Rosicrucian = The Original Sin (27 May 2017)

that justly we may boast of the happy time wherein there is not only discovered unto us the half part of the world, which was hitherto unknown and hidden, but He hath also made manifest unto us many wonderful and never-before seen works and creatures of Nature, and, moreover, hath raised human beings, endued with great wisdom, which might partly renew and reduce all arts (in this our spotted and imperfect age) to perfection, so that we might thereby understand our own nobleness and worth, and why we are called microcosmos, and how far our knowledge extendeth in Nature.

So begins the Fama or announcement “of Christian intent” of the Fraternity nity of the Rose Cross (R.C).

John Matthews;Paul Bembridge;Joscelyn Godwin;Goodrick-Clarke;Christopher Bamford;Rafal Prinke;Robert Powell;Christopher McIntosh. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (p. 47). Kindle Edition.

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (Genesis 3)

[Satan did not explain to Eve how GIGANTIC the gap is between being “like God” and being God — something Satan learned the hard way when he thought he could dethrone God…]

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Symbolism as an Occult Act (27 May 2017)

Yet, the symbol itself is an open secret. Inexplicable though it is, it makes possible its own understanding. If acted upon-that is, if enacted as a rite and allowed to act-it does the inner and the outer work that is its teaching. It does so because a symbol is not a thing but a synthesis of complements, a paradoxical process, a way, something that one must do.

John Matthews;Paul Bembridge;Joscelyn Godwin;Goodrick-Clarke;Christopher Bamford;Rafal Prinke;Robert Powell;Christopher McIntosh. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (pp. 45-46). Kindle Edition.

Notes: The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (27 May 2017)

Those who are now full-grown all came here as children. Happy the mother of any child destined to serve there! Rich and poor alike rejoice if a child of theirs is summoned and they are bidden to send it to that Company! Such children are fetched from many countries and forever are immune from the shame of sin and have a rich reward in Heaven.19

Robert Fludd, in his defense of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, makes the connection even clearer: Here then you have that House or Palace of Wisdom erected on the Mount of Reason. It remains, however, to learn who are those … to whom this House is open. These most fortunate of men and their spiritual house are described by the Apostle in the following manner: “To whom come, as unto a living stone … [the] chosen of God … [to whom] are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,

John Matthews;Paul Bembridge;Joscelyn Godwin;Goodrick-Clarke;Christopher Bamford;Rafal Prinke;Robert Powell;Christopher McIntosh. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (p. 38). Kindle Edition.

John Matthews;Paul Bembridge;Joscelyn Godwin;Goodrick-Clarke;Christopher Bamford;Rafal Prinke;Robert Powell;Christopher McIntosh. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (p. 38). Kindle Edition.

The Bible teaches that you judge a tree by the fruit it produces – whether referencing an individual or an org.

The Bible also teaches that you don’t don’t hide your light under a bushel. You let it shine forth for all to see —- to show them the wisdom in becoming a Christian like yourself.

It is the opposite of the teaching of the Bible to say:  Hide your fruit. Wait until some future time to shine it forth. And, oh, by the way, the fruit which is really righteous is the opposite of the fruit described in the Bible… That was just there to fool people.  You should really value the stuff that the Bible misdirects most people to think of as evil…

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c]fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. —- Galatians 5