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.
sbs59: Can someone help me with this question. I was a Master Mason for 4 years until last year. My father died and i left the Masons as i was depressed about his death. Can i now re join a lodge?
May 21, 2019 10:07:41 GMT
The Ancient: sbs59: Were you suspended for non payment of dues? if so, square up and petition the lodge for a restatement vote. If your dues are current, your still a member. In this case, it is all about the Benjamins.
May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT