Vestals–Christina d’Arcy

“Vestals,” by Christina d’Arcy, SRC, from the “The Sacred Feminine” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast, Soror d’Arcy discusses the caretakers of the hearth where the divine flame lived in ancient Rome, the Vestals. These women and girls were exalted in Roman society, and the position is reflected today in the Rosicrucian Tradition. […]

“The Golden Verses of Pythagoras: A New Translation” by Steven Armstrong, FRC, MA, MDiv

“The Golden Verses of Pythagoras: A New Translation” by Steven Armstrong, FRC, MA, MDiv, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest (Online Supplementals) In this podcast, following the latest scholarship, Frater Armstrong of the Grand Lodge staff presents a fresh translation of the venerable “Golden Verses of Pythagoras” which emphasizes the textual continuity of the verses. […]

“Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio” David M. Aguilera, FRC, PhD, ABPP

“Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio” David M. Aguilera, FRC, PhD, ABPP, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest Michelangelo’s magnificent design for the Piazza del Campidoglio on Rome’s Capitoline Hill was only completed in the 1940s. Its stately curvilinear lines with twelve points suggest the astrological influence of Marsilio Ficino, among other references. In this […]

Francis of Assisi — by Elisa Cuttjohn SRC

“Francis of Assisi” — by Elisa Cuttjohn SRC, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) is one of the best known Mystics in the world, from the Christian Tradition. Soror Cuttjohn gives us a moving portrait of this Italian mystic who revolutionized his own Church, and inspired the world with […]