This artwork and verse are a hymn of praise and thanksgiving. It is my inevitably inadequate attempt to describe my own inner experiences and give thanks for that mystic Ascent and Union with the Cosmic Pleroma, which lies at the center of our Souls. — Daniel Gautier, FRC
The accompanying music for this meditation is also by Frater Gautier.
Nicholas of Cusa and the Infinite
Thomas J. McFarlane
Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64) was a philosopher and theologian whose writings influenced the development of Renaissance mathematics and science. The first part of this podcast traces the historical development in the West of thought about the Infinite prior to the time of Nicholas of Cusa. The second part discusses his philosophy as presented in his major work, On Learned Ignorance. The third part of the podcast then examines the subsequent development of thought about the Infinite and the ways in which Nicholas of Cusa influenced mathematics and science.
The Alchemy Exhibit at Rosicrucian Park
Dennis William Hauck, FRC, Ph.D.
Recently Rosicrucian members and guests joined Grand Master Julie Scott and Frater Dennis William Hauck for the dedication of the Alchemy Exhibit at Rosicrucian Park. This exhibit presents an introduction to Alchemy, an important part of the Rosicrucian Tradition, and leads guests through the seven steps of the alchemical process. It also includes a reproduction of a medieval Alchemist’s Workshop, a copy of The Ripley Scroll, and a meditation chamber featuring the “Azoth of the Philosophers” image.
This exhibit, on display in the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, will serve as the center-piece for the new Alchemy Museum at Rosicrucian Park, once the funds for the museum are raised. The Rosicrucian Alchemy Museum will be the first alchemy museum in the United States and the largest Alchemy Museum in the world.
This reading of the article presents some of the text from the Alchemy Exhibit panels, and includes the Azoth Meditation.
Laughter, an Element for the Improvement of Human Consciousness
Iakovos Giannakopoulos, FRC
General Administrator of the Greek Administration
In this podcast, which is a reading of his discourse presented in the Grand Temple during the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, General Administrator Iakovos Giannakopoulos of the Greek Administration analyzes the way laughter acts bodily, mentally, spiritually, and generally the way it motivates us to develop our consciousness.
Vladimir Koptelov, FRC
General Administrator of the Russian Administration
In this podcast, which is a reading of his discourse presented in the Grand Temple during the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, General Administrator Vladimir Koptelov introduces us to Russian Cosmism, the nineteenth century scientific, philosophical, religious, and cultural phenomenon in Russia.
Michal Eben, FRC
Grand Master of the Czech and Slovakian Languages Grand Lodge
In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Michal Eben explains how humanity evolves, and how we perceive our own development, invoking scientific and mystical analogies. The importance of cycles in this development for equilibrium and moderation highlight this podcast.
The Alchemy of Life: As Above, So Below
Hugo Casas, FRC
Grand Master of the Spanish Grand Lodge for Europe, Africa, and Australasia
In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Hugo Casas of the Spanish Grand Lodge for Europe, Africa, and Asia explores the Alchemy of Life through the analogy of games.
In his book, Rosicrucian History and Mysteries, Christian Rebisse describes the many traditions that contributed to what would become the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC and to some extent the Traditional Martinist Order. The excerpt below briefly describes the history of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix and its founders who greatly influenced both traditions.
In this podcast, Christian Bernard, Imperator of The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, invites us to develop our perception of the transcendental nature of beauty, which can be a powerful tool to carry us closer to Divine Wisdom.