Det Gyllene Rosenkorset
The Spiritual School of the Golden Rosycross:
A Spiritual Community of the Present
The spiritual path as it was walked in all times under various conditions by truth seekers lies at the center of this book. In the Spiritual School of the Rosycross, this way is walked in the sign of Christian Rosycross. It connects to the consciousness of the modern human being on the basis of the original Christianity while at the same time reaching back to the long, independent spiritual tradition of the West. The inner workings of this spiritual school are made transparent for the onlooker: Who were its founders? From which sources did they draw? What are the contents of the Rosicrucian philosophy? How does a spiritual power field work? What is the structure of the Spiritual School? We see that not only the individual pupil is on the way but also the whole community, that this path is not an automatic one, however, and that it can happen that individual pupils under certain conditions may not be able to reach the goal. A spiritual school is a visible model of a human community of the future in which unity, freedom, and love among human beings are striven for. For these characteristics are the destiny of every human being and of humanity. Therefore, renewing impulses can also go out from the Spiritual School to society, science, culture, and religion.
Mysteries and Challenges of Birth, Life and Death: Becoming a New Human Being
The Spiritual Art of Living from Inner Knowledge, Love and Strength. Why was I born? What am I supposed to do here? After my death my body decays, but what happens then to my consciousness? Does that disappear too? Or does it increase instead? Will I go to heavenly spheres, or will some part of me possibly return to earth in a different body? How can I deal with practical and ethical dilemmas about life and the end of life? These are essential life questions, posed everywhere by many people, no matter what their culture, religion, or social position. If you keep these questions truly alive in your heart, you do not receive precise answers, but those questions dissolve and you yourself become the answer. The true question is not whether there is life after death, but whether you are truly alive before death. Your vision of birth, life and death are determining the way in which you experience and shape your life now. Birth is the opposite of death, but life has no opposite. Life has always been and life will always be; it is a mystery. You will never fully understand it, but it is possible to penetrate deeply into it, so that you are filled with the true, the good and the beautiful. Submerge into the ancient and, at the same time, very timely mystery wisdom of the Rosicrucians as conveyed in this book. Experience the magnificence of the spirit. Be inspired by the Christian mysteries, in which all liberating values of prior philosophies and religions are brought together and renewed.
The Call of the Brotherhood of the Rosycross
The Fama Fraternitatis R. C. tells the story of the founding of the Rosicrucian Order and invites the like-minded to make contact with it. When it was first published in 1614, it created a massive flurry of interest in Rosicrucians. Who were they? Where were they? How could one join them?
As Jan van Rijckenborgh considers one by one the incidents described in the Fama, explaining how they relate to a practical path of self-initiation, many details of Rosicrucianism which may have been obscure for centuries become clear. He also gives us glimpses of a gigantic world-plan spanning aeons of time, in which we, too, are invited by the ‘Call of the Brotherhood’ to play our part. Contains the text of the Fama Fraternitatis R. C. (1614) with extensive esoteric analysis.