workshop on Nov. 9 and 10.

This event is open to the public. Lunch tickets can be purchased for both days.  This is a rare treat that should bring participants a lot of new insights. We hope you can join us and meet new members of the Order as well as other local seekers.

AMORC members who have attended convocation in Portland or Seattle this year are eligible for a 20% discount. Email us oregon@amorc.rosicrucian.org for a discount code.

“At this workshop, you will be trained in the use of the REBALANCING EXERCISE!” stated ESP’s current Master, Soror Anjala. “This exercise isn’t usually shared until you have been a member for many years.  This exercise has many powerful uses.  One Rosicrucian woman used it for a few weeks and totally eliminated a bothersome caffeine addiction.  So this practical physical technique will be shared, along with other more esoteric (hidden) techniques.”

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June Updates: Alchemy Question and Draft Schedule, Colombe Convention, New Online Forum Launches, Solstice Picnic Mystery

vestal.virgin.3That burning orb in the sky is appearing more and more often, so summer in the Pacific Northwest must be approaching! We’ve got a lot of news, events, and opportunities to share with you, so please read carefully.

Summer Solstice Event at Maryhill Stonehenge Mystery
The Summer Solstice event is coming! We just still don’t know when. We are working on organizing this event (volunteers needed), and we will let you know through our email blast about the details as soon as we have everything locked down. So, save the date for that weekend, get your potluck, and mystical skills warmed up, and we will have more for you very soon.

You are Invited to Our New Online Forum
We wanted to invite you to a new online tool we are experimenting with this year. This is will be on a website called Slack. And it’s a private online forum that we can use just for members.

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March Updates: Postcards – Alchemy Workshop Planning Volunteers Needed -Get Initiated!

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We have a few short news items for the members this March:

Initiations
If you didn’t know already, we are now authorized to do Pronaos initiations. This is an essential ritual for members, and you must apply for it after attending three Pronaos meetings.  A Pronaos initiation teaches you how to ritually behave in a Pronaos, what the rules are, and what a lot of the symbolism means.   The Pronaos initiation is quite different from a degree initiation, which can only be done at a Lodge. This ritual solidifies your relationship to the local group and helps strengthen your bond with the egregore, or spiritual and energic collective, of our group.

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