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.
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.
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.
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.
This podcast features an article from the 2010 No. 1 Isis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. The image of the Veil of Isis has persisted through the centuries from ancient Egyptian Saïs—where Athena and Isis were identified as one—to the present day. Originally, a symbol of wisdom, initiation, and the Mysteries, it has successively become an image of protection, of the secrets of nature, of hidden history and truths to be revealed. In each historical context the Veil is an invitation to delve further into the truths which have been hidden in plain sight from the eyes of those who will not see.