Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Scientist, Mystic — by the Staff of the Rosicrucian Research Library

“Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Scientist, Mystic” — by the Staff of the Rosicrucian Research Library, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest

Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) typifies the art, science, and spiritual yearnings of the Italian Renaissance. During this vibrant transitional period, medieval Western Europe was reawakening to the knowledge and wisdom of the ancient world. This was transmitted to them through reexamining what had been preserved in the West, but even more dynamically, from Constantinople and the Byzantine Roman East, as well as through Islamic science, art, and literature. The result of this fusion was the Renaissance of the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries, which ushered in the modern Western world.

This podcast is a reading of selections from the instructional booklet prepared for the da Vinci exhibit at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose and at the Rosicrucian Cultural Center at the Toronto Lodge during 2006.

Mystical Italy:

Join Imperator Christian Bernard and all of the Grand Masters from throughout the world for the 2019 AMORC World Convention taking place in the spectacular city of Rome August 14-18, 2019:

You can register for the Convention here: https://www.roma2019.amorc.it/en/

Following the World Convention in Rome, join Grand Master Julie Scott, other Rosicrucians, and friends on this journey of a lifetime through Sacred Italy.

As pilgrims in this mystical land, we will immerse ourselves in the world of the Sacred Feminine, of Francis of Assisi, the Pythagoreans, and the Neoplatonists, and will learn about many other traditions that have flourished here, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans.

Together we will explore Assisi, Venice, Florence, Ostia, Cumae, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and then on to Sicily (with cultures dating back to pre-history), to visit Palermo, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Calanissetta, and Agrigento.

In addition to its exceptional history and mysticism, we will also experience some of the most inspiring art and architecture in the world, its sacred symbolism, and the breathtaking beauty of this land.

You will find the detailed itinerary and registration information here: http://www.regonline.com/italy-2019

Running Time: 23:41 | 57.7 MB

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The New Alchemy Museum at Rosicrucian Park

This is a Podcast of a Message from the Board of Directors of the English Grand Lodge for the Americas about the New Alchemy Museum that is being created at Rosicrucian Park in San Jose, CA. For three years, our magnificent Alchemy Exhibit has been a popular display at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. We are now ready to begin the construction of its permanent home.

For more details, please visit https://www.rosicrucianpark.org/alchemy-museum

Running Time: 6:51 | 16.4 MB

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Grand Temple History

In celebration of 2017’s 90th Anniversary of Rosicrucian Park, this recording recounts the Grand Temple’s History from the recent Rosicrucian Digest.

Go here to see the illustrations mentioned.

Running Time: 42:45 | 102.6 MB

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Reaching the Roof–H. Spencer Lewis, FRC

Harvey Spencer Lewis, FRC served as Imperator of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC from 1915-1939.

In this essay, he uses the analogy of the wise planning and construction of a house to illustrate the principles on which he built the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, and which can be applied to our own endeavors.

Running Time: 8:49 | 3.2 MB

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We Did It! — Julie Scott, SRC

Soror Julie Scott, Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge for the Americas and Supreme Secretary of AMORC, reflects on the extraordinary projects that have been accomplished at Rosicrucian Park since the 75th Anniversary of the Park in 2002.

In 2002, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Rosicrucian Park, the Board of Directors of the English Grand Lodge announced the plans for the Future of Rosicrucian Park in a special issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Some of the goals seemed formidable, however they were so important that we decided to include them all.

Today, most of these goals, plus many more, have been achieved, thanks to the exceptional vision and commitment of our Board and the generosity of thousands of Rosicrucian members around North America and the Caribbean.

This podcast describes some of the extraordinary projects that we have all accomplished together.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the preservation and perpetuation of Rosicrucian Park. Your support has made all of this possible!

I hope that each of you will visit or re-visit Rosicrucian Park soon, to experience its beauty and tranquility. We look forward to welcoming you! With sincere appreciation for your support and my warmest wishes for Peace Profound,

Sincerely and fraternally,

Julie Scott Grand Master

Running Time: 15:59 | 5 MB

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The History of Rosicrucian Park–David Cherveny, FRC

This year marks the ninetieth year of Rosicrucian Park as the focus of Rosicrucian activity in North America and around the world. The word, focus, is a most apt description since, in the households of ancient Rome, the hearth (focus in Latin) was the center of the home. Sacred to the goddess Vesta, whose virtues had defined the sanctity, purity, and harmony of the ideal Roman family, the hearth provided warmth and light, and it was the place where nourishment was prepared. In so many ways, Rosicrucian Park has served the Rosicrucian Order and the San Jose community in these very capacities.

Running Time: 40:53 | 14.7 MB

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