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.
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 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.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 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.”
6 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. 7 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…]