In celebration of 2017’s 90th Anniversary of Rosicrucian Park, this recording recounts the fascinating story of the location of Rosicrucian Park in San Jose CA and the history of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, and how we came to be here.
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.
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,
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.
In this reading from a Rosicrucian Manuscript, we learn about Heraclitus and Democritus, two Pre-Socratic Greek Philosophers who are known respectively as the Weeping and Laughing Ancient Greek Philosophers.
Julie Scott, Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge for the Americas and Supreme Secretary of AMORC, reflects on the continuing value of former Imperator Ralph M. Lewis’s Creed of Peace, and the 2004 Contribution to Peace.
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.
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.