In my just completed novel there are many references to the Rosicrucians, old and new.
In case anyone is not familiar with the Rosicrucian tradition, here are a few pointers.
No one really knows when existence began – or if it ever really had any beginning at all.
If there was no beginning, then there can surely be no end.
So in that case what exists is only and purely eternity.
Whatever you may know outside of this truth can only be illusion.
Overcoming this state of uncertainty leads to true knowledge.
In theory, anyone can reach this end point of realisation and understanding.
In practice, few know where to begin.
Which is where the Rosicrucians come in.
Down through the centuries knowledge of the path to certainty has been handed down from culture to culture. The Rosicrucians are a part of this process.
In the seventeenth century proclamations in writing appeared in various important European cities announcing the re-discovery of the eternal wisdom as it had been experienced and passed down through the generations. This learning, it was said, now lay in the hands of an organisation consisting of the members of the ‘rosy cross’. Hence the name ‘Rosicrucian’. People were invited to join, but had to find their own way to make contact with the organisation.
And so it remains today. The big difference now, if there really is any, is that people are less likely to be persecuted for seeking the truth which exists beyond the illusion of everyday existence. At least, one would like to think so… Even if you believe this is so, there is still a great deal of ignorance and hostility to the idea which has to be overcome, not to mention personal prejudice.
Still, with clear-sightedness, strong purpose and the courage to pursue what currently appears possible only in the imagination, full knowledge is attainable through the right means.