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A Message from the Rosicrucian Grand Lodge During This Time of Anxiety Amid Corona Virus Concerns

“Refuse to give in to the thought that the world is dangerous and that God’s people are evil.”

Lonnie C. Edwards, MD of the Rosicrucian Grand Lodge in San Jose offers up a  meditation to unlock our Inner Resources and guide us from fear or anxiety we may be feeling towards calmness, serenity, and acceptance.

Edwards assures us that “humanity is evolving rapidly, despite what you see in the news.” He says that the key is “right thought and right perception,” and that we as Rosicrucian initiates strive to “see and hear as God sees and hears.” In the end, the problems rest with how you perceive reality and what you chose to do.

We hope this message will inspire you and still concerns that even during times of crisis all is well with the Cosmic. We have only to tap into it.

Spring Series on Rosicrucian Healing

ancient-healingRosicrucian Healing is the topic we are pursuing for the next two months. “Rosicrucian healing is not used solely for treating illnesses. It can be used equally to prevent illness from occurring and to maintain good health.” …there are two major categories of diseases: those which induce a fever, and those which do not. In the first of these cases, we give a negative treatment. In the second case, we need to give a positive treatment.”

This spring will learn, re-learn, and practice our skills in the following four ways:

1) The discourse on March 8th reminds us exactly how to give healing treatments to one’s self and to others. It covers the source of healing energies and how exactly to stimulate a suppressed immune system.

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BENEFITS OF OUR LESSONS

arabscholaran-arab-scholar-working-diligently-in-the-house-of-wisdomFrom 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:

  1. Train the brain and augment the knowledge of the mind regarding fundamental laws and principles leading up to a comprehension of the higher laws;
  2. 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.

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THREE DAILY ROSICRUCIAN PRACTICES TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS 

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By Master Anjala

If you only do one of these a day, that’s Terrific, mix it up, have fun!  These are not chores, and they do make you feel better and function better!  Don’t stress out, but don’t not do these either!

  1. GREET THE SUN:  Many of the paper monographs that I received as a new member back in the late 70’s had an illustration in them of a man facing the sun, arms stretched wide.  What I did not understand at the time was that  EVERYTHING     in a monograph is chosen to give the student on the path a boost on the way!  The symbols on the cover, on the bottoms of the page, the illustrations and the Exercises all should be done as promptly and often as possible.  That figure facing the rising sun is chanting the vowel sound RA.   Try this for 21 days.  Every morning face the sun and repeat the vowel sound RA however many times suits you.  If possible, do it at full volume, trilling the R as best you can.
  2. MEDITATE FOR FIVE MINUTES before breakfast.  Sit in your sanctum, or where you won’t be bothered, and gently, lovingly, quiet your thoughts.
  3. DO THE OVERALL EXERCISE: If you can spend 10 to 15 minutes daily doing this, I think you’ll be surprised how much better your body starts working.  Below is One way to do the Overall Exercise.  Please seek out the audio clips and videos on the Rosicrucian Community site for more detailed instruction.  This exercise helps heal both you and the world.

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Rosicrucian Cycles, Times of Secrecy and Times of Re-Emergences

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One question we hear a lot in Rosicrucian circles is, “Will AMORC be shutting down soon?” We heard some chatter about this at last month’s Spiritual Alchemy Workshop. The Grand Lodge continues to roll out new online tools for members, and the recent growth at the Enneadic Star Pronaos are good examples of how things are going well with the organization. Still, people often think that AMORC will be “going dark.”  There are good reasons why.  It comes from the belief that Rosicrucians transmit their teachings in cycles: going back and forth between active and inactive or underground eras.

Master Anjala decided to weigh in on the issue to give you the full story:

The Rosicrucian Order in the United States was established by H. Spencer Lewis in 1909. There is a MYSTICAL CYCLE of 108 years that some Fraters and Sorors have asked about for years. Isn’t the Order supposed to “Go Dark” in the USA for 108 years, starting in 2017? Why hasn’t that happened?

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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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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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