Their rituals may be traceable to the Egyptian Memphis-Mizraim rites although it's not confirmed. Some believe that they were the result of the unification of various RC organizations which rallied under the banner of the "FUDOSI",in order to "regularize" rosicrucianism under an international umbrella.
Here's where it gets interesting. The founder of AMORC, Harvey Spencer Lewis, claimed to have made contact with a French Masonic group(unnamed)which apparently passed on to him the remnants of a tradition from the old Rosicrucians of Toulouse. He claimed that this unnamed Masonic branch was protecting the Toulouse RC tradition and in anticipation of WWII, passed it on to him for the purpose of re-establishing the Order in the "New World" where the "eagle spread its wings" (an old Egyptian prophecy). There's an echo of Sir Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis" in this tale.
Regardless of their true origins which are often hard to trace with traditional initiatic Orders, AMORC rituals are quite inspiring especially in the settings of a Lodge.
I agree with you about their teachings being specific spiritual and psychic practices.
Apparently HS Lewis was a member of the OTO, and as I recall reading, did not produce lessons beyond the 9th degree until he had returned to Europe to get more information.
An early version of the Rosicrucian Manual had a section with a list of numbers that it said described a cloud of dimensions (something like) 4 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet. I was rather interested but there were no practical instructions. Later editions of the Manual omitted that section.
I think that with demise of the founder, AMORC lost a lot of its technical skills. This of course is standard for esoteric organizations.
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT