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
According to a 1996 monograph, written by Gary Stewart, the former Imperator of AMORC, who was displaced by Christian Bernard, the Nodin Manuscript is “the actual key to the Rosicrucian system and the fundamental basis of our teachings.” According to Stewart, Nodin’s work, which predated the 17th century documents I have referred to previously in The Prisoner of San Jose and AMORC UNMASKED, was in two parts.
It was never published in its entirety and “always remained in the possession of the principal Rosicrucian adept, and later, the Imperator.”
Steward, who now is the Imperator of the Confraternity of the… Continue reading
On August 7th, 1990, Christian Bernard assumed the mantle of Imperator under a very fragile moment for AMORC. Not only had the Order been racked by an upheaval by the termination of Gary Stewart as Imperator as ordered by the Supreme Council, but funds for a variety of reasons were extremely low and this was partially, attributed, at the time, to the actions of Gary Stewart. In a Special 1991 edition of the Forum, a Q&A section addressed the question: How could something like this happen to AMORC? Isn’t the Imperator cosmically guided? Part of the answer was:
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In reviewing Initiation 3, I commented on how, at a certain point after the ritual has advanced to a certain point, the candidate is told to imagine how the initiations took place thousands of years ago. By doing this, the monograph says,
-you will attune with the Akashic Records and, on the screen of your consciousness, you will see particular scenes rising from a distant past..
In AMORC UNMASKED, I make this critical point:
The question for someone undergoing very extensive work in imaging while involved with an occult organization is whether they are preparing themselves for higher reality, presumably… Continue reading
In my last blog, we discussed the set-up for the Initiation I carried out in my home sanctum for Temple Degree 3.
After meticulously creating conditions for a very powerful hypnotic platform, as described in both the Prisoner of San Jose and AMORC UNMASKED, the candidate is then told:
To perpetuate this rite, I asked that you remain seated, relax as much as possible, and try to imagine what could compose this phenomena, which the candidates of the initiation could not understand. If you can make yourself receptive enough, you will attune with the Akashic Records and, on the screen… Continue reading