The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order is a Biblical work on the subject and a must read for all interested. But it’s probably not what you expect. Put aside everything you heard about the Rosicrucians and follow the author Paul Foster Case how he unravels an unexpected mystery. He isn’t concerned with a Rosicrucian Organization, but rather with the order of the Inner School – the invisible spiritual tradition of incarnate and discarnate people that spans our planet.
This book has two main parts: the first examines and interprets the two Rosicrucian manifestoes, the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis.
The second part elaborates the Rosicrucian system of degrees or grades of initiation and how they can be mapped to the Tree of Life.
The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order is a master peace of Hermetic Qabalah and offers a glimpse into Paul Foster Case’s spiritual system that seamlessly integrates Qabalah, Tarot, Alchemy, and Astrology.
Paul isn’t so well known, because most of his writing are available as lessons that can be accessed via B.O.T.A., a non-profit, religious organization. The B.O.T.A. could be compared with the Course in Miracles, in case you are familiar with that.
Paul’s Gematrical elaborations are priceless, in particular, that of the Pythagorean Triangle that embraces even ancient Egyptian symbolism. This book has a few surprises in store for you. One is the conclusion that the leader of the order, Brother C.R., must be Christ Himself. Another is the famous Rosicrucian vault that turns out not to be a vault-vault, but rather a place inside us where we can re-discover spiritual arcana and resurrect Christ inside.
The book is fairly easy to read, but it’s one of those books you can read ten times and still learn a thing or two.
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