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.
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.
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.
Awakening the Heart Center
Ilkka Laaksonen, FRC
General Administrator of the Finnish 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 Ilkka Laaksonen reminds us of the physical, mystical, and spiritual functions of our Heart Center.
Ainu: The Indigenous People of Northern Japan
Atsushi Honjo, FRC
Grand Master of the Japanese Grand Lodge
In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Atsushi Honjo introduces us to the Ainu worldview, with its striking relationship to the environment, to the Divine, and to all creatures.
Inspired by the third Rosicrucian manifesto, the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published four hundred years ago, the anonymous author of this Rosicrucian manifesto (number six) leads us toward the vision of a better world through an alchemical dream.