Freeman Challenges AMORC Imperator In Open Letter
Author Asks Christian Bernard to Explain Troubling Rosicrucian Practices
Troubled by his 24-year ordeal with the Ancient and Mystic Order of Rosae Crucis (AMORC), author Pierre S. Freeman has posted an Open Letter to Christian Bernard, leader of the century-old Rosicrucian fraternal organization. It asks fundamental questions about the reality, soundness and legality of AMORC’S claims and activities.
Many of the readers of my blog and my books, The Prisoner of San Jose and AMORC Unmasked are very surprised to realize how closely the so-called spiritual techniques of AMORC seem to resemble those used by Mind Control practitioners. They, like me, not only have wondered why these methods do not seem to work for members but also why they have perpetuated in the first place? So if Bernard wants to send out weekly lessons to his members telling them how to heal people without any kind of medical or health credentials; how to use a crystal ball, how to take over political leader’s consciousness to manipulate the actions for the sake of for world peace- I would like to know, first of all, why these things don’t work? Second of all, even if these practices did work, how they conform to anything like legitimate moral behavior respecting other people’s privacy or human rights? My third question is — why is Bernard sending out lessons like these in the first place — ones that put the acquisition of occult powers over the fundamental path taken by the true mystic in all religious and spiritual traditions- surrender to the will of God? My letters asks him to defend his actions.
Pierre S. Freeman claims to be a firm believer in the alleged principles of the Order, meaning the principles of self-discipline and moral conduct leading to the possibility of profound mystical experience and the resulting good flowing from that experience. He claims to object, however, to specific practices inherent in the teaching, which he believes are psychologically destructive, questioning their reality in the first place. “In An Open Letter to Christian Bernard,” says Freeman, “I ask if the telepathy (reading people’s minds, telekinesis (moving objects at will), reading the vibrations of objects at distance (radiaesthesia), even the ability to create actual physical objects through the power of visualization- are real or the product of hypnotically-induced Mind Control?” Can, members actually become invisible at will or really learn to manipulate other people’s consciousness- or are they being trained to fantasize and hallucinate?