AMORC Unmasked

AMORC General

My reply to F.B. Berlin/Germany


Dear Mr. Freeman, Thanks for your work on AMORC. I agree with nearly everything from your conclusions. I had the fortune to realize pretty soon (after a year or so) that the whole thing is a fake: there are so many things, which you can realize as a lie if you research the claims of AMORC (lineage, archives that are obvious not real etc. etc.). And if I cannot trust someone in the things I can check, how can I trust them with the spiritual things, which are not so easy to research? But there is one… Continue reading

The Beginning of Mind Control

I think Mind Control starts at the very beginning of AMORC’s monograph program.

Despite all the disclaimers about members’ having freedom, you are clearly told- in the beginning and with progressive elaboration and depth- that you are a member of the only real spiritual fraternity in the world, the only one with the authentic emblem of Rosicrucianism, the only one that has inherited the true mantle.

Members who take this lightly and don’t practice the exercises or read the monographs- who don’t hold themselves up to the flame- to the promise of AMORC- can slide by without any problem.… Continue reading

When You Believe, You Believe in Everything

The foundations for Mind Control rest on belief. This belief is initially under the control of a person who is consciously joining an organization- unless the Mind Control is the result of capture or imprisonment. In a religious cult, there is no such scenario. Someone wanders into a building or is invited to a meeting. In my case, I read an ad.

Although I had some background in religion and philosophy, I was not a student of the esoteric sciences. This was all new to me.

The first time I hit a roadblock was when I tried to practice the… Continue reading

The Frame of Mind is Key

Since many of my readers, especially those in AMORC, have wondered how their exercises could possibly be part of a Mind Control program, I am going to draw from some of my experiences in writing my new book, AMORC Unmasked- and kind of blend that new knowledge with my actual experience of doing these exercises.

Some people have said I was poor, unhappy, uneducated and came to the United States unprepared- and that was why I made such a mess of my life. I want to point out that when I applied for membership in AMORC I was a top… Continue reading

Questions I Would Ask My Critics

If you have read my books and disagree, exactly why do you not think that AMORC is not a cult? Please address the exact issues I bring up.

For instance, does not AMORC rather strongly imply that it is the only legitimate, clearly active spiritual fraternity in the world? What proof do you actually have that AMORC has the history and authority it claims for itself?

What do you really know about FUDOSI- and its right to actually provide credentials for AMORC? Do you know anything about its history? Do you know why it was disbanded?

Have you studied the… Continue reading

Gary L. Stewart – On Desire

I guess I like to thumb through my old Rosicrucian Digests. Anything to gain perspective. In going all the way back to August, 1986, I found an article by the then Imperator, Gary L. Stewart called “Desire.”

In it, he talks about the problems with visualizing things that you desire- and then turns to the “desire” for Cosmic Consciousness. He says-

Since desire for Cosmic Illumination tells us that we do not yet have it, and the very foundation of Rosicrucian teachings tells us that we are identical to all that is, are we not defeating our purpose, our goal,… Continue reading

The Chateau d’Omonville

The Headquarters of the French language division is in Normandy in the Chateau d’Omonville. This is where the Imperator, Christian Bernard, often stays, when not travelling to other parts of his Rosicrucian empire.

The site is shrouded in tradition. AMORC claims that a nearby forest was donated to the Knights Templars of Commandery of Saint Etienne de Renneville, which is located about one kilometer from the Chateau. It is easy to be hypnotized by traditions of this nature, to ease oneself into the luxury of being associated with such a traditional and ancient organization.

But although I revere the possibility… Continue reading

Turning Lead into Gold

AMORC is definitely interested in Alchemy, literally initiating its more public outreach with an alchemical demonstration in 1916. Later on, it would offer some classes in alchemy.

But as to using the philosopher’s stone for the purpose of prolonging life- this does not appear to be a major interest, although there seems to be some interest in the creation of medicinal elixirs.

AS to ascension, AMORC clearly says-

From a Rosicrucian point of view, Jesus did not die at the time of his crucifixion. Therefore, he could not have been raised from the dead three days after this ordeal. As… Continue reading

The Alchemical Side of AMORC

In the March/April 1988 edition of the Rosicrucian Digest, there is a very interesting article called “Chinese Alchemy: A Search for Immortality,” which speaks about the wei tan- or external method for attaining immortality- and the nei tan- or internal search. Wei tan- involved external methods- like diet, breathing techniques and medicinal elixirs to prolong life. Nei tan involved complex meditative processes- of which the martial art, Tai Chi Tuan- is like a mirror of internal processes.

Immortality has always fascinated me and, in one respect, Eastern and Western alchemy- in regards of the external discipline- both have attempted to… Continue reading

Escalating the Illusion Part II

In an article called “The Inner Self” for The Celestial Sanctum section of the Rosicrucian Digest (May/June 1988), Dennis Kwaitkowski, F.R.C. relates-

“Our Rosicrucian Manual defines the Inner Self as the spiritual consciousness within the physical body. It further goes on to relate that this consciousness constitutes man’s real being and is part of the soul or the divine element of each person’s existence. The physical, material part of man is related to the spiritual consciousness, for both are part of the same cosmic whole and both work in harmonious parallel. The Inner Self, however, is unlimited and is in… Continue reading