AMORC Unmasked



for the -Home and Business-21st Century Edition-BY IMPERATOR H. SPENCER LEWIS

Presented By Pierre S. Freeman,
Occult Whistleblower

For the Subjects of the Rosicrucian Empire

“Rosicrucian Cultural Center” in Harlem, New York.



Chapter 1 The Truth About Affirmations
As Discussed by Occult Whistleblower, Pierre S. Freeman

Lewis Criticizes A Simplistic Method of Manifestation


            Back in 1929, like today, there were an abundance of metaphysical teachings, many centering around affirmations. The most famous of these affirmations, at the time, was one quoted by Lewis and who he attributes to Emile Coué was “Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”  His book, Self Mastery through Conscious Autosuggestion, was published in 1922, seven years before Lewis’ treatise. In his book, Coué talks about the power of suggestion, which are at the foundations of the practice of affirmations. He says-


Suggestion, or rather Autosuggestion, is quite a new subject, and yet at the same time it is as old as the world… By knowing how to practice it consciously it is possible in the first place to avoid provoking in others bad autosuggestions which may have disastrous consequences, and secondly, consciously to provoke good ones instead, thus bringing physical health to the sick, and moral health to the neurotic and the erring, the unconscious victims of anterior autosuggestions, and to guide into the right path those who had a tendency to take the wrong one.


According to recently deceased hypnotist, Chaplain Paul Durbin who was a practical student of and wrote varying articles on the masters of hypnosis, Coué’s work received radically different responses in different parts of the world. In fact, in one article, “Emile Coué- The Prophet of Autosuggestion (1857-1926), Durbin writes-


He had great success in Europe, but not in America. In America he was criticized by the media and therefore putting doubt in people’s mind as to the effectiveness of his methods. It is too bad that he did not get more support in America because it resulted in America’s loss. His words did not fall completely on deaf ears because some modern day advocates of Coue’s “Positive Thinking” are Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, Carl Simonton, Bernie Siegel and a host of others. Emile Coue` died in 1926.”


In my position as an investigator and seeker after truth, I commonly divide human faculties into three components- the subconscious, the conscious and the superconscious. By subconscious, I mean that aspect of the Self that is reflected in dreams, in underlying motivations, in creative activities but is only reflected indirectly in the conscious mind. By conscious, I mean our waking, individual consciousness. By superconscious, I mean a level of consciousness that transcends isolated individuality, which is connected to the core of the universe, that AMORC seems to indicate, at times, what they call as consciousness.

Coué only divided individuality into two components, the conscious and the unconscious. He is not explicitly concerned about a level of consciousness that is above mere individuality. So, his affirmations are meant to effect, somewhat hypnotically, manifestation in consciousness. In his dissertation on Rosicrucian principles, H. Spencer Lewis questions the efficacy of this rather simple approach to making things happen.

I wholeheartedly agree with Lewis in his disagreement with the sole use of affirmations. It really does not take into account the complete relationship between the conscious mind, the subconscious and the superconscious and the effect of certain practices utilizing these faculties on the actual world of manifestation.

But does Lewis have a better answer? We will explore his point of view and its value in our review of his book.

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