In one of my last blogs, I focused on a Message from the Supreme Grand Lodge entitled, “Dare to Think!” published in the Rosicrucian Digest of Spring, 1992. This message focuses on the untrustworthy nature of our external senses. But what are we to replace it with, according to the writer?
In a remarkable piece of rhetoric, we are told that, though our eyes are valuable tools in exploring our environment, perhaps the most important, but they are somewhat deceptive. What’s the solution? We must train our hearing.
Hmmmmm…. Our eyes our deficient in objectivity, so we must train our… Continue reading
In The Prisoner of San Jose, I unveiled the methodology by which AMORC was able to create heightened states of hypnotic trance by a program that mainly relied on weekly lessons, delivered by mail to its members and weekly Lodge Convocation. In AMORC UNMASKED, I discussed more precisely how these hypnotic means were affected through a progressive platform of hypnotic suggestion. I published these sixteen steps in Prisoner.
Since many of my critics constantly comment, usually without any explanation, that AMORC is not a cult, I would like to review these 16 steps, somewhat modified and enhanced by my experience… Continue reading
RITUAL AND THE SEARCH WITHIN
There is probably nothing more external than a ritual. Although it may embody some kind of symbolic reality, although it may suggest awakening, the ritual itself is an ever-repeated set of movements, chanting, invocations, perhaps singing in an atmosphere dressed with special costumes, candles, incense, often veiled in deep mystery and a sense of sacred history.
In AMORC, if you were not near a Lodge, all you needed was your home sanctum, replete with candles, incense and a mirror and your sacred monograph. I remember drinking my glass of water, washing my hands and setting… Continue reading